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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City Reporter WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 231 1A 63 46 Partly Cloudy TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Health . . . . . . . . 6A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B TODAY IN SPORTS A review of the years highlights. TODAY IN HEALTH Easy, speedy way to eat more vegetables, 6A. DONT MISS Christmas dinner Merry 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 information. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON oy Markham, now 83, remembers walking through Lake City Elks Lodge #893 in his youth, awed by the abundance of toys waiting for a child to decide on the perfect Christmas present. Though no one can pinpoint the exact date the Elks Lodge started its Christmas Toy Giveaway, many current members estimate the charitable organization has been making spirits bright since the Great Depression. How do you describe the feeling when you give someone something like that, asked Mike Lydick, chairman of the Christmas Giveaway this year. In addition to organizing toys and Santas appearance on Christmas Eve, Lydick and his family coordinated volun teer efforts to stock, pack and distribute 50 boxes stuffed with food for Christmas Day. The boxes are given to needy fami lies around the community. The menu includes a complete Christmas Day meal turkey, cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potatoes, bread and more as well as breakfast food for the day after. Volunteers started packing boxes Tuesday morning at 8 to be delivered to their families by approximately noon. Spires IGA Market helped the Elks Lodges event by selling the food at a dis counted rate, but the Lodge still ended up with a bill totaling more than $3,000. Each basket contains between $100 to $150 worth of groceries, and get delivered as far as Fort White. We do this because of the families who do not have anything, Bill Nichols, past district deputy and Exalted Ruler, said. You would be totally surprised if you went to some of the houses we deliver to. We deliver food baskets to people on Christmas Eve who have no food in their house. By Tuesday night, the Elks Lodge will have provided food to fill the bellies of approximately 50 families and provided toys to around 300-400 children. In the past, Nichols said, children have lined the street in front of the Elks Lodge to get the chance to meet Santa and pick a present. A local Secret Santa donated 20 bikes to the Elks Lodge, which were hand ed out at event. Nine of the bikes were claimed ahead of time, and 11 will have been given to children selected by Elks Lodge members throughout the evening. An entire room at the Lodge was dedi cated to toys on the Tuesday morning before the Christmas Giveaway. Through fundraisers and Lodge events, the Christmas Giveaway ELKS LODGES ANNUAL 50 150 3000 400 20 100 20 boxes packed with food to give to local families average cost, in dollars, of groceries that went into each box cost, in dollars, to put on this years giveaway estimated number of kids to receive gifts from the Elks Lodge bikes donated by a Secret Santa to be given away volunteers worked together to prepare event volunteers packed boxes on Christmas Eve morning r Photos by AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City Reporter TOP: Mike Lydick, the chairman for the Elks Lodge #893 Christmas Giveaway, checks to make sure everything is in order Tuesday morning. The organization prepared 50 boxes stuffed with turkeys, milk, eggs, stuffing, cranberry sauce and more as well as filled a room full of toys for children. LEFT: Elks Lodge #893 Exalted Ruler Fred Lammers grabs cans of green beans to distribute among the 50 boxes the organization prepared for families across the coun ty. RIGHT: Jay Swisher loads a turkey into one of the 50 boxes packed by the Lake City Elks Lodge #893 on Tuesday. The organization provided Christmas dinners to families throughout Columbia County. See more photos in tomorrows paper. Working to restore the flow at Bell Springs From staff reports The Suwannee River Water Management District and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are partnering to restore the natural spring run and ecology of Bell Springs in Columbia County. Before the water district acquired of the property, the spring flow was interrupted by the installation of earthen berms and culverts to partition the spring run into three dis tinct ponds. The narrow spring run was converted into a 1.3 acre pond and two smaller ponds. Interruptions in the natural flow caused the main pond to become dominated by algae and the smaller ponds to be overrun with duckweed. The district acquired the 54acre Bell Springs Tract in 2008 to protect water quality, flood plains, and natural systems. The COURTESY Construction crews at Bell Springs use excavators to remove one of four earthen berms that have interrupted the springs natural flow. SPRINGS continued on 3A Volunteers give their all for the holidays Local folks out to make the world a little better place. AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City Reporter George Knighton packs food into a bag for families to collect from Catholic Charities. Knighton has been volunteering with the food services organization for the past nine years, despite health concerns. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON B oth George Knighton and Stephanie Roberts spend their time helping those less fortunate than they are: One fills the cabinets of needy families with food, while the other rubs the furry bel lies of Lake Citys homeless animals. According to Catholic Charities chief operating officer Suzanne Edwards, many of the volunteers around town remain the citys unsung heroes. But, as Christmas Day dawns, city residents should remember how their own neighbors carry the spirit of giving throughout the entire year. George Knighton After Knighton and his wife, Pam, retired from their full-time jobs, they decided to volunteer in their spare time. Initially, the Knightons thought they would just donate food to Catholic Charities, but a visit to the nonprofit led them to a passion they would spend the next nine years pursuing. Its satisfaction, George Knighton said. I dont have a way to contribute to charity, monetarily. So I feel like giving time does what I can do. Its not a real important thing. I just do what Im asked to do. Over the years, Knighton has bagged groceries, ran errands and entertained the children that come VOLUNTEERS continued on 3A GIVEAWAY continued on 3A


2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 HOLIDAY NEWS AROUND FLORIDA PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Associated PressBUFFALO, N.Y. — Maybe it was getting his first video game, Cosmic Avenger, for Christmas at the age of 12, and then having to wait an entire year for the hard-to-land Colecovision console to play it on that made Michael Thomasson so determined to get his hands on every video game and system he could find. Now, 31 years and roughly 11,000 games later, Thomasson is the newly crowned world record holder for hav-ing the largest collection of video games. He is featured in a two-page spread in the just-released “Guinness World Records 2014 Gamer’s Edition.” “I have games on cartridge, laser disc. I have VHS-based games, cassette-based games,” Thomasson said, standing among the collection that fills the basement of his suburban Buffalo home. Along with the games, he has the devices to play them on, not only the Xboxes and PlayStations but obscure ones like the Casio Loopy, the only game system specifi-cally geared toward girls, which came out in Japan in 1995, and the Pippin, a dud released by Apple the same year. “Every game on it is awful,” Thomasson says of Apple’s foray into the gaming world. “It’s the least fun of anything in the house.” At the other end of the spectrum is the old Colecovision unit like the one that appeared under the Christmas tree one year after his grandpar-ents gave him his first game for it. They had mistakenly believed his parents had gotten their hands on the playing sys-tem, which was a hot item that year. It stands to this day as the best present his parents ever gave him. 300 troops get a #ChristmasMiracle ORLANDO G overnor Rick Scott and Florida retailers earlier last week announced that troops from the Florida National Guard 3rd Artillery Battalion will officially be com-ing home to Florida to be with their families for Christmas. Last Monday, Governor Rick Scott issued a challenge, via twitter, to major Florida retailers to help raise $35,000 to support troops returning from deployment. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce today that from the overwhelming support of our Florida retailers, we are now able to give all 300 soldiers of the Florida National Guard 3rd Artillery Battalion the opportunity to come home for Christmas. Our Florida retailers have answered the call to action and have provided a priceless gift to our heroes that serve our nation every day. This time of year is about being with fam-ily, and I am glad these brave men and women get to spend Christmas with their families and loved ones.” On Christmas Eve, the 3rd Artillery Battalion of the Florida National Guard brought close to 300 Florida soldiers home from Afghanistan. These troops were flown into Camp Shelby, Mississippi, and bused to Florida to be with their families for Christmas. After Christmas, these troops will be taken back to Camp Shelby to complete their final demobilization interview process, as required by the Department of Defense for all returning soldiers. Major General James Tyre, Assistant Adjutant General, Florida Army National Guard said, “Were it not for the generosity of many busi-nesses and the Governor’s office, most of the Soldiers from 3-116th would not have the ability to be with their families this Christmas. We thank our Florida leaders, communi-ties and businesses who rallied to bring our Soldiers home when they arrive at Camp Shelby, Mississippi this weekend. There could be no greater homecoming for these Soldiers and their families.”Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk CAPE CANAVERAL — Two space station astronauts ventured out on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, hoping to wrap up urgent repairs to a cooling system. It was the second spacewalk in four days for U.S. astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins, and only the second Christmas Eve spacewalk in NASA history. NASA ordered up the spacewalks to revive a critical cooling loop at the International Space Station. All nonessential equipment had to be turned off when the line conked out Dec. 11, and many science experi-ments halted. Mastracchio and Hopkins removed a faulty ammonia pump during Saturday’s outing. On Tuesday, they worked to install a new pump 260 miles above the planet. “It’s like Christmas morning opening up a little present here,” Mastracchio said as he checked his toolkit. Mission Control in Houston was in a festive mood during Tuesday’s spacewalk. Tabletop Christmas trees, Santa dolls and red Santa caps decorated the desks. “It is Christmas Eve ... and in this holiday way of giving, we’re giving you a spacewalk today,” said com-mentator Rob Navias. NASA’s only previous Christmas Eve spacewalk occurred in 1999 dur-ing a Hubble Space Telescope repair mission. But NASA’s most memorable Christmas Eve was back on Dec. 24, 1968. Apollo 8 astronauts read from Genesis, the first book of the Bible, as they orbited the moon on mankind’s first lunar flight.Guilt brings solace to victims’ families MERRITT ISLAND — The unmistakable signs of the season, includ-ing a glittery tree decked with tinsel and lights, will still be seen in this Merritt Island home this Christmas, as relatives once separated by dis-tance and time come together in celebration. But the festive chatter around the dinner table will be tempered for a few moments, first as the candle flickers to life next to a portrait of Andrea Levine and then by the pain-ful flood of memories from a horrible September night in 1990. That was when Doug Levine — then 15 — and his parents heard knocks booming at the front door. Next came stunned tears as the Levines heard the news that their vibrant, red-haired daughter, Doug’s sister, had been slain. “I had really fond memories of her,” said Cocoa Police Detective Doug Levine, who now investigates homicide cases. “We had just moved to Merritt Island. My parents were devastated, it was their wedding anniversary.” Levine stepped forward this month to share his story of grief dur-ing an annual memorial organized by the Brevard County State Attorney’s Office for families who have lost loved ones to homicide. On display a few feet away: A cotton quilt made up of photos and other sentimental items from homicide victims, includ-ing his sister. “The holidays are extremely rough,” said State Attorney Phil Archer, who oversees the prosecution of the county’s murder cases. “You remember things ... most people have good associations with the holidays. But then knowing that, that person is yanked out of their lives, that makes it very tough to get through.” Several surviving family members listened amid the tears and quiet of the ceremony. Others surrendered emotions about the hurt, the anger and loss that followed the after-math of being told a son, daughter, mother, brother or other relative was killed by violence. “It’s not only a reminder to the families, but to me and my staff,” Archer said. “This is why we do the job we do. We want the families to under-stand our commitment to fight the evil that brought them to this point.”Retired jailer makes cookies for inmates TAMPA — Col. David Parrish ran Hillsborough County’s jails for more than a quarter century. Now he’s retired. In his current role, inmates never face the threat of a Taser. Instead, they are baked and iced. This time of year, the former jailer makes gingerbread cookies and decorates some of them like prison-ers, each with black-and-white icing stripes. Some are blond with blue eyes; others, red-headed or brunet. Tiny bells dangle from ankle chains. “You gotta understand,” he explains. “I only give them to people that work in the corrections busi-ness. Otherwise, people would go, ‘That’s really weird.’ “ He admits he’s a little warped.“I spent my whole adult life in jail,” says Parrish, 67. He has plenty of like-minded friends who eat cookies. He travels the country as a corrections expert, having long ago overseen the evolu-tion of Hillsborough jail cells to dor-mitory settings. He baked even before his 2008 retirement. He’s been at it for nearly two decades. He started off wanting to treat the toll takers he saw each day on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway on trips between the Orient Road jail, where he worked, and the Ybor City head-quarters for the Sheriff’s Office. “I dug out my mother’s old recipe for making gingerbread men when I was a little kid. She used to make giant gingerbread men about 10 inch-es tall. We were all allowed to have one appendage before breakfast.” In the old days, his mother, Ruth “Tia” Parrish, cut gingerbread using a cardboard pattern. Parrish uses a giant cookie cutter. Mrs. Parrish baked with Crisco. Parrish substi-tutes butter. In a typical year, he goes through 25 pounds of flour. His wife lends a hand.“She measures out all the spices and the egg and the hot water and all that stuff, and that takes all the thinking out of it. All I have to do is throw in 6 cups of flour and a cup of sugar and she brings over the butter warmed up and I throw it all togeth-er and we got a real production.” He bought an extra oven rack to accommodate inmate overcrowding. Baking sheets hold only two large gingerbread people at a time. He makes 100 to 150, some small. “They are not beautiful,” he says. “They look like they’re made by some sixth-grader.” Some are perhaps without arrest records. They wear colorful attire, replete with M&Ms. He wraps them each in tissue paper, slips them into holiday bags and delivers them around town in a restored two-tone Plymouth P6 sedan, bought new by his grandfa-ther in 1938. Or he mails them to far-off lands. His mother gets one, outside Philadelphia. It’s a lot of work. Every year, he says the same thing: This is it. No more. In truth, he likes it. “I had people tell me, ‘Once you retire, you’re going to be in trouble. Your whole life is the jail,’ “ he recalls. “I don’t hunt. I don’t fish. I enjoy doing things like this.” Correction The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifi cations will run in this space. And thanks for reading. 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Doors to the Music Hall open at 5 p.m., party begin s at 8 p.m. Admission is $50 per couple or $30 per person.2AWEATHERTALLAHASSEE — Governor Rick Scott made the following statement wishing all Floridians a Merry Christmas. Governor Scott said, “Ann and I wish every family a very Merry Christmas. We are most excited to spend our C hristmas as the proud grandparents of three grandsons two of which will be celebrating their very first Christmas this year. We wish you every joy this Christmas and the many blessings of family, friends, health and peace in the new year.” Q Associated Press and News Service of FloridaMerry Christmas from the GovernorQ News Service of Florida“And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pon-dered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.” — Luke 2:16-20 Man’s 10,607 video games secure Guinness title


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 3A 3A By STEVEN RICHMOND A Lake City man was behind bars after breaking into a local store and shout ing expletives while search ing for his ex-wife, the Lake City Police Department reports. Witness said Justin Greg Ferguson, 35, of 271 SW Adobe Pointe Lane, parked his red Jeep in a handicap spot outside a local store Sunday evening and business shouting where the [exple tive] is my wife, according to the arrest report. Ferguson ran up to the locked doors of the store and forcibly pulled them about five times before they broke open, the report said. The suspect continued to search the location for his ex-wife, forcibly push ing one of the employees into one of the stores doors and threatening to kick his ass before fleeing the scene, according to police. Officers were able to locate Fergusons vehicle at an undisclosed location, but were unsuccessful when trying to make contact with him, the report said. Some time later, 911 dis patchers told officers Ferguson had called, disclosed his location and said he would be lying on the floor near the front door went officers arrive, the report said. When officers made con tact with him at another undisclosed location, they found Ferguson bleeding from his left arm from a self inflicted wound, the report said. Further examination of the residence revealed a cord wrapped into the shape of a noose hanging from the attic door with a stool under it, policed said. Ferguson was medi cally cleared at Lakeshore, arrested and transported to Columbia County Detention facility without incident, where he was being held without bond, authorities said. Ferguson faces charges of battery, damaging prop erty and burglary with assault or battery. POLICE BRIEFS Police: Man breaks into store seeking wife, is arrested Ferguson LC woman charged with theft and neglect By AMANDA WILLIAMSON A Lake City woman faces charges of retail theft and child neglect after she allegedly fled across U.S. Highway 90 from Wal-Mart with stolen merchandise and an infant in her arms, according to the Lake City Police Department arrest report. LCPD arrested Shakkiyya Quanee Carstarphen, 21, of 17 NE Washington St., on Sunday at approximate ly 5:30 p.m. She was also charged with resisting an officer, neglect and two war rants for failure to appear. Officer Ryan Gutshall responded to Wal-Mart Sunday evening in refer ence to a shoplifter. Asset Protection employees told Gutshall that Carstarphen was currently running across the street toward the Cinema 90 movie theater and that she was carrying a baby, the report said. Another officer attempt ed to stop Carstarphen in the Cinema 90 parking lot, but she ran westbound through still carrying the infant, the report contin ued. Both officers detained Carstarphen shortly after. Gutshall ran her informa tion, dis covering that Carstarphen had two active warrants in Columbia County. A family member arrived at the scene to pick up Carstarphens infant, then left. Gutshall said in the report that he then heard his patrol car door open and saw Carstarphen climb out. She began to run southbound through the Cinema 90 parking lot. Twice, Gutshall deployed his department-issued X26 Taser at Carstarphen, but connected only one prong on both occasions. However, Carstarphen was returned to the patrol car. EMS removed the Taser prongs from the suspect before she was transport ed to Columbia County Detention Facility without further incident. She is being held without bond. Wal-Mart Asset Protection employees pro vided a receipt for the sto len merchandise, totaling $72.25. Carstarphen spring discharges about 350 gallons per minute or 180 million gallons per year. It flows to the Suwannee River just northeast of White Springs. Removing the berms will convert the artificial ponds back to a natural spring run, which will restore the natural hydrology and the natural communities at the spring, according to a dis trict news release. Construction crews are presently removing the berms and relocating the fill on site. The fill will be used to rebuild the natural grade and contours of the original spring run channel. The top of the largest dam was about 30 feet above the natural grade, said Patrick Webster, proj ect manager for the district. In total, 3,019 cubic yards of fill, which is enough fill to cover a football field nearly 1.5 feet deep, will be removed from the spring run to allow the spring to flow uninterrupted to the Suwannee River. Native trees and vegeta tion will be planted along the spring run to restore natural habitat and prevent erosion. FWC will monitor survival of vegetation and habitat improvements, the release said. The deeper, relatively stagnant waters of a pond system supports a different vegetation community, and provides habitat for a differ ent suite of fish and wildlife species than the shallow flowing waters of a spring run, said Patrick McCord, project manager for FWC. Were working to restore the natural hydrology of the system, which in turn will support important habitat communities that are asso ciated with a spring run. McCord said FWC is pleased to partner with the District on a restoration project of this nature. The vast major ity of projects that FWC is involved with are focused on managing the impacts that human disturbance and landscape alteration has on habitat quality. At Bell Springs we have an opportunity to remove the source of disturbance from the landscape alto gether, and actually restore a natural system back to the way nature intended it to be, said McCord. We dont run across very many opportunities to do true restoration like this. Were very pleased to be working with the District on a com mon goal of springs resto ration. The FWC provided fund ing for the topographic sur vey, construction services and planting of native trees and ground-cover vegeta tion for the project. The District provided the engi neering and design for the site plans, the construction specifications and draw ings, and secured all per mits for the construction activities. During construction, the Bell Springs Tract will be closed. The construc tion phase of the project is scheduled for completion in a few weeks. SPRINGS Continued From 1A to Catholic Charities with their par ents. As a former school teacher, he feels he can relate to them. God puts people here for a reason, and he put George here to say: Hey, you can get through, Pam Knighton said. Proud of him? Boy, am I proud of him. Hes been through a lot over the nine years hes been here. Since starting at Catholic Charities, Knighton has battled numerous health issues but hes never missed a day volunteering. Doctors diagnosed Knighton with thyroid cancer in recent years, which led to a series of radiation treatments. Despite the side effects of radiation, Knighton continued to volunteer at Catholic Charities four days a week. After cancer, his kidney started to fail as a result of diabetes. He was placed on dialysis, and then he received a kidney trans plant from his son. He still spent his mornings at Catholic Charities with his wife. You would never know by Georges actions, his demeanor and his stamina, Edwards said. Most people would have given up. ... If I could recruit 100 Georges, my day would be complete. For Catholic Charities, the busiest time of the year tends to be around the holidays. The organiza tion provides large Thanksgiving baskets to needy families every year throughout its five-county service area, and they handle increased traffic during the Christmas season. Its just always so good to see a family get something, and theyre very appreciative, Knighton said. If the health issues would fade away, I would be here until I die. Knight believes the people hes met along his journey have truly made his volunteer work a great experience from the people he worked with to the needy families he has met. When asked if he has made friends, he responded, Oh, many, many friends. I think, in giving food, this county ranks at the top, Knighton said. I see a need. I try to do this as well as everyone else in a nonjudgmental attitude. I dont want to be self-righteous. ... Theres a lot of people here that could be sitting here talking to you. Since Knightons wife was hired on by Catholic Charities, he con tinues to work the same hours she puts in. Four days a week, he works from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. nearly with out fail. George reminds me every day to be thankful for the breath I take, Edwards said. Our volunteers are a piece of a 100-piece puzzle, and every one of them is an integral part of what we do every day. Stephanie Roberts Roberts moved over a year ago from the bustling suburbia of Long Island, New York, to a cow farm on the outskirts of Lake City in search of a new life for her and her 13-yearold son. She found it. Though Roberts initially started her life in Lake City at an office job, she quit shortly after. You do some thing for so long, Robert said. You want to do some thing you love. I went right to the Humane Society. Theyve become my Florida fam ily. Three days a week, Roberts volunteers her time and love at the Lake City Humane Society. Since her son will be in Orlando with his father, she plans to spend her Christmas morning at the shelter with the animals. Roberts has even made them a warm meal of unfla vored chicken-and-rice to celebrate the holiday. After moving to Lake City, Roberts discovered the Humane Society through one of her sons classmates. The boys mother was fostering a puppy. I had no idea the Humane Society even existed, Roberts said. Its been the best move for my mental health. Its so rewarding. It turned out to be a lot more than just volunteer work. The shelter needs fosters to socialize animals at the shelter, but Roberts who has pets of her own didnt think she could bring any more home. But, she knew she could walk them, feed them, clean them and love them. Only two Lake City Humane Society employees work the kennel on a daily basis, which means they have just enough time to feed, clean and vaccinate animals, Roberts said. Volunteers become vital to daily operation. But Roberts tries to go above and beyond. She writes grants, cooks food and invents fundraisers. Her most recent work is on display in the Humane Society lobby. Guests can purchase a dog bone with their name on it for one dollar, and the bone gets placed on the societys Christmas tree. All money raised by the fundraiser will go toward help ing the shelter animals. Currently, Robert is unem ployed. But she wants to always be connected to the Humane Society, even if she begins a career in anoth er field. Her goal is to acquire a grant that would pay for her salary at the shelter. I dont know what Im looking for, but I know its something with this, she said. I feel like I was pointed here, and I want to do whatever I can for them. I dont want to go anywhere else. I want to help build on what theyve already created. But Roberts knows the organiza tion would fail without the team effort of everyone involved. She asks that the community Like the non-profit on Facebook to see suc cess stories and wish lists posted by the Humane Society. According to Roberts, the shelter can always use more volunteers and more foster families for the animals. Come see us, she said. What it gives me its tenfold. The amount of hours I give them, I get returned in love. VOLUNTEERS Continued From 1A I dont know what Im looking for, but I know its something like this... I feel like I was pointed here, and I want to do whatever I can for them... I want to help build on what theyve already created. Stephanie Roberts, volunteer with the Humane Society organization collected Barbie dolls, trucks, puzzles, coloring supplies and more. They believed they had enough supplies to give every child a gift. In years prior, theyve had to send volunteers to nearby stores to pur chase additional toys. There wont be a kid leave here without a toy, Nichols said. While more than 100 people joined together to make the event happen, Chris Lydick, Mikes son, estimated there were 20 volunteers help ing to pack boxes. There are just a lot of needy people every year, Mayor Stephen Witt said. Its just good to have people that will volunteer to contribute like this. These are not small bas kets. We go all out. GIVEAWAY Continued From 1A Christmas Easier to spell than Hanukkah By JIM SUHR Associated Press ST. LOUIS Pastor Mike Butzberger insists he only had holiday spirit in mind when his Florida churchs marquee read: Christmas Easier to spell than Hanukkah. But after a passer-by told him she found the message offensive and a local televi sion station inquired about it, the Lighthouse Baptist Church preacher hustled to blunt any uproar by begrudgingly changing the sign to: Jesus Loves You. By no means would I as human or Christian ever put anything on the sign with the intention of hurting or insulting, Butzberger told The Associated Press from his church in North Palm Beach, Fla. The pur pose of the sign is to draw people to God, which is, in our business, what were selling. Welcome to the challenge for pastors eager to update the age-old practice of lur ing in worshippers with messages on marquees out front of the church. Long the place for Gospel quotes and Christmas Eve sermon hours, now the signs are often clever, pithy or funny. But pas tors are finding that jok ing about religion is a serious business, and its easy to cross a line. When Darrin Lee launched his suburban Detroit church six years ago, he had just 11 mem bers, a rickety old build ing and a plywood board marquee. The sign was replaced, thanks to a benefactors $5,000 donation, with a road side one Lee now uses for slogans he credits for helping his Cornerstone Baptist Church flock grow to more than 100. I think that sign added life to this church, saying, Hey, were up to date. Were not some old relic church, he said from his church, which is passed daily by about 45,000 vehi cles. When you look at other churches with mar quees that dont put up messages, I think theyre missing the boat. Though he has hit a few bumps. One of his slo gans Dont Let Worry Kill You. Let The Church Help made the rounds on Facebook and Twitter, leaving him to offer the obligatory confirmation that obviously were not in the killing business. One caller wanted to chat about evolution after his marquee read: If Man Came From Apes, Why Do We Still Have Apes. Dozens of websites and social media sites collect pictures of church signage, celebrating those that seem to work Many Who Seek God at the Eleventh Hour Die at 10:30 or panning others, such as, Stop, Drop and Roll Doesnt Work in Hell. Some even inspired books. Pam Paulson and her husband, Steve, took a four-year, 122,000mile trek through all 50 states to chronicle inter esting church marquees after noticing the chang ing signs at two churches near their Florida home. With a van full of hun dreds of maps, it was a slow go after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, with churches seldom straying from patriotic themes. But around the middle of the decade, Pam Paulson said, cleverer messages began emerging. A lot of people we talk ed to thought it was just a good way to get people to at least acknowledge their church. It was true, the 59-year-old Methodist said. We werent looking for the humorous, but they were always the ones that caught our attention. 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W hen future anthro-pologists examine the second decade of the 21st cen-tury, they probably are less likely to take note of Phil Robertson’s critical remarks about gays than the fact anyone paid attention. Robertson is the patriarch of the Louisiana clan that makes duck hunting equipment and whose lives have been chronicled in the “Duck Dynasty” television program. It is the most popular reality show ever. A&E has suspended Robertson for his disparaging comments about homosexuality in GQ magazine. While his views obviously were offensive to many, it’s also true that they are shared by many millions of Christians, and people of other faiths as well. But while the debate has been fierce about whether Robertson’s remarks are accurate and whether he should be permitted to express them, there’s also the matter of how a long-bearded duck-call manufacturer came to be a celebrity of such significant notoriety that his opin-ions mattered to so many. Credit the rise of cable television, which has given us wonderful new viewing opportunities but more often causes us to feel like we’ve won the lottery when, clicking des-perately through the channels, we stumble onto something we actually want to watch. With so many hours to fill on so many channels, the lords of televi-sion discovered that reality televi-sion is both appealing to a sufficient number of viewers and inexpen-sive enough to allow for a profit. Welcome, Real Housewives et al. It’s been more than 50 years since Newton N. Minnow, then chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, decried television offerings as “a vast wasteland.” Little did he know the industry hadn’t even begun to explore the farthest reaches. Some remarkable dramas have made their way onto cable, most often by way of subscription chan-nels. “Breaking Bad,” as an exam-ple, appeared on A&E this year, and before that “The Sopranos” was available to people with only basic cable. That level of programming, though, is far outweighed by the less praiseworthy. Perhaps a few decades in the future we’ll view reality TV the same way we look back on leisure suits, wondering with some embar-rassment what we saw in them. Just as likely, though, it will be replaced by something at least as unimpressive. Pass the remote, please. OPINION Wednesday, December 25, 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: Christmas: A day of joy and hope New year filled with possibilities O n the road of life, when you can’t see what’s ahead, it helps to take a long look back and remember where you’ve been. My grandmother said that. Or would have, if she thought of it. I think of it every year when I take down the old calendar, transfer the birthdays and other important dates and finally hang up the new one. It’s not easy to face a new calendar with all those shiny white squares waiting to be filled with endless possibilities. The problem with possibilities, if you haven’t noticed, is they can go either way, good or bad. I’m good at thinking of good ways. I count on them to happen and they do. But I am great at imagining all the bad stuff that could be coming my way. It’s a skill I learned from my mother. She was a glass-mostly-empty kind of person, probably because her glass was mostly empty most of the time. When I was growing up she would say, “You have to learn to see danger. If you don’t see it coming, it can sneak up on you and you’ll be really sorry.” I didn’t want to see danger. I didn’t care if it sneaked up on me. I just wanted to have a good time. That is called being young. And that is what I did. I stayed young and had a really good time, didn’t see danger in much of anything for 20 years or so. Then I became a mother.And suddenly, danger was everywhere. Tile floors. Sharp objects. Unsharp objects. Electrical outlets. Moving vehi-cles. Bathtubs. Shopping carts. Strangers on the street. And, oh, the ever-present, ultra-sneaky danger of germs! If there was any way on God’s Earth to get hurt or sick or flat-out lost, my children could find it. And they did. And they still do. They and their children and my husband and all the people I hold dear. I don’t worry much about myself. I’m too busy worrying about everybody else. Believe me, I feel lucky to have those people in my life. And not just my family and close friends. Everyday I hear from readers – friends I’ve never met – who say they’ve read my stories and feel as if they know me and want to tell me their stories in return. And what stories they tell – about the challenges they have faced, the heartaches they have suffered, the joys and triumphs and happiness they have found. I wish you could read them.Often, when I speak in places where my column has been read for years, it feels like a family reunion. Except, well, there are no fist fights, usually, and the people are a bit better looking. Hearing each other’s stories gives us a perspective to realize several things: First, we are not alone; second, we’re a lot better off than some folks; and third, in the things we care most about – the matters of the heart – we are far more alike than different. Staring at all those empty squares, wondering what the new year will hold, I begin by look-ing back. I flip through the dog-eared, ink-smudged pages of last year’s calendar to review all the things I did, places I went, people I spent time with. I relive each celebration, the births and anniversaries and wed-dings and vacations. I recall the uncertainties, the checkups and procedures, the endless waiting for test results, and the great, blessed relief when fears turned into joy. I give thanks, one by one, for family and friends and the friends I’ve never met; for an old year that was filled, like all the others, with far more joy than heartache; and finally, for the priceless gift of a new year and its endless pos-sibilities. Then I eat something good. Chocolate, usually. And I say to myself and you and yours, come what may, we’ll face it together. So here’s to another great year. Today is Christmas Day, the day Christians around the world commemorate the birth of the promised savior, Jesus Christ, who was born in a stable in Bethlehem. In the Bible, the story of the birth of the Messiah is foretold by the prophets in the Old Testament: “For unto us a Child is born,Unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be calledWonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)It is also recounted and documented in the Gospels of the New Testament: “And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: ‘Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!’” (Luke 2:9-14) Christmastime is a season of happiness and hope. May the joy of the season be with you today and every day in the new year ahead. Reality TV continues to disappoint Q Dale McFeatters is editorial writer for Scripps Howard News Service. Dale Sharon Randall Q Sharon Randall can be contacted at P.O. Box 777394, Henderson, NV 89077.4AOPINION


By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer For two thousand years, he has been worshipped and adored. Multitudes look to him each day. And yet nobody really knows the face of Jesus. That has not stopped humanitys imagination, or its yearning to draw Jesus as close as possible. So when this Christmas sea son brought a torrent of debate over whether Jesus was a white man, it struck a sacred nerve. That statement carries a whole lot of baggage, said Rockwell Dillaman, pastor Allegheny Center Alliance Church in Pittsburgh. Political baggage, spiri tual baggage, emotional baggage. Especially in a culture like ours where the relations of white people to other ethnicities has often been marked by injustice and distrust. Why should we even care what Jesus looked like? If his message is God and love, isnt his race irrelevant? Some say God wanted it that way, since there are no references to Jesus earthly appearance in the Bible. But the debate was a reminder of just how dif ficult it is for anyone to tran scend race even a histori cal figure widely considered to be beyond human. I find it fascinating that thats what people really want to know what race was Jesus. That says a lot about us, about Americans today, said Edward Blum, co-author of The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America. Jesus said lots of things about himself I am divine, I am the son of man, I am the light of the world, Blum said. What race is light? How do you racially categorize that? Jesus can be safely cat egorized as a Jew, born about 2,000 years ago in the Middle East in what is now Palestinian territory. Therefore, many scholars believe that Jesus must have looked Arab, with brownish skin. Today, in our catego ries, we would probably think of him as a person of color, said Doug Jacobsen, a professor of church history and theol ogy at Messiah College. That view was contested by Fox News host Megyn Kelly while critiquing a column titled Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore. Jesus was a white man, too, Kelly said, launch ing a national discussion about history, tradition and just how white Christmas should be. Her statement drew responses from impas sioned rebukes to schol arly rebuttals. Its just an incorrect statement, Jacobsen said. Its an ignorant statement, not an intentionally false statement. Wrote Jonathan Merritt in The Atlantic: If he were taking the red-eye flight from San Francisco to New York today, Jesus might be profiled for additional security screening. If this is so obvious, though, why does a Google image search for Jesus reveal countless pictures of a European man with straight hair, fair skin and, often, blue eyes? Why is that the prevalent image in America, from stained glass windows to movies to childrens books? The first pictures of Jesus appeared several hundred years after his death, Blum said. Some depicted him in animal form, as a lion or a lamb. Blum said that from about 700 to 1500 A.D., various Jesus images proliferated throughout Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa including hosts of black Jesus pictures. People in every culture portray Jesus looking like people they knew, said Jacobsen. They depict him as one of their own. Dillaman, the pastor, has a book that offers Bible images from different world cultures a last supper where everyone is Thai; images of Jesus as Chinese or African. All these ethnicities are trying to capture Jesus in their own skin, if you will, he said. But in humanitys yearning to identify with the holy, another path gets overlooked. Our calling is to know God as he is and to love God with all of our being and be conformed to the image of Christ, Dillaman said, rather than to make him look like us. By the 1500s, Blum said, 90 percent of Christians were European. As Europe colonized the globe, they took white Jesus with them. In America, white Jesus images started to become widespread in the early 1800s, according to Blum, coinciding with a dra matic rise in the number of slaves, a push to move Native Americans further west, and a growing manu facturing capability. Today, a white Jesus image is ingrained in American culture. When we live in a world with a billion images of white Jesus, we can say he wasnt white all we want, but the individual facts of our world say something different, Blum said. Jesus is white with out words. Its at the assumption level, Blum said. Lodged deep down inside is this assumption that Jesus was a white man. Thats where I think (Kelly) is speaking from. There also is a desire to fit Jesus into modern racial classifications. In America today, this logic goes, Jews are white. Jesus was a Jew, so Jesus must be white. Yet Jews did not origi nate in Europe, and for centuries were considered to belong to a non-white race of their own. Only recently have they been moved into Americas white column, along with Irish and Italians. For Carol Swain, a schol ar of race at Vanderbilt University and a Biblebelieving follower of Jesus Christ, the whole debate is totally irrelevant. Whether hes white, black, Hispanic, what ever you want to call him, whats important is that people find meaning in his life, Swain said. As Christians we believe that he died on the cross for the redemption of our sins, she said. To me thats the only part of the story that matters not what skin color he was. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 5A 5A FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 Donald Moore Donald Moore, 85, of Lake City, passed away on Monday, Decem ber 23, 2013 at the V.A. Medical Center of Lake City, after an extended illness. Born February 1, 1928 in Pikev ille, Ky., to the late Fred Moore and Nona Childers Moore, he was the owner of Moore Furni ture Store in Prestonsburg, Ky for 48 years. He loved to play golf, was a shriner and was a University of Kentucky basket ball fan. He moved to Lake City, Fl., in 2000, and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years Mary Moore, of Lake City, Fl., two sons; Don ald Richard Moore (Rhoda) of Winchester, Ky., William Keith Scott Moore, of Prestonsburg, Ky., step daughter; Peggy Wells, of Lake City, Fl., one brother; Freddie Moore of Columbus, Oh., grandchildren; Jonathan Moore, Justin Wells, Tiana Beil, Ashley Wells, Shea Spears, D.J. Beil, great grandchildren: Mya Wolf and Bentley Beil, and many nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10 A.M. at Gateway-Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the fam ily and friends will be on Thurs day, December 26, 2013 at the funeral home from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 S. US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025 (386-752-1954) is in charge of arrangements. Please leave words of comfort for the family at our online guest book at Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter. com. Dec. 31 New Years Eve party VFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is hosting their New Years Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Kickstart will perform at 7 p.m. Well provide finger foods, party favors and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The party is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more. Jan. 4 Audubon Bird Walk Four Rivers Audubon will spon sor its monthly walk at Alligator Lake Park on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8 a.m. The walk usually lasts between two and four hours, but participants may leave at any time. Meet at the pole barn to begin the walk. For more infor mation call Judee Mundy at 386758-9558 or Sylvia Dunnam at 386-362-3256. Jan. 5 Zumba Class Sarah 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 begin ners class where youll 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 lakecityzumba@gmail. com for more. Jan. 14 Medicare Seminar The Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free edu cational 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 Bassworks Bay Street Bassworks will per form at the Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This group is an internationallyacclaimed touring ensemble per forming selections from a wide variety of genres ranging from Bach to Be-Bop. A new flex tick et 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 K12. See ww.communityconcerts. info, or call (386) 466-2013, or visit the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for details. Jan. 17 Masonic Banquet Gold 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, contact Chris at 386-623-3611 or Mike at 386-867-6675. Jan. 18 King Breakfast The 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 Womans 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 needed Shands LakeShore Shands 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 Medical Lake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteerism, please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospitals website at or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application. United Way United Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volunteers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Centers Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the county emergency management offices and the pub lic 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 organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety longterm recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101. Hospice of Nature Coast Hospice of the Nature Coast has opportunities for volunteers in the Lake City and Live Oak areas. Volunteers provide gener al office support and non-medi cal assistance to patients and their families. Hospice volun teers support hospice patients/ families through activities such as: telephone calls, socializa tion, light meal preparation, spiritual support, shopping or errands, and staffing informa tion booths at seasonal festi vals. Specialized training will be provided. Contact Volunteer Manager Alvia Lee at 386-7557714 or email alee@hospiceof for more information and reservations. Walk-ins are welcome but space is limited. For more information about hospice services 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 www.hospiceofcitrus. org. Ongoing Donate Books The Friends of the Library need books for our book sale. Our greatest need is for gently used paperback fiction. Please bring your donations to the main library. Open registration The Boys Club of Columbia County is now registering for their winter program which is on now through March 1. Fees for the session are $200 and include transportation from all elemen tary, 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. CHURCH CALENDAR Dec. 29 Revival Word in Power Outreach Ministry, 5888 NW HWY 41, will be host ing a revival on Sunday, Dec. 29 and Monday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. The event will close on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Contact Glorai Jordan at 386-288-5958 for more. Dec. 31 Gospel night The Long Branch Congregational Methodist Church located on County Road 135 in White Springs will be hosting a Gospel Singing Watch-night ser vice on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. The group 2nd Crossing will be the guest singers. Everyone is wel come to come pray in the New Year. For more infor mation, call 386-397-2673. Watch Night service Pastor Alvin J. Baker and the members of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Lake City, FL, Inc. invite the Lake City/ Columbia County com munity to join them on December 3 at 9:30 p.m. for their annual Watch Night service. The mes sage will be delivered by Minister Narvell Kelly. The church is located at 550 NE Martin Luther King Street. Ongoing Community Outreach Ministry Pointing People to Christ meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 284 SW Beech Street. The public is invited. Call Essie Wilson at 386-7551483 for more informa tion. Bible study Souls Harbor Church of God in Christ, 901 NE Lake Drive, will have Bible study each Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (386) 752-7811. Sunday school Falling Creek Chapel, 1290 Falling Creek Road in Lake City, has Sunday school for all ages. It is 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Adults meet in the church and children meet in our new Childrens Ministry build ing. For more informa tion, call (386) 755-0580 or email fallingcreekchapel@ Womens Bible study A womens Bible study class will be held each Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Class Extension of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 436 SW McFarlane Ave. All denominations are welcome. For more information, call Esther at (386) 752-9909. Mens Bible study Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will have a mens breakfast and Bible study from 7 to 8 a.m. each Wednesday at the church, 5056 SW State Road 47, one mile south of Interstate 75. For more information, con tact Pastor Bruce Alkire at (386) 755-4299. Devotional services The American Legion Rider Chapter 57, South Highway 47, hosts Sunday morning devotional ser vices the second Sunday of every month at 9 a.m. There is also a continen tal breakfast from 8 to 9. Services are held by the Christian Motorcycle Association. Everyone is welcome to join in the fellowship, breakfast and spiritually uplifting morn ing. Christian Motorcyclists Christian Motorcyclists Association, Iron Shepherds Chapter 826 meets the first Thursday of the month at Hong Yip Restaurant, 905 SW Main Blvd., at 6:30pm. For more information email Ironshepherds826@ or call David Greene at (386) 7555594. The Suwannee Valley 4Cs Board of Directors will be meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at 260 S. Marion Avenue, Suite 135, Lake City. Announcement The race of Jesus: Unknown yet powerful


6A LAKE CITY REPORTER HEALTH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 6A Baya East 780 SE Baya Dr. 386.755.6677 Baya West 1465 W. US Hwy. 90 386.755.2233 Dear Pharmacist, You said that some drugs are related to fluoride and may cause hypothyroidism or other diseases of the reproduc tive tract. Which medica tions and why? --D.L., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Answer: Shocking I know! Some of the most popular medications in the world are fluori nated meaning they were created using a backbone of fluoride, the same fluo ride used in toothpaste, insecticides and some supplements. The situation with fluoride is that it com petes with iodine in your body. It tricks the cell into thinking it is iodine because it looks similar. Once enough fluorine atoms hook onto your cell, you become iodine deficienct. That could make you thyroid deficient because your thyroid gland cannot produce any thyroid hormone without iodine! Iodine protects your male and female reproductive organs, like your breasts, uterus, ovaries, prostate, testicles and all your pri vate parts. When you take a fluorine-containing drug, I worry that you will become deficient in other minerals, especially iodine. You may become fluoride toxic. Im not say ing drugs cause illness in your private parts, though they could, but really, its the drug mugging effect of fluoride-based medi cations that could raise risk for iodine deficiency. Chronic fluoride ingestion could spell side effects, which unfortunately wont get spotted as a side effect, rather they will be diagnosed as some new disease that you dont authentically have. Many practitioners and patients have no idea their medica tion contains so much flu oride-related compounds. Im a pro at the drug nutrient depletion effect, what I call drug mug ging so I am happy to empower you with this information. You can ask your doctor if you need to continue your medication or if you can switch drugs to something in the same therapeutic category that is not fluorinated. Never suddenly stop taking a medication because some cause dangerous with drawal reactions, in par ticular antidepressants. If you have to take your medication, then you can evaluate your iodine sta tus with a 24-hour urine analysis. If its low, you may want to supplement. Now, here are some popu lar fluorinated drugs: Some statin cho lesterol drugs such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluv astatin (Lescol) Fluoroquinolone anti biotics such as ciprofloxa cin (Cipro) and levofloxa cin (Levaquin) implicated with dangerous floxing. The antidepressants fluoxetine (Prozac), par oxetine (Paxil), citalopram (Celexa) and escitalopram (Lexapro). The popular antifun gal fluconazole (Diflucan) Steroids like dexa methasone (Decadron), fluticasone (Flonase) and flunisolide (Nasarel and Nasalide) The medication used for major depression and obsessive compulsive dis order called fluvoxamine (Luvox) The infamous drug midazolam (Versed) which was implicated in the death of pop super star Michael Jackson. Its commonly used to relieve anxiety and induce drows iness before surgery. The symptoms of fluoride overload are too numerous to men tion here, they include problems with hormones, thyroid, sexual organs, the heart, nervous system and GI tract. Do you think you have fluorine over load or iodine deficiency? Its a possibility if you take a fluorinated drug. If you liked this article please sign up online, for my weekly newsletter because I am constantly writing about drug mug ging and how to protect yourself. Is your medicine making you sick? DEAR PHARMACIST Suzy Cohen Suzy Cohen is a pharmacist in Gainesville. Humbug: Heart woes can spike this time of year By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO Tis the season for heart attacks? Not to dampen any spir its, but studies show heart troubles spike this time of year. Its not just a Western phenomenon; recent research in China found the same thing. The increase includes fatal and nonfatal heart attacks and a less seri ous condition dubbed holi day heart syndrome an irregular heartbeat caused by too much booze. Reasons for the sea sonal increase are uncer tain. Theories include cold weather, overindulgence and stress. The other day we had three heart attacks come in within four hours, said Dr. Charles Davidson, chief of Northwestern Memorial Hospitals cardiac catheter ization services. The hos pitals usual rate is two or three a week. American Heart Association spokesman Dr. Richard Stein, a cardiologist at New York Universitys medical center, said most studies investigating holi day heart trends have found a statistical increase in heart attacks and other problems not a giant surge but worth noting just the same. It happens in cold cli mates, sometimes when sedentary people or those with heart disease take on too much snow shoveling, or spend too much time outdoors. Cold weather can constrict arteries, increas ing demand on the heart, he said, But it also happens in warm places. Flu sea son coincides with winter holidays and Stein said that might be a factor since the virus can cause inflamma tion that also can stress the heart. Stein recommends the usual preventive advice, including flu shots, avoiding excessive eating and drink ing, and getting enough exercise throughout the season. David Phillips, a sociol ogist at the University of Californias San Diego cam pus, has long studied when people die. His research, based on millions of death certificates nationwide, shows that cardiac deaths including fatal heart attacks increase almost 5 percent on Christmas Day, the day after and on New Years Day. Deaths from other causes also increase at holi day time, but not as much, he has found. Phillips estimates that there are 2,000 extra deaths each year, mostly from heart-related problems, linked with Christmas and New Years. He says hos pitals holiday staffing is a factor, with fewer doctors and nurses working and the most senior employees often on vacation. Also, he said, in the rush leading up to the holidays, people tend to ignore symp toms and put off going to the doctor which can be dangerous if heart prob lems or other serious ill nesses are brewing. His advice? Head to the emergency room with lifethreatening symptoms such as chest pain, unexplained falls, numbness or tingling. But for non-emergencies and elective surgeries, you might want to consider hold ing off until hospital staffing is back to normal. An easier, speedier way to eat more vegetables By SARA MOULTON Associated Press Its the same thing every year. We overindulge dur ing the holidays, then make solemn (and quickly abandoned) promises to eat healthier and shed pounds in the new year. So heres a sane and simple resolution that will help you achieve both goals in a single stroke eat more vegetables. Its no secret that almost all vegetables are naturally low in fat and cal ories. Most also are good sources of dietary fiber, potassium, folate and vita mins A and C. If you did nothing more than pile your plate with vegetables, add a small portion of lean protein, and ramp up your daily exercise a bit, youd probably find all that extra holiday baggage dropping away without having to count calories. The only problem with eating more vegetables is that it can take a significant amount of time to prep them, and even more time to cook them. Messing with root vegetables is often a marathon. Beets require 45 minutes to steam or an hour to bake. Carrots or parsnips also can be pretty time-con suming. You can cut the cooking time if you first slice them into smaller pieces, but not all of us are aces with a knife. This is why I love my food processor. If you use it with the grating disk attachment as I do for this trio of recipes youre home free. Those marathon beets? You can grate and saute them in minutes. Same for the carrots and pars nips. Best of all, having cooked up your grated veggies in a bit of oil, you have maximized their flavor, as opposed to steaming or boiling them, which dilutes it. As an added psycho logical benefit at least for me theres some thing crudely satisfying about the raw power of the grater. After a bad day at the office or a rough afternoon with the kids, its a pure pleasure to noisily grind down those vegetables chunk by chunk. Enhance the finished product however you want, with nuts, your favorite spices or herbs, or a squeeze of citrus or other acid. Just be sure to put a mix of colors on the plate; for the most part, the brighter the color, the better the nutrition. And on a night when you are truly squeezed for time, you dont even have to cook your shredded veggies. Theyre equally delicious raw. Just toss them with lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Have fun with your vege tables. Youll be delighted with what happens when you move them to the cen ter of your plate. Shredded spicy carrots Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 4 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 pound carrots, peeled and grated using the large grating disk of a food pro cessor Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste) Fresh lime juice 1/4 cup chopped fresh scallions 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, toasted and chopped Directions: In a large skillet over medium, heat the oil. Add the carrots and a pinch of salt, then cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until the car rots are just tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in a bit of lime juice and the scallions and peanuts. Nutrition information per serving: 160 calories; 100 calories from fat (63 percent of total calories); 11 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 4 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 4 g protein; 210 mg sodium. Shredded parsnips with walnuts Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 4 2 tablespoons extra-vir gin olive oil 1 pound parsnips, peeled and grated using the large grating disk of a food processor Kosher salt 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped 1/4 cup golden raisins 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage Fresh lemon juice Directions: In a large skillet over medium, heat the oil. Add the parsnips and a pinch of salt, then cook, stirring often, until the parsnips are tender, about 5 min utes. Stir in the walnuts, raisins, sage and a splash of lemon juice. Nutrition informa tion per serving: 230 calories; 110 calories from fat (48 percent of total calo ries); 12 g fat (1.5 g satu rated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohy drate; 6 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 3 g protein; 135 mg sodium. Shredded beets with balsamic Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 4 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound beets, peeled and grated using the small grating disk of a food pro cessor Kosher salt 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup dried cherries Directions: In a large skillet over medium, heat the oil. Add the beets and a pinch of salt and cook, covered, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and cherries, then cook, covered, until ten der, about 2 minutes more. Nutrition information per serving: 180 calories; 60 calories from fat (30 per cent of total calories); 7 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 3 g protein; 210 mg sodium. FLEX PLAN PANIC Remember, your Flex Plan Insurance Covers Eyecare Use it or Lose it TM Where you get the Best for Less! 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Between the surfaces of the joint sits a smooth cartilage disc enabling our mandible (jaw bone) to glide across or rotate against our skull, near our temples. In order to locate the joint, place in front of your ear and open and close your mouth. TMJ pain can occur suddenly without cause, or as a result of repetitive or acute trauma. to get TMJ. You can get it if you chew too much gum, or if you get in a car accident. Or, you can simply wake up one morning being unable to open or close your mouth. Muscle irritation, joint immobility, or disc diplacement can create a variety of symptoms, the most followed secondly by limita tion of motion. TMJ can be accompanied by jaw clicking or popping, freezing of the joint, headache, neck pain, earache, loss of appetite, or misalignment of teeth. A good physical therapist can assist you with your TMJ problems through a variety of proven techniques. 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By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comThe baseball teams at both Fort White High and Columbia High made the state playoffs in 2013. With seven returning seniors from a team that went 16-10, Fort White expected to be good, and was. The pitching staff was led by Robby Howell, who had signed with UCF, and Lane Pendergrast. Fort White won nine of its first 10 games, including a 5-0 run in the district. The Indians cooled off down the stretch, but finished 7-3 in district play. Victims during the season includ-ed Columbia, Fernandina Beach High, Suwannee High and Gainesville High. Fort White won the rubber match over Interlachen in the district tournament semifinal. The Indians fell in the championship game, but made the playoffs for the first time since 2010 and the fourth time under coach Mike Rizzi. Fort White traveled to Trinity Catholic High for the playoff opener and the teams hooked up in a clas-sic. The Celtics won, 2-1, on a lead-off home run in the 13th inning. Kevin Dupree was forced into an early relief appearance on the mound and pitch 8 13 scoreless innings. The Celtics made it to the state semifinals. “I feel bad for the seniors, but if you have to lose your last game this is one you will remember the rest of your life,” Rizzi said. Columbia’s season was a tough one under new head coach Jonathan Ulsh. With three seniors, the Tigers Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS SWINGS continued on 2B FILEColumbia High’s Dillan Van Vleck lines up a putt duri ng a match at The Country Club at Lake City. Van Vleck was the 2013 individual district ch ampion and led the Tigers to a team title. The Lady Tigers also won the 2013 district champion ship. FILEColumbia High catcher Sam Bass tags out a Valdosta High player at the plate. The Tigers returned to the state playoffs in 2013 as district runnersup. FILEFort White High pitcher Robby Howell was the ace for the In dians, who advanced to the 2013 state playoffs as district runners-up. Sweet swingsTigers, Indians had success on links, diamonds


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 4 p.m. ESPN2 — Diamond Head Classic, third place game, Oregon State vs.Hawaii, at Honolulu 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Diamond Head Classic, championship, Iowa State vs. Boise State, at Honolulu NBA BASKETBALL Noon ESPN — Chicago at Brooklyn 2:30 p.m. ABC — Oklahoma City at New York 5 p.m. ABC — Miami at L.A. Lakers 8 p.m. ESPN — Houston at San Antonio 10:30 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Clippers at Golden StateFOOTBALLNFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAy-New England 11 4 0 .733 410 318 Miami 8 7 0 .533 310 315 N.Y. Jets 7 8 0 .467 270 380Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 319 354 South W L T Pct PF PAy-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 361 326Tennessee 6 9 0 .400 346 371 Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 237 419 Houston 2 13 0 .133 266 412 North W L T Pct PF PAy-Cincinnati 10 5 0 .667 396 288 Baltimore 8 7 0 .533 303 318Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 359 363Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 301 386 West W L T Pct PF PAy-Denver 12 3 0 .800 572 385x-Kansas City 11 4 0 .733 406 278 San Diego 8 7 0 .533 369 324 Oakland 4 11 0 .267 308 419 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 9 6 0 .600 418 360Dallas 8 7 0 .533 417 408N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 274 377 Washington 3 12 0 .200 328 458 South W L T Pct PF PAx-Carolina 11 4 0 .733 345 221 New Orleans 10 5 0 .667 372 287Atlanta 4 11 0 .267 333 422Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 271 347 North W L T Pct PF PAChicago 8 7 0 .533 417 445Green Bay 7 7 1 .500 384 400Detroit 7 8 0 .467 382 362Minnesota 4 10 1 .300 377 467 West W L T Pct PF PAx-Seattle 12 3 0 .800 390 222 x-San Francisco 11 4 0 .733 383 252 Arizona 10 5 0 .667 359 301St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 339 337 x-clinched playoff spoty-clinched division Monday’s Game San Francisco 34, Atlanta 24 Sunday’s Games 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. End regular season College bowl games Monday Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Tuesday Hawaii Bowl Oregon State vs. Boise State (n) 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)BASKETBALLNBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 11 15 .423 —Boston 12 17 .414 New York 9 18 .333 2 Brooklyn 9 18 .333 2Philadelphia 8 20 .286 4 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 21 6 .778 — Atlanta 15 13 .536 6 Charlotte 14 15 .483 8 Washington 12 13 .480 8Orlando 8 20 .286 13 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 23 5 .821 — Detroit 14 16 .467 10 Chicago 10 16 .385 12Cleveland 10 17 .370 12Milwaukee 6 22 .214 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 22 6 .786 — Houston 18 11 .621 4 Dallas 16 12 .571 6 New Orleans 12 14 .462 9 Memphis 12 15 .444 9 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 23 5 .821 — Oklahoma City 22 5 .815 Denver 14 13 .519 8Minnesota 13 15 .464 10 Utah 8 23 .258 16 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 20 9 .690 — Phoenix 17 10 .630 2 Golden State 16 13 .552 4 L.A. Lakers 13 15 .464 6Sacramento 8 19 .296 11 Today’s Games Chicago at Brooklyn, 12 p.m.Oklahoma City at New York, 2:30 p.m.Miami at L.A. Lakers, 5 p.m.Houston at San Antonio, 8 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m.Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m.San Antonio at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Game No. 14 Iowa State vs. Boise State at Honolulu, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games No. 3 Ohio State vs. LouisianaMonroe, 7 p.m. No. 19 North Carolina vs. Northern Kentucky, 7 p.m. No. 20 San Diego State vs. Saint Katherine, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 2 Syracuse vs. No. 8 Villanova, 2 p.m. No. 4 Wisconsin vs. Prairie View, 2 p.m. No. 5 Michigan State vs. New Orleans, 4:15 p.m. No. 6 Louisville at No. 18 Kentucky, 4 p.m. No. 9 Duke vs. Eastern Michigan, 2 p.m. No. 15 UConn vs. Eastern Washington at Bridgeport, Conn., 1 p.m. No. 17 Memphis vs. Jackson State, Noon No. 21 Colorado vs. Georgia, 10 p.m.No. 23 UMass vs. Providence, 6 p.m.No. 24 Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara, 8 p.m. No. 25 Missouri at N.C. State, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 10 Wichita State vs. Davidson, 3 p.m. No. 12 Oregon vs. Morgan State, 3 p.m. No. 13 Florida vs. Savannah State, 3 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-04212BSPORTS AGATE WEDNESDAY EVENING DECEMBER 25, 2013 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -d(5:00) NBA Basketball Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers. (N) The Middle Trophy Wife Modern FamilySuper Fun NightNashville Juliette’s career is threatened. News at 11Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-IND 4 4 4Chann 4 NewsHoliday StoriesEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Love-RaymondRules/EngagementBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryNewsomg! Insider (N) Chann 4 NewsArsenio Hall 5-PBS 5 -JournalNightly BusinessPBS NewsHour (N) Nature “Christmas in Yellowstone” NOVA Gothic cathedrals. 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The boys were led by individual district champi-on Dillan Van Vleck, who won the title in a playoff that lasted four holes. The Tigers’ winning score of 312 was 52 strokes better than runner-up Palatka High. Columbia’s girls also won easily, firing a 370 to the 424 shot by runner-up Keystone Heights High. Lady Tigers Gillian Norris (second), Brooke Russell (third) and Dallas Ste-Marie (fourth) were awarded ribbons for plac-ing in the top six. Norris later qualified for state in the region tournament at Quail Heights. SWINGS: Golf champs Continued From Page 1B


DEAR ABBY: My sister faced various life-threaten-ing illnesses. She always said, “Never put off telling the people you love how you feel about them because you might not have a tomor-row.” She practiced what she preached, and we all knew that she loved us. When she passed away eight years ago, it was a painful loss, espe-cially for our mother. Last week Mom finally succeeded in talking Dad into opening a stuck drawer in a cabinet. Inside she found a letter from my sister that had been put away and forgotten years ago. In the letter my sister wrote how blessed she felt she was to have a mother like ours, how all the sacri-fices Mom made for her had been appreciated and how much she loved her. That long-forgotten letter is now my mother’s most prized possession. Please remind your readers not to take tomorrow for granted, and to tell those they love how they feel TODAY. — JULIE’S SISTER IN LOUISVILLE, KY. DEAR SISTER: The loving message your sister wrote has conveyed her feel-ings from beyond the grave, and it is understandable that it is even more meaningful now than when it was written. I’m glad to remind readers to verbalize their affection for each other. But the written word is something that can be savored over and over. DEAR ABBY: My brother mocks everything I do, the friends I spend time with and my politics. When we’re together, he is often conde-scending and confrontational. I’m tired of arguing when I go to his home and he asks me what’s going on. I have started to answer, “Nothing.” So now he tells me how “bor-ing” I am, in addition to his other criticisms. Abby, his comments are hurtful and I try to stay away from him, but I love my little nieces and want to be around them as they grow up. I don’t have problems with anyone but him. Our other brother stopped talking to him years ago, but I don’t think I can do anything that extreme. How can I change the dynamic in our relationship? It doesn’t seem to have pro-gressed since we were kids. — UNDER ATTACK IN NEW JERSEY DEAR UNDER ATTACK: The dynamic in your relationship hasn’t changed since you were kids because your brother never stopped being a bully. He calls you boring when you don’t take the bait because he considers belittling you to be a form of entertainment. You can’t change him. If you point out what he’s doing, he will deny it and blame you for being “too sensitive.” You can, however, understand his childish motivation. Ignore him as much as pos-sible and focus your attention on your nieces since that’s your only reason for going over there anyway. DEAR ABBY: I have been with my partner for six years. She is 14 years older than I am. We get along great and have a wonderful relation-ship. “Marsha” and I live in a small Southern city. She is well-known and politically active. While everyone knows she is gay, they rarely realize I’m her partner because I look much younger. We are often approached with, “Oh, is this your daughter?” How are we supposed to respond? Marsha and I work in the same place, so it hap-pens there, too. It’s awkward. Any ideas? — AIN’T MY MAMA DEAR AIN’T: Because Marsha is a public person and it’s no secret she’s gay, when the two of you are asked if you are mother and daughter, Marsha should reply, “No, she is my part-ner.” (And ask them to spread the word.) DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21April 19): Refuse to let what others say or do bother you. Tolerance, patience and keeping in mind that everyone is entitled to his or her opin-ion will help you avoid a family feud. Listen, but don’t make judgments. +++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): Share your thoughts and enjoy the company of close friends, relatives and people you love. You will find out something very unexpect-ed about someone. Don’t act surprised, but do offer support. Let romance end your day and lead to a bet-ter relationship. +++ GEMINI (May 21June 20): If you cannot be honest about your life with your friends and rela-tives, you are best not to say anything at all. Focus on the youngsters and the elders in the family, and avoid anyone who tends to be nosy or meddling. +++++ CANCER (June 21July 22): Don’t get angry. It won’t be worth it and can result in a family feud that is difficult to resolve. Overreacting, overspend-ing and overindulging must all be kept to a mini-mum. Make love, not war, and avoid isolation. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You are best to move about and engage in activi-ties that ensure you will do more and say less. Playing with children will make your day complete. Make sure you have your personal papers in order if traveling. ++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get together with people you enjoy spend-ing time with. The topics you discuss and the activi-ties you share will lead to a closer bond. Love and romance are in the stars. Making someone happy will make you happy in return. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Lay low, listen carefully and refuse to get dragged into a dispute that can only lead to hard feel-ings. Keep your life, your day and your interactions with others simple and pleasant. Now is not the time to complain, criticize or retaliate. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Take control of whatever situation you face and monitor those who are out of control or causing a problem. Your ease of handling a situation will make you the hero and everyone’s best buddy. Be patient and understanding. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may feel like going on an adventure, but don’t risk the chance of getting into trouble with someone you love or ending up injured. Size up whatever situation you face and be honest in your assessment before you make a move. ++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll face criticism if someone thinks you have not pulled your weight or your full share. Expect to face problems if you travel or get involved in conversations that deal with lifestyle, religion or politics. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Saying what’s on your mind may lead to emotional conflicts. You are best to go it alone. Joint ventures and efforts will not run smoothly. Gifts and money appear to be heading your way. Be grateful for what you receive. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Spread your time amongst those you don’t see often, but be sure to include someone close to you who may feel awk-ward if left alone. Leaving someone out will change the dynamics of your rela-tionship. Being sensitive will help dissipate a dis-pute. +++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Don’t wait until tomorrow to tell the people you love Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013 3B


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EOE / Drug-Free Workplace / Criminal background checks required. 05542606EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIACOUNTY Columbia County is accepting applications for 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee Position is responsible for call taking and dispatching for law enforcement, fire, and medical emergency calls, as well as certain non-emergency functions. Minimum requirements: At least 18 years old, possess high school diploma/GED, at least one year continuous wor experience in a busy and/or high stress environment. Successful applicant must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen, criminal history check to satisfy FLDept of Law Enforcement standards for NCIC/FCIC operators and additional pre employment testing as required. Salary $10.02 hourly,. Excellent benefits. Applications available at Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando Ave, Suite 203, Lake City, FLor (386) 719-2025, TDD (386)758-2139. Deadline for applications Open Until Filled An AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer. 05542624Admissions & Marketing Asst. RN Supervisors Day & Night Shift 180 bed skilled and rehab facility is looking for dynamic, positive and experienced candidates with related work experiences. One to two years experience in a long term and rehab SNF, familiar with regulatory, payor source requirements, demonstrate effective customer focused communications, high morale, leadership qualities and self directed. Contact: Suwannee Health Care Center – Staff Development Office 1620 Helvenston Street, Live Oak, FL32064, Tel 386-362-7860 Camping World Lake City. Apply in person. NO PHONE CALLS.. Open Position: Sales Person High School education or equivalent. 2+ years experience in Sales RVSales experience preferred. Available to start immediately. 100Job OpportunitiesCamping World Lake City. Apply in person. NO PHONE CALLS. Open Position: Title Clerk High School education or equivalent. 2+ years experience as a title clerk. RV Sales experience preferred. Available to start immediately. Case ManagerPosition PT/CM needed for grant funded programs serving senior adults in Columbia County. Applicant must have 4 yr. degree in aging/health related area. Self directed; computer literate. Starts at $12/hr. Send resume attention: Executive Director, P.O. Box 1772, Lake City, FL32056. EOE Tax Preparer Liberty Tax Service is looking for tax preparers with strong customer service skills to deliver many happy returns. Tax preparation isn’t just about bean counting! Are you a “people person” with quick learning skills and committed to accuracy and detail? Apply to Liberty Tax Service! E-mail to or call 386-754-0311. 120Medical EmploymentD irector of Nursing Avalon Healthcare is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Nursing. RN and Management Experience in LTC required. Competitive Salary and Excellent benefit package. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation. 1270 S.W. Main Blvd, Lake City, Florida 32055 386-752-7900 EOE The Orthopaedic Institute is seeking an experienced, full-timeX-ray Tech forits Lake City location. 240Schools & Education05542377INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499next class1/13/2014• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class1/13/2014• LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous BLUE SITTING room chair $40 OBO 386-292-3927 ELECTRIC GOLF CARTwell maintained, clean, kept in garage, will be very satisfied. 2 seater w/ topper. $1500 call 386-288-6877 440Miscellaneous MAYTAG GAS range, white, works great. $200 OBO Christmas Special 386-292-3927 Nice SleeperCouch First $60 gets it 386-292-3927 RARE FIND male Chihuahua mix fawn w/black nose, real sweetie about 8 pounds. $185 OBO 386-292-3927 WHITE ELECTRIC Stove Clean, Works great $150 386-292-3927 White Kenmore Refrigerator Nice and Clean $175 OBO 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $500/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or 3bd/2ba Clean & quiet. Branford Area $550 + Sec. Country Setting. 386-590-0642 or MH for rent $350/mo & up. $200 s.d. moves you in. Small pets w/ non-refundable dep. Cool Breeze Mobile Home Park. 386-755-5488 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent2BR/1BAAPT. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 2BR/1BADUPLEX $650mth Plus Deposit Call 755-6867 Large & clean 1br/1ba apt. CH/Alg walk in closet. Close to town. $395. mo and $350. dep. (904)563-6208 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent4BA/2BAWORKSHOP Fenced back yard $950/mo $950 sec. dep. 365-5489 740Furnished Homes forRentHOUSE FOR rent on 10 acres w/ barn & fishpond in country 10 min from town. 1st+last required $750/mo. 386-623-5410 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale 1/4 ACRE, new well, septic and power, paved rd, owner fin, no down pym’t, $24,900, ($256 month) 352-215-1018 Nice 6.65 acre tract of vacant land. Well, septic & power pole. Ready for your site built or MH. $44,000 MLS85624 Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473 805Lots forSale PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale 2br/2ba mfg home on paved road w/1,216 SqFt, new roof in 2003, fp plus self-contained 35’camper for guests. $69,900 MLS85206 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 3br/2ba In Colubmia County. Large master suite w/glamour bath & split floor plan. on 1/2 acre $174,900 MLS83469 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 3br/2ba on 1 acre! On a beautifully landscaped yard. Lg Master complete w/garden tub. Lg open kit w/lots of cabinets. $137,500 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 Fixer-Upper1940’s House, (1750 Sq Ft) on 5 acres in Ft White. $59,900, owner financing w/$15,000 down payment. I will consider less for cash. Property is 164 Genesis CT, near FTWhite Park. Call Charlie 386-984-7226. Home on over 2 acres! 3br/3ba, 2 FP, unique master suite. 12x14 concrete shet, rv hookup. Jackie Taylor& Associates MLS86793 Sabrina Suggs (386) 854-0686 LG 4br/2ba DWMH on 4.95 acres. FP, lg rooms w/walk-in-closets, master bath w/garden tub, open kit w/lots of cabinet space. $94,995 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 Located in Live Oak 3br/2ba DWMH on 1 acre. New carpet, lg rooms, open kit w/island, spacious master w/garden tub. $64,995 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 STARTOUTor retire in this immaculate, fully furnished home for only $51,000 Nate Sweat (386)628-1552 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#82545 SPACIOUS 4BR/2BAbrick home on 3.28 acres, pool, detached garage and pole barn! $169,000 Janet Creel (386) 719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#83668 LOCATION! Great 3BR home overlooking Lake Isabella, new windows, doors & carpet $69,900 Debbie King (386)365-3886 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#84387 GORGEOUS and immactulate 3BR/2BAhome on 5 acres, must see! $124,990 Anite Toneti (386)697-3780 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85544 Spacious 4br,split floor plan w/sep living rm & fam rm. Fenced backyard for privacy & above ground pool MLS81472 $237,000 Missy Zucher 623-0237 Remax Rustic cypress log cabin 2br/1ba w/solar panels. Wood stove & gas range. 18 acres fenced. MLS81761 $94,999 Remax Professionals Jo Lytte 365-2821 Cypress Landing! 3br/2ba w/split floor plan, large kitchen, great room & dining area overlooking lanai $119,000 MLS81996 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Nice mini farm on 2 ac. fenced & cross fencd w/water for livestock. 2br/2ba, all appliances new. $45,000 Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473 MLS82569 810Home forSale Riverfront: 114ft, 2/2, 1.156sq ft, completely furnished, shop/ storage, deck at river. $150,000 MLS83114 Glenda McCall 208-5244 Poole Realty Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Brick home. Formal LR, Lg fam room w/brick FP. 2 storage bldgs. Screened porch. $135,000 MLS 83143 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 3BR/2BARanch. Can be purchased w/adjoining lot! $136,000. Adjoining lot is $10,000 Sabrina Suggs (386) 854-0686 Jackie Taylor& Associates MLS83172 Features volume ceilings, master suite w/private den/study, gorgeous pool and game room, lg center island MLS83450 $499,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax Great location! Off Paved road in desirable community. 3br/3ba, sep fam rm, Florida rm, wookshop & detached garage. MLS83598 Missy Zucker 623-0237 Remax Country living close to town: beautiful well maintained home & manicured grounds. 3/2 $159,000 MLS83604 Sherrel McCall 688-7563 Poole Realty Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Near Santa Fe River.Well maintained manufactured home on 1.8 acres. $64,900 MLS84076 Sherry Ratliff 365-8414 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Super package. Modular home on 1 acre lot. 3br/2ba. Front porch & back deck. $69,900 MLS84092 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Beautiful home, pool, tile, carpet & hickory flooring, FPwith gas insert, granite in baths. $225,000 FPw/gas insert MLS84384 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Centry 21-Darby Rogers Custom built. Open floor plan w/oversized custom island kit. Master suite has lg sitting area. $199,900 MLS 84561 HeatherCraig 466-9223 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Well kept 3br/2br. Vaulted ceiling great rm leads to FLrm. $124,900 MLS 84613 Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Home on 5 acres. 4br/2ba split floor plan. Lg back porch leads right to pool. $229,900 MLS84651 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Century 21-Darby Rogers Price Reduced! Recently remodeled trilevel home, lg open kitchen w/lots of cabinets. $199,000 MLS84683 HeatherCraig 466-9223 3/2.5 brick home. FP, vaulted ceilings & beautifully landscaped yard w/3 outbuildings. 24x34 metal bldg. $219,000 MLS84695 Irvin Dees 208-4276 Poole Realty Retirement living 55+ 2br/2ba, open kit w/bar & dining room, lg br, office /craft w/lots of windows $80,000 MLS84702 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 3br/2ba in Union County on 1.3+/acres! Upgrades incl gorgeous cabinetry, granite countetops, 10’ceilings. $235,000 MLS84716 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 7+/acres! 4br/2.5ba, in Union County. Built in 2001. Very spacious w/many upgrades. Amust see! $289,900 MLS84803 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 2br/1ba on almost a half acre. Quiet & well maintained neighborhood. Gorgeous view. MLS84808 $199,900 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax Quality home. 2.87 acres can be divided for 2nd dewelling. Small cabin on property w/wood burning stove. $137,500 MLS84864 David Mincey 590-0157 Poole Realty Beautiful 3.5 acres surround large Ranch style 3br/3ba in High Point Subdivision. $159,900 MLS85669 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax 810Home forSale Lg Manufactured 4br/2ba, 2040sq ft, covered fr porch, screen back porch, island in kit, laundry off kit. $110,000 MLS84966 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 321 NWSunset Hill Ct offers astonishing panoramic view! 3,629 SqFt brick home on 2 acres w/inground pool $289,500 MLS84978 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Very private 4br/2ba country brick on 5 horse ready acres. Fenced & cross fenced. Lg barn/workshop MLS85044 $213,900 Remax Professionals Jo Lytte 365-2521 2br/2ba home, w/upgraded kit cabinets, enclosed sunroom. Master br has 2 closets & shower. 2nd bd has full bath. MLS85066 $70,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Solid Brick 3br/2ba, great room, fam room. Open back patio overlooks private back yard, 1 acre. MLS85098 $185,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Concrete block home in town. LR, fam rm w/wood burning FP. Master br has 1.5 ba $108,900 MLS 85161 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Well maintained custom built, many unique features. Split floor plan, plus more! $349,999 Centry 21 Darby Rogers MLS85308 HeatherCraig 466-9223 2br/1ba in town. Built in 1996 & includes some appliances. Large carport. Ready to be moved into! $89,000 MLS85365 Poole Realty Vern Roberts 688-1940 Tri-River Farms! 3br/2ba beautifully maintained mfg home with workshop all on 2.31 acres in Branford area $79,900 MLS85370 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Country Home only minutes from town! 3br/2ba on sq 1-acre lot w/1,709SqFt.Quiet & cozy neighborhood. $128,900 MLS85473 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5100 3B Wood look vinyl in kitchen & dining room. 1 acre fenced. Piece of country just minutes to I-75 $499,000 MLS85528 Jo Lytte 365-2821 Remax Professionals Handyman Special! This beautiful 16 acres is priced to sell! Home needs a little TLC; ONLY $89,900 MLS85598 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Brick 3br/1ba, corner lot, near shopping, parks, schools, screen porch, wooded deck, fenced back yard. $94,000 Denise MilliganBose Realty 397-3313 MLS85637 Beautiful Pool home on 3/4 acre. Lg 4br/2ba almost 2000sf & sits in spectacular & manicured subdivision. $209,000 MLS85657 Remax Missy Zucher 623-0237 820Farms & Acreage10 ACRES with w/ss/pp. Owner financed, low down payment Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www 830Commercial PropertyHOME/OFFICE Building in town with 1,564 sq. ft., very nice! Only $95,000 (386) 719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85234 Beauty Parlor, great office location! With purchase of adjoining lot $165,000 Sabrina Suggs (386)854-0686 MLS85381 Jackie Taylor& Associates 860Investment PropertyLOADED Hunting camp on 89 acres with everything (call for list) you need! $299,000 Rob Edwards (386)965-0763 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85131 Buy your own private fresh water spring on the Sante Fe River. 4,500ft of water frontage & 561 acres. MLS83354 William Golightly 590-6681 Poole Realty RECYCLE YOUR PAPER