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Lake City Reporter SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYRE PO RTER.COM Wheeler named Academic Top Scholar. SUNDAY EDITION 1D 1A INSIDE Floridas First Lady joins locals for lunch, 2A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 139, No. 249 65 34 Sunny, 6A TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Business . . . . . . . 1C Life . . . . . . . . 1D Advice & Comics . . 5D TODAY IN SPORTS LCMS soccer dominates, 4B. Chamber Ball set for Jan. 25. 1C Mixup may leave Babe Ruth with bills to pay By STEVEN RICHMOND firstname.lastname@example.org The Tourist Development Council and the local Babe Ruth youth baseball league found themselves in the rough when it was learned two golf carts were bought outside of county purchasing policies. During a routine TDC meeting midday Wednesday, Babe Ruth (Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball) Treasurer Jack Muenchen requested com pensation for two golf carts, $10,000 combined, purchased for the TDC to use during tournaments at the Southside Recreation Complex. But something wasnt quite right, according to board mem ber Nick Patel. How did they purchase [the carts] without this boards approval? he asked. At a meeting of the Sports Advisory Council last November, Landscape and Parks Director Clint Pittman, Muenchen and the council discussed the need for golf carts during tourna ments at Southside. Local outdoor sporting goods store McDuffie Marine had let Southside staff borrow golf carts for occasional tourna ments in return for sponsorship banners at Southside. But as Southsides events increased in frequency over the years, staff realized it was time to purchase their own carts. Before the purchase could be made, the TDC, a public entity funded by taxpayer revenue, was required to get at least three bids in order to determine the lowest price that needed to be paid, according to county fiscal policy. However, to TDC Executive Director Harvey Campbells surprise, the carts had already been purchased without the bids or approval from the TDC board. I think I told [Pittman and Muenchen] that I was Misunderstanding leads to $10,000 golf cart purchase. DREAM MORE By AMANDA WILLIAMSON | email@example.com Like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Brooke Mobley grew up with a dream clasped close to her heart. It wasnt one of equality, peace or brotherhood though her dream could bring peace, foster brotherhood and blossom in equality. Instead, she wanted to be a physician. Many hardships and many blessings later, after accomplishing that goal, she wanted to dream more. As Dr. Mobley spoke to more than 100 medical profession als, public officials and community members at a Saturday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 85th Birthday Observance, she encour aged them to do the same. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Fort White Middle Schools Zoey Love takes a look at her project Does Temp. Tell All? after being named one of the first place winners in the junior category on Friday. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON firstname.lastname@example.org cience fair projects from across Columbia County have been studied, the best ones selected and the awards hand ed out but already Linash Thomas will begin contemplat ing her topic for next year. Analyzing how temperature affects the evapo ration process, 13-year-old Linash earned Best in Fair for the junior division. According to her father, Shaji Thomas, Linash starts the plan ning process for her science fair projects far in advance crafting several ideas, fleshing them out and then narrowing the list down to one core project she likes the most. She spent approximately three to four months working on her Just Keep Cool project for the 2014 Science Fair, hosted by Florida Gateway College. Science is my favorite subject, Linash said. I was excited to win Best in Fair. I didnt really know who they were talking about at first because, you know, they said the winner wouldnt be able to carry the award. As Linash spoke, her tiny arms clasped the large, granite award given to the two participants who placed best overall. Provided by Florida Gateway College, the award probably weighs 15 pounds. Linash isnt a newbie to Science Fair fame. She took third place in the state competition last year, and has earned Best in Fair three times in Columbia County. Local physicians honored, inspired at MLK Jr. event. MLK Jr. festivities continue Monday By AMANDA WILLIAMSON email@example.com Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. bravely fought for equality during a time when America seemed set in its separate, but equal ways, preaching peace in the face of tyranny and injus tice. Now, the Northeast Florida Leadership Council seeks to uphold his memory through community-wide events. The organization hopes to bring the public together on Monday, MLK Day, with a parade, a church service and festival-style outing at Annie Mattox Park. According to Columbia County Commissioner Ron Williams, the events have been orga nized by Northeast Florida Leadership Council ever since Kings birthday became a national holiday 30 years ago. Its a day not only for black Americans, Williams said. Its a day for all Americans. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, start ing from the Department of Transportation office on South Marion Avenue and winding its way to Memorial Stadium. Local organizations, churches and schools will par ticipate in the event. Any organization that has not signed up, but wishes to participate, can simply show up Monday as the parade route begins to form at approxi mately 9 a.m. Its never too late to be a part of the MLK parade, Williams said, adding that there is no fee to join. Former Columbia County School District employees Mr. and Mrs. Hayward Lofton will be the parade marshals. Both are retired school teachers who worked for the district before segregation ended and after. Williams encourages every one to come out for the event, which should last from 45 minutes to an hour. Following the parade, a church service will be held at noon at the Mount Pisgah AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church, 519 NE Washington St. Well have preaching and singing, Williams said. It will be church service. In addition, a festival-esque event will be held at Annie Mattox Park throughout the day. Food vendors will be on site. Children and adults will be able to participate in flag football games and basketball games being held during the celebration. 21 53 99 6 63 Sc I En C E The winning formula: 16 S County students display their skills. For a list of other nalists and their projects, see 3A. Celebrating Literacy with door decor Columbia High School English teacher Michele Roundtree stands behind her classroom door that was decorated by her students for the Literacy Week Door Decorating Contest. Roundtree was one of four teachers who won the contest. I told my kids keep your eye on the prize pizza. Roundtree said that she was happy to win the pizza party, street cred and bragging rights. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Man allegedly rapes girlfriend, threatens to burn down home By STEVEN RICHMOND firstname.lastname@example.org A Lake City man was arrested after sexually assaulting his girl friend and threatening to burn their house down, CCSO reports. A woman claiming to be the girlfriend of Christopher Travis Deese, 26, of 254 SE Rachel Way, waved down a deputy outside OfficeMax Wednesday, according to the arrest report. She told the deputy she and Deese had an argument Monday morning and began striking her with a T-shirt, the report said. According to the woman, the altercation escalated, with Deese holding her forcibly by the arms to the point of leaving bruises, the report said. Although sev eral details in the report were redacted for inves tigative purposes, CCSOs Murray Smith confirmed there was an alle gation of rape against Deese. The alleged victim said she was afraid of Deese, claiming he had threatened several times to kill her should she try to leave him, deputies reported. Deese had already been arrest ed once before on a charge of battery April 1, 2013 after alleg edly striking her with a tele Deese Glynnell and Bernice Presley stand together at their Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program/ Youth for Christ Ministry event, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 85th Birthday Observance. The event honored out standing dignitaries in the medical field. AMANDA WILLIAMSON /Lake City Reporter DREAM continued on 3A TDC continued on 3A SCIENCE continued on 3A DEESE continued on 3A
2A PEOPLE IN THE NEWS AROUND FLORIDA Zimmerman prosecutor doesnt read the news JACKSONVILLE T he state attorney who oversaw the prosecution of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin says she doesnt read newspapers and doesnt think the public should know any details about a criminal case until it goes to a jury. Angela Corey of the Jacksonville-based 4th Circuit Court discussed her news preferences and her opinions on Floridas open-government laws dur ing an address Friday to the First Coast Tiger Bay Club. Area newspapers report that Corey declined to speak with reporters after the event. According to reports, Corey was asked about a recent New York Times article about a police investigation in St. Johns County. Corey said she had not read the article because she doesnt read any media. I dont read any news papers, she said. My people tell me what I need to know. Corey also said that media should not be allowed to report on highprofile cases because they publish details that are never heard by a jury, such as text messages in Zimmermans case that were reported by several news outlets but never pre sented as evidence. The public doesnt need to know anything about a case before it goes to trial, she said. If the public doesnt know whats happen ing, prosecutors and law enforcement are more likely to abuse their power and withhold crucial information in a case, said Barbara Petersen, president of Floridas First Amendment Foundation. The whole purpose of our public records laws is accountability, Petersen said. And its especially important to hold prosecu tors and law enforcement accountable. Christie comes for fundraisers MIAMI New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leaving behind a political scandal back home and raising money for fellow Republicans in Florida this weekend. Christie is the headliner at a series of fundraisers to help Floridas governor, Rick Scott, and the state party. The events are giving Christie his first chance since the scandal escalated to reassure big financial donors that he remains a viable presidential con tender for 2016. The apparent political payback scheme caused massive traffic jams last fall by closing local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, one of the worlds busiest bridges. Many Republicans have come to Christies defense and credited him with taking responsibility for the scandal. Other GOP leaders say his future will depend on whether his account of what happened proves accurate. Deputy charged with child abuse SPRING HILL A Tampa Bay-area detention deputy has been arrested for allegedly burning a child with a hairdryer. According to the Hernando County Sheriffs Office, deputies were called Friday to a Spring Hill hos pital about a 3-year-old boy with severe burn marks. The child had been in the care of Hernando County Detention Deputy Cody Marrone. Their relationship was not immediately clear. Authorities say Marrone initially told detectives that the child had injured himself with a hairdryer. The sheriffs office says Marrone later told investi gators that he had used the hairdryer to burn the boy as a form of punishment for not letting him sleep. Marrone was held on $20,000 bond on charges of aggravated child abuse and child neglect. It wasnt known whether Marrone had an attorney. Teen charged with shooting at deputy ORANGE CITY A central Florida teenager is facing an attempted murder charge after alleg edly shooting at a sheriffs deputy, striking him in his protective vest. According to the Volusia County Sheriffs Office, the Orange City 16-yearold was a suspect in a robbery at a convenience store earlier in the week. Investigators tracked the teen to his girlfriends home Friday night. Authorities say the teen responded to Deputy John Vedders commands by fir ing multiple times. Vedder released his police dog, which bit the teens hand and wrist. The teen was taken into custody and treated for his wounds. The sheriffs office says one of the bullets fired by the teen struck Vedders body armor. Vedder did not suf fer any serious injuries. WASHINGTON M ichelle Obama turned 50 on Friday and promptly showed off her AARP card. Excited to join Barack in the 50+ club today ... check out my @AARP card! the first lady told her more than 600,000 Twitter followers in a post that included a photo of her smiling and holding up the red-andwhite membership card that bears her name. President Barack Obama turned 50 in 2011. Other than the Twitter pic, the first lady spent her big day out of sight, with no public appearances after back-to-back events at the White House earlier this week. It was probably a good way to spend the birthday, laying low and resting up for a big birthday dance party the president had been plan ning for Saturday night at the White House. The president apparently was not treating his wife to dinner out on the town because the White House press office called a travel lid after he returned from signing the govern ment funding bill. That was a signal to the press corps that Obama was expected to spend the rest of Friday behind the White House gates. Ive got to get back because somebody is having a birthday today, Obama said at a nearby conference center. Ive got to make sure I pay them some attention. The White House isnt releasing any party details but word did leak out that guests have been told to come prepared to dance. Hernandez not allowed to watch team play FALL RIVER, Mass. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez isnt allowed to watch the AFC championship game at the prison where hes awaiting trial on murder charges. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told The Associated Press on Friday that if Hernandez wants to find out if his former teammates will be playing in the Super Bowl, hell have to overhear it from an officer or a fellow inmate. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the June shooting death of Odin Lloyd, a 27-yearold semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandezs girlfriend. Police are also investigating whether he might have been involved in a 2012 shooting that killed two people in Boston. Winfrey, Thompson are OK with Oscar snubs LOS ANGELES Oprah Winfrey says shes already won. And Emma Thompson says shes at least relieved not to have to put on another frock and heels. Both actresses, snubbed by Oscar this year, are waxing philosophical about the situation, and looking at the bright side. Dont be annoyed, Winfrey, overlooked in the supporting actress category for Lee Daniels The Butler, said of her reaction. ... I really look at that category and look who is nominated in that category: my friend Julia (Roberts) and June (Squibb), whom I dont know, but Sally Hawkins and Jennifer (Lawrence) and Lupita (Nyongo.) I think thats fantastic. And so I havent picked up the act ing chops in 15 years. So to be able to be a part of a film that could get that kind of attention, that could earn the kind of audience respect that it has, Ive been saying all along, Ive already won. I already won. As for Thompson, passed over for best actress in Saving Mr. Banks, she noted: You just go Oh! and then you (say) Ooh, that means I can work in March instead of get ting into another frock and heels. Both actresses spoke at the Critics Choice Awards on Thursday in Santa Monica. Michelle Obama shows off AARP card 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER SUNDAY REPORT SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 HOW TO REAC H US Main number ....... 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Coco Chanel, fashion designer There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 Clarification Thought for Today The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your orga nization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Emily Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions STEVEN RICHMOND /Lake City Reporter Having lunch with Floridas First Lady Governor Rick Scotts wife, Ann Scott (right side foreground) stopped by Chasteens Downtown to have lunch with Scarlet Frisina (left), Stephanie Finnell, Gayle Cannon, Elizabeth Porter (partially obscured right) and Melinda Moses (obscured right) Friday afternoon. Scott stopped in Lake City for lunch en route to Tallahassee. 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3A Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 3A Dr. King knew there was something he wanted to do, he knew it would be difficult but he knew it had to be done, Mobley said. Your first step is to dream, then gather your support, research, will and work your hardest ... Once your dream is accomplished, dream more. Make sure you leave your legacy, just like Dr. King. Hosted by the Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program and Youth for Christ Ministry, the event also fea-tured presentations by area youth and a recognition of outstanding dignitaries in the medical field. Mobley, who specializes in nephrology and hypertension at DaVita Kidney Specialists of North Florida, was the keynote speaker for the breakfast held at the Womans Club. I think that if Dr. King was here he would be smil-ing. He would be laughing, and he would be pleased at what he saw, said Glynnell Presley. Young people, theyre just coming on the scene. They need to learn the historical background of what transpired. They need to understand Dr. King really suffered and died in order to make things right for those yet born. Fourth-grade honor student from Five Points Elementary School Jameria White provided the Occasion for the annual birthday observance. Even for her young age, she told the audience it is hard to overstate the impact King had on all races of peo-ple in the United States. Great leaders are often remembered for events in their lives or words spo-ken that crystallized for eternity those things which they stood for, Jameria said. Dr. King holds a rightful place among great American leaders. The work he began is not fully finished, but we are a much better nation because of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Happy birthday, Dr. King. Seventh-grade honor student Devon Guice of Tampa entertained the audience with a violin solo. For the rest of the event, Dr. Tony Buzzella, Shining Star Academy principal, provided the music. In addition to Mobley, the event honored Dr. Jean-Felert Cadet, Dr. Morgan Ellis, Dr. Mohammad A. Faisal, Dr. Amapola Garcia, Dr. Bobby Harrison, Dr. Aria Murphy, Dr. Ankem Ravindra and Dr. Gary Williams. Being a physician was something I dreamed about at a very young age, Mobley said. This was a dream not based on famil-iarity. I knew no doctors that looked like me. I didnt have any doctors in my family or in my immedi-ate community. It was my dream because it was in my heart. To accomplish the task, she surrounded herself with people who were posi-tive, supportive and expe-rienced in her goals. She forced herself to study harder and work harder. In 2008, she graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and started her internship. While her dream could have ended there, she chose to set more goals. She aspires to be the best physicians she can be and help others accomplish their dreams. ...Know that dreams do come true, she said. I stand here before you today to prove this to you. Her words spoke to 13year-old DeeAsia Brown, who thinks of Mobley as her role model. Through DeeAsias work with Bernice Presley and the Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program/Youth for Christ Ministry, she has grown in confidence. Bernice Presley, she said, really makes her students feel important. We have so many people in the community who love the youth, Bernice Presley said. Their love tells the children that they can do anything they want to do, be anyone they want to be. ... Dr. Kings message was a motivation to everyone. He preached love and unity. If you have love, thats God. Thats what I want to instill in my children that you need love. Third Judicial Circuit Judge Leandra Johnson gave the last word, but chose to use words by Dr. King rather than her own. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the star-less midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality, she quoted. I believe that unarmed truth and uncon-ditional love will have the final word. DREAMContinued From 1Agoing to go ahead with this and needed a memo and three quotes so I could proceed, Campbell said. However, a day before the TDC meet-ing, Campbell received a memo and McDuffie Marine paperwork on two refurbished golf carts from Pittmans secretary. I was astonished to hear they already had the golf carts, Campbell said. A reporter visited McDuffie Marine to determine how payment was made. A call to First Federal Bank of Florida revealed the check came from Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball. We have used Babe Ruth baseball a lot to expe-dite matters in that theyre not required to bid stuff and certainly wont have the red tape the county would, Campbell said. However, Muenchen believes there was a mis-understanding. I think when I was told to purchase them, [Campbell] said go ahead and get them, Muenchen said, who admitted that them may have referred to the bids instead of the carts themselves. The TDC approved the reimbursement at its Wednesday meeting, but County Manager Dale Williams said Youth Baseball may not see 100 percent reimbursement for the $10,000. They cant just write them a check and say heres your money back because they can only reimburse them what the value would be had they complied with county purchasing policies, Williams said Friday. What [Campbell] has to do to get a reimbursement check cut is to show what the value would be had they complied with county purchasing policies. Any deficit at that point would Youth Baseballs burden to bear. I have to go back to the Babe Ruth board and say were at risk, Muenchen said. But I dont think were going to come up short. Muenchen and Campbell both chalked the situation up to a misunderstanding. Both had difficulty remem-bering the exact details of the initial conversation. I would say it was my fault that we purchased them, Campbell said. The cart got in front of the horse. I didnt real-ize they were going to physically go and get [the carts...] I got a good group [the TDC board], and they were totally appropriate to say this wasnt the way to do it. Now its my job to make sure there isnt a reoccur-rence of this. TDCContinued From 1Aphone, the report said. On Wednesday, the alleged victim said she decided to leave Deese and returned to their residence to gather her clothes and other items, the report said. However, Deese allegedly told her he would burn the house to the ground if she didnt return by nightfall, CCSO said. When deputies made contact with Deese at his residence, he told them the burning-the-house-down threat was anger talk, assuring deputies it was [his] house, too, and would have no reason to act on his threats, the report said. When asked about the bruises on the womans arm, he said she bruises easily and was wary about being physical with her since his April arrest, according to the report. Deese was booked into Columbia County Detention Facility on $27,000 bond. He faces charges of assault with intent to commit a felony, battery by touch or strike, and sexual assault with physical force. She works hard, Shaji Thomas said. And she does it all herself. I carry the board and bring it here thats what I do. Everything else, she does. While Linash carried her award-winning project home, Columbia High School sophmore Brandy Britt earned Best in Fair for the senior division. Her project Color Confusion tested the Stroop effect, which is related to the abil-ity of people to read words more quickly and automati-cally than they can name colors. For example, if a word is written in a color different from the color it actually names the word green in red ink then individuals may have a hard time noticing the color. Brandy hypothesized that she could lessen the Stroop effect by warping the words, allowing the new shape to distract from the word itself. She wit-nessed an approximately two second increase in the response time of her test subjects when naming the color of a warped word. I like psychology and behavioral sciences, Brandy said. Its just inter-esting to see how people think about things and why they do what they do. ... Its funny to watch peo-ple struggle to name the colors. Ive done it prob-ably a million times myself and I know how hard it is. All projects were judged on creativity, scientific thought, skill, clarity and thoroughness, said Janet Sweat, Richardson Middle School teacher and science fair organizer. Approximately 150 students participated this year in the Science Fair, with Columbia High School returning after an absence from the event. The fair lasted three days, starting on Wednesday with children setting up their projects. Judges studied the projects on Thursday, and the awards were handed out Friday in the FGC Levy Performing Arts Center. It gives you pride in your community that all these kids are participat-ing and doing a very good job on all of their projects, Mike McKee, Executive Director of Media & Public Information at FGC. I know they will represent Columbia County well in the regional competition. You know, the state of Florida has an emphasis on science, and seeing the quality of these projects is exciting. Were hoping these kids will come to school at Florida Gateway College. Other first place winners in the senior division are CHS student Corrie Yorke for her Boiling Point Elevation and CHS student Troy Brinkley for Taking Flight and High-Speed Racing with Bernoullis Effect. Junior first place winners are Hannah Knight (Music and Memory), Veronica Rosenbaum (The Effect of B12 on marigolds), Deneb Delos Trinos (Solar Catchers), Christian Chiong (The Winglet Effect), Zoey Love (Does Temp Tell All?) and Jacob Zecher (Magnets: Hot or Cold). JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterMotorcycle accident on BayaLake City Police Officer Gerald Ford investigates a motor cycle wreck on Baya Avenue on Friday. The driver was sent to hospital in Gainesville vi a ambulance. His condition was not known as of press time. DEESEContinued From 1A SCIENCEContinued From 1AFINALISTSSecond Place SeniorsQ Does Highlighting Help by Katelyn Sharp Q Glowing Results by Michael WoodsQ Candle See Saw by Conner Newbern Second Place JuniorsQ An Analysis of Dermatoglyphics by Drew Minson and Matthew Hunter Q Grow Green or Not by Jessica Harris Q Electrolytes in Fruits by Alexandra Bedoya Q Is it me or is it getting hot in here? by Amanda AndersonQ Rudder Power by Gyro Delos TrinosQ Regular vs Low-fat Food by Jorge GonzalezQ Which Type of Cup Holds Heat the Best by Jessica Medina Third Place SeniorsQ Musics effect on our oxygen makers by Alexandrea FaulstichQ Sour Stomach by Dahlia MatosUnder Seige by Brandon BeaulieuThird Place Juniors Q Boys vs Girls by Savannah ThomasonQ Veggies by Kamaya Bennett Q Baby, its cold outside by Tiara CarterQ It Absorbs It by Bailey Rossell Q Can Waves Power the World? by Garet DicksQ Ice, Ice Baby by Rebekah BlantonQ Ants like it sweet by Zoey White AMANDA WILLIAMSON/L ake City Reporter Keynote speaker Dr. Brooke Mobley holds a plaque given to her by the Presley EXCEL and Scholars Program.
M ost of my Friday was spent showcasing a portion of Columbia Countys natural beauty to a traveling guest. We had limited time so there was one obvious choice for the tour stop: Ichetucknee Springs. You remember, it was a glorious day on Friday. Beautiful sunshine. Warmed to 60. No wind. A fantastic winter day in North Florida. My friend took his camera, breathed easy as we left the park-ing lot and walked down the sand-path approach. He stopped in his tracks as the spring head came into view. After a few quick photos, he quickly navigated the steps, moved to waters edge and continued click-ing photos. He excitedly moved about the rocks, examining the angles and how, as he moved, the light shim-mer changed the color of the land-scape. He spotted fish and rock formations. He was blown away.I am quick to admit that every time I visit the springs or our abundant rivers, I, too, see something new. Every step into the wilds of our North Florida brings a new awakening. I see something new, feel a new connection to our area with every step. For a winter Friday, there were a lot of tourists with us on our brief visit to Ichetucknee. One couple was from the Pacific Northwest, being guided by friends who live nearby and were showcasing the widely unknown beauty of the Sunshine State. Their reactions were the same amazed. Another group appeared to be college-aged students. All armed with cameras, they moved about with purpose, snapping photos from all angles, talking quietly among themselves in small groups. They never took their eyes off the crystal clear water. Im restating what weve said in the Lake City Reporter a thousand times and I wholeheartedly believe: Ichetucknee Springs is the crown jewel of our region. Its the spar-kling centerpiece of our ecosystem. Its winter and traffic to the springs and river is much different than in summer. Now, we have our river back. We have it mostly undis-turbed and to ourselves to enjoy. The adjacent trails are quiet. We live in a magnificent place with many wonderful outdoor opportunities. Dont take it for granted. Be mindful to protect it, but dont neglect it. Canoe, kayak or take a walk in the woods. Winter is the perfect time of year to get out and reconnect with the world just outside your door. OPINION Sunday, January 19, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com 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 writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: email@example.comBranford leads the way Ichetucknee remains majestic TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1861, Georgia became the fifth state to secede from the Union. In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon nominated G. Harrold Carswell to the Supreme Court; the nomination was defeated because of controversy over Carswells past racial views. In 1977, President Gerald R. Ford pardoned Iva Toguri DAquino, an American convicted of treason for making wartime broadcasts for Japan. In 2007, Denny Doherty, a member of the 1960s folk-rock group The Mamas & the Papas, died near Toronto at age 66. Q Associated Press C ongratulations to our neigh-bors in Branford for the top-of-the-line skateboard park set to open there next Saturday. Its still a work in progress only Phase One is completed but what a beauty it is already. At least one design element is unique to skate parks across the nation. In very small towns like Branford, and fairly small towns like Lake City, its not uncommon for youngsters to complain theres nothing to do. Theres now one less reason to make that complaint, thanks to Branfords Bill Procko, area business owner and skate-boarder, and the force behind the new park. Due to the hard work of Bill as well as the parks many financial supporters, folks young and old, from throughout the region, will have a safe place to skate. They may have company as well.The parks unique design is expected to attract visitors from well beyond the reaches of North Central Florida. Especially for the special events that are sure to come. Skateboard tourism. Who would have thought it? Well be following this thread with interest to see how it plays out.In DC, doubletalk persists H ere in your nations capital, things are not always what they seem. There is great excitement that an actual budget has been hammered out in Congress, averting another gov-ernment shutdown. This is the first budget since 2011. Even though it is Congress job to devise an annual budget, this once-in-three-years development is hailed as remark-able. Never mind that the budget permits the coal industry to keep dumping toxic waste in public streams although 300,000 West Virginians just went through days when tapwater was so poisoned it couldnt be used for anything except flushing toi-lets. Never mind that despite the 2008 recession caused by misman-agement by big money, govern-ment financial regulators such as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission will not get the enforcement money they need. President Obama also has changed. He came into office pledg-ing to work with Congress, includ-ing Republicans, to get things done. Now he says whenever he can get away with doing something by executive action without Congress, he will. After Obama vowed that he will curtail overreaching by the National Security Agency, which has been spying on close U.S. allies and American citizens, it turns out the NSA has secretly put secret spying and cyberattack software on 100,000 computers. And never mind that the government now uses drones not just against foreign dictators and terror-ists but also for domestic surveillance. Growing marijuana may be legal in some states but in other states if you grow weed, a drone will catch you and authorities will whisk you off to jail. In this country many think work determines who you are although just about everyone wants the respect that comes with having a job. And the government taxes workers to provide for compensa-tion if they lose their jobs. But with three Americans in pursuit of every job opening, somebody is going to be left behind. Nonetheless, Congress cut off benefits to a mil-lion unemployed Americans saying they had been unemployed too long and that it must be their fault. Never mind that their families are now destitute. I have a young, intelligent relative who lost the use of his right arm after being attacked as an inno-cent bystander by two killers, one now in prison for life and the other on death row. After 27 surgeries, this college graduate has been on 40 straight job interviews without success despite great charm and an incomparable work ethic. If it is hard in this economy for able-bodied people to find jobs, it is even harder for the physically impaired. Yet many in Congress dont seem to care why people cant find jobs or what they are supposed to do with-out any income. Some legislators also dont seem to worry that after more than a decade of war, the nation is exhausted, its blood and trea-sure spent. The men and women of the armed forces need a break. The budget calls for more defense spending and new weapons although mass transit and infra-structure projects (we are 25th in the world behind Barbados for fixing roads and bridges) were not funded. (The good news is that mili-tary employees get a one percent pay raise.) Without giving time for Obamas nuclear disarmament talks with Iran to conclude, some lawmakers are demanding tougher sanctions on Iran. Some appear eager for war with Iran, much larger and even more complicated than Iraq. Were already spending about $92 billion a year on war. But lest you are disappointed by such government shenani-gans, some amazing budgetary compromises were made. No money may be spent on the man-datory switchover from incan-descent bulbs. Federal agencies will get no more money for worker-training videos spoofing Gilligans Island or Star Trek. Despite attacks on U.S. embas-sies in such places as Benghazi, $224 million less is allocated to embassy security. There are many more Washington maneuverings to fol-low, if you can get past the double-talk. Ann McFeattersamcfeatters@nationalpress.com Q Columnist Ann McFeatters has covered the White House and national politics since 1986. Todd Wilsontwilson@lakecityreporter.com Q Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter.4AOPINION
Announcements Golf Cart drivers The Shands Lake Shore hospital auxiliary is in need of volunteers to drive the golf cart for patients com ing to and from appoint ments. Anyone with a valid drivers license is asked to please donate four hours a week of their time. Pick up an application at the gift shop or call (386)292-8000, ext. 21216. Jim Stafford in Concert Jim Stafford will perform at the Levy Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20. Some of the concerts proceeds will benefit the local United Way. Tickets are $25 or 2 for $40 and are available Monday from 2 p.m. to concert time at a booth the Levy Performing Arts Center. Today MLK program The Columbia County Branch of the NAACP will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. program on January, 19 at 4 p.m. at the New Day Springs Missionary Baptist Church, 1321 West Long St. Daylily Society The Suwannee Valley Daylily Society meets Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Public Library community meeting room. They meet the third Sunday of every month. The program for January is Companion plants for Daylilies. For more information, email Gene Perry, president, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mens breakfast VFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, will hold a Mens Auxiliary Breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 9-11 a.m. Call Sharrie at 386-752-5001 for more. Gospel Night Bluegrass Gospel Music Night with Trinity River Band will take place on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 6-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Admission is free. Jan. 20 UDC meeting The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Olustee Chapter, will meet Monday, Jan. 20 at 5:15 p.m. at China Buffet, 345 West Duval. The meal will be served after the meeting. Cost is $9, drink is extra. Reservations not required. Call Linda Williams at 386-454-2580 for more. SAR meeting The Lake City chap ter of the Sons of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Guang Dong Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Circuit Court Judge Julian Collins. For more info, call Ralph Wright at 386-961-9112. Jan. 21 Board meeting The Suwannee Valley 4Cs Board of Directors will be meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 4:30 p.m. at 260 S. Marion Avenue, Suite 135. Jan. 22 Annual WV Day Jan. 22 is the RSVP dead line for the Annual WV Day which will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1905 SW Epiphany Ct. The event will be catered. Call 386984-6938 for more. Builders Association The Columbia County Builders Association invites you to attend their January 22 luncheon at Gators Dockside lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., the meeting begins at noon. Cost to CCBA members is $12, nonmembers is $15 (inclusive). RSVP to 386-867-1998. Quilters Guild The Lady of the Lake Quilters Guild will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 4369 US 441 S., Social time is 9:30, the meeting begins at 10 a.m. The program will be the introduction of the 2014 Challenge Project. For more information call Ruth Kennedy at 386-628-6407 or Marcia Kazmierski at 386752-2461. Jan. 23 Friends of Ichetucknee A Meet and Greet will be held Thursday, Jan. 23 at the South Entrance of the state park from 6-8 p.m. Call Valerie Thomas at 386-466-2193. 5A * T I C K E T S A R E $ 1 0 * L A K E C I T Y C O M M U N I T Y R E D E V E L O P M E N T A G E N C Y M E E T I N G C I T Y O F L A K E C I T Y N O T I C E I S H E R E B Y G I V E N t h a t t h e L a k e C i t y C o m m u n i t y R e d e v e l o p m e n t A g e n c y f o r t h e C i t y o f L a k e C i t y F l o r i d a w i l l h o l d a m e e t i n g o n T u e s d a y J a n u a r y 2 1 2 0 1 4 a t 6 : 3 0 P M i n t h e C o u n c i l C h a m b e r s l o c a t e d o n t h e s e c o n d f l o o r o f C i t y H a l l a t 2 0 5 N o r t h M a r i o n A v e n u e L a k e C i t y F l o r i d a A l l i n t e r e s t e d p e r s o n s a r e i n v i t e d t o a t t e n d C I T Y C O U N C I L M E E T I N G T H E C I T Y C O U N C I L O F T H E C I T Y O F L A K E C I T Y F L O R I D A WI L L M E E T O N T U E S D A Y J A N U A R Y 2 1 2 0 1 4 A T 7 : 0 0 P M I N T H E C O U N C I L C H A M B E R S L O C A T E D O N T H E S E C O N D F L O O R O F C I T Y H A L L A T 2 0 5 N O R T H M A R I O N A V E N U E L A K E C I T Y F L O R I D A A l l i n t e r e s t e d p e r s o n s a r e i n v i t e d t o a t t e n d S P E C I A L R E Q U I R E M E N T S : I f y o u r e q u i r e s p e c i a l a i d o r s e r v i c e s f o r a n y o f t h e m e e t i n g s i d e n t i f i e d a b o v e a s a d d r e s s e d i n t h e A m e r i c a n D i s a b i l i t i e s A c t p l e a s e c o n t a c t t h e C i t y M a n a g e r s O f f i c e a t ( 3 8 6 ) 7 1 9 5 7 6 8 A U D R E Y E S I K E S M M C C i t y C l e r k WILSONS OUTFITTERS 1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060 WilsonsOutfitters@comcast.net Sale continues BCS Championship cups are here! Sale continues on All insulated camo jackets & coveralls 20% off Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 5A OBITUARIES Lindsey Charlette Eatmon Lindsey Charlette Eatmon, 24, of Lake City, Florida, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, Janu ary 17, 2014 at Shands UF in Gainesville. She was born in Lake City to Charles Eat mon and Carla Glunn and resided in Colum bia County. She graduated in 2007 from Columbia County High School. She was a lov ing daughter and a loyal friend that loved working with chil dren, painting, orchids, loved animals like her children, fos tered animals with the Colum bia County Humane Society, loved baking and cooking. She was well loved and was an in spiration to all that knew her. Survivors include her fa ther, Charlie (Wendy) Eatmon of Worthington Springs, FL; mother, Carla Eatmon of Lake lock of Lake City, FL; brother, FL; and sister, Summer Elaine Eatmon of Gainesville, FL. Funeral services will be con ducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tues day, January 21, 2014 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, with Rever ing. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake City, Florida. Visitation with the family will be held Monday evening, Janu ary 20, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. un til 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. asks that donations in her honor, may be made to the Gulf Coast Diabetes Camp, 2100 Constitu tion Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34231. GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, Florida 32025. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and support fort he family online at www.gatewayforestlawn.com Bessie Hiers Lux Ms. Bessie Hiers Lux, 92, died Thursday January 16, 2014 af ter a sudden illness. She was the daughter of the late Carnot S. and Elizabeth Bunch Rumph. She had lived in Lake City most of her life, she enjoyed playing golf, watching televi sion, and going to the mov ies. She was of the Methodist faith. She is preceded in death H., and Leo J. Rumph and her sister in law Pauline Rumph. She is survived by one brother J. Quinton Rumph, Jackson ville, FL; one nephew Donald Rumph, and two nieces Jean and Jan Owen, Plano, TX. Funeral services for Ms. Lux will be conducted Monday in the Dees-Parrish Family Fu neral Home Chapel with Dr. Timothy Setzer and speaker ily will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the chapel. Interment will take place at Tustenoogee Methodist church cemetery. Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home is in charge of all ar rangements 458 South Marion Please sign online guess book at www.parrishfamilyfuneralhome. com Horace A. Buddy Williams, Jr. liams, Jr., 62, passed away peacefully early Friday morn ing January 17, 2014 at his residence while surrounded by his family. He was raised in Co lumbia County and was a mem ber of the 1970 graduating class of Columbia High School. He went on to graduate from the St. Lukes Hospital CT Technician training program. Mr. Williams was employed for many years Cancer Center in Tampa, Flori da. In 1986 he returned to Lake City and was employed with the In his spare time he enjoyed landscaping and interior deco rating. He was a member of the Idlewild Church of Tampa. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtice W. Mor ris and a sister, Tracy Williams. He is survived by his father, step-father, Bobby Morris both of Lake City; brothers, George L. Williams of Panama City, Florida; and Danny Williams (Ruby) of Lake City, Florida; Nims (Johnny) and Renee Numerous other family mem bers and friends also survive. Memorial services for Mr. Wil liams will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in the Chapel of the DeesParrish Family Funeral Home ating. The family will receive friends for ONE HOUR prior under the direction of the DEESPARRISH FAMILY FUNER AL HOME, Lake City, FL 32025. Please sign our on-line family guest book at http://www.parrishfamilyfuner alhome.com/ Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. COMMUNITY CALENDAR To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by e-mail at elawson@lakecityreporter. com. TODD WILSON /Lake City Reporter Boardwalk rebuilt Construction crews work to rebuild the Blue Hole Springs boardwalk near the head spring inside Ichetucknee Springs State Park on Friday. The work to reconstruct the boardwalk should be complete within the next several weeks. By TONY BRITT email@example.com A US Navy band is scheduled to perform during Olustee Battle Festival activities commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Olustee. The Navy Band Southeasts Contemporary Entertainment Ensemble, Pride, has a repertoire of hits spanning 50 years and will be featured performers dur ing the festival. Pride will perform for the Olustee Battle Festival Reenactment 150th Anniversary at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Olustee Park. I think its a special treat for our community to have the Navy band here, said Faye Bowling Warren, BlueGrey Army Executive director. At one time we had the US Marine group here but thats been several years ago. Its just wonderful they (Navy band) are so nearby in Jacksonville and can come to our event. From all indications they are excited as well. Established in 1995, Navy Band Southeast is one of 13 official U.S. Navy bands. The band represent the Commander, Navy Region Southeast and consists of 45 highly trained professional musicians dedicated to the highest levels of musical performance. Highly versatile, the band or any of its various subgroups perform in a wide variety of musical settings, including military ceremonies, public concerts, parades and much more. Inspiring pride and patriotism through music, this incredibly popular unit performs more than 500 engagements annually throughout the Southeastern United States. The Blue-Grey Army had been attempting to secure the Navy Band as a festival performer since September. Warren said having the Navy ensemble perform will enhance to the Olustee Battle Festival experience. It adds a different flair, she said. The fact that were having the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Olustee and that has to do with armed forces is certainly a tribute to that particular event. I think it also brings a new element to our festival entertainment that we havent had in a long time. Its a not a large group, but its one that we welcome. Were just happy that theyre coming. US Navy band Pride to perform at Olustee
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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 firstname.lastname@example.org Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, January 19, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 email@example.com 1BSPORTS Best Brands at the Best Prices Closeouts Overstocks Discontinued Covers Same or Next Day Delivery BEDS BEDS BEDS 1472 U.S. 90 West, Lake City Mon.-Fri 10-6, Sat. 10-5 755-7678 UP TO OFF 70% COMPETITORS PRICES MATTRESS CLEARANCE SALE SALE Koch Fertilizer is looking for qualied candidates in your community with proven operations experience. Specically, we are seeking individuals to ll the following positions: I&E Technician | Mechanic | Plant Operator | Engineer | EH&S Maintenance Manager | Turnaround Coordinator The Koch logo is a trademark of Koch Industries, Inc. 2014 Koch Fertilizer, LLC. EOE. M/F/D/V TO EXPLORE MORE Operations roles in the fertilizer industry. Visit KochCareers.com and apply today! GAMES BRIEFS CHS FOOTBALL Awards banquet set for Jan. 23 The Columbia High football banquet is 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the school cafeteria. Tickets are being offered for $12 through Friday at McDuffie Marine & Sporting Goods and Hunter Printing. Ticket price after Friday and at the door is $15. For details, contact Quarterback Club president Randy Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org BASKETBALL MLK celebration Monday In observance of Martin Luther King Day, The Richardson Community Center/ Annie Mattox Park North, Inc. and DES will sponsor a 3-point shootout, a Dunk Contest and an All Star basketball game on Monday at the Richardson Community Center Gymnasium. Admission is $2 and concessions will be available. For additional information, contact Dana Jernigan at 623-9124. 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. Online registration is at www. stepfitnessonline.com Day-of registration has an increased fee. For details, contact Michelle Richards at email@example.com From staff reports Monday Fort White High boys soccer vs. TBA High in District 5-2A tournament at Citizens Field in Gainesville, TBA Tuesday Fort White High girls basketball at Baker County High, 6 p.m. Columbia High boys soccer vs. Gainesville High in District 2-4A tournament at Columbia High, 7 p.m. Columbia High boys basketball vs. Orange Park High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Fort White High boys basketball vs. Oak Hall School, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Wednesday Fort White High girls weightlifting vs. Suwannee High, 4 p.m. Thursday Columbia High girls weightlifting District 2 sectional at Arnold High, 3 p.m. Fort White High girls basketball vs. Columbia High, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Fort White High boys basketball at P.K. Yonge School, 7:30 p.m. (JV-6) Friday Columbia High basketball vs. Hamilton County High, 8 p.m. (girls-6:30) Saturday Fort White High girls weightlifting District 4 sectional at Belleview High, 10 a.m. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Columbia Highs Akiria Richburgh goes up for a shot against Madison County High during senior night. Split results on Friday for CHS sports By BRANDON FINLEY firstname.lastname@example.org Columbia High ended the regular season with a 1-1 tie against Suwannee High in Live Oak on Friday. The Tigers fell behind early after a goal in the fourth minute. Suwannee had a penalty kick in the 21st minute, but keeper Ty Williams was able to come up with the block. Columbia forced the tie in the second half after a penalty kick from Kaleb Rossignol found the back of the net. The Tigers finish the sea son at 2-11-3. Columbia will host Gainesville High in the District 2-4A quarterfinal at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Lake City. Lady Tigers basketball Columbia High didnt fare well on the road against Oakleaf High on Friday as the Lady Tigers were hand ed a 55-37 loss. The middle portion of the game doomed the Lady Tigers as they were out scored 21-11 and 18-6 in the second and third quarters, respectively. Aumaria Kelly led the Lady Tigers with 17 points in the game. The Lady Tigers host Hamilton County at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Tigers tie in soccer, but fall in girls basketball. By BRANDON FINLEY email@example.com FORT WHITE The teams dressed in Purple and Gold and Columbia High represented well at the 6th Annual East/ West High School Football All-Star Game. The graduating Tigers accounted for all 24 points from the East squad as the East defeated the West, 24-8, in Fort White. Carlos Vega had the first honors as he rushed in from a yard with 7:47 remaining in the second quarter. Brayden Thomas added the extra point. The East took a 14-0 halftime lead after two passes from J.T. Bradley to Akeem Williams helped the former Columbia play ers add seven more points to the East. Bradley hit Williams for 25 yards and a couple of plays later the duo con nected for 35 yards and a touchdown. Bradley would add the final touchdown for the East squad with 8:14 remaining in the game. The Purple scored with 7:10 remaining as Jacquez Powell found the end zone. He also added a two-point conversion to cut the lead to 21-8. The East would close things out with a field goal coming with 2:12 remain ing in the game as Thomas connected from 43 yards away. Bradley was named the offensive MVP for the East side and Jonathan Quiller took the defensive honors. For the Purple squad, Justin Martin was named the offensive MVP and Powell took home the defensive MVP. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City Reporter The Gold teams Akeem Williams (12) celebrates with Caleb Bundy (80) and J.T. Bradley (15) after Williams caught a touchdown pass from Bradley on Saturday. East takes 6th Annual All-Star game, 24-8. Gold rush
SCOREBOARD SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today GOLF 3 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Humana Challenge, final round, at La Quinta, Calif. 7 p.m. TGC Champions Tour, Mitsubishi Electric Championship, final round, at Kaupulehu-Kona, Hawaii MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. FS1 Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss. 3:30 p.m. NBCSN Towson at Charleston NFL FOOTBALL 3 p.m. CBS Playoffs, AFC Championship, San Diego/Denver winner vs. Indianapolis/New England winner 6:30 p.m. FOX Playoffs, NFC Championship, New Orleans/Seattle winner vs. San Francisco/Carolina winner NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC Boston at Chicago 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Washington at N.Y. Rangers SOCCER 8:25 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Tottenham at Swansea City 10:55 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Manchester United at Chelsea TENNIS 9 p.m. ESPN2 Australian Open, round of 16, at Melbourne, Australia 3 a.m. ESPN2 Australian Open, round of 16, at Melbourne, Australia WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. ESPN2 UConn at RutgersFS1 Villanova at DePaul 5 p.m. ESPN2 Penn St. at Michigan St.FOOTBALLNFL playoffs Conference Championships Today New England at Denver, 3 p.m. (CBS)San Francisco at Seattle, 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J.AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)BASKETBALLNBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 19 18 .514 Brooklyn 16 22 .421 3New York 15 24 .385 5 Boston 14 26 .350 6 Philadelphia 13 25 .342 6 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 27 11 .711 Atlanta 20 19 .513 7 Washington 18 19 .486 8Charlotte 16 24 .400 12 Orlando 10 29 .256 17 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 31 7 .816 Chicago 18 19 .486 12Detroit 16 22 .421 15 Cleveland 14 25 .359 17Milwaukee 7 31 .184 24 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 31 8 .795 Houston 26 15 .634 6 Dallas 23 17 .575 8 Memphis 19 19 .500 11 New Orleans 15 23 .395 15 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 29 9 .763 Oklahoma City 29 10 .744 Denver 20 18 .526 9Minnesota 18 20 .474 11 Utah 13 27 .325 17 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 27 13 .675 Golden State 25 15 .625 2 Phoenix 22 16 .579 4 Sacramento 14 23 .378 11 L.A. Lakers 14 25 .359 12 NBA schedule Todays Games L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 1 p.m.Boston at Orlando, 6 p.m.Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.Milwaukee at San Antonio, 7 p.m.Denver at Phoenix, 8 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS COURTESYStep Fitness representsStep Fitness represented Lake City at the Resolution 10K in Orange Park on Jan. 11. Pictured are (left to right) Tony Richards, Michelle Rich ards, Kelly Danaher and Michele Garbetter. COURTESYHoldem FundraiserA Texas Holdem Fundraiser was held on Jan. 10 at the A merican Legion Post 57. The pot of $1420 was split by six winners. Pictured are (left to r ight) Ron Shafer, Jack Steinfield, Dee May, Cheryl Kelum and Mary Brady. Chris Whitefield is n ot pictured. SCOREBOARD GOLF REPORTS Steve Patterson led a trio of double digit shooters in the Sunday blitz. His stellar round of +14 overcame fine efforts by Bruce Gibson (+11), and Dave Mehl (+10). Mike Gough (+8), Hank Rone (+6), and Steve Thomas (+5), were in the money. Gibson hogged the closest to the pin contest with winning shots on Nos. 7, 15 and 17. Mickey Wilcox prevented a shutout with a shot to 9 feet, 9 inches on No. 5. Despite finishing out of the blitz money, Terry Hunter picked up skins on Nos. 17 and 18. Joe Paul, Thomas, Patterson and Gibson had a skin apiece. Dennis Crawford finally made a few putts to record +9 in the A flight of Wednesdays blitz. Mike Jacobs birdie on the finish-ing hole gave him second place with +7. Joe Paul and Keith Shaw tied for fourth with +6. Bob Randall eagled no. 16 to take the top spot at +8 in B flight. Lynn Smith (+5), took second place, a point ahead of Pete Skantos and Don Combs. Jacobs cashed in two skins leaving one each for Steve Patterson, Crawford, Shaw, and Randall. Both pot holes carried over. Steve Patterson completed a lucrative week with a one point win at +7 in the Saturday blitz. Corey DePratter made a good run with two birdies on the back side but fell a point shy of catching the winner. Chris Lewis and Jonathan Allen tied for third with +4, fol-lowed by Michael Yacovelli with +3. The skins pot was split six ways among Bruce Gibson, Jason Self, Bruce ford, Steve Thomas, DePratter and Patterson. In match one of Good Old Boys play, the team of Stan Woolbert, Merle Hibbard, Joe Persons and Dan Stephens made a late charge to overtake the team of Jerry West, Steve Peters, Larry Ward and Bill Wheeler for a 5-4 victory. In match two the foursome of Rhea Hart, Jim McGriff, Dennis Hendershot and Dave Cannon ran up a big lead and held on for a one point win over the team of Ed Snow, Bob Wheary, Mike Spencer and Howard Whitaker and the same margin over the team of Marc Risk, Jim Bell, Nick Whitehurst and Emerson Darst. Risk (38-37-75), stayed in the eighteen hole medalist seat without a challenge. Snow and Hart shared nine hole honors with 39 each on the front side. Everyone sends a good well wish to long time member Eli Witt who is recovering from a broken hip. COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed GoffPatterson leads strong field With the weather fluctuating from wet to freezing cold, hot, and back to cold again play has not been interrupted. The MGA scramble Tournament was a huge success with lots of priz-es and cash payout. The tournament winners were picked by flights. The A flight Gross winners were C.J. Proveaux and Jason Watts. The A Flight net win-ners were Bob Feasel and Robbie Feasel. A Flight skin winners were Brooke and Phillip Russell, along with Cj Proveaux and Jason Watts. B Flight gross winners were Jack Tuggle and Gerald Smithy, Net winners were Bill Ryan and Wallace Christie, both teams also took skin winnings for their flight. Closest to the pin winners were David Sharpe and Jan Cole on #3, Bob Feasel and Jan Cole took #5, Jim Munns and Bob Sonntag #11, Bob McGraw and Joe Herring #15. Congratulations to all the winners, and dont for-get to keep and eye out for our next tournament. Now onto the weekly games. Ralph Minster took first lace in the Blitz with a +5, Following were win-ners Mike Kahlich taking 2nd with a +3, and Wallace Christie taking 3rd with a +2. Todd Carter won 2 skins and Mike Kahlich also took a skin. Closest to the pin winners were #3 Todd Carter, #5 Todd Carter, #11 Mike Kahlich, #15 Joe Herring, and #17 Randy Heavrin. The Dogfight Winner was Joe Herring with a +5, fol-lowing was Gerald Smithy with a +4. Skin winners were Bob Sonntag, Ralph Minster, Gerald Smithy, follow-ing Chet Carter with his 2 skins. Closest to the pin winners were Randy Heavrin #3, Ralph Minster #5, Bob Sonntag #11, Al Cohoon #15. The Sunday Scramble winning team with a -5 was Chet Carter, Nick Tyre, and Brantley Stevens. With the carry over pot getting bigger and bigger it is safe to say it has rolled over yet again, after 5 chances this week at win-ning it. Mondays Top of the Hill winners were Jack toggle taking 1st with a +8, and Joe Herring taking 2nd with a -1. Dont forget to come play in our weekly games, and Sunday Scramble. Call the pro shop to schedule your tee time or book your next event 386-752-3339. QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Nicki Newmans MGA scramble a huge success BRIEFS TENNIS Columbia to host fundraiser Columbia tennis will host a Family Fitness & Fun day on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Columbia High School Tennis Courts. There will be demonstraitions from Tennis Pros (from Lake City, Gainesville & Ocala) on several courts as well as Anytime Fitness Instructors. Pilates will be instructed by the fitness trainers. There will be different stations for tennis players to work on their skills through 45 minutes of demonstrations. A $25.00 donation is asked to help support the CHS Tiger Tennis Team. There will also be food available. For more information, call Tabitha McMahon at 386-965-4674. FOOTBALL Tigers to host fundraiser Columbia High Football Quarterback Club will have a fundraiser from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday at Winndixie for the 2014 football season. For more information contact Randy Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org Q From staff reports
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 3B3BSPORTS Scenes from a week in sports JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterAndrew Moemeka is fouled while driving to the hole on Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White Highs Paul Perry makes a layup against Suwa nnee High on Tuesday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Kelvin Jonas passes the ball to an op en teammate on Thursday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterSuwannee High defenders cover Fort White Highs Chris C ottrell during a game on Tuesday.
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 4BSports LCMS soccer teams dominate championships COURTESYLake City Middle Schools Lady Falcons soccer team pos es after winning the Florida Star Conference championship on Thursday. COURTESYLake City Middle Schools Falcons soccer team won the Fl orida Star Conference championship on Thursday. By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comLake City Middle School had two times the reason to celebrate after both soccer teams captured the Florida Star Conference championship in Live Oak on Thursday. The Lady Falcons started the night off right with a 3-1 win against Suwannee and the Falcons followed up with a 3-0 shutout in the second half of the doubleheader for the championships. It was a super fly end to a great season, Lady Falcons head coach Brian Schwartz said. It was a 100 percent team effort from the players, coaches, fans, faculty and those awesome parents. Everyone played their part perfectly. Morgan Hoyle began the game with a goal for the Lady Falcons and an own goal gave Lake City a 2-0 edge. Irene Camarillo capped off the night with Lake Citys other goal for the 3-1 final. Schwartz was not only proud of the girls that scored goals, but of the defense demonstrated by the Falcons in the win. Special recognition to a beast of a keeper, Carlie Carswell, and her hardcore defense of Jessica Birchard, Allie Robinson, S.K. Lewis and Hanna Hamilton, Schwartz said. But the Lady Falcons were also pretty good in the midfield and up front according to the head coach. Lauren Hutchinson controlled the centerfield, Schwartz said. Savannah Ampara had amazing ball control and leadership. Last, but not least, our goal makers deserve a special recognition. Up and coming star Irene Carrillo and young gun Morgan Hoyle did a great job. Schwartz said the Lady Falcons lived by one philosophy all season and it ended up in a championship. They came to play, they played to win and they all gave 110 percent, Schwartz said. As their coach, I cannot be more proud of each and every one of these girls. Schwartz also extended a special thanks for the help he had throughout the year from assistant head coach Ashtyn Vincent. The boys wouldnt let anyone down in the second half of the doubleheader and concluded their season with a 3-0 victory against Suwannee. Suwannee is the only team that we didnt mercy rule this season, Falcons head coach Jared Albury said. They were our stiffest competition by far, so hats off to them. They brought out the best in our boys. Myself and assistant coach Kyle Roberts couldnt be prouder of them. Captain Trent Morrison scored in the opening minutes of the game off an assist by Ian Anders to give the Falcons a 1-0 lead against Suwannee. Morrison later returned the favor on an assist for Anderson to give the Falcons a 2-0 score at halftime. Suwannee had decent pressure, but hard, physical play by sweeper Tyler Pierce prevented many threats, Albury said. Any shots on goal were stopped by keeper Caleb Strickland, who didnt allow a goal all season. Strickland played in nine of 13 games for the Falcons, but missed four games due to injury. He was replaced by Clayton Steinruck in those games and he only allowed one goal. Albury said it all started with the defense. It begins with my starting five defenders, he said. Billy Friar, Nick Jerome, Grey Thompson, Tyler Pierce and Caleb Strickland anchor us. They even had a few games that there were no shots on goal, which is rare. Cumulative this season, we have outscored teams 78-1. The Falcons came out of the half and played scoreless in the second half until two minutes remained in the contest. Steinruck scored the final goal of the season off an assist from Morrison. Albury gave special mention to Morrison for scoring 28 goals and dishing out 10 assists on the season. COURTESYBoth Lake City Middle School teams come together after cap turing dual championships in the Florida Star Conference on Thursday. Falcons capture dual titles against Suwannee middle
By TONY BRITT email@example.com T he fourth annual Lake City Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Ball will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds banquet hall. Dennille Decker, Lake City Columbia County Chamber of Commerce executive director, said 376 tickets were sold for the event. We sold out Friday, Jan. 10, she said. Were out of tickets now but we are taking a waiting list because sometimes things happen and peoples plans change. Decker said the Ball is where the Chambers annual report is given. Its basically where we provide our members our state of the union report, she said. An annual Chamber business meeting was held before the Chamber Ball concept was devel oped. We decided instead of holding an annual business meeting, we would make it into a fundraiser and have it as a unique and fun event, Decker said. So far since weve done it, its been really successful. Weve sold out every year. Dress for the event will be cocktail attire, and the theme for this years Chamber Ball is mas querade. The title sponsor for the event is Rountree-Moore. We dont normally have a theme, but we were trying to keep things interesting and keep people wanting to come back, so we decided to go with a masquer ade, Decker said. People dont have to wear a mask, but we just thought it would be fun. People who would like to wear a mask and dont have one, can purchase one from our office for $10 and we have a large variety to choose from. The Chamber Ball will also feature addresses by the orga nizations outgoing president and incoming president. Joel 1CBIZ FRONT Lake City Reporter Week of January 19-25, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1CColumbia Inc. FT. WHITE 7905 S.W. Hwy 27 corner of Hwy. 27 & Hwy. 47 inside the B&B Food Store 497-1484 CARRY-OUT ONLY LAKE CITY 5735 SW State Rd. 247 corner of SR 242 & SR 247 inside the B&B Food Store 752-3111 CARRY-OUT ONLY LAKE BUTLER 280 West Main St. next to Mercantile Bank 496-2878 CARRY-OUT ONLY LIVE OAK 6852 Suwanee Plaza Ln. In Walmart Plaza 330-0331 CARRYOUT O NLY LAKE CITY 857 S.W. Main Blvd. in Lake City Plaza 755-7050 WE DELIVER! 32094 LCR 1/10/14 Plus sales tax. At participating locations. Expires in 30 Days. Cheese or Pepperoni Carry-out Works, Howie Maui, Meat Eaters and Veggie Additional toppings available 31836 SE91 12/10/13 Large 2-Topping Pizza, 3 Cheezer Howie Bread with Dipping Sauce PLUS a 2-Liter FAMILY MEAL Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. Any S pecialty TWO SUBS $ 10 Choice of Two Regular Oven-Baked S ub s Deluxe, Meatball, Pizza, Steak & Cheese or Ham & Cheese 2 Medium 2-Topping Pizzas and a 2L iter $ 16 $ 13 OR 1 OF EACH! Baked Spaghetti & Howie Bread Any Small Salad & Howie Bread Wing Snack & Spicy Stix Howie Bread w/Cheese Small 1-Topping Pizza Any Small Sub LUNCH SPECIALS $ 5 99 11AM 4 PM IN C LU DE S A P EPSI Each COUNTY TOURISM Harvey Campbell 386-758-1397 Vacation Guides are now available W e are proud to announce the release of our new 2014 Suwannee River Valley Vacation Guide, designed and printed by the Lake City Reporter. The new publication arrived on Tuesday, and distribution to all hotels, motels, campgrounds and other tourism-related busi nesses will begin immedi ately. This, the fifth edition of the publication, origi nally began as a 32-page magazine with 40,000 cop ies being printed. It has now grown to a 52-page publication with 60,000 cop ies ordered for distribution. This past year, we mailed out more than 13,000 copies of the guide, with TOURISM continued on 2C Chamber Ball on horizon JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Todd Wilson (right), outgoing 2012 Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce president, passes the buck to incoming 2013 president Joel Foreman during last years Chamber Ball. Fourth annual extravaganza set for Jan. 25. CHAMBER continued on 2C
interest being sparked by advertising in AAA Going Places, VISIT FLORIDA travel promo tions and a variety of other publications. We would like to thank many area businesses who supported the guide by purchasing advertising space in the publication and well be making the guide available through the Chamber of Commerce and area Realtors for promotional purposes in the coming weeks. TDC Hires New Marking Director The Columbia County Tourist Development Council will be promoting current Administrative Assistant Lori Regan to the position of Marketing Director effec tive immediately. The current Marketing Director, Paulette Lord, will soon be retiring from the TDC after 19 years of service. Mrs. Regan will shadow Ms. Lord for the next several months to insure a seamless transi tion as she assumes the marketing duties and responsibilities of the TDC. During the time Lori has been with the TDC, she has proven without a doubt to be the best choice to take over my position when I retire. stated Ms. Lord. I have every confidence Lori will continue to grow the tourism industry in Floridas Suwannee River Valley using her past marketing experience together with what she has learned here. Trade Show Season is Underway January is always the start of a very active five-month period of special events and trade shows for the Columbia County Tourist Development Council and our partners in Floridas Suwannee River Valley Marketing Group. Shows got underway with the Tampa RV Super Show at the Florida State Fairgrounds January 13-19 with attendance expected to be 50,000 60,000. The Villages Travel Expo was held January 17 with approximately 5,000 attendees. In all, we will be involved with approximately 30 shows between now and the end of May, including nearly a dozen military base tourism shows. Southside Recreation Complex Taking Shape Significant progress continues to be made in improvements to the Southside Recreation Complex. In the past 45 days construction has been completed on the three new rest room/concession buildings at the complex. The new electronic message center on the Bascom Norris Bypass has been installed and is operational, shade structures have been installed at most of the fields and reroof ing of several existing buildings is ongoing. Approximately 20 baseball and softball tour naments have already been booked for the first half of 2014. The new Musco Lighting is scheduled to be delivered on February 10 for installation at the eight-field girls softball complex. In addition, improvements are being made to the lighting at the five-field soccer complex that should alleviate problems we have had with breakers and power outages at the facility. Gov. Scott Seeks Record Funding for VISIT FLORIDA Florida Governor Rick Scott announced this week that he will be requesting a record $100 million for tourism promotion activi ties for VISIT FLORIDA in the upcoming 2014-15 budget year, which begins on July 1. Last year, we secured $63 million for VISIT FLORIDA and we made record gains in tour ism, Governor Scott said. We are on track for another record year, and we hope to build on this incredible momentum and make the Sunshine State the number one travel destina tion in the world. Because every 85 visitors to our state supports one Florida job, a grow ing tourism industry equates to more jobs for Florida families and a stronger economy. Tourism Day Upcoming in Florida Legislature March 11-12 is the opportunity for the tourism industry to speak with legislators about opportunities to increase employ ment within Florida through destination marketing. The event is co-sponsored by the Florida Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (FADMO), the Florida Association of Recreational Vehicles, Florida Attractions Association, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and VISIT Florida. The two-day event includes a FADMO Board of Directors meeting and evening event with Governor Scott, briefings by the partnership of Floridas Tourism Industry, a networking luncheon, organized group visits with state lawmakers at the Capitol and a Tourism Day Street Party and V.I.P Reception. For addi tional information about Tourism Day activi ties call 386-758-1312. Florida Sports Directory and Facilities Guide Now Available The new 2014-15 Florida Sports Directory has been published and is now available on-line at http//floridasports.uberflip. com//238742. The new guide is 110-pages and features an overview of sports facilities in Floridas Suwannee River Valley on page 54. Floridas Suwannee River Valley is one of 26 sports marketing organizations in the state which is a member of the Florida Sports Foundation. Olustee Battle Festival is Right Around the Corner February 16 will mark the 150th anniversa ry of the Olustee Battle, originally fought on February 20, 1864. According to Florida State Park personnel, other reenactments around the country have seen 50 percent increases in attendance when commemorating their 150th anniversary and park personnel are expect ing a similar influx. In addition, Columbia High School will be hosting some 1,500 high school juniors and seniors that same weekend of February 14-16. The students are here for a leadership conference and specifically booked that weekend because of the Olustee Battle Festival and Re-enactment. As usual, shuttle buses will operate from the Lake City Airport and Baker Correctional Institute. The parade will be held on Saturday morning and there will be free kids shows both Friday and Saturday. Annual Media Mission Teena Peavey of Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park accompanied TDC staff on our annual media mission to Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Valdosta, Thomasville, Tallahassee, Perry and Madison to visit news papers and television stations at locales within 100 miles of Floridas Suwannee River Valley to distribute press kits about Olustee and the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park festivals. We had 29 appointments over the course of three days and will be sending re-enactors to various television stations over the next four weeks for on-air interviews to promote the Olustee event. Posters and local radio spots are currently being prepared and a spon sor reception will be hosted at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center on Tuesday, 11. A special thank you to the many hotels, restaurants, area businesses and individuals who give so generously to allow the festival and re-enact ment to grow each year. 2C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, JANUARY 19-25, 2014 2CBIZ/MOTLEY Harvey Campbell is the executive director of the Columbia County Tourist Development Council. He can be reached at 386-758-1397. TOURISM Continued From 1C CHAMBER Continued From 1C Name That Company Know the answer? Send it to us with Foolish Trivia on the top and youll be entered into a drawing for a nifty prize! (3) Buying more house than you can afford Sure, a bigger home may be more appealing. But will each mortgage payment be a struggle? Remember that life can throw some wrenches our way. Consider getting preapproved for a mortgage before shopping and focusing on what you can afford. Live below your means, and youll be able to sock away money for retirement, too. 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Following dinner the EZEE Band will provide the evenings entertainment. Were still looking for items to sell at the auc tion, so if anyone has items to donate we would cer tainly would appreciate it, Decker said. In addition to the Chamber Ball, a chamber of commerce golf tourna ment has also been sched uled as a fundraiser. In years past they used to have what we called a Chamber Play Day, when a lot of the members would go out to the country club and have a golf tourna ment, Decker said. We decided we would make it a weekend event. The 4th Annual Lake City Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will take place Friday, Jan. 24. Lunch is at noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start for the tournament, at the Country Club of Lake City, 717 NW Fairway Drive. The entry fee is $60 per person. The title sponsor of the golf tournament is Gulf Coast Financial Services. For more information about a golf tournament or to be added to the Chamber Ball waiting list, call 752-3690.
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In-cluding, the Current list of LMS Working Group Members, Identify-ing a chair person and/or a coordina-tor for the LMS; Updating the cur-rent list of mitigation measures and any major changes that may need to be made to the Local Mitigation Strategy. In addition Doc Blood-worth, of the Florida Forest Service, and LMS Working Group member will be on hand to discuss the Com-munity Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) which we can create and use as an appendix to our LMS. The public is invited to attend this meeting. If you have any questions please contact Emergency Manage-ment Director Shayne Morgan, (386) 758-1125 ext. 2 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgJanuary 12, 15, 19, 22, 2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE SCHOOLBOARD OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAThe School District of Columbia County, Florida announces they will hold a workshop, to which all per-sons are invited to attend as follows:DATE: Tuesday, January 28, 2014TIME: 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Columbia County School DistrictAdministrative Complex Auditorium372 West Duval StreetLake City, FL32055PURPOSE: Workshop to discuss budget issues. No action will be tak-en at this meeting.Pursuant to the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommo-dations to participate in the above workshop is asked to advise the School Board at least 48 hours be-fore the workshop by contacting Mrs. Lynda Croft at (386) 755-8003. School Board of Columbia County, FloridaBy: Terry L. 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If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 420Wanted to Buy K&H TIMBER We Buy Pine Hardwood & Cypress. Large or small tracts. Call 386-288-6875. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous 1 & 1/2 boxes of 3x6 white tile $100 386-292-9080 BLUE LIVING room chair $30 OBO 386-292-3927 FLINTWORK, Approximately 3 million lbs., 10 cents a pound. Call 386-961-1090 Studio Piano Suitable for small church or home $450 OBO 386-292-3927 WHIRLPOOLWASHER and dryer, white, looks and runs great, $265 386-292-3927 WHITE ELECTRIC Stove Clean, Works great $195 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 Bedroom newer Mobile Homes clean, quite Mobile Home Park. Offer senior citizen discount. 386-234-0640 2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $500/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com Avail. Feb. 1st. Singlewide 2br/1.5ba, all electric, AC/H, W/D hookup, Quiet comm. $475/mo 1st+last+dep. 386-752-8978 LARGE 3BR/2BA DWMH on large farm 8 miles NWof Lake City. Ideal for farm family w/animals. $700/mo+sec 755-3456 640Mobile Homes forSaleIncome Tax Sale We will Discount your New Home up to $5000. Bring us your Tax Return and we will discount whatever your refund amount is Up to $5000 when you purchase From North Pointe Homes of Gainesville. Ordered Homes Only! No Pressure Sales! 352-872-5566 Now Open Sundays 11-4, Hwy 441 North (1/2 mile N of SR 222) Gainesville 705Rooms forRent ROOMMATE NEEDED Ellisville area, 1700 sq ft home on 10 acres. No children. $400/mo 386-984-6271 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent $100 off 1st mo rent!1, 2 & 3BR apts.$89 DepositPools, B-ball, gym & more! *FREE afterschool programWindsong AptsCall forourlow rent rates386-758-8455 05542871WindsorArms Apartments Under New Management NOWLEASING Lake Citys Premier Apartment Homes. 2BR, 1, 1.5, or 2BA, Gated Community, Free 200 Dish Network Channels, Pool, W/D hookups, tankless water heater, energy efficient appliances. Starting at $599/mo. Call (386) 754-1800 1BR APT. Downtown Location, Clean. $450 mo, plus Security. NO PETS. Call 386-755-3456 2BR/1BAAPT. CH/A $500. mo $500 dep. No pets 386-697-4814 2BR/2BADUPLEX w/garage $700mth Plus Deposit Call 755-6867 ALandlordYou Can Love 2 br Apts $550. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Downtown Ft White Upstairs Studio Apt, private and clean, Must have ref.1st+last+sec. $450/mo Available Feb 1st. 941-924-5183 Nice Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bdrm. Kitchen, dining, LR $475. mo plus sec. Incld pest control. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentUPDATED 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 ForRent2BR/1BAHOUSE $530/mo $530/deposit. 386-697-4814 ALandlord You Can Love! 3br/1.5ba, Eat in Kitchen, CH/A, 2 car carport $800mth + dep 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 HOUSE FOR Rent or Sale, Beautiful Blackberry Farms Subdivision on 2.5 acres, 3br/2.5ba, 2 car garage attached workshop and much more. $1,700/mo. For more info please call 954-464-0173 Nice 2BR/1BA174 Irma Ave., Avail. Feb 1st. CH&A, Washer /Dryer hook ups, No pets. $600/mth, $600 dep.386-344-5065 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 pymt, $24,900, ($256 month) 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale 1BR/1BAw /24x30 workshop on 2.8 acres. Owner financing $4K down $491/mo 201 NWBronco Terr. 352-215-1018 www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 3br/2ba in Piccadilly Park Updated kit & baths, great room w/FP, 386-719-6902 CBL3@cornell.edu www.cdlyon.net/331 Lake City 822 NWSpringdale Gln, 3br/1ba, single family 1268sf, great starter home, lease or cash. Call for details 877-519-0180 820Farms & Acreage10 ACRES with w/ss/pp. Owner financed, low down payment Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 940Trucks 2007 TOYOTA Tundra, Double Cab, TRD, 119,000 miles, very good condition. $15,900 386-758-6047 951Recreational VehiclesCoachman Catalina 95 5th wheel 24w/awning slide out, elect brakes, cold AC, elect. self levelers, too much to list $4,500 Very good cond. 386-288-6099 PublishedMonthlybythe Lake City ReporterREPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com
From staff reports The law firm of McRae & McRae is pleased to announce that Kevin A. McNeill, Esq. has joined the firm as a partner. The name of the firm will now be McRae & McNeill. Im extremely excited about this opportunity to come to Lake City. I heard yall play good high school football up here and I love good football, McNeill said. McNeill formerly prac ticed law in Gainesville with the law firm of Dell Graham, P.A. for more than nine years. For a long time, Ive want ed to get to a smaller com munity where lawyers can have genuine relationships with the people they repre sent. Lake City fits that to a tee, he said. McNeill was raised in Port Charlotte. He moved to Gainesville where he attend ed and graduated from the University of Florida. He attended law school at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University and worked as an attorney in Fort Lauderdale for two years with the law firm of Conrad & Scherer, LLP, before working in Gainesville. When asked if he will miss anything about work ing in Fort Lauderdale and Gainesville, he answered, Nothing except for the peo ple I worked with. When I think of the perfect life as a lawyer, its not in some 10story building in a city where it takes 30 minutes to drive five miles. I think about peo ple knowing me by my first name. I think about being someone that people who are hurt or having a hard time can turn to for help. McNeill is married to Kimberly Woodham McNeill. They have three children: Julian, who cur rently attends the University of Florida; Jordan, who is in her first year of high school; and Jett, who is in his first year of middle school. McNeill is a member of the Board of Directors of Three Rivers Legal Services. I think that the work I do with the Bar complements my work as an attorney, he said. For me, the bottom line is that I want to help others because I believe in old-fashioned lawyers lawyers that were a part of the community and that made the community better. So reaching out to promote inclusion, or helping young lawyers get involved in lead ership roles, or doing what I can to protect legal aid for those who cannot neces sarily afford an attorney is important to me. 4C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, JANUARY 19-25, 2014 4CBIZ NOW LEASING Lake Citys Premier Apartment Complex 2 BR, 1, 1 1 / 2 or 2 BA, Free 200 Dish Network Channels, Gated Community, Pool, with W/D hookups, tankless water heater, energy ecient appliances Starting At $599 mo. Starting At $599 mo. 384 SW Dexter Circle, Lake City (386) 754-1800 Call UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT DEBORAH MYLES B RO K ER 386-719-1224 Each office independently owned and operated New Construction and Ready for new owner... Beautiful new home in Woodborough S/D. 3 Br./2 B, 2284 heated sq. ft. Features tray ceilings in Great room, dining room and Master bedroom. Bathrooms have marble counter tops. Beautiful fireplace trimmed in marble. So many upgrades. Finished bonus room above the garage, could be 4th bedroom. MLS 84478 $290,000 From staff reports Gentiva Home Health has been named a 2013 Home Health care Consumer Assessment of Health care Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing those home health agen cies that provide the best patient experience. Established by Deyta, this annual honor recognizes the top 20 percent of agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as mea sured from the patients point of view. HHCAHPS Honors acknowledges the highest performing agencies ranked by analyzing satisfaction measures covering both per formance and improvement of care over a twelve-month period. Deyta used the HHCAHPS survey results from over 1,200 eligible home health agencies contained in its HHCAHPS database with an evaluation period of April 2012 to March 2013. Performance ratings were based on two separate categories. Qualifications for eligibility included those HHAs that were compliant and partnered with Deyta for the evaluation period. We are excited to honor these outstanding home health agencies, said J. Kevin Porter, president and CEO. Their tireless work has made a real difference in the lives of their patients, and we look forward to acknowledging their excellence. Gentiva Home Health executive director, Marie Johnson, ARNP, credits the recognition of the staff being named a 2013 HHCAHPS Honors recipient to truly caring about their patients, treating them with the same quality care as they would treat a loved family member. Johnson said Gentiva is blessed with exceptional professionals on staff that take pride and show professionalism every day in their work. I am very proud of our staff and love knowing that our patients rate us a top provider in the nation, Johnson said. Thats what it is all about, satisfying our patients, and it is awesome to have them express they have received quality services by us. We strive to make a difference for every patient we serve. Gentiva Home Health honored COURTESY The Lake City staff of Gentiva Home Health is pictured. FIRM RECOGNIZED COURTESY Bowl-a-thon a hit Crime Stoppers of Columbia County would like to thank everyone that helped make the third annual fundraising Bowl-a-thon a huge success. Special thanks to all those that donated the great prizes. McNeill joins local law firm McNeill
LIFE Sunday, January 19, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D Story ideas?Contact EditorRobert Bridges754email@example.com Lake City Reporter1DLIFEBy AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.com As last years graduating Columbia High School senior class left Tiger Stadium with diplomas in hand, Holly Wheelers dream had already started. During her valedictorian speech, she borrowed Henry David Thoreaus words to encourage stu-dents to go confidently in the direc-tion of their dreams. But what many audience members might not have realized was how much work she had already done toward accomplish-ing her life goals. Her hard work earned her the title of Columbia County Academic Top Scholar for the 2012-13, an honor presented to one student in a school district each year. Wheeler was hon-ored to receive the award. I decided when I was about 14 that I wanted to be a dentist like my mom, she said. When she gives someone a new set of dentures, it completely transforms their smile. I love that, and I want to be able to help people in that way. For Wheelers whole life, she has received straight As in school. In addition to good grades, she joined Future Health Professionals (HOSA) and participated in the Finance Program at Columbia High School. Before graduating high school, Wheeler had already earned her AA from Florida Gateway College and acquired her Certified Nursing Assistant license. She now attends the University of North Florida full-time, majoring in Biology for Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Leadership. When she gets the chance, Wheeler shadows her mother, Lorrie Wheeler, at The Oakhill Dental Group. Knowing what I want to do has helped me in school, Wheeler said. Im at UNF now, and I know exactly what I need to take. ... I think, over-all, dentistry is a great career. My mom needs someone to buy her practice when she retires, so I think I want to do that. Wheeler also worked at the Tiger Bank when she was in high school, which led to a part-time job as a sales associate at First Federal Bank of Florida. She just celebrated her third anniversary with the company. They are awesome to me, she added. If I need off for school, they let me off. They just do so much for me. As a high school student, Wheeler took dual-enrollment classes at night or online so that she could continue to work at First Federal during the day. By her junior and senior years, she was only taking two courses on the CHS campus the health and finance classes. I think my parents want to see me succeed in whatever I do, Wheeler said. I want them to be proud of me. ... My mom has never pushed me in any direction I didnt want to go. I want to be like them. I admire both of them so much. Wheeler is the oldest of four children, and knows that she has set high expectations for her younger siblings. However, she said all three of them do just as well in school as their older sister. Shes one of those kids who you cant have any higher expectations for because she already has such high expectations for herself, Lorrie Wheeler said. I take it as such a huge compliment when people com-pare me to her. According to Lorrie Wheeler, her xceeding xpectations AMANDA WILLIAMSON/ Lake City Reporter God has blessed me with an amazing lie, and I am most thankful for my relationship with Him, Holly Wheeler said, pictured above at he r place of employment, First Federal Bank of Florida. My family, school and work are preparing me for whats to come, and I cant wait to see whats in store for m y future.Criteria for the Academic Top Scholar AwardThe Florida Department of Education One Florida Academic Scholar (FAS) award recipient in each district (including public and private high schools) will be designated the ATS award recipient. The ATS recipient will receive a cost per credit hour award (established by the Florida Legislature in the General Appropria-tions Act) in addition to the Florida Academic Scholars award. To be designated an Academic Top Scholar, a student must:Q Meet the eligibility requirements for an initial Florida Academic Scholar award.Q Have received funding at an eligible Florida postsecondary institution during the fall term of the academic year following high school graduation.Q Be the highest ranked FAS award recipient in the county where the student last attended high school. For this determination, FAS award re-cipients will be ranked based on the product of their Bright Futures grade point average and combined SAT score, or equivalent ACT score. W e hope that you all had wonderful holidays, the decorations are down and put away and that you have good luck keeping those New Years resolutions. You may have had ham during the holi-days but you may be in the mood again like Genie was. She cooked a ham and a turkey for Christmas dinner for 13 people and one sweet dog. When the crowd had gone with packages of leftovers, she decided to make a ham sandwich only to discover there wasnt any leftover ham. So, she had company this past weekend and decided to cook another ham so she could have plenty of leftover ham for sandwiches, seasoning and soup making. Her favorite way to make ham is so simple. Ham with CokeQ cup brown sugar Q 2 Tbs. yellow mustard Q 1 can of Coca Cola (can be diet)Q Ham Directions:Thoroughly combine brown sugar and mus-tard moistened with just enough coke to make a smooth paste, reserv-ing remaining coke. Rub entire ham with mixture. Place ham in crock pot and add remaining coke. Cover and cook on high setting for one hour, then turn to low setting for 6-7 hours if ham weighs 3 to 4 lbs. and 8 10 hours if ham weighs 5-plus lbs. To accompany ham you cant go wrong with this pineapple casserole which is so easy and so delicious.Pineapple CasseroleQ 3 lg. cans crushed pineapple, completely drainedQ cup of sugar Q 1 cups shredded cheddar cheeseQ 2 Tbs. self-rising flour Q 2 cups crushed cheddar crackers e.g. cheese-its or gold fish Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 pan with non-stick cook-ing oil. Mix sugar with the shredded cheese, add flour and toss with the cheddar cheese mixture. Add drained pineapple to the mixture, mix and pour into prepared pan. You might want to taste this before you put in the pan to make sure it is sweet enough. You can add up to a cup of sugar if need-ed but start small. Top with crushed cheddar cheese crackers (we think gold fish crackers are the best). Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Our last column included our recipe for corn and sausage Hammin it up after holidays TASTE BUDDIES Genie Norman and Mary Kay HollingsworthTastebBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.com TASTE continued on 4D GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@ufl.eduDiscoverthe beauty of mossM any of us had out-of-state visitors over the holidays; friends and fam-ily who were fascinated with Columbia County and real Florida. Many residents are new to the area, also, and they are discovering the many charms of the county on a daily basis. Even if your lifelong existence has been in Columbia County, you cant be immune to occasionally being struck with the sudden aware-ness of Wide skies and beautiful purple, pink and orange sunsets. Waves of colorful wildflowers flowing along fields and roadways. Gracefully-moving shadows of mother and calf mana-tees in a warm, spring-fed river. Scenic rolling pastures scattered with contentedly grazing Charolais cattle. The feel and smell of the air after rain on a warm, January evening. I love discovering new places and new things. It is also enjoyable redis-covering that which is already familiar, but in a different way. One such place that deserves visiting over and over again is the Ichetucknee Springs State Park near Fort White. My family and I spent New Years morning at the park on a nature hike led by Ranger Sam Cole. Youll always learn something new about our native plants when you attend one of Ranger Sams events. View his upcom-ing Ichetucknee park tours at http://www.flo-ridastateparks.org/ichet-uckneesprings/events.cfm. Magnificent spreading oaks draped in Spanish moss are just a part of Floridas natural landscape. But to new-comers and visitors, the combination is a fascinat-ing part of the scenery. BEAUTY continued on 4D E Local couples grandson breaking ground in chemistryFrom staff reportsBOILING SPRINGS, N.C. Gardner-Webb University senior William Will Payne never expected that a summer intern-ship research project would result in an opportunity to present his findings to industry professionals, scientists, professors and students at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Yet, Paynes research was among only 50 submissions chosen for oral presentation during the con-ference, which was held recently in Atlanta. The research I presented was conducted in a summer internship in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Payne said. I gained real lab experience through the program, in a graduate school research setting. Payne is the grandson of Jim and Lena Hamilton, longtime residents of Lake City. He is the son of Dr. Albert Payne and Sandy Hamilton Payne a graduate of Lake City Community College. The family resides in Pendleton, Ind. Set to graduate in May with a double major in Chemistry and Computer Science, Payne arrived at Gardner-Webb having earned an athletic scholarship and then spent three years on the Universitys swim team. He decided to focus on his studies and professional development during his senior year. Last sum-mer, he began working to design a nanoparticle that can remove organic pollutants common in pub-lic water sources and runoff. The title of my presentation was Polymer Functionalization of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube for Nano-Resin Water Purification, Payne said. At low concentrations, certain water pollutants are very difficult to remove. The particle I made was able to remove certain organic mol-ecules from water successfully. Undergraduate students were eligible to present their findings at the conference as long as they had conducted research and written a paper, and selection was based on originality of research and results. Most students who present come from larger universities with deeper research budgets, Payne said. There were many well-quali-fied undergraduate students, pro-fessors and professionals of all types at the event, and I really enjoyed the experience. It was a great step forward in my profes-sional development and prepara-tion for grad school. With his eye on a career in biomedical research, Payne is now looking into his options for continu-ing his education. Im in the pro-cess of applying to graduate school right now, and plan to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, he said. Presenting at this confer-ence was my first time to share my findings in such a setting. I plan on continuing research through-out my career, and presenting will be a large part of that, so this was a great starting point to continue to develop my skills and experi-ences. COURTESYWill Payne is the grandson of Lake City residents Jim and Lena Hamilton. He presented his chemistry research findings at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Atlanta. WHEELER continued on 4D
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DEAR ABBY: My husband, George, and I have been married for 13 years. Last night he dropped a bombshell. He told me that while he loves me, he isnt happy. He assured me he has no inclination to divorce me, but he pretty much laid the entire reason for his unhappiness at my feet. I dont handle people well. I love George and our son, but I am most relaxed and comfortable when Im by myself. I dont neglect them. We do lots of stuff outside the house as a fam-ily. I have no close friends, and thats how I prefer it. Georges complaint is that I keep him from hav-ing friends. I have never tried to stop him. In fact, I have encouraged him to cultivate friendships and hang out with the guys, join groups, etc. He says he cant do that and leave me at home. I wouldnt mind his going out, but its nerve-racking for me to go. Abby, in 13 years I dont think I have ever looked George or my son in the eye. Its not something Im comfortable with. My husband knew how I was when he married me. What can I do? OKLAHOMA LONER DEAR LONER: You need to find out why you are unable to look even the people closest to you in the eye. Eye contact is an important part of commu-nication, and that you are unable to do it even with your child is of concern to me. There may be a psy-chological or neurological reason for it. While its fine for you to encourage your husband to socialize without you, its understandable that he would feel uncomfortable doing it all the time. He isnt a bachelor. Couples usually socialize together, and the women often initi-ate the arranging. If the root of your problem is a social anxiety disor-der, there is help available for it. Your doctor may be able to refer you to a spe-cialist. For the sake of your marriage and your family, please dont put it off. DEAR ABBY: Im thinking about marrying my longtime boyfriend, but Im hesitant because he wants me to change my last name. I want to keep my maiden name as my mother did. Most of the women I look up to in my life kept their names. My boyfriend says my wanting to keep my name tells him I am not commit-ted. He says hed be really hurt if I did it. I feel that retaining my name is the ultimate in female empow-erment. The tradition of women changing their last name goes back to when we were treated as proper-ty and not educated. What do you think I should do? FEMALE FIRST, WIFE SECOND DEAR FEMALE FIRST: Your boyfriend appears to be very tradi-tional in his thinking. Stop for a moment and ask yourself what that would mean for your future if you marry him. Would he be willing to compromise if you offer to hyphenate your name with his? If he isnt, and you feel giving up your name would make you feel like chattel, then perhaps you should look for a man whose beliefs are closer to your own. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21April 19): Prepare to follow through. The more proof and skills you have, the more clout you will obtain and the further you will go. Dont allow anyone to alter your course or push you aside. Believe in yourself. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Refrain from saying too much. Its your actions that will count, and although not everyone will like what you choose to do, it will map out your course and show your determination to proceed to the finish line. Love is high-lighted. +++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Emotional manipulation is apparent. Whether its you doing the manipulating or being manipulated, you must put a stop to it before some-one gets hurt. Make changes that benefit both you and those around you. Focus on whats proper. ++ CANCER (June 21July 22): Step back and revisit some of the ideas you have had in the past. With a couple of adjustments, you can turn an old project into an innovative and prosperous pastime. An emotional issue can be resolved with truth and promises. ++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Start the ball rolling. All those creative ideas youve been harboring can be revis-ited and the best ones put into play. Domestic changes will help improve your life but are best done with great thought, legal assistance or other expertise. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Step up the pace. Enjoy challenging activities that motivate you to do your best. Love is on the rise and spending time with someone special will lead to changes. Dont let anyone convince you to do something you dont want to do. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You will relate better to outsiders than to the people you live with. Put your feel-ers out and get opinions regarding some of the situ-ations you face and the con-cerns you have. Good advice will come from an unusual source. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Form an agreement with someone who can contribute to your goals. An unusual partnership looks good, but first come to terms with who will be responsible for what. Someone or some-thing you have connected to in the past will offer an opportunity. ++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Pending matters must be looked at again and new considerations should be made. Self-decep-tion due to an emotional matter will lead you astray. Get grounded and ask some-one you trust for an opinion. Honesty will be essential. ++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Fine-tuning a deal or coming into cash or a good deal is apparent. Aggressive action will bring about the change you desire and that you feel will help broaden your horizons and send you on a prosperous journey. +++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Take heed of whats offered intellectually, as well as physically and financially. You stand to get ahead if you are willing to make changes to the way you do things. A new posi-tion will help you change a negative situation. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Look at your relationships and reassess who is in your best interest and who is not. 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By AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the ReporterAt first glance, Rum 138 looks like any of a number of other businesses sup-porting water activities in southern Columbia County. A sign outside advertises canoe and kayak rentals, along with snacks and drinks and an art gallery? The art gallery isnt the only one of the surprises Rum 138 has to offer, but its the most obvious one. On stepping inside, one is immediately struck by the colorful works of art displayed along the walls and on desks and stands. There are paintings, photographs, ceramics, carvings and beaded jew-elry, all centered around the theme of water and especially on the life and beauty of the nearby Santa Fe River and its associated springs. All are available for viewing or purchase. We have work from about 30 artists here, says Rum 138 co-owner Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson. Most of them are locally based, but some have statewide or even national reputations. For instance, John Morans photographs were recently featured in the Springs Eternal exhib-it at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Theres also Barbara Knutson; she has a stu-dio right in this area, but shes a nationally known ceramicist whose work has appeared in textbooks. An artist in her own right she paints and also creates the hand-dyed T-shirts sold at the store Jipson becomes animated when discussing the natural beauty that her art celebrates. Most people think only of the Ichetucknee when you say river in Columbia County, she says. They dont realize that the Santa Fe is also a major system here. In fact, its Columbia Countys southern border (separating Columbia from Alachua and Gilchrist counties) and is legally owned by the county. Its part of Rum Island, the countys only free park that includes a spring anyone can swim in. And its health affects all of us. Given her passion for the river, it should come as no surprise that Jipson is the president of Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (www.oursantaf-eriver.org), a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of the waters and lands of the Santa Fe River water-shed. Meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month at Rum 138, which also makes its meeting room available free of charge to other area non-profits and civic groups. Part of what we do here is to serve as an information center, said Doug Jipson, Merrillees husband and business partner. We stock bro-chures for area busi-nesses related to the river and for non-profits and public services related to maintaining the health of the Santa Fe watershed. When someone comes here to canoe or kayak on the river, to visit the art gallery, or to have Merrillee style their hair (she is a licensed cosme-tologist and has a small hair salon on the prem-ises), we want that person to have the opportunity to go away better educated about the Santa Fe River. Doug Jipson estimates that Rum 138 currently receives 10 to 20 visi-tors daily, divided evenly between local residents and tourists. Word of mouth is our best adver-tising, he said with a grin. It sometimes works in roundabout ways. Last week we had a group from Marietta, Georgia come down here and they invited friends from Lake City to come along. The funny thing was that their friends had never heard of us even though they live less than 30 miles away. The Jipsons are both dedicated to their com-munity and to living in an environmentally friendly way, a commitment expressed in their devel-opment of Rum 138. This used to be an old convenience shop and a butcher shop, but it had been abandoned for a while before we bought it in June of 2012, Merrillee Jipson said. It was pretty much gutted inside. We rebuilt it with efficiency in mind and used recycled materials where we could. Today, the neat, brightly-painted building at the corner of County Road 138 and Rum Island Road not only houses Rum 138 but also holds Doug Jipsons Digitel Video, which pro-duces advertising and mar-keting videos for the Web and other media outlets. After 11 years in Columbia County, the Jipsons are an established part of the Rum Island community. We love it here, Merrillee Jipson said. But theres so much more wed like to see done. This area had a bad reputation for a while for people coming out here and trashing the roads and the park. I think its getting better as people become more aware of what we have here. And thats really what were about at Rum 138 making people aware of the river and what it means to all of us. 4D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-04244DLIFE soup. There were a couple of errors or omissions so we are including the recipe again. We so highly recommend this soup that we wanted those readers who make our recipes to be sure and make it the correct way.Corn and Sausage SoupQ 1 lb. bulk mild sausage e.g. Jimmy Dean Q 1 lb. bulk hot sausage e.g. Jimmy Dean Q 1 lg. onion, chopped or 1 package of frozen blend of peppers, celery & onionsQ 2 lg. potatoes, large cubes Q 1 tsp. dried basil Q 2 cups of water Q 1 17 oz can of creamed corn Q 1 16 oz can of whole kernel corn Q 1 12 oz can of evaporated milk Q Salt and pepper to taste Directions:Brown sausage until done. Add onions, potatoes, salt, pepper, basil and water. Simmer for 15 minutes without lid. Add corn and milk and heat thoroughly. Let simmer 20-30 minutes without lid. Note: If you use a lid your potatoes will be too mushy. This is our first chance to wish you a Happy 2014. We look forward to adding to your cooking adventures with even more delicious dishes. These bold trees with mass-es of gray-green moss are such beautiful exclamations in the winter landscape. There are many misconcep-tions about Spanish moss because it looks and grows so much differently than other plants. Spanish moss is not a moss or a tree parasite; it has no roots and it isnt even Spanish. This plant is an epiphyte, which means it grows on another plant only for support, and it pro-duces its own food. Water and nutrients from the air are obtained by absorp-tion through its leaves and stems. Spanish moss needs lots of light, so trees with filtered canopies, like live oaks, make perfect homes. Some people have the misconception that Spanish moss kills their trees. Sick and weak trees with thinning canopies provide sunny homes. The declining tree comes first, and then the moss can grow. Another misconception is that wet moss is heavy and breaks limbs. The reality is that the branch was weak and would have broken anyway. For more research based informa-tion, read the UF/IFAS document http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep485. If you have questions about Spanish moss, veg-etable gardens, pruning or other gardening topics, call the Master gardeners at 752-5384 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You can also visit them at the Fort White public library on Wednesday afternoons. The first step towards pre-paring a spring garden is getting your free soil pH test at the Extension office. Call for details. Q Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollingswoth are Columbia County residents who love good food and fun. Their column on area restaurants appears twice monthly. You can contact them at TasteBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.com. Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. daughter also participated in 16 musicals, placed second in HOSAs national competition in dentistry two years in a row and plays piano. Lorrie Wheeler believes Hollys dedication to First Federal served her better than if she had worked at The Oakhill Dental Group. The experience gained from Holly Wheelers employment at the local bank, Lorrie Wheeler said, has complemented instruc-tion given by her parents to be a better business person. We love having Holly with us, said Gigi Register, Regional Sales Manager at First Federal and Wheelers boss. She is a great testimo-ny of our partnership with the Finance Academy at CHS. Holly Wheelers father, Brad Wheeler, is a retired funeral director. Occasionally, he takes time out of his retirement to help out at the Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. She is one of those kids who has listened, Lorrie Wheeler said. She hasnt always liked what Ive said ... But Ive told her, its not my job to tell you what you want to hear, but to tell you what you need to hear. Holly Wheeler plans to attend the College of Dentistry at the University of Florida or Nova Southeastern beginning in the fall of 2016. WHEELERContinued From 1D BEAUTYContinued From 1D TASTEContinued From 1D Natural beauty inside and out at Rum 138 Photos by AVALYN HUNTER/ Special to the ReporterDoug and Merrillee Jipson sit in their office at Ru m 138 wearing hand-dyed T-shirts created by Merrillee and sold at the shop. A selection of artwork is shown hanging in the gall ery.