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Opinion ................ 4AObituaries .............. 5A Advice & Comics ......... 4B Puzzles ................. 2BWeather................ 2AClassifieds............... 5B TODAY IN PEOPLE American idol ratings slipping. 63 33 Mostly Sunny WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterWEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 138, No. 301 1A COMING THURSDAY Local news roundup. Health coverage costs to jumpBy BRUCE SCHREINER and KELLI KENNEDYAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Medical claims costs the biggest driver of health insurance premiums could jump more than 20 percent for Floridians individual policies under the federal health over-haul, according to a study by the nations leading group of financial risk analysts. Uncertainty over costs associated with the Affordable Care Act has been a major concern among Floridas GOP-controlled Legislature. The study by the Society of Actuaries comes as lawmakers are still trying to decide whether they will offer health coverage to an expanded Medicaid population and how they will tailor state insurance regulations to conform with the federal health law. The greater costs could mean higher insurance premiums for residents who will buy individual policies through Floridas health benefit exchange. The report does not project medical claim costs for employer-sponsored plans, which cover the majority of workers House and Senate committees recently voted against expanding Medicaid coverage to more than 1 million Floridians, worrying the federal government wouldnt live up to its promise to pay for 100 percent of the bill for the first three years and 90 percent after that. Republican Sen. Joe Negron has instead proposed a voucher plan that would use those federal dollars to help residents purchase private insurance, but its unclear whether the House will be recep-tive to that plan. If Florida lawmakers do not expand Medicaid or offer some type of alternative coverage to that population the study esti-mates a 22 percent increase in medical costs for individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act by 2017. If the state Actuarial group projects increases of 22 to 26 percent. Proponents, foes press points as House vote looms. By BRUCE SCHREINERAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE With a key vote looming in the Florida House, rival groups ratcheted up their arguments Tuesday on a bill that would give par-ents a stronger voice in chart-ing a turnaround course for failing public schools. Supporters, including former Gov. Jeb Bushs Foundation for Floridas Future, said the so-called parent trigger bill (HB 867) would empower parents by allowing them to vote on what to do with a failing school. Options include reassigning students to other schools or handing the school over to a private company to run as a charter school. The bills fans downplayed the prospect that the bill would open the floodgates to convert public schools into charter schools. The notion that theres an army of charter opera-tors out there waiting to take advantage of this law simply flies in the face of the facts, said Patrick DeTemple, who has assisted parental drives to improve failing schools in California, where a simi-lar law has been in effect for some years. Jeff Wright with the Florida Education Association said later that the bill was being orchestrated by school-choice advocates and has been heav-ily lobbied by charter school supporters. Why are no parents from this state participating in these conversations? he asked. And the parents who care here have said, This isnt what we want. We believe we have the influence back home to tell our school boards what we want done with these schools. We dont need California nor the foundations help. Under the bill, the local school board would make the decision on the turnaround plan, and it could go against the wishes of the majority of parents. The local boards decision could be overruled by the State Board of Education. Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Trujillo, the bills lead sponsor, said Tuesday he expects a House vote some-time in early April. The bill recently cleared the Houses education committee on a 10-7 vote. A similar bill passed Photos by TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterA car at an Alpha Terrace address rests on its roof after it was flipped by the roots of the adjacent tree when the tr ee was blown over during Saturdays storms. City and county officials report progre ss in cleaning up and repairing storm damage. No outside help coming By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comLogs, tree limbs and other storm debris are more common at some eastside Lake City addresses than trash dumpsters after the weekends damaging storms. While the storms are gone, cleanup efforts are expected to continue throughout the week. Albert and Claudia Howard, who live on Alpha Terrace, spent most of Tuesday after-noon removing a tree that fell across their fence. They had to wait to move the tree until they could find someone to cut it into smaller pieces. It took three days to get somebody out here to clean it up, Claudia Howard said. Weve got to get our fence repaired and someone to take the debris and limbs away. The Howards had storm damage to their pickup truck, the roof of their home as well as their fence. However, Claudia Howard said she was thankful the damage wasnt more extensive, as she pointed to her neighbors yard, where a car rested on its roof following after being flipped by the root of a large tree Morris Timmons (right) speaks to his insurance agent a bout how his home was damaged in Saturdays storm. Timmons said much on the debris on hi s home got there when winds blew the roof and trusses off the business nextdoor.March of Dimes walk set for April 13 downtownBy AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comMarch of Dimes this year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the founding of the organiza-tion by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the Lake City Chapter invites the community to help prevent premature births by marching on Saturday, April 13, in downtown Olustee Park. The annual March for Babies walk will begin at 8 a.m. with registration, and the walk will start at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children. Food, entertainment and bounce houses for the children will be provided by Skate Palace. Disc jockey Rusty Baily will provide music for the walk. Last year, the March of Dimes walk raised $100,000, according to Kathy McCallister, community director for the Suwannee Valley. The walk will stretch 5.5 miles through the city, including the Ambassador Avenue in front of the Veterans Affairs Hospital, where walkers will be able to hear the stories from the families of premature babies or babies born with birth defects. Eight Spirit Stations sponsored by local businesses will have water and snacks for marchers throughout the walk route. Were going to walk rain or shine, McCallister said. The March of Dimes helped create a vaccine for polio, the disease that crippled FDR and inspired him to create the organi-zation. Since its creation in 1938, the March of Dimes has also City, county crews working overtime to open roads, remove trees and trash. Recovery efforts continuePREMIUMS continued on 3A Debris removal, property repairs under way By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comColumbia County does not qualify for federal disas-ter assistance to help offset costs arising from the week-end storm damage. Without the federal funding, some of the services provided by local charitable organizations are expected to be taxed to their limits as residents continue to request services. David Krause, Columbia County senior administrative assistant, said federal aid is based on specific qualifica-tions and the county didnt meet the necessary criteria. We would need 21 houses that had partial or whole destruction that were either not insured or were underinsured (to qualify), Krause said. We did not have 21 houses that have reported to us, and that would be for Small Business Administration assistance. TRIGGER continued on 3A CLEANUP continued on 3A COST continued on 3A MARCH continued on 3A Parent trigger debate grows
CORRECTION The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, pleas e call the executive editor. Corrections and clarifications will run in this space. And thanks for reading. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS Celebrity Birthdays Q Hall of Fame racer Cale Yarborough is 74. Q Actor Michael York is 71. Q Rock musician Tony Banks (Genesis) is 63. Q Rock musician Andrew Farriss (INXS) is 54. Q Jazz musician Dave Koz is 50. Q Movie director Quentin Tarantino is 50. Q Rock musician Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai) is 49. AROUND FLORIDA High court rules in state case WASHINGTON The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police cannot bring drug-sniffing police dogs onto a suspects prop-erty to look for evidence without first getting a war-rant for a search, a deci-sion which may limit how investigators use dogs sensitive noses to search out drugs, explosives and other items hidden from human sight, sound and smell. The high court split 5-4 on the decision to uphold the Florida Supreme Courts ruling throwing out evidence seized in the search of Joelis Jardines Miami-area house. That search was based on an alert by Franky the drug dog from outside the closed front door. Justice Antonin Scalia said a person has the Fourth Amendment right to be free from the govern-ments gaze inside their home and in the area sur-rounding it, which is called the curtilage. The police cannot, without a warrant based on probable cause, hang around on the lawn or in the side garden, trawling for evidence and perhaps peering into the windows of the home, Justice Antonin Scalia said for the majority. And the officers here had all four of their feet and all four of their companions, planted firmly on that curtilage the front porch is the classic example of an area intimately associated with the life of the home.Flying metal injures man GAINESVILLE A man was injured when a metal cap from a passing truck broke through the windshield of his vehicle and struck the side of his head. The Florida Highway Patrol says the incident happened Monday as 72-year-old Jerry Blankenship was driving home. The truck driven by Art Perkins was heading to Bartow. Blankenship got a threeinch gash on his head. His wife, Pat Blankenship, says she was reading during the drive home from South Florida when she heard a thud and saw blood going everywhere. Blankenship pulled over and called for help. Perkins says he stopped when he felt a vibration. Blankenship took the piece of metal, which looked like a cap, to him. FHP says there probably wont be any charges.Parents charged withchild neglect OCALA Deputies have arrested the parents of three children who were found living in squalid con-ditions near Ocala. When Marion County Sheriffs deputies were called to the home Monday they found knives and suspected drugs near the children. They arrest-ed 31-year-old Jess Palmer and 25-year-old Stephanie Renee Palmer on child neglect charges. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the children ages 1, 2 and 5 were dirty and had multiple bug bites. The house had trash and rotting food strewn around. Deputies say one of the younger children was sleeping in a crib with a soiled torn mattress and exposed metal springs. A rotting sandwich was next to the child. Stephanie Palmer was being held without bail on a domestic battery. Jess Palmer remained in jail late Monday.Rare horse disease reported TAMPA State health officials are warning people to be vigilant about mosquito bites after dis-covering an extremely rare human case of Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, a mosquito-borne ill-ness that causes inflamma-tion of the brain. The Florida Department of Health said Monday that an unidentified victim acquired EEE in the northwestern part of Hillsborough County earlier this month and is recovering. The last human case of locally acquired EEE in Hillsborough was in August 2010. Eastern equine encephalitis is caused by a virus spread by infected mosqui-toes. Nationally, between five and 10 cases of the potentially fatal illness are reported each year. EEE is not contagious among people. It can only be transmitted through mosquitoes. Stolen watch key to murder case BOCA RATON A $20,000 watch helped lead police to three suspects in the Jan. 4 killing of a popu-lar Boca Raton bartender. Boca Raton police on Monday announced three arrests in the death of Rafael Rodriguez. He was shot during a closing time robbery of Josephines restaurant, which is owned by his girlfriend, Josephine Tribunella. The suspects took her Chopard watch that night. Rodriguez died a short time later at a hospital. Thought for Today Often the test of courage is not to die but to live. Vittorio Alfieri, Italian dramatist (1749-1803) Ratings dip but Idol gets the ads LOS ANGELES I n the heyday of American Idol, the notion that it could fall ratings victim to a zombie slugfest or standard crime drama would have been laughable. That was then. With Foxs singing contest shedding about 20 percent of its audience so far this season to hit new lows, its been leapfrogged repeatedly in total viewers by series including the CBS procedurals Person of Interest and NCIS. In a harsher blow to a blockbuster that once ruled the adver-tiser-adored young adult segment, American Idol has been overtaken this season by AMCs The Walking Dead, despite the addition of glossy new Idol judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. But in its 12th season, American Idol is managing to hit the right notes with sponsors if not always with fickle viewers: It has retained its status as TVs advertising leader among series and the loyalty of its biggest backers, including Ford and Coca-Cola. Its still a top 10 show, said Brad Adgate of media-buying firm Horizon Media. Compared to several years ago, its not the ratings force it once was. ... But even if it loses 20 per-cent again, its still valuable to Fox. And theres this confident prediction: When it comes to advertising dollars, the series will have the top price for the 2012-13 season, said analyst Jon Swallen of Kantar Media. Last season, American Idol grossed a leading $836 million in ad revenue.Urban has no time to idle as tour starts NASHVILLE, Tenn. Keith Urbans to-do list goes something like this: Provide the voice of reason on American Idol, choose and record songs for a new album, plan a tour of outdoor venues and arenas that starts this summer, coordinate and learn songs for an upcoming fundraiser concert, fly back and forth to London where wife Nicole Kidman is shooting a film, and carve out the right amount of time with his two young daughters. Theres a lot of creativity happening right now, Urban said in a phone interview Monday. Im also building a studio at my house, just for the heck of it. Why not? Lets do that, too. I had several meetings yesterday on a Sunday with various people, and it was like Im choosing color fabrics for something or other and thinking about the song Ive got to cut in the studio today. Dear Lord. Nikes Tiger Woods ad draws criticism NEW YORK Maybe winning doesnt take care of everything. Nike is causing a social media storm with its latest online ad showing a picture of Tiger Woods overlaid with a quote from him, Winning takes care of everything. The ad, posted on Facebook and Twitter, is supposed to allude to the fact that the golfer recovered from career stumbles to regain his world No. 1 ranking on Monday, which he lost in October 2010. But some say its inappropriate in light of Woods past marital woes. Its the latest controversy from the athletic giant who has recently had to cut ties with biker Lance Armstrong and runner Oscar Pistorius due to scandals. 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does expand Medicaid, the analysis predicts a 26 per cent increase, according to recently released estimates by the Society of Actuaries to its members. The certainty of dramat ic increases in premiums is one of the least recognized and discussed aspects of the Affordable Care Act and its one of the reasons (Senate President Don) Gaetz and I have been so cautious and circumspect in developing our budget, said Sen. Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican, who chaired a committee over seeing implementation of the federal health law. The other major por tion of the federal health law sets up state health exchanges, an online mar ketplace where individuals and small businesses can browse different health plans from private provid ers and see if they qual ify for federal subsidies to help pay for the plans. Low-income people will be steered to Medicaid and other safety net programs. The study from the Society of Actuaries con cluded the overwhelming majority will see doubledigit increases when pur chasing coverage directly from insurers. By 2017, the estimated increase would be 62 per cent for California, about 80 percent for Ohio and 67 per cent for Maryland. Much of the reason for the higher claims costs is that sicker people are expected to join the pool, the report said. The report did not make similar estimates for employer plans, the main stay for workers and their families. Thats because the primary impact of Obamas law is on people who dont have coverage through their jobs. Sen. David Simmons and other Republican lawmak ers worry that if the state does not offer some type of alternative Medicaid plan, then the increased costs will be passed onto small businesses. Page Editor: Jim Barr, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 3A 3A Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Be Dangerous To Your Health FREE book by doctor reveals what the www.eddoctor.com. 866-314-3769 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. SCHEV authorized. MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERE Call 888-203-3179 www.CenturaOnline.com Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in Florida. 7 out of 10 cancer deaths can be prevented through screening and lifestyle changes. Colon cancer starts without symptoms so choose prevention and get screened. If youre 50 or older, ask your doctor which colon cancer screening test is right for you. Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives coloncancerFL.org Florida Department of Health Funded by CDC Cooperative Agreement #5U58DP002070-04 From staff reports The daughters of the woman killed in a crash Sunday night on U.S. 90 remain hospitalized, but Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Mark Boatright said they are showing signs of improvement. Tamika Denise Robinson, 35, was killed when she lost control of her vehicle on U.S. 90 at the intersection of Ridgewood Avenue at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Her daughters, Shaquana Robinson, 17, and Jamaya Suiter, 13, suffered serious injuries in the crash and were taken to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville. On Monday, Boatright said the crash investigator told him the 17-year-olds condition had deteriorated since she arrived at the hospital and she was listed in critical condition. But on Tuesday, the investiga tor said both girls were showing signs of improve ment. The FHP report said Robinsons daughters were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the vehicle. MARCH: Continued From Page 1A created newborn screening for PKU and 29 other seri ous conditions, provided newborn intensive care that saves thousands of prema ture babies each year and invented surfactant therapy to help the tiny newborns breathe. The organization continues to help babies get a strong, health start, according to its website. For more information or to register for the event, contact the Lake City March of Dimes office at (386) 755-0507. CLEANUP: City, county crews working overtime Continued From Page 1A that was blown over in the storms. At the house next door to us, the tree fell and the car was sitting on the roots of the tree and when the tree fell over it turned the car over, too, she said. Morris Timmons allowed most of the debris from weekend to remain in his yard until a representative from his insurance company could look at it Tuesday afternoon. Meteorologists on TV say when you get hail, a tornado is usually right behind it, and as I was thinking that I heard a loud explosion outside and ran to my back door and all I could see was tree debris in my backyard, Timmons said, recalling Saturdays weather. Timmons yard contains tin, roof trusses and other components that blew on his property when the storm ripped the roof off the business next door. His car port was torn apart by high winds, and he his roof is leaking where it was punctured by metal pieces tossed by the storm. City and county work crews, who have been working overtime on debris removal, expect the removal to continue at least until the weekend. Joey Raulerson, Lake City assistant public works director, said the city brought in 12 employees to handle the initial storm damage, and now the public works department is working till dark each night to remove debris. We would like to be done with debris removal this week, he said. Its hard to say when well be done, though, because when we pick up debris, people put out more debris and then we have to do a complete rotation. Other than that, things are going smoothly. Were making good progress. Thomas Henry, Lake City pub lic works director, said the priority immediately after the storm was to open all the streets to the hospitals and other streets where first respond ers would be able to get to calls. Our first thing to do was to get the roads open, push it off to the sides and then we come back and clean up, he said. Thats our primary job when disaster hits. Henry said volunteer companies helped in the cleanup effort through out the weekend. Were still cleaning up, he said. The last road today was still clogged with trees, but the citizens were able to go out through a different route. Everything worked out really well. During the weekend Kevin Kirby, Columbia County public works director, said more than 100 county employees worked to reopen roads, and he expects crews to work seven days a week as the cleanup and debris removal continues. Were going to continue working seven days a week until all the efforts are done, he said. COST: No federal aid to help storm victims Continued From Page 1A Suzanne Edwards, Catholic Charities chief operating officer, said the storms impacted local residents from all socio economic levels and some people didnt report the storm damage through the proper channels. Many of those people did not even call in to the citizens information center at the Emergency Operations Center because they had their own insur ance and they had means to take care of it, she said. But, those damages were not even recorded adding to the impact of the area. Were still getting calls as late as 4:30 p.m. Tuesday about people that did not record information some who were under insured, some who did not have insurance and some who had issues that they didnt own the property, she added. Edwards said Catholic Charities has taken 26 case calls from storm vic tims and it is handling the situation on a case-by-case basis. Were going through the process, of figuring out on a case-by-case basis, making sure for each of these persons theres not duplicate efforts from other agencies, such as American Red Cross or anyone else thats out there helping, she said. Edwards said Catholic Charities is continuing to deal with Tropical Storm Debby recovery efforts. The fact that there is not financial assistance at this point from the federal authorities, it really taxes whether we can answer these questions, she said. We cannot invent dollars. Were at an impasse of how are we going to help these people. Were dealing with multiple issues. Edwards said Catholic Charities began assessing calls as soon as it opened at 7:30 a.m. Monday from residents in need of held because of storm damage and they continue to take calls. Were still meeting the needs of people, 11 and a half months later from Tropical Storm Debby, Edwards said. The remain ing funds that I have to pull from have already been exhausted and then some. I have to be very creative about how Im going to meet the needs of the com munity. It does not take away the fact they have valid needs. Its basically, what do you have to work with. Edwards is asking local landlords to call Catholic Charities at 754-9180 and let them know whether they have any affordable housing available. She said residents who want to make a financial contribution, which would be tax deductible, should make checks payable to Catholic Charities and in the memo line put March Winds. That way, that donation would go strictly to this type of event, so that would give me extra resources to help people, she said. TRIGGER: Debate surges Continued From Page 1A the House last year but died in the Senate on a tie vote. Patricia Levesque, executive director of the Foundation for Floridas Future, said Tuesday that the bill would currently apply to 25 schools that drew failing grades. She said the bill would give parents a legal seat at the table in charting a fail ing schools turnaround course. She said that would give parents extra lever age to press for initiatives aimed at boosting student achievement. DeTemple said parents are best suited to shake the system up and to help a failing school recover. TONY BRITT /Lake City Reporter A motorist drives through a pool of standing water Sunday in a neighborhood near the Lake City Country Club. County officials said Tuesday that all but one of the dozens of roads closed because of standing water or trees felled by the storms have been reopened. PREMIUMS: Group predicts sharp jump in prices Continued From Page 1A FHP: Girls injured in crash improving
OPINION Wednesday, March 27, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A Black votes are GOPs secret weapon Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman How I got busted OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. 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Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman U ntil he settles on a replacement to succeed Jennifer Carroll, Gov. Rick Scott has done the right thing in temporarily shut-ting down the vaguely defined office of lieutenant governor. While she was in office, Carroll had little or nothing to do. Since Carrolls resignation earlier this month, in the wake of disclosures of her ties to an Internet sweepstakes cafe under federal investigation, her four-per-son staff has had even less to do at a cost to the state of $510,000 a year. Although Scott has a constitutional obliga-tion to eventually appoint a lieutenant gov-ernor, his time could be best spent work-ing with the Legislature to craft a constitu-tional amendment to abolish the office. Carroll submitted her resignation March 12 after law enforcement officials inter-viewed her in connection with a federal investigation into an Internet sweepstakes cafe operation. She was questioned about her business relationship with Allied Veterans of the World & Affiliates, which operated the cafes and is accused by prosecutors of masquerading as a charity whose owners kept nearly all of the profits. As an indication of just how inconsequen-tial the lieutenant governors office can be, Scott says he wont think about Carrolls successor until after the legislative session ends in May. In the meantime, Scott wisely has closed the lieutenant governors office doors and furloughed its four employees, includ-ing chief of staff John Konkus, who was making an $100,000 a year. From 1858 until 1968, Florida managed to function without a make-work lieutenant governor padding the payroll. Few lieutenant gover-nors since the post was reinstated in 1968 have distinguished themselves, although Democrat Buddy MacKay and Republicans Frank Brogan and Toni Jennings are nota-ble exceptions. Carroll all but disappeared from view the moment she was sworn in, and she will be remembered most for minor office scandals and for resigning. Shuttering the make-work No. 2s office C all it self-imposed exile. Or solitary confinement. Or witness protection. Or whatever. Three days ago, I flew from my home in Las Vegas, to Monterey, Calif., to visit my chil-dren and grandchildren. It had been two months since my last visit, and I was looking forward to it. Two months is a long time to go without seeing people you love, especially little people who change so fast you can blink and the next thing you know theyre shaving. Randy is 2 and a half. Henry is 18 months. Wiley is almost 3 months old. Talk about cute. I wish you could see them. Their parents are cute, too -have been for as long as I can remember. The difference between the big people and the little ones is not how I feel about them. I love them just as much. But the big ones seem to remember me no matter how long were apart. As well they should. Ive spent years reminding them. (Im your mama; dont forget me.) The little ones, however, barely know I exist. Each time I see them, its like starting over, and I have to try to impress them all over again. Its not easy to make a good first impression, especially more than once. Actually, Randy is old enough now that he seems genuinely glad to see me when I show up after months away. Or at least hes polite enough to pretend. Either way, Ill take it. Henry gives me a long look, followed by a grin as if to say, Wait. Arent you that woman who prom-ised to buy me a car? Wiley just stares at me and sucks his fist and wonders why Im biting his toes. On the first day of my visit, we decided to take the boys to a studio to make their pictures. The photographer, bless her, shot dozens of poses, including one of the three of them piled up like a lit-ter of pups with Henry on the left and Randy in the middle, hanging onto Wiley with a chokehold. Im having it enlarged to billboard size. After the photos, we went out to lunch. Randy ate chicken strips. Henry had mac n cheese. Wiley sucked his fist. I dont know what I ate, but it tasted like the best thing ever. We talked about things to do while I was in town -the beach, the park, the aquarium. The week would go by way too fast. Then, the next day, I got sick. Sore throat. Headache. Stuffy nose. Not something you want to give to three little boys. Or even to their parents. So, OK, I did a bad thing. I didnt lie about it exactly. I just didnt quite tell the whole truth. Usually, when I visit, I trade off between houses -my daughters and my sons -to spend time with each family. This time, in a selfless effort to keep my germs to myself, I decided to let each think I was staying with the other. When, in fact, Id checked into a hotel. I knew if I told them, theyd never let me do it. So I did what they used to do when they were teenagers. I didnt tell them the whole story. It seemed only fair. Of course, I called my husband to tell him where I was staying. (I didnt want to end up dead in a hotel and have people wonder what I was doing there.) And it would have worked like a charm, if not for one minor hitch. My son dropped by my daughters house and said, Wheres Mom? And she said, Shes at your house. And he said, No, shes not. And thats how I got busted.When youre my age, you shouldnt have to explain yourself to your grown children. And their spouses. And your grandchildren. And their dogs. Especially when youre sick. Which I am.But its not the first time Ive ever had to explain myself, and it prob-ably wont be the last -if I ever get well enough to check out of this hotel. I hope they remember me. ANOTHER VIEW LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Sharon Randall www.sharonrandall.com Q Sharon Randall can be contacted at P.O. Box 777394, Henderson, NV 89077. R epublicans should start asking black Americans the following question early and often: What have the Democrats done for you lately? Heres why engaging black voters could become the GOPs secret weapon. Republicans need not win the black vote. Securing 15 percent of the black electorate severely erodes the stalwart Democratic base. If 20 to 25 percent of blacks vote GOP, its curtains for Democrats. If Republicans seek black votes, they will win some. As the Republican National Committees recent post-election autopsy noted: We are never going to win over voters who are not asked for their support. Campaigning among black voters would help Republicans stop resem-bling stuffy, old white men, as an RNC focus group described them. Listening to and speaking with black Americans refutes the notion that Republicans are just country-club Caucasians. Shaking black hands and kissing black babies would reassure nervous white vot-ers that Republicans are not bigots, and its OK to support them. Democrats would be badly disarmed without the race card. Democrats would have to double down on their phony War on Women and stoke class hatred even harder. The Republican message should combine opportunity-related themes with historical facts about Democrats largely shameful record towards blacks (from stymieing Reconstruction, to launching the Ku Klux Klan, and filibustering federal anti-lynching legislation and the 1964 Civil Rights Act). Democrats treatment of blacks remains pitiful (e.g. celebrating the leadership of the late Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., a former KKK Exalted Cyclops, until his 2010 death in office. Based on ballot results and exit polls, heres how Romney could have added 65 electoral votes to his actual 206 and advanced to the Oval Office. Boosting black support from 4 percent to 5 and, consequently, white votes from 61 percent to 61.5, would have won Romney Florida. Virginias analogous black numbers were 6 percent to 9 and, among whites, 61 percent to 63. Lifting 3 percent black support to 5 and white votes from 57 percent to 58.6 would have clinched Ohio. Success in Colorado meant growing black ballots from 6 percent to 9 and whites from 54 percent to 57.5. These 69 additional electoral votes would have totaled 275 and spelled President Romney. Rather than duck and cover when Democrats lie about Republicans so-called racism, the GOP should stand and fight. Top Republicans ter-minated slavery, wrote the Brown v. Board of Education decision, broke the Democratic filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act, signed the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday into law, extended the 1965 Voting Rights Act into 2031, and appointed both of Americas two black secretaries of state. Black voters deserve to hear the Republican vision of growth, pros-perity and personal responsibility rather than the Democratic formula of profligacy, indebtedness and redistribution (unforgivably, also advanced by GOP socialist George W. Bush). A muscular, year-round appeal to black voters would benefit the GOP and black Americans alike. Q Deroy Murdock is a columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service and a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. Deroy Murdockderoy.email@example.com Q Tampa Bay Times
March 27Olustee meetingThe Blue-Grey Army will meet at 5:30 p.m. to wrap up the Olustee Battle Festival. The meeting will be at the Columbia County School District central building, room 153, 409 SW St. Johns St.Plant clinicUniversity of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library on Route 47 to answer questions about lawns and plants. Bring samples for free diagnosis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384.Holy Week serviceHoly Wednesday service will be at 7 p.m. at Day Springs Missionary Baptist church, 849 Congress Ave. The preachers will be the Revs. Aaron and Verdie Lewis.Quilters meetingThe Lady of the Lake Quilters Guild will meet at Bethel United Methodist Church, 4369 U.S. 441 South, Lake City. Social time will start at 9:30 a.m. and business meeting will be at 10. The Charm Square Club color for March is green.March 28Egg huntThe Columbia County Recreation Department will hold its annual Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon at Richardson Community Center, 255 NE Coach Anders Lane. Kids are invited to bring their par-ents, baskets and egg-hunt-ing shoes. Children 10 and younger may participate in the egg hunt and will be separated into three age-groups: 2 and under, 3 to 5, and 6 to 10 years old. Parents will only be allowed in the areas designated for the 4 and under groups. Games, arts and crafts, fun and refreshments will begin at 10 a.m. The hunt will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Nicole Smith at (386) 754-7095.Chamber mixerA Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Mixer will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Comfort Inn and Suites on U.S. 90 west, hosted by the Lake City Rotary Club. For more information or reservations, contact the chamber at at www.lakec-itychamber.com or phone (386) 752-3690.Nursing home workshopA free Nursing Home Planning Workshop will be held at 10 a.m. at Morgan Law Center for Estate & Legacy Planning, 234 E.t Duval St. Anyone who is concerned about how they will pay for nursing home care should attend this informative workshop, led by local elder law attor-ney Teresa Byrd Morgan. Seating is limited and res-ervations are required. To reserve a seat, call Tammy Hale at 386-755-1977.Senior drivers courseAn AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors will be heldfrom 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Lifestyle Enrichment Center Reading Room, 628 SE Allison Court. Please bring a sack lunch. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. Those who complete the course receive a certificate of completion good for a dis-count on their automobile insurance for three years. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (352) 333-3036.Maundy ThursdayMaundy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 838 SW Route 242-A.Alzheimers trainingHospice of Citrus County Inc. will hold a free training program on Alzheimers disease and related dis-orders form 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd. in the Lake City Plaza. Larry Geiger, a state approved provider, will pro-vide instruction. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required by March 26. For more information or to register, call Geiger at 755-7714 ext. 2411 or (866) 642-0962.Maundy Thursday The community is invited to a Maundy at 7 p.m. at Faith in Christ Anglican Church, 282 SW Magical Terrace. For more infor-mation, call Father Don Wilson at (386) 208-9882.Maundy Thursday A Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. at the Wellborn united Methodist Church, 12005 County Road 137 in Wellborn. The service will include Holy Communion and a Service of Tenebrae with readings.March 29Fish dinnerOur Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5056 SW State Road 47 in Lake City, pre-pares fish dinners every Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is $6 for two Alaskan pollock filets, corn, baked beans, hush-puppies, cole slaw and tarter sauce. Take out or eat in. Good Friday serviceGood Friday service will be at 7 p.m. at New Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church, 345 NE Washington St. The preacher will be the Rev. David Scott.Service of DarknessCovenant First Presbyterian Church of Live Oak invites the com-munity to attend a Service of Darkness at 8 pm. As candles are extinguished, there will be a gradual darkening of the sanctuary. he service will be present-ed by choir and soloists, organ, strings, oboe and bass drum. The church is at 421 White Ave. in Live Oak.Good Friday serviceFaith in Christ Anglican Church will have a Good Friday service at noon. The stations of the cross will be visited. The church is locat-ed at 282 Magical Terrace. For more information, call Father Don Wilson at (386) 2089882.Church fundraiserAbundant Life Church, 675 State Road 100, is sell-ing tickets for a grilled chicken dinner to raise money for the church build-ing fund. The dinner will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14 on the church grounds. For tickets or more informa-tion, contact Pastor Tanner at (386) 984-0310.March 30Egg huntThe second annual Easter Egg Hunt, spon-sored by the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Wilson Park. Back by popular demand, Shana Banana will provide the childrens entertainment. Bellamy Beaver, the mascot for the Ichetucknee Partnership, will also be in attendance. He will open the egg hunt and have giveaways for the children.Easter activitiesGold Standard Lodge 167 will hold its annual Easter activities from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. at Annie Mattox Park. There will be fun, games, food and prizes. For more information, call Mike Kelly at (386) 867-6675.Test drive fundraiserRountree-Moore FordLincoln will conduct a Ford Drive One 4 UR School test drive fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the dealer-ship on U.S. 90 West. Test drive a new car and the dealership will donate $20 to Columbia High School. For more information, call George H. Hudson Jr. at (386) 755-0630.Egg huntThere will be a childrens Easter egg hunt at 3:30 p.m. at Huntsville United Methodist Church on Lake Jeffrey Road, followed by a potluck supper on the grounds.March 31Resurrection SundayGlad Tidings Assembly of God, 1571 E. Duval St., will have Resurrection Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. Church youth will present a skit. Daniel and Mona Harris will pres-ent special music, and Evangelist Jim Willett of Michigan will deliver the word. For more informa-tion, call (386) 365-1533 or visit online on Facebook or at gtlakecity.org.Sunrise serviceA Sonrise communion service will be from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at Annie Mattox Park. The preacher will be Pastor Joy L. Gallmon.Easter serviceWellborn Baptist Church will have an Easter ser-vice beginning at 10:30 a.m. The church choir will perform It Would Take a Cross, followed by a wor-ship service. The church is on U.S. 90 at Lowe Lake Road in Wellborn. Visit our website at www.wellborn-baptist.com or call (386) 963-2231 for more details.Sunrise serviceThe Greater Truevine Baptist Church will have an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. For information, contact the church at (386) 755-9247.Resurrection Sunday Faith in Christ Anglican Church invites the com-munity to experience Resurrection Sunday at 10 a.m. The church is at 282 Magical Terrace. For more information, call Father Don Wilson at (386) 2089882.Sunrise serviceWellborn United Methodist Church will have an Easter Sonrise service at 7 a.m. at the Wellborn Community Association park west of County Road 250 in Wellborn. The Rev. Matt Dillard, pastor of the Glory to God Ministries in Wellborn, and Dr. Parker, pastor of the Wellborn and Huntsville UM churches, along with Pastor James Jones of Allen Chapel in Wellborn, will conduct the service. A free public breakfast will be offered at the Wellborn UMC fel-lowship hall following the service.Easter servicesEaster worship service will be at 11 a.m. at the Wellborn United Methodist Church, 12005 County Road 137 in Wellborn, and at 3:30 p.m. at the Huntsville UMC on Lake Jeffrey Road in Lake City. The two church-es will then join Pine Grove UMC and New Harmony UMC for a cluster Easter service with special pro-gram at the First United Methodist Church in Live Oak, beginning with a 6 p.m. potluck supper.Sunrise serviceFalling Creek Chapel will have an Easter sunrise ser-vice at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served after the service. For more information, call 755-0580. Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 5A5A 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL(Next to Courthouse) Lake City352-374-4534426 S.W. Commerce Dr., Suite 130 John Andrew ShippMr. John Andrew Andy Shipp, 51, died Monday March 25, 2013 at Shands Lake Shore Hospital after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his mother Doris Tyre, and one sister Rose Marie Shipp. He was a lifelong resident of Lake City and of the Baptist faith he enjoyed boat riding and playing in the mud. He is survived by his wife of seventeen years Joyann Shipp Lake City, FL; his father John Bell Shipp, Jr. Lake City, FL; three sons John Andrew Shipp, Jr. (Jessica) Deep Creek, FL; Brian Matthew Ship, Lake City, FL; and Patrick Duane Harter (Heather) Lake City, FL; one daughter Cassy Font, Lake City, FL; four brothers Mike Shipp (Donna) Wellborn, FL; Steve Shipp (Heidi) Ocala, FL; Justin Shipp Lake City, FL; Samuel Shipp (Tiffany Floyd) Lake City, FL; One sister Pamela Rose Shipp Lake City, FL; his mother in law Patty Brown Lake City, FL; nine grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.Graveside funeral services will be conducted Friday March 29, 2013 at the Williamson-Tyre Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. with the 5HYHUHQG-LP6WHHOHRIFLDW ing. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to service time at the Dees-Par-rish Family Funeral Home.DEES-PARISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of all arrangements 458 South Marion Avenue Lake City, FL 32025. Please sign guess book at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.comObituaries are paid advertise-ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterMembers of the Crossfire Cowgirls drill team are seen p erforming at the 19th Annual Florida Gateway Pro Rodeo. COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Jim Barr at 754-0424 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From staff reportsGAINESVILLE April 17 has been proclaimed as Florida Military Family and Community Covenant Day by the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. The Florida Regional Councils Association and the Florida League of Cities are requesting each region-al planning council and city to adopt a proclamation and highlight that Florida civil-ians from region to region and city to city support our military families. By adopting proclamations in regions and cit-ies throughout the state proclaiming April 17 as Florida Military Family and Community Covenant Day, a ground-swell of civilian support will be generated for military personnel and veteran families who have sacrificed so much for our nation. Attending the council meeting were Chris Doolin, legislative affairs consultant, for the Small County Coalition; Columbia County Commissioners Stephen Bailey and Rusty DePratter, council mem-bers; Rae Pike, director of the Florida Military Family and Community Covenant; Myra Valentine, past member and former council chair from the City of Madison; and Lt. Col. Stephen Grabski, Capt. Allen Spence and Staff Sgt. Alex Abbate of the Army. The council, in partnership with economic devel-opment organizations and local governments, pro-motes regional strategies, partnerships and solu-tions to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life of the 11 counties and 33 incor-porated municipalities in the north central portion of Florida. The council, whose members are local elected officials and guber-natorial appointees, admin-isters a variety of state and federal programs for north central Florida, includ-ing Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union coun-ties. Programs it conducts include development of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, the Strategic Regional Policy Plan and technical assis-tance to local govern-ments in development of comprehensive plans, land development regulations and grant management. By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comT here is no doubt that Ronald Higdon loves his service dog, Maggie. Whether sitting on the couch together watching television or taking long walks through their neigh-borhood, their close bond was forged through tough times with love and trust. For the past eight years, Maggie has served as Higdons friend, compan-ion, protector and a family member with unquestion-ing loyalty. However, dark clouds have entered their lives and the threat that Maggie may not always be around is becoming a harsh reality. Maggie, a purebred boxer, is a service dog on the United States Service Dog Registry. Now she needs surgery because of medical issues, and Higdon and a friend are trying to raise the funds soHigdon can afford Maggies surgery. Higdon said his friend, Jim Hodges, who is visu-ally impaired and also has a service dog, suggested the fundraiser. Were just getting the fundraiser off the ground right now, he said. Im hoping to get what I need for my dogs sake. Higdon was stabbed 11 times when someone tried to kill him years ago. He said the attempt on his life was over col-lecting an insurance policy. Higdon has nerve damage throughout his body, including to his head, legs, face, spine and hands because of all of the stab injuries. He now lives with post-traumatic-shock disorder, fibromyalgia and other medical issues, which is why he needed a service dog. After that, Ive lost everything, he said. I lost my kids, lost my home everything. I came here to Florida and then me and Maggie found each other. So, Ive got to do anything and everything possible for her. Maggie provides Higdon with therapy and protection. She provides mental and physical therapy, Higdon said. Higdon took Maggie to Lake City Animal Hospital, where she was diagnosed with low blood sugar, hypoglycemia. This dog for the last six months has had ques-tionable seizures and lately definitive seizures, said Dr. Carey Bailey, a veterinarian at Lake City Animal Hospital. On rou-tine blood work, we deter-mined she had extremely low blood sugar, which is likely causing her sei-zures. My suspicion is she has an insulinoma a pancreatic tumor that secretes insulin that makes the blood sugar chronically low, which causes the seizures. Although Bailey said Maggie has not been definitely diagnosed, she suspects that Maggie has an insulinoma. Dogs with that condition can live an average of two years after surgical excision of the tumor. She said boxers are predisposed to the illness, but the tumors are rela-tively rare. Higdon said other than the seizures that Maggie is experiencing, shes always been a very healthy dog. Shes my best friend, he said, as tear drops ran down his cheek. Shes all I really have. She lives with me. She protects me. She has my back, and it would be unfair for me to not have hers. To make a contribution, or for more information, call Higdon at (904) 229-1056. 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 20136A STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATIONSuwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Rural Utilities Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of this organizations programs or activities.The person responsible for coordinating this organizations nondiscrimination compliance efforts is the Executive V.P./CEO. Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (202)720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible. G & K NURSERY We have Annuals, Perennials, Plants & Vegetables 4 in. Pots 99¢starting at$3.95 ,#5*-!2'-, ,IQ-J?HSisters Welcome Road at Hwy 90 W.TWO LOCATIONS!!1375 SE County Rd. 349 (1 Mile East of 41 South on CR349) Sisters Welcome at Hwy 90 W. Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-6pm; Sat. 8:30am-5pm #47224254752-8449Azaleas Local man seeks to raise funds for his beloved dogs surgery TONY BRITT /Lake City ReporterRonald Higdon sits with Maggie, his service dog. Higdon is trying to raise money so Maggie can have surgery for problems associated with low bloo d sugar. COURTESY PHOTOParticipating in the proclamation of April 17 as Florida Military Family and Community Covenant Day by the North Central Florida Regional Plann ing Council were (front row, from left) Rae Pike, director of the Florida Military Family and Community Covenant; Myra Valentine, past member and former council chair from Mad ison; and Lorene Thomas, Dixie County gubernatorial appointee and council chairwoman; (back row) Rusty DePratter and Stephen Bailey, Columbia County commissioners, Staff Sgt. Alex Abbate; Capt. Allen Spence,; Lt. Col. Stephen Grabski; Chris Doolin, legislative affairs consultant to the Small County Coalition; and Scott Koons, regional council execu tive director.From staff reportsLIVE OAK Joe Flanagan, of the Suwannee River Water Management District, was recognized for 35 years of public ser-vice and commitment to the district at a Governing Board meeting on March 12. Flanagan will be retir-ing March 29. Flanagan began his career with the district in 1978 as an environmental scientist in the Department of Resource Management. In his years with the dis-trict, he has served as the director for several depart-ments. Flanagan is retiring as the director of adminis-trative services, which includes responsibilities for the overall fiscal func-tions of the district, in addi-tion to the general supervi-sion of the districts office facility, procurement and information technology. Flanagan has had many firsts during his lengthy career with the district. In 1980, he served on the review team that evaluat-ed and recommended for approval the first comput-er acquired by the district, a Prime 550. In 1982, he served on the review team that evaluated and recom-mended for approval of the first water use permit issued by the district. As the first director of land acquisition, he negotiated for the first district pur-chase of land, the 3,000 acre Brunswick Tract in Levy County in 1984. He also considers himself fortunate to have attended scores of govern-ing board meetings 399 in all. It has been a privilege to attend these meetings and meet various board members throughout the years. My only regret is not making it to number 400 and beyond, Flanagan said. Flanagan has a bachelors degree environ-mental science, and he has taken numerous postgraduate courses in finance and business man-agement. Current certifi-cations include: certified public purchasing officer, associate in risk manage-ment, certified internal auditor, certified records manager, certified county court mediator, certified government finance offi-cer, certified safety pro-fessional, Toastmasters competent communica-tor, Toastmasters com-petent leader, and certi-fied Federal Emergency Management Agency inci-dent commander. I am pleased with Joes faithful public service to the district over the last 35 years, and I congratu-late him on his upcoming retirement, said Executive Director Ann Shortelle. I am thankful to the district for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the team, said Flanagan. I will miss all of the friends and colleagues that I have made in my 35 years with the district. Council proclaims military family dayCOURTESY PHOTOJoe Flanagan (center), Suwannee River Water Management Districts director of administrative services, is flanked by the agencys Governing Board Chairman D on Quincey and Executive Director Ann Shortelle. Flanagan i s retiring Friday after 35 years working for the district. SRWMD official to retire Friday after 35 yearsJoe Flanagan served district in many ways.
LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVERTISEMENT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 7A7A NOTICE76th ANNUAL MEETING of Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. Will be held at the Suwannee County Coliseum Saturday, April 27, 2013 In Live Oak, FloridaENTERTAINMENT, PRIZES, BUSINESS, FELLOWSHIPPROGRAM8:00 a.m. Registration 8:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Mercy Mountain Boys Entertainment10:00 a.m. Registration Closes 10:00 a.m. Invocation Reverend Rick James Meeting Begins Welcome Sidney Lord, PresidentIntroduction of Trustees & Guests John C. Martz, V.P./CEOAnnouncement of Quorum William Hart, Secretary5HDGLQJRI2IFLDO1RWLFH0DLOLQJ7KHUHRI:LOOLDP+DUW6HFUHWDU\Treasurers Report Hugh Hunter, TreasurerManagers Report John C. Martz, V.P./CEOBusiness Session Attorney Josh CrappsElection of Trustees Districts 7, 8 and 9(Board Approved Proxies Available at SVEC Headquarters)Drawing of Prizes Hugh Hunter, Treasurer Tim Steichen, Trustee 29(535,=(6*,9(1$:$<0867%(35(6(1772:,12QH35,=(8372&5(',73(50217+)257+(1(;77:(/9(0217+6 2QH35,=(8372&5(',73(50217+)257+(1(;77:(/9(0217+62QH35,=(8372&5(',73(50217+)257+(1(;77:(/9(0217+6 (REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 10:00 A.M.)AdjournLighting the way since 19376(59,1*68:$11((+$0,/721/$)$<(77(DQG&2/80%,$&2817,(6OWNED BY THOSE WE SERVE2IFLDO1RWLFH0DLOHGWR0HPEHUVRQ0DUFKLQ$FFRUGDQFHZLWKWKH%\ODZV
8A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 8A By AMANDA WILLIAMSON email@example.com Jeffrey Johnston kept his secrets hidden underneath his mattress. In his sketchbook, tucked securely under his bed, he slowly document ed the decline of a happy, intelligent boy into the per son that would eventually take his own life during the summer of 2005. The spi ral toward suicide began because of a bully, a class mate of his who tormented Johnston both in school and online. Johnston became one of the first documented cases of cyberbullying, said his mother, Debbie Johnston, during the third annual Anti-Bullying Program at Epiphany Catholic School on Monday. The event fea tured presentations by the school guidance counselor Judy Williams, Hamilton County Judge Sonny Scaff and activist Debbie Johnston. Regardless of the size of the school, bullying is a fac tor that doesnt go away, not even when the kids gradu ate, Debbie Johnston said. After her sons death, she advocated for a state wide law that would end bullying within the school system. It took three years and $600,000, but Debbie Johnston pushed Florida to establish the states first Anti-Bullying Law. The Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up For All Students Act has been labeled the best Anti-Bullying law to date by Bully Police USA. Every year they train us how to reteach read ing, but not how to handle bullying, said Johnston, a science teacher in Fort Myers. If the child isnt alive, reading scores dont matter. The law requires schools to address bullying in the code of conduct, to have a trained person investigate possible incidents, and to report each incident to the parents of the victim and the bully. It also requires that both the bullies and their victims seek counseling. The law requires schools to address cyberbullying hurtful messages delivered by computer, cell phone or other technology. Paula Redmond, art teach er and coach at Epiphany Catholic School, said social media has enabled stu dents to taunt their victims even after school hours. When she was growing up as a bullied student, her house provided a respite from the teasing. But now, the Internet has allowed bullies to enter the home through Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat and more. The event, held for grades kindergarten to eighth grade, found ways to connect to the students, such as group songs and participation. But beneath the youthful chorus of keep your hands to your self, zip the lip, the mes sage was clear. Williams wanted to eliminate bully ing within her school. This year, she instituted a bully ing box, where anonymous messages can be submit ted detailing complaints or compliments about the school and its students. Rita Klenk, the schools principal, said the presenta tion brought the reality of bullying to life. Many chil dren believe that bullying is something that happens elsewhere to someone else, not in their school to them. Were hoping to empow er our students, she said. Eight-graders Dakota Stitsinger and Ryan Kasak believe the presentation taught them a lot about bul lying and its consequenc es. One of the things Im going to take with me to high school is dont fight back because you dont want to become a bully yourself, Stitsinger said. Bullying: A mother tells her story Photos by AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City Reporter ABOVE: Mother of bullied teenager Jeff Johnston, Debbie, stands between Epiphany Catholic Schools guidance counselor, Judy Williams, left, and prinici pal Rita Klenk. Debbie Johnstons son committed suicide in 2005 because of constant teasing from a classmate at his middle school. BELOW: Epiphany Catholic School pastor Father Mike Pendergraft and Debbie Johnston stand next to a student-drawn poster in memory of her son Woman tells local students how son took his life in 05.
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, March 27, 2013 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org 1BSPORTS BRIEFS Mixed results for CHS/Fort White on diamonds. Monday Q Columbia High tennis in District 5-3A tournament at Jonesville Tennis Center in Gainesville, TBD Q Columbia High baseball at Valdosta High, 5 p.m. Tuesday Q Columbia High tennis in District 5-3A tournament at Jonesville Tennis Center in Gainesville, TBD Q Fort White High softball vs. Suwannee High, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High baseball at Suwannee High, 7 p.m. (JV-4) GAMES T-BALL Coaches meeting planned April 4 Lake City Recreation Department T-ball has a coaches meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 4 at Teen Town Recreation Center. For details, call Heyward Christie at 754-3607 RUNNING Freedom 5K run set for April 6 The Freedom 5K to benefit End it Movement, a movement to bring an end to human trafficking and slavery, is April 6. Register online at www. stepfitnessonline.com or active.com with a $30 registration fee. All early registrants will receive a free shirt. Day of race registration is available with an additional $10 fee. The race will be chip timed by Step Fitness Race Management and 1st Place Sports. For details, call race director Michelle Richards at 208-2447. OUTDOORS Handgun safety day for women There will be a Womens Handgun Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Osceola Rifle and Pistol Range. Cost to attend the workshop is $10 for lunch and a box of either .38 special or 9 mm ammunition. Participants will receive a certificate to submit with their concealed weapons permit application that will satisfy the requirement for firearm safety training. Applications will be available. The class is limited to 50 women. Call Karen Little at 754-1654 to sign up. CHS BASEBALL Skeet shoot fundraiser set The Columbia High School Dugout Club is hosting Shootout at Ironwood Preserve at 1 p.m. April 13. The fundraiser is a skeet shoot where four-man teams will compete in the 5-stand and wobble courses. There will be prizes awarded and a meal following the shoot. Cost is $300 per team and all proceeds benefit the CHS baseball programs. Call Troy Register at 397-5353 to register a team.Q From staff reports FHSAA leadership worries over proposed legislation By JIM TURNERThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE The association that dictates rules for Floridas middle and high school athletes is fighting what it says is a power grab by legisla-tors that will lessen the oversight of mid-season transfers and allow some schools to become recruiting giants. The Florida High School Athletic Association is objecting to measures (HB 1279, SB 1164) by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, and Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, that could restrict their investigations into student-athlete transfers, limit the amount of fines and fees member schools pay, and revamp the makeup of the associations board. FHSAA Executive Director Roger Dearing, during a media teleconfer-ence on Tuesday, claimed the legislation would essen-tially allow middle and high school student-athletes to become free agents. This legislation opens the door for nefarious people who might want to Bill could limit control over transferring. Ball teams at break ASSOCIATED PRESSTiger Woods regained the Worlds No. 1 ranking after wi nning the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando last weekend. McIlroy texts with Tiger after losing No. 1 ranking By CHRIS DUNCANAssociated PressHUMBLE, Texas Rory McIlroy sent a text mes-sage to Tiger Woods on Tuesday, congratulating him on winning at Bay Hill and taking over the No. 1 world ranking again. Woods responded by telling McIlroy to get going he put it a bit more crudely than that and win this weeks Houston Open. A victory would put McIlroy back at No. 1, a spot he held for 32 weeks before Woods latest win. For now, McIlroy is fine with Woods holding the worlds top ranking, espe-cially with the Masters com-ing up in two weeks. I didnt think I could go into the Masters under the radar, McIlroy said. I can go in a little bit underneath him. So, in a way, its not a bad thing. McIlroy skipped Bay Hill and says he had a good week, a fun week in Miami. He watched girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki play in the pro tennis event in Key Biscayne., then stopped by a municipal course on Saturday night to hit range Former top player plans to play Houston Open. GOLF continued on 3B By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia and Fort White high schools entered spring break officially on Saturday. While the Lady Tigers softball and Indians base-ball teams are riding high into the break, for some teams the break couldnt come soon enough. The Lady Tigers softball team (15-3, 5-0 district) headed into spring break on the highest note. Columbia ended the week on a two-game district winning streak to clinch the No. 1 seed in the District 4-6A tournament the week of April 14. After beating St. Augustine on Thursday, the Lady Tigers needed to defeat the Stingrays on Friday or Columbia would have been seeded third in the tournament. The Lady Tigers responded with a 4-2 vic-tory behind a 3-for-3 night from Keeley Murray that included a home run and an RBI-single. The Lady Tigers now sit back and wait with only three weeks remaining until the district tournament. Columbia has been led by a host of players this year with Erin Anderson and Ashley Shoup taking control on the mound. The Lady Tigers have received home runs from seven different players this year led by Kayli Kvistad and Hollianne Dohrn. Both have homered four times this season. Columbia will return to action on April 4 against P.K. Yonge when the Lady Tigers host the Blue Wave at 7 p.m. in Lake City. Fort White baseball has jumped out to much of the same success. The Indians started the season at 4-0 and jumped out to a 9-1 start before los-ing four out of its last five games. Spring break will give the Indians a bit of a break after two early games to begin this week. The Indians have had most of their success due to its pitching rotation. Robby Howell and Kevin Dupree have combined for eight wins this season. Howell has a 0.61 ERA and a 4-2 record this year. Dupree has a 4-1 record and a 0.56 ERA for the season. Dupree has also got it done from the plate with three home runs this sea-son and six doubles. Fort White hosts Bishop Kenny High at 7 p.m. on JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High Schools Tatum Morgan looks for an open ing to make it to home plate. SPRING continued on 2B FHSAA continued on 3B
SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN Preseason, Philadelphia vs. Detroit, at Lakeland MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 NIT, quarterfinal, Iowa at Virginia 9 p.m. ESPN2 NIT, quarterfinal, Providence at Baylor NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN Miami at Chicago 10:30 p.m. ESPN Brooklyn at Portland NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Montreal at Boston TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 ATP World Tour/WTA, Sony Open, mens and womens quarterfinals, at Key Biscayne 12 Midnight ESPN2 ATP World Tour/WTA, Sony Open, mens and womens quarterfinals, at Key Biscayne (same-day tape)BASKETBALLNBA schedule Todays Games Boston at Cleveland, 7 p.m.Orlando at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.Atlanta at Toronto, 7 p.m.Memphis at New York, 7:30 p.m.Miami at Chicago, 8 p.m.Indiana at Houston, 8 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Washington at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m.Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Thursdays Games L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.Indiana at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.Sacramento at Phoenix, 10 p.m. NCAA tournament EAST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Thursday At The Verizon CenterWashingtonMiami (29-6) vs. Marquette (25-8), 7:15 p.m. Indiana (29-6) vs. Syracuse (28-9), 30 minutes following Regional Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, TBA SOUTH REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Friday At Cowboys StadiumArlington, TexasKansas (31-5) vs. Michigan (28-7), 7:37 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast (26-10) vs. Florida (28-7), 30 minutes following Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, TBA MIDWEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Friday At Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolisLouisville (31-5) vs. Oregon (28-8), 7:15 p.m. Duke (29-5) vs. Michigan State (27-8), 30 minutes following Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, TBA WEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Thursday At The Staples CenterLos AngelesArizona (27-7) vs. Ohio State (28-7), 7:47 p.m. Wichita State (28-8) vs. La Salle (24-9), 30 minutes following Regional Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, TBA FINAL FOUR At The Georgia DomeAtlanta National Semifinals Saturday, April 6 Midwest champion vs. West champion, 6 or 8:30 p.m. South champion vs. East champion, 6 or 8:30 p.m. National Championship Monday, April 8 Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. NIT Second Round Monday Providence 77, Robert Morris 68BYU 90, Mercer 71Southern Mississippi 63, Louisiana Tech 52 Quarterfinals Tuesday Maryland at Alabama (n) Today Iowa (23-12) at Virginia (23-11), 7 p.m.BYU (23-11) at Southern Mississippi (27-9), 8 p.m. Providence (19-14) vs. Baylor (20-14), 9 p.m.Womens NCAA OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL First Round Oklahoma 78, Central Michigan 73UCLA 66, Stetson 49Creighton 61, Syracuse 56Tennessee 83, Oral Roberts 62Florida State 60, Princeton 44Baylor 82, Prairie View 40Purdue 77, Liberty 43Louisville 74, Middle Tennessee 49 Second Round Monday Oklahoma 85, UCLA 72Tennessee 68, Creighton 52 Tuesday Florida State vs. Baylor (n)Purdue vs. Louisville (n) SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round Iowa State 72, Gonzaga 60Georgia 70, Montana 50California 90, Fresno State 76South Florida 71, Texas Tech 70Stanford 72, Tulsa 56Michigan 60, Villanova 52Baton Rouge, La.Penn State 85, Cal Poly 55LSU 75, Green Bay 71 Second Round Monday Georgia 65, Iowa State 60California 82, South Florida 78, OT Tuesday Stanford vs. Michigan (n)Penn State vs. LSU (n) NORFOLK REGIONAL First Round South Carolina 74, South Dakota State 52 Kansas 67, Colorado 52Texas A&M 71, Wichita State 45Nebraska 73, Chattanooga 59Notre Dame 97, UT-Martin 64Iowa 69, Miami 53Duke 67, Hampton 51Oklahoma State 73, DePaul 56 Second Round Monday Kansas 75, South Carolina 69Nebraska 74, Texas A&M 63 Tuesday Notre Dame vs. Iowa (n)Duke vs. Oklahoma State (n) BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL First Round Vanderbilt 60, Saint Josephs 54Connecticut 105, Idaho 37Maryland 72, Quinnipiac 52Michigan State 55, Marist 47Delaware 66, West Virginia 53North Carolina 59, Albany (N.Y.) 54Kentucky 61, Navy 41Dayton 96, St. Johns 90, 2OT Second Round Monday Connecticut 77, Vanderbilt 44Maryland 74, Michigan State 49 Tuesday Delaware vs. North Carolina (n)Kentucky vs. Dayton (n)BASEBALLSpring Training Todays Games Atlanta vs. Washington (ss) at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 1:35 p.m. Cleveland vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 9:10 p.m. Thursdays Games Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Houston (ss) at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.GOLFGolf week PGA TOUR HOUSTON OPEN Site: Humble, Texas.Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Redstone Golf Club, Tournament Course (7,441 yards, par 72). Purse: $6.2 million. Winners share: $1,116,000. Television: Golf Channel (ThursdayFriday, 4-7 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Saturday, 1-3 p.m., 6:30-11:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-3 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-midnight) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.). Online: http:// www.pgatour.com EUROPEAN TOUR TROPHY HASSAN II Site: Agadir, Morocco.Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.Course: Golf du Palais Royal (6,844 yards, par 72). Purse: $1.93 million. Winners share: $321,810. Television: Golf Channel (ThursdayFriday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Online: http:// www.europeantour.com LPGA TOUR Next event: Kraft Nabisco Championship, April 4-7, Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course, Rancho Mirage, Calif. Last week: Spains Beatriz Recari won the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, Calif., for her second LPGA Tour title. She beat South Koreas I.K. Kim with an 18-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the second hole of a playoff. Online: http:// www.lpga.com CHAMPIONS TOUR Next event: Greater Gwinnett Championship, April 19-21, TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga. Last week: Michael Allen rallied to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic for his fourth Champions Tour title, beating Bernhard Langer by a stroke. Online: http:// www.pgatour.com WEB.COM TOUR Next event: Brazil Classic, April 4-7, Sao Paulo Golf Club, Sao Paulo. Last week: Edward Loar won the Louisiana Open for his second Web.com Tour title, closing with a 2-under 69 in windy conditions for a two-stroke victory over Morgan Hoffmann. Online: http:// www.pgatour.comHOCKEYNHL schedule Todays Game Montreal at Boston, 7:30 p.m.Phoenix at Minnesota, 9 p.m.Colorado at Calgary, 10 p.m.Anaheim at San Jose, 10 p.m. Thursdays Games Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m.N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.Winnipeg at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.Buffalo at Florida, 7:30 p.m.Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8 p.m.Phoenix at Nashville, 8 p.m.Columbus at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m.Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS AGATE Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Be Dangerous To Your HealthFREE book by doctor reveals what the GUXJFRPSDQLHVGRQWZDQW\RXWRNQRZ&DOO7ROO)UHH RU www.eddoctor.com.'U.HYLQ+RUQVE\0'ZLOOPDLOWKHILUVWPHQWKDWUHVSRQGWRWKLVDGDIUHHFRS\RIKLVQHZWKLUW\GROODUERRN$'RFWRUV*XLGHWR(UHFWLOH'\VIXQFWLRQ+HVVRVXUHWKLVERRNZLOOFKDQJH\RXUOLIHKHZLOOHYHQ SD\WKHSRVWDJHDQGKDQGOLQJ,IWKHSRSXODUSLOOVGRQWZRUNIRU\RXUHJDUGOHVVRI\RXUDJHRUPHGLFDOKLVWRU\LQFOXGLQJGLDEHWHVDQGSURVWDWHFDQFHU\RXRZHLWWR\RXUVHOIDQG\RXUODG\WRUHDGWKLVERRN JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White Highs Brady Wilkinson stretches out to catch a ball as a Bradford High runner approaches second base on March 12. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Levi Hollingsworth eyes a high pitch while playing against Valdosta High on March 7. SPRING: Ball teams return in April Continued From Page 1BApril 4. On the softball side of things in Fort White, it has been a rebuilding year for the Lady Indians. Fort White is 3-12 on the season and returns to the field on Tuesday when the Lady Indians host Suwannee High at 6 p.m. Columbias baseball team has been on equally hard times. The Tigers are 3-12 so far this season, but Columbia has a 2-1 district record that has its baseball team sitting in second place. The Tigers return to action at Valdosta High at 5 p.m. on Monday.
Robbie Kerby picked up a piece of all available action in the Sunday blitz. In addition to his firstplace finish with a score of +11, he tallied two skins and closest to the pin shots on Nos. 7 and 17. A.J. Lavin took second place in the blitz with a respectable +7, one shot ahead of John Raulerson and Shelton Keen. Dell Sanders and Buddy Slay tied for fourth. Bruce Ford, Steve Thomas, Hank Rone and Buddy Slay cashed in a skin apiece. Mike Gough was closest to the pin on No. 15 and Rone was closest on No. 5. Barney Hart (+8) iced his win in the A flight of Wednesdays blitz with a late birdie. Cory DePratter and Keith Shaw shared sec-ond at +6. Mike Gough and Jordan Hale were tied for fourth at +5. Emerson Darst posted a +7 to take the B flight, one point ahead of Tom Wade and two up on Eddy Brown. Bud Johnson and David Blair were in the money with +5. Hale eagled No. 16 to share the skins pot with Mike McCranie, Mike Jacobs, DePratter, Brown and Gough. Both pot holes went unclaimed. The LGA format let the ladies count either their front nine or back nine scores in a low 9 net contest. Natalie Bryant took a onestroke win over Caroline Stevens with a net 33.5. Anita West was another stroke back in third. Shirley Edelstein had the days only chip-in. In Thursday nights scramble, the threesome of Bryce Hawthorne, Nick Tuttle and Pete Skantos jumped to an early lead with birdies on the first four holes, but cooled off late to finish in second place at -5. The group of Carl Ste-Marie, Bob Wheary and Dallas Ste-Marie closed strong to take the win at -6. The scramble pot carried over into the third week. In the opening match of Good Old Boys play, the threesome of Don Howard, Emerson Darst and Larry Ward put four points on their card to edge the foursome of Dennis Hendershot, Jim McGriff, Dave Cannon and Paul Davis by one. Match two ended in a two-point win for the team of Rhea Hart, Rob Brown, Eli Witt and Bill Rogers over the team of Ed Snow, Stan Woolbert, Joe Persons and Dan Stephens. In the days only lop-sided affair, the team of Monty Montgomery, Tom Elmore, Merle Hibbard and Bill Wheeler easily handled the team of Marc Risk, Howard Whitaker, Bobby Simmons and Tony Branch by a 7-3 count. Montgomery earned the medalist spot with a round of 34-37-71. Risk (37-38-75) was four strokes off the win-ners pace, followed by Hart (36-40-76) and Woolbert (38-40-78). Taylor Made demonstration day is 1-5 p.m. April 5. The annual Lions Club tournament is April 6 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. the course closed until 2 p.m. Titleist fitting day is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12. Quail Heights members Don Horn and Kevin Parks scored holes in one on two different par-3s last week. First up was Horns 5 wood from 165 yards on Ponds No. 3. His shot was witnessed by his partner in golf and life, Darlene Horn. Everyone at the club is glad to see Don back on the course. as his health has improved. We look forward to him adding to his six career aces. Parks used his trusty 5 iron to ace No. 11 on the Creeks. His shot of 139 yards was witnessed by Bob McGraw, Joe Herring and Don Horn. The Wednesday Blitz competition ended in a three-way tie for first with Larry Boone, Keith Denmark and Keith Hudson sharing the hon-ors at +6. Ronnie Ash and Tim Tortorice tied for fourth at +5. Skin winners were Randy Heavrin (2), Tony Johnson, Mike Kahlich, Ralph Minster, Denmark and Hudson. Closest to the pin winners were: Rocky Ford, No. 3; Boone, No. 5; Denmark, No. 11; Gerald Smithy, No. 15; Heavrin, No. 17. The Friday Dogfight was a runaway win for Tony Kent at +11. Dave Zeman was second at +6 with Bob McGraw and Tim Tortorice sharing third at +4. Skin winners were Kent (4), Ralph Minster and Tim Tortorice. Closest to the pin: Gerald Smithy, No. 11; Buddy Simpkins, No. 15; Buddy Simpkins, No. 17. The Wednesday Night Scramble ended in a three-way tie with the team of Chet Carter, Tony Johnson and Richard Deublar win-ning in the tiebreaker. The big money pot rolled over, as there all holes were tied and there were no skins. Sign up by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Twilight League match results: Q First Flight Mark and Erica Lloyd def. Gordon Fuller and Braden Lehman; Tim and Codey Blackwell def. Wallace Christie and Ben Chancey; Jason Watts and Luther Huffman def. Ralph Minster and Pete Sapienza; Q Second Flight Chet Carter and Gillian Norris def. Keith and Glenda Hudson; Richard and Shelly Skipper def. Randy Heavrin; Larry Boone and Bob and Carol McGraw halved their match with George Poultney and Jeff White; Q Third Flight Mike and Patti Kahlich def. Billy Ryan and Ken Kellum; Dion and Jan Cole def. Phillip and Brooke Russell; Todd and Tiara Carter won by forfeit over Joe Herring and Tony Johnson. Tuesdays Twilight League was off for spring break and will resume matches April 2. Quail Heights would like to thank the sponsors who supported Saturdays PCERA Tournament. Although the weather didnt cooperate, the food and prizes were a big hit. Results from the rain shortened morning shot-gun were: First place R. Boykins, J. Smith, B. Mathis, B. Ford; Second place G. Selph, J. Parker, T. Jackson, C. Midgett; Third place M. Camp, C. Wheeler, J. Thomas, R. Fern.3BSPORTS WEDNESDAY EVENING MARCH 27, 2013 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 Middle (N) The NeighborsModern Family (N) (:31) SuburgatoryNashville (N) (DVS) News at 11Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-IND 4 4 4Chann 4 NewsChann 4 NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Love-RaymondRules/EngagementBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryThe 10 OClock News (N) Chann 4 News(:35) omg! Insider 5-PBS 5 -Capitol UpdateNightly BusinessPBS NewsHour (N) Nature River of No Return NOVA Asteroid crashes in Russia. 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He signed a Nike contract in the offseason, but has got-ten off to a rough start this year, raising questions about his adjustment to his new equipment. He missed the cut at Abu Dhabi, lost in the first round of the Match Play Championship and then walked off the course dur-ing the second round of the Honda Classic, citing frustration. He finally saw signs of progress when he shot a 65 in the final round at Doral and tied for eighth, and hes confident that hes ready to contend at Redstone this week. Were not machines, were humans, McIlroy said. Youre going to have patches where you play great and have patches where you struggle a little bit. I guess youve just got to take the rough and the smooth and just try and treat those times, sort of play and be patient and know that youre working on the right things. Maybe McIlroy can learn from Woods as he tries to dig out of his early-season slump. Woods has won three times in five starts this year, looking as dominant as ever after going through injuries, personal turmoil and a swing change. Ive always said hes been one of the greatest fighters on a golf course, McIlroy said. If things arent going his way, hell dig in and get whatever he can out of a round. He can repeat day-in, day-out, that attitude and that single-mindedness or that drive or motivation, I think thats his most impressive aspect. McIlroy said hes seeing more good shots since the last round at Doral, his low-est of the season. The weekend at Doral was great and the way Ive been hitting the ball recent-ly, he said. Ive just got to keep working on it and keep working on it. I defi-nitely feel like its going in the right direction. 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Stargels companion proposal adds more legislative oversight to the FHSAA board by having the House and Senate each make four appointments to the board, with the Commissioner of Education getting to name three. While the board would be expanded from 16 to 25, the majority of appoint-ments would come from Tallahassee. Currently, FHSAA member schools select 13 board members, with the three others coming from the Department of Education. The proposals also call for replacing Dearing by having the commissioner of education name the FHSAA executive director rather than the associa-tions board. Dearing said his job being on the line was less a concern than keeping the playing field level for students and schools as they compete across the state if each school dis-trict is given powers to selfregulate transfers. Stargel, in a release from Access for Student Athletes Coalition sent out prior to the teleconference, denied her proposal will allow illegal recruiting or create student-athlete free agency. This proposal would not prevent the FHSAA from fulfilling their pri-mary role, Stargel stated. However, it would help combat their predisposi-tion to consider students as guilty until proven innocent, and would estab-lish true due process and rights for student athletes, which the current system of conducting investigations clearly lacks. The coalition, which contends the FHSAA dis-plays overreaching and arbitrary authority when conducting investigations on student eligibility, is an initiative launched by the Naples-based conser-vative-policy think tank Floridians for Government Accountability, Inc. The think tank is run by former Maine legislator Tarren Bragdon. The FHSAA doesnt directly receive state fund-ing, but in addition to rely-ing upon corporate dona-tions for funding draws public dollars through membership fees from public schools. FHSAA Chief Financial Officer Linda Roberston said the expected reduc-tion in revenue by capping fines and fees could hinder the non-profit associations ability to promote and run championship events at professional fields, along with training and certifi-cation for coaches and officials.
DEAR ABBY: I hope you will print this because Im sure many women share this dilemma. My boy-friend, whom I adore and who is one of the kindest men on Earth, wants me to perform a certain sex act on him. While I under-stand that many people -and I dont judge them -enjoy it, I am not one of them. I would feel degrad-ed if I even tried it. He says he wont pressure me about it, yet he talks about it a lot. Just listening to him talk about it puts unwanted pressure on me. I have tried to be honest with him. I told him I dont want to do this, but Im afraid if I dont, it will damage my relationship with him. Were in our 40s. Please offer any advice you might have. -WORRIED IN CALIFORNIA DEAR WORRIED: You are indeed not alone in this dilemma. You should not have to do anything you are uncomfortable with. The next time your boy-friend raises the subject, turn the discussion to amo-rous activities you both enjoy. Then suggest that instead of this particular sex act, you engage in his No. 2 favorite. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: Im a 51-year-old woman with a question. What do you recommend a person do or say when being lied to? I once had a 21-year-old man tell me that he was a veter-an of a war that had been over for 10 years! I felt like an idiot pretending to believe him and knew hed be laughing at me later, but frankly, I felt scared to confront him. -HEARD A WHOPPER DEAR HEARD A WHOPPER: If you have reason to feel that the per-son talking to you is being untruthful, be polite and end the conversation. And if your intuition tells you the person is someone to be afraid of, put as much distance between you as possible and avoid that person in the future. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: I am a plus-sized woman. I am loud and boisterous, and I like to surround myself with similar women. However, there is a prob-lem I am now facing. Many of my friends have made amazing trans-formations and gotten fit. I am fully supportive and impressed, but I see the price they are pay-ing. They are no longer confident and vivacious. They have become timid, approval-seeking shells of their previous selves. Why do newly thin women forget how awesome their person-alities used to be? -BIG BEAUTY IN ILLINOIS DEAR BIG BEAUTY: Not knowing your friends, I cant answer for them. But it is possible that hav-ing become transformed and fit, they no longer feel they need their loud and boisterous personas to compete for attention. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: When I was growing up, my father would ask my mother what she wanted, and then he would buy the opposite. For example, if she wanted a brown sofa, he would buy a blue one. One day I realized that he acts the same way toward me. He will ask my opinion about the color of some-thing -like an appliance -then buy the opposite color. Is there a name for this behavior? -ANONYMOUS IN ATLANTA DEAR ANONYMOUS: Yes, there is. It is called passive aggression, and its a way of demonstrat-ing veiled hostility without being directly confronta-tional. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotions will get worked up if you get into a disagreement with a part-ner or colleague. Proceed with caution, using facts and figures to back up your statements. Most of all, do not show anger, frustration or a hint of uncertainty. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Dealing with authority, institutions or government agencies will be trying. Dont take chances. Have all your papers in order to avoid being detained. A favor owed can be called in to help you improve your options. Dont divulge secrets. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Read between the lines. Not everyone will be honest with you, but as long as you stick to what you feel is required and nothing more, you will avoid being taken for granted. Love and romance will bring about a promise. +++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Accept inevitable change, and focus on what you like to do and do well. Your intuition wont let you down when dealing with peers, dependents or supe-riors. You can make your point heard and make an improvement to your repu-tation. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Taking a trip that brings you in contact with people from your past will inspire you and boost your confi-dence. Taking the informa-tion you receive will con-tribute to your popularity and enhance your love life. ++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Use your intelligence and your imagination along with sticking to a budget and you will excel professionally and finan-cially. Invest in your skills and talent and offer your expertise at a premium. There is money to be made through a partner-ship. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Emotional instabil-ity can lead to mistakes. Avoid putting pressure on someone or allowing anyone to dictate what you should do. Bide your time and concentrate on picking up information and skills along with fleshing out your options. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Solidify your position regarding a personal rela-tionship that means a lot to you. Taking care of other peoples problems will buy you the option to call in favors in the future. Let your intuition guide you in domestic matters. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You dont have to hide the truth or cover up what someone else is doing. Put more effort into your personal life. Making plans with someone you love will lead to adventure and enhance your relation-ship. ++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Expect to encoun-ter delays while traveling or opposition from those you converse with. Stick to your own achievements without bringing other people into the equation. Putting pressure on oth-ers will lead to the same in reverse. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Consider how you earn your living and what you can do to make your current situation work better for you. Dont fold under pressure. Its up to you to make the moves and choices that will ben-efit you most. Love is high-lighted. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The more excessive you are, the more trouble you will face. Dont make promises youll have trou-ble keeping. Focus on how to make your money work for you. Let your intuition guide you when it comes to money, legal and con-tractual matters. +++ 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 Woman refuses to give lover the kind of pleasure he wants Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. 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LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDWEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 5B Classified Department: 755-5440 Lake City Reporter Classifieds Classifieds dial-a-pro Reporter Service DirectoryTo place a Reporter Service Directory Ad in Columbia and surrounding CountiesHighlight Your Reporter Service Directory Ad With Ar twork-Ask Your Representative For Details 386-755-5440 Now Accepting applications for SalespersonSend Resume to email@example.com or stop by Royals Homes 4068 U.S. Hwy 90 W to ll out application ServicesBANKRUPTCY DIVORCE& CHILD ISSUES other court forms assistance Reasonable / Experienced 386-961-5896 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURT, THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE NO. 11-553-CADARWIN L. PERRY,Plaintiff,vs.BENJAMIN D. REGISTER, JOSH-UAD. REGISTER, and MATTHEWD. REGISTER, IF ANYOF THEM BE LIVING, AND IF ANYOF THEM BE DEAD, THEIR RE-SPECTIVE UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIE-NORS, CREDITORS, OR TRUST-EES; AND THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, GRANTEES, AS-SIGNEES, LIENORS, CRED-ITORS, OR TRUSTEES OF KEVIN D. REGISTER, DECEASED; and COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA,Defendants.CORRECTEDNOTICE OF ACTIONTO: BENJAMIN D. REGISTERJOSHUAD. REGISTER andMATTHEWD. REGISTERLASTKNOWN ADDRESS:11732 Faye RoadMacclenny, Florida 32063AND to all UNKNOWN DEFEND-ANTS listed in the caption above, whose identities and whereabouts are unknownYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose an Agreement for Deed on the following described property:SCHEDULE "A" TO NOTICE OF ACTIONPERRYvs. REGISTER, et alCommence at the SE corner of Sec-tion 36, Township 4 South, Range 15 East, Columbia County Florida; thence North 036'38" West 733.90 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING; thence North 036'38" West 346.00 feet; thence South 8822'19" West 632.15 feet; thence South 039'25" East 346.00 feet; thence North 8822'19" East 631.87 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING.Together with a non exclusive ease-ment over and across a 60 foot wide strip of land to be used for road-way, being more particular as follows: Commence at the NWCorner of above described parcel to the POINTOF BEGINNING; thence South 039'25" East 1038.87 feet; thence South 8800'35" West 60 feet; thence North 039'25" West 039.25 feet; thence North 8822'19" East 60 feet to the POINTOF BEGINNING.has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ed-die M. Anderson, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is Post Office Box 1179, Lake City, Florida 32056-1179, no later than thirty (30) days after the first publication of this no-tice, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-mediately thereafter; otherwise, a de-fault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. There may be money owed to you after a foreclosure sale. You may contact the clerk of the court at (386) 758-1031 for information on what you need to do to get the money. You do not need to hire an attorney or other representative to get this money.DATED ON March 13, 2013.P. DEWITTCASONClerk of the CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy ClerkSEAL05537910MARCH 20, 27, 2013 Notice is hereby given per Florida Statue 98.075(2):ROBERTA. OLIVER292 SWCOPPERHEAD LNFTWHITE, FL32038is potentially ineligible to be regis-tered to vote. Please respond within 30 days of publication of this notice by contacting the Supervisor of Elec-tions Office at the address or phone number below. If no response is re-ceived within 30 days of this publi-cation, it may result in determination of ineligibility by the supervisor and removal of the registered voters name from the statewide voter regis-tration system. Published one time in the Lake City ReporterElizabeth "Liz" P. HorneColumbia County Supervisor of Elections971 W. Duval Street, Suite 102Lake City, FL32055(386) 758-102605538000March 27, 2013 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCase #2011-CA-000463Bank of America, National Associa-tion, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LPPlaintiff,vs.Kenneth Eugene Reddick, Jr. a/k/a Kenneth E. Reddick, Jr.; Bank of America, National AssociationDefendant(s).NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order dated March 14, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000463 of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP,Plaintiff Kenneth Eugene Reddick, Jr. a/k/a Kenneth E. Reddick, Jr. are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, P. Dewitt Cason, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ATTHE COURTROOM ONE OF THE CO-LUMBIACOUNTYCOURT-HOUSE, LOCATED AT173 HER-NANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AT11:00 A.M. on April 17, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:LOT47, OF FIVE POINTS ACRES, ASUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TOPLATTHEREOF, RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PAGE 22, PUB-LIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.TOGETHER WITH THATCER-TAIN YEAR: 1985, VIN #HH6210AAND VIN #HH6210B, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLYAF-FIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRI-BED LANDS. AS SUCH ITIS DEEMED TO BE AFIXTURE AND APARTOF THE REALES-TATE.ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Please contact the ADACoor-dinator; 173 Northeast Hernando Street, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32056; (386) 719-7576 at least 7 days before your scheduled court ap-pearance, or immediately upon re-ceiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.P. Dewitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTColumbia County, Florida/s/ B. ScippioDEPUTYCLERK OF COURTSEAL05537932MARCH 27, 2013APRIL3, 2013 PUBLIC NOTICEThe regular meeting of the Columbia County Board of County Commis-sioners to be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 beginning at 5:30 p.m. has been changed to Tuesday, April 2, 2013 commencing at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Columbia County School Board Administrative Com-plex, 372 West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida 32055. Copies of the proposed agenda is available for in-spection at the office of the County Manager located in the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, 135 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Flori-da 32055, Suite 203, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.Any person wishing to appeal any decision of the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at the above no-ticed meeting will need a record of proceedings, and for such purposes, that person may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made of the pro-ceedings which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accord-ance with the Americans with Disa-bilities Act, a person needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact Lisa Roberts 386-758-1006 or T.D.D. Services 386-758-2139, at least five (5) days prior to the meet-ing.If you have any questions, please contact the Board of County Com-missioners of Columbia County, Florida at 386-758-1005.BOARD OF COUNTYCOMMIS-SIONERSBy: /s/ Stephen E. Baily, ChairmanATTEST: /s/ P. DeWitt CasonClerk of Circuit CourtBy: /s/ Linda H. Odom05538007March 27, 2013 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDACASE NO. 12-2012-CA-000697BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.Plaintiff,vs.JOYD CRIBBS; RODNEYS CRIBBS; NYAND ALLUN-KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINSTTHE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUALDEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAYCLAIM AN INTERESTAS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-ANTS; BRIAR PATCH ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT#1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPER-TY; UNKNOWN TENANT#2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTYDefendantsNOTICE OF ACTIONTo the following Defendant(s):RODNEYS. CRIBBSLast Known Address179 SWBACKWOODS GLNFORTWHITE, FL32038YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property:COMMENCE ATTHE NE COR-NER OF THE SW / SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP7 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAAND THENCE S 0 15` 45" E, ALONG THE EASTLINE OF THE SW / 134.96 FEET; THENCE S 89 15` 34" W, 344.59 FEET, TO THE POINTOF BEGIN-NING; THENCE CONTINUE S 89 15` 34" W, 344.59 FEET; THENCE S 0 15` 45" E, 635.45 FEET; THENCE N 89 15` 34" E, 344.59 FEET; THENCE N 0 15` 45" WEST, 635.45 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING. THE SOUTH 30 FEETOF SAID LANDS BEING SUBJECTTO AN EASEMENTFOR INGRESS AND EGRESS.EASEMENTASTRIPOF LAND 60 FEETTO THE RIGHTOF ALINE DESCRI-BED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE ATTHE NE CORNER OF THE NW / SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP7 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAAND RUN THENCE S 0 14` 05" E, ALONG THE EASTLINE OF SAID NW / 51.29 FEETTO THE SOUTH LINE OF WILSON SPRINGS ROAD AND TOTHE POINTOF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 0 14` 05" E, ALONG SAID EASTLINE 2534.56 FEETTO THE NE COR-NER OF THE SW / OF SAID SECTION 5; THENCE S 0 15` 45" E, ALONG THE EASTLINE OF SAID SW1/4, 1950.41 FEETTO REFERENCE POINT"B"; THENCE CONTINUE S 0 15` 45" E, ALONG SAID EASTLINE, 30.00 FEETTO THE POINTOF TERMINATION, ALSO ASTRIPOF LAND 60 FEETIN WIDTH BE-ING 30 FEETEACH SIDE OF ACENTERLINE DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN ATREFER-ENCE POINT"B" AND RUN THENCE S 89 15` 34" W, 1382.98 FEETTO THE POINTOF TERMI-NATION. TOGETHER WITH: 1996 SWMH OAKWOOD VID# 0W49245 TI-TLE NUMBER 72480290. a/k/a 179 SWBACKWOOD GLN, FORTWHITE, FL32038has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attor-ney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before 4/24/13, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the publication of this Notice in the Lake CITYREPORTER and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's at-torney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065.IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommoda-tion to participate should call the ADACoordinator, Jacquetta Brad-ley, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, FL32056, 386-719-7428, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired call (800) 955-8770.WITNESS my hand an the seal of this Court this 13th day of March, 2013.P. DEWITTCASONAs Clerk of the CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy ClerkSEAL05537898March 27, 2013April 3, 2013 LegalIN THECIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 2012-341-CAFRIER FINANCE, INC., a Florida Corporation12788 U.S. Highway 90 West,Live Oak, Florida 32060Plaintiff,v.FREDRICK ALLEN, VERONICATROWELL,Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment Of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned ac-tion, I will sell the property situated in Columbia County, Florida, descri-bed as follows, to wit:TOWNSHIP3 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EASTSECTION 33: ONE ACRE OFF THE NORTH END OF LOT5 IN THE NE 1/4 OF NW1/4, COLUM-BIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.TOGETHER WITH: A1999 28X56 GREENHILLDOUBLEWIDE MO-BILE HOME, I.D. # FLFLX70A/B26964GH21Commonly known as: 336 NE WEB-STER AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA32055.at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the Court Room 1 of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Street, Lake City, Florida 32055, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 10th day of April, 2013.If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining from the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds.Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation to partici-pate should call the ADACoordina-tor, Jacquetta Bradley, P.O. Box 1569, Lake City, FL32056, 386-719-7428, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired call (800) 955-8770.Clerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05537531March 20, 27, 2013 100Job Opportunities05537916EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Columbia County Columbia County is accepting applications for Equipment Operator II Public Works. Positions primary responsibility is skilled work in the operation of all types of automotive vehicles and mobile motorized equipment. Light maintenance of vehicles and equipment operated. Operates or drives a dump truck, participates in the loading and unloading of materials. Minimum Experience: High School education or G.E.D. preferred and two years experience in vehicle and or equipment operation, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid FLCDLClass B Drivers License required. Salary: $10.02 per hr. plus benefits. Successful applicant must pass preemployment physicals, drug screening & criminal history check. Applications may be obtained at the Human Resources Office or online at www.columbiacountyfla.com, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando Ave., Suite 203. Lake City, FL32055, (386) 719-2025, TDD (386) 758-2139. Deadline: 04/12/13. Columbia County is an AA/EEO/ADA/VPEmployer. F/T Accounts Receivables Clerk. Other office duties include: Quickbooks, Word & Excel. Email resume firstname.lastname@example.org 100Job OpportunitiesBranch ManagerLake City Seeking manager for our Lake City area office. Management/ Supervisory, financial institution and credit evaluation exp REQ. Great pay and benefits! App REQ and avail at www.sunstatefcu.org. Fax to 386-462-4686. DFWP,EOE CMS Professional Staffing Inc., Seeking individuals with recent background experience ranging from general business to sales & finance. Must be proficient with Email and Microsoft office. Apositive attitude and great work ethic are a must. Salaries vary in range. Fax resume to 386-758-9047. Culinary Instructor/ Program manager F/Tposition Salary $44,059-72,459.00 Minimum Exp 6 yrs occup Exp req in Culinary Arts FCTC Download job description and application at www.fctc.edu Background check required EEO Licensed CDLDriver w/ 2 yrs Logging exp, Must have clean CDL.Deep South Forestry 386-497-4248 Mechanic needed at Fla.Rock&Tank Lines In White Springs. Diesel exprnc reqr'd in maintenance & repair of tractor trailers. 45-50hrs/wk Class ACDLlicense preferred. Excellent Benefits! email: email@example.com or fax 904-858-9008 Mechanic needed with tools and experience. Southern Specialized Truck & Trailer. 386-752-9754 SALES POSITION Available for motivated individual. Rountree -Moore Ford, Great benefits, paid training/vacation. Exp. a plus but not necessary. Call Anthony Cosentino 386-623-7442 We are a family business seeking a tow truck operator to operate both rollback and medium duty trucks. Applicants must have clean driving record and no felonies, have excellent customer service skills and be able to work a 6 day week. This is a temporary position which can turn into a full time position. Contact us Bryants Towing 386-752-7799 120Medical Employment05537846LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL Directorof HIM RHIAor RHITand a Bachelors Degree in HIM or related field. 3 years exp. as a Director of HIM with Case Mngt/UR/PI exp. preferred. For further information, please visit our website: www.lakebutlerhospital.com (386) 496-2323 EXT9258, FAX (386) 496-9399 Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace We are growing!!! Nurse On Call Home Health Care is looking for RN's, PT's and OT's to cover our expanding business in Lake City/Live Oak Area. Fax Resumes to 386.487.0386 F/TLab Tech needed for Family Practice office. Must have FL license & exp as Lab supervisor. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 120Medical Employment05537861LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL Asst. ControllerF/T BS in Acct./Finance. 3-5 Years Acct. Exp. Strong General Ledger, Accts Payable, Payroll & Accts Rec Working Knowledge, Strong Written & Oral Communications Skills, Strong Computer SkillsProficient in Excel, Word, Adobe, & PowerPoint. Health Care Exp. APlus. For further information, please visit our website: www.lakebutlerhospital.com (386) 496-2323 EXT9258, FAX (386) 496-9399 Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace F/Tposition available in busy medical office M-F. 2 year degree. Reqd, Medical Terminology a plus.Send resume to email@example.com 240Schools & Education05537693Interested in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $479next class04/01/2013 Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class4/08/2013 LPN 04/22/2013 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies Found female pit bull off 252 and Peacock Rd. Call to identify. 386-365-7532 or 386-623-3761 Free to Good 2 home (2)cute gray tiger kittens, 4 1/2 mths old. Neutered, shots, leukemia free, litter trained, not declawed, must stay together. 386-755-0057 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. WANTANEWBFF? Oliver is a 3 1/2 yr Lab-Hound Mix. Raised indoors, housebroken, sweet, natured, great w/ kids 755-1647 or 623-0153 407Computers Complete Dell Desktop $100.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170 Complete Dell Desktop $100.00 386-755-9984 or 386-292-2170REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.comREPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com
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PreForeclosured and Rent2OWN Homes! Bad Credit OK! Only 500 Credit Score Min! To learn more and access local listings call 1-866-955-0621 _____________________________ Miscellaneous _____________________________ MEDICAL CAREERS begin here Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Financial Aid if qualied. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-203-3179 www. CenturaOnline.com _____________________________ ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Financial Aid if qualied. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-443-5186 www.CenturaOnline.com _____________________________ AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualied Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 _____________________________ AIRLINE CAREERS Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualied Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 _____________________________ OTR Drivers Wanted _____________________________ IN A RUT? WANT A CAREER, NOT JUST A JOB? Train to be a professional truck driver in ONLY 16 DAYS! The avg. truck driver earns $700+/wk*! Get CDL Training @ NFCC/Roadmaster! Approved for Veterans Training. Dont Delay, Call Today! 866-467-0060 *DOL/BLS 2012 _____________________________ Real Estate/ Land for Sale _____________________________ BANK-REPOSSESSION SMITH LAKE, ALABAMA. Prime dockable Homesite $49,900. Bank loss of $120k per lot, over $3million on 34 lots, makes possible a $200k + homesite for 25 cents on the dollar. Level to water, no stairs. Build at waters edge. NEW TO MARKET. Roads and utilities in place. Available April 20th. Make early appointment. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Call (877)448-6816. _____________________________ Real Estate/ Mobile Homes _____________________________ Mobile Homes with land. Ready to move in. Owner nancing with approved credit. 3Br 2Ba. No renters. 850-308-6473. LandHomesExpress.com _____________________________ Schools & Instruction _____________________________ COMPUTER TECHNICIANS TRAINING! Train for PC Technical Careers at sctrain.edu No computer Experience Needed! Job placement Assistance HS Diploma/GED a Must Start Immediately! 1-888-872-4677 Week of March 27, 2013 2011 Nissan Altima 2.5SGray, 4-door, 55,100 miles.$15,500 386-752-7284 2001 Dodge Ram 3500V10 Magnum, extended cab, SLT, 4 WD, DRW, AT, PW, PS, red w/tan interior, 137,000 miles, good condition.$7,900386-984-6606 or 386-758-6800 408Furniture BLACK AND GLASS TVSTAND $35. SOLD Medium walnut wooden day bed with trundle. Almost new mattress and bedding. $75 SOLD 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous 05537732GUNSHOW: 3/30 & 3/31 @ The Columbia County Fairgrounds, Hwy 247 Lake City. $5 Sat 9am4pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Info: 386-325-6114 High Efficiency Heat Pumps 100% Financing Pymts. as low as $56 per mo. w.a.c. Call 386-3300135, LLC #CAC1815182 Stop COOLING Your Attic! We repair leaky ducts Call today 386-330-0135. 630Mobile Homes forRent2/1 Quiet area, Free garbage p/u 4.5 mi S of Lake City,$520 mth 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 3/2 DW on land, countryside between Live Oak and Lake City of CR 252. Remodeled, porch, quiet area. 1st mth $550 & $550 dep 386963-4833 or 936-594-0121 Quiet Country Park 3/2 w/ screened porch $550 a month. Very clean. NO PETS! Ref & Dep required 386-758-2280 640Mobile Homes forSale2013 DOUBLEWIDE $33,995 inc. set-up, trim-out & A/C Call 386-288-8379. 3BR/2BA28X64 in a great location, a lot of upgrades, fireplace. Only $2,500 down $399 a month. Call Paula at 386-752-1452 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Bank Owned! 1/1 home in lake community on 1 acre. Priced to sell at just $55,000. All offers considered. 386-362-4539 Poole Realty MLS#81365 BANK REPO 3BR/2BADoublewide 09 Excellent condition. Only $999 down $377 a month. Call Paula 386-752-1452 or E-mail email@example.com New Palm Harbor Homes Mobile Condo $39,900. Delivered to your site $0 down financing John Lyons 800-622-2832 ext 210 Cute Church surrounded by beautiful countryside. Comes with a 1996 DWMH on 1 acre, pole barn Sylvia Newell, 386-590-2498 Poole Realty MLS#78419 Beautiful setting on almost 6 acres. 3/2 w/hardwood floors, large bedrms, open floor plan, FP. William Golightly, 386-590-6681 Poole Realty MLS#82212 3 DWELLINGS on 5+ acres, main house approx 2453 sqft, 2 story, 3 car garage $349,000. Anita Handy, 386-208-5877 Poole Realty MLS#82510 MUSTSEE 2013 2x6 walls, R30 insulation, OSB wrap, house wrap, real wood cabinets, and thermal pain windows. Payment $399 per month call John T386-752-1452. New 2013 Jacobsen 28X48 3/2 ( 2 Left ) $39,995 Del & Set. North Pointe Homes Gainesville 352-872-5566 RED STAR SPECIALS Time to move out the old and bring in the new 2014 Models. Free Furniture or Discounts on 12 select Jacobsen Models. Great Bank Finance and Discounts for Cash! We Finance! Free Approval By Phone until 9 PM. Give us a try! North Pointe Homes-Hwy 441 NGainesville 352-872-5566 Several Late Model repos to pick from! North Pointe Homes Gainesville 352-872-5566 WANTED CASH PAID for your Mobile Home, Singlewide or Doublewide flood homes welcome. Call 386-288-8379 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent 05536760 $89 Deposit Pools, B-ball, gym & more! *FREE afterschool programWindsong Apts386-758-8455 2BR/1BA$600/MO & $575 Sec. Dep. Lovely, Private, re-done CR 242, 2 miles West of RT247 386-365-7193 or 867-6319 Amberwood Hills Apts. Private Patio area. Beautiful yard. Washer/dryer hkup. Free water & sewer. 1/1, 2/1. Move in special. 386-754-1800. wwwmyflapts.com Columbia Arms Apt. located 1/2 mi from V.A. & Winn Dixie. Pet Friendly. Pool laundry & balcony. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com Ft. White, Private in town, upstairs studio apt. Water & Trash included 1st/Last/Security. 2 yr lease Must have ref. $450, 941-924-5183 Gorgeous Lake View 2br/1ba Apt. CH/A $500 month & $500 deposit. No pets. 386-344-2170 Great area West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $700-$750 plus SEC .386-438-4600 or 965-5560 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentGreentree Townhouse Move In Madness. 2/1, 2/1.5. Free water & sewer. Balcony & patio. Laundry. Behind Kens on Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 wwwmyflapts.com NICE Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bedroom. Kitchen, dining, living room. $450. mo plus sec. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 Redwine Apartments Pets welcome. with 5 complexes, we have a home for you. 386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 Wayne ManorApts. Spacious 2bedroom washer/dryer. Behind Kens off Hwy 90. 386-754-1800 www .myflapts.com WindsorArms Apartments. Move in! 2/1, 2/1.5, 2/2. Pet Friendy. Free 200 ch. Dish. Washer/dryer hkup.386-754-1800. www .myflapts.com 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $135, 2 persons $150. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent2br/1ba Brick Duplex. approx 1100 sqft, carport, lawn care incl. $550 mo $400 sec. dep. 386-752-0118 or 623-1698 2br/1ba Large carport. Corner of Baya & McFarlane. $550. mo. $550 sec. 386-752-9144 or 755-2235 3/2, nice neighborhood, Summers School area. Fenced back yard. 2 car garage. 386-623-2848 4BR/1BA Very Large lot. Very Clean, lots of shade $895 mo. + $895. dep. 386-752-7578 Lake City Country Club fairway at back. 3BR/2BA1760 SQFT, carpet, tile, encl porch, all appliances, lrg gar, big kitchen, 386-269-0123 750Business & Office RentalsASuite Available in Midtown Commercial Center Call Vicki or Joe 386-935-2832. Medical, Retail and Professional Office space on East Baya near Old Country Club Rd. Call 386-497-4762 or 386-984-0622 (cell) PROFESSIONAL OFFICEUNIT Oakbridge Office Complex 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale 14.69 ac tract on Lake Jeffrey Rd. Has well & septic and power ready for site built or MH. $65,000 MLS #82567 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Hallmark Real Estate Close to everything! 14+ lakefront acres convenient to hospitals, shopping & restaurants yet peaceful & private. Jane Creel (386)719-0382 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #76668 $32,000, Buildable lot for site built homes only. In Forest Country. Call Denise Bose 752-5290 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #80401 $60,000. 130x750 right on Suwannee, Beautiful lot, minutes from Royal Springs, Denise Bose 752-5290 Nice 5 acre lot located in quiet setting River Rise s/d, Homes only, paved street. $65,000 MLS #76151 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert386-397-3473 Nice vacant lot ready for your mobile home! lot has just been cleared. MLS #82673 $28,840 Results Realty, Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473 PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. RemaxPam Beauchamp 386-303-2505, Lake view in CarterChase! 1/2 acre lot in homes only subdivision w/ min square footage of 2000. #54801 $34,900 810Home forSale 2BR/2BAcustom built POOL home in Turkey Run. All cherry wood & ceramic tile flooring. Remax Jo Lytte 386-365-2821 MLS 80934 $178,900 3bd/ 2ba Brick Home Off Hwy 47 S., Greenridge Ln. New H&A, Nice Shop, Many Updates, 3/4 ac. M/I Ready (386) 365-4591 3BD/2BAcustom western cedar home on 2 acres lakefront lot. Boat ramp, dock and deck. Remax Proffessionals Jo Lytte 386-3652821 MLS 74681 $179,900 810Home forSale 82022397 S/E/ LeRoy Ct Beautiful country setting, 13vaulted ceilings in LR. Gorgeous wood burning FP. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $225,000 82078 253 S.W. Edna Ct. 3br/2ba New carpet and paint, beautiful ceramic tile in kitchen. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $110,500 82240 27084 29th Rd, 3br/3ba, 20+ acres. Country style brick, guest home, pool/cabana also included. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $335,000 82355 211 S.E. Goldie Way, 3br/2ba and 1 partial surrounded by lg oaks. Great exterior shed. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $160,000 83017 301 S.W. Al Jernon Ct, 3br/2ba 6.34 acres, completely fenced. Ceramic floors, new carpet. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $155,000 83033 178 N.W. Abigail Ln, 3br/1ba perfect home for first time buyer or retiree. all brick. Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 $72,000 Access Realty Gorgeous views 3bd/3ba on Lake Montgomery. Elevator, fishing dock & jacuzzi. MLS 81438 $249,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 Access RealtySpacious 4 bd/3ba Cypress Lake w/ 3643 sqft 1.25 acres on lake. Vaulted ceilings. MLS 81314 $279,900. Patti Taylor386-623-6896 Access RealtyTwo story 1895 Victorian house w/ electrical upgrades throughout. double -deck porches, MLS 71594 $149,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 Beautifully kept move in ready home. Features Large kitchen with eat in area. MLS 79933 $84,900 Missy Zecher 623-0237 REMAX PROFESSIONALS Beautifully maintained newer home in Callaway s/d. Lrg bedrooms & bathrooms. MLS 83071 $179,900 Missy Zecher 623-0237 REMAX PROFESSIONALS Beautifully restored historic home directly on the lake. Views from every angle. MLS 83132 $150,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237 REMAX PROFESSIONALS Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Home is on .5 acre lot, 5bd/3ba Family, Living, & Dining Rooms. Mary Brown Whitehusrt $199,900 386-965-0887 MLS #82546 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Custom Built and completed in 2011 3BD/2BAmetal roof, hardy Board, Sherry G. Ratliff $115,000 386-365-1548 MLS #81774 Hallmark Real Estate BEAUTY-QUALITY-COMFORT spacious 3BR/2BAbrick home in Emerald Forest $109,000 Vic Lantroop (386)623-6401 Hallmark Real Estate BREATHTAKING 4BR/3BAlake front home! In ground, screened pool & patio, 2 fireplaces,$429,000 Ginger Parker (386)365-2135 Hallmark Real Estate Charm & Care is displayed in this Move in ready home! In town, close to schools & hospitals, $75,000 Nate Sweat (386)628-1552 Hallmark Real Estate ENDLESS STYLE 4BR/2BAhome with fireplace, large glassed back patio, and fenced back yard. $229,000 Janet Creel (386)719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate Wont Last Long! Fantastic 3br/2ba home! Case #091-477892, $112,000. Visit www.hudhomestore.com Robin Williams (386)365-5146 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #81958-, $115,000. Must be 55+, 3br/2ba, Site Built w/ lots of room, split plan mstr suite, FL. Rm. Call Denise Bose 752-5290 Eastside Village Realty, Inc. MLS #81959 Must be 55+, 2br/2ba, $79,900. Site Built Home w/eat in kitchen, laundry rm, scrn porch. Denise Bose @ 752-5290 REDUCED! 3,000 sq.ft., 3/2.5 on 20 or 40 acres 14ceilings, Central vacuum system. $489,000. Nelda Hatcher, Poole Realty 386-688-8067 MLS 82280 Newer 4 bedroom on 1/2 acre. High ceilings, large master, spacious walk-in closet. MLS 79370 $98,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237 REMAX PROFESSIONALS RemaxPam Beauchamp 386-303-2505, Completely Remodeled 3BR/2BA, 1452sf, 1.004ac. 2 story workshop/storage & more. #81192 $116,900 RemaxPam Beauchamp 386-303-2505, Must See! 4BR/2BA, 1883sf, .501ac, newer kitchen w/all appls included, 2 sheds & more. #80607 $139,500 RemaxPam Beauchamp 386-303-2505, Beautiful Mountainside Scene. 3BR/2BA, 1662sf. .45ac, quiet neighborhood open floor plan. #80447 $144,900 RemaxPam Beauchamp 386-303-2505, Great Starter Home. 3BR/2BA, 1446sf .227ac, wood lam & tile thruout, SS appliances & more #83110 $97,500 RemaxPam Beauchamp 386-303-2505, Coveted west location! 3BR/2BA, 2071sf, .54 ac. wood burning FP, dining & breakfast, lrg master. #81922 $179,900 Very nice home close to town. Home features split floor plan, side entry. MLS 83038 $149,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237 REMAX PROFESSIONALS 820Farms & AcreageAccess Realty10 acre square tract, High & Dry, OF Avail. w/ 25% down. Convenient Location MLS 81258$39,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 Access Realty43.64 acres wooded acreage in N.Columbia County. Scenic & Private. MLS 74429 $89,900. Patti Taylor 386-623-6896 820Farms & AcreageOwner financed land 1/2 to 10 acre lots. Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 940Trucks 2001 Dodge Ram 3500, V10 Magnum, extended cab, SLT, 4 WD, DRW, AT, PW, PS, red w/ tan interior, 137,000 miles, good condition. $7,900. Call 984-6606 or 758-6800 950Cars forSale 2011NISSAN ALTIMA2.5S, Gray, 4-door, 55,100 miles, $15,500 Call 752-7284 f or more information nr 5 a week days Lake City ReporterADVERTISE YOUR Job Opportunities in the Lake City Reporter Classifieds. Enhance Your Ad with Your Individual Logo For just pennies a day. Call today, 755-5440.