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CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Opinion ............... 4A People ................. 2A Obituaries ............. 5A Advice & Comics ......... 5B Puzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Mickey, Minnie in N. Korea 93 73 T-Storm Chance WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterWEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75 LAKECITYREPORTER COM 1A Voters? Readers? Its actually the same thing. 86% Eighty-six percent of voters who cast ballots in the last local election read newspapers in print or online, with levels of engagement holding consistent among voters identifying as Republican, Democratic or Independent. Source: American Voters Media Survey conducted by Moore Information We thought you would want to know. Inmate flees, is quickly caught Hunt plan axed RHONDA TIDWELL/ Special to the Reporter Law enforcement officials prepare to close in on a county jail inmate who walked off a work crew in Lake City Tuesday morning. The man was soon taken into custody, along with another man who police say aided his escape. Story, Page 3A. In hard-hit Suwannee, rescuers come by bus By HANNAH O. BROWN email@example.com LIVE OAK T he Suwannee Valley Transit Authority stepped up as Tropical Storm Debby moved in two weeks ago, volunteering time, buses and other resources for members of their community isolated by floodwaters. SVTA buses plowed through areas saturated with over five feet of water to reach stranded citizens in severely flooded Suwannee County. SVTA direc tor Gwendolyn Pra said their buses were the only ones that could withstand such high water levels. In the eight days following the storm, the SVTA transported 278 people from their flooded homes to shelter. Pra said she and operations chief Bill Steele began preparing to launch into emergency mode on the Sunday before the flood began. I thought this is a lot of work if it doesnt happen, but I said, oh, it will be a good drill for us, Pra said. Drivers were prepped in advance. They were told to bring food and water for themselves and to be prepared to work long hours. We had lots of drivers on duty longer than 12 hours, Pra said. She said her drivers were juiced and ready to undertake rescue efforts. Lead driver Pinkie Carter said people were coming straight off of airboats and onto SVTA buses. Thats the best part is know ing that youre helping some one, Carter said. Pra believes the willingness of drivers was high because of the emergency training drivers have undergone monthly since August. Preplanning is everything, she said. We had our plan done, we had it in place, we had trained our people. The SVTA remained complete ly dry through the flooding. It functioned as its own safe house with a small kitchen, a shower and a fleet of over 30 buses, all of which were used to assist the community during the flood. We had a place set up in the conference room for rest breaks and we fed [the drivers], Pra said. The stores here, there was nothing open so we actually brought food from home and Publicly-funded SVTA uses its fleet to reach many in flooded areas. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Prescott and Pra check out the condition of some of the buses that made it through five feet of water to get reach people stranded in their homes. COURTESY FDOT Road closed At least four vehicles remain submerged on State Road 247 in Columbia County. The Florida Department of Transportation is pumping the water out but the road remains impassable. The area pictured is just north of Dairy Street (Lee Dairy Road). Local traffic is detoured to CR 240 to SR 47 or residents can use Dairy Street to Norris Avenue to SR 247. Small jump in school millage rate proposed SVTA continued on 6A By LAURA HAMPSON firstname.lastname@example.org The plan to lease publiclyowned water management district land to private hunters is off the table. Suwannee River Water Management District board members voted to remove the proposed 836-acre Mud Swamp hunting lease from their agenda Tuesday. The lease drew opposi tion from numerous hunting and recreation groups, who argued it would have taken away from public recreation MILLAGE continued on 3A HUNT continued on 6A Vol. 138, No 120 COMING THURSDAY Local News Roundup. By LAURA HAMPSON email@example.com Despite a slight increase in proposed school district millage rates, Columbia County taxpayers should not see a bill increase, due to decreased property val ues.
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After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or ser vice related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or ser vice related credits will be issued. Circulation .............. 755-5445 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Home delivery rates (Tuesday -Friday and Sunday) 12 Weeks .................. $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46 Rates include 7% sales tax. Mail rates 12 Weeks .................. $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter 2AWEATHER n Boxer Leon Spinks is 59. n Rock guitarist Richie Sambora is 53. n Musician Suzanne Vega is 53. n Actress Lisa Rinna is 49. n Basketball player Rod Strickland is 46. n Actor Michael Rosenbaum is 40. n Rapper Lil Kim is 38. n Octomom Nadya Suleman is 37. n Football player Andre Johnson is 31. n Actor David Henrie is 23. Being condent of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion un til the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 NIV WEST PALM BEACH The woman known as Octomom is facing a lawsuit after backing out of a deal to strip at a South Florida club. Ts Lounge has sued Nadya Suleman, who had agreed to dance topless in eight shows that were to begin Wednesday, and is seeking an emergency injunction to keep her from appearing at a com peting club. Suleman has been summoned to appear in court, but no hearing has yet been set. It is unclear whether the matter will be resolved before shes set to take the stage The Playhouse Gentlemans Club in Hollywood on Friday. Phone and e-mail messages left for Gina Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for Suleman, were not returned Tuesday. The California woman rose to fame in 2009 when she gave birth to octuplets. She has since sunk into financial ruin, recently declaring bankruptcy. Man dies while snorkeling in Keys ISLAMORADA Authorities say an Arkansas man died while snorkeling off the Florida Keys. The Monroe County Sheriffs Office reports that 55-year-old James Faulkner and his son had been with a group visiting the Islamorada Boy Scout Sea Base. A group from the Sea Base took two sailboats to Hens and Chickens reef near Plantation Key to snorkel Monday afternoon. Faulkners son noticed him floating and unresponsive and then called for help. Occupants of a nearby private vessel helped pull Faulkner from the water. The U.S. Coast Guard responded and took Faulkner to shore. He was taken to a Keys hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of his death. FLOTUS makes Fla campaign spin MIAMI LAKES First lady Michelle Obama is swinging through Florida, campaigning for her hus band and encouraging Americans to register to vote. Obama met Tuesday with grassroots supporters at Barbara Goleman High School in Miami Lakes. She heads to Orlando later, where she is sched uled to address a crowd in a 1,800-seat theater at the University of Central Florida Arena. President Barack Obama is facing an extremely tight race this fall against Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Although the president holds a modest lead in the state, Florida is considered one of the top battleground states with 29 electoral col lege votes up for grabs. The trip is Michelle Obamas first official, pub lic campaign jaunt through Florida this year. Panhandle man is person of interest CRESTVIEW Panhandle investigators say they are interviewing a person of interest in the Panhandle death of an Alabama woman whose body was moved after she died. The 28-year-old woman was found dead on Sunday in a lawn chair in the drive way of a Crestview home. But investigators believe Jaquiline Maria Roughton was moved to the chair after she died. Investigators told the Northwest Florida Daily News on Tuesday that they were interview ing a man who was with Roughton before she was found dead. Alligator bites off teens arm MOORE HAVEN An alligator at least 10 feet long lunged at a teenager swim ming in a river and bit off the teens right arm below the elbow, state wildlife offi cials said Tuesday. Kaleb Langdale, 17, survived the encoun ter Monday in the Caloosahatchee River west of Lake Okeechobee. Wildlife officers who caught and killed the alligator retrieved the arm, but doc tors were unable to reattach it. We found the alliga tor that was responsible, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino said. We were able to kill the alligator and dissect the alligator, remove the arm and transport the arm to the hospital to see if the doctors could reattach the limb. The alligator was 10 or 11 feet long, Pino said. The teen was in good condition Tuesday at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. Strip club sues Octomom for cancelled appearances WASHINGTON The U.S. is urging North Korea to respect intellectual property rights after an unauthorized stage per formance of Disney char acters at a concert for the reclusive countrys new young leader. But State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said Tuesday that since Washington does not have diplomatic relations with Pyongyang it could not raise the issue as it would in other countries. He broadly urged North Korea to meet its interna tional obligations. North Korean state TV this week showed per formers dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and other characters dancing against a backdrop of footage from Disney movies, an unusual departure for the isolated nation. New leader Kim Jong Un has sought to project an image of youth and modernity. The Walt Disney Co. says it did not authorize the performance. IRS to auction Young Bucks stuff NASHVILLE, Tenn. Rapper Young Bucks jewelry, recording equip ment and other seized pos sessions will be auctioned by the Internal Revenue Service July 26. The agency said the sale will be held in Nashville and a preview of the merchan dise is scheduled for July 25. The items can also be seen online at http://www. treasury.gov/auctions/irs/ natnanti6125.htm In December, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Nashville converted the bankruptcy of David Darnell Brown the rappers legal name from a Chapter 11 reorganization to a Chapter 7 liquidation. The trustee administering his estate said she planned to sell the trademarked Young Buck name along with other assets seized for non-payment. Creditors submitted claims totaling $11.5 million, including $10 million that the label G-Unit Records said Buck owed them over a contract dispute. Alicia Keys to honor Oprah NEW YORK Oprah Winfrey is getting a tribute from Alicia Keys. Keys announced Tuesday that her organiza tion, Keep a Child Alive, will honor Winfrey at its Black Ball event on Nov. 1. Key says in a statement that the media mogul is a personal inspiration to me because her philanthropic work truly comes from the heart. Winfreys humanitarian efforts include building schools in South Africa. Keep a Child Alive was founded in 2003. It assists those affected by HIV/ AIDS in Africa and India. Keys says this years Black Ball will pay special trib ute to the empowerment of women the heartbeat, soul, and backbone of the AIDS movement. The ninth annual event will take place at New Yorks Hammerstein Ballroom. Past honorees include former President Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson and Bono. Lee works on Jackson film NEW YORK Spike Lee worked with Michael Jackson and considered him a friend, but the director says even he learned a lot combing through footage of the icon for a planned docu mentary about the singers Bad album. Lee calls it a treasure chest of findings. We have footage in this documentary that no ones ever seen, stuff that Michael shot himself, behind-the-scenes stuff, he said in an interview Monday. We had com plete access to the vaults of Michael Jackson. ... He wrote 60 demos for the Bad record. Only 11 made it. So we got to hear a lot of that stuff, too, so it was just a great experience. He added: You dont have to be a Michael Jackson-head to enjoy this. Mickey and Minnie have a chat on left as North Koreas new Moranbong band performs in Pyongyang, North Korea, July 6. Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage for new leader Kim Jong Un, in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters in North Korea. ASSOCIATED PRESS
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In compliance with Florida law, FPL annually publishes these procedures so customers and the general public know how to report inoperative or malfunctioning streetlights. Working to improve your service ATTENTION Columbia County Residents We are offering Lic.# CACO58099 (386) 752-0720 or 496-3467 Call Today! FREE Service Call to any Columbia County Resident whos air conditioner was affected by the recent storm and ood waters. No After Hour or Weekend Fees Inmate recaptured after walking off job By TONY BRITT email@example.com Sheriffs deputies and other local author ities swarmed on a Highlands Loop home Tuesday afternoon, capturing an inmate who escaped from a local work detail ear lier in the day. John J. Keene, 29, 560 NW Ashley St., was charged with escape and was taken to the Columbia County jail, where he is being held without bond. Police also charged 31-year-old Felipe Ortega, 1023 NW Highlands Loop, as an accessory after the fact. He was booked into the Columbia County jail on $10,000 bond. The incident unfolded shorted after 10 a.m., when police say Keene, who was already being housed at the Columbia County jail, escaped from the work detail he was assigned to at the intersection of Southwest Pinemount Avenue and Southwest Birley Road. Keene allegedly ran from the detail and into an adjacent neighbor hood. Sheriffs deputies imedi ately established a perim eter in the area. Sheriffs office K-9 units, along with K-9 units from the Florida Department of Corrections and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, began to track Keene. The units narrowed the chase to an area of Magical Terrace, where a witness told authorities that Keene was picked up in a vehicle. Keene allegedly asked someone driv ing by to give him a ride, said Sgt. Ed Seifert, Columbia County Sheriffs Office public information officer. Deputies were able to determine Keene was dropped off at the Challenge Learning Center which is a few blocks away from his home. Deputies responded to the area to search for Keene and learned that Keenes friend lived nearby. Rhonda Tidwell, who lives two doors down from where the arrests took place, said law enforce ment officials just kept arriving. I was on my porch and I didnt even know anything was going on, she said. A neighbor of mine pulled into my driveway and I went to see what he wanted and looked down the street and there were just tons of police down there. Tidwell said a law enforcement offi cer looking in trash cans found a green Department of Corrections shirt in one of them. Later she saw two men in police custody who were placed in the backs of police cars. The police were there for 15 to 30 min utes, she said. They had dogs, all kinds of guys ready to run and they trickled out as fast as they came. Deputies responded to 1023 NW Highlands Loop and found Keene hiding in a bedroom closet. He was taken into custody around 12:10 p.m. Keenes friend, Felipe Ortega, was also arrested and charged with aiding and abetting Keene. Keene is a pre-trial inmate at the Columbia County Detention Facility. He was arrested in June on narcotics charges and is awaiting trial. He was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, Seifert said. Keene was not considered a violent offender nor an escape risk prior to be assigned as a supervised trustee. Seifert said authorities are also inves tigating the circumstances surrounding Keene getting a ride and noted the man who gave him a lift will be interviewed. The results of that interview will deter mine if the gentleman was threatened and/or coerced into providing Keene with transportation out of the area or if he pro vided him a ride voluntarily, he said. Keene Ortega By LAURA HAMPSON firstname.lastname@example.org A Lake City man plans to grow carrots on a new farm next year, eventually using almost 3 million gal lons of water per day to farm other crops and live stock. The Suwannee River Water Management District governing board approved a water use per mit for Chris Bullard of Bullard Farms Tuesday. The permit allows the new 916-acre farm in Suwannee County to withdraw an average daily rate of 2.67 million gallons of water per day from the aquifer for overhead irrigation. Six wells will be used to irrigate three crops each year, including beans, corn, cotton, oats, peanuts and potatoes. A seventh well will be used for 300 head of cattle during the winter, according to the water use permit applica tion. The farm, within the lower Suwannee River basin, is currently used as timberland. The permit will expire in 2032. For agricultural uses, the permit is not huge, said Merrillee MalwitzJipson, president of Our Santa Fe River, a local environmental group. However, the district is issuing permits without really knowing the limit at which withdrawals will harm water resources, she said. At Tuesdays meeting Malwitz-Jipson asked the district for a moratorium on issuing water use per mits of 100,000 gallons or more until the Minimum Flows and Levels are com plete for the entire dis trict. The minimum flow for surface water or minimum water level for groundwa ter is a science-based limit at which further withdraw als would be significant ly harmful to the water resources or ecology of the area. Smaller permits do not even come before the board, she said. While the district has established some MFLs, the schedule to complete the entire district stretch es into 2016. The science isnt com plete, so the district doesnt know how much permits are impacting the water supply, she said. She said the district should also wait until they know exactly how much water those with large consumptive use permits are actually using. The district issues per mits for specific amounts of water usage, but with out meters in place the district never knows how much is actually being used, she said. Malwitz-Jipson said the environmental group has asked for the moratorium several times. At what point do we starting thinking that we cant say yes to every one of these, said dis trict board member Heath Davis. I dont know if we have the science to say either way, he said. Chairman Don Quincey Jr. said the board must base their decision on the available information. He questioned if the board was changing much water consumption as the land is currently used to grow pine trees. Several board members asked district staff for more information about future permits in advance of meetings. Bullard said that water resources are important, but so is food production. Malwitz-Jipson said the group isnt against food production or issuing use permits. We are just say ing more science, she said. 2.6M gallon water permit OKd The proposed mill age rate is 7.753, up .165 from last year to equalize the school districts fund ing stream, said Mary Loughran, district director of finance. The state gives school districts little dis cretion when determining rates, she said. The Columbia County School Board approved the tentative budget summary for advertisement at their meeting Tuesday night. A public hearing on the districts budget and taxes will be July 24 during the regular school board meeting at 7 p.m. at the district comples, 372 West Duval St. The districts proposed budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year is $80,422,102, down 1.2 percent from last years total operating expenditures. MILLAGE From Page 1A
Gettingblown up ONE OPINION Playing hooky from conventions LETTERS TO THE EDITOR In Ms. Lewis letter of July 8, Just say no to religious bul-lies, she requested someone to critique or explain. Its my pleasure. Her point was the candidates for school superintendent were blindsided by a question on a subject that we are all familiar with. The Lord did the same thing to the religious rulers of His day. Matt. 21:23-26. They could not answer the questions (so they did not, and lied by saying we dont know). The real rea-son is given in verses 25-26. The superintendents chose not to say anything, (for they know most voters of the county claim to be Christians and believe the Bible and the theory that the progressive educators teach were at odds), unlike the example above. Bushwhacking is something that is done, unknown and in surprise. Neither one, in this case. She is correct about grandstanding to legitimize a point, but what about a Christian village that wont speak up con-cerning their faith, (if they have any, Romans 10:17). One should either speak up in defense of faith, or admit he or she doesnt have any. If nothing is said, then all these Churches in the county are a farce (if not, why not). Ms. Lewis has a flair for words that propose his ques-tion cant be answered, com-paring excessive rainfall with human origin. Let it be known: God sends the rain on the just and the unjust, Matt. 5:4-5, and at one time sent so much that it flood-ed the whole earth, Gen. 7:17ff. The same book says he created man (male and female), Gen. 1:27. I had much rather believe a book written by many writ-ers, over a period of 1,500 years (and still agree on every sub-ject), than a Johnny come lately, one man, with a theory that somehow a Big Bang brought all this terraqueous globe and its inhabitants together, when in fact an explosion blows things apart. Just say to the atheist, Read the Bible without prejudice, or maybe we should write in Mr. Merrikens name on the ballot for superintendent.Hoyt McLendonLake CityThe Religious Bully Marian Lewis, I am humbled that in your July 8, 2012 Letter to the Editor you would consid-er me a religious bully whose Tea Party forum question traumatized all 4 candidates for superintendent of educa-tion of Columbia County public schools. The only reason that I can think of to be classified with this honor is that I share the Bible in such a way that it sharply penetrates hearts with Gods truth. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharp-er than any two-edged sword ... (Hebrews 4:12). Marian Lewis, the truth is that God loves you and God loves Columbia High School stu-dents. You are all special. Why? Because you and 100 percent of Columbia High School students are created in the image of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God the Son laid down His life to redeem you and CHS students and offer you the free gift of eternal life if you will receive it in faith. He did not die on a Roman Cross to redeem hominids that are created, but not created in the image of God, such as a mon-key. We did not evolve from a monkey, but are offspring of Adam and his female wife Eve. (Genesis) After each of the 4 candidates answered my cre-ation question concerning CHS students with a politically cor-rect sidestep response (PCSR), I then used the illustration of sidestepping an answer about tropical storm Debby and the amount of rainfall that fell on CHS campus. I realized that this watered-down version of a PCSR may be all wet, but hopefully it helps to get the point across that our public school system and its super-intendent candidates avoid admitting the truth of the Word of God. Maybe they give PCSR because they fear that they may lose the support of the Florida Department of Education which preaches the theology of hominid evolution in its Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Biology. This FDOE theology tries to explain how we came into existence without Gods involvement. The primary election is August 14. I am waiting for a candidate who will have the spiritual courage to use his bully pulpit and tell the Florida Department of Education that their evolution theology is a fal-lacy and that CHS students are created in the image of God. Respectfully, your local religious bully.Kenny MerrikenLake City Find your answers in the Bible 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! 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BY E-MAIL: email@example.com Watch theMiddle East veryclosely Q The Washington Times OPINION Wednesday, July 11, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A4AOPINION ANOTHER VIEW T he Arab Spring is over; the Egyptian Revolution has begun. Egypts new president Mohammed Morsi issued a decree Sunday reconvening the countrys recently dissolved parliament. Egypts Supreme Constitutional Court disagreed, saying its finding that the parlia-mentary election was unconsti-tutional was final. The stage is set for a conflict that will define Egypts future and the course of stability in the Mideast region. Mr. Morsi claims he isnt defying but rather affirm-ing the will of the Supreme Constitutional Court. He says his decree only nullifies the par-liaments dissolution last month by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). The Egyptian high court quickly responded that its ruling was binding, final and not subject to appeal. The SCAF was merely acting as the courts execu-tive agent. There is no cause to reassemble a body that was unconstitutionally formed in the first place. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has been try-ing to slow the pace of political change in Cairo. It seeks to pre-serve the power and status of Egypts military while waiting for the results of the November elections in the United States. Mr. Morsi, however, seems intent on speeding things up, particularly while the Muslim Brotherhood has a solid sup-porter like Barack Obama in the White House. The Muslim Brotherhood, which sold itself to the civilized world as a voice of moderation, seems intent to create a clash of powers that could unleash chaos in the Middle East. Somewhere in sands of the desert, William Butler Yeats wrote in 1919, a nightmarish creature with gaze blank and pitiless as the sun began to stir. To paraphrase the poet, what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Cairo to be born? S ix U.S. soldiers got into a truck Sunday morning and set out on patrol in Afghanistans Wardak Province. Soldiers have a straightforward phrase for what happened to them: They got blown up. Whenever possible, the Obama administration obfus-cates about Afghanistan. So the news about the explosion in Wardak first came out of NATOs International Security Assistance Force, which described the victims as NATO personnel whose vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. Simpler is better. Like nearly half of the 174 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan in this, the 11th year of Americas longest war, they were blown up. You get hit, you never see the enemy, one U.S. soldier says in Wardak Soldiers, a remarkable online documenta-ry produced by the Associated Press in 2009. Wardak is a province south of Kabul dominated by the Pashtun people, who mostly live along the Kabul-to-Kandahar highway. South and east of Kabul, in rural Afghanistan, the people tend to be Pashtun. So do the Taliban. North and west of Kabul, the Afghanis tend to belong to other ethnic groups. This will be important to know come 2014, when American combat troops will leave Afghanistan and the civil war among these groups will enter its next phase. Historys long lens will foreshorten the 12 years between 1989, when the Soviet Union ended its nine-year adventure in Afghanistan, and 2001, when America stepped in. Places had shifted, but it was the same war. The Soviets were propping up a communist government. The Americans drove out the Taliban, who came in when the Soviets fled, and replaced them with a democratically elected kleptocracy. The Soviets lost 13,500 combat troops and their empire; the United States is in for 2,038 deaths as of Monday. We had the best of intentions. Drive out the Taliban, deny sanctuary to al-Qaida, install a Western-style democ-racy, build some schools and roads, free women from tyr-anny and replace the poppy economy. But as Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post reports in his new book, Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan, we had no chance for success. We sent too few troops to mount a coun-terinsurgency, being otherwise occupied in Iraq. Our recon-struction effort was hampered by a sometimes craven corps of aid officials. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported last year that some 97 percent of the Afghan gross domestic product was dependent on dona-tions from the United States and its allies. Even assuming success in rebuilding an Afghan national army that ignores ethnic divi-sions (not a safe assumption), how is that going to be sus-tained after 2014? Some good will be done with that. Much of the rest will be stolen. The donors conference made some of the aid contingent on reducing corruption in the Afghan government. The United States has been working on that for a decade; Afghan officials are not interested. In the meantime, there are two more years in which our sol-diers will mount up in this noble but futile cause, head out on patrol and get blown up. What a tragic, tragic waste. T he major parties political conventions have been a quadren-nial rite of American politics since the 1830s. In smoke-filled rooms, the delegates hammered out party platforms, cut deals and, on the convention floor, sometimes after dozens of ballots, they chose presidential nominees. It now seems all so quaint.Republican and Democratic image-makers, pubic-relations consultants and convention directors -often hired from Hollywood to produce these spectacles -have worked assidu-ously and successfully to drain the excitement from them, and indeed to eliminate any unscript-ed moments. The delegates, who work hard to get there, find they are in fact extras in a made-for-TV special, to cheer when called up to cheer, to wave on cue the handmade signs they were handed as they entered the hall. The networks have cut back to a few hours a night. The cable networks seem less and less interested in gavel-to-gavel coverage. And now the parties down-ballot candidates are beginning to stay away. The fact is, there is very little for the candidates or the del-egates to do. The Democrats have known since Inauguration Day 2009 that their candidate would be Barack Obama. (For the record, he clinched the 2012 nomination by April 3.) This time, his choice of vice president is no surprise; hell stick with Joe Biden when the Democrats gath-er beginning Sept. 3 in Charlotte, N.C. Mitt Romney effectively won the GOP nomination at the end of May. Thats a lot of time before the Republicans get together beginning Aug. 27 in Tampa. As a result, said The Washington Post, for dozens of congressional candidates, both Republicans and Democrats, the smart political calculation is to stay away. Not only do the conventions chew up the campaigns time and money but they also make the candidates virtually disappear, by virtue of the scant attention paid them by local newspapers and TV stations, who no longer cover them the way they did. Among the big names who will be missing: Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Jon Tester, D-Mont.; former GOP Gov. George Allen, now seeking the Virginia Senate seat; and none of the U.S. Senate candidates from Hawaii. The staff of Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said hed go but only for a prime-time speaking slot. Such a spot, as opposed to serving as background noise for bored del-egates in the afternoon, is still an honor worth having. It worked for an unknown U.S. senator from Illinois named Obama in 2004. Q Dale McFeatters is editorial writer for Scripps Howard News Service. Dale McFeattersmcfeattersd@shns.com Q The St. Louis Post Dispatch
Grady William Johnson, Jr. Mr. Grady William Johnson Jr., 77, passed away on July 9, 2012 at Haven Hospice of the Suwannee Valley follow ing an extended illness. A native of Ochlocknee, Georgia, Mr. Johnson had been a resident of Lake City since 1965 having moved here from Thomasville, Georgia. Mr. John son was a veteran of the United States Army. After serving in the military he returned and worked with the V.A. Medical System in both Thomasville, Georgia and Lake City, Florida as a Nurs ing Assistant before retiring in 1986. Mr. Johnson had been a member of the Elks Club and a longtime member of the Ameri can Legion. Mr. Johnson was a member of Falling Creek Chapel and was of the Christian faith. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of 36 years Carolyn Davis Johnson, Three sons Billy John son (Melinda), Kevin Johnson (Diane), both of Lake City and Troy Johnson (Lee), of Ft. White. Five brothers, Bobby Johnson, of Moultrie, Georgia, Ronnie Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Jerry Johnson, and David Johnson all of Thomasville, Georgia and one sister Joanne Johnson Castleberry of Thomasville. Eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services for Mr. John son will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in the FALLING CREEK CHAPEL (which is located off of Hwy. 41 North on Falling Creek Road)with Rev. Cheryl follow in the Falling Creek Cem etery. The family will receive friends for One Hour prior to the funeral at the FALLING CREEK CHAPEL family requests that memorial donations be made to the Haven Hospice of the Suwannee Val ley, 6037 U.S. Highway 90 West, Lake City, FL 32055. Arrange ments are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAM ILY FUNERAL HOME 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386)752-1234 please sign our on-line family guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com Deanne Michelle Woods Deanne Michelle Woods, 33 of Lake City, FL passed away un expectedly on Thursday, July 5, 2012. She was the daugh ter of Albert R. and Mary Jane Woods. She was pre ceded in death by her niece, Lacey E. Brugge, who was like a younger sister to her. She was a 1996 graduate from Columbia High School and worked many years with the City of Lake City. She loved spending time with her sons, family, and many friends. Deanne had such an outgoing personality and warm heart it en deared her to many who loved her. Deanne is survived by her sons, Carson Ray Woods, 9 and Cameron Alexander Woods, 18 months. Grandmother, Ruby M. Bradley, Lake City, FL. Broth ers; Albert R. (Dana) Woods, Trenton, FL, Kelly (Patricia) Woods, Lake City, FL, Frank (Tammy) Woodbury, CT Scott (Brittany) E. Wallingford, CT. Three sisters Cathy, (Fritz) Brugge, Panama City Beach, FL, Tanya Ward, McAlphin, FL and Lori (Robert) Blake, Pur chase, NY. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family is thankful for all of the kindness and consider ation by so many who knew her. Funeral services will be con ducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 13, 2012 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Hall family will be Thursday evening, July 12, 2012 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. GA TEWAY FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025, (386) 752-1974. 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A U D R E Y E S I K E S M M C C i t y C l e r k Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. COMMUNITY CALENDAR 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. July 11 Alz workshop The Alzheimers Association in partnership with Columbia County Senior Services will be presenting a workshop July 11 from 10:30 a.m. to noon entitled Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters. This program is free of charge and anyone who wishes to learn more about Alzheimers disease is welcome. Topics covered will include: the ten most common warning signs of Alzheimers disease, the importance of an early and accurate diagnosis, and working with a medical team. To register for this workshop or for more infor mation, please contact the Alzheimers Association at (800) 272-3900. Master gardeners The UF Master Gardeners program will have an open house for fall training Wednesday, July 11 from 10to 11 a.m. at the Columbia County Extension Office at the county fairgrounds. July 13 Car cruise in The Southern Knights Street Rodders will have a Cruise In at Hardees on U.S. Highway 90 July 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Bring your old car and show it off. Contact Bob McGraw at 386-984-6573 for more infor mation. July 14 Kids summer art Calling young artists ages 10 to 14, the Young DaVinci Summer Art Program is offering free art classes. Hosted by the Art League Of North Florida and the Columbia County Library, registration for the pro gram is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. July, 14 at the West Branch Library, 435 NW Hall of Fame Drive in Lake City. Professional artists will teach classes on draw ing, fabric art, and paint ing. Classes will be held on July 21, 28, and August 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the West Branch Library. Space is limited and offered on a first come basis. For more information call 758-7853. Charity dance class ZUMBA Blacklight Charity Event for flood vic tims in the Lake City and Live Oak areas Saturday, July 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Richardson Community Center, 255 NE Coach Anders Lane in Lake City. We are asking for donations of boxed and canned goods, diapers, bot tled water, and toiletries for this free event. There will be local ZUMBA instruc tors to keep you moving and grooving ZUMBA-style. So come out and support your neighbors and have some fun. Wear something comfortable that glows in the dark. July 17 Pet loss workshop Coping with the Loss of your Pet will be offered to the public on Tuesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd (Lake City Plaza). The work shop, facilitated by Dr. Joy Dias, director of Client Counseling and Support Services at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will offer an overview of grief and understanding with a loss of a pet. There is no cost. For information or to register, contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411 or 866-642-0962. The Wings Education Center is a program of Hospice of Citrus County, Inc./ Hospice of the Nature Coast. CALENDAR continued on 6A Special recognition COURTESY Beef-O-Bradys Restaurant owner Mike Mellody (left) receives a Hospice of the Nature Coast Community Partner plaque from (right) Josh Lipshitz, Development Manager with the Hospice of the Nature Coast. Beef-O-Bradys has co-sponsored several fundraising events to benefit the patients and families of the Hospice of the Nature Coast. The restaurant recently cohosted a Yappy Hour at The Pet Spot, which raised more than $700 to benefit patients and families served by Hospice of the Nature Coast.
6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY JULY 11, 2012 6A July 19 class meeting The CHS Class Of 1972 will have reunion meet ing 7 p.m. July 19 at Beef OBradys. For information contact George H. Hudson Jr. 386-623-2066. July 20 Juggler event The Columbia County Public Library will host Ron Anglin, Juggler Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at the Fort White Branch Library and 3 p.m. at the Main Library. July 21 Class of party The Columbia High School class of 1980 will have a 50th birthday party July 21 at 5 p.m. at Ed Higgs place. Cost is $23 per person, which includes a barbecue dinner with two sides and soft drinks. RSVP by July 16 and mail money to Melinda Spradley Pettyjohn, 1811 SW County Rd 242A, Lake City, Fl 32025. For more informa tion call 229-232-1238. Jazz, Soul Fundraiser The Greater Lake City CDC and Levy Entertainment present a Jazz and Soul Fundraiser Saturday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Tickets are available for $20. For information call 752-9785 or 344-5928. FACS road cleanup The Filipino American Cultural Society of Lake Citys Adopt-a-Highway Community Service Pickup number 2 will be Saturday, July 21 at 8 a.m. All FACS members please plan to meet at the corner of U.S. Highway 90 and Turner Road to help com plete our 2nd Community Service Trash Pickup of the two mile stretch north on U.S. 90. For more info contact; Bob Gavette 9655905. July 25 Early Learning Coalition The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway, Inc. Program Quality Committee Meeting will begin at 9 a.m. July 25 at the Coalition office. The Coalition oversees state and federal funding for all school readiness programs birth to age five for the fol lowing counties: Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Suwannee and Union. Community participation is encouraged and wel come. Anyone interested in attending the meeting who has a disability requiring special assistance should contact Stacey Nettles at (386) 752-9770. Aug. 10 Alzheimers workshop The Alzheimers Association in partnership with Columbia County Senior Services will be pre senting a workshop Aug. 10 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center in Lake City entitled Maintain Your Brain. This program is free of charge and anyone interested in learning more about maintaining optimal cogni tive health is welcome to attend. Topics covered will include: mental exercises, the importance of physical activity, the role of nutri tion, cardiovascular health, stress/depression issues, and much more. To regis ter for this workshop or for more information, please contact the Alzheimers Association at (800) 2723900. Ongoing Live Oak Artists Guild The Live Oak Artists Guild, in partnership with the Suwannee River Regional Library, will be representing their annu al fine arts exhibition Autumn Artfest 2012 Sept. 10-21. Applications, with an entry fee of $25 for mem bers and $35 for nonmem bers, must be submitted by Aug. 21. Applications are available at the following locations. The Frame Shop and Gallery, Rainbows End and the Suwannee River Regional Library. Artists can also download and print an application from liveoakartistsguild.org. All artists 18 and older are eli gible and invited to submit an application. Autumn Artfest 2012 awards will be determined by the entries and dona tions received. A minimum of $3,000 will be awarded. Artwork selected for these awards will be exhibited at a special Featured Exhibition at the Suwannee River Regionial Library, Sep. 22-Oct. 5. For more information, call Suzanne Marcil at (386) 362-7308. S mall farms conference Interested in becoming part of Floridas small farm community? University of Florida/IFAS Columbia County Extension is partnering to host the Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference, July 27-29 in Kissimmee, FL. The conference will fea ture Florida farmers, a trade show with suppliers and resources, farm tours and networking opportunities, live animal exhibits and a Saturday evening social. Early registration ends July 9. To register or for more information go towww.con ference.ifas.ufl.edu/small farms or contact Derek Barber at the Columbia County Extension Office at (386)752-5384. Register for kindergarten Registration for kinder garten is ongoing in the local area and should be done at the school for which children are zoned. School zoning information is avail able from any school. The following items are needed to register a child: birth certificate. immuniza tion record (the schools nurse reviews all records), records of physical exami nation (which must have been completed within a year before school begins), and the childs social secu rity card (if available). Each elementary school is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. 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. Volunteer needed United Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting vol unteers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Centers Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the coun ty emergency management offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organi zation should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety Long Term Recovery Coordina tor, ast 752-5604, Ext. 101. CALENDAR From Page 6A Vacation BI B LE School Where: Bethlehem Baptist Church 2115 SE SR 100, Lake City, FL When: July 15-19, 5:00-8:30 Dinner served nightly, snacks, music and lots of fun. Classes for all ages Kick Off July 14 11:00-2:00 Hot Dogs, Bounce Houses, and Games For more information contact Sythe Shiver at (386) 365-3026 and set a bad precedent for public land across the state. The proposed lease would have granted exclusive rights to Bryan W. Ward of Brooker and 14 guests. Ward offered $16,929, or $20.25 an acre, for the land that straddles the Alachua/Bradford county line. The district purchased the land for almost $1.25 million in 2004 with Florida Forever funding. About 155,000 acres of district land are open the public. The district acquires land for flood control, water quality protection and natural resource conservation, striking a balance between public recreation and resource protection. Budget cuts drove the district to consider the hunting lease on the public lands. Board members said they hope to work with the hunting groups to find another way to gen erate revenue to help pay for maintaining lands. The district hosted a workshop July 5 for concerned stakeholders. Board member Carl Meece said attendees were not in favor of the hunting lease, but no consensus was reached on how to solve the funding prob lem. In favor of removing the lease from the agenda, Meece said the board should make a clear statement rather than leave it hanging. Fee-based hunting will be added to the September surplus land committee agenda, Meece said. Lane Stephens, executive director of the Allied Sportsmens Association of Florida, said his board is unanimously opposed to leasing public lands but is willing to work with the district to develop other ideas. Stephens asked the district to form a rec reational advisory committee, which works well in other districts, he said. Bill Marvin, of The Future of Hunting in Florida, said his group would also help the district. The lease would have set a bad prec edent that could hurt public access locally and statewide, he said. Stephen Williamson, of United Waterfowlers of Florida, said waterfowlers understand the importance of water man agement. We will listen to your problems and can give you our ideas, he said. Leasing land would have limited access to hunters, but also to other forms of rec reation, such as hikers and bird watchers, Williamson said. District chairman Don Quincey Jr. said he hoped the board could find a solution to improve the hunting experience and allevi ate the land management burden on taxpay ers. Board member George Cole said the dis trict spends about $30 an acre for land man agement and it would be nice to get some sort of revenue from recreation land. fixed sandwiches for people and every body pulled together in a marvelous way here. I could not be more proud. After several days of transporting people to shelters, the SVTA began run ning a bus route for those in the shelters to have access to supplies and other services. The route cycles a 45 minute circuit in which people could be dropped off at the grocery store, the pharmacy, the laundromat and other places within Suwannee County. The route is still cir culating. Suwannee County Sheriff Tony Cameron said the SVTA took people wherever they needed to go. They were a big, big help during this thing, Cameron said. Pra said many SVTA riders expressed their appreciation for the help the agency provided. The people were so grateful because they were scared, Pra said. While the majority of service SVTA provided was within Suwannee County, Pra said the agency responded to requests for service in Columbia and Hamilton counties as well. Columbia wasnt hit quite as hard as us, Pra said. Live Oak is kind of like a bowl. The damage that occurred in the Suwannee area was dramatic. The streets of downtown Live Oak were inundated with water. A sinkhole opened in the lawn of the courthouse. Numerous roads were washed out for days. The damage in the area still persists. Pra said something like 100 Suwannee residents remain in county shelters. Pra said she was proud that the agency was braced and ready to con tribute to recovery efforts in the area in a significant way. We were just excited that we could help the community and let them see that we were there and we didnt need any money, we didnt need an invitation. We were ready, we had been planning for this for 6 months, she said. Overall, Pra said the agency spent around $27,000 on rescue and recovery efforts after the storm. The money came from SVTAs operating budget. You dont do something like that for remuneration, Pra said. You do it because its the right thing to do but you still hope that the city fathers recognize that were a resource that they can count on. HUNT From Page 1A SVTA From Page 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Suwannee Valley Transit Authority driver supervisor Pat Prescott (from left), administrator Gwen Pra, driver Mike Neel and lead driver Pinkie Carter discuss the rescue efforts that the employees took part in during Tropical Storm Debby. About 30 buses traveled through floodwaters to transport more than 270 people from their homes, many of whom had no way off of their property, to a shelter in a matter of eight days. Water reached as high as the blue stripe on the companys El Dorado bus. Pre-planning is everything, Pra said. Ive never been more proud of this staff. We wanted to be a part of the solution.
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, July 11, 2012 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org %632576 Fort White begins tourney Thursday15U takes on Fort Carolina in noon gameBy TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comThe Florida Babe Ruth Baseball North State Tournament for 13U, 14U and 15U all-star teams begins Thursday in Live Oak. The pre-tournament meeting for managers, coaches, umpires and tournament officials is 7 p.m. today in the Rotary Centennial Pavilion at the First Federal Sportsplex. The double-elimination tournaments will be played at three venues. The 15-under all-stars will play at the Suwannee High baseball field, except for the first two losers brack-et games on Friday which will be at the Sportsplex. The 13-under games will be played at Suwannee Middle School, while the 14-under games will be played at the Sportsplex. Fort White is in the eightteam 15U field. Fort White will be looking to add the Babe Ruth Baseball North state championship to its wins in the District 6 and Small League State tourna-ments. The state winner will advance to the Southeast Regional in Ocala. Fort White begins play at noon Thursday against Fort Caroline. Thursdays other 15U first-round games are Tallahassee vs. Julington Creek at 9 a.m., Marietta Bullsbay vs. SJAB Storm at 3 p.m., and Bradford vs. Suwannee at 6 p.m. A win by Fort White would bring on the Tallahassee/Julington Creek winner at 9 a.m. Friday. The other first-round winners will meet at noon. The first set of losers bracket games are at 9 a.m. and noon on Friday. Fort White would play at noon with an opening loss. The championship game is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday. The 13U field consists of Ponte Vedra, Tallahassee, Hendricks, Melrose and Wakulla. The 1 p.m. Thursday game has Ponte Vedra facing Tallahassee. Handricks plays Melrose at 9 a.m. Friday and Wakulla meets the Ponte Vedra/Tallahassee winner. The 14U field also had five teams Wakulla and San Jose, which will play at 9 a.m. Thursday, Tanglewood and Dinsmore, which will play at noon Thursday, and Fort Caroline, which will face the Wakulla/San Jose winner at 3 p.m. Friday. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterFort White celebrates winning the Babe Ruth Small League Tournament in Fort White on July 3. ASSOCIATED PRESSAmerican Leagues Billy Butler, of the Kansas City Royal s, waves as he is introduced before the start of the MLB Al l-Star baseball game, on Tuesday, in Kansas City, Mo. NL rocks AL in All-Star Game By DAVE SKRETTAAssociated PressBy DAVE SKRETTAAP Sports WriterKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Pablo Sandoval hit a bases-loaded triple off Justin Verlander during a five-run first inning, and the National League romped to an 8-0 win over the American League in the All-Star game Tuesday night. Melky Cabrera, Sandovals teammate in San Francisco, added a two-run homer in the fourth. Rafael Furcal and Ryan Braun each tripled to help the NL set a record for the most in a Midsummer Classic. Adding to a big night for the Giants, NL starter Matt Cain tossed two sharp innings. Braun also had an RBI double off Verlander dur-ing the biggest first inning since 2006, when the AL scored six times off Roger Clemens before his hometown fans in Houston. Its exciting for me to hit a triple with the bases load-ed in the All-Star game, said Sandoval, who has only 12 triples in his career. Its a good taste for me. The start couldnt have tasted much better for the National League, which earned home-field advan-tage in the World Series for the third straight year. The reward sure came in handy last season, when the Cardinals rallied to win the final two games against the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium to capture their 11th championship. The team with home-field advantage has won three straight World Series, and six of the last nine. Tony La Russa certainly enjoyed watching his guys circle the bases Tuesday night. The former Cardinals manager retired after last years World Series, but was asked to call the shots for the NL team one more time. He had vowed all week to manage the game to win. Verlander was coming off two complete games in his last three starts, and had only allowed seven runs in the first inning all season. But the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award win-ner ran into trouble almost from the start, giving up a one-out single to Cabrera and Brauns RBI double. The Detroit Tigers ace recovered to strike out Joey Votto, but walked Carlos Beltran and Buster Posey the latter on four pitch-es. Sandoval came to the plate with the bases loaded and hammered a curve off the right-field wall, driving in three runs with his first triple of 2012. ASSOCIATED PRESSNational Leagues Pablo Sandoval, of the San Francisco G iants, hits a three-run triple on a pitch by American Leagues Justin Verlander, of the Detro it Tigers, in the first inning the MLB All-Star baseball game, on Tuesday, in Kansas City, Mo. Sandovals triple clears bases to spark team to win.
SWIMMING Youth, adult swim lessons offered The Columbia Aquatic Complex offers swimming lessons for children and adults. Cost for a two-week sessions is $50. Four morning and two evening class times are available, and most swimming levels are offered at each time. There are mom and tot classes at 11 a.m. and 6:10 p.m. The next session is July 16-27. Registration is at the Aquatic Complex from 5-7 p.m. today and all day Thursday-Saturday. For details, call the pool at 755-8195.Weekday water aerobics classes The Columbia Aquatic Complex is offering water aerobics classes weekdays at noon and 5 p.m. Cost is $4 per class or $40 per month. For details, call the pool at 755-8195. YOUTH FOOTBALL Free Exposure camp under way The Exposure Foundation Camp for ages 5-13 is 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July at Richardson Community Center. There is no charge. A permission form is required. For details, call Adee Farmer at (386) 344-2280. YOUTH SOCCER Soccer Academy offers teaching Columbia Youth Soccer Association is accepting players for its Soccer Academy. Led by Columbia High coach Trevor Tyler and other certified coaches, the academy teaches player skills and agility to enhance all levels. The monthly fee is $70 for four weeks (two sessions per week). There is a registration fee of $55 which covers uniform and FYSA registration. For details, call Scott at 288-2504. ZUMBA Aqua Zumba class on Mondays An aqua Zumba class is 6-7 p.m. Mondays at the Columbia Aquatic Complex. Cost for the class is $5. Sarah Sandlin is instructing. For details, call the pool at 755-8195.Classes offered at Teen Town The Lake City Recreation Department offers Zumba classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Teen Town. Cost is $5 per class. For details, call Sarah Sandlin at 758-0009. FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Ruby Tuesday GiveBack Night The Fort White Quarterback Club has a Ruby Tuesday GiveBack Night every Thursday in July. Present the Quarterback Clubs GiveBack flyer at the Ruby Tuesday and 20 percent of the bill will be donated to the Quarterback Club. For details, call Shayne Morgan 397-4954 or club president Harold Bundy at 365-5731. FORT WHITE BASEBALL Moes Night fundraiser July 23 The Fort White middle school and high school baseball teams will be working a fundraiser at Moes Southwest Grill in Lake City from 5-8 p.m. July 23. Players also will be accepting donations at Wal-Mart in Lake City from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 28. For details, call Jeanne Howell at 288-5537. YOUTH BASEBALL River Rats travel team tryouts The North Florida River Rats 11-under travel baseball team has an open tryout at 6 p.m. Friday at the Southside Sports Complex practice fields. For details, call Jamie Albritton at (386) 209-0166. YOUTH SOFTBALL Showcase at Softball Complex The Storm Showcase Tournament is Friday through Sunday at the Girls Softball Complex with many teams and college coaches recruiting. For details, call 755-4271.Q From staff reports SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today CYCLING 8 a.m. NBCSN Tour de France, stage 10, Macon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, France MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. MLB Triple-A All-Star Game, at Buffalo, N.Y.BASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB New York 52 33 .612 Baltimore 45 40 .529 7Tampa Bay 45 41 .523 7 12 Boston 43 43 .500 9 12 Toronto 43 43 .500 9 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 47 38 .553 Cleveland 44 41 .518 3Detroit 44 42 .512 3 12 Kansas City 37 47 .440 9 12 Minnesota 36 49 .424 11 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 52 34 .605 Los Angeles 48 38 .558 4 Oakland 43 43 .500 9 Seattle 36 51 .414 16 12 Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Game All-Star Game (n) Todays Games No games scheduled Thursdays Games No games scheduled AL leaders BATTINGTrout, Los Angeles, .341; AJackson, Detroit, .332; Konerko, Chicago, .329; Beltre, Texas, .328; Mauer, Minnesota, .326; MiCabrera, Detroit, .324; Rios, Chicago, .318. RUNSKinsler, Texas, 62; Ortiz, Boston, 62; Granderson, New York, 61; Bautista, Toronto, 59; De Aza, Chicago, 59; Cano, New York, 57; Choo, Cleveland, 57; Trout, Los Angeles, 57. RBIHamilton, Texas, 75; MiCabrera, Detroit, 71; Bautista, Toronto, 65; Fielder, Detroit, 63; ADunn, Chicago, 61; Willingham, Minnesota, 60; Encarnacion, Toronto, 58. HITSMiCabrera, Detroit, 111; Jeter, New York, 111; Cano, New York, 104; Beltre, Texas, 103; Rios, Chicago, 101; AdJones, Baltimore, 98; Kinsler, Texas, 97. DOUBLESAdGonzalez, Boston, 27; AGordon, Kansas City, 27; MiCabrera, Detroit, 26; Cano, New York, 26; Choo, Cleveland, 26; Kinsler, Texas, 26; Ortiz, Boston, 25. TRIPLESAndrus, Texas, 5; Berry, Detroit, 5; AJackson, Detroit, 5; Rios, Chicago, 5; JWeeks, Oakland, 5; De Aza, Chicago, 4; Reddick, Oakland, 4; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 4. HOME RUNSBautista, Toronto, 27; Hamilton, Texas, 27; ADunn, Chicago, 25; Encarnacion, Toronto, 23; Granderson, New York, 23; Ortiz, Boston, 22; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 22. STOLEN BASESTrout, Los Angeles, 26; RDavis, Toronto, 23; Kipnis, Cleveland, 20; Revere, Minnesota, 18; Andrus, Texas, 16; Crisp, Oakland, 16; 6 tied at 15. PITCHINGMHarrison, Texas, 114; Price, Tampa Bay, 11-4; Weaver, Los Angeles, 10-1; Sale, Chicago, 10-2; Nova, New York, 10-3; Darvish, Texas, 10-5; 5 tied at 9. STRIKEOUTSFHernandez, Seattle, 128; Verlander, Detroit, 128; Scherzer, Detroit, 121; Darvish, Texas, 117; Shields, Tampa Bay, 109; Peavy, Chicago, 108; Price, Tampa Bay, 105; Sabathia, New York, 105. SAVESJiJohnson, Baltimore, 26; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 25; CPerez, Cleveland, 24; Broxton, Kansas City, 21; RSoriano, New York, 20; Aceves, Boston, 19; Nathan, Texas, 18.NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 49 34 .590 Atlanta 46 39 .541 4 New York 46 40 .535 4 12 Miami 41 44 .482 9 Philadelphia 37 50 .425 14 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 48 37 .565 Cincinnati 47 38 .553 1 St. Louis 46 40 .535 2 12 Milwaukee 40 45 .471 8Chicago 33 52 .388 15Houston 33 53 .384 15 12 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 47 40 .540 San Francisco 46 40 .535 12 Arizona 42 43 .494 4 San Diego 34 53 .391 13 Colorado 33 52 .388 13 Mondays Games No games scheduled Tuesdays Games All-Star Game (n) Todays Games No games scheduled Thursdays Games No games scheduled NL leaders BATTINGMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, .362; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .353; DWright, New York, .351; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .350; Votto, Cincinnati, .348; CGonzalez, Colorado, .330; Prado, Atlanta, .321. RUNSCGonzalez, Colorado, 61; Bourn, Atlanta, 60; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 58; Pence, Philadelphia, 58; Braun, Milwaukee, 56; Holliday, St. Louis, 56; DWright, New York, 56. RBIBeltran, St. Louis, 65; Braun, Milwaukee, 61; Kubel, Arizona, 60; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 60; DWright, New York, 59; CGonzalez, Colorado, 58; Bruce, Cincinnati, 56; Holliday, St. Louis, 56. HITSMeCabrera, San Francisco, 119; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 112; Bourn, Atlanta, 111; DWright, New York, 106; CGonzalez, Colorado, 104; Prado, Atlanta, 104; Holliday, St. Louis, 101. DOUBLESVotto, Cincinnati, 35; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 27; DWright, New York, 27; Cuddyer, Colorado, 25; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 25; Desmond, Washington, 24; Hart, Milwaukee, 24. TRIPLESFowler, Colorado, 9; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 7; SCastro, Chicago, 7; Bourn, Atlanta, 6; Reyes, Miami, 6; 8 tied at 5. HOME RUNSBraun, Milwaukee, 24; Beltran, St. Louis, 20; Stanton, Miami, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 18; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 18; Desmond, Washington, 17; CGonzalez, Colorado, 17. STOLEN BASESDGordon, Los Angeles, 30; Bourn, Atlanta, 25; Campana, Chicago, 25; Bonifacio, Miami, 20; Pierre, Philadelphia, 20; Reyes, Miami, 20; Schafer, Houston, 20. PITCHINGDickey, New York, 12-1; GGonzalez, Washington, 12-3; Lynn, St. Louis, 11-4; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 10-2; Hamels, Philadelphia, 10-4; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 10-5; Cueto, Cincinnati, 10-5; Hanson, Atlanta, 10-5. STRIKEOUTSStrasburg, Washington, 128; Dickey, New York, 123; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 119; GGonzalez, Washington, 118; Hamels, Philadelphia, 118; MCain, San Francisco, 118; Greinke, Milwaukee, 111. SAVESKimbrel, Atlanta, 25; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 23; SCasilla, San Francisco, 21; Motte, St. Louis, 20; HBell, Miami, 19; FFrancisco, New York, 18; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 18; Myers, Houston, 18.Home Run Derby At Kauffman StadiumKansas City, Mo. Monday First Round Tot LongJose Bautista, Toronto 11 439Carlos Beltran, St. Louis 7 436Mark Trumbo, L.A. Angels 7 439Prince Fielder, Detroit 5 454Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado 4 433Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh 4 436Matt Kemp, L.A. Dodgers 1 420Robinson Cano, N.Y. Yankees 0 0 Second Round 2R Tot LongPrince Fielder, Detroit 11 16 476Mark Trumbo, L.A. Angels 6 13 457Jose Bautista, Toronto 2 13 428Carlos Beltran, St. Louis 5 12 459 Swing off (5 swings) Tot LongTrumbo, L.A. Angels (5 swings) 1 417Jose Bautista, Toronto (3 swings) 2 442 Finals Tot Long AvgPrince Fielder, Detroit 12 476 427Jose Bautista, Toronto 7 438 415Baseball calendar Friday Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 22 Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Aug 15-16 Owners meetings, Denver. Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to 40 players. Oct. 5 Postseason begins, wild-card playoffs. Oct. 7 Division series begin.Oct. 13 League championship series begin. Oct. 24 World Series begins.FOOTBALLNFL calendar Late July Training camps open.Aug. 4-5 Hall of Fame inductions; Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio. Aug. 9-13 Preseason openers.Sept. 5 Regular-season opener.Sept. 9-10 First full regular-season weekend.GOLFGolf week PGA TOUR JOHN DEERE CLASSIC Site: Silvis, Ill.Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: TPC Deere Run (7,268 yards, par 71). Purse: $4.6 million. Winners share: $828,000. 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 U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION U.S. SENIOR OPEN Site: Lake Orion, Mich.Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Indianwood Golf and Country Club, Old Course (6,862 yards, par 70). Purse: TBA ($2.6 million in 2011). Winners share: TBA ($500,000 in 2011). Television: ESPN2 (Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.). Online: http:// www.usga.org Champions Tour site: http:// www. pgatour.com EUROPEAN TOUR SCOTTISH OPEN Site: Inverness, Scotland.Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Castle Stuart Golf Links (7,050 yards, par 72). Purse: $3.07 million. Winners share: $636,550. Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Friday, 12:30-3 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30-3 a.m., 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 2-5 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 2-6 p.m., 9-11:30 p.m.). Online: http:// www.europeantour.com WEB.COM TOUR UTAH CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Sandy, Utah.Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Willow Creek Country Club (6,953 yards, par 71). Purse: $550,000. Winners share: $99,000. Television: Golf Channel (ThursdaySaturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7-9 p.m.; Monday, 12:30-2:30 a.m.). LPGA TOUR Next event: Evian Masters, July 26-29, Evian Masters Golf Club, Evian-Les-Bains, France. Online: http:// www.lpga.com OTHER TOURNAMENTS MEN U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION: U.S. Amateur Public Links, through Saturday, Soldier Hollow Golf Course, Midway, Utah. Online: http:// www.usga.orgTENNISWimbledon champions Mens Singles Roger Federer (3), Switzerland Womens Singles Serena Williams (6), United States Mens Doubles Jonathan Marray, Britain, and Frederik Nielsen, Denmark Womens Doubles Serena and Venus Williams, United States Mixed Doubles Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond (2), United States Gentlemen Invitational Doubles Greg Rusedski, Britain, and Fabrice Santoro, France Senior Gentlemen Invitational Doubles Pat Cash and Mark Woodforde, Australia Women Invitational Doubles Lindsay Davenport, United States, and Martina Hingis, Switzerland Boys Singles Filip Peliwo (4), Canada Girls Singles Eugenie Bouchard (5), Canada Boys Doubles Andrew Harris and Nick Kyrgios (4), Australia Girls Doubles Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, and Taylor Townsend (1), United States Mens Wheelchair Doubles Tom Egberink, Netherlands, and Michael Jeremiasz, France Womens Wheelchair Doubles Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot, NetherlandsWTA singles rankings1. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus 88002. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland 85303. Maria Sharapova, Russia 83704. Serena Williams, United States 73605. Sam Stosur, Australia 61956. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic 52757. Angelique Kerber, Germany 51708. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark 40919. Sara Errani, Italy 341010. Marion Bartoli, France 3400BASKETBALLWNBA schedule Tuesdays Games Connecticut 77, Washington 70Indiana 84, New York 82Minnesota 107, Tulsa 86Los Angeles 90, Phoenix 71 Todays Games San Antonio at Chicago, 12:30 p.m.Atlanta at Seattle, 3 p.m.Washington at Connecticut, 7 p.m. Thursdays Games Tulsa at Minnesota, 1 p.m.Los Angeles at Indiana, 7 p.m.CYCLINGTour de France July 10 Rest Day: MaconJuly 11 10th Stage: Macon to Bellgarde-sur-Valserine, high mountains, 194.5 (120.9) July 12 11th Stage: Albertville to La Toussuire-Les Sybelles, high mountains, 148 (92) July 13 12th Stage: Saint-Jean-deMaurienne to Annonay Davezieux, medi-um mountains, 226 (140.4) July 14 13th Stage: Saint-PaulTrois-Chateaux to Le Cap dAgde, plain, 217 (134.8) July 15 14th Stage: Limoux to Foix, high mountains, 191 (118.7) July 16 15th Stage: Samatan to Pau, plain, 158.5 (98.5) July 17 Rest Day: PauJuly 18 16th Stage: Pau to Bagneresde-Luchon, high mountains, 197 (122.4) July 19 17th Stage: Bagneres-deLuchon to Peyragudes, high mountains, 143.5 (89.2) July 20 18th Stage: Blagnac to Brivela-Gaillarde, plain, 222.5 (138.3) July 21 19th Stage: Bonneval to Chartres, individual time trial, 53.5 (33.1) July 22 20th Stage: Rambouillet to Champs-Elysees, Paris, 120 (74.6) Total 3496.9 kilometers (2172.9 miles) Overall Standings (After nine stages) 1. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, 39 hours, 9 minutes, 20 sec-onds. 2. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing, 1:53 behind. 3. Chris Froome, Britain, Sky Procycling, 2:07. 4. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, LiquigasCannondale, 2:23. 5. Denis Menchov, Russia, Katusha, 3:02. 6. Haimar Zubeldia, Spain, RadioShackNissan, 3:19. 7. Maxime Monfort, Belgium, RadioShack-Nissan, 4:23. 8. Tejay Van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing, 5:14. 9. Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgium, Lotto Belisol, 5:20. 10. Nicolas Roche, Ireland, France, AG2R La Mondiale, 5:29. 11. Rui Costa, Portugal, Movistar, 5:46.12. Rein Taaramae, Estonia, Cofidis, 5:56. 13. Tony Gallopin, France, RadioShackNissan, 5:59. 14. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Astana, 6:29. 15. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack-Nissan, 6:33. 16. Sylvain Chavanel, France, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 8:18. 17. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, RadioShack-Nissan, 8:19. 18. Jerome Coppel, France, SaurSojasun, 8:31. 19. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 8:34. 20. Peter Velits, Slovakia, Omega Pharma-QuickStep, 8:44. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421%632576$*$7( BRIEFS
Father and son golfers Kevin and Garrett Odom bested the field in two of this weeks tournaments. The Friday Dogfight was a runaway for them with Garrett posting a sizzling +11 in the blitz format to take first place and dad Kevin scoring an impres-sive +6 to finish second. Six of the seven skins also were won by the father and son duo, with Randy Heavrin taking a single skin. Joe Herring, Ronnie Ash and Heavrin were the closest to the pins winners. The Odom dominance continued in the Red, White and Blue Tournament on Saturday, as Kevin took low gross honors with a score of 81 and Garrett won low net with a 73. In the Wednesday Blitz, Gerald Smithys +9 was good for first place, with Phillip Russell taking sec-ond as he hit his point total for a score of even. The Sunday Scramble was won by the four-man team of Shelton Keen, Pete Skantzos, Danny Harrington and Jerry Connell at 5-under-par. The real focus was on the money pot as it has grown into a nine-week rollover. After all the scores were recorded there was one chance an eagle on No. 9. However, the lucky number pulled was No. 5, so the pot rolls over to next Sunday. In Junior news, congratulations to Tiara Carter as her score of 87 took first place in the Girls Prep Division in the North Florida Junior Golf Tour event at Hidden Hills Country Club in Jacksonville Upcoming events:Q July 16-20, Junior Golf Camp; Q July 21, Get Out of Town Tournament; Q Aug. 4-5, Lake City Open; Q Aug. 11, Lady Tiger Scramble Golf Tournament; Q Aug. 25-26, Campus USA Quail Shoot. Bob Randall eagled No. 9 to secure a first play tie at +10 with Jonathan Allen in the A flight of the Saturday blitz. Jordan Hale was a distant third at +5. David Pope had no trouble outdistancing the field in B flight. He fin-ished at +8 for a six-point margin over second-place finishers Jim Carr and Steve Peters. Randall added a winning birdie to his eagle for two skins. Terry Hunter, Dave Mehl and Scott Kishton split the rest of the skins pot with Carr and Hale. The A flight of Wednesdays blitz produced only three plus scores led by Steve Pattersons +4. Bob Randall at +2 and Joe Paul at +1 finished in the other money spots. The B flight saw better scoring, with first place going to Mickey Wilcox at +8. John Raulerson posted +6 for second, followed by Shelton Keen, Eddy Brown and Dave Mehl tied for third with +3. Terry Hunter picked up two winners in the skins game. Jordan Hale, Jonathan Allen, Bob Wheary, Raulerson and Mehl had one skin apiece. Mehl missed a nice payday by passing on the pot hole game. Both pot holes carried over. In the LGA format, the ladies got credit for their best score on each hole after two trips through the same nine. Cathy Steen and Ann Bormolini posted identi-cal scores of 31.5 to share first place. Jan Davis, Carol Felton and Sally Rivers tied for second at 34. Bormolini claimed the chip-in pot with the days only winner. In Good Old Boys match one, the team of Ed Snow, Jim Bell and Howard Whitaker overcame the team of Marc Risk, Dave Cannon and Nick Whitehurst by a score of 5-3. In match two, the team of Don Howard, Ed McKnight, Jim McGriff and Dan Stephens put up 4 points for a two-point win over the team of Monty Montgomery, Stan Woolbert, Bill Rogers and Hugh Sherrill. Montgomery easily claimed medalist honors with a round of 37-37-74. Snow and McKnight both shot 79. Risk had the days only nine hole win with 38 on the front. The Elks Lodge charity scramble is Saturday.Junior golf, tennis camps Carl 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: July 23-27 and Aug. 6-10. Johnny Youngs Tennis Camps are 8-11 a.m. Monday through Friday on July 16-20 and July 30-Aug. 3. Cost for each camp is $75 for non-members of the club and $65 for mem-bers. Golf camps are limit-ed to the first 20 paid, while tennis camps are limited to the first 16 paid children. 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. Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 LAKE CITY REPORTER GOLF WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012 3B%632576 WEDNESDAY EVENING JULY 11, 2012 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) The MiddleSuburgatoryModern FamilyModern Family(:02) Final Witness Fatal Devotion (N) News at 11(:35) Nightline (N) 4-IND 4 4 4Chann 4 NewsChann 4 NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Love-RaymondKing of QueensBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryThe 10 OClock News (N) Chann 4 News(:35) The Insider 5-PBS 5 -Journal Nightly BusinessPBS NewsHour (N) Nature Tracking grizzlies in Alaska. 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PG-13 (:15) Faster (2010, Action) Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton. R The Franchise: Miami MarlinsWeeds Episodes GOLF REPORTS QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Chet Carter COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed Goff COURTESY PHOTOSSprucing up the greensQuail Heights Country Club owners closed down the Dunes 9 to put it on the market as commercial property. Superintendent Todd Carter went into action to salvage sod off the greens from the closed holes. Carter and his crew rebuilt the green on Ponds No. 7, but he was running out of time and went to the Mens Golf Association with his probl em. A large group of MGA members and other golfers chipped in their time and equiment. Over three days, the group als o rebuilt greens on Creeks No. 2, and Ponds Nos. 4 and 5, and patched up several other rough spots. ABOVE: Workers include Jason Watts (from left), Mike McKee, Superintendent Todd Carter, Bill Ryan, MGA president Mike Kahlich, Phillip Russell, Craig Ebe rt and Burt Giddens.LEFT: Superintendent Todd Carter (left) shows Tim Blackwell how to keep the sod level. Randall scores in both blitzes Odoms dominate weekly play World Golf Ranking 1. Luke Donald Eng 9.83 2. Rory McIlroy NIr 8.68 3. Lee Westwood Eng 8.11 4. Tiger Woods USA 7.73 5. Webb Simpson USA 6.61 6. Bubba Watson USA 6.19 7. Jason Dufner USA 5.76 8. Matt Kuchar USA 5.73 9. Justin Rose Eng 5.6110. Hunter Mahan USA 5.2911. Gr. McDowell NIr 5.1212. Adam Scott Aus 5.0613. Steve Stricker USA 4.7714. Martin Kaymer Ger 4.7015. Dustin Johnson USA 4.6616. Phil Mickelson USA 4.6017. Zach Johnson USA 4.4918. Charl Schwartzel SAf 4.4419. Rickie Fowler USA 4.40 20. Louis Oosthuizen SAf 4.3921. Jason Day Aus 4.2922. Sergio Garcia Esp 4.0923. Keegan Bradley USA 3.8224. Bill Haas USA 3.8125. Bo Van Pelt USA 3.8026. Peter Hanson Swe 3.7027. Ian Poulter Eng 3.6728. Fr. Molinari Ita 3.6729. Brandt Snedeker USA 3.6530. Nick Watney USA 3.58 31. Paul Lawrie Sco 3.5332. Jim Furyk USA 3.3633. David Toms USA 3.3234. K.J. Choi Kor 3.2335. Nicolas Colsaerts Bel 3.1936. Martin Laird Sco 3.1037. Thomas Bjorn Den 3.0838. John Senden Aus 3.0739. Carl Pettersson Swe 3.0040. Ernie Els SAf 3.0041. Fredrik Jacobson Swe 2.85 Top 25 from Web.com Tour to get PGA cardAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE The top 25 players from the Web.com Tour are assured of getting PGA Tour cards under a new system announced Tuesday that does away with Q-school being a direct path to the big leagues. More than six months of discussions ended with what the tours plan for awarding PGA Tour cards. Starting in September 2013, the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour and Nos. 126-200 in the FedEx Cup standings will compete in three $1 mil-lion tournaments known as The Finals. All players will start from scratch, and the top 50 will be awarded cards.
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 Final Competition Call for Reservations 386-364-1703 For entry details and of cial rules, go to: TexacoCountryShowdown.com 3 Winners will be announced to go to the State Finals in September! Texaco Country Showdown These contestants and more will be competing for a chance at the state competition in September for Friday, July 13th 8 PM Demi Downing Jimmie Coleman Ricky Tanner Rion Paige Nalani Quintello Johnny Reed Terry Cole Clay Brooker Jamie Howard Americans set for Olympic repeat By BRIAN MAHONEY Associated Press LAS VEGAS LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and three other Olympic gold medalists were already back. Add a defensive stop per, a potent scorer off the bench, and one of the NBAs most explosive athletes, and the U.S. is certain it has a powerful Olympic basketball team. Better even than the one that won gold four years ago. We feel like were definite ly a great team. We have all the pieces that we need, for ward Carmelo Anthony said. Weve got to put it together, but we feel like were the best team out there. The Americans rounded out their roster Saturday, adding Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden to the nine players who already seemed secure long before training camp began. They earned the final three spots that opened after a rash of injuries knocked out at least four players who would have been on the team. They beat out Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis of New Orleans, who couldnt scrimmage this week because of a sprained ankle. Also heading to London for the defending gold med alists are: Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Tyson Chandler and Kevin Love. The Americans never had a close game four years ago until the championship game, when they pulled away in the final two min utes to beat Spain 118-107. Even with Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh unable to return from that team, the Americans think this one can be even stronger. When I think about we were really good then. But like me, LeBron and D-Will, all of us talk about, youve got to think about how much better all of us are now than we were in , Paul said. All of us as players, we shoot the ball better. Guys are more athletic, guys are more con fident. One through 12, no question were deeper than we were in . USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo acknowledged the adversity the team faced with all the injuries in his remarks before the players were introduced during a press conference, all wear ing their white USA jerseys James and Anthony even looking game-ready in white headbands. But as the dust settles, Im proud to say that weve put together in my opinion a terrific team with great athleticism and great versa tility and we believe were going to be successful, Colangelo said. Griffin showed he was healthy again after being slowed by a knee injury during the playoffs, putting on an impressive dunk ing display following prac tice Saturday. Harden, the NBAs Sixth Man of the Year with Oklahoma City, gives the Americans more scor ing punch off the bench, and Iguodala is a defensive specialist who can guard multiple positions. The Americans lost Howard, Derrick Rose, Wade and Bosh to injuries in recent months, forc ing them to scrap plans to name their 12-man roster on June 18. They asked the US Olympic Committee for a roster extension and added Harden and Davis to their original pool of final ists chosen in January. Harden seemed a long shot, joining Griffin as the only player who didnt play on either of the last two U.S. teams. But the Americans felt they needed someone comfortable with coming off the bench more than they did Gay, who was behind too many other for wards on the depth chart, and the result was three players from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Great characters, work aholics, just humble guys, humble guys and blessed to be in this position, Harden said of himself, Durant and Westbrook. (Guys) who work hard and just set our selves up for greatness and to achieve, and just to be on the same team with these guys means a lot. Colangelo was intrigued by Davis skills, but the national player of the year at Kentucky sprained his ankle last week and was not able to take part this week, robbing him of a chance to show he was ready to handle international com petition now. Iguodala was frequently assigned the role of shut ting down the opponents best player two years ago in the world basketball cham pionship, and he previously had scrimmaged against the U.S. on the select team of young players, so Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski knew what he could do. I think theyve just seen that I can pretty much play alongside pretty much anybody and still make an impact on the game. I dont necessarily have to have the ball to make an impact on either end, the 76ers swingman and first-time AllStar said. Ive been playing with Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, pure scorers, and when I get in, it wont be a problem for me to fit in with those guys. Ill jell right along with them right away. James, Bryant, Anthony, Paul and Williams were all part of the 2008 Olympic gold medalists. Durant, Westbrook, Chandler and Love also played on the world championship team two years ago. Colangelo said he believed this team was deeper and better than the squad, but added that only time will tell. The injuries leave the Americans short-handed at center, where Howard started four years ago in Beijing and Bosh backed him up. Chandler is the only natural center left, so the Americans will be forced to use some players out of their normal NBA positions. But what remains is still the most athletic team in the world, with potent scor ers at nearly every spot, and the Americans will look to overcome any size disadvantage by punishing teams in transition. Griffin said expects to be strictly at the center spot. The Americans opened training camp Friday and will practice here through next Wednesday, then play an exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Thursday. The players who were not selected will be alter nates who could be replace ments in case of further injuries up until 48 hours before the July 27 start of the Olympics. Davis will stick around just in case, playing on the select team. James and Anthony will be playing in their third Olympics for a U.S. team with an average age is 26.1 years. The young guys, combined with the veteran returnees, could make for a golden mixture. ASSOCIATED PRESS Coach Mike Krzyzewski (left) and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo (right) stand with the 12 players named to the U.S. mens basketball team on Saturday in Las Vegas. From left in front are Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams, James Harden, Andre Iguodala and Kobe Bryant. At rear are Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. TO EN TE R: Bring your babys picture along with entry fee ($25.00) to the Lake City Reporter 180 E. Duval Street. Or mail to: Cutest Baby Photo Contest P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. Or E-mail your photo and information to email@example.com. Subject line: BABY CONTEST Be sure to include a contact number DEADLI N E: July 11th, 2012 For More Information Please Call Natalie at 754-0401 LAKE CITY REPORTER'S CUTEST BA B Y PHOTO CONTEST 1ST, 2ND and 3RD Place Prizes to be Awarded for Boys & Girls! AGES 0-24 mo. 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DEAR ABBY: I have been in an on-again/off-again relationship with a man for 16 years -more on than off. We have two boys together. He recently moved back in, and things are going well. Were in our 30s, and Im ready to be more than girlfriend and boyfriend. Id like to ask this special man in my life to marry me, but Im not sure if a woman should ever pro-pose marriage to a man. Should I go ahead and do it, or just be patient and hope that one day he will ask me to take the next big step? -LONGING FOR MORE IN TEXAS DEAR LONGING FOR MORE: By all means, ask him to formalize your relationship. After 16 years and two children, you deserve to know where the relationship is going. And when you do, mention that youd like him to go to the altar WILLINGLY -before the boys are big enough to hog-tie and drag him there to make an honest woman of their mother. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: I have been a vegetarian and anti-fur advocate for many years, and most of my friends and family know it. I feel strongly that wear-ing fur and leather is cruel and unnecessary, but I dont lecture anyone who doesnt ask my opinion. What would be the proper response when someone gives me an item with real animal fur or gen-uine leather? It has hap-pened before, and while I appreciate that someone has bought me a gift, Im horrified and heartbroken seeing whats inside the box when I open it, and disappointed knowing that the person has contributed to the unkind and atro-cious fur industry. I find it difficult to bring myself to say thank you for some-thing I find so morally abhorrent. What is the appropriate response in this situation? Is it acceptable for me to use this as an opportunity to educate the person on the horrors of fur fash-ions? -VEGGIE IN NEW YORK DEAR VEGGIE: No, it isnt. Good manners dic-tate that you graciously thank the giver and then, if you wish, give the gift a respectful, private burial or regift it to a carnivore. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: My exhusband is remarrying. We have always tried to be civil toward each other because of our daughter, who is 16. I try to be the bigger person in dealing with him in order to set a good example for her. He called her last night after not having called her in several weeks and told her that if she wants to be in his wedding, I (meaning me) should purchase her dress. I thought it was inap-propriate for him not only to tell her that, but also to expect me to pay for it. When I remarried years ago, I never would have dreamed of asking him for money for her attire. My daughter even thinks this is unrealistic. I usually try to keep things positive when it comes to situations with him, but I dont think Im giving in on this one. Do you agree? -EX IN ILLINOIS DEAR EX: You said you try to keep things posi-tive to set a good example for your daughter. While I agree your exs demand that you pay for the dress is petty (and cheap), be the bigger person one more time and buy it for her if she wishes to participate rather than argue about it. Then cross your fingers and hope its his last wedding. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take a walk down memory lane, or reconnect with people from your past and resurrect old goals that were shelved because they were ahead of their time. Let the old meld with the new, and you will capture interest and assis-tance. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Dont waste time on negative people. Apply your efforts to getting ahead financially, learning all you can and investing wisely in skills and ser-vices you have to offer. Follow a lead from some-one you find inspiring, and you will be successful. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Dont rely on others. Make whatever changes are necessary and keep a fast pace. You have no time to waste if you want a satisfactory outcome. Discipline, knowledge and skill will be easy for you to acquire. ++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may be faced with the impossible, but sim-plicity and moderation will help you reach your goals and impress supportive individuals with something to contribute. Dont cave under pressure. Stick to your schedule and make your dreams come true. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get involved. Be a partici-pant. What you do for oth-ers will bring you rewards in the end. Your ability to diversify and turn whatev-er you are asked to do into a unique experience for everyone involved will win favors. Love is highlighted. +++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your eyes wide open, especially regarding a business deal that has the potential to hurt your reputation or cause a finan-cial loss. Steady, progres-sive movement and hands-on care will be a must if you want to succeed. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Size up your situation and take note of whats really important to you. Once you can let go of the negative aspects that are holding you back, you will be able to forge ahead. Love and friendship are apparent. Make your part-nerships count. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Say little, do a lot should be your motto. Focus on the projects and people who inspire you most, and forget about anything that slows you down or creates a negative attitude. Change will come with a cash injection. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): An investment that involves someone you respect must be consid-ered. A move or lifestyle change will lead to hap-piness and a lot more to look forward to personally. Romance should be sched-uled for the evening hours. +++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Dont show your true feelings or share your intentions with people who may not be happy with your choices. Work quietly behind the scenes to get everything in place. Traveling or observing others will help you over-come obstacles. +++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Stick to the people you know best, and share your thoughts and plans for the future. Love is highlighted, and making home and lifestyle improvements will lead to greater happiness. Make a promise, if it will help you get your way. ++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Stick close to home to interact with those you can count on. Traveling or dealing with institutions or superiors will not bring favorable results. Go over personal paperwork and revamp your plans before presenting what you have to offer. ++++ 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 Longtime boyfriend needs a nudge toward the altar Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 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I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the COLUMBIACounty Court-house, on the third floor of the Co-lumbia County Courthouse at 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida at 11:0 a.m., on the 25th of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:LOT7, BLOCK B, WOODGATE VILLAGE UNIT1, AS PER PLATTHEREOF, RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 5, PAGE 16, OF THE PUB-LIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORID.a/k/a: 142 SWHEMLOCK GLEN, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA32024ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.ENTERED at COLUMBIACounty, Florida, this 17th day of May, 2012.P.Dewitt CasonAs Clerk, Circuit CourtCOLUMBIA, FloridaB. ScippioAs Deputy ClerkSPEAR & HOFFMAN P.A.Dadeland Executive Center 9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610Miami, Florida 33156Telephone: (305) 670-2299CNS-C-097/mac05532765July 1 1 18 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: JIM'S AUTO SERVICE gives Notice ofForeclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/31/2012, 08:30 am at 2550 SWMAIN BLVD. LAKE CITY, FL32025, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes.JIM'S AUTO SERVICE reserves the right to accept or reject anyand/or all bids.1B7FL23X6PS2085201993 DODGE1GMDU03E9XD1154961999 PONTIAC2HGEH2367RH5292071994 HONDA05533649July 11, 2012 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITYOF LAKE CITYBOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GENERALEMPLOYEES PEN-SION FUND TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, JULY19, 2012 AT10:00 AM IN THE COUNCILCHAMBERS LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CITYHALLAT205 NORTH MARION AVE-NUE, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA. 05533646July 11, 2012 020Lost & Found FOUND DOG Chow found in the vicinity Lake Jeffery Road Contact 755-3436 FOUND PUPPIES Off County Road 252 Call to identify 386-755-1785 100Job Opportunities05530981Maintenance Manager needed for a chain of convenience stores. Comml Refrigeration Exp, & Universal EPACard reqd. Responsibilities include but not limited to Refigeration, Heat/Air, Plumbing, & Ele. Salary Neg. approx. $16-$18 hr depending on knowlege & exp. Applications avail at the Jiffy Store Office. 1102 Howard Street, East, Live Oak, FLor jif fyfoodstores.com. Please return application to the address listed above. 05533594Johnson & Johnson Inc. Is looking for a dedicated, polite, hard-working individual to fill a Fuel Tanker driver position. Lead Driver position, Days (Tuesday thru Saturday). Truck is based in Lake City. Health Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacation,Uniforms. Must have two years driving experience, clean MVR. Call 850-973-2277 ask for Heather. Applications available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 100Job Opportunities05533630 FT& PTPC Tech needed for busy local shop. Exp required. Send email to: email@example.com 05533633Administrative Assistant Start Immediately Personable, Quick Learner, Communication skills, Able to learn new skills, Have STRONG COMPUTER experience or training. Able to deal with clients on telephone and multi task. Please Email RESUME to firstname.lastname@example.org Opportunity is available for advancement 05533634EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIACOUNTY Columbia County is accepting applications for Maintenance Technician I Public Works Mowing Crew. Will perform manual work in maintenance of various County properties including ball fields, roadside parks, boat ramps, playgrounds and road right-of ways. Minimum requirements: High School diploma/G.E.D., 18 years of age. One (1) year experience in grounds keeping or similar maintenance work or any equivalent combination of training & experience. Valid FLdrivers license required. Salary: $10.02 per hour plus benefits. Successful applicants must pass pre-employment physical, drug screening & criminal history check. Applications available on website: www.columbiacountyfla.com or the Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 Hernando, Suite 203, Lake City, FL32055. (386)7192025, TDD (386)758-2139. Deadline: 07/27/12. AA/EO/ADA/VPEmployer CNAS NEEDED EEOE/DFWP Please contact Carol Shanklin at 386-752-5655. 100Job Opportunities8 TEMPORARYFarm Workers Needed. Employer: Frank Turner Utica, KY. Perform all duties of Tobacco, Straw/Hay, & Row Crop Production; including fertilizing, weeding, spraying, irrigating, harvesting, & packaging; and general farm maintenance. Employment Dates: 08/24/2012 01/15/2013. Random drug testing may be done after hire at the employers expense. Wage of $9.38/hr. Worker guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Tools provided at no cost. Free housing provided to non commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed when 50% of contract is met. Apply for this job at the nearest Florida One Stop Career Center or call 386-7559026 and reference job order KY0457466. 6 TEMPORARYFarm Workers Needed. Employer: Jeffersons Farm LLC Augusta, KY. Perform all duties of Tobacco & Straw/Hay Crop Production; including fertilizing, weeding, spraying, irrigating, harvesting, & packaging; and general farm maintenance. Employment Dates: 08/24/2012 02/09/2013. Random drug testing may be done after hire at the employers expense. Wage of $9.38/hr. Worker guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Tools provided at no cost. Free housing provided to non commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed when 50% of contract is met. Apply for this job at the nearest Florida One Stop Career Center or call 386-755-9026 and reference job order KY0457193. 4 TEMPORARYFarm Workers Needed. Employer: Kevin Trunnell Utica, KY. Perform all duties of Tobacco, Straw/Hay, & Row Crop Production; including fertilizing, weeding, spraying, irrigating, harvesting, packaging, & sales; and general farm maintenance. Employment Dates: 08/19/2012 01/13/2013. Random drug testing may be done after hire at the employers expense. Wage of $9.38/hr. Worker guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Tools provided at no cost. Free housing provided to non commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed when 50% of contract is met. Apply for this job at the nearest Florida One Stop Career Center or call 386-755-9026 and reference job order KY0456600. 100Job OpportunitiesLicense CDLDriver w/2 yrs Logging Exp. Must have Clean CDL. Also, FT, semi/heavy equip. mechanic wanted Deep South Forestry 386-365-6966 LICENSED DENTAL Hygienist needed For Live Oak office Contact 386-362-1646. Moving Assistance Needed 10X10 storage unit + 1 rm. 7/17/12. $50 For the day, $20 Bonus if on time. Lunch provided. 904-674-3019 P/TSwitchboard Operator. Lake City. Apply in person 512 SWSisters Welcome Road Sales Position Available for motivated individual. Rountree -Moore Toyota Great benefits, paid training/vacation. Exp. a plus but not necessary. Call Anthony Cosentino 386-623-7442 Seeking cashier for Internet Cafe. F/Tflexible hours. Background check and References Needed. Must have your own transportation Send reply to Box 05091, C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL, 32056 The Health Centerof Lake City Has an opening for an Assistant Bookkeeper. The qualified candidate must be a highly motivated person for a fast paced office. Candidate must be experienced with personnel, payroll, accounts payable and have computer skills. Qualified applicants may complete an application at 560 SWMcFarlane Avenue, Lake City, FL. EOE, ADA, Drug Free Workplace 310Pets & Supplies AKC Boston Terrier puppies 10 wks old w/ health cert. & shots. $350 Black-Brindle n White. Very cute & loveable. 590-4814 AKC Great DANE 1 yr old male, great with children, needs room to run, updated on shots $600. Contact 386-288-3906 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 MARATHON HOT WATER HEATER new, 20 gallons, $150, Call 352-283-0925. 407Computers DELLComputer $100.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 420Wanted to Buy Paying Top Dollar On The Spot, Depending On Condition On Any Vehicle. Contact 386-205-1096 430Garage Sales ESTATE SALE July 12th July 14th 9am-4pm N Lake Avenue, Lake Butler Opelec clearview magnification machine for macular degeneration suffers, rally 3 wheel electric scooter living room, dining room, bedroom, bath, kitchen, and laundry furnishings, and tools. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. SAT7/14 7:30 am Sharp ? Multi family Too much to mention, must see. 1326 SWCastle Heights Terr. 440Miscellaneous 6 PC all oak bedroom set with queen mattress. $485. one (1) all oak chest of drawers w/ doors $45. 6x16 12000 GVWutility trailer w/ ramps, dual axle. $2,000 obo. 1 (one) electric handicap scooter Pride 4 wheels in good condition $400. Contact 386-362-3740 450Good Things to EatGREEN PEANUTS For Sale Graded and washed. $30.00 a bushel. 386-752-3434 620Mobile Home Lots forSaleTALLTREES &beautiful pasture. Well kept DWw/ split floor plan, walkin closets, workshop. MLS 80899 Robin Williams Hallmark Real Estate (386)365-5146 630Mobile Homes forRent2&3 BR MH. $395 $650. mo. plus deposit. Water & sewer furnished. Cannon Creek MHP 386-752-6422 640Mobile Homes forSale2007 SWMobile Home 14x72 3br/2ba. Must be moved! Contact 904-662-1699 BIG FAMILYSPECIAL! New 2013 4/2 Jacobsen $47,995. Only 8 More at this Low Price! Cant go a dime cheaper! Del-setac-shirting and steps. North Pointe, Gainesville 352-872-5566. Hours Sat till 7 PM Sunday 10-3 DEALFELLTHROUGH! $55,900 Buys New 2012 Town Home 32x80 4/2 Entertainer home. YES $55,900 Delivered and Set on your property. Below Factory Cost. North Pointe, Gainesville. 352-872-5566. Handyman Special 2br/2ba Moble Home starting at $350 to own. Family Community. 305-984-5511 or 386-344-0830 HOME ON HIGH LAND Picturesque roll down to tree shaded creek. 3/2 DWon 1.25 acres with detached carport $78,000 Call Paula Lawrence 386-623-1973 THIS MONTHTSSPECIAL! New 2013 Jacobsen 28x52 3/2 only $44,995 del-set-ac-skirting and steps. Not a dime lower. Best Price Pricing! Only 10 at this LOWPrice! North Pointe Homes, Gainesville, Fl., Hwy 441. Call Today 352-872-5566. Now Open Sunday 10-3! 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent2 Bedroom / 1 Bath Apts for rent in Live Oak. Call for price. Contact 386-623-3404 & 386-362-9806 2/1 w/garage & washer/dryer hookups. East side of town, Call for details 386-755-6867 2BR/1BAAPT. w/garage. West side of town. $650. mo. 386-961-9000 Duplex w/garage spacious, 2/1, 1300 sq ft, W/D hook up, CH/A, $650 month 386-965-2407 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 Large & clean 1br/1ba apt. CH/Alg walk in closet. Close to town. $395. mo and $350. dep. (904)563-6208 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 ForRent3 BR/2 BA, 2,400 sq. ft., 290 SW Leisure Dr., Quail Heights, $1,200 mo. plus $1,000 sec. Call 386-752-6062 3B/2BA brick,Florida room, fireplace, 2 car carport, Large yard, quiet & private. Country Club Rd. South, $900 mo. 386-365-6228 3BR/1BA House with fenced in back yard, central heat and air, window treatments, $700 mth + $700 dep. Contact 386-344-2170 Renovated3bd/1ba 4 miles from Timco. Lg yard, central heat & air, new carpet. Off Gum Swamp Rd Contact 623-9764 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 750Business & Office RentalsForRent 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 790Vacation Rentals Scalloping Horseshoe Beach Spcl 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 1/4 acre, new well, septic and power, paved rd, owner fin, no down pymt, $24,900, ($256 month) 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale COWBOYESTATEon 25 acres, large workshop, horse stalls, in ground pool, cross fenced. MLS 80178 call Janet Creel -Hallmark Real Estate (386)623-1973. HIGH SPRINGSCOUNTRY Natural setting close to Santa Fe River. Compact. MLS 80894. Call Teresa Spradley Hallmark Real Estate (386)365-8343 HUNTER'S PARADISE Deer & turkey roam this tract. 3/2 brick home, fenced pasture. MLS 80851. Call Ginger Parker Hallmark Real Estate 386-365-2135 RENTALINVESTMENTNear schools, doctors, town activity. Tiled kitchen, nice deck on back. $55,900 Call Ginger Parker 386-365-2135 MLS 80750 820Farms & Acreage200 ACRES 5 miles NE of Live Oak. Half Wooded & Pasture with fish lake. Creek flows through property, Plenty of deer & turkey. Will Finance 386-364-6633 4 acres, Wellborn, New Well installed, Beautifully wooded w/cleared Home Site, owner fin, no down, $39,900, $410 mon Call 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Owner Financed land with only $300 down payment. Half to ten ac lots. Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www .landnfl.com 850Waterfront PropertyRIVER HOME Excellent Location $199,000 Call Susan Eagle (386) 623-6612 DCARealtor 860Investment Property2 ACRES of land with 8,000 sf. building. $80,000. Located in Olustee. Owner Financing possible. 904-318-7714. 930Motorcycles 2001 1800 GOLDWING w/ 2011conversion motor trike. Piggy Packer Trailer + 2 Helmets & more. $20,000. Call 386-965-8655 951Recreational Vehicles1997 INTEGRITY By Air Stream Fifty Wheel 7,000 OBO 3 slides 36 Ft, 2 a/c units, very clean, 2 tvs. Contact 365-3956 755-5440Toplace your classified ad call