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Vol. 91 No. 4

Crash victims identified

From staff reports
The Florida Highway Patrol has
identified the person who died in
an Interstate 10 crash in Jackson
County early last Thursday after-
noon. From the Central Florida
community of Mims in Broward
County, the woman was identi-
fied as 50-year-old Doris Krupp.

A seriously injured woman
from the same vehicle was also
Krupp and 19-year-old Chris-
tina Montesano were passengers
in a 2001 Dodge Caravan driven
by Melissa Montesano, 21, also
of Mims.
See CRASH, Page 7A

A passenger in this Dodge Caravan
died at the scene of a crash on
Interstate 10 in Jackson County
early Thursday afternoon. The
victim was identified as 50-year-
old Doris Krupp of Mims, a Central
Florida community. Florida Highway
Patrol troopers, Jackson County
deputies and medical emergency
personnel from Jackson County Fire
Rescue responded to the crash.

Calhoun County

FHP: Man

runs stop

sign, causes

2-car wreck
From staff reports
Victims were airlifted to area
medical centers for treatment
Friday after being injured in a
serious accident near the in-
tersection of State Road 69 and
County Road 274 in Calhoun
County, just over the Jackson
County line.
According to the Florida High-
way Patrol, a 2006 Ford F150
driven by Jason Brown, 33, of
Hosford was westbound on
County Road 286 approaching
the intersection of SR 69 around
10:30 a.m. Friday.
Meanwhile, a 2014 Nissan
Frontier driven by Christopher
Coleman, 36, of Hartford, Ala.,
was northbound on SR 69, ap-
proaching the intersection of CR
As Coleman's vehicle ap-
proached the intersection,
Brown failed to safely stop his
truck at the stop sign before
proceeding into the intersec-
tion. As a result, the front por-
tion of Brown's Ford struck the
front portion of Coleman's Nis-
san. Both vehicles were sent in a
northwesterly direction.
See CALHOUN, Page 7A


save money
Special to the Floridan
It is that time of year again
to make applications for tax
Jackson County Property Ap-
praiser Sharon Cox reminds
Jackson County
\ s home-owners
who have moved,
1\ bought or built a
home, or placed
a mobile home
on their property
S in 2013 to make a
Cox ..
new application
for the homestead exemption in
A mobile home must be de-
clared as real property by the
owners) in the Property Ap-
praiser's Office to be assessed on
the tax roll ,
Property owners must reside
on their property as of Jan. 1 to
be eligible for the exemption.
To qualify for the exemption,
the property owners) will need
a current Florida driver license
or Florida ID card, Florida car
registration and, if the owners)
vote, a Jackson County voter ID
card for the precinct in which
they live. These documents
should reflect your current ad-
dress and be dated before Jan. 1.

Ospreys buzz in skies

Aircraft like this CV-22 Osprey were seen running low in the skies over Jackson County Thursday night.


Callers were concerned about low flying craft

Concerned callers lit up the emergency
lines at the Jackson County Sheriff's Of-
fice on Thursday night as low-flying air-
craft buzzed overhead in neighborhoods
near Marianna Municipal Airport and
the Indian Springs subdivision.
Jackson County Sheriff Lou Roberts
confirmed on Friday that he learned
those were Osprey aircraft deployed to
carry out military training maneuvers.
Stationed at Hurlburt Field, an Air Force
special operations wing based in nearby
Waltoft County, the Osprey CV22s were
here to carry out nighttime formation
exercises at Marianna Municipal Airport,
performing approaches, landings and
such, according to the public relations
department at Hurlburt.
Roberts said he also understood they
were working in a flight line stretching
from Marianna to Tallahassee. Osprey
aircraft have the capacity to behave as
an airplane or convert into helicopter
They worked in the general area for
about two hours, with some apprehen-
sive residents reporting that they feared
a crash was imminent when they heard

and saw the craft flying so low to the
ground, Roberts said. Others were just
Roberts said he understood the con-
cerns, and that it would be nice if military
officials would notify law enforcement
when such exercises were scheduled
here so his dispatchers could explain if
people called in. He doesn't foresee that
happening, however, and said he also
understood the need to keep a tight rein
on such information.
"We're close to some military bases,
so occasionally they'll train here. I guess
when you're sitting at your house and
they're flying low overhead, it is discon-
certing, but it's also something that I and,
I think, most of us are willing to tolerate
because these training sessions are what
help keep our country safe. We just have
to be patient with it."
The Marianna airport, he said, is in a
way ideal for the exercises because of its
history as a flight training point for mili-
tary pilots.
He was not sure how many Ospreys
were here, and the Hurlburt source was
also unsure, but civilians reported see-
ing more than one in the air at the same

OsprMy Fact Sheet
(Editor's note. This Osprey fact sheet
was provided by a public relations officer at
Hurlburt field)
Mission: The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor
aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff,
hover and vertical landing qualities of a he-
licopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency
and speed characteristics of a turboprop
aircraft. Its mission is to conduct long-range
infiltration, exfiltration and resupply mis-
sions for special operations forces.
Features: This versatile, self-deployable
aircraft offers increased speed and range
over other rotary-wing aircraft, enabling
Air Force Special Operations Command
aircrews to execute long-range special op-
erations missions. The CV-22 can perform
missions that normally would require both
fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. The CV-
22 takes off vertically and, once airborne,
the nacelles (engine and prop-rotor group)
on each wing can rotate into a forward posi-
tion. The CV-22 is equipped with integrated
threat countermeasures, terrain-following
radar, forward-looking infrared sensor and
other advanced avionics systems that allow
See OSPREY, Page 7A

Construction begins on SR 69 Stafford Creek bridge

Special to the Floridan
Construction begins the week
of Jan. 6 on a $2.7 million project
to construct a new bridge over
Stafford Creek on State Road 69,

3.5 miles north of State Road 20
in Blountstown.
According to the Florida De-
partment of Transportation, the
project includes reconstruction
of bridge approaches, signage

and pavement markings. Traffic
will use a temporary bridge that
will be erected parallel to the cur-
rent structure. Work is scheduled
to he complete by next winter.
All transportation activities

are weather dependent and may
be delayed or rescheduled in
the event of inclement weather.
Motorists are reminded to pay
attention and use. caution when
driving through the work zone.


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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, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Attendance
limited to people with a desire to stop drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in the
board room of Camipbelltonr-Graceville.Hospital,
5429 College Drive, in Graceville.

Chipola new and returning students -8a.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 Unemploy-
ment" 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. .
) Spring musical theatre auditions 5 p.m:at
Chipola Center for the Arts for Von Trapp children
.and 6:30 for adults and others. Contact Charles
Sirmon 718-2227 or sirmonc@chipola.edu.
Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting
- 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church,
3975 U.S. 90 W., Marianna. Business meetings are
fourth Mondays; other Mondays are for projects,
lessons, 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 co-pay per member. For more info call 482-5255.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

Late registration 8 a.m. to 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.,
) Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior.
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
Employability Workshop 2:30 p.m. Marianna
One Stop Career Center. "Top.10 Job Search Tips" is
the workshop. It is free and open to the public. The
workshop is facilitated by a Certified Motivational
Gareer Coach. Visit employflorida.com to register
for these informative workshops.
Marianna City Commission Meeting 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 the AA room of First United Methodist

Community Calenda
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Closed dis-
cussion with 12 & 12 study. Everyone 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.

AARP tax aide training session 9 a.m. to 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 Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in.Marianna.

Forest Certification 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, Mari-
ahna. Cost $15 which includes materials, lunch and
breaks. SAF Continuing Forest Education credits
approved for this workshop: 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
Employability Workshop 2:30 p.m. Marianna
One Stop Career Center. "Making Positive First
Impressions" 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.
Chipola Regional Workforce Development
Board Executive Committee Meeting 5 p.m. in
the Workforce Board Community Room, Marianna.
Meeting accessible to individuals with disabilities
or physical impairments. People with hearing or
speech impairments contact Lisa Wells at 718-
0456, ext. 101 through the Florida Relay system by
dialing 7-1-1.
) Chipola Regional Workforce Development
Board General Meeting 6 p.m. in the Workforce,
Board Community Room, Marianna. Meeting ac-
cessible to individuals with disabilities or physical
impairments. People with hearing or speech impair-
ments contact Lisa Wells at 718-0456, ext. 101,
through the Florida Relay system by dialing 7-1-1.
Town of Grand Ridge Council meeting 6 p.m.
at the Grand Ridge Town hall. Public invited. Call
592-4621. '
) Jackson County Branch of the NAACP
monthly meeting 6 p.m. St. James
) The William Dunaway Chapter, Florida Soci-
ety, Sons of the American Revolution meet-
ing-6:30 p.m. at Jim's Buffet and Grill in Marianna
forannual officer installation meeting. Program
by Dale Cox speaking on" Daniel Boone in Florida."
Anyone interest in SAR welcome. For more info call
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion,,
8-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-

donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance lim-
ited to people with a desire to stop drinking; papers
will not be signed.

) ACT Registration deadline Chipola College
for February test date. For information, call 718-2211
or visit www.chipola.edu.
) Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast 7-9
a.m. at the Agricultural Center on Penn Ave. in
) Hooks and Needles 10 a.m. at the Jackson,
County Public Library, Mariahna Branch. New and
experienced hand crafters 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
Marianna 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 and
hang-ups." Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 8-9
p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St.'in Marianna.

Alford Community Health Clinic Hours -10
a.m. until last patient is seen, at 1770 Carolina St. in
Alford. The free clinic for income-eligible patients
without medical insurance treats short-term ill-
nesses and chronic conditions. Appointments avail-
able (call 263-7106 or 209-5501); walk-ins welcome.
Sign in before 11 a.m.
) Chipola Chapter, NSDAR, will meet for "Shar-
ing of Quilts" 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, 4362 Lafayette St., Marianna. Arrive at
10:30 to set up quilt display. Bring a brown bag
lunch. Guest welcome. For information contact at
638-1947 or cdjordan@bellsouth.net.
Alcoholics Anonymous Open Meeting 4:30-
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna.

Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Discussion
- 6:30 p.m. in AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St. in Marianna. Attendance
limited to people with a desire to stop drinking.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting 8 p.m. in
the board room of Campbellton-Graceville Hospital,
5429 College Drive, Graceville.

Marianna Lions Club Meeting Noon at Jim's
Buffet & Grill, 4329 Lafayette St., Marianna. Call
Tickets on sale for Chipola Artist Series event
Harpist Annal'aria Mendieta 2-5 p.m. at
Chipola Box Office or online tickets at www.chipola.
edu. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for age 18 and
younger. The music and dance program is complete
with Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers.

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

Police Roundup

The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for Jan. 2, the latest
available report: One drunk
pedestrian, one hospice
death, one stolen tag, one sus-
picious person, one burglary,
one verbal disturbance, one
power line down, two traffic
stops, one larceny complaint,
one noise disturbance, one
animal complaint, one sex
offense, one assist of another
agency, one open door or win-
dow discovered on patrol, one
threat/harassment complaint,
and 14 home security

The Jackson County Sheriffs
Office and county fire/rescue
reported the
-y *-^ following
incidents for
Jan. 2, the lat-
I ,C ME est available
report: Five
accidents, one
stolen tag, one stolen vehicle,
one abandoned vehicle, one
suspicious vehicle, one suspi-
cious incident, two suspicious
people, one clothing escort,
one funeral escort, one high-
way obstruction, one report
of mental fllness, 12 medical
calls, four traffic crashes, one

burglar alarm, one power line
down, nine traffic stops, two
civil disputes, one trespass
complaint, one assault, one
suicide attempt, three ani-
mal complaints, 22 property
checks, one assist of a motorist
or pedestrian,.one retail theft,
two 911 hang-ups, one welfare
check, four transports and one
threat/harassment complaint.

The following people were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
) Nathan Pelt, 27, 4233 Roul-
hac St., Marianna, violation of
state probation.

James Pumphrey, 20, 2085
Garry Ave, Sneads, violation of
conditional release.
) Jasmine Peterson, 24, 1457
Carver Drive, Panama City, fail-
ure to pay fine-no valid driver's
) Ronnie Owen, 45, 206 NG
St., Albion, WA, fugitive from
) Brandon Tyus, 25,2340 Wal-
ters Road, Cottondale, violation
of county probation.
) John Bryan, 43, 5075 Bass-
wood Road, Bascom, driving
under the influence, possession
of a controlled substance.
) Russell Green, 49,1964
Blank Lan6, Sneads, hold for
court, hold for DOC.
Jail Population: 198


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Resolve to be honest with

Don't make prom-
ises you cant keep
for 2014. It's a
brand new year, and many
folks are happy to see the
end of what has been a
tough year.
As usual, some folks are
so excited about a New
Year that they are making
New Year's resolutions
concerning a variety of
things. In many situations
some people's New Year's
resolutions will have a
very familiar ring to them.
Maybe it's because they've
been making those same
NewYear's resolutions
for the last five years but
haven't fulfilled any of
them yet.
To call these individu-
als procrastinators seems
a little harsh, but what

would we call them?
Wishful thinkers, hopeful
dreamers, pretenders, or
NjEu st plain
Murp lazy might
~E~ all fit the bill.
~ If we have
never walked
wor run a
quarter of
Thomas a mile, why
Vincent would we
Murphy promise our-
selves we'll
walk or run a mile every
day? If every meal we eat
contains meat, why would
we promise ourselves we
will not eat a drop of meat
during the new year and
we'll become a serious
vegetarian? It's not impos-
sible, but without some
serious prayer it would be
a tough task?

During the start of
2014, why not make a
New Year's resolution to
be "honest with myself,"
and make solid, realistic
decisions to improve in a
comfortable manner. In
other words, we should
make resolutions we can
and will keep.
For most of us, mak-
ing smooth, consistent
changes will work much
better than abrupt ones,
in more ways than one.
Instead of becoming dis-
appointed or disgusted in
our lack of achievements,
we will be proud and
excited about the changes
taking place; and look
forward to continuing the
process of improving.
Some people have
become so'disappointed

in themselves for not
sticking to their planned
changes at the beginning
of each year that they've
given up on trying new
things that could ben-
efit their lives. There are
already enough stressful
situations in our world, so
we shouldn't add more by
biting off more than we
can chew.
It's good for each of us to
do what we can to better
ourselves, but the way we
go about doing so is the
key to being successful.
Don't give up; just read-
just and try to accomplish
realistic goals. Some of us
need challenges that will
help stimulate us while
we're living in this uncer-
tain world. Move forward
with confidence.

Historic agreement signed with Florida A&M
Special to the Floridan I ____own"_ - H 1. 11ur

Superintendent Regi-
nald James and the Gads-
den County School Board
have again shown their
commitment to provid-
ing enhanced educational
opportunities for stu-
dents in the district who
are interested in pursuing
a college education after
Currently the district of-
fers such programs as the
STEM and Career Acade-
mies, TCC dual enrollment
and. outreach programs
and Upward Bound.
To add to these initia-
tives, the superinten-
dent and board recently
entered into a first-time
agreement with the board
of trustees of Florida A&M
University to offer dual
enrollment through the
College of Agriculture and
Food Sciences.
Though open to any
eligible Gadsden student,
this effort is designed to
serve as a pipeline to the
university for students
interested in agriculture,
such as those enrolled
in the Plant Biotechnol-
ogy Academy at East
The Academy was begun
three years ago under the
leadership of Dr. Sylvia

Pictured (from left) are: Dr. Melvin'Roberts, East Gadsden principal; Ariel Howard; Devondre
Shaw; and Curtis Richardson, STEM coordinator.

Jackson, the district's K-12
director. She is also cred-
ited with working out the
details of the, agreement
with FAMU. Beginning
with the spring 2014 se-
mester, the university will
offer a sequence of three
courses where eligible
students can earn high
school and college credit
"We are excited about
this new partnership with
FAMU and the opportuni-
ties it will provide for our

students," said Dr. Melvin
Roberts, the new principal
at East Gadsden.
Students will get ahead-
start on college and save,
money on, later college
costs. Dean Robert Taylor
of the FAMU CoAFS says
he and the faculty are look-
ing forward to Gadsden's
students being a part of
the college and promises
scholarships and other
forms of aid if they enroll
at the university upon

This spring, Ariel How-
ard and Devondre Shaw
will be the first to enroll in
AGG4420, Human Sustain-
ability. Plans are to greatly
enhance the number of
students taking the FAMU
course in the fall term and
to broaden the course of-
ferings in the future.
Any student interested
in this dual enrollment
program can contact their
guidance counselor or
call Curtis Richardson at

Pollock graduates from basic training

Special to the Floridan

Army National Guard
Pvt. Jerry J.C. Pollock has
graduated from basic
combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks

of training, Pollock stud-
ied the Army mission,
history, tradition and core
values and physical
He received instruc-
tion and practice in
basic combat skills,

warfare and bayonet train-
ing, drill and ceremony,
marching, rifle marksman-
ship, armed and unarmed
combat, map reading,
field tactics, military
courtesy, the military

justice system* basic
first aid. He participat-
ed in foot marches and
field training exercises.
Pollock is the son of
Stormie McWilliams and
the grandson of Michelle
Weeks, both'of Sneads.

Basic correctional officer course enrolling

Special to the Floridan

The public safety program at the
Washington-Holmes Technical Cen-
ter will be offering open enrollment
to its nighttime Basic Recruit Correc-
tions Academy. Students who suc-
cessfully complete the program will
be eligible to become Florida certi-
fied officers with an average starting
salary of $30,000 a year in this area.
To spread out the cost, Washing-

ton-Holmes Technical Center offers
a "pay-by-the-course" option. Some
students are also eligible for financial
The day and night academy meets
four days a week (Monday through
Thursday) instead of the traditional
five-day academies. This allows stu-
dents more flexibility to work, con-
duct business and spend time with
their families.
Classes begin Jan. 27; pre-register

by Jan 22.
For students who are interested in
certification for both corrections and
law enforcement, WHTC now offers
a dual-certification course. Upon
completion students can become
certified in both corrections and law
enforcement. The program is Pell-
eligible for those who qualify.
For information visit the Technical
Center or call Brandi Curry at 638-
1180 ext. 361.

Alabama, Florida reject keeping water data secret

The Associated Press

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. Al- tahoocL
abama and Florida have holders
rejected a proposed plan to keep
to keep secret the results of tial. The
a water study being done ville rep

FOR JAN. 6-10

School Closed

Breakfast Choice of One: Sausage
Biscuit, Assorted Cereal & Toast. Yogurt
& Graham Crackers Choice of Fruit:
Assorted Fresh Fruit. Craisins, 100% Fruit
Lunch -Choice of One: Nachos Supreme,
Assorted Wraps. Choose Up to 3. Black
Bean & Corn Salad. Seasoned Refried
Beans, Fresh Assorted Fruit, Chilled Pine-

iate group.
hee-Flint Stake-
group had sought
the data confiden-
i Times of Gaines-
orts that the group

had concerns about in-
formation leaks from an
ongoing water study con-
ducted by the Georgia
Institute of Technology's
Georgia Water Resources

appleTidbits.100% Fruit Juice.

Breakfast Choice of One: Scrambled
Eggs & Grits, Assorted Cereal & Toast.
Choice of Fruit: Assorted Fresh Fruit.
Chilled Peaches, 100% Fruit Juice.
Lunch Choice of One: Spaghetti & Meat
Sauce. Hotdog on a Bun. Choose Up to
3: Steamed Broccoli, Steamed Carrots,
Romaine Salad, Fresh Assorted Fruit,
Strawberries, 100% Fruit Juice.

Breakfast Choice of One: Assorted'
Muffin Loaves, Assorted Cereal &Tbast.
Choice of Fruit: Assorted Fresh Fruit,
Raisins, 100% Fruit Juice.

The stakeholder group
had voted to keep its data
secret until it could be re-
leased as part of an overall
plan on water usage, the
focus of ongoing legal bat-
tles between the states.

Lunch Choice of One: Chicken Nuggets.
Ham & Cneese on a Bun. Side: Steamed
Green Beans, Sweet Potato Wedges. Fresh
Assorted Fruit, Chilled Pears, Choice of
Breakfast Choice of One: Chicken
Biscuit, Assorted Cereal & Toast. Choice
of Fruit: Assorted Fresh Fruit Baked Apple
Slices. 100% Fruit Juice
Lunch Choice of One: Chees6 Pizza,
Taco Quesadilla,.Turkey & Cheese Sand-
wich. Choose Up to 3: Fresh Carrot Sticks,
Steamed Peas. Fresh Assorted Fruit,
Chilled Mixed Fruit, 100% Fruit Juice.

Information provided by the Jackson County
Schools Food Service Department. Menu
subject to change.

Levi Jesse Moore was
born at 8:12 a.m. on Dec.
27 at Jackson Hospital in 'B
Marianna. He weighed 7
pounds 15 ounces and
was 20/ inches long at
birth. His parents are
Kally Tyus and Jesse
Moore. Grandparents are -4
Jesse and Beth Moore,
Lana and Clay KnightV
Misty and Gary Boyd and
Sandy and John Butler.
He joins four siblings,
Allison Tyus, Eli Moore,
Keeley Moore and Miley

50th Ilnniversary

Mr. & Mrs. Arlon Stephens
Arlon and Barbara Ste-
phens will celebrate their
50th anniversary on Jan.
10. Their children and
grandchildren will honor
them with a reception at

Eastside Baptist Church
in Marianna on Sunday,
Jan. 12, from 2-4 p.m. All
friends and family are
invited to attend. No gifts,


Sean Riley McCoy will Coy of Fort Lauderdale
turn five years old on and the grandson of John
Jan. 31. He is the son of and Margaret McCoy Sr.
Michael and Keisha Mc- of Marianna.

Tampa steel plant
builds arches for
Dallas bridge
steel plant is building
two giant arches that
will tower nearly 300 feet
over a Dallas river.
The arches are part
of the new Margaret
McDermott Bridge over.
Dallas' Trinity River. The
$40 million project will
allow Tampa Steel Erect-
ing Co. to hire at least 25
more people.
Vice President Jeffrey
Ames tells The Tampa
Tribune that all 80 of
the company's current
employees are working
on the project.

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Tallahassee Democrat

Giant snakes pose

a serious threat
n the Everglades, an area synonymous with Florida
wildlife, Burmese pythons now slither through the
river of grass. The invasive snakes can grow to more
than 20 feet long and weigh more than 200 pounds.
One 16-footer was found with a full-grown deer in its
belly, Others have devoured alligators. Sightings in the
Everglades of raccoons, opossums, bobcats and other
mammals have plummeted.
Just west of Miami, state biologists are taking a survey
based on the suspicion that rock pythons are now
established there. The rock python, the largest snake in
Africa, will eat almost anything.
Meanwhile, in a federal court in Washington, D.C., the
United States Association of Reptile Keepers is suing to
overturn a ban on the importation and transportation
of four constrictor snakes including the Burmese
That's crazy.
In January 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
taking into account public comments and business
and environmental analyses banned the Burmese
python, yellow anaconda, and the northern and south-
ern African pythons as injurious wildlife. The rule was
announced at a news conference in the Everglades.
Those who already owned snakes could keep them
unless possession was illegal under state law, as it is
.in Florida for the Burmese python. But they could not
bring them across state lines.
However, the United States Association of Reptile
Keepers says the ban is crippling the constricting-snake
industry, which brought in $100 million in revenue
each year about a tenth of the $1.0 billion to $1.4 bil-
lion generated- by the reptile industry as a whole.
"Many thousands of small businesses are financially
reliant on this trade," USARK said.
A key allegation is that the Fish and Wildlife Service
used improper climate data to calculate where the inva-
sive snakes could survive in the wild. In trying to guess
where these snakes can or can't survive, let's err on the
side of caution. As South Florida can attest, once an in-
vasive species is established, there is no eliminating it.
Besides, Florida continues to attract people from
all over the country with the same-gentle climate that
allows the snakes to thrive. So if the snakes are freely'
traded elsewhere, you know where some will wind up.
The spread of creatures that pose such a threat should
be stopped. Let's hope the court sees it that way, too.

Rnoxville (Teim.)

Start the new year by not

drinking and driving
N ewYear's Eve has passed again, bringing with
it the rituals of the holiday: Champagne corks
popped, the ball in Times Square dropped and
revelers sang 'Auld Lang Syne."
And, unfortunately, too many people attempted to
drive home after having too much to drink. Add to the
list of New Year's traditions our plea to act responsibly.
Alcohol impairs judgment, concentration arid coordi-
nation. When drinking to excess, a person is more easily
confused, vision and hearing.are compromised, and
reaction time is severely reduced.
Though the legal limit for alcohol concentration in
the blood is .08 percent, signs of impairment begin at
.02 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention.
In Tennessee, state troopers arrested 11 percent more
people in 2013 for driving under the influence. Alcohol-
related crashes are lower than in 2012, but more than
2,000 occurred. Four times last year, deadly head-on
crashes happened on Interstate 40 in downtown Knox-
ville when drivers were driving the wrong way. Alcohol
played a part in some of the wrecks.
Alternatives to driving are simple: Take public trans-
portation, hire taxicabs or use a designated driver. Even
if you are not drinking, be alert to the driving of others.
Remaining sober, unfortunately, is no shield against a
drunk driver. Party hosts, should be on the lookout for
signs of intoxication in guests, and offer a guest room or
a spot on the couch for those who would put them-
selves and others at risk by driving.
'Knew year is a time for celebration we bid farewell
to the old and welcome in the new. We want you to be
around well into 2014.


2014 Jeff Stahler/Dist. by Universal UClick for UFS

Democrats will pay politically for Obamacare

As Democrats survey a troubled
2014 political landscape, its easy to
forget how optimistic they seemed
less than a year ago.
"I would expect that Nancy Pelosi
is going to be speaker again pretty
soon," President Obtima told cheer-
ing House Democrats at a party
retreat last February
In the rosy scenario that took hold
in some Democratic circles, the
party was positioned to recapture
the House in 2014 and maintain
control ofjihe Senate, allow-
ing Obama to defy the history of
second-term presidential decline.
Great successes and good years lay
Had Democrats forgotten Obam-
acare, the law they passed in 2010
that was scheduled to take effect
in 2014? It almost seemed as if they
Obama and his allies put off the
arrival of Obamacare until after the
president faced re-election in 2012.
His administration also delayed
releasing key rules regarding the
law until after the election for fear
of angering voters. But now they
can't put it off any longer. 2014
will be the year Democrats pay for
When Obama spoke to the House
retreat, polls consistently showed
Democrats leading in the so-called
"generic ballot" question, that
is, whether voters will choose a
Democratic or a Republican repre-
sentative in the next election. Now,
however, there's been a big swing
away from Democrats and toward
In addition, a newv CNN poll
found that 55 percent of voters
surveyed said that when it comes to
congressional races, they're more
likely to vote for a candidate who
opposes Obama than one who


supports the president.
"Those lind of numbers spelled
early trouble for the Democrats
before the 1994 and 2010 midterms,
and for the GOP before the 2006
elections," CNN polling director
Keating Holland reported on the
networks website.
Meanwhile, support for Obam-
acare, already low, could fall further
as more middle-income Americans
- voters figure out that they are
the ones who will be paying for the
Democrats' national health care
In 2009 and 2010, Obama, Pelosi
and their fellow Democrats sold
Obamacare as a kind of miracle.
It would give health insurance to
30 million previously uncovered
people and cut the federal deficit
by more than a trillion dollars at
the same time. And the only taxes
needed to pay for it all would fall on
the very wealthy. It seemed impos-
sible, but that's what they claimed.
Now, millions of middle-income
Americans who probably felt
safe from Obamacare's taxes are
learning that they will pay for the
program after all, in the form of
higher premiums. Democrats con-
structed a system in which insur-
ance companies would be forced to
cover more people and then spread
the cost around among those who
had coverage all along, meaning
many middle-income Americans
will have to pay more for what they

already had. Taxpayer-paid sub-
sidies would go to lower-income
"The Affordable Care Act was not
designed to reduce costs or, the
law's name notwithstanding, to
make health insurance coverage
affordable for the vast majority of
Americans;" health care consultant
Kip Piper told USA Today. "The law
uses taxpayer dollars to lower costs
for the low-income uninsured, but
it also increases costs overall and
shifts costs within the marketplace."
It was a clever strategy, allowing
,Democrats to sell their bill as a defi-
cit cutter that wouldn't raise taxes
on the vast majority of Americans.
But the public had to find out even-
tually. "ACA taxes were imposed
only on high-income people," the
conservative writer David Frum
noted recently in a series of tweets.
"But large costs fall on the middle
class, too, in the hidden, kludgy
form of rate hikes. 'Obamacare is
deficit neutral' wasn't technically
a lie, but it was highly misleading.
The middle class will pay and is
Did most Americans understand
that when Obamacare was passed
and signed into law? Unlikely. But
2014 will be the year they find out.
And they are unlikely to be kind to
the people who sold them that bill
of goods. Democrats can comfort
themselves by noting that the
public disapproves of Republicans,
too. But if Obamacare is a major
political issue in November 2014
- and indications are that it will be
- then Democrats will be the party
that pays. And all their optimism
of 2013 will seem like it was a long;
long time ago.

Byron York is chief political correspondent for
The Washington Examiner.

What we could learn from Henry Ford

A s Congress begins the struggle
I over raising the federal mini-
J.u um wage, we can gain some
historical perspective from an event
100 years ago this week.
On Jan. 5,1914, Henry Ford did
something extraordinary, even for,
The man who developed the
Model T and the moving assembly
line called a news conference in
Detroit and stunned the world by
announcing that workers in his fac-
tory would make $5 per day, more
than doubling the average worker's
"Even the boy who sweeps up the
floors will get that much," the New
York Times reporter marveled.
Every schoolchild knows that
when Ford hiked wages, his em-
ployees were able to buy the cars
they built, which had the salubri-
ous business effect of increasing
company sales.
The government didn't order
Ford to raise his wages, of course,
but proponents of raising the
federal minimum wage say doing
so is a matter of fairness. Someone
working full time should not live in
poverty. A full-time minimum wage
worker makes $15,000 a year. If she
has a child, her income falls below
the poverty level of $15,510 for a
family of two in 2013.
Besides, and here's where Ford's
example comes in handy, increas-
ing the buying power of low-wage
workers helps boost the economy.
When people on the margin get
more money, they spend it.
Thirteen states and several cities
are wishing workers a happy New
Year by raising minimum wage rates
in 2014. In all, 21 states will have
higher hourly rates than the federal
$7.25 an hour. Eleven other states


and the District of Columbia are ex-
pected to. follow in the coming year.
Democrats on Capitol Hill want
to raise the rate to $10.10 in three
steps over two years and index fu-
ture increases to inflation. President
Barack Obama supports the move.
Even though polls show most
Americans favor raising the wage
floor, it's a no-go in the House,
where Republicans say doing so is a
job-killer because employers won't
hire as many young, inexperienced
workers if individual wages are
In Ford's case, there was another,
more practical reason for raising
workers' pay. His primary objective
was to reduce attrition, according to
a corporate history. Worker turn-
over on the monotonous assembly
lines was high. At the same time
he raised pay, he cut the workday
from nine hours to eight and said
he'd share profit with men workers
(but not boys or women unless they
were supporting families. It was
1914, remember.)
Ford had innovative ways of treat-
ing employees. No one would be
fired unless for "unfaithfulness or
irremediable inefficiency." If layoffs
were necessary due to decreased
demand, he would try to time them
with the harvest season so that men
wouldn't "lie idle and dissipate their
Ford's treasurer, James Couzens,

said, "It is our belief that social
justice begins at home ... believ-
ing as we do, that a division of our
earnings between capital and labor
is unequal, we have sought a plan of
relief suitable for our business."
Newspapers hailed Ford's gener-
osity and humanity. Critics won-
dered if he was a socialist. The Wall
Street Journal complained that he
had brought "biblical or spiritual
principles into a field where they do
not belong."
But Ford's ploy worked as he
intended. Thousandsof job-seekers
flocked to the Ford Motor Com-
pany employment office from the
American South as well as Europe.
Turnover in the factory declined,
and with an eight-hour day, Ford
could run three shifts instead of
two, increasing productivity. Ford
Motor Company's profits doubled
from 1914 to 1916.
Today, the public is focusing on
the plight of low-wage earners. Fast-
food workers in at least a hundred
cities have staged walkouts to call
for pay of $15 an hour, and the right
to form unions.
The coming struggle over raising
the federal minimum wage may
be mostly political theatrics in an
election year, but it raises questions
about work and its rewards. It can't
'be healthy to see every policy ques-
tion as a game with winners and
losers: If workers win, employers
have to lose. Why?
As Ford showed 100 years ago,
sometimes doing the right thing
can make everyone a winner. The
$5-a-day wage helped create the
American middle class.

Marsha Mercer writes from Washington. Contact
her at marsha.mercer@yahoo.com. 2014
Marsha Mercer. All rights reserved.

JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN www.jcfloridan.com

New Year newborns, life essentials and investments

"What about this over-
crowded land?..."
"Mercy, Mercy Me" by
Marvin Gaye

Each Jan. 1, commu-
nities throughout
Florida celebrate
the first baby born in the
new calendar year. Who
will this baby become,
we wonder. Will we know
this child as an adult?
Will he or she remain a
local resident; perhaps
even become a commu-
nity leader? This annual
local birth inspires us and
speaks of limitless pos-
sibilities and the future.
Adnan Nevic was born
on Oct. 12,1999, in
Sarajevo, Bosnia. Adnan's

birth was also especially
significant, even beyond
the borders
-of Sarajevo,

Margaret Adnan's
McDowell birth, you
see, pushed
the world's
population to six billion
in the 75 years before
Adnan was born, from
1924 to, 1999, world
popullation tripled. Two
hundred years before
Adnan was born, in 1799,
there were only 1 billion
people on our planet.
How long did it take the

world population to reach
one billion? It took from
the beginning of time to
the aforementioned date,
1799. However long you
think that period of time
was, it was very definitely
slow growth compared to
current trends. Our latest
new billion in population
growth was achieved in
only 12 years.
The United Nations re-
cently revised its popula-
tion growth estimates. The
U.N. now estimates that
in 86 years, in the year
2100, the world's popula-
tion will be 10.8 billion,
instead of 10.1 billion.
So how is a report on the
world's population growth
curve commensurate

with an investment
column? First, let's con-
sider consumer staples.
What will all these new
global residents need?
Among other things,
they'll need food, shelter,
and clothing, and per-
sonal care products, like
diapers and toothpaste.
-They'll need pet food,
nail clippers, brushes
and combs. They'll need
health care and educa-
tion and transportation
and computers and
cell phones. And they'll
consume ever-increas-
ing amounts of energy. In
short, they'll need all of
life's essentials, the same
things that we utilized in
raising our children and

families along with
new technologies.
In our view, investing
in the companies that
produce or supply these
needs may not be a bad
idea. This is the time of
year when market prog-
nosticators are plentiful,
so here's our two cents.
For 2014, continue to
look for U.S. multi-na-
tional corporations whose
shares are still selling at
reasonable prices.
Depending on your
particular investment
objectives, you may want
to favor those companies
who value their share-
holders and prove it by
increasing dividends paid
each year. While the share

price of utility companies
generally do not shine
in a rising interest rate
environment, it is tough
to beat those stable,
get-paid- every- quarter
dividends that can offer a
bond-like equity in an en-
vironment where holding
longer term debt may be a
risky proposition.

Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC AIF,
a syndicated economic columnist,
Chartered Financial Consultant and
Accredited Investment Fiduciary,
is the founder of Arbor Wealth
Management, LLC, (850-608-
6121-www.arborwealth.net), a
"Fee-Only" Registered Investment
Advisory Firm located near Destin,
FL. Arbor Wealth specializes in
portfolio management for clients
with $500,000 or more of invest-
able assets.

Quiet start in Fla. for new health insurance reform

The Associated press

MIAMI It has only been a
few days since Irene Jacusis'
new health insurance under the
Affordable Care Act took effect,
but the secretary has already
scheduled a surgery for
Jacusis, 50, is having a benign
tumor removed from her uterus.
She couldn't afford to meet the
$5,000 deductible under her
old insurance plan so she didn't
have the surgery. Under her new
silver plan, she has a $1,600 de-
ductible and pays a monthly
$150 premium. The government
also kicks in $226 each month.
She's one of more than 18,000
Floridians who signed up for
health insurance. The Jan. 1 start
date brings the most personal
test yet for President Barack
Obama's health care overhaul as
patients begin to seek care, shift-
ing the burden for implementing
the law to insurance companies
and health care providers.
A surge in late applications try-
ing to meet the Dec. 23 deadline,
-which was extended twice, has
overloaded government agen-
cies, creating stacks of yet-to-
be-processed paperwork from
people unsure about whether
they have insurance. Health in-
surance companies complained
they were receiving thousands
of faulty applications from the
government. That means early
this year insured patients could
go for a medication refill or
turn up in the emergency room
- only to be told there is no re-
cord of their coverage.
"I'm getting daily phone calls
from people who are a little ner-
vous," said Orlando insurance

Johanna Diaz (left) talks with senior certified enrollment specialist Marlene Nesmithat a Healthcare Marketplace
office in Miami.

agent Leslie Glogau.
She spent roughly seven hours
on the phone with Humana this
week trying to confirm that four
of her clients' applications did
go through. Their applications
had been processed, but Glogau
said she had 20 or 30 clients who
enrolled in plans in the federal
marketplace but are still wait-
ing to get their information
packets and ID cards from
"There are a lot of people on
my books that aren't able to ac-
cess anything. They're just wait-
ing," she said.
'Most of the patients in the

exchanges are, still waiting for
ID cards, said Dr. Aaron Elkin,
a Broward County obstetrician.
But he said doctors and hospi-
tals can still treat those patients
because their offices can verify
benefits with insurers directly.
"It's going to be more com-
plicated, of course, because it
takes more time, but we can see
them," he said.
Major drug store chains such
as CVS and Walgreens have an-
nounced they will help custom-
ers'who face coverage glitches,
even providing temporary sup-
plies of medications without in-
sisting on upi-front payment.

In Florida, home to roughly
3.5 million uninsured residents,
many experts predict the de-
mand for doctor's appointments
will/be high as patients rush to
schedule appointments that
had been put off for years be-
cause they didn't have insurance
or couldn't afford it.
Elkin, former president of
Broward County Medical As-
sociation, said his office hasn't
received any calls from newly
insured patients yet.
"The truth is people don't re-
ally work that way," said Elkin,
who predicted patient loads will
increase gradually over the year.

"Even if they do have insurance
they wait and do things when it's
convenient for them."
Dr. Alan Harmon, a Jackson-
ville gastroenterologist and
president of the Florida Medical
Association, said patient loads
were also way down at his office
this week, which is common in
the first few-days of the year.
The health care law's troubled
rollout has been an easy target
for Republicans, who have criti-
cized the website and seized on
a public relations nightmare
when existing policies were can-
celled, prompting the president
apologize for promising that
people who liked their old plans
could keep them.
The shaky start could provide
more fodder for Florida Repub-
licans this legislative 'session as
Democrats try again to expand
Medicaid coverage to roughly 1
million people.
Supporters point to Florida's
high enrollment numbers in
the federal exchange as a sign of
pent up demand. The Sunshine
State led the country in enroll-
ment among the 36 states using
the federal exchange with nearly
14,500 Floridians signing up in
Jacusis, a New Port Richey
resident who has been without
insurance for the bulk of eight
years, said she's ecstatic about
her new plan. She didn't mind
waiting more than 45 minutes
on the phone with her insurer
Friday to get her ID number,
"It's peace of mind knowing
that as healthy as I am, because
there are silent killers out there,
that I can go to the doctor for
these annual checkups and for
the slightest symptom."

Appeal court

sides with man's

self-defense claim

The Associated Press

MIAMI A Miami-Dade
appeals court has agreed
with a man's claim of im-
munity under Florida's
"stand your ground" law in
the 2008 shooting deaths
of two men outside, a'
In a decision Thursday,
the court ordered that
murder charges against
Gabriel Mobley be dis-
missed. Third District
Court of Appeals Judge
Linda Ann Wells wrote
in the 2-1 opinions that
Mobley acted reasonably
because the slain men
were the aggressors even
though they were
"The shooting at issue
did not occur in a vacu-
um," Wells wrote. "Mobley
did not shoot two inno-
cent bystanders who just
happened upon him on a
The shootings hap-
pened after an argument
in which one of Mobley's
friends was punched. Mo-
bley, who had a concealed
weapons permit, testified
that he thought one man
had a weapon and that he
was frightened.
Miami-Dade prosecu-
tors told The Miami Her-
ald that they will appeal
the decision.
"This is what is so frus-

trading about the way the
law is structured," said Mi-
ami-Dade Chief Assistant
State Attorney Kathleen
Hoague. "It is devastating
for the victims' families.
They never get to have
their day in court before a
Prosecutors charged
Mobley months after re-
viewing surveillance foot-
age that captured the
Mobley's defense attor-
neys hailed the ruling, say-
ing Jason Jesus Gonzalez
and Rolando Carrazana
were the aggressors.
"Anyone who says that
Mr. Mobley had other op-
tions or time to make a
long, thought-out decision
before using force, has nev-
er been in that unthink-
able situation'-where the
possibility of never again
seeing your family hinges
on your split-second reac-
tion to two violent attack-
ers," said attorney Eduar-
do Pereira.
The "stand your ground"
law came under intense
scrutiny in the 2012 shoot-
ing death of teenager Tray-
von Martin. A jury acquit-
ted George Zimmerman in
that case.
Mobley's case is the first
time a Miami-Dade ap-
peals court has overruled a
lower court judge and ex-
tended immunity.

State Briefs

FAMU will interview
six candidates
Florida A&M University
search committee will
interview six candidates
for president.
The committee on
Friday picked the finalists
from a list of nearly 50
candidates for the post.
Those chosen for inter-
views are Dianne Suber,
the president of Saint
Augustine's University in
Raleigh, N.C.; John Maup-
in, president of the More-
house School of Medicine
in Atlanta; Elmira Man-
gum, vice president of
planning and budget for
Cornell University; John
Price, president of the
University of North Texas

at Dallas; Joan Robinson,
the former provost for
Morgan State Univer-
sity in Baltimore; and
WoodrowWhitlow, a top
administrator with NASA.

A suspect was killed in
the shootout. Another
man, 38-year-old Aphrey
Benjamin Collis, was ar-
rested and charged with
two counts of attempted
murder of a law enforce-

Suspect killed, two ment officer.
officers wounded State. vendor clash

ties say one suspect was
killed and two officers
were wounded while ex-
ecuting a search warrant
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shot in the right leg while
another was shot in the
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over claims website
ida officials and the com-
pany that built the state's
new unemployment
claims website are clash-
ing over who's to blame
for ongoing problems.

The state switched over
t6 the $63 million system
in October. Since then,
there have been contin-
ued complaints about
unemployed Floridians
frustrated at their ability
to process claims.
The state has been fin-
ing Deloitte Consulting
$15,000 a day since Dec.
23 and has-withheld a $3
million payment.
Deloitte this week sent
a letter contending that
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Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future

The Associated Press

has seen the future of the
public library, and it looks
a lot like an Apple Store:
Rows of glossy iMacs
beckon. iPads mounted
on a tangerine-colored
bar invite readers. And
hundreds of other tablets
stand ready for checkout
to anyone with a borrow-
ing card.
Even the librarians imi-
tate Apple's dress code,
wearing matching shirts
and that standard-bearer
of geek-chic, the hoodie.
But this $2.3 million li-
brary might be most no-
table for what it does not
have any actual books.
That makes Bexar Coun-
ty's BiblioTech the nation's
only bookless public li-
brary, a distinction that
has attracted scores of dig-
ital bookworms, plus em-
issaries from as 'far away
as Hong Kong who want to
learn about the idea and
possibly take it home.
"I told .our people that
you need to take a look
at this. This is the future,"
said Mary Graham, vice
president of South Car-
olina's Charleston Metro
Chamber of Commerce. "If
you're going to be build-
ing new library facilities,
this is what you need to Ile
All-digital libraries have
been on college campuses
for years. But the county,
which runs no other li-
braries, made history
when it decided to open

A computer screen displays books available at BiblioTech.

Patrons use computers at BiblioTech, a first of its kind digital public library in San Antonio,

BiblioTech. It is the first
bookless public library
system in the country, ac-
cording to information
gathered by the American
Library Association.
Similar proposals in oth-
er communities have been
met with doubts. In Cali-
fornia, the city of Newport
Beach floated the concept
of a bookless branch in
2011 until a backlash put
stacks back in the plan.
Nearly a decade earlier in
Arizona, the Tucson-Pima
library system opened
an all-digital branch, but
residents who said they
wanted books ultimately
got their way.
Graham toured Biblio-
Tech in the fall and is push-
ing Charleston leaders for
a bond measure this year
to fund a similar concept,
right down to the same hip
aesthetic reminiscent of

ExceptApple Stores aren't
usually found in parts of
town like this. BiblioTech
is on the city's economi-
cally depressed South Side
and shares an old strip
mall with a Bexar County
government building. On
a recent afternoon, one
confused couple walked
into the library looking for
the justice of the peace.
San Antonio is the na-
tion's seventh-largest city
but ranks 60th in literacy,
according to census fig-
ures. Back in the. early
2000s, community leaders
in Bibliotech's neighbor-
hood of low-income apart-
ments and ,thrift stores
railed about not even hav-
ing a nearby bookstore,
said Laura Cole, Biblio-
Tech's project coordinator.
A decade later, Cole said,
most families in the area
still don't have wi-fi.
"How do you advance

literacy with so few re-
sources available?" she
Residents are taking ad-
vantage now. The library is
on pace to surpass 100,000
visitors in its first year.
Finding an open iMac
among the four dozen at
BiblioTech is often diffi-
cult after the nearby high
school lets out, and about
half of the facility's e-read-
ers are checked out at any
given time, each loaded
with up to five books. One
of BiblioTech's regulars is
a man teaching himself
Head librarian Ashley.
Elkholf came from a tra-
ditional Wisconsin high
school library and recalled
the scourges of her old job:
misshelved items hope-
lessly lost in the stacks,
pages thoughtlessly ripped
out of books and items
that went unreturned by

patrons who were unfazed
by measly fines and lax
But in the nearly four
months since BiblioTech
opened, Elkholf has yet to
lend out one of her pricey
tablets and never see it
again. The space is also
more economical than tra-
ditional libraries despite
the technology- BiblioTech
purchases its 10,000-title
digital'-collection for the
same price as physical cop-
ies, but the county saved
millions on architecture
because the building's de-
sign didn't need to accom-
modate printed books.
"If you have bookshelves,
you have to structure the
building so it can hold all
of that weight," Elkholf
said. "Books are heavy, if
you've ever had one fall on
your foot.,
Up the road in Austin, for
example, the city is build-
ing a downtown library to
open in 2016 at a cost of
$120 million. Even a small-
er traditional public library

that recently opened in
nearby suburban Kyle cost
that city about $1 million
more than BiblioTech.
On her first visit, 19-year-
old Abigail Reyes was only
looking for a quiet space to
study for an algebra exam.
But she got a quick tutorial
from a librarian on how
to search for digital books
and check out tablets be-
fore plopping down on a
row of sleek couches.
"I kind of miss the
books," Reyes said. "I don't
like being on the tablets
and stuff like that. It hurts
my eyes."p
Across the room, Rose-
mary Caballeo tried shop-
ping for health insurance
on a set of computers re-
served for enrollment in
the Affordable Care Act.
Her restless 2-year-old ran
around and pawed at a row
of keyboards. The little girl
shrieked loudly, shattering
the main room's quiet. She
was soon whisked outside
by her father.
. After all, it's still a library.

Providing health care complicated in rural areas

The Associated Press

FREEPORT In this ru-
ral part of the Panhandle,
Christopher Mitchell finds
few takers when he deliv-
ers his message about the
importance of explor-
ing insurance options
under the federal health
People in the conserva-
tive-leaning area tend to
have a bad impression of
President Obama's signa-
ture, law because of nega-
tive messages they hear on
talk radio or from friends,
said Mitchell, market-
ing director for a network
of nonprofit health clin-
ics. Even for those with
insurance, a doctor's
visit may require a long
drive because there are
few providers in the area
and some are selective
about the coverage they
Around the country, ad-
vocates spreadingthe word
about the Affordable Care
Act in rural areas face sim-
ilar difficulties. Coupled
'with the well-publicized
glitches for the online in-
surance marketplaces,
their stories illustrate the
broader challenges in
meeting President Barack
Obama's goal of reducing
the number of uninsured
in places with some of the
highest percentages of
uninsured residents.
"I tell people that I am
not here to advocate for
the law, I am here to sup-
port the law and empower
people to be able to use
and understand the law,"
said Mitchell, whose em-
ployer, PanCare of Florida,
received a federal grant
for outreach efforts. "But
when people are hearing
over and over and over that
is bankrupting America, it
is hard to break through."
On a recent afternoon,
Mitchell made his pitch to
half a dozen patients in the
waitingroom ofalow-slung
brick clinic, surrounded
by pine trees on the two-
lane state road that serves
as Freeport's main street.
In areas like this where
one-story houses and mo-
bile homes sit far apart on
lots of tan, sandy soil and
pine needles many poor
residents could benefit
from federally subsidized
health insurance but aren't
open to it.
Among those uncon-
Ivinced by Mitchell's

Joe Manning sits in his office in De Funiak Springs. Manning is an outreach worker trained to
sign up people in rural Florida to participate in the Affordable Care Act.

pitch was Laressa Bow-
ness, who brought her fa-
ther to the clinic for dental
."I get frustrated because
I hear so much stuff. the
politicians who put the
system into place have lost
their sense of reality. They
don't understand what
people who work face,"
said Bowness, who add-
ed that most people she
knows don't have health
insurance because they
simply cannot afford it.
In a sparsely populated
area of Michigan, retired
nurse Sue Cook crisscross-

es the 960-square mile
Sanilac County to help
people sign up for insur-
ance through the online
exchange. The spread-out
county has only 42,000
"There are many chal-
lenges we're facing right
now," said Cook, who leads
an all-volunteer team of
health care professionals
at Caring Hearts Clinic in
Marlette, 65 miles north of
Detroit. "You've got some-
body in the northeast part
of the county that has no
transportation to get here
to even sign up.

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"We're finding that even
if I go to the far end of the
county, there's the issue of
not having Wi-Fi to hook
up to," she said. "Those
are huge hurdles for us to
try to conquer in a large
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$500 for a comparable plan
from the same insurer.
"The whole idea was to
make it easier for peo-
ple," said Bannister, 51,
who had a heart-valve re-
placement 13 years ago.
"I'd been calling and call-
ing and calling, and a lot of
people would have given
up. It's discouraging."
Rudey Ballard, an insur-
ance broker in Rexburg,
Idaho has been selling
health care policies for
two decades. In addition
to his brokerage down-
town, his six-person office
staffs a small kiosk at the,
local Wal-Mart, just down
the hill from The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints temple that
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candidate Mitt Romney in
2012. Ballard sometimes
finds himself the target
of criticism when be's
manning the Wal-Mart
"I've actually had people
come up to me and boo
me," he said. "They come
up to mie and go 'Boo, hiss.
Boo, hiss. I will never sign
up that."'
Back in Florida,

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ing his afternoon of trying
to get people to sign up.
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room told him that even
with federal subsidies they
would face a choice be-
tween utilities, food,' gas
or monthly health insur-
ance. One woman asked
Mitchell about the fine
for not having health in-
surance. She laughed
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Home Maddox Chapel
Marianna, Fl.

Harry Lee

Mr. Harry Lee Fontenot,
75, of Grand Ridge, passed
away January 3, 2014 at his
home in Grand Ridge Flori-
Funeral services will be
conducted Tuesday in Iota,
Lusianna. Please log on to
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Ivey Funeral Home, Inc.
P.O. Box 879
Bainbridge, GA 39818

G. Willis

G. Willis Smith, 91, of
Bainbridge, GA, passed
away Friday, January 3,
2014 at his residence.
The funeral service will
be held at 3:00 p.m. on
Sunday, January 5, 2014 at
Sylvania United Methodist
Church with Rev. Donna
Sue Roberts and Rev. Emo-
ry Smith officiating. Inter-
ment will follow at Sylvania
Cemetery with Paul Smith,
Michael Smith, Brenton
Smith, Elizabeth Smith,
Stanley Smith, Terry Lee
Smith, Russell Smith, and
Greg Murray serving as ac-
tive pallbearers.
The family will receive
friends from 4:00 to 6:00
p.m. on Saturday, January
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From Page 1A

Upon entering the shoul-
der, Brown's Ford over-
turned, striking a utility
pole and fence before com-
ing to rest on its right side,
in a cow pasture. The front,
left portion of Coleman's
Nissan struck a fence and
came to rest in a southwest-
erly direction.
Christopher Coleman and
passengers Sandy Coleman,
30, and Grace Coleman, 1,

From Page IA
This information, alongwith
a Social Security number, is
required for all owners who
live on the property.
The Property Appraiser's
Office officially began ac-
cepting applications on
Thursday, and March 3 is
the last day to apply.
January and February of
each year is the period of
time to apply for any type of
tax exemption. Besides the
homestead exemption, oth-
er ways to save tax dollars
include widow or widower's
exemptions, an. additional
homestead exemption for
senior citizens, various dis-
ability exemptions, church/
non-profit exemptions and
veterans' exemptions (if
you are a disabled service-
connected veteran and are
not receiving this exemp-
tion, contact the Property
Appraiser's office). There
are also benefits for the sur-
viving spouse.
A deployed service mem-
ber with Homestead Ex-

morial donations may be
made to Sylvania Cemetery
Fund, c/o Myrtle Smith,
370 Smithtown Road,
Bainbridge, GA 39819.
Mr. Smith was born Sep-
tember 20, 1922 in
Bainbridge, GA, the son of
Edwin Cook Smith and
Emma Ruth Johnson
Smith. He was a graduate
of Faceville High. School
and worked at Florida State
hospital for 32 years as a
waste water treatment op-
erator and was a lifelong
farmer. Mr. Smith was a
member of Sylvania United
Methodist Church.
Survivors include his
wife of 70 years, Myrtle
Smith of Bainbridge, GA;
his sons, Ronald W. Smith
and his wife, Gail, of
Valdosta, GA and Dennis R.
Smith and his wife, Denise,
of Bainbridge, GA; his
brothers, Hubert Smith
and his wife, Roberta, of
Pensacola, FL, Leonard
Smith and his wife, Lanelle,
of Pensacola, FL, and Julian
Smith of Pensacola, FL; his
grandchildren, Paul Smith,
Michael Smith, Susannah
Langdale, Esther Dotson,
and Elizabeth Blalock; and
his great-grandchildren,
Brenton Smith, Christian
Phillips, Elizabeth Smith,
Gray Langdale, Andrew
Blalock, and Alexandra
Moore. He was preceded in
death by his brothers, Sam
Smith, Leon Smith, and
Roland Smith.


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both also of Hartford, were
transported to Tallahas-
see Memorial Hospital for
treatment. The two adults'
injuries were listed as'seri-
ous, while the child's were
described as minor.
Brown's injuries were
listed as critical. He was
transported to Bay Medical
FHP's initial crash teport
indicates that Brown and
Sandy Coleman were not
wearing seat belts at the
time of the crash.
Brown was charged with
running a stop sign.

emption may qualify, for
an additional exemption if
deployed for a named op-
eration outside the United
States during 2013.
Contact the Property Ap-
praiser's office immediately
for information on any tax
exemption a property own-
er may qualify for. Staff will
assist you with any benefits
available ,to you through
the Property Appraiser's of-
fice allowed by state laws,
to help you receive any tax
exemption to which you are
Property owners who ac-
quired agriculture land in
2013 should also make a
new application in 2014 for
the agricultural classifica-
tion, if it is bona fide agri-
cultural property.
Many folks do not hear
radio or see newspaper an-
nouncements concerning
tax exemptions, so if you
have a friend or relative
who needs assistance, have
them contact the office of
Jackson County Property
Appraiser Sharon Cbx at
482-9646. And don't forget
that March 3 deadline.


Homeless man finds
human remains
- Deputies are investigat-
ing the discovery of human
skeletal remains found by a
homeless man.
The Volusia County
Sheriff's Office reports the
bones were found early
Saturday near Ormond
Beach, about 5 miles north
of Daytona Beach.
A homeless man called

911 and led deputies to the
discovery, about 50 feet
from the road and near a
homeless camp.
Investigators say the
bones appear to be old and
were naturally bleached
and covered in mold.
The county medical
examiner will assess the
remains. The sheriff's
Office Major Case Unit is

From wire reports

Extension advises care for plants, animals

Special to the Floridan

With the recent periods
of subfreezing overnight
temperatures, and the
possibility of the cold -
weather continuing into
next week, the UFIFAS
Wakulla Extension office
reminds homeowners to

protect delicate plants
with appropriate covers.
Plants that might have
emerged from dormancy
during the brief Decem-
ber warm period could be
especially susceptible to
freeze damage.
It is important that
plants-do not have physi-

cal contact with plastic
or glass cover during
the cold period; both
substances are excellent
conductors of freezing
temperatures and will
damage plant tissue.
Pets and livestock,
especially young animals,
should be appropriately

sheltered. Young poultry
will need supplemental
heat and shelter from
nightly temperatures.
For information, call
Extension office at 850-
926-393 1, or the Jackson
County Extension at

ABOVE: In Orlando, Adam Mayfield says he moved to Florida because he knew
he could easily find a job in Orlando after he was laid bff in Atlanta last year.
RIGHT: The clear waters of Wekiva Springs are seen at Wekiva Spring State Park
in Apopka, on Dec. 30.

Fla. to pass New York in population

The Associated Press

time this year, Florida
will surpass New York in
population, becoming
*the nation's third-most
populous state, and sun-
seeking seniors are not
driving the growth.
The milestone is vali-
dation of the increasing
influence of the Sunshine
State as it approaches be-
ing home to 20 million
residents. Once Florida
passes 'New York, only
California and Texas will
have more people.
"Florida is kind of an
icon of the 21st century
in terms of the shifting
population and the grow-
ing role Latin America is
playing in transforming
the country," said James
Johnson, a business
professor at the Uni-
versity of North Caro-
lina. "I think it's going to
be for the 21st century
what California or New
York was for the 20th
Florida encompasses
many trends in America:
an aging population, a

From Page IA
According to. Florida
Highway Patrol reports,
Montesano was east-
bound on 1-10 at the
145-mile marker when
the Caravan entered the
grassy ,center median
and started spinning
counter-clockwise. The
vehicle then entered-the
westbound travel lanes,
crossing into the path of a
2013 Dodge Avenger. The
front of the Avenger col-
lided with the right rear of
the Caravan, and the im-
pact caused both to spin

From Page 1A
it to operate at low altitude in adverse
weather conditions and medium- to
high-threat environments.
The CV-22 is the Special Opera-
tion Forces variant of the U.S. Marine
Corps MV-22 Osprey. The first two test
aircraft were delivered to Edwards Air
Force Base, Calif., in September 2000.
The 58th Special Operations Wing at
Kirtland AFB, N.M., began CV-22 aircrew
training with the first two production
aircraft in August 2006. The first opera-
tional CV-22 was delivered to Air Force
Special Operations Command's 1st Spe-
cial Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field,
Fla., in January 2007. Initial operational
-capability was achieved in 2009. The
27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon

service-oriented econo-
my with *many low-wage
jobs and an ethnic di-
versity propelled by His-
panic growth. Like the
United States, Florida
is a haven for migrants
and people making fresh
starts, and the state's 29
electoral votes are the na-
tion's most coveted given
Florida is the nation's
largest swing state. Flori-
da also has myriad prob-
lems, some the result, of
its explosive growth, that
must be addressed for
the state.to keep thriving.
New Floridians, such
as 47-year-old Michael
Richards, list a number of'
reasons for moving there:
the weather, no state in-
come tax, a familiarity
from family vacations or
being stationed in the
military, the availability of
low-skill jobs and proxim-
ity to Latin America and
"You put up -with three
months of hell (in the
summer) for nine months
of great weather," said
Richards, who moved to
the Tampa area in 2011
after retiring from the

When the Caravan was
projected, onto the west-
bound shoulder, Krupp
was ejected from the ve-
hicle. The Caravan then
came to rest on the west-
bound. shoulder, facing
As the Avenger spun, a
third vehicle was struck
by that car. Authorities
identified the driver of the
third vehicle, a 2013 Chev-
rolet Impala, as, Gonzales,
La., resident Michelle Tay-
lor, 46.
The Avenger was pro-
jected to the. northwest
and came to rest on the
westbounid shoulder fac-
ing southeast. The Impala
continued forward and

military so his wife could
be a quick plane ride
away from her family in
Although Florida has
the nation's largest share
of residents over age 65,
seniors are not propelling
the recent growth from
They account for less
than'j10 percent of new
residents in the last sev-
eral years. Instead, more
than half of the new a ri-
vals are between 25 and
64, according to an AP
analysis df data from the
U.S. Census' American
Community. Survey. Al-
most two-fifths of them
were under age 25.
New YJrk isn't shrink-
ing in population; it's
just that Florida's growth
is outpacing it by a 3-
to-1 ratio, and ex-New
Yorkers are the biggest
domestic source of new
Floridians. More than
537,000 residents moved
to Florida last year, and
around one-tenth of them
came from New York
As of last July, the two
states were separated

came to rest facing west,
partially in the westbound
travel lane.
Christina Montesano,
of Warrior, Ala., was taken
to Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital for treatment of
her injuries, listed as seri-
ous by the FHP
The driver of the Avenger
was identified as 74-year-
old Clayton Thompson of
Hernando. His passenger
was identified as 70-year-
old Linda Thompson of
the same town. Both were
listed as having minor in-
juries, and both were tak-
en to Tallahassee Memori-
al Hospital for treatment.
Michelle Taylor and
her two passengers were

Air Force Base, N.M., received its first
CV-22: in May 2010. The 352nd'Special
Operations Group, RAF Mildenhall,
received its first CV-22 in June 2013. A
total of 49 CV-22 aircraft are scheduled
to be delivered by 2016.
General Characteristics
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Length: 57 feet 4 inches (174 meters)
Height: 22 feet 1 inch (6.73 meters)
Rotary Diameter: 38 feet (11.6
Speed: 277 mph (241 knots) (cruising
Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,620 meters)

by about 98,000 people:
NewYork had 19.6 million
residents and Florida had
19.5 million residents, ac-
cording to census figures
released earlier this week.
As of today, that differ-
ence likely has been whit-
tled down to about 20,000
Migrants from Latin
America dominated the
,newly arrived Floridians
who came from outside
the United States. Non-
domestic migrants rep-
resented a quarter of
Florida's new arrivals last
year. The largest flow of
migrants outside the 50
states was from the Ca-
ribbean to South Florida,
particularly the Miami
area, according to the AP
Although the oppor-
tunities in Florida aren't
what they were a decade
ago, prospects remain.
The top jobs found in dis-
proportionately higher
numbers than the rest of
the nation are motorboat
operators,. entertainers,
athletes, construction
workers and real estate

listed as having minor in-
juries and were all taken
to Jackson Hospital for
treatment. The passen-
gers were identified as
11-year-old Skye Taylor
of Gonzales, La., and 68-
year-old Brenda Jacque of
Darrow, La.
Traffic was backed up
several miles, past the
Grand Ridge 152-mile
marker, as authorities in-
vestigated and cleared the
A few hours after this
crash, authorities were
called to other accidents
in the vicinity of the 156-
mile marker east of Grand
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Boats, pearls, crabs: new museum channels Miami

The Associated Press

MIAMI Model yachts,
rustic fishing boats and
wooden rafts dangle above
visitors as they step into
the new Perez Art Museum
Miami. The colorful dis-
play is both a playful nod
to South Florida's mari-
time culture and a somber
reference to the perilous
journeys many make to get
here. It is the perfect entry
to a museum that channels
the city around it: whim-
sical, vibrant, brimming
with culture from across
the Americas and yes, a
work in progress.
The museum, which
opened in December, still
lacks a permanent block-
buster, but its retrospective
of Chinese master and po-
litical dissident Ai Weiwei,
on display through mid-
March, should temporarily
satisfy. And the museum's
eclectic and provocative
collection, coupled with
its bay front location, has
quickly turned the PAMM
as locals already call it
-' into a must-see des-
tination for tourists and
"Our biggest competi-
tion down here isn't the
other cultural institu-
tions. It's the beach, the
water," Museum director
Thom Collins'said. "So,
rather than compete, the
museum embraces its
As in the rest of Miami's
booming downtown, visi-
tors to the Perez Museum
are immediately greeted
by construction along
the museum's front plaza
and at the site of a neigh-
boring science museum,
set to open in 2015. Once
under the PAMM's shaded
deck, though, Ai Weiwei's
mammoth bronze animal
Zodiac Heads welcome
guests, and the call of gulls
and ocean breezes
take over. The Pritzker
Prize-winning Swiss archi-
tect firm Herzog & de Meu-
ron took pains to design an
airy and hurricane resis-
tant building, with a wide,
shaded deck that can serve
as the rare outdoor com-
munal space in a city with
scorching temperatures
and no central park. Be-
neath the deck's three-sto-
ry slatted roof, shrubbery-
covered columns hang
like an abstract enchanted
forest, pumping recap-
tured rainwater through
hidden pipes to further
cool the deck.
Inside, strategically
placed windows offer
views of the beaches and
downtown skyline and
provide natural light, while
an open floor plan ensures
future exhibits can be
shaped around new acqui-
sitions. No space is wast-
ed: the museum's center
staircase doubles as a the-
ater that can .be divided
into two auditoriums.
Ai's retrospective, which
includes, symbolic crab
piles, buckets of pearls, a
maze of hundreds of bi'-
cycle wheels and an explo-
ration of the 2008 Sichuan
earthquake, will be fol-
lowed by a retrospective

A piece titled "For Those In Peril on the Sea" by the Guyana-raised artist Hew Locke, appears on display at the Perez Art Museum Miami, in Miami. The colorful
display is both a playful nod to South Florida's maritime culture and a somber reference to those perilous journeys so many make to get here.

Art patrons stand among an installation by Chinese artist A! Weiwei titled "Stacked", at the Perez Art Museum Miami. The, piece
features 680 Forever brand bicycles made in China.

of Caribbean art and an
exhibit by Brazilian artist
Beatriz Milhazes, whose
psychedelic color bursts
have earned her fame
throughout Latin America
and Europe.
Collins says contempo-
rary Latin American artists
like Milhazes are some-
times overlooked by major
U.S. museums.
"Her work is so baroque
and sexual, and often in
the U.S. we are somewhat
puritanical," he said, "but
it will be well received
The desire to tap into
Miami sensibilities, cul-
ture and history is what
drew Collins and chief
curator Tobias Ostrander
to the boat installation
entitled, "For Those In
Peril on the Sea." The work
by Guyana-raised art-
ist Hew Locke originally
hung in a British church
but could have easily been
commissioned for Miami.

Most of the museum's
art comes from the post-
World War II period, re-
flecting the rise of Mi-
ami as a metropolis. The
museum's strong suit is
its Latin American collec-
tion, a sizeable portion
of which came from Co-
lombian-born developer
Jorge Perez, who donated
a combined $40 million
in cash and art to earn
naming rights. Perez, the
son of 'Cuban exiles, has
been a major force behind
Miami's urban redevel-
opment. He says it's only
natural that the museum
would have such a strong
Latin American and Latino
"It's a museum that tries
to capture Miami, and in
capturing Miami, you have
to understand what Amer-
ica all of the Americas
- are about," he said.
Perez began collecting
Latin American art while
in graduate school in New

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York. Like many immi-
grants, he yearned for his
homeland even as he pre-
pared to leave it behind.
Art was a way to maintain
the connection.
The museum's semi-
permanent exhibit is en-
titled Americana and di-
vided into themes rather
than chronology: myth
and identity, landscapes
and desire, pop art and
traditional crafts. Perez's
collection includes some
works by Latin American
powerhouses like Colom-
bian Fernando Botero,

Mexico's Diego Rivera and
Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam.
But many of the museum's
most interesting pieces
are by less well-known
artists such as El Paso na-
tive Adrian Esparza, who
literally deconstructs the
cliche Mexican serape
and repurposes it into a
vast, complex, geometric
I Collins and Ostrander
were adamant .they want-
ed to make the institution's
work accessible to a wide
range of art enthusiasts.
Thus bilingual placards

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placed next to each work
provide far more context
than the usual name and
"You want to encourage
people to look and get a loi
just from what they are see-
ing, but labels.helps them
look longer and opens up
new ways to view the art,"
Ostrander said.
Passions tend to run
high in Miami when it
comes to politics, but Col-
lins and Ostrander aren't
shying away from meatier
topics. The museum dedi-
cates several installations
to institutional violence
throughout the Americas
and beyond, including
a giant, mixed media
collage by Sue Coe, depict-
ing the 1973 imprisoninnt
andd torture ofthileansr
under Gen. Augusto Pino-
thet, replete with a symbol
of U.S. corporate interests
- a Pepsi machine m
the foreground.
One of the most popular
initial exhibits is that of the
late Cuban Avant-garde.
painter Amelia Peldez, re-
vered in Miami's Cuban ex-
ile community. Collins and
Ostrander say they'd also
like to produce a show by
current Cuban artists a
bold move in a town where
many still believe such
attention would only ben-
efit the island's aging com-
munist government, but
also one thatlike the muse-
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Sneads Basketball

Altha takes 1st with win over Pirates

Sneads' Jeremy Wert puts a shot
off the backboard during a game
against Altha on Friday night.


The Altha Wildcats continued
their run of success Friday at
home with a 64-48 victory over
the struggling Sneads Pirates,
going to 6-1 in District 2 play to
take sole possession of first in
the league standings.
Kent Rogers scored 23 points
and Nick Young added 15 on five
three-pointers for the Wildcats,
who made it four league wins in
a row and improved to 10-2 over-
all on the year.
The Pirates were playing with-
out senior Darius Williams and
the Wildcats took full advantage,

jumping out to a 36-23 halftime
lead and cruising to victory in
the second half.
Alphonso Brown scored 16
points to lead Sneads, with
Devante Pettus scoring 12,
and Jeremy Wert putting in 10
points and 12 rebounds, but
those were the only three play-
ers who scored more than three
points for the Pirates in, the
Sneads coach Bruce Hubbs
said there just wasn't enough
offensive balance for his
"We've got to get more point
production from the rest of the
players or we're going to strug-

gle. We can't beat anybody like
that," he said. "(Wert, Brown,
and Pettus) carried the load, but
the rest of the guys have to score
more. We're playing pretty good
defense at times, but we're strug-
gling to score."
PJ iler added 13 points for Al-
tha, while Art Platts posted seven
points and 13 rebounds.
The Wildcats used an 8-0 clos-
ing run to turn a 28-23 game into
a 13-point halftime edge.
Hubbs said the game just got
away from his team from there.
I "They capitalized on our
mistakes and did a good job,"
the coach said. "They're well-
coached and they beat us, but

we continue to kill ourselves. I
told the kids that. We continue
to be our own worst enemy.
Until we can score and play a
little better, we're not going to
With the loss, the Pirates fell
to 2-11 overall and 1-5 in dis-
trict before a scheduled league
game against Blountstown on
At 6-1 in district, Altha is a half-
game ahead of 5-1 Graceville for
first place in the league stand-
ings, followed by Cottondale and
Vernon at 4-2.
Altha will next take on Wewa-
hitchka on Tuesday at home in
another league game.

Make it 15 wins

Marianna's Trey Clemmons flies in for a layup during a game against Pensacola Catholic on Friday
night at MHS.

MHS stays perfect with district win over Catholic


The Marianna Bulldogs moved one step closer
to clinching the top seed in the District 1 tour-
nament with a big 63-56 home victory over the
Pensacola Catholic Crusaders on Friday.
Herman Williams had 15 points and seven
rebounds to lead the Bulldogs, while Shaquari-
ous Baker added 14 points, Trey Clemmons 13,
and Jamel Johnson 10.
The victory earned a season sweep of the se-
ries for the Bulldogs, who won the first match-
up 58-57 in Pensacola on Dec. 13.
Friday's win wasn't quite so dramatic, as Mar-
ianna used a 20-4 run in the second half to take
control and held off a late charge by Catholic to
get to within five late in the fourth.
"I feel better. It's good to get that game be-
hind us," MHS coach Travis Blanton said after
the game. "It was still too close for comfort,
but it's better than losing. It seemed like we
couldn't put them away. They kept fighting and
never quit. We were able to make a few shots

and that opened it up inside, and we got a few
stops when it mattered. But they're a very good
team. We were fortunate to come out of that."
The Bulldogs improved to 15-0 and 3-0 in
league play, while the Crusaders fell to 7-7 and
1-2 in district.
Pensacola Catholic was playing without lead-
ing scorer Daniel Laster, but the short-handed
Crusaders still seemed up to the task, using a
10-4 run to start the second half to take a 33-31
lead after a three from Nic Bell and a bucket by
Brad Hartnett.
Marianna immediately seized control, how-
ever, with a basket by Johnson putting the Bull-
dogs back in front and back to back threes by
Williams, followed by another triple by Baker,
making it 44-35 with 2:33 left in the third.
Williams then jumped in front a pass and fin-
ished a breakaway dunk to put the Bulldogs up
11, and a three-point play by Baker on a driving
bucket in the lane gave MHS a 49-35 lead with
1:34 on the clock.

See MHS, Page 2B

Malone Basketball

Tigers' Baker, Johnson

explode in district win


The Paxton Bobcats got
Malone's attention with their
91-81 win in Malone on Dec. 9,
and the Tigers were more than
happy to return the favor Fri-
day night with a 73-65 victory
in Paxton.
Chai Baker knocked down
eight three-pointers en route
to a game-high 31 points, while
Antwain Johnson added 27 to
help the Tigers deal the Bob-
cats their first district loss of
the season and pull even in the
league standings at 7-1.
Baker knocked down four
straight triples to start the
game for his own personal 12-0
run, and the Tigers never relin-
quished the lead, improving to
15-3 on the season.
"It's great for the guys,"
Malone coach Steven Welch
said after the game about the
win. "Obviously we thought we
could beat them, but there's
a difference between think-
ing and knowing, and now we
should have more confidence
knowing we can beat them."
After watching Paxton riddle
the Tigers' man-to-man and
pressure defense for 91 points
in the first meeting, Welch

changed things up Friday by
taking off the pressure and
playing an extended zone all
The highly-skilled Bobcats
still made 10 three-pointers
for the game, but they finished
with 26 fewer points and could
never find the same rhythm
they had in the first meeting.
"'It did a lot just to get us some
confidence going into the next
one knowing that we found
something that might slow
them down and aggravate them
a little bit," the coach said. "We
changed the defense and kept
them pushed out further from
the basket and that gave them
a few problems. They still hit
10 threes, but we were able to
make them take some tougher
The Tigers were also ben-
efitted by having both of their
stars on the court for most of
the game after seeing Johnson
sit for much of the first three
quarters in the first matchup,
and then seeing both Johnson
and Baker foul out in Malone's
Downtown Dothan Hoops
Classic championship game
against Dothan earlier in the

See TIGERS, Page 2B

up a shot
in traffic

earlier this

Graceville Basketball

Yellowjackets roll to win over short-handed GHS


The Vernon Yellowjackets
picked up a key district victory
Friday night at home, blowout
out a short-handed Graceville
team 67-32.
Gary Coleman led Vernon with
15 points and Alex Brown had 13
points despite being in constant
foul trouble, as the Yellowjackets
improved to 4-2 in District 2 play
and avoided falling three games

out of first place in the league
DerrickWhite had 13 points for
the Tigers and Quajohn Andrews
added eight for a GHS team that
was without five players, includ-
ing two starters, after coach Matt
Anderson decided to sit them for
missing practice during the holi-
day break.
It was a tough game to have
to play short-handed, but the

his players about what he ex-
pects from them.
"You've got to make a commit-
ment to the team if you're going
to go far or have a chance at all
to go deep into the playoffs," An-
derson said. "I usually take the
holidays to put some new stuff
in offensively and defensively,
but when part of the team is not
there it's basically impossible to

coach said it was more impor- "I hope that they learned a les-
tant to send a clear message to son to become more dedicated

to the team and not leave your
teammates hanging out to dry
in any situation, and we hope to
teach some lifelong lessons. You
can't miss days of work and just
show up when you want to."
With only six players dressed
and available to play, the Tigers
struggled right out of the gate
with Vernon taking a 14-5 lead
early on and going up 21-8 after
one quarter.
It was a 15-point lead at the
half, but the game started to get

interesting in the third quar-
ter when the Tigers cut it to 12
at 37-25 and drev the fourth
foul on Vernon's leading scorer
But Graceville couldn't make
any headway and the Yellow-
jackets took a 43-28 lead into the
fourth period where they blew
the game wide open with a 10-3
run to start the quarter to go up
by 22.



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Sports Briefs

High school
boys ball
Tuesday Marianna
at Graceville, 5:30 and
7 p.m.; Sneads atVer-
non, 5:30 and 7 p.mr;
Cottondale at Blount-
stown, 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Thursday Malone
at Sneads, 5:30 and
7 p.m.; Graceville at
Altha, 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Friday Graceville at
Cottondale, 5:30 and
7 p.m.; Wewahitchka
at Sneads, 5:30 and 7
p.m.; Marianna at West
Florida, and 7:30 p.m.
*Saturday- Malone
at Central, 6:30 p.m.

High school
girls basketball
Tuesday Marianna
.'at Graceville, 4 p.m.:
Sneads at\Vernon, 4
p.m.; Cortondale at
Blountstown, 4 p.m.
Thursday- Gracev-
ille at Cortondale,
5:30 pn.:. Sneads at
Blountstown. 5:30 p.m.
Friday Wewahi -
tchka at Sneads, 4
p.m.; Marianna at West
Florida, 4 p.m.
Saturday Malone
at Central, 5 p.m.

Jackson County
travel baseball
Jackson County
baseball will have try-
outs for 9U travel base-
ball Jan. 18 from noon
to 3 p.m. at Jennings
Field in Marianna.
Those attending will
need baseball pants, .
clears and a glove, and
players from Jackson
County and surround-
ing counties are all
invited. Those who
attend will also be
entered into a drawing
for a chance to win a
$30 gift card from Hib-
bert Sports.
For any further infor-
mation, call 209-5834
or 557-0419.

MERE basketball
Marianna Recre-
adon Department will
offer three basketball
leagues for youth ages
5 to 13, with registra-
tion to be held through
Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. at The Marianna
Educational and Rec-
reational Expo, located
at 3625 Caverns Road
in MariaAna.
The registration fee
for Basketball is $30 for
participants. The fee
must be paid with a
check or money order:
no checks will be ac-
cepted. No one will
be allowed to register
after Jan. 10.
Registration forms
may also be picked
up and dropped off at
City Hall. All par-
ticipants must bring
a copy of their birth
For more informa-
tion visit us at www.
mrd. The age of all
participants on Nov. 1
of the current year will
be the player's age for
the endre season.
Anyone that may be
interested in coaching
a team or officiating
youth basketball can
contact the Marianna
Recreation Depart-
ment at 482-6228
or come bytluring

From Page 1B
The lethal duo was able to
combine for 58 of the team's
73 points, while Alonze Bai-
ley was the only other Tiger
in double figures with 10.
"For those two to play the
way they did, we'll have a
chance every night," Welch
said. "They came up huge
for us and also made some
clutch free throws down
the stretch."
Despite the early offen-
sive outburst from Baker,
IMalone led by just two at


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BCS Championship Game Notebook

Winston says he's unchanged by success


lif. At the beginning
of the season, Jameis
Winston was just Florida
State's redshirt freshman
Now, he's the Heisman
Trophy winner who leads
the top scoring offense in
college football, which is
just 28 points shy of setting
the NCAA single-season
scoring record.
Oh, and the 19-year-old
has also helped put the
top-ranked, undefeated
Seminoles in the BCS
National Championship
Game (which falls on his
birthday, Monday) against
Auburn after throwing for
3,820 yards and 38 touch-
downs this year.
However, Winston says
he's still the same 6-foot-4,
220-pound dual-sport ath-
lete from Hueytown High
"My life hasn't changed
at all because our goal as a
team, it still isn't over yet,"
Winston said Friday. "At
Florida State, we began the
season as everybody was
looking at us as, like, 'OK,
they've got a freshman
quarterback.' Nobody is
going to pay any attention,
now we're in the national
Winston's season,
though, has had an impact
on others.
"What he's done is
amazing. You ask has his
life changed? Well, he's
changed mine," said Ran-
dy Sanders, the Seminoles'
co-offensive coordinator
and quarterbacks coach.
"Last year at this time, I
was 2-10 and out of a job.
So to be here at Florida
State in the national cham-
pionship game is a dream
come true for me."
Sanders came to Florida
State from Kentucky, where
he held the same positions
since 2009.

Winston draws strength
from teammates
While Winston was lead-
ing the Seminoles to wins
on the field, he was dealing
with adversity off it.
Winston was a part of a
sexual battery investiga-

From Page 1B
The Crusaders crept back
into the game midway
through the fourth thanks
to ratcheting up their de-
fensive pressure, forcing
back-to-back steals and
layups for Antwain Adams
and Hartnett to cut the
margin to seven.
Marianna was up just
59-54 after a floater from
Emon Smith with 1:55
to play, but the Bulldogs
broke through the full-
court pressure on the
ensuing possession and
Baker found Clemmons
for a transition dunk to put
MHS back up seven.
The teams each missed
front ends of one-and-
ones on the next four pos-'
sessions, as the Crusaders
failed to edge closer and
the Bulldogs failed to put
it away.
Free throws by Clem-
mons and Tommy White
finally put MHS up nine
with 45.2 seconds left and
allowed the Bulldogs to
preserve their perfect start
for at least one more game,

halftime, but the Tigers were
able to extend the edge to
49-41 midway through the
third, and took a 52-46 lead
into the final period.
Malone led 64-56 with
just over three minutes to
play before Paxton cut the
deficit to five on two sepa-
rate occasions, the last of
which coming with 26.5
seconds to play.
But the Bobcats got no
closer and dropped to 14-2
on the season.
Austin Carnley and Grant
Stewart led Paxton with 15
points each, while Zac Var-
num had 14 and Desmond

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston speaks during BCS National Championship offensive and defensive press conferences
Friday in Newport Beach, Calif.

tion after a complaint was
filed stemming from a
December 2012 incident.
He was not charged with
any crime after the inves-
tigation wrapped up last
Winston said he' drew
strength from his team-
mates during that time,
adding that he believed
it brought them closer
"My teammates aren't
looking at me ... different-
ly because they know I did
nothing wrong through
the whole process," Win-
ston said. "But at the end
of the day, that'kind of
brought us closer together
as a team, because, 'Dang,
our quarterback is going
through this situation,
and dang, people still are
not leaving us alone after
we're having a successful
season.' But that brought
us closer together as a
Senior wide receiver
Kenny Shaw agreed.
"Looking at the situation
from the outside in, you
would think it would hurt
the team, but we used it as

while also making quite an
impression on Crusaders
coach Nick Mead.
"They're not a good
team. They're a phenome-
nal team," Mead said after
the game. "There's a reason
they're 15-0 and there's a
reason they're state-ranked
and it's because they've
earned it and they deserve
it. They play with the kind
of passion that good teams
"I believe our guys have
that too and they show
it sometimes, but you've
got to show it for a full 32
minutes against a team the
likes of Marianna."
Catholic got a big night
from Moorer, who fin-
ished with 22, points, 18
rebounds and two blocked
shots, while Hartnett had
11 points and Adams
The Crusaders were
scheduled to take on Pine
Forest on Saturday be-
fore returning to league
play Tuesday on the road
against West Florida, while
the Bulldogs will take on
Graceville on Tuesday be-
fore facing West Florida on

Moore 13.
Malone has now won
eight of its last nine games
since the loss to Paxton,
and Welch said from what
he saw Friday, as well as in
the Dothan tournament,
he believes his team is
starting to turn a corner.
"They played like they
didn't want to lose, and
they played a lot tougher
(Friday)," he said. "I really
think the tournament ex-
perience in Dothan made
those guys bond together
and taught us something
about each other. It looked
like it tonight."

a time to get stronger," he
.said. "We stayed close to
Jameis because we knew
the allegations weren't true
and all that. But we just
got stronger and we didn't
miss a beat."
Title thoughts
What would a national
championship mean for
Florida State players?
For Winston, who said he
hasn't won a "real cham-
,pionship" since middle
school, it-would be a dream
come true.
"This game means so
much to me ...," said the
Heisman Trophy winner,
who will turn 20 on game-
day. "When you've got the
opportunity to play in a
National Championship
Game and your -team is
the only team on televi-
sion, and then this game
on my birthday, we're not
going out there just to play
"We're not going out
there to take anybody for
granted. We're going out
there to play a great game.
We're going out there to
do what we came here to

do every single game, 13
games. It's not over yet.
We've got a 14th one, and
why not end this year with
a victory?"
Shaw doesn't know what
it's like playing for a cham-
pionship because he's nev-
er had the opportunity.
"In high school I haven't
got a state championship.
I was always one round,
getting eliminated, so I
haven't got no state title,"
Shaw said. "I ain't got no
championships other than
probably 2K (video game)
championships against
the boys."
Sanders bookends
BCS era
Sanders coached in the
first BCS National Cham-
pionship Game follow-
ing the 1998 season while
an assistant coach on
Tennessee's staff.
The Vols beat Florida
State in the Fiesta Bowl to
win the crown.
Now, Sanders has come
full circle. Not only is he
coaching for the team he
beat in the inaugural BCS
title game, but he'll also

have the distinction of
being a part of the series'
"If nothing else, I'm the
answer to a trivia question,
right?" Sanders joked.
As the BCS era ends this
season, giving way to the
College Football Playoff,
Sanders said his experi-
ence of coaching in the
first one has made him
appreciate what it all
means. Especially since it
took him 15 years to get
"When you play in the
first one, you can't imag-
ine it would be this long
getting back, because we
had a lot of good things go-
ing on at Tennessee at the
time, we had a lot of good
football teams," Sanders
said. "I think having been
in the first one, not that
you take it for granted, but
you kind of expect to do it
again, and the fact that it's
been this number of years
between the two, I think
not that I've worked any
harder or any less for this
one, but I've actually taken
time to appreciate the fact
that I'm here."


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Dear Annie: I have five younger broth-
ers who mean everything to me. Three
of them still live with my mother. Mom
lived with an abusive man for years.
When I was 11, she chose this man over
me and put me in a foster home for two
years. He is now out of the house and
away from my precious little ones, but
I'm afraid it's temporary. Mom claims
she is glad he's gone, but I know she
can't stand being alone and doesn't
have the lBest judgment. I think he'll be
How can I make her see that as much
as being alone is hard on her, she needs
to grow up and be a mother to her chil-
dren? I called the police and DCF and
reported this man's crimes, but nothing
happened. I wish I could get custody of
my brothers, but there is no way I could
support so many people. How do I keep
them safe? How can I make sure my,
mother doesn't invite this man back into
her house?
Dear Scared: You cannot do anything
about your mother's choices. You can
only keep an eye on the situation, and if
this man returns, report it immediately.
to the police and DCE. While there would
need to be evidence or corroboration of
abuse for the authorities to take action,
your vigilance may make it unpleasant
enough that Mom will keep this man at
arm's length.
Is the boys' father in the picture? Are
there other relatives who would take the
boys? You are a kind and caring sibling,
but sometimes these things are beyond
your control. Do what you can, and make
sure your brothers are aware that you
care. They need to know you're in their

Dear Annie: I am a teenage boy and
have been chubby all my life. So, I started
not eating much and, four weeks later,
have lost 20 pounds. But not eating is

The 2013 Richard Freeman Junior
Deal of the Year went to. Chen Yuechen
from China. The deal, which was de-
scribed by Fu Tsiang, occurred during
the Chinese Junior Championships,
played in Suzhou, some 60 miles from
In the auction, two hearts was either
natural or a big, balanced hand. Over the
forced two-spade puppet, two no-trump
promised 24-26 points. After Stayman,
North invited a slam with four no-trump,
and South accepted despite his mini-
mum count because he had all of those
aces and kings. k
Without a clear opening lead, Chen
(West) chose his lowest club. Cao Jia-
hao (East) correctly put in his nine,
and South won with his ace. Declarer
played a diamond to dummy's jack,
then ran the heart jack. How did West
West realized that declarer needed
two more dummy entries, one to repeat
the heart finesse and one to cash the
13th heart. Those entries had to come in
West won with his heart ace and led an-
other diamond, a key play. (A club would
have given South four tricks in the suit
with a good guess. And a spade would
have been won by dummy's 10.)
South took this trick, cashed the club
king to try to drop the queen, then led his
spade seven. West was ready, playing his
jack to kill the second dummy entry. Now

driving me crazy. I had to go home from
school early the other day because I
started having random seizures.
Annie, I know I should eat again, but
since I've lost weight, I've gotten much
more popular. The girl I like even hugged
me yesterday. So should I start eating
normally again, or can I keep on skip-
ping meals?
Dear Florida: Please start eating, or
you'll end up in the hospital. Starvation
eventually shuts down your entire body.
You could die. You know this is a bad way
to lose weight, but here's something you
might relate to better: Starvation diets do
not work in the long term. You are likely
to go right back to your old eating habits.
You already have dropped 20 pounds..
Pine. Talk to your parents today, tell them
what's going on and ask them to make
an appointment to see your doctor. Or
talk to the school counselor br a favorite
teacher. You need to reintroduce healthy
foods into your system. If you eat a bal-
anced diet and get a reasonable amount
of exercise, you will be able to keep that
weight off without starving yourself. You
will be healthier and happier.

Dear Annie: I'd like to respond to "Work-
ing Hard," who resents a co-worker who
does nothing all day while the rest of
them are unappreciated: Suck it up.
For the past 10 years, I have worked at
the greatest job of my life. But the com-
pany has some real numbskulls in upper
management. They make bad decisions,
and there is also blatant favoritism.
There are always employees who get
fed up and leave for greener pastures or
stand up to management and get fired.
Each one of them has told me they wish
they had stayed.
I would rather keep my job and ignore
the annoying things that go on in most

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three spades, two hearts, four diamonds
and two clubs.

by Luis Campos
Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.





Previous Solution: "I don't think rock music is silly, but I think it should be
treated with the irreverence it deserves." Bob Geldof

TODAY'S CLUE: d sjenbe
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by Luis Campos
Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present.
Each letter in the cipher stands for another.





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information from anything not plugged in." Bill Cosby
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Anxie's Mailbox

Today is the fifth day of
2014 and the 16th day of
1781, British forces led by
Brig. Gen. Benedict Ar-
nold captured and burned
Richmond, Va.
In 1914, Ford Motor Co.
raised basic wages from
$2.40 for a nine-hour day
to $5 for an eight-hour day.
. In 2005, the dwarf planet
Eris was discovered.
King Camp Gillette (1855-
1932), safety razor inven-
tor; George Reeves (1914-
1959), actor; Jane Wyman
(1917-2007), actress; Wal-
ter Mondale (1928- ), for-
mer U.S. vice president;
Alvin Ailey (1931-1989),
Robert Duvall (1931-), ac-
tor; Umberto Eco (1932-
), writer; Charlie Rose
(1942- ), talk show host;
Diane Keaton (1946- ),
actress; Bradley Cooper
(1975- ), actor; January
Jones (1978-), actress.
who you are and become
what you are capable of
is the only goal worth liv-
ing." -Alvin Ailey




CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) Helping others will
benefit you down the line.
You will learn a lot from
those working with fewer
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) Don't isolate your-
self; loneliness will lead
to depression. Surround
yourself with close friends
who will provide support
and help lift your spirits.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -The way you handle -
people today will inspire
admiration. See to any
pending paperwork. A
ARIES (March 21-April 1
19) New friends and
partnerships are likely to
form if you get involved in 71
a cause or activity. Fam-
ily members may be able 12
to help clarify a personal 13
situation that is causing 14
you concern. 16
TAURUS (April 20-May 17
20) Think before you 1
speak today. Thought-
less communication will 19
get you into trouble. You 21
must maintain objectivity 24
if you want to find solu- 1
tions to the issues that are 27
bothering you. 28
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) 32
- Your intuition will be 34
strong today, so act fast to 36
implement new ideas. 37
CANCER (June 21-July 39
22) If you choose to nit- 41
pick today, you will meet 4j
with the same treatment
from others.
LEO (July .23-Aug. 22)
- You stand to profit if L
you have the, capital on -
hand to make a quick -
investment. 11
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.22) f
- Researching real estate
may be a good idea. A
lucrative long-term in-
vestment can be secured. 21
Making changes to your 27
surroundings will be to
your advantage. Your ad- 12
vice will be valued.,
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
- You can improve your
confidence through a self-
improvement initiative.
Don't avoid exercising.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) There will be many 5
distractions today, and if
you try to do everything, 1-4
you will accomplish -
nothing. You must make
careful choices. -
Dec. 21) You'll be feel- 1)
ing wild and crazy today. 4
Don't gamble, or you will
lose. Impulse spend-
ing will have frustrating 11
consequences later on. 14
Burn off your energy with
physical activities. 15

Lake fish
Pilot's test
TV (2 wds.)
One kind
of flight
Marlins' st.
Olive yield
Debt Itrs.
Stout pole
Baby's bed
Mr. Rooney
Lyric poem
Extinct bird
787, for one

45 Male
48 Give off
49 Strong
52 Livy's route
53 Court ritual
54 PBS
55 Gymnasts'
56 rime period
57 Square
1 Lab course
2 Traipses
3 Kid
4 Mongoose
5 "Xanadu"
6 Bagel
7 Pastoral
8 "- and
9 Steel mill
12 Pasture

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15 Louts 33 Whines
18 USSR 35 Ditch
space 38 San
station Francisco
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thine 40 Hankering
21 By way of 42 Coup
22tlime plotters
beyond 43 Appealing
measure 44 Comet, to
23 Bad- an ancient
mannered 46 Director
24 Novelist Fritz -
Grey 47 Gaelic
25 Harvest singer
26 Drop out of 48 Dovetail
sight 49 Baltimore
29 Typewriter bard
type 50 Corn
31 London's serving
Big 51 Util. bill

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Mr. Baldwin
- fixe
Part of
Tree that
sheds bark
Bun seed
DJ's stock
Big tees
- Kringle
A question
of time
Half of hex-
Ollie's pal
Put on

42 Rock's
Bon -
45 Canceled
49 Sunset
53 Belly flop
54 Pose
55 Ancient
56 Nonfat milk
57 Six-pointers
58 Actress
59 Yale grad

1 Howls
2 Sunblock.
3 -ex
4 Goes up
5 Ben &
Jerry rival
6 Sony rival
7 Afternoon
8 Entangle-
9 Be, to Henri
10 Polite
12 Teasing

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22 Mutant 36Exercises,
heroes as power
(hyph .) 38 Related
23RN helper 39 Baton
24 Authorizes Rouge sch.
25 Bearded 41 Auto racing
flower family
26 Riviera 42 Witticism
resort 43 Exiled
27- no Roman
idea! poet
28 AAA 44 Zoo staffers
suggestions 46 Simile word
29 Catch in a 471Harmful
snare 48 Moore of
31 Small "G.l. Jane"
brown bird 50Class
33 April 15 "PSc e
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35 Gator Guy"
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Entertainment Brief

Roberts named host of 'Way Too Early'
NEWYORK MSNBC's Thomas Roberts will be
getting used to early hours as the new host of the
network's "Way Too Early" program.
The cable network on Friday gave Roberts the
job as anchor of the newscast, which airs from 5:30
a.m. to 6 a.m. Eastern just before "Morning Joe."
Roberts will also be a contributor to "Morning Joe."
The irreverent "Way Too Early" was a springboard
for former host Willie Geist, who is now a regu-
lar on "Morning Joe" and hosts an hotir of NBC's
"Today" show.

From wire reports

NEA Crossword Puzzle


SUNDAY, JANUARY 5. 2014 ,* 3BF


4 B Sunday, January 5, 2014 e Jackson County Floridan





BY FAX: (850) 482-4478 or (334) 712-7975 P.O. BOX 520, MARIANNA, FL 32447
Publication Policy Errors and Omissions: Advertisers should check their ad the first day. This publication shall not be liable for failure to publish an ad or for a typographic error or errors in publication except to the extent of the cost of the ad for the first day's
insertion. Adjustment for errors is limited to the cost of that portion of the ad wherein the error occurred. The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors In advertisements beyond the amount paid for the space
actually occupied by that portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred, whether such error is due to negligence of the publisher's employees or otherwise and there shall be no liability for non-insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount paid for
such advertisement. Display Ads are not guaranteed position. All advertising is subject to approval. Right is reserved to edit, reject, cancel or classify all ads under the appropriate classification.

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on Jan. 11th. (Graceful Bingo) On Prime Ave.
Free Hot Dogs & chips while supplies last.
Doors open at 12 noon start playing at 12.
Call for info: 850-263-4280.

I Save 40%-70% Off retail everyday on most
every item In store. Clip this ad and
present to cashier for an additional 10%
off. We have many items buy one and get
one free. Shop us before you buy and save
on your Christmas shopping list.
TO SOUTHSIDE KMART.. 334-714-9658


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.
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
4 504-915-1474 m


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

CALL BOB (334) 219-4697
OR (850) 710-0189

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



All left over Christmas Babies are on sale!!
Yorldes, Shorkie, Yorkies Mixes and
Japanese Chin Mix. 334-7184886




All Farm Fresh!.
220 W. Hwy 52 Malvern

for Sale
$9.00 per bussell
4 229-246-1340 4,
Beautiful Bermuda Coastal Hay
4 Round Rolls $50 l Square $5
Call 334-791-0023

Top Quality Coastal Bermuda
Hay Large Rolls
Fertilized & Weed Control
1 850-209-9145 40

0 Horse Boarding
(barn or pastures) |
Beautiful Trails
Excellent Care
Call 334-791-0023 or 334-791-7312

City of Marianna
has a position available for

Call 718-0326 for details.
EOE/Drug Free Workplace Employer

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.
* 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.
* Journalism degree from A reputable college or universityy.

The paper offers an outstanding benefits package that
includes vacation, quality health insurance and a 401K plan.
Pre-employment drug and background screen required.
You may apply online at www.bhmginc.com

Refrigerator Mayag, white, like new $250.850- 1 ll VITI LL I IT! FIND IT!
693-4277 Call 9am 7pm


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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 and carry 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

Now Hiring Full Time
Bulk Order Filler Position
1st 2nd, and 3rd Shifts
Competitive Pay and Benefits Package!
Please apply in person at:
Family Dollar Distribution Center
3949 Family Dollar Parkway,
Marianna, Florida 32448
Must be 18 Years Old.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Drug Free Workplace

s Look ahead to your
future! Start training
y T Is for a new career in
FO R IS Medical Assisting,
COLLEGE Medical Office Admin.,
Pharmacy Technology,
Call Fortis College 855-445r3276
For consumer iRfo: visit www.fortis.edu


1/1 apt. near Blue Springs $525/month;
$400/deposh Call Joanne 850-693-0570.


,2BR/1 BA Apartment For Rent in
Nice Neighborhood $600/Mo,
0- Call 850-482-5134 -4

1 & 2BR Apartments in Marianna
2 & 3BR Mobile Homes Rent to Own
Lot rent included. For details
850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4m

I2 &3BR Mobile Homes
in Marianna & Sneads (850)209-8595 I

3BR 1BA House for rent,
Safe neighborhood, $575/mo + dep.
Call 850-573-8180 ask forDave _
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 acQ $650. + dep. RENT OR OPTION TO BUY w/
Income & Credit approval
Call 850-579-4317 & 850-866-1965
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.
4 850-718-6541 4m

2/2 located in Sneads $350. mo.
4 850-573-0308 45
2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.'
http:// www.charloscountryllvtng.com.
I 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. Reg.
Small Quiet Family Oriented Park 1,2 & 3BR
MH's for Rent includes water, garbage,
lawn care, No Pets 850-592-1639

"Everyone Welcome"
Auction Held At Property
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


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

Jackson County Floridan -

Winnebago1995 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-c6nvection oven combo, gas stove,
hot water heater, 30 or 50 amp power, all
original paper work. $20,000. OBO 334-585-6689
Cargo Trailer enclosed 12ft long, less than
4000 miles, rear and side doors. Bought in
September $2300. OBO 217-424-1033.


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.
Ford 2001 Taurus, 231K miles,
good condition. $1700. Send inquiries to:
or Call 334-712-7962 from 9-5
Grand 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 Sharpi Like
new, $200 down, $249 per month. Call Ron Ellis
*a Lincoln 2004 Town Car
Signature, loaded, leath-
er, like new, clean, 94k
miles. owner, $7500.
~ Lincoln 2007 MKZ
(Metallic Red), Cream
Leather, all power, sun
roof, dial-in door, cooled
and heated seats, navigation, new tires, new
battery. Only 70000 miles. Is in immaculate
condition. $14,500. Call 334-693-2603
Mazda 2008 Miata MXS 4cyl. Loaded. In great
condition. 31,000 miles. Silver with black top.
$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-
5i\ * $0 Down/ist Payment,
Tax, Tag & Title Pass
Repo pass bankruptcy
Call Steve Pope 334-803-9550
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-

1981 BMW Motorcycle R100RS 1000cc Red
Smoke. Perfect condition, Many extras. $4,995.
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2007 V STAR 1300 (Black) One Owner, Garage
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Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
application for a water use permit has been
received by the Northwest Florida Water
Management District:
Application number I 07436 filed 12/16/2013
Larry Baggett, 1907 Highway 71, Marianna, FL
Requesting an annual average daily withdrawal
of 3,000 gallons per day from the Floridan
Aquifer System for Agricultural Irrigation use
by existing and proposed facilities.
General withdrawal locations) in Jackson
County: T03N, R10W, Sec. 1; T06N, R10W,
Sec. 1B
Interested persons may submit written
comments/objection or submit a written
request for the notice of proposed agency
action (NOPAA) regarding the application
by writing to: Division of Resource Regulation,
Northwest Florida Water Management District,
attn: Terri Peterson, 152 Water Management
Drive, Havana, Florida 32333.
A NOPAA will be mailed only to persons
who have filed such requests. A NOPAA must
be requested in order to be advised of further
proceedings and any public hearing date.
Written comments/objection or NOPAA re-
quests must be received by 5:00 p.m. eastern
time on January 21, 2014.
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regarding this application. Publication of
this notice constitutes constructive notice
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Call Us For All Your
Real Estate Needs MIL i

~ 3/2 Brick home close
to tow n in Marianna
Fencedt back yard with
a screenoed back porch
i nust the right size for
relaxing or entertaining. Home is located on Meadowvlew Road.
close to schools, College. shopping and hospital. This updated
home is just the right size and ready for you to move inI Call today

Spirt floor Pfan wnth Laro e Master Bed and Bath anr d The e lrge Bedroonrs rith t-
ful baths Formal Dining Room and Breakfast Area Kitchen csor caIrnetsl Mrbli
FirePlace and Bo in reBOo, Shelues Perfect homre ior 'nnnrour ,na S n brr a0tifl
tings wuithtebeabutrifulhonrr, $22.00ado nsidrrrre,,ringanOffe 10 1

convenient to the College and Businesses of Graceville This 3/2 home is
ready for you to call it home The roof was completely replaced in 2011!
Bedrooms are large with plenty of space. Ail of the appliances! Call today to
set an appointment to seethis beautiful, and affordable home MLSf 247421

~ Country life in a 2002
built 2000 square fast
Manufactured home on
apex. 4 acres on a paved
road- a greut place to
live! Located in North Jackson County close to.the Alabama State Line,
this home is in a perfect spot for those who travel between Marianna
and Dothan. Call today and let us show you this beautiful home. Priced
to sell, owner says bring all offers. $79,900 MLS# 248922 ,

Corner Russ St sand
Kelse n St- Close he
College, Schools'and
Hospital in Marianna
Inly $59,900.
Updates already done! Just move in! Great investment
with low payments! Hardwood Floors,, newer metal roof
and central heat/air. Just too cute to pass up! Possible
Lease Purchase. MLS# 248356

a heom e Sptrns Panetaraionis
located close Inolire BEAUTIFUL
Blue Spriings Stale, Park,
Merritihs Mill Pond and Lake
Semirule. These lois could
be a PERFECT Place to build
a home and onion the Peace and tranquirly Mariannra has tuottfer. Ho established
Subdivision, Blue Springs Plantation is a growing community with homes already built
and occupied. It has a Public water system, Underground Utilities, Phone, Sewer and
Paved roads. Several Lots available to choose from. Located on Blue Springs Highway.

Large family room,
l pow i and dining
rooms. Seller is ready
to look at all otters
sod help a buyer fulfill
their dream of owning a
basal Newer stove and refrigerator. Alinwuaco for a new stone
-pick it oat yourself! Beautiful patio wi th a gardening shed for
all your tools. Small fenced area for children or pets. Dun't miss
out on the fantastic price for this beautiful home! MLS# 248529

coau ifu el maintained
~Li~JI to1t Historic Hmie ini
EMasnilay. It has'Sbedrooms
andi huge rooms .Tire
ceilings are approx. 12 feet high. It also featured a large detached 2 car
garage (30x40) but for your convenience there is an attached carport at
the front porch. The seller is very motivated and is onen to all offers. Make

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Broker Associate
Call Uts For All Rour
Real Estate N eeds

Full bath has a martierlx V('d andscaoing this ho ae fe'Is tucked v^ay a
private Owners are mocriated to sell and have apo led 'or sh 0 -sal- l Make an
appt to see this lcve y homel PRICED AT $83c.900 4'LS248399

9-hale (Par 3) golf
course, comes with
home that has 32t5'
under roof, but only 972' is being used. Has potential of 2-3BR/1-
2BA, large outside deck. With the location, this property has
potential iii jl-, 1-.1-.. Priced at $116,900 MLS#247834

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LR, GR, carpet, nicely painted, great deck w/fenced in
backyard! Convenient to Family Dollar, Panama City and
1-10. PRICED AT $105,000 MLS #248496

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room, bonus room, nice hardwood floors throughout under
carpet and 2 fireplaces! Home needs updating. Many old-
style Southern Oak trees. Incl. 3 parcels totaling about 1
acre in Cottondale. PRICED AT $85,000 MILS #248624

This beautiful custom

stone home on 5.3
acres is a rare tindlll
This country estate has too much to list! Additional 45 acres
available for purchase also. Make an appointment for a
private showing today. Priced at $450,000 MLS #248571

waterfront on Lake Osceola. Home has large porches, in-ground pool w/
new liner and many extras. Seller will allow up to $18,000 toward new roof
and upgradesn Make your appt. today! Priced at $225,000 MLS #248285

spacious great room, kit/din combo, Ig bdrms & baths, big utility
rm, new heat pump, 2-car garage, landscaped yard w/backyard
fenced. Close to high school, state park, airport, & so much more.
Matesanoappe. today Priced at only $154,900 MLS #247791

Th is 16 00 square foot

ot W ~is Tlocated on busy
Hwy. 90 between Marianna and Cottondale. This structure
has a large open'area with several office areas. Make an
in rw'ill rl,,,l a fru rl miri 1 ).a *.iiry\ \,L: 5;.1 1 '

Small 2/1 home in
Bio u ntstewn Nice area
of town and convenwirntto di.
everything! This____is__a__great___.__._......__
starter home Fonced
yard and carport. Too cute to pass up. Very affordable at $62,000 with in the bachw/ rollupdoors partially fenced all on 7 acres w/addt i
payments that will be lowerthan rent!BDonotpassthis up. MLSH 249218 property of up to 140+ acres. Property has numerous potential usesMake
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Blue Sprngs Highway
1 Acre Lot on Old U S Hwy north of Hwy 162 $10,000
*10 Beautiful Acres on River Road near Lake Seminole $40,000
10 Acre Tract off Blocker Road $35,000
*5 Acres off Sweat Pond Road $22,000
1 Acre ComeF lot on paved road in Compass Lake $6,000

.-4lotsISunny Hills, Chipley, FL- $3,800/ea
4 lots Mashburn Rd,, Marianna, FL $12,000/ea
3 acres Lake Seminole Rd. $50,000
*20 acres Church St., Cypress $50,000
*.5 acre-Chipola River -$25,000
121 acre cattle farm -$450,000


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5035 Hwy 90 Maeianna, FL 32446

Cresh Harrison, Broker- 850-482-1700

Stacy Borges, Realtor 850-573-1990

Julie Miles, Realtor 850-693-3435

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HERE! Several
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in Marianna.
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1.20 Acre lots for
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OR a 3.45 acre
lot that can be
purchase as a whole for $35,000 or Can be purchased
in 3 1.05+/- lots Each for $15,000. Located close to
the High-School and in an established neighborhood!


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16032 gunite pool. Hardwood floors on the first floor! The kitchen
is large with plenty of countertop AND cabinet space! Large center
island and breakfast area! There is an air conditioned game room or
5th bedroom and half bath over the detached garage. MLS #248338

FAMILY?? Great
4/2 with almost
1700 sq ft under
Airl Beautiful
original hardwood
floors! The Family
room can be easily converted to a 5th bedroom if needed!
Great Spacious 1.80 acres! Brick home has a newer 4 ton AC
unit! This home can be offered as a short sale! MLS #248281

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18 it ceilings, built in entertainment center and a granite see thru fireplace to
the sunroom. The Main Kitchen is a dream. Granite countertops with a center
island with lots of upgraded cabinets! There is a 2 car attached garage with
a bonus room which has central air and the detached garage isslarge enough
to store your toys! There is also another bedroom over the detached garage.

K.7j~RL Great 3/2 with over
1900 sq ft! There is a
Mother in Law guest
house! Large 1 acre lot
with a Huge Workshop!
Completely remodeled
from floors to ceiling! Beautiful sunroom-
overlooking nice backyard! MLS #248896
MILL POND! Cony 2/1 with
1080 nq overlooking lake!
Large Backyard with dock
perfect for relaxing! Kitchen
and baths hone had some
updates! Lining room sod
Master bedroom overlook
the water! Fireplace in
living room! MILS #247609

THIlS 3/2 Home with
1322 sq *tl Front porch
-.to relax on. Carpet,
tile and wood flooring.
4 Sonroom o n the bach.
Il' -Located on Hwy 90 is
Sneods. With a Little TLC
-_ this home can be yours
4/3.5 Brick home with suer
2300 sq ft under sir located on
1.23 acres! Below ground Pool
Se with nice patio area! Wood
burning fireplace, Huge Kitchen
with center islond! Large
Family room with formal Lining
sod Dining! Needs sosme TIC.

ovr 16 f N dwe r umIrTh
4/2 1/2, 2 story home with
master bedroom is an the first
floor and all other 3 hbedrusms
are upstairs. This home sits
III en a hill or a cornier lot/ VeryC
private yard. Newer home with
all the extras. MIS #248849T

3 or 4'Bedreom 3 bath teme tan
almost 1000 sq ft under air! The
Huge living ress, with 2 Master
. . .bedrooms. Screened Porch,
Laundry Rosin Sitting en 5 city
lots and has a beautiful backyard
mitt a 24x24 Outbuilding/Stop!
Ssld AS-IS. MILS #248168
with a 3/2 Home with
aprox 1960 aq ft. Open

.' Ktchen area to Family
Room Split Bedroom
Plan Located en 10 acres.
New on market so call for
List Price.

2/2 ,mitt uprau 1344
*Sq Fr. Screened, porch
overlooking water. Located
on 1.35 ucres. Sun Luke is
a0 80 acre Buss Lake. Pier
and dock tu fist on! New
on market so call today
lee pricel

HOME. True 4/3 Brick
home with a 3 car
garage on 2.24
acres. Over 2900
Sql ft with a large
Living room, formal
dining room and
21x16 Family room. Hardwood floors thru out
living areas and bedrooms. IMLS #248717

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4630 Hwy. 90 Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 526-2891
E.ch Offeon I1 IIdeped-ently O.n.d and Oprae.d

Ed McCoy, Realtoru
Cell-(850) 573.6198

Home located on 4 notes that
!needs some rases finished.
Grfeat onnestWent and bandyman
MLS# 248236* $45,600.

MLS# 248786 $ 88,000.

base with recent upda tes
Is),wdigil-frt ,,,[,1.io~f, I netneat
M OAttin i 'fd ftiq special

MLS# 248712* $114,900
Wetl built home ethplenty of
Iiiying spoce snd natuaol hardwood
Hoans. Puichase hoemansd 40
acerator boy oll 00 acres.

MLS# 248677 0 $249,000.

Pat Furr

Ilds 3Bedroom/2Bitb hne ib a
deinghtflluibh f es otfmeA oti

NILS# 249113 $172,000.
Beuineftl, quet setting ore sne lovely
wandshpen loer. The seemed bae ofd fde!
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ALTHA Custom built home that cost was not a problem.
There are so many special features in this home, stainless
steel Kitchen-Aide appliances, Jacuzzi tub, Whirlpool
washer and dryer and MORE! Call Bevely, 850-
209-5211 today and set appointment to see all of the
features. Home also is handicap accessible.
MLS# 248415 *-$159,900




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Keeping watch

The late Jack
Wingate once re-
marked, "A man ain't
got no worries when he's
watching' a cork."
That's a pretty wonderful
thought. Quite true, too.
I've gazed upon many
a bobbing cork in my
time, from age four to
the present. Never in my
cork-watching career can
I recall fretting about any-
thing while thus engaged.
It's simply impossible. I
can't conjure up a worry to
save my life. Makes no dif-
ference if that old bobber's
being tugged beneath the
water's surface by a hefty
crappie or bluegill or just
lying there dead still, do-
ing nothing. I just sit there
watching it and nothing
seems to bother me.
Thinking on that, I'm
reminded of a number of
things besides fishing corks
that lend themselves well
to worry-free observation.
There are untold things out
there worth watching.
Take sunrises and
sunsets, for instance. They
don't last very long, but the
no-fret period they afford
me is pretty intense and
powerful. Good thing, too.
Right after sunrise I have
to start worrying about
writing schedules, dead-
lines and angry editors.
After sunset I must usu.
ally deal with the vexing
realization that it's getting
dark and I have once again
forgotten my flashlight.
Watching birds comes to
mind as well. Bird-watch-
ers are never apt to become
too discombobulated.
There's something about
birding that always soothes



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me. A soaring red-tailed
hawk, the brilliant hues.
of a cardinal, the perid-
ness of a Carolina wren; all
these help sweep away my
worries. Of course, there
are those sadistic little
sparrows and warblers
that refuse to sit still long
enough for me to make a
positive identification. I
admit they have at times
made me weep, gnash my
teeth and wish fervently
for a shotgun. Still, on the
whole, it's a reasonably
relaxing pastime. Really
comes in handy when the
fish aren't biting, too.
Then there's the pleasure
of watching flowing water.
What's more soothing
than observing a wind-
ing, slow-moving creek
or river? The sight can lull
me into pleasant musing
or even peaceful slum-
ber. Indoors people have
recently picked up on the
therapeutic effects of this
phenomenon. One notices
more and more wall foun-
tains, indoor garden pools
and water sculptures these
days. I, for one, think that
trend is a good thing. With
one exception: There's a
continuously tinkling wall
fountain in the waiting
room of my urologist's of-
fice. My waits there aver-
age 30 minutes to an hour.
Need I explain further?

Thought not
I'm also mesmerized by
falling leaves; cascades of
red, brown and gold show-
ering down around me
in the chill of an autumn
morning.,Ah, yes. Watch
the leaves fall, forget your
troubles. Donft worry, be
happy Works every time.
Until the deer I see too
late because I'm watching
leaves turns out to be a
Boone & Crockett 10-point
with a rack the size of a de-
nuded cedar tree. Watching
trophy bucks bound away
is a bit less than soothing.
I love watching moun-
tain trout rise to feed on
hatching insects late in
the afternoon or Lake
Seminole bluegills sucking
down mayflies in early
summer. I haven't a care
in the world as I "match
the hatch" and tie on
a suitable fly. I gaze in
worry-free wonder as my
line flows gracefully in a
flawless cast and settles on
the surface of the pool. I
watch the fly alight upon
the water in a beautiful
presentation. As usual,
the trout aren't fooled.
Nothing's biting. Except
maybe the bear that shows
up or the mayfly-disguised
wasps from the huge nest
in the willow tree.
Ah, well. Maybe watch-
ful reverie in the outdoors
isn't so relaxing and sooth-
ing after all. So much for
mellowing out my readers
To heck with it. I'm
gonna go out and watch
a cork. Perhaps it will
inspire me. It's been a
while since I wrote about
hypothermia, after all.

From Page 1B
"We played well until we just completely
ran out of gas," Anderson said. "It kind of
snowballed on us. The more tired we got, the
more shots (Vernon) seemed to make."
Stephon Silas added nine points for the Yel-
lowjackets, with Austin Brown scoring eight.
It was the first district loss of the season for
the Tigers, who dropped to 5-1 in league play
and 8-6 overall.
Bouncing back will be more than a little
difficult with a home game against the unde-
feated Marianna Bulldogs up next on Tues-
day before a pair of tough road district con-
tests against Altha and Cottondale to finish
the week.
Vernon will next host Sneads on Tuesday
night and end the week with district road
games of its own against Wewahitchka and

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Fishing Report

18B . SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014




Lake Seminole
Bass fishing remains good, with cool-
water fish continuing to hold in the
"ditches." Seek them in grass, using lip-
less crankbaits as locator lures. Grassy
flats are good target areas as well, with
medium and deep-running crankbaits
paying off. Anglers may also find a bit
of flipping action in shallow, dead veg-
etation during warmer periods.
Crappies are fair and the fish remain
reasonably active. Follow the bait-
fish and look for the crappie schools
directly beneath them in deep water.
Minnows are the best bait choice.
Bream, catfish, white bass and hy-
brids remain slow for now.
Lake Eufaula
Bass are slow to fair, with some
shallow fish taking medium-running
crankbaits in grass at about 5 feet.
Fishing jigs in cover is also a good
technique to try now. For deeper fish,
go with Carolina-rigged worms on the
ledges and drop-offs. Jigging spoons
may take deep fish as well and can be
used with good results on suspended
bass beneath schools of baitfish.
Crappies should soon become more
aggressive biters, especially in water
temperatures of 50-plus degrees. Look

Graceville's Marquavious Johnson
puts up a shot in a game earlier this

for them in sizable schools beneath
large shad concentrations. Use live
Hybrids, white bass, bream and cat-
fish continue to be slow at present.
Lake Andrews/
Chattahoochee River
Bass fishing is fair. Largemouths may
be caught along ledges in spots where
the current is not too fast. Fish spoons
or jig-and-pig combos and work the
baits very slowly. Bass fishing up the
creeks can be productive at times, but
the bite there is more sporadic than
on the river itself. Up the creeks, use
worms and crankbaits.
Catfishing is slow on the big lakes, but
can be fair to good up and downriver,
particularly during warmer periods of
the day. For larger cats, go downstream
and fish bluff walls near river bends.
Tailwater catfishing is slow to fair. Use
frozen shad, worms or prepared baits.
Crappies will bite moderately well
when concentrations of fish can be
Bream fishing remains slow.
Generation schedules, pool levels, and other such
information for area waterways may be obtained by
calling toll-free 1-888-771-4601. Follow the recorded
instructions and access the touch-tone for the
Apalachicola River System.