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By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.com A s women don their Southern Belle gowns and gentlemen their Confederate gray throughout Columbia County, imagine: a crowd of 1,700 well-dressed socialites funneling into their seats for the 1865 production of Our American Cousin. The date was April 14, just weeks after the Civil War ended. Local talk rumored that President Abraham Lincoln would be in the audience, and the crowd buzzed with excitement especially actress Laura Keene. Keene, struggling to keep her career afloat, finally succeeded in bringing Lincoln to her play in hopes of inspiring excitement for her role as leading lady. Despite a series of backstage squabbles, the closing night performance seemed to be going well. But then, Keenes plans to rejuvenate her stardom quickly disappeared when John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln, escaped from the theater and declared the South avenged. As a kick-off event of the annual Battle of Olustee Festival, the historical events will come to life through the Alligator Community Theaters production of Our Leading Lady at the School Board Administrative Complex Thursday night. Sponsored by the Blue-Grey Army, the production is free to the public. It starts at 7 p.m., but Blue-Grey Army Major Cody Gray suggests people arrive early to get good seats. This play has everything we were looking for, such as comedy, serious moments, lighthearted moments, Gray said, but it also kept true to the Civil War era and historical viewpoint. Prior to the production of Our Leading Lady, local 17-year-old musician Jasmine Hoyton will entertain the audience. She writes her own songs, as well as plays the guitar and the piano. Typically, Gray said, the Blue-Grey Army does not select a play as part of Olustees opening night. However, two years ago, Fort White Thespians Guild delighted the audience with Our American Cousin, the play performed by Keene and her cast at Fords Theater on the night Lincoln was shot. History was rewritten when Gray, Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | 75 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM SCHOOLSSchools to mark National FFA Week, 2A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 08 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Black History Month . 6A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 4B SPORTSColumbia sends 3 wrestlers to state meet, 1B. 56 34Partly cloudy, 2A COURTESY PHOTOS Downtown:THURSDAY, Feb. 13 5 p.m. Arts, crafts and food vendors set up in downtown Lake City. 7 p.m. Theatrical performance by Alligator Community Theatre, Columbia County School Board auditorium, 372 West Duval Street. Free admission to public.FRIDAY, Feb. 14 9 a.m. Civil War memorial service, Oaklawn Cemetery. Special speaker and recognition of veterans. 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Vendor booths open: Noon Official opening ceremonits for Festival, Main stage. Staff amd local dignitaries invited. 5 p.m. Battle between the Monitor and Skirmish at shore of Lake DeSoto in Wilson Park.SATURDAY, Feb. 15 7 a.m. 5K run 8:30 a.m. Blue-Grey One-Mile Fun Run around Lake DeSoto (awards follow). 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Vendor booths open: 10:30 a.m. Annual parade, beginning at South Marion Street to US Highway 90 (West Duval Street). 7:45 p.m. Blue-Grey Square Dance, RountreeMoore Toyota showroom, 1252 West US Highway 90.Battlefield:FRIDAY, Feb. 14 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Class tours of battlefield arranged through Florida Parks Service. Also open to public. Re-enactors and suttlers arrive and begin setting up camps. Admission charge: $3 per person, preschool free.SATURDAY, Feb. 15 9 a.m. Presentation of colors. 9 a.m. 6:15 p.m. Park open to the public. Admission at gate: $10 adults, $5 children and preschool children free. 1 p.m. Medical demonstration. 2:30 p.m. Period music concert. 3:30 p.m. Mini Battle at battlefield.SUNDAY, Feb. 16 8:30 a.m. Presentation of colors. 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Park opens to the public. Admission at gate: $10 adults, $5 children and preschool children free. 1:30 p.m. 38th Annual Olustee Battle Re-enactment. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS BATTLE OF ANNIVERSARY TH Leading Gray Laura Keene was on stage the night Lincoln was assassinated. LEADING continued on 3AFrom staff reportsThe last three months were wetter than normal, with an average of 12.1 inches of rainfall, about 3 inches higher than normal, across the Suwannee River Water Management District, district officials said. January rainfall was 1.8 inches above average. The wettest November-January on record was in 1947-1948 with over 17 inches, and the driest was in 1956-1957 with just 1.4 inches. The wet weather caused groundwater levels in the upper Floridan aquifer to rise in January after falling steadily since the almost record-setting wet summer. Forty percent of the dis tricts monitor wells had levels in the top 25 percent of readings, double the number seen in December, officials said. Conditions on the Santa Fe River are typical for this time of year. Levels on the Suwannee River are higher than usual for early February, but still well below flood levels. Recent rainfall patterns have favored northern Florida over southern Georgia which has helped keep river levels stable without the rapid fluctuations that occurred in 2013. River residents should remain vigilant over conditions in southern Georgia, since a single large storm can cause problems downstream quickly, district officials said, noting February, March, and April are the peak flood season in North Florida.Water levels on the rise with wet weather Groundwater levels higher, says SRWMD. By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.com Sharon Neelands always put the children she served first, ensuring the local communities held the resources needed to pull juveniles from the grip of crime and turn them into functioning adult citizens. After 42 years working for the state, Neelands is finally retiring. The last eight years of her career she spent here in Columbia County as the chief juvenile probation officer for the Third Judicial Circuit. The strength of all the Neelands retires after 42 years AMANDA WILLIAMSON/Lake City Reporter Department of Juvenile Justice Third Judicial Circuit staff and assistant chief of probation Tom Witt presented chief probation officer Sharon Neelands with a vase on her second-to-last day in the position. She officially retired Thursday after 42 years on the job.CHIEF JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICERBy AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the ReporterThese days, people are used to seeing slick pitches for medical services or medications in television commercials or magazine ads a practice once frowned on by the American Medical Association. But todays medical marketers have nothing on the practices of the past. As part of the Olustee Battle Festival, the Fort White Thespian Guild will be demonstrating Civil War-era state-of-the-art medical advertising, the traveling medicine show. Traveling medicine shows were based on the style of European mountebanks (medical quacks), explained show director Harry Joiner, the drama teacher at Fort White High School and a member of the Blue-Grey Army. Traveling medicine on display at festivalShow times are:10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday at the Courthouse Annex parking lot, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday at the Lake City Museum; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at both locations MEDICINE continued on 6AColumbia housing market stronger in 2013By AMANDA WILLIAMSONawilliamson@lakecityreporter.com The Columbia County real estate market experienced positive growth throughout 2013, with many economic indicators trending upward from previous years. Realtors closed on 420 single-family houses last year, a 18.6 percent increase over the 354 sales in 2012. Cash sales jumped 39.5 percent from 124 in 2012 to 173 in 2013, a sign that investors are increasing their participation in the local housing market. Dan Gherna, executive director for the Board of Realtors, said 2013 was much better than 2012 or 2011. I think the market has been stable. 2012 the market stabilized, and 2013 the market definitely had some strong points. Hopefully, 2014 will be better. As a result of increased cash sales, the median sale price declined as a result of increased investment properties, Gherna said. In 2012, the median RETIRE continued on 3A MARKET continued on 3A
2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2014 Page E ditor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 AR OUND FL ORIDA Man charged in reporters killingPENSACOLA The father of a man on trial in the bludgeoning death of a former Pensacola News Journal reporter told jurors on Wednesday of a horrible smell that came from the back of a U-Haul his son drove to his home in Georgia from Pensacola in 2012. It smelled like a dead dog, the father testified. Investigators later unearthed the body of former Pensacola News Journal reporter Sean Dugas from the backyard of the fathers Winder, Ga., home. Dugas body was stuffed into a plastic container surrounded by air fresheners and potpourri and covered in concrete. Prosecutors allege William Cormier III bludgeoned Dugas to death in August 2012 and transported his body from Pensacola to Georgia, leaving the body in the plastic container for more than a week before burying it. During his occasionally combative testimony, Cormier Jr. told jurors that he later received a call from a Pensacola detective asking about Dugas disappearance. The father said he woke his twin sons up and told them about the call. I said, What the hell is going on? There is a detective from Pensacola calling and somebody is missing, he testified. They said they were going to remove whatever was in the backyard. William Joseph Cormier III is charged with first-degree murder in Dugas death. Prosecutors allege Cormier III killed Dugas and stole his $100,000 collection of valuable cards. 13 14 15 16 17Friday Saturday Cape Canaveral 68/52/s 72/52/pc Daytona Beach 68/50/s 70/48/pc Fort Myers 70/54/s 78/56/pc Ft. 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High Wednesday Low Wednesday 69 84 in 1927 25 in 1926 57 45 48 Wednesday 0.00" 0.29" Test 4.64" 1.33" 7:12 a.m. 6:17 p.m. 7:11 a.m. 6:18 p.m. 5:24 p.m. 6:03 a.m.Feb 14 Feb 22 March 1 March 8 Full Last New First Quarter Quarter Sunrise today Sunset today Sunrise tom. Sunset tom. Moonrise today Moonset today Moonrise tom. Moonset tom. Record high Record low Normal month-to-date Normal year-to-date THU56 34 FRI67 45 SAT63 38 SUN70 43 MON72 47WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed 63 53 56 70 73 57 57 45 47 46 37 38 48 48Actual high Actual low Average high Average low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Thursday, Feb. 13 Thursday's highs/Thursday night's low 7 High mins to burn 20Partly cloudy Mostly sunny Sunny Northwest wind 10 mph Mostly sunny Light wind Mostly sunny 6:40 a.m.HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO 20140.62" 6:17 p.m. Barbie to feature in this years SI Swimsuit IssueNEW YORKAfter 50 years of debate over her unattainably perfect figure, Barbie now is unapologetic about her tiny waist and endless legs. To prove it? The doll, which is made by Mattel, is flaunting her frame in Sports Illustrated Swimsuits 50th anniversary issue thats hitting stands on Tuesday. Shell be featured alongside supermodels like Christie Brinkley and Brooklyn Decker as part of a campaign called unapologetic. As a legend herself, and under constant criticism about her body and how she looks, posing ... gives Barbie ... and her fellow legends an opportunity to own who they are, said Lisa McKnight, Mattels senior vice president of marketing. The campaign is a departure for the 55-year old doll, which has been both beloved as a plaything and criticized as an unrealistic standard of beauty for decades.Pistorius settles in alleged assault case CENTURION, South Africa Oscar Pistorius reached a settlement with a woman over an alleged assault case from 2009 because his lawyers advised him he could not fight civil and criminal legal battles at the same time, the spokeswoman for the Olympic athlete said on Wednesday. Double-amputee runner Pistorius, who goes on trial on a murder charge next month, was arrested and accused of causing an injury to a guest at a party at his house five years ago after allegedly slamming a door and then punching it. Pistorius family spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess said the settlement agreement was finalized late last year with Cassidy Taylor-Memmory. She accused Pistorius of assault in the September 2009 incident. Taylor-Memmory was reportedly injured in the leg when the door broke. Burgess didnt give settlement details. Pistorius will go on trial from March 3 on a charge of premeditated murder for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home last Feb. 14, and also faces other firearm-related charges at the trial at a high court in Pretoria. He denies murder and claims he shot Steenkamp by mistake after believing she was a dangerous nighttime intruder in his bathroom.Jordans wife gives birth to twin daughters CHARLOTTE Michael Jordan has more to be happy about than just the improved play of his NBA franchise. His wife, Yvette, has given birth to the couples identical twin daughters, Jordans spokeswoman Estee Portnoy told The Associated Press. Tuesday night Yvette Jordan, 35, gave birth to Victoria and Ysabel on Sunday in West Palm Beach, Fla. Scripture of the Day We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American Proverb But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. Hebrews 9:12-13 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 organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Emily Lawson at email@example.com. Submissions The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question, or suggestion, please call the editor. 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The play premiered at the Manhattan Theater Club in March 2007, depicting the presidential assassination not only as a national tragedy but as a vexing interruption in a womans quest to fame and glory, Gray said. Our Leading Lady follows Keenes attempt to bring Lincoln to her closing night peformance despite a series of backstage quarrels that threaten to hinder the plays performance. Before the guest of honor arrives, she labors to bring the theaters stock company together so they can awe the audience. But after the tragedy, she contemplates her uncertain future. Will she be suspected of helping Booth assassinate the president? Live theater was extremely popular during the Civil War era, a factor in the Blue-Grey Armys decision to start this years events with a well-known play. We always look for something that is unique a draw for people at the festival that isnt something they could find on an everyday basis, Gray said. Having a local group made this that much better. It showcases the talent in our community. The Alligator Community Theater has been preparing for the opening night since November. Many people will remember several of the actors performing in Our Leading Lady from their work in Our American Cousin. I certainly want to encourage people to come out, Gray said. Its a family friendly environment, a night of singing and live theater. These are people that have a lot of talent and have practiced months in preparation for this event to make sure it is a grand theatrical production. LEADINGContinued From 1Asale price for homes sold in Columbia County was $113,250 and declined to $110,000 in 2013. New pending sales, an indicator of potential closed sales, increased to 524 during 2013. The uptick marks a 33.7 increase from 2012, when the number of new pending sales sat at 392. Inventory also jumped from 351 in 2012 to 421 in 2013, a 19.9 percent increase. Both numbers mean people are more confident in the market, Gherna said. Sellers must be testing the market to see if they can get the price they want, he added. For the last three years, sellers have seen an increase in the percentage they receive of their original list price. Over the last year, the percentage increased 1.5 percent and now rests at 88.4 percent. According to Florida Realtors, the number will continue to rise in a recovering market as buyers realize they need to match the selling price or even better it. All of the statistics are showing the market is improved or improving, said Board of Realtors president Susan Eagle. All the reports were seeing show the economy is getting better and home sales are looking to improve. According to her, buyers should jump now before the market transitions to a sellers market. Since 2008, a homes median number of days on the market has been trending downward. For last year, a home sat for a median of 89 days on the market before it sold. Houses are moving now, she said. The inventory theres just not as much for them to look at, not as much for them to chose from now. MARKETContinued From 1Acounties in North Florida Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton is the people in them and their willingness to work together, Neelands said. Ill miss all of them. As chief probation officer, Neelands sees a vast number of children struggling in the juvenile justice system. Lately, her department has made changes throughout the state to help those children become responsible adults. Now, the department issues citations for children who arent repeat offenders. The process allows some first-offenders to keep that history from bogging them down for the rest of their lives. To help the children and their families, Neelands ensures each community offers a wide variety of services. She accomplishes the task by building community partnerships in each of the seven counties in her jurisdiction. I think our biggest accomplishment was having a good staff who worked together, she said. It wasnt anything I did on my own. According to Neelands, she started working for the state when the Department of Public Welfare existed. She transitioned to the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, where she stayed until 1996. That year, HRS was reformed into two separate entities: The Department of Health and the Florida Department of Children and Families. Neelands worked for DCF until 2007 when she moved to her current job at the Department of Juvenile Justice. Her job at DCF, she felt, prepared her to take over as chief probation officer. Because we were a new agency, you might have come for one job, but you had to learn several jobs, Neelands said. You did a little bit this and a little bit of that. About 30 community members and DJJ employees gathered Wednesday morning at Florida Gateway College to celebrate Neelands retirement. The words on her cake read: Best Wishes on Your Next Adventure. Neelands plans to spend Thursday, her last day on the job, packing away whats left of her stuff. The experience of boxing memorabilia collected over the last 42 years brought back a flood of memories, she said. Her dedication and commitment to families has spanned over 40 years and will be missed, said Jill Clemens, the north region director of juvenile probation. She provides expertise based on continually researching evidence-based practices on a national and state level. ... Her training and support of staff in the circuit has left the community in good hands as they move forward. The department has not selected a new chief probation officer as of now, but Clemens said she intends to make a recommendation soon. What Ive found is Sharon is sort of like the oak tree holding fast and steady, said John Hancock, Third Circuit coordinator for DJJ. She doesnt get swayed.... With juveniles, theres so much to do, some much to accomplish that if youre going to do anything you have to remain steadfast. Sharon has been a solid part of the community while shes been here. RETIREContinued From 1A AMANDA WILLIAMSON/Lake City ReporterWreck blocks Bascom Norris trafficA multi-vehicle crash blocked SW Bascom Norris Drive for an extended period of time Wednesday afternoon. Further details were not available at press time.One dead in early morning collisionFrom staff reportsLIVE OAK A Suwannee County woman died in a collision with a log truck here early Wednesday, FHP reports. Tracy H. Deas, 42, was traveling east on US 90 when a 1998 Kenworth tractor-trailer loaded with logs made a right turn in front of her from County Road 137, FHP said. Her 2004 GMC Yukon struck the left side of the trailer. Deas was transported to UF Health Shands, where she was pronounced dead at 8:42 a.m. Wednesday, according to an FHP news release. The driver of the log truck, Eliecer Caceres Labrada, 42, of Ocala, was unhurt. US 90 was closed for several hours, according to FHP. Charges are pending further investigation, the news release said.
F riday was my husbands birthday. We spent it in the car. Not all of it, just four hours. He was driving. I was writing. It worked pretty well. We had an unspoken agreement. He didnt tell me how to write. And I tried not to tell him how to drive. We left our home in Las Vegas around mid-afternoon, to drive to Phoenix for the weekend, to cel ebrate his birthday and see the Warriors play the Suns. My husband is a lucky man. He knows it, but I like to remind him. Not only has he lived to see another birthday not everyone gets to do that, you know but he married a woman who likes basketball and doesnt balk at driving 300 miles to see a game. The day got off to a great start with birthday cards and phone calls and a video from our 3-year-old grandson singing Happy birday, Papa Mark! backed up by his baby brother, chiming in on to you! In the car, his cell phone kept ringing with birthday greetings from family and friends. He put them all on speaker phone so he could drive hands free and I could listen in, even though it wasnt my birthday. We by-passed Hoover Dam, drove on through Kingman, and headed out across the open desert just in time for sunset. The western sky colored up slow ly, painting feather-like clouds in the singular shades of neon pinks and purples and lavenders and grays that Ive come to love in desert sun sets. I wish you couldve seen it. Just past Wikieup a town thats even smaller than the one I grew up in my husband pulled over to take a picture. Hes like that. A sucker for sunsets. I like that about him. I wanted to take a picture of him taking the picture, but I couldnt get my phone/camera out of my purse before he got back in the car. Im like that. Slow. He likes that about me. Back on the road, the sunset gradually faded to black, the shad ows grew long and the desert dis appeared, bedding down under a blanket of night. Oncoming headlights sliced the dark like lasers and stabbed at our eyes. The rough road got rougher, rattling our teeth. My bad knee kept begging for a break, and dinner was still miles away. I dug into the snack bag one last time and fished out a limp stick of celery. It had seemed like such a good idea when I packed it. Meanwhile, on the CD player, the Reverend Al Green began to sing, Love and Happiness, and we had to laugh. A little good music makes a bad road better. An hour later, we checked into the hotel (they left a light on for us), got dinner and sat out on a roof top feeling glad to be alive. We had a great weekend. Ate too much, slept too little and the Warriors, well, they lost. But still, it was all worth the drive. Isnt it always? On the way home, I started think ing about birthdays. In our family, we celebrate four in January, four in February, and all the others throughout the year. Mine is next week. Im not sure how well cel ebrate it. Possibly not with a fourhour drive to a basketball game. If Im lucky, like my husband, Ill get cards and calls and maybe a few videos. I dont need presents any more. When youve seen as many birthdays as Ive seen, the only gift you truly want is getting to see one more. Birthdays are the mile markers on the road of life. They tell us how far weve come, but not how far weve yet to go. Life is a journey more than a destination. The road is harder for some than it is for others, but we all reach the end of it sooner or later. What matters is who we choose as traveling companions, and how often we just sit back and enjoy the ride. Heres wishing you a happy birth day, whenever it may be. No need to send me a birthday card. Unless you really want to. 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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 Get Fit, Lake City? A birthday journey TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: In 1542, the fifth wife of Englands King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery. In 1741, Andrew Bradford of Pennsylvania published the first American magazine. The American Magazine, or A Monthly View of the Political State of the British Colonies lasted three issues. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln was officially declared winner of the 1860 presidential election as electors cast their ballots. In 1914, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, known as ASCAP, was founded in New York. In 1935, a jury in Flemington, N.J. found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-slaying of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was later executed.) In 1945, during World War II, Allied planes began bombing the German city of Dresden. The Soviets cap tured Budapest, Hungary, from the Germans. Associated Press T hat wasnt a rhetorical question. Get Fit, Lake City, the Altrusasponsored citywide challenge, ends this week, and folks all over town are tallying up their losses. (In this case, thats a good thing.) The Biggest Loser contest comes to a close today as contestants complete their final weigh-outs. The competition among businesses ends Friday, as does the one among schools. The latter has been particularly fierce, were told. Results will be announced March 7 in a special ceremony at FGC, complete with a Fun Run for kids and a 5K for adults. Should be a great evening. Meanwhile, great job to the folks at the local branch of Altrusa International for bringing this community-wide initiative to our town. Whatever the final results, Get Fit, Lake City has called our attention to a big prob lem right in our own back yard: obesity, especially among children. We can no longer just shrug it off or pre tend it doesnt exist. We are on notice now, and have no one to blame but ourselves for the serious health problems that will persist should we continue to look the other way. A little girl to remember S hirley Temple is hard to imagine today in Hollywood, or in Topeka or Cleveland, for that matter. She was the sweetheart of an innocent age and a hopeful place that deserved her more than ours, and its difficult to recall the grip she had on the nations heart in a time of misery and desperation. Shirley Temple Black, who died this week at age 85, demonstrated that a child shall lead them to star dom done right. The little girl who danced down the stairs with Bill Robinson Mr. Bojangles and captured the nations heart gave America a wink and a little girls smile to soften the throes of the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt observed that as long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right. And it was so. From the age of 6, she won over the theater crowds to the delight even of the silver screens harshest critics. Her grace was just what the country needed. I class myself with Rin Tin Tin, Mrs. Black once described herself with the self-deprecating modesty that warmed her charm. At the end of the Depression, people were per haps looking for something to cheer themselves up. They fell in love with a dog and a little girl. It wont happen again. Indeed. Her turn at the top of Hollywoods A-list came to an end, as all such things must. She gave up show business at the age of 22, when most stars are just hitting their stride, and turned to what she found to be far more important, family and public service. She was a mother, a grandmother and eventually a great-grandmother, and succeeded at all three. She was a delegate to the United Nations and an ambassador to Ghana. She was President Gerald R. Fords chief of protocol, the first woman to hold the post. She was President George H.W. Bushs ambassador to Czechoslovakia, where she had a front-row seat to watch the fall of communism. In a town where celebrity mar riages are often measured in months, sometimes weeks and occasionally days, Mrs. Black was devoted to her husband, the late Charles Alden Black, for 55 years. Todays child actors frequently become ambassadors of immorality. To name just one, Miley Cyrus, who at age 11 was the Disney Channels Hannah Montana, a wholesome character playing a teenage pop singer. She grew older, but not wiser. She listened to her managers who told her to deliver increasingly tawdry performances, just for the shock value. Miss Cyrus continues to turn in one vulgar and tasteless performance after another, pursuing fame and wealth. Shirley Temple, the brightest and most bankable star in Hollywood in its golden years, shunned the cheap and the frowzy. She held firmly to her values, once resigning from the executive committee of the San Francisco International Film Festival to pro test a screening of the Swedish film Night Games, which she called pornography for profit. America could embrace another Shirley Temple, unlikely as that prospect may be. With the news of disappointing jobs reports, people losing their health care, higher debt and taxes, a cruise on the Good Ship Lollipop to the sunny beach of Peppermint Bay, a magic place with lemonade stands everywhere, is just what we need. Shirley would make every thing right. She always did. The Washington Times Sharon Randall www.sharonrandall.com Sharon Randall can be contacted at P.O. Box 777394, Henderson, NV 89077. 4AOPINION
5A LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Bernard Reginald Demps Mr. Bernard R. Demps, Lake City resident answered the Lords call to come home Feb ruary 7, 2014 with wife Marnita and sons Mer rell and Alex by his side. Bernard was born March 7, 1952 in Co lumbia County to Robert and Ruby Demps. Both precede him in death. He was a 1971 graduate of Richard son High School. Bernard and Marnita Bradley were united in Holy Matrimony April 2, 1992. +HHQMR\HGVKLQJDQGYLVLW LQJ6HQLRUFLWL]HQV+HORYHGchildren and helping people. Left to cherish memories: ORYLQJDQGGHYRWHGZLIHRIyears, Marnita Demps; chil dren, Tomeca, Merrell, Ales, Tasha and Keisha Demps; sis ter, Althea Demps; aunt, Annie 0DH5RZHGHYRWHGJUDQG children, Tyshawn Postell, 7D\YDKQ-RUGDQ$OH[DQGULDDemps; hosts of nieces, neph HZVRWKHUUHODWLYHVDQGIULHQGV)XQHUDOVHUYLFHVIRU0U%HUQDUG'HPSVZLOOEHp.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 245 NE Washington Street, Lake City, Florida, El GHU/DUU\)XOWRQ2IFLDWLQJ)DPLO\ZLOOUHFHLYHIULHQGVfrom 6:00 8:00 p.m. Friday, )HEUXDU\DW5HYHODWLRQof God and Christ Church, 296 /RPRQG$YHQXH/DNH&LW\)/ Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington Street, /DNH&LW\)/Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. The Caring Professionals Florie Bell Fleming Grigger Mrs. Florie Bell Fleming Grigger, resident of Lake City, Florida passed away peaceful ly on Friday, February 7, DW+DYHQHospice. She was surround ed by many of KHUORYHGRQHVMrs. Grigger, 99 years young was born in Suwannee Coun ty, the 8th child born to the late )UDQNDQG)ORUHQFH'DYLV)OHP ing. She was preceded in death by 11 of her siblings. She grew up in Columbia County and was PDUULHGLQWRWKHODWH-RKQ ny Grigger, Sr. They remained married until his demise in 1974. To this union 8 children were born, four preceded her in death; Margie, King Solomon, Randy DQG6\OYHVWHU*ULJJHU6KHZDVDOZD\VYHU\VRIWVSRNHQZDUPDQGFDULQJ6KHHQMR\HGYLVLWLQJfamily and friends and would always walk out as quietly as VKHHQWHUHG+HUOLIHZDVOOHGZLWKORYHIRUKHUIDPLO\DQGLWZDVKHUORYHWKDWNHSWWKHPWR gether. And though she spoke VRIWO\HYHU\RQHNQHZWKDWZKHQshe said something or made a FRPPHQWVKHPHDQWHYHU\ZRUGshe said. She wore many titles in her long life, and at the last re union, she was named the ma triarch of the Fleming family. She joined Philadelphia Baptist Church at an early age and her membership remained there. She attended regularly until her health failed. She will truly be missed by all who knew her. 6KHOHDYHVWRFKHULVKIRQGPHPRULHVDORYLQJVRQ-RKQQ\*ULJJHU-UGDXJKWHUV/X FLOOH&UXVDZ-RKQ%HWW\&UD\Mary Pickett, all of Lake City, FL; sister, Estella Mayo, Lake City, FL; sister-in-law, Annie Liza Simmons, Brunswick, GA; daughter-in-law, Barbara Crawford Grigger, North Caro lina; 46 grandchildren, 88 great grandchildren; 60 great-great and great-great-great-grand children; hosts of nieces, neph HZVRWKHUUHODWLYHVDQGIULHQGV)XQHUDOVHUYLFHVIRU0UVFlorie Bell Fleming Grigger will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Philadelphia Mission ary Baptist Church, 8406 SW CR 242, Lake City, FL, Pas WRU,/:LOOLDPVRIFLDWLQJ)DPLO\ZLOOUHFHLYHIULHQGVfrom 6:00 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 at Mt. Pis gah AME Church, 245 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington St. Lake &LW\)/Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. The Caring Professionals Sybil Johns Murray0UV6\ELO-RKQV0XUUD\Branford, Fl passed peacefully on February 10th at NFRMC. She was the widow of the late Glenn M. Murray, Sr. and the daughter of the late Claudie F. -RKQV6UDQG0DXGH6NLQQHU-RKQVRI/DNH&LW\6KHLVSUH ceded in death by her son the late *OHQ00XUUD\-URI$ODFKXD)ODQGEURWKHU:DOODFH-RKQVRI/DNH&LW\)O6KHLVVXUYLYHGE\two daughters: Suzanne Murray Kilapatrick of High Springs, -HQQLIHU0XUUD\(GHQHOGRIAlachua, two brothers: Claudie -RKQV7HG-RKQVRI/DNH&LW\one sister, Celesta Milton of /DNH&LW\VHYHQJUDQGFKLOGUHQDQGVHYHQWHHQJUHDWJUDQGFKLO GUHQ6HUYLFHVZLOOEHKHOGDWSPRQ)ULGD\)HEUXDU\14th at First Baptist Church in %UDQIRUGZLWK5HY'R\OH%HOODQG5HY(GGLH%ODORFNRIFLDW ing. Interment will follow in the 2DNJURYH0HPRULDO&HPHWHU\DANIELS FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY, INC., of /LYH2DNDQG%UDQIRUG)/in charge of arrangements. Sonjia McCray Perkins Mrs. Sonjia McCray Perkins, resident of Sanderson, Florida, passed on February 6, 2014. She was born February 2, 1945 in Macclenny, Florida. Parents, Tommy and Hilda McCray pre cedes her in death. Sonjia was educat ed in Baker County. Fish ing was one of her many hob bies. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Lester Perkins, Sr. on August 17, 2002. They shared more than 40 years of WKHLUOLYHVWRJHWKHU0UV3HUNLQVattended Faith Bible Church. Left to cherish memories: Husband, Lester Perkins, Sr.; VRQV6WHYH0F&UD\6U/DX UD5HJLQDOG0F&UD\/HVWHU3HUNLQV-U6SHQFHU3HUNLQVdaughter, Shalena Williamson -DPHVJUDQGFKLOGUHQ6WHYH0F&UD\-U$OWDYLV:LOOLDPV*HUPHWUULFD&KXUFK-DPLOOHTisdale, Gabriel Williams, 5HJLQDOG0F&UD\-U7UDQQHQMcCray; great grandchildren, Kenais Williams, Keden Har ris, Kesen Williams; adopted granddaughter, Hildary Per ry. Special thanks to her sis ter, Minister Theola McCray 3DUNHU0R]HOOH-HIIHUVRQDQGfamily and Floyd Daniels. )XQHUDOVHUYLFHVIRU0UVSonjia McCray Perkins will be 12:00 noon, Saturday, Feb ruary 15, 2014 at Faith Bi ble Church, 15902 US High way 90 West, Sanderson, FL. Videl Williams, Pastor. 7KHIDPLO\ZLOOUHFHLYHfriends from 6:00 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 at Faith Bible Church. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington Street. /DNH&LW\)/Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. The Caring Professionals George W. Lake, Jr Mr. George Washington Lake, -UWUDQVLWLRQHGIURPHDUWKWRKHDYHQRQ)HEUXDU\Bubba, as he was affectionate ly called, was born August LQOrlando, Flor ida to George Lake, Sr. and Zelma Mur phy Lake. Both precede him in death. Educated in Co lumbia County, George gradu ated from Rich ardson High 6FKRROLQ+HVHUYHGLQthe United States Army and was honorably discharged. Left to cherish memories: One son, Milak Baldwin, Lake City, FL; sisters, Cynthia Tomlin, St. Petersburg, FL, Gwendolyn McKnight, Brandon, FL; broth HU-DPHV$UWKXU/DNH3DOPBeach, FL; special cousin, Ru HQD1RUPDQ-DPHV7DOODKDV see, FL; hosts of nieces, neph HZVRWKHUUHODWLYHVDQGIULHQGV)XQHUDOVHUYLFHVIRU*HRUJH:DVKLQJWRQ/DNH-UZLOOEH10:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb ruary 15, 2014 in the Chap el of Combs Funeral Home. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington St., Lake &LW\)/Marq Combs-Turner, L.F.D. The Caring Professionals Jessie Imogene Nettles Smith 0UV-HVVLH,PRJHQH1HWWOHV 6PLWKDJHRI3URYLGHQFHFlorida passed early Tuesday morning Feb ruary 11, 2014 in her home. She was a life long resi dent of Union County, Flor ida. She was PDUULHGWR-Felton Smith for 56 years before he proceed ed in death in 2004. 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They worked together in their business, Felton Smith liquid Fertilizer, and farming RSHUDWLRQIRURYHUIRUW\\HDUV Other than her family Imo genes lifelong passion and commitment was her mem EHUVKLSLQWKH&KXUFKRI-HVXVChrist of Latter-day Saints and researching the fami ly genealogies of families.7KHYLVLWDWLRQZLWKIDPLO\ZLOObe Friday, February 14, 2014 IURP30DWWKH&KXUFKRI-HVXV&KULVWRI/DWWHUGD\Saints, one mile west of Lake %XWOHURQKLJKZD\7KHIX neral will be held Saturday, Feb ruary 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the same location. Internment ZLOOEHDW2DN*URYH&HPH tery. ARCHER FUNERAL HOME, INC Obituaries are paid adver tisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. Columbia Countys Most Wanted Funded by the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund; Administered by the Of ce of the Attorney General CALL (386) 754-7099 OR SUBMIT A WEB TIP ATwww.columbiacrimestoppers.netWE DO NOT WANT YOUR NAME, JUST YOUR INFORMATION!The likeness of suspects is supplied by the Columbia County Sheriffs Office Warrants Division and/or other law enforcement agencies. The cases are active at the time of publication unless otherwise not-ed. Crime Stoppers of Columbia County, Inc., and their volunteers are jointly and individually exempt from any and all liability which might arise as a result of the publication of public records. Anita Denise Martin AKA: Anita Futch, Anita Russ DOB: 07/20/1965 Height: 5 4 :HLJKW 133 lbs. Hair: Red (\HV Brown Identifiers: Bald Spot on Right Side of HeadWanted For: VOP 3 Counts Possession of a Controlled SubstanceWanted As Of: 01/31/2014 **Prior Resisting Arrest** Jordan Anthony Smith DOB: 07/05/1991 Height: 5 10 :HLJKW 130 lbs. Hair: Brown (\HV Blue Tattoos: Left Arm-Bio Hazard; Right Arm-Star Wanted For: Burglary of Structure/ Conveyance, Criminal Mischief Wanted As Of: 01/16/2014 Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Columbia County. The family of the lateNazieree Sister Barber Hollandwould like to extend our warmest thank you & appreciation for all your prayers and phone calls, as well as contributions. Your hands and hearts gave to us in our time of bereavement. With God, family & friends, were learning to live again.09/03/194212/29/2013 Sharon, Pearl, Gloria & Jessica OBITUARIES Coming together for the community From staff reports LIVE OAK Local organiza tions joined forces to raise money for Heritage Park and Gardens in Live Oak. Local businesses, philanthropists and the Live Oak Community Redevelopment Agency all saw the need to pre serve local history and support the ongoing efforts of Heritage Park. First Federal Bank of Florida, PotashCorp-White Springs and the Suwannee Valley Community Foundation each donated $10,000, with the Live Oak CRA matching the funds for an additional $30,000. Recently, the Friends of Heritage Park and Gardens pre sented these organizations with plaques of appreciation. During the presentation, Ronnie Poole, Board Member of the Friends of Heritage Park and Gardens expressed his appreciation to the organizations for their donation and continued support of the Park. On hand at the presen tation were FHPG Board Members Marlene Mitchell, Marilyn Jones, Ronnie Poole and FHGP Secretary Billy Golightly; Terry Baker, General Manager of PotashCorp; Keith Leibfried, President and CEO of First Federal Bank; James Montgomery, Suwannee Valley Community Foundation Advisory Council Chair; and Live Oak City Councilman Keith Mixon, City Councilman Jacob Grantham, and CRA Director Tim Williams. To truly maximize the potential of Heritage Park and Gardens, the Friends developed a plan to improve the space for meetings, reunions and weddings as well as to provide additional recreational opportunities for the public. The Park officially opened to the pub lic in April of 2013. Major work has already been completed on restoring and reno vating the mansion and gardens, but more work is yet to come. The funds will be used to build a restroom facility and further ren ovate the house and gardens in order to better prepare the prop erty for public use. Keith Leibfried, President of First Federal Bank of Florida expressed his gratitude. I am grateful to these organiza tions that stepped up to show their support of this park, Leibfried said. We are hopeful that our contribu tions will inspire other businesses and individuals to also contribute to this worthwhile organization. Terry Baker, General Manager, PotashCorp-White Springs said, PotashCorps investment in Heritage Park is an investment in the growth of our Live Oak Community. We are happy to partner with other businesses such as First Federal Bank and the Community Foundation to support this sustainable project. PotashCorp has a goal to invest one percent of its pre-tax earn ings in projects that improve the world, with an emphasis on the areas where our employees and neighbors work and live. PotashCorp views this as a way to build roots for the future that can help the company and com munities grow. Suwannee Valley Community Foundation Advisory Board Chair, James Montgomery stated, After having a tour of Heritage Park, I am convinced the [Suwannee Valley Community Foundation] Board made the right decision to enter into this partnership with Suwannee County. The Suwannee Valley Community Foundation is an affiliate fund of The Community Foundation in Jacksonville and was founded in 2002 by a group of community and business lead ers in the Suwannee Valley. The Suwannee Valley Community Foundation is a com munity organization that provides guidance and assistance for estab lishing funds to benefit not-for-profit organizations in Suwannee, Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Union counties. Local organizations donate $60,000 to Hertiage Park. COURTESY PHOTOSFrom left: Ronnie Poole, FHPG Board Member; Marlene Mitchell, FHPG Board Member; Billy Golightly, FHPG Secretary; Marilyn Jones FHPG Board Member; Keith Leibfried, First Federal Bank President and CEO; Terry Baker, PotashCorp-White Springs General Manager; James Montgomery, Suwannee Valley Community Foundation Advisory Board Chair; Live Oak City Councilman Keith Mixon, City Councilman Jacob Grantham, and CRA Director Tim Williams. From left: James Montgomery, Keith Leibfried, Terry Baker and Jacob Grantham hand checks to Marilyn Jones (center). The Nerd ongoing on High Springs Community TheaterFrom staff reports HIGH SPRINGS High Springs Community Theater is currently performing the side-splitting comedy The Nerd by popular playwright Larry Shue. Performances take place each weekend through March 2, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Come witness the problem of a young architect who is visited by a man who saved his life in Vietnam. Unfortunately, the vis itor is an inept, hopelessly ridic ulous nerd, who outstays his welcome with a vengeance. Adults tickets are $11, senior tickets cost $9 on Sundays, youth tickets are $8 Purchase tickets online at highspringscommunitytheater.com, at The Framery of Lake City 754-2780, 341 So. Marion Street, or at the theater Box Office 30 minutes before curtain. Please note, parental discre tion is advised as the show does contain some strong language. TODAYDARThe Edward Rutledge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their monthly meeting today at 10:30 a.m., at the Wilson Rivers Library on the Florida Gateway College campus. The speak er will be author C. N. Kirk Kirkland. Visitors are wel comed. For more informa tion, please call 752-2903.Garden ClubThe Lake City Garden Club will hold its month ly meeting today at the Clubhouse, 257 SE Hernando Street. Social hour is 9:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10. Sandra Plummer will be showing us how to pound flowers. Tea Party meetingThe North Central Florida Tea Party will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Taylor Building, 128 SW Birley Ave. Gary Bernsten, director of Concerned Veterans for America, will be the guest speaker. Lane Watkins will talk on the 2014 election. Contact Sharon Higgins at 386-935-0821.Feb. 14AARP Driver SafetyThe NEW AARP Smart Driver Course will be held Feb. 14 at 9 a.m. at Lake City Medical Center. Register at 386-719-9371. COMMUNITY CALENDAR Q To submit your Community Calendar item, call Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
6A LAKE CITY REPORTER BLACK HISTORY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 ALPACA INVASION THIS WEEKEND IN LAKE CITY!! :}]vZ&o}]o}]}vZ,} ^dZ^vZ]v^oyWKv}v & U^dZKl_ FOLLOW US TO d,>W ^,KtXJ Come step into the Wonderful World of Alpacas &hE&KZd,t,K>& AMILY FREE ADMISSION >Zo]ov/'l]olvoZ}PZZKo} d}ZU&ov^'W<]_(}uZ}ov]uoX ^Z}(}v]oW}u(}uZ]. >vu}}o&u]vPJ &}u}]v(}u}v]]X(}X}u}}v } ^tdZ}}K[}vv]o ^ ^v -3 L ast week a group of citizens traveled to Ft. Mose, locat ed in the historical St. Augustine, Florida. Ft. Mose is the first all black settlement of free black people. These people lived in Spanish Florida in a time when Florida was not part of the United States. The group of travelers consisted of 34 passengers, 17 of which were school-aged children. The bus trip to Ft. Mose is an opportuni ty to discuss black history, and all things that concern the making of it. This year we discussed the cultural contributions to black history and the part such culture plays on progress. The passengers were asked to identify cul tural characteristics that were unique to the black community. The things identified and discussed ranged from soul food, and family reunions to being fashionably late (out of sea son) and self-identity. Students shared ways that changing the cultural norms could positively impact the progress being made. The statement of one child set off a nerve for most adult passengers to such degree that fur ther discussion and focus is warranted. A little girl on the bus felt that if adults would mind their own business, the commu nity would be better off. Imagine for a moment, sitting in your car at a stop light and watching a young child wander aimlessly into traffic. Do you sit until they cross? When you notice the direction of the child is unknown, do you park and get out and offer assistance? Or do you call for help? Whichever you choose, something would be wrong if you drove uninterrupted by the childs presence. To observe practices fatal to the progress and develop ment of our children, is to watch them walk aimlessly in traffic. The more significant the decisions are to the ability of the child to be safe and develop rep resents the busier the traffic is that you are met aphorically observing. Research shows that parental involvement improves a childs chanc es of being successful aca demically, without regard to who the parent is. Research shows that chil dren with higher levels of self-esteem are better positioned to make posi tive choices while becom ing young adults, without regard to who instills the self-esteem. Research shows that little girls who feel loved as children are less likely to become teen parents, with out regard to who displays the love to them. The con cept of the Village is need ed to raise our children to be the best they can be. We are all members of the tribe called humans, and everyone is needed in the business of our Village. HISTORICALLY SPEAKING Q Befaithful Coker is the executive director of Its About My Efforts. Bea Coker By BEA COKERSpecial to the Reporter Dr. Smitherman, was born to southern family in Birmingham, Ala., where his father served as a rev erend. Young Smitherman saw his fathers church burn down twice during their push for voting registration. He would later become a pioneering executive and professional chem ist at Proctor & Gamble who led the way for other African-Americans at the prestigious company in the 1960s. He was the first black person with a doc torate hired at Proctor & Gamble. With a Ph.D in physical organic chemistry, Dr. Smitherman, developed a number of incredibly popu lar patents, including Crest toothpaste, Safeguard soap, Bounce fabric softeners, Biz, Folgers Coffee and Crush soda, to name a few. Not only are they still on the shelves, but many of them are on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center in the featured exhib it, America I AM: The African-American Imprint. Smitherman was nicknamed the Jackie Robinson of Proctor & Gamble. After 29 years there, he turned in his lab coat to work as a professor at Wilberforce University. After serving at the historically black college, Smitherman turned his attention to starting a high school called the Western Hills Design Technology School to help black stu dents perform better in math and science. By BEA COKERSpecial to the Reporter Minnie Thomas was one of eleven children born to a farming couple in Wellborn in 1923. Both her father and mother worked on the farm as did the children when they were not attending school. Thomas said that she didnt enjoy farm work but accepted it to be a required chore in her family. She attended Groom School up to the ninth grade and then briefly attended Springfield School. She married Tom Thomas and moved to Lake City in 1948. Mr. Thomas worked as a cook and Mrs. Thomas tended her house while raising the couples five children: Linda, Patricia, Yvette, Tocama, and Lendrick. Thomas recalls the difficulty of working together as a couple to the focus was on providing for the children. After divorcing her husband, Thomas remained in Lake City and became an independent, hard-work ing single mother. She retired from Lake City Community College and now enjoys her 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.Fulfilling a dreamThomas discussed the racial condition in our community and our world in terms of fulfilling the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. With tears in her eyes, she expressed her concern that the community does not realize that we still dont love each other as Martin Luther King Jr. died trying to help us to realize. She shared that the children dont always understand and there fore cant appreciate the efforts are being made to protect their future. She said the adults are so busy trying to find the answer that they overlook the impact they can have on their children. I asked Thomas what was her recommendation for resolve. She responded, If we lived with integri ty, empathy and humility we could make lasting improvements. We love you, Mrs. Minnie, and your almost century of wisdom is much needed by all today. Working together to build the VillageTest your history knowledge Smitherman History from a local viewpoint COURTESYMinnie Thomas, 90, has lived in Lake City for 66 years. To observe practices fatal to the progress and development of our children is to watch them walk aimlessly in trac. Bea Coker 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. 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. CALENDAR When a mountebank came to town, he would put on an entertainment inter spersed with sales pitches for whatever treatment or medicine he was selling. These men depended on their ability to read an audi ence and manipulate their hearers to their wills. Entertainments might include dramatic sketches, magic acts, strongman exhi bitions (which allowed the mountebank to extol the vir tues of his product for pro ducing strength and vigor), music and acrobatics. The tradition of European mountebanks was already centuries old when it reached American shores during the colonial period, and it remained essentially unchanged for decades. But in the 1850s it began evolving into a more Americanized form, draw ing on local entertainment traditions such as minstrel shows. At the time of the Civil War, most medicine men were independent, hawking their own elixirs and pills, but by the 1870s a traveling medicine show was increasingly likely to be working for a manufac turer of patent medicines or medical devices. Most of the cures were worthless and some were downright dangerous, lead ing to states attempts to regulate these shows as early as the 1770s. But the shows remained popular up until the death of the patent medicine industry in the 1930s, not only because of medical ignorance but because they provided rarely-seen entertainment in small towns and rural areas. While the purpose of the show was to sell medication or medical devices, only about 10 per cent of the show actually revolved around the direct sales pitch; the rest of the time was taken up by enter tainment and spieling, a form of storytelling which introduced the cure-all and laid out enticements to buy it while weaving a tale that appealed to the audience. While no two traveling medicine shows were ever exactly alike, Joiners thes pians will be presenting what might be considered a typical show for the Civil War era. The presentation will open with a day in the life scene of a town hall meeting. This will set the stage for the medicine mans arrival with his bottles of Chief KeCoueys Imitation Fresh Water Elixir and the opening of his show. Within the show, the audience will be treated to a tale of the Norths evil attempts to kill the noble South during the war, interspersed with scenes from Shakespearean dra mas the medicine man will use to illustrate the main themes of his story. The last such scene, the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, will lead into a flirtation show, in which couples will demonstrate the 19th-century art of passing courtship mes sages via handkerchiefs, ribbons, parasols and flow ers. Finally, the medicine man will give his sales pitch for the marvelous elixir, straight from the Itchetucknee Springs. Fortunately, those who decide to spend a dollar on the medicine will not be getting anything more dangerous than a drink of water (not, of course, from the Itchetucknee River or its springs). But whether the audience buys or not, they will be getting a taste of a bygone era and the his tory of American popular entertainment. MEDICINEContinued From 1A
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, February 13, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org 1BSPORTS BRIEFS GAMES Today Q Fort White High softball vs. Bronson High, 6 p.m. Q Fort White High boys basketball vs. Trinity Catholic High in region quarterfinal, 7 p.m. Friday Q Columbia High wrestlers Kaleb Warner, Dustin Regar, Jake Maguire at FHSAA state tournament in Lakeland, 10 a.m. Q Columbia High softball at P.K. Yonge School, 6 p.m. Q Columbia High baseball vs. Lafayette High, 7 p.m. (JV-4:30) Q Fort White High baseball at Bradford High, 7 p.m. (JV-4:30) Saturday Q Fort White High baseball vs. Buchholz High, 3 p.m. (JV-1) RUNNING Blue Grey 5k registration The Olustee Blue Grey 5k is 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Race day registration is 6:30-7:15 a.m. in front of the Columbia County courthouse. Cost is $40; participants can save $10 by registering at Carquest Auto Parts by 5 p.m. today. The event includes running and walking for individual and teams. New divisions Athena (women 160-plus pounds) and Clydesdale (men 200-plus pounds) cost an additonal $5. Online register at www. stepfitnessonline.com For details, call Michelle Richards at 208-2447.Blue Grey Fun Run registration The Blue Grey Fun Run is 8:30 a.m. Saturday, starting at the Elks Club parking lot on Lake DeSoto in Lake City. There is no entry fee for the race, but there is a $10 fee for participants who wish to receive a T-shirt. Age group awards (girls and boys) will be given for 4-&-under, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14, and for overall winner. For details, call Heyward Christie at 754-3607. CHS SOCCER Banquets set for Feb. 28, March 1 Columbia Highs soccer program has awards banquets planned for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 (boys varsity and JV) and March 1 (girls varsity and JV) in the CHS auditorium. Deadline to purchase tickets from girls coach Lindsay McCardle and boys coach Trevor Tyler is Tuesday. For details, call Tyler at 623-3025. FORT WHITE SOCCER Banquet planned for Feb. 23 The Fort White High varsity and middle school soccer banquet is 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in the middle school cafeteria. Cost for adults is $5 at the door. RSVP to Michelle Glenn at 497-5952, Ext. 251.Q From staff reports Indians look to make run By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Fort White Highs basketball team gets to enjoy the fruits of its district championship labors with a home play-off game, the first for the school. Fort White hosts Trinity Catholic High of Ocala at 7 p.m. today. The Indians are district champions in 5-4A, while the Celtics are runners-up in District 6. Todays opening round is the region quarterfinals. In the other half of the mini-bracket, District 6 champi-on The Villages High hosts District 5 runner-up Santa Fe High. The next round is Tuesday. Trinity Catholic opened its doors in 2000, the same year as Fort White. The Celtics made the basket-ball playoffs from 2003-07 and again from 2010-12, but have never advanced past the first round. Williston High knocked them out in 2012. Coach Matt Greathouse was on board in his first year for the 2011-12 sea-son. We dont know a lot about them, Fort White head coach Isiah Phillips said. They have a 6-9 center and a point guard who shoots the ball very well. Those are their two big scorers. To me the matchup looks a lot like Suwannee, with a real good guard and a strong center. While Fort White swept Suwannee in the regular sea-son, the Bulldogs handed the 22-2 Indians one of their losses in the Hitchcocks Basketball Challenge tour-nament in Alachua over Christmas break. They were at Bradford (Fort Whites district tournament), so they know a little bit about us, Phillips said. We will have to adjust as we go into the game. During Saturdays district championship celebration, Phillips expressed some concern. We have got a team that cant slow the ball down, he said. We have got to keep playing. Phillips spoke to that on Wednesday, and said the Indians need to concentrate on what they do and not the opponent. My thing is play hard every night, Phillips said. Work on things we do bet-ter and focus on cutting down on our mistakes. We will continue to run and press. Thats what got us here. Here happens to be Fort Whites first district cham-pionship in basketball and the first-ever home playoff game. The Indians made the playoffs last year and went 1-1 on the road. The players are excited and the school is excited, Phillips said. They dont realize what a good thing it is to play at home. While not looking ahead, Phillips is not satisfied. We won district, but we dont want to settle for that, he said. We want to go for it all. TIM KIRBY /Lake City ReporterFort White High players celebrate the schools first basketball district championship following a 61-53 win over Santa Fe High in Starke on Saturday. The Indians host Trinity Catholic High in a region quarterfinal game at 7 p.m. today. Fort White not satisfied with district title win. Tiger wrestlers headed to stateBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High will send three wrestlers to the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament in Lakeland on Friday with expectations for all to place. The program as a whole has done really well this year, Columbia head coach Kevin Warner said. We sent 13 to districts and 13 to regionals, which is more than we ever have. Were making a good push. The Tigers will send three more to state with Kaleb Warner (132), Dustin Regar (138) and Jake Maguire (145) represent-ing Lake City. Warner said a handful of other wrestlers competed well at regionals, but just missed out. Leading the charge at state will be the younger Warner, who has a chance to win in his weight class. The only thing that stands in his way is an opponent that ranks No. 11 in the nation and a possible matchup in the semifinals. Dylan Lucas, from Brandon, is the No. 11 ranked wrestler in the nation and the way the bracket sets up, Kaleb will meet him in the semifi-nals, Kevin Warner said. Thats just the way it sets up with this being our first year wrestling in 2A. That team is really good and have won something like 15 state titles. Kevin Warner didnt rule out the possibility that his son could take Lucas down with a good performance. Were going to have to wrestle great to get past him and if we do, the state championship is there for the taking, Kevin Warner said. Theres no reason, even with a loss, to not come back and take third. Its probably going to take our best match, a little luck, to win state. Either way, hes probably the second best wrestler in the state of Florida pound for pound. Kevin Warner also feels that the rest of his team has a legitimate shot of ending up on the podium at the end of the weekend. Dustin saw this last year, even though he didnt wrestle, and he knows how big of an environment its going to be, he said. Jake is a state qualifier from Kentucky, so he has a great chance to place. Kaleb Warner will meet Jonathan Crunkilton of New Symrna Beach High in the opening round. Regar will face Bryce Ballsinger from Venice High and Maguire will take on C.J. Trammell from Venice High. All of the opening matches will take place at 10 a.m. If the wrestlers win both of their matches on Friday, they will only wrestle twice. Splitting their results will require a third match. There will be 16 wrestlers competing in each of the weight divisions. Four wins without defeat are required to be crowned the state champion. Columbia High sends three to try to grapple title. BRANDON FINLEY /Lake City ReporterColumbia High will compete in the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament beginning Friday in Lakeland. Pictured are (from left) head coach Kevin Warner, Jake Maguire, Dustin Regar, Kaleb Warner and assistant coach Alan Worley.
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F-C 6-9 260 (Saturday) SHOOTING STARS EASTERN CONFERENCE Team 1: Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York); Tim Hardaway Sr. (Legend); Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky) Team 2: Chris Bosh (Miami); Dominique Wilkins (Legend); Swin Cash (Chicago Sky) WESTERN CONFERENCE Team 1: Stephen Curry (Golden State); Dell Curry (Legend); Becky Hammon (San Antonio Stars) Team 2: Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City); Karl Malone (Legend); Skylar Diggins (Tulsa Shock) SKILLS CHALLENGE EASTERN CONFERENCE Team One Pos. Ht. Wt.G. Antetokounmpo, Mil. G-F 6-9 205 DeMar DeRozan, Tor. G 6-7 220 Team Two M. Carter-Williams, Phi. G 6-6 185Victor Oladipo, Orl. G 6-5 214 WESTERN CONFERENCE Team One Pos. Ht. Wt.Trey Burke, Utah G 6-0 190Damian Lillard, Por. G 6-3 195 Team Two Goran Dragic, Pho. G 6-4 180Reggie Jackson, OKC G 6-3 208 THREE-POINT CONTEST EASTERN CONFERENCE Participant, Team Pos. Ht. Wt.Arron Afflalo, Orl. G 6-5 215 Bradley Beal, Was. G 6-5 207Kyrie Irving, Cle. G 6-3 193 Joe Johnson, Bkn G 6-7 240 WESTERN CONFERENCE Participant, Team Pos. Ht. Wt.Marco Belinelli, S.A. F 6-5 210Stephen Curry, G.S. G 6-3 185Damian Lillard, Por. G 6-3 195Kevin Love, Min. F 6-10 243 SLAM DUNK EASTERN CONERENCE Participant, Team Pos. Ht. Wt.Paul George, Ind. G-F 6-8 210Terrence Ross, Tor. G 6-6 195John Wall, Was. G 6-4 195 WESTERN CONERENCE Participant, Team Pos. Ht. Wt. Harrison Barnes, G.S. F 6-8 210Damian Lillard, Por. G 6-3 195Ben McLemore, Sac. G 6-5 195 NBA calendar Friday-Sunday 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. AP Top 25 schedule Todays Games No. 9 Michigan State vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m. No. 13 Louisville at Temple, 7 p.m.No. 18 Creighton at Butler, 7 p.m.No. 21 Wisconsin vs. Minnesota, 9 p.m. No. 23 SMU at Rutgers, 7 p.m. Fridays Game No. 2 Arizona at Arizona State, 9 p.m. Saturdays Games No. 1 Syracuse vs. N.C. State, 3 p.m.No. 3 Florida at No. 14 Kentucky, 9 p.m. No. 5 San Diego State vs. Air Force, 8:05 p.m. No. 7 Kansas vs. TCU, 4 p.m.No. 8 Duke vs. Maryland, 6 p.m.No. 10 Cincinnati vs. Houston, 3 p.m.No. 11 Iowa State vs. Texas Tech, 1:45 p.m. No. 12 Saint Louis vs. VCU, 2 p.m.No. 16 Iowa at Penn State, 1 p.m.No. 17 Virginia at Clemson, NoonNo. 19 Texas vs. West Virginia, 8 p.m.No. 20 Memphis vs. No. 24 UConn at the XL Center, Hartford, Conn., Noon No. 22 Ohio State at Illinois, 8 p.m.No. 25 Pittsburgh at North Carolina, 1 p.m. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 Yankees star Jeter to retire after 2014 seasonAssociated PressNEW YORK Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this sea-son with absolutely no regrets, ending one of the greatest careers in the his-tory of baseballs most sto-ried franchise. The 39-year-old New York captain posted a long letter on his Facebook page Wednesday saying that 2014 will be his final year. A 13-time All-Star who has led the Yankees to five World Series champion-ships, Jeter was limited to 17 games last season while trying to recover from a broken left ankle sustained during the 2012 playoffs. I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball, he wrote. I have gotten the very most out of my life playing baseball, and I have abso-lutely no regrets, he said. Jeter was the last link to the powerful Yankees teams that won three straight World Series crowns from 1998-2000. Longtime team-mates Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte retired after last year. Derek Jeter is Mr. Yankee of his era, Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner told The Associated Press. He was the face of one of the great-est teams ever. But Jeters joyride hit a big speed bump recently. Last year was a tough one for me. As I suffered through a bunch of inju-ries, I realized that some of the things that always came easily to me and were always fun had started to become a struggle, Jeter wrote. The one thing I always said to myself was that when baseball started to feel more like a job, it would be time to move for-ward. So really it was months ago when I realized that this season would likely be my last. As I came to this conclusion and shared it with my friends and fam-ily, they all told me to hold off saying anything until I was absolutely 100 percent sure, he wrote. And the thing is, I could not be more sure, he wrote. Jeter hit just .190 with one homer and seven RBIs last season.
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 13, 2014 3B DEAR ABBY: Earlier this year, my sister Kathy was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy, chemo and radiation, and will begin reconstructive surgery soon. Because of her diagnosis she encouraged me to visit my doctor for an exam. When I did, they found a lump, which needs further testing. I have chosen not to share this with my fam-ily because my sisters and parents have been deeply affected by Kathys diag-nosis, and I dont want to cause them needless worry. My husband is angry and he said that because Kathy is their favorite they wouldnt be concerned anyway. I thought it was insensitive and cruel to me, but more to the point, I felt he wasnt thinking about how upset my doing so might make my fam-ily. Am I wrong to feel this way? NEEDS FURTHER TESTING DEAR NEEDS FURTHER TESTING: Certainly not. Your husbands comment illustrates the impor-tance of keeping ones mouth firmly shut if one cant think of something helpful or sup-portive to say. It almost appears that he is angry at you for the questionable test result. I cant blame you for not wanting to upset your already stressed family at this point, but if more testing confirms that you, too, have breast cancer, I think its important that you let them know -especially your sis-ters, who might want to be screened sooner than later. I hope your husbands apparent inability to support you emotionally during this difficult time is an aberration, but if its not, you will need to find support elsewhere. DEAR ABBY: About 15 years ago I committed a crime against a woman I cared about. I have felt guilt and remorse about it ever since. I cant speak to her or have any contact with her. I would like to tell her Im sorry for what happened. I have beaten myself up over this and thought about sui-cide. What do I do? Please help, Abby. SO SORRY IN ST. JOSEPH, MO. DEAR SO SORRY: The first thing you must do is talk with a mental health professional about your suicidal thoughts. Once you have been stabilized, you should then understand that you may have been forbid-den to contact your former friend because what you did was so traumatic that it could cause her to relive the incident, which could fur-ther victimize her. If youre looking for forgiveness, for-give YOURSELF and move on -but leave her out of it. DEAR ABBY: Is there some sort of etiquette regarding inquiring about someones country of origin? While making polite conversation with a customer in my retail shop, I noticed she had an accent and asked where she was from. She became very evasive and seemed offended that I had asked. She actually refused to answer my question. I tried to recover from the awkward situation, but I cant help but feel I insulted her somehow. Was I wrong to ask? -FRIENDLY RETAILER IN KANSAS DEAR RETAILER: Perhaps. Some immigrants to this country feel the question you asked is a very personal one. There can be various reasons for it. The person may feel self-conscious about his or her accent, and you cant know the political situation in the persons country of origin or whether he or she has encountered bias because of where he or she came from. HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Complete unfinished business, then take a little time to do the things you enjoy or to be with someone you love. Make plans or find a way to build up your assets. Invest, make a move or set up a new budget. +++++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Avoid meddlers trying to find out about your pri-vate business. Focus on the things you want to do and the people you enjoy spend-ing time with most. Make changes to your home, but ask for approval if youll affect others. ++GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Talk will get you what you want. Your charm, coupled with your confident way of expressing your ideas, will draw attention and should result in offers. Be sure you dont exagger-ate or promise something you cannot deliver. ++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Expect to experience changes regarding how you earn your living. Dont let anything or anyone upset you or cause you to falter when you should be focused on doing the best job pos-sible. Overreacting will be what gets you into trouble. Stay calm. +++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Leave important decisions until you feel certain you are making the right choice. A change of scenery will help you clear your mind, giving you a fresh look at old prob-lems. Be careful with money and possessions. Loss is likely. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take charge. Dont be afraid to express what you want and your plan for mak-ing your dreams come true. Include the people you care about in your plans and you will find a way to get things done faster. Love is high-lighted. 3 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take note of how others are reacting. Listen care-fully, remain calm and look for reasonable solutions that will buy you the time and the freedom to do the things that interest you the most. Use your intuitive intelli-gence and you will get your way. ++++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): Learn from past mistakes. Dont let emotions interfere with decisions that can influence how much you earn or the way you do busi-ness. Be creative and handle domestic matters unconven-tionally and you will bypass or put an end to any trouble you face. ++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take care of medical, financial or legal problems before they esca-late. Its important to make necessary changes at home before they are forced on you. 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4BLAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY13, 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 JUDICIALCIRCUITOF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTYCIVILDIVISIONCASE NO. 12-2012-CA-000081-CAAX-MXCITIMORTGAGE, INC.,Plaintiff,vs.VITTIKAAGARWAL; UN-KNOWN SPOUSE OF VITTIKAAGARWAL; JOSEPH CAIRNS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH CAIRNS; UNKNOWN TENANT#1; UNKNOWN TENANT#2;Defendant(s)NOTICE OF SALENotice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Columbia County, Florida, described as:Lot 9, HAIGHT-ASHBURY, ac-cording to the plat thereof as record-ed in Plat Book 7, Page 185, of the Public Records of Columbia County, Florida.A/K/A295 SE Lindale Glen, Lake City, FL32025at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, West door of the Columbia County Courthouse, 145 N. Hernando Street, Lake City, FL32056 at 11:00 AM, on March 5, 2014.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.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 seal of this court on the 31st day of January 2014.P. DeWitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURTBY/s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05543384February 13, 20, 2014 IN 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 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 12-2012-CA-000519WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,Plaintiff,vs.BRANDON L. PHINNEYA/K/ABRANDON LANE PHINNEY; AR-RI A. PHINNEYA/K/AARRI PHINNEYN/K/AARRI ANN SIM-QUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRANDON L. PHINNEYA/K/ABRANDON LANE PHINNEY; AR-RI A. PHINNEYA/K/AARRI PHINNEYN/K/AARRI ANN SIM-QUE; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.;Defendant(s).NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Or-der or Final Summary Judgment. Fi-nal Judgment was awarded on Janu-ary 24, 2014 in Civil Case No. 12-2012-CA-000519, of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for COLUMBIACounty, Florida, wherein, WELLS FARGO BANK, NAis the Plaintiff, and BRANDON L. PHINNEYA/K/ABRANDON LANE PHINNEY; AR-RI A. PHINNEYA/K/AARRI PHINNEYN/K/AARRI ANN SIM-QUE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRANDON L. PHINNEYA/K/ABRANDON LANE PHINNEY; AR-RI A. PHINNEYA/K/AARRI PHINNEYN/K/AARRI ANN SIM-QUE; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. are Defendants.The Clerk of the Court, P. DeWitt Cason will sell to the highest bidder for cash in the JURYASSEMBLYROOM in the NEWADDITION to the NEWCITRUS COUNTYCOURTHOUSE as 10:00 a.m. on the 5th day of March, 2014, the fol-lowing described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judg-ment, to wit:LOT9, TIMBERLANE, ASUBDI-VISION ACCORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHEREOF AS RE-CORDED IN PLATBOOK 5, PAGE 126, PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, 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 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 28th day of January, 2014.P. DeWitt CasonClerk of CourtsBy: /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05543352February 13, 20, 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 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. DeWitt CasonClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05543174February 6, 13, 2014 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION1999VIN# 1FAFP53U8XA291147To be held on FEBRUARY25, 2014At Daniels Towing & RecoveryArrowhead Road Lake City, Florida 32056-3026At 9:00 am05543454February 13, 2014 LegalIN 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 3RD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCASE NO.: 13000299CAAFEDERALNATIONALMORT-GAGE ASSOCIATION,Plaintiff,vs.JAVIER HARRINGTON; MARIA-NAHARRINGTON; ALEJANDRO J. GOMEZ; JENNIFER GOMEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POS-SESSION OF THE SUBJECTPROPERTY,DefendantsNOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated the 24th day of January 2014, and entered in Case No. 13000299CAA, of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein FEDERALNATIONALMORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and JAVIER HARRING-TON, MARIANAHARRINGTON, ALEJANDRO J. GOMEZ, JENNI-FER GOMEZ; and UNKNOWN TENANTIN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECTPROPERTYare de-fendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bid-der for cash at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 N.E. HERNANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FL32055, 11:00 AM on the 5th day of March 2014, the following described prop-erty as set forth in said Final Judg-ment, to wit:LOT28, OF OLIVIAADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 3, ATPAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAANYPERSON 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 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 31st day of January, 2014.P. DEWITTCASONClerk of The Circuit CourtBy: /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05543383February 13, 20, 2014 NOTICE OF MEETING The Non-Valorem Assessment Ad-justment Committee will meet on Thursday, March 13th, 2014, at 1:00 PM in the Board of County Commis-sioners Conference Room, 135 NE Hernando Avenue, Suite 203, Lake City, FL. The committee is meeting to consider previously submitted ad-justment requests.05543373February 13, 2014 LegalIN 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 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,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 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 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. 122008CA000260XXXXXXLASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUSTSERIES 2007-HE3,Plaintiff,vs.KIM B. FITZHUGH; ETAL.,Defendants.RE-NOTICE OF SALE PUR-SUANTTO CHAPTER 45NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 8/21/2008 and an Order Resetting Sale dated January 17, 2014 and en-tered in Case No. 122008CA000260XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein LaSalle Bank, N.A. Legalas Trustee for the MLMI Trust Series 2007-HE3 is Plaintiff and KIM B. FITZHUGH; CAROLA. FITZ-HUGH; GREENTREE SERVICING LLC F/K/AGREENTREE FINAN-CIALSERVICING CORPORA-TION; UNKNOWN TENANTNO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANTNO. 2; and ALLUNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINSTANAMED DEFEND-ANTTO THIS ACTION, OR HAV-ING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANYRIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-ESTIN THE PROPERTYHEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at on the Courthouse Steps of the Columbia County Courthouse, 14 N. Hernando Street, Lake City, Flori-da 32055, at 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of April, 2014 the following de-scribed property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:APARCELOF LAND IN THE NW1/4 OF THE NW1/4, SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, COMMENCE ATTHE NWCORNER OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 0 DEG. 1651 E, 663.6 FEET, THENCE N 89 DEG. 0622 E, 1327.67 FEET; THENCE S 0 DEG. 1531 EAST380 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG. 0622 N, 308.87 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGIN-NING, RUN THENCE SOUTH 0 DEG. 1531 E, 705.16 FEET. RUN THENCE S 89 DEG. 0622 W, 308.87 FEET; RUN THENCE N 0 DEG. 1531 W, 705.16 FEETTO THE SOUTH LINE OF A60 FOOTGRADED ROAD; RUN THENCE N 89 DEG. 0622 E DOWN SAID LINE 308.87 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT1996 JACOBSEN DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN NO. JACFL16495AAND TI-TLE NO. 69401780 AND VIN NO. JACFL16495B AND TITLE NO. 69401781ANYPERSON 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 17, 2014P. DEWITTCASONAs Clerk, Circuit CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy Clerk05543099February 13, 20, 2014 IN 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 of said Court this 27th day of Janu-ary 2014.P. DeWitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURT/s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05543173February 6, 13, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE 3RD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISION:CASE NO.: 13462CAJPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA-TIONALASSOCIATION,Plaintiff,vs.ROBERTS. FRENCH A/K/AROB-ERTSCOTTFRENCH; DEBRAS. FRENCH A/K/ADEBRAFEARN-LEYFRENCH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRAS. FRENCH A/K/ADEBRAFEARNLEYFENCH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERTS. FRENCH A/K/AROB-ERTSCOTTFRENCH; UN-KNOWN PARTYIN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECTPROPERTY,Defendants.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated the 28th day of January 2014, and entered in Case No. 13462CAof the Circuit Court of the 3RD Judicial Circuit in and for Co-lumbia County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA-TIONALASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and ROBERTS. FRENCH A/K/AROBERTSCOTTFRENCH; DEBRAS. FRENCH A/K/ADE-BRAFEARNLEYFRENCH UN-KNOWN PARTIES N/K/ASA-MANTHAFEARNLEY; UN-KNOWN SPOUSE OF DEBRAS. FRENCH A/K/ADEBRAFEARN-LEYFRENCH N/K/AJAMES C. WILLIAMS JR.; and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERTS. FRENCH A/K/AROBERTSCOTTFRENCH IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-JECTPROPERTYare defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 N.E. HERNANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FL32055, 11:00 AM on the 5th day of March 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:LOTS 14 AND 15 IN BLOCK C OF CANOVAS SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 302 SOUTHERN DIVI-SION OF LAKE CITY, AS PER PLATTHEREOF, RECORDED IN PLATBOOK A, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUM-BIACOUNTY, FLORIDAANYPERSON 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.Dated this 31st day of January, 2014.P. DEWITTCASONClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05543351February 13, 20, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISIONCase No. 2012-CA-000118Bank of America, National Associa-tion,Plaintiff-vs.-Richard Uvon Tucker a/k/a Richard U. Tucker, Sr. a/k/a Richard U. Tucker,Defendant(s).NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to an Order dated January 28, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000118 of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff and Richard Uvon Tucker a/k/a Richard U. Tuck-er, Sr. a/k/a Richard U. Tucker are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, P. Dewitt Cason, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ATTHE COURTROOM ONE OF THE CO-LUMBIACOUNTYCOURT-HOUSE, LOCATED AT173 HER-NANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA, AT11:00 A.M. on March 5, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:LOT8, BLOCK 1, IDLEAWILE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 2, PAGE 117 AND THE IDLEA-WILE REPLATAS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 2, PAGE 117-A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, 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 this notification if the time before the scheduled appear-ance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.P. Dewitt CasonCLERK OF THE CIRCUITCOURT/s/ B. ScippioDEPUTYCLERK OF COURT05543353February 13, 20, 2014 LAKE CITY REPORTER This Reporter Works For You! 755-5440Classifieds 755-5445 Circulation 755-5440Toplace your classified ad call REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com
Classified Department: 755-5440LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY13, 20145B LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONFile No. 2014-22-CPDivision______________IN RE: ESTATE OF LUCYM. JONESDeceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of Lucy M. Jones, deceased, whose date of death was January 9, 2014, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 1193, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 173 NE Her-nando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.All creditor's of the decedent and other persons having claims or de-mands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is re-quired to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLI-CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The Date of first publication of this notice is February 13, 2014.Personal Representative:/s/ George B. Jones, Jr.9291 SWState Road 247Lake City, FL32024Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:/s/ John E. NorrisAttorney for George B. Jones, Jr.Florida Bar Number: 058998Norris & Norris PA253 NWMain Blvd.Lake City, FL32055Telephone: (386) 752-7240Fax: (386) 752-1577Email: email@example.comFebruary 13, 20, 2014 100Job Opportunities05541098The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper seeks Independent Contractor Newspaper Carrier for the Lake City & Lake Butler route. Apply in person during normal business hours Monday Friday 8am 5pmNO PHONE CALLS 05543200Activities 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 05543403 Awesome Job! Now hiring 18-25 guys and gals. Travel entire USAwith unique business group. $500 sign-on bonus. Call 877-853-7654 or 866-298-0163 or www.sunshinesubscription.com 05543483Suwannee Valley Grassing, Inc. is accepting applications for TRUCK DRIVER Must have a valid Class ACDL. Must be able to work weekends as reqd. Normal work week is MonFri. Some out of town work. Apply in person: 3100 Hwy 441N & Cason Rd; north of Five Points. Approx. 0.5 mi south of I-10, across from the Target Distribution Center. All applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen. Females are encouraged to apply. Applications accepted until position is filled. EEO & DFWP Construction Co. in need of Carpenter/Painter. Some traveling involved, Valid Drivers License, Must be able to pass drug test. Send resumes to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 386-755-2165 CustomerService Champion needed to provide chat, email, and telephone support for a National Nursing Continuing Education website. The job details, qualifications, and application is online at eyespike.com 100Job OpportunitiesFull Time Marketing/Business Development For Local Financial Services Company. Responsible for business website, social media, advertising, newsletter, seminars, as well as servicing clients. Computer skills required, reliable, and organized with the ability to multi-task. Provide back-up support to office staff. Salary based on experience, email resume to bmcleod@ gulfcoastfinancial.net 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 email@example.com or fax to 386.755.1376 Person to cut nylon material from patterns for gun cases etc. Will train if qualified. Some sales possible. Hafners 386-755-6481 Stylist wanted Full time/Part time. No clientele needed, 4 busy locations. Guaranteed pay w/ commission Call Darlene 386-984-6738 TEACHERS Infant/Toddler (birth-3) Pre-school (ages 3-5) E-mail / fax resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax (386) 754-2220 Call 754-2222 EOE 120Medical Employment05543460Medical Office Assistant must have medical office work experience. Experience in Microsoft Word. Minimum typing speed of 40 WPM. Email your resume to email@example.com or fax to 386-758-5987 Awell-respected pain management group in Lake City, FLis seeking a full time Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Monday to Friday, no weekend or night call. Competitive salary, plus bonus, health insurance, malpractice insurance, 401K, 26 day/year PTO and $1500 for CME per year. Clinical experience in pain management is preferred, but not required. Please fax your CV to 386-719-9662. Billing : Experienced & Proficient in all aspects of Billing Coding & EHR Fax resume to 386-758-5628 CNA Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the positions of CNA. Please apply at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 1270 S.W. Main Blvd. Lake City, Florida 32025 or fax resume to 386-752-8556 386-752-7900 EOE Experienced medical biller needed for busy medical office. Experience is a must. Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org Experienced Office Manager needed for busy medical office. Employee supervisory skills is a must. Please email resumes to email@example.com Medical Records Excellent opportunity with benefits. Great computer skills required. Up to $16/hr depending on experience. Contact HR 855-633-3424 PALMS MEDICAL Group is currently hiring for (1) Full Time Dental Hygienist & (1) Full Time Dental Assistant in our Lake City office. Please visit our webpage at www.palmsmg.org or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 class2/24/2014 Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class4/14/2014 LPN APRIL14, 2014 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 412Medical SuppliesHoverround motorized wheel chair. New! Never used! Retail at $2500. Must see to appreciate. $1975 386-288-8833 anytime. 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 Fri, 2/14 8-12 %Sat. 2/15, 7-1pm Indoors if rain. Yard sale benefit. HUGE Yard Sale! 162 SWMilkweed Ct in Wester Woods, 2/15, 7-? Washer, furniture, lots of misc. MULTI-FAMILYINDOOR Fri. 2/14 & Sat. 2/15, 8am-2pm 1420 SWMain Blvd. (Old Sunshine Hardware Bldg.) PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous 05542306GUNSHOW: 2/15 & 2/16 @ The Columbia County Fairgrounds, Hwy 247 Lake City. $5 Sat 9am4pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Info: 386-325-6114 05543453Wanted: Aerial photos (or photos w/pumps & hoses) during Tropical Storm Debbie 6/146/29, 2011 Will pay cash for right ones. 935-1388 630Mobile Homes forRent14 WIDE 2br/2ba Quiet Park No Pets Clean Country Living $475 Ref & Dep required 386-758-2280 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 Furnished DWMH 3 bdrm 2 bth, Wsh/dr., CH/A1 acre, Christian Comm. in OBrien, no pets.$650 1st/last., $300 dep. 386-308-7750. 640Mobile Homes forSaleCentury 21-Darby Rogers MLS85478 2160 sqft. DW, lovely oaks, 4 spacious BR $69,900 752-6575 Century 21-Darby Rogers MLS85683 DWwith new A/C, covered back deck, D/W, fireplace. $60,900 752-6575 Palm HarborHomes 4/2 Fleetwood 2,200 sq ft $12K OFF! Starting at $499/month John Lyons @ 800-622-2832 ext 210 for details 650Mobile Home & Land1 acre owner finance in Live Oak w/4 inch well, DWMH, needs major renovation, septic, on paved road, $1,000 down 352-498-3035 Centry 21/Darby Rogers HeatherCraig 466-9223 MLS 84272 Reduced 3/2 MH on 8.2 ac. fenced & cross fenced. Wood laminate, well maint. $124,900 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty Inc 4BR/2BADW, 2040 sqft, workshop, screened porch, covered deck, security system. MLS84966 $110,000 Remax/TaylorGoes (386)344-7662 MLS85466 Beautiful 3/2 DWMH. Many upgrades, wood laminate floors, large kitchen. $69,000 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 $699/mo. Call (386) 754-1800 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. 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 Nice Apt Downtown. Remodeled 1 bdrm. Kitchen, dining, LR $475. mo plus sec. Incld pest control. 386-362-8075 or 386-754-2951 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/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 HOUSE FOR Rent or Sale, Beautiful Blackberry Farms Subdivision on 2.5 acres, 3br/2.5ba, 2 car garage attached workshop and much more. $1,700/mo. For more info please call 954-464-0173 Large clean 3br/2ba Branford area. $775/mo +sec. Call 386-590-0642 or 386-867-1833www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 805Lots forSale Denise Milligan-Bose Realty Inc 755-7272 Building lot, high & dry, great area to build your dream home. MLS76668 $27,000 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 3800 SF TWO STORY5/3 block/frame, metal roof, dual AC and kitchens, private acre near Lk Jeffrey Hwy/ Moore Rd $147,000. 386.961.9181 BRICK DUPLEX plus vacant lot near Baya/McFarlane $97,000 firm cash only 386.961.9181 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 3BR/2BA1662 sqft, Quiet neighborhood, lg master suite, tray ceiling, storage shed MLS 80447 $138,900 Remax Pam Beauchamp 303-2505 Reduced! 3BR/2BA, 2318 sqft fenced,formal dining & breakfast, plus guest quarters, MLS 84810, $245,000 Remax, Pam Beauchamp 303-2505 Reduced! 4BR/3BA, 3026 sqft Solar heated in ground pool & hot tub. MLS 85805 $309,000 Remax, Pam Beauchamp 303-2505 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 Patti Taylor/Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty 623-3896 MLS71594 Piece of history Folk Victorian 2 story, FP, dbl deck porches $139,900 Poole Realty County living 2700 plus sqft w 3br/2.5ba & 3 car garage. 4640 sqft barn on 38 ac. $539,000 MLS78336 Nelda Hatcher 688-8067 Remax/Sandy Kishton (386)344-0433 MLS81329 Open plan 3br/2ba fully equipped kitchen, LR w/dining, new carpet throughout. $101,500 810Home forSale Poole Realty Custom 2 story log on 8 ac. Bay windows 3br/3ba, MBR downstairs. MLS81654 William Golightly 590-6681 $214,900 Patti Taylor/Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty 623-3896 MLS83483 3br/3ba on 1 ac. Front & back porches w/outside fireplace $79,900 Denise Milligan-Bose Realty Inc Eastside Village Retirement community DW. Great location, 55 plus to live MLS83963 $50,000 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 Nice 1851 sqft 3br/2ba brick, great neighborhood, w/wood burning stove. $162,900 MLS84201 Century 21/Darby Rogers, HeatherCraig 466-9223 MLS 84561 Custom in mint condition, open floorplan, custom kitchen. 44x14 ft screened porch. $199,900 Poole Realty Goregeous 3br/2ba DWMH on 1 ac in Mayo split floor plan w/lg Master br. $95,000 MLS84597 Nelda Hatcher 688-8067 3BR/2BA, 1445 sqft, h/w floor, eat at bar, soaker tub, privacy fence, detached home office. MLS84610 $159,900 Remax Pam Beauchamp 303-2505 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 MLS84613 3br/2ba, great rm, 2 car garage. $124,900 Century 21-Darby Rogers MLS84713 Move in ready. Split BRs, granite in kitchen & bath, great room & so many extras. $145,000 752-6575 Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty MLS84942 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 3br/2ba, 1300 sqft, 2 car garage, fenced, CB block & stucco. $129,900 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS84978 Breathtaking rolling hill view, 3.629 sqft on 2 acres, pool & workshop. $279,900 Remax/Sandy Kishton (386)344-0433 MLS85025 custom built 3br/2.5ba w/runway access. Lots of extras, finished guest/bonus rooms $320,000 4BR/2BA, 2770sqft, Lots of room, his & her closets, open patio, pretty landscape. MLS85116 $174,900 Remax Pam Beauchamp 303-2505 Spacious! 3BR/2BA1680sqft excellent backyard view, newer A/C, roof & plumbing. $64,900 MLS85274 Remax Pam Beauchamp 303-2505 Century 21/Darby Rogers HeatherCraig 466-9223MLS 85308 Well maintained custom built, Cannon Creek Airpark. 1900 sqft hanger. $349,999 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS85333 Brick in Forest Plantation, upscale kitchen, Master Suite w/jacuzzi & more. $278,000 Patti Taylor/Coldwell Banker Bishop Realty 623-3896 MLS85509 Marion Pl, gated com. Custom brick, many upgrades, corian countertops & more $189,900 Century 21-Darby Rogers 752-6575 MLS85584 Loaded w/country charm. 3 spacious brs, lg open living & dining, galley style kitchen $59,900 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS85632 Airpark Home, custom 2 story w/cedar walls, master w/FP, hangar, guest cottage, pool on 3.4 ac. $295,000 Remax/Missy Zecher 623-0237 MLS85657 Pool on 3/4 ac. Lg 4br/2ba, 2000 sqft sits in Spectacular S/D. $209,000 Century 21-Darby Rogers 752-6575 MLS85679 walk to Sante Fe River, Modular home on 1 ac, new flooring & appliances $109,900 Century 21-Darby Rogers MLS85750 Home surrounded by grandaddy oaks, 3br/2ba, need of some work. $139,900 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS85755 Lg eat-in kitchen, lg family & living rooms, screened back porch. $145,000 Century 21-Darby Rogers 752-6575 MLS85769 Clean, well kept Log on 3.88 ac 1br upstairs, garage can be workshop $195,200 Century 21-Darby Rogers MLS85795 new construction. Quality, split floor plan, covered porch, 2 car garage. $158,900 752-6575 Remax/Missy Zecher 623-0237 MLS85813 Split floor plan, 3br/2ba, screened in Lanai overlooks lg yard. 1/2 ac lot $149,900 Remax/TaylorGoes (386)344-7662 MLS85826 Beautiful 4/3 home on 4 ac. Fireplace, lg rooms, lots of cabinets & more. $107,000 Remax Jo Lytte 365-2821 3br/2ba, city, dbl garage, landscaped, high ceilings, good counter space. MLS85832 $115,900 Remax/TaylorGoes (386)344-7662 MLS85838 Short sale gorgeous 4/3, abundant upgrades, lg bonus rooms, in-ground pool, hot tub & more $244,900 Century 21-Darby Rogers 752-6575 MLS85840 4br/2ba, lg master br. carpet, ceramic tile, glamour tub $169,000 Remax Jo Lytte 365-2821 MLS85844 3BR/2BAon 9.37 ac of pure country. Wood burning F/P, 2 stall barn, small tackroom & so much more $188,000 Coldwell BankerBishop Realty Sherry Ratliff 365-8414 MLS85853 Eastside Village 2br/2ba, open floor, F/P, Fla Room. $84,900 Remax/Missy Zecher 623-0237 MLS85869 Hills of Windsor Estate, custom built brick on 3 ac. Breathtaking grandeur $750,000 Remax/Missy Zecher 623-0237 MLS85885 Farmhouse located on 10 plus acres. Oaks, plenty of pasture $137,800 810Home forSale Remax/Missy Zecher 623-0237 MLS85903 Two-story on 4ac. w/outside workshop. 3br/2ba, move in ready. $210,000 Remax Jo Lytte 365-2821 4BR/2BA, new roof, full acre lot. Conveniently located near town. MLS85930 $114,900 Remax/Missy Zecher 623-0237 MLS85941 River Get-away, Three River Estates. 3br/2ba, 1300 sqft $84,900 Poole Realty 1800 plus sqft. Great room, fireplace, screened porch MLS85947 (386) 362-4539 Century 21-Darby Rogers 752-6575 MLS85962 Two Master Suites, Lots of closets, lg great room, 3 full bath, small shed & more. $156,750 Century 21-Darby Rogers MLS85971 3br/2ba brick, features fenced back, small pool & custom shed. Alot of bang for your buck. $129,900 752-6575 Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty MLS85979 Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Brick, spacious, 4br/2ba, fireplace, lg utility, screened porch. $119,900 Century 21-Darby Rogers 752-6575 MLS85980 Move in ready, fenced yard, open floor plan, lg yard. $139,900 Poole Realty Custom built, 2br/2ba, 1500 sqft, huge screened in back porch & fireplace. MLS84918 Sylvia Newell 590-2498 Remax/Sandy Kishton (386)344-0433 MLS84833 Spacious DW3br/2ba w/fireplace & screened back porch. 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Lady Tigers improve to 3-0 to begin the seasonBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High hasnt done anything to show that its not the same team it was at the end of last sea-son. The Lady Tigers have came out swinging in 2014 and are 3-0 after a 5-2 win at Orange Park High on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers havent trailed in a game yet this season and led throughout against the Lady Raiders. Erin Anderson picked up the win after pitching all but the final out. Anderson struck out eight batters and allowed eight hits in the contest. She walked one batter. Ashley Shoup came in to record the final out. Erin has that complete game mentality this year, Columbia head coach Jimmy Williams said. She doesnt want to come out and she has the ability to finish it. Columbia was not only good in the field, but the Lady Tigers have also been good at the plate. The Lady Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning and never looked back. Anderson led off the inning with a single and Hollinanne Dohrn moved her to third with a base hit. Lauren Eaker the squeezed in Kelby Hogan, who was running for Anderson. Kayli Kvistad hit a solo homerun in the third inning to give Columbia a 2-0 lead. The long ball is kind of our story right now, Williams said. We just need to find a way to hit them with more runners on. Anderson had her second hit in the fourth inning and scored off a throwing error after Eaker bunted. With a 3-1 lead heading into the final inning, the Lady Tigers added some insurance. Lacey King walked and scored off a double by Caleigh McCauley for a 4-1 lead and McCauley scored off a wild pitch for the Lady Tigers final run. The way the bottom of our order came through was a really good job, Williams said. They had opportunities and were able to take advantage. Columbias game was canceled against Gainesville High on Wednesday. The Lady Tigers travel to P.K. Yonge at 6 p.m. on Friday.Fort White softballFort White Highs softball team lost, 15-0, to Bradford High in Starke on Tuesday. The Lady Indians host Bronson High at 6 p.m. today. Fort Whites football team will be honored before the game. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Megan Zahnle returns a serve against Orange Park on Feb. 4. By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comDespite suffering its first loss of the sea-son, Columbia High head coach Tabatha McMahon feels the Lady Tigers ten-nis team played beautiful tennis on Wednesday. The scores do not reflect how well we played, McMahon said. They were freshman matching up against juniors and their coach told me that we were his biggest competition in the new district. Fleming Island 5, Columbia 2 Singles No. 1 Cassidy Lear lost, 1-8; No. 2 Megan Zahlne lost, 5-8; No. 3 Tori Jackson lost, 4-8; No. 4 Brittany Helms won, 8-5; No. 5 Chase Broome lost, 2-8; Doubles No. 1 Lear/Zahlne lost, 5-8; No. 2 Helms/Jackson won, 8-5. Columbia (2-1) hosts Oak Hall School at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 21. Fleming Island nets CHS first loss Harvick cant be ignored in 2014Associated PressDAYTONA BEACH Kevin Harvick took his first spin in his new Stewart-Haas Racing ride and immediately felt at ease. It was three days after Harvick had wrapped up his stint with Richard Childress Racing and he was turning laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway with his new team in a rare December test. Any anxiety he had over leav-ing RCR after 13 years van-ished. I told them on Lap 2 at Charlotte, Thank you guys very much. You have just confirmed every reason that I came here to drive this car, Harvick said. Nearly 15 months after his surprising decision to leave Childress to drive for good friend Tony Stewart, Harvick will finally make his SHR debut this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. His first race will be Saturday nights exhibition Sprint Unlimited, the first of two Speedweeks races Harvick won a year ago in his so-called lame duck season. He felt all season that nobody had high expecta-tions for him back then and proved everyone wrong with four wins. Now, with the slate wiped clean, he has made clear what hes chasing at SHR. I expect to win and race for a championship, Harvick said. Thats why I came here. Very few will make the mistake of overlooking Harvick this season, for two very different reasons. He has established himself as one of the top closers in the business, and many of his wins have come from being in the right place to capitalize in the waning laps. That will come into play in this years over-hauled NASCAR scoring system, which will reward winning over consistency all the way to the dra-matic winner-take-all sea-son finale. NASCAR Chairman Brian France has revamped the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship into a 16-driver elimination sys-tem that will be whittled down to four eligible driv-ers racing for the title in the finale. The first one across the finish line takes the grand prize.