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Victims of Wednesday's house fire in Marianna are shown in these undated photos provided by the Pete family. From left are Ruth Elise Pete;
Cynthia Pete (left) and Gertrude Pete; and Sarah Johnson.



FOUR PERISH IN




NEW YEAR'S DAY FIRE


Chief calls Jackson

Street fire worst

he's seen in 20 years
BYANGIECOOK
acook@jcfloridan.com
The call came in just before 8 a.m. on New
Year's Day, but when the Marianna fire de-
partment arrived at 4472 Jackson. St. two
minutes later, the blaze was already in an
advanced stage.
Marianna Fire Chief Nicky
Lovett, reached by phone
Thursday, said firefighters
started with an offensive ap-
proach to fighting the fire, but
the older, wood-frame struc-
Loveft ture allowed the intensity to
escalate quickly, requiring a,
switch to defensive mode for those battling
the blaze.
An investigator with the Marianna Police
Department said that when he arrived on
scene Wednesday morning, shortly after the
fire department, the dwelling was fully en-
gulfed in flames. Standing in the yard were
nine people three adults and six children
- who made it out of the fire, but still inside
See FIRE, Page 6A


ANGIE COOK/FLORIDAN
Brenda Pete (left) and husband, Rodell PetO, remember loved ones who died in a New
Year's Day house fire, during an interview. Thursday in Marianna. Rodell Pete lost
his mother, Gertrude Pete; his maternal grandmother, Sarah Johnson; his paternal
grandmother, Ruth Elise Pete; and his younger sister, Cynthia Pete.

Family grieves loss


of four beloved women
Gathers strength to help children who will depend on them


BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
dbuckhalter@jcfloridan.com

The fire that claimed the lives
of four Marianna women on New
Year's Day has left surviving family
members in a state of numbing
grief, but they know must somehow


shake themselves awake; they not
only have the four to mourn, they
have the four to bury And six chil-
dren to feed and clothe. Except for
the nightclothes they were wearing,
the fire destroyedall the youngsters'
See FAMILY, Page 6A


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ANGIE COOK/FLORIDAN


This Jackson Street home was the scene of a tragic fire on New Year's Day in Marianna.


FATAL WRECK ON INTERSTATE 10
Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that at least
one person died in a Thursday wreck involving
three vehicles on Interstate 10 less than a mile
west of the mile-146 marker in Jackson County.
Several people with injuries were taken to area
medical facilities, including Jackson Hospital
and Tallahassee Memorial. The fatal crashes
represented, in this picture occurred in the P.
westbound lanes of 1-10, with westbound traffic -
backed up at times past the Grand Ridge mile-152
marker as law enforcement and emergency workers ."
dealt with the situation. No further details were
immediately available. A few hours later, officials
received two additional crashes on 1-10, thos ..........
occurring near the mile-156 marker. No detail sof0
those incidents were immediately available. "
DEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN


DEBORAH BUCKHALTER/FLORIDAN
Yajaira Tull holds her daughter,
Niayomi Ellisabel Tull, who was the
first baby of the new year in Jackson
County. The little one will soon join
Dad and three brothers at home.

First baby


of 2014


checks in
BY DEBORAH BUCKHALTER
dbuckhalter@jcfloridan.com
J ackson County's newest
young resident was born at
1:47 a.m. Thursday. The first
aby of the new year comes into
the world with a big challenge;
the little girl must make herself
a place in a household of three
big brothers.
Based on the short little fuss
she made when her morning
nap was disturbed by a nurse
around 9:30 that same morning,
Niayoiii Ellisabel Tull has the
lung power to make her voice
heard. Weighing in at 7 pounds,
9 ounces, and 19 inches long,
the baby was doing well after a
three-hour labor that mom Yaja-
ira Tull went through to get her
daughter here.
With her trio of brothers all
showering her with love and
attention, her mother says, she
might not have a hard time fit-
ting in after all. The Tull boys are
Nayo, 8; Najel, 6; and 1.5-year-
old Noah.
Their dad, William Tull-Ro-
driguez, had been watching
over the boys in the early part
of his wife's labor, but arrived
at the hospital just in time to
participate in the delivery. He
cut the umbilical cord, as he has
traditionally done for each of
the couple's children.
As the first baby of the new
year, Niayomi Will go home with
a package of gifts from Jackson
Hospital; including a silver baby
spoon, formula, some diapers,
wipes, and a shirt and socks set.
The baby's going-home outfit
will be carefully tucked away
once she grows out of it, just as
her brothers' have been, until
she's old enough to appreciate
its special place in her mother's
heart. Yajaira Tull figures that
might be sometime after the
children's college years. The
outfit will go in a bag with some
other precious birth-day me-
mentos, like her tiny hospital ID
bands and other items.
Yajaira Tull said that, after
three boys, she'd given up her
long-held hope ofhaving a
daughter and decided her fam-
ily was complete last year. In
fact, she had scheduled tube-ty-
ing surgery, but missed a period
before her appointment. She
did a home pregnancy test, just
to be sure she wasn't going to
have a baby. The results were
See BABY, Page 5A


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FLOuRIDAN
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Community Calendar


FRIDAY, JAN. 3
Chipola returning students
-8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Chipola College
registration for Spring Terms A & B:
For information, call 718-2211 or visit
www.chipola.edu.
Hooks and Needles -10 a.m. at
the Ja6kson County Public Library,
Marianna Branch. New and expe-
rienced hand ccafters welcome to
create, share, learn or teach favorite
projects. Call 482-9631.
) Chess Club 6-8 p.m. First United
Methodist Church on Clinton St.
in Marianna. Sponsored by Mari-
anna Optimist Club for students for
students 8-18 years of age in Jackson
County. All students and their parents
are welcome. Players of all skill levels
including beginners are welcome. Call
693-0473. ,
) Celebrate Recovery 7 p.m. at
.Evangel Worship Center, 2645 Pebble
Hill Road in Marianna. Adult and
teen meetings to "overcome hurts,
habits ancfhang-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, JAN. 4
Alcoholics Anonymous Open
Meeting 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the
AA room of First United Method-
ist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in
'Marianna.

SUNDAY, JAN. 5
Jewels of Light Tour 2:30 p.m.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4362
Lafayette St. Marianna. Free and open
to public. Call 209-4066.
Alcoholics Anonymous Closed
Discussion 6:30 p.m. in AA room of
First United Methodist Church, 2.901
Caledonia St. in Marianna. Atten-
dance limited to persons with a desire


to stop drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
-8 p.m. in the board room of Camp-
bellton-Graceville Hospital, 5429
College Drive, in Graceville.

MONDAY, JAN. 6
Chipola new and returning
student 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Chipola
College registration for new and
returning students for Spring A & B'.
For information, call 718-2211 or visit
www.chipola.edu.
) Employability Workshop 2:30
p.m. Marianna One Stop Career
Center. "Coping with Unemployment"
is the workshop. It is free and open to
the public. The'workshop is facilitated
by a Certified Motivational Career
Coach. Visit employflorida.com to reg-
ister for these informative workshops.
Spring musical theatre auditions
-5 p.m. at Chipola Center for the
Arts for Von Trap children and 6:30 for
adults and others. Contact Charles
Sirmon 718-2227 or sirmonc@chippla.
edu.
) Jackson County Quilters Guild
Meeting 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ascen-.
sion Lutheran Church, 3975 U.S. 90
West, Marianna. Business meetings
are fourth Mondays; other Mondays
are for projects, lessons and help. All
quilters welcome. Call 209-7638.
Woodmen of the World Lodge
65 monthly meeting 6 p.m. at
the Oaks Restaurant in Marianna.
Installation of officers will be held.
All'members encouraged to come
and bring a friend. $5 copay per
member. For more information, call
482-5255.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open
Meeting 8-9 p.m. in the AA room of
First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St., Marianna.

TUESDAY, JAN. 7,
Late registration 8 a.m. until 6
p.m. Chipola College Spring classes


begin for Terms A &B. For information,
call 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu.
Optimist Club of Jackson County
Meeting Noon at Jim's Buffet &
Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna.
) Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson
County Senior Citizens, 2931 Optimist
Drive in Marianna. Call 482-5028.
Employability Workshop 2:30
p.m. Marianna One Stop Career
Center. "Top 10 J6b Search Tips" is
the workshop. It is free and open to
the public. The workshop is facilitated
by a Certified Motivational Career
Coach. Visit employflorida.com to reg-
ister for these informative workshops.
Marianna City Commission Meet-
ing -6 p.m. in City Hall, 2898 Green
St., Marianna. Public welcome. Call
718-1001.
Writing Center Meeting 6 p.m.
at the Jackson County Public Library,
2929 Green St., Marianna. Local
Author and Historian, Dale Cox, will
address the group. Call 482-9631.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed
Meeting 8-9 p.m. in theAA room of
First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St. in Marianna. Closed
discussion with 12 & 12 study. Every-
one with a desire to stop drinking is
welcome.
) St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. St. Anne's Catholic Church, 3009
5th St., Marianna. Call 482-3734.

WEDNESDAY, JAN: 8
AARP tax aide training session
-9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Jackson County
Agricultural Building, Penn Ave.,
Marianna in the conference room.
Learn hands-on training for electronic
preparation and filing of tax returns
free. If interested in volunteering call
718-7919.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open
Meeting'- Noon to 1 p.m. in the
AA room of First United Method-
ist Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in
Marianna.


THURSDAY, JAN. 9
Forest Certification 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Jackson County
Extension Office, Marianna. Cost $15
which includes materials, lunch and
breaks. SAF Continuing Forest Educa-
tion credits approved for this work-
shop: 3.5 hours Category 3.5 hours
Category 1-CF. Call 352-219-8717.
Chipola Civic Club Meeting Noon
at The Oaks Restaurant, U.S. 90 in
Marianna.-The CCC's focus is the local
community, "Community, Children &
Character." Call 526-3142.
) St. Anne Thrift Store 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. St. Anne's Catholic Church,
3009 5th St., Marianna. Call 482-3734
) The William Dunaway Chapter,
Florida Society, Sons of the Ameri-
can Revolution meeting noon at
Jim's Buffet and Grill in Marianna for
annual officer installation meeting.
Program by Dale Cox, speaking on"
Daniel Boone in Florida." Anyone
interest in SAR welcome. For more
information, call 594-6664.
Employability Workshop 2:30
p.m. Marianna One Stop Career
Center. "Making Positive First Impres-
sions" is the workshop. It is free and
open to the~public. The workshop is
facilitated by a Certified Motivational
Career Coach. Visit employflorida.
com to register for these informative
workshops.'
) Jackson County Branch of the
NAACP monthly meeting 6 p.m.
St. James.
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed
discussion, 8-9 p.m., First United
Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia
St., Marianna, in the AA room. At-
tendance limited to persons with a
desire to stop drinking; papers will not
be signed.

FRIDAY, JAN. 10
ACT Registration deadline
- Chipola College for February test
date. For information, call 718-2211 or
visit www.chipola.edu.


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


Police Roundup


Marianna Police
Department
The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for Jan. 1, the latest
available report: One drunken
pedestrian, one abandoned ve-
hicle, two suspicious persons,
three physical disturbances,
two verbal disturbances, one
fire with police response, 10
traffic stops, three criminal
mischief complaints, one
trespass complaint, one follow-
up investigation, one assault,
one retail theft; five public
service calls and two patrol
requests.

Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county fire/rescue


reported ihe following inci-
dents for Jan. 1, the latest avail-
able report: One
armed and dan-
____ "-r gerous person,
,CBHIME one accident,
^ I- one dead per-
son, one hospice
death, one missing adult, one
suspicious vehicle, one suspi-
cious incident, five suspicious
persons, one highway obstruc-
tion, two burglary attempts,
two physical disturbances, five
verbal disturbances, two resi-
dential fires, 24 medical calls,
two traffic crashes, one burglar
alarm, one report of shooting in
the area, four traffic stops, one
criminal mischief complaint,
four civil disputes, two follow-
up investigations, one suicide
attempt or threat, one noise
disturbance, one sex offense, 14
property checks, three assists


of motorists or pedestrians,
one retail theft, two assists of
other agencies, one retail theft,
two assists of other agencies,
one public service call, two 911
hang-ups, three welfare checks,
one general transport, one
Baker Act transport, one threat/
harassment complaint and one
violation of injunction.

Jackson County
Correctional Facility
The following people were
booked into the county jail
during the latest reporting
periods:
) Richard Mercado, 58, no ad-
dress provided, hold for Miami-
Dade County.
) Michelle Williams, 26,700
Anderson Road, Bonifay, failure
to appear (aggravated assault
on a law enforcement offi-


cer, aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon, resisting officer
with violence two counts).
) Travis Holden, 38, 4193 Rose-
wood Drive, Marianna, battery-
domestic violence, resisting
officer without violence.
) Jason Baker, 35, 2927 Han-
nah St., Marianna, hold for
Holmes County.
)) Gregory Cannady, 29, 6115
Highway 2, Bascom, battery-
domestic violence.
) James Santiago, 27, 6375
Blue Springs Road, Greenwood,
driving under the influence.
Dewight Holland, 35, 2321
Topaz Road, Cottondale, tres-
passing after warning.
Jail Population: 198

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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FRIDAY, JAN. 3
D 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,
573-1131.
) Appreciation Service for Over-
seer, Senior Bishop and Pastor E.T.
Mike and Minister Lottie Mike 7
p.m. Foundation Temple Apostolic
Faith Church, Inc., Cottondale. Guest
speaker: Pastor Darnell Brown.
Special guest: will be Gospel J
ubilives. For more information call
557-8828.
) Pulse 6-9 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.

SATURDAY, JAN. 4


) Free clothing giveaway -9a.m.
to noon at Mother Agnes' Closet, 2856
Orange St. in Marianna.
) Gospel Sing 6 p.m. Smithville
Missionary Church, 160 W. Smithville
Road, Dothan, Ala. All groups and
choirs welcome. All benefits goes to
the building fund. For more informa-
tion call 334-405-3064.

SUNDAY, JAN. 5
Gospel sing 6 p.m. Cypress
Community Church. Featured singers
will be Thje Drummond Family. Every-
one Welcome.
Monthly Empowerment Service
-6 p.m. at New Beginning Outreach
Ministries, Inc. in Jacob City. Elder Carl
Sorey will be the speaker of the hour.
Contact the Rev. Marvin Henderson
at newbpraise@yahoo.com for more
information,

TUESDAY, JAN. 7
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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 9


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

FRIDAY, JAN. 10
Youth Activity Night 6 p.m. at
Marianna Church of God. Ages: 12-19.
Call 482-6264.
Ugandan Thunder appearing
6 p.m. St. Luke Missionary Baptist
Church, Marianna. Call 526-4070 for
more information.
D 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,
573-1131.

SATURDAY, JAN.11
Free clothing giveaway -9 a.m.
to noon at Mother Agnes' Closet, 2856
Orange St. in Marianna.

TUESDAY, JAN. 14
D 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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 16
Free clothing giveaway-9 a.m.
to noon at Mother Agnes' Closet, 2856
Orange St. in Marianna.

FRIDAY, JAN. 17
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, testimo-
nies and fellowship. Dinner: 6 p.m. Child
care available. Call 209-7856,573-1131.

SATURDAY, JAN.18
Free clothing giveaway 9'a.m.
to noon at Mother Agnes' Closet, 2856
Orange St. in Marianna.

SUNDAY, JAN. 19
Pastor's 13th Anniversary -11
a.m. Evergreen Missionary Baptist
Church honoring Rev. Wallace Godwin.
The morning service will be con-
ducted by Pastor Thomas Forward. The


afternoon services will begin at 2:30
with Pastor Nelson Wilson in charge.
Everyone invited.
) January Bible Study Kickoff
Chili Supper 5 p.m. Bethlehem
Baptist Church, Kynesville. Everyone
is invited. For more information, call
579-9940.

MONDAY, JAN.20
Bible Study Jan. 7-8:30 p.m.
Bethlehem Baptist Church in Kynesville.
Classes for all ages including nursery
to adult. Light refreshments will be
provided. Everyone welcome. For more
information, call 579-9940.

TUESDAY, JAN. 21
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.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22
Bible Study 7-8:30 p.m. Beth-
lehem Baptist Church in Kynesville.
Classes for all ages including nursery
to adult. Light refreshments will be
provided. Everyone welcome. For more
information, call 579-9940.,


Ugandan Thunder to


appear at local church


American audiences
will thrill to the music
and dancing of Ugandan
Thunder, a nationally ac-
claimed choir consist-
ing of 22 multi-talented
children.
The choir members range
in age from.8 to 16 and are
from the Royal School and
Orphanage and the Morn-
ing Star School and Or-
phanage in Uganda, East
Arica.
The Royal School is
ranked among the top
ten schools in all of
Uganda.
Ugandan Thunder will
sing some of your favorite
songs both in African and
American styles. The con-
cert is packed with high
energy music, dancing,
and interaction with the
audience. There will be
something for every mem-
ber of the family


Although these children
come from one of the
poorest countries on the
planet, you will be amazed
at the genuine joy and
peace expressed in their
young lives. This is not just
another concert; this could
be life-changing!
Ugandan Thunder will
be appearing at St. Luke
Missionary Baptist church
on Friday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m.
For additional -in-
formation call Pas-
tor Riley Henderson
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Pope stresses, strength, courage in new year


The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis,
laying out his hopes Wednesday for
the just-begun year, urged people
to work for a world where everyone
accepts each other's differences and
where enemies recognize that they
are brothers.
"We are all children of one heav-
enly father. We belong to the same
human family and we share a com-
mon destiny," Francis said, speaking
from his studio window overlooking
St. Peter's Square, jammed with tens
of thousands of faithful, tourists and
Romans.
"This brings a responsibility for
each to work so that the world be-
comes a community of brothers who
respect each other, accept each oth-
er in one's diversity, and take care of.
one another," the pope said.
Setting aside his prepared text for
a moment, he expressed impatience
with violence in the world. "What is
happening in theheart of man?What
is happening in the heart of humani-
ty?" Francis asked. "It's time to stop."
He told the crowd this reflection


was inspired by a letter he received
from a man "maybe one of you"
who lamented that
there are "so many
tragedies and wars in
the world."
"I, too, believe that
it will be good for us
to stop ourselves in.
Pope Francis this path of violence
and search for peace,"
Francis said.
In his remarks to the often-ap-
plauding crowd, he also expressed
hope that "the gospel of brother-
hood speak to every conscience and
knock down the walls that impede
enemies from recognizing that they
are brothers."
Earlier, during his homily at
New Year's Mass in St. Peter's Ba-
silica, Francis spoke of humani-
ty's journey in the year unfolding
and invoked what he said were
"words of blessing," explaining
that they are "strength, courage and
hope."
"N6t an illusory hope," he added,
"based on frail human promises, or a
naive hope which presumes that the


future will be better simply because
it is the future."
In his first year as pope, Francis
has charted a path for what he calls
a "poor" church attentive to the
needy.
While offering new year's wishes
to the crowd in. the square, Francis
pressed his campaign on behalf of
the downtrodden.
"We are also called to see the vio-
lence and injustices present in so
many parts of the world, and which
cannot leave us indifferent and im-
mobile," Francis said. "There is the
need for the commitment of all to
build a society that is truly more just
and united."
Hearing "the cry of peace from
peoples who are oppressed by war
and by violence," Francis prayed
that "the courage of dialogue and
reconciliation prevail over the
temptation for vendetta, arrogance,
corruption."
The Catholic church dedicates Jan.
1 to the promotion of world peace,
and St. Peter's Square, just as the pope
appeared, marked the end of a peace
march by thousands of people.


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Your Guide To Local Houses Of Worship


ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Alford First Assembly of God
1782 Tennessee St P.O. Box 228
Afford, FL 32420
Bascom Assembly of God
5516 Hummingbird Rd
Bascom, FL 32423 272-7775
Shugroad@embargmaii.com
Cypress Grove Assembly of God
3250 Cypress Grove Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4451
cppressgrovechurch.org
Cords Of Love Assembly Of God
2060 Bethelehem Rd 4
Cottondale, FL 32431 272-0254
Eastslde Assembly of God Church
4723 Hatton St Marianna, FL
lop4664@yahoo.com 526-2422
El Bethel Assembly of God
2503 El Bethel Church Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 593-6044
First Assembly of God
5565 Brown St
Graceville, FL 32440 263-3351
First Assembly of God Church
4186 Lafayette St
Marianna FL 32446
482-2800 www.mariannafirst.org
First Assembly of God Church of
Cottondale
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
Welcomehometom@yahoo.com


BAPTIST
Alford Baptist Church
1764 Carolina St P.O. Box 6 *
Afford, FL 32420 850-573-3249
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
2137 McLeod St
Cypress, FL 592-4108
Bethel Star Missionary Baptist Church
4134 Lincoln Ave
Marianna, FL 32448 482-4866
Bethlehem Baptist Church
2300 Bethlehem Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 579-9940


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
Crossroads Baptist Church Southern
Baptist
3276 Main St-'P.O. Box 386
Cottondale Fl. 32431 352-2636
Damacus Freewill Baptist
3700 Kynesville Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5878
Dellwood Baptist Church
5512 Blue Springs Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 592-6954
Eastside Baptist Church
4785 Highway 90
Marianna, FL 526-2004
www.eastsidebaptistchurch.com
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
3172 Main St
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4586
First Baptist Church
5366 Ninth St P.O. Box 98
Malone, FL 32445 569-2.426
Faith Baptist Church
2494 Hwy 71 South
Marianna, FL 482-2869
First Baptist Church
8010 Pope St P.O. Box 246
Sneads, FL 32460
First Baptist Church of Bascom
4951 Basswood Rd P.O. Box 97
Bascom, FL 32423 569-2699
First Baptist Church of Campbellton
2405 Hwy 2
Campbellton, FL 32426- 263-3183
First Baptist Church Southern Baptist
987 8th Ave P.O. Box 565
Graceville FL 32440 263-3323
fbcgraceville@bellsouth.net
www.fbcgraceville.org
First Baptist Marianna
2897 Green St Marianna, FL 32446
526-4200 www.fbcmarianna.org
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, FL 32445 569-2379
Grand Ridge Baptist Church
2093 Porter Ave PO. Box 380
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4846
grandridgebc@embarqmail.com
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
A Ministry of Alford Baptist Church
3924 Woodrest Rd ,
Cottondale, FL 32431 334-806-4258
Holly Grove Free Will Baptist Church
2699 Highway 73S
Marianna, FL 32448 482-3489
Inwood Baptist Church
2012 Inwood Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32448 593-5328
Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church
5239 Liberty Hill Road
Bascom, FL 32426 569-5949
Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church
3181 Little Zion Rd P.O. Box 190
Sneads, FL 32460 592-1614
Lovedale Baptist Church
6595 Lovedale Rd Bascom, FL 32423
592-5415 or 592-2134
Marvin Chapel Free Will Baptist Church
2041 Hope School Dr
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5375
www.marvinchapelfwb.com
Midway Freewill Baptist Church
1600 Church St
6158 Rocky Creek Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 592-8999
Mount Olive Baptist
Z045 Hwy 2
Bascom FL 32423 569-5080
Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church
3695 Popular Springs Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 594-4161
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
5382 Old US Road
Malone, FL 32445 569-2049
New Easter Missionary Baptist Church
977 Hope Ave
Graceville, FL 32440 658-8344
New Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
2155 Highway 73 South P.O. Box 234
Marianna, FL 32447 482-5499


New Hoskle Baptist Church
4252 Alien St
.Greenwood, FL 32443 594-7243
New Hope Freewill Baptist
Sweet Pond Rd
Dellwood, FL 592-1234
New Hope Missionary Baptist
3996 Wintergreen Rd .
Greenwood, FL 32443 592-8802
New Mount Olive Missionary Baptist
2870 Barnes St P.O. Box 312
Marianna, FL 32447 482-7595
New Salem Baptist Church
3478 Kynesville Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 579-4343
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
6687 Brushy Pond Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 718-8401
Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church
6704 Reddoch Road
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-2273
Pine Ridge Baptist Church
3064 Pine Ridge Church Rd
Alford, FL 32420
Piney Grove Baptist Church
2136 Piney Grove Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-3800
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church
5481 Pleasant Ridge Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 263-8007
Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist
Church
2662 Poplar Springs Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 526-3176
Providence Baptist Church
6940 Providence Church Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-5481
pbch @embarqmail.com
Rocky Creek Baptist Church
5458 Rocky Creek Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 526-7508
Salem Free Will Baptist
2555 Kynesville Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 579-4194
www.salemfreewillbaptist.com
Shady Grove Baptist Church
7304 Birchwood Rd
Grand Ridge FL 32442 592-6952
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
2871 Orange Street
Marianna, FL 32448 482-2591
St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church
1935 Jacob Road
Cottondale, FL 32431 263-4097
St. Peter Missionary Baptist
7889 McKeown Mill Rd
PO. Box 326 593-3363


Trinity Baptist Church
3023 Penn. Ave
Marianna, FL 482-3705
www.TrinityMarianna.com
Union Hill
3115 Union Hill Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 526-5711
Victory Baptist Church
.2271 River Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 593-6699
www.victorybaptistti.com
White Pond Baptist Church
P.O. Box 458 Mill Pond Rd
Alford, FL 32420 352-4715
CATHOLIC
St. Anne Catholic Church
3009 5th St P.O. Box 1547
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3734
www.stanne@stannemar.ptdiocese.org
www.stannemarianna.org
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Caverns Rd. Church of Christ
4448 River Rd
Marianna, FL 482-2605
CHURCH OF GOD
Grand Ridge Church of God
2232 Porter Ave Grand Ridge, FL
32442
592-5301 or 592-2814
Marianna Church of God
(All services interpreted for the
hearing impaired.)
2791 Jefferson St, Marianna, FL 32446
482-6264 mariannacog.com
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
Glorious Gospel Church of God In
Christ
4255 Clay St Marianna, FL 32448
594-1096 or 557-4019
Miracle Restoration Center
2997 Hall Street
Marianna, FL 32448 526-2335
Refuge Tabernacle Church of God in
Christ
2820 Chipola Street
Marianna, FL 32448 482-2607
The New Zion Temple Church of God
In Christ
1022 Washington Ave
Graceville, FL 32440
Victory Tabernacle Church of God In
Christ
6752 Highway 90
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 209-7711


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Pope Francis and the top stories of 2013


P opes come and
popes go, with a new
pope elected every
few years or decades.
Thus, when viewed
through the lens Qf his-
tory, the resignation of
Pope Benedict XVI was
a stunning event in the
history of Roman Catholi-
cism and, thus, all ofWest-
ern Christianity. He was
the first man to resign St.
Peter's throne in 600 years.
Surely this was the most
important religion-news
story of 2013?
But when seen through
the lens of the main-
stream press, the bookish
Benedict's exit was a mere
ripple in the news flow
compared to the tsunami
of headlines inspired
by the rise of Cardinal
Jorge Mario Bergoglio of
Buenos Aires as the first
Latin American pope.
During his remarkable
media honeymoon, Pope
Francis has been humble
and savvy, pragmatic and
charismatic.
Most of all, this pope


TerrylVlattingly
On Religion

has shown that he wants
a mission-minded church
that balances a defense
of Catholic doctrine with
a renewed commitment
to offering mercy and
pastoral care to the poor,
the powerless and those of
little or no faith. He wants
to build a church defined
by its actions, not just by
words.
To no one's surprise, the
election of Pope Francis
was selected as the year's
No. 1 religion story by the
journalists in the Religion
Newswriters Association
(RNA), with the resigna-
tion of Pope Benedict
XVI the No. 2 story. Pope
Francis was also named
Religion Newsmaker of
the Year.


But here is an interesting
question to ponder: Based
on his own words and ac-
tions, what 2013 event or
trend would Pope Francis
have selected as the most
important?
As the year came to a
close, it appeared the
pope's attention was in-
creasingly focused on the
persecution of believers
around the world, espe-
cially endangered Chris-
'tian minorities in Egypt,
Syria and throughout the
Middle East. In a sermon
on Nov. 28, he even urged
his listeners to recall that
when people are forbid-
den to worship, and faith
is driven from public life,
the end times could be
near.
"What does this mean?
It will be like the triumph
of the prince of this world:
the defeat of God. It seems
that in that final moment
of calamity, he will take
possession of this world,
that he will be the master
of this world," he said, in
remarks that drew little


commentary from world
media.
When this happens,
explained Pope Fran-
cis, "religion cannot be
spoken of, it is something
private, no? Publicly it is
not spoken about. The
religious signs are taken
down. The laws that come
from the worldly pow-
ers must be obeyed. You
can do so many beautiful
things except adore God."
The rest of the RNA
Top 10 list included these
events and trends:
3. In another 5-4 vote,
the U.S. Supreme Court
cleared the way for gay
marriage in California
and voided the ban on
federal benefits to same-
sex couples. Supporters of
gay marriage celebrated
victories in other states
as well, with fllinois and
Hawaii becoming the 15th
and 16th states to legalize
same-sex marriage.
4. Legal battles contin-
ued in courts nationwide
over the Health and Hu-
man Services mandate


requiring most nonprofit
ministries to offer health-
insurance plans cover-
ing sterilizations and all
FDA-approved contracep-
tives, including "morn-
ing-after pills." The U.S.
Supreme Court accepted
a case brought by Hobby
Lobby, a for-profit corpo-
ration led by conservative
Christians who claim
that the mandate violates
their freedom of religious
expression.
5. Battles continued in
the Middle East over the
political role of Islam,
with violence escalating
in Syria and continuing
in Egypt where the
military ousted the freely
elected Muslim Brother-
hood-led government and
violently cracked down on
its Islamist supporters.
6. Nelson Mandela died
at age 95 and was remem-
bered as a prophet of
nonviolence and recon-
ciliation in South Africa.
7. Attacks on religious
minorities continued
around the world, includ-


ing bloody attacks on
Christians in Egypt, Syria,
Pakistan and Kenya.
8. A Pew Research Center
survey found that more
than 1 in 5 American Jews
now claim no ties to Juda-
ism as a faith. The number
of professing Jewish adults
is now less than 2 percent
of the U.S. population,
although Jewish identity
remains strong.
9. Leaders of the Boy
Scouts of America voted to
accept openly gay Scouts
but not Scoutmasters.
While most evangelicals
opposed this change,
Catholic and Mormon
leaders were divided.
10. Muslims joined oth-
ers in condemning the
Boston Marathon bomb-
ing committed by two
young Muslim men who
attended colleges in the
area.

Terry Mattingly is the director of the
Washington Journalism Center at
the Council for Christian Colleges
and Universities and leads the
GetReligion.org project to study
religion and the news.


Foundation Temple


A.F.C. Inc. to


host appreciation

Foundation Temple Apostolic Faith Churches,
Inc. will honor its Founder and Overseer, Senior
Bishop E.T. Mike, and Minister Lottie Mike on
Jan. 3.
The service will begin at 7 p.m. The theme is
"Chosen Leaders Perfecting and Edifying the Body
of Christ."
The celebration will feature anointed praise
and worship music. Also, The Gospel Jubilives
of Cottondale will provide special music. The
guest speaker will be Pastor Darnell Brown of
True Holiness Church in Ebro. The celebration
will take place at Foundation Temple Apostolic
Faith Church, 3341 Tendell Road in Cottondale.
Overseer Mike is currently serving as the church
pastor.
For more information, call Associate Bishop Carl-
ton Cotton, celebration coordinator, at 557-8828.


Prison ministry leader named
Baptist of the Year
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -The Baptist
Center for Ethics' ethicsdaily.com
website has named the leader of a
Nashville-based prison ministry its
"Baptist of the Year" for 2013.
Linda Leathers is the CEO of The
Next Door. The nonprofit provides
programs to help formerly incarcer-
ated women start over. They include
job training, mental health and
substance abuse treatment, and par-
enting classes.
The Next Door has helped more
than 1,500 women over the past
decade. The group now has residen-
tial transition centers in Nashville,
Knoxville and Chattanooga.
EthicsDaily.com executive edi-
tor Robert Parham said in a news
release that "Leathers represents the
best of the goodwill Baptist tradi-


Religion Briefs

tion" because she is "rooted in the
Bible with a commitment to social
justice and mercy ministries."

Ex-parishioners
hope to save old Pa. church
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. Former
parishioners at a nearly 120-year-old
Roman Catholic church in western
Pennsylvania are trying to stop its
demolition after it was closed in
2012.
The Beaver County Times reported
Thursday that an online petition
launched Christmas Day to save St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Beaver
Falls drew more than 370 names the
first week. Church officials say Bish-
op David Zubik of the Pittsburgh
diocese last year gave the St. Monica
Parish permission to demolish the
building because it was deemed too
expensive to repair.


Beaver Falls city manager Stephen
Johnson says city officials aren't
happy about the decision, but can't
stop it. The petition's author, Tom
Soltes, says he sees the church as
part of the city's history and among
its oldest buildings. Construction on
it began in 1895.

Nazi graffiti on
Stockholm mosque
STOCKHOLM Swedish po-
lice have opened a hate-crime
investigation after swastikas were
spray-painted on the entrance of a
mosque in downtown Stockholm.
Omar Mustafa, the head of
Sweden's Islamic federation, says
employees discovered the vandalism
as they arrived to open the mosque
Thursday morning. He posted pic-
tures of the graffiti on Twitter.
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CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Marianna Church of the Nazarene
2987 N Madison St
Marianna, FL 32446 372-4605
EPISCOPAL
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
4362 Lafayette St
Marianna, FL 482-2431
parishoffice@stlukesmarianna.org
www.stlukesmarianna.org
FULL GOSPEL
Christian Center Church
4791 Sheffield Dr PO. Box 450
Marianna, FL 32447
526-4476 or 526-4475
jack@cccmarianna.org
Country Gospel Community Church
Compass Lake In the Hills
650 Apalachicola Ave
Alford, FL 32420 (850) 579-4172
Resurrection Life Christian Fellowship
International
2933 Madison Street
Marianna, FL 526-2617
New Beginnings Worship Center
1165 Highway 69 .
Grand Ridge, FL 32442
592-5791 www.nbworship.com
New Beginning Outreach Ministries, Inc.
2254 Magnolia Dr.
Cottondale, FL 32431 (850) 352-4733
Evangel Worship Center
2645 Pebble Hill Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 526-2232
New Life Family Church
4208 Lafayette St
Marianna, FL 32446 526-2132
The Bridge Church
2515 Commercial Park Dr
Marianna, FL 32448 209-2733
HOLINESS
Emmanuel Holiness Church
2505 Sandridge Church Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 593-5167
Hickory Level Community Church
1221 Dipper Rd
Marianna, FL 32448
482-4696 or 482-2885
Oak Ridge Freewill Holiness Church
2958 Milton Ave
Marianna, FL 573-7684
Sneads Community Church
1948 Desoto Ave P.O. Box 1349
Sneads, FL 32460 593-5650
LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints
3141 College St
Marianna, FL 32446 482-8159


LUTHERAN
Ascension Lutheran Church
3975 W. Hwy 90
Marianna, FL 482-4691
METHODIST
Bascom United Methodist Church
4942 Basswood Rd PO. Box 67
Bascom, FL 32423 569-2231
Cypress United Methodist Church
6267 Cemetery Ave
Cypress, FL 32432 263-4220
First United Methodist Church
1111.8th Ave
Graceville, FL 263-3342
First United Methodist Church
2901 Caledonia St
Marianna, FL 482-4502
Grace United Methodist
4203 W. Kelson Ave
Marianna, FL 482-4753
Grand Ridge United 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
Jerusalem AME Church
2055 Hwy 73
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5085
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
fumc@embarqmail.com
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, PO. Box 174
Malone, FL 32445 569-5315
Mt. Olive AME Church
2135 Fairview 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, PO. Box 176
Malone, FL 32445 569-5188
NON-DENOMINATIONAL
2nd Chance Ministries
2840 McPherson St
Marianna, FL 32446 557-9885
Believers Outreach Ministry
3471 Hwy 90 W
Marianna, FL 32446 352-4926
Cypress Creek Community Church
1772 Macedonia Road, PO Box 496
Alford, FL 32420 638-0360
Ever Increasing Word of Faith Ministries
3749 Skyview Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 526-4704
Heaven's Garden Worship Center
3115 Main Street
Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 579-9936 www.aidaspina.org
Faith Cornerstone Church Ministries
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
Haven of Rest Church of Restoration
Worship Center
2261 Haven of Rest Road
Cottondale, FL 32431


Love and Restoration Ministries
2990 Heritage Rd '
Marianna, FL 32448 526-2730
Mill Springs Christian Chapel
1345 Mill Springs Rd, PO. Box 83
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 526-2519
Rivertown Community Church
(Meets at the new Marianna High School)
3546 Caverns Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 482-2477
Rocky Creek Tabernacle
1890 Delta Lane
Marianna, FL 32448 -*272-0917
St. Andrews (FC) Church Ministries
978 Hwy 71 S
Marianna, FL 32448 569-5600
Sunrise Worship Center
2957 Hall St, Marianna, FL 482-8158
PENTECOSTAL
The Sanctuary
4070 Old Cottondale Rd
Marianna, FL 482-8720
www.sanctuarypom.com
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
Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness
7541 Shady Grove Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-6203
Sneads Pentecostal Holiness Church
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 Al
People
3341 Plantation Circle
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3343
United Pentecostal Deliverance
5255 10th Ave
Malone, FL 32445 569-5989
PRESBYTERIAN
First Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)
2898 Jefferson St
Marianna, FL 32446
526-2430 www.firstpresmarianna.org
fpcmarianna@embarqmail.com or
firstpresmarianna@earthlink.net
RESTORATIONIST
Church of Jesus Christ of Marianna
4060 Thomasville Lane
Marianna, FL 32448 482-2282
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST
Emmanuel SDA Church
4531 Basswood Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-3200
Marianna Seventh Day Adventist
4878 Highway 90
Marianna, FL 32446 526-2487
WESLEYAN
Salem Wesleyan Church
2764 Salem Church Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 (850) 593-6679
irquomai@gmail.com


7l4A FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014


RELIGION





JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN + www.jcfloridan.com


Obituaries


Peavy Funeral Home
20367 NW Evans Ave.
Blountstown, Fla. 32424
850. .674.2266

Easton James
Marcum

Infant baby boy, Easton
James Marcum, age 11
days, passed away Wednes-
day, December 25, 2013 in
Pensacola, FL. Easton was
born on December 14,2013
in Marianna, FL. Survivors
include, Mother, Emily
Whittaker of Bristol, FL Fa-
ther, Kyle Marcum of Bris-
tol, FL, Maternal grandpar-
ents, Stanley and Brenda
Whittaker of Bristol, FL.
Two maternal great-
grandmothers, Cora Dyess
of Pensacola, FL and Darcy
Whittaker of Blountstown,
FL., Maternal step great-
grandmother, Ruth Whit-
taker of Bristol, FL., Pater-
nal grandparents, Randall
and Kim Marcum of Dal-
ton, GA., Paternal grand-
parents, Leisa and Kenny
Beller of Chipley, FL., Pa-
ternal great-grandmother,
Maggie Palmer of Caryville,
FL
Funeral services will be
held Monday January 6,
2014 at 11:00 am (EST) at
Bristol Christian Church in
Bristol, FL with Reverend
Alan McManus officiating.
Interment will follow in the
Pleasant Hill Cemetery in
Bristol, FL. The family will
receive friends Monday,
January 6, 2014 from 10:00
am (EST) until service time
at 11:00 am (EST) at Bristol
Christian Church. The fam-
ily request in lieu of flow-
ers, please make donations
in Easton's name to Sacred
Heart Foundation, 5149 N.


9th Ave Suite 260, Pensaco-
-la, FL. Make a notation on
your check "Sacred Heart
Children's Hospital in
Memory of Easton J.
Marcum" or to St. Jude
Children's Research Hospi-
tal P.O. Box 1000 Depart-
ment 142, Memphis, TN
38148-0142. All arrange-
ments are under the direc-
tion of Marion Peavy at
Peavy Funeral Home in
Blountstown, FL.
Lanier-Andler
Funeral Home,
8261 Highway 90 East
Sneads, Florida
850-663-4343


Mary White
McDaniel

Estelle McDaniel of
Sneads, Florida passed
away on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 1,2014. Mrs. McDaniel
was bom on November 30,
1930 in Columbus, Georgia
and grew up in the Panama
City Beach, Florida area.
She is preceded in death by
her husband, Pete
McDaniel of Sneads, Fl.,
who died January 28, 2010
and an infant daughter, Jo-
seph Alexia. Also, preced-
ing Mrs. McDaniel in death
were Her parents, Carl and
Mamie White and her only
sibling, Dorothy French, all
of Panama City, Fl. A fa-
vorite uncle, James Leon
Ventry, passed in 1986.
Ms. McDaniel leaves be-
hind two sons, Patrick (and
wife Cheryl) McDaniel, Mi-
chael McDaniel, and one
daughter, Rhonda (and
husband Henry) Mixon, all
of Sneads, Fl. She was the
proud grandmother of five
grandchildren: Amanda


Grover and Chris Runkle of
Chattahoochee, Fl., Joey
McDaniel (and wife Catlin)
of Chattahoochee, Fl.,
Mathew McDaniel of Talla-
hassee, Fl., and Kyle
McDaniel, of Sneads, Fl.
Mrs. McDaniel also leaves
behind two great grand-
children: Casey and Ryan
Grover. She is survived by
three nephews (Panama
City, Fl.), one niece
(Chipley, Fl.) and her care
giver Candace Stephens of
Cypress, Fl.
Mrs. McDaniel graduat-
ed from Bay County High
School and left Panama
City to come to
Chattahoochee, Florida
where she enrolled in the
nursing school program at
Florida State Hospital in
1948. She will be remem-
bered as Estelle White by
her many classmates who
were in the nursing pro-
gram at that time. Mrs.
McDaniel met & married
Pete McDaniel and they
settled & lived in Sneads,
Fl. where she worked as a
Dental Assistant, and later
as a Storekeeper in the
Dental Clinic at Florida
State Hospital in
Chattahoochee. She re-
tired on November 30,
1992, after working 30 plus
years for the State of Flori-
da. She & her husband
were long time members of
the Sneads United Meth-
odist Church.
The Homegoing Service
for Estelle McDaniel will be
held at 11:00AM, CST, at
the First Baptist Church,
8010 Pope Street, Sneads,
Fl. on Saturday, January 04,
2014. Visitation with the
family will be held one
hour prior to the service
(10:00 AM CST) at the same
location. Interment will


follow at Pope Cemetery,
located on Cemetery Street
in Sneads, Fl. Flowers will
be accepted by the family
but those wishing to do so
are encouraged to contrib-
ute to Hospice of Emerald
Coast, 4374 Lafayette St.,
Marianna, Fl. 32446 in
memory of Mrs. McDaniel.
The family also wishes to
thank Emerald Coast Hos-
pice for their excellent care
and compassion during
this time.
Lanier Andler Funeral
Home in Sneads, Fl. is in
charge of the arrange-
ments. Pastor Matt Basford
will be in charge of the
service.
James & Sikes
Funeral Home
Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette Street
Marianna, Florida 32446
850.482.2332

Edmund G.

Mullett

Service of Remembrance
will be at 1 pm, Saturday,
January 4, 2014 at James &
Sikes Maddox Chapel
Expressions of sympathy
may be made online at
www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com
Williams Funeral Home
of Graceville
5283 Brown Street
Graceville, FL 32440
(850) 263-5116

Eunice Hall
Williams

Mrs. Eunice Hall Wil-
liams, age 88, of Malone,
Florida, passed on, Wed-
nesday, January 1, 2914, at.
Jackson Hospital. She was a


lifelong resident of Jackson
County, Florida, living in
Malone.
Ms. Eunice became a
member of Friendship
Baptist Church at age 16.
Growing up in the church
she loved, she served in
many capacities. She
taught GA's, Sunday
School, Vacation Bible
School, and served on a va-
riety of committees. She
felt it was an honor for her
to serve, not a job.
She is preceded in death
by her husband, Max Wil-
liams. Survivors include a
loving daughter, Judy
Childs, of Hartford, Alaba-
ma; a devoted son, Buddy
and his wife, Melissa, of
Tallahassee, Florida; six
grandchildren, Chris Rob-
inson and his wife, Donna,
Jody Childs and his wife,
Jennifer, Cheri Childs Cox
and her husband, Richie,
all of Hartford, Alabama,
Kyli Herring Pinkerton and
her husband, Patrick, Alicia
Herring Daugle and her
husband Robbie, and Ha-
ley Herring, of Tallahassee;
and seven great-great-
grandchildren.
She was the .daughter of
Simon and Ada Hall of Ma-
lone. Growing up on the
familyfarm, Ms. Eunice, as
she was affectionately
known, learned the mean-
ing of hard work at an early
age. She passed on her leg-
acy to those around her, al-
ways wanting to serve any
way she was needed.
Ms. Williams worked
with the Jackson County
Sheriffs Department in the
early 1960s. She later
worked at Sunland Train-
ing Center as a cottage pa-
rent and was promoted to
supervisor. She is remem-
bered as trying to help fam-


flies work together at Sun-
land. She retired after 25
years of service to return
home to once again enjoy
spending time with family
and friends.
The family would like to
thank the staff of Jackson
Hospital for caring for our
precious Mother and
"mawmaw". Thank you for
allowing her to die with the
dignity and pride she so
deserved. Thank you to all
of the wonderful people of
Malone who loved our
Mother and took care of
her with such compassion
and love. Her caregivers
Kathryn Cheek and Linda
Wilson were angels sent to
her.
Funeral services will be
held at the Friendship Bap-
tist Church at 2 PM on Sat-
urday, January 4, 2014,
with visitation one hour
prior to the service.
Flowers will be accepted,
or donations may be made
to Friendship Baptist
Church in Ms. Eunice's
honor.
Williams Funeral Home
of Graceville, FL, (850)
263-5116, is in charge of
arrangements. Condolen-
ces may be expressed at
www.wilhiamsftneral
homeservice.com. Sign
the online guest book at
www.dothaneagle.com.



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Strong winter storm pushes into the Northeast


The Associated Press

BOSTON A storm expected to
bring more than a foot of snow, stiff
winds and punishing cold pushed
into the Northeast on Thursday, ex-
tending Christmas break for some
students while posing the first test for
New York's new mayor and 'perhaps
the last challenge for Boston's outgo-
ing one.
Some schools in New England and
New York closed well ahead of the
snow, while cities mobilized plows
and salt spreaders, and state offices
sent workers home early. Some ma-


jor highways were ordered shut down
overnight. U.S. airlines canceled
more than 2,300 flights nationwide
Thursday in advance of the storm.
The heavy weather began rolling in
just a day aftpr New York Mayor Bill
de Blasio was sworn in to lead the
nation's largest city and a few days be-
fore Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
ends 20 years in office.
Menino announced a parking ban
and said schools would be closed to-
day in Boston, where up to 14 inches
of snowwas expected. Boston's airport
said it would not handle any flights af-
ter 8:30 p.m. Thursday.


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Crews work on de-icing
a Southwest jet at
Albany International
Airport on Thursday
in Colonie, N.Y. Up
to 5 inches of snow
had already fallen in
eastern New York by
Thursday morning, but
the National Weather
Service said some
areas from Buffalo to
Albany could get a total
of up to 14 inches by
the time the coastal
storm moves out.


State Brief


Judge sides with
newspaper in
Sunshine Law lawsuit
MIAMI -A judge has
sided with The Florida
Times-Union in a lawsuit
arguing that Jackson-
ville city officials broke
Florida's open-govern-
ment laws when they held
private talks over pro-
posed changes to police
and firefighter pensions:
In a ruling Tuesday,
Circuit Judge Waddell
Wallace said the talks held
from March through May
were, subject to the state's
Sunshine Law and should


Baby
From Page 1A
positive and soon con-
firmed by a physician.
Yajaira Tull said she's
very happy Mother Nature
intervened when she did.
The stay-at-home mom
is looking forward to do-
ing "girly things" with her
daughter, she said. That's
only fair, she said, since
hubby William has been
teaching the boys all his
mechanic and building
skills as they grow up.
The two parents were
childhood friends, as
their mothers were close
in those years, but they
wound up living in dif-
ferent places as teenqg-
ers. Romance bloomed
one year when both had
come back to their home
ground as adults, to
pay their respects at the
funeral of one of Yajaira


have been public. The
ruling blocks the city from
continuing private talks.
At a May 8 news confer-
ence, Jacksonville Mayor
Alvin Brown announced
that a new pension agree-
ment had been reached
with the Jacksonville Po-
lice and Fire Pension Fund
Board of Trustees.
Times-Union Editor
Frank Denton says the
public had a right to know
about the proceedings that
led to a proposed 30-year
labor agreement involving
millions of dollars.

The Associated Press


Tull's family members.
They've been married a
decade and change, with
their 11th anniversary
coming around this July.
They named their
daughter after Yajaira Tull's
mother, whose middle
name is Ellis (pronounced
"Elise"), and after Wiliam
Tull's late grandmother,
Isabel.
Jackson Hospital is the
only rural hospital in this
region that delivers babies,
and the maternity ward
has recently been given a
facelift, including an im-
proved receiving desk and
repainted patient rooms
with some new furnish-
ings. There are 25 nurses
on staff in the labor and
delivery department, with
all trained for neonatal
resuscitation. The hospital
has 10 post-partum beds,
four labor and delivery
beds, a triage room and a
C-section room.


'Paint the Plug' fire hydrant painting contest


Downtown Chipley is sponsor-
ing a "Paint the Plug" contest.
This event is being hosted by the
Washington County Arts Council
Inc. and the Chipley Community
Redevelopment Agency. Deadline
for entry is Monday with painting
dates scheduled for Jan. 25 through
Feb.2.
Anyone can participate in the
contest. There is no age limit. You
do not have to be an artist to par-


ticipate. Any group, club or organi-
zation can participate. The entry fee
is $25 per fire hydrant which will be
used toward the WCAC Scholarship
Fund.
WCAC will be basing its decision
to approve applications for paint-
ing based on creativity, originality,
imagination and appropriateness.
People's Choice Award will be de-
cided by votes by the public from
Feb. 3 to Feb. 19 based on a picture


of the painted hydrant. Votes can be
made at the WCAC Facebook page
or by paper vote at designated loca-
tions. Winner will be announced on
Feb. 22.
For rules and an application, visit
www.washingtonco untyartscoun
cil.org. For more information and
application, contact Suzan Gage at
suzangage@yahoo.com or 693-0808
or Tonya Pippin at tonya.pippin@
gmail.com or 638,7700.


Local Briefs


Foreign exchange
student program looking
for volunteers
International Fellowship Inc.,
a nonprofit, foreign exchange stu-
dent program is looking for people
who are interested in hosting
foreign exchange students and
representatives to secure host
families for high school exchange
students. For more information
visit our website wwW.interna
tionalfellowship.org or email us
with any questions infelwes@


gmail.com. The office also can
be reached 24 hours a day at
1-800-647-8839.

Jackson County Habitat
for Humanity There's
No Place Like Home 5K Run
The Jackson County Habitat for'
Humanity There's No Place Like
Home 5K Run will be held on
Saturday, Feb. 15, at Madison
Street Park in Marianna at 8 a.m.
with registration beginning at 7
a.m. Early registration is $25.


Jackson County Habitat for
Humanity is a not-for-profit
organization founded on the
conviction that-everyone should
have a decent, safe and affordable
place to live. All proceeds from
this event go toward building
safe, healthy and affordable hous-
ing for Jackson County families in
need.
Go to www.jcorestore.org for ad-
ditional information and to print a
registration form. You can also call
Tammy Dean at 209-0397 or Leslie
Fuqua at 482-2187.


First combat deployable F-22s set to arrive Monday


Tyndall Air Force Base
will receive the first of 24
F-22 Raptors on Monday
as part of the new combat
mission.
The five aircraft arriv-
ing are a part of the 95th
Fighter -Squadron, which
re-activated in October.
The squadron's mission
is "to project unrivaled
combat power in support
of national military objec-
tives and combatant com-
mander requirements


through strategic applica-
tion of fifth-generation air
dominance fighter aircraft
and personnel."
Base officials expressed
the importance of this as
the next step toward the
new combat mission,
responsible for deploy-
ing a large number of
Airmen and aircraft at
any given time, mark-
ing a first in Tyndall's
history.
The new mission adds


to Tyndall's current role
as the home of F-22 pilot
training. In total, 'more
than 50 of the world's
most advanced aircraft
will call Tyndall home,


making it the largest sin-
gle-base contingent of
F-22s in existence. About
1,100 positions are as-
sociated with the new
mission.


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Fire
From Page 1A
the burning house were four
adult women who would not
survive.
Once the fire had been extin-
guished, investigators from the
state fire marshal's office, medi-
cal examiner's office and local
agencies entered the four-bed-
room house to search for those
who were reported missing.
Inside, theyfound the fourbod-
ies: two in separate bedrooms,
one on a living room couch and
one in the threshold of the front
door.
"It's just tragic to lose four
people in the community at a
time when we're supposed to be
celebrating the new year," Lovett
said.
While local law enforcement
officials reached for comment
earlyThursday would not release
the victims' names until posi-
tive identification was received
from the medical examiner's of-
fice in Panama City, relatives of
those lost in the fire confirmed
their identities 'as 68-year-old
family matriarch Gertrude Pete,
98-year-old Ruth Elise Pete
(Gertrude's mother-in-law), 85-
year-old Sarah Johnson (Ger-
trude's mother), and 4-year-
old Cynthia Pete (Gertrude's
daughter).
Discussing Wednesday's fire


JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com


ANGIE COOK/FLORIDAN
Yellow tape and a "Keep Out" sign warn against entering a Jackson Street house Thursday. The home was'destroyed
by fire on New Year's Day. Four women perished in the blaze.


casualties, Lovett took a somber
tone.
"In my 20 years of being in-
volved in this business, this is
the worst I've seen in terms of
fire casualties," he said.
Marianna Fire-Rescue is still
in the fact-gathering phase, but
preliminary information, in-
cluding the structure's collapsed
roof and still-standing exterior
walls, indicates the fire started
somewhere in the hallway of the
home and grew from there.


What started the fire, Lovett
said, was possibly an overloaded
extension cord, but a final deter-
mination of the cause may still
be a week away. Marianna of-
ficials are being assisted in the
investigation by the state fire
marshal's office.
"The young lady that got every-
one out is the true hero," Lovett
said of an as-yet-unidentified
grandchild who was reportedly
key to most people in the house
getting out safely.


The extent of the Pete family's
loss four members, from mul-
tiple generations, gone in a single
house fire is difficult to imag-
ine. But the level of that devas-
tation may have been lessened
by a resident's quick thinking
- and the alarm from a smoke
detector.
"I do believe the smoke detec-
tors helped save lives," the chief
said of the Jackson Street fire.
Lovett urges all city of Mari-
anna residents (renters or


homeowners) who need detectors
to call the fire department at
482-2414, take advantage of a
city program and make arrange-
ments for department represen-
tatives to come out and install
smoke detectors in your home.
The four women were de-
scribed as pillars of their com-
munity, with friends and relatives
drawn to Gertrude Pete's home,
two doors west of the historic St.
Luke Baptist Church.
"People would honk their
horns and wave when they saw
them sitting on their porch,"
Lovett recalled.
There are few immune to the
sadness being felt across Jackson
County in the wake of Wednes-
day's tragedy. An emotional toll
has even been taken on some of
the approximately 25 firefighters
who were on the ground to help
extinguish the deadly blaze.
"My firefighters were all shak-
en by it," Lovett said. "This was a
large family everybody knows
somebody in that family."
The fire chief said the impact of
the loss was evident during the
fire's after-action debriefing (a
time when firefighters can share
their thoughts and feelings about
the event), when sadness was a
frequently expressed emotion.
"It's just really heartbreaking,"
he added.
"As a city, as a community, as a
whole we all need prayer right
now."


Family
From Page 1A
belongings as well as
taking away some of their
most important adults.
The adults


who are left to
carry on have
set up a fund at
Regions Bank
where donors
can contribute
money toward
the costs of


stepped in to provide a
supply of food and cloth-
ing, as well as temporary
shelter for some of the
people who lived in the
house. Most or all of the
children were eventu-


"IfI didn't know
God, Iwould
probably be
worse of
Rodell Pete,
Gertrude Pete's son


burying the women and of
helping.get the children's
lives back to something
like normal. The Pete
Family Fire Fund should
be referenced when mak-
ing donations, and the
bank's fund manager, Amy
Hill, can be reached for
additional information.
To reach family members
for more information
on what else might be
needed, call Brenda or
Rodell Pete at 209-4487 or
557-0545.
The oldest victim who
died in the fire is Ruth,
Elise Pete. Some relatives
say she's 98 on paper,
while she claimed to
be just 95. This disagree-
ment between Ruth and
the paperwork was a run-
ning family joke. She
was mother-in-law to
the head-of-household,
68-year-old Gertrude
Pete, who also perished
in the fire. Gertrude
Pete's mother, 85-year-
old Sarah Johnson, and
Gertrude Pete's daugh-
ter, 46-year-old Cynthia
Pete, were the other two
victims.
Surviving family mem-
bers are marshaling their
forces in trying to secure
housing for the children
displaced by the fire and
to put clothes on their
backs; school starts back
on Jan.7 after the Christ-
mas break, and they'll be
starting with nearly empty
wardrobes.
The American Red Cross


ally housed
with relatives.
The Jackson
County backpack
program also
came into play
as a food boost
for the family.
Coats were also


donated. Firehouse Lock
and Key made a key for
one of the family cars
after the keys to the
vehicle were ruined in the
fire.
The wood frame home
that Gertrude Pete rented
on Jackson Street in
Marianna was always
fNiled to overflowing with
people. She had taken
in her elders as well as
many grandchildren and
other youngsters, along
with young adult rela-
tives throughout her life,
several family members
have said.
Six children were in
the house and all got out
safely, along with the
three adults who survived.
Family members said
there were additional
adults who lived there
but were not home at
the time of the fire. The
three surviving adults
who were in the house
are Martieka Pete, Linda
Pete and Charlie Wal-
ton, according to family
members.
Housing more than a
dozen individuals into
a four-bedroom house
was something Gertrude
Pete was used to doing;
she has always been a
gatherer of people and
helped raise more than
her share of youngsters,
family members say. All of
the children living in' the
house were related to her
in some
way.


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Gertrude Pete's son
Rodell Pete and his wife
Brenda say the matriarch
especially loved children,
and people in general.
What little she had to give,
they say, she gave it freely
when she saw someone in
need. And while she was
modestly fixed financially,
her heart was filled with
the riches that can only
belong to people who love
and look out for others,
they say. Sheltering the
youngsters and some of
the adults in their lives
was second nature for
Gertrude, Brenda said.
Gertrude was more like
a mother to her than a
mother-in-law, she added,
and the grief she feels
for her is as keen as if
she were blood. She said
she and her husband are
drawing strength from
each other and one more
source to face a future
without Gertrude. "We try
to comfort each other and
I do what I can to take the
load off of him, some, just
be there for him. We trying
to talk and get through
things together," Brenda
said.
"If I didn't know God, I
would probably be worse
off," Rodell Pete said the
morning after the fire,
a day when he found it
difficult to speak. He lost
a lot in the matter of just a
few minutes: his mother,
Gertrude; his maternal
grandmother, Sarah John-
son; his paternal grand-
mother, Ruth Elise Pete;
and his younger sister,
Cynthia Pete.
He and his brother, the
Rev. Robert A. Pete, along
with other relatives, will
be gathering often ovet
the next several weeks as
the family tries to re-
build life for the children
who had a place in their
mother's household and
heart.
Funeral arrangements
had not been made as of
Thursday afternoon.


First panther death
of 2014 recorded
NAPLES An endan-
gered Florida panther has
been killed in a three-
car crash in southwest
Florida.
It's the first recorded
panther death of the year.
Wildlife officials say
collisions with vehicles
pose a significant threat
to the rare cats. Roughly
100 to 160 adult panthers
remain in the wild.
Darrell Land of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commis-
sion says the panther
fatally struck by a vehicle
Thursday along Interstate
75 in Collier County was a
young male that weighed
up to 120 pounds. Biolo-
gists believe he was the
same cat that has been
roaming a Naples neigh-
borhood recently.
Florida Highway Patrol
officials say minor inju-
ries were reported after
the crash.
Land says 20 panther
deaths were recorded last
year. Most of the panther
deaths recorded in recent
years are caused by colli-
sions with vehicles.

Jimmy Ryce killer to
be executed Feb. 12
TALLAHASSEE The
man who raped and
murdered 9-year-old
Jimmy Ryce almost 20
years ago is, scheduled to
be executed Feb. 12.
Gov. Rick Scott signed
a death warrant Thurs-
day for 46-year-old Juan
Carlos Chavez, who
kidnapped, raped, then
dismembered the boy on
Sept. 11, 1995.
Jimmy wa4 abducted af-
ter being dropped off by a
school bus near his home
in south Miami-Dade
County. Chavez took him
back to his trailer, where
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Jimmy captive for three
hours before he shot the
boy as he tried to escape.
He later cut up the body.
Investigators found the re-
mains three months later
in concrete-filled planters.
Lawmakers later passed
the Jimmy Ryce act,
which allows the civil
commitment of danger-
ous sexual predators once
they have completed their
prison terms.

New mayor takes
helm in St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG
-The fourth-largest
city in Florida has a new
mayor.
Rick Kriesman was
sworn in Thursday as St.
Petersburg's 53rd mayor.
The former state repre-
sentative and City Coun-
cil member was elected in
November after defeating
then-Mayor Bill Foster.
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decide what to do with


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handle crime and negoti-
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IVIarianna Basketball



Bulldogs ready for cranky Crusaders


BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent2,Icfloridan.com

The Marianna Bulldogs have
been on a major roll this sea-
son, winning their first 14
games and blasting the likes of
Godby and East Hall (Ga.) by
a combined 55 points in last
weekend's Tiger Shootout at
Graceville.
But their recent dominance
will again be tested at home to-
night by a talented Pensacola
Catholic club with no shortage of
motivation after a gut-wrench-
ing defeat in the first meeting in
Pensacola.


In that Dec. 13 matchup, Mari- coming into our gym. We have to
anna point guard Shaquarious take that into consideration and
Baker knocked down a 3-pointer try to overcome anything they
at the buzzer to give the Bulldogs throw at us that might be dif-
a 58-57 victory. *ferent from what they did over
The Crusaders are 3-1 since there.
that game with the only loss "That game could've gone ei-
coming to 6A Murphy (Ala.) and their way, so they'll come in and
MHS coach Travis Blanton said feel like they've got to prove that
he knows that Catholic will give it should've gone the other way
his club all it can handle in the and try to make a statement.
rematch. That's why it's so important for
"They're going to be extremely us to not overlook anything and
fired up and ready-to play and stay readyto playbecause they're
anxious," the coach said. "They definitely going to be ready to
beat us in Marianna last year play."


and the year before so it's not like
they haven't had positive results


See BULLDOGS, Page 3B


M'arianna's
Shaquarious
Baker goes in for
~iI.IIa layup during a
game against Fort
Walton Beach.
PHOTO BY LORIE NABLE/FOR THE FLORIDAN


SUGAR BOWL




Sooners down Tide


Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron was sacked seven times and turned the ball over three times in a loss to Oklahoma on Thursday.


Turnovers doom Alabama in McCarron's final game


The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS Bob
Stoops declined to announce
a starting quarterback before
the Sugar Bowl, and when
freshman Trevor Knight took
the field on the Sooners' first
possession, Alabama's de-
fenders couldn't have antici-
pated what was in store.
Knight completed a Sugar
Bowl-record 32 passes for
348 yards and four touch-
downs, and No. 11 Oklaho-
ma took down third-ranked
Alabama, 45-31 on Thursday
night.
I Knight's completion per-
centage entering the game
was 52.2. He had completed
47 passes all season, before
a breakout performance in
which two of his TDs went


OKLAHOMA 45, ALABAMA 31
Sugar Bowl

for more than 40 yards.
Oklahoma (11-2) needed
him to play that well in the
80th Sugar Bowl, the first in
which quarterbacks for both
teams threw for more than
300 yards.
The' victory was a sweet
one for Oklahoma coach
Bob' Stoops, who last off-
season called talk about the
Southeastern Conference
being the best league in col-
lege football "propaganda."
His Big 12team vanquished
ah Alabama (11-2) squad


that had been ranked No. 1
much of the past three sea-
sons, winning the previous
two national titles before its
shot at a third straight was
derailed by Auburn on the
last play last month in the
Iron Bowl.
AJ McCarron passed for
387 yards and two TDs, but
his two interceptions set
up Oklahoma TDs, and his
fumble, returned for a score
in the final minute, sealed
'Bama's first two-game skid
since its Sugar Bowl loss to
Utah in January 2009. Mc-
Carron, meanwhile, lost his
last two starts after going 36-
2 before those games.
Freshman Derrick Hen-
ry's 43-yard run in the third
quarter pulled Alabama to
.31-24, and the Crimson Tide


defense forced four punts
while giving up only one first
down in the third quarter.
But Alabama was unable to
add another score before the
Sooners starting moving the
ball again early in the final
quarter.
Knight lofted a perfect
pass to Lacoltan Bester for a
34-yard gain to the Alabama
9. Shortly after, Knight rolled
left all the way to the sideline
before rifling a touchdown
strike to Sterling Shepard,
making it a two-touchdown
game again with 10:44 left.
Henry, a 6-foot-3, 238-
pound true freshman, pulled
Alabama back with in a score
once more when he turned
his first career completion
into a tackle-shedding 61-
yard TD with 6:22 still to go.


Malone Basketball


Tigers try to


turntables


on Paxton

BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

When the Paxton Bobcats visited
Malone on Dec. 9, they did what no
District 1 team had done in that or any
other gym since the league was formed
in 2011: they beat the Tigers.
Not only did they beat them, but they
lit up the scoreboard with 91 points in
* a 10-point victory in which they con-
trolled the game for much of the night.
It's a memory sure to be fresh in the
Tigers' minds when they travel to Pax-
ton for the rematch tonight in a game
that Malone will probably have to win
to maintain any real shot at the top seed
in the district tournament.
But beyond the league implica-
tions, Malone may first want to go
about reclaiming its place as preemi-
nent power in District 1, which Paxton
staked a strong claim to with its Dec. 9
performance.
"If they don't have our attention now,
obviously they won't ever get it. They
basically embarrassed us at the house,"
Malone coach Steven Welch said Thurs-
day. "We had a rough night and I hope
we've grown as a team since then.
But you've got to give (Paxton) credit.
They're a fantastic basketball team and
we understand the challenge coming to
us. We're ready andcshould be motivated
going into it."
The Bobcats led by as many as. 18
points in the first meeting and over-
came a late Malone run to cut the mar-
gin to three as well as a 40-point effort
from Tigers star Chai Baker to hold on
for the win.
They did so thanks to high-level of-
fensive execution that included bal-
anced scoring with four players

See TIGERS, Page 3B


PHOTO BY KELSEY WELCH/FOR THE FLORIDAN
Chancellor Lockett gets ready to shoot a
free throw for Malone in a game earlier this
season.


BCS National Champinship Notebook


FST's Pruitt draws from


father, days as coach


BY ALEX BYINGTON
abyington@oanow.com

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. The
greatest times of Jeremy Pruitt's life
revolve around the Plainview High
School field house.
Growing up the son of a Alabama
high school football coach, Pruitt's
playtime after school often centered
around watching his father, Dale,
preparing the field for practice, do-
ing laundry or any number of menial
coaching responsibilities.
Prfuitt couldn't have imagined a bet-
ter way to grow up.
"Well, you know, being a coach's
son, you're kind of drug around the
field house all the time," Pruitt said. "I
was never sent to a baby sitter; I went
with my dad. He's lining off the fields,


he's mowing the grass; I'm hanging
around the field house.
"And to me looking back on it, it's
the best time of my life, having the
opportunity to spend that time with
him."
Now, in his first season as Florida
State's defensive coordinator, Pruitt
is still counting on his father's 30-plus
years of coaching experience when
he needs a little insight.
During a rare three-day break
around Christmas, Jeremy Pruitt
turned to his father for help break-
ing down film on No. 2 Auburn and
the high-octane offense of fellow for-
mer high school coach Gus Malzahn
in preparation for Monday's BCS
national championship game.

See PRUITT, Page 3B


PHOTO BY JENNIFER BASFORD/FORTHE FLORIDAN
Sneads' Darius Williams (3) blocks
a shot during a game against
Bozeman on Saturday at Graceville
High School.


Pirates play


resurgent Altha
BY DUSTIN KENT
dkent@jcfloridan.com

Bruce Hubbs' inaugural year as Sneads coach
couldn't have gotten off to a much rockier start, with
just two wins to be found in the first 12 outings.
But the Pirates will look to start the season's sec-
ond half on a better note tonight when they travel to
Altha for a tough District 2 test against the resurgent
Wildcats at 7 p.m.
Sneads (1-4 in league play) will need a big-time
effort on the road against an Altha team that has
looked the part of a district contender so far, win-
ning five of its first six league games, including a run
of four straight that features a 60-57 home win over
Vernon and an impressive 56-40 road victory over
Cottondale.
The Wildcats opened the season with another big
away win over Sneads, 61-59 on Nov. 19.

See PIRATES, Page 3BL
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Coflege Football



Malizaln's offense tough to pigeonhole


The Associated Press

NEWPORT BEACH, Ca-
lif. It's the spread, or
smashmouth. It's about
big passing numbers, or
off-the-charts run stats.
All those descriptions
can be fairly accurate for
the hurry-up, no-huddle
offense designed by Au-
burn coach Gus Majzahn
back in his Arkansas high
school days. They can each
be totally off-base, too.
'All he's ever said is,
'We're a hurry-up, no-hud-
dle team that takes advan-
tage and is going to play
physical football,"' said
Chris Wood, Malzahn's
former offensive coordina-
tor at Shiloh Christian and
Springdale High. "He didn't
say we were going to throw
it or run it. He lets his per-
sonnel define the team and
define the offense.
"I guarantee you he
loved running the ball in
the SEC. That's how he is;
he just wants to win."
Malzahn has won at ev-
ery stop of the way with an
offense he adapts to fit the
personnel instead of. the
other way around.


The No. 2 Tigers (12-1)
effectively switched styles
four games into this sea-
son, and rode Nick Mar-
shall and the running
game all the way to Mon-
day's BCS national cham-
pionship game against No.
1 Florida State (13-0). The
zone read, where Marshall
can either run or hand
off based on what he sees
from the defense, became
the staple of Auburn's of-
fense after a loss to LSU.
The offense then took
flight, or more appropri-
ately was grounded.
The result is the nation's
top rushing team at 335.7
yards per game, an aver-
age just a few yards shy
of the two games be-
fore the metamorphosis
combined.
The offense that used to
give Arkansas prep foes
fits bedeviled the mighty
Alabama defense and
roughed up Missouri for
545 yards rushing and 52
points in the Southeastern
Conference championship
game.
Florida State defensive
coordinator Jeremy Pruitt,
whose defense yields the


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn answers questions during
a press conference in the ESPN Zone in Disneyland, Calif.,
on Tuesday.


nation's fewest points, said
the Tigers are just "doing
a better job of executing
than everybody else."
Part of Malzahn's philos-
ophy is being willing to do
what his quarterback does
best. Marshall has run for
1,023 yards to complement
Heisman Trophy finalist
Tre Mason (1,621 yards),
Corey Grant (650 yards)
and Cameron Artis-Payne
(609).
Auburn offensive coordi-
nator Rhett Lashlee was an


eighth-grade quarterback
in Springdale, Ark., when
Malzahn started running
this no-huddle *offense,
and ran it for two years in
junior high before taking
over the reins at Shiloh
Christian. He believes Mal-
zahn "is the best play caller
in the country." Adaptabil-
ity based on the personnel
of the moment also sets
Malzahn apart.
"I think so many times
in our game you may see
people that try to make a


square peg fit in a round
hole and make guys do
things they want them to
do but maybe they're not
best at, and we just try
to take the opposite ap-
proach with that," Lashlee
said on Thursday.
This season is a perfect
example.
The Tigers have run on
70.7 percent of their plays,
counting sacks as passes,
far more than any offense
in Malzahn's eight seasons
as a college offensive co-
ordinator or head coach.
The next highest was the
'Cam Newton-led Auburn
team that won the nation-
al championship in 2010
(66.4 percent), according
to STATS Inc.
The 2010 team posted
easily the highest per6ent-
age of run plays by a na-
tional champion since the
1997 Nebraska option of-
fense ran 80 percent of the
time.
Newton and Marshall are
his only college quarter-
backs to rush for 450 yards
or more, though every one
of his college teams has
had at least one 1,000-yard
rusher.


Malzahn's first Tulsa of-
fense in 2007 ran just 47
percent of the time, and
quarterback Paul Smith
set an NCAA record with
14 consecutive 300-yard
passing games. The Gold-
en Hurricane led the na-
tion in total offense in
both of Malzahn's seasons
as coordinator.
Current Tulsa coach Bill
Blankenship said the run-
ning game was a key part
of those offenses, too,
whatever the perception.
"I think there's an illusion
that it's always been pass,"
said Blankenship, also a
member of that staff and
like Malzahn highly suc-
cessful in the high school
ranks. He and Malzahn.
attribute that flexibility to
the necessity of building
around the available play-
makers in high school.
Blankenship and Mal-
zahn became acquainted
when both were in the
prep ranks.
Then Blankenship got
more familiar with Mal-
zahn's offense and its mis-
direction plays, sweeps
and reverses at Tulsa's
football camps.


Sports Briefs

High school
boys basketball
Friday- Pensacola
Catholic at Marianna,
5:30 and 7 p.m.; Gracev-
'ille at Velmon. 4:30 and
7:30 p.m.; Malone at
Paxion, 4 and 7 p.m.;
Sneads at Aitha,6 and
7:30 p.m.
Saturday Cortondale
at Chipley, 1:30 and 3
p.m.; Sneads at Blount-
stown, 2 p.m. and 3:30
p.m.

High school
girls basketball
Friday- Malone
at Pamton, 5:30 p.m.;
Graceville at Vernon, 6
p.m.

Chipola basketball
The Chipola men's
and women's basketball
teams will open Pan-
handle Conference-play
Saturday in Pensacola
against Pensacola State.
The women's game
will tip off at 5:30 p.m.
followed by the men at
7:30 p.m.

MERE basketball
Marianna Recreation
Department will offer
three basketball leagues
for youth ages 5 to 13,
with registration to be
held through Jan. 10
from 8a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Marianna Educa-
tional and Recreational
Expo is located at
3625 Caverns Roadt in
Marianna.
The registration fee for
basketball is $30 for par-
ticipants. The fee must
be paid with a check or
money order; no checks
will be accepted. No
one will be allowed to
register after Jan. 10.
Registration forms
may also be picked up
and dropped off at City
Hall. All participants
must bring a copy of
their birth certificate.
For more information
visit us at www.leaguel-
ineup.com/mrd. The
age of all participants
on Nov. 1 of the current
year will be the player's
age for the entire'.
,season.
Anyone that may be
interested in coaching a
team or officiating youth
basketball, contact the
Marianna Recreation
Department at 482-6228
or come by during regis-
tration

Sports items
Send all sports items to edito-
rial@jcfloridan.com, or fax them
to 850-482-4478. The mailing
address for the paper is Jackson
County Floridan P.O. Box 520
Marianna, FL 32447.


O'Brien leaves Penn State for Texans


The Associated Press

Bill O'Brien inherited a
Penn State program rocked
by scandal, on the cusp of
crippling sanctions, and
staring at a murky future.'
All he ever really cared
about was making the Nit-.
tany Lions winners.
O'Brien succeeded
against heavy odds, over-
coming a lack of schol-
arships, a bowl ban, and
player defections. He
leaves the program on
stable ground after bolting
Happy Valley for the NFL
and the'Houston Texans.
Penn State planned to act
fast to find his successor.
"Our anticipation is that
we'll be counting this in.a'
matter of days rather than
weeks," Penh State athletic
director Dave Joyner said
Thursday,
O'Brien left the Nittany Li-
ons less than two years after
replacing Joe Patemo, re-
turning to the NFL to coach
the team with the league's
worst record this season.
Naturally, Joyner said
there has been tremen-


Penn State coach Bill O'Brien answers que
conference in State College, Pa., on April 2


dous interest already in
the vacancy, which should
be more appetizing than
in 2012. A former offen-
sive coordinator for the
Patriots, O'Brien took on
perhaps college football's
toughest. job in January
2012, joining a school rat-
tled by the Jerry Sandusky
child sex abuse scandal.
"I think it's a lot more
attractive at this point,
although we had tremen-
dous interest even in spite


of every
ago," Jo3
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confidence that Penn State
has bestowed upon me
during this critical time
for the football program
and honored. to do my.
part to help Penn State,"
Johnson said.
O'Brien will become the
I third coach in Texans his-
tory, following Dom Ca-
.^^ ,-,, peers, who led the team
S' from its expansion season
in 2002, and Gary Kubiak.
O'Brien was set to be intro-
duced Ftiday in Houston.
Kubiak- took over when
Capers was fired after a
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE 2-14 season in 2005. Ku-
stions during a news biak went 61-64 and led
20. the Texans to their first
thing two years two playoff appearances
yner said. "From and two AFC South titles
rship standpoint, before being fired in early
)ing to be very December.
tive right out of Houston was expected
% Watching what's to contend for the Super
d here the last two Bowl this season, but in-
I was a head coach stead lost nine games by a
:e, would make me touchdown or less to end
ted." up 2-14.
ive line coach Lar- "In your lifetime, you


on is interim head
while the search for
*ment goes on.
fumbled by the


only' get certain oppor-
tunities so many times,"
O'Brien told reporters at a
Houston airport. "This is a


great opportunity to work
with an owner like Mr.
(Bob) McNair and an orga-
nization .like the Texans. It
is a very exciting time for
myself and my family."
O'Brien was proud of his
time at Penn State.
"They gave me my first
opportunity to be a head
coach, and I'll always
thank them for that," he
said. "They're great kids
at Penn State; lot of great
people there."
O'Brien was the first ma-
jor defection this week.
Third-team All-American
wide receiver Allen Rob-
inson decided Thursday to
forgo his final, year of eli-
gibility and enter the NFL
draft.
Robinson set Penn State
season records in recep-
tions (97) and yards re-
ceiving (1,43Z) for the sec-
ond consecutive year. He
wrote on TWitter:. "It was
a honor to wear a penn
state uniform for 3 years.
I will miss my teammates
and coaches, blessed
for the opportunity and
experience."


CollegeFootball Briefs



Texas A&M WR Evans


declares for NFL draft

The Associated Press veon Clowney says he will tackles against the Badgers.
enter for the NFL draft. Facons, Jaguars) to14
COLLEGE STATION, Tex- Likely the top overall Facons. Jaguars to
as Texas A&M receiver talent in the draft class, coach Senior Bowl
Mike Evans is declaring for Clowney finished his col- MOBILE, Ala. The At- \.
the NFL draft. lege career Wednesday in lanta Falcons and'Jackson-
Evans, a redshirt sopho- the Gamecocks' 34-24 vic- ville Jaguars have been se-
mnre was a conspensus tnrvo nvprWiscnnsin in the lected tn oncach the Spninr V, B


All-American and a Bilet--
nikoff Award finalist this
season.
He had 69 receptions
for a school-record 1,394
yards and 12 touchdowns.
He also set a school record
with 279 yards receiv-
ing against Alabama this
year.
He broke his own re-,
cord when he had 287
yards receiving against
Auburn later in the
season.
The 6-foot-5 former bas!
ketball star is rated as one
of the top draft prospects
at his position.
Evans thanked his coach-
es and teammates and
says: "I made this decision
based on what I thought
was best for myself and my
family,"
He started all 26 games
in his two-year career and
had at least two catches in
each of his games.
Clowney entering draft
ORLANDO South Car-
olina defensive end Jade-


Capital One Bowl.
"Before we even put the
pads on, I thought we've
only got 60 minutes and
it's over with," he said.
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Bulldogs
From Page 1B
The game also could
have big implications in
the race for the top seed in
the District 1 tournament,
with the Bulldogs currently
occupying the top spot at
2-0 in league play, while
the Crusaders are 1-1.
Neither team has played
the West Florida Jaguars,
who are 1-0 after beat-
ing Walton, but secur-
ing a season sweep over
Catholic would go a
long way towards earn-
ing that top spot for
Marianna.
"It would be nice to be
able to put it behind us if
we're fortunate enough to
win and put those games
behind us and try to focus
on winning the other dis-
trict games," Blanton said.
"Right now, we're still con-
tinuing to put so much time
into Catholic in terms of
preparation and game film,
so to at least temporarily
be able to put it away and
get ready for other people


would be great. But right
now all we can worry about
is Catholic and trying to get
through this game."
The first meeting was
a rare close game for the
Bulldogs, with 11 of their
14 wins coming by double
digits.
Marianna won three
games in three days over
the likes of Fort Walton
Beach, Florida High, and
Chiles in a pair of Christ-
mas tournaments, but the
Bulldogs took it to a differ-
ent level at Graceville with
perhaps their two most
dominant efforts of the
season.
Blanton said he's not
ready to put the Bulldogs
in Lakeland just yet, but
that he has been impressed
thus far with his players'
ability to raise their level of
play against the best teams
on the schedule.
"It's still early, but if I had
to attribute it to some-
thing it's just challenging
the kids and having them
embrace the challenge
we put in front of them,"
he said. "They're believ-


ing what we're saying that
every week is the toughest
game and we haven't lied
to them. We've been telling
them the truth and they've
continued to improve.
Hopefully we'll continue to
do that moving forward."
The coach said he also
wants his players only
two of whom are seniors
- to stay focused amid the
hype around the great start
to the season and not lose
track of what got them to
this point.
"It's always difficult,
especially with a young
group of kids, but each
time we talk to them and
reinforce the importance
of the next game and the
next opponent they seem
to embrace it and enjoy
that next challenge," he
said. "Hopefully it won't fall
apart and we'll continue to
mature with each game. So
much of it is mental and
they've handled that thus
far very well."
The game tips off at
7 p.m. following the ju-
nior varsity game at 5:30
p.m.


Tigers
From Page 1B
scoring 16 or more points, as well as 8-
of-10 shooting from the free-throw line
down the stretch.
Welch said in reviewing the game, it's
very apparent that his team will have
to do a much better job of defensively
disrupting the offensive rhythm of the
high-powered Bobcats.
"The one thing I noticed was their
comfort level. They made a lot of tough
shots, but they never got uncomfort-
able," the coach said. "Our job as a de-
fensive team is to get them out of what
they're comfortable doing. I don't know
how we're going to do that, but obvi-
ously we'll try to pick the pace up a
little more and get them sped up. When
they're floating around and making
shots, they're tough to beat."
The Tigers have lost just once since
that defeat, winning seven straight be-
fore finally falling to Dothan High 69-64
in overtime of the championship game at
the Downtown Dothan Hoops Classic on
Tuesday.
It was a tough loss to swallow for a
Malone team that nearly overcame five
players fouling out including top two
scorers Baker and Antwain Johnson -
and a 47 to 12 free-throw disparity.
But Welch said he couldn't have been


much happier with what he saw from
the team during the week in Dothan,
with the Tigers taking tough wins over
the likes of Northview (Ala.), Barbour
County (Ala.), and Eufaula (Ala.) before
falling to Dothan.
"I was real proud of my kids. We looked
like a different team," he said. "They
played together and fought through a lot
of adversity. I felt like any of those games,
win or lose, we played well and bonded
as a team. I hope we turned a comer.
We played like a mature team for the
first time all year. Hopefully that will be
a springboard for the second half of the
season."
A win over Paxton would go a long way
in that direction, but to do that the Ti-
gers will have to find a way to match the
intensity and focus that the Bobcats had
in the first meeting.
Welch said he didn't think his players
took the Bobcats lightly necessarily, but
perhaps they weren't prepared for just
how deep they would have to dig down to
get a win.
"It had been a while since we had lost a
district game. I don't know if it was a lack
of respect, but maybe just a comfort lev-
el with us getting used to winning these
games," he said. "We knew they could
play, but they played a lot hungrier than
we did the first time. I hope we'll have
some of that hunger and maybe be able
to return the favor on their home court."


Pirates
From Page lB
Senior guard PJ Her led
Altha with 26 points in the
game, while a 35-point ef-
fort by Jeremy Wert was
wasted in the loss for
Sneads.
Pirates coach Bruce
Hubbs said he was and
continues to be im-
pressed by Altba's play this
season.


Pruitt
From Page 1B
"I'm seeing if there's any-
thing that he can figure out
a way to help us stop these
guys," Pruitt said.
Pruitt was 10 years old
when his father took over at
his alma mater, Plainview.
And 29 years later, he's
still depending on the
unique insight his father
has from more than three
decades of coaching high
school football in and
around Alabama.
For 26 of the last 30 years,
the Pruitt name has been
synonymous with Pla-
inview. Pruitt's own son,
Jayse, is a quarterback with
the Bears, playing for his
grandfather.
"It's really special not only
just to spend time with
your father but to share the
same love, the same pro-
fession, and I mean, he still
does it today," Pruitt said.
"He stays on me a little bit
because now obviously he
coaches my son. He says
I'm the worst parent he's
ever had. It's really special
times being with him."
But it was his own ex-
perience as a high school
coach, first working with
his father at Plainview in
1998 and 2000 before fol-
lowing his dad during a
three-year coaching stint
at Fort Payne, that gave
Pruitt a rare insight into
coaching that's helped him
turn FSU's defense into
one of the best units in the
country.
"To me, the best teach-
ers are the high school
coaches. When you go out
there with a 12-year-old
and you're teaching them
how to get in a stance,
you're teaching them how
to tackle, teaching him how
to block, teaching him how
to use his hands," Pruitt
said. "It's kind of like when
you have a child, you teach
them how to walk, you
teach them how to ride a
bike. They say your name
for the first time. To me
it's very gratifying-to help
mold and develop these
young kids."
After working with his
dad, Pruitt spent three
seasons coaching defense
at Alabama state power
Hoover before jumping
into the college ranks as a
director of player develop-
ment at Alabama in 2007,
where he'd stay before
eventually coaching de-
fensive backs until Florida
State coach Jimbo Fisher
hired him to lead his de-
fense a year ago.
In that time, FSU has


"They're going to be
a real challenge for us.
They're doing real well," he
said. "I know they're well-
coached and for a little
school they play real hard.
I knowwhile we have prob-
ably a few more athletes
than they do, they fight
hard and play hard and
obviously they're doing
something right because
they're No. 2 in the district.
I expect them to come out
and play well. We'll have to


developed into the nation's
No. 1 scoring defense, lim-
iting opponents to just
10.7 points per game this
season.
FSU tries to simulate
Auburn's pace
There is no, simulating
Auburn's hurry-up, no-
huddle attack.


come back and play better
this time."
Sneads will get'a boost
with the presence of 6-
foot-6 junior Alphon-
so Brown, who missed
the first game against
Altha.
But the Pirates have had
trouble finding consisten-
cy even at full strength this
season evidenced by .their
up-and-down effort at the
Tiger Shootout at Gracev-
iMie over the weekend.


But the Seminoles are do-
ing everything they know to
give their defense a similar
look at practice, especially
when it comes to recreating
the dynamic running abil-
ity of Auburn dual-threat
quarterback Nick Marshall.
Florida State has handed
Marshall's No. 14 jersey
to freshman quarterback


SHS opened with its best
performance of the season
in a surprising win over
South Walton, but that was
followed by a 23-point loss
to Bozeman the following
day that left Hubbs won-
dering which is the real
Sneads team.
"We're still trying to find
out who we are. We played
pretty good in Graceville
against South Walton, and
then turned around and
laid an egg. The first half


John Franklin III, who is a
little smaller than Marshall
at 6-foot, 171 pounds, but
provides the unique dy-
namic of world class speed
that Marshall brings to Au-
burn's run-heavy offense.
"He's so fast, it's hard just
chasing him every day at
practice," FSU defensive
tackle Timmy Jernigan


(against Bozeman) was
fine, but then we went
back to our old ways and
turned the ball over too
much and didn't play like
a team, he said. "I hope
the first team comes out
Friday and not the sec-
ond one, but time will
tell."
If the team that beat
South Walton doesn't start
showing up more often
for Sneads, the Pirates will
likely find themselves re-


said. "I think he gives us a
great look getting ready for
Nick Marshall. He's very
fast, man."
Much like Marshall,
Franklin was also recruited
as a defensive back. A run-
first quarterback at South
Plantation High School,
Franklin has sub-4.4 speed
and has used that to rec-


maiming near the bottom
of the league standings.
"It's time we startdclimb-
ing out of this hole and
we can only do it one at
a time," Hubbs said. "We
can't get ahead of ourselves.
It can't be two or three be-
fore we win the first one.
This will be real important
for us. I expect some good
things and hope we can
get rid of those bad mis-
takes and play some good
defense."


reate Marshall's excellent
sideline-to-sideline speed
that's allowed him to rush
for 1,023 yards and 11
touchdowns this season.
"Franklin, man, he's just
- he does a great job at
just hiding the ball, getting
the ball off, giving the DBs
different looks," Jernigan
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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Today will be busy
and demanding. Stay
focused on what needs to
be done.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Don't be deceived by
rumors; someone may be
trying to manipulate you.
Use your own judgment
and avoid risk-takers.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) Take some time to
be alone. Leaveyour work
for tomorrow. This is a
good day to muse about
the past and the future.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
- Keep pace with the go-
getters. You are too busy to
make time for people with
no direction.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) It's a good day to
find ways to pick up new
skills and knowledge.
You'll get ahead if you
continue to solidify your
assets.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
- Get a checkup if you
have been having health
concerns. This is not the
day to let things slide.
Follow through with your
goals to give-yourself a
greater sense of purpose.
Make time to rejuvenate.
CANCER (June 21-July
22) You may want to
check up on someone.
Your intervention may not
be welcome, but it will be
helpful.
LEO.(July 23-Aug. 22)
- Maintain a skeptical
attitude. Insincerity from
your acquaintances is
likely to lead you astray.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.22)
- It's time to take care of
unfinished business. Let
go of projects that have no
legs, and instead focus on
those with promise.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
23) To avoid conflict,
you should maintain an
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SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
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beneficial. Your observa-
tions will provide insights
that will change your
path. If you put yourself
in someone else's shoes,
you'll feel fortunate.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov.
23-Dec. 21) It's time to
enjoy friends and thought-
provoking entertainment.
Consider a change of
residence.


Annie's Mailbox


Dear Annie: Could you please perform a
public service about smartphones? Some
people behave as if the planet belongs
to them alone. They should know that
(a) nobody wants to hear your personal
conversation at ear-splitting volume in
a public place, and (b) if you are texting
while on a sidewalk, stairwell or other
public thoroughfare, please lift your head
and watch where you are going. Others
are under no obligation to clear a path-
way for you.
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Dear Irritated: We've heard plenty of
stories about people who are so ab-
sorbed in their texting while crossing the
street that they don't notice the car com-
ing right at them. Or they walk into walls
and trip over dogs. Also, too many people


think they have to shout into a cell-
phone, when they are perfectly audible
(and much easier on the ears) at a lower
volume. But of course, the worst offend-
ers never think you mean them. We hope
they see this and shape up.

Dear Annie: I'd like to add to your
answer to "Bound, Gagged and Furious,"
who was the victim of a home invasion.
Although she and her friend seem to
be taking it in stride now, it would be
perfectly normal for them to have some
lingering trauma after the adrenaline and
attention have subsided. People routine-
ly seek counseling for less intense events.
I think they'd benefit from a couple of
sessions to make sure they're OK.
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Bridge


One of the arts of defense is painting
the wrong picture of a deal for declared.
He thinks the cards lie one way when
they actually lie differently.
The International Bridge Press Associa-
tion Gidwani Family Trust Defense of the
Year award was won by Fredrik Nystrom
from Sweden. The journalist prize went
to Micke Melander from Sweden.
The deal occurred during the 2012
World Mind Sports Games (formerly
World Team Olympiad) final in Lille,
France. (These were held too late to be
considered for that year's awards.) A
natural auction led to Sbuth's playing in
four hearts. West led his third-highest
club.
The contract did not look too testing.
South, expecting to lose at most two
hearts and one diamond, won with dum-
my's club ace (East dropped the queen,
promising the jack as well) and played a
trump to his king. West took his ace and
returned a low club. Declarer ruffed away
East's jack and continued with the heart
jack. What did Nystrom (East) do after-
winning with his queen?
South, Cezary Balicki from Poland, the
world's 14th-ranked player, needed to
get to his hand to draw East's last trump.
We can see that he could have done that
in diamonds. However, East cashed his
diamond ace, then led his spade nine.
To declarer, it looked as though East.


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ace. South, thinking that he had to enter
his hand by ruffing the third round of
spades, won with dummy's spade queen
and tried to cash the spade ace. East's
ruff was a considerable shock.


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Be your own boss and partner with the
world's largest commercial
cleaning franchise. $20K!
equipment, supplies, training and $5,000.
in monthly customer included.
1-888-273-5264
www.janiking.com
Consignment Shop in Dothan FOR SALE
specializing in clothing & acc. for women.
Well established with over 400 consignors
& a growing customer base, sales of
100K + yr. Unlimited potential for increase
sales & expansion. Store fixtures, eqiup,
& database included, Will.train new owner.
Leave message at 334-677-5113

Janitorial Business for sale
Equipment, training and 60K
annual gross $19,500
0 504-915-1474 m

LIU) -MERCHANDISE
F IREWOOD &e FUEL

Split Oak Firewood
Delivered in the Wiregrass!
$75 For a Full Sized Pickup load.
$12 for 5 Gallon bucket of kindling wood.
4 334-393-9923 4


FURITURE & H OUSE-HOLD0ITEMS
AMF Playmaster Pool Table- Red felt 4x8. Very
good condition. All accessories included. Buy-
er responsible for moving. Located in Enter-
prise. $1750.00 OBO. Call or text 334-806-6004.


DIABETIC TEST STRIPS
NEEDED I BUY SEALED/
UNEXPIRED BOXES
CALL BOB (334) 219-4697
OR (850) 710-0189


Wanted: Old Coins, Gold,
Diamonds, Guns, And Tools
West Main Jewelry & Loan 334-671-1440.
MISCELLANS333SAE3
RN Program Textbooks Six books have never
been used and those that were factory shrink
plastic wrapped still are. At Chipola College
bookstore these 6 are sold in a bundle for $317
+ tax. 1. All-in-One Care Planning Resource
(3rd Ed. ; 2. Comp. Review for NCLEX Exam (5th
Ed.); 3. Mosby's Nursing Drug Guide (10th Ed.)
; 4. Mosby's Med. Dictionary of Nursing (9th
Ed.)5. Mosby's Diagnostic Test Ref (11 Ed.); 6.
Custom eBook Library for all the above.
(Pageburst) Textbooks above are 2nd bundle
for RN prog. @ Chipola. Also have 1st bundle
some never used all in excellent cond. (pd.
$734) other items required for program.
Would consider breaking bundle IF I could sell
2 or more to individual. Call 850-274-8776.


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(iy) PETS & ANIMALS


All left over Christmas Babies are on sale 1!
Yorkies, Shorkie, Yorkies Mixes and
Japanese Chin Mix. 334-718-4886

( f) FARMER'S MARKET



GREEN FROZEN
^*1^^ PEANUTS
We 'also have
shefled peanuts
850-352-4423
850-209-3322 or 850-S73-6594
4 4128 Hwy 231




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All Farm Fresh!
220 W. Hwy 52 Malvern
334-793-6690.


BULK WHEAT
for Sale
$9.00 per bussell
S229-246-1340 4n

,^ MADDOX FARMS
I yK Beautiful Bermuda Coastal Hay
4 Round Rolls $50 4 Square $5
S--- Call 334-791-0023

Top Quality Coastal Bermuda
Hay -Large Rolls
Fertilized & Weed Control
4* 850-209-9145 40


I u. MADDOX FARMS
^', Horse Boarding
., (barn or pastures)
Beautiful Trails
Excellent Care
Call 334-791-0023 or 334-791-7312


If You Have It and Don't Need It...
Sell It in the CLASSIFIED


f Buying Pine/ Hardwood
in your area.
No tract too smafl /Custom Thini
Ca Pea River Timber
I 334-389-2003 I

( |!) EMPLOYMENT


The Jackson County Floridan
is looking for a
Dock Worker
for newspaper distribution.
The dock worker provides security and
quality control for newspaper distribution
and archives. This position assists with
deliveries, route and rack maintenance and
is responsible for the maintaining the
parking lot and mailroom.
This position works 10:30pm to 7:00am
Monday through Thursday and Saturday
with occasional overtime and some
holidays. The ideal candidate is'dependable,
has reliable transportation, has experience
working nights, is security minded, has good,
math skills, is able to lift andfcarry 50 Ibs,
has experience in customer service,
works well with others and is able to work
without supervision.
We offer a full benefit package that
includes, medical, dental, 401K and paid
vacation. EOE/M/F/D/V. Pre-employment
drug and background screen required.
You may apply online at
www.bhmghc.com.


SHOLS &INTRCTO
< Look ahead to your
future! Start training
TIs for a new career in
FOR IS Medical Assisting,
COLLEGE Medical Office Admin.,
Pharmacy Technology,
& HVAC!
Call Fortis College 855-445-3276
For consumer info: visit www.fortis.edu




1/1 apt. near Blue Springs $525/month;
$400/deposit Call Joanne 850-693-0570.
* 2BR/1 R BA Apartment For Rent jk
Nice Neighborhood S600/MO. I
P Cal 850-482-5134 -4

Huge 6BR/4BA Home for rent in Marianna,
GREAT HOME FOR MULTI FAMILIES : 2 kitch -
ens, 2 dining, 3 living, plenty of storage,
barn.huge fenced pool.Will consider separat-
ing into individual apartments. No Contract
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL $100 OFF DEPOSIT
1A 1/4 Mile From Wal-Mart 850-544-0440 )k

1 & 2BR Apartments in Marianna
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
Lot rent included. For details
+ 850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4w
S2 &3BR Mobile Homes
in Marianna & Sneads (850)209-8595 |
*s 3BR IBA House for rent,
Safe neighborhood, $575/mo + dep.
Call 850-573-8180 ask for Dave


Seeking Dynamic and Innovative
Managing Editor
The Dothan Eagle, a 26,000 daily newspaper located in Dothan, Al, is seeking a superstar
Managing Editor. We are a BH Media company located in Southeast Al just 80 miles from
the sugar white beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. We have sister weekly and daily publications
in Marianna Florida, Enterprise Al, Eufaula Al, and Opelika, Al. The paper seeks a deadline-
oriented all-purpose editor with a strong passion for local content. The position requires
competency and experience in all areas including staff supervision, reporting, editing,
page design, social media, photography and online news presentation.
QUALIFICATIONS:
* Candidates must have a proven track record of successfully managing day to day
operations of an active newsroom.
* This position requires brilliant news judgment, strong leadership and coaching skills,
solid community relations and a passion for both digital and print journalism.
* You must demonstrate extremely innovative thinking all while maintaining a good
sense of humor and positive attitude.
" The ideal candidate will have at least TEN years experience in journalism with a
minimum of five years of experience as an assigning and supervising editor.
* Daily newspaper newsroom and digital media experience is a must.
* Strong ability to meet deadlines consistently and perform under pressure.


I Journalism degree from a reputable college or university. .


The paper offers an outstanding benefits package that
includes vacation, quality health insurance and a 401K plan.
QEOE/M/F/D/V.
Pre-employment drug and background screen required.

You may apply online at www.bhmginc.com


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Afford 3/2 Brick Home Engery Effiecent
2 car garage and covered porch $850 Mo. +
Dep. Also Cottondale 3/1.5 Brick Co. Hm. on
1 ac. $650. + dep. RENT OR OPTION TO BUY w/
Income & Credit approval
Call 850-579-4317 & 850-466-1965
Austin Tyler & Co *
Quality Homes & Apartments
850- 526-3355 or austintylerco.com
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"


Lease/Option To Buy 3/2 hardwood floors,
CH&A 2940 Dogwood St. close to
Riverside school. (MARIANNA) $875. mo.
850-718-6541 4m


2/2 located in Sneads $350. mo.
850-573-0308 40
*2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes I6 Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
http:// www.charloscountryliving.com.
* 850-209-8847 ^
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes in Cottondale.
NO PETS CH&A $325- $500/Month
Please call 850-258-1594 or
850-638-8570 Leave Message
3/2 Nice in country ideal for couple 16x80
clean .carport, storage bldg. edge of town
Cottondale $650. mo. $700. dep. water &
sewage included Front & Back porch
850-352-2103. Background check & Ref. Req.
Small Quiet Family Oriented Park 1,2 & 3BR
MH's for Rent includes water, garbage,
lawn care, No Pets 850-592-1639

C^\^ RESIDENTIAL
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FOR SALE BY
AUCTION
"Everyone Welcome"
Auction Held At Propeity
Saturday, January 25 @ 12PM CST
Preview from 11:30 AM or Drive-By Anytime
80 Acres w Home Site
2 Deep Wells, Septic Tank
5748 Hartsfield Road
Greenwood, Florida
MATHEW EBERIUS (727) 488-2423
MEberius@AHAuctioneers.com








AU RECREATION


Jaco 2008 Jay Flight G2 series travel trailer
22 ft. Bunk House, lots of storageTV with
surround sound & DVD, microwave, gas or
elec. electric awning/lift, sleeps 6
excellent condition. $9500. Call anytime
850-638-9363 or 850-326-0124


Winnebago 1995 Vectra 33 ft. C/H&A, auto lev-
eling, Q-bed, new tires, batteries, frig. 7.5 Onan
generator, Ig. awning, lots of storage in & out-
side, micr-convection oven combo, gas stove,
hot water heater, 30 or 50 amp power, all
original paper work. $20,000. OBO 334-585-6689
TRAVEL.TR IL:1.O:SIFO:1RENT
Cargo Trailer enclosed 12ft long, less than
4000 miles, rear and side doors. Bought in
September $2300. OBO 217-424-1033.

TRANSPORTATION


Ford 1994 F-150 XLT, single cab, auto, 302 V8,
dual tanks, PS, PB, PS, PDL, PW, complete
brake job, full tune up. Red/Silver, red cloth
seat. Looks, runs and drives good. Must see!
$4,595. Owner, Dothan, 334-671-3059.
G&and Marque 2008 leather seat, 1-owner
low mileage, black w/ gray int. new tires,
Garage kept looks like new 334-797-5151 __
Honda 2009 Accord, 4 door, Super Sharp! Like
new, $200 down, $249 per month. Call Ron Ellis
334-714-0028. _____
Uma-mS~jimLincoln 2004 Town Car


Signtur, diloandedr, ceath-
an erte leta iketon new, clrean, 94k
bater Ol00 miles, 2sowner $7500.at
conitin.$1450. Cll334-790-7959. ___
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bandttery. Onl17000 miles. ISinve immaculactep

$14,500. 334-405-7402________
Nissan 2009 Altima. Good family car, great gas
mileage, fully loaded, pwr windows, cruise, AT,
AM-FM, CD. $250 down, $250 per month. Call
Steve Hatcher 334-791-8243. ______
Nissan Altima 2013, low miles, Must Sell!! $200
down, $279 per month. Call Ron Ellis 334-714-
0028.____________


Toyota 2011 Camry SE, Prices Are Out of Sight!
Roof, wheels, pwr seat, pwr windows, AT,
AM/FM/CD, Great gas mileage. $300 down,
$300 per month. Call Steve Hatcher 334-791-
8243.


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-RIDE TODAY!
GOT BAD CREDIT?
S* $0 Down/lst Payment,
A Tax, Tag & Title Pass
F,& T Repo pass bankruptcy
LOW CREDIT OK -SSI&VAOK
Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550


1981 BMW Motorcycle RI1ORS 1000cc Red
Smoke. Perfect condition, Many extras. $4,995.
Call 334-470-1972 or 470-1971.
2008 High Booster 1300 GSX Motorcycle Navy
Blue w/pipes baffled out and jet pipes. Nice,
Only 7745 Miles. $7000. 850-573-4630.
METRIC BIG TWIN 2004 Suzuki Volusia 830 cc
15k miles, garage kept, chromed out, over 4k in
accessories, kick shifter, floorboards Vance
and Hines pipes, windshield, driving lights,
crash bar, bags, factory sissy bar, see to appre-
ciate, a steal at 3.5 k obo. 334-794-8709

16' Flatbed Utility Trailer Like new. Purchased
in 2010. Asking $1,400 cash.334-685-4807


1ST PLACE TO CALL FOR ALL OF
YOUR TOWING NEEDS!

AUTO BODY & RECYCLING
PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR JUNK CARS
Contact Jason Harger at 334-791-2624

CALL FOR TOP PRICE
FOR JUNK VEHICLES
I ALSO SELL USED PARTS
24 HOUR TOWING 4 334-792-8664

lop a Apcdd Chad's Used &
Salvage Cars LLC
PAYS TOP DOLLAR $$$
for you Junk Vehicals
4 WE WILL COME AND HAUL 4m
Chad Gibson 334-684-8481 or 334-588-0047


WE WILL BUY YOUR CAR
OUTRIGHT!
Regardless of year, make, model, we have
millions of dollars on hand to pay you good
money for your current vehicle.
We Are On The Coast But Worth The Drive,
& reputable, & we can give you a fair price
appraisal in 15 minutes.
Call for appoine dealer. 877-497-7975


LEGALS


LF160351
Notice Under Fictitious Name Law
Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned,
desiring to engage in business under the ficti-
tious name of RC Guns & Ammo located at 6553
Messer Rd., in the County of Jackson, in the
City of Grand Ridge, Florida 32442 intends
to register the said name with the Division of
Corporations of the Florida Department of
State, Tallahassee, Florida.
Dated this 31st day of December 31, 2013
RC Fabrication LLC.
6553 Messer Rd.
Grand Ridge, FL 32442


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LF160336
NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED ADOPTION
OF ORDINANCE
The public is hereby notified that the Board of
County Commissioners of Jackson County,
Florida, intends to hold a public hearing to con-
sider the adoption of a proposed ordinance en-
titled:
AN ORDINANCE OF JACKSON COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AMENDING THE JACKSON COUNTY CODE
OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 38, FLOODS. SEC-
TION 103 DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE FLOOD-
PLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, CHANGING THE DESIG-
NATION OF THE FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, REPEALER,
AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE;
in its Commission meeting room, 2864 Madison
Street, in the City of Marianna, Florida, on Jan-
uary 14,2014, at 9:15 AM Central Time, at
which time and place any and all persons de-
siring to present any matter for or against said
proposed ordinance may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance. A
copy of the proposed ordinance is available for
inspection by the public at the County Adminis-
trator's Office, County Administration Building,
2864 Madison Street, Marianna, Florida.
DATED this ______________, 2014.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
JACKSON COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: /s/ Chuck Lockey
Hon. Chuck Lockey, Chairman


Got a Clunker
We'll be your Junker!
We buy wrecked cars C
and Farm Equip. at a
fair and honest price!
$250 & t Complete Cars
CALL 334-714-6285

Sa* We buy Wrecked Vehicles
Running ornot!
L- 334-799576 or 344-791-4714.----

If You Hove It and Don't Need It...
Sell It in the CLASSIFIED


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850-573-1880
Serving Jackson and Surrounding Counties
CONCRETE WORK &-COATINGS
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House Slabs Sidewalks
Driveways & Pole Barns
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FIncues WinedPowsind CaBrpets
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Dzrand Excavation Work
Ponds- Road Building Demolition
Pine Tree Planting Herbicide Spraying
Fire Line Plowing Burning
850,762-9402
Ciay O'Neal Cell 850-832-5055
clayslandclearing@gmaiI.com


NEW USED TIRES
NEW TIREH BELOW RETAIL PRICES!
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850.526.1700
Hours: Mon-Fri 7-5 Sat 7-1
2978 Pierce Street (behind Tim's Flordsl)


North Florida Rental
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^'More Models Available
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2890 Noland St.- Marianna



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POWER PRODUCTS 4& -a
MODEL #PS32, PS421, PSS5O0In Stock
More Models Available
850-526-7368*
2890 Noland St. Marianna


HAPPY
HOME REPAIR
WE'LL BEAT ANT RICE!
Big Or Small Jobs WELCOME




"Beautification of Your Home"
Carpentry/Painting Installations
Furniture Repair & Refinishing
General Repairs Insured
Withnt H Lon, J.I80)6-20


I Tony's Roof and Debris
Removal. Remove small
debris off roof tops.
850-394-7075



Tree Removal Tree Trimming I
9Stump Grinding
Insured Free Estimates

593-4455


Clean Your Closet
I will buy your slightly used
undamaged clothing.
Call (850) 348-0588




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35 Years in Business
2 WI MOVE PoiTABIL BUiLiDs NG BBLm

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ROOFING CO.
265-6023
LICENSE # RC0043637
LAI, davidlewisroofing@knology.net
1406 Minnesota Ave. Lynn Have, FL 32444


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