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Title: The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title: Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: John H. Perry
Place of Publication: Lake City Fla
Creation Date: February 10, 2005
Publication Date: 1967-
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    Section B: Outdoors
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Thursday
February 10, 2005 ,
Lake City, Florida


Missing Teen

Dixie County girl last seen
in Lake City on Tuesday
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By ASHLEY CISNEROS
acisneros@lakecityreporter. corn
Most local residents prob-
ably want to pack up their
sweaters after warm temper-
atures embraced the area
earlier this week.
Yet, a cold blast is expect-
ed to replace the recent
pleasant conditions starting
today.
"It looks like we will have
conditions of about 30
degrees on Thursday night
into Friday morning," said
Scott Carroll, meteorologist
for the National Weather
Service.
'The winds are expected
to stay fairly strong as well."
'Carroll predicts that the
near-freezing temperatures
will continue on Friday
night into Saturday morn-
ing.
'The weekend looks bet-
ter with highs on Saturday
in the low 60s and Sunday
with highs in the upper
60s," Carroll said.


JENNIFER CHASTEEN/Lake City Reporter
Kevin Zamora, 8, tags behind Raymond Whitely, 8, on his mini-scooter along Camp Street
during an unusually warm Wednesday afternoon. Warm weather is due to give way to cool-
er temperatures today and Friday.


The change in the tem-
'peratures shouldn't make
residents worry about
frozen, pipes, but plants
should be moved indoors at
night.
"Any kind of tender or
tropical plant should proba-
bly oui- i d ." 1I ,said. "it
would take temperatures in
the mid-20s for the pipes to.
freeze."
Residents will want to


bundle up, especially on
Friday morning due to the
wind chill.
"We expect that the wind
chill will drop on Friday to'
the low to mid-20s if the
winds stay up and the tem-
peratures drop as we pre-
dki," Carn uli s-aid.
The cold blast may not be
the last one before warmer
weather appears.
"Because it is only the


middle of February, we
should still expect more
cold fronts and it is possible
we could get even colder
conditions," he said.
The best time to be out-
doors will be Sunday after-
noon when temperatures
could liimb near the upper
60s.
NMonday and Tuesday are
also predicted to be pleas-
ant, Carroll said.


County moves


forward with


revamping


bid procedure


County commissioners
expect upcoming
workshop will alleviate
bidding confusion.
By TONY BRITT
tbritt@lakecityreporter.com
Columbia County officials
have scheduled a commis-
sioner's workshop to discuss
the way the county awards
bids to prospective vendors.
The workshop has been
scheduled for 6 p.m., March 8
at the Columbia County
Public Library's downtown
branch, 308 NW Columbia
Avenue.
County officials decided to
look at reshaping its bid
process last week after three
mowing companies found
inconsistencies in the contract
language when they submit-
Led proposals to provide serv-
ices for the county.
As a result, two of the serv-
ice providers filed a Notice of
Intent to Protest the award,


tl think we've grown
to the size where we
need to have a
standardized process
when requesting
bids.9
Elizabeth Porter
Columbia County
Commissioner

although the county never for-
mally accepted any of the pro-
posals.
Ultimately, the county
rejected all the proposals and
will re-bid the project after
having the workshop.
During that meeting
Elizabeth Porter, Columbia
,County District 5 commission-
er, suggested the county
revamp its bid process by
holding pre-bid meetings and
forming other criteria if cori-
BID
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LNew Millennium begins on first order


JUSTIN LANG/Lake City Reporter
Clint Ruckman, a production line supervisor at New
Millennium Building Systems facility off Lake Jeffery Road,
welds a metal clip into the 'webbing' of a steel joist for the
plant's first order Wednesday.


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Comics ........ .5B


Rictory churnms out
first steel joist after
days of preparation.

By JUSTIN LANG
jlang@lakecityreporter.com
It was a momentous day for
New Millennium Building
Systems Wednesday as its
first customer's order of steel
joists moved closer to comple-
tion.
Though production work-
ers completed only the basic
assembly and tack welding of
one large joist and planned
a thorough review before
sending it down the line for
final welds it marked


Local ......... 3A
Business ....... 5A


important progress at the new
facility.
Doug Lang, manager of the
plant, said with a customer's
order due in about two weeks,
New Millennium is glad to
know two of its production'
lines are expected to go fully
operational this morning.
"I don't see anything stop-
ping us," he said. "It would
take a (destructive) act of God
and we don't need any of
those."
On Wednesday afternoon,
production line No. 4 at the
new facility was occupied by
several workers constructing
its first steel joist for a cus-
tomer.
Sparks flew as pieces were
welded into place and an
TODAY
Obituaries ...... .6A
Opinion ..... .4A


angle grinder was used to
take down some of the metal
edges.
Watched by even more peo-
ple from New Millennium's
office staff, the workers toiled
for more than an hour on the
joist, making sure each piece
was placed correctly and the
structure was of exact size
and quality.
"We are going to be real
careful with our quality," said
Al Singleton, production man-
ager, as he watched the
process closely.
Singleton said the 30-foot-
long joist is part of a 200-ton
order that New Millennium
must deliver in about two
weeks to a commercial con-
struction site elsewhere in


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Though the production
workers did their duties cau-
tiously, he said soon, "It will
be like second-nature to
them," and would eventually
take only minutes.
But "it takes a little while to
learn these jobs," he added.
Singleton said he was glad,
however, that the "good group
of guys" were taking care to
be safe and do the job proper-
ly.
With the bulk of the work
on the first joist complete, he
said, "It's a relief to me and
these guys right here."
"The pressure is off and
ORDER
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Super Bowl winners
Teena Peavey, Lake City Reporter advertising representative, presents Hometown Shopping
Bucks to winners in the newspaper's Super Bowl Contest. Bill Phillips (left) of Lake City was
the grand prize winner, taking first, second and third quarter prizes, as well as the final.
score prize. Buddy Roban of Fort White won the fourth quarter score prize. Both men won
the gift certificates to local businesses that sponsored the contest.
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New option for
damaged trees
Agricultural landowners in
need of financial relief for
trees, bushes, vines and for-
est land damaged by natural
disasters that occurred


between Dec. 1, 2003 and
Dec, 31, 2004, have a new
option for help through the
USDA's Tree Assistance
Program.
The signup period for
General TAP, TAP-Timber
and TAP-Pecans will end
either on March 18 or 14 cal-


endar days after the Federal
Register, notice is published.
Approved funding for the
TAP programs include for
rehabilitation and related
costs for pecan trees
destroyed or damaged due to
hurricanes.
Staff report

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Wednesday's Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 7-8-3
Play 4: 9-1-1-1
Tuesday's Fantasy 5: 9-
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Dixie County girl remains missing


By JASMINE RANGEL
jrangel@lakecityreporter. corn

The Columbia County
Sheriff's Department is
searching for a missing 14-
year-old Dixie County girl who
was last heard from Tuesday


night in Columbia County.
. Melissa Ann Melton last
spoke by telephone to her
mother, Cynthia Hart of Old
Town, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Melton said she was in Lake
City and was with Samantha
Sarka, who is in her 20's and


driving a gold Chevrolet
Cavalier, Hart said.
Melton is 5-feet-tall and
weighs approximately 115
pounds. She was last seen
wearing a gray sweatshirt with
West Coast Choppers printed
on the front and blue jeans.


She has blonde hair and blue
eyes.
Anyone with information
about Melton can contact the
Columbia County Sheriff's
Office at 386-752-3222 or
through the office's Web site,
www.columbiasheriff com.


NAACP holding its annual membership drive


By TONY BRITT
tbritt@lakecityreporter.com

The Columbia County
Branch of the National
Association for the
Advancement of Colored
People is in the midst of its
annual membership drive.
The Rev. Clyde Douglas, the
new president of the Columbia
County branch, said it is one of
his goals that the local chapter
increase its membership and
his goal is to have 1,500 mem-
bers.
'"The blood of the organiza-
tion is membership," he said,
last month. "If we have no
members, we have no organi-
zation."


.The membership drive is
being run as a contest through
local churches and the church
that gets the most members is
awarded the Columbia County
NAACP Branch Freedom Bell.
The bell is gold and stands on
a platform showing all past
winning churches, the years
and the names of the pastors.
The bell is presented to the
winning church on the fourth
Sunday in April at the annual
NAACP Spring Luncheon.
Philadelphia Baptist Church
has won the bell for the last six
years. Glynnell Presley,
Columbia County NAACP
branch secretary, said they've
held the annual membership
drive since 1996 with the bell


as the top prize.
"I would hope that every
person in Columbia County
would become a member,"
Presley said. '"The NAACP is
not just for black people, but
for colored people. Colored
people means anybody and we
do have white members.
Memberships are important
because when we begin to
negotiate with the powers that
be, the more members you
have in an organization, the
more power you can wield."
Presley said the Columbia
County NAACP branch is con-
centrating on getting its mem-
bership to 1,500 people.
"We've never had 1,500
members before, so with the


new president, people seem to
respond to him well and the
churches seem to be gung-ho
about getting that bell," he
said.
NAACP adult memberships
are $30 and the local branch
keeps $11.30. Children mem-
berships are $10.
"We're encouraging people
to purchase life ,member-
ships," Presley said. "A silver
life membership is $750 and
we're encouraging churches
to purchase church member-
ships."
Memberships can be pur-
chased through any member
of the local branch's executive
committee, or by calling
Presley at 752-4074.


Dogs training with


handlers at Camp


Weed this week


By Susan Sloan
Special to the Reporter

Training Venture is hold-
ing its fourth-annual per-
formance skills training
camp for dogs and dog han-
dlers this week at Camp
Weed in Live Oak.
The four-day camp fea-
tures three highly qualified,
world-class trainers who pre-
pare novice as well as experi-
enced agility dogs with work-
ing sessions and presenta-
tions.
The training camp is
administered by Valerie
Rutledge, owner of Training
Ventures who teaches obedi-
ence and agility in Crystal
River, and Tracy Hanna,
owner of Paws in Motion of
Miami.
The dogs and dog han-
dlers run through agility
courses at the camp and
receive tips on performance


SUSAN SLOAN/Lake City Reporter
Ruthie Miller of Lake City
trains with her dog Q-Q, a 5-
year-old border collie.
skills for both the canine and
human participants. The
camp runs through Friday
and was attended by several
local animal enthusiasts.


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Arrest Log
The following information
has been provided by local law
enforcement. The following
people have been arrested but
not convicted. All people are
presumed innocent unless
proven guilty.
Thursday, Feb. 3
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office
Sanchez Parker, 24, 417
NE Okinawa St., warrant: vio-
lation of probation on original
charges of aggravated assault
with intent to commit a
felony.
Sunday, Feb. 6
Florida Department
of Corrections
Kristopher Khan, 30,
RO. Box 153, High Springs,
warrant: exploitation of aged
person or disabled adult.


Michael J. Randolph, 25,
70 Pinetop Trail, Havana,
possession of cocaine, pos-
session of less than 20 grams
of marijuana and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Monday, Feb. 7
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office
Myrof Wade Cason, 19,
Windsong Apartments build-
ing 15, no. 103, warrant:
three counts of conspiracy to
commit grand theft.
Reginald B. Stewart, 37,
Windsong Apartments build-
ing 15, no. 107, warrant: four
counts of conspiracy to com-
mit grand theft.
Claretha R. Platt, 18, 715
SW Symphony Loop, no. 302,
warrant: three counts of con-
spiracy to commit grand
theft.
Antlpoy Jey, warrat v
SW Bayou Glen, warrant: vio-


nation of community control
on original charges of grand
theft auto.
Anthony Shope, 32, 1968
SW Burley Ave., warrant: vio-
lation of probation on original
charges of possession of
cocaine.
Kendall Wilkes, 20, 281
NE Martin Luther King St.,
warrant: violation of proba-
tion on original charges of
shooting into an occupied
vehicle.
Florida Department
of Corrections
Allen Arthur Hilgefort,
26, homeless, warrant: viola-
tion of community control on
original charges of burglary
of conveyance and three
counts of dealing stolen prop-
erty.
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James Casey Smith, 47,
7090 137th Road, Live Oak,
warrant: driving under the
influence.
Tuesday, Feb. 8
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office
Betty L. Baggett, 40, no
address on report, warrant:
eight counts of violation of
probation on original charges
of worthless bank check.
Candy Turben, 40, 988
NW Moore Road, warrant:
violation of community con-
trol on original charges of
possession of a controlled
substance and driving while
license suspended or
revoked.
Florida Department
of Corrections
Tiarra Leshay
Washington, 19, 295 NE
Martin Luther King St., war-
rant: possession of a con-


trolled substance.
Lake City
Police Department
Latina Eloise Fennell,
20, 15399 SE-County Road
25A, White Springs, grand
theft auto on a person over
65.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
Columbia County
Sheriff's Office
Robert Knight, 19, 409
NE Irene, sexual battery,
possession of drug parapher-
nalia and violation of an
injunction.
Fire, EMS Calls
Tuesday, Feb. 8
6:06 p.m., brush fire,
Cypress Lake Road, one pri-
mary and one volunteer unit
responded.
6:38 p.m., assist agency,
509 Beaver St., one primary,,.


unit and two volunteer units
responded.
7:20 p.m., rescue assist,
Cain Glen, one volunteer unit
responded.
7:53 p.m., rescue assist,
157 Camel, one volunteer
unit responded.
9:26 p.m., rescue assist,
732 Hugo Lane, one primary
unit responded.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
1:30 a.m., rescue assist,
Beagle, one volunteer unit
responded.
3:32 a.m., rescue assist,
Sundial Motel, South U.S.
441, one volunteer unit
responded.
1:53 p.m., brush/grass
fire on side of roadway,
North U.S. 441 and State
Road 100, one primary Unit
responded.
m. Co.mpikd.&fron staff reports


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A new day


with New


Millennium

New Millennium Building
Systems churned into opera-
tion Wednesday .as Lake City's
newest factory. What a day
and what a week for the steel
truss manufacturer.
New Millennium made sure its equip-
ment was oiled and ready for action before
the factory wheels began turning, just to
make sure everything was OK once pro-
duction began.
The company's first order is due to its
first Lake City customer in about two
weeks. The first customer is an industrial
building site somewhere in Florida.
It's a new day in the industrial world in
Columbia County.
, New Millennium's fast construction and
plant opening is a prelude to the hard
work that will be completed inside its
walls. The company has a new approach to
industrial manufacturing. It expects a lot
from its workers and pays them hand-
somely for their efforts.
By the time the plant is running at full
capacity, some time next year, New
Millennium plans to employ 175 full-time
workers at an average salary of $48,000
annually. The company expects to employ
approximately 100 full-time workers by the
spring.
We're glad to see New Millennium up
and running and rolling product off its
assembly lines. We know the company's
presence in the area will be an uplifting
addition to our current economy. We hope
the company will be a long-standing
employer and community partner in
Columbia County.



Today is Thursday, Feb. 10, the 41st day
of 2005. There are 324 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 10, 1967, the 25th Amendment to
the Constitution, dealing with presidential.
disability and succession, went into effect.

On this date:
In 1763, France ceded Canada to
England under the Treaty of Paris, which
ended the French and Indian War.
In 1840, Britain's Queen Victoria married
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
In 1846, members of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the
Mormons, began an exodus to the west
from Illinois.
In 1942, the former French liner
"Normandie" capsized in New York Harbor
a day after it caught fire while being refitted
for.the U.S. Navy.
In 1942, RCA Victor presented Glenn
Miller and his Orchestra with a "gold
record" for their recording of "Chattanooga
Choo Choo," which had sold more than one
million copies.
In 1949, Arthur Miller's play "Death of a
Salesman" opened at Broadway's Morosco
Theater.
In 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged cap-
tured American U-2 pilot Francis Gary
Powers for Rudolph Ivanovich Abel, a
Soviet spy held by the United States.
In 1968, Peggy Fleming of the United
States won the gold medal in ladies' figure
skating at the Winter Olympic Games in
Grenoble, France.


In 1981, eight people were killed, 198
injured, when fire broke out at the Las
Vegas Hilton hotel-casino.


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The choice is between victory or defeat


talks about an "exit strategy"
from Iraq, there is only one
appropriate response: Roll
your eyes and leave the room.
.Imagine some senator or reporter during
World War II asking Roosevelt and Churchill to
define their "exit strategy" from Europe and
the Pacific. They probably would not have dig-
nified the question with an answer. Or, if they
had, they might have said: "We have a strategy
for victory. The alternative would be a strategy
for defeat. Do we look like defeatists to you?"
Indeed, the leaders of the Anglo-American
alliance made no attempt to find a formula that
would bring troops home early at the price of,
say, leaving Hitler in command of just a few
central European countries.
On the contrary, the price that Germany and
Japan paid for having become America's ene-
mies was that they had to choose between
"unconditional surrender" and catastrophic,
destruction.
- But a few years later, we did aecept-a substi-
tute for victory in the Korean War. The'conse-,
quence: More than half a century later, we are
menaced by a second-generation despot in
Pyongyang, heading a regime that has been
building nuclear weapons and exporting
nuclear technology to those who despise us.
In Vietnam, we also had an exit strategy -
the image that comes to mind is of helicopters
frantically evacuating Americans from the roof
of our besieged embassy in Saigon. After we
left, millions of Vietnamese exited, too using
not helicopters but ramshackle boats. An
unknown number perished in shark-infested
seas.
The Cold War World War III we won,
despite the fact that much of the Washington
foreign-policy Establishment wanted to back
away from any serious confrontation with
Communism. But others Sen. Henry
"Scoop" Jackson and President Ronald Reagan,
for example preferred to push until the,
Soviet Union fell.
In Iraq today, America and its allies are fight-
ing two enemies. The first are the remnants of
Saddam Hussein's Ba'athist regime, those who
were neither "shocked" nor "awed" by the
invasion of 2003.
It is clear that we erred by permitting them
to flee and reorganize, apparently utilizing
neighboring Syria, another Ba'athist regime, as
a safe haven.
If, thanks to a premature exit, these butchers
(of Iraqis, Iranians, Kuwaitis, Israelis and
Americans) were to return to power in
Baghdad, it would be a significant defeat for
the United States and for the Free World.
We also are fighting the forces of Abu Musab
al Zarqawi, designated by Osama bin Laden as


ry of "What else
aren't they telling
us?" New Bush
administration esti-
mates show that the aggregate
cost of the new Medicare pre-
scription drug benefit for the 10
years from 2006, the first full
year of the program, to 2015
will be $1.2 trillion.
That came as a bombshell on
Capitol Hill. When the program
was passed in late 2003, many
Republicans were uneasy about
enacting the largest govern-
ment entitlement since the
openhanded days of the Great
Society but were mollified by
administration assurances that
the benefit would cost only
$400 billion over 10 years.
The Bush administration
protests, with some justifica-
tion, that the comparison is


unfair. The $400 billion cost
was calculated over the 10
years that included 2004 and
2005 before the drug benefit
actually begins when the cost
would naturally be lower.
Medicare chief Mark
McClellan says that when
scheduled higher premiums
and'deductibles and reimburse-
ments from the states are fac-
tored in, the net 10-year cost,
2006 to 2015, will be more like
$720 billion. That's still much
higher than anyone in
Congress was led to believe.
. And the White House is still
suffering from the duplicity it
used to sell the drug benefit to
skeptical Republicans.
Then, almost as soon as the
benefit had passed, the admin-
istration disclosed that the real
10-year cost would be more like
$534 billion and, it turned out,


the administration had known
this all along. To keep it quiet,
Medicare's chief actuary was
threatened with dismissal if he
spoke up. The bill would not
have passed; had the higher
cost been known.
Now Republicans are
demanding that somehow
those costs be held down.
Senate Budget Committee
Chairman Judd Gregg, R-N.H.,
said, "Since it was sold as a
$400 billion program, that's
what we should keep it at." And
Democrats are clamoring for
the drug law to be reopened to
include two new provisions -
allowing the government to
-negotiate discounts and legaliz-
ing re-importation of cheaper
drugs from Canada.

Scripps Howard News
Service


What's the best Valentine's Day gift
you would like to give or receive this
year?


"I would like a trip to
Tennessee to see my fam-
ily for Valentine's Day."

Miranda Browning
Lake City


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"The best present for
Valentine's Day would be
if everyone could be a lit-
tle bit nicer and consider-
ate to each other for one
day."
Nell Feagle
Lake City


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the top al Qaeda general in Iraq. Were
Americans to depart Iraq while Zarqawi
remained, it would represent nothing short of
our Waterloo in the war on terrorism.
All this seems fairly self-evident, yet it is not
just Sen. Ted Kennedy, filmmaker Michael
Moore and other "blame-America-firsters" who
are demanding an exit strategy. A Lexis/Nexis
search finds the term used more than a thou-
sand times in the last month alone.
Is it possible despite everything that has
happened that there are still those who are
not convinced that America must fight those
who have declared war on America and who
have attacked America repeatedly and vicious-
ly?
Richard Clarke, the former terrorism adviser
to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush,
has just inaugurated a column for The New
York Times Magazine. In his first contribution,
Clarke argues that the Bush policy of "more
democracy won't mean less terrorism." And
he's right if promoting democracy is all
there is to the policy.. But coupled with a seri-
ous effort to undermine terrorist-sponsoring
regimes, humble terrorist masters and kill or
capture individual terrorists, there is at least a
chance for success.
Regarding the necessity for such warfare,
Clarke has nothing to say in this column -
except, oh yes, he does note that "for many in
the Islamic world, the United States is still asso-
ciated with such acts as having made the
250,000 person city of Fallujah uninhabitable."
In the 20th century, the United States won its
wars against European and Asian fascism -
partly because there was no exit strategy. In
fact, decades later, American troops remain
both in Europe and in Asia. If America is to win
the 21st-century war against Islamist fascism,
armed forces may need to remain in Iraq,
Afghanistan and other places. For hbw long? I
think Roosevelt and Churchill would say: "For
the duration."
Or, as Churchill did indeed say: "No com-
promise with the main purpose, no peace till
victory, no pact with unrepentant wrong."
If you agree, then the next time anyone talks
about an "exit strategy," head for the exit.

Clifford D. May is president of the
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a
policy institute focusing on terrorism.


"What I think the best
thing to get for
Valentine's Day is being
with the person you love
the most."

Justin Cook
SLake City


"I would like to wish
love to all the underprivi-
leged children for
Valentine's Day."
Ronda Kelley
Lake City


"Flowers are always
the best thing to give for
Valentine's Day."

Alfred Goolsby
Lake City


"A card and go out to
dinner."
Bert Freeman
Lake City


Compiled by staff photographer Jennifer
Chasteen on Wednesday at the U.S. Post
Office in Lake City. Q&A runs on
Thursday. The opinions expressed are not
necessarily those of the newspaper.


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LOCAL & STATE


FWC staff looks back at working Super Bowl events


By TONY BRITT
tbritt@lakecityreporter.com

For nearly a week, several
employees from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's Lake City office
worked at Super Bowl XXXIX
providing security and other
services.
According to reports from
the agency, the FWC provided
51 'boats and 130 people to
work the water security before,
during and after the game.
Karen Parker, public infor-
mation coordinator for the
FWC's North Central region,
worked in the joint information
center, handling media
requests. She said the busiest
time she had was when the


Jacksonville sheriff's deputies
crashed into the bridge piling
Thursday night and were badly
injured.
"Safety was a major con-
cern," she said. "We were con-
cerned about public safety and
safety of all the law enforce-
ment officers on the water."
The FWC's mission during
Super Bowl XXXIX was to pro-
vide water security along 20
miles of the St. Johns River.
Parker said the primary
objective of the law enforce-
ment officers patrolling the
river was to create a safe and
orderly environment for the
event. The FWC's role focused
on boating safety, directing
vessel traffic, boating under
the influence enforcement,


KAREN PARKER/Courtesy photo
FWC officers check out the crowds at the Jacksonville
Landing Saturday, the day before Super Bowl XXXIX.


escort duties, and manatee and
security zone protection.
Maj. Calvin Adams, regional
commander for the FWC's
North Central Region, was the
co-commander, along with the


captain of the Coast Guard
units, over all the maritime
activities that took place along
the St. Johns River.
"Our role was to provide a
safe environment for the public


when it came to the water-
front," he said. '"This was defi-
nitely something that is not
unusual for us. The main
things we had to contend with
was the adverse environment.
The rain, high winds, cold tem-
peratures and fog made for
real adverse conditions."
He said they conducted boat
patrols, monitored security
zones and kept boats out of
restricted areas. He said FWC
pilot, Joe Johnston, provided
air support and worked with
three other helicopter pilots.
Capt. Marty Redmond and Lt.
David Lee provided undercov-
er vessel patrol and were lead
officers in the investigation of
two accidents that occurred on
the river. Lt. Tim Kiss and Lt.


Mike Suelter provided staffing
in different operation center
command posts. Sonny
Edmondson, a radio-communi-
cations technician, provided
technical support for radio
communications.
Roxie Zest, Elaine Banks
and Anne Little, FWC duty offi-
cers, staffed a communication
center for the maritime mis-
sions, dispatching the boats
and other units.
"I'm very proud of our FWC
officers who patrolled the
waterways," Parker said.
'"They were professional and
did their jobs even though the
weather was nasty and they
had rough conditions on the
water. They had a tough job,
but they were successful."


Obituaries


Mrs. Deborah Laverne Pink-
ston-Brown
Mrs. Deborah Laverne Pinkston-
Brown, expired February 3, 2005 in
Lehigh Valley, PA, after an illness.
She is the granddaughter of Mrs.
Vashiti and Nathaniel Parnell and
daughter of Veronica Pamrnell Pink-
ston and the late David L. Pinkston.
Viewing will take place on Satur-
day, February 12, 2005 from 1:00-
2:00 p.m., at the New St. James
Baptist Church on Highway 131
North, Lake City, FL. Graveside
funeral services will follow at the
St. James Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.
RUDOLPH MIZELL FUNERAL
HOME, 365 N.W. Washington
Street, Lake City, FL is in charge of
all local arrangements. Inde-
pendently owned and operated since
1980. E-mail rudolmize(5)aol.com
Phone (386) 752-3166.
Mr. Spain Dicks
Mr. Spain Dicks, 88 years old, died
Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at the
VA Medical Center after an extend-
ed illness. He was a long time
member of Lula Baptist Church and
attended school in Lulu. He was
preceded in death by his wife Doris
Lee Dicks, his mother, Georgia
Johns Dicks, his father, Thomas
Dicks and five brothers and five sis-
ters. He is survived by two chil-
dren, Phyllis Dicks, Lulu, Florida
and Terrell Dean Dicks, Lake City,'
Florida, two brothers, Denver (Lav-
erne) Dicks, Lake City, Florida,
Boston (Betty) Dicks, Macclenny,
Florida. Also surviving are two
grandchildren, Terry (Lonnie) Buc-
chi and Richard Lynard Dicks, and
one great grandchild, Hayden Buc-
chi.
Spain was born in Lulu, Florida and
lived there most of his life. He later
moved to Macclenny and then to
Lake City. He served in the United
States Navy during World War II in
the Pacific. He was a truck driver
most of his life and a devoted hus-
band and father.
Graveside funeral
services for Mr.
Dicks will be con-
ducted on Thursday,
February 10,
2005 at 11:00A.M. in Douglas
Cemetery, Lulu, Florida with Troy
Varnum officiating. The family will
receive friends at the funeral home,
Wednesday evening, February 9,
2005 from 6-8pm.
Arrangements are under the direc-
tion of SHERRILL-GUERRY FU-
NERAL HOME, which is one
block north of. the VA Hospital at
458 South Marion Avenue, Lake
City, Florida 32025 (386) 752-2211.
Samuel "Big Sam" Jones, Jr.
Samuel "Big Sam" Jones, Jr., a resi-
dent of Lake City, .,. ,
Florida died Fri- -
day, February 4, '"
2005 at 3:00 p.m. -, -
at Shands of Lake
Shore, Lake City,
FL.
Mr. Jones leaves to
mourn his wife, Mrs. Willie Mae
Jones, one brother; Deacon Herman
Rothwell (Dorothy), four daughters;


Sharhonda Jones, Sophia Murphy,
Brenda Robinson and Verdell
Williams, three sons; Samuel Jones
III, Avalon Jones and Samonthy
Jones, eight grandchildren, 1 great-
grand, and a host of nieces,
nephews and sorrowing friends.
The family will receive friends for
Samuel "Big Sam" Jones, Friday,
February 11, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. at
Combs Funeral Home, 292 NE
Washington Street, Lake City, FL.
Funeral services for Mr. Jones will
be conducted, Saturday, February
12, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Afri-
can Missionary Baptist Church,
Live Oak, FL with the Elder A.
Fountain, officiating. Interment will
follow in the Fort Union Cemetery,
Live Oak, FL and repast at the Hope
Will Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral Services entrusted to
COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292
NE Washington Street, Lake City,
FL, Mr. Sidney Green, L.F.D.
Rev. Rodney E. Lord
Rev. Rodney E. Lord, 55, passed
away Tuesday morning, February 8,
2005 at the Lake City Medical Cen-
ter. He was a life long resident of
Lake City, FL and was preceded in
death by his parents,
James Earl &
Elmalee Cason Lord,
and a twin brother
Ronald (Ronnie)
Lord.
He is survived by his
daughter Erin Lord and brother
Dwight Lord (Jennie Lynne). Uncle
Rodney had six nephews and one
niece Dustin, Blanton (B.B.),
Hunter, Walker, Savannah Lord of
Lake City, FL & Jamin & Adam
(Lord) Dutch of Augusta, GA.
There are also many close family
members throughout Florida &
North Carolina.
Rodney was employed at the Lake
City Reporter for over 30 years. He
was Pastor of the Pine Rose Advent
Christian Church of Lake City. He
also held pastoral duties with First
Advent Christian Church, Lake
City;' Blessed Hope Advent Christi-
an Church, Glen St. Mary; Walnut
Park Advent Christian Church,
Gadsden, Alabama.
Family and friends will be gathering
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
evenings at the home of Dwight
Lord, 527 SW Alamo Drive.
An official visitation will be held
Saturday, February 12, 2005 be-
tween noon-3:00 p.m. at the Church
on the Way, Tomoka Lane, Lake
City, FL with a closing prayer at
3:00 p.m. Directions to the church:
Hwy. 47 South to the first light, turn
right and then left on Tomka Lane
(1st Street). Private family inter-
ment will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be sent to
The Advent Christian Village, Post
Office Box 4305, Dowling Park, FL
32064 or should you choose, flow-
ers will be accepted at the home of
Dwight Lord.
Rodney was an enthusiastic lover of
life and people and will be deeply
missed by all.
Michael E. Moseley,
Michael E. Moseley, infant son of
Staff Sergeants William E. and Eli-


sha Moseley, residents of St.
Petersburg, Fla. died February 4,
2005 at University Community
Hospital in
Tampa, Fl. Survivors include his
maternal grandchildren, the late
Rev. William H. Hunter and Charlie
and Geneva Donaldson, of Lake
City, Fl.; paternal grandparents,
Rev. Frank and Sybil Moseley, of
Chicago Heights, IL.; 2 aunts,
LaTonya Hunter, Lake City and La-
nesta Hunter of San Francisco,
CA; 4 uncles, Frank III, David and
James Moseley, all of Chicago, Ill.
and Chester Hunter, of San Diego,.
CA.
Graveside services for Michael E,
Moseley, will be 2:00 p.m. Friday
February 11, 2005 at Forest Lawn
Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dr.
Antonio Carlisle, officiating.
Arrangements by COOPER FU-
NERAL HOME, 251 N.E. Wash-
ington St. Lake City, Fla. Willis 0.
Cooper, L.F.D.

"BUD" Witt
"BUD" Witt Age 81,"
passed away on
Wednesday February -
the 9, 2005. He was '
born on October 8,
1923 in Lake City
Fl., and moved to
Orlando area in
1957. He was a 95th Division Army
Air Corp. WW II Radio Arial
Gunman Vete-ran, a 32nd Degree
Mason and a member of the
Scottish Rite. He retired from
Martin Marietta after 35 years of
service. He was most currently
active in the Lions Club of Ocoee.
He is a Member of the First United
Methodist Church of Winter Gar-
den. He was a great fisherman, and
avid garden lover. He loved his
family very much, cared deeply for
his friends and
dedicated his life to
God.
He is survived by his .
wife of 57 years, .
Betty; daugh-ters
Sharon Schweis-thal of Margate,
Fl.,. Esther Miller of Margate, Fl.,
Jenni-fer Hritz of Ocoee, Fl.,; sister
Gwendolyn Robinson of
Rutherfordtown, NC; 7 Grand-
children and 2 Great
Grandchildren. Funeral Services
will be conducted Saturday Febru-
ary 12, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at the
First United Methodist Church of
Winter Garden. Viewing will start'at
the church Saturday morning at
9:30 A.M. until service time.
Interment will follow at Woodlawn
Memorial Park, Gotha, Fl.
Fellowship' will commence after-
wards in the reception hall at the
First United Methodist Church in
Winter Garden. Services by
WOODLAWN MEMORIAL
PARK & FUNERAL HOME.
407-293-1363
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jrangel@lakecityreporter.com

About a month ago, Billy
Lockwood was riding his
motorcycle on Baya Drive
when he was hit in front of
KC's Produce. Lockwood was
taken to Shands Hospital in,-
Gainesville, but he lost his
left leg as a result of the
wreck.
Now, Lockwood is back
home in Lake City, but still
recovering. His friends want
to help him out financially
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March 26, will help to raise
money for Lockwood's med-
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The event will start at noon
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American Legion Hall on
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wants people to understand
is that Lockwood's motorcy-
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problem that can be avoided
with awareness and educa-
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WAGE
Continued from page 1A

provision, the wage takes
effect six months "after enact-
ment" and must keep pace
with inflation each year. The
provision also largely follows
the federal wage law and says
its requirements do not need
state lawmakers to pass a
statute to take effect.
'The language in the
amendment could not have
been clearer. The will of the
voter could not have been
clearer," said Rich Templin, a
spokesman for the Florida
AFLCIO.
But business groups that
opposed the measure have
raised questions that they say
need clarification, such as the
exact date the state wage takes
effect, and protections for
employers who make honest
mistakes. ,
The House Judiciary
Committee is working on legis-
lation to "explain and clarify the
ambiguities," Chairman David
Simmons said Wednesday.
Fairness is the goal,
Simmons said.
"All we're trying to do is keep
employers all across the state
from being caught in a 'gotcha'
situation," 'Simmons, R-
Longwood, said.
The state chair of ACORN,
the advocacy group behind the
minimum wage petition drive
last year, said supporters are
worried the legislation would
weaken the provision.
Tamecka Pierce said the pro-
posed bill would undercut the
constitutional right of employ-


ELECTIONS
Continued from page 1A
of Commerce of Central
Florida on Wednesday, which
the committee was told about,
spokeswoman Jenny Nash
said. Hood "welcomes any
opportunity to discuss
Florida's success during the
2004 election," Nash said.
The hearing was intended to
examine the successes and
failures of a law passed after
Elorida's disputed, voting in.


ees to join in class-action law-
suits.
She said it would also give
employers a 15-day window to
pay disputed wages before
being penalized and protection
from damages if they can prove
they acted in "good faith" when
they violated the constitution.
"We want to be able to live
and not just work to survive but
actually work to live so that we
can take care of our children,"
Pierce said. "We don't want cor-
porations to be able to put in
their words."
A business lobbyist told the
House panel he was worried
about employers violating the
constitution and facing penal-
ties because they didn't realize
the increase had taken effect.
"It's not that they don't want
to pay the minimum wage -
primarily most of them pay well
above the minimum wage even
as we speak right now," Steve
Birtman, representing National
Federation of Independent
Business, said. "It's that they
will not know."
The bill specifies the effec-
tive date of the increase would
be May 2, six months from
Election Day.
Ronald Meyer, a Tallahassee
attorney who specializes in
labor law, said the bill had been
improved. But he said more
work was needed, such as the
removal of the provisions on
class-action lawsuits and the
good-faith protection given to
employers.
"I think that goes beyond
what the constitution authoriz-
es and I think it renders the act
somewhat susceptible of consti-
tutional challenge," Meyer said.


the 2000 presidential election.
The law created the Election
Assistance Commission to dis-
tribute money to states and
oversee election standards.
The commission found
many successes from the past
election, such as more voters
using provisional ballots and
electronic voting machines.
But it also says more money is
needed to complete voter data-
bases, buy voting machines
and perform other upgrades
by 2006.
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JENNIFER CHASTEEN/Lake City Reporter


Duck hunting
Courtney Smith-Stewart, 2, and mom Catherine Smith-Stewart of
warm weather by Lake DeSoto Wednesday afternoon.


BID
Continued from page 1A

panies wanted to provide serv-
ices to the county, an idea
which was favored by the
other commissioners.
"I felt there was a need to
revamp the county's bid
process because we've had
some problems and some com-
plaints about how the bids are
awarded," Porter said. "I think


Indiana, Kansas, New Mexico
and Iowa said their states reg-
istered; record numbers of vot-
ers, expanded voter education
programs and poll .worker
training, made more polling
places; accessible to the dis-
abled and replaced old voting
machines.-
"Our system., certainly, is
not perfect," said Kansas
Secretary of State Ron
Thornburgh, a Republican.
"But, overall, last November's
election was successful. The
reforms are working."


they are not being handled con-
sistently. I think we've grown to
the size where we need to have
a standardized process when
requesting bids."
Porter said she would like to
see the county give all vendors
the opportunity to apply to be a
"preferred vendor." She said
that designation would be
determined by a set of criteria
that people would have to meet,
and as long as they meet the cri-
teria, they would be placed on


The officials took issue with
legislation that would stan-
dardize elections. Over the
weekend, the National
Association of Secretaries of
State passed a resolution over
the weekend asking Congress
to dissolve the new election
commission after it finishes its
work.
"I was shocked, surprised,
just because I didn't see it
coming and don't agree with
it," Ney said.
"I understand your motiva-
Lion. It's a horrific balance." ,t.,


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the county's approved vendor
list.
"Then, all we would have to
do is look at the price, because
we already know if you are on
that list, you meet the criteria,"
she said. "It takes the subjectiv-
ity out of it and I think it will
also save money."
While Porter made the sug-
gestions about the bid process
she said the workshop will pro-
vide an ideal atmosphere for all
the commissioners to add their


ORDER
Continued from page 1A

they'll be ready to run,"
Singleton added.
After the workers complet-
ed the last weld and freed the
joist from the hydraulic
clamps holding it in place,
they rolled it further down the
line to await further inspec-
tion.
Each of them looked intent-
ly at the dark gray structure of
various metal members, as.Sif


ideas.
"If we involved all of the com-
missioners and even the staff,
then I think all of the parties
involved will be happier with
the results," she said. "It's
important that we revamp the
bid process so that all the ven-
dors are on equal footing when
they bid for a job. And, in the
worse case scenario, so we all
avoid future lawsuits. If we
avoid lawsuits, we save the
county taxpayers' money."


watching their child walk for
the first time.
Though New Millennium
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duction much of this week,
Lang said the most important
factor at the facility is "meet-
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Not working out any prob-
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SIndians set tentative schedule for 2005 season


Mario
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Fighting the

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studies that reveal that
Americans are becoming
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County Health Department
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years ago, Columbia was
one of the five fattest coun-
ties in North Florida.
Adults of course have an
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the time so it's hard to find
the time to work out, espe-
cially for parents who have
a houseful of kids to tend to
all the time.
I must admit, the "work-
ing all the time" excuse is
the one I use most promi-
nently when my friends ask
if I still go to the gym.
But it's a poor one.
Studies show that just 30
minutes of exercise a day is
enough to keep the fat off
and keep you relatively
healthy.
The other major problem
is poor eating habits and
again, I'm as guilty of this
as most people are.
It's just too easy som-,,...
times in the middle of a long
day to go and grab some-
thing fast and easy (Popeye's
anyone?) rather than go
home and take the time to
cook a nutritious meal.
The trend toward chil-
dren becoming more obese
is a little more disturbing,
partly because when you're
a kid, you can run around
and play as much as you
like after school is out.
Columbia High softball
coach Mary Hale pointed out
that when she was growing
up, physical education class-
es were a mandatory credit
every year. Sadly, we've got-
ten away from that now.
Unfortunately, as with
adults, genetics can play a
big role in how obese you
become. We all know that
children of obese parents
are more likely to become
obese themselves. That's
why it's critical to get them
involved in athletics as early
as possible.
It also seems that the
technology revolution we
are now experiencing might
just have a hand in our
increasing obesity.
Just think, 20 years ago
there was no Internet, video
games were in their infancy
and there weren't 500 chan-
nels on television. I know
because I was a kid at the
time, and when my cartoons
were off the air, I literally had
to run around to find new
things to do. Sometimes that
involved getting in trouble
with my parents, but most of
the time I was outside throw-
ing the ball around or run-
ning in the yard.
Now, there's no real rea-
son to have nothing to do -
but everything is indoors
now. And the other sad fact"
of life is that parents are
rightfully concerned about
their kids' whereabouts and
try to keep them from going
outside alone as often as
possible.
The answer would seem
to be to take the children
outside and to parks so they
can get their share of exer-
cise. And if we all follow
suit, then maybe we can win
this "Battle of the Bulge."
Mario Sarmento can be
reached at 754-0420, or at
msarmento@
lakecityreporter.com.


By MARIO SARMENTO
msarmento@lakecityreporter.com

Fort White High football
coach Mike Hunter has com-
pleted a tentative schedule for
the 2005 season.
Hunter will submit the sched-
ule to the Florida High School
Athletic Association on March
31, and if no team removes itself
from the schedule, the list
(right) of Fort White's oppo-
nents for the upcoming season
will remain the same.
"It's different from last year,
and I like that," Hunter said. "I
feel it'll be more competitive.
We've cut out the bigger teams


and are playing more teams
that are closer to our size."
Keystone Heights High and
West Nassau High return to
the schedule for the first time
since the 2002 season, and
Newberry High remains
because of the traditional
rivalry and the proximity
between the two schools.
Gone are the bigger
schools like Baker County
High, and of course,
Columbia High.
"It was great these two
years," Hunter said about the
now defunct Clash of Columbia
County. "It was a good thing
that we did it It stirred up emo-


2005 SCHEDULE
Aug. 19 at Branford
Aug. 26 at West Nassau
Sept. 2 Hamilton County
Sept. 9 Newberry
Sept. 16 open date
Sept. 23 at Keystone Hgts
Sept. 30 at Dixie County
Oct. 7- P.K Yonge
Oct. 14 Madison County
Oct. 21 at Stanton Prep
Oct. 28 at Taylor County
Nov. 4 Santa Fe

tions in the community. It
shows the differences in the
different classes (though)."
Hunter added, "If we ever
get info a situation where


we're closer in the same
size it would be something
we could get going."
Another rivalry that will fall
by the wayside is the Indians'
three-year streak of playing
Union County High.
"It was a big crowd, and it
was almost from the begin-
ning," Hunter said. "We tried
to get it worked out, but we
had a conflict in dates. One of
those things you hate to give
up. You hope down the line
you can play them again."
The FHSAA will return to an
11-week season, which means
the bye week will again be a
part of the high school season.


Hunter liked the reinstitu-
tion of the bye week.
"No. 1, it gives you a chance
to heal from injuries," he said.
"No. 2, it gives all coaches a
chance to go out and do some
scouting."
With Fort White's bye com-
ing in Week 5 of the season, the
Indians have a more time to
scout district opponents, since
the district schedule doesn't
start until Week 7 at Dixie.
The fact that there are only
four schools in District 2-2A
gives the Indians a greater
chance to return to the play-
offs for the first time since
2002.


Power lifters


Two Lady Tiger

weightlifters

qualify for finals
By TIM KIRBY
tkirby@lakecityreporter. com

Girls weightlifting is in its second
year as a Florida High School Athletic
Association sanctioned sport, and
Columbia High has qualified two lifters.
Seniors Marie Croft and Jenna
Payne will compete in the Girls
Weightlifting Finals at DeLand High
on Saturday. Admission is $6 for the
meet that begins at 10 a.m.
Columbia has offered girls
weightlifting as a sport since 1998-99,
and Ashanti Washington was a state
-champion in that pre-sanctioned year.
The road to state now consists of
two sectional competitions. The top
three in each weight division at the
first sectional qualify for the second,
and the top three there make state.
No Lady Tigers qualified for the
second sectional last year, but
Columbia had 10 this season the
first under head coach Kent Maugeri.
"There are nine total sections, so
there will be 27 lifters in each weight
class," Maugeri said. "There are no
classifications. It will be the best of the
best a true state champion."
A two-time state champion and state
record holder at Spruce Creek High,
the Mount Olympus of weightlifting in
Florida, Maugeri sees a bright future
for CHS.
"Our core girls are underclassmen,
and seeing the success of these two
has set a good foundation for us,"
Maugeri said.
Payne and Croft will both move on
to softball after state weightlifting.
Croft is a three-year volleyball play-
er and was captain in 2004. She played
basketball as a freshman and sopho-
more, before injuring a knee.
Payne lifted for CHS her first two
years, but sat out last year to concen-
trate on softball and pitching.


TIM KIRBY/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High weightlifters Marie Croft (left) and Jenna Payne are competing in the FHSAA Girls Weightlifting Finals
at DeLand High on Saturday.


"I like being in shape, looking good
and keeping my body toned," Croft
said.
"This year I thought I would work
out with the team. It is something I
have always been interested in, I have
just not pursued it before.
"I am hoping it will help me at bat
and improve me in all areas."
At 94 pounds, Croft packs a punch
but she will be lifting in the 101-pound
weight class.
Her best lifts are a 110 bench press
and a 120 clean and jerk, for a 230
total.
Payne's top lifts are 110 bench and
125 clean and jerk, for a 235 total in
the 110-pound weight class.
"I went out to get stronger," Payne
said. "I think it will definitely help me
hit, and I know it will'help in the long


run. I qualified for state my ninth-grade
year, but didn't go. I just wasn't into it."
The clean and jerk for girls was
added this year. Last year, it was only
a clean, where the bar is lifted to the
chest in a standing position. Now, the
weight has to be pushed over the head
and the arms locked.
"Bench press is pretty much all
power, and the clean and jerk is most-
ly technique," Maugeri said.
Spruce Creek's girls are following
the footsteps of the boys. The Hawks
won the first sanctioned championship
last year, scoring 44 points to the 22
posted by runner-up Keystone Heights
High.
Jaycie Kargas of Spruce Creek is
the leading qualified in Payne's weight
class with a 290 total.
Alison Lacey of Lakewood Ranch


CHS forms volleyball travel team


By.TIM KIRBY
tkirby@lakecityreporter.com

Columbia High volleyball is
not up to the sports standard
expected for the school, and
Lady Tigers, present and
future, are doing something
about it.
Columbia head coach
Charlie Thomas, with the
assistance of coaches Teresa
Sisco and Randall Wainwright,
has formed the Lake City
Mighty Dolls AAU volleyball
travel team.
The team practices 6-8 p.m.
Monday and Thursdays and
the occasional Saturday from
2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Richard-
son Middle School gym. The
age group is 13-18.
Plans are to play in AAU
Junior National Volleyball
Program sanctioned tourna-
ment, either in Jacksonville,
Orlando or Merritt Island,
with the ultimate goal to play
in the national championship
at Disney World in June.
"It has been going great,"


High had a 270 total in Croft's weight
class. The Lady Tigers can still be
competitive.
"It is tight and the totals are close
together," Maugeri said. "The top six
get points. Marie has a good chance to
be in the top three and Jenna has a
good chance to be in the top six.
Those are our goals."
Maugeri calls for more girls to get
interested in Columbia's weightlifting
program and the two state qualifiers
are also advocates.
"I would like to try and do it in col-
lege, where they have clubs," Payne
said. "I tell other girls to get out there
and at least try."
"You won't get all bulky, it is not
always about that," Croft said. "Come
out and experience it. You will feel so
much better and feel more energized."


LCCC baseball rips


Hillsborough CC


From staff reports

The Lake City Community
College baseball team snap-
ped out of its two-game los-
ing streak in a big way on
Wednesday, pounding out 17
hits in an 11-2 win over
Hillsborough Community
College.
"We had been struggling
offensively, and we really


TIM KIRBY/Lake City Reporter
Lake City Mighty Dolls coach Charlie Thomas watches over a
practice that includes Ragan Edgley and Amanda Hall (from
left). The Mighty Dolls is an AAU volleyball travel team.


Thomas said. "We have 20-25
girls and more coming in.
Some have already played;
some have never touched a
ball. We are looking for young
girls who want to be involved
in volleyball, and we can carry
more girls if they are interest-


ed. Just come to the gym."
Many Columbia High varsi-
ty and JV players are partici-
pating, as well as girls who
played for Lake City and
Richardson middle schools.

CHS continued on page 4B


exploded," Timberwolves
coach Tom Clark said. After
going over video of what the
hitters were doing wrong,
Lake City struck for seven
runs in the seventh inning on
the way to its seventh victory
in 10 games. Five RBIs came
with two outs, and every
Timberwolf got a hit except

LCCC continued on page 4B


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SCOREBOARD


BRIEFS


TELEVISION

TV sports
Today
BOXING
8 p.m.
FSN Champion Oscar Larios (54-3-1)
vs. Wayne McCullough (274-0), for WBC
super bantamweight championship, at
Lemoore, Calif.
GOLF
9 a.m.
TGC European PGA Tour, New
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3 p.m.
USA PGA Tour, Pebble Beach
National Pro-Am, first round, at Pebble
Beach, Calif.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
7 p.m.
ESPN N.C. State at Wake Forest
9 p.m.
ESPN2 Xavier at Cincinnati
11 p.m.
ESPN2 Gonzaga at Pepperdine
NBA
8 p.m. ;
TNT L.A. Lakers at Detroit
10:30 p.m.
TNT Sacramento at Seattle
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
7 p.m.
ESPN2 -Tennessee at LSU

FOOTBALL

NFL postseason
Pro Bowl
Sunday
At Honolulu
AFC vs. NFC, 6 p.m. (ESPN)

BASKETBALL

NBA standings
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pet GB
Boston 25 25 .500 -
Philadelphia 23 26 .469 1%


New Jersey 21 27 .438
Toronto 20 30 .400
New York 19 29 .396
Southeast Division
W L Pct
Miami 36 14 .720
Washington 29 19 .604
Orlando 25 23 .521
Charlotte 10 36 .217
Atlanta 10 37 .213
Central Division
W L Pct
Cleveland 28 19 .596
Detroit 28 19 .596
Chicago 23 22 .511
Indiana 23 25 .479
Milwaukee 19 28 .404
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct
San Antonio 39 11 .780
Dallas 31 16 .660
Memphis 29 21 .580
Houston 28 21 .571
New Orleans 8 40 .167
Northwest Division


Seattle
Minnesota
Denver
Portland
Utah


W L Pct
33 13 .717
24 25 .490
22 26 .458
20 26 .435
16 33 .327
Pacific Division
W L Pct


Phoenix 39 11 .780
Sacramento 32 16 .667
LA Lakers 24 22 .522
LA. Clippers 23 26 .469
Golden State 14 35 .286
Wednesday's Games
(Late Games Not Included)
Milwaukee 110, Toronto 107
Boston 94, LA. Clippers 89
Indiana 94, Charlotte 87
Washington 95, San Antonio 87
Memphis 98, Philadelphia 95
Miami at New York (n)
LA. Lakers at New Jersey (n)
Denver at Minnesota (n)
Chicago at Houston (n)
New Orleans at Portland (n)
Today's Games
Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Detroit, 8 p.m.
Sacramento at Seattle, 10:30 p.m.
Friday's Games
Houston at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m.


LA Clippers at Washington, 7 p.m.
New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
San Antonio at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Denver at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
Portland at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m.
Seattle at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Dallas at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.

Top 25 schedule
Today's Games
No. 6 Wake Forest vs. North Carolina
State, 7 p.m.
No. 11 Washington at Oregon,
10:30 p.m.
No. 12 Arizona at Southern California,
10:30 p.m.
No. 14 Gonzaga at Pepperdine, 11 p.m.
No. 21 Cincinnati vs. Xavier, 9 p.m.
No. 24 Pacific at Idaho, 10 p.m.
Friday's Games
No games scheduled
Saturday's Games
No. 1 Illinois vs. No. 20 Wisconsin,
1 p.m.
No. 3 Kansas vs. Colorado, 3:30 p.m.
No. 5 Kentucky vs. Georgia, 3 p.m.
No. 6 Wake Forest vs. Florida State,
1:30 p.m.
No. 7 Duke at Maryland, 9 p.m.
No. 8 Syracuse at No. 22 Villanova,
Noon
No. 9 Louisville vs. South Florida,
2 p.m.
No. 10 Oklahoma State at Texas A&M,
6 p.m.
No. 12 Arizona at UCLA, 8 p.m.
No. 13 Michigan State at Michigan,
4p.m.
No. 14 Gonzaga at Loyola Maiymount,
9 p.m.
No. 15 Utah vs. Colorado State, 9 p.m.
No. 16 Oklahoma at Missouri, 1:30 p.m.
No. 17 Alabama vs. Mississippi, 7 p.m.
No. 18 Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame,
Noon
No. 21 Cincinnati at DePaul, 3:30 p.m.
No. 23 Texas vs. Kansas State, 1:30 p.m.
No. 24 Pacific at Utah State, 10:30 p.m.
No. 25 Texas Tech at Iowa State, 4 p.m.
Sunday's Games
No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 19
Connecticut at the Hartford Civic Center,
1 p.m.
No. 11 Washington at Oregon State,
4 p.m.


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CHS FOOTBALL
Allen to speak
at banquet
Brian Allen of the Carolina
Panthers will be the guest
speaker at the Columbia
High football awards
banquet.
The banquet is 6:30 p.m.
today at the CHS gym.
Tickets are $12 at the door
and seating is limited.
For details, call Melinda
Moses at 755-8088.

CHS BASEBALL


Columbia High's Purple
and Gold Game is 7 p.m.
Friday at Tiger Stadium. The
game is listed on the sched-
ule for today.
For details, call coach
Andy Bennett at 755-4192.

YOUTH BASEBALL
Fort White,
registration
Fort White Youth Baseball
registration is 4-7 p.m, Friday
at the Fort White Recreation
Complex.
For details, call Ed
Thompson at 497-1277.
Coaching applicants should
call Tammy Sharpe at
867-3825.

Babe Ruth
registration
Lake City Babe Ruth
Baseball will hold one final
day of registration for the
spring season, from 9 a.m. to
noon Saturday at the
Southside Baseball Complex.
The fee is $65.
For details, call Randall
Plyn at 758-3987.


YOUTH SOFTBALL
Registration at
Brian's Sports
The Columbia County
Girls Softball Association
registration for its spring
league runs through Feb. 18
at Brian's Sports on U.S. 90
west. Cost of registration is
$40 per child or $65 per fami-
ly. Ages 6-8 and 9-11 are
machine pitch, and the
league also includes ages
12-14.
For details, call Jimmy
Williams at 755-6422.


Purple and Gold
Game Friday Fort White
softball sign-un


The Fort White Girls
Softball Association has reg-
istration for its spring season
(ages 5-18) set for 4-7 p.m.
Friday. Registration is at the
Fort White Recreation
Complex concession stand.
Cost is $30. The association
also needs coaches.
For details, call 755-2023
(5-9 p.m.) or go to
www.FWGSA.org.

HORSE RIDING
Event night
on Saturday
Columbia County Riding
Club at Winfield has an
Event Night set for Saturday
at Eagle's Nest Ranch. Pee
Wee events are 4-5:30 p.m.
and the main event begins at
6 p.m. Admission is free for
spectators.
For details, call Deborah at
752-3088.

YOUTH BASKETBALL
AAU travel
team sign-up
Registration is under way


for an AAU traveling basket-
ball team. The team is for
ages 17 and under, but can
include 18-year-olds who are
in the 11th grade. Tryouts
are 5-7 p.m. Feb. 21-22 at the
Richardson Community
Center gym. Cost is $25.
For details, call Luella
Thomas at (386) 963-2343.

Tryouts for
travel team
Tryouts for the Lake
City/Columbia County Parks
and Recreation Department's
USSSA sponsored 15-and-
under boys travel team are
Feb. 23-25, starting each day
at 5 p.m., at the Richardson
Community Center gym. The
will be 13 players on the
team, with selections made
after tryouts.
Players must attend all
sessions.
There is a $30 fee for play-
ers selected.
For details, call Wayne
Jernigan at 758-5417 or
coach Joel Thomas at 963-
2343 or 623-2818.

GOLF
Cattle Baron's
tournament
The 3rd Annual Cattle
Baron's Golf Tournament is
May 13 at Southern Oaks
Golf Club. There will be a
silent auction and raffle of
sports memorabilia and golf
packages, with proceeds
going to support the
American Cancer Society.
Sponsorships and
sponsor/player packages are
available.
For. details, call Jennifer
Jeffres at 888-295-6787, Ext.
120.
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Send your interesting Outdoors
story ideas and information to:
Tim Kirby 754-0421
tkirby@lakecityreporter.com


Tube baits



offer anglers



many options

By TONY BRITT
tbritt@lakecityreporter.com


When the word "tube" is
mentioned in this area, most
people think of a slow drift
down the Ichetucknee River.
However, fishermen in the
area have bucked the trend
and use tube baits as bass
lures. They have realized that
tubes do catch the elusive
largemouth bass.
There is no doubt Florida is
a state where anglers predom-
inantly use soft plastic baits to
trick largemouths into biting.
But it also appears to be a
state where the tube bait gets
little, if any, respect.
Most northern anglers real-
ize that tube baits are awe-
some baits.
The tube bait can be
described as the most versa-
tile soft-plastic bait in a tackle
box.
Tube baits can be used as
Texas-rigged bottom-bounc-
ing lures; fished without a
weight and used as a jerkbait;
pitched into brush piles or
flipped into hydrilla mats or
even fished on Carolina rigs
or drop-shot rigs.
One of the things that could
push area anglers away from
tubes is that many people
don't know the difference
between finesse or pitching
tubes.
It's hard to catch Suwannee
bass in the local rivers when
fishing magnum flipping
tubes. A good tube to use in
the river would be small, 3.5-
inch finesse tube with a hol-
low head. Fish it on a spinning
rig where you can shoot it
under docks or around the
rocks. The smaller tubes are


basspro.com
The magnum flipping tube is
a favorite soft plastic bait of
North Florida bass anglers.
awesome on quarter-ounce
and eighth-ounce jig heads,
but remember to fish them
with rattles.
The magnum flipping tubes
are awesome baits for flipping
hydrilla mats in big lakes.
These baits can range in size
from 4-5.5 inches long, hence
the title magnum.
They offer a slim and com-
pact profile, their tentacles are
alluring to bass and they move
enough water on retrieve to
attract fish. Some anglers
even break Alka-Seltzer
tablets up and put them inside
so the bubbles will attract
bass.
They also work well when
pitched to isolated cover -
especially if an angler doesn't
have the touch to use a jig.
Any of the tubes, combined
with rattles, will give local
anglers a different perspective
on using tubes in Florida.
Anglers will just need to
decide when it's best to use a
finesse tube or a magnum
tube.
Tony Britt is a tournament
fisherman and a member of
the Lake City Reporter news
staff


GONE ISUM'


TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter
Tracy Harper (left) and Greg Stokes claimed top honors in a
bass tournament at Sandy Point Saturday.

Harper, Stokes sweep

Bassbusters tourney


From staff reports

Tracy Harper and Greg
Stokes swept the top awards
at the Lake City Bassbusters
tournament at Sandy Point on
Saturday.
Harper and Stokes not only
won first place overall, they
finished 1-2 in big fish. The
pair weighed in 19 pounds of
bass, including the 4-pound,
12-ounce and 4-pound,
8-ounce big fish winners.
Harper and Stokes split more
than $500 for their efforts.
Dennis Redd and Bob
Heron placed second with 12-
pounds, 14-ounces, and Tracy
Duckett and Jay Dohrn were
third with 9-pounds, 5-ounces.
There were 27 boats
,entered in the event, and
three brought in the com-
bined 10-fish bag limits.
Catch releases
The Trenton Bass


Masters has a club tourna-
ment set for Saturday at New
Clay Landing. Entry fee is $25
per person, which includes
big bass pot, and yearly club
dues of $20 must be paid.
For details, call Tracy
Duckett at 755-5586.
The Seventh Annual
Columbia Senior FFA Open
Bass Tournament will be held
March 5 at Sandy Point, from
safe light to 3 p.m. Proceeds
go toward an FFA scholarship.
Entry fee is $50 per boat.
Payback is 60 percent to 10
percent of the field, with the
top finishing FFA member
receiving $50. Call 752-0743.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission is offering free hunter
safety courses at the Mayo
Correctional Institute Satur-
day and Sunday, and the
Bradford Vocational Technical
Institute on Feb. 22, 24 and
March 1, 3.
For details, call 758-0525.


Take a hike


JENNIFER CHASTEEN/Lake City Reporter
ABOVE: A hiker enjoys
one of the nature trails at
Ichetucknee Springs State
Park north entrance.
February's mild weather
beckons outdoor activity
and the month has been
designated Florida Trails
Month. BELOW: Visitors
view an educational kiosk
illustrating water's journey
to the springs and river
habitat. Most trailheads
in the state are marked
with area information.


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gs an upswing in out- of Jacksonville were out in
activity and, accord- force removing downed
to the Florida Trail limbs and re-establishing a
citation, there's no bet- clear footpath for hikers.
me to get outside and The Suwannee section of
y the natural beauty of the trail is 75.1 miles.
h Florida. '"We had to wait for flood-
s officially Florida waters to go down in some
ig Trails Month. areas along the river,"
.e event is heavily pro- Friend said. "We have
d by. the Gainesville- about 25 volunteers in that
d Florida Trail area that are out there all
ciation and urges out- the time."


door activities
along the hun-
dreds of
established
trails on pub-
,lic and private
cooperative
land in the
state.
The FTA
also heavily
promotes its
own Florida


outside
at White Springs. There
are three access points to
five miles of the trail inside
the park, according to
Gary Erixton, park ranger.
The trailheads are located
at the campground sites,
behind the blacksmith's
shop and along the
Suwannee River.
"It's pretty quiet here,"
Erixton said.
"We see most of our hik-
ers along the trail on the
weekend."
Stephen Foster also
offers a four-mile bicycle
loop that hik-


fi am utterly impressed with the geology
of the Suwannee portion of the trail.
There are limestone cliffs, sinkholes
and springs. It's amazing ... It's
spectacular.
Sandra Friend
Florida Trail Association


Trail, a National Scenic
Trail that winds more than
1,600 miles from the
Everglades to the Gulf
Islands National Seashore
near Pensacola.
Portions of the continu-
ous trail and its
attached side-trail loops
- run through Columbia,
Suwannee and Hamilton
Counties.
The trail runs along the
Suwannee River and
through the pine and
scrub flatwoods of the
Osceola National Forest.
"I am utterly impressed
with the geology of the
Suwannee portion of the
trail," said Sandra Friend,
communications coordina-
tor of the Florida Trail
Association.
Friend is an accom-
plished hiker and author of
several books on hiking
throughout the state.
"There are limestone
cliffs, sinkholes and
springs. It's amazing. You
have one of the most inter-
esting areas of the trail. It's
spectacular."
September's hurricanes
severely damaged the
Florida Trail in many


February is the perfect
time to hike anywhere in
the Sunshine State.
'The temperatures are
ideal, especially for back-
packers," Friend said. "It's
a great time to be outdoors
and be comfortable. In-
sects are fewer this time of
year."
Statewide, 1.8 million
people utilize the Florida
Trail at some point each
year.
That includes everyone
from serious backpackers
to families who .stop
the car at a -trailhead and
walk around for a few min-
utes, according to FTA
statistics.
Additional residents and
visitors hike on trails in
state parks or walk in state
recreation areas each year.
As many as 750,000 people
hike at least 7-10 miles on
the Florida Trail each
year, according to the
study.

Trail access
Easy access to the
Florida Trail can be gained
at the Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State Park


ers are wel-
come to
explore. This
trail is a loop
that follows
an old log-
ging road
inside the
park.
The staff at
the park also
oversees the


upkeep of the new 3.4-mile
paved Woodpecker Trail
and the 1-mile Trail
Walkers Trail located at
Big Shoals State Park, also
in White Springs.
For complete informa-
tion on the trail, visit
www.florida-trail.org.

Other options
Hiking opportunities
also exist for those looking
for a leisurely stroll.
O'Leno State Park and
Ichetucknee Springs State
Park both offer beautiful
outdoor walks on main-
tained trails.
Suwannee River
Valley State Park near
Live Oak also offers
maintained trails for
walking and enjoying
nature.
In Lake City, visitors to
Alligator Lake Public
Recreation Area can have a
rural experience by walk-
ing on one of several trails
at the facility.
The trails border the
lake and the swamp area
and allow visitors a unique
vantage point to a wild area
within the city.


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planning


banquet
From staff reports

The Suwannee River
Longbeards Chapter of the
National Wild Turkey Federa-
tion will hold its annual
Hunting Heritage Fund-raiser
banquet on Feb. 26 at the
Columbia County Fair-
grounds in Lake City.
Doors will open at 6 p.m.
and dinner will be served at 7
p.m. The banquet will include
more than 15 guns, artwork,
turkey calls and turkey-
themed furniture. Revenues
from the banquet will finance
projects at the local, state and
national level.
For more information, con-
tact Todd Kennon at 755-1334
or Tom Kennon at 362-6353.

Blue-crab workshop
scheduled for Feb. 17
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission has a series of public
workshops on the manage-
ment of blue crabs.
The Feb. 17 meeting will be
held at the Board of County,
Commissioners main meeting
room in the administrative
building at Green Cove
Springs.
Go to MyFWC.com.



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REPORTER


Legal

The Regular meeting of the Columbia
County Board of County Commissioners
to be held on Thursday, February 17,
2005 beginning at 7:00 P.M. Has been
changed to the Columbia County Public
Library, Located at 308 NW Columbia
Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. Cop-
ies of the proposed agenda is available at
the oEfi.: of the County Courthouse An-
nex, 135 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake
City, Florida 32055, Suite 203 between
the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.,
Monday through Friday.
Any person wishing to appeal any deci-
sion of the Board of County Commis-
sioners with resect to any matter consid-
ered at the above Noticed meeting will
need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purposes, that person may need to
ensure a verbatim record is made of the
proceedings, which is record includes
the Testimony and Evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based. In accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, A Person needing special accom-
modations or an interpreter to participate
in this proceeding should contact Lisa
Roberts 386/758-1006 or T.D.D. Serv-
ices 386/758-2139, at least fie (5) days
prior to the meeting.
If you have any questions, Please contact
the Board of County Commissioners of
Columbia County, Florida, at 386-758-
1005.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
by:-s- Jennifer Flinn
Chair
P. Dewitt Cason
Clerk of Court.
01550843
February 10, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR CO-
LUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 03-318-CA
DEAS-BULLARD PROPERTIES, a
Florida limited partnership,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GLORIA J. COOPER,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that the following
described real property:
Parcel #13 Mimosa Acres, an unrecord-
ed subdivision in Section 25, Township
4 South, Range 15 East, Columbia
County, Florida. Described as: Com-
mence at the NE comer of the NW 1/4
of the SE 1/4, Section 25, Township 4
South, Range 15 East, Columbia County,
Florida and run thence S 88L' 12' 27" W

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along the North line of the NW 1/4 of
SE 1/4, 1114.90 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING, thence continue S 880 12'
27" W along said North line, 217.96 feet
to the NW Comer of said NW 1/4 of SE
1/4, thence S 882 11' 35" W along the
North line of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4,
309.96 feet thence S 00 50' 29" E,
859.47 feet, thence N 880 14' 06" E,
;27.91Cfeet, ,enae .N Q00.50' ,29;':W,
859.80 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. The East 30 feet and the South
30 feet of said lands being subject to an
easement for ingress and egress. Con-
taining 10.42'acres, more or less.
EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND
EGRESS: A strip of land 60 feet in
width being 30 feet each side of a center-
line described as follows: Commence at
the SE comer of the SW 1/4 of the SE
1/4, Section 25, Township 4 South,
Range 15 East, Columbia County, Flori-'
da and run thence S 88 57' 53" W along
the North line of the maintained Right-of
Way of Cypress Lake Road, 374.40 feet,
thence S 88 11' 50" W along said North
maintained Right-of-Way line, 382.04
feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING,
thence N 01' 40' 52" W, 935.81 feet,
thence N 22' 14' 43" W, 889.68 Feet to
REFERENCE POINT "A", thence S 880
14' 06" W, 1065.42 feet to the POINT
OF TERMINATION. Also begin at
REFERENCE POINT "A", and run
thence N 00 50' 29" W, 859.80 feet to
the North line of the NW 1/4 of SE 1/4
of said Section 25, to REFERENCE
POINT "B" and to the POINT OF TER-
MINATION. Also a strip of Land 55
feet in width being 55 feet to the right of
a line described as follows: Begin at the
aforesaid REFERENCE POINT "B" and
run thence N 88L 12' 27" E along the
North line of said NW 1/4 of SE 1/4,
582.61 feet to the NW comer of Parcel
No. 11 and to the POINT OF TERMI-
NATION shall be sold by the Clerk of
this Court, at public sale, pursuant to the
Final Judgment in .the above styled ac-
tion dated February 3, 2005, at the Co-
lumbia County Courthouse in Lake City,
Columbia County, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 to
the best and highest bidder for cash.
WITNESS my hand and official seal in
the State and County aforesaid this 3rd
day of February, 2005.
P. DEWITT CASON,
Clerk of Court
By: J. Markham
J. MARKHAM
Deputy Clerk
03524016
February 10, 17, 2005


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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to
a Writ of Executive issued in County
Court, of Columbia County, Florida, on
the 4th day of January, 2005 in the cause
wherein ATLANTIC COAST FEDER-
AL F/K/A ATLANTIC COAST FED-
ERAL CREDIT UNION was Plaintiff
'and SCOTT L. DUREN was Defendant,
.being .Case:,No.._03,t47&-CC,,.in, said
Court, I Bill Gootee, As Sheriff of Co-
lumbia County, Florida, have levied
upon all the right, title, and interest of
the defendant, Scott L. Duren in and to
the following described personal proper-
ty, to-wit:
1994 HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTOR-
CYCLE VIN#IHD4CFM13RY214458


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I shall offer this property for sale March
14, 2005, at Daniel's Towing & Recov-
ery, S.W. Arrowhead Road, Lake City,
State of Florida, at the hour of 10:00
A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible. I
will offer for sale all the said defend-
ant's, Scott 1. Duren, right, title, and in-
terest in the aforesaid personal property,
at public auction and will sell the same,
subject to taxes, all prior liens, encum-
brances and judgments, if any to the
highest and best bidder for CASH IN
HAND. The proceeds to be applied as
far as may be to the payment of costs
and the satisfaction of the above descri-
bed execution.
BILL GOOTEE,
As Sheriff of Columbia County, Florida


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By: -s- Deputy Mike Mahony
Deputy Sheriff
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, person needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact that individu-
al or agency sending notice no later than
seven days prior to the proceedings at
173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City,
eFlorida..32055. Telephone (386) 758-
1109.
03524015
February 10, 17, 24, 2005
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FOUND 1/1 at end of Brown Rd.,
Red large dog. Male. 386-754-2121

030 Personals
#1 IN BUSINESS SERVICES
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Resumes
RE Closings, Legal Forms
248 N Marion Av. 755-8717

060 Services
I WOULD LOVE TO CLEAN
YOUR HOME, weekly or monthly,
references, 14 years experience,
Call 752-8137.

1 nn Job
1 0 Opportunities
*CHILD CARE WORKER*
M/F hrs. 6am-6pm
Call 752-4411 or fax qualifications
to: 752-0740
Must have clean background check.
01350056


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NOW HIRING
The Pepsi Bottling Group of Lake
City is now hiring for Relief Route
Sales positions. Please review the
detailed job descriptions and
requirements, listed on the website
and apply online at
www.pbgcareers.com
No phone calls please.
PBG is an Equal Opportunity
Employer

901550088
Growing Insurance Agency
looking for licensed P&C and
Life Health Sales person. Must
have excellent personal relations
skills, computer skills and ability
to learn quickly. Salary plus
bonus & benefits. Send reply to
Box 01030, C/O TheLake City
Reporter, P.O. Box 1709,
Lake City, FL, 32056

1550107
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Get a real estate license.
I Call 755-14040 for info,
or reach us @ www.nfrec.com
N. FL Real Estate College

01550382 ..
NOW HIRING
Motivated individuals for Manu-
ficrured Housing Construction.
Company with GREAT benefits
and GREAT hours. 401K, health
insurance, life insurance, paid
vacations and holidays. Competi-
tive starting pay. Experience
helpful but not necessary. Apply
--in person: Homes of Merit, Inc.
1915 SE Hwy. 100 E. Office
NO CALLS PLEASE! Homes of.
Merit promotes a Drug Free
Workplace and is an Equal
Opporrunit Employer.

01550599
THE LAKE CITY REPORTER
S.is currently looking for an
independent newspaper carrier for
the Downtown Lake City area.
Deliver the Reporter in the earIl
morning hours Tue'daN SundaN.
No delivery on Monday's. Carrier
must have dependable
transportation. Stop by the
Reporter today 1o fill out a
,contractor's inquirers form.
No phone calls please!

01550603.
THE LAKE CITY REPORTER
is currently looking for an
independent newspaper carrier for
the Ellisville/Providence area.
Deliver the Reporter in the early
morning hours TuesdaN Sunday.
No deliver' on Monda\' s. Carrier
must have dependable
transportation. Stop by the
Reporter today to fill out a
contractor's inquirers form.
No phone calls please!


01550710



SOUTHEAST REGIONAL DRIVERS
Davis Express, Starke, Fl is
looking for drivers to run SE.
Requires Class A CDL /hazmat.'
98% miles in Fla., Ga., TN.,
S.C., & Alabama.
1 yr. exp..34 cpm
2 yrs. exp. .35 cpm
0 3 yrs. exp. .36 cpm
100% lumber reimbursement
$500 sign on bonus
Safety bonus
Guaranteed hometime
0* Health, Life, Dental &
disability Ins. avail.
401K available..
Call 1-800-874-4270 #6
www.davis-express.com

01550809
PAYROLL
ADMINISTRATOR
Challenging position with the
largest sail boat manufacturer in
the USA. Immediate Opening for
a person with at least 2 years
experience with a computerized
payroll system. Experience with
Excel a must. Other program
knowledge include Crystal
Reports, Abra, and Unitime.
Employer offers an excellent
fringe benefit package, including
family health care, paid vacations
and paid holidays, and a 401K
Plan. Salary is negotiable with
experience. Please apply in
person at Hunter Marine, Hwy
441 in Alachua.

3 lic Cosmetologist, reasonable
chair rent full or part time.
Call Teresa at Hair Fashions
East for appt. 386-'55-6220


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100 Opportunities
01550811
Apac Southeast Inc., a recog-
nized leader in the field of pav-
ing and construction is seeking
the following for Jacksonville/
St. Augustine areas:
A Service Mechanic, responsi-
ble for fueling equipment and
performing routine PM on various
pieces of construction equipment.
A valid CDL License with hazmat
endorsements is required.
Previous experience required.
Also seeking experienced Load-
er Operators for our Asphalt.
plant operation. A minimum of 2
years experience operating a load-
er preferred.
CDL Drivers needed with valid
class A/B license to drive vehicles
on our asphalt paving crew.
Responsibilities include working
as part of the Asphalt crew and
driving the water truck, flat bed or
distributor truck.
Experienced screed operators,
roller operators needed.
For consideration apply in
person or contact:
Apac, Human Resources
Department 11482 Columbia
Park Dr. W#3
Jacksonville, FL 32258-4728
Tel: 904-288-6300
Our success depends on our
people that span cultures, the
country and decades. Equal
opportunity Employer who
encourages women and ethnic
minorities to apply.
Drug Free Workplace.

01550814
Apac Southeast Inc., a recog-
nized leader in the field of pav-
ing and construction is seeking:
CDL drivers with valid class
A/B license to work as part of the
asphalt paving crew, responsible
for driving the water truck, flat
bed or distributor truck. Hazmat
and tanker endorsements required.
Also seeking: screed operators,
paver operators, roller opera-
tors and asphalt rakers/lute-
men. Individuals with at least 1
year asphalt experience preferred.
For consideration apply in person
or contact:
Apac
2512 NE 1st Blvd Unit 300
Gainesville, FL 32609
Telephone for appointment:
352-378-6171
Our success depends on our
people that span cultures, the
country and decades. Equal
opportunity Employer who
encourages women and ethic
minorities to apply.
Drug Free Workplace.

A/C Service
Technician Commercial
Full time with vehicle and benefits.
Drug Free. EOE. Mail resume io
Climate Control mechanical Ser -
ices, 737 S.W. 57th Ave., Ocala, FL
34474 or call 1-800-546-0085
ACCOUNTING CLERK
Large company is in search of an
experienced Accounting Clerk.
Qualified candidate must be experi-
enced in AP/AR, Billing and
Month-end close procedures. Must
be proficient in Word and Excel,
good oral/communication skills are
a must! Please forward resumes to:
Accounting Clerk
P.O. Box 1829
Lake City, FL 32056
ATTN: Diane Polbos
Addresses wanted immediately!
No experience necessary.
Work at home.
Call toll 405-447-6397
Afternoon Activity Teacher &
Childcare Teacher wanted. Must
be self starter. CDA preferred. Wee
Care Preschool. 386-754-5111


100 Job
100 Opportunities

ALUMINUM SCREEN Room
Installers needed.
Must have valid drivers license.
Call for appt. 386-755-5779

AMERICAN CANOE
ADVENTURES White Springs, FL
full/part time Help wanted. Clean
driving record, Seniors should apply
Thur-Sun 10am-5pm
Another Way, Inc. is seeking a
shelter manager, outreach advocate
and various part time positions. Full
time positions are available with
benefits. Formally battered women
and minorities encouraged to apply.
Fax resume to 386-719-2758 by
February 18, 2005
Auto Body Technician
High Volume, New Shop.
Highest Quality. Immediate
openings. Excellent Annual Income.
386-755-4018
BAKER'S TOTAL BEAUTY
Supplies & Salon now open
Stylists and Barbers needed
Call: 386-755-6728
CLERICAL
MANY POSITIONS AVAILABLE.
CALL FOR APPT
386-755-1991
WAL-STAF PERSONNEL
DRUGSCREENS/BACKGRD
REQ.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REP.
Career opportunity in a sales/service
environment available for qualified
individual with a strong work ethic
and dedication to the job. Min. 3
years Customer Service exp. in a
fast paced environment. Must enjoy
working with people Computer/
data Entry skills required as well as
Windows proficiency. Minimum 50
wpm. No Phone Calls Please.
Resumes Att: Joy
ws4140(learthlink.net
DIRECTOR: Chiefland Child Care,
Center needs a self starter With di-
rector credentials and experience in
operating a child care program.
Computer & DOH Nutrition Pro-
gram Experience preferred. Addi-
tional Requirements: current back-
ground check, CPR & First Aide.
EEO. Send resume with cover letter
and salary requiremeni- to: Donna
Fagan, PO Bo\x lI2S,
Lake City, Fl 32056


100 Job
100 Opportunities
DRIVER NEEDED
Fuel Tanker Driver needed Sunday
thru Thursday PM (6pm-6am). Off
Friday and Saturday Must have
Class A CDL, Tanker, Hazmat,
Clean MVR, 2 years driving experi-
ence, Truck based in Columbia and
Suwannee Counties.
Full Health Insurance, 401K,
Uniforms, Paid Vacation, Late
Model Equipment. Apply in person
Mon.- Fri. between 3pm and 6pm @
Johnson & Johnson Inc. 1607 US 90
East Madison, Florida 32340 con-
tact person Ronnie Blanton.
EXP. CDL-A DRIVERS
NOW IS THE TIME
LET'S TALK!!
Mesilla Valley Transportation
1-800-944-4544
Exp. COOKS
Apply in person.
Beef O'Brady's
857 SW Main Blvd.
Experienced GA Mechanic.
A/P license required.
IA helpful. Live Oak.
Fax resume to: 386-845-0243
EXPERIENCED INSULATORS
needed. Must have reliable transpor-
tation and be able to work overtime.
Class D CDL license a plus.
Call 386-758-3995 for appt.
FLAT BED DRIVERS
Atlantic Truck Line
Class A, in state & home every
night. $600-$750/wk. Yearly $1,000
safety bonus. 3 yrs. exp. Paid vac.,
health/dental. Call PDS Mon-Fri-
day, 9am-4 pm. 1-800-874-1737
FLORIDA BUFFET Restaurant is
now hiring for all positions. Apply
Mon. Sat. 11:00am to 5:00 pm at
2888 US Hwy 90 W. Lake City.
GROUP HOME staff needed. 1 PT
.Direct care staff/housekeeper. 1
Nursing position PT. Background
screening. CPR, First aide. Medica-
tion certification required. Located
inr Gilcre.; Co. Near Intersection
232 & 47. Call between
10am & 2pm 386-454-0968
HELP WANTED for stair
manufacturing company. Carpentry
skills needed. Call for appointment.
386-755-2556
LOADER OPERATOR Needed..
Experience necessary.
Call 386-752-0335. Mon. Fri.
8:30a 4:00p for appointment


WORK AT HOME!
SBe a Medical Transcriptionist,
Come to this free, no obligation seminar to find Ear
out how with no previous experience you can
learn to work at home doing medical transcription
from audio cassettes dictated by doctors!
High Demand! Doctors Need Transcriptionists! I
Find out how our experts make it fast and easy to be. ready to
enter the rapidly growing medical field '
' No Commuting. No Selling. .
Train AT HOME to be ready to make More Money than in most
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Walt's Live Oak Ford-Mercury
Looking for experienced salespeople or right

people with no experience. Will train.


100 Job
100 Opportunities
INDUSTRIAL
FORKLIFT EXPERIENCE
SHIPPING & RECEIVING
LIFTING REQUIRED
386-755-1991
WAL-STAF PERSONNEL
BACKGRD/DRUGSCREEN REQ.
INSURANCE CSR
Our busy Lake City Agency needs
an exp'd CSR, 220 or 440 Licensed.
Great pay & benefits.
Fax resume to: 727-943-0022 or
e-mail to: grubg(@brookecorp.com,
INVENTORY/PRODUCTION
ADMINISTRATOR
Needed for busy office. Must have
upbeat attitude and work well with
others. Responsibilities include
tracking daily production and inven-
tory. Must be computer literate, es-
pecially in Excel. Benefit package
available. Please send resumes to:
P.O. Box 1829, Lake City, FL
32056 EOE/DFWP.
LABORERS
Nat'l Const. Co is seeking construc-
tion laborers for project at Lake City
Correctional. Daytime hours. Call
210-262-7269 to apply.
LEGAL SECRETARY
/ Legal office experience preferred.
Excellent skills a must. Corel Word
Perfect 12 program, good dictation,
telephone and people skills
required. Please mail your resume to
106 White Ave., Suite C. Live Oak,
FL 32064 or FAX to (386) 362-
6194. No telephone inquires please!
MASON OR
Mason Apprentice needed.
Must have own transportation.
Call 386-466-0000
MYSTERY SHOPPERS NEEDED!
Earn While You Shop!
Call Now Toll Free
1-888-255-6040 Ext. 13252
NEED DRIVEWAY Certified
Installers to install (DW6000)
Satellites. Must have own truck and
tools. Serious Inquires only.
Mac's Computers. 1-866-845-3218
Now Hiring
Framing Carpenters.
Please Call for interview.
386-755-6867
SONNY'S B-B-Q is Now hiring
Exp. Managers in Lake City. Also
other Florida locations avail. Sumbit
resume in person or mail to 10731.
SW 66th Ct. Ocala, FL 34476
EOE. D/F/W/P


100 Job
100 Opportunities
OTR Drivers Wanted
Out 2-3 weeks
Bonus Program
Trucks Available Now
Excellent Pay
Call Southern Specialized
386-752-9754

PART-TIME GRANT FUNDED
HOMELESS SERVICES
COORDINATOR
This contractual position requires
completing grant requirements,
attending monthly meetings, corre-
spondence, advocacy on behalf of
the homeless. Day to day operation
interacting & assisting clients.
Applicant should have good
communication skills and knowl-
edge of the social service agencies.
Send resume to: 258 NW Burk Ave-
nue, Lake City, FL 32055 or
fax to 386-754-5325.
Preschool Teacher needed, week-
ends off. Must have 40 hrs of early
childcare. CDA a plus. 386-752-
7844 Iv. mess. Background check.
PROFESSIONAL CHILD
Care worker with CDA
looking to expand into management.
Mail resume to P.O. Box 2127,
Lake City, Fl. 32056
ROUTE DRIVER
WANTED. Class B license
required. Apply online at
www.gainesvilleice.com.
Truck Driyers Wanted
CDL Class A required
2 years experience
Good Pay, home weekends.
(386)294-3172
Walt's Live Oak Ford is looking for
an experienced Tow Truck Driver.
Must have Class D License.
Includes benefits. Call Rick
386-362-1112 for appt. EOE
WANTED!
WANTED! WANTED!
HARDWORKERS ONLY
NEED APPLY. ALL SHIFTS
MUST BE ABLE TO
LIFT 50LBS-70LBS
386-755-1991
WAL-STAF PERSONNEL
REQ.
WE NEED YOU if you are a safe,
dependable driver, Class A CDL,
clean MVR. Part time & full time-
drivers needed. Home every night,
weekends off. Good benefits.
Columbia Grain 755-7700


Sunbelt Honda of Lake City is looking for 3
sharp, success-driven individuals to join our
award-winning sales team.
If...
V You're tired of a desk job
V You like people
v You're not earning what you're worth
Then...
V We offer a career, not just a job
tv Sell the hottest product on the market
V Earn incredible commissions & bonuses
V Qualify for complete benefits package


*Up to 35% commissions *Demo program for salespeople INT ONDA
SUNBLT ON-


0 (00'IUSllih t0 08* 100f WOrkin
g environment
e?0)( 3% On FRI *FOld salary during training
Please call Bobby Coqswell at 386-362-1112


Liberty National Life Insurance Co.
is expanding its operation and is looking for upwardly
mobile people to fill insurance sales & service positions.
Average annual earnings $42,000. Fringe benefit package: 2
retirement funds, health insurance, paid vacation, conven-
tion trips & many others.,No experience necessary. We have
on the job training. Requirements: honesty, hard worker &
dependable transportation.
Contact Ronnie Harvey at 386-752-2583
Or fax resume to: 386-752-8724
Liberty National is an EOE Licensed Agents Welcome








Now, more than ever before,
automotive sales is a high paying
career opportunity open to a new
generation of hard-working men and
women. It's the beginning of a new era
for the Auto Industry...and the
beginning to a new career.
Talk to us and earn your first year
salary and commission.
Please, No telephone calls.
Apply in person at:


Sunbelt Chrysler Jeep Dodge
US 90 West, Lake City, FL


Apply in person Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm; See Tony
Business Attire, Come Dressed to Begin Training
Hwy 41 S., Lake City No Phone Calls Please


How can we top


being Best


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the Year?


By adding you! While being cited as Call Center of the year by Call Center magazine is quite an accom-
plishment, at ClientLogic we're always seeking ways in which to improve. And that's where you come in. We're
looking for the industry's best and brightest, to help make us... well... better and brighter. If you are interested
in a Technical Support Sales/Customer Service position, and the ability.to work 35+ hours per week, we'd like
to hear from you.
To apply for the following positions Immediately, please call:
1-386-754-8JOB (8562)
7 days a week/24 hours a day
Right now, we are seeking individuals with open availability to work 35+ hours a week at our LAKE CITY Call
Center.
Technical Support Associate
Do you enjoy troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving computer system issues? Successful candidates will
have experience in Windows 95/98NT/ME/2000/XP and possess an understanding of peripheral computer com-
ponents, operating systems, networking, and applications. Qualifications include a High School Diploma or GED
and strong listening skills, call center experience helpful but not necessary.
Inbound Sales/Rtention Sales Associate
Do you enjoy the challenge of turning a cancellation into a save? Are you tired of cold calling but love that
monthly bonus? Successful candidates will have the ability to negotiate, persuade, resolve issues, match pro-
gram attributes to customer heeds, think on their feet and effectively communicate over the phone.
Qualifications include a High School Diploma or GED, strong active listening skills, sales and/or call center
experience helpful but not necessary.
For consideration please apply in person at 1152 SW Business Point Dr., Lake City, FL 32025

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LAKE CITY REPORTER, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2005


100 Opbportunities

Washington Inventory
Service
Inventory Specialist/Crew Manager
To perform physical Inventory
for retail stores, by using a 10-key
machine & scanner.
We require: Internet access,
acceptable driving history &
telephone access 24/7.
We offer: paid training, benefits
including 401K, travel flexible
hours, early AM or late PM hours,
travel FL & GA. area.
Call Today 904-296-1686
FAX: 904-296-1664
Waste Control of Florida,
Waste Management Inc.
Has an immediate opening for a
hard working, flexible individual to
fill the position of Driver/La-
borers. This position requires a
minimum Class B CDL with air
brake endorsement.
Waste Control offers a full Benefits
Package including Health Insurance
and 401-K Plan.
If you feel you meet the require-
ments, Please apply by phone
1-877-220-JOBS (5627) or online at
WWW.WMCAREERS.COM
EOE/ADA/DFWP
WINDOW service technician
needed. Experience a plus but not
necessary. Must have knowledge of
Lake City, Gainesville & Macclen-
ny areas and. be able to lift heavy
objects. Good benefits offered after
90 days (100% employee medical &
life Ins.), 401K & vacation offered
after 1 yr. of employment. Pick up
application at Lake City Industries,
250 Railroad Street.

no Sales
110 Employment

03524037
ARE YOU TIRED OF
NOT EARNING WHAT
YOU ARE WORTH?
WE ARE ENTERING OUR
BUSY SEASON AND DUE TO
RECENT EXPANSION WE
HAVE
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
AVAILABLE.
OUR AVERAGE SALESPER-
SON ENJOYS AN INCOME OF
$40,000 PER YEAR.
OFFICE LEADS PROVIDED,
UNBELIEVABLE BENEFITS,
CAR ALLOWANCE, 401K,
AND MUCH MORE.
DON'T MISS THIS RARE
OPPORTUNITY.
TO SCHEDULE A PERSONAL
INTERVIEW CALL:
(800) 838-5161
Or apply in person @
176 SW Midtown Place
Lake City, 32025

Enviro Protection Service Co
needs experienced sales assoc for
"green" type bus. Background in ag/
equine/entomology a plus. Comm
sales can lead to shared ownership.
Send Resume to P.O. Box 311,
High Springs, FL 32655


EXPERIENCED FLOORING
sales person needed. Top Pay.
Call Brad or Martha at
386-362-7066

120 Medical
Employment
01550850
P.T. Physical Therapy
Assistant Avalon Healthcare
Center is currently accepting
applications for a part time
Physical Therapist Assistant.
Qualified candidate must be State
Licensed.
If you want to work in an
environment where caring truly
make a difference, please contact:
Tony Anderson, Administrator
Avalon Healthcare Center
1270 S.W. Main Blvd.
lake City, FL 32025
386-752-7900
Drug Free Workplace

BILLING MANAGER
For large Medical facility. Must be
exp. in all aspects of medical office
insurance billing. Supervisory exp.
helpful. Excellent annual salary &
benefits. Apply in confidence to: PO
Box 3009 Lake City FL 32056

Full-Time Fresenius
Medical Care
The World's leader in dialysis serv-
iceg is seeking a Registered Nurse to
staff our outpatient Kidney Center
in Live Oak. No dialysis experience
necessary, we provide on the job
training. We offer new competitive
salaries and excellent benefit pack-
age including paid time off,
health/dental insurance and 401K.
Please apply at or send resunle to:
Live Oak Kidney Center
10543 Suwannee Plaza Blvd.
Live Oak, FL 32060
Attn: YoYo Vargason,
Clinical Manager


MEDICAL OFFICE
1 day a week
Wednesday only
386-755-1428


POSITION OPEN. accepting ap-
plication for Certified Medical As-
sistant. Experienced or a new gradu-
ate. Medical Office. 3X6-755-19601

RECEPTIONIST position
available. Must have professional
telephone skills, professional
appearance and be able to perform
secretarial functions as designated
Send resume to: RECEPTIONIST,
P.O. BOX 869,
Lake City, Florida 32055
EOE, ADA, Drug Free Workplace


170 Business
7 / Opportunities
COIN LAUNDRY
East 90 across from Family Dollar,
turn key operation, 40% return,
Call 719-7195
LAB PUPPIES For Sale
8 weeks old w/hc and Vacs.
1 Female & 4 Males, Black
386-752-9649
m
310 Pets & Supplies
1 WC adult
gray rat
snake $50:
386-697-3147
2 Jungle Carpet Pythons male/fe-
male pair $300: 386-697-3147
4'X3' WOOD+PLEXI cage
$120:all OBO 697-3147
55 GALON aquarium+
top&stand $100.
386-697-3147

FREE PUPIES
8wks old,
Boxer / Texas leapord mix
386-755-7729
PUBLISHERS NOTE
Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs
and cats being sold to be at least 8
weeks old and have a health certifi-
cate from a licensed veterinarian
documenting they have mandatory
shots and are free from intestinal
and external parasites. Many species
of wildlife must be licensed by Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife. If you are un-
sure, contact the local office for in-
formation.
Valentine Puppies, Bichon minia-
ture schnauzer cross, small black or
silver Maltese look likes. HC. $150
ea. avail. 2/12/05. 386-755-2477
after 5:00pm

403 Auctions
ESTATE AUCTION
Sat. Feb. 12@ 10:30 AM
Col. Co. Fairground Bldg.
Lake City, FL.
Contents of 2 local Estates consist-
ing of furniture, antiques, fine glass-
ware and 100's of collectibles plus
40 yr collection of Fenton Glass -
too much to list visit our website at
www.bagtiques.com for details and
pictures or call for fax listing of
items. 755-8644
Auct: Ron Jones # AU37 1,
AB2490 R&L Auction, 10% B.P.
Preview: Fri. 12-6 Sat. 9 til Sale.

408 Furniture
48" Glass PATIO TABLE
with four chairs $150.
386-752-9500

Bedroom set. Lt. Birch color, exe.
cond. Incl. queen sz. h/board, chest
of drawer, 1 night stand, 1 dresser
w/framed mirror. $600. 754-0156
MEDICAL HOSPITAL BED, side
rails, lift bar, $200, 752-7093

419 TV-Radio &
19 Recording


P1550828
MAGNAVOX 42" Color
Console TV w/ surround sound
capability. Good cond. $450.
386-755-1003/386-288-8833

46" TV, excellent condition,
protector screen, $ 800, 752-7093


420 Wanted to Buy
K&H TIMBER
Timber Co. Payment in advance for
standing pine timber. Large or small
tracts. Call 386-758-7636.

430 Garage Sales
5 Family, Sat 2/12, 7-? (rain can-
cels) Branford Hwy right on Troy
Rd follow signs, cloths, kitchen
items, kids items. To much to list.


PUBLISHER'S NOTE
Effective October 1, 2003
All Yard Sale Ads
must be prepaid


440 Miscellaneous
- l
01548548
DIRECT SATELLITE
Systems Installed
free no equipment to buy
Call 961-8415
ELECTRIC KILN with about 350
molds., $2,000, 386-752-7093
HOT PINK Halter top
prom dress. Size 9.
Worn one time. $100.
386-758-6987
NEW single GARAGE Door. Auto
open or 2 remotes 386-466-1818

630 Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
3BR/2BA
Unfurnished, totally electric,
No pets, South Hwy 441
Call 386-752-9368


IN PARK Mobile Homes for Rent
2BR/2BA 1st & sec. required.
Applications & references required.
386-719-2423


Lake City &Ellisville area 3br/2ba,
& 2br/lba. MH's. Several avail.
Water garbage & yard. $400 mo.
$200 security. 386-963-1568
LATE MODEL MOBILE HOMES
Starting $365 month, Beautiful
Pond setting, w/trees. CH/A & ca-
ble. No pets. Call 386-961-0017
MANF. HOME for rent. 4BR/2BA,
1 acre lot. 41 North close to Hwy 10
$700 Dep., $700 month
386-758-8429
SMALL SINGLE wide trailer
with porch and addition. Private lo-
cation $350.00 month.
386-365-7262 Iv. mess.


-i
640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
2005 DOUBLEWIDE 2300 square
feet, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, setup on
lot, 2 miles from Walmart. $645.00
month. Call Ken 386-365-5370
ABSOLUTELY "THE BEST"
Mobile Homes and Modulars
Move over Palm & Jake, the new
#1 home is here. Guaranteed
Gary Hamilton Homes 758-6755
CALL TO GET
PRE-APPROVED FOR A
MANUFACTURED HOME
CALL 31-800-355-9385
HOME LOANS
FOR AS LITTLE AS
$500 DOWN
@ 386-752-7751
If you own land, or have a large
down payment. I may owner finance
a home for you! Call Steve
386-365-8549
NO MONEY DOWN!
New 2005 doublewide On your
land $334.00 per month.
Call Lee 386-365-8988
One of a kind Manufactured
Log Home. 4 bedroom.
Perfect for a country setting.
Call Jim 386-303-1557
THANK YOU!
From all the
Freedom Homes Family
TIMBERLANE MHP. Adult park
in Lake City 3br/2ba. Split plan
DWMH w/big kitchen & Ig shed.
All appliances 269 SW Woodberry
Ct. $36,000 386-758-9640
TRIPLE WIDE
ON 17 ACRES IN
OLD TOWN
CALL BOBBY @ 386-752-7751
WE HAVE FHA, VA
& CONVENTIONAL LOAN
PROGRAMS. WITH LOW
DOWN. CALL 1-800-355-9385
We love CASH! We will give you
the very best price for a new or used
manufactured home!
386-752-5355
WE SPECIALIZE IN
LAND/HOME
PACKAGES
386-752-7751

650 Mobile Home
0 & Land
*BRANFORD*
1995 28x64 4BR/2BA on 1 acre
wooded lot. Owner financing
Call 386-867-0048
FSBO. 3/2,'01 MH, 1/2 ac. Paved
St., City water, CH/A & appli. Ideal
for retiree or young family. Between
LC & White Springs. Possible lease
opt. 386-752-1212 or 365-3094
LAND and HOME packages close
to Lake City, it's what we do best!
Paved street, city water and sewer,
you pick the home, we do the rest
and Freedom Homes may owner fi-
nance! 386-752-5355
REMODELED
manufactured
home on land.
Call Ron 386-397-4960
TRIPLEWIDE on 1.8 acres land
MUST SELL!!
386-397-4930
ask for Faye

710 Unfurnished Apt.
S For Rent
$NO RENT UNTIL MARCH!
2BR and 3 BR Special
Call Today! New Apartment homes
include MW, DW, pool,
fitness Center and much more,
Call Windsong 758-8455.
11550639
NOW LEASING
I Bedroom Apartments
4* Quiet Neighborhood
On-site Laundry
o+ Private Patio
+ W/D hook-ups
+* Convenient location
Amberwood Hills 758-8029
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
All very nice.
Convenient location.
Call 386-755-2423
1BD/1BA COTTAGE, $500 mo.,
lease req., $400 damage dep., quiet,
conv. neighborhood., close to VA
and DOT. 386-755-0819.
X-CLEAN 2/2 1700 sq. ft.
Second floor. Private country acre.
Energywise. 7 miles to VA. $600.
mo. $1,500. needed. 386-961-9181

720 Furnished Apts.
I U For Rent
Completely Furnished, clean,
private, near City & Timco. 1BR.
APT. Nice neighborhood. Quiet &
peaceful. Call 386-755-3950
-


01550746
FREE RENT Until March 1st.
BRAND NEW CALLAWAY
366 SW Wilshire Dr. 3br/2ba at
$995.mo. Many upgrades.
Federated Realty Group.
904-317-4511 ext. 18
2br/lba duplex. frig., washer/dryer,
stove, fenced yard, lawn main., wa-
ter & garbage p/u incl. Close to VA
Hosp. $525.mo. 1st, last, sec. Avail.
March 1st. Richard, Licensed
Realtor. (386)755-6653
3BR/2BA 2000 sq. ft. home in
Emerald Lakes. $1350 mo. plus
deposit. Available. NOW.
386-752-8653
3BR/2BA BLOCK house fenced
yard. $450 mo. first and last.
Located 8 miles North of I-10 on
441. 86-365-7262 lv. mess.
3br/2ba Hot Tub, 2 car garage. Nice
Residential development. $895./mo.
Close to Branford Hwy & 242.
Call 386-397-5222
3BR 2BA HOUSE for rent.
l t. la3 & ,Jepoijt required
Call 386-755-6867,
for more information.


7 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
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Very nice Ig home. 3br/2ba. Formal
D/R & L/R. Ceiling fans, hardwood
floors. Lg garage w/utility room &
storage bldg. Avail. March 1st. or
sooner. Must have references.
1 yr. lease. $850mo. $500 dep.
386-755-5875

75O Business &
5I Office Rentals
1 -1
Building for Lease
2128 SW Main Blvd., Suite 105
Approx 1200 sq ft., Utilities Incl.
$950. per month
386-752-5035
A Bar Sales Inc.
7 Days 7am-7pm
OFFICE SPACE for lease
1,000 sq. ft. for prof. office.
Downtown location.
Call Sandy. 386-344-0433
Daniel Crapps Agency.
RESIDENTIAL OFFICE/
SPACE for lease. Whole bld. or
Offices only. Across from VA park-
ing Lot. Baya Ave. 386- 752-5450

805 Lots for Sale
HILLTOP HOMESITE on paved
road in restricted community. Over-
looks natural woodlands on creek.
Only $49,900 for acres
386-752-5035 Ext. 9710
7 Days 7am 7pm
A Bar Sales, Inc. www.abarsales.com
STAR LAKE ESTATES.
1/2 to 3/4 ac. Lake access, restricted
home sites. 2 miles from 1-75 &
US 90. from $26,900.
386-365-1563 or 365-8007

810 Home for Sale
$29,900! 4br/2ba foreclosure
available now!
For listing call
1-800-749-8124 ext H411
3BR/2BA HOUSE w/ garage. 8x12
Storage shed. Quail Ridge estates.
1/3 acre in quiet neighborhood.
$96,500 neg. 386-935-0253
3BR/2BA LR-DR, kitchen equip-
ped, back porch, patio, 2 car garage,
1603 sq ft. 16x38 RV garage, en-
closed& outbuilding. 386-755-2190
WE BUY
Houses & Land & Fixer uppers!
Call for more information.
386-755-6092

820 Farms &
820 Acreage
5, 10 and 20 acre lots with well and
septic tank. Owner financing.
386-752-4339
www.deasbullardbkl.com
BEAUTIFUL 5 ac restricted home
sites on paved road. 3 & 1/2 miles
from 1-75 & US 90. From $48,900.
386-365-1563 or 365-8007
SPORTSMAN PARADISE
YEARLY MEMBERSHIPS
Hunting, fishing, lodging and meals
all part of this offer conveniently lo-
cated in White Springs, Florida.
For Details call 386-397-1989 or
www.bienville.com

830 Commercial
OJU Property
CHURCH FOR LEASE
4200 sq. ft. Building. Paved parking
on Deputy J. Davis Ln. Just past
Morrells on Left $3,500 monthly.
386-867-0048

860 Investment
Property
6 HOME Mobile Home Park.
Units currently rented.
Asking $155, 000, neg.
386-984-5875 or 954-472-5088

870 Real Estate
Wanted
WANTED CASH for cut over
timber land. 386-365-3865.


950 Cars for Sale
*Hondas from $500*
Police Impounds!
For listings call
1-800-749-8116 ext A760
1992 GEO PRISM
Parts Only, $100, Call 935-0509
1996 Corolla. Private Owner. PW,
PL, Power sun roof. New tires. CD
Stereo upgrades. 73K miles. Runs
Great! $4,500. 386-719-7147
35 MPG & A Dell CPU Buy a 2005
Focus Hatch, Sedan, or Wagon get
up to $2,500 rebate & a free Dell
System Call today 386-623-1946
87 TOYOTA CAMRY. AUTO-
MATIC. $1099. 386-466-1818
LOWEST PRICES of the year!
Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln Aviator,
Ford Expedition, Lincoln LS, Ford
TBird Call Today:

951 Recreational
Vehicles


101550829
I Camper Tow package W/ Sway
Bars. New Condition. $500.
. .386-755-1003 OR 386-288-8833


2000 COACHMAN Leprechaun.
30 ft. Class C Motor home.
Excellent cond. 32K miles.
$45,000. 386-623-2851

952 Vans & Sport
S Util. Vehicles
1996 FORD Windstar.
Needs work. $500. obo.
386-963-5201 evenings.
963-5953 Days.
1999 GMC JIMMY
V-6 Loaded, New tires
$5,500.
386-755-1053
SIT SEVEN Brand new
2004 Mercury Monterray. Leather,
Power, rear doors, keyless remote.
$12,000 off! 3 left 386-623-1946.

Accepting Applications
Good, Bad & No Credit
Call for 1st & 2nd Mortgages
Established full service co.
(800) 226-6044
WE BUY MORTGAGES
2622 NW 43rd St.
FHANA/Conv., Specialist Gainesville, FL 32606
GAINESVILLE MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC.
Licensed Mtg. Lender


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Caravan. $199. 386-466-1818

940 Trucks
1993 F150 extended cab, 4 X 4,
very nice, $5,000, 386-365-0324
1996 Ford Ranger, in good
shape,origanal owner, 83,000 miles
2,500. or Best offer.
386-963-1541
2001 F-150 Harley Davidson, 4
door truck. DVD, Custom stereo,
295 series tires, too many extras to
list. $23,500. FIRM! 386-623-2075
2005 FORD F150 Full size for
15,995. V6, Automatic, 4 door cab.
Many colors to choose from.
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89 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4.3 V-6, runs
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