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CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ................ 4ABusiness ................ 5AObituaries .............. 5A Advice & Comics ......... 4B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE A big award for Ellen D. 88 61 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2ALake City ReporterWEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NE WSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM By HANNAH O. BROWNhbrown@lakecityreporter.comWhen Roger Hacker and his father Jay built a neon sign that read The Hacker Company decades ago, there was no way they could have imagined how important that phrase would be to one of the most talked-about companies in the world today. Former Facebook employee Chris Putnam spotted the sign on his way through Lake City in 2011. Putnam, who was enamored with the vintage trea-sure, alerted the company by posting it on the site. The term hack is of particular interest to the Facebook team. The word, which has come to signify the ability to delve into the interworkings of a comput-ers mind, is spelled out on the concrete of the square where Hackers sign now hangs at Facebook head-quarters. Hacker was hesitant to sell the sign at first. This was something me and my dad built together. I started thinking what is that sign worth? Can you put a price on it? he said. After a few months of negotiations with high-up Facebook personalities, Hacker agreed to sell to the colossal corporation. In return, he asked for money to refurbish the sign and prepare it to be shipped to its new home in Menlo Park, California. The money was not my objective, Hacker said. Its about the memory of By HANNAH O. BROWNhbrown@lakecityreporter.comAfter graduating from Florida Gateway College, Lake Butler native Cheyenne Tempest,19, will begin the next chapter of her life performing for thousands at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Tempest, who studied Anthropology at FGC, is a mem-ber of the Florida Drum Line band at the University of Florida. FDL has been selected to be per-form at the Olympic games this summer. Tempest has been playing percussion in school bands since she was in 7th grade. She followed in the wake of her elder brother who also played percussion for FDL. He was always practicing and it was always really loud and annoying, Tempest said. Tempest said she initially did not want to be in FDL, but after going to games and witnessing the marching band in action, she was hooked. Its a thrill, she said. I was raised a Gator fan and its just looking at all the orange and blue and the 90,000 fans just scream-ing and yelling and youre playing and youre like, oh my good-ness. For the Olympics performances, Tempest will be playing cym-bals. During musical rests, the cymbal line creates elaborate visuals through physically-taxing chore-ography. You can do all these crazy visuals with it, Tempest said. It gives the audience something pretty to look at. According to Tempest, each cymbal weighs about five pounds. She said she gets exhausted by the end of a game spinning the cymbals and raising them over her head. Tempest plans on doing some push-ups in the next few months to prepare for the Olympics per-formance. The FDL will be in London from July 23 31. They plan on visiting museums and going Whats in a name?Hacker sign installed atFacebook HQ in California HACKER continued on 3A The Hacker Company sign, now displayed at Menlo Park i n California, was originally built by Roger Hacker and his father Jay of Lake City. COURTESYBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE A Fort White woman, arrested Monday, faces ani-mal cruelty charges after one of her horses died following several weeks in declining health. Authorities removed another horse from the address, describing it as being very thin and underweight. Donna Lee Atwater, 38, 697 SW Shiloh Road, Fort White, was charged with two counts of felony animal cru-elty in connection with the case. She was booked into the Columbia County Detention Facility on $10,000 bond. According to Columbia County Sheriffs Office reports, around 10:16 a.m. Monday, authori-ties received an anonymous complaint report-ing sick and neglected horses at Atwaters address. Deputies said they recognized the address because they had been there on April 27 for a complaint about a loose horse and noted the four horses at the address were thin and needed to be cared for. When deputies arrived at the scene Monday, they reported finding a horse lying in its own waste with duct tape around all four hooves. Atwater reportedly told authorities the animal had abscesses on its feet, which was why it couldnt stand. The deputy reported the animal was in extremely bad condition sickly and thin. The horses were a two-year-old colt and a nineor 10-year-old paint mare. The colt report-edly died while officers were at the scene. The colt looked like a baby and shouldve weighed approximately 800-900 pounds and appeared to be approximately 250 pounds, wrote Fort White woman charged with animal cruelty in death of horse Atwater ANIMAL continued on 3A By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comJeff Siegmeister, who was representing Lonnie R. Munn in a Suwannee County capital case where the state has waived the death penalty, has been relieved of his duties as Munns attorney. I was relieved ultimately because I filed a motion to withdraw based on his (Munns) motion to have me removed and the judge granted my motion to with-draw, Siegmeister said. Walter Flinn of MarseeFlinn, attorneys at law, has been appointed by the court to represent Munn in future legal proceedings. Siegmeister was initially appointed by the court to serve as Munns lead counsel approximately 18 months ago when the case was a death penalty case. According to Suwannee County Clerk of Court offi-cials, in the felonies divi-sions, no written motion was turned into the court, but an oral request was made by Munn to have Siegmeister relieved. However, Munn wrote a letter to Third Circuit Judge Leandra G. Johnson requesting Siegmeister be dismissed as his counsel and formal charges be brought against Siegmeister with the Florida Bar Association. Munns letter, which contained four complaints against Siegmeister, stated Siegmeister simultaneously represented clients that he knew had adverse inter-ests with the intent to benefit Siegmeister that caused serious or potentially seri-ous injury. He also claimed that Siegmeister accepted the appointed position to defend him under the pre-tense that he was qualified to be lead counsel for the defense while the state was actively pursuing the death penalty against him. Counsel knowingly failed to perform services for the defendant which could cause serious or potentially serious injury to the defendant, Munn wrote of the final com-plaints. Counsel continues to engage in a pattern of neglect with respect to the defendants legal matters. The order granting a motion to withdraw and appoint a new counsel was given to Johnson and granted earlier in the month, according to court documents. Siegmeister, owner of Siegmeister Law Firm, said Munns letter to the judge said he wanted him off the case for a number of rea-sons. One of those reasons was a conflict of interest with a law enforcement officer that I handled his divorce, he said. I moved to withdraw from his (Munns) representation. So the judge granted my moving to withdraw. We never got into the other issues because they werent real relevant after the judge took me off the case. Munn also noted other issues he had with Siegmeister being his coun-sel in the letter where he McAlpin murderdefendant to getnew attorney ATTORNEY continued on 3A Columbia County officials, contractors and support staff tos s up dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday fo r the Westside Community Center. Construction on the 6,000-square -foot center will begin Monday and is slated for completi on by October. The center is designed to hold weddings and wil l feature a number of adjoining ball fields that sits on 2 2 acres and will also be built be all local contractors and vendor s. While the Westside Community Center couldnt be done w ithout the help of many interested and capable people, County Commission er Jody DuPree was instrumental in its development. Som ebody has to mash the gas to get things happening, DuPree said .JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City ReporterGroundbreaking FGC graduate off to Summer Olympics Cheyenne Tempest will perform at the Summer Olympic games. 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Ecclesiastes 11:5 NIV Tuesday: Afternoon: 3-6-9 Evening: N/A Tuesday: Afternoon: 9-3-7-7 Evening: N/A Monday: 02-22-32-33-35 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAIL Y BRIEFING WEDNESDAY MAY 16, 2012 Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 2AWEATHER n Politician Dan Coats is 69. n British Minister of State David Maclean is 59 n Actor Pierce Brosnan is 59. n Actress Debra Winger is 57. n Russian gymnist Olga Korbut is 57. n Singer Janet Jackson is 46. n Singer Ralph Tresvant is 44. n Political commentator Tucker Carlson is 43. n Tennis player Gabriela Sabatini is 42. n Actress Megan Fox is 26. WASHINGTON Ellen DeGeneres, who broke ground in 1997 as the first lead character on primetime TV to reveal she was gay, is winning the nations top humor prize. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Tuesday that DeGeneres will receive the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. She will be honored Oct. 22 with a lineup of star per formers in a tribute show that will be recorded for broadcast at a later date. In a written statement, DeGeneres said receiving the same award as past honorees Bill Cosby, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell makes her wonder, why didnt I get this sooner? Cappy McGarr, an execu tive producer for the Mark Twain Prize show and a Kennedy Center board member, said DeGeneres has a special style of observational humor in the tradition of Twain. She also makes people laugh across political lines. Shes not just a come dian, he said. Shes really a miracle worker. She got the president to dance, the first lady to do pushups and (Republican) Tom Delay to laugh. In 1982, a videotape of her club performance won DeGeneres Showtimes Funniest Person in America. By 1986, she appeared on The Tonight Show and became the first female comedian sum DeGeneres wins top humor prize moned to Johnny Carsons desk to chat about her per formance. The Mark Twain prize honors people who have an impact on society in the tradi tion of Samuel Clemens, also known as Twain, as a social commentator and satirist. Cinderella story Ever After to charm Broadway NEW YORK There will apparently be back-toback Cinderella stories on Broadway in the coming seasons. Producers announced Tuesday plans to bring a new musical based on the Drew Barrymore film Ever After in the 2013-14 season under the direc tion and choreography of Kathleen Marshall. Ever After will feature music by Zina Goldrich and a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisle, who also are teaming up for The Great American Mousical at the Goodspeed Opera House. ABC orders 10 new series for upcoming season NEW YORK ABC is casting for an all-star edi tion of Dancing With the Stars this fall and is seek ing to turn its Sunday night schedule into a battle between good and evil, the networks entertainment chief said Tuesday. The network is looking to bring back favorites from the 14 editions of Dancing With the Stars, its most popular show. Paul Lee, president of the ABC Entertainment Group, offered no hints on who would be dancing again. In addition to the new shows, ABC is renew ing six freshman series from the current season. Missing and The River are among the newly can celed. Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the American Idol finale in Los Angeles. DeGeneres, who broke ground in 1997 by playing the first lead character on primetime TV to reveal shes gay, is win ning the nations top humor prize. ASSOCIATED PRESS Fla. county approves changes after oil spill fraud Fort Walton Beach Amid a criminal investigation into the alleged misuse of funds paid by BP after the 2010 Gulf oil spill, a Panhandle county made big changes Tuesday in the way it oversees spending for promotion of the areas world-famous beaches. An attorney advising Okaloosa County commissioners said they could not wait for state auditors, the sheriffs auditors and the FBI to finish investigations into misspending of bed tax and BP funds before making the changes. These changes are not the end, they are merely the beginning but we feel they are crucial to the integrity of the process, attorney Greg Stewart told commission ers. They approved changes that included requiring all purchases over $25,000 by the Tourism Development Council be approved by the countys administrator or the county commission. The move came less than two weeks after the countys former tourism director died of an apparent suicide. Investigators had unearthed more than $1.4 million in spending on his home and a yacht. OSHA probes postal employees illness ORLANDO The federal agency that monitors worker safety has opened an investigation into the illness of a U.S. postal worker who became sick after coming into contact with a mysterious package from Yemen at an Orlando distri bution facility. A spokesman for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration con firmed Tuesday that the agency is look ing into what made former postal worker Jeffrey Lill suffer from extreme fatigue, tremors, and liver and neurological prob lems consistent with toxic exposure. The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting reported last weekend that Lills problems began after he handled the leaking package in February 2011. The U.S. Postal Service has denied the package ever existed. OSHA spokesman Michael Wald says the probe could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Fla. board lowers FCAT writing test passing score TALLAHASSEE An emergency rule lowering the passing grade for Floridas standardized writing test will keep the failure rate essentially unchanged from last year. The State Board of Education unani mously passed the rule Tuesday after preliminary results showed only about a third of students would pass this year. That would have been down from 80 percent or better on last years writing portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT. The dramatic decrease came after the test was made more difficult and the board raised the passing grade from 3.5 to four on a scale of zero to six. The emergency rule will drop the pass ing grade to three but only for this year. The writing test is given in the 4th, 8th and 10th grades. Study: Government among top employers in Florida TALLAHASSEE A new study shows government entities are among the top employers in nearly every Florida county. The study was released Tuesday by Florida TaxWatch, a research and advo cacy group with strong business ties. It shows a public entity was the top employer in 51 of Floridas 67 counties. Bay County in the Panhandle leads the way with government accounting for seven of its top 10 employers. School districts are one of the top 10 employers in every county and rank one or two in 61 counties. They employ nearly one of every 30 Floridians who have a job. The U.S. military is the top employer in Duval, Monroe and Okaloosa counties. Woman serving life in Fla. drug case could go free MIAMI A woman serving a life sen tence for her role in a slaying connected to once-major South Florida cocaine smugglers could be set free. A Miami judge set a hearing Tuesday for 40-year-old Yuby Ramirez. A federal appeals court agreed that Ramirez would have taken a plea deal and 10-year sen tence if her lawyers had told her a life sentence was likely if she was convicted at trial. The court ruled Ramirez should be offered a chance to take the deal again. Because she has served 12 years, Ramirez would be freed from prison. She still faces deportation to Colombia. Ramirez was convicted in 2001 of taking part in a witnesss killing by harboring hit men and their weapons.
Page Editor: Rick Burnham, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 3A Columbia Countys Most WantedA NYONEWITHINFORMATIONONTHEWHEREABOUTSOFTHESEINDIVIDUALSIS ASKEDTOCALLCRIMESTOPPERSOFCOLUMBIACOUNTY .WE DO NOT WANT YOUR NAME, JUST YOUR INFORMATION! The likeness of suspects is supplied by the Columbia County Sheriffs Of ce Warrants Division and/or other law enforcement agencies. The cases are active at the time of publication unless otherwise noted. Crime Stoppers of Columbia County, Inc., and their volunteers are jointly and individually exempt from any and all liability which might arise as a result of the publication of public records. )XQGHGE\WKH&ULPH6WRSSHUV7UXVW)XQG$GPLQLVWHUH GE\WKH2IFHRIWKH$WWRUQH\*HQHUDO Felix GonzalezDOB: 3/25/87 Height: 56 Weight: 200 lbs. Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Wanted For: Unemployment Compensation Fraud Billy Lamar Dortly, Jr. DOB: 2/8/91 Height: 6 4 Weight: 195 lbs. Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Tattoos: Left Arm-Lil Billy; Right Arm-Lotta Love 4 God; Back-Cross with Tombstone Wanted For: VOP Aiding and Abetting Aggravated Assault: Deadly Weapon **History of Violence** **Prior Use or Possession of Weapon**WANTED AS OF 5/14/2012 CALL (386) 754-7099 OR SUBMIT A WEB TIP AT www.columbiacrimestoppers.net KnockoutRoses starting at $895 Annuals & Perennials4 inch starting at 85 ¢Gallon starting at $ 3.95 Loropetalum $8.503 gal. Buttery Bush $53 gal.Expires 5/31/12 Expires 5/31/12 my daddy. We built the sign, look where its at. Look dad, where the signs at. Thats it. How much is that worth? Well he aint got enough money to buy that. Jay Hacker started the sign business in the 1940s. According to Hacker, his father was a hard man who didnt talk too much. He was a drill sergeant in the Army and was mechanical-ly-minded. He was street smart and book smart. He had both, Hacker said. Hacker grew up with a mechanical inclination as well. He recalled breaking down a radio when he was kid because he thought there were little people inside. In the 70s, Hacker almost decided to join the Marines after finishing high school. He hoped to have the mili-tary pay for his college but was convinced by his father to join the family business instead. Hackers surname comes from his German ancestry. His predecessors got their name from their reputation as lumberjacks. We hacked all day, they called us hackers, Hacker said. The story of the Hacker company signs shipment to the west coast has made it into papers across the nation. Hacker has been disappointed by some coverage, saying the history of the sign wasnt presented. They didnt talk about my daddy, Hacker said. Looking back now, Hacker says he sometimes feels sellers remorse. I should have gotten way out in front of it, Hacker said. I realize now I made a mistake. Facebook certainly is a bustling company. The company will soon have an initial public offering to a valuation potentially exceeding $100 billion. Still, Hacker proudly watches live streaming videos of the Facebook headquarters online, with The Hacker Company sign placed boldly above Zuckerbergs office. Aw man its busy! Its something, Hacker said. deputy Scott Ceckanowicz in the incident report. The con-dition of the horses area was deplorable and according to the on-scene veterinarian was com-pletely unsuitable for horses. The horses wood fence had entire wood railings that had obviously been eaten at some point in time by the horses. Atwater told authorities she had four horses and two of them had been removed. She claimed to have plans for the last two horses to go live with a neighbor. Sheriffs office reports said the two horses at the address did not have any hay or grass to eat and there wasnt any at the time of Atwaters arrest. The defendant was placed under arrest for two counts of felony animal cruelty due to her obvious willful and wan-ton disregard for the health of the horses, Ceckanowicz wrote. The defendant was also warned multiple times on pre-vious occasions to make sure that she is providing a healthy environment for the sickly horses. Her gross negligence in recognizing the immediate need of medical attention con-tributed to the death of one horse and the rapid decline of the second. Atwaters three children were turned over to her best friend at Atwaters request. Atwater also had 12 dogs at the home. Animal control was called to the scene and took possession of 11 puppies, along with the puppies mother. requested Siegmeister be dis-missed. He wasnt happy with the strategy I was pursuing on his defense, Siegmeister said. There were things he wanted me to do that I had either not done in a timely fashion that he wanted done or things I may have not intended to do, but they werent done yet, so we had some strategy disagree-ments. Siegmeister said he told Munn about the conflict earlier in the case, but Munn initially wanted to waive the conflict of interest and keep Siegmeister as his lead counsel. If a conflict exists, my job is to inform my clients, Siegmeister said. When it came to my attention that the specific FDLE agent was a witness, I advised Mr. Munn of that and Mr. Munn was perfectly happy to waive that and wanted to keep me as his attorney. On a num-ber of occasions he expressed his satisfaction with me long after the conflict existed and was resolved. Munn, 48, was originally facing the death penalty on three counts of Capital first-degree murder in the deaths of Joseph Militello, Nancy Militello and Angelo Rosales on Aug. 25, 2010. The Militellos and Rosales were found dead in their McAlpin home, shot execution-style in the head. The bodies were found the next morning by an employee who worked at the farm. Authorities believe robbery was the primary motive for the shoot-ings. However, given the plea of Munns co-defendant, James Howze, which resulted in a plea of guilty as charged in exchange for three consecutive life sentences, plus 180 years in a department of corrections facility consecutive to the life sentences, the state decid-ed not to seek the death penalty in Munns trial. Munn remains indicted on one count of conspiracy, three counts of first-degree murder, three counts of home invasion robbery and three counts of kidnapping. Howze has agreed to testify against Munn in the Munn trial. The Munn trial was initially scheduled for January but was postponed until March 26 and later scheduled to take place the week of June 25 after Munns attorneys filed for continuance motions. sightseeing in the city while they are overseas. I just think that its great that we get to go in a safe environ-ment with friends and great people that we have just met and represent the state and the school and our country, I think thats gonna be a really amaz-ing opportunity, Tempest said. Just being able to represent the United States, I think thats a great honor and I am very excited to do that. Hacker: Whats in a name?Continued From Page 1A Animal: Neglect citedContinued From Page 1A Attorney: Suwannee murder caseContinued From Page 1A Olympics: Cymbalist cant waitContinued From Page 1A TempestJASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter By BILL KACZORAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) An emergency rule adopted Tuesday will lower the passing grade for Floridas standard-ized writing test to keep the failure rate about the same as last year after pre-liminary results showed it would have dramatically increased otherwise. The State Board of Education unanimously passed the rule. Without it, only about a third of stu-dents would have passed the writing portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, compared to 80 percent or better last year. The passing grade will drop from four to three on a zero-to-six scale. The writing test is given in the fourth, eighth and 10th grades. When I saw the dramatic drop in scores, I realized that overnight students all of a sudden didnt become bad writers, Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson told the board. Robinson acknowledged some things slipped through the Department of Education but promised they would be corrected. The department failed to sufficiently stress changes in this years test to school districts and teachers, he said. Before the school year, the board increased the cut-off from 3.5 to four while also making the test tougher by increasing emphasis on such conven-tions as spelling, punctua-tion and capitalization as well as well as the quality of details used to explain, clarify and define. Another factor that may have contributed to the lower results was the use of two graders instead of one to score each test, Robinson said. In response to critics calls for an independent investigation, Robinson cited a routine outside audit of testing procedures thats already under way. He said an internal inves-tigation also will focus on finding out exactly what went wrong. The state contracts with NCS Pearson to pro-vide and score the FCAT. Florida fined the company two years ago for delays in getting the tests graded. The lower passing grade doesnt reduce the tests rigor, board mem-bers said. Most have strong ties to former Gov. Jeb Bush who instituted higher standards and high-stakes testing and continues to advocate for them. Optically, a change from 4.0 to 3.0 looks like we are lowering stan-dards, and I for one am against that, said John Padgett, a Key West businessman who once was Bushs appointee as Monroe Countys school superintendent. Im only voting for this as kind of a hold-harmless for this year only. Padgett said we should not have a surprise so late in the school year. Chairwoman Kathleen Shanahan, a former Bush chief of staff, agreed higher standards should remain the goal. But there also has to be a time to take a breath and assess how the kids and the districts are doing against the measurement, Shanahan said. Patricia Levesque, executive director of Bushs Foundation for Floridas Future, issued a statement praising the board for pro-viding stability to Floridas school grading and account-ability system. The vote came during a conference call after the board heard public com-ment, much of it critical of Floridas testing emphasis. We are testing our students to death and we are taking instructional time away from teachers to do it, Flagler County reading coach Mella Baxter said. Lowering the passing grade only covers up the problem, Florida Education Association President Andy Ford said later in a statement. The statewide teachers union opposes standardized tests for grading schools and assessing teachers. When Jeb Bush was first elected governor, we pointed out that there was no independent research that says this approach was positive for children or our public schools, Ford said. There is still no credible research that says that this testing madness helps edu-cate our children well. FCAT reading and math exams similarly are tough-er this year. As a result, A-to-F grades for schools are expected to be lower. The grades are used to reward top schools and sanction those that get failing marks. At its regu-lar meeting last week, the board voted not to let any school drop more than one letter grade to soften the blow. Last year, 81 percent of fourth-graders passed the writing test, but the pre-liminary results showed that would drop to 27 per-cent. The emergency rule will keep it at 81 percent. The rule will result in 77 percent of eighth graders passing compared to 82 percent last year. Without the rule, only 33 percent would have passed. For 10th grader, it will increase the passing rate from 38 percent to 84 per-cent. Last year it was 80 percent. Robinson initially proposed dropping the pass-ing rate only to 3.5, but that would still have result-ed in dramatically lower passing rates: 48 percent for fourth grade, 52 per-cent for eighth grade and 60 percent for 10th grade. Fla. board lowers FCAT writing test passing score By KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated PressPORT ST. JOHN -A Florida mother who fatally shot her four children before killing her-self Tuesday called three of the kids who had sought help from a neighbor back to the house before firing the fatal shots, authorities said. Tonya Thomas, 33, fatally shot her four children, who ranged in age from 12 to 17, said Lt. Tod Goodyear, a spokesman for the Brevard County Sheriffs Office. Three of the children had gone to a neighbors front door before dawn to say their mother had shot them. The mother then called the children back to the house and killed them, Goodyear said. From what the neighbors said, she was very calm. She walked out and called them back. They turned around and walked back to the house, Goodyear said. The neighbor then heard gunshots and called 911. Another neighbor told deputies that Thomas sent a text message in the middle of the night saying she wanted to be cremated with her children. He didnt see the text until he woke up this morning, Goodyear said. Deputies identified the children as Pebbles Johnson, 17; Jaxs Johnson, 15; Jazzlyn Johnson, 13; and Joel Johnson, 12. The shooting happened in Port St. John, about 15 miles west Deputies: Fla. mom killed 4 kids, then herself MURDER continued on 6A
Put a hold on AttorneyGeneral ONE OPINION Europes voters senda confused message LETTERS TO THE EDITOR History shows that freedom wins elections when there is a strong turnout of church-going Christian voters, and freedom loses when they stay home on election day. This election day represents the first and maybe the final chance Americans have to express their views on the direction Obama is taking America. Does America want more freedom and less Socialism, or more Socialism and less free-dom. This election will tell us the answer. Obama has stated that America is not a Christian nation. Prayer has been removed from schools and other public places. Streets were closed in New York City so Muslims could pray, but people were arrested in Central Park for praying silently. He has promoted same sex marriage, yet the Bible says that homosexuality and heterosexual promiscuity is an abomination to God. He has imposed Soviet style socialized medicine in America, which has failed everywhere its been tried. He continues down the road to bigger govern-ment, higher taxes and more Socialism, and wants to silence Conservative and Christian talk shows by enacting the Fairness Doctrine. He has subordinated the U.S. and Constitution, and harmed Americas standing in his speeches overseas by continu-ing to apologize for America. He wants to eliminate the phrase In God We Trust from our currency, and Under God from the pledge of allegiance, and compel the Boy Scouts to remove the mention of God from their oath. He wants to prosecute pastors and others who call homosexu-ality wrong by strictly enforc-ing the so-called Hate Crime Bill and shut down much of American industry with his so-called Climate Change Law. He wants to pay for abortions and contraceptives, when people should take responsibility for their actions, and that money could be spent to feed the homeless. For the Christians who wrote defending Obama, Im glad I dont read the same Bible or vote for the same president. As Ronald Regan stated, If we are not one nation under God, we will be one nation under. Ruth CoymenLake City Anyone but Barack Obama 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. 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Congress has been waiting since October 2011 for Mr. Holder to comply fully with a subpoena seeking records in 22 categories of information about the federal firearms-smuggling operation. The attorney general has provided some material in 10 requested categories but nothing in the remaining 12. Try pulling a stunt like that as a private citizen. Mr. Holder has been able to dodge sanction so far only because he ostensibly is President Obamas chief law enforcement officer. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, who has spearheaded the Fast and Furious investigation, has indicated he intends to seek a contempt citation if Mr. Holder doesnt produce the requested files by Memorial Day, just two weeks away. The California Republican upped the ante recently when he circulated a 17-page draft of the charges to committee members, for which House Speaker John A. Boehner signaled support at a press con-ference last week. According to the Justice Department, Fast and Furious was a sting operation in which Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives agents recruited straw purchasers to buy weapons in the United States and smuggle them to Mexican drug cartels. The feds failed to track the guns, which were then used to commit hundreds of crimes in Mexico and on our side of the border including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Congressional Republicans have demanded accountability for the botched scheme, and whistleblowers have alleged that responsibility lies with top Justice officials. The embattled attorney general is losing support. On Wednesday, 142 Democrats joined with 239 Republicans in approving an amendment to the Justice Department budget pro-hibiting the use of funds for the purpose of lying to Congress. The vote could be Democrats way of signaling they, too, are tired of Team Obamas stone-walling over Fast and Furious. If anyone thought the threat of contempt charges would per-suade Mr. Holder to play nice, they had better think again. Last week, Justice sued Arizonas no-nonsense Sheriff Joe Arpaio for purported racial profiling. Added to Mr. Holders exonera-tion of the New Black Panthers for voting rights violations, efforts to grant legal rights to accused foreign terrorists and lawsuits against states attempt-ing to enforce federal immigra-tion laws, his message is clear: He has no intention of letting the Fast and Furious debacle obstruct his left-wing strategy of using Justice to exact payback for the perceived injustice of the nations past. If Americans are to believe that no one is above the law, there cannot be an exemp-tion for the attorney gen-eral. Congress should hold Mr. B arack Obama has been dubbed the first gay presi-dent. All the hype surrounding Mr. Obamas position in favor of same-sex marriage may help guarantee he will be the last one for awhile. This weeks Newsweek magazine features a striking cover announcing the advent of the gay president showing Mr. Obama gazing determinedly towards the horizon with a rainbow-colored halo. The Obama campaign didnt plan for the issue to come out quite this way. Mr. Obama had been circumspect about discussing it, and even in his purportedly historic statement coming out in favor of the idea, he attempted to triangulate. The public is split on the issue, but the hype has placed Mr. Obama on the leftward edge, which will alienate more people than it attracts. A May 10 USAToday/Gallup poll showed approval of Mr. Obamas stance 51 to 45 per-cent, but the most important numbers were the partisan breakdown. A quarter of Democrats said they would be more likely to get behind Mr. Obama because of his stand, while 52 percent of Republicans said they would be less likely. This shows that the issue fires up Mr. Obamas opponents more than his sup-porters. Significantly, among independent voters, twice as many were turned off as switched on. Several recent polls show that in a matchup with pre-sumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, Mr. Obama loses moderates by 5 to 10 points. Gallup weekly data from the first and second weeks in May show a 6-point drop in support from independents, a 4-point drop among conservative Democrats, and a 7-point drop among liberal and moderate Republicans. Numbers like this would mean defeat in November. E urozone leaders are getting little in the way of guidance from their elector-ates on how best to solve the debt crisis. The Greek elections proved nothing and solved nothing. Greeks intensely dislike the austerity measures imposed on them, but voters didnt give either the left or the right any kind of mandate, and it looks increasingly like the country will have to hold another round of parliamentary elections in hopes that some kind of coali-tion with some kind of econom-ic plan emerges. One draconian solution would be for Greece to bolt the European Union and abandon the euro, but the EU and the euro are enormously popular with the Greek people. The attitude of Greeces fellow EU members is that if Greece has a better way out of the hole in which it has dug itself, by all means, lets hear it. However, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said: The program stays. If the Greeks have an idea about what we can do to promote growth, we can always talk about it and consider it. Frances new president, Francois Hollande, is hoping to persuade Germany to ease up on the austerity measures in favor of pro-growth mea-sures, but these measures seem vague. One such half-formed idea was to allow a modicum of inflation, but that was flatly rejected by the German central bank. The architect of recovery through austerity, Chancellor Angela Merkel, just suffered a stinging rebuff in Germanys largest state, North Rhine-Westphalia, which has an economy larger than most countries. Her Christian Democrats fell to 26 percent, down from 35 percent two years ago, the partys worst postwar perfor-mance. A center-left coalition of the Social Democrats and the Greens, led by a rising politi-cal star, the states governor, Hannelore Kraft, squeezed out a majority of just over 50 per-cent. Here again, voters managed to muddy the waters. Merkel, who will run for office again next year, possibly against Kraft, has an undimmed 69 per-cent approval rating nationally. Meanwhile, Spain is chafing under the unpopular austerity measures, which have fallen unevenly on the economy, and there have been mass demon-strations against them. While resentment of the measures is great, the voters elected the party that imposed them by historic margins in December. If European leaders want a painless way out of their deficit mess, theyre not getting much help from the voters, bring-ing to mind an old political conundrum: They prefer the problems to any of the possible solutions. No gaiety for our first gaypresident Q The Washington Times Q Dale McFeatters is editorial writer for Scripps Howard News Service. Dale McFeattersmcfeattersd@shns.com HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY n The U.S. Treasury Department authorizes the nickel on this date in 1866. n The first Academy Awards are handed out in Hollywood on this date in 1929. n The Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand on this date in 1965. n The U.S. nuclear sub Guitarro sinks off San Francisco on this date in 1969. n Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year on this date in 1985. n Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) comes back from dead on Dallas on this date in 1986. Q The Associated Press
Page Editor: Rick Burnham 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 5A Pacita Quizon MalabananMrs. Pacita Quizon Malabanan, 79, of Lake City passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 13, 2012. Mrs. Malabanan was born in Batangas, Philippines, but had lived in the Lake City area for 14 years after moving here from Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Malaban-an will always be remembered as a great mother and was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church. Mrs. Malabanan is survived by her son Ben Santos of Lake City, a brother Jesus Malabanan RI&KLFDJR,OOLQRLVYHVLV ters Etta Macaraig of Canada, Maria Salud of the Philippines, -RVHQD0DODEDQDQ'RORUHVMalabanan, and Filipinas Guer-erro all of Louisville, Kentucky. Funeral services for Mrs. Mala-banan will be held at a later date in Louisville, Kentucky un-der the direction of Resthaven Memorial Park and Funeral Home (502)491-5950. Local arrangements are under the di-rection of DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386)752-1234 please sign our on-line family guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com Paul Wesley SlankerMr. Paul Wesley Slanker, 56, a lifelong resident of Lake City, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at his residence. He was the son of the late Franklin Roy Slanker and Beatrice Ash Slanker and had been educated in the Colum-bia County School System. Paul worked for several mobile home manufacturers including Guer-GRQ&OD\WRQDQGQDOO\+RPHVof Merit prior to his ill health forcing his retirement. In his spare time Paul enjoyed NAS-CAR Racing, watching Jerry Springer, Soap Operas and any VLQJLQJVKRZEXWKHZDVUVWDQGforemost an avid Florida Gator Football fan. He was a member of the Hopeful Baptist Church. Paul was preceded in death by his par-ents and a brother, Leroy Slanker. He is survived by his daugh-ter, Mary Katherine Slanker of Lake City; a step-daughter, Jodi Lynn Roberts (Clay) of Palm Harbor, Florida; his brothers, 0LFKDHO6ODQNHU'LDQHDQGKeith Slanker (Traci) both of Lake City; his grand-daughters, Alexa, Alyssa, and Alana Rob-erts all of Palm Harbor, Florida; and his nieces and nephews, Lori McKee (Matt); Michelle Slanker; Chad Slanker; Brian Slanker (Kim); Amy Slanker; &KDUOLH7KRUQWRQ'DQQ\.LQJand Kirsten Slanker. Numer-ous other family members and countless friends also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Slanker will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., on Friday, May 18, 2012 in the &KDSHORIWKH'HHV3DUULVK)DP LO\)XQHUDO+RPHZLWK'U5RG QH\%DNHURIFLDWLQJ,QWHUPHQWwill follow in the Bethlehem Bap-tist Church Cemetery (located on Highway 100). The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 Thursday evening in the cha-SHORIWKH'HHV3DUULVK)DPLO\Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FU-NERAL HOME 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 752-1234 Please share your thoughts and wishes for the family at our on-line family guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES May 15SAT campThe 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 credit as an elective. Students will work with cer-tified teachers to sharpen skills in mathematics, criti-cal 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 pro-vide 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.Square dance lessonsThe Dixie Dancers Square Dance Club will be holding square dance lessons for new dancers starting May 15. The classes will start at 6:45 p.m. and will be held at the Teen Town Recreation Center, 533 NW Desoto Street. Anyone 12 years of age and older is welcome to attend. Come and join us and see how much fun it is square dance. For more information call 758-3654 or 754-1478.Art League meetingThe Art League of North Florida is holding the reg-ular monthly meeting on May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. The com-munity is invited as guests. There will be refreshments, fellowship, a short meeting and speaker Dr. Fran Rossi, a well-known educator and artist. Traffic safety meetingThe Columbia Traffic Safety Team meets Tuesday, May 15 at the FDOT Operations Complex on Lake Jeffery Road in the Crew Room. The Team is made up of enforcement, engineering, emergency services and educators who tackle traffic safety issues brought to them by resi-dents of Columbia County. The meeting is open to the public. Call Gina Busscher at FDOT at 758-3714 for more information or if you want to be placed on the next agenda.May 16Camp registrationGirls Club registration for our Summer Program starts Wednesday, May 16 at 8 a.m. at 494 NW DeSoto St. We will continue regis-tration 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 com-pleted first grade, through 13 years old. Call 719-5840 for information. Class of 1946 luncheonThe Columbia High School graduating class of 1946 will have the quar-terly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, May 16 at Phish Heads Restaurant from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost for the meal has already been taken care of by a class member, so there is no cost for attending. COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q Submit Community Calendar announcements by mail or drop off at the Reporter office located at 180 E. Duval St., via fax to (386) 752-9400 or e-mail lhampson@ lakecityreporter.com.May 17Retired educators meetThe Columbia County Retired Educators will meet 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Ole Times Country Buffet. For more information call 752-2431. Butterfly gardeningGardening for butterflies will be Thursday, May 17 at 5:45 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library, located on Rt. 47 across from high school. Movement in the garden adds another dimen-sion of viewing enjoyment. Learn the main components of a Successful Butterfly Garden. This is a free UF/IFAS Extension workshop and everyone is welcome.Cooking classThe UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension is offering a 5 for 5 class, Thursday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. Learn how to cook 5 nutritious meals in under 5 minutes, and the cost of each meal is less than $10 (for 2+ people). Samples will be provided for tasting. Class is $5 per person and is limited to the first 20 peo-ple. Registration deadline is May 17. Class will be held at the Columbia County Extension Office located at 164 SW Mary Ethel Lane at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. To register or for more information please contact Jenny Jump at the Extension Office at (386)752-5384.May 17Revival The New Mt, Pisgah AME Church, 345 East Washington St, will host the Alachua Central Districts Spring Revival May 17 and 18 at 6:30 p.m. Please come out and join us. Contact 752-1830 for information. May 19Coachs retirementA retirement reception for Coach Mason Farnell of Eastside Elementary School will be held at Berea Baptist Church fellowship hall, Saturday on May 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. for anyone in the community who would like to drop in and wish him a happy retirement after 42 years of teaching and coach-ing in the Columbia County School System.Blood driveLifeSouth Community Blood Center will have a blood drive May 19 at the Lowes Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Moes Southwestern Grill from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., where donors will recieve $5 in Moes bucks. All donors receive a recognition item from LifeSouth.Test drive fundraiserTest Drive a new Lincoln automobile and $20 goes to Fort White High School dur-ing Drive Smart For Your School at Rountree-Moore Ford Lincoln, Hwy 90 West, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fort White FFA members are asking all parents of FFA members, former FFA members and friends of the FFA to come out and take a test drive and earn the Fort White FFA chapters $20 per drive.Charity golf tournamentRelay for Life will have a Charity Golf Tournament Saturday, May 19 at Quail Heights Country Club, 161 SW Quail Heights Terrace. Cost is $75 per player, $275 per 4 man team, $300 team with hole sponsorship, $50 partial hole sponsor-ship only, or $150 entire hole sponsorship w/option to set up tent & advertise. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Enjoy a complete program of special events, 18 holes of golf (including cart), lunch, door prizes for each player and an exciting awards lun-cheon/banquet. Call Kim Nicholson at 288-2871 to pre-register. Free piano concertFirst Presbyterian Music Department will present Joseph Martin in concert Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. Mr. Martin is a prolific com-poser and outstanding pia-nist. The concert will also include some of his anthems sung by a choir he will have rehearsed earlier in the day. A reception will follow. For more information call Bill Poplin at 365-4932.Daylilly saleThe Suwannee Valley Daylily Society will be hold-ing a Daylily Show & Sale May 19 at the Lake City Mall, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact Gene Perry, 386-754-3741. Butterfly gardening Gardening for butterflies will be Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Public Library, in downtown Lake City. Movement in the garden adds another dimen-sion of viewing enjoyment. Learn the main components of a Successful Butterfly Garden. This is a free UF/IFAS Extension workshop and everyone is welcome.May 20Community ConcertsThe Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra per-forms 3 p.m. May 20 at the Levy Performing Arts Center. The full Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra pres-ents a rousing Patriotic Pops Spectacular program featuring popular works by John Williams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Berlin, Sousa, and other season favorites. Ticket and membership information is available at www.comunityconcerts.info.Senior celebrationNew Mt. Pisgah A. M. E. Church will be celebrat-ing with the Class of 2012 with Senior Day on Sunday, May 20 beginning at 10:30 a.m. You are cordially invit-ed to come join us while we uplift this class in this glori-ous occasion. Dinner will be served.Summer concertsThe City of High Springs will present a free summer concert in the park series, featuring local musicians and talent at James Paul Park, 110 NW 1st Avenue in High Springs. Dubbed Summer Sundays, this a great opportunity to explore High Springs. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and Refreshments! Enjoy our beautiful downtown area with your family and friends on a Summer Sunday afternoon. Summer Sunday runs May 20, June 17, July 15 and August 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.May 22Author programMark Mustian, author of The Return and The Gendarme, will speak at the Main Library Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. In addi-tion to his writing, Mark Mustian is also an attor-ney and a Tallahassee City Commissioner. A native Floridian and a graduate of the University of Florida, Mark Mustian also serves as the chair of the Lutheran Readers Project, a nation-al program that strives to serve as a bridge con-necting Lutheran readers and writers. His critically acclaimed second novel, The Gendarme, is a Florida Book Award Gold Medal winner. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia County Public Library.Financial literacy classJenny Jump of the Columbia County UF/IFAS Extension Office will pres-ent Money Matters, a free, informational program about financial literacy at the Main Library. This pro-gram is a 3-part series on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am, beginning on Tuesday, May 22 and ending on Tuesday June 5.Loss support groupHaven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss sup-port group May 22 at the Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center Community Room, 6037 West US Highway 90. This group will meet every Tuesday at 10 a.m. from May 22 through June 26. For more infor-mation, please contact the local Haven Hospice office at 352-378-2121.Free prostate cancerThe Community Cancer Center of North Florida is providing free prostate cancer screenings (clinical exam and PSA test includ-ed) next week. The center will host free prostate clini-cal exams and PSA testing on Tuesday, May 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 4520 W US Highway 90 in Lake City and Wednesday, May 23 from 3 to 6 p.m, at 7000 NW 11th Place in Gainesville.Pre-registration is required, call 1.888.681.6388.May 23Quilters meetingThe Lady of the Lake Quilters Guild will meet on Wednesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. with social time at 9:30 a.m. at Teen Town, 533 NW Desoto St., Lake City. The program this month will be the Completed Resolutions Program. Bring one fat quarter for each resolution you did not complete. Those who completed their resolutions will be rewarded with your fat quarters.May 2472 class meetingClass of 1972 Reunion Meeting at Beef OBradys May 24 at 7 p.m. Contact George H. Hudson Jr. 386-623-2066 for information.Landlords meeting There will be a workshop meeting for owners and rental agents May 24 at 6 p.m. at Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center conference room. This is the last meeting until September. June 1Blueberry festival The 19th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival is June 1 and 2. Admission is free! Both Friday and Saturday feature arts & crafts, food vendors, the Country Store selling blueberry pies, cobbler, muffins and more, live entertainment by the Willow Creek Band, and fresh blueberries and blueberry plants available for purchase. On Friday, the hours are from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m, and the Blueberry Bake-off, Tasting Party and Childrens Talent Contest are Fridays special events. The Lake City Reporters Taste Buddies, Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollingsworth, will be judg-ing the Bake-Off! Saturday, the festival opens at 7 a.m., and features the Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, the Think Green Parade, and the Adults Talent Contest. The winners of the Bake-Off, Parade and Talent Contests are award-ed cash prizes. This event is hosted by the Wellborn Community Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corpo-ration. For more info call 386-963-1157. June 2Leadership classFree Leadership Seminar June 2 at 3 p.m. at Richardson Community Center, 255 NE Coast Anders Lane. For more information call Pearlnita Mitchell 386-752-0110.Charity golf tournamentNorth Florida Blaze 11U Youth Baseball Team will have the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Quail Heights Country Club on Saturday, June 2. Shotgun start at 8.m. 18 hole scram-ble, 4-person teams, lunch provided, mulligan sales, door prizes, prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, entry fee $200 per team, hole sponsorships avail-able $100. Contact Tim Williamson at 386-234-0423 for further information. Patchwork, a band that blends the old with the new, will pe rform Saturday at the Lake Desoto Farmers Market. The band hails from Gainesville and featu res national award-winning banjoist and fiddler Tammy Murray. Patchwork, which has play ed together for eight years, also includes singers Janet Rucker and Jolene Jones, and C athy DeWitt. 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6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & STATE WEDNESDAY MAY 16, 2012 6A Proceeds will be utilized for the 2012 AAU National Championship Baseball Tournament. Baseball team raffle The North Florida Blaze 11U Youth Baseball Team is raffling a Youth Model 20 Gauge Mossberg Shotgun (pump action) valued at $260. Tickets $10 each. Also available is a $100 Fuel Card donated by Busy Bee, tickets $5 each. Drawing will be held on Saturday, June 2 at the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Quail Heights. You do not have to be present to win. Tick ets are available by calling 234-0423. Proceeds will be utilized for the 2012 AAU National Championship Baseball Tournament. June 3 Author program June Weltman, author of Mystery of the Missing Candlestick, presents Take a Tour: International Crime Novels on Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. June Weltman began her writing career as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. She is currently teaching a community education course on international mysteries at the University of North Floridas Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This free program is spon sored by the Friends of the Columbia County Public Library. June 5Artists wanted for show Applications for area art ists to participate in the Seventh Annual Juried Art Show are now available at the Columbia County Public Library Branches, the Fabric Art Shop, The Frame Shop and Gallery in Live Oak, Florida Gateway College, and Chamber Of Commerce. Artists are invited to compete for $1000 in cash awards. The appli cation will contain the rules and details of applying for the competition. Two and Three dimension artwork is eligible for the show. All art mediums are eligible for the show. Art is due to be turned in at the West Branch of the Columbia County Library on Saturday June 2 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Art Show will be held at the West Branch of the Columbia County Public Library June 5 through August 3. It is sponsored by The Friends of The Library and the Art League Of North Florida. The judges for the event will be community lead ers. The reception will be on Tuesday June 5 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. The entire community is invited to the reception for refreshments, the art show, the awards ceremony, and good fellow ship. June 9 Filipino Independence The Filipino American Cultural Society of Lake City will have a Filipino Independence Day Dinner and Dance Saturday, June 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Epiphany Catholic Church social hall in Lake City. All FACS members and guests please plan to attend this special night of fellowship, entertainment, music, dancing and cultural food. Please bring a covered dish. Free to members. Cover charge is $10 for nonmembers. For informa tion call 386-965-5905. Flower arranging class Bruce Cavey of The Gardeners Emporium will present a hands-on, instruc tional program on flower arranging June 9 at 1 p.m. at the Fort White Branch Library. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia County Public Library. June 12 Medicare seminar The Lifestyle Enrichment Center of Lake City is spon soring a free Medicare educational seminar on Tuesday, June 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Moderated by Irv Crowetz of C/C and Associates. The seminar will cover what you need to know about Medicare such as when to enroll and whats covered. This is edu cational, not a sales semi nar. Please RSVP 755-3476. June 16 CHS class reunion The Columbia High School Class of 2002 Reunion will be Saturday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at Columbia County Fairgrounds ban quet hall. Tickets can be purchased at: www.columbiahigh2002. classquest.com or at Allies, 170 NW Veterans Street. June 23 Flower arranging class Bruce Cavey of The Gardeners Emporium will present a hands-on, instructional program on flower arranging Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia County Public Library. June 26 Author program Martha Ann Ronsonet, author of Gardening in the Deep South and Other Hot Pursuits will be at the Main Library Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. Ronsonet is active in the Lake City Garden Club and passionate about protecting our wildlife, water quality, springs and rivers. Her book provides information for beginners or seasoned gardeners who want to learn more about gardening. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia County Public Library. June 30 Financial literacy class Jenny Jump of the Columbia County UF/IFAS Extension Office will pres ent Money Matters, a free, informational program about financial literacy Saturday, June 30 at 1 p.m. at the Fort White Branch Library. Ongoing Class of reunion The Columbia High School class of 1962 is plan ning a reunion this year. Addresses are needed for all classmates. Please send your mailing address to Linda Sue Lee at lslee44@ aol.com or call Linda Hurst Greene at (386) 752-0561. Volunteer driver needed Shands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is looking for volunteer golf cart driv ers to transport staff and patients to and from park ing lots and the hospital. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. They will receive a shirt and one free meal with each shift. To help call (386)292-8000, extension 21216. Used books needed The Wellborn commu nity library will have a semi-annual used book and bake sale June 2 as part of the Wellborn Blueberry Festival. The library, locat ed at the Wellborn United Methodist Church on Route 137, is actively solic iting donations of books. Please consider cleaning out your bookshelves and donating hard-bound or paperback books on any subject (no encyclopedias please). Books can either be dropped at the library between 9 a.m. and noon on Tuesdays, or pickup can be arranged at no cost. For information or to donate call 386-754-8524. Proceeds will benefit the library and the Wellborn United Methodist Churchs out reach programs. Festival vendors wanted The Wellborn Community Association is calling for arts and crafts vendors for the 19th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival to be held Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2. This years festival will start at 2 p.m. on Friday and continue through Saturday until 5 p.m. Con tact Wendell Snowden at 386-963-1157. Continued From Page 5A From staff reports Pianist and composer Joseph Martin will perform a free concert at the Lake City First Presbyterian Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. May 19. A native of North Carolina, Martin earned his bachelor of music degree in piano performance at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. He went on to earn at masters degree in piano performance at the University of Texas, Austin. Martin also taught piano for five years in the Piano Pedagogy Department of the University of Texas. While at Furman University, Martin was accompanist for choral director and composer Milburn Price. Inspired by his teaching, Martin began to compose. Martin is a member of the Shawnee Press, Inc. as director of Sacred Publications. He has performed solo piano recitals and has been the featured artist with sym phony orchestras in the United States and Mexico. Though he continues to perform in concert, he now devotes his efforts to playing in churches and for conferences of church musicians. He has com posed hundreds of com missioned works. Recognized throughout the United States for his many choral compositions, both sacred and secular, Martins music is published by numerous publishing houses. Over a thousand compositions are currently in print and the list contin ues to grow. In 2011 alone, he had 90 pieces published. Some of his compositions and recordings have won awards. Along with Mark Hayes and David Angerman, Martin has co-authored a fully-graded, progres sive piano method for the Christian student called Keys for the Kingdom. His major works include 27 choral contatas and Song of Wisdom, a choral tone poem based on the bestselling childrens book Old Turtle. Martins music can be heard in such diverse locations as Carnegie Hall in New York City; the Lawrence Welk Theatre in Branson, Mo.; and in hun dreds of worship services in churches across the United States and Canada. He con tinues to surprise audiences with the variety and scope of his compositions and arrangements. Martin lives in Austin, Texas, with his children -Jonathan and Aubrey -and his wife, Sue. For more information on the concert, call Bill Poplin at 365-4932. Pianist to perform at First Presbyterian Church Martin. COURTESY of Cape Canaveral in an area known as the Space Coast because it is the home of NASAs Kennedy Space Center, the location of numerous famed shut tle launches. A spokesman for the Department of Children and Families wouldnt immediately comment on whether the family had a history with the agency. Dispatch records released Tuesday show that authorities responded to Thomas house on three successive days in April. In the first visit, on Easter Sunday, Thomas reported that her son had thrown a bicycle through a window at the house. The next day, Thomas called to report that her son had kicked and punched her when she tried to wake him up for school. The fol lowing day, child welfare investigators visited the house to look into allega tions of inadequate super vision of the children. Records also showed that Thomas was arrested in 2002 on a misdemeanor battery charge for striking the father of her children. The charge was later dropped. Two years ear lier, she filed a domestic violence complaint against Joe Johnson, but that was dismissed after a hearing. Jamie Hudson, whose mother lives two doors down from the family, said the boys in the fam ily were known to shoot BBs at a home across the street and had threatened to set it on fire. It has been an ongoing problem on our street with them, Hudson said. Goodyear said Jaxs Johnson had recently been arrested on a domestic violence charge. He said he didnt know if the boy had been accused of hit ting his mother or causing damage at the house. Austin Lewis, a 16-yearold classmate of Pebbles Johnson, said the family had problems like every body else but nothing that drastic. He described Pebbles Johnson as very loving and caring. Always with a smile, Lewis said. Didnt let any thing affect her. She was always in a good mood. A pastor at the church the family attended described it as normal stuff. I think he was punch ing some walls or some thing, said Jarvis Wash, pastor of the Real Church in Rockledge, Fla. Wash said the fam ily attended services last Sunday but had been absent for a few weeks before that. I dont know what could have happened in the past couple of days, Wash said. Its a tragedy to the church and the community. Associated Press writers Suzette Laboy, Christine Armario and Kelli Kennedy in Miami and Mike Schneider in Orlando con tributed to this report. MURDER: Mom kills 4 children Continued From Page 3A
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, May 16, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com BRIEFS Columbia will meet Dunnellon in spring game. CHS continued on 3B Friday Q Columbia High football at Dunnellon High, 7 p.m. Q Fort White High football at Orange Park High, 7 p.m. GAMES YOUTH BASEBALL Tigers travel team tryouts The Lake City Tigers 10-under baseball travel team has a tryout at 5:30 p.m. today at Southside Sports Complex. For details, call Bobby Hingson at (386) 205-0398. YOUTH FOOTBALL Pop Warner sign-up Saturday Registration for Pop Warner Football new players and cheerleaders is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and May 26, June 2 and June 16. Teams will close as rosters fill up. For details, call Mike Ferrell at (386) 209-1662 or visit www.league lineup/rccamnlakecity popwarner.com GATORS International Gator Day International Gator Day is Saturday and Gator Clubs all over the country will be giving back to the communities. The North Florida Gator Club will be at the Lake City Farmers Market (by Shands Lake Shore) from 8 a.m. until noon. The club will be fingerprinting children for identification in the event of an emergency, and giving out balloons. For details, call 752-3333. FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Drive for Your School Saturday Rountree-Moore Ford Lincoln is sponsoring a Drive One for Your School fundraiser for Fort White High from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the dealership on U.S. Highway 90 west in Lake City. Several organizations from Fort White High will be on hand to register people. For details, call Harold Bundy at 365-5731. YOUTH SOFTBALL Fort White 16U bake sale/raffle Fort White Girls Softball Associations 16-under softball team has a bake sale/raffle fundraiser at the Lake City Mall on Saturday. The team is raising money to go to the Babe Ruth World Series in North Carolina. For details, call Nora Harvey at 365-5688. WOLVES FOOTBALL Spring game set for May 25 Richardson Middle Schools spring Orange & Green game is 1:30 p.m. May 25 at the schools practice field. Cost is $3 for adults. For details, call Kaleb Watkins at 755-8130.Q From staff reports JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort Whites Kellen Snider (from left), Andrew Baker, and T avaris Williams practice carrying footballs during a drill. Indians backfield taking shapeBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Fort White Highs varsity scaled back in Fridays Red & Black game to stay fresh for scrimmages at Madison County High on Saturday. Its a good thing. The Indians went through three sessions on Saturday, start-ing at 10 a.m. With the breaks between scrimmages, it was an all-day affair. Fort Whites offense and defense recorded about 100 plays each, facing East Gadsden and Madison County. We got home about 4, head coach Demetric Jackson said on Tuesday. Still, Jackson is sold on the idea. It was a great experience, Jackson said. We are trying to get used to that because that is how the FCA camp is set up over the summer. When you get Running back should be a strongpoint. INDIANS continued on 2B ASSOCIATED PRESSThis Dec. 24, 2011 file photo shows Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew before an NFL football game between the Jaguars and the Te nnessee Titans, in Nashville, Tenn. The Jaguars opened summer workouts on Tuesday wi thout star Jones-Drew, who is skipping the three weeks of activities.Jacksonvilles Jones-Drew wants contract extensionBy MARK LONGAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE Maurice Jones-Drew was a no-show again. The Jacksonville Jaguars running back skipped the first day of organized team activities Tuesday, and coach Mike Mularkey said the three-time Pro Bowler wants a contract extension. Hes talked about trying to get an extension for his contract, which I think everybodys aware of, Mularkey said. Im on the coaching end of those matters. I talk to him about football and what I can do for him on the field and in the locker room. Jones-Drew is scheduled to make $4.45 million this season, considerably less than other top tailbacks like Chris Johnson, Arian Foster and Marshawn Lynch. Since the workouts are voluntary and Jones-Drew has stayed away before, its not a huge concern. But the Jaguars would like to have their best offen-sive player in attendance to get acquainted with a new coaching staff and new playbook. Its all voluntary, Mularkey said. I wish he Running back chooses to skip teams OTAs. JAGS continued on 3BFamiliar foe JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Braxton Stockton runs the ball during a drill Wednesday. By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High will be looking to repeat last years performance against Dunnellon High in this years spring game. The Tigers will travel to take on another set of Tigers for the second-consecutive meeting between the two schools. Columbia won the first matchup while pitching a shutout against Dunnellon on its home field during Columbia head coach Brian Allens debut last spring. The Tigers won 17-0. Columbia used three turnovers and a defensive score en route to its win. Javere Smith scored on a 61-yard fumble recovery. Braxton Stocktons six-yard touchdown was Columbias only offensive touchdown. Columbia went into the spring with Nigel Atkinson as its No. 1 quarterback, but Jayce Barber won the job throughout the season. Barber didnt take many
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today CYCLING 5 p.m. NBCSN Tour of California, stage 4, Sonora to Clovis, Calif. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Boston at Tampa Bay NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. TNT Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 3, Boston at Philadelphia 9:30 p.m. TNT Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 2, L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN Playoffs, conference finals, game 2, New Jersey at N.Y. RangersBASKETBALLNBA playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Late Monday Oklahoma City 119, L.A. Lakers 90 Tuesday Indiana at Miami (n)L.A. Clippers at San Antonio (n) Today Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m. Thursday Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m.L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Friday Boston at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday Miami at Indiana, 3:30 p.m.San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.Rookie of the Year Selected by a national panel of 120 sportswriters and broadcasters, points were awarded on a 5-3-1 basis:Player Points 1st 2nd 3rd Pts Kyrie Irving 117 2 1 592 Ricky Rubio 49 23 170Kenneth Faried 1 30 34 129Kawhi Leonard 1 9 15 47Iman Shumpert 1 7 7 33 Klay Thompson 5 15 30Isaiah Thomas 6 10 28Brandon Knight 6 3 21Chandler Parsons 3 5 14MarShon Brooks 1 1 4Kemba Walker 3 3 Josh Selby 1 1BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 22 14 .611 Tampa Bay 22 14 .611 New York 20 15 .571 1 12 Toronto 19 17 .528 3Boston 16 19 .457 5 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 19 16 .543 Detroit 17 18 .486 2 Chicago 17 19 .472 2 12 Kansas City 14 20 .412 4 12 Minnesota 10 25 .286 9 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 23 13 .639 Oakland 19 17 .528 4 Seattle 16 21 .432 7 12 Los Angeles 15 21 .417 8 Mondays Games N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 5Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 1 Boston 6, Seattle 1Kansas City 3, Texas 1Cleveland 5, Minnesota 4Chicago White Sox 7, Detroit 5Oakland 5, L.A. Angels 0 Tuesdays Games Cleveland 5, Minnesota 0Detroit 10, Chicago White Sox 8Seattle at Boston (n)N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore (n)Oakland at L.A. Angels (n)Tampa Bay at Toronto (n)Kansas City at Texas (n) Todays Games Minnesota (Blackburn 1-4) at Detroit (Porcello 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-2) at Cleveland (Jimenez 3-3), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 3-4) at Toronto (Drabek 2-4), 7:07 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 4-1) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 3-0), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Milone 5-2) at Texas (Darvish 5-1), 8:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 2-2) at Kansas City (F.Paulino 1-1), 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 3-3) at L.A. Angels (Williams 3-1), 10:05 p.m. Thursdays Games Seattle at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m.Minnesota at Detroit, 1:05 p.m.Oakland at Texas, 2:05 p.m.Baltimore at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m.Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 22 13 .629 Atlanta 22 14 .611 12 New York 20 15 .571 2 Miami 18 17 .514 4 Philadelphia 17 19 .472 5 12 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 20 15 .571 Cincinnati 18 16 .529 1 12 Pittsburgh 17 18 .486 3 Chicago 15 20 .429 5Houston 15 20 .429 5 Milwaukee 15 20 .429 5 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 24 11 .686 San Francisco 18 17 .514 6 Arizona 15 21 .417 9 12 Colorado 13 21 .382 10 12 San Diego 12 24 .333 12 12 Mondays Games Chicago Cubs 6, St. Louis 4Philadelphia 5, Houston 1Washington 8, San Diego 5Cincinnati 3, Atlanta 1N.Y. Mets 3, Milwaukee 1Pittsburgh 3, Miami 2L.A. Dodgers 3, Arizona 1San Francisco 3, Colorado 2 Tuesdays Games Philadelphia 4, Houston 3, 10 inningsSan Diego 6, Washington 1St. Louis 7, Chicago Cubs 6Cincinnati at Atlanta (n)Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets (n)Pittsburgh at Miami (n)Arizona at L.A. Dodgers (n)Colorado at San Francisco (n) Todays Games L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 5-0) at San Diego (Richard 1-5), 6:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Bedard 2-4) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 4-1), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 0-5) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 1-2), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Buehrle 2-4) at Atlanta (Minor 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 2-3) at Houston (Norris 3-1), 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Worley 3-2) at Chicago Cubs (Garza 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 2-1) at Colorado (Moyer 1-3), 8:40 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 2-2) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 5-2), 10:15 p.m. Thursdays Games Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m.Arizona at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.St. Louis at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m.Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:05 p.m.Miami at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.Milwaukee at Houston, 8:05 p.m.Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. GOLFGolf week PGA TOUR BYRON NELSON CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Irving, Texas.Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: TPC Four Seasons Resort (7,166 yards, par 70). Purse: $6.5 million. Winners share: $1.17 million. Television: Golf Channel (ThursdayFriday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.). Online: http:// www.pgatour.com LPGA TOUR SYBASE MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Gladstone, N.J.Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Hamilton Farm Golf Club (6,553 yards, par 72). Purse: $1.5 million. Winners share: $375,000. Television: Golf Channel (Today, 5-6 p.m., 9-10 p.m.; Thursday, midnight1 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:302:30 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 a.m., 3-6 p.m., 9:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4-6 p.m.; 9:30-11:30 p.m.). Online: http:// www.lpga.com EUROPEAN TOUR VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Casares, Spain.Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Finca Cortesin Golf Club (7,290 yards, par 72). Purse: $3.53 million. Winners share: $899,400. Television: Golf Channel (ThursdayFriday, 8 a.m.-noon; Saturday, 6:3011:30 a.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6 a.m.-noon, 7-9:30 p.m.). Online: http:// www.europeantour.com NATIONWIDE TOUR BMW CHARITY PRO-AM Site: Greer, S.C.Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Courses Thornblade Club (7,024 yards, par 71), Greenville Country Club (6,864 yards, par 72) and The Carolina Country Club (6,951 yards, par 72). Purse: $600,000. Winners share: $108,000. Television: Golf Channel (ThursdayFriday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-3 p.m.; Sunday, 2-4 p.m.; Monday, midnight2 a.m.). CHAMPIONS TOUR Next event: Senior PGA Championship, May 24-27, The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Mich.SOFTBALLNCAA Div. I regionals Friday Gainesville Regional Florida (46-11) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (37-22), 6 p.m. UCF (39-17) vs. South Florida (45-11), 3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Regional Florida State (46-14) vs. San Diego State (30-22), 6 p.m. Hofstra (38-13) vs. UCLA (36-18) College Station Regional LSU (34-22) vs. Texas State (38-15)Bethune-Cookman (30-29) vs. Texas A&M (39-16), 8 p.m.HOCKEYNHL playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best of 7) Monday NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 0 Tuesday Los Angeles at Phoenix (n) Today New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 8 p.m. Thursday Phoenix at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Saturday NY Rangers at New Jersey, 1 p.m. Sunday Phoenix at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 that many reps, it cant do anything but help you. We learned what we have and what we have to work on. The offensive backfield for the Indians is com-ing around, led by third-year starting quarterback Andrew Baker. Andrew is really picking it up, Jackson said. He is doing the things that will really benefit us. Tavaris Williams was given his shot at tailback and is taking advantage. Tavaris started off slow, but he turned it up for Madison, Jackson said. He broke off a 40-yard touchdown run and had runs of 15 and 10 yards. He was hit in the backfield, and turned it into a big play. He has great speed but the question was will he stick it up in there. He showed us he could. He is a work in progress, but he impressed me this spring. Kellen Snider is expected to add fullback to his defen-sive duties. Jackson also was pleased with the play of Blair Chapman at the position. Chapman had a good scrimmage Saturday, Jackson said. He blocked real well. We will probably rotate those guys. A stalwart at safety and wide receiver, Trey Phillips could see some running back. Baker might see some time on defense. We have to smart about (Baker) playing lineback-er, Jackson said. Fort White travels to take on Orange Park High at 7 p.m. Friday. INDIANS: Travel to Orange Park Friday Continued From Page 1B ASSOCIATED PRESSCleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving (right) is presented the NBA Rookie of the Year award by Kia Motors America regional director Mike Helgesen at the basketball teams headquarters in Independence, Ohio on Tuesday.Cavaliers Kyrie Irving selected NBAs top rookieBy TOM WITHERSAssociated PressINDEPENDENCE, Ohio Once Kyrie Irving finished cracking jokes, thanking Clevelands fans, his teammates and coach-es, he looked down from the podium at the person who promised this would happen. He was the NBAs Rookie of the Year. This award is for us, Irving said to his father, Dred, who raised his son after his wife, Elizabeth, died 15 years ago. Were bringing it back home and were going to put it right on the mantle and were going to put some flash-ing lights on it so it shines throughout the whole entire house. This season, Irving shined brightest. The 20-year-old ran away in voting by a nationwide media panel that could have handed in ballots with two months left in the sea-son. There was really no other choice. Irving received 117 of 120 possible first-place votes from writers and broadcasters and finished with 592 points, more than three times as many as Minnesotas Ricky Rubio (170), who finished second despite missing most of the season with a knee injury. Denvers Kenneth Faried (129) was a distant third. Faried, San Antonios Kawhi Leonard and New Yorks Iman Shumpert received the other first-place votes, stopping Irving from joining Blake Griffin (2011), David Robinson (1990) and Ralph Sampson (1984) as the only players to win the award unani-mously. Irving played beyond his years and above everyones expectations including his own this season when he routinely took over games in the fourth quarter and renewed the hopes of a Cleveland fran-chise still putting together the pieces after LeBron James left as a free agent two summers ago. Irving always felt the award was within his reach. It was a goal of mine, Irving said. I kept it on the back burner. I knew as long as we won games and we beat great teams that it was going to come. The first pick in last years draft, Irving led all rookies and the Cavs in scor-ing with 18.5 points per game. He also led first-year players in field-goal per-centage (46.8), was second in assists (5.4) and became one of just six rookies in league history to average at least 18 points and five assists. However, it was the other elements of his game a nasty crossover dribble, a fearless desire to get to the basket, and a clutch, cold-blooded instinct in the fourth quarter that sepa-rated him from the others. Cavs coach Byron Scott knew Irving was special long before he made his pro debut. The day we brought him in for his individual workout before the draft, I thought he was definite-ly the best player that we had, Scott said. Still, Irvings first season, delayed because of the leagues labor lock-out, began with some doubting whether he was deserving of the top pick or if Cleveland had made a mistake. Irving had played in just 11 games at Duke because of a toe injury.
Keith Denmark turned in a Wednesday triple. Denmarks +8 performance in the blitz tied him for first; his birdie on Dunes No. 8 gave him one of only two skins; and, to top it off, his birdie was drawn as the pot hole. Finishing in a tie for first was Randy Heavrin, followed by Bill Walls in third at +6, Chris Sanders in fourth at +5 and Jack Tuggle in fifth at +4. The other skin was collected by Pete Skantzos for his birdie on Dunes No. 7. All other birdies were canceled out. In Friday Dogfight action Ronnie Ash ran away from the field with a solid +9, fol-lowed by Emerson Darst in second at +6, and Jack Tuggle and Ralph Minster tied for third at +5. Closest to the pin winners were Joe Herring on Creeks No. 2, Ronnie Ash on Creeks No. 8 and Dunes No. 7, Chet Carter on Dunes No. 1 and Randy Heavrin on Dunes No. 5. Skins went to Herring, Kevin Odom (2), Carter (2), Tuggle and Ash. Wednesdays scramble was won by the team of Jason Watts, Danny Harrington and Wallace Christie. The pot was drawn and the winning team hit the lucky number. A new pot starts today. Sundays scramble ended in a five-way tie for first as Todd Carters team bogeyed their last hole to back up to 3-under and give four other teams a shot in a playoff. The chance turned into a tease, as Jeremy Dorn sunk a birdie putt on the first playoff hole to give Michael Harris, Carter and Dorn and Jeremy the win. There was no pot winner for the third week; so, a big rollover for next Sunday. New Heroes League results had Tony Kent and Bud Simpkins teaming up for a score of 37 to take the afternoon contest. Full Heroes Leagues standings will be posted next week. The Heros League is open to police, firefighters, correction officers, EMTs and military. For details, call Pete at 752-3339. Also starting next week are Restaurant Wars on Mondays and Battle of the Businesses on Friday. For details, call Pete at 752-3339 or stop by the pro shop. A special thank you for all the ladies who participated in Lady Gator Day and especially Carol McGraw for organizing and making the event a fun event for all the players. Over a 100 players and dozens of sponsors lent their support to make this years Arc of North Florida tournament another big success. The tournament winner in the gross category was the team of Tom Tuckey, Tucker Lemley, Joe Barclay, and John Martz. The team of Jerry Taylor, Sam Roberson, Shack Roberson and Henry Roberson was second. In the net category first place went to the team of John Bridges, Zack Paulk, Ron James and Canty Gareats. Second place was claimed by the team of Scott Lancaster, Perry Humphries, Johnny Knight and Reagan Knight. Skill shot winners were Lancaster for longest drive, Lemley for closest to the pin and Matt Osiecki for the straightest drive. The Players Blitz combined the score of entrants and the score of a pro the third round of The Players tournament. Winners and their pro partner: A flight first, Mike McCranie (Ricky Fowler); second, Donnie Thomas (Matt Kuchar); third, Jordan Hale (Brian Davis); fourth (tie), Timmy Rogers (Bill Haas) and Mike Gough (Martin Laird); B flight first, Tony Kent (Ricky Fowler); sec-ond (tie), Don Stewart (Kevin Na) and John Dennis (Ben Curtis); third (tie), Steve Peters (Martin Laird) and David Rhodes (Kevin Streelman). The skins pot was split among Steve Patterson, Donald Roberts, Keith Shaw and Hale. An eagle on No. 16 gave Steve Thomas +7 points and first place in the Sunday blitz, plus a skin. Ron Bennett, Eddy Brown and Bruce Gibson finished in a second-place tie at +5. Timmy Rogers, Buddy Slay, Mickey Wilcox, Terry Hunter and Gibson picked up the other skins. Dennis Crawford stayed red hot with a round of 67 and +12 points for an easy win in the A flight of Wednesdays blitz. Jordan Hale (+9) was in second and Mike McCranie (+6) took third. Bud Johnson posted +11 in B flight to barely outdistance Dwight Rhodes (+10) and Jerry Smith (+9). Hale picked up a skin with an eagle on No. 9 to share the skins pot with Chad Hunter, Don Howard, Roger Mitzel, Mickey Wilcox and Crawford. The Good Old Boys had decent competition in all of their team and individual contests. In the first match the team of Jerry West, Eli Witt, Howard Whitaker and Paul Davis picked up the win over the team of Marc Risk, Doyle Worthington, Bill Wheeler and Bobby Simmons by a 7-5 score. The team of Ed Snow, Jim Bell, Joe Persons and Merle Hibbard found a lit-tle more breathing room in overcoming the team of Dennis Hendershot, Mike Spencer, Jim Stevens and Dan Stephens by a count of 7-4. The third match outcome was in doubt until the team of Monty Montgomery, Tony Branch, Dave Cannon and Hugh Sherrill edged ahead for a 4-3 win over the team of Stan Woolbert, Bill Rogers, Don Howard and Rob Brown. The shootout for medalist honors went to Montgomery with a 38-36-74. Snow and Risk provided serious challenges with identical round of 38-37-35. Others in the chase were West (77), Whitaker (78), Witt (79) and Woolbert (79). Upcoming events:Q Friday, Kiwanis Club scramble, 1 p.m. (course closed 12:45-5:45 p.m.); Q Saturday, MGA twoman; Q Sunday, Mixed team event.Junior golf, tennis campsCarl Ste-Marie is offering Junior Golf Camps and Johnny Young is offering Junior Tennis Camps this summer at The Country Club at Lake City. Golf camps are 8-11 a.m. Monday through Friday on the following dates: June 11-15, June 18-22, July 9-13, July 23-27 and Aug. 6-10. Johnny Youngs Tennis Camps are 8-11 a.m. Monday through Friday on the following dates: June 25-29, July 16-20 and July 30-Aug. 3. Cost for each camp is $75 for non-members of the club and $65 for members. Golf camps are limited to the first 20 paid children, while tennis camps are lim-ited to the first 16 paid chil-dren. Drinks and snacks are provided. Registration is at Brians Sports on U.S. Highway 90 west and information is available at the club. For details, call Ste-Marie at 752-2266 or 623-2833, or Young at 365-3827. 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R Alonzo Bodden: Paying GOLF REPORTS JAGS: Jones-Drew not only absent player Continued From Page 1B GOLF BRIEFS CHS: Spring game Friday Continued From Page 1B QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Chet Carter COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed GoffArc tournament a success Denmark triples up Wednesday Kiwanis tourney set for Friday The annual Coach Joe Fields Kiwanis Golf Tournament is Friday at The Country Club at Lake City. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and a 1 p.m. tee time. Entry fee is $60 per player. Hole sponsorships are available. For details, call committee chairman Jordan Wade at 288-2729.Relay for Life tourney Saturday An American Cancer Society/ Relay for Life benefit golf tournament is Saturday at Quail Heights Country Club. Registration for the four-person scramble is 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost of $75 per player or $275 for four-person team includes green fee, cart, lunch, give-aways and awards. Hole sponsorships are available. There will be entertainment and a long drive demonstration by Bobby Bradley. Savealot is tournament sponsor and Beef O Bradys is donating lunches. For details, call Kim Nicholson at 288-2871, or April Hentzberry at 867-0066. Elks Lodge tourney July 14 Lake City Elks Lodge No. 893 has its annual charity golf tournament planned for July 14 at The Country Club at Lake City. Entry fee is $50 per golfer for the four-person scramble event. Hole sponsors are $100 and include one golf entry. Register by July 6. For details, call the Elks Lodge at 752-2284.Q From staff reports was here. He knows we wish he was here. His teammates have talked to him about it. Its a personal decision. Theres nothing I can do about it. I think if I spend a lot of energy on worrying about that, its not going to go in a good direction for the guys that are here. And I want to show them that positive energy that I have and I dont want to let anything be a distraction from the guys that are here. Hell catch up when he comes back in. Jones-Drew hasnt worked out in Jacksonville the last three years. He missed OTAs in 2010 to train on the West Coast, and the NFL lockout can-celed offseason training sessions last year. Nonetheless, it hasnt slowed him down. Jones-Drew led the NFL in rush-ing last season, gaining 1,606 yards for the leagues worst offense and making his third consecutive Pro Bowl. He has two years remaining on a five-year deal worth $31 million that he signed in 2009. Jones-Drew is entering his seventh season. He has 6,854 yards rushing, 2,473 yards receiving and 74 total touchdowns. He carried a career-high 343 times last season, averag-ing 4.7 yards even though defenses knew he was the focal point of Jacksonvilles offense. It makes sense that he would want a new deal after a career year. Plus, hes considered underpaid compared to some of the leagues other top backs. Johnson is getting $13.5 million annually. Foster is making $8.7 million a year. And Lynch is earning $7.75 annu-ally. St. Louis Steven Jackson, Carolinas DeAngelo Williams and Minnesotas Adrian Peterson also make more than Jones-Drew. Jones-Drew wasnt the only player absent Tuesday. Kicker Josh Scobee is skipping workouts while awaiting a new contract. The Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Scobee in March, but he has declined to sign the one-year tender worth $2.88 million. snaps in the spring game, but he did lead the Tigers to a field goal for their final score. Barber came in during the third quarter and a late-hit penalty helped keep the drive alive. Barber then hit Atkinson for a nine-yard completion and scrambled for eight yards on consecu-tive plays to move Columbia into field-goal range. With the third quarter coming to an end, Allen sent on Lunde to attempt a 32-yard field goal as time expired. The varsity did not play during the fourth quarter. Its never as good or bad as you think it is, Allen said. Turns out things would go pretty well for the first-year coach as he guided Columbia into the playoffs as district runner-up with a 7-3 record. The Tigers beat St. Augustine in the first round before falling to Bartram Trail, 27-24, in the second round. Columbia will look to begin building on that finish as it travels to Dunnellon at 7 p.m. on Friday.
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Could you please tell me what to do? -LOST IN LOVE IN MONTANA DEAR LOST IN LOVE: Im sorry youre hurting, but pleased to know you are going to meetings. At some point they will help you accept that as much as you love the person Butch was, for the sake of your health and sanity you must let go and let God. Your next step should be to give yourself less time to brood. Fill your non-work-ing hours by volunteering -at a hospital, a library, a senior citizens center. Thats where youll meet worthwhile, involved people and start building friendships with mentally healthy people. I promise you the more you put into it, the more youll receive. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get ready for adven-ture, ups and downs and lots to think about. A friend may have a greater interest in you than you realize. 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Make your residence more conducive to working cre-atively from home. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Try something new, or get involved in an activity that promises to challenge you physically. The opportunity to show off will make you feel good and help position you for a job that interests you. Love is in the stars. +++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Keep your emo-tions in check. Observe what others are doing. Focus on how you can make your life better. A lit-tle creative accounting will help protect your assets and secure your financial position for years to come. Stick close to home. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Wait and see what everyone else does. You dont want to end up in a position that costs you because you were too eager to offer or promise your assistance. Love is looking good, and a posi-tive decision will stabilize your personal life. ++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An opportunity to change the way you earn your living is apparent. Update your resume or present other ways that your services and skills can be put to use. Greater job and financial security is apparent. Dont be afraid to take a chance. +++ 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 Women take control of their health by learning all they can 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 WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 4B
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All creditors of the decedent and other persons having clams or demands against descend-ants 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 de-cedent and other persons having claims or demands against dece-dents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION 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 PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publi-cation of this notice is May 9, 2012Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:John J. KendronAttorney for Kathie L. ViersFlorida Bar Number: 0306850Robinson, Kennon & Kendron, P.A.582 West Duval StreetPO Box 1178Lake City, FL32056-1178Telephone: (386) 755-1334Personal Representative:Kathie L. Viers11522 Wildflower RoadArcadia, California 9100602500101May 9, 16, 2012 IN THECIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONIN RE: ESTATE OF NICHOLE MARIE CERVANTEZDECEASED.File No. 12.82.CPNOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of Nichole Marie Cervantez, deceased, whose date of death was February 2, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Pro-bate Division, the address of which is 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses of the Personal Represen-tative and he Personal Representa-tives attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or de-mands against Decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is re-quired to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLI-CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPOF THIS NO-TICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents 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 PERIODS SETFORTABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is May 9, 2012.Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:James A. Nolan, EsquireAttorney for Personal RepresentativeFlorida Bar Number: 0124389 4114 Herschel Street, Suite 105Jacksonville, FL32210Telephone: (904) 425-3058Fax: (904) 425-3058E-Mail: email@example.comPersonal Representative:Jose Manuel Cervantez654 S.E. Bailey StreetLake City, Florida 3202402500103May 9, 16, 2012 Public Auction to be held June 16, 2012 at 8AM at Ozzies Towing & Auto, LLC 2492 SE Baya Ave. Lake City FL, 32025.(386)719-5608Following Vin Numbers:2000 KiaVin# KNAFB1218Y588756702500193May 16, 2012 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONIN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAELKEVIN TUCKERDeceased.File No. 12-83-CPNOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of Michael Kevin Tucker, deceased, who date of death was February 3, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Pro-bate Division, the address of which is 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses of the Personal Represen-tative and the Personal Representa-tives attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or de-mands against the Decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is re-quired to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLI-CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents 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 PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The Date of first publication of this notice is May 9, 2012.Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:James A. Nolan, EsquireAttorney for Personal RepresentativeFlorida Bar Number: 01243894114 Herschel Street, Suite 105Jacksonville, FL32210Telephone: (904) 425-3058Fax: (904) 425-3059E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPersonal Representative:Roger A. German, Jr.6700 Bowden Road, #1104Jacksonville, Florida 3221602500104May 9, 16, 2012 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 12-30-CA Division: CIVIL CECILWILLIAM STOUGHTON, JR., VICKI J. STOUGHTON, JON ASHENBACK and RACHELASHENBACK,Plaintiffs, vs.ELMER P. ROBY, as Personal Rep-resentative of the Estate of John Ro-by, deceased, JAMES JOHNSON, PATRICK FIELDS, and any heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-ees, legatees, lienholders, creditors, trustees of the decedents, or other-wise claiming by, through, under or against the decedents and Defend-ants, and any unknown defendants, including all parties having or claim-ing to have any right, title, or interest in the property herein described, Defendants.NOTICE OF ACTION TODEFENDANTS, ELMER P. ROBY, as Personal Representative of the Estate of John Roby, deceased, and PATRICK FIELDS, and any heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, legatees, lienholders, creditors, trust-ees of the decedents, or otherwise claiming by, through, under or against the decedents or Defendants, and any known or unknown parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described:YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Quiet Title to the following prop-erty in COLUMBIACounty, Flori-da:Lot 93, THREE RIVERS ESTATES, Unit 10, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 10, of the Public Records of Columbia County, Florida. Parcel ID Number: 00-00-00-00812-000has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on LLOYD E. PETERSON, JR., the Plaintiffs' attorney, whose address is 905 SWBaya Drive, Lake City, FL32025, on or before May 31, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the Plaintiffs' attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de-manded in the complaint or petition. The Court has authority to this suit to enter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiffsinterest which will be binding upon you. DATED on April 25, 2012. P.DEWITTCASON, Clerk for Third Judicial Circuit Court of CO-LUMBIACounty, Florida By B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05532282May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTIN THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 12-228-CADIVISIONJAX FEDERALCREDITUNION,Plaintiff,vs.MARIO GRANDA, JR., a Single Person, Deceased, by and through any and all Unknown Heirs, Benefi-ciaries, Devisees, Assignees, Lie-nors, Creditors, Trustees and all oth-ers who may claim an interest in the Estate of MARIO GRANDA, JR., a Single Person, Deceased; UN-KNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIO GRANDA, JR, a Single Person; and UNKNOWN TENANTIN POSSES-SION,Defendants,NOTICE OF ACTIONTO: MARIO GRANDA, JR., a Sin-gle Person, Deceased, by and through any and all Unknown Heirs, Beneficiaries, Devisees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees and all others who may claim an interest in the Estate of MARIO GRANDA, JR., a Single Person, Deceased2330 Lower Springs N.W.Lake City, FL32055(Last Known Address)(CURRENTADDRESS UN-KNOWN)YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-lowing property in Columbia Coun-ty, Florida:COMMENCE ATTHE NWCOR-NER OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP2 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAAND RUN THENCE N 883519 E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE SAID SW1/4 OF THE SW1/4, 356.35 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTIN-UE N 883519 E, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 303.65 FEET; THENCE S 05341 E, 660.00 FEET; THENCE S 883519 W, 279.28 FEET; THENCE N 30036 W,660.23 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING, LESS AND EX-CEPTTHE NORTH 50 FEETOF SAID LANDS BEING THE RIGHTOF WAYFOR LOWER SPRINGS ROAD.And which postal address is:2330 Lower Springs N.W., Lake City, Fl 32055has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mark J. Horne, the Plaintiffs attor-ney, whose address is 720 Black-stone Building, Jacksonville, Florida, 32202, within thirty days after the first publication, of the Notice of Ac-tion, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Com-plaint or petition.Dated on 5/2/2012.PDEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE COURTBY: B. SCIPPIOAS DEPUTYCLERK02500106May 9, 16, 2012 REGISTRATION OFFictitious NamesWethe undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interest-ed in the business or profession car-ried on under the name of INTER-NALMEDICINE OF LAKE CITYat 289 SWSTONEGATE TER-RACE, SUITE 204, LAKE CITY, FL32024Contact Phone Number: 239-552-3584 and the extent of the interest of each, is as follows:Name: LAKE SHORE HMAMEDI-CALGROUP, LLCExtent of Interest: 100%by:/s/ Linda A. Epstein, Vice Presi-dentSTATE OF FLORIDACOUNTYOF COLUMBIASworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of May, A.D. 2012.by:/s/ MARGARETM. ONEIL05532638May 16, 2012 IN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 2011-CA-000543EAS SENSORSENSE, INC.Plaintiff(s),vs.TERESADIBBLE, et. al.Defendant(s)/NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLO-SURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPER-TYTO: TERESADIBBLE ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUTWHOSE LASTKNOWN ADDRESS IS: 333 NORTHWESTWALDO STREET, LAKE CITY, FL32025FRANCES HAWK ADDRESS UN-KNOWN BUTWHOSE LASTKNOWN ADDRESS BUTWHOSE LASTKNOWN ADDRESS IS: 2097 N INWOOD TER CRYSTALRIVER, FL34428Residence unknown and if living, in-cluding any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claim-ing by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforemen-tioned named Defendant and such of Legalthe aforementioned unknown De-fendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise no sui ju-ris.YOU ARE HEREBYNOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mort-gage on the following described property, to-wit:SW1/4 OF LOT5, VALLEYPARK, ASUBDIVISION OF APARTOF THE EAST1/2 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 19, TOWN-SHIP3 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 3, PAGE 24, PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA, FLORIDA.more commonly known as 333 NWWaldo St., Lake City, FL32025This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, GIL-BERTGARCIAGROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Cir-cle, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of first publication and file the original with the Clerk of Circuit Court either before service on Plain-tiffs attorney or immediately there-after; otherwise a default will be en-tered against you for the relief de-manded in the Complaint.WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on 30 day of April, 2012.P. DEWITTCASONCOLUMBIACounty, FloridaBy: B. ScippioDeputy ClerkIn accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administra-tive Office of the Court, COLUM-BIACounty, 173 NE HERNANO STREET, LAKE CITYFL32055,County Phone: 386-758-1036 TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service.02500100May 9, 16, 2012 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. 05532523Graphic Design The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper seeks a skilled and creative graphic designer to join our production team. This person must posses extensive knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat as well as being able to bring dynamic creativity through design and color to advertisements placed in the newspaper and a variety of other niche publications. This is a fast-paced, deadline driven position. Interested candidates should email resumes and sample portfolio to Josh Blackmon, Advertising Director at:jblackmon@lakecityr epor ter .com NOWHIRING!!! We are now hiring experienced Class ADrivers Excellent benefits package including health, dental and 401K. All applicants MUSTHave: Class ACDLwith X endorsements. 1 yr tractor-trailer experience with a t/t school certification or 2 yrs. tractor-trailer experience without the certification. 25 yrs or older Please apply online at floridarockandtanklines.com 1-866-352-7625. Family Owned Wellness Company Expanding to Florida We will train. Looking for motivated individuals to help grow area. If you are tired of living paycheck to paycheck. Call 386-7548811 or email: email@example.com Call for details. 100Job Opportunities05532634EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIACOUNTY Columbia County is accepting applications for Radio/Commu-nications Technician. An em-ployee in this position partici-pates in and oversees the instal-lation, inspection, maintenance and repair of two-way radios, dispatch console communica-tions units, microwave radio systems, radio communications towers, and all other electronic communications and related equipment. Employee performs a full range of radio/communi-cations technical assignments and uses considerable independ-ent judgment in making deci-sions requiring the interpretation and application of guidelines specific to work situations. Minimum requirements: Posses-sion of an Associates Degree in Electronic Technology and four (4) years of experience in radio/communications; or an equivalent combination of edu-cation and experience that pro-vides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the po-sition. Possession of a valid Florida Drivers license re-quired. Must obtain CPR certifi-cation by date of hire and main-tain certification during the course of employment. Salary Negotiable annually plus bene-fits. Successful applicant must pass pre-employment physical, criminal history check, and drug screening. Applications may be obtained at the Human Resour-ces Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Her-nando, Suite 203, Lake City, FL32055, (386)719-2025, TDD (386)758-2139 or at www.co-lumbiacountyfla.com. Review of applications will begin on 6/4/12 and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EEO/ADA/VPEmployer. 05532646HOLIDAYINN & SUITESLake Citys only full service hotel is seeking the following :CafServer (PT)Apply in person Mon-Fri 12-5pm 213 SWCommerce Dr. EOE/DFWP. Hiring one experienced Auto Cad Draftsmen experience in machining, web design, publisher helpful. Apply in person at 174 NE Cortez Terrace, Lake City, FL, or email firstname.lastname@example.org LakeCity Podiatry Office req one person to cover both front & back on Tues 8-5, $10/hr computer exp a must. Fax resumes 904-879-6360 Maintenance Help Needed Immediately. Must know. Plumbing and roofing Call 386-697-6396 Medical Office Manager, Exp. required, send resume & three references to: 250 NWMain Blvd., #1254, Lake City, FL32056 Nanny-Tutor-Campanion For my 7 yr. old daughter. 40 hrs per week during summer vacation then M-F 12-6 P.M. 2 nights per week til 10 P.M.. Light cleaning + preparing meals for her. Education background preferred. Background check including finger prints required. Would consider live-in. Send reply to Box 02003, C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056 Part time Evaluator, and Part Time Instructor. these two positions req a Bachelors in Human Services + 4000 hours experience in direct Mental Health or Substance Abuse Services or a Masters Degree +2000 hours experience. Fax resume to (904) 399-8001 or Email email@example.com PTClerical position. M-F. Must be a people person w/good organizational/multi-tasking skills, computer (must include Excel), phone & customer service skills. Send resume & references to Box 05082, C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com
LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDWEDNESDAY, MAY16, 2012 Classified Department: 755-5440 6B 1995 Chevy VanCustomized High top with 1,000# handicapped lift, low mileage.$6,500or Best Offer Call386-758-3053 2004 Dodge SLT Pickup4-Door, w/o handicap lift, low mileage.$13,000or Best Offer Call386-758-3053 100Job OpportunitiesSewing Machine Operator also support person for machine operator. Hafners 386-755-6481 STANDARD PLUMBING is looking for a service tech exp in commercial, residental, and indus-trial services.Apply in person: 1944 East Duval St, Lake City, FL SUMMER WORK GREATPAY! Immed. FT/PTopenings, customer sales/sv., will train, cond. apply, all ages 17+, Call ASAP 386-269-0587 White Springs MECHANIC needed for Fla Rock & Tank Lines. Experienced w/ repair & maintenance on tractor-trailers. 40-45/hrs wk prefer a Class A CDLlicense. email: firstname.lastname@example.org fax: 386-397-1137. Excellent Benefits! 120Medical Employment05532624RN/LPN needed for infusion center. MUSThave IV certification w/ 2 yrs exp. Medical Assistant needed. Experience required. Knowledge of electronic medical records necessary. Fax resume to: Attn Cheryl 386-754-3657 or email to: of ficemanager@ primarycaremedic.com 240Schools & Education05531665Interested in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $479next class-06/11/12 Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class-05/07/12 LPN 09/10/12 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies FREE KITTENS adorable long hair male and female, litter trained,wormed 6 weeks old call 386.623.5156 MINI SCHNAUZERS CKC/AKC Puppies, Ready in 2 to 4 weeks w/health certificates. Parents on premises, 386-963-1339. 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. 402Appliances REFRIGERATOR White, Side by side. Very clean. Works Great $375 386-292-3927 SEARS FREEZER White, Works Good $150 386-292-3927 407Computers DELLComputer $100.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 408Furniture SOFA, 4pc sectional, off white, excellent condition. must see. $250.00 Call 386.754.2405 leave message Three position, recline lift chair. Looks like new, blue in color selling for $200 Call386-963-5126 412Medical SuppliesHospital Bed like new Air mattress included $1,000.00 386-438-7296 420Wanted to Buy Wanted Junk Cars, Trucks, Vans. $300 & up CASH! Free Pick Up! NO title needed !386-878-9260 After 5pm 386752-3648. 430Garage Sales 4 FAMILY YARD SALE, Fri & Sat., 7-2 p.m, No Early Birds, 121 SWStafford Ct, Callaway Subdv., furn. (home, office & patio, new & used), sporting goods, exercise equip., tanning bed, tools, toys, kids & adult clothing, animal supplies, hshold. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. SAT5/19 8 a.m.? multi family yard sale, designer clothes new & used, jewelry, Lots of everything. 1930 SWJudy Glenn 450Good Things to EatU-PICK BLUEBERRIES $2.50/lb in Mc Aplin, for directions & availbility call 386.590.4631 or 386.963.2459 630Mobile Homes forRent2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo. plus deposit. Water & sewer furnished. Cannon Creek MHP 386-752-6422 3 BR/2 BA, completely refurbished, appliances furnished, $775 month. & $775 deposit 386-752-7578 3BR/2BA, completely refurbished, appliances furnished 137 N. $550 mth Refs & Deposit required Contact 936-594-0121 Mayo Suwannee River, MH 3/2 on 3 acres, $550/mth + 1 mth sec, contact 904-471-3343 Mobile Homes for rent in White Springs, Live Oak & Ft. White. Contact 386-623-3404 or 386-397-2779 Quiet Country Park 3/2 $550.., 2/2 $475.,2/1 $425 Very clean, NO PETS! Refs & dep reqd. 386-758-2280 640Mobile Homes forSale3/2 1,188 sqft DWMH split floor plan 1 acre nice back deck $79,900 MLS# 77988 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 3BR/2BAMFG home w/lg front & back porches & 4 manicured acres $54,500 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY INC. 755-5110 #80799 BANK REPO 2007 Fleetwood 16 x80 just released for bids and 96 2 bedrooms. Bids start at $7,700. First Coast Homes 386-752-1452. Beautiful 1 acre lot in great location with a 14x70 2/2 Fleetwood, only $1,500 down & $249 mo. Paula Ammons 386-292-6290 e-mail: email@example.com CENTURY21 The Darby Rogers Company Nice 3/2 Mobile Home, 1,976 sq. ft. on 1 acre, $47,000 MLS#80507 386-752-6575 HANDYMAN Special, 16 x 80, 3/2 delivered and set $9,500 Call 386-752-1452 HUGE TRIPLEWIDENEW2011 MODEL, 42x64 4/3 S/3 Model Only, was $139,900 now $109,000, save 30 thousand dollars, North Pointe Gainesville, 352-872-5566. LAND &HOME Doublewide on 2.5 acres only $2,500 down & $385 mo. with possible owner financing. John T. 386-752-8196. Mobile Home Wanted, Singlewide or Doublewide, good condition, reasonable offer, will pay cash Call 386-288-8379. NEW32x80, 4/2 $65,995 ONLY 1, New 2012 4/2 with 32Den. North Pointe Homes 352-872-5566 NEWDOUBLESby JACOBSEN, 28x44 3/2 $41,900 28x52 3/2 $46,900, 28x60 4/2 $49,900, All new homes inc. delset-skirting-steps & A.C. North Pointe Homes, Gainesville, 352-872-5566. Palm HarborVillage Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go New Homes Start at $39,900 800-622-2832 ext. 210 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 REPO NEWERDWon land, only $31,900. Call First Coast Homes, 386-752-1452. Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Well maintained mobile on 10 acres. 2 car covered carport. $77,900 MLS#79417 Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 4/2 on 10 acres in Bell. 2,200 heated sqft., Bring all offers! $80,000 MLS# 76582 650Mobile Home & LandCENTURY21,The Darby Rogers Company, Lg. MH approx. 2,280 sq. ft. has new wood floors, in McAlpin on 5 plus acres. MLS #78866, $79,500, 386-752-6575 CENTURY21,The Darby Rogers Company, Stunning Triplewide MH, grounds with huge oaks & hardwoods. MLS #80467, $145,000, 386-752-6575 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. @752-5290 Outstanding 3Br/2 Ba Manf. Home, 10 x 20 workshop w/ electr. & 2 ramps for the toys on a acre fenced $79,900 MLS #79810 705Rooms forRent Christian Male looking for individual to rent master bedroom with private bath, bed & dresser furn., $475 mo. incls. electr., cable, water, 1st+last+dep., background & ref. check. Leave message at 352-509-1855. 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 02500180Best deal in town!WINDSONG APTS386-758-8455 2/2 MH. Central quite location. Rental to Own, starting at $400 mo. Close to everything. 305-984-5511 or 386-344-0830 2BR/1BAAPT. w/garage. West side of town. $650. mo. 386-961-9000 Amberwood Hills Apts. Private Patio area. Beautiful yard. Washer/dryer hkup. Free water & sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special. 386-754-1800. wwwmyflapts.com 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentBeautiful Apt, Large 1 bdrm, w/inground pool, CHA, details at bigfloridahome.com $650/mo + dep. 386-344-3261 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 Duplex w/garage spacious, 2/1, 1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A, $665 month 386-697-3248 or 386-758-5881 Great area Wof I-75, spacious deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups, patio, $600-750 + Sec. 386-965-3775 or 965-5560 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 Redwine Apartments Pets welcome. with 5 complexes, we have a home for you. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com The Lakes Apts. Studios & 1Brs from $125/wk. Util. & cable incl., Sec 8 vouchers accepted, monthly rates avail Call 386-752-2741 Updated Apt, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 Wayne ManorApts. Spacious 2bedroom washer/dryer. Behind Kens off Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 www .myflapts.com WindsorArms 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 720Furnished Apts. ForRentRooms forRent Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $135, 2 persons $150. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent2br/1ba $550 mo. + sec., 4mi S. Lake City. 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.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 3/1 Home for rent Downtown Location Contact 386-623-2848 3BR/2B brickdble carport, liv rm & family rm w/ deck on small lake. .$1,000 mth & $500 sec. 386-75-0118 or 386-623-1698 3BR/2BACB home Carport, newflooring. CH/AFenced yard. Good area. $750 mo plus security. 386-752-0118 or 386-623-1698 BEAUTIFUL3 BR/2 BA, 2 car garage on 2 acre lot, 1,750 sq. ft. under air/heat, $950 mo. 1st + last + sec. dep. Call 305-345-9907. 3 BR/1.5 BA, CH&A, fenced backyard, $630 month + $630 deposit Call 386-344-2170. 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 750Business & Office Rentals05532259OFFICE SPACE for Lease 576 sq' $450/mth 700 sq' at $8.00 sq' 1785 sq' at $7.00 sq'8300 sq' at $7.00 sq' also Bank Building Excellent Locations Tom Eagle, GRI (386) 961-1086 DCARealtor 0553226015,000 SQ FT+ WAREHOUSE 7Acre Land Sale $295,000, Rent $1,500 mo.Tom Eagle, GRI (386) 961-1086 DCARealtor ForRent orLease: Former Doctors office, Former professional office & Lg open space: avail on East Baya Ave. Competitive rates. Weekdays 386-984-0622 evenings/weekends 497-4762 Office space across from the Courthouse. 152 N Marion 1200 sqft Newly remodeled. $650. mo. Excellent cond 386-961-8466 770Condos ForRent Condo forRent 2BR/2BA, in Country Club, $950/mo, inclsome utilities call 386-344-0433 790Vacation 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 805Lots forSale 1 to 5 acre lots paved roads Falling Creek area, $300 down $185.00 a month. Call 386-623-0232. Eastside Village Realty, Inc. @752-5290 Beautiful lot on the Suwanne River build your dream home here lots of space listed $60,000.MLS# 80401 805Lots forSale FOR SALE BYOWNER, 10 acres planted pines & Dean Steel Building with 18 foot opening, $49,950, Call 386-292-9333. MOBILES ALLOWED4 ac. Lot $25,000 Tanya Shaffer 386-397-4766 Hallmark RealEstate One acre lot in Three Rivers. Close to Sante Fe, Suwanne & Ichetucknee rivers. MLS# 80092, $15,000. REO Realty Group Nancy Rogers 386-243-8227 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. Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Nice vacant lot in desirable river community, $15,000 MLS #73268 RESULTS REALTY, Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 20 Acres, wooded, located approx 10 miles from Cedar Key $50,000 MLS #78886 Riverfront property n Suwanne River 6.45 acres actual river frontage MLS# 77417, $75,000. REO Realty Group Nancy Rogers 386-243-8227 810Home forSale 3/1.5 home, yard is spectacular privacy fencing, & patios. $99,900 MLS# 80014 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 3/2 UNDER $97,000 super clean! Robin Williams 386-365-5146 Hallmark RealEstate 3BR/1BAW/1,296 SqFt convenient to downtown $58,000 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCYINC. 755-5110 #80227 3BR/2BA,fireplace, sunroom, fenced back yard w/shed. $159,900 MLS #80537 Jo LytteRemax 386-365-282 1wwwjolytte.florida-property-search.com 4/3 3,786sq. ft., media room, office with built in counters, $254,900. MLS#79905 REO Realty Group, Nancy Rogers 386-867-1271 BEAUTIFULLYMAINTAINED 3/2 I town $140,000 Paula Lawrence 386-623-1973 Hallmark Real Estate BRICK 3BR/2 BA, 1,982 sq ft., patio, ceiling fans, blinds. Callaway Sub., $185,000 MLS #79005 Missy Zecher@ 386-623-0237, www.missyzecher.com CENTURY21 The Darby Rogers Company 3/2,1559 sq ft, great floor plan. 35+ acres. $104,900 MLS#80602,. 386-752-6575 CENTURY21 The Darby Rogers Company Great Investment 3/2 1 car garage, currently rented, $69,900 MLS#80566, 386-752-6575 CENTURY21 The Darby Rogers Company Victorian Home, 7BR/3.5 BA, approx. 3,705 sq. ft. $169,900 MLS#76361, 386-752-6575 CENTURY21 The Darby Rogers Company 4/2 Open floor plan, 10.5 acres, above pool, $172,500 MLS#80068 386-752-6575 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company 3/2 great room, lots of cabinets, 7.37 + ac, fruit trees, fruit trees, fish pond $128,000 MLS #80688, 386-752-6575 CENTURY21The Darby Rogers Company 3197 sq ft country style brick on 78+ acres, huge living room w/ rock fireplace. MLS# 80617, $775,000. 386-752-6575 Century 21 The Darby Rogers Company 3/2 home, 3072 sq ft on 11+ acres, CB construction, stone fireplace, 2 levels. $229,00 MLS #80087, 386-752-6575 CENTURY21,The Darby Rogers Company Brick 3Br/2B, lg kitchen, 2 car garage approx 2566 sq ft, 2.36 ac MLS#80206, $128,000. 386-752-6575 CUTE 1BR/1BA REMODELED home on corner lot zoned RO in town $38,000 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY, INC 755-5110 #80456 810Home forSale CENTURY21,The Darby Rogers Company 2 Story vinyl sided, 3/2 on 5 plus acres. 1,650 sq. ft. in Live Oak, MLS #80597 $139,900 386-752-6575 Coldwell BankerBishop Agency S pacious home, formal LR, DR & Den., nicely landscaped, new roof in 2008, $119,900 MLS #80613, Elaine Tolar 386-755-6488 Coldwell BankerBishop Agency 3 BR/2 BA, 1,590 sq. ft., hardwood floors, lg. screened porch, MLS #74542. $97,500Mary Brown Whitehurst 386-965-0887 Coldwell BankerBishop Agency Brick, 4 BR/2.5 BA, wood floors, lg. back porch, Super Investment, $63,900 MLS #79970, Elaine Tolar 386-752-6488 Coldwell BankerBishop Agency Brand new underway in Mayfair, 3 BR/2 BA, split plan, great area, $171,900, MLS #80025, Elaine Tolar 386-755-6488 Coldwell BankerBishop Agency 3 BR/2 BA, in Marion Place, gas fireplace, gated comm. clubhouse & pool, $199,900 MLS #80668 Bruce Dicks 386-243-4002 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Private Estate, lake view, 6Br/3.5B, 3 fireplaces. In city Limits MLS# 76111 Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0087 or 397-5131 Eastside Village Realty, Inc, @752-5290 True show place 3Br/2.5Ba brick home on 7.48 Acres lots of upgrades Listed $207,000. MLS#80737 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, $219,950 OBO. Call 386-292-9333. GREATINVESTMENTproperty 3/1 near schools, shopping $55,900 Ginger Parker 386-365-2135 Hallmark Real Estate Great Nest Starter, 3BR/2BA, L iving/Dining open, porch, $99,900 MLS #80351, Jo Lytte-Remax 386-365-2821,www.jolytte.florida-property-search.com Lake front 3/2 custom Western Cedar. Lots of storage space. Private dock $189,000. MLS# 74681 Jo Lytte-Remax 386-365-2821www.jolytte.florida-property-search.com BRICK 3 BR/2BA, 2,254 sq. ft., fireplace, sprinkler system. water softener, $189,500 MLS #77783, Missy Zecher@ 386-623-0237, www.missyzecher.com NEAR SUMMERS ELEM! 3BR/2BAw/1,705 SqFt w/FP$119,500 DANIEL CRAPPS AGENCYINC. 755-5110 #80463 NEEDS COMPLETING! 3,288 SqFt 2-story home on 2 ac $98,000 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCYINC. 755-5110 #80091 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. PRICE SLASHED!3BR/2BA Brick home REMODELED! Fenced backyard $69,500 DANIELCRAPPS AGENCY INC 755-5110 #78340 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert 386-397-3473 Lg home on 1 ac 4/2, open kitchen, Florida room, beautiful yard, wrap around porch, $129,000 MLS# 77292 RIVER HOME Excellent Location $199,000 Call Susan Eagle (386) 623-6612 DCARealtor SHORTSALEpriced to sell fast! 3/2, 2.5 acres Jay Sears 386-867-1613 Hallmark Real Estate SINGLE STORY 3 BR/2 BA, 1,852 sq. ft., patio, refrig, dishwasher, $105,060, MLS #78811, Missy Zecher@ 386-623-0237, www.missyzecher.com Victorian 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 WELLMAINTAINED3/2 on 0.5 ac $109,000 Teresa Spradley 386-365-8343 Hallmark Real Estate 820Farms & Acreage4 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 830Commercial PropertyColdwell BankerBishop Agency Comm. Property for Lease 1,250 sq.ft., 1468 SWMain Blvd., Suite 103, MLS #80192.Mary Brown Whitehurst 386-965-0887 850Waterfront PropertyFOR SALE OR RENT, Ichetucknee River, 3 BR/2 BA, on river with dock, $200 per night, limit 4 nights. Call 386-397-3258 860Investment Property2 ACRES of land with 8,000 sf. building. $80,000. Located in Olustee. Owner Financing possible. 904-318-7714. RESULTS REALTY, Brittany Stoeckert, 386-397-3473 Great Investment on main Rd, 2 units w/ 2BR/1B, 2 story with balconies. Units bring $2200 per mo. $230,000 MLS# 79271 940Trucks 2004 DODGE SLT1500, 4-Door Pickup, w/o handicap lift, low mileage. $10,000 Call 386-758-3053 RECYCLE YOUR Lake City Reporter nr 5 a week days Lake City Reporter
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 1C Getting rid of backyard pests 4C 1CACT2 1 in 3 autistic adults lack jobs By LAURA HAMPSON firstname.lastname@example.org One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job expe rience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. Thats a poorer showing than those with other disabilities including those who are mentally disabled, the researchers said. With roughly half a mil lion autistic kids reaching adulthood in the next decade, experts say its an issue poli cymakers urgently need to address. The study was done well before unemployment peaked from the recession. The situ ation today is tough even for young adults who dont have such limitations. Columbia Countys 9.6 per cent unemployment rate last year is just over Floridas 9 percent jobless rate in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ian Wells of Allentown, N.J., is 21, autistic and wont grad uate from high school until next year. He is unlikely to attend college because of his autism. He wants a job but has only found unpaid internships and is currently working parttime and unpaid as a worker at a fastener factory. Hes a hard worker, with good mechanical skills, but has trouble reading and speak ing, said his mother, Barbara Wells. She said his difficul ties understanding social cues and body language can make other people uncomfortable. Im very afraid about his prospects for ever find ing long-term employment, she said. It keeps me up at night. The study, published online Monday in Pediatrics, was based on data from 2007-08. It found that within two years of leaving high school, more than half of those with autism had no job experience, college or technical education. Things improved as they got older. Yet nearly seven years after high school, 35 per cent of autistic young adults still had no paid employment or education beyond high school. Those figures compare with 26 percent of mentally dis abled young adults, 7 percent of young adults with speech and language problems, and 3 percent of those with learning disabilities. Those with autism may fare worse because many also have each of the other dis abilities studied. The researchers analyzed data from a national study of kids receiving special educa tion services, prepared for the U.S. Department of Education. About 2,000 young adults with one of four types of disabili ties were involved, including 500 with autism. Its the largest study to date on the topic and the results are quite a cause for con cern, said lead author Paul Shattuck, an assistant profes sor at Washington Universitys AUTISM continued on 2C Help improve Dads health for Fathers Day (StatePoint) Though your dad may be a superhero to you, he is not immune to com mon health problems that affect men. And as your father ages, his risk for certain lifethreatening diseases increases. But you can be his superhero this Fathers Day by helping him form habits that promote good health and longevity. Here are some healthy ways to celebrate Dad this Fathers Day: Go Fishing: Stress is harmful to both men tal and physical health, so get some fresh air and a sense of relaxation with a day on the water. Evidence from several studies suggests that incorporating fish into ones diet can help protect against prostate cancer because they contain good fat, particularly omega-3 fatty acids. Barbecue: If a barbecue is your annual tradition, dont fret. That fish you catch will go perfectly on the grill with a side of vege tables. Tomatoes and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli are a great choice. And if cant forego the beef, dont char. Charred meats can contain cancer-causing carcinogens that lodge in the prostate. Also skip the trans fatty acids found in mar garine and give your meal a flavor boost with olive oil instead. Move: Play golf, play tennis, or simply walk off your meal together. Obesity increases a mans risk of heart disease, aggressive forms of prostate cancer, diabetes, stroke and hypertension, amongst other danger ous health problems, so make maintaining a healthy weight a priority for both you and Dad. Checkup: Prostate cancer affects one in six men, with more than 16 million men affected by the disease globally, and two million affected in the U.S. alone. Early diagnosis can improve ones prognosis, so encourage your father to schedule an appointment for a screening as soon as possible. Broader awareness and understanding for this disease are crucial for saving lives. Get Involved: You and Dad can support mens health while enjoying baseball, by donating money to support finding better treatments for prostate cancer. Each year, during a special Home Run Challenge, Major League Baseball and the Prostate Cancer Foundation encourage baseball fans to make a financial pledge for every home run hit during select games June 7-17 at www. homerunchallenge.org. More healthy living tips, a free nutrition guide, and nutritious recipes can be found at www.pcf.org/nutrition. If you really want to show Dad how much you care this Fathers Day, consider forgoing a gluttonous meal and spend the day promot ing healthy habits instead. COURTESY Fishing is one way some dads like to relax.
2C LAKE CITY REPORTER ACT2 WEDNESDAY MAY 16, 2012 2CACT2 D E SOTO HOMECARE DESOTO HOMECARE 311 North Marion Avenue Lake City, Florida 32055 Locally Owned & Operated (386) 752-1699 FREE At Home Installation Outlander Exterior Lift Hit the Road Lifts & Ramps Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis. There is this wave of young children who have been diagnosed with autism who are aging toward adulthood. Were kind of setting ourselves up for a scary situation if we dont think about that and how were going to help these folks and their families, Shattuck said. Government data sug gest that 1 in 88 U.S. kids have autism and theres evidence that the rate is rising. Within the next 10 years, more than 500,000 kids with autism will reach adulthood, said Peter Bell, vice president for programs and services at Autism Speaks, an advo cacy group that helped pay for the study. Its a huge, huge issue, Bell said. Unfortunately there are many families that really struggle to understand what that tran sition ultimately entails. ...They face the reality of having a child who may potentially not be able to have enough services to keep them busy during the day. Its only going to get worse ... Bell said. His own 19-year-old son has autism and is being home-schooled and Bell has hired therapists to prepare him for jobs and other life skills. Carol Schall, a special education policy special ist, said the results con firm smaller studies show ing difficulties facing kids with autism as they tran sition into adulthood, and also highlight a need for better job training services offered in public schools for special education stu dents. She is involved in research at Virginia Commonwealth University investigating whether on-the-job training and teaching social cues to high school students with autism makes them more employable. Kids are taught a range of practical skills and appro priate behavior. It takes a much higher degree of intensity for them to learn skills than for other kids, she said. Preliminary results show this training has helped kids with autism find and keep jobs, she said. Associated Press contrib uted to this story. AUTISM: 1 in 3 adults lack jobs Continued From Page 1C ASSOCIATED PRESS In this March 2011 photo provided by Jeff Martin, Ian Wells sits on a bicycle in North Hanover, N.J. Wells, 21, of Allentown, N.J., has autism and has had trouble finding paid employment. A study being published Monday in Pediatrics says 1 in 3 young adults with autism have no jobs or college or technical school education nearly seven years after high school, and fare worse than those with other disabilities. Tips for women to prevent common health problems (StatePoint) You may not realize it, but your lifestyle could be putting you at risk for common health problems that afflict women. National Womens Health Week, observed May 13-19, is a great reminder to brush up on some facts that can help you stay healthy. Breast Cancer The causes of breast cancer are com plicated, but some significant risk fac tors are preventable. Obesity is one such risk, and even moderate weight loss helps protect you. Cutting down on alcohol will also improve your chanc es of staying breast cancer-free. Its impossible to eliminate your risk entirely, but early detection will improve your prognosis. Conduct regular selfbreast examinations and let your doctor know if you detect anything unusual. Follow the National Cancer Institute guidelines and get a mammogram annu ally when you turn 40. Toxic Shock Syndrome You may regard Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) as rare, but one in 700 women will experience tampon-related TSS, according to You ARE Loved, a non-profit working to educate girls and women about the disease. TSS is a bac terial infection characterized by sudden high fever, diarrhea, rash, muscle aches and headache. You can significantly reduce your risk of this life-threatening disease with a trip to the drug store. Historically, tampon use has been linked to half of all TSS cases, so simply switching to a safer product is a terrific safeguard against this disease, says Dr. Christine Ko, an expert in womens health. You likely are familiar with pads, but there are alternatives you may find more convenient. For example, Softcup is a flexible cup worn internally around your cervix. Its hypo-allergenic, latexfree and has never been linked to TSS. Theres an added benefit too: products like Softcup can be worn for up to 12 hours and dont leave behind the resid ual fibers and traces of bleach, dioxins and other residues that tampons can. It wont change your bodys natural pH or bacteria levels either, reducing your risk for infections. More information on reducing TSS risk can be found at www.softcup.com. Heart Disease Many people think heart disease is an exclusively male risk. But women also need to protect their hearts. While severe chest pain is a symptom often associated with heart disease in men, women need to watch for different signs. Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience neck and shoulder pain, dizziness, fatigue and sweating. Youre never too young to take steps to prevent heart disease, particularly if it runs in your family. You can keep your heart healthier by reducing saturated fat, cholesterol and salt in your diet, and getting regular exercise. While depression and smoking can adversely affect anyones heart, The Mayo Clinic reports these risk fac tors are greater in women. So cut out cigarettes and take steps to treat mental stress right away. Most importantly, learn your risk for common health problems, so you can take steps to improve your chances of staying healthy. Celebrate Older Americans Month (SPM Wire) May is Older Americans Month and communities across the country are gearing up to show appreciation for seniors. The theme this year is Never Too Old To Play! Older Americans are staying active and involved -here are some ways you can join the celebration: Fun with fitness: Take lessons in tai chi, water aerobics, yoga, or even dancing to get the blood flowing. Group outing: Bridge the generation gap by joining community mem bers at a baseball game, barbecue or other fun activity.
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In the Glenrock Recreation Center where she took her GED classes through an outreach pro gram, she now tutors other students. She was such a good example for younger stu dents, teacher Shirley Cain said. Bingham-Shippert arrived on time and did her homework. Before walking across the stage for her GED, a ceremony inducted her into the National Adult Education Honor Society. The adult education pro gram at Eastern Wyoming College also named Bingham-Shippert Student of the Month for March. I just wanted this GED, a smiling BinghamShippert tells the Casper Star-Tribune (http://bit. ly/JOnMYI). Now Ive all these honors and my kids are going hog-wild, doing all these things I wasnt expecting. Cain pointed to the star in the classroom with Bingham-Shipperts name, which in March joined 43 other successful GED stu dents in the Glenrock out reach program. Shes a star to her chil dren. Her daughter Audrey Langley sent out announce ments emblazoned with the words our shining star for the graduation and afterparty she threw. Langley remembers the afternoon her mother called to say, I passed! She worried big time over that math test, Langley said. We were cel ebrating over the phone. Langley never worried. Mom always does what she says shes going to do, she said. She is a lot tougher than she looks. When a trailer needed to be loaded or hooked to a vehicle, Bingham-Shippert didnt wait around for some one else to do it. She lived through losing a husband after 46 years of marriage and another after 12 years, caring for both before they died. Bingham-Shippert left school and married the man who would become the father of her children, Arden Bingham, the sum mer after her freshman year in Craig, Colo. He was 18 and had already left school to work in the oil industry. She worked in restaurants, then as a sec retary, twice as a school bus driver and once as a secu rity guard in a coal mine as they moved over the years through energy communi ties across Wyoming. The couple raised four children together. Heart disease forced her husband to retire to Glenrock, where he owned property. But they were able to enjoy traveling together for a few years. One of their children, Glenda Sullivan, dropped out of high school to get married, but later earned a GED. She encouraged her parents to do the same. Bingham-Shippert hoped to finish what she started so many years ago, but life waylaid the dream. After her husbands death, she and widower Dossie Shippert became friends and eventually she agreed to marry him. His wife died a year before her husband on the same day, Nov. 30. It was also the day Bingham had a pacemaker installed two years before his death. Shippert came down with Parkinsons disease, and she cared for him until his needs required a nursing home. Sullivan still encouraged her mother to go for her GED. Stricken with cancer, she didnt live to see that dream come true. When I actually decided to do it, Bingham-Shippert said, I thought, Im going to do this in memory of her and in honor of her, as well as for myself. Shortly before her second husband died, BinghamShippert told him shed fol low her dream of finishing her high school education, and he was happy for her. It came down to one math test. Shed failed by two questions, so she returned to the Glenrock classroom to study more. But the scores in the pretests grew successively worse the more she studied. Thats when she learned there is such a thing as studying too hard. Her teachers told her to close her book, wait two days and retake the real test. When the teacher picked up the test from the auto matic grader, she didnt give it back right away. She held out her other hand to shake Bingham-Shipperts. Shed passed by 40 points. We hugged and jumped up and down, BinghamShippert said. A young GED student overheard and joined in with a hug and a kiss. Bingham-Shippert walked into the Glenrock classroom to show Cain her test, and the scene replayed. While math was tough, Bingham-Shippert had no problem with reading and other subjects, thanks to a dedicated tutor and large print. Two eye conditions left her blind in the right eye, so everything took lon ger, she said. ASSOCIATED PRESS Lanay Bingham-Shippert listens to a commencement speech during her GED graduation ceremony Saturday at Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas, Wyo. Bingham-Shippert, 78, left school after ninth grade to elope with her husband, but resumed her formal education more than 60 years later with encouragement from her family.
4C LAKE CITY REPORTER ACT2 WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 Take back your backyard COURTESYEnjoy your backyard this summer with an insect trap lik e the Black Flag Flying Insect Trap & Lure. (StatePoint) Summer means sunshine, relaxation and backyard barbecues. But it also means the return of insect season. Homeowners work hard on their back-yards, but the nuisance of pesky flying insects often prevent them from enjoying their yards as much as possible. Not only are insects annoying, they can be dangerous too. Stinging insects send over 500,000 people to the emergency room each year and an estimated two million Americans are allergic to insect stings. Dont let bugs keep you from relaxing outdoors. Use these tips to take back your yard from annoying pests. Eat More GarlicGarlic is heralded for its ability to ward off bloodsucking vampires; but did you know eating garlic can repel bloodsucking insects as well? Garlic is excreted through the pores and acts as a natural barrier to flying insects who dont like the smell. Eliminate Dangerous Flying InsectsThe key to insect control is early detection and elimination. Consider using traps to eliminate bothersome bugs. Not all traps are eyesores. For example, the Black Flag Flying Insect Trap and Lure attracts, traps, and kills wasps, yellow jackets and flies, and can be hung in a tree or staked in the ground; discreetly blending into any outdoor setting. Its also safe for your fam-ily and pets. More information is available at www.blackflag.com. Wear Proper ClothesBees, wasps, and yellow jackets are attracted to bright colors and floral pat-terns. The color black also tends to irritate the insects. Wear light colors such as khaki, beige, or white to avoid being stung. Grow Plants and HerbsCertain plants and herbs, such as rosemary, basil and thyme, emit odors that ward off insects. Not only will these plants help deter unwanted pests; youll also have some fresh herbs ready for cooking right in your backyard! Grab a cold drink, kick back and relax in your yard. You wont have bugs to worry about anymore. Tips for makingyour kitchenlook new (StatePoint) For many families, the kitchen is the most important room in the house, topping the list of rooms where they gather most. And its almost always the busiest room when entertaining friends. But if your kitchen is outmoded or looking just plain drab, some easy, cost-efficient updates can make it more inviting, without undertaking a major remodeling job. Walls Wallpaper styles come and go. And if your walls were papered more than a few years ago, you are probably living with a design thats no longer in fashion. For a timeless look, strip the dated wallpa-per and replace it with a bright new coat of paint. Be sure to choose a color that nicely complements the floors, countertops and cabinets. For a modern take on wallpaper, look for mosaic tile collections that show-case beautiful tiles and pat-terns, providing texture for any wall in your home. For example, Trend USA offers patterns ideally suited to give tired accent walls a fresh twist. Countertops Inconvenience is a major factor with a full kitchen remodel. But you can update the overall appearance of the kitchen by redoing just the coun-tertops. For example, Granite Transformations, a kitchen and bathroom remodeling company, can transform a kitchen in one day by replacing your countertops with heat, cold and scratch resistant glass or granite. For an even more elegant look, consider opting for mosaic tiles, inspired by traditional Italian glass mosaics. If youre nervous about making such a drastic change, fear not, new technologies are making it easier for consumers to visualize potential refurbishments. A new iPad application, iGRANITE, for instance, allows users to upload a snapshot of their space, and change the colors and textures of every surface of the room. More details about downloading the app can be found at www.granitet-ransformations.com Appliances When is the last time you replaced your kitchen appliances? No appliance, however durable, will per-form optimally forever. It may be time to evaluate if your products are really doing the job. Replacing major appliances like stoves and refrigerators might sound like an expensive pros-pect, but outdated prod-ucts are not always as energy-efficient as newer models. Swapping these items will not only give your kitchen a sleek new look, they might also save you money on utilities in the long run. According to real estate experts, kitchen updates offer homeowners the highest return on invest-ment than any other home improvement job. So whether youre planning to sell your home, or sim-ply bring it into the 21st century, youd be wise to start with the kitchen. COURTESYNew countertops can spruce up any kitchen.