The Lake City reporter

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title:
Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
Physical Description:
Newspaper
Language:
English
Publisher:
John H. Perry
Place of Publication:
Lake City Fla
Creation Date:
March 3, 2012
Publication Date:
Frequency:
daily (monday through friday)[<1969>-]
weekly[ former 1967-<1968>]
daily
normalized irregular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Lake City (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Columbia County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Columbia -- Lake City
Coordinates:
30.189722 x -82.639722 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
Funding:
Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000358016
oclc - 33283560
notis - ABZ6316
lccn - sn 95047175
sobekcm - UF00028308_01569
System ID:
UF00028308:02251

Related Items

Preceded by:
Lake City reporter and Columbia gazette


This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text

PAGE 1

Lake City Reporter THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1 LOCAL NEWS First Federal Bank and employees donate to local agencies, 6A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 237 65 34 Showers, 2A TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Local . . . . . . . . 6A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 4B COMMUNITY Southside Sports Complex gets a new sign, 5A. TODAY IN SPORTS Local athlete, FSU head to national championship game, 1B. High hopes for 2014 By AMANDA WILLIAMSON awilliamson@lakecityreporter.com ll 5-year-old Collin hopes for this coming new year is a golden retriever puppy and maybe, if that doesnt work out, a remote-con trolled train. Scott Carroll hopes his business perks up, and Melissa Williams just wants the world to remember to pay it forward. New Years resolutions come and go. People make plans to lose weight, quit smoking and eat healthier, but sometimes life gets in the way. The gym can seem too far, the stress too great and the hunger too strong to keep the pesky reso lution made months ago. With 2013 behind us, many Columbia County residents have hopes sometimes beyond their control they wish to see fulfilled throughout the wide-open year in front of them. The Lake City Reporter talked to a few locals to see what they want the new year to bring. Couple arrested for retail theft By AMANDA WILLIAMSON awilliamson@lakecityreporter.com A Lake City couple was arrested Saturday after allegedly stealing merchandise from Walmart, then engaging in an altercation with the stores loss prevention officers, accord ing to a Lake City Police Department arrest report. Allen Michael Buse, 31, and Brandi Lucas Buse, 26, both of 319 NW Irene Lane, are banned from the Walmart on U.S. Highway 90 for one year. Allen Buse faces a charge of simple bat Minimum wage rises 14 cents By AMANDA WILLIAMSON awilliamson@lakecityreporter.com Among the new laws that took effect statewide and nationally on the first day of the new year, Florida minimum-wage workers will also see a slight bump in their paychecks. An automatic increase of 14 cents an hour raises the minimum wage rate in the state to $7.93, up from $7.79. The federal minimum wage is $7.25. Tipped workers will now earn $4.91 an hour, com pared to their previous wage rate of $4.77. Florida voters approved a constitutional amend ment in 2004 that created Floridas minimum wage laws and tied the rate to inflation increases. Florida is one of 14 states increas ing its minimum wage in 2014. While eight states, including Florida, will see only small, automatic increases, five of the 14 states passed laws to sig nificantly increase their hourly wage to 75 cents or a $1 more an hour. Floridas workers have earned more than fed eral minimum wage since 2011 when the statewide rate jumped to $7.31. The national minimum wage has stayed at $7.25 since 2009. Florida now pays its minimum-wage earners 68 cents more than the fed eral rate. However, the 14-cent increase only adds an addi tional $5.60 to workers paychecks for 40 hours of work. PAY TO THE ORDER OF MEMO DOLLARS $ DATE |:0002458163891|: 7232553 1234 EMILY LAWSON /Lake City Reporter Allen Buse Brandi Buse BUSE continued on 3A Melissa Williams Scott Caroll Bruce and Nicole Norris Holly Paphides Kyria Paphides, 12 Collin, 5, and grandma Julie A After working as a disc jockey for the last 30 years, Scott Carroll has seen it all weddings, holiday par ties, birthdays, corporate events and more. But he wants 2014 to be the year his Mobile Disc Jockey Service takes off. To make it happen, he plans to join the Columbia County-Lake City Chamber of Commerce, spread the word about his business and adver tise more. I just feel like its going to be a little bit better for me, he said. I go to where the parties are at. Im not a nightclub DJ. Since the invention of MP3s, ama teur disc jockeys have become more popular. Carroll went to school for broadcasting and worked in the radio industry before starting his own DJ business. He said he is one of two professional DJs in Columbia County. I like being able to see people hav ing a good time, he said. The music is not for me. Its for the guests. Struggling in math and science, Kyria hopes the new year brings her more focus for her school work. I dont like fractions dividing, multiplying, cross-dividing, cross-mul tiplying, she said. According to Kyrias mom, Holly Paphides, her daughter tends to be a social butterfly while at school. Easily distracted, Kyria said she plans to study hard to help get through math, especially the painful fractions. She intends to listen and pay attention, so by the end of 2014 she might even have straight As. Kyria is also on the Lake City Middle School Falconettes. The group will attend a statewide competition in Tampa this year. Kyria wants to win. With a full-time job and full-time parenting responsibilities, Paphides hopes she has time during the next 12 months to rekindle some of her rela tionships with friends. Since she knows being a friend takes work, Paphides plans to take time, even a moment, just to let her friends know shes thinking about them. I think I will reach out more, she said. Even just reaching out to people can change somebodys day and it lets them know I care about whats going on in their life. To help strengthen her goals, Paphides wants to be more focused and disciplined in her yearly goals. A big hope, as far as world-relat ed, is for the society to turn back to our basic, Godly principles and our freedoms, she said. I already have a cat, Collin said. Two cats, actually. I want a golden retriever. Because theyre golden, and thats my favorite color. His mother purchased the two cats, which Collin named Tom and Jerry, because she works during the day. Cats tend to not need as much attention, Collins grandmother Julie Holland said. Though Holland has a dog, Collin said he has never owned one before. Im the only one that wants it, he said. If he doesnt get a puppy during the next year, Collin just hopes for his second wish a remote-controlled train. If I got the dog and the train, the dog could chase the train, he said, a wide smile spreading across his face. Or the cats could. They like to chase tiny toys. In hopes of starting a cycle of good deeds, Williams wants people to find it in their hearts to help those less for tunate than they are. You know, at any point in your life, you could be the one that needs the help, she said. Pay it forward. You help them, and they help someone else. It just continues. Working in the trenches of the medi cal industry, Williams feels compelled to help other people. The other day, she paid for the food of the person in line behind her at the Zaxbys drivethrough. Im hoping that a lot of people who lost their job get new jobs in the com ing year, she said. There are a lot of people out there that can help some people.... I just would hope someone would help me if I needed it. Her mother, Gail Hitchcock, believes people should volunteer at local Hospice shelters to give back to the community. The organizations need all the help they can get, she said. The newlyweds went on a Disney cruise for their honeymoon, but the trip left them at square one for tackling their now-combined debt. Student loans and credit card bills have piled up over the years, but they hope to end this year with all those trou bles behind them. We want to be debt-free, Bruce Norris said. We just got married. We agreed a good place to start our mar riage is for all our money to be our money. So by the end of 2014, we hope to be debt free. In the next couple weeks, Bruce Norris wants to move into a full-time job a move he believes would catapult the two closer to their goal. But for the serious heavy lifting, the couple turned to Dave Ramseys debt snowball meth od. They plan on paying the minimum amounts required on all of their bills, except the smallest balance. Once the smallest debt is paid, they will move to the next smallest. Both Bruce and Nicole Norris agree that they will be smart about their money during 2014. Tips for making New Years Resolutions: 1. Resolve to do something you actually want to achieve, not something you think you should achieve. 2. Break your big goal down into smaller, more-easily attainable goals to measure your progress throughout the year. 3. Set weekly or monthly reminders to check in on yourself and see how youre doing.

PAGE 2

APPAA ,!+%#)49!,-!.!# œiV>]`>>>`}>…ˆV^"£7i>…ini>]*]>`ˆœ]7ˆi>…i'Lˆ…iVœ“ -1 "" 56).$%8 (;75(0(PLQXWHVWREXUQ /œ`>'>‡ˆœi>`ˆ>ˆœˆŽvœ…i>i>œ>V>ivœ“œ£ &9) !NEXCLUSIVE SERVICE BROUGHTTO OURREADERS BY 4HE7EATHER #HANNEL 30/.3/2%$"9 nˆ 4(%7%!4(%2 7%!4(%2()34/29 3HQVDFROD 7DOODKDVVHH 3DQDPD&LW\ 9DOGRVWD 'D\WRQD%HDFK &DSH&DQDYHUDO *DLQHVYLOOH /DNH&LW\ 2FDOD 2UODQGR -DFNVRQYLOOH 7DPSD :HVW3DOP%HDFK )W0\HUV )W/DXGHUGDOH 1DSOHV 0LDPL .H\:HVW /r*r,/1,rœ“>…ˆ}… œ“>œ*,rn*//" œ…œ>9i>œ> (),/ ,/(),/ (),/(),/ () 2 03 04 05 06 FridaySaturday Cape Canaveral 62/55/pc73/63/pc Daytona Beach 56/48/pc70/57/pc Fort Myers 69/51/pc77/63/pc Ft. Lauderdale 70/63/pc77/70/sh Gainesville 53/34/s65/49/pc Jacksonville 50/33/s61/49/pc Key West 73/66/sh77/71/pc Lake City 53/34/s65/49/pc Miami 71/62/pc78/71/sh Naples 67/54/pc76/66/cd Ocala 56/35/pc68/50/pc Orlando 60/47/pc73/58/pc Panama City 47/39/s63/53/pc Pensacola 47/41/s56/54/pc Tallahassee 50/31/s63/51/pc Tampa 62/47/pc73/60/pc Valdosta 50/32/s59/51/pc W. Palm Beach 70/62/pc77/71/pc 67/31 67/34 65/34 67/31 63/27 65/34 68/36 76/43 72/40 79/45 79/50 76/47 83/65 83/65 81/56 79/61 83/65 81/68 AhurricaneinJanuary? Well,onthisdatein 1955,boththelatestandearliesthurricaneonrecordmovedthroughtheAtlantic.HurricaneAliceactuallyformedonDecember31,1954,butitmovedovertheLeewardIslandstodaywithwindsof85mph.High WednesdayLow Wednesday 66 84 in 197518 in 1918 5742 51 Wednesday 0.29"0.00"0.08" 0.08" 7:27 a.m. 5:42 p.m. 7:27 a.m. 5:43 p.m. 8:15 a.m. 7:28 p.m. Jan 7 Jan 15 Jan 24 Jan 30 FirstFullLastNew QuarterQuarter Sunrise todaySunset todaySunrise tom.Sunset tom.Moonrise todayMoonset todayMoonrise tom.Moonset tom. Record highRecord low Normal month-to-dateNormal year-to-date THU 6534 FRI 5229 SAT 6347 SUN 6745 MON 6131 WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed 66 62 72 71 67 58 57 49 50 53 57 47 5151 Actual highActual low Average highAverage low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Thursday, Jan. 2 Thursday's highs/Thursday night's low 2 Low mins to burn 20 Rain showers Cloudy SunnyPartly cloudy Chance ofrain showers Slight chance ofrain showers 8:36 p.m. HI LOHI LOHI LOHI LOHI LO 2014 0.00" 9:04 a.m. Mother of Belcher sues Chiefs for wrongful death KANSAS CITY — The mother of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. The lawsuit, filed by Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to “repeti-tive head trauma,” and that the Chiefs failed to provide adequate medical care before Belcher killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide last December. Shepherd is seeking a jury trial and judgment “in excess of $15,000 for actual damages, punitive damages, and/or aggravating circumstances, for the cost of this action, and for such relief as the court deems fair and reasonable.” Belcher’s body was exhumed at a cemetery in Bay Shore, N.Y., at his family’s request earlier this month so that his brain could be studied for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative neurological condition. CTE has been linked to mul-tiple concussions and includes symptoms such as memory problems, behavioral changes and eventually dementia. Shepherd’s lawsuit claims the Chiefs failed to warn her son of the short-term and long-term risks of concussions; failed to identify and remove Belcher from practice or games after sustaining head trauma; failed to educate Belcher about concussions; failed to monitor or treat Belcher for neurological dysfunction; and failed to provide appropriate counseling. According to the lawsuit, Belcher was knocked unconscious during a game against Jacksonville in 2009 but did not receive adequate treatment before return-ing to team activities. On Dec. 1, 2012, Belcher shot to death his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, while Shepherd was caring for his infant daugh-ter in a nearby room. Belcher then sped from the residence to the Chiefs training facility, where he shot himself in the head in the parking lot. The team was unaware of the lawsuit as of Tuesday night. 2AWEATHER 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. HOW TO REACH USMain number ........(386) 752-1293 Fax number ..............752-9400Circulation ...............755-5445Online... www.lakecityreporter.comThe Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub-lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis-sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson.....754-0418(twilson@lakecityreporter.com)NEWSEditor Robert Bridges.....754-0428(rbridges@lakecityreporter.com)ADVERTISING.........752-1293 (ads@lakecityreporter.com)CLASSIFIEDTo place a classified ad, call 755-5440BUSINESSController Sue Brannon....754-0419(sbrannon@lakecityreporter.com)CIRCULATIONHome delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service.In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a ser-vice error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or ser-vice related credits will be issued.In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or ser-vice related credits will be issued.Circulation...............755-5445(circulation@lakecityreporter.com)Home delivery rates(Tuesday -Friday and Sunday)12 Weeks.................. $26.3224 Weeks...................$48.7952 Weeks...................$83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks.................. $41.4024 Weeks...................$82.8052 Weeks..................$179.40 Lake City Reporter WINNING LOTTO NUMBERS Cash 3: (Wednesday) 9-1-3 Play 4: (Wednesday) 9-9-6-5 Fantasy 5: (Tuesday) 12-16-22-25-32 THOUGHT FOR TODAY SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY COURTESYRepresenting Melrose ParkThe Melrose Park Elementary School student council is p ictured. Fourth grade representatives are Robbie Wood (ba ck row, from left), T’eona Williams, Doralynn Willis and Hannah D icks. Fifth grade representatives are Makhia Miller, Jorda n Butts, Brandi Jones, Alex Anderson and Darian Mayo. Presiden t Jamya Fennell (front row, from left), Vice President Jaelin Brown, Publicity Chairman Taiya Peacock and Secretary Madaly n Keen.My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. — Maya Anelou “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath rec-onciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of recon-ciliation.” — 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 PHOTO OF THE DAY New Year’s celebrations gone wrongTampa Bay-area deputy injured in hit-and-run ZEPHYRHILLS — A Tampa Bayarea sheriff’s deputy is hospitalized after being seriously injured in a head-on crash. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says the deputy’s cruiser was hit head on by a pickup truck early Wednesday, and the other driver fled the scene on foot. Deputy Darren Hill was airlifted to a Tampa hospital. The sheriff’s office says Hill was being treated for two broken legs and internal injuries. Authorities say Hill was able to trigger an emergency alert signal in his vehicle after the crash. Nocco says it’s not known whether the other driver was intoxicated. Authorities were attempting to track the suspect with police dogs. Nocco says a woman who owns the truck gave investigators a list of people who may have been driving to a New Year’s Eve party.Jacksonville man injured while playing with gun JACKSONVILLE — Authorities say a man in northeast Florida acci-dentally shot himself in the head while playing with a gun to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brian Shore tells First Coast News that the man was celebrating with his family around midnight Tuesday when he accidentally fired the gun and shot himself. The man has not been identified. Authorities say he was hospitalized Wednesday in serious condition.Teen kills father in domestic dispute AVALON PARK — Authorities say a central Florida man has been shot and killed by his teenage son in a domestic dispute. According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened early Wednesday in Avalon Park. Deputies say the man was intoxicated and hitting his wife. That’s when the 15-year-old allegedly shot his father. The woman told 911 dispatchers that her husband had come home drunk and hit her, and then her son shot him. The teen was taken into custody. AROUND FLORIDA Q Associated PressPEOPLE IN THE NEWSQ Associated Press SEE AN ERROR? 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 PAT HUNZIKER /Courtesy2014 New Year’s Baby BasketsShands Lakeshore RMC Auxiliary president Deanna Law presents New Year’s birthday baby baskets to Labor and Delivery nurse Aimee Williams. The auxiliary presents these baskets to the first new born boy and girl of the year and has done so for at least 20 years. The handmade quilts inside the baskets were donated by Carol Gr aham who is a member of the Lady of the Lake Quilt Guild here in Lake City. PICTURE THIS

PAGE 3

3A ATTN: EILEEN BENNETT LAKE CITY REPORTER Runs: Thursday, January 2, 2014 Size: 6 col. (10.625) x 10.5, Black & White File name: 1-2_CAMPUS_MortgageBuster50+_bw_ LC.pdf Sent out: by e-mail 12/30/13 Fran Rowe, Clark/Nikdel/Powell Advertising, 863-299-9980 x1030 Membership is open to anyone in Alachua, Columbia and Suwannee counties! 2 Apply online at www.campuscu.com Visit any CAMPUS Service Center or Cal l 386-754-9088 and press 4 you have 3 0 % or more equity in your hom e ... you want to avoid high closing cost s ... TOTAL CLOSING COSTS 1 10-year FIXED APR 1 First Mortgage (5and 15-year terms also available) $ 19 9 3 2 9 % APR 1 Think of it as an early retirement present ... Retire your mortgage before you retire. 1. Oer does not apply to existing CAMPUS loans. Oer is for new loans only. Oer subject to change without notice. Credit approval, sucient income, adequate property valuation and rst-mortgage position are required. Owner-occupied property only. Oer excludes mobile homes; certain other restrictions apply. Property insurance is required; an appraisal, ood and/or title insurance may be required at an additional expense to the borrower. If loan is paid in full within the rst 24 months, closing costs paid by CAMPUS will be added to the loan payo amount. Example: a $105,000 loan at 3.25% for 120 months would require 119 monthly payments of $1,026.27 and one nal payment of $1,022.09, total nance charge of $18,343.93; for a total of payments of $123,151.93. The amount nanced is $104,808.00; the APR is 3.288%. APR=Annual Percentage Rate. 2. Credit approval and initial deposit of $5 required. Mention this ad and well waive the $15 new member fee. This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. 10-year xed rate APR 1 Lake City 1658 W. US Hwy. 90 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 3A Report: Man used tin foil to deactivate anti-theft device By AMANDA WILLIAMSON awilliamson@lakecityreporter.com A Lake City man faces charges of retail theft and larceny after allegedly using countermeasures to deactivate a computers anti-theft device, then leav ing Walmart with the stolen merchan dise. David Harold Spicer, 61, of NE Putnam Street, was arrested on Saturday on a $10,000 bond, according to a Lake City Police Department arrest report. He has since been released. Officer L. Thomas responded to Walmart on U.S. Highway 90 in refer ence to a retail theft at approximately 7:11 p.m. on Saturday. Loss prevention employees had already detained Spicer. Two Walmart employees said they watched Spicer place a computer in his shopping cart. He then proceeded to the grocery aisle, where Spicer placed tin foil over the antitheft device to coun ter its effectiveness, the report said. In the mens clothing depart ment, Spicer selected a jacket and used it to cover the computer in his shopping cart. An employee then watched as Spicer moved to the front of the store, picked up a Sprite and then appeared to be wait ing for a store associate to move away from the exit, the report said. After the employee moved, Spicer left the store without attempting to pay for the selected merchandise. Thomas arrested Spicer for retail grand theft and using a counter measure for an anti-theft device, both felony offenses. Spicer was transported to the Columbia County Detention Facility without fur ther incident. Spicer tery, and Brandi Buse was charged with retail theft, resisting a merchant and using a fraudulent receipt to obtain a refund. According to the arrest report, Officer J. Anthony arrived at Walmart on Saturday in response to a retail theft in progress. Dispatch notified him that the subject, wear ing a black sweater, was running from Walmart employees. As Anthony pulled into the area, he noticed a woman running from the store into the Papa Johns Pizza located directly behind Walmart, the report said. Anthony detained Brandi Buse, and Walmart loss preven tion employees identi fied her as the suspect. Buse allegedly resisted Walmarts loss preven tion employees when they tried to take a gift card she had fraudulently obtained with stolen mer chandise. Three retail associates said they saw Brandi Buse select an X-Box controller and three five-dollar DVD movies, worth $39.96. As loss prevention tried to detain Brandi Buse, her husband Allen Buse approached the group and pushed one of the Walmart employees. Both Brandi and Allen Buse were arrested and read their Miranda warn ing. While driving to the jail, Brandi Buse allegedly said to her husband that she did steal the X-Box controller. Anthony asked her if that was the only item she stole, and Buse said yes. When asked why she stole the control ler, Buse said she did not want to talk. BUSE Continued From 1A Associated Press WASHINGTON This could be the year that things finally turn around for President Barack Obamas health care law. Yet it could start with another round of glitches that vex consumers and leave Republicans crowing, We told you so. The laws major benefits take effect with the new year, along with an unpopular insurance mandate and the risk of more nerve-racking coverage disruptions. Big improvements are in store for some, including Howard Kraft of Lincolnton, N.C. A painful spinal problem left him unable to work as a hotel bellman. But hes got coverage because federal law now forbids insurers from turning away people with health problems. I am not one of these people getting a policy because Im being made to, Kraft said. I need one to stay alive. Whats good for millions like Kraft is secured through what others see as an imposition: requiring virtually every American to get covered, through an employer, a government program or direct purchase of a plan. New year could bring good or bad news for Obamacare Top 10 charitable gifts of 2013 reflect philanthropy rebound Associated Press WASHINGTON Philanthropy made a comeback in large donations in 2013 with the nations wealthiest donors giving more than $3.4 billion to charity, according to a new tally of the top 10 gifts of 2013 by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The analysis of the years top gifts also found there were more gifts of $100 million or more than in 2012. In 2013, there were 15 publicly announced gifts of at least $100 million, com pared with 11 in 2012. The largest donation of 2013 came from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, who announced in December that they had given 18 million shares of Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The gift was valued at more than $990 million. This was the first time donors under the age of 30 have made the nations largest philanthropic gift, according to the report. Colleges and universities also were among the primary beneficiaries of some of the nations biggest donations, the report found. Nike Inc. co-founder and chairman Philip Knight and his wife, Penelope, made the second largest gift commitment of 2013, pledging $500 million to the Oregon Health and Science University Foundation for cancer research. The university has to match the donation in the next two years to receive the full gift. ANALYSIS Panhandle house fire kills 4 women Associated Press MARIANNA Four women died Wednesday in a house fire in the Florida Panhandle. Marianna Fire Chief Nakeya Lovett said three smoke detectors woke up six children in the house. All the children escaped the fire. Thats what woke them up to alert everybody that there was a fire, to try to get everybody out. And unfortu nately the four didnt make it out, Lovett told WJHGTV These women were pil lars in the community. A lot of people would pass by and blow the horn as they saw them sitting on the porch. Its just heart-breaking. James Rhynes said the fire killed four of his relatives. My grandmother, her name is Gertrude Pete. Her mother, which is Sarah Johnson, thats my great grandmother, and then my mothers fathers mother, Elise Pete, which was also in the house, and then my moms baby sister who was also in the house, Cynthia Pete, Rhynes said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Right now were spec ulating that it came from an overloaded extension cord, Lovett said. Thursdays on the calendar Outreach Ministry Pointing People to Christ meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at 284 SW Beech Street. The public is invited. Call Essie Wilson at 386-755-1483 for more information. Woodturners Bell Woodturners Club meets the sec ond Thursday of the month in the Bell community Center, Bell Florida at 7 p.m.. Every meeting features a show and tell of members cur rent projects. There are opportunities to take home project wood, tools and receive help from other turners. All experience welcome. For additional infor mation, contact Kent Harris at 365-7086.

PAGE 4

I t was just a small party, a few good friends who’d under-stand, I told myself, if they came to dinner and I wasn’t home. Shortly before our guests were due, I became painfully aware that something wasn’t right. And it was getting wronger. OK, I’ll just say it. I had what is known in medical terms as a UTI (urinary tract infection) or in more descriptive terms as an FOLH (flat-out living hell). When I told my husband we might need to cancel dinner, he said, “Quick, call the doctor!” The office was closed. The answering service said my doctor wouldn’t prescribe an antibiotic over the phone and I should go to an emergency room or an urgent care clinic. I pictured waiting for hours in the ER with people bleeding and cough-ing and throwing up. It was not how I wanted to spend the evening. So I called the nearest pharmacy with an urgent care clinic. It was open, but would close in an hour. I grabbed my keys, told my husband to start without me and I’d be back as soon as I could. Remarkably, I was first on the waiting list. There was only one patient ahead of me in the exam room. So I texted my husband to say I should be home soon. Then I sat down and began studying the medications on the shelves. Who knew there were so many ways to treat a cold? An hour later, I decided the person in the exam room was having a heart transplant and I’d be there all night. My pain was worsening. I was hungry, cold, dangerously close to tears and I really hate to cry in public. As a child, when I cried, my grandmother would nestle me in her great pillowy bosom, pat me just so, and whisper the magic words: “There, there.” That was all it took. “There, there” with the proper patting made everything better. I have used those words countless times over the years to comfort my children when they were hurt-ing; to soothe my mother when she was dying: and once, on a bumpy flight, to stop a woman from screaming, “Oh, God, we’re going down!” I’ve even tried saying them to myself, but that never seems to work. Maybe the real magic is knowing that someone cares enough about you to say them? That’s what I was thinking when I saw her. She was 3 years old, maybe 4, standing by her mother, who was scanning the shelves of cold remedies. Her long dark curls tangled in knots the way mine and my daugh-ter’s did when we were her age. She wore a red dress, white tights and sparkly shoes, and looked at me with eyes too wise for her years. When she started toward me, her mother glanced up, checked me out, then nodded and went back to perusing the shelves. She came close and stopped inches away, studying my face. “Hey,” I said. “I like your shoes. What’s your name?” She didn’t speak, just stared into my eyes as if to see beyond them. Her nose was running. She wiped it with a fist. “You have a cold?” I said. “It’s no fun being sick, huh?” And then, for reasons I can’t explain, she reached out her small starfish hand and slowly patted my knee, just so, just right, as if to say, “There, there.” Her mother called to her in Spanish and she turned to run, but looked back once to smile at me. Then they were gone. Minutes later, hallelujah, the heart transplant patient walked out, and I went in to be tested, examined, diagnosed and given a prescription that I picked up at the pharmacy, with some magic numb-ing pills that said in their own way, “There, there.” Then I went home to serve up supper. And it was still warm. Sometimes we entertain friends. But sometimes, if we’re really lucky, we get to entertain angels in spar-kly shoes. OPINION Thursday, January 2, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com 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: news@lakecityreporter.com Highway deaths back up in county A hope for the new yearT he year 2013 ended with higher taxes, more spending and a stagnant economy. The promise of “hope and change” remains as elusive as ever and likely will stay that way until voters give Washington new marching orders in the 2014 midterm elec-tions. A poll for CNN, released last week, gives Republicans a 5-point edge against Democrats in a gener-ic ballot. Surveys that don’t include the names of actual candidates aren’t worth a lot, particularly 10 months before an election. Voters’ moods and attitudes change quick-ly. In October, the Democrats were crowing about a 12-point advantage during the government shutdown squabble. But what the latest poll shows is that change lies within the grasp of Republicans — providing they don’t blow it. We shouldn’t hold our breath. Republicans end 2013 on a high note not because of anything they have done, but because Americans have recognized the lethal side effects of liberal nostrums. What more appropriate image could there be for the global-warming move-ment than a ship full of climate scientists stranded by the very Antarctic ice those scientists said would soon be melted by global warming. These passengers on the MV Akademik Schokalskiy have awaited rescue since Christmas, yet the icebreaker ships sent to rescue them have also become entangled in the ice. The foolish scientists predicted that the polar ice caps would melt, forests would catch fire and torna-does and hurricanes would level cities and flood towns. None of this happened, and 2013 proved to be remarkably mild. If 2013 had an over-all theme, it would have been promis-es made, promises broken. President Obama came into office as a cham-pion of civil liberties who would end torture and close Guantanamo. Guantanamo is still open, and the revelations of Edward Snowden show that the federal government’s unconstitutional snooping on the emails and phone calls of Americans has accelerated on Mr. Obama’s watch. The public is not amused. A Rasmussen poll earlier this year found 57 percent of respondents thought the spy agency fully intended to harass political opponents. That’s hardly a far-fetched concern, considering the Internal Revenue Service was caught red-handed abusing Tea Party groups because of their political views. When confronted with evidence of abuse by the IRS and the National Security Agency, Mr. Obama has done everything in his power to stifle the investigation, and now everyone notices that the “most transparent administration in history” is actually clouded by mud, fog and whitewash. The White House sells more Whoppers than Burger King. The one Mr. Obama can’t evade responsibility for is “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan — period.” Everyone knows that’s a lie, served with neither pickles nor toma-toes. Coverage is less affordable. Millions are booted from their health care plans. The website that was supposed to make buying insurance easy doesn’t work. If it weren’t a matter of life and death for so many people, Obamacare would be a comedy. Perhaps the best news for 2014 is that the nation’s humorless nanny, Michael R. Bloomberg, has turned in his sash and will no longer hold sway over the people of New York City. Hizzoner can no longer use the force of government to fulfill his personal crusades against salt, guns, electronic cigarettes, Styrofoam, trans fats and soda. When liberals achieve positions of power, they become their own worst enemy because the stuff they sell simply doesn’t work. The com-mon sense and good cheer of the American people is our reliable and constant hope, and we’re counting on it, big time, as we head toward November. N o one seems quite sure what happened in 2012 to cause the highway death rate here to plummet 72 percent in a single year. Just nine people lost their lives on Columbia County roadways in 2012, compared to 31 in 2011. Transportation officials, no ready explanation at hand, basically called it a fluke and suggested people may have been driving less. That sounds unlikely, especially since statewide figures didn’t show anywhere near that kind of drop. Whatever the case, county traffic deaths were up again sharply in 2013, nearly doubling 2012’s total at 17. That’s still not as bad as it might have been. From 2007 to 2011, our county averaged just under 29 highway deaths per year, mirroring a steady statewide decline. In 2007, 3,221 deaths were reported on Florida roadways, com-pared to just 2,421 in 2012, the last year for which figures are available. In all, we are headed in the right direction. Still, it’s not enough.Cars will never be made completely safe, but we ought not rest until the last hard-headed holdouts quit refusing to take the one simple precaution most likely to save their lives. When you get in your car, buckle up.Just do it.It’s got nothing to do with politics, and wearing your seat belt doesn’t mean you believe in big government or the nanny state. It’s simple common sense.Let’s start the new year out right, folks. The first step is refusing to become another statistic.Comforting others and ourselves Sharon Randall www.sharonrandall.com Q Sharon Randall can be contacted at P.O. Box 777394, Henderson, NV 89077. Q The Washington Times4AOPINION

PAGE 5

5A Columbia County’s Most WantedFunded by the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund; Administered by the Of ce of the Attorney General CALL (386) 754-7099 OR SUBMIT A WEB TIP ATwww.columbiacrimestoppers.netWE DO NOT WANT YOUR NAME, JUST YOUR INFORMATION!The likeness of suspects is supplied by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division and/or other law enforcement agencies. The cases are active at the time of publication unless otherwise not-ed. Crime Stoppers of Columbia County, Inc., and their volunteers are jointly and individually exempt from any and all liability which might arise as a result of the publication of public records. Peter Anthony Scandizzo DOB: 08/25/1984 Height: 5’8’’ • Weight: 190 lbs. Hair: Black • Eyes: Brown Wanted For: VOP Throwing Deadly Missile at Occupied Vehicle, Burglary of a Structure/ Conveyance, Possession of More Than 20 Grams of Cannabis, Possession of Controlled Substance, Grand Theft III Wanted As Of: 12/20/2013 **Prior Use or Possession of Weapon** Kenneth Carlisle Burke DOB: 01/05/1986 Height: 6’0’’ Weight: 205 lbs. Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Tattoos: Right Arm-Burke; Left Arm-KC Wanted For: VOP Employment Compensation Fraud Wanted As Of: 11/22/2013 Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individ uals is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Columbia County. Jeffrey “Jeff” Scott DicksMr. Jeffery “Jeff” Scott Dicks, 49 of Lake City, passed away peacefully at Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center on Monday, December 30, 2013. Mr. Dicks was a life-long resi-dent of Lake City. Mr. Dicks was a graduate of Columbia High School class of 1982 and graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. He had a hard work ethic and loved working with numbers as all mathematicians do. Mr. Dicks also enjoyed the family farm, gardening and working in the engineering profession. He was a lifelong member of Hopeful Baptist Church. Mr. Dicks was preceded in death by his fa-ther, Kenneth Otto Dicks, Sr. in 1975, mother, Myrtle Lee Ker-ley Dicks in 2011, one brother, Kenneth “Kenny” Otto Dicks, Jr. in 201 and one nephew, Ken-neth “Ken” John Dicks in 2001. Mr. Dicks is survived by two brothers, Ralph (Linda) and Donald Dicks, both of Lake Butler; four sisters, Linda (Ron) Vandevoren, Janet (Larry) Lones, both of Lake City, Dar-lene (Wayne) Green of Lake Butler and Lisa (Mike) Gravel of Lake City; one niece, Jac-queline Britt; three nephews, Brian Chase, Jason Dicks and Jacob Gravel all of Lake City. Funeral services for Mr. Dicks will be conducted on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Hopeful Baptist Church with Rev. George Kerce and Rev. 0DUN&XQQLQJKDPRIFLDWLQJInterment will follow at Hope-ful Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 PM on Thursday evening at the IXQHUDOKRPH,QOLHXRIRZ ers, donations may be made to Haven Hospice at 6037 US Hwy 90 W. Lake City, FL 32024 or the Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at 289 SE Hopeful Dr., Lake City, FL 32025. Arrangements are un-der the direction of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 SW Main Blvd., Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at www.guerryfuneralhome.net. Nazieree Barber HollandMrs. Nazieree Barber Holland age 71, resident of 143 Labelle Terrace, Lake City, Florida passed away peacefully Sunday, De-cember 29, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Ocala, Flor-ida. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Daniel Barber, Sr. and Mrs. Pinkie L. Ander-son Barber. She was a faithful member of Victory Christian Teaching Ministries Center and received her education from the public school of Suwan-nee and Columbia County.Mrs. Nazieree’s memories will be cherished by her four daughters; Sharon White, Lil-lie Pearl (Kenneth) Jones, Gloria (George) Kelsey and Jessica Wantina Holland. One son Rufus Baker (deceased), God-daughters; Laura Saulsby Clayton and Dessie Lee Sauls-by. Six sisters; Elise Barber (deceased), Cora L. Barber Ziegler (deceased), Yvonne barber Thomas, Alice Barber Murray, Joanne Barber and Mildred Ann Barber. Six broth-ers: Daniel Barber, Jr., Eddie C. Barber (deceased), George An-drew (Christelle) Barber, JoNa-than Barber, Lucas Clarence (Neoma) Barber and Milton Lee (Angela) Barber. Twelve JUDQGFKLOGUHQWZHQW\YHgreat-grands and three devoted friends; Blondell Ruise, Jhonnie Mae Pate and Frances Stewart.Funeral services for Mrs. Na-zieree Barber Holland will be 11:00am Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Victory Christian Teaching Ministries Center with Pastor Elaine Merrick of-FLDWLQJ,QWHUPHQWZLOOIROORZin Garden of Rest Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday, January 3, 2014 from 6:00pm-7:00pm at Cooper Chapel, 251 N.E. Washing-ton Street, Lake City, Florida.Arrangements entrusted to COOPER FUNERAL HOME 251 N.E. Washington Street, Lake City, Florida 32055 Willis O. Cooper L.F.D.Vernon Carlyle Holloway Mr. Vernon Carlyle Holloway, 64 died Sunday December 29, 2013 at his residence unexpect-edly. He was the son of the late Vernon Holloway and Mabel Perillo. He had made Lake City his home for the past three years after moving here from Miami, FL. he was of the Catholic Faith and enjoyed bowling, cooking, computers and listening to the Beetles. He was a member of the Lake City Moose Lodge # 624, American Legion, and VFW. He served his coun-try in the United States Navy. He is survived by his wife Jen-nifer Holloway Lake City, FL; one son Antho-ny Holloway (Elizabeth) Minneapolis, MN, two daugh-ters Ashly Oria-Adams (Sean) Charlotte, NC; and Amanda Beil (Brandon) Lake City, FL; one brother Lee Holloway (Debbie) High Springs, FL; one sister Jean LeDew Lake City, FL; and YHJUDQGFKLOGUHQDOVRVXUYLYH Graveside services will be conducted Friday Janu-ary 3, 2014 in the Live Oak City Cemetery. At 10:00 A.M. with Father Mike Pen-GHUJUDIWRIFLDWLQJ)DPLO\will receive friends from 6-8P.M. on Thursday evening at Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home. 458 South Marion Av-enue Lake City, FL. 32025. DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of all arrangements. (386)752-1234. Please sign online guess book atparrishfamilyfu-neralhome.com.Norman RuiseDeacon Norman Ruise went Home to be with the Lord Sun-day, December 29, 2013. He ZDVWKHIWKson of the late Deacon Chinic and Mother Let-tie Ruise. He was a faith-ful member of Emman-uel Church of God In Christ.Deacon Norman Ruise memo-ries will be cherished by his loving and devoted wife of six-ty beloved years, Mother Mary Lee Ruise and children; Eva Ruise (James) Parker of Mont-gomery, AL, Marilyn Jenkins of West Palm Bch, FL, Norman Ruise of Sanderson, FL, Freddie Ruise of Homestead, TX, Lydia Ruise and Carol Ruise of Sand-erson, FL, Bobby Ruise of Oca-la, FL, Robin (Stanley) Green of Jacksonville, FL, Anthony Ruise of Sanderson, FL, Angela (Mark) O’Berry of Middleburg, FL, Sateria and Doneshia Ruise of Sanderson, FL. God Son and Daughter; John and Audrey Kennedy, Goddaughter Sakinah Farmer, Special Son and our brother, Nolan Steward. Twen-ty-one grandchildren and twen-ty-seven great-grandchildren.Funeral services for Deacon Norman Ruise will be 11:00am Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Emmanuel Church of God In Christ, South 8th street, Macclenny, FL with Elder -RH5XLVH2IFLDWLQJ,QWHU ment will follow in Qitman Cemetery in Sanderson, FL.Arrangements entrusted to COOPER FUNERAL HOME 251 N.E. Washington Street, Lake City, Florida 32055 Willis O. Cooper L.F.D.Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporter’s classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 5A COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter.com. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterSouthside Sports gets a new signBenito Gonzalez (left) and Jerry Schuck work on the sig n to the Southside Sports Complex entrance on Tuesday. Jan. 4Audubon Bird WalkFour Rivers Audubon will sponsor 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 information call Judee Mundy at 386-758-9558 or Sylvia Dunnam at 386-362-3256.Jan. 5Zumba ClassSarah Sandlin, Zumba Instructor fot the City of Lake City, is offering a free Zumba class on Jan. 5 at the Teen Town city building at Youngs Park from 4-5 p.m. This will be a beginner’s class where you’ll learn all the basic moves of this pop-ular 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. 7Historical SocietyThe Columbia County Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at the downtown library. Living Historian Bud Thayer will discuss soldiers’ daily lives during the Civil War. The meeting is open to the public. For more information please call Sean McMahon at 754-4293.Jan. 8Newcomers meetingThe Lake City Newcomers will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Guang Dong Chinese Restaurant. Program speaker will be Pat McAlhany who will speak on the role of women in the Civil War. For more information, call Pinky Moore at 752-4552.Jan. 9DAR meetingThe Edward Rutledge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 10:30 a. m., at the Wilson Rivers Library on the Florida Gateway College campus. Kay Daly of the Christian Service Center will be the guest speaker. Visitors are always welcomed. For more information, call 752-2903.Garden ClubThe Lake City Garden Club will hold its month-ly meeting on Jan. 9 at the Clubhouse at 257 SE Hernando Street. Martha Ann Ronsonet will present the film “Water’s Journey” for the program. Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting at 10. Everyone is welcome to attend.Jan. 10Spaghetti SupperThe Wellborn United Methodist Church wants to provide the community with a break from holiday cooking and will offer a free spaghetti supper and movie on Friday, Jan. 10 begin-ning at 5:30 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti and sauce, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. Following the supper, “Though None Go With Me,” the inspi-rational story of Elizabeth Leroy Bishop, will be shown. This event is free of charge and open to the pub-lic. To reach the Wellborn United Methodist Church from Lake City, travel west on U.S. 90 or Lake Jeffery Road to County Road 137. From U.S. 90, turn right and travel over the rail-road tracks to the church on the left. From Lake Jeffery Road, it’s less than a quarter mile after mak-ing a right turn on CR 137. For additional information about the event, contact Rev. Dr. Everett L. Parker at 386-688-1358.Jan. 14Medicare SeminarThe Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare sem-inar on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5-6 p.m. Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates, Inc. will moderate the seminar. RSVP to 386-755-3476 x 107.Bay Street BassworksBay Street Bassworks will perform at the Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This group is an inter-nationally-acclaimed touring ensemble performing selec-tions 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 K-12. See ww.communityconcerts.info, or call (386) 466-2013, or visit the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for details.Jan. 15Olustee planningThe Blue Grey Army will have a planning meet-ing for the 2014 Olustee Festival on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbia County School District Central Building, Room 153, at 409 SW St. Johns St. The festival will be Feb. 14-16. For informa-tion, call 755-1097.Jan. 17Masonic BanquetGold Standard Lodge #167 will be hosting their annual Masonic Banquet on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Westside Community Center. For tickets and more information, contact Chris at 386-623-3611 or Mike at 386-867-6675.Jan. 18King BreakfastThe Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program and Youth for Christ Ministry invite the community to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 85th Birthday Observance Breakfast at the Woman’s Club, 257 SE Hernando Street. Brooke Mobley of Davita Kidney Specialists of Northern Florida will be the guest speaker. Tickets may be purchased for $20; tables may also be reserved. Any doctor who has not recevied an invitation to be honored, please call Bernice Presley at 386-752-4074 on or before Jan. 3.Jan. 19MLK programThe Columbia County Branch of the NAACP will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. program on January, 19 at 4 p.m. at the New Day Springs Missionary Baptist Church, 1321 West Long St. The program is entitled, “The Journey Continues in Pursuit of the Dream.” Rev. Lance Mills will be the speaker.Jan. 21Board meetingThe Suwannee Valley 4Cs Board of Directors will be meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m. at 260 S. Marion Avenue, Suite 135.Feb. 21Annual Prayer LuncheonThe North Florida/ South Georgia Veterans Health System will be hosting an Annual Prayer Luncheon at the Lake City VA Medical Center Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. in cel-ebration of Black History Month. The theme for the luncheon is “Golden Jubilee in Civil Rights.” Please confirm your atten-dance by calling 352-376-1611 x5316 or by emailing eustace.morrison@va.gov before Monday, Feb. 3. Tickets will be given out upon arrival at the lun-cheon. Invitations can be displayed in the windshield of your car to serve as a parking permit.Volunteers neededShands LakeShoreShands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to work a vari-ety of positions around the hospital. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. Volunteers are need-ed 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.United WayUnited Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting vol-unteers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center’s Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the county emergency man-agement offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety long-term recovery coor-dinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101. =da^YVn=djgh [dgLVhiZE^X`je )&,+H#JH=ln))& ,*'"&',* Closed New Years DayLZYcZhYVn#####E^X`jeI]jghYVnI]jghYVn#############E^X`je;g^YVn;g^YVn#############E^X`jeHVijgYVn

PAGE 6

From staff reportsThis year, First Federal Bank of Florida employ-ees donated to local com-munity agencies through First Federal’s employee contribution program, First Federal Way. That dona-tion facilitated a match of the same amount by First Federal for a total of $66,498 contributed to community agencies. Through First Federal Way, employees elect to contribute a portion of their paycheck to one or more participating non-profit agencies. At the end of each year, First Federal matches the total contribu-tion and awards it to the selected agencies. First Federal Bank employees continued to give back to their commu-nities this year, despite a weak economy. For some First Federal employees like Amanda Smith, she feels blessed to support the community organizations which return such happi-ness and value to so many. Other employees like Sally Huggins and Lindsay Lee believe it is a privilege to give back to the commu-nity and are proud of First Federal’s matching dona-tion which enables their contribution to be more than they could give on their own. At a recent check presentation, Keith Leibfried, President and CEO of First Federal, expressed gratitude to the different agencies for all the dedi-cated services they provide to our community. “I am also grateful to the First Federal employees who generously shared their hard-earned income and to First Federal’s Board of Directors for authoriz-ing a match of our employ-ees,” Leibfried said. “Most importantly, I am grateful to the loyalty of our cus-tomers who enable us to be such a good community partner.” 6A 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 From staff reportsPurple Hat Productions has unveiled its initial line-up for the 7th Annual Purple Hatter’s Ball at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. The three-day music festival taking place May 9-11 honors the memory of music festival lover Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. The 2014 event features a diverse line-up of artists including experimental world fusion performers Beats Antique; a four-piece live band, Emancipator Ensemble; England’s funky four-piece, The New Mastersounds; dynamic genre-bending rock band, The Heavy Pets and more. For the first time, Purple Hatter’s Ball will also offer more scheduled activities including healing and arts workshops, yoga, massage, hula hooping, painting and more, as well as a silent disco. Taking place during the spring, the venue itself is a virtual playground with endless fun and activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf and biking. Advance tickets are currently available for $65 at www.PurpleHattersBall.com and include three days of music, primitive camping and all taxes and fees. The SOSMP is also offering a discounted cabin and golf cart rental package to Purple Hatter’s guests. Cabins are limited, so jump on this deal quickly by calling 386-364-1683. For more information about the Purple Hatter’s Ball check out these social media venues. Online: www.PurpleHattersBall. com | www.RachelMorningstarFoundation.or. Facebook: www.facebook.com/ PurpleHattersBall. Twitter + Instagram: @PurpleHatters Purple Hatter’s Ball ARTIST LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR 2014at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music ParkJEFFERY DUPUIS /CourtesyThe 7th annual event is in memory of Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. Complete Line-up Beats Antique Emancipator Ensemble The New Mastersounds The Heavy Pets The Nth Power DubConscious Space Capone Rising Appalachia Greenhouse Lounge Catfish Alliance Locos Por Juana Grandpa’s Cough Medicine Applebutter Express Sir Charles Vlad the Inhaler Zak tha Blak Trial By Stone Ketchy Shuby Stillwood Cherry Royale Shoes and Laces SPORE Herd of Watts Parker Urban Band Squeedlepuss Jason Lamar & Rig Jacksonvegas Love Chunk Morning Fatty Stereo Vudu Flat Land Hail Cassius Neptune Bells and Robes DJ Ruby MSNRA Parker Robinson Trillucination LeGinge Ellofunk Combustible Seth Edemik Bit Deff Mason Masters and Matthew Connor COURTESYPictured are First Federal Way agency representativ es, First Federal executives and employees. Agencie s represented are American Red Cross; ARC North Florida; Boy Scouts o f America; CARC; Christian Service Center of Columb ia County; Columbia County Senior Services; Take Stock in Children/FGC; Guardian Ad Litem (Voices for the Children), Habit at for Humanity Columbia County; Happy House; Heritage Parks & Gard ens; Haven Hospice; Homeless Services Network of Su wannee Valley; Lake City Humane Society; Love, Inc.; March of Dime s; Pregnancy Care Centers of Lake City & Live Oak; Suwannee County Parks & Recreation: Suwannee Valley 4C’s; Suwannee Valley Humane Society and Vivid Visions. Agencies n ot pictured are the American Cancer Society; Children’s Home Society; S alvation Army and Suwannee County Animal Shelter.First Federal and employees give $66,498 to local agenciesBETTERING OUR COMMUNITIES GED test overhauled; 9 states opt for new exam By KIMBERLY HEFLINGAP Education WriterWASHINGTON — The GED test, for decades the brand name for the high school equivalency exam, is about to undergo some changes. On Thursday, an upgraded GED exam and two new competing equiv-alency tests offered in sev-eral states will usher in a new era in adult education testing. The GED (General Educational Development) exam was created in 1942 to help World War II vet-erans who dropped out of high school use college benefits offered under the GI Bill. This will be its first face-lift in more than a decade. The revamped test is intended to be more rigor-ous and better aligned with the skills needed for col-lege and today’s workplac-es. The new test will only be offered on a computer, and it will cost more. What consumers pay for the test varies widely and depends on state assistance and other factors. Even before its launch, officials in many states have balked at the cost increase and at doing away with paper-and-pen-cil testing. At least nine states — New York, New Hampshire, Missouri, Iowa, Montana, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine and West Virginia — severed ties with the GED test and adopted one of the two new tests that are enter-ing the market. Three others — Wyoming, New Jersey and Nevada — will offer all three. Tennessee will offer the GED test and one other, and other states are expected to decide what to do in the coming months. That will leave test takers, adult educators and states grappling with new questions: How do you best prepare students for the tests? Which is best, by price and quality? How will the tests be accepted by the military, employers and colleges?‘Partial passers’ no longer acceptedThe advent of new tests has sent thousands of test takers rushing to com-plete sections of the old test they had left incom-plete. Once the upgrade happens, the old scores of “partial passers” will no longer be accepted. “Angst is the good word” to describe this time in adult education, said Lennox McLendon, executive director of the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium. Marty Finsterbusch, president of ValueUSA, a resource organization for adult learners, said he fears there will be a lot of unintended consequences and he’s worried about adult learners “getting caught up in the crunch of this.” For example, he said, he wonders what will happen to someone who partially passes a test in one state, then moves to another state that doesn’t offer that type of exam. “The system will work itself out eventually, but how many people are going to get hurt in the meantime?” Finsterbusch said. More than 700,000 people took the GED test in 2012. The average test taker is about 26, and many people seeking a high school equivalency diplo-ma are poor. Nationally, about 40 million American adults lack a high school education. The GED test has been owned by the nonprofit American Council on Education since its inception.Other options availableMolly Corbett Broad, president of ACE, said that when it became clear a new test was needed she wanted it to include mate-rials that would help test takers better prepare for the exam and get linked to resources that would help them plan. To do that ACE enlisted a partner, the for-profit company Pearson Vue Testing. The new test can make results available quickly and collect data that will help teachers bet-ter understand how their students did on the exam, so teaching can be adjust-ed. The changes to the GED test opened the door for states to begin looking for alternatives, and two vendors responded. One was Educational Testing Service, a non-profit that also adminis-ters the Graduate Record Examination. It developed a high school equivalen-cy exam called the High School Equivalency Test, or HiSET. The other was CTB/ McGraw-Hill, a for-profit company that is helping states develop assess-ments of Common Core standards, which put an emphasis on critical think-ing and spell out what read-ing and math skills stu-dents should have at each level. It developed a high school equivalency test called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion, or TASC. Both say they offer a quality test at a lower price. They also allow their tests to be taken without a computer and are open to accepting the scores of GED test takers who have partially passed the old test that recently expired, as long as their state approves. Doctor in landmark abortion case dies of cancerAssociated PressSARASOTA — Dr. Kenneth Edelin, a Boston physician at the center of a landmark abor-tion case in the 1970s, died Monday morning in Sarasota, Florida. He was 74. Edelin’s wife, Barbara, confirmed that he died after suffer-ing from cancer. She said that her husband was a great teacher and mentor, guiding many young doctors over his career. “He was a great advocate for the rights of women to have choice in their own reproduc-tive freedom,” Barbara Edelin said. “Particularly for women of color and other minorities.” She said he was affected deeply as a child when his mother died of breast cancer. “He became a doctor because that’s what he thought he needed to do to help women,” Barbara Edelin said. Edelin made national headlines when he was convicted of man-slaughter in 1975 for performing an abortion. That was two years after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the procedure with its decision on Roe v. Wade. According to NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Massachusetts Supreme Court later overturned Edelin’s guilty verdict, in a case that helped legally define what an abortion is and when human life begins. Edelin went on to become an outspoken activist and spokes-man for reproductive rights, the LDF said. He also served as a chairman of the board of Planned Parenthood. Edelin joined the LDF’s senior board in 1986. “Dr. Edelin was a fearless man of integrity and conviction,” LDF Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill said in a prepared statement. “As an LDF board member, he was a powerful voice and advo-cate for civil rights.” In the book “Broken Justice: A True Story of Race, Sex and Revenge in a Boston Courtroom,” Edelin recounted the experienc-es of his criminal case. “At the center of this book are the rights of women to control their own bodies, and the rights of doctors to perform legitimate and legal medical procedures,” Edelin wrote. “For me, the struggles for reproductive rights for women and Civil Rights for African-Americans are intertwined and at the same time parallel. The denial of these two rights is an attempt by some to control the bodies of others. Both are forms of slavery. We must never let slavery in any form return to America.” Officials at the Naples Zoo say they’ve had to euthanize one of their lions because of his declining health. The zoo reports that Tsavo — a 16year-old male — died Monday. The Naples Daily News reports that Tsavo arrived at the zoo as a cub in in 1997. He eventually mated with one of the zoo’s other African lions. Tsavo weighed around 450 pounds when he was healthy, but began to lose weight in October. Naples Zoo president and CEO Jack Mulvena says the median life expectancy for lions is 16.8 years, so they believe Tsavo was simply suffering from old age. A necropsy found nothing significant. The zoo still has another breeding pair of lions, but no cubs have resulted yet. Lion dies at Naples Zoo IN BRIEFQ Associated Press

PAGE 7

MARK LONGAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE — Tommy Armstrong Jr. con-nected with Quincy Enunwa for two touchdowns, includ-ing a 99-yarder in the third quarter, and Nebraska held on to beat No. 23 Georgia 24-19 in the rain-soaked Gator Bowl on Wednesday. Playing in their 50th bowl, the Cornhuskers (9-4) ended a four-game losing streak against teams from the Southeastern Conference. The streak included a 45-31 loss to Georgia in the Capital One Bowl last season. The rematch was much different. Nebraska did a solid job against running back Todd Gurley, who ran for 125 yards and a touchdown last year. Gurley finished with 86 yards on the ground. Gurley was more effective in the passing game, catching seven passes for 97 yards and a score. His 25-yard score on the first play of the fourth quar-ter cut Nebraska’s lead to 24-19. But the Huskers stopped Georgia (8-5) twice on fourth down in the clos-ing minutes. Rantavious Wooten and Arthur Lynch dropped fourth-down passes that ended drives in the red zone. Those drops were indicative of the entire game for Georgia. The Bulldogs moved inside the 25-yard line seven times, but settled for four field goals. Despite those, Georgia had a chance late. Wooten dropped a fourth-and-2 pass at the 10-yard line with 4:42 remaining. Georgia got KAREEM COPELANDAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher signed a contract extension Tuesday that could keep him with the Seminoles through 2018 — away from Texas. The school announced the deal a few hours before Fisher and his top-ranked Seminoles left Tallahassee for southern California, where they’ll play No. 2 Auburn for the national title on Monday night. “We’re blessed that we got that out of the way so we can focus on winning a national championship,” Fisher said during a news conference at Downtown Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Texas reportedly has interest in Fisher replacing coach Mack Brown. “I think that there’s a sense of relief that’s it’s done but anytime you’re one of the top coaches in the country and there’s a top program that’s open, you’re going to be on the list because that institu-tion, Texas, can go and get basically anybody they want,” Florida State athletic director Stan Wilcox said. “But I know Jimbo, he’s a Seminole. He wants to be with Florida State and we want him to be with Florida State.” Fisher and Wilcox said the terms of the deal, which were not released, were agreed upon about three weeks ago. “But when lawyers get involved, you know how things can take a little while? It wasn’t anything bad it was just a matter of dotting the I’s and cross-ing the t’s. And then we practiced all the way up Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754-0421tkirby@lakecityreporter.com 1BSPORTS Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, January 2, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754-0421tkirby@lakecityreporter.com BRIEFS FSU continued on 6B Cornhuskers beat Bulldogs, 24-19, in Gator Bowl. Saturday Q Columbia High boys basketball vs. The Villages High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Monday Q Columbia High basketball at Hamilton County High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Q Columbia High boys soccer at Leon High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Tuesday Q Columbia High boys basketball vs. Middleburg High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Q Fort White High basketball at Bradford High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Wednesday Q Columbia High girls soccer vs. Fort White High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High boys soccer at Chiles High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Thursday, Jan. 9 Q Columbia High girls basketball vs. Madison County High, 7 p.m. Q Columbia High girls soccer at Santa Fe High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High boys basketball at Melody Christian Academy, 7 p.m. Q Columbia High boys basketball at Oakleaf High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Friday, Jan. 10 Q Columbia High girls basketball at Union County High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High boys soccer vs. Fort White High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High girls soccer at Suwannee High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-5:30) Q Fort White High basketball at Santa Fe High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Q Columbia High JV boys soccer tournament in Tallahassee, TBA GAMES CHS SOFTBALL Lady Tigers tryouts Tuesday Tryouts for Columbia High softball are 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the CHS field. For details, call Jimmy Williams at 303-1192. PREP FOOTBALL All-star game at Fort White High The 7th annual East/ West High School All-star Football Game is Jan. 18 at Fort White High. The game will fea-ture seniors from surrounding high schools: Baldwin, Baker County, Bell, Branford, Chiefland, Columbia, Dixie County, Fort White, Hamilton County, Madison County, Lafayette, Taylor County, Santa Fe, Bradford, Suwannee and Trenton. Admission to the game is $5. Souvenir program ads may be purchased by contacting Carole Dotson at 697-1875. Proceeds will benefit Fort White football and the RCC/AMN youth programs. For details, call chairman William Murphy at 288-4779. YOUTH BASEBALL North Florida Rays tryouts The North Florida Rays 11U baseball travel team tryouts are 3 p.m. Sunday at the Southside Sports Complex. For details, call Todd at 365-5161.Q From staff reports GATOR continued on 6B With Texas in the market, coach signs extension. FSU sews up FisherPAUL BUCHANAN /Special to the ReporterFlorida State head coach Jimbo Fisher signed a contract e xtension this week. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterGeorgia’s Ramik Wilson (51), Josh Harvey-Clemons (25 ) and Quincy Mauger (20) converge on running back K elvin Taylor during the Florida game on Nov. 2.No Georgia BulldogsMean Green beats UNLV SCHUYLER DIXONAssociated PressDALLAS — Derek Thompson threw for 256 yards and two touch-downs, Brelan Chancellor scored twice and North Texas dominated the sec-ond half Wednesday to beat UNLV 36-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Both of Chancellor’s touchdown runs came in the fourth quarter after he keyed the go-ahead scoring drive in the third with some nifty footwork on a first-down catch. He had 121 yards combined rushing and receiving. This was the Mean Green’s first postseason appearance since a 2004 New Orleans Bowl loss to Southern Miss and its first bowl victory since New Orleans in 2002. The Rebels lost for the first time in four bowl games. UNLV (7-6) drove 95 yards for a touchdown on its opening possession but didn’t score again until the Mean Green (9-4) were up 28-7 in the fourth quarter. With the score 7-7 at halftime, the Mean Green went ahead for good, 14-7, in the third quar-ter on Thompson’s 7-yard scoring pass to Drew Miller — the fourth third-down conversion on the drive. Chancellor kept the possession alive by slip-ping past UNLV’s Peni Vea along the sideline and staying inbounds for a 17-yard catch on third-and-16. Tim Cornett, UNLV’s career rushing leader, was held to 33 yards — 71 below his average and the same total as quarter-back Caleb Herring, who threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns.

PAGE 8

The weather has not put a damper on our weekly games; we have had a great turnout this week. Wednesday Blitz winner was Keith Denmark with a +6, followed by Wallace Christie at +5. Tying for third place with +4 were Bill Ryan and Pete Sapienza. Skin winners were Luther Huffman, Tim Tortorice, Ralph Minster, Chet Carter, Sapienza, Denmark and Ryan with two. Closest to the pin winners were Huffman on No. 3, Gerald Smithy on No. 5, Denmark on No. 11 and Chris Sanders on Nos. 15 and 17. Friday Dogfight winners were Al Cohoon taking first place with +6, Chet Carter close behind with +5, and Jeff Tyre taking third place with +3. Skin winners were Tiara Carter, Todd Carter (2), Chet Carter (2), Keith Hudson and Gerald Smithy. Closest to the pin winners were Richard Skipper on No. 3, Randy Heavrin on No. 11 and Todd Carter on Nos. 15 and 17. Sunday Scramble winners were team members Todd Carter, Tiara Carter and Jeff Tyre with a -5. The second place team members were Phillip Russel, Luther Huffman, Wallace Christie and Billy Lockwood with a -5. The pot has rolled over and is almost into four digits. So come on out and join the fun. Monday’s Top of the Hill winners were Gerald Smithy taking first place with a +9 and Al Cohoon in second with a +6. Congratulations to Mike McKee for his hole in one on No. 17 using his Callaway 5 wood from 165 yards. The ace on Saturday was witnessed by Bert Giddens, Matt McKee and Chris Raines. There is a two-person scramble tournament on Jan. 11 with a 9 a.m. shot-gun. Cost is $25, plus nor-mal cart rates. Sign up in the pro shop or call 752-3339. SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Alabama, at New Orleans MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Wisconsin at Northwestern 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Penn at George Mason 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Saint Mary’s (Cal) at Gonzaga FS1 — California at Stanford PREP FOOTBALL 4 p.m. ESPN — All-America Game, Team Highlight-Red vs. Team Nitro-Green WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 8 p.m. FSN — Baylor at Kansas St.FOOTBALLNFL wild card games Saturday Kansas City at Indianapolis, 4:35 p.m. (NBC) New Orleans at Philadelphia, 8:10 p.m. (NBC) Sunday San Diego at Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m. (CBS) San Francisco at Green Bay, 4:40 p.m. (FOX)College bowl games New Mexico Bowl Colorado St. 48, Washington St. 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Hawaii Bowl Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27 Poinsettia Bowl Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14 Military Bowl Marshall 31, Maryland 20 Texas Bowl Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17 Fight Hunger Bowl Washington 31, BYU 16 Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16 Belk Bowl North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17 Russell Athletic Bowl Louisville 36, Miami 9 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State 31, Michigan 14 Armed Forces Bowl Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6 Music City Bowl Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17 Alamo Bowl Oregon 30, Texas 7 Holiday Bowl Texas Tech 37, Arizona State 23 AdvoCare V100 Bowl Arizona 42, Boston College 19 Sun Bowl UCLA 42, Virginia Tech 12 Liberty Bowl Mississippi State 44, Rice 7 Chick-fil-A Bowl Texas A&M 52, Duke 48 Wednesday Heart of Dallas Bowl North Texas 36, UNLV 14 Gator Bowl Nebraska 24, Georgia 19 Capital One Bowl South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24 Outback Bowl LSU 21, Iowa 14 Rose Bowl Stanford vs. Michigan State (n) Fiesta Bowl Baylor vs. UCF (n) Today Sugar Bowl At New OrleansAlabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday Orange Bowl At MiamiOhio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, TexasMissouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala.Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala.Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif.Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)BASKETBALLAP Top 25 schedule Today’s Games No. 1 Arizona vs. Washington State, 10 p.m. No. 4 Wisconsin at Northwestern, 7 p.m. No. 8 Wichita State at Southern Illinois, 8:05 p.m. No. 10 Oregon at Utah, 8 p.m.No. 20 Colorado vs. Oregon State, 10 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s (Cal), 9 p.m. Friday’s Game No. 9 Baylor vs. Savannah State, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Arizona vs. Washington, 2 p.m.No. 2 Syracuse vs. Miami, 2 p.m.No. 3 Ohio State vs. Nebraska, NoonNo. 5 Michigan State at Indiana, 2 p.m.No. 6 Oklahoma State at Kansas State, 4 p.m. No. 7 Duke at Notre Dame, 4 p.m.No. 12 Florida vs. Richmond, 3 p.m. No. 13 Iowa State at Texas Tech, 1:30 p.m. No. 14 Louisville at Rutgers, 6 p.m.No. 17 UConn at SMU, 2 p.m.No. 18 Memphis vs. Cincinnati, NoonNo. 23 UMass vs. Miami (Ohio), 7 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga vs. Pacific, 8 p.m.No. 25 Missouri vs. Long Beach State, 5 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 22 Iowa, 7:30 p.m. No. 8 Wichita State vs. N. Iowa, 2 p.m.No. 10 Oregon at No. 20 Colorado, 5 p.m. No. 11 Villanova vs. Providence, 7 p.m.No. 19 North Carolina at Wake Forest, 8 p.m. No. 16 Kansas vs. No. 21 San Diego State, 4:30 p.m.NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 14 15 .483 —Boston 13 18 .419 2 Brooklyn 10 21 .323 5New York 9 21 .300 5 Philadelphia 9 21 .300 5 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 24 7 .774 — Atlanta 18 14 .563 6 Washington 14 14 .500 8Charlotte 14 18 .438 10 Orlando 10 21 .323 14 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 25 5 .833 — Detroit 14 19 .424 12 Chicago 12 18 .400 13Cleveland 10 21 .323 15Milwaukee 7 24 .226 18 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 25 7 .781 — Houston 21 13 .618 5 Dallas 18 13 .581 6 New Orleans 14 15 .483 9 Memphis 13 17 .433 11 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 25 6 .806 — Portland 25 7 .781 Minnesota 15 16 .484 10 Denver 14 16 .467 10Utah 10 24 .294 16 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 21 12 .636 — Phoenix 19 11 .633 Golden State 20 13 .606 1 L.A. Lakers 13 19 .406 7Sacramento 10 20 .333 9 Today’s Games Orlando at Cleveland, 7 p.m.Golden State at Miami, 7:30 p.m.Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m.Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.New York at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.Memphis at Phoenix, 9 p.m.Milwaukee at Utah, 9 p.m.Charlotte at Portland, 10 p.m.Philadelphia at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Friday’s Games Toronto at Washington, 7 p.m.Golden State at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.New Orleans at Boston, 7:30 p.m.New York at Houston, 8 p.m.L,A.Clippers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.Memphis at Denver, 9 p.m.Utah at L.A.Lakers, 10:30 p.m.BOWLINGLeague reports GOLDEN ROLLERS Team standings: 1. Lucky Strikers; 2. Power E.N.D.S.; 3. Ups and Downs. High team scratch game: 1. You’r Up 682; 2. Power E.N.D.S. 659; 3. WGASA 633. High team scratch series: 1. Gamblers’ 1,966; 2. Knock em Down 1,926; 3. Ups and Downs 1,898. High team handicap game: 1. Power E.N.D.S. 853; 2. (tie) Gamblers’, You’r Up 844. High team handicap series: 1. Ups and Downs 2,477; 2. Wild Things 2,432; 3. Quirky Quad 2,413. High scratch game: 1. Betty Carmichael 212; 2. Doreen Waters 181; 3. DeDe Young 170. 1. Lee McKinney 219; 2. Bill Dolly 212; 3. Ross Meyers 211. High scratch series: 1. Shirley Highsmith 492; 2. Jane Sommerfeld 467; 3. Debbie Walters 450. 1. Mike Murrey 617; 2. David Duncan 567; 3. George Walters 542. High handicap game: 1. Betty Carmichael 263; 2. Doreen Waters 238; 3. Joan Carman 231. 1. Mike Murrey 246; 2. Lee McKinney 237; 3. Sandy Sanders 234. High handicap series: 1. Janie Posey 641; 2. Jane Sommerfeld 632; 3. Nancy Tashiro 626. 1. Ross Meyers 667; 2. Tom Evert 631; 3. Lee Evert 613.(Results from Dec. 19) SEXY SENIORS Team standings: 1. Awesome Four (94-50); 2. Spoilers (83-61, 42,391 handicap pins); 3. Jo’s Crew (83-61, 41,751 handicap pins). High team handicap game: 1. Jo’s Crew 824; 2. Spoilers 808; 3. Keglers 794. High team handicap series: 1. Outcasts 2,397; 2. Awesome Four 2,381; 3. Perky Pals 2,318. High handicap game: 1. (tie) Louise Atwood, Ann Soliz 228; 3. Aggie Mumbauer 215. 1. Jerry Crandall 236; 2. David Duncan 222; 3. Joe Peterson 215. High handicap series: 1. Joanne Denton 680; 2. Betty Carmichael 623; 3. Barbara Croft 614. 1. Bradley Robison 636; 2. EarlHayward 635; 3. Wayne Johns 612.(Results from Dec. 17) 2BAGATE THURSDAY EVENING JANUARY 2, 2014 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) The Taste “The Auditions” Cooks compete in the rst round of blind taste tests. The Assets (Series Premiere) (N) News at 11Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-IND 4 4 4Chann 4 NewsChann 4 NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Love-RaymondRules/EngagementBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryThe 10 O’Clock News (N) Chann 4 NewsArsenio Hall 5-PBS 5 -JournalNightly BusinessPBS NewsHour (N) The This Old House Hour (N) Masterpiece Mystery! Blackmail case involves a dominatrix. Antique RoadshowBBC World NewsTavis Smiley (N) 7-CBS 7 47 47Action News JaxCBS Evening NewsJudge Judy Two and Half MenBig Bang Theory(:31) The MillersThe Crazy OnesTwo and Half Men(:01) Elementary “The Diabolical Kind” Action News JaxLetterman 9-CW 9 17 17Meet the BrownsMeet the BrownsHouse of PayneHouse of PayneThe Vampire Diaries “The Cell” Reign Mary asks King Henry for help. TMZ (N) Access HollywoodThe Of ce The Of ce 10-FOX 10 30 30Family Guy Family Guy Modern FamilyThe SimpsonsSleepy Hollow “John Doe” Bones “El Carnicero en el Coche” (PA) NewsAction News JaxModern FamilyTwo and Half Men 12-NBC 12 12 12NewsNBC Nightly NewsWheel of FortuneJeopardy! Community Community (N) Sean SavesMichael J. FoxParenthood “Promises” (N) NewsJay Leno CSPAN 14 210 350Key Capitol Hill Hearings Speeches. Q & A “Yuval Levin” Key Capitol Hill Hearings Speeches. First Ladies: In uence & Image “Betty Ford” (:32) Key Capitol Hill Hearings Speeches. WGN-A 16 239 307America’s Funniest Home VideosAmerica’s Funniest Home VideosHow I Met/MotherHow I Met/MotherHow I Met/MotherHow I Met/MotherWGN News at Nine (N) How I Met/MotherRules/Engagement TVLAND 17 106 304Andy Grif th ShowAndy Grif th ShowAndy Grif th ShowAndy Grif th ShowAndy Grif th ShowAndy Grif th ShowLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondKing of Queens OWN 18 189 27920/20 on OWN “Linda Lusk” 20/20 on OWN “Ultimate Betrayal” 20/20 on OWN “Faking It” 20/20 on OWN “Rescued” 20/20 on OWN “Amanda Knox” 20/20 on OWN “Faking It” A&E 19 118 265The First 48 Duck DynastyDuck DynastyDuck DynastyDuck DynastyDuck DynastyDuck DynastyRodeo Girls “Hot to Trot” (N) (:01) Rodeo Girls “Hot to Trot” HALL 20 185 312The Good Wife “Pilot” The Good Wife “Home” The Good Wife “Fixed” The Good Wife Alicia and Jackie clash. Frasier Frasier Frasier Frasier FX 22 136 248(5:00) “Moneyball” (2011, Drama) Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008) Brad Pitt. A man born in 1918 New Orleans ages backward into the 21st century. Benjamin Button CNN 24 200 202Situation RoomCross re (N) Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) “March of the Penguins” (2005) Narrated by Morgan Freeman. “March of the Penguins” (2005) TNT 25 138 245Castle “Linchpin” (DVS) Castle Fairytale-themed murders. Castle “A Dance With Death” Castle “47 Seconds” (DVS) Castle “The Limey” (DVS) Hawaii Five-0 “Kalele” NIK 26 170 299SpongeBobSpongeBobSam & Cat Every Witch WayHathawaysHathawaysFull House Full House Full House Full House Friends (:33) Friends SPIKE 28 168 241Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops iMPACT Wrestling (N) Cops Cops MY-TV 29 32 -The Ri emanThe Ri emanM*A*S*H M*A*S*H House “Saviors” House A deaf 14-year-old collapses. Seinfeld RhodaThe Twilight ZonePerry Mason DISN 31 172 290Good Luck CharlieJessie Austin & Ally Good Luck CharlieJessie Movie A.N.T. Farm Shake It Up! Wander-Yonder LIFE 32 108 252Project Runway All Stars Project Runway All Stars Project Runway All Stars Project Runway All Stars (N) Kim of Queens “Hillbilly in Heels” (:01) Dance Moms USA 33 105 242Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit BET 34 124 329106 & Park: BET’s Top 10 Live “Top 10 Countdown” (N) “Feel the Noise” (2007, Drama) Omarion Grandberry. Premiere. “Honey 2” (2011) Katerina Graham. A troubled dancer prepares to compete on a talent show. ESPN 35 140 206e High School FootballCollege GameDay From New Orleans. Studio Showe 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Alabama vs. Oklahoma. From New Orleans. (N) ESPN2 36 144 209SportsCenter (N) (Live) d College Basketball Wisconsin at Northwestern. (N)d College Basketball St. Mary’s at Gonzaga. (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) SUNSP 37 -how to Do oridaThe Game 365 Women’s College Basketball Mississippi State at Florida. (N) GatorZoneIcons of CoachingHalls of FameRaising Canes (N) Inside the HEATInside the Heat DISCV 38 182 278(5:00) Naked and Afraid Treehouse Masters “Love Is in the Air” Treehouse Masters Treehouse Masters “Sky High Spa” Treehouse Masters Treehouse Masters “Sky High Spa” TBS 39 139 247Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Big Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryGround Floor (N) Big Bang TheoryConan HLN 40 202 204What Would You Do?Jane Velez-MitchellNancy Grace MysteriesDr. Drew on Call (N) What Would You Do?Showbiz Tonight FNC 41 205 360Special Report With Bret Baier (N) On the Record W/Greta Van SusterenThe O’Reilly Factor (N) The Kelly File (N) Hannity (N) The O’Reilly Factor E! 45 114 236(5:00) I Am Britney JeanE! News (N) “First Daughter” (2004, Romance-Comedy) Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas. Party On (N) The SoupChelsea Lately (N) E! News TRAVEL 46 196 277Bizarre Foods With Andrew ZimmernMan v. Food Man v. Food Bizarre Foods With Andrew ZimmernMysteries at the Museum (N) America Declassi ed Mysteries at the Museum HGTV 47 112 229Rehab AddictRehab AddictRehab AddictRehab AddictSalvage DawgsSalvage DawgsRehab AddictRehab AddictHouse HuntersHunters Int’lHouse HuntersHunters Int’l TLC 48 183 280My Big Fat American Gypsy WeddingMy Big Fat American Gypsy WeddingGypsy Sisters Mellie goes into labor. Gypsy Sisters (N) Outrageous 911 Gypsy Sisters HIST 49 120 269Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars (N) (:31) Pawn Stars(:02) Pawn Stars(:32) Pawn Stars ANPL 50 184 282Wild West Alaska: Grizzly SizedWild West Alaska Wild West Alaska: Grizzly Sized (N) Wild West Alaska “What About Us?” Cold River Cash (Series Premiere) (N) Wild West Alaska “What About Us?” FOOD 51 110 231Cupcake Wars “Rose Bowl” Donut ShowdownDonut ShowdownChopped “Without Missing A Beet” Chopped “Break a Crab Leg!” Chopped “Sweet Surprises” Diners, DriveDiners, Drive TBN 52 260 372(5:00) Carman Halloween SpecialAlways Good NewThe Potter’s TouchBehind the ScenesJoel Osteen Joseph PrinceHillsong TVPraise the Lord FSN-FL 56 -Hot Stove RepMagic Live! (Live)d NBA Basketball Orlando Magic at Cleveland Cavaliers. From Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Magic Live! (Live) UFC UnleashedWorld Poker Tour: Season 11 SYFY 58 122 244(5:00) “Bigfoot” (2012, Suspense) “Paul” (2011, Comedy) Simon Pegg, Nick Frost. Premiere. “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (2003, Fantasy) Sean Connery, Shane West. Witchslayer Gretl AMC 60 130 254(5:30) “The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior” (2008) Michael Copon. “Shooter” (2007) Mark Wahlberg. A wounded sniper plots revenge against those who betrayed him. (:01) “Four Brothers” (2005) COM 62 107 249Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Not FatGabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Not FatGabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy CMT 63 166 327Reba Reba Reba Reba “Happy Pills” “The Marine” (2006) John Cena. Thugs kidnap the wife of a soldier. Cops ReloadedCops ReloadedCops ReloadedCops Reloaded NGWILD 108 190 283Ultimate CatAttenborough’s ArkWinged Seduction: Birds of ParadiseHummingbirdSloth BearsWinged Seduction: Birds of Paradise NGC 109 186 276Drugs, Inc. “Windy City High” How To Survive the End of the WorldWhen Aliens Attack Fighting back in case of an attack. Do or Die (N) Do or Die (N) How To Survive the End of the World SCIENCE 110 193 284Blowdown “Football Stadium” How It’s MadeHow It’s MadeHow It’s MadeHow It’s MadeHow It’s MadeHow It’s MadeThey Do It?They Do It?How It’s MadeHow It’s Made ID 111 192 285Dead of Night “Drowning in Sorrow” Dead of Night “Char-Cold Killer” True Crime With Aphrodite Jones (N) FrenemiesFrenemiesFrenemies: Loyalty Turned LethalTrue Crime With Aphrodite Jones HBO 302 300 501(5:45) “Taxi” (2004) Queen Latifah. ‘PG-13’ Fight GameGetting On “Broken City” (2013, Crime Drama) Mark Wahlberg. ‘R’ School GirlSex//Now (N) Katie Does M. MAX 320 310 515(5:35) “Freeloaders” (2011) ‘R’ “Cloud Atlas” (2012, Drama) Tom Hanks. Premiere. Actions in one time ripple across the centuries. ‘R’ “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (2005, Action) Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie. ‘PG-13’ SHOW 340 318 545Llewyn Davis(:25) “DeadHeads” (2011) Michael McKiddy. ‘R’ “Seven Psychopaths” (2012, Comedy) Colin Farrell. ‘R’ House of Lies “Lawless” (2012) Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy. ‘R’ SCOREBOARD 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 GOLF REPORTS QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Nicki Newmans Good turnouts continue COURTESY COURTESY5K featsLEFT: Christen Odum medaled in a fall 5k in Ocala with a personal best time of 22:06.ABOVE: Bridget Morse (left) placed second in the Women’s Overall at the Ocoee Founder Day Chick Fil A 5K on Nov. 9. Nicole Morse won the Women’s Overall. Nicole ran a person best 5K time of 19:14 in the 3rd Annual Turkey Trot in Live Oak on Nov. 16. Bridget placed second in the Female 13-19 age group in Live Oak.

PAGE 9

DEAR ABBY: My sister “Nicole” faked several pregnancies to keep her boyfriends around until they wised up. She is now really pregnant by a married man. Nicole has a long criminal history and has been in and out of jail for vari-ous offenses. She’s now facing drug charges that could land her in jail for the next 10 or 15 years. If she’s found guilty, my mother will get custody of the baby so it won’t have to stay in foster care. My parents are in their late 50s and financially capable, but they’re not in the best of health. Mom plans to raise the child until Nicole gets out of prison because my sister “always wanted to be a mom.” My husband and I have been discussing adopting a child and would love to adopt Nicole’s baby. If we did, we’d get a child and could provide the love, safety and security my sister cannot. And the child would get a stable home. Mom feels Nicole “deserves” to be a mom, despite the fact that she’s going to jail and flits from man to man searching for someone to love her. How can I get my mother to see that the needs of this baby HAVE to come first? She should be more concerned with this innocent baby than her drugged-out daughter. Am I wrong to feel hurt and think my mother is choosing her over me? — HEARTBROKEN DEAR H.B.: Stop personalizing this as a choice your mother is making between you and your sister. Try instead to make her understand how trau-matic it will be to a child who could be as old as 10 or 15 to be handed over to a virtual stranger who has no job, no money and a long uphill climb to try and build a future. Your sister may have always dreamed of mother-hood, but the most impor-tant part of being a parent – aside from loving a child – is being PRESENT. If your sister is found guilty, she will be absent long after her child’s primary attachments will have formed. If this doesn’t convince your mother to change her mind, you will have no choice but to accept her decision and consider adopting another child. DEAR ABBY: I’m in my late 20s, single and have no children. I have lived on my own since I was 18. I own my home, my car and have no credit card debt, but my mother refuses to acknowl-edge me as an adult. When I do simple chores or cook meals, she acts surprised. She constantly pleads with me to move back home because she insists I can’t take care of myself and refuses to discuss it any fur-ther than belittling me. My friends say what she’s doing constitutes abuse. I’m not sure I agree, but I do think it is rude and manipulative. How can I deal with her condescending attitude when I’m with her? — AT MY WIT’S END DEAR WIT’S END: You should not sacrifice your lifestyle to live with someone as manipulative as your mother. When she attacks, laugh and deflect her with humor. Assure her that as incompetent as she thinks you are, you’re “muddling through.” And if she persists, point out that if she doesn’t ease up, she’ll be seeing less of you. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21April 19): Rethink your strategy, lifestyle and cur-rent direction. Get back to basics and concentrate on making changes that count. Recognize your pas-sion and you’ll find a way to turn it into a paying job you want to pursue. ++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): Take time to talk to your peers or to research something you’d like to pursue this year. You don’t have to make an abrupt change in your life, but giving yourself time to consider the possibili-ties will lead to something good. ++ GEMINI (May 21June 20): Be versatile. Offer suggestions and hands-on help to someone who has done favors for you in the past. Start out the year by paying back and it will make you feel good. Make plans to chill with a friend. +++++ CANCER (June 21July 22): Make sure that you are on the same page as anyone you are per-sonally or professionally involved with. Partnerships should take priority and setting up a guideline to ensure fairness will help you move forward seam-lessly. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may need a change, but before you make an impulsive move, you are best to take care of pressing matters that may affect your reputation. Expect someone to pose a problem for you if you aren’t mindful of what oth-ers want. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): Keep moving, conversing and making your suggestions heard. The more you interact, the more information you will gather and the further ahead you’ll get. Refuse to let a last-minute inci-dent stifle romantic plans. Focus on enhancing your love life. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep the peace. Protect your home, your family and your future. Refrain from overreacting or making an unnecessary move that could be costly. Concentrate on work, your performance and getting ahead. It’s what you accomplish and how that will spare you grief. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): You’ve got all the right moves and words to make a difference. Don’t hold back; push for what you want and don’t worry about what others do or say. It’s up to you to make things happen. Your cour-age will be impressive. ++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): An investment will pay off. A change at home or to the way you live looks inviting. Express your thoughts and plans and you will gain support. Don’t fold under pressure. Do things your way and don’t look back. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll have plenty to contend with when dealing with peers, friends or relatives. Keep your thoughts and plans to yourself until you are certain you can live up to any promise you want to make. Arguing will be futile. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Reflecting on the past can help you move forward. Problems with a boss, government agency, institution or even a legal matter must be dealt with diplomatically. A change in health, finances or emo-tional wellness is appar-ent. Proceed with caution. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Care, share and offer what you can to your friends, colleagues or those you have worked with in the past. What you do for others will bring you high returns. There is money to be made. Propose a deal or draw up a contract. ++++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Family feuds over child of sister facing jail time Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 3B

PAGE 10

4BLAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, JANUARY2, 2014 Classified Department: 755-5440 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITOF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUM-BIACOUNTY.CIVILACTION NO. 13-803-DRIN RE: The Marriage ofHAROLD EARLJOHNSON,Husband/Respondent,andVICKIE DARNELL,Wife/Petitioner.NOTICE OF ACTIONTO HAROLD EARLJOHNSONLast know address: 7777 98th PlaceLive Oak, Florida 32060YOU ARE HEREBYNOTIFIED that a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and Other Relief has been filed against you in the above styled cause, and you are required to serve a copy of your answer or pleading to the Petition upon the Wife’s Attor-neys, ROBERTA. SANDOW, Post Office Box 2818, Lake City, Florida 32056, and to file the original thereof in the office of the Clerk of the above styled Court whose name and address is P. DEWITTCASON, Clerk of Circuit Court, Post Office Box 2069, Lake City, Florida 32056 on or before January 16, 2014 if you care to contest the same; otherwise, the allegations set forth in the Peti-tion will be taken as confessed by you, and a Default may be entered against you.DONE AND ORDERED in Lake City, Florida, this 10th day of De-cember, 2013P. DEWITTCASONBy: /s/ Sol. S. RodriguezDeputy Clerk05542498December 12, 19, 26, 2013January 2, 2014 NOTICE OF EXCHANGE PRO-POSALNotice is hereby given that the Forest Service (FS), United States Depart-ment of Agriculture, is considering an exchange of interests in land (sur-face use easements) with Columbia County and Plum Creek Timberlands (the Non-Federal Parties) under the authority of the National Trails Sys-tem Act of October 2, 1968 (16 USC 1241) and the Federal Land Ex-change Facilitation Act of August 20, 1988 (43 USC. 1716). Publica-tion of this notice is required by land exchange regulations (36 CFR 254.8) and will contribute to the pub-lic scoping effort to identify any is-sues associated with this project (40 CFR 1501.7).The interest in land under the juris-diction of the FS that is being con-sidered for exchange can be descri-bed as: Arailroad easement being 50 feet either side of the centerline of the proposed rail line located in T. 3S., R. 18E, Section 31, Tallahassee Meridian, Columbia County, Florida. The interest in land under the juris-diction of the Non-Federal Parties’that is being considered for exchange can be described as: An easement for the Florida National Scenic Trail be-ing a 10 foot wide strip of land lying 5 feet on each side within portions of Section 36, Township 3 South, Range 18 East and Section 1, Town-ship 4 South, Range 18 East, Colum-bia County Florida and portions of Sections 6, 7, and 18, Township 4 South, Range 19 East, Baker County, Florida, and portions of Sections 19, 29, 30, and 32, Township 4 South, Range 19 East and a portion of Sec-tions 5 & 8, in Township 5 South, Range 19 East, Union County, Flori-da.Both easements are approximately 6.27 acres and legal descriptions are located at the Forest Supervisors Of-fice in Tallahassee, Florida. Maps and a more detailed description of the proposed exchange may be found on the project website (http://goo.gl/aID2s4) or are availa-ble upon request (contact Matthew Trager at mdtrager@fs.fed.us or 850-523-8582).The FS requests comments to deter-mine if the exchange is in the public interest and if the lands are affected by liens, encumbrances or other claims. Comments may be sent to Susan Jeheber-Matthews, Forest Su-pervisor, by mail (National Forests of Florida, 325 John Knox Road, Suite F-100, Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4160) or by email (comments-southern-florida@fs.fed.us) within 45 days after the initial date of publi-cation of this notice. Comments will be placed in the public record for this project and individuals who submit comments will receive future project updates unless otherwise requested. 05542489December 19, 26, 2013January 2, 9, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITOF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTYCIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 13000043CAAXMXJPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONALASSOCIATION,Plaintiff,vs.SUZANNAJAMES A/K/ASU-ZANNE JAMES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SUZANNAJAMES A/K/ASUZANNE JAMES; IF LIV-ING, INCLUDING ANYUN-KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, LegalDEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALLOTH-ER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE NAMED DE-FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TEN-ANT#1 NKABRANDYCOL-WELL; UNKNOWN TENANT#2; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR IN INTERESTBYPURCHASE FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER OF WASHING-TOMNMUTUALBANK, FA, AS SUCCESSOR BYMERGER TO GREATWESTERN BANK, AFSB, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTERESTTOAMERIIFIRSTSAVINGS BANK A/K/AAMERIFIRSTBANK C/O PAM CHIN QUEE;Defendant(s)NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Columbia County, Florida, described as:Lot 12, WOODGATE VILLAGE, UNIT2, according to the plat there-of, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 84 and 84A, of the Public Records of Columbia County, Florida.to include a;1989 SUNPVIN FLFLK32A10383ST00462912711989 SUNPVIN FLFLK32B10383ST0046325983A/K/ART21 BOX 350, Lake City, FL32024at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, West door of the Columbia County Courthouse, 145 N. Hernando Street, Lake City, Fl 32056 at 11:00 AM, on April 9, 2014.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who requires accommo-dations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of cer-tain assistance. Individuals with a disability who require special accom-modations in order to participate in a court proceeding should contact the ADACoordinator, 173 NE Hernan-do Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL32055 (386) 719-7428, within two (2) business days of receipt of notice to appear.Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771.Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770.Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 11th day of December, 2013.P. DeWitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBy /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05542572December 26, 2013January 2, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAGENERALJURISDICTION DIVI-SIONCASE NO. 2009-CA-210SUNTRUSTMORTGAGE, INC.,Plaintiffvs.JAVIER HARRINGTON AND MA-RIANNAHARRINGTON, et. al,Defendant(s).NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated December 19. 2013, and entered in 2009-CA-210 of the Cir-cuit Court of the Third Judicial Cir-cuit in and for Colubmia County, LegalFlorida, wherein Suntrust Mortgage, Inc., is the Plaintiff and JAVIER HARRINGTON; MARIANNAHARRINGTON; UNKNOWN TEN-ANT#1; SUNTRUSTBANK are the Defendant(s). P. Dewitt Cason as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 173 NE Hernando Ave., Lake City, FL32056, at 11:00 AM on Jan-uary 22, 2014, the following descri-bed property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:LOT10, MAGNOLIAPLACE, AC-CORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 7, PAGE 174-179, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in teh surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in the proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation to partici-pate should call the ADACoordina-tor, Jacquetta Bradley, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, FL32056, 386-719-7428, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this no-tification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice im-paired call (800) 955-8770.Dated this 20 day of December, 2013.P. Dewitt CasonAs Clerk of the CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy Clerk05542652January 2, 9, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCase #: 2013-CA-000145Florida Credit UnionPlaintiff,vs.Dennis E. Hyde and Donna K. Hyde, Husband and Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) whoa re not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Un-known Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Un-known Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grant-ees, or Other Claimants.Defendant(s).NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order dated December 16, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2013-CA-000145 of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein Florida Credit Union, Plain-tiff and Dennis E. Hyde and Donna K. Hyde, Husband and Wife are de-fendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, P. Dew-itt Cason, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ATTHE COURTROOM ONE OF THE CO-LUMBIACOUNTYCOURT-HOUSE, LOCATED AT173 HER-NANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AT11:00 A.M. on February 5, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:COMMENCE ATTHE POINTOF LegalINTERSECTION OF THE WESTLINE OF THE NW1/4 OF SW1/4, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP4 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, WITH THE SOUTH RIGHTOF WAYLINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 2-133-B, AND RUN THENCE N 8843'30" E ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHTOF WAYLINE 264.70 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGIN-NING; THENCE CONTINUE N 8848'30" E ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHTOF WAYLINE, 174.00 FEET; THENCE S 111'30" E, 250.34 FEET; THENCE S 8848'30" W,174.00 FEET; THENCE N 111'30" W, 250.34 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING. SAID LAND LYING WHOLLYWITHIN THE W1/2 OF NW1/4 OF SW1/4, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP4 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST.ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Please contact the ADACoor-dinator; 173 Northeast Hernando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 719-7576 at least 7 days before your scheduled court ap-pearance, or immediately upon re-ceiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.P. Dewitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTColumbia County, Florida/s/ P. A. PerryDEPUTYCLERK OF COURT05542656January 2, 9, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 2013-CA-000423CAMPUS USACREDITUNION,Plaintiff,vs.DON J. TOWNSEND, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DON J. TOWNSEND, FLORIDACREDITUNION, UN-KNOWN TENANTIN POSSES-SION and SECOND UNKNOWN TENANTIN POSSESSION,Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that on the 19 day of February, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Ave-nue, Lake City, Florida, the under-signed Clerk will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash the following real and personal property more par-ticularly described as:Lot 15, Block “C” AZALEAPARK SUBDIVISION, unrecorded: Com-mence at the Southeast Corner of the SW1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 19, Township 4 South, Range 17 East, and run N 00 deg. 40’00” W, 613.38 feet; thence N 89 deg. 22’00” W, 485.00 feet; thence N 00 deg. 40’00” W,25.00 feet to the Southeast Cor-ner of said Lot, for a Point of Begin-ning; thence N 89 deg. 22’00” W, 100.00 feet; thence N 00 deg. 40’00” W.125.00 feet; thence S 89 deg. 22’00” E, 100.00 feet; thence S 00 deg. 40'00” E, 125.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, Columbia Coun-ty, Florida.TOGETHER WITH: all the im-provements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property.The aforesaid sale will be made pur-suant to the Final Judgment entered in Civil No. 2013-CA-000423 now pending in the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Co-lumbia County, Florida.An person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.DATED this 17th day of December, 2013.P, DeWitt Cason, Clerk of CourtColumbia County, FloridaBY: /s/ P.A. PerryAs Deputy Clerk05542601December 26, 2013January 2, 2014 020Lost & Found FOUND 2 small dogs. Near 100A& CR 252. Identify. 904-501-8899 100Job Opportunities05542624Admissions & 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 QUALITYINN now Hiring P/T housekeeper. Must be reliable and flexible. Apply within 285 SWCommerce Blvd., LC 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 expresstrainingservices.com PublishedMonthlybythe Lake City ReporterREPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com

PAGE 11

Classified Department: 755-5440LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, JANUARY2, 20145B 386-961-0244 • 386-984-7134!!FIRST MONTH FREE!!4 Complexes(1 with large pool, 2 with free water)Close to EVERYTHING! 24 Hour Emergency 1 and 2 Bedroom & Studio $400-$575/mo. *AVAILABLE NOW* 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. 420Wanted to Buy K&H TIMBER We Buy Pine Hardwood & Cypress. Large or small tracts. Call 386-288-6875. Wanted to buy. Will pay cash CivilWar rifles. Contact Jerry 423-512-1430 430Garage Sales 05542676IndoorMoving Sale 967 SE Putnam St. Fri & Sat 8-? Rain or shine. Everything must go. 200 piece of framed art & Furniture galore 206 SE Pittman Ct Jan 4th 8am-4pm S on 41 to Watermelon Park, Left on Myrtis, Left on Pittman. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous BLUE LIVING room chair $40 OBO 386-292-3927 WHIRLPOOLWASHER and dryer, white, looks and runs great, $265 386-292-3927 520Boats forSale 16 FOOT Madriver canoe 2 chair seats, excellent condition, 2 life vests, 1 new paddle. $475 OBO 386-344-4898 630Mobile Homes forRent3bd/2ba Clean & quiet. Branford Area $550 + Sec. Country Setting. 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com LARGE 3BR/2BA DWMH on large farm 8 miles NWof Lake City. Ideal for farm family w/animals. $700/mo 755-3456 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent1BR APT. Downtown Location, Clean. $450 mo, plus Security. NO PETS. Call 386-755-3456 2BR/1BAAPT. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 2BR/2BADUPLEX w/garage $700mth Plus Deposit Call 755-6867 ALANDLORD You Can Love! 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 GREATAREA West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $625-$750 plus SEC. 386-438-4600 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 ForRent3BR/2BA, CH/AIR, All appliances $825/mo, 1st+last+sec. 560 SE Saint Johns St., LC FL32055 386-697-8893 or 305-962-2666 HOUSE FOR Rent or Sale, Beautiful Blackberry Farms Subdivision on 2.5 acres, 3br/2.5ba, 2 car garage attached workshop and much more. $1,700/mo. For more info please call 954-464-0173 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 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com 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 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 805Lots forSale 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 1BR/1BAw /24x30 workshop on 2.8 acres. Owner financing $4K down $491/mo 201 NWBronco Terr. 352-215-1018 www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 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 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 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 810Home forSale 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 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 Beautiful 3.5 acres surround large Ranch style 3br/3ba in High Point Subdivision. $159,900 MLS85669 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax 820Farms & Acreage10 ACRES with w/ss/pp. Owner financed, low down payment Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 20 acres ideal for an ag. investment, in a quiet wooded area located in LC. Contact 904-764-4896 or bobandrene@comcast.net 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 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 nr 5 a week days Lake City Reporter

PAGE 12

T he new year is a time for looking forward, but also looking back. We had cause to look way back with an ongoing skirmish over whether to add another monument at the Olustee State Park. It was Yanks vs. Rebs all over again, with a lot of outside agitation. Then, some bearded white guy from reality TV told us how good black folks had it in the old days. I think he only went back to the Jim Crow 1950s and not the 1850s. You ride around the county and there are cotton fields everywhere. I had to go back and watch Gone With the Wind to find out what to expect. Years a Slave might provide a better picture, but I dont expect that movie to make it to Lake City. The way things are going a regular civil war might break out. Oh yeah, I forgot. We celebrate that in six weeks. Cleaning out some files: Fort White Highs football team visited Starke in the fall to play Bradford High. The football arena at Bradford is David Hurse Stadium. Hurse led the Tornadoes to eight playoff appearances from 1965 to 1990. Bradford won the state championship in -66. The two championships came at the expense of Columbia High, which was then a fellow member of the Florida Star Conference. Bradford beat Columbia 6-0 in 1965 (the Tigers also lost to Palatka), but the most brutal defeat came in 1966 when the Tornadoes blocked two punts and squeaked by the Tigers, 23-20, at Memorial Stadium. With Columbia winning state in 1967 and a runner-up in 1964, it could have been a four-year title run for the Tigers under coach Paul Quinn. Bradford coach Steve Reynolds is an alumnus of the school. He said they call the stadium The David and that Hurse still comes to games and checks in at practice about once a week. Lake Citys Heather Burns, who swims for Florida Southern, was named the Sunshine State Conference Swimmer of the Week in late October. It was the second time she had won the award. Swimming against St. Leo on a Friday, Burns won the 1,000-yard Freestyle and the 200-yard Freestyle. The next day the Moccasins swam against Florida Tech and Burns won the 1,650-yard Freestyle and the 500-yard Freestyle. The Bradford girls basketball coach this year is Darryl Lauderdale. Lauderdale coached Orange Park High in the 1990s and had big games against Columbia. In his first six years, through 1999, Orange Park was 120-52 and made the state playoffs in 1995. Lauderdale left for Santa Fe Community College, Chaminade University in Honolulu and Middleburg High before returning to Orange Park (where he also played). He led the Raiders to the playoffs four times from 2007-11. A friend sent a link to coach Craig Howards Linkedin account. The short list of his head coaching jobs did not mentioned CHS. Howards time at Columbia is listed in his coaching bio at Southern Oregon, where his team went 7-4 last season. Fort Whites Kellen Snider was named to the North squad by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association for the 59th Annual North South All Star Football Classic in Sebring on Dec. 21. The Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Football and Coach of the Year nominees have been released for voting. The Gatorade Florida Football Player of the Year is Sony Michel of American Heritage School. Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year is Christina Ambrose of Winter Park High. With 100-plus years of sports at Columbia one has to be careful when proclaiming a record or a first-ever performance. I didnt heed my own warning when writing this was the first one-loss regular season for Fort White football. I was soon corrected. I also made a big deal of 2012-13 being the first year Fort White basketball advanced to the state playoffs. In 1924 Fort White High made the basketball playoffs. It was a different school but, before any parents of players on that team call, I want to make it clear I know about it. 6BSports Jump Lake City Reporter New Patient Exam and Necessary X-rays DO150, DO330 First-time patient Reg. $136 $ 29 SAVINGS OF $107 Expires January 31, 2014 ASPEN DENTAL GROUP Weve Moved... 1847 S.W. Barnett Way Lake City (386) 755-1440 Randolph Medical Practices, P.A. Tommy Randolph, MD Family Practice Athena Randolph, MD Pediatrics 6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 FSU: New deal has raise from $2.75-4.1 million Continued From Page 1B GATOR: Nebraska pulls off 99 3 4 -yard TD pass Continued From Page 1B CHEAP SEATS Tim KirbyPhone: (386) 754-0421 tkirby@lakecityreporter.com Tim Kirby is sports editor of the Lake City Reporter South Carolina, LSU too much for Big Ten Associated Press ORLANDO Connor Shaw was responsible for five touchdowns, including three passing, and No. 8 South Carolina outlasted No. 19 Wisconsin 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl on Wednesday. The Gamecocks senior was named the games MVP after picking apart the Badgers defense, complet ing 22 of 25 passes for 312 yards. Shaw also had rush ing and receiving scores. South Carolina (11-2) won its third straight bowl game to cap its third straight 11-win season. Bruce Ellington caught six passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns. The Badgers (9-4) lost their fourth straight bowl game, failing to capital ize on 100-yard rushing games from both Melvin Gordon and James White, and struggling after quar terback Joel Stave left in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. Backup Curt Phillips was intercepted twice. While the Gamecocks struggled to contain the Badgers rushing attack for most of the game, Shaw and Ellington did plenty to keep South Carolina pro ductive on offense. Trailing 17-13 in the third quarter, Ellington reeled in a juggling reception near the sideline on a fourth-and7 play. Then, two plays later Shaw found Ellington for 22-yard touchdown strike to put the Gamecocks up by three. The Badgers lost Stave on the next series, and with Phillips taking over, were stopped short on fourth down run inside the Gamecocks 30. South Carolina took advantage, and needed just six plays for Shaw to find Jerrell Adams for a 3-yard touchdown that made it 27-17 with 11:05 to play in the game. Wisconsin wasnt done. Kenzel Doe took the ensuing kickoff and ran it back 91 yards for a score to get the Badgers back within a field goal. But then Shaw went back to work. Pinned inside his own 15 to start the drive, he used a combination of runs and passes to set up his 1-yard touchdown plunge to cap a nine-play, 81-yard drive that made it 34-24. Wisconsin appeared to be done after Phillips was intercepted by Kaiwan Lewis with less than five minutes to play. But the Gamecocks gave it right back on a Brandon Wilds fumble on the next series. The Badgers picked up a few first downs, but then Phillips was intercepted again by Skai Moore with 3:14 left to end the threat. Wisconsin got the ball back one more time, but Gordon fumbled inside the South Carolina 20 to help the Gamecocks secure the win. Wisconsin led 14-13 at the half, scoring on a pair of touchdown passes by Stave. But the Badgers did most of their damage on the ground, piling up 159 rushing yards and 7.2 yards per carry in the opening 30 minutes. Both drives were over 70 yards against a South Carolina defense that entered the game ranked second in the Southeastern Conference, giving up just 142 yards per game. Jadeveon Clowney had four tackles in the half, including one for a loss. But he was mostly a non-factor early as the Badgers alter nated White and Gordon in the backfield. LSU 21, Iowa 14 TAMPA Jeremy Hill rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns, help ing No. 14 LSU and inex perienced quarterback Anthony Jennings hold off Iowa 21-14 in the Outback Bowl on Wednesday. Craig Lostons intercep tion stopped a potential game-tying drive, giving Hill a chance to put the game out of reach by carry ing four times for 87 yards on a six-play, 92 yard march that gave the Tigers (10-3) a 21-7 lead. Iowa (8-5) again pulled within a touchdown after Jordan Cotton returned the ensuing kickoff to the Tigers 4. Jennings rushed for a touchdown but only threw for 82 yards while stand ing in for the injured Zach Mettenberger in the fresh mans first college start. Backup quarterback C.J. Beathards fourthdown interception stopped one promising drive for Iowa, but he also tossed a 4-yard TD pass to Kevonte Martin-Manley to trim the Hawkeyes deficit to 21-14 with 1:42 remaining. Leftover notes the ball back with 3:18 to play and marched toward the end zone. But Lynch couldnt haul in a fourth-and-3 pass that would have moved the chains with about 25 seconds remaining. Nebraska ran out the clock from there. The Huskers pulled ahead 24-12 late in the third on the longest play in Gator Bowl history. Armstrong dropped back on a third-and-14 play at the 1 and heaved the ball as far as he could to Enunwa, who was streaking wide open down the left sideline. Georgia cornerback Shaq Wiggins let Enunwa go, but got no safety help deep. Quincy Mauger had a chance to tackle Enunwa, but bounced off him just past midfield. Enunwa coasted the rest of the way. Enunwa finished with four recep tions for 129 yards. He also broke a school with 12 touchdown receptions, eclipsing the mark of 11 set by Johnny Rodgers in 1971. Armstrong, filling in for injured starter Taylor Martinez, completed 6 of 14 passes for 163 yards. He also had a 5-yard TD pass to Enunwa in the second quarter. Ameer Abdullah ran 27 times for 122 yards and a score. It was his 11th 100-yard game of the season. Nebraska finished with 307 yards, 109 fewer than Georgia. Turnovers were the difference. Nebraska turned two of them into two touchdowns. Reggie Davis muffed a punt deep in Georgia territory in the second quarter and Nebraska scored two plays later. The Huskers also turned Hutson Masons lone interception into points. Mason overthrew Chris Conley near the sideline. Josh Mitchell picked it off, setting up Abdullahs TD run. Mason, making his second straight start in place of injured starter Aaron Murray, completed 21 of 39 passes for 320 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. until Monday. I was leav ing at 6:30 in the morn ing, getting home 11:30 I wasnt thinking about any thing. We got the contract today. The first time I had a chance to sign it. Fishers previous deal ran through 2015 and paid $2.75 million annually. The new deal reportedly pays him about $4.1 million per season. Fisher wouldnt be the first college coach to sign a new deal and then bolt for another job shortly after, but the timing of this does make it seem that he could be off the market. Its good that were able to get it done before the championship game, Wilcox said. The Seminoles have returned to national promi nence in four seasons under Fisher after Florida State posted 7-6 records in three of the last four seasons with coach Bobby Bowden. Florida State went unde feated during the regular season for the first time since 1999 and has won back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference champion ships. The program hadnt won consecutive confer ence titles since 2002-03. Fisher was anointed coach-in-waiting when hired as offensive coordina tor in 2007. He previously won a national champion ship as the LSU offensive coordinator in 2003 with Nick Sabin. He hasnt failed to do anything I didnt think he could do, Bowden told AP in a phone interview. Everywhere hes been, hes done an excellent job. You never know what kind of head coach a guys going to be when he comes from an assistant. ... Hes passed the test in any arena hes been in. Bowden has known of Fisher since he was a quar terback at Samford playing for his son Terry Bowden. Fisher joined the Samford coaching staff in 1988 and Tommy Bowden sung his praises back then. Bowden warned the university it better lock up Fisher long term before other programs tried to steal him away. Thats what happens, Bowden said. Having the success he has had, every job that comes open his name was going to be in it. Whether he wants to be in it or not.