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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City Reporter SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYRE PO RTER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 TODAY IN NEWS Brand new bikes for 65 local children, 7A. ALSO IN NEWS Christmas Dream Machine giveaway, 6A. Vol. 139, No. 229 1A By TONY BRITT The pending merger of Lake Shore Regional Medical Centers parent com pany, Health Management Associates, and Community Health Systems, could result in the Lake Shore Hospital Authority disbanding if the hospital is sold. A public hearing has been scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 at the Lake Shore Hospital Authority Administrative build ing, 259 NE Franklin St., where the public will give feedback about the proposed merger and potential sale. The public hearing will be held to provide interested persons the opportunity to be heard regarding the potential sale of public hospital facilities owned by Lake Shore Hospital Authority of Columbia County, said Jack Berry, Lake Shore Hospital Authority executive director. The facilities include the parking lots, the hospital, doctors offices, the Lake Shore Hospital Authority Administrative Complex, the hospital records building and all vacant lands. In July Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Centers parent company, Health Management Associates, agreed to a merger with Community Health Systems, Inc. Under the agreement, Community Health Systems proposed to buy HMA in a $7.6 billion deal. The $7.6 bil lion acquisition by Community Health Systems will include assuming HMAs $3.7 billion debt. HMA operates or is a part ner in 23 hospitals in the state, including Shands Lake Shore, Shands Live Oak and Shands Starke, while Community FILE A public hearing has been set for Monday, Jan. 13 at 5:15 p.m. in regards to the proposed merger and potential sale of Lake Shore Regional Medical Center. Shands Lake Shore may go on the block Bones finds a home HUMANE SOCIETY Woman read of his plight in newspaper article, claimed him. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON Without a doubt, Mary Brooker knew she wanted Bones. She didnt know what he looked like, she didnt know his age and she didnt know how well he would behave. But, Bones a mediumsized beige dog from the Lake City Humane Society had been waiting for over a year to find a forever home. I knew I wanted him, she said. Hes been here the longest. I said, man, I got to go get him. Bones, along with 9 other dogs and 4 cats, were selected by the Humane Society for a Christmas Adoption Special at Petsmart on US Highway 90. The society wanted to find homes for the ani mals who had lived at the shelter the longest, and by mid-afternoon Saturday they had succeeded in 54th Mass. may be there for Olustee re-enactment Spradley is statewide Volunteer of the Year By AMANDA WILLIAMSON After organizing nearly 8,000 vol unteers equal to more than a $1 mil lion dollar in kind donation for the Columbia County School District, Volunteer Coordinator Dorothy Spradley earned the 2013 statewide Adele Graham Award for her efforts. Every year, the Florida Association of Partners in Education recognize one district volunteer coordinator in Florida for his or her performance over the course of the year. According to Spradley, she is the first coordinator from a small district to be selected in several years. When I look at the slate of those who have been given this award in the past, there are from larger districts, she said. Im getting this honor for Columbia County.... If you think about the amount of hours the volunteers give, there are a lot of programs we wouldnt have in this district if not for our volunteers. Adele Khoury Graham, wife of former Florida governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham, believed in the educational value for all districts to have staff and financial resources committed to recruiting, training JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Dorothy Spradley, the Columbia County School District Volunteer-Education Marketing Coordinator, was awarded the 2013 Florida Association of Partners in Education Adele Graham Award. The trophy and a check for $500 was pre sented to her at a School Board meeting on Dec. 10. Im honored to receive this. Im very honored because I know the caliber of those who are selected. I was quite honored... I dont feel like its just me receiving the award. Its our whole county. Dorothy Spradley, Columbia County School District Volunteer Coordinator By TONY BRITT A company of re-enactors rep resenting soldiers from the 54th Massachusetts, US Colored Troops, is attempting to muster enough men to participate in the 150th Battle of Olustee Anniversary festivities. The 54th Massachusetts was a unit of African Americans that participat ed in the Battle of Olustee. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and the 35th United States Colored Troops covered the Unions retreat as Confederate forces repelled them when Union troops tried to march on Tallahassee. Black forces comprised about one-third of Union forces at the Battle of Olustee. The re-enactors have been invit ed to participated in the Olustee Battle Festival Parade as well as take park in the Battle of Olustee re-enactment in Baker County. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON Unemployment in Columbia County remained steady in November, showing a local job less rate lower than the state average. According to information released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Columbia Countys unemployment rate for November was 6.1 percent. In October, the figure was also 6.1 percent. Statewide, the unemployment rate fell from 6.7 in October to 6.4 in November. The states November rate was the lowest since July 2008, when it was also 6.4 percent. The monthly number keeps Florida below the national unemployment rate, where its been since March. The national jobless rate for November was 7.0, which also represented a 0.3 percent drop since October. In November, Columbia Countys labor force totaled 30,544. Of those, 28,688 were employed and 1,854 were active ly seeking employment. The month before saw a slightly higher labor force at 30,657. Out of Octobers work force, 28,790 were employed and 1,867 were unemployed. In November 2012, Columbia Countys unemployment rate was 7.5 percent. Statewide, the unemployment rate was 8 per cent in 2012. Monroe County held the low est unemployment rate in the County unemployment rate lower than state By the numbers $7.6 billion proposed cost of acquisition $3.7 billion Health Manage ment Associates debt that Community Health Systems will take on in merger 23 number of hospitals in state HMA operates or is a part of 2 number of hospitals CHS owns in state 83 61 Mostly Cloudy, 8A TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Police . . . . . . . . 3A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 5D Puzzles . . . . . . . 3B MERGER continued on 7A BONES continued on 6A OLUSTEE continued on 7A JOBS continued on 3A SPRADLEY continued on 7A Columbia, Fort White bring home wins. Doggie clothes a great last-minute Christmas gift. SUNDAY EDITION 1C 1B By TONY BRITT The Lake Shore Hospital Authority is an independent special state taxing district. It was established original ly to construct and operate Lake Shore Hospital. In 1987, the hospital was leased to Santa Fe Healthcare and in 1996, it was leased to Shands Healthcare. Under the lease arrange ment, the authority entered into an indigent care agree ment with the hospital for the hospital to take care of Columbia County resi dents emergencies. Through the agreement the authority pays 50 per cent of indigent in-patient care and 30 percent of indi gent out-patient care. As part of the lease agree ment, the authority is obli gated to levy a 1.5 mill tax devoted to indigent care at the hospital and must sup port an indigent clinic. For more than 10 years, Shands Healthcare had a lease agreement with the Lake Shore Hospital Authority where Shands leased the Lake Shore Hospital facility from the Hospital Authority Board. In May 2010 Shands HISTORY continued on 7A FOR SALE? A brief history of LSHA, HMA JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Mary Booker adopted Bones on Friday.


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 2-3-15-35-5 Friday: 11-18-23-26-34 Saturday: Afternoon: 3-5-1 Saturday: Afternoon: 7-6-2-8 Wednes day: 7-24-37-39-40-1 SeaWorld runs ads after performers cancel ORLANDO S eaWorld on Friday posted ads in a handful of newspa pers around the nation in response to a critical documentary that inspired eight musical acts to can cel performances at the companys Orlando marine park. Both the ad and open letter on its website, www. describe SeaWorld as an advocate for animals and detail efforts to rescue and care for marine ani mals. Inaccurate reports recently have generated questions about SeaWorld and the animals in our care, the full-page ad said. The truth is in our parks and people, and its time to set the record straight. On Friday, SeaWorld spokesman Fred Jacobs said in an email: We did the ads because there was a great deal of dis honesty and misinforma tion in the online discus sion of SeaWorld over the last several weeks, and we felt an open let ter was the best way to provide the truth about SeaWorld. The cancellations have had no effect on park attendance, Jacobs said in his email. The documentary Blackfish explores what may have caused a 12,000-pound orca named Tilikum to kill veteran SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Tilikum pulled her into a pool. The orca also was involved in two other deaths. The documentary argues that killer whales, when in captivity, become more aggressive to humans and each other. The newspaper ad said SeaWorld hasnt taken a wild killer whale into captivity for 35 years due to its successful breeding program. It also said that SeaWorld doesnt separate killer whale mothers and calves and that the compa ny has invested $70 million over the past three years in its parks killer whale habitats. Warning: gunfire not for celebration TAMPA The family of a Tampa Bay-area boy hit by a stray bullet on New Years Day 2012 is urging gun owners not to fire into the air to celebrate the holidays. Authorities blamed cel ebratory gunfire for Diego Durans injuries. Now 14, the high school freshman still suffers from memory problems. His family started a charity, Bullet Free Sky, to spread awareness about the dangers of celebratory gunfire. The Tampa Bay Times reports that at a news conference Friday at a Tampa gun range, Diegos mother said the charity is not anti-gun but pro-com mon sense. Sandy Duran said that when you shoot in the air, the bullets dont evaporate or disappear. She wants state legisla tors to increase penalties for shooting into the air, which currently is a mis demeanor in Florida. Villages woman has 70 pen pals THE VILLAGES When Marjorie Martin checks her mailbox, cards and letters outnumber her bills at least 2-to-1. Thats because The Villages resident corre sponds with 70 pen pals from around the world, she said. And days without letters are rare. Its nice to get a letter instead of a bill, she said. Each day, Martin sits down at her well-lit kitchen table and writes two to five letters to her pen pals. Some she hand writes; others she types on her computer. Some pen pals she has been corresponding with for more than two decades; others, for far less time. Two of them even share her full name. But Martin has some thing in common with all 70: They love letters and sharing their lives through them. Martin has met several of her pen pals in person. Theyve attended pen pal picnics and even have stayed at each others homes. But there never has been an awkward moment meeting a pen pal, she said. Martin already knows a pen pals personality through her letters. Her devotion raises the question: Will she be a pen pal for life? As long as I can, she said. As long as my mem ory and hands hold out. LOS ANGELES W hen the A&E network sus pended Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson for disparaging gay people, it may have followed a time-honored TV tradition of quickly silencing a star who, for better or worse, speaks his mind. But in doing so it also ruffled the feathers of possibly millions of fans of its most popular show. Fourteen hours after it was learned that Robertson had been placed on indefinite hiatus for telling GQ mag azine, among other things, that gays are headed to hell, more than a halfmillion people liked an impromptu Facebook page demanding the show be boycotted until he returns. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who had her picture taken with Robertson just last month, com plained that his free-speech rights were being trampled. Bobby Jindal, governor of the state of Louisiana, where the show is filmed, com plained that Miley Cyrus got a pass for twerking on TV while Phil got shown the door. T-shirts, of course, went on the market with the words I Dont Give a Duck About A or E, Bring Back Phil. Its a show that is promoting clean living and good moral values, and thats something we need more of today, one of the programs many fans, Rick Peter of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, told The Associated Press. Its also a show that 67-year-old Robertson, who sports a beard that seemingly should qualify him for immediate membership in the rock group ZZ Top, is at the center of. When or if hell return or if hell ever really go away, however is an open question. Usher: Biebers mishaps are part of growing up LOS ANGELES Usher says though Justin Bieber had a wild year, people shouldnt count the pop singer out just yet. I mean more money more prob lems, the R&B singer said in an interview Wednesday at the premiere of Justin Bieber Believe in Los Angeles. The beautiful part about it is that those that are invested in a long term story you understand that there are peaks and valleys in every persons life some. Unfortunately the reality is he has to live with a camera in front of him, but what he chooses to do on or off camera is analyzed or scrutinized in some off way. Earlier this year Bieber was caught on camera clashing with a paparazzo. While touring the pop star fainted backstage at a London show and had to be taken to a hos pital. These incidents came after photos of Bieber appearing to smoke marijuana hit the Web. During the summer, he also had to apologize by phone to Bill Clinton, for cursing the former president and spraying his photo with cleaning fluid in a New York City restaurant kitchen. His longtime manager Scooter Braun agreed that Justin Bieber had a very crazy 2013. Pandoras box was opened. I mean he got a little bit into trouble, Braun began to explain as crowds screamed hysterically behind him upon Biebers arrival. I dont know its tough because the whole world is a critic, said Biebers mother Pattie Mallette. I think sometimes people dehuman ize celebrities and I think whats so great about this movie is that you get to see his humanity. I think the media has been ter rible on him, Biebers grandmother Diane Dale fired back. There are so many lies going around. A little bit is true but most of it is lies. Justin Bieber Believe, which opens in U.S. theaters Christmas Day, captures a behind-the-scenes look at the 19-year-old star. Bieber will release a new album, Journals, on Dec. 23. Dynasty fans on Robertsons hiatus Wednesd ay: 2-5-9-24-34-40-x5 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Correction The phone number for Bob and Jo-Ann Pettigrew was printed incorrectly in the Operation Christmas Child article in Fridays edition of the Reporter. The correct phone num ber to reach the Pettigrews is 386-755-1958. HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. 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Circulation .............. 755-5445 ( Home delivery rates (Tuesday -Friday and Sunday) 12 Weeks .................. $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46 Rates include 7% sales tax. Mail rates 12 Weeks .................. $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter Celebrity Birthdays Television journalist and broadcaster Diane Sawyer is 68. Actor Ralph Fiennes, Lord Voldemort from the Harry Soap Opera actress Lauralee Bell is 45. American Idol season 6 winner Jordin Sparks is 24. Thought for Today Scripture of the Day And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus, Nobel Prize-winning author TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter Food and fellowship for the holidays Kay Daly, Christian Service Center of Columbia County executive director, and Rev. Russell Taylor, Christ Fellowship Baptist Church pastor, put food in a bag that will be given to local families as a Christian Service Center Christmas Basket. COURTESY Operation Christmas Child The North Central Florida area packed and shipped over 21,000 shoeboxes filled with school supplies, toys and personal hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritans purse program that shares the Good News of Christ, and the joys of Christmas, with children around the world. 2A Associated Press Associated Press


3A Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 3A WE ARE WOMEN, WE ARE M OTHERS, WE UNDERST A ND Daina Greene, MD Board Certied Healthcare Provider Marlene Summers, CNM SPECIALIZING IN: Womens health and Primary Care New Patients Welcome Call today for a personal appointment: 386-755-0500 449 SE Baya Drive Lake City, Florida 32025 offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. Lauren Williams, ARNP Closed Christmas Day & New Years Day By STEVEN RICHMOND The Columbia County Sheriffs Office arrested a Lake City man Thursday accused of distributing marijuana and resisting an officer with violence, CCSO reports. A sheriffs deputy made contact with Trevarius Sherrod Ingraham, 24, of 319 NW Albright Place, after a Dollar General manager placed a call about a suspicious black male fitting his descrip tion around 8:12 p.m. Thursday, according to the arrest report. The store owner report edly said a black male in red shorts and a black hoodie spent over an hour in the store without buy ing anything. After leaving the scene, the deputy noticed Ingraham, wearing a black hoodie and red shorts, walking on Bascom Norris and Main near Cedar Park Apartments, according to the report. As the deputy made con tact with him, Ingraham began slowly backing away from the deputy, eyes wide open and body shaking, the report said. The deputy felt a cluster of small plastic bags filled with a soft material during a patdown of Ingraham, the report said. Ingraham then tried to flee and threw the bags on the ground, the report said. A scuffle between the suspect and deputy ensued, with the deputy throwing Ingraham to the ground at least three times before he was detained, the report said. Due to redactions in the report, it is unclear how the deputy was finally able restrain Ingraham and place him in custody. The plastic bags were filled with a substance that tested positively for mari juana, the report said. Ingraham was booked into Columbia County Detention Facility on $29,000 bond. He faces charges of resisting an officer with violence, intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, drug equipment possession, destroying evidence, pos session of a controlled substance and giving a false name. By STEVEN RICHMOND The Lake City Police Department arrested a man accused of possess ing marijuana and cocaine Thursday afternoon, LCPD reports. Officers made con tact with Brandon Xavier Penson, 19, of 465 SW McFarlane Ave., who was a passenger in a blue Chevrolet truck that ran a stop sign at the corner of NW Wilson Street and NW Dixie Avenue around 5:11 p.m. Thursday, accord ing to the arrest report. After pulling the men over, the officer noticed the smell of marijuana as he approached the truck and called head quarters for backup, the report said. Penson had an existing violation-of-parole warrant for arrest and was detained on site, the report said. Officers searched Penson and the vehicle and found varying quantities of marijuana and cocaine that added up to 35.4 grams and 24.57 grams, respectively, as well as $131 composed of ones, fives and tens, the report said. Penson was booked into Columbia County Detention Facility without bond. He faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana pos session over 20 grams, marijuana and cocaine possession with intent to sell, narcotic equipment possession and violating parole. From staff reports LIVE OAKThree peo ple are in stable condition following a minor collision Wednesday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. James Cleon Westberry, 77, Live Oak, was driving his 1998 GMC Sierra west on US 90 and attempted to turn onto Helvenston Street around 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, according to a crash report. During his maneuver, Westberry turned in front of a 2003 Dodge Neon driven by Susan Marie Schnaudigel, 41, Live Oak, who was driv ing east on US90. The right front of Westberrys vehicle then struck the right-front side of Schnaudigels vehicle. Schnaudigel and her pas senger Olevia L. Bogan, 71, Live Oak, both sustained minor injuries and were treated at Shands Live Oak following the collision. Westberry did not sus tain any injuries. All indi viduals involved were wear ing seatbelts. There was no suspicion of either driving operating under the influ ence of alcohol. Westberry was cited for an improper left turn. POLICE BRIEFS Man arrested on drug possession, resisting Ingraham Local man arrested for marijuana 3 injured in Live Oak collision Penson November real estate market remains static from last year By STEVEN RICHMOND Columbia Countys real estate mar ket remained relatively static for the month of November, according to a market detail report released by Florida Realtors. The association reported 25 closed sales for single family homes for the month of November, unchanged from last years 25 closed sales for the same month. Novembers sales were also the second lowest of the year behind the 18 closed sales in February, and short of the year-to-date average of 33.4 closed sales per month. Dan Gherna, executive vice president of the Lake City Board of Realtors, summed up November in one wordTypical. Typically, November, December and January are slower months, Gherna said. What Im noticing is the median price drop, but that was due to 40 percent of sales being cash sales. Cash is the payment method of choice for Florida real estate buyers, it turns out. Figures from the real estate site RealtyTrac show that almost two-thirds of real estate purchases in Florida were cash sales in November. A big reason for that is the num ber of institutional investors buying real estate in the Sunshine State. For Columbia County, Novembers median sale price of $100,000 was down 7.4 percent compared to November 2012. However, a handful of high-priced sales pushed average sale price up to $121,752, a 9.0 per cent year-over-year change. The number of active listings con tinued to climb as well, continued a slow upward trend from Januarys 365 to 428 for November. Theres a lot more people entering the market, theyre putting their toes in the water, Gherna said. Theres so much on the internet for consum ers to value property. A lot of its junk, but theres enough you can get an idea of what youd pay. November also marked the first month since at least January 2009 without any short sales in Columbia County. Short sales are dropping every where, theres a lot of programs out there and prices are climbing slowly, Gherna said. Some of the govern ment programs lately have taken the sting out of the upside-down hom eowners. Despite a lackluster month, Gherna said 2013 overall will be an improve ment over the past two years. As of [Friday, Dec. 20], weve had 383 houses with closed sales, he said. Last year, we sold 331...291 in 2011. Were starting to see a smidgen of new construction. The official data for December will be released Jan. 23, 2014. The Associated Press contributed to this story. County considers need, consequence of initiating $18 million radio upgrades By STEVEN RICHMOND County Manager Dale Williams had a frank dis cussion with county com missioners about the need and feasibility of upgrad ing the countys outdated public safety communica tions network Thursday evening. I am thoroughly con vinced as manager...that Columbia County is in dire need of a new communi cation system, Williams said. We have some issues and those issues are best fixed by moving into a completely different arena and platform than what we currently use. The county currently operates a very high fre quency (VHF) tower sys tem that is prone to inter ference and dead zones when public safety offi cialslaw enforce ment, EMS, firefight ers, etc. enter rural and indoor areas. I fear that one day Ill get a call from the sheriff or some other emergency response team saying I have lost an employee because they got out of their vehicle and could not communi cate, commissioner Ron Williams said. And thats scary. Very, very scary. The county hired RCC Consultants, an indepen dent telecom consulting firm, to develop an upgrade strategy and act as a neu tral mediator during nego tiations between Columbia and other telecommunica tions companies. County staff received an offer from Motorola for the countywide upgrade based on rates from a similar project St. Johns County completed earlier this year. However, the price-tag is roughly $18.5 million, including $2 million in incentives that will expire Dec. 31. Domino effect Dale Williams warned that Columbia County would be forced to finance the project, which would be the second-largest capi tal expense in Columbias history behind the court house ren ovations. You are literally looking at debt ser vice that will range some where between $1.25 to $1.75 mil lion a year, Dale Williams said. You do not enter into a project like this without doing a lot of due diligence. We have got to decide how were going to make those payments. He added that executing an agreement of this mag nitude would have a dom ino effect and would most likely postpone many of the countys future plans, including the construction of a new detention facility, salary increases and road improvement projects. This project is going to suck up fund balance. There is absolutely no way that I, in good faith, can sit here tonight and tell you were in a position, in my opinion, to proceed with this, Dale Williams said. Commissioners con sulted with county attor ney Marlin Feagle, seek ing some way to enter into the contract with Motorola before the incentives expire while also including a clause that would allow the county to back out of the agreement should they not appropriate the money. Sustainable funding If youre thinking we can just back out of it by not appropriating the money, I dont think thats that easy, Feagle said. Im not comfortable with the board signing these documents with the reser vations you have. Commissioners ulti mately voted four to one to send Motorola a letter requesting a 90day extension on their offer. Commissioner Ron Williams cast the lone dissenting vote, saying I dont agree with that, either. Regardless of Motorolas response, the commission ers will meet over a series of workshops in the com ing months to find a sus tainable source of funding for the project. I fear that one day Ill get a call from the sheriff or some other emergency response team saying I have lost an employee because they got out of their vehicle and could not communicate. And thats scary. Very scary. Dale Williams, County Manager Elks Lodge Toy Giveaway on Dec. 24 Elks Lodge #0893 will be having their annual Christmas Toy Giveaway on Tuesday Dec. 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Lodge members will be giving toys, candy and food baskets from their location at 259 NE Hernando Ave. There are rumors Santa Claus will make an appearance. state at 3.7 percent. The highest unemployment rate in the state was Hendry County with 11.3 percent. According to Denise Wynne, Florida Crown Workforce Board Lead Employer Services repre sentative, jobs in govern ment, natural resources and mining and construc tion lost jobs over the year. Annual job growth rates for professional and business services, finan cial actives and manu facturing exceeded the state rates in Columbia County. Jobseekers and employers alike are encouraged to make the acquaintance of their local workforce staff here at Florida Crown Workforce, which will be undergoing a name change as part of the States branding campaign, Wynne said. However, we will still be in the same locations in Lake City and Trenton. We have many services available to assist in bring ing people and businesses together. JOBS Continued From 1A New Mount Pisgah New Mount Pisgah AMEC, 345 NE Washington St., is having a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Tuesday, Dec. 24 from 7-8 p.m. Call 386-752-1830 for more information. Our Redeemer Lutheran Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on HWY 47 will have a candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 7:30 p.m. All are invited. St. James Episcopal St. James Episcopal Church is inviting the community to their Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, Dec. 24. The 4:30 service will be a family service with a childrens Christmas pag eant. The 11 p.m. service will be a traditional can dlelight service. St. James is located at the corner of SW Bascom Norris Drive and McFarlane Ave. Faith in Christ Church Faith in Christ Church, 282 SW Magical Terrace, is having its Christmas eve candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 24. All are welcome. Christmas Eve services


Q Scripps Howard columnist Ann McFeatters has covered the White House and national politics since 1986. OPINION Sunday, December 22, 2013 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities — “Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: The million pound club Working at bipartisanship T he budget agreement was hardly what either side would have liked, but its importance is that it is an agreement. Is this finally the end of the partisan strife that has been so debilitat-ing since 2008 when the economic crisis further aggravated a political scene very short on sociability? Does it mean political peace in our time? Not bloody likely as the say-ing goes. But it is recognition by concerned leaders in both camps that Americans are becoming fed up with a Congress that has stifled any resolution to most of the nation’s problems, putting personal inter-ests above those of the country. So the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee and the Democratic chairman of the Senate’s budget panel, not normally on the same wave length, turned months of conversations into a dtente that if nothing else would postpone the warfare for the time being. The agreement reached between Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. Patty Murray of Washington means at least an end to the threat of another government shutdown until at least 2015. About $63 billion in federal sequester cuts will be restored. Deficits will be reduced by $22 billion over 10 years. There will be no extension of long-term benefits for the unemployed and pensions will be trimmed for mili-tary retirees and for new federal workers. More importantly, however, it offers some further opportunity for constructive bipartisanship on fiscal issues instead of mindless, snot-nosed bickering. Beyond that neither side is satisfied with the amount of restored sequestration or much else, with factions in both parties charging a sell out by their own. Nevertheless the radicals on the Right and Left went along and adopted the agreement. How long this will last is beyond the intellect of most of us to say. But guessing honed by decades of observing close up, leads me to predict not terribly long given the upcoming election next fall and the probability for outside agitation by ideologi-cally driven special interest groups like the newly formed Heritage Action committee which seems to have displaced its mother house, the venerable conservative policy formulating Heritage Foundation, in importance and motivation under former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, a tea party leader. Ryan, the former GOP vice presidential nominee and a likely seeker of the main job in 2016, called the agreement “a way to get our gov-ernment functioning at its basic levels.” That’s hard to dispute given recent history. The glimmer of hope for enough accord to avoid the destructive forces that have threatened to set back productive government almost to the status of a second Civil War is heartening if not terribly realistic in the long term. As the electioneering begins for the midterm balloting less than a year from now a divided Congress is almost a certainty to continue. Republican gerrymandered dis-tricts probably make it impossible for Democrats to take the House. Republican senators up for reelec-tion face primary fights from ultra conservative candidates that prob-ably will impede the GOP’s chances of capturing the upper chamber. When you throw into the mix those seeking position early as presiden-tial candidates, the future of biparti-sanship looks rather bleak. Still, by merely giving the electorate any respite from the threat of Armageddon, the agreement is most welcome for however long it lasts. It holds out the possibility that the resolution to some of our thorniest problems like immigra-tion might be solved amicably with the best arguments of both sides incorporated. It would be nice to at least believe that changes in obvi-ous deficiencies in the Affordable Care Act could be adopted without the rancor and bitterness of the past five years. It would sort of be like what one gets when he plays a country west-ern record backward. He gets his pickup back, he gets his wife back, he gets permanently sober and the train he loves to ride comes back into service. That of course amounts to the unrealistic Christmas wish list of one who has been on the job long enough to know better – too long perhaps. We have been given a gift and can only hope that unlike the toys we buy for our children it lasts longer than a few weeks. Congratulations to the folks at Florida Gateway Food Bank for distributing more than one million pounds of food in their four-county service area this holiday season. Again.This is the second year in a row they’ve hit the million-pound mark. The previous high point had been in the 300,000 range. An expansive new facility in 2011 – plus an even greater outpouring of generos-ity from folks in Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee and Union counties – made all the difference. Thanks to all involved, and keep up the great work. I n the spirit of good will to oth-ers, even if they are politicians, here are some gift suggestions culled from the catalogues. For Ted Cruz, the Texas tea partying maverick senator who helped orchestrate the government shutdown for which he hasn’t yet given us an explanation, we suggest “Magic Morsels” from Fairytale Brownies. We would perhaps add an ingredient from the 1960s, just to see if he is human. For John Boehner, the House speaker from Ohio who is now on the Tea Party’s naughty list for backing the budget compromise even though he spent the last two years bucking his own establishment Republicans, we suggest Dean and Deluca’s sweet “Coal Stocking Stuffer.” Dean and Deluca notes: “It’s the nicest stock-ing stuffer possible for those who deserve a lump or two.” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who “presided over” the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, to use one of the nice names for it, might find a “voice clarifying ampli-fier” from Hammacher Schlemmer useful. It is a digital earpiece that amplifies human speech frequen-cies above background noise so that spoken words are clearly audi-ble. Perhaps the next time peons tell her a computer program is not ready for primetime, she’ll hear. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Ca., who ran a tight ship when she was speaker, should receive a “fashionista Christmas tree,” a prelit 5-foot (just her size) tree designed like a dressmaker’s dress form also from Hammacher Schlemmer. Pelosi always looks so well put together you forget the Republicans ignore everything she says. We think President Obama would enjoy the new Play it Again Polar Bear from Gump’s in San Francisco. You ask the bear to play a song, any one of 12 Christmas carols, and he does it. Just like Obama tries to mollify whoever he is meeting with at any given moment. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the beleaguered Senate Republican lead-er, might find under his tree a “tee-pee to call your own.” The Land of Nod catalogue notes that this teepee is “the perfect home away from home while trailblazing the playroom fron-tier,” which of course is Congress. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose brash style (he hopes) will propel him to the White House in 2016, shoots from the hip so often he should have an Orvis denim long-sleeved shooter shirt which will make everyone think of Theodore Roosevelt, and not just because of girth. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who would like to be the first Hispanic president and used to be for immi-gration before he was against it, real-ly should have an iPhone owner’s robotic avatar from Hammacher. It reflects an owner’s facial features and personality traits. “You can customize its response in your own voice to match your personality such as “stop that!” or “wait a sec, bub.” You have to admit that Hillary Clinton, who has been first lady, senator and secretary of State, has everything. She’s rich. She’s smart. Neat clothes. Husband with great hair. Nieman Marcus’ big gift this year is an ultimate outdoor entertainment system ranging from $1.5 million to $2.6 million. What a perfect way to make a presidential announcement! Happy holidays, pols. Isn’t it nice to know we’re thinking of you? TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1775, Esek Hopkins was appointed the commander-in-chief of the Continental Navy. In 1894, French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason in a court-martial that triggered worldwide charges of anti-Semitism. (Dreyfus was eventually vindicated.) In 1910, a fire lasting more than 26 hours broke out at the Chicago Union Stock Yards; 21 firefighters were killed in the collapse of a burning building. In 1912, Lady Bird Johnson, the wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson, was born Claudia Alta Taylor in Karnack, Texas. In 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrived in Washington for a wartime conference with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, U.S. Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe rejected a German demand for surrender, writing “Nuts!” in his official reply. In 1968, Julie Nixon married David Eisenhower in a private ceremony in New York. In 1977, three dozen people were killed when a 250foot-high grain elevator in Westwego, La., exploded. In 1984, New York City resident Bernhard Goetz shot and wounded four youths on a Manhattan subway, claiming they were about to rob him. In 1991, the body of Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins, an American hostage slain by his terror-ist captors, was found dumped along a highway in Lebanon. In 1992, a Libyan Boeing 727 jetliner crashed after a midair collision with a MiG fighter, killing all 15 7 aboard the jetliner, and both crew members of the fighter jet. In 2001, Richard C. Reid, a passenger on an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami, tried to ignite explosives in his shoes, but was subdued by flight attendants and fellow passengers.Washington gift suggestions Q Associated Press Dan K. Thomasson Q Dan K. Thomasson is former editor of Scripps Howard News Service. Ann McFeattersamcfeatters@nationalpress.com4AOPINION


LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 5A5A Knives WILSON’S OUTFITTERS1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City • (386) 10% off Sandals25% off(In stock) Mens • Womens • Childrens 10% off Patricia Milton RaulersonMrs. Patricia Milton Raul-erson, 66, of Lake City, Fl., passed away on Friday, De-cember 20, 2013, at Suwan-nee Valley Care Center in Lake City, after an extended illness. Born June 22, 1947 in Lake City, FL., to the late Willie Mil-ton and Bertha Mae Spikes. She was a member of Wellborn Bap-tist Church. She retired after 29 years from the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents; Willie and Ber-tha Milton, and her hus-band Quincy Raulerson. Survivors include two sons; Don-ny Thomas of Lake City, FL, and Wade (Manda) Thomas of Live Oak, FL; one daughter; Denise Joyce of Lake City, FL; step-children, Sherri (Don) Lee of Lake City, FL, and Allen (Stacey) Raulerson of Ft. Myers, FL, one brother; Ronnie Milton of Mayo, FL, three sisters; Joyce Spradley, Judy Bedenbaugh, and Janice Milton all of Lake City, FL, eight grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Service for Mrs. Raul-erson will be conducted at 11:00am, on Monday, Decem-ber 23, 2013,at Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. (OPHU&UHZVRIFLDWLQJ,QWHU ment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service 10:00am -11:00am on December 23, 2013 DWWKHIXQHUDOKRPH,QOLHXRIRZHUVWKHIDPLO\DVNVWKDWPH morial donations please be made to Haven Hospice, 6037 US Hwy 90 West, Lake City, Fl., 32055 or to Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, 2486 Cecil Webb Place, Live Oak, Fl., 32064. Arrange-ments are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, Fl., 32025, (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and comfort for the family at Voncile “Cricket” Evelyn Lowe PorterVoncile E. Porter, 94, of Ft. White, Florida, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday morning December 21, 2013. She was born in Kendrick, Florida to the late Lawrence and Etoil [Criswell] Lowe.She graduated from Ft. White Public School, married Ethan Porter in 1937 and settled into the life of a farmer’s wife, during a time when little to no equipment, other than muscle power, was available. Together they raised a family and lived a good life. She was a longtime member of Elim Baptist Church and avidly studied the bible, taught Sunday school, VBS, and happily pro-fessed Jesus Christ as her Savior.She later worked several years at the General Electric Battery Plant in Alachua. She was a lov-ing wife, mother, grand, great and great great grandmother, who enjoyed gardening (she had a unique ability to nurse sick plants back to health), playing cards and working on puzzles. She loved to travel and some of her fondest memories were of the bus tours she would take with her sister in law and her close friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Leroy Lowe, her sister, Ethel Smith and her loving hus-band of 71 years, Ethan Porter.Survivors include her sons, Norman (Annie Laura) Porter and Bobby (Mary Emma) Porter; and her daughter, Gwendolyn (Huey) Hawkins all of Ft. White, FL; grandchildren, Eathan (Janise) Porter Jr., George (Laura) Porter, Rebecca Ann (Keith) McCarley, David Porter, Sheri (Bill) Koon, Kevin (Diane) Porter, and Brian (Jolene) Hawkins; 14 great grandchildren & 3 great great grandchildren.The family would like to express their most heart felt thanks to the Neurology & Neurosurgery Departments at Shands UF for their care and compassion during Mrs. Porter’s brief hospitaliza-tion and to Dr. Alan Goldblatt, for the years of care and friend-ship he’s shown her during RIFHYLVLWVDQGDWKHUEHGVLGHWe will be forever grateful.Funeral services will be con-ducted at 3:00 p.m., on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Elim Baptist Church, Ft. White, Florida with Pastor Larry Sweat RIFLDWLQJDVVLVWHGE\5HY&KDUOHV.QLJKW,QWHUPHQWZLOOfollow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to service time (2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.) DWWKHFKXUFK,QOLHXRIRZHUVthe family asks that memorial donations in “Cricket’s” honor, be made to the Elim Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 448, Ft. White, Florida 32038.Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL. 32025. (386) 752-1954.Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. For details, call the Lake OBITUARIES Dec. 24Communion ServiceHaven Hospice, 6037 W US 90, will host a Holy Communion service on Christmas Eve at the Community Room at Haven Hospice at 6 p.m. The thirty minute service, “A Family Tradition,” will include Christmas carols, the reading of the Christmas story and serving communion. Everyone is invited. Call Chaplain Donna Carlile at 386-752-9191 for more.Dec. 25Christmas dinnerMerry Christmas from VFW Post 2206. We will have a Christmas din-ner from 1-3 p.m. at 343 Forest Lawn Way. Cost is $7 per person. The din-ner is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Dec. 31New Year’s Eve partyVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is hosting their New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Kickstart will perform at 7 p.m. We’ll pro-vide finger foods, party favors and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The party is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Jan. 5Zumba ClassSarah Sandlin, Zumba Instructor fot the City of Lake City, is offering a free Zumba class on Jan. 5 at the Teen Town city building at Youngs Park from 4-5 p.m. This will be a beginner’s class where you’ll learn all the basic moves of this popular dance form. After the free class, a regular Zumba class will be held for $5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Email Sarah at for more.Jan. 14Medicare SeminarThe Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5-6 p.m. Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates, Inc. will moderate the seminar. RSVP to 386-755-3476 x 107.Bay Street BassworksBay Street Bassworks will perform at the Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This group is an internationally-acclaimed touring ensemble per-forming selections from a wide variety of genres ranging from Bach to Be-Bop. A new “flex ticket” system is being offered this year so each ticket can be used at any Lake City Community Concert. Single concert tickets are $20/adult and $5/student K-12. See, or call (386) 466-2013, or visit the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for details. Jan. 15Olustee PlanningThe Blue Grey Army will have a planning meeting for the 2014 Olustee Festival at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbia County School District Central Building, Room 153, at 409 SW St. Johns St. The festival will be Feb. 14-16. For information, call 755-1097.Jan. 17Masonic BanquetGold Standard Lodge #167 will be hosting their annual Masonic Banquet on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Westside Community Center. For tickets and more information, con-tact Chris at 386-623-3611 or Mike at 386-867-6675.Jan. 18King BreakfastThe Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program and Youth for Christ Ministry invite the community to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 85th Birthday Observance Breakfast at the Woman’s Club, 257 SE Hernando Street. Brooke Mobley of Davita Kidney Specialists of Northern Florida will be the guest speaker. Tickets may be purchased for $20; tables may also be reserved. Call 386-752-4074 for more.Volunteers neededShands LakeShoreShands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is look-ing for volunteers to work a vari-ety of positions around the hospi-tal. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. Volunteers are needed to drive the shuttle car and help with jobs in the hospital. If you have some time to donate, come to the gift shop and pick up an application or call (386)292-8000, ext. 21216.Lake City MedicalLake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteer-ism, please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospi-tal’s website at or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application.United WayUnited Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volunteers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center’s Information Center during disasters. These vol-unteers serve as the link between the county emergency management offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic orga-nization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety long-term recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101.Hospice of Nature CoastHospice of the Nature Coast has opportunities for volunteers in the Lake City and Live Oak areas. Volunteers provide general office support and non-medical assistance to patients and their families. Hospice volunteers support hospice patients/families through activities such as: telephone calls, socialization, light meal preparation, spiritual support, shopping or errands, and staffing information booths at seasonal festi-vals. Specialized training will be pro-vided. Contact Volunteer Manager Alvia Lee at 386-755-7714 or email for more information and reservations. For more information about hospice ser-vices in the Lake City and Live Oak areas, call Hospice of the Nature Coast at 386-755-7714 or visit us on the web at BooksThe Friends of the Library need books for our book sale. Our great-est need is for gently used paperback fiction. Please bring your donations to the main library.Housing assistanceThe Greater Lake City Community Development Corp. Inc. provides services to area resident wanting to become homeowners. CDC offers financial literacy training, credit review, preand post-ownership counseling and homeownership edu-cation by professional instructors and credit counselors. The agency office is at 363 NW Bascon Drive. For more information call (386) 752-9785, email or visit its website at availableThe Five Wishes Workshop is available to community groups, civic clubs, and churches in Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee counties. Larry Geiger, public rela-tions manager for the Hospice of the Nature Coast, will facilitate the work-shop at no cost. Five Wishes is a easy to complete legal living will document that spells out the medical, personal, emotional and spiritual needs. To schedule a workshop, contact Geiger at 755-7714 or (866) 642-0962.Open registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is now registering for their winter program which is on now through March 1. Fees for the ses-sion are $200 and include transporta-tion from all elementary, junior and high schools. The club offers a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, game rooms, library and special events. The club offers a homework program with tutorial help for all children. A computer lab is also available. Call 752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way for more information. COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Em ily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLCPD: Once a family, always a familyLake City Police Chief Argatha Gilmore and Sgt. Larry Sh allar pose for a photograph with family members of fallen LCPD Officer Brandi Jackson after the swearing-in ceremony o f Officer Marc S. Hardison on Thursday. Pictured are Jack son’s daughter, Alivia (from left), 2; Gilmore; Jackson’s mother, S harolyn Krieghauser; Jackson’s daughter, Avah, 4; and Sh allar. COURTESYLast performances of 2013On Friday, Dec. 27, at 8 p.m. the Jacksonville-based Shotgun Redd Band, newcomers to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, will take the stage with their country, rock and south ern rock hits. Saturday, Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. Band of Brothers (pic-tured above), an SOSMP favorite, will entertain with its wid e variety of music. Admission to both performances is free.


6A 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 placing five animals — four dogs and one cat. As time ticked by on Friday, the event didn’t look good for Bones. He barked from his crate, watching as dog owners entered the pet store with furry friends in tow. Though his description told potential adopters he was alert and friendly, they seemed to drift to other crates. Most wanted simply to look. The rest wanted pup-pies. Tiny Gerald, a Chihuahua, was the first to be adopted. “My list of good dogs that need a home: Bones, Joey, Darla and Butch,” said Michael Brown, a Human Society employee. “Bones is not the longest we’ve ever had, but he’s been here a while. A lot of people have been asking about him lately, so I’m sure his time is coming.” Minutes later, his new owner appeared. “I’m here for Bones,” Brooker said as soon as she stepped up to the rows of black crates. A resident of Lake Butler, she works at the Columbia County Detention Facility. While at work Friday morning, Brooker read the article in Friday’s Lake City Reporter about the adoption event and Bones. “I wanted to get a companion for the dog I have now,” she said, adding that about eight years ago she adopted a mutt from a local animal shelter. Her current dog, Randy, is very energetic. Brooker hopes the two get along great. “I’m excited to get to know Bones,” she said. “He’s cute as he can be.” She plans to keep his name because “it suits him.” He earned the name for his skinny frame, said Humane Society volunteer Stephanie Roberts. No matter how much Bones eats, he burns it off. “We’re overjoyed,” said volunteer dog trainer Lorraine Moore. “He deserved a home. Now he’s got a forever home. He’s got an actual home. When Stephanie called me on the phone, I said, ‘oh, I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye.’” But Moore quickly rushed back to Petsmart and was able to see Bones — hopefully for the last time. Brooker had already slipped a brand new leash and collar around his neck. “I’ve got a good heart feeling about this,” Brown said. “When you have people come in like that, that’s got to be a God-sent sign. Some people just know.” Only two dogs were adopted on Friday. Lake City Humane Society administrative assistant Holly Dunlap stopped by that evening to see how well the event had played out. While she was pleased the two dogs had found homes, Dunlap glanced sadly at the other eight. Friday also saw one of the four cats find a new home with a grand-mother who wanted to surprise her grandson. Since her grandson couldn’t keep the cat at his house, the grandmother plans to keep Destiny with her. For the Christmas Adoption Special, the Humane Society reduced the adoption fee for the 14 animals by over 50 percent. Every adoption came with a free veterinarian visit and two free obedience lessons. In addition, the ten dogs featured at the Christmas Special have been working with Moore for about a week in order to become more leash friendly and better trained. “It’s Christmas time,” Dunlap said before the event. “We have dogs that have been here for over a year. To me, it’s so sad that these dogs have been here this long.” Theater is more real life than pretend for Fort White’s JoynerBy AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the ReporterFORT WHITE ‘T he play’s the thing, wherein to catch the conscience,” says the title character of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. But for Fort White High School drama teacher Harry Joyner, a play’s the thing for teaching stu-dents about life. Take, for example, the school’s recent production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a play about the Salem witch trials which was performed at the school on November 26 and at the Columbia County School Board auditorium on December 13. “We started with having all my students research the play’s back-ground and the history on which it’s based,” Joyner said. “After the auditions, the cast rehearsed two or three times a week after school from early October on, memorizing their lines and working on presenta-tion. They had to learn how to think on their feet, too, and how to stay focused when something doesn’t go as planned.” There was plenty of work for the other students as well. ‘Tremendous vehicle for teaching’“Frank Hubert (one of the directors at Lake City’s Alligator Community Theater, who served as director for The Crucible) and I were the only adults involved in the pro-duction, so the kids actually handled most of the organizational and mana-gerial work,” Joyner said proudly. “It was a tremendous vehicle for teach-ing cooperation, responsibility, and mutual accountability. One student, Nathan Harnen, made all the set piec-es, but everyone had to work togeth-er to make the whole thing happen. The older students looked out for the younger ones and they really came together as a community.” The acid test of the young thespians’ skills came when they per-formed for the middle school stu-dents at Fort White. “I was concerned as to how it would be received,” Joyner admitted. “It’s a complex subject, and middle schoolers get bored easily. But after ten minutes they were hooked – you could have heard a pin drop out in the audience. When the play ended, they were silent for a moment before they started applauding. It was the greatest tribute my students could have had.” Joyner, now in his 30th year of teaching, didn’t set out to become a drama teacher. A journalism major at the University of Florida, he was initially certified for teaching English, a subject he still teaches; he has also taught television and media production. But a personal interest in drama developed through partici-pation in productions at his church combined with the rich tradition of English literature revolving around the stage made it all but inevitable that Joyner would move into drama at the school. He began teaching the subject seven or eight years ago and has never regretted it.Street theater for festivalWhile the drama classes will not be putting on another play in the spring, that doesn’t mean they will be idle. Last year, the students set up a “Readers’ Theater” and a street theater show as part of the annual Olustee Festival, and Joyner – him-self a member of the Blue/Grey Army – hopes that they will receive permission to put on a medicine show as part of the 2014 festival. “Traveling salesmen of that time period would put on a show to attract attention to whatever elixir they were selling,” Joyner explains. “Besides having a student playing the role of the man hawk-ing the medicine, we would have students delivering soliloquies from Shakespeare to bring in an audience for the sales pitch. We would also have students in the audience help-ing to set the atmosphere and the period.” In addition, Joyner hopes to have what he calls a “flirtation show,” in which street performers demon-strate nineteenth-century customs of sending courtship messages through the use of gloves, handkerchiefs, parasols, and flowers. A member of the Columbia County Museum’s board of direc-tors, Joyner is working on setting up a docent program there as another outlet for his young actors. “Docents dress in character for a given period and time, providing a living explanation of history at a museum or historical site,” Joyner explained. “I’m hoping that they will be able to give readings for smaller children, helping them become acquainted with history.” In previous years, Joyner and his students have also participated in setting up practice scenarios for the Columbia County Emergency Response team.What the future holdsAsked regarding the future of the drama program at Fort White, Joyner loses a bit of his impish twin-kle though not his basic optimism. “I’m not sure how it will go,” he said. “I love working with it, but I’m not all that far from retirement and I don’t know who there will be to take over. We’ve also been handicapped by not having an auditorium on the campus, which would be useful as a community center as well as a place to stage plays or musical events. If the facilities were available, I’d love to do a dinner theater production. That brings in audience participation and would help my students sharpen their improvisational skills.” Drama may seem far removed from the skills needed for success in the modern world, but Joyner thinks otherwise. “You don’t succeed in many areas without discipline, self-confidence and the ability to present yourself according to your audience,” he pointed out. “Drama teaches those. It also helps students identify their gifts and receive affirmation for using them constructively. It isn’t a substitute for other learning, but it helps them integrate learning in other areas into something they can present and use publicly. And those are skills that will serve them long after they’ve left the stage.” By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comIt would’ve been difficult to deck the halls with boughs of holly at the Christmas Dream Machine in the Lake City Mall—gifts for 738 children covered nearly every square inch of floor space during the non-profit’s 25th annual gift pickup Saturday. “We’re handing out gifts for children from working, economically-challenged families who were sponsored by the com-munity,” said Meally Jenkins, the event’s founder and director. The Dream Machine crew of 22 volunteers set up a Christmas tree Nov. 1 featuring brief profiles of each of the needy children and families being sponsored across Suwannee, Hamilton, Union and Columbia Counties. Members of the community then came by and made their gift and cash donations to individual children and the cause. “I’ve been doing this about seven years,” said volunteer Chad Brown while sifting through the piles and piles of gift bags. “It sounds weird, but you get addicted to the feeling. You feel good. You forget about doing for yourself and just focus on helping out. This shows how the community can come together.” The Dream Machine’s inspiration dates back 25 years, shortly after the untimely death of Jenkins’ father, Thomas Jenkins. What started as a humble gesture out of the back of Meally Jenkins’ car eventually grew into the event it is today. Jenkins credits much of the event’s success to people who were once on the receiving end of the charity event who returned years later to make Christmas possible for another generation of children. “This shows that people really care,” she said. “None of us are getting paid for this. Everything we get goes right back to the children. The money and gifts go where they need to go. It’s really a wonderful thing.” More than 700 children get gifts Photos by STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City ReporterChad Brown and Sherry Morgan, volunteers with the Christmas Dream Machine, prepare to hand over a gift dur ing the nonprofit’s 25th annual toy drive at the Lake City Mall Saturday morning. Sherry Morgan sorts through personalized gift bags for 738 children as part of the Christmas Dream Machine’s 25th annual gift pickup at the Lake City Mall Saturday afternoon. BONESContinued From 1A CHRISTMAS DREAM MACHINE Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterOlivia Ruffo, 3, pets Darla, 2, a bulldog mix who i s described as very willing to please. Lake City Humane Society volunteer Stephanie Roberts pla ys with Joey, 4, an Australian cattle dog/basset hound mix. Joe y has been waiting for a since April. Robert McGaffick (from left) and his parents Dixie and Ge orge, met Gerald, a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix, for the first time during the Lake City Humane Society’ s Christmas Adoption Special in front of the Petsmart on Friday. Gerald was one of four dogs given awa y for free in an effort to get the dogs who have been with the Humane Society a home. They donated a check for $50 to the Humane Society. Robert was hoping to find another companion after his faith ful Schnauzer, Pepperoni, died on Dec. 3. ‘I’ve always been a dog person,’ he said. ‘I’ve been lo oking for a buddy.’


7A Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 7A STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City ReporterHomeless Persons’ Memorial Day Tori Jackson sings a rendition of “Silent Night” during the candlelight vigil for Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Saturday night. The event was spon sored and organized by the Homeless Services Network and United Way of Suwannee V alley, as well as other local community groups. The event’s creators choose Dec. 21 to h ighlight the longest—and most difficult—night of the year for the homeless nationwide. Ther e are reportedly 1,278 homeless individuals and children in Columbia, Hamilton, L afayette and Suwannee Counties last year, according to the local Homeless Services Network.Brand new bikes for 65 local kidsBy STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comChristmas came early for a group of children who received their very own bikes and trikes during the third annual Miracle at Olustee held across from the city’s Public Safety Building Saturday morn-ing. The event, so named for its previous location at Olustee Park previous years, was a collaborative effort between Walmart Transportation Center #7835, Children’s Home Society, the Lake City Police Department, the Richardson Community Center and the Florida Gateway College Nursing Program. A crowd of 24 families and their children, many adopted from the Children’s Home, crowd-ed around rows of colorful children’s bicycles and tri-cycles—77 in total, accord-ing to Walmart staff at the event. “We set aside bicycles for each of the families,” said Lauren Brown with the Children’s Home. “Every kid in the family, whether or not he or she was adopted, will get a bike.” Kimberly Padgett, the mother of three biological and five adopted children, beamed with tears in her eyes as she took pictures of her eight children lined up with their new gifts. She just finished a two-and-a-half year adoption process to bring the chil-dren into their new home Tuesday. “It’s a blessing, it’s overwhelming to see the kids so happy,” she said. “They’ve never had anything like this. A lot of them came from a bad background or parents who were into drugs and alcohol. For many of them, it’s their first real Christmas.” Children also received wrapped gifts courtesy of Florida Gateway College’s Nursing Program and new helmets for their bikes from LCPD and their Explorers program. To top it all off, St. Nick had time to stop by. “I want a Wii U,” Dakota Cline, 9, said while sit-ting on Santa’s lap. “I’m gonna play it all day and all night.” His mother chirped about him needing to make up his mind, hav-ing already requested a Playstation 4 some weeks ago. Mayor Stephen Witt also made his rounds and wished a Merry Christmas to the families. “I think this is awesome,” Witt said. “It’s a wonderful time of year for these kids. This was a great commu-nity effort.” Photos by STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City ReporterThe Padgett family children try out their new bikes donated by the Children’s Home Society and Walmart Transportation Center #7835 at the Miracle at Olustee Christmas charity event Saturday morning. “They’ve never had anything like this. A lot of them came from a bad background or parents who were into drugs and alc ohol. For many of them, it’s their first real Christmas,” mother Kimberly Padgett said. From le ft: Ethan, 7, Sarah, 5, Kaleb, 5, Haley, 7, John Wesley Jr., 9, Kelsey, 4, Kaylynn, 3, and Khl oe, 3. Health Systems owns two Florida hospitals. Koby Adams, a Lake Shore Hospital Authority Board member, said there are several steps, per state statutes that the Lake Shore Hospital Authority must fol-low in order to consider selling the hospital. Following the public hearing Adams said a con-sultant will probably be hired to provide a valuation of the facilities. The hospital lease has been amended in the past, but this deal is different. In the event of a sale, the Lake Shore Hospital Authority Board would be dissolved. “The process would be to implement statutory pro-cess to disband the hospi-tal authority and stop the property taxes for indigent care,” Adams said. Adams said in speaking to Berry, he believes that after the public hearing if the public indicates it wants the hospital to be sold and the hospital authority decides to move forward with the sale, it could take anywhere from two to five years to complete the sale and disband the hospital authority. “It is a long, lengthy time, but we have to go by the steps the legisla-ture implemented,” Adams said. “There are timelines that have to be followed throughout the process.” He said benefits for the public from the sale of the hospital could be immedi-ate, one being the cessation of property taxes by the LSHA board. Adams said there could be questions about who would pay for indigent care. “With the changes with Medicare and with the Affordable Care Act, we don’t know exactly how everything is going to be affected down the road,” he said. “That’s part of the process.” PJ Lindbloe, 18, a recruit with LCPD’s Explorer program fits Jaelin Morrison, 4, for a new helmet Saturday morning LCPD donated helmets to all the children who received bikes as part of the Miracle at Olustee charity event. Health Care and HMA formed a partnership to jointly own and govern Shands’ three community hospitals — Shands Lake Shore, Shands Live Oak and Shands Starke. HMA began managing the facilities on July 1, 2010 and Shands Lake Shore Hospital had its named changed to Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center as part of the new part-nership. Rhonda Sherrod was tapped to serve as the single, senior admin-istrator to run all three facilities. HMA paid $21.4 million for 60 percent interest in the three hos-pitals. A new lease was created where HMA was listed as a partner and tenant operating the hos-pital. MERGER: HMA agreed to merger in JulyContinued From 1A HISTORYContinued From 1A and recognizing volun-teers, said previous Adele Graham Award winner Lina Morris of Nassau County at the Dec. 10 School Board meeting. On Graham’s 70th birthday, her four daughters sur-prised their mother with the lifetime gift of financial-ly supporting the award. “Their generous sponsorship guarantees the contributions of Adele Graham will continue for future generations,” Morris said. Since its inception in 2001, the Adele Graham Award has been presented to 13 lucky volunteer coor-dinators in the Sunshine State, including Spradley and Morris. “There are a lot of hardworking women in the Association,” Spradley said. “When I think about being given this honor, I think they are the movers and shakers in their dis-tricts. It is quite an honor.” Spradley currently recruits, trains and places volunteers in Columbia County School District. Last year alone, she orga-nized 7,922 volunteers who provided an excess of 122,577 hours of services to the district, an inkind donation of $1,083,749. Those volunteers help sup-port teachers and booster clubs within the district. “We are just indebted to all our volunteers,” Spradley said, adding that she’s amazed at all the sup-port the community pro-vides for education. Spradley started her nearly 33 years with the Columbia County School District as a fourth-grade teacher with Summers Elementary. After Lana Boone left her position as school-based volunteer coordinator at Summers to become principal at Columbia City Elementary, Spradley moved into her position. Soon, she replaced the district-wide volunteer coordinator. “At the beginning, I loved teaching,” Spradley said. “At the beginning of the school year, I wasn’t getting my class roster along with everyone else.... I started developing pro-grams that had more stu-dent contact. Now, to me, I feel like I have the best of both worlds.” As district-wide coordinator, Spradley wears many hats. She works with volunteers, students, business partners and any organization who wants to recognize the district or its volunteers. She also secures grants for the school, as well as work with veterans for the VITAL program. Finally, she coordinates Take Stock in Children to find mentors for the children who need them. “That’s one of the most rewarding,” Spradley said, adding that she helps stu-dents in 9th through 12th grade to locate scholarships for after graduation. “It’s rewarding to see those stu-dents make it through four years of high school, and then maybe become one of the first people in their fam-ily to go to college.” As Spradley accepted her award at the Dec. 10 school board meeting, she started to cry. She thanked Columbia County School Board and District for help-ing her along the way. “I just didn’t see it coming,” she said. “It actually hit me when they handed the award to me. I was quite honored. ... I don’t feel like it’s just me receiv-ing the award. It’s our whole county.” SPRADLEYContinued From 1A Raymond Wozniak, a lieutenant with K Company of the 54th Massachusetts re-enactors in Atlanta, said the group is the oldest, continuous re-enactment company with the 54th Massachusetts. “I formed the unit up for the filming of ‘Glory’ back in 1989 and we’ve just been going along ever since,” he said. “Glory” told the story of the July 1863 Battle of Fort Wagner, South Carolina, in which the regiment, 600 strong, suffered 281 casual-ties, including 79 dead. Wozniak said he’s only missed four Olustee Battle Re-enactments of the more than 30 re-enactments that have been held. Wozniak has been a re-enactor since 1962. He was with the 104th Illinois Infantry before “Glory” was filmed and about a decade ago the 104th Illinois was re-activated to be a broth-er company to K Company 54th Massachusetts. “Loyal white men wanted to associate themselves with the 54th Massachusetts,” he said. Wozniak was excited about the possibility of the 54th Massachusetts re-enactors taking part in local events. “I want the regiment to participate in the parade,” he said. “I’m the only officer that’s started out with the 54th in 1989 and is still with it. For the 150th anniversa-ry we wanted to make sure we had maximum participa-tion because a lot of these men have to come from all around the country — even as far as California.” He said the 54th participation at the Battle of Olustee Re-enactment has varied over the years and they wanted to make sure they had maximum participation for the 150th Anniversary commemoration. Marvin Greer and James Hayes, mem-bers of K Company 54 Massachusetts, are coordi-nating the recruitment of the troops to take part in local festivities. They reached out to all the different companies of U.S. Colored Troops re-enactors throughout the country and noted participation would be invitation only. Wozniak said they are still in the process of see-ing who can attend. “I think we’re going to have a pretty good turn-out,” he said. “We’ve gotten positive commitments from Philadelphia, Charleston (South Carolina), Chicago and Michigan,” he said. “We’ll try to scoop them all up for the event.” Wozniak said he feels its important that the 54th Massachusetts be represented in the 150th Anniversary events. “We are very grateful to the Blue-Grey Army for what they’ve done for this event, which consistently since “Glory”, has given a good position in the re-enactment to the participation of the 54th and the two other black regiments that fought in the Battle of Olustee,” he said. “I feel it’s important to give back to the city and par-ticipate for what the Blue-Grey Army has done to put on this event very faithfully year after years.” While Wozniak is playing a key role in getting the 54th Massachusetts in the parade, he won’t be able to take to the battlefield for the re-enactment due to a medical condition. “This is really hurting me because I’ve been re-enacting for 51 years and I expected to age-out maybe 10 years from now, so I turned it over to the very capable non-commissioned officers of the 54th,” he said, noting he still plans to attend the event. The 54th’s maximum attendance at the Olustee Battle Re-enactment events reached its peak right after the filming of Glory when there were approximately 90 re-enactors at the local event representing the 54th Massachusetts. Wozniak said he thinks there will be at least 60 re-enactors representing K Company for Battle of Olustee events. Wozniak also addressed the growing controversy about the placement of a Union Monument at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park. “I’m very concerned about the neo-Confederate attempt to block a federal monument there on park property,” he said, noting he voted for the monument to go forward. “I contact-ed some folks, I e-mailed the governor and I’m just appalled that the haters would kind of forget there were two armies there and try to prevent we loyal men from honoring the sacrifice of these brave men who saved our nation.” Wozniak said he feels that the Union monument should be on state land and near the Confederate mon-ument adjacent to the little museum on park property. “There were two armies there, not one, and I feel that the sacrifice of so many brave men should be equally honored,” he said. “Foreign visitors are sur-prised that the United States even allows tributes to the Confederacy, considering what they tried to do to the nation. How is it that in this day we are having difficulty recognizing that we are one nation under God, as surely we have all pledged.” OLUSTEEContinued From 1A Mayor Stephen Witt hangs out with Santa Claus during the Miracle at Olustee bike giveaway. “I think this is awesom e,” Witt said. “It’s a wonderful time of year for these kids. This was a great community effort.”


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, December 22, 2013 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS Sydney and Mark may not know each other But they share a common enemy. As an infant, Sydney Thomas was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Mark Atkinson has been working for more than 25 years developing treatments to prevent and even cure diabetes. Dr. Atkinsons work at UF Health is shedding new light on Sydneys disease. And its an invisible connection thats helping us move medicine forward. UF Health and Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center, an innovative alliance to enhance our community. 20822 10.625 x10.5 LCR all versions.indd 1 11/22/2013 4:26:06 PM INDIANS continued on 2B Columbia knocks off Orange Park in district road game. CHS continued on 3B Indians stay unbeaten after win over Raiders. Wins all around JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Fort White Highs Melton Sanders runs through a trio of Santa Fe High defenders while making a shot Friday. By BRANDON FINLEY ORANGE PARK Columbia High closed out its pre-Christmas schedule in impressive fashion with a district win at Orange Park High on Friday. The Tigers got off to a slow start, but one the long-range shots started falling, it was easy pickings for Columbia in the 58-41 win over the Raiders. Weve got to come out the gate faster, Columbia head coach Horace Jefferson said. Once we were able to start hitting some shots, we were alright. Overall, it was a good game, because it was a district win. Thats what we are trying to do. Orange Park hit backto-back shots from behind the arc to begin the game, before an Andrew Moemeka blocked a shot to stall the Raiders. Columbia came down the court and missed a third-straight attempt, but Dilan Hall was there to rebound the basketball and By TIM KIRBY FORT WHITE A crowd came out to celebrate the school holidays at Fridays Fort White High basketball game and the Indians did not disappoint the packed house. Fort White beat Santa Fe High, 72-60, in the first District 5-4A matchup between the two teams this season. The Raiders had an early 8-7 lead, then Fort White took control of the game with a 13-0 run to close out the first quarter. Melton Sanders had five points in the run and Chris Cottrell scored four of his seven points in the quar ter. Christian Helsel and Joe Powers also had baskets. Both teams got scoring from five players in the second quarter that ended with Fort White leading 3424. Sanders led the Indians with five points in the quar ter and Richard Rodriguez had a basket in his return to the line-up.


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m. FSN — Southern U. at BaylorFS1 — E. Washington at Seton Hall 7 p.m. FS1 — California at Creighton NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverageFOX — Regional coverage 4 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. CBS — Doubleheader game 8 p.m. NBC — New England at Baltimore SOCCER 8:25 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Tottenham at Southampton 10:55 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Everton at Swansea City WINTER SPORTS 2 p.m. NBC — USSA, Copper Mountain Grand Prix, ski slopestyle and snowboard halfpipe, at Frisco, Colo. (same-day tape)WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL1 p.m. ESPN — California vs. UConn, at New York ——— Monday COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2 p.m. ESPN — Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, East Carolina vs. Ohio, at St Petersburg MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Diamond Head Classic, semifinal, at Honolulu NFL FOOTBALL 8:25 p.m. ESPN — Atlanta at San Francisco NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Minnesota at Philadelphia SOCCER 2:55 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Arsenal vs. Chelsea, at LondonFOOTBALLNFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PANew England 10 4 0 .714 369 311Miami 8 6 0 .571 310 296N.Y. Jets 6 8 0 .429 246 367Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 300 354 South W L T Pct PF PAy-Indianapolis 9 5 0 .643 338 319Tennessee 5 9 0 .357 326 355Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 221 399 Houston 2 12 0 .143 253 375 North W L T Pct PF PACincinnati 9 5 0 .643 354 274Baltimore 8 6 0 .571 296 277 Pittsburgh 6 8 0 .429 321 332Cleveland 4 10 0 .286 288 362 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Denver 11 3 0 .786 535 372x-Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 399 255San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 311 Oakland 4 10 0 .286 295 393 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 8 6 0 .571 364 349Dallas 7 7 0 .500 393 385N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 251 357Washington 3 11 0 .214 305 434 South W L T Pct PF PANew Orleans 10 4 0 .714 359 270 Carolina 10 4 0 .714 328 208Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 258 324Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 309 388 North W L T Pct PF PAChicago 8 6 0 .571 406 391Green Bay 7 6 1 .536 362 339Detroit 7 7 0 .500 346 321 Minnesota 4 9 1 .321 363 425 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Seattle 12 2 0 .857 380 205 San Francisco 10 4 0 .714 349 228 Arizona 9 5 0 .643 342 291 St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 316 324 x-clinched playoff; y-clinched division Today’s Games Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 1 p.m.Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m.Denver at Houston, 1 p.m.Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m.New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m.Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m.Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 4:05 p.m.Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m.New England at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m.Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Game Atlanta at San Francisco, 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29 Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m.Philadelphia at Dallas, 1 p.m.Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m.Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m.Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m.Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Playoff scenarios AFC Denver — clinched playoff spotIndianapolis — clinched AFC SouthKansas City — clinched playoff spot DENVER Clinches AFC West and first-round bye with: — Win and Kansas City lossClinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: — Win and Kansas City loss and New England loss or tie NEW ENGLAND Clinches AFC East with:— Win or tie, OR— Miami loss or tieClinches first-round bye with:— Win and Cincinnati loss or tie and Indianapolis loss or tie, OR — Tie and Cincinnati loss and Indianapolis loss Clinches playoff spot with:— Cincinnati loss or tie CINCINNATI Clinches AFC North with:— Win and Baltimore loss or tie, OR— Tie and Baltimore lossClinches playoff spot with:— Win and Miami loss or tie, OR— Tie and Miami loss BALTIMORE Clinches playoff spot with:— Win and Miami loss and San Diego loss or tie MIAMI Clinches playoff spot with:— Win and Baltimore loss and Cincinnati loss NFC Seattle — clinched playoff spot SEATTLE Clinches NFC West and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: — Win or tie, OR— San Francisco loss or tie NEW ORLEANS Clinches NFC South and first-round bye with: — WinClinches playoff spot with:— Arizona loss, OR— Tie and San Francisco loss or tie, OR — Tie and Arizona tie, OR— San Francisco loss and Arizona tie CAROLINA Clinches playoff spot with:— Win, OR— Tie and Arizona loss, OR— Tie and San Francisco loss, OR— Arizona loss and San Francisco loss SAN FRANCISCO Clinches playoff spot with:— Win, OR— Arizona loss, OR— Tie and Arizona tie PHILADELPHIA Clinches NFC East with:— Win and Dallas loss or tie CHICAGO Clinches NFC North with:— Win and Detroit loss or tie and Green Bay lossCollege bowl games Saturday New Mexico Bowl Colorado State 48, Washington St. 45 Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State vs. Southern Cal (n) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo vs. San Diego State (n) New Orleans Bowl Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (n) Monday Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. PetersburgOhio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday Hawaii Bowl At HonoluluOregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At DetroitBowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San DiegoNorthern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md.Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At HoustonMinnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San FranciscoBYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New YorkNotre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C.Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At OrlandoMiami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, TexasMiddle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San AntonioOregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San DiegoArizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La.Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, TexasVirginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn.Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At AtlantaTexas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At DallasUNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At JacksonvilleNebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At OrlandoWisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At TampaIowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif.Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz.Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New OrleansAlabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At MiamiOhio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala.Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl At Mobile, Ala.Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif.Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Boston at Indiana, 6 p.m.Toronto at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games New York at Orlando, 7 p.m.Detroit at Cleveland, 7 p.m.Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m.Indiana at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m.Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m.Toronto at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9 p.m.Golden State at Denver, 9 p.m.New Orleans at Sacramento, 10 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Game No. 10 UConn at Washington, 3:30 p.m. No. 11 Wichita State vs. North Carolina Central, 8 p.m. No. 12 Baylor vs. Southern U., 5 p.m.No. 17 Iowa State at George Mason at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, 5:30 p.m. No. 25 Iowa vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 2 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS INDIANS: Still undefeated on year Continued From Page 1BThe third quarter was another high-scoring affair with Fort White extend-ing its lead to 55-42. Jalen Wyche, who hit a 3-pointer in all four quarters, added two other buckets for a seven-point quarter. Sanders, with six points, and Wyche, with five, helped hold the Raiders at bay in the final quarter. An 8-4 spurt at the beginning of the quarter sealed the win. During late-game foul time, Fort White was 6-of-6 from the stripe with two from Quan Porter and four from Sanders. Sanders finished with a game-high 20 points, fol-lowed closely by Wyche with 18. Cottrell also hit double figures with 11. Porter scored nine points, with six from Powers, four from Dre Brown and the baskets from Helsel and Rodriguez. “We played a little sluggish, but we came out with intensity and I liked that,” Fort White head coach Isiah Phillips said. “They play hard every minute, but they have to understand situations and play a lot smarter. We beat a good team in Santa Fe, but we can do better.” For Sante Fe (4-3, 1-2) Demerius Harris hit four 3-pointers and led with 18 points. Khan Taylor, who scored nine points in the third quarter, finished with 17. Nate Curtis scored 10. Santa Fe won the junior varsity game, 68-43. Santa Fe is hosting the Hitchcock’s Basketball Challenge starting Thursday and will play against Kissimmee Osceola High at 8:30 p.m. Fort White (9-0, 50) also is playing in the Challenge and opens at 4 p.m. Thursday against Foundation Academy. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Rykia Jackson fights to strip the ball ag ainst Santa Fe High on Friday. Lady Indians fall to Santa FeBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE — Fort White High’s girls basket-ball team hosted Santa Fe High and faced a tall order against one of the top-ranked teams in the state. The Lady Indians hung tough, but couldn’t keep up the pace in a 46-34 District 5-4A loss. Santa Fe led 15-7 at the end of the first quarter, but lost a chance to take a com-manding lead. The Lady Raiders missed 10 of their first 12 free throws in the period. That futility increased to 5 of 19 in the first half, but Fort White wasn’t doing much better. The Lady Indians were 4 of 13 in the first two quarters, and Santa Fe led 23-14 at inter-mission. Kasha Cook, who got started with five points in the second quarter after none in the first quarter, led a Fort White comeback after halftime. With Cook scoring eight points, Fort White opened the quarter on a 9-2 run and closed to 25-23 with 4:20 left in the period. Santa Fe ended with 7-2 surge to push its lead to 32-25. Cenise Armstrong had a couple of baskets early in the fourth quarter for Fort White, but Santa Fe rolled. The Lady Raiders made 10-of-12 free throws down the stretch. Cook led Fort White with 15 points and Armstrong scored 13. Rykia Jackson chipped in four points and Alexa Hatcher had a bas-ket. Dymeria Clayton scored 11 points in the first quar-ter and finished with 22 to lead Santa Fe (10-2, 4-1). The Lady Indians (37, 3-4) are off until Jan. 7 when both Fort White teams will visit Bradford High.


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 3B3BSPORTS CHS: Tigers dominate Orange Park, 58-41, on Friday night Continued From Page 1B BRIEFS Thursday Q Columbia High boys basketball at Jarvis Williams Tournament in Palatka, TBA (through Saturday) Q Fort White High boys basketball in Hitchcock’s Challenge at Santa Fe High, 4 p.m. (through Monday) GAMES YOUTH BASKETBALL Registration for Boys Club hoops The Boys Club of Columbia County offers a basketball program for girls and boys ages 7-14. Registration is under way at the Boys Club on Jones Way. Cost is $45. Practices are twice weekly at the club. For details, call 752-4184 or come by the club.Sign-up extended for RCC/AMN Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North is offering youth basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 5-7 and 8-10. Each league will have four teams, and will be limited to the first 40 children to sign up in each age group. Cost of $50 and a birth certificate is due at registration. Registration at Richardson Community Center is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11. There is a coaches meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at Richardson Community Center. Coaches must be at least 18 years old. For details, call Mario Coppock or Nicole Smith at 754-7095.Breakfast fundraiser set Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North and the Daughters of the Pride of B & S Combs Temple 1238 will host its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Jan. 11. Tickets are on sale for $5 and may be purchased from any board member and at Brian’s Sports, with all proceeds going to support the RCC/AMN and Lake City Middle School girls basketball program. The menu will consist of pancakes, Nettles sausage, eggs and orange juice. For details, call Mario Coppock at 754-7095. ADULT SOFTBALL Winter league registration open Columbia County Adult Softball winter league registration is under way through Jan. 10 with the follow-ing schedule: Women’s league on Mondays, Church on Tuesdays, Men’s on Wednesdays and Co-ed on Thursdays. Cost is $250 at sign-up, along with a team roster and signed liability waivers and code of conduct. For details, contact columbiacountyadult or call Pete Bonilla (623-6561) or Casandra Wheeler (365-2168). FLAG FOOTBALL Registration for Christ Central Christ Central Sports offers flag football for girls and boys ages 5-12. Registration runs until Jan. 10. Cost is $45. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128.Q From staff reports slam it home for the Tigers’ first basket of the night. Columbia trailed 10-5 before Robert Dace hit the Tigers’ first 3-point shot of the night. It began a 21-2 run from Columbia. Tre Simmons hit his first shot from beyond the arc and gave the Tigers their first lead of the game at 11-10 with 1:55 remaining in the first quarter. Both teams would remain score-less during the final stretch of the period. When the second quarter began, Columbia kept run-ning. A third-consecutive 3-point shot from the Tigers gave Columbia a 14-10 lead. This time, it was Robert Dace doing the damage. Kelvin Jonas extended the lead to nine points with a rebound and a shot and Jordan Coppock hit another 3-pointer to make the run 19-2 over a stretch of 8:24. Moemeka finished off the run with his only points of the first half, but made his presence known with four rebounds and two blocks during the first 16 minutes. The Tigers entered halftime with a 27-18 lead. The hot shooting didn’t end after the break. Columbia’s Darrell Jones connected on a 3-pointer to open the second half and gave the Tigers a 30-20 lead after Orange Park hit its first bucket. Simmons then took over the contest with three more 3-pointers to give the Tigers a total of nine from deep in the game. Columbia led by more than 20 on several occa-sions in the second half behind the play of a three-headed monster. Simmons led all Tigers with 13 in the second half and finished with 18 in the contest. “That’s the play like we have expected from Simmons all season,” Jefferson said. “He’s been passive when it comes to taking a shot, but he was able to pull up and beat them off the shot. When he wasn’t able to hit a shot, he was able to drive and distribute the ball.” Jones and Moemeka each finished with nine points in the second half. Moemeka finished with a double-double in the game giving the Tigers 11 rebounds and four blocks. “Andrew has been pretty impressive,” Jefferson said. “I said after Palatka that he was playing solid and he played even better tonight. If he continues to improve, that means that we will continue to improve. I like where we stand as far as district play.” The Tigers are 4-4 on the season. “The teams that we have lost to have a combined one loss between them, so they’re pretty good,” Jefferson said. Christmas TournamentColumbia will travel to Palatka High for the Jarvis Williams Tournament over Christmas break. The Tigers open with Seminole High at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. “I’ve had a chance to look at Seminole, and they’re 8-1,” Jefferson said. “They’re a disciplined team with a Princeton style. There will be a lot of screens and I expect them to shoot the ball well.” Jefferson said the biggest thing for the Tigers is to continue to work on their own flaws. “We’ve got to continue to improve to take care of the ball,” Jefferson said. “We’re not passing it crisp enough. I’m telling our players to dribble right at their defenders against the zone. We have to make them adjust.” The Tigers are starting to get better play from their big men this season and Jefferson believes they can get even better from inside. “We have to make them understand that they have to play below the zone,” Jefferson said. “They have to get behind them. We’re missing a lot of opportuni-ties to alley. We’re shoot-ing well and playing good defense, but there’s things we can improve on.” Jefferson expects Seminole to come out in zone and have to adjust. “I don’t think many people want to play us in zone,” Jefferson said. “We’re a pretty good shooting team. I think once we attack their zone that we will see a lot of man. However, we have to take what we are given and play Tiger bas-ketball.” With a win, the Tigers will play the winner of Santaluces and Seabreeze high schools at 4:30 on Friday. Columbia would play the loser of the Santaluces and Seabreeze matchup at 10:30 a.m. on Friday if it falls to Seminole. The championship game of the Jarvis Williams Tournament will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High guard Dilan Hall throws the ball to an o pen teammate during a game against Fort White High on Dec. 5. By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE — Fort White High will play in the 2013 Hitchcock’s Basketball Challenge, which begins Thursday at Santa Fe High. The Challenge features 16 teams divided into two brackets. The format insures a minimum of three games and will continue on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Fort White opens against Foundation Academy at 4 p.m. Thursday. The Indians did not play in a holiday tournament last year, which proved to be a mistake according to head coach Isiah Phillips. “We did not have the intensity the second half of the season last year,” Phillips said. “The two-week layoff hurt us. This year, we will stay busy and keep them focused. We will stay on the ground and take one game at a time.” In the other half of Fort White’s mini-bracket, Suwannee High plays Bell High at 10 a.m. in the open-ing game of the tourna-ment. The winners play at 6 p.m. Friday and the losers play at 11:30 a.m. Also in Fort White’s field of eight are Miami Northwestern Senior Community High vs. Eastside High at 7 p.m. Thursday, and Buchholz High vs. Williston High at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The host team’s bracket of eight has: Ocoee High vs. Hilliard Middle-Senior High at 1 p.m. Thursday; Delray Beach Atlantic High vs. Lake Weir High at 5:30 p.m. Thursday; Cornerstone Academy vs. Hawthorne Junior-Senior High at 2:30 p.m. Thursday; Kissimmee Osceola High vs. Santa Fe at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Indians open up tourney Thursday




By TONY BRITT O nly a precious few hours remain for those who havent yet finished their Christmas shopping. Although it doesnt normal ly pay to procrastinate, some local mer chants said they have merchandise that will serve as great last minute gift ideas. Scott Moore, McDuffie Marine Sporting Goods general manager and salesman, 1866 U.S. Highway 90, said traffic has been very good at the store and theyve sold a variety of items as Christmas gifts. Some of the better-selling items this Christmas have been the Bubba Blade fillet knife, Yeti coolers, rods and reels, Costa Del Mar sunglasses and camou flage outfits for hunters. He said all of those items will also serve as excellent last minute gifts. For a fisherman, a Bubba Blade is a great last minute gift, as well as Guy Harvey T-shirts, thats always popular with outdoorsmen and women, he said. The Costa Del Mar sunglasses are also good gift items and we sell a lot of them. Weve got a 126-display case in stock and we have a lot of variety. If anybody gave me any of those as gifts, personally I would be very excited. Moore said there is plenty of inventory on hand for last minute shoppers. We got so busy so early this year that I was able to restock a lot of these items and get them in so that we wouldnt get to the point that were real low on mer chandise on those last two days before Christmas, he said. Patti Wilson, owner of Wilsons Outfitters, 1291 SE Baya Dr., said Christmas sales had been slow, but are beginning to pick up as Christmas nears. I think people are starting to get ready 1CBIZ FRONT Lake City Reporter Week of December 22-28, 2013 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1CColumbia Inc. Christmas gifts: Last-minute tips TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Mike Woods (left) looks at a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses with Scott Moore, McDuffie Marine Sporting Goods general manager. Moore said the sunglasses make an excellent last minute gift. Christmas is just days away. Here are some gift ideas to help you beat the clock. GIFTS continued on 2C


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LIFE Sunday, December 22, 2013 Section D Story ideas?ContactRobert Lake City Reporter TASTE BUDDIES Genie Norman and Mary Kay HollingsworthTastebBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.comBy AMANDA A commu-nity theater in Lake City, a food bank in Hamilton County and a play-ground in Union County — Suwannee Valley Community Foundation supports projects throughout its five-county jurisdiction that builds the community through philanthropic donations from residents. Founded in 2002 by local attorney Tom Brown, the Foundation secures, manages and distributes resources to build on the Suwannee Valley region. The non-profit serves the residents of Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee and Union counties. “When I die, what’s going to happen to my money?” said James Montgomery, chairman of the Advisory Board for The Suwannee Valley Community Foundation. “Are parts of the family going to go out to buy a new car? Well, no, I want that money to go to something good.” Instead, the Foundation allows Montgomery to establish endowments for several organization he supports. If he had decided on his own to HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? Suwannee Valley Community Foundation can help you d ecideCOURTESY FOUNDATION continued on 2DMistletoe: Is it friend or is it foe?T he American mistle-toe, Phoradendron serotinum, takes the spotlight during this time of the year, for a couple good reasons. Not only is the mistletoe plant used as festive holiday greenery under which many kisses are stolen, but mistletoe plants are now readily observed adorning the leafless branches of many deciduous trees. They are a native group of plants that have been around for thou-sands, or even millions, of years. Take a look up into some deciduous trees and you may see one, two, or even dozens of round balls of happy and healthy looking green plants. Mistletoes have green stems, thick oval leaves, and they often grow to reach a diameter of two feet. A wooded area with a heavy infestation of mistletoe can offer up quite GARDEN TALK Nichelle MISTLETOE continued on 3D W ell, the frenzy of the holidays is here! If you’re like us, shop-ping, wrapping packages and attending parties is just about to wear you out. We’re planning menus for Christmas Eve, Christmas morn-ing breakfast, Christmas lunch, Christmas dinner, and on and on. Right now at the end of the day, we just want some-thing simple and quick to throw together for dinner. With all the hustle and bustle, we can’t think of anything better on these cool days than a bowl of pure comfort? During the winter months, we love to make homemade soup or throw something in the crockpot that warms your heart and your bones! While we have our everyday stand-bys like Chicken Noodle or Veggie soup, there are a few that are extra special that we think you will enjoy as well. Warm your bones, soup’s on the stove TASTE continued on 2D The Suwannee Valley Community Foundation board. Bottom row from left: Tom Brown, Audrey Bullard, Bettye Lane and James Montgomery. Top row, from left: Joe Persons, Richard Johnson, Mike Null, Keith Hitson, Keith Leibfried, Avery Roberts and Daniel Crapps. (Not pictured: Darren Driver and Dr. Ben Norris).1DLIFE CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE JOIN US FOR AN OLD FASHION COUNTRY CHRISTMAS FALLING CREEK CHAPEL 1290 FALLING CREEK ROAD LAKE CITY, FL WE ARE HAVING TWO SERVICES THIS YEAR. THE FIRST SERVICE IS AT 6:30 PM AND THE CHILDREN WILL BE SHARING THE MESSAGE OF CHRISTMAS. THE SECOND SERVICE WILL BE AT 8:00 PM AND WILL BE A CANDLE LITE/COMMUNION SERVICE. YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN IN ONE OR BOTH HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!! &"&%"$#)&!"&#$!%% "$&!" &""'$"#$&"!%&%% #*"'$" %&$(&"#$%$(&!&'$'&*" &"!"'!&*!$%&"$)&&%"$$%!! %&&%$&$)$))"$!('$$ &"!+"$&%&r!nr$#$&"#$"$ &&%$&'$! "$&!$%&"&%!&'$%&&!%)$"))!%'$) !&!"!"&%&*$%!&)"$"$! "$(%&#"&%"$#" nrnrnrn rrnrn r rrrrn "&%"$#"#$&%)&" & !&&" %&*&!($"! !&"'$" '!&%!%'%&!"!" $")&


2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 create endowments, Montgomery would have had to hire a lawyer. But through the Foundation, he simply has to provide them with the money and direct them where to send it. The rest gets written into his last will and testament. Not only does it provide a streamlined process for establishing the endowment, but the Foundation also invests the money so that the organization honored will receive a yearly check for as long as it exists. Currently, the Foundation has assets of $1.5 million. But the Suwannee Valley organization does not handle the money. “We’re too small an organization for that,” Montgomery said, adding that the local Foundation works as an affili-ate of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida in Jacksonville. According to Montgomery, a person can decide on an organization he or she is passionate about and place a certain amount of money into a restricted fund. Through the restricted endowment, the named organization receives a check in the donators name every year forever. A donator can also select to start an unrestricted fund, which pools into a collective account ran by the Advisory Board of the Suwannee Valley Community Foundation. Every year, the board can spend 4 percent of its unrestricted fund on community projects. This year, Montgomery said, the organization had $80,000 to give away but only donated half. “We don’t go looking for people,” he said. “So many people have no idea who we are.” After the Foundation funded a playground in Providence, the community of Raiford quickly asked if they could have a playground constructed in their tiny town as well. “Little Raiford, they simply have no money to build a playground,” Montgomery said. “I’ve never seen a project that has as much appreciation as what we got from Raiford.” The Foundation usually only assists non-profits, preferably a 501(c)(3) that needs help with projects. It will not pro-vide operating expenses for an organiza-tion, Montgomery said. “We want something to be shown for it,” he said. “What did we give that money for? Can we see it?” All donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible, but an endowment can only be started with a certain amount of funds. The endowments have to be around $20,000 to $25,000 to be accepted by the organization. “This organization exists, and nonprofits, is there any way we can help?” Montgomery said. FOUNDATIONContinued From 1DR otary International consists of 1.2 mil-lion neighbors, friends, and commu-nity leaders who come together to create posi-tive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Local Rotary Clubs bring together dedicated individuals and business people to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action for the common good of our local com-munities, our nations, and our world. The Rotary Club of Lake City would like to thank all of the Christmas Parade participants and the wonderful citizens of Columbia County who came out to enjoy the parade. We truly appreciate the wonderful community that we have the opportunity to sup-port. We would also like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for supporting our local businesses and community with so many different events for the Holiday Season. Lastly, through the generous support of our parade par-ticipants, we have raised $1,500 to be donated to the Christmas Dream Machine. We also help when international tragedies strike. The Typhoon that struck the Philippines left thousands of people with-out basic necessities, so we have raised a $1,000 and purchased a “Shelter Box” which will provide a tent, basic food, blankets, water and other needed items for a family for a week in order to help them get back on their feet. Please continue to help assist the Salvation Army by coming by to see us and help us fill the Red Kettles as we ring the bell in front of Wal-Mart. As we look forward to January, we are pre-paring to provide up to 1,200 books to 4-year-olds across counties in North Florida. Our club members will be reading a story about “Service above Self” and then pro-viding the books as a gift to be taken home by each 4 year old in the VPK program. The members and prospective invited mem-bers of the Rotary Club of Lake City meet at noon every Thursday for a lunch at First Baptist Church of Lake City. Engagement McDonald to wed Bell Lori and Coby Williams and James and Lynn McDonald, of Lake City, are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter Priscilla Catherine McDonald to Charles Wayne Bell, Jr. Bell is the son of Tina and Charles W. Bell, of Live Oak The couple will be married on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. at th e Pinemount Baptist Church in McAlpin. A reception will follow at the Westside Community Center in Lake City. Priscilla is a 2007 graduate of Columbia High Schoo l and currently attends Florida Gateway College. Charles is a 2002 graduate of Live Oak Christian Academy and is currently empl oyed with Bryant Tree Service. Wedding Hale and Boyd wed in Hawaii Lindsey Rebecca Hale and Mark Richard Boyd were married Oct. 10 on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Lindsey is the daughter of Billy and Terran Hale of Lake City, and granddaughter of Pat and the late Jerry Carswell Hale and Kathryn M. Hale. Mark is the son of Bernadette Boyd of Palm Coast. Lindsey is a 1998 graduate of Columbia High School. She gradu-ated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Florida State University in 2001. She went on to complete her graduate education at the University of Florida where she obtained a Master’s in Nursing and Nurse Midwifery in 2005. She is now employed by FABEN Obstetrics and Gynecology in Jacksonville where she works as a Midwife/Nurse Practitioner. Mark is a 1994 graduate of Flagler Palm Coast High School. He went on to join the US Navy where he rem ained on active duty until 2008. He graduated from the Un iversity of North Florida in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Mark has remained active with the US Na vy Reserves since 2008 and is currently employed by Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville as a Registered Nurs e. After honeymooning in Maui, Hawaii, the couple now resides in Jacksonville. SERVICE ABOVE SELF Robert Turbeville386-961-2595 Q Robert is the Rotary Club of Lake City President. He has been a Chamber member since 1999. Positive results of a joint effort in the Christmas paradeWe also came across a yummy Crockpot Hopping John recipe that gives you all the traditional New Year’s “good luck” ingredients in one bowl. One of our all-time favorites is a Corn and Sausage Chowder that we’ve adapted from a recipe in a cookbook called Thyme’s Remembered, published by the Junior League of Tallahassee. This recipe is super simple but oh so satisfying. Cornbread muffins go great with this soup too! Honestly, we never shared this with anyone that hasn’t liked it but most usually loved it.Corn & Sausage Chowder Serves 6 Q 1 roll of Jimmy Dean regular sausage and large onion, chopped (or you can substitute a 10 oz bag of frozen chopped onions)Q 1 small red bell pepper, chopped fine Q 3 large potatoes, peeled & cubed (or you can substitute 2 cans cubed potatoes)Q 2 tsp salt Q tsp pepper Q 1 tsp dried basil Q 2 cups water Q 1 17 oz. can creamed corn Q 1 16.5 oz can whole corn, drained Q One 12 oz can evaporated milk (DO NOT use condensed milk – it tastes terrible!) Directions:Brown sausage in soup kettle; drain, leaving a small amount of grease in the pan. Saut onions and bell pepper until translu-cent. Add potatoes,sausage, salt, pepper, basil and water. Cover and simmer 15 min-utes or until potatoes are fork tender. Stir in corn and milk. Cover and heat thoroughly but do not bring to a boil. You don’t have to wait for New Year’s Day to enjoy this Hoppin’ John recipe! Heck, some of us need an extra dose of good luck anyway. We promise that this is a keeper so don’t be turned off by the number of ingredients after all you have a complete meal in one pot.Hoppin’ John in the slow cooker Serves 8-10 Q lb. dried black-eyed peas, soaked overnight, drained & rinsed Q 3 cups chopped turnip or collard greens or mustard greensQ 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes and green chilesQ 1 medium chopped onion Q cup chopped green bell pepper Q cup chopped celery Q 1 clove garlic, minced Q 1 (32 oz) cartons vegetable stock (I use Kitchen Basics Brand)Q 1 smoked turkey leg, sausage or ham (1 cup) (I use ham and smoked sausage or kielbasa)Q 1 1/2 cups instant rice e.g. Success rice Q 2 tsp. salt Q 2 tsp. hot sauce, to taste Q 1 packet of Goya ham seasoning, optional but makes it really good Directions:In a slow cooker, combine black-eyed peas, greens, diced tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic. Stir in vegetable stock. Submerge meat in mixture. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until peas are tender. Open packet and add rice, cover and cook for 20-30 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in salt, pepper before serving. Add hot pepper if desired or let each person add their own. NOTE: Black-eyes peas and greens symbolize coins and paper money in the coming year. This dish has them all so you are bound to have good luck or good fortune. Genie was fortunate to be invited to the famous Cloisters on Sea Island for lunch on a recent trip to St. Simons. It is a gor-geous private resort, recently restored/renovated. Located directly on the ocean it is a playground for the rich and famous. You can just imagine how wonderful the food is that they serve in their restau-rants. She tried the collard soup and after a chat with the waiter she was informed that the chef would share the recipe if she was interested. So, the recipe was emailed to her and it is wonderful and really simple. You might want to try this one too so it is available on these busy days when you need to warm up some-thing quickly for a meal. The Cloisters served it with cornbread mini-muffins but we’ll share that recipe another time. White Bean & Collard Soup Q 10 Oz soaked white beans (soak overnight)Q 2 links Andouille Sausage, cut into small slicesQ 1 Vidalia onion, diced Q 2 oz minced garlic Q 1.5 lbs. cooked collard greens Q 1 gallon chicken stock Q 1 oz oil Q Salt and pepper to taste Directions:In a large pot, sweat the onions, garlic and sausage in the oil over a medium-low heat. When onions are translucent, add stock and white beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for an hour or until beans are thoroughly cooked. Add Collard greens and season. Yields about 1 gallon (This is the Chef’s recipe and we have revised it slightly so you can try either. We use canned cannellini beans and kale can be substituted for collards.) 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 3D Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. an unusual site of green gumballs sitting among bare branches. The scientific name, Phoradendron, means “thief of the tree” in Greek. Although not a true para-site, the developing plant sends root-like structures called haustoria through the bark and into the con-ducting tissue of the host tree. Even though mistle-toe produces its own food through photosynthesis, it steals the water and nutri-ents it needs from the tree. Ultimately, this little thief can weaken or destroy the trees it infests, especially the trees that are already stressed from other factors such as drought or insects. Healthy trees can tolerate a few of these free-loaders, but many people prefer to prune them out before they spread. The sticky white berries appear in late fall and are devoured by many wildlife species. Not only are ber-ries transported to other branches by sticking to fur and feathers, seeds are also deposited on nearby branches in bird droppings where they can germinate and produce another plant. Pruning is the most effective control method, but care must be taken to remove the root-like haustoria growing into the host tree. If only the vis-ible part of the mistletoe is removed, new plants often regrow from the haustoria left in the tree. At least six to twelve inches of the host branch below the attachment of the mistletoe should also be removed. If the trees are large, a professional tree service should be contacted. A specialized growth regulat-ing chemical may also be available for application by a licensed pest control operator. Mistletoe is a native plant and has numerous benefits for wildlife in Florida. There are 1,300 species of mistletoe world-wide, 20 of which are now endangered. Two kinds of mistletoes are native to the United States, one being the American mistletoe which is found from New Jersey to Florida and west through Texas. Many birds, bees, butterflies and mammals have high stakes in the success of mistletoe. So, is mistletoe a good plant or a bad plant grow-ing in your tree? Ask the great purple hair-streak, the only butterfly in the U.S. that feeds on American mistletoe. After enjoying the flower nectar as an adult, she lays her eggs on the plant and her caterpil-lars thrive on a mistletoe diet. Or check with the little finches, chickadees, thrushes and other small birds that nest in hiding, protected from the keen eyes of predators. Or ask the teenager who clips a branch to hang in the doorway. Remind her to wash her hands because mistletoe is poisonous. MISTLETOEContinued From 1D December camping? Must be North FloridaBy KATHALYN GAITHERFlorida Department of Environmental ProtectionIt’s December, yet there are still RVs heading down the highways. Visit a state park and you can see lines of tents dot-ting the campgrounds. How can that be, when there are record cold weather temperatures nearly every time you turn on the news? There’s only one con-clusion — you must be living in Florida. But in the holiday spirit, try to show some empathy to those without the option of camping outdoors in December, and share this novel experience with family and friends who come to visit over the holidays. Invite them to bring along some camping gear when they come. Even in their wildest imagina-tion, the thought has probably never crossed their minds – that camping could be an option in December. With 171 national award-winning state parks in Florida, they are really in for a treat. Within about a 50-mile radius of Lake City alone, there are more than a half dozen outstanding state parks where you can pitch a tent, park an RV, or even camp with your horse. O’Leno State Park in High Springs is a testament to Florida’s diverse terrains. A mosaic of hardwood hammocks, sandhills and river swamps cre-ate a natural backdrop. Several sinkholes throughout the park remind visitors of the karst topography that occurs in many Florida areas. One feature at O’Leno State Park is something of an anom-aly. The Sante Fe River – which is a tributary to the Suwannee River – at one point just disappears into the ground. It’s true – now you see it, now you don’t. What’s really cool is that is reemerges three miles south in River Rise Preserve State Park. So besides a disappearing river, what else is so great about O’Leno? Guests can canoe, kayak, fish, hike, ride your horse, and of course, camp. The park offers full-facil-ity RV and tent camping fea-turing in-ground grills, picnic tables and centrally located restrooms. Not far from O’Leno is River Rise Preserve State Park. And like the saying, “what goes up, must come down.” Likewise, “what goes down, must come up” and this is where the Santa Fe River rises – hence the name River Rise. It is surely a sight not seen every day and worth the visit to experi-ence the novel beauty. Guests can fish in designated areas and the primitive camp park has maintained restrooms, showers and a covered pavilion. Of course, probably one of the main attractions of the park is the very nice, very clean 20-stall barn so your equines get a feel of home away from home, as well. A little further southeast, in Micanopy, is Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park – 21,000 acres with more than 20 distinct biological communities. Wild horses, deer, bobcat and more than 270 species of birds are among the 400 vertebrates iden-tified in the park. Family and friends from outof-state would probably jump at the chance to camp in a beautiful natural environment with lots of outdoor activities – in December. Learn more about what all of Florida’s state parks have to offer, visit COURTESY PHOTOA group of bikers is shown at O’Leno State Park is show n in December. COURTESY ED STANTONA bird is shown at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. COURTESY RICHARD RITARIThe Santa Fe River is shown at River Rise Park. From staff reportsThe University of Southern Mississippi held spring commencement exercises during ceremo-nies on the Hattiesburg campus Friday Dec. 13. Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett conferred undergraduate, graduate and specialist’s degrees at the ceremony, held at Reed Green Coliseum. Mississippi Supreme Court Justices James Kitchens and Randy Pierce served as commence-ment speakers. Southern Miss graduates from the local area include: Cason Warren Bicknell Bachelor of Science, Lake City. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi. Further information is found at graduates from Southern Miss The Columbia County Public Library recently completed its Community Read: “A Land Remembered” by Patrick Smith. We received grants from Altrusa International in Lake City and the Florida Humanities Council to purchase several hundred copies of the book to distribute free of charge to the county schools and to anyone who wanted to read this classic book. We also had several interesting programs associated with the book’s theme. This was my first venture into a com-munity reading project and I feel it was very successful and would like to do it again. If you did not participate in the Community Read, but your interest in read-ing the book has been piqued, the Library not only has copies of “A Land Remembered,” but other books written by beloved Florida author, Patrick Smith. These include Forever Island, Allapattah, The River is Home, Angel City, The Beginning: a Novel, and In Search of the Russian Bear: an American Writer’s Odyssey in the Former Soviet Union. In addition to the books, the Library also has available for checkout the DVD Patrick Smith’s Florida: a Sense of Place. The Library owns many children’s and young adult fiction books about Florida, including Escape to the Everglades by Edwina Raffa, The Treasure of Amelia Island by M.C. Finotti, and Solomon by Marilyn Bishop Shaw, to name only a few. We also have numerous junior biographies on Seminole Chief Osceola. Also ending was the Library’s year-long celebra-tion of Viva Florida 500, the Florida Department of State’s initiative to cel-ebrate the discovery of Florida in 1513 by Ponce de Leon. The Friends of the Library sponsored many interesting and fun programs throughout 2013 that touched on Florida’s rich history and culture. Of particular interest were the presentations by local historians on the history of Watertown, Lake City, and Columbia County. The year ended with the clos-ing of a time capsule the Library received from the Department of State. It will be reopened in 2038 and contains items of local inter-est and current prices. Viva Florida 500 was so successful all over Florida in 2013 that it is going to continue in 2014 and beyond as Viva Florida. The logo will remain the same except the 500 will be removed. The Florida Department of State surveyed Florida businesses, tourism locations, etc. to see if the promotion made a difference in their sales and visits and apparently it did. If you are interested in reading about Florida histo-ry, please visit the Columbia County Public Library. For more information, you may contact me at or 386-758-1018. The library’s 2013 year in review AT THE LIBRARY Debbie Q Debbie Paulson is the director of the Columbia County Public Library. Winter opportunities abound within 50-mile radius of Lake City.3DLIFE


4D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2013 4DLIFE SUNDAY EVENING DECEMBER 22, 2013 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World News“The Sound of Music” (1965, Musical) Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker. A governess weds an Austrian widower with seven children. News at 11Inside Edition 4-IND 4 4 4Chann 4 Newsomg! Insider (N) Big Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryCSI: Miami “Shock” Criminal Minds Possible serial killer. NewsSports ZoneChann 4 NewsArsenio Hall 5-PBS 5 -Keeping UpKeeping Up AppearancesMr. Stink (N) Masterpiece Classic Change affects many at Downton Abbey. (DVS) Austin City Limits “Tom Waits” 7-CBS 7 47 47e NFL Football New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens. (N)60 Minutes (N) The Good Wife “Hitting the Fan” The Mentalist “Devil’s Cherry” Elementary “The Deductionist” Action Sports 360 9-CW 9 17 17(5:30) “Christmas Is Here Again”“Santa Claus: The Movie” (1985) Dudley Moore, David Huddleston. 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DEAR ABBY: I’m 50 and my boyfriend, “Ray,” is 55. We have been together for 11 years. He’s divorced with two children. I am single and childless. We owned our own homes until a year ago, when we sold them and bought a house together. We each pay half the bills includ-ing the mortgage. We love each other, get along great, have similar values and can’t imagine not being together. My problem is I want to get married. Ray does, too, but his 20-year-old daugh-ter isn’t ready for it yet. She and I get along fine, but she gets very stressed and cries when the topic is mentioned. I told Ray I think she has learned from her childhood that crying enables her to get her way. But Ray insists she has anxiety issues, and he’s afraid she will hurt herself if we get married. Counseling is out of the question for her. She won’t go. My question is, is Ray ever going to marry me? Any suggestions on what we should do? -CONFUSED IN NEW JERSEY DEAR CONFUSED: If Ray waits for his daugh-ter’s blessing, it may take another 11 years for her to give it -if she ever does. You and Ray should get more counseling to help him find the strength to stop allowing his troubled daughter to rule his life. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: My hogmouth husband and I are having a disagreement about food. When there is special food in the house, something we both like, he feels free to eat as much of it as he wants without leav-ing any for me. His argu-ment is that if it’s around for several days I have had “plenty of time to get my share.” I feel it shouldn’t be up to him to tell me how much to eat, and when. He weighs almost twice as much as I do, and eats accordingly. It’s particu-larly upsetting if I have invested hours in the prep-aration of a dish, only to find it’s gone when I want my second helping. I think he is being inconsiderate at best. Am I wrong? -WHERE’S MY BEEF?! DEAR “WHERE’S”: Your husband is behaving like a selfish child. If you have been cooking in large quan-tities, try preparing only enough for two portions for a while -a LONG while. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: My 30year-old niece passed away, leaving a 7-year-old daughter. Her grieving husband found a married woman two months later. She divorced her second husband, and now all three of them are living together. Abby, the little girl is not allowed to tell anyone that her mommy died and has to tell all her friends that her father’s new girl-friend is her mom. Is it right to keep her from talk-ing about her mommy? -MARIA FROM TEXAS DEAR MARIA: Of course not! While the father and his girlfriend might wish to erase the child’s moth-er from her memory, she is old enough to always remember not only that her mother died, but also that her father and this woman want to bury the fact that she ever existed. That child NEEDS to talk about her mother, and to forbid it will cause prob-lems when she is older. Count on it. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): A heartfelt talk will make a huge difference in the way you feel and how you move forward next year. Making a move to pick up new skills or change your residence or geographical location will open up your options. ***** TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Getting together with friends or peers, or recon-necting with someone you haven’t seen in a long time, will lift your spirits and get you geared up for end-of-the-year festivities. Emotional interaction will improve a connection you have with someone special. ** GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Share your feelings and you will find out exactly where you stand and what you need to do to improve your current situation with a friend, lover or peer. Be proactive. Make things hap-pen and you will impact the situation favorably. ** CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep things simple and within your budget. You don’t have to spend a lot to win someone’s affection. Spending time with the people you love is what counts. Be hospitable and open your doors to friends and family. **** LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You need a change. Don’t let someone pressure you into doing something you don’t want to do. Follow your heart and pursue your dreams. Get your personal responsibilities out of the way and move on to activities that make you happy. *** VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t share personal infor-mation. Emotional deception is apparent and discussions with individuals who brag or show off must not be allowed to dampen your day or your plans. Focus on love and romance, not on what some-one else does or says. *** LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Volunteer your services to those less fortunate. Not everyone will be as enthu-siastic as you about helping others. Do what makes you feel good and try to get loved ones to pitch in as well. A group effort can make a dif-ference. **** SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Jealousy will cause you grief. You have to be careful not to set a double standard when it comes to an impor-tant relationship. Love is in the stars, but affection will be required if you are going to make a lasting impres-sion. ** SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Getting together with old friends or traveling to a place you have fond memories of will lead to good times. Be honest with regard to the way you feel. A discus-sion will lead to favorable personal change. ***** CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Focus on what you have, not on what you don’t have. A rich life begins within, not with what you have accumulated. Strive to be your best, as well as being mindful of those you encoun-ter. Self-improvement will result in compliments and added confidence. *** AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Share your feelings. An overview of what you want to achieve and how you are going to go about it will intrigue someone who wants to spend more time with you. *** PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A romantic encoun-ter will lead to serious talks about your future and how you want to move forward. Don’t lose sight of your goals. Be cognizant of what’s best for the people who are influenced by your decisions. *** Abigail Van THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word SUNDAY CROSSWORD A CUT ABOVE THE REST By JEFF CHEN / Edited by Will Shortz No. 1215 ACROSS1 Oceans 6 Bats 10 “The Clan of the Cave Bear” novelist 14 Razz 19 Tennis’s Goran Ivanisevic, e.g. 20 A band may be on one 21 Torch-lit event 22 River of forgetfulness in Hades 23 Iron Age people 24 It has nine rooms 25 Ottoman 26 Serve up on a platter, say 27 Collectors of DNA 28 Game twist 30 Some basketball players: Abbr. 31 Espies 33 Profit from 34 “I’m innocent!” 35 Lab safety org.? 39 3-D pic 40 Diner fixtures, informally 43 More rakish 46 Canon offering 47 Clown prop 51 Sitcom ET 52 Walt Disney’s middle name 54 Cable inits. since 1996 56 “Be a ___” 57 “Six Million Dollar Man” feature 60 Cabbed it 63 Most likely to be called up 64 From the top 68 Move, informally 69 2400, on the SAT 73 Dolt 74 Like most checks and political candidates 78 Green 79 Not so nice 82 Annual literary prize 83 Picked up, in Britain 84 Home of Velzquez’s “Las Meninas” 85 Breakfast dish 86 They break at dawn 87 Angelica and others 89 Like some resolution, for short 91 Showed no restraint, in brief 92 Cask filler 93 Linguistic quintet 94 Parts of sows and cows 96 Head of steam? 97 Place to lounge 99 Jazz great Carmen 103 Cricket’s sound 105 Triply 106 Like New Jersey among states admitted to the Union 107 Subway fare 109Chinese hardliner110 “Antigone” or “Elektra” 112 One famed for heartlessness 114 Last name in cookies 115 Some notepad jottings 117 It may be left hanging 119 Take out 120 Farmworker in “The Wizard of Oz” 121 Scale unit 122Tony winner Tharp123 Spheres 124 Ice cream brand 125 Recess 126 It’s what’s to be expected 127“The ___ the limit” DOWN1 Grab 2 Abbr. on a musical score 3 Cause of a crybaby? 4 Provider of an inside look? 5 Nos. after a period, maybe 6 Yen 7 Last name in “Star Wars” 8 Farm females 9 Takes for granted 10 Charitable giving, e.g. 11 Trees with poisonous seeds 12 Marquis’s inferior 13 First name in “Star Wars” 14 Girl group with four #1 hits in the 1990s 15 Often-decorative kitchen item, in Britain 16 Aids for long drives 17 Gas bill unit 18 Crisp 29 Lead-in to pop or pass 32 Chicago setting: Abbr. 34 Japanese computer giant 36 [See above] 37 Last place, with “the” 38 Indy 500 winner Luyendyk 40 2007 title role for Ellen Page 41 In utero 42 [See above] 43 Sharp putdown 44 1974 Fassbinder film subtitled “Fear Eats the Soul” 45 Subj. of some 911 calls 48 Figurehead, for short? 49 Like some parenting 50 QB Manning 53 Ottoman V.I.P. 55 RR stop 58 Brown-___ (sycophants) 59 Like one pre-Columbiancivilization 61 Parting word 62 Taunting figure 65 Running pants? 66 Subj. for Galileo 67 N.B.A. Hall-ofFamer Thomas 69 Oscar winner Swinton 70 Oscar winner Tatum 71 [See above] 72 Winter month in Spain 74 Withdraw from the bank? 75 [See above] 76 Seashore fliers 77 Twosomes 80 [See above] 81 [See above] 88 “___ kleine Nachtmusik” 90 Per 93 National rival 95 Her name is Norwegianfor “beautiful woman who leads you to victory” 98 Van Gogh painting that once sold for a record $53.9 million 100 Highlight of many a western 101 Fix 102 Ain’t right? 104 Concerto movements 105 Broke 108Didn’t get involved109 Pac-Man screen, e.g. 110 ___’clock scholar 111 Numbskull 113 Loch ___ 116 Twosome 118 Canon offering, briefly 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829 30 313233 34 3536373839404142 434445 4647484950 515253545556575859 606162 636465666768 69707172737475767778 79808182 83 84 85 8687888990919293 949596 979899100101102103104 105 106107108 109 110111112113 114115116117118119120121122123124125 126127Online subscriptions: Today’s puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles,$39.95 a year). 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