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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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By TONY BRITT The number of fatal crash victims in Columbia County returned to a dou ble-digit count in 2013 fol lowing a year where fewer than 10 people died on area roads. In 2013 there were a total of 17 deaths on local roads and thoroughfares compared to 2012 when there were nine deaths on local roadways. The 2012 statistics indicated a sig nificant drop in fatalities By STEVEN RICHMOND As the holiday season comes to a close, many Lake City residents are saying goodbye to out-oftown relatives and hello to a new, unwelcome visitorholiday fat. However, Altrusa Lake City President Mantha Young said New Years resolutions are ideal for residents looking to get in shape after weeks of stuffed tur keys, hams, cookies and other assorted holiday treats. Theres so much family and the entire holiday season is geared toward specialty foods, Young said. So nows the time to pick yourself back up, get on the train, and make it happen. Young also heads Get Fit Lake City, a community fitness initiative aimed at helping local residents stay in shape and lead healthier lifestyles. In their latest press release, Altrusa speculated that people who overeat during the holi days justify their poor diet as a reward for the stress associ ated with the season. Do not reward yourself with food, the press release read. Youre not a dog! Young advises people looking to set that well-intentioned but difficult-to-keep weight loss reso lution to set realistic goals. Reasonable would be look ing at losing a pound-and-a-half a week, Young said. Dont expect dramatic results in six weeks. It needs to be a lifestyle change. To date, 263 individuals and 35 businesses around Columbia County have registered with the initiative, competing to see who can maintain the healthiest life style by accumulating points for weight loss and physical activity. We have testimonial from a good friend that she and her husband started getting healthy together, Young said. She has lost almost 25 pounds and he has lost around 17. Theyre both sleeping better late at night, their cholesterol is coming in check... Theyre simply doing some good eating habits and get ting up and moving. According to Young, par ticipants are finding their own, Lake City Reporter WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1A HEALTH Lung cancer scans recommended for some smokers, not all, 6A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 236 64 57 Chance of showers TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Health . . . . . . . . 6A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 4B Puzzles . . . . . . . 3B SPORTS Lady Tigers softball: Remembering the win, 1B. COMING UP SVTA meeting The Suwannee Valley Transit Authority Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. at the SVTA Headquarters Board Room, 1907 Voyles St. S.W., Live Oak. The purpose of this special meeting is for the Board of Directors to enter into: 1) Review, consid er and approve resolutions directing the Administrator to apply for, and obtain grants for capital or operat ing projects for any and all applicable 5339 Series federal grant programs. 2) Retirement Honorarium for Annie Manning who has been a Professional Bus Operator for Suwannee Valley Transit System for 25 years. 3) Installation of new Board Members: Jason Bashaw and Ricky Gamble. Spaghetti supper The Wellborn United Methodist Church wants to provide the community with a break from holiday cooking and will offer a free spaghetti supper and movie on Friday, Jan. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti and sauce, salad, bread, dessert and a bever age. Following the supper, Though None Go With Me, the inspirational story of Elizabeth Leroy Bishop, will be shown. This event is free of charge and open to the public. To reach the Wellborn United Methodist Church from Lake City, travel west on U.S. 90 or Lake Jeffery Road to County Road 137. For additional information, con tact Rev. Dr. Everett L. Parker at 386-688-1358. Start the New Year right Get Fit, Lake City organizers have tips for toning up in 14. FILE Jimbo Haley helps Heather McInnis work out her arms with an resistance band handed out at the Get Fit Lake City Community Fitness Initiative Fittest Business Kick-Off Breakfast. Do not reward yourself with food... Youre not a dog! Altrusa press release TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Florida Highway Patrol Capt. Eileen Powell stands near the sign detailing how many people were killed in Columbia County traf fic crashes in 2013. Statistics indicate the number of fatal crash victims was on the increase in 2013 compared to 2012. Commissioners will discuss waste collection tippage fees By TONY BRITT A change in tippage fees at the Winfield Solid Waste Facility will costs the citys solid waste collector about $200,000 more annually. The vendor has requested the county maintain the rate from 2012-13 for Lake City customers, but the county has already implemented the new rate. Commissioners will discuss what will be done in regards to the tippage fee increase for Waste Pro during a 5:30 p.m. Thursday county commission meeting at 372 W. Duval St. Dale Williams, county manager, said county officials recently received a letter from Waste Pro, the contract refuse col lector for the City of Lake City, requesting the county not increase tippage fees until the 2014-15 fiscal year for city customers. The letter said the city had already passed its budget by the time Waste Pro was notified about the tippage fee increase and therefore the city was not able to include the increase in this years fiscal budget. Wendell Johnson, city manager, said the city does not plan to raise its trash fees this fiscal year. The city has a con tract with Waste Pro, a 5year contract and were in year one and the tippage fee has no bearing on the city, because thats built into Waste Pros con tract. Theyre bound for five years, he said. The liability financially is against Waste Pro. There will be no rate increases this budget year and we may consider it for fiscal year 2015, which begins in October. The city has a good relationship with Waste Pro, he continued. They provide good quality service and we will work with them to help absorb the operational costs increase caused by this tippage fee. Williams said Waste Pro has been tak ing the citys garbage to the Winfield Solid Waste Facility, but is not legally bound to take the trash there. We recently raised the tippage fees at Winfield and that was done as part LOCAL TRAFFIC DEATHS Highway fatalities up sharply in 2013 Women selling donuts arrested at Pizza Hut By STEVEN RICHMOND Two Jacksonville women were tossed in jail after starting a brawl and throwing pizzas at a local Pizza Hut Monday, LCPD reports. Eden Aisha Odom, 23, and Eternity Aisha Odom, 19, both of Jacksonville, were trying to sell donuts to staff at the South Marion Avenue Pizza Hut around 7:24 p.m. Monday, according to an LCPD press release. The Pizza Hut staff told the women multiple times the store was particularly busy at the moment and they would have to wait, according to police. However, Eden Odom took the matter into her own hands and walked to the back of the store Johnson Williams GOALS continued on 3A WASTE continued on 3A FATALITIES continued on 3A Eden Odom Eternity Odom DONUTS continued on 3A


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 clarifi cations will run in this space. And thanks for reading. HOW TO REACH USMain number ........(386) 752-1293 Fax number ..............752-9400Circulation ...............755-5445Online... www.lakecityreporter.comThe Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub-lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis-sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. 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After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or ser-vice related credits will be issued.In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or ser-vice related credits will be issued.Circulation...............755-5445( delivery rates(Tuesday -Friday and Sunday)12 Weeks.................. $26.3224 Weeks...................$48.7952 Weeks...................$83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks.................. $41.4024 Weeks...................$82.8052 Weeks..................$179.40 Lake City Reporter Winning Lottery Numbers Cash 3: (Tuesday evening) 0-2-5 Play 4: (Tuesday evening) 7-7-8-6 Fantasy 5: (Monday) 6-8-10-12-25 Thought for Today Scripture of the Day JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterHoliday pruningDerrick Griffis, of Burford Tree Inc, is elevated 45 feet in the air as he prunes trees along Country Club Road on Tuesday.2AWEATHER 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. — G.K. Chesterton “Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters; Remember ye not the former things, nei-ther consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” — Isaiah 43:16, 18-19 Photo of the Day PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AP’s top state stories in 2013Acquittal of Zimmerman is Fla.’s top story ORLANDO — It was yet another high-profile trial in central Florida that attracted around-the-clock cable television news cov-erage and captivated viewers from around the world. But unlike the Casey Anthony trial two summers earlier, which was a domestic drama involving a mother accused of killing her toddler, the murder trial of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin tackled two of the thorniest issues confronting America: race and gun control. For those reasons, the George Zimmerman trial was voted the state’s story of the year for 2013 by Florida newspaper and broadcast editors. The six female jurors picked for Zimmerman’s trial had to determine whose story to believe: Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense or prosecutors’ contention that Zimmerman was a vigilante who pro-filed Martin and decided the black teen was up to no good in the gated community where Zimmerman lived and Martin was visiting. A prosecutor began the trial with a jolt by repeating obscenities Zimmerman said to a dispatcher while following Martin. The neigh-borhood watch volunteer’s defense attorney followed with a knock-knock joke that fell flat. Over the next three weeks, prosecutors and defense attorneys tried to convince jurors whose voice was screaming for help on 911 calls that captured the fight. Martin’s mother, father and brother testified it was the Miami teen screaming for help; Zimmerman’s mother, uncle, father and five friends told jurors it was the neighborhood watch volunteer’s voice. The most memorable witness was Rachel Jeantel, the young woman from Miami who was on the phone with Martin in the moments before he was shot. Her testy exchanges with a defense attorney, her lack of polish and her use of the term “creepy-ass cracker” in recounting how Martin described Zimmerman made her the brunt of spoof accounts poking fun at her candid statements and dialect. The instructions jurors were given after three weeks of testimony allowed them to find Zimmerman not guilty if they had reasonable doubt or if they thought it was a justifi-able use of force. Under Florida law, Zimmerman could use justifiable force not only if he faced death or bodily harm but also if he merely thought he did. After deliberating over two days, the jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder or man-slaughter. In the weeks following the verdict, protests were held around the nation. Protests in Oakland and Los Angeles turned mildly violent, but the response to the Zimmerman verdict was nothing like the massive 1992 Los Angeles uprising that killed 53 people after police officers were acquitted in the Rodney King beat-ing.AP Editors’ top 2-10 picks for state stories 2. The Florida Legislature rejected a plan to expand the state’s Medicaid program, turning down a promised $50 billion in federal funding. The decision left 1.1 million Floridians uninsured for now. Gov. Rick Scott originally had opposed the expan-sion but made a dramatic about-face when he announced his support for Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law. 3. The Miami New Times obtained records that linked the anti-aging clinic Biogenesis to the distribution of performance enhancing drugs to major league baseball players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. He denied the claim and later fought a lengthy suspension. Also mentioned in the leaked documents were 2012 All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera, 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon and 2011 AL championship series MVP Nelson Cruz. 4. Florida election officials revived plans that they say will remove nonU.S. citizens from the state’s voter rolls without also purging eligible citizens, despite criticism that minor-ity voters are being targeted. To promote the plan, Secretary of State Ken Detzner held five meetings with county election officials around the state. Some election supervisors say there remains scant evidence of widespread voter fraud conducted by non-U.S. citizens. 5. Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist announced that he will run for governor next year as a Democrat against Scott, the GOP incumbent. Crist is now considered the Democratic front-runner in the contest to challenge Scott, one of the most unpopu-lar governors in the country. 6. The arrest of 57 defen-dants on charges they were running a $300 million gambling operation out of Internet cafes around the state led to the resignation of Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and caused the Legislature to ban the storefront Internet centers. Carroll had worked as a consultant for Allied Veterans, the charity group operating the Internet cafes, though she was never accused of wrongdoing. The first of the defendants, an attorney for the veterans’ group, went on trial and was convicted on 103 counts in October. 7. Scott signed into law a statewide ban on tex-ting while driving, making Florida the 40th state to enact a tex-ting-while-driving ban for all drivers. The law makes it a secondary offense to read or send a text, email or instant message on a smartphone while driving. That means police have to first stop drivers for another offense, such as an illegal turn. 8. A state task force con-cluded that Florida’s so-called stand your ground law shouldn’t be amended. The parents of Trayvon Martin had asked the task force to change the 2005 law following the fatal shooting of their son by George Zimmerman. But the task force said in a report that people have a right to feel safe and secure in Florida, and they have a fundamen-tal right to stand their ground and defend themselves from attack. 9. Florida’s unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent in November, the lowest level in over five years. Scott maintains his policies have helped Florida’s recovery, but economists say there are other reasons for the decline: People are leaving the labor force or have delayed their job search. 10. Duke Energy can-celed plans to build a nuclear plant and repair another in the state’s Big Bend area. The country’s largest utility cited changes in the energy market — including natural gas prices — and regulatory hurdles at the state and federal level. Despite the scuttled plans, Duke intends to charge its 1.7 million Florida custom-ers a monthly fee to pay for the costs it incurred planning the construction on the plants. AROUND FLORIDA Zimmerman The murder trial ... tackled two of the thorniest issues confronting America: race and gun control. COURTESY /WikiMedia CommonsQ Associated PressPEOPLE IN THE NEWSBeckham, Murray miss out on Queen Elizabeth’s knighting honor LONDON — David Beckham and Andy Murray will have to wait a while longer for a possible knighthood. Both sports stars were left off Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year’s honors list, a surprise to some who had expected them to be knighted. Murray became the first British man since 1936 to win Wimbledon in July, while Beckham ended his illus-trious 20-year soccer career in May. Both have previ-ously been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. On a low-profile list of sports names, former Football Association chairman David Bernstein and 1969 wom-en’s Wimbledon champion Ann Jones were made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. David Bedford, a former 10,000-meter world record holder who is now race director for the London Marathon, was awarded an OBE for services to athlet-ics and charitable fundraising.Jim Cramer’s book argues it is possible to ‘Get Rich Carefully’ Who wouldn’t want to “Get Rich Carefully,” as the title of Jim Cramer’s new book promises? The stock market may seem scary, but Cramer says you can make money with research, logic and prudence. That sounds good to some. Readers may know Cramer as a co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” or from his weekday stocks show “Mad Money,” which recently passed the 2,000 episode mark. Since 2005, the former hedg e fund manager has been dispensing advice on “Mad Money” in a high-octane style that can make him sound like an animated sports coach, one who makes liberal use of a sound board of noises including th e sound of a train wreck, a gong and a chorus singing “hallelujah.” Cramer is also a prolific author. His books include “Jim Cramer’s Getting Back to Even,” ‘’Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World” and “Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich.” In “Get Rich Carefully,” he makes the pitch that you can get wealthy by being careful and methodical He starts, patiently enough, by talking about the f orces that move a stock’s price. And he tells you whic h quarterly earnings calls will help you understand t he landscape of the market. For example, heavy equip-ment company Caterpillar can help you take the puls e of the world’s economies. Disney can tell you about the state of the U.S. consumer. And home builder To ll Brothers can tell you not just about the demand for housing but also about how hard or easy it is to ge t credit. Whether Cramer’s advice will make you a boatload of money or not, his rational explanations make stocks seem less intimidating. Q Associated Press See an error?


3Aunique ways to change their lifestyles for the bet-ter. One person, she said, simply cut out sweet tea, bread and soft drinks. Others are finding friends and family join in their weight loss resolutions. “You need an accountability partner, somebody who’s going to be honest with you,” Young said. “You can exercise together, obvi-ously, but if you’re having a down moment, your partner can say, ‘Listen, it’s okay, you’re going to get back up and keep going.’ A person needs to realize that the only person not making a mistake is the person who never does anything.” Young’s biggest piece of advice? Do it for your loved ones. “You need to love yourself so you can be a better person for the people you do love,” she said. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014 3A of this fiscal year’s bud-get,” Williams said. “All of that was considered and included into the non ad-valorem assessment that the county levied.” Williams said Waste Pro representatives have indi-cated they don’t have a requirement in the agree-ment that bounds them to bring their waste to the Winfield Solid Waste Facility but they would prefer to continue to take the waste there. Waste Pro is asking the county to give the city time to adjust its rates for the tippage fee increase, so they can continue to take trash to the local site. “Before the City of Lake City can pick up the increase in the rate, they need time to let it run through a cycle where they can increase and adjust their rates accord-ingly,” Williams said. “The question before the board of county commissioners is do we wish to give that opportunity and if we do, under what conditions.” The county increased its tippage fee from $42 per ton to $52 per ton in October. “Columbia County’s tippage fee is a little higher than other counties’ tip-page fees and the reason for that is we do not accept out-of-county waste,” Williams said. WASTE: Rates likely to remain the sameContinued From 1AIn other business, the commission: Q Will review an external budget amendment to pay $3,777 to replace a 911 Combined Communications Center computer server; Q Will review bringing funds ($9,665) forward from last year’s fiscal budget to make changes to the Computer Aided Dispatch system; Q Received a $18,750 federal grant for the Erin Glen Flood mitigation project in Fort White. The county is required to put $6,250 in matching funds to pay for the engineering of a storm water mitigation pond for the project; Q Will hold a public hearing to discuss vacating a portion of the Woodborough Subdivision Phase 2; and Q Will review an interlocal agreement between the county and the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners where will be handled by Alachua County should Columbia County suffer a catastrophic 911 failure. to complain about how they were being treated, police said. Following a brief verbal altercation, the staff asked the Odom women to leave the store, accord-ing to police. Eden Odom then began poking one of the employ-ees in the forehead with a nearby pizza spatula, which eventually lead to a physical altercation that included both Odom women and several store employees, police said. According to the release, the participants threw several objects dur-ing the scuffle, including a sharpened knife, with one witness reportedly getting hit in the face with a pizza. Both suspects were arrested and booked into Columbia County Detention Facility on $6,000 bond each. They both face charges of aggravated battery and trespassing. DONUTSContinued From 1A Report: Man stole relative’s collector coinsFrom staff reportsA Lake City man, arrested Sunday, faces burglary charges after he allegedly broke into his relative’s house and stole collector coins, watches and other items. Kenneth Lee English, 25, of 758 SW Dockery Lane, was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling (unarmed), trespassing, larceny and fraud in connection with the case. He was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility on $16,000 bond. According to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports, English was at a B&B gas station and asked his cousin for a ride to his house. The victim gave English a ride to his home and dropped him off, but when he returned to his home he noticed this back door was open. When the victim went inside he noticed the front of his window mounted air con-ditioning unit was torn off and he became suspi-cious and started looking around. The victim told a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputy that two watches he had on his refrigerator, some half dol-lar coins, as well as anoth-er watch, collector coins and nine two-dollar bills were also missing. Reports said the victim had a suspicion who the thief could have been so he went back to the B&B and asked the clerk if English had been in the store and made a purchase. The clerk told the victim, “Yes, he paid with these coins.” The victim them notified the sheriff’s office. The victim was supposed to pick English up and bring him to Lake City and the deputy had the victim and English meet him at the B&B station. The deputy spoke to the clerk at the store who told him English paid with half dollar coins and she could identify English if she saw him again. The victim arrived at the B&B and the deputy immediately took English into custody. While con-ducting an inventory of English’s belongings the deputy recovered two checks. English report-edly admitted to signing one of the checks and later admitted to going inside the victim’s house and taking his belong-ings. The deputy recovered three watches, nine two-dollar bills and three col-lectors coins, which were placed into evidence. English was taken to jail without incident. English FILEJulie Hadden, a contestant in The Biggest Loser Season 4 reality TV show, speaks with Brent Kuykendall (left) and his father, John, after the Get Fit Lake City Community Fitness Initiative Fittest Business Kick-Off Breakfast held at the LifeStyle Enri chment Center earlier this year. Hadden described her experience on The Biggest Loser, her relationship with the contestants as well as her relationships with family, friends and foo d. GOALSContinued From 1A from 2011 when 31 people died in crashes on local roads. Florida Highway Patrol Capt. Eileen Powell said a possible reason for the increased number of traf-fic fatalities could be due to an increased number of people traveling. She said most 2013 fatal crashes in Columbia County were due to careless driving. “A large majority of our traffic fatalities, especially in Columbia County, were attributed to careless driv-ing,” she said. “In fact, half of our current fatalities for 2013 are attributed to careless driving, which is an actual statute.” According to Florida Statute 316.1925, any per-son operating a vehicle upon the streets or high-ways within the state shall drive the same in a careful and prudent manner, having regard for the width, grade, curves, cor-ners, traffic, and all other atten-dant circum-stances, so as not to endanger the life, limb or property of any person. Failure to drive in such a manner shall con-stitute careless driving. Statistics indicate that Friday was the deadli-est day to travel on local roadways. “Fridays, this year, have actually had roughly 50 percent of our traffic fatalities on that one day of the week,” Powell said. A large percentage of area fatal wrecks occurred between 6 p.m. to midnight. Drivers aged 31 40 years old were involved in most of the fatal crashes. “Fifty percent of our fatal crashes this year have occurred on local roadways,” Powell said. “Most people would think that the interstate would be our biggest collector of fatal crashes, but it’s not. We’ve had three fatal crashes on the interstate this year, opposed to seven on the local road-ways.” Although Columbia County experienced an increase in the number of traffic fatalities, state-wide numbers indicate a decrease in traffic fatali-ties. According to information from the Florida Highway Patrol, as of Sunday, Dec. 29, state-wide there were 2,295 traffic fatalities in 2013. In 2012 there was a total of 2,379 traffic fatalities across the state. “We’re actually down 84 deaths statewide from last year at the same time,” Powell said. Suwannee and Hamilton counties also reported smaller traffic fatality crash totals for the year. In Suwannee County there were 13 traffic fatal-ities in 2013. There was also 13 traffic fatalities in Suwannee County in 2012. In Hamilton County there were three traffic fatalities in 2013, com-pared to 11 traffic fatali-ties in 2012. To keep the fatal traffic crashes at a mini-mal amount during the Christmas and New Year holiday travel periods, the Florida Highway Patrol participated in activities designed to keep road-ways safe. “We’re working in an increased number of what we refer to as spe-cial enforcement details,” Powell said. “They’re details where the troop-ers go out and actually target areas of unlawful speed, aggressive driv-ing and seatbelt and child restraint usage, trying to keep the deaths down because 64 percent of our deaths in Columbia County last year were unbelted drivers.” FATALITIESContinued From 1A ‘Fridays have had roughly 50 percent of our trafc fatalities on that one day of the week.’ — Florida Highway Patrol Capt. Eileen PowellDancing into the New YearBy LAURA C. MORELAssociated PressPALM HARBOR — During her first dance lesson, Ireland Nugent, dressed in black tights and a pink tutu dress that stopped just above her prosthetic legs, stood still before a full-length mirror. When the dance teacher demonstrated to the group of half a dozen little girls how to spin with their arms arched above them, Ireland, 3, watched the instructor for a few sec-onds. Then she stretched her own arms above her head of curly blond hair that was pulled into a tight bun for the class, and spun slowly. Her mother, Nicole Nugent, watched from outside the studio and recorded her daughter’s first dance lesson on her phone. Just six months ago, Ireland began to walk on her first set of prosthetic legs. Now, Ireland is learning to dance.“She has no fear,” Nicole said.On April 10, Ireland lost her lower legs and feet when her father, Jerry, accidentally backed over her with his riding lawn mower in the driveway of the family’s Palm Harbor home. Then came a whirlwind of surgeries, doctor visits and physical thera-py. Ireland received prosthetic legs in June, and then a replacement pair in October when she outgrew the first set. In August, she underwent another surgery to remove growing bone in her legs. But Ireland is quickly adapting to her new life, her parents said. “She’s doing so much better,” said Nicole, 31. “It’s not going to be all sunshine and roses, but it’s not going to be all dreary either.” About a month ago, several businesses, including Home Depot and International Granite & Stone, began renovating the Nugents’ Palm Harbor home for free. The improvements will make the four-bedroom, two-bath house com-pletely accessible for Ireland. The carpet was ripped out, replaced by tile and wood floors throughout so Ireland can learn to walk on both textures. The kitchen cabinets and appliances will be replaced. The work is scheduled to be completed by late January, the Nugents said. Since the accident, donations have trickled in. Jerry, a Pinellas County building maintenance worker, said he had trouble accepting it all at first. “Over the last eight, nine months,” he said, “I’ve just had to learn to accept and be grateful.” Jerry, 48, said he has also had to let go of the guilt that sometimes lingers when he thinks about the accident. He and Nicole still go to counseling. “You always want to be there to protect and be the hero for your kids,” he said, “not be part of the reason why they are in the position they are in.” But watching Ireland thrive helps him heal. “She’s doing everything she wants,” he said. After a year of struggles, Palm Harbor girl is back on the dance floor. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterBeginning the new year with disciplineNikolai Lee (from right), American Hapkido Alliance ma ster instructor, practices with students Brett Marts, 11, Clayton Marts, 11, and Keith Feagle at the CYSA fields on Tuesday.


T errence “T.J.” Johnson, 17, is back in the relative safety of his Memphis home, but thinking about his 64 nights in jail should give pause to opponents of mandatory videotap-ing of police interrogations. Johnson’s case is the latest entry in a catalog of false murder confessions. He admitted to police that he drove the getaway car in the Oct. 4 robbery and murder of Piperton, Tenn., contractor John “J.P.” Shelley. We have only Johnson’s account of the interrogation, the police not having commented on it. But from his description it had the earmarks of a method developed in the 1950s that permits interrogators who believe suspects are lying to obtain confessions by making false and misleading statements to them and promises that interrogators don’t intend to keep. The widely employed Reid technique, described in detail by writer Douglas Starr in his Dec. 9 New Yorker article “The Interview,” has been called into question by crimi-nal justice scholars because of the number of false confessions it has produced. As an antidote, at least 18 states require videotaping of interroga-tions in murder cases. Tennessee had an opportunity to join them in 2011 when the issue was debated in the General Assembly. Legislators ultimately accepted the argument that the decision should be left up to law enforcement officials because taping can cause a guilty suspect to clam up. But suspects who waive the “right to remain silent” believing they have nothing to hide and wind up confessing are almost never acquitted by juries. And in 50 per-cent of exonerations resulting from DNA evidence, false confessions were obtained. It’s not difficult to see why police focused on Johnson. They had evi-dence that the driver in the Shelley case was nicknamed “T.J.” Johnson had associated with gang members. A cellphone that belonged to one of the robbery victims had been found near his home. He and the co-defendants all once attended Wooddale High School in Memphis. And Johnson wasn’t in school when the crime occurred. After lengthy questioning, he signed a statement confessing to the crime. Fortunately, Johnson’s attorneys didn’t believe it. Their investiga-tion, as well as more work by prosecutors and police, eventually resulted in a murder charge against alleged getaway car driver Thomas Bernard Moss, 17. The story would seem to have had a good ending. It would be a lot better, of course, if the public could be assured that it’s not likely to happen again. U ruguay has volunteered to be the canary in the cannabis field. The small – population 3.4 million – Latin American nation has voted to legal-ize the growth and sale of marijuana. The country’s senate narrowly, 16 to 13, approved a law allowing individuals over 18 to buy up to 40 grams – just over 1.4 ounces – a month from state licensed dealers. Individuals also have the alternative of growing up 1.06 pounds of pot for their own use. The price is likely to be around $1 a gram. The commercial planting, harvesting and sale will be under the control of the state. Sales will be limited to Uruguayan nationals 18 and older, to head off the possibility of becoming a drug tourism destina-tion, and exports will be prohibited. Uruguay’s action is part of a growing sense that the U.S. war on drugs has been a dangerous and expensive failure that has cost the lives of thousands and fostered an atmosphere of lawlessness.... The Uruguayan experiment will test several theories put forward by advocates of legalization here and elsewhere. Proponents say that legal-ization will take much of the profit out of cultivation and thus the incentive for violence. The sale of marijuana at token prices will cut down on petty crime. And both taken together will undermine the drug cartels. The United States should monitor the Uruguayan experiment in the spirit of trying to learn something.... Our prison system has become ridiculously costly housing inmates given long sentences for minor drug infractions and in areas out West where marijuana has become legal under state law, if not federal, the foundations of civilization seem to have survived -at least so far. Uruguay may have much to teach us. OPINION Wednesday, January 1, 2014 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. 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BY EMAIL: Keep getting fit, Lake City California sunshine law in spotlight O ne of the low points of 2013 was quickly fol-lowed by one of this year’s high points when California policymakers did a quick reversal in Sacramento to protect the state’s vital “sunshine law.” In response to public pressure in June, lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown swiftly and dramatically abandoned the half-baked legisla-tion that would have eviscerated the state’s open-records act. Instead, chastised in the glare of bad publicity, the leaders switched gears, did the right thing and actu-ally protected the public’s right to know what local governments are doing. The whole episode started when the Legislature passed a trailer bill -one of those laws that implement the state budget but sometimes contain sneaky surprises. In this instance, Assembly Bill 76 included a provision that would have made it optional for local governments to comply with significant parts of the California Public Records Act. The CPRA is important to all Californians because it requires public agencies -for example, city councils, the county Board of Supervisors, law-enforcement agen-cies and school districts, to name just a few -to make government documents and data available to the public within 10 days of a request in most cases. The CPRA even requires the agencies to help the public identify the records they’re interested in seeing, and then pro-vide the documents free or at nomi-nal cost. The public outcry against AB 76 forced legislative leaders and the governor to backtrack. They quickly agreed on a revised version of the trailer bill, SB 71, that did not provide any such loophole for local governments. Part of their 180-degree turn, however, was an agreement to put a constitutional amendment on the state ballot in 2014 to discontinue state payments to local agencies to cover their expense of comply-ing with requests made under the CPRA. According to the California Secretary of State’s Office, the mea-sure, SCA 3, has qualified for the June state ballot. The reversal by the Legislature and Gov. Brown was eminently appropriate. Continuation of the CPRA makes a big difference in California by discouraging questionable government policies and practices, thus promoting good government. For example, in the last two years, requests under the CPRA produced evidence that Simi Valley’s former city attorney received a six-figure severance package that was not in her employ-ment contract; that state authorities requested an investigation into a business relationship linked to an Oxnard affordable housing project; and that Port Hueneme’s former chief of police, after taking over responsibility for issuing concealed-weapon permits to city residents, granted permits to the then-mayor, a second City Council member and three city police chaplains. We don’t know how state voters will respond to the June measure, which intends to halt the state’s payments to local governments for doing what they should be doing regardless. But as to the larger issue of protecting the public’s right to know, we are delighted that 2013 was a year when state leaders quickly saw the light and acted properly to pro-tect California’s sunshine law. N ew Year’s Day is as good a time as any to check in on the progress of Get Fit, Lake City, the Altrusa Club initiative to ward off obesity and make folks here healthier. The final tally won’t be in for a few weeks, but we are pleased to report prog-ress. Folks are running, walking, jogging, biking – staying active in a myriad of ways. And they’re cutting back at the dinner table as well. As reported on today’s front page, folks are finding this needn’t be an all-or-noth-ing proposition. One person, we’re told, found success just by eliminating sweet tea, soft drinks and bread. Good to hear.The grand finale is coming in February.We’ll keep you posted on the final results. Meanwhile, keep getting fit, Lake City. All your hard work is sure to pay off. TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states were free. In 1890, the first Tournament of Roses was held in Pasadena, Calif. In 1942, the Rose Bowl was played in Durham, N.C., because of security concerns in the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack; Oregon State defeated Duke, 20-16. In 1953, country singer Hank Williams Sr., 29, was discovered dead in the back seat of his car during a stop in Oak Hill, W.Va., while he was being driven to a concert date in Canton, Ohio. In 1959, Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries overthrew Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista, who fled to the Dominican Republic. In 1962, the first two U.S. Navy SEAL (Sea, Air and Land) teams were created. The Beatles (with Pete Best) auditioned in London for Decca Records, which opted to sign Brian Poole and the Tremeloes instead. In 1984, the breakup of AT&T took place as the tele communications giant was divested of its 22 Bell Sy stem companies under terms of an antitrust agreement. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush became the first American leader to address the Australian Parliament. Uruguay goes first on marijuana Q Associated Press Q Scripps Howard News Service Q Scripps Howard News Service Q Scripps Howard News ServiceThe case for videotaped interrogations 4AOPINION


Margie Barrs Mrs. Margie Barrs, 82, of Bran ford, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Suwannee Valley Haven Hospice with her family at her side after an extended illness. Mrs. Barrs was born December 21, 1931 in Lenox, Georgia to the late Dewey Adams and Wil lie Bill Adams Herndon. Mrs. Barrs was a retired bookkeeper. She enjoyed crocheting, working in her yard and spending time caring for her family. Mrs. Barrs was of the Baptist faith and was a member of First Baptist Church of Branford. Mrs. Barrs is pre ceded in death by her husband, John Odell Barrs; one brother, Michael Adams; and one sister, Roxie Bracewell. Mrs. Barrs is survived by two sons, Gary Barrs (Sandra) of Bell, FL, John Barrs (Carolynne) of Apex, NC, two sisters, Jane Broughton of Branford, FL, Sandi Root of Lake City, FL, three grand children: Erin Sapp (Dallas) of Lake City, FL, April Barrs and Taylor Barrs of Apex, NC. Two Great-grandchildren; Peyton and Masina Sapp also survive. Visitation for Mrs. Barrs will be 5:00-7:00 pm Thursday, January 2, 2014 in the chapel at Dan iels Funeral Home, Branford. Funeral services for Mrs. Barrs will be conducted Friday, Janu ary 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Branford. Ar rangements are under direction of the DANIELS FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY, INC. tions may be made to the Leuke mia and Lymphoma Society at Please sign the guest book at Eddie Joe Hewett Mr. Eddie Joe Hewett, 81, of Valdosta died Monday, Decem ber 23, 2013 at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born on May 12, 1932 in Chattahoochee, Florida to the late Albert and Katherine Cross Hewett and lived in Valdosta since 1973. Mr. Hewett was a retired Master Sargeant with the United States Air Force having model airplanes and was a Baptist. ty seven years, Margaret Hewett of Valdosta, three daughters and sons in law, Sandra and Mark Middleton of Daphne, AL, Jenny and Bennie Haelen of Scottsdale, AZ, Karen and Pete Combs of Atlanta, GA., son and daugh ter in law, Eddie and Melissa Hewett of Valdosta, eight grand children, Brian Middleton and Amy Middleton both of Mobile, Alabama, Jillian Brinson and Kelly Brinson both of Green ville, South Carolina, Hillary Brinson and Eddie Hewett III both of Atlanta, Morgan Rob erson and her husband, Jerry Roberson of Hampton, Georgia and Blake Floyd of Fayetteville, Georgia; four great grandchil dren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Carol Pilkenton. Memorial services with full military honors will be held at 2pm, Saturday, January 4, 2014 in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with Rev. Bob will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the ser rials may be made to the Am putee Coalition of America at or the American Dia betes Association at Con dolences to the fam ily may be conveyed online at CARSON MCLANE FUNERAL HOME Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. 5A Closed New Years Day FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 HAVE QUESTIONS ON AUTO INSURANCE? CHAT WITH NICOLE 755-1666 Need A Quote? Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014 5A COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter. com. OBITUARIES Jan. 4 Audubon Bird Walk Four Rivers Audubon will sponsor its monthly walk at Alligator Lake Park on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8 a.m. The walk usually lasts between two and four hours, but participants may leave at any time. Meet at the pole barn to begin the walk. For more information call Judee Mundy at 386-758-9558 or Sylvia Dunnam at 386-362-3256. Jan. 5 Zumba Class Sarah Sandlin, Zumba Instructor fot the City of Lake City, is offering a free Zumba class on Jan. 5 at the Teen Town city building at Youngs Park from 4-5 p.m. This will be a beginners class where youll learn all the basic moves of this popular dance form. After the free class, a regular Zumba class will be held for $5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Email Sarah at for more. Jan. 7 Historical Society The Columbia County Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at the downtown library. Living Historian Bud Thayer will dis cuss soldiers daily lives during the Civil War. The meeting is open to the public. For more information please call Sean McMahon at 754-4293. Jan. 8 Newcomers meeting The Lake City Newcomers will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Guang Dong Chinese Restaurant. Program speaker will be Pat McAlhany who will speak on the role of women in the Civil War. For more information, call Pinky Moore at 752-4552. Jan. 9 DAR meeting The Edward Rutledge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 10:30 a. m., at the Wilson Rivers Library on the Florida Gateway College campus. Kay Daly of the Christian Service Center will be the guest speaker. Vis itors are always welcomed. For more information, call 752-2903. Jan. 10 Spaghetti Supper The Wellborn United Methodist Church wants to provide the com munity with a break from holiday cooking and will offer a free spaghet ti supper and movie on Friday, Jan. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti and sauce, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. Following the supper, Though None Go With Me, the inspirational story of Elizabeth Leroy Bishop, will be shown. This event is free of charge and open to the public. To reach the Wellborn United Methodist Church from Lake City, travel west on U.S. 90 or Lake Jeffery Road to County Road 137. From U.S. 90, turn right and travel over the railroad tracks to the church on the left. From Lake Jeffery Road, its less than a quarter mile after making a right turn on CR 137. For additional information about the event, contact Rev. Dr. Everett L. Parker at 386-688-1358. Jan. 14 Medicare Seminar The Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5-6 p.m. Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates, Inc. will moderate the seminar. RSVP to 386-755-3476 x 107. Bay Street Bassworks Bay Street Bassworks will per form at the Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This group is an internationally-acclaimed touring ensemble performing selec tions from a wide variety of genres ranging from Bach to Be-Bop. A new flex ticket system is being offered this year so each ticket can be used at any Lake City Community Concert. Single concert tickets are $20/adult and $5/student K-12. See, or call (386) 466-2013, or visit the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for details. Jan. 15 Olustee planning The Blue Grey Army will have a planning meeting for the 2014 Olustee Festival on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbia County School District Central Building, Room 153, at 409 SW St. Johns St. The festival will be Feb. 1416. For information, call 755-1097. Jan. 17 Masonic Banquet Gold Standard Lodge #167 will be hosting their annual Masonic Banquet on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Westside Community Center. For tickets and more information, con tact Chris at 386-623-3611 or Mike at 386-867-6675. Jan. 18 King Breakfast The Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program and Youth for Christ Ministry invite the community to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 85th Birthday Observance Breakfast at the Womans Club, 257 SE Hernando Street. Brooke Mobley of Davita Kidney Specialists of Northern Florida will be the guest speaker. Tickets may be purchased for $20; tables may also be reserved. Any doctor who has not recevied an invitation to be honored, please call Bernice Presley at 386-752-4074 on or before Jan. 3. Jan. 19 MLK program The Columbia County Branch of the NAACP will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. program on January, 19 at 4 p.m. at the New Day Springs Missionary Baptist Church, 1321 West Long St. The program is enti tled, The Journey Continues in Pursuit of the Dream. Rev. Lance Mills will be the speaker. Jan. 21 Board meeting The Suwannee Valley 4Cs Board of Directors will be meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m. at 260 S. Marion Avenue, Suite 135. Feb. 21 Annual Prayer Luncheon The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System will be host ing an Annual Prayer Luncheon at the Lake City VA Medical Center Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. in celebration of Black History Month. The theme for the luncheon is Golden Jubilee in Civil Rights. Please confirm your attendance by calling 352-376-1611 x5316 or by emailing before Monday, Feb. 3. Tickets will be given out upon arrival at the lun cheon. Invitations can be displayed in the windshield of your car to serve as a parking permit. Volunteers needed Shands LakeShore Shands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is look ing for volunteers to work a vari ety of positions around the hospi tal. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. Volunteers are needed to drive the shuttle car and help with jobs in the hospital. If you have some time to donate, come to the gift shop and pick up an application or call (386)292-8000, ext. 21216. Lake City Medical Lake City Medical Center is look ing for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteer ism, please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospi tals website at or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application. United Way United Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volunteers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Centers Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the county emergen cy management offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disas ters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety long-term recovery coordina tor, at 752-5604, ext. 101. Hospice of Nature Coast Hospice of the Nature Coast has opportunities for volunteers in the Lake City and Live Oak areas. Volunteers provide general office support and non-medical assistance to patients and their families. Hospice volunteers support hospice patients/ families through activities such as: telephone calls, socialization, light meal preparation, spiritual support, shopping or errands, and staffing information booths at seasonal festi vals. Specialized training will be pro vided. Contact Volunteer Manager Alvia Lee at 386-755-7714 or email for more information and reservations. Walkins are welcome but space is limited. For more information about hospice services in the Lake City and Live Oak areas, call Hospice of the Nature Coast at 386-755-7714 or visit us on the web at JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Working through the weather Tim Blackwell, of Blackwell Auto Detail, soaps up a Honda Pilot while braving the Tuesday morning weather. The toughest part is drying the car, he said. Youre rubbing against the metal with a shammy then ringing it out. Man, its freezing. It can get real tough.


By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung can cer to cut their risk of death from the nations top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday even as they stressed that the tests arent for everyone. The long-anticipated deci sion by the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says these CT scans of the lungs should be offered only to people at especial ly high risk: Those who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or an equivalent amount, such as two packs a day for 15 years and who are between the ages of 55 and 80. Thats roughly 10 million people, but not all of them qualify for screening, said task force vice chairman Dr. Michael LeFevre, a University of Missouri fam ily physician. Even those high-risk people shouldnt be scanned if theyre not healthy enough to with stand cancer treatment, or if they kicked the habit more than 15 years ago. Lung cancer kills nearly 160,000 Americans each year. Smoking is the biggest risk factor, and the more and longer people smoke, the higher their risk. Usually, lung cancer is diagnosed too late for treatment to suc ceed, but until now there hasnt been a good means of early detection. The newly recommend ed screening could prevent as many as 20,000 deaths a year, LeFevre said if its used correctly. That estimate assumes good candidates seek the scans. Theres no way to know if people at the high est risk will, or if instead the overly anxious will flood testing centers. Screen the wrong people, and we could see more harm than good, LeFevre cautioned. Theres a lot of room for what I would call people exploiting the rec ommendation. I can imag ine a street-corner imaging center advertising to invite people in. Why not screen younger or lighter smokers? Theres no data to tell if theyd be helped. Lung cancer is rare before age 50, and the major study that showed screening could save lives enrolled only heavy smok ers starting at age 55. But screening isnt harmfree. A suspicious scan is far more likely to be a false alarm than a tumor, LeFevre noted. Yet patients may undergo invasive test ing to find out, which in turn can cause complica tions. Moreover, radiation accu mulated from even lowdose CT scans can raise the risk of cancer. And occa sionally, screening detects tumors so small and slowgrowing that they never would have threatened the persons life. While screening clearly can benefit some people, the best way to avoid lung cancer death is to stop smoking, LeFevre added. The task force proposed the screenings last sum mer but published its final recommendation Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. That clears the way for insur ers to begin paying for the scans, which cost between $300 and $500, accord ing to the American Lung Association. Under the Obama admin istrations health care law, cancer screenings that are backed by the task force are supposed to be covered with no copays, although plans have a year to adopt new recommendations. Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder, known simply as TMJ Disorder, is a fairly common, and very painful condition affecting our joint of mastication. This joint is do things like talk, chew, and yawn. Muscles surrounding the joint control the smooth movement the jaw to open or close the mouth. Between the surfaces of the joint sits a smooth cartilage disc enabling our mandible (jaw bone) to glide across or rotate against our skull, near our temples. In order to locate the joint, place in front of your ear and open and close your mouth. TMJ pain can occur suddenly without cause, or as a result of repetitive or accute trauma. to get TMJ. You may chew too much gum, or have been involved in a car accident, or maybe you woke up one morning and could not open or close your mouth without pain. Muscle irritation, joint immo bility, or disc diplacement can create a variety of symptoms, is pain, followed secondly by limitation of motion. TMJ can be accompanied by jaw clicking or popping, freezing of the joint, headache, neck pain, earache, loss of appetite, or misalignment of teeth. A good physical therapist can assist you with your TMJ problems through a variety of proven techniques. A new treatment option, referred to as cold laser has has been shown to be effective in TMJ structures, allowing the jaw to functiown as designed. If you suffer from these symp toms, give us a call. We can help you. Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder By: Brian Sganga 6A Baya East 780 SE Baya Dr. 386.755.6677 Baya West 1465 W. US Hwy. 90 386.755.2233 FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 Last years new drugs Dear Readers, Here are some interest ing FDA-approved items for 2013 in the United States. My column is print ed in various languages so I apologize that Ive only listed English brand names, please ask your local pharmacist for trans lations. Happy new year! Love, Suzy FluNada (nasal/throat spray) homeopathic, OTC: Spray to stop cold and flu-like symptoms with this new natural remedy that contains a homeo pathic blend of mint, win tergreen, eucalyptus and elderberry. Spray it in your mouth, and nasal passages, right where the bugs try to enter your body. The kill rate of FluNada was tested by 2 independent labs and found to be 99.9%. www. Vizamyl (flute metamol) injection, Rx: Can this compound detect Alzheimers disease at an earlier stage? Think of it as a contrast dye used for PET imaging, because it attaches to beta amyloid plaques in the brain which dementia patients often have. Fetzima (levomilnacip ran) extended release capsules, Rx: This is what pharmacists call a me too drug because works like other SNRI serotonin-norepineph rine reuptake inhibitor drugs. Older ones include Effexor, Pristiq, Cymbalta and Savella and they improve levels of two key brain neurotransmitters involved in major depres sion, as well as fibromyal gia, ADHD, obsessive-com pulsive and anxiety. www. Adempas (riociguat) tablets, Rx: The year 2013 brought approvals for several lung drugs, among them Adempas for pulmo nary hypertension. The disease forces your heart to work harder. The other brand new medication that works similarly is Opsamut (macitentan). Anoro Ellipta (umecli dinium and vilanterol) inhalation powder, Rx: Inhale it once daily, it helps with asthma, bronchitis and other lung disorders. Dont confuse that with Breo Ellipta a drug with similar benefits to breathing but different active ingredients. Clinolipid (Soybean and Olive oil) injection, Rx: Would you ever think to inject yourself with olive or soybean oil? This is a drug used to support nutri tion in adults and its given intravenously. It provides calories and essential fatty acids. You cant get it if you are allergic to eggs, soybean and olive oil. Zubsolv (buprenor phine and naloxone) sublingual tablets, Rx: This helps people who are dependent on pain-killer drugs such as opiates (hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, etc). The drug is intended as part of a bigger pro gram to treat drug addic tion such as counseling and psychosocial support. The makers of Zubsolv have simultaneously launched an around-theclock support program which is online. Its designed with input from patients in recovery. www. Zephrex-D (pseu doephedrine) tablets, OTC: Its to unstuff your nose and relieve a sinus headache. Its the worlds first meth-resistant pseudo ephedrine tablet, designed to keep bad people from turning cold medicine into speed! Yeah, you didnt know? Decongestants are often messed with but its impossible with Zephrex-D because the makers invest ed in new technology that locks the drug in place. Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) tablets, Rx: For chronic hepatitis C virus without the need for interferon. This drug blocks a spe cific protein needed by the virus for its replication (growth). NovoPen Echo: The only insulin device which can dispense tiny doses like a half unit, making it appeal ing for children. It also has memory capabilities. DEAR PHARMACIST Suzy Cohen Suzy Cohen is a pharmacist in Gainesville. Scans urged for some smokers DETECTING LUNG CANCER COURTESY/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Obamacare sign-ups pass 1M By JOSH LEDERMAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press HONOLULU The governments rehabilitated health insurance website has seen a December surge in customer signups, pushing enrollment past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration says. Combined with numbers for state-run markets, that should put total enrollment in the new private insurance plans under President Barack Obamas health law at about 2 million people through the end of the year, independent experts said. That would be about two-thirds of the administrations original goal of signing up 3.3 million by Dec. 31, a significant improvement given the technical problems that crippled the federal market during much of the fall. The overall goal remains to enroll 7 million people by March 31. It looks like current enrollment is around 2 million despite all the issues, said Dan Mendelson, CEO of Avalere Health, a market analysis firm. It was a very impressive showing for December. The administration said that of the more than 1.1 million people now enrolled in the federal insurance exchange, near ly 1 million signed up in December. The majority came days before a preChristmas deadline for coverage to start in January. Compare that with a paltry 27,000 in October, the federal websites first, error-prone month. We experienced a welcome surge in enrollment as millions of Americans seek access to affordable health care coverage, Marilyn Tavenner, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in a blog post announcing the figures. The numbers dont represent a full accounting for the country. The federal website serves 36 states. Yet to be reported are December results from the 14 states running their own sites. Overall, states have been signing up more people than the federal government. But most of that has come from high performers such as California, New York, Washington state, Kentucky and Connecticut. Tots body clock may not match bedtime By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON When youngsters con tinually struggle to fall asleep at night, new research suggests maybe their body clock doesnt match their bedtime. That doesnt mean tots should be up at all hours. Just like nutrition and exercise, sleep is critical for good health, said sleep scientist Monique LeBourgeois of the University of Colorado, Boulder, who is leading the research. The ultimate goal is to help reset a delayed sleep clock so that young children can settle down more easily, she said. Hint: It seems to have a lot to do with light. We all have whats called a circadian rhythm, a master biological clock, that regulates when we become sleepy, and when were more alert. Those patterns vary with age: Its the reason teenag ers are notorious for late nights and difficult-towake mornings. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER HEALTH WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424


By BRANDON FINLEY Columbia High lived by the mantra Why not us? during its Class 6A state softball championship run last season. When it was all done, the Lady Tigers claimed championship rings for the first time in school history. It was news heard over and over throughout Lake City and a group that was embraced by the commu nity. Columbia Highs soft ball team is also the Lake City Reporter Sports Story of the Year. The Lady Tigers knocked off Pembroke Pines Charter, 6-2, to claim the 6A title. It was a game that took two days to finish. Columbia High was lead ing 3-0 on May 13 before a weather delay forced the game to be postponed to the following morning. When the sun rose, the Lady Tigers finished off the championship. Erin Anderson threw a no-hitter against Pembroke Pines Charter to help the Lady Tigers earn the state championship, throwing 6 2 3 innings with six strikeouts and three walks. If you can throw a nohitter in a championship, youre not going to lose, Columbia head coach Jimmy Williams said after the game. Shes been a big-game pitcher for us and has won a lot of games for us, but she saved her best for last. I hope she will win a lot more for us in the future. At the plate, Kayli Kvistad led the Tigers, reaching Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS 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 Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 SPORTS STORY OF THE YEAR Lady Tigers win state softball championship FILE Columbia High players pile on the celebration for the schools first state softball championship. BRIEFS CHAMPS continued on 3B Saturday Columbia High boys basketball vs. The Villages High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Monday Columbia High basketball at Hamilton County High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) Columbia High boys soccer at Leon High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Tuesday Columbia High boys basketball vs. Middleburg High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Fort White High basketball at Bradford High, 7:30 p.m. (girls-6) GAMES YOUTH BASEBALL North Florida Rays tryouts The North Florida Rays 11U baseball travel team has tryouts set for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Southside Sports Complex. For details, call Todd at 365-5161 or Andy at 867-0678. Lake City online registration open Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball spring online registration is under way at www. Cost per player is $75 plus the online fee. For details, call league president Jessica Langley at 867-1897. YOUTH BASKETBALL Breakfast to aid Lady Falcons Richardson Community Center/ Annie Mattox Park North and the Daughters of the Pride of B & S Combs Temple 1238 will host its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Jan. 11. Tickets are on sale for $5 and may be purchased from any board member and at Brians Sports, with all proceeds going to support the RCC/AMN and Lake City Middle Schools girls basketball program. The menu will consist of pancakes, Nettles sausage, eggs and orange juice. For details, call Mario Coppock at 754-7095. ADULT SOFTBALL Winter league registration open Columbia County Adult Softball winter league registration is under way through Jan. 10 with the following schedule: Womens league on Mondays, Church on Tuesdays, Mens on Wednesdays and Co-ed on Thursdays. Cost is $250 at sign-up, along with a team roster and signed liability waivers and code of conduct. For details, contact columbiacountyadults FLAG FOOTBALL Registration for Christ Central Christ Central Sports offers flag football for girls and boys ages 5-12. Registration is through Jan. 10. Cost is $45. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128. From staff reports

PAGE 8 Tour member Blayne Barber dropped by for a practice round in preparation for the tour’s opening event on Feb. 21. The year kicks off with the Panama Claro Championship in Panama City, Panama. Total purse for the opener is $600,000 with $108,000 going to the winner. Bruce Ford (+5) picked up the win in the A flight of Sunday’s blitz when Ed Snow (+4) lipped out a four-foot birdie putt on No. 17. Jason Self and Steve Patterson tied for third. Mike Boris (+9) overcame two birdies by Jim Carr (+7) to take first in B flight. Ken Radcliffe and Paul Davis finished third with +5. Closest to the pin winners were Brandon Goss on No. 5, Snow on Nos. 7 and 17, and Steve Thomas on No. 15. Self and Radcliffe each had two skins. Eddy Brown, Bruce Ford, Thomas and Patterson had one apiece. Dennis Crawford birdied the first hole and pulled away from the field to post +10 and a six-shot win in the A flight of Saturdays’ blitz. Mike Gough (+4) took second place, a shot up on Bruce Ford and Charlie Timmons. Randy Sommers (+8) had little problem taking the B flight over Eddy Brown and Hank Rone, both at +5. Terry Hunter and Steve Patterson split the skins pot with Crawford and Brown. The Good Old Boys played a couple of competi-tive rounds this week. The first match went to the team of Jerry West, Howard Whitaker, Bobby Simmons and Dan Stephens, 6-5, over the foursome of Rhea Hart, Dennis Hendershot, Jim McGriff and Jim Stevens. Match two gave the team of Ed Snow, Dave Cannon, Merle Hibbard and Don Christensen a two-point win over the team of Marc Risk, Bill Rogers, Stan Woolbert and Eli Witt. Risk (38-40-78) moved back into a familiar spot as medalist, but had to share the spotlight with Stephens who shot 40-38-78. Christensen went subpar to take a nine hole win on the front side with 35. Stevens (38), Snow (39) and Hibbard (39) provided the competition. The first tournament of the year will be the Chamber of Commerce scramble on Jan. 24. SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ESPN2 — Gator Bowl, Nebraska vs. Georgia, at Jacksonville 1 p.m. ABC — Capital One Bowl, Wisconsin vs. South Carolina, at Orlando ESPN — Outback Bowl, Iowa vs. LSU, at Tampa 5 p.m. ESPN — Rose Bowl, Stanford vs. Michigan St., at Pasadena, Calif. 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Fiesta Bowl, UCF vs. Baylor, at Glendale, Ariz. NHL HOCKEY 1 p.m. NBC — Winter Classic, Toronto vs. Detroit, at Ann Arbor, Mich. SOCCER 7:40 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Manchester City at Swansea City 9:55 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Chelsea at Southampton 12:25 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Tottenham at Manchester United WINTER SPORTS 5 p.m. NBCSN — Olympic trials, speed skating: women’s 5000 and men’s 10000 long track, at Kearns, UtahFOOTBALLNFL final standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PANew England 12 4 0 .750 444 338N.Y. Jets 8 8 0 .500 290 387Miami 8 8 0 .500 317 335Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 339 388 South W L T Pct PF PAIndianapolis 11 5 0 .688 391 336Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 362 381Jacksonville 4 12 0 .250 247 449Houston 2 14 0 .125 276 428 North W L T Pct PF PACincinnati 11 5 0 .688 430 305Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 379 370Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 320 352Cleveland 4 12 0 .250 308 406 West W L T Pct PF PADenver 13 3 0 .813 606 399Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 430 305 San Diego 9 7 0 .563 396 348 Oakland 4 12 0 .250 322 453 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PAPhiladelphia 10 6 0 .625 442 382 Dallas 8 8 0 .500 439 432N.Y. Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 383 Washington 3 13 0 .188 334 478 South W L T Pct PF PACarolina 12 4 0 .750 366 241New Orleans 11 5 0 .688 414 304 Atlanta 4 12 0 .250 353 443 Tampa Bay 4 12 0 .250 288 389 North W L T Pct PF PAGreen Bay 8 7 1 .531 417 428Chicago 8 8 0 .500 445 478Detroit 7 9 0 .438 395 376Minnesota 5 10 1 .344 391 480 West W L T Pct PF PASeattle 13 3 0 .813 417 231San Francisco 12 4 0 .750 406 272Arizona 10 6 0 .625 379 324St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 348 364 NFL playoffs Wild Card Games Saturday Kansas City at Indianapolis, 4:35 p.m. (NBC) New Orleans at Philadelphia, 8:10 p.m. (NBC) Sunday San Diego at Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m. (CBS) San Francisco at Green Bay, 4:40 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Games Saturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 4:35 p.m. (FOX) Cincinnati, Indianpolis or Kansas City at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 12 Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Carolina, 1:05 p.m. (FOX) Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 4:40 p.m. (CBS)College bowl games Monday Armed Forces Bowl Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6 Music City Bowl Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17 Alamo Bowl Oregon 30, Texas 7 Holiday Bowl Texas Tech 37, Arizona State 23 Tuesday AdvoCare V100 Bowl Arizona vs. Boston College (n) Sun Bowl Virginia Tech vs. UCLA (n) Liberty Bowl Rice vs. Mississippi State (n) Chick-fil-A Bowl Texas A&M vs. Duke (n) Today Heart of Dallas Bowl At DallasUNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At JacksonvilleNebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At OrlandoWisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At TampaIowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif.Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz.Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday Sugar Bowl At New OrleansAlabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday Orange Bowl At MiamiOhio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, TexasMissouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala.Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday Bowl At Mobile, Ala.Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif.Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Dallas at Washington, 6 p.m.Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m.New Orleans at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 9 p.m.Charlotte at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Orlando at Cleveland, 7 p.m.Golden State at Miami, 7:30 p.m.Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m.Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.New York at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.Memphis at Phoenix, 9 p.m.Milwaukee at Utah, 9 p.m.Charlotte at Portland, 10 p.m.Philadelphia at Sacramento, 10 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Game No. 21 San Diego State at Colorado State, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 1 Arizona vs. Washington State, 10 p.m. No. 4 Wisconsin at Northwestern, 7 p.m. No. 8 Wichita State at Southern Illinois, 8:05 p.m. No. 10 Oregon at Utah, 8 p.m.No. 20 Colorado vs. Oregon State, 10 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s (Cal), 9 p.m. Friday’s Game No. 9 Baylor vs. Savannah State, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Arizona vs. Washington, 2 p.m.No. 2 Syracuse vs. Miami, 2 p.m.No. 3 Ohio State vs. Nebraska, NoonNo. 5 Michigan State at Indiana, 2 p.m.No. 6 Oklahoma State at Kansas State, 4 p.m. No. 7 Duke at Notre Dame, 4 p.m.No. 12 Florida vs. Richmond, 3 p.m. No. 13 Iowa State at Texas Tech, 1:30 p.m. No. 14 Louisville at Rutgers, 6 p.m.No. 17 UConn at SMU, 2 p.m.No. 18 Memphis vs. Cincinnati, NoonNo. 23 UMass vs. Miami (Ohio), 7 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga vs. Pacific, 8 p.m.No. 25 Missouri vs. Long Beach State, 5 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 22 Iowa, 7:30 p.m. No. 8 Wichita State vs. Northern Iowa, 2 p.m. No. 10 Oregon at No. 20 Colorado, 5 p.m. No. 11 Villanova vs. Providence, 7 p.m.No. 19 North Carolina at Wake Forest, 8 p.m. No. 16 Kansas vs. No. 21 San Diego State, 4:30 p.m.USA Today Top 25 The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 29, points and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs1. Arizona (30) 13-0 798 12. Syracuse (1) 12-0 762 23. Ohio State (1) 13-0 741 34. Michigan State 11-1 682 55. Wisconsin 13-0 677 66. Oklahoma State 11-1 605 77. Wichita State 13-0 588 88. Duke 10-2 568 99. Oregon 12-0 530 1010. Louisville 11-2 515 411. Baylor 10-1 429 1212. Iowa State 11-0 420 1313. Florida 10-2 413 1414. Villanova 11-1 392 1115. UConn 11-1 340 1516. Kentucky 10-3 319 1817. Kansas 8-3 314 1618. Memphis 9-2 268 1719. North Carolina 9-3 184 1919. San Diego State 10-1 184 2021. Gonzaga 11-2 145 2122. UMass 11-1 137 2223. Iowa 11-2 113 2324. Colorado 11-2 92 2425. 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MASTERS CHAMPIONS : Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Charl Schwartzel, Phil Mickelson, Angel Cabrera, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson, Tiger Woods, Mike Weir, Vijay Singh, Jose Maria Olazabal, Mark O’Meara, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson. U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONS (five years): Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Lucas Glover. BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONS (five years): Ernie Els, Darren Clarke, Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink. PGA CHAMPIONS (five years): Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Y.E. Yang. PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPS CHAMPIONS (three years): Matt Kuchar, K.J. Choi. U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION AND RUNNER-UP: a-Matt Fitzpatrick, a-Oliver Goss. BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Garrick Porteous. U.S. AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS CHAMPION: a-Jordan Niebrugge. U.S. MID-AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Michael McCoy. ASIAN AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Lee Chang-woo. TOP 12 AND TIES2013 MASTERS : Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Thorbjorn Olesen, Brandt Snedeker, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Tim Clark, John Huh. TOP FOUR AND TIES2013 U.S. OPEN: Billy Horschel, Hunter Mahan. TOP FOUR AND TIES-2013 BRITISH OPEN: Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter. TOP FOUR AND TIES-2013 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Jim Furyk, Jonas Blixt. PGA TOUR EVENT WINNERS SINCE 2013 MASTERS (FULL FEDEX CUP POINTS AWARDED): Derek Ernst, Sang-Moon Bae, Boo Weekley, Harris English, Ken Duke, Bill Haas, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker, Ryan Moore, Chris Kirk. FIELD FROM THE 2013 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Roberto Castro, Nick Watney, Brendon de Jonge, Luke Donald, Gary Woodland, Kevin Streelman, D.A. Points, Graham DeLaet. TOP 50 FROM FINAL WORLD RANKING IN 2013: Hideki Matsuyama, Thomas Bjorn, Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Francesco Molinari, Rickie Fowler, Matteo Manassero, David Lynn, Thongchai Jaidee, Peter Hanson, Joost Luiten, Branden Grace. TOP 50 FROM WORLD RANKING ON MARCH 30: TBD SPECIAL FOREIGN INVITATIONS: TBD.


base in each of her four appearances. She had two hits, including a double, and walked twice. That performance, around another spectacu-lar season, helped Kvistad earn the Class 6A Player of Year award. But it wasn’t individual awards that Kvistad was interested in. “We just came together as a team,” Kvistad said after the championship. “Last year, towards the end of the year, it seemed like we were all trying to play for ourselves. This year, we played as a team. We became sisters.” All the sisters needed a father and Williams played that role to perfection, along with assistant coach-es Mitch Shoup and Greg Sund. Williams’ role helped him earn the Class 6A Coach of the Year award. Again, Williams knew that the award was about more than him. “To me (a state championship) was something I felt like would eventually happen, but I wasn’t sure when,” Williams said. “I knew that we had the tal-ent to put us in the situa-tion with such a great team. It feels wonderful. It says that we’re doing something right. It’s not just about me though. It’s about the coaches, the parents that put time in during the sum-mer and it’s really the hard work of a lot of people. It’s for the whole community to share in this glorious achievement. To me, it’s just overwhelming.” And with a team that returns the majority of their players, CHS could be in line to have another magical year in 2014.3BSPORTS FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now survive DIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? ŒX<]v,}ŒvUDU]oou]ošZ.ŒšuvšZšŒ‰ }vš}šZ] (Œ}‰}(Z]všZ]Œš}ooŒ}}l^}š}Œ[' ]š}ŒŸo (vŸ}vX_,[}ŒšZ]}}l]ooZvP}Œo ](Z]oov‰ šZ‰}šPvZvo]vPX/(šZ‰}‰oŒ‰]oo}v–š}Œl( }Œ}UŒPŒo }(}ŒP}Œu]oZ]š}ŒU}}]šš}}Œo( v}Œoš}Œ šZ]}}lv}Jood}oo&Œ 800-777-1922 rZŒXvo}Œvu vŒ~}voX Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014 3B CHAMPS: Player, coach of the year Continued From Page 1B Scenes from a championship season FILEColumbia High coach Jimmy Williams watches as senior s Holly Boris, (from left) Jessica Shimmel and Keeley Murray show off the state championsh ip trophy.FILEColumbia High assistant coach Greg Sund high-fives Hol lianne Dohrn during introductions.FILEIt was hugs all-around for Columbia High’s softball play ers after winning the state championship.FILEColumbia High assistant principal Donnie Harrison pre sents pitcher Erin Anderson with her state championship medal.


DEAR READERS: Welcome to 2014! It seems like the world spins faster every year. With each new year comes our chance for a new beginning. It’s an opportunity to discard destructive old habits and create healthy new ones. With that in mind, I will share my often-requested list of New Year’s resolu-tions that were adapted by my mother, Pauline Phillips, from the original credo of Al-Anon: JUST FOR TODAY: I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my prob-lems at once. I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would over-whelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime. JUST FOR TODAY: I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine. JUST FOR TODAY: I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things that I can correct and accept those I cannot. JUST FOR TODAY: I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer. JUST FOR TODAY: I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I’ll not speak ill of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking. JUST FOR TODAY: I will refrain from improving anybody but myself. JUST FOR TODAY: I will do something positive to improve my health. If I’m a smoker, I’ll quit. If I am overweight, I will eat healthfully – if only for today. And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it’s only around the block. JUST FOR TODAY: I will gather the courage to do what is right and take the responsibility for my own actions. And now, Dear Readers, I would like to share an item that was sent to me by I.J. Bhatia, a reader from New Delhi, India: DEAR ABBY: This year, no resolutions, only some guidelines. The Holy Vedas say: “Man has subjected himself to thou-sands of self-inflicted bond-ages. Wisdom comes to a man who lives according to the true eternal laws of nature.” The prayer of St. Francis (of which there are several versions) con-tains a powerful message: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is dark-ness, light; And where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; To be under-stood, as to understand; To be loved, as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” And so, Dear Readers, may this new year bring with it good health, peace and joy to all of you. — LOVE, ABBY DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21April 19): You’ll feel bad if you overdid it last night. You are best to lay low today. Avoid anyone who is demanding something or pressuring you to make a move or change. Strive for balance and a strategy that has your best interest at heart. ++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): Embrace the first day of the year with enthusiasm and an open mind. Open up to friends and family about your res-olutions and plans for the future. Make a commit-ment and start your jour-ney. You’ll make an impact on others. +++++ GEMINI (May 21June 20): Set your house in order physically, emotionally and mentally. What you do to make your surroundings better suited to your needs will encourage you to pursue a lifelong goal. Stop procras-tinating and start doing. Set up a budget and a health regime and stick to it. +++ CANCER (June 21July 22): Take control of your life and your relation-ships. Express how you feel and what you would like to see happen this year. Set your priorities and the standard you want to aspire to and don’t look back. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t start the year off by taking on other peo-ple’s responsibilities. Step back and let someone else pick up the slack. Your focus should be on how you can advance using the skills you enjoy employing the most. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22): Make a point to participate. Speak up and let everyone know what you are capable of doing. Show your strengths and use disci-pline to curb any poor habits you may have picked up. Make a pact to stick to your resolutions. +++++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Stick close to home and protect what you have worked so hard to acquire. Problems with indulgence and financial concerns should be looked at and a strategy set into motion. Take control and make budget cuts and personal adjustments. ++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Share quality time with someone you love and respect. The plans you make will set a pattern for the year, allow-ing you to overcome any difficulties you face in order to reach personal goals you share. Make love a priority. ++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It’s time to get the ball rolling. Make the changes at home that will help you reach your goals emotionally, finan-cially and professionally. Don’t let uncertainty slow you down when discipline and persistence are all that’s required. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Set your own standard and refuse to let anyone or anything upset you. Distance your-self from those you do not agree with. Protect what you have and what you want. Re-evaluate, make adjustments and prepare to move onward and upward. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): The lifestyle changes you’ve been considering can now be put into play. Finding a new source of income and investing in your skills, talents and knowledge will help you gain confidence and a position that allows you to excel. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Your attitude and desire to give back will put you in a stellar position. What you con-tribute will ensure that you are given top priority when it comes to favors or help to get what you want. Care, share and prosper. ++++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Today is our opportunity to make a fresh start Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014 4B


Classified Department: 755-5440LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDWEDNES D AY, JANUARY1, 20145B 020Lost & Found FOUND 2 small dogs. Near 100A& CR 252. Identify. 904-501-8899 100Job Opportunities05542624Admissions & Marketing Asst. RN Supervisors Day & Night Shift 180 bed skilled and rehab facility is looking for dynamic, positive and experienced candidates with related work experiences. One to two years experience in a long term and rehab SNF, familiar with regulatory, payor source requirements, demonstrate effective customer focused communications, high morale, leadership qualities and self directed. Contact: Suwannee Health Care Center – Staff Development Office 1620 Helvenston Street, Live Oak, FL32064, Tel 386-362-7860 05542606EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIACOUNTY Columbia County is accepting applications for 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee Position is responsible for call taking and dispatching for law enforcement, fire, and medical emergency calls, as well as certain non-emergency functions. Minimum requirements: At least 18 years old, possess high school diploma/GED, at least one year continuous wor experience in a busy and/or high stress environment. Successful applicant must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen, criminal history check to satisfy FLDept of Law Enforcement standards for NCIC/FCIC operators and additional pre employment testing as required. Salary $10.02 hourly,. Excellent benefits. Applications available at Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando Ave, Suite 203, Lake City, FLor (386) 719-2025, TDD (386)758-2139. Deadline for applications Open Until Filled An AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer. 100Job Opportunities05542564ASSOCIATE DIRECTOROF FINANCIALAID Position # P99973 Works with the Director of Financial Aid managing the daily operations of the department. Oversees tracking of clock hour programs. Coordinates the functions and reports of students in State Scholarships and Grant programs, processes the return of Title IVfunds in an accurate and timely manner. Coordinates the Financial Aid Appeals Committee meetings and serves as moderator. Assists in the preparation of reports. Assumes Director of Financial Aid’s duties in the Director’s absence. Handles special projects as assigned. Serves on campus committees. Requires Bachelor’s Degree plus two (2) years’experience working in an office dealing with detailed records and customer service. Knowledge of complex computer data entry. Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel software. Ability to delegate or seek assistance as necessary. Ability to work well with staff and students. Ability to handle multiple priorities with minimum supervision and to work with confidential information. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to supervise other employees. SALARY: $39,375 annually plus benefits DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 1/29/14 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available at: www Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment 100Job Opportunities05542565STAFFASSISTANTI PART-TIME, 25 Hours perWeek Position #: OP9956 Answer phone calls, make appointments, assist students and staff, help manage a busy Advising Office. Prepare reports as needed and provide clerical support for the Director. Requires a High School diploma or its equivalent plus two years clerical experience. Additional education may be substituted on a year for year basis for required experience in related area. Special consideration will be given to applicants with an Associate’s Degree or Certificate in a related area. Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, computer skills. Knowledge of MS Excel preferred. Salary: $ 10.19 perhour Application Deadline: 1/13/14 Persons interested should provide College employment application. Position details and applications available on web at: www Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City Fl 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment 100Job Opportunities05542571BENEFITS AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SPECIALIST Position # C99870 Responsible for carrying out highly technical duties involved in the administration of all benefits programs and risk management activities (COBRA, retirement, FMLA, Worker’s Compensation, etc.), under the direction of the Executive Director of Human Resources. Duties include counseling faculty, staff, and retirees on fringe benefits and/or retirement, maintaining personnel records, and compiling personnel reports. Requires Associate’s Degree in business administration or related area plus two years’ experience with insurance or benefits administration, or High School graduate plus six years insurance or benefits administration experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Human Resources experience preferred. Proficient in Word and Excel. Knowledge of processing and record keeping requirements for compensation/ overtime, leave, and personnel files. Knowledge of and/or ability to interpret State Retirement rules and regulations. Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form. Ability to maintain confidentiality. SALARY: $29,831 annually plus benefits DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 1/13/14 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available at: www Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment 240Schools & Education05542377INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499next class1/13/2014• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class1/13/2014• LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 420Wanted to Buy K&H TIMBER We Buy Pine Hardwood & Cypress. Large or small tracts. Call 386-288-6875. Wanted to buy. Will pay cash CivilWar rifles. Contact Jerry 423-512-1430 430Garage Sales 05542676IndoorMoving Sale 967 SE Putnam St. Fri & Sat 8-? Rain or shine. Everything must go. 200 piece of framed art & Furniture galore 206 SE Pittman Ct Jan 4th 8am-4pm S on 41 to Watermelon Park, Left on Myrtis, Left on Pittman. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous BLUE LIVING room chair $40 OBO 386-292-3927 440Miscellaneous MAYTAG GAS range, white, works great. $200 OBO Christmas Special 386-292-3927 RARE FIND male Chihuahua mix fawn w/black nose, real sweetie about 8 pounds. $185 OBO 386-292-3927 WHIRLPOOLWASHER and dryer, white, looks and runs great, $265 386-292-3927 520Boats forSale 16 FOOT Madriver canoe 2 chair seats, excellent condition, 2 life vests, 1 new paddle. $475 OBO 386-344-4898 630Mobile Homes forRent3bd/2ba Clean & quiet. Branford Area $550 + Sec. Country Setting. 386-590-0642 or 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent2BR/1BAAPT. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 2BR/2BADUPLEX w/garage $700mth Plus Deposit Call 755-6867 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent3BR/2BA, CH/AIR, All appliances $825/mo, 1st+last+sec. 560 SE Saint Johns St., LC FL32055 386-697-8893 or 305-962-2666 HOUSE FOR Rent or Sale, Beautiful Blackberry Farms Subdivision on 2.5 acres, 3br/2.5ba, 2 car garage attached workshop and much more. $1,700/mo. For more info please call 954-464-0173 nr 5 a week days Lake City ReporterREPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.comREPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.comREPORTER Classifieds In Print and On


6B LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIED WEDNESDAY, JANUARY1, 2014 Classified Department: 755-5440 Adoption UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? AdoptionA brave & sel ess choice. Medical, living & counseling expenses paid. Choose the loving & nancially secure family. Compassionate Atty. Lauren Feingold 24/7 866-633-0397 #0958107 A childless, young, successful woman seeks to adopt. Will be HANDS-ON Mom! Financial security. Expenses paid. Visit: call Jodi 1800-718-5516 or text 609-770-1255. Adam Sklar #0150789 Help Wanted DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Quali ed drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / EOE W eek of December 30, 2013 Yo u Dream It....We Make It Happen! 3076 95th Drive Live Oak, FL 32060 386-209-2798 Contact Michelle Goddard 386-961-0244 386-984-7134 !!FIRST MONTH FREE!! 4 Complexes (1 with large pool, 2 with free water) Close to EVERYTHING! 24 Hour Emergency 1 and 2 Bedroom & Studio $400-$575/mo. *AVAILABLE NOW* DEBORAH MYLES BROKER 386-719-1224 Each office independently owned and operated New Construction and Re ady for new owner... Beautiful new home in Woodborough S/D. 3 Br./2 B, 2284 heated sq. ft. Features tray ceilings in Great room, dining room and Master bedroom. Bathrooms have marble counter tops. Beautiful fireplace trimmed in marble. So many upgrades. Finished bonus room above the garage, could be 4th bedroom. MLS 84478 $299,500 750 Business & Office Rentals OAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office A vailable 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805 Lots forSale 1/4 ACRE, new well, septic and power, paved rd, owner fin, no down pymt, $24,900, ($256 month) 352-215-1018 Nice 6.65 acre tract of vacant land. W ell, septic & power pole. Ready for your site built or MH. $44,000 MLS85624 Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810 Home forSale 2br/2ba mfg home on paved road w/1,216 SqFt, new roof in 2003, fp plus self-contained 35camper for guests. $69,900 MLS85206 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 3br/2ba In Colubmia County. Large master suite w/glamour bath & split floor plan. on 1/2 acre $174,900 MLS83469 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 3br/2ba on 1 acre! On a beautifully landscaped yard. Lg Master complete w/garden tub. Lg open kit w/lots of cabinets. $137,500 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 Home on over 2 acres! 3br/3ba, 2 FP, unique master suite. 12x14 concrete shet, rv hookup. Jackie T aylor& Associates MLS86793 Sabrina Suggs (386) 854-0686 LG 4br/2ba DWMH on 4.95 acres. FP, lg rooms w/walk-in-closets, master bath w/garden tub, open kit w/lots of cabinet space. $94,995 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 Located in Live Oak 3br/2ba DWMH on 1 acre. New carpet, lg rooms, open kit w/island, spacious master w/garden tub. $64,995 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 STARTOUTor retire in this immaculate, fully furnished home for only $51,000 Nate Sweat (386)628-1552 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#82545 SPACIOUS 4BR/2BAbrick home on 3.28 acres, pool, detached garage and pole barn! $169,000 Janet Creel (386) 719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#83668 LOCATION! Great 3BR home overlooking Lake Isabella, new windows, doors & carpet $69,900 Debbie King (386)365-3886 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#84387 GORGEOUS and immactulate 3BR/2BAhome on 5 acres, must see! $124,990 Anite Toneti (386)697-3780 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85544 Spacious 4br,split floor plan w/sep living rm & fam rm. Fenced backyard for privacy & above ground pool MLS81472 $237,000 Missy Zucher 623-0237 Remax Rustic cypress log cabin 2br/1ba w/solar panels. Wood stove & gas range. 18 acres fenced. MLS81761 $94,999 Remax Professionals Jo Lytte 365-2821 Cypress Landing! 3br/2ba w/split floor plan, large kitchen, great room & dining area overlooking lanai $119,000 MLS81996 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Nice mini farm on 2 ac. fenced & cross fencd w/water for livestock. 2br/2ba, all appliances new. $45,000 Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473 MLS82569 Riverfront: 114ft, 2/2, 1.156sq ft, completely furnished, shop/ storage, deck at river. $150,000 MLS83114 Glenda McCall 208-5244 Poole Realty Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Brick home. Formal LR, Lg fam room w/brick FP. 2 storage bldgs. Screened porch. $135,000 MLS 83143 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 3BR/2BARanch. Can be purchased w/adjoining lot! $136,000. Adjoining lot is $10,000 Sabrina Suggs (386) 854-0686 Jackie T aylor& Associates MLS83172 Features volume ceilings, master suite w/private den/study, gorgeous pool and game room, lg center island MLS83450 $499,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax Great location! Off Paved road in desirable community. 3br/3ba, sep fam rm, Florida rm, wookshop & detached garage. MLS83598 Missy Zucker 623-0237 Remax Country living close to town: beautiful well maintained home & manicured grounds. 3/2 $159,000 MLS83604 Sherrel McCall 688-7563 Poole Realty Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Near Santa Fe River.Well maintained manufactured home on 1.8 acres. $64,900 MLS84076 Sherry Ratliff 365-8414 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Super package. Modular home on 1 acre lot. 3br/2ba. Front porch & back deck. $69,900 MLS84092 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 810 Home forSale Beautiful home, pool, tile, carpet & hickory flooring, FPwith gas insert, granite in baths. $225,000 FPw/gas insert MLS84384 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Centry 21-Darby Rogers Custom built. Open floor plan w/oversized custom island kit. Master suite has lg sitting area. $199,900 MLS 84561 HeatherCraig 466-9223 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty W ell kept 3br/2br. Vaulted ceiling great rm leads to FLrm. $124,900 MLS 84613 Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Home on 5 acres. 4br/2ba split floor plan. Lg back porch leads right to pool. $229,900 MLS84651 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Century 21-Darby Rogers Price Reduced! Recently remodeled trilevel home, lg open kitchen w/lots of cabinets. $199,000 MLS84683 HeatherCraig 466-9223 3/2.5 brick home. FP, vaulted ceilings & beautifully landscaped yard w/3 outbuildings. 24x34 metal bldg. $219,000 MLS84695 Irvin Dees 208-4276 Poole Realty Retirement living 55+ 2br/2ba, open kit w/bar & dining room, lg br, office /craft w/lots of windows $80,000 MLS84702 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 3br/2ba in Union County on 1.3+/acres! Upgrades incl gorgeous cabinetry, granite countetops, 10ceilings. $235,000 MLS84716 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 7+/acres! 4br/2.5ba, in Union County. Built in 2001. Very spacious w/many upgrades. Amust see! $289,900 MLS84803 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 2br/1ba on almost a half acre. Quiet & well maintained neighborhood. Gorgeous view. MLS84808 $199,900 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax Quality home. 2.87 acres can be divided for 2nd dewelling. Small cabin on property w/wood burning stove. $137,500 MLS84864 David Mincey 590-0157 Poole Realty Lg Manufactured 4br/2ba, 2040sq ft, covered fr porch, screen back porch, island in kit, laundry off kit. $110,000 MLS84966 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 321 NWSunset Hill Ct offers astonishing panoramic view! 3,629 SqFt brick home on 2 acres w/inground pool $289,500 MLS84978 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 V ery private 4br/2ba country brick on 5 horse ready acres. Fenced & cross fenced. Lg barn/workshop MLS85044 $213,900 Remax Professionals Jo Lytte 365-2521 2br/2ba home, w/upgraded kit cabinets, enclosed sunroom. Master br has 2 closets & shower. 2nd bd has full bath. MLS85066 $70,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Solid Brick 3br/2ba, great room, fam room. Open back patio overlooks private back yard, 1 acre. MLS85098 $185,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Concrete block home in town. LR, fam rm w/wood burning FP. Master br has 1.5 ba $108,900 MLS 85161 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 810 Home forSale W ell maintained custom built, many unique features. Split floor plan, plus more! $349,999 Centry 21 Darby Rogers MLS85308 HeatherCraig 466-9223 2br/1ba in town. Built in 1996 & includes some appliances. Large carport. Ready to be moved into! $89,000 MLS85365 Poole Realty V ern Roberts 688-1940 T ri-River Farms! 3br/2ba beautifully maintained mfg home with workshop all on 2.31 acres in Branford area $79,900 MLS85370 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Country Home only minutes from town! 3br/2ba on sq 1-acre lot w/1,709SqFt.Quiet & cozy neighborhood. $128,900 MLS85473 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5100 3B Wood look vinyl in kitchen & dining room. 1 acre fenced. Piece of country just minutes to I-75 $499,000 MLS85528 Jo Lytte 365-2821 Remax Professionals Handyman Special! This beautiful 16 acres is priced to sell! Home needs a little TLC; ONLY $89,900 MLS85598 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Brick 3br/1ba, corner lot, near shopping, parks, schools, screen porch, wooded deck, fenced back yard. $94,000 Denise MilliganBose Realty 397-3313 MLS85637 Beautiful Pool home on 3/4 acre. Lg 4br/2ba almost 2000sf & sits in spectacular & manicured subdivision. $209,000 MLS85657 Remax Missy Zucher 623-0237 Beautiful 3.5 acres surround large Ranch style 3br/3ba in High Point Subdivision. $159,900 MLS85669 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax 820 Farms & Acreage 10 ACRES with w/ss/pp. Owner financed, low down payment Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 20 acres ideal for an ag. investment, in a quiet wooded area located in LC. Contact 904-764-4896 or 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www 830 Commercial Property HOME/OFFICE Building in town with 1,564 sq. ft., very nice! Only $95,000 (386) 719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85234 Beauty Parlor, great office location! With purchase of adjoining lot $165,000 Sabrina Suggs (386)854-0686 MLS85381 Jackie T aylor& Associates 860 Investment Property LOADED Hunting camp on 89 acres with everything (call for list) you need! $299,000 Rob Edwards (386)965-0763 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85131 Buy your own private fresh water spring on the Sante Fe River. 4,500ft of water frontage & 561 acres. MLS83354 W illiam Golightly 590-6681 Poole Realty ADVERTISE YOUR Job Opportunities in the Lake City Reporter Classifieds. Enhance Your Ad with Y our Individual Logo For just pennies a day. Call today, 755-5440. P u b l i s h e d M o n t h l y b y t h e Lake City Reporter