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New chief picked for CARC


Former finance
head to take over
as exec. director.

By-GORDON JACKSON
gjackson@lakecityreporter.com
The former finance direc-
tor of CARC Advocates
for Citizens with Disabilities
has been hired as the orga-
nization's new executive


director.
Sveta Zhahoronkova
replaces Amber Baughman,
who quit in November
after 12 weeks on the job.
Zhahoronkova will assume
her new duties on Feb. 6.
Zhahoronkova quit her
finance director's job on*
Sept. 16, but there are con-
flicting stories about why
she left. In an earlier inter-
view with the Lake City


Reporter, Baughman said
Zhahoronkova quit without
giving a reason.
But Zhahoronkova said
she quit because Baughman
didn't understand the
responsibilities of the exec-
utive director's position and
the importance of conmmu-
nity support to fund the
organization.
"I quit her; I didn't quit
CARC," Zhahoronkoya said


in November. "I didn't like
her management methods."
Zhahoronkova was work-
ing at her current account-
ing job in Gainesville on
Wednesday and could not
be reached for comment.
Glenn Hunter, a CARC
board of directors member,
said Zhahoronkova was
hired because of the loyalty
she showed to the organiza-
tion after her firing.


Hunter said she, spent
nearly two months working
without pay to help CARC
get caught up on its billing
to the state because she
was so concerned about the
organization.
Hunter said
Zhahoronkova will also
reassume her duties as
finance director.
"She's got the experience
and she knows the clients


and- staff," Hunter said.
"She's already proven she's
unselfish."
She will work .part time
at CARC until she leaves
her accounting job in
Gainesville in a few weeks,
Hunter said.
"What she has done
is take pressure off the
board," he said. "Now, the
board can work on public
relations."


Fresh

tactics in

pursuit of

tourism

By GORDON JACKSON
gjackson@lakecityreporter.com
Some regional marketing
promotions work really well,
and some need improve-
ment.
Wednesday, business
leaders met with the
Columbia County Tourist
Development Council to
discuss its marketing plan
and ways to make it better.
Harvey Campbell, the
tourist council's executive
director, said tourism in the
Lake City area is mostly
event driven, with concerts,
sports tournaments and
festivals having the big-
gest impact on local com-
merce. But
other busi-
nesses are
missing an
opportunity
.to capture
additional
business.
A visi-
tor attending a concert, for
example, might not be aware
that the Lake City area is
the freshwater springs capi-
tal of America. That knowl-
edge might encourage a
visitor to spend and extra
day or two in the area, hav-
ing a positive impact on the
local economy.
When hundreds of youths
participate in a tournament
at the ,Southside Sports
Complex they often have
free time between games or
during rain delays. But the
youths' parents and chaper-
ones don't know what busi-
nesses in town exist that
would appeal to youths,
such as bowling alleys,
movie theaters or video
arcades.

TACTICS continued on 3A


I-10 ramp
to 1-75 will

be closed
tonight

From staff reports
The Interstate 10 west-
bound ramp to Interstate 75
northbound is scheduled to
be closed tonight at 9 p.m.
and reopen by Friday morn-
ing at 6 a.m. to allow the
ramp to be repaved.
Motorists wanting to
head north on 1-75 from 1-10
westbound will be detoured
to County Road 137 (Exit
292), re-enter 1-10 headed
east and then exit onto 1-75
northbound (Exit 296B).
The detour will add about
RAMP continued on 3A


Ready for a reenactment


JASON MATTHEW WALKERILake City Reporter
Pat McAlhany (left), the treasurer/docent at the Lake City-Columbia County Historical Museum, measures Fort White student Latoddra Mason, 15; during
a costume fitting Wednesday at the school. Mason will portray Aunt Aggie along with about 50 other Fort White students who will.re-enact during the Tent
Event at Wilson Park on Feb. 17 and 18 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.




Champion award up for grabs at ball


By LAURA HAMPSON
Ihampson@lakecityreporter.comrn
The toothy grin of Pat
the Alligator will soon be a
point of pride for a Columbia
County business.
The alligator head will be
auctioned as the Lake City/
Columbia County Chamber
of Commerce's new trav-
eling trophy. Bidding will
take place Saturday night
during the Chamber Ball
at the Columbia County
Fairgrounds,
Each year the gator head'
will be auctioned off and
displayed for a year at the
winning business.
The chamber hopes to
start a new tradition where
businesses can buy the title
of "Chamber Champion"
and in turn show their sup-
port for the chamber.
'This is an exciting ini-
tiative to have the travel-
ing 'Chamber Champion'
award up for bids during a
live auction at the Ball," said
2012 Chamber President
Todd Wilson. 'This was the
concept of two of our new-
est board members, Steve
Briscoe and Mike Williams,
and I salute these guys on
a great idea. This is some-
thing our winning bidder
can display with pride for a
year, get great recognition


for it and show support for
the Chamber and our com-
munity."
"Pat's" name is derived
from the Lake City's early
days as Alligator Town. The
Seminole village of Alligator
Town, Halpata Tolophka
in Seminole, was led by
Halpatter Tustenuggee,
called Chief Alligator,
according to "A History
of Columbia County" by
Edward Keuchel. White set-
tiers established their own
town of Alligator, which
became Lake City in 1859.
"Pat" is short for Halpata,
a show of respect for Lake
City's rich historical past.
There are several spell-
ing versions of Halpata or
Alpata and others, so the
name "Pat" was picked for
consistency.
"One thing in common
from the early days to pres-
ent is the sustainability and
community involvement
that has grown the city
and will help it continue
to grow," said Williams,
public affairs manager for
PCS Phosphate in White
Springs.
The hardy people who
settled and developed this
area worked together for
a common goal with per-
severance and dedication,
he said.


JA.UN IAI M I cW WIALFI:K/LaKB 4ICy iReporter
The "Chamber Champion" trophy/auction prize was unveiled Wednesday at the Lake City/
Columbia County Chamber of Commerce building. The gator head symbolizes Lake City's
former name of Alligator Town. The traveling trophy will be auctioned Saturday during the
Chamber Ball. Pictured are Mike Williams (from left), Lake City/Columbia County Chamber
of Commerce Executive Director Dennille Decker; Chamber president Todd Wilson, Sandy
Kishton and Steve Briscoe.


The gator head is encased
in glass with a wood base.
Each year the name of the
winning business will be
added to a plaque on the
base.
'This piece will be
noticeable in any office or


any retail establishment,"
said Briscoe, owner of The
Money Man and 1st Street
Music & Sound Co.
The gator was caught
on PCS property in White
Springs and was likely
seven feet long, Williams


said.
PCS donated the gator
head and case to the cham-
ber, said Dennille Decker,
chamber director.
"Anytime you can be part
of a new tradition it's fun
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Zombie-film star returns to Sundance


PARK CITY, Utah


Nine years later, Cillian
Murphy is .back at the
Sundance Film Festival,'
where he got such
great exposure that
people finally learned to pronounce
his name.
The Irish actor whose first
name begins with a hard K sound
was a breakout star at Sundance
in 2003 with the horror hit "28 Days
Later."
The film about a London man who
wakes from a coma to find the land
overrun by a plague that has turned
people into raging zombies already
was a hit in Great Britain when it
played at the festival.
The rousing reception at
Sundance built U.S. buzz for the
film and for Murphy, who went on
to appear in Christopher Nolan's
"Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight"
and "Inception" and returned to this
year's festival with the thriller "Red
Lights."
"When it was well-received here,
that had a big impact on its release in
the States," said Murphywho had a
handful of credits behind him when
director Danny Boyle ("Trainspotting,"
"Slumdog Millionaire") cast him in the
lead of "28 Days Later." -
Along with roles in Nolan's block-
busters, Murphy went on to star in
Boyle's science-fiction tale "Sunshine,"
Neil Jordan's transgender story ,
"Breakfast on Pluto," Wes Craven's
airline thriller "Red Eye" and Ken
Loach's Irish historical drama "The
Wind that Shakes the Barley;" which
earned the top prize at the 2006
Cannes Film Festival.
In writer-director Rodrigo Cortes'
"Red Lights," Murphy and Sigourney
Weaver play researchers who debunk
phony claims of the paranormal, while
Robert De Niro co-stars as a superstar
psychic.


ASSOCIATED PRESS
Actor Cillian Murphy, left, actress Sigourney Weaver, center, and writer Rodrigo
Cortes, from the film "Red Lights," pose for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance
Film Festival on Saturday in Park City, Utah.


Actor Armie Hammer nabbed
in Texas for marijuana
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas -
Authorities say Hollywood actor Armie
Hammer was arrested at a border
patrol checkpoint in West Texas after
a drug sniffing dog discovered mari-
juana in his car.
The 25-year-old, who starred with
Leonardo DiCaprio in "J. Edgar," spent
about a day in jail before paying a
$1,000 bond.
Arrest records show he had 0.02
ounces of marijuana, three medicinal
marijuana cookies and one brownie
when arrested Nov. 30 in Sierra
Blanca, a few miles from the Mexican.
border.
El Paso's district attorney declined
to prosecute because a felony requires,


more than 4 ounces of actual mari-
juana. The county attorney could pur-
sue lesser charges since the case is
going back to the local sheriff, but
Hammer's lawyer Kent Schaffer says
no charges have been presented.

Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus,
wife expect 2nd child
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Rascal Flatts.
bassist Jay DeMarcus and his wife
Allison are expecting their second child.
Jay DeMarcus calls the pregnancy
"a huge surprise" in a Wednesday news
release. The baby is due this sum-
mer and the couple is unsure whether
daughter Madeline Leigh, born in
December 2010, will have a little brother
or sister.


Celebrity Birthdays


Sportscaster-actor
Bob Uecker is 77.
Singer Jean Knight is 69.
Actor David Strathairn
is 63.
Rock singer-musician
Eddie Van Halen is 57.
Actress-comedian-
talk show host Ellen
DeGeneres is 54.
Hockey Hall-of-Famer
Wayne Gretzky is 51.


Musician Andrew
Ridgeley is 49.
Actor Paul Johansson
is 48.
Actress Jennifer
Crystal is 39.
Rock musician Chris
Hesse (Hoobastank) is 38.
Actor Gilles Marini
is 36.
NBA player Vnce
Carter is 35.


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U.S. education chief
visiting Florida
TALLAHASSEE U.S.
Education Commissioner
Arne Duncan is visiting
Florida to talk about job
creation and making college.
more affordable.
Duncan was set to talk
with students and civic lead-
ers at a town-hall style event
Wednesday at Tallahassee
Community College. He
plans to focus on efforts
to increase job creation by
strengthening postsecond-
ary career and technical
education.
Duncan is to visit South
Florida on Thursday. Hell
talk to students, parents and
local officials at Pembroke
Pines Charter High School
about the Obama adminis-
tration's efforts to increase
college affordability.
Duncan also plans to call
upon colleges and universi-
ties to do their part in con-
taining costs.
Florida universities have
raised tuition in recent years
to help mitigate sharp cuts
in state funding, but ifs still
one of the lowest rates in
the nation.

Prison privatization
plan goes to Senate
TALLAHASSEE- The
Senate budget committee
has approved its chamber's
version of a South Florida
prison privatization plan that
now is breaking allegiance
on both sides of the aisle.
The committee voted 14-4
on the bill (CS/SB 2038).
The four senators against
the measure are Republican
Mike Fasano of New Port
Richey and Democrats Bill
Montford of Tallahassee,
Nan Rich of Weston and
Eleanor Sobel of Hollywood.
Democrats Gary Siplin
of Orlando and Gwen
Margolis of Miami joined
the Republican majority vot-
ing for the bill.
Plan proponents say it
guarantees savings that can
be put toward education


A group of Laser series boats including Mexico's Ricardo
Montemayor, left, race in the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta
on Biscayne Bay in Miami on Wednesday. More than 500
sailors from 44 countries are competing in the stepping stone,
to the Olympic games.


and public health. Estimates
show that figure at $22-45
million a year.
Correctional workers
still oppose the idea. They
say the plan will put state
employees out of work and
reduce public and inmate
safety.

1 arrested in slaying
of 3 in South Florida

LAUDERDALE LAKES
- A South Florida judge
says a Facebook comment by
one victim in a triple slaying
shortly before she died led to
the arrest of a suspect
Lineten Belizaire was
arrested over the weekend
and made his first court
appearance Tuesday on
three counts of first-degree
murder.
Two women and an
infant were found shot
to death Jan. 15 in a
Lauderdale Lakes apart-
ment Authorities say an
11-month-old boy was found
unharmed in the arms of
one of the women.
The Sun Sentinel reports
that Broward County Judge
John Hurley told Belizaire
that one of the women
posted on Facebook that
Belizaire was at the apart-
mnent door moments before
authorities say the women
were shot


Students hit by car as
they board school bus
ORLANDO -
Authorities say a car hit
two students as they were
boarding a school bus in
the Orlando area.
Orange County Fire
Rescue Batallion Chief
Scott Siegler says both
children were taken to
Orlando Regional Medical
Condition Wednesday
morning. One child was in
serious condition and the
other was in stable condi-
tion when they left for the
hospital.

Man arrested after
hitting deputy with car
DUNEDIN -The Pasco
County Sheriffs office says
a 24-year-old man hit a dep-
uty with his car after he was
pulled over for erratic driving.
Authorities say Dana
Charles Lauber almost hit
a second deputy Tuesday
before he crashed his car
along U.S. 19 in Dunedin.
The Tampa Bay Times
reports the deputy was not
seriously injured.
According to reports,
Lauber was pulled over about
1:15 a.m. While the deputy
was attempting to remove
the keys from the ignition,
Lauber hit him with the car.


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AWARD:

Chamber

Champion

honor up

for grabs

Cont'd From Page 1A

and exciting," Decker said.
The gator head is inter-
esting and will certainly
draw a crowd wherever
it is placed, she said. "I
think and hope there will
be some high bidding on
this auction item."



RAMP: 1-10

to 1-75 ramp

closes

Cont'd From Page 1A

eight miles to their trip.
The FDOT is resurfacing
.1-10 from US 441 (Exit 303)
to the Suwannee County
line (west of 1-75) which
includes repaving the ramps
at all interchanges including
the 1-75 interchange.


Gingrich riding momentum in Florida


By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE -
Former House Speaker
Newt Gingrich heads
into Florida's presidential
preference primary next
Tuesday with momen-
tum from his victory in
South Carolina, a new poll
shows.
Gingrich has erased a
12-point deficitwith Florida
voters over the past two
weeks and is now about
even with Mitt Romney.
The former Massachusetts
governor was favored by
36 percent of likely Florida
Republican voters to 34
percent for Gingrich.
AJan. 9pollby Quinnipiac
(Conn.) University showed
Romney favored 36-24
over Gingrich.
"Gingrich's South
Carolina victory clearly
gives him a boost," said
Peter Brown, assistant poll-
ing director for Quinnipiac,
noting that former U.S.
Sen. Rick Santorum of
Pennsylvania failed to hold
onto momentum after a
razor-thinn in Iowa and
Romney was unable to fol-


low up his impressive New
Hampshire win in South
Carolina.
Quinnipiac's random
telephone survey of 601
Republicans taken Jan.
19-23 has a margin of
error of plus or minus 4
percentage points which
has the two GOP front-
runners within the mar-
gin of error. Santorum
was third in the latest
Florida survey with 13
percent and U.S. Rep.
Ron Paul had 10 per-
cent in results released
Wednesday. The poll was
taken before Monday
night's debate between
the candidates.
Gingrich held double-
digit leads over Romney
among white evangelical
Christians and tea party
supporters and a slight
edge over Romney among
male voters. Romney,
meanwhile, was widely
seen, 47 percent to 30
percent, as best suited to
fix the economy and had
a double-digit advantage
for trustworthiness.
Republican voters saw
all but Paul favorably
and Santorum trumped


ASSOCIATED PRESS
Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during an
event at a Holiday Inn, Wednesday in Cocoa.


Gingrich in that category.
Forty percent of the GOP
voters regarded Paul
unfavorably compared
to 36 percent who rated
him approvingly. He is.
the only remaining GOP
hopeful who has not won


one of the early primary
contests. '
In a bit of a quirk in the
new poll, only 7 percent
said they were still unde-
cided but 38 percent said
they might change their
mind.


U.S. Sen. John McCain
of Arizona won Florida's
GOP presidential primary
on the way to his party's
nomination in 2008 when
Romney finished second
with, 31 percent of the
vote.


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"We need to get other activities
for kids in sporting events," said
Alison Gravely, a Hampton Inn &
Suites representative on the coun-
cil. "If it's raining, we've got to.find
more for kids to do."
And, women accompanying
their children to tournaments
might get a manicure or pedicure
between games if they know the
locations of those businesses.
Those are just some improve-
ments tourism officials plan this
year with the help of business
owners.
Campbell said many people
locally are unaware of the impact
tourism has in Columbia County
and surrounding areas.
"You guys are economic devel-
opment," he said. "You guys are
creating jobs and spending on


construction. You represent every
significant economic impact to
this community."
Paulette Lord, the tourism
council's marketing director,
said the council promotes tour-
ism by attending trade shows as
far as Atlanta. The council plans
to attend 20 trade shows this
year, she said.
Tourism officials plan a big-
ger presence on the Internet
and on social networking sites,
Lord said.
One new marketing plan at
trade shows is to provide enve-
lopes containing coupons with
incentives for visitors. Business
owners were told they can select
individual shows or offer. cou-
pons at every show tourism offi-
cials attend.


Lord said coupons are a good
way to quantify whether trade
shows are an effective way to
market tourism or if there is a
better way for staff to spend time
promoting the area. She rec-
ommended having an expiration
date on the coupons as a way
to determine their effectiveness
faster.
"You may pick and choose the
shows," she said. 'The intent is
to quantify the impact. We'll get
a good picture who are custom-
ers are."
While Atlanta is the main tar-
get area to promote tourism in
the tri-county area of Columbia,
Hamilton and Suwannee coun-
ties, they are also promoting the
area closer to home. Residents in
The Villages, a retirement com-


munity about 100 miles south
of Lake City, are offered pack-
ages that include transportation
and lodging for special events
such as the upcoming Olustee
Festival.
Business owners were urged
to be more accommodating to
visitors who stay at local motels
during music festivals at The
Spirit of the Suwannee. They
often offer packages that include
transportation to and from the
music venue. But many guests
have complained because trans-
portation didn't arrive until after
the music starts and left before
the music ends. ,
Lord said many motel managers
have agreed to be more flexible
when they provide tran'spotfaton
to events. There are also plans to


meet with concert promoters to
better market area businesses.
"We are trying to expand,"
Lord said. '"We learn everyday.
There are lots of opportunities
out there."
Rod Butler, manager of the
Holiday Inn, also said more adver-
tising needs to be done on north-
bound Interstate 75.
"There is no northbound pres-
ence," he said. "They're going 'by
Lake City without stopping."
He agreed more can be done
to urge visitors to support other
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don't know what's here and they
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OPINION


Thursday, january 26, 20I2


ONEm r


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OPINION


Obama's


America:


A tired


old mare

In his State of the Union
speech, President Obama
tried to make the case
that he has been one of
the most successful chief
executives in American his-
tory when it comes to foreign
affairs. "Anyone who tells you
that America is in decline or
that our influence has waned,"
he said, "doesn't know what
they're talking about." But it
takes more than being briefed
on the Osama bin Laden take-
down to make a great leader.
The vast gulf between Mr.
Obama's promises and his
results argues against him.
The Obama foreign-policy
team came to town with visions
of creating a new and more per-
fect world. It envisaged a break
with the policies of the George
W. Bush administration, a
resurrection of U.S. prestige
and a new age of global coop-
eration and peace. Mr. Obama
hoped his pledges to close the
terrorist detainee facility at
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; extend
full constitutional protection
to foreign terrorists; and end
the Bush-era enhanced-inter-
rogation techniques which he
called torture would signal
this clean break and immedi-
ately establish his credibility.
Amid this almost hysteri-
cal sense of optimism, he was
handed a Nobel Peace Prize.
Unearned awards aside, the
president failed to fulfill the
first two of his promises, and
his stand against torture only
served to justify and affirm the
charges leveled by America's
critics, which have continued.
"America remains the one
indispensable nation in world
affairs," Mr. Obama claimed.
Yet his three years in office
have rendered the United
States weak, uncertain and
timid. Bin Laden famously
said, "When people see a
strong horse and a weak horse,
by nature they will like the
strong horse." What a tired
old mare the United States has
become under Mr. Obama.

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Research for dummies


my students
some impor-
W W tant questions
S wT to answer by
developing their own basic
research plans, they came up
with some impressive ideas.
Working in groups of four or
five in our Psychology class at
Florida Gateway College, they
tackled questions like, "Why
do teenagers like to hang out
in malls?" "Why do people
fall in love?" "What's the best
way to quit smoking?" "Do
pets improve the well-being of
senior ,citizens?"
In their study on pets and
senior citizens' happiness, that
group chose a simple experi-
mental design. Using patients
in a residential assisted living
facility, they developed a ques-
tionnaire in which subjects
rated themselves on a "hap-
piness" or "well-being" scale.
They arranged with the facility
to bring in dogs and cats to visit
the patients once a week for six
weeks. They planned to use
the "happiness" scale after the
study to measure results. This
study may be actually carried
out, at a later date. For now,
you can just imagine wagging
tails and purring cats.
I think that the students
not only learned how to use
research to answer questions,
but they had an opportu-
nity to improve the quality and


Robert Denny
Bob.Denny8@gmoil.com

enjoyment of patients' lives.
Students may even help make
the world a little better because
of their efforts.
So, what is research? It's a
way of using your own curiosity
to systematically find answers
to your questions. The ques-
tions research can help with
are infinite: How to grow a
successful garden, how to get
the best deal on what we buy,
select political candidates, learn
rhore about hobbies; just about
any question that you can imag-
ine.
Is doing research difficult?
Not really. Just have a basic
question you want answered.
Everyone knows about the
dictionary or encyclopedia, and
magazines to read about your
subject. How about visiting
your library, a great one-stop
resource? Ask your reference
librarian to show you some
basic research tools. Libraries
usually have computers that
you can use for free, and the
librarian can show you how to
use it. On the Web, you can


use a "search engine"-Google,
Wikipedia, or other, to get
more information than you'd
ever need to know. To make
your results even better, ask
about professional journals.
Why would you want to know
how to do research? In today's
world, we're bombarded with
so much information every day,
from the news, television, and
magazines, that it's difficult to
know what is real and what is
just junk. If you know:a little
bit about research, you can bet-
ter sort through the junk and
select more reliable sources.
Research can be a valuable'
tool. Most of us are not scien-
tists. But it helps all of us to
have a little knowledge about
research, so that we can make
better decisions, and make
fewer costly or dangerous mis-
takes. That knowledge helps
us to be informed citizens,
who can better run the rich-
est, freest, and longest lasting
democracy on Earth. Isn't this
valuable in this important vot-
ing year? Use research, along
* with all of your other strengths
and personal qualities, to be the
best you can be.

Bob Denny has counseled
troubled youth and families in
Florida for 15 years, and teaches
psychology at Florida Gateway
College. Your comments and
ideas are appreciated at Bob.
Denny@gmail.com.


Netherworld: U.S. is as bad as ever


At the same time as
President Barack
Obama's State of
the Union address
to Congress
Tuesday night, a less publicized
speech no less significant
- was being delivered before a
joint session of Hades.
The hell you say? The Prince
of Darkness does indeed give his
State of Disunion speech on the
same date. (He would do it ear-
lier, but he's busy in December
trying to spoil Christmas.)
Unfortunately, some of you may
believe that Mr. Obama's appear-
ance and that of Beelzebub
are one and the same. For that
grubby partisan thought, you will
one day have a front-row seat to
see the sulfurous spectacle for
yourself, unless you repent and
turn off talk radio.
It has been seven years a
span of time wrapped in biblical
significance since I last reported
about the infernal State of
Disunion Speech. Because I have
friends in low places, I was able at
that time to secure an exclusive
report
But like Joseph's dream, the
past seven years have been lean
- although this is America, so
they have also been fat and my
sources appear to have disap-
peared into the fiery pit Don't
you hate it when that happens? Of
course, it is diabolically hard to


Reg Henry
rhenry@post-gazette.com


report the news from the under-
world. Its inmates can't tweet
or send text messages, except
when they are driving. For more
substantial messages, they must
use Fed-Hex or UPS (United
Perdition Service).
By whatever means, the follow-
ing report was delivered to me
by a pitchfork-bearing messenger
(not Newt Gingrich, although he
does carry a pitchfork to ward off
media types asking embarrassing
questions).
Beelzebub takes the podium.
'Thank you, fiends, thank you.
Everywhere you look, our disrep-
utable cause is prospering, and no
more so than in the United States,
where they the people have long
bedeviled us by believing in
American exceptionalism in mat-
ters of faith and freedom.
"While I could tell a lie for poor
form's sake, I'll confess that the
universal health care program
pushed by the current president
has been worrisome. Some say
the road to hell is paved with


good intentions, but in my experi-
ence bad intentions always do a
better job.
"The idea that his medical
insurance plan might cause fami-
lies to avoid bankruptcy brought
an acid tear of regret to this old
jaundiced eye and just when we
are enjoying all the pain and suf-
fering from the terrible economy.
"But the many attorneys who
now enjoy our hospitality down
here assure me that later this
year we can depend on certain
members of their Supreme Court
to reject the law by reading the
Constitution rigidly, so as to
avoid any intelligence, common
sense or humanity, let alone any
remnant spirit of those wretched
Gospels.
"And, no, we are not turning
down the boiling water in their
pots in exchange for the legal
advice. If we went down that path,
they'd soon be back to charging
by the hour."
(Resounding cheers) "There's
lots of bad news we can look for-
ward to, and I will close now on
that cheerful note because I know
you are busy torturing souls.
"Remember, sometimes the
darkest night is just the dawn of a
darker day."
(Wild applause from cloven
hooves.)

* Reg Henry is a columnist for
the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


ANOT
VIE


4A


HER
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Rand Paul

declines

intimate

pat-down

The Transportation
Security
Administration
denied Rand Paul,
a U.S. senator from
Kentucky and the son of GOP
presidential candidate Rep. Ron
Paul, permission to board a
flight from Nashville, Tenn.,
to Washington after his knee
set off a scanner.
Paul offered to go through
the scanner again, but TSA
screeners insisted on a full-
body pat-down, "pat-down"
being a euphemism for a
thorough groping. Paul was
escorted to a cubicle where
he said he was "detained."
Meanwhile, he missed his
flight.
The TSA denies he was
"detained," but anyone
who's been taken to one of
those cubicles knows the
authorities subtly convey
that the consequences of
leaving before they're ready
to let you could be pretty
grave. Indeed. Paul was
escorted from the cubicle
by police who, you would
think, wouldn't be needed
if he truly was not being
detained.
Paul was able to book a
later flight and apparently
passed through security
without incident, but only
after being needlessly incon-
venienced.
To which we say: Good.
A very real worry when
the TSA first undertook
intrusive screening was
that VIPs would get special
treatment, being whisked
through express lines wear-
ing their belts and shoes
and without the hassle of
being randomly pulled aside
for "special screening."
Remember the infamous
"No-Fly List"? Those with
names on the list were for-
bidden from boarding com-
mercial airliners.
The list seemed to have
been randomly compiled.
And those trying to find out
why their name was on it --
and, more importantly, how
to get it off -- found them-
selves in an impenetrable
bureaucratic maze.
The agency seemed
blithely indifferent to the
frustration and inconve-
nience this incompetently
assembled list caused.
The late Massachusetts
Sen. Ted Kennedy was on
it, and he was stopped and
delayed every time he tried
to fly to and from Boston.
It took Kennedy three
weeks of direct appeals to
then-Homeland Security
Secretary Tom Ridge to get
off the list.
Catherine Stevens, wife
of the late Alaska Sen. Ted
Stevens, was frequently
delayed because of confusion
with activist singer Yusuf
Islam, whose name hasn't
been Cat Stevens for years.
Civil-rights hero Rep.
John Lewis was on the list.
So, for a while, was Nelson
Mandela.
The point being that as
long as VIPs -- and espe-
cially members of Congress
get the same overbearing,
needlessly intrusive and,
from a security standpoint,
probably worthless treat-
ment, there 's hope for
improvement.
Once the Rand Pauls are
free from the hassles vis-
ited on the rest of us, we,
the common people, are left
defenseless against TSA's
assorted indignities and
intrusions.


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LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012 5A





COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Today, Jan. 26

Blood drive
LifeSouth Community
Blood Centers will have a
blood drive Jan. 26 from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Florida
Gateway College. All
donors receive a T-shirt or
boxer shorts.
Grief support
Hospice of the Nature
Coast will hold a Grief
Support Group at the
Wings Center, 905 SW
Main Blvd, Suite 105, Lake
City on Thursday, Jan.
26. at 4 p.m. This group
support group examines
the array of emotions
experienced with grief. For
more information call 755-
7714.

Landlords' meeting
There will be a lanlords'
meeting Thursday, Jan.
26 at 6 p.m. in the Shands
LakeShore Medical Center


conference room. Florida
Gateway College profes-
sor Sherri Carder will
speak about applications
and agreements. All rental
agents and owners are
invited. For information call
755-0110.

Jan. 28

Blood donations
The LifeSouth bloodmo-
bile will be at Big Lots from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All donors
receive free boxer shorts
and a chance to win and
iPad2,
Sock hop benefit
American Legion Post
57 presents the Brenda
McDiarimid Memorial
Sock Hop Jan. 28 at 8 p.m.
There will be a cake auc-
tion and the Joey Rand
Band will play. Admission
for members and guests
* is $5 to benefit Girls State.
Call 755-0926 for informa-
tion.


Illusionist Jason Bishop
Illusionist Jason Bishop
will perform as part of
Florida Gateway College's
FGC Entertainment series
on Jan. 28. Bishop, the 2006
APCA Performing Artist
of the Year, will amaze you
with his stunning and origi-
nal state-of-the-art magic,
including his breathtaking
Double Levitation trick. For
more information or for
tickets, call (386) 754-4340
or visit www.fgcentertain-
ment.com.
Women's retreat
New Dayspring Baptist
Church, 709 NW Long
Street, Shepherd's Care
Ministry will be hosting a
Women's Retreat on Jan.
28th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration and breakfast
beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Inspirational topics will be
presented along with lunch.
Tickets are available or you
may pay at the door for a
donation of $10. For more


information please contact
Sis. Linda Timmons at 386-
438-7974.

Jan. 29


Friends of the Library
Author Program
Sunday, January 29, 2012
at 2:00 pni at the Main
Library: Phyllis Smallman,
author of Margarita Nights
and Champagne for
Buzzards. Phyllis Smallman
is a Canadian who has spent
a lot of time in Florida, the
setting for her award-win-
ning mystery series featur-
ing sassy bartender, Sherri
Travis. A former potter with
a lifelong love of myster-
ies, Phyllis divides her time
between her native Ontario
and Sarasota. She will join
us live via Skype for this
program.
Blood drive
LifeSouth Community
Blood Centers will have a
blood drive Jan. 29 from


11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Winn
Dixie. All donors receive a
T-shirt or boxer shorts.

Jan. 30

Blood drive
LifeSouth Community
Blood Centers will have
a blood drive Jan. 30
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at
Florida Gateway College.
All donors receive $25 off
selected prom dresses and
a T-shirt or boxer shorts.
Wildlife class
The Columbia County
Extension office, 164 SW
Mary Ethal Lane, will host
Creating Backyard Wildlife
Habitat on Jan. 30 from 1 to
4 p.m. Learn how to create
backyard wildlife habitat
for a variety of wildlife, in
particular birds, bats, and
butterflies.

Feb. 1

Black History Month
Opening Ceremony


Black History Month
Opening Ceremony, 6 pm,
Richardson Comm. Center.
Blue/Grey meeting
The Blue Grey Army is
meeting 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1
at the Central Building to
plan for Olustee 2012. The
building is located at 409
SW St. Johns St. across
from Aquatics Center.

Feb. 2

Lake City Masons
We are pleased to
inform you that the 1st
Stated Communication
in February will be Lake
City Masonic Lodge #27's
Americanism program on
Thursday, Feb. 2. Our spe-
cial guests that night will
be recording artist group
The Mercy Mountain
Boys, who will be perform-
ing their song Soldier's
Letter. We are also pleased
to welcome the American
CALENDAR continued on 6A


OBITUARIES


Annie Beulah (Rowe)
Anderson
Annie Beulah (Rowe) Anderson,
age 68 resident of Lake City, Fl.
passed away Sunday, January
22, 2012 at
ter -residence "
following an
-xtended ill-
ness. Annie
was born Janu-
iry 26, 1943 to
l.W. Rowe and
Annie Mae *
Covington, both parents died at
an early age and she was raised
by James and Willie Ann Rowe
and Rosa Bell Williams. Preced-
ing Ms. Anderson in death are
fames and Willie Ann' Rowe,
and Rosa Bell Williams, Grand-
son Kamerick and Brothers-in-
law, Samuel Lewis and Willie
,Billy) Clark. She was a retired
employee for the Lake City Vet-
erans Hospital who extended her
services to those in the commu-
nity. She leaves to cherish, two
Children, Phylis (George) Foster
and Pamela Mitchell both of
Lake City, Fl. Two sisters, Al-
berta Lewis of Miami, Fl., Jew-
all Clark of Lake City, Fl.; one
brother, James (Doris) Rowe of
Lawtey, Fl.; Eight Grandkids,
Romond Bell Senior of Orlando,
Fl., Kayatta Williams of Talla-
hassee, Fl., Tyelisha Williams of
Lake City, Fl. Naketia .(Ronald)
Office of Moultrie, Ga., Lewis,
Davis of North Carolina (US
Marines), Keteurah Davis of
rallahassee, Fl. and Guy-anna
McCaskill of Lake City, Fl. Two
devoted friends and caretakers,
Eddie Ruth Jones and Ida Shep-
pard; twelve great-grands and a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins
and sorrowing friends. Family
visitation will be held at Cooper
Funeral Home Friday, January
27, 2012 at 8pm. A Memorial for.
\Ms. Anderson will be held at the
Kingdom Hall, Saturday, January
28, 2012 at 11am. Please seetthe
family regarding refreshments
following the memorial service.
Arrangement entrusted to
COOPER FUNERAL
HOME 251 NE Washington
Street, Lake City, Fl. 32055

James 0. Hickey
fames 0. Hickey, 73, passed
away Wednesday, January 18,
2012, at the Lake City Veteran's
Hospital, Hospice Center after a
lengthy illness. .
He was born
fuly 29, 1938 to
Virgil and Mat-
tie Lee Hickey.
He was a devoted husband and
Father. He served 3 years in the
United States Army and 3 years
in the United States Air Force,
where he was a medic. James
was a Truck Driver for 38 years.
He leaves behind his wife of 35
years Margie Hickey of Lake
City, Fl. Four sons William Stan-
ley Hickey of Knoxville, Tn. and
Daryl Wilson of Knoxville, Tn.;
Ryan Lee O'Neal Hickey of Lake
City, Fl., SPC Sean Kaelan Beck-
ley of Starke, Fl.; two daughters,
Deborah Peterson of Rincon,
Ga., and Cynthia Chamblee of
Roberta, Ga. Two sisters, Nancy
Bailey of Thomasville, Ga and
MVargie Hendly of Cairo, Ga.;
six grandchildren and one great
grandchild. Numerous nieces,
nephews and many friends.
Memorial services will be held
january 28, 2012 at the Lake
City Veterans Hospital Chapel.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones, age 59 resident
af Lake City, Fl., departed this
life on January 20, 2012, at Lake
City Medical Center. Andrew
was a kind and loving person
:o many. He was born in Lake
City, Fl., a graduate of Richard-
son High School, Class of 1970
and attended Lake City Com-
munity College. Andrew served


12 years in the
United States
Air Force. He
retired from
the Depart-
ment of Vet-
erans ARffairs,
with 24 years
of service. He -
was preceded .
in death by his
father, Rufus
Jones, Sr.; Moth-
er, Lollie Bell Jones; two broth-
ers, Rufus Jones Jr., and Ruben
Jones; two sisters, Eva Marie
Jones and Vera Readith Jones. He
will forever remain in the hearts
of his beloved wife Pearl Jones
of Lake City, Fl.; daughter Marie
Jones-Stewart, Makaylah Stew-
art, Kyren Stewart, Jayvan Walk-
er; Step-mother, Juanita Jones;
three brothers, Odell Jones (Bar-
bara) of Lake City, Fl., Randolph
Jones (Barbara) of Killen, Tx.,
Roy Weaver of Syracuse, N.Y.;
three sisters,,Lula Fead (J.C.) of
Greenville, Fl., Cora Boulware
(Willie) of Warner Robbins,
Ga., Corrine Ross of Columbus,
Oh., one aunt Flossie Hall of
Homerville, Ga. Special friends,
Sam Beasley, John Mayo and
Lake City VA Dietary Service.
Funeral services for Andrew
.Jones will be 11:00a.m. Satur-
day, January 28, 2012 at Mt.
Pisgah A.M.E. Church, Rev. Joy
L. Gallmon, Pastor; Rev. Bobble
Ruise, Eulogy. Interment will fol-
low in the Garden of Rest Cem-
etery. The family will receive
friends on Friday, January 27,
2012 at Cooper Funeral Home
from 7:00pm until 8:00pm.
Arrangements entrusted
to: COOPER FUNERAL
HOME, 251 NE Washington
Street, Lake City, F1. 32055

Michael K. Joyner
Mr. Michael K. Joyner, 56, a life-
long resident of Lake City, died
Saturday morning, January 21,
2012 of injuries sustained in an
automobile accident. Mr. Joyner
was educated in the Columbia
County School system and was a
member of the 1973 graduating
class of Columbia High School..
He was currently employed ,with
Champion Home Builders (former-
ly Homes of Merit) where he had
worked for the past twelve years.
He was previously employed with
the Florida Department of Trans-
portation for many years. Mike
was also a certified official and en-
joyed officiating at all of the high
school sporting events, his favor-
ite of which was basketball. In
his spare time he enjoyed fishing,
golfing, and basketball and he was
an avid Gator football fan. He was
a member of the North Florida An-
glers Bass Club and the Lake City
Church of God. Mike was preced-
ed in death by his father, Law-
rence Kenneth Joyner and by
his step-father, William Harriss.
He is survived by his children,
Caleb Joyner, Cassie Joyner and
Emily Joyner all of Lake City;
his mother, Jean Hall Harriss of
Lake City; his sister, Michele
Crummitt (Richard) of O'Brien;
Florida; close friend and former
spouse, Tiena Joyner of Lake
City; a special friend, Donna
Tucker of Branford, Florida; and
Emily's mother, Sheri McLeod.
Numerous other family mem-
bers and friends also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Joyner
will be conducted at 3:00 P.M.
Friday, January 27, 2012 in
the Chapel of the Dees-Par-
rish Family Funeral Home with
Rev. Lonnie Johns officiating.
Interment will follow in Forest
Lawn Memorial Gardens. The
family will receive friends in
the Chapel of the funeral home
from 5-7:00 Thursday evening.
Arrangements are under the di-
rection of the DEES-PARRISH
FAMILY FUNERAL HOME,
458 S. MarionAve., Lake City, FL
32025 (386)752-1234 please sign
our on-line family guestbook at
parrishfamilyfuneralhome. comr


Diane Marie Pettit
Diane Marie Pettit, 65, passed
away January 22, 2012. She re-
mains a loving wife, mother and
grandmotherinallourhearts.Mrs.
Pettit is greatly missed and loved.
Diane is survived by her Joving
Husband of 35 years; Willard
Pettit, two daughters, Lori Grav-
elle (Erik), Wendy Barnes (Dion),
five grandchildren, Katie Wade,
Alex Gravelle, Mollie Gravelle,
Jenifer and Jessika Barnes, also
her faithful Companions and
her good friend Tina Crawford.
A memorial service will be
Thursday, January 26, 2012;
1:00 p.m. at Vineyard Church,
1832 SW Tomoka Terrace
Lake /City, Florida .32025.
The family, asks donations to
be made in Mrs. Pettit's honor
to the Lake City Humane So-
ciety, 1392 NW Shelter Glenn
Lake City, Florida 32055.
Services entrusted to ICS
CREMATION &
FUNERAL HOME Lake
City, Florida (386)752-3436.

Robert Chester Richardson
Mr. Robert Chester Richardson,
longtime resident of Lake City,
Florida, passed January 22, 2012
in Columbus, Georgia. Mr.
Richardson,
95, was born
November
26, 1916 in
Wakulla, Flor-
ida to Mosely B '
and Dellia
Richardson.
Both preceded
him in death. He was united in
Holy Matrimony to Mrs. Mary
Richardson, who preceded him
in death. He was later married
to Mrs. Katie M. Bradley. Mrs.
Bradley-Richardson also pre-
cedes him in death. Mr. Rich-
ardson was employed by Waste
Management, working several
years until retirement. Having
accepted Christ early in life,
he was associated with vari-
ous churches. He later united
with and became a member of
New Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church, Lake City, FL. Others
preceding him in death: son, Rob-
ert Chester Richardson, Jr.; step-
son, Noah Bradley; stepdaugh-
ter, Emma Bradley-Jernigan.
Left to cherish memories: one
son, Reginald Richardson (Caro-
lyn); two daughters, Elizabeth
Gant, Chris Tillman (Darnell);
stepchildren, Rosa Bradley, Si-
mon Bradley (Claretha), Robert
Bradley (Phyllis), Eddie Brad-
ley (Ada), Rudolph Bradley,
Helen B. Lee (Carl), Freder-
ick Bradley (Ellen), Helen B.
Fluellen (Thomas), Diane B.
Cook (Curtis); sister, Josephine
Perry; brother-in-law, Herman
Huland (Jackie); 14 grandchil-
dren; 8 great-grandchildren;
hosts of step-grands and great-
grandchildren, nieces, neph-
ews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Rich-
ardson will be 11:00 A.M.
Saturday, January 28, 2012 at
New Bethel Missionary Bap-
tist Church. 551 NE Martin
Luther King Street. Lake City,
Florida. Alvin J. Baker, Pastor.
The family will receive
friends 5:00 7:00 P.M. Fri-
day, January 27, 2012 at
Combs Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements entrusted to
COMBS FUNERAL HOME.
292 NE Washington Street.
Lake City, FL. (386) 752-4366.
Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D.
"The Caring Professionals"

Danny E. Scippio
Danny E. Scippio, age 55 resident
of Lake City passed away Thurs-
day, January 19, 2012 terminat-
ing a sudden illness. He was the
first born child to the union of
Clarence and Lillie Scippio. He


was educated
in the public
schools of Co-
lumbia Coun-
ty. He was pre-
ceded in death
by his father,
Clarence
Scippio, Jr.'
Survivors include his mother,
Lillie F. Scippio, Lake City, Fl.,
Children, Kia Harrison Scippio,
Landover, MD., Hugh Thomas
Scippio, Tampa, Fl. and LeShare
Demps Scippio, Gainesville,
Fl.; brothers, Connie R. Scip-
pio (Kathy) Tampa, Fl., and An-
thony T. Scippio, Lake City, Fl.;
sisters, Karon Scippio Graves,
Tampa, Fl., and Diane Spencer,
Tallahassee, F1.; Grandchild,
Makayla Wilson; Uncles, Edgar
Scippio, Jessie Fleming, Lake
City, Fl., John Parker, Miami,
Fl., David Fleming (Gloria),
Robert Tucker and Lewis Flem-
ing (Vivian) Washington, D.C.;
Aunts, Mayetta Hicks, Staf-
ford, V.A., Rachel McCarter,
Fort Myers, Fl., Janie Pearson
(Harold) Forest Heights, M.D.,
Joyce Tucker-Steele (Newton),
Rosa Fleming and Naomi Flem-
ing-George (Eddie), Tampa, Fl.;
Niece, Melexcia Graves and
* Latoya Jackson, Gainesville,
Fl.; Nephew, Jacquez Dumas
Scippio, Lake City, Fl. Spe-
cial cousins, Leila Williams,
Lake City, Fl., Valerie Patrick
(Vernon), Lanetta F. Williams,
Miami, Fl., Teresa Bowman
(Andre), Tracy F. Holder (Rod-
ney), Teralyn Fleming, Rev.
Terrence Fleming (Jawanna),
Decari Fleming-George and
Kevin Tucker, Tampa, Fl. Alan
Tucker (Jessica) Fairfax, Va.
and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousin and sorrowing friends.
Funeral services will be at
1:00 p.m.- Saturday, January
28, 2012 at Mt. Pleasant Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, Rev.
C.J. Cofield, pastor; Rev. Ter-
rence Fleming, Eulogy. Inter-.
ment will follow in Mt. Plesant
Cemetery. The family visita-
tion will be Friday, January 27,
2012 at Cooper Funeral Home
Chapel from 6:00pm- 7:00pm,
Arrangements entrusted
to COOPER FUNERAL
HOME 251 NE Washington
Street; Lake City, Fl. 32055

Myrtle Baker Wall
Myrtle Baker Wall, 89, Our be-
loved Mother 'and Gigi passed
away peacefully after an ex-
tended illness on January 23,
2012. Myrtle was born Octo-
ber 8, 1922 in Live Oak, Fl., to
Vancie and Mary (Hart) Baker.
She spent her life in Live Oak
and Lake City. She was a tire-
less advocate for her hometown
and -worked at the Columbia
County Courthouse, the Lake
City Reporter and served on the
board of the Chamber of Com-
merce. Myrtle had a prolific
real estate career spanning 45
years and worked well into her
eighties. Retirement wasn't in
her vocabulary! She always
said that working kept her mind
sharp. Myrtle was a entrepre-
neur and businesswoman ahead
of the curve. In addition, she
was a restaurateur of such local
favorites as King Karl's, Jim-
mie's Buttermilk Chicken and
Myrtle's Country Cooking. She
did much of this while a single
working mother of two. While
very common now, it was a rar-
ity back then. Myrtle had vary-
ing careers but at the heart of all
of them was serving others. She
will be best remembered as kind
and thoughtful and always put-
ting others ahead of herself. This
was a lesson learned from her
parents who were farmers dur-
ing the Depression. They were
always willing to help out neigh-
bors going through tough times.
She is survived by her son David
and Dorinda Wall and daugh-


ter, Pam and Ken Mangum:
nine grandchildren and several
great grandchildren. She is also
survived by her siblings Hazel
Ross, twin sister Myrle Gray,
Leyron Baker, Vormel Phillips
and Vonerie and Elston Williams.
The family will receive visitors at
GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN
FUNERAL HOME on Friday,
January 27th from 6 to 8pm. Ser-
vice will be held Saturday, Janu-
ary 28th at 1:30pm at Mount Ol-
ive Baptist Church in Live Oak.


The family requests that in lieu
of flowers contributions be made
to the Florida Sheriffs Youth
Ranch P.O Box 2000 Boys
Ranch, FL 32064 or Mount 01-
' ive Baptist Church, 5314 98th
Terrace, Live Oak, FL 32060.


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LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


Legion Color Guard, who
will present the colors for
the Pledge of Allegiance. If
that were not enough, we
will also have a speaker
for your entertainment
and information. This
meeting will be open, so
please bring your wife or
significant other and family.
Dinner will be served at 6
p.m. and the program will
begin at 7 p.m.
Feb. 3

Gospel concert
Southern Gospel soloist
Ann Downing, a popular
performer on the Gaither
Gospel Homecoming video
series, will be in concert
at the Wellborn United
Methodist Church, 12005
County Road 137, at 7 p.m.
on Friday, Feb. 3. For infor-
mation call (386)754-8524.
Hyssongs in concert
The Hyssongs will be
presenting a concert of
gospel music at the Lulu
Advent Christian Church,
254 SE Gillen Terrace in
Lulu, on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.

Feb. 4

Church yard sale
The Lake City Church of
God, 173 SE Ermine Ave.,
Kid's Club will have a yard
sale Saturday, Feb. 4 in the
Family Life Center from 7
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Health fair
The Columbia County
Recreation Department will
nost it's annual Health and
Wellness Fair Saturday,
Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to *
noon at the Richardson
Community Center. To par-
ticipate with a booth, call
754-7095 or email nicole_
smith@columbfacountyfla.
com.
West Virginia Day
The West Virginia
Annual Reunion will be
held on Feb. 4 start-
ing at 11:30 a.m. Please
bring a covered dish to
share for the luncheon.
The event will be held at
Epiphany Church, 1905
SW Epiphanty Court. For
questions, information, or
reservations please call
386-755-4937.
Olustee Festival Pageant
The Olustee Festival
Pageant will be held this
Saturday, Feb.4. Ages 3-12
mos, 13mo-23 mo, 2-4, 5-6
and 7-9 will be held at 4 p.m.
at the Columbia County
School Administrative
Complex Auditorium. Ages
10-12, 13-15 and 16-20 will
be held at 7 p.m. Winners
in each division will receive
a $50 savings bond, crown,
banner and ride in the
Olustee parade on Feb. 14.
The pageant is open to the
public with admission at
the door: $5.00 adults and
students. Applications are
available at the Columbia
County Library or Chamber
of Commerce. Deadline
for entries is 1-23-2012. For
mr :e information you may
contact pageant director,
Elaine Owens at 386965-
2787.

Black History Movie
Festival
Black History Movie
Festival, 4-8pm Olustee
Park.
Feb. 5

Abundant Life Church
Pastor Cagney Tanner
and his wife Shelby invite
the public to the first ser-
vices of Abundant Life
Church, 671 State Road
100 in Lake City, between


S&S and Ken's Barbecue.
Services include Sunday
school at 10 a.m., Sunday
worship at 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. and Thursday service
at 7:39 p.m. Call (386) 984-
0310 for information.
Church homecoming
The Vineyard Southern


Baptist, 1832 SW Tomaka
Terrace, will have the 5th
annual Homecoming on
Feb. 5. Sunday services
will be at 10:30 a.m. with
a covered dish lunch to
follow. There will not be
Sunday school that day.
Everyone is welcome. Call
365-0764 for information.
Feb. 8

Blue/Grey meeting
The Blue Grey Army is
meeting 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8
at the Central Building to
plan for Olustee 2012. The
building is located at 409
SW St. Johns St. across
from Aquatics Center.
Feb. 10

Friends of Music
The Friends of Music
Concert Series will pres-
ent its second concert of
the season on Friday, Feb.
10 at 7:30 p.m. at First
Presbyterian Church, 697
SW Baya Dr. Dr. Laura
Ellis, organist/harpsichord-
ist, and Dr. Steven Thomas,
cellist, will perform. Both *
musicians are professors at
the University of Florida.
The concert is free, and a
reception will follow. For
more information call Bill
Poplin at 365-4932.
Feb. 11

FACS Valentine's Day event
The Filipino American
Cultural Society of Lake
City will have a Valentine's
Day Dinner and Dance on
Saturday, Feb. 11 from 6
to 10 p.m. in the Epiphany
Catholic Church Social
Hall. There will be enter-
tainment, music, dancing
and a cultural food buffet
Please bring your best
covered dish to share. The
event is free for members,
$10 for nonmembers. Call
965-5905 for information.
Bus trip
"What Freedom Looked
Like" a bus trip to Ft.
Mose, St Augustine,
Florida Florida's all free
black settlement, 7am -
6pm; meet at Richardson
Gym. $25 per person
includes lunch.

Zumba fundraiser for
Habitat for Humanity'
All proceeds go to
Habitat for Humanity
of Lake City/Columbia
County Inc. for one hour
long Zumba class facili-
tated by American Family
Fitness, 4578 Sw Heritage
Oaks Circle, Suite 102 on
Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. The
donation cost is $10 per
person. A fire truck and
bloodmobile will be on site
too.
Pre-Valentine Banquet
First Central Association
Women's Department
will host the Annual Pre-
Valentine Banquet on
Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6
p.m. The event will be
held at the Springville
Community Center, 3710
NW Suwannee Valley Rd.
Tickets are $25 each and
may be purchased from the
Missionary Department
of any of the local First
Central Churches. The
Speaker will be Carla
Herring Blalock of
Suwannee County. Special
music will be provided by
Kyler Burke, a student at
Columbia High School. For
more information you may
contact Gloria McIntosh at
755-1099. Dress is semifor-
mal or church attire.

Founder's Day Program
The Columbia County
Chapter Bethune-


Cookman University
Alumni invites you to our
Founder's Day Program
on Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. at the
Holiday Inn. Dr. Trudie
Kibbee Reed, President
of Bethune-Bookman
University will be our
speaker. Dress attire is
semi-formal or church
attire.


Valentine's Day Ball
The 1st annual
Valentine's Day Ball,
presented by the Rotary
Club of Lake City, will
be Saturday, Feb. 11
from 6 tol0 p.n. at The
Country Club of Lake City.
Cocktails, dinner, dancing
and entertainment with
"Harry, Sally and Billy."
Dress is Black-Tie optional.
Tickets are $50 each and
are available at the Lake
City Reporter, The Wheeler
Agency, Hunter Printing,
First Street Music, Parks-
Johnson Agency on Hwy
90 West or call 752-0812.
Gentlemen...BE A HERO...
bring her to the Valentine's
Day Ball!
Feb. 14

Speed dating
Singles Valentine Day
Speed dating (National HIV
Day),5pm-10pm, El Potro.
Feb. 16

Money Matters
Want to manage your
money better? The UF/
IFAS Columbia County
Extension Office is offer-
ing a series of four classes
on finances. Classes
include money manage-
ment, credit, FISCO Score
and investment on Feb.
16th, 23rd and March 1st
and 8th from 5:30-6:30 at
the Extension office, 164
SW Mary Ethel Lane,
at the Columbia County
Fairgrounds. Cost is $2 per
class or $5 for the series.
Spaces are limited and reg-
istration date is by Feb. 10.
Please call Jenny Jump at
(386) 752-5384 to register
or for more info.
Feb. 17

Sweetheart Dance
The Springville
Community Center, 3710
NW Suwannee Valley Rd,
Annual Sweetheart Dance
is set for Friday, February
17 at 8:30 p.m. The attire
for this event is dressy.
Music will be provided by
DJ Hurricane of Lake City.
Tickets are $8 per person
and may be purchased in
advanced from any Board
member. Please contact
Gloria McIntosh at 755-
1099 or Coretta Ford at
397-1347. Guests may bring
individual refreshment
trays. Sweetheart pictures
will be taken for a nominal
fee by IKE productions.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
Direct from Hibei,
China, the Golden Dragon
Acrobats are the reigning
National Association of
Campus Activities enter-
tainers of the year and will
perform at Florida Gateway
College on Feb. 17. Their
performance combines
award-winning acrobatics,
traditional dance, spectacu-
lar costumes, ancient and
contemporary music and
theatrical techniques to
present a show of breath-
taking skill and spellbind-
ing beauty. For more
information or for tickets,
call" (386) 754-4340 or visit
www.fgcentertainment.
com.
Feb. 18

70's Party
70's Party, 4-8pm, Annie
Mattox.
Feb. 20
Summit
Teen Summit, 3 p.m.-
midnight, Florida Gateway
College.
Feb. 21


CARC membership
celebration
The Annual Membership
Celebration for CARC-
Advocates for Citizens
with Disabilities, Inc. will
be Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the
First United Methodist
Church, 973 S. Marion
Ave. Members and friends


are invited. Dinner will be
served. RSVP to 386-752-
1880 ext. 103 or aleis@
lakecity-carc.com by Feb.
14. This celebration is
sponsored by Anderson
Columbia, Baya Pharmacy
and Columbia Bank.
Feb. 23

Money Matters
Want to manage your
money better? The UF/
IFAS Columbia County
Extension Office is offer-
ing a series of four classes
on finances. Classes
include money manage-
ment, credit, FISCO Score
and investment on Feb.
16th, 23rd and March 1st
and 8th from 5:30-6:30 at
the Extension office, 164
SW Mary Ethel Lane,
at the Columbia County
Fairgrounds. Cost is $2 per
class or $5 for the series.
Spaces are limited and reg-
istration date is by Feb. 10.
Please call Jenny Jump at
(386) 752-5384 to register
or for more info.
Feb. 25

Police Ball
The Lake City Police
Department's 19th annual
Police Ball Charity Gala to
benefit Haven Hospice will
be Saturday, Feb. 25 from 7,
to 11 p.m. Join us for good
food, music and fellow-
ship. The attire is formal.
Individual tickets are $50.
Reserved tables and spon-
sorships are available. Call
719-5742 for information.
Community Concerts
The UNF Chamber
Singers perform 3 p.m. Feb.
25 at the Levy Performing
Arts Center. This elite sing-
ing ensemble from the
University of North Florida
performs world music, vocal
jazz, and other choral gems.
Ticket and membership
information is available at
www. communityconcerts.
info.


Banquet
The 7th Annual
Fundraising Banquet will
be held on Saturday, Feb.
25 at the Great Lake City
Community Development
Corporation. This is a
"Black Tie Affair". Hope to
see you there.
Tickets are $30. For
tickets and information
contact: CDC 386-752-9785,
Betty Powell 386-755-7377,
David Turner 386-697-4752,
or Marlette Robinson 386-
288-1856.
Feb, 26

Free concert
First Baptist Church, 182
NE Justice St., will host a
free piano concert at 6 p.m.
on Sunday, Feb. 26 by Lee
Turner, a member of the
Hendricks Avenue Baptist
Church in Jacksonville.
Turner and his wife Dianne
collaborate under the name
Turnersong and have
been featured in the Billy
Graham Crusade.
Feb. 29

Banquet
Elders Banquet,
Closing Ceremony, 6 pm,
Richardson Comm. Center.
March 1

Money Matters
Want to manage your
money better? The UF/
IFAS Columbia County
Extension Office is offer-
ing a series of four classes
on finances. Classes
include money manage-
ment, credit, FISCO Score
and investment on Feb.
16th, 23r.d and March 1st
and 8th from 5:30-6:30 at
the Extension office, 164
SW Mary Ethel Lane,
at the Columbia County
Fairgrounds. Cost is $2 per
class or $5 for the series. .
Spaces are limited and reg-'
istration date is by Feb. 10.
Please call Jenny Jump at


* Submit Community Calendar
announcements by mail or drop off at '
the Reporter office located at 180 E.
Duval St., via fax to (386) 752-9400 or
email Ihampson@lakecityreporter.com


(386) 752-5384 to register
or for more info.
March 2

Barrage
A high-octane fiddle-fest
that features an interna-
tional, multi-talented cast
performing an eclectic mix
of music, song and dance,
Barrage will perform at
Florida Gateway College
on March 2. This is their
last tour before a multi-year
stop in Las Vegas. For more
information or for tickets,
call (386) 754-4340 or visit
www.fgcentertainment.com.
March 3-4

Rotary
The Rotary Club of Lake
City Downtown's 9th Annual
North Florida Home &
Patio Show at the Columbia
County Fairgrounds is
March 3rd & 4th. Interested
businesses wishing to par-
ticipate should call (386)
623-6049, or go to rotary-
downtown.com. Parking and
admission is free to the pub-
lic. This is the ONLY Home
Show in the North Florida
area this weekend!
March 7

Blue/Grey meeting

The Blue Grey Army is
having a Wrap-up meeting
5:30 p.m. March 7 at the
Central Building for the
Olustee Festival 2012. The
building is located at 409
SW St. Johns St. across
from Aquatics Center.
March 9

Community Concerts
Carpe Diem String
Quartet performs 7:30
pm March 9 at the Levy
Performing Arts Center.
Ticket and membership
iriforriation is a available ata
www.connununityconcerts.
info.
















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Heartburn

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asthma
By Undsey Tanner
Associated Press
CHICAGO An acid
reflux drug often used for
hard-to-treat asthmadoesn't
help children with the
breathing disease and may
cause side effects, a study
in.300 children found.
The results echo recent
research showing that a
similar heartburn drug
didn't work in adults with
asthma.
Use of these heavily pro-
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called proton pump inhibi-
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in U.S. children in recent
years, but the study results
suggest doctors should
put the brakes on that
practice, said University of
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Fernando Martinez.
The study found children
on prescription Prevacid
pills had more colds, sore
throats and bronchitis
infections than those given
dummy pills. There were
also signs that children
given Prevacid were prone
to broken bones. That find-
ing was weak and could
have been due to chance.
But Martinez said it is wor-
risome, given a Food and
Drug Administration advi-
sory about fracture: risks
in adults using these drugs
long-term. And he urged
"great caution" in prescrib-
ing these drugs to all chil-
dren, not just those with
asthma.
The study and an editorial
by Martinez were released
Tuesday in this week's
Journal of the American
Medical Association.
Acid reflux involves
stomach acid backing up
into the throat, causing
irritation and often symp-
toms including heartburn.
Asthma is an unrelated
lung disease involving.nar-
rowed airways, with symp-
toms including wheezing,
breathing difficulties and
coughs. Sometimes acid
reflux can cause similar
respiratory symptoms and
in children it often occurs
without heartburn.
Some doctors believe that
airway irritation caused by
acid reflux may make asth-
ma worse, and that undi-
agnosed acid reflux might
be a reason why some
people on standard asthma
medicines continue to have
symptoms. Prescribing
acid-blocking drugs is thus
common in people with
poorly controlled asthma
even if they have no obvi-
ous symptoms of reflux.
Previous research by
some of the same study
authors found that anoth-
er acid-blocking drug,
Nexium, didn't improve
asthma symptoms in adults.
Still, those drugs contin-
ue to be widely used in
patients with asthma but no
reflux symptoms, said Janet
Holbropk, a researcher at
Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg
School of Public Health,
lead author of the new chil-
dren's study.
Holbrook said results
from both studies likely
apply to all proton pump
inhibitor drugs, including
those sold over the counter.
Prevacid became available
without a prescription dur-
ing the study.
The new study involved
about 300 children and
teens at 19 centers whose
asthma wasn't adequate-
ly controlled by steroid
drugs. Half were given
daily Prevacid pills for six
months; the others received


dummy pills.
Asthma symptoms didn't
improve in either groip.
They also didn't improve
in a subgroup of study
kids who had airway tests
that revealed undiagnosed
reflux disease, Holbrook
said.
Bronchitis was twice
as common in kids on
Prevacid, and they were
also 30 percent more likely
than the others to develop
colds and sore throats.


By Mary Clare Jalonick
Associated Press
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -
The first major nutritional
overhaul of school meals in
more than 15 years means
most offerings, including
popular pizza, will come
with less sodium and more
whole grains, with a wider
selection of fruits and veg-
etables on the side, first
lady Michelle Obama and
Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack announced during
a visit Wednesday with ele-
mentary students.
Pizza won't disappear
from lunch lines, but will be
made with healthier ingre-
dients.
Mrs. Obama, also joined
by celebrity chef Rachael
Ray, said youngsters will
learn better if they don't
have growling stomachs at
school.
"We have a right to expect
the food (our kids) get at
school is the same kind of
food we want to serve at
our own kitchen tables,"
she said.
- After the announcement,
the three went through the
line with stu-
dents and ate
turkey tacos. -
with brown 'We
rice, black a rig
bean and expe
corn salad food
and fruit foo
all Ray's reci- kida
pes with at sc
children in the
the Parklawn kind
Elementary
lunchroom. we
The new serve
rules aren't own I
as aggressive tat
as the Obama
administra- Firs
tion had Michel

Congress last
year blocked
the Agriculture Department
from making some of the
desired changes, including
limiting french fries and piz-
zas.
A bill passed in November
would require the depart-
ment to allow tomato paste
on pizzas to be counted as a
vegetable, as it is now. The
initial draft of the depart-
ment's guidelines, released
a year ago, would have pre-
vented that. Congress also
blocked the department
from limiting servings of
potatoes to two servings a
week. The final rules have
incorporated those direc-
tions from Cohgress.
Among those who had
sought the changes were
potato growers and food
companies that produce
frozen pizzas for schools.
Conservatives in Congress
called the guidelines an
overreach and said the gov-
ernment shouldn't tell chil-
dren what to eat School dis-
tricts also objected to some
of the requirements, saying
they go too far and would
cost too much.


ASoUUIrI At EKSS
First lady Michelle Obama has lurch with school children at Parklawn elementary school in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday.


The new guidelines apply
to lunches subsidized by
the federal government. A
child nutrition bill signed
by President Barack Obama
in 2010 will help school dis-


have
ght to
act the
I (our
s) get
hool is
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tricts pay
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of the
increased

Some of
the chang-
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place as
soon as this
,September;
others will
be phased
in 'over
time.
T h e
guidelines
will limit
the total


t Lady number of
le Obama calories in
an individu-
al meal and
require that
milk be low in fat. Flavored
milks will have to be non-
fat.
While many schools are
improving meals already,
others still serve children
meals high in fat, salt and
calories. The guidelines
are designed to combat
childhood obesity and are
based on 2009 recommen-
dations by the Institute of
Medicine, the health arm
of the National Academy of
Sciences.
Vilsack said food com-
panies are reformulating
many of the foods they sell
to schools in anticipation of
the changes.
"The food industry is
already responding," he
said. '"This is a movement
that has started, it's gaining
momentum."
The subsidized meals
that would fall under the
guidelines are served as
free and low-cost meals to
low-income children and
long have been subject to
government nutrition stan-
dards. The 2010 law will
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Courtesy of Scripps Howard News Service
Alex Karaszi, 8, of Clearwater has acupuncture needles placed in his ears. He is
being treated for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.


One boy's parents
say procedure
has alleviated
hisADHD

By IRENE MAHER
Scripps Howard News Service
At school, 8-year-
old Alex Karaszi
couldn't focus
his attention and
sit still. Soon,
his grades began to suffer.
At home, the Clearwater,
Fia., boy had mood swings
and threw
tantrums.,
"I ,was
grumpy at
night," the Rese
seco nd- acupuI
grader
explained. re


Thefam-
ily doctor
diagnosed
mild to
moderate
attention-
de ficit
h y per -
activity
disorder
and pre-
scribed
medica-
tion. Beata
Karaszi,
Alex s
mother, was rel
went ahead at th
her husband an
teachers.
She stopped
a week. "He g
nightmares, bec
sensitive, very
It was horrible,'
Then she read at
er option: acupuin
Acupuncture
an integral part
medicine for r
2,000 years. It is
the theory that
energy, called,
nounced cheeke
freely when you
but can become
weak. Inserting
needles into theE
cific treatment po
body can restore
energy flow, pr
say.
Research sug
acupuncture stin
release of natur
ring chemicals ii
that affect regul
teams. National Ih


Health studies have shown
it to be effective for treat-
ing pain, and many insur-
ance plans cover such treat-
ments.
"More recently we've
been using it for attention-
deficit disorder, allergies
and asthma," said Dr. Laura
Weathers, a pediatrician
and acupuncture practitio-
ner at USF Health, at the
University of South Florida
ia Tampa. Alex's mother
had turned to Weathers for
help.
The Karaszi family is so
sure acupuncture is helping
their son, they are paying $85


search suggests that
ncture stimulates the
lease of naturally


occurring chemicals in the
body that affect regulatory
systems. National Institutes
of Health studies have
shown it to be effective for
treating pain, and many
insurance plans cover
such treatments.




uctant, but
e urging of per treatment, out of pock- The difl
d the boy's et. Insurance won't cover dramatic
the therapy. Practitioners "I was w
it after have long touted it, and and wou
ot horrible fans around the world say the wee
came very it helps improve concentra- noticed t
emotional, tion and calm impulses. But Medic
o she said acupuncture for ADHD has just $4 a
bout anoth- not been proved in random- ily's ins
picture. ized, double-blind studies, with $85
the gold standard of medi- Still, s
has been cal evidence, calmer a
of Chinese "To our knowledge, ter in s
nore than there's no scientific evidence says, me
s based on that acupuncture works for has been
the body's ADHD," said Ruth Hughes,
Qi (pro- CEO of Children and Adults
E"), flows with Attention Deficit/
i are well, Hyperactivity Disorder, a 'i:.-
blocked or national, advocacy group.
hair-thin "We hope there will be lots _4.1.
skin at spe- of new interventions to help
dints on the people with ADHD, but
e a healthy right now the science isn't
*actitioners there for acupuncture.".
Weathers agrees that acu-
gests that puncture is no magic bul-
mulates the let for everyone, but given
ally occur- the lack of side effects, "if
n the body it lessens the medications
latory sys- that they take, then it's
institutes of worth it."


Settled: Pa. couple can use
awning to shade son, 2


Associated Press
PITTSBURGH The
parents of a Pittsburgh boy
who has health aversions to
sunlight can add a retractable
awning to the front of their
home in settling a federal law-
suit against their neighbor-
hood homeowner's associa-
tion.
The association will also pay
about $42,000 in legal costs
and $10,000 in damages.
Dan and Jaime Snyder say
they needed a shady place
for 2-year-old Jonah to play.
The boy has glaucoma and


another disease affecting his
skin that is aggravated by sun-
light
The couple sued in
October after the Summerset
Neighborhood Association
said awnings don't fit the
design of the plan's single-
family homes.
The Snyders say they're
donating the $10,000 in dam-
ages to the Children's Tumor
Foundation.
The couple had claimed the'
association was wrong not to
allow the awning as "reason-
able" accommodation.


Weathers began treating
Alex about six months ago,
initially seeing him twice a
week and now every three
to four weeks. In a recent
visit, Weathers inserted one
thin needle in each ankle,
the inside bend of each
elbow and two on top of his
head.
When asked if it hurt,
Alex smiled broadly. "Just
a little at first. But it doesn't
hurt like getting a shot."
Weathers then clipped a
small electrical stimulator to
some of the needles, which
gently taps them to stimu-
late energy in that area. She
directed a heat
lamp toward his
bare feet, turned


on relaxing
music, lowered
the lights and let
him lie quietly
for 15 to 20 min-
tiles.
f For a boy.who
once couldn't
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soothing ritual
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His mother
noticed a dif-
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son's behav-
ior after three
or four weeks.
"Big changes,"
she said. "He
became calmer."
ference was more
c to Alex's father.
working out of town
Lld come home on.
kends, so I really
he change."
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month on the fam-
urance, compared
per treatment.
eeing Alex happier,
nd performing bet-
chool, his mother
means "acupuncture
worth the cost."


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BRIEFS

YOUTH SOFTBALL
Registration set
for Fort White
The Fort White Girls
Softball Association's
opening weekend of
registration for its spring
season is 5-8 p.m. Friday
and 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday at South
Columbia Sports Park.
Leagues offered are
T-ball (starting at age 4)
through 16-and-under.
T-ball cost is $45; fees for
other ages are $55.
For details, call Nora
Harvey at (386) 365-5688.

CHS BASEBALL
Alumni game
on Saturday
Columbia High
baseball's third annual
alumni game is Saturday
at Tiger Stadium.
Registration begins at
10 a.m. and there is no
fee to participate. There
will be a home run
derby at 11 a.m. with a
$5 entry fee.
The Tigers will play a
Purple and Gold game
following the home run
derby. Admission is free.
Barbecue dinners will be
sold.
For details, call coach
J.T. Clark at 365-1754.

FORT WHITE BASEBALL
Fundraiser car
wash Saturday
Fort White High's
baseball program is
sponsoring a car wash
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday at the S & S in
Fort White. The team
will be seeking donations
at Walmart in Lake City
on March 3 and April 7.
For details, call coach
Mike Rizzi at 288-8680.

YOUTH BASEBALL
Fort White
registration set
Fort White Babe Ruth
Baseball has spring ball
registration set for
4-7 p.m. Thursday and
Feb. 2, and 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturday at South
Columbia Sports Park,
north of Fort White
High. Four divisions are
offered for ages 4-12 and
fees range from $45 to
$65. A birth certificate is
required for new players.
For details, call
Millissa Blakley at
365-4133 or e-mail
fwbrbaseball@gmail. com.
* From staff reports

GAMES

Today
Fort White High girls
basketball vs. St. Francis
Catholic High, 6 p.m.
Friday
Columbia High
boys basketball at
St. Augustine High,
7:30 p.m. (JV-6)
Fort White High
basketball at Hamilton
County High, 8 p.m.
(girls-6:30, JV-5)


Jefferson all-in for CHS


JASON MATTHEW WALKERILake City Reporter


Columbia High's Marcus Amerson (11) attempts to steal the ball while playing against Robert E. Lee on Dec. 9.




Coach believes in


FROM THE SIDELINE


Brandon Finley
Phone: (386) 754-0420
bfinley@lakecityreporter.com
You have got
to give it to
Columbia
High. Lately,
they have been
hitting home runs on
hiring coaches. It seems
pretty much whoever
comes to the programs
succeeds.
I think a lot of the
reason that these coaches
have been successful .


lately is their passion for
the game. Did it surprise
me that coach Brian Allen
came back to his Alma
Mater and helped guide
the Tigers to the playoffs?
Not at all once I started to
get an idea of what he's all
about.
Does it surprise me that
coach Horace Jefferson
has the Tigers on the
verge of clinching the
No. 1 seed even after a
disappointing loss against ,
Wolfson on Saturday? Not
at all.
You could tell the loss
hurt. He didn't have to
say it. And that's exactly
what you want from a
coach, someone who has a
passion for what they do.
I can promise you this,
at any level, the most
successful coaches are


those that have a passion
for what they do. That's
one thing that these
coaches have in common.
To get better, you have
to enjoy winning, but you
really have to hurt when
you lose. Most importantly,
that must drive you to get
better.
I know that's what
Jefferson has in mind
following Wolfson. He went
over the statistics, trying
to find where the game
got away. That's what good
coaches do after a loss.
They figure out what the
team is doing wrong and
they work on it
Will the Tigers and
Jefferson find that answer
right away? The coach
can see the promise in his
group. He's vouched for
their potential on multiple


occasions.
Most of the time, the
pieces have seemed to
mesh perfectly. There are
flashes of potential in this
team that say they could
make a run. Other
times there seems to be
a sense of panic or loss of
focus.
I don't think it's a matter
of what's between the ears
as far as knowledge. I've
seen the Tigers execute
in all phases flawlessly
on certain nights. But
Columbia must play every
minute as the game is tied.
The Tigers have enough
talent to beat anyone but
they can't win on talent
alone.
Jefferson must not only
make the right moves, but.
install a sense of belief
in the Tigers. I believe


ers


,he'll do that because of
the passion he has for the
game.
If Jefferson were a bad
coach, he wouldn't have
dwelled on the loss. He ,
would, have moved onto
the next game. But
Jefferson isn't content
with being a pretty good
team. He sees more in the
Tigers.
He believes that they
can be special and he
will use that hurt to help -
this team get better. The
only question is how far
will that be? A district
tournament run? A state
playoff appearance? A Final
4 run?


Brandon Finley covers
sports for the Lake City
Reporter.


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in sync after slow start


By BRENT KALLESTAD
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE -
Florida State's midseason
turnaround can directly be
tied to Luke Loucks' emer-
gence at point guard.
The Seminoles went half-
way through the season
before beating a ranked
team. Then they knocked
off two in a week North
Carolina and Duke no less
- and now find themselves
ranked No. 23.
Coach Leonard Hamilton
is counting on his veter-
an team to handle a bit of
prosperity better this time
around.
"We've been here (poll)
before and didn't handle it
correctly," Hamilton said
Monday. "I'm more con-
cerned about where we are
in March."
One of the league's top
playmakers, Loucks has
filled up the stat sheet with
30 points, 24 assists and
6 steals during Florida
State's four-game winning
streak that has lifted the
Seminoles into a first place
tie in the Atlantic Coast
Conference.
A former high school
quarterback, Loucks
zipped a pass to Michael
Snaer for the buzzer-beat-
ing shot Saturday at Duke.


"That's what coach Ham
recruited me here to do,
to be a distributor, run the
team and make the right
decisions," Loucks said.
"You don't have to impress
anyone, just make the right
play."
It wasn't' always like that
for Loucks, who tried ear-
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with flashy no-ook or
behind-the back passes that,
often went awry.
"I learned real quick that
those plays usually landed
me on the bench," he said.
The Seminoles (13-6, 4-1
Atlantic Coast Conference)
fell to 9-6 after a 20-point
loss at Clemson in their
ACC opener.


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ABU DHABI HSBC GOLF
CHAMPIONSHIP
Site:Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
Course: Abu Dhabi Golf Club (7,510
yards, par 72).
Purse: $2.7 million. Winner's share:
$450,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-
Friday, 4-8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,
6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4 a.m.-noon,
3-7 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4 a.m.-
noon, 3-7 p.m., 7-9:30 p.m.).
Online: httpJ:/www.europeantour.com
CHAMPIONS TOUR
Next event: Allianz Championship,
Feb. 10-12, The Old Course at Broken
Sound, Boca Raton

TENNIS

Australian Open

At Melbourne Park, Australia
Wednesday
Singles
Men
Quarterfinals
Andy Murray (4), Britain, 'def. Kei
Nishikori (24), Japan; 6-3, 6-3, 6- I.
Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. David
Ferrer (5), Spain, 6-4,7-6 (4), 6-1.
Women
Quarterfinals
Petra Kvitova. (2), Czech Republic, def.
Sara Errani, Italy, 6-4, 6-4.
Maria Sharapova (4), Russia, def.
Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 6-2, 6-3.
Doubles
Men
Quarterfinals
Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Daniel
Nestor (2), Canada, def. Santiago
Gonzalez, Mexico, and Christopher Kas
(12), Germany, 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-2.
Leander Paes, India, and Radek
Stepanek, Czech Republic, def. Eric
Butorac, United States, and Bruno Soares
(10), Brazil, 6-4,7-6 (4).
Women
.Quarterfinals
Svetlana Kuznetsova and. Vera
Zvonareva, Russia, def. Sania Mirza, India,
and Elena Vesnina (6), Russia, 7-6 (4),'
2-6, 6-4. .
Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci (II),
Italy, def. Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie
Hradecka (7), Czech Republic, 5-7, 7-5,
6-1.
Mixed Doubles
Quarterfinals
Roberta Vinci, and Daniele Bracciali,
Italy, def. Andrea, Hlavackova, Czech
Republic, and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (7),
Pakistan, 6-1,7-5.
Sariia Mirza, and 'Mahesh Bhupathi (6),
India, def.ULiezel Huber, United States, and
Colin Fleming, Britain, 7-6 (5), 6-2.

HOCKEY

NHL schedule
Monday's Games '
Edmonton 2, San Jose I, SO
Toronto 3, N.Y. Islanders 0
Carolina 2,Winnipeg I
Detroit 3, St. Louis I
Nashville 4, Columbus I
Los Angeles 4, Ottawa I
Tuesday's Games
Buffalo 2, New Jersey I, SO
Philadelphia 3, Florida 2, SO
Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 2, SO
Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2, SO
Toronto 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT
N.Y. Rangers 3,Winnipeg 0
Washington 5, Boston 3
Tampa Bay 4, Columbus 2
Nashville 3, Chicago' .
Dallas L,Anaheim 0
Minnesota 3, Colorado 2
San Jose I, Calgary 0
Phoenix 3, Ottawa 2
Wednesday's Game
Detroit at Montreal (n)


By MARK LONG
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE
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Conference signed
year contract with I
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money.
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"Whether it's a coinci-
dence or not, there needsto
a level of balance with what
everybody else is doing,"
astern Donovan said. "Right now,
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most coveted spot as often
as possible.
"It's not Kentucky's
fault," Stallings said.
'They're going to do what
we're doing; they're going
to play their games when
they're scheduled. So it's
not a Kentucky issue. It's
an issue with the league
office, and I understand
that television dictates
certain things, and that's
fine.
"The conference office is
responsible to make sure
that, beyond that, things
are equitable, and I think
they need to take a look
and see whether the way
things are falling whether
things are equitable or
not."
Coaches argue that the
tight turnaround between
Thursday and Saturday
games can be a disadvan-
tage. Four years ago, they
had little issue with it, say-
ing it puts teams in situa-
tions similar to those in the
NCAA tournament.
"I heard the. argument,
'Well, ift's like that in the
NCAA tournament. You've
got to play Thursday-
Saturday or Friday-
Sunday,"' Donovan said.

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DEAR ABBY


Mom is miffed that birthday

party was a shopping spree


DEAR ABBY: My
12-year-old daughter,
"Mandy," was invited to
a friend's birthday party
along with 12 other girls.
They were told to meet at
the mall where they'd "go
shopping" together, then
go for a sleepover after-
ward.
The birthday girl told
her friends to bring money
as gifts. Well, she raked
in more than $300 then
proceeded to spend it
all on herself while her
friends stood and watched.
Mandy returned home the
next day and told me that
although the girl spent
the money on herself, her
mom did buy them each a
beverage.
Abby, I gave my daugh-
ter $20 to go to the party,
thinking the money would
be for all of their fun not
the birthday girl's financial
gain. I thought your read-
ers might want to learn
from my mistake. These
days, a birthday party
may not be a party at all! -
HORRIFIED IN WICHITA
DEAR HORRIFIED:
While this may have been
shocking to you, the
kind of party you have
described may be accept-
able to your daughter
and her circle of friends.
The birthday girl's inten-
tions could have been
made more clear she
requested money as gifts
apd instructed everyone to
meet at the mall. However,
they accepted the invita-


- J - -


Abigail Van Buren
www.dearabby.com
tion on her terms. The
sleepover may have been
the party. I hope they were
fed after the mall crawl
because they must have
been starving.
a** **
DEAR ABBY: My dad
died unexpectedly last
year, three months before
my 18th birthday. He had
been kicked out of the
house a few months prior
to that because he was
a horrible alcoholic who
destroyed everything he
ever cared about. He froze
to death, alone.
My boyfriend is my soul,
mate. He has been my only
source of support since
Dad died. Mom ignores
everything and has left me
alone to go through all of
this, spending my Social
Security on vacations we
could never have afforded
before. My best friend is
away at school in a dif-
ferent state and I'm more
. alone than ever. How am I
supposed to survive allthis
alone? ALWAYS.ALONE
DEAR ALONE: Please
accept my sympathy for
the tragic loss'of your
father, who paid the ulti-
mate price for his addic-


tion. You write well and
are obviously intelligent. If
you're still in school, coun-
seling may be available for
you if there is a counselor
on staff. Because your
mother is emotionally
unavailable and your best
friend is out of state, your
friend's mother might be
willing to listen and advise
you during this difficult
period.

DEAR ABBY: My moth-
er-in-law is a widow. She
says she no longer wants
to be addressed as Mrs.
because she is not mar-
ried. I thought that once
married you were always a
M-s. unless you choose to
be a Ms. Isn't it proper for
a widow to be addressed
as Mrs.? DAUGHTER-IN-
LAW IN WASHINGTON
STATE
DEAR DAUGHTER-
IN-LAW: As a widow your
mother-in-law can continue
to use her married name
- or adopt any name she
chooses. If she prefers not
to be called Mrs. her wish-
es should be respected.
Some widows prefer to be
called "Mrs. John Jones"
for the rest of their lives,
while others do not. If your
mother-in-law prefers "Ms.
Betty Jones," that's fine,
too. It's a personal choice.


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ARIES (March 21-April
19): Keep a low profile and
take care of business. It's
important to clean up loose
ends so you can assess
your situation and move
forward with an open mind
and a set goal. Don't let
emotions interfere with
what needs to be done.

TAURUS (April 20-May
20): Love is in the stars,
and a little romance will
do you good. Volunteer
or offer your services to
a campaign you believe in
and you will meet some-
one interesting. Nurturing
friendships and business
relationships will bring
excellent results. ****
GEMINI (May 21-June
20): Volatility should
be your prime concern.
Whether it is in your per-
sonal life, an organization
you are involved with or a
potentially ugly situation,
protect your interests and
retreat before it's too late.

CANCER (June 21-July
22): Live, love and laugh.
You have to enjoy life, not
let it pass you by or just
endure it Let down your
guard a little and experi-
ence new people, places
and interests. Take action.
Make changes at home
that add to your comfort.

LEO (July 23-Aug.


THE LAST WORD
Eugenia Last

22): You'll be tempted to
overspend on people and
on items you don't need.
Impulsiveness and spon-
taneity can be wonderful
attributes, but can also
get you into trouble. Stick
close to home and avoid
fast-talking sales people.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
22): You'll be drawn to
people who are aggressive
and who know how to get
things done. Take part
in whatever is going on
around you ,and you will
enjoy the results you get.
Not everything has to be
perfect to work. ***
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.
22); Look, see and'do. It's
up to you to take charge
and to make things hap-
pen. Finish jobs and enjoy
the company of 'our petrs
and colleagues.. Initeracting
with others will lead to big-
ger and better opportuni-
ties. ***
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov.
21): Put more effort into
your home, family and
domestic life. A couple
of adjustments can make
your home more comfort-
able and entertaining.
Love is in the stars, and
time spent with the one
you love will enhance your


relationships and your life.
*A****
SAGITTARIUS (Nov.
22-Dec. 21): Pir greater
emphasis on your talents
and h<-,v you cani use'th iem
to get.ahead. Don't let love
stand in the way of prog-
ress. Emotional matters
will escalate if you meddle.
Go about your business
and let things unfold natu-
rally. **
CAPRICORN
(Dec, 22-Jan. 19): Someone
from your past or some-
thing you did way back
when will have an impact
on your life now. Let love
flourish, and experience
what someone is offering
that is unique and comfort-
ing. A twist of fate can be
expected. **** '
AQUARIUS (Jan.o20-
Feb. 18): Keep your funds
and your possessions in a
safe place. You'll be tempt-
ed to burn through your
assets, resulting in uncer-
tainty regarding something
you want to do. Use dis-
cipline and hard work to
attain your goals. ***
PISCES (Feb. 19.March
20): Keep a level head
and everything else will
fall into place. A power
struggle will not be worth
your time and effort. Go it
alone if you want to avoid
opposition. Your strength
and courage will impress
someone with clout. ***


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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
REHABILITATION AND DEMO-
LITION/REPLACEMENT
Project No. 11DB-L4-03-22-01-H20
Project ID: 2012-C
Columbia County (herein referred to
as the "Owner")
Sealed bids marked "Sealed Bid -
Columbia County Small Cities Com-
munity Development Block Grant
Project for Fiscal Year 2009, Hous-
ing Rehabilitation Grant" to be fi-
nanced by the State of Florida De-
partment of Economic Opportunity
under the provisions, and subject to
the requirements, of Tite I of the
Housing and Community Develop-
ment Act of 1974, as amended, will
be received- by the County for reha-
bilitation or demolition/replacement
dwelling units on behalf of the fol-
lowing owners for the following
units:
Rehabilitation
Unit 09-6, John Woods, 204 SE Su-
zanne Way, Lake City;
Unit 09-7, Petronia Kay Johnson,
457 SW Tina Glen, Lake City;
Unit 09-10, Lessie McClain, 169 NE
Bristol Place, Lake City; and
Demolition/Replacement
Unit No. 09-9, Thelma Sims, 119 NE
Fryer Street, Lake City.
The owners listed above invite bids
for the rehabilitation or
demolition/replacement of the above
referenced properties. In order to be
considered, the proposal must be
made upon the Bid Proposal Form
and in accordance with the Instruc-
tions to Bidders. Copies of these
forms can be obtained from the
Building and Zoning Department, lo-
cated at 135 NE Hemando Street,
Suite B-21, Lake City, Florida on
February 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. East-
ern Standard Time.
In order for your firm to submit a bid
on the project located at 119 NE Fry-
er Street, Lake City, you, your em-
ployees and any subcontractors, in-
cluding electrical, plumbing and me-,
chanical subcontractors, and their
employees performing work on com-
ponents painted with lead-based
paint must have completed a United
States Department of Housing and
Urban Development approved
"Lead-Safe Work Practices" training
course.
The improvements are to be made
for and under contract to the owners
of the subject properties as described
above. Disbursements for funds for
the improvements will be made by
the County on behalf of the owners.
Bids will be received at the Office of
the County Manager, located at 135
NE Hemando Street, Suite 203, P. 0.
Box 1529, Lake City, Florida,
32055, not .later, than 10:00 a.m.
:. .i: 'Si ,rid ,rf Time on February
13 2,.I 2 Bid must be enclosddin'a
sell erl'f!.:.pc marked with' the
property own&r's name and address.
Bids will not be accepted if they are
turned' in later than the deadline
specified above. No electronic or
facsimile bids will be accepted. The
sealed bids will be publicly opened
and read aloud at 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Standard Time on February 13, 2012
at the Office of the County Manager,
located at 135 NE Hemando Street,
Lake City, FL.
CONTRACTORS, please note that
the County will need to know the
following information: 1) Your state
of licensure, 2) Your license number,
3)Your license class, 4) Certificate of
Completion of Lead-Safe Work
Practices Training and 5) Your in-
surance coverage.
A "walk through" of the above prop-
erties is scheduled for February 3,
2012 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard
Time. Please meet at the Building
and Zoning Department, located at
135 NE Hemando Street, Suite B-21,
Lake City, Florida, 32055, prior to
going to the units. If you plan to
submit a bid, a representative of your
firm must attend the "walk through"
of the units to become familiar with
the properties and the work to be
completed.
No contractor shall visit the subject
property for any reason without first
making arrangements with the Coun-
ty and owner.
No Bidder may withdraw his/her bid
within sixty (60) days after the actual
date of the opening thereof.
A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OP-
PORTUNITY
EMPLOYER/HANDICAP ACCESS
JURISDICTION ,
Publish in the legal section on Janu-
ary 26, 2012 and February 2, 2012.

05530251
January 26, 2012
February 2, 2012

To Whom It May Concern, you are
hereby notified that I will offer for
sale and sell at public sale to the
highest and best bidder for cash the
following described livestock: a tan
colored mini horse found on January
13, 2012 at 1632 SW Bethlehem
Avenue, at 12:00 pm. on the 28th
day of January at the following
place: North Florida Livestock Mar-
ket, 441 South, to satisfy a claim in
the sum of $288.90 for fees, expens-
es for feeding and care and costs
hereof.
Mark Hunter, Sheriff
Columbia County, Florida

05530280
January 26, 2012


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Land Clearing

Back Hoe, Dozer, Chopping, root
raking, bush hog, seeding, sod,
disking, site prep, ponds &
irrigation. Free Est! 386-623-3200


Services

DIVORCE, BANKRUPTCY,
TAXES, RESUMES.
Other court approved forms-
386-961-5896.


Legal

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 11-248-CP
Division:
IN RE: ESTATE OF KELTON
FICKLIN
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
KELTON FICKLIN, deceased,
whose date of death was July 9,
2011; is pending in the Circudit Court
for Columbia County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division; File Number 11-248-
CP; the mailing address of which is
. P.O. Box 2069, Lake City, Florida
32056. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons, who have claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate and
other persons, who have claims'or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their
claims with this court ON OR BE-
FORE THE LATER OF THE DATE
THAT IS THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
A PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have claims
or demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS JANU-
ARY 19,2012
Attorney for Personal Represefita-
tive:
By:/s/ MARLA E. CHAVERNAY,
ESQ.
Law Office of George R, Brezina, Jr.
P.A.
1915 N. Dale Mabry Highway Suite
300
TAMPA, FL 33607
Telephone: (813)870-0500
Facsimile: (913)873-0500
Florida Bar No.: 143138
Personal Representative
By:/s/ JOYCE FICKLIN :
184 S.W. TALL PINE COLi'RT
LAKE'CtTY 'FL'-32024 '. .

05530152
January 19, 26, 2012

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO: 12-08-DR
Norman Banks Ducre, Sr.
AND
Carol Ducre
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Carol Ducre
ADDRESS: 196 Lily Street, Sacra-
mento, California
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Norman Banks Ducre, Sr. whose ad-
dress is 428 NW Columbia Avenue,
Lake City, Florida 32055 on or be-
fore 02-13-2012, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at 173
NE Hemando, Lake City, FL 32055
before service on Petitioner or imme-
diately thereafter. If you fail to do ,so,
default may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.
The action is asking the court to de-
cide how the following real or per-
sonal property should be divided:
NONE
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's of-
fice. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of Court's
office notified of your current ad-.
dress. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on re-
cord at the clerk's office.

WARNING:
Rule 12..285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply
can result .in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.

Dated January 9, 2012
By:/s/ Sol. S. Rodriguez, Deputy
Clerk

05530002
January 12, 19, 26, 2012
February 2, 2012
Public Auction
Will be held by Gainey Automotive,
Inc, in Columbia County at 3468
S.W. CR 138, Fort White, Fl. 32038
Date 02/07/2012
Time: 8:00 A.M.
2002 Chevrolet
Vin# 1G1ND52J82M635047

1993 Lincoln
VIN#1LNLM81W3PY742015
05530268
January 26, 2012
The Suwannee River Economic
Council, Inc. Board of Directors will
hold a meeting for the Executive
Committee Members on Wednesday,
February 8, 2012, 9:30 A.M.. at the
Suwannee River Economic Council,
Inc., Administration Office located at


1171 Nobles Ferry Road, Live Oak,
Florida.

05530267
January 26, 2012


Legal

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO; 11-312-CA
DIVISION:
21ST MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION, etc.,
Plaintiff
Vs.
JOSE TRIGUEIRO, et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
PURSUANT TO SECTION
45.031(1), FLORIDA STATUTES
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE is hereby given that pur-
suant to the Final Judgment entered
on January 3, 2012; in Case No: 11-
312-CA of the Circuit Court, Colum-
bia County, Florida, in which 21st
Mortgage Corporation is Plaintiff
and Jose Trigueiro et al., are the de-
fendants, the Clerk of this Court will
sell at public sale the following de-
scribed real property:
Exhibit A
Parcel 21A, Pine Acres, an unrecord-
ed subdivision in Section 31, Town-
ship 5 South, Range 16 East, Colum-
bia County, Florida, being more par-
ticularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southeast comer
of the West 1/2 of Section 31, Town-
ship 5 South, Range 16 East, Colum-
bia County, Florida, and run thence
North 89"18'21" East, along the
South line of said Section 31, 248.36
feet; thence North 00'24'47" West,
2855.45 feet; thence South
89*19'l3" West, 678.94 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence South
00*24'47" East, 685.42 feet; thence
South 89"19'13" West, 543.39 feet;
thence North 08*00'23" West, 488.72
feet; thence North 00'24'47" West,
317.20 feet; thence South 79*49'18"
,East, 618.50 feet to the Point of Be-
ginning.
Said lands being subject to an ease-
ment for ingress and egress 60 feet
East and West in the Northeast cor-
ner thereof, being more particularly
described as follows: A strip of land
60 feet in width being 30 feet each
side of a centerline described as fol-
lows:
Commence at the Southwest comer
of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 31,
Township-5 South, Range 16 East,
Columbia County, Florida, and run
thence North 89"18'21" East, along
the South line of said Section 31,
248.36 feet; thence North 00'24'47"
West, 45.30 feet to the North right-
of-way line of Faulkner Road and to
the Point of Beginning; thence con-
tinue North 00*24'47" West, 995.51
feet to Reference Point "A"; thence
continue North 00*24'47" West,
382.03 feet to Reference Point "B";
thence continue North 00'24'47"
West,, 654.42 feet to Reference Point
"C";' thence continue North
00'24'47" West, 520.44 feet to Ref-
erence Point "D"; thence continue
North 00'24'47" West, 257.74 feet
to Reference Point "E"; thence con-
tinue North 00*24'47" West, 582.65
feet to the South line of Pine Haven
Subdivision, a subdivision according
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 6, Pages 138 and 139, of the
Public Records of Columbia County,
Florida, and to the Point of Termina-
tion. Said Point of Termination being
also the Southerly terminus of Pine
Haven Lane in said subdivision. Al-
so, begin at Reference Point "A" and
run thence North 89"18'56" East,
873.80 feet to the Point of Termina-
tion. Also, begin at Reference Point
"B" and run thence South 89"19'13"
West, 648.40 feet to the Point of Ter-
mination. Also, begin at Reference
Point "C" and thence run North
89"18'56" East, 869.03 feet to the
Point of Termination. Also begin at
Reference Point "D" and run thence
North 89'18'56" East, 690.60 feet to
the Point of Termination. Also, begin
at Reference Point "E" and run
thence South 89'19'13" West,
738.94 feet to the Point of Termina-
tion.
TOGETHER WITH a 1999 SOUT
mobile home, title nos. 75334671,
75334665 and 75334668.
These Mobile Home titles will be re-
tired with the Florida Dept. of Motor
Vehicles according to Florida Statute
Section 319.261 and hereafter al-
ways a part of this real property.
The sale will be held on February 8,
2012, at 11:00 a.m. to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the front
steps of the Columbia County Court-
house, 173 NE Hemando Ave., Lake
City, Florida, in accordance with
Chapter 45, Florida Statutes.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE;/
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation to
participate in this proceeding, you
are entitled at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact ADA Coordinator,
173 NE Hemando Ave., Lake City,
Florida 32055 (386) 719-7428 at
least 7 days before you scheduled
court appearance, or immediately
upon receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled appear-
ance is less than 7 days; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Dated this 4th day of January, 2012.
P. DeWITT CASON
CLERK OF SAID COURT
By: -s- B. Scippio
As Deputy Clerk
SEAL
Lance P. Cohen
1912 Hamilton St., Suite 206
Jacksonville, FL 32210
904/388-6500
Attorney for Plaintiff

05530015
January 19, 26, 2012



Hbibt~dk


Legal

NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF NURS-
ING
IN RE: The license to practice nurs-
ing of
Johnathan Ivan Lynn, R.N.
4299 SW Carpenter Road
Lake City, Florida 32024
CASE NO.: 2011-13951
LICENSE NO.: RN 9235701
The Department of Health has filed
an Administrative Complaint against
you, a copy of which may be ob-
tained by contacting, Casey Cowan,
Assistant General Counsel, Prosecu-
tion .Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cy-
press Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee
Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-4640-
If no contact has been made by you
concerning the above by March 1,
2012, the matter of the Administra-
tive Complaint will be presented at
an ensuing meeting of the Board of
Nursing an informal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact the individual or agency
sending this notice not later than sev-
en days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice.' Tele-
phone: (850) 245-4640, 1-800-955-
8771(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770(V),
via Florida Relay Service.

05530136
January 19, 26, 2012
February 2, 9, 2012


Notice of Public Sale
On January 31, 2012 a 2006 Terry
Dakota travel Trailer, VIN
4CN2R302165344363 will be sold at
Travel Country RV Center, Inc., 530
SW Florida Gateway Dr., Lake City,
FL 32024. The Lienor is Travel
Country RV Center Inc., 530 SW
Florida Gateway Dr., Lake City, FL
32024 (386)752-3723. The Lienor
claims a lien for labor and services
performed for $6,400.39. This
amount payable to Lienor would re-
deem the unit from a lien claimed by
the lienor. This lien claimed by the
lienor is subject to enforcement pur-
suant to section 713.585, Florida
Statutes and the unit may be .sold, to
satisfy this lien. The unit will'be sold
on January 31, 2012 at Travel Coun-
try RV Center, Inc. at 3:00PM. The
registered owner of this unit and the
bank that holds the first lien has a
right to a hearing at any time prior to
the scheduled date of sale by filing a
demand for hearing with the clerk of
court in Columbia County, Florida
and mailing copies of the demand for
hearing to all other owners and lie-
nors as reflected on the notice, The
owner of the unit has a right to re-
cover p. .e.sion of dhe unit '.,'ithu
instituting jud.i:i. prj ccedingm ,,l.
polting t..nd in accordance ,i.h the
provisions of section 55i clI 7, Florn.
da Statutes, (Motor Vehicle Repair
Act.) Any proceeds form the sale re-
maining after payment of'the amount
claimed to be due and owing to the
lienor will be deposited with the
clerk of court for disposition upon
court order.
05530163
January 26, 2012
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRON-
MENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
The Department of Environmental
Protection announces receipt of an
application for permit from the City
of Lake City to construct and operate
a 3.0 mgd domestic wastewater treat-
ment facility which would consist of
Pretreatment Drum Screen, Grit sys-
tem, Five Stage Biological Nutrient
Removal (BNR), Two center feed
clarifiers, and a UV Disinfection sys-
tem. The proposed project will be lo-
cated at latitude 30o08'16" N, longi-
tude 82o40'26" W on 259 SW Kick-
lighter Terrace, Lake City, Florida
32024 in Columbia County.
This application is being processed
and is available for public inspection
during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at the
Department's Northeast District Of-
fice,
7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite B200,
Jacksonville, Florida 32256-7590, at
phone number (904)256-1619. Any
comments or objections should be
filed in writing with the Department
at this address. Comments or objec-
tions should be submitted as soon as
possible to ensure that there is ade-
quate time for them to be considered
in the Department's decision on the
application.
05530282
January 26, 2012


020 Lost & Found

LOST CAMERA at CVS Hwy.
90 W., on Jan. 16th, approx.
4:00 p.m., Call with information
FOUND!!!

MALE CAT, went missing
1/23/12, in the area of CR 137 &
208th Str., white with beige mark-
ings & fluffy tail. 386-965-7544
100 Job
1A0 Opportunities

05530193

BoiWortk

(ladies wear factory outlet)
Lake City Mall
is looking for
P/T THIRD KEY
Days, nights, and weekends.
Flexible hours a necessity.
Competitive wages, discount,
EOE
Apply in person at store
location Retirees are
encouraged to apply.

Sales Position available for
motivated individual Rountree -
Moore Toyota, Great benefits, paid
training/vacation. Exp. a plus but
not necessary. Call Anthony
Cosentino 386-623-7442


100 Job
Opportunities

05530224
Early Head Start Teacher
(Lawton's Place) HS
Diploma/GED, Bilingual
(Spanish/English) preferred,
5 Hour Literacy and 40 hrs
childcare training. Must pass
physical and DCF background
screening requirements, Current
First Aid/CPR preferred. Child
development associate (CDA)
credential AND training in early
childhood development; three
years of classroom experience
working with infants/toddlers
preferred; Apply in person at
236 SW
Columbia Ave or email resume
to employmentf(5sv4cs.org
(386-754-2222).

5 Temporary Farm Workers,
Needed. Employer: John W.
Camp Trenton, KY. Perform all
duties of Tobacco, Straw/Hay,
Greenhouse/Nursery, & Row Crop
Production including seeding,
planting, plowing, weeding,
spraying, harvesting, packaging
and general farm maintenance.
Employment Dates: 03/20/2012 -
12/15/2012. Wage of $9.38/hr.
Worker guaranteed 3/4 of contract
hours. Tools provided at no cost.
Free housing provided to
non commuting workers.
Transportation & subsistence
reimbursed when 50% of contract
is met. Apply for this job at the
nearest Florida One Stop Career
Center or call 386-755-9026 and
reference job order #KY0443028.
MECHANIC 'for busy truck shop.
Experience required with own
tools. Southern Specialized
386-752-9754


3 Temporary Farm Workers
Needed. Employer: Orville Hail
Jr. Somerset; KY. Perform all
duties of Tobacco, Straw/Hay,
Greenhouse/Nursery, & Vegetable
Production including seeding,
planting, plowing, weeding,
spraying, harvesting, packaging;
and general farm maintenance.
Employment Dates: 03/19/2012 -
01/18/2013. Wage of $9.38/hr.
Worker guaranteed 3/4 of contract
hours. Tools provided at no cost.
Free housing provided to non
commuting workers. Transporta-
tion & subsistence reimbursed
when 50% of contract is met.
Apply for this job at the nearest
Florida One Stop Career Center or
call 386-755-9026 and reference
-'; job order #KY0443957.
PERSONAL ASSISTANT/
RECEPTIONIST, Computer skills
required, reply to: P.O. Box 7246,
Lake City, FL 32055
PT Clerical position. 8-12p
M-F Must be a people person
w/good organizational, computer,
phone & customer skills. Must
multi task. Send resume &
references to Box 05082, C/O
The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box
1709, Lake City, FL, 32056
Sales Help at Florida Visitors
Center. Benefits, hourly wage
plus commission. Excellent
opportunity with National
company. Westgate Resorts.
Call Ed. 904-540-2314-or
Connie 386-344-0082
12 Temporary Farm Workers
Needed. Employer: Shannon
Perry DBA Perry Farms Cadiz,
KY. Perform all duties of
Tobacco, Straw/Hay, Greenhouse/
Nursery, & Row Crop Production
including seeding, planting,
plowing, weeding, spraying,
harvesting, packaging and general
farm maintenance. Employment
Dates: 03/19/2012 01/19/2013.
Wage of $9.38/hr. Worker guaran-
teed 3/4 of contract hours. Tools
provided at no cost. Free housing
provided to non commuting
workers. Transportation &
subsistence reimbursed when
50% of contract is met. Apply for
this job at the nearest Florida
One Stop Career Center or call
386-755-9026 and reference job
order #KY0443047.
WANTED:
SERVICE MANAGER
(Local heavy equipment dealer)
candidate will be responsible for
all aspects of the Service Dpt
operations. Must have a high level
of urgency, focus on customer
satisfaction and department
efficiency For a complete job
description, Please email
mmurphyvSbeardequipment.com.

SMedical
120v Employment

05530049
Physical Thrapy Center hiring a
Physical Therapist/Physical
Therapist's Assistant or Rehab
Aide. F/T or P/T.
Hands-on training w/some exp.
preferred. Personal training or
fitness background a plus. Basic
knowledge of anatomy and
exercises are a MUST.
Candidate must be confident,
have good people skills,
great attitude and be willing to
learn. Extreme motivation
promotes rapid growth. Send
resume to: pta714@hotmail.com
or fax to 386-755-3165.

05530283
Medical Billing Manager
Several years of experience in
medical office insurance coding,
and billing required. Excellent
Salary Based on Experience
Apply in confidence,
Email: mafaisal05()vyahoo.com

MA CNA Medical office.
2 years exp. required! Phlebotomy
required! Send resume to P.O. Box
805 Lake City, Florida 32056


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LAKE CITY REPORTER CLASSIFIED THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012


Medical
120 Employment
DENTAL HYGIENIST
needed. Full Time position
M-F 9:00 5:00pm Lake City
Office. Salary Commensurate with
experience. Please fax resume to:
386-752-3122 or email to
caw70(agaol.com

Desto Home Care is accepting
applications for Medical Billing/
Customer Svc. Prefer someone
who has medical billing exp. No
Calls. Apply in person at or drop
of resume to: Desoto Home Care
311 N. Marion Ave. Lake City

Schools &
240 Education

05530293
Interested in a Medical Career?
Express Training offers
courses for beginners & exp
Nursing Assistant, $479
next class-02/06/10
Phlebotomy national certifica-
tion, $800 next class-02/13/12
LPN 03/12/12
Fees incl. books, supplies, exam
fees. Call 386-755-4401 or
expresstrainingservices.com



310 Pets & Supplies
German Shepherd AKC Czech
pups w/health cert/shots. Excellent
temperament,superior quality &
socialized. Parents on site. $575
(352)486-1205
PUBLISHER'S NOTE
Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs
and cats being sold to be at least 8
weeks old and have a health
certificate from a licensed
veterinarian documenting they

free from intestinal and external
life must be licensed by Florida
Fish and Wildlife. If you are
unsure, contact the local
office for information.


402 Appliances
GE REFRIGERATOR
18-20 cu ft.
Very clean. $250. obo.
386-292-3927

KENMORE Front Load white
washing machine. Works great.
$250. obo
386-292-3927

403 Auctions
Surplus Property'Auction for the
Columbia County School Board.
Saturday Jan 28 at 9am
2 IH66 pass buses, 1(98)&1(95)
IH34 pass busses with chair lifts.
92 Ford.Taurus, tools, tables, desk
, chairs, file cabinets, engine stand,
walk in refrigerator, walk in
freezer, coolers, stainless steel
tables and more. Term: Cash,
Check, VISA, MC. Directions
from downtown LC go N on US ,
441 for 2 miles to sale site on Left.
Inspection will be Fri Jan. 27.
from 9-3 www.elrodauctions.com
(904)699-7067 AB 1698

'407 Computers
DELL Computer,
$100.00
386-755-9984 or
386-292-2170


408 Furniture
2 CHEST of Drawers.
Both for $30.00,
386-365-0262

4 METAL
KITCHEN CHAIRS
REALLY NICE. $20.00
386-365-0262
RECLINER
Fair Shape.
$20.00
386-365-0262

4i2 Medical
412 Supplies
Convalescent Equipment Wheel
chair crutches, potty, supports and
braces. Best Offer. 914 SW
Lamboy. Cr. Lake City. 32024

420 Wanted to Buy
K&H TIMBER
We Buy Pine Hardwood &
Cypress. Large or small tracts.
Call 386-288-6875.

Wanted Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans.
$300 & up CASH! Free Pick Up!
NO title needed !386-878-9260
After 5pm 386- 752-3648.


430 Garage Sales
Estate Sale. Sat & Sun Contents
of home MUST go. Also moto-
rhome, deck boat, farm equipment,
farm tractor & 2 axle trailer
w/ramps. Open 10am both days
Home Depot S on 247 to new Dol-
lar Store at that light, left on Calla-
han, past Rolling Meadows to 1st.
Rt. (Sparrow Terr) Rt. 1 mile to
SW Lamboy Rt. follow Rd to 914.


Leather 3 seater couch, 2 recliners
built in. 2 real comfy recliners.
Also, full living room set couch 2
swivel chairs, end & coffee tables.
Also, dining room, real oak table
w/ 6 chairs, china cabinet & china.-
Plus serving buffet and end table.
All $.Best Offer. 914 SW Lamboy
Cr. Lake City.
MOVING SALE, Wed. 1/25 -
Sun. 1/29, 7-?, 832 S.W. Biscayne
Gin, off McFarlane, antiqs., 2 bed-
rooms/like new mattresses, stereo.
PUBLISHER'S NOTE
All Yard Sale Ads
Must be Pre-Paid.


440 Miscellaneous
BISSEL Spot Cleaner machine.
Good condition.
$20.00
386-365-0262
FOR SALE
Kennedy 7-Drawer Machinist
Chest $45.00
Call 758-6886
FOR SALE
Pair Parallel Jaw Wooden Clamps
$35.00
Call 368-768-6886
Georgous electric fireplace.
See picture on Craigslist,
Gainesville, ID 2798925013.
$950. 386-344-1060

450 Good Things
0to Eat
The Nut Cracker, Robert Taylor
Buy, sell, crack & shell pecans
2738 CR 252 W, Lake City 32024
Pinemount Rd/CR 252 Taylorville
386-963-4138 or 961-1420
The Pecan House in Ellisville
We buy, sell & crack Pecans.
Several good Varieties.
386-752-6896


460 Firewood
FIREWOOD:
Cut to order and delivered.
1/2 cord $75.00
386-243-1977 or 752-3771
It's Getting Colder!! Firewood
$65. Truck Load. we will call you
back. We deliver under 20 mi
$100 per load. Over20 mi $120
per'load. Joey 965-0288.Lv mess.

630 Mobile Homes
6 0 ,for Rent..: .
2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo.
plus deposit. Water & sewer fur-
nished. Cannon Creek MHP
386-752-6422
2/2 Units.
Free Water,
sewer and trash pickup.
386-984-8448
3/2 partially furnished MH
fenced 15 ac. in Suwannee Coun-
ty. SOme farm and animal main-
tance exp. desirable. Terms neg.
386-454-7139 or 305-216-9893
3BR/2BA SWMH on 1 acre in
Ellisville. Private lot
$460. mo 1st, last plus deposit.
386-454-2250
COUNTRY LIVING
Great location. 2br/2ba MH.
Porches, utility bldg. $500. mo.
386-752-0608 or 365-2430
Mobile Homes for rent in
White Springs, & Ft. White.
Contact 386-623-3404
or 386-397-2779


Newer 2/2. Super clean on 1 ac.
North by distribution center.
Perfect for Target employee. $550.
mo Call for details. 386-867-9231

6.A0 Mobile Homes
V for0 sale :-

2011 Blowout
4/2 Doublewide only $34,995
On your land or mine
Call John T 386-752-1452

4BR/2BA
Over 2000 sq ft.
of living area.
Only $61;900
Call 386-752-3743
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. Beautiful Main-
tained DWMH, 5br/2ba on 1/2
acre. 12X24 workshop, fenced
.$105,000. MLS 77064
Hallmark Real Estate
4/3 DW w/14X76' porch on 5 ac.
in Ellisville area. 2 carports,
storage, fenced pasture. $99,900
#78295 Ginger Parker 365-2135
2006 Fleetwoo4 Anniversary Ser-
ies. 3br/2ba plus bonus rm adjoins
master. Garden tub. South side of
Lake City. Ez commute to G'ville
MLS #78411 $72;500 623-6896
Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473
.Results Realty. 3/2 DWMH, .91
ac in Three Rivers Estates. Well
maintained that shows pride of
ownership. MLS 78905 $120,000
Bank Repo! 3br/2ba Triplewide
$999 Down $377 month.
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E-mail
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Furnished Apts.
720 For Rent
Rooms for Rent. Hillcrest, Sands,
Columbia. All furnished. Electric,
cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly
or monthly rates. 1 person $135,
2 persons $150. weekly
386-752-5808

73A Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
lbr/1.5ba Country Cottage, Cathe-
dral ceilings, brick fireplace, wash-
er/dryer,1 ac fenced, private, some
pets, lease. 1st, last, sec, ref. Lake
City area $725 mo. Smoke Free
environment. 352-494-1989


2br Apartment.
Close to downtown & shopping.
$485. mo $585 dep.
386-344-2170


2BR/1BA Near FGC & Airport.
$450 mo.
386-752-0335
SMonday -Friday 8A-4P
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Affordable Lg. Home on 2 ac.,
being sold as is $59,900
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Results Realty 386-397-3473

71 Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent,








2/2 w/garage & washer/dryer
hookups. West side of town,
Call for details
386-755-6867.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX. $300 securi-
ty dep. $500. mo $150. Pet Depos-
it. Available now! 386-752-5389
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Amberwood Hills Apts.
Private Patio area. Beautiful yard.
Washer/dryer hkup. Free water &
sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special.
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Own a piece of history. Folk Vic-
torian in Wellborn. Includes triple-
wide MH. Total of 9 br's & 3ba.
Patti Taylor @ Access Realty
MLS # 71594 $149,900 623-6896
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
In town, 3/2 Concrete Block home,
fenced yard. $149, 900,
MLS 71999, Elaine Tolar
386-755-6488
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
3/2 in Woodcrest S/D.
$129,900 New AC in 2010.
Elaine K. Tolar. 755-6488
MLS# 75198
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Wonderful home on Lake. 4/3
Fireplace, many upgrades. MLS
76085, Elaine Tolar 755-6488 or
Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887
Close to town. 2br/2ba, wood lam-
inate floors. Vaulted ceilings.
MLS 76928 $59,900
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575.
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Neat & Tidy remodeled 2/2 open
floor plan. MLS# 77943.,
$94,500 Mary Brown Whitehurst
386-965-0887
Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473
Results Realty. Beautiful lot.
on the Suwannee.
Well & anerobic septic system.
MLS 78842 $45,000
Hallmark Real Estate
Investor/Ist time buyer? Azalea
Park. 3br w/carport. Only $57,900.
Price pending short dale approval.
#79521 Robin Williams 365-5146
Callaway S/D, 3br/2ba. Well
maintained. Fenced back yard &
double car garage. $175,000
MLS 79567 Century 21, The
Darby Rogers Co. 752-6575.
Custon Built 3/2 on 1.37 ac in
High Springs. Real wood floors,
stainless steel appl.Screened lanai.
Patti Taylor @ Access Realty
MLS # 79601 $178,000 623-6896
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Immaculate home on 10 + acres in
Wellborn. Tile floors, fenced, barn
w/workshop. $309, 900 MLS
79650, Elaine Tolar 386-755-6488
Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty
Excellent neighborhood. 4br/2ba.
2469 sqft on 1 + acres. $190,000
MLS 79654, Lori Giebeig
Simpson 386-365-5678
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. 5br/4ba Custom
kitchen, screened inground pool.
Many upgrades on 5 ac. Many
extras. .$385,000. MLS 79688
COMPLETELY REMODELED!
3BR/2BA mfg home on 1-acre
in Providence Vlg $45,900
DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCY,
INC. 755-5110 #79669
CYPRESS LANDING! 3BR/2BA
w/lg great room, split floor plan
& 2-car garage $105,000
DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCY,
INC. 755-5110 #79634


7 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
3/2, newer home,
nice neighborhood
386-623-2848

3br/1.5 ba. Completely renovated.
Centrally located, completely
fenced yard. $825. mo + lst, last &
security. 386-938-5637
3BR/1BA w/CH/A, Located in the
country. Credit check required.
$500. mo. $500 Deposit
No Pets!! 386-752-3225
Nice in town 2br/lba CH/A
$600. mo. $600 deposit.
386-758-3922 or
386-344-5065

750 Business &
750 Office Rentals
2 Business Offices For lease:
Approximately 1100sq ft each.
Located SE Baya Ave.
Call 386-755-3456 for info
FOR LEASE: 1100+/- sqft. Of-
fice Space beside the Red Barn on
Hwy 90. $750. mo. Please call
Steve for details. 850-464-2500
,For Rent or Lease: Former Doc-
tors office, Former professional
office & Lg open space: avail on
East Baya Ave. Competitive rates.
Weekdays 386-984-0622
evenings/week]ends 497-4762
Office for Lease, was Dr's office
$8 sqft/2707 sqft
Oak Hill Plaza
Tom 961-1086, DCA Realtor


805 Lots forSale
EASTSIDE VILLAGE
REALTY, INC.
MLS#76668 Buildable lot.
High and dry.
Call Denise @386-752-5290
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810, Home for Sale
Hallmark Real Estate
Just Listed. 3/2 on a Terraced hill.
Brick w/fenced yard. All applian-
ces. Owner Financed offered.
#79683 Janet Creel 386-719-0382


05530197
PROPERTY FOR SALE
SEALED BID
Suwannee County, FL
United States of America, Farm
S Service Agency
WILL SELL, AS IS, the
following described property
located in Suwannee County:
9.39 acres, more or less, located
at 16493 77th Road, Live Oak,
Florida 32060.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: The
SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of the
SE1/4 of Section 10, Township
4 South, Range 14 East, Less
and except the East 25 feet and
the North 25 feet thereof for
road and utility purposes.
THIS PROPERTY
CONTAINS a vacant dwelling
unit which FSA has deemed to.
be adequate for residential
occupancy. The property may
be examined at 16493 77th.
Road, Live Oak, Florida 32060.
Bids must be entered on
official bid forms, FSA-2592,
that may be obtained from the
indicated contact people. For a
bidding package or for further
information contact: Dana
Baucom at 352/379-4540 and
visit the FSA website at:
http://www.resales.usda.gov/
BIDDING FORMAT: THE
PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD
FOR CASH. The sale will be
by sealed bid. Bids will be re-
ceived until the public opening,
which will be at L130 pm on.
February 22, 2012, at the office
of the State Executive Director,
FSA, 4440 NW 25th Place,
Gainesville, FL 32606. Bids
must be accompanied by a 10%
bid deposit in the form of a
certified check, cashier's check,
postal money order or bank
money order payable to Farm
Service Agency. FSA will,
choose the highest bid. The
deposit will be returned to
unsuccessful bidders. Term of
sale will be cash only. The
United States of America
reserves the right to reject any or
all bids. FSA will not offer
financing for this property.
The USDA Farm Service
Agency is an equal opportunity
lender and provider.
Complaints of discrimination
should be sent to USDA,
Director, Office of Civil Rights,
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

4 acres, Wellborn, New Well
installed, Beautifully wooded
w/cleared Home Site, owner fin,
no down, $39,900, $410 mon
Call 352-215-1018
www.LandOwnerFinancing.com
20 ac Wooded tract.
10 m iles from Cedar Key.
MLS 78886, $70,000.
Brittany Stoeckert
Results Realty. 386-397-3473
Owner Financed land with only
$300 down payment. Half to ten ac
lots. Deas Bullard/BKL Properties
386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com

83O Commercial
8 V Property
Hallmark Real Estate
Rental Investment. 4 duplexes
(8 apartments) All units are rented
and in good shape.
#69380 Janet Creel 719-0382
Hallmark Real Estate Camp-
ground/RV Park w/67 pull thrus,
cabins & mobile home. Showers,
clubhouse -k2 story owner home.
#78793 Janet Creel 719-0382


2009 Travel Trailer
39 foot' self-contained, 2
slides, awning, W/D, many
extras.
$23,500 OBO
Call Cell
443306-8710_


810 Home for Sale
EASTSIDE VILLAGE
Realty, Inc. 2 bedroom/2 bath.
1 car garage. Priced to sell.
Call Denise @386-752-5290

Contemporary Elegance.
MLS 79579 4br/3ba plush carpet
& so much more! $224,900
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6515.
Century 21, The Darby Rogers
Co. 752-6575. 3/3 8.3 acres.
Has 14x30 workshop with electric.
MLS 79345 $199,900

NICE 31BR/2BA DWMH w/fenced
yard plus double carport &
wkshop $39,900 DANIEL
CRAPPS AGENCY, INC.
755-5110 #79078
ONLY $38,500 for 4BR/2BA
concrete block home; apply
TLC & make this house a home
DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCY,
INC. 755-5110 #79477
PRICE SLASHED!. 3BR/2BA
brick home newly renovated &
inground pool, fenced yard '
$69,500 DANIEL CRAPPS
AGENCY, INC. 755-5110 #79233
PRICED TO SELL FAST! Large
3BR/2BA home near schools
& shopping $28,500 DANIEL
CRAPPS AGENCY, INC
755-5110 #77505


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Great Investment in city limits.
Both units occupied.
MLS 79206 $50,000.
Brittany Stoeckert
Results Realty 386-397-3473

GREAT INVESTMENT
2 units w/ 2br/lba, 2 stories
w/balconies. MLS 79271.
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870 Real Estate
870 Wanted

05530165
The Department of Veterans
Affairs', Lake City Medical
Director, is seeking to lease
8,800 to 9,000 net usable square
feet for a succeeding or new
lease for the Lake City
Administrative Office. The site
shall have adequate parking
for approximately 80 vehicles,
including 3 dedicated handicap-
ped parking spaces. The site
shall be handicapped accessible
in accordance with the Uniform
Federal Accessibility Standards
(4 CFR 101-19.6, App A) and
shall conform to Federal Laws
& Regulations governing
Federal Leases, site renovations,
construction and fire codes. A .
lease for up to 10 years will be
considered. Expected occupancy
is required by
NOVEMBER 2012.
To be considered, the space
shall be within the delineated
area and within walking distance
(1/8th of a mile) of Public
Transportation. The delineated
area boundary is defined as:
North to: Intersection of U.S.
441 and County Road 100A
West to: Intersection of
Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway
90 South to: Intersection of '
U.S. 41/441 and County Road
252 East to: Intersection of
State Road 100 and U.S. High-
way 90 Usable square feet does
not include such common
building areas as stairs,
elevators, mechanical and utility
rooms, ducts, shafts, vestibules,
public corridors, and public
toilets required by local code.
The Government is limited by
law (40 USC 278a, as Amended
10-1-81) to pay no more than
the appraised fair rental value
for space. Please note: This
advertisement is NOT a solicita-
tion for offers, nor is it a request
for proposals. A solicitation for
offers may be issued bythe
Department of Veterans Affairs
at a later date. Interested parties
shall provide evidence that
properties are outsidethe 100
year flood plain. A market
survey will be conducted by the
Department of Veterans
Affairs. For consideration,
please provide the following:
1) Site location;
2) Property description;
3) Total square footage;
4) Floor plans;
5) Photographs.
To be considered, interested
parties (owners, brokers or their
legal representatives) shall
provide a written statement from
the building owner stating
that the interested party has
the authority to represent
the buhding, owner. The
aforementioned information
shall be submitted no later than
4 p.m. on February 6, 2012
to: Rachel Griner,
Contracting Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs,
Activity 8 SAO East
-619 South Marion Avenue
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: 386-755-3016 EXT 3660
Email: Rachel.Griner@va.gov.
RESPONDENTS ARE
ADVISED THAT THE VA
ASSUMES NO
RESPONSIBILITY TO
AWARD A LEASE BASED
UPON RESPONSES TO THIS
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LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012


Big four ready to meet at Australian Open'


By John Pye
Associated Press


With Novak Djokovic
clutching his leg and strug-
gling to breathe, it looked like
the "Big 4" semifinal lineup
at the Australian Open might
not come together.
Then Djokovic's champi-
onship instincts kicked in.
The top-ranked Serb
held off No. 5 David Ferrer
in a -second-set tiebreaker
Wednesday night and then
-raced through the third set
for a 64, 7-6 (4), 6-1 win,
setting up a rematch of last
year's final against fourth-
ranked Andy Murray.
Order was restored.
For 10 days, nearly every-
one at Melbourne Park has
talked about the top four play-
ers and how they are on a
higher level than the rest of
men's tennis. But with the
other three already in the
semis, Djokovic looked to be
in trouble in the second set
"No, I don't have any physi-
cal issues," Djokovic said,
playing down any health con-
cerns. "I feel very fit and I feel
mentally, as well, very fresh.
"Its just today I found it
very difficult after a long
time to breathe because I felt
the whole day my nose was
closed a little bit I just wasn't
able to get enough oxygen."
The win ensured that the
top four men reached the
semifinals for the third time
in four Grand Slams. Murray
beat Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
earlier Wednesday, while sec-
ond-rnked Rafael Nadal and
No. 3 Roger Federer were
already preparing for their
semifinal showdown, their
10th clash at a major but their
first meeting at that stage of a
Grand Slam since 2005.
Doubts about Djokovic's
temperament surfaced after
he won his first major at the
2008 Australian Open. He
went another 11 majors before
reaching another Grand Slam
final, which he lost.
In his first title defense


ASSOCIATED PRESS
Switzerland's Roger Federer makes a backhand return to Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during their quarterfinal at the
Australian Open tennis championship, in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday.


in .2009, he struggled with
breathing problems and the
heat and had to retire from
his quarterfinal match against
Andy Roddick.
Trying again to defend
the Australian Open title, and
again in the quarterfinals,
the 24-year-old Djokovic was
leading by a set and a break
when he dropped a service
game against Ferrer.
At break point, he scram-
bled to hit a defensive lob on
his backhand and didn't even
wait for if to land out before
turning to face the back of the
court, grabbing at the back
of his left leg. He leaned over
and rested his head on the
top of his racket Ferrer was
back in contention.


For the rest of the set,
Djokovic sneaked looks at
his coaches and team in the
stands. He cajoled himself at
the baseline and took time
between points.
Attimes he looked exhaust-
ed. At times he looked sore.
"Look, you know, in these
conditions, at this stage of
the tournament, when you're
playing somebody like
David, somebody that has
great shots from both sides
from the baseline, makes
you always play over five to
10 shots in the rally, your
physical strength and endur-
ance comes into question,"
Djokovic calmly explained
of his on-court demeanor.
"Actually I'm not concerned


about that at all.
"I'm really fit and I have
no concerns 6f recovering
for the next match. It's just
a matter of breathing better
through the nose."
That may not be how
Murray's new coach, Ivan
Lendl, sees it Lendl has been
working with Murray this
month, trying to help him
break his Grand Slam title
drought the Briton has
lost three major finals without
winning a set, including the
last two in Australia..
Lendl lost the first four
Grand Slam finals he contest-
ed, before' winning eight of
his next 15.
He was doing some scout-
ing Wednesday night at Rod


Laver Arena, sitting about
15 rows behind the Djokovic
group, surrounded by peo-
ple waving Serbian flags.
He couldn't have missed
the sideways glances from
Djokovic to his support crew,
or the fact that he sat down
in a line judge's chair when
Ferrer challenged a line call.
Murray and Djokovic have
been playing each other since
they were 12, and know each
other so well they sometimes
hit together and kick a soccer
ball around.
But they haven't been on
the same side of a Grand Slam
draw for a while. Murray said
he always seems to be drawn
with Nadal, while Djokovic
and Federer have frequently


been on the same half.
Murray said he's not nec-
essarily more relaxed in
Australia, "just more used to
being in this position because
of the experience."
"Definitely have more
experienced than I had 4t
this point last year because
played deep in the Slams th#
last five or six of them." y.
To him, the prospect of noQ
playing Nadal in the semi|
"doesn't make a huge differ-
ence."
"Not like the match on
Friday's going to be easy
because Novak's obviously
playing great tennis," he
said. "It doesn't change too
much."
Nadal and Federer will
play on Rod Laver Arena
on Thursday night, with thM
Australian great in attendance|
- partly to celebrate 50 yearn
since he completed his fir4
Grand Slam of winning a#
four majors in 1962.
In the day session, 2(4)8
Australian Open winner
Maria Sharapova will play
reigning Wimbledon champi-
on Petra Kvitova, and defends
ing Australian champion Kim
Clijsters will take on No. 3
Victoria Azarenka. Three f
the four- excluding Clijster
- can finish the tournameAnt
with the No. 1 ranking. '
Azarenka is the only one of
the semifinalists who hasn't
won a major the last eight
women's titles have been
shared among six women.
Not so the majors on the
men's side, which have been
much more tightly held.
The "Big 4" have reached
the semifinals of the last two
Grand Slams, and three of the
last four. But it needs to be
put into perspective: that has
only happened twice before
at the Australian Open, in
1988 and 2005.
And if ifs any 'omen for
Federer and Murray, No. 3
Mats Wilander beat No. 4 Pat
Cash in the '88 final and No. 4
Marat Safin beatNo. 3 Ueyton
Hewitt in the '05 final.


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