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Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY N EWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1A PEOPLE Celebrating the start of the Chinese New Year, 2A. CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 259 76 56 Cloudy, 6A TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4AObituaries . . . . . . . . 5ABusiness . . . . . . . 1CLife . . . . . . . . . . . 1DAdvice & Comics . . 3D SPORTS CHS softball looks to repeat as state champs, 1B. Mike Reid teaches math for everyday life. SUNDAYEDITION 1DCareer Closet clothes students for interviews.1CBy AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.com As Niblack Elementary School principal Melinda Moses retires, she faces a bureaucratic com-plication that could cause her to resign from the Lake City City Council. Under current law, Moses can-not collect her monthly retire-ment benefits until she finishes with all Florida Retirement System employ-ment, including as a member of the city council. The law requires she make a major life decision: Fight the law, find another job or resign from city council. I dont want to resign, she said. Were in the middle of something very exciting with the down-town area. ... Theres just so many positive things going on in the City of Lake City. Theres so much work to do that weve already started, and I just dont want to leave at this time. Im just not ready. Moses started working for the school system 40 years ago and entered DROP five years ago. The Retiring principal may have to quit council TEA HEROF THE YEAR NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR Celena Crews Shatoya Carodine Donna Darby Wayne Oelfke Tiara Jernigan Baye Ballew Kim Williams Cherisse Higgs Vanessa George Anthony Perry Violet Symonette Dianna Swisher Gloria Urban Delan Cason Etheridge Dorothy S. Spradley, Columbia County School System District Volunteer/Education Marketing Coordinator, said the school district has been involved in the Teacher Of the Year program since 1985, with First Federal Savings Bank as the sponsor. The Teacher of the Year nominees are selected by their peers at each school site, she said. They are rep-resentative of the high qualities of all teachers in our district. Local nominees will be honored at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church when the county hosts its annual teacher of the year ceremony and the teacher of the year is selected. It is important to have this recognition program to showcase our nominees and all teachers and to let them know how much we truly appreciate their many contributions, hard work, dedication, self-lessness and care they give the students in our schools, in spite of all the recent decreases in our educational budget and additional demands, Spradley said.Teacher of the year nominees are:1. Celena CrewsColumbia High SchoolCurrent position: Mathematics/Science/Career & Tech Ed TeacherGrades: 9-12Subjects: Mathematics/Science/Tech EdTeaching experience: 5.5 years Reception set for Thursday at First Presbyterian Ch urch 1 2 3 4 7 8 11 12 5 6 9 10 13 14 From staff reports | Courtesy photos AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City ReporterFlorida Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wa nsley Walters spoke to a crowd of about 30 people Friday at the Lake City Po lice Department. According to her, the focus of the Department of Juvenile Jus tice has shifted to the outlying children who are not benefiting from current preven tion techniques. The organization plans to focus its resources on the small perc ent who may eventually find themselves in the adult system. At right is an unid entified assistant. Community conversation Moses Theres so much work that weve already started, and I just dont want to leave at this time. Melinda Moses MOSES continued on 3A Probe into stolen iPads expandsBy STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comLocal detectives are asking for public assistance in the investiga-tion of more than 300 iPads and other personal electronics a Lake City man purchased on his com-panys dime, according to a CCSO press release. Jerami Michael Robinson, 35, of 251 SE Dan Court, was arrest-ed in September after his employ-er, Anderson Columbia, noticed several discrepancies on invoices regarding the purchase of iPads and personal computers, CCSO said. Authorities alleged Robinson worked with a local accomplice to sell the items both in the immedi-ate area and internationally via the Internet on eBay.com, the release said. Consequently some of the stolen items purchased on eBay were resold on Amazon.com by a third party order filler. Robinson was released from jail in October on $152,000 bond and faces charges of larceny and fraud-swin-dle. Murray Smith of CCSO said M ost teachers harbor a work ethic that would rival that of a sports star. However, there are no multi-million dollar contracts given to teachers who come to work early each day to improve childrens reading skills. Nor are there endorsement deals when a teacher needs additional classroom supplies. On Thursday, the Columbia School District will recognize the local teachers who give it their all, when it hosts its annual teacher of the year reception. TEACHER continued on 3A iPads continued on 3A Teen struck by car in critical conditionBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comMCALPIN A 16-yearold McAlpin teen was criti-cally injured Friday night when he was struck by a car while jogging on Suwannee County Road 252. Dean Edward Shingola, 16, was taken by heli-copter to a Gainesville hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered in the incident. The crash took place at about 7 p.m. Friday at the intersection of County Road 252 and 99th Lane in Suwannee County. According to information from the Florida Highway Patrol, Dakota Ray Bailes, 17, of McAlpin, was driving a 2002 Chrysler 300 east on County Road 252 with Jonathan Blake Morris, 20, of Branford, as a pas-senger. Shingola was jogging east in the eastbound lane of County Road 252 when he was struck from behind, reports said. Witness statements indicate Shingola was wear-ing dark-colored clothing, according to FHP. After the collision, Bailes car skidded to a stop facing east. Shingola was thrown forward and came to rest in the west-bound lane. Charges in connection are pending completion of an FHP investigation, reports said. Robinson
2ATALLAHASSEE T he Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Saturday it is investigating 2,600 cases handled by a Pensacola-based agency chemist after discovering dozens of drug cases where pre-scription pain pills were swapped out with over-the-counter pills. FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey said the chemist handled cases involving 80 law enforce-ment agencies from 35 coun-ties since he was hired in 2006. Most, but not all, of the cases involved testing drug evidence, though it was not immediately clear how many cases might be compromised. The situation was discovered after Escambia County investiga-tors realized evidence was miss-ing and later found other evi-dence packages where prescrip-tion pills had been substituted with non-prescription pills. It potentially means drug charges will have to be dropped and prisoners released if its determined the chemist tam-pered with evidence, Bailey said. This has the potential of impacting hundreds of drug cases across our state, Bailey told reporters. This is a total shock and a disappointment. The department is using agents from each of its offices to review all the cases handled by the chemist, who is on paid leave while a criminal investiga-tion. He is not being identified while under investigation, but Bailey said he hopes charges are brought quickly, at which point the chemist will be fired. The department is contacting state attorneys and law enforce-ment agencies across the state that have pending cases that could be compromised. We are going back and looking at each case that was worked and we are going to the evidence rooms of sheriffs departments and police departments around the state and actually physically looking especially at the pre-scription meds to see if what is in that particular package is in fact a prescription medication and not in fact an over-the-coun-ter calcium tablet, Bailey said. Bailey said the agency doesnt yet know the motive. The chem-ist isnt cooperating with the investigation. The quantities are large, Bailey said. Its early in the inves-tigation. We dont know if the indi-vidual is a user or a trafficker. The department is reviewing its drug testing program to try to prevent similar incidents. One idea may be to increase employee drug testing, Bailey said. Right now, employees are drug tested when they are hired, but not again unless they have reason to suspect they are abus-ing drugs.Dozen displaced in Tampa apartment fire TAMPA More than a dozen people have been displaced after a fire at a Tampa apartment com-plex. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue was alerted to the blaze Saturday at about 3 a.m. Firefighters found heavy flames billowing through the roof. A team went through the building searching for residents. All were safely evacuated. The Red Cross and Office of Emergency Management are helping assist residents with food, shelter and clothing. Court rules against judge in Facebook case DAYTONA BEACH An appellate court has ruled that a judge was wrong to friend on Facebook a woman whose divorce case the judge presided over. The 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach last week ruled that Judge Linda Schoonover should not have sent a Facebook friend request to Sandra Chace when the judge was still presiding over Chaces divorce case. Chace didnt respond to the request on the advice of her attorney. Chace claims the judge retaliated against her by ordering her to pay her ex-hus-band a high amount of alimony and assume most of the marital debt. Chace had requested that Schoonover disqualify herself from the case, and the appellate court agreed. The appellate court said such actions by a judge can under-mine the judges appearance of impartiality. Meth lab catches fire; girl left home alone ORANGE CITY Authorities say a meth lab caught fire while a 9-year-old girl was left home alone. The Volusia County Sheriffs Office has charged Melissa Berry and Jonathan Coburn with child neglect, manufacturing meth, arson and cultivation of cannabis. Deputies were called to the home near Orange City Friday at about 3:45 p.m. A neighbor reported seeing white smoke coming from the garage and said it was getting worse. When deputies arrived, a girl came out of the house and said she had been inside alone. She was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution but did not sustain any injuries. A fire marshal detective determined meth lab equipment had caused the fire. The child was turned over to relatives. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS HOW TO REACH USMain number ........(386) 752-1293 Fax number ..............752-9400Circulation ...............755-5445Online... www.lakecityreporter.comThe Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub-lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. 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Pictured are Hewett-Watson (from left), caregiver Jackie Hawkins and Special Olympics athlete Shua Moore, 22. FDLE: Agency chemist may have stolen evidence AROUND FLORIDA Q Associated Press Photo of the Day The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarifications will run in this space. And thanks for reading. See an error? The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run on this page at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Emily Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org. SubmissionsJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterEnjoying Chinese food for the Chinese New YearBrenda Acevedo tries stuffed Chinese mushrooms at Guang dong Chinese Buffet in the Lake City Mall on Friday. Several authentic Chinese dishes we re featured in order to help kick start the Chinese New Year. Kendrick Lamar, Thicke perform at ESPN party NEW YORK Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar might be putting in their bids for the 2015 Super Bowl half-time show. The artists were energetic when they performed Friday night at ESPNs pre-Super Bowl bash at Pier 36 in New York City. Thickes performance included the upbeat jams Give It 2 U, Magic and Blurred Lines, which he closed with and got the audience of a few thousand grooving. He also slowed it down, playing the piano during Dreamworld and stand-ing on top of it. Thicke even sang cov-ers, including Michael Jacksons Rock With You and Marvin Gayes Lets Stay Together. Thicke is in the midst of a lawsuit with Gayes children, who say some of his songs, including the hit Blurred Lines, sound too similar to Gayes music. Lamar was also a crowd pleaser, working the stage from left to right and performing hits like Dont Kill My Vibe and Poetic Justice. The audi-ence included a number of celebrities, from Spike Lee to Tim Tebow, Ice-T and Lindsey Vonn with her crutches.Blige, Legend, Anthony play at Mens Fitness party NEW YORK Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Marc Anthony kicked off Super Bowl weekend in style by serenad-ing a celebrity-filled crowd in Manhattan. Hundreds of New Yorkers and visitors packed into Ciprianis 42nd Street on Friday night for a party sponsored by Shape and Mens Fitness magazines. Tickets cost $2,500 per person. Blige opened the show and had many in the crowd ignoring their dinner by the end of her energetic set, which included hits like Im Goin Down, Good Woman Down and an impassioned ren-dition of No More Drama that brought the crowd to its feet. Serenading a swanky Manhattan crowd, Legend said he never thought hed see the day a Super Bowl came to New York City. Then he corrected himself: More accurately, New Jersey. With that, he launched into a song by one of New Jerseys favorite sons Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark.Serena Williams, LeBron James hit up Beats parties NEW YORK One Super Bowl party wasnt enough for Beats by Dre. The headphone company held two events Friday with completely different vibes. The night began at the intimate Graff Diamonds jewelry store, where Serena Williams, Anthony Mackie, Jerry Stackhouse, Jermaine Dupri and others grooved to a performance by British singer Estelle. They also admired cus-tom-made white headphones encrusted with 1,400 diamonds worth an estimated $1 million. It stayed safely behind a glass case during the party. Hours later, a more raucous crowd packed the club Marquee, where LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, and Victor Cruz were among the revel-ers. Rick Ross performed his hits for the crowd, and then Kendrick Lamar who performed earlier at ESPNs party got on the mic for a bonus per-formance. Q Associated Press 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Scripture of the Day Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a persons character lies in their own hands. Anne Frank (1929-1945) Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:3-5 Thought for Today Celebrity Birthdays Celebrity Birthdays can now be found on the Advice & Puzzles page. Today thats page 3D. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter SUPERBOWL HAPPENINGS
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Excludes Red Dot, Clearance, Earlybirds, Night Owls, Doorbusters, Bonus Buys, Super Buys, Everyday Values, Alegria, Alex and Ani, All Clad, Assets, Better & Designer Intimates, Bonobos, Brighton, Brooks Brothers, Buffalo, Casio, Chip & Pepper, Citizens of Humanity, Clarisonic, Coach, Cole Haan, Columbia, cosmetics/fragrances, Dansko, designer handbags, designer sunglasses, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dockers, Donald J Pliner, Dooney & Bourke, Eileen Fisher; Fine Jewelry watches and service plans; Free People, Furla, Gameday, Gear For Sports, Herend, Hugo Boss, Jack Rogers, Kate Spade, Keen, Kensie Girl, kitchen/novelty electrics/coffee, Lacoste, ladies better swim, ladies designer, bridge & contemporary sportswear & dresses; ladies, kids & mens designer shoes; ladies designer accessories, Le Creuset, Levis, Lilly Pulitzer, Lucky, Mattel, Merrell, Michael Kors shoes & handbags, Minnetonka Moccasin, Miss Me, Munro, My Flat in London, Nanette Lepore, Nautica, Nike, Orthaheel/Vionic, Rachel Roy, Ralph Lauren/Polo, Roberto Coin, Seven for All Mankind, Southern Proper, Spanx, Stuart Weitzman, Thomas Dean, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger, Trina Turk apparel, Tumi, Ugg, Under Armour, Vineyard Vines, Vitamix, Wusthof; trunk shows, non merchandise depts., lease depts. and Belk gift cards. Melissa & Doug excluded online. Not valid on prior purchases, phone or special orders, Trunk Shows or belk.com. Cannot be redeemed for cash, credit or refund, used in combination with any other discount or coupon offer. Valid February 4, 2014 Merchandise, offers and coupons in this event are not at available our Siler C rossing, O ak Hollow & Santa Rosa Mall stores. Love is being together R E D D OT : **Limited exclusions in Brighton, Eileen Fisher, Lilly Pulitzer, My Flat in London, Resort, Bridge Collection, Levis, Coach, designer and Michael Kors handbags, designer sunglasses and junior denim. Juniors total savings are 55 75% off. Fashion Accessories, Handbags, Small Leather Goods, Hosiery, Home Store and Mens Tailored Clothing total savings are 45 65%. CO UP O NS N OT VAL I D O N R E D D OT Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 3A 2. Cherisse Higgs Westside Elementary School Current position: Guidance Counselor Grades: Pre-kindergarten fifth grade Subject: Guidance Counselor Teaching experience: 6 years 3. Shatoya Carodine Eastside Elementary School Current position: Third grade teacher Grade: Third Subjects: All Teaching experience: 6 years 4. Donna Darby Lake City Middle School Current position: Social Studies/Civics teacher Grade: Seventh Subjects: Social Studies/ Civics Teaching experience: 10 years 5. Vanessa George Challenge Learning Center Current position: Social Studies teacher Grades: 6-12 Subject: Social Studies Teaching experience: 6 years 6. Anthony Perry Five Points Elementary School Current position: Fifth grade teacher Grade: Fifth Subjects: All Teaching experience: 2 years 7. Wayne Oelfke Fort White High School Current position: Agriculture/Technical Agriculture Operations Teacher Grades: 7-12 Subjects: Agriculture/ Technical Agriculture Operations Teaching experience: 24 years 8. Tiara Jernigan Richardson Middle School Current position: Intensive Reading Teacher Grade: Eighth Subject: Intensive Reading Teaching experience: 3 years 9. Violet Symonette Niblack Elementary School Current position: Instructional Coach Grades: Pre-kindergarten fifth grade Subjects: All Teaching experience: 11 years 10. Dianna Swisher Summers Elementary School Current position: Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Teacher Grades: Voluntary pre-kin dergarten Subjects: All Teaching experience: 6 years 11. Baye Ballew Melrose Park Elementary School Current position: Fifth grade teacher Grade: Fifth Subject: All Teaching experience: 6 years 12. Kim Williams Columbia City Elementary Current position: Instructional coach. Grades: Kindergarten fifth grade Subjects: All Teaching experience: 18 years 13. Gloria Urban Pinemount Elementary School Current position: Voluntary Pre-kindergar ten teacher Grades: VPK Subjects: All Teaching experience: 16 years 14. Delan Cason Etheridge Fort White Elementary School Current position: Media specialist Grades: Pre-kindergarten fifth grade Subjects: All Teaching experience: 34 years TEACHER Continued From 1A Deferred Retirement Option Program allows individuals to retire while continuing to work, according to Florida Department of Management Services. Monthly retire ment benefits will remain in the FRS Trust Fund, instead of being paid directly to the retiree. Benefits earn inter est, tax-deferred, for as long as a state employee partici pates in DROP. Shes retired from the Columbia County School District as of Friday, but cannot collect her benefits as long as she works for the city council. She will stay on as Niblack Elementary Schools principal until the end of the school year through a St. Augustine com pany, Staffing Solutions. According to Natalee Singleton of the Florida Department of Management Services, Moses is per mitted to continue in her capacity as an elected city councilwoman through the end of her term in office in 2016. Moses has already submitted the paperwork to continue her official duties. However, the $17,000 paid yearly to city council mem bers is not enough to live on, she said. At the end of the year, when her contract ends with Staffing Solutions, she will be forced to find another job or resign. I worked 40 years, Moses said. I should be able to collect retirement and serve the city. I mean, I was elected. I shouldnt have to stop my elected position in order to live. At this point, she is wait ing to see how legislation pans out for another Florida individual in a similar situ ation. According to Moses, her case is slightly different but founded on similar prin ciples. She wants to collect her money up front, and the other individual hopes to acquire funds owed to him. He was denied originally, but has requested an appeal. If the appeal falls through, Moses may decide to fight the legislation herself. But if it comes down to it, she said she has seriously con sidered finding another job so she can stay active in the city council. She is currently serving her second term. It just isnt fair, she said. Theres just nothing fair about it. Nobody wins. Its not like Im getting money I normally wouldnt have got ten. Its not like Im doubledipping. This is my retire ment and my DROP. investigators are working to gather more evidence by identifying additional victims in hopes of secur ing a conviction against Robinson in court. The original arrest report stated Robinson had sold at least 88 electronics items paid for with Anderson Columbia funds for his own personal gain since January 2013. However, investiga tors have since increased that number. The investigation has confirmed that over 300 iPads and an unde termined amount of new and used computers were sold from January 2008 to September 2013, the release said. A review of the employ ees personal journal/log revealed that Robinson was dissatisfied with Anderson Columbia and had said he would get his pay another way, the September arrest report said. Deputies said 85 victims who purchased an iPad have been identified and that authorities have recov ered approximately a dozen computers connected to Robinsons purchases. However, additional victims are believed to exist, the release said. This is an ongoing investigation and arrests are forthcoming. Smith said victims who purchased items through Amazon could be reim bursed in a short time frame, but that victims who purchased through eBay or local stores would likely have to wait until a court determined restitu tions for the case. Citizens who believe they are victims are encouraged to contact Detective Caleb Douglas at CCSO (386-7581375) or call Crime Stoppers of Columbia County (386754-7099) and provide paperwork detailing the point-of-sale if purchased locally or sellers username if purchased online. MOSES Continued From 1A iPads Continued From 1A Prescribed fires keep land healthy, reduce risk of wildfires From staff reports LIVE OAK The Suwannee River Water Management District uses prescribed fire as a key strategy to main tain the health and reduce the risk of wildfires on roughly 50,000 acres of conservation lands. Prescribed fire simulates a natural process that helps facilitate overall ecological restoration by enhancing native upland and wetland vegetation and improving habitat for native wildlife. Prescribed fire is also used to reduce fuel levels in forests to help lower the intensity and to reduce the risk of wildfire. Other benefits of pre scribed fire include plant disease control, soil nutrient restoration, and aesthetic improvement. On average the District burns 7,000-12,000 acres annually. The District has approximately 8,800 acres on about 30 tracts planned for Fiscal Year 2014. The District intends on burning approximately 1,800 acres in the dormant season from November February, and 7,000 acres in the growing season from March August. Burn areas will be closed to the public during pre scribed burning, and signage will be posted to notify the public that these activities are in progress. Notices of each prescribed burn will be posted on the Districts website at www.myswuanneeriver.com and Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/srwmd. SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT COURTESY A prescribed fire is seen at the Districts Steinhatchee Springs Tract.
C ritics deride Gov. Rick Scotts proposed $74.2 billion budget as a pandering re-election bid aimed at making Floridians forget his spending plans that slashed funding for education, social services and the environ-ment. There is no doubt politics played a role in the governors choices, but so did state finances. Scott confront-ed budget shortfalls when he took office. This year the state should have a surplus of $1 billion. But we think there is something else involved in the governor look-ing to invest more in schools, water quality and child protection. When he was elected, Scott, a relative newcomer to Florida, seemed driv-en solely by his small-government ideology and his pledge to run gov-ernment as a business. He showed little appreciation for the history or needs of Florida. That, it seems to us, has gradually changed during his tenure. He seems driven more by the reality of Florida than preconceived ideology. Scott, who cavalierly dismissed the states water safeguards, now has become a big supporter of Everglades cleanup and proposes to spend $55 million to clean up pol-luted springs. Similarly, Scott, who showed little interest in preserving the states natural treasures, now would allo-cate $100 million to land conserva-tion. Many, including us, may not think those amounts are enough, but they represent a significant investment and indicate that the governor has a better understand-ing for the environmental threats to his adopted state. Scott was rightly criticized for slashing school funding by $1 bil-lion his first year, but he responded to the publics outcry and quickly reversed course. He proposed $1 billion in education funding increas-es the next two years. This budget seeks an additional $542 million for schools, hardly chump change. It is curious he is being faulted because most of that will come from local property taxes due to the increase in land values. So what? Scott is hardly the first politician to claim credit for developments largely outside his control. Would critics have preferred the increase come from a tax hike? In other areas, the governors funding recommendations appeared based on pressing needs. His budget would shore up the belea-guered Department of Children & Families, spending $32 million to hire 447 child-protection workers. ... [T]he budget holds the line on spending its a fraction less than the current budget and would provide $570 million in recurring tax reductions, the bulk coming from reducing the much-detested 2009 auto tag fee increases. Scotts proposal would reduce the fees by an average of $25.... The governor wisely recommends increasing Visit Floridas budget by $36.5 million to $100 mil-lion. Florida TaxWatch, an indepen-dent government watchdog, says such an investment could enable Florida to attract 100 million visitors to the state, which would create an estimated 121,298 jobs. Scotts budget is hardly perfect, but it seems driven by practical concerns for Floridas needs and finances. When Scott was elected he had a lot to learn about Florida. He still does. But his budget proposal indi-cates he is learning. W riters William Bartram and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings were enchanted with the 21,000 acres now encompassing Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. The Park, situated between Ocala and Gainesville, is still home to the bison, wild horses, turkey, white-tailed deer and marsh rab-bits that the authors described in their works. More than 20 miles of trails provide plenty of current-day adventures incorporating a variety of habitats including prairie, fresh-water marsh, hardwood hammock, bay head and flood plain forest. For several years I commuted by car from Ocala to Gainesville along State Road 441 capturing glimpses of the beauty of Paynes Prairie and the historic towns of McIntosh and Micanopy. By day I could see hawks, eagles and ospreys keeping watch over the prairie. After dusk, the glow of white-tailed deers eyes often appeared as they watched passers-by. Although trips were ever-changing with sunrises over the prairie and the melodic sound of the Sandhill Cranes in the evening, it was not until three recent trips to the Park did my husband and I truly uncover the magic of this spe-cial place. The first trek took us through the main park entrance off SR 441 and hikes along Cones Dike and Wachahoota Trails. Magnificent beauty berry trees weighted down with their purple glory welcomed us to the Wachahoota Trail. A short hike through live oak, southern magnolia, and cabbage palm ended at a 50-foot observation tower providing a view of the expansive prairie alive with warblers and grackles. On the 8.25-mile Cones Dike Trail we encountered wild horses. Experienced visitors told us that Cones Dike is where you most fre-quently encounter the elusive bison. As we left the park, white-tailed deer and a large flock of wild turkey gobblers lined the woods along the roadway. Our second trip took us to Bolens Bluff, just 3.4 miles north of the park entrance. The tree-lined hammock, which transitions to an open savanna, was engulfed with hundreds of zebra long-winged butterflies. The grass-lined prai-rie contains an observation tower and a bluff that was once a steam-boat landing. From the tower we watched Sandhill Cranes and White Ibises by the dozens come in for the night. The tall grasses were alive with a darting Wilsons Snipe, a Bald Eagle in search of prey and a variety of warblers. The 2.6 mile loop trail ended after skirting along a cypress slough beckoning migrat-ing ducks. After conversing with local photographer Greg Stephens, we decid-ed to take a third park adventure to La Chua Trail. To get to this bird heaven, head north past Bolen Bluff across a stretch of SR 441 that used to be a death trap for hundreds of snakes, lizards, and alligators. In 2000, Florida built Ecopassage, a system of pipes under the high-way, to minimize the carnage. A short boardwalk allows motorists a glimpse of this reptile world. To get to La Chua continue north and turn right on SR 331. Follow the direc-tions that are provided on the state park website or at the main park entrance. The three-mile La Chua Trail goes along Alachua Sink and water-ways full of alligators and birds. On this winter day, we spotted a plethora of birds including Great Blue, Green, and Black-crowned Night Herons, Snowy and Great Egrets, American Coots, Common Moorhens, Sandhill Cranes and a camouflaged American Bittern. During winter migration, visi-tors are sometimes able to spot Whooping Cranes. Our Paynes Prairie adventures illustrate how many Florida Special Places are within a short distance of most Floridians, but are not always experienced. Discover Paynes Prairie or a special park closer to your home. OPINION Sunday, February 2, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman ANOTHER VIEW LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: email@example.comJim Morans health care epiphany A Paynes Prairie adventure R ep. Jim Moran of Virginia rarely holds his tongue (and never his punches), but he was the loyal Democratic soldier when it was time to vote for Obamacare. His pending retirement from Congress has freed him now to finally say what he thinks about the presidents takeover of the nations health care. Mr. Moran joins a group of departing Democrats conceding what everyone knows: Obamacare is a train wreck. An airliner crash. A battleship aground on the reef. Pick your metaphor. Im afraid that the millenni-als, if you will, Mr. Moran tells Washingtons WAMU-FM radio, are less likely to sign up. I think they feel more independent. I think they feel a little more invul-nerable than prior generations But I dont think were going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to, financially. His analysis is spot on, but thats small consolation. I just dont know how were going to [fix] it, frankly, says Mr. Moran. If we had a solution, Id be telling the president right now. Now he tells us. Belated it is, but Mr. Morans assessment is a breath of fresh air in an environment where the Obama administration talks about surges in enrollments and tells success stories that dont bear the weight of scrutiny. Obamacare was sold to the nation on a similar foundation of lies. Americans were told that if they liked their plan, they could keep it, that the uninsured would get insur-ance, that premiums would be reduced and health care costs would diminish. None of this happened, nor is it ever likely to. A McKinsey & Co. survey of consumers eligible for the government health-law marketplaces finds that about 10 percent of those who bought coverage under the law were previously uninsured. The great majority of those who signed up did so to get the federal subsidy. Obamacare moved people who were buying private, self-funded insurance to the long list of Americans beholden to government. Health Markets Inc. reports that 65 percent of those enroll-ing held previous coverage. Now well have millions of Americans without insurance and a new, large hole in the federal budget. The young and healthy, we were told, would sign up in big numbers. But why should they? The law allows these invincibles to stay on their parents plans until age 26, and unanticipated increases in the premiums drove other, younger people from the marketplace. Its not the young but the middle-aged and the old who account for nearly 70 percent of the sign-ups. Perhaps it will take a wave of retirements (forced and otherwise) from Congress to create a critical mass of Democrats willing to admit defeat and join the search for something to clean up the mess. Until then, Americans will continue to lose their insurance or be socked by unexpected higher premiums. When the short-term federal money train pulls out of the station, the states that have been padding their Medicaid numbers with Obamacare subsidies will be forced to pick up the burden. It wont be pretty. Mr. Morans late education speaks volumes, and challenges the rest of his party to follow. Budget plan shows Scott is learning Q The Washington Times Q The Tampa Tribune Q Margaret Spontak is Development Director for Audubon Florida, man-aging editor of the Audubon Florida Naturalist, and co-author with Peggy Cavanaugh of Protecting Paradise: 300 Ways to Protect Floridas Environment. For information about Paynes Prairie State Park Preserve see www.floridastateparks.org/payne-sprairie and visit www.photography-bygregstephens.com to see photos of the park and its wildlife. This column is one of a series from Audubon Florida. Margaret Spontak 4AOPINION
Feb. 2 Karaoke & Super Bowl VFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is hav ing karaoke with Mark at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2. Appetizers will be served from 1:30-3 p.m. Stick around and enjoy the Super Bowl party beginning at 4 p.m. Food will be available. Super Bowl Party B&S Combs Elks Lodge, 1688 NE Washinton St., is hosting a Super bowl Sunday party. Pre-game cel ebration begins at 4 p.m.; the game begins at 6:30. Food will be available until it runs out. During half time, there will be games of spades, dominos and a half & half raffle. Admission is $5. Contact Ronald Jordan at 386-590-6771 for more. Feb. 3 Presentation Black History Presentation at 10:15 a.m. at the Florida Gateway College library. Admission is free. Contact Amy Dekle at 386-754-4317 for more. Feb. 4 At the Library Modern folk duo Friction Farm will perform at the library on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Musicians Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay will perform music from their latest album, I Read Your Book: Some Songs Inspired by Reading, fea turing songs inspired by books like A Walk in the Woods, Reading Lolita in Tehran, The Book Thief, and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Live Debate Grace Life Church, 424 SW Pinemount Rd., is live-streaming a debate between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ken Ham of hte Creation Museum on Feb. 4 beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Please call 386-867-2820 for more info and to reserve your seat. Feb. 5 Newcomers luncheon The Lake City Newcomers will host a friendship luncheon on Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at the Phish Heads restaurant. Call Rose Taylor at 7552175 for more. Olustee planning The Blue Grey Army will have a planning meet ing for the 2014 Olustee Festival at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbia County School District Central Building, Room 153, at 409 SW St. Johns St. The festival will be Feb. 14-16. For informa tion, call 755-1097. Feb. 6 Olustee Lecture The Blue-Grey Army and the Columbia County Historical Society welcome University of Florida his tory professor Matthew Gallman to speak about the Battle of Olustee on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Rivers Library on the campus of Florida Gateway College. The lecture is free and open to the public. Professor Gallman earned degrees in American History from Brandeis University and from Princeton University. Previously he has taught at Loyola College and at Gettysburg College. He has published widely on Civil War culture and on mid-nineteenth century American history. Feb. 7 Trees in Landscape The UF/IFAS Extension is hosting a landscape design class on Feb. 7 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Heritage Park, 1004 Helvenston Street, Live Oak. Since trees are the framework to good landscape, attend ees will be offered a free tree to take home from the class. For more informa tion or to pre-register by Feb. 4, contact Pam Burke or Carolyn Saft at 386-3622771 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Columbias Top Talent Fort White Elementary is hosting the Fort White division of the Columbias Top Talent show on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in their auditorium. Admission is $5. Feb. 8 Olustee Pageant The Olustee Festival Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Columbia County School Administrative Complex Auditorium. Ages 3-12 months, 13-23 months, 24 years, 4-6 years and 7-9 years will be held at 3 p.m. Ages 10-12, 13-15, and 1620 will be held at 7 p.m. Winners in each division will receive a crown and banner and will ride in the Olustee parade on Feb. 15. Benita Lynn Royals Robertson Mrs. Benita Lynn Royals Rob ertson, 50, of Lake City, passed away on Thursday evening Janu ary 30, 2014 at the Lake City Medical Center after a sudden illness. Benita was born in Su wannee County on November 4, 1963 to Gloria Roberts Roy als and the late Delmar Royals. Benita was a graduate of Suwan nee High School class of 1983 and was a Clinical Nutritionist with RMC until ill health forced her to retire. Benita loved to go and boating; she especially en joyed going on picnics. Benita was a life-long resident of Su wannee and Columbia County and was of the Christian faith. Mrs. Benita is survived by her loving husband of 22 years: Rob ert Ray Robertson, Jr. of Lake City; daughter: Rae-Ann Robert son of Lake City; mother: Gloria Royals of Wellborn; brother: Del mar Royals, Jr. of Wellborn and mother and father-in-law: Robert Ray & Sue Robertson of Lake City. Numerous other nieces, nephews and other family mem bers and friends also survive. Graveside funeral services for Benita will be conducted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10 A.M. in Scott Cemetery with ing. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends on Monday evening February 3, 2014 from 5-7 P.M. at the funer al home. Arrangements are un der the direction and care of the DEES-PARRISH FAMIL Y FUNERAL HOME 458 S. Mar ion Ave, Lake City, FL, 32025. Please sign the online guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.comNan Bodiford Bailey Mrs. Nan Bodiford Bailey, 76, was born in Lake City, Florida on August 16, 1937. She went home to be with the Lord on Jan uary 29, 2014. Nan is preceded in death by her parents, Julia Eli ose Bodiford and David Fulton Bodiford, as well as her brother, Charles Bodiford. Nan was de voted to her work at Dive Rite DBA Lamertek for over 20 years. Left to cherish her memories are her husband, James Bailey, who has been her best friend for the past 18 years, and her children, Denise Harrington Brown, Deborah Harrington McKee, and David Harrington. She is also survived by her sis ter, Betty Koon, 5 nieces and nephews, her Aunt Bernice and her grandchildren: Nancy Tay lor, Amanda and Jacob Burgess, Robert Taylor, David McKee, Lindsey and Spencer Engle, Lai and Kia Brown, Jordan and Kathryn Harrington. She also has 6 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be con ducted at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funer al Home with Pastor Mark Cun with the family will be one hour prior to services (2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.) at the funeral home. that donations be made to the Federal tax ID#59-1542699, Lake City Humane Society ,1392 Shelter Glen, Lake City, FL 32055. GA TEW AY -FOREST LA WN FUNERAL HOME 3596 S. US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025. (386) 752-1954. Pauline Davis Pauline Davis, 85, of Lake City, Florida passed away on January 30, 2014 at the North Florida Re gional Medical Center, Gaines ville, Florida. She was born in Chipley, Florida to the late War ren and Maggie Mae [Sasser] Rabon and had lived here in Co lumbia County since 1950. She was a loving mother, grand, great grand and great great grandmoth ers, the love of her pets, and was quite the yard sale queen, but her greatest joy was her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Fred, Tom, and Jack Rabon, her sis ters, Loreen, Louise, and Dolly. (Connie) Davis, James (Linda) Davis both of Lulu, FL; and Eddie (Sherry) Davis of Lake City, FL; daughters, Illine (Otis) Richardson of Palatka, FL and Susie (Larry) Schneiders of Lake City, FL; brother, Doyle (Sara) Rabon of Graceville, FL; and sister, Rosa Lee Cutchins of Marianna, FL; 14 grandchil dren, 26 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be con ducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Arnold in Forest Lawn Memorial Gar will be held Sunday evening, Feb ruary 2, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. un til 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. GA TEW AY -FOREST LA WN 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 www.gatewayforestlawn.com. Dwight Walker Mr. Dwight Walker, 77, of White Springs, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 31, 2014 in the North Florida Regional Medical Center following an extended ill ness. A native of Tifton, Georgia, Mr. Walker had been a resident of Hamilton County for the past for ty-six years having moved here from Tifton. The son of the late Artful and Annie Kerce Walker, Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Huwel, Pride and Herb Walker and Joyce Martin, Alma Willis and Odene Hand. A veteran of the U.S. Army Mr. Walker had worked as a mines maintenance supervisor for Occidental Chemi cal Corp. (PCS) for many years prior to retiring. Mr. Walker en spending time with his grandchil dren. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Laura Whitton Walker; his daughters, Tracy (Richard) Godbold of White Springs; Janice (Donnie) Crumley of Omega, Georgia; and special friends Donnie and Teresa Feagle of White Springs. great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Walker will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, in the Chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home with Rev. family will receive friends for ONE HOUR PRIOR to the ser vice. Interment with full Military Honors will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in the Florida National Cemetery family requests that memorial donations be made to the Suwan nee River Breast Cancer Aware ness Association, PO BOX 1394, Lake City, FL 32056 Arrange ments are under the direction of the D EES -P A RR ISH F AMI L Y F UNE R A L HOME 458 S. Mar ion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386)752-1234 please sign our on-line family guestbook at par rishfamilyfuneralhome.com. Elizabeth Voncile Mershon Pearce shon Pearce, age 73, of Lake City, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30 in the Shands at Lake Shore Hospital in Lake City of natural causes. She had resided in Lake City all of her life. Eliz abeth graduated from Columbia High School in 1958 and mar ried her high school sweetheart, Jack Wendell Pearce. Elizabeth retired from the Florida Divi sion of Forestry after 30 years of service. She was a mem ber of the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Lake City and was an avid reader, quilter and loved Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jack Wen dell Pearce of Lake City; one Jacksonville, Fla.; her two sons, Christopher Pearce and Jonathan Pearce both of Lake City; her two brothers, Jimmy Mershon and Bobby Mershon both of Lake City; her two sisters, Linda Kay Thomas and Erma Lee Burn ham both of Lake City; her three granddaughters, Angie Hopkins, Amber Mann and Dana Mann; her 3 great grandchildren, Chris tin, Brandi, Caleb, Samantha, Ciarra, Camryn, Annika Hop kins and Gabriella Honeycutt. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 at the Pine Grove Bap tist Church with Rev. Ron friends will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday (one hour before ser vice) at the church. GUERR Y FUNERAL HOME, 2659 SW Main Blvd. Lake City, Fla. is in charge of arrangements. www.guerryfuneralhome.net. Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. 5A 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL (Next to Courthouse) Thera Smith Mayo This week we pause to celebrate your life and legacy. Although you are no longer with us physically, you will forever remain with us in spirit. The grandchildren are really growing up. You would be proud. The family is all together and we thank you for all that you have instilled in us. We appreciate you and love you much. May you continue to Rest in peace. The Mayo & Smith Family Albert (Husband) Annie Mae Smith (Mother) Children: Felicia (Forrest), Antoinette (Walter), Eric (Tracy) and Alonzo Grandchildren: Wesley, Kendall, Cori, Eryn and Madison Family Pets: Bonzy and Mieke Want to be a part of the 2014 North Florida Home and Patio Show? The first weekend in March your business can be a part of the 11th Annual Home and Patio Show Each year this event attracts thousands of guests looking to see what your business has to offer. To participate in the 2014 North Florida Home and Patio Show Contact a Rotary Representative at 386-365-6076 ATTENTION BUSINESSES! DONT MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY! AND 159 SW Spencer Court, Lake City, FL O 242 near Casey Jones Campground (386) 243-1607 Email: email@example.com For more information: Lake City Healing Room Announce the Opening of the Hours: Monday Evening 6-9:00 p.m. (Other times by appointment) LAKE CITY 352-374-4534 426 SW Commerce Dr., Suite 130 WILSONS OUTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 WilsonsOutfitters@comcast.net BCS Championship cups are here! Sale continues on All insulated camo jackets & coveralls 25% off Yeti Coolers & Case Knives (In Stock) 10% off OBITUARIES Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 5A COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter. com.
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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, February 2, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com 1BSPORTS CHS looks to repeat as softball state champions. Return of the ringBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High has the unenviable task of trying to top a 28-4 season that concluded with a Class 6A State Championship in soft-ball. With the entire start-ing lineup back this sea-son, the Lady Tigers might be a team that has a shot of doing it. You wont hear head coach Jimmy Williams talk about an undefeated sea-son with a schedule that is packed with perennial powerhouse programs, but the Lady Tigers also have a packed lineup. Last year, Columbia was able to navigate through the playoffs with two soph-omore pitchers. This sea-son, the veteran group of Erin Anderson and Ashley Shoup could be one of the Lady Tigers strengths. Our pitching, you can just see a years growth in them, Williams said. Their pitches are a lot sharper and the velocity is up a little bit, especially in Anderson. It seems like theyve both gotten better in the areas where they were weak. Erin, last year, her change-up wasnt her best pitch. Now, shes got that working really good. With Ashley, her ability to hit locations is her best point. Anderson will be the teams No. 1 pitcher, but that doesnt mean that Williams lacks any confi-dence in Shoup. In fact, hes seen Shoup deliver in the biggest of moments, including last years Final Four. I plan to use both pitchers just like last year, Williams said. I kind of like our pitchers to pitch to the batting order twice before switching. I will probably stay with that. I wont have any special rotation. Still, Williams believes that Anderson has taken her game to the next level and could be in store for a special year. This year, Erin has the tools to handle whatever, Williams said. I expect her strikeouts to be a lot more than in the past. Shes per-fected a strikeout pitch. Its also a good pitch to keep her head in the count. I think she has the ability to strikeout more than in the past. Shes a junior thats been in tough games, so her confidence is up. I just see her really shining for us this year, because of her maturity and comfort level in the program. She JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High head coach Jimmy Williams and the Clas s 6A state championship softball team return to action this week. CHS continued on 2B FILEFlorida State quarterback Jameis Winston shows off the national championship trophy.Seminoles celebrateBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comTALLAHASSEE Nearly a month after winning the third national champion-ship in the schools history, there was still reason to cel-ebrate for Florida State. The Seminole faithful gathered on Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium to rejoice in Florida States unbeaten season. As host Gene Deckerhoff called it, The undaunted, unconquered, and unbe-lievable season for the Seminoles. Florida State capped off NOLES continued on 3B
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Clippers at Denver, 9 p.m.Toronto at Utah, 9 p.m.Chicago at Sacramento, 10 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS CHS: Season beginning on Tuesday Continued From Page 1Balso works pretty hard at it. Shes also been pretty good at hitting during practice so far. As a whole, this group is striving to accomplish great things. The ultimate goal is to repeat as state champi-ons, but there are a lot of small goals that are obtain-able along the way. They have a chance to win 100 games in their career, Williams said. Thats something that usu-ally doesnt happen. Theyve won 26, 28 and 22. Theyre kind of averaging 25 wins. That would be a first-time feat. With returning Class 6A state player of the year Kayli Kvistad leading the way at the plate, Williams said that this team is poised. The thing I like about them is that theyre just qui-etly confident that theyre good, Williams said. Even when I told them how tough our schedule is going to be, they didnt even blink. They dont want it to be easy. They want it to be hard and be prepared when the time comes. Our schedule allows that to happen. They were ready to play the day they put on their cleats. But Kvistad isnt the only superstar in the lineup. It takes a team to win a state championship and the Lady Tigers have that in every player. Its just amazing that you have this many people in the same school that have the same goal and have done a lot for our program, Williams said. Theyve put us on the map. Im just hon-ored and blessed to be a part of them. Theyre going to make Columbia High School proud on and off the field. Columbia opens the season at Atlantic Coast High in Jacksonville at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Tigers take 2nd placeBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High will send 13 wrestlers to the regional competition after a second-place finish in Tallahassee during the District 2-2A meet. Columbia had three wrestlers take first place in the meet. Cole Horton won the 106-pound weight class, Kaleb Warner won the 132-pound weight class and Lucas Bradley took home the 195-pound weight class. Dustin Regar (138), Jake Maguire (145), Jordan Nash (170), Christian Thompson (182) and Marcus Zeighler (285) had second-place fin-ishes. Josh Wine (113) and Austin Chapman (152) each finished in third. Brandon Wine (126) and Josh Rodgers (160) had fourth-place finishes. Columbia finished with 183.5 points to take second place with Lincoln claiming 218 points for the champion-ship. We are a young team and pushed the senior-heavy Lincoln early on, Columbia head coach Kevin Warner said. COURTESYColumbia Highs wrestling team finished in second plac e at the District 2-2A meet. JASON MATTHEW WALKER //Lake City ReporterHarrison Shubert slides safely into home during the Pur ple & Gold baseball game on Friday. CHS brings in new year with weekend festivitiesBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High baseball had its Purple & Gold Game on Friday and invited out former Tigers for an Alumni Day on Saturday. Saturday began with a hit-a-thon for all var-sity and junior varsity players. Everyone took a turn or two in the batting cage. The hit-a-thon lets the parents see them hit a little bit, Columbia head coach Heath Phillips said. Some of the pitchers dont get to hit much. I was one of those coming up. This lets them all come out and have a little fun taking batting practice. The home run derby was next on Saturday and Phillips let a couple of play-ers take on the alumni. Senior Levi Hollingsworth bested the field of veter-ans. Defending champion Michael Kirkman and Kevin Kennington tied for second. An alumni softball game was planned for the afternoon. The conces-sion stand was open and offered a pulled pork sand-wich special. Phillips was pleased with the effort in the Purple & Gold Game. We were looking for command in the strike zone out of our arms, to not be afraid of contact, Phillips said. The reason is, you have eight more guys in the field and that is the only way to get outs. We are trying to instill that in our pitchers. Columbias offense is coming around. We hit the ball decent and a couple of guys came through in clutch situa-tions, Phillips said. The young kids saw a lot of pitches. I think the bats will come along. We were aggressive running the bases. We work on it every day and both teams did that very well. Columbia hosts preseason classic games this week, starting with CHS vs. Lafayette High at 7 p.m. Thursday. On Friday, Hamilton County High plays Madison County High at 7 p.m. Saturdays games are Lafayette vs. Hamilton County at 4:30 p.m. and Columbia vs. Madison County at 7 p.m. (Friday) was our first time under the lights, Phillips said. The kids finally know what they are playing for. Our goal is to go 1-0 every night. TIM KIRBY /Lake City ReporterFort White football celebratesFort White High head coach Demetric Jackson shows off gi fts presented him by the football team and Fort White Quarterback Club at the awards banquet on Saturday at First Baptist Church of High Springs. Jackson was given a football si gned by all the players from the game where Fort White clinched its first district champions hip. He also received pictures of the 2013 team and the seniors. A complete list of award wi nners and additional pictures will be in Tuesdays Lake City Reporter.
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 3B3BSPORTS BRIEFS GAMES Monday Q Fort White High boys weightlifting intrasquad lift-a-thon, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday Q Columbia High girls tennis vs. Orange Park High, 3:30 p.m. Q Columbia High boys tennis vs. Union County High, 3:30 p.m. Q Fort White High baseball vs. St. Francis High in preseason classic game at Gainesville High, 4:30 p.m. Q Fort White High softball at Suwannee High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High softball at Atlantic Coast High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Thursday Q Columbia High tennis vs. Middleburg High, 3 p.m. Q Columbia High baseball vs. Lafayette High in preseason classic, 7 p.m. Q Fort White High baseball vs. Lincoln High in preseason classic game at Gainesville High, 7 p.m. Friday Q Columbia High wrestling in Region 1-2A tournament at Chiles High, TBA Q Fort White High softball vs. Santa Fe High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High boys basketball vs. Gainesville High in District 2-6A tournament at Oakleaf High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High softball at Baker County High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High boys basketball vs. Bradford High/Interlachen High winner in District 5-4A tournament at Bradford, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Q Columbia High weightlifters Kayla Carman, Kallie Horton, Glendasha Johnson at FHSAA state meet in Kissimmee, 10:30 a.m. Q Columbia High baseball vs. Madison County High in preseason classic, 7 p.m. YOUTH SOFTBALL GSACC final sign-up today Girls Softball Association of Columbia Countys final spring registration at Brians Sports on U.S. Highway 90 west is today. Cost is $55 per player, $75 for two players in a family, and $95 for three or more players in a family. For details, call Kim Duffiney at 365-6079. YOUTH BASEBALL Lake City registration ends Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball online registration is at www.lcccyb.com through today. Cost per player is $75 plus the online fee. For details, call Jessica Langley at 867-1897.Fort White late registration Fort White Youth Baseball late registration is today at the South Columbia Sports Complex. There will be an additional charge of $5 and late applicants will be put on a holding list. For details, call Cedric May at 623-1122. CHS FOOTBALL Q-back Club meeting Monday The CHS Quarterback Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jones Fieldhouse. For details, e-mail Randy Thomas at Tazlic09@gmail.com Q From staff reports JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Dilan Hall swats the ball away from For t White Highs Richard Rodriguez on Tuesday.CHS knocks off Suwannee, in final game of season a 14-0 regular season with a win against Auburn in the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 6. The Seminoles had planned to celebrate the win previously, but the event was delayed until Saturday so more of the players could attend. Most of all, the event was a chance to give back to the fans. This is one of the most different places (to play), Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said. Its very unique to play here and we cant thank our fans enough. It was an event that the Seminoles have waited for since their last national championship in 1999. For Deckerhoff, the moment almost seemed too good to be true. You almost have to pinch yourself, Deckerhoff told the crowd. Fisher also gave special thanks to the Seminole Indian tribe for being allowed to keep that name. To be called Seminoles, and keep that name is unbe-lievable, Fisher said. And the event had a shout-out to Lake Citys Timmy Jernigan from the coach as well. We have to give special thanks to Timmy Jernigan as one of the juniors coming out, Fisher said. The coach noted that the championship was a team effort and that the group wasnt out for individual goals. The team was put ahead of individual accomplish-ments, Fisher said. We didnt just develop into a team, we developed into a program. I plan on being here for a long time. The final message of the day was one that the Seminole faithful will be glad to here. Florida State is ready to do it all over again. Were not done yet, Fisher said. I promise ya. Receiver Rashad Greene said that being a champi-on again will be hard, but the Seminoles are ready to begin the process. It starts off right now, Greene said. We have been there and now we know what to do. But next year doesnt matter to all those in attendance today. Where this years Florida State team will rank among the all-time greats can be debat-ed later. Fisher is just glad to be considered among the greats. In my mind, were one of the greatest teams in college football history, Fisher said. NOLES: Ready to repeat Continued From Page 1B By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comThe baseball honors, and frequent flyer miles, keep coming for Lake Citys Jacob Tillotson. Tillotson was named shortstop of the Florida League All-Decade Team last week. He was among 18 players that made the all-decade roster for the six-team league. Playing in 46 games for the Leesburg Lightning in 2011, Tillotson hit .351 (66 for 188 the league record for hits in a season) and led the league in runs scored with 48. Tillotson had 12 extra base hits including two home runs. He drove in 26 runs and stole five bases. Tillotson started on the University of Tampas National Championship team last year and returns to the Spartans in 2014 for his senior season. He was first team All-South as a junior. The University of Tampa recently returned from a trip to Cuba where the team played a series of exhibition games. Tillotsons baseball journey has taken him to Fort White High and Columbia High, where he gradu-ated. He signed a schol-arship with the University of Florida. After a redshirt season he transferred to Santa Fe College and then to Tampa. The Cuba trip was not Tillotsons first venture out of the United States to play baseball. He was a mem-ber of the 2007 USA 16U National Team that won the gold medal at the World Youth Championships in Venezuela. The Florida Collegiate Summer League is a wood bat league founded in 2003. It is an affiliate of the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball, which operates under NCAA guidelines. In addition to Leesburg, the Florida League has teams in DeLand, Orlando, Sanford, Winter Park and College Park in Orlando. COURTESYFormer Columbia High and Fort White High baseball player Jacob Tillotson was named to the Florida League All-Decade Team. Tillotson named to Florida League All-Decade Team By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High put an end to rival Suwannee High in the final home game of the season on Friday with a 49-46 win over the Bulldogs. The Tigers jumped out to a 16-7 lead in the first quarter and looked like they would cruise to a win. Suwannee battled back in the fourth quarter and took the lead with 3:31 remaining in the game, but a pair of 3-pointers from seniors Tre Simmons and Robert Dace helped the Tigers hang on for the win. It was Senior Night, so it was emotional for them, Columbia head coach Horace Jefferson said. Tre played the whole game and I really think it came down to him not only having 18 points, but the way he played on defense. Simmons led the Tigers with his 18 points in the game, and Dilan Hall also scored in double digits with 13 in the contest. Jordan Coppock had nine points, Andrew Moemeka scored four, Dace had three points and Darrell Jones contributed two. Jefferson also wanted to give praise to the crowd that came out to the Tigers inaugural cancer aware-ness night for helping push the Tigers through. We just have to thank everyone that came out and packed the house, Jefferson said. But the coach now turns his eyes toward the district playoffs. Columbia travels to Oakleaf High to take on Gainesville at 6 p.m. on Friday in the District 2-6A semifinals.Suwannee junior varsity player injuredAntrez Hunter, 16, was taken by helicop-ter to Shands Hospital in Gainesville after sustaining a head injury during the junior varsity game on Friday. He tried to draw a charge before his head connected with the ground and lay on the floor receiving medi-cal attention by those on hand. He never really fully regained consciousness, Suwannee junior varsity coach Alex Cameron said. He was in and out. Hunter was the second Suwannee basketball play-er to sustain a head injury this season. Columbia coach Horace Jefferson reported on Saturday that he received word Hunter would be all right.
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BRENDAN FARRINGTON AP Political Writer TALLAHASSEE The Republican Party of Florida is spending at least $100,000 on a Web ad blam ing former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist for the states economic downturn and criticizing him for running for the U.S. Senate in the middle of it. The party is buying ad space on YouTube, Hulu and other websites. It comes as now-Democrat Crist prepares to bring on a campaign manager in his effort to win back his old job with his new party and as a Quinnipiac University poll this week showed Crist with an eight-point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott. The ad is called Ran Away and lists the states economic problems under Crist including leading the nation in home foreclo sures, soaring unemploy ment, steep drops in prop erty values and more. Which governor took Florida to the bottom? an announcer asks. Charlie Crist. Whats worse, he didnt stay to fix the mess. He ran away. Tried to go to Washington instead. Charlie Crist slick politi cian, lousy governor. While its true Floridas economy tanked while Crist was governor, there was a global economic downturn and Florida would have been caught up in it regardless of who was governor. Still Scotts campaign and Republicans are making the economy a main focus in Novembers election, including the fact that unemployment has gone down since Scott took office three years ago. Crist ran for Senate in 2010 instead of seeking a second term as governor. While he began the cam paign as a Republican, he finished it as an indepen dent candidate after fall ing behind eventual win ner Marco Rubio in the Republican primary. Crists gubernatorial campaign used the release of the ad as an opportunity to criticize Scotts recently released budget proposal, which relies on an increase in property taxes to help boost school funding. Charlie Crist is fighting for an economy that is fair and works for the middle class, while Rick Scott is raising taxes on the middle class to provide special tax breaks for the special interests funding these negative ads, said spokes man Kevin Cate. Meanwhile, Crists campaign announced that Omar Khan will fill the role of campaign manager in February. Khan is leav ing a position with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to run the cam paign. He was President Barack Obamas national associate political director during the 2012 re-election campaign and served as the Florida deputy political director on Obamas 2008 campaign. I love him. He loves Florida. Hes coming home to help us put the people back in charge, Crist said through a spokesman. 1CBIZ FRONT Lake City Reporter Week of Sunday, February 2-8, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1CColumbia Inc. NEW LOCATION Virginia Tiner & Associates BOOKKEEPING AND TAX SERVICE Corner of Baya & S.E. Llewellyn Ave. Lake City, Fl (across from East Side School) (386) 758-9808 Shelley Pinkham, Virginia Tiner, Melinda Powell, and Fran Witt Over 30 Years Serving Lake City Business attire for students in need CAREER CLOSET AT FGC By TROY ROBERTS Special to the Reporter A job interview usually requires a person to be dressed in profes sional attire suit and tie for men, skirt and heels for women. Sometimes, though, the applicant doesnt have access to these things due to financial limitations. If youre a student at Florida Gateway College, however, a new opportunity has presented itself to help pre pare you for that upcoming interview. Florida Gateway College has launched its Career Closet, a Phi Theta Kappa service project that provides professional attire to students in need. Students can schedule an appointment to shop, and a PTK officer will take them to the Career Closet and help them pick out an outfit. Students can choose from an assortment of clothes, shoes, and accesso ries, and these items are theirs to keep. Florida Gateway College certainly sup ports its students and wants to give them every opportunity to get a job, transfer to the college of their choice and make decisions for the rest of their lives, said Dr. Charles Hall, FGC president. Whats even more exciting is when student groups step up to help fel low students, such as with the Career Closet. This is an idea of students, by students, and for students, and we couldnt be more proud of the Phi Theta Kappa group sponsoring the Career Closet. The Career Closet has been in the works since last year and just launched, thanks to donations from business and community indi viduals. FGC has converted several rooms in its old dormitories to make room for the Career Closet, which includes mens and womens fitting areas, as well as a drop off COURTESY FGC Pictured are Wendi Jennings, left, Phi Theta Kappa president, and Stephanie Lansford, past PTK president. CLOSET continued on 2C GOP attacks Crist on the economy, Senate attempt
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Classified Department: 755-5440 LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDSUNDAY, FEBRUARY2, 20143C 386-755-9527 In Lake City, FL Is hiring for the following positions Sales Associate: Applicant must possess personal skill Be a team player Previous sales experience a must. Service Technician: Applicant must have his/or her own tools. Service experience is necessary. 1152 SW Business Point Dr. Lake City, FL 32025 Apply online @ www.sitel.com Agreat placeto work!S i tel Lake City Reporter Classifieds Classifieds dial-a-pro Reporter Service DirectoryTo place a Reporter Service Directory Ad in Columbia and surrounding CountiesHighlight Your Reporter Service Directory Ad With Ar twork-Ask Your Representative For Details 386-755-5440 ServicesBANKRUPTCY/DIVORCE Other Court Forms Asst. Exp'd. / Reasonable 386-961-5896 LegalPublic Auction1990 TOYOTAVIN# 4T1SV24E7LU1535302000 DODGEVIN# 2B7JB21Y6YK111970To be held 2/15/14, 8:00 am at Bryants Tire and Towing 1165 East Duval St. Lake City FL3205505543217FEBRUARY2, 2014 100Job Opportunities05543108The City of Lake City has openings for the following full-time positions: Collection Technician-WWTP Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator "B Communication Supervisor Police Officer Reserve Police Officer Firefighter Administrative Secretary Mechanic ITSystem Specialist Obtain detailed job descriptions and applications by visiting 1st floor receptionist in City Hall 205 N Marion Avenue, Lake City, FL32055 or visit our web site at www.lcfla.com The City of Lake City is an EEO/AA/ADA/VPemployer 05543117Lender Opportunities are available for sales-oriented lenders possessing business development and consumer /commercial credit underwriting skills.The candidate must possess the ability to communicate effectively with customers and loan assistants. Competitive salary and benefits are provided to the right candidate. Prior banking experience is preferred. Loan Assistant Columbia Bank is seeking a qualified individual for an Administrative Assistant in its Lending Department.The position requires extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office. The preferred candidate must be familiar with title policies, appraisals, and settlement statements.The candidate must possess the ability to communicate effectively with customers and loan officers.A positive and professional attitude, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks with little supervision are needed.Prior banking experience is preferred. Mortgage Processor Columbia Bank is seeking a qualified individual for a Mortgage Processor in its Lending Department. The preferred candidate must possess the ability to process residential mortgage requests, including preparing the Good Faith Estimate, Truth in Lending disclosures, ordering appraisals, title work, reviewing insurance needs and seeing the application through to the closing.The candidate must possess the ability to communicate effectively with customers and loan officers.Apositive and professional attitude, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task with little supervision are needed. Prior banking experience is preferred. Agreat opportunity awaits you at Columbia Bank; fax your resume to Human Resources at (386)752-0022, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an application online at www.columbiabankflorida.com or in person at 4785 West US Highway 90 Lake City, Florida E.O.E./M/F/H/V/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE 05543124Administrative Assistant White Springs, Florida Verifiable job history. Strong computer skills. Able to be trained in our specialty. Able to perform without constant supervision. Must be flexible and team player. Great communication skills. Must want to work for a stable company. POSITION NEEDS TO BE FILLED IMMEDIATELY Please email resume to email@example.com g 100Job Opportunities05543146DONOR RELATIONS ASSISTANT The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc. is seeking a Donor Relations Assistant. See www.youthranches.org/career for the job description and requirements. AN EQUALOPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ADRUG FREE WORKPLACE 05543172ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ENGLISH 164 Duty DaysTenure Track to Commence Fall 2014 Full-time, tenure track position teaching Freshman Composition I and II, Literature Courses (American, British, or World) and creative writing; and other duties as assigned. Requires Masters degree or doctorate with at least 18 graduate credits in English prefix courses. Proven ability to teach English Composition and Literature to freshman and sophomore college students; ability to work with computers, web-based instruction, and multi-media presentational teaching technologies. Ability, willingness, and qualifications to teach in other areas (such as speech, or humanities) are advantages. Substantive experience teaching both traditional and online courses is desirable. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MATHEMATICS 164 Duty DaysTenure Track To Commence Fall 2014 Teach Developmental Arithmetic, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra courses. Teach College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Mathematics for Liberal Arts, Statistics, and Calculus. Work with others in Mathematics Department to develop and revise curriculum. Requires Masters degree with minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in mathematics prefix courses. Ability to teach a variety of mathematics courses including Developmental Arithmetic, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and potentially Statistics and Calculus. Experience in using technology in Mathematics. Ability to work well with others. Experience with or desire to teach distance-learning, online, and/or evening courses. Desirable Qualifications: College teaching experience. Ability to work with graphing calculators and TI-Navigator equipment. Willingness to explore Web based instruction, and multi-media presentational teaching technologies and a willingness to teach evening classes. Salary: Based on degree and experience. Application Deadline: 2/28/14 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available on web at: www .fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL32025-2007 Ph (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: human,firstname.lastname@example.org FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment 05543200Activities DirectorNeeded The right candidate must be able to plan, develop, organize, evaluate and direct the activity programs in a 180 bed skilled nursing and rehab facility in accordance with federal, state and company guidelines. Must be proficient in resident assessment related to the emotional, recreational, psychological and social needs of the residents. Must have at least 2 years related management or activities experience. College degree preferred. Environmental and Laundry Services Director Needing a seasoned manager with at least 2-5 years related management experience in housekeeping, laundry and environmental services. Must be able to manage staffing, budgeting and day to day operations in a 180 bed nursing facility. Call Staff Development at 386-362-7860 or come in person to Suwannee Health Care Center, 1620 Helvenston Street, Live Oak, FL, 32064 100Job OpportunitiesASSISTANTNEEDED Must be flexible, able to work weekends. Great personality, outgoing & be a team player. Salary negotiable plus benefits. Send resume to Suwannee Music Par, 3076 95th Dr., Live Oak, FL 32060 No phone calls please Class A CDLDrivers needed! Home every night. Must have clean MVR & stable work history. Call John Dill 386-294-2024 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: 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: email@example.com Industrial Structural/Mechanical Designer-Draftsman Must have experience in design and detailing Material Handling Equipment (conveyor systems) and related structural steel support systems. Proficiency in AutoCAD is necessary. DO NOTAPPLYIN PERSON Send resume to Draftsman 3631 US Highway 90 East Lake City, Fl 32055 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 386.755.1376 Now hiring Part time Experienced Servers and Cooks Only need apply. Apply in person, No phone calls please. IHOP, Lake City Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. WernerEnterprises : 1-855-515-8447 TMC ENVIRONMENTAL now hiring part time laborers. Starting pay $12/hr, Must pass background check, physical, and drug screen. Call 386-438-8258 M-F 8am-5pm 120Medical Employment05543035LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL LPN F/T& PRN (Night Shift) For a small acute care critical access hospital located in Lake Butler, FL. 2 yearsexperience, FL. Licensed. Please visit our website www .lakebutlerhospital.com to fill out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9260 Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Laboratory Director RN Home Health RN ER RN ICU Phone: 850-584-0635 email@example.com Fax: 850-584-0661 EOE/DFWP Looking for Nurse Practitioner or a PAto fill the vacancy at Mercy Medical Urgent Care Call 386-758-2944 Master'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 @ rhapa.com Email resume to: www .firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (386) 754-9017. 120Medical EmploymentSeeking Licensed FL Mental Health Pr ofessional for work with youth in an outpatient SA, AM, and MH treatment program. Masters degree and minimum of 24 months experience required. Background and reference checks also required. Work hours: approximately 8 to10 hours per week. Competitive salary. Please fax resume to 352-379-2843 or e-mail to email@example.com. 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 class2/10/2014 Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class2/10/2014 LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies 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 GE Refrigerator Clean, works great. $175 386-292-3927 Studio Piano Suitable for small church or home $450 OBO 386-292-3927 WHIRLPOOLWASHER white, looks and runs great, 1 year old $195 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent14 WIDE 2br/2ba Quiet Park No Pets Clean Country Living $475 Ref & Dep required 386-758-2280 1br/1ba Mobile Home east of Lake City, near Timco. No pets. Call 386-758-0057 water & elect included $450/mo+$450/Sec. 2 & 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 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 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 www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 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 Citys 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 $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Brandywine Apartments Now renting CH/A 1, 2 &3 bedrooms. 386-752-3033 730 WGrandview Ave, Lake City 1 bedroom $5402 bedroom $5603 bedroom $580 We accept Section 8 Housing This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. Equal Housing Opportunity TDD 1-800-955-8771 Rental assistance may be available for thos who qualify. Branford Villas Apartment 517 SE Craven St Branford, Fl 32008 386-935-2319 Now renting 1 & 2 bedrooms 1 bedroom $5402 bedroom $570 CH/A We accept Section 8 Housing This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer Equal Housing Opportunity TDD 1-800-955-8771 Rental assistance may be available for those who qualify Downtown Ft White Upstairs Studio Apt, private and clean, Must have ref.1st+last+sec. $450/mo Available Feb 1st. 941-924-5183 Nice 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 3/2 with florida room, beautiful deck and fenced yard, in town excellent neighborhood. $875/mth. Call 386-288-8705 ALandlord You Can Love! 3br/1.5ba, Eat in Kitchen, CH/A, 2 car carport $800mth + dep 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 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 pymt, $24,900, ($256 month) 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale 1BR/1BAw /24x30 workshop on 2.8 acres. Owner financing $4K down $491/mo 201 NWBronco Terr. 352-215-1018 www .LandOwnerFinancing.com BRICK DUPLEX plus vacant lot near Baya/McFarlane $97,000 firm cash only 386.961.9181 820Farms & Acreage1/2 ACRE lots; great distance from Lake City, Live Oak & Branford. Owner financing: $300 down; $77 per month Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 950Cars forSale 2005 PT Cruiser Touring Edition, less than 14,000 miles (1 elderly owner) like new. $6,500 (386) 961-9544REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com 755-5440Toplace your classified ad call nr 5 a week days Lake City ReporterREPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com
4C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2-8, 20144CBIZ COURTESY BETSY TYLERMillion-dollar sales clubHallmark real estate of Lake City announced that six of the ir Realtors sold more than a million dollars worth of p roperty in 2013. This may be an indication of a bit of recovery in the local real estate market. It reflects a lot of hard work, a spokesperson said. Selling more than a million were: Ginger Parker, Robin Williams and Vic Lantroop. Selling more than two million were Paula Lawrence, Nate Sweat and top producer Teresa Spradley. From left: Ginger Parker, Nate Sweat, Paula Lawre nce, Teresa Spradley, Robin Williams and Vic Lantroop. Keystone XL oil pipeline clears a major hurdleMATTHEW DALYAssociated PressWASHINGTON The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to the controversial pipeline from Canada through the heart of the U.S. Republicans and some oiland gas-producing states cheered, but the report further ran-kled environmentalists already at odds with President Barack Obama. The department report stops short of recommending approval of the $7 billion pipeline, which has become a major symbol of the political debate over climate change. But the review gives Obama new cover if he chooses to endorse the pipeline in spite of opposition from many Democrats and environmental groups. Foes say the pipeline would carry dirty oil that contributes to global warming. They also worry about a spill. Republicans and business and labor groups have urged Obama to approve the pipeline to create thou-sands of jobs and move toward North American energy independence. The pipeline is also strongly supported by Democrats in oil and gas-producing states, including Sens. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Mark Begich of Alaska and Mark Pryor of Arkansas. All face re-election this year and could be politically damaged by rejection of the pipeline. Republican Mitt Romney carried all three states in the 2012 presiden-tial election. The 1,179-mile pipeline would travel through the heart of the United States, carrying oil derived fr om tar sands in western Canada to a hub in Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines to carry more than 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day to refineries in Texas. Canadian tar sands are likely to be developed regardless of U.S. action on the pipeline, the report said, and other options to get the oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries including rail, trucks and barges would be worse for climate change. Approval or denial of any one crude oil transport project ... is unlikely to significantly impact the rate of extraction in the oil sands or the continued demand for heavy crude oil at refineries in the United States, the report states. State Department approval is needed because the pipeline crosses a U.S. border. The Environmental Protection Agency and other departments will have 90 days to comment before State makes a recommenda-tion to Obama on whether the project is in the national interest. A final decision by the government is not expected before summer. Senate: Delay flood insurance hikesAssociated PressWASHINGTON Hundreds of thousands of homeowners in coastal and flood-prone areas would win pro-tection from sharply higher federal flood insurance premiums under leg-islation muscled through the Senate on Thursday after angry constitu-ents inundated Capitol Hill with com-plaints. The 67-32 vote reflects widespread alarm about changes enacted two years ago to shore up the programs finances. In many cases the chang-es produced unexpected, sky-high insurance rates that are unaffordable for many homeowners in flood-prone areas whose insurance has histori-cally been subsidized by the govern-ment and other policyholders. Something is just terribly wrong when homeowners are more worried about raging flood premiums than they are about raging floods, said Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. The bill would delay for up to four years huge premium increases that are supposed to phase in next year and beyond under new and updated government flood maps. It also would allow homeowners to pass below-cost policies on to people who buy their homes. People who have recently bought homes and face sharp, imme-diate jumps in their premiums would see those increases rolled back. Opponents of the bill say it unravels long-sought reforms of the flood insurance program, which has required numerous taxpayer bailouts and owes $24 billion to the Treasury Department as a result. Its simply irresponsible for the Senate to gut reforms they over-whelmingly adopted just a year and a half ago, said Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense. He called the bill an empty, feel-good, four-year delay that will keep people in harms way, acceler-ate the insolvency of the program, increase uncertainty about future rates, and cost taxpayers billions. The measure goes to the GOPcontrolled House, where theres tension between supporters of the Senate approach and top Republicans like Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who is largely standing behind the 2012 changes. Hensarling spokes-man David Popp said the chairman wants free-market alternatives to the government-run flood insurance program. But allies of delaying the rate hikes demonstrated in a 281-146 vote last year in the House that they have sweeping support for delaying pre-mium increases. That vote, on an amendment by Rep. Bill Cassidy, was included in this months government-wide funding bill. It effectively guaran-tees a few months relief to those fac-ing increases late this year because of new maps but doesnt allow people to pass below-market rates on to people who buy their homes. At issue is the government-run flood insurance program, in which taxpayers and other homeowners subsidize below-risk rates paid on older homes in both coastal areas threatened by hurricanes and big storms and inland areas near flood-prone rivers.
LIFE Sunday, February 2, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D Lake City Reporter1DLIFE Story ideas?Contact EditorRobert Bridges754firstname.lastname@example.org By AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the ReporterFORT WHITE H is desk looks like the aftermath of an explosion in a paper factory. His accent can make his speech a little hard to follow when he gets excited. But if there is such a thing as a born teacher, Mike Reid is that man. For him, teaching isnt just a job; its a daily celebration of his stu-dents and their growing abilities. Reid cant recall a time when he didnt want to be a teacher. Even while growing up in Jamaica, his favorite game was playing teach-er to a class made up of his seven siblings. And from the beginning, what he wanted to teach was math. Its beautiful, he says. Logical. It was the easiest thing for me to teach because I could make up the problems and solutions as I went. After completing his initial certification at St. Josephs Teaching College in Kingston, Jamaica, Reid taught in his native country for nearly 10 years. But his wife Ena, a nurse, sought greater opportuni-ties in the United States, and Reid followed her here in 1990. Certified and nominatedIn order to meet Florida certification requirements, Reid completed a bachelors degree in elementary education from Nova Southeastern University in 1993 and immedi-ately after graduation was hired by Ridgewood Park Elementary School in Orlando. Reid spent the next decade teaching in Orlando elemen-tary schools. Along the way, he completed a masters degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern (he also holds a bachelors degree in theology for good measure) and was nominated for Disneys American Teacher Awards. He ended up being recruited by the Columbia County school system in 2003 and taught at Five Points Elementary School and Niblack Elementary School before starting at Fort White Middle School in 2009.Assessing more than mathReids messy desk belies a highly organized approach to teaching. I do my own diagnostics on each child at the beginning of the year to see what skills they have. I dont just rely on previous test scores, he explained. When I know exactly what a child does and doesnt know, I can build from there. This is cru-cial because each new concept in math builds on previous concepts. Take fractions, for example. If you mess up teaching fractions to a child, youve messed that child up mathematically for the rest of their school days because so many later skills depend on an understanding of how fractions work. Sometimes Reids assessment of a student takes in more than their math skills. Because they require a lot of focus and concentration, math skills tend to be among the first to suffer when a student is going through some sort of trau-ma, he says. I had one student whose grades were dropping and who was becoming increasingly difficult to handle. When I talked to him about it, he nearly exploded. It turned out that his parents were going through a divorce and he was having a lot of trouble dealing with it. He needed someone to hear him out and give him some extra support as he worked through his emotions. Another student was becoming extremely withdrawn. In his case, the problem turned out to be homelessness. That one, I had to refer to guidance so that the authorities would be notified and his family could be linked to the help they needed. But even Reids skills at assessment take a back seat to his pas-sion for communicating his enthu-siasm about math. Math can be funMath is everywhere, he said. What I have to do is show my students how it applies to things theyre interested in. I dont see why a math class has to be dull. Sometimes people have complained that theres too much laughter coming from my room. I say, why shouldnt students laugh and enjoy their work as long as they are working? The only rule about laughter in my room is that we never laugh at anyone. When I ask a student to participate, to share with the class what he or she has learned from a lesson, I want that student to feel safe; I want it to be a learning experience for both the student and me, so that I can be sure that I have taught that student what he or she needs to know. Reid doesnt limit his teaching to the classroom, either. As the coach of the middle school boys soccer team, he has sometimes taken the opportunity presented by away games to tutor individual students while traveling on the bus. He also makes a point of connecting with his students parents and getting their support for his students edu-cational goals. When asked why he does what he does, Reid smiles. Ive been asked sometimes why I havent tried to move into admin-istration since I have the degree for it, he said. But I love motivating students and challenging them to do a little better each year, and I dont think I could do that as well from the office. I love to see children grow and develop. When the FCAT scores come out and my students have made progress, maybe even moved up to new lev-els, I know that Im doing my job as I pray to do. And I love hearing how my former students are doing in areas like teaching and medicine and hotel management; it makes me feel that Ive contributed to their successes. Teaching touches lives, and thats what Im about. Mike Reid: Finding math in everyday life AVALYN HUNTER /Special to the ReporterBefore being hired at Fort White in 2009, Mike Reid always knew he wanted to teach math. Its beautiful, he said. Logical. I dont see why a math class has to be dull, he says. V alentines Day is fast approaching! On this day, we buy cards, candy or flowers to show our dear sweet-hearts how much we care about them. Some of you even may spring for an expensive dinner out at a local restaurant. While we all love a night out on the town, what better way to show the ones you love just how much you do care about them than with a fabulous meal at home thats easy to make, easy on the budget and best of all absolutely delicious! Weve included a few recipes for you to consider making for your valentine. The recipe for skirt steak can be modified using flat iron steak. The flat iron is a little known cut of beef and it is absolutely wonder-ful cooked in an iron skillet or on the grill and you can change up your marinade to suit your taste. If you havent tried a flat iron, we highly recommend that you do. It is tender and one of the tastiest steak choices. If you dont see one in the meat counter just ask your butcher to cut you one. Our butcher friend, Sam Robinson at Publix, also highly recommends it.Skirt SteakQ 1 lb. skirt steak (or flat iron steak)Q 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil Q 3 tsp. soy sauce Q tsp. ground ginger Q tsp. garlic powder (or tsp. fresh chopped garlic)Q tsp. pepper Q 2 tsp. rice vinegar Directions:Mix all ingredients together in a Ziploc bag. Add skirt steak, coating well and marinate until ready to cook. Marinate for at least 30 min-utes. In an iron skillet over medium high heat place the skirt steak. Slightly press down to create a sear. For medium rare, cook 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and let steak rest for 10 minutes. Cut into thin slices against the grain. Beefy Rice is an old stand-by that Mary Kays mom used to make years ago back in the 70s that we still love today. Beefy Rice Q 1 stick butter Q 1 can Campbells French Onion SoupQ 1 can Campbells Beef ConsommQ 1 cup Jasmine rice Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in 2 quart casserole dish. Add other ingredients. Cover with lid or foil. Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour. NOTE: You can add a can of sliced mushrooms if you like. If you are watching the fats and calories, Genie makes it with 2 tbs. butter, soups, regular rice and adds a drained can of TASTE BUDDIES Genie Norman and Mary Kay HollingsworthTastebBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.comDinner for two TASTE continued on 4DA colorful choice:Red MapleW hen is the best time to plant a tree? It depends on where you live. Arbor Day is a celebration of the future, and it involves planting trees for the good of the environment. The most common date for other states to observe this tree planting day is the last Friday in April. In a few southern states, Arbor Days arrives much earlier to coincide with the best tree planting weather. Floridas national Arbor Day celebration is on the third Friday in January, which was January 17 this year. Our Arbor Day is the earliest of all the states. Newly planted trees have time to develop healthy roots before the warm, dry spring months arrive. Even so, supplemental water should be provided new trees during prolonged dry spells. If you are going to plant a tree this year, be sure to put the right plant in the right place. This simply means to first test your soil pH and other site factors, and then choose a tree that needs what your site has to offer. For instance, if your site is moist and the soil is acidic, you may have a good spot for a red maple shade tree. It prefers sun or part sun, will grow in sand or clay, and will even tolerate occasional flood-ing. Red maples are one of the first plants to show color each year. On a drive toward Jacksonville recently, we were amazed by the cheerful red colorGARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.edu Happy 100th birthday, ExtensionI n Lake City in 1884, Floridas first Land Grant College was born. States were given tens of thousands of acres of land (through the Morrill Act of 1862, also called the Land Grant Act) and proceeds from the sale of these lands were to be invested in an endow-ment fund. These monies would provide support for colleges of agriculture and mechanical arts in each state, known as land grant colleges. So, how did our land grant university, the University of Florida, end up in Gainesville? In 1905, the Florida Legislature consolidated Florida Agricultural College, the East Florida Seminary of Gainesville, the St. Petersburg Normal and Industrial School at St. Petersburg, and the South Florida Military College at Bartow to form the University of the State of Florida, which was moved to Gainesville. The school was renamed University of Florida in 1909. The Extension Service was established through the Smith-Lever Act in 1914, as a partnership between land grant col-leges nationwide and the US Department of Agriculture, in order to provide scientific knowl-edge and expertise to the public through educa-tional programs. Some of the earliest efforts at Extension work involved teaching farm women to stuff their own mat-tresses and preserve food; Farmers Institutes, where researchers trav-eled by trains to rural towns; Boys Corn Clubs, where young boys were challenged to out-produce their fathers crop yields; Short Courses, where farmers came to campus when regular students were not there; and Better Farming Specials, where college professors used trains across the state to teach farmers and home-makers better ways based on science. Each U.S. state and territory has a state Extension office at its land-grant university and a network of local or regional offices. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practi-cal, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consum-ers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes. In Florida, we are lucky to have an Extension office in all 67 counties. Each office is a coop-erative effort through the University of Florida and the local County Commissioners. The expertise of the people in the office is based on the needs of the community. You may see more agent specialties in a small rural county than in a more metropolitan area. The local Extension Office in Columbia County has recently moved to 971 W. Duval St., Suite 170 in the Duval Place off Hwy 90 (in the same complex as the Supervisor of Elections). They can be reached by calling 386-752-5384. Most of the classes are free or charges are only to cover the cost of mate-rials. The Horticulture Agent deals with plants, landscaping, insects, etc. and is starting a new Master Gardener volunteer training class soon. Our Family and Consumer Sciences Agent is partnering in a research project working with folks who want to successfully manage their weight with research-based informa-tion they can continue throughout their lives. The VITA program, a tax preparation assistance program will start in late February or early March. Our 4-H Agent is always looking for adult volun-teers willing to mentor youth. This year there is a new opportunity for 4-Hers who are inter-ested in robotics. Our Ag Agents are helping farm-ers in the area, whether it is helping someone living on a few acres or those who need peanut pod blasting to figure out Katherine Allennrgkate@ufl.edu MAPLE continued on 4D COURTESY4-H is one of the many programs offered through the state Extension Office. EXTENSION continued on 4D
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DEAR ABBY: During the past three years, my husband and I managed to save about $45,000 for a down payment on the purchase of a new home. (We each put in about half.) Early last month, I asked my husband if he liked one house we had just seen, and he con-fessed that he had taken all the money we had saved and put it into a struggling busi-ness he has had for 12 years and which I helped him run on weekends. I am devastated! Its not just the money, which was for our future. The plan was to pur-chase an affordable home and pay it off quickly. But he lied to me, strung me along and stole from me, because half of that money was mine. There is no chance he can repay it. My trust in him and our mar-riage is broken. What are your thoughts? CRUSHED IN PALM HARBOR, FLA. DEAR CRUSHED: Because the basis of any suc-cessful partnership -and that includes marriage -is trust, I think you have some seri-ous thinking to do. And if you decide to remain married to your husband, you should have access to all documents connected to both your financ-es in the future. DEAR ABBY: I am blessed to have many friends who invite me to parties and gath-erings. I met a guy at one of them and we had a nice con-versation. A few days later he called me. He said hed gotten my number from our mutual friend. (I had given her per-mission to give it out to people who had been at the party.) We talked some more and kept talking and exchanging emails over the course of a couple of months. Because it wasnt every day or even every week, I thought we were just friends. At the next party he asked me out on a date -a romantic date. This is a problem. I iden-tify as an aromantic asexual. I do not feel the things he does. Having to explain my sexual orientation to people is embar-rassing. Any advice on how to convey this without ruining the friendship we have devel-oped? EMBARRASSED DEAR EMBARRASSED: Try saying it this way: Im flattered, but it would be bet-ter if we remain just friends. I think youre terrific, but I am not a romantic or sexual per-son. It has nothing to do with you. Its just the way I am and always have been. ** DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep your thoughts to yourself and be mindful of those around you. It isnt worth getting into an argu-ment over a trivial matter that will pass if left alone. Focus on fitness, health and self-improvement, and you will make positive gains. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Youll have everything going for you if you step into action and follow through with your plans. Dont hold back, especially if there is something you want to share with someone special. Romance will be heightened. ++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Tread carefully, especially when dealing with emotional matters. Listen attentively and be honest but kind in your response. Youll benefit most if you do not inter-fere or take sides. Reassess your personal position but dont make a move. ++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Express your feelings and follow through with your plans. A com-mitment or promise will go a long way, ensuring that you have a bright future. Talk over your plans and visit places and people who can help your dreams come true. +++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You will discover information that will lead to a significant change. Fixing up your home or looking at real estate will be misleading. Think twice before you spend on something you dont need to do. A partnership change will benefit you. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Discuss important plans with someone who has knowledge or experience to offer. A partner-ship will bring about an unusual change in your life and your direc-tion. Socializing and romance will lead to an interesting realization. Say whats on your mind. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Assess personal situations but dont make an impulsive move. Play out any situation you face by observing, understanding and being mindful of those around you and what they may be experienc-ing. Not all the facts will be vis-ible. Wait for greater clarity. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Creative alterations at home will help you get a project off the ground. Youll be persuasive in drumming up the support you require to reach your goals. A trip or engaging in a cultural event will be eye opening. Love is high-lighted. +++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Not everything will be as crystal clear as you think. Question whats being said and try to be as precise in your descrip-tion or communication with others as possible. Misunderstandings will end up being costly. A quick response will be required. ++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Look over your past accomplishments and you will find an interesting way to incorporate the old with the new in order to come up with a fabulous and interest-ing way to advance in the future. Celebrate with someone you love. ++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Look for any opportunity that will help you to generate greater cash flow. Taking on a challenge may pose a problem, but a unique and innovative approach will lead to your success. Ask questions if someone is not giving you a straight answer. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look over personal papers, investments or old lottery tickets. Something you may have missed in the past will help you out mon-etarily now. Put a romantic twist on your day by divulging your feelings and making special plans for two. +++ Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word ITS ALL RELATIVE By DANIEL A. 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B y this time of the year, most Americans have already broken or given up on their New Years resolutions. Too often, we set ourselves up for failure by setting goals that are very vague; for example to eat healthier, to save money, to lose weight, etc. Well if you eat a carrot, put a penny in the dresser drawer, and take off your shoes you have now accom-plished all of these goals. Goals like these are unspecific and immeasur-able. One of the most effective methods is to set SMART goals. Q Specific: Details like who, what, when, where, how much? Q Measurable: Does it have numbers (two times a week, 10 lbs, $25)? Q Achievable: Can it honestly be done without put-ting your life in jeopardy? Q Realistic-can it be done in the time you have set? Q Time Frame-how long will you do the task? How will you know when are finished? Here is an example of a SMART goal. Reduce the amount of debt on the credit card by $3,000 over the next two years by reducing the amount of money spent eating out each month by $20. If you notice, this goal didnt say save $3,000 by the next full moon. For many, saving that much money that fast is not realistic due tight budgets and tough economic times. Also, this goal included a time frame and a specific amount, so we can see if its actually being met. The goal is also spe-cific because we know that youre saving $20 by reduc-ing how often you eat out. Making SMART goals will help you in not only letting you know if you are meeting them, but it can also help you in making small steps to living a better life. Sometimes we make specific goals, but we set ourselves up for failure by setting a long term goal and expecting instant results. In goal setting, there are three levels: Long term goals require large amounts of planning but are often extremely important events like home buying or graduat-ing from school. Intermediate goals are often a stepping stone in between long term and short term goals. Short term goals can be as small as a daily task or a long term goal broken down into smaller steps. Lets take the long term example above, reduce the amount of debt on the credit card by $3,000 over the next two years by reducing the amount of money spent eating out each month by $20. This goal is set over two years but can be measured quick-ly by its intermediate and short term stepping stones to prevent discouragement. The intermediate goal is to: Save $20 every week and pay towards the balance on the credit card bill for the next 24 months. A short term example would be: I will decrease the amount of money I spend every month on fast-food by pack-ing a lunch twice a week for the next year. This is a goal that can be measured weekly, is realistic, and is very obtainable. If you noticed, each goal links into the other and each one builds on top of each other. So when making goals, prevent failure by making sure they are SMART. Then break those BIG goals into three categories so you can better see the change. Start with your long term or overall goals, and then find a middle point your inter-mediate goal. Finally, your short term goals can be the small things youll have to do daily/weekly/monthly in order to reach that long term goal. Remember, go for the goal. Just make sure you know where the ten yard lines are and youll score every time. 4D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-04244DLIFE Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 Wards Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470 Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250 Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106 GeGees Studio 758-2088 Casey Umstead Brady Dicks December 22, 2013 ~ Priscilla McDonald Charlie Bell January 4, 2014 ~ Stacey Williams Matt Hentzelman April 19, 2014 156 N. Marion Ave. Lake City Downtown 752-5470We know exactly what they want in a wedding or shower gift. We update their list as gifts are purchased, and gift wrap. China, Crystal, Flatware and Gifts Couples registered: E<74? +8: