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Lake City Reporter THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM 1 LOCAL Black History Month 2014: A local take, 6A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 03 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Black History . . . . . . . . 6A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 4B OPINION Local reaction to Creation vs. Evolution debate, 4A. 61 45 Showers, 2A SPORTS National Signing Day, 1B. Flood case goes to mediation By STEVEN RICHMOND firstname.lastname@example.org A local couples lawsuit against Columbia County over flood dam age to their home has gone to mediation. Husband and wife Rodney Baker and Deborah Baker took legal action against the coun ty over what they claim was a botched stormwater drainage system on the periphery of their property, located in the Eastwood Subdivision in the Clay Hole watershed area, that led to numerous instances of flood dam age since 2006, according to their December 2012 complaint. The county has since taken a number of defensive positions, saying the Bakers are past the statute of limitations to seek legal action and knew or should have known that [the property] was prone to flooding. However, the Bakers claim they are owed damages for the JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Wendell Snowden, Wellborn Blueberry Festival chairman, is seen on the land where the new Country Store is slated to be built. The shed where theyre cur rently storing most of their items is seen in the background. COURTESY The Wellborn Community Association Country Store is seen in this file photo from 2012. Without their support... we would never have this building. On Monday, the Suwannee Valley Community Foundation advisory board voted to fund a replacement building to serve as a Country Store dur ing the Blueberry Festival, as Santas Workshop in December and a meeting place for local community organizations. Im very grateful to the Community Foundation, Snowden said. Without their donation, without their support, we would never have this build ing. As a philanthropic organiza tion, the Foundation supports projects throughout its fivecounty jurisdiction to help increase the local quality of life. Since 2002, the organiza tion has used unrestricted funds contributed by charitable individuals and lifelong lovers of the community to create playgrounds, food banks, com munity theaters and more. Several board members visit ed Wellborn Sunday to view the land the future Country Store would occupy. According to James Montgomery, chairman of the advisory board for the Foundation, the board loved the project. We like hands-on projects, Montgomery said. Something you can put your hands on, not like a study where you spend your money and its gone. We like something you can see and say we helped with that. Prior to the Lake City Reporters article on the Community Foundation, the Blueberry Festival passed year after year without a country store to house community wares. Snowden, president of the Wellborn Community Wellborn to get its country store back. By AMANDA WILLIAMSON | email@example.com W ELLBORN Wellborns Country Store meant more to Wendell Snowden than a stuffed stor age building or a shop for the annual Blueberry Festivals baked goods. To him, the store held a sentimental history. So when Suwannee County needed the land for a fire station, he tried everything in his power to keep the important landmark. But after fighting so hard for the fire station, Snowden knew it was right to move the Country Store. In 2012, it was demolished. Community Foundation donates funds for Country Store CVS lauded locally for dropping tobacco By TONY BRITT firstname.lastname@example.org The nations second largest drug store chain, CVS, said Wednesday it will no longer sell cigarettes or other tobacco-related products after Oct. 1. Lauren Pinchouck, Tobacco Prevention Specialist with the Columbia County Health Department, praised the move. Customers wont be tempted by those products at the counters, as well as the youth theres always a concern with youth getting access to tobacco products, and if theyre not seen on the shelves, they wont be tempt ed to use them, she said. She said the deci sion is his toric. We feel this is pretty monu mental because they have over 7,600 stores nationwide and we have two stores here in Lake City, Pinchouck said. CVS is one of the largest retailers in America and this is paving the way for a healthier country with this huge announcement. Pinchouck said she was sur prised by the decision to remove tobacco from the stores shelves. CVS is really a glowing exam ple for other large retailers to fol low suit in this great fight against tobacco, she said. The decision will aide in preventing cancer, heart disease and tobacco-related deaths and will help Floridians cut their healthcare costs. Were very excited about this big announce ment from CVS and we think it will be great to make Florida a healthi er place to live and breathe. CVS sees the move as one that will help grow its business that works with doctors, hospitals and others to improve customers health. It is the latest evidence of a big push in the drugstore industry Timco looking to expand presence at Lake City airport By TONY BRITT email@example.com Timco is looking to add jobs at the Lake City Gateway Airport property, potentially creating 10 new jobs a month for the immediate future. A Community Development Block Grant, obtained through the City of Lake City, could be the financial means to provide the increase in employment opportunities. During Wednesdays Columbia County Economic Development Department meeting, Jesse Quillen, county economic development department executive direc tor, informed board members that Timco is looking to expand it current 700-person workforce. Timco leases space at the Lake City Gateway Airport from the City of Lake City who owes and operates the airport and its property. According to reports, Timco is try ing to secure a contract to work with United Airlines and they are applying for a $750,000 CDBG, with the City of Lake City, to renovate a hangar at the Lake City Gateway Airport to work on United Airlines planes. The entire project is expected to cost more than $2 million. Timco currently has a local workforce of about 715 people, but if funding becomes available, the company hopes to grow by about 10 employees a month. In other business, the Economic Development Department Advisory board also authorized proposed incentive pack ages for Project Breeze. The Project has been labeled Project Breeze because state law allows officials to withhold the name of the company. FILE The front of the Timco building is seen. CVS is one of the largest retailers in America and this is paving the way for a healthier country with this huge announcement. Lauren Pinchouck, Tobacco Prevention Specialist with the Co lumbia County Health Department Sam King shakes hands with Wendell Snowden outside the Suwannee County Fire Rescue Station 5 on Wednesday. King praised Snowden for helping to bring the fire rescue station so close to his home, which helped save his life after a bad fall from his roof. TOBACCO continued on 6A WELLBORN continued on 3A TIMCO continued on 3A FLOOD continued on 6A
Friends speak at theater hearing NEW PORT RICHEY Family and friends of a retired Tampa police captain accused of fatally shooting a man at a movie theater told a judge Wednesday that the former officer is an honorable, even-tempered man who should be released on bail. Curtis Reeves, 71, is charged with seconddegree murder in the killing of 43-year-old Chad Oulson. Police said Reeves became upset when Oulson was texting during the movie previews. The two men got into a verbal argument and witnesses told officers that Oulson threw popcorn at Reeves, authorities have said. Judge Pat Siracusa will decide whether to grant bail for Reeves, who was has been in jail since the Jan. 13 shooting. Reeves attorney said his client was defending himself, but prosecutors said Oulson didnt hit or touch Reeves. If convicted, Reeves could face a man datory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison. Oulsons wife was in court Wednesday, but didnt speak. Reeves sat quietly at the defense table, flanked by two of his attorneys. He wore khaki pants, a white shirt and a burgundy sweater vest. He was not shackled and had the least restrictive constraints the court allows for a defen dant something a Pasco County sheriffs deputy told the judge his agency disagreed with. 2AWEATHER 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 6 07 08 09 10 Friday Saturday Cape Canaveral 75/64/sh 79/62/sh Daytona Beach 69/62/sh 74/58/sh Fort Myers 82/65/sh 81/63/sh Ft. Lauderdale 81/69/pc 82/70/pc Gainesville 64/56/sh 69/54/sh Jacksonville 60/54/sh 67/51/ts Key West 80/71/pc 80/71/pc Lake City 64/56/sh 69/54/sh Miami 82/70/pc 82/70/pc Naples 78/65/pc 80/66/sh Ocala 67/57/sh 72/57/sh Orlando 71/61/sh 77/60/sh Panama City 60/53/pc 60/46/sh Pensacola 59/46/pc 65/45/sh Tallahassee 62/52/sh 63/43/sh Tampa 71/62/sh 74/59/sh Valdosta 61/52/sh 58/45/sh W. 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Record high Record low Normal month-to-date Normal year-to-date THU 61 45 FRI 61 54 SAT 67 50 SUN 67 40 MON 61 40 WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed 46 61 77 75 84 76 75 34 40 53 62 57 64 64 Actual high Actual low Average high Average low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Thursday, Feb. 6 Thursday's highs/Thursday night's low 5 Moderate mins to burn 30 Slight chance of rain showers Slight chance of rain showers Chance of rain showers Slight chance of rain showers Mostly sunny 1:28 a.m. HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO 2014 0.33" 12:27 p.m. King James teams up with Starz for comedy series NEW YORK L eBron James is no stranger to get ting the greenlight to shoot, but this time its for a scripted comedy series set in the world of professional basketball. Starz network is giving the go-ahead his sitcom, Survivors Remorse. The Miami Heat star will serve as an executive producer of the half-hour show. He will team with Tom Werner, a force behind series such as The Cosby Show and Roseanne. Actor-writer Mike OMalley will also be an executive producer. The story follows Cam Calloway, a bas ketball phenom in his early twenties who is thrust into prominence after signing a multi-million-dollar contract with a pro team in Atlanta. The series will shoot in Atlanta. Its sixepisode first season airs this fall. The net work didnt announce any cast members. Madonna says in a statement that she admires Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova. They were recently released after nearly two years in jail fol lowing a conviction for hooliganism when they staged a protest in a Russian church. The Feb. 5 Bringing Human Rights Home concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn also includes Imagine Dragons, Lauryn Hill, The Flaming Lips and others. British man jailed for defacing queens portrait LONDON A fathers rights activist has been sentenced to six months in jail for spraying purple paint across a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey. Tim Haries told jurors he defaced the royal portrait with the word help to highlight what he described as the social catastrophe of divorced fathers being denied access to their children. Haries, who was dressed in a Superman suit, is a member of Fathers4Justice, a group that has carried out stunts on behalf of fathers who they claim have been prevented by the courts from seeing their children. Judge Alistair McCreath told Haries on Wednesday that he had caused deliber ate and planned ... damage to a valuable item of property on public display, carried out as a publicity exercise. Discovery to air wingsuit flight off Everest peak NEW YORK Discovery Channel plans a live broadcast of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest. High-altitude climber Joby Ogwyn will make the attempt in May, and Discovery announced Wednesday that it will be there to cover it. The network will air a live two-hour broadcast showing the California native as he battles conditions on the way to the summit of the worlds tallest mountain, then takes the plunge. A broadcast date hasnt been specified. Scripture of the Day Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856-1950) For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth. He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord . Psalm 33:4-5 See an error? 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. 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This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Lake City 1658 W. US Hwy. 90 Gville E. Campus 1200 SW 5th Ave. W. Campus 1900 SW 34th St. Jonesville 107 NW 140th Terrace Hunters Walk 5115 NW 43rd St. Tower Square 5725 SW 75th St. UF Health Shands Room H-1 Springhills Commons 9200 NW 39th Ave. Alachua 14759 NW 157th Ln. Ocala 3097 SW College Rd. East Ocala 2444 E. Silver Springs Blvd. West Marion 11115 SW 93rd Court Rd. Summereld 17950 US Hwy. 441 Tallahassee 1511 Killearn Center Blvd. APR 1 Association, said the orga nization would have just continued doing what they did the in the past if not for the article. Because they didnt have the funds to purchase a new space, the WCA placed its pies, cobblers and jams inside the Community Assocition Center. The shop shared the space with other fes tival attractions, which wasnt ideal. I wasnt discouraged, Snowden said. Eventually, I knew we would be able to do enough fundraisers to raise the funds to get a building. Then here comes the Lake City Reporter, and placed the answer right in our hands. Snowden began Tuesday to research various busi nesses capable of placing a pre-fabricated building on the Wellborn Community Association property. He has received three propos als so far, with an aver age price around $6,100. According to Snowden, he only requested $5,500 from the Suwannee Valley Community Foundation. The new country store should be in place by midApril, he said, if everything goes according to plan. It will sit directly at the entrance to the WCAs property, making it the first attraction the festivalgoers see. I already have a plan. Put that building right here. Im ready, Snowden said. Theyll come in and buy their pies. We wont have to eat them all ourselves. When the building arrives, Snowden hopes to decorate it with memo rabilia from its predeces sor. He saved the old stores signage and siding, painted with scenes of Suwannee County by a Florida Gateway College art student. Prior to the construc tion of the fire station, Wellborn only had a volun teer department. Snowden said response times in the community were ter rible because emergency response vehicles had to travel great distances. Not long after he moved into the small community Snowden started petition ing the Suwannee County Commission to bring an ambulance service into Wellborn. He soon learned the ambulance service would have to be a fire department instead. When the county sur veyed downtown Wellborn, they realized there wasnt enough space to build a fire station. So, the WCA donated land to the county. It wasnt enough. The county needed an additional seven feet, Snowden said. To keep from hinder ing the movement of the firefighters, he added, the old country store had to be moved. Due to the buildings antique founda tion, it wouldnt have sur vived. The WCA decided to demolish their country store. We did the right thing by moving the store, Snowden said. The sta tion serves everyone in Suwannee County and, since being operational, has reduced response times immensely. Suwannee County resident Sam King agrees. While putting up Christmas lights in November, King slipped from his ladder and broke several bones. Wellborn firefighters took minutes to arrive at his location. Every moment counted, King said, since they origi nally believed he had suf fered internal injuries. Mr. Snowden, I just wanted to thank you for this, King said, gesturing to the new fire station. In a roundabout way, you saved my life. But demolishing the building meant the WCA lost its store and its yearround storage space. Now, a shed holds kitchen appli ances, cabinets and vari ous decorations previously placed inside the store. Snowden hopes to use the back section of the Foundation-funded build ing to store the supplies, but keep the front open for use. Unlike the previous building, it will be more than a storehouse and fes tival shop. To show its appre ciation, the WCA plans to honor the Suwannee Valley Community Foundation with a plaque. Ill put a 10-by-10 foot plaque up on that build ing, Snowden said. I dont mind. WELLBORN Continued From 1A Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL & ST A TE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 3A The company initially made a proposal to bring a nearly $20 million investment to the area. However, Quillen said that during recent talks, the company has indicated its initial investment will now be about $7.5 million. Construction is expected to take about 18 months and take place from 201416. The company plans to create 40 full-time posi tions within a five-year period. The incentive offer is valid for three years from the completion of con struction, assuming the project is approved. The incentive offer is based on a minimum of 10 new jobs to be created in the first year and the com pany must maintain the newly created jobs for the life of the incentive con tract. The incentive offer is capped at 40 new jobs and each job must exceed 125 percent of the current county average. The maxi mum incentive offered by the city would not exceed $88,110, while the maxi mum incentive offered by the county would not exceed $180,338. At the end of each year the city would pay an incentive based on a per job value of $747 and at the end of the year the county would pay an incentive based on a per job value of $1,503. TIMCO Continued From 1A By MARGIE MENZEL The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE A bill backed by the National Rifle Association that lawmakers said would add common sense to zero-tolerance policies for guns in public schools sailed through a House education panel on Wednesday. The measure (PCB KTS 14-02) by House Judiciary Chairman Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, would prevent chil dren from being disciplined for simulating a gun while playing or wearing clothes that depict firearms. Baxley called the mea sure the pop-tart bill a reference to a widely reported news story about a Maryland 7-year-old who was suspended from school last year for chewing his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun. Obviously we dont want firearms brought to school in a backpack, Baxley said. But we were definitely hav ing some over-reactions. According to national news reports, incidents have included punishing students for drawing a picture of a gun, using a finger as an imaginary gun while making the sound of a gun, owning a miniature gun on a keychain, owning a gun made of Legos and wearing a National Rifle Association T-shirt to school. In Florida, Fox News reported, an 8-year-old boy was suspended from Harmony Community School in the Central Florida community of Harmony after using his finger as a gun while playing cops and robbers with friends. Jordan Bennett was suspended for a day after school adminis trators said the gesture was an act of violence. The stories didnt sound far-fetched to members of the House K-12 Subcommittee, who added their own. Rep. Carl Zimmermann, a Palm Harbor Democrat and high-school journalism teacher, recalled a student who --weeks before her graduation --was found to have a pink water pistol in the back seat of her car and wasnt allowed to walk to graduation as a result. Rep. Karen Castor Dentel, a Maitland Democrat and a public-school teacher, said the zero-tolerance policies often prevent administra tors from using their com mon sense because their hands are tied. I support the bill so that people will be able to have that flexibility. Florida law requires dis trict school boards to adopt policies of zero tolerance for crime and victimization, requiring, among other things, that students found in possession of firearms or weapons at school, at school functions or on school transportation be expelled for a minimum of one year and referred to the criminal-justice or juve nile-justice system. By STEVEN RICHMOND firstname.lastname@example.org Local authorities are on the lookout for a group of transient handymen accused of scamming peo ple out of money with shod dy home improvement projects, LCPD investiga tor Craig Strickland said. The men are said to be affiliated with the Irish Travelers, a traditionally nomadic group of indi viduals who currently have roots in the Murphy Village community of North Augusta, S. C. Theyll go do to door, solicit handyman work and maybe paint a home or barn, Strickland said. And when it rains, the paint washes away, because the group uses a mixture of gasoline and paint flakes instead of durable, high quality paint, he said. The group allegedly has small fleet of nonde script pickup trucks with handyman and painting suppliesthree of which local police recovered after the group left them behind at Cypress Inn. Strickland said members of the group also stayed at Gateway Inn last week, but left without paying their bills. No victims have been identified in Columbia County yet, but police have received reports from victims of scams in Madison County and parts of Georgia. Authorities advise peo ple to be suspicious of individuals going door-todoor offering to paint or do work around the house. The group, allegedly led by a man named Jim Joseph Costello, do not have any business materialscards, logos, uniforms, etc.and are likely to offer a real ly good rate, Strickland said. Citizens who believe they are victims of scams or have information on the group are encouraged to call LCPD at 386-752-4344 or the anonymous TIP line at 386-719-2068. Police on lookout for fraudulent handymen BEWARE Panel passes common sense tweak TOY GUN POLICES
G etting people to quit cigarettes and saving families with children from destitution have nothing in common, right? I think they do, and I think it could be President Obamas single most significant legacy if he would sponsor something comparable to a surgeon generals 1964 report on smoking killing people. This time, the report would show an epidemic of single-parent homes wrecking lives all over the place. Of course, even the most alert government reports dont always produce results. Look, for instance, at a 2001 national commission report warning that terrorism would slam us hard if we didnt watch out. Though it was quite naturally pulled off the shelves for further insights after 9/11, some major news outlets yawned to the point of no stories at all when it was initially released. By contrast, the report of Surgeon General Luther Terry was greeted as a crucial wake-up call, although, in a way, it was old stuff. Official warnings about tobacco had been around since at least 1604. Thats when a governmental treatise, not here but in England and authored by King James I, excoriat-ed tobacco as loathsome, barba-rous, stinking and venomous. By the 20th century, the adjectival onslaught had been supplemented by data showing cigarette linkages to lung cancer, emphysema, heart disease and bronchitis. In the late 1950s, the federal government announced the evidence of a cancer connection was huge. Oh, ho-hum, said smokers, smokers every-where, sucking the venom in, blow-ing it out and dying prematurely. Health organizations said this wont do, one account reminds us. They insisted on a national commission, they got one, it analyzed thousands of studies and then the surgeon general put out a whopper of a report that received big-time attention generating big-time fol-low-up. The benefits over the past half century? Smokers used to constitute about 43 percent of the population. Now theyre about 18 percent. Something like 8 million people have been saved from early deaths. Now we come to the family, venerated by great thinkers as crucial to humanity as far back as Aristotle and viewed in the 20th century by Daniel Patrick Moynihan as unrav-eling in the black community. A cerebrally gifted social scientist who later became a U.S. senator, Moynihan was an assistant sec-retary of labor in 1965 when he put out a report observing that a startling 24 percent of black women were having babies without being married, compared to a national average of 7 percent. This phenom-enon could put black progress in a cage, he said. Others have noted how his work was dismissed by many and how the situation has since spiraled, not just among blacks, whose illegiti-macy rate today is 73 percent, but among just about all groups as the national average has climbed to 41 percent. While the lone mother is sometimes successful and two-par-ent homes are sometimes a mess, the rise of one-parent homes has been a catastrophe. They usually heap hardship on the mother as they leave children more likely to live in poverty, to turn to crime, to drop out of school. Parenting is a two-person proposi-tion, government is no substitute for Daddy, and studies by think-tank analysts both liberal and con-servative have shown that nothing would begin to lift millions of the poor to middle-class status as more marriage. President Obama has preferred to point to other causes as limit-ing opportunity, and, of course, there are other causes, just none that can compare to this. He has also demonstrated that he gets it, as in preaching in 2008 to a black congregation in Chicago about the detrimental consequences of absent fathers. He was a U.S. senator then. Now, as president, he needs to preach to the nation. He told Foxs Bill OReilly on a pre-Super Bowl inter-view that he brings the subject up a lot, but, it seems to me, not so anyone notices much. I propose he do more with a commission issu-ing an experts report masterfully written and masterfully publicized and reaching well beyond a 1993 commission on urban families that heeded about as much as the com-mission on terrorism. If enough of a thoroughly justified exclamation mark, it could lead to all kinds of rescue attempts and make a historic difference. T his past Tuesday night Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis debated the question, Is creation a viable model of origins in todays modern, scientific era? At the outset I should point out Gods existence does not rise or fall on the outcome of a debate. One may be smarter, more clever, or do a better job of presenting his posi-tion, but the truth about the exis-tence of God, the current state of the universe, and what happened in the past will not be decided in a war of words. I watched the live stream of the debate at our church more out of curiosity than the hope any-thing would be settled on the issue. Neither creation nor evolution can be proven beyond doubt. If they could there would be noth-ing to debate. We do not debate whether water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit at sea level; its a fact. I could recite a laundry list of facts that are not debated, but I think you get my drift. Ham spoke first and made an important point about the differ-ence between observational science and historical science. The significance of this point is there is no debate over the observations made by science; the rub comes when there are differing theories of past events that are beyond the scope of observation. Despite the rhetoric that threatened to drown out what was at issue, Nye was asked a question that brought a defining moment of clarity to the debate on origins. Nye was asked if he could explain how matter and human conscious-ness came into existence. Nye replied, I dont know. When you consider the whole scientific com-munity is not in possession of a single observable fact regarding the origin of the universe, that is an honest scientific response. Of course, Ham avowed his confidence in the declaration of Scripture where it reads, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, Genesis 1:1. As expected, Nye not only said this was not the case, but ridiculed Hams insis-tence on the reliability of the bibli-cal account. Nye said it was not reasonable to believe the creation story. But is it reasonable to deny the possibility that an all-knowing God created the universe we live in when you admit you do not know how it came into existence? Nye is in essence saying, I do not know how matter came into exis-tence, but I know God did not do it. That is what us creation guys call a logical fallacy. How can Nye hon-estly say, I dont know how things happened, but I know God had nothing to do with it? Thats something I dont know. 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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.com Spare change adds up I dont know TODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1788, Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1899, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain was ratified by the U.S. Senate. In 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Ill. In 1933, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, the so-called lame duck amendment, was proclaimed in effect by Secretary of State Henry Stimson. In 1943, a Los Angeles jury acquitted actor Errol Flynn of three counts of statutory rape. In 1952, Britains King George VI died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; he was suc-ceeded as monarch by his daughter, who became Queen Elizabeth II. In 1959, the United States successfully test-fired for the first time a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral. In 1973, Dixy Lee Ray was appointed by President Richard Nixon to be the first woman to head the Atomic Energy Commission. In 1992, 16 people were killed when a C-130 military transport plane crashed in Evansville, Ind. In 1998, President Bill Clinton signed a bill chang ing the name of Washington National Airport to Rona ld Reagan Washington National Airport. Pop music star Falco, whod had a 1986 hit with Rock Me Amadeus, died in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republi c; he was 40. Q Associated Press How to rescue millions from poverty A little spare change goes a long way at your local S&S Food Store. Last year, through customer, community and employee contributions, the company raised more than $63,000 for the Childrens Miracle Network at UF Health Shands in Gainesville. It was a grand effort, and the company along with its workers merits kudos for all the hard work work done on such a scale every year by S&S. However, none of it could have happened without you, the customer. Those dimes, nickels and quarters dropped into the container on the counter at local stores really counted. Added together, the loose change will make a real difference in the lives of area children. Good job, all. Gary B. King Q Jay Ambrose is the former director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard Newspapers, and was editor of The Rocky Mountain News in Denver and the El Paso-Herald Post. Readers may send him email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jay AmbroseMcClatchy-Tribune News Service Q Gary B. King is pastor of WayWord Ministries in Lake City. He welcomes comments and can be reached at email@example.comAOPINION
Black History (Events are scheduled throughout the community by various agencies and organizations. For more information about local efforts, visit www.itsabout-myefforts.org.)Feb. 8Annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Richardson Community Center. Admission is free. Contact Nicole Smith at 386-754-7095 for more. What Freedom Looked Like a bus trip to Ft. Mose from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. meeting at the Richardson Community Center. Admission is $25, paid by Feb. 4. Contact M. Mcallister at 386-867-1601 for more.Feb. 1570s Party/Movie Madness from 4-10 p.m. at Annie Mattox Park. Admission for citizens is free; vendors is $25. Contact Dana Jernigan at 386-623-9124 for more.Feb. 17Teen Summit (includes prizes, a mock trial, teen talk, games and college information) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Revival Center. Admission is free. Contact Dre Cray at 386-292-2725 for more.Feb. 22CDC Black Tie Fundraiser Banquet at 6 p.m. at the County Fairgrounds. Admission is $30. Contact Ann McKellum at 904-635-2021 for more.Feb. 26Festival and Talent Show at 11:30 a.m. at the Florida Gateway College Pines Square. Admission is free. Contact Amy Dekle at 386-754-4317 for more.Feb. 28Closing Ceremony and Elders Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Richardson Community Center. Admission is free. Contact M. Mcallister at 386-867-1601 for more.AnnouncementsThe NerdHigh Springs Community Theater and the ACTME actors will open their first show of the 2014 season, The Nerd by Larry Shue, on Friday, Feb. 7. It will run each weekend through March 2 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Adult admission is $11 (Seniors on Sundays, $9); youth admission is $8. Purchase tickets online at highspringscommu-nitytheater.com, at The Framery of Lake City by calling 754-2780, or at the Box Office at least 30 minutes before the show. NOTICE: Parental discretion is advised due to strong language.Save the dateCARCs 21st annual Bowl-a-thon will be held Saturday, March 15 at 1 and 3 p.m. Door prizes will be given away all afternoon; grand prizes are awarded to bowlers that raise the most money. Call 752-1880 x 105 for more info and to register your team.CHS YearbooksHunter Printing, 1330 SW Main Blvd., has about 20 like-new 2005 Columbia High School yearbooks for just $10 each. Proceeds will go to the school museum. They also have available about 20 Pat Summerall memorial football pro-grams from the 2013 foot-ball season, also $10.TodayCommunity OutreachMinistry Pointing People to Christ meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 284 SW Beech Street. The public is invited. Call Essie Wilson at 386-755-1483 for more information.Olustee LectureThe Blue-Grey Army and the Columbia County Historical Society welcome University of Florida history professor Matthew Gallman to speak about the Battle of Olustee on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Rivers Library on the campus of Florida Gateway College. The lecture is free and open to the public. Professor Gallman earned degrees in American History from Brandeis University and from Princeton University. Previously he has taught at Loyola College and at Gettysburg College. He has published widely on Civil War culture and on mid-nineteenth century American history.Date Night AuctionPhish Heads will host their annual TaTa Tapestry Date Night Auction to benefit Relay for Life/Columbia County tonight at 8:30 p.m. Paintings and Valentines Day date packages (din-ner and movie, dinner and wine, massage and flowers, golf for four, and wings and beer) will be available for auction. Feb. 7Trees in LandscapeThe UF/IFAS Extension is hosting a landscape design class on Feb. 7 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Heritage Park, 1004 Helvenston Street, Live Oak. Since trees are the framework to good landscape, attendees will be offered a free tree to take home from the class. For more information or to pre-register by Feb. 4, con-tact Pam Burke or Carolyn Saft at 386-362-2771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Columbias Top TalentFort White Elementary is hosting the Fort White divi-sion of the Columbias Top Talent show on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in their audito-rium. Admission is $5.Feb. 8Olustee PageantThe Olustee Festival Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Columbia County School Administrative Complex Auditorium. The pageant is open to the public; admission is taken at the door. Adults $7, stu-dents $5. Pre-schoolers are free. For more infor-mation, call the pageant director, Elaine Owens at 386-965-2787.Founders DayThe Bethune-Cookman Alumni Club is hosting a Founders Day Program on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Dr. Edison Jackson, President of B-CU will be the guest speaker. Dress attire is semi-formal or church attire. Admission is free. 5A Family Packs Buy More Save MoreWeekly Steak Specials Build Your Own Meat Bundles Fresh to Go HOMEMADE Sides, Spreads, Salads & Sweets! Just in...Fresh Florida Citrus, Local Cabbage, Greens and More! www.WhyNotFresh.com SOUTHERN SPECIALTIES Why Not Fresh? MEATPRODUCE Mrs. Ollistine Peaches Sumpter GilbertMrs. Ollistine Peaches Sumpter Gilbert, age 57 resi-dent of Jacksonville, Florida and former resi-dent of Lake City, Florida, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Bap-tist Medical Center termi-nating an illness. Born in Lake City, Florida she was the daughter of Mrs. Oviolet Tunsil Sumpter and Mr. Aaron Sumpter. She attended the public schools of Columbia County and was a graduate of the class of 1974 from Columbia High School. Being reared in a Christian home at an early age she united with Mt. Salem Baptist Church, and was a member of the In-dependent Pallbearer Lodge. She leaves to cherish her mem-ories, her Daughter Janell Miller Hutchens (London) and her Son Gregory Miller; One Sister, Rev. Marion Sumpter Wright; Grand-child, Olivia Miller; Two Neph-ews, Wendell A. Smith Sr. and Tony Smith (Blanchaca); Great Nephews, Kenneth Smith, Aaron Smith and Tony Smith Jr.; Grand Niece, Ariel; Two Great-Great Nieces, Kenahdi and Mikayla. And a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services for the late Mrs. Ollistine Peaches Sumpt-er Gilbert will be Saturday, Feb-ruary 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Mt. Tabor A.M.E. Church, Rev. Rob-HUW3RVWHOO2IFLDWLQJ5HY&
6A 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER BLACK HISTORY MONTH THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 I n 2009, my now 16 year old son wrote an essay entitled, The Belief in Equality: The Assassination of my Hero. I remember pick ing up his paper and being absolutely astonished by the vocabulary he used to describe John F. Kennedy and how much those words touched me and meant to me about his understanding of his place in our society. John F. Kennedy will forever be remember for the phrase, Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. As for civil rights, he noted: The heart of the question is whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated. The theme for this years black history month was chosen with John F. Kennedy and our children in mind, Created in his image, exactly as I am to be, no mistake creating me. We have a local hero that is absolutely deserving of every recognition that could be bestowed a per son for living the words of JFK and imparting that onto children. Saturday marked the Opening Ceremony for Black History month. Just as he has for the past three years, our mayor, Stephen Witt, came to share and present the Proclamation of Black History Month from the City of Lake City to its citizens. Children were called to the podium and gathered around as the words of the mayor still lingered in the room, the contri butions of black citizens have been and continue to be significant in Lake City, Columbia County and our world. I watched the chil dren as they sat and when given the opportunity, ran up to him asking if they could touch him, and gasping as other children did and I couldnt help but imagine the healing that began in their lives at that very moment that many will never experience. As the progress we make and observe remains necessary, imag ine having your towns mayor declare your sig nificance as an individual, and urge the town to fol low suit, observing that February is in fact Black History Month. I sincerely hope that our mayor knows he changed the lives of everyone in attendance Saturday and opened another gateway into the future for our children; we are grateful that you are the leader of Lake City. A leader is walking among us By BEA COKER Special to the Reporter Local wisdom Cora Coates was born in 1927 and was one of ten children belonging to a farmer and cook in Branford. Mrs. Coates has been a resident of Lake City for the past eight years, after retiring from Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Ill. At age 16, Mrs. Coates married Louis Flagg and moved to Orlando while Louis was in the army. In 1949 the couple moved to Illinois for Louis to work as a steelworker. Mrs. Coates recalls the days of living in a threestory flat in a segregated section of Chicago. A flat as she describes would today resemble an apart ment triplex, being distin guished then by a unit on each floor. She recalls the community being rather peaceful with the excep tion of a run-in with a wellknown, white hate group. The group desired to establish a parade that was not accepted by the local government and the picketing of the hate group failed to change the minds of local citizens. Mrs. Coates remembers the towns return to its quiet peaceful state upon the departure of the group. Mrs. Coates early days in Chicago were full of segregation and whites only and colored only signs in public places. Her later days transitioned to a time when integration was embraced by all citizens. Mrs. Coates was wid owed in 1984 and looks back on her life in gratitude to God for the many bless ings bestowed upon her. Shes proud of her descendents who will carry on her family phi losophies, including her son, Grady, her grandson Daniel and one great grandson. I asked Mrs. Coates to share her thoughts about the impact John F. Kennedy had on her and other Americans: The Civil Rights Address was a very important speech because it represented the ability of one man to stand for something he observed was needed in the entire world. John F. Kennedy was a President of the people and likewise used that role to repre sent the needs of the peo ple. He died because he asked people to consider the way they treated oth ers and think about trad ing spots with them. Mrs. Coates shared that November 22, 1963 the day of Kennedys assassi nation marked the day that one of the greatest men in our history died for serving God. She attributed Martin Luther King Jr. as another. Mrs. Coates shared that as we have progressed with race relations, it is frustrating to see not only white citizens, but black citizens hold on to many of the ways established between master and slave relationships. One of those frustrations is the use of maam and sir in reference to white people regardless of their age. She explains that she believes people use the words to display respect when in fact it is proof that they dont believe theyre free to make ref erence to an individual using their first and last name. Being an individual that continues to reference my elders by maam and sir, I understood how that would be perceived if I said it only to older blacks, but then to all whites. I shared with Mrs. Coates that I am person ally obligated to display respect and try hard to be consistently demonstrat ing that behavior, espe cially in the presence of young people. HISTORICALLY SPEAKING Befaithful Coker is the executive director of Its About My Efforts. Bea Coker Test your history knowledge By BEA COKER Special to the Reporter National History Whitney Moore Young Jr. was born in Lincoln Ridge, Ky., on July 31, 1921. In 1946, he earned his BS degree from Kentucky State Industrial College after returning from a hitch in the Army and teaching school for a year. Whitneys experience while serving in the European Theater during World War II under a white captain in an all-black regi ment solidified his desire to enter the race relations field. In 1944 he married Margaret Buckner and soon after began work ing for the St. Paul Urban League until 1950. After that, he worked for the Omaha, Neb., Urban League from 1950 to 1954. During this time he also worked as an instructor at the Nebraska School of Social Work and Creighton University. In 1954, he became dean of the Atlanta University School of Social Work, which gave him the opportunity to actively par ticipate in the Civil Rights battles of the South. He was involved in desegregating the Atlanta Public Library system and also co-chaired The Atlanta Council on Human Relations. In 1961, Whitney Young became executive direc tor of the National Urban League. He served on commissions under both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Whitney initiated Urban League goals and plans which included help ing blacks in the areas of housing, employment and education. His programs were incorporated into President Johnsons 1960s War on Poverty. He was the author of two books, To Be Equal and Beyond Racism. Whitney Moore Young died in a swimming acci dent while visiting Lagos, Nigeria on March 11, 1971. History from a local view COURTESY Mrs. Cora Coates. BEA COKER /Special to the Reporter A significant difference Children gather for a picture at the opening ceremony of Black History Month 2014 on Saturday at the Richardson Community Center. From staff reports Friday, Feb. 7 is Black National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Columbia County Health Department, 217 NE Franklin St., is conduct ing free HIV/AIDS test ing from 9 11 a.m. and from 1 4 p.m. The aware ness campaign has been included with National Black History Month in February. This is the mobiliza tion initiative to make the Black community aware of HIV/AIDS, said Laurette King, Columbia County Health Department health educator for the HIV/ AIDS program. We want people to get tested, edu cated, involved and get treated if they are HIVpositive. The theme for Black National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is: Am I My Brothers or Sisters Keeper? Fight HIV/ AIDS. According to statistics provided by the Florida Department of Health, of all black men living with HIV/AIDS, the primary transmission was sexual contact with other men. Of all black women living with HIV/AIDS, the primary transmission was high-risk heterosexual contact. For additional details, contact King at the Columbia County Health Department at 758-1364. AIDS Awareness Day that has been taking place over several years. Major drugstore chains have been adding in-store clinics and expanding their health care offerings. Their phar macists deliver flu shots and other immunizations, and their clinics now man age chronic illnesses like high blood pressure and diabetes and treat relatively minor problems like sinus infections. Among other things, theyre preparing for increased health care demand. Thats in part due to an aging U.S. population that will need more care in future years. Its also the result of the millions of peo ple expected to gain health insurance under the health care overhaul. CVS said it will lose about $2 billion in annual revenue by phasing out tobacco, but the move will not affect its 2014 earnings forecast. CVS notches about $1.5 billion annually in tobacco sales, but it expects a big ger hit because smokers often buy other products when they visit their stores. The company brought in more than $123 billion in total revenue in 2012. The company declined to say what will take tobac cos prominent shelf place behind cash registers at the front of its stores. CVS will test some items and may expand smoking ces sation products that are sometimes sold near ciga rettes. Its drugstores do not sell electronic cigarettes, devic es that heat a liquid nicotine solution and create a vapor that users inhale. CVS also plans to expand its smok ing cessation efforts. That includes training pharma cists to counsel people on how to quit. The Associated Press contributed to this story. TOBACCO Continued From 1A flooding, and assert the property was taken...as if [the county] possessed an easement on the property for use as an overflow dis charge area. During storms in 2004, the Bakers say their prop erty flooded to the point that runoff stormwater rose high enough to enter their home, causing damage on two separate occasions. Between September and November 2006, the county stepped in to construct and install a stormwater drainage system in the countys public right-of-way on the edge of the Bakers property. The county defends its work, asserting it was for the purpose of preserv ing the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Columbia County, and that such a policy decision is protected under sovereign immunitya legal doctrine that holds the government has an immunity from suit unless the suing party can ascertain a legal exemption. The plaintiffs assert the board of commissioners, during regularly-sched uled Aug. 2 and Aug. 16, 2012 meetings, deemed the Bakers and five other prop erties to be repetitive flood loss and recommended the county purchase the proper ties as a cost-effective solu tion to completing further stormwater mitigation proj ects to correct the issue. The county appeared to be moving toward the purchase of their home, going so far as to have the countys property acqu sition agent sit down with the Bakers with a written real estate contract to buy their home for $145,000, their complaint said. The Bakers claim they purchased a new home on July 30, 2012 because they believed the county was on the verge of purchasing their flooded property. However, the Bakers claim the county never for mally made the decision to purchase the six properties and did not take any fur ther action to compensate the families or remedy the situation. The board, County Manager Dale Williams, special legal counsel Gregory T. Stewart and a court reporter met in the shade, in the words of commissioner Ron Williams, Wednesday eve ning to discuss possible settlement negotiations and litigation strategy for the pending Baker v. Columbia County lawsuit in a closeddoor session barring public audience. While the details of the Wednesday executive ses sion are not available to the public under Florida law, the final settlement, when and if one is reached, will be a matter of public record. Mediation talks began Jan. 22, court records show, but those proceed ings are also shielded from public view. FLOOD Continued From 1A
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 email@example.com Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, February 6, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor 754-0421 firstname.lastname@example.org 1BSPORTS Regular or King Size Visit our website: www.scaffs.com month at S & S! Prices in effect thru 2/28/14 Pastry crisps Protein Plus bars Service & Smiles! Its See your favorite S & S for details! Columbia moves four players to college football. INDIANS continued on 6B Division I duo to play football on next level. Decision day JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Fort White High School football player Tavaris Williams signs to University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, during National Signing Day at the Fort White High School auditorium on Wednesday. Pictured are his grandmother, Lulu Mae Johnson (front row, from left); Williams; family friend Susan Roach, Justine Van Beek, 16; uncle, Alane Williams (second row, from left); father, Soron Williams and stepfather, Ernest Johnson. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Fort White High School football player Kellen Snider signs to Charleston Southern University, in North Charleston, S.C., during National Signing Day at the Fort White High School auditorium on Wednesday. Pictured are Macy Wells (from left), 16; Sniders father, Ken; Snider and his grandparents Andrea and John Clancy. By BRANDON FINLEY email@example.com Columbia High signed three athletes to compete at the next level in college football on National Signing Day on Wednesday. Brayden Thomas signed with Air Force Academy, Alex Weber signed at University of Mississippi, and Deontae Crumitie signed with the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Columbia head coach Brian Allen introduced the trio of signees to the Columbia High School auditorium, but also made mention of Trey Marshall, who was an early enrollee at Florida State University. Im extremely proud of these guys, Allen said. But Allen also acknowl edged that it isnt the end for any of the Tiger seniors that didnt sign on Wednesday. Just because this is National Signing Day doesnt mean that it is over for the other guys, Allen said. This thing doesnt end until the final whistle blows, just like a game. Those guys that didnt sign have to continue to strive for the goals set. Marshall was the first to sign of the class and will participate in spring football with the national champion Seminoles. He is consid ered the 11th best safety in the nation. The safety will follow Timmy Jernigan, another Columbia player to sign with the Seminoles, as a long line of Tigers to play for Florida State. Allen bragged on Thomas for being the first Tiger to sign a football scholar ship with the Air Force Academy. Hes a player that Ive seen consistent gain from since I came in here his sophomore year, Allen said. It goes to show that if you work your butt off that anything can happen. Weber is another player that Allen is proud to see going to the big show. You can see his progress from the first year to being a senior, Allen said. Im proud to see him go repre sent at the national level. Crumitie has shined for Allen and the Tigers since the coach stepped foot on campus. He expects Crumitie to be an impact player at the next level as well. Hes a three-year starter that has done everything you expect of a leader on and off the football field, Allen said. CHS continued on 2B By TIM KIRBY firstname.lastname@example.org FORT WHITE Fort White High football won its first district champion ship in 2013, and there were individual firsts for the pro gram. Kellen Snider and Tavaris Williams signed scholar ships to Division I teams during National Signing Day on Wednesday. Snider is going to Charleston Southern University and Williams signed with the University of Utah. Fort White had a sign ing celebration for the two athletes. It was the first time Fort White had two D-1 signees on National Signing Day. Both had already bro ken new ground for the Indians by being named first team all-state together. These young men worked extremely hard and deserve everything they received, Fort White head coach Demetric Jackson said in his remarks. We celebrate with them for another milestone in their careers and wish them the best in everything they do. For Williams, Utah was love at first sight. After committing to the Utes, Williams was contacted by a dozen other schools includ ing big ones like Florida, Nebraska, Boston College and Georgia Tech. I felt like I was at home and would be taken care of, Williams said. It was the perfect fit. They helped me the most academic-wise. It was my first offer. They have been there since day one. At the others I felt like I was in the background. Williams said he had a good relationship with coach Kalani Fifita Sitake, who is Utahs defensive coordina tor and head of recruiting. Kyle Whittingham is head coach for the Utes and Dennis Erickson is running backs coach. I thank God for giving me the ability to play foot ball and for the support from my family, teachers and coaches, Williams said. This is a big deal. I am the first person in my family to go to college. I want to thank Mrs. Sue Roach for helping me and my dad for always supporting me. Williams thanked his brother, Soron Williams, for always being at my side. Soron preceded Tavaris as a star running back at Fort White. He was at Tavaris side for the signing. I like whatever he likes, Soron said. If he feels like JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Deontae Crumitie (front) is joined by family and friends while signing with the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
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PG-13 Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust The Bridge to Russia Shameless Strangers on a Train Gigolos (N) Aroused (2013) SCOREBOARD 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today GOLF 11 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, first round, at Johannesburg (same-day tape) 3 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, first round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN Connecticut at CincinnatiESPN2 LSU at GeorgiaESPNU Robert Morris at LIU 9 p.m. ESPN Oregon at ArizonaESPN2 Penn St. at Michigan St.ESPNU Murray St. at BelmontFS1 UTEP at East Carolina 11 p.m. ESPNU Santa Clara at BYUFS1 Oregon St. at Arizona St. NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT San Antonio at Brooklyn 10:30 p.m. TNT Chicago at Golden State WINTER OLYMPICS (All events taped unless noted as live) NBC 8 p.m. At Sochi, RussiaFigure Skating (Team Event: Mens Short Program, Pairs Short Program); Mens and Womens Snowboarding Slopestyle Competition; Womens Freestyle Skiing Moguls CompetitionBASKETBALLNBA schedule Todays Games San Antonio at Brooklyn, 8 p.m.Chicago at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Fridays Games Oklahoma City at Orlando, 7 p.m.Portland at Indiana, 7 p.m.L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.Cleveland at Washington, 7 p.m.Sacramento at Boston, 7:30 p.m.Brooklyn at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Denver at New York, 7:30 p.m.Utah at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.Minnesota at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m.Toronto at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. All-Star rosters All-Star Game: Feb. 16 at New Orleans EASTERN CONFERENCE Starters Player Pos Ht Wt Carmelo Anthony, NY F 6-8 235Paul George, Ind F 6-8 221 LeBron James, Mia F 6-8 250Kyrie Irving, Cle G 6-3 191Dwyane Wade, Mia G 6-4 210 Reserves Chris Bosh, Mia F-C 6-11 235DeMar DeRozan, Tor G 6-7 216 Roy Hibbert, Ind C 7-2 290Joe Johnson, Bklyn G 6-7 240Paul Millsap, Atl F 6-8 253John Wall, Was G 6-4 210Joakim Noah, Chi C 6-11 232 Head Coach: Frank Vogel, IndianaTrainer: Wally Blase, Atlanta WESTERN CONFERENCE Starters Player P Ht Wt Kobe Bryant, LAL G 6-6 205Kevin Love, Min F 6-10 243Kevin Durant, Okl F 6-9 230Blake Griffin, LAC F 6-10 251Stephen Curry, GS G 6-3 185 Reserves LaMarcus Aldridge, Por F 6-11 240Dwight howard, Hou C 6-11 265James Harden, Hou G 6-5 220Damian Lillard, Por G 6-3 195Dirk Nowitzki, Dal F 7-0 245Tony Parker, SA G 6-2 185Chris Paul, LAC G 6-0 175 Head Coach: Scott Brooks, Oklahoma City Trainer: Jon Bishop, New Orleans NBA calendar Feb. 14-16 All-Star weekend, New Orleans. Feb. 20 Trade deadline, 3 p.m.April 16 Last day of regular season. April 19 Playoffs begin.May 20 Draft lottery.June 5 NBA Finals begin.June 16 Draft early entry withdrawal deadline. June 26 NBA draft. AP Top 25 schedule Todays Games No. 2 Arizona vs. Oregon, 9 p.m.No. 7 Cincinnati vs. No. 22 UConn, 7 p.m. No. 9 Michigan State vs. Penn State, 9 p.m. Fridays Games No. 6 Villanova vs. Seton Hall, 7 p.m.No. 12 Creighton vs. DePaul, 9:07 p.m. Saturdays Games No. 3 Florida vs. Alabama, NoonNo. 4 Wichita State at Northern Iowa, 9 p.m. No. 5 San Diego State vs. Nevada, 10 p.m. No. 7 Cincinnati at SMU, 7:30 p.m.No. 8 Kansas vs. West Virginia, 4 p.m.No. 10 Michigan at No. 17 Iowa, 2 p.m. No. 11 Duke at Boston College, 6 p.m. No. 13 Saint Louis at La Salle, 5 p.m.No. 15 Texas at Kansas State, 1:30 p.m. No. 16 Iowa State vs. TCU, 4 p.m.No. 18 Kentucky at Mississippi State, 1:30 p.m. No. 19 Oklahoma State at Texas Tech, 9:30 p.m. No. 20 Virginia at Georgia Tech, NoonNo. 21 Oklahoma vs. Baylor, 7 p.m.No. 23 Gonzaga at No. 24 Memphis, 9 p.m. No. 25 Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech, Noon League reportsLake City Bowl league results: HIT & MISS Team standings: 1. Spare Us (10-2); 2. Legal Ladies (8-4); 3. Ten In The Pit (8-4). High team handicap game: 1. Strike 3 788; 2. Ten In The Pit 781; 3. Git Up & Bowl 738. High team handicap series: 1. Legal Ladies 2,253; 2. Spare Us 2,251; 3. Silver Ladies 2,144. High handicap game: 1. Sandra Peterson 240; 2. Rose Brown 228; 3. (tie) Ida Hollingsworth, Shirley Highsmith 210. High handicap series: 1. Cythe Shiver 634; 2. Karen Gardner 633; 3. Angie Meek 587.(Results from Jan. 21) GOLDEN ROLLERS Team standings: 1. Lucky Strikers; 2. Gamblers; 3. Knock em Down High team scratch game: 1. Knock em Down 704; 2. Your Up 653; 3. Senior Moment 633. High team scratch series: 1. Gamblers 1,981; 2. Jos Crew 1,809; 3. Ups and Downs 1,770. High team handicap game: 1. Knock em Down 852; 2. WGASA 819; 3. Your Up 815. High team handicap series: 1. Gamblers 2,425; 2. Senior Moment 2,355; 3. Ups and Downs 2,343. High scratch game: 1. Yvonne Finley 202; 2. Barbara Griner 169; 3. Joyce Hooper 168. 1. Randy Rose 239; 2. Mike Murrey 235; 3. Ric Yates 208. High scratch series: 1. Louise Atwood 525; 2. Roberta Giordano 498; 3. Judy Johnson 456. 1. David Duncan 573; 2. Wayne Johns 559; 3. (tie) Bill Dolly, George Mulligan 539. High handicap game: 1. Yvonne Finley 259; 2. Joan Carman 234; 3. Barbara Griner 220. 1. Mike Murrey 246; 2. Ric Yates 242; 3. Sal Annello 237. High handicap series: 1. Louise Atwood 684; 2. Roberta Giordano 642; 3. June Pat Klock 629. 1. Randy Rose 636; 2. Wayne Johns 634; 3. Tom Young 627.(Results from Jan. 16) SEXY SENIORS Team standings: 1. Awesome Four (105-63); 2. Spoilers (100-68); 3. Jos Crew (97-71). High team handicap game: 1. Jos Crew 865; 2. Pin Droppers 828; 3. Handicappers 814. High team handicap series: 1. Keglers 2,471; 2. Perky Pals 2,412; 3. Pin Busters 2,369. High handicap game: 1. Roberta Giordano 234; 2. (tie) Janie Posey, Jane Nash/Schaafsma, Betty Carmichael 227. 1. Morrell Atwood 275; 2. Ross Meyers 232; 3. Bill Nash 215. High handicap series: 1. Aggie Mumbauer 651; 2. Yvonne McRae 623; 3. Ann Soliz 613. 1. Jerry Crandall 691; 2. Bruce Gilbert 685; 3. Vernon Black 618.(Results from Jan. 21) MONDAY NIGHT MAVERICKS Team standings: 1. Rogers Automotive (85.5-34.5); 2. Team 4 (74.5-45.5); 3. Jokers Wild (74-46). High scratch game: 1. John Hilbert 300; 2. Ron Bias 278; 3. Ed Meehan 268. High scratch series: 1. John Hilbert 772; 2. Dale Coleman 726; 3. (tie) Ed Meehan, Jay Waterbury 687. High handicap game: 1. Ron Bias 319; 2. John Hilbert 310; 3. Ed Meehan 304. High handicap series: 1. John Hilbert 802; 2. Ed Meehan 795; 3. Ron Bias 777. High average: 1. Zech Strohl 222.88; 2. Dale Coleman 216.07; 3. Robert Stone 215.77.(Results from Jan. 20) CHS: Four Tigers to play in college Continued From Page 1B GOLF REPORTS COURTESYMike Winkel (from left), a member of the winning Super Bo wl tournament team, shares a laugh with fellow competitors Kevin Roberts Brandon Moor e and Nick Tuttle.Super Sunday scrambleSixteen teams got Super Bowl Sunday off to an early start with a golfing version of the big game. Cory DePratter led teammates Mike Winkel, Wallace Cain and John Hopkins to a net score of 125 and a first-place finish. It took a scorecard regression to break a three-way tie at 127 for second, third and fourth place. Jordan Hales group, including Charlie Timmons, Donnie and Dell Sanders, birdied the right hole for a second-place fin-ish. The team of Dennis Crawford, Keith Shaw, Pete Skantos and Dave Blair fin-ished third, leaving the last money spot to the team of Steve Patterson, Brandon Moore, Bob Wheary and Michael Yacovelli. Jordan Hale left a balky driver in his bag and got all the distance he needed from a 3 wood to chalk up three birdies and an eagle in the A flight of Saturdays blitz. His sub-par round of 71 added up to +14 and a seven-point win over fellow lefty Bob Randall. Bruce Ford picked up third place with a +5. Jerry Smith also went to two digits in B flight with +11 and topped second-place Brain Shead by six points. Charlie Timmons and John Brewer tied for third with +4. Ford had a couple of skins; Steve Thomas, Timmons and Hale had one each. Sundays blitz finished without a clear winner of any kind. Terry Hunter, Scott Kishton and Joe Paul had their share of birdies but finished in a three-way tie for first place at +6. Bob Randall birdied the final hole to wind up in a three-way tie for fourth with Steve Patterson and Dave Mehl. Closest to the pin winners were Paul on Nos. 5 and 15, Dennis Hendershot Jr. on No. 7 and Mike Gough on No. 17. Hendershot cashed in three skins, Kishton and Randall had two and Steve Paterson, Charlie Timmons and Mehl had one each. The Good Old Boys three-way match turned into a rout with the team of Jerry West, Bobby Simmons, Bill Rogers and Emerson Darst putting nine points on the board to wallop the foursome of Rhea Hart, Rob Brown, Jim Stevens and Dave Cannon by six points, and the team of Stan Woolbert, Don Christensen, Steve Crane and Nick Whitehurst by seven. Match two had a more normal result when the team of Joe Persons, Merle Hibbard, Tom Elmore and Dan Stephens took a 5-3 win over the team of Marc Risk, Jim Bell, Bruce Turner and Mike Spencer. No one laid claim to 18 hole scoring honors. Stephens shot 38 on the front for the days best score. Simmons had 39 on the same side. The next MGA Tournament is Feb. 22. Sign up in the pro shop by 5 p.m. Friday. Callaway Golf will be at the club for a Demo Day on March 15. COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed Goff Weather dampens blitzLast weeks weather put a damper on our blitz game. There are no scores to report from it. With the weekend bringing the nice, warm weather, every-one took advantage of it. Going into the first part of February, the warm weath-er is sticking with us and we are so glad to see it. The big winner of the week was Tim Tortorice with a +8 in the Friday Dogfight. Following in second place was Larry Boone with a +4, and Richard Skipper was third with a +1. Skin winners were Tony Kent and Tortorice with two, and Randy Heavrin and Boone with one. Closest to the pin winners were Skipper on No. 3, Heavrin on No. 5, Ronnie Ash on No. 11, Boone on No. 15 and Gerald Smithy on No. 17. The team of Chet Carter, Wallace Christie and Richard Simmons took first place in the Sunday Scramble with a -2. The team of Rickey Crawford, Bill Ryan, Cliff Kirby and James Hampton won the pot. Mondays Top of the Hill winner was Joe Herring with a +6. Jack Tuggle took second place with a +1, and tying for third place was Al Cohoon and Tim Tortorice at even. The MGA will be hosting a toss tournament at 9 a.m. Feb. 22. Entry fee is $25, plus greens fee, and includes lunch. The Branford Rotary Club Tournament is March 1 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Sign-up brochures are in the pro shop (752-3339), or call John Lacquey at 935-1705. QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Nicki NewmansDespite only four players signing, Allen said that the big thing to take out of the day is that its not the end of the line for many more Tigers. Wednesday may be National Signing Day, but signing day may happen for others after today, Allen said. As long as we sign to get a free education to play the sport we love is what matters. I said early on that we should have six sign from this class and were already at four.
DILBERT BABY BLUES DEAR ABBY CELEBRITY CIPHER BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014 3B DEAR ABBY: I am writing about the let-ter from Holding My Tongue (Nov. 8), the woman who was upset because many children were playing with elec-tronic devices during her grandchildrens school concerts and recitals. While I agree that most children should pay atten-tion to the event at hand, as the mother of two chil-dren on the autism spec-trum, I have a different perspective. There are apps and games designed to keep these children occupied and help them deal with the stress and anxiety of being in a large group of people. I should not have to leave my sons at home because they are on the spectrum, so a harmless, quiet game that allows them to participate without being disruptive is a god-send to me. Sometimes it is not obvious WHY someone is doing something; so as long as it isnt disrupting the event, please try to be tolerant. LAURA IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR LAURA: Your point is well-stated, and was one made by a num-ber of parents of chil-dren with special needs. Readers had interesting comments on this topic, so Im sharing a few: DEAR ABBY: If theres a possibility young chil-dren could be unruly dur-ing a performance, I think they should be allowed to use a tablet or something to keep them occupied. Sometimes its hard to find a sitter or afford one. When children get dragged to programs they have no interest in, they lose patience and become fidgety. If given something to occupy their attention, as long as it has headphones, then I dont see a problem. Id rather have that than kids shouting, screaming and crying because theyre unhappy being there. UNDERSTANDING IN LOUISIANA DEAR ABBY : In this digital age, we have lost touch with basic common decency and respect for others. I not only notice this in children, but adults as well. I have seen people check their emails while they are in church, or couples sitting together at a restaurant, both fixated on their electronic devices and not speaking a word to each other. Its sad to imagine what the next generation will be like if we dont start put-ting the devices down and interacting with each other again like human beings. I raised all three of my kids this way, so I know its not impossible. MAINTAINING HUMAN CONTACT DEAR ABBY: When my precious mother passed away last summer, my sister-in-law brought two handheld games to the funeral. My niece and nephew played and played while the pastor spoke about my mother. It was the last straw for me in a series of incred-ibly rude actions over the years. My children were also appalled. When respect is no longer taught at home, we sink to the lowest level as a society. DEBRA ON THE EAST COAST HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Dont get trapped in a no-win situation. Focus on what you can accomplish. Consider the emotional ramifications before you get involved in a topic that could affect your position or repu-tation. Dont divulge secret information. +++ TAURUS (April 20May 20): Express the way you feel and you can make a difference to the outcome of something thats important to you. Romantic opportunities will allow you to build a better relation-ship with someone special. Organization and planning will lead to success. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may be given a false impression regarding whats expected of you at work or at home. Dont risk making a mistake that could cost you. Ask questions and get any approval you might require before you move for-ward. Dont offer something you cannot deliver. +++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Relying on someone from your past or calling in a favor owed to you will put you in an interesting posi-tion with more options. Love is in the stars and sharing your thoughts or planning a romantic evening will pay off. ++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep your emotions out of the workplace. Dont show your feelings or let someone have the upper hand by using emotional manipula-tion to get his or her way. Focus on making positive changes and picking up information that will help you excel. ++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take a mental, physical or spiritual journey and explore new possibilities. Experiencing new cultures or ways of doing things will help you find solutions to pending problems. Attend a trade show or conference that offers insight or busi-ness possibilities. +++++LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can make money by adding value to an asset you already own. Domestic problems, a settlement or legal issue may arise. Do your best to be realistic and put an end to any situation that has the potential to escalate. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Spread a little joy, show your romantic side and spend time with someone who sparks your enthusiasm. Positive, cre-ative changes at home will add to your happiness and your emotional well-being. Explore unusual cultures or lifestyles. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Do whats asked of you and keep moving. Once you deal with responsibilities, you can make some positive altera-tions at home that will add to your comfort and enter-tainment. Your ability to get things done quickly will be impressive. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Take the initiative when it comes to impor-tant relationships. Whether through professional or personal connections, show your creativity by express-ing your thoughts with pas-sion and confidence. Home improvements will encour-age togetherness. Dont be impulsive when it comes to making promises. +++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Listen carefully and hold your thoughts and your secrets until you feel safe and secure sharing what you think and feel. Its best to observe and consid-er every angle of a situation that has the potential to alter your life or an important relationship. ++ PISCES (Feb. 19March 20): Good ideas and offering solutions will put you into the drivers seat. Step into the spotlight and share your knowledge, expertise and ideas, and you will end up with a deal, contract or agreement that is sure to raise your profile and your income. ++++ Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Kids handheld electronics may be more than just fun Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Patrick Macnee, 92; Rip Torn, 83; Mike Farrell, 75; Tom Brokaw, 74; Jim Sheridan, 65; Michael Pollan 59; David Hunt er, 44.
4BLAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 2014 Classified Department: 755-5440 Lake City Reporter Classifieds Classifieds dial-a-pro Reporter Service DirectoryTo place a Reporter Service Directory Ad in Columbia and surrounding CountiesHighlight Your Reporter Service Directory Ad With Ar twork-Ask Your Representative For Details 386-755-5440 ServicesBANKRUPTCY/DIVORCE Other Court Forms Asst. Exp'd. / Reasonable 386-961-5896 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILACTIONCASE NO.: 12-2012-CA-000198DIVISION:PHH MORTGAGE CORPORA-TION,Plaintiff,vs.BRUCE M. MENGER A/K/ABRUCE MICHAELMENGER, etal,Defendant(s).NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN Pur-suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated January 10, 2014, and en-tered in Case No. 12-2012-CA-000198 of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Co-lumbia County, Florida in which PHH Mortgage Corporation, is the Plaintiff and Bruce M. Menger a/k/a Bruce Michael Menger, Kerri Frese a/k/a Kerry Rebecca Frese, are de-fendants, the Columbia County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on on the third floor of the Columbia County Courthouse at 173 N.E. Her-nando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055, Columbia County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 12th day of March, 2014, the following described prop-erty as set forth in said Final Judg-ment of Foreclosure:LOT6, THE HIDEAWAY, ASUB-DIVISION AS RECORDED IN OF-FICIALPLATBOOK 5, PAGE 89, PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUM-BIACOUNTY, FLORIDA. TO-GETHER WITH AMOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON A/K/A341 SE SECLUSION GLEN, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA32025Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Her-nando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving his notification if the time before the scheduled appear-ance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Dated in Columbia County, Florida this 15th day of January, 2014.Clerk of the Circuit CourtColumbia County, FloridaBy: /s/ P. A. PerryDeputy Clerk05543114February 6, 13, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTCIVILCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDI-CIALCIRCUITOF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTYCIVILDIVISIONCase No. 12-2013-CA-000246BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUC-CESSOR BYMERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, F/K/ACOUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff,vs.GERALD A. SPAEDER, FLORIDACREDITUNION, AND UN-KNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on Jan-uary 22, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Columbia County, Florida described as: LOT19, CROSS CREEK ESTATES, AC-CORDING TO THE PLATTHERE-OF, RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 5, PAGES 129 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, and com-monly known as: 988 SWROSS-BOROUGH CT, LAKE CITY, FL32025; including the building, appur-tenances, and fixtures located there-in, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, ATTHE FRONTDOOR OF THE COLUM-BIACOUNTYCOURTHOUSE, 145 N. HERNANDO STREET, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, on Febru-ary 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m..Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assisLegaltance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Her-nando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear-ance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.Dated this 27th day of January 2014.P. DeWitt CasonClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05543174February 6, 13, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.CASE NO. 12-539-CABANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plain-tiff,vs.DEERR CHAPMAN, ELIZABETH, et. al., Defendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 12-539-CAof the Circuit Court of the 3RD Judicial Circuit in and for COLUMBIACounty, Florida, wherein, Plaintiff, and, DEERR CHAPMAN, ELIZA-BETH, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, on the third floor of the Columbia County Courthouse at 173 N.E. Her-nando Avenue, Lake City, Florida, at the hour of 11:00AM, on the 26th day of February, 2014, the following described property:LOT27, UNIT24, THREE RIVERS ESTATE, ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, ATPAGE 119 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAAny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Her-nando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear-ance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.DATED this 27th day of January 2014.P. DEWITTCASONClerk Circuit CourtBy: /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05543175February 6, 13, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCase No. 12000659CAAXMXONEWESTBANK, F.S.B.,Plaintiff,v.THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CRED-ITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALLOTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTERESTBY, THROUGH, UN-DER OR AGAINSTTHE ESTATE OF LLOYD KING, SR., DE-CEASED; CLARAANN KING; CYNTHIABOYD; LLOYD KING, JR.; ANTHONYDUHARTKING; CORDEZ KING; DONDIALE-NOIR; WILLIE BELLKING A/K/AWILLIE B. BAKER A/K/AWILLIE LegalLENIOR BAKER; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETA-RYOF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TEN-ANT#2; ALLOTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINSTANAMED DEFEND-ANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TOBE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAYCLAIM AN IN-TERESTAS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-ER CLAIMANTS,Defendants,AMENDED RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to a Final Summary Judgment dated November 26, 2013, and an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale filed January 6, 2014 entered in Civil Case No.: 12000659CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court of the Third Judi-cial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein ONEW-ESTBANK, F.S.B., is Plaintiff, and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CRED-ITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALLOTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTERESTBY, THROUGH, UN-DER OR AGAINSTTHE ESTATE OF LLOYD KING, SR., DE-CEASED; CLARAANN KING; CYNTHIABOYD; LLOYD KING, JR.; ANTHONYDUHARTKING; CORDEZ KING; DONDIALE-NOIR; WILLIE BELLKING A/K/AWILLIE B. BAKER A/K/AWILLIE LENIOR BAKER; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETA-RYOF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TEN-ANT#2; ALLOTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINSTANAMED DEFEND-ANT(S) WHO ARE NOTKNOWN TOBE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAYCLAIM AN IN-TERESTAS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-ER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants.P.DEWITTCASON, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash on the third floor of the Co-lumbia County Courthouse, located at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL32055 at 11:00 a.m. on the 26 day of February, 2014 the follow-ing described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judg-ment, to wit:ASTRIPFIFTYFEETWIDE OFF THE WESTEND OF THE SOUTH ONE HUNDRED AND TEN FEETOF BLOCK NO. 28 OF MCEL-ROYS ADDITION, ACCORDING TOTHE MAPOF SAID MCEL-ROYS ADDITION, SAID MAPDATED JUNE 30, 1938, AND AP-PROVED BYTHE BOARD OF COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS ON AUGUST11, 1938, AND FILED ON SAME DATE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTOF COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDA, THE PARCELOF LAND HEREBYCONVEYED BE-ING OF UNIFORM WIDTH AND DEPTH AND BOUNDED ON THE WESTBYABERDEEN STREETAND ON THE SOUTH BYREGIS-TER STREET.If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of re-cord as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in Legalorder to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Her-nando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear-ance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on January 28, 2014.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF THE COURTBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05543302February 6, 13, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 122013CA000059XXXXXXTHE BANK OF NEWYORK MEL-LON FKATHE BANK OF NEWYORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATIAHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SER-IES 2006-12,Plaintiff,vs.DANIELI. STRAIGHT; ET. AL.,Defendants.NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated Janu-ary 13, 2014, and entered in Case No. 122013CA000059XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Colum-bia County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEWYORK MELLON FKATHE BANK OF NEWYORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTFI-CATEHOLDERS OF THE SWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-CATES, SERIES 2006-12 is Plain-tiff and DANIELI. STRAIGHT; DEBROAH C. STRAIGHT; MORT-GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMI-NEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., MIN TO. 1000157-0006919262-9; PRIME ACCEPTANCE CORP; FORD MO-TOR CREDITCOMPANY; UN-KNOWN TENANTNO. 1; UN-KNOWN TENANTNO. 2; and ALLUNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UN-DER OR AGAINSTANAMED LegalDEFENDANTTO THIS ACTION, O HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANYRIGHT, TITLE OR INTERESTIN THE PROPERTYHEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defend-ants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the Court-house Steps of the Columbia County Courthouse, 145 N. Hernando Street, Lake City, Florida 32055, 11:00 a.m. on the February 12, 2014, the follow-ing described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:LOTNO. 5, BLOCK NO. 3, GOLF MANOR, AS PER PLATTHERE-OF, RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 3, PAGE 44, OF THE PUBLIC RE-CORDS OF COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDA.ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Her-nando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving his notification if the time before the scheduled appear-ance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.DATED at Lake City, Florida, on January 16, 2014.P. DEWITTCASONAs Clerk, Circuit CourtBy: /s/ P.A. PerryAs Deputy Clerk05543006January 30, 2014February 6, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO: 13-114-CACHAMPION MORTGAGE COM-PANY, Plaintiffvs.ANITAM. SCOTT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANITAM. SCOTT; UNKNOWN TENANTI; UN-KNOWN TENANTII; UNITED STATES OF AMERICAON BE-HALF OF SECRETARYOF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVEL-OPMENT, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and un-der any of the above-named Defend-ants,Defendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE is hereby given that the un-dersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, will on the 26th day of February 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at the third floor of the Columbia County Courthouse at 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida, offer for sale and sell at pub-lic outcry to the highest and best bid-der for cash, the following described property situate in Columbia County, Florida:LOT6, BLOCK C, CENTURYOAK, ASUBDIVISION ACCORD-ING TO PLATRECORDED ATPLATBOOK 4, PAGES 68-68A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUM-BIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.pursuant to Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above.Any person or entity claiming an in-terest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed-ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-tance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Her-nando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appear-ance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.WITNESS my hand and official seal
Classified Department: 755-5440LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY6, 20145B NEW HOME 4 BR/3BA with 2 car garage. All new appliances. On well and septic = monthly savings. 152k lease/option possible. (386) 752-5035. 7 day 7-7 A Bar sales, Inc. rn nr Legalof said Court this 27th day of Janu-ary 2014.P. DeWitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURT/s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05543173February 6, 13, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURT, THIRDJUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FORCOLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONCASE NO. 2013-282 CPIN RE: The Estate ofJAMES M. McCOY,Deceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of JAMES M. McCOY, deceased, whose date of death was April 17, 2013, and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX-4775, is pend-ing in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Columbia County Courthouse, Post Office Box 2069, Lake City, Florida 32056-2069. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below.All creditors of Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTYDAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of Decedent and other persons having claims or de-mands against Decedent's estate, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-TER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECE-DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is January 30, 2014.NANCYMcCOYPersonal Representative493 SWQuail Heights TerraceLake City, Florida 32025MORGAN LAWCENTER FOR ESTATE& LEGACYPLANNING, PLLCTeresa Byrd MorganFlorida Bar No. 0698954234 East Duval StreetLake City, Florida 32055386/755-1977 (office)386/755-8781 (facsimile)email@example.comAttorney for Personal Representative05543081January 30, 2014February 6, 2014 020Lost & Found Lost Red Nosed, brown, female bulldog. Vecinity of McFarlane & Baya Ave. on Friday afternoon. Doobie is greatly missed by her family. Reward for return or info leading to her return. Call 752-0995 or 438-3556 100Job OpportunitiesClass A CDLDrivers needed! Home every night. Must have clean MVR & stable work history. Call John Dill 386-294-2024 Industrial Structural/Mechanical Designer-Draftsman Must have experience in design and detailing Material Handling Equipment (conveyor systems) and related structural steel support systems. Proficiency in AutoCAD is necessary. DO NOTAPPLYIN PERSON Send resume to Draftsman 3631 US Highway 90 East Lake City, Fl 32055 NaturChem, Inc is seeking a full time Spray Tech for our Lake City office. Ability to work out of town on a regular basis is required. Good pay /benefits. Clean background and driver's license required. Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 386.755.1376 100Job Opportunities05543200Activities DirectorNeeded The right candidate must be able to plan, develop, organize, evaluate and direct the activity programs in a 180 bed skilled nursing and rehab facility in accordance with federal, state and company guidelines. Must be proficient in resident assessment related to the emotional, recreational, psychological and social needs of the residents. Must have at least 2 years related management or activities experience. College degree preferred. Environmental and Laundry Services Director Needing a seasoned manager with at least 2-5 years related management experience in housekeeping, laundry and environmental services. Must be able to manage staffing, budgeting and day to day operations in a 180 bed nursing facility. Call Staff Development at 386-362-7860 or come in person to Suwannee Health Care Center, 1620 Helvenston Street, Live Oak, FL, 32064 Drivers Wanted: We offer weekly home time. Run 17 states, No Northeast, paid vacation after 1 year, retirement plan after 1 year, Yearly safety bonus, quarterly fuel bonus, rider program, paid holidays, 3 yrs OTR experience with clean MVR Call 386-294-3172 Mechanic/Body man for detailing autos. Cloth cutter for cutting fabric for guncases etc. Hafners 386-755-6481 Now hiring Full time Experienced Servers and Cooks Only need apply. Apply in person, No phone calls please. IHOP, Lake City TMC ENVIRONMENTAL now hiring part time laborers. Starting pay $12/hr, Must pass background check, physical, and drug screen. Call 386-438-8258 M-F 8am-5pm 120Medical EmploymentCMA32 hrs. Front/Back with experience. Willing to work both areas of a 2 doctor practice. Fax resume to 386-758-5628 Looking for Nurse Practitioner or a PAto fill the vacancy at Mercy Medical Urgent Care Call 386-758-2944 Openings available for RNs in a very busy Rehab unit. 12 hour shifts. Apply in person at The Health Center of Lake City 560 SWMcFarlane Avenue Lake City, FL32025 EOE/ADADrug Free Workplace OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN General Ophthalmology Practice in Lake City needs Ophthalmic Technician F/Tor P/T Experience Preferred Fax resume 386-755-7561 Seeking Licensed FL Mental Health Pr ofessional for work with youth in an outpatient SA, AM, and MH treatment program. Masters degree and minimum of 24 months experience required. Background and reference checks also required. Work hours: approximately 8 to10 hours per week. Competitive salary. Please fax resume to 352-379-2843 or e-mail to email@example.com. 140Work Wanted Mature, experienced CNA reliable, reasonable. Avail. as needed. Have a homebound patient? Looking for employment call Didi 386-365-9097 or 752-8861 170Business OpportunitiesTURN KEY Business. Completely equipped restaurant. Serious inquiries only. Priced to sell. Call 386-288-5722 240Schools & Education05542832INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $499next class2/10/2014 Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class2/10/2014 LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies German Sheppard Puppy Purebred, championship bloodline, 3males, 2 females $600 each 904-259-1186 PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 420Wanted to Buy K&H TIMBER We Buy Pine Hardwood & Cypress. Large or small tracts. Call 386-288-6875. 430Garage Sales Abundant Life Church 675 SR 100 Sat. 2/8, 8am-2pm Indoors if rain. Yard sale benefit. Friday 2/7 & Saturday 2/8, 8-12 303 NE Webster Ave Everything must go! GATEWAYARTGALLERY Sidewalk Sale 461 S Main Blvd, Sat 2/8, 8-2. Assorted merchandise, great buys! Moving Sale Call for directions 386-590-1206 Sat 2/8 -everything sells Duncan Phyfe Antique DRset/china cab/server /table/4chairs/lg rug, XLGlider, 9/piece qn Comforter set, 32 Visio TV, dk wood qn sleigh BR set, full size Sealy mattress/box spring, qn size 4poster BR set, Pro Arro Pilates, Casablanca wedding gown sz 8 runs small, misc clothing, videos /DVDs, books & much more. MULTI-FAMILYINDOOR Fri. 2/7 & Sat. 2/8, 8am-2pm 1420 SWMain Blvd. (Old Sunshine Hardware Bldg.) PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. Yard Sale Lulu Community Center Sat 2/8, 8am-3pm INSIDE. 440Miscellaneous GE Refrigerator Clean, works great. $175 386-292-3927 SEARS KENMORE HE4 Elite dryer. Tall, very good condition, commercial grade, $250 delivery extra 386-365-8712 Studio Piano Suitable for small church or home $450 OBO 386-292-3927 URGENT Mc Alpin mother needs bi-weekly ride to Lake City Walmart. Kind hearted soul. Wann 386-466-6510 WHIRLPOOLWASHER white, looks and runs great, 1 year old $195 386-292-3927 630Mobile Homes forRent14 WIDE 2br/2ba Quiet Park No Pets Clean Country Living $475 Ref & Dep required 386-758-2280 14X60 2br/1.5ba, all electric, AC/H, W/D hookup, Quiet comm. water/sewer/trash incl. $475/mo 1st+last+dep.+lease 386-752-8978 1br/1ba Mobile Home east of Lake City, near Timco. No pets. Call 386-758-0057 water & elect included $450/mo+$450/Sec. 2 & 3 Bedroom newer Mobile Homes clean, quite Mobile Home Park. Offer senior citizen discount. 386-234-0640 2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2BD/1BACOUNTRY setting, Branford area. $480/mo plus sec 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 640Mobile Homes forSalePublic Liquidation Sale We have 13 Brand New Homes that have been display models are now ready to sell. New Jacobsen Homes. Example 2014 28X56 3/2 was $54,900 Now $48,000 del-setAc-Skirting and steps. Thats a true savings of $6900. 32X72 4/2 was $81,900 Now $73,951. Prices are Truly Below Cost! 1st come first serve on these 13 NEWHOMES! North Pointe Homes, 4545 NW 13th St, Gainesville, Fl 352-872-5566. M-Sat 9-5 and Sunday 11-4. 650Mobile Home & LandOwnerfinance 3/2 W. of Lake City. Clean. Small Down $650 mth.386-590-0642 & 867-1833 www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 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 1brApt no animals and Smoke Free. East of Lake City near the college. $450 mth. Contact David 365-7690 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 $600. & up + sec. Great area. CH/Awasher/dryer hookups. 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 Brandywine Apartments Now renting CH/A 1, 2 &3 bedrooms. 386-752-3033 730 WGrandview Ave, Lake City 1 bedroom $5402 bedroom $5603 bedroom $580 We accept Section 8 Housing This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. Equal Housing Opportunity TDD 1-800-955-8771 Rental assistance may be available for thos who qualify. Nice Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bdrm. Kitchen, dining, LR $475. mo plus sec. Incld pest control. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRentBranford Villas Apartment 517 SE Craven St Branford, Fl 32008 386-935-2319 Now renting 1 & 2 bedrooms 1 bedroom $5402 bedroom $570 CH/A We accept Section 8 Housing This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer Equal Housing Opportunity TDD 1-800-955-8771 Rental assistance may be available for those who qualify 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 2br/1ba on Eloise Street $500/mo, $500/sec 386-397-3258 3BR/2.5BAon Ichtucknee River $900/mo, $900/sec & 1br/1ba $600/mo, $600/sec 386-397-3258 ALandlord You Can Love! 3br/1.5ba, Eat in Kitchen, CH/A, 2 car carport $800mth + dep 386-758-9351 or 352-208-2421 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale 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 3 BR / 2 BAon 10 acres. LR, DR, fireplace, deck, shop w/shed area.5 mi. west of LC. $159,000 904-964-2210 BRICK DUPLEX plus vacant lot near Baya/McFarlane $97,000 firm cash only 386.961.9181 810Home forSale Canal Front home 3 stories high, 3br/2ba, elevator, boat house with lifts $299.00 Nate Sweat (386)628-1552 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#86056 2 for 1! Two homes on 4 beautiful acres, in-groud pool, must see! Reduced to $199,999 Ron Feagle (386)288-2901 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#82182 Affordable 3br/2ba brick home, new metal roof, fenced, only $53,500! Teresa Spradley (386)365-8343 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#83655 AWESOME 2 story home on 5+ acres with additional home for inlaws or rental! $299,000 Anita Tonetti (386)697-3780 Hallmark Real Estate MLS#85544 820Farms & Acreage1/2 ACRE lots; great distance from Lake City, Live Oak & Branford. Owner financing: $300 down; $77 per month Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! 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Snider committed to Miami (of Ohio) University after a fall visit, but came to like Charleston Southern. Charleston Southern came in later in the pro cess, Snider said. It is not the biggest school out there, but to me it is all about the fit. I went on other visits, but I had a good relation ship with the coaches and it had a family atmosphere just like Fort White. Thats what I am comfortable with and I decided to go with it. Snider liked head coach Jamey Chatwell and recruit ing coordinator Marcus Woodson. The linebacker coaches for the Buccaneers are Chad Staggs and Josh Miller. I thank God to be able to play sports at Fort White, Snider said. My teachers really impacted my life and I am thankful to all of you. A special thank you to all of my former coaches. I thank my teammates for the brotherhood we had. I will always be Tiwahe. Sniders dad, Ken Snider, has coached the defense and his linebacker son at Fort White for all of Kellens four years. I thank my dad who has been there all the way through my life, Kellen said. Thomas to kick it with Air Force By BRANDON FINLEY firstname.lastname@example.org Life as a kicker can be hard, but it got a lot bet ter for Brayden Thomas on Wednesday as the Columbia High product signed with Air Force Academy. Thomas is a dual threat with the ability to kick and punt, which is one of the reasons he was recruited by the Air Force. They liked the fact that I can punt it 47.5 yards and Ive hit a 43-yard field goal, Thomas said. Another part of the game that usually goes unno ticed is the kickoff team. Columbia head coach Brian Allen bragged about Thomas ability to continu ally put the ball in the end zone for a touchback during the season. After a touchdown, the team has a good vibe going, Thomas said. I just run and kick it and try not to give the other team a chance to make a return. I think I had 60 or 70 percent of my kicks go into the end zone. Its exciting when I run back to the sideline and Im getting a high five from my coaches. Thomas believes that his ability to punt was a big factor at getting him to the next level, and its not just the fact that he can punt. Its the way he punts. A big attribute that I have is hang time, Thomas said. A lot of high school punt ers just punt it far, but in college its a little different with the big-time returners. They want guys that have hang time. Thomas said one of his goals at the next level is to remain unphased even though kickers can get all the blame or glory depend ing on a single kick. A lot of times, you just have to have tunnel vision, Thomas said. You have to move onto the next kick or youre going to miss the next one because of the one you just kicked. And despite being at a position that is often alone with the pressure, Thomas knows that everything hap pens because of those there to support him. Spiritually, I have to thank my Lord and sav ior, Jesus Christ, Thomas said. Hes always there for me, even when Im at a low point. My family has always been there and I can always hear them yelling from the sidelines. By BRANDON FINLEY email@example.com Columbia Highs Deontae Crumitie made the first of what he hopes to be many pushes at the Univesity of AlabamaBirmingham by sign ing with the school on National Signing Day on Wednesday. Crumitie will be one of the anchors of the offen sive line for the next four years, but before stepping foot on campus, he knew it was important to thank those that helped him get there. Coach (Doug) Peeler and (Brian) Allen have pushed me to the point of breaking, Crumitie said. Thats how I got here. Thats how Im ended up being one to go to the next level. Crumitie has lofty goals for his first season and looks to step on the field as quickly as possible. I want to have the chance to start right away, Crumitie said. To get there, I have to have more power in my legs. That all starts in the weight room. Crumitie isnt just focused on the football field and has his eyes also set on the classroom. Its a beautiful cam pus and they have a great computer engineering pro gram, Crumitie said. One of their big selling points is that once I graduate that there will be plenty of jobs out there. Just because he has a future in mind after foot ball, doesnt mean hell give up on his ultimate goals. I hope to make it to the next level, but its good to know I can fall back on business, he said. And things wont be much different from Columbia as far as schemes according to Crumitie. Theyre just like us in that they run Power and Zone, Crumitie said. Theyre going to run it down their throat. Crumitie signs to play college football at UAB By BRANDON FINLEY firstname.lastname@example.org Family is always impor tant and Columbia High receiver Alex Weber is about to be reunited with is brother Laremy Tunsil after signing with the University of Mississippi on National Signing Day on Wednesday. Weber will join Tunsil, who signed with the Rebels last season as an offensive tackle, but in a much different role for Ole Miss. Weber will play wide receiver for the Rebels. I have to thank my fam ily and brother for showing the film and talking with the coaches to get me in, Weber said. But it wasnt just Tunsil that helped Weber succeed. Hes had good coaching at Columbia as well. Theyre taught me to be successful both on and off the field, Weber said. Ive learned discipline. The receiver knows that signing with Ole Miss is just the beginning of the journey. Its going to be way harder than it was here, Weber said. Ive got to try to get bigger and improve on my craft as best as I can. Playing in a runningbased offense will help Weber bring something more to the table that some receivers dont have. Hes learned to block. Itll help me a lot, Weber said. I know to just try to get down the field and make that one more block. The plan is for Weber to redshirt in his first year, but thats all right with him. Hes happy to be reunited with Tunsil. Its going to be back to family time, he said. Hes told me that its a good place and they dont play around. Weber to reunite with family at Mississippi JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Brayden Thomas (front) is joined by family and friends when signing with Air Force Academy. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City Reporter Alex Weber (front) is joined by family while signing with the University of Mississippi.