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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY N EWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1A HEALTH FAIR Workout routines, healthy recipes given at fair, 2A. CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 05 TODAY’S WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4ADaily Briefing . . . . . . 2AObituaries . . . . . 5AAdvice & Comics . . 3DPuzzles . . . . . . . 3B PAGEANT Baby Miss Olustee winner named, 3A. 70 41 Sunny, 6A CHS kicker pledges allegiance to Air Force. SUNDAYEDITION 1BCommemorating Pioneer families.1DHistory book under reviewRELIGIOUS CONCERNS Olustee: 150th anniversary of battle nears By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comThe festival and re-enactment celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Olustee is shaping up to be one of the largest, most lucrative events in Columbia County’s history. Members of the Blue-Grey Army Inc., the Tourist Development Council and local govern-ment are work-ing together to put the finishing touches on the three-day event that’s expected to draw upwards of 30,000 visi-tors, according to Blue-Grey Army Executive Director and former commanding general Faye Bowling Warren. “I think we’re going to have the largest turnout we’ve ever had,” she said. “We’re expect-ing anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 visitors this year. Probably four or five thousand more BATTLE OF ANNIVERSARY TH By AMANDA A world histo-ry textbook causing con-troversy in several Florida counties over its contents on Muslim civilizations generated local concern after it was discovered in area high schools. Critics say Prentice Hall’s “World History” is too pro-Islam. However, school offi-cials here see the issue as more complex than that, and the district has no imme-diate plans to remove the textbook from classrooms while they review its contents. “Our teachers teach by the standards, which are given to them by the Florida Department of Education,” Stephanie Finnell, school board member, said. “The Florida Department of Education does require a cer-tain amount of Islamic religion to be taught. ... To get a better understanding of the textbook, you would have to read it from front to back. I know that Christianity is spread throughout the book.”Making headlinesThe Florida edi-tion of the textbook circled the news when the Palm Beach School District, prompted by Citizens For National Security, asked the publisher to alter a number of passages to remove an alleged bias toward the Muslim faith. The controversy also surfaced in Ocala late last year, when the chairman of the Marion County Republican Party told the school board there the section on Islam was an attempt at “propagation” of the religion, according to press reports. Out of the 34 chapters, one, “Muslim Civilizations,” is focused entirely on Islam. For the most part, according to concerned local Gerald Murphy, the book hardly mentions Christianity and doesn’t touch on many other religions. “We should have the best textbooks that aren’t biased or slanted in any way,” he said. “I don’t think a Muslim could read this textbook and say it isn’t biased. Where are Buddhism and Hinduism?” School superintendent Terry Huddleston plans to forward the concerns raised by Murphy to Columbia High School and Fort This high school history textbook has raised concerns in several Florida counties.The News Service of FloridaContending that school districts have a “constitu-tional duty to decide what materials best suit their classrooms,” a Senate Republican filed a bill (HB 864) Wednesday that would revamp the way textbooks and other materials are approved in Florida. Bill sponsor Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, said the bill would eliminate the state-wide adoption of textbooks and other materials and give the responsibility to school districts. Also, the proposal would set up a process for local commit-tees to review and recom-mend materials to school boards and also would cre-ate an appeals process for the public. “Local school districts, not the state or federal government, are the most qualified to determine what textbooks are appropriate for Florida’s classrooms,’’ Hays said in a prepared statement.School districts could get final say on textbooks COURTESYJennifer Pharr Davis has hiked more than 11,000 miles on six different continents. She currently holds the world record for the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.APPALACHIAN HIKERCounty defends football investmentBy STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comThe county defended its decision to invest $142,000 and in-kind services in Columbia High School’s foot-ball field renovations, citing it as a step toward developing a high quality sports facility that could be used to boost sports tourism here. In turn, the school district agreed to use its assets and manpower to maintain the field renovations for around $45,000 annually, a cost esti-mated by county staff. Operations Manager Kevin Kirby gave a report to the board of county commission-ers Thursday about the dete-rioration of the field at Tiger Stadium, citing issues with irrigation, inconsistent topog-raphy, grass degradation and pH imbalances. In response, the county commis-sion agreed to pay $142,000 and pro-vide in-kind services (county manpower) to renovate the field and purchase new equipment for future field maintenance. “What drove this project was an effort—and it’s still an ongoing effort—to place a rubberized track at Tiger Stadium,” County Manager Dale Williams said Friday. “The purpose of that would be to allow for state meets, regional events, tournaments, etc,” and said that renovating the field would be a neces-sary step to laying down new track. Some questioned why the Record holder to speak at libraryBy STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comA world record-holding endurance hiker will stop by the Columbia County Public Library Monday evening to discuss the lessons she’s learned trekking the world’s longest trails. Jennifer Pharr Davis holds the world record for the fastest overall thru-hike, male or female, of the Appalachian Trail, averaging 46.9 miles a day to complete the 2,181 mile trail in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes. The journey inspired her to write “Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph,” a book that chronicles the life lessons she learned during her trek along the trail from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia. “I’ve learned so many lessons through hiking,” Davis said, “A lot to do with simplic-ity and putting in hard work...[the book] is about communication, relationships and heartwarming, funny stories about how my Q GO ONLINE: Check out Davis’s website at ‘A textbook is a tool. Our teachers teach by the standards.’— Supt. of Schools Terry Huddleston TEXTBOOK continued on 5A OLUSTEE continued on 3A HIKER continued on 3A FIELD continued on 3A Dale Williams — from Prentice Hall’sv “World History”


2A 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 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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The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to Submissions Scripture of the Day “I think all the poets and artists have always written for peace and love, and it hasn’t changed much in the last two or three thou sand years. But we hope.” — Maximilian Schell, Austrian-Swiss film actor (1930-2014) “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” — Matthew 5:43-45 Thought for Today Local Habitat group heading to Washington By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comLocal Habitat for Humanity officials have scheduled a trip to the nation’s capital in hopes of getting funding for affordable housing programs here. George Burnham, chairman of the Lake City/Columbia County Habitat for Humanity and his wife, Sheila, are sched-uled to travel to Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-13, along with more than 200 Habitat for Humanity leaders and supporters from around the country, to speak to members of Congress about affordable housing. “I’m looking forward to meeting with our representatives to talk about build-ing affordable housing in the county,” Burnham said. “We want to tell legislators about some of the success stories that we’ve had in Lake City, Columbia County and make them aware of what Habitat is about. We’re going to ask them for some support for affordable housing.” The Lake City/Columbia County Habitat for Humanity affiliate was formed in 2003 and its first house was built in 2005. The group’s sixth home is nearly complete. The Habitat on the Hill legislative conference is an annual event that’s held in February every year where Habitat affiliates from across the nation meet and spend time with the congressmen and senators to lobby them and make them aware of what Habitat is about. “We mainly want to talk to them about our affiliates and share the success that we’re having — even in these difficult times,” Burnham said. “A lot of money that we’ve raised is from private donations. We’re going to go there and do our best to meet with our elected officials and hope-fully bring home some needed funding.” By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comNative American inter-tribal music and chants played on the public address system as program organizers let the “heart” drum warm up before the Sixth Annual VA Flags and Feathers Gathering. The Sixth Annual VA Flags and Feathers Gathering was held at the VA Medical Center Friday from 10 a.m. noon. Dan Holt, special emphasis program manager for Native Indians and Alaska Natives for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, said the gathering is a post-winter tradition to bring people together. It was held behind the VA Medical Center in an area Holt termed “tradi-tional practitioner grounds.” There were photos of three Native American Medal of Honor winners around a table that contained Native American hand drums. The display items also included fans made of feathers that are used in Native American ceremonial dances. “The gathering is held to bring food and greet one another and see who made it through the winter,” Holt said. Attendees rapped on the drum and chanted for close to an hour, and as the end of the ceremony neared, they placed tobacco on the drum head to send prayers to their ancestors during a Ponca prayer song. Holt said there are plans in the near future for a drumming ceremony for patients in rec-reational services care at the VA. The first four VA Flags and Feathers Gatherings were held in Gainesville and the last two in Lake City. Holt said the next Flags and Feathers Gathering will also take place in Lake City at the VA Medical Center in November. VA hosts 6th Flags & Feathers TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterDan Holt, special emphasis program manager for Native In dians and Alaska Natives for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, prepares to strike the heart drum to begin the Sixth Annual VA Flags and Feathers Gathering. The ceremony took place a t the Lake City VA Medical Center from 10 a.m. noon Friday. Native Indians, Alaska Natives honor ancestors in ceremony. Fair offers health tips, gives flu vaccinesBy AMANDA Heart disease runs in April Jefferson’s family. As a result, she decided to learn more about the condi-tion at the Columbia County Recreation Department Health and Wellness Fair Saturday at the Richardson Community Center. The North Florida Medical Center booth provided her the opportunity to check her blood pressure and discuss the results with medical profession-als. The hospital was just one of 22 vendors that participated in the Health and Wellness Fair, which aimed at educating locals about the services offered in the community. When the Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox North Advisory Board organized five years ago, they established several initiatives the community should have to improve the quality of life — education, health, recreation and community awareness. “For a population that may not normally take advantage of services offered in the commu-nity, this will be an encourage-ment to them to seek health services,” said advisory board member Linard Johnson. “We’re trying to increase awareness for this annual event. People ought to come. We want them to come.” While the event occurs as part of Black History Month, Johnson said the event caters to all members of the commu-nity. It offers them a chance to learn more about heart heath, HIV awareness, domestic vio-lence and tobacco cessation programs. Hospice of Nature Coast, the Walmart Eye Center, Columbia County UF Extension, Another Way, Academy of Martial Arts, Life South, Columbia County Senior Services, Florida Gateway College and the Columbia County Health Department. The Health Department distributed free flu shots, handing out at least five shots during the course of the event. Normally, the shots cost $20. “It’s more cost effective to get the vaccine than to end up sick and having to pay for medi-cine, doctor’s visits and hospi-tal stays,” said health depart-ment Registered Nurse Diana Simon. North Florida Medical Center focuses its efforts on bringing awareness to individu-als, like Jefferson, on how they can improve their heart. The hospital offered tips on healthy meals, heart attack symptoms and more. With February being heart health month, the fair falls at the perfect time. “Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in America today,” said Mary Ann Beck, an education coordinator with LCMC. “In the beginning moments of a heart attack, time is muscle. Seconds matter. So knowing what to look for when it’s happening will help you to know when to get help.” The Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, which covers 12 counties in the North Central Florida area, focused on educating the fair partici-pants about the consequences of smoking. The organization offers classes to help smok-ers finally throw out their ciga-rettes. Eleven-year-old Jordyn Johnson learned he should never smoke. His friend, Dionne Leslie sported a “I am tobacco free” sticker on his plaid shirt. According to Duane Gildea, SRAHEC tobacco program sup-port, Columbia County ranked 10th highest in terms of tobacco use out of Florida’s 67 counties in 2010. “There’s really no easier way to change a society than to help people quit smoking,” Gildea said, adding the loss to soci-ety sits at approximately $43 a pack. “There is no excuse anymore for people to smoke because the help is free.” Photos by AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City Reporter ABOVE: Five-year-old Brayla Williams danced along with Zumba instructor April Green at the Columbia County Recreation Department Health and Wellness Fair at the Richardson Community Center. RIGHT: D’Shawn Brown, 8, had his blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) checked Saturday at the Columbia County Recreation Department Health and Wellness Fair at the Richardson Community Center. DAILY BRIEFING Five injured in five-vehicle crash on I-75 By AMANDA A five-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 Friday left five people injured, including two from Lake City. According to the Florida Highway Patrol media release, Daniel Skyes Jr., of Lake City, was traveling north in the outside lane when he struck the rear of a Nissan Maxima with his car. The Nissan, driven by Tanglor Ballard of Tampa, started to spin out of control. Patricia Rennie, of Shalimar, crashed the front left side of her Toyota Pruis into the spinning Nissan, which then slid into the inside lane. The Nissan was then struck in the rear with the front of a 2000 Dodge Dakota. Marquita Cheney, of Lake City, was driving the Dakota at the time of the accident. Her passenger, 17-year-old Kaila Cheney, of Lake City, was seriously injured. Both Marquita and Kaila Cheney were wearing their seatbelt. The impact pushed the Nissan back into the middle lane where it was hit by a tractor trailer. Finally, it came to a rest facing northwest. According to the press release, Ballard was wearing her seatbelt at the time and suffered minor injuries. Two of her passengers received minor injuries and one, a 4-year-old boy, was seriously injured in the crash. Bernard Williams, 4, of Tampa, was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, FHP said. Brittany Guedesse and Jamarie Bradford, passengers of Ballard, received minor injuries. They were both wearing their seatbelts. Skyes and Rennie, who were wearing their seatbelts, were not injured in the crash.


husband helped me grow and encouraged me along the way.” Tradition has it that hikers on the trail develop “trail names” to reflect a newly acquired sense of identity. Davis’s trail name?“Odyssa,” she said. “It’s a spin-off of Odysseus and ‘The Odyssey,’” the classic Greek tale of a man’s ardu-ous 10-year journey home following the Trojan War. According to her website,, Davis has hiked more than 11,000 miles on trails around the world to destinations such as the Kilimanharo Summit in Africa, the Machu Picchu ruins and Cotahuasi Canyon in Peru, the Spanish Pyrenees and the Laugavegurinn in Iceland—the last two destinations representing roughly 600 miles hiked during her last two trimes-ters of pregnancy. As far as her visit Monday is concerned, she believes there’ll be something for everyone. “The Appalachian Trail is such an awesome meta-phor for life,” she said. “You can be a hardcore hiker or not a hiker at all. It can teach you about overcom-ing obstacles and working hard. 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Marion Avenue(386) 719-8887 The Spa on MarionThe Spa on Marion county decided to con-tribute its own funds to school property if the school district already has its own revenue source. “Would the county have preferred [the school district] to pay that? That’s an obvious yes,” Dale Williams said. “But the school system made it clear that they weren’t financially able. The way it was viewed by supporters was, it’s a public asset.” Likewise, Commissioner Ron Williams argued during Thursday’s meeting that a stadium suited for such events would get “heads in beds” and significantly boost sports tourism if the county had a location to hold large-scale youth athletic events such as track and field, soccer, football and more. According to Kirby, the first phase of renovations includes removing irriga-tion, stripping existing sod from the field, estab-lishing a solid layer of top soil appropriate for athlet-ic activities, grading the field, reinstalling the irri-gation system and install-ing sod—a to-do list that will total roughly $79,000, not including previously budgeting costs for labor provided by the county. Kirby told commissioners the county was origi-nally slated to maintain the field for an additional $45,000 annually, but that Superintendent Terry Huddleston confirmed the school board has the staff and resources to cover it themselves. The renovated field would also require new equipment for mainte-nance. Kirby recommend-ed the board approve the purchase of a mower, aerator, top dresser and fertilizer spreader for a total one-time purchase of $63,000. He said the school district had some of the neces-sary equipment, but added the equipment “is over 20 years old and is not being used. One can only assume that it is not being used because major repairs are needed and would need to be replaced,” according to a Jan. 28 memo to Dale Williams. Kirby said he hoped to have the work com-pleted by April 1 in time for graduation. CHS Football Coach Brian Allen said the turf had been around since at least the mid-1990s when he played for CHS, and expressed gratitude toward all those involved in the decision to make the renovations possible. “Over the years, the wear and tear, the differ-ent groups that partici-pated on it—soccer, foot-ball, middle schools—it’s been beat up pretty good,” Allen said. “There’s some irrigation issues, issues with the weeds and the grass. It just isn’t a resem-blance of the type of pro-gram that’s been here for over 100 years.” than the past years.” TDC Executive Director Harvey Campbell said Columbia County aver-ages about $3 million in direct consumer spending during Olustee festival weekends, but believes the 150th anniversary will draw in even more busi-ness. “The Florida Park Services say that on 150th, just because the nature of the anniversary, they typi-cally draw about 50 per-cent more than normal,” Campbell said in reference to sesquicentennial celebra-tions of other Civil War bat-tles in recent years. He said he wouldn’t be surprised if the total economic impact totaled over $4.5 million. TDC member and local hotelier Nick Patel described the Olustee fes-tival and re-enactment as extremely busy times for the local hospitality indus-try. “The majority of my [five] hotels will sell out or have around 90 percent occupancy,” Patel said, pro-jecting revenue in the “hun-dreds of thousands” spread over approximately 1,000 booked room nights. The festivities will begin Thursday evening with a production of the play “Our Leading Lady,” chronicling the tale of Laura Keene, an actress who was perform-ing for President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater the night he was assassinated. The production will be put on by thespians from the local Alligator Community Theater group at 7 p.m. Thursday in the School Board Administrative Complex Auditorium. Friday’s Olustee events will begin with a 9 a.m. Civil War memorial ser-vice at Oaklawn Cemetery, where more than 100 Civil War soldiers are buried. “We have a speaker, Keith Kohl, an author of several books about the Civil War, who will be there,” Warren said. The timeline includes:•The festival itself will take place 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Olustee Park both Friday and Saturday, and will feature arts, crafts, collectibles, food booths and more. A special open-ing ceremony will take place at noon in Olustee Park on Friday, as well. •At 5 p.m. Friday, residents will be treated to a re-enactment of the naval engagement between the Monitor and Merrimac ironclads on Lake DeSoto. •Saturday at 7 a.m., there will be a 5K run through downtown Lake City, followed by the Blue-Grey One Mile Fun Run around Lake DeSoto at 8:30 a.m. •Shortly after, the Olustee Battle Festival Parade will take place downtown at 10:30 a.m., and will feature a majority of the former command-ing generals throughout the decades of Olustee re-enactments, Warren said. •A series of special events at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park will fill Saturday after-noon, including a medical demonstration at 1 p.m., a Civil War-period music concert at 2:30 p.m. and the annual Mini-Battle at 3:30 p.m. •Local citizens will put on their dancing shoes and go to the Blue-Grey Army Square Dance at the Rountree-Moore Toyota Showroom starting at 7:45 p.m. •There will be an opportunity to experience Civil War period church ser-vices at authentic re-enact-ment camps at the Olustee Battlefield starting at 10:00 a.m. Sunday. •The grand finale, the 38th Annual Olustee Battle Re-enactment, will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Olustee Battlefield. Andrea Thomas, Park Services Specialist with the Florida Park Service, said park officials are expect-ing more than 2,500 re-enactors, both as civilians and soldiers, for activities at the park. Since the original reenactments and festivals in the 1970s, Warren said she was impressed with the growth over the past few decades. “It’s gotten to be so well-known,” she said. “It’s the largest re-enact-ment in the Southeast and it’s known as that. I hear from people all over the state, they say ‘you’re from Lake City where they have the Olustee Festival.’ It’s so good to hear that. It’s grown in a wholesome manner and it’s a respected event that I hope people will always continue to do.” FIELDContinued From 1A HIKERContinued From 1A OLUSTEEContinued From 1A STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City ReporterComing up: National FFA week Commissioners Scarlet Frisina and Ron Williams, dresse d in Civil War attire for the upcoming Battle of Olustee Festiv al and Re-enactment, present a proclamation declaring the week of Feb. 15 to Feb. 22 as National FFA Organization Week to local student members from the Columbia and Fort White High School chapters of the Columbia County Farm Bureau Future Farmers of America Leadership Academy. From left: Katlyn Vasquez, Frisina, Jesika Sheffield, Braxton Treverrow, Wyatt Kesead, Lydia Ballance, Leta English, Jos h Compton and Williams. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 3A AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City ReporterBaby Miss OlusteeGemma Kate McKenzie, 8 months, took home the title of Baby Miss Olustee during the 2014 Olustee Festival Pagea nt Saturday. She was carried by her mother, Kristina McKenz ie. See Tuesday’s Reporter for pageant results in all divis ions.


E nvironmentalists have made the Keystone XL Pipeline project a lit-mus test for President Barack Obama and anyone else with an opinion on climate change. Approve this dirty project, they argue, and you can’t possibly be with us. The Keystone XL is a sym-bol, they say. But here’s the thing: Obama has to deal with the world as it is, not the world that he or his supporters in the green movement desire. The president should approve the pipeline. Doing so is not incon-sistent with his values or his desire to reduce carbon emissions as long as his administration continues to aggressively push for alternative energy. The long march toward a decision on the Keystone project took a big step forward last week after a State Department report concluded that the pipeline would not sub-stantially worsen carbon pollution. The rationale: Oil in the Alberta, Canada, tar sands will be extracted whether the pipeline is built or not. It’s only a matter of how it is transported. If it is not moved by pipeline, then it will be moved by rail, which may well be more dan-gerous. The United States needs to move deliberately toward alternative sources of energy, and the federal government must take the lead by supporting emerging technologies and providing dollars for research. But the U.S. and the world remain oil dependent. While that must change, such massive shifts in energy mix take time. In the mean-time, the world benefits from oil produced by friendly, democratic nations such as Canada, which reduces its dependence on unstable regimes in the Middle East. The pipeline would carry 830,000 bar-rels of oil a day from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Because this is a transnational project, Secretary of State John Kerry is next in line to decide. He will make a recommendation to Obama. But in the end, this is Obama’s call. Provided Obama is convinced that the pipeline can be built and operated safely, there is no reason to say no. And there are reasons to say yes. The pipeline project would strengthen relations with Canada, and it would create nearly 2,000 construction jobs in Kansas, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota. It also creates about 50 full-time jobs in the U.S. once in operation. The pipeline has become an important political symbol for oppo-nents, but the State Department report makes clear that its actual impact on the environment is very limited. The report concludes that while the process for extracting the oil from the tar sands produces about 17 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than traditional oil, that oil will come to market in any case. “At the end of the day, there’s a consensus among most energy experts that the oil will get shipped to market no matter what,” Robert McNally, an energy consultant who was a senior energy and economic adviser to President George W. Bush, told The New York Times. “It’s less important than I think it was perceived to be a year ago, both politically and on oil markets.” We agree. Of much greater consequence is another decision on cli-mate change that Obama is expect-ed to make soon. He is moving ahead with a set of Environmental Protection Agency regulations that could freeze construction of new coal-fired power plants and close others. While he needs to consider the potential economic impact of such a decision on an industrial state such as Wisconsin, we gener-ally support tougher regulation of the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the country. The Keystone XL Pipeline may be a powerful symbol for environ-mentalists, but other decisions likely will have far greater impact. Obama has to deal with reality – and reality in an oil-dependent world says approve the pipeline. I f you haven’t already this morning, I hope you will enjoy our Battle of Olustee 150th Anniversary magazine that is included in your Sunday Lake City Reporter. Editor Robert Bridges and our news staff did a very nice job com-piling a historical look at Florida’s largest Civil War battle that took place east of Lake City. Thanks to our advertising clients for making the project possible. We wanted to provide a few interesting side stories in addition to the re-telling of the battle scenario of Confederate forces defending Lake City and Tallahassee against advancing Union troops. We located these stories in a few old manuscripts, old letters and some published historical work about Columbia County. What we re-tell here, we attribute to the source. We tried to be very mind-ful of the fact that some of the language used in the 1860s is not appropriate today and, where pos-sible, we made the effort to tone down the quotations. If anyone still finds offense in the stories, please allow me to apologize in advance. Our intent was to recount the history of Lake City and Columbia County during the time of the Civil War leading up to the Battle of Olustee. We tried to do this accu-rately, while at the same time avoid-ing making anyone feel uncomfort-able. I hope you find our magazine interesting. Do you know some of these stories? Noted local re-enactor Keith Kohl also is a Civil War movie actor. Coffee was such an important commodity at the time of Olustee, some of the new repeating rifles being used by Federal troops included a coffee grinder in the stock. Several creepy accounts raise the question: Is the battlefield haunted? Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians and Lutherans all had thriving congregations here in the 1860s, just as they do today. Most people visited Lake City via railroad. A British report in 1854 examined the taverns of Lake City and described the saloon scene toward travelers as “a disgrace to Florida.” Most property owners in 1860 paid $10 or less total in property taxes. The largest taxes were excise taxes paid by saloon keepers and whiskey merchants, who paid “sin taxes” for providing the vice. As a state, Florida seceded from the Union in 1861 by a 62-7 vote. Green Hunter and J.T. Wright were Columbia County’s representatives in Tallahassee. Read the story of how they voted. Enjoy Olustee week. The festival surrounding the 150th anniversary of the battle surely will bring an abundance of visitors to our com-munity, many for the first time. Let’s enjoy their presence and wel-come them to Lake City. OPINION Sunday, February 9, 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. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: news@lakecityreporter.comPreserve history at Olustee Olustee magazine gives historical perspective Q The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Obama should approve Keystone XL Pipeline Here we are, 150 years after the Battle of Olustee, and now the fight turns to whether a Union monument should be placed on the sacred ground east of Lake City. Opinions are divided. Politicians with no ties to the area sound off as experts. Some can’t see a workable solution. Most elected officials look for cover and hide behind their silence. We think it’s time for a sensible solution regardin g a proposed monument to Union soldiers who fought in the battle. The men in blue at the Battle of Olustee are commonly referred to as “Union” soldiers, but that jus t means they were members of the U.S. Army. As such, they deserve respect. To deny them their due at the place they fought and died is, simply put, unpatrio tic. If the descendants of these men wish to erect a mon ument in honor of Union soldiers, they should be giv en leave to do so. The only question that remains is where, and it is important that state park officials get this right. In our view, the original Olustee Battlefield Histo ric State Park — a tiny, three-acre tract that is in it self something of an historical artifact — ought not be disturbed. This small plot, which eventually became Florida’s first state park, was property of the United Daught ers of the Confederacy, which deeded it to the state af ter erecting the Olustee Battlefield Memorial there in 1912. Other monuments have since been added, but none bears a date later than 1936. Through the decades, this small but hallowed space has taken on a nature and character all its o wn. It should remain untouched in perpetuity. The site should not be altered by the addition of any other monument or changes to the landscape. As for the Union monument, it can be placed in close proximity on federal land. The state park its elf is carved out of the Osceola National Forest, a 688-ac re parcel of which the federal government has given th e state authority to manage for purposes of maintaini ng the battlefield and its environs. It’s a political boundary unnoticed by most visitors who stroll through t he quiet park and never stop to think whether they are on “state” property or “federal” forestry land. The Union monument should be easily accessible and in clear view of the original park. It should enhan ce the park’s historical setting and not disturb anything now in place. Some say one of the many factors that led to the Civil War was failure to use good judgment and com-promise – find middle ground on which reasonable men and women could stand together in defense of a shared culture. This remains an important lesson fo r us, some 150 years later. In 1864, men in gray defended their land, their Florida. Men in blue followed orders and marched west with a purpose from Jacksonville toward Lake City. A total of 2,807 troops shed blood at Olustee, many giving their lives for their cause. This must be respected and remembered, so that history is accu-rately preserved forever at this peaceful, sacred site. Todd Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter.4AOPINION


White High School. From there, the principals will discuss the issues with their respective social stud-ies teachers. Huddleston believes it is teachers’ responsibility to inform their students of the truth, especially if it contradicts the textbook. “If there are inaccuracies, we make sure our students are aware of them,” he said. “Anybody could pick any little part and rationalize it out of context.” State Standards Florida’s Next Generation State Standards actually place equal emphasis on Christianity, Islam and various other religions. Several standards are as follows: • Recognize the importance of Christian mon-asteries and convents as centers of education, charitable and missionary activity, economic produc-tivity and political power; • Explain how Western civilization arose from a synthesis of classical Greco-Roman civilization, Judeo-Christian influence and the cultures of north-ern European peoples pro-moting a cultural unity in Europe; • Compare the major beliefs and principles of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; • Discuss significant people and beliefs associ-ated with Islam. “The standards cover all major cultures and religions,” said CHS prin-cipal Todd Widergren. “Obviously we aren’t as diverse as South Florida, but we are diverse. I think our teachers do a great job of respecting our students. Ironically, our motto this year is: ‘Individually, we may be different, but together we are Columbia.’” Though there are approximately 30 pages dedicated specifically to Islam, Mychelle Albury, a Columbia High School world history teacher, said the rest of the book covers Christianity in great part. European history large-ly follows the Christian religion as it developed, she said. Feudalism, the Reformation and the Age of Exploration are just sev-eral moments in history, and in the textbook, when Christianity plays a major role in daily life. “This is not a comparative religion class. We cover the standards,” Albury said Friday. “The Christian church is throughout the whole book. ... I don’t feel like it’s slanted one way or the other.” For Albury’s class, students compare the major beliefs of each religion, but — because of the vast number of standards — are unable to delve into the nuances of each culture. The class covers history from before the crucifix-ion of Christ to modern day events. ‘Devastating’ content When the school district analyzed the text-book options provided by the state in 2012, both Columbia High School and Fort White High School viewed Prentice Hall’s ver-sion as the best. They were given the opportunity to select from three state-approved books: Prentice Hall’s “World History,” Holt McDougal’s “Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction” and School Education Group’s “World History and Geography.” Reviews from both schools on the Prentice Hall textbook were favor-able. According to the review committee, the textbook displayed com-prehensive content with an appearance that facilitated learning. However, the Boca Raton-based Citizens For National Security felt it contained enough verbiage slanted toward Islam to raise concerns. CFNS sat down with the Palm Beach School District and rep-resentatives from Pearson Prentice Hall, one of the world’s largest publishing houses. CFNS asked Pearson to change the passage “were forced off their lands” to “who abandoned their lands,” in reference to Palestinians who left Israel as a result of past wars. There were 11 other requests made by the orga-nization, such as removing any reference to Palestine as a nation. “There were so many areas that needed atten-tion,” said Dr. William Saxon, chairman of CFNS. “The major issue is not the number of pages dedi-cated to the content. It’s the content itself. ... You could have one page on Islam and 100 pages on Christianity, but if in that one page you berated Christianity and Judaism and enhanced Islam — isn’t that one page more devastating?” The group is concerned by various statements made in the textbook about Islam that CNFS consid-ers inaccurate, such as the role of women in Muslim societies. The book states: “Before Islam, the position of women in Arab society varied. In some communi-ties, women were active in religion, trade or poli-tics. As in most societies at that time, however, most women had limited rights. ... Islam extended rights and protection to women by affirming the spiritual equality of all Muslims.... Although spiritually equal under Islam, men and women had different roles and rights.” The text continues by listing several differences between the cultural and political status of men and women: Women inherited less than men and had a more difficult time getting a divorce. “You can talk your way around these things, but the reality is women are second-rate citizens at best,” Saxon said. “At worst, they aren’t even afforded the simple cus-toms of men.” Jihad: War or Peace? The organization also expresses concern in regard to the book’s defini-tion of “jihad.” According to Prentice Hall, a jihad is usually a personal duty for Muslims, who focus on overcoming immorality within themselves. It may also be interpreted as a holy war to defend Islam and the Muslim commu-nity. “This statement seeks to minimize the violent nature of jihad and the apparent restrictions on the use of jihad,” CFNS stated in a review of the book. “All too often, however, jihad is declared for aggressive warfare.” Tim Moses, a humanities professor at Florida Gateway College, cites the writings of Islam scholar Abou El Fadl to make his point about the distinction of views on jihad between moderate Muslims and radical Muslims. Jihad is a core principle in Islamic theology, mean-ing to strive and to apply oneself, Fadl states in his book. Piety, knowledge, health, beauty, truth, and justice are not possible without jihad. Therefore, cleansing oneself from vanity and pettiness, pur-suing knowledge, curing the ill, feeding the poor, and standing up for truth and justice even at great personal risk are all forms of jihad, he said. In fact, the Quran uses the term to refer to striving to serve the purposes of God on this earth. But most importantly, Fadl said, the Quran does not use “jihad” to refer to warfare or fight-ing. As far as women are concerned, Moses said Islam’s view on females is complicated and there exists a great variation in viewpoints. A ‘tool’ for instruction However, as a result of the CFNS’s concerns, Palm Beach School District delayed ordering the book until an edited version was released by Pearson. The book did not arrive until November 2013, four months into the school year. While Palm Beach was able to wait for a sec-ond printing of the book, Huddleston doesn’t believe this district would have been able to leverage the same deal. Now, they could not afford to purchase a new round of books before the world history textbook reaches its expiration date. According to him, purchas-ing the book for the entire district cost approximately $30,000. The item will probably not come before the board again until fur-ther research has been completed, if it returns before the board at all, Huddleston said. “But a textbook is a tool. Our teachers teach by the standards,” he said. School board member Finnell agrees with Huddleston. According to her, the textbook is simply one method of instruction teachers have at their dis-posal. “Our community is made up of many ethnic groups, and our teachers would not want to offend any students,” she said. School Board Chairman Keith Hudson did not want to comment on the text-book until he had done further research. He said he was unaware the state standards required so much instruction on Islam. Murphy hopes the school district will adopt a different book in the future, but until then is happy with the knowledge that the district plans to alert its teachers of the issues. 5A Want to be a part of the 2014 North Florida Home and Patio Show? The first weekend in March your business can be a part of the 11th Annual Home and Patio Show Each year this event attracts thousands of guests looking to see what your business has to offer. To participate in the 2014 North Florida Home and Patio Show Contact a Rotary Representative at 386-365-6076 ATTENTION BUSINESSES! DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY! $995* AND 159 SW Spencer Court, Lake City, FL O 242 near Casey Jones Campground (386) 243-1607 Email: For more information: Lake City Healing Room Announce the Opening of the Hours: Monday Evening 6-9:00 p.m. (Other times by appointment) 5WEEGGFKPIKP/CTTKCIG Workshop on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Victory Christian Teaching Ministries, Inc. 445 S.W. 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She was the daughter of the late George A.L. and Eliz-abeth Engle Robarts Sr. She was preceded in death by one brother George A.L.Robarts, Jr. she was a member of the United Church of Christ, a kindergarten teacher for twen-W\YH\HDUV6KHHQMR\HGFKLQDSDLQWLQJWUDYHOLQJDQGspending time with her family.0DU\LVVXUYLYHGE\KHUKXVband of sixty-three years of PDUULDJH7KH5HYHUHQG$Bertram Miller Bay Harbors, FL; one daughter Elizabeth Ann Nestler (Peter) Lebanon, NH; one brother William Robarts (Barbara) Lancaster, NH; one grandson Michael H. Nestler, two sister in laws MarthaJean Robarts and Julia Merrill and numerous nieces DQGQHSKHZVDOVRVXUYLYH$VHUYLFHIRU0DU\ZLOOEHKHOGat her home on Sunday February ZLWKDYLVLWDWLRQIURP1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. with DVHUYLFHIROORZLQJ,QWHUPHQWwill take place at a later date.DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of all arrangements 458 South 0DULRQ$YHQXH/DNH&LW\)/32025. Please sign guestbook Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. 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By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comSTARKE — Fort White High’s basketball team climbed close to the top of the district mountain last year. On Saturday the Indians firmly planted a flag. Fort White beat Santa Fe High, 61-53, to win the District 5-4A champion-ship. The tournament was hosted by Bradford High, and Fort White knocked off the Tornadoes in Friday’s semifinal. “We have been chasing it for a while,” senior Chris Cottrell said. “We wanted it for our coach and for our fan base. We wanted to bring it home for the community.” It was the first district championship for Fort White basketball and, like football, the Indians will finally get to host a playoff game. Fort White made the playoffs last year and was 1-1 in road games. It was a workmanlike win for the Indians. The two teams have met four times this year and the players seemed to know the script. Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, February 9, 2014 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS know good foods. know active living.know hearts. We 368 NE Franklin Street | Lake City, FL 32055 | ShandsLakeShore.comursday, February 20, Noon to 1:00 p.m.Holiday Inn & Suites213 SW Commerce Drive, Lake City, FL 32025Featured Speaker:Siva Suyradevara, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist Space is limited. A heart healthy lunch will be pro vided. RSVP at or call 386-292-8120. Women and Heart DiseaseHeart disease can be the result of genetics, behavi or and environment, but there are always ways to lower your risk. Join Dr. Siva Suyradevara as he teaches how to be heart smart. Independent member of the medical staff NEED HAIRCOLOR? •Hi-Lites •Color •Razor Cuts Village Square (behind Applebee’s) 2929 West Hwy 90 Ste. 112 • Lake City 755-0035Come See Aaron INDIANS continued on 2B Fort White hoops beats Santa Fe for District 5-4A title. Call of duty COURTESYColumbia High kicker Brayden Thomas signed a scholar ship to play with the Air Force Academy on Wednesday. Thomas is pictured on an official visit to the Academy. Thomas pledges allegiance to the Air Force AcademyBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comU sually when a football player signs a scholarship, he’s giving a commitment to a school. For Brayden Thomas, it’s a commitment to country. The Columbia High product inked a deal Wednesday to serve in the United States Air Force Academy, which gave a new meaning to National Signing Day. Thomas not only will compete to be the kicker and punter at Air Force, but he will be serving his country in the process. He will do five years of active duty and three years in the Reserve, unless he decides later to stay on full time. Thomas said there was more to the Academy than just the opportunity to play football. He was thinking about the honor and his future being secure after football. Thomas plans to become an aeronautical engineer, something that he said he has had the knack for all of his life. “I’ve always been design inclined, really creative,” Thomas said. “I’m a guy that can still find fun in making a nice Lego set. I’m so intrigued with how things work. I wanted to go into the engineering field and what better place than the Air Force Academy?” Thomas has been on a visit and said that there’s everything a person with his passion would need in order to accomplish this dream. “When I went on my visit in Colorado, I got to see all the tools,” Thomas said. “They took me into wind tunnels and I was about to see how the aerodynamics work. It was my dream.” Thomas stands out from most college players in that he’s not thinking about the next level of the game, but more about the next level of his life. His plans aren’t about the NFL, they’re about what comes after football. “Unlike a lot of colleges, when I graduate, I don’t have to go out and look for a job,” Thomas said. “I go to this prestigious school and then there’s a job waiting on me. Everything is there. I get dental and medical. There’s an allowance for me and benefits. It’s really too good to be true.” Unlike most scholarships, to enroll at the Air Force Academy, Thomas had to be nominated. Although that isn’t official yet, he anticipates receiving his nomination soon from Congressman Ted Yoho. “My grandfather is good friends with Ted Yoho and we’re supposed to be going to lunch soon,” Thomas said. “So technically, I’m THOMAS continued on 6B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High’s Chris Cottrell (15) drives to the basket in the Indians’ 60-56 win over host Bradford High in the District 5-4A tournament semifinal.Champions


Even though Santa Fe handed Fort White one of its two losses this season, the championship game never seemed in doubt. The Raiders led 8-7 midway through the first quar-ter, then Fort White went on an 8-2 run and led 16-11 at the end of the quarter. Qarin Porter scored nine of his game-high 21 points in the first period. The teams played even in the second quarter with Fort White adding one point to its lead at the half, 25-19. The Indians pushed the lead to 10 points 2 12 half minutes into the third quarter. Santa Fe cut it to five points and Fort White coach Isiah Phillips signaled time out at 2:58. The Indians followed with a primer on how to score three points. Porter hit a 3-pointer and Cottrell followed with an old-fash-ioned three-point play. Porter was then fouled behind the line and made all three free throws. Game over. Fort White led 48-38 at the end of the quarter. Santa Fe scored the first three baskets of the fourth quarter, before the Indians answered with nine straight points. The Raiders fouled in the closing minutes and Fort White missed three one-and-ones, but the lead was safe. Melton Sanders scored 17 points and Cottrell scored 13. Paul Perry added six points, while Dre Brown had a basket and Joe Powers hit two free throws. “They knew us and we knew them,” Phillips said. “It came down to who executed better. We played our assignments and the defense took care of us.” Fort White actually had more trouble in its semifinal game. Shaking off 10 days of rust, the Indians trailed the host team by 11 points in the second quarter and 34-27 at the half. Sanders led an 18-10 surge in the third quarter with eight points and Fort White finally took the lead, 45-44. The Indians put the hammer down in the fourth quarter and won 60-56. Sanders finished with 26 points. Cottrell, with 11, and Porter, with 10, also hit double figures. Powers scored eight points, along with a 3-pointer from Perry and a bucket from Brown. Fort White will host Trinity Catholic High on Thursday. Santa Fe travels to The Villages High. SCOREBOARD SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, final round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, final round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. TGC — Champions Tour, Allianz Championship, final round, at Boca Raton HORSE RACING 5 p.m. FS1 — NTRA, Donn Handicap and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, at Hallandale MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Michigan St. at Wisconsin 6 p.m. ESPN2 — UConn at UCFESPNU — Clemson at Syracuse 7 p.m. FS1 — Creighton at St. John’s 8 p.m. ESPNU — Washington at Colorado NBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ABC — New York at Oklahoma City 3:30 p.m. ABC — Chicago at L.A. Lakers RODEO Noon CBS — PBR, LiftMaster Chute Out, at Anaheim, Calif. (same-day tape) SOCCER 2 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, teams TBA (same-day tape) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — Louisville at UConnFS1 — Creighton at DePaul 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Penn St. at Ohio St. 3 p.m. FS1 — Iowa St. at Texas 4 p.m. ESPN2 — Oklahoma St. at Baylor ——— WINTER OLYMPICS (All events taped unless noted as live) NBC 2 p.m. Figure Skating — (Team Event Gold Medal Final: Men’s Free Skate); Women’s Biathlon — 7.5km Sprint Gold Medal Final; Women’s Speedskating — 3000 Gold Medal Final; Men’s Cross-Country — Skiathlon Gold Medal Final 7 p.m. Figure Skating — (Team Event Gold Medal Final: Ladies’ Free Skate, Ice Dancing Free Dance); Men’s Alpine Skiing — Downhill Gold Medal Final; Women’s Snowboarding — Slopestyle Gold Medal Final; Men’s Ski Jumping — Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final 11:35 p.m. Men’s Luge — Singles Gold Medal Final Runs NBCSN 8:30 a.m. Men’s Luge — Singles Competition (LIVE) 10 a.m. Figure Skating — Team Event Gold Medal Final (LIVE) 1 p.m. Men’s Ski Jumping — Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final (LIVE) 5 p.m. Game of the Day: Hockey 3 a.m. Men’s Curling — Germany vs. Canada 5 a.m. Women’s Hockey — United States vs. Switzerland (LIVE) MSNBC 8 a.m. Women’s Hockey Russia vs. Germany (LIVE) ——— Monday BOXING 10 p.m. FS1 — Junior middleweights, Julian Williams (14-0-1) vs. Alex Bunema (31-10-2); welterweights, Errol Spence Jr. (10-0-0) vs. Peter Olouch (12-6-2); welterweights, Fidel Maldonado Jr. (17-2-0) vs. John Nater (13-4-0), at San Antonio MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Maryland at VirginiaESPNU — Iowa St. at West VirginiaFS1 — Providence at Georgetown 9 p.m. ESPN — Kansas at Kansas St.ESPNU — Miami at Florida St. WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — North Carolina at Duke 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Vanderbilt at Tennessee ——— WINTER OLYMPICS NBC 3 p.m. Men’s Speedskating — 500 Gold Medal Final; Men’s Biathlon — 12.5km Pursuit Gold Medal Final 8 p.m. Women’s Alpine Skiing — Super Combined Gold Medal Final; Men’s Freestyle Skiing — Moguls Gold Medal Final; Men’s Short Track — 1500 Gold Medal Final 12:05 a.m. Women’s Short Track — Competition; Women’s Luge — Competition NBCSN 7:30 a.m. Men’s Speedskating — 500 Gold Medal Final (LIVE) 11:15 a.m. Women’s Luge — Competition (LIVE); Women’s Curling — Sweden vs. Britain 5 p.m. Game of the Day: Hockey 3 a.m. Women’s Curling — United States vs. Russia 5 a.m. Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country — Individual Sprint Competition (LIVE) MSNBC 10 a.m. Women’s Hockey — Finland vs. Canada (LIVE) CNBC 5 p.m. Men’s Curling — United States vs. Norway USA 5 a.m. Men’s Curling — United States vs. China (LIVE)BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games New York at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m.Chicago at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m.Indiana at Orlando, 6 p.m.New Orleans at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.Dallas at Boston, 6 p.m.Sacramento at Washington, 6 p.m.Memphis at Cleveland, 6 p.m.Philadelphia at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Denver at Indiana, 7 p.m.New Orleans at Toronto, 7 p.m.San Antonio at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Boston at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Philadelphia at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Games No. 1 Syracuse vs. Clemson, 6 p.m.No. 2 Arizona vs. Oregon State, 7 p.m. No. 9 Michigan State at Wisconsin, 1 p.m. No. 12 Creighton at St. John’s, 7 p.m.No. 22 UConn at UCF, 6 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS INDIANS: Host playoff on Thursday Continued From Page 1B JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Andrew Moemeka shoots the ball over tw o Oakleaf High defenders in district competition. The Tigers fell to Gainesville High, 6 6-65, in the District 2-6A semifinals in Orange Park on Friday.Tigers fall, 66-65, in district semifinalsBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comORANGE PARK — Columbia High’s basketball team lost in heartbreaking fashion in the semifinals of the District 2-6A tourna-ment at Oakleaf High in Orange Park on Friday. After a delay of more than an hour waiting for game officials to arrive, the Tigers came out run-ning and led the entire game until the final minute when Mark McGraw’s shot with 8 seconds remain-ing gave the Hurricanes a 66-65 win. The Tigers were on fire in the first half behind senior Robert Dace. Dace hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the first quarter to give the Tigers an early 8-0 lead, which also includ-ed a basket from Andrew Moemeka. Dace finished the first half with 13 points to give the Tigers a 32-24 lead going into the break. Gainesville owned the second half, however, with Columbia struggling to hold onto the lead. The Tigers went dry from the field and when Gainesville played the foul game late, it allowed the Hurricanes to take the lead with under a minute left in the contest. The Tigers trailed 64-63 with 30 seconds remaining in the game after strug-gling at the free throw line (4-of-16), but Dilan Hall gave Columbia a 65-64 lead with 27 seconds remaining after tipping in a rebound off a missed shot. It was McGraw’s game from there as he converted on the last of his 21 points to give Gainesville the victory. “When you miss that many free throws, I just don’t know what to say,” Jefferson said. “That’s what it came down to this sea-son. It all came down to free throws.” Dace finished with a game high 22 points includ-ing six 3-pointers in the contest. Senior Tre Simmons was the only other Tiger in double digits as he finished with 12 points. Warner wins regionFrom staff reportsColumbia High’ wrestling team filled a spot in almost every weight class at the Region 1-2A tourna-ment at Chiles High. Kaleb Warner was region champion in the 132-pound weight class and will lead a trio of Tigers at the state meet. Dustin Regar was runner-up at 138 pounds and Jake Maguire was third at 145 pounds. Warner scored two pinfalls and a 7-3 win in the semifinal. He won the final on an injury. Both Regar and Maguire were 3-1. Other Columbia results: Austin Chapman, 3-2 at 152 pounds; Josh Lynch, 2-2 at 120; Jordan Nash, 2-2 at 170; Lucas Bradley, 2-2 at 195; Christian Thompson, 1-2 at 182; Brandon Wine, 0-2 at 126; Josh Rodgers, 0-2 at 160; Marcus Zeighler, 0-2 at 285. Cole Horton (106) and Josh Wine (113) did not make weight.Lady Tigers weightliftingKayla Carman earned three team points at the FHSAA Finals girls weight-lifting meet in Kissimmee. Carman placed fourth in the 110-pound weight class with a 140 bench press and 140 clean and jerk for a 280 total. Kallie Horton lifted 100140-240 at 119 pounds and Glendasha Johnson lifted 135-140-275 at 165 pounds. Spruce Creek High won.


Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 3B3BSPORTS BRIEFS GAMES Monday Q Fort White High boys weightlifting vs. Williston High, Oak Hall School, 4 p.m. Tuesday Q Columbia High boys tennis at Fleming Island High, 2 p.m. Q Columbia High softball at Orange Park High, 6:30 p.m. (JV-4:30) Q Fort White High softball at Bradford High, 6 p.m. Q Fort White High baseball vs. Columbia High, 7 p.m. (JV-4:30) Wednesday Q Columbia High girls tennis at Fleming Island High, 2 p.m. Q Columbia High softball at Gainesville High, 7 p.m. (JV-5) Thursday Q Fort White High softball vs. Bronson High, 6 p.m. Q Fort White High boys basketball in region quarterfinal, 7 p.m. Friday Q Columbia High softball at P.K. Yonge School, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High baseball vs. Lafayette High, 7 p.m. (JV-4:30) Q Fort White High baseball at Bradford High, 7 p.m. (JV-4:30) Saturday Q Fort White High baseball vs. Buchholz High, 3 p.m. (JV-1) FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Q-back Club meets Monday The Fort White Quarterback Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday and Feb. 17 in the faculty lounge at the high school. Nomination of officers for 2014 will be at Monday’s meeting with the election at the Feb. 17 meeting. For details, call Margie Kluess at 365-9302. FORT WHITE SOCCER Banquet planned for Feb. 23 The soccer banquet Fort White High varsity and middle school is 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in the middle school cafeteria. Cost for adults is $5 at the door. RSVP to Michelle Glenn at 497-5952, Ext. 251. CHS SOCCER Banquets set for Feb. 28, March 1 Columbia High’s soccer program has awards banquets planned for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 (boys varsity and JV) and March 1 (girls varsity and JV) in the CHS auditorium. Deadline to purchase tickets from girls coach Lindsay McCardle and boys coach Trevor Tyler is Feb. 18. For details, call Tyler at 623-3025. YOUTH BASKETBALL Seventh grade travel team Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox North is sponsoring a seventh grade USSSA/AAU travel basketball team. Boys must be in the seventh grade or below (ages 11-14) and cannot turn 15 before Sept. 1. Tryouts are Tuesday through Thursday at the Richardson Community Center gym. Waiver forms must be signed by a parent or guardian before tryouts. Twelve players will be selected and contacted by phone. Fee for selected players is $60, due by Feb. 28. For details, call Nicole Smith at 754-7095.Q From staff reports Phillips takes reins at CHSBy BRANDON Columbia High’s baseball team has played a game of musical chairs with the head coaching position over the last four seasons. The Tigers will debut their fifth head coach in that time span on Tuesday as Columbia begins a new year. Heath Phillips takes over the Tigers looking to bring stability to the program. “All of the previous coaches have been good coaches, but they’re human beings,” Phillips said. “People can take the things that hap-pened how they want it. I can promise the off-the-field issues are over. I have noth-ing but respect for those guys, and we all wish things didn’t happen. I’m going to try to do nothing in my time here but represent the high school the way it should be.” He’s already earned the respect of the team after helping out as an assistant coach in past seasons. “They’ve bought in,” Phillips said. “We came together and the big thing that I’m teaching them is we have to focus on the day. We can’t think about the next day. We just have to go out and play our style. We want to be aggressive in everything we do, do our jobs and make sure we don’t put our weight on others.” Phillips has Major League Baseball experience as a player and spent 10 years in the major and minor leagues. He believes that experience will help when it comes to bringing in a new philosophy. “I talk to them every day about what to expect at the next level,” Phillips said. “As a high school coach, it’s my job to be a role model to them and prepare them if that’s what they choose to do. My job is to try to do that for them to the best of my ability.” And it’s not just about getting to the next level, but also producing while still in high school. Phillips believes it all starts between the ears. “I believe that this game is 90 percent mental,” Phillips said. “We have to have the mindset that we can have things go against us and still find a way to succeed.” The district is crowded with competition this sea-son and Phillips believes that it could be a season-long race for the top seed in the district tournament. “Our district is tough,” Phillips said. “I know a lot of kids on the other teams through travel ball. Middleburg, Oakleaf, Gainesville and Orange Park can all be tough. You never know what can hap-pen on any given night. Any team can always win. That’s why I coach the game and that’s why they play it. It’s the excitement of the game. It could all come down to the district tournament.” Phillips said the senior leadership is there for the Tigers to make it count in the tournament. “Dalton Mauldin is going to be one of the leaders of this team, but I don’t want to just single him out,” Phillips said. “We have a bunch of kids, including five seniors, that can do the job on any given night.” And although Phillips wouldn’t call the Tigers the favorite, he did say that he likes his squad. “I don’t want to sound cocky, but you just look at the experience we have,” Phillips said. “The one thing I know is that it’s going to be exciting.” JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High varsity baseball head coach Heath Phill ips said he is very confident about this season. ‘I feel p retty good,’ Phillips said. ‘All of the coaches and players are anx ious to get going.’ BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High’s Brittney Morgan is introduced before the season-opener against Atlantic Coast High on Tuesday. Lady Tigers move to 2-0 with win at Baker CountyBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High’s softball team had another nailbiter on Friday, but the Lady Tigers are 2-0 after defeat-ing Baker County High, 5-2, in Glen St. Mary. The Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 1-0 lead against Columbia in the first inning, but freshman Kamdyn Kvistad came through with a solo home-run to tie the game in the top of the second. The Lady Tigers regained the lead in the fourth inning with a double from Lacey King to score Lauren Eaker. Eaker had reached on a single and was moved over with a single from Brittney Morgan. After Baker County tied the game in the bottom of the sixth, the Lady Tigers came through with three runs in the top half of the seventh to take the lead for good. Kayli Kvistad drew a walk and was bunted to second by Brandy Morgan. After a wild throw, Kayli Kvistad was able to score to give the Lady Tigers a 3-2 lead. Kamdyn Kvistad then followed with her second home run of the game for the 5-2 final. “They’re going to continue to walk Kayli, but they have to pick their poi-son,” Columbia head coach Jimmy Williams said. “Our three through five hitters are about as awesome as there is in the whole wide world.” Erin Anderson picked up the win after relieving Ashley Shoup in the sixth inning. Anderson’s one run was unearned. She struck out a batter and walked two. Shoup went five innings, striking out five batters, giving up four hits and no walks. “It was just a battle of two very good teams,” Williams said. “You could tell that we both want to win, and to beat a good team on the road, you have to want it.” Columbia (2-0) travels to Orange Park High at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.Fort White softballFort White High softball dropped its first district game, 4-0, to visiting Santa Fe High on Friday. Shea Chesney had a hit for the Lady Indians. Morgan Cushman and Chelsea Nieland pitched. Cushman gave up one run through five innings. Fort White plays at Bradford High at 6 p.m. Tuesday.


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04204BSports JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterWeber signs with Ole MissColumbia High’s Alex Weber (front) is joined by grand mother, Verna Ingram (from left); mom, Desiree Polingo; stepmother Datia Weber and father Ennis Weber at his signing ceremony. JASON MATTEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High football kicker Brayden Thomas practices on Friday. Thomas signed a football scholarship to the United States Air Force Academy during National Signing Day on Wednesday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High kicker Brayden Thomas signed a scholar ship with the United States Air Force Academy on Wednesday. Pictured with Thomas are (back row, from left) grandfather, Mike McCauley; uncle, Scott McCauley; dad, Bigr am Thomas; brother, Eli Thomas. Middle row (from left) are sister, Savannah Tho mas; grandmother, Lissie McCauley and mother, Shawn Thomas. THOMAS: A commitment of service Continued From Page 1BBlue Grey Fun Run, 5K in Lake City on SaturdayFrom staff reportsThe Blue Grey Fun Run is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, starting at the Elks Club parking lot on Lake DeSoto in downtown Lake City. There is no entry fee for the race, but there is a $10 fee for participants who wish to receive a T-shirt. Age group awards (girls and boys) will be given for 4-&-under, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14, and for overall winner. For details, call Heyward Christie at 754-3607. The Olustee Blue Grey 5K is 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Registration is at Carquest Auto Parts or Step Fitness. Online registration is at For details, contact Michelle Richards at not 100 percent official, but it’s just finishing up on some things. I’ve got everything as far as ACT and my core done. It’s funny, because I had a 25 at first and I had never been told I wasn’t smart enough to do anything. I got back into my ACT study book and was able to raise my score to a 28.” Thomas’ score just speaks to the prestige of enrolling with the Air Force. There’s another prestigious moment com-ing for Thomas when he puts on not only the football uniform, but his Air Force uniform for the first time. “That’s an experience that I’m not sure what it’s going to feel like,” Thomas said. “You don’t know until you actually put on the uniform. My dad was in the Navy and my grandpa was in the Air Force, so I’ve heard them talk about it. It’s always neat when you are in a crowd and they ask the people who have served to stand up.” Plus, Thomas just thinks the uniform will look cool. “Being in that desert camo is going to be a pret-ty good feeling,” Thomas said. Thomas’ plans aren’t just big as far as the military is concerned. By signing to play football, he obviously has the desire and dedication to want to succeed on the football field as well. He believes that playing for the Air Force is some-thing that can happen sooner rather than later. “The coaches believe I have a good chance to start,” Thomas said. “The good advantage I have is that their senior kicker from last year is leaving. Most of the time there are a couple of seniors or juniors to compete against. My senior stats in high school were very comparable to his senior stats in college.” Thomas also has the advantage of being a triple threat on special teams. Not only can he kick field goals, but he is also used on kickoffs and in the punting game. Thomas averaged more than 47 yards per punt last season. “As of right now, they have another kicker that does field goals, but he didn’t start last year, so I feel I have a good chance,” Thomas said. “My biggest attribute is that I can punt. As of right now, I think my best chance is by punting or playing on the kickoff. Even if I don’t kick field goals, I think I can still punt and kick off.” And if he never touches the football field for Air Force, that won’t be a bad thing either. He’ll still be wearing a uniform that’s an even bigger honor.


1CBIZ FRONT Lake City Reporter Week of Sunday, February 9-15, 2014 Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1CColumbia Inc. Medium 1-Topping Pizza Deep Dish 1-Topping Pizza Baked Pasta Large Salad Large Sub CHOOSE YOUR 2 FAVORITES: $ 12 99 Plus sales tax. At participating locations. Expires in 30 Days. Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. $ 7 99 8 THICK slices, with our signature Free Flavored Crust! Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. 2-Toppings Any Specialty $ 10 Works, Howie Maui, Meat Eaters and Veggie Cheese or Pepperoni $ 5 95 Additional toppings available Carry-out LARGE PIZZA Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. LUNCH SPECIALS $ 5 99 Baked Spaghetti & Howie Bread Any Small Salad & Howie Bread Wing Snack & Spicy Stix Howie Bread w/Cheese Small 1-Topping Pizza Any Small Sub 11AM 4 PM INCLUDES A PEPSI Each FT. WHITE 7905 S.W. Hwy 27 corner of Hwy. 27 & Hwy. 47 inside the B&B Food Store 497-1484 CARRY-OUT ONLY LAKE CITY 5735 SW State Rd. 247 corner of SR 242 & SR 247 inside the B&B Food Store 752-3111 CARRY-OUT ONLY LAKE BUTLER 280 West Main St. next to Mercantile Bank 496-2878 CARRY-OUT ONLY LIVE OAK 6852 Suwanee Plaza Ln. In Walmart Plaza 330-0331 CARRYOUT ONLY LAKE CITY 857 S.W. Main Blvd. in Lake City Plaza 755-7050 WE DELIVER! 32174 LCR 2/12/14 TDC taps Regan for marketing director By TONY BRITT L ori Regan is set to become the next marketing director of the Columbia County Tourist Development Council. Regan is currently in training and will take over the position from Paulette Lord, who plans to retire later in August. Lord has been an employee at the Tourist Development Council for about 19 years. The Columbia County Tourist Development Council promotes the area, its activities, natural attractions, events and festivals. We attract visitors and our budget is entirely based on the number of visitors that stay in our hotels and campgrounds people who pay the bed tax, Regan said. The more visitors that we get here, it improves the economy all the way around. Regan, who moved here from Utah, where she was a real estate agent, said she is looking to present a different perspective to visitors to this area. Most of what I did there was attract people to the area to buy houses or vaca tion homes, she said. Im hoping that my different perspective from a different area of the country will keep the TDC going in the same direction and maybe take us the next step further. As marketing director, Regans job duties Set to take over in August with retirement of current director Paulette Lord. TONY BRITT/ Lake City Reporter Lori Regan (left), who was recently hired as the Columbia County Tourist Development Council marketing director, gets job tips from Paulette Lord who will be retiring from the positionin August after working for the Tourist Development Council for 19 years. REGAN continued on 2C


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Call 752-0995 or 438-3556 100Job Opportunities05543200Activities DirectorNeeded The right candidate must be able to plan, develop, organize, evaluate and direct the activity programs in a 180 bed skilled nursing and rehab facility in accordance with federal, state and company guidelines. Must be proficient in resident assessment related to the emotional, recreational, psychological and social needs of the residents. Must have at least 2 years related management or activities experience. College degree preferred. Environmental and Laundry Services Director Needing a seasoned manager with at least 2-5 years related management experience in housekeeping, laundry and environmental services. Must be able to manage staffing, budgeting and day to day operations in a 180 bed nursing facility. Call Staff Development at 386-362-7860 or come in person to Suwannee Health Care Center, 1620 Helvenston Street, Live Oak, FL, 32064 05543315PROGRAMMER ANALYST Responsible for providing programming support and development of technology solutions for one or more business areas of the college. Assists in the solution of operational difficulties encountered in existing programs. AS Degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Knowledge of Ellucian Banner software, Oracle database systems, Oracle Application Express programming, PL/SQL programming, C programming, Sharepoint programming, Net programming and Microsoft Access programming preferred. Ability to work independently to resolve and maintain all aspects of technical support. Ability to communicate information and ideas effectively. Able to accurately provide information to supervisors, co-workers and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Ability to plan and organize. Ability to adjust to change and be innovative. Salary Range: $ 39,375 $77,000 annually, plus benefits Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College employment application. Position details and applications available on web at: 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 05543404ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT A/P, A/R, P/R, management, QB & M.S. office exp preferred. Generous salary and benefits Fax resume to 800-725-1477 Mechanic/Body man for detailing autos. Cloth cutter for cutting fabric for guncases etc. Hafners 386-755-6481 100Job OpportunitiesDRIVERS: HOME EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease:No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-866-823-0323 Case Manager (M-F)(FT/PT) College degree required. Social Services/Health Services preferred. Computer skills required. Organized with the ability to multi-task. Clear Level II background screen. Mail resume to P.O. Box 1772, Lake City, Fl 32056 Attn: E.D. EOE Construction Co. in need of Carpenter/Painter. Some traveling involved, Valid Drivers License, Must be able to pass drug test. Send resumes to: Email: or Fax: 386-755-2165 Industrial Structural/Mechanical Designer-Draftsman Must have experience in design and detailing Material Handling Equipment (conveyor systems) and related structural steel support systems. Proficiency in AutoCAD is necessary. DO NOTAPPLYIN PERSON – Send resume to Draftsman 3631 US Highway 90 East Lake City, Fl 32055 NaturChem, Inc is seeking a full time Spray Tech for our Lake City office. Ability to work out of town on a regular basis is required. Good pay /benefits. Clean background and driver's license required. Please email resume to or fax to 386.755.1376 Now hiring Full time Experienced Servers and Cooks Only need apply. Apply in person, No phone calls please. IHOP, Lake City Part-timeHomemaker position available with agency dedicated to and with a passion for excellent service to seniors in the Ft. White area. Valid FLDriver’s License and reliable transportation are necessary. Level II Background Screen required. Call Fiscal for more information at 755-0235. Placement Specialist Partnership for Strong Families is the lead agency for community-based care in N. Central Fl., providing services to ensure the safety, well-being & permanency of children & families through foster care & related services. The Placement Specialist is responsible for intake, assessment & placement of children within the Partnership for Strong Families. This includes coordinating with the case management agencies & Department of Children & Families to ensure timely, accurate & complete placement assessments. Min Req: B.A. from an accredited college or university w/ major coursework in human services or related field. 2 yrs. exp. in child welfare, behavioral health, or related field. Certification as a Child Protection Professional or CPPeligible. Preferred: M.A. from an accredited college or university w/ major coursework in human services or related field. Hiring Range: $36,750 $45,937 Closes: 02/18/14 Please visit PSF’s website at http://www .pfsf.or g/hr/careersvolunteers-interns/listings/ for complete hiring qualifications & description. PSF is an AA/EOE. Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. WernerEnterprises : 1-855-515-8447 120Medical EmploymentBilling : Experienced & Proficient in all aspects of Billing Coding & EHR Fax resume to 386-758-5628 CMA32 hrs. Front/Back with experience. Willing to work both areas of a 2 doctor practice. Fax resume to 386-758-5628 CNA Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the positions of CNA. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 1270 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32025 or fax resume to 386-752-8556 386-752-7900 EOE Experienced medical biller needed for busy medical office. Experience is a must. Please email resumes to 120Medical EmploymentOpenings available for RNs in a very busy Rehab unit. 12 hour shifts. Apply in person at The Health Center of Lake City 560 SWMcFarlane Avenue Lake City, FL32025 EOE/ADADrug Free Workplace Seeking Licensed FL Mental Health Pr ofessional for work with youth in an outpatient SA, AM, and MH treatment program. Master’s degree and minimum of 24 months experience required. Background and reference checks also required. Work hours: approximately 8 to10 hours per week. Competitive salary. Please fax resume to 352-379-2843 or e-mail to 140Work Wanted Mature, experienced CNA reliable, reasonable. Avail. as needed. Have a homebound patient? Looking for employment call Didi 386-365-9097 or 752-8861 170Business OpportunitiesTURN KEY Business. Completely equipped restaurant. Serious inquiries only. Priced to sell. Call 386-288-5722 240Schools & Education05542832INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499next class2/10/2014• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class2/10/2014• LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies German Sheppard Puppy Purebred, championship bloodline, 3males, 2 females $600 each 904-259-1186 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. 412Medical SuppliesHoverround motorized wheel chair. New! Never used! Retail at $2500. Must see to appreciate. $1975 386-288-8833 anytime. 420Wanted to Buy K&H TIMBER We Buy Pine Hardwood & Cypress. Large or small tracts. Call 386-288-6875. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous Buying Guitars : Older Gibson, Fender, Martin. Electric, Archtop or Acoustic. Any Condition. 386-965-4085 GE Refrigerator Clean, works great. $175 386-292-3927 440Miscellaneous ForSale Solid light oak entertainment center, will adjust to fit any TV, white rattan furniture made in Ocala, sofa/love seat/chair w/glass end table & coffee table, Ashley living room sofa. Text 867-0035 can send photos SEARS KENMORE HE4 Elite dryer. Tall, very good condition, commercial grade, $250 delivery extra 386-365-8712 Studio Piano Suitable for small church or home $450 OBO 386-292-3927 URGENT Mc Alpin mother needs bi-weekly ride to Lake City Walmart. Kind hearted soul. Wann 386-466-6510 WHIRLPOOLWASHER white, looks and runs great, 1 year old $195 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent14 WIDE 2br/2ba Quiet Park No Pets Clean Country Living $475 Ref & Dep required 386-758-2280 14X60 2br/1.5ba, all electric, AC/H, W/D hookup, Quiet comm. water/sewer/trash incl. $475/mo 1st+last+dep.+lease 386-752-8978 1br/1ba Mobile Home east of Lake City, near Timco. No pets. Call 386-758-0057 water & elect included $450/mo+$450/Sec. 2 & 3 Bedroom newer Mobile Homes clean, quite Mobile Home Park. Offer senior citizen discount. 386-234-0640 2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $480/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or 640Mobile Homes forSalePalm HarborHomes 4/2 Fleetwood 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF! Starting at $499/month John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details 650Mobile Home & LandOwnerfinance 3/2 W. of Lake City. Clean. Small Down $650 mth.386-590-0642 & 867-1833 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent $100 off 1st mo rent!1, 2 & 3BR apts.$89 DepositPools, B-ball, gym & more! *FREE afterschool programWindsong AptsCall forourlow rent rates386-758-8455 05542871WindsorArms Apartments Under New Management NOWLEASING Lake City’s Premier Apartment Homes. 2BR, 1, 1.5, or 2BA, Gated Community, Free 200 Dish Network Channels, Pool, W/D hookups, tankless water heater, energy efficient appliances. Starting at $599/mo. Call (386) 754-1800 1brApt no animals and Smoke Free. East of Lake City near the college. $450 mth. Contact David 365-7690 2BR/1BAAPT. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 2BR/2BADUPLEX w/garage $700mth Plus Deposit Call 755-6867 ALandlordYou Can Love 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Downtown Ft White Upstairs Studio Apt, private entrance and clean, Must have ref.1st+last+sec. $450/mo available. 941-924-5183 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentBrandywine Apartments Now renting CH/A 1, 2 &3 bedrooms. 386-752-3033 730 WGrandview Ave, Lake City 1 bedroom $5402 bedroom $5603 bedroom $580 We accept Section 8 Housing “This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.” “Equal Housing Opportunity” TDD 1-800-955-8771 Rental assistance may be available for thos who qualify. Branford Villas Apartment 517 SE Craven St Branford, Fl 32008 386-935-2319 Now renting 1 & 2 bedrooms 1 bedroom $5402 bedroom $570 CH/A We accept Section 8 Housing “This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer” “Equal Housing Opportunity” TDD 1-800-955-8771 Rental assistance may be available for those who qualify Nice Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bdrm. Kitchen, dining, LR $475. mo plus sec. Incld pest control. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 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 ForRent2BR/1BAHOUSE $530/mo $530/deposit. 386-697-4814 2br/1ba on Eloise Street $500/mo, $500/sec 386-397-3258 3 BR, 1 1/2 bath; ch/a; screened porch; fenced back yard $ 850 per mo. 386-623-2848 3BR/2.5BAon Ichtucknee River $900/mo, $900/sec & 1br/1ba $600/mo, $600/sec 386-397-3258 ALandlord You Can Love! 3br/1.5ba, Eat in Kitchen, CH/A, 2 car carport $800mth + dep 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 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 Large clean 3br/2ba Branford area. $775/mo +sec. Call 386-590-0642 or 740Furnished Homes forRent2/2 block, well W/D, fence, A/C. 2 acres SW47 area. Super clean. Owner nonsmoker. $700 mth 386-755-0110 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale 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. 810Home forSale 3 BR / 2 BAon 10 acres. LR, DR, fireplace, deck, shop w/shed area.5 mi. west of LC. $159,000 904-964-2210 3800 SF TWO STORY5/3 block/frame, metal roof, dual AC and kitchens, private acre near Lk Jeffrey Hwy/ Moore Rd $147,000. 386.961.9181 BRICK DUPLEX plus vacant lot near Baya/McFarlane $97,000 firm cash only 386.961.9181 820Farms & Acreage1/2 ACRE lots; great distance from Lake City, Live Oak & Branford. Owner financing: $300 down; $77 per month Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www 890Resort Property Bluegreen Vacations Timeshare! Hundreds of beautiful vacation destinations!! Paid $10,000, asking $5,000. 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4C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9-15, 2014 4CBIZ New Patient Exam and Necessary X-raysDO150, DO330First-time patient Reg. $217 $43 SAVINGS OF $174Expires February 28, 2014 ASPEN DENTAL GROUP WILSON’S OUTFITTERS1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City • (386) 755-7060 Case Knives 10% off Sandals...Check out the Sale RackCamo JacketsSale Continues 25% off 10% off “Where it begins with personal” >`m\%I\Z\`m\%I\g\Xk% Pacag & G Crs All D\[`ZXc>iX[\Jb`eZXi\ =lccJ\im`Z\JXcfe @dX^\Jb`e:Xi\(386) 758-2088440 E. Duval St. • Lake City, FL 32055 sweet Local Deals Schedule Your Appointment Today! Love Is NOT Blind! $50 Valentine’s Day Special! Phone Shack All Your Wireless Needs Cell Phone & Computer Repair 386-438-8030 386-330-2222 272 West Duval Street Lake City, FL 320565 316 Ohio Ave. South Live Oak, FL 32064 Sweet Pea’s Consignment & Collectibles Fort White Cullen Ave. and SR 27(across from Subway)386-497-4488 The Spa on Marion Valentine’s at the Spa Amore is in the air!Relax, unwind and spend Valentine’s Day at “The Spa on Marion”!Packages include: mimosas, fruit and cheese platter and chocolate covered strawberries in the relaxation room. Reservations are limited. If you are interested in reserving your special Valentine’s Package, please call the Spa at 386-719-8887 or email: info@thespaonmarion.com50% Deposit required on all reservations.Special hours on Friday, February 14th & Saturday, February 15th: 9 am 9 pm Packages available for the entire month of February. Gift certicates also available. COURTESYFrom left: David A. O’Neill, Lake City Middle School Choru s teacher; Sonya Judkins, Lake City Middle School Princ ipal; Gloria Markham, First Federal Bank of Florida VP Financial Center Manager and Gigi Register, First Federal Bank of Florida SVP Region Sa les Manager. First Federal gives $2,500 to LCMS Music DepartmentFrom staff reportsFirst Federal Bank of Florida announced a $2,500 contribution to the Lake City Middle School music depart-ment. The donation will be used to assist with the purchase of keyboards and music for the new keyboarding class. The Community Rewards Program is a way for First Federal and the com-munity to partner together to support local organizations. Every time a First Federal customer, who is enrolled in the program, uses their debit card to make a signature-based transaction, First Federal donates money to a par-ticipating organization. First Federal customers just have to swipe, sign and support. All money raised comes from First Federal. “I am grateful to the loyalty of our customers who share in our mission to provide support to our communities,” said Keith Leibfried, President and CEO of First Federal. “It is through their commitment to First Federal that we are able to donate to these organi-zations that provide valued services to our communities.”


By AMANDA W illie Morrell returned home from a day’s work shoveling rocks with $2 in his pocket, a perfect stone for his son’s slingshot and a life lesson. He told his son to learn something, anything, that would allow him to eventually become his own boss. Wayne Morrell never forgot his father’s words. “If you work on a job for somebody, all you’ll ever have is a job,” Morrell said. “But if you work for yourself, you’ll have even more than that.” His company, Morrell’s Home Furnishings, cele-brates its 50th anniversary this year. The business began as a small upholstery shop in Morrell’s bedroom, but now spans five buildings at a site off SW Deputy J. Davis Lane. Morrell’s Home Furnishings boasts 60,000 square feet filled with furniture, as well as a mattress center and flea market. Born in White Springs on Feb. 14, 1924, Morrell eventually moved to Lake City with his family. He remembers living in an old, unsealed home with a fireplace, which was demolished long before Interstate 75 carved its way through Columbia County. Morrell — along with his three brothers and one sister —gradu-ated from the two-room school house Shady Grove and attended Columbia High School. His family tended a 20acre farm off County Road 252B, and the work made Morrell exempt from the World War II draft. Morrell decided to enlist in the United States Army regardless of the exemp-tion. He traveled to the Philippines and assisted in Japan during U.S. occupa-tion. After returning home from duty, Morrell met his wife, Emma Jean, at a dance organized by the Pauls — the family who founded the East Coast Lumber Company in Watertown. The couple married and started a family. Eventually, Morrell would have four children: Gwen, Vonada, David and Rhonda. Editor’s note: This and the two stories that follow on Page 4D commemorate some of Columbia County’s earliest settlers. Pioneer families are recognized each year in anticipation of the Olustee Battle Festival and Annual Re-enactment.By MARY JANE WEAVERSpecial to the ReporterWilliam Joseph Owens was born in Barnwell, South Carolina, on July 22, 1832, son of Griffin Owens and an unknown mother. William Joseph Owens moved to Columbia County, Florida in January 1853. He married Harriet Hasseltine Elizabeth Green in Columbia County on November 2, 1853. She was born March 12, 1835 in South Carolina, daugh-ter of Mary Jane Dicks and William Joseph Green. The following children were born to Harriet and William Joseph Owens: Georgia Ann Owens was born 17 January 1855 and married Henry Floyd Barwick, 12 December 1877. He was born 13 June 1846. She died 4 November 1932, and her husband died 16 November 1930. Both were buried in Bethlehem Church Cemetery. 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Gerald Williams, Wayne R. Williams, Al A. Williams, Christie Owens, Joseph Courtney, Tim Owens, Danny Owens, Larry Law, David Allbr itton, Samantha Owens, Tommy Owens, Mike Hunter, Craig Wolford.PIONEER FAMILIES The couple and descendents lived in Columbia County I ’ll bet I’ve been to more than 25 National Parks, some were specific destinations when planning, like going to Niagara Falls. I didn’t even realize Niagara Falls was a National Park, but thought it was someplace everyone needed to go see at least once in their life. And others happened to be pit stops, like Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. This was just a short stop for a photo op so I could say I’d been and cross it off the list in my book, “1,000 Places To See Before You Die.” I have the USA and Canada version and high-light each place and put the date I visited. I have some favorite National Parks. Yellowstone is one of TRAVEL TALES Sandy KishtonNational Parks: planned and pitstopped PARKS continued on 5D GREEN continued on 4D A half-century of change Morrell’s Home FurnishingsJASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterWayne Morrell, retired owner of Morrell’s Home Furnishi ngs in Lake City, will be celebrating 50 years in busi ness this fall. ‘It’s been very good,’ he said. ‘We’ve changed a bit, but we’re still popular with the people.’ 50 YEARS continued on 6D At 90, founder Willie Morrell reflects on his store’s 50thanniversary.


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SUNDAY CROSSWORD TOIL AND TROUBLE By DICK SHLAKMAN AND JEFF CHEN / Edited by Will Shortz No. 0202 ACROSS1 Turns left 5 Ogles offensively 12 One for the money? 16 Actors Ken and Lena 18 Gettable 19 ___ Foods 20 Cash in 22 Tiny tunneler 23 Big gun 24 Ones doing aerobics 26 Popular British band named after the villain in “Barbarella” 28 Sinister seor 29 Lacoste offering 30 Soul maker 31Channel showing old Hollywood hits34 Disposables maker 35 Modus operandi 38 Kind of accounting 39 Bistro glassful 40 Sturdy ones 42 Org. using X-rays 45 Equally, say 47 Tangled 50 Legit 52 Words before and after “my lads” in the United States Merchant Marine anthem 54 ___ acid 55 Sides are often alongside them 56 Entry fee? 57 “Don’t look now …” 59 Bell or shell preceder 61 Regarding 62Super Bowl successes, for short63Key of Bach’s most famous Mass65 Furniture style of Louis XV 67 Dupe 68 ___ the Explorer 70 “That’s all folks,” for Mel Blanc 72 Batman : Robin :: Green Hornet : ___ 74 Strand, somehow 76Girl’s name meaning“happiness”77 Squirm 80 John Cusack’s co-star in “Say Anything …” 82 Dir. of the Missouri between S.D. and Neb. 83 Like leftovers, often 85 Born 86 Actor Richard who played Jaws in Bond films 87 Some A.L. 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SLAPONSTREETELNORTE CASINOSHERPALOUSIERRIPSAWWEASELSCATTER ICENAYGREEKSKNEADS BALDYOKUMTEXACO ELLEJUANNEOGENEESE GLOBSRUDYARDAXED AMBROSEFORGOSKETCHY TREELETEASEUPENTERS NEWELCREMELIBYANS ODIHALSLANASAD THEMAGIBATESSLIGO OCCUPYSNOOZEESTEVEZ BEHEADSGRIERCHINESE IREDEASTENDBOERS TADWARTHOGARALETNA NADINEENACTSHOT ABSORBSHIELDHEMEMO STANDONEDWOODRETTON KENNEDYALEGUPENCORE ANTONYMTENETSDUMPED Answers to last Sunday’s Crossword. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & CROSSWORD SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 3D3DLIFE DEAR ABBY: I have an extremely bright 7-year-old daughter, “Amy,” from a previ-ous marriage. Her biological father, “Jake,” and I separated when she was an infant. He lives across the country, so while we shared custody, Amy usually saw him only once a year. For a while I called him “Dad” when talking about him to her, but when it became apparent that he wasn’t going to be involved in her life (and because I was going to be remarried), we switched to using his first name. My current husband formally adopted Amy last year, and she couldn’t have been hap-pier. Now there’s a baby sister, and Amy is overjoyed. Recently, though, Amy has started asking me why Jake never visits and when she’s going to see him again. I don’t know what to tell her. I feel it would be crushing to her to say that Jake isn’t interested in her anymore, but I also don’t want to lie to her. How do you tell a 7-yearold she should just forget her biological father because he’s never going to be there for her? — ANXIOUS IN HOUSTON DEAR ANXIOUS: Your daughter needs to come to this realization in stages, and her questions should be answered in an age-appropriate way. Understand that Amy may always be interested in know-ing about her biological father, and by the time she is in her teens, she will be computer savvy enough to search him out on the Internet. For now, tell your daughter that the reason Jake doesn’t visit is because he is “busy,” and you don’t know when he plans to visit. It’s the truth. DEAR ABBY: My brother “Jared” is dating a woman, “Dawn,” who is about 10 years younger. They have been see-ing each other for about a year. She seems nice and is polite at family gatherings. I have noticed, however, that whenever I’m spending time with my mother, Dawn is con-stantly texting or calling her. Jared has told both Mom and me that he isn’t even close to wanting to propose marriage. Do you think it’s peculiar that Dawn contacts my mother multiple times daily? — TAKEN ABACK DEAR TAKEN ABACK: Dawn may not have a mother of her own and need a mother figure, which is why she does this. Or she may be attempting to ingratiate her-self to her boyfriend’s mother because she thinks it will help her land your brother. I can’t say for sure – but this has worked for other women in the past. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Use your skills, expertise and knowledge to help a cause or someone in need. Your insight will be valuable when dealing with friends. Don’t go overboard when it comes to spending. A domestic situation will result in an unex-pected change. ++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Make improvements to your appearance or your qualifications. What you have to offer as an overall package will influence someone you have spent time with in the past when considering you for a person-al or professional position. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t jump too quickly when asked to do something. You will not be given a true picture of what’s being asked of you. Take a step back and ask pertinent questions before making a commitment. Making an emotional response will work against you. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t be afraid to follow through with an unusual idea or plan you have. Your intuition will lead you in the right direction when it comes to social or creative endeavors. An interesting partnership will help you accomplish your goals. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The frustrations and limitations you face must be dealt with and put aside. Good fortune can be yours if you put more effort into stabiliz-ing your home environment. Don’t make an impulsive move if it will affect your income. ++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Rely on yourself to avoid disappoint-ment. Participate in social events, but don’t overspend on personal items or entertainment. A romantic encounter will help to improve your personal life. Express your feelings and make personal plans that will ensure your happiness. ++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Travel or attending a conference or event that brings you in touch with people who share your con-cerns will lead to positive change and new possibilities. Avoid any-one who is unstable or creating emotional upset. Surround your-self with positive people. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Taking care of someone’s personal papers or responsibilities may not be welcome, but in the end, it will benefit you. A creative approach to money investments and what you want to accomplish will lead to a viable solution to a situation you face. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your beliefs will be questioned. Be careful how you answer. The impact you have on a situation you face will lead to sudden chang-es that will affect a relationship you have with someone. Prepare to make domestic alterations that bet-ter suit your needs. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t get angry or make decisions based on hearsay. Focus on what you can do, not what oth-ers think or do. Love is on the rise, and building a stable relation-ship will also increase your ability to grow your assets. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Explore your options and take part in something unusual. Interacting with people from dif-ferent cultural backgrounds will lead to discoveries that will help you improve your life. Home improvements will add to your comfort and emotional well-being. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Put your plans in motion. Don’t let an emotional mishap stop you from achieving your personal goals. Lend a helping hand and you will get something in return that will contribute to your future success. Love is in the stars. ++ Abigail Van THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word Absentee dad remains object of young daughter’s curiosity Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. 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4D LAKE CITY REPORTER PIONEER FAMILIES SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 4DLIFEWilliam Thomas Owens was born 14 May 1856 and married Elizabeth Cason, 17 June 1877. She was born 14 January 1858. He died 6 January 1941, and his wife died 4 June 1931. Both were buried in the Huntsville Methodist Church Cemetery. Charles P. Owens was born in 1858 and nothing further is known about him. Jane E. Owens was born 9 March 1860 and married John Williams, 7 January 1880. He was born 12 August 1850. Jane died 19 March 1927, and he died 21 May 1923. Both were buried in the Godbold-Williams Cemetery. Benjamin Griffin Owens was born in 1862 and married Rena Cason. He died 23 June 1935 in Polk County, Florida, and Rena died in 1943 in Duval County, Florida. Mary Frances Owens was born 4 February 1864 and married William Beal (e), 5 December 1886. She died 4 September 1946, and her hus-band died January 1, 1920. Both were buried in Corinth Methodist Church Cemetery. Laura A. Owens was born 30 April 1866 and married John Elias Williams. She died 5 January 1946, and her husband died 14 January 1917. Both were buried in Swift Creek Cemetery, Hamilton County, Florida. George W. Owens was born 1 October 1868 and married Lillie Ann Roberts, 18 December 1889. He died 25 May 1954, and his wife died 8 February 1948. Both were buried in Bethlehem Church Cemetery. John L. Owens was born 1 September 1870 and mar-ried Julia Lenora North, 25 December 1893. He died 31 December 1959 and was buried in the Wellborn Cemetery, Suwannee County, Florida. Julia Owens was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hamilton County, Florida. Thomas Hall Owens was born 7 April 1873 and married Julia Swailes, 9 December 1901. He died 6 August 1918, and his wife died 7 February 1933. Both were buried in Oaklawn Cemetery. Jesse Henry Owens was born 8 June 1875 and married Mamie Dicks. He died 24 January 1935, and his wife died 27 August 1963. Both were buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina. During the Civil War, William Joseph Owens enlisted in Company E, 9th Florida Infantry, 6th Battalion, and, although his regiment fought at the Battle of Olustee, he was not present as he was on detail duty with the Pioneer Corps by order of General Finnegan. The Pioneer Corps was a unit of men on detailed leave from their unit whose primary responsibility was to build and defend earth-works, fortifications, pontoon bridges, and other structures of war. While her husband was in the military, Harriet Elizabeth Owens “rendered faithful, valu-able and continuous service to the Southern Confederacy by providing provisions and supplies for the soldiers of the Confederacy, as well as giving of her personal effects and prop-erty to the sick, wounded, and dying soldiers during the Battle of Olustee, Florida, and, for several weeks thereafter, minis-tered as a nurse to the comfort, aid, and support of the sick, wounded, and dying soldiers in the old Cathey Building, Lake City, Florida. She also spent a great portion of her time in spin-ning yarn to be used in making clothes for the Confederacy” (Legislative Act, Chapter 19371, No. 376). At the close of the war, William Joseph Owens returned home to farm. He bought and sold numerous tracts of land and leased land for timber and turpentine privileges. In 1871, he also became a rancher and raised cattle. After years of suffering from palsy, William Joseph Owens passed away on 14 April 1912. Harriet Owens passed away on 24 December 1918. Both were buried in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Columbia County, Florida. The descendants of this noteworthy couple are known for being respected and produc-tive citizens. They include (but are not limited to): Mary Ann Green, Hazel Hancock, Sallie Rae Williams, Benita Scofield Markham, Nancy Sue Hunter, Elsie Hunter Holliday, Eleanor Owens Estess, Rodney H. Smith, Annie McLeod, Audrey Parkins, Casey Howard, Raymond Williams, Hunter Williams, Kellie Wolford Roberts, Nancy Smith Hanzelon, T. Gerald Williams, Wayne R. Williams, Al A. Williams, Christie Owens, Joseph Courtney, Tim Owens, Danny Owens, Larry Law, David Albritton, Samantha Owens, Tommy W. Owens, Mike Hunter, Craig F. Wolford, Mable GREENContinued From 1DEli Croome Horn: Olustee Soldier, Company B, 10th Regiment Florida Infantry By MARY JANE WEAVERSpecial to the ReporterEli Croome Horn was born in Twiggs County, Georgia, on November 18, 1845, the son of Arthur Bryant Horne, mechanic and farmer, and Mary Hardy Stanley. The family moved to Hamilton County, Florida in 1857. Eli C. Horn followed in his father’s footsteps and became a mechanic and farmer, also. He married Mary A. “Mollie” Frier, born July 24, 1841 in Georgia. To this union were born the following children: (1) Thomas Horn, born ca 1862, died before 1880; (2) John, born ca 1864, died before 1880; (3) Emma Annette Horn, born May 30, 1867, died March 12, 1932, buried in Day Cemetery, Day, Florida, married Wiley Eli McCall; (4) Mallory Frederick Horn, born September 14, 1871, died February 8, 1933, married Sallie Watson; (5) Mary Eva Horn, born ca 1874, married H. J. Green in 1891 in Jasper, Florida; and (6) Sarah Helen Horn, born June 6, 1876, died March 5, 1949 in Jennings, Florida, married Madison Lent Horton. Mary A. “Mollie” Frier, first wife of Eli Croome Horn, died in Jasper, Florida, on October 10, 1882. After the death of his first wife, Eli C. Horn married Mollie Reid on November 21, 1883. She was born 1858 in Tennessee. To this union were born the following children: (1) Cleveland Horne, born ca 1885; (2) Virgie Horne, born ca 1886; and (3) Florence Horne, born ca 1889. Eli C. Horne enlisted in Company E, 1st Battalion Florida Infantry on December 1, 1863 in Savannah, Georgia. This company subsequently became Company B, 10th Regiment Florida Infantry. Along with others in this company, Eli C. Horne fought at the Battle of Olustee. According to his Florida Confederate Soldier’s Pension, he was captured at Petersburg about ten days before General Lee’s surrender, and, a few days after the sur-render, he was discharged from prison. D. B. Johnson and Jno. M. Caldwell provided an affida-vit of his service. After the war, he returned to Hamilton County, Florida and began blacksmithing and farm-ing, which he continued until 1881. At that time, he became engaged in the general grocery business. He was the paten-tee of the Horne’s Sea Island Cotton Gin. He died in Jasper, Florida, on October 12, 1915. His sec-ond wife, Mollie Reid Horne, died in 1933, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper, Florida. Descendants of this honorable and respected couple include (but are not limited to) Anita Lynn Eason Dormer, Katrina Johns Sadler, Zane Kolby Sadler, and Kaleb Jaye Sadler. COURTESY PHOTOSTOP: Eli Croome Horn is pictured with his wife, Mary A. “Moll ie” Frier. LEFT: Descendents Katrina Sadler (left) and Anita Lynn Dormer. RIGHT: Descendents Zane Sadler (left) and Kaleb Sadler. James Barrow, Battle of Olustee Soldier, 64th Regiment Georgia Infantry Volunteers By MARY JANE WEAVERSpecial to the ReporterJames Barrow was born March 25, 1841 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, son of Sarah Eliza Pope and David Crenshaw Barrow. In 1858, at the age of seventeen, he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point. In January 1861, after three years at the Academy, Barrow resigned and returned to his home to enlist in the Confederate war effort. In June 1861, he became an adjutant to General Howell Cobb of the Sixteenth Georgia Regiment. According to his military service record, on May 26, 1862, James Barrow was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of Company B, 64th Regiment Georgia Infantry Volunteers. When Federal troops landed in Jacksonville, Florida in February 1864, the 64th Regiment Georgia Infantry Volunteers was one of the units of the Confederate force whose purpose was to intercept and stop the Federal troops from coming inland. Lieutenant Colonel James Barrow was the second in command of the 64th Regiment Georgia Infantry Volunteers. He was noted as being one of the youngest men of his rank in the Confederate Army. On February 20, 1864, when the Federal forces closed in, Barrow’s regiment met the enemies head on. When John W. Evans, colonel of the 64th Regiment Georgia Infantry Volunteers, was wounded, Barrow took over the com-mand of the unit and rallied the Confederate troops who eventually overran the Federal force; however, the young Lieutenant Colonel James Barrow did not live to see the victory. He died on the field of a bullet wound through the heart. His body was sent by train to Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, where it was laid to rest by his mother in the Oconee Hill Cemetery. The collateral descendants of James Barrow are Charles Kelly Barrow and his chil-dren, Georgianah M. Barrow, and James William Barrow III. Charles Kelly Barrow is employed as an educator in Henry County, Georgia. He is currently serving as Lt. Commander in Chief of the National Sons of Confederate Veterans, and he also serves on the Georgia Civil War Commission. He has authored, edited and researched many top-ics concerning the Confederate heritage, including Black Confederates, Black Southerners in Confederate Armies and Georgia’s Confederate Counties. COURTESY PHOTOS Descendents of James Barrow are pictured. Front row from left: James William Barrow III and Georgianah M. Barrow. Second row, from left: Kelly Barrow, Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia (unrelated) and Cassie Barrow. COURTESY STATE ARCHIVES OF FLORIDAThe family of Harriet Hasseltine Elizabeth Green and Will iams Joseph Owens is pictured. Harriet H.E. Green Owens and William Joseph Owens are in the dark clothes seated on the second row on the right.


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 5D Q Sandy Kishton is a freelance travel writer who lives in Lake City. Contact her at them. I like the variety of the natural wonders avail-able here. For example, the bison living in open ranges, where you might have to stop for one to cross the street and there are many rivers, streams and waterfalls that will take your breath away. And of course, the gey-sers. I remember sipping on an ice cold beer while sitting on the upper deck of the Old Faithful Inn waiting for the largest geyser in the park to blow. Speaking of lodges, many of the National Parks have lodges in addition to camp-ing. We’ve not stayed in any of them, but visited some and the rates seem to be reasonable. However, you have to book early to get a room. Another favorite is Arches National Park in Utah. When you are here, you see nothing but red. Red rocks that is, and hopefully contrasting blue skies. We adventured through the rocks and climbed up into some of the arches for photo ops and I remember it being really hot! Then there is the Grand Canyon, which is huge and offers so much more than I have begun to explore. I’ve made two visits here, one on a helicopter ride that landed down in the canyon alongside the Colorado River. And the other to the Skywalk owned by the Hualapai Tribe. Both of these areas are not part of the National Park but the views from both spots offer expanse images of the canyon and the areas that are inside the National Park. Alcatraz Island is cool too. It’s the only jail cell I’ve ever been in. Crater Lake is majestic– I’ve put my feet in that water too, just like I did all five Great Lakes. But I probably liked seeing the Badlands, the Black Hills and Mt. Rushmore the best. That’s because I was born in Rapid City, South Dakota and going back to that area for the first time with my Dad was so cool. He was stationed there at Ellsworth Air Force base when my sister and I were born. He showed me around places where I’d already been as a baby and toddler and had only seen pictures. We took lots more photos commemorat-ing this visit before trying to find the barracks where we lived. Unfortunately, they had been torn down. The Badlands reminded me of the Petrified Forest (another National Park), seeing huge sand hills with the color changes, almost like a rainbow or live sand art. And well, Mt. Rushmore is a classic and was fun to see after the locale was featured in a scene of one of the National Treasure movies. The next National Park on my list is Glacier and while in the area hope to visit Mt. Ranier and Olympic National Parks too. So much to see and do, I can’t wait. PARKSContinued From 1DPruning: Tips on when and howC leaning up those cold-damaged shrubs and trees involves more than simply using sharp pruners on a sunny day. There are other considerations such as when to prune and how much to remove. Cutting plant tissue at the wrong time can stimulate too much growth, decrease flower production, cause a loss of plant fluids, or make the plant vulnerable to infection. The most common objective of pruning is to maintain a desired size or shape. If plants were properly chosen for their site, they may only need a snip here and there. Young plants may need to be pruned to encourage good branch structure. Another reason for prun-ing is to remove damaged branches. Due to all of the freezes we are experiencing this winter, there will be some plant damage. You may want to go ahead and remove unsightly brown leaves left in the wake of our cold snaps. Delay major questionable prun-ing chores until the new spring growth appears (or doesn’t appear). If you wait, you’ll be able to determine exactly what wood is dead and what is still alive. Identify cold damaged wood by nick-ing the bark with your fingernail. Injured wood will appear dark and lack any green in the cambium layer below the bark. Prune these injured branches back to a point below the browned cam-bium layer. Healthy spring flowering plants such as azaleas, spireas and dogwoods should be pruned in late spring or early summer, after the plant has bloomed. These plants have already set flower buds on last year’s growth. If you prune them now, you will cut off all those flower buds that are waiting to open in the spring. Summer bloomers such as roses and crape myrtles have not devel-oped their flower buds yet. They will flower on their new growth from this coming spring. These plants can be pruned from now until just before growth begins without sacrificing any summer flowers. Most evergreens such as holly, juniper and boxwood can be pruned anytime. You can stimu-late more plant growth by pruning just before the new spring growth starts. Or you can help keep a plant small and con-trolled by pruning right after each new flush of growth. Proper pruning techniques can even help rejuvenate an old worn out shrub. Correct timing and methods for pruning landscape plants can be found at the University of Florida/IFAS Gardening Solutions Website Cold damage to palms may be harder to assess after a freeze. If conduc-tive tissue inside the trunk has been frozen, the ability to take up water is reduced. You may not notice a problem until higher spring and sum-mer temperatures arrive. The leaves in the crown will collapse suddenly because not enough water can be supplied to them. Nothing can be done about this type of damage and the tree will continue to decline and die. There are some things you can do for your palms while waiting for the warm-up. Dead leaves provide some cold pro-tection, so don’t remove them until the chance of frost has passed. If fronds are partially green, they can still help the palm recover. Spray the palm with a copper spray at the recommended rate and repeat the treatment after ten days. This will combat any secondary infection entering through dam-aged tissue sites. Read the UF/IFAS publication for more informa-tion on treating cold-dam-age palms. Rose bushes grow well and can be enjoyed year-round in North Florida. The most successful rose gardeners make careful variety selections and use proper planting and maintenance techniques. Attend our University of Florida/IFAS Extension workshop, ‘Success With Roses in North Florida’ on Saturday, February 15. The workshop will be held at 1:30 pm at the Main Columbia County Public Library in downtown Lake City. UF/IFAS is an Equal Opportunity Institution and everyone is encour-aged to attend. Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. GARDEN TALK Nichelle Planning an event? The library can helpA re you celebrat-ing a birthday, anniversary, wedding, reunion, or a special event that you want to be memorable, but you don’t know where to start? You know I am going to say you start at the Columbia County Public Library – where else? The Library has many party planningrelated books that can be checked out, including titles about making birth-day cakes. Several of the titles are Birthday Cakes for Kids (641.8 RIG), The Birthday Party Book: How to Give Your Child a Happy Birthday (793.21 SAG), Kids’ Birthday Cakes: Spectacular Cakes for That Special Day (641.8 TRI), to list just a few. Are you interested in starting your own event planning business? Check out Start Your Own Event Planning Business (394.2068 STA) or How to Start a Home-Based Children’s Birthday Party Business (793.2 PET). If you don’t want to start a business, but want to know how to best orga-nize an event, you might try Organizing Special Events and Conferences: a Practical Guide for Busy Volunteers and Staff (361.37 DEV). Family reunions can range from backyard bar-beques to several days of celebration at parks or hotels. Large or small, if you need help plan-ning one, please check out The Family Reunion Sourcebook (394.2 WAG), Your Family Reunion: How to Plan It, Organize It and Enjoy It (394.2 MOR), Reunions for Fun-Loving Families (304.2 BAG), or Fun & Games for Family Gatherings: With a Focus on Reunions (790.1 AND). You may want to include family histories at your family reunion. You can access (for free) two well-known genealogy databas-es to search for those long lost relatives, Ancestry Library and Heritage Quest. Both of these data-bases can be searched at the Library or from another location. If you are not at the Library, you will need to have your library card number for authenti-cation that you do have an account at our Library. You may be responsible for bringing family scrapbooks to the reunion, but yours are not well organized. The Library has available for check out books on scrapbooking, including Scrapbooking Your Favorite Family Memories (745.593 SCR) and Scrapbooking Your Family History (745.593 BES). The Library also owns many general scrap-booking how-to books. Whatever the celebration, you can bet food will be a central ingredient for everyone having a good time. In addition to the birthday cake books men-tioned above, there are cookbooks available for check out that include reci-pes for all types of events and in many cuisines. General books on entertaining may be a great source for every-thing from invitations to dessert. Some titles to check out are Lulu Powers Food to Flowers: Simple, Stylish Food for Easy Entertaining (793.2 POW), Southern Living the Half-Hour Hostess: All Fun No Fuss: Easy Menus, 30-minute Recipes and Great Party Ideas (642.4 GOR), BBQ Bash: the Be-all, End-all, Party Guide From Barefoot to Black Tie (641.76 ADL), Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes With Southern Charm (641.5975 MIL), and Martha’s Entertaining (642.4 STE). For more information on planning events, please call the Library at 386-758-2101. May your celebra-tions be happy ones! AT THE LIBRARY Debbie Paulson386-758-1018dpaulson@neflin.orgQ Debbie Paulson is the director of the Columbia County Public Library. Farmers scan the horizonT he winter months are the time that area farmers survey what’s on the horizon and make important eco-nomic decisions about the crops they will grow the following spring and summer. Among the many suitable alterna-tives, area row crop farm-ers are considering corn, soybeans, peanuts, cot-ton, peas, annual grasses for livestock grazing, and sesame, which has recently emerged as a viable crop. Farmers in this area will usually spread their risk, labor, and equipment over sev-eral crops. Although one crop may be a clear eco-nomic champion any one year, planting only one crop is usually too risky of an endeavor. While many options exist, the market prices of the crops and the inputs to grow them play a large part in what will be planted each year. I often visit with area farmers and look at crop prices and budgets to assist in making the best economic decisions for their farm. As we have visited this winter, the picture of what crops will be planted in the county becomes a little clearer. I would like to discuss a few simple things as we see them. The main story is that US farmers grew what is reported by the USDA to be the largest corn crop of all time. Obviously when produc-tion is high, prices fall and the price of corn has fallen dramatically from one year ago. When the corn price dropped, many other commodity prices followed. Other major issues include two large peanut crops back-to-back, and Brazil, the world’s largest soybean grower is just beginning to harvest a very large crop. Additonally, cotton prices are retreating from the record highs of 2010. A few specific trends are emerging locally. There is “carry” in the corn market. This means that the markets or end users will pay more for corn “later” than they will now. This doesn’t bode very well for local farm-ers because there is very little grain storage or grain bins on farms. Our corn growers are usually rewarded for bringing the first corn of the year to the market. However, the market is telling them to bring it “later.” So those with grain bins will be rewarded for pro-viding that storage, and those without will sell at lower prices. There is an “inverse” in the cotton market. This is the opposite of carry, which meant that the market wants cot-ton now. Farmers who grew cotton in 2013 were rewarded, and if it were available the buyers are ready to take it. However, the market is not very interested in cotton to be delivered next fall. Cotton growers are in a challenging position that although prices are good now, they are not very strong for fall harvest and delivery. Soybeans are a bit of a bright spot in 2014 crop budgets. Although with reward there comes great risk. Much of the world soybean price is dictated by the size of the crop in Brazil. Brazil traditionally begins har-vest at this time of year, and the total crop size takes a while to be deter-mined, as the soybeans are grown over a broad area. There will probably be a few more soybeans planted locally in 2014 because at planting time, markets look to be strong. Everyone is as nervous about the peanut market this year as they were the last. Peanut buyers asked farmers to cut back on planted acres in 2013 because of a surplus of peanuts. In fact, there were almost not enough inspected warehouses in which to store peanuts following the 2012 harvest. Some of that surplus has been used, but peanut farmers are close to overwhelm-ing the market again if acres are increased over last year and weather conditions are good. Finally, there has been more interest in planting sesame. This is the same sesame as on your ham-burger buns. A long term drought affecting tradi-tional growing areas in Texas and Oklahoma has pushed that production into new areas. Overall, farmers were satisfied with the results they had on their farms last year. Unfortunately, prices have dropped about 10% compared to last year. It remains to be seen if many acres will be plant-ed at the new prices. The economics of farming and planting decisions are often complex. With the drop in prices of all avail-able local options, there will be some challeng-ing financial decisions to make. UF/IFAS Extension has been working with area farmers and we have developed Interactive Crop Budgets to help those area farmers make their decisions based on the best information available. If I can help you with information related to agriculture in Columbia County, please call the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Columbia County. UF/IFAS EXTENSION Mace BauerQ Mace Bauer is an Agronomy and Commercial Horticulture Agent with the UF/IFAS Extension of Columbia County. On the calendar for Monday, Feb. 10 Tea for SurvivorsThe second annual Tea for Cancer Survivors will be held on Monday, Feb. 10 from 2-4 p.m. at the Womans Club. The event is co-hosted by the American Cancer Society. The afternoon will include entertainment, socializing, and informa-tion about the American Cancer Society, as well as tea and home-made goodies. To register, call Katie Griffin at 386-752-4198. At the library2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and guest speaker Jennifer Pharr Davis will join the community at the Main Library on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. to talk about her latest book, Called Again, and her record-breaking experience of completing the Appalachian Trail in just 46 days. Women’s CancerThe Women’s Cancer Support Group of Lake City will meet at Baya Pharmacy East, 780 SE Baya Drive from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10. Guests are welcome. Information at 386-752-4198 or 386-755-0522.


By AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the ReporterFORT WHITE — Compared to chorus programs at some Florida high schools, the one at Fort White High School is small and not very exclu-sive. It does not require an audition to join, so the 30 members of the current high school chorus are simply those who signed up for chorus as one of their electives. Those who do soon find out that chorus is no easy “A.” Their teacher and director, Tina Johnson, has been teaching music in the Columbia County school system for 28 years and can be a demanding taskmistress. But her love of both music and her students comes through in the quality of their perfor-mances – quality that, for the eighth straight year, has led to a performance at the Walt Disney World Resort complex as part of Disney’s “Magic Music Days.” Representing Fort White High School and Columbia County before an international audience, the high school chorus will perform at Downtown Disney on Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 pm. The path to the 25-minute show began at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. During the fall semester, Johnson’s first few weeks were taken up by assessing her stu-dents’ maturity as musi-cians and vocalists. As in previous years, there were always adjustments to be made from the previous year due to graduation and students who left the chorus to pursue other interests. New chorus members who did not already know how to sight-read musical scores had to learn, and all students worked on vocal technique and musical interpretation. Based on her assessments, Johnson then began selecting music for performance. The annual Christmas concert accounted for a goodly part of the selections, but other music was chosen specifically with Disney auditions in mind. (In keeping with the nature of the performance and the venue, selections for Disney auditions are typically from Broadway musicals or movie soundtracks.) Because of the distances many groups would have to travel, Disney auditions for its Performing Arts Onstage programs are not held “live.” Instead, the FWHS chorus created a DVD presenting two selec-tions of its music on Dec. 17, 2013, and submitted it for evaluation by Disney professionals. DVDs submitted by choruses and vocal ensembles are evaluated on their musi-cal quality, the suitability of the selected music for showcasing the group’s abilities, the group’s ener-gy and stage presence, and the suitability of the music for a family audience. “The Disney performance is always a high-light of the students’ year,” said Johnson, who was notified of her group’s acceptance in January. “They’ll be working hard for it. Beginning on Feb. 27, they’ll have after-school rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays in addition to their regular classes. Johnson’s students are working hard on more than their music. At $150 per student, it will cost $4,500 for the performance package, which includes transportation by charter bus, hotel accommoda-tions, park tickets, and one meal ticket; individual students will be person-ally responsible for other meals and any souvenirs they wish to buy. To defray the costs, the stu-dents are selling “World’s Finest Chocolate” candy bars as a fundraiser. (Anyone wishing to con-tribute to the chorus’ fund-raising efforts can contact Johnson at Between fundraising and rehearsals, Johnson’s students are packing a lot of extra work into already busy schedules. But for them, it isn’t about work; it’s about pursuing a dream. And for the eighth straight year, their Disney dream is coming true. • Sweetwater Branch Inn 800-595-7760 • Ward’s Jewelry & Gifts 752-5470 • Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center 386-364-5250 • Holiday Inn 754-1411, ext. 106 • GeGee’s Studio 758-2088 6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Baker County family finds help for son at Lake City speech pathologistFrom staff reportsAs their son Weston approached his second birthday, Susannah Thomas and her husband realized the toddler’s speech was not in line with what they had experienced with their other four children. “Weston had very few words at age 2,” said Susannah. “By the time he was 3, he had more words, but it sounded like he was speaking a dif-ferent language.” Susannah met with a speech-language pathologist through the Baker County public school system, who offered speech therapy for Weston in a group setting. “His speech was so delayed, we felt he needed one-on-one therapy,” said Susannah. Weston’s pediatrician suggested she make an appointment with a speech language pathologist at the Drew Bradbury Center, the down-town Jacksonville location of Wolfson Children’s Rehabilitation. There, Weston was diagnosed with an artic-ulation disorder, as well as a phono-logical processing disorder, and the family learned he would need speech and language therapy twice a week. “A phonological processing disorder involves patterns of sound errors,” said Judy Hammer-Knisely, MA., CCC-SLP and CCC-A, Weston’s speech-lan-guage pathologist. “Children with this disorder frequently substitute sounds made in the back of the mouth like ‘k’ and ‘g’ for those in the front of the mouth like ‘t’ and ‘d,’ or delete conso-nant sounds in words. Children who leave off sounds or produce them in the wrong manner are very difficult to understand.” Susannah was happy to get a diagnosis and was even more pleased to learn that her son could get speech therapy at the Wolfson Children’s Specialty Center in Lake City. Because the family lives in Macclenny, travel-ing to Lake City is an easier trip for Susannah and Weston. “I pre-fer not having to drive to downtown Jacksonville.” she said. “Lake City is a straight shot down Highway 90.” With a total of five children and one on the way, the Thomas family wel-comes any extra convenience they can get. It’s been almost a year now since Weston started speech therapy at the Wolfson Children’s Specialty Center in Lake City. “When he first started speech therapy, Weston could only produce a few words,” Hammer-Knisely said. “He has made significant progress in the year he has been here.” COURTESYWeston Thomas works with his speech pathologist, Judy Ham mer-Knisely, at Wolfson Children’s Specialty Center in Lake City. Auger and Riley to wed Jimmy and Laurie Riley of Lake City are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Bryanna Renee Riley, to Christopher Auger, son of Larry and Terry Anne Auger of Lake Ci ty. Bryanna Riley and Christopher Auger are set to wed on Saturday, April 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Epiphany Catholic Church with a reception to follow at the Lake City Country Club. The bride-to-be is currently attending Florida Gateway College and works at Walmart. The groom-to-be is also attending Florida Gateway College and works at Auto Zone. Riley is the granddaughter of Mary Oalmann and the late Harry Oalmann. ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTCOURTESYFort White chorus to perform at ‘Magic Music Days’ COURTESYThe Fort White High School chorus, pictured here in perfor mance attire.WALT DISNEY WORLD As time passed, he worked a collection of odd jobs. At Guerdon’s Mobile Homes, Morrell was reminded of his father’s powerful words. He began a sideline business sell-ing upholstery from his spare bedroom, as well as bidding on leftovers from Guerdon’s. In a used building purchased from his brother, Morrell finished construc-tion on the scraps from his full-time job. He crafted cabinets, windows and more to sell. The idea flourished into Morrell’s Salvage. Though Morrell’s business suffered setbacks, including one of his origi-nal buildings burning to the ground, he continued to work toward his goal. “When we got to where we needed more space, we added more buildings,” Morrell said. “It’s been built and added to some 18 times.” Eventually, Morrell decided to change the name of the business because “Salvage” seemed to confuse the customers. People would come to the shop expecting to buy an old automobile, he added. Instead they would find a collection of odds and ends from Sears and Roebuck, purchased by Morrell from the company’s returns. “But that kind of purchasing didn’t appeal to [my children],” he said. “They wanted to upgrade it from returns and close-outs to high-quality mer-chandising. That’s when it transitioned into what it is today.” Now the company tries to keep their stock updated and fresh, offering a wide selected of options. His grandson, Hunter Mabile, said many of his early memories were from inside Morrell’s Home Furnishings. “Every job I’ve ever had was related to this some-how,” he said. “It’s been neat growing up around a family business that has been around for so long.” Morrell retired in 1989, passing his business over to his children. Rhonda and Paul Mabile took over managing the home fur-nishings store. Sixty-five at the time, Morrell decided to explore the United States with his wife. They purchased a mobile home that would eventually lead them to the Grand Canyon, Niagra Falls, Maine and even farther. “We’ve been in all directions,” Morrell said. To celebrate Morrell’s 90th birthday and his busi-ness’ 50th anniversary, the company decided to bring its founder out of retirement for one day. On Saturday, Feb. 15, Morrell will visit his store to mingle with custom-ers and reunite with old friends. Morrell’s Home Furnishings will hold a President’s Day Sale to coincide with the celebra-tions. The sale will last from Wednesday until Monday. For his 90th birthday on Friday, Morrell said he expects to have a calm family dinner that night. 50 YEARSContinued From 1D