Jackson County Floridan

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Jackson County Floridan
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Sunday Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
Place of Publication:
Marianna Fla
Chipola Pub. Co.
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Daily (except Saturday and Monday)[<1979-1995>]
Weekly[ FORMER 1934-<1955>]
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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Fire station renovations complete


When the professional firefighters
operating in a building owned by
Sneads started complaining of re-
spiratory ailments about a year ago,
town officials started looking for the
They found mold and leaks, and
moved the team across the street,
over to space donated by the Hat-
ton House. For several months, the
owners of that facility let them stay
there at no charge for the space or
the power it took to keep it lit, heated
and cooled.
Meanwhile, the town looked for
a way to fix the problem because
it didn't want to see the team reas-
signed to some other part of the
county. While they were at it, town
officials decided to renovate the in-
terior space to make more efficient
use of it.
The city of Sneads spent $27,000 to

complete the job.
At a gathering Tuesday to mark the
renovation's completion, town offi-
cials said they couldn't have done it
for that price without help.
One of the most important part-
ners was the Apalachee Correctional
Facility's work camp at River Junc-
tion. The volunteer inmate labor
provided by men housed in the River
Junction Work Camp was invaluable,
said newly elected city council mem-
ber Helen Grice and long-time coun-
cil member Jimmy Lynn Wright.
ACI Warden Sam Culpepper's will-
ingness to approve the work project,,
and the construction skills of the
work squad leader, Correctional Of-
ficer Joey Robinson, were key to the
success of the renovation. Robinson
started working in construction with
his father at the age of 12, and later
did work on his own as an adult be-
fore taking the prison job.
Robinson said the inmates learned
valuable skills along the way, such as

how to put up drywall, install switch
plates, and other construction tasks.
They did an estimated 90 percent of
the construction work, with contrac-
tors hired to rewire the building, re-
pair the roof and take care of other
tasks requiring advanced technical
The Jackson County Fire Rescue
team assigned to Sneads was glad
to be back in their old headquarters,
and happy about the changes.
"We appreciated the space at the
Hatton House, and they were very
hospitable," said team member
Mike Wiggins. "But there's no place
like home."
Improvements included an expan-
sion of the day room, a space the
public has always been welcome to
visit. It has a large television that's
usually tuned to news or weather
stations, a love seat, a small stereo,
and two big recliners. A firefighter
See STATION, Page 7A

ABOVE: From left, Jackson County Fire Rescue team members
Chris Lance, Chad Dees, Ricky Winget and Mike Wiggins sit a
bed in one of the bedrooms created as part of the rehabilitation
of the fire station in Sneads. The structure is owned by the city
and manned by the county. BELOW: This expanded day room
was created as the result of the renovation of the Jackson
County Fire Rescue station in Sneads.


garden not forgotten

LEFT: When Mr. Bob (Robert Dickson Jr.) came back to visit Chipola Apartments Friday, he found a surprise. In one of the planters he
had tended over the last four years was a monument proclaiming it "Bob's Garden." RIGHT: Harry Barton Jr. leans in to listen as Mr. Bob
(Robert Dickson Jr.) looks over his namesake garden Friday at Chipola Apartments in Marianna.

WWII veteran

Robert Dickson Jr., known as Mr.
Bob to most, had a way with
gardening. One friend said
Dickson could plant a rock and make
it bloom.
Dickson made it his job to keep up
the gardens at Chipola Apartments
in Marianna, and keep the porches
swept so there wasn't a leaf on the
group during his four years living
there. He also kept his own garden at
the complex, full of a variety of veg-
etables, including lots of peppers.
This January, Dickson was hospital-
ized and his legs amputated. He has
been at Marianna Health and Reha-
bilitation Center ever since.
Harry Barton Jr. was 10 years old
when he started working for his father,

who was a brick mason. Dickson was
a tender for Barton's father for years
and took Barton under his wing. That
was more than 40 years ago, and .
Barton has kept in touch with Dickson
throughout the years and regards him
as family.
IA January, Barton and an em-
ployee at the apartments, Sharon Hall,
planted flowers in front of the apart-
ments. This week, Barton arranged
for Dickson to make his first visit to
the apartments since he went to the
hospital in January the flowers were
in full bloom.
There was also another surprise for
Dickson a small stone monument
in the center of the largest planter
with the inscription "Bob's Garden,"
his name "Robert Dickson, Jr.," and a
pair of hands with the palms up.
Barton wanted to show Dickson that
the work he started at the apartments
is going to be continued. He also
wanted to honor Dickson for his kind-
ness to others and service in the Navy
and World War II.
When Dickson saw the monu-

ment, he said with a smile, "Ain't that
something, 'Bob's garden'" and then
commented the hands sketched into
the stone didn't have quite enough
calluses on them.
The residents at Chipola Apart-
ments all gathered together Friday
to welcome Dickson home for the
afternoon. They shared stories with
each other about a man who made
an impression in his four years at the
apartments, and who they all miss
having around.
Myrtle Patterson said Dickson would
share the various kinds of vegetables
he grew with everyone. Even if there
weren't many to go around, he would
put them on the "giveaway" table.
Patterson said that's just who Dick-
son is. "He's always been Robert," she
said. When asked what that means,
she said, "Just what you see today,"
looking at the room full of people.
"If he had an enemy I didn't know
it," Patterson said.
Patterson's history with Dickson
See GARDEN, Page 7A




From staff reports
As the weather begins to set into its
warm spring pattern, snakes are begin-
ning to crawl out of their winter hiberna-
tion. That's something Jackson County
resident Pelvo White Jr. learned firsthand
last Saturday.
White was about to mow his backyard
when he saw a rattlesnake, roughly four
to five feet long, stretched out on the
ground. The snake coiled up as he got
closer, and White threw a shirt over it be-
fore going back in the house to retrieve
his pistol. He shot the rattler three times
when he got back outside, killing the
venomous reptile.
Although White encountered a poten-
tially deadly specimen, most snakes na-
tive to Florida are harmless to humans.
Of the 45 species identified as living in
the state, only six are venomous, accord-
ing to the University of Florida IFAS ex-
tension office. Five of them are pit vipers
- the eastern diamondback rattlesnake,
pygmy rattlesnake, the timber rattle-
snake, the cottonmouth and the copper-
head. The eastern or "harlequin" coral
snake rounds out the Florida venomous

See SNAKE, Page 7A

Pelvo White Jr. shot this approximately 4-foot
rattlesnake while trying to do some yard work
off of U.S. Highway 90 between Marianna and
Cottondale Saturday.


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Publisher Valeria Roberts

Managing Editor- Michael Becker

Circulation Manager Dena Obers'ki

Telephone: (850) 526-3614
FAX: (850) 482-4478
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447
Street Address:
4403 Constitution Lane
Marianna, FL 32446
Office Hours:
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You should receive your newspaper no later
than 6 a.m. If it does not arrive, call Circula-
tion between 6 a.m. and noon, Tuesday to
Friday, and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. The
Jackson County Floridan (USPS 271-840)
is published Tuesday though Friday and
Sunday mornings. Periodical postage paid
at Marianna, FL.

Home delivery: $11.23 per month; $32.83.
for three months; $62.05 for six months;
and $123.45 for one year. All prices include
applicable state and local taxes. Mail
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shall not be liable for damages arising
out of errors and advertisements beyond
the amount paid for the space actually
occupied by that portion of the advertise-
ments in which the error occurred, whether
such error is due to the negligence of the
publisher's employees or otherwise, and
there shall be not liability-for non-inser-
tion of any advertisement beyond the
amount paid for such advertisement. This
newspaper will not knowingly accept or
publish illegal material of any kind. Advertis-
ing which expresses preference based on
legally protected personal characteristics is
not acceptable.

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news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via e-mail, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
Fees may apply for-wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
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suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the
right to edit all submissions.

The Jackson County Floridan's policy
is to correct mistakes promptly. To
report an error, please call 526-3614

*'w^.t Caendar

D The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:45
a.m. for the new Say-A-Lot food store in The Oaks
Shopping Center, 4743 Suite A, Highway 90 East,
Marianna. Sav-A-Lot will officially open for business
at 8 a.m. Call 526-4700 or 482-8060.
) Marianna High School Art Exhibit & Silent
Auction 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 4-5 in the MHS
Library, featuring painting, mixed media, drawing
and sculpture. Proceeds help fund the MHS Art
) 4th Annual Celebrate Seniors Day, 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. at the Agricultural Center on Pennsylvania
Ave. in Marianna. The free event is a health fair for
seniors, with health and wellness information, food,
music, exhibits and activities. Entertainment: The
Gospel Tones, The Hot Flashes. Hosts: Jackson
County Senior Citizens Center Inc. Call 482-5028 or
BCF Senior Honors Day The Baptist College
of Florida will recognize graduates during the 10.
a.m. service in the R.G. Lee Chapel. Public welcome.
Call 263-3261, ext. 460.
)) The American Red Cross invites any persons
who have either worked in the storm shelters in
Jackson County or Florida, or have taken at least
the Basic Shelter Operations course given by the
Red Cross, to attend an organizational meeting, 11
a.m. at the Jackson County Emergency Operations
Center on the corner of Pelt Street and Panhandle
Road. Meeting should not last more than one hour.
Call 482-9620 or email
) Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting, noon
to 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St., Mariahna, in the AA room.
) Jackson County schools will conduct pre-k
and kindergarten registration May 4-6. For
schedule/documentation details, call your child's
school; 482-1200, ext. 222 (kindergarten); or 482-
1266, ext. 244 (pre-k).

n The first of three presentations on "Great
Britain Emigration and Immigration" by the
William Dunaway Chapter, Sons of the American
Revolution begins at 7:30 p.m. at Jim's Buffet & Grill
in Marianna. Dutch treat meal begins at 6:30 p.m.
) Marianna High School Art Exhibit & Silent
Auction 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 4-5 in the MHS
Library, featuring painting, mixed media, drawing
and sculpture. Proceeds help fund the MHS Art

Marianna Woman's Club luncheon/meeting
- noon at the clubhouse. Guest speaker: Dr. Greg
) Jackson County schools will conduct pre-k
and kindergarten registration May 4-6. For
schedule/documentation details, call your child's
school; 482-1200, ext. 222 (kindergarten); or 482-
1266, ext. 224 (pre-k).
n Chipola Healthy Start board meeting 2 p.m.
in the Community Room of the Marianna OneStop
Career Center, preceded by a closed executive ses-
sion at I p.m. Public welcome to the 2 p.m. meeting.
a Chipola College graduation ceremony 7
p.m. in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. The
Honorable Judge William L. "Bill" Wright will deliver
the commencement address. Parents, relatives
and friends are invited to a reception immediately
following the ceremony.
) Line, ballroom and singles' dance classes by
Marianna's Gathering Place Foundation, 7 p.m. on
second and fourth Tuesdays: and 3 p.m. Thursday.
Donations accepted; proceeds fund area charitable
endeavors. Call 526-4561 for locations.,
) Alcoholics Anonymous Closed discussion, 8
to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Cale-
donia St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance
limited to persons with a desire to stop drinking.

n Chipola College offers two small business
seminars: "Marketing Series, Part 1: Introduction
to 21st Century Marketing," 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; and
"Marketing Series, Part 2: Marketing on the Internet
and Using Social Media," 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Workshops meet in Room M-108. Each seminar.
costs $30. Call 718-2413 or email frohj@chipola.
)) International Chat'n' Sip 8:30 to 10 a.m.
at 2929 Green St., Marianna. Hosted by Jackson
County Public Library Learning Center staff and
international English learners. Light refreshments
will be served. Public welcome. Call 482-9124.
) Preserving Historical Records for the Instant
Archivist 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jackson County
Agricultural Complex on Penn Ave. in Marianna.
Learn how to care for/protect historical records, and
more. Update: Registration is full. Call 569-5881.
) Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Am-'
bassadors Golf Tournament Indian Springs Golf
Course in Marianna. Sign up/lunch: noon to 1 p.m.;
tee-off: 1 p.m. Format: Four-man scramble. Feds:
$65 per player (includes cart, green fees, prizes and
lunch). Cash, prizes awarded to top teams.
) Jackson County schools will conduct pre-k

and kindergarten registration May 4-6. For
schedule/documentation details, call your child's
school; 482-1200, ext. 222 (kindergarten); or 482-
1266, ext. 224 (pre-k).
) Music Fest 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gathering in
Graceville, featuring The Ivey Brothers, Bob Snyder,
Piano Road Band, Stephanie Long, the Graceville
School Show Choir and more. No admission;-
donations accepted for the Graceville Lions Club
Eyeglass Fund. Vendors, call 263-3777.
) Cruisin' for a Cure: Graceville Relay for Life,
at the Graceville High School track, begins at 6 p.m.
with a survivors' walk, followed by activities and
entertainment throughout the night. Teams will sell
Boston butt plates, ice cream, drinks, snow cones,
popcorn and more to raise funds for the American
Cancer Society.
) The American Cancer Society Relay for Life in
, Marianna begins Friday evening at Citizens Lodge,
with refreshment booths and live entertainment,
and concludes at 8 a.m. May7.
) Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen meetings to
"overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups in a safe .
environment," 7p.m., Evangel Worship Center, 2645
Pebble Hill Road. Dinner: 6 p.m. (free for first-time
guests). Child care available. Call 209-7856.
)) Alcoholics Anonymous Open meeting, 8 to
9 p.m. in the AA room at First United Methodist
Church, 2901'Caledonia St., Marianna.

a Charity Rummage Sale, benefitting Partners
for Pets, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4011 Maintenance Dr. in
Marianna. Donations welcome (drop off 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. May 4-6 at the shelter). Call 482-4570.
) The 10th Annual JCARC May Day Festival and
Plant Sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2973 Pennsylvania
Ave. in Marianna, with arts and crafts, silent auction,
plants, woodworking, food and drink, and entertain-
ment throughout the day. A Kids Fun Zone will have
a giant slide, face painting and more. Call 526-7333.
) Volunteers from Woodmen of the World Lodge
65 and Chipola Ministries will be collecting non-
perishable food items for the Chipola Ministries
food pantry, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Grocery Outlet on
Lafayette Street in Marianna. Call 272-0815.
) Third Annual Trawick Construction Com-
pany Bring Your Old Buddy Golf Tournament
Two-man scramble, 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, at
Indian Springs Golf Course in Marianna. Prizes to
1st 3rd place, longest drive, closest to pin, plus one
$10,000 hole-in-one prize. Entry fee: $ 80 per team.
Benefits United Way of Northwest Florida. Call 850-

The submission deadline for this calendar is two days before publication. Submit to: Community Calendar, Jackson County Floridan, P.O. Box 520, Marianna, FL 32447,
email, fax (850) 482-4478 or bring items to 4403 Constitution Lane in Marianna.
9 -*

The Marianna Police De-
partment 'listed the following
incidents for May 2, the latest
available report: One accident
with no injuries, ohe stolen tag,
one reckless .
driver, two sus- -
picious vehicles, -.I- -
two suspicious )'Rf [-kA
incidents, three 4. z v.
persons, one escort, one report
of mental illness, one burglary,
three verbal disturbances,
20 traffic stops, three larceny
complaints, two civil disputes,
one found/abandoned property
report, two follow-up investiga-
tions and three public service


Police I
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county Fire/Rescue
reported the following incidents
for May 2, the latest available -
report. (Some of these calls may
be related to after-hours calls
taken on behalf of Graceville
and Cottondale Police Depart-
ments): One drunk driver, one
drunk pedestrian, two hospice
deaths, two suspicious ve-
hicles, one suspicious incident,
two suspicious persons, one
escort, one report of mental
illness, one burglary, two verbal
disturbances, one structure
fire, one vehicle fire, 14 medi-
cal calls, four burglar alarms,
one fire alarm, one traffic stop,
one larceny complaint, one
criminal mischief complaint,
two civil disputes, one trespass-

ing complaint, three follow-up
investigations, one juvenile
complaint, one assault, two
. fraud complaints, one assist of
a motorist or pedestrian, one
public service call, one criminal
registration, four transports,
one patrol request and one
threat/harassment complaint.

The following persons were
booked into the county.jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
) Lisa Ostrander, 50, 4579
Cook Road, Marianna, driving
under the influence.
)) Jeffery Helms, 27, 5198
Cooper Lane, Marianna, failure
to appear.
) Laderious Pittman, 21, 5542
Prairieview Road, Greenwood,

trespassing after warning.
) Lakisha Garrett, 30, 5723
Gemstone Road, Bascom,
worthless check.
) Mark Chambers, 50, 4237
Kelson Ave., Marianna, sen-
tenced to 60 days.
) Emory Arline, 22, 2929
Albert St., Marianna, hold for
) Jarrell Jackson, 25, 725
Squirrel Road, DeFuniak
Springs, hold for court.
) Kelsey Dunston, 24, 607
Craft Ave., Panama City, viola-
tion of county probation.


To report a crime, call CrimeStoppers
at 526-5000 or a local law enforcement
To report a wildlife violation, call 1-888-
404-FWCC (3922).

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Chipola in top 10 percent of community colleges

Eligible for $1
Special to the Floridan
In its first step to identify
the nation's best commu-
nity colleges and award $1
million in prize money, the
Aspen Institute College Ex-
cellence Program on April
25 ranked Chipola College
as one of the nation's 120
best community colleges.
Chipola is eligible to
compete for the prize
funds, to be announced in
December, by insisting on
high standards for learn-
ing, college completion
without delay, and- serv-
ing as a training ground
for jobs that pay competi-
tive wages. The full list of
eligible institutions can
be found at www.Aspen
Citing the tirgent need
to focus on the value and
potential of community
colleges, Aspen Institute
College Excellence Pro-
gram Executive Director
Josh Wyner said, "We must
set the bar much higher
than we have in the past.
To achieve excellent stu-
dent outcomes, we need
,to highlight our country's
success stories and learn
from them so that we can
keep reaching higher.
"Recognizing commu-
nity colleges like Chipola

million Aspen Institute prize
sends a message to others ca. I am inspired by all of
that aspire to excellence, today's community col-
while encouraging Chipola lege students the work-
to apply for the nation's top ers who have returned to
community-college prize, school to improve their
As a country, now more job prospects, the moth-
than ever, we need all com- ers who juggle jobs and
munity colleges to gradu- childcare while preparing
ate more students with the for new careers, and those
knowledge and degrees who work diligently while
they need to be successful at community college, pre-
in the workforce." paring to transfer to a four-
Second Lady Dr. Jill year institution."
Biden and Arne Dun- Florida College System
can, Secretary of Educa- Chancellor Dr. Will Hol-
tion, attended the Aspen combe announced that
Institute's announcement 14 Florida colleges have
event on April 25. The As- been deemed eligible for
pen Prize was announced The Aspen Prize: Brevard
at the White House Com- Community College, Bro-
munity College Summit ward College, Central Flor-
hosted by President Barack ida Community College,
Obama and Dr. Biden in Chipola College, Daytona
October. At that time, the State College, Lake City
president noted how criti- Community College, Lake-
cal community colleges Sumter Community Col-
are to the millions of youth lege, Miami-Dade College,
and adult learners who Northwest Florida State
enroll in America's nearly College, Santa Fe College,
1,200 community colleges St. Johns River Commu-
every year. nity College, South Florida
Dr. Biden, a lifelong Community College, Tal-
educator who continues lahassee Community Col-,
to teach English at North- lege and Valencia Commu-
ern Virginia Community nity College.
College, noted that "The Florida leads the nation
country is becoming in- in the number of colleges
creasingly aware of the qualified to compete for
importance of community part of $1 million to reward
colleges in educating our excellence in community
way to a stronger Ameri- colleges.

"Colleges in our system
are selected for national
recognition and grants
on a regular basis. We are
thrilled that half of our
colleges, the most of any
state, have been chosen
for this prestigious honor,
"said Dr. Holcombe. "This
competition will bring
further recognition of the
vital role our colleges play
in Florida's economy and
people's lives."
Chipola and 119 other
community colleges will
be winnowed to eight to
10 finalists in September
based, on how much stu-
dents learn, how many
complete their programs
on time, and how well stu-
dents do in the job market
after graduating.
The finalists will be
named in September 2011,
with the final prize winner
and up to three runners-up
announced in December.
The winner will receive ap-
proximately $700,000, with
the runners-up sharing the
remaining money.
Chipola is now eligible
to submit an application
containing detailed data
on these criteria and must
demonstrate that it deliv-
ers exceptional student
results, uses data to drive
decisions, and uses that
information to continually
improve over time.

In its first step to identify the nation's best community colleges
and award $1 million in prize money, the Aspen Institute College
Excellence Program on April 25 ranked Chipola College as one
of the nation's 120 best community colleges. Here, Chipola
ACE lab coordinator Bonnie Smith (left) works with students.
Speaking for the jury that that significantly improve
will select winners and fi- college student outcomes.
nalists, former governor of Through the Aspen Prize
Michigan John Engler for Community College
president of the Business Excellence, projects tar-
Roundtable and former getting a new generation
president of the National of college leaders, and
Association of Manufac- other initiatives, the Col-
turers emphasized the lege Excellence Program
importance of community works to improve colleges'
colleges in preparing the understanding and capac-
high-techworkforceAmer- ity to teach and graduate
ican companies need. students, especially the
Aspen will conduct site growing population of
visits'to each of the 10 final- low-income and minor-
ists in the fall. And, based ity students on American
on the evidence, the prize campuses.
jury will select a grand The Aspen Prize is finan-
prize winner and two to cially supported by the
three runners-up, to be an- Joyce Foundation, the Lu-
nounced in December. mina Foundation for Edu-
The Aspen College Ex- cation, the Bank of Amer-
cellence Program aims ica Charitable Foundation,
to identify and replicate and the JPMorgan Chase
campus-wide practices Foundation.


Elaine Myers' fifth grade class from Dayspring Christian
Academy recently visited the Florida State University
Scientific Circus. Shown are Ethan Sapp, Gunnar Nebel, Tyler
Justiss, Lance Peterson, Henry Knowles, Len Nobles, Kayla
McKinnie, Cassie Brown, Olivia Mercer, Nathalie Yoder, Mack
Williams and Elaine Myers.

Miss Midland City

Courtney New was recently
crowned Miss Midland
City 2011-2012. She is the
daughter of Del and Beverly
Warrington of Midland
City, Ala., and Clay New of
Marianna. She is pictured
here with Little Miss Midland
S City Emily Edwards, daughter
of William and Jennifer
,.,, in:,,i:, ... Edwards.

MVarriage, divorce

Special to the Floridan

Marriages, and divorces
as reported for the week of
April 25-29.
) Aubra Lee Clark and
Kaleigh Denise Owens
) Dylan Tyler Bass and
Courtney Danielle Haile
) Amy Sue Kelleher and
Steven Patrick Reed

) Jeffery H. Simpler vs.
Karen Schweitzer Simpler
) John R. Frymire Jr. vs.
Pamela Denise Frymire
) Richard D. Register vs.
Marian L. Register
) George Matthew Brown
vs. Mattie Gertrude Brown
) Vicki Lynn Price vs. Coy
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Marianna restaurant supports Scouting

Special to the Floridan

Madison's Restaurant
partnered again this year
with Boy Scouts in Troop
170 for their annual
Shrimp Boil Feast on April
25, to raise funds for Boy
Scout activities and camp-
ing experiences through-
out the year.
Mark Panichella, owner
of the restaurant, donated
the food, supplies, his staff
and his time to sponsor
the special event, giving
100 percent of ticket sales
to the Boy Scouts.
Scouts sold tickets in the
weeks prior to the shrimp
boil, with walk-ins also be-
ing welcomed for service.

there were 203 tickets
sold this year, making this
annual fundraiser another
Boy Scouts and their
leaders greeted custom-
ers, took tickets and as-
sisted customers with
their needs.
The next day, Scouts and
leaders gathered at the
pool to test their aquatic
skills and go through a se-
ries of mandatory require-
ments as part of achiev-
ing their Second and First
Class ranks.
Chipola Pool .Manager
Rance Massengill in-
structed the boys during
the two-hour training

and testing session, with
the Boy Scout Handbook
used as the guideline and
checklist for each step in
the process. I
Each Scout had to dem-
onstrate the ability to
jump feet-first into water
over his head in depth,
level off and swim 25 feet
on the surface, stop, turn
sharply, resume swim-
ming, and then return to
his starting place. Water
rescue methods were also
taught which included
reaching for the victim
with an arm or leg, a suit-
able object, and by throw-
ing lines and objects.
The swimmer test then
had to be mastered. Each

Madison's Restaurant owner Mark Panichella talks with Troop 170 Scouts following another
successful shrimp dinner fundraiser. Scouts (from left) are Liam McDonald, Noah McArthur,
Calen Sims, Hunter Hutton, and Ryan Mathis. The Scouts presented Chef Panichella with a
special Boy Scout 100-year anniversary knife as a token of their appreciation.

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jump feet first into water
over his head in depth,
level off, and begin swim-
ining 75 yards in a strong
manner, using either the
breaststroke, crawl, side-
stroke, or trudgen. The
next 25 yards of swimming
were to be completed us-
ing an easy resting back-
stroke, with the 100 yards
to be swum continuously.
To learn more about
Scouting, call Mary Ann
Hutton at 209-2818, or
email cokehut@digitalexp.

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They are paying out right on the spot for my stuff.
By David Morgan

A spokesperson for the event said he expects to spend in excess of $200,000.00 this
week for vintage items and precious metals from local residents.
At previous events, these transactions stood out:
One person sold an old Gibson-guitar that was purchased in the 1960's for less than
$250.00. A collector at the event paid him $2,175.00 for it.
Another person had a pocket watch collection that sold for $4,600.00, with one of
the watches making up $375.00 of the $4,600.00 total.
A husband and wife brought in a box of old jewelry, wrist watches, coins and 2
German daggers from WWII and left $785.00 richer.
This is cool that something like this would come here to our town. Where else would
this stuff ever be sold? The Refinery has teamed up with the collectors for a 24 month
tour of the United States, both big and small towns, to dig up hidden gems.


COINS: All coins made before 1965:
silver and gold coins, dollars, halves,
quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies.
All conditions wanted
VINTAGE GUITARS: Martin, Gibson,
Fender, National, Rickenbacker,
Gretsch, Mandolins, Banjos & others
Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard,
Cartier, Philippe, Waltham, Swatch,
Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Ebel,
Illinois, Hamilton & all others
JEWELRY: Gold, silver, platinum,
diamonds, rubies, sapphires, all
types of stones and metals, rings,
bracelets, necklaces, etc. (including
broken and early costume jewelry)

ANTIQUE TOYS: All makers and
types of toys made before 1965:
Hot Wheels, Tonka, Buddy L, Smith
Miller,. Nylint, Robots, Battery'
Toys, Mickey Mouse, Train Sets (all
gauges, accessories, individual cars),
Barbie, GI Joe, German & others
WAR MEMORABILIA: Revolutionary
War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc:
swords, badges, clothes, photos,
medals, knives, gear, letters.
Local records reveal to our research
department that recent vintage guitar
sold for $2400.00 and another for
$12,000.00 to a collector that will be
tied into the event this week via live
database feed.

Above: Refinery representatives will be on hand through Saturday to purchase
all gold, silver and platinum items, as well as coins. Public welcome!



Collectors and Enthusiasts in Marianna with
$200,000 to Purchase Yours!
By Ken Mcintosh

G6ot Coin? It might be just the time to
cash in. This week, starting 'Tuesday
and continuing through Saturday, the
International Collectors Association in
conjunction with the Ohio Valley Gold
& Silver Refinery will be purchasing all
types of silver and gold coins direct from
the public. All types are welcome and the
event is free.
Collectors will be on hand to identify
and sort your coins. Then the quality or
grade will be determined. The better the
grade the more they are worth, according
to collectors I talked to. With the silver
and gold markets high, prices of older
coins are too. Any coins minted before
1965 in the U.S. are 90% silver, except
nickels and pennies.
The coin's worth is determined 'by the
rarity and the grade. Old silver dollars
are worth a great premium right now,
even well worn heavily circulated ones
are bringing good premiums. Franklin
and Kennedy half dollars, Washington
quarters, Mercury and Roosevelt dimes
are all worth many times the face value.
While older types like Seated Liberty,
Standing Liberties, and Barber coins are
worth even more.
Gold coins are really worth a lot
right now, according to Brian Eades of
the International Collectors Association.
"This country didn't start minting coins
until 1792" says Eades. He explained,
"Before that, people would trade goods
using gold dust and nuggets Some

shop keepers would take more gold
than needed to pay for items purchased.
There was no uniform system of making
The government opened the first
mints and began distributing the coins
in 1792. By the beginning of the 19th
century, coins and paper currency were
wide spread and our monetary system
was here to stay. In 1933 Roosevelt
required all banking institutions to turn
in 'all gold coins. Once all banks turned
in this gold, the president raised the
gold standard from $20.00 per ounce to
$33.00 per ounce. This was his way of
stimulating the economy during the great
depression. However, gold coins were
never redistributed after the recall. But not
all gold coins were turned in. "Many folks
during that time didn't completely trust the-
government and chose to keep their gold"
said Eades.
These gold coins are sought after by
collectors today and bring many times
the face value. Any gold coins with the
mint marks of CC, D or 0 will bring nice
premiums. Collectors at the event will be
glad to show you where to look. Other
types of coins will also be purchased
including foreign coins, Indian cents, two
cent pieces, half dimes, three cent pieces
and buffalo nickels to name a few.
Collectors warn. people against
trying to clean their coins, as significant
damage can be done and the coin's value

Above: "I'm glad I came in! I really needed the money.", said Claudia McDonald,
who received $825 for a gold coin minted in 1986.

Dozens cash in yesterday with jewelry, railroad
watches and guitars. An estimated $200,000 in

By David Morgan

The first days of the 5 day reclamation
drive in Marianna were a hit with those
looking to sell their gold and silver coins.
An estimated 55 people left the event
with over $200 from old class rings,
wedding bands, herringbones and, gold
teeth. Coins dated 1964 and earlier were
bringing big premiums as well. Silver
dollars, halves and quarters' arrived in
large quantities. Lots of gold coins were
also brought in.
On the other side of the room
were representatives from the Antique"
Association. They were purchasing all

types of guitars, large currency bills dated
before 1923, military items and pocket
watches. One watch was purchased by a
collector in Montana for $835.00. There
were piles of sterling silver items like old
silverware sets and tea pots. Company
officials reported spending over $90,000
the first day of the event, alone. Brian"
Eades, with the Ohio Valjey, said, "We
have had an overwhelming turnout this
first day, and we expect to get more. busy
every day this week." The event continues
today and runs through Saturday. It is free
and the public is encouraged to attend.


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International antique buyers in town this week
and ready to stimulate economy!
By David Morgan

Hundreds of phone calls from local residents poured in to the corporate office of the
Ohio Valley Gold and Silver Refinery this week-inquiring about items to be purchased
by the team of antique buyers that is on site with, OVGSR.
The team of buyers this week are purchasing a vast array of vintage items, along
with the coins, gold jewelry and sterling silver items that the Refinery usually deals in.
It is a local shot in the arm for our economy-the spokesperson for the event expects
to spend in excess of $200,000.00 this week at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, paying
local residents on the spot. The spokesperson for the company has explained that these
collectors are paying collector prices for the vintage items and it is.great way for people
to get a great value for their items.


Scrap Jewelry

Dental Gold

Sterling Silverware

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Tea Sets

Silver Dollars

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Managing Editor

Our Opinion

We must help

our neighbors
Our neighbors to the north need our help.
Several parts of northeast Alabama, in-
cluding Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, were
hit hard by last week's deadly storm system.
Even we here in Jackson County were affected. A
number of homes were damaged, and the mu-
nicipal airport was hit.
But as bad as it was here, the toll was far worse
in Alabama. Many in Jackson County have family
and friends there; many in Jackson County may
also be thinking about helping.
Chipola Family Ministries and the town of
Sneads are both collecting relief supplies to be
sent to those communities. Our sister TV station
in Birmingham, WVTM, is holding a telethon to
raise money for the United Way of Central Ala-
bama's regional tornado relief fund. Our readers
can send donations to them as well.
Jackson County has a reputation for being gen-
erous to those in times of need. We know resi-
dents here will continue to be giving to those in
need, both in Alabama and in Jackson County.

Letters to the Editor
Honor our teachers this week

The week of May 2-6 is National Teacher Apprecia-
tion Week. I would like to add mine to the many voices
thanking our educators for the tremendous work they
do to make a difference in the lives of our children.
The dedicated men and women who serve as educa-
tors in our county are, in my opinion, the very best in
the nation. I am so proud of our teachers, and I want to
publicly thank them for the exceptional job they do ev-
ery day in our schools. They have my utmost respect, as
I know from experience the amount of time, dedication,
and commitment that it takes to be a good teacher.
Please join me in thanking teachers for the valuable
work that they do. I encourage you to take the time to
express your appreciation to your child's teacher, and to
the other teachers you know.
Superintendent of Jackson County Schools

Contact representatives
U.S. Congress

Rep. Steve Southerland, R-2nd District
1229 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5235
Fax: (202) 225-5615

Sen. Bill Nelson (D)
Washington office
United States Senate
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5274

Sen. Marco Rubio (R)
Washington office
United States Senate
B40A Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3041

Letters to the Editor
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Keeping the best and the brightest


T here's at least one issue that
* President Obama and con-
servative House Republicans
can agree on making it easier for
foreign-born grad students to stay
in this country and contribute to
our economic growth.
The United States will not prosper
by making toys or textiles cheaper
than Botswana or Bangladesh. It
will only thrive by leading the world
in technological innovation, by cre-
ating the next iPad or building the
best electronic car or hybridizing
the most productive seeds.
But ideas have no boundaries.
Innovators can work anywhere. We
are in a highly competitive race to
attract and retain the best young
minds from around the globe. And
we are in danger of losing because
of wrongheaded, self-defeating
immigration policies that require a
drastic overhaul. During his town-
hall meeting at Facebook recently,
Obama emphasized this point: "If
we've got smart people who want
to oome here and start businesses
and are Ph.D.s in math and science
and computer science, why don't
we want them to stay? I mean, why
would we want to send them some-
place else?"
Why, indeed? But that is exactly
what's happening. America's mis-
treatment of "smart people" from
other countries is a scandal.
There are two separate but relat-
ed issues here. The first involves H-
lB visas, temporary work permits
granted to foreigners in specialized
fields like computer science, health
and engineering. These visas are
arbitrarily limited to 65,000 a year
(an additional 20,000 are available
to holders of advanced American

The high-tech sector, led by Bill
Gates and Microsoft, has long
argued for much higher limits, and
just recently, two of the key players
in the new Republican-run House
have weighed in on the issue.
Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, chair-
man of the Judiciary Committee,
said H-1B visas play a "vital role" in
the economy and called for an in-
crease in the cap. And Rep. Darrell
Issa of California, chairman of the
Committee on Oversight and Gov-
ernment Reform, cited the H- 1B
limit in arguing that "there seems to
be little doubt that federal policies
and regulations have played a large
role in hampering growth."
Holders of H-1B visas can apply
for a "green card," which grants
permanent residency. But there is
such a "huge backlog" (Obama's
words) in processing those applica-
tions, many foreigners get discour-
aged and move to other countries,
which capitalize on our stupidity
by offering much better and faster
deals. Accordingly, there is talk in
Washington about bypassing the
H-1B process entirely and offering
green cards directly to promising
postgraduates. Bruce Morrison, a
former congressman who now lob-
bies for a high-tech trade associa-
tion, told a recent hearing: "Giving
American employers enough green
cards to hire new Americans means
more jobs for Americans."
So if the benefits of retaining
"smart people" are so obvious,
what's the holdup? For one thing,
there are 12 million undocumented
workers living here illegally. Some
immigration reformers won't help
high-tech workers unless the illegal
problem is resolved at the same
time, an ill-advised strategy that

leads to paralysis on everything.
More important, the unions and
their allies on the left continue to
argue that foreign workers displace
Americans and drive down wages.
But that's simply not true. There are
not enough native-born Ameri-
cans to staff the high-tech sector. A
recent report by the TechAmerica
Foundation showed that a sizable
majority of recent doctorates in
math (54 percent), computer sci-
ence (60 percent) and engineering
(65 percent) went to foreign-born
grad students.
"Unfortunately," says Josh James,
the foundation's vice president,
"the United States educates the
world's best and brightest and then
tells them to go home, to compete
against us."
As Obama noted at the Facebook
town hall, the critics have it exactly
wrong. Those foreigners we are ed-
ucating "are potential job creators
... job generators." They don't hurt
American workers; they help them
- through their ideas, their energy
and their entrepreneurial spirit.
As an example, the president
cited Andy Grove, who was born in
Hungary and earned engineering
degrees from City College 'in New
York and the University of Califor-
nia, Berkeley. He became the third
employee of a struggling start-up
called Intel, which he helped trans-
form into one of the world's largest
manufacturers of microprocessors.
"We want more Andy Groves
here in the United States," Obama
said, and he's exactly right. Hope-
fully, with Republican help, he'll be
able to change the law and make
it easier for the next generation
of Andy Groves to live and work,
to.dream and create, here in their
adopted homeland.

Arizona's immigration law won't fit Fla.

Scripps Howard News Service

A s Republicans in the Florida
Legislature move to imple-
v ent Arizona-style immigra-
tion laws, they need to stop and
listen to the practicality and sanity
from a member of their own party:
Florida Commissioner of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services Adam
H. Putnam, a conservative Repub-
lican and a member of the state
Republicans are trying to pass
two anti-immigration bills, HB
7089 and SB 2040, primarily aimed
at Hispanics. The House bill would
require police to check the im-
migration status of a person under
criminal investigation if there is
"reasonable suspicion" the person
might be undocumented. The
Senate bill requires police to check
the status of inmates and identify
those eligible to be deported. Each
bill requires employers to check the
immigration status of their work-
ers. Although the Senate version is
less rigid, business and immigra-
tion advocates oppose it.
Putnam, a former state legisla-
tor who also spent a decade in
Congress, opposes both bills. As a
fifth-generation citrus grower and
rancher in Polk County and as head
of Florida agriculture and consum-
er services, a multimillion-dollar
industry responsible for more than
400,000 jobs, Putnam is a genuine
stakeholder in whatever happens
with immigration reform.
Because of his credibility, Put-
nam's concerns about enacting
draconian laws in the Sunshine
State should not be dismissed or

"Florida is the capital of the
Western Hemisphere," he said a few
weeks ago. "We're a destination for
investment capital, international
tourists, international research
and development and from Latin
America in particular. We have to
be very careful about how we ap-
proach this issue."
Putnam argues that Arizona-style
laws, which are being challenged by
the U.S. Department of Justice, will
hurt Florida. "What Arizona did in
Arizona is necessarily different than
what Florida should do," he said.
"They are a border state. And they
were attempting to solve problems
that are unique to a border state."
Although immigration laws
should be overhauled, Putnam
said, the overhauling should be
done at the federal level, not in
individual states and counties.
After all, Congress alone has the
authority to work with foreign na-
tions on issues involving visas and
travel across borders. As a member
of Congress, Putnam tried to get
his colleagues in Washington to
approach immigration compre-
hensively. Now that he is back in
Florida, he is trying to persuade
Tallahassee lawmakers to earnestly
analyze the negative economic
impact of Arizona-style legislation
before acting. Again, Putnam is not
a liberal Democrat who is trying
to hand over the state to undocu-
mented workers.
Evidence shows that copycat
Arizona laws have cost states mil-
lions of dollars to implement, and
these laws have cost states millions
in lost tourism and convention
bookings. By one estimate, Arizona

lost as much as $140 million as a
result of canceled conventions and
As far as I can tell, HB 7089 and
SB 2040 are anti-Hispanic, which
means that they will target most
farmworkers. If passed, these bills
will bring dangerous racial profiling
that will lead to disrupted lives, fear
and personal humiliation.
I am certain that Putnam is aware
of this ugly side of what is going on
in Tallahassee. Coming from a fam-
ily of ranchers and growers, he is
familiar with the handy misconcep-
tion that migrant workers take jobs
from able-bodied Americans eager
to stoop and pick and lug for about
$8 per hour without benefits
- in all weather conditions.
In an attempt to put this miscon-
ception to rest, the United Farm
Workers union has challenged
unemployed Americans to sign up
for farm work through a campaign
called "Take Our Jobs." The website
is Not sur-
prisingly, few able-bodied unem-
ployed Americans have signed up
for backbreaking farm work.
Still, according to a recent poll,
51 percent of Florida voters, mostly
whites, said they want the state to
adopt an immigration policy simi-
lar to Arizona's. And GOP lawmak-
ers seem eager to give voters what
they want.
Putnam has warned that such a
policy would drive away seasoned
farm hands. With time running out
for this legislative session, im-
migration advocates are hoping
Republicans will heed Putnam's
warnings and follow his advice.
Maxwell is a columnist for the St. Petersburg


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4278 Lafayette St.
Marianna, FL 32446

Luther H.

Luther H. Alford, 86, of
Grand Ridge died Monday,
May 2, 2011, at his resi-
dence. Arrangements will
be announced by James &
Sikes Funeral Home Mad-
dox Chapel.
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Home Maddox Chapel
4278 Lafayette St.
Marianna, Fl 32446


Mildred Elizabeth
Carnley, 78, of Marianna
died Sunday, May 1, 2011
at Jackson Hospital.
Born in Forest Glen, Ga.,
Mrs. Carnley was a former
resident of Panama City,
had resided in Jackson
County for the past 26
years and was a member of
Light House Church.
She was preceded in
death by her husband,
Aubra Carnley; a son,
James L. Carnley; two
daughters, Frances Nadine
Carnley and Erma Jane
Brincefield; her parents, M.
M. and Clara Paul Puckett;
four brothers, Chester,
Daniel, Junior and Lewis
Survivors include three
daughters, Barbara Brown
and husband Clibbert of
Alford, Christine Goff and
husband Thomas of Bris-
tol, Carolyn Bramblett of
Marianna; four sons, Ira
Carnley and wife Christine
of Alford, John Carnley,
Keith Carnley and wife
Debbie, and Derwin
Worley all of Marianna;
one sister, Flora Jackson of
the Bear Creek community;
27 grandchildren, 39 great-
grandchildren; and numer-
ous nieces, nephews, cous-
ins and friends.
Funeral services will be
at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 5,
2011 at Maddox Chapel
with the Revs. Gino Mayo
and Roy Worley officiating.
Interment will follow at
Riverside Cemetery with
James & Sikes Funeral
Home Maddox Chapel di-
The family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011-at
Maddox Chapel.
Expressions of sympathy
may be made, online at

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snakes list.
Although there are only
a few venomous snakes in
this part of the country, the
sight of any type sight can
be unnerving.
The University of Florida
offers some information
about how to "get. along"
with reptiles at www.
The most important rule
of thumb is steer clear if
the snake is not threaten-
ing you.
Experts note snakes can
strike about half the dis-
tance of their length, and
therefore cannot harm
you if they're given a wide
enough berth.
Floridians should fa-
miliarize themselves with
the varieties of snakes
common to the state, and
the website listed above
has pictures and other
Snakes in general are
actually quite beneficial,
noted Dr. John G. Himes,
a northeast regional bi-
ologist for the Florida Fish

Kent-Forest Lawn
Funeral Home
2403 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, FL 32405

Robert Owen
"Pops" Evins,
Lt. Col. (Ret.)

Robert Owen "Pops"
Evins, 84, of Panama City,
passed away Sunday, May
1, 2011. He' was born the
son of the late Jessie and
Lillance Evins on Oct. 3,
1927 in Louisville, Ky. He
grew up in Detroit.
Mr. Evins served 23 years
in the Army, including
service in World War II, Ko-
rea and Vietnam. He was
awarded the Distinguished
Flying Cross, Bronze Star,
five Air medals, Army Oc-
cupation for Germany and
Japan, Combat Infantry
Badge, Parachutist Badge
with combat drop, Mem-
ber of Task Force Smith of
Korea and many more.
He also received his bach-
elor's and master's degrees
from Troy University. After
retiring from the military,
he moved to Marianna,
where he placed the first
ROTC program for that
county. He lived in Ma-
rianna for 35 years. He
served as a city commis-
sioner, was a lifetime
member of the Elks Lodge
where he served as secreta-
ry, was a lifetime member
of the Mason Lodge, and
president of the Masonic
He is preceded in death
by his parents; his brother
David; and his grandson,
Brian Green.
Mr. Evins is survived by
his wife of 62 years,. Kather-
ine Evins; five children,
Robert Owen Evins Jr., Ri-
chard Evins, Gary Evins
and his wife Lisa Jo, Pamela
Evins and Lisa Evins; two
grandchildren, Michelle
Spitzer, and Sarah
Blankenship and her hus-
band Joe; two great-
grandchildren, Carly Knoth
and Evan Blankenship; his
brother, Alan Evins and his
wife Pat; two nephews; and
three nieces.
Funeral services will be
held 2 p.m.. Monday, May
9, 2011 at Barrancas Na-
tional Cemetery. Military
honors will be rendered by
the United States Army
Honor Guard.
The family will receive
friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral
Expressions of sympathy
may be viewed or ex-
pressed at

and Wildlife Conservation
Because they eat rodents
and other species, like in-
sects that can damage gar-
den plants, snakes should
actually be considered
friends, rather than en-
emies to be feared.
"Please remember that
snakes are an important
component of our natural
ecosystem and they have
important roles in con-
trolling rodents and other
undesirable animals, and
therefore should not be
indiscriminately killed,"
Himes said. "If you're go-
ing to be working in the
woods, wear work gloves
and boots made of dura-
ble material; that should
be good protection in the
unlikely event that you're
going encounter one that
strikes. They're usually try-
ing to get away from you
as much as you're trying to
get away from them, and*
they usually retreat unless
they're cornered."
If you see a snake in your
yard, the best thing to do
in most cases if you don't
want it hanging around
is to use the method out-
lined on the website to
safely capture and release
it, Himes said.

Budget includes corporate tax cut

The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE A corporate in-
come tax cut that's part of a budget
deal Florida lawmakers reached
Tuesday drew praise from Gov. Rick
Scott, although it's only a small frac-
tion of what he wanted.
House and Senate budget lead-
ers settled their differences just in
time to avoid extending the annual
60-day legislative session beyond its
scheduled Friday completion.
The agreement includes $308 mil-
lion in tax relief, but most of it is in
property tax.
Scott had asked for various tax
and fee cuts totaling $1.7 billion. His
top priority was a $458 million cut
in the corporate tax, but the budget
deal calls for only a $30 million re-
duction. The Republican governor,
though, dropped his threat to veto
the budget if he didn't get his cor-
porate tax cut. He called the smaller
reduction a first step that "sends
a message to. business in all these
other states that we're clearly open
for business."
Scott wants eventually to repeal
the corporate tax, which raises
nearly $2 billion a year, as part of
his agenda to create jobs by making
Florida, where more than 1 million
workers are unemployed, friendlier
to business.
"My plan was to phase it out over
seven years," Scott said. "We're still
going to get there."
Scott proposed a first-year reduc-
tion in the corporate tax from 5.5
percent to 4.5 percent. The legisla-
tive agreement makes no change
in the rate but increases a $5,000
exemption to $25,000. That would
mostly benefit smaller businesses
and totally exempt about half of the
30,000 corporations that pay the
The Senate later amended the
exemption increase onto a bill (HB
7185) that's passed annually to "pig-
gy back" Florida's corporate tax law
onto that year's federal tax code. The
chamber then unanimously passed
the amended measure and returned
it to the House for a final vote.
The exemption change is a com-
promise that accommodates the
governor at a much lower cost in a
tight budget year, said House Speak-

er Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park.
"Simply lowering the rate is politi-
cally challenging in an environment
where you're having to make cuts in
health care and education," Cannon
"There is a political benefit to both
the messaging and, frankly, there's
the economic policy of: smaller
businesses are more likely to be ag-
ile enough to hire people quickly,"
he added.
Besides the higher exemption,
the budget agreement includes tar-
geted business tax credits of $9 mil-
lion for research and development,
$10 million for space projects and
$3 million for contaminated site de-
velopment. The state's film industry
tax credit would be increased by $12
The biggest chunk of tax relief
would come at the expense of the
state's five water management
Their property taxes would be cut
.by $210.5 million.
The accord also has a three-day
back-to-school sales tax holiday
that would set the state back $25.6
Tuesday was the deadline for
reaching an agreement due to a
constitutional 72-hour waiting pe-
riod before a vote can be taken after
a compromise budget bill hits law-
makers' desks.
The budget for the fiscal year be-
ginning July 1 is expected to top $67
billion with $2.2 billion in reserves.
It cuts spending by nearly $4 billion
but budget writers still found room
for spending projects in key law-
makers' districts.
The budget's spending reductions
along with' what will amount to a 3
percent paycut for public employees
are the result of state's revenues fail-
ure to keep pace with cost increases
and a growing demand for services,
led by health care programs.
The budget deal cuts Medicaid
reimbursement rates 12 percent for
most hospitals 4 percent for chil-
dren's and rural hospitals and 6.5
percent for nursing homes.
The Senate, though, backed off
from sharp reductions in programs
for seriously ill patients including
transplant recipients and seniors.
Now, they'll keep their current

spending levels.
Senate Budget Chairman JD Alex-
ander, R-Lake Wales, and House Ap-
propriations Chairwoman Denise
Grimsley, R-Sebring, negotiated
the final deal that includes $46 mil-
lion in construction money for the
University of South Florida's new
polytechnic campus at Lakeland in
Alexander's district. The Legislature
had passed the funding last year but
it was vetoed by former Gov. Charlie
Alexander said other areas have
gotten special projects in the past,
so "you would think there is a sense
of equity to allow every region to
have an opportunity to have pro-
grams that can expand the econom-
ic future."
Last minute additions included
$6.9 million for a community college
branch inWesley Chapel, hometown
of Republican Rep. WillWeatherford
who is slated to become speaker in
November 2012.
Those and several other projects
were added less than 24 hours after
Grimsley complained the Senate
bill .was filled with members' pet
projects and "political payback to
special interests."
Grimsley changed her tune Tues-
day, saying the projects are "from
the members who know their dis-
tricts much better than Sen. Alexan-
der and I know them."
Other late additions include $6
million to complete an applied
science building at Florida State
University, $5 million for targeted
student assistance at Florida A&M
University and more than $2 mil-
lion each for medical schools at the
University of Central Florida and
Florida International University.
Also, added: $200,000 for UCF's
Lou Frey Institute of Politics and
Government, $750,000 more for
historically black colleges, $895,458
more for health programs at Nova
Southeast University and $400,000
for a study of potential benefits' of
destination gambling resorts and
horse racing.
The budgetleaders agreedon $21.1
million for libraries $100,000
.more than current spending and
the deal will spare state attorneys
and public defenders from a pro-
posed 5 percent cut.

Key amendment dashed on immigration bill

The Associated Press

immigration legislation moving
through the Republican-led Florida
Legislature became highly uncer-
tain Tuesday after the Senate killed
an amendment that would have
pressured business owners to use
the federal E-Verify database to
document a worker's immigration
Lawmakers remain far apart on
the contentious bill (SB 2040) with
just three days left before Friday's
scheduled adjournment and Senate
President Mike Haridopolos said he
wants to see what the House does
about its version, if anything, before
asking his members to vote.
The measure (SB 2040) is a top pri-
ority for Gov. Rick Scott and Attor-
ney General Pam Bondi, who both
campaigned on cracking down on
illegal workers coming into Florida.
Scott signed an executive order on
his first day as governor, Jan. 4, or-
dering state agencies to use E-Verify
to determine if current or prospec-

From Page 1A

actually goes a little farther back
than the time they lived at the
apartments. Patterson's family
moved in next to Dickson's fam-
ily on Wynn Street in Marianna in
1937. Patterson said while growing
up, Dickson kept chickens and had
a garden.
Linda Roberts recalled that
Dickson loves animals. For a long
time, there was a stray cat Dickson
named "Mr. Ugly" that was always
by his side. Dickson told people Mr.
Ugly belonged to the building, but

From Page 1A
brought the television from home,
Wiggins noted, and the other fur-
nishings were moved back in after
the team relocated from their tem-
porary station at Hatton House.

tive employees are legal.
But senators responded to an
emotional plea from state Sen. JD
Alexander and ignored the wishes
of two of the body's most powerful
members with a vote that signaled
trouble for a proposal that already
differs significantly from the House
version. Alexander said there are
many problems with E-Verify and
that it's costly for employers.
"The Florida Senate stands up for
hard-working folks and doesn't do
the politically expedient thing, but
does the right thing," said Alexan-
der, a central Florida citrus grower
who employs hundreds of migrant
farmworkers. "If it takes more time
to get it right and more time for our
federal leaders to come to some sort
of reasonable solution then that
may be what's best."
The amendment by rules chair-
man, Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Au-
gustine; was defeated 23-16 after
more than an hour of emotional
debate. Thrasher closed his unsuc-
cessful bid to win support for the
amendment by suggesting E-Verify

everybody knew it was his, Roberts
Roberts helped Dickson with the
' gardens, but that didn't mean he.
wasn't particular. Dickson knew if
someone touched his garden and
he also didn't trust anyone with his
tools or supplies, Roberts said.
Despite his stubbornness, "Bob"
would do anything for you, Roberts
"We all miss him," she added.
Mae Ponte first noticed Dickson
when he was sweeping the porch
one day, but soon learned he had a
way with flowers. The women who
lived in Ponte's apartment before
her had a confederate rose bush
outside her window and taught

Expanding the day room meant
that walls had to be torn out to make
way for another bedroom in a dif-
ferent part of the station, since the
expansion took up the space where
one bedroom had been.
The two-man Fire Rescue teams
need a place to rest, since they work
24-hour shifts.

may have prevented some of the
10 terrorists from Florida involved
in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks from
entering the country. However, all
were in the U.S. legally on work or
student visas although just one held
a job. Thrasher's proposal, which
would have assessed stiff fines for
businesses who failed to get docu-
mentation on migrant workers, also
conflicted with the federal regula-
tion that explicitly prohibits the use
of E-Verify for pre-screening.
Senators did approve Alexander's
amendment requiring the state's
one-stop work centers to use E-
Verify when qualifying potential
employees. It would also require
state or local agencies to authorize
any government benefits for work-
ers and require law enforcement
agencies to make reasonable efforts
to identify the nationality of people
jailed after being arrested and de-
termine whether they have legally
entered the country.
Several dozen Latinos and migrant
workers were in the Senate gallery
during the debate.

Dickson how to trim it to make it
Dickson would make the rose
bush bloom beautifully, Ponte said,
and he felt bad when he couldn't
take care of it anymore.
Ponte said seeing how caring
Dickson was to trim the rose bush,
and then feel bad when he couldn't
anymore, made her think the world
of him.
Dickson has his own chair in the
lobby. A group of women looked
at the chair as they talked about it,
almost like they could still see him
sitting there in the afternoon, the
way he did for years.
"He's very precious to us," Ponte

Wiggins, Fire Rescue Chief Tony
Wesley, other members of the fire
team, Jackson County Administra-
tor Ted Lakey, and Sneads and pris-
on officials were joined at the gath-
ering Tuesday by county pageant
queens who came to take part in the

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White House: bin Laden unarmed during assault

The Associated Press

bin Laden was unarmed
when he was confronted
by U.S. commandos at his
Pakistani hideout but tried
to resist the assault, the,
White House said Tuesday
as new details emerged
about the 'audacious raid
that killed the world's most
wanted terrorist.
The White House said it
was considering whether
to release photos that
were taken of bin Laden
after he was killed but was
concerned that the pho-
tos were "gruesome" and
could be inflammatory.
Other details that
emerged on Tuesday, ac-
cording to U.S. officials:
One of bin Laden's wives
tried to rush the com-
mandos and was shot in
the leg. High temperatures
caused a lumbering heli-
copter carrying the raiders
to make a hard landing.
And as Navy SEALs swept
through the compound,
they handcuffed those they
encountered with plastic
zip ties and pressed on
in pursuit of their target,
code-named Geronimo.
Once bin Laden had
been shot, they doubled
back to move the prisoners
away from the compound
before blowing up the
downed helicopter.
The fuller picture of
the high-stakes assault
emerged as U.S. officials

weighed whether to re-
lease video and photos of
bin Laden, who was killed
with a shot above his left
Sen. Dianne Feinstein,
who chairs the Senate In-
telligence Committee and
revealed some of the new
details about the raid,
said she'd known about
the suspected bin Laden
compound since last De-
cember offering rare
evidence that Washington
can indeed keep a block-
buster secret.
President Barack Obama
made plans to go to ground
zero in NewYork on Thurs-
day to mark the milestone
of bin Laden's demise and
to remember the dead of
the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
White House counter-
terrorism adviser John
Brennan said the U.S. was
scouring items seized in
the raid on bin Laden's
compound in Abbottabad,
Pakistan said to include
hard drives, DVDs, a pile
of documents and more
- that might tip U.S. in-
telligence to al-Qaida's op-
erational details and per-
haps lead to the presumed
next-in-command, Ayman
As for publicly releasing
photos and video, Brennan
said in a series of appear-
ances on morning televi-
sion. "This needs to be
done thoughtfully," with
careful consideration giv-
en to what kind of reaction

the images might provoke.
At issue were photos of
bin Laden's corpse and vid-
eo of his swift burial at sea.
Officials were reluctant to
inflame Islamic sentiment
by showing graphic images
of the body. But they were
also anxious to address the
stories already building in
Pakistan and beyond that
bin Laden was somehow
still alive.
In a move that could
increase pressure for the
release of photos, Afghan
Taliban spokesman Zabi-
hullah said talk of bin
Laden's death was "pre-
mature," adding that the
U.S. had not presented
"convincing evidence," the
SITE Intelligence Group
Obama, who approved
the extraordinarily risky
operation and witnessed
its progression -from the
White House Situation
Room, his face heavy with
tension, reaped accolades
from world leaders he'd
kept in the dark as well as
from political opponents
at home. Pakistan, how-
ever, called the raid "unau-
thorized" Tuesday and said
it shouldn't serve as a prec-
edent for future actions.
CIA Director Leon Pa-
netta, in interviews with
Time and PBS' "News-
hour," sketched the scene
in the Situation Room as
the tense final minutes of
the raid played out.
"Once those teams went

into the compound," he
told PBS, "I can tell you
there was a time period of
almost 20 or 25 minutes
that we really didn't know
just exactly what was go-
ing on."
Then, Panetta told Time,
when Adm. William McRa-
ven, head of the Joint Spe-
cial Forces Command,
reported that the com-
mandos had identified
"Geronimo" the code
name for bin Laden "all
the air we were holding
came out."
And when the helicop-
ters left the compound
15 minutes later, Panetta
said, the room broke into
Carney filled in details
about the assault, saying
that bin Laden did resist
the commandos, although
he was not armed. One of
bin Laden's'wives, Carney
said, was in the room and
tried to charge at the U.S.
. Monday night, Republi-
can and Democratic lead-
ers gave Obama a stand-
ing ovation at. an evening
White House meeting that
was planned before the
assault but became a cel-
ebration of it, and an occa-
sion to step away from the
fractious political climate.
The episode was7 an em-
barrassment, at best, for
Pakistani authorities as
bin Laden's presence was
revealed in their midst.
The stealth U.S. operation

In this image released by the White House, President Barack,
Obama listens during one in a series of meetings discussing
the mission against Osama bin Laden, in the Situation Room
of the White House last Sunday in Washington.

played out in 'a city with
a strong Pakistani mili-
tary presence and without
notice from Washington.
Questions persisted in
the administration and
grew in Congress about
whether some elements
of Pakistan's security ap-
paratus might have been
in collusion with al-Qaida
in letting bin Laden hide in

Brennan asked the ques-
tion that was reverberating
around the world: "How
did Osama bin Laden
stay at that compound
for six years or so and be
"We have many, many
questions about this," he
said. "And I know Pakistani
officials do as well."

Residents affected by the tornado come to receive help at the
Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster
recovery center at the Ashley Furniture Store in Fultondale,
Ala. on Monday.


redeem r(
The Associated Press

-The messages came in a
fast and furious onslaught:
a series of massively pow-
erful tornadoes were rip-
ping across Alabama and
other parts of the South.
On the receiving end of
frantic descriptions of en-
tire neighborhoods wiped
out by last week's pulveriz-
ing storms that killed 328,
Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency adminis-
trator Craig Fugate urged
President Barack Obama
to immediately sign an
emergency disaster decla-
ration for Alabama.
The near immediate re-
sponsewas starklydifferent
from past catastrophes.
Likely the most memora-
ble, in 2005, as the damage
from Hurricane Katrina
and New Orleans' broken
levees was coming into full
view, the country and the
flooded city wondered out
loud: Where is the federal
Katrina's aftermath
prompted federal law
changes that allow FEMA
to jump in faster with peo-
ple and supplies.
It looks like Fugate's deci-
sion to risk being criticized
for sending too much too
soon to flattened towns
than be left explaining why
help took so long to arrive
worked to at least make
victims feel as if the gov-
ernment cared.
"If you can't tell me it's
not bad, I'm going to as-
sume it's bad ... and go,"
Fugate told The Associated
Press as he flew from Ala-
bama, where at least 236
people died to tour the
devastated town of Smith-
ville, Miss.
Fugate said there was
plenty more work to do
and the cleanup and re-
covery would be another
;ong-term project. And
.oigh1l he has been quick

eks to

to remind anyone who will
listen that the states ate
in charge of responding
to the storms, Fugate's of-
fice has also been making
sure everyone knows what
his agency is up to with a
flurry of press releases out-
lining each step.
By Monday afternoon,
FEMA officials reported
they opened 11 disaster re-
covery centers in Alabama
and nearly 18,000 house-
holds in the state had al-
ready registered for FEMA
The agency also said
more than $2 million had
been approved so far for
temporary housing and
home repairs late Monday.

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Optimism at its highest for Graceville Tigers


Fresh off the program's best
state performance in school
history, Graceville track coach
JaJuan Clark said he expects
the Tigers to continue their for-
ward momentum in the coming
Graceville competed in the FH-
SAA 1A Outdoor State Finals over
the weekend, and came away
with state titles in four separate
"It was a great feeling, and a
long time coming," Clark said
of the performance. "It was the

least amount of people we ever
took (to the state meet), but it
was our best finish."
Mychea Williams won gold
medals in the girls' 100 and 200
meter dashes, as well as in the
4x100 relay with teammates
Brittany Smith, Cierra Mack, and
Jalisa McSwain.
"That was a great way for My-
chea to close out her senior
year," Clark said. "She finished
second (in the 100 and 200 me-
ters) the last two years, behind
Kayla Parker from Port St. Joe.
But this was her year."
Jessica McClendon gave the Ti-
gers another gold medal by win-

ning the shot put with a mark of
39 feet, 6 inches.
It was the second straight
state title in the shot put for
The four gold medals was a
record for the Tigers, while the
eight top-three finishes also
qualified as a school best.
Perhaps the most satisfying
victory for Graceville came in
the 4x100 event, as Holy Trinity
came in as the prohibitive favor-
ite, according to Clark.
"It was an upset, but we knew
we could do it," the coach said.

See GHS, Page 2B

Graceville's Mychea Williams, center, comes out on top during the girls 100
meter dash at the 1A state track meet last weekend in Winter Park. She won
with a time of 12.59 seconds.


Fall on their mind


Graceville head football coach Todd Wertenberger leads the Tigers in spring drills Tuesday.

Football teams prepare for upcoming season


Spring practice began Monday
for high school football teams
around the state. The Graceville
Tigers have returned to work in
hope of laying the groundwork
for a turnaround season in the
The Tigers are coming off their
second straight 3-7 season in
2010, and coach Todd Werten-
berger said that his staff and
players were eager to get back on
the practice field for spring.
However, he said he believed
the enthusiasm would be the
same even if Graceville had gone
7-3 last year.
"We've come off of two tough
seasons, but I think the attitude
comes more from the players
themselves than the coach-
ing staff," Wertenberger said.
"There's just a positive attitude
in the locker room right now, but
it has nothing to do with what we
did in the past, win or lose. It has

to do with us looking forward
and being excited to get as good
as we can get this year."
But the coach said to make no
mistake about it; he and his play-
ers have started the spring tar-
geting a turnaround in the fall.
"Heck yeah, we talk about it,"
he said of making a leap forward
in the 2011 season. "We talk
about 'restoring the roar.' That's
our motto this year."
From 2005-2009, the Tigers
had a record of 30-17, and made
four playoff appearances and
one trip to the 1B championship
game in 2005.
But in the last two seasons,
Graceville has gone just 6-14,
losing six of its last eight last sea-
sons after a signature win over
Marianna in the second game of
the season.
Wertenberger said success of-
ten runs in cycles in small school
football, and only hard work and
focus would lift the Tigers out of
this one.
"Schools of all size go through

this, but especially the small
schools," he said. "You have ups
and downs depending on class
size, and the classes that go
through. There are always bumps
in the road, but the only way to
turn it around is to not succumb
to it. You can't accept that you're
only as good as 3-7. You have to
keep working and stay focused
on the process of winning.
. "You have to focus on doing
t'he things you know you have
to do to win. You have to be dis-
ciplined enough to keep doing
those things, and eventually it
will turn around for you."
The Tigers will have their fi-
nal practice without pads today
before getting the full gear on
' Wertenberger said the early
days of spring practice were just
table-setting for when the pads
come on.
"We're doing a lot of funda-
mental drills for offense and



Lady Eagles earn

a spot in national


Despite a mediocre conference record,
Tallahassee is playing well in the clutch


Despite finishing fourth in
the Panhandle Conference
during the regular season,
the Tallahassee Lady Eagles
are the only league softball
team to make it out of the
FCSAA Softball Tournament
in Pensacola alive.
The Lady Eagles, who
were just 6-10 in Panhandle
competition, beat Polk State
2-0 on Sunday to advance to
the state tide game and earn
a bid to the NJCAA Division
I Softball National Tourna-
ment in St. George, Utah on
May 19-21.
TCC got a terrific pitch-
ing performance from Em-
ily Smethurst to beat Polk
State, as she pitched a com-
plete-game, five-hit shut-
out, while striking out eight
and walking no one.
Amanda Ake hit a solo
home run for the Lady Ea-
gles in the third inning, and
Alexis Anderson provided
an insurance run. with an
RBI single in the top of the
Alanna Leasau led Talla-
hassee with three hits, while
Megan Oster had two hits
and a run scored.
Against Miami Dade, how-
ever, the Lady Eagles fell
behind 5-0 through five in-

nings, and the hole proved
too difficult to climb out of.
Sara Scott took the loss for
''TCC, giving up three earned
runs on seven hits, two
walks, and two strikeouts in
two innings.
Ake finally got the Lady
Eagles on the board with a
three-run home run .in the
top of the sixth to make it
Kristen Exposito answered
with a solo shot for Miami
'Dade in the bottom of the
inning for the final run.
Ake was 3 for 3 with a run
and three RBI, and finished
ouit the weekend with nine
hits, four home runs, and 10
She was one of six Lady
Eagles to make the all-
tournament team, along
with Smethurst, Anderson,
Leasau, Scott, and. Kirsten
Panhandle champion
Chipola was knocked out
after only two games Friday,
while co-champion North-
west Florida State suffered
its first loss to TCC 4-2 on
Friday, and its second to
Polk State 5-1 on Saturday.
Gulf Coast beat State Col-
lege of Florida 2-1 before
losing to Hillsborough 2-0
on Friday, and was elimi-
nated Saturday with a 12-7
loss to Polk State.

Tallahassee Community College's FCSAA Gulf District All-
Tournament recipients are, from the left, Amanda Ake, Alexis
Anderson, Sara Scott, Dallas Towns, Emily Smethurst, Alanna
Leasau and Kirsten Grant. The Lady Indians finished runners-
up in the state tournament Sunday, advancing to the national
tournament in St. George, Utah on May 19-21.

MERE Baseba 7

Reed allows just one run as Zaxby's posts 7-1victory over Lions

Lion bats unable to
generate any offense
in losing effort

Floridan Correspondent
Zaxby's topped Lions 7-1 on
Monday night in Marianna Rec-
reation Department O'Zone ac-
tion at Optimist Park.
Starting on the mound for
Zaxby's and picking up the win
was Ryan Reed, who went two
innings, giving up one run on no

hits and four walks, while strik-
ing out three.
Bobby Lewis came on in the
third for two innings, giving up
no runs on no hits, one walk,
and two strikeouts.
Maxx Harrell closed out the
game with no runs, no walks, no
hits, and one strikeout in one in-
ning of work.
The Lions countered with
Cameron Gray, who went three
innings and took the loss, giving
up four runs on four walks, four
hits, and four strikeouts before
being relieved by Dalton Smith

who gave up three runs on one
hit and two walks in one inning.
Zaxby's got on board with one
run in the top of the first inning
on a solo shot by Maxx Harrell.
Zaxby's plated three more runs
in the second inning to go up 4-
0. With one out, Reed and Will
Johnson drew consecutive walks
before scoring on a two-RBI
double by Damien Goodman.
With two outs, Chase Mead-
ows singled home Goodman for
the final run of the inning. Lions
added their only run in the bot-
tom of the second inning.

Consecutive walks to Gray and
Max Martinez were followed by
a pair of strikeouts, and a throw-
ing error allowed Gray to score.
A walk to Turner Seay was ne-
gated when the final batter went
down swinging.
Zaxby's had a bases loaded op-
portunity in the top of the third
inning, but could not execute a
run home. *
With two outs, Lamarian Bella
and Milik Watson drew a pair of
walks, followed by a single by
Seth Gilmore to load the bases,
but a strikeout ended the threat.

The Lions went down in order
in the bottom of the third inning,
and Zaxby's added three runs in
the top of the fourth.
Harrell drew a lead-off walk,
stole second and third, and
scored on a single by Pender
Johnson. A walk to Reed put
runners at first and third, with
Johnson sacrificing a run home.
A passed ball allowed an ad-
ditional run to score before the
inning ended on a strikeout.
The only offense left for the Li-
ons was a walk in the fourth in-
ning to Lane Hicks. L




Big Bend

Chattahoochee still sits

atop Eastern Division


The Chattahoochee Red
Birds were able to keep
their grip on first place in
the Eastern Division of the
Big Bend Baseball League
of Florida on Sunday, tak-
ing a 13-3 victory' over
the Washington County
With the win, Chatta-
hoochee improved to 5-1
on the season, staying a
game ahead of the Gulf
County Drive (6-2) in the

loss column.
The Drive kept pace by
sweeping a doubleheader
from the Jackson County
Jays, winning the first
game 12-11, and then the
second 6-1.
However, the Jays are
still in first place in the
Western Division at 4-3,
two games better than the
Bay County Brewers (2-3)
in the win column.
The Bruins are in third
place in the West with a
record of 2-5, while the
Calhoun County Horse-

men remain the only Big
Bend team without a vic-
tory at 0-5.
The Horsemen's sched-
uled game against Bay
County was re-scheduled
for June 5.
After taking a week
off for the Mother's Day
holiday, the Big Bend
league will be back in ac-
tion on May 15, with Ca-
houn County taking on
Gulf County, Washington
County vs. Bay County,
and Chattahoochee vs.
Jackson County.


Bulls guard Derrick Rose is

NBA's most valuable player

The Associated Press

Right from the start, Der-
rick Rose wondered why
he couldn't be the MVP. It
turns out, nothing could
stop him.
Rose officially became
the NBA's youngest MVP
on Tuesday and joined
Michael Jordan as the
only Bulls player to win
the award, which was no
surprise given his spectac-
ular. season and Chicago's
leap to a league-leading
62 wins.
He has a ways to go be-
fore he catches Jordan,
who won five MVPs and
led the way to two cham-
pionship three-peats, but
he sure is off to a good
"I'm not even touch-
ing that man right there,"
Rose said. "I'm far away
from him. If anything, it
would be great to be close
to him. This is a different
team, a different era."
In his third year, the dy-
namic point guard led the
Bulls to their best season
since the championship
The 22-year-old Rose
got 1,182 points and 113
first-place votes from a
panel of media voters,
supplanting Wes Unseld
as the youngest to win
the award with a runaway
win. Orlando's Dwight
Howard (643 points) fin-
ished second, Miami's
LeBron James was third,
the Lakers' Kobe Bryant
was fourth and Oklahoma
City star Kevin Durant fin-
ished fifth.
A product of Chicago's
South Side, Rose estab-

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and run

just basically
how to practice
through drills as

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"It was just a matter of go-
ing down there and putting
forth the effort. We know
we're a small school, but
we do whatever it takes to
be recognized."
Graceville also got top
three finishes from Lean-
der Ford in the shot put,
Kevin Potts in the 400 me-
ter dash, Williams in the
high jump, and a fourth-
place finish for the Gracev-
ille girls as a team.
The Tigers lose seven se-
niors from this year's team,
but the cupboard is still
stocked and the future very
bright, according to Clark.
"Most definitely, this is
something we should be
able to carry over," the
coach said. "There's not
really a limit I can see for
where it will stop with the
turnout we're having every
year. The kids are getting
older, more mature, and
they're growing and getting
stronger. This is something
]we hope to continue on."

Sports Briefs

Chipola Baseball
The Indians will begin
play in the FCSAA Baseball
Tournament on Saturday
in Lakeland.
Chipola will open with
Lake Sumter at 10 a.m.
With a win, the Indians
would play their next
game Sunday at 4 p.m.
A loss, and they would
be action Sunday
at 10 a.m.

Chipola Summer
Chipola baseball will
hold three instructional
camps for ages 8-18 this
There will be a pitching
camp on June 13-14, a hit-
ting camp on June 15-16,
and a skills camp on June
20-21, all running from 9
a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost is $100 per camp,
but $250 for those who at-
tend all three camps.
There will also be a
high school showcase at
Chipola Field on May 14
at 9 a.m.
Those interested can go
to and
go to thebaseball web site
to get a brochure, or call
coach Addison at 850-718-
2243, or coach Johnson at
Cost for the showcase is
also $100.

Golf Tournament
The Jackson County
Chamber of Commerce
Ambassadors' Golf Tour-

Rose is the NBA's MVP, becoming the youngest player in
league history to win the award, a person familiar with the
situation told The Associated Press.

lishedhimself as one of the
top players in the league
after going from Rookie of
the Year to All-Star in his
.first two seasons. He took
another step this year with
one of the best all-around
performances by a point
He averaged 25 points
and 7.7 assists while
leading Chicago into
contention for its first
championship since the
Jordan-Scottie Pippen era.
For all the groaning over
the Bulls missing out on
James, Dwyane Wade and
Chris Bosh in free agency,
they did quite well for
themselves anyway.
Rose showed up to train-
ing camp openly wonder-
ing why he couldn't be
MVP. Then, he backed it
"It really just came out,"
Rose said. "That's the way

fast as we can," the coach
said. ,
"Hopefully when we get in
pads, we'll be able to get
after it a little bit. Hope-
fully we'll be able to move a
little bit faster, so we don't

I thought at the time. I put
a lot of hard work into my
game, especially during
the summer. ... I dedicat-
ed my whole summer to
basketball. Even though it
was tough, I did it."
Rose was a picture of
humility during the news
He thanked everyone
from the fans to his team-
mates, coaches and man-
agement, and he choked
up when he mentioned
his mom, Brenda Rose,
and older brothers seated
in the front row.
At one point, he looked
at her and paused.
"Just thinking how
hard she works," he said.
"Those are hard days. My
days shouldn't be hard be-
cause I love what I'm do-
ing. That's playing basket-
ball. You keep me going
every day and I love you."

have to teach everything
anymore, we just have to
rep it."
The Tigers will cap off
their spring on May 17 with
a scrimmage game against ,
Freeport in Freeport.


United Way
ef Central Aldbanma e Inm

nament will be held at In-
dian Springs Golf Course
on Friday.
Sign-up and lunch is
from noon to 1 p.m.,
with tee-off at 1 p.m. The
format is a four-man
scramble, with cost of $65
per player, which includes
cart, green fees, prizes,
and lunch.
All proceeds from the
tournament go to The His-
toric Russ House Founda-
tion, a 501 (c)3 Tax Exempt
non-profit entity created
for the sole purpose of
maintaining and preserv-
ing the building.

Golf Tournament
The 3rd Annual Rob
Fowler Memorial Golf
Tournament will be held
Saturday at Dogwood
Lakes Golf & Country Club
in Bonifay.
Registration will be at
8 a.m., with an 8:30 a.m.
Format is four-man,
scramble, and entry fee
is $50 per person, includ-
ing greens fee, cart, and
catered lunch.
To sponsor or pre-reg-
ister, call Kevin Taylor at
850-326-1525, or Brian
Taylor at 850-381-4894.

Marianna Volleyball
Marianna High School
will have a volleyball camp
for grades 4-8 on July 11-
13 at MHS.
The camp is $75 per

student, and will run from
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day.
For more information
and to register, go to the
Marianna High School
web site.

Fast-Pitch Softball
Fast-pitch softball club
team LA Smooth is look-
ing for a pitcher for its 10U
travel team.
The club is based out of
Ashford, Ala.
For further informa-
tion, call Stacy Harper at

Marianna Youth
Team Dynamic Youth
Wrestling Team will
continue practicing on
Tuesday and Thursday
nights at the wrestling
room at the old Marianna
High School.
Practice will be from 6
p.m. to 8 p.m.
All kids in Jackson
County from ages 6 and
up are welcome to join.
For further information
please contact Marianna
coach Ron Thoreson at

Sports Items
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or fax them to 850-482-
4478. The mailing address
for the paper is Jackson
County Floridan P.O. Box
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MViami Heat

Wade, James stay side by side

The Associated Press

MIAMI On the court,
LeBron James and Dwyane
Wade typically are no more
than a few feet apart.
Off the court, that ap-
parently doesn't change
They were close long be-
fore this season, but their
first year together with
the Miami Heat seems to
have further strengthened
that bond, as evidenced by
them often dining togeth-
er, texting constantly while
watching out-of-town
games and almost always
doing their interviews af-
ter practices and games
side by side.
"We're in it together,"
James said Tuesday, hours.
, before the Heat hosted the
Boston Celtics in Game 2
of an Eastern Conference
semifinal series. "It's not
just me and D-Wade. It's
all the guys in the locker
room, all 15, the coaching

The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS A federal ap-
peals court agreed Tuesday to fast
track the NFL's appeal of a judge's or-
der that briefly lifted the lockout.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap-
peals in St. Louis set a June 3 hear-
ing, with 30 minutes of oral argu-
ment for each side, before Judges
Duane Benton, Kermit Bye and Ste-
ven Colloton.
U.S. District Judge Susan Richard
Nelson issued her injunction stop-
ping the lockout on April 25 and de-
nied the NFL's appeal two days later.
The league appealed to the 8th Cir-
cuit, and the same three-judge panel
issued a temporary stay of Nelson's
order on Friday.

staff included. No matter
what goes on throughout a
game, and we had our ups
and downs throughout the
season, we always stayed
It wasn't accidental that
James and Wade were
among the biggest stars of
last summer's NBA free-
agent bonanza. Their pre-
vious contracts had identi-
cal structures, giving each
the option of choosing a
new team in 2010 which
opened the window for
them to team up in the
right situation.
Once they did that, they
knew some things would
get easier, others harder.'
"People forget that me
and Bron were the best of
friends before we played
together," Wade said.
"We got criticized be-
fore (this season) for be-
ing friends and hanging
out before games with
-each other. ... Back in the
day, the Lakers didn't do

that, Boston didn't do that.
Well, today, obviously that
worked because we're here
together. We have that
It's not always smooth
sailing. Both are intense
competitors, who aren't
afraid to tell their team-
mates about things they
don't like and they don't
exclude each other from
those harsh words.
No one is immune, and
no one seems offended by
that, either.
"There's a point in the
season where feelings go
out the window," James
said. "We're trying to win
a championship. We can't
worry about anybody's
feelings, friend or no
friend, at this point. If D-
Wade makes a mistake or I
make a mistake,
I expect to hear from
him and he expects to hear
from me."
Doing interviews togeth-
er just makes sense, they

The lockout was put back in place
by the owners a few hours later. The
8th Circuit is still deciding whether
to make the stay more permanent,
until the appeals process can play,
out. '
The league's opening brief is due
May 9 and the players must file their
response brief by May 20.
The NFL's reply to the response is
due May 26.
The appeals court's approval of an
expedited stay gave the NFL at least
some relief from the stern rebuke
from Nelson.
In denying the NFL's for a, stay, Nel-
son wrote last week that the league
"offered little, if any, evidence to
directly rebut" evidence from tlre
players they're being irreparably

quickly learned. After the
vast majority of Heat prac-
tices this season, Wade and
James have walked toward
the crowd of reporters to-
gether, saying that simply
saves time.
"Do things smarter, not
harder," Wade said.
Most of their postgame
news conferences at home
have come with them side-
by-side as well, while Chris
Bosh typically does his be-
fore Wade and James.
There's a reason for that,
too: Bosh gets dressed
more quickly.
Even with Bosh and
Wade alongside him and
getting their share of spot-
light time, James says he
has probably gotten more
attention this year on a
team with stars of similar
status than during any of
his seasons in Cleveland.
Going forward, that may
change. But having the
bonds this season with his
new team clearly helped.

damaged by the lockout, the key re-
quirement for a decision to lift it.
Nelson also wrote that, without a
motion for an expedited appeal, the
NFL's argument assuming the 8th
Circuit will rule before- the 2011 be-
gins "seems unlikely."
Now the league has just that, the-
oretically allowing more time this
summer after the appeals process
is completed for talks to resume
on a new collective bargaining
, Court-ordered mediation between
the two sides is set to resume before
U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan
on May 16, after four days of talks last
month and 16 days of federally me-
diated negotiations earlier this year.
Little progress has been reported.

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, left and LeBron James smile during
the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against.the New
Jersey Nets, Sunday in Newark, N.J. The Heat won 108-94.

"I think this year in par- whole summer of joining
ticular has been a little bit here and coming here with
more because of the cir- D-Wade and C.B.," James
cumstance of me changing said. "I think it's been a
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Dear Annie: My mother is in her late
80s and is becoming increasingly diffi-
cult. She's always been rather critical, but
now she is downright rude and insulting.
It's as though being old gives her the right
to say anything that pops into her head
without consideration for anyone else's
My husband tells me to ignore her com-
ments. I know he's right, but old habits die
hard, and I still try to defend myself, ahd
also my, family when she insults them. I
know she isn't going to change, so some-
how I have to find a better way to respond
to her.
Please give me some strategies to con-
trol my instinctive defensive reactions
- without starting an argument, being
"hateful" (her word) or walking away,
which would be tantamount to declaring
war. Dutiful Daughter
Dear Daughter: Your mother may be
exhibiting early signs of dementia, one
of which is the inability to censor what
comes out of her mouth. Ask if you can
accompany her to her next doctor's
That will give you an opportunity to
mention this possibility to the doctor
and request an evaluation. Perhaps if you
can keep in mind that her insults are not


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who died in 1900, wrote, "In order that people
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are needed: They must be fit for it. They must
not do too much of it. And they must have a
sense of success in it."
In order that bridge partners may be happy,
they must find a good suit fit, they must not
misbid, and they must have success in their
contract. How should South plan the play in six
spades after West leads the diamond king?
North added one point for each doubleton,
giving him 10 support points (high-card plus
shortage). So he made a three-spade game-
invitational limit raise. (He also had eight los-
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and two clubs the number for a limit raise.)
South could not use Blackwood immediately,
because he had two fast diamond losers. So he
control-bid (cue-bid) four clubs. Then, after
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20) It's nice to be rec-
ognized by certain people
whom others admire, but
don't be flattered by exces-
sive attention.
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20) You should avoid
mistakenly thinking of
one friend as being more
important than your other
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22) Be extremely care-
ful how you treat someone
whose material circum-
stances are far less fortu-
nate than yours or most of
your friends.
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Even though certain prom-
ises made to you sound
sincere, you might not be
able to depend upon a
commitment if the person
involved is a bit scatter-
brained or unreliable.
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22) Even though you're
likely to be a capable man-
ager of your resources, not
everyone is.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
This can be a productive
day for you, provided you
team up with someone
who is equally responsible.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) Do not make light of
things that you were sup-
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likely to be some very valu-
able morsels of informa-
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success, a new endeavor
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scending with those whom
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blessed or lack your formal
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wrong with your capacity
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be a different story.
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good around people, but
under certain conditions
you can harbor some intro-
verted thoughts that could
cage your charisma.

entirely within her control, it will help
you be less defensive and respond with
Dear Annie: Now that my own children
are adults, I am constantly being asked by
family members to watch their children
on evenings and weekends. But I have
a full-time job and need my downtime.
Plus, my home is no longer kid friendly. I
like their children, but they are all under
age 3, and it's a lot of work.
Every week, I'll get a call asking whether
I can come to their home or they can drop
off their child at mine. They never offer to
pay, and even if they did, I still don't care
to baby-sit.
I have managed to come up with some
excuses, but I'm tired of lying about be-
ing busy. Is there a tactful way to let them
know I'm simply not interested in spend-
ing my free time running a day care cen-
ter? No Day Care
Dear No Day Care: You'll have to risk a
little fallout if you want this problem to
go away. Tell your relatives, "I love your
children dearly, but I simply don't have
the energy to run after toddlers anymore.
If you want to be especially nice, you
can offer on rare occasion to baby-sit
when the kids are already asleep.

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Edgewood Apartments in Cypress Area. Quiet,
Furnished 1BR 1BA,Cable & laundry included.
$440/mo + deposit. 4 850-573-6062 4w

1BR 1BA House
conveniently located in
Marianna, FL For details call
*850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515 4w
2/1 w/office in Grand Ridge, Rent to own, very
nice, $1000 down $650/mo. 850-997-2464/850-
3/2 Country Home for rent, 5 miles South of
Marianna, with appliances. Nice Setting!
$735 + deposit 407-443-9639
4/1 Brick house, 4029 Charles Dr. Garbage &
water included. $600 850-482-8684/305-495-
Austin Tyler & Associates *
Quality Homes & Apartments
S* 850- 526-3355 4*
"Property Management Is Our ONLY Business"
New Home for rent. Greenfield Subdivision
3/2; $950/month. Please call 850-209-4266

2006,14x40 MH in Dellwood.
Unfurnished, to qualified renter.Prefer
handyman/caretaker to maintain property.
Rent variable depending on capability
Call 850-592-2507 for details
2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
http://www.charloscountry living, com.
2 and 3BR Mobile Home- in a family oriented park,
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2&3BRMH's in
Marianna & Sneads
Rent to Own: 2 & 3BR Mobile Homes.
Lot rent included. For details
850-557-3432 or 850-814-6515


E4i Do not miss this lovely
and elegant REO
S property. Home has
beautiful hardwood floors, upgraded light
fixtures, custom paint/trim, gorgeous
molding, fireplace, deck, French dqors and
so much more. The only thing this home is
missing is you. Property is HUD owned.
Seller reviewing all bids.
Call today and make an offer!
800-454-3422 850-556-1380
RobertSinclair @100reo.comr

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Craftsman Design Approx 2920 sq. ft.
S4 BR, 3 Baths Built in 2009 5.3 Acres
SSlate and tile Hardwood floors
Granite Energy efficient
Formal DR 2 car garage 2 stall barn
*Trey ceiling in master
18 ft. ceiling in living area
SLennox Two Zone system
Call 334-596-7763

Custom Cavalier Mobile home for sale 16x80, 3
beds 2 bath. Master bed w/walk-in closet &
garden tub/stand-up shower. All appliances
are included. Priced 13K. Must be moved. 850-


4-Wheeler '09 Honda Forman 500ES warn
winch, with warrenty $6,600. 334-379-8809
after 3pm. DO 12216

Arctic Cat 4 wheeler '97 500- new tires, great
condition, hardly used, green, $4000.
Call 344-685-0435 D012197

KAWASAKI '99 MULE 550 2 WD, Green, runs
great, new tires $2,800 334-687-1017 DO
POLARIS '06, Ranger, 700 Fl, Cameo, 4X4, 230
hours, excellent condition, $6,200 or trade
for tractor or boat 334-687-4686
Yamaha '07 Raptor 80 on-
ly 50 hours on it. New bat-
tery. helmet, has extend-
ed warranty. $1495 OBO,
334-774-7783 DO 12303

Boat Storage 984 Bruner Rd. (S.Park/Taylor),
12w x 32d x 10h, Free water, power & air,
Mgmt. lives on site, Upholstry services availa-
ble on site, 334-797-0523, 334-792-8628, DO 12123

'07 Bass Tracker PanFish 17 with 40
Mercury 4 stroke, warranty, low hours like new
$8,950. 334-714-5860 DO 12101
Bayliner Trophy,
.1'I. 22.5', 2000 model, well
r --- kept and clean.
Many extras. $19,950.

Hydro Stream Bass Boat with 150 HP
Johnson Outboard, new trolling motor
new carpet & 2 props
$ 4900. 4 888-398-0137 4- DO 11868

Pioneer 16ft Black Eagle- fiberglass boat,
stick steer, 40 HP, Evinrude with power tilt,
completely rebuilt ethanol friendly fuel system,
new steering cable, trolling motor, fish finder,
ac/dc converter and new fuel tank.
$4500. Call 334-618-4862 D012037
S Seacraft,'89,20 ft- Center
1-'-', console, '95 225HP Johnson,,
"-- - .'! dual axle trailer w/brakes.
-.. q' __ Great condition, very clean.
a $5,500.334-791-4891 DO 11020


Watkins 79 27 ft. 10' beam, 3'8"draft, 3500
ballace, 8 HP Yanmor excellent condition,
$8,500. 334- 897-2167 334-733-0020 DO 12068
Locate at Port Saint Joe 43
S Xpress Bass Boat, H-56
S "' 18', 115 HP Yamaha 4-
-- stroke engine, motor
SI j ~guide trolling motor,
'-- 4,_.--I galvanized trailer, GPS & 3
Fish finders, 2 stainless
steel props. Live well, cooler & extra storage.
Boat cover, life vests. Rig has less than 20 hrs
and has always been stored under cover. In
perfect condition. $12,500 334-222-2113 DO

15' CAMPER BY ALINER 2006 Like new, garage
kept. Not a Pop-up. Electric : A/C, heat, Fridge,
micro, cooktop, toaster oven, coffee maker,
AM/FM/ CD stereo, 10" flip down color TV
w/DVD player, cable/satellite ready ext. jack,
memory foam matt, jack stabilizers, tinted
slide windows. $5,950.334-701-8854 DO 12168
1993 Dutchman, completely self contained
Travel Trailer. New awning. Everything works.
2 bedrooms. 850-573-3426, $4,800, DO 12213
5th wheel plate for pickup.
Used 3 times. Paid $1650. will sell $600. OBO
334-248-2629 4

S Coachman 2001 Fifth
T Wheel '25ft- 2 slides,
Lots of Extras! Sleeps 6,.
includes 5th wheel hook- up and satellite
dish, $7900. For More Info Call 334-237-9245
or 334-774-3431 D011852

.- 2004-30 foot,
i1i big rear window,
:- living,'dining slide, excel-
"-Vl lent condition, new tires,
must see to appreciate,
$16,500 OBO, 334-687-6863,334-695-2161
Dutchman '03 26' Travel Trailer $11,500 Has.
dual entry doors,canopy awning,1.slide,dual
propane tanks, fresh water tank, Kitchen &
bedroom LOADED. Propane or electric. Central
heat, AC units, New tires 334-793-7791
DO 12094
Dutchmen 40 ft. Travel Trailer
. '06. 38B-DSL, Sleeps 8, Has 2
'. .. slideouts. Loaded, Like New.
5 $17,995. Call 334-406-4555

Flagstaff '05 Pop-Up Camper Sleeps 6, A/C,
2.5CF Refrigerator, 16BTU Heater with electric
ignition, self storing awning. $3900 334-677-
8645 DO 12167
FLEETWOOD '05 Prowler AX6 5th wheel, 36 ft,
4 slides, large shower, 30/50AMP. $22,000 OBO
Call 334-695-4995, 334-687-7862. DO 11065
Montana '01 Travel Trailer, 30ft, new tires,
large living & dining slide out, 2 entry doors,
new fridge, new condition, sleeps 6, 1 owner,
$9200, 850-526-4635/850-209-8544 DO 12224
REDUCED!! Montana '05 5th Wheel,
4 slides, king bed, excellent condition,
$25,500 OBO Call 850-547-2808
Sunny Brook 5th wheel '02 2750SL 28' w/slide
out. Q-bed, Like New, kepted under shelter
compare to show room. price $30K, Will sell
$12K 334-248-2629

1993 Winnebago Vectra 35
wow EDiesel Pusher. Well main-
tained and sheltered. Cum-
| mings diesel. 10-12mpg. A
beautiful 1993. Prepared
for Alaska trip but sick-
ness stopped that. No slides. Complete service
records showing years of maintenance. $28,000
334-677-3299 DO 12205

Dixie RV SuperStores
FL's Newest RV Dealer
*Store Hours*

21 Acres / 30 Brands New and Pre-Owned

x Newmar Keystone Heartland Jayco
Fleetwood Prime Time Coachmen
Forest River

Service Department
Parts and Acces. Store
RV Collision Center

Located off 1-10 Exit 70 / SR285
328 Green Acres Dr.
De Funiak Springs, FL 32435
Sales and Service: 850-951-1000. DO 12070

Ford '93 Class C 24 ft Motor Home excellent
condition with lots of storage, fully loaded, flat
screen TV, sleeps 5, barely used, 10,890 miles.
$9,000. 850-482-3477/209-7274 DO 11781


2005 Lincoln Town Car:
dark vinyl top.
Loaded with less than
50,000 miles. Sun roof and blue tooth. Great
condition. $13.500. Call 334-774-2597. DO 12196

2005 Pontiac GTO 1 owner, V8, automatic,
mileage 8,000 leather interior, power windows,
power door locks, cruise, 6 CD changer, dual
power seats, rear spoiler, silver in color, alloy
wheels. $19,000. 334-797-7137. DO 12193

... W--'-- --
'83 Collector Mercedes 240D in very good
cond., rare 4-speed man. trans., very smooth
shifting, a dream to drive, a bargain at $6,800
I can get U Riding Today
Repos, Slow Credit, Past Bankruptcy Ok!
$0 Down/ 1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title
Push, PlAhor Drag, Will Trade anything!
Warranty On Every Vehicle Sold!
$100 Referrals! Steve 334-803-9550,
BMW '05 Mini Cooper
LIKE NEW! $200 down, $249 per month.
Call: Ron Ellis 334-714-0028. DO 12153
BMW '06 4-DR 3251 sports appearance Pkg.
Fully Loaded and Gray leather. 63K miles,
$16,500. 334-435-4416 DO 12233
Cadillac '07 DTS fujly loaded, leather interior
tan in color, 29K mi. $21,000. 334-693-3980
Camaro '87 Z28- High proforamce 383 stroker
motors, runs, with '92 Camaro RS parts car that
does not run $4500. Call 334-299-6273 leave a
message D011825
Chevrolet '89 CORVETTE Triple Black, Museum
Quality, 42,000 miles, Excellent condition.
$15,000 Contact Owner, David Miller 334-693-
0705 or 334-791-5452. DO 12294
Chevrolet Corvette '94 85K mi. blue, original
car. Like new condition REDUCED $10,900.00
OBO 334-618-9322 or 334-596-1790
.- Chrysler '06 300C with
S- Hemi, Custom Paint,
Rims, Sunroof, Rockford
Fosgate Stereo System.
$12700 OBO 334-494-7312 DO 11125
l- Ford '65 Mustang.
Many accessories with
car. $5500.00 or possible
trade. 2180 Montgomery
Hwy. Call: 334-671-7720.
Financing available.
DO 12148
Honda '08 Accord
$200 down, $249 per month.
Call: Ron Ellis 334-714-0028. DO 12154
Honda '94 Accord
Tan Priced at $3,900.
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Call 334-714-2700 or
334-671-7720. DO 11820
Mazda '02 Miata LS Convertible, 5 speed, 81k
mile, ground effects, borla dual exhaust, silver,
power everything, Boss stereo, dealer maint.,
1.8L/140HP $8000. Call 850-570-5889 leave mes-
sage D012194
Nissan '02 Altima
2180 Montgomery Hwy -
Call: 334-671-7720.
Guaranteed Financing!!
DO 12189
B Nissan '05 Maxima SE 3.5
SL V-6 Engine, Pearl White
w Grey Cloth seats, All Op-
tions, Very Clean and Well
Maintained, Garage Kept,
Michelin Tires, One Owner, High mileage.
$7,950. Phone: (334) 701-0071. DO 12174
Nissan '97 Maxima, Runs Good, Dependable,
$2000 OBO 334-714-8321 DO 12235

wager, gar g -,.ig n cage, NOgg-

4 Continental Tires P245R70 17" $85. Call 334-
Computer desk with hutch, pullout keyboard
tray. Good cond. $75. 850-482-7507
TV: Works great $200. OBO. Call 850-482-7765
if no answer leave message.
2 door double panel prehung interior door,
solid core $200 OBO 850-693-9633
2 Sets of full size bed railings $25 each
850-272-4305 serious inquiries only
Asus Desktop Computer with monitor, key-
board & mouse, $65 850-272-1089
Atari Flashback Game $20 850-557-2846
I Bakers Rack $20 850-557-2846

Bread machine WELBILT 1.5 loaf, like new $40
Briggs & Stratton 3.5 Classic ,2 years old, good
condition, $50 850-482-2450
Chair, Microsuede, Butterscotch color NICE $70
Coffee table 36"square, glass top w/drawer
$40 850-592-2507
Couch & Loveseat overstuffed country colors
$200 850-592-2507
Drafting head Vemco VC-track w/light $45
Evenflo Pack-n-Play, $30 850-526-4425
Exercize Bike $20 850-557-2846

Full size wood headboard with shelves good
cond. $35 850-272-4305serious inquiries only
GE Dryer, White, 4 years old $125 850-482-3267
Girls clothes, size 7-12 (some smaller), summer
& winter $1 each 615-878-3664
Kerosene heater, round $25 850-592-2507
Kitchen table, 4 chairs & hutch to match $225
takes all 850-592-2507
Lady Stetson Cowboy Hat $50 850-557-2846
Oval glass table for outside, 74x43, $40

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Porch/Lawn Swing With Chains,
L Will Deliver. $85 334-794-5780

Purses Authentic Dooney & Bourke & Louis
Vuitton- new condition $35-$75,334-389-6069
Storm Door, 1 solid piece, 36" wide
$65 850-209-6977
VACULITE Vacuum Sealer New w/acc $70
Washing machine, Kenmore $125 & Dryer,
Whirlpool, $100 works like new, 334-347-7576
Womans Tommy Hilfiger Jeans size 7 $5 850-

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rI B Chevrolet '64 Impala
I Supersport 327 Dark
I Blue, Runs, Looks Good
& Rebuilt engine &
trans $12,000 OBO
334-785-5120 or 973-202-1841
Ask for BJ DO 12223
Chevrolet '81 Corvette
Automatic 350 (Silver). Will
sell as is for $4,700. OBO

'08 Volvo S60 all options, leather 6yr 100k Volvo
New car warranty Like new 63k miles $15,500
334-435-4416 DO 12051
-* a -' 2000 BMW Z3, Beautifully
kept little car. Color is
green Boston Fir-I think)
w. black int 5 speed. Gets
great gas mileage. Conver-
tible Great beach trip car! 111,000 miles. I have
pics available and it is available to test drive.
asking $10,000 OBO, 334-785-5272, DO 12286

Nissan '09 Murano LE
AWD. This SUV is in like

and drives like a dream. Reason for selling;
Wife no longer drives. Asking $27,250. OBO.
Please call 334-790-7018 for details. DO 12230
Pontiac '01 Firebird AM/FM CD player. Cold air
130,000 miles Well kept and very clean car
Asking $4,500 cash firm. Serious inquires only
Call anytime 334-790-4892 DO 11983
Pontiac '07 G-6 GT- hard
S top convertible, black,
auto or standard trans,
32,500 miles, all leather,
loaded, heated & lumbar
seats, garage kept. $14,500. OBO 334-796-
Volkswagen '05 Beetle
Convertible GLS- 5-speed,
leather, loaded, only 19K
S miles. Excellent condition.
$12.900. Call 334-714-4001

I also sell used parts
S334-792-8664 4
24 hour towing_

2007 Yamaha VStar 1100 Priced to Sale, Cus-
tom Midnight Edtion with ONLY 3,500 miles!
Has saddlebags, removable shield, $700 pipes
and chrome engine guards. Just had carbs re-
built at local Motorcylce Shop. $4,500 Call Doug
648-6927, DO 12096
ELECTRA GLIDE -'08 Ultra Classic w/Lehman
Trike Conversion, less than- 3000 miles, tour
package, luggage rack, trike cover $27,500
334-695-4350 DO 12058
Ford 2003 F350, 7.3 Itr diesel, 4 door, black, su-
per duty, excellent condition, 214k miles, new
tires, $14,000 OBO 850-573-6232 DO 12080

-. FORD '89 F150, 4wh, 4x4
Auto. $4.600 or reasonable
Soffer. Call 229-334-8520,

Harley 06 Sportser XL-
e, '9- .e 1200C 3940k mi. 2 seat
'screaming eagle, pipes,
J H r w ndshield $690')
,'-- s "o Call 334.806-6961
Harley Davidson '00 Electra-Glide- stock seat
and corbin solo seat, detachable sissy bar and
luggage rack, black $7500. Call 334-237-0677
Harley Davidson '02 Sportster 1200 custom lk
miles, chromed out, $6500. Call 334-691-3468
or 334-701-3855
Harley Davidson '07 FLSTC Hertiage Softail
Classic 1300 miles, in excellent condition.
Complete with saddle bag, sissy bar, leather
chaps qnd gloves. Total Package! $12,500
Call 334-899-4049 DO12165
HARLEY DAVIDSON '07-Ultra Classic Show
Room Condition, 1200 mUles on bike, Security
System $15,000 334-687-5930 DO 11942
Harley Davidson '09 Roadking- 3,950 miles, like
new $15,500. Call 334-596-1694 D012300
Classic w/Lehman Trike Conversion, less than
3000 miles, tour package, luggage rack, trike
cover $27,500 334-695-4350 DO 12058 r
Honda,'01 Shadow Sabre 1100 $3950. Excel-
lent condition with only 8,900 miles. Garage
Kept. Windshield, backrest, and chrome bat-
tery covers have been added. New rear back
tire. Call 334-792-5233. DO 12231
HONDA '06 Shadow, 2.8 miles, NEW dealer
road tested only, $5,200, 229-334-8520 or
229-296-8171. DO 11892
Honda '06 VTX 1300R $4500. Blue in color, 24K
miles, windshield & saddle bags. 334-379-8809
After 3pm Only!! DO 12179
HONDA'98 Valkyrie Tourer all original,
low miles, runs great asking $5,900. OBO 334-

SHONDA '07 CBR, 600, load-
ed, 4,000 miles,stretch low-
ered, 2 brother exhaust,
$6,000 334-695-5055, 334-
339-2352 DO 11146
l Honda Shadow
2180 Montgomery Hwy -
Call: 334-671-7720.
SGuaranteed Financing!!
DO 12191
Kawasaki '08 Vulcan 900,
S 7k Miles, windshield,
backrest, saddlebags and
more $4300 334-791-5282
DO 12242

Kawasaki'09 KXF250
Motor by BPM, 2 brothers
performance pipe. Very
fast bike for the motor-
crossing extremist
la_ -- VW '02 Custom made VW
i poWerTrike. All chromed
1'9i 1 / engine.Custom, one of a
kind paint job and wheels,
Adult ridden. Fire engine
red. 23K miles. New tires,
garage kept, custom cover, AM/FM CB. RE-
DUCED $17,995. OBO $44,000 invested. 4 Call
239-410-4224 for more details.
Yamaha '04 Custom Silverado 1100, 50 mpg.
beautiful black, cobra pipes, chrome driving
lights, hyper charger, luggage rack, blue
neon accents lights, many more options
$3,995. 4 334-588-6071 40 DO 12227
Yamaha '99 XVS1100 42K miles. REDUCED
$2,800. OBO 334-726-1215 or 334-477-3152

M Honda 1962 C102 super
cub 50, 4k miles, Black &
white, good condition,
electric start 3 speed,
"k $2500. Firm. Call noon (M-
F) 334-347-9002

Jeep '98 Grand Cherokee
2 180 Montgomery Hwy -
Call: 334-671-7720.
DO 12187
Saturn '05 VUE, White,V6 engine, 93k miles,
PS/W, AC, CD, AM/FM Radio, new tires, excel-
lent condition, $8800 Call Louis 850-693-
3166/526-1133 DO 12195

'00 LS Silverado ext. cab 4-door, Z71 4x4, Red,
138K miles, all power, 5000 miles on tires, tow
package, Must see to appreciate. $10,500. OBO
334-791-2781 or 334-677-3050 DO 12067
5' box blade in new cond. for $350.00 Tractor
$4500. 334-237-3662 D012211
Tractor '00 Kubota M-120 DT- 4x4 with Kubot4
loader 120hp LA1601 needs repair 3100 hrs.
original tires 50%, engine, fuel tanks ok.
REDUCED $8,400. OBO or trade for tractor.
w 850-212-6964 4m

Jackson County Floridan *

DO 12190
Ford '08 F150- Red, manual trans, 19k miles, se-
curity system, V6 4.6 Engine, custom exhaust,
20MPG, Base Model, great condition $10,500
OBO Call 334-475-3370/334-464-1709 D012110
Ford '89 F150 Lariat Mud Truck, A/C, 351 en-
gine, long bed, $3500 850-482-8003 DO 12186
Freight Liner '92 double

O $l55.000. 334-691-2987 or

GMC '79 Dump Truck, good condition, dump
bed works great, low mileage on rebuilt
engine $4,200 229-334-5809 DO 12327
GMC '941500 Ext. Cab. Cold air, '09 Rebuilt
Engine and transmission. New tires, new paint,
new battery, very clean, good truck $4495 334-
333-1291 OR 334-793-3494 DO 12173
IH 1440 Combine, Field Ready, Grain Head and
Corn Head. $9,500. 850-415-0438
334-693-4987 DO 12155
Toyota '07 Tundra- 4 door, silver, 68k miles,
towing packages, power windows, $15,000.
Call 334-805-8183 D012254
TRACTOR IH1440 Combine,
4 C Field Ready, Grain Head and Corn
Head. $8,500. 850-415-0438

1997 Nissan Quest, New Tires. Carfax History.
$3,000 OBO, Call 334-477-2271 or 334-477-4905,
DO 12202
Dodge 2000 Caravan gray, runs good, great
condition, very clean, 158k miles $1,995.
Call 334-793-2142 D012103

T- 4 Got a Clunker

wrecked cars at a fair

Average $ paid $225.
Wrecker Driver Needed, vehicle provided.
CALL 334-702-4323 D011208

Highest prices paid guaranteed for your
wrecked or junk vehicles, title or no title,
running or not. We also buy unwanted
farming equipment. We also pay up to $50 -
finder's fee. Call for details, Day or night
4334-596-01544 DO 11240
C DAY -334-794-9576 4 NIGHT 334-794-7769

Wednesday, May 4, 2011- 7 B



NOTICE is hereby given to all interested per-
sons or firms that sealed bids will be accepted
at the Jackson County Purchasing Department
located at the Jackson County Administration
building, 2864 Madison Street, Marianna, Fl.
32448 NO LATER THAN 2:00PM C.T on 05/19/11
for the following project:
BID NUMBER: 1011-26
BID NAME: Request for Bid on 24 SCBA units,
48 Bottles, 48 Masks
BID OPENING: Bids will be opened and record-
ed on May 20th 2011at 10:00AM CST at the
Jackson County Administration Building 2864
Madison St. Marianna Fl. 32448
Specifications and General Conditions may be
obtained from the Purchasing Department be-
tween the hours of 8:00 A.M. C.T. and 4:00 P.M.
C.T. Monday through Friday. Information or In-
quiries may be made by contacting Stan
Hascher, Purchasing Agent, at 2864 Madison
Street, Marianna, Florida or voice phone 850-
718-0005, or Fax 850-482-9682. Bid packets may
be obtained from our Web site, Click on Purchasing
then on Bid's and RFP's.
Bids SHALL be submitted in a sealed envelope
SEALED BID and identified by the NAME OF THE

List of bidders and awards (if any) shall be an-
nounced at this meeting of the Jackson County
Board of County Commissioners. Bid award
will be made to the best bidder, but the right is
reserved to reject any or all bids.

Dale Rabon Guthrie
Clerk of courts

Board of County Commissioners
By: Jeremy Branch
Board Chairman

Jackson County is committed to assuring equal
opportunity in the award of contracts and,
therefore, complies with all laws prohibiting
discrimination on the basis of race, color, reli-
gion, national origin, age and sex.


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the United States helped sumed he had been holed nominal allies were already the unusual step ofburning possible, especially when
pinpoint the world's most up. That was quickly taken strained amid U.S. accusa- their garbage and avoiding initial reports stated that
wanted man. as a sign of possible col- tions that the Pakistanis any trash collection. the choppers took off from
AsifAli Zardari said, how- lusion with the country's are supporting militants "It's hard to imagine that a Pakistani air base. Some
ever, that Monday's opera- powerful security estab- in Afghanistan and Paki- the military or police did were angry that the coun-
tion against bin Laden was lishment, which Western stani anger over American not have any ideas what try's sovereignty had been
not conducted with Paki- officials have long re- drone attacks and spy ac- was going on inside of violated an especially
stani forces confirming garded with a measure of tivity on its soil. that," Levin said. sensitive issue given the
accounts by U.S. officials suspicion despite several They came to head in Suspicions were also unpopularity of America
that Islamabad was not in- notable al-Qaida arrests in late January after a CIA aired in many Pakistan's here.
volved in the raid. Zardari the country since 2001. contractor shot and killed media and on the street Zardari said it "was not a
did not refer to American "Some in the U.S. press two Pakistan's, in what Tuesday. joint operation"-the kind
accounts that Pakistan was have suggested that Paki- Washington said was "That house was obvi-
not told about the opera- stan lacked vitality in its self-defense. ously a suspicious one,"
tion until it was over. pursuit of terrorism, or U.S. Senate Armed Ser- said Jahangir Khan, who
His comments in aWash- worse yet that we were vices Committee Chair- was buying a newspaper in W E B U
ington Post opinion piece disingenuous and actually man Carl Levin said Pak- Abbottabad. "Either it was YOUR TRUST
Monday were Pakistan's protected the terrorists we istan's intelligence and a complete failure of our
first formal response to claimed to be pursuing. army have "got a lot of ex- intelligence agencies or
the suspicions by U.S. law- Such baseless speculation plaining to do," given that they were involved in this Xos,
makers and other critics, may make exciting cable bin Laden was holed up affair." Expert m a
which could further sour news, but it doesn't reflect in such a large house with U.S. officials have said Jewelry JE
relations between Islam- fact," Zardari wrote. surrounding buildings, the that Pakistani officials Repair

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of which has been con-
ducted in the past against
lesser terror suspects in
Pakistan but that Paki-
stani cooperation, in a
general sense, had helped
lead them to bin Laden.
"A decade of cooperation
and partnership between
the United States and Paki-
stan led up to the elimina-
tion of Osama bin Laden as
a continuing threat to the
civilized world," he said.
President Barack Obama
also said the country's
anti-terror alliance had
helped in the run-up to
the operation, but did not
thank Pakistan when he
announced the death of
bin Laden.


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Conservatives win coveted majority vote

Prime Minister Stephen Harper
takes stranglehold of Parliament

The Associated Press

TORONTO Conserva-
tive Prime Minister Ste-
'phen Harper won his cov-
eted majority government
in elections Monday that
also marked a shattering
defeat for the opposition
Liberals, preliminary re-
sults showed.
Harper, who took of-
fice in 2006, has won two
elections. but until now
had never held a major-
ity. of Parliament's 308
seats, forcing him to rely
on the opposition to pass
While Harper's hold on
the 308-member Parlia-
ment has been tenuous
during his five-rear tenure,
he has managed to nudge
an instinctively center-
left country to the right.
He has gradually lowered
sales and corporate taxes,
avoided climate change
legislation, promoted
Arctic sovereignty, upped
military spending and ex-
tended Canada's military
mission in Afghanistan.
Elections Canada re-
ported preliminary results
on its website, giving the
Conservatives 164 seats,
which will give Harper four
years of uninterrupted
"It's stunning. We're
elated," Conservative law-
maker Jason Kenney said
in an interview with CBC.
"We'll be a government for
all Canadians."
The leftist New Dermo-
cratic Party was projected
to become the main op-
position party for the first
time in Canadian history
with 106 seats, in a stun-
ning setback for the Liber-
als who have always been
either in power or leading
the opposition.
Former colleagues of
Harper say his long-term
goals are to shatter the im-
age of the Liberals the
party of former Prime
Ministers Jean Chretien,
Lester Pearson and Pierre
Trudeau as the natu-
ral party of government
in Canada, and to rede-
fine what it means to be
Harper, who comes from
the conservative western
province of Alberta, took
a major step toward that
goal on Monday night as
the Liberals dropped to 35
seats from 77, according to
the preliminary results.
Liberal leader Michael
Ignatieff congratulated
Harper and New Demo-
crat leader Jack Layton and
accepted responsibility for
the "historic defeat."
"I will play any part that
the party wishes me to
play as we go forward to
rebuild," said Ignatieff,
who even lost his own seat
in a Toronto suburb.
._ Stephen Clarkson, a pro-

fessor of political science
at the University of Toron-
to, said Harper will now
be considered a transfor-
mative figure in Canadian
"It's a sea change," Clark-
son said.
The New Democrats'
gains are being attributed
to Layton's strong perfor-
niance in the debates, a
folksy, upbeat message,
and a desire by the French-
speakers in Quebec, the
second most populous
province, for a new face
and a federalist option.
Voters indicated they had
grown weary with the
separatist Bloc Quebecois,
which had a shocking drop
to three seats from 47 in
the last Parliament.
The NDP's gains marked
a remarkable shift in a
campaign that started out
weeks ago looking like a
straight battle between
Harper and Ignatieff, with
the 60-year-old Layton
recovering from prostate
cancer and a broken hip.
Harper campaigned on
a message that the New
Democrats stood for high-
er taxes, higher spend-
ing, higher prices and
He called the election a
choice between "a Con-
servative majority" and
"a ramshackle coalition
led by the NDP that will
not last but will do a lot of
Gerry Nicholls, who
worked under Harper at
a conservative think tank,
has said that having the
New Democrats' as the
main opposition party
would be ideal for Harper
because it would define
Canadian politics in clear-
er terms' of left vs. right.'
The Conservatives have
built support in rural areas
and with the "Tim Horton's
crowd" a reference to a
chain of doughnut shops
popular with working class
Canadians. They also have
blitzed the country with TV
attack ads, running them
even during telecasts of
the Academy Awards and
the Super Bowl.
Lawrence Martin, a po-
litical columnist for The
Globe and Mail newspaper
and author of"Harperland:
The Politics of Control,"
calls Harper "the most
autocratic and partisan
prime minister Canada
has ever had."
But to remain in office
through the longest period
of minority government in
Canadian history, Harper
has had to engage in a
constant balancing act. He
has deliberately avoided
sweeping policy changes
that could derail his gov-
ernment, but now has an
opportunity to pass any
legislation he wants with
his new majority.

Canadian Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff waves goodbye
after announcing his resignation as party leader Tuesday in

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