The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City Fla
John H. Perry
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Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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“When we got there, it was 17 below zero before the inaugura-tion,” she said, referring to her-self and her late husband, Ralph Powers, a former head of the Florida Road Board and a major player in Florida politics at the time. “The night before we went to a governors’ reception... We looked up and here comes Jack Kennedy. He came over to where I was standing and shook my hand.” Later that night, then-U.S. Senator George Smathers threw an after-party at his house full of dancing and celebration that lasted well into the wee hours of the morning, she said. “Ralph and I did a waltz alongside Jack and Jackie,” she said. “He was a very good dancer.” Then came Nov. 22, 1963.Frank Powers, 23 at the time, was preparing to graduate boot camp in Cape May, N.J. when his commanding officers ordered the recruits to head to their barracks and pack their bags. “We didn’t know what was going on at first. We thought we were going to war,” he said. Then their commanding officer broke the news. The presi-dent had been shot in Dallas. “We were all shocked. The whole camp was in mourning. Nobody really know what we were going to do,” he said. A short time later, he and his company were sent to Maryland to prepare for the six-mile long funeral procession. Powers marched just yards in front of the president’s caisson (the cart carrying the cas-ket)—the same one used during Abraham Lincoln’s funeral 98 years earlier. “What really stood out in my mind was the quietness,” he said. “There were thousands of people on each side of the street, but you could hear a pin drop. It was extraordinarily quiet.” Once they crossed the Potomac River and reached Arlington, his group was placed at ease during the burial cer-emony. “It was very powerful to see the guns and aircraft flying over, Air Force One and all the military planes flying in salute,” he said. “The whole thing was almost surreal considering that my parents were at his inau-guration and here I was at his funeral.” Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Tigers win, Indians lose in playoffs. ELC helpingprepare kids for kindergarten SUNDAYEDITION 1D 1B CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 6AAdvice & Comics......... 8BPuzzles ................. 2B HONORING OUR VETS Special luncheon at hospice, 6A 91 64 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A People.................. 2AOpinion ................ 4AObituaries .............. 5AAdvice.................. 5DPuzzles .............. 2B, 3B 79 63 Isolated Rain WEATHER, 10A Vol. 139, No. 205 1AWomanlying in streetkilled by carBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA 32-year-old Lake City woman is dead after she was run over by a motor-ist Friday night while she was lying in the road. Authorities do not know whether the woman was dead before she was struck by the vehicle, officials said Saturday. Sarah Jean Edenfield, 32, of Lake City, died in the incident, which occurred around 10:42 p.m. Friday on Lake Jeffery Road. Tracy Hisler-Pace, Florida Highway Patrol Troop B public information offi-cer, said Edenfield’s body will be sent to the medical examiner’s office to deter-mine the cause of death and the results should be back in about six to eight weeks. According to FHP reports, April Jade Moore, 20, of Olustee, was driv-ing a 2008 Chevrolet HHR southbound on Lake Jeffery Road (County Road 250) approaching the intersec-tion of Scenic Lake Drive. Driver swerved to avoid her onScenic Lake Dr. JFK 50 YEARS LATERLake City remembers the day Kennedy diedTwo days stand out clearly in the mind of 97-year-old Lake City resident Helena Powers: Shaking hands with President John F. Kennedy the night before his inauguration and his untimely demise in the streets of Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Her son, former Coast Guard reservist Frank Powers, described the six-mile march he and his company made escorting the president’s casket to its final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery as “surreal.” STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City ReporterHelena Powers thumbs through a limited edition book abo ut John F. Kennedy she received when she and her late husband R alph Powers attended his 1961 inauguration. By STEVEN RICHMOND | JFK continued on 8A By AMANDA I n the days leading up to Typhoon Haiyan’s landfall in the central Philippines, Steve Roberts and his wife, Rosalinda, were glued to the televi-sion — waiting. “We were wondering if it was going to let up, if it was going to turn, where was the eye going to go — all of the same ques-tions you would have if it was going to land here,” Roberts said. “It’s not easy to get off those islands, like you would think, when they call for an evacuation. So then, after it happened, not being able to get a hold of family members was concern-ing.” A member of Lake City’s Filipino American Cultural Society, Rosalinda Roberts has family in the Philippines, including her brother. She isn’t the only one with family struggling to recover from Haiyan’s aftermath. For days after the disaster, families in America couldn’t reach their rela-tives on the other side of the world. But then, calls and texts started trickling in, mostly with bittersweet news. People were safe, but homes were destroyed. “It will take years for the Philippines to recover from this,” said local FACS member Incos Smith. “The problem is that everything was flattened out. There are no buildings, no electric-ity poles. They’re pretty much rebuilding the whole community from scratch.” To help the Filipino communities hit the hardest, FACS is already boxing relief goods to ship abroad. Baby bottles, diaper cream, pocket-sized Lysol, Dove soap, clothes, canned goods and more have already been placed in boxes, ready and wait-ing to be shipped to the hometowns of local mem-bers. Once those three or four families have been helped, the remainder of the boxes will be donated Stevens takes lead at state reading programBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comColumbia County resident Wendy Stevens recent-ly took charge of the state’s reading program. Stevens was tapped as executive director of Just Read, Florida! on Tuesday. “It’s quite an honor. It’s a privi-lege,” she said during a telephone interview Friday afternoon. Stevens began her new job Tuesday, but said she was notified about a month ago that she had gotten the position. Stevens worked in the Columbia School District for about 31 years, the last seven at Columbia High School. A former elementary school teacher, she worked as an instructional coach ‘Rebuilding from scratch’ Filipino American Cultural Society is collecting aid to send overseas. Photos by AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City Reporter Members of the Filipino American Cultural Society separa te clothes-related donations Friday afternoon in the garage of member Incos Smith. Clothing needed to be divided into adult and children’s clothes, so that each box could contain an adequate amount of each item. (From left: Fritz Balajadia, Lyn Crast and Juliet Weidlich). Mel Gavette packs non-per-ishable goods into a box des-tined for the Philippine islands in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation. The Filipino American Cultural Society is accepting dona-tions from the community to add to their relief packages.‘There were thousands of people on each side of the street, but you could hear a pin drop. It was extraordinarily quiet.’— Frank Powers on the funeral march EDENFIELD continued on 9A RELIEF continued on 9A STEVENS continued on 9A Stevens ‘MAGNUM PSI’ Robot fires Tshirts, 3A


PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Friday: 8-9-20-43 (4) Friday: 4-8-15-23-36 Saturday: Afternoon: 6-0-1 Saturday: Afternoon: 8-5-4-6 Saturday: 5-12-14-28-45-50-x2 Body of man who fell from plane likely found FORT LAUDERDALE A uthorities said Saturday that theyve likely found the body of a Florida man who they say fell out of a private plane, three days into a land and sea search that included parts of the Atlantic Ocean near Miami. Even though we pre sume that the body found is that of Gerardo Nales, investigators are pending official identification from the Medical Examiners Office, Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said in a statement. The presumed body of 42-year-old Nales was found in an area of man groves around 10:30 a.m., Zabaleta said. A day ear lier, police air and water units were scouring the sea and had expanded their search area because of currents and wind. The pilots identity has not been released, nor has the intended destination of the plane. Authorities said there were only two people on board. The pilot of the Piper PA 46 called for help Thursday afternoon, radioing may day, mayday, mayday and telling an air traffic control ler that a door was open and a passenger had fallen from the plane. The aircraft had just taken off from Tamiami Executive Airport, located south of Miami. 11-year-old killed in scooter crash ST. PETERSBURG An 11-year-old girl has died after a scooter acci dent in southwest Florida. St. Petersburg police say Sonia Savage and a friend were riding scooters Friday when Sonia didnt look both ways before crossing the street. She crashed into a truck and was run over by the left rear wheel of the vehicle. The girl was taken to the hospital where she later died from her inju ries. Savage celebrated her 11th birthday on Wednesday. Police say alcohol was not a factor and there are no pending charges against the driver. On pace for record tourism TAMPA Florida is on pace to have a record year for tourism, Gov. Rick Scott said Friday. About 22.9 million visi tors came to Florida in the third quarter of 2013, which is an increase of 1.7 percent over the same period in 2012. Gov. Rick Scott announced the tourism numbers during a news conference at Busch Gardens and said his goal is for the state to reach 100 million visitors. Scott, who is running for re-election, tied the rise in tourism to job creation. Tourism creates a whole bunch of jobs in our state, said Scott, adding that for every 85 visitors, one job is created. Scott, who was joined by officials from Visit Florida and Visit Tampa Bay the state and regions tourism marketing groups said more visitors came to the state between July and September of this year than any other third quar ter in the states history. Visitor spending in Florida between January and August 2013 was $51.8 billion, officials said. There have been a total of 72.6 million visi tors to the state through September. Some of Floridas tour ism growth is coming from overseas visitors. There were 2.9 million in the third quarter, represent ing a 10.1 percent increase over the same period in 2012. Weve got the best tour ism product in the world, he said. Man gets 12 yrs. for house crash JACKSONVILLE A Jacksonville man who killed a teenage girl when he crashed his minivan into her bedroom has been sen tenced to 12 years in prison. A Duval County judge sentenced 52-year-old Ismet Sijamhodzic on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to vehicular homi cide. Sijamhodzic told police he hadnt slept for three days before the night in August 2012 when he ran a stop sign at the end of a Jacksonville road, went through a concrete wall and crashed into 17-yearold Janay Jacksons home. An arrest report said there were no indications he attempted to stop or steer the van to avoid impact. No skid marks were evident at the scene. A blood test showed Sijamhodzic had Xanax in his system, but he didnt have a prescription. Area newspapers report that trace amounts of marijuana also were found. SAN FRANCICO A 5-year-old Northern California boy who has battled leukemia for years became a darling of social media and attracted thousands of fans at home and around the country including the president as he took on the persona of his favorite superhero. Dressed in Batmans signature cape and mask, Miles Scott faced foe after foe around San Francisco on Friday, drawing huge crowds and fulfilling his greatest wish in the process. The White House sent out a tweet encouraging Batkid to Go get em! and in a video recording, President Barack Obama said, Way to go, Miles! Way to save Gotham! Batkid was called into service by Police Chief Greg Suhr and spent the day zooming from one crime scene to the next. Accompanied by an adult Batman impersonator, Batkid rescued a damsel in distress from cable car tracks, captured the Riddler as he robbed a bank, and saved the San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal from the Penguins clutches. Miles was able to fulfill his wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the city and volunteers who stepped forward to help. Batkid had a police escort worthy of a dignitary as he sped around the city in a black Lamborghini with Batman decals, with officers block ing traffic and riding alongside him on motorcycles. I think it might be the first time a Lamborghini had a booster seat, said Patricia Wilson, the executive director for Make-a-Wish in the Greater Bay Area. JR Smith finds Twitter trouble again NEW YORK J.R. Smith might be in trouble again because of Twitter. The New York Knicks guard, who was fined $25,000 by the NBA last year for a racy tweet, had a new problem Thursday after an exchange with Detroits Brandon Jennings that appeared to include a threat. Im always in trouble with Twitter, Smith said before the Knicks played Houston. I dont know what it is. Trying to shake it. His latest issue started Wednesday after Jennings made a critical com ment about Smiths little brother, Chris, who also plays for the Knicks. Jennings noted that Chris Smith is in the NBA though Pooh Jeter and Bobby Brown arent. J.R. Smith, saying he is tired of people disre specting his little brother, responded with a couple of tweets, the one that appeared threatening toward Detroit later taken down. But Smith denied any bad intent, saying he and Jennings have played together in the summer and had a good relationship. Theres a way to threaten some body and thats not the way, to pub licly threaten somebody, Smith said. Martin to help choose song for WCup album SAO PAULO FIFA says Ricky Martin will be among the judges of a worldwide contest to pick a song for the official 2014 World Cup album and will record the final version of the track. Soccers governing body says aspiring musicians can submit vid eos of original song proposals begin ning in December. 5-year-old a smash hit as Batkid Saturday: 5-31-50-55-56 (9) 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Correction The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifica tions will run in this space. And thanks for reading. HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. 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In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or ser vice related credits will be issued. Circulation .............. 755-5445 ( Home delivery rates (Tuesday -Friday and Sunday) 12 Weeks .................. $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46 Rates include 7% sales tax. Mail rates 12 Weeks .................. $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter Celebrity Birthdays Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Good fellas) is 71. Comedic actor Danny Devito is 69. Actress Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Mean Girls) is 35. Braun is 30. Bassist for The Band Perry, Reid Perry, is 25. Thought for Today Scripture of the Day Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Psalm 119:18 If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere . Groucho Marx AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City Reporter A big donation for big dreams Ring Power donated a fork lift to Columbia High School logistics program for the class to use throughout the 2013-14 school year. It is the second year in a row the company has allowed CHS to borrow a fork lift valued at $27,000 for their program. It has always been a core value of Ring Power to give back to the com munity, and we understand the importance of preparing our young students with the necessary tools to be effective in our dynamic, global economy, said Michael Friedman, who added that the Ring Power Vice President in Jacksonville, Robert Burkhead, supports the project fully. From left: Nikole Bryant, Lorrae Blalock, Dallas Dice, Austin Williams, Tre Dandy, Dominique Cason (behind forklift), Rebecca Golden, Michael Friedman, David Robinson, Brandon Burt, Anthony Alexander, Katie Taylor, Kayla Follmann, Tangi Baker, Dalton Powell and Pearce Fitz. COURTESY Its what they call speed ... networking The Lake City Columbia County Chamber of Commerces, Young Professional Group, hosted a Speed Networking event for all members. Attendees were given two minutes to talk with each person before they moved onto the next participant. Left side of table: Joy Lizotte, Mark Robinson and Noah Walker. Right side of table: Tommy Slaughter, Esta Eberhardt and Heather McInnis. 2A Associated Press Associated Press


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 3A3A The Lake City Reporter is QRZVHHNLQJTXDOLHG FDQGLGDWHVIRUWKH SRVLWLRQRISales AssociateThis position requires VHOIPRWLYDWLRQDQGGULYH to assist businesses within WKHFRPPXQLW\ZLWKWKHLU PDUNHWLQJDQGVDOHVSODQV $SSO\LQJFDQGLGDWHVPXVW SRVVHVVDQHQHUJHWLFDQG SURIHVVLRQDODWWLWXGHDORQJ ZLWKDFOHDQGULYLQJKLVWRU\ 3D\UDQJHLVEDVHGRQ H[SHULHQFH 7KLVSRVLWLRQLVRIIHUHG 6DODU\SOXVXQFDSSHG &RPPLVVLRQ 3OHDVHVHQGDOOUHVXPHVWR RUPDLOWR$WWQ7KHUHVD :HVWEHUU\(DVW'XYDO Street, Lake City, Fl 32055Lake City Reporter Man was sprayed with bug spray, CCSO saysBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City woman, who said she was looking for her cat, was arrested Monday night after alleg-edly spraying bug spray in man’s face who said he didn’t have her cat. Melody Faith Luke, 34, 196 SW Kirby Ave., was charged with criminal mischief, trespass-ing and aggravat-ed bat-tery in connec-tion with the case. She was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility on $27,000 bond. According to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports, Cpl. Jennifer Wolf responded to a home on SW State Road 247 to investigate an aggravated battery case and met a man who told him he had been sprayed in the face with what he believed was bug spray by an unknown woman. The victim told Wolf the woman had been up to his home about 30 min-utes prior to him being sprayed, around 9:15 p.m., when she knocked on his door and asked if he had her cat. The victim said he and his wife thought the woman was gone for the night, but returned 30 min-utes later and sprayed him in the face with a can of bug spray. The victim said he did not need treatment from emergency medical services. The victim and his wife said the woman also van-dalized their vehicle. Wolf reported, “It was apparent it had been sprayed with some sort of bug spray based on the odor coming from the vehicle. The bug spray can be seen as an off-white liquid substance on the windows and all around the vehicle.” While the victims were speaking with Wolf, deputy Charles Vaughn found the suspect, who was identi-fied as Luke by her father. The victim was taken to Luke’s home where he reportedly identified her as the person who sprayed him. Luke was arrested and taken to jail and the depu-ties reportedly found a can of roach spray in the back of the truck at the home were Luke was found. Luke Juveniles face charges after crash that injured 2 agnum PSI fires T-shirts into crowds and fires students up about learning By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThree Clay County runaways, two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old, were taken into custody by Columbia County sheriff’s dep-uties after the SUV they were driving crashed into a pickup truck with deputies in pursuit. Two Lake City residents in the pickup suffered minor injuries in the crash, reports said. The driver of the vehicle, who was 13, was charged with having no driver’s license, no proof of insurance and fleeing the scene of a crash, reports said. The Lake City Reporter chose not to publish the juveniles’ names due to their ages. According to FHP, the juveniles, all from Middleburg, were traveling south on SW Pinemount Road fleeing Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies in a 2007 Toyota SUV. Jeremy Wayne Boyett, 43, and Heather Lee Boyett, 35, both of Lake City, were headed west on U.S. Highway 90 in a 2003 Toyota Tundra, stopped at the red light at the intersection of U.S. 90 and SW Pinemount Road. The traffic signal turned green and Boyett proceeded through the intersection when the 13-year-old ran the red light, causing the front of the Tundra to strike the right side of the SUV. After the crash all three teenagers fled the vehicle but were later apprehended by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies, according to FHP. None were injured in the crash. Pace said the SUV was not reported stolen but the juveniles may face additional charges from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. By AMANDA LEGO-like gears, scraps of metal and computer parts dot the Engineering Technology class-room at Columbia High School, where the Robotics Team spent two months constructing their newest addition — a shirt-throw-ing, confetti-flinging robot called Magnum PSI. Since Magnum PSI’s completion days prior to the CHS Homecoming game, the robot has visited football games, fall festivals and local elementary schools. “We’ve always tried to do outreach in the community... but in building this, now people are coming to us,” said Engineering Technology teacher Celena Crews. “I’m getting a couple e-mails a week from people asking us if we can bring the robot.” In a couple of weeks, Magnum PSI and the Robotics Team will be at Summers Elementary School for Space Night, where they will use the robot to get children excited about what they can do with sci-ence and math. Every year, the team competes in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, a national event to inspire young people’s inter-est and participation in science and technology. But during the spring build-season, when they are rushing to get a robot ready for the competition, there isn’t much time to experiment with new techniques. “Every January, we get the game design, and we have six weeks to design, build and test a 120-pound robot,” Crews said. “Earlier this year, we said we were going to do one during our off-season.” She wanted her students to learn how to use pneumatics — the study and application of pressur-ized gas to produce mechanical motion — and transmission on their robotic creations. The robot can fire T-shirts approximately 200 feet, into stadium stands or over the stands, if they want. “Those are the things that held us back in previous years because we didn’t take them on,” Crews added. According to Dugan Dotson, Robotics Team captain, the T-shirt cannon allowed the students to test unused methods and an experimental metal during the less hectic off-season. When try-ing to complete a robot in time for the yearly competition, stu-dents do not have extra time to devote to complicated techniques. Magnum PSI also allowed stu-dents who normally participate in the non-technical aspects of the team to get hands-on. “We do all our work for other classes,” Dugan said. “But as soon as the bell rings, it’s all robotics until the dead of night.” Organized in 2011, the Robotics Team gained such success Crews was able to start the Engineering Technology classes. She now offers all three levels required to meet industry standards, so stu-dents can graduate high school with a certification. Students can earn certifications in a 2D-model-ing program, AutoCAD; 3D-mod-eling program, SolidWorks; and LabVIEW, a graphical program-ming language. Formerly an aero-space engineer with NASA, Crews moved to Lake City with her hus-band and had to leave her job. She began teaching — and now offers three engineering courses, a cal-culus class and a physics class. “It has me back in engineering,” Crews said. “Now I just have to engineer students, instead of a spacecraft and such.” Many of her students plan to pursue a degree in engineer-ing after they leave high school, prepared with information from Crews’ classroom. “They’ve been told since they were little: ‘Oh, you like to play with LEGOS — you should be an engineer,’” Crews said. “But if you ask them what a specific field of engineering does, they usually don’t know. So this gives them an opportunity to experience what different engineers do. They can figure out what they’re most inter-ested in and pursue that.” Until last year, Dugan played football. But during his freshman year, the robotics team drove their robot onto the field to test it — and he decided to be a part of the Engineering Technology program. “I didn’t really know what I was getting into,” Dugan added. “But it turned out to be an awesome experience.” He plans to major in either mechanical or electrical engineer-ing. Fellow Robotics Team member Brayden Thomas also plans to major in engineering, though he hasn’t settled on a specific field yet. Ever since he was a child, he’s always loved construction. “What really sparked my interest was when I got my first LEGO set as a little kid,” Brayden said. “I always loved the idea of taking a bunch of little pieces and turning them into something bigger.” The LEGO sets soon became more complicated. As Brayden grew, he would build 1,000-piece LEGO sets in a matter of 20 min-utes. “Soon LEGOs became uncool, and I found my new love of robot-ics in ninth grade,” Brayden added.The Columbia High School robotics program has acquired a 3-D printer, which can make household items like a salt and pepper shaker and a couple wrenches. The class even tested out an Apple iPhone case with workable gear cogs. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High School robotics student Dugan Dotson, 17, m akes some adjustments to Magnum PSI, a new robot used for community o utreach that launches T-shirts as well as other item out of three c annons. Students work on a modified version of a ranger bot. WORKSHOP MEETING CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council for the City of Lake City, Florida will hold a workshop meeting on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM., in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall at205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. CITY COUNCIL MEETING THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA WILL MEET ON MONDAY, November 18, 2013 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CITY HALL AT 205 NORTH MARION AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA All interested persons are invited to attend. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services for any of the meetings identified above, as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please $/.4"$44)&*48"."(&293''*$&"4nrr By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City man was arrested Friday morning after a night of physically assault-ing his girlfriend following a night of drinking, CCSO reports. Rocky Dean Martin, 30, was drinking with his girlfriend of six months at the local bar Hanger 7 Thursday evening before returning to the woman’s residence later that night, the arrest report said. The victim said Martin began “saying things under his breath” before the cou-ple entered into a verbal argument, the report said. As things got heated, Martin allegedly slapped her in the face and attempt to “twist” her head off, telling her she would “never leave him.” The woman responded by biting Martin on the arm and grabbing his male parts in self defense, the report said. The woman was able to lock herself in a nearby bed-room and contact authori-ties, at which time Martin left the residence and locked himself in a nearby vehicle, authorities said. Deputies said Martin was unresponsive when they tried to make contact with him. Martin then left the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot before loosing his footing on wet grass, at which point law enforce-ment were able to detain him, the report said. Martin was booked into Columbia County Detention Facility on $28,678 bond. He faces charges of simple assault, resisting an officer without violence and battery. He also had a warrant for his arrest from Pinellas County for loitering or prowl-ing and failing to appear for an arraignment hearing. Man faces assault charges Martin PATRICK SCOTT/ Special to the ReporterA tow truck driver secures two vehicles after fleeing juveniles caused a crash.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the Philippines – and with those in the Filipino American com-munity of Lake City, as they labor to provide sustenance and aid to their loved ones and compatriots in the wake of a terrible calamity. It appears no one with direct local ties died due to Typhoon Haiyan, the worst storm ever to hit the island nation. But more than a week later, the suffering there seems nearly insurmountable. Thousands dead, two million displaced.“Displaced” is a clinical-sounding term that refers to people whose homes have been destroyed and have been left with little or no food and likely no clean water. It is a horrific plight, and help still hasn’t reached many of those hardest hit. Folks here are doing their part, and you can too, if you wish. The local Filipino American Cultural Society is accepting donations, either goods or cash. Call Carmelita Mattox at 386-344-3315. In addition, FACS will also be outside Winn Dixie on Saturday to accept donations. OPINION Sunday, November 17, 2013 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities —“Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: Our thoughts, prayers are with the Philippines TODAY IN HISTORY Q Associated Press On this date: In 1558, Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary. In 1800, Congress held its first session in Washington in the partially completed Capitol building. In 1869, the Suez Canal opened in Egypt.In 1889, the Union Pacific Railroad Co. began direct, daily railroad service between Chicago and Portland, Ore., as well as Chicago and San Francisco. In 1934, Lyndon Baines Johnson married Claudia Alta Taylor, better known as “Lady Bird.” In 1962, Washington’s Dulles International Airport was dedicated by President Kennedy. In 1970, the Soviet Union landed an unmanned, remote-controlled vehicle on the moon, the Lunokhod 1. In 1973, President Nixon told Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando: “People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.” Teaching evolution promotes bullying To the Editor:I wonder how many of us have ever been bullied? I know I have. The memories of being bullied in school may still come fresh in your minds like they are still on mine. There is more than one way we can be bullied. The Bible tells of non-verbal physical bullying as when Cain bullied Abel to death. Then there is verbal bullying (II Kings 2:23-24) when 42 boys called Elisha the prophet a bald head. A comeuppance or payback may eventfully come to a bully but that does not take away the pain we suf-fer when we are bullied. So how does this relate to evolution in the public schools compared to the Holy Bible? Well, does not evolution teach survival of the fittest? It is sort of like the game called “King of the Hill.” The strong survive and the weak get pushed off to the side. In school, the bullies are more often than not stronger, older, bigger, more in number, and able to come up with a bullying remark with a single sentence that describes some weak characteristic of us. Many bullies are clever. They know how to bully verbally and get your goat and get away with it. Then they smile or laugh at your reaction and sometimes get others to laugh with them. Bullying is a sin but teaching of evolution has bullied the Bible right out of the public school classroom as a Book of authority. When this happened it opened the floodgates to bullying and it is a constant struggle to stem the tide. What is the best countermeasure for this? It is the Holy Bible. What happened to one of the biggest, meanest, foul-mouthed bullies who could dunk a basketball standing flat-footed in his bare feet? Well, he proudly mouthed off with foul language. The Philistine Goliath cursed David by his gods. The result was that this big bully got stoned, resulting in Excedrin head-ache 109. (I Samuel 17) He should have quit while he was ahead, that is while he still had a head attached to his neck. Bullies do not like to be taught that the God is looking over their shoulder. Teach the golden rule. “Do to oth-ers whatever you would like them to do to you.” (Matthew 7:12) Kenny MerrikenLake CityFriday night lights return homeT here’s nothing better than a high school foot-ball game in your town in mid-November. It’s a sign you’re in the presence of a budding champion. It’s playoff time and, even better, it’s the second round. Get ready, Lake City. It’s our time as fans to rally and celebrate in the chill of a mid-November’s night this Friday as our Columbia High School Tigers return home to host Bartram Trail from Jacksonville in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs. It doesn’t get any better.Speculation was that CHS would have to win its first two playoff games on the road to possibly have a shot at hosting in the third round, but the other bracket didn’t neces-sarily play out as anticipated. Bartram Trail put the smack down on Ed White High, 50-20, on Friday night. Bartram Trail (the Bears) was 5-5 in the regular season (6-5 now) and 3-1 in their district. They took the show on the road to Ed White and hammered the Commanders – the team that gave Columbia its only loss this season. Ed White won our district champi-onship in the regular season. Our Tigers (10-1) did their part Friday night by dominating St. Augustine, 42-24. So Columbia gets chance to uphold district honor and play a team that is explosive and unpre-dictable. Will the Bears five-loss team show up or will it be the world-beaters that put on a show on Friday night? Columbia will be ready to play and ready for any-thing. This is what makes high school football so streaky, unpredictable and fantastic to watch. A group of 16-18 year old kids carry their entire year’s work and prepara-tion, not to mention the hopes and dreams of the parents and fans, into the second round. If you want to feel that sense of community pride and place I spoke of last week, go to the Tigers game and cheer on our team. You will see people you haven’t in a long time, maybe meet new friends, and see one of the best high school football programs in the state. Coach Brian Allen is a great leader and a positive role model for the young men in our community. Allen teaches fundamen-tal football skills, but he also teaches character skills to his players. The Tigers need the community to continue to rally behind them. Celebrate all that is right about quality high school football play-off time in the South. The team brought the playoffs back to us with a first-round win. Let’s support our Tigers on Friday night and help them move on to the third round of the playoffs for the second straight year. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editor:Charlie Brown’s dog Snoopy said, “No use doing a lot of barking if you don’t have much to say.” Sooo...(BARK) Our country has already experienced Richard Nixon, who was a liar, Jimmy Carter, who was incompetent, and now we are experiencing Barack Obama, who is both! Lotsa luck, America! (BARK)Marian LewisLake CityIs Obama barking up the wrong tree? Todd Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. Fix this health-care law or do without The Obama administration has had three years to prepare for the introduction of the Affordable Care Act and has so far botched it, badly but maybe not irreparably. As of Thursday, only 27,794 people had selected a plan through the federal exchange and 79,391 though the state exchanges, out of a universe of 48 million Americans without health insurance. In the meantime, millions of consumers had their private plans cancelled or were warned that they faced cancellation because the plans did not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act. Taking much longer than he should have, Obama relented and agreed to allow the insurance companies to continue selling the policies the administration deemed inadequate for another year. If we are to have a health-care system comparable to other wealthy, developed countries -and we’re running behind the curve -Obama has to get this right. It’s not as if there is something better in waiting; there is nothing in waiting if this law doesn’t succeed. Q Scripps Howard News Service4AOPINION


Ceda Mae Prester Mrs. Ceda Mae Prester, 85, of Lake City came to her untimely death on November 11, 2013 as a result of an automo bile accident. She was born February 2, 1928 in Tam pa, FL her par ents were the late Rev J. M. and Minnie Joshua of Lake City. She graduated from Richardson High School in 1947. She ac cepted Christ in September 1940 and became a member of the New Bethel (MB) Church under the late Rev C. H. Rawls. She sang in both the junior choir and choir #2. She also was a mem ber of the Lofton-Miller-Jack son American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors are: A loving hus band Jessie Prester, son Larry J. Nelson, granddaughter Lacda Nelson, great-grandson Jedidiah Williams, sister-in-law Mil dred Bryant, daughter-in-law Shellice V. Nelson and a host of cousins and loving friends. Visitation for Family and Friends will be from 4-8 pm Friday, November 15, at the Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday Novem ber 16, 2013 at 1:00pm at the New Bethel (MB) Church, 550 NE Martin Luther King St., Lake City with Pastor Alvin will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. MIZELL FUNERAL HOME 365 NW Washington St. Lake City is in charge of all ar rangements ph(386) 752-3166. E-mail ( ) Please sign guest register at www.mizellfuneralhome.comEloise Davis-Foster Mrs. Eloise Davis-Foster, age 68, resident of Lake City, Florida met her untimely death Monday, November 11, 2013 as a result of a tragic accident. Eloise was born Septem ber 11, 1945 in Lake City, Florida to Mrs. Lizzie J. Lee and Mr. Hugh Lee, her parents and 8 of her siblings preceded her in death. She received her educa tion at Richardson High School in Columbia County. Eloise was a faithful and dedi cated member of Trinity United Methodist Church and served on the Trustees Board, Finance and Culinary committees, Stewardess Board and she loved serving her She was employed by the Co lumbia County School Board as a Bus Driver for many years. She leaves to cherish her memo ries her loving and devoted hus band of 18 years, Mr. Gene Foster, Sr., 4 children: Yolanda Rollins, Tyress Davis, Willie C. Davis and Cecilia Davis all of Lake City, Florida, 8 step-children: Mattie May of Brooker, Florida, Gene (Maxie) Foster, J., Willie Gene (Connie) Foster, Kenny (Sue) Wright all of Gainesville, Florida, Curtis (Pamela_ Jones of Goldberg, North Carolina, Amy Gene Foster of Brooker, Florida, Connie V. Foster of Lake City, Florida and James J. Foster of Ocala, Florida. 2 sis ters: Elizabeth Cooper of Lake City, Florida and Ethel Wyche of Jacksonville, Florida, 35 grand children, 25 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, her adopted families and friends. Celebration for Mrs. Eloise Da vis-Fosters life will be Wednes day, November 20, 2013 at Trini ty United Methodist Church, 248 N.E. Martin Luther King Street, Lake City, Florida, Rev. Fatha will follow in Forest Lawn Memo rial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may offer condolences Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel 251 N. E. Wash ington Street, Lake City, Florida. Arrangements entrusted to COOPER FUNERAL HOME 251 N.E. Washington Street, Lake City, FL 32055. Willis O. Cooper, L.F.D.Thomas Nathan Vining Mr. Thomas Nathan Vining, 77, of Lake City, FL went to be with The Lord on Thursday, November 14. He passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with Alzheimers. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Vining, daughters Susan Vining, Sarah (Vining) Rodriguez, Three grandsons, Nathan & Matthew Rodriguez & Michael Webster.; his brother, James Ronald Ron Vining (Shirley), nieces & neph ews Karen Cruciata (Jimmy), Kaitlyn, Anthony, Brandon, Greg Vining (Tammy). Daniel, Hannah, Cameron & Abby. He is proceed ed in death by his mother Nola Mae Vining, Father, T. B. Vin ing and nephew Brandon Vining. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army & served in the Korean war. A memorial service will be held Monday, November 18 at 2PM at Hopeful Baptist Church, Family asks that in lieu in his name to the Alzheimers Association at donate.asp Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 5A 5A COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter. com. Nov. 17 Surviving the Holidays Pastor Jeff Tate will lead a Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays session at the First United Methodist Church, 973 S. Marion Ave., in the fellowship hall, on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 4-6 p.m. You dont have to face the first holiday with out your loved one alone. The event is open to the public at no charge. If you are interested in attend ing, please RSVP to info@ or call Arlene at 752-488. An RSVP will allow us to have enough books an hand for everyone in attendance. Nov. 18 SCORE Workshop SCORE is holding an online business workshop and discussion on Monday, Nov. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the downtown Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Avenue. SCORE Counselors will answer general business and entrepreneurship ques tions and all participants will receive a complete packet of valuable busi ness planning and busi ness resource materials. Call 386-752-2000 or email to reserve your seat. RSVP is required. Executive Committee The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway Inc., executive committee meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Coalition Office, 1104 SW Main Boulevard. The Coalition administers the state and federal funding for all School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) programs for the fol lowing counties: Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee and Union. We encourage community par ticipation and welcome any imput. Food for Fines The Columbia County Public Library will part ner with the Christian Service Center for a one-week Food for Fines project. From Nov. 1824, for every one nonexpired, sealed, non-per ishable food item that is brought to any of the three CCPL locations, the library patron will be able to exchange the item for $1 in overdue fines or fees. One item equals 41, five items equals $5, etc. The food collected will be delivered to the Christian Service Center in Lake City for local dis tribution. Food collected at the Fort White Branch Library will be delivered to a local food bank. Food will be accepted only dur ing the seven-day project period. Stakeholder meeting The stakeholder adviso ry committee of the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership will meet at 1 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Florida Gateway College, 149 S.E. College Place. The meeting will be held in the Wilson S. Rivers Library and Media Center, Building 200, Room 102. The agenda includes an update and discussion on the Lower Santa Fe and Ichetucknee rivers and springs minimum flows and levels and recovery strategies. The meeting is open to the public, and there will be an opportunity for public comment. For more information about the Partnership and to view meeting materi als, visit northfloridawater. com. Nov. 19 Items needed The Auxiliary of Shands Lakeshore Hospital will hold their annual garage sale to benefit continuing education on Nov. 19 in the first floor conference room from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donated items are needed to make this sell successful. Receipts from this sale are matched by the auxiliary and funds are presented to those in the health profes sion who wish to continue their studies. We accept any and all white elephants to sell and everyone is invited to buy. The hospital is also look ing for golf car drivers to transport patients and guests from the parking lot to the front door. If you are 18 years or older, have a valid drivers license and can donate four hours a week, the Auxiliary would love to have you join their team. Applications are available at the front desk or in the gift shop. Open House The Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Open House & R/C for Origins Family Medical & Weight Loss Clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 194 SW Wall Terrace. Please RSVP for this event. Library program Friends of the Library welcome Rick Smith, son of A Land Remembered author Patrick D. Smith, who will present a multi media program at 7 p.m. at the Main Library. The pro gram will talk about Patrick Smith and the research and experiences that led him to write his beloved novels. FREE tickets are required. Get your tickets in advance at the Library. Please note this is a change from the original location of the pro gram. Art League meeting The Art League of North Florida invites the commu nity to the monthly meeting at the First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday Nov. 19 at 6:15 p.m. There will be fellowship followed by a supper, short busi ness meeting, and Sandy Lindfors as guest speaker. Sandys program is titled, Chewed through restraints. Having taught oil painting for 40 years, Sandy is now retired. She uses her oil painting expe rience to compliment her love for fabric art. NARFE meeting The National Active and Retired Federal Employees wil meet on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court. Blue Cross / Blue Shield will be present ing this years health ben efits and premium cost. All federal retires are welcome to attend even if you are not a member. For more infor mation contact Jim Purvis at 752-8570 or 292-9361. Nov. 21 Master Gardener The Master Gardener program is now accepting applications for its 2014 class. Training will begin on January 8. Participants who complete the program are certified as Master Gardeners by the University of Florida Extension. Two orientation meetings will be held in November. People interested in the training are encouraged to attend one of these meet ings to learn more about the program, meet other UF Master Gardeners, and pick up an application. Thursday, November 21st, 5:45 at the Ft. White Public Library Branch Saturday, November 23rd, 1:30 at the Main Library in downtown Lake City. No reservation is needed and everyone is welcome to attend an orientation. Camera Club Branford Camera Club will hold its monthly meet ing on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Cuzins restau rant. The program will be a group discussion on shoot ing photos with the manual mode, understanding aper tuer setting, shutter speed and more. Reminder: In December we meet on Thursday, Dec. 12 to have our annual Christmas Party and photo share. Military officers The Suwannee River Valley Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold is monthly dinner meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Lake City Elks Lodge, 259 NE Hernando St. Happy hour starts at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the program will fol low. The dinner meeting is open to all active duty military officers, retired and former officers, mem bers of the Reserve and National Guard, and their surviving spouses. For information and reservations call Tandy Carter at 719-9706 or Vernon Lloyd at 752-4885. Emergency Planning North Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Lake City Fire Department, 225 NW Main Blvd. Suite 101. SPECIALIZING IN: Non-Invasive Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery Adolescent Gynecology High and Low Risk Obstetrics Contraception Delivering at Shands Lake Shore In-Ofce ultrasounds for our patients 3D/4D Entertainment Scans New Patients Welcome Call today for a personal appointment: 386-755-0500 449 SE Baya Drive Lake City, Florida 32025 WE ARE WOMEN, WE ARE M OTHERS, WE UNDERST A ND Board Certied Healthcare Provider offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. Daina Greene, MD Marlene Summers, CNM WILSONS O UTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 Camo galore Pants Hats Shirts Jackets Gloves Tumblers, Water Bottles and Goblets Ask about Boots Hunting, Work & Snake NEW Gift items for Christmas OBITUARIES TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter FFA students help with Habitat house Columbia High School FFA student David Carey gets insulation from FFA student Emaleigh Williams as the two worked on the Habitat For Humanity home at 875 NW Early Street with six other FFA students on Saturday. George Burnham, who has helped with several Habitat homes, said they would like to have the home completed by Christmas, but they need more vol unteers such as skilled labors, painters and people with experience in installing dry wall. CCSO: Man faces burglary charges By TONY BRITT A Lake City man faces burglary and other charg es after a woman said he attempted to break into her home Monday. Joseph Benjamin Newton Jr., 29, 299 Tunsil St., was charged with burglary and possession of drug para phernalia in connection with the case. According to Columbia County Sheriffs Office reports, Deputy Kevin Todd Bailey was dispatched to a Foster Glen address in ref erence to an attempted bur glary. When he arrived the victim waived him down and pointed to the area where the suspect allegedly ran. The victim said the suspect was Joseph Newton Jr. Bailey went to the area and spoke to Newton, who report edly told him he was there to get a pair underwear.


6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-04246A High schools battle it out at FGCBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe halls of Florida Gateway College’s mathematics and science building were brimming with activ-ity Friday. Students from 29 Florida and Georgia high schools were there competing in the 2013 Florida Gateway College High School Invitational Brainbowl Competition. Poised with electronic buzzers in their hands, and hopefully the correct answers in their heads, the students fielded questions in a variety of subject areas. Whether it was questions about the four chambers of the heart, alternate names for the Roman government or the author of a particular series of books, the stu-dents faced a variety of questions on different subject and topics in the round-robin competition. Suwannee High School senior Zac Messcher was one of the vet-erans on his school’s team, having been on the team for the past three years. “The contest is really fun and I get to learn new information,” he said. “Through this contest, you get cultured from the knowledge you learn from the questions and from studying what you need to know.” Messcher said he and his teammates practiced for an hour, two days a week to prepare for the contest. Michael Pate, the Suwannee High brainbowl team advisor, said the team was doing well and he believed they were well prepared for Friday’s competition. “We’ve been practicing since school began and we have a lot of experience,” he said. “Some of the members of the team have been doing this for several years and one member of the team is new, but we’re coming along.” Pate said an academic contest such as this provide a real benefit to students. “It’s not fun to practice all the time and you’ve got to have tournaments to be matched against other students to see how you’re doing and to keep you motivated,” he said. “We like to do the tourna-ments at least a month or so to keep us motivated throughout the year.” TONY BRITT /Lake City ReporterAucilla Christian students compete against Suwannee High students during the high school brainbowl competition at Florida Gateway College on Friday.From staff reportsFlorida Gateway College has been award-ed one of the prestigious Chancellor’s Best Practice Awards for its use of tech-nology in education. FGC was recognized for its use of virtual tech-nology to enable student learning, utilizing the BodyViz software. The award was announced Wednesday at the 64th Annual Association of Florida Colleges Convention. “The Chancellor’s Best Practice Awards give much-deserved recogni-tion to exceptional pro-grams and allow each of our colleges to learn from proven strategies that will raise the level of per-formance for the entire college system,” said Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna. Through BodyViz, anat-omy and physiology students can view and manipulate real-life CT and MRI images in a 3-D environment. “The awarding of the Chancellor’s Exemplary Best Practice Award is one of the highest one can receive in the state of Florida,” said FGC President Chuck. “But beyond receiving this prestigious award, we’re very excited to be able to offer this program at Florida Gateway College to prepare our students for programs in medical sci-ence, health sciences, and any other areas that deal with human anatomy and physiology as they chart their future careers.”College garners top state award Giving children a better ChristmasBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comAlthough he’s only 15 years old, Storm Ford has a heart for giving and a way of organizing toy collection drives to benefit needy chil-dren his age. Since he was seven, he’s collected toys for needy children. The last three years Ford has col-lected toys for the Florida Children’s Home Society. Ford’s tradition will continue this year when he puts on his inaugural Skating for Santa Toy Collection Drive. The toy collection drive will take place Saturday, Nov. 30 from 6 8 p.m. at the Skating Palace, 357 NW Hall of Fame Drive. Toys collected during the drive will benefit local youth at the Children’s Home Society of Florida. “The toys are for children that wouldn’t have a Christmas,” he said. Ford said the he’s been collecting toys throughout the year and started tak-ing donations earlier this month. The toy collection drive will culminate with the event at the skating center. Now a freshman at Fort White High School, last year, as a middle school student, Ford held the “Fill-A-Blazer” toy collection drive where he and stu-dents donated enough toys to fill his mother’s SUV. People who want to donate toys for this year’s toy collection drive can bring an unwrapped, new toy to the skate palace, along with a $3 donation. Ford also has toy collection boxes at the Fort White High School office, the Lake City Advertiser and at the Florida Children’s Home Society office i n Lake City. “I started the toy collection drives when I was 7 years old and I had an old bike and I decided to give it away,” he said. “We’re hold-ing the toy collection event on Nov. 30 because it’s the day after Black Friday and people will have gone shop-ping, hopefully.” Inga Dwyer, Ford’s mother, who helps with the collection drive, said he’s able to buy gifts for the toy collection throughout the year with money from his allowance given to him by his father, James Dwyer, and money from his grand-mother, Cecile Holmgren, who also donates gifts. “I would love to be able to match what we did last year as this year’s goal,” she said. “The goal is to get at least enough toys to make 100 children a Christmas.” TONY BRITT /Lake City ReporterStorm Ford, a Fort White High School freshman, puts toys in a Skating For Santa toy collection box at the school. For d organized the toy collection drive to collect toys for chi ldren at the Florida Children’s Home Society. Saluting veterans By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comVeterans from World War II all the way to Operation Enduring Freedom were honored with a barbe-cue luncheon at Haven Hospice of Suwannee Valley Community Room on Saturday. More than 30 veterans attended the event and some brought their families. Honoring veterans is nothing new in Columbia County, but the style, atten-tion to detail and dignity Hospice staff and Woodmen of the World put into the ceremony were something special. In addition to the luncheon, the veterans were given miniature flags from their branch of the military as well as pins for their ser-vice. World War II veterans were honored separately. Several of the veterans that attended also signed a flag, which was donated by the Woodmen of the World, which will hang on the wall at Haven Hospice of Suwannee Valley. Sam Peavy, 93, of Live Oak, attended the event with his wife of 63 years, Fern Peavy. Peavy, a World War II Army veteran who served 1940-1945, said he was proud to be able to attend the event with his wife and happy to have an oppor-tunity to spend time with other World War II veter-ans. “It’s an honor to be here and hear everybody’s sto-ries and share the freedom we have,” he said. Ronald Bailey, 86, attended the event with his wife, Becky Bailey, and both said they were happy to be hon-ored at Saturday’s event. Bailey, a World War II veteran, said he didn’t see action in the war because Enola Gay pilot Paul Tibbets dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. “I met him and I thanked him for saving my life and the lives of many of my friends,” Bailey said, not-ing he has signed copy of Tibbets’ book, “Return of the Enola Gay.” Carlos Rainwater, the first Native American to serve as the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, was the event’s keynote speaker. Rainwater said up to last year, the largest group of American veterans was from World War II, but now that’s changed because an average of 1,200 World War II veterans die each day. He said the Vietnam veterans are now the largest group of American veterans. Although Rainwater’s address covered many top-ics, including the increased role of female troops in the military, he also told about two of his boyhood friends from the Korean War. “Bob,” who was proud to be a soldier and wore his uniform whenever pos-sible, was killed after only two days in combat when he was hit by enemy artil-lery. He also relayed the story about his friend “Ken,” who he described as an “executive type” and very intelligent with a plan to attend Auburn University after he completed his mili-tary service, but had his life altered forever when he was struck by sniper’s bullet that took off half his skull. He survived, but was never the same. “That one North Korean sniper’s bullet destroyed a brilliant mind,” Rainwater said. “It’s been my honor to serve veterans of this coun-try. Veterans made this country what it is today.” 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL(Next to Courthouse) LAKE CITY 352-374-4534426 SW Commerce Dr., Suite 130 Call Now & Start Losing Tonight! Photos by TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter RIGHT: World War II veterans honored at the Haven Hospice of Suwannee Valley Veterans Day Celebration Saturday w ere: Ronald Bailey (from left), of Snow Camp, N.C.; Mike Feraud o, of Lake City; Bill Friskey, of Lake City; Roger Swihart, of Lake City; Sam Peavy, of Live Oak and Luther E. Hughes of Trenton. FAR RIGHT: Martin Griner, a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran that served from 1965 1967, signs the American Flag at the Haven Hospice of Suwannee Valley Veterans Day Celebration. The flag, which wa s donated by Woodmen of the World, will be hung at the facility.


7A Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 7AHuesman: Agriculture is more than just tractorsBy AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the Reporter FORT WHITE A griculture has been a part of life in Columbia County since its incorporation in 1832. Although the local economy has diversified since then, with tourism, health care and manufacturing grow-ing in prominence, farming and forestry remain important, and in more ways than may meet the eye. Of the 20 largest employers in Columbia County, over half have direct or indirect ties to agriculture through food services, retailing or use of agri-cultural products, agriculture-related education programs, or provision of agriculture-related government services. Few people in Columbia County know the importance of agriculture better than Jill Huesman, who has taught agri-cultural education at Fort White High School since 1997. “My job is to expose children to the variety of careers connected to agriculture,” she says. “A lot of people think agriculture begins and ends with the farmer out on his tractor, and that’s certainly important. But there’s so much more; a person involved in an agricul-ture-related career these days is just as likely to be sitting at a computer desk as on a piece of farm equipment.” A native of Marion County, Huesman traces her love of agriculture and teaching back to participation in her local 4-H Club. “I got started when I was eight and stayed in it through high school,” she recalls. “I showed poultry, competed on judging teams, and met a lot of interesting people. By the time I graduated, I knew I wanted to find a way to share those experi-ences with others.”Life in the classroomAfter graduating from the University of Florida in 1981 with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education, Huesman considered pursu-ing a master’s degree so that she could work for the county Extension Service, which con-ducts educational training in agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development. But she took a job teaching agricultural education at North Marion High School instead and has been in the classroom ever since. “I’ve never regretted that decision,” she says with a smile. “Working with the kids and watching them succeed is my passion.” Huesman’s passion extends to her sponsorship of the National FFA Organization (formerly the Future Farmers of America) at Fort White High School, which provides the main avenue for her students to gain hands-on experience in various areas of agriculture. She is extremely proud of her FFA students, and rightly so: both the middle school and high school chapters at Ft. White earned three-star rankings in 2012-13, the highest level awarded by the national organization. Huesman’s students also do well locally, as visitors to the recent Columbia County Fair know. This year, Fort White students took six major awards in the beef cattle classes: grand champion beef heifer (Rebecca Bailey), beef heifer senior show-manship (Kimberly Bailey), beef heifer intermediate showman-ship (Jakob Jones), reserve champion steer (Rebecca Bailey), steer senior showman-ship (Kimberly Bailey) and steer intermediate showmanship (Jakob Jones). In addition, Fort White put together a dairy show team for the first time this year and came away with the grand champion dairy heifer (Austin Mattox) and the reserve champion dairy heifer (Allison Deloach), as well as winning top awards for dairy senior showmanship (Aaron Rose) and dairy intermediate showmanship (Allison Deloach). The 2014 Florida State Fair will provide another opportunity for Fort White’s FFA to shine, as eight of Huesman’s students will be showing swine there. These classes aren’t just about ribbons; they provide hands-on training in animal hus-bandry. Cattle in competition“Competitors start with pigs or calves as feeders [young animals that have been weaned from their mothers] and do all the work of raising them until they are ready to be shown. That’s 90 to 110 days for pigs and about six months for cat-tle,” Huesman explains. “In the exhibition classes, the judges look for the animal’s potential meat yield and qual-ity, which they can judge from its build and the way in which it has gained weight. Dairy cattle are judged on their fit-ness for giving milk. In show-manship classes, the exhibi-tors are judged on the way in which they present their animals and on how well they can answer questions about the animals.” Fort White FFA students compete in other arenas as well, among them the annual forestry competition sponsored by the Florida Division of Forestry. The district competition, which takes place in October, com-bines hands-on examinations in dendrology (tree identification), insect and disease identification, map interpretation, tool identifi-cation and timber identification with a written test.” We didn’t have a state team this year,” Huesman says regretfully. “But we had one for 12 straight years before that, and we’ll do it again.” Other important competitions include land judging contests run by the Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and a middle school vegetable judg-ing event at the University of Florida, events at which mem-bers of Fort White’s middle school FFA collected three state championships in 2012-13. Hosting sub-districtThe National FFA Organziation also holds annual competitions, and this year the Fort White FFA chapters will be hosting the sub-district competi-tions in December at a location to be announced. “It’s a big event, as we’ll be hosting FFA chapters from Columbia, Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson, and Suwannee [coun-ties],” Huesman says. “Students will be competing in tractor driving, parliamentary procedures, carrying out opening and clos-ing ceremonies, prepared public speaking, extemporaneous pub-lic speaking, and creed speaking [ability to recite the FFA creed]. The winners go forward to the district and from there to state. Last year we had a student fin-ish second in the state tractor driving competition.” Huesman admits that getting students seriously interested in agriculture-related careers isn’t as easy as she’d like. “Farming is hard work, and a lot of kids just aren’t interested in putting out that much physi-cal effort,” she says. “But I’m trying to get the word out that you don’t have to be a farmer to be involved – you can run a business that sells agricultural supplies and equipment, develop computer programs for farm management, write advertising copy for agricultural businesses, teach, or become a veterinarian. Agriculture is about more than growing food – it’s about grow-ing people, too.” AVALYN HUNTER /Special to the ReporterJill Huesman, agricultural educator at Fort White High Sch ool and FFA sponsor, is proud of her students’ achievements at the fair as well as their hands-on application of the things they learn in class. ‘Farming is hard work, and a lot of kids just aren’t interested in putting out that much physical effort... But I’m trying to get the word out that you don’t have to be a farmer to be involved. Agriculture is about more than growing food – it’s about growing people, too.’— Jill Huesman, Fort White agriculture teacher By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comMove over Cinderella, Snow White and Rapunzel, you’ve got some competition. Florida Gateway College cosmetology students re-created the look of beloved Disney princesses for local 3-10 year-old girls on Saturday at their semi-annual Princess Party. Aided by little pony tails with pearls, sparkling make-up and a variety of finger-nail colors, the students worked on area youngsters during a fundraiser which left their customers looking like fairy tale characters. Elaine Beamsley brought her four-yearold daughter, Aubrey Beamsley, to the event and patiently watched as her child’s appearance gained princess status in a short while. “I brought her to the Princess Party because my friend invited me here and she was doing hair and make-up, and because little girls always love to be a princess,” Beamsley said. “She absolutely loves it. She likes getting her hair done, her make-up and her nails. She woke up this morning begging, ‘When are we going to leave, when are we going to go?’ She was very excited about it.” Carol McLean, Florida Gateway College cosmetology department head, said her students have held the Princess Party for several years as a fundraiser. “They put on a Princess Party twice a year, bring the little girls in, paint their nails, do their hair, do their make-up and make them feel like a princess,” she said. The event also featured different Disney characters and princesses that showed up in costume to take photographs of the girls who had just gone through the Princess Party beauty treatment. The Princess Party visitors had an option to choose between three princess hairstyles, different facial art designs and several nail colors options. They also received a tiara and toy wand. McLean said close to 20 FGC cosmetology students participated in the event and there were nearly 70 children, about 65 who were schedule as well as walk-ins, who came to the Princess Party. “This helps the students because they are giving services they are required to do before they can go get their state licenses,” McLean said. “This is helping them get their services as well as raise money to help them with their trips to hairshows.” Niki Craft, a Florida Gateway College cosmetology student, said there are train-ing as well as other advantages to hold-ing the Princess Party fundraiser. “This is chance for little girls to come in be treated and a chance for us to raise money for ourselves to attend a confer-ence at the end of the year,” she said. “It’s also a chance for us to get our services in as well as do outreach to the community.” She said working with the youngsters also helps them develop their skills to becoming a professional cosmetologist. “This helps us deal with all ages I think and it also helps be able to differentiate in styles and make-up for different people versus what we’re going to do when we get out in business,” Craft said. “Some are little, some are small, so it helps us out in dealing with different types of styles.” She said there wasn’t too many challenges in working their customers Saturday because they were making the girls look princesses. “Because of us making them feel like a princess, they were pretty happy,” Craft said. “So as long as you made them look pretty, I think they are pretty excited about it, but sometimes they might be a little shy, but it’s never a challenge if you get to make them look pretty.” FGC puts on a fundraiser fit for a princess TONY BRITT /Lake City ReporterEliana Blank, 5, of Lake City, gets help from Florida Gateway College cosmetology student Bethany Schlimmer as she selects a tiara during Saturday’s Princess Party at Florida Gateway College.


8A LAKE CITY REPORTER IN REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Recollections I was in the fourth grade, Mrs. Johnsons class at Central Elementary, Columbia County Tax Collector Ronnie Brannon said. I had been sent into the hall for talking in class... my friends brother came by and said school was out because the president had been shot. Mrs. Johnson, already upset with Brannon, didnt believe him at first. She got very mad and told me to go back into the hall and stop interrupting, he said. Before I could leave, a teacher came in and told her it was true. Class dis missed. Third Circuit Judge Paul Bryans third-grade teacher asked the class which student lived clos est to the school after a teary-eyed office aide told them the news. I lived two blocks away so I raised my hand. She told me to go home and bring back a radio, Bryan said. I ran as fast as I could. I cut through neighborhoods yards, ran in the door and told my mother. She did not know and got very emotional. His and three other classes huddled around Bryans radio as Walter Cronkite broke the newsPresident Kennedy was dead. It made me plumb sick to my stomach, local NAACP official and local civil rights leader John Mayo said when he heard the news a day after returning to America after 18 months stationed with the Army in Germany. You couldnt believe it. I stood there and just couldnt believe it. Former Mayor James R. Tison declared Monday, Nov. 25 a day of mourning in Lake City, urging citizens to fol low President Johnsons advice that people assemble in their centers of worship and pay their respects. The Lake City Reporter, a weekly news paper in 1963, published on Nov. 22, so that edition contained no information about the assassination that would occur later that day. The Nov. 29 edition released a week later contained only one sen tence dedicated to the assassination on the front page, squeezed into a tiny box at the bottom of the page, describing how Lake City native Sgt. First Class James E. Boyette was assigned to death watch duty over the presidents body in the Capitol rotunda. We also feel deep sorrow for what has hap pened to our president... but we would be playing the role of hypocrite if we attempted to eulogize him as has much of the press, radio and TV, then-editor of the Lake City Reporter Everett Corbin said. Some are already eulo gizing [Kennedy] as the Abraham Lincoln of the 20th century. We cannot go this far, because only history will prove wheth er this is true or not. In lieu of local cover age, families had to find other avenues of informa tion about the presidents death. I remember there was wall-to-wall TV coverage, said former Third Circuit Assistant State Attorney Bob Dekle. People stayed glue to their TV sets to get whatever infor mation they could. Lee Harvey Oswald soon became a house hold name throughout the nation after Dallas police offered him up as the prime suspect in Kennedys assassination. Seeing Jackie Kennedy with blood on her... there are vivid images that will never leave my head, Bryan said. Just talking about it right now brings up a bunch of emotions in me. Then, two days later, Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby fatally shot Oswald as he was being transferred from police headquarters to Dallas County jail. That was live on TV, Lake City Manager Wendell Johnson recalled. It freaked everybody out. You couldnt believe what you were seeing, a live shooting on national TV. Americans finally found a small measure of clo sure as they watched the state funeral that finally put JFK to rest. It was an extremely challenging time, said Tony Buzzella, principal of Shining Star Academy of the Arts. We really felt the loss as a country. It united us. We were all very angry, but there was confusion as well. We didnt know where to place our anger. As the nation moved forward, people found different ways to cope with the loss of their com mander-in-chief. All of a sudden every thing was being named or renamed after Kennedy, former CHS educator and local historian James Montgomery said. Many felt Kennedys death curtailed promis ing changes in American society. It was very sad, Mayo said. We were headed in the right direction. He was there trying to work through differ ent things for civil rights. I think he set the tone and mood for this country to work together and work out our dif ferences. While Kennedys Catholic faith was called into question during his campaign, his presence in the White House set a precedent for years to come. The idea of a Catholic becoming president in a predominantly Protestant nation was amazing, Buzzella said. It showed there were hope and pos sibilities for anyone in America. It was an exciting time. The responsibil ity of moving the nation forward shifted to President Johnson, who took his oath of office on Air Force One in front of Jacqueline Kennedy, still wearing her double-breasted pink wool Chanel suit stained by her husbands blood. It changed America because Johnson... took it upon himself to push through a lot of civil rights legislation and everything else that relates to equal opportunity, said Lake Citys Glenel Bowden, congressional aide to U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Jacksonville). In the black community, it felt like we had a personal relationship with the fam ily. A lot of folks had a portrait of Martin Luther King and JFK side by side in their homes. For some, JFKs leader ship was inextricably tied to events of the early 60s. There were events in our lives that were defined by John. F Kennedy, said Florida Forest Service Wildfire Mitigation Specialist and public information officer Doc Bloodworth. The effect he had on our nation at that time because of the interna tional relations and diplo macy his skills as a dip lomat... The Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis were real to us at the time. He was synonymous with them. You couldnt watch the news without his name attached to it. His persona defined those events. Open questions While only five at the time of Kennedys assas sination, County Manager Dale Williams remembers the conflicting views soci ety had of Kennedy. He was the first mod ernist president, history certainly reflects that, Williams said. One reason hes so ingrained into our culture... the ideas he ran on when he was elected were not all that popular at the time. I think alot of people still remember the question of What if? There was tons of speculation. A lot of people put a lot of hope in him, and that was taken away by an assassins bullet. Many unanswered questions, including those surrounding that assassins bullet, still remain in play. The National Archives and Records Administration said theyve released percent of all the docu ments surrounding the death of JFK. However, there still remain 1,171 documents classified by the CIA for national security pur poses. All records in the Kennedy Collection will be opened by 2017 unless cer tified as justifiably closed by the President of the United States, the NARA says on their website. The public is mixed over just what happened and who may have been involved in Kennedys death. Allegations sur rounding the grassy knoll, magic bullet, and connections to Mafia or Soviet involvement abound. I feel it was a conspiracy, County Commissioner Ron Williams said. I dont think [Jack Ruby] killed Kennedys assassin out of revenge. I think he was a man sent to silence the killer. I believe it was all connected. Some think there was more than one gunman in Dallas that day. I didnt believe then or now that Lee Harvey Oswald was the only assassin, Buzzella said. Him being shot was very convenient since there was no trial. I think a lot was swept under the rug. I hope it comes to light. Others think interna tional forces played a roll. I cant recall his name, but there was a CIA operative in Cuba and had connections there, Frank Powers said. He felt very strongly that [Fidel] Castro had a hand in this. Oswald act ing alone is not out of the question for some, either. I think it was prob ably a one-man deal, Montgomery said. Its awful that one person can do such damage to the country, but all other assassinationsLincoln, Garfieldwere one per son. He wanted to do something big in life and thats what he decided to do. I think he was just a mixed-up individual, had a hard life growing up. The Warren Commission hoped to put doubts to rest by conclud ing Oswald as the sole killer responsible, but many werent convinced. When the Warren Commission gave their report, many people looked at it very meticulously and said there were things flawed with it, Bryan said. It will never be completely resolved. Theres enough of an unknown that can never be proven one way or another. JFK: Stories of shock, sadness and surprise Continued From 1A Kennedys death left an indelible mark in the minds of millions of Americans. People alive during the beginning of one of the United States most tumultu ous decades remember where they were when they heard the news. RIGHT: Helena Powers (foreground) and her hus band Ralph Powers meet President John F. Kennedy during a reception at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach shortly after his election. Photos by STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City Reporter Frank Powers and his mother Helena Powers peruse their collection of family photos and JFK memorabilia. Helena met Kennedy during successful campaign celebrations and attended his inauguration. Frank, a former Coast Guard reservist, marched just yards away from Kennedys casket during his funeral procession. Former Coast Guard reservist Frank Powers points out his companys position as the state funeral procession for President John F. Kennedy crosses the Potomac River.


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 9A Moore told authorities that as she approached the intersection, a person was lying in the roadway. Moore told authorities she swerved left to avoid the person but was unable to do so. Moore’s vehicle struck Edenfield, who is believed to have lived on Scenic Lake Drive, in the southbound lane of the roadway. After impact, Moore turned around and returned to the scene, reports said. Pace said at the time of the accident conditions were dark and slightly foggy. Charges in connection with the wreck are pend-ing completion of a Florida Highway Patrol crash inves-tigation, reports said. Pace said an FHP investigator is attempting to col-lect data about Edenfield and her activities leading up to the incident. “He’s going to look into what happened before the crash,” she said, noting authorities do not know why Edenfield was lying in the roadway. “The investi-gator’s job is to investigate things prior to the crash and things leading up to the crash.” to the Red Cross. Each box can feed a family for a week, and pro-vide hygiene products they may not have access to. As of press time on Friday, the organization had already packed three boxes and raised approxi-mately $250 to donate to Habitat for Humanity. The non-profit will assist in building temporary shel-ters for families who no longer have a home. While the homes may not be beautiful, FACS member Carmelita Mattox said, they will provide a roof for the homeless. Donations poured in from the commu-nity, coming from North Florida Pediatrics, Milla Pediatrics, Epiphany Catholic Church, Florida Department of Transportation, Catholic Charities and community members. “We’re just trying to do our part,” Roberts said. “It’s not the biggest part, but it may mean a lot to someone.” According to the Associated Press, the Philippines’ main disaster response agency raised the death toll Friday to 3,621, up from the previ-ous figure of 2,360. Most of the casualties occurred on Leyte and Samar islands. It said 1,140 peo-ple are missing and more than 12,000 injured. On the Wednesday before the storm landed, Lake City resident Marivic Blackwell chatted online with her sister, and asked her if she was ready for the storm’s incoming force. “Did she have water and food?” Blackwell asked her. “I made sure all the food was cooked because the first thing that’s going to go is the power.” On Thursday, the storm moved closer. Blackwell received another message from her sister that said the wind was starting to pick up — and that was the last Blackwell heard from her until Saturday, Nov. 9. Thankfully, during the wait, a friend sent a Blackwell a message to let her know her sister was all right, but that she had lost power. Word from Blackwell’s family in Ormoc City said water was hard to come by and food was low. “They were having to walk and walk — for I don’t know how many miles — just to get water,” she added. “Yesterday was the first day they got relief goods.” Blackwell gathered donations on her own, separate from the boxes raised by FACS, to carry with her to the Philippines when she travels there around Thanksgiving. Since both FedEx and UPS charge high rates to ship across the world, Blackwell decided it would be cheaper to buy a plane ticket. Her work, Shands in Live Oak, donated enough supplies to fill two 75-pound boxes. “I woke up Monday morning, and said: ‘I just need to do something,’” Blackwell said. “I’ve always wanted to help, but now it’s my hometown.” Many of Mel Gavette’s relatives lost their homes in Jamindan in the Capiz Province. Like many oth-ers in the country, they lost their phone connec-tion, their electricity and their belongings. “They ate noodles,” Gavette said. “They didn’t have any food, but noo-dles.” Prior to the landfall, Gavette worried about her family, but did not expect Haiyan to leave such dev-astation in its wake. While the boxes sent by the Filipino American Cultural Society will take two months to reach their destination, Smith said the community will still need relief supplies. “[Recovery] is an ongoing process,” she said. “We’re just filling what we have right now, and then hopefully we can add more boxes.” The organization is accepting donations in the form of relief goods or cash assistance. Donations can be made over the phone by calling Carmelita Mattox at 386-344-3315. FACS will also be outside of Winn Dixie on Saturday, Nov. 23, to gather dona-tions to send to Habitat for Humanity. EDENFIELDContinued From 1A PATRICK SCOTT/ Special to the ReporterColumbia County Sheriff Deputies block a portion of Lake Jeffery Road after a fatal accident involving a pedestrian around 10:40 Friday night. The road was closed for at least thre e hours. CCSO, CCFD, FHP and Lifeguard ambulances w ere on scene. By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comObesity and being overweight is an issue that local and state health care officials want to address as soon as possible. Healthcare officials in Columbia County formed a Community Health Advisory Panel (CHAP) to address the issue and to develop a way local resi-dents can address the overweight and obesity issue. The group has scheduled a forum to provide residents with tips to improve their health through diets, exercise and other healthy practices. The forum will take place Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Rivers Library and Media Center on the Florida Gateway College campus. Speakers are sched-uled to start at 5:30 5:45 p.m. Attendees may arrive as early as 4:30 p.m. for BMI (Body Mass Index) calculations and blood pressure readings. “The forum is for the community and it’s promoting awareness for obe-sity and Florida’s Healthiest Weight Initiative,” said Margie Rigdon, Columbia County Health Department director of nursing. The event’s keynote speaker will be from the Florida Department of Health in Tallahassee. A local physician, registered dietitian and physical therapist will address the audience during the forum. “They will hi-light some of Florida’s statistics on obesity and some of our local statistics,” said Mark Lander, Columbia County Health Department administrator. “After they are done speaking there will be a question and answer session.” Lander said the event will be videotaped and distributed to local physi-cians and hospitals where it can be used to bring awareness to the local obesity issue. CHAP will meet every quarter and will do videos each quarter. “The CHAP was formed from the Community Health improvement plan that we unveiled in June,” Lander said, noting it was done as a way to improve health in Columbia County. “One of the first goals was to look at healthy weight and obesity.” Forum to offer health information RELIEFContinued From 1A Juliet Weidlich places clothes into a relief packag e intended to aid the Philippine Islands impacted by the recen t typhoon. Packages contain clothes, medicine, baby bottles an d formula, toothbrushes, non-perishable food and more. To donate:Call Carmelita Mattox at 386-344-3315.FACS will be out-side Winn Dixie on Saturday, Nov. 23 accepting donations. Photos by AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City Reporter Filipino American Cultural Society member Incos Smi th organizes a box of medicine, baby bottles, pocket-sized Lysol containers and more don ated to FACS by North Florida Pediatrics. FACS is still accepting donations from the communit y to provide disaster relief in the Philippines. for the last four years and taught intensive reading for three years before that to children who had not passed the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Now she wants to continue to serve the state’s children and improve their literacy skills. “They have a great team here,” she said of her Just Read staff. “II’m real pleased with who I’ve met so far and I think we share the same mis-sion of improving stu-dent achievement in and through literacy with our kids. They know that stu-dents are our first priority and that will remain the norm here.” She discussed what the program means to her and what it should mean to others. “I think the mission is all about how the stu-dents do and improving students in and through literacy,” Stevens said. “‘Just Read, Florida!’ is all about reading but it’s more than just about reading — it’s literacy. It’s reading, speaking, listen-ing, discussing and com-municating with others and that’s what we’ve got to make sure our kids are able to do so that they are productive beyond the high school years.” Coming directly from the classroom, her post. “I think I’m one of the first people that they’ve hired that’s been out there in it, in the trenches so to speak,” she said. “I hope that my recent perspec-tive on what’s happening out there in the districts, the schools and the class-rooms makes it work bet-ter and move forward. There are a lot of things happening right now in our education system.” Stevens said she’ll be to draw from the experience she gained as a classroom teacher in her new job. “I think the experience helps me because I have something real, the practical aspect of it,” she said. “I know when a new policy or initiative comes forward that I can look at it from a different perspec-tive than somebody who was not in the classroom. I can look at it through the eyes of a teacher or the eyes of an instructional coach. Probably my big-gest strength is the fact that I was out there in the classroom.” Although she will be based in the Florida Department of Education’s office in Tallahassee, Stevens said she plans to commute from Columbia County rather than move to Tallahassee. “I’m very excited about this,” she said. “It’s an honor and a privilege that I’m not going to take lightly. I’m going to work very hard to live up to the expectations that every-one has for me. I hope that I can represent Columbia County at the same time.” STEVENSContinued From 1A ‘Recovery is an ongoing process.’ — Incos Smith Caring hearts ride to raise moneyThe Caring Hearts charity motorcycle ride took place Satu rday with more than 200 motorcycles and 240 people that raised more than $11,000, not including toys and food, for the Christian Service Center. The ride began Saturday mornin g at Rountree-Moore Toyota and ended with a party at American Legion Post #57. Post Comm ander Art Lowes recognized Danny and Polly Murray and Bill Huggins for organizi ng the event and all the motorcycle riders for taking part in the annual fundraiser. “We had a g reat time and a lot of fun,” Lowes said. Photos by BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City Reporter


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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, November 17, 2013 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS Jolted by Jaguars JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Fort White High quarterback Andrew Baker escapes a couple of tackles while running the ball against East Gadsden High in the Class 4A region semifinal Friday. Indians fall 19-9 at home BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City Reporter Columbia Highs Lonnie Underwood breaks free against St. Augustine High in the FHSAA Class 6A Region 1 quarterfinal on Friday in St. Augustine. Tigers jack Jackets CHS advances, 42-24 By TIM KIRBY FORT WHITE Fort White High football has worked for years to get a home playoff game, but it turned out to be bitter sweet. East Gadsden High (56) came to Arrowhead Stadium on Friday and left with a 19-9 win in the Class 4A region semifinal. It was a first-round sweep for District 1 as Florida High beat Taylor County High, 41-6. After a scoreless first quarter, Fort White forged a 9-0 halftime lead which started with a safety on a snap over the punters head at 8:07 of the second quarter. After the free kick the Indians put together one of their patented drives. Ten carries by Tavaris Williams, Kellen Snider and Blair Chapman moved the ball from the Fort White 42 to the Jaguars 13. On a perfect call against a blitz, Andrew Baker threw back to Melton Sanders for the touchdown. Sanders tacked on the PAT. It was the only sus tained drive of the first half. The best Fort White and East Gadsden did on other drives was two first INDIANS continued on 3B By BRANDON FINLEY ST. AUGUSTINE Columbia Highs Lonnie Underwood scored two touchdowns in 1:14 during the third quarter and the Tigers turned a 24-21 defe cit into a 42-24 win against St. Augustine High in the FHSAA Class 6A Region 1 quarterfinal on Friday. Underwood turned in 200 yards and three touch downs on 27 attempts to lead the Tigers into the sec ond round of the playoffs for the third-consecutive year. The Tigers were slow to start, not scoring their first touchdown until 1:08 remaining in the first quar ter. Its wasnt due to a lack of defense. Zyeric Woods picked off a Cole Northrup pass on the first possession, Austin Harper and Malechi Jean stopped a drive short on the Jackets second pos session and Columbia forced a three-and-out on St. Augustines third pos session. It wasnt until Zedrick Woods recovered a fumble with 1:14 remaining in the first quarter that the Tigers CHS continued on 3B


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 2 p.m. NBC — Formula One, United States Grand Prix, at Austin, Texas 3 p.m. ESPN — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Ford EcoBoost 400, at Homestead CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 11 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference finals (same-day tape) FIGURE SKATING 4:30 p.m. NBC — ISU Grand Prix: Skate France, at Paris (same-day tape) GOLF 2 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, OHL Classic, final round, at Playa del Carmen, Mexico MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 4 p.m. FSN — Long Beach St. at Kansas St. 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Michigan at Iowa St.FS1 — Towson at Villanova 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Robert Morris at Kentucky NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverageFOX — Regional coverage, 4 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. FOX — Doubleheader game 8 p.m. NBC — Kansas City at Denver WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. FS1 — California at Georgetown ——— Monday MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. FS1 — Vermont at ProvidenceNFL FOOTBALL 8:25 p.m. ESPN — New England at Carolina NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Anaheim at Pittsburgh WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 8 p.m. FSN — Rice at BaylorFOOTBALLNFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PANew England 7 2 0 .778 234 175N.Y. Jets 5 4 0 .556 169 231Miami 4 5 0 .444 193 209Buffalo 3 7 0 .300 199 259 South W L T Pct PF PAIndianapolis 7 3 0 .700 252 220Tennessee 4 6 0 .400 227 226Houston 2 7 0 .222 170 248Jacksonville 1 8 0 .111 115 291 North W L T Pct PF PACincinnati 6 4 0 .600 234 186 Cleveland 4 5 0 .444 172 197 Baltimore 4 5 0 .444 188 189Pittsburgh 3 6 0 .333 179 218 West W L T Pct PF PAKansas City 9 0 0 1.000 215 111Denver 8 1 0 .889 371 238San Diego 4 5 0 .444 212 202Oakland 3 6 0 .333 166 223 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PADallas 5 5 0 .500 274 258Philadelphia 5 5 0 .500 252 244N.Y. Giants 3 6 0 .333 165 243 Washington 3 6 0 .333 230 287 South W L T Pct PF PANew Orleans 7 2 0 .778 265 163 Carolina 6 3 0 .667 214 115Atlanta 2 7 0 .222 186 251Tampa Bay 1 8 0 .111 146 209 North W L T Pct PF PADetroit 6 3 0 .667 238 216Chicago 5 4 0 .556 259 247Green Bay 5 4 0 .556 245 212Minnesota 2 7 0 .222 220 279 West W L T Pct PF PASeattle 9 1 0 .900 265 159San Francisco 6 3 0 .667 227 155Arizona 5 4 0 .556 187 198St. Louis 4 6 0 .400 224 234 Thursday’s Game Indianapolis 30, Tennessee 27 Today’s Games Baltimore at Chicago, 1 p.m.Oakland at Houston, 1 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m.Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.Arizona at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.San Diego at Miami, 4:05 p.m.Minnesota at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.San Francisco at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m.Kansas City at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Game New England at Carolina, 8:40 p.m.BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Portland at Toronto, 1 p.m.Memphis at Sacramento, 6 p.m.Detroit at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Portland at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.Charlotte at Chicago, 8 p.m.Denver at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m.Memphis at L.A.Clippers, 10:30 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Games No. 1 Kentucky vs. Robert Morris, 7 p.m. No. 7 Michigan at Iowa State, 5 p.m.No. 12 North Carolina vs. Belmont, 4 p.m. No. 15 Gonzaga vs. Oakland, 8 p.m.No. 19 UConn vs. Boston University, Noon No. 21 Notre Dame vs. Indiana State, Noon No. 22 New Mexico vs. Charleston Southern, 6:05 p.m. No. 23 Baylor vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 5 p.m.BASEBALLMVP NEW YORK — Voting for the 2013 Most Valuable Player Award, with first-, secondand third-place votes and total points based on 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1: National League Player 1st 2nd 3rd Total McCutchen, Pirates 28 1 1 409G’schmidt, D-backs 15 9 242 Molina, Cardinals 2 8 4 219 Carpenter, Cards 6 5 194 Freeman, Braves 154 American League Player 1st 2nd 3rd Total Cabrera, Tigers 23 7 385 Trout, Angels 5 19 3 282 Davis, Orioles 1 4 11 232 Donaldson, A’s 1 14 222 Cano, Yankees 1 150 Cy Young winners National League 2013 — Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles2012 — R.A. Dickey, New York2011 — Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles American League 2013 — Max Scherzer, Detroit2012 — David Price, Tampa Bay 2011 — Justin Verlander, DetroitAUTO RACINGRace week SPRINT CUP FORD ECOBOOST 400 Site: HomesteadSchedule: Today, race, 2 p.m. (ESPN, 1-7 p.m.). Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 400.5 miles, 267 laps. FORMULA ONE U.S. GRAND PRIX Site: Austin, Texas.Schedule: Today, race, 2 p.m. (NBC, 1-4:30 p.m.). Track: Circuit of The Americas (road course, 3.427 miles). Race distance: 191.94 miles, 56 laps.Next race: Brazilian Grand Prix, Nov. 24, Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Sao Paulo.EcoBoost 400 lineup Friday qualifying; race today (Car number in parentheses) 1. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 177.667 mph. 2. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 177.445. 3. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 177.282.4. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 177.061.5. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 176.846.6. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 176.655. 7. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 176.598. 8. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 176.436. 9. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 176.436. 10. (55) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 176.413.11. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 176.355.12. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 176.355. 13. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 176.304. 14. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 175.747. 15. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 175.73. 16. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 175.69.17. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 175.507.18. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 175.433.19. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 175.376.20. (51) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 175.353. 21. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 175.347. 22. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 175.273. 23. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 175.109. 24. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 175.092. 25. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 174.78.26. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 174.61. 27. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 174.537. 28. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 174.329. 29. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 174.317.30. (30) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 173.171. 31. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 173.099.32. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 172.563. 33. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 172.287.34. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 172.26. 35. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 172.046.36. (47) A J Allmendinger, Toyota, 171.734. 37. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 38. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 39. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 40. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 43. (40) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS COURTESYColumbia High’s 200 Medley Relay team of Courtney Britt (from left), Heather Burns, Skyler Covert and Lindsay Lee placed second at the state meet in Stuart on Friday. Burns was state champion in the 200 IM and runner-up in the 50 0 Freestyle. Lee placed third in the 100 Backstroke and eighth in the 50 Freestyle. Covert plac ed 10th in the 100 Breaststroke. Dennis Minshew was 16th in the 100 Butterfly.Burns 3-peatsBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High’s Hannah Burns won a state swim-ming event for the third straight year and the Lady Tigers took up places all over the podium. Burns won the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 2:00.95. Burns also won state in the 200 IM last year and was state champion in the 100 Breaststroke as a fresh-man. Burns was runner-up in the 500 Freestyle, also the third time she has placed second at state in an event. Columbia’s 200 Medley Relay team of Lindsay Lee, Skyler Covert, Burns and Courtney Britt placed sec-ond at state in a time of 1:49.50. Lee placed third in the 100 Backstroke and was eighth in the 50 Freestyle. Covert placed 10th in the 100 Breaststroke and Dennis Minshew was 16th in the 100 Butterfly. The Lady Tigers’ 400 Freestyle Relay team placed 16th. Columbia’s girls placed ninth overall. Chiles High, which is in Columbia’s District 2-3A, won state for the girls with Gulf Coast High in second. Winston, No. 2 FSU defeat Syracuse 59-3Associated PressTALLAHASSEE — On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. 2 Florida State. The Heisman Trophy candidate showed no effects from a tumultuous week, completing 19-of-21 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns as the Seminoles rolled Syracuse 59-3 on Saturday. News broke Wednesday that Winston was under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that took place Dec. 7, 2012. Attention moved away from his Heisman Trophy campaign to the many unanswered questions surrounding an investigation that is nearly a year old. Any questions about whether the off-field issue would impact Florida State’s game were answered immediately. Florida State (10-0, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 28-0 in the first quarter. Syracuse (5-5, 3-3) was held scoreless until late in the fourth quarter. Florida State outgained the Orange 523-427. “It’s the same thing every single week,” Winston said. “We prepare ourselves the same way every sin-gle week. One thing about Florida State, we’re a big family. So we stay inside the family. “We’ve got the same plan every week. We want to be elite. We want to be great. And just like we had the 1993 championship team come down. We want to be just like those guys. We want to just keep every-thing rolling the right way.” The Seminoles are second in the BCS standings and are likely three vic-tories away — they play Idaho, Florida and the ACC championship game in the next three weeks — from locking up a spot in the BCS championship game. Florida falls again, 19-14COLUMBIA, S.C. — Elliott Fry kicked four field goals and No. 11 South Carolina won its school-record 16th straight at home, sending banged-up Florida to its fifth consecu-tive loss with a 19-14 victory Saturday night. The Gamecocks (8-2, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) struggled to score points against the Gators’ SEC-leading defense until Fry gave them a 16-14 lead with a 22-yard field goal with 6:43 remaining. This is the longest losing streak for Florida (4-6, 3-5) since dropping nine straight during its 0-10-1 season in 1979. The Gamecocks’ win kept them in the SEC’s Eastern Division race. They got a large boost in the bid for the title game with Auburn’s last-second, tipped-ball comeback to defeat Georgia.


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 3B3BSPORTS CHS: Takes sting out of Jackets Continued From Page 1B BRIEFS INDIANS: Fall in playoffs Continued From Page 1B The Lake City Reporter is QRZVHHNLQJTXDOLHG FDQGLGDWHVIRUWKH SRVLWLRQRISales AssociateThis position requires VHOIPRWLYDWLRQDQGGULYH to assist businesses within WKHFRPPXQLW\ZLWKWKHLU PDUNHWLQJDQGVDOHVSODQV $SSO\LQJFDQGLGDWHVPXVW SRVVHVVDQHQHUJHWLFDQG SURIHVVLRQDODWWLWXGHDORQJ ZLWKDFOHDQGULYLQJKLVWRU\ 3D\UDQJHLVEDVHGRQ H[SHULHQFH 7KLVSRVLWLRQLVRIIHUHG 6DODU\SOXVXQFDSSHG &RPPLVVLRQ 3OHDVHVHQGDOOUHVXPHVWR RUPDLOWR$WWQ7KHUHVD :HVWEHUU\(DVW'XYDO Street, Lake City, Fl 32055 Lake City Reporter GAMES Monday Q Columbia High soccer vs. Leon High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High soccer vs. Keystone Heights High, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Tuesday Q Fort White High girls soccer vs. Bradford High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High girls soccer at Gainesville High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Fort White High girls basketball vs. P.K. Yonge School, 7 p.m. (JV-5:30) Q Columbia High girls basketball vs. Gainesville High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Wednesday Q Columbia High soccer vs. Chiles High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Thursday Q Columbia High girls basketball vs. Union County High, 7 p.m. Q Fort White High soccer vs. P.K. Yonge School, 7 p.m. (girls-5) Friday Q Fort White High girls basketball vs. Interlachen High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High soccer vs. Gainesville High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Q Columbia High football vs. Bartram Trail High in Class 6A regional semifinal, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Q Fort White High soccer at Santa Fe High, 3 p.m. (girls-1) SEMINOLES Gator Gigging Party on Nov. 26 The Lake City Seminole Club has a Gator Gigging Party at 6 p.m. Nov. 26 at Beef O’ Bradys. Special menu items will include gator tail. There will be an FSU-UF trivia contest and Seminole merchandise, as well as trip information for the national championship game and 2014 kickoff classic. For details, call Norbie Ronsonet at 752-2180. OUTDOORS Special pheasant shoots offered Leronia Allen is offering a pheasant shoot for seniors 55 and older at 11 a.m. Nov. 30 and a parent/child shoot at a date in December to be announced. Cost of the senior shoot is $225 (a $25 discount) which includes drinks and meal. Birds will be dressed. There will be a prize bird worth a $125 value. Birds must be ordered, so early sign-up is requested. Spectator admission at the gate is $7 for adults and $2 for children with proceeds going to youth sports leagues. For details, call Allen at 754-9127 or Kevin Ogburn at (386) 628-2600.Q From staff reports downs. Chapman ended the Jaguars’ opening drive of the game with an intercep-tion. Fort White drove into East Gadsden territory on the first drive of the second half, but ended up punting. The teams exchanged two more punts with the Jaguars starting at their 20. After two incompletions, East Gadsden quarterback Al Peterson turned deadly. He completed 4 of 5 passes with the last one good for an eight-yard touchdown to Jeremy Frison at 2:02 of the third quarter. La’Javier Turner ran in the two-point conversion to cut Fort White’s lead to 9-8. After a three-and-out for the Indians, Peterson con-nected with Kendre James for 35 yards to the Fort White 13. The defense held to a field goal try and Billy Prior was good from 25 yards. East Gadsden led 11-9 with 10:16 left in the game. Fort White lost a fumble on its next possession, but forced a punt. Prior blasted it 52 yards to the Indians 7 with 7:22 left to play. Baker connected with Sanders for 37 yards, Isaiah Sampson for seven yards and Chapman for 19 yards for a first down at the Jaguars 30. A sack on sec-ond down cost nine yards and passing attempts on third and fourth down went incomplete. Fort White’s defense stayed strong and forced another punt, this time to the Indians 42. A pass inter-ference penalty against East Gadsden gave the Indians a first down at the Jaguars 39. A sack on first down and three incompletions ended the drive. With 1 1/2 minutes to play, Fort White bunched up in the box to try and create a turnover. Javarius Johnson found a seam on an off-tackle run and went 54 yards for a touchdown. Peterson’s pass to Turner produced the final score. The late run gave East Gadsden 223 total yards, while Fort White totaled 230 in the defensive strug-gle. The nine points was a season-low for the Indians who averaged 34 points per game in the regular sea-son. “We ran up against a team that had us out-num-bered on defense,” Fort White head coach Demetric Jackson said. “They had big guys up front and stopped us in the middle. They ran us down when we went out-side and they were able to man-up on our receivers. We couldn’t finish the job.” Fort White (7-2) did finish the season with its first district championship. “Our guys fought hard,” Jackson said. “I was proud of the effort and proud of our seniors for leading us to this position. It didn’t end the way we wanted it to end, but you can’t take away from the season. It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but you can’t win them all. Unfortunately, this loss ended our season.”——— East Gadsden 0 0 8 11 — 19 Fort White 0 9 0 0 — 9 Second Quarter FW—Safety, ball snapped out of end zone, 8:07 FW—Sanders 13 pass from Baker (Sanders kick) Third Quarter EG—Frison 8 pass from Peterson (Turner run), 2:02 Fourth Quarter EG—Prior 25 FG,10:16EG—Johnson 54 run (Peterson pass to Turner), 1:12 —— Fort White East GadsdenFirst downs 12 9Rushes-yards 34-109 23-88Passing-yards 121 135Comp-Att-Int 10-20-0 15-26-1Punts-Avg. 5-37 5-41Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0Penalties 2-20 5-45 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Fort White, Williams 14-80, Snider 11-37, Chapman 2-6, Sampson 1-0, Baker 4-(-7), Garrison 2-(-7). East Gadsden, Johnson 5-60, Turner 12-28, Charlton 4-2, Peterson 2-(-2). PASSING—Fort White, Baker 10-20121-0. East Gadsden, Peterson 15-26-135-1. RECEIVING—Fort White, Sanders 4-61, Chapman 2-27, Sampson 2-13, Helsel 1-17, Snider 1-3. East Gadsden, Frison 3-29, Johnson 3-16, Reynolds 3-11, Kelly 2-39, James 2-36, Pringley 1-9, Charlton 1-(-5). JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Kellen Snider runs the ball for a first down on Friday. offense kicked it into gear. On their first offensive play of the following drive quarterback Jake Thomas hit Caleb Carswell for a 37-yard touchdown pass to break the scoreless tie. It was Thomas’ first action in a non-mop-up capac-ity since week two against Lincoln High. Columbia head coach Brian Allen said he made the most of his opportunity. “We came in with the mindset that we were going to rotate our guys,” Allen said. “We were going to give Nate (Taylor) two series to Jake’s one. I pulled Nate to the side and had a heart to heart with him, because it’s tough to sit a starter that’s went 9-1 and had nearly 1,000 yards. Jake played excel-lent though, and I would have been dumb not to go with the hot hand. Both have played well and we will continue to go with the hot hand the rest of the way.” St. Augustine answered Columbia’s touchdown on its following drive with help from a pass-interfer-ence penalty and recover-ing a surprise-onside kick. The Yellow Jackets drove 45 yards in only four plays to tie the game at 7-7 after Patrick Stewart rushed in from five-yards away. Larry Woodward intercepted Taylor’s only pass of the night on Columbia’s next possession, but the Tigers would answer with a game-changing intercep-tion of their own during St. Augustine’s posses-sion. Roger Cray stepped in front of Cole Northrup’s pass and returned it 55 yards to give Columbia a 14-7 lead after a Brayden Thomas’ extra point with 10:25 remaining in the first half. After an exchange of possessions, Brendan Baird blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone to tie the game 14-all with 5:27 remaining in the first half. The Tigers turned around and fumbled on the exchange of the next pos-session with Danny Roldan recovering for the Yellow Jackets at Columbia’s 45-yard line. St. Augustine turned the fumble into a field goal from Morgan Sefcick to take a 17-14 lead with 2:29 remaining in the first half. The Tigers ended the half on top, however, with an 11-play drive capped off by a five-yard run from Underwood to lead 21-17 at the break. St. Augustine was the beneficiary of another spe-cial-teams gift on its next touchdown. The Tigers faked a punt at their own 37-yard line needing five yards to move the chains, but came up a yard short. St. Augustine then drove 41-yards in six plays to take a 24-21 lead after Northrup hit Lashaud Lockwood on a seven-yard pass with 8:22 remaining in the third quarter. On the Tigers’ next drive, Columbia took the lead for good. The Tigers never faced a third down and drove 80 yards in 12 plays to take the 28-24 lead after a 4:27 drive with 3:55 to go in the third quar-ter. After a three-and-out by the Yellow Jackets, Underwood broke a 73-yard run on the Tigers’ first offensive play of the next drive to take a 35-24 lead with 2:41 remaining in the third quarter. Columbia’s final score came off a 12-yard quarter-back keeper when Thomas capped off an 11-play, 65-yard drive eating up 4:42 of the game clock with 9:41 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Tigers’ exclamation point came with Roger Cray intercepting a Northrup pass during St. Augustine’s final possession to take control with 2:42 remain-ing in the game. After a first down, the Tigers kneeled on the ball to advance to the second round of the playoffs. “It was an outstanding effort and we controlled our emotions,” Allen told the team after the game. “I’m very proud of you and what makes it even more special is that we’ll get a home game next week. We’ve got to clean up the mistakes and continue to get better.” The Tigers will host Bartram Trail High at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the second round of the play-offs. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Zedrick Woods makes a tackle against S t. Augustine High on Friday.


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 4BSPORTS Indians upset in playoffs JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White HighÂ’s Andrew Baker attempts to wrap himself aro und East Gadsden HighÂ’s LaÂ’Javier Turner during a pl ay on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White HighÂ’s Kellen Snider assists Andrew Baker as he trips up East Gadsden HighÂ’s LaÂ’Javier Turner on Frida y. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White HighÂ’s Devaundre Mathews and Andrew Baker co rner East Gadsden HighÂ’s Deickus Kelly. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterEast Gadsden HighÂ’s Mike Gordon hunts down Fort White Hi ghÂ’s Tavaris Williams during a play on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White HighÂ’s Tyler Reed (11) and Kellen Snider (7 ) celebrate with Blair Chapman after making an interception against East Gadsen High on Frida y.


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 5B5BSPORTS Columbia avoids JacketsÂ’ sting BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia High running back Lonnie Underwood is tripp ed up against St. Augustine High in the TigersÂ’ 42-24 wi n in the Region 1 6A quarterfinals on Friday. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia High quarterback Jake Thomas looks for an ope n receiver against St. Augustine High on Friday. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterA group of Tigers piles on a loose ball against St. Aug ustine High on Friday. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia HighÂ’s Malechi Jean stops St. Augustine High r unner Patrick Stewart down in the backfield on Friday. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterKamario Bell plunges foward against St. Augustine High.


6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 6BSports Tigers make it 3 against Jackets BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia High players make their way onto the field aga inst St. Augustine High in the Region 1-6A quarterfinals i n St. Augustine on Friday.Defense shines for CHS in win BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Zedrick Woods signals Tiger ball after recovering a fumble on Friday. BRENT KUYKENDALL /Lake City ReporterSafety Trey Marshall turns up the field on a kickoff retur n for the Tigers on Friday. By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comSome say that the biggest individual stat in football is turn-overs and Columbia High forced enough on Friday to pick up a 42-24 win against St. Augustine High in the Region 1 Quarterfinals of the Class 6A playoffs in St. Augustine. Columbia’s defense bookended the game with turnovers, beginning with a Zyeric Woods interception on the first drive and ending with a Roger Cray inter-ception on the final drive. For a head coach that prides himself on defense, Brian Allen was proud of the team’s efforts. “They played extremely well,” Allen said. “We talked about it all season, just getting that two-percent better every day. Somewhere around the end of the season you should be executing around 100 percent. Last week, against Suwannee, the defense had a little bit of a coming out party. You look at Roger and he was a fresh-man last year that played like a senior. Coming into this year as a sophomore, he hasn’t slumped any and only continues to get better.” Besides Zyeric Woods’ interception in the first quarter, the Tigers’ defense also issued a sack with Austin Harper and Malechi Jean combining for the effort, and Zedrick Woods recovered a fumble. Jean, a defensive tackle, whose impact on the game usually doesn’t show up on the stat sheet, disrupted the Yellow Jackets all night, and his head coach was singing his praises following the contest. “That’s the thing at nose tackle,” Allen said. “You’re not going out there and having games that show up stat wise where you have 10-12 tackles or three or four sacks, but he’s doing things out there to disrupt. He’s beating his double team and killing their traps and Isos. We saw him do that a couple of times tonight.” Perhaps the game’s biggest defensive stop resulted in the Tigers scoring points from that side. Cray stepped in front of a Cole Northrup pass with 10:25 remaining in the second quarter and returned the interception 55 yards for a score to give Columbia a 14-7 lead. “I was just watching his head, and when I caught it, I didn’t see anything in front of me,” Cray said. “When I saw the field, I was excited. I wanted to go help our team make a play by scoring on the defense.” After falling behind, 24-21, with 8:22 remaining in the third quarter, the Tigers didn’t register another defensive sack or turn-over until Cray’s nail-in-the-coffin interception with 2:42 remaining in the game. What the Tigers did in that span was equally important, however. Columbia forced three-and-outs on three-straight pos-sessions while working up the 42-24 lead that would become the final. “Until then we were really bending, but not breaking,” Cray said. “We changed a couple of things that we were doing defensively and disguised our Cover 2 look (to stop them.)” While Columbia’s defense was dominating, the Tigers were getting a favor from anoth-er Jacksonville-area school as Bartram Trail High knocked off Ed White High to give Columbia a home-playoff game at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Instead of going on the road, the Tigers defense will be allowed to run wild at home for the first time in a month. The task won’t be easy with the Bears coming in after hanging 50 points on Ed White. Still, the Tigers are look-ing forward to the challenge. “We’re all excited to come back and get a home-playoff game,” Cray said.


1CBIZ FRONT Lake City Reporter Week of November 17-23, 2013 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1CColumbia Inc. FT. WHITE 7905 S.W. Hwy 27 corner of Hwy. 27 & Hwy. 47 inside the B&B Food Store 497-1484 CARRY-OUT ONLY LAKE CITY 5735 SW State Rd. 247 corner of SR 242 & SR 247 inside the B&B Food Store 752-3111 CARRY-OUT ONLY LAKE BUTLER 280 West Main St. next to Mercantile Bank 496-2878 CARRY-OUT ONLY LIVE OAK 6852 Suwanee Plaza Ln. In Walmart Plaza 330-0331 CARRYOUT ONLY LAKE CITY 857 S.W. Main Blvd. in Lake City Plaza 755-7050 WE DELIVER! 31716 LCR 11-17-13 NEW! 8 THICK slices, with our signature Free Flavored Crust! $ 7 99 Plus sales tax.. At participating locations. Expires in 30 Days. 2-Toppings Any Specialty $ 10 Works, Howie Maui, Meat Eaters and Veggie Cheese or Pepperoni $ 5 95 Additional toppings available Carry-out LARGE PIZZA Lunch Plus A Pepsi Each Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. OR 1 OF EACH! $ 16 $ 5 10am 4pm First Federal: A long history of giving back From staff reports L ast week First Federal Bank of Florida made a $5,000 contribu tion to Columbia Countys largest festival and event The Olustee Battle Re-Enactment Festival. First Federal Bank of Florida has been a major sponsor of the event for years, but the banks roots in the community go much deeper than just contribu tions to the festival. During the last two years First Federal has contributed more than $300,000 to community programs and organiza tions through various pro grams at the bank. In addition, the banks employees have contrib uted more than 2,000 volunteer hours to local programs and services, proving First Federal val ues being a good corpo rate neighbor. First Federal Bank con sistently contributes to local communities through out the various markets it serves through a variety of programs, such as con tribution requests and the First Federal Way program. The First Federal Way program enables employ ees to elect to contribute a portion of their paycheck to a non-profit agency of their choice. At the end of the year, First Federal matches the total contribution and awards it to the selected agencies. Last year First Federal Bank donated $61,190 through the pro gram. Keith Leibfried, First Federal president and CEO, expressed gratitude to the different agencies for all the dedicated services they provide to the com munity. I am also grateful to the First Federal employees who generously shared their hard earned income and to First Federals Board of Directors for authorizing a match of our FILE 2012 recipients of First Federal Way. Pictured are agency representatives and First Federal executives. Agencies rep resented are American Red Cross; Arc of North Florida; Boy Scouts of America; Childrens Home Society; Guardian Ad Litem (Voices for the Children), Columbia and Suwannee Counties; Habitat for Humanity Columbia County; Happy House; Homeless Services Network of Suwannee Valley; Lake City Humane Society; Love Inc.; March of Dimes; Pregnancy Care Centers of Lake City and Live Oak; Suwannee Valley Humane Society; Take Stock in Children/FGC; United Way and Vivid Visions. Agencies not pictured are American Cancer Society; CARC; Christian Service Center of Columbia County; Columbia County Senior Services; Haven Hospice; Salvation Army; Suwannee County Parks & Recreation and Suwannee Valley 4Cs. GIVING continued on 2C



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LIFE Sunday, November 17, 2013 Section D Story ideas? Contact Robert Bridges Editor 754-0428 Lake City Reporter 1DLIFE Very Southern Thanksgiving E ach year we look forward to Thanksgiving almost as much as we look forward to Christmas, because its the time of year where family and friends gather together to reminisce about the past and indulge in one of the best meals around. We know many of you have your favorite dishes, those that have been handed down from your moms, grandmothers and greatgrands and some of you try something new each year to mix it up. At our houses, its all about tradition for the most part. Weve been serving the same menu for years and before that, the dishes were served at our parents or grandpar ents houses. Just about everyone serves turkey and lots of side dishes, but at Mary Kays she gave up on cooking a turkey years ago and now lets her dad cook it with the addition of a wonderful grilled stand ing rib roast. One year, she thought shed give it a go and pulled up a compli cated recipe from Emerils collection, thinking, how hard can it be to cook a turkey? Well, the turkey was absolutely beauti ful to look at, glistening golden brown skin, but when it was time to carve she found a completely raw bird on the inside! Needless to say, we were thankful that year for the table full of sides. If you are from the south, you undoubtedly serve or have had good ol Southern cornbread dressing instead of the stuffing our neighbors to the north serve. Everyone has their own twist but we wanted to share ours because we think both recipes are pretty darn good. Genies and Mary Kays are very similar but the one thing that is absolutely critical to great tasting dressing is the cornbread. See the recipes on Page 2D. TASTE BUDDIES Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollingsworth TASTE continued on 2D Lighthouses and lobsters I m really not into lighthouses per se, but I do love the views of the coastlines and the scenery that typically sur round them. So when we were in the Portland area of Maine, we took a scenic drive down the coast to Cape Elizabeth to Maines oldest lighthouse, Portland Head Light. Along the way we passed by several large homes that sit along the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views and lush green lawns. We also passed Casco Bay and the Calendar Islands. These islands were named such because of the number of islands. Although there really arent 365 of them, there were so many it seemed appropriate. The true number is 136. The lighthouse is no TRAVEL TALES Sandy Kishton MAINE continued on 2D Best Brands at the Best Prices Closeouts Overstocks Discontinued Covers Same or Next Day Delivery BEDS BEDS BEDS 1472 U.S. 90 West, Lake City Mon.-Fri 10-6, Sat. 10-5 755-7678 UP TO OFF 70% COMPETITORS PRICES MATTRESS CLEARANCE SALE SALE Starting sooner Sitting among the group of toddlers, the Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway execu tive director Lara Glaser danced with them flap ping her elbows like a chicken and clamping her hands like a lobster to rep resent local chains, KFC and Red Lobster. The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway provides assis tance with childcare costs to low-income families in Columbia County and four nearby counties. According to Glaser, child care costs can require a substantial percentage of a persons paycheck, espe cially since the program targets individuals at or below 150 percent of the poverty level. This allows the parent, whos struggling already to pay their other bills car, insurance, their house to place their child in a safe place during the day, Glaser said. The idea of the program is two-fold: Keep parents working and keep children in daycare in preparation for kinder garten. According to the mis sion statement of Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway, the organization recognizes the importance of chil dren entering the edu cation system ready to learn. During the 2012-13 year, the coalition helped 1,423 families with child care costs, placing 2,549 children in school-readi ness childcare. Of those children, 70 percent of them came from working parents, 12 percent from parents under investiga tion for abuse or neglect and 11 percent from parents seeking employ ment through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. A statewide program, there are 30 coalitions situated throughout Florida. The local orga nization helps families in Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee and Union counties. The Early Learning Coalition program was established in 1999 to pro vide aid through the Child Care Development Fund. In addition to helping par ents find child care, the coalition assists child care providers through yearly inspections and training opportunities. Past train ing courses offered by the Early Learning Coalition include Tiny Tips for Little Bits, Count on Math, Managing Your Day the Visual Way, and Key to Success Conference. We believe that what we do carries through high school and beyond, Glaser said. A lot of peo ple believe children need to know their colors, their shapes and their letters before entering kindergar ten, and thats fine. But they also need to be able to regulate themselves, know how to share with their friends and how to talk to adults. Most of that learn ing truly solidifies in childrens brains as they grow from infancy to kin dergarten, but is knowl edge many young adults need as they entire the workforce. When thinking of the type of employee a business might want to hire, Glaser said, the com pany would prefer indi viduals who have essential social and communication skills. Without early childhood education, children can miss out on the connec tions and necessary skills needed later in life, she added. Because of the impor tance, the Florida House of Representatives Education Committee plans to discuss necessary changes for early educa tion during the upcoming legislative session. To prepare, Representative Elizabeth Porter (R Lake City) toured several local daycare facilities to see the range of quality offered. As we try to make improvements and as we try to see what we can do to help improve child care, its important to see where we are starting from, Porter said. In the Lake City area, the group toured two daycare facilities the Lake City Kiddy Club and Doras Paradise and Learning Academy. When Porter arrived at Doras, children were preparing for a nap, but soon got distracted by their new guests. The group read books to the children, visited the infant room and examined the space. Children at the Lake City Kiddy Club were danc ing and singing along to educational tunes when the group arrived at their second location. Porters tour ended with a peek inside the daycares three build ings and its playground. A giant lion, posed as a water fountain, smiled as the group left the daycare with the sounds of tod dler goodbyes echoing behind them. Photos by AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City Reporter State Representative Elizabeth Porter (R-Lake City) reads to a child at Doras Paradise and Learning Academy during a tour to several local daycare facilities on Thursday morning. Since early learning will be a popular topic for the upcoming legislative session, Porter felt it was important to see where the daycares in her area currently stand, so that she can see how to improve them. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON T hreeyear-olds at the Lake City Kiddy Club waved their arms in an arch Thursday afternoon as they sang a tune about famous fast-food joints: McDonalds, McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut... ELC helps parents prepare their kids for kindergarten. FLEX PLAN PANIC Remember, your Flex Plan Insurance Covers Eyecare Use it or Lose it TM Where you get the Best for Less! Lake City Commons Center (Next to Publix) 752-3733 FREE GLASSES Buy one pair of glasses at regular price & receive a FREE PAIR OF GLASSES Some Restrictions Apply. Coupon Required. Expires Nov. 30, 2013 1 Pair Eyeglasses Some Restrictions Apply. Coupon Required. Expires Nov. 30, 2013 $ 99 NOW Includes lenses & frames. CONTACTS EYE EXAMS By Independent Optometrist Come in before the end of the year. John Wheeler, a board member for the Early Learning Coalition, reads to a group of students at Doras Paradise and Learning Academy during a tour to several local day cares Thursday morning. Learning cursive By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS The swirling lines from Linden Batemans pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms. Cursive. Penmanship. Handwriting. In years gone by, it helped distinguish the liter ate from the illiterate. But now, in the digital age, people are increas ingly communicating by computer and smartphone. No handwritten signature necessary. Call it a sign of the times. When the new Common Core educational standards were crafted, penmanship classes were dropped. But at least seven of the 45 states Some states say still necessary CURSIVE continued on 2D


2D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 20132DLIFE Genie’s Cornbread DressingQ 1 Pan of cornbread (recipe below no substitutes)Q 1 sleeves of saltines, crushedQ 2 slices of bread toasted and crumbledQ 1 lg Spanish onion, choppedQ 4-5 stalks of celery, sliced Q 1 cup of chicken or turkey stock more if neededQ 1/2 stick of butter Q Salt and pepper to taste Place chopped onions and celery in a large pot with 3 cups of water. Cook until they are tender. Add water if necessary. Set aside. Crumble cornbread, saltines & toast in a large bowl. Add cooked onions & celery with the liquid they cooked in. Add butter and stock. You’ll need to add lots of black pepper and salt. Taste as you go but lots of pepper is vital. If you like your dressing moist you may need to add more stock. Mix all ingredients well and pour into a large baking pan sprayed with Pam. Bake at 400 degrees approx. 1 hour or until brown and bubbly.Genie’s mother’s cornbreadQ 1 egg Q 1 cups of milk or buttermilkQ 2 Tbs sugar Q 1 cup cornmeal Q cup flour Q 1 tsp. salt Q 4 Tbs. cooking oil Q 2 heaping tsp. of baking powder Mix all the ingredients together. Pour into a pan sprayed with Pam and bake at 420 degrees for approx 25 minutes until it is golden brown.Mary Kay’s Grandma Merle’s dressing *Not an exact science, you have to feel your way through it.Q Egg bread (see recipe below)Q 2 large onions, chopped Q 1 bunch celery, chopped Q 1 stick butter Q Broth and meat from Hen Boil a hen (not a fryer or roaster but a hen) in water with salt & pepper. Let cool and remove meat from the bones. You will use this broth and some of the meat in the dressing. MK uses some of this meat and broth to make chicken and dumplings. In a saucepan, melt butter and add a little water. Add onions and celery and cook until tender. In a very large bowl, mash up the egg bread, add onions and celery (including the juices). Add broth until moist – less than mushy but more than soupy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add as much hen meat as you want. Bake 350 until lightly brown on top, about 45 minutes to an hour. Egg BreadQ 2 cups buttermilk Q pinch of baking soda Q 2 tsp baking powder Q 1 Tbsp sugar Q 6 eggs, well beaten Q white corn meal (Hoovers or JT Pollards is the best) Mix together buttermilk, soda and powder and sugar. Add buttermilk mixture to eggs. Add corn meal until the batter is a little thicker than cake mix consistency. Bake in a cast iron skillet or other oven proof baking dish at 350-375 until lightly brown on top. And of course you must have something made with sweet potatoes. Instead of the usual sweet potato casserole, Mary Kay some-times makes a roasted sweet potato hash that’s a little less heavy. You can adjust the amount of ingre-dients depending on the number of people you are having or the number of other side dishes you have. Roasted Sweet Potato HashQ 3-4 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1 ” cubesQ 1 red onion, sliced Q 1 red bell pepper, cut into Q 1 ” chunks Q cup Olive Oil Q cup Balsamic Vinegar Q Salt & Pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put vegetables in a large ziplock bag. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add to vegetables and mash around making sure to coat all pieces well. Let stand for about 15 minutes. Place vegetables and oil mixture in a “sprayed with PAM” baking dish (we use a 9x9). Roast for about 45 minutes, making sure to stir frequently. Adjust seasoning as needed. So, if you want something new, you might want to give some of these a try. No matter what you cook or where you are we wish you a Happy and safe Thanksgiving and we hope there is enough leftover turkey for lots of turkey sandwiches. TASTEContinued From 1D Q Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollingswoth are Columbia County Residents who love good food and fun. Their column on area restau rants appears twice monthly. You can contact them at Q Sandy Kishton is a freelance travel writer who lives in Lake City. Contact her at longer active but has been preserved and has a small gift shop and local art-ists sell their watercolors and other artwork. The views alone were worth the short trip from the Portland harbor area. After leaving this area, we drove down to Kennebunkport. This area also had a lot of beautiful Victorian style homes in town and along the coast. The beaches were fairly scarce, as it was a cool 60 something degrees and windynot to mention water temperatures were around 57 degrees. We stopped to have lunch in Kennebunkport and selected Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brew Pub in hopes of sit-ting outside under the heat lamps overlooking the harbor. Oh, and for the local beers. They were only seating inside today and so we got a window seat, at least. I started with a sampler of 3 beers, Goat Island Light, Tainted Town Pale Ale and Royal IPA. The Tainted Town Pale Ale was the best, so I ordered a full glass. This accompanied my bowl of non-traditional Maine lob-ster bisque soup. Let me tell you about that. This was truly one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. I chose the option to have it served in a bread bowl. The broth was just right, just warm enough and not too thin, not too thick and oh my… the lobster in it was amazing. Nothing like what you get back in Florida or anywhere else in the South for that mat-ter — where it may simply be flavored with lobster or you might find one piece of lobster meat. I had large amounts of whole lobster pieces, at least one piece in every bite and the flavors were mouthwater-ing. Not to mention the soggy bread that would get scooped up as I scraped the bottom of the bowl. Everything about it was perfect, especially as I fol-lowed each bite with a sip of my cold Kennebunkport brewed beer. One our way back to Portland we drove along the coast some more and purposely passed by Walker’s Point, the Bush estate and former summer White House. We learned that as a Secret Service post, this was the one to have. The Secret Service agents have their own resi-dences on the compound and their families are allowed to stay with them. They also stay year round, whether any of the Bush family is in residence or not. When they are in resi-dence they fly all 3 flags, the US flag, the Maine state flag and the Texas state flag. I would love to see more of Maine’s beautiful coastlines. The state itself is quite rugged and com-prised of mostly forestry; about 90 percent. But the views are breathtaking. I especially want to see the Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park areas. Finding some more lob-ster and beer that tastes that good too wouldn’t hurt. I foresee yet another trip ahead of me. MAINEContinued From 1D that adopted the standards are fighting to restore the cursive instruction.Argument for cursiveBateman, a 72-yearold state representative from Idaho, says cursive conveys intelligence and grace, engages creativity and builds brain cells. “Modern research indicates that more areas of the human brain are engaged when children use cursive handwriting than when they keyboard,” said Bateman, who handwrites 125 ornate letters each year. “We’re not thinking this through. It’s beyond belief to me that states have allowed cursive to slip from the standards.”Why was it dropped?State leaders who developed the Common Core — a set of preferred K-12 course offerings for public schools — omitted cursive for a host of rea-sons, including an increas-ing need for children in a digital-heavy age to master computer keyboarding and evidence that even most adults use some hybrid of classic cursive and print in everyday life. “If you just stop and think for a second about what are the sorts of skills that peo-ple are likely to be using in the future, it’s much more likely that keyboarding will help students succeed in careers and in school than it is that cursive will,” said Morgan Polikoff, an assistant professor of K-12 policy and leadership at the University of Southern California.Having teaching cursive restoredStates that adopted Common Core aren’t precluded from deviating from the standards. But in the world of education, where classroom time is limited and performance stakes are high, optional offerings tend to get side-lined in favor of what’s required. That’s why at least seven states — California, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Utah — have moved to keep the cursive requirement. Legislation passed in North Carolina and elsewhere couples cursive with memorization of multiplication tables as twin “back to basics” man-dates. Cursive advocates cite recent brain science that indicates the fluid motion employed when writing script enhances hand-eye coordination and develops fine motor skills, in turn promoting reading, writ-ing and cognition skills. They further argue that scholars of the future will lose the ability to interpret valuable cultural resources — historical documents, ancestors’ letters and jour-nals, handwritten scholar-ship — if they can’t read cursive. If they can’t write it, how will they communi-cate from unwired settings like summer camp or the battlefield? “The Constitution of the United States is written in cursive. Think about that,” Bateman said.What do the students and teachers think?All the fuss seems a bit loopy to certain mem-bers of Gens X, Y and Z — which have diverged increasingly from hand-writing to computers. The volume of first-class mail at the U.S. Postal Service fell in 2010 to its lowest level in a quarter-century, just as computer use — and the keyboarding it involves — was surg-ing. Some 95 percent of teens use the Internet, and the percentage using smartphones to go online has grown from 23 per-cent in 2011 to 37 percent today, according to the Pew Research Center. A 2012 Pew report found the volume of text messages among teens rose from 50 a day on average in 2009 to 60 a day on average two years later. Pew research has also shown that educators don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing. A survey of teachers of American middle school and high school students published in July found 78 percent believed digital tools such as the Internet, social media and cell-phones were encouraging their students’ creativity and personal expression. Kristen Purcell, associate director for research at Pew’s Internet & American Life Project, said research-ers found it surprising — given those results — that 94 percent of the 2,462 Advanced Placement and National Writing Project surveyed still said they “encourage their students to do at least some of their writing by hand.” Teachers gave two primary reasons, she said: Most standardized tests are still in paper-and-pen-cil format and teachers believed having students write by hand helped them slow down their thinking, encouraging deeper and fuller thinking during the writing process. Pew surveys of teens have found many prefer to write on the computer, which they found faster and neater, but many still use handwriting for notes, letters, journals, short sto-ries or music lyrics — as well as for school. “I find it hard to think creatively when I am typ-ing,” a high school boy from the Pacific Northwest told Pew for a 2008 study. “So I like to handwrite everything, then I put it on the computer. I don’t know, that is just how I am.” Kathleen Wright, handwriting product man-ager for Zaner-Bloser, a Columbus, Ohio-based textbook publisher, said colleges of education that have focused on “whole language” education have turned out a crop of young teachers who are unable to either write or teach cur-sive writing themselves. That has financial implications to what’s required in the Common Core. “One of the things I’ve seen over the years is the hesitance on the part of some boards to legislate specific things because it may require additional training for teachers,” Wright said. “If you spe-cifically require things for handwriting at differ-ent grade levels, you have to provide professional development. That may be the reason why it wasn’t included in the Common Core.”What are the implications?Adults unable to write cursive might think back to the experiences of Jacob Lew when President Barack Obama nominated him as treasury secretary in 2013. As treasury secretary, Lew’s signature would be on U.S. currency. But that signature looked more like a series of loops than the distinct letters in his name. “Jack assured me that he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency,” the president joked at the time. Could your student read this? CURSIVEContinued From 1DTo help victims, send money, not stuffBy SHARON COHENAP National WriterFaced with heartbreaking images of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines — the sea of corpses, communi-ties reduced to rubble, mothers clutching their hungry children — the world is watching an epic tragedy unfold and looking for ways to help. But how? In the aftermath of megadisasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, experts say there are some basic rules for those eager to do good: Forget the rummage sale clothes, the old toys and the kind of supplies that will only stack up undis-tributed or damage an already weakened econo-my. Do send a cash dona-tion to a respected charity. “It absolutely should be money,” says Kathleen Tierney, director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder, a clearinghouse and research group on the social aspects and impacts of disasters around the world. “Whether it’s the U.S. or abroad, one thing that typically happens after a major disaster is people want to donate stuff. This creates enormous logisti-cal problems ... and people receiving donations they could never conceivably use, like winter coats sent to people in the Caribbean.” When disaster aid isn’t properly thought out, “you can end up undermining the local economy,” Tierney adds. “Once you ship build-ing materials halfway around the world, it turns out you’ve ruined the mar-ket” for those in the area. “If you want to see econom-ic recovery, you don’t want to send so many supplies that you create a situation where people can’t survive in a business sense.” • Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 • Ward’s Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470 • Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250 • Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106 • GeGee’s Studio 758-2088 Online:Red Cross: www. redcross.orgWorld Vision: www. worldvision.orgCARE: Natural Hazards Center: Best airport? 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 3D3DLIFE Classic and modern takes: Thanksgiving green bean casseroleBy ALISON LADMANAssociated PressCan we all just agree that by 2013 we should be able to do better by green beans than dump-ing canned soup and fried onions all over them? Surely, there is a better way. Actually, there are lots of better ways. Even if all you do is crisp some chopped bacon in a skillet, then pop fresh green beans in for a few minutes of stir-frying, the end result will still be better (and probably more welcome at the table). But that’s just the start. To help you get your green bean creativity flow-ing, we’ve given you a basic recipe for cooking them, plus two ways of finishing them — one with bacon and blue cheese, the other with honey-sweet-ened spicy coconut. But if neither of those do it for you, use our base, then take those beans in any direction you like.Green beans two waysStart to finish: 20 minutesServings: 8Q 2 tablespoons olive oil Q 3 cloves garlic, minced Q 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmedQ Salt and ground black pepper For the bacon and blue cheese topping:Q 1/2 cup crumbled cooked baconQ 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheeseQ 1/4 cup chopped scallions For the sweet-and-spicy coconut topping:Q 1/4 cup honey Q 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakesQ 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and saute for 2 minutes, or until soft-ened. Add the green beans and saute until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Choose one of the two variations and gently toss all ingredients for either one together with the green beans in the skillet. For the bacon and blue cheese variation: Nutrition information per serving: 110 calories; 60 cal-ories from fat (55 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (2.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohy-drate; 4 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 4 g protein; 190 mg sodium. For the sweet-andspicy coconut topping: Nutrition information per serving: 120 calories; 50 calories from fat (42 percent of total calories); 6 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 17 g car-bohydrate; 4 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 2 g protein; 60 mg sodium. COURTESYIt’s just not Thanksgiving without the classic green bean casserole. Here’s another, more modern, take on that family favorite dish. There’s always a better, healthier, way to do what’s already been done. Pet-friendly inns: Tales, horrorsBy LINDA LOMBARDIAssociated PressIf you travel with your dog and prefer small inns and B&Bs over chain hotels, it can be frustrat-ing that so few allow pets. If you listen to some inn-keepers’ stories, though, you may wonder why any of them do. At Les Artistes Inn in Del Mar, Calif., for exam-ple, a pair of Weimaraners crashed through a window when they saw another dog walk past. “The own-ers had said, ‘Don’t worry, they’ll be fine,’” said owner John Halper. “The ‘fine’ part was incorrect.” Halper only allows pets in some rooms, but one couple checked into his best no-pets, ocean-view room with a crate “carry-ing this cat that has a head bigger than my own,” he said. They told him it was “a real live hybrid bobcat.” While most stays don’t involves horror stories like these, understanding the rules — and the reasons behind them — can make your vacation more pleas-ant for you, your pet and the staff.Can your dog handle being alone?The policy with the biggest impact on your stay is whether your dog can be left in the room alone. Innkeepers need to bal-ance your desire to go out for dinner with the poten-tial for property damage and the comfort of other guests. “You wouldn’t want to be in a room that had a bark-ing dog in it all afternoon when you’re trying to take a nap,” says Tom Dott of the Lamb and Lion Inn on Massachusett’s Cape Cod. Inez Conover remembers guests who left their dog alone at her inn, Bewitched and Bedazzled, in Rehoboth Beach, Del. The dog barked and scratched for nine hours, and the owners never answered their cell. She told them about the prob-lem when they returned, but the next day, she heard a “terrible dragging-back-and-forth noise” in the room. She found the dog tied to the bed, which he’d dragged all over, “tearing up the hardwood floor,” and breaking the bed away from the headboard. Conover is the rare innkeeper who allows dogs to be left alone, because she is willing to make a special effort to keep them out of trouble. If a dog makes noise, she’ll bring it to her office, where she has calming supplies rang-ing from herbal supple-ments to chew toys. She also recently put Plexiglas on door bottoms to protect them from scratch marks. But don’t expect an innkeeper to make an excep-tion to a no-dogs-left-alone policy because your dog is fine at home all day while you go to work. Its behav-ior in a new place may not be the same. Dogs “have to acclimate first,” said Dott. “They get scared if left in a strange place by themselves.” To test how a dog will react to a hotel room, leave the dog for a short time while you “hang out by the pool, have breakfast,” Dott said. “In that hour, if your dog’s quiet, I’m sold.” A crate-trained dog is a better candidate for being left alone. But the crate needs to be something you use regularly at home, not something you’ve bought for the trip. “I’ve had dogs kenneled that were throw-ing themselves against the kennels and moving the kennels across the floor,” said Conover. No matter your dog’s training and behavior, don’t expect exceptions every-where. Laila Kollmann says the no-dogs-alone rule at Cayucos Shoreline Inn in Cayucos, Calif., is hard and fast. “We don’t even allow them alone in the room with a crate, even if we personally know them,” she says. “It’s unfair to see a dog allowed in one room and not the other.” Even regular guests who bring a rabbit that they walk around on a leash aren’t allowed to leave it in a cage in their room. Innkeepers with a nopets-alone rule can often direct you to local doggie day care, or pet-sitters who will come to your room.How dog-friendly is the destination?The dog-friendliness of the destination is worth considering when plan-ning trips. Where Halper is located, near San Diego, bring-ing your dog everywhere won’t constrain your activi-ties much. “We have 350 days of sunshine a year,” he said. “There’s a dog beach within a mile. There are lots of sidewalk cafes in town where dogs are allowed to sit with their owners.” But on Cape Cod, that’s less common, so Dott pro-vides guests with a map of dog-friendly spots.Read the fine printEven in dog-friendly inns, pets are often allowed only in certain rooms. Some also have size restrictions. Dott says they allow only small dogs in the busy sea-son because of staff time constraints. “We love big dogs,” he said, “but when you are going at record speed doing housekeeping in July and August, a big black lab adds an extra hour” to cleaning because of shedding. Most places charge pet fees, largely because of the extra housekeep-ing, but Dott has another reason: “You want to get people who are traveling with their dog because they want to travel with their dog, not because it’s cheaper.” In other words, don’t just bring your dog to save on kennel fees.How to be the perfect dog-owning guest—If you’re leaving a dog in your room, give the front desk your cell num-ber — and answer it. —Be considerate of the furnishings. In beach towns, inns often provide a place to hose your dog down outside. Some plac-es ask you to cover the couch and bedspread with a sheet. Some guests “say their dog never gets on the furniture, but we ask them to put them on anyway,” said Kollmann. “You don’t know what a dog will do in another place.” —Respect leash rules. Once at Halper’s inn, a dog snapped at a child coming in a front gate. The child screamed, and her father and the dog-owner nearly came to blows. “It was just two guys not paying atten-tion, one not watching his dog, one not watching his daughter,” said Halper. The incident made him reconsider whether to allow pets. Now dogs must be leashed in all common areas. —Don’t bring aggressive dogs to a hotel, and remember that not every-one loves dogs — even lit-tle ones like Dott’s Yorkies and pocket Pomeranians. “You’d be amazed how many people are fright-ened of dogs, even some-thing that small,” he said. If You Go...LES ARTISTES INN: Del Mar, Calif., AND LION: Barnstable, Mass., SHORELINE INN: Cayucos, Calif., AND BEDAZZLED B&B: COURTESYDog-friendly inns are few and far between, but when you h appen upon one, are you prepared to be well-behaved guests. Or better yet, is your po och? From staff reportsGAINESVILLE — A cappella sensation Straight No Chaser (SNC) performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Phillips Center. The 10-man ensemble will perform some if its signature holiday repertoire and music from its chart-topping new release “Under the Influence.” SNC’s new album includes the group’s original spin on Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”; a medley of fun.’s “Some Nights” and “We Are Young”; and the re-imagining of classic songs with the artists who made them famous, including Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Dolly Parton. “It’s been really great because these legendary artists seemed drawn to the project as another way to have their music heard,” SNC co-founder Randy Stine said. Formed more than 15 years ago while students at Indiana University, the ensemble has re-grouped to great acclaim, garner-ing more than 50 million YouTube views to date. Beginning with its 2008 debut “Holiday Spirits,” which hit No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart, SNC has released numerous albums to commercial success, completed a residency at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City and has been featured in television specials including PBS’s “Straight No Chaser – Songs of the Decades.” Lauded for its unforgettable live performances, SNC was recently recognized as one of Pollstar’s top 50 touring acts. The ensemble performed at the Phillips Center for a Mother’s Day engagement on May, 13 2012 to great acclaim. “Our audience response to their concert was extraordinary,” UFPA director Michael Blachly said. “Straight No Chaser is one of the best a cappella groups tour-ing today.” Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit for more information. Straight No Chaser returns to Phillips Center on No v. 22 COURTESYPopular a cappella group Strait No Chaser is coming to Gainesville this Friday to perform some of its signature holiday repertoire and music from its chart-topping new release, “Under the Influence.” More InfoStraight No ChaserFriday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $25-45 (Students: $10)Phillips Center Websites: University of Florida Performing Arts: www.perform-ingarts.ufl.eduStraight No Chaser: available upon request or by To buy ticketsTo purchase tickets, call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or 800-905-2787 (toll-free within Florida) or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (toll-free). Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office – O’Connell Center (Gate 1), from any Ticketmaster outlet or online Cash, checks, MasterCard, Discover and Visa are accepted.UF students may purchase $10 tickets (with a valid student ID) at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office – O’Connell Center (Gate 1) or by calling 352-392-2787, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1. Non-UF students may purchase $10 student tickets in the balcony. What a merger means for you American Airlines and US Airways have cleared the last major hurdle to merging, but no changes will come overnight. AIRFARE: The merger will give a combined American and US Airways Group Inc. the ability to increase fares. United, Delta and Southwest would be likely to follow. FREQUENT FLIER MILES: After the merger closes, the two airlines will likely combine the miles into one program and elite status from one airline will likely be honored on the other. That puts the occasional traveler closer to rewards.DESTINATIONS: There is little overlap between the two airlines’ existing routes. The combined carrier will offer more than 6,700 daily flights to 336 destinations in 56 countries, making it more attractive to companies seeking to fly employees around the globe with few connections.


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DEAR ABBY: My elderly mother was recently placed in a nursing/rehabil-itation facility. After several months of observation, I would like to offer an open letter to those who work in such places. “Dear Caretaker, it is true I have grown older. My body won’t do what it used to do. My eyes aren’t as bright, and sometimes I have trouble finding the right words. But I do have a name, and it’s not ‘Honey’ or ‘Sweetie.’ I have experienced much, and I have learned much. Your history books are my personal history. There is a lot I could teach you. “You don’t have to shout; I will tell you if I can’t hear you. I have known great love and great tragedy in the years I have spent on this earth. I have spent decades learning to take care of myself, and it’s hard hav-ing to rely on others. “I need your help, but please don’t talk to me as if I were a 2-year-old or a puppy. I’m too polite to say so, but I see when you roll your eyes or heave a sigh that says you’d rather be anywhere else but with me. These are my final years, and I’ve worked a lifetime to get here. Give me the dignity I deserve. All too soon, you will want the same.” — DAUGHTER IN ANDERSON, IND. DEAR DAUGHTER: Your letter carries an important message. But please remember that the staff in nursing homes work long hours, often for minimum wage, and they all may not have been properly trained in caring for elderly and dementia patients. The work is hard, and the facility may also be understaffed. It takes a special kind of person to do this work, and many of them deserve medals. However, if you feel that your mother’s care is not up to par and that her dignity is not being respected, you should discuss it with the director of the facility. DEAR ABBY: For the last 10 years, a family of four has come to our home for every Christmas and Easter meal. It started when my wife invited a co-worker. They had no fam-ily in town and nowhere else to go. My wife’s relationship with the woman has cooled, but the family assumes they are automat-ically invited and show up without being asked. They spend more time talking to our other family members than they do to us. How do I politely let them know we no longer wish for them to come to our family meals? — FAMILY ONLY IN MISSISSIPPI DEAR FAMILY ONLY: Your wife should tell her co-worker that your plans for the holi-days have changed, that the two of you are scal-ing back the festivities to include ONLY FAMILY MEMBERS. She should be sure to convey this news in PLENTY of time for her co-worker to make other arrangements – whether it will be preparing some-thing herself or getting together with another family. NOW would be a perfect time to do it. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Personal changes will boost your confidence. 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6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013 6DLIFE n r rn n! n nnrn rrrrn $"#&##"%!"&$'!!!&$ #&'%# #$$ # #$# !$$# &" $$( %" ( "%#$$" %" ##% "!$# $%" ##% "nr$nnr$ !"nrnn !"r!n! !nnn !rn!n r!n!nn r nnnnnrn !nn "&$!&!!$% &$!$!"#&$! #!# $"#! #"!#"$ "#!$!$ On to NashvilleFrom staff reportsJR Hernandez is just 18, but holds a deep passion for a career in country music. This country singer/songwriter from Bell pulled up his stakes and moved to Nashville to try to make it happen. Leaving his family and the green grass of home was difficult. But JR’s passion for music and song writing wouldn’t let him stay in Bell — his plans have always been to go to Nashville as soon as he graduated from high school. He is now beginning to feel the success of the move. JR’s new adventure would probably seem like typical lyrics from the country songs he’s come to love. “I stayed in a hotel six weeks where I couldn’t cook, so I ate at fast food res-taurants all the time,” he said. “Now, I’ve got an apartment, and I can cook, so I’m eating stuff like fried chicken and rice again.” A May 2013 gradu-ate with a certificate in mechan-ics from Suwannee Hamilton Technical Center in Live Oak, JR used that degree to secure a job in mechan-ics’ work almost as soon as he arrived in Nashville, something not everyone chas-ing their dream can achieve. Soon after settling into his new apartmnet, he found Douglas Corner Caf, one of Nashville’s “Legendary Venues,” where songwriters and musicians gather Tuesday nights to sing original songs. He’s now become a regular there, sing-ing songs he’s written. “Nashville is definitely not Florida,” JR said. “Traffic is awful, but I only live about five minutes from where I work so it’s not so bad. Life’s pretty much like I thought it would be up here in Nashville.” Although he‘s getting entrenched into the music scene in Nashville, there‘s still the daily grind to attend to. At 18, he’s up to whatever it takes to make it. JR has written several new songs in his off-time, covering a wide variety of subjects to add to his nearly one dozen originals songs. “ I pretty much want to have an abundance of original songs to do an hour and a half show when I’m asked,” he said. “My main goal here is to write music right now.” On top of working, writing and performing, JR plans to enter an American Idol pre-season audition soon. In the meantime, he’s got songs to rehearse, and what better a place than with those he works with. “My buddies at work are my guinea pigs,” he laughs, noting he videos his songs on a CD at night, brings the CD to work to play for them to get their opin-ion. “They aren’t all country fans, but they seem to like the songs.” COURTESYJR Hernandez, 18, of Bell, recently moved to Nashville, Tenn. to pursue his music career after graduating from Suwannee Hamilton Technical Center in Live Oak. Mealtime challenges are OKBy LINDA LOMBARDIAssociated Press Working to get a meal is something dogs were born to do. “If dogs were out in the wild they’d be spending most of their time hunt-ing for food,” says trainer Joan Mayer of Santa Barbara, Calif. But for many of our dogs, mealtime is over in a minute or two. Then what? They look for some-thing else to do. Unfortunately, when dogs are left to find their own entertainment, we aren’t usually pleased with their choices. “They’re not going to sit down and turn on the TV,” says Mayer. “They’ll chew up the coach or bark all day.” So ask many trainers how you should feed your dog, and they’ll say you’re wasting a golden oppor-tunity by feeding out of a bowl. At any pet store you’ll see balls, puzzles and other food-dispensing objects ‚ the Kong is the most familiar. They’re often referred to with terms like “treat balls,” so some owners worry about weight gain from extra goodies if they use them. In fact, you can use these toys to feed your dog’s regular diet. If you feed dry kibble, just toss it in and you’re good to go. Or you can plug the hole of a Kong with canned food and freeze it for an even longer-lasting meal. Feeding this way can help with a variety of behavior problems. For dog trainer Melissa Duffy of Carlsbad, Calif., food toys have helped her rat terrier, Dinky, with sepa-ration anxiety. “She starts to get anxious when I am getting ready to go out, whining, pacing, shivering,” Duffy says. Being left with a food-dispensing toy calms her, and has longer-lasting effects as well. “She also doesn’t get into the trash can, which she will do if I leave her without a treat-dispens-ing toy,” says Duffy. “I’ve also noticed that she isn’t as frantic when I come home, no matter how long I’ve been gone.” Getting animals to use their natural behavior to get food is part of what zoos call “enrichment.” FEEDING YOUR POOCH ‘NASHVILLE IS DEFINITELY NOT FLORIDA. TRAFFIC IS AWFUL... LIFE’S PRETTY MUCH LIKE I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE UP HERE IN NASHVILLE.’— JR Hernandez