The Lake City reporter


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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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John H. Perry
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By STEVEN RICHMOND BRANFORDAbout three years ago, a boy named Josh Walker wrote a letter to the town coun cil of Branford with one simple requesthe wanted a skate park. Three years, $68,000 and sev eral hundred tons of concrete later, the town of Branford offi cially opened Procko Skate Park Saturday, a 5,000 square foot skate park in Hatch Park dedi cated to local enthusiasts, both young and old. Its been hard to keep the Lake City Reporter SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1A TODAY IN BUSINESS CARC thrift store settles into new home, 1C. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 254 61 49 Partly Cloudy, 8A TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Police . . . . . . . . 3A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice . . . . . . . . 5D Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B COMING TUESDAY Coverage of Tennis Fitness Day. SUNDAY EDITION Fort White students earn OSHA certificates. 1D By STEVEN RICHMOND The road construction project on West US 90 could face a delay of a year or more due to difficulties with the projects contractor, according to a spokesperson with the Florida Department of Transportation. In the meantime, FDOT says it has cut off funds to the contractor for failing to pay its subcontractors, and many local business owners claim the lingering construction project has had a negative effect on commerce in the area. Southern Development Corporation of Jacksonville, an infrastructure construction com pany, was awarded a $11.1 mil lion contract to four-lane a roughly mile-long section of West US90 between Lake City Avenue and STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City Reporter Tony Richards, owner of CarQuest Auto Parts on Pinemount Road, walks through the unfinished construc tion site in front of his parking lot. Every day theyre still not working, its hurting my business, he said Fantazia Circus a family affair. 6A ATF: Drug network had neighborhood nearly under siege By STEVEN RICHMOND The 17 individuals arrested by local, state and federal law enforcement Thursday were known for being one of the most violent narcotics traf ficking networks in Columbia Countys recent history, a supervisor with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Saturday. The suspects, who range from age 20 to 81, were a loosely knit group who dealt primarily in crack cocaine and had access to a high quantity of cheap conventional firearms, according to Todd Lockhart, Group Supervisor for ATF Jacksonville, Group Two. They operated throughout Columbia County but were actu ally pretty specific to a three or four block area [around NW Long Street], Lockhart said. The violence associated with that, people were almost under siege at times. The law-abiding citizens were kind of power less to do anything, they were intimidated. The bulk of the activity occurred around the home of Travis Lavelle Smith, 31, of 742 NW Long St., who went by the alias Cooka moniker he received as the man behind the cooking process to produce crack cocaine, Lockhart said. Most of the subjects were already multi-convicted felons and armed career criminals, Lockhart said. The 17 individuals were arrested during a fast-paced coordinated effort Thursday, authorities said, in hopes of avoiding a potentially danger ous power struggle created by a void in the narcotics network. Theres always ambi tious criminals trying to meet demand or fill a void, Lockhart said. And well target them, too. Its going to be a bad time Michaels probes possible breach of data The Associated Press IRVING, Texas Michaels Stores says it is investigat ing a possible company data security breach that may have affected its customers pay ment card information. The Irving, Texas, company said Saturday that it launched the probe after learning of possible fraudulent activity on some U.S. payment cards used at the home decor and crafts retailer. Michaels Stores Inc. is working with federal law enforcement and data secu rity experts, but has yet to confirm that its systems were compromised. Management at the Michaels in Lake City referred a reporter to their corporate communications office, which then referred the reporter to a spokesman, Michael Fox. Foxs assistant then referred the reporter back to the press release. CEO Chuck Rubin suggests Michaels customers review their account statements for unauthorized charges. Target Corp. has said hack ers recently stole about 40 million debit and credit card numbers. Neiman Marcus said a security breach last year may have affected about 1.1 million cards. COURTESY Lauren Ogburn, 19, of Lake City, auditioned for American Idol in Atlanta and was accepted into the next round of competition in Hollywood, Calif. Roadwork on hold; merchants see red Local Idol headed to Hollywood By STEVEN RICHMOND One talented Lake City woman will be headed to California next month after successfully passing the first round of auditions on the hit reality show American Idol. Lake City native and class of 2012 CHS graduate Lauren Ogburn, 19, auditioned in Atlanta last July with thousands of other Idol hopefuls and came out victorious, becoming one of only 44 people who received invi tations to Hollywood that day. The audition was broadcast Thursday night. I sang Fancy by Reba McEntire, Ogburn said. Id never heard it done on American Idol, so I thought it was a good choice because there was nobody to compare it to. The three-person judging panel responded favorably: Keith Urban praised Ogburns authenticity and song choice, Jennifer Lopez said she gave her goosies, and Harry Connick Jr. said he enjoyed the performance despite his criti cism of Ogburns wardrobe. I wore a tanktop that had a bald eagle with the American flag, jeans, American flag boots and an American flag bandana, Ogburn said, saying she was looking for a rough around the edges look... [Connick Jr.] said it was a little overdone and too much, but said he enjoyed my audition. Ogburn said shes been sing ing since she could talk and has developed her talents through a variety of performances in church and other community events, such as the Olustee Festival. Ive never had vocal lessons, she said. I tried to take vocal les sons one time for a month and I didnt like it. Ive always wanted Subcontractors left unpaid, says FDOT; nearby businesses see loss of revenue. LEFT: Bill Procko cuts the ribbon officially opening Procko Skate Park in Branford Saturday morning. Chamber Ball sees passing of the buck By STEVEN RICHMOND The whos who of Columbia County busi ness showed up dressed to the nines at the fourth annual Lake City-Columbia County Chamber Ball Saturday evening. Chamber of Commerce members milled about the Banquet Hall at the Columbia County Fairgrounds chatting about the lat est news and happenings on the Columbia County business scene. Some members added a flair of mystery to their evening by donning Venetian-style masquerade attire, provided at the front door for the evenings theme, Unmask the Night. Our bylaws say we have to hold an Branford skate park opens amid much fanfare annual state-of-the-Chamber meeting, said Chamber Executive Director Dennille Decker. So every year we try to do something differ ent and exciting. And it workedtickets for the event sold out weeks FILE The Michaels crafts store at the Lake City Mall is shown. COMPROMISED? OGBURN continued on 6A CHAMBER continued on 7A NETWORK continued on 5A PROJECT continued on 6A STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City Reporter PARK continued on 6A JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Joel Foreman (left), the outgoing 2013 Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce president, hands a dollar to John Kuykendall, the incoming 2014 Chamber president, in a buck passing ceremony at the Unmask the Night Chamber Ball Annual Dinner Saturday.


2A 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA 3 police officers suspended for Bieber escort OPA-LOCKA A n official says three Florida police officers have been suspended for giving Justin Bieber an unauthorized escort from the airport. Opa-locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton said Friday that the offi cers were suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation. Police escorts from the Opa-locka Executive Airport are not uncom mon, but they must follow procedure. Chiverton says the one that accompanied Bieber on Monday had not been authorized. According to Chiverton, investigators are still try ing to get more informa tion from the airport and the officers about where police escorted Bieber. Bieber was free on bail Friday after an arrest on charges of DUI, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest. Miami Beach police say Bieber smelled of alcohol when he was stopped after dragracing down a residential street early Thursday. Florida Southern receives $400K LAKELAND Florida Southern College has been awarded $400,000 in grants from the State of Floridas Division of Historical Resources to help restore and maintain the schools Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. The school announced the grant Friday. It says that the money must be matched dollar-for-dollar by the college, which means that $800,000 will be spent within the next two years. A chunk of the money will be spent on restoring the interior of the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel to its origi nal appearance. The school is home to the worlds largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright archi tecture and was desig nated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. AP: Zimmerman painting is copy ORLANDO The Associated Press has demanded that George Zimmerman halt the sale of one of his paintings because the news agency says it directly copies an AP photo. Zimmermans paint ing depicts Jacksonvillebased prosecutor Angela Corey holding her thumb and fingers together. An apparently made-up quote Zimmerman added to the piece reads, I have this much respect for the American judicial system. Coreys office prosecuted Zimmerman for the 2012 shooting death of 17year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder last summer. Zimmermans brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., posted an image of the painting Wednesday on Twitter and tweeted a day later that they were in negotiations with possible buyers. A letter with the APs demands said that Zimmermans painting was a direct copy of an AP photo taken at the April 2012 news conference where Corey announced Zimmerman would be charged with murder. It was taken for the AP by freelancer Rick Wilson. The news cooperative asked that any sale be blocked and that, if there has been a sale, that the AP be paid damages. Zimmerman sold anoth er painting on eBay last month, with a winning bid of $100,099.99. On Twitter, George Zimmerman wrote Friday evening: No worries AP, Ill just take whatever U sue me for off your tab when Im done suing you :-) Or... I could put out how much U offered me 2.. Responding to Zimmermans tweet, Colford, the AP spokes man, said: We dont know what hes talking about. Kidnapping note prompts capture ST. JOHNS COUNTY Officials say they were able to track down a woman allegedly kid napped by her boyfriend, thanks to a note she was able to pass to a stranger at a gas station in north Florida. Investigators said the note asked the recipient to call the womans father and not the police, but the stranger did contact St. Johns County Sheriffs deputies Friday afternoon. They spotted the car in which the woman had been taken about two hours later. COLUMBIA, Md. A man carrying a shotgun opened fire at a busy shop ping mall in suburban Baltimore on Saturday, sending store employees and customers scrambling for cover. Police said three people died, including the per son believed to be the shooter. Five people were injured. Police were still trying to deter mine the identity and motive of the gunman who 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo of College Park, Md., and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson of Ellicott City, Md. Both worked at Zumiez, which sold skate apparel and accessories. Police say the attack took outside Zumiez on the upper level of the Mall in Columbia, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington. Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon said at a news conference that authorities ran into difficulty in identifying the gunman because of concerns that he might be carrying explosives and were proceeding with an abundance of caution. McMahon also called reports that the killings were domestic in ori gin pure speculation. We do not know yet what caused the shooting incident, he said. We do not have a motive. Suspect charged with murder in SC shooting ORANGEBURG, S.C. A 20-year-old South Carolina State University student shot to death out side a dormitory was an engineer ing technology student who also played on the schools football team, the school said Saturday. Brandon Robinson was a junior who played football as an outside linebacker and defensive end, the university said in a statement. He attended high school in Orangeburg and appeared in four games last sea son for SC State, according to the teams online roster. Brandon was a fine young man who was paying his way through college. All he wanted to do was play football for the university, Bulldog football Coach Buddy Pough said. We are at (a) loss for words right now. Robinson was shot to death Friday afternoon outside Hugine Suites after arguing with Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, of Charleston, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said. Singleton was charged with murder and arrested early Saturday at an Orangeburg apartment complex. Singleton pulled out a gun and fired at Robinson, hitting him in the neck area, according to an arrest warrant filed by a SLED investiga tor. Singleton is a full-time, sopho more student at S.C. State majoring in business, university spokes woman Sonja Bennett-Bellamy said Saturday. He does not participate in any of the schools athletics pro grams, but his mother manages a university-owned, off-campus stu dent apartment complex, BennettBellamy said. Hospital considers order on pregnant woman FORT WORTH, Texas Hospital executives in North Texas were conferring Saturday with the district attorneys office to deter mine their next step following a judges ruling that they must dis connect life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman, according to a hospital official. John Peter Smith Hospital spokes woman J.R. Labbe said discussions are ongoing as administrators weigh the order issued a day earlier by Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. The hospi tal is owned by Tarrant County and is being represented in the conten tious case by the DAs office. Wallace agreed with a request by Erick Munoz to have life sup port removed for his wife, Marlise Munoz. She was 14 weeks pregnant with the couples second child when her husband found her unconscious Nov. 26, possibly due to a blood clot. Police: 3 dead after shooting in mall JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Exploring dragon eggs Tim Lanterman (right), the Osceola National Forest helicopter manager, shows HMC helicopter pilot Jorge Gomes plastic spheres nicknamed dragon eggs, at the U.S. Forestry Division air tanker base near the Lake City Gateway Airport during a training exercise on Thursday. The spheres are filled with a potassium magnate powder and injected with antifreeze. Once they are dropped from the Bell 407 heli copter they ignite to help decrease the fuel load for prescribed burns. Friday: 1-11-17-20-19 Friday: 8-20-21-29-32 Saturday: 9-6-8 Saturday: 7-8-3-5 Wednesday: 6-7-11-13-23-44 x3 Wednesday: 1-2-7-9-55-29 x3 STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City Reporter Hands on the helicopter Gary Marquis provides students at Summers Elementary an up-close-and-personal view of his Hughes 269 helicopter Friday morning. Its part of our accelerated reading program, Principal Amy Stanton said. Were trying to take literacy and put it together with STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics] topics. HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. 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Philippians 4:8 Correction Thought for Today Submissions On Jan. 21, in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorations reach cresendo here, the Lake City Reporter misidentified a local civic club that attended a Sunday evening church service at the Newday Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Women from the Elks Lodge attended the service. Celebrity Birthdays Celebrity Birthdays can now be found on the Advice & Puzzles page. Today thats page 3D. The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organiza tion in the newspaper, send the picture and infor mation to associate editor Emily Lawson at elaw Associated Press Associated Press


By STEVEN RICHMOND The Lake City Police Department said their offi cers tasered a male mental patient twice after he bit one of them. Police were called to Meridian Behavioral Healthcare around 8:50 a.m. Monday in response to a male patient that was upset and being destruc tive, according to a press release. The staff at Meridian said they needed assistance getting the man to enter an isolation room and take medication, the release said. The patient was initially cooperative and walked with officers toward the room, but braced himself against the doorframe and refused to enter, according to police. As the struggle contin ued, the patient bit Officer G. Register on the shoul der, the release said. Register responded by using a Taser, but to no effectOfficer M. Hardinson then tasered the patient again and was able to end the patients resis tance and secure him in the room, the release said. Meridian nursing staff then took custody of the patient, police said. No charges were filed due to the patients mental status, LCPD said. 3A WE ARE WOMEN, WE ARE M OTHERS, WE UNDERST A ND Daina Greene, MD Board Certied Healthcare Provider Marlene Summers, CNM SPECIALIZING IN: Womens health and Primary Care New Patients Welcome Call today for a personal appointment: 386-755-0500 449 SE Baya Drive Lake City, Florida 32025 offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. Lauren Williams, ARNP 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL (Next to Courthouse) WILSONS OUTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 BCS Championship cups are here! Sale continues on All insulated camo jackets & coveralls 20% off Yeti Coolers & Case Knives (In Stock) 10% off Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 3A LCPD ex-captains appeal tossed By TONY BRITT The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a former Lake City Police Department cap tains claims of his racial discrimi nation by the city. A three-judge panel affirmed a district courts ruling of summary judgment against former LCPD captain Rudolph Davis Sr. in a 15page ruling released Friday. Judge Paul Huck wrote that Davis did not present sufficient evidence for a reasonable jury to find he was fired due to racial discrimination. Lake City Police Department Chief Argatha Gilmore was pleased with the ruling. We were always convinced that the city did nothing inappropriate with the termination of Rudolph Davis, she said. Were just elat ed that the lower court and the appellate court saw the same thing that we did nothing inap propriate. She added she was just happy that the court was able to look at everything that Mr. Davis pre sented and saw that there was no evidence to prove this case. Davis said the ruling signals an end to his case. As far as I know this is pretty much it for my case, he said Friday, noting he hadnt spoken to his attor ney yet. I saw it all the way to the end and thats what Ill always do. I dont regret anything I did because I know what I did was right... Davis said he holds no grudges, though he stands by his claims. ... I dont have any hard feelings against anyone, Gilmore or the city manager [Wendell Johnson]. I still stand by my statement from the beginning that I was wrong fully terminated according to the policy of the city. Huck wrote in the ruling that Daviss accusations were signifi cantly narrowed during oral argu ments before the court. The only remaining claim for us to consider is Daviss retaliation claim based on his termination in violation of Title VII, the docu ment said. On Nov. 16, 2009, the city termi nated Davis after Gilmore deter mined he was not suited to be her second-in-command. Davis was functioning in the mentality of a sergeant or offi cer, the ruling said, summarizing the citys position. While Gilmore was putting in long hours, Davis was a clock-watcher, resentful of Gilmores oversight and unwilling to do what it would take to turn the department around. The ruling also addressed Daviss claims that the city gave shifting reasons for his termination. We find Daviss attempt to cre ate an issue of fact as to shifting reasons for his termination uncon vincing, Huck wrote for the court. The record evidence, even when viewed in the light most favorable to Davis, shows the city consistent ly voicing the same non-retaliatory reason for Daviss termination. In March 2013 U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Morales Howard dismissed Daviss racial discrimination and retaliation law suit following a hearing the previ ous December. FEDERAL COURT Davis By TONY BRITT Columbia Countys unem ployment rate remained below the state and national average, falling to 5.8 percent for December, according to state figures released Friday. Floridas unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in December, while the nation al figure was 6.7 percent. Denise Wynne, Lead Employer Services Representative with Florida Crown Workforce Board, said agricultural employment opportunities contributed to the improved numbers. There were also seasonal increases in retail trade and couriers and messengers because the holiday season contributed in part to the decrease in the unemploy ment numbers this month, though its important to remember that the numbers will fluctuate a bit month-tomonth, so you get a better snapshot of the economic forecast by looking at overthe-year performance, she said by email. The holidays and agri cultural employment played a large part in the decrease in the unemployment num bers. To a lesser degree in our region, but through the central and southern por tion of the state, tourism has started to trend up. In December there were 30,485 people in the Columbia County labor force and 28,709 were employed. There were 1,776 county residents without jobs. In November the unem ployment rate was 6.2 percent when the local labor force consisted of 30,580 people and roughly 28,697 had jobs. An estimated 1,883 county residents were jobless. In December 2012 the Columbia County labor force consisted of 30,804 county residents and 28,530 had jobs, creating the 7.4 percent unemployment rate. An estimated 2,274 county residents were unemployed. Wynne said there are sev eral areas that are currently experiencing job growth: Trade, transportation and utilities (food and bev erage stores); Professional and busi ness services (employment services); Construction (specialty trade contractors); and Leisure and hospitality (food services and drinking establishments) In December, Monroe County had the states low est unemployment rate at 5.3 percent. Hendry County had the states highest unemploy ment rate at 10.2 percent. Wynne said officials are expecting to see job growth in several areas as the statis tics for 2014 are compiled. Nine of the ten major industries in the state expe rienced positive job growth over the year, including con struction, financial activities and manufacturing, she said. Locally we continue to see a large number of posi tions posted in the medical, educational, corrections and aviation fields. County, state rates still below nation UNEMPLOYMENT Shooting suspect turns herself in at county jail From staff reports A woman who allegedly pinned her husband between two cars then shot him in the leg turned herself in Wednesday, LCPD reports. Ruby L. Sheppard, 33, surrendered to the Columbia County Detention Center with out incident, accord ing to an LCPD news release. Around 6:00 p.m. Monday, Sheppard reportedly drove into the parking lot of Annie Mattox Park near NE Denver Street and attempted to run over her husband, Anthony L. Sheppard, 43, who was at the park with family and friends celebrating Martin Luther King Day, LCPD said. Witness said Mrs. Sheppard pinned her husband between two cars, got out and started a verbal argument with him while he was trying to extricate himself, the release said. Mrs. Sheppard returned to her vehicle, retrieved a semi-automatic handgun and began pistol whipping her husband, the release said. Their 21-year-old son attempted to break up the fight, but was pushed out of the way by his father when Mrs. Sheppard aimed the gun at her son, the release said. She then fired the gun, shooting Mr. Sheppard a single time in the upper left thigh before she fled the scene in her vehicle, the release said. Mr. Sheppards family brought him to Shands at Lake Shore to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police found Mrs. Sheppards vehicle at her residence later that night. Sheppard POLICE REPORTS By STEVEN RICHMOND A man caught in pos session of marijuana may have had a case of the munchies when he tried to eat the evidence, CCSO reports. Thomas Jerome Johnson, 25, of 611 SW Dexter Circle, was the passen ger in a vehicle with an illegal amount of window tinting traveling down Franklin Street near Marion Avenue around 2:10 a.m. Sunday, accord ing to the arrest report. While asking the driver for his information during a traffic stop, the deputy noticed blunt wrapping paper and a nugget of mar ijuana sitting on Johnson, the report said. Johnson appeared to grab the nugget and throw it on the cars floor before the deputy handcuffed and placed him in the patrol vehicle, the report said. The deputy returned to the car to continue speaking with the driver and noticed a bag of white substance reminiscent of cocaine, according to the report. The deputy also detained the driverwhos identity and charges were redact ed from the reportbut could not locate the nugget of marijuana Thomas alleg edly threw on the floor, the report said. However, the deputy noticed the suspect had difficulty speaking and placed a hand on his neck to keep him from chew ing, the report said. Thomas then spit out the small nugget of marijuana from earlier, the deputy said. Thomas also said the white substancewhich later tested positively for cocainewas cut with overthe-counter pharmaceuti cals made to appear like cocaine, the report said. There were two active warrants for Thomas, as well: One from Columbia County for violation of parole and fleeing a law enforce ment officer, and one from Suwannee County for viola tion of probation for grand theft, the report said. Thomas was booked into Columbia County Detention Facility on no bond. He faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana possession under 20 grams, drug equipment possession, tampering with evidence and the two active Report: Man tried to eat pot before arrest Johnson 2 travelers arrested for fraud By AMANDA WILLIAMSON Two people passing through Columbia County were arrested after Florida Highway Patrol troopers discovered high-grade mar ijuana, 39 fraudulent credit cards and two fraudulent drivers licenses in their vehicle, according to FHP. Eldric Devan Griffin, 31, of Pensacola, and Keisha Gilbert, 27, of Tucker, Ga., both face charges of imper sonation, illegal use of cred it cards and possession of a counterfeit drivers license. Griffin was also charged with marijuana possession. A trooper stopped a black 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche on State Road 93 for illegal window tint, according to the FHP arrest report. After the officer detected a strong air freshener, he asked Gilbert to step out of the drivers seat. Her clothes smelled of raw marijuana, the arrest report stated. Both subjects appeared nervous and provided con flicting statements about their trip to Florida, the report continued. The K-9 unit alerted to pos sible drugs in the vehicle. A thorough search of Griffin revealed approxi mately eight grams of highgrade marijuana in a plastic bag hidden in his crotch area, the report stated. Both Griffin and Gilbert were detained in the FHP Tahoe while officers con ducted a probable cause search of the vehicle. Thirty-nine fraudulent credit cards were report edly found in plastic bags concealed in the headliner of the pick-up truck. An additional 19 cards were dis covered in Gilberts purse, FHP said. According to the report, six of the cards were fraudulent and three were named to a male subject not at the scene. Officers found two separate drivers licenses one in Gilberts purse and one in Griffins wallet registered to a Cameron Duran but with Gilberts and Griffins pic ture, the report said. Both are still currently in the Columbia County Detention Facility. Gilberts bond is set at $255,000, and Griffins bond is $257,000. Patient tasered after biting cop


W hen Henry came to visit, he stood at the French doors in the living room, pressing his nose against the glass, and we talked, he and I, about trees and birds and passing clouds and other fine things that we love. “Henry,” I said, “do you know what kind of trees those are?” He grinned his smart Henry grin and said, “Palm trees!” He was right, of course.Henry is my 2-year-old grandson. He has soft dark curls and choco-late brown eyes that shine with a light all their own. And he’s about 3 feet tall, a fact I just estimated by measuring from the nose prints he left on the glass and adding a few inches for the top of his head. I wish you could see him.I wish I could see him, too, along with his cousins and their parents and uncles and aunts. Talk about a beautiful mess.My husband and I share five grown children, their others, and four grandchildren, ages 3 and younger. They all live in California, 500 miles from our home in Las Vegas, a distance my mother would have called the far side of the moon. We visit often, but not often enough. That’s how it is with people who own your heart. Enough is never enough. This morning I tried again to clean Henry’s nose prints off the glass. Couldn’t bring myself to do it. It’s been two weeks and I’m still not ready to let them go. Every time I walk through that room and see those nose-shaped smudges all lined up like fat little birds on a wire, I picture Henry standing there, grinning up at me, and I light up like Christmas, all over again. Call me easy, but I’ve had similar reactions to various handprints and footprints, big and small, bathtub rings and turkey carcasses and empty pizza boxes and crushed beer cans and the inevitable stale Cheerio that I find on the floor after a visit from my children and grand-children. I love those things. They seem to say, “We all got together and had ourselves a good time.” Years ago, I’d have seen them not as signs of a good time, but just stuff to clean up. I still clean them up, eventually. But I’m in no big rush to get rid of them. Messy isn’t always a bad sign; sometimes it’s just a sign of life. I wish I’d learned that sooner. I wish, when my children were grow-ing up, I’d spent less time worrying about cleaning up after them and more time lighting up at the way they made me feel. For the record, I always delighted in my children and my house was often a mess. But I might not have minded so much had I known then what I know now: Today’s mess is tomorrow’s treasured memory. Life, at its best, is messy and chaotic and unpredictable and basically beyond control. Especially with children. A little order can do a lot for your peace of mind, and even for your sanity. But creating order should never be more important than find-ing joy -if only the joy of survival. Looking back, I wish I could’ve saved every fort my oldest built in the living room. Every flower my daughter picked for me from the neighbor’s yard. Every note my youngest played on the piano or banged on the drums. All the things they said or did or drew or spilled or broke. We can’t save all the pieces of our lives. But we can try to savor each piece as it comes along and remem-ber it when it’s gone. My daughter called last night to tell me a story. While reading to Henry, she had pointed to an illus-tration and asked, “What kind of tree is that?” “Palm tree,” he said, quickly, “like Nana’s house.” I will savor that. Long after his prints are washed from my win-dows, the memories will remain imprinted on my heart. Meanwhile, I’ll keep hoping for another visit and a chance to make another beautiful mess. I f you attended the country music concert at Florida Gateway College Friday night, you saw a 90-minute flashback to the early 1990s. Joe Diffie, Aaron Tippin and Sammy Kershaw brought their “Roots and Boots” tour to the Howard Center. I thought it was one of the best shows FGC has produced in its young concert series. If you weren’t there, imagine the scene of the popular VH1 “Storytellers” series where an artist performs acoustic sets in a casual setting, discusses his work and showcases the raw talent he pos-sesses. The three gentlemen sat on stools at the front of the stage and were flanked by five musicians – three guitars and two keyboards – as they entertained. The show was right-sized for the Howard Center and the setting real-ly allowed the three past country stars to connect with a crowd that really seemed to appreciate their accomplishments and their genuine ability to perform. Each of these guys’ careers broke on the scene in Nashville around 1990. They all told their stories about how long they played music before they landed a record deal. They described past jobs, honky tonks and what they did before their big break. Each of the singers performed several of their hits that showcased their work. They did not sing every hit, but they each did a nice rep-resentation of their work. When one sang, the other two provided harmony. Between the three guys, there are a total of 11 hits that made it to No. 1 on the country charts. Diffie has seven No.1 singles, Tippin has three and Kershaw has one. Tippin is the only one with a No. 1 in this century, with the lady-favorite “Kiss This” topping the charts in 2000. If you were there, you witnessed an historical moment because, according to reports, Diffie has signed a new record deal with another label and the “Roots and Boots” trio will dissolve after their current performance contracts are fulfilled. Besides the Lake City show, there are only a couple left. FGC concerts continue to impress and offer an artistic vari-ety for our community to enjoy. Congratulations to President Charles Hall and the Board of Trustees for believing the college was the proper organization to bring more entertainment options to Lake City. FGC’s Mike McKee and his staff of dedicated personnel work diligently to secure sponsors and tackle the logistics required to take a show from a signed contract to a curtain-up performance. It’s an undertaking that always turns out smooth at showtime and the crowd appreciates it. If it’s not on your radar, look for the upcoming shows that remain on this season’s schedule. Support the arts in Lake City. OPINION Sunday, January 26, 2014 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. 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BY EMAIL: news@lakecityreporter.comAnother higher education formula Roots and Boots kicks it ‘old school’ at FGC Q Tampa Tribune T he state Board of Governors has developed a “performance funding model” aimed at ensuring universities produce graduates ready for the workplace. Holding universities more accountable is long overdue. But forgive us if we’re skeptical this latest education fad, being pushed by lawmakers, will result in academ-ic excellence and a dynamic workforce. It’s appropriate to demand more efficiency of state universities and to ensure they meet the needs of the marketplace. But this top-down approach also could easily transform universities into degree factories focused on producing graduates who will quickly find a job, rather than helping students develop the skills needed to thrive in an ever-evolving economy. Students, after all, should be free to follow their academic passions, rather than being pressured into seek-ing what state leaders deem sensible degrees. ... [P]romoting specific degrees could ultimately undermine Florida’s education quality and economic vitality. Students themselves, rather than government officials, are likely to be most adept at responding to the job market. As Peter Cappelli, director of the Center for Human Resources at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, recently wrote in The Wall Street Journal: “... guessing about what will be hot tomorrow based on what’s hot today is often a fool’s errand. The problem is that the job market can change rapidly for unforeseeable reasons. Today, we frequently hear that computers and information technology are and will be the hot fields, but both have gone from boom to bust over time. Students poured into IT programs in the late 1990s, responding to the Silicon Valley boom, only to graduate after 2001 into the tech bust.” The board and lawmakers are correct to demand more accountability, particularly on spending. Some of the metrics, such as costs per undergraduate degree and a six-year graduation rate, should promote fiscal stewardship and student focus. Measuring the percent of bachelor’s degree graduates employed and the pay rates of baccalaureate grad-uates also should be useful to parents and students, though they may not necessarily reveal whether those graduates have the adaptability for a fluid marketplace. New Chancellor Marshall Criser III stresses the measurements allow for flexibility and will recognize the different challenges of different universities.... Criser says schools will be able to “measure their performance against themselves,” and will be reward-ed for improvement. That’s encouraging. But cutting a portion of the base funding for schoo ls that don’t measure up and reallocating those funds to high-performing universities seems likely to fragme nt the system ... — without regard for the impact on stud ents. Criser is confident “data-based” performance funding will benefit students, taxpayers and the economy. We hope he’s right. But the experiment should be monitored closely. Don’t be surprised if Florida’s future marketplace needs elude government formula. Beautiful, messy childhood Todd Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. Sharon Randall Q Sharon Randall can be contacted at P.O. Box 777394, Henderson, NV 89077.4AOPINION


Jan. 26 At the Library Warren Caterson, author of Table for Two: Back for Seconds, will be at the library on Sunday, Jan. 26 for a 2 p.m. program. Author and chef Warren Caterson has studied at the Southeast Institute of Culinary Arts in St. Augustine. Join us as we celebrate National Library Week with Chef Warren Caterson present ing a dynamic cooking demonstration and sharing tips and recipes from his cookbooks. Pinkney Hills The New Pinkney Hills Cemetery will have a meet ing at the New Mount Salem Community Church on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. County Commissioner Scarlet Frisina will be there to discuss matters at hand. Call President Marion Wright at 754-8923 for more. Jan. 27 Early Learning meeting The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway Inc., Executive/ Finance Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 27 at 3:00 p.m. at the Coalition Office, 1104 SW Main Blvd. Call Stacey DePratter at 386752-9770 for more. Lake City Aglow For the seventh year in a row, Lake City Algow will usher in the new year with the ministry of Deborah Smith. She is the guest speaker at the Monday, Jan. 27 meeting to begin at 7 p.m. at the New Beginnings of LIfe Church, 184 SW Windswept Glen. Call 386935-4018 for more. Jan. 28 Pageant entries due Applications for the Olustee Festival Pageant are due Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Columbia County Schools Administrative Complex. Tiny Miss (13-23 months), Miniature (2-4 years), Little Miss (5-6 years), and Petite Miss (7-9 years) will compete at 3 p.m. Pre-Teen Miss (1012 years), Junior Miss (13-15 years), and Miss Olustee (1620 years) will compete at 7 p.m. Pageant awards include educational scholarships, savings bonds, trophies, crowns and banners. The first place winners will ride in the Olustee Festival Parade on Feb. 15. The pageant is open to girls age 13 months to 20 years who reside or attend school in Baker, Columbia, Hamilton, Union or Suwannee Counties. The pageant will include talent, sportswear and photogenic categories. Applications may be obtained on www.olustee or by contacting Elaine Owens at 386-9652787. Early Learning meeting The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway Inc., Program Quality Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 9:00 a.m. at the Coalition Office, 1104 SW Main Blvd. Call Stacey DePratter at 386-752-9770 for more. Jan. 29 Early Learning meeting The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway Inc., board meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 9:00 a.m. at the Coalition Office, 1104 SW Main Blvd. Call Stacey DePratter at 386752-9770 for more. Jan. 30 Jewelry sale The Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a one day Gold and Silver jewelry sale in the first floor conference room of the hospital on Jan. 30 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the hospital. Feb. 1 Annual WV Day The Annual WV Day will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1905 SW Epiphany Ct. The event will be catered. Call 386-984-6938 for more. RSVP deadline is January 22. Tutor Training The Columbia County Public Library literacy program needs volunteers to tutor English-speaking adults who would like to improve their reading and writing skills. A tutor train ing workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. For more informa tion, contact the literacy program at 386-758-2111 or email columbialiteracy@ Bird Walk Four Rivers Audubon will sponsor its monthly Lake City Bird Walk at Alligator Lake on Saturday, Feb. 1. Meet at the pole barn at 8 a.m. Loaner binoculars are avail able. Contact Judee Mundy at 386-758-9558 for more. Berndt Benny Paetzold Mr. Berndt Benny Paetzold, 84 of Live Oak, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2014 at the Suwannee Health Care Cen ter in Live Oak. Mr. Paetzold was a son to German immigrants and had lived in the Live Oak area since 1995 and previously in Lake City with the late Clark and Evelyn Sirmans. When able, he enjoyed riding his bicycle and was of the Church of Christ faith. He is survived by the family of Clark and Evelyn Sirmans. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Memorial Cemetery, Lake City, FL. Interment will follow. Ar rangements are under the direc tion of GUERRY FUNERAL HOME 2659 SW Main Blvd., Lake City. 386-752-2414 Bertha M. Sims Mrs Bertha M. Sims passed away peacefully at home on Wednes day, January 22, 2014 following an extended illness. She was 87 years old. She was the daugh ter of the late Franklin P. Stone and Allie Mae (Stone) Patterson. Mrs. Sims was born in Clar cona, Florida on June 11, 1926. She moved to Lake City from Orlando with her husband in 1945 after he returned from overseas service in WW II. She was a homemaker for many years, but later worked at Aero Corporation (now Timco) when employment were spent work ing in the dietary departments of Tanglewood (now Avalon) nurs ing home and Lake City Medi cal Center before retiring. She and her husband also owned a poultry farm for many years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, cro cheting, sewing and also helped with many church activities. She had been a member of the Lake City Seventh Day Adven tist Church for almost 60 years. Bertha Sims is survived by her husband of 71 years, Gerald E. Sims, two daughters, Gerri (Charles) Clark, and Tess (Duffy) Soto and one son, Danny Sims, Sr. Her brother, Robert (Vivian) Stone, of Lake City also survives. She has seven grandchildren; Tina (Mark) Barta, Terri (Greg) May, Tracy (Wes) Davis, Tony Clark, Danny Sims, Jr. Jamie Sims, and grand children and three greatgreat grandchildren. She also leaves behind many beloved neic es, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be con ducted on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Pastor Brenden White, Pastor of the Lake City Seventh Day Ad family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Lake ers, donations may be made to Haven Hospice Suwannee Val ley Care Center at 6037 W US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME 2659 S. W. Main Blvd. Lake City, FL is in charge of arrange ments. Please sign the guestbook at William Alton Stansel Mr. William Alton Stansel, 71, of Lake City, Florida passed away on January 21, 2014 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was born in Wellborn, Florida to Thomas and Nannie [Hiers] Stansel and had been a life long resident of Columbia County. He was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed playing golf, the Florida Gators, and spending time with his fam ily and his dog Roscoe. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Edward and Robert Stansel, and his sister, Hilda Dease Survivors include his son, Kiley (Dana) Stansel of Sacremento, CA; daughter, Kelly (Darron) Lee of Lake City, FL; grand children, Hailey Stansel, Devin Lee, Megan Streetman, Taylor Barclay and Brittany Barclay. A gathering of friends and fam ily was held on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the funeral home. GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 South US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL, 32025. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of com fort for the family online at Obituaries are paid advertise ments. 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C.Ht. 231-288-5941 OBITUARIES HAVE QUESTIONS ON AUTO INSURANCE? CHAT WITH NICOLE 755-1666 Need A Quote? COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter. com. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 5A Marcele Curry celebrates 103rd birthday By AMANDA WILLIAMSON Marcele Curry has lived a centurys worth of history the Titanics maiden, yet only, voy age; the Great Depression as it shook the world; Hitler as he raged across Europe; and the first American as he stepped on the moon. On Thursday, she celebrated her 103rd birthday at the Health Center of Lake City. A nurse a while back wanted me to tell her what it was like in the old times, Curry said. Its not like it is now. My grandmoth er didnt have a refrigerator or a washing machine. We got along without them. Born in Dover, a small town on the outskirts of Plant City, Curry grew up working in the strawberry fields. She attended Cork Academy for high school and church. It was there she taught Sunday School before she married Leroy Curry, who would soon become a preacher. Curry grew up with her two sisters, playing basketball and participating in chores around the home. Her mother would ask her to rake the yard or wash the clothes. Without a washing machine, the chore meant she had to wash the clothes in a pot outside, boil them and then put them through three pots of clean water. Finally, she had to hang them on the line to dry. After she married, she moved with her husband to various churches throughout Florida. The two settled in Branford, and Leroy Curry preached at Parkview Baptist Church. Curry spent her free time sewing and tending the yard. Fishing, that was my husbands hobby and I went with him every once in a while, she said. Curry and her husband would travel to the banks of the nearby Suwannee River, and he would toss a line into the rivers brown water. Before Leroy passed away, Curry began to landscape their front yard. He died in 1984, before the project was finished. Yet, she continued to plant redand-yellow flowers in her garden. And it was beautiful, she said. The flowers were gor geous. One lady even asked me who fixed up my yard. Up until Curry reached her 90s, she worked her own yard raking, weeding and planting her flowers. She has several bird baths and bird feeders scattered throughout the greenery. When the blue birds and cardinals visit, Curry loves to watch them. Whenever you take her driving, its always the trees she notices, said Nancy Bond, Currys granddaughter. Shes just been a blessing to everyone who has ever known her. Shes an amazing woman never drank, never smoked and ate three balanced meals a day. Curry has been at the Health Center of Lake City for about five weeks and hopes to return home next week. After Curry broke her hip, Bond placed her in the local rehabilitation center to recuperate. Nancy is the sweetest grand daughter there every was, Curry said. She takes care of me. Everything there ever was, she takes care of it. She just watched over me. In addition to participating in the activities of daily living, Curry attends therapy and visits with her granddaughter, Bond, every day. She asks a lot of the time why shes still here, Bond said. We just always tell her that Gods left her here for us. Hes left her here to help us. Curry had a son and a daugh ter, both already deceased. She also has four grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 9 greatgreat-grandchildren. For Currys birthday, the Health Center staff celebrated by bringing her balloons and cupcakes from a nearby bakery. Its just another birthday, Curry said. Im not too elated about it. AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City Reporter Marcele Curry celebrates her 103rd birthday at the Health Center of Lake City on Thursday. The staff bought her balloons and cupcakes to mark the occasion. for any armed traffick ers in Columbia County because of the partner ships we have. The 14-month long investigation focused part ly on the string of violent incidents surrounding the individuals, including four shootingstwo fatal and two nonfatalinvestiga tors believe they can track back to the suspects. These homicides were committed by members of this organization or at behest of it, or out of com petition with this organi zation, he said. We are not meaning to give the impression that all of these people are heavily armed. There were certain key enforcers and managers that controlled the opera tion. According to Lockhart, there was even a kind of gun rental service the suspects could use dur ing disputes with others involved. While he was not at lib erty to discuss the details, Lockhart said numerous and extensive controlled purchases were made by undercover and confiden tial informants. Extensive electronic surveillance was also used. Following the first story in Fridays edition of the Lake City Reporter, six more of the original 17 were booked and pro cessed into the Columbia County Detention Facility on the following charges and bonds: Travice Davis, 25 possession of controlled substance and posses sion of controlled sub stance with intent to sell, $60,000; Elijah Dunning, 49 possession of cocaine with intent to sell and the sale of cocaine, $60,000; Michael Harper, 20three counts of posses sion of a controlled substance and three counts of posses sion of a controlled substance with intent to sell, $180,000; Roger Mayo, 54two counts posses sion of cocaine with intent to sell and two counts the sale of cocaine, $120,000; Arnett Pierce, 29pos session of a con trolled substance and pos session of a con trolled substance with intent to sell, $60,000; Lawyer West, 27pos session of controlled sub stance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, $60,000. Lockhart lauded the crucial and important role CCSO, LCPD, DEA, FDLE and the State Attorneys Office played through the course of the investigation. It truly was an equal, incredible partnership, he said. He said to expect more details to emerge in the near future as law enforce ment expect additional arrests and information during their ongoing investigation. NETWORK Continued From 1A Davis Dunning Harper Pierce Wilson


skaters off of it,” joked Bill Procko, the man behind the idea and fundraising. “And that’s a good sign.” In February 2013, Procko, Tony Misiano (lead designer of the skate park) and a group of skateboard-ing children arrived at a town council meeting tout-ing the benefits of having a skate park in the area. “It’s to encourage kids to get off the couch and do something physical,” Procko said. “It’s exciting to see kids find a passion in this like I did.” Procko, who now lives in O’Brien, was a sponsored amateur skater for sev-eral years and competed throughout the Southeast United States. He even built his own 10-foot high halfpipe on his property. The park itself is designed around a “flow” concept where skaters can travel in a continuous, interpretive path around the park, and contains various skate park staples such as ramps, rails, bowl sections and more. “It’s sculpture with physics,” said Misiano, owner of Misiano Skateparks. “We’re all mathemati-cians—some of us are just dirtier than others,” he joked. In efforts to cut cost, Misiano and his crew even camp in tents in Procko’s front yard during the three months it took them to construct the facility. Procko and Misiano received donations from many local busi-ness to get the park roll-ing. Procko thanked Suwannee American Cement, BP, S&S, Custom Pine Straw, Columbia Ready Mix Concrete, the Branford McDonald’s, the Suwannee County Road Department and “anyone else I may have forgotten” for making contributions to the park during the rib-bon-cutting. The park isn’t limited to skateboards, either. Scooters and BMX bicycles are also welcome. “We don’t want to turn anyone away just because the kinds of wheels they like to use,” Procko laughed. Once Procko and members of the Branford town council cut the ribbon, skaters of all ages lined up to take turns performing grinds, grabs, ollies, kickflips and more. Members of the Columbia High School Skate Club were out in force, as well. “I think we should have a skate park in Lake City,” said CHS Skate Club Treasurer Bobby Getzan. “Normally we have to drive to Gainesville, Tampa or Jacksonville. There aren’t any skate parks in Lake City. Sometimes we find somewhere to skate and the cops tell us to leave.” Procko said he hopes to have tournaments and charity events in the future, including those that could benefit his 10-year-old son, Evan, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. There is even construction underway for extensions to the park. From beginners to professionals, the park caters to skaters of all talent lev-els and left plenty of room open for creative interpre-tation. “It’s like an empty canvas,” Procko said. “Everyone puts their own art into it.” 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 6A Columbia County Tobacco Free Partnership Meeting The Columbia County Tobacco Free Partnership and the Columbia County Health Department have come together to form a partnership in order to create a tobacco free community. The partnership focuses on policies that effect our youth. In the New Year, we would like to focus on multi-unit housing cessation programs and promote the various tobacco cessation programs available to our community. We invite all community members, service workers, and school aged youth to attend the upcoming meeting to discuss tobacco-related issues in our county.All partnership meetings are open to the public. For more information on how to make a difference in your community through your local Tobacco Free Partnership, please contact:Shomari BowdenColumbia County Health Department(386) 758-1066 or 6KRPDUL%RZGHQ#KHDOWKJRY Columbia County Tobacco Free Partnership Meeting134 SE Colburn AveLake City, FL 32025Monday, January 27, 2014Time: 12:00pm Florida Gateway College presentsPerspective Sponsored by: Upcoming Schedule: January 27-31 “Our Leading Lady” with Alligator Community Theater February 3-7 Blue Grey Army with Bud Thayer, Cody Gray, and Tom Coleman 7 p.m. Monday-Friday Only on Comcast Channel 8 By AMANDA The tiny toy elephant trotted behind JJ the Clown as he cheered and whistled with the audience at the Fantazia Circus Friday afternoon. But soon, the toy began to weave, then it stumbled and then it fell down — it was completely out of bat-tery life. JJ twisted a large fake wind-up mechanism and up sprang the toy. It ran in circles, prancing and hopping before falling back to the ground. So, JJ wound him up again and again and again, but still the elephant didn’t get up from the ground. He was broken. The audience made a sad cry as the toy didn’t move. But JJ picked up the elephant, stripped away its layers and a small dog emerged from the costume. Excited, the furry circus performer ran behind the curtain as the audience cheered after him. For approximately an hour and 45 minutes, the Columbia County Fairgrounds was alive with sword-balancing acts, death-defying motorcycle stunts and mesmerizing aerial gymnastics. “I love the circus,” said Jeane Ybarra, ringmaster and circus performer. “I think I have sawdust in my veins. You know, when people go to the circus, there’s always sawdust on the ring so that’s what we say.” Ybarra is a fifth-generation circus performer and mother of the Ybarra Brothers, who perform on dirt bikes in the “Globe of Death.” Ybarra’s father used to own a circus in Brazil. She hopes to carry on his legacy. During the show, she corrals three dogs over hurdles and through hoops, as well as balances swords, fire and a flower pot on her head. After an accident in 1991, she set aside an aeri-al act and picked up sword balancing. “I like to see people happy,” she said. “I like to take people out of their homes, away from the computer and get out to the circus. When you see people having fun with their kids, it’s very nice.” As the building filled with colorful lights, fes-tive music and the scent of popcorn, children and their parents gathered around the circus ring. Flashes of color lit up the audience as children waved their flickering swords and magic wands. Pops of cotton candy blue stood out among the crowd. Four-year-old Zina Marie couldn’t get her cotton candy in her mouth quick enough. Her tiny fingers were tinged blue from the sugary food, but she chewed excitedly as she waited for the show to start. After her school gave her a flyer for the show, she couldn’t wait to go. Mostly, she was excited for the animals — and the cot-ton candy. “My mommy got pinkflavored,” she said. “I got blue-flavored.” Yesenia started the show with incredible con-tortionist moves, twisted her body into pretzel-like knots. Leonora Gabucio followed her, performing aerial twists and turns on the silk ropes attached to the ceiling. Monica the Cowgirl hula-hooped her way into the audience’s memory as she spun near-ly 20 hoops on her waist at once. A collective gasp erupted from the small children. Ali the Magician pulled flowers from nowhere and escaped from a closed box with a small child on top. Toward the end of the first half of the show, Chayane and Iran Rosales juggled metal cups, pins and hats. But what really drew the crowd’s attention was when JJ the Clown pulled some participants to dance the YMCA and bal-ance precariously on each other’s laps. Seven-year-old Savannah Charles loved the “Globe of Death” finale, impressed with her first experience at the circus. “They just went faster and faster,” she said. However, the elephant trick brought a smile to her face. “It was tricky,” she said. “At first, I thought it was a toy elephant. But really... I said, ‘Oh man, a dog.’” Savannah hopes to attend the Fantazia Circus next year. Until then, she was given a departing hug from Ringmaster Ybarra and a farewell. “May all your days be Fantazia Circus days,” Ybarra told the children and their parents. Brown Road and complete associated infrastructure aspects, according to the FDOT. The original bid had a completion date of Summer 2014, but according to FDOT District Two pub-lic information director Gina Busscher, Southern Development “probably won’t meet that date.” “They are 23 percent finished with the work that needs to be done, but 50 percent of their time has elapsed,” Busscher said Friday. “As of today, they have been given 74 extra days on their contract—27 for weather, 21 days for holidays, six days for utility conflicts and 20 days due to material-related procure-ment issues.” The next contractual completion date? Early September, 2014. The project is a sore spot for local business owners who say they haven’t seen any work done in the past three months. “It’s been a while—probably since mid-November,” said Crystal Gest, Manager of a nearby Family Dollar. “They used to be out here every single day, but all of a sudden they just stopped.” The local business owners began to wonder if Southern Development was dealing with internal prob-lems related to finances, management, or possibly even a bankruptcy. “The bankruptcy rumors are unfounded,” said Bill Mathews, the Southern Development superintendent overseeing the construction. “Our manpower has been consolidated and moved to other jobs we’re trying to complete at this time.” Representatives at the United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida confirmed that no bankruptcy documents have been filed for Southern Development as of press time. “We haven’t abandoned the job site,” Mathews said. “Southern [Development] anticipates getting back in there and finishing the project. We’re really not concerned with the time factor...[The work] will go very fast once the infra-structure is in place...and anticipate we’ll be finished well within that time.” He even said the claims that Southern Development hadn’t done work since mid-November were untrue as well, saying they’ve had members of the crew at the site various days in November, December and January. However, Mathews made no mention of details later revealed to a reporter by Busscher. “Right now they are not working and have not been paid by FDOT the last two months,” Busscher said. “They have eight sub-contractors that have not been paid. They have to pay those people first before they get more money from the DOT.” In the worst-case scenario that Southern Development totally abandons the project for whatever reason, FDOT will step in to work with the contractor’s bonding com-pany to find a new team to finish the project. “If they don’t continue to do the work, we start negotiations with the bond company to get somebody out there to resume the work,” Busscher said. “It has taken up to a year in certain cases. We’re still waiting on Southern Development to decide what they’re going to do.” This is Southern Development’s first project for the FDOT in Columbia County. They currently have other active projects in Duval County, as well. Even if Southern Development returns to work tomorrow, they would still face damages should they pass the September deadline. “If they go beyond their time, they would pay what’s called ‘liquidated damag-es,’” Busscher said. “Those range anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500 a day.” The FDOT is not legally able to pay the subcontrac-tors. Rather, those com-panies would have to take legal action on their own. Following a phone interview, Mathews did not respond to additional ques-tions sent via email. “It’s been a nightmare,” said Shanda Friend, owner of A Groom Above, a pet grooming business located in the heart of the construc-tion on the corner of US 90 and Pinemount Road. “There’s no way they’re going to finish by the sum-mer...We just want it fin-ished. They’ve dug up and redid stuff so many times.” Carolyn Woolsey, who co-owns Floor and Decor/Cottage Casual and shares a parking lot with A Groom Above, said the increased traffic congestion has had a significant negative impact on her business. “People have trouble turning in here because of the increase of traf-fic at the light,” Woolsey said. “Sometimes the semi-trucks can’t get in for floor-ing deliveries.” Andy Tong, owner of Happy Nails 2 in the shop-ping center near the inter-section, said he may take action soon if something doesn’t change. “Our business has gone down about 30 to 40 percent since they started,” Tong said. “I’m thinking about fil-ing a claim with the Better Business Bureau if they don’t get back to work.” Tony Richards, owner of CarQuest Auto Parts on Pinemount, said the con-struction made it difficult for both customers and deliver-ies to park at his property, going so far as to say his sales were down 50 percent. “Sometimes the trucks had to stop in the middle of the road at night and take a cart back and forth to do deliveries,” Richards said. “[Since November] some-times we see them walk-ing around, but they’re not really doing much.” He said he believes Southern Development is trying to have as little of an impact as possible, but “every day they’re still out working, it’s hurting my business.” Busscher commented on the consequences should Southern Development leave the project with a tar-nished reputation. “They could be put on a list for companies not being able to bid for [DOT] proj-ects in the state for a while,” Busscher said. “Sometimes a year, sometimes indefi-nitely.” But whether FDOT will blacklist Southern Development depends on what happens before the contractor’s new September 2014 deadline. In the meantime, hundreds of feet of water pip-ing and utility infrastruc-ture remain strewn about the worksite, waiting to be installed. “There’s so much going on that’s undone,” Woolsey said. “As they say around here, ‘git-r-done.’” to learn on my own. I do it by ear, I don’t need backup music to sing on key. I feel like I don’t need a vocal coach because I want to sing a song how I want to sing it, not like somebody else.” Much of her musical influence comes from her uncle, father, grandfather and other family members. However, she realizes the time will come when the judges test her ability to adapt to genres unfamil-iar to her. “Motown will be very different for me. I’m not going to be used to it and I won’t know many of the songs,” Ogburn said. “Everytime I sing a different genre, I want to make it country.” As she prepares for the next step in a long road ahead, she draws inspira-tion from the support of her local community. “Thank you for everyone in Lake City that’s support-ed me,” she said. “I know this is the greatest town I could be from because the support is amazing.” Fantazia Circus a family affair JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter JJ the Clown pulls out a folding chair as he leaves fou r volunteers in an awkward position at the Fantazia Circus Friday PROJECTContinued From 1A OGBURNContinued From 1A PARKContinued From 1A 1A 6A 26 3 1/25/14 11:43:14 PM


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER IN PICTURES SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 7A7 FACES & PLACESScenes from Saturday’s Chamber of Commerce Ball and Annual Dinner at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER | Lake City Reporterin advance, she said. Following recognitions of past presidents, retiring direc-tors, the current board of direc-tors and Chamber Builders, exiting President Joel Foreman spoke to the 376-seat audience about his experience the past 12 months. “I’m happy to report to you all tonight that your Chamber is very strong, very self-reli-ant and full of enthusiasm for our business community,” Foreman said. He then focused on three highlights during his time as Chamber president: •“Retail Strategies is another example of this Chamber partnering with our city and county to really try to improve the quality of life for folks in Columbia County. We’ve got outside consultants coming in, trying to identify opportunities for [business-es] to come in,” he said, add-ing it was his goal to make Lake City-Columbia County competitive with cities like Gainesville, Jacksonville and Valdosta. •“In 2013, we focused on The Ichetucknee Partnership,” Foreman said. “I am personal-ly very proud of what TIP has accomplished. A quick way to know if it’s working—talk to any school kid in Columbia County and ask them who Bellamy is...We’re doing things that are going to affect our springs for a generation.” •“We’ve retained about 90 percent of our members year-to-year,” he said. “In fact, it’s about 15 points higher than comparable chambers. That’s a reflection I think of our mem-bership and what we do.” Foreman then “passed the buck” to newly-elected President John Kuykendall, who also offered a few words. “It’s a great honor to be president of a Chamber that’s so viable and has so much going on,” Kuykendall said. “Our area of emphasis this year is going to continue to be Retail Strategies. I am just so excited about what they’re doing.” He lauded Lake City as a great place to live, relating it to 1960s Gainesville, saying there was no place he would rather live. The Chamber then held an auction for the honor to house “Pat” the Chamber Champion, a taxidermied alligator head that derives its name from Alpata, the Seminole word for “Alligator” and original name of Lake City pre-1859. And in an oddly appropriate twist of fate, Pat’s new home will be at Gator’s Dockside fol-lowing owner Jerry Roberts’ winning bid of $1,255. “It feels great, I’m very excited,” Kuykendall said of being the new president fol-lowing the presentations. “I look forward to continuing work with Retail Strategies. It’s very important to the commu-nity to keep shoppers here. We want people to shop and live in Lake City.” He also looked forward to continuing efforts like Get Fit Lake City, citing Columbia County’s obesity problem and his desire to make Lake City one of the fittest in the state. “It’s going to be a great year,” he said. Gloria Markham and Dusty Markham. Kat Cammack (from left), U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Gainesville) and Carolyn Yoho. Michael Sexton and Jennifer Sexton. Heather Crawford (from left), Jessica Brinkley and Hope C rawford. Dennille Decker (from left), Abbie Chasteen and Tina Rob erts. Allison McGrath and Matt McGrath. Lisa Waltrip and Greg Waltrip. Kristi Feagle and Mark Feagle. Lianping Rowland (from left), Liqing Hart and Yaping Mor gan. Boras Ochsenius (from left), Whitney Mynatt, Sabrina Roberts and Jerry Roberts. CHAMBERContinued From 1A


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, January 26, 2014 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS When Lowyn Yancey was born, a pinched umbilical cord kept her brain from getting oxygen for several minutes. A cooling technique developed by Dr. Michael Weiss at UF Health helped her brain recover, and today shes a healthy little girl. Michael and Lowyn share an important, if invisible, connection one that helps us move medicine forward. UF Health and Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center, an innovative alliance to enhance our community. Michael may not recognize Lowyn. But 8 months ago his cooling technique saved her life. Next-level athletes JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Columbia Highs Daulton Mauldin signed with the College of Central Florida in Ocala on Tuesday. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City Reporter Columbia Highs Deontae Crumitie has committed to the University of Alabama-Birmingham. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City Reporter Columbia Highs Roc Battle has committed to the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Mauldin signs with the College of Central Florida By BRANDON FINLEY Columbia High shortstop Dalton Mauldin became the first player for the Tigers to sign a scholarship this season by inking a deal to play with the College of Central Florida in Ocala on Tuesday. Mauldin said it was an easy choice to sign with Central Florida after a visit. I went down and talk ed to coach Marty Smith and he wanted me to do a workout, Mauldin said. He showed me around the school and it was a really nice facility. Its perfect real ly. Its all you could want. The school is real nice and they have a very nice gym. Battle, Crumitie commit to UAB MAULDIN continued on 2B By BRANDON FINLEY The University of Alabama-Birmingham picked up a package deal of Columbia High football players with cornerback Roc Battle and left tackle Deontae Crumitie. The two seniors helped lead the Tigers to 10-win seasons in each of the last two years. The two players com mitted earlier last week, but without a head coach in place, Columbia head coach Brian Allen said that it would depend on whether the new head coach would accept the commitment. Former Jacksonville State head coach Bill Clark CHS continued on 2B


SCOREBOARD SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 7 a.m. FS1 — United Sportscar Championship, Rolex 24, at Daytona Beach, Fla. BOWLING Noon ESPN — PBA, Tournament of Champions, at Allen Park, Mich. EXTREME SPORTS 2 p.m. ESPN — X Games, at Aspen, Colo. 9 p.m. ESPN — X Games, at Aspen, Colo. GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open, final round, at San Diego 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open, final round, at San Diego TGC — LPGA, Bahamas Classic, final round, at Paradise Island, Bahamas MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon NBCSN — Fordham at UMass 4 p.m. NBCSN — Harvard at Dartmouth 6 p.m. ESPNU — Clemson at North Carolina 8 p.m. ESPNU — California at UCLAFS1 — Utah at Arizona NBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ABC — San Antonio at Miami 3:30 p.m. ABC — L.A. Lakers at New York 6:30 p.m. ESPN — Brooklyn at Boston NFL FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. NBC — Pro Bowl, at Honolulu NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC — N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey RUGBY 2 p.m. NBCSN — USA Sevens, semifinals, teams TBD, at Las Vegas 4:30 p.m. NBC — USA Sevens, finals, teams TBD, at Las Vegas WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Minnesota at Penn St. 2 p.m. ESPN2 — South Carolina at Vanderbilt 4 p.m. ESPN2 — Tennessee at Texas A&MFSN — Baylor at Oklahoma St. 6 p.m. FS1 — Georgetown at St. John’sNBCSN — Dayton at Saint Joseph’sFOOTBALLNFL playoffs Conference Championships Today Denver 26, New England 16Seattle 23, San Francisco 17 Pro Bowl Sunday At Honolulu TBD, 7:30 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J.AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)Pro Bowl Rosters Team Sanders Coach: Chuck Pagano Colts Captains: J.J. Watt Texans, and Jamaal Charles Chiefs DEFENSE DE J.J. Watt TexansDE Greg Hardy PanthersDE Mario Williams BillsDT Ndamukong Suh LionsDT Gerald McCoy BuccaneersDT Dontari Poe ChiefsOLB Brian Orakpo RedskinsOLB Tamba Hali ChiefsOLB Terrell Suggs RavensILB Luke Kuechly PanthersILB Paul Posluszny JaguarsCB Patrick Peterson CardinalsCB Darrelle Revis BuccaneersCB Brent Grimes DolphinsCB Tim Jennings BearsS Eric Berry ChiefsS Eric Weddle ChargersS T.J. Ward Browns OFFENSE QB Andrew Luck ColtsQB Cam Newton PanthersQB Nick Foles EaglesWR A.J. Green BengalsWR Dez Bryant CowboysWR Antonio Brown SteelersWR DeSean Jackson EaglesTE Jason Witten CowboysTE Jordan Cameron BrownsRB Jamaal Charles ChiefsRB Eddie Lacy PackersRB Alfred Morris RedskinsFB Marcel Reece RaidersT Trent Williams RedskinsT Duane Brown TexansT Branden Albert ChiefsG Marshal Yanda RavensG Logan Mankins PatriotsG Kyle Long BearsC Mike Pouncey DolphinsC Alex Mack Browns SPECIAL TEAMS ST Matthew Slater PatriotsPR Cordarrelle Patterson VikingsK Justin Tucker RavensP Brandon Fields DolphinsLS J.J. Jansen Panthers Team Rice Coach: Ron Rivera Panthers Captains: Drew Brees Saints, and Robert Quinn Rams DEFENSE DE Robert Quinn RamsDE Cameron Jordan SaintsDE Cameron Wake DolphinsDT Jason Hatcher CowboysDT Marcell Dareus BillsDT Kyle Williams BillsOLB Justin Houston ChiefsOLB Robert Mathis ColtsOLB John Abraham CardinalsILB Vontaze Burfict BengalsILB Derrick Johnson ChiefsCB Joe Haden BrownsCB Brandon Flowers ChiefsCB Antonio Cromartie JetsCB Alterraun Verner TitansS Eric Reid 49ersS Jairus Byrd BillsS Antrel Rolle Giants OFFENSE QB Drew Brees SaintsQB Philip Rivers ChargersQB Alex Smith ChiefsWR Josh Gordon BrownsWR Alshon Jeffery BearsWR Brandon Marshall BearsWR Larry Fitzgerald CardinalsTE Jimmy Graham SaintsTE Tony Gonzalez FalconsRB LeSean McCoy EaglesRB DeMarco Murray CowboysRB Matt Forte BearsFB Mike Tolbert PanthersT Joe Thomas BrownsT Tyron Smith CowboysT Jordan Gross PanthersG Jahri Evans SaintsG Ben Grubbs SaintsG Evan Mathis EaglesC Ryan Kalil PanthersC Nick Mangold Jets SPECIAL TEAMS ST Justin Bethel CardinalsPR Dexter McCluster ChiefsK Stephen Gostkowski PatriotsP Johnny Hekker RamsLS Matt Overton ColtsBASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games San Antonio at Miami, 1 p.m.L.A. Lakers at New York, 3:30 p.m.Orlando at New Orleans, 6 p.m.Phoenix at Cleveland, 6 p.m.Brooklyn at Boston, 6:30 p.m.Detroit at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.Portland at Golden State, 9 p.m.Denver at Sacramento, 9 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Games No. 1 Arizona vs. Utah, 8 p.m.No. 13 UMass vs. Fordham, NoonNo. 15 Cincinnati at Temple, 4 p.m.No. 23 Memphis vs. South Florida, 2 p.m.2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS MAULDIN: Signs scholarship Continued From Page 1B CHS: Crumitie, Battle commit Continued From Page 1B I met some of the other coaches a couple of weeks before and really liked them. I figured I’d take a visit, ended up doing it and liked what they said about the program.” Mauldin said that even though he’s signed to play college ball, his goals for this year won’t change. “First and foremost, our seniors are trying to get the ring this year,” Mauldin said. “We have a lot of potential for sure. We will be great offensively and defensively wise. Our order is stacked. I expect a ring.” Mauldin said it’s also up to him to continue to improve before he steps foot on a college campus. “I definitely want to improve my batting aver-age,” Mauldin said. “I’m going to lead off this year, but I want to increase my on-base percentage and slugging percentage. I’m going to be pitching a lot this year also. I’d like my velocity a little bit higher.” And even after stepping foot onto the College of Central Florida, Mauldin knows that he will have to continue to evolve as a player, but that he has his goals set high for his fresh-man season. “My goal is to definitely get bigger,” Mauldin said. “I really want to start my first year. I want to step up and be a leader on the field. I definitely know it will take a lot of hard work. There will be a lot of good players out there. I’m going to have to work hard this year and this summer to get there and show what I got.” When players get to the next level, it’s not just a one-man show. Mauldin acknowledged that he’s had a lot of help to get him to this point. “My dad deserves a lot of props,” Mauldin said. “He always took me to show-cases and tournaments. (Columbia head coach) Heath Phillips informed them about me. He was talk-ing to me at a showcase and recognized, because coach Heath had told him about me. John Colacci, he’s been my travel coach since I start-ed playing in ninth grade. He’s always put me in good tournaments. He’s put me in the places to get noticed.” Phillips knows that when players sign, it’s not only good for the player, but it’s also beneficial to the Tigers. “I think it’s a step for the program in the right way,” Phillips said. “It brings some positives back to the baseball program. I’m very proud of the hard work he’s put in. Hopefully there’s more to come from other guys. I’m excited for him and he’s going to a very good program that he will get better at.” Phillips is also excited to have Mauldin back to lead the Tigers for one more season before departing for college. “He brings experience,” Phillips said. “We’re looking for him to step in and lead this team with the other seniors. He’ll play shortstop and pitch for me. On the field, the shortstop is the leader of the defense.” Mauldin believes he can play right away, and Phillips agrees the potential is there. “In college, you have to earn your spot,” Phillips said. “I believe he will han-dle his own and learn a new system. I think he’ll do just fine there his first year. Hopefully he develops and becomes a D-I guy.” was hired on Wednesday, and that cleared way for the Tigers to make their commitment official. For both players, it was more than just the head coach that first appealed about UAB. Both players fell in love with the rest of the coaching staff and the school. “I really liked coach Richard Owens, who is the offensive coordinator,” Crumitie said. “He keeps telling me how I’m going to be something big. They talk about me being one of the faces of this signing class.” Battle has been in contact with the assistants since the hire and said that both players will take an official visit this weekend. “I love them,” Battle said. “I can’t wait to take our official.” Both players have big plans after stepping foot on a campus and want to make the impact at UAB that they made for the Tigers. “They’re looking at me as a left tackle or a guard,” Crumitie said. “I want to go out and play. I want the team to go to at least a bowl game. Other than that, I don’t really have many plans (for my first year).” Crumitie was also looking at Memphis, Western Kentucky and Florida International before decid-ing on UAB. Battle had more concrete plans for UAB and his first season. “I want to start off fast,” he said. “I want to go in and learn the playbook. I want to start as a freshman, so that means burrying my head in the playbook as soon as possible.” Both players said they owed a lot to the current coaching staff at Columbia for making it possible to play at the next level. “I feel they helped a lot,” Battle said. “It was like a fatherhood with them. Every one of them helped me in a different way to become the man that I am. They made sure that I was focused on school work and they stayed on me to make sure that I lived up to my potential.” The support will surely follow both players with a family system in place. “It feels good to know that he’s going to be there with me,” Crumitie said. “We’re really close. We hang out 24/7. He’s like a brother.” Battle echoed those sentiments. “I feel it’s going to help us out a lot,” he said. “We wanted to go to school with someone we knew. We both loved it, so it’ll be easy to make that commitment. We’re like family.” Signing day is Feb. 5 at Columbia. Tigers take down TrojansBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High picked up its 10th win of the season by taking down the Trojans of Hamilton County High, 77-56, on Friday. The Tigers were led by Dilan Hall with 32 points in the game. Two other Tigers scored in double digits with Tre Simmons contributing 20 and Darrell Jones adding 12. “Hall was the star of the show,” Columbia head coach Horace Jefferson said. “He hit five 3-point-ers and did most of his damage in three quarters before we stopped attack-ing.” Jefferson was also pleased with the play from Simmons calling it his best game of the year. “It was by far his best,” Jefferson said. Columbia came out running and had a 24-9 lead against Hamilton County after the first quarter. By halftime, the Tigers led by 20 with a 46-26 edge. Columbia led 69-42 before taking its foot off the gas in the final period. “We were running on all cylinders,” Jefferson said. Columbia improves to 10-9 on the season. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Andrew Moemeka goes up for a shot whi le playing against on Middleburg High Tuesday.


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 3B3BSPORTS By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakectyreporter.comFort White High locked up the top seed in District 5-4A with a win on the road against P.K. Yonge on Thursday. The Indians controlled the game throughout and came away with a 62-53 win. Fort White jumped to an early 18-9 lead after the first quarter, but the Blue Wave cut the lead to seven before half with the Indians lead-ing 32-25. Melton Sanders’ 26 points was enough to give the Indians a double-digit win, however, and lock up the Indians for a first round bye in the district tourna-ment. Paul Perry had 11 points, Chris Cottrell scored nine points and Jalen Wyche and Christian Hesel had six points apiece. “The kids played real well,” Fort White head coach Isiah Phillips said. “They came out with the intensity I’ve been looking for. They played hard from the beginning to the end. They were a tough team that was prepared for what we do, but we responded well. We played as a team. We didn’t hit a lot of outside shots, but we executed the plays like we are taught to do.” Despite Sanders leading the way in total points, Phillips said the win a team effort. “Melton had a good game,” Phillips said. “Jalen, did real well, but a lot of other ones stepped up and played hard, like Paul Perry. Joe Powers played a good game too. He was good defensively. It’s just a good team effort. We rebounded well and con-trolled the boards. It was the determining factor.” Phillips said that Fort White won’t coast the rest of the season, but having the top seed in the district tournament is something the Indians have played for all season. “It’s going to help us out with the first round bye,” Phillips said. “We will play the winner of No. 4 vs. No. 5 instead of Santa Fe and Bradford. P.K. Yonge will probably have to play them and all three of those teams are tough. We know that we have to play our A-game when we play one of those teams again.” The Indians host Columbia High at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Indians lock up top seed in district tournament Lady Indians knock off Columbia, 34-27By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comFort White High went from opening buzzer to the final whistle with a 34-27 win against rival Columbia High on Thursday. The Lady Indians honored Desma Blake, Khadijah Ingram and Kashanique Cook before the game as seniors. Cook turned in a excellent performance to help lead the Lady Indians to the victory with a team high 12 points. Cenise Armstrong had 10 points for the Lady Indians followed by Rykia Jackson with five, Ingram with three and Blake and Tabresha Cannon with two points apiece. Aumaria Kelly led all scorers with 14 points in the game for Columbia. Lona Wilson had six points, Lyric Boyd scored five and Maci Coker had two points. Fort White will play in the District 5-4A basketball tournament at P.K. Yonge in Gainesville beginning on Monday. The Lady Tigers will travel to Oakleaf High in Jacksonville for the District 2-6A tournament. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Khadijah Ingram (12) shoots over Colum bia High’s Maci Coker (32) during Fort White’s 34-27 win against Columbia on Thursday. SCOREBOARD GOLF SHOTS JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterDon Reed (from left), Ted Janson, Joe Harrell and Tom Ri ckerson keeps their eyes on the ball after Harrell drives it further toward hole No. 8 on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterTyson Johnson (from right) and David Barber watches as Carlton Jones tees off during the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Annual Chamber Ball Golf Tournament on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLEFT : Josh Eadie participates in a putting contest during the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Annual Chamber Ball Golf Tournament held at The Country Club at Lake City on Friday. ‘I enjoy (this event),’ Eadie said. ‘It’s always good to come out and support the community.’




By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comS ometimes a change in loca-tion can provide a business with renewed energy and vigor — and hopefully increased sales. For Valerie’s Resale, a thrift store whose proceeds benefit CARC Advocates for Citizens with Disabilities, a new location has provided new enthusiasm and some new clientele. CARC, which provides services for physically or mentally challenged cli-ents, serves more than 50 people in the area. Valerie’s Resale has been at its current location since last fall. The busi-ness was formerly located on Marion Avenue. Stephen Bailey, CARC executive director, said the move to the new locale gives the store more expo-sure. “We’ve gained a different clientele as well as maintained the clientele we had before,” he said. “Altrusa helped us by bringing in volunteers that actually helped us do the sorting of the merchandise and go through inventory backlog that had been sit-ting in the old store.” Valerie’s Resale, 2535 NW Bascom Norris Drive, Suite 101, is open on Monday and Saturday from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. and Tuesday Friday from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Furniture, clothing, household goods, linens, shoes, hats, pocket books and a variety of other items are on sale. “We survive off of donations from the communi-ty,” Bailey said. “Donations are a huge help to us. The proceeds from Valerie’s Resale helps fund the mission of CARC. The ultimate goal of the move Lake City Reporter Week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2014 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County At The Birth Center at Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center, our technology gives you a unique advantage. Women’s health requires special attention at every stage of life. For the childbearing years, we provide a full spect rum of maternity and delivery care in our newly renovated, $3.4 million Birth Center. For women in later years, our robotic -assisted procedures, menopausal care and hormone replacement therapies give you the unique care you deserve. Every woman is unique To nd a physician, call 386-292-7800 or visit offer: Basic well-woman exams Robotic surgery Hormone replacement Menopausal care Incontinence/urogynecology Valerie’s settling into new home TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterCindy Creel, Valerie’s Resale manager, organizes “Sou nd of Music” collectible plates on the store’s shelf. Proc eeds raised at the store benefit clients of CARC-Advocates for Citizens with Disabilities. CARC continued on 2CCARC’s thrift store partner has gained many new clients.


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Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check.1-888-880-5916 Billing with or without Office Manager skills for medical office; MUSTHAVE excellent customer service skills and excellent computer skills; MUSTbe able to multi-task with accuracy; looking for someone with initiative and a positive, pleasant demeanor; email resume to Drivers Wanted: We offer weekly home time. Run 17 states, No Northeast, paid vacation after 1 year, retirement plan after 1 year, Yearly safety bonus, quarterly fuel bonus, rider program, paid holidays, 3 yrs OTR experience with clean MVR Call 386-294-3172 Help Wanted Full-time management positions available large national company seeking motivated person, sales & management experience preferred. Salary starting from $455-$600 per week plus commissions and overrides. Vacation pay, benefits, insurance. Call Lee 229-559-8761 for interview. Help Wanted: Retail Counter Sales FTposition-40 plus hrs. Applicant should have High School Diploma. Must have Retail Sales exp. and basic knowledge of computers. Lake Butler Farm Center. Ph# 386-496-3921 Fax 386-496-1294 Email: NaturChem, Inc is seeking a full time Spray Tech for our Lake City office. Ability to work out of town on a regular basis is required. Good pay /benefits. Clean background and driver's license required. Please email resume to or fax to 386.755.1376 Office Position Available Accounts Payable/Receivable M-F 8-5 Pd Benefits & Vacation Pay: Based on Experience 6766 264th St, Branford, Fl 32008 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. WernerEnterprises : 1-855-515-8447 SALESPERSON NEEDED Guaranteed Salary Plus Commission. Send Resume to WANTED: Experienced Lube Tech w/tools. apply @ Rountree-Moore Ford, 2588 WUS HWY90, Lake City, FL See: Jimbo Pegnetter 120Medical Employment05542978LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL Lab Supervisor F/T or P/T For a small acute care, critical access hospital located in Lake Butler, FL. Experienced, FL. Licensed, Lab Supervisor with Chemistry, Hemotology, Serology & Micro a must. For further information, please visit our website www and fill out an application. (386) 496-2323 EXT9260 FAX (386) 496-2105 Medical assistant/secretary needed in Lake City/Gainesville physician offices. Please fax your resume to 386-719-9662 120Medical EmploymentMaster's Level Clinician : Lake City, Live Oak, Trenton & Jasper, Florida FT/PT/ Contractual Qualifications : MA/MS in Psychology or related field, with two years experience providing direct services. Licensed eligible or registered intern preferred Salary: 38,000 – 43,000, visit us @ Email resume to: www or fax (386) 754-9017. RN Weekend Supervisor Avalon Healthcare is currently accepting applications for the position of RN Weekend Supervisor. RN requred Management Experience n LTC Preferred. Competitive Salary and Excellent benefit package. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation. 1270 SWMain Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32025 386-752-7900 EOE Therapy Director Avalon Healthcare is currently accepting applications for the position of Theray Director. RPT or OTLrequired. Experience in LTC preferred but not required. Competitive Salary and Excellent benefit package. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation. 1270 SWMain Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32055 386-752-7900 EOE 170Business OpportunitiesTURN KEY Business. Completely equipped restaurant still in operation. Serious inquiries only. Priced to sell. Call 386-288-5722 240Schools & Education05542832INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499next class1/27/2014• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class2/10/2014• LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies FREE GREAT Pet Sweet, young Beagle to good home. 904-501-8899 German Sheppard Puppy Purebred, championship bloodline, 3males, 2 females $600 each 904-259-1186 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. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous Books on tape (Cassettes) approx. 375 $60 OBO SOLD 450Good Things to Eat05543060EATHEALTHY! Bambi’s Organic Country Farm. Fresh Local Produce. Ft White 954-907-9759, 386-454-0514 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 Bedroom newer Mobile Homes clean, quite Mobile Home Park. Offer senior citizen discount. 386-234-0640 2 BR/2 BASW, Completly furnished, carport, shed, located on 41st Dr., $600 mo., + Util. $300 Dep. 386-288-9803 2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $500/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or Avail. Feb. 1st. Singlewide 2br/1.5ba, all electric, AC/H, W/D hookup, Quiet comm. $475/mo 1st+last+dep. 386-752-8978 640Mobile Homes forSaleIncome Tax Sale We will Discount your New Home up to $5000. Bring us your Tax Return and we will discount whatever your refund amount is Up to $5000 when you purchase From North Pointe Homes of Gainesville. Ordered Homes Only! No Pressure Sales! 352-872-5566 Now Open Sundays 11-4, Hwy 441 North (1/2 mile N of SR 222) Gainesville 650Mobile Home & LandOwnerfinance 3/2 W. of Lake City. Clean. Small Down $650 mth.386-590-0642 & 867-1833 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent $100 off 1st mo rent!1, 2 & 3BR apts.$89 DepositPools, B-ball, gym & more! *FREE afterschool programWindsong AptsCall forourlow rent rates386-758-8455 05542871WindsorArms Apartments Under New Management NOWLEASING Lake City’s Premier Apartment Homes. 2BR, 1, 1.5, or 2BA, Gated Community, Free 200 Dish Network Channels, Pool, W/D hookups, tankless water heater, energy efficient appliances. Starting at $599/mo. Call (386) 754-1800 1BR 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 ALandlordYou Can Love 2 br Apts $550. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Downtown Ft White Upstairs Studio Apt, private and clean, Must have ref.1st+last+sec. $450/mo Available Feb 1st. 941-924-5183 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentNice Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bdrm. Kitchen, dining, LR $475. mo plus sec. Incld pest control. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 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 ForRent2BR/1BAHOUSE $530/mo $530/deposit. 386-697-4814 3BR/2BA, CH/AIR, All appliances $825/mo, 1st+last+sec. 560 SE Saint Johns St., LC FL32055 386-697-8893 or 305-962-2666 ALandlord You Can Love! 3br/1.5ba, Eat in Kitchen, CH/A, 2 car carport $800mth + dep 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Executive home 2br/2ba. Carport, lg master ste w/jetted tub/shower, his/her sinks/walk-in-closets, 6 burner stove, dbl oven, gas FP, granite counters, H/Wfloors, open floor plan, ponds. This is a very nice home. $1100/mo avail Feb. Pet ok. 758-2408 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 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the 805Lots forSale 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 3br/2ba in Piccadilly Park Updated kit & baths, great room w/FP, 386-719-6902 Lake City 822 NWSpringdale Gln, 3br/1ba, single family 1268sf, great starter home, lease or cash. Call for details 877-519-0180 820Farms & Acreage10 ACRES with w/ss/pp. Owner financed, low down payment Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www 940Trucks 2007 TOYOTA Tundra, Double Cab, TRD, 119,000 miles, very good condition. $14,500 407-461-9923REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On nr 5 a week days Lake City Reporter RECYCLE YOUR PAPER


4C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, JAN. 26-FEB. 1, 2014 4CBIZ NOW LEASING Lake Citys Premier Apartment Complex 2 BR, 1, 1 1 / 2 or 2 BA, Free 200 Dish Network Channels, Gated Community, Pool, with W/D hookups, tankless water heater, energy ecient appliances Starting At $599 mo. Starting At $599 mo. 384 SW Dexter Circle, Lake City (386) 754-1800 Call UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT DEBORAH MYLES B RO K ER 386-719-1224 Each office independently owned and operated New Construction and Ready for new owner... Beautiful new home in Woodborough S/D. 3 Br./2 B, 2284 heated sq. ft. Features tray ceilings in Great room, dining room and Master bedroom. Bathrooms have marble counter tops. Beautiful fireplace trimmed in marble. So many upgrades. Finished bonus room above the garage, could be 4th bedroom. MLS 84478 $289,900 Moses achieves membership in 2014 Chairmans Council From staff reports Philip J. Moses, Jr. CPA/PFS, financial advisor, was recently named a mem ber of the 2014 Chairmans Council. Chairmans Council hon ors are presented only to those financial advisors who have demonstrated an unparalleled commit ment to personal service and professional integrity. Members of the Chairmans Council represent the top echelon of the firms finan cial advisors, which is a privilege limited to a select few. This marks the 8th con secutive year that Moses has qualified for this impor tant rec ognition. Securities are offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Moses, who joined Raymond James in 1998, has more than 41 years of experience in the financial services industry. About Raymond James Financial Raymond James Financial (NYSE-RJF) is a Florida-based diversified holding company provid ing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary compa nies. Its three principal wholly owned broker/ dealers, Raymond James & Associates, Raymond James Financial Services and Raymond James Ltd., have approximately 6,200 financial advisors serving approximately 2.5 million accounts in approximately 2,500 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. In addi tion, total client assets are approximately $436 billion. Moses Housing market to grow at slower pace in 2014 but still growing From staff reports ORLANDO The year 2013 was a good year for many Florida homeowners and homebuyers thanks to low mortgage rates, high home affordability, strong home price growth, increasing home values and a steadily improving jobs market, according to economists at Florida Realtorss 2014 Real Estate and Economic Summit Tuesday in Orlando. This year should bring con tinued growth in the states housing sector, said Florida Realtors Chief Economist John Tuccillo, though at a slower pace than in 2013 due to changing market and eco nomic conditions. The real estate mar ket is going to grow, and well probably see about a 10 percent increase in residential sales, Tuccillo said. Home values will rise at roughly about five per cent a year, which is in line with historical trends. In the last 18 months, home values have gone up about 12 percent I dont think well see that [this] year. In addition, Tuccillo said the commercial market will continue its modest recov ery in 2014. Freddie Mac Vice President and Chief Economist Dr. Frank Nothaft agreed with Tuccillos assessment. He predicted U.S. home sales would grow about five to six percent in 2014, with home sales rising in Florida as well. The median time on the market for a Florida home is down to about a month and a half, Nothaft said. Were seeing that in every single price point class. Clearly the market has improved substantially. And the amount of vacant hous ing oversupply (nationally) is the least in 10 years. Nothaft dismissed fears that 2013s rising home pric es could signal another real estate bubble in the mak ing, noting that the current increases are off a really low price base and prices remain well below their peak before the mortgage crisis. Prices are nowhere near where they were in 2006, Nothaft added. Looking at national trends, about two years after that, on average, prices fell about 50 percent. A house worth $400,000 fell to about $200,000 in 2008. Even with the price gains weve seen since then, that house is worth about $250,000 now so I dont see that as a bubble. Mortgage rates will grad ually rise in 2014 as the Federal Reserve discusses tapering back its bondbuying program, he said. Mortgage rates have gone from dirt cheap to cheap and now I expect them to rise to low maybe 5 to 5.5 percent toward the end of next year still very low to where theyve been histori cally, Nothaft pointed out.


LIFE Sunday, January 26, 2014 Section D Lake City Reporter1DLIFE Story ideas?Contact EditorRobert Zip lining is a do-not-miss experienceI t was our first time attempting a zip line. On one of our road trips, Sue Towns and I found ourselves in Rockbridge, Ohio at Hocking Hills Canopy Tours. We were both excit-ed and nervous. They started by harnessing us up, providing us with a helmet and gloves then did a ground training session to show you how to brake and, if necessary, pull yourself back up if you stop short and get stuck. We couldn’t imagine if that really happened – hanging in the air in the middle of the line between two trees with nothing but space and the ground below. Then we came to the start of the canopy tour. It’s called a canopy tour because we were literally going through the woods just under the tree tops or canopy. When we received our instructions, it was all a little overwhelming and somewhat intimidating because it seemed like we had to remember a lot of information. Then as we got to the first platform to zip, it was a little scary. TRAVEL TALES Sandy KishtonBy AMANDA With a large percentage of electrical distribution workers nearing retirement, Fort White High School is working to prepare its students for the vacant positions with indus-try-specific certifications. Though an average day may catch Marcus Bell’s class in the Energy Academy hanging from the ceiling to test a harness or studying construction knots, the students learn how to work with electricity and alternative energy through hands-on activities. “Our plan is to offer every kid the chance to be well rounded for their every day life,” said Fort White High School principal Keith Couey. “The more I can provide our kids with hands-on activities, the better off they will be. ... If they can touch it, they can learn it. If they learn it, they can know if they like it or not.” According to Bell, the program gives students a jump-start to take over jobs in the electrical industry. By the time students fin-ish the Energy Academy, they will be certified with the National Center for Construction, Education and Research for Electrical Level One and with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Energy Academy takes two years. When they finish, students will be qualified to work as an entry-level commercial or resi-dential electrician or in electrical distribution. Classes include introduction to construction math, hand tools and blueprints, as well as electrical safety, electrical theory and electri-cal code. “I figured [the program] would give me something to fall back on,” said Energy Academy “I’m still not sure what I want to do, just take some college and see what happens.” For Pierce and most of the students, the academy is challenging but fun. Pierce’s favorite aspect of the class is the hands-on activities, since he isn’t one for book work. Already he has acquired his OSHA certification and his NCCER certification in electri-cal level one. “It’s nice,” he said. “I figured it’s one thing I won’t have to do later on in life.” Many employers are now requiring their employees to have an OSHA certification prior to employment. Responsibility usually falls on the job seeker, which means they could end up paying $135 to $350 for the certification. Through Fort White High School, the certification is free to students. “When I’m trying to find a job and get some money, these classes give me something to put down on a resume,” Pierce said. Since starting the program, he has used the skills to work on his car and help his grandmother around her house. He’s wired her dishwasher and fixed her breaker box —both tiny fixes that could cost big money if she had to call a professional electrician, Bell said. Bell plans to work with the teachers at Fort White High School to provide them with basic OSHA training to carry into their respective classes. “Every one of the subjects, the first chapter in the book is always safety,” he said. Assistant Principal of FWHS Mary Keen agrees, adding that regardless of whether its clinical or the land lab the school’s students need to know the safety requirements. Thirty-four students acquired OSHA 10 certification this year, 29 earned the NCCER Core and three earned the electrical NCCER. Seven of those students have now progressed to learning about alternative energy, such as solar panels and wind turbines. Next year, the school may start an eighthgrade pre-apprentice program. Since the program’s start, the school has partnered with Gainesville Regional Utilities to provide on-site knowledge to Bell and Progress-Duke Energy.Plugged in Fort White students receive OSHA, NCCER certifications COURTESYZachary O’Sickey, (from left) Kameron Herschleb, Robert Al ford and Jeremy Martin work on a circuit testing unit in the Energy Academy at Fort White High S chool. Even for gardeners, the cold is welcomeT he garden is always changing, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Trees and shrubs grow and mature, changing sunny areas into shade gar-dens, and giving a different appearance to our land-scape in time, but they also die and you may suddenly have a sunny spot. It may open up an opportunity for a new look or a place for a special plant you’ve admired. We’ve finally had a few cold snaps for North Florida this year. Not the coldest I can remember, but enough to make it look as if winter has arrived. On the bright side, the cold may help control a few pesky insects and invasive plants or weeds. I have a few special plants that are borderline cold hardy or tropical and need protection to survive. I love the frost cloth that is available at garden cen-ters. It’s lightweight, easy to handle and reasonably priced. It can be left on the plants for a while (days) GARDEN continued on 4D TRAVEL continued on 4D Improving literacy for local VPK studentsT he Rotary Club of Lake City is read-ing to local VPK classrooms throughout Columbia County in January. After read-ing the book “Is Your Mama a Llama?” each student will receive their own book to take home. Literacy is a Rotarian focus and by providing books that can be read at home we are encouraging children to begin reading at an early age. Internationally, we are providing a men’s and women’s latrine to a school in Honduras that does not have bathroom facilities. The Rotary mission is to promote education and provide an opportunity to improve health and hygiene. This project, funded in part by your local club, is a mean-ingful way to support this mission. A big “thank you” to the citizens of Columbia County for filling up the red kettles for the Salvation Army. The club’s ringing and your donations raised over $10,000 for the Salvation Army to continue the great work that they do in our community. These donations will be combined with donations raised by other local civic organizations to continue the great work that the SERVICE ABOVE SELF Robert Turbeville386-961-2595From staff reportsGAINESVILLE — Visitors will soon be able to uncover the mysteries of man’s best friend at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s new temporary exhibit, “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs,” opening Feb. 15. “Wolf to Woof” is the largest and most comprehen-sive traveling exhibit on the history, biology and evolu-tion of dogs. It shows how dogs have secured a special place in human society as an incredibly diverse and versatile species that serves as hunters, herders, guards and companions. “The canine/human relationship is something so By CYNTHIA HIGGINS4-H Agent/University of Florida/IFAS Extension Columbia County For those of you who may not be familiar with 4-H, it’s the nation’s largest youth develop-ment and empowerment organization. Nationally, there are over 7 mil-lion 4-H youth, and in Florida, over 200,000 youth participate in 4-H youth development programs. In Columbia County, there are over 2,500 youth participating in 4-H programs. These programs are sponsored by the USDA, State Land Grant Universities (in our case, the University of Florida), and Board of County Commissioners. 4-H has been in existence for over 100 years, and was developed as a catalyst for change. Corn clubs were started to help boys learn current best management practices for growing corn and agriculture commodities, while the girls joined tomato clubs to learn how to produce and preserve food for their families. Remember, this was over 100 years ago and most Americans lived in rural areas on farms and ranch-es with very traditional roles and responsibilities. The premise of 4-H was to teach the youth, who in turn influenced the adults. Over 100 years later, 4-H still uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills they need to be responsible, productive citizens in both rural and urban set-tings. 4-H has “mission mandates,” or high prior-ity programs, that have been identified by our stakeholders. These high priority programs include S.T.E.M. (science, tech-nology, engineering and math), healthy lifestyles, and citizenship and lead-ership. These are the programs that are being stressed through club work, school enrichment programs, workshops and camps. Through these hands-on educational events and activities, 4-H members are learning to make wise choices, con-tribute to their communi-ties, and gain knowledge and skills to help them become productive mem-bers of society.How does 4-H work? 4-H members join community clubs, run by one or more trained and screened caring adult volunteers. Each club is different, depending on what the members want to do. Members work on educational projects that interest them, and are 7M youth strive for better communities JEN CHASTEEN /Special to the ReporterClovers of Columbia 4-H Club member Emy Chasteen holds her 4-H Laying Hen Project entry during the 2013 Columbia County Fair.4-H PROGRAMS Wolf to Woof coming to UF in February WONDERWORKS /CourtesyThe Florida Museum will dis-play “Wolf to Woof” from Feb. 15 to Sept. 1. 4-H continued on 4D MUSEUM continued on 4D ROTARY continued on 4D Martha AnnRonsonet


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DEAR ABBY: When parents who live many miles away from their adult chil-dren visit their homes, to what extent should they be treated as “guests”? When we visit our son, our daugh-ter-in-law gets herself a snack and then sits down to eat it and watch TV, and there we sit. She never offers us a thing. Are we expecting too much or doesn’t she have any manners? Also, when we have a meal in their home, they get their own beverages and never mention any-thing about what is avail-able to us. We’re not used to this kind of treatment. Have you any thoughts on how to handle this without causing any rift? — DISRESPECTED IN MICHIGAN DEAR DISRESPECTED: Assume that your daugh-ter-in-law behaves this way because she doesn’t know any better. As for your son, because he wasn’t raised this way, he is either thoughtless, rude or fol-lowing his wife’s lead. Because you’re all family, things should be infor-mal. The way to handle it is to speak up and tell your hosts that you’re hun-gry and/or thirsty, too. If it’s said with a smile, it shouldn’t cause a rift. DEAR ABBY: “Bill” and I have gone together for three years. He’s a won-derful, sweet man who has never raised his voice to me. We have talked about taking our relationship to the next level. I’m hesitant because I suspect he’s a high-functioning alcoholic. Bill doesn’t seem to crave a drink when he’s with me, but he does crave being in bars in the company of men who sit for hours over drinks and then get out on the Interstate. I don’t want to be his mother or his hall monitor, but I have begun to suspect I shadow his denial. I’m afraid I have become his enabler. We are in our early retirement years and the thought that his drinking will get worse has made me afraid. I love Bill. I can’t seem to move forward, yet I resist walking away. We have discussed my feelings many times, and he says he has cut down the amount he drinks and there’s nothing to worry about. Yet, I have this sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. — SICK FEELING IN TEXAS DEAR SICK FEELING: Listen to your intuition. I don’t know how often Bill “craves” the company of men who sit for hours in bars becoming increas-ingly inebriated, but if it is more than “occasionally,” then I agree you may have cause for concern. Because of the language in your letter, it appears you are already familiar with alcoholism and how it affects relationships. It would be a good idea for you to attend some Al-Anon meetings before your rela-tionship with Bill goes fur-ther because he may be in denial about the importance of alcohol in his life. The meetings are easy to find; Al-Anon is listed in your phone directory and can be found at CELEBRITIES BORN THIS DAY: Ellen DeGeneres, 56; Wayne Gretzky, 53; Eddie Van Halen, 59; Christopher Massey, 24; Jose Mourinho, 51; Kirk Franklin, 44; Anita baker, 56; Manti Te’o, 23; Vince Carter, 37; Gary Hooper, 25. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get involved in a cause or sign up for a fundraiser that requires your physical, mental or financial assis-tance. Someone you meet will lead you to an interest-ing proposition. Change is upon you, so take a deep breath and embrace the future. +++++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): Re-evaluate your relationships with others. Consider how you can make improvements that will ben-efit you. Don’t let anger ruin your day. Focus on love, peace and happiness. Eliminate any negativity in your life. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Get your priorities straight. Make decisions that will improve your reputation, status and your future. Share your thoughts and plans. Don’t adhere to criticism. Doing what’s best for you is your tick-et to a better life. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): The more adaptable you are, the easier it will be to move forward. Don’t let what others do influence you. Make your choices based on how you feel; allow others the same freedom and much can be accomplished. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’ll be drawn to someone or something that gets you thinking about your future and how to incorporate the things you enjoy doing into a lucrative pastime. Research and network and you’ll find a way to put your plans into motion. +++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Join in the fun and focus on love, romance and playful action, but don’t go over bud-get. An unusual individual will capture your attention, but before you divulge your personal information, ques-tion the trust factor involved in this connection. ++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take a step back and find a way to balance your energy and emotions. Too much of anything or any-one will drag you down. You should distance yourself from anyone putting demands on you. Plan a day geared toward pampering. ++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Take an innovative approach to the way you do things at home, or sign up for a course that will help you be more diverse with your talents and skills. Keep an open mind when dealing with personal matters. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Someone is waiting for you to divulge personal information to use against you. Concentrate on home, family and fixing up your place to suit your grow-ing needs. Secrecy and stick-ing to a budget will be the key to your success today. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): You may want to be in charge, but if you do so aggressively, you will face opposition. Reverse psychol-ogy will work much better than using force. Include everyone in your plans and you will get the help and sup-port you need. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Improve your reputation by showing an emotional side that others rarely get to see. Don’t let legal, financial or medical issues stress you out. Focus on what you need to do in order to take care of your personal business. ++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Check out an investment that interests you, but don’t borrow in order to take part. Stay within your means and build a stable and solid financial foundation. A prom-ise will be honored and a relationship will turn out to be beneficial. ++ Abigail Van THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word SUNDAY CROSSWORD OLDEN GOLDIES By DAN SCHOENHOLZ / Edited by Will Shortz No. 0119 ACROSS1Egyptian resurrectionsymbol7Ought to have, informally14“Come on, help me out”20Tropical juice type21Weapon for 27-Across22Total23Traffic cop’s answer upon being asked “Describe your job”? [1975]25Certify26Fraternity letter27Fictional user of a 21-Across28Follower of A, B or AB, informally29Positions in old monasteries30Like some rollers after use32Post-tornado highway detritus, perhaps? [1974]36Scarlett’s sister-inlaw and best friend in “Gone With the Wind”38Brand39Inter ___40Chilling43Big inits. in health products44Hub47Speck48Chemical compounds in tea50Remark about a female stoner? [1980]55Epitome of simplicity56Cracker brand58Lose it59DNA structure63British heads65Jour’s opposite67Familia members69Get closer70Repeated cry accompanying a gavel hit72Roast pig after a pig roast? [1956]75Stressed76Fume78Close79Base figs.81___’ Pea82Attempts84“If I ___ …”86Moolah88See 9-Down89Napa Valley excursion, maybe? [1963]92Sundry94R&B’s ___ Hill97Pulitzer-winning novelist Jennifer98Java100Displayed for scoring, as in gin rummy101Santa ___, Calif.103Ghana neighbor106Yes-men108Data request from a good ol’ furnace repairman? [1953]112Regatta racer116Believer in a strong centralized government117Roulette, e.g.118On the job120“Yoo-___”121Not bankrupt122Frontiersman awakening in a foul mood? [1969]126About whom Nabokov said “She was like the composition of a beautiful puzzle — its composition and its solution at the same time”127Teed off128Marcos who collected shoes129Rendezvous130Lawn care tools131Some Civil War shots DOWN1Long pitch2Dragon fruit plants3Generating some buzz?4Templeton, e.g., in “Charlotte’s Web”5 Words stated with a salute6Setting for David’s “The Death of Marat”7Everything being considered8Bray part9Hockey great whose name is a homophone of 88-Across and 123and 124-Down10Barely ahead11Recluses12Pup13True or false: Abbr.14Sun spot15___ nous16Supposed ancestor of Dracula17Spotted horse18Big name in TV talk19“Dig in!”24___-kiri29Old “From one beer lover to another” sloganeer31Fed33Dive shop rentals34PC whizzes35iPod model37Name that starts a well-known “ism”40Speechless41Backless seat for one42Secret language device45Space cadet46Marsh hunter49Bit of jewelry51Input52Stated53Warren ___, baseball’swinningest lefty54Flock : sheep :: drove : ___57Jerusalem’s Mount ___60“Truthiness,” e.g., before Stephen Colbert61Etiologist’s study62Had a haughty reaction64Line in writing66Shopper in the juniors section, maybe68What may not come out in the wash?71“Side by Side by Sondheim,” e.g.73Mass gathering site74Push77Leader after Mao80Guck83Try to hit, as a fly85Indian head87Like clockwork90Trying to break a tie, say91Spa class93“Lohengrin” lass94Cure, in a way95Support96As a rule99To-dos102Stella ___ (beer)1041997 Demi Moore title role105Jittery107Cigar butt?109Singer John with the 1988 title track “Slow Turning”110“Cmo ___?”111Like beef for fondue113Dish in a bowl114Odyssey maker115Features of much Roman statuary119Georgia O’Keeffe subject122Gullet123See 9-Down124See 9-Down125Pennant race mo. 1234567891011121314151617181920 21 22 2324 25 26272829303132333435 36373839 40414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667686970717273747576777879808182838485868788 8990919293 94959697 9899100 101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116 117118119120 121 122123124125 126 127 128 129 130 131Online subscriptions: Today’s puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles,$39.95 a year). Couple is short on hospitality when parents are their guests DEWARFLOWCHAPMALE EXILERARELABANIMAL CASABLANCAFALALALALA OMENONESCANTODDSON ATOZNEALSSMEE TABLETBOLTSSTARWARS BLADECLUCESARBOT SOFATHATCHONUPERDE PETCHOCULAIDDODAHL ASHEKROSSMETRICAL AMANAPLANACANALPANAMA RAWONIONKAMENIPADCRAWTUDETOADIESABSHIRESITSCARATSABLE ENDSATCHELSENRON RASTAMANICOSAISAACS UTESSLANTSMOG ADORESPAINEGPARAJA MAGNACARTABALACLAVAS PYROMANIAICESAMICI MOENLIMNTEEMOSAKA Answers to last Sunday’s Crossword. Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CELEBRITY CIPHER Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & CROSSWORD SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 3D3DLIFE


Salvation Army does for our community. As we look forward to March and the rodeo, we are preparing to host our annual “Cow Chip Bingo” fundraiser. Proceeds ben-efit both Tough Enough to Wear Pink and the United Way of Suwannee Valley. Tickets are $10 each and only 2,500 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will win $2,500 with a chance to win an addi-tional $100,000. Tickets can be purchased at the local United Way office, 5th Generation Farms, as well as through club mem-bers. We are very pleased to have partnered with 5th Generation Farms, which is offering a coupon on the back of the tickets. We encourage everyone to visit their store, purchase a ticket, and support one of our local businesses. 4D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-04244DLIFE Q Sandy Kishton is a freelance travel writer who lives in Lake City. Contact her at Q Robert Turbeville is the Rotary Club of Lake City President. He has been a Chamber member since 1999. special and unique in nature,” said Tina Choe, Florida Museum exhibit developer. “As a dog owner, I am thrilled to share this experience with our visitors.” The exhibit reveals an in-depth history of dogs and their connection with wolves through four themed sections featuring artifacts, multimedia displays, photomu-rals and dioramas. Visitors may participate in interactive, hands-on activities like climbing into an avalanche scene to see what it’s like to be saved by a search-and-rescue dog. Visitors may also guess what dogs are saying in a “howling area” and test their nose against a dog’s powerful sense of smell. The museum will host an opening celebration event for the exhibit on Feb. 22 that will include a dog adoption drive and service dog demonstrations. Admission is $7 for adults ($6 Fla. residents and seniors); $4.50 for ages 3-17 and free to museum members and University of Florida students with a valid Gator 1 card. The museum will display the exhibit through Sept. 1. For more information, visit http:// After getting across the first one, we thought it was exhilarating and we loved the adrenaline rush. As the morning went on, it was just awesome. The guides lead us along a network of cables including 10 zip lines, 5 sky bridges and the finish with a rappel down a rope. The cables and bridges soared over a natural cave along the Hocking River and past fern-covered rock formations. The cables were tied to white oaks, sycamore and a few other types of trees that I can’t remember the names of. In one spot there was a turkey buzzard hovering that Sue was worried about. The longest zip line we did was 572 feet and we were at heights of over 60 feet. It was truly one of the best experiences of my life. We both loved it. Since this trip, we’ve had the opportunity to zip again in Ketchikan, Ala., with a larger group. There were 8 of us. It was probably more fun to watch everyone else as they were first-timers. Here, in the middle of the zipping, they had a “challenge” area. Now this was new to us. And I don’t think there was one of us who enjoyed that part. We had to walk across a rope bridge that consisted of ropes hanging in “U” shapes to step on, and the other was wood plank steps hanging from rope that moved out ahead of you as you stepped on each one. The hardest part about these two bridges were the ropes and planks were so far apart, a lot of our strides didn’t quite match up, making it dif-ficult. And someone in our group did what we feared last time, got stuck in the middle of a line. It was funny when it was someone else and we were glad it wasn’t us. At the end of this tour they offered the opportu-nity to complete the rock climbing walls. Four of the eight of us tried it, but only three of us succeeded. Surely you know that Sue and I were two of the three and we did the more chal-lenging one. I’d definitely like to zip line again but next time I want to find one with more open air, canyons or over water. Now that sounds like fun. also able to attend county 4-H workshops, trips, tours and camps. If a club is not available, 4-H members can be members at large, and still have the oppor-tunity to participate in all the countywide events and activities. This com-ing summer, there are plans for a 4-H robotics workshop as well as 4-H summer camp. There is always something going on in 4-H.Why belong to 4-H? Research shows that young people involved in the 4-H program get better grades and have a higher elevated level of engage-ment at school. Young people in 4-H are 2.3 times more likely to exercise and be physically active; and are 3.3 times more likely to actively contribute to their communities when compared with non-4-H members. In addition, 4-H is fun. Members learn citizenship and leader-ship skills and are able to practice those skills at the county, district, state and national levels. The cost to join 4-H is $3 (which covers 4-H insurance) and 4-H is open to any boy or girl in kindergarten through twelfth grade. If you would like more information on how to get your child, aged kindergarten through high school, involved in UF/IFAS Extension 4-H in Columbia County, Contact Cindy Higgins, 4-H Agent, Jennifer Chasteen, 4-H Program Assistant or Linda Brown, 4H Secretary Specialist at the UF/IFAS Extension Office Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm; 758-1168, 752-5247. All programs and related activities sponsored for, or assisted by, UF/ IFAS Extension are open to all persons with non-dis-crimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, and politi-cal opinions or affiliations. without harming them. Another plus is that sun-light and moisture can penetrate the frost cloth. Plastic covering can cause damage by trans-ferring the cold to the foliage where it touches. Sheets and blankets as well as plastic should be removed from your plants during the day if the temperature goes above 40 degrees. Plastic may actually cook the leaves if the sun shines on them. Be sure to water the soil around the plant 24-48 hours before a hard freeze, if it doesn’t rain. Plants can incur more damage if they are dry. Secure the frost cloth all the way to the ground to trap warmth from the soil. Even if the leaves get killed, the plant will prob-ably survive and come back from the roots. A frost blanket can raise the temperature underneath it as much as 15 degrees. The hydrangeas are a mass of black, droopy leaves, but will be fine when spring arrives. Some of our soft perenni-als (jacobinia, firespike, Persian shield, cannas, salvia) have melted away and the warm season annuals that have persist-ed through the fall have finally succumbed. The hardy evergreen plants that I have learned to add, keeps the winter landscape from looking so barren. It hasn’t been cold enough to hurt the “sometimes tender” cast iron plant, holly ferns and split-leaf philodendron. The lawn is still green but has stopped growing — again the mature trees add a layer of protection. The camellia blossoms have turned brown but new ones are beginning to open. They are cold hardy in our area and you can have camellia blooms from fall to spring, if you choose varieties with dif-ferent bloom times. We have plenty to choose from as there are over 300 different species. Their blooms come in many colors: white, pink, rose, red and variegated, some with splotches or stripes, and bloom sizes from golf ball to salad plates. They also come in different forms (formal to peony). Camellias prefer shifting shade and protection from the hot afternoon sun. To help prevent scale, they need good air circulation. They also need rich organ-ic soil, very well drained. Spray with a light horticulture oil if you have a scale problem. Plant them a little high, as planting too deep will eventually cause them to die. Spider mites, which causes bronzing of the leaves, are usually a problem if camellias get too much sun. January is the time for successful transplant-ing, while the plant is dormant, or not actively growing. Have the hole dug and ready to receive the plant root ball. Form a saucer around the root ball to hold water and water in well. Watering after transplanting is very important to the life of the plant, until new growth appears, then you can relax, but watch for wilting during dry times. After most plants are established you can let them fend for themselves like plants in the wild. Our citrus trees have emerged unscathed so far. It takes more than four hours of freezing weather to damage the fruit. If they are protected by a large tree canopy they can survive better than a tree in the open. You can tell if the fruit is damaged by simply cut-ting into it. If the fruit has been frozen you can see white spots in the flesh, but can still use the juice within a few days of freez-ing. Satsuma, tangerine, kumquat, grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes, in that order, are the most cold hardy. For the more tender citrus you may bank the trunks with builder’s sand to about 12 inches to protect the graft from freezing. Remove the sand in the spring. If the top is cold-damaged the graft and roots are protected and will grow true to the variety. After freezing temperatures are past, cut back any damaged tips. Citrus need well-drained soil. I wrap the trunks near the soil line to help protect them from cold with pipe insulation. If you choose to fertilize, use a citrus special, beginning in March, then every other month through September. Citrus are somewhat shade tolerant but they are more productive in full sun. We don’t fertilize our citrus unless they are newly planted. Do not be tempted to prune the dead wood from your damaged plants, it gives them added protection from future freezes. Wait until you see new growth peeking through, then you can clean up. TRAVELContinued From 1D GARDENContinued From 1D ROTARYContinued From 1D 4-HContinued From 1D MUSEUMContinued From 1D WONDERWORKS /CourtesyAdmission for the ‘Wolf to Woof’ museum exhibit is $7 for adults, $4.50 for ages 3-17 and free to museum members and University of Florida students with valid ID.