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Title: Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title: Sunday Floridan
Portion of title: Floridan
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Jackson County Floridan
Publisher: Chipola Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Marianna Fla
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Marianna (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jackson County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Jackson -- Marianna
Coordinates: 30.776389 x -85.238056 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
General Note: "Independent."
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Preceded by: Times-courier (Marianna, Fla. : 1947)
Preceded by: Marianna Floridan

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PHOTO BY SONIA LOVEWELL
Storyteller and musician Adam
Miller will perform at the Jackson
County Public Library in Marianna
on Feb. 24.


T roubadours are few and
far between these days,
but one is coming to the
Jackson County library in Mari-
anna later this month.
Adam Miller, billed as an au-
toharp virtuoso, will perform at
2. p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. The
event is free and light refresh-
ments will be served.
Reaching back hundreds of
years and dipping into cultures
from around the globe, Miller
has 5,000 folk songs in his bag
of tunes. He knows their history,
,too, and sprinkles that informa-
tion into his shows as he chats
with the audience. For instance,
he knows of 200 different ver-
sions of "Froggy Went-a Courtin',
and plans to sing one of them at
the presentation here. He knows
the folklore and "fake lore" that


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- regular folks -just like you and me. Folfc songs are history
as seen through the eyes of ordinary people. Folk songs travel
through history and history travels through folk songs."


grew up around the songs and
may share some surprising infor-
mation about the true origins of
certain tunes and facts about the
artists who made them popular.
Folk songs, he discovered early
in life, have lives of their own.
They often morph, transforming
with the times and circumstanc-
es as they're passed along from
generation to generation and as
people borrow old melodies as
the structure for new lyrics.
* For Miller that's part of the in-
trigue that has kept him on the
folk song trail for more than 30


Adam Miller,
in a quote from his webpage at folksinging.org

years. He can be found regularly
in libraries across the country as
he researches some nuance of
a song that he's just discovered
or heard another bit of folklore
about. Because he spends so
much time in them doing re-
search and shows as well, he
said, he's certain he'll feel right
at home during his Feb. 24
performance.
He's not certain of his set list
for the show, saying that, to a
degree, he tailors it to the audi-
ence he finds. If more children
than adults are there, he'll focus


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If more seniors are there
than children, he may reach in
for more of the romantic bal-
lads that turn their thoughts to
young adulthood. He has some
themed shows but doesn't an-
ticipate sticking.to just one thing
in Marianna. He likely will throw
in some Carter family classics,
some Woody 'Guthrie songs,
and many other, lesser-known
pieces.
He knows he'll sing and play a
tune called "Buffalo Boy," which
is an old English courting song.
At his shows, Miller encourages
interaction and will invite the
audience members to sing along
on some songs they may not
have heard since childhood but
which linger still in memory.

See TROUBADOUR, Page 5A


BREAKING NEW GROUND


First Federal Bank of Florida representatives and local dignitaries
gathered for a formal ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday at the
future site of its second Marianna branch.
Jason Powell (right) scoops up a bucket of blacktop with a front end
loader Wednesday at the future site of the second First Federal Bank of
Florida branch in Marianna. Work started Monday on the new 2,800-
square-foot building. According to Garrett Grimsley, vice-president
and Jackson County market and financial center manager, the branch
should be finished by August and open by September. It will employ
7 to 8 people and will be a full service branch offering commercial
lending. It will have three drive-through lanes and an ATM. The
existing ATM at the site, located next to the Waffle House
on Highway 90 in Marianna, will be removed.


Marianna City Commission

Citizens voice concerns about Sunset Drive area


BY ANGIE COOK
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Willie Mack is concerned
about the state of his neighbor-
hood park.
"The grounds are reallyunsuit-
able for our children," he told
officials at Tuesday's city com-
mission meeting in Marianna.
l Mack. who lives on Circle
Drive, acknowledged that
the playground's fairly recent
equipment has held up, but he
feels the park is in need of refur-
bishments, including clean-up,
S -: minor repairs and possibly the
adduion of gravel to make the
MARKSKINNER/FLORIDAN area look neater.
At the Circle Drive Park, a dented trash can shows the disrepair resident Commissioner John Roberts
Willie Mack addressed during the city commission meeting on Tuesday and City Manager Jim Dean
at Marianna City Hall. Officials agreed to look into Mack's recommended agreed that the city should be
refurbishments to the neighborhood park. able to address Mack's concerns,


perhaps before the board's
March meeting.
Another citizen who, resides
in the Sunset Drive area may be
facing a problem that requires a
more complex solution.
Joyce Home asked for assis-
tance with sand that has been
accumulating in her yard. She
said the issue, which she de-
scribed as ongoing, is related to
water draining down Edgewood
Drive.
City officials acknowledged
Home's concerns and briefly
,discussed planned area proj-
ects that could resolve the issue;
however, they cautioned that a
simple fix for Home's drainage
issue could mean a newproblem

See COMMISSION, Page 5A


Hospital

working

to resolve

billing snafu
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
dbuckhalter@jcfloridan.com

About a year ago, Jackson
Hospital, its emergency room
physicians and the Schumacher
Group, a medical billing and
support entity, entered into a
contract that essentially made
the physicians employees of that
company.
It now pays the doctors and
then collects their emergency
room fees from the insurance
companies, governmental enti-
ties and private parties who are
responsible for paying the bill.
Hospital Chief Financial Of-
ficer Kevin Rovito said the ar-
rangement has been working
well for all parties, with one pos-
sible exception during a roughly
five-month period at the start of
the contract period.
During that time, Schumacher
didn't yet have a contractual re-
lationship with the Blue Cross-
Blue Shield insurance company
which would have made the ER
physicians 'in-network' provid-
ers and as a result, emergency
room patients covered by that
insurance were billed at 'out-
of-network' prices for physician
care in their co-pay responsibili-
ties. That cost was considerably
higher than theywould have paid
for an in-network physician.
The Schumacher/Blue Cross
Blue Shield contract is now in
place, and Hospital Administra-
tor Larry Meese said that Schum-
acher agreed to write off the bills
for the patients who were left
owing out-of-network amounts
as a result of the absence of a
contract.
But with at least one person
saying she has been presented
a bill and has not been able to
resolve it via phone calls to the
hospital, Meese said anyone who
has a lingering concern should
call Jackson Hospital's financial
services department and explain
the situation. The hospital staff
will then attempt to assist in the
matter.
Meese said he has been very
pleased with the new arrange-
ment and believes most patients
are also more than satisfied with

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vroberts@jcfloridan.com

Circulation Manager Dena Oberski
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CONTACT US
Telephone: 850-526-3614
FAX: 850-482-4478
Email: editorial@jcfloridan.com
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Street Address:
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HOW TO GET YOUR
NEWS PUBLISHED
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news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via email, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
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right to edit all submissions.
GETTING IT RIGHT
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is to correct mistakes promptly. To
report an error, please call 526-3614
Monday-Friday.


Community Calendar


TODAY
n Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show-8:30
a.m. at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds
Dothan, AL. This event will offer farmers the oppor-
tunity to view products and services of more than
70 exhibitors. Call 526-2590.
) International Chat n' Sip-8:30-10 a.m. at the
Jackson County Public Library Learning Center,
Marianna branch. The public is invited to join a
relaxed environment for the exchange of language,
culture and ideas among local and international
communities. Light refreshments will be served.
Call 482-9124.
) Job Club Noon-3 p.m. at the Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn
job seeking/retention skills; get job search assis-
tance. Call 52,6-0139.
) Marianna iKiwanis Club Meeting Noon at
Jim's Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
Call 482-2290.
) Employability Workshop, What Employers
are Looking For-2:30 p.m. at Marianna One Stop
Career Center. Call 718-0326.
) Bullying Inservice for Parents-3:30 p.m. at
Marianna High School Auditorium, for all interested
parents of students attending Malone, Marianna
Middle, Marianna High and Jackson Alternative
Schools. Babysitting will be provided. Call 482-
9605.
) AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers Free
Tax Return Preparation-4-7 p.m. at the Jackson
County Agriculture Center. Call 482-9620 during
business hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for an
appointment.
) VFW & Ladies Auxiliary Meeting 6 p.m. at
2830 Wynn St. in Marianna. Covered-dish supper
followed by a 7 p.m. business meeting. Call 372-
2500.
n The William Dunaway Chapter, Florida Soci-
ety, Sons of the American Revolution-6:30 p.m.
at Jim's Buffet and Grill. Dutch treat meal. Beverly
Mount-Douds, author, historian and genealogist will
present the program, "The Restoration of the Cape
San Bias Lighthouse by the St. Joseph Historical
Society", and! possibly moving the lighthouse to the
St. Joe area. Call 594-6664.
) Davis and Dow Jazz Quartet-7 p.m. at the
Chipola Center for the Arts. Tickets are $14 for
adults and $10 for children under 18. Tickets for
Chipola students and employees are $5 the day
of the show. Tickets are available online at www.
chipola.edu, or call 718-2257.
n 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.

FRIDAY, FEB. 8
) Black History Month Program-9:30 a.m. at
Hope School in Mafianna. The theme this year is "At
the Crossroads of Freedom & Equality."
) Knitters Nook-1 a.m. at the Jackson County
Public Library, Marianna Branch. New and experi-
enced knitters are welcomed. Call 482-9631.


n Money Sense, Financial Literacy-Noon-4 p.m.
at Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 Highway
90, Marianna. Money Sense is a class that covers
different topics in money management to empower
people to take charge of their finances and create
their own wealth. Call 526-0139.
) Better Breathers-2-3 p.m. at Jackson Hospital
in the Hudnall Building Community Room. The
program, presented by Michael Black is "Durable
Medical Equipment & How It Works for You" from
Gulf medical. Light refreshments will be served. Call
718-2849.
* Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Annu-
al Banquet-5:30 p.m. (opening reception) at the
National Guard Armory, US 90, Marianna. Dinner at
6:45 p.m. Program (7:45 p.m.) features speaker Al-
lan Bense and a tribute to Rep. Marti Coley. Awards
will be presented and the gravel will be passed to
new chamber chairman. Individual tickets: $49.
a Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at Evangel Wor-
ship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna.
Adult, teen meetings to "overcome hurts, habits and
hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
209-7856, 573-1131.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9
a The Artist Guild of Northwest Florida
Field Trip to the Wiregrass Art Museum in Do-
than, AL-8:30 a.m. Meet at the Lutheran Church
in Marianna. Dutch treat lunch. Call 569-2011.
) Partners For Pets Adoption Booth-9 a.m.-2
p.m. at Tractor Supply in Marianna. There will be a
booth set up with puppies to adopt as well as a hot
dog booth. There will be other vendors including:
Dixieland Outfitters T-Shirts, Warrior Gurl's Beads
and Things, Shirley's Quilting and Embroidery and
pony rides for the kids.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.
) Father and Daughter, Mother and Son Dance-
5-9 p.m. at the Jackson County Agriculture Building.
Event is sponsored by A Chance for Success, an af-
filiate of Boys and Girls Club. Attire is formal/semi-
formal.Tickets are $30 per couple and $10 for each
additional person. Call 272-6336.

SUNDAY, FEB. 10
n 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
drinking.
n Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville.

MONDAY, FEB. 11
The Artist Guild of Northwest Florida
Debriefing Session on the 2012 Sunday
Afternoon With the Arts-9 a.m. at the Lutheran
Church in Marianna. Bring your own lunch. Call


569-2011.
) Chipola Regional Workforce Development
Consortium Meeting Conference Call-9 a.m.
Individuals wishing to participate who are hearing
or speech impaired call 718-0456, ext. 101 through
the Florida Relay System by dialing 7-1-1. Call 800-
382-5164.
) JTrans Meeting-10 a.m. at the JTrans Office in
Marianna. In addition to its regular business, the
agenda will include approval of rates and grant ap-
plications. Call 674-4571.
n Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's
Buffet & Grill. Call 482-2005.
) Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees Monthly
Finance Committee and Board Meetings-5 p.m.
in the Community Room of the Hudnall Building.
Call 718-2629.
) Employability Workshop, Using Social Media
in Your Job Search-2:30 p.m. at Marianna One
Stop Career Center. Call 718-0326.
a Jackson County Quilter's Guild Meeting
- 5:30-7:30 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.
) City of Cottondale Regular Commission Meet-
ing-6 p.m. at Cottondale City Hall in the Commis-
sion Room. Call 352-4361.
c Chipola Beekeepers Meeting 6-8 p.m. at the
Jackson County Extension Office' in Marianna. Bring
a dish for the potluck supper. Call 573-7063.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
n Black History Month Program-9:30 a.m. at
Grand Ridge School in the new gym. Guest speaker
will be Travis Ephriam, City Commissioner of Mari-
anna. Special spotlights by students of Grand Ridge
School. Call 482-9835, ext. 326.
n Republican Club of West Florida Meeting
Noon at Jim's Buffet & Grill in Marianna. Call
352-4984.
) Optimist Club of Jackson County Board
Meeting Noon at Chipola Community Bank.
a Orientation Noon-3 p.m. at Goodwill Career
Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna. Learn
about and register for free services. Call 526-0139.
) Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County
Senior Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna.
Call 482-5028.
) Employability Workshop, Completing
Applications-2:30 p.m. at Marianna One Stop
Career Center. Call 718-0326.
a Tobacco Free Partnership of Jackson
County Quarterly Meeting-4 p.m. at the Health
Sciences Building at Chipola College in Room 111.
The meeting is open to the public. Tobacco related
health issues will be discussed. Following the
quarterly meeting the Policy Subcommittees are
having a meeting to discuss specific initiatives toin-
crease awareness and change behaviors in Jackson
County. Call 526-2412, ext. 188.


The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P. 0. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email editorial@jcfloridan.com, fax 850-482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.


Marianna Police
Department
The Marianna Police Department
listed the following incidents for Feb. 5, the
latest available report: Three accidents,
one suspicious vehicle, one escort, two
physical disturbances, two verbal dis-
turbances, one fire, six traffic stops, one
obscene/threatening phone call, one fol-
low-up investigation, one sex offense, one
assist of another agency and one public
service call.


Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office and
county fire/rescue reported the following
incidents for Feb. 5, the latest available re-
port: Two accidents, one missing adult, one
abandoned vehicle, one suspicious person,
two escorts, one report of mental illness,


Police Roundup
four burglaries, three fire calls, 15 medi-
cal calls, three burglar alarms, three traffic
.. -,- crashes, one power line
q down, three traffic stops,
S---c- one larceny complaint, one,
,tR ME civil dispute, one trespass
complaint, one animal
complaint, one fraud com-
plaint, two assists of motorists or pedes-
trians, one assist of another agency, four
public service calls, two welfare checks,
one transport and two threat/harassment
complaints.


Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following persons were booked into
the county jail during the latest reporting
periods:
) Eric Jordan, 20, 5418 Mt. Tabor Road,
Marianna, possession of marijuana-less
than 20 grams.


) Earl Griffin, 18, 5418 Mt. Tabor Road,
Marianna, possession of marijuana-less
than 20 grams.
) Arthur Jenkins, 55, 5559 Prairieview
Road, Greenwood, violation of county
probation.
) Dustin Calevro, 22, 3204 Cypress
Grove Road, Grand Ridge, possession of a
controlled substance, possession of drug
paraphernalia.
) Ernest Young, 31, 877 West 8th Ave.,
Graceville, trafficking in hydrocodone, sale
of marijuana.
) Fredrick Blandenburg, 32, 4129 North St.,
Marianna, battery-domestic violence.
) Tameka Brunson, 27, 4182 Myles St.,
Marianna, battery-domestic violence,
criminal mischief.

Jail Population: 207
To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers at 526-5000 or a
local law enforcement agency.
To report a wildlife violation, call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922).


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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN + www.jcfloridan.com



JAS releases



honor rolls


Special to the Floridan
Jackson Alternative
School has released its
second nine-week and
first semester honor rolls.
Second Nine-Week
Elementary School
) A/B Honor Roll- Bri-
anna Harvey, Kaylan Jones
and Dillon Shelton.
Middle School
) A/B/ Honor Roll -
Darieon Perry.


High School
) A/B Honor Roll Jes-
sie Folsom and Robby
Lamar.
First Semester
Elementary School
) A/B Honor Roll Dil-
ion Shelton.
Middle School
) A/B Honor Roll -
Darieon Perry.
High School
) A/B Honor Roll -
Robby Lamar.


Malone School

releases honor rolls


Special to the Floridan
Malone has released its
Middle and High School
honor rolls for the second
nine-week term.
Sixth Grade
) A Honor Roll Baylie
Calloway.
)) A/B Honor Roll Hol-
lie Askew, Laney Baxter,
Elizabeth Carnley, Kaytlyn
Gordon, Andrew Jordan,
Kyle Morgan and Aliyah
Wilburn.
Seventh Grade
) A Honor Roll Dellon
Barber.
)) A/B Honor Roll Kay-
lee Hatcher, Hunter Lay-
ton, Devon Southwell and
Kyle Tillman.
Eighth Grade
) A/B Honor Roll Sara
Bryan, Kendra Clayton,
Jamison Floyd, Yakira Tay-
lor and Kaylee Tidwell.
Ninth Grade
) A/B Honor Roll -


Brittany Benton and
Caroline Floyd.
10th Grade
) A Honor Roll Harri-
son Floyd.
) A/B Honor Roll Ant-
wain Johnson and Nicole
Westbrook.
11th Grade
) A Honor Roll -
CurteeonaBrelove, Dustin
Everitt and Mary Kather-
ine Pittman.
) A/B Honor Roll -
Courtney Harrell, 'Angeli-
ca Livingston and Christy
Peeler.
12th Grade
) A Honor Roll Cas-
sidy Birge, Tierra Camp-
bell, Katelyn Cross, Niki
Ferguson, Sara Newsom,
Andrea Pelham, Mar-
rissa Peterson and Austin
Williams.
) A/B Honor Roll -
Cody Dunaway, Brett
Henry, Jay Henson, Wil-
liam Layton and Tristen
Rogers.


Deadline looms for

Master Gardener

training sign-up


Special to the Floridan
Friday, Feb. 8 is the
deadline to sign up for
the upcoming Master
Gardener training series
which begins Monday,
Feb. 18. The course will be
held at the Jackson County
Extension- Service build-
ing in Marianna, located
at 2741 Pennsylvania Ave.
Students Will also travel to
many other locations.
Field trips will take
participants to a citrus
grove, an olive grove, a
bee and honey farm, the
Oglesby plant lab in Cal-
houn County, Caverns
State Park and to the test
gardens at the Univer-
sity of Florida's Research
and Education site in
Quincy.
Classes will be held each
weekday for two weeks.
Applications to take the
class must be submitted
by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.
The 60-hour course costs
$120, with the tuition due
by Feb. 15. The money
helps defray the cost of
putting on the course,
taking care of the printed
course materials, morn-
ing coffee and snacks,


two days of lunches, and
propagation materials.
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students obtain a good
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and what they mean to
a plant, information on
pH and why it is so im-
portant, as, well as in-
formation on fertilizers,
good bugs and bad bugs,
plant diseases, good and
bad chemicals, invasive
plants, native plants, or-
namentals, lawns, veg-
etables, herbs, fruits and
nuts, composting, plant
identification, pruning,
propagation and planting
techniques.


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HOMECOMING COURT


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T he Chipola College Homecoming Court will be presented during the halftime of the
Chipola vs. Tallahassee game on Saturday, Feb. 9. Members of the court are (from left,
front) freshman Brantlee Kirkland ofAshford, AL, freshman Mallory Mock of
Marianna, sophomore Karlee Floyd of Malone, sophomore Sharlyn Smith of Altha,
sophomore Kaylee Toole of Marianna; back, freshman Trevor Mayo of Marianna, freshman
Micah Ruiz of Malone, sophomore Jaren Bannerman of Marianna, sophomore Dalton
Hendrix of Marianna and sophomore Joshua Jeffrey of Clarksville. The homecoming queen
and Mr. Chipola will be selected from the sophomore candidates.

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BCF bids farewell to Beall, welcomes Green


Special to the Floridan

Having served at The
Baptist College of Florida
in Graceville for 12 years
as a computer specialist,
Wendell Beall has officially
turned off his computer
and move to other areas
of ministry and service.
According to Information
Technology Director Cathy
Williams, Beall began
working at BCF in July of
2000 serving faculty, stu-
dents and staff faithfully.
until his retirement De-
cember, 2012. "He always
enjoyed telling and hearing
a good joke," says Williams
reflecting on the times she
spent working with Beall


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BCF Computer Specialist Wendell Beall retires after 12 years.


over the years.
Beall was known
throughout the BCF


campus as a calm, easy-
going spirit willing to help
whenever he could. Very


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BCF welcomes new Computer
Specialist Chad Green.
devoted to his family, Beall
loves being a. grandpar-
ent. He. enjoys woodwork-
ing projects, gardening,
and singing. As an or-
dained minister, Beall has
served several churches in
the area directing music
and preaching. Williams


indicated that Beall used
his woodworking skills to
build and design rolling
printer carts for the school,
an investment in the school
that will long be appreci-
ated and remembered.
Stepping in to take his
place, BCF welcomes Chad
Green from Newton, Ala., a
small town northwest of
Dothan. "So far, I'm really
enjoying the people and
work that I am doing here
at BCE It is a great environ-
ment, and I hope to have
many years here,", says
Green.
Highly credentialed,
Green- studied at Cisco
Computer Networking
Academy and has worked


at H & S Telecommun'ica-
tions Inc., Southern Com-
puters LLC., and Sanders
Security where he special-
ized in upgrading phone
and computer networks,
building custom comput-
ers, and installing alarm
and surveillance systems.
Green started his own
computer repair business,
GreenTech Computers, in
2007 which provides com-
puter and network mainte-
nance and repair for peo-
ple and businesses in the
surrounding area. At.BCF,
Green will help maintain
desktop computers, print-
ers, and copiers, and trou-
bleshoot issues that may
occur within the system.


Marianna notes


top city employees


From staff reports

During Tuesday's com-
mission meeting, the City
of Marianna recognized its
top employees for Febru-
ary: Charles Jernigan and
Travis Hamilton.
Jernigan, a water utility
technician, has worked
with the city's water divi-
sion since May 2012.
i In his letter of recom-
mendation, Public Works
Director Joe Richey


described Jernigan as a
dedicated and conscien-
tious worker who is always
willing to pitch in and go
the extra mile.
Hamilton, a CAN/trans-
port driver, has worked
with the Marianna Health
& Rehabilitation Center
Nursing Department since
June 2012.
MHRC Administrator
Melinda Gay described
Hamilton as an outstand-
ing employee.


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cently at a meeting of the Marianna Optimist Club.
The club is interested in having a club directory produced
for the membership and Jones, owner of Divine Designs &
Printing was asked to address the group and explain how
such a document would be produced. She was introduced
by club member Arthur "AJ" Johnson. From left: Johnson,
Jones, and club president Lowell Centers.





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HOMECOMING 2013
CHIPOLA VS. TALLAHASSEE
Saturday, February 9
Women 5:30 p.m. Men 7:30 p.m.
Alumni Reception 6:30 p.m.
Milton Johnson Health Center
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City of Marianna Employee of the Month Travis Hamilton, (left)
accepts a commemorative certificate from Mayor James Wise
on Monday during the city commission meeting.


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Billy Saucier

Bill Saucier 86, a former
resident of Marianna, died
Wednesday, January 30,
2013 at Ocala Regional
Medical Center in Ocala,
Florida.
Bill was a successful busi-
nessman with Kraft Foods
early in his career and
eventually became a Su-
pervisor at Sunland Center
for the State of Florida until
he retired twenty years ago.
He honorably served our
country with the United
States Coast Guard. He was
a former member of Trinity
Baptist Church in Marian-
na, Florida.
He was preceded in
death by his parents Floyd
and Virginia Saucier;
brothers Coy and Everett
Saucier; sister Kathryn
Stegall; and sons Johnny,
Paul, and Mark Saucier.
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife Lyla Rae Saucier
and sister Francis Newman
of Slidell, Louisiana; other
survivors include Steve and
Cyndee Saucier, Jeff and
Kristina Saucier, Mike and
Sandy Saucier, Walter and
Suzette Langston and Rick
and Barbara (deceased)
Saucier. He has fourteen
grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren.
Celebration of Life Serv-
ices will be held 2 p.m. Sat-
urday, February 9, 2013, at
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel. In-
terment will follow at
Pinecrest Memorial Gar-
dens with James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel directing.
The family will receive
friends Saturday, February
9, 2013 from 1:00 pm till fu-
neral time at James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox
Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, .please
make your donations to the
Salvation Army in your
area.
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Rubio to deliver State of Union GOP response


The Associated Pless

WASHINGTON Flor-
ida Sen. Mrarco IRubio,
a leading proponent of
overhauling the immi-
gration system who has
gained attention in GOP
circles, will deliver the
Republican response to
President Barack Obama's
State of the Union address
on Tuesday.
House Speaker John
Boehner, R-Ohio, and
Senate Republican leader
Mitch McConrfell, R-Ky.,
announced the selection
of Rubio on Wednesday,
calling him a strong ad-
vocate of conservative
principles.
Rubio will speak after
Obama's prime-time ad-
dress before Congress,
offering a counter-
weight to the president's
agenda. The high-pro-
file speech also .gives
Rubio a broad national
audience for a party that
lacks a true standard-
bearer after Obama's
re-election.
Boehner called Rubio
"one of our party's most
dynamic and inspiring
leaders. He carries our
party's banner of freedom,
opportunity and prosper-
ity in a way few others
can."
McConnell said his
Senate colleague would
"contrast the Repub-
lican approach to the



Bill
From Page 1A

this and other changes at
the hospital. A physical
upgrade to the emergen-
cy room and other reno-
vations that took place
in late 2011 and in 2012
have resulted, he be-
lieves, in significantly
higher customer ratings
and increased use of the
hospital. He said Schum-
acher Group has been


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
In this Jan. 28, photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., (right) and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.,
(left) join a bipartisan group of leading senators to announce that they have reached agree-
ment on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation's immigration laws at
the Capitol in Washington.


challenges we face with
President Obama's vision
of an ever-bigger govern-
.ment and the higher taxes
that would be needed to
pay for it."
The 41-year-old Cu-
ban-American lawmaker
was given a prominent
speaking role at last year's
Republican National


able to provide expertise,
best-practices protocols
and other assistance to
their ER physicians at the
hospital.
"We went from being
slightly below average
to slightly above average
in customer satisfaction
over the entire hospital,"
Meese said, "We've gone
from seeing an average of
2,000 patients per month
to an average of 2,300, and
here lately we've had some
months with 2,500 and
2,600 patients. Our volume


Convention and traveled
extensively on behalf of
Republican presidential
candidate Mitt Romney.
He has been touted as
a potential presidential
candidate in 2016 for a
party that fared poorly
among Latino voters last
year. In a signal of renewed
outreach to Hispanic


is up by 15 percent since
our renovations and since
we added newservice lines.
That, and the support that
Schumacher is bringing to
the table in ER, are factors
in the increased use we're
seeing. Even with all the
extra patient volume,
Schumacher has been
great in managing things
in a way that we're see-
ing quality care given.
If you have all those ad-
ditional patients coming
in and are still able to see
them within the same


voters, Rubio's address
will be.delivered in both
English and Spanish.
Rubio has played a lead-
ing role among Republi-
cans in seeking changes
on immigration, one of
the top legislative priori-
ties of the year for both
parties. He has been part
of a bipartisan group of


amount of wait time, that's
kudos to the entire team.
We're all one team, work-
ing together to be suc-
cessful, and everybody's
effort is part of improv-
ing the scores. Patients
have responded very
positively."
The contract with
Schumacher may be help-
ing the hospital improve
its financial bottom line
as well, since the company
pays the ER physicians,
rather than the hospital
bearing that expense, and


senators who have pro-
posed a plan that would
allow illegal immigrants
to pursue citizenship af-
ter a number of steps are
taken to secure the border
with Mexico. The issue
is expected to be among
the most highly-watched
measures in Congress this
year.
On the economy, Rubio
has said tax increases will
not bring down the na-
tion's $16 trillion debt and
urged policies to promote
economic growth and
changes to entitlement
programs.
Rubio said he would
discuss "how limited gov-
ernment and. free enter-
prise have helped make
my family's dreams come
true in America." He said
the speech would help
lay out "the Republican
case of how our ideas can
help people close the gap
between their dreams and
the opportunities to real-
ize them."
Rubio, a former state
house speaker from Mi-
ami, became a popular
figure among tea party
.activists during his im-
probable rise during his
2010 Senate campaign.
He defeated Florida Gov.
Charlie Crist, who
switched to run as an in-
dependent when it be-
came clear he would lose
the Republican primary to
Rubio.


has taken on the burden of
collecting for its own ser-
vices. Hospitals typically
wind up writing off thou-
sands of dollars worth of
bad debt as charity care.
Much of that results from
emergency room visits by
people who do not have
insurance coverage. The
hospital's financial servic-
es division continues to be
part of the process for bill-
ing, but the task of collec-
tion and the necessity of
absorbing losses in the ER
are on other shoulders.


Commission
From Page 1A
for a neighboring yard.
Other agenda items ad-
dressed by commissioners
on Tuesday included:
n Adoption of Ordinance
1011, meeting a statutory
requirement to amend the
capital improvements ele-
ment of the city's compre-
hensive plan.
) Approval to advertise a
second public hearing on
the adoption of Ordinance
1012 (annexation of Sun-
land Center).
) Grant a one-year vari-
ance from the city's land
development code (an
extension of a previously
approved variance) for
the developer of Marianna
Hills, a proposed subdivi-
sion on a 30-acre site west
of Bumpnose Road.
) Purchase of a 2013
Ford XLT for patrol use by
the' police department.
Chipola Ford in Marianna
submitted the low bid of
$24,496.50.
) Purchase of a backhoe
loader for the Public Works
Natural Gas Department.
Thompson Tractor Co. in
Panama City provided the
low bid of $87,500.
l Reduction of the natu-
ral gas surcharge (from 25
to 10 percent) for custom-
ers outside the city limits.
Move aims to create billing
consistency with natural
gas customers inside city
limits.
n Marianna Health &
Rehabilitation Center pur-
chases: Network server
($5,384 from BIT Direct),
phone system upgrade
($10,648.71 from Black Box
Network Services) and din-
ing room air conditioner
replacement ($4,876 from
Woodall's Total Comfort
Systems).


Circle Drive resident Willie Mack addresses city commissioners
on Tuesday in Marianna.


Resident Joyce Home addresses city commissioners on
Tuesday in Marianna.


Troubadour

From Page lA

He's been making his liv-
ing performing such tunes
for three decades or so,
but even as a child he was
fascinated by old songs.
Now 52, he started collect-
ing dusty old 78s when he
was a youngster, buying
them for change, at junk
shops and flea markets,
and one batch from an en-
terprising classmate who
sold some of his grandpar-
ents' records to his buddy.
He also started collecting
old songs in his head, and
still has several hundred
78s and another 1,000 LPs
he's picked up over the
years.
His first true exposure
to the autoharp occurred
a little more than 30
years ago, when a friend
loaned him one to play
over an extended Christ-
mas holiday period. He
realized, he said, that it
was a case of a musician
finding the instrument he
was meant to play. With
his knowledge of gui-
tar and his long, slender


"In the reationof aflk song, the roles of
composer, performer, and audience are not rigidly
separate The original opposition of a song
may be in the mind ofa single person. But if the
song becomes afolk song, al ofthe people who
sing it freely amend it and change it (consciously
or unconsciously) and so, they become its co-
authors and editors. Eventually the song becomes
the creation ofmany differentpeoplefrom many
differentgenerations."
Adam Miller,
Sin a quote from his webpage at folksinging.org.


fingers giving him. an ad-
vantage in learning to play
the strings of the auto-
harp, it wasn't long before
he carved out his first tour,
focusing on schools. He
abandoned his old lines
of work which includes
turns as a dishwasher in
his youth, televisioncom-
mercial production work
and a corporate execu-
tive's slot in an accounting
software company.
From Oregon, Miller
travels to libraries, schools
and festivals throughout
the country on his quest'
to spread the gospel of
folk. On the tour that
brings him to Marianna,
he will play in. venues


from Nashville to Miami
and back again. He typi-
cally takes an airplane to
within 500 miles of a given
gig and drives a rental the
rest of the way. He said
traveling by car gives him
more of a chance to soak
up the culture of a region
and a sense of the people
he is among so that he
can give the audience the
most appropriate show he
can put together.
He is .one of a handful
of people who make a liv-
ing playing autoharp and
traveling the country, and
he said he realizes he's a
fortunate man. There's
probably a song about
that.


64,000 voters didn'tvote for president
64,000 voters didn't vote for president


The Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -A
new report shows that
nearly 64,000 voters in
Florida did not wind up
voting for president.
State election officials
compiled voting data
from all 67 counties in the
state.
They found that the
number of voters who did
not cast a "valid" vote in
the race for president
was.75 percent. That's
Sthe same rate as it was


back in 2008.
This number includes
people who wrote the
wrong name on the bal-
lot, left the ballot blank or
voted for more than one
candidate.
President Barack
Obama won Florida -
and its 29 electoral votes
- by slightly more than
74,000 votes over GOP
nominee Mitt Romney.
The state report also
found that the percentage
of people voting on


Election Day dropped
from 2010.

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'The nearestEarth-like planet is simply a stroll across the park away.'
Courtney Dressing,
Harvard University graduate student and lead author of a study of red dwarf stars


Study: Closest Earth-like planet 'within reach'


BY MARCIA DUNN
AP Aerospace Writer

CAPE CANAVERAL -
Earth-like worlds may be
closer and more plentiful
than anyone imagined.
Astronomers reported
Wednesday that the near-
est Earth-like planet may
be just 13 light-years away
or some 77 trillion
miles.
That planet hasn't been
found yet but should be
there based on the team's
study of red dwarf stars.
Galactically speaking,
that's right next door.
If our Milky Way galaxy
were shrunk to the size of
the United States, the dis-
tance between Earth and
its closest Earth-like neigh-
bor would be the span of
New York's Central Park,
said Harvard University
graduate student Court-
ney Dressing, the study's
lead author.
"The nearest Earth-like
planet is simply a stroll
across the park away," she
said at a news conference
in Cambridge, Mass.
Small, cool red dwarfs are
the most common stars in
our galaxy, numbering at
least 75 billion.
The Harvard-Smith-
sonian Center for Astro-
physics team estimates 6
percent of red dwarf stars
have Earth-like planets. To
qualify, the planet must be


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This artist's conception provided by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics shows a hypothetical planet with two moons orbiting in the habitable
Zone of a red dwarf star. Astronomers reported Wednesday that the closest Earth-like planet might be just 13 light years away.


roughly the size of Earth
and get as much light from
'its star, as Earth does from
the sun.
This high rate of occur-
rence should simplify the
search for extraterrestrial
life.
As the report's co-au-
thor, David Charbonneau,
noted, he's an astrono-
mer, but hopes to become
a biologist if that search
succeeds.


These planetary candi-
dates are quite different
than Earth because of the
differences between their
red dwarf stars and the
sun, Charbonneau told
reporters.
Because the red dwarfs
are so much smaller, po-
tentially habitable planets
would need to orbit much
closer than the Earth does
to the sun. They likely
would be rocky, the as-


tronomers said, but differ-
ent types of atmospheres
could lead to different
types of life.
Red dwarf stars also carr
be old far older than our
sun which means their
planets could be much
older than Earth and their
potential life forms much
more evolved.
Our solar system is 4.5
billion years old, for in-
stance, while some red


dwarf stars are 12 billion
years old. One of these tar-
get planets could be 12 bil-
lion years old as well, the
scientists said.
Future spacecraft should
be able to. locate these
planets and provide envi-
ronmental clues.
California Institute of
Technology astronomer
John Johnson, who was
not involved in the study,
called the proximity of the


nearest Earth-like planet
"extraordinarily exciting."
"It's right within reach,"
Johnson said, and future
efforts will put scientists
"hot on the trail of find-
ing life elsewhere in the
galaxy."
Thesenewestfindings are
based on data from NASA's
Kepler space telescope,
launched in 2009. They
will be published in "The
Astrophysical Journal."


Bri -s
Trooper's killer
appeals to high court
TALLAHASSEE -A drug
trafficker convicted of kill-
ing a state trooper is ask-
ing the Florida Supreme
Court to block his sched-
uled Feb. 26 execution.
Lawyers for Paul Augus-
tus Howell asked the jus-
tices for a stay of execution
and filed a post-conviction
appeal on Wednesday.
Circuit Judge Angela
Dempsey previously de-
nied Howell's appeal in
Jefferson County. That's
where Florida Highway
Patrol Trooper Jimmy
Fulford was killed by an
exploding pipe bomb in
February 1992.
The bomb was in a gift-
wrapped microwave oven
Fulford found in a car he
stopped for a traffic viola-
tion on Interstate 10 east
of Tallahassee.
Howell was convicted
of building the bomb that
he intended to kill two
women in Mafianna be-
cause they knew too much
about a South Florida drug
trafficking ring.
State to pay Xerox
$7M to avoid lawsuit
TALLAHASSEE Flor-
ida is offering to pay a
S business technology com-
pany $7 million to avoid a
potentially costly lawsuit
over plans to consolidate
the state's email systems.
It's yet another technol-
ogy setback for the state,
which over the last decade
has spent tens of millions
on technology projects
that either failed to save
the state money or never,
got off the ground.
The administration of
Gov. Rick Scott agreed in
late December to pay the
money to a subsidiary
of Xerox. The company
signed a seven-year con-
tract in 2011 to consoli-
date the different email
systems used to maintain
some 115,000 accounts
throughout state govern-
ment. The idea was to give
every state employee com-
mon email addresses.
While Scott himself
favored consolidation, the
project became conten-
tious as some state of-
ficials, including Attorney
General Pam Bondi,
resisted switching to a new
email system.
State legislators back in
2010 ordered the project,
but then last year they cut
off funding.
S The Associated Press


Police want to use drones for crowd control


The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE Police
want lawmakers to make
an exception for crowd
control in a bill that bans
the use of drones for law
and code enforcement, but
the measure won commit-
tee approval Wednesday
without that change.
The request prompted
the bill's sponsor to ask
what if King George had
sent a drone to the Boston
Tea Party.
The Community Affairs
Committee unanimously
approved the bill (SB 92)
to ban drones with excep-
tions for certain emergen-
cies, suspected terrorism
and surveillance that's
been approved by a judge.
"What we're talking
about here is Big Broth-


er and the idea that Big
Brother is watching," said
Sen. Geraldine Thomp-
son, D-Orlando.
Thompson is among
several committee mem-
bers who urged Sen. Joe
Negron, a Stuart Repub-
lican sponsoring the bill,
to consider loosening-
some of its restrictions al-
though they voted for the
measure.
"We have a responsi-
bility to protect people's
liberty, but I think we
have also a responsibility
to protect people's lives,"
said Sen. Jack Latvala,
R-Clearwater.
Negron, though, said
he would vote against his
own bill if a crowd control
exception is added.
"We know something
about crowds," Negron


said. "We had a crowd
back in the 1700s. It was
called the Boston Tea Par-
ty. Can you imagine if King
George had sent a drone
to hover over the Boston
Tea Party to see what the
American patriots were up
to?"
Orange County Sheriff's


Capt. Michael Fewless told
the committee that tax-
payers would save money
if law enforcement could
use drones instead of he-
licopters for crowd control
at football games and oth-
er events where thousands
of people converge.
"They have no firearms


on them," Fewless said.
"We can't blow people up.
The only thing we can do
is take a picture."
Negron wants to restrict
drones to protect people's
privacy rights, but Fewless
said there's no reasonable
expectation of privacy at
public events.


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High School'
Boys Basketball
District Tournaments con-
tinue this week, with Cotton-
dale High School hosting the
District 3-1A tournament.
The semifinals will be
Friday, with Sneads to face
Wewahitchka at 6 p.m., and
Graceville to take on Cotton-
dale at 7:30.
The championship game
will be Saturday at 7 p.m.
In the three-team District
1-4A tournament hosted by'
Pensacola Catholic, Mari-
anna will take on Walton in
the semifinal Friday at 7
p.m., with the winner to take
on Pensacola Catholic on
Saturday at 7.
The semifinals of the
District 1-1A tournament
hosted by Central Will be
Friday, with Paxton to take
on the Bethlehm at 6 p.m.,
and Malone playing Central
at 7:30.
The championship game
will be Saturday at 7 p.m.

High School Girs
Basketball Playoffs
The Marianna Lady Bull-
dogs will open up play in the
first round of the 4A state:
playoffs Thursday night with
a road game against Florida
High at 7 p.m. Eastern Stan-
dard Time.
In Class lA, Malone will
travel to Chipley on Feb. 12
for the Regional Semifinals at
7 p.m., while Cottondale will
be on the road against South
Walton at the same time.

Chipola Basketball
The Chipola men's and
women's basketball teams
will host Tallahassee on
Saturday.
The women's game will tip
at 5:30 p.m., followed by the
men at 7:30.

Chipola Alumni
Baseball Weekend
Chipola baseball will have
its annualAlumni Weekend
Feb. 8-10, with two-time
Major League Baseball home
run champion Jose Bautista
in attendance, as well as doz-
ens of other former Chipola
players.
A pro baseball autograph .
session, home ruhndeft,y..
alumni game, and VI'Oid .er
are set for Feb. 9. Country'
singer Billy Dean oFQuincy is
scheduled to perform at the
events.
The "Night of Champions"
Chipola baseball celeb-
rity dinner will be 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 -237.
'i .' .'- '
Malone Youth Baseball
The Malone Dixie Youth
Baseball Organization will
have registration for the 2013
season on Feb. 9 from 8 a.m.
to noon at Malone City Hall.
Registration is open to boys
and girls ages 5-12, with a
fee of $40 for all ages due at
sign-up. A group rate will ap-
ply if you have three or more
children in the same family
playing. New players should
bring a copy of their birth
certificate to sign-up.

Marianna Youth
Baseball-Softball
Marianna Recreation De-
partment will hold registra-
tion for baseball and softball
for the 2013 season through
Feb, 28 from 8 a.m .to 4 p.m.
for boys and girls ages 5-15-
at the Marianna Educational
and Recreational Expo in
Marianna..
Registration fee is $40,
except for Machine Pitch
Baseball and 8U girls softball,
which is $35 each.


For more information, call
850-482-6228.

Panhandle Seminole
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Tigers to rely on pitching in 2013


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com


After coming up short in their
pursuit of a district title last sea-
son, the Graceville Tigers will try
to ride one of the strongest pitch-
ing staffs in the area to thetop of
the league standings in 2013.
Graceville finished 8-4 in Dis-
trict 3-1A last season before get-
ting knocked out by Ponce de
Leon in the district tournament.
The Tigers lost five starters
off of that team, including their
top power hitter in Devin Cas-
sady, and one of their steadiest


Chipola's Jasmine Crawford looks for a way past the Gulf Coast defense Tuesday night.


year, and we can get a couple
of other guys throwing strikes,
I think we'll be fine and do very
well pitching-wise. That can be
our bright spot."
Sophomore catcher Jarrett
Brogdon will also get some work
on the mound this season, as
will freshman Brandon Pippin
and possibly fellow freshman
Preston Nichols.
Jenkins posted a 2.43 Earned
Run Average in 17 appearanc-
es last season, striking out 32
batters in 31 2/3 innings and

See TIGERS, Page 8


MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN


No. 8 Lady Indians roll by No. 9 Gulf Coast


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The No. 8 ChipolaLady Indians
took a big step towards solidify-
ing a state tournament berth
Tuesday night at home with a
66-45 victory over the No. 9 Gulf
Coast State Lady Commodores.
With the win, which was the
third in a row in Panhandle Con-
ference play for Chipola, moved
the Lady Indians into a first-
place tie with the Northwest


Florida State Lady Raiders at 6-2
and three games clear of fourth-
place Tallahassee for one of the
three state tournament bids to
come from the conference.
Chipola controlled the action
much of the way, breaking open
a 9-8 game with an 18-5 run
midway through the first half to
take a 14-point lead, and carry-
ing a 37-21 edge into the half-
time break.
Gulf Coast State surged to
within eight in the second half,


taking advantage of a fourth
foul on the Lady Indians' Ray-.
ven Brooks just over five min-
utes into the second half, using
a 10-1 run to make it 43-35 with
10:24 to play.
The Chipola edge was 47-39
with just over six minutes to
play before an 8-0 run gave the
Lady Indians all the breathing
room they would need.
A driving layup by Jasmine
See ROLL, Page 8


Ethan Walker tries to get away from
Dustin Murphy as the Graceville
varsity baseball team practiced
rundowns Tuesday afternoon.


Chipola Men's
Basketball


MARKSKINNER/FLORIDAN
Chipola's Torian Graham shoots
for two Tuesday night against Gulf
Coast.

Hot-shooting

Indians rout

Commodores
BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The No. 12 Chipola Indians put
together one of their most domi-
nant offensive performances of
the season Tuesday night to take
a big 92-69 home victory over the
Gulf Coast State Commodores.
Kruize Pinkins scored 19 points
and Torian Graham added 18 for
the Indians, who shot a whop-
ping 59 percent from the field as
a team and made 12-of-21 three-
pointers to overwhelm the visit-
ing Commodores.
With the win, Chipola im-
proved to 23-2 overall and 6-2
in Panhandle Conference play,

See INDIANS, Page 8


;--- __llCottondale


Cottondale
Basketball


Hornets


snap skid,


advance


to semis
BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The Cottondale Hornets kept
their season alive and snapped
an eight-game losing skid in the-
process Tuesday night at home,
beating the Vernon Yellowjackets
59-49 in the quarterfinals of the
District 3-1A tournament.
Jerodd Blount scored 30 points
and DJ Roulhac added 21 to help
lift the Hornets into the semifinal
round where they will take on
top-seeded Graceville on Friday
night at 7:30 p.m.
The Hornets.had last won Jan.
8 against Ponce de Leon, with
eight straight defeats following,
including a 71-58 home loss to
the Yellowjackets on Jan. 18.
But the tables were turned in
Cottondale's favor when it mat-
tered most, and Hornets coach
Chris Obert said it was a big relief
for his team to finally get back in
the win column.
"The last month has been pret-
ty rough, but I'm just happy for
the kids," he said. "They played

See HORNETS, Page 8L
'; ::


two-way players in pitcher/cen-
terfielder Hunter Forsyth, but
Graceville returns a talented trio
of pitchers led by left-handed
sophomore ace Jared Padgett.
He'll be joined freshman right-
hander Denny Elligson and ace
reliever Clay Jenkins to form the
foundation of a pitching staff
that coach Bryant Hardy said he
hopes can be a rock for his team
in the upcoming season.
"We've still got those three core
:guys pitching and that's good
hew0s for us," the coach said. "As
long as Clay and Padgett and
Denny do what they did last


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PROUD TO CALL


HIMSELF A DOLPHIN


MARK \ SKnINNL,/rLUNIDAN4l
Marina High School's Ander Bodkin talks to the crowd of
well-wishers who gathered in the school's cafeteria to watch
him sign with the Jacksonville University football program
Wednesday. Behind him are his parents, Larry and Jane Bodkin,
and brother, Ben Bodkin. The six-foot-five offensive tackle came to
Marianna two years ago. Previously, he was a student at Lincoln High
School in Tallahassee, where he also played football.


Chipola Women's Basketball








18B THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013


SPORTS


JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com


Snieads Basketball



Sneads surges past PDL, 76-45


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

The seventh-seeded
Ponce de Leon Pirates
hung close with No. 2 seed
Sneads for a half, but the
higher-seeded Pirates took
control in the second half
Tuesday night in Cotton-
dale to take a 76-45 win
in the quarterfinals of the
District 3-1A tournament
in Cottondale.
Sneads led 28-20 at half-
time, and then quickly
pushed the margin up to
15 early in the third quarter
before turning the game
into a route in the fourth.
Darius Williams scored
22 points to lead SHS,
with Jeremy Wert adding
14, Alfonso Brown 11, and
Dustin Pittman 10.
"I thought (PDL) played
real hard; we just wore
them down a little bit in the
second half," Sneads coach
Kelvin Johnson said after
the game. "Take nothing
from them. They played
hard. We just changed a
few things around (after
halftime) and got to scor-
ing a little bit faster, and
theyjust don't have enough
players to get up and down
the court for h long period
of time."


MARK SKINNtR/- LUKIUAN
Sneads' Darius Williams makes a jump shot against Ponce de Leon during the District 3-1A
tournament in Cottondale Tuesday night.


With the win, the Pirates
move on to Friday's semi-
final round to take on the
Wewahitchka Gators, who
won their opening round
game over Altha 73-61.
Sneads split with Wewa
in the two regular season
meetings, losing 80-64


on the road. and winning
82-77 in overtime at home.
"We'll have to play well
to win. We can't have a
bad game and beat them,"
Johnson said of Friday's
matchup. "It's a good thing
it's on a neutral court and
not in Wewa, but they've


got a good team. They have
six very good players, but
we've been playing pretty
well here lately, so I like my
chances."
The game will tip off at
6 p.m., followed by the
Cottondale vs. Graceville
semifinal.


Marianna Middle School Softball


Lady Bullpups start season on the right foot


BY SHELIA MADER
Floridan Correspondent

The Marianna Middle School Lady
Bullpups started their season on
the road with a 20-0 thrashing of
the Florida High Lady Seminoles on
Tuesday.
Veteran pitcher Sydnee Goodson
got the starting nod on the mound
for the Lady Bullpups and had no
problem retiring the first three


batters in order.
Chloe Temples took the circle in
the second inning and overcame
an error which had allowed the
first batter to advance to third. She
struck out the side to end the score-
less inning.
Kaleigh Bruner closed out the
shortened game on the mercy rule in
the third inning with three strikeouts
and no runners reaching a base.
Offensively, the Lady Bullpups


took advantage of walks and hit bat-
ters, with eight scattered hits. Valerie
Sims led Marianna Middle School
going 3-for-3 with a double and
two singles, while Aisley Patterson-
Rhodes had a, homerun. Goodson,
Bruner, Madyson Hendrix, and Alys-
sa Cowart all had hits for the Lady
Bullpups.
Marianna Middle School will open
their home season Thursday eve-
ning at 4 p.m.


Hornets
From Page 8
hard. They had that look
in their eyes and they were
ready. I was proud of the
effort and the focus level.
Everybody was in-tune
and they played like it. I
was very proud of them."
Cottondale led 12-10
through one quarter and
extended the lead to 29-23
at the half.
The margin was nine at
43-34 going into the fourth
period, and despite five
missed free throws down
the stretch, the Hornets
were able to fend out the
Yellowjackets and came
away with the win.
Blount and Roulhac did
the majority of the scoring
for CHS, but Obert said it
was a team effort.
"(Roulhac and Blount)


got us going and hit some
shots, but everybody did
their job," he said. "(Norris
Calhoun) did a good job
defensively on Austin
Brown, who had 29 on us
last time we played them,
but (Calhoun) held him
to two tonight. I thought
Eli (Jackson) did a real
good job too. He was
able to finish around the
bucket and did a good
job on defense and on the
boards. Sheldon (Vann)
and (Jacquez Walker) did a
good job of playing defense
and hitting the boards. We
didn't give up as many
second-chance points (as
in the last game) and that
was a big difference."
Up next are the top-
seeded Tigers, who split
with the Hornets during
the regular season, with
each team winning at
home.


MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
Jerodd Blount tries for two points Tuesday night during
Cottondale's district tournament matchup against Vernon.


R contested coast-to-coast minutes to play. NecoleSterling's 13 points 25.9 percent overall for the but shot 37.9 percent from
R Oll layup to make it 51-39. Rayven Brooks led the led GulfCoast, with Tamara game, making only 2-of-14 the floor and made 6-of-13
Lashonda Littleton Lady Indians with l7 points Taylor scoring 11 but on from the three-point line, three-pointers.
From Page 8 added two free throws, and 12 rebounds, while just 2-of-18 shooting, and turning the ball over 29 TheLadyIndianswillnext
Crawford put Chipola back and Treyvonna Brooks' Givens added 14 points The Lady Commodores times, including 19. times play host to Tallahassee on
up) 10, and Jade Givens short baseline jumper put and four assists, and Little- had an awful time on of- in the first half. Chipola Saturday at 5:30 p.m. for
soon followed with an un- Chipola up 55-39 with four ton scored 14. fense all night, shooting had 20 turnovers of its own, the school's Homecoming.


*Inds Chipola with four games to play the game back into single digits first 20-point edge at 61-41 early Thomas finished the game
I l dI S for the crucial runner-up spot in when a basket by Leonard Smith in the second half. with 11 points, while Cinmeon
the conference. Jr. made it 22-13, but the Indi- A three by Chad Frazier got Bowers added 12, and Morris
From Page 8 Tuesday's game was a blowout ans used a 10-0 run to open up a the Commodores back to within and Earl Watson had nine points
while Gulf Coast dropped to 19-6 from the opening tip, with the 19-point lead, with a four-point 15 at 64-49, but the Indians re- each.
and 4-4 in league play. Indians opening the game with a play by Demone Harrison put- sponded with 16 straight points Frazier scored 25 points to
The Indians moved to within barrage of three-pointers to take ting Chipola up 39-20 with 5:20 to blow the game wide open. lead the way for Gulf Coast, with
a game of first-place Northwest a 16-2 lead, with Graham, Car- to half. Pinkins scored seven points Smith 'Jr. and Jose Rodrigues
Florida State (7-2) and kept los Morris, and Chris Thomas all The lead was 47-31 at the break, during the run and Thomas scoring 11 each.
themselves in the hunt for a registering triples in the first four and a Demetrious Floyd triple capped it with a steal and two to The Indians will be back at
Panhandle title, while the Com- minutes of action. followed by a steal and dunk by make it 80-49 with 10:53 left to home Saturday night for Home-
modores fell two games back of Gulf Coast fought back to get Graham gave the Indians their play. coming against Tallahassee.

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Tigers
From Page 7
picking up three saves,
while Elligson showed
promise as an eighth grad-
er, striking out 30 batters
in 25 innings and holding
opponents to a.229 batting
average in six starts.'
But it's the 6-foot-3
hard-throwing left-hand-
er Padgett that puts the
most fear in Graceville op-
ponents and with good
reason after a perfect 8-0
season as a freshman that
included 85 strikeouts to
just 33 walks in 45 2/3 in-
nings with a 1.69 ERA.
Hardy said that Padgett
gives the Tigers what all
baseball coaches want
when they're starting a
team: a true No. 1 pitcher.
"He's obviously our best
pitcher and the best pitch-
er and the county and the
district in my opinion," the
coach said. "He had a great
year last year. We just need
him to keep doing what
he's doing. He didn't lose a
ballgame last year, even on
some off days.
_ "He's just a natural pitch-


er. A lot of high school kids
because they have good
arms and they're just able
to do it. But he's a natural
pitcher. He's tall and he
throws hard and he has
good stuff." .
While Padgett and much
of the Tigers' pitching staff
is a known quantity, there
are currently more ques-
tions than answers for
Graceville's lineup. With
five starters gone, several
spots are still up for grabs
- including second base,
third base, and all three
outfield positions and
the offensive production of
Cassady, Miller, and Forsyth
will need to be replaced.
As of yet, Hardy said there
isn't a great deal of experi-
ence waiting in the wings
to fill in for those guys.
"We're young as far as
experience goes. We've
got four key guys coming
back, but with the other
guys there's not much ex-
perience there. Even our
backups are young," he
said. "Most of our starters
are going to be underclass-
men, so it's going to be a
challenge getting them to
play at a higher level than


they're used to. You can
teach them a lot of situa-
tions in practice, but until
they see that situation in a
real game, it's hard to pre-
pare them for what's going
to happen. Experience is
the best teacher."
Jenkins returns as the
team's lead-off hitter af-
ter a productive 2012 that
saw him bat .365 with nine
doubles and three triples,
but no other returning Ti-
gers player batted .300 last
season.
Padgett came closest at
.293, and both he, Brogdon,
and Elligson will need to
step up their production at
the plate if Graceville is to
provide some run support
for its pitching staff.
"We're going to have to
hit the ball," Hardy said.
"We lost three pretty good
hitters and we'll be filling
in with some unproven
people. It will be a patient
learning curve for those
guys. Brogdon and Denny
will have to step up, Padgett
has to step up, and so do
David Pippin and Brandon
Pippin. All of those guys
have to hit."
Defensively, Jenkins pro-


vides stability at shortstop
after committing just three
errors last season and post-
ing a .952 fielding percent-
age, and Brogdon will re-
turn as the team's starting
catcher; but the Tigers are
still trying to find defini-
tive answers at most other
positions.
"I think we'll be alright
defensively. We've got play-
ers that can do it," Hardy
said. "I've seen each one of
them plays the plays they
need to make; it's just mak-
ing sure they're in the right
spots at the right time. We'll
move guys around and put
them in different positions
the first few weeks to see.
who can do what."
As far as the district goes,
Hardy said he still sees de-
fending champion Sneads
as the preseason favorite,
though he believes his club
has the ability to make a
run at it as well if every-
thing falls in place and his
inexperienced players grow
up quickly.
"It just really depends
on how we come together.
We could be middle of the
pack or top of the pack de-
pending on how the offense


comes together," he said.
"If we hit and play defense,
I don't see why we can't be a
top team in the district. We
have the potential to win
it, but everything needs to
come together. That's part
of the challenge as a team
is getting everyone to play
together.


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what we've got here pitch-
ing-wise. There are no se-
crets there. I think it will
come down to whether we
hit the ball and play sound
defense."
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first regular season game
Feb. 12 in Chipley.


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backer 60 Unable to
19 Minnesota decide
bird 61 Conical
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Dear Annie: I'm a teenager, and my
friend told me he's having suicidal
thoughts. His dad is really hard on him,
and I suspect he's verbally abusive, too.
He made me promise never to tell
anyone and said he wouldn't actually go
through with these thoughts. But I don't
know what to do. Would it ruin him if I
told someone? And who would I tell? I
don't want to make his home life even
worse, and he might deny it if I mention
it. Please help me. Scared to Death
Dear Scared: One should always take
threats of suicide seriously. Your friend
confided in you because he needed to
talk about it, and you can encourage him
to discuss his feelings. Your compassion
and support may help him resolve some
issues and realize that whatever situation
he is in doesn't have to be permanent.
If you believe he is showing signs of fol-
lowing through (getting prepared, giving
things away), please talk to your parents,
school counselor, a sympathetic teacher,
your minister or any responsible adult,
and urge your friend to seek professional
help through the National Suicide Pre-
vention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

Dear Annie: I am a grandmother in my
60s. I was excited to learn about Face-


Bridge
When you are the declar-
er, sometimes your oppo-
nents will defend well and
make your life difficult.
More often, though, they
will not find the best plays,
making your task easier.
Take today's deal as an
example. South is in four
hearts. After West leads
the spade king, what is the
best defense? If East and
West find that sequence
of plays, what is declarer's
correct line mathemati-
cally? Three no-trump is
easy here, but if South had
rebid that, North, with four
trumps and a low double-
ton, would have correct-
ed to four hearts. Under
West's spade king, East
encourages with his nine.


book and started conversing with friends
and relatives. I love seeing all of their
pictures and videos and reading their
statuses and comments. I always make
comments and give compliments on
their pictures, etc.
But is it wrong for me to be hurt and
resentful when some completely ignores
me in return? It is usually the relatives
who do this. It bothers me when I see
that they comment to other friends but
act like I don't exist.
I believe you can find out a lot about
people by friending them on Facebook.
You find out who is really interested in
you. What should I do? Hurt in Virginia
Dear Hurt: Please don't mistake Face-
book for genuine friendship and a true
relationship. It is simply a convenient
way to keep track of others' activities
and life events and let them know about
yours. Some people are considerate and
responsive (like you), and others are less
so. Your relatives, in particular, might
think their relationship with you is cov-
ered outside of Facebook and therefore
doesn't require the same degree of atten-
tiveness online. It's OK to ask when you
see them in person, but we urge you not
to take this too seriously. We don't believe
it is anyone's intent to hurt your feelings.


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South West North East
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Now West should cash his
spade queen, then lead
a third spade (preferably
the 10 as a suit-preference
signal for diamonds, the
higher-ranking of the other
two side suits) to East's ace.
Then East should shift to
the diamond four. South
has two lines of play. He
can take the diamond fi-


nesse a straight 50-50
shot. Or he can win with
his diamond ace and run
all of his trumps, discard-
ing a diamond from the
dummy. He gets home if
clubs are 3-3 a 35.53 per-
cent chance or if a de-
fender has four-plus clubs
and the diamond king. (He
will be squeezed by the last
heart.) Even allowing for
the squeeze chance, math-
ematically the diamond
finesse is the better line
- and fails here.
However, if West wins the
third spade trick and exits
with a trump, declarer can
cash his trumps, pitching a
diamond from the dummy,
then check to see if clubs
are 3-3. If they are not,
South has the diamond fi-
nesse as a last resort.


Horoscope
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Even though you're
usually outgoing and
friendly, today you could
be a bit withdrawn. Come
out of the shadows.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -View your expec-
tations realistically but
hopefully because making
them realities is within the
realm of possibility.
ARIES (March 21-April
19) The possibility of
you being an excellent
achiever is better than
usual. Take on something
especially important.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) A painful lesson you
learned the hard way will
be put to the test. You'll
avoid making that mistake
again.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Financial and commer-
cial involvements are your
strong suits. You'll not only
recognize a good deal,
you'll know how to make
the most of it.
CANCER (June 21-July
22) -The most beneficial
involvement you could
enter would be some kind
of partnership. If each
party does his or her best,
advantages will be mutual.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Something you've been
trying to accomplish that
hasn't worked out can
finally be wrapped up if
you take a methodical ap-
proach, one step at a time.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Don't be reluctant to
take charge of things when
you get the chance. You'll
be better calling the shots.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
It behooves you not to
waste any time focusing
on frivolous pursuits. Ad-
dress serious problems.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) Don't beat around
the bush when there is a
serious issue you need to
iron out. Get down to ba-
sics as quickly as you can.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-
Dec. 21) -The possibility
of personal gain looks ex-
ceptionally good, even if it
won't be earth-shattering..
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Because there is
something difficult that
has to be taken care of,
you'll be the one called
upon to get it done. An-
swer the call with alacrity
and zest.


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Bank Repos, Sheriff Depts, City and
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Cemetery Plots: (2) Pinecrest Memory Gardens
2 outer burial containers, 24x12 bronze plaque,
and vase included. $3,500. Call 772-224-9098 or
850-322-0155
Garden of Memory Cemetery Chapel of
Memories, companion Mausoleum, crypt
B65-66 w/ two 0/C & two plaques I have the
quit deed Asking $2385. for property. Contact
Mark E. Holton major U.S. Army retired
pedLcare@hotmail.com for more information.


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I teach private piano and organ lessons in my
home in the Highlands. 30 years experience
teaching private lessons and in schools.
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Coin Collections Wanted!! Paying Top
Dollar $$$$ Call Mathew 985-516-0379


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Camcorder, Sony, digital $300. 850-482-7665
Camera: Olympus SP600 $149 850-482-7665
Free Dog to good home Young, large male
Lemon Walker Hound in Marianna 850-209-8500
Free Rescued Dogs to GOOD homes ONLY.
Many breeds, S/W, Call 334-791-7312!
Hide-A-Bed $30.850-592-2881


FIREWOOD (all split oak)
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Priced According to Load Size.
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Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
Diamonds, Guns, And Tools
West Main Jewelry & Loan 334-671-1440.

Bowflex Extreme 2 great condition with ac-
cessories. Must sell. $300, 850-573-4700




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CKC Reg. Golden Retriever 2-M, 4-F, 8 wks
old, S/W, Parents on site $350.
Call 334-648-1287 or 334-791-9831.
Golden Retriever puppies: AKC registered. Born
1/10/13. First shots. Taking deposits. Serious
inquiries only! 334-343-5438.
LOST: dog small blonde Shih-Tzu, no collar,
blind in 1 eye Decatur St. & Spring.
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579-2263
Organ -Console, Hammond, $500, 850-693-0521
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Stove Whirlpool, Gas, $140, 850-594-5643
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Spyder 1979 Fiat 2000 Classic Italian Sports
GIBB MARIANNA VILLAGE Car,Restored, Asking $13,479, Serious inquiries
Now taking applications for people with only, 850-5?6-4394
disabilities & who have very low incomes. AUO FRSA
s I& 2 bedroom apartments. ..
1 & 2 bedroom apartments. $0 Down/ist Payment, Tax, Tag & Title
Wide doorways, lower counters, roll-in DO YU NED VEHICL GOT BAD CREDIT
showers. Accessible for wheelchairs &
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Push, Pull or Drag, Will Trade Anything!
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FL. Call 850-482-4663 BMW 2012 X5: X drive 3.5d. 11000 miles. All
V Rj3 wheel drive sports package twin turbo diesel,
30 mpg on road, double sunroof, all options,
rO .^ottUOY ^ I five passenger black with cinnamon interior.
Transferable warranty to 50k, & maintenance
AR;T UlNlIi ISHE= included. $55,000. Call 229-220-1537
Clinton St Furn room + kitchen, all utilities incl "-- --' Cadillac 2000 Deville like new
$395; other furn. rooms for $375 727-433-RENT o; ., c:nd. runs great red in color,
Snev Ires. 48K original miles
AP ART.E28mpg. 16399. 080
334-886.2199.
2BR/!/2A Apartment For RenT1t in

$4999.00 Call 334-714-
Orchard Pointe Apartments 2700.
Now accepting applications for 1 BR Apts.
Call or come by to pick up
application
4445 Orchard Pointe Dr.
Marlanna. Call 850-482-4259 g .Ford 2000 Mustang, New
M a ri a n n a C a ll 8 5 Z p a in t s h a r p c a r .
$5999.00. Call 334-714-
HOSE NFR -ISHED2700.
2BR 1BA House for rent, 3043 Noland St.
Safe neighborhood, $500/mo + dep.
850-482-8196/209-1301 Honda 2000 Accord,
2BR/1BA w/office in Grand Ridge, Rent to own, $4999.200 Call
very nice, $1000 down $650/mo. 850-997- 33 14 00
2464/850-274-9896
3/2 hardwood floors, CH&A
2940 Dogwood St close to Riverside school. Honda 2008 Accord EXL: 4 doors, 1 owner,
$875. mo. 718-6541 white, 75k miles, sliding moon roof, power driv-
er seat, 5 Disc CD changer, leather, keyless en-
3BR 2BA House in Dogwood Hts, W/D, pets try, power windows. $14,500. Call 334-493-7700
welcome, fenced yard, storage shed. $800 + I
dep 850-557-2198 ask for Marcus .. Hyundai 2004 Sonata:
Silver, very low miles,
64k miles highway, 4 door
SAustin Tyler & Associates sedan, V6 engine, clean
Quality Homes & Apartments title, good tires, immacu-
850- 526-3355 4 late interior, great gas mileage, one owner.
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business Retail $8,995. Selling $6,000. OBO. 646-456-2807
Very Nice 3/2 home, great Marianna location,
No Pets/Smokers, lawn, trash & water -Kia 2004 Optima EX, load-
included. more info 850-482-3233 .v. message ed, leather, sunroof, 4
cyl. auto, 96,000 miles,
M L:E M S OR I N clean, $5,000. Call 334-
S790-7959.
2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included. a- '-" Lincoln 1997 Towncar -
http://www.charloscountryliving.com. 125,000 mi., runs great, in-
m4 850-209-8847 4 terior & exterior clean,
rust free; good tires.
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cottondale. $2,450, 334-797-2422
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month
Roomate situation also available. -Mercedes Benz 1981 380 SL,
850-258-1594 Leave Message silver & blue convertible
I 9 with hard top, V8 engine,
2BR 1.SBA at Millpond $495 + dep. very nice, 75K low miles, garage kept,
water/sewer/lawn maintenance included, runs in exc. cond. must see to believe it,
.* access to pondlNopets 850-209-3970 $15,000. OBO 786-417-1355 or 334-538-7475.
2BR 1BA MH in Dellwood, water/sewer i Mercury 1999 Grand Mar-
induded on own lot, $350.+ $350. dep. quis GS, loaded, leather,
so 850-592-4625 .4= new tires, 106,000 miles,
like new, $4500. Call 334-
Marlanna 2/1 water,.sewer, deck, clean 790-7959.
No Pets. $400. mo. + dep 850-482-8333.
SNissan 2004 Aftima, Low
-\ l_ L ._Miles, NADA Retail:
$8950.00, $7999.00. Call
334-714-2700.

For Lease: 6,000 sq. ft. Daycare on 2.58 acres.
Licensed for 93 children. Room for expansion.
Call 850-718-6541.
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For Sale By Owner: 41 t
Briar Hills Drive, Dothan -
3 bedroom, 2 bath on 1 -
acre of land. 1300 square E l'
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 I
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- Bealitification of Your Home"
yard, $89,999. Call 850-658-4081. Carpentry/Painting Installations
.yard, $89,9. all0-68-Furniture Repair & Refinishing
"*.. Very well maintained General Repairs Insured
home. Includes 2 carports,
yard completely fenced
-.(privacy) and a shed.
Close to schools. Room for
a family to grow! Gall today for your personal B&B Professional Auto Detailing
viewing. 850-263-2755. Now offering mobile wash inside
S RECREATION Detailing now for the low price of $50.
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1 -"lm"6atckd e. 2All services performed on site.
Honda 2007 Foreman ATV ; 2-wheel & 4-wheel
Drive. Electric wench, 190 hours on it; $4800
Firm; 334-596-9966
_ _IFor General House or
Office Cleaning
14 ft. Alum. Boat, stick drive, 2 swivel seats, Call Debra
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Street, Marianna, Florida. A Workshop regard-
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following the meeting. Other matters may be
addressed as presented.
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tion to participate in this meeting should con-
tact the Administrator's assistant no later than
5 days prior to the meeting. The Administra-
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
U.S. Postal Service mail carrier Bruce Nicklay walks Wednesday
along East Third Street in Winona, Minn., making deliveries.


Goodbye,


mail? Cul
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON Satur-
day mail may soon go the
way of the Pony Express
and penny postcards.
The Postal Service said
Wednesday that it plans
to cut back to five-day-a-
week deliveries for every-
thing except packages to
stem its financial losses
in a world radically re-or-
dered by the Internet.
"Our financial condition
is urgent," declared Post-
master General Patrick R.
Donahoe. But Congress
has voted in the past to
bar the idea of eliminat-
ing Saturday delivery, and
his announcement im-
mediately drew protests
from some lawmakers. The
plan, which is to take effect
in August, also brought
vigorous objections from
farmers, the letter carriers'
union and others.
The Postal Service, which
suffered a $15.9 billion loss
in the past budget year,
said it expected to save $2
billion annually with the
Saturday cutback. Mail
such as letters and maga-
zines would be affected.
Delivery of packages of all
sizes would continue six
days a week.
The plan accentuates
one of the agency's strong
points: Package delivery
has increased by 14 per-
cent since 2010, officials
say, while the delivery of
letters and other mail has
plummeted. Email has


, Saturday


ts planned
decreased the mailing of
paper letters, but online
purchases have increased
package shipping, forcing
the Postal Service to adjust
to customers' new habits.
James Valentine, an an-
tiques shop owner in To-
ledo, wasn't too concerned
about the news.
"The mail isn't that im-
portalt to me anymore.
I don't sit around waiting
for it to come. It's a sign of
the times," he said, adding,
"It's not like anyone writes
letters anymore."
In fact, the Postal Service
has had to adapt to chang-
ing times ever since Benja-
min Franklin was appoint-.
ed the first postmaster
general by the Continental
Congress in 1775. The Pony
Express began in 1860,
six-day delivery started in
1863, and airmail became
the mode in 1918. Twice-a-
day delivery was cut to one
in 1950 to save money.
But change is not the big-
gest factor in the agency's
predicament. Congress is.
The majorityofthe service's
red ink comes from a 2006
law forcing it to pay about
$5.5 billion a year into fu-
ture retiree health ben-
efits, something no other
agency does. Without that
payment $11.1 billion in
'a two-year installment last
year and related labor
expenses, the mail agency
sustained an operating
loss of $2.4 billion for the
past fiscal year, lower than
the previous year.


Fans vote to add cat, toss iron
Fans vote to add cat, toss iron


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The newest
Monopoly
token, a cat,
rests on a
Boardwalk
deed next to
other tokens
still in use in
the game.


The Associated Press

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -The
Scottie dlog has a new
nemesis in Monopoly af-
ter fans voted in an online
contest to add a cat token
to the property trading
game, replacing the iron,
toy maker Hasbro Inc. an-
nounced Wednesday.
The results were an-
nounced after the shoe,
wheelbarrow and iron
were neck and neck for
elimination in the fi-
nal hours of voting that
sparked passionate efforts
by fans to save their favor-
ite tokens, and by busi-
nesses eager to capitalize
on the publicity.
The Facebook vote
closed just before mid-
night Tuesday, marking
the first time that fans
have had a say on which
of the eight tokens to
add and which one to
toss. The pieces iden-
tify the players and have
changed quite a lot since
Parker Brothers bought
the game from its original
designer in 1935.
Rhode Island-based
Hasbro announced the
new piece Wednesday
morning.
The cat beat out the ro-
bot, diamond ring, heli-
copter and guitar, getting
31 percent of votes for
new tokens.
"I think there were a
lot of cat lovers in the
world that reached out
and voted," said Jona-


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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
its website that there were
more than 86 million, cats
living in U.S. homes, with
33 percent of households
owning at least one feline
inAugust2011.Worldwide,
there were an estimated
272 million cats in 194
countries in June 2008, ac-
cording to London-based
World Society for the Pro-
tection of Animals.
The online contest to
change the tokens was
sparked by chatter on


Facebook, where Mo-
nopoly has more than 10
million fans. The initiative
was intended to ensure
that a game created nearly
eight decades ago remains
relevant and engaging
today.
"Tokens are always a
key part of the Monopoly
game ... and our fans are
very passionate about
their tokens," Berkowitz
said.
The tokens originated
when the niece of game
creator Charles Darrow
suggested using brace-
let charms. The game is
based on the streets of
Atlantic City, N.J., and has
sold more than 275 mil-
lion units worldwide.
The other tokens now
in use are a race car, shoe,
thimble, top hat, wheel-
barrow and battleship.


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Emergency Management:

Threat of severe weather


Jackson County
Emergency Management
Agency issued the
following weather alert on
Wednesday:
A low pressure system is
expected to pass very near
our area as it develops
today.
The system is expected
to move from near coastal
Louisiana to southwest
Georgia during the day.
This may allow the warm
front to penetrate far
enough inland for some
instability to develop in
advance of a cold front
- and some thunder-


storms across the area.
There is potential for
isolated, severe storms
today, particularly from
1 to 9 p.m. in the Florida
Panhandle from Tallahas-
see and points to the west,
as well as Gulf waters.
There is still
considerable uncertainty
regarding how much
instability will develop, so
stay tuned for updates to
the forecast. More cloud
cover and rain showers
earlier in the day would
limit instability and
thunderstorm intensity.
Staff report


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than Berkowitz, vice presi-
dent for Hasbro gaming
marketing.
The Scottie Dog was the
most popular of the clas-
sic tokens and received
29 percent of the vote, the
company said. The iron
got the fewest votes and
was kicked to the curb.
The results were not en-
tirely surprising to animal
lovers.
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