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From staff reportsA homeless man who said he was seekingshelter from the rain was arrested Sunday morning after he broke into a church, authorities said. Jackie Armstrong, 57, was charged with burglary and criminal mischief in connection with the case. He was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility. According to Columbia County Sheriffs reports, around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, members of the Pentecostal Believers of the Coming of Christ Church found Armstrong inside the church, called authorities and waited outside for deputies to arrive. Cpl. Don Meyer, the first deputy at the scene, ordered Armstrong to exit the building. He com-plied and was taken into custody without incident. A screwdriver believed used to pry open the church door was found where Armstrong was standing, reports said. He was jailed without bond. Armstrong CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4APeople.................. 2AObituaries .............. 5A Advice & Comics ......... 3B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Hudsons family in court. COMING WEDNESDAY Local news roundup. 72 46 Mostly sunny WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterTUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NE WSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Its Jarvis vs. Siegmeister 3rd Circuit State Attorney Vol. 138, No. 64 By LAURA HAMPSONlhampson@lakecityreporter.comTwo circuit judgeships and the state attorneys seat will be contested this fall. Friday was the deadline for candidates for judge, state attorney and public defend-er to qualify for the 2012 election ballot. Third Judicial Circuit state attorney Robert Skip Jarvis will face Lake City attorney Jeff Siegmeister in November. Jarvis, a Democrat, took office in 2009 and was assistant state attorney for 24 years. Siegmeister, a Republican, has served as assistant state attorney. Both Jarvis and Siegmeister collected petition signatures to qualify. The Third Circuit serves Columbia, Dixie, Hamiliton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor counties. Circuit Judge E. Vernon Douglas will not seek re-election after 23 years in the position. Live Oak attorney Andrew J. Decker III and Live Oak attorney Frederick John Rick Schutte IV are seeking Douglas seat. Decker qualified by collecting the required petition signatures, according to the Florida Department of State Division of Elections. Schutte qualified by paying the $5,687.12 fee. Incumbent David W. Fina is unopposed for his seat on the circuit. He qualified by collecting 1,384 petition signatures. Three candidates are seeking Circuit Court Judge James Roy Beans seat, as he will not seek re-election as a full-time Field now set for Third Circuit judge, public defender races as well. Jarvis Siegmeister 3rd CIRCUIT continued on 3A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Crews replace a railroad crossing at Martin Luther Kin g Jr. Street Monday. US 441, North Marion Avenue within ci ty limits, will be closed to all traffic until May 4 as a result. Traffic will be detoured through US 90, Main Boule vard and Bascom Norris Drive. Repairs mean finding a new way to workFrom staff reportsA major Lake City thoroughfare, closed Monday for railroad crossing upgrades, will remain shut for up to two weeks, say state Department of Transportation officials. US 441, North Marion Avenue within city limits, is closed to all traffic in the immediate area of the railroad crossing at Martin Luther King Jr. Street while the crossing is replaced. The detour route for through traffic is US 90 (Duval Street), US 41 (North Main Boulevard) and County Road 100A (Bascom Norris Drive). Local traffic will be able to use Montana Street on the north side of the railroad tracks but will not be able to turn east onto Martin Luther King Jr. Street from US 441. The road closure includes pedestrians who will be directed to use the next paved crossing. Norfolk Southern crews will replace the concrete crossing and the roadway approaches will be repaved up to the crossing. All work is scheduled to be completed by 5 p.m. Friday, May 4. Law enforcement officers will be located on both sides of the crossing 24 hours a day to ensure that motorists and pedes-trians use the appropriate detour routes. The crossing was last replaced 14 years ago in May 1998. About 6,000 vehicles a day travel this section of US 441. Two weeks of detours expected Social Security By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated PressWASHINGTON Social Security is rushing even fast-er toward insolvency, driven by retiring baby boomers, a weak economy and politicians reluctance to take painful action to fix the huge retire-ment and disability program. The trust funds that support Social Security will run dry in 2033 three years earlier than previously pro-jected the government said Monday. There was no change in the year that Medicares hospital insurance fund is projected to run out of money. Its still 2024. The programs trust-ees, however, said the pace of Medicare spending contin-ues to accelerate. Congress enacted a 2 percent cut for Medicare last year, and that is the main reason the trust fund exhaustion date did not advance. The trustees who oversee both programs say high energy prices are suppress-ing workers wages, a trend they see continuing. They also expect people to work fewer hours than previously projected, even after the econ-omy recovers. Both trends would lead to lower payroll tax receipts, which support both programs. Unless Congress acts and forcefully payments to millions of Americans could be cut. If the Social Security and Medicare funds ever become exhausted, the nations two biggest benefit programs would collect only enough money in payroll taxes to pay partial benefits. Social Security could cover about 75 percent of benefits, the trust-ees said in their annual report. Medicares giant hospital fund could pay 87 percent of costs. Lawmakers should not delay addressing the longTroublecomingsoonerthanlater Its now predicted Trust Fund will go broke in 2033. FUND continued on 3A Report: Man says he broke into church to get out of the rainJASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterState workshop at LCPD Dr. Evelyn Ploumis-Devick, a program manager for leade rship and professional development in the Department of Corrections Bureau of Staff Devel opment, speaks during a strategic planning workshop for the Florida Council on th e Social Status of Black Men and Boys Monday at the Lake City Police Department.
CORRECTION The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifications will run in this space. And thanks for reading. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Man jailed over drinking soda NAPLES Authorities said a Naples man remains jailed on felony charges after leaving a McDonalds restaurant without paying for a cup of soda. Deputies arrested Mark Abaire, 52, last week after the restaurant manager told them he had asked for a cup of water and then filled it with soda from the fountain machine. Abaire was sitting out side the restaurant when the manager asked him to pay a dollar for the soda. Abaire refused, then would not leave the premises. Police arrived and arrested him. The charge is petty theft, but it was increased to a felony because Abaire has previous petty theft convictions. Whooping cough scare in Tampa TAMPA Health offi cials in Tampa said adults are probably unknowingly responsible for an out break of whooping cough. Since Jan. 1, there have been 35 cases of pertus sis also called whoop ing cough reported in Hillsborough County. The Florida Department of Health has reported 112 cases in Florida this year. A Hillsborough County Health Department spokesman sais in one case an adult infected six children who did not have vaccinations. Machete-wielding man killed by cop PANAMA CITY A machete-wielding man was shot and killed by a Panama City police officer. Police said the man was holding a machete and screaming in the middle of a street when officers arrived Sunday. They asked Clifton Delaine McKinney, 40, to put down the machete and surren der, but he refused. Panama City Police Chief John Van Etten said officers used a stun gun several times on McKinney, but it didnt have the effect it normally does. An officer then shot the man. Coast Guard seek 3 missing boaters HERNANDO BEACH The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for three miss ing boaters in the Gulf of Mexico. The search began Sunday night when three people failed to return to Hernando Beach in the Tampa Bay area. They had been expected to return about 5 p.m. Conditions in the Gulf were rough and a small craft advisory was in effect on Sunday. Woman shot by man during hunt BUNNELL Officials in North Florida said a woman is hospitalized after her boyfriend shot her in the legs during a hog-hunt ing trip. Flagler County Sheriffs deputies said Steven Egan, 52, was inside a tent with Lisa Simmons, 52, Saturday night when he saw a hog and shot at it. Egan told authorities he thought he hit the hog and left the tent to search for it. He said he heard a noise in the woods, thought it was the hog and fired in that direction. Teen arrested for setting house fire TAMPA Police said a Tampa teenager burned his house down after get ting into a fight with his mother. According to police, Aldwin Chyrstian Caceres, 18, faces first-degree arson charges after they said he poured gasoline over two couches and his mothers bed on Sunday. Police said the teen had argued with his mother about a cell phone. Caceres was being held without bail early Monday in the Hillsborough County Jail. Associated Press Trial of Hudson family members begins CHICAGO T he trial began Monday for the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudsons mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew four years ago, and although the Oscarwinning actress and singer was in the building, she wasnt present for opening statements, an official said. Hudsons fianc, David Otunga, sat in the fourth row of the Cook County courtroom gallery and stared as defendant William Balfour walked in wearing a white dress shirt and tie. Balfour is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the 2008 slayings. Prosecutors said a gift of balloons sent Hudsons then brother-in-law into such a jealous rage on Oct. 24, 2008, that he shot dead her mother, brother and nephew in a horrific act of vindictiveness in the home where the Hollywood star grew up. Balfour believed the balloons he saw at the Hudson home came from Julia Hudsons new boyfriend; driv ing away for her job as a school bus driver, she glimpsed Balfour in her mirror still lingering outside, pros ecutors have said. They said Balfour went back inside the three-story house around 9 a.m. and used a .45-caliber hand gun to kill Hudsons mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, in the living room, and then shot her brother, Jason Hudson, 29, twice in the head as he lay in bed. He allegedly drove off in Jason Hudsons SUV with Julia Hudsons son, Julian King, inside. Authorities said he shot the boy in the head as he lay behind a front seat. Mary J. Blige to sing anthem at Derby LOUISVILLE Grammy winner Mary J. Blige is expected to sing the national anthem at this years Kentucky Derby. A statement from Churchill Downs on Monday said Blige will sing The StarSpangled Banner at the Louisville track around 5:10 p.m. on May 5, shortly before the running of the 138th Kentucky Derby. Underwood, Lambert lead CMT nominations NASHVILLE With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no fur ther than the CMT Music Awards nom inations for proof country musics new favorite color is blonde. Underwood earned five nominations, Lambert has four as a solo artist and as part of her trio Pistol Annies, and Swift led a contingent of stars earning three nominations apiece for the 11th annual video awards show. Nominations were announced Monday morning on the Today show. Laguna Pueblo gives OK for The Lone Ranger LAGUNA PUEBLO, N.M. Laguna Pueblo has given permission to Disney filmmakers to use some of their land during filming of Lone Ranger. The Laguna Pueblo tribal council recently approved filmmakers and actors to use Laguna Pueblo land for parts of the movie in production in New Mexico. Tribe leaders hope the film will draw attention to the American Indian community. Associated Press Sunday: 14-18-20-28-30 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAIL Y BRIEFING TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 Page Editor: Jason M. Walker, 754-0430 Monday: Afternoon: 8-4-5-3 Evening: N/A Monday: Afternoon: 3-3-0 Evening: N/A Saturday: 1-15-22-27-31-43 x2 HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. 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Zimmerman posted bail on a $150,000 bond on a second degree murder charge in the February shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford. Thought for Today Celebrity Birthdays Actress Shirley MacLaine is 78. Actress, singer, director Barbra Streisand is 70. Actor Michael OKeefe is 57. Actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 48. Actor Djimon Hounsou is 48. I feel proud to be living in a country where people are not afraid to laugh at themselves and where political satire is tol erated by the government, if not the television network. Pat Paulsen America comedian (1927-1997) Daily Scripture It is written: As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God. Romans 14:11 Blidge Underwood
judge. Bean, who has served as Taylor County cir cuit judge since 1992, announced Friday he will seek senior circuit judge status when his term is over in January. Bean ran unopposed in 1994, 2000 and 2006. Attorney Angela M. Cancio, Lake City attor ney Wes Douglas and Live Oak attorney Jimmy Prevatt are running for his seat. Cancio qualified as a write in candidate and paid the $5,687.12 fee. Douglas also qualified by paying the fee. Prevatt qualified by collecting 1,326 peti tion signatures. Blair Payne, assistant public defender, will run unopposed for Third Judicial Circuit Public Defender. He qualified by collecting 1,217 petition signatures. Third Judicial Circuit Public Defender Dennis Roberts announced in July that he would not seek another term in office, after six consecu tive terms since 1988. Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 3A 3A Your Local Mortgage Connection 291 SW Sisters Welcome Rd. 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Get them all with Discount Double Check 0901116.1 John Kasak, Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 www.johnkasak.com 3rd CIRCUIT: Field is set Continued From Page 1A FUND: Now predicted to go broke in 2033 Continued From Page 1A Candidates for county races face May 7 deadline By LAURA HAMPSON firstname.lastname@example.org Candidates for federal, state, multi-county and county races have until this summer to qualify by collecting enough signa tures or paying a fee. State attorney, judicial and pub lic defender candidates were required to qualify by April 20. Columbia County seats up for election this year are clerk of courts, property appraiser, sheriff, supervi sor of elections, tax collec tor and superintendent of schools. County commis sion districts one, three and five are up for elec tion, as are school board districts two and four. If collecting petitions, candidates have until May 7 at noon to turn in sig natures to the supervisor of elections. Countywide seats require 400 verified signatures while school district and commission seats require 80, according to the Columbia County Supervisor of Elections office. If candidates qualify instead by paying a fee they have until June 8 at noon. The primary election is Aug. 14 and the general election is Nov. 6. run financial challenges facing Social Security and Medicare, the trustees wrote. If they take action sooner rather than later, more options and more time will be available to phase in changes so that the public has adequate time to prepare. The trustees project that Social Security benefits will increase next year, though the increase could be small. They project a cost-of-livingadjustment, or COLA, of 1.8 percent for 2013; the actual amount wont be known until October. Beneficiaries got a 3.6 percent increase this year, the first after two years without one. More than 56 million retirees, dis abled workers, spouses and children receive Social Security. The average retirement benefit is $1,232 a month; the average monthly benefit for dis abled workers is $1,111. About 50 million people are cov ered by Medicare, the medical insur ance program for older Americans. Americas aging population increased by millions of retiring baby boomers is straining both Social Security and Medicare. Potential options to reduce Social Security costs include raising the full retire ment age, which already is being gradually increased to 67, reducing annual benefit increases and limiting benefits for wealthier Americans. Policymakers could also increase the amount of wages that are sub ject to Social Security taxes. Social Security is financed by a 6.2 percent tax on the first $110,100 in workers wages. It is paid by both employers and workers. Congress temporarily reduced the tax on workers to 4.2 percent for 2011 and 2012, though the programs finances are being made whole through increased government borrowing. The Medicare tax rate is 1.45 percent on all wages, paid by both employees and workers. Social Security is split into two funds one for retirement and sur vivor benefits and one for disability. The retirement fund is projected to run out of money in 2035 while the disability fund is projected to run dry in 2016. Combined, the two funds will last until 2033. In the absence of a long-term solution, the trustees who oversee Social Security are urging Congress to shore up the disability system by reallocating money from the retire ment program, just as lawmakers did in 1994. Social Securitys trust funds con tain a total of $2.7 trillion. The money is invested in U.S. Treasury bonds. The government has used the cash to pay for other programs. The trust funds have been paying out more in benefits than they have collected in payroll taxes since 2010. The funds, however, will continue to grow until 2021 because they will earn interest on the Treasury bonds, the trustees said. Many advocates for seniors worry that Washington is too focused on benefit cuts as a way to shore up Social Security. They argue that the programs finances are not as dire as some policymakers contend. After 77 years and 13 recessions, Social Security continues to prove itself time and again as the most effec tive public program in our nations history, keeping its promise to our seniors, disabled workers, widows and children, said Rep. Xavier Becerra, the top Democrat on the House Social Security Subcommittee. Medicare is trickier to address because it has to contend with health care inflation, not just an aging popu lation. Options include raising the eligibility age, cutting payments to service providers, shifting more costs to beneficiaries or even privatizing the program. On Monday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner called Social Security and Medicare the twin pil lars of retirement security in this country, and he declared, It is criti cal that reforms are slowly phased in over time so current beneficiaries are not affected and future beneficia ries do not experience precipitous changes. President Barack Obamas health care law is supposed to trim Medicare expenses by $500 billion, extending the life of the program. But some independent experts doubt the full savings will materialize, and even the administration concedes more cuts are needed. If Republicans succeed in repealing the law, they will have to come up with similar cuts of their own. The Affordable Care Act began this process with the most signifi cant entitlement reform in decades, Geithner said, referring to the new health law. Alternative cost projections pre pared by the trustees technical experts suggest the Medicare cuts in the health care law would be unsus tainable, driving payment rates so low that 15 percent of hospitals, nursing homes and home health providers would be in the red by 2019. The trustees conceded that their own Medicare projections could be too rosy. Based on current law, they assume cuts in payments to doctors that Congress routinely waives will actually take place. They also assume the health care law will squeeze the full amount of its cuts from the pro gram. Medicares actual future costs are highly uncertain and are likely to exceed those shown ...in this report, the trustees said. Republicans, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, are propos ing to overhaul Medicare by convert ing it into a system that mainly relies on private health insurance plans to cover future retirees. Beneficiaries would get a fixed payment from the government, with low-income seniors in poor health receiving more. Obama says he wants to preserve the existing program and its federally guaranteed benefits. But in negotia tions with congressional Republicans last year, he went further than most Democrats by signaling he was will ing to raise the eligibility age by two years to 67. Hes also willing to limit future increases in Medicare spending, a policy that prompts seri ous misgivings from groups such as AARP. Todays report reminds us that Medicare must be reformed and strengthened or it will soon collapse, said Lanhee Chen, Romneys policy director. The trustees who oversee the pro grams are Geithner, Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. There are also two public trustees, Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer. From staff reports Columbia County NAACP President John F. Mayo announces the 30th annual Freedom Fund Luncheon on Saturday, April 28, 12 noon, at the Winfield Community Center, located 1324 NW Winfield Street. The semi-formal affair is expected to attract an audience of some 300 persons, including the sheriff, chief of police, Third Circuit Judges, Supt. of Schools, Tax Collector, Supervisor of Elections, the clergy, and a host of others. Keynote speaker is the dynam ic Reverend Nelson B. Rivers, III, NAACP Vice President of Stakeholders Relations. Some 30 years ago it was said that the Branch could not host a Luncheon at noon on Saturday at the Holiday Inn. Here we are today, 30 years later, a colossal success. This is the Branchs major fundrais er; President Mayo cordially invites the publics cooperation, participa tion and attendance. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased from any NAACP board member. Founded in 1909 by a group of black and white citizens, the NAACP is the nations oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are pre mier advocates for civil rights in their communities. Rivers Freedom Fund Luncheon set for Saturday COURTESY The youngsters of Suwannee Valley 4Cs will benefit from a grant from the local Altrusa Club. Learning Backpacks, courtesy Altrusa From staff reports Suwannee Valley 4Cs Head Start program recently received a grant from Altrusa International of Lake City to purchase Take Home Learning Backpacks for eight Head Start classrooms in Columbia County. Michele Ward, Executive Director of Suwannee Valley 4Cs, said our program was very blessed to receive the Altrusa grant, without it we would not have been able to purchase this valuable resource to build on the school readiness skills that are basic to our program and provide addi tional opportunities for parents to be involved in their childrens learning. The 8 backpack sets include 16 dif ferent backpacks that cover literacy, mathematics, science, health and nutrition. The sets include charts for teachers to track use of the back packs and childrens progress. We have received a lot of positive feedback from parents and teachers on the backpacks. They are a great addition to the take home learning activities that we already provide. The backpacks have been a real plus in reinforcing the school readiness skills children need as they enter Kindergarten. We are very grateful Altrusa chose us to receive the grant. Altrusas commitment to early liter acy and community involvement fits together perfectly with our programs mission to provide comprehensive early childhood services and parent involvement. Suwannee Valley 4Cs is a nonprofit corporation and the area grantee for Head Start and Early Head Start. The agency provides comprehensive early childhood services to 494 chil dren from birth to age 5 at 10 centers in Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee counties.
Q Phil Hudgins is senior editor of Community Newspapers Inc. G rape Nuts is my cereal of choice. The late Euell Gibbons said the crunchy nuggets are good for a person, and I believed him. My wife said shed just as soon eat pea grav-el from the roadside. Gibbons also said that yarrow is healthful. It makes a nice tea and is considered to be a love charm. If the fed-eral government hears about its charming powers, how-ever, the FDA will step in and require that buyers register as yarrow users. My wife loves this plant. She had yarrow in her flower bed at one time, but I cut it down with a weed whacker. I thought it was a weed. Older and somewhat wiser, I know now that love comes in many forms. Sometimes it looks like a weed. I learned a little about plants from the late Marie Mellinger, who led nature lovers through hills and valleys, naming prac-tically every plant as she went. She wrote a book, Roadside Rambles, a guide for folks brave enough to eat wild edi-bles. I keep it in our tiny read-ing room for quick reference. Speaking of wild edibles, my daddy said he broke his arm eating breakfast during the Great Depression. He fell out of a persimmon tree. We have a persimmon tree in our yard, just in case. It looked dead a few years ago, but mirac-ulously rose again, like a phoe-nix from the ashes. The fruit is edible but not very tasty; even the dogs wont eat it. But its another form of love, growing outside our kitchen window. I remember stomping maypops when I was a boy. I thought that was their only purpose: to be popped. But Maries book suggests you slice them and simmer for five minutes. Strain, add lemon juice and sugar and serve over ice with lemon slices and mint. Maypops, by the way, come from the passion flower vine, but dont tell Uncle Sam. And then you have blackberries and their first cousin, dewberries. I dont have to tell you how much love is packed into blackberries. When Earl Palmers Uncle Ralph Deaton died, one of his relatives walked around his casket three times while toting a blackberry cobbler and, sure enough, Uncle Ralph didnt sit up. So they closed the casket and bur-ied him. They werent being cute or cruel. They were just following Ralphs instructions. Two other wild edibles, hips and hawsnot to be confused with hems and haws, which is what politicians specialize inwill enhance your mood, in case youre in a bad one. Theyre used for tea and syr-ups and can be candied for special treats. Hips come from roses, haws from hawthorn trees. Use one or the other. Ingesting hips and haws at the same time might cause your mood to overswing. So there. Ive given you a short lesson on some lovely edibles found in the hills and valleys and on roadsides. For convenience, though, you might try Grape Nuts. Or pea gravel. On peagravel, Grape Nuts ONE OPINION S pokespeople and pun-dits stick their foot in it all the time. But rarely do we see public rela-tions heavy artillery brought out to do damage con-trol to the extent provoked by Hilary Rosens recent remark that Ann Romney never worked a day in her life. President Barack Obama himself responded to this: It was the wrong thing to say. First lady Michelle Obama tweeted, repudiating Rosen: Every mother works hard and every woman deserves to be respected. Clearly, Rosens short verbal assault on Ann Romney was something the Obama campaign apparatus saw as a very serious problem. But why? It seems ridiculous to think that women, married and at home or otherwise, would change their vote based on this relatively trivial observation. Veteran Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg called this nothing story and predicted it would have no effect on how women vote in this election. But no one can accuse the Obama political machine of being dumb. Quite the opposite. So, again, how to explain the high-level, PR damage-control barrage to clean up the per-ceived mess made by Rosen? Heres the real problem that I believe they saw. The issue was not so much what Hilary Rosen said, but who said it. More than Rosens words, her persona itself is an assault on working-class, traditional-thinking Americans of both sexes. Rosen, who works closely with the White House, is a lesbian, high-dollar, inside-the-beltway Washington power broker. She and her former partner, Elizabeth Birch, the former executive director of the Human Rights Campaign -an organization championing rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders -adopted two black children. Her current lesbian partner is Randi Weisgarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers -the nations second largest teachers union. At a time when it is critical for Obama to gain support and confidence of the same middle-of-the-road white working-class Americans who swung over to him in 2008, the last thing he needs is to have Rosen become a poster child for his party. She has earned millions, The Daily Reporter blog noted after obtaining her tax records, in the very influence-peddling and power-brokering business that Obama campaigned that he would purge from Washington. Her lifestyle embodies and boldly conveys the view that traditional American values and the traditional American family should no longer be considered the way but one of many pos-sible legitimate lifestyle choices. Obama was elected president in 2008 by voters unhappy with the Republican Party and unhappy with the status quo in Washington. He sold himself as a new kind of politician -a fresh, new beginning. But now he has a record and it is not pretty. And that same record points clearly to the fact that this is a man of the hard left, who heads a party of the left. But his big problem is that he needs to be re-elected in a country that is right of center. The most recent Gallup polling on this shows that 40 percent of Americans self-identify as con-servative, 35 percent as moder-ate, and 21 percent as liberal. It has never been clearer that there is indeed a liberal America and a conservative America, and that todays big question is which will define what will be the United States of America. The president and his party have a huge political challenge to continue the shell game with voters and obscure the fact that they stand for liberal, left wing America and that Hilary Rosen does indeed typify their party. Its why Rosens remarks and sudden high profile provoked political panic in the White House. Obamas real problem with Hilary Rosen LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editor:I was disgusted by the aritcle on the front page of todays paper Watergate figure Colson dies and the fact that, except for a brief reference to his founding of Prison Fellowship Ministries, the entire report concerned his connection to the ill-conceived machinations sur-rounding the attempts to gain intellgence on the Democratic Party. He served less than a year in prison. Altogether the entire episode of his wrong-doing and penalizaton was confined to less than three years of his life. A life that henceforth brought uncountable relief to thousands of prisoners here and abroad through his guidance of Prison Fellowship. Over the ensu-ing nearly four decades he was awarded many citations of approval for his efforts, includ-ing the Templeton Prize. Some of your younger readers may not have any idea of what Watergate was all about. I well know the history of that time in this nations politics, and like many others, I was sickened by it. But the transfor-mation that came over Chuck Colson while in prison brought about many historic changes in the lives of those he and Prison Fellowship touched over these past decades. This part of a truly good mans life was ignored in your article. George KrewsonLake City Coverage of Colson was unbalanced Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties 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 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 writers 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 E-MAIL: email@example.com Phil Hudginsphudgins@cninewspapers.com R ising GOP star Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has broken with his partys lockstep march to the right on immigration and, in doing so, has thrown a political lifeline to his partys presump-tive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. While details are lacking and the freshman lawmaker has yet to introduce the actual bill, Rubio has proposed allowing young illegal immigrants -who were brought here as children and who have completed high school -to apply for legal sta-tus that would allow them to remain in the U.S., work and get a drivers license. He does not lay out a path to citizenship, unlike the Democrats proposed DREAM Act, which does so for young illegal immigrants who serve in the military or pursue at least a bachelors degree in college. Immigration hard-liners dismissed Rubios proposal as a two-step process of amnesty. Its hardly amnesty, but once given permanent residency, the now-legal young immigrants would presumably be free to apply for citizenship. Those details have yet to be supplied -and given how explosive the issue is among some Republicans, Rubio would be well advised to keep his plan vague. Romney has said flatly that all illegal immigrants should leave. He proposed a database that would make it impossible for them to get jobs, the idea being they would just give up and get out -self-deport, in his words. Rubio, a Cuban-American, is offering Romney some help he may need, because Hispanics are increasingly a key swing vote, especially in many of the battleground states like Rubios Florida. A Pew Research Center poll this week showed Obama ahead of Romney among Hispanic voters, 67 percent to 27 percent. Rubiobreaksranks Q Scripps Howard News Service OPINION Tuesday, April 24, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A To the Editor: Choosing Obama?? Whether you are a Christian or not choosing Obama has already been a disaster for this country!! Social Security is really not an entitlement as the government would have you think. You paid into it and if the government had not put it into the general fund there would be plenty for all of those WHO PAID INTO IT to get what was rightfully theirs in the first place. The government cannot not give you anything monetarily without first taking it from someone else either in taxes or just plain confiscating it. The government has no money of its own WE THE PEOPLE give it to them in the form of taxes which they therein squander it on programs as they see fit. In Obamas case he has squandered TRILLIONS during his first term and some of you want him to keep squan-dering!! Please take your show on the road with him my insurance has gone up since he has been in office and if this OBAMA care is held by the Supreme Court then you and I will have the government telling us if we can afford to live or die. Soooooooo, please get off the Christian gambit and use your head...Obama gives you nothing he doesnt take from someone else first!! Manuel EnosLake City Christian or not, dont choose Obama Star Parkerparker@urbancure.org Q Star Parker is president of CURE, Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (www.urbancure.org) and author of three books.
April 24 Gardening N. Fla. Style UF/IFAS and Master Gardener Volunteers will host a two-day Gardening North Florida Style workshop April 24 at the Columbia County Extension Facility located at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Topics rang ing from from rain barrel making to edible landscap ing are demonstration and hands-on. Single day fee is $15. For more informa tion or to register please contact Nichelle Demorest at the Columbia County Extension Office at 7525384. Hospice benefit event The Pet Spot of Lake City announces the first annual Spring Fling Yappy Hour on Tuesday, April 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. located at 872 S.W. Main Blvd. in Lake City to benefit the Hospice of the Nature Coast. For a $10 donation there will be pet photos, pet therapy and obedience training, Lake City Police Departments K-9 unit, and Ask a Vet advice from the Lake City Animal Hospital. Hors d Oeuvres, Beer, Wine, soft drinks and water will be available throughout the evening. Come and enjoy live music, various vendors and a raffle. For more infor mation call the Hospice of the Nature Coast at 386755-771. April 25 Quilters guild The Lady of the Lake Quilters Guild will meet on Wednesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. with social time at 9:30 a.m. at Teen Town, 533 NW Desoto St. The program this month will be the Ugly Fabric Swap. Bring one yard of fabric you dont like and trade for someone elses ugly fab ric. Bring fourteen 2 1/2 strips of the same fabric, cut WOF, in a zip lock with your name on it for this fun fabric exchange. You will receive 14 strips back of assorted fabrics. April fabric is small spring flow ers/floral. You dont have to be a member to attend a meeting. For information call 386 754-9330. Food assistance Catholic Charities Lake City Regional Office and the Department of Children and Families presents Feed a Family Outreach and SNAP Outreach April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at 501 SE Demorest Street in Live Oak. Food Stamp applica tions being taken onsite. First come, first served. Suwannee County residents do not need an ID. You are eligible to receive food from TEFAP if your house hold meets the income guidelines or participates in Income Eligibility, SNAP (Food Stamps), TANF, SSI, or Medicaid. For more information please call: Catholic Charities 386-7549180. April 26 Mil. officers meeting The Suwannee River Valley Chapter of the Military Officers Associaton of America (MOAA) will hold its monthly meeting at the Lake City Elks Lodge, 359 NE Hernando St., on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. If you are a retired or former military officer, please join us at out next meeting. For information or to RSVP call Susan Palmer at 697-6828. Kindergarten orien. Kindergarten orientation for students and parents will be held at each elementary school on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. Parents or guardians of children who will be five years of age on or before September 1 should attend the meet ing at the school for which their child is zoned. For more information call the school district office at (386) 755-8000. Landlords meeting There will be a land lords meeting April 26 at 6 p.m. in the Shands LakeShore Regional Medical Center confer ence room. Representative Elizabeth Porter will speak on the bills presented n Tallahassee and the out come. Rental owners and managers are welcome. Call 755-0110 for informa tion. April 27 Fish dinner Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5056 SW State Road 47 in Lake City, pre pares fish dinners every Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is $6 for two filets, corn, baked beans, hush puppies, cole slaw and tarter sauce. Take out or eat in. Purple Heart meeting Chapter 772 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will be holding its annual election of officers on April 27 in the VA Hospital Administrators Conference Room at 3:30 p.m. following the Chapters sponsored Bingo for veterans in the hospital Auditorium from 2 till 3 p.m. All Chapter members and holders of the Purple Heart Medal are requested to attend. For information 3868671687. Hospice vol. training Hospice of the Nature Coast is providing orienta tion training for individuals who are interested in learn ing more about Hospice and Hospice volunteer opportunities. The volun teer training will be Friday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hospice of the Nature Coast offices, 857 SW Main Blvd. suite 125 in the Lake City Plaza. The class provides an overview of the Hospice philosophy, history and services. Join us from 10 a.m. to noon to qualify for non-patient sup port volunteer opportuni ties. To qualify to work with patients, stay on from noon to 4 p.m. for patient support training (lunch provided). For orientation reserva tions, contact Hospice of the Nature Coast Volunteer Manager Rebecca McCuller at 386.755.7714. April 28 Free concert The Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale will be in concert at First Presbyterian Church of Lake City on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. For more information call Bill Poplin at 3654932. Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 5A 5A Robert Woodard Financial Advisor 148 North Marion Ave. Lake City, FL 32055-3915 Bus. 386-752-1215 TF Fax 800-217-2105 TF. 888-752-1215 firstname.lastname@example.org www.edwardjones.com V IRGINIA T INER & A SSOCIA T ES Auto | Home | Business | Life 386.752.2345 email@example.com brightway.com 742 SE Baya Dr., Suite 102 Lake City Marlon Ivey LTD Surety Agent Marlon Ivey Bail Bonds If you go to jail, give me a call. I can get you out. Tuesday, April 24th Friday, April 27t h COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Laura Hampson at 754-0427 or by e-mail at lhampson@ lakecityreporter.com. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Roundup for a Cure Mayor Stephen Witt presents a proclamation for Relay for Life of Columbia Countys Roundup for a Cure event, which will be held at the Columbia High School stadium on April 27, from 6 p.m. to April 28 at noon. Pictured are Estralita Taylor (from left), team development coordina tor; American Cancer Society High Five Unit board members Vernon Lloyd; Maureen Lloyd; Witt; board member and mission education chair Katie Griffin and board member and event chair Kim Nicholson. This event is open to the community and can enjoy the luminaries, the survivors lap, various entertainment and food. Jan Clark Jan Clark was born February 21, 1942, and passed away on April 19, 2012. She is survived and re membered by her husband Roger Clark, her son; Chuck Harper (Tonya), her sister, Rae Art man (Fred) three grandchildren; Brian, Chad and Jana Harp er, eight great grandchildren; Darien, Evan, Denny, Kalvin SorrellHarper, Daryl, Cadence, Barbie, and Landon Harper. Ar rangements are under the direc tion of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME (386) 752-1954, 3596 S. U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, Florida. Ernest Edward Keith Ernest Edward Keith, age 83 of Lake City, passed away Sat urday, April 21, 2012. He was born March 30, 1929 in Varna, Illinois to Cortis Everett and Maggie Melissa Embry Keith. Ernest served our country in the United States Air Force in both Korea and Vietnam. He retired as Master Sergeant. He was an avid car enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his sons, Ernest, Jr. and Eric Keith. He is survived by his wife, Do lores Korson Keith of Lake City, FL; son, Shawn Keith of Alachua, FL, daughter, Kathleen Kathy Keith of Gainesville, FL and step son, Robert Korson, of Gaines ville, FL; sisters, Betty Lemke of AZ and Elsie Keith of Louis ville, KY; brothers, Emmitt Keith and Chester Keith of Louisville, KY and Ray Keith of Evans ville, IN; 9 grandchildren, Kevin, Karson, Chris, Robbie, Jeffrey, Megan, Rachel, Kylee and Sta cee and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be con ducted Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the cha pel of WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWN TOWN 404 North Main Street, with Rev. Loyal Frisbie-Knudsen in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, with military honors. The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. wish may make memorials to Haven Hospice of North Cen tral Florida, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Gainesville, Fl 32606. FOR FURTHER INFOR MATION WILLIAMSTHOMAS DOWNTOWN (352) 376-7556 Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. O BITU A RIES
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By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comKEYSTONE HEIGHTS Good pitching and time-ly hitting continue to carry Fort White High baseball, and this time it is to the District 5-4A tournament semifinals. Fort White beat host Keystone Heights High, 4-0, on Monday. Fort White advances to play Williston High at 7 p.m. today. Kevin Dupree and Lane Pendergrast combined for the shutout. Dupree pitched five hitless inning before giving way to Pendergrast after a lead-off triple by Robbie Rossano in the sixth inning. Dupree walked five and struck out five. Pendergrast got out the inning without a run with the help of catcher Bryce Beach who threw out his second runner of the game trying to steal second base. Pendergrast did not allow a hit. He walked four and struck out three. Pendergrast was clutch at the plate. He produced two-out RBI-singles in the fourth and sixth innings. In the fifth, Brandon Myers reached on an error and stole second before Pendergrast delivered. In the sixth inning Robby Howell had an infield sin-gle. Kodey Owens pinchran and stole second, as Cody Moniz walked. Moniz followed Owens to the plate on and outfield error. Bryce Beach scored Fort Whites first run after a lead-off single in the first inning. By JENNA FRYERAssociated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. The last 901.5 miles at NASCARs top level have been quick and clean, the kind of races where a team can tinker on the car the entire day and not worry about artificial on-track action ruining a strong run. Its a racers dream, but its apparently a fans nightmare. By DAVE SKRETTAAssociated PressKANSAS CITY, Kan. It seemed as if Denny Hamlin was out for a Sunday afternoon drive at Kansas Speedway, hanging around the leaders most of the day but never really giving any-body too much reason to worry. Turned out that Hamlin was playing possum, just as he did at Phoenix earlier this year. His team kept making slight adjustments on every stop and had his Toyota dialed in late in the race when Hamlin charged past Martin Truex Jr. for the lead. He then held off Truexs last-ditch move with two laps remaining to win for the second time this season. It felt a lot like Phoenix in the sense of we kind of hung around the top five all day, said Hamlin, who was third at Kansas last year. At the end we just kind of make our charge, make our run, and there were some things that had to happen the last run really for us to work out, and those things happened. The victory gave his Joe Gibbs Racing team some momentum heading to Richmond, where the Virginia driver has won twice before and where he certainly wont sneak up on anybody. By MARK LONGAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE When asked what Jacksonvilles top need is heading into the NFL draft, general manager Gene Smith was quick to respond. Talent, he said.No doubt, the Jaguars are lacking it on both sides of the ball. And that makes this weeks three-day draft, which begins Thursday night, pivotal for a rebuild-ing franchise that has missed the playoffs 10 of the last 12 years. The Jaguars have the seventh pick in the first round, their fifth consecutive year with a top-10 selection. What they do with it is anyones guess. The Jaguars, though, have made it clear they would like to trade down from No. 7 and acquire extra picks. They have fielded calls for weeks about poten-tial swaps, but no deal will be made until draft night. Weve already received more phone calls this year than any other year, per-sonnel director Terry McDonough said. Theres some jockeying going on. If the Jaguars stay put, expect them to select a pass rusher or a receiver. Although Jacksonville re-signed defensive end Jeremy Mincey in free agency, the team did nothing else to upgrade a D-line that has some glaring holes. Defensive end Aaron Kampman has missed 15 games over the last two seasons because of knee injuries, a bad sign for a 32-year-old player. Defensive tackle DAnthony Smith, a third-round pick in 2010, hasnt played a down in two years. Tyson Alualu, John Chick and Austen Lane also are coming off injuries. And theres defensive end Terrance Knighton, who will miss the major-ity of the offseason follow-ing unplanned eye surgery. Knighton, who has battled weight issues throughout his career, was struck in the face during a bar fight earlier this month. The Jaguars could draft South Carolinas Melvin Ingram or Mississippi States Fletcher Cox to help bolster the D-line. Ingram is considered the best edge rusher in the draft, and Cox is considered the top tackle. Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, April 24, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org BRIEFS Helping defensive line, pass rush are major concerns. PITS continued on 2B After hanging around, passes Truex for victory. Today Q Columbia High softball at Oakleaf High in Class 6A regional quarterfinal, 4 p.m. Q Columbia High baseball vs. Wolfson High/Atlantic Coast High winner in District 4-6A tournament at Atlantic Coast, 7 p.m. Q Fort White High baseball vs. Williston High in District 5-4A tournament semifinal at Keystone Heights High, 7 p.m. Wednesday Q Columbia High track in Region 1-3A meet at University of North Florida, noon Saturday Q Fort White Highs Sitia Martinez in FHSAA Class 2A state track meet at University of North Florida, 4 p.m. GAMES FORT WHITE BASEBALL Dugout Club elections May 7 The Fort White Dugout Club has elections for board members at 6:30 p.m. May 7. The meeting will be at Fort White High. Current board members can be contacted for information. For details, call Jeanne Howell at 288-5537. T-BALL Coaches meeting at Girls Club Lake City Recreation Department T-ball has a coaches meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Girls Club. For details, call Heyward Christie at 754-3607 or e-mail email@example.com FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Fundraiser at Applebees The Fort White Quarterback Club has a fundraiser Wednesday at Applebees Neighborhood Grill & Bar on U.S Highway 90 west. Submit a flyer and Applebees will donate 10 percent of the bill to the Quarterback Club. For details, call club president Harold Bundy at 365-5731. YOUTH SOCCER CYSA sign-up for summer league Columbia Youth Soccer Associations summer recreational league registration for ages 3-16 is 6-7 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Fee of $65 includes uniform. All games and practices are weekday evenings. The season starts the week of June 18 for approximately six weeks. For details, call 288-2504 or 288-4481. ZUMBA Classes offered at Teen Town The Lake City Recreation Department offers Zumba classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Teen Town. Cost is $5 per class. For details, call Sarah Sandlin at 758-0009.Q From staff reports ASSOCIATED PRESSJacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) is chased by quarterbacks coach Greg Olson during a dri ll at NFL football minicamp in Jacksonville on Tuesday. Indians advanceJags open to trading No. 7 pick in draftKirkman gets startJASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White Highs Robby Howell (10) gets an out on Bradfo rd Highs Kendall Norman (3) at third base in a game in Fort White on March 13.From staff reportsLake Citys Michael Kirkman is returning to where he made his mark. Kirkman is with Round Rock Express, the Texas Rangers Triple-A farm club in the Pacific Coast League. He was in spring training with the Rangers, but started the season at Round Rock. Kirkman was struggling as a reliever this season. In 5 23 innings in five appearances, he had given up 12 hits and has an ERA of 11.12. Round Rock gave Kirkman a start against Omaha on Friday. Kirkman pitched three shutout innings with two hits, three walks and two strikeouts. He faced 13 batters and threw 50 pitches, 27 for strikes. The Express won the game 2-1, though Kirkman was not involved in the decision. Kirkman was PCL Pitcher of the Year as a starter in 2010. He was brought up to bullpen for the Rangers and pitched in the 2010 World Series. He spent several weeks last season in the Texas bullpen. ASSOCIATED PRESSDenny Hamlin (11) makes a pit stop during the NASCAR S print Cup race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., on Sunday.In The Pits: Racing or wrecking? Hamlin wins at Kansas Speedway
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today BOWLING 7 p.m. ESPN2 Womens, USBC Queens, at Arlington, Texas CYCLING 5 p.m. NBCSN Tour de Romandie, prologue, at Lausanne, Switzerland (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, N.Y. Yankees at Texas or Boston at Minnesota 10 p.m. WGN Chicago White Sox at Oakland NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT Miami at Boston 10:30 p.m. TNT Phoenix at Utah NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, Florida at New JerseyBASKETBALLNBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GBy-Boston 37 27 .578 x-New York 34 30 .531 3x-Philadelphia 34 30 .531 3New Jersey 22 43 .338 15 12 Toronto 22 43 .338 15 12 Southeast Division W L Pct GBy-Miami 46 18 .719 x-Atlanta 38 26 .594 8x-Orlando 36 28 .563 10Washington 18 46 .281 28 Charlotte 7 57 .109 39 Central Division W L Pct GBy-Chicago 48 16 .750 x-Indiana 42 23 .646 6 12 Milwaukee 31 33 .484 17 Detroit 24 41 .369 24 12 Cleveland 21 43 .328 27 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GBy-San Antonio 48 16 .750 x-Memphis 40 25 .615 8 12 x-Dallas 36 29 .554 12 12 Houston 33 32 .508 15 12 New Orleans 20 44 .313 28 Northwest Division W L Pct GBy-Oklahoma City 46 18 .719 x-Denver 36 28 .563 10 Utah 34 30 .531 12Portland 28 37 .431 18 12 Minnesota 26 39 .400 20 12 Pacific Division W L Pct GBx-L.A. Lakers 41 24 .631 x-L.A. Clippers 40 24 .625 12 Phoenix 33 31 .516 7 12 Golden State 23 41 .359 17 12 Sacramento 21 43 .328 19 12 x-clinched playoff spoty-clinched division Late Saturday Philadelphia 109, Indiana 106, OTWashington 86, Miami 84Chicago 93, Dallas 83Houston 99, Golden State 96Memphis 93, Portland 89Milwaukee 106, New Jersey 95Utah 117, Orlando 107, OT Sundays Games New York 113, Atlanta 112L.A. Lakers 114, Oklahoma City 106,2OT Sacramento 114, Charlotte 88Detroit 76, Toronto 73Miami 97, Houston 88Golden State 93, Minnesota 88San Antonio 114, Cleveland 98Denver 101, Orlando 74L.A. Clippers 107, New Orleans 98 Mondays Games Indiana 103, Detroit 97 Washington 101, Charlotte 73Philadelphia 105, New Jersey 87Memphis 109, Cleveland 101Milwaukee 92, Toronto 86San Antonio 124, Portland 89 Todays Games L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.Miami at Boston, 8 p.m.New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 10:30 p.m.BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GBNew York 10 6 .625 Toronto 9 6 .600 12 Baltimore 9 7 .563 1 Tampa Bay 9 7 .563 1Boston 4 10 .286 5 Central Division W L Pct GBDetroit 10 6 .625 Chicago 9 6 .600 12 Cleveland 8 6 .571 1 Minnesota 5 11 .313 5Kansas City 3 12 .200 6 12 West Division W L Pct GBTexas 13 4 .765 Oakland 8 9 .471 5Seattle 7 10 .412 6Los Angeles 6 10 .375 6 12 Late Saturday Detroit 3, Texas 2, 2nd gameTampa Bay 4, Minnesota 1Toronto 9, Kansas City 5L.A. Angels 6, Baltimore 3Cleveland 5, Oakland 1 Sundays Games Texas 3, Detroit 2, 11 inningsTampa Bay 6, Minnesota 2Toronto 5, Kansas City 3Baltimore 3, L.A. Angels 2, 10 inningsOakland 5, Cleveland 1Chicago White Sox 7, Seattle 4N.Y. Yankees at Boston, ppd., rain Mondays Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Texas 4Boston at Minnesota (n)Toronto at Kansas City (n)Chicago White Sox at Oakland (n) Todays Games Kansas City (J.Sanchez 1-0) at Cleveland (D.Lowe 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 2-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (H.Alvarez 0-1) at Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 1-1), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 0-3) at Tampa Bay (Price 2-1), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 1-2) at Texas (Darvish 2-0), 8:05 p.m. Boston (Beckett 1-2) at Minnesota (Blackburn 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 1-2) at Oakland (Milone 2-1), 10:05 p.m. Wednesdays Games Chicago White Sox at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.Seattle at Detroit, 7:05 p.m.Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 8:05 p.m.Boston at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GBWashington 12 4 .750 Atlanta 10 6 .625 2New York 8 7 .533 3 12 Miami 7 8 .467 4 12 Philadelphia 7 9 .438 5 Central Division W L Pct GBSt. Louis 11 5 .688 Cincinnati 7 9 .438 4Milwaukee 7 9 .438 4 Pittsburgh 6 9 .400 4 12 Houston 6 10 .375 5Chicago 4 12 .250 7 West Division W L Pct GBLos Angeles 12 4 .750 Colorado 8 7 .533 3 12 San Francisco 8 7 .533 3 12 Arizona 8 8 .500 4San Diego 5 12 .294 7 12 Late Saturday L.A. Dodgers 5, Houston 1Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 0Milwaukee 9, Colorado 4Atlanta 3, Arizona 2San Diego 5, Philadelphia 1 Sundays Games San Francisco at New York, ppd., rainSt. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 1Miami at Washington, ppd., rainHouston 12, L.A. Dodgers 0Colorado 4, Milwaukee 1Cincinnati 4, Chicago Cubs 3San Diego 6, Philadelphia 1Arizona 6, Atlanta 4 Mondays Games San Francisco 6, Mets 1, 1st game (n)Colorado at Pittsburgh, ppd., rainSan Francisco at Mets, 2nd game (n)St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (n)Houston at Milwaukee (n)Philadelphia at Arizona (n)Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers (n) Todays Games Colorado (Nicasio 1-0) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 0-2) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 0-2), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 1-0) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-2), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 0-3) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Houston (Norris 1-0) at Milwaukee (Wolf 0-2), 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Worley 1-1) at Arizona (Collmenter 0-1), 9:40 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 1-0) at San Diego (Richard 1-1), 10:05 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 2-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 1-1), 10:10 p.m. Wednesdays Games Colorado at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m.Houston at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m.St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.Philadelphia at Arizona, 3:40 p.m.Washington at San Diego, 6:35 p.m.Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.San Francisco at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.AUTO RACINGSTP 400 At Kansas Speedway Sunday (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 267 laps, 128.6 rating, 47 points. 2. (6) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 267, 142.6, 44. 3. (15) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267, 121.5, 42. 4. (18) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 267, 110.2, 41. 5. (17) Greg Biffle, Ford, 267, 102.1, 39.6. (2) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 267, 109, 38. 7. (7) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 267, 108.8, 37. 8. (9) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 267, 101.5, 36. 9. (21) Carl Edwards, Ford, 267, 87.7, 36. 10. (25) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 267, 90.6, 34. 11. (11) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 267, 90.3, 34. 12. (39) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 267, 83.3, 33. 13. (23) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 267, 78.8, 31. 14. (36) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 266, 73.6, 30. 15. (3) Joey Logano, Toyota, 266, 68.2, 29. 16. (28) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 266, 72.4, 28. 17. (14) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 266, 85.1, 27. 18. (19) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 266, 65.1, 26. 19. (10) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 266, 73, 0. 20. (13) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 265, 76, 24. 21. (20) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 264, 76.5, 23. 22. (12) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 264, 65, 22. 23. (26) Aric Almirola, Ford, 264, 59.8, 21. 24. (29) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 263, 55.5, 20. 25. (35) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 263, 50.9, 19. 26. (40) Casey Mears, Ford, 263, 43.9, 18. 27. (22) David Gilliland, Ford, 263, 50.5, 17. 28. (42) Reed Sorenson, Ford, 263, 42.1, 0. 29. (16) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 262, 57.7, 15. 30. (27) David Ragan, Ford, 262, 42.9, 14. 31. (31) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 261, 33.7, 13.32. (1) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 257, 74.8, 13. 33. (5) Mark Martin, Toyota, engine, 255, 84.1, 11. 34. (32) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 214, 42.2, 10. 35. (30) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, engine, 132, 54.9, 9. 36. (8) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, engine, 125, 64.9, 8. 37. (33) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, vibration, 82, 35.9, 7. 38. (24) David Stremme, Toyota, overheating, 80, 31.2, 6. 39. (38) Josh Wise, Ford, rear gear, 65, 36.4, 5. 40. (37) Michael McDowell, Ford, overheating, 58, 39.1, 4. 41. (41) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, vibration, 47, 27.4, 0. 42. (43) Mike Bliss, Toyota, brakes, 27, 29, 0. 43. (34) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, rear gear, 18, 29.3, 1. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 144.122 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 46 minutes, 44 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.700 seconds.Caution Flags: 3 for 18 laps.Lead Changes: 14 among 9 drivers.Top 12 in Points: 1. G.Biffle, 312; 2. M.Truex Jr., 297; 3. M.Kenseth, 295; 4. D.Earnhardt Jr., 291; 5. D.Hamlin, 289; 6. K.Harvick, 287; 7. J.Johnson, 275; 8. T.Stewart, 265; 9. C.Edwards, 251; 10. R.Newman, 249; 11. C.Bowyer, 227; 12. J.Logano, 221.TENNISFed Cup World Group United States 5, Ukraine 0 Singles Christina McHale, United States def. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. Serena Williams, United States, def. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 6-2, 6-1. Reverse Singles Serena Williams, United States, def. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, 6-3, 6-2. Christina McHale, United States, def. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, 7-5, 6-3. Doubles Liezel Huber and Sloane Stephens, United States, def. Lyudmyla and Nadiya Kichenok, Ukraine, 6-4, 6-1.HOCKEYNHL playoffs FIRST ROUND Late Saturday Florida 3, New Jersey 0, Florida leads series 3-2 Ottawa 2, NY Rangers 0St. Louis 3, San Jose 1, St. Louis wins series 4-1 Chicago 2, Phoenix 1, OT Sunday Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 1, Philadelphia wins series 4-2 Boston 4, Washington 3, OT, series tied 3-3 Los Angeles 2, Vancouver 1, OT, Los Angeles wins series 4-1 Monday NY Rangers 3, Ottawa 2, series tied 3-3 Phoenix at Chicago (n) Today Florida at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 TUESDAY EVENING APRIL 24, 2012 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Last Man Standing(:31) Cougar TownDancing With the Stars (N) (Live) (:01) Private Practice (N) News at 11(:35) Nightline (N) 4-IND 4 4 4Chann 4 NewsChann 4 NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Love-RaymondKing of QueensBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryThe 10 OClock News (N) Chann 4 News(:35) The Insider 5-PBS 5 -World NewsNightly BusinessPBS NewsHour (N) American Experience (DVS) Frontline Money, Power and Wall Street Largest government bailout. 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Javere Smith tied for 11th in the 238-pound weight class with lifts of 295-310-605. Smith was within five pounds of his total at sectional. James Rentz of St. Augustine High won the 238 class with 405-365-770. Antonio Pelham won the 154-pound weight class at the sectional, but dropped 20 pounds with lifts of 255-220-475 and placed 17th. Blake Caulder of Layman won the 154 class with 335-275-610. Three of the last four Sprint Cup races have been accident-free, which has reignited the age-old debate: Do fans prefer racing or wrecking? Based on feedback five-time champion Jimmie Johnson has heard of late, he knows the answer and seems to disagree with the popular opinion. It seems like crashing to most is more important than racing, Johnson tweeted Monday morning, adding his disapproval for the sentiment. NASCAR finds itself in a conundrum following this unusually clean stretch of racing. The on-track product is pure, and theres been no room for gimmicks or manufactured action during the races. Its what racing is supposed to be, and it gives teams the opportunity to let the race come to them. More times than not, in those kind of races, its the best car celebrating in Victory Lane. But its action and drama that draws attention, and if you dont believe that, rewind to Juan Pablo Montoya crashing into a jet dryer in the season-opening Daytona 500. The accident, ensuing explosion and raging fuel fire drew worldwide headlines and gave NASCAR the literal spark it needed to start the season. Some of the most memorable moments of last season stemmed from crashes or conflict: An ongoing feud between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick led to a pit-road confrontation at Darlington, Brian Vickers was involved in five of seven accidents at Martinsville, the road-course race at Sonoma resembled a demolition derby and featured intentional wrecking between Vickers and Tony Stewart. There were plenty of shouting matches from Boris Said calling Greg Biffle a scaredy-cat while promising to deliver a whooping at Watkins Glen, and Johnson and Kurt Busch had to be separated during a jawing match on pit road at Pocono. But here we are, eight races into a new season, and nobody is fighting on or off the track. Its so quiet, the only driver to even elicit an emotional response from fans was poor David Reutimann, who drew the ire of NASCAR Nation when he failed to get his disabled car off the track at Martinsville to cause a caution that altered the outcome of the race. Aside from a lack of compelling drama, NASCAR is also short on accidents of late. There have been only five crashes in the last four races, and all of them came in the April 1 race at Martinsville. Even Bristol, a track infamous for its bumping and banging, was sterile. Although all five cautions were for accidents, only one involved multiple cars and the race featured an unheard of 219-lap green-flag run. Then came Sundays race at Kansas, and it was yet another polite affair.
DEAR ABBY: Two weeks ago I got a memo-rial tattoo done for my beloved grandma. Its on my arm and says in lov-ing memory at the top. Grams portrait is under-neath, and a beautiful poem my grandpa wrote for her is under the por-trait. The tattoo artist did a phenomenal job! It looks just like her and I was thrilled with the results. The problem is, I posted a picture on Facebook of the tattoo, and out of the blue a distant cousin sent me a message telling me that the tattoo was self-ish and attention-seeking behavior! He said he was hurt in more ways than one because of it. Abby, I dont understand. I love this tattoo. I wanted to honor the woman who meant so much to me. Did I honor her the wrong way like he says? Was I selfish? Im so hurt, I guess Im just looking for some input into this. My friends and family say hes jealous and not to give it another thought, but Im obsessing. Please help. -HONORING GRANDMA DEAR HONORING GRANDMA: Please accept my sympathy for your obviously heartfelt loss. Your family and friends are correct that your cousins comments are out of line. You are not responsible for your cousins feelings, so stop obsessing. Whatever has hurt him in more ways than one is not your tattoo, or anything you posted on Facebook. You say he is distant. Keep it that way and con-centrate on something positive like the fact that you have honored your grandmothers memory. Then go on and build a happy and constructive life. Im sure that is what she would want you to do. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: My neighbors teenage sons ask to borrow our lawn mower and other yard tools so they can make money cut-ting the grass for other neighbors. What do we do? -LOVE THY NEIGHBOR DEAR NEIGHBOR: How responsible are the boys? If they can be trust-ed with your lawn mower and other yard tools and youre kind-hearted, allow them to use the items with the understanding that they will be returned to you in the same condition in which they were bor-rowed. Then have them cut YOUR lawn as a way of showing their appreciation. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: My co-worker Oscar is a grouchy, bitter man. His cubicle is close to mine, so I can hear everything he says. He constantly talks about other employees and even about the owners of the company. Oscars general bitterness and poor attitude constantly bring me down. I have tried tun-ing him out, unsuccess-fully. I dont like being subjected to this daily, but I dont know what I can do about it. Please help. -NEEDS POSITIVITY IN LEXINGTON, KY. DEAR NEEDS POSITIVITY: The first thing you should do is tell Oscar that you can hear every word hes saying because he may not know that hes being overheard. Tell him his conversations are distracting and ask him to stop. If he does not com-ply, complain to a supervi-sor. And if your complaint is not acted upon, bring headphones, if its allowed, so you wont be subjected to the daily dose of nega-tivity. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get back to basics and what you do best. Dont take anyones word for it; do your own research. Love and romance are on the rise, and turning a friendship into something more serious can benefit you in many ways. ++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Size up your situation and look for ways to pick up additional skills, knowl-edge and information that will help turn an idea into a lucrative venture. Taking action and discuss-ing plans with someone to whom you are emotionally tied will pay off. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Youll charm someone important with your quick wit and unusual approach to solving problems. Emotions will surface, giv-ing others a chance to see how passionate and sin-cere you can be. Channel your energy into personal improvements. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Now is not the time to share your plans. Someone is likely to intervene and ruin a surprise you have for someone special. Too much talk and not enough action will lead to trouble and an unexpected change of plans. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Youll attract attention with your charm and passionate response. Make a change if you think it will help you get what you want. You will learn easily and should spend time with people who have something inter-esting to offer. ++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Not everyone will be eager to do things your way, so do your own thing and allow others the same privilege. Using force will end up working against you. A challenge will require your undivided attention. Networking will be necessary. ++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You will learn a lot from the people you are close to. Observe what others do and say and you will have a better handle on what you can do to get ahead. Expect a partner-ship to go through chang-es. Love is highlighted. +++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Put more empha-sis on what you can do. Speculating or offering something that may or may not actually manifest will damage your reputa-tion. Do your due diligence before taking action. Networking will help you attract a worthwhile pro-posal. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Youll be torn between what you should do and what you want to do. Putting time and effort into your home and family will strengthen important personal relationships. Offering your services at a premium will help you advance. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Opportunities and success are earned, and if you put greater effort into getting what you want right now, you will be suc-cessful. Open your doors to people who have some-thing to contribute, and mastermind what you want to achieve. +++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Put more empha-sis on home, family and getting your place in order. Money can be made, con-tracts signed and deals put into place. Love is highlighted, and romanc-ing someone you want to be with forever should be your goal. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Dont trust anyone with your personal secrets. Bide your time and keep a close watch over any personal situation you face. Keep your distance from anyone making impossible promises. Uncertainty should be your warning to retreat. ++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Tattoo tribute draws fire online from distant cousin Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 3B
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This is a non-refundable rate.$2504 lines 6 daysEach additional line $.25One item per ad Under $100 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONIN RE: ESTATE OFFile No. 2012-CP-70MARYJAYNE LEE,Division ProbateDeceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of MAR Y JA YNE LEE deceased, whose date of death was January 4, 2012; File Number 2012-CP-70 is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando A venue Lake City FL 32055 The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is: April 17, 2012.Laura Ann Fouraker-GardnerAttorney for Personal RepresentativeEmail: email@example.comFlorida Bar No. 69973Laura Ann Fouraker-Gardner, P.A.P.O. Box 2081Lake City, FL32025Telephone: 386-752-9803KENNETH LEROYLEEPersonal Representative101 NWBeauchamp WayLake City, FL3205505532092April 17, 24, 2012 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 2010-CA-000427BRANCH BANKING AND TRUSTCOMPANYPlaintiff(s),vs.JOSEPH G. PURCELL, et al,Defendant(s)RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated 4/16/2012, and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-000427 of the Circuit Court of the 3RD Judicial Circuit in and for CO-LUMBIACounty, Florida, wherein BRANCH BANKING AND TRUSTCOMPANYis the Plaintiff and JO-SEPH G. PURCELLand NORAM. PURCELLA/K/ANORAPUR-CELLand the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front steps of the Colum-bia County Courthouse, 145 North Hernando Street, Lake City, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30 day of May, 2012, the following described prop-erty as set forth in said Order of Fi-nal Judgment, to wit: Lot 16, BLACKBERRYFARMS SUBDI-VISION, a subdivision according to the plat thereof as recorded to the plat, thereof as recorded to the plat, thereof as recorded in PRRD book 1, pages 4-12 public records of Colum-bia County, Florida.LESS AND EXCEPTa part of Lot 16 of BLACKBERRYFARMS, as per plat thereof recorded in PRRD Book 1, pages 4-12 of the public re-cords of Columbia County, Florida being more particularly described as follows:commence at a P.R.M. marking the SWCorner of said Lot 16 and run N 00 deg. 3440 w, along the west line thereof, 113.54 feet to the point of Beginning; thence N 59 deg. 4156E, 641.92 feet; thence N 39 deg. 0940 E, 242.77 feet to a point on the westerly right of way line of NWBlackberry Circle, said point be-ing in a curve concave to the North-east, having a radius of 320.00 feet and an included angle of 16 deg. 3724; thence run in a Northwester-ly direction along the arc of said curve an arc distance of 92.84 feet to the Northeasterly most corner of said Lot 16; thence S 56 deg. 3834 w, along tile Northerly line of said Lot 16, 782.95 feet to the Northwesterly corner of said Lot 16; thence s 003440 E, along the west line of said Lot 16, 155.90 feet to the point of Beginning.IF YOU ARE APERSON CLAIM-ING ARIGHTTO FUNDS RE-MAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURTNO LAT-ER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAILTO FILE ACLAIM, YOU WILLNOTBE EN-TITLED TO ANYREMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLYTHE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PEN-DENS MAYCLAIM THE SUR-PLUS.DATED at COLUMBIACounty, Florida, this 16 day of April, 2012.P. DEWITTCASONClerk COLUMBIACounty, FloridaBy: B. ScippioDeputy Clerk02500085April 24, 2012May 1, 2012 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASE #: 2009-CA-000757CitiMortgage, Inc.Plaintiff,-vs,-Aaron White and Debra Ann White a/k/a Debra Ann Stanley a/k/a Debra A. White, Husband and Wife; United States Department of Agriculture; Sunstate Federal Credit Union; Ben Ellis; American General Finance, Inc.; Unifund CCR Partners d/b/a Unifund CCR Partners, G.P.Defendant(s).AMENDED NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order rescheduling fore-closure sale dated 4/16/12 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000757 of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff and Aaron White and Debra Ann White a/k/a Debra Ann Stanley a/k/a Debra A. Whited, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, ATTHE WESTFRONTDOOR OF THE COLUMBIACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT173 HERNANDO STREET, LAKE CITY, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AT11:00 A.M., 5/30/12, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to -wit:LOT8, FRANK C. CUMMINGS SUBDIVISION, UNIT1, AC-CORDING TO THE PLATTHERE-OF, AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 6, PAGES 182 AND 183, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.DATED at Lake City, Florida, this 16 day of April, 2012.By: B. ScippioP.DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTColumbia County, Florida02500084April 24, 2012May 1, 2012 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 12-2011-CA000453BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,Plaintiff,v.DAWN M. STALTER; KEVIN D. STALTER; ANYAND ALLUN-KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINSTTHE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAYCLAIM AN INTERESTAS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-ANTSDefendant(s).NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated 3/19/12, entered in Civil Case No. 12-2011-CA-000453 of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 23rd day of May, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. on the Third Floor of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit:LOT6 OF FAIRFIELD HILLS, ASUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF AS RE-CORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PA-GES 107 AND 107AOF THE PUB-LIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance.Please contact:ADACoordinator 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408 Lake City, Fl 32055 Phone: (386)719-7428within two (2) business days of re-ceipt of notice to appear. Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800)955-8771. Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800)955-8770.DATED ATLAKE CITY, FLORI-DATHIS 19TH DAYOF MARCH, 2012.B. SCIPPIOP.DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTCOLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.02500057April 24, 2012May, 1, 2012 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAGENERALJURISDICTION DIVI-SIONCASE NO. 11000268CABAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP,Plaintiff,vs.DAVID S. SMITHSON; UN-KNOWN TENANT#1 N/K/ADONALD HOWELL; UNKNOWN TENANT#2 N/K/ADONNAHO-WELL, et al,Defendant,NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated 4/12/12, and entered in 11000268CAof the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is the Plaintiff and LegalDAVID S. SMITHSON; UN-KNOWN TENANT#1 N/K/ADONALD HOWELL; UNKNOWN TENANT#2 N/K/ADONNAHO-WELLare the Defendant(s). P. Dew-itt Cason as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 173 NE Hernando Ave., Lake City, FL32056, at 16th on May, 2012. the following descri-bed property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:LOT1, BLOCK 23, MOODYS ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF, AS RE-CORDED IN PLATBOOK A, PAGE 18 OF THE PUBLIC RE-CORDS OF COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDAAny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.Dated this 18 day of April, 2012.P. DeWitt CasonAs Clerk of the CourtBy: B. ScippioAs Deputy ClerkThe date of the first publication of this notice is April 24, 2012.IMPORTANTIn accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to par-ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the pro-vision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any ac-commodation to participate should call the ADACoordinator, Jacquetta Bradley, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, Fl 32056, 386-719-7428, at least 7 days before your scheduled court ap-pearance, or immediately upon re-ceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired call (800)955-8771; if you are voice impaired call (800)955-8770.02500086April 24, 2012May 1, 2012 020Lost & Found LOSTFAMILY PET Adult male yorkie. Lost in Country Club area. REWARD. Please call 386-365-2125. LOST, TAN PITTBULL MIX, 10 weeks, missing since April 6th around Pennsylvania St. Reward 386-867-9078 100Job Opportunities05532111Sales Position available at the North Florida Auto Agency. Benefits package, bonuses, paid training/vacation. Exp. a plus but not necessary. Looking for highly motivated, positive attitude & professional appearance. Apply in person or call Brad today at 386-758-6171. 100Job Opportunities05532175NOWHIRING Managers & Assistant Managers, Cashiers & Baggers for High Springs fruit & gift stores. Please fax resume to: (352) 748-2196 15 TEMPFarmworkers needed 4/23/12-1/1/13. Must have 3 months verifiable exp working in tobacco required. Workers will seed, set, cut, house & strip tobacco. Wrkrs will perform various duties all associated with growing corn, soybeans, wheat & hay. Subject to random drug testing at employers expense. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Work tools, supplies, equip. provided at no cost. Free housing provided for noncommuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract, or earlier, if appropriate. $9.38/hr. Worksites in Christian County, KY. Report or send a resume to nearest local FLAgency of Workforce Innovation office or call 386-755-9026 & ref. job # KY0451382. Consolation Farm, LLC Crofton, KY TITLE SEARCH Company seeking abstractor for the Lake City area. Min. 5 yrs. exp. Accuracy, speed and proficiency with metes and bounds legal descriptions a must. Can work mostly from home if a fast internet connection. Some travel. Good pay, benefits, bonuses.Resumes@researchexpresstitle.com 100Job Opportunities16 TEMPORARYFarm Workers Needed. Employer: Murdock Farms, Inc Murray, KY. Perform all duties of Tobacco & Row Crop Production; including seeding, fertilizing, planting, plowing, weeding, spraying, irrigating, harvesting, & packaging; and general farm maintenance. Employment Dates: 06/17/2012 12/29/2012. Random drug testing may be done after hire at the employers expense. Wage of $9.38/hr. Worker guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Tools provided at no cost. Free housing provided to non commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed when 50% of contract is met. Apply for this job at the nearest Florida One Stop Career Center or call 386-7559026 and reference job order #KY0451404. 2 Temporary Farm Workers Needed. Employer: JTWFarmsAlmo, KY. Perform all duties of Tobacco, Straw/Hay, & Row Crop Production; including seeding, fertilizing, planting, plowing, weeding, spraying, irrigating, harvesting, & packaging; and general farm maintenance. Employment Dates: 06/15/2012 10/15/2012. Random drug testing may be done after hire at the employers expense. Wage of $9.38/hr. Worker guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Tools provided at no cost. Free housing provided to non commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed when 50% of contract is met. Apply for this job at the nearest Florida One Stop Career Center or call 386-755-9026 and reference job order #KY0451400.REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Line
LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIED TUESDAY, APRIL24, 2012 5B Classified Department: 755-5440 S ell Your Vehicle, Motorcycle or Watercraft To G et Your V ehicle Sold, C all Mary (386) 755-5440 Bring the picture in or we will take it for you! If you dont sell your vehicle during the first 10 days, you can run the same vehicle ad f or 10 additional days for only $16.00 10 Days ONLY $ 42 2006 EF250 Ford Van 3/4 ton, metal work shelves/ladder rack, 60K miles, exc. cond. $10,500 Call 386-623-9026 S ample Ad 2007 Dodge Caravan Low mileage 58,900. $14,500 or Best Offer Call 386-755-5834 100 Job Opportunities CHEVROLETDEALER is looking for a GM trained Parts Manager with hands on experience. Major benefits available. Good working environment at single point dealership. Apply in person or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org F ASTGROWING company is looking to hire individuals in our Customer Service, Production and Sales departments. Looking for reliable people with drive and determination to work in this fast paced environment. Full time positions with flexible hours available. Applicants must have a great attitude and be willing to learn. We need rock stars! Please send resume to email@example.com or fax to 386-755-4704. FRITO LAY Part Time Detailer Competitve pay & flexible schedule. Can lead to fulltime opportunities. Apply online @ www.fritolayemployment.com Equal Opportunity Employment FTSUPERVISOR NEEDED Position requires person exp. in the admin. of community and social service programs; ability to get along with all ages of clients; an excellent customer service attitude; ability to multi-task and accept multiple interruptions during work day. Afour year degree in healthcare or social work is desired, however, exp. may satisfy educational requirements. No phone calls. Please mail resumeto Executive Director @ CCSS, Inc. at P.O. Box 1772, Lake City, Fl 32056-1772. $12/hr. to start. Closes 4/30/12. Sales Position available for motivated individual Rountree Moore Toyota, Great benefits, paid training/vacation. Exp. a plus but not necessary. Call Anthony Cosentino 386-623-7442 SOCIALWORKPROGRAM MANAGER The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Jenkins Domiciliary is seeking a Social Work Services Program Manager. All applicants must have minimum (2) years recent experience working directly with individuals in a clinical/social work environment in a long term care nursing home/assisted living facility or related field. Apply on-line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm Or call Amelia Tompkins for more information at 386-7580600 x1009 Req #50000106 Closing Date 4/27/2012 EEO/AAE SENIOR LICENSED PRACTICALNURSE The Florida Department of V eterans Affairs Jenkins Domiciliary is seeking a Senior L.P.N. for the 3:30 PM to 12 midnight shift All applicants must hold a Florida L.P.N. license and be currently certified in C.P.R. Call Amelia Tompkins at 386-758-0600 x1009 for more information or apply online at https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm Req # 50000033 Closing Date is 4/27/2012 EEO/AAE MAINTENANCE REPAIRMAN The Florida Department of V eterans AffairsJenkins Domiciliary is seeking a Maintenance Repairman. All applicants must have at least (1) year experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings, plumbing or mechanical equipment. Call Alan Turner at 386-758-0600 x1052 for more information or apply online at https://peoplefirst.myflorida. com/logon.htm Req #50001531 Closing Date is 4/30/2012 EEO/AAE WE ARELOOKING for an Experienced (2+ yrs.) OTR Driver. Please Call 1-877-745-8730 to receive an application. 120 Medical Employment FTMEDICALOFFICE MANAGER Must be expd. in Verifications, Authorizations, Scheduling, Billing and Coding. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax (386) 487-3988 JOB OPENING Certified Pharmacy Tech, Regular Schedule, Apply in person DeSoto Drug Store, 297 N. Marion Ave. OFFICE MANAGER Needed for medical office. Experience needed in bookkeeping/accounting principals, medical office procedures, coding/billing and marketing. Excellent communication and customer service skills a must. Fax resume to 386-719-5654. 170 Business Opportunities MARTINS POTATO BREADS, is seeking a distributor for the Lake City territory. Contact Phillip at 850-294-9922 240 Schools & Education 05531665 Interested in a Medical Career? Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $479 next class-04/30/12 Phlebotomy national certification, $800 next class-05/07/12 LPN 09/10/12 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310 Pets & Supplies FREE LAB MALE BLACK Neutered, 3 years old. Up to date on shots. Good with kids. Call 386-758-9494 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. YORKSHIRE STUD, 500 lbs ?, $250 Call 386-758-2978 402 Appliances GE Gas Stove White, W orks great $150.00. OBO 386-292-3927 GE REFRIGERATOR 18-20 cu ft V ery clean. $175. OBO 386-292-3927 407 Computers DELLComputer $100.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 408 Furniture MOTELFURNITURE Everything goes. Coin washer/dryer, TVs 25 inches, Bathroom fixtures, corean/marble vanities, toilets, etc. etc. EXECUTIVE SUITES 386-697-6396 430 Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440 Miscellaneous MOVING, Recliner double bed, t.v., utility shed, bookshelf, sewing machine w/cabinet. 386-754-6758. 630 Mobile Homes forRent 2 BR/2BA, Very clean, furnished, in the country, $600 mo. plus utilities. NO PETS. Call 386-935-2461 2/1 S/W, front kitchen, CH/A $275. mo. plus $200. dep 386-752-2254 3 BR/2 BA, completely refurbished, appliances furnished, $775 month. & $775 deposit 386-752-7578 3 BR/2 BA, Doublewide in Lake City, $700 mo. Call Linda 386-623-0295 3 BR/2BA CH&APrivate lot, lease & references required. NO PETS Call 386-752-4348 LOVELYSWMH 3/2, Built 2006 on 2 fenced acres in Olustee. $700 mo. Income & rental history verif. 904-349-5192 owner/agent. Quiet Country Living 3 BR/2 BA$550.mo., 2 BR/1 BA $425 mo. Very clean, NO PETS! Refs & dep reqd. 386-758-2280 640 Mobile Homes forSale 3/2 1,446sq. ft. on 2 acres, with all the upgrades, built in 2010 & shows like a model. $79,900 MLS #78520 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers, 386-867-1271 44X12 Covered Front Porch, 4/2 manf. home, sky lights, large closets, 2,560 sq. ft. all on 5 acres, $99,000 MLS 79826 Derington Properties 386-965-4300 Beautiful 1 acre lot in great location with a 14x70 2/2 Fleetwood only $1,500 down and $249 mo. Call Dave Ammons 386-292-6290 email: email@example.com EASTSIDE VILLAGE!Retirement community. breakfast nook, screened porch. Community. pool & clubhouse. $62,900 MLS 79878 DeringtonProperties 386-965-4300 F ACTORYOUTLETPRICES (4) Brand New Doublewides by Jacobsen under $50,000. All new homes in del-set-skirting-steps and central AC. Only At North Pointe Homes in Gainesville on Hwy. 441. Call 352-872-5566. HUGE 32X80 4/2 $65,955 New 2012 Home has 9 ft. ceilings and Huge Man Cave Family Room. 2,300 sq. ft. Price incl. del-set-AC-shirt-steps. North Pointe Homes. Pre-approval by Phone, Hwy. 441 Gainesville, 352-872-5566. I Specialize In Repos and Used Mobile Home, $6,500 and up Call Paula Ammons 386-292-6290 email: firstname.lastname@example.org LIKE NEW!3BR/2BAMH On 1 acre is move-in Ready ONLY$65,000 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY INC. 755-5110 #79728 Mobile Home Wanted Singlewide or Doublewide, good condition, Reasonable offer will pay cash. Call 386-288-8379 Mossey Oak Homes Factory Outlet New 2012 3/2 $36,900, New 4/2 $39,900 & New 4/2 $59,900, Incl. delv., set-up, ac, etc. First Coast Homes 386-752-1452 Palm HarborHomes New 2012 Models $15K Off All Homes 800-622-2832 ext. 210 640 Mobile Homes forSale P rice Reduced! 2006 Fleetwood Annv. Series 3/2 plus office, split bdr. plan, privacy fence, lg. kitch.. Patti Taylor@ Access Realty MLS #78411 $63,900, 623-6896 R eady to Move In, 4 BR/2 BA, over 2,000 sq. ft., lots of upgrades, $2,500 down $399 mo., possible owner fin. First Coast Homes (386) 752-1452. Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert, 386-397-3473, 4/2 on10 acres in Bell. 2,200 heated sqft. in country, Bring all offers! $89,000 MLS#76582 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert, 386-397-3473, Lg. home in s/d on 2 acres! Will have fishing rights to Lake at Timberlake, Sold As Is $49,900 MLS#74862. WOODGATE VILLAGE!3BR 2BADWMH w/fenced yd, carport & wkshop $39,900 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY INC. 755-5110 #79078 710 Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 05531989 Best deal in town! WINDSONG APTS 386-758-8455 2/2 MH. Central quite location. Rental to Own, starting at $400 mo. Close to everything. 305-984-5511 or 386-344-0830 Amberwood Hills Apts. Private Patio area. Beautiful yard. W asher/dryer hkup. Free water & sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special. 386-754-1800. wwwmyflapts.com CLEAN 1/1 Duplex, laundry room, fireplace, privacy near Baya/McFarlane. $500 mo. + dep. No dogs 386-961-9181 Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2 mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet Friendly. Pool laundry & balcony. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com Greentree Townhouse Move In Madness. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free water & sewer. Balcony & patio. Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 wwwmyflapts.com Large & clean 1br/1ba apt. CH/Alg walk in closet. Close to town. $395. mo and $350. dep. (904)563-6208 Redwine Apartments Pets welcome. with 5 complexes, we have a home for you. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com W ayne ManorApts. Spacious 2bedroom washer/dryer. Behind Kens off Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 www .myflapts.com W indsorArms Apartments. Move in! 2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free 200 ch. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com 730 Unfurnished Home ForRent 1br/1ba Free ele. Utilities incl. 4mi S. Lake City. $300dep. $375mo. 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833 www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 3 BR/2 BA, 2,400 sq. ft., 290 SW Leisure Dr., Quail Heights, $1,200 mo. plus $1,000 sec. Call 386-752-6062 3br/1.5ba. Very clean, Block great area. CH/A& indoor laundry. Carport & Fenced (privacy) back yard. $800. mo $800. dep. (941)920-4535 421 SW Chapel Hill St. In Town 3 BR/2 BA, Lg. Kit./Fam., Lg. L.R., covered patio, 2 car CP w/closed laundry/storage Rm., CH & A, $985 mo., incl. lawn maint. 386-397-3335. Brick 3br/1ba on 5 acres, 989 SWSuwannee Valley Road, Lake City, $750 mo. + $800 dep. Call 386-365-8543 CONVENIENTLOCATION 2brApartment. Close to downtown. $485. mo $585 dep. No pets 386-344-2170 SITE-BUILT HOME, On 5 acres, near Fort White, 1st last + deposit. Call 386-758-1789 750 Business & Office Rentals ForRent orLease: Former Doctors office, Former professional office & Lg open space: avail on East Baya Ave. Competitive rates. We ekdays 386-984-0622 evenings/weekends 497-4762 Midtown Commercial Center, Suite w/warehouse. Call Vicki or Joe 386-935-2832. 770 Condos ForRent 3 BR/3 BAon golf course in Country Club area, remodeled, hardwood floors, fireplace, $1,200 mo. 1st+last+sec. 386-362-4216. 790 V acation Rentals Horseshoe Beach Special Gulf Front 2br, w/lg porch, dock, fish sink. wkend $395./wk $895. 386-235-3633/352-498-5986 alwaysonvacation.com #419-181 Floridas Last Frontier 805 Lots forSale 1 to 5 acre lots paved roads Falling Creek area, $300 down $300 a month. Call 386-623-0232. Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473, Beautiful lot on Suwannee River, well & septic (above ground) both 5-6 yrs. old., $45,000 MLS #78842 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473, 20 acre wooded tract, very nice piece of land, 10 mi. from Cedar Key, Price to Sell! $50,000 MLS#78886 805 Lots 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. 810 Home forSale 3/2 1,809sq. ft., corner lot walkability to grocery stores, rest. & doctors offices. $79,900 MLS#79574 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 3/2 Brick, metal roof, fenced backyard, conv. to VAHosp., Timco, Fla. Gateway Coll., $77,700 MLS #80464, REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271. 3/2 on .50 acre built in 2005. Owners pride shows here. Lots of storage and upgrades. MLS #79880. GingerParkerHallmark Real Estate (386) 365-2135. 3BR/1BAW/1,296SqFt convenient to downtown $58,000 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCYINC. 755-5110 #80227 BRICK 3/2with granite in kitchen & baths, new flooring, great room & 24x24 detached gar./workshop. $112,500 MS 80254 Derington Properties 386-965-4300 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company 3/2 w/office & den., scrd. porch, above ground pool, approx. 2,204 sq. ft. $195,000, MLS #80340, 386-752-6575 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company Enjoy the past, 4 BR/2BAin Branford. Newer A/C, metal roof, well maint. $64,900 MLS#80381, 386-752-6575 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company 3BR/2BA, 1,900 sq. ft., large master suite, scrd. porch, 4.94 acres in Live Oak, $79,000, MLS#80476, 386-752-6575 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company Large brick in est. subdv. 3BR/2BA, 1,684 sq. ft., Needs TLC. $94,900 MLS #80211, 386-752-6575 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company 4BR/2 and 1 partial bath, 5.05+ acres, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, granite, $240,000 MLS#80446, 386752-6575 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company, Needs a little love,3 BR/2BA, flagstone fireplace, lg. eat-in kit., 2 car gar., $86,000 MLS#80450, 386-752-6575 Charming Brick home w/screened in garage for outdoor entertaining. Quiet neighborhood. MLS #78440. Te r esa Spradley-Hallmark Real Estate (386) 365-8343. Coldwell Bank Bishop Realty 3BR/2BA, 1,590 sq. ft., screen porch, workshop, fenced backyard. $97,500 MLS#74542 Mary Brown Whitehurst 386-965-0887 Coldwell Bank Bishop Realty Great location, building w/lots of space, floor area adaptable for business. $229,900, MLS#80346, Elaine K. Tolar 386-755-6488 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty 3 BR/2BA, 1,474 sq. ft, 2 car gar., deck, freshly painted, new carpet, $109,900 MLS#79581, Mary Brown Whitehurst 386-965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Brick 4BR/2.5 BA, wood floors, large back porch, carport, super investment, $63,900 MLS#79970 Elaine K. Tolar 386-755-6488 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Exc. location. 1,512 sq. ft. + 210 sq. ft. room, recent remodeling. $94,500 MLS#79838 Mary Brown Whitehurst 386-965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty 4BR/3BA, on lake, many upgrades, $299,000 MLS#76085 Elaine K. Tolar 386-755-6488 or Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 Family Wanted. 3/2 Home with over 1,600 sqft. Fireplace, large private fenced backyard! MLS #79943. Paula Lawrence Hallmark Real Estate (386) 623-1973 FOR SALE BYOWNER 3 BR/2 BA, 2,600 sq. ft., 10 acres, built-in pool, screened porch off pool, beautiful sunrise & lots of nature to be seen, $225,000 OBO. Call 386-292-9333. Home Retreat! Immaculate Home. Outdoor kitchen, fenced pool/patio. MLS #80393 Te r esa Spradley Hallmark Real Estate (386) 365-8343 810 Home forSale LARGE 2,000+SqFt 3BR/2BA home near schools & shopping ONLY$28,500 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY, INC. 755-5110 #77505 NEAR SUMMERSELEM! 3BR/2BAw/1,705 SqFt w/FP$119,500 DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCYINC. 755-5110 #80463 Picadilly Park Area, Nice Brick 3/2 on large .836 acre lot. Fenced back yard, work shop, pole barn. Patti Taylor@Access Realty MLS #78989 $129,900, 623-6896. Poole Realty, Donna Dawson, Lake view, newly remodeled, 5BR/5BA, balcony, spiral stairs to patio, on one acre. $295,000 MLS#78495, 386-288-5679 Poole Realty Glenda McCall, 3/2 in 55+ Eastside Retirement Comm., w/Florida room, lg. kit., patio, sprinkler, 2 car gar.$135,000 MLS#79546, 386-208-5244 Poole Realty Kellie Shirah, 4/2, 2,100+sq. ft. huge master br. w/walk-in closet, screened back porch, detached gar., $184,000 MLS #80283, 386-208-3847. Poole Realty Kellie Shirah, BIG House, 2,100 sqft. 10ceilings, on beautiful 10 ac., incl. outdoor bld. 18x25, $259,000, MLS #80224, 386-208-3847 Live Oak, FL Poole Realty, Kellie Shirah, Furn. River Front on the Suwannee, 5 acr., home is deceivingly spacious and can entertain plenty. $127,000. MLS#80271 386-208-3847 Poole Realty, W illiam Golightly, 3/1 Brick mins. from everything, wood laminate flooring, fenced around 2 sides, 1 car gar., $95,000 MLS# 80275, 386-590-6681 PRICE SLASHED!3BR/2BA Brick home REMODELED! Fenced backyard $69,500 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY INC. 755-5110 #78340 Refreshing! Looking for a clean home inside and out, this is it! 3/2, 1,600 sqft. Nice area MLS #80191 Janet Creel Hallmark Real Estate (386) 719-0382 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473, 4/2 lrg. home on 1 acre. Granite floors, open kit. & Fla. room, wrap around front porch, $129,000 MLS#77292 Room to Run. Desirable Location on an acre of land. 3/2, 1,300 sqft. brick home. MLS #80332 Jay Sears Hallmark Real Estate (386) 867-1613 V ictorian on 2.66 acres. Double deck porches, fireplaces, incls. triplewide MH, Total of 9 BR/3 BA. PattiTaylor@ Access Realty MLS #71594, $149,900, 623-6896 820 Farms & Acreage 4 acres, Wellborn, New Well installed, Beautifully wooded w/cleared Home Site, owner fin, no down, $39,900, $410 mon Call 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Owner Financed land with only $300 down payment. Half to ten ac lots. Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www .landnfl.com 860 Investment Property Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert, 386-397-3473, Great investment property in city limits. Both units occupied with tenants that want to stay. $50,000 MLS#79206 952 V ans & Sport Util. Vehicles 2007 DODGE Caravan Low mileage 58,900 $14,500 or Best Offer Call 386-755-5834 W ere on target! days a w eek Subscribe Today 386-755-5445 755-5440 To place your classified ad call BEST WAY ...to never miss a days worth of all the Lake City Reporter has to offer: Home delivery To subscribe call 755-5445
CLASS NOTESQ To leave an anonymous message on a possible dangerous situation concerning Columbia County schools, call toll-free, (866) 295-7303.Q To leave an anonymous message on a possible truancy problem in Columbia County schools, call 758-4947.Q Items for the school page should be dropped off or mailed to: Laura Hampson, Lake City Reporter 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055; faxed to (386) 752-9400; or e-mailed to email@example.com by 5 p.m. Thursdays. BulletinBoard NEWS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS The 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest has been hel d in Columbia County for the past 18 years and is spons ored by Tropicana and the Florida 4-H Program. This year Covena nt Community School, Pinemount Elementary, Epiphany Cathol ic School, Five Points Elementary, Westside Elementary, and La ke City Middle School participated in the public speaki ng contest. The contest is available to any 4th, 5th and 6th grade p ublic or private school in the county and has been des igned to increase students ability to speak in public. Each elem entary school was able to send their first place school winner, and each middle school was able to send their top two winners to the County Contest to compete. First place winners will go o n to 4-H District Events in Gainesville on May 5. Tropicana prov ides the plaques and school curriculum as well as a $200 4-H camp scholarship to the first place county contest winner.Picture d are contest participants Katelyn Peyton (front row), secon d place from Pinemount; Amanda Hillyard, first place from Westside ; Bethany Tatum, third place from Five Points; Amanda Anders on, Lake City Middle; Kaylee Stuart, (back row) honorable me ntion from Epiphany; Don Crosby, third place from Epiphan y; Matt Crosby, third place from Epiphany; Jared Nettles, Covenant Community; Hailey Heaps, Covenant Community; Kailey Kiss, first place from Lake City Middle and Jenna Nettles, Covena nt Community. 4-H Tropicana public Speaking contest winners COURTESY PHOTO CALENDAR April 24School board meetingThe Columbia County School Boaed will meet Tuesday in district Administrative Complex Auditorium at 7 p.m.Parent collegeEastside Elementary will have a parent college Tuesday for grades 2 to 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.Kindergarten pictures Five Points ElementaryKindergarten Cap and Gown pictures.April 26Kindergarten Orientation Kindergarten Orientation for students and parents will be held at each elementary school on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. Parents or guardians of children who will be five years of age on or before September 1 should attend the meeting at the school for which their child is zoned. Reading nightEastside Elementary will have a Family Reading Night Thursday in Media Center from 2:15 to 8 p.m.April 27Kindergarten pictures Columbia City ElementaryKindergarten Cap and Gown picturesApril 28Miss Fort WhiteThe Miss Fort White HIgh School competition is Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Fort White Elementary Auditorium.May 1Niblack SAC meetingNiblacks last School Advisory Council meeting will be held May 1, 2012 in the media center at 4:00 p.m. We will be reviewing the School Improvement Plan and approving next years school compacts. As always, these meetings are open to the public.May 3RMS band concertCome and enjoy Richardson Middle Schools annual Spring Band Concert on Thursday, May 3 in the school auditorium at 6:30 p.m., under the direction of Mr Sherod Keen. The Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Beginners Band and the Drumline will perform. May 7Math Bee County fourth graders will face off May 7 at 6 p.m. for the Math Bee in the districts Administrative Complex AuditoriumMay 17CHS band concertThe Columbia High School Band will perform at their annual Spring Concert May 17 at 7 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium under the direction of Mr Ryan Schultz. Richardson Middle school eighth graders will also perform.May 15SAT camp registrationThe Florida Education Fund is offering a Free SAT and College Preparation Summer Camp. It is being offered through the North Florida Center of Excellence June 11 to 28 at Columbia High School. It will run Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Students may earn elective credit. Students will work with certified teachers to sharpen skills in mathematics, critical reading, writing, and learn test taking strategies that will enhance scores on the SAT test and other tests, such as the FCAT and ACT. Students will also attend workshops that will provide pre-college and career guidance. Applications are available at Columbia Highs School, Lake City Middle School, and Richardson Middle School. The camp is opened to upcoming advanced 8th graders and to all upcoming 9th-12th graders. The application deadline is May 15. For more information please contact Gloria McIntosh at Columbia High School at 755-8080 ext. 293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.May 16Summer camp reg.Girls Club registration for our Summer Program starts Wednesday, May 16 at 8 a.m. at 494 NW DeSoto St. We will continue registration until camp is full. First come, first served. The cost for the camp is $225. It is open to girls ages 6 years old, who have completed first grade, through 13 years old. Call 719-5840 for information. Lake City Reporter 6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SCHOOLS TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 Page Editor: Laura Hampson, 754-0427 234 SW Main Blvd. 752-5866 Af_e9liej#@@@ 8^\ek DXip?%Jldd\iXcc =`eXeZ`XcJ\im`Z\jI\g% For Life Insurance Go With Someone You Know Niblack Elementary Schools National Achievers took fir st place in the talent extravaganza at the recent National A chievers Summit in Orlando. The group performed a step routine whi ch incorporated the logo and symbols of the organization They received a standing ovation for their performance. Students must maintain A or A/B Honor Roll and have no dis cipline referrals to be a member of the National Achievers. Pictur ed are Chaunci Mixson (front row, left to right), JaiAnthon y Holley, Bryanna Bowles, Maya Watson, Asia Wilds, Zedejah Brooks (middle row), TyNiya Griffin, Taylor Ivery, Tyanna Bake r, Dakayda Allen, Kedrique Knowles, Ms. Regina Kimbrough (back row), Ms. Thayla Mullins, Mr. Vincent Flournoy, Ms Na kitha Ivery, Ms Yevette Fuimaono. Niblack steppers take first place COURTESY PHOTO By JOSH DUBOWAP Sports WriterSAN FRANCISCO When Rachel Cho decided at the beginning of her senior year of high school in British Columbia to pursue a collegiate running career in the United States, she hadnt even heard of Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Less than six months later she accepted a schol-arship offer to the Division II school more than 3,000 miles away. The school and athlete got connected in what has become an increasingly popular fashion, by using the website beRecruited.com. Like a form of online dating to connect inter-ested athletes and schools, beRecruited has brought efficiency to what had been an overwhelming process. I saw that they looked at my profile and thats how it all started, Cho said. It really streamlined the process. Im not the most exceptional athlete youll see, but I was good enough for Division II. Most peo-ple think its hard to get recruited because there are so many athletes out there. This does make it a lot easier. Many elite athletes, especially in higher-profile sports like football and bas-ketball, still get recruited the old-fashioned way, through tournaments, rela-tionships between coaches and schools and in-per-son scouting. But Internet recruiting services are a boon to athletes in sports like swimming, volleyball and track, as well as those seeking opportunities to play football or basketball at lower-level schools. We are for the 99 percent, not the 1 percent, said Vishwas Prabhakara, the CEO of beRecruited. Founded by former Duke swimmer Ryan Spoon in 2000 as an attempt to streamline recruiting in swimming and diving for athletes and coaches, the service expanded to other sports and has been grow-ing rapidly ever since. The site serves athletes and coaches in 31 sports and has more than 1 million registered users. There are more than 500,000 current high school athletes on the service, with the growth going from about 85,000 members of the class of 2009 to more than 200,000 athletes graduating high school this year. There are athletes from more than 80 percent of all U.S. high schools using the service and about two-thirds of college coaches are registered. The growth has been fueled in part by the fact that registration for ath-letes is free, compared to the hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars some recruiting services charge. Students can pay $60 to find out what coaches have looked at their profile. It was a really great way to communicate to colleges and see which ones look at me instead of me just reaching out to college coaches, said Nikki Bond, a basketball player from Vancouver, Wash., who will play next season for Corban University in Oregon. It made it simple. Its hard to talk to college coaches all the time on the phone. You can take 10 minutes out of the day and see every single coach who bookmarked or looked at your page. Its a faster and simpler way to get recruit-ed. With so many athletes having used the service successfully so far, the site is able to give out advice about how best to go about the recruiting process. The biggest lessons are to put profiles up early and update them frequently with results, video and any other pertinent informa-tion. Recruiting service helps link athletes, schools