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The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title:
Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
Place of Publication:
Lake City Fla
John H. Perry
Creation Date:
February 5, 2006
Publication Date:
Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
Weekly[ FORMER 1967-<1968>]
normalized irregular


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Local salon catches fire

BRITTNEY NASH/Special to the Reporter
Peggy's Unisex Salon, located at 132 SW Columbia Ave.,
went up in flames at approximately 8 p.m.

Another fire occurred
30 minutes later on
Winfield Road.
From staff reports

Two fires ripped through sepa-
rate buildings Saturday night
within 30 minutes of each other.
Lake City dispatch received a
call at 8:01 p.m. about Peggy's
Unisex 'Salon, located at
132 SW Columbia Ave.:
At 8:36 p.m. dispatch sent the
Lake City Fire Department to
another structure fire on Winfield
Road. An exact location of that
blaze was not available.
"It was crazy," said

15-year-old Brittney Nash about
Peggy's Unisex Salon.
Lake City Police Department
quickly set up a perimeter to keep
onlookers away from Peggy's
Salon, while the fire department
battled the blaze.
Firefighters appeared to have
the fire under .control by
8:30 p.m.
"We had it knocked down in 10
minutes," said Lake City Fire
Department driver engineer Bob
There was .no information
immediately available about the
second structure fire.
The State Fire Marshal's Office
is investigating the blaze at
Peggy's Salon, Thon said.


Home building

More houses were
sold by Realtors in
2005 than in 2004.

tr,:ers t','is -e ,r report
Home sales in Lake City increased
from 2004 to 2005, as did the average
price of homes as the real estate market
in Columbia County continued to boom.
The average price of single family
residential homes increased from
$132,056 in 2004 to $163,113 in 2005, a
23 percent increase.
Even with the increase in prices, more
houses were sold in 2005 by real estate
agents, than in '2004. In 2005, 590 homes
were sold, compared to 558 the year
Overall, more than $96 million in sales
were made from single family residential
homes in Lake City alone.
Columbia County overall also
experienced growth. Including homes,
mobile home, acreage and commercial
lots, more than 1,559 units were sold,
which amounts to $190 million in total
This was an increase from 2004, when
1,161 units were sold resulting in
$122 million in sales.
"Part of the increase we see here is
that many people are wanting to move to
Lake City," said Stan Batten, president of
the Columbia County Board of Realtors.

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The average price of single family residential homes had a 23 percent increase in
2005. Even with the increase in:prices, more houses were sold in 2005 by real estate

agents than in 2004.
"If a person bought a home' in Fort
Laudt-rdale for $250,000 a few years ago,
the price has gone up. Many are selling
their property there, inoing up here,
paying cash for a .new home here and,
putting the balance in the bank."
Batten said he thinks around
30 percent of Lake C ity's market is from
people out of town.
"Houses we thought were expensive
locally, some of these people think are
bargains when compared to other
places," Batten said.
One of the other reasons Batten

believes Lake City has seen home prices
increase and more homes purchased
during the past few years is from
destructive hurricane seasons.
'There were four hurricanes last
season that caused building material
shortages and it just simply costs more
to build a new house than it did a year
ago," Batten said. "We're pretty centrally
located too. We're 60 or 70 miles from
either coast and we don't get impacted as
much by the hurricanes here. Usually by
GROWTH continued on 7A

The 2006 Olustee Battle descendant family

Local family
traced through
Olustee Battle.

Special to the Reporter
Nute: The name Koon and
Coon was found in various
records. ThI spelling of the last
name found in a specific record
was the oui used by this writer.
Absalom Koon was born
around 1822 in Newberry
County, S.C. He was the son of
Eve Feagle and Martin Koon.
He married Lavinia Amanda
Taylor before 1850 in
Newberry County, S.C. She
also was born in Newberry
County, the daughter of
Elizabeth Dominick and
William W. Taylor.


Coon moved his family to
Columbia County before 1860.
He purchased 159 acres of land
in Section 24, Township
5 south, Range 16 east as
recorded in Deed Book F,
page 161.
Following the dictates of his
conscience, Coon enlisted in
the Confederate States Army.
The cover of his military
service :record found in the
National Archives (M225, Roll
2) stated, "Absalom Coon,
Co. E, H, 9th Florida Infantry,
private." The company muster
roll, dated Oct. 1, 1863, showed
that he joined for duty and was
enrolled on Sept 15, 1863, in
Lake City by Capt. Stewart for
three years in Stewart's
Company, 6th Battalion Florida
Infantry. He was transferred to
ABSALOM continued on 8A


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Descendants in the above photo include Manuelita Michaud,
Cindy Short, Amber Short, Brandon Hudson, Ralph Graham,
Wanda Jones with Bailey Jones, Orman Graham (kneeling),
Noretia Dempsey, Stephen Bailey with Savannah Bailey,
Dwayne Bestoso, Shauna Molchan, Donna Graham (in-law),
Mary Harrison, Sheila Short, Pat Bundy (in-law), Amanda
Short, Edwin Graham, David Dempsey, Emory Bailey,
Wendell Bailey, Nevin Graham, Sr., Nevin Graham, Jr.,
Donald Graham and Kevin Graham.

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5C Opinion .
ID Puzzles
3A Road Report .

In a story on Page IA in Saturday's issue, the headline on
the Lake Butlr crash update story was incorrect. The
headline should have said the truck driver involved in the
ivreck had been awake fur 34 hours. We regret the error.

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JENNIFER CHASTEEN/Lake City Reporter file
Commissioner George Skinner (left) stands beside Florida Highway
Patrol Sgt. Tomlinson at the scene of a nine-car wreck on the 1-75
overpass off U.S. 90 on Oct. 20, 2005.

Sheriff asks

Skinner to

stop helping

says he will honor
Gootee's request.

Columbia County
Commissioner George
Skinner has been asked to
"cease and desist from the
practice of responding to
calls for help" by Columbia
County Sheriff Bill Gootee.
According to a letter writ-
ten by Gootee to Skinner on

Jan. 17, the sheriff said .he
has received reports from
deputies that Skinner has
been show-
ing up at
locations of 3
alarm acti-
vations and Skinner
deaths. The letter and copies
were sent to County
Commission Chairman Ron
Williams and commission
SKINNER continued on 7A

LINDA YOUNG/Lake City Reporter
A Ford pickup truck with a leaking propane tank in the back caused
the Lake City Fire Department to close the 400 block of
SE Nassau Street on Saturday.

Leaky propane tank

causes evacuation

Rusted bottom
caused fumes to
escape its tank

At approximately noon
Saturday, an old Ford truck
with a large green tank spew-
ing clouds of white smoke
pulled into a parking lot
between SE Nassau Street and
East Duval Street
The truck was visible from
the parking lot of High
Performance Cycles,
914 E. Duval St., where Steve
Ashe was talking to customers.
"We were just out here talk-
ing and saw all the smoke,"
Ashe said.

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The tank in the back of the
truck "was leaking profusely,"
Ashe said.
The driver of pickup truck
called out to the group: "He
said, 'Don't go over there, it's
leaking propane,'" Ashe said.
Propane gas can cause an
Lake City firefighters were
called and sent two trucks to
block off either end of the
block of Nassau Street behind
High Performance Cycles. The
firefighters waved all pedestri-
ans away and would not allow
anyone to enter the block.
"A young gentleman filled
the tank and it was rusty and it
developed a leak, and he pulled
over," said Lake City Fire
Department Capt. Bill Harrell.
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Celebrity Birthdays

* Comedian-actor Red
Buttons is ,87.
* Country singer Claude
King is 83.
* The Rev. Andrew M.
Greeley is 78.
* Baseball Hall-of-Famer
Hank Aaron is 72.
* Actor Stuart Damon is 69.
* Financial writer Jane
Bryant Quinn is 67.
* Television producer-writer
Stephen J. Cannell is 65.
* Actor David Selby is 65.
Singer-songwriter Barrett

Thought for Today

Strong Is 65.
* Football Hall-of-Famer
Roger Staubach is 64.
* Singer Cory Wells (Three
Dog Night) is 64.
* Movie director Michael
Mann is 63.
* Singer Al Kooper is 62.
* Actress Charlotte
Rampling is 60.
* Actress Barbara Hershey
is 58.
* Actor Christopher Guest is
* Actor Tom Wilkinson is 57.

"The greater the philosopher, the
harder it is for him to answer the
questions of common people."

Henryk Sienkiewicz,
Polish author (1846-1916).

Vickie Busscher,. 45
Lake City, Reporter
Accounting Clerk
Family: Husband, Russ,
one daughter, one
step-daughter, and three
Hobbies: "Reading and
Favorite pastimes':
"Spending time with
What would you most
like to see improved in
your town: "I would like to
see Lake City get a Target
and an Olive Garden."
Who is your hero or
inspiration, and why?: "I
admire my mom for always
being there for me, and my
wonderful husband who
encourages me with his

Lake City
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Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid
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If you have a news tip, call any member of the
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Editor Todd Wilson ..........754-0428
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Vickie Busscher
positive outlook and
enthusiasm for life."
Meet Your Reporter is a
Sunday feature of the Lake City
Reporter. We interview our staff
so you, the readers, can get to
know us better.

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Ms. Nadine seeks new location

to expand after-school classes

Idowney@lakecityreporter. corn
Vanessa Jerkins wants to keep kids
dancing and out of the streets.
Jerkins, who some people call "Ms.
Nadine," has been hosting dance classes
for local- children whose parents can't
afford lessons for the past three years.
Terry Brown, owner of New Visions
Salon, 537 N. Marion Ave., gave Ms.
Nadine's Center for the Performing Arts'
students a place to practice after school,
but the salon currently is under con-
struction. Now, Jerkins has more stu-
dents who want to join her classes and
she wants to expand her after-school pro-
gram, but she needs to find a new place
for the performers to practice.
Last summer, Jerkins tried to find an
activity to keep her 6-year-old grandson
busy while he was out of school. She was
inspired to create after-school activities
to keeps kids occupied because there
were few programs she could afford.

"I don't want him to be lost," Jerkins
said of her grandson. "I just don't want to
see him out on the streets because the
drug dealers make it look flashy. I want
to keep our kids out of trouble and on the
right track. Our kids just need to be
Jerkins, who has taken dance lessons
for most of her life, began her class with
about 10 students who gathered after
school to work on new routines. Now,
word about the program has spread and
about 30 students are waiting to join the
classes, she said. Jerkins hopes to add
other facets to the after-school program,
such as a tutoring service and a clothing
closet, where needy kids can come to get
shoes, jackets and other items.
"I just want to do something for the
community," Jerkins said. "I actually get
in tears just looking at some of the kids
walking around with no shoes. Most of
the kids in the low-income bracket can't
afford the things Lake City offers. We

have talented kids from low-income fam-
ilies who just can't afford dance classes.
The average charge around here is
$25-$30 a week per kid. If you have three
or four kids that's out of the question."
Jerkins' dance classes are free.
"If some parents can give a few dollars,
that's fine," she said. "If they can't pay,
maybe a mom if we're having a
fundraiser or something like that they
can help in another way."
Brown said he hopes Ms. Nadine's
Performing Arts Center will be able to
find a new building to expand its.
"She (Jerkins) has a vision for the peo-
ple of the city," Brown said. "I think it'll
be the best thing that has happened for
this community. There really aren't a
whole lot of options here for the kids to
pursue. We've got to use this as a tool to
grab them. We need some type of pro-
gram that will get these kids off the

Monday meeting will discuss water options

A decision on renewing the
agreement with the Lake City
Cheerleaders Association
leads the agenda for the city
council meeting Monday.
The association, is a non-
profit organization, kids
enroll in the cheerleading pro-
gram and then are used as
cheerleaders for all the foot-
ball teams in the city's organ-
ized football recreation
league, said Lake City City
Manager Joe Cone.
Also on the agenda is a res-
olution to atithorize the city to
enter into an agreement with
the Suwannee' River Water
Management District to
develop a reclaimed water
system for, the city.
"The water management

district has some money avail-
able for the implementation of
re-used water from the waste-
water treatment system to
provide extra treatment of
wastewater to use for
irrigation," Cone said.
The reclaimed water could
then be used as irrigation
water and sold to golf courses
or other users.
"This is a $3 million
program over 10 years, or we
may get it all in the first year.
This is another integral part
of solving the sewer
problem," Cone said.
The city is currently operat-
ing under a consent order
with the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection
because heavy rains caused
sewer lines to leak and added
stormwater to the sewer

plant. That put the plant's
sprayfield above its 3 million
gallon daily permitted capaci-
ty. The DEP order added
500,000 gallons per day and
recently the city has only
processed an average of
2.5 million gallons of
wastewater daily.
Still, the city needs to
address the problem and
reclaimed water "will take
some of that pressure off the
sprayfield, we can use it to
irrigate yards, and (city)
recreation areas and other
uses," Cone said.
Also on the agenda are
passing resolutions to close
out community block grants.
One grant paid for improve-
ments to the fire suppression
system at the airport hangars
Timco uses.

The work cost $900,000
with the grant paying
$750,000 of the cost "and
Timco made up the
difference," Cone said.
The system increased the
value of the asset owned by
the city, such as the hangars
and as a condition of the grant
Timco added approximately
50 jobs, Cone said.
The other grant paid for
extension of water and sewer
lines to service New
Other items on the agenda
include change orders to vari-
ous city projects, re-appoint-
ments to the city planning and
zoning board, the first read-
ing of an amendment to the
budget and recommendations
from the city utility

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Commission schedules

public hearing this week

Local residents who wanted
to speak or suggest changes
in the articles of the Columbia
County Charter will get their
opportunity this week when
the Charter Review
Commission meets.
The Columbia County
Charter Review Commission
has scheduled a public hear-
ing as part of its 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday meeting at the Hall
of Fame Welcome Center.
Wayne Sapp, Charter
Review Commission
Chairman, said the articles of
the charter will be reviewed
on a one-by-one basis during
the meeting.
"We're going to discuss
each article separately, not
word-by-word, but by each
article," he said. 'Then, the
consultant will give us an
overview as to what each
article means."
Thee ,c inthy charter, which
was designed it, gi.-.- lc,,tl 'ot-
ers more pMo-w,-r and s-erve as
a 'fi"t-conr-rtituti,.n -for the'
county, allows residents to
control things that would oth-
erwise be handled by legisla-
tive officials.

During the meeting, people
who choose to speak about
the articles will be able to
discuss topics such as term
limits, countywide voting, at-
large voting and even
discretionary funds.
Sapp said if the charter
review commission decides to
discuss an article, the entity
will put that article on the
table for discussion at a later
The Columbia County
Charter has eight articles and
various sections under each
article that could be dis-
cussed during the meeting.
"I do look for a good
turnout arid I'm excited about
it," Sapp said of the meeting.
,"I've- already had a tremen-
dous amount of citizens
approach me about Tuesday's
meeting. I feel that at the end
of the night, after everybody
has spoken, it will have a
tremendous impact on how
we vote in the end as to what
W v. put on ,the. ballot ip
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In addition to' the public
"haring, Fort White -Maor
Truett George is scheduled to
tell how the charter affects
his duties, as the town's

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A Word of Thanks..................
The loss of a loved one is an.s ., a painful e,,perience.
Ho, weier. the pain is so much easier ,.hen family\ and friends join ;
together to wtaihe' the s' ,lt1 ,
Sister Baker and I %kould like to take this opportunity to ,a.\
Thank lou to all of our Lake CiNt family ,t hor ICni T.v\d1 l: IeLi ll
oL'd ir' to1 be there for us ,in the loss ot mn fataiher and her aunt.
Thomas Wilson once said. "Fuendship is to be purchased
onl: bv triendship. A man ma\ ha'e authority oilier, but he can
neler hate their hearts but h\ giving his n n
You shall tore'er haje our hearts. ,ouls and our serant's
hands in \our time, of need. Our prayers tor \ou %ll never cease
In the precious name of Jesus. vwe loe \ou and ma\ God
continue to b les .o\,i.

Pastor.4Avin J. Baker

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there's one name to remember...

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Sunday, February 5, 2006


A half step

in the right


Commissioners took a half
step in the right direction
Thursday night in placing
some rules on the dispersal
of commissioner discretionary funds.
Now they need to move forward the
rest of the way and eliminate the
individual spending accounts altogether.
There are few counties nationwide,
let alone in Florida, that allow their
elected commissioners access to a pot
of money to distribute in their districts
annually as they alone see fit: That has
been Columbia County's situation for
many years, however, with the board
doubling their personal district funds
this year from $25,000 to $50,000.
Simply put, $250,000 of taxpayer
money was made available for
Columbia's five commissioners to
dispense in their districts without the
.oversight of the board as a whole.
Thursday night's unanimous approval
of a policy providing guidelines for the
use of "Special Project Funds" subjects
the approval of discretionary funds to
full board approval in most cases. An
exception is that the money can be
spent on public lands, easements and
rights-of-way in the county at a
commissioner's discretion, so long as
that funding is not for a recurring
One can't help but wonder why the
commission doesn't just give it up.
Commissioners put restrictions on the
doling out of the funds and established
oversight control for most uses. Why
not just let all these projects come up
for approval under the normal agenda
process and be voted up or down like
any other funding request? Why must
each commissioner have their own
special project account?
Despite the imposition of restrictions,.
the existence of a fund be it
$50,000 or $500 in the name of each
commissioner will always raise
suspicions of political favoritism. Best to
make a clean break, commissioners,
and move onto more important

Today is Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day
of 2006. There are 329 days left in the
On Feb. 5, 1937, President Roosevelt
proposed increasing the number of justices
on the Supreme Court; critics accused
Roosevelt of attempting to "pack" the high
In 1881, Phoenix was incorporated.

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January's highs and lows

Like all months,
January had its
highs and lows. In a
quick review of
January 2006, let's
recap some of those local
events, starting with the
lowest of the lows, the deaths.
Ernest W. Williams
(CHS 1940): He was my big
brother and you may
remember that I wrote a
column about him in June
2005. He died a quiet,
dignified death, clear of mind
until the end, surrounded by
loving family. Louis L'Amour's
fine words from his book
"Last of the Breed" wereread
at Ernest's brief graveside
service: "When I die,
remember that what you knew
of me is with you always.
What is buried is only the
shell of what was. Do not
regret the shell, but
remember the person I was."
M Mary Brown Butler
(CHS 1935): She
brightened our lives just by
walking into a room. Her
philosophy of life was simple
but eloquent "Always be
honest and always trust the
Lord." Given her rich sense of
humor, Mary Brown would
have gotten a laugh at her
own funeral service when
there was a minor ministerial
memory lapse during the
overflowing congregation's
recitation of the Apostles'
Creed. Everybody had a
good-natured laugh and Mary
Brown would have loved it.
Mozelle Silas: Mozelle's,
93-year life spanned careers as
an outstanding athlete, an
Army captain, an ERA activist,
and a medical therapist, but
her true commitment in life
was to her church. On the day
of her death, she knew the
end was near and she
welcomed it enthusiastically
with these words: 'Today is
the day! I am ready to jump
out of this bed and fly home to

Iraq war is just
another Vietnam
To the Editor.
I watched "Good Morning
America" on Monday, Jan. 30.
The first 17 minutes were
about two members of the
news team who were injured
in the roadside (IED) bomb
attack. How nice it is that the
reporters can spend all this
time on two members of "theii
family," but have nothing to
say on all the young men and
women of the armed forces
that are killed or injured daily.
I wonder how long we would
be in this stupid war if they
gave as much coverage to the
troops, as they do their
injured reporters.
Victory is not possible in
Iraq. It is nothing more than a

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Morris Williams
Phone: (386) 755-8183
meet my Lord."
Coach Tom Nugent
This was not a local death, but
had local interest.
The former FSU head
mentor coached Lake Citian
Jack E.spenship, who received
the opening kickoff in the very
first UF-FSU football game,
and also high school coaching
legend Gene Cox (CHS 1952).
Coach Nugent brought big
time football to FSU, but his
most historic contribution was
later at Maryland. There he
successfully and
controversially recruited
Darryl Hill, the first black
football player to play for a
white college team in the
south. This breakthrough later
opened the door for local black
players like Cory Randolph,
Reinard Wilson, Kendyl Pope,
Brian Allen, and lots of others
to play big-time college
Moving on, here were some
"highs" that happened in
E Judge Leandra
Johnson: Her investiture
ceremony officially admitting
her to the Third Circuit Court
judgeship drew an overflow
crowd to the courthouse, a
testimony to the extraordinary
community respect which she
has earned. Seven judges
spoke and all enthusiastically
agreed that Judge Johnson is
the very embodiment of the
Socratic definition of an ideal
judge: "One who listens
courteously, answers wisely,
considers soberly, and decides

Vietnam. This is not a war on
terror. It is a personal agenda
for Bush and his oil cronies.
During the past three
decades, the Bin Laden family
and the Saudi government
have pumped $1.4 billion into
the Carlye Group, and Harken
Energy. Who is the owner of
these companies? The Bush
family. Taliban leaders visited
Bush in Texas for a new
r pipeline, but only the British
press covered this. We will
never have Iraq under control
and there will be a civil war
when we pull out. During this
war, Bush has cut combat pay
by as much as 30 percent,
family benefits by as much as
60 percent, closed
VA hospitals, and has cut
jobs that process the benefits
for families.

Joy Kelsey: Joy,
representing Columbia City
Elementary, was selected as
our school system's
"Employee of the Year" from
among 600 colleagues.
Humble and modest to the
core, Joy said of her selection,
"I am honored, excited,
blessed and very shocked."
Her principal, Lana Boone,
said, "Joy is just an awesome
person and our school is lucky
to have her."
Thomas Olmstead: The
former CHS football star has
been one of the nation's best
college punters all season and
was selected to play in the
* prestigious Senior Bowl. In his
senior year at Troy University,
Olmstead punted 62 times for
an average of 40.4 yards. He
had 22 punts downed inside the
20 yard line and 17 were sig-
naled for fair catches. He is the
best college punter out of CHS
since Shayne Edge and is
expected to be selected in the
NFL draft.
Jim Pitman (CHS
1942): Jim was once again
proclaimed as the greatest
CHS Tiger fan of all time.
Earlier, the CHS football
program was dedicated to Jim
for loyally attending 682 CHS
football games.-Then last
week, he was honored by
Basketball Coach Trey
Hosford, the CHS basketball
team, and throngs of cheering
fans, before the CHS-Arlington
game for the hundreds of CHS
basketball and baseball games
he has attended.

Actor Woody Allen once
said, "The key to success in
television is sincerity. Once
you can fake that,.you're in."

-0 Morris Williams is a local
historian and long-time Columbia
County resident.

Of the 535 members of
Congress, only one member
has a child in Iraq. Bush and
Cheney didn't even serve
their country on active duty,
yet it's OK to send your child
into harm's way. The war in
Iraq has nothing to do with
the security of America.
If Bush wanted to fight the
evil empire, he should have
attacked North Korea. The
ignorance of the American
people is astounding.
Remember Vietnam? Please
do, as that is exactly how this
war is going to end. But
please, let's not pull out of
Iraq. As all those who died
will be in vain ... just as the
more than 55,000 were in
Vietnam. Wake up America.
Steve Evans,
Lake City



shed light

on history

n the pantheon of admired men from
America's past, Abraham Lincoln and
Robert E. Lee are right up there at the
top with George Washington, Thomas
Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lincoln and Lee are the two central figures
from the Civil War. That four-year period in
which brother was pitted against brother, and
son against father has more enduring interest

than any other
in United
States history,
even more than
War period.
The issues,
events and
characters of
the war
captivate us as

Michael Leonard
Phone: (386) 754-0418

much today as they did 100 years ago.
Then, veterans of the bloody strife still
walked the roads of North and South and
could tell first hand of the battles, strategies
and stakes that made men kill one another
with blind hatred one hour, then trade tobacco
and newspapers the next. Today, we only
know what has been recorded in books and
photos from the field. Americans -
Southerners more than those of the North -
thirst for more knowledge, though, more
understanding of the war and its meaning.
We in Columbia County and North Florida
have a unique opportunity to gain more of
that insight this coming Saturday night when
acclaimed impersonators of Lincoln and Lee
appear at Lake City Community College. Tad
Allen as Lincoln, and James Adams as Lee,
will each speak for a half hour, talking in the
persona and from the historical writings of
both men. They'll address the central issues
Sof the war. including slavery, and Lee..
surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Va.:
Following their talks, Lincoln and Lee will
accept questions from the audience.
The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the
Alfonso Levy Performing Arts Center oh the
campus of LCCC. Admission is free and there
is no reserved seating in the approximately
500-seat auditorium, so get there early.
Lincoln and Lee will, of course, be dressed
as president and commanding general,
respectively. There will be other pageantry, as
well. Re-enactors in full uniform will act as a
color guard and place U.S. and Confederate
flags on the stage in the areas where Lincoln
and Lee will be seated. Other uniformed
re-enactors will serve as greeters.
I have to confess to being pretty excited
about this event, the first in what is planned to
be an ongoing offering of symposiums on a
variety of issues called Community Public
Affairs Series. It is my pleasure to work with
LCCC President Dr. Charles Hall and Third
Circuit Judge E. Vernon Douglas in
spearheading CPAS, but I would be remiss if I
didn't give much credit and thanks to Blue
Grey Army, Inc. in facilitating the appearance
of Allen and Adams in Lake City.
Blue Grey Army, of course, is the
organizing entity behind the annual Battle of
Olustee Reenactment and Festival, celebrating
its 30th year in just more than a week.
Thousands of re-enactors, family members
and tourists will descend on Lake City for the
events and pump lots and lots of money into
our local economy. Lincoln & Lee: The Civil
War, is the unofficial kickoff of Olustee this
Let me encourage all who can to try and
attend Lincoln & Lee: The Civil War. I. believe
it will provide fresh perspective to one of
America's most pivotal times and give us new
appreciation for two of the giants of
U.S. history.
Michael Leonard is publisher of the Lake City

They Said It ...

"For various economic
issues in other parts of
the country, I think our
market will get softer. If
people can't sell their
homes in other parts of
the country, they can't
buy here."

Betsy Tyler;
Real estate agent at Hallmark Real
Estate of Lake City.
For complete story, see Page 1A.


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The following is a list of asphalt.
roadwork underway by the 0 Williston Road (State
FDOT that may impact traffic: Road 331): Daytime lane
closures between Southwest
ALACHUA COUNTY: 13th Street and Southwest 34th
Street to repave the turn lanes
E Hawthorne Road (State and median crossovers. No
Road 20): The entrance ramp lane closures are allowed
to U.S. 301 is scheduled to between 6-8 a.m. eastbound
reopen during the week after and between 4-6 p.m.
final paving at the railroad westbound to accommodate
tracks where CSX Railroad morning and afternoon rush
crews raised the tracks. hour traffic.
Daytime lane closures between N University Avenue (State
Cross Creek Road (County Road 26): Daytime lane
Road 325) and U.S. 301 in closures from 13th Street
Hawthorne as the final layer of (U.S. 4410) east to the end of
asphalt is placed and for work the four-lane to allow inmate
in the median. The new traffic crews to repaint the roadway
signal at Stadium Road could markings such as turn arrows,
possibly be on flash during the bike lanes, etc.
week before becoming fully 0 Southwest Second
operational in two weeks. Avenue (State Road 26A):
U.S. 301: The westbound Traffic remains shifted between
ramp to State Road 20 in Publix and SW 28th Street. No
Hawthorne is scheduled to lanes are closed between
reopen Monday after final 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. All
paving at the railroad tracks pedestrian and bicycle traffic is
where CSX Railroad crews detoured to University Avenue.
raised the tracks. The Hogtown Creek Bridge is
State Road 26: Possible closed until May 2006 while
daytime lane closures at County crews demolish the existing
Road 1469 east of Orange bridge and build a wider one.
Heights to widen the pavement Eastbound Second Avenue
in order to add left turn lanes. traffic is allowed up to SW 36th
State Road 121: Daytime Street, however westbound
lane closures at County Road lanes will be closed as crews
340 south of LaCrosse to widen work on drainage modifications
the pavement to add a left turn and the roadway. East and
lane. westbound Second Avenue
West University Avenue traffic is allowed from SW 34th
(State Road 26): Eastbound Street up to west entrance to
traffic has been shifted to the the Westgate Mall near
median and two lanes are now Mildred's Big City Food. Patrons
open in the area of Royal Park of the Creekside Mall and
Plaza near Southwest Second Parkwood Plaza on SW Second
Avenue. Crews are working on Avenue use SW 36th Street.
the drainage on the south side U State Road 121: Crews
of the road behind the fire will be repainting the roadway
station. Law enforcement lines between the Levy County
officers are directing traffic out line and U.S. 441 north of
of the Westgate Plaza and Gainesville. Motorists are
stopping traffic on University reminded to not drive in
Avenue to allow motorists to between the paint truck and the
turn left onto University Avenue truck following to avoid getting
weekdays and Saturdays paint on their vehicles.
between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Newberry Road (State BAKER COUNTY:
Road 26): Possible daytime
lane closures between County Road 127:
Northwest 80th Boulevard and Possible impact to side street
Northwest 109th Street for work traffic from north of U.S. 90 to
at the crosswalks at the Tony Givens Rod' in
signalized intersections. Sanderson as crews place
N Southwest 13th Street drainage pipe across side
(U.S.441): Daytime and streets. Half of the side street
nighttime lane closures between access may be blocked for up
Archer Road and Williston Road to'a day. Crews continue to
for paving the first layer of form sidewalks and pour

concrete on the west side of CR

South Marion Avenue
(U.S. 441): Daytime lane
closures between Duval Street
(U.S. 90) and Malone Street for
repairs to the sidewalk. The
sidewalk is temporarily closed
in certain areas.
State Road 47: Crews will
be repainting the roadway lines
from the Santa Fe River to just
south of Interstate 75. This is a
moving operation but motorists
are reminded to not get in
between the paint truck and the
safety truck following it due to
the wet paint.
State Road 136: The
westbound lane will be closed
during the daytime at the
Suwannee River bridge at the
Hamilton County line just west
of White Springs to replace the
bridge railing. Two lanes are
reopened each evening. The
sidewalk is closed.
U.S. 90: Nighttime lane
closures are possible during the
week to mill and repave the
roadway from Baya Ave. west
to Branford Highway. The
outside and center travel lanes
could be closed between
6:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. On
separate nights, the inside lane
and center turn lane may also
be closed for milling. There may

be one lane closed during
daytime hours to pave the
center turn lane or inside lane.
Also, possible daytime lane
closures between Sisters
Welcome Road and Baya Ave.
to build ramps on the sidewalk
at all side street intersections to
make them wheelchair
accessible. These sidewalks
may be closed temporarily.
Also, possible daytime lane
closure at Main Boulevard to
hang a mast arm for an
overhead sign. Crews continue
to tie in the new traffic signals
to the existing signal system.
State Road 47: Traffic is
shifted to the new pavement on
the west side of the existing
lanes between Business Point
Drive and just south of the Bingo
Station. State Road 47 is totally
closed to all traffic between
U.S. 41 and Bascom Norris Drive
for the next several months.
Southbound motorists are
detoured to U.S. 41 to Bascom
Norris Drive and back to SR 47
or they can use Michigan Street.
Northbound motorists are
detoured east on Bascom Norris
Road to U.S. 41. All businesses
have access from side streets.
Motorists should also watch for
dump trucks entering and leaving
the roadway from south of
Bascom Norris Drive to south of
1-75. Wide loads are still
prohibited from Bascom Norris
Drive to south of County Road
242 due to the restricted width of
the travel lanes.

Interstate 75: Two lanes in
either.direction will be closed just
south of the Georgia state line
Monday through Thursday nights
beginning at 8 p.m. and ending
by 6 a.m. the following day. Also,
one lane in either the northbound

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Crosswalk design
Construction crews are shown adhering the brick-patterned design
for the pedestrian crosswalks on Newberry Road (State Road 26)
between 80th and 109th streets. DecoMark is the latest product to
be tested on the roadway to draw attention to the crosswalks while
still maintaining aesthetics.

or southbound direction will be
closed between 6 a.m. and
8 p.m. The purpose is to allow
the replacement of sensors
embedded in the pavement
which count the number of
vehicles coming into and leaving
the state on a daily basis. The
exact location is two-tenths of a
mile north of State Road 143
(Exit 467).

U.S. 129: Brief daytime lane
closures may occur at the bridge
over the Suwannee River (at the
Hamilton County line) as work
continues to install a new bridge
railing. Most of the work is
behind a barrier wall and
motorists need to use caution as
they travel over the bridge.


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Columbia, RMS teams
host fundraiser dance
Columbia County Middle
School Wrestling Booster Club
LCMS and RMS Wrestling
Teams Fundraiser Middle
School Valentine Dance on
Friday, Feb. 10, at the Lake City
Middle School gym.
Admission is $5 from
7-10 p.m. Bring your Valentine;
pictures, concessions and a
great DJ will be on-hand.
For more information, call
Clara Crews, 752-8469 or Tara
Black, 752-2599.

Habitat for Humanity
meeting soon
Habitat for Humanity of
Lake City/Columbia County will
have its regular monthly board
meeting at 4 p.m., Feb. 13, at
City Hall Board Room.

Lincoln, Lee to
meet at LCCC
Professional impersonators
of Abraham Lincoln and Robert
E. Lee will share the stage at
Lake City Community College
Feb. 11 for a presentation
called Lincoln & Lee: The Civil
The event starts at 7:30 p.m.
at the Alfonso Levy Performing
Arts Center. Admission is free
and there is no reserved
Tad Allen as President
Lincoln and James Adams as
Gen. Lee will share their'
thoughts about the causes and
events of the Civil War for
about. one hour, followed by a
30-minute question and answer
period with the audience. The
men will be dressed as the
historic figures they portray, and
be in the character of those
leaders all evening.
Lincoln & Lee: The Civil War,
is a presentation of the
Community Public Affairs

Series, in conjunction with
Blue-Grey Army and the Battle
of Olustee Reenactment and
Festival. For more information,
call 386-754-0418.

March of Dimes
looks for stories
Has anyone in your family
been touched by the March of
Dimes? Is there a prematurity
or birth defect story in your
family? If so, the March of
Dimes wants to hear from you.
Call Kathy McCallister at

Lake City breast cancer
support group to meet
The Breast Cancer Support
Group of Lake City will meet
from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday,
Feb. 13, at the Colombia
County Public Library, 308 NW
Columbia Ave., Lake City.
All those who have had
personal experience with breast
cancer and those who have
questions or concerns about
breast cancer are invited.
Please join us and bring a
For further information, call
(386) 755-0522.

Hunting Heritage
Banquet coming soon
The local Suwannee Valley
Longbeards chapter of the
NWTF will host its annual
Hunting Heritage Banquet at
6:00 p.m., Feb. 25, at the
Columbia County Fairgrounds.
There will be live and silent
auctions and raffles. More than
15 firearms will be available to
win. Tickets at door or contact
Todd Kennon at 755-1334.

Blood Drag '06 comes to
Suwannee County Airport
LIVE OAK LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers is
hosting Blood Drag '06 from

9 a.m.-5 p.m., today at the
Suwannee County Airport.
This is the area's largest car
show put on to increase blood
donations. All donors who
donate blood at the gates will
receive free admission along
with a "Blood Drag '06" T-shirt
and Cholesterol screen. Eligible
donors must be at least 17,
weigh 110 pounds or more and
have photo identification. For
more information, contact J.D.
Pettyjohn or Jake Joye at

LCMS PTO sponsors
'Missing Pieces'
The Lake City Middle School
PTO is sponsoring a "Missing
Pieces" program from
6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday,
Feb. 23, in the media center. All
parents of current and
up-coming sixth-graders are
encouraged to attend. For more
information, call 758-4800.

Alachua Art Festival
coming in March
ALACHUA The Alachua
Art Festival will be from
10 a.m.-5 p.m., March 11 and
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, March
12. Free admission, parking, '
fine art, craft, music and food.
For more information, contact
T-N-T Events at
(352) 546-2322.

CARC Bowl-A-Thon
coming up in March
The 13th Annual CARC
Bowl-A-Thon will be
March 18 at Lake City Bowl.
The group is looking for
teams of five people to support
CARC while having fun
bowling. Get together with
friends,; coworkers, and others
for a good time while helping
our citizens with disabilities.
Bowling times will be
1-3 p.m. Team registration fee
is $50. To register or for more
information, call CARC at


Baby contest and model
search coming soon
The 22nd Annual America's
Cover Miss and Cover Boy,
USA Baby Contest/Beauty
Search is coming to the Lake
City Mall. Registration is at
1:30 p.m., with the competition
starting at 2:30 p.m., March 12.
For more information, call
(850) 476-3270.

Coming up

Charter Review meeting
set for Tuesday
The Columbia County
Charter Review Commission
will meet at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, at the Hall of Fame
Welcome Center. All citizens of
Columbia County are invited to
Copies of the county charter
are available at, or
by calling the county offices at

Early Learning Coalition
.to meet Wednesday
The Early Learning Coalition
of Florida's Gateway board
meeting will be 9 a.m
Wednesday, in the Columbia
County School, Board Office
S.O.S. Building, Room 130.
There will be an
executive/finance committee
meeting at 3 p.m., Monday, at
the Coalition office.
If any persons interested in
attending this meeting has a
disability requiring special
assistance, contact, Heidi
Moore at 752-9770.

Lake City Newcomers
meeting Wednesday
The regular monthly meeting
of Lake City Newcomers will be
held at 11:15 a.m., Wednesday,

at the Quality Inn on
U.S. 90. The program will be
presented by a representative
of "The Party Company."
Members, friend and guests
welcome. Members are asked
to bring the front of used
greeting cards to be taken to
CARC for one of their projects.

Take Stock in Children
coming to LCCC
The Take Stock in Children
Board of the Lake City
Community College Foundation
will meet at noon, Wednesday,
in the Lake City Community
College Foundation Board
Room, downtown Lake City. For
more information, contact Linda
Williams, program coordinator -
at 754-4392 or 754-4433.

Mini-conference planned
for middle school girls
Altrusa International of Lake
City will be organizing a Girls
Summit to take place from
9a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, at the
Columbia County School Board
Administration Annex, central
building. The conference will be
open to girls in grades 6-8.
Registration-forms are due back
by Friday. For more information,
call LeAnne Fair at 752-5334 or
Wanda Toner at 755-0819.

Real Property Board
to meet Feb. 14
The .Real Property Board of
the Lake City Community
College Foundation will meet at
noon, Feb. 14, in the Lake City
Community College Foundation
Board Room, downtown Lake
City. For more information,
contact Mike Lee, executive,
director of the LCCC foundation
at 754-4392 or 754-4433.

'Gentlemen' coming
to LCCC Feb. 10
Lake City Community
College will present "Gentlemen
Prefer Blondes" sponsored by
First Federal Savings Bank of
Florida at 7:30 p.m. Friday, in
the Alfonso Levy Performing
Arts Center. Dinner will be
served for a cost of $8 in the
Student Union Building prior to
performance at 6 p.m. (seating
is limited) For more information
call the PAC box office at

SCORE to host
managing workshop
SCORE of Suwannee Valley
is sponsoring a workshop
entitled "Hiring the Best -
Managing the Rest," from
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Feb. 21, at
the new Holiday Inn,
213 SW Commerce Drive, Lake
City. Local speakers will cover
topics including job applications
and interviewing, reference and
background checks, employee
retention, performance reviews
and termination procedures.
The cost is $25 including
lunch and materials. Call
SCORE at 755-9026,
ext. 3214 or John Pierce at
344-2472 for tickets. Space is

Audit Board scheduled
to meet Feb. 21
The Finance/Audit Board of
the Lake City Community
College Foundation will meet at
noon, Feb. 21, in the Lake City
Community College Foundation
Board Room, downtown Lake
City. For more information,
contact Mike Lee, executive
director of the LCCC foundation
at 754-4392 or 754-4433.


Mrs. Stella Ruth W\alls
'Mr- i kll., Ruth \\JalI.. .-of
i .,j.. lcii, licd Saul ndl.i riiOrriing.
Fe [ebrii 4, 'Iii ,, le M iT:ori l
H.'.p;lJ1 in Jacksonville following.
an extended illness. A native of
Sebring, Florida, Mrs. Walls had
lived in Orlando for many years
before moving to Macclenny in
1986. Mrs. \\all-.. loved cooking and
watching soap operas and was of
the Primitive Baptist Faith.
Mrs. Walls is survived by two sons,
Bobby Carroll (Madeline) and
Tommy Walls both of Macclenny;
,:ne dlugihier. Mary Ann Darnell
SDon i ,:t Mlacclenny; ten grandchil-
dren and three great-grandchildren
also survive.
Graveside funeral services for Mrs.
Wall will be conducted at 2:00 P.M.
Tu- -.-a,. February 7, 2006 at
A\..... i- .. Cemetery in Macclenny
with Rev. Eddie Sanders officiating.
Interment will follow. Visitation
with the family will be held from
5:00-7:00 P.M. Monday evening at
the funeral home. Arrangements are
:under the direction of GATEWAY-
HOME, 3596 S. HWY 441, Lake
City. (386) 752-1954.

Mrs. Maria Roasrio
Mrs. Maria Roasrio, 88, of Lake
City died Friday, February 3, 2006
at Shands at Lake Shore Hospital. A
native of Bonao, Dominican
Republic, Mrs. Rosario had been a
resident of Brooklyn, New York for
thirty five years before moving to C', onc :,e. a.,o Mht.
Roario l.:,.. o:,..,1 h, r her faii-,
I aid iic,,J ,' i; keeping her
liou.e -.p il. ai... js a member
Qf the Lake City Spanish Seventh
Day Adventist Church.
Mrs. Rosario is survived by four
daughters, Juana Rosario of
Brooklyn, NY, Isabel Rosario of
Dominican Republic, Socorro
Rosario (Juan) of Coral Springs,
FL, and Luz Baranco (Pedro) of
Lake City, FL; two sons, Crispulo
Rosario (Mirta) and Luciano
Rosario, both of Dominican
Republic; two brothers, Ramon
Rosario and Emilio Rosario, both of
Dominican Republic; three sisters,
Ercilia Jorge (Santiago), Julia
Rosario, and Rosa Gil, all of
"Dominican Republic;- twenty grand-
children, thirty one great-grandchil-
dren, and one great-great-grand-
child also survives.
Visitation with the family will be
held at Gate ;i, -Fo:.r: Lawn
Funeral Home on Sunday after-
noon, February 5, 2006, from 2:00-
4:00 P.M. Mrs. Rosario will then be
forwarded to Santiago, Dominican
Republic for funeral and burial
services. Arrangements are under
the direction of GATEWAY-FOR-
3596 S. HWY 441, Lake City. (386)

Mr. Burnis "Cowboy" Tackett
Mr. Bumis "Cowboy" Tackett, 73,
of Lake City, died Friday afternoon
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Co. e Spring. Florida, following an
eire.ded llI-,-. Native of
Kentucky, Mr. Tackett had been a
resident of Lake City since 1965
having moved here from Ohio: Mr.
Tackett worked for Guerdon
Industries manufacturing mobile
homes for many years. He had also
worked as a security guard and at
the Lunar Drive-In Movie until it
closed in the late seventies. Mr.
Tackett enjoyed spending his spare
time browsing local flea markets.
He attended the Church of God and
was preceded in death by his wife
Phoebe Tackett.
Mr. Tackett is survived by eight
children, Tommy, Mark and Haskell
Tackett; Bernice T. Bell, Faye.
Tackett, Anisthruth McDonald,
Penny Shipp and Lucille Tackett'
and his five grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services for Mr..
Tackett will be conducted at 11:00
A.M., Monday, February 6, 2006 in
the Bethlehem Baptist Church
Cemetery with Bro. Russell
Woodard officiating. Interment will,
follow. The family will receive ,
friends at the funeral home from
10-11 Monday before the service.
Arrangements are under the direc-
tion of the DEES FAMILY
TION SERVICES 768 West Duval
Street, Lake City. (961-9500)

Ganase Lall. -r6. a iiJder, ofLLahc.
City, Florida died February 2, 2006
at the North Florida Regional
Hospital following an extended ill-
Mr. Lall was a native of Trinidad,
West Indies and had resided in Lake
City i-0[ the past [mo years. Prior
to living m Lake City he had
resided in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
for ten years. He was a retired
engineer with British West Indian
Airways after forty-three years of
service. He is preceded in death by
his wife of forty-three years, Basdai
Survivors include five Daughters:
Sahodra Lall, Raj (Faithwicke)
Ramlogan, Deokie Lall and Ahilya
Schaffer all of San Jose, California.
Indira Lall Widmer, Gulph, Canada.
Three Sons: Surinder (Bindre)
Lall, Lake City, Fl., Harry (Jackie).
Lall, and'Visham (Alisha) Lall both
of Trinidad. Seven Sisters: Ena
Heerah, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Dolin:
Lall, New York, Bhagi Gonowrie,
Chan Rampersad Lilly Lall,
Surugdai Bhagwandeen and Ponie
Ramsingh all of Trinidad. Four
Brothers: Harry.Lall and Sammy,
Lall both of New York and Johnny
Lall and Motilel Lall both of
Trinidad. Ten Grandchildren also
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of Lake City, died Friday evening
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Medical Center in Gainesville, fol-
lowing a brief illness.
A native and lifelong resident of
Columbia County, Mrs. Tomlinson
was the daughter of the late Frank
& Maggie Stewart Harrington. Mrs.
Tomlinson worked for Metal
Products for many years and then
went to work at the V.A. Medical
Center until she retired in 1974..
Mrs. Tomlinson was a devoted
...i-, motliher and cijndmnio:her She
I,1 e, d [o tsih and pend inme v.'ith
her family and friends. Mrs.
Tomlinson was an active member of
the Corinth Cemetery Association
and she attended the Watertown
Congregational Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death in 1967
by her husband Pete Crowder and
in 1993 by her husband Marvin

Mrs. Tomlinson is survived by her
,two,sonps. Hovle (Connie) Crowder
& Hov rd Cir.'.der I Kiin1 all of
Lake City; her grandchildren,-Pete
Crowder, Lori Ann Stormant, Alisa
"Moochie" Crowder, Hoyle "Little
Man" Crowder, Clifton "Frog"
Crowder, and her great-grandchil-
dren, Bucky, Allie Bell, Trey,
Blade, Clinton, Hannah, Ashton,
and Trenton. Numerous other fami-
ly members and family friends also
Funeral services for Mrs.
Tomlinson will be conducted at
3:00 P.M., Monday, February 6,
2006 in the Watertown
Congregational Methodist Church
with Pastor Randy Ogburn officiat-
ing. Interment will follow in the
Corinth'Cemetery. The faniil) v.ill
receive friends from 2-4 Sunda\
afternoon at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direc-
tion of the DEES FAMILY
West Duval Street, Lake City. (961-

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SKINNER: Leader is a first-responder

Continued From Page 1A

vice chair Elizabeth Porter, as
well as County Manager Dale
"Probably over the course
of the last four to six months,
we've had several complaints
from my officers and from
some of the citizens, who
wish to remain anonymous,
concerning the lights on his
truck and his responding to
burglar alarms, crash scenes
and natural deaths. We just
felt like it was inappropriate
for the commissioner to
appear at these scenes. Plus,
with the lights, and running
emergency speeds, it was a
danger not only to himself,
but to citizens. I know the
commissioner wants to help,
he wants to be involved, his
heart is in public safety, but I
think sometimes you've got
to draw the line and let law
enforcement handle law
enforcement functions and let
firefighters handle firefighter
Gootee said there has been
no other complaints about
other commissioners visiting
emergency scenes.
"It's just a concern for the
safety of the public," he said.
"When you get a vehicle
pulling over for another emer-
gency vehicle and it's not
really an emergency vehicle,
it's a county commissioner,
it's somewhat confusing to
people who are on the road."
Some say Skinner is a
Columbia County resident
Don Willen, said he was hav-
ing a coronary and Skinner
helped to save his life by
bringing oxygen to his house
after hearing the call on a
police scanner.
"He came out and was able
to help me and help my wife,"
Willen said. "He was very
instrumental in helping out in
that situation. George is a
very avid safety person and
he is very safety conscien-
tious and willing to help his
fellow man and he helped
IGootee .said he: walked to
Skinner un Thursday, morn-
ing and Skinner has agreed to
comply with the sheriff's
In a written response to the
sheriff's letter, Skinner has

stated: "I am a first respon-
der, but I will cease and desist
from responding to any emer-
gency calls per your order. If
I can be of help please do not
hesitate to call. I take no
offense per this order."
Skinner said the Lake City
Police Department has also
contacted him and requested
that he not respond to
emergency scenes.
"I told them that if this is
causing a problem, I need to
.give it some thought and deal
with it, so it won't be a
problem," he said.
Skinner, the District III
county commissioner, said
the county has seen an explo-
sion in growth and both coun-
ty and state law enforcement
officials have an excessive
amount of calls to handle.
'They're just on overload
and there's not enough help,"
he said. "We don't have
enough officers, deputies, or
troopers and we as reserve
firefighters many times our
duties and responsibilities
are for rescues. They call for
assistance from the outlying
departments to assist them
because of their lack of help."
Skinner is a volunteer fire-
fighter with the West
Columbia Volunteer Fire
Department Station #43. He
also serves as a member of
the Florida Highway Patrol
advisory council, where he
was as a member in June
He's said he also has some
training, though it may be a
low level, of EMT training
and he has valid first-respon-
der training credentials since
joining the fire department
close to 10 years ago.
"Instead of those people
having to wait 30 minutes or
so on a rescue unit I go
and assist," he said. "A lot of
times I don't do anything but
get blood.'pressure and put
oxygen on them if they are in
respiratory distress."
County manager Dale
Williams confirmed that he
too has received a copy of the
letter from Gootee, but, he
said it's not an issue to be
dealt with though county
'There is no county policy
pertaining to any of the

issues addressed in the let-
ter," he said. "It is an issue of
compliance with state law. If it
had been an issue involving
the county and policy, the
county would have addressed
it. There's nothing in the
county code of conduct that
would prohibit what the com-
missioner is doing. If he is in
violation of anything, and I
don't know that he is, it would
be of a statutory nature, not a
county policy nature."
Williams said the county,
too, has received some com-
plaints about Skinner's
actions in the past.
"Sheriff Gootee told me he
had received numerous com-
plaints and he investigated it
and he felt what he put in the
letter was justified," Williams
said. "I do not know of any
county commissioners who
have done this in the past, but
that's not to say there could
not have been some.
Commissioner Skinner is a
volunteer firefighter and he is
very much interested in pub-
lic safety that is his passion
and he makes that very
With Skinner appearing at
emergency scenes, Gootee
said he's heard a variety of
things describing Skinner's
"What I've been told, once
he shows up at a crash scene,
he'll try to help with directing
traffic or helping with the
Florida Highway Patrol or the
sheriff's deputy there, and
trying to lend some assis-
tance," Gootee said. "But
sometimes what you think is
help can sometimes be a
Gootee did say that on cer-
tain occasions, there has
been instances where civil-
ians were used to direct traf-
fic before law enforcement
arrived at the scene.
'That's still a dangerous sit-
uation and we want to make
sure we're doing what we
need to be do to protect our
citizens," Gootee said.

LEAK: Nassau Street shut down briefly

Continued From Page 1A

"We cordoned off the area, had
the people in the houses come
out and leave the area."
He said usually propane
companies notice even minor
rust on a tank and it was
unusual for a tank in the condi-
tion of this one to be filled.
Harrell said the fire depart-
ment called a local gas

company to come and pump
the propane from the approxi-
mately 45 gallon tank. But all
the propane leaked out into the
atmosphere before the compa-
ny arrived, making pumping
unnecessary. Firefighter
removed the tank from the
scene and will dispose of it, he

"If the valve gets turned
open you just shut it off ... it
had a hole in the bottom of the
tank," Harrell said.
The department notified the
State of Florida Warning Point,
which regulates such
The street was re-opened at
approximately 1:30 p.m.

GROWTH: Home sales jump in 2005

Continued From Page 1A
the time the bad weather gets
to us, we'll get a lot of wind and
rain, but that's about it."
When looking forward to
what 2006 will bring for real
estate in Lake City and
Columbia County, real estate
agents are unsure of what this
year will bring.
"It's really a guessing
game," said Lisa Vanacore of
Lisa D. Vanacore and
Associates Realty. '"The market
is still very active for us. We
probably anticipate the market
to stay about the same."
Other real estate agents
believe the market will level off
a bit.
"One can never tell what the
market will do," said Betsy
Tyler, Realtor at Hallmark Real
Estate of Lake City.

"Last year, if you would have
asked me the question about
what the market would do in
February, I couldn't have
predicted the market."
However, Tyler said she
believes the market will get a
bit softer.
"For various economic
issues in other parts of the
country, I think our market will
get softer," Tyler said. "If peo-
ple can't sell their homes in
other parts of the country, they
can't buy here."
Cindy Jones at Remax
Professionals also said she
believes the market will level
"Last year was a very good
year," Jones said. "The market
did go pretty crazy there for a
while. But I think the market

will level of a bit There are
more properties on the market
than there are buyers right
Jones also said higher inter-
est rates will have an effect on
the market
"I think this year will be very
profitable because a lot of
people will move into the area,"
Jones said. "But people are
making lower offers and taking
their time with buying hous-
While real estate agents
believe the prices of homes will
level off, it is likely the number
of home sales will continue to
"I still see a lot of people
coming to the area and taking
advantage of our bargains,"
Batten said.

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ABSALOM: Local family tree dates back to the Civil War's Battle of Olustee
Continued From Page 1A

B. L. Reynolds' Company (same
battalion) on Oct. 1, 1863. From
Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, 1863, Coon's
assignment was to cut on signal

Battle of Olustee service
At the Battle of Olustee,
according to official records,
Brigadier Gen. Joseph
Finnegan organized the 6th
Battalion Florida Infantry and
other regiments from Georgia
into the First Brigade, under
the command of Brigadier Gen.
Colquitt. At 3 p.m., on Feb. 20,
1864, Brigadier Gen. Colquitt
and some of his regiments took
to the field for the purpose of
skirmishing with the enemy to
determine its strength. Within
an hour, Brigadier Gen.
Finnegan and Brigadier Gen.
Colquitt realized the strength of
the enemy and the need for re-
enforcements. The 6th Florida
Battalion and 23rd Georgia
Regiment soon arrived to
engage in the fighting.
In May 1864, Gen. Joseph
Finnegan was ordered to pro-
ceed to Richmond, Va., with his
brigade, which included the 6th
Battalion Florida Infantry. After
arriving in Richmond, Coon's
regiment became the 9th
Florida Regiment, Florida
Brigade, and part of Richard H.
Anderson's Division, A. Hill's
3rd Corps, Army of Northern
Virginia at Hanover Junction,
Va., on May. 28, 1864. The
brigade helped gain a victory in
the second battle of Cold
Harbor, and then marched to
Petersburg, Va., participating in
the siege of that city. The
Florida Brigade also was used
to attempt protection of the
Weldon Railroad from Union,
forces on 'June 21-24 and
again at Ream's Station on
Aug. 25, 1864. *
Coon was with the Florida
Brigade when it -marched
50 miles on Dec. 7, 1864,
through sleet, snow and ice, to
Bellfield, Va., to engage the
Union forces; however, the
Union forces could not be
engaged, and the regiment had.
to march 50 miles back to camp,
in the terrible weather.
Sick and unable to fight

anymore, Coon was admitted to
General Hospital Howard's
Grove, in Richmond, Va., on
Jan. 9, 1865. He died there on
Jan. 14, 1865. His final resting
place has not been located. A
memorial marker has been
erected in his honor in the
Mount Tabor Cemetery.

Life continues back home
It must have been some time
before Lavinia Coon learned of
her husband's death. Seven
years later, a document in
Order Book A, page 64, March
9, 1872, recorded that Vina
Coon was appointed guardian
of James H. Coon, George W.
Coon, Wiley H. Coon, Addie R.
Coon, Martin Luther Coon, and
Melissa Franny Coon, all minor
heirs of Absalom Coon. Two
children, William J. Coon and
Parmelia McKinney, were of
age and represented their own
Parmelia Koon was born
about 1848 in South Carolina,
and died at Fort White on
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1892. She
married John McKinney about
1866. Her children were Etta,
Sarah, Roscoe, Alonzo, George,
Leeman, Logan, Florence,
Cottee and Atka.
William John Koon was born
Feb. 21, 1850, in South Carolina
and died June 19, 1879. He mar-
ried Susannah Polk in Alachua
County, on Dec. 12, 1875. Their
children were Mary Ann
Frances and Margaret Ann.
James H. Koon was born in
1853 in South Carolina and died
Aug. 21; 1892. He was buried in
the Old MountTabor Cemetery
in Columbia County.
George W. Koon was born
Aug. 6, 1854, in South Carolina
and died Oct. 4, 1875. He was
buried in the Old Mount Tabor
Cemetery, also.
Wiley H. Koon was born
April 1856 in South Carolina
and died in 1939. He married
Susan Wilson in Suwannee
County on March 5, 1882. She
was born June 20, 1865, and
died Dec. 17, 1912. Both were
buried in the Siloam. United
NI thodi -t Church Cemetery in
Columbia County. Their chil-
dren were Addie, William


NORETIA DEMPSEY/Courtesy photo
Lavinia Amanda Taylor Koon,
the wife of Absalom Koon.-
Henry, Cary, Earl, Horace,
Whitney, Alexander and Hugh.
Mary Alice (known as Alice
R. or Addie R.) Koon was born
about. 1858 and died June 19,
1894. She married William G.
Shealey in Columbia County on
Nov. 21, 1875.
Martin Luther (known as
Luther M.) Koon was born in
Florida on July 14, 1859, and
died Sept. 17, 1927. He married
Martha Graham in Columbia
County on July 3, 1882. She was
born March 7, 1865, and died
Dec. 7, 1947. Both were buried
in the Fort White Cemetery.
Their children (may be others)
were Nona, Ollie and Asa.
Frances Melissa (also known
as Fannie) Koon was born in
Florida on Nov. 15, 1863, and
died March 9, 1942. She mar-
ried Tristian Straughter
Graham in 1883. He was born
Dec. 20, 1855, and died Dec. 22,
1920. Both were buried in the
Philipipi Baptist Church
Cemetery, Columbia County.
Their children were: George R,
Peter A., Paul R., Gonzalo and
. On the 1900 census of
Columbia County, Lavina Coon
stated that she was born in
December 1820. She died
March 7, 1906, and was buried
in the Mount Tabor Cemetery,


Columbia County.
Descendants include (but
are not limited to) the follow-
ing: Wendell Bailey, Aubrey
Bailey, Wanda Jones, Bryan
Thomas Jones, David Bailey
Jones, Bailey Elizabeth Jones,
Carley Alexa Jones, Rebecca
Bailey, Kimberly Bailey,
Leanne Bailey, Daniel Bailey,
Emory L. Bailey, Stephen
Bailey, Savannah Bailey, Edwin
Graham, Melanie Daniels,
Stacy Daniels Morris, Matthew
Daniels, Kimberly Williams,
Brandy Williams, Ashley
Williams, Melissa Freeman,
Justin Freeman, Noretia
Dempsey, David Dempsey,
Michael Dempsey, Stephen
Dempsey, Dana Dempsey,
Maxwell. Dempsey, Daniel
Dempsey, Manuelita Michaud,
Ralph G. Graham, Keith
Graham, Justin Graham, Kevin
Graham, Kristopher Graham,
Kraig Graham, Kyle Graham,
Kristin Graham, Shane
Graham, McKay Graham,
Nevin Graham, Sr., Ellen
Dwayne Bestoso, Shauna
Molchan, Kalee Molchan,
Kevin Graham, Adam
Christopher Graham, Sierra
Lynn Graham, Nevin Graham,
Jr., Jamie Graham, Lindsey
Graham, Orman Graham,'
Bruce Graham, Thatcher
Graham, Corbin Graham,
Hurley Graham, John Graham,
Cheryl Krushel, Michelle
Krushel, Danette Krushel,
Donald Graham, Kacie
Graham, Makayla Graham,
Makenzie Graham, Willene
Elixson, Stacey Lynn Elixson
Harden, Clifford Jason Elixson,
Justin Kyle Elixson, John
Brandon Elixson, John Tyler
O'Steen, Austin Perry Harden,
Ashlyn Brooke Harden, Ayden
Cole Harden, Staci Ballance,
Gloree Balance, Christa
Heinmuller, Alyssa Heinmuller,
Cindy Short, Sheila Short,
Amanda Short, Amber Short,
Brandon Hudson, Julia Ann
Ripplinger, Michael Ward
Ripplinger, John Graham
Ripplinger, Abigail Grace
Ripplinger, Caleb Ward
Ripplinger,. Leoniard ..Bundy,
Kenneth Wade Bundy, Patricia
Lynn Bundy Taylor, Matthew
Gene Porter, Jason Porter,

Nathan Porter, Gregory
Leonard Bundy, Joseph Bundy,
Sherry Donna Bundy Petrillo,
Michael Petrillo, Steven
Petrillo, Mary Graham
Harrison, Peter-Jim Harrison,
Tristan Monroe Harrison,
Charlie Graham Harrison,
Luke O'Neill Harrison, Caleb
Monroe Hatrri-on. Sarah
Buford, Jamie Buford, Shaun
Mixon, Harvey Graham, Mark
S. Graham, l\ichelle Suzanne

Pryor, Abigail Nicole Steed,
Jeffrey Alexander Steed,
Melanie Fydell Dunlap, Lynda
Greene Rutenkroger, Laverne
Bryan, James M. Graham,
Alice Baxley, Shirley Martin,
Gerald Graham, Ronald
Graham, Diane Yirka, Beverly
Rahn, Julia Koon Sperring,
Phyllis Sperring Houston, Eric
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and A Beautiful Life as those in attendance sang.
His Grandchildren representing the years of happiness they shared put
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CHS claimed
its 20th win of
the season.

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Columbia High final-
ly subdued a pesky
Suwannee High team
by doing less. The
Tigers burst open a
game that was tied at
the half, winning 75-54
on Senior Night.
The Bulldogs actual-
ly led 17-11 late in the
first quarter before
Gerry Harris nailed a
3-pointer at the buzzer.
Nate Herring and
Javon Smith both

scored six points for
Suwannee in the quar-
Jakeem Hill had a
couple of steals to open
the second quarter,
scoring off one with
Cameron Reynolds
scoring off the other.
However, Ryan Hight
and Smith hit consecu-
tive 3-pointers, the sec-
ond on a bank, as
Suwannee kept the
Byron Shemwell
answered for Columbia
and Harris nailed
another trey. Shemwell
had five more points in
the quarter to help
keep Columbia even.
Shemwell led CHS with

TIM KIRBY/Lake City Reporter
Columbia High seniors Gerry Harris (from left),
Darian Parker, Justin Rayford, Jamal Brown and
Jeremy Rayford were honored before the Tigers
played Suwannee High on Saturday..Justin Rayford
started last year, but was unable to play this season
because of a football injury.
19 points and he mixed ers and a couple of
it up with three 3-point- behind-the-backboard

"Finally I got it
back," Shemwell said.
"It has been a long
road. Once I started
getting the easy shots,
it built my confidence
up to shoot and I kept
shooting. Hopefully
this will carry me
The Bulldogs made
one last-ditch effort,
opening the third quar-
ter on an 8-5 run.
Kenny Williams fol-
lowed with eight of his
10 points in the quar-
ter. Jeremy Rayford
had a 3-pointer and
Shemwell added a cou-

BBALL continued on 3B



CHS prepares to take

on new, tougher district

The Tigers will open their
season against Suwannee
High on Tuesday.

Andy Bennett is entering his fourth
year as head coach of Columbia High's
baseball team and his vision has taken
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young man with responsibility and
accountability to be a class act-in the
classroom and off the field," Bennett
said. "It is a reflection on the type of base-
ball player you are.
'"We are very excited. This is a great
group of kids to be around and we can do
big things. We have got to come every
day and be ready. We work hard, but we
can work harder and we will."
With back-to-back playoff appear-
ances, Columbia can make its case as
one of the top teams in re-formed District
4-5A. However, there is also Forest High,
which was 21-6 and a district champion
last year, as well as district runners-up
Gainesville High and Leesburg High.
Vanguard, Lake Weir and Eastside High
round out the district.
"Anytime you are getting into a new
district, you are just unfamiliar with
them," Bennett said. "With them so far
away, we haven't had a chance to play
any of those teams. It's tough when you
put into consideration making those long
trips. You have to stay mentally focused."
Columbia's Purple & Gold Game on
Friday was rained out. The Tigers play a
preseason game at Suwannee High at 5
p.m. Tuesday. There is a meet-the-team
dinner at 7 p.m. Monday in the CHS cafe-
teria. The regular-season home opener is
6 p.m. Feb. 16.
All of the Tigers played summer ball
with Bennett and there are two seniors

TIM KIRBY/Lake City Reporter
Members of the 2006 Columbia High baseball team are (front row, from left) Chris
Schneiders, Jay Cox, Hunter Allen, Aaron Randolph, Tyler Nash, Josh Boris, Brian Pitman
and Corey Burk. Back row (from left) are head coach Andy Bennett, Chandler Collins,
Danny Genung, Chris Martinez, Travis Peters, Craig Thomas, Brandon Rolfe, Blake.
Raulerson, Seth Carswell and coach Tad Cervantes.

and two sophomores bookending a 12-
man junior class. .
Corey Burk and Seth Carswell are the
seniors, both returning starters.
Carswell hit .296 last year with 18 runs,
four doubles and 11 RBIs. Burk hit .219
with' 14 runs and four doubles.
"Corey played left field last year, but
may move to center," Bennett said. "His
arm is a lot stronger since he played on
the (Des Hamilton) scout team. Seth had
a full summer of right field.
"These guys have outstanding aca-
demics and lead by example in the class-
room and on the field."
Battling in left field are Aaron
Randolph and Josh Boris.
"Aaron has good speed and great out-
field skills," Bennett said. "He needs to
be a guy who puts the ball on the ground.

Josh can play anywhere in the outfield.
He has a great arm and is accurate with
his throws. He had strep throat, but has
bounced back extremely well. Both are
working extremely hard and it is a toss-
Around the horn begins with Hunter
Allen at third base. Allen led the Tigers
last year with a .308 average and had 10
runs, nine doubles and 12 RBIs, He
reached base 16 times getting hit by a
"Hunter came up as a freshman and
never looked back," Bennett said. "He
pretty much said, 'it is my spot.' He has an
outstanding work ethic and I have a lot of
trust in him to get the job done.".

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CHS wrestling 2nd in district


TV Sports

I p.m.
NBC Regional coverage. Los Angeles at
Philadelphia or Colorado at Georgia
5 p.m.
ESPN PBA,Atlanta Classic, at Norcross,
Ga. (same-day tape)
9 a.m.
TGC European PGA Tour, Dubai
Desert Classic final round, at Dubai, United
Arab Emirates (same-day tape)
3 p.m.
CBS PGA Tour, FBR Open, final round,
at Scottsdale.Ariz.
I p.m.
CBS Regional coverage, Oklahoma at
Kansas or Navy at Army
2 p.m.
FSN Maryland at N.C. State
ABC Houston at New York (will air on
ESPN in Detroit)
6 p.m.
ABC Super Bowl XL, Seattle vs.
Pittsburgh, at Detroit
FSN Florida at Kentucky
4 p.m.
FSN Texas Tech at Texas A&M
2 a.m.
FSN Washington St. at Washington
(delayed tape)

6:30 p.m.
ESPN Champions Tour, Champions
Skins Game, at Wailea, Hawaii
7 p.m.
ESPN2 Louisville at Cincinnati
9 p.m.
ESPN2 -Texas at Texas Tech
ESPN2 St. Mary's, Calif. at Gonzaga
7 p.m.
OLN -Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders.
10:30 p.m.
OLN Calgary at San Jose


NFL playoffs

Wild Card
Washington 17,Tampa Bay 10
New England 28, Jacksonville 3
Carolina 23, New York Giants 0
Pittsburgh 31, Cincinnati 17
i Divisional Playoffs
Seattle 20,Washington 10
Denver 27, New England, 13
Pittsburgh 21, Indianapolis 18
Carolina 29, Chicago 21
Conference Championships
Pittsburgh 34, Denver 17
Seattle 34, Carolina 14
m' Super Bowl
Pittsburgh vs. Seattle, 6:30 p.m. (ABC)
Pro Bowl
Sunday, Feb. 12
At Honolulu
AFC vs. NFC. 6 rrpm (ESPN)


NBA standings

Atlantic Division
W L Pct'
New.Jersey 24 21 .533
Philadelphia 24 23 .511 I
Boston 18 30 .375
Toronto 17 30 .362
NewYork 14 31 .311
Southeast Division
W L Pct,.
Miami 29 19 .604
Washington 22 23 .489
Orlando 19 26 .4221
Atlanta 14 32 .304
Charlotte 12 36 .250

Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 39 6 .867 -
Cleveland 27 19 .587 12 1/2
Milwaukee 23 22 .511 16
Indiana 22 22 .500 16 1/2
Chicago 20 25 .444 19
Southwest Division

San Antonio
New Orlea


L.A. Clipper
L.A. Lakers
Golden Stai

W L Pct
o 37 10 .787
36 10 .783
26 19 .578
ans 23 22 .511
17 29 .370
Northwest Division
W L Pct
25 23 .521
23 24 .489
21 24 .467
19 27 .413
17 28 .378

Pacific Division
30 16
27 17
24 22
20 25
19 27

Friday's Games
Atlanta 96, Orlando 94
Toronto 104, New York 90
L.A. Clippers 98, Boston 81
Charlotte 112, L.A. Lakers 102
Detroit 87, Philadelphia 80
Houston 100, Seattle 77
Utah 89, Sacramento 79
Portland 89, Minnesota 85
Saturday's Games
(Late Games Not Included)
New Jersey 105, Miami 92
Washington 98,Atlanta 85
Orlando 100, Boston 91
Philadelphia 100, Cleveland 95
Detroit at Indiana (n)
L.A. Lakers vs. New Orleans (n)
Memphis at Milwaukee (n)
Seattle at Dallas (n)
Chicago at Phoenix (n)
Portland at Denver (n)
Minnesota at Golden State (n)
Today's Games
Houston at NewYork, Noon
LA. Clippers at Toronto, I p.m.
Utah at Sacramento, 3:30 p.m.
Monday's Games
Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m.
Houston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Boston at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Seattle at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
New Orleans at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Utah, 9 p.m.
Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

College scores

Bucknell 68, Colgate 59
Cornell 79, 'Harvard 77
Dartmouth 78, Columbia 68
Fc.rbhhr/, 90. DuquEirn 81 -
Hofstra 77, Delaware 62 "
Holy Cross 77, Lafayette 61
La Salle 62,Temple 56
Massachusetts 63, Rhode Island 61
Miami (Ohio) 81, Buffalo 74
Monmcuh, Nj 63 Cenr Conn. St.48
Mourc St Mary's, Md. 71, St. Francis, Pa.56
Penn 74,Yale 52 .
Princeton 52, Brown 37 .
Providence 81, St.John's 73
Villanova 72, Marquette 67
WestVirginia 66, Cincinnati 57
Alabama 67, LSU 62
Belmont 75, Stetson 68
Bethune-Cookman 63, Coppin St. 62
Birmingham-Southern 74,VMI 59
Boston College 74,Virginia Tech 73
Char!eston Southern 86, High Point 66
Charlotte 62, Dayton 49
Coastal Carolina 64,Winthrop 50
Duke 97, Florida St.96, OT
Elon 73,The Citadel 62
Embry-Riddle 80,Warner Southern 49,
Florida Atlantic 77, Gardner-Webb 63
Florida Memorial 73, Flagler 71
George Mason 69, N.C.-Wilmington 62
Georgia 74,Vanderbilt 73
Georgia College 67, Augusta St. 54
Georgia Southern 93, Chattanooga 71
Houston 64, East Carolina 60, OT
Lipscomb 83, Mercer 66
Louisville 89, Notre Dame 86
Miami 70, Georgia Tech 53
Middle Tennessee 66, Fla. International 64

Mississippi St. 71,Auburn 53
Newberry 64, Carson-Newman 60
Norfolk St. 65, Howard 64
North Carolina 76, Clemson 61
Old Dominion 87,James Madison 69
Rollins 60, Eckerd 55
Tennessee 86, Mississippi 72
UAB 75, UCF 68
UNC-Greensboro.65, Furman 59
Utah St. 63, Louisiana Tech 62
Virginia 75,Wake Forest 73
W. Carolina 77, Davidson 70
William & Mary 90, Georgia St. 73
Butler 63,Wis.-Milwaukee 60, OT
Carleton 71, Concordia, Moor. 69
Connecticut 88, Indiana 80
E. Michigan 56, Ball St. 43
IUPUI 87, Oakland, Mich. 72
III.-Chicago 63, Detroit 57
Iowa 94, Michigan 66
Kent St. 63,Akron 57
Loyola of Chicago 81, Cleveland St. 75
Michigan St. 77, Northwestern 66
N. Iowa 83, Indiana St. 56
Ohio 93, Bowling Green 90, 20T
Ohio St. 67, Minnesota 53
Oklahoma St. 63, Kansas St. 61
Toledo 78, Cent. Michigan 62
Wichita St. 7 I, S. Illinois 63, 20T
Arkansas 73, South Carolina 59
Memphis 84, Rice 79
Nicholls St. 69,Texas St. 66
Northwestern St. 72, Stephen F.Austin 66
SE Louisiana 95, Texas-San Antonio 82
Texas 83,Texas A&M 70
Texas Tech 73, Missouri 55
Texas-Pan American 62, St. Edward's 44
Arizona St. 68, Southern Cal 65
BYU 65,Air Force 59
Boise St. 66, Fresno St. 63
Idaho St. 95, Montana 70
New Mexico 64, Utah 52
UC Davis 83, Cal Poly 70
UC Irvine 74, CS Northridge 57
UC Riverside 78, Cal St.-Fullerton 73, OT
UCLA 84,Arizona 73
Washington St. 77,Washington 64

Cornell 63, Dartmouth 47
Fairfield 77, Rider 69, OT
Harvard 69, Columbia 59
Iona 95, Canisius 58
Niagara 67, Manhattan 5 I
Penn 68, Brown 5 I
Princeton 66,Yale 49
DePaul 80, South Florida 66
ETSU 88,Jacksonville 73
North Florida 72, Kennesaw St. 68
S. Carolina St. 63, Delaware St. 51

Top 25 games

Today's Games
No. 9 Pittsburgh at No. 17 Georgetown,
No. 10 George Washington vs. Richmond,
No. 18 N C StUe > M nryiind,2 p.m.
"No. 19 Oliahom 3E K.::,' l.m.' '""


NHL games

Friday's Games
Washington 4,Toronto I
Florida 5,Atlanta 2
New Jersey 3, Carolina 0
Vancouver 3, Calgary I
Saturday's Games
Montreal 2, Boston 0
St. Louis 4, Dallas 3, OT
Detroit 3, Colorado 0
N.Y. Islanders 5, Pittsburgh 4, SO
N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 3, OT
Atlanta 6, Florida 4
Toronto 4, New Jersey 2
Ottawa at Buffalo (n)
Washington at Tampa Bay (n)
Chicago at Nashville (n)
Minnesota at Phoenix (n)
Vancouver at Edmonton (n)
Anaheim at San Jose (n)
Today's Games
Carolina at Boston, I p.m.
Philadelphia at Montreal, I p.m.
Monday's Games
Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Nashville at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Columbus at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Calgary at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Poole, Dicks

are district


From staff reports

Columbia High's wrestling
team placed second in the
District 2-2A tournament in
Lake City on Friday. Lincoln
won the meet with 186.5
points, while Columbia
scored 167.5. ,
Following CHS were
Fleming Island High (151),
Ridgeview High (122),

Middleburg High (120),
Chiles High (78), and Leon
High (4).
Columbia had two district
champions Greg Poole in
the 145-pound weight class
and Brady Dicks at 215.
Other Tigers who qualified
for regional competition by
placing in the top four are:
Michael Burrus (third at
103), Chris Dahlbeck (second
at 125), Josh Hook (third at
130), Jeff Kennedy (third at
135), Matt Bohannon (third at
140), Eric Ball (fourth at 152),
Chad Vercher (third at 171).
Lewis Sharp (third at 189),
and Daniel Brown (second at

District champions in the
other weight classes are: 103
- Kris Downing, Chiles; 112
- Marcus Meredith, Lincoln;
119 Wilson Frasier,
Lincoln; 125 Stephon
Cohens, Ridgeview; 130 -
Louis Demott, Fleming
Island; 135 Will Pafford,
140 Adam Taylor,
Fleming Island; 152 Jon
Toalson, Fleming Island; 160
- Mike Snavely, Fleming
Island; 171 Mike Dipaul,
Ridgeview; 189 Xavier
Lamb, Lincoln; 275 Juan
Mata-Kelly, Ridgeview.

Volleyball champions

The Lake City Volleyball Association entered two teams in the AAU Classic at Disney's Wide World of
Sports in Orlando on Jan. 28-29. The Lake City 14's won the championship in the Bronze Division,
which had 26 teams ini the age division. The 17's lost in the semifinals. Celebrating the championship
are Alexis Norris, Hannah Sullivan, Jeanette Smithey, Katie Sweat, Zulimar Marrero, Clydette
Douglas, Jessie Milton, Kristina Wilson, Brittany Cannon and coaches, Robin Smithey, RobertSullivan:
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get 20th win of season

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pie of treys, including one at
the buzzer for a 53-44 lead.
Columbia added another
22-point quarter in the fourth
arid Suwannee could not keep
"We were getting nothing
out of our full-court press in the
first half," CHS head coach
Trey Hosford said. "Our guys
were not rotating and they
were getting, easy baskets.
Coach (John) Brown suggest-
ed we drop back in our man to
.man. We didn't press at all in
the second half and they actu-
ally had to work harder.
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e wee weeks he has been struggling.
completely He did a better job attacking
different team in the basket He just needs to
the second half" have confidence in himself."
the second half. Two other Tigers hit double
figures Hill with 12 and
Trey Hosford, Cameron Reynolds with
CHS head basketball coach 10. Hill scored on an alley-oop
from Shemwell and added
another -thunderdunk.
ferent team in the second half." Reynolds was 4-of-5 from the
Shemwell and Williams, who free throw line.
finished with 17 points, corn- Rayford finished with seven
bined for 24 points in the sec- points and Harris had his two
ond half. treys. Tavaris Reynolds and
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After the first seven-tenths of a mile of the Olustee Battle
Festival's 5K race Saturday morning, the front-runner was
Columbia High School track coach Randy Paris.

Runners raise

funds for CHS

Forty-eight runners
stretched their muscles
along Lake Desoto on
Saturday morning to warm
up for the Olustee Battle
Festival's 5K Run/Walk that
weaved through downtown.
The temperature was a
balmy 65 degrees for the
event that began at 8 a.m.,
with participants beginning
the race by running behind
a police car with flashing
lights around the lake.
Leading the pack after the
first seven-tenths of a mile
was Randal Paris, the new
track coach for Columbia
County High School, fol-
lowed by Paul Hebb, a mem-
ber of the Air Force from
Valdosta, Ga., and Miclihael-
Scott, a member of the
Columbia High School cross
country team.
The race was organized
as a fundraiser for the
Columbia High School cross
country team, said Shelli
Shoup, Columbia High
School cross country coach.
"The Lake City Running
Club is sponsoring this
event to help support the
Columbia High School cross
country running team and
to promote fitness in the
communityt" Shoup said.
All the money from the
event goes to pay for
uniforms, transportation,

equipment, and fees for the
cross country running team
to enter races, Shoup said.
"None of that money is
provided by the school. All
of that money has to be
raised by the team mem-
bers. "We have six members
form the cross country
team, we have a runner
from Jacksonville, Valdosta,
Ga., and Jasper and then a
lot of local people who are
interested in fitness and
wanted to come out and
enjoy the morning," Shoup
The race had been an
annual event for many yeats
and, although it had not
taken place in recent years,
the group plans to do it
again next year, she said.
"We're starting it back up
-after 15 years," 'Shoup said.
" Several observers stood
along the sidelines by Lake
Desoto, before the turnoff
that led contestants onto the
rest of the course.
One observer was Wyatt
Lewis, and his four children,
aged 5- to-10 years old, there
to cheer on his wife, Jackie
Lewis, a member of the
Lake City Running Club,
who was running in the
The top three finishers
and their times were: Randal
Paris, 19:47.05, Michael
Scott, 20:58.74 and Paul
Hebb, 21.01.00.

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Columbia County

Charter Review Commission

Public Hearing




6:30 PM

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The Columbia County Charter Review Commission
announces a Public Hearing to which all
citizens of Columbia County are invited.

The county charter was adopted by the voters of Columbia County
in November 2002. It operates like a "constitution" for the county
government. It can be amended only by a vote of the electors of the
county. The Charter Review Commission is an independent body
that has the authority to place proposed amendments to the charter
on the November 7th election ballot for your consideration.

The purpose of the Hearing is to obtain your comments on the
county charter and county government, and suggestions for
improvements and revisions to the charter that you would like the
Charter Review Commission to consider.

Copies of the charter are available at
or by calling the county offices at 758-1005. Please plan on
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Second College
Edition, states
that a chamber is a board
or council, among other
definitions. When one adds
the second part, commerce,
defined as the buying and
selling of goods and
intellectual exchange, one
can see who we are and
what we do. The Chamber
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and industries of our area
and to support your
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prepared as new businesses
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True Value Hardware are
expanding their services this
A.C. Milton and son Al
Milton are working on remod-
eling the building that houses
Sunshine Electrical, located at
1396 SW Main Blvd., and
making room for the new
business, Grand Rental
Sunshine Electrical
Plumbing and Supply Co. was
opened in 1968 with the hard-
ware store opening seven
years later. A Fort White hard-
ware store was opened in
'The wholesale supply part
of Sunshine Electrical is being
moved to one side of the

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Sunshine Electrical Plumbing and Supply Co. and Sunshine True Value Hardware Owners A.C. Milton
(left) and Al Milton review blue prints of the company's new project. The Miltons are working on
remodeling the building that houses Sunshine Electrical and making room for a new business, Grand
Rental Station.

building, and Grand Rental
Station will be on the other

side of the building," said Al

However, they will be two
completely separate

businesses, said A.C. Milton.
"Sunshine Electrical will
continue to sell wholesale
supply, from equipment used
below ground to the top of the
roof," Al Milton said.
Grand Rental Station will
offer new services previously
not available at any of the
Sunshine outlets in Lake City
and Fort White.
"We're going to rent every-
thing from wedding and party
supplies to various hand tools,
power tools and lawn equip-
ment," Al Milton said. "We're
even going to have smaller
construction equipment for
This new business was
something A.C. Milton and Al
Milton had discussed for the
past few years.
"This past year, we just
decided we'd do it," Al Milton
said. "You've got a few places
in town already (that have
equipment available), but we
just think it'll be a good fit."
The plan is for Grand
Rental Station to be open in

Roberts: 'Time to move on' lR'-E;DE

Four decades in
business is enough
for local firm.
troberts@lakecityreporter. corn
Dredgeco Mine Services
Inc., closed its doors
Wednesday afternoon, ending
nearly 40 years of sf-vice to0
the community and residents

of Columbia County.
Dredgeco, which special-
ized in repairing mining
equipment, has been owned
and operated by Red Roberts
for nearly four decades.
'We started out as Red's
Repair," Roberts said. "We
later changed the name to
Dredgeco in '91."
Roberts said when the
structures that housed
Dredgeco were built on

Branford Highway, cows,
horses and pastures were
across the street. Those pas-
tures have been replaced by
local businesses.
He believes the location has
become more commercialized
than it was many years ago.
'The land use has changed.
out here," Roberts said. "It is
more commercial now."

DREDGECO continued on 3C

Red Roberts closed
his Dredgeco Mine
Services business
Wednesday after
40 years in operation
in Lake City. Roberts
said he will retire
from the industry and
pursue other
interests;- ..

TROY ROBERTS/Lake City Reporter

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Great Location between Lake City and Live
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"AS IS". $330,000. MLS#49844. For more info,
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Beautiful Country Home on 10 Acres. Paved
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Author Ruth King tel
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special business workshop at
11 a.m., Feb. 21, at the
Holiday Inn on Commerce
Drive in Lake City.
The workshop, titled
"Hiring the Best and
Managing the Rest," will help
companies learn how to
acquire and protect their
most valuable resource -
their employees.
The $25 fee includes lunch
and materials. The event is
sponsored by the Lake City
Reporter, WDSR 1340 AM,
WNFB Mix 94.3 FM and the
Lake City Advertiser.
For more information, call
SCORE at 755-9026, ext.
3214, Vern Lloyd at 752-4885
or John Pierce at 344-2472.

SERVPRO franchise
opens in Lake City
SERVPRO of Columbia &
Suwannee Counties has
opened for business offering
a full line of fire and water
cleanup and restoration
services to help home and
business owners regain
control of their lives faster
following a loss.
"As a new franchise, we are
proud to be able to bring
SERVPRO Industries, Inc.'s
services to our customers,"
said owner Charles
In addition to fire, water
and mold cleanup and
restoration services,
residential and commercial
customers can take
advantage of a wide variety of
cleaning .services.

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The Muscular Dystrophy
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Continued From Page 1C

black hole," said Franke, who
said companies who operate
this way are continually in
arrears to the IRS.
Many of these small busi-
ness owners fall into the very
human trap of hoping to get
their affairs in order before
they see a CPA or tax attor-
ney, but never getting around
to it because they're juggling
too much. Here, again, is a
sign that the owner needs to
rethink how the company is
being run and probably needs
to get some help.
Barbara Weltman, a tax
attorney in Millwood, N.Y.,
and author of "J.K Lasser's
Small Business Taxes," says
this is a problem particularly
for young businesses, or
those being operated on the
side, such as an entrepreneur
who sells collectibles on
'Theae just start out doing'
what they're doing and don't
realize that they have become
a business," she. said.
The solutions in all these
cases is to start now, organiz-
ing your records for last year
and while you're at it, get-
ting yourself on a better path
for 2006. The best method is
to use financial. software; if
you're not sure which one will
work the best for you, ask
your accountant (don't have
one? Now's the time to get
one) or other small business
If you don't have time to
sort through all the papers
and input the numbers into a
software program, hire some-
one to do it.
Even while the process of
organizing your records is
- under way, you should be
sitting down with a tax pro-
fessional, to try to anticipate
what your tax: liability will
be, .and also to do some
planning for the rest of this
Organized or not, many
small business owners will
find they're not going to meet
this year's deadlines for filing

CHAMBER: Goals for the year include literacy, job growth, training

Continued From Page 1C
to Columbia County and the
Lake City area. Knowing that
the first look becomes the
first, and often lasting, look,
we feel we can give a great
first impression by addressing
these areas:
A Through the workforce
committee, we hope to
strengthen the available
workforce and continue to
. attract new Workers to our
existing and new businesses.
We welcome the new workers
and returning workers to our
area workforce to attract new
businesses and industries and
to support present businesses
as they expand. New workers
to our area will 'increase the
need for expanded services.
To continue growth of
controlled and selected
businesses and industry, we'
must be sure that services,
entertainment and housing
are readily available. This
means utilities available to.
build apartments and homes.
Through cooperation 'of our

County Commissioners and
City Council, we can reach
that goal and everyone will
benefit. We are looking to the
Commission and Council to
join together to address the
utility issues. This
commitment will require coop-
eration on the part of these
governmental bodies and the
citizens throughout our city
and county.
E Additionally, our
workforce must be literate and
trained to help all-of us as we
work for our business and
industries' goals. This is a
project, we can all be a
participant in and see the
,positive results. Please
consider being a mentor,
because the very student you
help may be one of your work-
ers in the future. If, on the
other hand, the student you
decide not to mentor, may also
become your employee and
then he/she will need to be
mentored, at your expense,
after joining your business.

DREDGECO: Owner closes

Continued From Page 1C
Roberts said his land was
purchased by Westfield Realty
Group, who plans to put up a
commercial center and retail
stores on and around the site.
After putting 40 years into
the business, Roberts said he
doubts he'll miss the work.
'There is a little nostalgia

connected to' the business, but
miss it? No," Roberts said.
"It's just time to move on to
something different."
Nearing 65, Roberts said he
is unsure what he'll do next.
"I'm thinking about buying
and selling property," he

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The time we spend now will
pay off for all of us in the
Don't just ask what your
Chamber of Commerce can do
for you, come and join a
Chamber committee and be a
part of the action. Your
participation can make a
difference in the future of
Lake City and Columbia
County. On behalf ,of the
Chamber Board of Directors,
happy Year 2006. We hope it is
your best year yet.
On behalf of the Chamber of
Commerce Directors and
staff, I would like to thank all
our members in attendance at
the 84th Annual Chamber
Dinner. It is because of our
members that we are able to
celebrate 84 years of service to
the business community. I
would like to especially thank
Allie's, Bellsouth, Buddy's
Home Furnishings, C.C.'s
Flower Villa, City of Lake City,
LCCC Florida Association of
Community Colleges, Lake

City Community College,
LCCC Student Activities'
Office, Lake City Florist and
Quality Inn. These businesses
sponsored and contributed .in
t h e
planning of the annual dinner
and helped to make it a
success. I would like to also
thank Charlene Brown,
Sharon Best, Jennifer
Bachmaier and Gina Reynolds
for organizing this annual.
Congratulations to Richard
Powell of Powell & Jones, CPA
for being .awarded the 2005
Business Person of the Year
Award. He is not only a suc-
cessful business man but also
places a great emphasis on
making our community a bet-
ter place to live. Richard and
his wife Marion have always
placed importance on youth
activities and helping
Columbia County to grow.
Congratulations to Jim
Poole, Executive Director of
the Lake City-Columbia

County Chamber of
Commerce/IDA for being
awarded the Visionary
Leadership Award. He has
made notable contributions to
enhancing our community and
building public-private part-
nerships. Jim has raised the
standard for business develop-
ment and has been highly suc-
cessful at making Columbia
County more
attractive, from both- a
business.and quality of life per-
The Chamber welcomes
new members: North Florida
Laundry, LLC; Planet Beach
Tanning Spa; Aaron Simque
Homes, Inc.; Lake City RV
Park; Register's Chem-Dry;
Anson Simque (Daniel Crapps-
Agency); and Sparks
Construction. For information
about the Chamber, call us at
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of Lake City Community

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real-world situations not
taught in business schools in
her new book, The Ugly
Truth About Small Business.
The book features the
story of Lester Scaff, CEO of
S&S Fo6ds, Inc., in Lake City.
Scaff tells his story of the
disaster he faced and how he
survived so that others can
learn from his mistakes.
The book focuses on the
day-to-day grind that all
business owners face and
deals with reality, not theory.
Along with Scaff's story,
there are 49 other actual
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Best in the nation
Kennedy Communications received Nextel Partners' Dealer of the
Year award for 2005 today for the North Florida and South
Georgia markets. Jason Coleman, (right) indirect manager for the
region, presented the award to Scott Kennedy, president of
Kennedy Communications. The Lake City business has won this
award for four consecutive years. The North Florida and South
Georgia operations, based in Tallahassee, was the top Nextel
Partners' market in the U.S. in 2005, making Kennedy
Communications the top-ranked Nextel dealer in the top-ranked
national market.

LCMC's parent
picked for program

HCA, parent corporation
for the Lake City Medical
Center, has announced that
the local center will pilot a
new administrative position
that is to be known as Chief
Operating Officer/Chief
Financial Officer
(COO/CFO) for the
After thoroughly
examining many hospitals
throughout our company,
HCA has selected Jill Adams,
current CFO of Lake City
Medical Center, to pilot the
new position in this trial

Casons join
Westfield Realty
Westfield Realty Group
announces the addition of
Realtors Matt and Carrie
Besides her Real Estate
license, Carrie earned a
bachelors degree in business
administration and public
relations from the University
of Florida.
She also
is a licensed
Real Estate
Broker, and
has her
Mortgage A
Broker's Carrie Cason
Matt Cason comes to
Westfield Realty from the
industry. He
and Real
Estate after Matt Cason
purchasing his first home.
Matt is a lifetime resident
of Lake City and has deep
roots in the community.

From staff reports

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-113.59 -10,000

Record high: 11,722.98 I 1 1 1 1 1 i* 9,500
Jan. 14,2000 F M A M J J A S O N D J F M

Total Assets Total Return/Rank Pct Min Init
Name Obj ($Mlns) NAV 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load Invt
American Funds A: GwthFdA p XG 73,622 31.91 +0.9 +20.5/B +17.6/A 5.75 250
Vanguard Idx Fds: 500 n SP 69,375 116.53 -0.6 +8.1/A +1.2/A NL 3,000
American Funds A: InvCoAA p LV 66,959 32.03 +0.2 +10.5/B +21.6/B 5.75 250
American Funds A: WshMutA p LV 62,374 31.27 -0.4 +6.3/D +23.2/B 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: Contra ne XG 60,093 65.67 +0.7 +20.7/B +45.6/A NL 2,500
PIMCO instl PIMS: TotRet n IB 54,597 10.47 -0.3 +2.7/A +35.9/A NL 5,000,000
Dodge&Cox: Stock XV 52,184 140.94 +0.5 +14.0/A +69.1/A NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: Magellan n LC 51,181 109.81 +0.4 +11.3/A -2.7/C NL 2,500
American Funds A: IncoFdA p MP 48,700 18.41 +0.4 +6.4/C +47.4/A 5.75 250
American Funds A: EupacA p IL 45,484 42.88 +0.5 +27.7/A +48.9/B 5.75 250
American Funds A: CapInBIdA p MP 44,688 54.19 +0.6 +8.6/B +60.9/A 5.75 250
American Fund A: CapWGrA p GL 42,101 37.81 +0.3 +19.7/B +66.7/A 5.75 250
Vanguard InstI Fds: Instldx n SP 39,154 115.62 -0.6 +8.2/A +1.9/A NL 5,000,000
Vanguard Admiral: 500Adml n SP 38,028 116.55 -0.6 +8.2/A +1.6/A NL 100,000
American Funds A: NewPerA p GL 36,756 29.70 +0.2 +18.6/B +34.5/B 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: LowPr rn MV 36,720 43.05 +2.9 +15.7/C +119.5/A NL 2,500
Fidelity Invest: Diverlntl n IL 33,094 34.44 +2.0 +26.0/B +67.4/A NL 2,500
American Funds A: BalA p BL 33,009 17.98 -0.6 -+5.0/D +37.9/A 5.75 250
Fidelity Invest: Groinc LC 31,082 34.84 -1.0 +5.7/D +2.5/B NL 2,500
Vanguard Idx Fds: TotStkn XC 29,785 30.66 +0.1 +10.4/C +10.1/C NL 3,000
Vanguard Fds: Wndsll n LV 29,064 31.63 -0.8 +8.6/C +33.4/A NL 3,000
Fidelity invest: GroCo n XG 27,415 65.70 -0.3 +22.1/B -2.5/C NL 2,500
Vanguard Fds: Welltn n BL 26,250 30.82 +0.3 +9.1/B +38.2/A NL 3,000
Fidelity invest: Equtlnc n El 26,057 53.83 -0.1 +9.4/B +21.5/C NL 2,500
American Funds A: FundlnvA p LV 24,390 37.16 +2.5 +19.6/A +28.5/B 5.75 .250
Fidelity Invest: Puritan BL 24,078 18.99 -0.1 +7.0/C +27.5/A NL 2,500
Dodge&Cox: Balanced n BL 23,611 82.90 +0.4 +9.5/B +59.9/A NL 2,500
BL-Balanced, El -Equity Income, GL -Global Stock, HB -HeallthBiotech, IB -Intermediate Bond, IL-Intemational Stock, LC -Large-Cap Core, LG
-Large-Cap Growth, LV -Large-Cap Val., MP -Stock/Bond Blend, MT -Morgage, SP -S&P 500, SS -Single-State Muni, XG -Multi-Cap Growth.
Total Retum: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom
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Thurs., 9:00 a.m.
Fri., 9:00 a.m.
Fri., 9:00 a.m.

These deadlines are subject to change without notice.

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February 5, 2006

020 Lost & Found

LOST I Gold Chandelier Earing.
Lost Fndaj 1.2' between
12 00& I 1X1 pnm Rea.jrd
Please call 3S6-'52-1076

Roofing & Gutters

Specializing in Reroofs,
Roof Repair, Roof Cleaning.
Call 3S6-607-3134

Gospel Musician

Pianist & Keyboardist. Available
an time except Sunda. Morning.
Reasonable Prices
386-752-9032, ask for Bro. Erik.

Painting Service

Nicks Professional Painting &
Pressure Washing. Free '
Estimates. Will Meet or Beat all
other Esttmaies. 31'6-3-14-4-24

Home Improvements

Kjte hen & Bath Remodeling.
Electrical repairs, Carpentry.
Paint & Trim Call 386-365-9909

Home Maintenance

Grey Wolf Enterprises
Custom Site Built Sheds, Decks
& Vinyl/Hardy Board Siding.
Home Maint. & Improvements
Call For Estimaie 3S6-697-6765

020 Lost & Found
LOST MONEY Chlip, aich.
'Call 386-754-6966

060 Services

Free eslimale'. ill come o 10ou.
Call 3S6-365-3603 or 3S6-'55-29' I

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ake City Reporter
is currently looking for an
independent nev. paper carrier
from Columba Cita to Fort White
area. Deliher the Repoier in the
;early morning hours'
Tuesday Sunday.
No delivery on Monday's.
Cartier must have dependable
transportation. Stop by the
Reporter today to fill out a
contractor's inquirers form.
N, phone calls please!

Lawn & Landscape Service

Custom Cuts Lawn & Landscape.
Customized lan n care, sod, trim-
ming, design. Com. & Resd. Lic. &
insured. Call 386-496-2820 lv msg.
Kirkland's Lawn Care
If \ou need Bulsh Hog Work, Field
Klo' ing. Trimming or Hauling,
Please Call 04-259-3352
Make xour flower beds look like
riew. Deli'. ered & spread or just
deli'en. 3m.-9035-6595


Affordable Elderlh care in ;our
home. What e'er %our need. Clean-
ing. Cooking. Baihing Call Debra
904- 259-7319 or 904-674-3442
DUMP TRAILER drop off, Bob
Cat work,. Const. cleanup, Lime
rock, Driveways cut, Concrete re-
moved, Free Est. Call 386-362-6293
Pick up of unwanted metals,
tin, scrap vehicles.
386-755-0133 WeRecycle.

Drywall Services

DRYWALL Hang, Finish;
Textures; Plaster & Stucco Repairs;
Interior & Exterior Painting.
386-752-2412 .

Land Services

Mowing, Harrowing, Seeding,
Leveling, Pine Tree Planting.
Call 386-752-7109

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Lake City Reporter
Creative Director
Immediate opening for &rson
with high level ot dc,,i. aid
creative skills. Must have
experience using Quark Xpress,
Photo Shop. Illustrator, Adobe
TrDesien and Acrobat. Person
will oversee daili operation of,
Creaii' e Sen. Ice depairminiin.
2-4 ,,ear. nel' 'paper or other
graphic position and supervisory
e \perience helpful. Salary will be
hased on '. orl experience and
creative abiliie' Medical bnelr ii-
and 4-l11k available
Send reunle to"
Da% e Kimler
IS E.DuvalSt.
Lake Cit,. FL 32055
dkim leria.lakccit ti', i

REPORTER Classifieds
In Print and On Line

Land Services /

tr Bulldozer Work! Tractor
work, root raking, bush hogging,
seeding, sodding, disking, site prep
& landscape work. Custom Lawn
care. lrrieaiior, Repair &
Irisiallation. Free Estiinaie
Call "75-38s90or i3s561 r23-'32u(


F. Thomas Enterprises: Quality
\\ork. Resornable Pi ices. Toys to
Furruture. Call 3.'h0-752-7387
or email ftc206(


Masonry & Tree Masters
All Types, Free Est.
Fast & Straight, Down & Away.
Call Today 386-935-0331

Tree Service

Tree Trimming, Tree Removal,
Fully Insured!!
30 years experience
963-2140 or 365-0743.
removal & stump grinding. Senior
discount. 15 years experience.
386-590-7798 or 386-963-3360


Divorce, Bankruptcy, Resumes
RE Closings, Legal Forms
248 N Marion Av. 755-8717

100 Opportunities

04501456 '
Auto Parts'Counter Person
FT, Computer Knowledge,
Cusitomer Fricndl..
Call jlamcs BR.iop 352.i 72-2561
3535 North Mlarin Si Gainesville.

ii,, Bod' Repair Techs
ASE & i-C-ar Certified;.
Immediate Openings.
Call Conrad Smith 352-372-2561
3535 North Main St, Gainesville

-Lit.: Sales Consultants
Dependable, Detail Oriented
& Well Organized.
Cu-.ioner Set Ice a plas..
1Medical. Denial. 4i1Ilk and niore
Call Tim Bro.' n 352-3'2-25.0
3535 North Mlin St. Gaines\ ille

Lake City Reporter

The Lake City Reporter has an
opportunity for an enthusiastic
professional to join our '
Advertising Team! You'll make
outbound ; sales calls arid assist
customers. Previous sales
experience helpful. Strong
communication: skills and the
ability, to thrive in a fast paced
team environment a must. We'll
reward your efforts with
competitive compensation,
excellent benefits and outstanding
Apple, to.
Lake'City Reporter, Attn:
Advertising Director,
P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL
32056 or e-mail to


!! $2,000 Sign On Bonus!!
Limited Time Only
FL., GA., SC., NC., TN., AL.
Top pay-up to .40 cpm w/5 yrs
Guaranteed Hometime
Health & Disability Ins. Avail.
*Life & Dental Ins. Provided
*401K available
Safety Bonus
Call 800-874-4270 # 6
Highway 301 South, Starke, FL.

Painters needed Immediately!
AutoBody/Aircraft/Spray Paint
exp. required. Selected applicants
will be subject to background
check and pre-employment drug
screen. Call 386-752-5557 or
apply to: 1300 E. Duval St.

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Responsible for conducting site
re'. ev.s tor the arnous programs
run b h ihe FSR'-

Masters in social work,
ps\choloi\. rmdit dual and fjamil.
counseling. or a closely\ related
humnin service field '.' 'th Mto
lears ol po'inuasters experience in
, a family and children's services
i setting, or a Bachelors degree
v. ith three \ears of expenence.'
Pre hious experience in
nianaiemnient. admrnnistratve
police hitting., Taming and
quaLi. inipro'enieri is
qrongI3 preferred.
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$33.50i0 AnnuailI
Excellent Benefit'
Don LaBrecque
Florida Shertiffs
Youth Ranch
PO Bo\ 2(100
Boys Ranch FL 32064-
Fax: (t36),8-42-.2429

Help Needed v. ith uell
Established Sub-Contractor.
Please Call 386-935-6696

Terrific opportunity for a
professional individual ready to
move ahead in a great career.
As an Accpunts Receivable Clerk
for this growing., stable. d\ namnic
construction company %ou \%Ill
be responsible for Accounts
Receivable and Collections. Must
have accounting experiencefin the
construction industry. Benefit
packet available. Please forward
resume to: Anderson Columbia
Co., Inc., P.O. Box 1 S29, Lake
City, FL 32056 ATTN:
John.Godbold. EOE/DFWP

Janitorial Workers needed
Immediately! Selected applicants
will be subject to background
check and pre-employment drug
screen. Call 38-752-5557 or apply
to 1300 E. Duval St.

Machine Press Operators
Warehouse Workers
Able Body Labor
1300 E. Duval St.

Crew Leaders, Heavy Equip.
Operators, Pipe Layers, Concrete
Finishers, Laborers ($8/hr min.).
FT, Benefits, DFWP.
Underground Utility Const.
1360 NW 53 Ave G'ville

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00 Opportunities

Sern ice Personnel Needed
Experience in Mobile Home
S repair req'd. lMust,be abL-,
. ra.elt. GRE. sT pa, % beneii:
(401K, health/life insurarce;jpaid
acanion & holibua .i.
Competitie starting paN.
Appl) in person-
Homes or Merit. SE Hn 100
Drug screen/MVR/
Background req'd. EOE

f home
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Children's Home Societ,
Flonda's largest and oldest child
advocacy agency seeking
individuals eager to make a
difference in the life of children.
Become part of the team hose
In' ing philosophy is to "EmiIt ace
Chlieldtie. Inspii Lii's "
Dependency Case Manager to
meet the needs'of children in
foster care by evaluating,
coordinating and ensuring
necessary\ services are pro% ided.
Positions in Lie Oak. Bachelor's
degree in Human Services.
Supervisor for In Home Family
Support Services. Provides
intense case management services
in the home to meet the needs of
families with issues of abuse and
neglect. Positions available in
Gainesville. Bachelor's degree in
Human Services and three years
relate experience.
Send Resume to:
Human Resources
Children's Home Society
,605 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32061
Or apply on line at



Time Warner Cable has one (1)
Digital Phone Installer position
open at this time. Candidate must
have cable and/or phone
experience. Please visit our
website at
to apply. No paper applications
or phone calls can be accepted.
EOE/AA Employer
Drug Free Workplace

Accounts Receivable Clerk
Bailey, Bishop & Lane, Inc. is
looking for an accounts receivable
clerk w/experience in invoicing
& collections. Call Stacy at
752-5640 or email resumes to

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You can call us at 755-5440, Monday through Friday
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Some people prefer to place their classified ads in per-
son, and some ad categories will require prepayment.
Our office is located at 180 East Duval Street.
You can also fax or email your ad copy to the Reporter.

FAX: 386-752-9400 Please direct your copy to the
Classified Department.

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Ad Errors- Please read your ad on the first day of
publication. We accept responsibility for only the first'
incorrect insertion, and only the charge, for the ad
space in error. Please call 755-5440 immediately for
prompt correction and billing adjustments.

Cancellations- Normal advertising deadlines apply for

Billing Inquiries- Call 755-5440. Should further informa-
tion be required regarding payments or credit limits, your
call will be transferred to the accounting department.

Advertising copy is subject to approval by the Publisher
who reserves the right to edit, reject, or classify all adver-
tisements under appropriate headings. Copy.should be
checked for errors by the advertiser on the first day
of publication. Credit for published errors will be allowed
for the first insertion for that portion of the advertisement
which was incorrect. Further, the Publisher shall not be
liable for any omission of advertisements ordered to be
published, nor for any general, special or consequential
damages. Advertising language must comply with
Federal, State or local la.vs regarding the prohibition of
discrimination in employment, housing and public accom-
modations. Standard abbreviations are acceptable; how-
ever, the first word of each ad may not be abbreviated.


Classified Department: 755-5440


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Engineering/CAD Technician
Bailey Bishop & Lane, Inc.,
located in Lake City is looking
for an Engineering Technician
w/experience in AutoCAD. Fax
resumes to 386-755-7771 or
e-mail sallbritton(

The City of Lake City has
openings for the following
Maintenance Technician-WTP
Office Assistant (LCFD)
Recreation Aide (P/T)
Survey Technician PW
Equipment Operator I PW
Concrete Finisher PW
Maintenance Worker PW
Obtain detailed job descriptions
and applications by visiting City
Hall, 205 N. Marion Avenue,
Lake City, FL 32055, Human
Resource Department, or visit our
web site at
The City of Lake City is an
EEO/AA/ADA/VP employer.

expereince preferred. Progressive,
Independent Pharmacy with good
benefits and working enviorn-
ment. Send reply to Box 04005,
C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O.
Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056

Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
Company has an immediate
opening for a Multi-Lines Claims
Adjuster Trainee. This position is
located in the Suwannee county
area. The adjuster will report to
the Live Oak Claims Center. The
adjuster is responsible for the
investigation, evaluation, and
settlement of claims as they relate
to our policyholders. Position
requires BS/BA,,excellent
communication skills, clean
driving record and good credit
report. FFB offers an excellent
salary and benefit package.
A company car is provided.
Apply/send resume to:
Florida Farm Bureau
Job #0478
5700 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32608
FAX: 352-374-1510
Attn:. Job #0478
E-mail: hr claimsmt(

Benefit administration experience
preferred. Excellent customer
ser'. i.:e and .ir-anizational skills
required 2-Ceaii pre', IoLI ,tl1ce
experience, with computer skills
required. -
Previous electrician experience
required. Must have own tools.
Apply, on line at

FT Food Service Workers for
correctional setting. Benefits after
90 days. 401K, Stock Bonus,
Vacation. No criminal record. Food
Service Experience helpful. Apply
in pcrron t CC \ Lake City CI.
.S,-75.5"3-I- ext 22 1
* EOE/M/F/D/V.


Experienced Teams
& Solos Needed

* 99% No-Touch Freight
* Multi-Drop Freight
* Excellent Hometime
* Driver Friendly ,
* Full.Benefits/401 K
Covenant Transport






Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Train in Florida
-National Certification
-Financial Assistance
-Job Placement Assistant

Associated Training Services

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Maintenance Tech's, PT & FT
Exp. apartment maintenance pref.
Exp. power equip & landscaping.
Become a Part of
Team Paradigm
& Dynamic Company
Career Advancement!
220 N Main St
352-375-2152 x 301

Research Center

Sales Consultant Wanted
AEnjoy helping people
realize their dreams?
.A-Interested in the health field?
Community Oriented?
We have openifigs for F/T weight
loss consultants. If you are upbeat
and enthusiastic, w/the ability to
lead and motivate others,
you will love this job! We offer
excellent pay, incentives,
bonuses & benefits.
If you have experience in:
health, nutrition,
customer service or
outsides sales & promotion.
Fax resume to: 386-755-3628

Lake City Reporter

is currently looking for an
independent newspaper carrier
from Lake Jeffery Rd to
Wellborn. Delivering the Reporter
in the early morning hours
Tuesday Sunday..
No delivery on Monday's.
Carrier must have dependable
transportation. Stop by the
Reporter today to fill out a
contractor's inquirers form.
.No phone calls please!


Great Home Time
Recent Grad? Need your CDL?
Call 800-247-2862 ext.j3

$1000 SIGN-ON; ,
Dedicated South & SE runs!
High Miles
Sr Weekends at Home
6 months OTR. w/Hazmat req.


For more info call

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CPC is currently hiring Full time
Tractor-trailer drivers for a
Private Fleet Team Operation
based in Jacksonville, FL.
., Potential average gross
earnings over $1100 per week
: Team Mileage rate:
$0.4550 (split)
A Hourly Pay:
$15.10 for all on-duty hrs
. Health Insurance with
dependent coverage available
-A 401k Pension Plan with
company contribution
*r Holidays, Vacations, etc
'A Excellent equipment
*A Normal trips have drivers home
every weekend
:r No physical loading/unloading
Applicants must be over 24 yrs.
old, have min 2 yrs tractor-trailer
exp, & meet all DOT
requirements. Drug Test
Required. Contact
CPC at 1-888-216-0180 & visit
our website at to learn
more about the company.

Home Every Weekend
Company Drivers
Up to .41 /Mile
1 Year T/T Experience & Good
MVR Required
Owner Operators
.88/mile ALL MILES
Excellent Fuel
Surcharge Program
NO NYC or Canada Paid Fuel
Taxes, Base Plates & Permits
Medical & Disability Ben.
SE Regional Runs
Now Available
Lease Purchase Program
2004 Model Trucks
Low Payments & Miles
Excellent Warranty

Transport System, Inc.

Celebrating 75 Yrs.
Call Doug today at:

Driver Dedicated Regional
Avg. $818 $1018/wk
65% Preloaded/pretarped
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
CDL-.A req'd 877-428-5627

FT/Benefits/401K. At least 2 years
experience in Housekeeping/
Laundry supervisory experience a
must. Please call Brenda Lacy at
386-362-7860, or apply in person at
Suwannee Health Care .1620 E.
Helvenston St. Live Oak, FL 32064.

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processing; maintaining computerized medical records; performing
basic lab procedures; and assisting with clinical preparatory procedures
(vital signs, venipuncture, etc.). Skill set must include data entry and am-
bulatory care. Must have 1 year medical office experience and IDX experi-
ence is a plus.
In return for your skills, we offer paid time-off (20 days) plus 9 holidays,
tuition reimbursement, health/life/dental/vision insurance, and many
more lucrative benefits! For consideration, please apply online at

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Mac-Gray is looking for a Route
Collector for the Gainesville area
to collect coin/currency fromi
washers, dryers and card-operated
equipment. IncluCides travel to
Tallahassee. Will train. Respond
to Mac-Gray, 5411 Boran Place.
Tampa, FL 33610, 800-330-7332
x 232, Fred Ciampi or fax to
813-664-1317 EOE

needed. FT/Benefits/401 K.
Supervisory experience a must. A/C
and heat repair exp. needed. At least
2 years experience in Building
Maintenance. Please call Brenda
Lacy at 386-362-7860, or apply in
person at Suwannee Health Care
1620 E. Helvenston St., Live Oak,
FL 32064. EOE/D/V/M/F
Mechanic in High Springs.
Non Smoking environment,
some travel and overnight stay
required. Excellent pay for
experienced mechanic.
Call between 1:00pm & 5:00pm
386-454-0520 or fax resume to:
Wal-Staf is looking for Someone
with strong Clerical Skills.
Must be proficient in Quick books.
Backgrd & Drugscreens required.
Fax resume 755-7911 or
Call for an Appt. 386-755-1991
looking for Motivated Person to fill
position for Full/Part Time help.
Experience a plus, willing to train
the right person. Must be Drug Free
and Dependable. Call 386-344-2029

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Digital Reception Services, is a
growing Regional Service
Provider for DISI Network the
industry leader in satellite
TV. Due to our EXPLODING
GROWTH. we have openings at
our LAKE CITY location.
Electrical, cabling, phone
and alarm experience preferred
All of our field management staff
were promoted from field
technicians. Most promotions
occur after 6 continuous months
with the company.
DRS Satellite Installation Techs
are provided with paid training, a
company truck, tools, exceptional
pay and an outstanding benefits
package. For more detailed
information, please visit :
rscareers or call:
1-877-351-4473. drs is a
drug/smoke free eoe..

Tech, needed
Full time with benefits.
Please call 386-454-4767
Auto Body Tech & Painter
Must have Exp. & Tools.
Good Pay & Benefits. Mon-Fri.
Class "A" Collision in Branford
Call Ted or Teresa at 386-935-9334

If you:
Are highly competent with computers,
including proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
(Word, Excel, Outlook)
Have good customer service & communication skills
Are willing to learn.
Are a team player
Have a Positive and Professional Attitude

If you are seeking:
Career Opportunities
On-The-Job Training'
Competitive Compensation
A Work Schedule Designed to Meet Your Schedule



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Are highly competent with computers,
including proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
(Word, Excel, Outlook)
Able to prioritize & multi-task in a fast
pated environment
Have Effective written & oral communication skills
Possess excellent organizational & administrative
support skills
Possess good judgment & the ability to maintain
Are a team player
Have a positive & professional attitude

If you are seeking:
Career Opportunities
On-The-Job Training
Competitive Compensation


STo apply, fax your resume to (386) 752-4747
EOEM/F/D/V Attention: Human Resources; e-mail to;

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Laborers needed ASAP. Top Dollar
Pay for right people.
Cail 386-344-2092
Design Engineer & CEI Staff
Needed with FDOT Experience
Benefits. EOE/DFWP
904-269-9111 Fax
Driver Now Hiring. 5th Wheel &
Route drivers with experience. Must
have a clean driving record. Orlando
Tampa and Jacksonville routes.
Will include some local delivery.
Apply in Person only at
385 SW Arlington Blvd. Lake City.
B License. Must have Experience.
Competitive Wages and Benefits.
EOE/DFWP Call 386-462-2047
Experienced w/min. 2 yrs
clean MVR & Class A CDL.
Starting Pay $10.50/ph
Drug Free Workplace 386-623-2853
Sal + Corn + Ben + Training
2 year degree required. $40K/yr
Call Renee 866-786-9723
Needed for PCS Phosphate
Project in White Springs. Call Billy
O'Kelly, Foreman. Tampa Tank,
Inc 813-220-6948 DFWP/EOE
or Certified Real Estate Appraiser to
work in Columbia, Suwannee &
Hamilton Counties. Fax resume to
Fuel & Lube Truck Driver Class
B w/Hazmat. Competitive
Wages and Benefits. Must have
.Exp. EOE/DFWP 386-462-2047



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10 0 1Opportunities
Full Time Stylist Needed
Exp. only,. no following necessary
Contact Jim or John
Furniture Sales Associate
Full Time
Full Benefits Package
Incentive Program
Experience Required
Apply in person at Morrell's
461 SW Deputy J. Davis Lane
Green Acres Learning Center
has position open for a Teacher.
CDA's preferred. Apply in person at
1126 SW Main Blvd. Lake City.
No Phone Calls
High Springs
Plumbing & Electric
is needs of an experience Plumber.
Call 386-454-1407
delivery drivers. Must have car
w/insurance & 2 yrs. driving exp.
Flex schedule. F/T & P/T avail.
Earn $8. $15./ hour. Apply in
person at 857 SW Main Blvd

Immediate openings for
High Springs fruit & gift store.
Please call Judy @ 352-266-3800

JIFFY LUBE Seeking Friendly,
ASST. MANAGERS who like to
talk to people. Flexible hours from
8-6. Will Train. Apply at 1895 US
Hwy 90. EOE/DFW
JL DUPREE Construction is in
need of an Superintedent.
Apply in person at
1944 East Duval Street.
2 + years experience. Independent
or Non-Independent Contractor.
Fax resume to 386-758-6923
M&L Trucking needs a Truck
Driver for hauling logs with clean
CDL's. MUST be willing to work!
Leo Brady at 386-961-1133,
386-344-5035, after 7 pm. 752-6259
MECHANIC Gas/Diesel Trucks
and Heavy Equipment for Shop and
Field Work. Must have own Tools.
EOE/DFWP Call 386-462-2047
Mechanics with experience in
Various Fields/Welding a plus.
Must have own tools.
Call 386-755-1991 for Appt.
Wal-Staf Personnel
Background & Drugscreen Req.
NEEDED: Log Truck Driver with
experience, health benefits and
pension plan. Drug Free Workplace.
Apply in person at 118 NE Armor
Glen, Lake City.-Ph. 719-2400 or
Direct Care Staff. ICF/DD
Taking applications for all shifts..
Previous Applicants need not apply.
673 NW Cluster Dr.
Call 386-755-6104
Growing company looking for help
w/inside sales/customer service
P 623-4326 F 813-333-2014
Heavy Haul,Class A CDL,
2 week tmrnaround,good pay,
Call Southern Specialized,LLC
for intrastate work.
Must have clean driving record.
Call toll free 877-341-0800
Cashier Needed.
Apply in Person
At Morrells.
employees. Exp. a must. Send reply
to Box 04006, C/O The Lake City
Reporter, P.O. Box 1709,
Lake City, FL, 32056, with
Salary Requirements.
Now accepting apps for Servers,
Cooks; F/T, P/T; Apply in person
1445 SW Main Blvd Ste 170.
Professional Drivers-
Home Every Night! Full Benefits
Package. Dry bulk & flatbed
positions at Newberry Terminal
Commercial Carrier Corp
READY MIX and Block Truck
Drivers Needed. Class B CDL is
required. Benefits, Drug Free Work
Place. Call 386-755-2458 for Lake
City or 362-4422 for Live Oak.
Motivated & Eager to earn a great
income. Gary Hamilton Homes
is in need of a Plumber &I
Plumber Helper. Apply in person at
2091 SW Main Blvd.
WANTED: Admin/Design
Consultant, Gen. Admin Functions.
Starting Wage: $8/hr plus
Commission. Call 386-758-8600
Waste Management Inc.
Lake City/ Gainesville
Has an immediate opening for a
hard working, flexible individual to
fill the position of Driver/Laborer
for Lake City and Gainesville. This
position requires a minimum Class
B CDL with air brake endorsement.
Waste Management offers a full
benefits package including health
insurance and 401 K plan. If you
feel you meet the requirements,
please apply by phone
1-877-220-JOBS (5627) or online at'

11 Employment
Motivated People
4 T/P sales Flexible Hrs F/T
Work 8.50hr-future 12-13.00
F-813-333-2014 P-386-623-4326,

-i Medical
120 Employment

045011 26
The following positions are
currently available and we are
seeking qualified applicants.
Director of Finance full time
Nurse Manager Peds
Dietitian PRN
Pharmacist PRN
Physical Therapist full time
Physician Assistant full time
Respiratory Therapist PRN
Med Tech PRN
Radiology Tech
Ultrasound Tech PRN
Operations Support PRN

Call about our
NEW per diem pool rates.
For more information contact HR
at 386-754-8147, an equal
opportunity employer M/F/V/D,
Drug Free Workplace, We are
now accepting applications via
our web site, www.shands.ore

Day and Evening Shift Openings
6:45am-3:15pm and
2:45pm- 11:15pm.
Full Time with Benefits
Call Angela Akins
at 386-362-7860
Or apply at:
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston Street
Live Oak, FL 32064

Baya Pointe Nursing Center
Donna Elliot, DON
Has the Following
Open Positions:
FT LPN/RN 3:00pm-ll:00pm
CNA's All Shifts
PT/PRN Weekends
LPN/RN All Shifts
Unit Manager
Apply in Person:
587 SE Ermine Ave
Lake City, FL 32025


Lake City Medical Center
We have immediate positions
available'for the following:
*Scrub Tech
Surgical Services
Clinical Dietitian
*Nuc Med Tech
*US Tech
Rad Tech
Pharmacy Tech
Paralegal/Medical Staff Office
PBX Operator
*Sleep Lab Coordinator
HIM Tech
HIM Coder II
*Inquire about our
sign-on bonus plan!
We offer a generous benefit
package that includes health,
dental, life insurance, vision,
stock purchase plan, 401(k)
retirement, paid time off and
many more!
For more information
and to apply:
Call: (386)719-9020
Fax: (386)719-9028
Or Online:

For further information, please
visit our website:
FAX (386)496-1611

Teton Transportation
Class A CDL

Company OTR Drivers
* Experience Pays $$$$
* Sign-on Bonus,
* No Haz-Mat
* Rider Program
* Much More!
0/0-Small Fleet Owners
* Avg. $1.16-$1'.18/Mile
(Includes Fuel Surcharge)
* Sign-on Bonus
* No Haz-Mat
* Weekly Settlement

Ext. 117 or 179

Classified Department: 755-5440

120 ^Medical
120 Employment

045023 1
Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
Emergency Serv. Screeners,
inpt-Rn's, Psydh Techs
Case Management Adult &
Child, BA and Exp. Req.
Child Welfare Cert. Case
Counselors Mental Health &
Addictions, High School/GED,
BA & MA, PT Foster Home Li-
censing Counselor, STFC Thera-
Management Acute Services
Dir, Med. Records Dir.
Medical RN's & LPN's,
Psychiatrists, Acute Inpt and
Short Term Res
Support/Clerical Unit Clerk,
Mental Health Tech,
Competitive Salaries
Excellent Benefits,
Position Details &
Location Information
Ext. 8252
MDS/PPS Coordinator
Must be RN with MDS experience
preferred. Full Time with
Beneftis/401K. Please call Brenda
Lacy at 386-362-7860 or apply in
person at Suwannee Health Care
Center 1620 E. Helvenston St. Live
Oak, FL 32064. EOE/D/V/M/F
Medical Records / Medical
Reception wanted full-time.
Must be willing to travel between
Gainesville and Lake City.
Generous salary and benefits. Please
fax resume to (352) 373-9870 or
email simedpa(@)
RN NEEDED, Part-Time,
llp-7a. Please apply at
The Health Center of Lake City,
560 SW McFarlane Avenue,
Lake City. Equal Opportunity
Employer/ Drug Free Work
Place/Americans with
Disabilities Act.

170 Business
1 V Opportunities

Franchise Opportunity
Rated #1

240 Schools &
24'0 Education
Want to be ai CNA? Don't want to
wait? Express Training Services of
Gainesville is now offering our
quality CNA exam Prep classes.
Day/Eve classes. Class for 1 week,
certification test the next week.
Class size is limited. Next class
2/06/06. Call 386-755-4401
PUGS FAWN 2 male, 1 Female.
AKC Registered. Parents on
premises. Ready Now. $550.00
Call 386-658-6458

310 Pets & Supplies

8 WEEK Pitt Bull Puppies mix.
Free To good home.
Call 386-935-6811

Puppy, CKC, Health Cert.
Buff & Black. $300.00
Call 386-935-4122 or 352-238-7006
Free to good home
1 yr male. Medium size,
short hair, mix bread.
Call 386-963-1391
Shots, Health Cert,
Salt & Pepper. $375.
Call 386-755-3547

Liberty National Life Insurance Co.
is expanding its operation and is looking for upwardly
mobile people to fill insurance sales & service positions.
Average annual earnings $42,000. Fringe benefit package: 2
retirement funds, health insurance, paid vacation, conven-
tion trips & many others. No experience necessary. We have
on the job training. Requirements: honesty, hard worker &
dependable transportation.
Contact Ronnie Harvey at 386-752-2583
Or fax resume to: 386-752-8724
Liberty National is an EOE Licensed Agents Welcome

Great Inventory New & Used.
Promotion From Within Advance To Management
Only those looking to make $80K per year need to apply
See Eddie McCullough or Tony Reese
at the all new
Be prepared to start selling today!



Has both local and regional driving positions available for both company
and owner operators. Must have class A CDL and at least one year expe-
rience. Apply in person on Hwy 121 in Lake Butler or call Wallace Christie
496-2630 |[

310 Pets & Supplies
With health certificate, $500.00
Available March 18, 2006
Call 386-754-2490
PURE BRED Mini Dachshunds,
Male. Health Cert. Born 11/06/05.
Parents on site. Blonde & Dapple.
$150.00 Call 386-755-8711

401 Antiques
28" Doll.
Call 386-752-2982

402 Appliances
DRYER: Looks and runs good.
Only 4 years old
Call 386-497-3987
White. 1 year old.
Works & Looks great. $65.00
Call 386-719-9189
WASHER: Looks and runs good.
Only 4 years old.
Call 386-497-3987'
WHIRL POOL Smooth Glass Top
Stove. White. Works & looks great.
Call 386-719-9189
Whirlpool Refrigerator, Freezer &
Ice maker, 21.7 cubic feet.
$250.00 Cash.
Call 386-758-9686

408 Furniture
medium firm mattress for full size
bed. Excellent cond. used only 2
wks. $80.00 Call 386-752-9318
Antique Sofa Bed.
Call 386-755-4879
FULL SIZE white dresser with
gold trim with mirror.
Excellent condition $80
(386) 758-3272
NEW BEIGE Fabric Love Seat.
Call 386-752-3548 or
QUEEN ANNE Style 3 piece living
room set, ivory color,
good condition, $200
Call 758-4758, leave message
QUEEN SIZED Bassett queen ann
style suite w/ 5 drawer chest, 2 night
stands, New Queen sized seally
mattress asking 950.00 719-9833

415 Photo
41 Equipment
CANNON REBEL 2000. Great
35mm Camera. Barley used. Paid
$300.00, asking $100.00.
Call 386-752-7789

420 Wanted to Buy
Cash for Estates,
Real Estate, Furnisher,
Old Tractors, Tools, & Vehicles.
Call 386-365-3865
Payment in advance for standing
pine timber. Large or small tracts.
Call 386-454-1484 or 961-1961.

430 Garage Sales
February 4-5, Rain date 11-12
Call for directions 386-344-4077
HUGH YARD Sale: 2/3-2/5, 7-?
294 SE Mulberry PL, off of Old
Country Club Rd, look for signs.
Furn, clothes & lots of misc

440 Miscellaneous
Distributor of Highly
Discounted Merchandise
Authorized agent code LC12613
enter to order.
Zaken Liquidation Club
Carl Markmiller 386-963-2040
Two 7x14 Dump Trailers.
New. $6,000 each.
Call 386-984-6737
February 4 & 5 from 9am 4pm.
Columbia Co. Fairgrounds. Hwy
247. Lake City. Concealed Weapons
classes twice daily. 904-461-0273
Hard surface only.
Call 386-752-2807
outfit. Hat, gloves, umbrella,
undergarments & Hoop. $200.00
Call 386-752-2982
professional series itilian slate
8' pool table with accessories paid
$6000.00 asking price $3500.00
must sell 719-9833
To lose up to 30Ibs.
In the next 30 days!
Free Samples.

460 Firewood
$45.00 a Truck Load! 386-752-1874

Mobile Homes
630 for Rent
IN PARK Mobile Homes for Rent
2BR/2BA 1st & sec. required.
Applications & references required.
Starting $400 month, Beautiful
Pond setting, w/trees. CH/A, Cable
avail. No pets. Call 386-961-0017

n640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
1999 Merit 32x48, 3BR/2BA
open plan, extras. $28,000,
You must move. Investors, first/
part time buyers. (352)750-3338
34 w/16 left, Used Doublewides
from Disney Area. Now in Lake
City. A/C, steps, cable ready w/TV,
telephone, furnished, pots & pans,
dishes, & silverware. Perfect for
Rental Properties or Starter Home.
Great Deals, While they Last!
Mobile Homes and Modulars
Move over Palm & Jake, the new
#1 home is here. Guaranteed *
Gary Hamilton Homes 758-6755
AT MELROSE Santa'Fe Lake
3BR/2BA DW. In good condition.
You'll love it. On Canal entering
Lake Santa Fe. Beautiful
neighborhood. Must See. $145,000.
Call 386-758-7591 E. Phillips
We Have Land, Used Homes, We
Take Trades. No Money Down
Programs. First Time Buyer Pro-
grams. Call Tim 386-344-5292,.

You want miles! We have them!
Trust someone who has been here for 25 years!
4 Class A CDL drivers needed ASAP!
Annual increases/good home time!
Driver friendly freight/Satellite equipped trucks/Life/Healt
Dental/401k/Pet Policy/Assigned fleet mgrs./Students welcome
Easy sign on/fast approval.
50 Owner Ops needed for special deal!
Call April Now! 800-831-7926

Immediate Openings for
Excellent Benefits!
Sign on bonus!
New pay scale!
Stop the commute, come home to LAKE CITY MEDICAL CENTER. We are a family and
I community based facility that offers set scheduling, providing consistency in your.
professional and personal pursuits. Voted "Best of the Best" Hospital 6 years
running by the readers of the Lake City Reporter. Please complete our online
applicationat or stop by
I A pphcation I r~ru


Haman Resourc, 340 N Commerce Blvd.
Lakez Cm~, fL 32055. Phorne:t1386t1719-9020
lobline: 3861 719-9333 Fa-v (386j'719-9028


"pEST C\-'

Building Careers for 55 Years

* Training/Career Development
* Great Starting Pay
* Full Benefit Package
* Drug Free Workplace
Apply in person at
536 SE Baya Dr., Lake City
or FAX Resume to: (386) 752-1703
or Email Resume to:

n640 Mobile Homes
640 for Sale
We will give you the very best pric-
ing in North Florida on New or
Used Manufactured Homes!
YOU! CALL.STEVE 386-365-8549
Call 386-755-1783
CALL TIM 386-344-5292

650 Mobile Home
650 & Land
!! Owner Finance !!
1998 24X48 3/2 on small lot
1903 SW Judy Glen
Call 386-867-0048
1990 3BR/2BA DWMH on 1.24
acres in The Suwannee Valley.
Grandfather oaks, nice yard.
Great income producing.
investment property.
Currently rented $63,000.

3/2 DW A/C on 1.5 acre lot
Will sell or Lease
in Worthington Springs
Call 386-466-1104
3BR/2BA MH on apprx .5 acres.
Carport, screen back porch.
Nice Neighborhood. $60,000
Call 386-755-2540
4 BEDROOM 2 bath
home on land. Must sell.
In Beautiful Deer Creek -
Only & $774 per/mth
Call Doug 386-719-0044
Packages, while they last!
Call Ron Now!
Owner Financing 14'x70',
3BR/2BA, 1 ac. 41 N. to Suwannee
Valley Rd. to Everett Rd. to Lonnie
to Belfry Ct. Call 386-867-0048

Unfurnished Apt.
710 For Rent
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
All very nice.
Convenient location.
Call 386-755-2423
2/1 Fresh Paint & New Carpet
Starting at $600/mth.
Plus security. Pets allowed w/fee.
Call Lea.386-752-9626
2BR/1BA Upstairs in town,
convenient location, no pets, $400,
plus deposit, 211 S.W. Knox Street,
Suite 201,' Call 386-752-6686
Second Story: 2/2; ;7,00 sqft.
Country Privacy, deck, secure.
$700/mth. $1,800 needed.
Call 386-961-9181

73 Unfurnished
730 Home For Rent
3BR/2BA, 2 car garage. 1800 sq ft.
Fire place, wet bar area, 16x20 patio
on cul-de-sac in City Limits. Avail
2/15. $1,400 mo. 352-875-4427


7 Unfurnished
/730 Home For Rent

3 & 4 BR Homes for rent S.W.
Lake City avail Feb. 15.
1832 SW Grandview St. unit 101
& 102. 3/2 duplex almost 1200 sq
ft with attached garage & nicely
equipped kitchen.
$825 mo. S825 deposit.
Grandview Estates. 1175 SW
Shenandoah Glen 4/2 almost 1500
sq ft with 2 car garage & well
equipped kitchen S1050 mo &
$1050 DEPOSIT.
Mark Busher & Assoc
904-317-4511 ext 18.

3BR home eastside $850 & 3BR
apart. downtown $675. Fenced back
yard. 1st, last & security. Pets
negotiable. Florida Homes and
Land, Inc. John Stanford 755-5936.
See pics and maps at

FOR RENT: 3BR/2BA Remodled
House, Like New, In Azela Park.
$900 mo, w/lst & sec, Ref. Req.
Call 386-961-9398/697-1085

FOR RENT: 3BR/2BA. Central
air, Appliance. $, w/lst, last
& security. 4371 N.W. Lake Jeffrey
Rd. 305-962-2666 or 386-697-8893

FOR RENT: Nice 2BR/2BA House
just off of Hwy 47, by 1-75. Large
yard! Plenty of space! In town!
$1000 per month.
Call for details 755-0808

2BR/I BA Santa Fe River Access.
$500 mo, 1st, Last & Deposit. Ref

Results! Realty
Our Name TelYs Our Storq!

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Executive Brick Home in
Springhollow. This 3/2 split plan on
an acre lot & sits on top of.the hill
w/creek at the bottom. Built in 1999.
MLS#49658, $275,888.
Call Janice Amsbrosine

7 Furnished
740 Homnes for Rent
IBR LAKE Front. Deck, Dock,.
Fishing, VA area. Washer & Dryer,
AC, & Lawn Service. S650 mino.
Call 386-755-0110

750 Business &
S Office Rentals
Historic Henderson House
Office/Retail 3000 total sqft.
$1,875/mnthly. 207 S. Marion Ave.
386-867-0048 or 386-752-7951
New Office Space For lease
with Baya frontage
900 sqft $750 mlth
Call 386-752-4072
Blvd. 800 sq ft $550/mo;
960 sq ft $650/mo;
Call V. Morales 386-752-1865
US 90 W in Westside Plaza
New Office Space 900 sq ft
Near Future Home Depot
Call Keith 867-3464

770 Condos For Rent
3br/2.5 ba. Gr. room, FP, balcony &
patio. Pd water, sewer & cable.
Pool/Tennis. $1050. mo. Ist & Sec.
386-365-7660. Southern Oaks!

805 Lots for Sale
Sale. .58 acres Near Town in Wise
Estates on Hwy 242 Lot #2 IC.
$52,500. Call 386-935-3515
Lot on a Cul-de-sac.
Call 386-963-5906

Forest Country
.89 acres lot on Long Leaf Dr.
Call 386-719-4839 after 5:00 P.M.

Results! Realty
Our Name Tefls Our Story!

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10 Acre Horse Ranch... custom built
w/wood flooring. Separate apt.
w/1lBR. Sleep quarters & bath in
"barn" making total 4/3. Built in 2004.
MLS#50044, $448,888.
Call Janice Ambrosine

810 Home for Sale
3BR/2BA BRICK, Wood Floors,
Porches. 5 Acres, Hwy Frontage,
Near Lake City and Gainesville,
Barn. 386-497-3637/ 386-397-3258
FOR SALE by Contractor:
3/2 all brick home with many
upgrades and city water on 1/2 acre
lot in upscale subdivision close to
town. Call Woodman Park Builders,
Inc. 386-755-2411 CB-C058182
FSBO: 3BR/2BA home.
Good condition. Jasper.
386-365-1130 or 386-963-3445
MODULAR HOME, 1508 Sqft.,
CALL RON 386-397-4960

820 Farms&
200 ACRES in Columbia County,
FL., Paved & graded frontage. DW
MH. Pines, Hardwoods. Exc. Deer,
Turkey hunting. 8 miles East of
Lake City. $8,500 per acre.
386-752-1660 (Owner-Broker)
5 acres High Springs Area
Well, Septic, & Power. Gorgeous
pasture bordered w/Oaks.
Owner financing, no Down
payment. $1028/mo. $99,900.
Call 352-215-1018
5 Acres in Dowling Park
Well, Septic, & Power. Beautifully
wooded, paved road.
Owner financing, no down payment.
$925/mo. $89,900.
Call 352-215-1018
5-7 AC lots, Start @ $89K
Owner Fin. 386-754-7529
Chris Bullard Owner/Broker

RZesultsR! ealty
Our EName Tells Our Storq!

3/2 On 1/2 Acre screened in front
and back porch off West 242. Just
minutes from town & 1-75 built in
1990. MLS#50156, $145,888.
Call Janice Ambrosine

Advertise It Here!

Bring the picture in or we will take it for you!
Advertise your car, truck, motorcycle, recreation vehicle or boat here for 10 consecutive days. If your
vehicle does not sell within those 10. days, for anadditional $10 you can run your ad for an additional
10 days. A picture will run every day with a description of your vehicle. The price of the vehicle must be
listed in the ad. Your ad must be prepaid with cash, check or credit card. Just include a snapshot or bring
your vehicle by and we will take the picture for you. Private Party Only!

820 Farms &
2\ Acreage
Sale on 1.3 acres corner lot off of
Anderws & Tevis. $43,500.
Call (334)285-6052
5 mi South of L. C. on private paved
circular drive. 5 acres $125,000. 10
acres $200,000. Call 386-755-0800
FSBO: 7.4 acre wood lot, with well
& septic. 6 miles North of Lake City
towards White Springs. $100,000
Cash or Terms. Call 386-752-4597
320 acres, beautiful 9 years old
timer, w.CR on 3 sides for
$3,520,000. Call Crosby, & Associ-
ates Inc. Broker (800)320-3477

O Property
3BR/1BA Block Home, 2BR/2BA
MH, Warehouse & Office. 132 SW
Hydraulic Way, 112 Hydraulic
Way. & 156 Hydraulic on ST. RD
47. $250,000 386-362-6293

950 Cars for Sale
2004 DODGE Stratus. 3,400K mi.
4 dr, Red. Asking $13,000.
Call 386-752-2807

Junk Cars & Trucks.
No Title Necessary.
Call 386-623-1943

952 Vans & Sport
95 Util. Vehicles

1991 FORD EXPLORER, 4x4,
4 Door, 5 speed, AC.
Extra Clean Must See. $2,700.
Call (352)339-5158


9 Vans & Sport
952 Util. Vehicles
91 AERO Star Ford Van.
Excellent Shape. $800 OBO.
Call 386-344-0615 or
754-1150 ask for Samantha
YAMAHA 2002 TTR 90
Runs Excellent.
Call 386-362-6293

To place your

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Open Houses

Sunday, February 5 from 2-4 P.M.

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NEW CONSTRUCTION 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1/2 acre lot. 2,092 SqFt. Price $269,900.
From 1-75 go east on Hwy 90, turn right on CR247, go about three miles, turn left on
SR252B "Callahan", turn left into Callaway then make a right on Pheasant Way. Make
another right on Wilshire Ct., the open house is at the end of the cul-de-sac. Hosted
by Jared Cady and Chad Stewart

4276 NW SAVANNAH LOOP /3A, 2,528 SqFt. Extras. Master suite, open floor

plan, fireplace. From Interstate 75 take Hwy 90 West, turn right into Plantations.
Follow signs.

ttto Phone 30 fixed 15 fixed 1 ARM FHA /
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Abel Mortgage (561)748-3585 5.88/0.00 5.50/0.00 NoQuote NoQuote
Absolute Mortgage Co. (888) 90-HOMES 5.88 / 0.00 5.50 / 0.00 5.00/ 0.00 No Quote
Accountable Mortgage (800) 840-8771 5.88 / 0.00 5.50/0.00 4.75 / 0.00 5.88 / 0.00
American Home Finance (888) 429-1940 5.88/0.00 5.50 /0.00 4.13 /0.00 No Quote
America's Best Mortgage (800)713-8189 6.00 / 0.00 5.63 / 0.00 5.13/ 0.00 6.13 /0.00
Amicus Mortgage Group (877) 385-4238 6.00 / 0.00 5.63 / 0.00 No Quote 6.00 / 0.00
Borrowers Advantage Mtg. (888) 510-4151 5.88 / 0.00 5.50/0.00 No Quote 5.50 /0.00
C & C Financial Services (800) 287-8858 6.00 / 0.00 5.63 / 0.00 No Quote No Quote
Capital Trust Mortgage (800) 511-2862 5.88/0.00 5.50/0.00 4.25/0.00 No Quote
First Choice Mtg. of FL (561) 642-4540 5.63 / 00 5.25 / .00 4.00 / 0.00 No Quoec
Golden Rule Mortgage (800)991-9922 5.50 / 1.75 5.13/ 1.63 3.00/1.00 5.25 / 1.00
Home Finance of America (800) 358-LOAN 5.88 / 0.00 5.50 / 0.00 No Quote No Quote
Homestead Mortgage (888) 760-6006 6.00 / 0.00 5.63 / 0.00 4.00 / 0.00 6.00 / 0.00
Interactive Financial (877) 209-7397 6.00 / 0.00 5.63 / 0.00 No Quote No Quote
Lighthouse Mortgage. (800) 784-1331 5.88/0.00 5.50/0.00 No Quote, No Quote
N.E. Mortgage Lender (877) 559-3621 5.88/0.00 5.50/0.00 4.50/0.00 5.75/0.00
Oak Mortgage o (800) 787-8100 No Quote No Quote No Quote No Quote
Prime Plus Mortgage (800) 630-4259 6.00 / 0.00 5.63 / 0.00 4.50 / 0.00 6.00 / 0.00
Sovereign Mortgage (800) 996-7283 5.88/0.00 5.63/0.00 5.75/0.00 5.50 / 0.00
Stepping Stone Lending (800) 638-2659 6.00 / 0.00 5.63 / 0.00 No Quote 6.00 / 0.00
Rates provided by The National Financial News Services. Rates are valid as of January 31,2006. Rates are
inclusive of all fees and are subject to change without notice. Call lender directly for APR's. Lenders wishing to
participate in this service, please call (610) 344-7380. For additional information on mortgages, go to: or call the consumer Help Line,- (800) 264-3707 .

1973 Dodge Charger
s12,000 firm
Professional rebuilt motor
and trans.,new paint and.
white vinyl top, exc. shape,
was $13,000 1 yr. ago.

1999 Chevrolet
Silverado LS
Ext. cab, 5.3 liter, exc. cond.,
ac, all power, cc, tow pkg.,
tool box, bedliner.
Leave message

1996 Toyota Camry
Great cond., all power, sun-
roof, 4dr, 4 cyl, will consider
reasonable offers.

1988 GMC
Custom Low Rider
*3,500 OBO
New stereo & speakers, A/C,
runs good.


Distinctive Princeton has southern style

By Associated Designs
The Princeton is a rambling es-
tate-sized home with a distinctly
southern colonial flavor.
Families that appreciate plenty
of space to spread out will enjoy
having more than 7,000 square feet
to play around with. Gathering
spaces and an exceptionally large
utility room fill most of the main
floor. Five bedrooms, three bath-
rooms and a deep bonus room are
on the upper level.
A backyard pool would fit in
nicely by the ground-level patio,
which is set one level lower than the
main floor. In fact, the daylight
basement at the rear has one room
designed for storing pool equip-
ment. Another is for dressing
plus pre- and post-swim Be
bathing. The basement also a13

two is in the spacious family room,
through two arches on the far side
of the foyer.
Fireplace number three is in the
den, to the right, next to the powder
room. Sliding glass doors there, and
French doors in the family room,
open onto the column-framed, el-
evated, and partially covered
deck-a great place to enjoy sum-
mer breezes while taking in the
A large work island rimmed with
an eating bar fills the center of the
spacious kitchen, where a bayed
garden window offers a panoramic
view. An even wider window bay
expands the nook/sunroom. A

French door there opens onto an-
other elevated deck.
Fireplace number four is upstairs
in the Princeton's luxurious owners'
suite, which also has a balcony.
For a review plan, including
scaled floor plans, elevations, sec-
tion and artist's conception, send
$25 to Associated Designs, 1100
Jacobs Dr., Eugene, OR 97402.
Pleasespecify the Princeton 30-497
and include a return address when
ordering. A catalog featuring more
than 550 home plans is available for
$15. Foi more information, call
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blowing in the
breeze give the
landscape a
tropical appeal.
Here in North Florida, we
need to be mindful of the
occasional freezing weather
when choosing bananas for
the landscape. Some
species are more cold
hardy than others. When
purchasing a banana plant,
remember that our area is
considered hardiness zone
8b. Most plant nurseries
will tell you what zone is
recommended for their
As a landscape tree in
our area, most varieties will
freeze to the ground each
winter and re-grow from the
root in the spring. Unless
they are entirely protected
from frost they will not
produce fruit here.
Bananas are in the
botanical genus called
Musa. They are considered
to have originated in
Southeast Asia (Malaysia
region), but are now grown
around the world in tropical
climates. Although long and
of good size, the banana
fruit is actually classified as
a "berry" by botanists.
One source attributes the
name "banana" to an Arabic
origin. The bananas
growing in Africa during
the time of the Arabian
slave trade had small fruit
resembling the size of a
human finger. The Arabic
name for finger is "banan."
Hence the name of banana
we know today and perhaps
why we call a group of
bananas a "hand."
Even though some
banana trees grow to the
height of a medium size
tree, bananas are actually
large herbs and have no
woody trunk usually
associated with trees.
The growing'point is
underground on a thick
rhizome rootstock.
Through selections of
naturally mutated sucker
plants, there are now
hundreds of types of
bananas grown around the
world. Banana trees come
in sizes ranging from 2 feet
to 30 feet tall. Fruit size
ranges from a few inches to
nearly a foot long. Fruit
colors come in assorted
shades of green, yellow and
red. Some bananas have an
aftertaste resembling an
apple. Others are even
sweeter than what we
typically find in the stores.
Cooking bananas or
"plantains" are starchy and
require cooking before
eating. Plantains are a
major food staple in some
tropical regions around the
The majority of the
banana varieties do not
produce viable seed.
Bananas are propagated by
cutting off suckers that
form off the underground
rhizome root. Edible-type
bananas do not develop
seeds, although those little
dark spots in the fruit are
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Civil War legends never
met in real life, but will
get their chance at LCCC.
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President Abraham Lincoln
and Confederate General
Robert E. Lee are
preparing to meet f
face-to-face for-the first
time. -
At 7:30 p.m., Feb. 11, Lake City
Community College's Alfonso Levy
Performing Arts Center will be
transported back in time as
impersonators _-_

for an 1860s-style performance. The
event is a presentation of the
Community Public Affairs Series, in
conjunction with the Blue-Grey Army
and the Battle of Olustee Festival
Although the real-life historical
leaders never met in life, Lake City's
"Lincoln" and "Lee" Tad Allen and
James Adams discussed a few
things they would like to say to each
other before their upcoming stage

Lincoln's Message to Lee
"I've had a great admiration for you
and a lot of respect for you. I called
you and referred to you as 'Bobby
Lee' and I apologize for that it
wasn't very presidential," Lincoln said
in a telephone interview, adding that
he didn't call the general 'Bobby' to
be disrespectful.
Lincoln took a few minutes to
reminisce about the offer he made to
Lee to command the Union Army.
"I called in Gen. Winfield Scott and
of course he was at that time, I think,
75 years old. He couldn't command
the army, so I asked him in his
opinion, who would be the most able
person to lead the forces and he
unquestionably said 'Robert E. Lee."'
Lincoln said he and Lee agreed
somewhat on the issue of slavery, but
Lee had more tolerance for it because
-of his roots.
"It's unfortunate that you were
from an area that had a different
concept on slavery," Lincoln said. "It's
unfortunate that you were from the
South because you had to more or
less go with the institution as it was
in the South."

Lincoln said he never
imagined the Civil 11ir would
drag on for as lo:ig as it
did. I
"It was my hope that '.
the war wouldn't last %-r
long," the former president
said. "I had the feeling thai there
were enough loyal people in the
south that once this war ended
we could almost immediately
restore the integrity of the,
nation and re-establish the-
authority of the
government. No oin e e\C n
conceived at the time that
the war would last four

Lee's Message
to Lincoln
"I could not
understand how an
American president
could raise an army
to invade his own
country," Lee said. "I
want to know why he
freed the slaves
in the Emancipation
Proclamation and why
his Emancipation
Proclamation freed
the slaves only
in the states
that were in
rebellion '
against the
federal government and not all the
Lee said because of his loyalty to
the South, he had to resign from the
U.S. Army to lead the Confederate
"I'll let it be known that I felt that

an armed
invasion of my
1onile of
Virginia," Lee
Still, Lee said he never wanted to
see America's controversies erupt in
"I've always been a supporter of the
Federal Union all my life," Lee
said. "As a matter of fact, I said
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Taking the business of education seriously

Kilgore -

Holly Lynn Kilgore and Brett
Alan Rummery.
Richard and Brenda
Tompkins of Lake City
announce the engagement and
approaching marriage of their

Anderson -
Mr. and Mrs. Joe H.
Anderson III request the
honor of your presence at the
marriage of their daughter
Tara Renee, to Jacob
Livingston, son of Jamie
Beauchamp and Sherry
The wedding will be at
5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25., at
First Baptist Church on
Highway 19, Cross City. A
reception will follow at the
Cross City Airport.
Tara is the granddaughter of
Charles and Patsy Summers,
Joe and Cindy Anderson and
Christine Anderson.

Bates Masters

Mindy Leigh Bates and Michael
Ryan Masters.
Joe and Angela Bates of
Piedmont, Ala. announce the
engagement and approaching
marriage of.their daughter.
:\indy Leigh Bates of
Piedmont, Ala. to lichael
Ryan Masters of Piedmont,

daughter, Holly Lynn Kilgore
of Lake City, to Brett Alan
Rummery of Lake City, son of
Marsha Rummery and the late
Lewis Rummery of Lake City.
Holly is also the daughter of
the late Ken Kilgore.
The wedding is planned for
6 p.m., Saturday, July 22, at
Mout Carmel Baptist Church.
A reception will follow at
Columbia County
Holly is a 1998 graduate of
Columbia High School and is
employed at Baya Auto
Brett is a 1985 graduate of
Columbia High School and is
employed at Sunbelt Dodge.

Tara Renee and Jacob
Jake is the grandson of
James Beauchamp.
No local invitations are
being sent. All family and
friends are invited to attend.
Please RSVP to Tara or
Sonya Anderson at
(352) 542-9264 by Feb. 10.

Ala., son of Michael and
Sharon Masters of Piedmont,
The wedding is planned for
2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at
Rock Run Baptist Church,
Rock Run, Ala. A reception
will follow at the church
fellowship hall.
Mindy is a 2004 graduate of
Happy Valley Babtist
Academy, a 2004 graduate of
Gadsden College and is
employed at Piedmont Family
Michael is a 2004 graduate
of Spring Garden High School
and is employed at Bostrum of
Family and friends are ,
invited to attend the wedding.

Special to the Reporter

At Lake City
College (LCCC),
students are our
number one
The college's mission
statement clearly states, 'The
mission of Lake City
Community College is to
provide superior, yet
affordable programs of quality
education and to enrich the
lives of the citizens of North
Central Florida."
Each department on
campus has been tasked with
fulfilling this mission and to
make serving the student
their number one goal. But
there is one department on
campus that many people may
never even think about. That
department is the Business
The Business Office plays a
vital role at Lake City
Community College. In a
nutshell, the Business Office
is responsible for many of the
"behind the scenes" activities
that most people do not even
think about when they think
about a college. And even
though the personnel of the
Business Office work behind
the scenes, their dedication to
the college's mission is just as
strong as any other
department. The Business
Office has many departments

and many
ties that
receivable, Morris
payroll and
cashiering services to name a
The accounts payable
department is responsible for
paying for the goods and
services purchased by the
college. The college purchases
many diverse items such as
electricity that lights the class-
room, computers to be used in
that classroom and perhaps a
new roof for the building that
houses that classroom. After
an item or service is received
.from a vendor, that vendor will
issue an invoice to the college
to receive payment. Accounts
payable verifies that the item
or service was received and
then issues a check to the
vendor. During the last calen-
dar year, the accounts payable
department issued almost
9,000 checks.
The accounts receivable
department is responsible for
the collection of money that is
due to the college. The money
owed to the college is usually
for tuition and fees that are
being paid by an organization
on behalf of a student. The
college has agreements with
many state and local
organizations that agree to pay

for all or part of a student's
fees. When a student has been
"sponsored" by an
organization, the college has a
billing agreement in place that
defers or delays payment of all
or part of those fees. When
the enrollment process has
been completed, the total
amount of tuition and fees that
were deferred is calculated.
Accounts receivable then
prepares invoices and mails
them to the appropriate
organizations for payment.
The accounts receivable
department billed on behalf of
more than 1,200 students last
The payroll department is
responsible for insuring that
the college's employees are
paid on time and checks are
accurate. They also insure that
all taxes and other
withholding are properly
calculated. The college has
two paydays per month; the
15th and the last day of each
The majority of the college's
employees receive their pay
via direct deposit. With a
direct deposit, the college
deposits the pay directly in to
a bank account designated by
the employee. The payroll
department currently
prepares a payroll for over
400 college employees. In the
current information age, direct
deposit has become more
efficient as it is cost effective
.and it saves the college's

employees valuable time spent
depositing or cashing their
The one area in the
Business Office that students
probably interact with the
most is the cashier's office.
The cashier's office is
responsible for the collection
of all monies received by the
college. The cashier's office is
composed of one full-time
cashier and two relief cashiers
who assist during the busier
time of registration. The
cashier's office is located in
Building 015, next to the
registrar's office. It is also the
final stop in the registration
process. After a student has
seen his or her adviser and
registered for their classes,
they stop by the cashier's
.office to pay the appropriate
tuition and fees. An important
fact to remember is that all
tuition and fees are due by
3 p.m. on the last day of
regular registration and by
3 p.m. each day during late
The Business Office has
many roles and
responsibilities here at Lake
City Community College. But
our most important responsi-
bility is to our students. The
Business Office personnel
perform their myriad roles
and tasks to help our students
and support the mission of our
* John Morris is LCCC director
of business services

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Kimra Bailey and Greg
Bailey and Rick Witt of Lake
City announce the engage-
ment and approaching mar-
riage of their daughter,
Kristina Witt of Lake City to
Charles "Chuck" Basford of
Marianna, son of Lester and
Myrtle Basford of Marianna.
The wedding is planned for
3 p.m., CST Saturday, May 6,
at First Baptist of Marianna. A
reception will
follow at First Baptist of
Marianna Family Life Center..
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school graduate, graduated
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have three things in common:
they both are retired teachers,
they both are American histo-
ry buffs and both men got
their starts impersonating
Civil War leaders when they
stopped trimming their
Allen, who is a retired pro-
fessor from Brevard
Community College, grew his
4 beard when he was off work
one summer.
"I grew a beard the same
shape of Lincoln's and people
began to say I looked like
Lincoln," Allen said.
A speech instructor at the
college asked Allen to do a
Lincoln impersonation for his
class. Word spread of Allen's
uncanny resemblance to the
Civil War president and he was
asked to do more performanc-
es at civic meetings, churches,
political rallies and other
events. Allen has been por-
traying Lincoln since 1974, but
he said he didn't know much
about the president before he-
"I was scared to death,"
Allen said. "I had no knowl-
edge of Lincoln. I thought I
was going to make a fool of
myself, but I got hooked."
Allen researched Lincoln,
collecting memorabilia and
more than 800 publications
about the president. He has
been coming to Lake City for
the Olustee Battle Festival for
about eight years with the
exception of last year when he
suffered two broken legs.
Allen said he looks forward to
the Olustee Festival each year.
"I consider Lake City the
highlight of my career," he
said. 'The people of Lake City
are so nice. They make me
feel like I'm actually President

Lincoln up there."
But for the first time this
year, Allen will perform as
Lincoln alongside Confederate
General Robert E. Lee on
Saturday at Lake City
Community College's Alfonso
Levy Performing Arts Center.
Adams, 72, has been a Civil
War re-enactor for years and
when he grew out his beard
about 30 years ago, people
said he bore a striking
resemblance to General Lee.
"When I would go to the
re-enactments a lot of people
would come up to me with
cameras and ask me if I was
General Lee," Adams said.
Adams taught computer sci-
ence at Licking County Joint
Vocational School in Ohio and
faculty members at the school
also began to notice he looked
like the Southern leader.
"They started calling me
The general.' That's how they
would greet me in the halls,"
Adams said.
Finally, Adams began creat-
ing his Lee impersonation
when he retired and moved to
Savannah, Ga. He has been
portraying the general for
about eight years for
Elderhostel groups and civic
and historic groups in
Georgia, South Carolina and
"I did a lot of reading and
research and I tried to portray
Lee with the demeanor that I
think he would have. Of
course, he was never filmed or
recorded or anything like that,
so you more or less have to
rely on reading and research,"
Adams said. "I try as, much as
possible in my presentations
to use direct quotes. I feel that
I am very fortunate to look
like and to be able to portray
one of the most monumental,
respected and most
well-known people in
American history."

James Adams will assume the
role of Confederate Gen. Robert
E. Lee on Saturday at LCCC's
Alfonso Levy Performing Arts
Lincoln and Lee: The Civil
War, will be presented at
7:30 p.m., Saturday, at Lake
City Community College's
Alfonso Levy Performing Arts
Center. The performance is
part of the Community Public
Affairs Series, in conjunction
with the Blue-Grey Army and
the Olustee Battle Festival.
"I think it'll be an opportuni-
ty to 'hear from two proficient
impersonators who will be
able to give more detail as to
issues that occurred during
the Civil War days and offer'
differing, viewpoints," said
Mike Null, aide-de-camp with
the Blue-Grey Army.
The .free presentation is the
first of the Community Public
Affairs Series, which was.cre-
ated by Lake City Community
College President Dr. Charles
Hall, Circuit Court Judge
Vernon Douglas and Lake City
Reporter Publisher Michael,
Leonard. The series will aim to
bring educational speakers to

the area.
"Community Public Affairs
Series is being developed to
help challenge, inform and
involve people in Lake City
and North Florida," Leonard
said. "I'm very excited about
this program."
The Lincoln and Lee Civil
War presentation is a good
kickoff for the Community
Public Affairs series because it
will add additional significance
to the Olustee Battle Festival
and 're-enactment, Douglas
"I think the interesting
thing is since Lincoln and
Robert E. Lee never had the
opportunity to meet in real life,
now we can have their
thoughts side-by- side on stage
in period conflict" Douglas
said. "We can compare what
they were thinking to what has
really happened. I think it will
be just a very enlightening
Allen and Adams, who have
never been on the same stage
together, will perform as
Lincoln and Lee as if they have
no knowledge of current-day
S'"They're going to talk about
the South and the North as if
we're in the 1860s," Hall said.
"If you said, 'Can I take a
Polaroid picture?' they would
say, 'What's a Polaroid?'"
The impersonators are so
good that audience members
may feel as though they're
actually in the presence of
Lincoln and Lee, Hall said.
There will be a question-and-
answer session following the
"Several local re-enactors
will be on hand and in uniform
at the event, adding to the fla-
vor of the evening, and the
audience is invited to come
dressed in 1860s clothing,"
Leonard said.

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several times before the war
that the dissolution of the
Federal Union could very well
become a catastrophe. When I
received word about some of
the possible actions of the
Southern states I prayed that
cooler heads could prevail and
that war would be averted, and
that' a cessation might be
..- averted and that the Union
would survive."
Lee said he didn't necessari-
ly agree with Lincoln's freeing
... of the slaves.
"I have said that it is my
opinion that slavery as an

institution in any country is an
evil thing that seems to be
more harmful to the white race
than to the black race," Lee
said. "However, I question the
logic of freeing slaves en
masse. We are responsible for
these people and it is my opin-
ion that they are not ready to
exist at this time as free men
and women."
Lee said he had high hopes
for how the end of the Civil
War would play out.
"My hopes are that. the
South will prevail and be
allowed to follow their own
destiny rather than to rejoin

the Union or establish a new
country," Lee said. "It is my
opinion that the Southern
Confederacy cannot sustain a
protractive war. The limited
resources and the limited man-
power of the Southern states
as compared to the Northern
states will be a hindrance for a
long war."

"My hopes are
that the South will
prevail and be
allowed to
follow their
own destiny."
Gen. Robert E. Lee,
as portrayed by James Allen

GARDEN: Plant bananas
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developed if it were viable.
The fruit are set without polli-
nation (known as partheno-
carpy), so cross pollination
with another plant is not
needed as with many other,
fruit trees.
After 10-24 months of
growth (differs by variety),
the flower stem grows up the
middle of the leaf sheaths
(the trunk) and emerges as a
flower stalk. This means the
banana plant must be protect-
'ed from the cold and survive
the winter so it can bloom the
next spring or summer.
Planting your banana tree on
the south side of the house
can help provide extra
warmth and protection.
If your tree successfully
develops fruit, it may be nec-
essary to support the tree
with a board or other means
so it does not fall over with
the weight of the fruit. After
fruiting, the original stalk will
die, making room for sucker
plants to grow. In fact, one
way to harvest the fruit stalk
is to. cut the tree down!
There are several varieties
sold by mail-order, nurseries.
For Florida, Cavendish is one
popular variety. The Dwarf

Cavendish grows only to six
feet tall making it more wind
resistant during turbulent
weather. Super Dwarf
Cavendish varieties (2-4 feet
tall) make good container
grown plants for outdoors or
inside next to a sunny win-
dow. Some banana varieties
are ornamental with no edi-
ble fruit. There are red leafed
varieties that are quite showy
in the landscape.
Bananas thrive in well-
drained soil with lots of
organic matter and a regular
water supply. Most varieties-.
prefer full sun.
.Check your local garden
centers and mail order cata-
logs and try a banana tree in
your landscape. For more
information on growing
bananas in Florida, check the
Internet for the University of
Florida publication "The
Banana in Florida" at
http://edis. ifas. ufl. edu/MG04
0 or request a copy from our
Extension Service office.

* Dr. Don Goode is the
Director and Horticulture Agent
of the Columbia County
Extension Service, a branch of
the University of Florida.

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