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People.................. 2AOpinion ................ 4AObituaries .............. 5AAdvice & Comics......... 3BPuzzles ................. 2B TODAY IN PEOPLE Light up a Life, 2A. IN PICTURES Making spirits bright, 6A. 59 43 Chance of rain WEATHER, 2A Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 | YOUR COMMUNIT Y NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75¢ LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 232 1 Heroics save 4 from reBy AMANDA BAKER COUNTY — After a fire consumed Julie Cannon’s home, she knows for certain she got the most important part of her life out of the burning mobile home: Her grandchildren. A former employee of Baker County Fire Department, Cannon knew exactly what to do when she woke up Thursday morning to a house filled with smoke. After the night shift at the Baker County Correction Institution, Cannon fell asleep on the couch with her grandson, Wesley, next to her watching his favorite Christmas movie, “The Grinch.” But he woke her up when the room began to fill with smoke. “Something didn’t look right,” she said, adding tha t she got up from the couch and checked the laundry GRANDCHILDREN RESCUED ‘By getting my grandbabies out, I got my Christmas. I know God was in that house with us,’ said Julie Cannon. OPEN FOR BUSINESS Suwanneeseeks $3Mpay-in from ColumbiaAsks investment in its catalyst site, into which it’s already sunk $8.7M.By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.comSuwannee County commissioners sent a letter to Columbia County administration seeking a $3 mil-lion investment in the neighboring county’s catalyst site. “To date we have spent $6.7 million exhausting our cash reserves,” Suwannee County Commission Chairman Wesley Wainwright said in his Dec. 16 letter. “In an effort to continue the unobstructed development of the site we are ask-ing Columbia County to consider investing $3 million against a pro-portional share of future ad valorem revenue.” According to news reports, Suwannee County has already invested just over $8.7 million—$6 million from county taxes, $2.7 million from state grants—on the site to date and is still court-ing busi-nesses and industries to locate in the area, hoping to jump-start the local economy. The county has already deeded 120 acres of the site to Klausner Lumber One, an Austrian lumber country that began construction on the site earlier this year. However, Columbia County Manager Dale Williams said the Suwannee administration will likely extend a tax abatement to Klausner that could last up to 10 years. “There are a lot of questions,” Williams said. “What would be the expected type of revenue, how long would the abatement be ... all those questions remained unanswered. The county commission has all been given a copy of Suwannee County’s request, but we have not placed this on the agenda for dis-cussion because we will be getting more information before we do.” Attempts to reach Suwannee County officials were unsuccessful. According to the county’s website, Klausner plans to build a $130 million sawmill that would create 350 local jobs and have an estimated $56 million impact on the area. The Suwannee County Commission also recently nixed plans for a biomedical waste incin-eration facility at the catalyst site following staunch opposition and environmental concerns from area residents.AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City ReporterJulie Cannon looks at toys with her 3-year-old grandson at the Elks Lodge #893 Christmas Giveaway event in Lake City on Tuesday. Cannon rescued her four grandchildren from their burning home moments before it began to col-lapse.AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City ReporterThe newly-relocated Campus USA credit union was schedu led to open this morning at 1658 U.S. Highway 90 West. Campus USA has new facility, new hoursBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comT he employees at Campus USA credit union will share their Christmas gift with their custom-ers as they relocate and open their new facility. The Campus USA credit union was scheduled to open its new facility this morning at 1658 U.S. Highway 90 West with new hours. Construction on the new facility began in June. Campus USA credit union is a full service financial institution offering a full menu of financial services including loans, credit cards, checking accounts and more. Membership is open to anyone in Alachua, Columbia and Suwannee counties. The Campus USA Lake City Service Center lobby will be open from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m. noon on Saturday. The lobby will be closed on Sunday. The Campus USA Lake City Service Center drive-through will be open from 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Monday Friday and from 9 a.m. noon on Saturday. The drive-through will also be closed on Sunday. Diana Parker, the Campus USA Credit Union Lake City Service Center manager, said the new location will offer several advantages for members. “The new location offers better accessibility for our members,” she said. “Our members have been asking for a drive-through. With the drive-through we have three drive-up lanes and two ATMs. We also have better visibility and easy access to the branch will be a lot better.” Campus USA has been a Columbia County business for more than 11 years and with the opening of the new facility, the old site has been closed. “We look forward to serving our current members and also adding new members,” Parker said.Also features drive-through;previous location now closed. ‘What would be the expected type of revenue, how long would the [tax] abatement be ... all those questions remained unanswered,’ – Columbia County Manager Dale WilliamsOlustee: Countdown to 150th is onBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe Blue-Grey Army hopes to make the Olustee Battle Festival one of the most memorable highlights of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Olustee. Blue-Grey Army officials have announced that James Erin Permane, Commanding General of the Union Forces at Olustee, and Thomas Lee Jessee, Commanding General of the Confederate Forces at Olustee, will serve as marshals for the 36th Annual Olustee Battle Festival Parade. The Olustee Battle Re-enactment is in its 38th year. Permane began re-enacting in 1985 with Company D, First Florida Infantry, the original hosts of the Battle of Olustee Re-Enactment, and has been deeply involved with the event ever since. Permane, who lives in Bradenton, worked in the film industry on features such as “Glory,” “Last of the Mohicans,” “Gettysburg” and “Gods and Generals.” Jessee joined a local re-enactment unit in 1969 at the age of 18, starting out as a private and working his way up the ranks to general. Over the years, he has attended re-enactments of all the major War Between the State battles throughout the U.S. as well as commanding troops at many of the national events. In 1977, Jessee attended the first Olustee Re-enactment on the Olustee Battlefield and has attended every Olustee event since. During those early Olustees, he was given command of Confederate troops. In the early 1980’s he became Commanding General of the Confederate Forces at Olustee. Faye Bowling Warren, Blue-Grey Army executive director, said Permane and Jessee were chosen as parade marshals after rec-ommendations were made by Olustee re-enactors to the Blue-Grey Army. COURTESYThomas Lee JesseeCOURTESYJames Erin Permane OLUSTEE continued on 3A FIRE continued on 3A


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Record highRecord low Normal month-to-dateNormal year-to-date THU 5943 FRI 6147 SAT 6145 SUN 6741 MON 6536 WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed 72 78 84 8383 6969 32 44 56 64 63 3636 Actual highActual low Average highAverage low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Thursday, Dec. 26 Thursday's highs/Thursday night's low 2 Low mins to burn 20 Chance ofrain showers Chance ofrain showers Cloudy Chance ofrain showers Cloudy Chance ofrain showers Partly cloudy 1:36 p.m. HI LOHI LOHI LOHI LOHI LO 2013 54.40" 2:09 a.m. PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Black bear struck, killed by car DELAND — Officials say a vehicle struck and killed a 150-pound black bear in DeLand. Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokes-woman Karen Parker says someone reported that the injured bear was in a park-ing lot late Sunday night. One of the agency’s biologists went to the scene, but the bear was already dead when she arrived. The bear was taken away and buried. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports it was the 14th black bear to be hit on Volusia County roadways this year. Wildlife officials say 148 black bears have been hit and killed by vehicles in Florida this year. In 2012, 284 bears died along the state’s roadways.Daily fines for website vendor TALLAHASSEE — The state of Florida is starting daily fines against the com-pany that built the state’s new unemployment claims website. The Department of Economic Opportunity on Monday began fining Deloitte Consulting $15,000 a day. State officials say they will keep imposing the fines until the system is fully functioning. The state switched over to the new $63 million system in October. Since then there have been con-tinued complaints about unemployed Floridians frustrated at their ability to process claims. State officials said last week they were withhold-ing a $3 million payment to Deloitte. Deloitte officials contend the vast majority of those seeking unemployment benefits are receiv-ing them. A company spokesman said last week the remaining problems with the system can only be fixed by the state or are “otherwise beyond Deloitte’s control.”University won’t appeal guns ruling TALLAHASSEE — A Florida university is going to comply with a poten-tially far-reaching appeals court ruling that blocked state universities from reg-ulating guns on campus. The 1st District Court of Appeal in early December sided with a University of North Florida student and a gun rights group that had challenged a rule that banned students from stor-ing guns in their cars. UNF President John Delaney told students and faculty on Friday that the university would not appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court. He did not explain why. Delaney’s message also stated that, effective imme-diately, students could store guns in their cars. Florida Carry, the group that helped bring the lawsuit against UNF, sent a notice Sunday to all Florida universities and colleges that it will sue any school that does not repeal similar rules by the start of the spring semester. “This is the law of the land,” said Sean Carrana, executive director of Florida Carry. A Florida State University spokeswoman said Monday the university would also immediately fol-low the ruling. “Florida State University had a policy prohibiting weapons in vehicles, which it established after exercis-ing what it thought was an applicable exemption to the state statute,” said Jeanette DeDiemar. “That policy is now void in light of the 1st District Court of Appeal’s decision.” Saxophonist Yusef Lateef dies at 93 SHUTESBURY, Mass. G rammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93. Lateef died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western Massachusetts, according to the Douglass Funeral Home in Amherst. Lateef, a tenor saxophonist known for his impressive technique, also became a top flutist. He was a jazz solo-ist on the oboe and played bassoon. He introduced different types of flutes and other woodwind instruments from many countries into his music and is credited with playing world music before it was officially named. “I believe that all humans have knowledge,” he said in a 2009 inter-view for the National Endowment for the Arts. “Each culture has some knowledge. That’s why I studied with Saj Dev, an Indian flute player. That’s why I studied Stockhausen’s music. The pygmies’ music of the rain forest is very rich music. So the knowledge is out there. And I also believe one should seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. With that kind of inquisitiveness, one discovers things that were unknown before.” As a composer, he created works for performers ranging from soloists to bands to choirs. His longer pieces have been played by symphony orchestras throughout the United States and in Germany. In 1987, he won a Grammy Award for his new age recording “Yusef Lateef’s Little Symphony,” on which he played all of the instruments. In 2010, he was named an NEA Jazz Master, the nation’s highest jazz honor.Lt Gov: Duck Dynasty important to La. tourism NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana’s lieutenant governor says the “Duck Dynasty” reality TV show is impor-tant to state tourism — and he could help connect the Robertson family with new producers if they cannot reach agreement with the A&E net-work. The network suspended patriarch Phil Robertson last week for telling GQ magazine that gays are sinners akin to adulterers and swindlers. “Regardless of one’s views on Phil Robertson’s statements, Duck Dynasty has been an impor-tant representation of the state of Louisiana, inspiring prospec-tive visitors and investors since its debut,” Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said in a statement emailed Saturday. The show is produced around the Robertson family’s home base in Ouachita Parish. KNOE-TV of Monroe reported in February that the show was bringing people from around the country who wouldn’t otherwise stop in northeast Louisiana. The Duck Commander warehouse has become a tourist attraction, said Alana Cooper, direc-tor of the Monroe-West Monroe Visitors and Convention Bureau. Saturday: Afternoon: x-x-x Saturday: Afternoon: x-x-x-x Saturday: xx-xx-xx-xx-xx Corrections The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarifications wi ll run in this space. And thanks for reading. HOW TO REACH USMain number ........(386) 752-1293 Fax number ..............752-9400Circulation ...............755-5445Online... www.lakecityreporter.comThe Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub-lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permis-sion of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. 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AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City ReporterLast-minute shoppingSouthern Exposure employee Ashely Hickerson uses the shop’s last few hours open on Tuesday to finish her Christmas shopping. She was glancing through the jewelr y for a present for her sister. “I shop here everyday,” she said. Already, she had purchased her family surprise stockin g stuffers.2AWEATHER “And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accom-plished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.” — Luke 2:21-24 If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem. Peace and love are eternal. — John LennonQ Associated Press Q Associated Press


Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 3A3A plus all the( jingle )bells& whistles! No payments until 2014!2 Shop the dealership with a CAMPUS Pre-Approved Loan Draft and negotiate as a cash buyer!Have a loan with another lender? Lower your paymen t by bringing it to CAMPUS! MM Membership is open to anyone in Alachua, Columbia and Suwannee counties!3Accelerate your approval, apply today! Call 754-2219 Click Visit your local service center OFFER NOT AVAILABLE ON EXISTING CAMPUS LOANS. OFFER IS FOR NEW LOANS ONLY. MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH AN Y OTHER OFFER. OFFER SUBJECT TO END WITHOUT NOTICE. 1. Credit approval required. Your APR may vary bas ed on your credit worthiness, loan amount, term of loan and vehicle. For example, a $25,000 loan with no money down at 1 .75% for 60 months would require 59 monthly payment s of $438.96 and a final payment of $425.01, financ e charge of $1,235.45, for a total of payments of $ 26,323.65. The amount financed is $25,088.20, the A PR is 1.9%. APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 2. Interest will accrue from date of purchase. Choo sing this option will increase the total amount of interest you pay. 3. Credit approval and initial $ 5 deposit required. Mention this ad and we’ll waive the $15 new membership fee. This credit union is f ederally insured by the National Credit Union Admin istration. Lake City 183 SW Bascom Norris Dr.G’ville E. Campus 1200 SW 5th Ave. W. Campus 1900 SW 34th St. Jonesville 107 NW 140th Terrace Hunter’s Walk 5115 NW 43rd St. Tower Square 5725 SW 75th St. Shands at UF Room H-1 Springhills Commons 9200 NW 39th Ave. Alachua 14759 NW 157th Ln. Ocala 3097 SW College Rd. East Ocala 2444 E. Silver Springs Blvd. West Marion 11115 SW 93rd Court Rd. Summer eld 17950 US Hwy. 441 Tallahassee 1511 Killearn Center Blvd.’tis the time to buy! 1.9% APR1 for up to 60 months on any vehicle 2008 or newerAs low as “We felt it would be fitting and proper for them to be recognized for the work that they do out at the battlefield,” she said. “I think that’s a real compliment when your own people choose you.” The Blue-Grey Army is responsible for and hosts the Olustee Battle Festival each year in Lake City. The Blue-Grey Army is not responsible for the re-enactment at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park in Baker County. “We’re not with the re-enactment, but we support it a great deal,” Warren said. “We put money into it and we put effort into it to make sure it’s advertised and done proper. I think it’s important because we should remember it was a war between two armies — the North and the South and it happened on Florida soil near Lake City. It’s important that we not forget it because it was a very serious battle where people lost their lives on both sides. It’s part of our history and for somebody to recom-mend that we get both the generals, from the North and from the South, was very commendable I thought.” OLUSTEEContinued From 1Aroom. The entire wall was engulfed in flames. “My first thought was that I have to get my grandchildren out.” Cannon shares a home with her daughter, Quinci, four grandchil-dren and their father. At the time, Quinci Cannon had gone to Wal-Mart to collect the last couple of Christmas presents being held on layaway. But the two-year-old twins and a baby slept peacefully in the room adjacent to the burning laun-dry room, Cannon said. Cannon worked quickly to clear a path through the kitchen, knowing from her fire department training that items fall when they melt. She placed the baby against her chest, then wrapped the twins in her arms. Wesley walked in front of her with his arms tucked. Together, they escaped the fire. “You can’t leave anyone,” Cannon said. “The biggest mistake people make is think they will go back to get someone. You won’t be going back.” Her home was a total loss. As she climbed down the outside steps, Cannon heard “whooshing” noise as the fire rolled across the roof, then the windows started blowing out. Within three minutes, she said, a trail-er will normally burn to the ground. “I figure I wasted two just looking at the fire,” Cannon added. The fire department pinpointed the fire to an electrical short in a washing machine. Cannon knows, without a doubt, that the five of them would be dead if her grandson had not woken her up. “It’s been hard,” Cannon said. “But it makes you realize what’s important. Don’t take your family or your friends for granted. ... By get-ting my grandbabies out, I got my Christmas. I know God was in that house with us.” She has been staying at her brother’s house in Macclenny until she can purchase a new mobile home. Since her land is paid for, she plans to re-finance her property. Already, the family has received help from people all over North Central Florida, and as far away as Alabama. On Tuesday, the Elks Lodge #893 in Lake City donated a box full of food for Christmas and a box of toys for Cannon’s four grandchildren. She appreciates all the help she has received. If anyone else would like to donate to the Cannon family, they can contact Julie Cannon at 386-586-5277. FIREContinued From 1A Avoiding health insurance gaps will take persistenceCARLA K. JOHNSONAP Medical WriterCHICAGO — The deadline has passed, and so too the surprise grace period, for signing up for health insurance as part of the nation’s health care law. Now what?For those who were able to navigate the glitch-prone and often overwhelmed website, there’s still work to be done to make sure success online leads to actual coverage come the new year. The first step experts recommend is to call your insurance company and double-check they received your payment. What if you missed the Christmas Eve deadline and still want insurance in 2014, as the health law requires of most Americans? You may be without health insurance for a month, but you can still sign up for cover-age that will start in February. “Be patient, because they’re trying to help you,” said Tina Stewart, a 25-year-old graduate student in Salt Lake City who suc-ceeded in enrolling in a health plan Tuesday morning. “It will take time.” The historic changes made by the Affordable Care Act take full effect on Jan. 1. People with chronic health conditions can no longer be denied health insurance. Those who get sick and start piling up medi-cal bills will no longer lose their coverage. Out-of-pocket limits arrive that are designed to protect patients from going bankrupt. But unless the 1 million Americans who have so far enrolled for coverage via the new marketplaces make sure their applications have arrived at their new insurance companies without errors, some may find they’re still uninsured when they try to refill a prescription or make a doctor’s appoint-ment. “The enrollment files have been getting better and more accurate, but there is still work that needs to be done,” said Robert Zirkelbach, a spokesman for America’s Health Insurance Plans, a trade group that represents the private insurance industry. “The health plans are still having to go back and fix some of data errors coming through in these files.” If everything went smoothly, consumers can expect to see a welcome packet arrive in the mail from their insurance company, Zirkelbach said. If not, a phone call to the insurer might clear things up. “If a consumer signed up yesterday, they shouldn’t expect the health plan to have their enrollment application today,” Zirkelbach said. “Allow a couple of days to receive and process those enrollments.” Paying the first premium is crucial. Because of the changing deadlines for enroll-ment, most insurers have agreed to allow payments through Jan. 10 and will make coverage retroactive to Jan. 1, he said. Anyone who missed the Christmas Eve deadline to enroll for insurance to start in January can still apply at for coverage to begin later. The federal website serves 36 states, but also directs people elsewhere to the online insurance site serving their state. The site also offers directions to local agencies offering in-per-son help. After the disastrous rollout in October, the federal website received 2 million visits on Monday, and heavy — but not as heavy — traffic on Tuesday. White House spokes-woman Tara McGuinness said she had no immediate estimate of visitors Tuesday or how many succeeded in obtaining insur-ance before the midnight Christmas Eve deadline. The unexpected one-day grace period was just the latest in a string of delays and reversals. Unless you qualify for Medicaid, you’ll pay a monthly “premium” fee to an insurance company for coverage. Before the company covers actual medical costs, you may have to pay a certain amount called a deductible, in addition to a possible set fee for a doctor visit (copay) or a percentage of the cost of a medical service (coinsurance). Federal tax credits are aimed at helping make premiums more affordable for house-holds earning between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty line. That’s $11,490 to $45,960 for an individual, $23,550 to $94,200 for a family of four. Finally, note the next significant deadline isn’t for a few more months. If you don’t have coverage by March 31, you’ll pay a tax penalty next year of $95 or 1 percent of your income, whichever is higher. Ron Pollack, president of Families USA, a liberal advocacy group that has led efforts to get uninsured people signed up for cover-age next year, said that’s the deadline that matters most. “The real significant deadline is March 31,” Pollack said. “The enrollment period extends for another three months.”


T he notion of carving out a 51st state – Jefferson – from California’s northernmost counties has been the talk of the North State since the Siskiyou County supervisors declared their desire for a fresh start back in September. As a practical idea, though, it’s always seemed far-fetched. At least one Californian, however, is thinking even more ambi-tiously. One new state? Why stop there? How about five? Timothy Draper, a successful retired venture capitalist, announced last week that he is polishing the final details but plans to file an initiative seeking to break California up into six separate states. Silicon Valley would go independent (and claim the name). So would Jefferson, which the draft initiative sees spreading across 14 rural northern counties. The ini-tiative also provides that counties could join the new state residents choose. Why six states? California, instead of two senators in Washington, would have 12 and thus more representation in Congress. Breaking up the “monopoly” of state government and creating competition would allow more innovative government and a “fresh start.” And smaller states would be more responsive to local needs. Go figure. The tech investor sounds a lot like the folks at the tea party. Breaking up the state remains an improbable venture. Who knows if this Silicon Valley-based initiative will develop beyond “vaporware”? But don’t be surprised if the Jefferson boosters suddenly find themselves with a patron and a champion. OPINION Thursday, December 26, 2013 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities — “Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: Celebrate safely Resolve to revitalize press conferences O n one side of the podi-um stood the leader of the free world. On the other side, the presumably elite representatives of the world’s freest press, with a world of facts at their fingertips. And between them, as always, a host of crises, controversies, misstatements and mistakes were demanding their rightful place in democracy’s spotlight – right now! This was, after all, the latest exer-cise of that infrequent democratic institution known as the presi-dential press conference. ‘Twas the Friday before Christmas, and all through the press room that Richard Nixon built atop of what once was the pool where JFK used to swim famously al fresco, a room-ful of journalists was interrogating President Barack Obama with all the intensity and incisiveness that has made the White House press corps what it is today. “... has this been the worst year of your presidency?” “...what do you think has been your biggest mistake?” “If I may just quickly, on a more personal note, what is your New Year’s resolution?” For when it comes to pithy parody and satire, television’s late night comedy writ-ers can’t match the comedic touch and timing of the Obama era presi-dential press conference. But wait – that non-zinger about the presi-dent’s New Year’s Resolution could have potential for us all. Usually, there’s nothing as tree-wasting as yet another list of New Year’s Resolutions. But this might be a bad idea that’s time has come. We have been witnessing the decline and fall of the presidential press conference as an institution of democracy and governance. And as one who covered presidents and their presidencies in years past, I know that our professionalism runs in cycles, much like that of the politicians we cover. And now we journalists are failing in our mission of seeking to put a president on the record about just what is happening and why it is happening. So today let’s propose one bold 2014 New Year’s Resolution – a resolution specially tailored for the president and the White House press corps. Let 2014 be the year when those two erstwhile adversar-ies separately rethink and restore the professionalism that has been missing in their press conference performances. First, both sides must recognize where they have jointly gone wrong. The president and press corps can start by reading past press conference transcripts. They will discover that on both sides of the podium, the press and the presi-dent have been wandering around before getting to the point. Also, reporters on the White House beat seem to have forgotten what they knew before they arrived at this elite White House beat: the best way to get a productive answer is to ask a concise, well-researched ques-tion that sticks to just one subject. And ask just one question. Rambling, multi-part questions abound. It is the journalistic equivalent of handing the president a baseball and fungo bat and tell-ing him to just hit it anywhere he wants. At the last press conference, one respected journalist actually asked what pretended to be a two part question – but it began with Obama’s false healthcare promise that people can keep their policies and doctors if they like them, and then went on to ask about Iran sanctions. But the president needed to be pinned down on his healthcare program’s failures. Reporters only needed to ask him about recent front page news. Example: A Washington Post report about a fellow named John Gisler. He couldn’t get continued coverage for his critically ill son under Obama’s healthcare program after his policy was ended due to the program. Reporters could have asked: Why did your administration permit this to happen to Mr. Gisler’s son and the many thousands of others with a similar problem? What can you do to fix their problems immediately? Or: The page one coverage of middle class citizens that found their income is just above the cutoff for federal healthcare subsidies for lower income citizens – so Obama’s Affordable Care Act now requires them to pay 50 percent more for healthcare insurance than they used to pay. Is that the way Obama wanted his program to work? Did he know his program would most hurt those who can least afford it? What will he now say to those who have been hurt most by his pro-gram? Our job as reporters is to make sure public officials are held accountable for their deeds and misdeeds. Whether at city hall, or the county zoning board, or the White House, our job is the same. When we do it right, by focusing on facts and not our perform-ing art, press conferences become important institutions of our democracy. W ith Christmas behind us, it’s not too early to start thinking about New Year’s – and New Year’s safety. For many, the coming week will be filled with social gatherings big and small leading up to New Year’s Eve on Tuesday. A couple of suggestions are in order.Don’t drink and drive, for one thing.That’s something everybody knows, but sometimes manages to forget this time of year. Maybe it’s better phrased a different way. Plan ahead.If you’re going out and might be at risk, make arrangements for transportation in advance. And wherever you’re going, whatever you’re doing, please buckle up. We don’t want to read about you in either a police or accident report anytime soon, so take care in the coming days – and all year long. TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1776, the British suffered a major defeat in the Battle of Trenton during the Revolutionary War. In 1799, former President George Washington was eulogized by Col. Henry Lee as “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” In 1862, 38 Santee Sioux Indians were hanged in Mankato, Minn., for their roles in an uprising that had claimed the lives of hundreds of white settlers. In 1908, Jack Johnson became the first AfricanAmerican boxer to win the world heavyweight cham-pionship as he defeated Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia. In 1941, during World War II, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. In 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, the embattled U.S. 101st Airborne Division in Bastogne, Belgium, was relieved by units of the 4th Armored Division. In 1966, Kwanzaa was first celebrated.In 1972, the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, died in Kansas City, Mo., at age 88. In 1980, Iranian television footage was broadcast in the United States, showing a dozen of the American hostages sending messages to their families. In 1996, 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colo. Has state of Jefferson found a patron? Q Associated Press Q Dale McFeatters is editorial writer for Scripps Howard News Service. Dale Martin Q Martin Schram writes political analysis for Scripps Howard News Service.4AOPINION


Open registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is now registering for their winter program which is on now through March 1. Fees for the session are $200 and include transportation from all elementary, junior and high schools. The club offers a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, game rooms, library and special events. The club offers a homework pro-gram with tutorial help for all children. A computer lab is also available. Call 752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way for more information. TUESDAYSVFW BingoVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, hosts Bingo quarter games every Tuesday from 12-3 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m. These are open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 with questions.Plant clinicUniversity of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County Extension Office’s new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170, and ever 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 diagno-sis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. Support groupAnother Way Inc. provides a domestic violence support group every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If you are a current or former sur-vivor of domestic violence, call 386-719-2702 for meet-ing location and an intake appointment. All services are free and confidential.Photo ClubLake City Photo Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center on Baya Avenue. Share your photos and ideas with the group. Newcomers are wel-come.WEDNESDAYSLadies NightVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, hosts Ladies Night every Wednesday and Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Call 386-752-5001 with questions. Soil testingColumbia County Master Gardeners will do free soil pH testing each Wednesday at the Columbia County Extension Office’s new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170. Drop off soil samples at the office any week day during business hours. For more information, call 752-5384.THURSDAYSCommunity OutreachMinistry Pointing People to Christ meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 284 SW Beech Street. The pub-lic is invited. Call Essie Wilson at 386-755-1483 for more information.Woodturners ClubBell Woodturners Club meets the second Thursday of the month in the Bell community Center, Bell Florida at 7 p.m.. Every meeting features a show and tell of members cur-rent projects. There is also a full demonstration of a woodturning project by a club member. There are opportunities to take home project wood, tools and receive help from other turners. All experience lev-els are welcome. For addi-tional information, contact Kent Harris at 365-7086.FRIDAYS12-step groupA 12-step addiction recovery group meets every Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Community Revival Center, 244 NE Patterson Ave. in Lake City. For infor-mation call 867-6288. Fish 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. Dec. 31New Year’s Eve partyVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, is host-ing their New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Kickstart will perform at 7 p.m. We’ll provide finger foods, party favors and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The party is open to the public. Call 386-752-5001 for more.Jan. 4Audubon Bird WalkFour Rivers Audubon will sponsor its monthly walk at Alligator Lake Park on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8 a.m. The walk usually lasts between two and four hours, but participants may leave at any time. Meet at the pole barn to begin the walk. For more information call Judee Mundy at 386-758-9558 or Sylvia Dunnam at 386-362-3256.Jan. 5Zumba ClassSarah Sandlin, Zumba Instructor for the City of Lake City, is offering a free Zumba class on Jan. 5 at the Teen Town city building at Youngs Park from 4-5 p.m. This will be a beginner’s class where you’ll learn all the basic moves of this pop-ular dance form. After the free class, a regular Zumba class will be held for $5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Email Sarah at for more.Jan. 14Medicare SeminarThe Lifestyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare sem-inar on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5-6 p.m. Irv Crowetz of C/C & Associates, Inc. will moderate the seminar. RSVP to 386-755-3476 x 107.Bay Street BassworksBay Street Bassworks will perform at the Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This group is an internationally-acclaimed touring ensemble perform-ing selections from a wide variety of genres ranging from Bach to Be-Bop. A new “flex ticket” system is being offered this year so each ticket can be used at any Lake City Community Concert. Single concert tickets are $20/adult and $5/student K-12. See, or call (386) 466-2013, or visit the Lake City Chamber of Commerce for details. Jan. 17Masonic BanquetGold Standard Lodge #167 will be hosting their annual Masonic Banquet on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Westside Community Center. For tickets and more information, contact Chris at 386-623-3611 or Mike at 386-867-6675.Jan. 18King BreakfastThe Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program and Youth for Christ Ministry invite the community to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 85th Birthday Observance Breakfast at the Woman’s Club, 257 SE Hernando Street. Brooke Mobley of Davita Kidney Specialists of Northern Florida will be the guest speaker. Tickets may be purchased for $20; tables may also be reserved. Call 386-752-4074 for more.Volunteers neededShands LakeShoreShands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to work a vari-ety of positions around the hospital. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. Volunteers are need-ed to drive the shuttle car and help with jobs in the hospital. If you have some time to donate, come to the gift shop and pick up an application or call (386)292-8000, ext. 21216.Lake City MedicalLake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteer-ism, please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospital’s web-site at or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application.United WayUnited Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volun-teers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center’s Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the coun-ty emergency management offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety long-term recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101.Nature CoastHospice of the Nature Coast has opportunities for volunteers in the Lake City and Live Oak areas. Volunteers provide gen-eral office support and non-medical assistance to patients and their families. Hospice volunteers support hospice patients/families through activities such as: telephone calls, socializa-tion, light meal preparation, spiritual support, shopping or errands, and staffing information booths at sea-sonal festivals. Specialized training will be provided. Contact Volunteer Manager Alvia Lee at 386-755-7714 or email for more infor-mation and reservations. Walk-ins are welcome but space is limited. For more information about hospice services in the Lake City and Live Oak areas, call Hospice of the Nature Coast at 386-755-7714 or visit us on the web at BooksThe Friends of the Library need books for our book sale. Our great-est need is for gently used paperback fiction. Please bring your donations to the main library.Boys Club signupThe Boys Club of Columbia County is now registering for the fall ses-sion, which runs Aug. 19 through Dec. 1 All boys and girls ages 6 to 14 are eligible. The club picks up children from elemen-tary, middle and high schools. The fee is $200 per child, which includes transportation. The club offers indoor and outdoor sports, game room, home-work help, a computer lab and other activities. For more information, call 752-4184.Volunteers neededLake City Medical Center is looking for volunteers. If you have any extra time and a heart for volunteer-ism, please call (386) 758-3385 for more information or visit the hospital’s web-site at or you can stop by the front desk and pick up a paper application.Fish 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. Housing assistanceThe Greater Lake City Community Development Corp. Inc. provides services to area resident wanting to become homeowners. CDC offers financial literacy training, credit review, preand post-ownership coun-seling and homeownership education by professional instructors and credit coun-selors. The agency office is at 363 NW Bascon Drive. For more information call (386) 752-9785, email or visit its website at WishesThe Five Wishes Workshop is available to community groups, civic clubs, and churches in Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee counties. Larry Geiger, public relations manag-er for the Hospice of the Nature Coast, will facilitate the workshop at no cost. Five Wishes is a easy to complete legal living will document that spells out the medical, personal, emo-tional and spiritual needs. To schedule a workshop, contact Geiger at 755-7714 or (866) 642-0962.Bible studySouls’ Harbor Church of God in Christ, 901 NE Lake Drive, will have Bible study each Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. For more informa-tion, call (386) 752-7811.Hospital volunteersShands LakeShore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to work a vari-ety of positions around the hospital. Volunteers are asked to work a four-hour shift once per week, but are welcome to work more often. Volunteers are need-ed to drive the shuttle car and help with jobs in the hospital. If you have some time to donate, come to the gift shop and pick up an application or call (386)292-8000, ext. 21216.Volunteers neededUnited Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volun-teers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center’s Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the coun-ty emergency management offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Vallety long-term recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101.Volunteer opportunityHospice of the Nature Coast is searching for individuals who are inter-ested in volunteering in the, Columbia, Suwannee Hamilton and Lafayette areas. Volunteers are needed to provide gen-eral office support and non-medical assistance to patients and their fami-lies. Hospice volunteers can provide services such as: telephone calls, socialization, light meal preparation, shopping or errands and staffing information booths at sea-sonal festivals. Specialized training will be provid-ed. To volunteer contact Volunteer Manager Drake Varvorines at 386-755-7714 or email: testingColumbia County Master Gardeners will do free soil pH testing each Wednesday at the Columbia County Extension Office’s new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170. Drop off soil samples at the office any week day during business hours. For more information, call 752-5384.Plant clinicUniversity of Florida Master Gardeners are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County Extension Office’s new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170, and ever 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 diagno-sis or solutions. For more information, call 752-5384. 12-step groupA 12-step addiction recovery group meets every Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Community Revival Center, 244 NE Patterson Ave. in Lake City. For infor-mation call 867-6288. Ballroom classesBallroom Dancing classes are offered at Richardson Community Center every Monday night starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per class, come try your first class free. For more information call 386-365-3909.Zumba classesZumba Classes being offered at the Richardson Community Center every Tuesday and Thursday night from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Classes are $5 each or sign up at the beginning of the month for just $20 a month. Classes taught by a certi-fied Zumba instructor, for more information call 386-466-7747. Page Editor: Robert Bridges, 754-0428 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 5A5A =da^YVn=djgh [dgLVhiZE^X`je )&,+H#JH=ln))& ,*'"&',* Closed Christmas Day & New Years DayBdcYVnIjZhYVn######CdgbVaHX]ZYjaZLZYcZhYVn#################E^X`jeI]jghYVnI]jghYVn#########################E^X`je;g^YVn;g^YVn#########################E^X`jeHVijgYVn Minnie Lee Givens Mother Minnie Lee Givens, of Margaretta, Florida, answered the call of the Lord on December 19, 2013 and entered into eternal rest. She was born March 4, 1938 to Oscar and Dora Ruise. Both precede her in death. She attended Richardson High School in Lake City, Florida. She was a faithful member of New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Pastor Japan H. Ruise, Sr. Left to cherish loving memo-ries: husband, Johnnie Lee Givens, Sr.; children, Lavern Dixon, Lou Ann Belford (Steve), Loretta Givens, Johnnie Givens, Jr. (Susie), Atawa Gaskins, Sandra Collins (Alfred), Michelle Givens and Keith Givens (Bonita); (16) grandchildren; (30) great grand-children; siblings, Frankie Mae Ragland (Ralph); Pastor Japan Ruise (Edith); sisters-in-law, Precious Williams (James), Roberta Clayton (Willie), Karen Johnson, Wendy Hope (Dan); a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mother Minnie L. Givens will be 11:00 Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Emmanuel Church of God In Christ, Macclenny, FL. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2013 at New Jerusalem C.O.G.I.C., Margaretta, FL. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME 292 NE Washington Street, Lake City, FL (386) 752-4366 “The Caring Professionals” Obituaries are paid advertise-ments. 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6A LAKE CITY REPORTER IN PICTURES THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-04246A Photos by AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City ReporterMembers and guests T was the night before Christmas, and all through the Elks Lodge volunteers were scrambling to craft 50 Christmas dinner boxes for needy families around Columbia County. By Tuesday afternoon, they had already stuffed the boxes with enough food to fill every family in need. Cranberry sauce, turkeys, green beans, stuffing and sweet potatoes all piled high in Lake City’s Elks Lodge #893. Spires IGA Market helped the Elks Lodge’s event by selling the food at a discounted rate, but the Lodge still ended up with a bill totaling more than $3,000. Each basket contains between $100 to $150 worth of groceries, and gets delivered as far as Fort White. Though no one can pinpoint the exact date the Elks Lodge started its Christmas Toy Giveaway, many current members estimate the charitable organization has been making spirits bright since the Great Depression. In addition to packing boxes, the Elks Lodge filled a room full of children’s toys for a Tuesday evening event. As many as 400 children were expected to be on hand to meet Santa and then select a Christmas present from the room. James Faulkner Exalted Ruler Fred Lammers Chris Lydick From left: Mike Lydick, Bryce Dicks, Nikki Carroll Jim Springs By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.comMaking spirits bright ELKS LODGE #893


By TIM KIRBY FORT WHITE It was a season of accomplish ments for Fort White High football. Finishing 7-1 in the 2013 regular season, the Indians won their first district championship, which quali fied them to host a firstever playoff game at home. Fort White had a fourteam district race in 2013 and the Indians came out on top. It was coach Demetric Jacksons sixth trip to the playoffs in seven seasons. The most satisfying win of the season was 19-13 over district foe Madison County High. The Cowboys had owned Fort White, winning all previous seven matchups. Five of those came when the teams were in the same district and twice relegated Fort White to runner-up status. Madison struck first with a touchdown run, then Fort White took over. Tavaris Williams rushed for 220 yards and scored two touchdowns and Andrew Baker threw a touchdown pass to Melton Sanders. No points were scored in the second half and, to make it sweeter for the Indians, the loss eliminated Madison County from the playoffs for the first time in 18 years. Fort White had already dispatched Fernandina Beach, 52-14, behind five touchdown passes from Baker, so the win set up a district title showdown at the home of long-time rival Taylor County High. The Indians ran all over the Bulldogs, getting 277 yards and four rushing touchdowns from Williams. Arrowhead Stadium would see its first playoff game. Fort White served notice of a potentially great sea son in the kickoff classic. Williams scored on the first play and the Indians beat Dixie County High by two touchdowns in the var sity portion of the game. The Bears would end up making it to the third round of the playoffs. Fort White beat Newberry High at home and Bradford High on the road. The Tornadoes made it to the playoffs. The Indians beat a pair of Class 7A teams in Chiles High and Buchholz High. The lone blight in the regular season came at the hands of Suwannee High. The Class 5A Bulldogs also were playoff bound. Fans did not get their full due in seeing the strong Fort White team. The scheduled homecom ing opponent dropped football before the season and the Hamilton County High game was canceled because of lightning. The expected playoff run ended abruptly when East Gadsden High knocked off Fort White, 19-9. Williams had four games of more than 200 yards, plus a 364-yard game against Chiles running behind an offensive line led by fel low seniors A.J. Kluess and Chris Waites. Williams scored 21 touchdowns. Baker capped off his four-year run as starting quarterback with 723 yards passing and nine touch downs, plus 306 yards rushing with two touch downs. He was pressed into service at safety and led the Indians with four interceptions. Kellen Snider, also a fouryear starter, led the Indians in tackles and had two interceptions at lineback er. On offense he rushed for 287 yards and five touchdowns. Sanders played on both sides of the ball and led with 27 catches for 345 yards and six touchdowns. He had two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown. Sanders also did most of the kicking and had one field goal and 26 extra points. E.J. Garrison was a senior member of the strong line backer corps, and Caleb Bundy was a receiver. Garrison had a rushing TD and Bundy caught a touch down pass. Joe Chatman returned to Fort White for his senior year and helped hold down the defensive front. Devaundre Mathews, Brandon Preston and Jason Brouck were seniors on the Indians first district cham pionship team. Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, December 26, 2013 Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 1BSPORTS Dr. Robert J. Harvey Dr. Rameek McNair 752-2336 Open 6 Days A Week Mon. Sat. Evening Appointments Available 1788 S.W. Barnett WayHwy. 47 South Ask About CareCredit and other nancing available (wac) A Special Welcoming Gift For You We Are Offering: Soft-Touch Initial Exam (ADA-00110) Panoramic X-Ray (ADA-00330) Diagnosis (if needed) COUPON #008 $ 29 00 For Only The policy of our oce is that the patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any service, examination, or treatment if performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, examination or treatment. With This Ad REGULARLY $136.00 A SAVINGS OF $107.00 Closed Christmas and New Years Day We are open through the Holidays! Prices in effect thru 1/31/14 Start the New Year at Breakfast Specials! Were All Service & Smiles!! Gallon Milk $ 3.99 OR CEREAL Box $ 2.99 Orange Juice Half Gallon 2/ $ 5 Visit our website: Championship season Fort White High football won first district title FILE Fort White High quarterback Andrew Baker (12) runs the ball in the win over Bradford High. FILE Fort White Highs football players crash thorugh a banner and storm the field before their homecoming game against Chiles High.


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m. ESPN — Little Caesars Bowl, Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green, at Detroit 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Poinsettia Bowl, Utah St. vs. N. Illinois, at San Diego NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Memphis at Houston 10:30 p.m. TNT — L.A. Clippers at Portland SOCCER 7:40 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Manchester United at Hull City 9:55 a.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Arsenal at West Ham 12:25 p.m. NBCSN — Premier League, Liverpool at Manchester CityFOOTBALLNFL schedule Sunday’s Games Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m.Philadelphia at Dallas, 1 p.m.Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m.Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m.Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m.Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. End regular season College bowl games Hawaii Bowl Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 Today Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At DetroitBowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San DiegoNorthern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md.Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At HoustonMinnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San FranciscoBYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday Pinstripe Bowl At New YorkNotre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C.Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At OrlandoMiami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz.Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, TexasMiddle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San AntonioOregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San DiegoArizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La.Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, TexasVirginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn.Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At AtlantaTexas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday Heart of Dallas Bowl At DallasUNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At JacksonvilleNebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At OrlandoWisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At TampaIowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif.Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz.Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New OrleansAlabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At MiamiOhio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, TexasMissouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala.Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl At Mobile, Ala.Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif.Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)BASKETBALLNBA schedule Today’s Games Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m.Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m.San Antonio at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Detroit at Orlando, 7 p.m.Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m.Milwaukee at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.Washington at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Denver at New Orleans, 8 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9 p.m.Miami at Sacramento, 10 p.m.Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. AP Top 25 schedule Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games No. 3 Ohio State vs. LouisianaMonroe, 7 p.m. No. 19 North Carolina vs. Northern Kentucky, 7 p.m. No. 20 San Diego State vs. Saint Katherine, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 2 Syracuse vs. No. 8 Villanova, 2 p.m. No. 4 Wisconsin vs. Prairie View, 2 p.m. No. 5 Michigan State vs. New Orleans, 4:15 p.m. No. 6 Louisville at No. 18 Kentucky, 4 p.m. No. 9 Duke vs. Eastern Michigan, 2 p.m. No. 15 UConn vs. Eastern Washington at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Conn., 1 p.m. No. 17 Memphis vs. Jackson State, Noon No. 21 Colorado vs. Georgia, 10 p.m.No. 23 UMass vs. Providence, 6 p.m.No. 24 Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara, 8 p.m. No. 25 Missouri at N.C. 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For details, call Todd at 365-5161 or Andy at 867-0678.Lake City online registration open Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball spring online registration is under way at Cost per player is $75 plus the online fee. Coaching information is available from the league. For details, call league president Jessica Langley at 867-1897. FLAG FOOTBALL Registration for Christ Central Christ Central Sports offers flag football for girls and boys ages 5-12. Registration continues through Jan. 10. Cost is $45. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128. RUNNING Registration for Blue Grey 5k The Olustee Blue Grey 5K is 7:30 a.m. Feb. 15. Registration is at Carquest Auto Parts or Step Fitness. All runners that register before Thursday are guaranteed a long sleeve dri fit tech tee race shirt. Online registration is at For details, contact Michelle Richards at YOUTH BASKETBALL Sign-up open for RCC/AMN leagues Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North is offering youth basketball leagues for boys and girls ages 5-7 and 8-10. Each league will have four teams. Cost of $50 and a birth certificate is due at sign-up. Registration at Richardson Community Center is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 10 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11. A coaches meeting is 6 p.m. Jan. 8. For details, call Mario Coppock or Nicole Smith at 754-7095.Q From staff reports


DEAR ABBY: I am a 15year-old girl and a caring person. I’m worried about my mother. She has been an addict for nine years. She always says she wants help, but she never fol-lows through with getting the help she needs. I have asked her many times to go and get help, and have told her how bad her using makes me feel. What do you think I can do to encourage her to fol-low through with treatment? I miss my mother. Any advice would be appreci-ated. -IN NEED OF HELP IN OLYMPIA, WASH. DEAR IN NEED OF HELP: You are not only a caring young woman, you are also mature for your age and intelligent. If your mother has been an addict since you were 6, your entire childhood has been spent taking care of her and raising yourself. I am truly sorry for that. Because nothing you say gets through to her, consid-er moving in with another relative if that’s possible. You should also join a Narateen support group. It’s a 12-step program for teenage friends and family members of addicts. There is one in your city called “Hope for Today.” To find the location, check the Nar-Anon website, ** ** **DEAR ABBY: I am a grandmother, a former teacher and I have my mas-ter’s in child psychology. I was also a school board member. I love children. Please pass this along to parents and anyone else who cares for children: Quit force-feeding them! Again and again I see par-ents beg and coerce their kids to eat. There are too many obese people in the world. Kids will eat when they are hungry. Just don’t give them any junk in between. I know a dad who told me he forced his son to finish his food until the son went and threw up. He said he will never do that again. Remember, children have small stomachs. They don’t need to eat much to feel full. Restaurants serve too much. Let kids eat when they need to. Just give them healthy choices. -DIANE IN MILWAUKEE DEAR DIANE: Unfortunately, babies don’t come with written instructions. Many parents “encourage” their children to eat because they’re afraid if they don’t they’re not doing their job. It’s a reflection of their anxiety. And I agree, restaurant portions are usually larger than customers should consume in one meal, which is why those who are watching their calories are advised to cut the por-tions in half before eating. ** ** **DEAR ABBY: I am a grown woman with a won-derful husband, two jobs and five beautiful children. I am a good person. My parents raised me to be respectful and accepting. My arms are partially tattooed with beautiful flowers. Family members openly express their dis-like of it. They have a right to their thoughts and to say what they please. What can I say back that tells them how rude they are and how they hurt me? -INKED AND IRKED IN POCATELLO, IDAHO DEAR INKED AND IRKED: You should say, “When you gave your opinion about my arms, I heard you the first time. For you to keep repeating it is insulting and hurtful, so please cut it out. I think my tattoos are beautiful and THAT’S what’s impor-tant.” And if your family members persist in mak-ing cruel comments, you have my permission to end the conversation. DILBERT BABY BLUES HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Quiet time, relaxing and enjoying the comfort of your own company or that of someone who makes you feel secure and balanced should be your plan. It’s a difficult time of the year and emotions and anxiety will be hard to con-trol. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Socializing will be a blast from your past when people you haven’t seen for a long time engage in a walk down memory lane. Enjoy the time spent with old friends. You’ll discover that you have more options than you realized. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t feel pressured or obligated to help others. You need to spend some down time taking care of your needs. Reorganize and reconsider your cur-rent position and what’s required of you to bring greater joy and stability to your life. +++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Head to an unusual destination. The journey you take today, whether it is physical, emotional, mental, spiritual or oth-erwise, will lead to an interesting beginning and an opening that will bring greater stability to your life and partnerships. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do something exhilarating or travel about visiting and sharing ideas and plans with friends. Be cautious if the weather or other con-ditions prevail that could lead to injury. Talks can be made via Facetime or Skype just as easily as in person. ++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Pampering, relaxing or just spending time with someone special should highlight your day. You don’t have to spend a lot to have a good time or take chances in order to impress someone special. Good planning is all that’s required. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Adjust to change. Don’t make a fuss or take on too much. Keep life simple by accepting the inevitable. Coasting along will be your best bet. Curl up with a good book or do something that you find relaxing. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Interacting with others will be exciting but also lead to some controversial topics. Offering to help others is fine, but don’t take on responsibilities that don’t belong to you. Offer suggestions, nothing more. Put love as a top pri-ority. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Spend time preparing for the new year. Get your house in order and your plans for the future in place. Make the changes at home and to your position that will allow you to live life your way. ++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Be careful while traveling or discussing any information with author-ity figures or those from different backgrounds. Say less and it will spare you the grief of a sudden change of plans due to a misunderstanding. Act responsibly and compas-sionately. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Take a close look at your financial situation. You may have to make some budget cuts in order to head into the new year without feeling a financial pinch. Collect any out-standing debts or consider ways to consolidate what you owe. +++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A partnership change may take you by surprise. Listen to complaints and make a decision that will lead to a better future. Let go of a situation that isn’t good. Forward thinking will lead to victory. +++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Mom’s promises to kick drug habit are just empty words Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 3B


4BLAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 Classified Department: 755-5440 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCase No.: 12-2012-CA-000096BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUC-CESSOR BYMERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LPF/K/ACOUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LPPlaintiff,v.ANDRES D. DECK; et al.,Defendants,NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Summary Judgment dated October 17, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 2012-CA-000096, of the Circuit Court of the Third Judi-cial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BYMERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LPF/K/ACOUN-TRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERV-ICING, LP, is Plaintiff, and AN-DRES D. DECK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANDRES D. DECK.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC,. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE BANK,; UNKNOWN TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TENANT#2; ALLOTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINSTANAMED DEFEND-ANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TOBE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAYCLAIM AN IN-TERESTAS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-ER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants.P.DEWITTCASON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash on the third floor of the Co-lumbia County Courthouse, located at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL32055 at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of January, 2014 the fol-lowing described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judg-ment, to wit:THE NORTHEAST1/4 OF BLOCK 314, WESTERN DIVISION OF THE CITYOF LAKE CITY, FLOR-IDA, ALSO DESCRIBED AS THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE EAST1/2 OF BLOCK 314, WESTERN DIVI-SION OF THE CITYOF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of re-cord as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus.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, 386719-7428, 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 and the seal of the court on December 10, 2013.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE COURTBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542517December 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 12-2013-CA-000248FIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA, a FEDERALLYCHAR-TERED SAVINGS BANK,Plaintiff,vs.WILLIAM R. CRAIG, et al.,Defendants,NOTICE OF ACTIONTOWJF TRUSTNO.2Last Known Address: 213 SE Scar-lett Way, Lake City, FL32025You are notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the follow-ing property in COLUMBIACounty, Florida, has been instituted against you:LOT36, SUZANNE SUBDIVI-SION, UNIT2, ASUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PAGE 92, PUBLIC RECORDS, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDATOGETHER WITH ACERTAIN 2011 TOWN HOMES LIMITED DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, IDENTIFICATION NUMBER’S FLTHLCT2830G1754A& FLTHLCT2830G1754BProperty Address 213 SE Scarlett Way, Lake City, FL32025 The action was instituted in the Cir-cuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for COLUMBIACounty, Florida; Case No. 12-2013-CA-000248; and is styled FIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA, a FEDERALLYCHARTERED SAV-INGS BANK v. WILLIAM R. CRAIG; DAWN MARIE CRAIG; WJF TRUSTNO. 2; UNKNOWN TENANT1 IN POSSESSION; and LegalUNKNOWN TENANT2 IN POS-SESSION.You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on Courtney M. Johnson, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is One Independent Drive, Suite 1650, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, email: and, on or be-fore 30 days from the first date of publication of this Notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the foregoing Plaintiff’s Attorney or im-mediately after such service; other-wise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition.The Court has authority in this suit to enter a judgment of decree in the Plaintiff’s interest which will be binding upon you.DATED: December 11, 2013P. DeWitt CasonAs Clerk of the CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy Clerk05542515December 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 12-319-CAFIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA, a FEDERALLYCHAR-TERED SAVINGS BANK,Plaintiff,vs.LISAM. CRUZ A/K/ALISAMI-CHELLE CRUZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISAM. CRUZ A/K/ALISAMICHELLE CRUZ; UNKNOWN TENANT1 IN POS-SESSION and UNKNOWN TEN-ANT1 IN POSSESSIONDefendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accord-ance with the Plaintiff’s Final Judg-ment of Foreclosure entered on Oc-tober 10, 2013 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on January 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., on the third floor of the Columbia County Courthouse at 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL32055, the following descri-bed property:COMMENCE ATTHE SOUTH-EASTCORNER OF THE SOUTH-WEST1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST1/4 OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP4 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 00 DEG. 40 MIN. WEST, 613.38 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEG. 22 MIN. WEST, 175.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEG. 40 MIN. WEST, 25.00 FEETTO THE SOUTHEASTCORNER OF SAID LOTWHICH IS THE POINTOF BEGINNING; CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEG. 40 MIN. WEST, 125.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEG. 22 MIN. EAST, 105.00 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNIN. SAID LANDS ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOTNO. 18 IN BLOCK C OF AZALEAPARK SUBDIVISON, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVI-SION IN COULUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.LESS AND EXCEPTROAD RIGHT-OF-WAYS.Property Address: 273 SWFerndale Place, Lake City, Fl 32025ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERSTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANYOTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACTIF YOU ARE APERSON WITH ADISABLITYWHO NEEDS ANYACCOMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-CEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, ATNO COSTTO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS-TANCE. PERSONS WITH ADISA-BILITYWHO NEED ACCOMO-DATION TO PARTICIPATE SHOULD CALLCALLTHE ADACOORDINATOR, P.O. BOX 1569, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA32056, 386-719-7248, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RE-CEIPTOF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL(800) 955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL(800) 955-8770.Dated: December 11, 2013P. DEWITTCASON, CLERKBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05542516December 19, 26, 2013 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE 3RD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 122012CA000484CAAXMXBANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,Plaintiff,vs.LARRYJUDY; MELANIE JUDY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POS-SESSION OF THE SUBJECTPROPERTY; Defendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated November 26, 2013 and entered in Case No. 122012CA000484CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Cir-cuit in and for COLUMBIACounty, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and LARRYJUDY; MELANIE JUDYand UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECTPROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE COLUM-BIACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE AT173 N.E. HERNANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 A.M., on the 29th day of January 2014, the following described prop-erty as set forth in said Final Judg-ment, to wit:LOT9, BLOCK 11, COUNTRYCLUB ESTATES REPLAT, AC-CORDING TO THE PLATTHERE-OF, AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 3, PAGE 32, OF THE PUB-LIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.Aperson claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodations in or-der to participate in a court proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assis-tance. Individuals with a disability who require special accommodations in order to participate in a court pro-ceeding should contact the ADACo-ordinator, 173 NE Hernando Ave-nue, Room 408, Lake City, FL32055, (386) 719-7428, within two (2) business days of receipt of notice to appear. Individuals who are hear-ing impaired should call (800) 955-8771. Individuals who are voice im-paired should call (800) 955-8770.Dated this 27th day of November 2013.P. DEWITTCASONAs Clerk of said CourtBy /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy Clerk05542450December 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 13-000181-CAACAMPUS USACREDITUNIONPlaintiff,vs.REAVES C. COLE, et al.,Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that on the 5th day of February, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Ave-nue, Lake City, Florida, the under-signed Clerk will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash the following real and personal property more par-ticularly described as:Lot 7, Block 2, Forest Hills, Unit 1, a subdivision according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 28, of the Public Records of Columbia County, FloridaTOGETHER WITH: all the im-provements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property.The aforesaid sale will be made pur-suant to the Final Judgment entered in Civil No. 13-000181-CAAnow pending in the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Co-lumbia County, Florida.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodations in or-der to participate in a court proceed-ing, you are entitled, at n o cost to you, the provision of certain assis-tance. Individuals with a disability who require special accommodations in order to participate in a court pro-ceeding should contact the ADACo-ordinator, 173 NE Hernando Ave-nue, Room 408, Lake City, FL32055, (386) 719-7428, at least 7 days before your scheduled court ap-pearance, or immediately upon re-ceiving notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days, if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.DATED this 11th day of December, 2013P. DeWitt Cason, Clerk of CourtColumbia County, FloridaBY: /s/ P.A. PerryAs Deputy Clerk05542522December 19, 26, 2013 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY,FLORIDAPROBATE DIVI-SIONFile No. 13-280-CPDivision PROBATEIN RE: ESTATE OFWAYNE WILLIAM NEUBAUER JR.,Deceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of WAYNE WILLIAM NEUBAUER JR., deceased, whose date of death was October 19, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for COLUMBIACounty, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernan-do Ave., Lake City, FL. 32025. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal rep-resentative's attorney are set forth be-low.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is December 19, 2013.Personal Representative:JANICE RUTH NEUBAUER381 SWDallas TerraceFt. White, Florida 32038Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:LLOYD E. PETERSON, JR.Florida Bar Number: 0798797905 SWBaya Dr.,Lake City, FL. 32025Telephone: (386) 961-9959Fax: (386) 961-9956E-Mail: lloydpeterson@hotmail.com05542596December 19, 26, 2013 N THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 2013-CA-000423CAMPUS USACREDITUNION,Plaintiff,vs.DON J. TOWNSEND, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DON J. TOWNSEND, FLORIDACREDITUNION, UN-KNOWN TENANTIN POSSES-SION and SECOND UNKNOWN TENANTIN POSSESSION,Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that on the 19 day of February, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Ave-nue, Lake City, Florida, the under-signed Clerk will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash the following real and personal property more par-ticularly described as:Lot 15, Block “C” AZALEAPARK SUBDIVISION, unrecorded: Com-mence at the Southeast Corner of the SW1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 19, Township 4 South, Range 17 East, and run N 00 deg. 40’00” W, 613.38 feet; thence N 89 deg. 22’00” W, 485.00 feet; thence N 00 deg. 40’00” W,25.00 feet to the Southeast Cor-ner of said Lot, for a Point of Begin-ning; thence N 89 deg. 22’00” W, 100.00 feet; thence N 00 deg. 40’00” W.125.00 feet; thence S 89 deg. 22’00” E, 100.00 feet; thence S 00 deg. 40'00” E, 125.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, Columbia Coun-ty, Florida.TOGETHER WITH: all the im-provements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property.The aforesaid sale will be made pur-suant to the Final Judgment entered in Civil No. 2013-CA-000423 now pending in the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Co-lumbia County, Florida.An person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.DATED this 17th day of December, 2013.P, DeWitt Cason, Clerk of CourtColumbia County, FloridaBY: /s/ P.A. PerryAs Deputy Clerk05542601December 26, 2013January 2, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACase No.: 13-642-CADivision: Circuit CivilDAVID LEE SOMHORSTPlaintiff,vs.JERRYM. SMITH; ANYAND ALLUNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-DER, AND AGAINSTTHE HERE-IN NAMED INDIVIDUALDE-FENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-KNOWN PARTIES MAYCLAIM AN INTERESTAS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; and JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-SESSION,Defendant(s).NOTICE OF ACTIONTO: JERRYM. SMITH, Defendant, and to all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against De-fendant, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or in-terest in the property herein descri-bed.YOU ARE NOTIFIED that you have been designated as defendant in a le-gal proceeding filed against you for foreclosure on a mortgage/note. The action involves real property in CO-LUMBIACounty, Florida, more full described as follows:THE WEST50.65 FEETOF THE NORTH 31.29 FEETOF THE SOUTH 159.26 FEETOF THE WEST1/2 OF BLOCK 3, CEN-TRALDIVISION, OF THE CITYOF LAKE CITY.TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVID-ED ONE-HALF INTERESTIN AND TO THE SOUTH WALLAND FOUNDATION OF THE BUILDING PRESENTLYLOCAT-ED ON THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTYAND THE RIGHTTO USE SAID SOUTH WALLAS APARTYWALLIN CONNECTION WITH THE PREMISES ADJOIN-ING THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTYON THE SOUTH.Property Appraiser’s Property Num-ber: 00-00-00-12632-003Physical Address: 317 N Marion Ave., Lake City, Florida.The action was instituted in the Third Judicial Circuit Court, COLUMBIACounty, Florida, and is styled DA-VID LEE SOMHORSTvs. JERRYM. SMITH, et. al.You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on LLOYD E. PETERSON, JR., Plaintiff’s attorney, whose ad-dress is 905 SWBaya Drive, Lake City, Florida 32025, on or before January 10, 2014, and file the origi-nal with the clerk of this court either before service on LLOYD E. PE-TERSON, JR. or immediately after service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief de-manded in the complaint or petition.The Court has authority in this suit to enter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiff’s interest which will be binding upon you.DATED: December 16, 2013.P. DEWITTCASONClerk of the Third Judicial Circuit CourtCOLUMBIACounty, FloridaBy /s/ S. SandsDeputy Clerk05542529December 19, 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITOF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUM-BIACOUNTY.CIVILACTION NO. 13-803-DRIN RE: The Marriage ofHAROLD EARLJOHNSON,Husband/Respondent,andVICKIE DARNELL,Wife/Petitioner.NOTICE OF ACTIONTO HAROLD EARLJOHNSONLast know address: 7777 98th PlaceLive Oak, Florida 32060YOU ARE HEREBYNOTIFIED that a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and Other Relief has been filed against you in the above styled cause, and you are required to serve a copy of your answer or pleading to the Petition upon the Wife’s Attor-neys, ROBERTA. SANDOW, Post Office Box 2818, Lake City, Florida 32056, and to file the original thereof in the office of the Clerk of the above styled Court whose name and address is P. DEWITTCASON, Clerk of Circuit Court, Post Office Box 2069, Lake City, Florida 32056 on or before January 16, 2014 if you care to contest the same; otherwise, the allegations set forth in the Peti-tion will be taken as confessed by you, and a Default may be entered against you.DONE AND ORDERED in Lake City, Florida, this 10th day of De-cember, 2013P. DEWITTCASONBy: /s/ Sol. S. RodriguezDeputy Clerk05542498December 12, 19, 26, 2013January 2, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITOF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTYCIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 13000043CAAXMXJPMORGAN CHASE BANK,NATIONALASSOCIATION,Plaintiff,vs.SUZANNAJAMES A/K/ASU-ZANNE JAMES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SUZANNAJAMES A/K/ASUZANNE JAMES; IF LIV-ING, INCLUDING ANYUN-KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALLOTH-ER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTTHE NAMED DE-FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TEN-ANT#1 NKABRANDYCOL-WELL; UNKNOWN TENANT#2; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR IN INTERESTBYPURCHASE FROM THE FDIC AS RECEIVER OF WASHING-TOMNMUTUALBANK, FA, AS SUCCESSOR BYMERGER TO GREATWESTERN BANK, AFSB, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTERESTTOAMERIIFIRSTSAVINGS BANK A/K/AAMERIFIRSTBANK C/O PAM CHIN QUEE;Defendant(s)NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Columbia County, Florida, described as:Lot 12, WOODGATE VILLAGE, UNIT2, according to the plat there-of, as recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 84 and 84A, of the Public Records of Columbia County, include a;1989 SUNPVIN FLFLK32A10383ST00462912711989 SUNPVIN FLFLK32B10383ST0046325983A/K/ART21 BOX 350, Lake City, FL32024at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, West door of the Columbia County Courthouse, 145 N. Hernando Street, Lake City, Fl 32056 at 11:00 AM, on April 9, 2014.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who requires accommo-dations in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of cer-tain assistance. Individuals with a disability who require special accom-modations in order to participate in a court proceeding should contact the ADACoordinator, 173 NE Hernan-do Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, FL32055 (386) 719-7428, within two (2) business days of receipt of notice to appear.Individuals who are hearing impaired should call (800) 955-8771.Individuals who are voice impaired should call (800) 955-8770.Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 11th day of December, 2013.P. DeWitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBy /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05542572December 26, 2013January 2, 2014 NOTICE OF EXCHANGE PRO-POSALNotice is hereby given that the Forest Service (FS), United States Depart-ment of Agriculture, is considering an exchange of interests in land (sur-face use easements) with Columbia County and Plum Creek Timberlands (the Non-Federal Parties) under the authority of the National Trails Sys-tem Act of October 2, 1968 (16 USC 1241) and the Federal Land Ex-change Facilitation Act of August 20, 1988 (43 USC. 1716). Publica-tion of this notice is required by land exchange regulations (36 CFR 254.8) and will contribute to the pub-lic scoping effort to identify any is-sues associated with this project (40 CFR 1501.7).The interest in land under the juris-diction of the FS that is being con-sidered for exchange can be descri-bed as: Arailroad easement being 50 feet either side of the centerline of the proposed rail line located in T. 3S., R. 18E, Section 31, Tallahassee Meridian, Columbia County, Florida. The interest in land under the juris-diction of the Non-Federal Parties’that is being considered for exchange can be described as: An easement for the Florida National Scenic Trail be-ing a 10 foot wide strip of land lying 5 feet on each side within portions of Section 36, Township 3 South, Range 18 East and Section 1, Town-ship 4 South, Range 18 East, Colum-bia County Florida and portions of Sections 6, 7, and 18, Township 4 South, Range 19 East, Baker County, Florida, and portions of Sections 19, 29, 30, and 32, Township 4 South, Range 19 East and a portion of SecLAKE CITY REPORTER This Reporter Works For You! 755-5440Classifieds 755-5445 Circulation REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On


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Comments may be sent to Susan Jeheber-Matthews, Forest Su-pervisor, by mail (National Forests of Florida, 325 John Knox Road, Suite F-100, Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4160) or by email ( within 45 days after the initial date of publi-cation of this notice. Comments will be placed in the public record for this project and individuals who submit comments will receive future project updates unless otherwise requested. 05542489December 19, 26, 2013January 2, 9, 2014 100Job Opportunities05542624Admissions & Marketing Asst. RN Supervisors Day & Night Shift 180 bed skilled and rehab facility is looking for dynamic, positive and experienced candidates with related work experiences. One to two years experience in a long term and rehab SNF, familiar with regulatory, payor source requirements, demonstrate effective customer focused communications, high morale, leadership qualities and self directed. Contact: Suwannee Health Care Center – Staff Development Office 1620 Helvenston Street, Live Oak, FL32064, Tel 386-362-7860 Camping World Lake City. Apply in person. NO PHONE CALLS.. Open Position: Sales Person High School education or equivalent. 2+ years experience in Sales RVSales experience preferred. Available to start immediately. Camping World Lake City. Apply in person. NO PHONE CALLS. Open Position: Title Clerk High School education or equivalent. 2+ years experience as a title clerk. RV Sales experience preferred. Available to start immediately. Case ManagerPosition PT/CM needed for grant funded programs serving senior adults in Columbia County. Applicant must have 4 yr. degree in aging/health related area. Self directed; computer literate. Starts at $12/hr. Send resume attention: Executive Director, P.O. Box 1772, Lake City, FL32056. EOE Tax Preparer Liberty Tax Service is looking for tax preparers with strong customer service skills to deliver many happy returns. Tax preparation isn’t just about bean counting! Are you a “people person” with quick learning skills and committed to accuracy and detail? Apply to Liberty Tax Service! E-mail to or call 386-754-0311. 120Medical EmploymentD irector of Nursing Avalon Healthcare is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Nursing. RN and Management Experience in LTC required. Competitive Salary and Excellent benefit package. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation. 1270 S.W. Main Blvd, Lake City, Florida 32055 386-752-7900 EOE The Orthopaedic Institute is seeking an experienced, full-timeX-ray Tech forits Lake City location. 240Schools & Education05542377INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499next class1/13/2014• Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class1/13/2014• LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies 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. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous BLUE SITTING room chair $40 OBO 386-292-3927 ELECTRIC GOLF CARTwell maintained, clean, kept in garage, will be very satisfied. 2 seater w/ topper. $1500 call 386-288-6877 MAYTAG GAS range, white, works great. $200 OBO Christmas Special 386-292-3927 Nice SleeperCouch First $60 gets it 386-292-3927 RARE FIND male Chihuahua mix fawn w/black nose, real sweetie about 8 pounds. $185 OBO 386-292-3927 WHITE ELECTRIC Stove Clean, Works great $150 386-292-3927 White Kenmore Refrigerator Nice and Clean $175 OBO 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $500/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or 3bd/2ba Clean & quiet. Branford Area $550 + Sec. Country Setting. 386-590-0642 or MH for rent $350/mo & up. $200 s.d. moves you in. Small pets w/ non-refundable dep. Cool Breeze Mobile Home Park. 386-755-5488 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent1BD/1BA$500 month $200 Security Deposit, Utilities included, 413 Madison St, Call Chris 386-365-2515 2BR/1BAAPT. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 2BR/1BADUPLEX $650mth Plus Deposit Call 755-6867 ALANDLORD You Can Love! 2 br Apts $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 GREATAREA West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $625-$750 plus SEC. 386-438-4600 Large & clean 1br/1ba apt. CH/Alg walk in closet. Close to town. $395. mo and $350. dep. (904)563-6208 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent4BA/2BAWORKSHOP Fenced back yard $950/mo $950 sec. dep. 365-5489 740Furnished Homes forRentHOUSE FOR rent on 10 acres w/ barn & fishpond in country 10 min from town. 1st+last required $750/mo. 386-623-5410 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale 1/4 ACRE, new well, septic and power, paved rd, owner fin, no down pym’t, $24,900, ($256 month) 352-215-1018 Nice 6.65 acre tract of vacant land. Well, septic & power pole. Ready for your site built or MH. $44,000 MLS85624 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. 810Home forSale 2br/2ba mfg home on paved road w/1,216 SqFt, new roof in 2003, fp plus self-contained 35’camper for guests. $69,900 MLS85206 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 810Home forSale 3br/2ba In Colubmia County. Large master suite w/glamour bath & split floor plan. on 1/2 acre $174,900 MLS83469 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 3br/2ba on 1 acre! On a beautifully landscaped yard. Lg Master complete w/garden tub. Lg open kit w/lots of cabinets. $137,500 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 Fixer-Upper1940’s House, (1750 Sq Ft) on 5 acres in Ft White. $59,900, owner financing w/$15,000 down payment. I will consider less for cash. Property is 164 Genesis CT, near FTWhite Park. Call Charlie 386-984-7226. Home on over 2 acres! 3br/3ba, 2 FP, unique master suite. 12x14 concrete shet, rv hookup. Jackie Taylor& Associates MLS86793 Sabrina Suggs (386) 854-0686 LG 4br/2ba DWMH on 4.95 acres. FP, lg rooms w/walk-in-closets, master bath w/garden tub, open kit w/lots of cabinet space. $94,995 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 Located in Live Oak 3br/2ba DWMH on 1 acre. New carpet, lg rooms, open kit w/island, spacious master w/garden tub. $64,995 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 STARTOUTor retire in this immaculate, fully furnished home for only $51,000 Nate Sweat (386)628-1552 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#82545 SPACIOUS 4BR/2BAbrick home on 3.28 acres, pool, detached garage and pole barn! $169,000 Janet Creel (386) 719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#83668 LOCATION! Great 3BR home overlooking Lake Isabella, new windows, doors & carpet $69,900 Debbie King (386)365-3886 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#84387 GORGEOUS and immactulate 3BR/2BAhome on 5 acres, must see! $124,990 Anite Toneti (386)697-3780 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85544 Spacious 4br,split floor plan w/sep living rm & fam rm. Fenced backyard for privacy & above ground pool MLS81472 $237,000 Missy Zucher 623-0237 Remax Rustic cypress log cabin 2br/1ba w/solar panels. Wood stove & gas range. 18 acres fenced. MLS81761 $94,999 Remax Professionals Jo Lytte 365-2821 Cypress Landing! 3br/2ba w/split floor plan, large kitchen, great room & dining area overlooking lanai $119,000 MLS81996 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Nice mini farm on 2 ac. fenced & cross fencd w/water for livestock. 2br/2ba, all appliances new. $45,000 Results Realty Brittany Stoeckert 397-3473 MLS82569 Riverfront: 114ft, 2/2, 1.156sq ft, completely furnished, shop/ storage, deck at river. $150,000 MLS83114 Glenda McCall 208-5244 Poole Realty Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Brick home. Formal LR, Lg fam room w/brick FP. 2 storage bldgs. Screened porch. $135,000 MLS 83143 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 3BR/2BARanch. Can be purchased w/adjoining lot! $136,000. Adjoining lot is $10,000 Sabrina Suggs (386) 854-0686 Jackie Taylor& Associates MLS83172 Features volume ceilings, master suite w/private den/study, gorgeous pool and game room, lg center island MLS83450 $499,000 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax Great location! Off Paved road in desirable community. 3br/3ba, sep fam rm, Florida rm, wookshop & detached garage. MLS83598 Missy Zucker 623-0237 Remax Country living close to town: beautiful well maintained home & manicured grounds. 3/2 $159,000 MLS83604 Sherrel McCall 688-7563 Poole Realty Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Near Santa Fe River.Well maintained manufactured home on 1.8 acres. $64,900 MLS84076 Sherry Ratliff 365-8414 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Super package. Modular home on 1 acre lot. 3br/2ba. Front porch & back deck. $69,900 MLS84092 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Beautiful home, pool, tile, carpet & hickory flooring, FPwith gas insert, granite in baths. $225,000 FPw/gas insert MLS84384 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Centry 21-Darby Rogers Custom built. Open floor plan w/oversized custom island kit. Master suite has lg sitting area. $199,900 MLS 84561 HeatherCraig 466-9223 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Well kept 3br/2br. Vaulted ceiling great rm leads to FLrm. $124,900 MLS 84613 Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 810Home forSale Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Home on 5 acres. 4br/2ba split floor plan. Lg back porch leads right to pool. $229,900 MLS84651 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Century 21-Darby Rogers Price Reduced! Recently remodeled trilevel home, lg open kitchen w/lots of cabinets. $199,000 MLS84683 HeatherCraig 466-9223 3/2.5 brick home. FP, vaulted ceilings & beautifully landscaped yard w/3 outbuildings. 24x34 metal bldg. $219,000 MLS84695 Irvin Dees 208-4276 Poole Realty Retirement living 55+ 2br/2ba, open kit w/bar & dining room, lg br, office /craft w/lots of windows $80,000 MLS84702 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 3br/2ba in Union County on 1.3+/acres! Upgrades incl gorgeous cabinetry, granite countetops, 10’ceilings. $235,000 MLS84716 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 7+/acres! 4br/2.5ba, in Union County. Built in 2001. Very spacious w/many upgrades. Amust see! $289,900 MLS84803 Swift Creek Realty 800-833-0499 2br/1ba on almost a half acre. Quiet & well maintained neighborhood. Gorgeous view. MLS84808 $199,900 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax Quality home. 2.87 acres can be divided for 2nd dewelling. Small cabin on property w/wood burning stove. $137,500 MLS84864 David Mincey 590-0157 Poole Realty Lg Manufactured 4br/2ba, 2040sq ft, covered fr porch, screen back porch, island in kit, laundry off kit. $110,000 MLS84966 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 397-3313 321 NWSunset Hill Ct offers astonishing panoramic view! 3,629 SqFt brick home on 2 acres w/inground pool $289,500 MLS84978 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Very private 4br/2ba country brick on 5 horse ready acres. Fenced & cross fenced. Lg barn/workshop MLS85044 $213,900 Remax Professionals Jo Lytte 365-2521 2br/2ba home, w/upgraded kit cabinets, enclosed sunroom. Master br has 2 closets & shower. 2nd bd has full bath. MLS85066 $70,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Solid Brick 3br/2ba, great room, fam room. Open back patio overlooks private back yard, 1 acre. MLS85098 $185,000 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Concrete block home in town. LR, fam rm w/wood burning FP. Master br has 1.5 ba $108,900 MLS 85161 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Well maintained custom built, many unique features. Split floor plan, plus more! $349,999 Centry 21 Darby Rogers MLS85308 HeatherCraig 466-9223 2br/1ba in town. Built in 1996 & includes some appliances. Large carport. Ready to be moved into! $89,000 MLS85365 Poole Realty Vern Roberts 688-1940 Tri-River Farms! 3br/2ba beautifully maintained mfg home with workshop all on 2.31 acres in Branford area $79,900 MLS85370 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Country Home only minutes from town! 3br/2ba on sq 1-acre lot w/1,709SqFt.Quiet & cozy neighborhood. $128,900 MLS85473 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5100 3B Wood look vinyl in kitchen & dining room. 1 acre fenced. Piece of country just minutes to I-75 $499,000 MLS85528 Jo Lytte 365-2821 Remax Professionals Handyman Special! This beautiful 16 acres is priced to sell! Home needs a little TLC; ONLY $89,900 MLS85598 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Brick 3br/1ba, corner lot, near shopping, parks, schools, screen porch, wooded deck, fenced back yard. $94,000 Denise MilliganBose Realty 397-3313 MLS85637 Beautiful Pool home on 3/4 acre. Lg 4br/2ba almost 2000sf & sits in spectacular & manicured subdivision. $209,000 MLS85657 Remax Missy Zucher 623-0237 Beautiful 3.5 acres surround large Ranch style 3br/3ba in High Point Subdivision. $159,900 MLS85669 Missy Zecher 623-0237 Remax 820Farms & Acreage10 ACRES with w/ss/pp. Owner financed, low down payment Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www 830Commercial PropertyHOME/OFFICE Building in town with 1,564 sq. ft., very nice! Only $95,000 (386) 719-0382 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85234 Beauty Parlor, great office location! With purchase of adjoining lot $165,000 Sabrina Suggs (386)854-0686 MLS85381 Jackie Taylor& Associates 860Investment PropertyLOADED Hunting camp on 89 acres with everything (call for list) you need! $299,000 Rob Edwards (386)965-0763 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85131 Buy your own private fresh water spring on the Sante Fe River. 4,500ft of water frontage & 561 acres. MLS83354 William Golightly 590-6681 Poole Realty 180 East Duval St. Lake City, FLorida 32055Contact us at the paper.Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m.5:00 p.m.CLASSIFIED ADS 386-755-5440 SUBSCRIPTION 386-755-5445 ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS 386-752-1293 ELECTRONIC ADS SEND THIS REPORTER WORKS FOR YOU! Lake City Reporter


The team of Cory DePratter, Brandon Goss, Jerry West and Brian Shead put the hammer down early and rode to a decisive win in the MGA Shamble Trio tournament. Their total of 194 put them five shots clear of the second-place group of Bruce Ford, Bruce Gibson, Bud Johnson and Mike Boris. Individual winners were Jonathan Allen for low gross score of 72 and Dennis Hendershot for low net score of 62. Cory DePratter (+6) needed all four of his birdies to dodge a strong challenge from Dennis Crawford (+5) in the A flight of Wednesdays blitz. Jonathan Allen (+2) fin ished in third and added a small pot hole win to his days take. Mickey Wilcox had a little more breathing room in B flight, posting a +10 to ease by Jerry Wests +8. Ed Snow, Eddy Brown and Corey Bannister tied for third place with +6. Crawford, Wilcox and Bannister shared the skins pot. A maxed-out pot hole remains in play. Hank Rone (+7) got the better of a big field in Sundays blitz. Mike Carr and Charlie Timmons tied for second with +5, one point better than Scott Kishton, Chris Lewis, Tom Wade and Mickey Wilcox. Closest to the pin win ners were Slay on No. 5, Terry Hunter on No. 7 and Dave Mehl on Nos. 15 and 17. Rone, Timmons and Mehl split the skins pot with Dave Berish and Jason Self. Dottie Rogers used her flat stick 30 times to take a one stroke victory over Natalie Bryant in the LGA low putts contest. Gloria Rowley finished third with 33 putts. The winners left nothing on the table, splitting the chip-in pot with one apiece. The team of Bobby Simmons, Nick Whitehurst, Dave Cannon and Paul Davis led off Good Old Boys play with an 8-6 win over the team of Ed Snow, Howard Whitaker, Stan Woolbert and Bill Rogers. Match 2 found the four some of Rhea Hart, Bob Wheary, Jim McGriff and Dan Stephens finish ing three points up on the group of Mark Risk, Tommy Hosford, Larry Ward and Bill Wheeler. Competition tailed off in Match 3 when Joe Persons, Don Christensen, Jim Stevens and Emerson Darst pounded out a 7-3 win over the team of Barney Hart, Jim Bell, Merle Hibbard and Carl Wilson. Simmons (38-38-76) vaulted into the medalist seat on the strength of an eagle on the difficult tenth hole. Risk (38-39-77) and Snow (40-38-78) were his closest pursuers. Hart and Da Man Stephens finished in the top tier with 79. Woolbert and Persons tied for the best front nine score with 39. Christensen took the back side with 39. The Chamber of Commerce tournament is Jan. 24. This past year has flown by. With so many changes that took place we are ready to see what the new year has in store for us. The course is in the best shape ever. All of the sup port we have had is truly appreciated. The weekly Friday Dogfight and Wednesday Blitz are starting to get busier. Anyone can sign up and play, so come on out and join us. Price is $16 plus your normal cart fee. This weeks winners in the Wednesday Blitz were: first-Keith Denmark +6; second-Wally Christie +5; third (tie)-Bill Ryan and Pete Sapienza +4. Skin winners were Luther Huffman, Tim Tortorice, Ralph Minster, Chet Carter, Denmark and Ryan with two. Closest to the pin win ners were Huffman on No. 3, Gerald Smithy on No. 5, Denmark on No. 11 and Chris Sanders on Nos. 15 and 17. Chet Carter won the Friday Dogfight with a +6. Al Cohoon was sec ond with +5. In a fourway tie at +4 were Bob Sonntag, Soon-Boong Lee, Tim Tortorice and Frank Soucinek. Skin winners were Randy Heavrin, Luke Soucinek, Frank Soucinek, Ronnie Ash and Sonntag. Closest to the pin win ners were Don Horn on No. 3, Heavrin on No. 5, Bob McGraw on No. 11, Ash on No. 15 and Carter on No. 17. Sunday Scramble win ners were teammates Luke Soucinek, Al Greene and Todd Morre with a -4. The pot rolled over again and is getting big. Mondays Top-of-the-Hill winners were Bob Sonntag and Don Horn, who tied at +2. Al Cohoon took third with a +1. Quail Heights wishes everyone a safe and happy new year. If you would like to take up golf as a new years resolution, or just because, call our pro Todd Carter at 867-3837 to schedule private lessons. If you have a question or need to schedule an event, call the pro shop at 752-3339. 6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2013 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 6BSports Jump Lake City Reporter New Patient Exam and Necessary X-rays DO150, DO330 First-time patient Reg. $136 $ 29 SAVINGS OF $107 Expires December 31, 2013 ASPEN DENTAL GROUP Located at SHANDS Lake City, Live Oak & Starke Womens Center of Florida ALL MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED INCLUDING MEDICAID & MEDICARE FREE Pregnancy Ultrasound WITH THIS AD* *Insurance billing may occur if necessary. Some Restrictions apply. 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Tommy Randolph, MD Family Practice Athena Randolph, MD Pediatrics QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Nicki Newmans COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed Goff GOLF REPORTS Year of change, support West foursome makes shambles out of field JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Holiday tourneys Fort White High and Columbia High are playing in holiday basketball tournaments this week. Fort White (9-0) plays Foundation Academy at 4 p.m. today in the 2013 Hitchcocks Basketball Challenge hosted by Santa Fe High. The 16-team tournament continues through Monday with the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Columbia (4-4) plays Seminole High at 4:30 p.m. today in the Jarvis Williams Tournament hosted by Palatka High. The tournament continues through Saturday with the championship game at 7:30 p.m. At right, Fort Whites Christian Helsel (24) is guarded by Santa Fes Darius Jackson as he looks to take a shot in the Indians 72-60 home win on Friday. Stricker did fine with cutback schedule Associated Press Steve Strickers plan was to defend his title at Kapalua and walk away from the PGA Tour for the rest of the year. Over the holidays leading into 2013, he reached a compromise and cut his schedule rough ly in half. His sponsors sup ported him. Stricker didnt have great expectations starting his year of semi-retirement. If I could just make enough money to pay year ly expenses, Im fine with that, he said. If we dont have to touch anything Ive put away ... I dont need to do what Im doing just to make money. Id rather be staying at home, doing things at home with the foundation and my kids. Stricker was runnerup that week at Kapalua and made $665,000. He didnt play for six weeks, and then earned $275,000 in the Accenture Match Play Championship. Two weeks later, he brought in $880,000 at Doral. He finished the year with just over $4.4 million, the third-highest total of his career.