Jackson County Floridan

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Jackson County Floridan
Alternate title:
Sunday Floridan
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Jackson County Floridan
Place of Publication:
Marianna Fla
Chipola Pub. Co.
Creation Date:
December 23, 2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 8, no. 13 (Sept. 7, 1934)-
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Man accused of kidnapping girlfriend

From staff reports
A Cottondale man -alleg-
edly kidnapped his girlfriend,
physically abusing her at ev-
ery new location he took her,
and then threatened her with
a machete before she was
able to escape, according to
the Jackson County Sheriff's

Reginald Devon Ward was
charged with false imprison-
ment, felony battery by stran-
gulation, and aggravated as-
sault with a deadly weapon.
According to the Sheriff's of-
fice press release, Ward took
the victim against her will
to several, different places

throughout the day, begin-
ning at 9 a.m.
At each location, Ward
would hit and choke her. He
threw her out of the car at
one point but went back and
picked her up again.
The victim said Ward made
her undress and told her that
"if he was going to go back to

prison, he was going to make
it worth his while." He then
threatened to kill her.
Ward went to get the ma-
chete, giving the victim time
to try to drive away. .Ward
jumped into the back of the
truck, and the victim called
911 at 2:38 p.m. She then
drove east on Highway 90 un-

til she met the officers.
Ward threw the machete
from the truck once he saw
the approaching officers,
but it was retrieved later for
Ward was taken to the
Jackson County' Correc-
tional Facility to await first


Ornament Day at library


is a

Children and their
grown-ups made
more than pretty
things for the Christmas
tree on Ornament Days at
the libraries in Marianna
and Graceville this year;
they were making memo-
ries as they dabbled in
the paint, glitter, glue and
Debra Hinson stood by
in the Marianna branch
Thursday, ready to lend a
helping hand if needed as,',
two of her granddaughters
worked. They assembled an
elaborate ornament made
of sky-blue sheets of paper.
After 12-year-old Karissa
Mercer cut the paper into
their appropriate shapes,
9-year-old Karlee Mercer
taped them together. They
worked independently but
side-by-side on some other
projects, as well.
Watching them brought
memories back to Hinson.
With tenderness and smiles,
she recalled the days long
ago when the girls' mother,
Stephanie, and her siblings
made clothespin reindeer
and other ornaments to
hang on their Christmas
tree at home.
She said the Ornament
Day tradition she and her
grandchildren'started this
year is one of many trea-
sured activities she shares
with the youngsters.,
Debbie Giles helped
her 10-year-old son Joe
and nine-year-old daugh-
ter Mandie as they put
together an assortment

Jacklyn Fast of Malone puts the finishing touches on a decoration during the annual Ornament Day
event at the Jackson County Public Library Thursday.

D See more photos from
Ornament Day on page 4A.
of construction paper
Christmas trees and other
items. She remembers her
own childhood of creative
holiday endeavors, and said
her mother still hangs her
homemade ornaments on
her tree in Colorado each
She's been bringing Joe
and Mandie to Ornament
Day since the tradition
started in Jackson County
several years ago, and said
she will hang their new
See MEMORY, Page 9A

Four-year-old Rylan Barnes shows
during Ornament Day.

off his handiwork Thursday

Guardian ad litem receives Christmas donation

Children who receive
Guardian ad litem services i
through the court system pp-
will have a brighter Christ-0 2,
mas this year, thanks to
Jackson County Fire and .
Iron, a firefighters' motor-. $ .
cycle club. -' -- _
Eight members of the z.. Doa, 'b
club gathered supporters
who pledged anywhere .... '. ,
from a penny to a dollar "
a mile to sponsor a 100- .
mile bike ride that took the MARK SKINNER/FLORIDAN
riders on wending roads Members of the Jackson County Fire and Iron motorcycle club presented a check for $1,100 to the Guardian
through Alford, Orange ad litem program Wednesday at the Jackson County Courthouse. The money was raised in a 100-mile bike
ride. From left are Mary Rain, Sharon Arnett, Bobbie Brock, Jane Powell, Michael Blum, Deborah Mathewuse
See DONATION, Page 9A and Paul Crumpler.


asked to


study guides

MHS biology teachers
send home review packets
for end-of-course exam
Marianna High School biology teach-
ers are asking parents to review study
guides sent home with ninth grade bi-
ology students. '
The study guides will prepare students
for the end-of-course exam, which ac-
counts for 30 percent of the student's
final grade this year. Next year, this
exam will be pass/fail, said MHS biol-
ogy teacher Melanie Mitchell.
This is the first of a series of packets
MHS biology students will receive. It re-
views everything the students learned
in biology this semester.
"We don't want the students to lose
what they learned," Mitchell said.
About 85 multiple choice, five comple-
tion and several short answer questions
make up the packet. Most students are
used to multiple choice questions that
ask them to identify the right answer.
This exam is different, Mitchell said,
because it asks students to use their
critical thinking skills to find the best
"We really have to pay more attention
to content, questions, applications,"
Mitchell said. "It's got to be a little
See STUDY, Page 9A

Conflict of

interest arises

in buying of


Board attorney has tie to
building county may buy

As Jackson County Commissioners
prepare to buy the two-story building
that houses upstairs offices for the State
Attorney in Marianna, the board will
have to find an outside lawyer to draw
up the contract. Board attorney Frank
Baker has a potential conflict of inter-
est; his wife, Lynn Baker is a principal
owner in the structure on Green Street,
along with Jerry Glass, an investigator
with the public defender's office.
The 6,063-square-foot upper floor of
the building was leased by the county
in June, 2005, after then-state attorney
Steve Meadows requested additional
space for his offices. Baker notified the
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Publisher Valeria Roberts

Circulation Manager- Dena Oberski

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.
subscriptions must be paid in advance. Mail
subscriptions are: $46.12 for three months;
$92.24 for six months; and $184.47 for one

The advertiser agrees that the publisher
shall n6t 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.

The Jackson County Floridan will publish
news of general interest free of charge.
Submit your news or Community Calendar
events via email, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement,
anniversary and birth announcements.
Forms are available at the Floridan offices.
Photographs must be of good quality and
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

Free Job Skills Workshops "Employ
Florida Marketplace" (10 to 11 a.m.) and "College
Acceptance" (2 to 3 p.m.) at the Marianna One Stop
Career Center on US 90. Call 718-0456.
Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen meetings to
"overcome hurts; habits and hang-ups"'7 p.m. at
Evangel Worship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road.
Dinner: 6 p.m. 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 Marianna City Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to
noon for the fall season, Saturdays only in Madison
Street Park.
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 4:30 to
5:30 p.m, in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

Alcoholics Anonymous closed discussion,
6:30 p.m., 4349 W. Lafayette St., Marianna (in
one-story building behind 4351W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop

) Lions Club of Marianna meeting, Jim's Buffet &
Grill, at noon on second and fourth Mondays. Call
)) Free Job Skills Workshop "Resum6
Workshop'," 3 to 4 p.m. at the Marianna One Stop
Career Center on US 90.-Call 718-0456.
Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 8'to
9 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.


i Covenant Hospice Volunteer Workshop 1
to 3 p.m. at 4215 Kelson Ave., Suite E, in Marianna.
Workshop is free, open to the public. No special
background/experience required. Food, drinks
provided. Call 482-8520 to register.
Sewing Circle 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call
n Jackson County Quilters Guild Meeting 5:30
p.m. in the Wesley Building of Marianna First United
Methodist Church. Call 209-7638.
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 8
to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901
Caledonia St., Marianna, in the AA room.

:, m)L ty CaOend
n Jackson County Habitat for Humanity Ware-
house hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Job Club -10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Good-
will Career Training Center, 4742 Highway 90 in
Marianna. Call 526-0139.
Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, noon tc
1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901Caledo
nia St., Marianna, in the AA room.
) Free Job Skills Workshops "Building on
Basics" (1 to 3 p.m.) and "Budgeting Workshop" (3
to 4 p.m.) at the Marianna One Stop.Career Center
on US 90. Call 718-0456.

a Alcoholics Anonymous closed discussion, 8 ti
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.

Free Job Skills Workshops "Employ Florida
Marketplace" (10 to 11 a.m.) and "College Ac-
ceptance" (2 to 3 p.m.) at the Marianna One Stop
Career Center on US 90. Call 718-0456.
) Senior Singles Get-Together 6 to 8 p.m. on
the last Friday of the month, near the floral depart-
ment of Winn-Dixie in Marianna. Single adults age
50 and older are encouraged to get acquainted,
form friendships, Games, food, prizes and a
guest speaker are planned. No charge; donations
accepted (proceeds fund charitable endeavors
of Marianna's Gathering Place Foundation). Call
)) Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen meetings to
"overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups," 7 p.m. at'
Evangel Worship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road.
Dinner: 6 p.m. 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.

Marianna City Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. t
noon for the fall season, Saturdays only in Madisor
Street Park.
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 4:30 to
5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

Alcoholics'Anonymous closed discussion,
6:30 p.m., 4349 W. Lafayette St., Marianna (in
one-story building behind 4351 W. Lafayette St.).
Attendance limited to persons with a desire to stop

Orientation -10:30 a:m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
Goodwill Career Training Center, 4742 Highway 90,
Marianna. Find out about and/or sign up for free
services. Call 526-0139.
Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 8 to 9
0 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist Church,
. 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

Free Basic Computer Class Jan. 3 (part 1)
and Jan. 10 (part 2), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Goodwill
Industries Big Bend Inc. Career Training Center, 4742
Highway 90, Marianna. Call 526-0139.
) Optimist Club of Jackson County meeting, noon,
o Jim's Buffet & Grill, Marianna.
) Sewing Circle- 1 p.m. at Jackson County Senior
Citizens, 2931 Optimist Drive in Marianna. Call 482-
n Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 8 to 9
p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia
St., Marianna, in the AA room.

Jackson County Habitat for Humanity Ware-
house hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Job Club 10:30 a.m, to 1:30 p.m. at the Goodwill
Career Training Center, 4742 Highway 90, Marianna.
Job Club provides job seeking and job retention skills.
All'services are free. Call 526-0139.
Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, noon to 1
p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia
St., Marianna, in the AA room.

Alcoholics Anonymous closed discussion, 8 to 9
p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2901 Caledonia
St., Marianna, in the AA room. Attendance limited to
persons with a desire to stop drinking.

Celebrate Recovery Adult, teen meetings to
"overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups,"7 p.m. at
o Evangel Worship Center, 2645 Pebble Hill Road.
Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care available. Call 209-7856,
a Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 8 to 9
p.m. in theAA room at First United Methodist Church,
2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

i) Marianna City Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to
noon in Madison Street Park.
) Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 4:30 to
D 5:30 p.m. in the AA room of First United Methodist
Church, 2901 Caledonia St., Marianna.

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.

The Marianna Police De-
partment listed the following
incidents for Dec. 21, the latest
available report: One drunk
pedestrian, one -.
reckless driver, -...,_
two suspicious __
incidents, two CR M M
suspicious ". -----
people, one
burglary alarm, 9 traffic stops,
one larceny complaint, one
trespassing complaint, one
obscene/threatening call, one
illegally parked vehicle, two
juvenile complaints, one fight

in progress, three public service
The Jackson County Sheriff's
Office and county Fire/Rescue
reported the following incidents
for Dec. 21, the latest available
report. (Some of these calls may
be related to after-hours calls
taken on behalf of Graceville
and Cottondale Police De-
partments): Four abandoned
vehicles, three reckless drivers,
three suspicious people, one
highway obstruction, one bur-
glary complaint, one physical
disturbance, one verbal distur-

banrice, one gas leak, 11 medi-
cal calls, four burglary alarm
complaints, one fire alarm
complaint, eight traffic stops,
one larceny complaint, three
civil disputes, one trespassing
complaint, one littering/gar-
bage complaint, one assault,
one car in a ditch, one retail
theft/shoplifting complaint,
seven public service calls, one
The following persons were
booked into the county jail dur-
ing the latest reporting periods:
)) Cathy Summerlin, 45, 17103

NW Angle St., Blountstown,
violation of state probation.
)) Jena Demaree, 24, 1342 Dip-
per Road, Marianna, retail theft.
) Reginald Ward, 52, 2997
Moore Road, Cottondale, aggra-
vated battery by strangulation
(domestic), aggravated assault
with deadly weapon (machete),
false imprisonment.
) Quintin Speights, 31, 3484
Plantation Circle, Marianna,
violation of state probation.

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

4204 Lafayette St. Marianna, FL

(850) 482-3051

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Cottondale student wins second district spelling bee

Two-time winner of
the Jackson County
District Spelling Bee,
Summer Hayes, center,
is congratulated by
Superintendent of
Schools Lee Miller,
left, and School Board
member Charlotte
Gardner. Summer will
go on to compete in the
Regional Spelling Bee,
which is set for February
2012 in Tallahassee.

Special to the Floridan

Summer Hayes, a
sixth-grader from Cot-
tondale High School,
took first place in the
Jackson County District
Spelling Bee for the
second year in a row.
Summer now has the
opportunity to return
to Tallahassee' and
compete in the regional
spelling bee in February
Summer said her
grandmother, Deborah
Payne, is her greatest
supporter, and she
helps her practice spell-
ing words every day..

Reading is something
Summer enjoys tremen-
dously; she is currently
reading "Gone with
the Wind." Her favorite
school subject this year
is band.
When asked how
she felt about winning
the spelling bee again,
Summer replied, "Well,
I wasn't as nervous this
year as I was last year."
Marianna High School
hosted the Jackson
County event where 11
fifth- through eighth-
grade students spelled
for the chance to ad-
vance to Tallahassee.
Frank Waller, director

of MIS, Middle and
Secondary Education,
directed the district
spelling bee, and Diane
Oswald served as the
pronouncer. The judges
were Shirl Williams,
director of student
services and Cheryl
McDaniel, director of
elementary and early
Logan McCord of
Grand Ridge placed
second for the second
year in a row. If for
any reason Summer is
not abld to attend the
regional spelling bee,
Logan will be asked
to represent Jackson

Other local school
winners who participat-
ed in the district spell-
ing bee were Danny
Tijerina of Cottondale
Elementary, Joseph
Claiborne of Graceville
Elementary, Joshua
Yates of Graceville High,
Shyann Harrison of
Grand Ridge Elementa-
ry, Elizabeth Carnley of
Malone Elemnentary, Jo-
ella Duncan of Malone
.Middle, Katie Everett
of Marianna Middle,
TaQuaisha Kenner of
Riverside Elementary
and Jennifer English of
Sneads Elementary.


Marianna FFA members Kailtlyn Moss, Julia Velez, Heath Roberts, Trevor Mayo,
Katy Mayo, Jake Daniels and Caroline Rodgers recently competed in the District
2 Sub-district 1 FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event, which
encourages students to learn to effectively participate in a business meeting and assists in
the development of their leadership skills. Participants are required to pass a knowledge
exam, oral presentation and questions that are all based on Roberts Rules of Order. Marianna
received the second place award. ,

SItrusa Community Service Chair
Deana Pforte, left, on behalf of
trusa International of Marianna,
presents Healthy Family Program Manager
Melissa Boggs with Christmas gifts for 31
children. Altrusa recently delivered the gifts,
which will be distributed to 13 families. The
group also collects Coats for Kids at this
time of year and has delivered many coats
throughout the county school system.

Local convenience stores dmoate money to Covenant Hospice

Special to the Floridan

Sangaree Oil Co.,.
owner and operator
of ten Handi-Mart BP
convenience stores
and a local BP Branded
Marketer, recently
donated $6,500 to
Covenant Hospice
through the BP Fueling
Communities program.
The BP Fueling .
Communities program
provides grants to local
organizations that are
nominated by BP's

marketers as a way to
support the communities
in which they do
BP and Sangaree Oil
offered this donation to
Covenant Hospice to give
back to the community
and provide support for
Covenant Hospice
is a not-for-profit
organization that
provides services to
patients and their loved
ones during times of life-
limiting illnesses.

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Local Libraries Hold C .*'

Joe Giles and Mandi Giles work on converting pieces of blue paper into snowflakes Thursday
during Ornament Day at the Jackson County Public Library.

Five-year-old Paige Passmore holds up her Christmas ornament creations Thursday.

Karlee Mercer and Karissa Mercer were some of the many children to cram the conference room
at the Jackson County Public Library on Thursday during the annual Ornament Day event.

Zoe Clikas concentrates as she cuts out the pieces of paper that she would assemble into a tiny
Christmas tree during Ornament Day at the Jackson County Public Library on Thursday.

Florida yoga teacher named 'world's oldest'

The Associated Press
The yoga teacher
in the front of the
room lay on the floor,
her hands resting on her
upper thighs. She lifted
her right leg high in the
air, foot flexed. Then she
grabbed her right foot
in her right hand and
brought her leg toward
her face as she raised her
upper body a few inches
off the ground.
Students in class smiled
in amazement as they
watched the teacher's
knee graze her nose.
It wasn't just the pose
that was amazing it was
the teacher's age. Bernice
Bates is 91 years old, and
she's more flexible than
people who are a third of
her age.
"If you can't quite meet
your knee, that's all right,"
Bates told her class, gently.
Guinness World Records,
recently awarded Bates
the title of "OldestYoga
Teacher." While there
might be other, older yogis
somewhere in the world,,
Bates completed the
lengthy documentation,
process required by Guin-
ness. She was nominated
earlier this year by her
Bates first began practic-
ing yoga 50 years ago, after
she saw it on a television
program. Asa younger
woman, she taught swim-
ming in Ohio at aYWCA.
These days, the great-
grandmother teaches once
a week at the community

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center of her retirement
village located'on Florida's
Gulf Coast.
Her students are usually
a decade or two younger
than she is.
Each class begins with
a short discussion ohn
a recent day, Bates talked
about the importance of
flexing and caring for one's
feet and then Bates
takes the class through a
series of about a dozen
Oinvasas. or yoga poses.
She uses.a soft blue mat
and wears black ballet,
slippers while teaching.
She ends with a guided
relaxation while playing
NewAge music on her
portable cassette player.
Bates believes in gentle
yoga: no sweaty, strenuous
or competitive stretching
in her classes.
"You may not do it per-
fect, but there's no perfect
person.. she said.
She talks about her
students who have ben-
efited from her teaching:
two'women in their 80s,
a couple in their 90s, a
handful in their 70s.
',They feel great," she.
said. "It makes your whole
body whole again. It's
good for anybody. It's
good for chair sitters, it's.
good for pregnant women.
Kathleen Techler, 86, has
been taking Bates' class
for five years. She can
easily go into a plow pose
lying flat on her back,
raising her legs all the way
over her head and rolling
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"It loosens up my
muscles," said Techler,
who shrugs at the sugges-
tion that she is flexible.
Gentle exercises like
yoga and tai chi can be
especially good for seniors
because they build bal-
ance, which can help
prevent.t falls. medical
experts say.
"One'ofthe main rea-
sons why people become
non-functional or even die
is because of falls," said
Dr. Fernando Branco, the
medical director for the
Rosomoff Comprehensive
Rehabilitation Center'
and Brucker Biofeedback
Center in Miami. "Those
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when you're 85. When
you're 85 and you go into
:bed for several weeks or
months because of a slow
healing fracture, you're
taking lot of risks."
Branco said that more
folks should follow in
Bates' yogic footsteps.
Yoga also has other ben-
efits, he said.
In a study published by
the National Institutes
of Health in 2005, yoga
was found to improve hip
extension and increase
stride length in a group of
senior citizens who par-
ticipated in the research.
"In general the idea that
just because you are older
you have less of a range of
motion, that is really not
correct," he said.
Bates credits yoga for
her good health she
doesn't take medication or
have ahy health problems
and says it gives her the

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In this Dec. 14 photo, 91-year-old Bernice Bates teaches her weekly yoga class at the Mainlands
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ability to enjoy the things
she loves: flower garden-
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her Methodist church. She
also lifts weights, walks,
swims and does tai chi.
Now widowed, she
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She starts stretching the
moment she wakes up,
with a series of poses to
get her blood flowing.
"It gives you a good
outlook. It involves your
mind," she said. "Your
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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, surrounded by Republican House members, speaks
during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Tuesday.

Payroll tax deadlock ends

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON House Republi-
cans on Thursday caved to demands by
President Barack Obama, congressional
Democrats and fellow Republicans for
a short-term renewal of payroll tax cuts
for all workers. The breakthrough almost
certainly spares workers an average $20 a
week tax increase Jan. 1.
After days of wrangling that even Speak-
er John Boehner acknowledged "may not
have been politically the smartest thing in
the world," the Ohio Republican abruptly
changed course and dropped demands
for immediate holiday season talks with
the Senate on a full-year measure that all
sides said they want.
The House and Senate plan to act on
the two-month extension Friday.
House Republicans were under fire
from their constituents and GOP estab-
lishment figures incensed that they would
risk losing the tax cut issue to Democrats
at the dawn of the 2012 presidential and
congressional election year..
"In the end House Republicans felt like
they were reenacting the Alamo, with no
reinforcements and our friends shooting
at us," said Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas.
Boehner said he expects both House
and Senate. to pass a new bill by Christ-
mas that would renew the tax break while
congressional negotiators work out a
one-year measure that would also extend
jobless benefits for millions of Americans
and prevent doctors from absorbing a big'
cut in Medicare payments.
The developments were a clear win for
Obama. The payroll tax cut was the cen-
terpiece of his three-month campaign-
style drive for jobs legislation that seems
to have contributed to an uptick in his
poll numbers.
"Because of this agreement, every
working.American will keep his or her tax
cut about $1,000 for the average fam-
ily," Obama said in a statement. "That's

about $40 in every paycheck. And when
Congress returns, I urge them to keep
working to reach an agreement that will
extend this tax cut and unemployment
insurance for all of 2012 without drama
or delay."
If the cuts had expired as scheduled,
160 million workers would have seen a 2
percentage point increase in their Social
Security taxes. And up to 2 million people
without jobs for six months would start
losing unemployment benefits averaging
$300 a week.
The GOP retreat ends a tense standoff
in which Boehner's House Repiublicans
came under great pressure to agree to the
short-term extension passed by the Sen-
ate on Saturday. The speaker was initially
open to the idea, but rank and file Repub-
licans revolted and the House instead in-
sisted on immediate talks.
The conflict arose after the Senate, on
a bipartisan vote, passed legislation last
week to extend for two months the pay-
roll tax cut, jobless benefits and doctors'
Medicare fees that otherwise would have
been cut 27 percent.
The House had just days before passed
a full-year extension that included a se-
ries of conservative policy prescriptions
unpalatable to Obama and congressional
Obama, Republicans and congressional
Democrats all said they preferred a one-
year extension but the politics of achiev-
ing that eluded them. All pledged to start
working on that in January.
"Has this place become so dysfunc-
tional that even when we agree to things
we can't do it?" Obama asked. "Enough is
The top Senate Republican, Mitch Mc-
Connell of Kentucky, was a driving force
behind Thursday's agreement, imploring
Boehner to accept the deal that McCon-
nell and Senate Democratic Leader Harry
Reid had struck last week and passed with
overwhelming support in both parties.

Wal-Mart pulls formula after baby dies

The Associated Press

Mart and health officials
awaited tests Thursday
on a batch of powdered
infant formula that was
removed from more than
3,000 stores nationwide
after a Missouri newborn
who consumed it died
from a rare infection.
The bacteria in question
occur naturally in the en-
vironment and in plants
such as wheat and rice.
But the most worrisome
appearances have been in
dried milk and powdered
formula, which is why
manufacturers routinely
test for the pathogens.
Wal-Mart pulled the En-
famil Newborn formula
from shelves as a precau-
tion following the death of
little Avery Cornett in the
southern Missouri town
of Lebanon.
The government has not
ordered a recall, and the
manufacturer said tests
showed the batch was
negative for the bacteria
before it was shipped. Ad-
ditional tests were under
"We decided it was best
to remove the product
until we learn more,"
Wal-Mart spokeswom-
an Dianna Gee said. "It
could be returned to the
Customers who bought
formula in 12.5-ounce
cans with the lot number
ZP1K7G have the option
of returning them for a
refund or exchange, Gee
The product is not ex-
clusive to Wal-Mart. The
manufacturer, Mead
Johnson Nutrition, did
not immediately say how
widely distributed the
formula was among other
"We're highly confident
in the safety and qual-
ity of our products," said
Christopher Perille, a
spokesman for the com-
pany based in the Chica-
go suburb of Glenview.

A second Missouri in-
fant fell ill after consum-
ing powdered baby for-
mula in the last month,
but that child recovered,
state health officials said.
Powdered infant for-
mula is not sterile, and
experts have said there
are not adequate methods
to completely remove or
kill all bacteria that might
creep into formula before
or during production.
Preliminary hospital test
results indicate that Avery
died of a rare infection
caused by Cronobacter
sakazakii. The infection
can be treated with an-
tibiotics, but it's deemed
extremely dangerous
to babies less than one
month old and those born
The virus "is pervasive in
the environment," Perille
said. "There's a whole
range of potential sources
on how this infection may,
have got started."
Public health investiga-
tors will look at the for-
mula itself, as well as the
water used in preparing
it and at anything else the
baby might have ingested,
Perille said.
Such illnesses are rare.

This photo provided Thursday
by the Holman Howe Funeral
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of Lebanon, Mo., who died
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a year are reported in in-
fants worldwide. New
Mexico saw two in 2008,
including one infant who
died and another who suf-
fered severe brain dam-
age. A Tennessee infant
died in 2001 after being
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finally available from
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Religion Calendar

n Youth Activity Night
- Friday, 6 p.m.-at Marianna
Church of God. Ages: 12-19. Call
) El Bethel Assembly of
God church will perform the
Christmas production "Come In
Grace & Glory" Friday, Dec. 16
at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18
at 6 p.m.
)) Celebrate Recovery Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome
hurts, habits and hang-ups in
a safe environment," Fridays, 7
p.m. at Evangel Worship Center
with praise and live worship
music, testimonies and fellow-
ship. Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care
available. Call 209-7856 or
) Pulse 7-10 p.m. Friday at
Cypress Grove Church in Grand
Ridge, with music, basketball,
video games, snack bar, pool
tables and more. Call 592-4451.

n Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m. to noon Thursdays and
Saturday at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in
D Gospel recording artist
Walter Wilson performs at 11
a.m. at the Factory Stores of
America Mall in Graceville.

) Providence Baptist Church
in Grand Ridge will have a
Christmas Breakfast at 9 a.m.-
A Children's Christmas Play
will follow. Call 592-5481 or

Christmas Program
- Rocky Creek Baptist Church
presents "Sing With Us the
Christmas Story" at 11 a.m. Call
D Dedication Service for
the late Deacon Zechariah Mor-
gan Sr., 11:30 a.m. at Greater
United Church of Christ Written
in Heaven in Marianna. Call
482-7226 or 557-0404.
D "Christmas in Two Egg"
- The play, written and nar-
rated by Jackson County author
Dale Cox, starts at 6 p.m. at
Lovedale Baptist Church, in the
Lovedale/Two Egg community.
Call 592-5415 or 592-2134.
Admission is free.
) Christmas Cantatas -
Bethlehem Baptist in Kynesville
presents their Adult Christmas
Cantata at 11 a.m. and the
Children's Christmas Play at 5
p.m. For info or directions, call
) Salem A.M.E. Church in
Graceville celebrates the Life
and Legacy of the late Bro. G.R.
Gainer and the late Sis. Clara
B. Gainer-Pinkard during the 11
a.m. service.
) El Bethel Assembly of God
church will perform the Christ-
mas production "Come In Grace
& Glory" at 6 p.m.

New Beginning Outreach
Ministries of Jacob City invites
family and friends to attend the
annual Christmas Cantata at 6
p.m. Refreshments will follow.
On Dec. 25, at 9:30 New Begin-
ning will be having Morning
Worship service.

D Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m. to noon Thursdays and
Saturday at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in
) Smoked Turkey/Boston
Butt Fundraiser -The First
Baptist Church of Marianna
Mission Team is selling smoked
turkeys ($30 each) and Boston
butts ($25 each) on Dec. 22
and 23. They may be picked
up in the church parking lot.
Proceeds go to the cost of
materials for homes the team
will build in Nicaragua this June
through Project H.O.P.E. To
place your order, call 482-4513
or 592-2207 (do not call the
church office).

D Smoked Turkey/Boston
Butt Fundraiser The First
Baptist Church of Marianna
Mission Team is selling smoked
turkeys ($30 each) and Boston
butts ($25 each) on Dec. 22
and 23. They may be picked
up in the church parking lot.
Proceeds go to the cost of
materials for homes the team
will build in Nicaragua this June
through Project H.O.P.E. To
place your order, call 482-4513
or 592-2207 (do not call the
church office).
n Youth Activity Night
- Friday, 6 p.m. at Marianna
Church of God. Ages: 12-19. Call
) Celebrate Recovery Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome
hurts, habits and hang-ups in
a safe environment," Fridays, 7
p.m. at Evangel Worship Center

with praise and live worship
music, testimonies and fellow-
ship. Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care
available. Call 209-7856 or
) Pulse 7-10 p.m. Friday at
Cypress Grove Church in Grand
Ridge, with music, basketball,
video games, snack bar, pool
tables and more. Call 592-4451.

D Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m. to noon Thursdays and
Saturday at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in
) Christmas Mass Vigil
Mass at St. Anne Catholic
Church in Marianna will be cel-
ebrated at 5 p.m. Call.482-3734.
) Christmas Eve services 5
p.m. (informal children's ser-
vice) and 6:30 p.m. (traditional)
at First Presbyterian Church in
Marianna. The 6:30 p.m. service
will include a celebration of the
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper
and Candlelighting. Church
Organist, Stanley Littleton will
play Christmas music on the
church organ beginning at 6
p.m. Call 526-2430 or visit

Christmas Masses at St.-
Anne Catholic Church in
Marianna will be celebrated at
midnight and at 8:30 a.m. Call
) Christmas Service 9-10
a.m. at Pine Ridge Baptist
Church (no Sunday school
today; regular Sunday service
time, 11 a.m. to-noon, resumes

Jan. 1, 2012).
) Christmas Service A one-
hour Christmas Day worship
service at New Mount Olive
M.B.C. in Marianna starts at
9:30 a.m.
) Christmas Services The
First Presbyterian Church in
Marianna has an Intergenera-
tional Christmas Day Sunday
School Program in the fellow-
ship hall at 9:45 a.m. (refresh-
ments available by 9:30 a.m.),
and at the,ll a.m. worship
service, a celebration of lessons
and carols from around the
world. Carols will be sung by the
congregation, familiar carols
will be played on the organ by
church organist, Stanley Little-
ton, and by a hand bell quartet
of Betty Blighton, Rachel Chris-
topher, Gracie Wallace and Joy
Wallace. Call 526-2430 or visit
) New Beginning Outreach
Ministries of Jacob City will
have morning worship service
at 9:30 a.m.
n Christmas Service 10:30
a.m. at Providence Baptist
Church in Grand Ridge. Call
592-5481 or 592-2451.-
4th Biannual Homecoming
Celebration 2:30 p.m. at
Evergreen Missionary Baptist
Church. Guest speaker: Pastor
David Green of Saint Matthews
M.B.C. in Cottondale (Pastor
Green steps in for Evergreen's
own Minister Danny Bowers,
who is unable to speak due to
unforeseen circumstances).

Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m. to noon Thursdays and

Saturday at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in

Youth Activity Night
- Friday, 6 p.m. at Marianna
Church of God. Ages: 12-19. Call
) Celebrate Recovery Adult,
teen meetings to "overcome
hurts, habits and hang-ups in
a safe environment," Fridays, 7
p.m. at Evangel Worship Center
with praise and live worship
music, testimonies and fellow-
ship. Dinner: 6 p.m. Child care
available. Call 209-7856 or
) Pulse 7-10 p.m. Friday at
Cypress Grove Church in Grand
Ridge, with music, basketball,
video games, snack bar, pool
tables and more. Call 592-4451'

n Free clothing giveaway 9
a.m. to noon Thursdays and
Saturday at Mother Agnes'
Closet, 2856 Orange St. in
D Watch Night Service
- From 10 p.m. to shortly after
midnight at New Mount Olive
M.B.C. in Marianna.

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Amazing Grace

Cremation is finally gaining favor among Americans

I have yet to see a sign
on American highways
directing drivers to the
nearest crematorium.,But
such markers are com-
mon in Canada, Britain
and continental Europe,
where cremation has fast
become the favored way
to prepare for eternity.
By 2017, it is estimated
that half of all Americans
will opt for cremation over
traditional funeral and
burial. Already 41 percent
do up from 15 percent

25 years ago.
Cost is the leading fac-
tor in the
"* J Kevin Sack,

The New
York Times,
David estimates
YOuntt $1,600 as a
typical fee
' including
cremation, death notice,
death certificate and an
urn purchased online. By
contrast, the average

traditional funeral and
burial costs between
$10,000 and $16,000.
One-third of Americans
'who chose cremation last
year acknowledged that
cost was their primary
consideration, up from 19
percent in 1990.
The Times says that
burial in a family plot no
longer suits the conve-
nience of a mobile society,
and notes that memo-
rial services are easier to :,
schedule than funerals

and internments.
The Times adds that
"most mainstream reli-
gions have relaxed objec-
tions to cremation, which,
were tied to biblically
based views of the body
as a vessel for the soul and
of a heaven populated by
human forms."
Many Christian de-
nominations now actually
favor cremation, while the
Roman Catholic Church
raises no objection to
the practice. Orthodox

Judaism is the onlyno-
table sect to forbid it to its
The Times noted that
the funeral industry is
compensating for lost rev-
enue with higher volume
and more services, such
as catered receptions and
ash pendants.
Funeral home direc-
tors are increasingly
performing cremations
themselves rather than
paying others to do them.
There are already 2,200

crematories across the na-
tion, and more on order.
A crematory is a $125,000
As a child, I was raised to
respect the human body
as the temple of the soul.
But many people of faith
now believe it is truer that,
as they age, their souls are
increasingly prisoners of
their bodies. For them,
cremation suggests resur-
rection and the liberation
of the soul, a'figure for


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McChapel AME Church NON-DENOMINATIONAL Apostolic Revival Center
4963 Old U.S. Rd 3471 Hwy 90 W of Marianna
Marianna, FL* 569-2184 Marianna, FL 32446 352-4926 3001 Hwy 71 N, P.O. Box 634
Marianna FL 32446AAR 482-3162R9

New Bethel Christian Methodist
I Episcopal Church
2487 Highway 1
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-4647
Pope Chapel African Methodist
Episcopal Church
4898 Blue Springs Rd, P.O. Box 6000
Marianna, FL 32447 482-2900
Shady Grove United Methodist
7305 Birchwood Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-9277
Sneads First United Methodist
8042 Church St, P.O. Box 642
Sneads, FL 32460 593-6481
Friendship Christian Methodist
Episcopal (CME) Church
5411 Avery Rd, P.O.Box 302
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-1111
1st United Methodist Church of
P.O. Box 458
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4426
Salem AME Church
5729 Browntown Rd, P.O. Box 354
Graceville, FL 32440 263-3344
Springfield AME Church
4194 Union Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 352-4252
St. James AME Church
2891 Orange St, P.O. Box 806
Marianna, FL 32447 526-3440
Snow Hill AME Church
5395 Snow Hill Rd, P.O. Box 174
Malone, FL 32445 569-5315
Mt. Olive AME Church
2135 FIairview Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-7917
Bethlehem AME Church
3100 Lovewood Rd, P.O. Box 752
Cottondale, FL 32431
352-2111 or 352-4721
Greater St. Luke AME Church
5255 11th Ave, P.O. Box 176
Malone, FL 32445 569-5188

Cypress Creek Community Church
1772 Macedonia Road, PO Box 496
Alford, FL 32420 638-0360
Ever Increasing Word of Faith
3749 Skyview Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 526-4704
Heaven's Garden Worship Center
3115 Main Street
Cottondale, FL 32431
(850) 579-9936
Faith Cornerstone Church
5460 Collins Chapel Rd
Malone, FL 32445 569-5600
Foundation Temple Apostolic
Faith Church
3341 Tendell Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-3884
Keeping It Real Help Ministry
5863 Sherman Dr
Marianna, FL 32446 557-4800

Love and Restoration Ministries
2990 Heritage Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 526-2730
Marianna Church of the Nazarene
2987 N Madison St
Marianna, FL 32446 482-5787
Mill Springs Christian Chapel
1345 Mill Springs Rd, P.O. Box 83
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 526-2519
Rivertown Community Church
(Meets at the new Marianna High School)
3546 Caverns Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 482-2477
Rocky Creek Tabernacle
1890 Delta Lane
Marianna, FL 32448 762-1958
St Andrews (FC) Church Ministries
978 Hwy 71 S
Marianna, FL 32448 569-5600
Sunrise Worship Center
2957 Hall St, Marianna, FL 482-8158
Apostolic Life Church
4070 Old Cottondale Rd
Marianna, FL 482-8720

Berean Pentecostal Ministries
6902 Brushy Pond Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4763
Christian Covenant Life Center
2011 Finley Ave.
Grand Ridge, FL 32448 592-4737
Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness
7541 Shady Grove Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-6203
Sneads Pentecostal Holiness
2036 Gloster Ave
Sneads, FL 32460
593-4487 or 593-6949
Praise Life Ministries
7360 Hwy 90, P.O. Box 177
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4166
Prayer Temple Church Of Prayer
For All People
3341 Plantation Circle
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3343
United Pentecostal Deliverance
5255 10th Ave
Malone, FL 32445 569-5989
First Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church (USA)
2898 Jefferson St
Marianna, FL 32446
526-2430 or
Salem Wesleyan Church
2764 Salem Church Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 (850) 593-6679
Church of Jesus Christ of
2620 Old Airbase Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 482-2995
Emmanuel SDA Church
4531 Basswood Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-3200

-16A FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011





Sounds of Christmas

Special to the Floridan

The Music and Worship
Division at The Baptist Col-
lege of Florida in Gracev-
ille ushered in the sounds
of Christmas at the annual
Christmas Festival of Music
performances held Dec. 2
and 3. Three highly antici-
pated performances were
well attended as musical
favorites for all ages were
performed and enjoyed.
The annual concert pro-
vided an uplifting celebra-
tion of the birth of Christ,
combined with classic
holiday favorites and even
a special 'visit from a par-
tridge in a pear tree. The
program -included solo
performances as well as
esteemed arrangements
by instrumentalists, the
guitar ensemble, women's
ensemble, male chorale,
college singers, college
winds and the combined
BCF College Choir.
The widely varied pre-
sentation of Christmas

music ranged from the
traditional symphonic
tunes and gospel, to the
very contemporary heart-
warming sounds of today's
Christmas classics. An un-
precedented presentation
of the Gloria, by Antonio
Vivaldi, featured BCF Voice
Professor Kimberle Moon,
BCF student soloists, the
college choir, and college
The annual event show-
cases talented students
from the BCF Music and
Worship Division and
throughout the college.
Performers delighted au-
diences with moving ren-
ditions of "0 Holy Night,"
"Mary, Did You Know?" "In
the First Light," and "Do-
mini Deus, Agnus Dei."
The program concluded
with the congregation
joining the college choir
and college winds to sing
a fun-filled collection of
For more information,
call 800-328-2660, ext. 427.

BCF Music and Worship Division Chair Bill Davis leads the
congregation in singing "0 Come, All Ye Faithful" during the
annual Christmas Festival of Music.

BCF to host concert Jan. 13

Special to the Floridan

The Baptist College of
Florida in Graceville will
host The Hoppers and
The Bibletones Quartet
in concert on Friday, Jan.
13,2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the
BCF Assembly Center.
The Hoppers have re-
ceived numerous acco-
lades over the years and
were recently voted Fa-
vorite Mixed Group at the
prestigious 2011 Singing
News Fan Awards held
in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Featured vocalist for The
Hoppers, Kim Hopper,
received the award for Fa-
vorite Soprano and Favor-
ite Female Vocalist during
the special award event in
Tennessee. The Hoppers
have been popular guest
performers on the Gaither
Homecoming Tour for
many years and viewers
always receive a blessing
when they appear on the

Joining The Hoppers
in concert will be Missis-
sippi's longest running
quartet, The Bibletones.
Formed in 1957 by Mr.
and Mrs. Ward Hurt, in
Lumberton, Miss., The
Bibletones Quartet per-
forms primarily in the
Southeastern U.S., with
occasional dates in the
Midwest and Northeast.
"The Lord has blessed
this ministry and allowed
it to grow for the past 52
years," said current band
manager Howard Rutland.
"I hope and pray that this
group will continue for
another,50 years."
Doors will open at 5:30
p.m. and tickets for the
evening can be purchased
for $10 in the BCF Busi-
ness Office by calling 263-
3261, ext. 418 or visit the
Baptist College of Florida
website at www.baptist
All seating will be gen-
eral admission.

The Bibletones Quartet will perform at BCF on Jan. 13 at
6:30 p.m.

The Hoppers will perform at BCF on Friday, Jan. 13.

Christmas Eve, Day services at First Presbyterian

Special to the Floridan

The First Presbyterian Church,
corner of Jefferson and Clinton
Street in Marianna will hold two
Christmas Eve services on Saturday,
Dec. 24.
At 5 p.m. there will be an informal
Children's 'Christmas Eve Service,
intended for children and their
families. At 6:3'0 p.m. there will be
a Traditional Christmas Eve' Service
with a celebration of the Sacrament

Rev. Crook to speak
at Eastside
Eastside Baptist Church
welcomes the Rev. Jeff Crook
as guest speaker for the 10:15
a.m. service on Sunday, Jan. 1,
The Rev. Crook is Senior Pas-
tor at Blackshear Place Baptist

of the Lord's Supper, candle light-
ing, and carols for choir and con-
gregation. Church Organist, Stanley
Littleton will be playing Christmas
music on the church organ begin-
ning at 6 p.m.
On Christmas Day, December 25,
there will be an Intergenerational
Christmas Day Sunday School Pro-
gram in the fellowship hall begin-
ning at 9:45 a.m. Refreshments will
be available by 9:30 a.m.
The 11 a.m. Worship Service will

Church in Flowery Branch, Ga.

Choir anniversary at
Holyneck M.B.C.
On Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, the
Holyneck Missionary Baptist
Church Male Choir will cel-
ebrate its eighth anniversary.
The event hobein at 6:30l n m

BCF Musical Drama Team delights the audience during the
"Twelve Days of Christmas"'

be a celebration for, Christmas Day
of Lessons and Carols from around
the World. In addition to the carols
to be sung by the choir and congre-
gation, familiar carols will be played
on the organ by church organist,
Stanley Littleton, and by a hand bell
quartet of Betty Blighton, Rachel
Christopher, Gracie Wallace and Joy
For information, call the church at
526-2430 or check the church web-

and Holyneck M.B.C. is located
at 3395 Cemetery Lane in
Groups, choirs, soloists and
praise teams are invited to par-
ticipate in the celebration.
For more information, call
Bro. Billy Sorey at 334-701-
1627 or Sis. Patricia Ward at



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Alford First Assembly of God
1782 Tennessee St P.O. Box 228
Alford, FL 32420 579-5103
Bascom Assembly of God
5516 Hummingbird Rd
Bascom, FL 32423 272-7775
Cypress Grove Assembly of God
3250 Cypress Grove Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4451
Cords Of Love Assembly Of God
2060 Bethelehem Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 272-0254
Eastside Assembly of God Church
4723 Hatton St
Marianna, FL 526-2422
El Bethel Assembly of God
2503 El Bethel Church Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 593-6044
First Assembly of God
5565 Brown St
Graceville, FL 32440 263-3351
First Assembly of God Church
4186 Lafayette Street
Marianna FL 32446
First Assembly of God Church
of Cottondale
2636 Milton St
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4626
Faith Haven Assembly of God
7135 Hwy 90
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-8205
Welcome Assembly of God
6784 Messer Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-5077
Alford Baptist Church
1764 Carolina St P.O. Box 6
Alford, FL 32420 579-2192.
Bethel Star Missionary
Baptist Church
4134 Lincoln Ave
Marianna, FL 32448 482-4866

ur Guide To Local Houses Of Worship
Bethlehem Baptist Church First Baptist Church Marvin Chapel Free Will Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church
2300 Bethlehem Rd 8010 Pope St P.O. Box 246 Baptist Church 5481 Pleasant Ridge Rd
Kynesville, FL 579-9940 Sneads, FL 32460 593-6991 2041 Hope School Dr Marianna, FL 32446 263-8007

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
2137 McLeod St
Cypress, FL 592-4108
Circle Hill Baptist Church
7170 Circle Hill Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 592-2327
Damacus Freewill Baptist
3700 Kynesville Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 482-5878
Dellwood Baptist Church
5512 Blue Springs Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 592-6954
Faith Baptist Church
2494 Hwy 71 South
Marianna, FL 482-2869
First Baptist Church
Southern Baptist
987 8th Ave P.O. Box 565
Graceville FL 32440 263-3323
First Baptist Church
3172 Main St
Cottondale, FL 32431 352-4586
First Baptist' Marianna
2897 Green St
Marianna, FL 32446 526-4200
First Baptist Church
8010 Pope St P.O. Box 246
Sneads, FL 32460 (850) 593-6999
Crossroads Baptist Church
Southern Baptist
3276 Main St P.O. Box 386
Cottondale Fl. 32431 352-2636
Eastside Baptist Church
4785 Highway 90
Marianna, FL 526-2004
Ebenezer Missionary
Baptist Church
3360 Gardenview Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 579-4223
Everlena Missionary Baptist
5309 Ellaville Rd
Campbellton, FL 32426 263-3900
First Baptist Church of Bascom
4951 Basswood Rd P.O. Box 249
Bascom, FL 32423 569-2699

First Baptist Church
5366 Ninth St P.O. Box 98
Malone, FI 32445 569-2426
First Freewill Baptist Church
of Malone
5440 10th Street (Hwy 71 N.)
P.O. Box 385
Malone FL 32445 850-569-2786
First Freewill Baptist Church
7970 Davis St
Sneads, FL 32460 593-5400
Friendship Baptist Church
of Malone
5507 Friendship Church Rd
Malone, FL 32445 569-2379
Grand Ridge Baptist Church
2093 Porter Ave P.O. Box 380
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-4846
Greater Buckhorn Missionary
Baptist Church
4691 Hwy 162,
Marianna, FL 32446 594-5761
Greenwood Baptist Church
4156 Bryan St P.O. Box 249
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-3883
Hasty Pond Baptist Church
4895 Hasty Pond Rd, Marianna, FL
Holly Grove Free Will
Baptist Church
2699 Highway 73S
Marianna, FL 32448 482-3489
Inwood Baptist Church
2012 Inwood Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32448 593-5328
Liberty Hill Missionary
Baptist Church
5239 Liberty Hill Road
Bascom, FL 32426 569-5949

Little Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
3181 Little Zion Rd P.O. Box 190
Sneads, FL 32460 592-1614
Lovedale Baptist Church
6595 Lovedale Rd
Bascom, FL 32423
592-5415 or 592-2134

Marianna, FL 32448 482-5375
Midway Freewill Baptist Church
1600 Church St
6158 Rocky Creek Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 592-8999
.Mount Olive Baptist
S6045 Hwy 2
Bascom FL 32423 569-5080
Mt. Tabor Missionary
Baptist Church
3695 Popular Springs Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 594-4161
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
5382 Old US Road
Malone, FL 32445 569-2049
New Easter Missionary
Baptist Church
977 Hope Ave
Graceville, FL 32440 263-4184
New Galilee Missionary
Baptist Church
2155 Highway 73 South P.O. Box 234
Marianna, FL 32447 482-5499
New Hoskie Baptist Church
4252 Allen St
Greenwood, FL 32443 594-7243
New Hope Freewill Baptist
Sweet Pond Rd
Dellwood, FL 592-1234
New Hope Missionary Baptist
3996 Wintergreen Rd
Greenwood, FL 32443 592-8802
New Mount Olive
Missionary Baptist
2870 Barnes St P.O. Box 312
Marianna, FL 32447 482-7595
New Salem Baptist Church
3478 Kynesville Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 579-4343
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
6687 Brushy Pond Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-5696
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
3924 Woodrest Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 832-0317
Pine Ridge Baptist Church
3064 Pine Ridge Church Rd
Alford, FL 32420

Providence Baptist Church
6940 Providence Church Rd
Grand Ridge, FL 32442 592-5481
Rocky Creek Baptist Church
5458 Rocky Creek Rd
Marianna, FL 32448 526-7508
Salem Free Will Baptist
2555 Kynesville Rd
Cottondale, FL 32431 579-4194
Shady Grove Baptist Church
7304 Birchwood Rd
Grand'Ridge FL 32442 592-6952
St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church
2871 Orange Street
Marianna, FL 32448 482-2591
St. Peter Missionary Baptist
' 7889 McKeown Mill Rd
P.O. Box 326 593-3363
Trinity Baptist Church
3023 Penn. Ave
Marianna, FL 482-3705
Union Hill
,3115 Union Hill Rd
Marianna, FL 32446 526-5711
White Pond Baptist Church
P.O. Box 458 Mill Pond Rd
Alford, FL 32420 352-4715
Victory Baptist Church
2271 River Rd
Sneads, FL 32460 593-6699
St. Anne Catholic Church
3009 5th St P.O. Box 1547
Marianna, FL 32446 482-3734
Caverns Rd. Church of Christ
4448 River Rd
Marianna, FL 482-2605
Grand Ridge Church of God
2232 Porter Ave
Grand Ridge, FL 32442
592-5301 or 592-2814

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Stranded Ariz. student, Texas family rescued

The Associated Press

college student, says she
had nothing to eat but two
candy bars while her car
was stuck in the snow for
nine days in a remote area
of Arizona.
Meanwhile, a Texas
family found themselves
struggling to breathe after
nearly two days in their
SUV after it was buried in
a snowdrift on a rural New
Mexico highway.
The frigid ordeals end-
ed with separate .rescues
Wednesday for Lauren
Weinberg and the Higgins
family. Authorities said
they were all recovering
after being taken to hospi-
tals.We'inberg was released
early Thursday.
"You can say survival
skills or a miracle, either
way," Phoenix police Of-
ficer James Holmes said of
Weinberg. "But the good
thing is she's home and
in the hospital with pneu-
monia while her husband
David Higgins and his fa-
ther were on their way to
pick up the family's vehicle
after it was pulled by res-
cuers from the snowdrift.
The family plans to return
to Texas when his wife is
released from the hospi-
tal, though it was unclear
when that might be.
Weinberg, a 23-year-old
undergraduate at Arizona
State University, left' her.
mother's home in Phoenix
on Dec. 11 and said her car

This Wednesday photo provided by New Mexico Search
And Rescue shows the Higgins family's SUV buried under a
snowdrift on U.S. Highway 412 about 30 miles from Clayton,
N.M., when a blizzard moved through the area Monday.

became stuck a day later
in'the snowy mountains to
the north.
Weinberg was driving
around with no specific
destination when she trav-
eled 'south from Winslow
toward the Mogollon Rim
- a prominent line of cliffs
that divides the state's high
country from the desert,
Coconino County sheriff's
spokesman Gerry Blair
said. The area is frequent-
ed mostly by firewood
gatherers, hunters and lo-
cal ranchers.
After the paved road
turned into a dirt road,
Weinberg stopped at !a
fence line to move a .gate
and her vehicle got stuck
in the snow, Blair said.
Weinberg had two candy
bars and later told a dep-
uty that she put snow in
a water bottle and placed
it atop the sedan to melt.
She wasn't prepared for

the winter conditions and
did not have a heavy coat,
blankets or gloves.
Two U.S. Forest Service
employees on snowmo-
biles found her about 45
miles southeast ofWinslow
while they were checking
gates on forest roads.Work-
er Bob McDonald said he
called out to see if anyone
was around, the vehicle,
and Weinberg opened the
back door, looking sur-
prised and relieved.
"I am so thankful to be
alive and warm," Weinberg
said in a statement. "Thank
you everyone for your
thoughts and prayers, be-
cause they worked. There
were times I was afraid but
mostlyI had faith I would
be found."
Gary Strickland, who
was trailing McDonald
on a second snowmobile,
gave Weinberg his fleece
jacket and she consumed

a packaged lunch, bag of
chips and water they had
given her. Weinberg used
Strickland's cell phone to
call family, picking up on
a signal from a cell phone
tower on a private ranch
about a half-mile up the'
Strickland said he could
see floor mats draped over
Weinberg's legs while she
sat in her car, which she
said still had gas.
"I could not'even begin
to predict how she could
(survive), but I have no
reason not to believe her
story," McDonald said. "As
a parent myself, missing a
child for nine days and not
knowing where they are, it
was extremely fortunate."
Other than being cold,
hungry and thirsty, Wein-
berg was in good condi-
tion, lucid and speaking
coherently, Blair said.
Weather forecasters and
authorities said her surviv-
al was remarkable as more
than 2 feet of snow fell in
the area and temperatures
plunged to near zero. Blair
said Weinberg had a cell-
phone but the battery was
In New Mexico, rescuers
had to dig through 4 feet
of ice and snow to free the
Higgins family, whose red
GMC Yukon got stuck on
U.S. 56 near Springer when
a blizzard moved through
the area Monday, state po-
lice said. Rescuers found
David and Yvonne Hig-
gins and their 5-year-old.
daughter, Hannah, early

Romney says no to Gingrich's debate challenge

The Associated Press

- Republican presiden-
tial candidate Mitt Rom-
ney on Thursday spurned
chief rival Newt Gingrich's
challenge for a one-on-
one debate ahead of the
Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses but
dismissed the notion
- suggested by .the for-
mer House speaker that
he's afraid to participate in
such a face-off..
"We've had many occa-
sions to debate together
and we'll have more, I pre-
sume quite a.few more, be-
fore this is finished," Rom-
ney told The Associated
Press. "But I'm not going to
narrow this down to a two-
person race while -there
are still, a number of other
candidates that are viable,
important candidates in
the race. I want to show re-
spect to them."
Gingrich has called on
Romney to condemn or
defend attack ads airing in
Iowa by groups friendly to.
the former Massachusetts
governor. Campaigning
Thursday in Virginia, Gin;
grich told reporters that
Romney's decision "tells
you a lot about Gov. Rom-

ney." Gingrich said he will
continue to say that Rom-
ney "doesn't mind hiding
out behind millions of dol-
lars of negative ads, but
he doesn't want to defend
them. The ads are false."
Gingrich said he doesn't
think Iowans will re-
ward "falsehoods by
In a, brief interview
aboard his campaign bus'
as it rumbled through New
Hampshire, Romney re-
flected on the GOP nomi-
.nation fight that's seen
many candidates and non-
candidates rise and fall in
the .polls. He mentioned
Gingrich, Minnesota. Rep.
Michele Bachmann, Atlan-
ta businessman Herman
Cain, Texas Gov. Rick Perry
and real estate magnate
Donald Trump.
Asked whether. Trump
and Gingrich were of equal
seriousness as presidential
aspirants, Romney said:
"I'm not going to get into
that. It's up to you to make
your own assessment."
Romney also distanced
himself anew from the
standoff inWashington be-
tween the GOP-controlled
House and the Democrat-
ic-run White House over a

Republican presidential candidate, former Mass. Gov. Mitt
Romney, leaves a clothing store after buying a Christmas
present for his wife Ann, during a campaign stop in'Lancaster,
N.H., Thursday.

two-month extension of a
cut in payroll taxes.
"I really don't think it's
productive for me to de-
scribe which of all of the
compromises within the
sausage-making process
is my favorite compromise
position," Roimney said,
adding that presidential
candidates getting, in-
volved will only complicate
the process, not help it.
"We have, what, eight
people running for presi-
dent?" Romney said. "The
idea of us all running to
Washington and trying to
say to the various parties,

'Here's where I think you
should go,' is not some-
thing which our party
needs. It is not likely to be
conducive to reaching a
For weeks, Romney has
refused to be pinned down
,on .how Congress should
break an impasse that
threatens to raise taxes for
160 million-workers the
latest pressing policy de-
bate he has sidestepped.
Gingrich has condemned
the notion of a two-month'
extension and suggested
that Senate Republicans
should have rejected it.


Fewest layoffs

since 2008

The Associated Press

job market is getting
healthier, adding to evi-
dence that the economy
is improving as 2011 nears
an end.
The number of people
seeking unemployment
benefits fell last week to
its lowest level since April
2008, the government
said. The report suggest-
ed that layoffs are slowing
further and that employ-
ers may be ready to hire
more aggressively in the
new year.
A gauge of future eco-
nomic activity also rose
sharply last month. And
the economy is thought
to be growing in the cur-
rent quarter much. faster
than the 1.8 percent an-
nual rate that the govern-
ment now estimates for
last summer.
"The economy is car-
rying some clear mo-
mentum into 2012," said
economist Joel Naroff of
Naroff Economic Advi-
sors. "The consistent de-
cline in the weekly lines
at the unemployment of-
fices is pointing to a firm-
ing in the labor markets,
fewer layoffs, more jobs
being added and most
importantly, a decline in
the unemployment rate."
, First-time applications
for unemployment ben-
efits last week fell 4,000
to a seasonally adjusted
364,000, the Labor De-
partment said Thursday.

It was the third straight
weekly drop. The four-
week moving average, a
less volatile gauge, fell for
the 11th time in 13 weeks:
At 380,250, it's the lowest
since June 2008.
Unemployment appli-
cations reflect the pace
of layoffs. Job cuts. have
fallen sharply since the
recession, though many
employers have been slow
to hire more freely.
The steady decline in
applications shows that
the economy is now im-
proving consistently, 2/2
years- after the Great Re-
cession ended. And it may
herald a further decline in
the unemployment rate.
The rate, which had
hovered near 9 percent
since the end of the re-
cession, fell sharply in
November from 9 percent
to 8.6 percent. The nation
has added at least 100,000
net jobs each month from
July through November,
the first such five-month
streak since 2006.
"When you fire fewer
people, hiring unques-
tionably follows," said.
Dan Greenhaus, chief
global strategist at BTIG
The Conference Board's
index of leading econom-
ic indicators rose strongly
in November for the sec-
ond straight month. The
economy is gaining mo-
mentum, and the risks of
a recession are receding,
economists with the busi-
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Small businesses can be hard to sell

Dear Bruce: We are a 68-year-old
couple, both in good health and
receiving SSI retirement of $1,800
per month. We have 85- to 90-year-
old genetics going for us both. We
are renters with very few other
liabilities (approximately $1,500
in living expenses and credit card
debt, which is almost paid off). We
own a drapery cleaning company
free and clear that does approxi-
mately $110,000 gross business
with 65 percent to 70 percent profit,
working six to eight days a month.
We have very small savings and no
life insurance. I dropped it before I
started this company in 1999 due to
financial issues.
In your estimation, what is the
resale value of the company? The
company is in my wife's name, al-
though I oversee all operations and
internal affairs. We would appreci-
ate any advice and/or direction you
can offer.

Dear J.W.: You ask an interesting

question for which I have no way of
determining an answer. You men-'
tioned that you have
this dry cleaning
company that does
j- very well given the
amount of effort you
put into it, making
Bruce $65,000 to $70,000
Williams a year. The problem
is, this appears to
be all you have. The
difficulty in selling a small busi-
ness like yours is that most of the
potential buyers have no money,
which means you will have to
finance a good chunk of the sales
value. I can't imagine most lend-
ers being interested in this kind of
credit environment. Further, selling
a small a hurry is often
You might want to consider ask-
ing your employees if one of them
would like to buy you out over a
fixed period of years. Theywould
have time to save a significant
amount for a down payment, and

you would have to carry the paper
for the rest.
In the meantime, you ought to
be socking away everything you
can for the next few years with this
income. For whatever reason, until
now you've been unable to save
anything. While your Social Secu-
rity will be helpful and consistent,
even if you collect the maximum
of $25,000 to $30,000 a year, you
will certainly have a difficult time
maintaining your lifestyle, given
that your rental alone would pretty
much cancel out the Social Security
income. You might want to put a
little more effort into this enter-
prise, providing some extra money
for investment. Unless there's
something you've neglected to tell
me, your retirement years will be
very lean. .

Send your questions to Smart Money, P.O. Box
2095, Elfers, FL 34680. Send email to bruce@
brucewilliarms.dom. Questions of general inter-
est will be answered in future columns. Owing
to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot
be provided.

Successful Business

Fairness and the Internet sales tax

A mazon supports "an even-
handed federal framework,
'L Xfor state sales tax collection."
Paul Misener, Amazon Vice
President for Global Public Policy
Generally, I try to steer away from
political issues and, for that reason,
I do not think I have ever written a
column about taxation. However,
I have reached my boiling point
over the issue of imposing a tax on
Internet sales.
Let me begin by saying that I do
not like to pay taxes and wish the
government could manage our
money better. I have never rec-
ommended a ,tax increase before,
but I am an advocate for a tax on
Internet sales. Now I am not argu-
ing that this is a necessary source of
revenue which it is but rather, -
I am suggesting that levying a tax
on Internet sales from out-of-state
merchants can help level the play-
ing field for small businesses.
Small businesses are the heart
and soul of our country retail-
ers, in particular. Retailers have to
compete with Internet companies
-in so many ways and they just can-
not compete effectively if they are
working with one hand tied behind

their back. *
By exempting out-of-state sellers
from having to col-
lect sales tax, you are
Giving these non-
resident merchants a
six to seven percent
cost advantage. Now
Dr. Jerry the government in
Osteryoung Florida wants resi-
dents to voluntarily
send the state taxes
earned on Internet sales. You can
guess how well that has worked
out. Additionally, merchants who
reside in Florida still have to pay
sales taxes to residents on all goods
soldyia the Internet;
State governments should impose
.a tax on Internet sales of non-resi-
dent companies. California now
collects taxes on large, out-of-state
Internet providers and is expected
to pull in over $300 million dollars
in additional revenues. Seven other
states have also closed the loophole
and now collect sales tax from all
Internet merchants serving their
The National Governors Asso-
ciation estimates that states are
currently missing out on more than

$22 billion each year in potential
Internet sales tax revenue. Both the
House and Senate have introduced
bills to remedy this,
.We need to do everything we can
to promote small business retailers,
especially since they do not have
the luxury of being able to-hire lob-
byists to protect their interests like
large retailers can. Imposing a tax
on out-of-state Internet merchants
will not give local small businesses
an advantage but will just allow
them to compete on a fairer playing
What can you do? Please write.
your state representatives and
senators as well as their U.S.
counterparts and request, not that
they impose a new tax, but that
they level the playing field between
Internet businesses and small
business retailers. We need small
businesses to flourish in order for
local economies to do well!
You can do this!

Dr. Osteryoung is the Director of Outreach of
the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneur-
ship in the College of Business at Florida State
University, the Jim Moran Professor of Entrepre-
neurship; and Professor of Finance.

around $50 off the utility
bill over the bulb's life- *
time. LEDs can save more
than twice that, but they
have a much higher initial
cost. An Energy Star LED
or CFL costs, on average,
about $1 a year to power,,,
whereas a halogen bulb
costs around $3.50 and
a traditional incandes-
cent bulb costs almost
$5, according to the
Department of Energy.
On the downside, while
the prices of LEDs are
dropping, the bulbs are
expensive and many have
a payback period of two
years or longer.
. Haldgen bulbs use
about 25 to 30 percent
less energy than, standard
incandescents, but they
cost more and many don't
last much longer. Benefits
of halogen bulbs include
instantly produced
light, fully dimmable
functionality and more
accurate color rendering.
In comparison, LEDs also
instantly brighten and
aren't affected by frequent
on/off cycles and cold
temperatures, and many

By the editors of Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports'
latest light bulb
tests uncovered not
only which bulbs were
the best, but also shined
some light on a few of the
common questions con-
sumers have about com-
pact fluorescent lights
(CFLs), light-emitting
diodes, (LEDs), halogens
and incandescent bulbs.
CR's tests revealed
both pros and cons to all
types of bulbs and found
that while CFLs have,
improved, the 100-watt-
equivalent CFLs might
not be quite as bright over
their lives as the incan-
descents they replace.
However, some Energy
Star-qualified 60-watt CFL
equivalents are as bright
as regular incandescents,
use about 75 percent less
energy and last seven to
.10 times longer.
For the energy-con-
scious consumer, CFLs
still lead the pack in
quick savings. Replacing
just one incandescent
bulb with a CFL can save

From Page 1A

board then that he could not prepare
the rental agreement, disclosing that
his wife owned an interest in the
building. He arranged for the lease
to be prepared by someone else at'
no cost to the county. Baker said
he gave County Administrator Ted
Lakey three recommendations and
that Lakey made the final selection,

can be dimmed. How-
ever, not all lamp-type
LEDs emit light evenly, so
look at CR's fill Ratings
and for the Energy Star
logo before buying. CFLs
still need time to fully
brighten, and most aren't.
One of the concerns
(with LEDs is whether or
not they contain toxins.
Semiconductor chips'
and electronic circuitry
in LEDs can include lead,
arsenic and gallium, but
those substances aren't '
accessible, even if the
bulb breaks. LEDs should
be recycled with other
electronic waste, while
used CFLs, which contain
a small amount of mer-
cury, can be taken Lowe's
or Ikea for recycling.
Match the bulb
to the fixture
Incorrect use of an
energy-saving bulb can
affect its performance,
and shorten its life. CR
recommends that con-
sumers check the package
for proper use and con-
sider these tips to match

in that situation.
Lakey said Thursday that Baker
will not participate in the contract
for sale, either. :
He said no attorney has yet been
retained to prepare the papers but,
confirmed that Baker will not do the
work. '
Meanwhile, the county is making
arrangements to borrow about half
the $925,000 purchase price. The
county finance department is pre-
paring to seek loan proposals by way
of documents being sent to all finan-

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bulbs to a fixture for best
a Lamps,and ceiling
fixtures: Make sure the
bulb can be used in a fully
enclosed fixture if that's
what you have. Consider
covered CFLs to hide
the spiral look if it's not
aesthetically pleasing,
but be aware that those
bulbs take longer to fully
) Recessed or track
lights: The interior color
of the recessed can or
track head affects how the
light is distributed. Shiny
metal and white interiors
reflect light. Black absorbs
some light, gso consider a
brighter bulb.
Outdoors: The colder
the temperature, the
longer it will take for CFLs
to brighten up. LEDs
aren't affected by the
cold, so these might be
- a better option. Bulbs in
the 2,700-to-3,000-kelvin
range flatter warm-col-
ored exteriors, while
bulbs with 3,500 or more
kelvins enhance grays
and cool colors and can
appear brighter.

cial institutions with offices in Jack-
son County. If those inquiries do not
result in any offers within or around
the target interest rate of 2.5 percent
or less, the inquiry will be widened.
This is not the only building that
Jackson Countyleases from someone
close to county or state government.
For instance, public defender Her-
man Laramore and his wife Char-
lotte own the building where his of-
fice is located, and rent the 2,000 sq.
ft. structure to the county for $2,318
a month.

Jackson County Fire and Iron President Michael Blum signs
the ceremonial check before presenting it to the Guardian ad
litem program Wednesday.

From Page 1A

Hill, Vernon, Wausau,
Noma, Graceville and back
to home base in Marianna.
Club president is Mi-
chael "Sunrunner" Blum,
a firefighter with the Mari-
anna Fire Department. He
and the other bikers took
their -four-hour ride last
Sunday and presented a
$1,100 check to Guardian
ad Litem representatives
on Wednesday afternoon.

From Page 1A

ornandents on her tree as
long as she lives.
As she unwraps the
stored ornaments each
year, memories sparkle
like icicles in her mind's
eye. Their earliest orna-
ments are crudely cut, the
work of the smallest, most
inexperienced hands.
As the years passed, she
can see how their work
matured as their mo-
tor skills improved with
age and experience. She
wouldn't trade the home-
made ornaments for the
finest designer set in the
She said her own mother
still hangs the ornaments
she made as a child 20 to
25 years ago. When Giles
visits her mother in Colo-
rado, as a parent herself
now, she fully understands
why her mother still
displays those ornaments
with care even though her
children are grown with
homes and children of
their own.
At another table, 11-
year-old Michelle Tharp
was putting her artistic
talents to use and her
grandmother Alice Tharp
and aurit Faith Tharp.
looked on. Her family still
tops their tree with the
cardboard-and-tin foil
star she made at home
when she was 5 years old.
This-year's ornaments will
have their special place, as
well. Their tree has been
up since before Hallow-
een, at Michelle's request.t

From Page 1A
Even if parents don't re-
member biology concepts,
the important thing is to
make sure the students are
reviewing and completing
the packet, Mitchell said.
All packets are due back
when school begins on
Jan. 5.
The end-of-course Biol-

The money will be used
for toys or other holiday-
related needs, Blum said.
"The volunteer guardians
are tasked. with advocat-
ing for the best interests
of children who, for what-
ever reason, are involved
in family court or certain
other aspects of the judi-
cial system. The Guardian
ad Litem organization is
constantly searching for
qualified volunteers to
train for that work.
For more information on
how to get involved, call

That's a tradition the
family has kept ever since
she first asked, as a very
small child, for that early
start on Christmas. Their
white tree has blue lights,
homemade ornaments
that Michelle made, and
those her mother and aunt
made in their childhood,
along with candy canes,
blue and silver com-
mercially-produced ball
Wanda Biggs, a library
employee, slipped into
the ornament'room for
a moment to watch her
grandchildren work. The,
Barnes boys, Richie, 5, Ry-
lan, 4, and Rathan, 3, were
busily crafting their orna-
ments, with an occasional
assist from their mother,
Amber Barnes, and with
encouragement from their
"Nana" Biggs.
Across the room, Laura
Clikas watched the cre-
ative efforts of her son Jac,
10, and daughter Zoe, 7.
Both of them have been
coming to the library
Ornament Day since they
were 5 and 2 years old, re-
spectively. She has plenty'
of their older ornaments
to hang this year, a task
she takes great pleasure in
as she recalls the days they
were made.
The Clikas youngsters
shared a table with Sarah
and Paige Passmore, 7 and
5 years old, respectively.
The Passmore girls were
.working close to theirdad,
Danny, the only man in
the mix that day. He was
happy to be elbow deep
,in glue and paper; it gave
him one more opportunity
to bond with his girls.

ogy 1 exam takes place in
May. This is the first year
this exam and the geom-
etry end-6f-course exam
will be administered.
These exams are a part of
the Florida's Next Genera-
tion Education Strategic
Plan, which aims to bet-
ter prepare students for
college and careers.
To learn more, visit the
Florida Department of Ed-
ucation's website at www.



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110A FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23. 2011

Dcar ,anta, Dear -anta, Dear dnt,a.

My name is Bryson Hamilton.
I am 4 years old and I go to
school at Mrs. Mary's Daycare.
I love riding motorcycles with
my Uncle Mason so if you could
bring me a new dirt bike for
Christmas, I'd be really happy, if
not I'd like lots and lots of toys
Fly safely

PS: My mommy said I've been.a
really good boyl

12rylon n amilon

Dear C-nts

This year I want.a power chain saw
to help my Daddy cut down tree
slumps, a microphone to announce
basketball like Mr, Matt at Chipola,
and more legos, puzzles, and
games so I can play with them
with my Big Nanny. Mommy
and Daddy laugh and say I am
mostly good with only a little mean
streak in me. They say I am using
good manners though. I'am often
reminded to say ma'am and sir.
Plus I am learning to say my 123s
and ABCs at K3 and I am getting
better at them each day. Please
come to see me. ,

I have been super good. I haven't done anything bad this
year. I wish I could have everything for Christmas but other
boys and girls need toys.

Vour friend,
a-lyden C-annady

Dear Canta.

My. momma says that you already know that I have been a
good girl this year. So can you bring me a new baby doll,
a dancing Elmo, and a new red-tricycle like the one my
daddy ran over this year?

Love you Santa,
Clan -lartdfild

Dear Santa,

My name is Hunter Williams. I am 5 years old. I helped
Granny picked oranges from the tree. Santa I love you. I
want a Race Cars, Power Rangers, Mario Kart Wii, and
Thomas the Train...

Hunter Williams -

,- *_ I I I *

Dear anta,

.For Christmas I would like a-pet owl for my Aunt Laura.
The one thpt'lived in her backyard flew away and she
misses him. For me, I would like a pet bear, a puppy, a
kitty and a gumball machine.
Your cookies will be on the fireplace.

My name is Charielle. I am
6 years old in kindergarten
at Golson Elementary. I have
been an extra nice little girl this
year, so you should not have
any problems finding my name
on the 'Nice' list. I would really
like to get a Barbie doll and
a Barbie Ken and Barbie dog
with a Barbie swimming pool.
I also want a laptop computer,
a Barbie Hopscotch rug for my
room, a gold fish, a cat, and
pink earmuffs. I will leave you
some cookies & milk on the
. table by the Christmas tree.

PS: if you see my Grandma
Clara, give her a kiss for me.

Laove you.
Charielle lartsfield

Dear .anta.

My name is Efren. I have tried to
be a good boy all year. But can
you check to see if I'm on the
Nice or Naughty list? If I am
on the Nice list, I want the Cars
DVD, a dinosaur, and a remote
control car. Oh and a new pair
of cowboy boots.

PS: Santa, me & my sisters
will leave you some chocolate
brownies instead of cookies
this year!

Love you Sanita.
Efren Wart.fiild

Christina Smith

Dear ranta,

I have been a very' good girl this year. I am 9 years.old and in the 4th grade at Sneads Elementary. I love my school and nly teacher Mrs. Howell, she is
the best. I hope, you bring her something very pretty for. Christmas, maybe a necklace. I have a best friend in school and her name is Tilly Conrad, will you
bring her something extra special? For'Christmas I would like a video of'me and my brother because he passed away last Christmas, a 6'foot tall bear of my
brother, and an I-Pad. This is what I would like for you to bring -my family, my mom wants 20 little orphans, my daddy wants a million dollars so he can retire,
my sister just to spend more time with me, and my brother for me to get to see him one more time before he returns back to Heaven, and Shiley, a baby that
talks and walks. I would also like anything that sparkles, has diamonds or is pink. I will leave you some milk and cookies under the tree.
PS: I will leave you some cookies & Rudolph some carrots.

Love, Tijra Elaine Ktdchey .

Dear Cant '

I have been a very good girl this year: I am
6 years old and in:the 1st grade at Sneads
Elementary. I love my new school and my
teacher Mrs. Edwards. I hope you bring
her something pretty for Christmas. For
Christmas, I would like a pink electric scooter,
an I-Pod and an I-Pad touch. I love things that
are pink and girly. My brother would like a
battery operated car that .he can drive and
bring mommy and daddy some new clothes.
I would like for you to bring my Tootie (Tiara)
some new jewelry. She loves earrings and
rings. Please bring my Nana and Pawpaw
something pretty too because they take good
care of me. I will leave you some milk and
cookies under the tree.
PS: I will leave you some cookies and
Rudolph some carrots.

Lc"e, C. "il, C.? O ill] 'e

Dear Santa

My name is Michael Eubanks! I am six years
old. I have been good this year. You're a
'good man. This is what I want for Christmas,
a real bow and arrow, guitar, MP3 player.
Then I want another Wii game. I want to
shave like my dad. I also want a paint set
and a BB gun. Thank you Santa.

I love you,
t. lich glEubanks

Dear Cantra.

My name is Nicolas Eubanks. I am six years
old. I have been good this year. You're a
good man. This is what I want for Christmas,
a real bow and arrow, guitar, MP3 player I
also want a Wii game. I also want a paint
set and a BB gun. Thank you, Santa.
I love you.

Dear Santa.

I love you. What a nice guy you are.
My name is Tiffany Eubanks. I have been
very good this year. Have you been good?
I love you, Santa and thank you for the
presents you have given me. Did you know
I have an elf in my classroom? His name is
Buddy. Where will he be tomorrow?
Do you know what I want for Christmas?
A star will be beside what I want the best
I want a MP3 player', a nail set*, an Elf
at home, a Bop-It*. It is fun to play and
so are the others. We have already put
our Christmas tree up. I hope we put more
popcorn on the tree. I hope we all have a
great Christmas, even you. I also would like
a radio of my own.

Love ','T'u lt. flriany Euban;rL

I "w. nMijcola Eubankl

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Boys Prep Soccer

Marianna shuts out Bozemon
BY SHELIA MADER The Bulldog defense kept Bozeman out of scoring
Floridan Correspondent opportunities for much of the game and with nine
minutes left, Metzler picked up his 12th goal of the
The Marianna High School Bulldogs soccer team season to ice the victory at 3-0.
picked up a 3-0 shutout over visiting Bozeman On the night, Bozeman took only 19 shots on
Tuesday night. goal with Mader recording 17 saves with two
For the district game, Coach Garyn Waller went missed shots.
with senior Michael Mader in the box, Cody "We probably didn't play up to our potential,"
Barfield and leading goal scorer John Metzler at Waller said after the game. "You could tell the kids
the forward position, had the Christmas break on their mind. But we
Midfielders were Zac Davis, Jae Elliott, Seth Gil- got a win and we'll take it. We will probably see
ley, Nic Helms, Marquelle Comer, and Lyle Phelps Bozeman again in the first round of the playoffs so
with J. T. Meadows and David White defending in it was good to beat them for a second time. They
front of the goal. have a scrappy little team and we will have to play
The two teams played to a zero-zero tie through better next time we play them if we want to move
the first water break. With 16:31 remaining in the on. The kids will get a couple of days off to just
first half, Barfield found the back of the box with get away from it a bit but we will get out and play
an assist from Comer on the left side. The half some over the holidays. .We have four games in
came to an end with the Bulldogs holding on to seven days after the break so we need to stay in
a 1-0 lead. shape over the holidays."
With 25 minutes left in the game, Comer notched Marianna returns to action on the road January M
his second goal of the season to make it a 2-0 game. 6th at North Bay Haven. e

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Marianna's Lyle Phelps takes the ball downfield against Pensacola Catholic
earlier in the season.

Girls Prep Soccer



fall short

Floridan Correspondent

The Marianna High School
Lady Bulldogs soccer team came
up short of a win on the score-
board but picked up a moral vic-
toryTuesdaynight with a2-0 loss
to Bozeman at Bulldog Field.
The defense did a stellar job of
blocking shots, stopping runs,
and keeping the ball away from
their forwards. At the half, it was
a 1-0 lead for Bozeman. Late in
the second half, Bozeman scored
their second and final goal of the
Even with the loss, Coach David
Castleberry saw improvement
with his team, "The girls did
great tonight, they hustled, never
gave up, and came close. That's
all you can ask, keep getting bet-
ter and hope that mid-January is
the time when we peak. Desiree
(DeClouet) took over in relief of
Mallory (Dean) ,in the second
half and did a great job for us,"
he continued 'Our forwards had
some shots, just couldn't quite
find the goal, but they took more
shots than in the last game. and
that's what we're looking for. If
we keep taking shots, some of
them are going to fall in the right
On the night Dean recorded
12 saves on 17 attempts with one
goal scored and three missed
shots. DeClouet had 9 saves on
11 attempts with one g6al scored
and one missed shot.'
The Lady Bulldogs will return
to the field on January 9 at home
against Franklin County. Game
time is 4 p.m.


Bulldogs rally for win

Marianna scores 18

in final quarter to

beat-Bay High

Floridan Correspondent

The Marianna High School boys basket-
ball team picked up a much-needed win
Tuesday night on the road with a 60-57 vic-
"tory over the Bay High Tornados.
Marianna led through much of the first
half, taking a 14-11 lead into the second
At the half the Bulldogs were still holding
a three-point lead, 27-24.
I IFollowing the intermission at the half,
the Bay High Tornados outscored the Bull-
.dogs 21-15 to take a 45-42 lead into the fi-
nal period of play.
Marianna rallied with 18 fourth-quarter
,., points while holding Bay to just 12 and pick
up their fourth win of the young season.
SQuay Royster led the Bulldogs with 21
points, followed by Trae' Pringley with 12
points. On the board with eight points was
Shaquarious Baker.
Coach Travis Blanton said he was glad
to get a win. "We took a step forward last
night, a small step but a step," he said. "We
lost little composure late but we managed
to get focused and do what we needed to
do to get the win. We had some guys step
up and do well for us off the bench. Ryan
Riley, Chris Bowers, Keyman Borders, and
Trey White all did a good job tonight."
Marianna will take a short break before
returning to the court.on December 29 as
they host the Florida-Georgia Shootout at
lMHS Gymnasium.
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with Colts
The Associated Press
Jim Irsay says if Peyton Manning
plays football next season, it will
be in Indianapolis.
Irsay was interviewed on NFL
Network before Thursday night's
kickoff between Houston and
Indianapolis, a game that could
be Manning's last at Lucas Oil
Irsay says Manning is progress-
ing from his neck injury, that his
throwing arm is getting stronger
and that his greatest concern is
Manning's overall health. But if
Manning can play in 2012, Irsay
says he will not try to slash costs
by getting rid of the league's four-
time MVP.
Irsay says the Colts would take
Manning's successor in April's
NFL draft if the right quarterback
is available. Ihdy is the front-run-
ner for the No. 1 overall pick.

Patriots and Dolphins still have plenty to play for

The Associated Press
New England Patriots are in the
playoffs for the ninth time in
11 years. The Miami Dolphins
missed them for the ninth time
in 10. -,
Both, though, have a lot at
stake on Saturday with the Pa-
triots going for a first-round bye
and many Dolphinis playing for
jobs next season.
And both have the same ap-
proach to moving toward those
goals. Forget about them.
"Right now, all we're worried
about is Miami," Patriots coach
Bill Belichick told reporters. "All
the rest of it is just something
for you guys to write about."
Todd Bowles, a head coach for
just one NFL game compared
with Belichick's 291, isn't fo-
cused on what a victory would
mean for his future in that
"I don't have any expectations,
really," he said. "I'm just trying
to get the guys to play hard and
play better and play fast and try
to come out with wins. I don't
control those decisions."
The Patriots (11-3) clinched
their third straight AFC East title
last Sunday with a 41-23 win at

the Denver Broncos. There are
several ways for them to secure
a bye this week, the easiest be-
ing a victory combined with a
loss or tie by the Houston Tex-
ans. They even can clinch the
top seed in the AFC and home-
field advantage throughout the
conference playoffs if they win
and Houston, Pittsburgh and
Baltimore all lose or tie.
"I don't think we think about
any of those things other than
Miami," quarterback Tom Brady
said. "We prepare hard, focus
on what we can focus on, con-
trol what we can control, go out
there and play with great effort,
good execution and we'll be in
good position."
The Dolphins (5-9) will fo-
cus on stopping Brady. They
couldn't do it in their season-
opening 38-24 loss in Miami in
which Brady threw for a fran-
chise record 517 yards. Bowles,
who led the Dolphins to a 30-23
win over the Buffalo Bills last
Sunday after replacing the fired
Tony Sparano, was the second-
ary coach then.
"It was the toughest game for
me as a coach," Bowles said.
"You don't see those kind of
numbers every day. Nothing
worked. .man (to man), zone,

Tom Brady and the Patriots need to keep winning to secure a first-round
bye, and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

pressure, prevent. He complet-
ed everything. You write it off as
a bad loss."
But he remained confident
and the secondaryhas improved
considerably since then.
"I just think it was a bad
game," he said. "You just write it
off and move on next week."
The Patriots also have a dan-

gerous offensive threat to han-
dle. Reggie Bush rushed for a
career-high 203 yards against
Buffalo last Sunday, the same
day New England allowed 167
yards rushing in the first quar-
ter alone.
In their last two games, the Pa-
triots have been burned for a to-
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Chasing greatness

Babin putting himself in an elite category with each sack

The Associated Press

The Philadelphia Eagles defensive end
has 18 sacks after getting six in the past
two games. He's three shy of tying Reggie
White's team record and five away'.from
breaking Michael Strahan's NFL record.
White, a Hall of Famer, got 21 sacks in
12 games in 1987. Babin needs one more
sack to tie Clyde Simmons for second
most in club history. White and Simmons
were part of Buddy Ryan's famed defens-
es in the late 1980s, and were among the
best players at their position for. years.
Babin knows he's got a long way to go be-
fore he catches up.
"First of all, it doesn't even compare,"
Babin said. "It wouldn't matter if I got
close or not. Those guys are on a whole
other level than myself. Have you watched
the tape? They're like men among boys.
It's awesome to watch them. There won't
be any other guys like that probably ever
again. All I want to do is do whatever I can
do to help this team win. If that's getting
sacks, then that will do it."
Babin played for the Eagles in 2009, and
had 2 1/2 sacks in 12 games. He signed
with Tennessee in free agency and had a
career-best 12 1/2 sacks while earning his
first trip to the Pro Bowl. He rejoined the
Eagles last July, signing a five-year, $28
million contract..
Despite his sack totals, Babin has been
criticized for his performance against the
fun. Some say he wouldn't get as many
sacks if the Eagles played a regular defense
as opposed to the wide-nine scheme they
often employ, which suits pass rushers.
"I don't come to the game saying this is
.what I'm going to do," he said. "I'm go-
ing to come in saying I'm going to do ex-
actly what we practiced, I'm going to go
as hard as I can and whatever happens,

Reggie Bush is tackling the role of TV
The Miami Dolphins running' back will
co-host "Live! With Kelly" on Monday,
Jan. 9. Bush will join Kelly Ripa and guests
Mark Wahlberg, Tori Spelling and Dean
"They asked me if I wanted to do it.
I felt like why not?" Bush said. "Maybe
post-career I can get into TV and hosting,
something like that. We'll see. I've always
been a fan of the Regis and Kelly show, so
I felt like this was a great opportunity to
go out and kind of step outside the box."

Sports celebrities will co-host the show
throughout that week. Also scheduled
are Carl Edwards, Boomer Esiason, Jesse
Palmer and Apolo Anton Ohno.
Bush is coming off the biggest game of
his career. He rushed for 203 yards Sun-
day to help the Dolphins beat Buffalo,
and on Thursday he was chosen AFC of-
fensive player of the week.
Bush appeared as a guest on "Live! With
Regis and Kelly'.' in February 2010 after he
helped the New Orleans Saints win the
Super Bowl.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Chris-
tian Ponder has gone through some of
the ups and downs that are expected
of a rookie quarterback, especially one
who didn't have an offseason to get
One of the biggest lessons he has to
learn, Ponder said, is navigating the highs
and lows and not letting them affect how
he approaches each game. That's what
happened last weekend in a 42-20 loss to
the New Orleans Saints.
Ponder entered that game having
thrown five interceptions in the previ-
ous two weeks. ,So he overcompensated
for that by playing too careful against the
Saints, and it cost him.
"This past game I think I became a little
too conservative and threw some balls
away and didn't try to make plays," Pon-
der said. "I think by the time we started
playing better and throwing the ball bet-
ter in the fourth quarter it was too late."
Ponder was 14 for 31 for 120 yards with
two touchdowns, with most of those
numbers coming in the fourth quarter
with the outcome already decided. He
also threw another interception, but that
was on a last-second heave into the end
"I didn't complete too many balls, didn't
have any big plays," Ponder said. "That
wasn't a good game for me personally
and for our team. ... For me personally,
that wasn't me. I can't play not to lose, I've
got to play to win."
By the middle of the third quarter, the
Vikings had zero net yards of passing
against the Saints, thanks to four sacks
by a New Orleans defensive line that had
Ponder running for his life on most pass-
ing plays. There is no question the 12th
overall draft pick has taken a step back in
his last three games, but coach Leslie Fra-
zier said there is no reason to panicd.
"With Christian, like so many young

Eagles defensive end Jason Babin (93) celebrates a sack in the second half of their game
against the New York Jets last Sunday.

quarterbacks, you don't want to base your
judgment on one or two games," Frazier
said. "Give him a chance to have an offsea-
son to get with our coaches in OTAs that
are going to help him. I think it's a little bit
too early to panic about Christian."

Texans outside linebacker Connor
Barwin handed out dark-blue shirts to
his teammates. sporting the motto that
they've adopted for their revived defense.
"Bulls oh Parade."
The Texans'(10-4) ranked second in to-
tal defense (277.9, yards per game) head-
ing into Thursday night's game against
Indianapolis (1-13). They've ranked first
much of the year, guided by first-year de-
fensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
Barwin led the team with 10/2 sacks
through' 14 games. He ordered the T-
shirts, and they arrived in the locker room
"Everybody's always making T-shirts for
everything, so I thought we'd make one
for the defense," Barwin said. "This has
kind of taken off."
Not everyone liked the idea initially.
SLinebacker Brian Cushing, Houston's
leading tackler, thought the Texans need-
edto establish more of a tradition of strong
defense before adopting a nickname.
"If you're going to be a good defense for
hopefully years to come, you don't want
to just kind of do whatever you do," Cush-
ing said. "It's something that will stick
with us for a while, so we have to really
get the name we want."
But when Barwin asked how many
shirts Cushing wanted on Tuesday, Cush-
ing asked for two.
"We had a little glitch with Cush for like

a week," Barwin said. "But he's on board
now, Everyone's liking it, it's fine."

The Bengals knew firsthand that Bran-
don Tate was a dangerous returned.
New England's third-round pick from
2009 returned a kickoff 97 yards for a
touchdown against Cincinnati last sea-
son, a moment that stuck in the Bengals'
minds. When they saw him on waivers be-
fore the start of the season, they claimed
Good move.
Tate returned a punt 56 yards to set up
the go-ahead touchdown Sunday during
a 20-13 win at St. Louis. He also set a team
record with 496 yards on punt returns for
the season.
"I didn't even know that," Tate said.
"That's confidence for me to keep do-
ing what I'm doing, hitting it and keep
He ranks third in the league in punt re-
turn yards, behind Arizona's Patrick Pe-
terson (636) and Houston's Jacoby Jones
(502). He also has 37 kickoff returns for'
886 yards.
It hasn't been all smooth. He struggled
initially, appearing indecisive when he
got the ball. Coach Marvin Lewis initially
decided to be patient with Tate, figuring
he would get better as he got more com-
fortable with his new team. Lewis then
decided to let Adam "Pacman" Jones start
returning punts in the seventh game of
the season.
Jones ran back his first punt 63 yards
and pulled a hamstring on the play, let-
ting the job revert to Tate.
"We've got two more games left, so
we've just got to keep it going," Tate said.

Succop just doesn't miss

The Associated Press

One of the very last entries
under Ryan Succop's biog-
raphy in the Kansas City
Chiefs' media guide, under
the section marked "Per-
sonal," is the pronuncia-
tion of his last name.
"Full name: Ryan ,Bar-
row Succop (pronounced
It's aname that could lend
itself to snickers, punchy
headlines or flat-out ridi-
cule, assuming he ever
missed a kick. But the truth
is that Succop is banging
the football through the
uprights with record-set-
ting dependability.
The third-year kicker has
made 21 consecutive field
goals for. the Chiefs, the
longest active streak in the
NFL. With one more Sat-
urday against Oakland, he
will tie Pete Stoyanovich
for the franchise, record
putting such company.
behind him as Hall of Fam-
er Jan Stenerud; Nick Low-
ery and Morten Anderson;
the NFL's all-time .leading
"I don't necessarily think
about all the records or
anything like that," Succop
said. "Hopefully I'll be able
to go out and make the next
one, and if we do that, we'll
kick the one after that."
Succop has been the one
constant in a season of up-
heaval in Kansas City.
The Chiefs have gone
from doormats to the top
of the AFC West, and then
all the way down to the
bottom again. They've fired
their coach, lost a handful
of stars to season-end-
ing injuries, and now find
themselves in a position
to possibly squeak into
the playoffs as the division
I That certainly wouldn't

Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop (6) boots a field goal during the
first half of a game against the Packers at Arrowhead Stadium
in Kansas City.

have been possible if not
for their kicker.
Given the nickname "Mr.
Irrelevant" after he was the
256th and final selection in
the 2009 draft -- all things
considered, not the worst
nickname he could have -
Succop knocked through
all four of his attempts
last Sunday against Green
Bay. Kansas City wound up
beating the previously un-
beaten Packers 19-14, and
Succop was voted the AFC
special teams player of the
week.Succop has bailed
out- Kansas City at other
times this season.
After starting off 2 for 5,
he hit all five tries in a 22-
17 win over Minnesota in
Week 4. One of them was a
career-best 54-yarder, and
the total matched Stenerud
and Lowery for the single-
game franchise record.
Succop also hit from 30
yards in overtime to beat

Sari Diego on Halloween
- The former South Caro-
lina star said he got off to
a rough start this season
because he was rushing
himself, and in a position
so fickle an inch here, an
inch there, and a kick could
sail wide of the uprights
- anything that affects the
timing can have disastrous
"I do know one thing,
mechanically I've slowed
down a little bit," Succop
said. "It's not a'big differ-
ence, it's a small differ-
ence, but it makes a big
Succop doesn't have the
strongest leg in the league,
and it's unlikely he'll ever
boot a 63-yarder like the
Raiders' Sebastian Jan-
ikowski did earlier this year.
But he is making a push for
the claim that he's the most

Packers home field hopes

The Associated Press

that it's gone, Green Bay
Packers players admit
they are disappointed they
aren't in position to pull off
a perfect season. And they
don't seem to put much
stock in the theory that a
well-timed loss can help
a good team focus going
into the playoffs.
Still, there's home-field
advantage at stake and,
ultimately, a Super Bowl
left to shoot for giving
the Packers plenty .to play
for going into their game
Sunday night against
NFC North rival Chicago
at Lambeau Field.
"Yeah, it's disappoint-
ing, but at the same time,
it's not end-all, be-all,"
safety Charlie Peprah
said. "We're still 13-1, still
control our own destiny as
far as getting home field.
That's what, really, we're
focused on. Feeling sorry
for ourselves, we let that
go already. Everybody's
back and focused."
"They're back at it," Mc-
Carthy said. "It's business
as usual but a little more,
I don't want to say quiet,
(but) focused."
More focused? Perhaps,
but Aaron Rodgers isn't
convinced the loss Sun-
day at Kansas City will
somehow be helpful.
"A loss is not a good
loss," Rodgers said. "I
don't know what that
means. To the outside
world, people will proba-
bly think it takes pressure
off of us and we don't have
to talk about 'undefeated'
and that stuff. But I like
the challenge of people
talking about us and pull-
ing for us to get beat and
thinking we're not going
to be able to accomplish
something. That's kind

of what made us great the
last two years."
And Rodgers didn't want
to hear anything about
how the Chiefs' formula
for winning controlling
the clock on offense while
pressing receivers and
pressuring Rodgers on
defense provided some
sort of undiscovered blue-
print that might help other
teams beat the Packers."I
think it's baloney," Rod-
gers said. "They have a
blueprint for winning any
game. If you control the
football, you don't turn the

ball over and you can shut
the other team down on
third down and hold them
to 14 points, you should
win the game.
"Other teams have
played similar styles of
coverages and ideas of
rushing four and dropping
seven or rushing three and
dropping or playing man
with two high safeties and
we beat those teams. We
just didn't execute well,
they did. They controlled
the football, and they
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NBA schedule offers

plenty of imbalance

The Associated Press

Carmelo Anthony's return to Denver is
delayed for another year. LeBron James
and Dwyane Wade won't be visiting Sac-
ramento anytime soon. Fans in Chicago
will only be seeing Kobe Bryant on tele-
vision this season,
The NBA sought competitive balance.
What it got was schedule imbalance.
One of the many consequences of the
lockout, besides hundreds of lost games
and hundreds of millions of lost dollars,
was the tradition that every team plays
in every NBA city at least once per sea-
son. That's not the case this year.
.While teams will visit every other team
in their own conference, they will only
make trips to play nine clubs from the
other side of the league instead of the
usual 15.
It's one of many quirks of a 66-game
schedule that, in a variety of ways, is not
like any other in NBA history.
"In some cases, the team business-
type might complain that they didn't get
(to host) the Heat or the Lakers," NBA
Commissioner David Stern said. "While
in the background, the coach is doing
cartwheels. So it's kind of an interesting
There's no shortage of those.
Reigning scoring king Kevin Durant,
dropped 66 points in New York earlier
this year alas, at Rucker Park, the fa-
bled outdoor court and not Madison
Square Garden. He and Oklahoma City
won't be going to play the Knicks this
The NBA champion Dallas Mavericks
won't be going to Charlotte, nor will
Durant's Thunder, Bryant's Lakers or
the Spurs, and that will keep ticket dol-
lars from finding Bobcats owner Michael
Jordan's pockets.
Teams won't be playing the same num-
ber of divisional games, so get ready for
complaining should tiebreakers come
into playwhen determiningplayoff seed-
ing. And many small market teams will
be miss out on some guaranteed sellouts
against some elite clubs that might hurt
in the standings but help with the bot-
tom line.
"That's what happens when you have a
lockout," Durant said.
When Magic coach Stan Van Gundy
heard the league was putting together
a 66-game slate instead of the usual 82-
game run, he figured the breakdown was
simple: Play every team in your division
four times, then face every other team
home and away.
That seemed easy enough.
Instead, it's complicated.
"I'm not being critical of it," Van Gundy
said. "They've got a short period of time

to play 66 games and there were a lot of
factors they had to consider and I'm sure
that they did it the best way that they
True, but there is some zaniness.
Atlanta takes a trip that has the Hawks
going north, then south, then north,
then west, then east, then west and then
home again, all in the span of nine days.
Cleveland has a nine-game February
homestand. .San Antonio goes nearly
four weeks without a home game. The
Kings close the first half of their sched-
ule with 20 of 28 away from Sacramento,
daunting for a team desperate to keep
fans engaged while trying to get a new
arena. Denver plays nine in a row at
home in one stretch, then immediately
hits the road for seven straight.
But there's no Anthony homecoming
in Denver.
"Did it bother me? Not really," said
Anthony, now with the Knicks. "I mean,
I would love to go back and play there.
The reaction I would get, who knows? I
might get some boos, I might get some
claps, but it'd have been fun."
Minnesota coach Rick Adelman was
thrilled to see his club opens with six of
seven at home. And then he looked who
those early opponents are the first
four clubs to visit the Timberwolves are
Oklahoma City, Miami, Dallas and San
"It's a challenge for us," Adelman said.
"If we come out and we're ready to go,
and we can knock some of these people
off, it's just going to be better for us."'
. The Wolves don't host Atlanta, Milwau-
kee, New Jersey, Orlando, Toronto and
Washington, teams that perhaps don't
inspire the casual fan to run down on
game night to check them out, but could
be winnable games. They also don't
travel to Boston, Chicago, Miami or New
York. From a competitive standpoint, not
having to play those teams on the road is
great for the Wolves. But from a player
experience standpoint, the Wolves don't
sound thrilled.
"I think we don't go to Miami and Chi-
cago. ... That's a little sad," eagerly antici-
pated guard Ricky Rubio said.
With this kind of schedule, youth might
be served. Washington is expected to
open the year with 10 players on the team
age 25 or younger. So on those back-to-
back-to-back nights, the Wizards might
have a touch more spring in their collec-
tive step than some other clubs.
"It reminds me of an AAU season -
playing five games in one day," Wizards
guard John Wall said. "It can be tough at
times, but I think it can help us."
In past years, playing four games in five
nights would be considered the worst of
the schedule grind.

The Lakers Luke Walton (left) examines Kobe Bryant's injured right wrist during a preseason
game in Los Angeles.

Kobe day-to-day with

torn wrist ligaments

The Associated Press

Bryant did not play in the
Los Angeles Lakers' pre-
season finale against the
Clippers on Wednesday
night because of a torn
ligament in his right wrist,
and his status for the sea-
son opener on Christmas
Day is up in the air.
A MRI revealed. the ex-
tent of the injury, which
occurred early in the in the
third quarter of the Lakers'
114-95 loss to the Clippers
on Monday night. Bry-
ant was examined by Dr.
Steven Shin of the Kerlan-
Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.
Depending on the degree
of the tear, he could be
sidelined as long as three
to four weeks.
"He's day-to-day. As
soon as I figure it out, I
will let you guys know,"
said coach Mike Brown,
who took over this sea-
son after the retirement
of Phil Jackson. "The
doctor has to clear him.
Guys will go through the

year and get hurt, obvi-
ously. Sometimes they'll
get hurt and can't play,
sometimes they'll get hurt
and still can play. It just
depends on the situation.
Come Sunday, we'll see
how it is. There's a chance,
though, that he could play
Bryant, who shoots
right-handed, was sent
crashing to the floor by
Clippers center DeAndre
Jordan on a blocked la-
yup and came up hold-
ing the wrist. He stayed
in the game for another 3
minutes, then went to the
bench for a good stretch
and was allowed to return
tp the floor during the
fourth quarter.
"I knew he landed on his
wrist, but I was not aware
that he was in significant
pain," Brown said. "He
did not tell me he was in
pain, nor did our trainer
(Gary Vitti) tell me he was
in pain."
Bryant practiced Tues-
day, but did not participate
in Wednesday morning's

shootaround. He did not
talk to the media before
*the game and camped out
in the trainer's room.
After Monday's game,
when asked about .the
wrist, Bryant said it wasn't
a problem. Brown's un-
derstanding was that his
best player did not need
surgery. Last season, Bry-
ant played in all 82 games
for the fourth time in his
career. And with this sea-
son reduced to 66 games
because of the 149-day
lockout, every game with-
out him is a bigger deal.
But the NBA's sixth all-
time leading scorer con-
tinually has demonstrated
his ability to play through
pain at a high level.
"He came up to me in
practice yesterday and
said: 'My wrist is a little
sore, but I'm good to go,'"
Brown said. "And when it
got to competitive stuff,
where it was 5-on-5, he
scored runners over de-
fenders with his left hand.
So he was playing a game
within himself, I guess."


Miyazato's money title in Europe needs asterisk

The Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. If ever an award in golf needed an
asterisk, it would be for Ai Miyazato winning the Ladies
European Tour money list.
She played in only two tournaments both part of
the LPGA Tour schedule winning the Evian Masters
and missing the cut at the Women's British Open. Be-
cause the Evian Masters purse dwarfs everything else on
the LET, the Japanese star earned $487,500, which easily
beat out Melissa Reid and Carolina Hedwall.
Reid won twice in 19 starts on the European tour, while
Hedwall won four times in her 20 tournaments.
".To be honest I have mixed feelings because I'm re-
ceiving the award from just winning one event on the
LET," Miyazato said. "But I've never won the money title
on any tour, so I'm really happy."
The LET does not require a minimum number of tour-
naments to be a member, and that's where it gets really
Yani Tseng chose not to become an LET member this
year, or she would have easily won the mbney title.
Tseng, the No. 1 player in women's golf, won four of the'
five tournaments she played on the European schedule.
Tseng won the Women's Australian Open and the Aus-
tralian Masters to start the year. She captured her sec-
ond straight Women's British Open at Carnoustie, and
then won a fourth LET event at the Suzhou Taihu La-
dies Open in China. Had she been an LET member, she
would have won the money title by about $160,000.
Tseng won the LPGA Tour money list with $2.9 million,
more than the next two players behind her.
Ernie Huang, her agent in California, said Tseng was
automatically eligible to become an LET member when
she won the Women's British Open last year.
"She elected not to be a member," he said. "Somehow,
she feels she doesn't want to be a member there. Maybe
down the road she will."
Luke Donald became the first male to win the money
title on the European and American fours in the same
season, though both tours require a minimum num-
ber of starts 15 for the PGA Tour, 13 for the European
If not for the minimum requirement in Europe, Tiger
Woods would have won its money list five times.
That the LET does not require a minimum for its mem-
bers makes the money title somewhat of a farce. Making
it worse is that the Evian Masters purse, along with the
Women's British Open purse, is significantly higher than
everything else.
The money Hedwall earned for her four victories
would not even be the equivalent of third-place money

from the Evian Masters.
"It's a shame it works like that because you should
have to play a certain amount of events to be on this,"
Laura Davies said before the season-ending Dubai La-
dies Championship. "I know Ai has only 'played two
events, and she is going to win the money list. But it's a
bit ridiculous. If one of the regular European tour play-
ers wins it and plays 20 events, 15 events, then it has
more behind it.
"But it's just a shame that one tournament can domi-
nate the money list like that."
The LPGATour does not count the U.S. Women's Open
- its biggest event toward the money list for non-
members because the prize money is so skewed. That's
why Stacy Lewis did not automatically earn her card
when she tied for third at the 2008 U.S. Women's Open.
There is no greater disparity in prize money than on
the LET.
The schedule released Tuesday has 15 regular LET
events with combined prize money of just over $6 mil-
lion. Three other tournaments that are co-sanctioned
by the LPGA Tour the Women's Australian Open, the
Evian Masters and the Women's British Open have a
combined purse of nearly $7 million.,
Luke Donald made it a hat trick of awards Tuesday
when he won the Golf Writers Trophy from the British-
based Association of Golf Writers. Donald previously
was named European Tour golfer of the year and PGA
Tour player of the year.




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leading money winner on the Ladies European Tour after
competing in only two events.

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USC quarterback Matt Barkley
celebrates a 31-17 victory over
Notre Dame, in South Bend.



for senior

season at

ern California quarterback
SMatt Barkley has decided
to return for his senior sea-
son and put off the NFL for
another year.
With USC coach Lane
Kiffin and his family in
attendance, Barkley an-
nounced Thursday that
while he feels prepared for
Sthe NFL, he has unfinished
business with the Trojans.
SHis announcement set off
cheers from the roughly
200 people who attended
his news conference at
USC's Heritage Hall.
"I am staying so I can fin-
ish what I started," Barkley
Barkley is coming off
a spectacular season in
'which he led the Trojans to
a 10-2 finish and the No. 5
ranking in the country. Be-
cause of NCAA sanctions,
USC was not allowed to
play in the postseason.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound
quarterback has been pro-
jected as a first-round pick
in the NFL draft, in the top
10 overall on some boards.
Barkley was the latest in
a heralded lineup of USC
quarterbacks that's includ-
ed Carson Palmer, Matt
Leinart and Mark Sanchez.
Barkley had an uneven
first season with the Tro-

jans, making some ques-
tionable decisions that led
to 14 interceptions. Still, he
threw for over 2,700 yards
and 15 touchdowns to be-
come the only freshman
semifinalist for the Davey
O'Brien Award as the na-
tion's best quarterback.
Barkley developed into
a ,mature leader by his
sophomore season, again
throwing for over 2,700
yards, with 26 TDs, a com-
pletion'rate of 62 percent
and 12 interceptions. He
also handled questions
about USC's sanctions,
with poise, never shying
away from talking about
the program's difficulties.
As a junior, he developed
into one of the country's
best quarterbacks, throw-
ing for 3,528 yards and 39
touchdowns with only sev-
en interceptions on a team
that one of the best in the
country the last half of the
season. The Trojans won
seven of their final eight
games to climb the polls,
though had to endure
second straight bowl-less
season thanks to sanctions
that end next season.
USC left tackle Matt Kalil
declared for the NFL draft
last week, but on Wednes-
day safety T.J. McDonald
said he was returning for
his senior year.
Now with Barkley, the
Trojans are loaded and
likely one of the front-run-
ners to win next year's na-
tional title.
Barkley also will enter
next season as the leading
contender for the Heisman
Trophy much the way
Stanford's Andrew Luck
did when he made a simi-
lar decision after the 2010
season and can firm up
his place as one of the best
quarterbacks in the history
of a program filled with
_Jgreat ones.

Syracuse Scandal

Fine accuser felt he 'owed' coach

The Associated Press

by Davis was a basket-
ball-crazy teen who was
handed a virtual all-ac-
cess pass to the world of
big-time college hoops by
Syracuse assistant coach
Bernie Fine. As a ball boy
for Hall of Famer Jim Boe-
heim's squad during the
1980s, Davis heard half-
time locker room tirades
from the legendary coach,
took shots at practice, sat
courtside, hit the road and
ate nice dinners.
Davis, now 39 and the
prime accuser in the
sexual abuse scandal at
Syracuse University, says
the indebtedness he felt
toward Fine made it hard
to break from the man
he claims molested him
throughout his teens and
into his late 20s.
"I wanted to be around,
basketball so bad," Davis
said in an interview with
The Associated Press.
"As I got older, I under-
stood more that Bernie
had this power. You al-
most feel it's like a cult in a
sense. You don't know how
to get away," he said. 'And
as more and more time
went on, you feel indebted
to him. You feel like you
owe him. He'd always re-
mind me of all the good
things he-did for me: 'I'm
the first one who got you a
steak dinner.... I took you
to these restaurants. I took
you to these hotels.'"
Davis and his stepbroth-
er Mike Lang claim they
were repeatedly forcibly
touched in the 1980s by
Fine, who has since been
fired.. Davis and Lang last
week filed a defamation
lawsuit against the uni-
versity and Boeheim, who
initially called Davis a liar
and opportunist looking

to cash in on the public-
ity surrounding the Penn
State sex abuse scandal.
Fine has denied the al-
legations. He has not spo-
ken publicly in the month
since the allegations were
raised, and his lawyers
declined to comment
During an interview
Wednesday night with the
AP, Davis said the abuse
would sometimes occur in
Fine's campus office with
secretaries just beyond
the closed door, in Fine's
home, at Syracuse Uni-
versity basketball camp
and at a fraternity house.
After he became a ball boy
around age 11, Davis said,
he went everywhere with
Fine. He fetched cookies
for news conferences and
shadowed the team.
"I was in there during
halftime speeches when
Boeheim was kicking over
chalkboards and scream-
ing and swearing," Davis
said. "I was part of ev-
erything for a long time.
He's (Boeheim) seen me
Davis' claim that he was
always hanging around is
crucial to his defamation
lawsuit, which contends
Boeheim "knew or should
have known" about the
'alleged. conduct of his
Davis said Boeheim saw
him lounging on Fine's
hotel room bed in New
Orleans in shorts and a T-
shirt during the 1987 Final
Four. He said Fine had got-
ten up to answer the door
and was exchanging some
paperwork when Boeheim
spied him.
"I just remember him ...
kind of itching his head
and looking, glancing at
me, and I just felt like an
uneasiness, an uncom-
fortableness," Davis said.

former Syracuse ball boy Bobby Davis posing before an
interview in Syracuse, N.Y. Davis was a basketball-crazy teen
who was handed a virtual all-access pass to the world of big-
time college hoops by Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine.

Boeheim has denied go-
ing to Fine's room or see-
ing Davis there.
Davis and Lang went
public with their allega-
tions on ESPN last month.
District Attorney William
Fitzpatrick said earlier
this month that Davis was
credible, but he couldn't
investigate under state law
because the statute of lim-
itations had expired. Two
other men, Zach Toma-
selli of Lewiston, Maine,
and FloydVanHooser, who
is in prison on a burglary
conviction, have also ac-
cused Fine, though Fitz-
patrick has said that there
is evidence that under-
cuts Tomaselli's claim and
that a "fourth accuser" he
did not identify lacked
Federal prosecutors are
.Boeheim, in his 36th
year coaching Syracuse,
vehemently supported his
longtime assistant when
the accusations broke and
said Davis was lying. "The
Penn State thing came
out, and the kid behind
this is. trying to get mon-
ey," he told the Syracuse
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victims' rights advocates,
Boeheim later apologized
and said he spoke out of
loyalty and was basing his
comments on a 2005 uni-
versity investigation that
failed to corroborate Da-
vis' claims.
Davis met Fine in the
early 1980s at a park that
was a basketball hangout
for neighborhood kids in
a working-class section of
the city.
"I was up at Sunnycrest
playing and Bernie was
up there playing, and he
got me on his team," Davis
said. "They never would
let me play because I was
young. And he goes, 'Oh,
you can play with me.' ...
And Bernie was a big guy
and they respected him up
there. I remember he was
actually pretty good." .
Afterward, Fine invited
him over for a barbecue
dinner with others.
Davis said Fine began
abusing him around the
time he became a ball boy
in 1983. Fine turned into
a father figure, and as Da-
vis spent more time at the
older man's house actu-
ally living there sometimes
- the abuse escalated
from touching outside

the pants to inside, ac-
cording to Davis. Some of
the abuse would occur in
Davis' bed in Fine's base-
ment while Fine's wife,
Laurie, was home, Davis
said. During the sum-
mer or holiday breaks at
Syracuse, Fine and Davis
would stop at the house of
the fraternity he advised,
Davis claimed.
"He would always say,
'Bobby, come in here.
Come in this room. I'm up
here.' And I'd be like, 'OK,'
and I knew what was going
to happen. He was going
to try to do something,"
Davis said.
Fine's house has been
widely described as a place
where team members,
program staffers and kids
were constantly coming
and going. People came
by for dinner or to lounge
on the big couch to watch
TV. The refrigerator was
stocked with Gatorade,
and his attic was packed
with sneakers, basketball
shorts and other gear that
kids would often try to
raid, Davis said.
Davis said he never saw
another boy being abused
but claimed he saw Fine
rubbing the legs of other
Fine would promise to
give Davis the same type
of orange sneakers worn
by the team if he kept his
grades up a promise he
delivered on every year
Davis was a ball boy.
"That's the only things
that I've ever put two and
two together that I saw
him do similar things like
that, that he did to me, to
other kids," Davis said.
Davis said the sexual
contact continued un-
til his late 20s. He said it
was eating him up and he
eventually got tired of be-
ing controlled by Fine.

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Dear Annie: My friend "Candi" regularly
drinks and drives. She often drinks at a
friend's house and then drives herself
home. There are even times when she
takes her teenage daughter in the car
after she's been drinking.
I've confronted Candi only to be told
that she doesn't have a drinking problem
and I should be quiet. But, I can't tell you
how many times her children and I have
found her passed out in the yard, on the
floor, at the dinner table or behind the
wheel of her car while it's in the driveway.
Candi is endangering her life and the
lives of everyone around her. I can no
longer idly sit back and let this continue.
Is there anything I can do to convince her
she needs help?

Dear Looking: Candi sounds like a
tragedy waiting to happen. We don't
know whether she will ever admit that
she needs help, and you can't force-her.
So, if you know when she is driving
drunk, call the police. If she is drinking


At the bridge table, you must trust the dots
from the past the calls and plays to decide
on your future the next call or play. In this
deal, you are West. What are the key dots and
how should they influence your defense?
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five: six, nine and king. South plays a low dia-
mond to dummy's king and returns a diamond
to his queen. What should you do next? Note
North's raise. With a good long minor, no single-
ton or void, and insufficient power for a slam,
bid three no-trump or get into your minor.
Which dot must you trust here? East's spade
nine at trick one. That was his highest spade, so
South falsecarded by winning with his king in-
stead of with his jack. You should see that if you
lead the spade queen, South will take at least
three spades, five diamonds and one club.
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the low card telling your partner that you have
honors in this suit and are trying to win tricks in
it. East should win with his ace and return the
heart six (the higher of two remaining cards),
giving your side one diamond and four hearts.
Note that if you had shifted to a heart to try
to get East on lead for a spade return through
declarer, you would have led a high heart, not
your lowest.

in your presence, take away her car keys.
Caution Candi's daughter not to get into
the car with her mother when she's been
drinking. Also contact Al-Anon (al-anon. and suggest to Candi's
daughter that she do the same.

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"Frank," who cheated on his wife and lost
his family and his once-charmed life. ,
I, too, made a huge mistake by cheat-
ing. I was so ignorant and selfish that I
didn't realize how badly I would be scar-
ring individuals I loved. My husband and
I divorced. My children heard about my
infidelities from everyone in town. I was
shunned by people who once respected
me. My children's spouses are now privy
to my mistakes and will never be able
to bond with me as they might have. If
I could go back and live my first mar-
riage as a faithful wife, I would. I should
have counted my blessings, instead of
nit-picking his flaws and using that as an
excuse for my bad behavior.


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19) Nothing worthwhile
will be achieved if your
plans are overly convolut-
ed and complex.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) 'If you poke. your
snoot into situations or
places where it doesn't
belong, you're likely to
get drawn into something
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) Important decisions
shouldn't be rushed, espe-
cially without first consult-
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body who will be affected.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
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have enough to do, so don't
ask anything of them that
you can take care of.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
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ting on your credit card.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
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bit touchy, so avoid dis-
cussing volatile issues with
anybody, especially your
mate. If a distasteful sub-
ject is introduced, it could
spoil your day.
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pose one's ideas on others,
but it could prove to be es-
pecially disastrous during
the holidays. People mere-
ly want to relax and enjoy
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
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totally wasteful regarding
things that bring you in-
stant gratification.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
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one is making heavy de-
mands on your time, and
you may have to alter your
plans somewhat to accom-
modate them.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
- If you are a tad too sen-
sitive for your own good,
it might cause you to put
up a wall instead of build-
ing bridges to meet friends
and family halfway, like
you should.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) Unless you try to live
within your means, you
will end up with a severe
case of spender's remorse.
Dec. 21) The best way
to get people to help you
achieve your personal ob-
jectives is to keep your as-
sertiveness in check.



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Must meet income requirements.
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1BR Duplex, 3145 A Redbud Lane, Blue Springs,
ceramic tile, DW, stove, frig, $500/mo 1 year
lease, small pets ok with $525 dep 850-693-0570
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2BR 1BA Duplex, 3153 B Redbud Lane, Blue
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frig, W/D hkup $590/mo 1 year lease, small
pets ok with $600 dep 850-693-0570 Iv msg.

2BR/1BA Concrete block Rental in Marianna,
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credit/bkgrnd ck. Additional houses and

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Large 3BR 2BA Brick Home w/fish in pond &
deer in back yard $850/mo. also, 3BR 2BA Brick
Home. $650. Both in Alford lease, dep. & ref.
req. on both. 850-579-4317/866-1965

2 & 3 bedroom mobile Homes in Cottondale.
$500 and up. H20, garbage, sewer included.
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2 & 3BR 2BA Mobile Homes in Cottondale no
pets, Central Heat & Air $400-$450 850-258-
1594 leave message
2&3BRMH's in
Marianna & Sneads (850)209-8595.
3BR 2BA MH in Marianna. $500/mo. Small pets
ok with deposit. 850-573-6307/482-5449
Lg 3/2 $625 Quiet, well maintained Park,
Water/sewer/ garb/lawn included. 2/1 Duplex,
Diana Ln. Near Citizens Lodge $495 -
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Townhouse for Sale, Downtown Eufaula 2BD,
2.5BA, Well Taken Care of, Updated, Newer
Appl, W/D. Hookup, Private Deck/Yard, Conven-
jent Shopping $ Dining, $115,000, 256-437-3768

4BR 2BA Home w/16 acres of land 10 acres of
which are. farm land. Home has 2 living areas.
$150,000 or make offer. 850-569-2643


'04 Kawasaki KVF 700 Camo, 4-Wheeler,
garaged kept. Only 25 hrs. used. like new,
$4800. 334-648-3217 4M
Honda Foreman ES 4x4 Atv's. Two 2003 models.
Both have less than 125 hours. Both recently
serviced. Both excellent condition. $2,500 each
firm. Call 334-774-3737 between 8 am and 8 pm




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Chevy Silverado Dually, low mileage. $14,000
for both. 334-793-1721

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'1 '95% Restored!
350-4 Iolt main engine,
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bearings, interior, CD play-
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'07 Hyundai Accent 2DR, 4 cyl. white, auto-
matic, Pwr. steering/brakes. AC, am/fm/cd,
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BMW '07 3281, 65K mi. Silver, 4-door,
FULLY LOADED! $17,500 334-726-9500
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2180 MontgOdmery Hwy.

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Chevy '11 Aveo
$200 down, $249 per month.
Call: Ron Ellis at 334-714-0028.
Ford '07 Escape, Fully Loaded, Power Locks,
Powdr windows, Moon Roof, Well Kept,
100k mi. Good Condition, $9,000 OBO
717-824-6053 (DOTHAN)

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SO Down/ 1st Payment, Tax, Tag & Title
Repos, Slow Credit, Past Bankruptcy OK!
Push, Pull or Drag, Will Trade anything!
Warranty On Every Vehicle Sold!
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Honda '07 Civic: 2 door, only 6000 miles, wifes
car, like new, metallic gray, moon roof, never
wrecked or painted, 16" alloy rims, garaged
kept. $16,490. no TAX. Call 334-699-5688
I ta Honda: '10 Accord EX-L
-' Coupe VTEC 4 cyl, 5 spd
auto, overdrive, 1 owner,
"= 0 non-smoker, all power,
cruise, telescoping tilt,
leather seats, sunroof,, alloy wheels, blue tooth,
premium sound, navigation system, factory
warranty. $20,995. 850-592-3304; 850-209-4070.
Honda '95 Accord: Great work car or 1st car.
Low miles, new tires, air. Just in time for
Christmas. $2,700 OBO. 334-379-0140

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Call (850) 579-4428 Donnie Shores, Sr.

1891 Argentine Mouser ,7.65x53, good cond., 4
bx shells inc. $250. 850-592-1288/ 693-0761
All-In-One Printer, Cannon MX340, needs ink,
$20 850-592-1288/ 850-693-0761
ATV Reese Sleeve, use for pulling wagon,etc.
Good cond. $10. 850-592-1288/ 850-693-0761
Baseball Cards (over 5000) & memorabilia,
$495 850-592-2881
Blue Fox Fur Coat (White) Originally $1400, in
Excellent Condition. Asking $500. 334-693-2204.
Buck Knives (2) model 112, 1w/sheath, both
from 1970's $35 each call 850-579-4650
Concrete table. 40" Round w/concrete base $75
850-693-9961 Marianna
Digital Television Converter ,Magnavox NEW,
$25 850-209-0702
Dresser, 9 Drawer French Provincial white
trimmed in gold $35 482-2282
Edger, Craftsman 12 amp Electric $60; VCR
movies 50Cents, DVDs $1.50 334-793-9574
Entertainment Center, 10 ft solid Oak
Fish Aquarium, 10 gallon with stand $25 850-
Giautar Electric Bass Gibson Epiphone EBO
$350. GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!! 850-482-6022J
Go Cart. Racing Style up to 40 mph. Only $500
Its Got to GO! 850-482-2636 Marianna
Gold's Gym Elliptical Stride Trainer 380
$300 New, Will take $225 334-792-1489

Golf Clubs: King Snake, Complete Set $100.
Soauldina Starter Set $25. Call 850-526-2055

Guitar Electric Bass .Gibson Epiphone EBO
$350. GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!! 850-482-6022

Gun: Phoenix 25 auto handgun, some shells inc
good cond. $100. 850-592-1288/ 850-693-0761
Large Dog House, Any Color, Shingle Roof,
L Will Deliver. $120, 334-794-5780 Dothan
Living room suite, 4 pieces off white set $250.
Good Condition. 334-208-2341.

Love Seat Brownish Gold with Matching Couch
$100 for both. Call 334-445-0982
Luggage, leopard print, 2 pieces, new condi-
tion, $40 850-526-3426
Pack-n-Play by Playschool, bright blue, light
weight, $25 850-526-3426

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Wind Mitigation Inspections
Performed by JAMES GRANT
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Nissan '06 350Z-
Low Miles, Touring
Package $14,599.
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Call 334-714-0755.


Paper shredder, electric, works good. Pics
upon request. $5. 850-592-1288/ 850-693-0761
PartyLite Aroma Warme r, exc. cond, wrought
iron, $10. 850-592-1288/ 850-693-0761
Piano: LaGonda, oak, upright, must pick-up,
$50. Call 850-526-2854'
Pistol: Smith and Wesson 40 Cal auto in box
with 2 clips in excellent condition. $350. firm.
Call or text 850-630-0488
Porch/Lawn Swing With Chains,
L Will Deliver. $85 334-794-5780
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al to choose from $14/ea 850-209-0702
Printer, Lexmark Z611,, needs ink, $5 850-592-

Show her she's beautifuL Mirror, full length
y rrehc wood easle style $50 O 0

TailGate Cap Tail Gate Protector TG Guard fits
99-06 Silverado. $40. 850-272-1842

Toddler Car Seat by Cosco, Gray $20 850-526-
Total Gym XLS with accessories 6 mo. old nev-
er used $400. 850-693-1698
Tree stand, portable, camo pads inc., barely
used. $50. 850-592-1288/ 850-693-0761
TV: 48" JVC projection, great condition $200.
Dothan. Call 334-671-3044.
TV Stand. Glass with 3 Tiers. Half price of New.
Only $50. 850-693-9961 Marianna
Twin Bed $40
Full Bed $40' 850-592-2881
Vintage White Buffet & China Cabinet ,
$300/set 850-209-4500
Waffle maker, does 2 at a time, exc.cond, $5
850-592-1288/ 850-693-0761

I Washer & Dryer Whirlpool white $100. each.

Washer & Dryer .Whirlpool white $100. each.
Washers (2), Dryer (1), $50 each 850-592-2881

Wedding Dress: Designer, size 8 tag still in-
dis e -sequins long sleeves $89 8 9

Western Books on Cassette $2 ea. Western
Books on'CDs $5 each 334-793-9574

White Wicker Chairs (2). $30 each or both for
$50. 850-693-9961 Marianna

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Well & Pump Company
4513 Lafayette St Mariaona, FL
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Dixie RV SuperStores
FL's Newest RV Dealer
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21 Acres / 30 Brands New and Pre-Owned
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RV Collision Center

S"-- .- Lincoln '08 Towncar
S_ Signature Limited:
_I S I'..r* -,r. irsay leather
it- 2i riLtnori garage kept,
only 18k miles, fully loaded, power everything.
Must See this car!! $24,500. Call 334-792-7050
Mazda'10 3
$200 down, $249 per month.
Call: Ron Ellis at 334-714-0028.
Mercury '97 Cougar XR7: 30th Annivrsary.
One clean car! 93k miles, new motor @ 47k
due to intake recall, 4 wheel independent
suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes, 1 owner,
garage kept, wife driven. $4,500. Call 334-693-
3330 or 334-685-7706 and ask for Donny or Dee.
Nissan '05 Maxima: Great deal! Clean,
one owner car that has 49,000 miles on the
engine. Engine has 2 year warranty. Asking
$11,500 but will negotiate. Call 334-692-4120.
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-. -,-.., Oldsmobile '71 Cutlass
-- Supreme Convertible.
', a Red ,..ith white top and
upholstery. PS. PB. AC,
8 track., electric windows,
350V8, bucket seats, rallye wheels. Automatic
transmission. Runs well. Need garage space.
$10,500. Call 334-792-1171 or 334-792-3058.

Pontiac '98 Trans Am, Excellent Condition,
Low Miles, T-Tops, Everything Works,
$7,000 334-687-9788 or 334-695-6368

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Volvo '05 S40:
Cherry Red with black
interior, awesome
sound system, power
windows & locks,
perfect starter car, great gas mileage,
91k miles, $10,000. Call 334-726-3136

Harley Davidson '07
Softail custom with ex-
tras, 1,700 miles, $14,000.
Call Dean 334-406-0043.

Harley Davidson '09 Motorcycles (2), 883 L, low
miles, 1 black, 1 red $5000 each 850-419-9194
NEW '11 Yamaha TR125 blue & white dirt bike,
electric start $2850. 913-660-2954 Dothan

Chevrolet '11 Tahoe LT, .LOADED, White, All
Leather, Captain's Chairs, DVD System, 3k
Miles. $39,500 Excellent Condition, LIKE NEW
Chevrolet '96 Blazer SUV
Automatic, V-6. Loaded,
LIKE NEW! 49,000 miles,
$4.995. Call: 334-790-7959.

.. Jeep '02 Wrangler Sport,
A/C, power locks, tilt
S.... cruise, air, AM/FM, Hard
Top, Soft Top. $4,300.
Call 213-985-2930 *

Jeep '03 Wrangler Sport 4x4, white, big tires,
tow pkg, 46k miles, $13,000 850-419-9194
Lincoln '06 Navigator,
S Fully Loaded with Sun
Roof. THX Sound with
DVD & 6-Disk Player.
Excellent Condition.
New Tires. $19,500 Firm Will consider trade
SUV. Toyota '08 Rav-4 3rd seat, drop down
dvd, 45K mi. 1-owner, excellent condition, new
tires, $18,000. 334-899-5703

'61 Massey Ferguson 50 Tractor
with front end loader $3800.
334-677-7748 or 334-803-7210
Chevrolet '02 Z71
Nice Clean Truck $7999.00
2180 Montgomery Hwy.
Call 334-714-0755.

^ Daewoo'98 220 LC3 Solar Ex-
cavator low hours, $40.000
P=iF4 M Dodge '08 Ram Lonestar,
Quad Cab, Excellent Condi-
tion, Extended Warranty,
Has 20" Wheels, Sprayed
bed liner, Silver-Metallic
in color. 18K mi. $21,000 Cash or Cashiers
Check 334-687-2954 or 334-619-1045
GMC '02 Sonoma: ext cab, light green, fully
loaded, 120k miles, excellent condition, clean
title never wrecked, garage kept.

Ford '04 Lariat Super
7 Crew Cab, Truck is
completely loaded. 6 CD
change, Heated seats,
All Leather, Excellent condition, 6.0L Diesel.
$14,000. 334-237-1039
Ford '04 Ranger
with Camper Top,
4 cylinder, automatic, new
tires, 44,000 miles, clean,
$7,895. Call: 334-7907959

Ford '08 Kings Ranch F150: Stone green with
saddle leather interior, 4 door, fully loaded,
heated seats, fiberglass bed cover, sprayed in
liner, new tires, 45k miles, running board, bug
sheild, Service record available.
$29,900. Call 334-618-7682
Ford '77 F150: Gray, 4WD, standard trans.,
good condition, 2 owners, clean title.
$3000. Call 334-447-5316

FORD '89 F150, 4wh, 4x4
S Auto, $4,600 or reasonable
offer. Call 229-334-8520.

International Tractor F1466 145HP diesel,
red in color $5000.334-898-7995 or
305-343-9790 (2761 Coffee Springs Rd. 36318)
Isuzu FTR '02 white in color 24ft box truck with
approx. 140K miles. Good shape $14,900. OBO
Call: 334-299-0300.
Kubota Tractor M105S front end loader
LA13015 640hrs. dual speed mint cond.
$37,000.334-797-8722 '
Tractor, Kubota 5000 50 HP, 183 Hours, with 6'
Bushhog & 20X7' Trailer. $14,250 334-699-2346
Tractor, M9000 Kabota with Cab, air, radio, 675
hrs, exc. cond. $21,900 also: Round Hay Baler,
535 John Deere, $5,750 850-209-5694/850-593-

Mercury '01 Villager A/C AT 133K mi.
very clean $3800. Exc. Cond.
334-803-7210 or 334-677-7748

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Also pay finders fee. .- _850-849-6398

We buy Wrecked Vehicles
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vehicle 334-794-9576 or 344-791-4714



Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chap-
ter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for water use permits) has
(have) been received by the Northwest Florida
Water Management District:
Application number I 07267 filed 12/12/2011
Jeffery C. Pittman, 6429 Lovedale Road,
Bascom, FL 32423
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of 605,146
gallons per day from the Floridan Aquifer Sys-
tem for Agricultural Irrigation use by a pro-
posed facility.
General withdrawal locations) in Jackson
County: T04N, R09W, Sec. 4A
Application number I 07268 filed 12/16/2011
A.W. Hatcher Farms Inc., 3142 Dellwood-
Cypress Rd, P.O. Box 1545, Marianna, FL 32446
Requesting a maximum withdrawal of
3,177,000 gallons per day from the Floridan
System for Agricultural Irrigation use, by an ex-
isting facility.
General withdrawal locations) in Jackson
County: T05N, R08W, Sec. 30A; T05N, R09W,
Sec. 36A
Interested persons may object to or comment
upon the applications or submit a written re-
quest for a copy of the staff reports) contain-
ing proposed agency action regarding the
applications) by writing to the Division of Re-
source Regulation of the Northwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District, attention Terri Peter-
son, 152 Water
Management Drive, Havana, Florida 32333-
9700, but such comments or requests must be
received by 5 o'clock p.m. on January 9, 2012.
No further public notice will be provided re-
garding this (these) applicationss. Publication
of this notice constitutes constructive notice of
this permit application to all substantially af-
fected persons. A copy of the staff reports)
must be requested in order to remain advised
of furthp- n-nrnneinas and -anv mublic khearinas

date. Substantially affected persons are enti-
tled to request an administrative hearing re-
garding the proposed agency
action by submitting a written request accord-
ing to the provisions of 28-106.201, Florida Ad-
ministrative Code. Notices of Proposed Agency
Action will be mailed only to persons who have
filed such requests.

CASE NO.: 32-2008-CA-000878

NOTICE IS-HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated Decem-
ber 22, 2011 and entered in Case NO. 32-2008-
CA-000878 of the Circuit Court of the FOUR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for JACKSON
County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE
LLC, is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL BRAMBLETT;
LISA BRAMBLETT; are the Defendants, The
Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at NORTH DOOR JACKSON
at 11:00AM, on the 12th day of January, 2012,
the following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on December 13, 2011.
Dale R. Guthrie
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Tammy Bailey
Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at ho cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact: Ms. Amber Baggett
Senior Court Program Specialist
P. 0. Box 826 Marianna, FL 32447-0826
Phone: 850-482-9844 Fax: 850-482-9123


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