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County adds assistant fire chief slot

The lackion County Fire Res-
cue department will soon have
an assistant chief's position add-
ed to the payroll.

Jackson County Commis-
sioners agreed to add the job
this week at the request of Fire
Rescue Chief Tony Wesley, who
will be retiring from his post at
the end of this year. Wesley said
he needs an assistant in place

before he leaves, someone who
could become familiar with the
department and perhaps serve
as interim chief if his post is
not immediately filled when he
The duties currently assigned

to the county fire marshal's po-
sition wpl also be. part of the
job description for the assistant
chief. The fire marshal's job un-
til now has been a free-standing
slot. It has been vacant for a few
weeks. Chuck Sawyer left the

position after serving in it for
several years.
. Commissioners describe the
new assistant chief position
as a reclassification of the fire
See SLOT, Page 7A

Fire damages house of

six people; no one injured

Fire damage is visible on a Skyline Drive residence Thursday in Dellwood. Jackson County Fire Rescue Chief Tony Wesley said the
incident started with a kitchen grease fire Wednesday night.

F ire damaged the home shared by
six people at 3461 Skyline Drive in
Dellwood Wednesday around 8 p.m.
Jackson County Fire Rescue Chief Tony
Wesley identified the head of household as
Jonathan Hartsfield. A grease fire started
while one of his family members was
cooking, and most of the damage was
confined to the kitchen of the home. Wesley
did not know who else lived there with
Hartsfield, but said the family will be
staying temporarily in a hotel in wake of the
fire. He estimated the structural damage
at $60,000 and damage to the contents at
$10,000. Fire crews used an estimated 4,000
gallons of water to put the fire out.

A family
pet exits
the fire-
Drive home
Thursday in
say the
started in
the kitchen
8 p.m.

Public Hearing About Undeveloped Streets Set FRic rb. 12

David G. Smith appeared before the '
Jackson County Commissioners this Week, .
asking the board take action to abandon
five platted but undeveloped streets .
off State Road 73 south of Marianna.
Commissioners agreed to set a public :
hearing to discuss the matter. It will be
held at 9:15 a.m. on Feb. 12, at the board's
regular first-of-the-month session. Lying
within an old subdivision project that
never got off the ground, the roads were r
platted in the late 1920s, but never built.
The surrounding lots were eventually
sold or passed to the heirs of the original
owners. Eventually, many of the new
owners erected outbuildings in the paths
of the intended roads as memories of
their existence faded. The owners are now
hoping the roads will be abandoned and L
revert to the adjacent property owners in
order to clear any conflict going forward.
The roads in question are Jackson Street,X'6
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to arrest

of habitual


Driving a car with an expired license
plate turned out to be a big mistake
for a Marianna man now charged with
aggravated fleeing or eluding, posses-
sion of a controlled substance, and
driving while his. license
was.revoked. The man is
already designated a ha-
bitual traffic offender.
According to a press re-
lease from the Marianna
Police Department, of-
Brown: ficers with that agency
attempted to pull over a
black Chevrolet on Wednesday about
3:30 p.m. because of the expired plate.
But the car circled the parkinglot of Za-
xby's restaurant and speed away, head-
ing east on U.S. 90.
The car made an improper left turn
onto Smith Street and continued to
accelerate, going through the intersec-
tion of Smith and Kelson Avenue in a
dangerous maneuver that constituted
"wanton disregard for the safety of oth-
ers," according to the press release. Au-
thorities say the car almost struck an-
other vehicle in the process.
After going through that intersection,
officials said, it traveled north on Cart-
ers Mill Road, speeding in the vicinity
See CHASE, Page 7A

SWoman accused

of writing bogus

payroll checks
An area woman is accused of writing
herself more than $2,500 worth of bo-
gus payroll checks from the Graceville
business she worked for in 2012.
A sometime resident of Holmet
County, Graceville, Panama City anm
other communities in the
general area, 28-year-old
Patricia Lynn Montgom-
ery is charged with grand
theft in the case.
According to the cc
plaint filed against her L
Montgomery the Jackson County Sher-
iff's office, Montgomery
allegedly wrote nine checks to herself
between September and December
2012, apparently forging the signature
of the actual payroll clerk at West Flor-
ida Enterprises on Brown Street. Mont-
gomery had been working there several
months when the business owner in
* December discovered a discrepancy in
his books that led to an investigation by
law enforcement.
Authorities say Montgomery cashed
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news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via e-mail, fax:mail, or hand delivery.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
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Conununity Calendar

Bereavement Meetings -11 a.m. at Emerald
Coast Hospice offices in Marianna (4374 Highway
90) and Chipley (1330 South Blvd.). Public wel-
come. Education and bereavement support offered
to any individual suffering a loss. Call 526-3577
(Marianna) or 850-638-8787 (Chipley).
)) Sunland 50th Anniversary Celebration 1
p.m. in the auditorium of Sunland Center, Marianna,
a recognition ceremony will mark the milestone;
guest speakers: Rep. Marti Coley, Agency for Per-
sons witr Disabilities officials. Historical presenta-
tions will be on display. A reception follows in the
Leisure Center.
p Book Signing 2-4 p.m. at Chipola River Book
&Tea, 4402 Lafayette St., Marianna. Local author of
poetry, Chrissy Jordan will be signing copies of her
newest book, "Descent into Madness."
) Senior Singles Get-Together 6 p.m. at
Gazebo Coffee Shoppe & Deli, downtown 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.
) 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. Call 209-7856,573-1131.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

a Altha Homecoming Race Altha Project
Graduation is having a 5K and 1 mile fun run at Altha
Recreational Park-on Oglesby Road. Call 850-557-
1027 or 850-557-1026.
) Alford Community Health Clinic Hours 10
a.m. until last patient is seen, at 1770 Carolina St. in
Alford. The free clinic for income-eligible patients
without medical insurance treats short-term
illnesses and chronic conditions. Appointments
available (call 263-7106 or 209-5501).
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
- 6:30 p.m. at 4349 W. Lafayette St. in Marianna

(in one-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop
) Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville.

x Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's
Buffet & Grill. Call 482-2005.
u The Parkinson's Support Group Noon in the
Education Classroom on the ground floor of Jack-
son Hospital, 4250 Hospital Drive. Lunch provided
courtesy of Jackson Hospital. Those diagnosed with
Parkinson's and the caregivers are invited to attend.
There is no cost to participate. Call 718-2661.
a Jackson County Development Council, Inc.
Board of Directors monthly meeting 5 p.m. in
the conference room located in the Nearing Court
Office Building at 2840 Jefferson Street. The public
is invited. Call 526-4005.
Jadsoikounty Quilter's Guild Meeting
530-7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 US 90 West, Marianna. Business meetings are
fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
lessons, help. All quilters welcome. Call 209-7638.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

St. Anne Thrift Store Hours 9 a.m. to I p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays at 4285 Second Ave. in
Marianna. Toys/clothing sale: Buy one; get one
(same or leader value) for free. Call 482-3734.
a The Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees will
hold a Building and Grounds Committee meet-
ing-Noon in the conference room in the Hudnall
Building. Call 718-2629.
Orientation Noon to 3 p.m. at Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn
about and register for free services. Call 526-0139.
D Sewing Circle -1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
n Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission public meeting on deer management-
6:30-8:30 p.m. at Jackson County Agricultural
Conference Center.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting Noon
to 1 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
n Internet/Email Basic Computer Class, Part
1- Noon to 3 p m at the Goodwill Career Training
Center, 4742 Highway 90 Marianna. Learn basic
use of the Internet, how to send 'receive emails. and
how to protect your computer. Call 526-0139.
The Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees will
hold a Physician Recruitment Committee meet-
ing 5:30'p.m. in the classroom. Call 718-2629.

St. Anne Thrift Store Hours -9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays at 4285 Second Ave. in
Marianna. Toys/clothing sale: Buy one; get one
(same or lesser value) for free. Call 482-3734.
) Tools to Quit Class-11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the
Community Room of the Jackson Hospital Hudnall
Building. Curriculum is written by ex-smokers,
free patches, gum and/or lozenges available. Call
D Marianna Kiwanis Club Meeting -Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
Call 482-2290.
) Job Club Noon to 3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn
job seeking/retention skills; get job search assis-
tance. Call 526-0139.
D Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,
8-9 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;
papers will not be signed.

n Jackson County Chamber of Commerce First
Friday Power Breakfast 7-9:30 a.m. at the
Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center.
Guest Speakers: House Speaker Pro Tempore Marti
Coley and Senate President Don Gaetz. This will be
an interactive Q&A forum. Call 482-8060.
Internet/Email Basic Computer Class, Part
2 Noon to 3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career Training
Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn basic
use of the Internet, how to send/receive emails, and
how to protect your computer. Call 526-0139 for
more information.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. 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, FL32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.

Police Roundup

Marianna Police
The Marianna Police De-.
partment listed the following
incidents for Jan. 23, the latest
available report: One stolen
tag, one abandoned vehicle,
one suspicious vehicle, three
suspicious persons, one escort,
two burglaries, seven traffic
stops, two obscene/threaten-
ing phone calls, one follow-up
investigation, one animal com-
plaint, one retail theft and one
patrol request.

Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county fire/rescue
reported the following inci-
dents for Jan. 23, Three hospice

deaths, four abandoned vehicle
reports, one reckless driver,
four suspicious vehicles, three
escorts, one report of mental
illness, one physical distur-
bance, one residential fire call,
14 medical
,, '-, calls, one traf-
L- fic crash, two
,CR'ME burglar alarms,
---- 12 traffic stops,
three larceny
complaints, one civil dispute,
one trespass complaint, two as-
saults, two-animal complaints,.
one assist of another agency,
one child abuse complaint, one
public service call, seven crimi-
nal registrations, four welfare
checks, six standard transports,
two Baker Act transports, one
patrol request and one threat/
harassment complaint.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
)) Christopher Darvehn, 30,
3686 Redtop Lane, Marianna,
possession of marijuana-less
than 20 grams.
) Keyeta Dawkins, 28, 715 East
13th St., Panama City, non-child
) Kelvin Thornton, 49, 4290
Cedar St., Marianna, posses-
sion of marijuana-less than 20
) John Judah, 34, 2048 Happy
Hollow Road, Bonifay, posses-
sion of marijuana-less than
20 grams, tampering with
)) Matthew Smith, 29, 3784 Till-
man Road, Graceville, dealing

in stolen property.
))Jarrod Brown, 39, 5391
15th St., Malone, fleeing and
attempting to elude, driving
while license suspended or re-
voked, possession of controlled
) Patricia Montgomery, 28,
4848 Highway 77, Graceville,
grand theft.
n Richard Lundgren, 41, 11335
NW County Road 73B, Altha,
non-child support.
) Stephen Moore, 42, 15 Sand-
piper Way, West Palm Beach,
driving while license suspended
or revoked.

Jail Population: 214
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
To report a wildlife violation, call 1-888-
404-FWCC (3922).

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Riverside Elementary School

Sewell, Hollis named employees of the year

Special to the Floridan

Rene Hollis has been
chosen as Riverside El-
ementary Schbool's Teacher
of the Year. Hollis currently
teaches fifth grade. She
has four years of teach-
ing experience and brings
with her prior knowledge
about technology that she
readily implements in her
classroom, through the
use of iPads and laptop
She has received a Bach-
elor of Science in elemen-
tary education and special
education from Univer-
sity of West Florida. Hollis
teaches science, an FCAT

tested, subject in the fifth
grade, to three sets of stu-
dents and believes the
students need hands-on
experiences to learn. She
entices the children to
learn through her enthu-
siasm and love for them
and because of this, with-
out them even realizing it;
they work hard to learn the
skills to achieve beyond
their limitations.
Marcia Sewell has been
selected as Riverside's
School Related Employee
of the Year. Sewell came
to RES as a paraprofes-
sional in 2011. She serves
as an assistant in the front
office, answering phones

and greeting and assist-
ing parents and students.
Also, Sewell is responsible
for several duties in the
production room includ-
ing making and organizing
copies for all faculty and
staff and assisting. with
testing when necessary.
Each Friday she monitors
students in the inside com-
puter lab with FCAT mate-
rial in order to improve
their scores. Morning,
lunch and afternoon du-
ties are also part of Sewell's
day along with covering
classrooms when needed.
Sewell states that she loves

Shown is Rene Hollis, Teacher
of the Year at Riverside
Elementary School.

Shown is Marcia Sewell, School Related Employee of the Year
at Riverside Elementary School.

being able to help stu- they need to improve their She is married to Reggie children together and re-
dents with anything that educational experience. Sewell and they have four side in Altha.



Project Venture student Morgan Lakey of
Graceville Elementary School in Native
American clothing.

Project Venture students make a Power Point presentation to parents and
community leaders. Project Venture students, grades K-3 from elementary
schools in Jackson County recently made a Power Point presentation of their
projects on Native Americans to parents and community leaders. Students
learned about the history and cultures of early Native Americans and took a field
trip to Kolomoki Indian Mounds during the first semester at the Venture Program.
This was a culminating technology-based activity which promoted research,
public speaking and presentation skills. I .

Sneads Elementary Scbool

Sneads Elementary, School
Celebrates Literacy Week


Alexus Peraza of SES reads a book in the reading booth.
Sneads Elementary School recently celebrated Literacy
Week by taking picture of all students in the library in a
Homemade photo booth made by Jackson County School
Board employees Thomas Byrd and Tammy Bragg. Each
child received a picture to take home to their parents. The
pictures depicted the children doing the most important
thing for the betterment of their education: reading.




Richard "Gus" Gustafson was the guest speaker recently at a meeting of the Marianna
Optimist Club. Gustafson, who is now retired from working with wild animals, told the
group of his work that includes more than 24 years of working with such animals at
roam free parks in the states of Ga., Fla., Calif and Texas along with parks in Japan and Korea.
He was the first American hired to work at Lion Country Safari is West Palm Beach and their
third Chief Game Warden. His book, "Experiencing The Adventure" chronicles his journey.
From left: Program chairman Ken Stoutamire, Gustafson and club president Lowell Centers.

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7 p.m. Chipola Center for the Arts
Featuring a jazz vocalist, Davis and Dow has a style that is deeply
rooted in the classical jazz tradition but with a playfulness that keeps
the music fresh and fun. Favorites by request the second half,
Tickets available online at www.chipola.edu
Box Office sales Jan. 31, Feb, 4-6 from 2-5ipm.
For more information, call (850) 718-2277.

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Religion Calendar

Youth Activity Night 6 p.m. at
Marianna Church of God. Ages: 12-19.
Call 482-6264.
) Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen
meetings to "overcome hurts, habits
and hang-ups in a safe environment,"
7 p.m. at Evangel Worship Center with
praise and live worship music, testi-
monies and fellowship. Dinner: 6 p.m.
Child care available. Call 209-7856,
* Fifth Church Anniversary 7
p.m. at Apostolic Revival Center of
Marianna. Guest speaker will be
Prophet T. Diggs of Tallahassee. Nightly
event Jan. 22-27. Call 557-5463.
* Pulse 7-10 p.m. at Cypress Grove
Assembly of God Church in Grand
Ridge. Youth outreach program open
to all teens in grades 6-12; shoot pool,
play Xbox and other games, listen to
music, more. Activities are free;
low-cost snacks for sale. Transpor-
tation available (limited area); call
D Appreciation Celebration for Se-
nior Bishop E.T. Mike and Minister
Lottie Mike 7 p.m. at Foundation
Temple Apostolic Faith Church, 3341
Tendell Road, Cottondale. Guest min- *
ister will be Elder Richard Peterson,
Pastor of Holy Neck MBC, Campbell-
ton and members of his congregation.
Call 482-2946 after 5 p.m.

a Marvin Chapel FWB Church Sup-
per and Sing 5 p.m. featuring the
Singing Regals. Call 579-2525.

)) Benefit Program 6:30 p.m. at
Smithville MBC. Benefit is for Mont-
gomery McNealy, Tenneyson Kirkland,
and J.T. Flucker, members of the
Gospel Travelers. All groups, choirs,
and soloists from Georgia, Florida, and
Alabama are welcomed to help make
this event a success. Call 334-405-
) Appreciation Celebration for Se-
nior Bishop E.T. Mike and Minister
Lottie Mike 7 p.m. at Foundation
Temple Apostolic Faith Church, 3341
Tendell Road, Cottondale. Guests will
be Pastor Leroy Hall and the Macedo-
nia MBC #1 church family, and special
music will be provided by the Gospel
Jubilives of Cottondale. Call 482-2946
after 5 p.m.

a Homecoming 10:30 a.m. at
Grand Ridge Baptist Church. Special
music by Four Calvary, and speaker
will be the Rev. Caron Harn. A covered
dish meal will follow the service. Call
) Annual Friends and Family
Day -11 a.m. at Henshaw Chapel
A.M.E. Church. Guest speaker will be
Evangelist Kimberly Crews. Lunch
will be served after the service. Call
) Fifth Church Anniversary -11
a.m. at Apostolic Revival Center of
Marianna. Guest speaker will be
Pastor R.A. Castillo of Marianna. Call
) Shella Smith Trio in Concert -11
a.m. at White Pond Baptist Church
-located on Mill Road south of Alford.

Food and fellowship following the
morning service. Call 209-1836.
) Annual Lay Day 2:30 p.m. at Mc-
Chapel A.M.E. Church. The preacher
of the hour will be Exhorter Linda
Roulhac of Pope Chapel A.M.E. Church.
Call 594-3778.
) Day of Prayer for BCF The
Florida Baptist Convention set aside
the last Sunday of January as the
annual Day of Prayer for The Baptist
College of Florida in Graceville. Find
out how to be involved by calling 800-
328-2660, ext. 460.

n Dare to Live Healed ) Healing
School Class 7 p.m. in the Bascom
Town Hall at 4969 Basswood Road.
Free classes taught by Jacquelyn
McGriff. Call 276-6024.

) Free clothing giveaway 9 a.m.
to noon at Mother Agnes' Closet, 2856
Orange St. in Marianna.

n Youth Activity Night 6 p.m. at
Marianna Church of God. Ages: 12-19.
Call 482-6264.
) Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen
meetings to "overcome hurts, habits
and hang-ups in a safe environment,"
7 p.m. at Evangel Worship Center with
praise and live worship music, testi-
monies and fellowship. Dinner: 6 p.m.
Child care available. Call 209-7856,
) Joy in the City 6:45 p.m. at

Marianna High School Auditorium.
Guest speaker: Pastor Darlene Bishop
of Solid Reck Church in Monroe, Ohio.
Featured gospel recording artist:
Stephanie Brinson Nugent of Miami.
Event continues Feb. 2. Free admis-
sion. Call 526-1874.
) Pulse 7-10 p.m. at Cypress Grove
Assembly of God Church in Grand
Ridge. Youth outreach program open
to all teens in grades 6-12; shoot pool,
play Xbox and other games, listen to
music, more. Activities are free;
low-cost snacks for sale. Transpor-
tation available (limited area); call

Free clothing giveaway 9 a.m.
to noon at Mother Agnes' Closet, 2856
Orange St. in Marianna.
) Joy in the City 9:30 a.m. at
Marianna High School Auditorium.
Guest speaker: Pastor Darlene Bishop
of Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio.
Featured gospel recording artist:
Stephanie Brinson Nugent of Miami.
Free admission. Call 526-1874.
)) The Hoppers in Concert 6:30
p.m. at The Baptist College of Florida
in Graceville. Opening act: Mercy
Revealed. Tickets, $12 each, avail-
able from the BCF Business Office;
call 263-3261, ext. 418, or visit www.
) 42nd Sr. Choir Anniversary
Celebration 6:30 p.m. at Sneads
Community Church. Call 593-6245.


)) Dare to Live Healed )) Healing
School Class 7 p.m. in the Bascom
Town Hall at 4969 Basswood Road.
Free classes taught by Jacquelyn
McGriff. Call 276-6024.

n Free clothing giveaway 9 a.m.
to noon at Mother Agnes' Closet, 2856
Orange St. in Marianna.

Youth Activity Night 6 p.m. at
Marianna Church of God. Ages: 12-19.
Call 482-6264.
n Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen
meetings to "overcome hurts, habits
and hang-ups in a safe environment;'
7 p.m. at Evangel Worship Center with
praise and live worship music, testi-
monies and fellowship. Dinner: 6 p.m.
Child care available. Call 209-7856,
) The Freemans in Concert 7
p.m. at El Bethel Assembly of God,
Grand Ridge. Call 593-6044.
)) Pulse 7-10 p.m. at Cypress Grove
Assembly of God Church in Grand
Ridge. Youth outreach program open
to all teens in'grades 6-12; shoot pool,
play Xbox and other games, listen to
music, more. Activities are free; low-
cost snacks for sale. Transportation
available (limited area); call 381-2549.
Special event announcements for Jackson
County churches are published, free of
charge, each Friday in the Floridan's "Reli-
gion Calendar." Submission deadline: Noon,
Tuesday. Email items to editorial@jcflori-
dan.com, subject line: Religion Calendar.

Baptist College of Florida welcomes new professor

Special to the Floridan

The Baptist College
of Florida in Graceville
proudly welcomed new
professor Susan Wegmann
at the beginning of the
spring 2013 semester. Weg-
mann comes to Graceville
from Okeechobee, where
she served as an associate
professor at the University
of Central Florida and the
director of programs and
research at the Morgridge
International Reading
Wegmann previously
served as the chair of the
membership committee
and east central director

for college and universities
for the Florida Association
of Teacher
In addition
to teaching
and under-
courses in
Wemann literacystrat-
egies, reading, writing and
language arts, Wegmann
has served on the board of
trustees at BCF since 2007.
BCF President Thomas
A. Kinchen said, "Dr. Weg-
mann brings to our faculty
a wonderful blend of keen
intellect, professional ex-
pertise and experience,

and a heart centered on
teaching what really mat-
ters to reach the world for
Christ. We are delighted
to welcome Dr. Wegmann
and her family to the BCF
family and to Graceville."
Wegmann earned her
bachelor's degree from
the. University of South
Florida in 1985, master's
degree froih the University
of Mississippi in 1996 and
Ph.D. from the University
of Florida in 2001.
Wegmann brings a
wealth of knowledge, ex-
perience, and expertise
to the classroom as she
is a recognized confer-
ence presenter, has won

numerous teaching
awards, and has authored
books and numerous
professional journal ar-
ticles. She currently is a
co-editor of the "Florida
Reading Journal," which
is sponsored by the Flor-
ida Reading Association,
of which she is a board
Wegmann says, "I love
being able to express my
Christian faith and to wor-
ship alongside students.
The energy that our BCF
students bring to the class-
room, coupled with the
knowledge and expertise
of 4ur Teacher Education
Division instructors and

adjuncts provides, great
synergy towards a strong
educational foundation.
I'm thrilled to be here!"
Wegmann will be teach-
ing classes such as class-
room management, gener-
al methods of teaching and
foundations of education.
Wegmann's daughter and
son-in-law, Lauren Crews
and Brandon Crews, are
both graduates of BCF, and
her son Chris Wegmann is
a current student and will
graduate this spring.
For more information on
the education degrees of-
fered at BCF, call 800-328-
2660, ext. 460 or visit www.

In Brief
Pope weighs in on
social networks
Pope Benedict XVI put
church leaders on notice
Thursday, saying social
netwoildng sites like
Facebookatrd' Twitter
aren't a virtiialwo6ld
they can ignore, but
rather a very real world,
they must engage if they
want to spread the faith
to the next generation.
ERS: The 85-year-old
used his annual message
on social communica-'
tions to stress the social
media for the church as
it struggles to draw and
keep followers.
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Bascom Assembly of God
5516.Hummingbird Rd
Bascom, FL 32423 272-7775
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3250 Cypress Grove Rd
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Cords Of Love Assembly Of God
2060 Bethelehem Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 272-0254
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4723 Hatton St Marianna, FL
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2503 El Bethel Church Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 593-6044
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4186 Lafayette St
Marianna FL 32446
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2636 Milton St
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4626
Faith Haven Assembly of God
7135 Hwy 90
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-8205
Pilgrim Rest Assembly of God
3347 Pilgrim Rest Church Road
Marianna, FL 32448 579-2300
Welcome Assembly of God
6784 Messer Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-5077

Alford Baptist Church
1764 Carolina St P.O. Box 6
Alford, FL 32420 579-2192
Bethel Star Missionary
Baptist Church
4134 Lincoln Ave
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2137 McLeod St
Cypress, FL 592-4108
Circle Hill Baptist Church
7170 Circle Hill Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 592-2327
Collins Chapel Baptist Church
5005 3rd Ave (5499 Collins Chapel Rd)
Malone, FL 32445 569-5644
Damacus Freewill Baptist
3700 Kynesville Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5878
Dellwood Baptist Church
5512 Blue Springs Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 592-6954
Faith Baptist Church
2494 Hwy 71 South
Marianna, FL 482-2869
First Baptist Church
Southern Baptist
987 8th Ave P.O. Box 565
Graceville F L 32440 263-3323
First Baptist Church
3172 Main St
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4586
First Baptist Marianna
2897 Green St
Marianna, FL 32446 526-4200
First Baptist Church
8010 Pope St -'P.O. Box 246
Sneads, FL 32460 (850) 593-6999
Crossroads Baptist Church
Southern Baptist
3276 Main St P.O. Box 386
Cottondale Fl. 32431 352-2636
Eastside Baptist Church
4785 Highway 90
Marlanna, FL 526-2004
Ebenezer Missionary
Baptist Church
3360 Gardenview Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 579-4223
Everlena Missionary Baptist
5309 Ellaville Rd
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-3900

First Baptist Church
8010 Pope St P.O. Box 246
Sneads, FL 32460 593-6991
First Baptist Church
5366 Ninth St P.O. Box 98
Malone, FI 32445 569-2426
First Freewill Baptist Church
of Malone
5440 10th Street (Hwy 71 N.)
P.O. Box 385
Malone FL 32445 850-569-2786
First Freewill Baptist Church
7970 Davis St
Sneads, FL 32460 593-5400
Friendship Baptist Church
of Malone
5507 Friendship Church Rd
Malone, Fq 32445 569-2379
Grand Ridge Baptist Church
2093 Porter Ave P.O. Box 380
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4846
Greater Buckhorn Missionary
Baptist Church
4691 Hwy 162,
Marianna, FL 32446 594-5761
Greenwood Baptist Church
4156 Bryan St P.O. Box 249
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-3883
Hasty Pond Baptist Church
4895 Hasty Pond Rd, Marianna, FL
Heaven's Way Biker Church
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3924 Woodrest Rd
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Holly Grove Free Will
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2699 Highway 73S
Marianna, FL 32448 482-3489
Inwood Baptist Church
2012 Inwood Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32448 593-5328
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5239 Liberty Hill Road
Bascom, FL 32426 569-5949

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6595 Lovedale Rd Bascom, FL
592-5415 or 592-2134
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2041 Hope School Dr
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5375
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1600 Church St
6158 Rocky Creek Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 592-8999
Mount Olive Baptist
6045 Hwy 2
Bascom FL 32423 569-5080
Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist
3695 Popular Springs Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 594-4161
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist C
5382 Old US Road
Malone, FL 32445 569-2049
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977 Hope Ave
Graceville, FL 32440 658-8344
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2155 Highway 73 South -QP.O. Bo
Marianna, FL 32447 482-5499
New Hoskle Baptist Church
4252 Allen St
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-7243
New Hope Freewill Baptist
Sweet Pond Rd
Dellwood, FL 592-1234
New Hope Missionary Baptis
3996 Wintergreen Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 592-8802
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2870 Barnes St P.O. Box 312
Marianna, FL 32447 482-7595
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3478 Kynesville Rd
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6687 Brushy Pond Rd
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2555 Kynesville Rd
Church Cottondale, FL 32431 579-4194
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2871 Orange Street
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3023 Penn. Ave
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On Religion

Secret fears of your pastor

W ek after week,
year after year,
ministers rise
to preach, knowing their
flocks expect them to
deliver messages that are
truly inspired by God or,
at the very least, some-
what uplifting.
After years facing United
Methodist congrega-
tions in the Bible Belt, the
Rev. Harold Bales had an
epiphany about this duty
- although some might
consider his candid vision
a kind of ecclesiastical
Imagine what would
happen if a pastor stepped
into the pulpit and
said something like the
"Dear friends, in the
past week I have prayed
and prayed," said Bales,
describing this scenario.
"I have read my Bible,
talked to other colleagues
and read stacks of inspira-
tional journals seeking
a word from the Lord.
"Well, what I need to
tell you is that I have
heard nothing from the
Lord this week. I was
kind of wondering: Have
any of you heard from
It's hard for clergy to
imagine doing such a
thing, said Bales, because
most are afraid to be this
transparent. Some fear
that members of their
flock will freakout,and call
their ecclesiastical superi-
ors;to.register a complaint
or, worse, to express con-
cern that the pastor may
be cracking up.
In addition to his years
in what Southerners call
"tall steeple" churches in
cities like Charlotte and
Asheville, N.C., Bales has
also been on the adminis-
trative side of this kind of
drama. He served as su-
perintendent of Salisbury
District in western North
;arolina and, for many

years, was on the staff of
his denomination's Gen-
eral Boards
of Evange-
lism and
In other
words, Bales
has fielded
his share
Ter7y of appeals
Matinglyfrom ticked-
Mattingly off church
members, as
well as having inspired a
few such calls himself. A
native of Knoxville, Tenn.,
he is now semi-retired,
living in Kannapolis, N.C.,
and writing columns
and bites of social media
linked to his TheSouth-
The bottom line for
many pastors, said Bales,
is that they are afraid to
level with their people
person to person.
"Let's face it. Your
people can run you
crazy. But that's really not
where ministers get into
deep trouble," he said.
"Through the years, I have
been especially interested
in all the ways that
ministers struggle with
their own humanity. You
see, they expect so much
out of themselves, which
can be hard since their
people keep trying to hold
,them to standards higher
than the saints and the
Try to imagine, he said,
a pastor speaking these
words to the faithful:
"Dear friends, I am un-
done. My marriage is in
shambles and things aren't
going great with my kids,
either. My emotions are
wracked. I'm stressed out.
... You see, I'm prepared to
minister to you, but who is
going to minister to me?"
Or here is another one
Bales tried to deliver a
time or two: "Dear friends,
I need more nerve. I need

help, because there are
hard truths I need to tell
you. That frightens me be-
cause I yearn to be loved
by everyone. I also crave
success. So you see, I'm
afraid of you. I'm afraid to
tell you the truth."
All of this stress adds up
and, thus, Bales said he
has seen research indicat-
ing that every year another
18,000 pastors surrender
and quit the ministry.
Yes, it's important for the
faithful to pray for their
ministers, he stressed. It's
also important for them to
know that clergy can feel
isolated from the people
around them and struggle
to develop real, honest
friendships. Like many lay
people, pastors also get
suckered into believing
that "humor and delight,
joy and pleasure are
somehow unspiritual,"
he explained. When in
doubt, it never hurts to
tell your pastor a joke or
to suggest that it's time
to "clock out" and go get
some barbecue.
It's also important to
"respect how emotion-
ally vulnerable a pastor
can be.... Those who give
the appearance of great
strength are very human
and unless they are delud-
ed about themselves, are
subject to inner struggles
and self-doubt," noted
Bales. It helps to grasp
the truth that "unless
your minister is expe-
riencing an occasional
failure, he or she is prob-
ably not risking enough
for God's sake."
Every now and then, he
said, a pastor simply must
have the freedom to say
things like, "I don't know"
- or even, "Ouch! I was

Terry Mattingly directs the Wash-
ington Journalism Center at the
Council for Christian Colleges and
Universities. Contact him al tmat-
tingly@cccu.org or www.tmatt.net.

BCF Missions major Brittany Blowers assists with one of the blow-up houses during the New
Day Family Fun Day.

BCF students travel 'miles'

and reach 'milestones'

Special to the Floridan

"Miles and milestones;"
that's how The Baptist
College of Florida Mis-
sions Professor Rich Ellig-
son described this year's
January Church Planting
Every year, BCF, in part-
nership with the Florida
Baptist Convention, sends
a group of students to as-
sist a church planter in
their work somewhere
in the state. This year's
project took the class to
Santa Rosa Beach, where
new church planter Wil-
liam Whaley is beginning
a work called New Day
"The term 'miles' refers
to the ground we covered,"
Elligson explained. Each
day the group of 11 stu-
dents walked more than
seven miles, distributing
nearly 3,000 promotional
packets, and inviting area
residents to attend the
new church.
"It wasn't exactly glam-
orous work, but it was
necessary work, said Se-
nior Ministry Studies ma-
jor Adam Siskey.
"There are miles and
miles of dirt roads and
hundreds of homes tucked
back in the woods all
along the main highway.

Homes that go unnoticed
mean families who may
be unchurched."
And the "unchurched"
is what drew the- atten-
tion of Florida Baptists to
the area, as well as church
planter, Whaley.
"The majority of Wal-
ton County's population
resides south of Highway
20," Whaley explained,
"yet there are few church-
es in this part of the state,
and very few Baptist
churches. The burden to
see the southern part of
the county come to Christ
is what led to the incep-
tion of New Day Church,
whose vision is "to see
lives transformed by the
While "miles" refers to
ground covered, "mile-
stones" refers to the prog-
ress that was made. After
spending the week knock-
ing on doors, handing
out materials, and invit-
ing families to New Day
Church, Saturday was
dedicated to building rela-
tionships at the New Day
"Family Fun Day" event
at a local park. There, BCF
students were joined by
the church's core group
members as well as vol-
unteers from First Baptist
Church DeFuniak Springs.
Their effort resulted in

more than 400 people ar-
riving to enjoy the free
bounce houses, balloons,
games, food, and petting
zoo, all provided in an ef-
fort to meet people, share
the love of Jesus, and en-
courage the "unchurched"
to visit the new work. And
visit they did.
Sunday morning's pre-
view service filled 90
seats in the elementary
school where New Day
meets, with more than 40
first-time visitors, most of
whom had been encoun-
tered during the week's
festivities of visiting, invit-
ing, and events.
By the end of the week,
numerous milestones had
been passed. New Day
Church shared their first
Lord's Supper together,
saw their first soul come
to Christ, baptized their
first new member, and
filled the chairs at their
first promoted preview
Senior Missions ma-
jor Brittany Blowers said,
"Seeing the results is what
makes it all worthwhile.
We walked for miles,
were chased by dogs,
got sunburned along the
way, and my feet hurt.
But look at the results!
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2958 Milton Ave
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1948 Desoto Ave P.O. Box 1349
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3141 College St
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3975 W. Hwy 90
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4942 Basswood Rd P.O. Box 67
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2901 Caledonia St
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Methodist Church
6911 Iowa Street
Grand Ridge, FL 32442
Greenwood Chapel AME
5426 Fort Rd '
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-1112
Greenwood United Methodist
4220 Bryan St
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-5755
Henshaw Chapel AME Church
2370 Glastel St, P.O. Box 535
Cottondale, FL 32431 875-2610

Jeiusalem AME Church
2055 Hwy 73
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5085
Kynesville United Methodist
2875 Kynesville Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-4672
McChapel AME Church
4963 Old U.S. Rd
Marianna, FL 569-2184
Mt. Shiloh AME Church.
6702 Biscayne Road
Bascom, FL 32423 569-1044
New Bethel Christian Methodist
Episcopal Church
2487 Highway 1
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-4647
Pope Chapel African Methodist
Episcopal Church
4898 Blue Springs Rd, P.O. Box 6000
Marianna, FL 32447 482-2900
Shady Grove United
Methodist Church
, 7305 Birchwood Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-9277
Sneads First United
Methodist Church
8042 Church St, P.O. Box 642
Sneads, FL 32460 593-6481
Friendship Christian Methodist
Episcopal (CME) Church
5411 Avery Rd, P.O.Box 302
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-1111
1st United Methodist Church
of Cottondale
P.O. Box 458
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4426
Salem AME Church
5729 Browntown Rd, P.O. Box 354
Graceville, FL 32440 263-3344
Springfield AME Church
4194 Union Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 352-4252
St. James AME Church
2891 Orange St, P.O. Box 806
Marianna, FL 32447 526-3440
St. Paul AME Church
5180 Hwy 273, P.O. Box 40
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-0333
Snow Hill AME Church
5395 Snow Hill Rd, P.O. Box 174
Malone, FL 32445 569-5315
Mt. Olive AME Church
2135 Fairvlew Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-7917

Bethlehem AME Church
3100 Lovewood Rd, P.O. Box 752
Cottondale, FL 32431
352-2111 or 352-4721
Greater St. Luke AME Church
5255 11th Ave, P.O. Box 176
Malone, FL 32445 569-5188

Believers Outreach Ministry
3471 Hwy 90 W
Marianna, FL 32446 352-4926
Cypress Creek Community Churc
1772 Macedonia Road, PO Box 496
Alford, FL 32420 638-0360
Ever Increasing Word of Faith
3749 Skyview Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 526-4704
Heaven's Garden Worship Cente
3115 Main Street
Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 579-9936 www.aldaspina.org
Faith Cornerstone Church
5460 Collins Chapel Rd
Malone, FL 32445 569-5600
Foundation Temple Apostolic
Faith Church
3341 Tendell Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-3884
Glass Community Church
4005 Veteran's Road
Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 272-7205 (850) 263-6715
Keeping It Real Help Ministry
3297 Caverns Road
Marianna, FL 32446 557-4800
Love and Restoration Ministries
2990 Heritage Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 526-2730
Mill Springs Christian Chapel
1345 Mill Springs Rd, P.O. Box 83
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 526-2519
RIvertown Community Church
(Meets at the new Marianna High Scho
3546 Caverns Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 482-2477
Rocky Creek Tabernacle
1890 Delta Lane
Marianna, FL 32448 272-0917
St Andrews (FC) Church Ministrie
978 Hwy 71 S
Marianna, FL 32448 569-5600
Sunrise Worship Center
2957 Hall St. Marianna, FL 482-8158

Apostolic Life Church
4070 Old Cottondale Rd
Marianna, FL 482-8720
Apostolic Revival Center
of Marianna
3001 Hwy 71 N, P.O. Box 634
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3162
Christian Covenant Life Center
2011 Finley Ave.
Grand Ridge, FL 32448 592-4737
h Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness
7541 Shady Grove Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-6203
Sneads Pentecostal Holiness
2036 Gloster Ave
Sneads, FL 32460
593-4487 or 593-6949
Praise Life Ministries
7360 Hwy 90, P.O. Box 177
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4166
Prayer Temple Church Of Prayer
For All People
3341 Plantation Circle
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3343
United Pentecostal Deliverance
5255 10th Ave
Malone, FL 32445 569-5989

First Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)
2898 Jefferson St
Marianna, FL 32446
526-2430 www.firstpresmarianna.org
fpcmarianna@embarqmail.com or
firstpresmarlanna@ earthlink.net

Church of Jesus Christ of
4060 Thomasville Lane
Marianna, FL 32448 482-2282

Emmanuel SDA Church
ol) 4531 Basswood Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-3200
Marlanna Seventh Day Adventist
4878 Highway 90
Marianna, FL 32446 526-2487

Salem Wesleyan Church
2764 Salem Church Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 (850) 593-6679



-16A FRIDAY, JANUARY 25,2013


Race, poverty not factors in teacher ratings

The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE Studies show
students' race and socio-economic
status have virtually no correlation
with their teachers' performance
evaluation scores, a top Florida edu-
cation official told a legislative panel
Teachers are being evaluated dur-
ing the current school year for the
first time using what's known as a
value-added model. Half of each
score must be based on how much
a teacher's students have improved
on reading and math tests from one
year to the next.
A hotly debated 2011 law that cre-
ated the evaluation system prohibits
students'.race, ethnicity, socio-eco-
nomic status and gender from be-
ing considered in the value-added
model, but it doesn't really matter,
said Deputy Chancellor for Educator
Quality Kathy Hebda.
Hebda presented charts to the
House K-12 Education Subcommit-
tee that show almost zero correlation
between teachers' evaluation scores
and the percentages of their students
who are poor, nonwhite, gifted, dis-
abled or English language learners.
Teachers similarly didn't get any

advantage or disadvantage based on
what grade levels they teach.
"Those things didn't seem to fac-
tor in," Hebda said. "You can't tell
for a teacher's classroom by the
way the value-added scores turned
out whether she had zero percent
students on free and reduced price
lunch or 100 percent."
Not all subcommittee members
were convinced.
"You can't deny the difference be-
tween a child who comes from a
home where the parents are able to
help that child with their learning,
or if they provide tutoring or other
enrichment activities, versus a child
who goes home and doesn't know
where they're going to stay that
night," said Rep. Karen Castor Den-
tel, D-Maitland. "It's a factor that is
out of the teacher's control."
Hebda said the model levels out
those differences because it com-
pares year-to-year test scores in-
stead of using just the results from a
single year. *
The same Republican-sponsored
law that mandated the evaluation
system also calls for a performance
pay system and ,ends tenure for
teachers hired after July 1, 2011. It's
being challenged in court by the

Florida Education Association, the
statewide teachers union.
Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, said
the findings Hebda cited vindicate
the law.
"Those who say it can't be done
need to get out of the way of those
who are doing it," Baxley said.
Education officials, though, have
acknowledged the new system has
issues. In many cases teachers were
evaluated on their entire school's
average exam results rather than the
performance of their own students
because their subject or grade level
isn't tested.
. Preliminary results released last
month show nearly 97 percent of
teachers were rated "effective" or
"highly effective." The rest were
rated "developing," "needs improve-
ment" and "unsatisfactory."
The evaluations will be used in the
performance pay plan scheduled to
go into effect next year. School dis-
tricts also will be,able to fire teachers
who get two consecutive unsatisfac-
tory ratings or two in a three-year
period. Also, teachers can be ter-
minated for any combination of
three needs improvement and
unsatisfactory scores in as many

Jurors in missing girl case stuck on murder count

The Associated Press

MIAMI Jurors said Thursday
they had reached verdicts on child
abuse and kidnapping charges but
were deadlocked on a murder count
against a woman accused of killing
4-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson
more than a decade ago.
The jury said in a note Thursday
afternoon they had voted 11-1 on
the murder charge against 67-year-
old Geralyn Graham, a charge that
carries a potential life sentence. The
note did not say which side had the
majority or what the verdicts were
on kidnapping and aggravated child
abuse charges, which carry less se-
vere sentences.
After more than three additional
hours of deliberations, Circuit Judge
Marisa Tinkler Mendez ordered the
panel to return Friday morning to
The jury could opt for a less se-
vere manslaughter charge rather
than murder. All verdicts must be
'"All of us are depending on you to

make a wise and legal decision in
this matter," the judge told jurors
earlier in the day.
Prosecutors said Graham, who
was Rilya's caretaker, smothered the
girl with a pillow in December 2000
and disposed of her body, which has
never been found. Key to the case
is a purported jailhouse confession
by Graham to career criminal Robin
Lunceford, who said Graham told
her she did it because Rilya was evil
and demonic.
Before that, testimony in the two-
month trial showed Rilya was kept in
a dog cage, tied to her bed with plas-
tic restraints and forced for long pe-
riods to stay in a small laundry room
as punishment for disobedience.
"She was being brutalized. She
was being punished to the extreme,"
Assistant State Attorney Sally Wein-
traub said in closing arguments.
Rilya's disappearance went unno-
ticed by state officials for 15 months,
triggering high-level resignations
at the Department of Children
and Families and leading to pas-
sage of several reform laws, such as

better tracking of foster children. A
caseworker who failed to check up
on Rilya in person during all those
months eventually pleaded guilty to
official misconduct charges for falsi-
fying time sheets.
Graham's defense raised the pos-
sibility Rilya might have been sold
and could still be alive. They ques-
tioned the credibility of Lunceford
- whose life sentence was cut to 10
years in exchange for her testimony
- and the fact that no physical evi-
dence exists showing a crime was
"There's no evidence of it because
my client never committed mur-
der," said defense attorney Michael
Two other prison inmates also
testified that Graham implicated
herself in Rilya's killing. Friends and
acquaintances said Graham told
various stories about the girl's dis-
appearance, such as trips to Disney
World and New York, and she told
investigators the girl had been taken
for mental tests by a state casework-
er and never returned.

State Brief

Sheriff to review policies
after child death
County Sheriff's Office will review its
internal policies after a 5-year-old
girl died in foster care about a week
after investigators removed her from
her home.
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said on

Thursday that Elizabeth Holder
didn't receive a medical screening
within the 72-hour period after
removal as required by law. The
death remains under investigation,
so it's unknown whether a screening
would have saved the girl.
The sheriff's office reports that
deputies responded to a Clearwater
mobile home park Jan. 11 and found

the girl's mother to be under the
influence of prescription drugs.
Investigators removed Elizabeth
from her home and placed her with
a foster family. A babysitter was
watching the girl Saturday when she
began yelling that her head hurt.
She collapsed and was later pro-
nounced dead at a hospital.
From wire reports

JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com

UN group asked to

review felon's rights rules

The Associated Press

cacy groups are asking a
U.N.-established interna-
tional human rights panel
to review restrictions in
.Florida that have reduced
the restoration of ex-fel-
ons' voting and other civil
rights to a trickle.
The American Civil Lib-
erties Union of Florida
sent a letter Thursday
to Gov. Rick Scott and
state Cabinet members
informing them of the
request the eight groups
have made to the Human
Rights Committee.
The letter also urges
the state officials, all Re-
publicans, to loosen the
restrictions they adopted
nearly two years ago. To-
gether the four serve as
the state Board of Execu-
tive Clemency.
The ACLU letter says
Florida leads the nation
in disenfranchising for-
mer felons. The number
of ex-felons who could
not vote was 1.5 million,
or 10.4 percent of Florida's
voting age population, as
of 2010. The restrictions
disproportionately affect
blacks, a key Democratic

constituency. More than
one in five of Florida's
black voting age residents
cannot vote due to a felo-
ny conviction.
"In order to avoid our
state's all-too familiar role
as a national embarrass-
ment with regard to the
protection of voting rights,
we ask you to amend the
clemency rules to comply
with our human rights ob-
ligations," the letter says.
They wrote that as a re-
sult of the rule change ini-
tiated byAttorney General
Pam Bondi, only 94 people
had their rights restored
during a 12-month period
through March 2012. That
compares to 5,582 during
calendar 2010 and 24,375
In 2009.
Advocacy groups want
the committee to include
Florida's rights restora-
tion. restrictions in its
upcoming March review
of the United States' com-
pliance with the Interna-
tional Covenant on Civil
and Political Rights.
The Human Rights
Committee is a body of
independent experts that
monitors compliance
with that covenant and
meets in Geneva.

Jackson County Habitat

for Humanity 5K Run

will be on February 23

Special to the Floridan

The Jackson County
Habitat for Human-
ity There's No Place Like
Home 5K Run will be held
Saturday, Feb. 23 at the
Madison Street Park in
Marianna at 8 a.m. with
registration beginning at
7 a.m. The early registra-
tion fee is $25.
Jackson County Habitat
for Humanity is a not-
for-profit organization
founded on the convic-
tion that everyone should
have a decent, safe and
affordable place to live.
All proceeds from this
event go towards building
safe, healthy and afford-
able housing for Jackson
County families in need.
Please go to www.jcore-
store.org for additional
information and to print
a registration form. You
may also call Tammy

Dean at 209-0397 or Les-
lie Fuqua at 482-2187.


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for a photo during the Dec. 28 Senior Singles Get-together at the Gazebo Coffee Shoppe &
Deli in downtown Marianna. The" monthly event, hosted by Marianna's Gathering Place Foun-
dation, starts at 6 p.m. on the last Friday of each month. For more information, call 526-4561.

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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.coni


Persistence leads to

arrest in stolen gun case


An investigator's persistence in track-
ing the path of a stolen gun which made
its way through the hands of at least five
people over two years' time has led to
the arrest of a man believed to be at or
near the end of the chain.
Matthew Joseph Smith, 29, of Gracev-
ille, is charged with dealing in stolen
property in the case.
The gun was reported stolen by its
owner in April 2010. Walter Stewart had
discovered it missing from his home,
and gave authorities a full description of
the Smith and Wesson, including its se-
rial number.
Officials investigated but were unable
to find the gun. But in November 2012,
the case went from cold to hot. Gracev-
ille resident Phillip Waldron asked law
enforcement officers to check up on the
serial number of the .40 caliber handgun
he'd recently bought from a man named
Donovan Sillings.
That review led to the discovery that
the gun was the one stolen from Stew-.
art. Sgt. Kevin R. Arnold of the Jackson
County Sheriff's Office was assigned to
the case at that point. He tracked down
Sillings, who said he'd sold the gun to
Waldron on behalf of Timothy Derrick
Shiver, who was in jail at the tinle on an-
other matter.
Arnold paid Shiver a visit and learned
that he, Shiver, had bought the gun
from someone he referred to as "Big Ed"

Barrett. Arnold went to see Barrett, who
said he'd bought the gun from Matthew
Smith at their shared
workplace near the mid-
dle 2010, paying him $200
and trading a 9 mm pistol
in exchange for the Smith
and Wesson.
Arnold subsequently in-
Smith terviewed Smith, who de-
nied selling or ever having
possession of the gun.
Arnojd then 'went to talk with some-
one who had been working at Grady's
Seafood with Barrett and Smith during
the time Barrett had claimed to have
bought the gun from Smith there. The
former employee, Russell Pickron, said
that, while he didn't witness the sale, he
had seen Smith with the gun. According
to Pickron, Smith had brought the gun
to his, Pickron's, home once and allowed
him to shoot it. Pickron said Smith even-
tually offered to give him the gun, but
that he learned later that Barrett had
bought it.
Authorities are still investigating to de-
termine whether Smith will be a suspect
in the theft of the gun or whether a dif-
ferent suspect will emerge.
The gun is still being held by law en-
forcemett; it can't go back to the owner
yet, because it may still play a part in
another case. Authorities say they're try-
ing to determine whether it was used
in an alleged aggravated assault or bat-
tery incident in which Timothy Shiver is

Workforce board adds website resource

Special to the Flori'dan

The Chipola Regional Workforce De-
velopment Board announced they have
added Minster.com to the One-Stop
Career Center's ability to help employers
find job candidates.
By adding Monster.com to the region's
toolbox, the board says, employers list-
ing jobs through EmployFlorida.com
will also be able to have One-Stop staff
search Monster.com's database of job
Richard Williams, executive director of
the board, said the move adds value for
employers in its five-county region.
"Employers often tell ds it is hard
for them to find the person they need
for some types of jobs, and we believe
that adding the Monster.com resume
base will allow our staff to work with
employers to really help them find the

best talent for their company," Williams
"We've got staff available to work di-
rectly with employers to help them find
the people they need, and this just gives
us another tool to do that job."
Employers in Calhoun, Holmes, Jack-
son, Liberty or Washington County that
want the CRWDB to help them match
talent with their job openings can list
jobs at EmployFlorida.com or contact a
One-Stop Career Center in Blountstown,
Chipley or Marianna.
Williams said there is no charge for
listing jobs or for utilizing the region's
For more information about listing
a job or having the One-Stop Career
Centers use Monster.com to help them
find the right employee, contact Kenny
Griffin at 718-0456, ext. 114 or kennyg@

EJCEDC Names Business of the Month

From left, Connie Butts, Mary Neal, Greg Beauchamp, Jonathan Beauchamp, Greg Lewis,
Tony Beauchamp, John McDaniel, Marcus Beauchamp and Helen Grice pose for a photo. East
Jackson County Economic Development Council honored Beauchamp's Hardware & Supply
Inc., as its January 2013 Business of the Month. Beauchamp's was founded in 1971 by brothers
Bubba and Larry Beauchamp. The family-owndd business is now operated by Bubba's sons,
Greg and Tony Beauchamp. Located at 8031 Highway 90 in Sneads, Beauchamp's offers
plumbing, electrical building materials, as well as lumber with free delivery. For more
'information, call 593-6576,7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

From Page 1A

of bystanders and other vehicles. Ac-
cording to the release, it caused another
motorist to veer off the road to avoid be-
ing hit as the Chevrolet drove between
two vehicles in a no-passing zone.
The Chevrolet continued into a right
curve and the driver lost control at a

From Page 1A

most of the checks at another nearby
business, the Stop and Go convenience
store a few blocks away. The amount
of the 12 checks varied from $105 to
$292. The grand total came to $2,663.
An employee at the convenience store
provided investigators with a copy of

high rate of speed, officials said. The car
struck a telephone pole and came to rest,
inoperable after the collision.
Officers said 39-year-old. Jarrod De-
mond Brown was behind the wheel
when they approached the wrecked car,
and they arrested him. When they sub-
sequently searched him, authorities said
they found, a brown pill bottle in his left
front pocket. They reported the bottle
contained a controlled, substance un-
specified in the press release.

Montgomery's driver's license that the
store received upon cashing the checks.
The office manager/payroll clerk at
West Florida Enterprises was inter-
viewed by authorities and told investi-
gators that she's never signed her name
to the checks. The manager also said
that Montgomery usually cashed her le-
gitimate payroll checks at the business
where she worked.
Montgomery has since been fired from
the business.

Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home
3960 Lafayette St.
Marianna, FL 32446


A Celebration of Life for
Dorothy Virginia' Dougher-
ty will be held today at 1:00
P.M. in the First Baptist
Church in Marianna, with
Chaplain Darren Tucker of-
ficiating. Interment will
follow at Pinecrest Memo-
rial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to
Chipola Family Ministries
or Covenant Hospice.
Expressions of sympathy
may be submitted online at
Marianna Chapel Funbr-
al Home is in charge of
Ivey Funeral Home
502 S Scott St
Bainbridge GA, 39819

Ray French

Ray French, 61, of Cli-
max, GA, passed away
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
at Memorial Hospital.
The memorial service
will be held at 11:00 a.m.
on Friday, January 25, 2013
at Ivey Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Robert
Johns officiating.
The family will receive
friends immediately fol-
lowing the service. Online
visitors may sign the guest
book at www.iveyfuneral.com.
Ray was born October 25,
1951 in Laconia, NH, the
son of Francis Freeman
French and Edna
Comerford French. He
served in the United States
Air Force and worked in
Survivors include his
wife of 35 years, Jackie
French of Tallahassee, FL;
his sons, Shannon D. Hines
and his wife, Amanda, of
Quincy, FL, Shannon
French and his wife, Sissy,
of Bainbridge, GA, and Erik
French and Dianna Liedy,
of Tallahassee, FL; his sis-
ters, Pepper Stewart of
Quincy, FL and Nancy
Meyer of Dothan, AL; his
grandchildren, Ty, Evan,
Ethan, and Addy.
Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446

Melissa E.

Mrs. Melissa E. Grube.
age 42 of Greenwood
passed away on Wednes-
day, January 24, 2013 in the
Marianna Health & Reha-
bilitation Center.

SFuneral arrangements
are incomplete and will be
announced later by Ma-
rianna Chapel Funeral
Marianna Chapel Funer-
al Home is in charge of ar-
Marianna Chapel
Funeral Home
3960 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446

Alice Ruth

Alice Ruth Huizer of Ma-
rianna passed away at on
Wednesday, January 23,
2013 in Orlando, FL at the
hpme of her son.
Funeral arrangements
are incomplete and will be
announced later by Ma-
rianna Chapel Funeral
Marianna Chapel Funer-
al Home is in charge of ar-
Brown Funeral Home
1068 Main Street
Chipley, Florida 32428

Nan Martin.

Nan Martin,' age 71, of
Alford, FL. passed peace-
fully from this world into
the loving arms of her Sav-
ior Wednesday, January 23,
Nan enjoyed worshiping
the Lord at Compass Lake
United Methodist Church
and Alford Baptist Church.
She was a member of the
women's auxiliary as a pink
lady for many years. Nan
loved working in her yard,
socializing with her friends,
and spending time with her
babies Precious and Rascal,
Nan was a devoted wife of
52 years to the love of her
life Earnest "Buck" Martin.
She was a loving mother to
Walt and Kim Martin of El-
bert, CO. and Lee and
Courtney Martin of Ocala,
FL. She was a loving sister
to Bubba and Robin Cox of
Orlando and Josephine and
Tex McRoy of Compass
Lake. She enjoyed spend-
ing time with her grand-
sons Jacob and Kristopher
as well as her numerous
nieces, nephews and
Brown. Funeral Home
will be 'in charge of ar-
rangements. A celebration
of life will be held at 2:00
P.M. on Saturday, January
26, 2013 at Alford Baptist
Church in Alford, FL. with
the Reverend Bob Johnson
Visitation will be held

one hour prior to the serv-
ice. The family would like
to thank Covenant Hospice
for the love and care that
they provided to Nan dur-
ing this time. In lieu of
flowers the family request
that donations be made in
her memory to Covenant
Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave-
nue, Suite E, Marianna, FL.
Friends and family may
sign the online register at
James & Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446

Eunice Mathis

Eunice Mathis, 89, of Ma-
lone died Wednesday, Jan-
uary 23, 2013 at Washing-
ton Rehab and Nursing in
She was a native and life
long resident of Jackson
County, a homemaker,- and
a member of Malone First
Baptist Church.
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Ralph Odell Mathis; daugh-
ter, Phyllis Cobb; parents,
Elma Trawick and Fate,
Barefield; sister, Willie Earl
Stone; two -'son-in-laws,
Jerry Elmore and Harry
Cobb; one grandson, Greg-
ory Gannady.
Survivors include, one
daughter, Sue Elmore of
Bonifay; one son, Bill
Cannady of Malone; nine
grandchildren, 11 great-
grandchildren and seven
Funeral services will be
at 10 a.m. Friday, January
25, 2013 at First Baptist
Church of Malone.
.Interment will. follow in
Pinecrest Memorial Gar-
dens with James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel directing.
Expression of Sympathy
may be made online at
James & Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Fl 32446

Harry Edward

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Jackson County Fire Rescue Chief Tony Wesley talks to Jackson County Commissioners about
why he feels his department needs an assistant chief.

From Page 1A

marshal's job. They set the
starting salary for the posi-
tion at $31,497 instead of
$29,819, the fire marshal's
starting pay. The change

represents a two-step up-
grade when viewed this
Wesley said the change
was only fair because
many duties appropri-
ate for an assistant chief
had been taken on by
the county fire marshal
in recent years without

additional, compensa-
tion or title. Although the
change comes too late
for the man who handled
most of those additional
responsibilities, commis-
sioners authorized adver-
tising the upgrade for the.
next person who gets the
newly-fashioned job.

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USDA finalizes new microloan program

Special to the Floridan
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vil-
sack recently announced a new
microloan program from the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
designed to help small and fam-
ily operations, beginning and
socially disadvantaged farm-
ers secure loans under $35,000.
The new microloan program is
aimed at bolstering the progress
of producers through their start-
up years by providing needed re-
sources and helping to increase
equity so that farmers may

graduate to commercial credit
and expand their operations.
The program also offers a less
burdensome, more simplified
application process (in compari-
son to traditional farm loans),
according to the USDA.
Administered through USDA's
Farm Service Agency Operating
Loan Program, the new micro-
loan program offers credit op-
tions and solutions to a variety of
producers. For beginning farm-
ers and ranchers, for instance,
the new microloan program of-
fers a simplified loan application

process. For those who want to
grow niche crops to sell directly
to ethnic markets and farmers
markets, the microloan program
offers a path to obtain financ-
ing. For past FSA Rural Youth
Loan recipients, the microloan
program provides a bridge to
successfully transition to larger-
scale operations.
*Producers can apply for a
maximum of $35,000 to pay for
initial start-up expenses such
as hoop houses to extend the
growing season, essential tools,
irrigation, delivery vehicles, and

annual expenses such as seed,
fertilizer, utilities, land rents,
marketing and distribution ex-
penses. As their financing needs
increase, applicants can apply
for an operating loan up to the
maximum amount of $300,000
or obtain financing from a com-
mercial lender under FSA's Guar-
anteed Loan Program.
USDAfarm.loans canbeused to
purchase land, livestock, equip-
ment, feed, seed, and supplies,
or be to construct buildings or
make farm improvements. Small
farmers often rely on credit cards

or personal loans, which carry
high interest rates and have less
flexible payment schedules, to
finance their operations. Ex-
panding access to credit, USDA's
microloan will provide a simple
and flexible loan process for
small operations.
Producers interested in apply-
ing for a microloan may contact
their local Farm Service Agency
The Jackson County FSA is lo-
cated at 2741 Penn Ave., Suite 8,
in Marianna, and can be reached
at 526-2610, ext. 109.

Dr. Murali Krishna treats a patient.

Krishna receives board certification

Special to the Floridan
Dr. Murali Krishna re-
cently received his board
certification by the Ameri-
can Academy of Aesthetic
Medicine in Cosmetic and
Aesthetic Medicine.
As medical director of
Chipola MedSpa, 2946 Jef-
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Krishna personally per-
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weight management, nu-
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High School Basketball

Big 2nd quarter lifts Bulldogs by Pirates


The Marianna Bulldogs used
an 18-3 first half run to surge
past Sneads on .Thursday night
at home, never looking back en
route to a 57-28 victory over the
The win was the third in the
last four games for the Bulldogs,

who improved to 14-8 on the
season, while the Pirates fell to
10-11 with their second loss this
Marianna jumped out to, a 9-
0 lead to start the game thanks
to a slew of Sneads turnovers,
but the Pirates answered back
with 10 straight points, with a
bank shot by Devin Hayes giving
Sneads its only lead of the night

at 10-9.
. But a basket by Shaquarious
Baker put the Bulldogs back
on top for good,' and Marian-
na, dominated the final three
periods to run away from the
Baker's bucket started the 18-
3 spurt to close the first half,
with Trey Clemons scoring eight
points for Marianna in the sec-

ond period to take a 27-13 lead
at the break.
The second half was just more
of the same, with a three by Key-
man Borders and buckets by
Jamel Johnson and Warren Mc-
Cord staking the Bulldogs to
a 25-point lead through three
Clemons finished with 13
points to lead the Bulldogs, with

Baker adding 10, and Borders
Hayes, Dustin Pittman, and
Jalon Daniels each scored six
points to lead the Pirates.
Marianna will be back in ac-
tion tonight on the road against
the Holmes County Blue Devils,
while Sneads will also be away
for a district contest against

Sports Briefs

High School
Boys Basketball
Friday- Malone at Cotton-
dale, 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.;
Graceville at Vernon, 6 p.m.,
and 7:30 p.m.; Sneads at
Altha, 6 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.;
Marianna at Holmes County,
5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.

High School
Girls Basketball
Friday- Marianna at Chi-..
pley, 6:30 p.m.; Bay Haven at
Cottondale, 1:30 p.m.

Chipola Basketball
The Chipola men's and
women's basketball teams
will return home Saturday
to host Northwest Florida
State. The wqmen's game
will tip at 5:30 p.m., followed
by the men's game at 7:30 ,

Southern Elite
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Southern Elite Fastpitch
12U Gold willbe holding
tryouts Jan. 26 at the Alford
Rec Park at 2 p.m. Call or
text 850-258-8172 for more

Chipola Alumni
Baseball Weekend
Chipola baseball will have
its annual Alumni Weekend
Feb. -10 f, with two-time
Major League Baseball home
run champion lose Bau-
tista in attendance, as well
as dozens of other former
Chipola players.
A pro baseball auto-
graph session, home run
derby, alumni game, and
VIP dinner are set for Feb.
9. Country singer Billy Dean
of Quincy is scheduled to
perform at the events.
The "Night of Champions"
Chipola baseball celeb-
rity dinner will bb Feb. 9 at
Citizens Lodge in Marianna,
with social hour at 6 p.m.,
and dinner at 7 p.m.
Cost is $100 per person.
For tickets or more informa-
tion, call Chipola coach Jeff
Johnson at 850-718-2237.

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 Mari-
anna, FL 32447.

Carlos Morris puts up a shot during a game for Chipola earlier this season.

Indians get another

shot at Raiders


The No. 12 Chipola Indians will try to make
it three Panhandle Conference wins in a row
Saturday night when they play host to the No. 4
Northwest Florida State Raiders at 7:30 p.m. *
The game is a rematch of a Jan. 9 meeting in
Niceville whichh the Raiders dominated en route
to an 80-65 victory.
Northwest (19-1 overall, 5-0 in conference)
has gone on to take wins over Pensacola State,
Tallahassee, and Gulf Coast State since then as-
cend to the top of the Panhandle standings two
games clear of Chipola (20-2, 5-3).
The Raiders can take a commanding three-
game lead in the league with a win, but the In-
dians seem to have regained their footing after
a 1-2 startto the conference season with back to
back road wins over Gulf Coast and TCC.
"We dug ourselves a hole starting out at 1-2,
so to be able to get those two road wins was
huge for us as far as the conference standings
and putting us in position where we still have
an opportunity to compete for the conference
and finish in the top two," Indians coach Patrick
Blake said Thursday. "Those were really hard
fought wins, and we'll have another huge one
Saturday at the house."'
Chipola followed its loss to Northwest with a
45-42 home loss to Pensacola State, but the In-
dians have made a big adjustment since then,
with Blake implementing a full-court press that
the Indians run for the full 40 minutes.
The first-year coach said that the change has
provided a spark for the team, which at times
had gotten bogged down offensively by tough-
minded defensive teams that were able to con-
\trol the tempo against the Indians.
"It's created more possessions for us and al-
lowed us to overcome some careless turnovers
that we've had and some quick shots we've tak-
en," Blake said. "It's really given us an up tempo
style and allowed us to play to our strengths. It's
a style of play I talked about when I first got the
job; I just didn't feel like until Torian Graham
got eligible that we had the type of depth we
needed to play that style.
"But it was more of us having our backs against
the wall and trying to find a way to get back."
Pressing could prove difficult against a Raid-
ers team that is led by arguably the top JUCO
point guard in the nation in sophomore Chris
Jones, who is lightning fast with the ball in the
See INDIANS, Page 2B

, High School Basketball

Malone looks to

continue county



The Malone Tigers will look
to continue their dominance
of Jackson County opposition
tonight when they travel to Cot-
tondale to take on the strug-
gling Hornets at 7 p.m.
Malone (18-2) comes into
the game having won its first
five county games of'the sea-
son, topping Marianna twice,

Graceville, Sneads, and Cotton-
dale by an average margin of
25.8 points per game.
The Tigers have played two
such games in the past two
weeks, beating Graceville 71-46
on the road Jan. 17 and Marian-
na 75-49 at home Tuesday.
The latter win was especially
impressive considering that
the Bulldogs played Malone
See MALONE, Page 2B

Chipola faces

another in top 10

Chipola's Jasmine Crawford goes up for a layup
during a game earlier this season.


The No. 8 Chipola Lady
Indians will look to notch
their second win over a top
10 team in the last week
Saturday when they play
host to the No. 5 North-
west Florida State Lady,
Raiders at 5:30 p.m.
Chipola (18-3 overall, 3-2
in the Panhandle Confer-
ence) earned a dramatic
75-72 win over No. 9 Gulf
Coast State last weekend
on a buzzer-beating three-
pointer by Kristine Brance,

but followed that up with
a 63-61 road loss to No. 20
Tallahassee on Tuesday.
That loss dropped the
Lady Indians into a sec-
ond-place tie with Gulf
Coast State in the confer-
ence standings, but a win
Saturday can pull them'
even with the first-place
Lady Raiders (19-1, 4-1),
who beat Chipola 62-61 on
Jan. 9 in Niceville.
The Lady Indians had
multiple opportunities on
the final possession of that




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From Page 1B

game to win .it with a
last shot, but couldn't
Against TCC, Chipola
again found itself with
a chance to make a play
down just two at the end,
but a late turnover al-
lowed the Lady Eagles to
ice the game.
The Lady Indians have
lost their two Panhandle
games by a total of three
points, and avoiding a
third defeat could be
tough, especially if they
have to play without
starting point guard Jade
Givens, who is question-
able due to illness.
"I don't know if she'll
get to play," Chipola
coach Greg Franklin said
of his sophomore .floor
general. "But no matter
what, our kids are go-
ing to play hard and ex-
ecute no matter what.
We would be down to
six players, which would
make it pretty tough,
but I know our kids and
they'll come out and be
ready to play.
"We won't use that as
an excuse of why we can't
win. It's at home and we
feel like we should win.
That's how we'll ap-
proach it."
In the first matchup
with Northwest, the Lady
Indians. were beaten
on the boards, the free
throw line, and commit-
ted more turnovers, with
their 10 three-pointers
giving them a chance to
win the game late.
But Franklin said that
his team must perform
better in the non-shoot-
ing categories to be
able to win Saturday
and even the series with
"We didn't control the
glass (in the first match-
up). We did a pretty good
job of that against Gulf


Coast, but ,pot against
TCC," the coach said. "I
don't think we're going to
outrebound anyone with
our size; we just don't
need to let the difference
be astronomical. If we
can do that, then we'll be
Chipola has had to
play small ball all sea-
son long, relying on the
speed and playmaking
of point guards Givens
and Jasmine Crawford,
the three-point shoot-
ing of Brance and Rahni
Bell, and the versatility
of multi-positional play-
ers like Rayven Brooks
and Lashonda Littleton
to make up for the lack
of size and depth.
That style has been
mostly effective for the
Lady Indians, who really
haven't been thoroughly
outplayed in any game
this season in which
they've been at full
strength (their dnly other
loss against Florida State
College of Jacksonville
76-66 on Nov. 30 came
with leading scorer and
rebounder Littleton out
due to injury).
A win Saturday would
put Chipola right back
in the thick of the race
for a conference title,
while a loss would mean
a two-game deficit with
just seven league games
to go.
"It's a big game. We're
not going to shy away
from that," Franklin said.
"We just need people to
step up. It's a game that
we're supposed to win,
so we'll go out there and
play extremely hard.
We'll play how we play.
We may tweak a- few
things, but we're not go-
ing to change anything.
We're" going to play our
style and just try to keep
improving over time."

From Page 1B

tougher than most teams
on the Tigers' schedule
have this season in a 65-52
game on Nov. 27.
"I was very encouraged
(by Tuesday's win)," Malo-
ne, coach Steven Welch
said Thursday. "With this
team, the times we've re-
ally turned it on in sQme of.
our bigger games, I' think
in a lot of ways we hold
the keys to our own fate.
When we're playing well,
we're tough to beat. The
first time we played Mari-
anna, I thought we were
very emotional and got
out of character a little bit.
"On Tuesday, we were
able to channel our emo-
tions a little bit. I thought
we played pretty disci-
plined, but still played
with the same fire. That's a
pretty good combination."
,On the other end, the
Hornets have been ex-
periencing something
of a nightmare the past
two weeks, dropping five
games in a row, including
a 39-36 road loss to Altha
on Wednesday.
Cottondale dropped a
pair. of tough one-point
home losses to Chipley
arid Sneads on Jan. 11-
12, and the Hornets have
fallen into a tailspin ever
However, the Hornets
have shown the ability to
play up to the level of their
competition this, season,
notching two wins over
top 5 teams in 1A this
season *(Graceville, West
Gadsden) and nearly a
third with a close loss to
Chipley, so Welch said he
knows full well what Cot-
tondale is capable of.
"They've been kind of
Jekyll and Hyde this sea-
son, and I think (Hornets
coach Chris Obert) would
say the same thing," he
said. "They played Chi-
pley down to the wire,

they beat West Gadsden,
and both of those are very
quality teams. Then they
have those nights where
they don't play so well for
whatever season. But I re-
ally think the team that
shows up in big games will
show up (tonight). We're
expecting a hard fought
Welch said that he was
also a bit concerned about
his team's emotional state
after the big win over the
Bulldogs, who have been
Malone's most heated rival
over the'years.
The performance was
among the best of many
great ones f6r the Tigers
this season, and repeat-
ing it tonight could be
"We played close to as
well as we could play Tues-
day night," Welch said. "We
shot the ball very well, we
were very active and in-
tense, and the natural ten-
dency is for the next game
to let up a little bit. Some
people might see our last
gameand Cottondale's last
game and think it's going
to be like that when you
look at it on paper. But at
the same time, I know it's
not going to be that way.
They've got two great scor-
ers and some solid interior
guys who can pound you,
so I'm really expecting a
tough game."
Given the different direc-
tions the two teams seem
to be going in, as well as
Malone's 72-45 victory
in the first matchup with
Cottondale, it's easy to see
how some Tigers -players
could take tonight's game
for granted.
However, with the inten-
sity and passion that usu-
ally. accompanies county
games, it's not likely either
team will come in lacking
The Tigers have certain
handled their business in
these games of late, win-
ning 11 straight against
Jackson County teams dat-
ing back to last season.

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C ottondale's Eli Jackson (50) tries to
grab a rebound away from Gracev-
ille's Rashard McKinnie (41) during
a game this season. The Hornets lost their
fifth straight game Wednesday in Altha, fall-
ing to the Wildcats 39-36.

Saturday, January 26
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From Page 1B
open court and has the
ability to finish at the rim
or find open teammates in
Jones is currently aver-
aging 22.6 points, 5.1' re-
bounds, and "3.9 assists
per game for a Raiders
team that has now won
nine straight games since
suffering their only loss
against Palm Beach State
on Dec. 9.
"I think they're playing
the best basketball in the
country right now and ob-
viously Chris Jones leads
the way for them," Blake
said. "But where they really
hurt us last time was on
50-50 balls and getting ev-
ery loose ball and beating
us on the offensive glass.
They made the tough plays.
They shot over 60 percent
in the second half and the
majority of that was in the
paint, so we've got to do
a better job of protecting
the rim and making things
more difficult for them
and securing the defensive
Chipola will also need to
get off to a better start this
The Raiders jumped out
to a 14-2 lead to start the
first game, limiting the In-
dians to two points over
the first 10 minutes and
forcing seven turnovers
on Chipola's first eight
There can't be a repeat of
that kind of performance if
the Indians have any hope
of winning Saturday and
getting back into the race
for the Panhandle Confer-
ence title.
It's a crucial contest for
the Indians, but Blake said,
'that could be said for any
league game at this point.
"At this stage of the sea-
son, we have to approach
every game like it's a must-
win," he said. "It's on our
home floor and it's a game
that we've got to go in not
only needing to win but ex-
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accomplish whatever you
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
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ity to capitalize on a good
opportunity, the biggest
problem you'll have to
contend with is accepting
your shortcomings.
Dec. 21) It might be wise
to analyze your desire for
something material.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Even though you
might be truly grateful
to someone who does a
favor for you, you might
be unable to express your
gratitude. Nonetheless, do
your best.

Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am in the process of con-
verting to Judaism. Among other things,
this involves eating only kosher food.
Initially, it was difficult, but I know that
doing this brings me closer to under-
standing more of my new religion.
My problem is that most of my friends,
including some Jewish friends, have an
issue with my eating habits. They say
eating kosher is "outdated," or they imply
that I think I'm better than they are. They
actively discourage my efforts.
. Conversion is not an easy process, and
I'd like the support of my friends, but it's
hard to keep my head up sometimes,
especially during meals together. How do
I approach this? Do I need new friends?

Dear Questioning: Maybe. Your friends
think conversion will change who you
are and the relationship they have with
you. They feel marginalized by your new
interest and are trying to undermine


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and had wanted East to return a spade, West
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your convictions. This is all about them
and their needs. If you are truly-commit-
ted to conversion, you should not be so
easily derailed. Please talk to your rabbi.
If you attend services at a synagogue,
see whether they have a social group for
those in your age bracket.

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RSVP to invitations. It encouraged me to
share my experience. Our two daughters
were married in the same year. The first
wedding brought the same issue of the
lack of receiving RSVPs. When it came to
the second wedding, I had our new son-
in-law use his calligraphy skills to make
a nice sign that read "For those who
did not RSVP" I placed the sign on the
gift table next to a jar of peanut butter,
a knife and some soda crackers. I have
shared this with several people, and the
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Meet the new Sunland superintendent

From Staff Reports and APD files
Sunland Superinten-
dent Merlin Roulhac
started that job in
October, and reports
are already coming from
staff within the center
and from higher-ups at
the Agency for Persons
With Disabilities in
Tallahassee that she is
navigating its course into
the future with expertise
and enthusiasm.
Her resume speaks
volumes about the
experience she brings to
the job. A sampling of her
career history is offered
below, culled from her
APD file. Those who at-
tend the center's 50th an-2
niversary celebration may
have a chance to meet
her in mingling with the
crowd at the reception fol-
lowing a formal program
in the campus auditorium.
She has almost 30 years
of state government
service, most of which is
experience working with
the developmentally
disabled and dual diag-
nosed populations.
She has 15 years of
supervisory experience

in various divisions of
state government.
Roulhac's knowledge
base includes the work-
ings of active treatment,

support planning, and
strategic planning
processes. She has exten-
sive project management
skills and can facilitate

Merlin Roulhac took over as
the new superintendent of
Sunland Center in October.
She is proving to be a
hands-on administrator who
is getting rave reviews from
staff and officials at the state
Agency for Persons With
Disabilities, as well as the
families of residents at the
center. Her attention to detail
and focus on measurable
efficiencies led to an
additional responsibility
a few months after her
assignment to Sunland.
She is now also tasked with
merging the administrations
of Sunland and the MRDP
program at Florida State

them as well. She has
traveled statewide and
put on several workshops
on problem solving and
process management

for state employees as
well as community-based
care providers.
Most recently, she
worked with the Depart-
ment of Children and
Families in a dual role
of project manager for
a five-year Settlement
Agreement between the
Department of Health and
Human Services/Office of
Civil Rights (HHS/OCR) ,
and the Department of
Children and Families
(DCF) to ensure effective
communication to deaf
or hard of hearing cus-
tomers or companions.
She also managed the
Performance Improve-
.ment and Data Reporting
Centers of Excellence in
the Office of Human
Resources at Headquar-
ters in Tallahassee.
She has a BA in
criminal justice and
other degrees, and was
a national dean's list
member in 2004-2005,
and was inducted into the
Delta Lambda Chapter of
the Alpha Sigma Lambda
National Honor Society.
She also received the
Outstanding Practitioner
and Academic Excellence

Award by the University of
West Florida's College of
Professional Studies and
the Division of Criminal
Justice and Legal Studies.
She was also inducted
in the Gamma Beta Phi
She holds several
certifications, including:
Total Quality Management
(TQM) trainer certifica-
tion to teach certain
process management and
problems solving process-
es; at the 7-step Process
Management process
and the Quality Improve-
ment Control Story
problem solving process;
certification as a behavior
analyst, contract manager
and public manager.
She was also an examiner
on the 2010 Governor's
Sterling Award Team.
On the more personal
side, she lives in Marianna
with her husband of 29
years, Freddie D. Roul-
hac, pastor of the Poplar
Springs Missionary
Baptist Church. They
have two grown children,
pastor Christopher
Alikah of Dunwoody, Ga.,
and Scotty Roulhac of

Sunland career is fulfilling for many long-termers

In some walks of life, a
job is something you leave
at the door when you go
home for the day. And it's
easy to walk away from
some positions in search
of more money or prestige
that may await at another
job down the line.
But for many long-term
employees at Sunland,
their work is a calling that
reaches into the soul and
never lets go. Some feel
it is their destiny to be a
positive force in the lives
of developmentally dis-

abled people, to be part of
helping them grow, learn
and develop socially as far
as they can go.
Lucious Williams has
been working there almost
33 years; he'll celebrate
that anniversary on May
9. Director of the Unit 1
residential program for
179 clients, Williams holds
a Master's degree in social
work. He earned that
while continuing to work
at Sunland. He started
there after putting in a few
years at Florida State
,Hospital right out of high

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Lucious Williams has worked at Sunland for almost 33 years. He talked recently about the
reasons he finds it such a fulfilling career.

He'd grown up in a
time when citizens could
check FSH clients out to
live with them at a private
home. Some of his rela-
tives did that, and by the
time he was grown, he was
familiar with the special
needs and challenges that
many developmentally
disabled people face, as
well as the talents and
abilities that make them
as unique as the next
person. He had no fear of
day-to-day encounters
with people who might
be a little different than
the average guy on the
street. He thinks it was
this grounding that helped
open his mind and heart
to this career.
It's hard to tell, by hear-

ing his job title, exactly
what his work entails. He
makes sure the facili-
ties and programs under
his supervision meet
standards, and clients
are well cared for overall.
But there's a lot more
to it. More descriptive
terms might be advocate,
go-between, gatekeeper,
counselor and friend.
His door is always open
to clients who want to
share their concerns
about what's going on in
their lives. They might be
disgruntled about a televi-
sion that's not working -
properly and that no one
has come to repair it in a
timely fashion. They
might want to tell him
about the great time they

had at one of the frequent
dance socials that
Sunland offers. They
might want to discuss a
personality conflict
they're having with a
staff member, or some-
thing good or bad that
happened at work down
in the campus recycling
They might want to ,"
share a joke they heard
when they were getting
a haircut at the campus
barber shop, or while
they were chatting with
someone at a table in the
Sunland coffee shop. Or
maybe it was something
that happened off
campus, while they were
shopping in town or
at a store down at the

interstate or on a visit
to expand their experi-
ences outside Sunland in
another way.
If it's a complaint they
need to share, Williams
follows up in every in-
stance to find out what the
problem is and how to ad-
dress it. That might mean
talking to staff, to family or
to administration. It might
mean finding a common
sense solution himself. It
might mean talking to a
volunteer who can provide
some help, or one of the.
supportive organizations
that reaches out to em-
brace the Sunland com-
munity with monetary or
other kinds of support.
Williams said he's happy
with the life he chose.
"I've seen a significant
difference made in the
lives of a lot of people, and
that's reinforcing to me,"
Williams said. "I like to
think that what we do here
is positive for the people
who live here and for their
Williams is just one of
many people who have
worked at Sunland well
beyond 20 years.
At today's event, they're,
hoping they'll get a chance
to renew acquaintances
with people who retired
ahead of them or moved
on to something else
through the years.
As Williams and others
will tell you, Sunland is a
family; the ties are strong
and many of the memo-
ries are precious.

Sunland celebrating 50 years

Sunland Training Center
celebrates its first 50 years
.with two events today 6it
the residential community
for the developmentally
disabled. The public is
invited to come out and
share in the day.
A special recognition
ceremony will be held at
1 p.m. in the auditorium
on campus. Rep. Marti
Coley and officials from
the Agency for Persons
with Disabilities will speak
at the session. Those who
attend will have chance
to view a number of

historical displays depict-
ing the center's history.
Afterward, a reception will
be held in the Sunland
Leisure Center. A gate at-
tendant will direct visitors
to the appropriate areas.
But the history of Sun-
land isn't the only thing
the center is celebrating
these days; there's also
something new in its
future to consider.
Superintendent Mer-
lin Roulhac took over at
Sunland in October. She
was so successful in that
endeavor that she was
given another big task just
days ago, one that could

make Sunland an even
more relevant part of the
States Agency for Persons
with Disabilities.
Roulhac has been
tasked with merging the
administrative functions
of Sunland in Marianna
and the Mentally Retarded
Defendant Program at
Florida State Hospital in
Roulhac said she be-
lieves streamlining the
office-related functions
will result in cost savings
which are vital in today's
economy and important
in the state's continu-
ing goal to cut its overall

budget. Increasing those
efficiencies and tighten-
ing the resource spending,
in'other ways could help
ensure that client services
at Sunland are more in-
sulated from state budget
cuts going forward. That's
a goal Roulhac can get
behind. And since keeping
client services as robust
as possible also means
the 800-plus jobs may be
more secure, it's a goal
embraced by merchants
and others who depend
on those jobs to help fuel
the local economy. It's also
something to celebrate

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Mother at peace with son's home, growth

Jean Neel is 90 years old,
and her son Joe is 62. He's
been living at Sunland
since he was 14, moving
there in 1964.
It became clear soon
after he was born that
he had challenges she
and the rest of the family
couldn't handle complete-
ly on their own. The last
thing she wanted was o t
place him in residential
care. She did everything
else she could think of,
first. In seeking another
option, the miles she
drove and the steps she
walked are countless.
The Neel family went
so far as to buy a farm
out in the countrywhere
Joe could have free reign
and thrive. But his aggres-
sion became too much of
an issue in his teen years
and she finally made
the agonizing choice. It
haunted her at first, and
she was at Sunland practi-
cally every day, a tireless
and dedicated warrior in
the quest to make sure her
son was taken care of in
the best possible way and
that he was happy. She
soon saw this was the best
possible thing she could
have done.
She praises Sunland
as the best fit for the son
she loves so much, and
encourages other par-
ents who face the same
dilemma to consider it.

Sunland resident Joe Neel, (foreground) has a champion advocate in his mother, Jean Neel. The 90-year-old, (shown in
background) is also much-beloved by her son's caregivers there.

The green campus is like
a neighborhood or a small
self-contained city where
its residents are regularly
offered enriching adven-
tures outside the confines
of that neighborhood.
It has a coffee shop, a'
barber shop, an art work
studio, classrooms and
workplaces. It has social
events and it has room
for-personal items like
radios and other things

to make their dwellings
feel like home rather than
units in an institution.
And 38 years later, she is
still a constant presence
at Sunland. But she now
feels less like a warrior,
although she is still stands
up for change if she thinks
it's needed. Now, there is
serenity in knowing she
is a valued partner with
Sunland. She has become
important to many

residents of Sunland,
because she reaches out
to include them in group
outings when she can. The
torture of doubt has been
replaced with a confi-
dence that gives her the
peace of mind that eluded
her in the early years of
Joe's life. And it's been this
way for years.
Neel says she finds the
staff at Sunland receptive
to her input; in fact, they

seek it out. Joe's treat-
ment plan is constantly
reworked to account for
conditions as they arise,,
and stagnancy is not an
option in any area of his'
life. She is included every
step of the way as the
Sunland team manages
his care.
Being at Sunland doesn't
mean Joe can't be a full
member of the Neel family
circle. "Uncle Joe is a big

deal" to his nieces,
nephews and other
family members, his
mother says.
She can take Joe home
for visits, and she can
have some of his friends
over to her place for
get-togethers. She can
enjoy his company and
know that, when she's not
there, he has a dedicated
group of people making
sure that he is living a
full, productive life, that
he gets his rest, that he
has friends to share his
world with.
He works, he goes to
the coffee shop, he is a
self-appointed social
director at the dances *
on campus, and for a
time he had a girlfriend.
When the girlfriend died
of cancer last year, Joe
was surrounded by caring
staff and residents who
helped him get through
his grief, working along
with his biological
Is everything perfect?
No. Sometimes Joe still
says he wants to be home
full time and his longing
is difficult for his mother
to feel. Sometimes there
are problems. Sometimes
there are heartaches.
But always, there is some-
one at Sunland, looking
out for his well-being
and ready to pick up the
phone to call her if there's
something she should

Man finds freedom, self worth at Sunland

Sister works at
facility, helps take
care of brother

Stephen Spates is 56
years old and has spent
almost 35 years of his life
at Sunland. Wheelchair-
bound and developmen-
tally disabled as the result
of the cerebral palsy he
has had since birth, he
has a range of challenges
in his life. But he also has
some blessings.
For instance, his sister,
Mildred Mcteroy works at
Sunland and gets to check
on her brother and work
with him several days a shMilrt
week as his vocational
instructor. 'nr
He enjoys the outdoors visit
and gets time to breathe all his
in the fresh air, soak in the he ha
sun, watch the birds and spirit
cars swoosh by. He goes to his on
the coffee shop at Sun- many
land, takes natures rides His
around campus, and has ficult
regular physical therapy go ini
sessions to keep him fit outsii
enough for those outings. his pI
He has ajob heloves becai
in the Sunland recycling to ma
center, where he shreds came
paper, sorts recyclables wouli
and hates to see the work- profe
day end. He is considered envir
a dynamite member of the move
team, who is full of energy see Si
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door. time:
During his off-duty His
hours, he enjoys watching to res
wrestling on television, lis- heart
tening to his radio in front their
of his window, and he has sever
a ready smile for the wishes

-d McLeroy, (right) works at Sunland and is also sister to resident Stephen Spates. Here
eadies a notepad he is using.

rs he encounters. For
s physical limitations,
is a very independent
ahd is able to make
wn choices about
things. ,
mother had a dif-
time letting him
to residential care
de their home, but
physical needs finally
ne too great for her
manage, and she also
e to accept that he
d be better off in a
onment. He first
ed into the Tallahas-
unland facility, but
6d here around the
it closed.
sister said his move
sidential care was a
breaking matter for
mother, who died
al years ago. She
es her mother could

see him now and know
with a peaceful heart that
he is happy where he is
and learning something
new every day. It is clear
to McLeroy that the move
was what was best and
right for him. .
His life is fuller here,
in ways, than it ever
could have been at home
because the facilities and
programs available at
Sunland open doors in his
world that couldn't swing
open in the confines of
a small residential home
with limited resources.
Sunland has medical
facilities, physical therapy
equipment and mental
health professionals and
caregivers especially
trained to meet the many
various needs of the
clients. And Stephen isn't
confined to the campus.

He can visit relatives and
enjoys that, but he's also
always eager to get back to
his true home at Sunland,
where he can relax in his
own space and seethe
friends he's made over the
McLeroy said Sunland
has contributed to her
life as well as it has her
brother's. It was here that
she first found her calling.
Because of Stephen's dis-
abilities, she felt an urging
to work with people who
had similar struggles.
Her first summer job, at
the age of 14 or 15, was
at Sunland. She made up
her mind then and there
to pursue the work in
She said she also feels
fortunate to be working in
the Jackson County com-
munity, where, because of

its willingness to embrace
Sunland, true collabo-
ration can exist'to blur
the lines of separation.
Residents regularly shop
at various stores and are
warmly received there.
That gives her brother and
others a chance to interact
with the larger world and
experience new people,
new places and expand
their lives that much
The collaboration
between Jackson County
at large and Sunland is
expressed in many ways.
Individuals and organi-
zations make monetary
contributions to help
with certain programs or
events. The Sunland Fall
Festival is one of the
largest annual events in

the county, drawing ven-
dors, parade participants,
and spectators watch
entertainers on stage.
Some of the entertainers
are residents-of Sunland,
and others are members
.of the community at large
who volunteer their time
and talent for the day.
And Sunland gives back;
It provides 800 jobs, a
recycling opportunity
for the community and d
showpiece campus, by its
* very existence, preserves
another part of Jackson
County's history. Sunland
.occupies ground which
was once home to a por-
tion of the old Marianna
Army Air Base, Graham
Air Field, and the W.T.
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$75 For a Full Sized Pickup load.
$12 for 5 Gallon bucket of kindling wood.

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

16 Class A Drivers
to Travel in Surrounding States
for our Dedicated Account.
18 Months Exp & Class, A Required

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-Gold rope chain mens 20" $300. 334-477-4513.
Jeff Gordon Collection: 12 pc.$100. 850-557-0778
Leather jacket,Lg, Brown, mens $125; 477-4513
Luggage set (4) Protacol $50.334-477-4513.
Playpen,Winnie The Pooh,Pink$50 850-394-6876
Power pole: 200 amp ground rod,$150.718-7748
Sleeper Sofa: Queen $250. Call 239-272-8236
Steak Plates, 80,heavy duty $75 all 850-272-2572
Steel door: 32x80 LH.No rust, $50. 850-482-2636

Table Lamp: $30 Call 239-272-8236

Watch; mens Invicta swiss $100. 334-477-4513.
Window: dbl pane, 291Ax30/4a $100 850-482-2636
Wool Rua: 9x12 royal palace $125. 850-526-426

MODEL# GR48S --- $1995.,

LOST, female cat (Noel) black, white & brown
-South Side Apartments. 850-573-4512. or text.

Free Rescued Dogs to GOOD homes ONLY.
Many breeds, S/W, Call 334-791-73121

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Bahia seed for sale 4=
Excellent germination with over 40 yrs
experience. Kendall Cooper
SCall 334-703-0978, 334-775-3423,
or 334-775-3749 Ext. 102
L. ............................1*
& Large rolls of Hay for Sale
Bahia & Coastal
Daytme 334-85-3039,
after Sm & weekends 585-5418

Wrapped Peanut Hay For ale.
Neverbeenraied on. Call 229-25854
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Wanted to Rent: Farm Land or Pasture in Ma-
rianna or West of Marianna; Call 850-718-1859

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minded newspaper carriers with
dependable transportation,
minimum liability insurance and a
valid driver's license.



Approx 3 hrs per night, 5 days
per week, all before 6:00 AM
Monthly Average Earned after Expenses

Jackson County Floridan,
4403 Constitution Lane,
Marianna, FL

Activity Director

Minimum of 2 yrs long term
care supervisory experience.
Must be licensed by state of

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High school graduate or
equivalent and some
experience beyond
obtaining the required
certifications for the
position. Certification as a Paramedic by
the FL Department of Health Bureau of
Emergency Medical Services.
Certification in Fire Fighting Standards.
Certification in CPR and A.C.L.S. by the
American Red Cross, EVOC certified,
valid class D FL drivers license.
Starting Salary $30,688.97/yr
EMT/Fire Fighter
Must have high school diploma or GED
with 1-2 years exp. in fire protection; or
any equivalent combination of training
and experience. Certification as an EMT
by the Emergency Medical Division of the
Florida Dept. of Professional Regulation.
Certification in Fire Fighting Standards.
Certification in CPR by the American Red
Cross. Must have a valid FL drivers
license with D endorsement.
Starting Salary S23,947.00/yr.
Submit Jackson County employment
application to: Human Resources Dept,
2864 Madison St, Marianna, FL 32448.
PHONE (850) 482,9633.
Web site www.jacksoncountyfl.net
Deadline to apply Is 01-28-2013
Drug-Free Workplace/EOE/V.Pref/ADA/AA


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W 1OVery well maintained
SCOOS&I 1 NSRUTI N5bedroom, 2 bath, older
home. Includes 2 carports,
Classes Forming Now yard completely fenced
d Classes Formiing Now (privacy) and a shed.
for Medical Assisting, Close to schools. Room for
FORTIS ElectrlcalTrdesand family to growl Call today for your personal
COLLEGE Call Fortls College viewing. 850-263-2755.
Today! 888-202-4813 or T N
visit www.fortiscollege.edu. For consumer
Information visit www.fortls.edu ; One of a kind home
i ,,- -.i on the Apalachlcola River
."' In Wewahitchka, Florida.
Il Y 3BR. 2B modular home.
Outdoor kitchen, shop,
H I P A S Lwgreenhouse and boat
house. Beautiful fenced yard on nice high
riverbank. Large lot is also zoned commercial.
GIBB MARIANNA VILLAGE Reduced to, sell. $129,000. Call 850-819-0401
Now taking applications for people with '' E
disabilities & who have very low incomes. ;
1 & 2 bedroom apartments. i_. _-
Wide doorways, lower counters, roll-in 14 ft. Alum. Boat, stick drive, 2 swivel seats,
showers. Accessible for wheelchairs & 1997 Suzuki 25 hp motor, all new parts in
.other mobility aids HUD subsidized rent. motor $1200. 850-592-1934 or 850-693-5812
Bass Tracker 2002: 18Ft, 90HP Mercury, black
2933 Milton Ave, Marianna, and gray, Garmin GPS fish finder, front fish
finder, AM/FM/CD Radio, Excellent Condition
FL Call 850-4824663 $6,500. Call 850-774-6230

X treme Packages From

1 & 2 BR Apartments available in town near Bo t All wAel Boatsd
Chipola. Water/garbage/sewer included. All Aluminum Boats
No pets. 850-526-8392 or 850-209.5620 wwwxremelndustescom
eNiNighborhood $6: I I

Pointe Api a tmeno jA,, 37' 1999 TIffin Alegro
i ptihg applicat.ois fo1tIApt Diesel Pusher. Only 64,000
lbr comeby to pick- ul: ; ;. miles w/Cummings diesel
.'" applito.: 'engine and Freightliner
.O chassis, highly polished
Sa:.'l-l5< -j^ ,. hardwood floors in living
area kitchen & bath. Lots of storage Inside &
DUP E -P ,[QUADS]out, no smokers. $45,999.
__ 334-296-2989 ask for Brian.
2/1 Duplex in Altha $475/Mo.
Located at 15664 N.W. Broad St.
S Pro Team Realty 850-674-,3002

1& 2BR Houses & Apts ALSO $0 Down/lst Payment, Tax, Tag & Title
2 &3BR Mobile oesRentitoOwn : DO YOU NEED A VEHICLE? GOT BAD CREDIT?
4 850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515s m Repos, Slow Credit, Past Bankruptcy OK!
2BR 1BA House for rent, 3043 Noland St. Push, Pull or Drag, Will Trade Anything!
Safe neighborhood, $500/mo + dep. BRING INYOUR W2 OR LAST PAY STUBII .
850-482-8196/209-1301 R I~lDE TODAYI Steve Pope 334-803-9550
2BR/1BA House on Burke St Bulck 2002 Rendezvous;
Grand Ridge $425. Mo. + $425. Dep. $1195 down with 0%
Call 850-592-5571 Interest. Daylight Auto
2BR/1BA w/offilce in Grand Ridge, Rent to own, Financing850-215-1769
very nice, $1000 down $650/mo. 850-997-. 9AM9PM--
2464/850-274-9896 Chevrolet 2008 Impala;
Austin Tyler & Associates $1695 down with 0%
Quality Homes & Apartments Interest. Daylight Auto
# 850- 526-3355 4 Financing 850-215-1769
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business" 9AM-9PM
Huge 7BR 4 qA Home for rent in Marianna, Chevrolet HHR 2009 LS,
PERFECT FOR LARGE FAMILIES : 2 kitchens, silver 62K miles, $9500.
2 dining rooms, 3 living rooms, plenty of / 334-798-5669.
storage, barn,huge fenced pool.Will consider
separating into individual apartments.
Zoned for Residential & Commeriall Ford 1993 Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Su-
1/4 Mile From Wa-Mart 8 440440 percharged V6, Exterior Red, Interior Black
leather. 114k miles, Very clean, no rust power'
Everything. Plenty of moificatons. 13.8 1/4330-461-1958
mile time. Asking $3,000. Please call for pic-
tures. 330-461-1958

2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer Included.
http:// www.charloscountrylMving.com.
850-209-8847 4m
* 2 & 31R Mobile Homes in Cottondale.
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month
Roomate situation also available.
850-258-1594 Leave Message '

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2BR Mobile Home Cottondale Area
Water & Garbabge Included. $425. Mo + Dep.
Call 850-890-8485 or 850-890-8487
3BR 2BA MH in Marianna $500/mo. $500 dep.
w/no pets, Or $750 dep. with small pets..
850-573-6307 or 850-482-5449
3BR 2BA MH in Sneads $500/mo. No Pets
Mobile Homes for Rent 2/1 Located
between Grand Ridge & Sneads
includes water & garbage. $350/month
+ 850-573-0308 4
Quiet, well maintained Park, Water/sewer/
garbage/lawn included.- Available Now
3/2 DW $625 & 3/2 $475 & 2/1 $425
4 Joyce Riley RE 850-209-7825 4m
Spacious 2BR 2BA Plus Office, Family of 3
$450-$550 Plus deposit. Clean and Quiet,
No smokers, No pets 850-718-8158

For Lease: 6,000 sq. ft. Daycare on 2.58 acres.
Licensed for 93 children. Room for expansion.
Call 850-718-6541.

Very Private
1,600 sq. ft, 2 bedrooms 1 bath with a loft,
and a screened in'back porch. House Is 60%
complete. Septic system complete, temporary
power pole on 3+ acres. You will love it when
you see it!! $39,000. Call Allison at 850-381-0720

For Sale By Owner: 41
Briar Hills Drive, Dothan
w o 3 bedroom, 2 bath on 1
acre of land. 1300 square
feet. Built in 2008. All stain-
less steel appliances in kitchen stay. Hard-
wood, tile and carpet floors. Screened in patio.
2 car attached carport. Covered front porch.
Country setting 10 minutes from Southside
Walmart or SAMC.,Asking $113,500. For more
information call 334-701-5889.
Graceville: Recently renovated 3 BR, 1.5 baths
1350 sq. ft. Great neighborhood and huge back-
yard, $89,999. Call 850-658-4081.

Hyundal 2004 Sonata:
Silver, very low miles,
64k miles highway, 4 door
sedan, V6 engine, clean
title, good tires, immacu-
late Interior, great gas mileage, one owner.
Retail $8,995. Selling $6,000. OBO. 646-456-2807
SMercdes Benz 1981380 SL,
silver & blue convertible
I with hard top, V8 engine,
75K low miles, garage kept,
runs in exc. cond. must see to believe it,
$15,000. OBO 786-417-1355 or 334-538-7475.
Toyota 2006 Solara SLE: Convertible, naviga-
tion system, AM/FM/CD, Cosmic Blue metallic,
tan top & tan leather, loaded, low miles, 1-
owner, 41k miles. $19,900. Call 334-803-1638


Ground Works Lawn Care
Pressure Washing Bush Hogging
Dependable Full Time Service
Residential & Commercial
Ucensed & Insured Now serving Jackson Co.
4 334-798-0687 4

B&B Professional Auto Detailine
Now offering mobile wash inside
and outside, oil change & vacuum
Detailing now for the low price of $50.
(850) 573-5509
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For General House or
Office Cleaning
Call Debra
Free Estimates References Available

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Don't Need It...Sell It in the

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Pontiac 2000 Grand Prix;
$695 down with 0%
Interest. Daylight Auto
E Financing 850-215-1769

Toyota 2011 Camry SE (Sport Edition), 4dr.,
auto, power pkg., White, 9,000 miles, show
room condition, ,ext. warranty,. $19,500. 0850-
569-2215, 850-718-5461, 850-717-7105.

2003 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic, blue,
comes with extras $6,999. Great condition
850-573-1695 or 850-263-1678
334-268-3900, ASKING $19,900 *
Honda 2004 VTX 1300 cc 22K mi. new tires,
service, 2 helmets, leather bags, adult owned
334- 803-3397 $3950. NICE!!!!

Dodge 2001 Durango; $695
down with 0% Interest.
Daylight Auto Financing

SRecently painted. Tinted
windows. CD player. New
tires. Needs motor and
" transmission work.
Title in hand. $1,000. 334-701-0107 after 5PM.
Jeep 2003 Uberty; $1095
Down with 0% Interest.
Daylight Auto Financing

Chevrolet 2001 Silverado
$1495 down with 0%
Interest. Daylight Auto
Financing 850-215-1769
Dodge 204 Ram; 4-Door
Crew Cab; $1895 down
with 0% Interest. Daylight
Auto Financing 850-215-
1769; 9AM-9PM

GMC 1997 Short Bed ; $795
down with 0% Interest.
Daylight Auto Financing
GMC 203 2500 HD SLT Turbo Diesel 140K
mileage, V8, Good condition with only one pre-
vious owner, well kept maintenance records.
5th wheel attachment and equipment with
trailer brakes. Call for all other accessories
such as heated seats, leather, tinted windows,
etc. $15.200. 334-718-8225
Volvo 1996-DIESEL.TRUCK, Good Condition
Asking price $10,000 OBO 334-695-1954

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Social Security?
Then let the experts help. Retired Social DENIED
Security Administration Hearing Office
Director Jerry Glover knows the law and
wants to help you. n
Call today for your FREE Consultation
(850) 762-2266 or (850) 557-6251

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The Associated Press
PHOENIX- Arizona
has traded outfielder Jus-
tin Upton to the Atlanta
Braves in a seven-player
deal that sends former AllU-
Star infielder Martin Prado
to the Diamondbacks.
The Braves also get third
baseman Chris Johnson.
Atlanta is giving up four
minor leaguers in the deal,
including top pitching
prospect Randy Delgado.
The other minor leagu-
ers headed to Arizona are
right-hander Zeke Spruill,
shortstop Nick Ahined and
first baseman Brandon
Drury. Prado, projected
to play third base for the
Diamondbacks, can be-
come a free agent after this
Upton, who has five-plus
major league seasons but
still is just 25 years old, will
join older brother BJ.J Up-
ton, who recently signed
a free agent contract with
Atlanta. The younger Up-
ton, who has three years
and $38.5 million left on
his contract, had been the
subject of trade specula-
tion throughout the off-
season and vetoed a trade
to the Seattle Mariners.
Prado, who joins fellow
Venezuelan Miguel Mon-
tero in Arizona, made the
All-Star team in 2010 as
a second baseman and
played mostly in left field
last season. A versatile in-
fielder, Prado was pr6ject-
ed to move to third base
for the Braves this season
to replace the retired Chip -
per Jones.
Derrick Hall said via Twit-
ter that the team wants to

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sign Prado to a long-term
"This is the type of player
we want in
Sour lineup,"
he wrote.
The Braves
didn't re-
sign .center-
fielder and
J. Upton leadoff hit-
ter Michael
Bourn and Prado, the No.
2 hitter behind Bourn, had
been a candidate to hit
leadoff. Shortstop Andrel-
ton Simmons now is ex-
pected to assUme that role.
Simmons hit .289 with a
.335 on-base percentage
in 49 games as a rookie last
Arizona had accumu-
lated a glut of outfielders,
signing Cody Ross as a free
agent last month. Upton
was the most marketable.
Upton, the No. 1 over-
all pick in the 2005 draft,
raced through the minors
and came up to the big
league club in August 2007
at age 19. He made the NL
All-Star team in 2009, and
Upton has played five
full major league seasons,
so his best years could
well be ahead of him. Last
season, he hit .280 with 17
home runs and 67 RBIs but
did score a career-high 107
runs, In 2011, while help-
ing Arizona to its surpris-
ing NL West crown, Upton
hit .289, with 31 home runs
and 88 RBIs the lat-
ter two categories are ca-
reer bests and finished
fourth in NL MVP voting.
Overall, he's a career .278
hitter with 108 home runs,
739 hits, 147 doubles and
80 stolen bases.

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