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N Lake City ReporterSUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.50 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM LOCAL6 states partner to keep roads safe, 6A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 40 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Local . . . . . . . 6A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 5D Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B SPORTSGators take on Dayton in Elite 8, 1B. 74 41Sunny 8A SUNDAY EDITIONRountree-Moore Ford getting a new look.1C Agudelo teaches more than just language.1DFrom staff reportsLocal reaction was swift and strong to a state Senate Appropriations Committee budget proposal that would cut $3.5 million from state colleges four-year degree programs, with the money funneled instead into state universities. The plan (SB 2500) passed the committee unanimously on Thursday, a day after the House budget-writing panel approved a $75.3 billion spending blueprint. Governor Scott has asked all of the educational entities to produce more graduates and get more people to work, said Dr. Charles Hall, FGC president. The state colleges, in offering baccalaureate degrees, focus only on those getting-towork degrees, the occupational and technical tracts, which is what the governor has asked us to do. Limiting the degree opportunities certainly prohibits the governors idea from being carried out and is a reason why the state colleges need to be allowed to continue offering these degrees. Hall said that FGC and the other state colleges only offer the four-year programs that larger universities do not offer, are workforce-related, or degrees the universities do not wish to offer. Florida Gateway College currently offers one baccalaureate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. A second four-year degree in Early Childhood Education will begin this fall, and two other baccalaureates one in Industrial Logistics and another in Water Resource Management are scheduled to be offered by the end of 2015. Hall said these degrees were chosen because each of the industries is vital to the community. These degrees are not offered on a whim, Hall said. Each program goes through a long process before it can be offered, with a lot of hard work by a variety of people. We have to show a need in the area for these particular degrees, and have to go through approval by the State Office of the Florida College System, our accrediting agency, SACS, and the State Board of Education before we can offer any new degree to our students and the communities we serve. The goal of the budget language, supporters said, was to prompt the colleges to select and get rid of the degrees they need the least. But Joe Pickens, a former lawmaker and current president of St. Johns River State College, said that might not happen. The funding cut that is across the board impacts both the programs that I think the chair has acknowledged that we Senate seeks to cut college funds Move met with resistance from FGC president. COURTESY PHOTOSTucker Hammac, 3, plays in the sandbox at his late brothers grave.Grieve, playBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comNo one knew that a photograph of a child playing in a sandbox on his brothers grave could change so many lives, but it has. The photo, which has since gone viral on the Web, shows 3-year-old Tucker Hammac playing in a sandbox built to create a bond between him and his brother, Ryan Michael Jolley, who died in October just five days after birth due to complications of Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy. What the photo does not show is what came after. Tuckers mother, 24-year-old Ashlee Hammac of Lake City, set out to help others who had gone through what she had. After Ryans death she formed Pages to Memories to help them cope. I came up with the name Pages to Memories because when I was in the (neonatal intensive care unit) I sat and read to Ryan, she said, noting her voice was a way to bond with him, since she couldnt always hold him like other babies. I held him and read to him as much as they would let me. We were turning pages and those were the memories I made with my son, Ryan. Pages to Memories provides books and blankets to parents facing similar heartbreak. After I lost my son, just having a way to grieve, I took on Pages to Memories as a project because it kept me busy, she said. Being busy was better than sitting there doing nothing. When her story gained national attention and the photo of Tucker playing went viral, the non-profit Pages to Memories gained momentum as well. Before that picture took off, Pages to Memories was just family and friends at the church helping me do everything through the charity, Hammac said. Since then, weve actually had people writing us, wanting to help, people sending books and a lot of parents wanting to share their stories and have somebody to talk to which is what I wanted. Hammac is uncertain how many volunteers work with the organization, but said she has more than 500 books in her house awaiting donation to parents wanting to connect with their gravely ill infants much as she was able to. A lot has changed since local womans story was first told. Ashlee Hammac and Tucker sit with Ryan in the neonatal intensive care unit.A place to grieve and playAfter Ryans death the family ordered a headstone for his grave and, after a storm washed away much of the dirt over the grave, concrete to go over it and rails to go around it. We had that stuff put out there and I didnt know what I was going to put in the middle until I thought about every day when I used to take Tucker out there with me, hed always wanted to play in that dirt. He would go out there he would sing and he just wanted to play in the dirt. I didnt like him playing in that dirt, she said. I felt weird about him playing on the grave, but the more I thought about it, I decided Id put sand in it so he could play out there, because he wanted to play there. He just needed a place to play out there. Hammac said she had never heard of a sandbox on a gravesite before, only sites decorated with glass pebbles. Some people think its SANDBOX GRAVESITE: A PLACE TOA graveyard is for the people who are left here to be able to have memories. Ashlee Hammac HallBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe local employment picture for February bounced back slightly after a dip in January, according to state figures released Friday. Columbia Countys unemployment rate for February was 6.3 percent, down from 6.4 percent in January. The jobless rate is based on the number of people without a job, but who are actively seeking work. A person seeking work is considered unemployed even if they have never held a job before. Columbia County is now above the state unemployment rate, which remained at 6.2 percent for February. The national unemployment rate in February was 6.7 percent. In February there were 30,993 people in the Columbia County labor force, 29,040 of which were employed. In January the local labor force consisted of 30,454 county residents and 28,520 had jobs. In February 2013 the local unemployment rate was 7.1 percent. According to CareerSource Florida Crown, which serves Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist and Union counties, there were 733 online advertised job vacancies in January (the last month for which numbers were available), an increase of 132 jobs over January Jobless numbers down from January JOBS continued on 6A BUDGET continued on 6A HAMMAC continued on 7A Unemployment rate falls slightly in Columbia Co.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia One morning, many stories. The three women woke before sunrise that day, leaving their hotel while it was still dark and boarding a small plane in Katmandu, Nepal, for a look at Mount Everest. They were Chinese retirees, avid pho tographers ending a two-week tour of the Himalayan nation. Late that night, after a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, they would head home to Beijing. The Indonesian couple woke up at home, a tidy two-story concrete-walled house down a small alley in the city of Medan. A taxi arrived a few hours later to take them to the airport, starting them on a journey to a long-anticipated vaca tion without their children, a trip to China to see the Great Wall and Beijings Forbidden City. In Kuala Lumpurs Chinatown, the artists and calligraphers headed down to breakfast about 8 a.m. Some had been cele brating the night before, downing shots of the powerful Chinese liquor called Xifengjiu at the end of almost a week exhibit ing their work. But they gathered early in the hotel restaurant, ready for a day of sightseeing and shop ping before the late-night flight back to Beijing. And in Perth, in western Australia, the 39-year-old mechanical engineer woke up early in his red-roofed bungalow, leaving his wife and their two young boys for a 28-day mining job in Mongolia. Just before he headed to the airport, on his way to connecting flights in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, Paul Weeks gave his wife his wedding ring and watch for safe keeping. If anything hap pened to him, he said, he wanted the boys to have them someday. Dont be stupid! she told him. It was Friday morning, March 7. By that evening, they would all be together in a departure lounge in Kuala Lumpurs airport, with its granite floors and soaring ceilings and tiny plot of transplanted, living rainforest. And a little after midnight on March 8, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 took off for Beijing, carrying 239 people inside its meticulously engi neered metal shell. We know only the broadest outlines of what happened next. Soon after takeoff, Flight 370 disappeared. Its transponders had been switched off. Soon, the blip was gone from radars. This past week, after more than two weeks of searches across tens of thousands of square miles, Malaysias prime minister announced that satellite data showed the planes last known position to be in a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, far from its destination and far from any possible landing sites. How it happened, and why, remains unclear. Perhaps it was a hijacking, perhaps pilot suicide, per haps a catastrophic mal function. It had been a heavily Asian passenger list, reflect ing both the locale of the flight and the changing face of the continent, home to a new generation of 21st-century people who form an emerging tourist and traveling class. Some of those aboard were heading home, others just making a quick stopover. Some were returning from their first trip abroad. For others, foot sol diers in Asias growing econ omies, it was just one more connecting flight in a lifetime of connecting flights. The people at airports, those who get dropped off, proceed through security and make their way to their gates, are usually right in the middle of the business of their lives. Much of what happens is not even memorable. But now, for many who knew the people aboard Flight 370, that last full day looms so large. Everyday details, now load ed with the ballast of hind sight, take on fresh weight. But does it mean any thing that Liu Rusheng, at 76 one of the oldest of the 19 Chinese artists and calligraphers, argued with his wife shortly before their plane took off? Does it mean anything that Zhao Zhaofang, known for her delicate paintings of peo nies, bought Malaysian chocolates that afternoon to take home as a present? Is it important that Paul Weeks told his wife that his wedding ring should go to the first of his sons to get married, or that Chandrika Sharma, an Indian social activist on her way to a conference in Mongolia, called her elder ly mother just before the plane took off? Its only in retrospect that what happened that Friday now seems any thing more than prosaic, more than just another passing day. ST. PETERSBURG A Tampa Bay mother was charged with first-degree murder after authorities say she fatally stabbed her 4-year-old son Friday night. St. Petersburg police said Tasha Trotter was waiting on the apart ments porch when Joseph Artis and his grandmother came home. Police said Trotter was acting odd and grabbed a knife once inside the house and went after the boy. Police said the grandmother, Carolyn Trotter, tried unsuccessfully to stop her. A short time later, Trotter carried her son out the front door. Police found the boy outside with multiple stab wounds. Artis, who lived with his grandmother, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Neighbor Sherry Ford told the Tampa Bay Times she heard screams from her home. Officers told Trotter to hand over the child and she complied. She just laid him on the ground, Ford said. She just politely laid him on the ground. She still had the knife in her hand. St. Petersburg police say Tasha Trotter did not want to talk to detec tives Friday night and said they dont have a motive for why she allegedly stabbed her son. She was taken to Pinellas County Jail. Its unclear if she has retained an attorney. Department of Children and Families officials worried about the boys safety in 2009 after receiving a call about violence in the home that appeared to involve the childs father. Trotter and the boy moved in with the childs grandmother and the father agreed not to contact the child, DCF spokeswoman Natalie Harrell said. In 2010, Trotter voluntarily gave the boys grandmother, Carolyn Trotter, temporary guardianship and moved out of the home. A judge made it per manent a year later. Two other siblings, one older and one younger, had already been removed from Trotters custody prior to the stabbing, according to DCF. DCF officials were unable to pro vide what treatment, if any, Trotter had received, due to privacy laws. Family members told police she had a history of mental illness and has been in and out of several treatment facilities. Linda Maibauer lived across from Trotter and told the newspaper shed heard the woman screaming inside her room or throwing things against the walls in recent weeks. Maibauer said Trotter sat outside on a couch cutting clothes with a kitchen knife and stab bing the knife into the ground. Deputy injured after crashing cruiser FORT LAUDERDALE A South Florida deputy is recovering from inju ries after crashing his patrol car into a wall. Broward Sheriffs officials say the unidentified deputy was responding to a shooting in Lauderdale Lakes on Friday night when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a wall. A helicopter was already en route to the alleged shooting and was nearby to quickly transport the deputy to the hospital. The deputys injuries are not life threatening. Authorities say the shooting ended up being unfounded.14-year-old boy killed in dirt bike collision POINCIANA Authorities say a 14-year-old boy has died after his dirt bike collided with a large truck in cen tral Florida. Truck driver Joshua Martinez told Polk County Sheriffs officials he saw the dirt bike on the grass shoulder of the road Friday afternoon and as he drove past the intersection the teen struck the trucks rear wheels. Cory Flemming, Jr. sustained seri ous injuries and died at the scene. The area is an undivided two lane roadway. The intersection was closed for about three hours. The investigation continues. Sea turtle poacher pleads guilty WEST PALM BEACH A South Florida man has pleaded guilty to poaching more than 300 sea turtle eggs. The U.S. Attorneys Office reports that 52-year-old Kenneth Cornelius Coleman pleaded guilty Friday to one count of unlawfully transport ing endangered sea turtle eggs. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Q Associated Press Q Associated Press Flight 370: Stories of the final day HOW TO REAC H USMain number ....... (386) 752-1293 Fax number ............. 752-9400 Circulation .............. 755-5445 Online .. www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter, an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is pub lished Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. 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By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.com Columbia County depu ties are working to uncov er the identity of a man they tased and arrested Thursday accused of tres passing and resisting offi cer, CCSO reports. Listed as John Doe in the arrest report, the mys tery suspect appeared to be a white male in his 40s, wearing blue jean shorts and a blue jacket, who witnesses said was climbing over fences and yelling at residents around SW Sweet Brian Lane between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Thursday, according to the arrest report. The suspect allegedly climbed a fence, passed through a homeowners yard and approached a lemonade stand near the front of the house. If I had any money, Ill buy from you, said the suspect, according to the report. When a witness and his brother approached the suspect, asking him about what he was doing, the [suspect] started yelling at them and approached them in an aggressive way... [the witnesses] thought he was going to fight them, the report said. The responding depu ty located the suspect at the corner of SW Bunn and SW Wester Roads, but soon called for back up because the man was being uncooperative, the report said. Another deputy turned on his lights and initiat ed his siren, but the sus pect ignored authorities and continued walking, according to the report. The deputy parked his car in front of the sus pect, asked his name and informed him they were investigating a possible trespassing, the report said. By what authority do you have to question me and ask my name, the suspect allegedly said. After the deputy said he asked the suspect his name numerous times and was not given an answer, he threatened to take him to Columbia County Detention Facility to determine his identity, the report said. The suspect replied, You dont have the authority to question me or stop me, and walked away, according to the report. I grabbed a hold of his arm and he tried to yank it free, the deputy said in his report. I then put his arm behind his back and stated loudly to stop resisting. Deputies said the suspect continued to be non-com pliant, and told deputies I am complying, Im on the ground, and you have no authority over me, and allegedly refused to put his hands behind his back. The deputy then used a taser on the suspects left shoulder, the report said. He immediately com plied and placed his hands behind his back and was secured, according to the deputy report. According to Public Information Officer Murray Smith, there were no indi cations the man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and did not appear to have a weapon. When the suspect arrived at the county jail, the detention facility could not find any information on the suspect through the fingerprint scanner. The suspect was also non com pliant with the detention staff, refusing to remove his bandana or any other command he was given, the report said. John Doe was booked into CCDF on $2,000 bond. He faces charges of tres passing and resisting an officer without violence. From staff reports BRANFORD The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board has approved a partnership agree ment with Suwannee County to pro vide restoration activities at Little River Springs County Park near Branford. River floods have caused significant erosion and bank failures along the spring bank, including the displacement of some of the rock along the banks. The project will improve water quality and enhance safe access to the spring. The project will repair 70 feet of erod ing shoreline along the north side of the spring run, remove large rock boulders from the spring bed, and stabilize the spring bank to control further erosion. Rock boulders along the spring bank will be repositioned and cemented together for stabilization and vegetation will be planted to control erosion. The District will provide $90,000 toward the project. Suwannee County will provide $15,000. The water districts portion of the funding is through legisla tive appropriations for springs received last year. The project is one of many springs protection and restoration proj ects recently approved by the Board. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 3A Our of ce is proud to welcome our new provider!WE ARE WOMEN, WE ARE MOTHERS, WE UNDERSTAND Daina Greene, MD Board Certi ed Healthcare Provider Marlene Summers, CNM SPECIALIZING IN:Q Womens health and Primary CareNew Patients WelcomeCall today for apersonal appointment:386-755-0500449 SE Baya DriveLake City, Florida 32025www.dainagreenemd.com?K>>ik^`gZg\rm^lmlbgma^h_\^Zg] offering DaVinci Robotic Surgeries. Lauren Williams, ARNP 934 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City, FL(Next to Courthouse) WILSONS OUTFITTERS1291 SE Baya Dr, Lake City (386) 755-7060WilsonsOutfitters@comcast.net Sandals 25% off Last Chance Camo Jackets 25% off Sunglasses POLICE REPORTS COURTESYThe eroding spring bank and failing rock boulders are pictured a t Little River Springs Park in Suwannee County. SRWMD to assist with springs restoration Scott reappoints Williams, Alexander to SRWMD BoardFrom staff reports LIVE OAK Governor Rick Scott announced Friday the reappointment of Guy N. Williams and Alphonas Alexander to the Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board. Williams is reappointed for a term beginning March 28 and ending March 1, 2018. He is an At Large member. Alexander is reappointed for a term beginning March 28 and ending March 1, 2018. He represents the Upper Suwannee River Basin. Williams, a Columbia County native, is a self-employed certified public accountant. He also is a licensed building con tractor. After earning an associate of arts degree from Lake City Community College, he continued his education at the University of Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs. Alexander, of Madison, has an exten sive background in agriculture and for estry, including a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from Florida A&M University. He began his career with the Proctor and Gamble Buckeye pulp and paper plant in Perry in 1976. Since retiring in 2005, Alexander has worked as an independent contractor for The Forestry Company of Perry. The appointments are subject to con firmation by the Florida Senate. Williams AlexanderGoverning Board, Suwannee Co. partner in project By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.com Local deputies Wednesday arrested two Lake City men accused of traffick ing cocaine following a lengthy under cover investigation, CCSO reports. Deputies arrested Tony Anthony Holley Jr., 32, of 411 NW Bascom Norris Drive, and Wayne Lee Freeman, 37, of 1166 SE St. John Street, following an investigation in narcotics violations by CCSOs Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, according to a Thursday press release from the sheriffs office. The task force is comprised of person nel from CCSO, LCPD, FDLE, DEA and ATF, the release said. Columbia County Sheriffs Office SWAT deputies assisted by securing the homes for the detectives, CCSO wrote in the release. The searches uncovered cash, handguns, marijuana, cocaine in powder form and crack cocaine. Warrants were served at 411 NW Bascom Norris Drive Apt. 104 and 843 NE Catawba Street, the release said. The investigation continues and more arrests are expected, the release said. Holley was booked into Columbia County Detention Facility with out bond. He faces charges of possession of a weapon by a state felon, cocaine manufac turing, cocaine posses sion, cocaine traffick ing, drug equipment possession and a probation violation. Freeman was also booked into CCDF without bond. He faces charges of posses sion of a weapon by a violent career crimi nal, cocaine possession, cocaine manufac turing, marijuana possession, drug equip ment possession and a probation violation. By STEVEN RICHMONDsrichmond@lakecityreporter.com A Live Oak man was behind bars after exposing himself Friday morn ing, CCSO reports. Witnesses said Robert Frank Woodworth, 51, of Live Oak, attempt ed to rape a person or persons (redacted from the report) at the Weekly Inn Motel between 12:00 a.m. and 12:35 a.m. Friday, according to the arrest report. A witness said Woodworth tried to kiss [redacted] and to force [the individual] onto the bed, the report said. After the victim allegedly told Woodworth no three times, he began fondling him self in front of the them, the report said. Woodworth then attempted to climb on top of some one nearby and force fellatio, according to the report. Deputies arriving on scene ordered Woodworth to the ground and arrested him for disorderly intoxication and indecent exposure in public, the report said. On the way to the jail, Woodworth became irate and expressed his hatred for me, the deputy said. He threatened to beat my ass multiple times and even plead ed with me to pull the car over so he could do so. Woodworth was released on $2,000 bond. He faces charges of indecent exposure and disorderly intoxication. Live Oak man faces charge of indecent exposure Woodworth Deputies seek identity of trespassing suspectTwo arrested for trafficking Holley Freeman John Doe
OPINION Sunday, March 30, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman ANOTHER VIEW LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org T allahassee must be doing something right when the best argument an industry can muster against new regulations for chari-ties is that it doesnt want the rules to apply to calls for money that go out of state. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnams plan to tighten up how charities and their for-profit solicitors operate in Florida is advancing in the Legislature, but state lawmakers cannot get sidetracked by special interests with no interest in protecting donors. Its time to shed the states reputation as a haven for dubi-ous charities and their partners, no matter where they get their donations. Twice in the last month, groups representing the direct solicitation industry have sent warning signs that their members need to fight the reforms, SB 638 and HB 629, aimed at tightening Floridas porous char-ity statutes. They have argued, among other things, that the least the state could do is lessen the proposed regulations for calls that wont go to Floridians even if the calls originate from Florida. That position is a subtle acknowledgement of how some members of this for-profit industry have paired with so-called charities to exploit Floridas spineless regulations to rake in millions. As last years 50 Worst Charities investigation by the Tampa Bay Times/Center for Investigative Reporting documented, such groups prey on peoples good intentions as they raise large amounts of money. Then they spend most of the contributions on their own salaries or solicitation costs. The Times/CIR report found that of the 50 worst offenders across the nation, 11 were based in Florida. Under Putnams plan, Florida would dramatically increase public disclosure of the inner workings of charities and solicitors. The legislation also would clar-ify when the state has the power to shut them down, including when they are banned in other states. Among the chief complaints of the for-profit solicitation industry? The bill would require each employee making charity solicitation calls to submit to finger-printing and a background check for a $100 registra-tion fee finally giving the state a way to enforce an existing law prohibiting such firms from hiring felons. The legislation also would require firms to provide copies of solicitation scripts, the locations and phone numbers from which calls are to be made, and details about what percentage of funds raised actually flow to the charity. The changes also would shine a spotlight on those charities that raise lots of money but dont spend much helping others. Charities raising at least $1 million annually that spend less than 25 percent of their pro-ceeds on charity would have to submit detailed reports on where the money went. That information and more would be available in a new online database, enabling Floridians to better investigate a charity before giving. Putnam has worked diligently with nonprofits in Florida to try to ensure the new regulations would not be too burdensome on reputable charities, and many charities have signed on in support. Now the full House and Senate and Gov. Rick Scott need to embrace these reforms as well. Its time to force the bad actors out of Florida. Tighten rules on charity solicitors Q Tampa Bay Times Bill Maher and his make-believe god B ill Maher, flanked by the sycophants of the tri-table, unleashed his acri-mony on the Noah nar-rative in the Bible and the movie of the same name. Bill says the story of Noah is about a psychotic mass murderer who gets away with it, and his name is God, who sent a flood to kill everyone! Everyone! Men, women, children, babies. He says Christians are mad because the movie doesnt stay true to their made-up story. So tell me, how is God a psychotic mass murderer if the flood is a made-up story? Heres a news-flash, Bill, no humans were harmed in a made-up story. If Bill believes the whole idea of God is made-up, then his logic is even more absurd, as he is accusing a made-up god of being a psychotic mass murderer. If the Bible is a book like any other book it would be like Bills logic: incomprehensible, unbelievable. But if the Bible is supernatural in its inspiration and preservation if it reveals the God who is more powerful than we could imagine, created everything, knows everything, is more holy than we can conceive, more just than we have a right to expect, and more loving in His actions than we deserve then maybe we can begin to understand the Bible. Like Bill Nye, Bill Maher wonders how Noah, using ancient tools and technology with only his three sons for help, built an ark the size described in the Bible. I dont know. How did the ancient Egyptians 2,500 years before Christ build the Great Pyramid of Giza, using ancient tools and technology to move 2.5 mil-lion stones weighing between two and 70 tons, and placing them with such precision as to rival and even in some instances surpass modern architectural achievements? I dont know. I dont think Bill does either, since the scientists he claims to have so much confidence in havent figured it out. We already know Bill is smarter than his make-believe god (not such a feat, really), but did you know he is more moral than his make-believe god? Bills not saying, but his high moral standards were prob-ably shifted out during his many discussions with his buddy Hugh Hefner at his Playboy Mansion. If his make-believe god was wrong for drowning babies, I am sure it is just a matter of time before Bills pro-life, anti-abortion sentiments surface. The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him, Proverbs 18:17. Bill thinks he is smart and moral as long as he does all the talking, but a closer examination tells a different story. Right now it is profitable and even fashionable to mock a silly, stupid, immoral, make-believe god. They did in Noahs day, but the laughing stopped when it started to rain. I could say more about Bills make-believe god, but I think you get the picture. The next swimming event on Gods schedule will be held in a lake of fire. I would think about that.Safeguards fail to protect our military familiesT hree years ago, a con-gressional hearing put a spotlight on shameful home loan practices that subjected military families to overcharges, harassing collec-tion calls, accidental foreclosures and the denial of special legal protec-tions aimed at easing the financial strain of active-duty service. While banking behemoths promised to fix mistakes, an alarming new report from a fledgling federal consumer protection agency makes it clear that abuses of military con-sumers are still occurring across the financial services industry and that heavy lifting is needed on the home front to enforce existing safeguards against predatory loans, evictions and default judgments and to guard against deceptive debt collectors. Doing so is not just in the troops best interest, its also in the nations best interests. Especially when forc-es are on the front lines, We dont want them to worry about financial problems while they are worrying about the nations business, said Rep. Tim Walz, a Democrat who rep-resents southern Minnesota. Walz is a former Army National Guard sergeant major. The report detailing dubious practices such as default judgments and attempts to collect nonexistent debts, as well as lack of aware-ness about military protections for home and student loans was released this month by the Office of Servicemember Affairs, part of the new and embattled Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB was established in sweeping bank reforms enacted in 2010 after the mortgage-meltdown-fueled finan-cial collapse of 2008. The CFPBs mission: to bring a consumer protection perspective to financial regulation and to provide federal oversight to parts of the market where it had been sorely lacking, such as payday lenders, debt collectors and credit reporting agencies. There was such concern about military families when the law was passed that Congress specified that the new agency would have a dedicated office for military consum-ers. Holly Petraeus, who has a long family history of military service, is the offices assistant director. There are already solid laws on the books to protect the finan-cial security of military men and women. Provisions under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act include a cap on interest rates, stays of proceedings and protections from evictions. The Military Lending Act guards against loans notorious for high interest rates, such as payday loans and auto title loans. The problem is that service members often are unaware of these safe-guards. Many financial firms appear to be as well or, worse, they choose to ignore them, judging from the 14,100 complaints filed by military consumers with the CFPB from July 2011 to February 2014. The volume of complaints filed with the agency surged 148 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to the report. That increase is not only a reflection of military consumers growing awareness of the CFPB, but of the need for an agency to assist them and all consumers with concerns like this. So far, the agency has recovered more than $1 million on behalf of military consumers. More important, by tracking mistreatment, spotlighting existing protections and helping consumers get resolution, the CFPB is helping to deter future abuses of our troops. The good work by Petraeus and this agency should be lauded by policymakers. Instead, the CFPB is under attack in Congress, where the Republican-controlled House recent-ly passed legislation to weaken it. The CFPB has few fans within the politically powerful financial ser-vices industry. Thats not surprising. Before the agency began operation in 2011, regulators often seemed more interested in protecting financial firms than overseeing them.... The CFPB is off to a promising start, as the new report from Petraeus office shows. Lawmakers should let the agency do its work instead of doing the bidding of wealthy special interests to under-mine its important mission. Gary Kingwaywordpastor@yahoo.com Q Gary King is pastor of WayWord Ministries in Lake City. He welcomes comments and can be reached at email@example.com. Q Minneapolis Star Tribune4AOPINION
LTC (ret.) LowellRogers Payne LTC Retired Lowell Rogers Payne of Wetumpka, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014. He was 86 years old. Born in Sanie, Ala bama to the late John and Nora [Ad ams] Payne he had served in the United States Mer chant Marines for 6 months in 1945. He then entered the United States Army in March 1946 and served for 18 months. After marrying Mary Jo Crow of Odenville, Alabama in 1947, Lowell attended college at the University of Alabama, Birmingham Center. He was called back into active service in the Army during the Korean War in November 1950 and re ceived a direct commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1951. He retired from the Army on April 30, 1970, with the rank of Lieu tenant Colonel. During his ca reer, he served overseas tours in Japan, Korea, Panama, Alaska, Germany, and Vietnam in ad dition to stateside assignments. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Army Com mendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Honor Medal First Class (Government of South Viet nam) in addition to campaign and service awards. He and his wife Mary Jo, moved to Venice, Florida from Atlanta, Georgia in 1978 and then to Lake City, Flor ida in 1981. His wife of 57 years, Mary Jo Payne, preceded him in death in 2004 and he relocated to Wetumpka, Alabama, in 2008. Survivors include his wife: Jennie P. Payne of Wetump ka, AL; son: Mickey (Sandra) Payne, Wetumpka, AL; step daughters: Anne Holliday and Georgette (Mark) Norman; grandchildren: Andrew R. (Charity) Payne, Megan Holli day and Gaelen Mitchell; great grandchildren: Trey Payne, Ivie Payne and Maddeline Holliday. Military funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Sat urday, March 29, 2014 at Gate way-Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jeff Tate of FLDWLQJ,QWHUPHQWIROORZHGLQForest Lawn Memorial Gardens. GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 3596 South US Hwy 441, Lake City, Florida 32025. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and comfort for the family online at www.gatewayforestlawn.com /RQQLH+DUODQG6FKRHOG/RQQLH+DUODQG6FKRHOGFort White resident passed away Friday, March 28 at his residence following a lengthy illness. He attended the Church of God and owned and operated A1A Tree Service. He loved to hunt DQGVKDQGSOD\KRUVHVKRHV Survivors include long-time VSRXVH$QQ%URZQ6FKRHOGof Fort White; four sons, Ran GDOO:HVWOH\QDQFHH7LQDLynn Dorminey), and James all of Fort White and Virgil Jarboe of Spooner, Wisconsin; RQHGDXJKWHU$QJHO6FKRHOGAbner (Gerrick) of Minter, Al abama; brother, Clifford Scho HOG3DWULFLDRI)RUW:KLWHsister, Ethel Brown (Edward) of High Springs; and nine grand children. He was preceded in death by parents, James Frank OLQDQG2OLYH0DH6FKRHOGbrothers, John Calvin Schof LHOG'DQLHO'DYLG6FKRHOGDQG-DPHV)UDQNOLQ6FKRHOG Funeral Services will be con ducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, High Springs with Pastor Sam J. Brown of FLDWLQJ%XULDOZLOOEHLQ0WHoreb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 6-8 PM at Evans-Carter Funeral Home, High Springs (386)454-2444.Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 5A FORBESFUNERAL HOME Committed to serving your family with the honesty, respect, and integrity you deserve.386-752-5212H.M. Hank Forbes Owner/Licensed Funeral Director Douglas L. Davidson /LFD Keith Mobley / Manager Visit Our Website for Helpful Resources www.forbesfuneralhome.net 768 W. 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OBITUARIES Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.COMMUNITY CALENDAR Weddings & EngagementsIf you were recently engaged or have an upcoming wedding and would like to announce it in the Lake City Reporter stop by our RKFHDW(DVW'XYDO6WUHHWWROORXWDIRUP Save the date2014 Passion PlayParkview Baptist Church, 268 NW Lake Jeffrey Rd., will perform their 2014 Lake City Passion Play The Lamb Has Overcome on Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. and Monday, April 14 at 7 p.m. Call 386-752-0681 for more information.Epiphanys PlayEpiphany Catholic Church, 1905 SW Epiphany Court, will perform its Passion Play on Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the churchs main building. Admission is free. Call Miriam Cartagena at 813-495-4005 for more informa tion.Road to CalvaryA drive-through re-en actment of the fellowship, betrayal, trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ will be hosted by Wesley memorial UMC, 1272 SW McFarlane Ave., on Friday and Saturday, April 11-12 from 8 -9 p.m.Easter CantataElim Baptist Church, 3435 SW Elim Church Road in Fort White, invites the community to their Easter cantata with their choir performing The Day He Wore My Crown on Sunday, April 13 at the 11 a.m. service. Call 386-497-1972 for more.AnnouncementsHomecoming DayThe Lulu Community Center invites the public to the 35th Annual Lulu Homecoming Day on Saturday, May 3 at the Lulu Community Center. Events begin at 10:30 a.m.; lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Please bring a basket lunch for every one in your party. Bring lawn chairs and share a day of games, food, music and fellowship. There will be a quilt raffle. T-shirts and hats will be available for purchase. Children in attendance must be accompanied by an adult who can sign a permission slip for their participation in children activities.Books neededThe Friends of the Columbia County Library are in need of books for their ongoing book sale. They accept books and magazines of all genres. Please bring your dona tions to the Main Library.TodayGriefShareGriefShare, a grief recovery support group, will meet every Sunday through May from 4-5:30 p.m.. First United Methodist Church, 973 S. Marion Ave. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features bibli cal teaching on grief and recovery topics. Real help for deep hurt. Call 752-4488 for more infor mation.April 1Walker to speakOn Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m., the Friends of the Library welcome Delores Leggett Walker, the author of Legend of Promise, the first book in the Promise Series. The book grew from a dream that stayed on the her mind and simply refused to go away until it was written. The second book, Gathering Promises will be released in 2014. Mrs. Walker is a former newspaper reporter and continues to write a weekly column. She lives in the close-knit community of Mayo near the Suwannee River and finds inspiration in the rhythm of the every day lives of people she meets.April 2Lunch and LearnOn Wednesday, April 2 at 12 p.m. enjoy a Lunch and Learn with students from the Speech/Debate Team at Florida Gateway College. Bring your lunch and come hear interesting presentations on a variety of topics: Ian Cosentino of Lake City, a dual enrollment student from Columbia High, will pres ent an informative speech on the development of the Tesla electric motor sportscar. Annabelle Blevins of Lake City, will present an informative speech on wearable tech nology, such as Google Glass. Samantha Lane, a dual enrollment student from Columbia High, will present a poetry interpre tation from five selections about female empower ment, including poetry by Maya Angelou. Sam Bass of White Springs will present an informative speech about the pollution and deforestation of the Ichetucknee Springs, and Kellen Vincent of Lake City, will present a poetry interpretation of the bal ance of good and evil in the world, including some of his original poetry.Spouse LossA Spouse Loss Group will be offered to the pub lic on Wednesday, April 2 at 11 a.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd. The work shop will offer a support group for people who have experienced the death of a spouse. There is no cost; register by calling Vicki Myers at 755-7714 x 2411.Lake City NewcomersThe Lake City Newcomers and Friends Club will meet on Wednesday, April 2 at 11:30 a.m. for a Friendship Luncheon at Applebees. Contact Rose Taylor at 755-2175 for more.Autism AwarenessApril is Autism Awareness month and by presidential proclama tion, April 2 has been des ignated as World Autism Awareness Day. The pop ulation of students living with autism grows each year. Learn more about it at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/04/01/presidential-proclama tion-world-autism-aware ness-day.April 3Bird workshopThe Habitat Management and Enhancement for Ground Nesting Birds workshop will be April 3 from 9 11:15 a.m. at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W Duval St. Ste. 170. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Call Stan Shepard at 386-758-5713 or email stanley.shepard@freshfromflorida. com by April 1.April 5School ReunionThe Lake Lona School Reunion will be held Saturday, April 5 at the Westside Community Center, 431 SW Birley Road. It will begin at 11 a.m. and well eat at noon. Please bring a covered dish; there will be a cake walk again this year. Well take up a collection to pay for the rental of the Center $5 minimum. Call Jo Ann Nash at 386-752-9334 for more.Yard SaleThe Wellborn Community Association will host a community yard sale on Saturday, April 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Andrews Square, 1340 8th Ave., Wellborn. Come to buy or to sell. 12x12 spaces are only $5 to set up your own tent or tables. The Bloodmobile will be there to donate. A blueber ry pancake breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be available for lunch. Call 386-963-1157 or find the Wellborn Community Association on Facebook for more information.Ballin for a CureNew Dayspring MBC Relay for Life team presents Ballin for a Cure basketball tournament on Saturday, April 5 at the Richardson Community Center, 255 NE Coach Anders Lane. Teams are church vs. church; all skill levels wel come. Registration is $100 per team. Teams are divid ed by 8th grade and under, 9th grade and up. There is no limit on the number of team members. Each team must have shirts of the same color. General admission is $3 at the door; everyone is welcome. Call Roshonda Jones at 386-623-1879 with questions. March for BabiesA March for Babies, ben efitting March of Dimes, will be Saturday, April 5 at Olustee Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. followed by awards, entertainment and warm-up exercises. The five-mile walk begins at 9 a.m. and ends at the park around 10:30 with more entertainment and lunch compliments of Sonnys. To join this event and sup port March of Dimes, visit marchforbabies.org or reg ister as a walker for $25.VFW Post 2206Join VFW Post 2206 for a It Must be Somebodys Birthday party on Saturday, April 5 at the Post, 343 Forest Lawn Way. Kickstart will perform at 8 p.m. Call Sharrie at 386-752-5001 with questions.April 6Karaoke with MarkVFW Post 2206, 343 Forest Lawn Way, will host karaoke with mark at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. Wings, shrimp and burgers will be served from 1:30 3 p.m. The public is invited. Call Sharrie at 386-752-5001 with questions.April 8Medicare SeminarThe LifeStyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare sem inar on Tuesday, April 8 from 5-6 p.m. Irv Crowetz will discuss what you need to know about Medicare, when to enroll and what is covered. This is not a sales seminar. Please RSVP to 386-755-3476 ext. 107.April 9Lake City NewcomersThe Lake City Newcomers will hold their monthly luncheon on Wednesday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at Quail Heights Country Club. The program, put on by Teresa Byrd Morgan, will be on Staying Fit after 50. Contact Pinky Moore at 752-4552 for more. TONY BRITT/ Lake City ReporterOut for a walkTina Hurst, of Lake City, walks her dogs, Dudley (a pug) and Jeda (bla ck Labrador) along Baya Avenue after Saturdays rains.
6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Columbia County Tobacco Free Partnership Meeting The Columbia County Tobacco Free Partnership and the Columbia County Health Depart-ment have come together to form a partnership in order to create a tobacco free community. The partnership focuses on policies that effect our youth. In the New Year, we would like to focus on multi-unit housing cessation programs and promote the various tobacco cessation programs available to our community. We invite all community members, service workers, and school aged youth to attend the upcoming meeting to discuss tobacco-related issues in our county.Columbia County Tobacco Free Partnership Meeting134 SE Colburn Ave.Lake City, FL 32025Monday, March 31, 2014Time: 12:00pmAll partnership meetings are open to the public. For more information on how to make a difference in your community through your local Tobacco Free Partnership, please contact:Shomari BowdenColumbia County Health Department(386) 758-1066 or 6KRPDUL%RZGHQ#KHDOWKJRY From staff reports Jerzy T. Polmerski, a physician at Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center, performed the first robotical ly-assisted, single-site gallbladder removal last week. The patients gallbladder was removed through one tiny incision in the belly button, making the procedure virtually scarless. The surgery uses the robotic system through a 2.5 centimeter single incision allowing for better cosmesis, less pain, and quicker recovery. Our commitment to deliver cutting edge technology to our community is evidenced by Dr. Polmerski being the first to deliver single incision gallbladder remov al, said Rhonda Sherrod, CEO of Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center. Shands Lake Shore is currently the only hospital to offer this approach to patients for gallbladder removal in Columbia and Suwannee counties. This exciting new procedure is just one more step in our efforts to make surgery less invasive, less diffi cult and safer for my patients who trust me with their health, Polmerski said. This allows me to perform an almost incision-less gallbladder procedure with accu rate precision, enhanced maneuverability, and 3-D, high definition visualization. Each year, about one million people in the United States will undergo gallbladder removal surgery. Of that number, approximately 40 percent are women. Thanks to the latest breakthrough in robotic-assist ed surgery, patients can now have their gallbladder removed through a small incision buried in their belly button, where no visible scar can be seen. After sur gery, patients are usually home within a few hours with minimal discomfort. This is the next step in the evolution of surgical technologies, Sherrod said. We are truly excited to be a leader in the surgical treatment of tomorrow, provid ing patients with the most minimally invasive surgical options. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterFlorida Highway Patrol Maj. Gene Spaulding speaks at a press confe rence at the Florida Welcome Center on Friday in order promote the Staying Alive on I-75 campaign, which is an initiativ e to keep the roadways safe and fatality-free from March 28-30. Staying Alive on I-75 supports the nationwide initiative by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to reduce traffic fatalities in the United States by 15 percent this year. Law enforc ement from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan will be patrolling the 1,786-mile stretch of Inters tate 75 to focus on distracted driving, aggressive drivers, speeders, seat belt use and commercial vehicle safety. Members of th e Florida Highway Patrol, Columbia County Sheriffs Office, Lake City Police Department, Georgia State Police and the Geor gia Motor Carrier Compliance Division attended the press conference.STAYING ALIVE ON I-756 states partner to keep roads safeFrom staff reports TALLAHASSEE The Florida Highway Patrol is collaborating with five other states in an effort to keep the roadways safe and fatality-free through today. All six states that line Interstate 75 (Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan), will be participating in an intensified enforcement effort called Staying Alive on I-75. By all states working together, the entire 1,786 miles of I-75 will be cov ered under this enforcement action. The Staying Alive on I-75 is being conducted in support of a nation wide initiative by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to reduce traffic fatalities in the United States by 15 percent this year. During the three day period, law enforcement agencies in each state planned special details on I-75. The details will focus on distracted driv ing. In addition, troopers will be checking for aggressive drivers, speeders, seat belt use, and commer cial vehicle safety. While these focus areas are something the Patrol does every day, it is the first time that the six states have teamed up to ensure multi-state travelers will see consis tent enforcement throughout their trip on the interstate. This partnership, and the one we formed with the seven states that line Interstate-10 over Labor Day holiday, demonstrates the Patrols commitment to public safety, said Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. No matter what state you are traveling to or from, we want you to arrive at your destination safely. FHP offers the following tip for safe travels on the roads, whether going a long distance or a short drive: Buckle up. A seatbelt is your vehicles most important safety fea ture; Obey all speed limits; Drive sober and alert; Eliminate driver distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, adjusting the stereo, etc. Anything that can take your eyes off the road, even a second, can lead to a crash. Get plenty of rest before setting out on a long trip and allow plenty of time to reach your destination; Take steps before you leave to prepare your vehicle for the trip i.e. checking tire pressure/condition and fluid levels. Shands Lake Shore reaches milestone in gallbladder surgery 2013. CareerSource Florida Crown saw a decrease from 743 job ads in December 2013 to 733 job ads in January 2014. The major occupation al groups with the most online ads in January were healthcare practitioners and technical occupations, office and administrative support occupations and sale and related occupa tions. Labor demand in the region, measured by online advertised vacan cies, bottomed out in January 2011 and has increased by 348 openings since then. Monroe County had the states lowest unemploy ment rate in February at 3.8 percent, followed by Walton County with 4.2 percent and Alachua and Okaloosa counties with 5.0. The highest unemploy ment rate in the state for February belongs to Hendry County, with 9.8 percent, followed by Flagler County with a 9.4 percent and Hamilton County with 9.0 percent. JOBSContinued From 1A Lent opportunitiesLenten WorshipNew Mount Pisgah AMEC, 345 NE Washington St., is offer ing an evening of Lenten Worship on Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. Call 752-4262 for more.Soup LunchFirst Presbyterian Church invites the com munity to a free Lenten Soup Lunch for the Lent Season. On Tuesday, April 8 there will be fellowship, a selection of homemade soups and a monolog col lection by William Dohle,. Lunch is free of charge. Donations are accepted for local charities. should and could have, as well as those that he intends to impact, that he has expressed an opinion that we shouldnt have, Pickens said. In addition to the bud get measure, the panel also approved a separate bill (SB 1148) that would strip the State Board of Education of its ability to authorize four-year degrees. Instead, state colleges would have to get permission from the Legislature to offer new four-year programs. Sen. Jack Latvala, a Clearwater Republican who is fighting for the Senate presidency in the future, slammed the proposal. He said it would lead to law makers protecting their pet colleges and could run counter to the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scotts drive to lower tuition costs. When our governor made a bold request to try to find institutions that would give a $10,000 col lege degree, I didnt see any universities step forward and say that (they would do it), Latvala said. It was our state colleges that stepped forward to do that. Latvala was the sole vote against the separate bill. But even lawmakers who voted for the bill raised concerns about the budget amend ment, which passed on a clearly divided voice vote. It appears to me that were going after this thing with a meat cleaver when we really ought to have a scalpel, said Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla. And so my question is, why are we penalizing those colleges that are, for lack of a better word, behaving the way wed like for them to? Why not penalize those that are excessive in their numbers of degrees or have overlap, that sort of thing? House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, was noncommittal Thursday about the college proposal. I think its worthy of consideration, he said, but Id say its way too early to determine whether or not we would support it. The News Service of Florida contributed to this report. FILEPictured is Florida Gateway Colleges Wilson S. Rivers Library & Media Center. 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strange, she said, but Hammac has a different perspective. While in the U.S. death is something people dont much talk about, in other places,such as Mexico, there is the Day of the Dead, when ancestors whove passed on are celebrated. She said there are places in other countries with picnic tables and playgrounds in graveyards. A graveyard is for the people who are left here to be able to have memories, Hammac said. I dont want bad memories of my son, I want happy memories of him and there is no reason why I shouldnt have a place to go, where I can sit and remember him happily.A wave of publicityHammac has appeared on television and her story has been chronicled in People magazine. It was publicity that came and I wasnt expecting it, she said. I didnt even expect the picture to be shared. Hammac said she posted the photo of Tucker playing on Ryans grave on Facebook so that family members in North Carolina could see the headstone. She said her mother sent it to one of her friends in her support group and before she knew it the photo went viral. People magazine estimated that more than 220,000 users shared the picture. I never intended on reaching out with anyone, never intended on getting any publicity from it it was something I just did for my son not thinking of anyone else, she said. The publicity has also raised the profile of Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, the disorder that took Ryans life. HIE occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to the brain, in Ryans case due to complications during labor. The dual purpose of Pages to Memories is to help other families in the NICU, and to raise awareness of HIE. Hammac said she was unfamiliar with HIE before Ryans death, as were her family and friends. None of us had never heard of it, she said. A lot of children are born with it, just not to the extent we had. Hammac said the five days of Ryans life were a learning experience as much as anything. It brought our family closer together, she said. It showed that the love of a child, it doesnt matter what your problems are, that youre there for them. I learned that time with my son is a lot more important than trying to work overtime and making more money. Not only does she learn of new developments in HIE research, Hammac also has an opportunity to talk to parents with children diagnosed with HIE who are in a NICU. The nonprofit is headquartered out of her home in Lake City and is operated by Hammac, a few family members and two of her best friends. Since weve done this Ive been able to deal with my feelings a lot better than just pining away or not doing anything, she said. Its helped me be able to grieve and it helps me know that my son didnt die for anything he actually had a purpose. Although Ive lost him, hes helped other families, she said, noting that Ryans heart went to save the life of another child. 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One of eachgift to a customer, please.Choose your moisturizer in a Deluxe Gift Size, Resilience Lift Creme (Lifting/Firming) or DayWear Creme (Age-Prevention) In every gift, Advanced Night Repair, Sumptuous Mascara, Pure Color Lipstick, Lip Conditioner & Pure Color EyeShadow Quad 25-50% off Better sportswear from Jones New York Sport, Chaus & more Shown, orig. 59.00-79.00 Sale 29.50-51.75Jones New York Sport is also in petites and todays woman. Todays woman at slightly higher prices30-40% off Pro Tour& IZOD Golf Orig. 45.00-65.00 Sale 27.00-39.00 r e d d o t t 75% 50%o ffthe current ticketed price* when you take an e x trasave By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comBarbra Griffin, a grandmother, has no reservations about toting around a white teddy bear with a crooked blue nose with a crooked blue smile. She and the bear, which she calls Little Bear have a special relationship after she rescued the bear from a local department store. Griffin, who recently turned 70, said she was shopping years ago and noticed people kept picking up a particular toy bear and just kept throwing it back on the shelf. I walked over and saw that his nose was sewn on crooked, she said. I fell in love with him and took him home. Griffin said her granddaughter, who was four years old at the time, didnt want the bear, so she kept it and after a few years she wondered what she would do with it. Then I thought about children that are born with cleft palettes and children that are scarred or feel like they are scarred from a blemish or braces, and I sat down and in about 30 minutes I wrote this book, she said. Its for children that feel unloved, unwanted, and feel like they always have to measure up to someone prettier than they are. The message of the story is really simple: Its if youre the only one who is different, remember, there is always hope. The Little Bear That No One Wanted was officially released Tuesday by Tate Publishing. The book was originally written in 2007 and finally Griffin decided to attempt to have it published. It feels like Im looking at someone else to see my book for sale. It feels like, Wow, she said. Griffin said there will be a sequel to the book in the near future about her granddaughter who lost her father to cancer. The book is going to be Little Bear Goes Home and Helps Ashlyn With Her Sorrow, but it will end on a good note, she said. Ashlyn is OK with that. Griffin will be at the Morrells indoor flea market on Saturdays selling the book and shes also scheduled to take part in several local book signing events. The book can be purchased from her events for $8.Woman authors childrens book TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterLocal writer Barbra Griffin shows off her book, The Little Bear That No One Wanted, which was officially released Tuesday. Griffin is scheduled to be at several local book signings where the book can be purchased for $8. HAMMACContinued From 1A COURTESYAshlee Hammac sits with her son Ryan, who passed away from Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy five days after birth. STATE BRIEFS The News Service of FloridaCourt: Prison guard can use Stand Your GroundAn appeals court Friday ruled that a correctional officer can use the states controversial stand your ground law in a case stemming from an altercation with an inmate. A three-judge panel of the 5th District Court of Appeal sided with correctional officer Brad Heilman, who was charged with aggravated battery after an inmate was injured in an incident at Lake Correctional Institution. A circuit judge found that Heilman could not use the stand your ground law in defense because of another state law that deals with circumstances when correctional officers can use force. But Fridays seven-page opinion, written by appeals-court Judge Thomas Sawaya and joined by judges William Palmer and Wendy Berger, concluded that the Legislature intended for the stand your ground law to apply to correctional officers and sent the case back to circuit court. The stand your ground law says people can use deadly force and do not have a duty to retreat if they think it is necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm. The law offers criminal and civil immunity in such cases.Scott says FHP bonuses wont be tied to ticketsGov. Rick Scott on Friday rejected the possibility that bonuses for Florida Highway Patrol troopers could be connected to the numbers of traffic tickets they write. Scott issued a strongly worded statement after media reports raised questions about whether the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles was considering such a plan. The idea that FHP would tie officer bonuses to the number of tickets they write is absolutely outrageous and wrong, Scott said in a prepared statement. All state worker bonuses should be based on better --not worse --outcomes for the people of Florida who pay the taxes to fund state government. The Tallahassee Democrat reported Sunday that the Florida Police Benevolent Association was concerned that the department, which oversees the Highway Patrol, would link trooper evaluations with public contacts, which include traffic stops, traffic citations, written warnings and arrests. In contract offers with the union, the department said traffic-citation quotas would not be put in place, the Democrat reported. But Scott appeared Friday to try to end any speculation on the issue. Floridians paying more in tickets is not a better outcome. Period, he said. If this idea comes across my desk, I will reject it.
30 31 01 02 03REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Sunday, March 30 Sunday's highs/Sunday night's low 72/40 72/47 74/41 74/38 67/49 70/49 72/41 74/49 74/43 76/54 72/52 74/47 77/63 79/63 79/54 77/59 81/63 81/67Monday Tuesday Cape Canaveral 77/53/pc 79/59/pc Daytona Beach 74/51/pc 79/56/pc Fort Myers 82/57/pc 79/57/pc Ft. Lauderdale 77/64/s 78/68/s Gainesville 77/46/s 82/50/pc Jacksonville 76/48/s 79/53/pc Key West 79/71/pc 80/71/pc Lake City 77/46/s 82/50/pc Miami 78/65/s 80/67/s Naples 76/59/s 80/62/s Ocala 78/47/s 82/50/pc Orlando 78/57/pc 82/61/pc Panama City 70/52/pc 71/54/pc Pensacola 72/58/pc 74/61/pc Tallahassee 79/48/pc 84/48/pc Tampa 76/56/pc 80/59/pc Valdosta 79/48/s 86/48/pc W. Palm Beach 76/60/s 78/66/s High Saturday Low Saturday 77 94 in 1907 33 in 1955 73 52 64 Saturday 0.87" 0.98" 2.95" 10.59" 4.08" 7:22 a.m. 7:48 p.m. 7:21 a.m. 7:48 p.m. 7:07 a.m. 7:57 p.m. 7:48 a.m. 8:59 p.m.March 30 April 7 April 15 April 22 New First Full Last Quarter Quarter On this date in 1988, parts of the western United States, including the central Rocky Montains and Utah, were covered in snow from a strong storm. Over a foot of snow fell in Utah, while sections of Arizona experienced wind gusts of 60 mph. More rain over New England, with rain changing to snow to the north and over the Appalachians. Dry over most of the nation's mid-section. More rain and mountain snow over the Northwest. 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Lauderdale 77/64/s 78/68/s Gainesville 77/46/s 82/50/pc Jacksonville 76/48/s 79/53/pc Key West 79/71/pc 80/71/pc Lake City 77/46/s 82/50/pc Miami 78/65/s 80/67/s Naples 76/59/s 80/62/s Ocala 78/47/s 82/50/pc Orlando 78/57/pc 82/61/pc Panama City 70/52/pc 71/54/pc Pensacola 72/58/pc 74/61/pc Tallahassee 79/48/pc 84/48/pc Tampa 76/56/pc 80/59/pc Valdosta 79/48/s 86/48/pc W. Palm Beach 76/60/s 78/66/s High Saturday Low Saturday 77 94 in 1907 33 in 1955 73 52 64 Saturday 0.87" 0.98" 2.95" 10.59" 4.08" 7:22 a.m. 7:48 p.m. 7:21 a.m. 7:48 p.m. 7:07 a.m. 7:57 p.m. 7:48 a.m. 8:59 p.m.March 30 April 7 April 15 April 22 New First Full Last Quarter Quarter On this date in 1988, parts of the western United States, including the central Rocky Montains and Utah, were covered in snow from a strong storm. Over a foot of snow fell in Utah, while sections of Arizona experienced wind gusts of 60 mph. More rain over New England, with rain changing to snow to the north and over the Appalachians. Dry over most of the nation's mid-section. More rain and mountain snow over the Northwest. 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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754email@example.com Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, March 30, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754firstname.lastname@example.org 1BSPORTS www.psb.biz www.facebook.com/PSBFL EQUALHOUSINGLENDER Main Office: 350 SW Main Blvd. Lake City, FL 386.754.0002 West Office: 3882 West US Hwy 90 Lake City, FL 386.755.5407 Are you a Peoples person? Come Grow With Us! By BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comWith a squad of girls comprised of freshmen and sophomores, Columbia High head tennis coach Tabatha McMahon is happy to be in contention at the District 3-3A tournament, which begins on Tuesday. I should be able to seed our No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, McMahon said. Thats incredible, because No. 1 is freshman. I could seed No. 2 potentially. Cassidy Lear and Megan Zahlne make up the No. 1 doubles team with Tori Jackson and Brittany Helms at No. 2. Zahlne also has a chance to seed in singles, but McMahon believes the Lady Tigers best chance at advancing to state will come in doubles play. Leer and Zahlne can make their case beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Eagle Landing and Oakleaf Plantation. The player that has shown the most improve-ment, and they have all shown improvement is Cassidy Lear, McMahon said. Coming in as a fresh-man to the No. 1 position can be pretty difficult. Her game has improved dramat-ically. She puts a lot of time in, including tournaments on the weekend and outside tournaments. She really motivates her Megan. Shes very strategic. Her partner, also a freshman, is so good at the net, they can set each other up. McMahon doesnt expect the Lady Tigers to come in as the favorite, but believes they can contend in certain spots. I think we can easily place No. 3, if not No. 2, in terms of win, McMahon said. Theres potential for us to go all the way at the No. 1 doubles. There are threebig teams in Gainesville, Orange Park and Fleming Island. I think Gainesville will come in as the top seed. Were young, freshman, but its possible that we could go as freshman to state, which would be very excit-ing. Either way, it will be very exciting. The top two teams will advance to the regional tournament, while the No. 1 district champions at the tournament will earn a pass to the state championship.Columbia baseballColumbia Highs game against Bell High on Friday was canceled after three innings due to rain. Columbias game against Chiles High scheduled for Saturday was postponed until April 5 at 1 p.m. The Tigers travel to Oakleaf High at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia Highs Cassidy Lear will lead the Lady Tige rs into the District Tournament at Oakleaf High on Tuesday.Districts begin JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFloridas Scottie Wilbekin and the Gators will move onto the Final Four beginning Saturday. Gators are Final 4 boundBy TERESA M. WALKERAssociated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. The Florida Gators are first yet again this season. Scottie Wilbekin scored 14 of his 23 points in the first half, and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Region final. The Gators reached their fifth Final Four after losing at this point in each of the past three NCAA tourna-ments. This time, Florida came in as the countrys top-ranked team and the overall No. 1 seed. Florida won its 30th straight game and improved to 36-2, topping the 35 wins by the 2007 national championship squad. Patric Young scored 12 points, and Michael Frazier II added 10 for Florida. Dyshawn Pierre led the Flyers (26-11) with 18 points. Florida makes easy work of Dayton, 62-52.
SCOREBOARD SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING 1 p.m. FOX NASCAR, Sprint Cup, STP 500, at Martinsville, Va. 3 p.m. ABC IRL, IndyCar Series, Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, at St. Petersburg, Fla. 11 p.m. ESPN2 NHRA, SummitRacing.com Nationals, at Las Vegas COLLEGE BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. FS1 Baylor at West Virginia 2 p.m. ESPNU Kentucky at Vanderbilt GOLF 1 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Texas Open, final round, at San Antonio 3 p.m. NBC PGA Tour, Texas Open, final round, at San Antonio 7 p.m. TGC LPGA, Kia Classic, final round, at Carlsbad, Calif. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN L.A. Dodgers at San Diego MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m. CBS NCAA Division I tournament, regional final, UConn vs. Michigan State, at New York 4:30 p.m. CBS NCAA Division I tournament, regional final, Michigan vs. Kentucky, at Indianapolis NHL Noon NBC Boston at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Chicago at Pittsburgh SOCCER 8:25 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Everton at Fulham 10:55 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Tottenham at Liverpool TENNIS 2:30 p.m. ESPN ATP World Tour/WTA, Sony Open, mens championship match, at Key Biscayne, Fla. WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN NCAA Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Maryland vs. Tennessee, at Louisville, Ky. 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 NCAA Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Louisville vs. LSU, at Louisville, Ky. 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 NCAA Division I tournament, regional semifinal, Stanford vs. Penn St., at Stanford, Calif. 7 p.m. ESPN2 NCAA Division I tournament, regional semifinal, South Carolina vs. North Carolina, at Stanford, Calif. Monday, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN Chicago Cubs at PittsburghWGN Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh 3 p.m. ESPN2 Boston at Baltimore 4 p.m. ESPN St. Louis at Cincinnati 7 p.m. ESPN2 Colorado at Miami 10 p.m. ESPN2 Seattle at L.A. Angels NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Florida at New Jersey 10 p.m. NBCSN Minnesota at Los Angeles WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN NCAA Division I tournament, regional final, teams TBD, at South Bend, Ind. 9:30 p.m. ESPN NCAA Division I tournament, regional final, teams TBD, at Lincoln, Neb.BASKETBALLNBA schedule Todays Games Utah at Oklahoma City, 3 p.m.Indiana at Cleveland, 3 p.m.Toronto at Orlando, 6 p.m.Minnesota at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.Chicago at Boston, 7 p.m.New York at Golden State, 9 p.m.Memphis at Portland, 9 p.m.Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Mondays Games San Antonio at Indiana, 7 p.m.Washington at Charlotte, 7 p.m.Toronto at Miami, 7:30 p.m.Milwaukee at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m.L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Sacramento at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Memphis at Denver, 9 p.m.New York at Utah, 9 p.m. NBA calendar April 16 Last day of regular season. April 19 Playoffs begin.May 20 Draft lottery.June 5 NBA Finals begin.June 16 Draft early entry withdrawal deadline. June 26 NBA draft. NCAA tournament EAST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Madison Square GardenNew York Friday UConn 81, Iowa State 76Michigan State 61, Virginia 59 Regional Championship Sunday UConn (29-8) vs. Michigan State (298), 2:20 p.m. SOUTH REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At FedExForumMemphis, Tenn. Thursday Dayton 82, Stanford 72Florida 79, UCLA 68 Regional Championship Saturday Dayton vs. Florida (n) MIDWEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis Friday Michigan 73, Tennessee 71Kentucky 74, Louisville 69 Regional Championship Today Michigan (28-8) vs. Kentucky (27-10), 5:05 p.m. WEST REGIONAL Regional Semifinals At The Honda CenterAnaheim, Calif. Thursday Wisconsin 69, Baylor 52Arizona 70, San Diego State 64 Regional Championship Saturday Wisconsin vs. Arizona (n) FINAL FOUR At AT&T StadiumArlington, Texas National Semifinals Saturday, April 5 East champion vs. South championMidwest champion vs. West champion National Championship Monday, April 7 Semifinal winners NIT Quarterfinals Tuesday Clemson 73, Belmont 68Minnesota 81, Southern Miss 73 Wednesday Florida State 78, Louisiana Tech 75 SMU 67, California 65 At Madison Square GardenNew York Semifinals Tuesday Minnesota (23-13) vs. Florida State (22-13), 7 p.m. Clemson (23-13) vs. SMU (26-9), 9:30 p.m. Championship Thursday, April 3 Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.FOOTBALLNFL calendar April 7 Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2013 regular season may begin offseason workout programs. May 2 Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets. May 7 Deadline for club to exercise right of first refusal for its restricted free agents. May 8-10 2014 NFL draft, New York.BASEBALLSpring Training games Saturday Toronto 2, N.Y. Mets 0Miami vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., ccd., Rain Minnesota 7, Boston 4Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, ccd., RainDetroit vs. Washington, ccd., RainHouston vs. Texas at San Antonio (n)Kansas City at Milwaukee (n)Seattle vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz. (n) San Francisco vs. Oakland at Phoenix (n) Cleveland vs. San Diego at San Diego (n) Chicago Cubs at Arizona (n)L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels (n) Regular season games Sundays Games L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 1-0) at San Diego (Cashner 0-0), 8:05 p.m. Mondays Games Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m.Kansas City at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.Washington at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m.Philadelphia at Texas, 2:05 p.m.Boston at Baltimore, 3:05 p.m.Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 4:10 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m.Philadelphia at Texas, 2:05 p.m.Atlanta at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m.St. Louis at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m.Colorado at Miami, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.Cleveland at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.Seattle at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. MLB calendar Today Opening day in North America, Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego. Active rosters reduced to 25 players. June 5 Amateur draft.July 15 All-Star game, Minneapolis.July 18 Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 27 Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to 40 players. Sept. 30 Postseason begins.Oct. 22 World Series begins.NASCARAfter Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, Va. Lap length: .526 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 99.674 mph. 2. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 99.548.3. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 99.428.4. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 99.178. 5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 99.048.6. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 99.048.7. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 98.883. 8. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 98.846.9. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 98.625. 10. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 98.165. 11. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 97.764.12. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 97.382.13. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 98.965.14. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 98.929.15. (47) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 98.888. 16. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 98.877. 17. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 98.712.18. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 98.707. 19. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 98.661.20. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 98.625.21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 98.61. 22. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 98.61.23. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 98.599. 24. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 98.599.25. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 98.43. 26. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 98.379. 27. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 98.359. 28. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 98.333. 29. (32) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 98.246.30. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 98.206. 31. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 98.2. 32. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 98.002. 33. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 97.957.34. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 97.886. 35. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 97.82.36. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 97.759. 37. (33) David Stremme, Chevrolet, owner points. 38. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota, owner points. 39. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, owner points. 40. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, owner points. 41. (30) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, owner points. 42. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, owner points. 43. (66) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, owner points.GOLFPGA TOUR TEXAS OPEN Site: San Antonio.Course: TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course (7,435 yards, par 72). Purse: $6.2 million. Television: NBC 3-6 p.mLast year: Scotlands Martin Laird matched the course record with a 63 to beat Rory McIlroy by two strokes. Last week: Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for his first PGA Tour title, rallying to beat Keegan Bradley by a stroke. Notes: Phil Mickelson is making his second appearance in the event. He tied for 47th at Oak Hills in 1992 in his 11th professional start on the PGA Tour. ... Zach Johnson, the 2008 and 2009 win-ner, won the Tournament of Champions in January. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-04202BSPORTS Busy Bee tourney lives up to its nameThe Busy Bee charity event drew 84 players in its second year. The team of Joe Nicolaus, Stacy Sutherland, Mason Smith and Ken Breen topped the field with a score of net 53, three strokes better than the foursome of Buddy Slay, George Burnham, Mickey Willcox and John Raulerson. Skill shot winners were: David Bailey, longest drive; Mike Smith, closest to the pin; Willcox, straightest drive; Raulerson, longest putt. Steve Thomas and Mike Jacobs won the A/B flight with a 56 in the MGA two-man tournament. Steve Patterson and Mickey Willcox finished second with 60. In the C/D flight, Pete Skantos paired with Don Combs to win with 58. Eddy Brown and Pedro Munoz were in second with 60. Steve Patterson recorded his second finish in the money this week in the A flight of Sundays blitz. His +5 was four points ahead of Timmy Rogers and five up on Scott Kishton. Don Combs had his second win of the week, taking the B flight with a round of +11. Jonathan Morgan and Dell Sanders tied for sec-ond with +5. Closest to the pin winners were Charlie Timmons on No 5, Bruce Ford on Nos. 7 and 15, and Patterson on No. 17. Thomas, Morgan, Kishton and Patterson each cashed in a skin. Mike Gough rolled in a late birdie to finish at +9 for a one-point win over Cory DePratter in the A flight of Wednesdays blitz. Joe Paul, Jordan Hale and Yves Pelletier tied for third with +4. Emerson Darst posted +11 to win B flight. Mike McCranie and Buddy Slay were at + 8 in a tie for third. Shelton Keen and David Blair finished tied for fourth with +6. Dennis Crawford and DePratter picked up two skins apiece; Bob Randall, Keen and Gough had one each. Both pot holes car-ried over. For the second week in a row, Jordan Hale headed the winning team in the Thursday PM Scramble. He teamed with Shelton Keen and Curtis Mixon for a one-stroke win over the trio of Casey Clemons, Ed Snow and Dustin Walker. The pot hole carried over. The Good Old Boys couldnt find a close score. In a three-way match, the team of Ed Snow, Carl Wilson, Bill Wheeler and Dan Stephens had an easy 6-2 win over the team of Stan Woolbert, Emerson Darst, Joe Persons and Bob Wheary. The foursome of Jim McGriff, Tony Branch, Howard Whitaker and Rob Brown had one point. In a battle of fivesomes, Don Christensen, Rhea Hart, Dave Cannon, Jim Stevens and Merle Hibbard shut out Marc Risk, Larry Ward, Jim Bell, Bobby Simmons and Mike Spencer, 3-0. Risk shot 41-38-79 for sole possession of the med-alist seat. In nine hole play Stephens had 38 on the front side. Snow took the back side with a 39. The Lions Club annual golf tournament is April 5. The golf course will be closed until 2 p.m. COUNTRY CLUB at LAKE CITY Ed Goff Sun comes out briefly for golfersThe sun finally decided to come out. Hopefully, it lasts a few days to dry up the inches of rain we have had. The Wednesday Blitz Winner was Gerald Smithy who broke even. Smithy pocketed two skins and won closest to the pin on No. 5. Jack Tuggle also won two skins and Tim Tortorice won one. The Wednesday Scramble winning team was Todd Carter, Amanda Odom and Brady Anderson with a -2. In second place was the team of Chet Carter, Luke Richards and Mike Anderson. This was the first Wednesday switch to the scramble, which starts at 5 p.m. every Wednesday. Friday Dogfight winners were: Chet Carter, first with a +6; Randy Heavrin, second with a +5; Gerald Smithy and Jack Tuggle, tied for third with +1. Skin winners were Bob Sonntag, Tony Kent, Carter, Heavrin and Tuggle. Closest to the pin winners were Bob McGraw on No. 3, Chet Carter on Nos. 5 and 15, and Heavrin on Nos. 11 and 17. Mondays Top of the Hill winners were: Joe Herring, first with a +5; Gerald Smithy, second with a +4; Tim Tortortice, third with a +1. The MGA three-person scramble tournament is April 5. Teams are limited; come to the pro shop or call 752-3339. QUAIL HEIGHTS COUNTRY CLUB Nicki Newmans SCOREBOARD GOLF REPORTS
Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 3B3BSPORTS utdoors 360 Information the Key to Recent Success Photo provided by Rob ChapmanAnnistyn Morgan Smith shows off the first fish she ever ca ught.Photo provided by Rob ChapmanCasey DeMoya shows off a turkey she shot during the sec ond week of the season. COURTESYDebbie Osborne with a beautiful trout out of Horeshoe Beac h. T he last 4 months has been the most consistent fishing Ive had in 30 plus years. Every trip has produced limits of quality fish, or weve left the fish biting because we had plenty. It started in early December with a trip with Jonathan Allen, and his dad, Leonard. We limited on trout, caught 4 slot redfish, and I caught an over-slot redfish that was fatter than your average NFL nose tackle. It continued through Christmas break with an epic trip with my brother in law, Greg Dasher, and Captain Brent Lyons, where we caught over 200 trout to 27, and several redfish highlighted by a 40 tank that Brent caught in just two feet of water. In January we were a fishing version of Dumb and Dumber. Nick Crawford, Wayne Thompson, Jonathan Allen and myself, fished a January day that started at 38 degrees, with a small craft advisory (25-30 MPH North winds), and a water temperature straight from Antarctica. Why would we fish on a day with such miserable conditions? I guess it was the challenge factor, and we succeeded. If you can catch fish when youre drifting faster than Usain Bolt, then youve really accomplished something at least thats what we told ourselves after we finally thawed out. February continued the pattern, and on my most recent March trip with Lee Black, and Captain Lyons, we went for the Triple Crown of March Big Bend near shore fishing. We caught sheepshead until we decided we had enough (up to 7.5lbs), left them biting, and went after trout. We caught trout to 6lbs (up to 25), left them biting, and went after redfish. The water was finally warm enough for us to catch several, and Lee capped the day with a beautiful 24 redfish on a spoon. Why have these last several months been so successful? Information.If you watch National Geographics Wicked Tuna, information was the theme on a recent episode. Who has the best contacts? Who do you trust? What do you do with that information? In an ideal world, Id have enough money where I could fish every day. Well, that wont happen for another 28.7 years (by my latest calculation). Ill probably be broke from paying for two weddings at that point anyways, so, well go with 2050 to be safe. So, until then, its all about information. The best fishermen didnt all of a sudden turn into gurus overnight. They put crazy hours into their craft. They observe things weekend warriors would never see, they practice, they experiment, they take notes, and they study the fish. I recently saw a special on the life of Jose Wejebe (host of the Spanish Fly). He died tragically last year in a plane crash. He had an infectious personality, loved his craft, and was incredible on television, but most importantly the man knew how to fish. It was like he had a sixth sense. There was a segment with his daughter, Krissy Wejebe, and she was going through his possessions. She showed his journal, and it was filled with so much detail it read like a George R. R. Martin novel. What does this mean to those of that simply love to fish, and go when we can? It means, start keeping a journal, even if its basic and brief. Note to self: Start a journal. Heres what I do before, and after every trip. I have a network of 5-6 fishermen I trust in our area, theyre in my circle of trust. How much do I trust them? Ill actually text them GPS coordinates, and I know they wont hit Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat within an hour. I tell them what I used, where I went, tides, observations, and they reciprocate. I give them my information, they give me their information, and we all reap the rewards.Q Rob Chapman IV is a tournament winning angler and outdoorsman from Lake City. Hes an award winning marine artist, a graduate of Florida Gateway College and of Jacksonville University. He is currently the Coordinator of Marketing, Web, & Graphics Production at FGC, and is active both in the outdoors and designing for outdoors companies throughout the world. Hed love to hear from you! Send your reports, photos, and articles to email@example.com OUTDOORS 360 Rob Chapmanrob@outdoors360.com
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By TONY BRITT firstname.lastname@example.org R ountree-Moore Ford has been a Columbia County mainstay since 1924 and, with 90 years of service, is one of the oldest Ford dealer ships around. Rountree-Moore Ford, first opened in 1924 by A.J. Rountree, is now getting a remodel. The makeover will give the RountreeMoore dealership an 11,000 square-foot, indoor showroom. Stephen Jones, RountreeMoore Ford/Lincoln Mercury general sales manager, said the work is going great. Our biggest focus is cus tomer service and customer sat isfaction, Jones said. Anything that we can do to make the customers buying experience even better, thats what our main focus is and thats what Rountree-Moores main focus is. Keeping customers happy to where customers know they can shop local and still get their best deal and still be able to purchase in a very nice environ ment. The remodel will leave the local car dealership with a new customer lounge as well as ser vice drive. Were trying to move some of this inventory, Jones said. Were giving great deals espe cially on the new Fords because weve got to make room for new inventory coming in. The project was broken down into two phases. Phase 1, enclo sure of the front section of the business, will be completed around June. Basically, June 1 all the employees will move to the front in the building and construction crews will basically demolish all of this existing building, Jones said. Phase 2 will begin immediate ly afterward and is expected to be completed by mid-August. Obviously its time for a change, Jones said of the remodel project. This build ing was built in the 1970s and (the remodel) is to keep up with the demand because were selling more and more vehicles. He said The Ford Motor Company has come out with a new design and many of its dealerships are onboard with the concept. Ford has come out with this new design that basically all of their dealerships are doing, Jones said. They came up, partnered with all their dealers, to build new facilities, so were very fortunate to be a part of Ford. Jones said the remodel has been in the planning stages for the past 25 years as the dealer ship continued to grow. He said theyve talked about enclosing the front of the showroom for years and now seems to be the right time to make it a reality. Business is better than its ever been, he said. The auto industry is better than its ever been the rates are lower and incentives are higher and financing is easier. Business has never been to the point that its at. Jones said the auto dealer ship is having a record-setting year. In February they sold 202 cars. He said 2011, 2012, and 2013 were all record-setting years and they look for 2014 to be even better than the previous years. Theres no better time than now to do the remodel, he said. 1CBIZ FRONT Lake City Reporter Week of Sunday, March 30-April 5, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section C Columbia, Inc. Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1CColumbia Inc. Medium 1-Topping Pizza Deep Dish 1-Topping Pizza Baked Pasta Large Salad Large Sub CHOOSE YOUR 2 FAVORITES: $ 12 99 Plus sales tax. At participating locations. Expires in 30 Days. FT. WHITE 7905 S.W. Hwy 27 corner of Hwy. 27 & Hwy. 47 inside the B&B Food Store 497-1484 CARRY-OUT ONLY LAKE CITY 5735 SW State Rd. 247 corner of SR 242 & SR 247 inside the B&B Food Store 752-3111 CARRY-OUT ONLY LAKE BUTLER 280 West Main St. next to Mercantile Bank 496-2878 CARRY-OUT ONLY LIVE OAK 6852 Suwanee Plaza Ln. In Walmart Plaza 330-0331 CARRYOUT O NLY LAKE CITY 857 S.W. Main Blvd. in Lake City Plaza 755-7050 WE DELIVER! 40169 LCR 3/9/14 JOIN O UR E MAIL CLUB F OR A F REE order of 3-Cheezer Howie Bread, along with weekly savings and specials GO TO HO W IE MAIL .C OM AND SI G N UP! For those on the go, join our mobile text club for your savings & specials T EX T H O W IES T O 75309. Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. $ 7 99 8 THICK slices, with our signature Free Flavored Crust! Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. 2-Toppings A ny S pecialty $ 10 Works, Howie Maui, Meat Eaters and Veggie Cheese or P epperoni $ 5 95 Additional toppings available Carry-out LARGE PIZZA Plus sales tax. Expires in 30 Days. LUNCH SPECIALS $ 5 99 Baked Spaghetti & Howie Bread Any Small Salad & Howie Bread Wing Snack & Spicy Stix Howie Bread w/Cheese Small 1-Topping Pizza Any Small Sub 11 AM 4 PM IN CL U DE S A P EPSI E ach New look for Rountree-Moore Ford JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Trey Brown (left) and Tim Bruch remove strands of rebar while remodeling Rountree-Moore Ford in Lake City. The remodel of the dealership, which has been in business since 1924, is expected to be completed by mid-August. Remodel scheduled to be completed by the middle of August.
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Classified Department: 755-5440 LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDSUNDAY, MARCH 30, 20143C 1152 SW Business Point Dr. Lake City, FL 32025 Apply online @ www.sitel.com A great placeto work!S i tel 100Job Opportunities05543853ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS WATER RESOURCES Develop and teach the course "Water Resources Information and Database Management" for on-line format and delivery requires BS degree or higher in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Agricultural/ Biological Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Water Science, or Geography. Three years minimum experience in working with government and utility databases. Experience in developing data transfer and analysis to GIS. Experience in importation of water data layers. Experience in using educational technologies in science teaching or the professional workplace. Ability to work well with others. Experience with or desire to teach on-line distance-learning with a proficiency in use of Microsoftproducts, particularly PowerPoint, Word, Access, and Outlook. Ability to scan and capture images and video to enhance on-line teaching platforms. Experience in using water models such as AFSIRS and GWRAPPS. Desirable Qualifications: Coursework in GPS, GIS. Knowledge of water supply and public utilities operation and policy. Experience in Florida water district operations. Knowledge of engineering contractor relationships with water districts. Deadline For Receiving Applications: Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available on web at: www .fgc.edu Dr. W. David Shoup, CIC, CAIS, TSP Water Resources Training Programs Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4343 Fax (386) 754-4843 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment 05543854ASSOCIATEPROFESSOR, WATER RESOURCES 164 Duty Days (Re-Advertised) Teach Water and Environmental Science Technology courses in Water-Wastewater Operator Technician licensing, A.S. Environmental Science Technology courses, and/or B.A.S. courses in Water Resources Management. Requires Doctorate degree plus 18 graduate hours in Environmental Engineering/ Science, Agricultural with Biological Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Water Science, or Agricultural Systems (Water specialty), Public Health, or a related area. Experience/Abilities Required: Ability to teach a variety of water science and environmental science technology in distance and technological formats. Experience in using educational technologies in teaching or the professional workplace. Ability to work well with others. Experience with or desire to teach on-line distance-learning with a proficiency in use of Microsoftproducts, particularly PowerPoint, Word, Access, and Outlook. Ability to scan and capture images and video to enhance on-line teaching platforms. Willing to develop an array of new courses to building our new BAS degree. Desirable Qualifications: P.E., Class A Florida Water-Wastewater plant operators license. Proficiency or quick learner in acquiring skills of distance course development on Pearson and/or Blackboard platforms. Willingness to explore Web based instruction and multimedia presentational teaching technologies as well as a willingness to teach evening classes. College or university teaching experience. SALARY: Based on degree and experience. DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 4/10/14 or Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available at: www .fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: email@example.com FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment 100Job Opportunities05543899ADJUNCTINSTRUCTORS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY and/or WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (ForSummer, Fall, Spring 2014-2015) Adjunct instructors needed for water and wastewater programs preparing students to qualify for Florida Department of Environmental licensure process. Also, instructors will develop and/or teach online courses in Environmental Sciences, and/or water resources management courses toward BAS degree program. ABachelors Degree is required for noncredit/non transfer courses and 2 years of related work experience. A Masters Degree with at least 18 graduate hours in environmental science or related discipline is required for Associate level courses; Adoctoral degree in environmental sciences or engineering, Agricultural & biological engineering, Water Sciences or equivalent discipline is required for teaching and/or developing B.A.S. level upper division courses. Requires knowledge in math, environmental science, and chemistry; knowledge of state and local laws/regulations regarding water/ wastewater operations; communications skills; ability in written communications. For B.A.S. degree courses the ability to develop on-line coursework in springs ecology, watershed management, public wells & septic, hydrology, water technologies, environmental modelling, water demand calculation, water supply, and other related water courses. Desirable Qualifications: Water/wastewater operators license, computer skills, as well as some instructional abilities for certificate programs. Ability to develop on-line courses on standard platforms. Deadline ForReceiving Applications: 4/15/14 or Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available on web at: www .fgc.edu Dr. W. David Shoup, CIC, CAIS, TSP Water Resources Training Programs Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4343 Fax (386) 754-4843 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment 05544075ACCOUNTS PAYABLE/ PROPERTYSPECIALIST Accounting work including accounts payable, property records maintenance, record retention coordination, financial records maintenance, subsidiary ledger maintenance, and data entry. Requires considerable attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy. High school graduate plus three years of business office experience, one of which is in accounting. A high school equivalency diploma from the State Department of Education may be substituted for high school graduation. Special consideration will be given to applicants with an Associate Degree or certificate in a related area. Knowledge of business math and basic accounting principles. Knowledge of office practices and procedures. Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word. Ability to exercise effective communication, work well under pressure, work effectively in a team atmosphere, and to perform in a timely manner. Ability to perform manual labor and lift 35 pounds correctly. Desirable Qualifications : Knowledge of accounting rules and regulations for community colleges. Knowledge of state regulations regarding payment procedures, property procedures, record retention procedures, and travel. Knowledge of applicable federal regulations. SALARY: $23,373 annually, plus benefits APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/14/14 Persons interested should provide College employment application. Position details and applications available on web at: www .fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City Fl 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: email@example.com FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment 100Job OpportunitiesR & R Harvesting Inc 100 Temporary workers needed in Alachua, FLarea from approximately May 20, 2014 July 10, 2014 Following Supervisors instructions, the worker will perform manual labor to hand cut and pack watermelons. Use hand tools such as shears and knives. Duties also include cleaning, loading and unloading harvested products. Grade and sort products according to factors such as color, species, length, width, appearance, feel and quality to ensure correct processing and usage. Discard inferior or defective products and/or foreign matter, and place acceptable products in containers for further processing. Weigh products or estimate their weight, visually or by feel. Place products in containers according to grade and mark grades on containers. Measure, weigh and count products and materials. Examine and inspect containers, materials and products to ensure that packing specifications are met. Clean and maintain work areas. Must assist with all Good Agricultural Practices policies. Perform prolonged bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, walking stooping and lifting up to 60 lbs. Exposure to extreme temperatures. Workers may be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean-up work. These activities may include removing debris, boxes, discarded fruit from fields to clean growing areas, pruning, painting trees, repair and or replace irrigation equipment, may maintain fence lines. The highest of $10.26 per hr guarantee, 35 hrs per week, housing and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. Apply for this job at the State Workforce/Job Center office in your area, please call for the nearest office in your area FL 239-252-7310, AL256-259-1835, GA404-656-6000, MS 662-842-2175 using job # FL9868507 120Medical Employment05544074ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, NURSING 194 Duty DaysTenure Track Position # F99923 Conduct the learning experience in the classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical areas. Prepare for instruction syllabi, lesson plans, tests, use assessment strategies to assist the continuous development of the learner, use effective communication techniques with students and others. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, use appropriate and current technology in the teaching and learning process. This is a 194 duty day position. Hours will vary and require some evenings. Requires a Master of Science in Nursing degree and be licensed in Florida or be eligible for licensure in Florida.Three years of experience as staff nurse (acute care preferred). Strong experience in Maternity Health Nursing. Ability to present information in a coherent manner and the ability to fairly evaluate student retention of that information. Desirable Qualifications:Computer Literate. Teaching experience preferred. EXCELLENTSALARY PAID BENEFITS DESIRABLE SCHEDULE Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available on web at: www .fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL32025-2007 Ph (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment 120Medical Employment05544115EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES This is a professional classification responsible for the development and supervision of innovative and forward-thinking programs. The primary responsibilities are to maintain the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program and acquire program accreditation through ACEN, continue to expand all program areas and resources, provide effective leadership for the college within the community, administration, faculty, and students. Manage multiple budgets and have a strong understanding of personnel management and leadership. Responsible for expanding and maintaining a premier institute that supports Florida Gateway College and the community it serves.The individual applying for this position must hold an earned doctorate with a nursing background. Requires at least five years of progressive administrative experience, a strong background in program design and accreditation, and a valid Florida drivers license. Desirable Qualifications: Experience in higher education administration. Record of teaching at tenured professor level; experience in business in conjunction with health background. Experience in the community college teaching/working environment. EXCELLENTSALARY PAID BENEFITS DESIRABLE SCHEDULE Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and evaluation. Position details and applications available on web at: www .fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: email@example.com FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment CNAs with a dedication to provide excellent service to seniors needed. Drivers license and a reliable automobile is a must. Applicant must be willing to work weekends and possibly evenings. CNAcertification and Level II background screen required. Call Fiscal for more information at 755-0235 Medical Office looking for full time employee in Optical Office. Experience preferred but not required. Will train. Send resume to 763 SWMain Blvd. Lake City, FL32025 Nurse practitioner FTor PTfor busy internnal medicine office please call Nancy at 386-719-2540 for more information North Florida Community College, Madison FL., has the following positions available: Project Coordinator of Healthcare Information Program; Curriculum Developer for Automation Production Program: Faculty Position for Registered Nurse. See www.nfcc.edu for details. 240Schools & Education05542832INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $499next class3/31/2014 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 Catahula Healer/Australian cattle dog. Female, 10 mo, great w/cattle & children, all shots w/chip $200 386-719-4900 or 965-1500 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. 420Wanted to Buy I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES CASH PAID IMMEDIATELY 904-259-4663 K&H TIMBER We Buy Pine Hardwood & Cypress. Large or small tracts. Call 386-288-6875. 430Garage Sales PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $400 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2/1 W/ screened porch, Lg. lot, in very nice, clean, well maintained, safe, small park, no pets, really nice place to live, with long term tenants, Background/credit check required. $485 mo., $485 sec. dep., smoke free environment 386-719-9169 or 386-965-3003. 3BR/2BADWMH on 1 acre private lot, $700/mo 1st+last+dep requiredlocated in Ellisville. No pets.Contact 352-870-5144 640Mobile Homes forSaleBRAND NEW 28X60 3 BED DOUBLEWIDE $49900 SETUP WITH NEWAC STEPS AND SKIRTING 904-259-4663 waynefriermacclenny.com NEWAND USED MOBILE HOMES SAVE THOUSANDS FACTORYOUTLET 14X60 2 BED SINGLEWIDE $29900 904-259-4663 waynefriermacclenny.com 650Mobile Home & LandLAND HOME PACKAGE 2002 28X56 3 BED ON 2.5 ACRES PRIME LOCATION $79000 REMODELED WITH NEWAC AND APPLIANCES 904-259-4663 705Rooms forRent ROOM 1 adult, Furnished, Clean, TV, Fridge, Microwave, Cable, Laundry. Close in. Private Entrance. For more information. Contact 386-965-3477 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent05544168WindsorArms 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 $530. mo $530 dep. NO PETS 386-697-4814 CLEAN ROOMY PRIVATE 2/1 second floor w/ deck, 8 mi to VA off Lk Jeffrey Hwy. $600.mo + last + dep No dogs 386-961-9181 DUPLEX 2BR/1BA, C/A& C/Heat, W/D hook up, 1 car garage, $535 month, no pets 1 month sec, 386-961-8075 GREATAREA West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $675-$750 plus SEC. 386-438-4600 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent3BR/1BACH/A $850 deposit $750/mo fenced yard 386-697-4814 Lake City Country Club fairway at back. 3BR/2BA1895 SQFT, carpet, tile, encl porch, all appliances, lrg gar, big kitchen, 386-269-0123 750Business & Office RentalsBeautiful 1500 sq ft 5 room office space for rent located in a professional neighborhood perfect for office or medical practice. 155 NWEnterprise Way, Lake City. Please contact 386-755-9457 OAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 Salon for Lease & Sale: Only $1,600 monthly!! (plus tax) Turn-Key Lease and Full Salon Including ALLEquipment! Approx 1200 sf. /Store Front on Main Hwy. ALLFOR ONLY $1,600 AMONTH!! Contact Michelle at 386-755-3117 For more information. 790Vacation Rentals Vacation RVSites Available and Boat Storage. Long and short terms. Located at the marina in Horseshoe Beach. 352-498-5405 386-235-3633 805Lots forSale PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale Itchetucknee river Lot w/small refinished cabin lot: lg usable and 100 ft wide. Great dock $159,000 755-3456 820Farms & Acreage1/2 ACRE lots; great distance from Lake City, Live Oak & Branford. Owner financing: $300 down; $77 per month Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www .LandOwnerFinancing.com 830Commercial Property3 LOTS zoned RMF1 with 3 nice units near McFarlane/Baya. May assume 85K mortgage. $114,000 386.961.9181 LAKE CITY REPORTER This Reporter Works For You! 755-5440Classifieds 755-5445 Circulation .,,$,++'To place your classified ad call REPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com
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LIFE Sunday, March 30, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section D Lake City Reporter Story ideas?Contact Editor Robert Bridges754firstname.lastname@example.org GulfCoast Financial Services, Inc is proud to introduce to you our newest team member. We want to welcome Allison Hancock to our family. She and Alisa Ring will be working together as our Marketing and Business Devel-opment Team. Allison will be focused on maintaining our blog, website, social media sites and our wealth manage-ment accounts. Alisa will be focused on coordinating workshops and seminars, advertising and promotions. Allison comes to us with a background in art and she is currently working on creating illustrations for a childrens book. Allison enjoys being a part of Church on the Way and being involved in her community.John, Brent, Belinda and Dona are glad to have these two young ladies join the staff as they continue to serve our community with integrity, experience and excellence.GulfCoast Financial Services, Inc. proudly welcomes newest member to Marketing and Business Development Team By AVALYN HUNTERSpecial to the Reporter FORT WHITE o the casual observer, Fort White may seem like an iso lated rural community with a homogenous population. But appearances can be deceiving. During tubing season, tens of thou sands of visitors from all walks of life and many different cultural backgrounds pass through. A growing Hispanic population adds a new dimension to the area. And even those who have little contact with tourists or new neighbors need only go as far as a home computer or the Internet stations at the branch library to find a wider world awaiting.More than just wordsMany of my students dont really see why they should learn a foreign language, says Fort White High School Spanish teacher Maria Agudelo. After all, everyone they know speaks English. But theres a lot more to learning a new language than just the words; it introduc es people to new cultures, new ideas. Agudelo has plenty of experience in dealing with a variety of cultures. The child of Puerto Rican parents, she was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Tampa with her family when she was seven. In both places, she lived in mul tiethnic neighborhoods where adapting to differences and even learning to enjoy them was a way of life. Following her marriage to a man from the South American nation of Colombia, she moved back to New York, enjoying the variety and excitement of big-city life. She also took advantage of the areas educational opportunities, earning a mas ters degree in education from Adelphi University. But after becoming parents, she and her husband found themselves yearning for a quieter life. I suppose some of the people we knew would wonder what a place like this has to offer, she says with a smile. But look around; its beautiful! You have the two rivers here and all the springs; you have nature all around you. There are many things to explore and do, and the more relaxed way of life is a pleasant change.Becoming well-roundedNow in her sixth year of teaching Spanish, Agudelo has a total of 16 years of classroom experience. She has taught both language arts and English as a Second Language classes and is consider ing expanding her teaching experience to yet another area. One of my biggest passions is doing whatever I can to help children grow into well-rounded adults, and that includes teaching them to take care of their phys ical health, she says. So Im taking courses in health education and thinking of a move into teaching health. Although technically she grew up bilingual, Agudelo can sympathize with students who are learning Spanish from the ground up. I did learn some Spanish at home, but only at a basic level; English was my first language, she explains. It wasnt until I started dating the man who became my husband that I became fluent in Spanish. Since that was his first language, learning to speak Spanish well was a way to get to know him better. It was also a way to explore of the differences in our cultural backgrounds. Although Puerto Ricans and Colombians are both considered Hispanic, there are differences in the way they speak Spanish and their cultur al patterns, just as there are differences in expressions and culture between English-speaking Americans who live in New York and those who live in the South.Beyond beginners SpanishAgudelos classes at FWHS only cover beginning Spanish, but there are a sur prising number of resources available locally for those students who want to go further. With many DVDs, you can get subtitles in Spanish or even watch the whole movie in Spanish, she suggests. There are computer programs you can buy that teach Spanish and there are Spanish websites and English-Spanish translation sites. But the best way to learn is to meet people who speak the language and develop a relationship along with the language skills. The big thing is having the self-discipline to study and practice regularly, or you start forgetting what youve learned as they say, use it or lose it.Opportunities aboundSkills in Spanish are a plus for many state jobs and are virtually required in South Florida in government positions at all levels as well as by many businesses. While a basic command of the language can be helpful in many areas, greater flu ency may open doors to positions in inter national commerce, the State Department, or even specialized translator positions in the courts and in big-city hospitals. Modern brain research also indicates that bilingual individuals appear to develop bet ter concentration skills and greater devel opment of certain portions of the brain. As important as brain development and improved job skills are, Agudelo believes the greatest importance of what she teaches lies elsewhere. Learning another language is really about learning to embrace opportunities, to value other people and other cultures, she says. And when we do that, we find that we really arent so different after all. I ts hard to believe weve been writing up restaurants both near and far for the past sever al years and have yet to share our take on one of our local favorites Phish Heads. Anyone whos lived in the Lake City area in the past fifteen years has prob ably eaten at Phish Heads for lunch or dinner. They have awesome wings, burgers and seafood bas kets. They also have daily specials that are sure to please just about anyone. I know a few people who go there for lunch on Tuesdays just so they can enjoy the homemade meat loaf and mashed potatoes. Tuesday nights feature Tex-Mex yumminess with your choice of chimichan gas, fajitas or quesadillas. I recently had an opportunity to chat with James, owners Phil and Toni Crenshaws son. In 2009, fresh out of college with a degree in small business management and hospitality, he decided to come back to work in the family business with a goal of bringing great tasting food and beer to Columbia County not that Phish Heads hasnt always had great tasting food but he was ready to kick it up a notch! One thing that struck me as we talked was his and his parents commit ment to buying local when ever they can whether Check out the phun phood at Phish Heads TASTE BUDDIES Genie Normanand Mary Kay HollingsworthTasteBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.com PHISH continued on 4D Finding out more about other cultures than just how they speakLANGUAGE LEARNERS: AVALYN HUNTER/ Special to the ReporterFort White Spanish teacher Maria Agudelo in her classroom, surro unded by students artwork. Learning another language is really about learning to value other people and other cultures. And when we do that, we find that we really arent so different after all.
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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 3D DEAR ABBY: Were proud parents of a new baby girl. Shes adorable, and we feel lucky and blessed. Although having a new baby is an exciting, magical time, it is also very stressful. Sleep deprivation, difficulty with breast-feeding, plus endless visits and phone calls can wear any new parent thin. Also, if Mom had an episioto my or C-section, she may be in pain. In addition -or per haps because of these things -some women also struggle with postpartum depression. Friends and family dont always realize everything new parents must cope with. I com pared notes with other parents and came up with a short list of guidelines for friends and family of new parents: 1. UNLESS YOU ARE IMMEDIATE FAMILY OR VERY CLOSE FRIENDS, WAIT UNTIL THE THIRD WEEK OR SO TO CALL. Keep in mind the first two weeks are often the toughest. If you would like the new parents to know youre think ing of them, send a card. 2. LIMIT VISITS TO 20 OR 30 MINUTES. Unless you are staying to help with the house work, or know your presence is wanted longer than this, keep your visit short. 3. IF YOU VISIT, BRING FOOD! A simple casserole or some takeout will be grateful ly accepted by the exhausted parents. 4. WASH YOUR HANDS IMMEDIATELY BEFORE TOUCHING THE BABY. While its unlikely that you would unwittingly pass a cold or sore throat to the baby, seeing you wash your hands will make concerned new parents feel better. 5. LEAVE YOUR SMALL CHILDREN AT HOME. Even if you keep a close eye on your children, their high energy level can be too much for already stressed-out new parents. 6. BE SENSITIVE ABOUT MOMS NEED TO BREAST-FEED. If Mom had a surgical birth, moving around can be an effort for her. If she needs to nurse, offer to leave the room. NEW MOM DEAR NEW MOM: Congratulations on your new arrival. Your guidelines make sense, and Im pleased to share them. However, as sen sible as they may be, do not be surprised if most of your visitors dont abide by them -because if my mail is any indication, the majority will think they are the exception to the rule. DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21-April 19): Saying too much or being too aggressive will end up being emo tionally costly. A partnership will undergo changes based on the way you react, making it of utmost importance to stay calm while you gather all the pertinent facts. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Stay in the background and keep a watchful eye on what others do and say. Use your imagination and delve into projects that you can do on your own. Refrain from getting dragged into someone elses busi ness or an authoritative situation. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Follow your dreams even if some one tries to get you to do other wise. False information is likely to be used to change your mind or to lead you astray. Believe in your abilities and make changes that suit you. Love is highlighted. ++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Youll be confused by what others do or say. Look closely to grasp whats going on. Dont feel obligat ed to make a decision if you arent ready. Rely on your good memory, experience and insight to lead you in the right direction. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Pump up your enthusiasm and take the initiative to turn your dreams into a reality. Short trips, communicat ing with experienced individuals and sharing your thoughts and passions will all play into a favor able outcome and better future. +++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Dont make financial or medical choices based on hearsay or someone elses prodding. Rely on your knowledge and ability to read a situation clearly. Listen and offer suggestions, but dont sign up for something with a high risk factor. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Stay alert and be ready to deal with whatever comes your way. Be careful not to get upset or overre act regarding a relationship that needs an adjustment. Focus on your happiness and do what needs to be done. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Mental stimulation will help you find your way to stable ground. What you learn through an unusu al experience will shape the way you do things in the future. Dont be afraid to choose a different route to get to your destination. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The optimism you feel may be false if you are avoiding an emotional encounter with some one. You must address anything that can stand between you and your personal progress. Deal with the past and move into the future. +++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Do the unexpected and you will throw off anyone who challenges or opposes you. Its important to use your know-how as well as trusted contacts to reach your goals without interference. Problems with a friend, relative or neighbor can be expected. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Do what needs to be done. Show enthusiasm and you will get what ever help you need to reach your destination. There is money to be made and negotiating to be done. Ask and you will receive what you want and more. ++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Find a unique way to get what you want. Show your intentions and what you have to offer to those who have the skills, talent or con tacts to help you be successful. Offering incentives will help you close an important deal. +++ Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word Guidelines make visits fun for stressed-out parents Q Write Dear Abby at www. DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CELEBRITY CIPHER BIRTHDAYS Peter Marshall, 88; Richard Dysart, 85; John Astin, 84; Warren Beatty, 77; Graeme Edge, 73; Eric Clapton, 69; Robbie Coltrane, 64; Paul Reiser, 57; MC Hammer, 51; Ian Ziering, 50; Tracy Chapman, 50; Piers Morgan, 49; Celine Dion, 46; Norah Jones, 35; Justin Moore, 30. 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R otary International consists of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come togeth er to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Local Rotary Clubs bring together dedicated individuals and business people to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action for the com mon good of our local com munities, our nations, and our world. The members and prospec tive-invited members of the Rotary Club of Lake City meet at noon every Thursday for a lunch at First Baptist Church of Lake City. The Rotary Club of Lake City raised $5,000 for the United Way build ing fund and $1,500 for Tough Enough to Wear Pink with our annual Cow Chip Bingo fund raiser at the Rodeo. Our club would like to thank Columbia County Resources for allowing us to join them at the Rodeo again this year. We also want to extend a special thank you to 5th Generation Farms, for both selling tickets and providing the star of the event, Bessie the cow. As a reminder, the back of your tick et stub has a coupon for use at 5th Generation Farms store. We are also pleased to announce the win ning ticket was pur chased by Tom Logan, the recently retired Executive Director of the Early Learning Coalition. Congratulations, Tom. Rotary fundraising also supports clean water and sanitation projects in South America. Within the next few weeks, construction will begin on 50 ecological com posting latrines in the region of Minero, Bolivia. The challenge in this region is not unlike our challenges in Columbia County: how to keep human waste out of water supplies. Our local challenge is to clean up our waste water at the Columbia County spray field before the effluent reaches Ichetucknee Springs. In developing countries, the challenge is more basic. Families need outhouses to keep sewage away from rivers and lakes. Following installation, our goal is to document fewer incidents of water-borne illness in children and higher school attendance rates. On March 21, the annual Purple Pinkie project for polio eradi cation within our local schools took place. We appreciate the sup port of the Columbia County school system and Epiphany. More than $4,000 was raised. When combined with a $2 for $1 match from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary will be able to purchase enough vaccines to ensure that 21,000 chil dren will be protected from the polio virus for a lifetime. The end of polio on earth is near. Rotary Club of Lake City will continue to support polio eradication efforts until this dread disease is gone for the earth for ever. Your local Rotarians work hard to help our local community as well as providing help to our international brethren. its milk from Wainrights Dairy in Live Oak, pork and sausage from Nettles, fresh veggies from KCs or delicious cupcakes from Amys Sugar Cakery next door. Did we mention that Phil cuts all their steaks? Phil and James trade out weekend specials where they try to focus on farm-to plate-style goodness. Were lucky enough to live in an area where we have access to great local products and James sees no reason not to bring that to their cus tomers. While theyve been doing off menu specials every Friday and Saturday night since they opened, this friendly competi tion between father and son has produced some really awesome selec tions: Steak Au Poivre and Lyonnaise Potatoes, Rosemary Orange Glazed Chicken, Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, Spicy Pork Sausage and Cornbread Pork Tenderloin, Chinese Five Spice Rubbed Braised Pork Belly with collard greens and winter squash medley. Being a self-proclaimed foodie and beerie, James menu inspiration comes from eating and drinking (not to excess) his way through places hes visited, cherry pickin the best of the best and making it his own. See, you dont need to drive a little north, south, east or west to find PHABULOUS food. Now heres what were really, really thrilled to tell you about. Their rela tively new expansion into the craft beer world. OK, so maybe not so new theyve been serving up craft beer for a little over a year we just didnt know about it! With 11 taps open at all times, three are ded icated to what they call well beer that would be your standard Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Yuengling. The other eight rotate through different brands with a commitment to having at least one for each style: IPA, Pale Ale, Amber Ale, Belgian Wheat, Hard Cider, Nitro and seasonal offerings. This year they started hosting a monthly Beer Tasting Event featuring local (as in Florida) brew eries. Intuition Ale Works and Green Room Brewing, both out of Jacksonville, were in the house in January and February. World Famous Swamp Head Brewery out of Gainesville will be featured on April 26. For $10 you get four 5-ounce tastings of different beer, a must-have Phish Heads Phrisbee, and a pint glass to take home. Representatives from the brewery will be there to answer questions and will have lots of swag to give a way. And if you end up liking one of the samples you can always fill up your pint glass for around $5. Theyve also expanded their wine list beyond the boring Chardonnay, Cab and White Zin vari ety. James doesnt go the easy route of letting some salesman at a distributor pick out their wines; he does it himself. They always have four reds and four whites, including the ever popular white and red blends that are easy on the palate. Check them out on Facebook for their specials (they usually dont know what they are going to cook until they place their order on Thursdays for the weekend) and for news about their upcoming Beer Tasting Events and other special happenings. We think youll be pleasantly surprised! I think James said it best, Were the same but different. 4D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Q Genie Norman and Mary Kay Hollingsworth are Co-lumbia County residents who love good food and fun. Their column on their favorite recipes appears twice a month. You can contact them at TasteBud-diesLakeCity@gmail.com. PHISHContinued From 1D IF YOU GO WHAT: Phish Heads WHERE: 1445 SW Main, Blvd. Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Closed Sunday and MondayCONTACT: 386-755-0490 I f youre reading this, chances are, you might love gardening. Someone in your past taught you to love it. Your mom, maybe your grandmother, even a neighbor. At the very least they taught you to appreciate the beauty of nature and that is something that will stay with you for a lifetime, and give you much pleasure. My family, for generations, have worked closely with the earth. My grandfather and father were farm ers. My mom, grandmother and sister were all good gardeners and would rather have a new plant or visit another garden than any other treat. I hope my grandchildren will enjoy the great outdoors in one form or another. We gardeners work on our little plot of earth with a vision in mind, whether weeding, pruning or plant ing, we have the results of our labor in our minds eye. How satisfying it is to step back and admire what weve accomplished. Or just sit in the shade of a big tree and soak it all in. The cares of the world just seem less important in the peaceful atmosphere of our green space.First things first However, after the winters rest from many of our gardening chores it is time to get things done. Clean up should be your first priority in early spring and is important to the health of our gardens. Remove the fallen leaves and fruit from under your citrus trees, as diseases can overwinter in the debris and reinfect the plant. The University of Florida does not rec ommend mulch under citrus trees; if mulch is used keep it at least 24 inches from the trunk. The water and nutrients provided can be more easily absorbed by the shallow roots on the bare soil. It is important to remove all grass and weeds from under the tree, weeds especially can promote a fungus which can even kill the tree. Clean up old leaves from under roses as black spot can reoccur from infected leaves. If you havent pruned them yet, Google IFAS: growing roses in North Florida for detailed informa tion on how to prune different types of roses. Garden roses dont need to be pruned as hard as hybrid tea roses. They do well with about one third of the plant removed. One third is the recommended amount to prune most plants without causing harm or shock to them. Remove old blooms from under camellias to help prevent camellia petal blight next fall and winter. Work on pulling winter weeds, in the flower beds, especially those with seed heads or flowers, as her bicides wont work on these. As for the prolific oxalis and Florida betony (rattlesnake weed) with underground root structures, try to remove them by getting under the bulbs or snake-like roots. If they are left they will multiply rapidly. It isnt possible to get them all but 10 minutes here and there of digging under them will go a long way in controlling them.The last March freeze We may get another freeze during March and the dead foliage making our gardens look so dread ful could help prevent further cold damage to the plants. Mid-March is usually the last frost date for North Florida, so wait until then to prune cold damaged foliage back, by then you can see the new green growth at the base of the plants. Dont prune your azaleas and other spring bloomers until after they bloom, of course. This goes for hydrangeas also. You may remove just the dead hydrangea blooms on the tips from last year, if you havent done so. March is the time to start fertiliz ing your fruit trees using a citrus or pecan/peach special. Blueberries, azaleas, camellias and gardenias require an acid form ing fertilizer such as an azalea spe cial, but dont fertilize the azaleas before they bloom. If these plants dont have acidic soil they may have an iron deficiency with symptoms such as; the youngest leaves becom ing pale green or yellow with dark green veins, curved leaves, usually upwards, stunted growth or leaf drop with some limbs dying. This can be corrected by adding chelat ed iron or iron sulfate which helps acidify the soil by lowering the pH. If you choose to fertilize your lawn wait until mid-April. Use a no phosphorus fertilizer, 15-0-15 with 7.5 percent slow-release nitrogen. Water in with only inch of water so the fertilizer will remain in the root zone and not leach down to the aquifer. Then when it is necessary to water the lawn use inch, and only water when the grass begins to show stress again, this practice will train the roots to go deeper. The lawn wont need as much water, as if you used a little sprinkling of water more frequently causing the roots to stay shallow searching for the water which is near the surface. Established, contented plants dont require fertilizer, but most will benefit from a 3 inch layer of mulch that will break down and enrich the soil.Planting by the calendar Have your tomato plants in the ground by the middle of March. Have snap beans, pole beans, lima beans, cantaloupes, watermelons, peppers, squash, okra, cucum bers and sweet corn by the end of March. Herbs to plant include basil, fennel, mint, marjoram, summer savory, Mexican terragon, oregano, and dill. You can still plant cool weather annuals, such as alyssum, petunias, dianthus and snapdragons. Theyll do well until about June. Wait until late March to plant warm season annuals, such as torenia, zinnias, sun-patients, marigolds, angelonia, coleus, cosmos, scaevola, wax bego nia and salvia and perennials such as pentas, coneflower, daylilies, bletilla, gloriosa daisy and rudbeck ia. Some of these plants wont be available everywhere, but indepen dent nurseries usually have a wider variety to choose from. Nobles in Live Oak and The Garden Gate in Gainesville are both excellent nurseries with knowledgeable staff. They will also order special requests for their customers.Use water sparingly My sprinklers have been turned off all winter because we have had plenty of rain. Remember, in cold weather or in shade, less water is needed. Watering once every 10 days to two weeks when it doesnt rain is enough in the winter. In sum mer once, or at the most, twice a week is plenty. Newly planted plants will need extra water to become established, but can be hand watered as necessary. Water is a limited resource. Lets remember this in all that we do. We want our children and grand children to have the water they need. As technology advances and moves into smaller communities, we can look forward to using more reclaimed or recycled water for all our landscapes.For the love of gardening Martha Ann RonsonetQ Martha is an avid gardener who lives in Lake City. Rotary thanks the Rodeo Robert TurbevilleQ Robert Turbeville is president of the Rotary Club of Lake City. We are pleased to announce the winning [5th Generation Farms] ticket was purchased by Tom Logan. Club supports sanitation, clean water projects in South America. H ave you been think ing about starting your own business, but you arent sure where to start? At the library, of course. Being successful in your business venture means spending time researching and develop ing a business plan, mar keting strategies, deciding if it will be an online busi ness or a physical loca tion, all part of doing your homework before you can even think of opening the doors. The library has books on creating business plans, market ing, business taxes, legal implications of owning a small business, owning a business in Florida, and even on bankruptcy for small business owners. Some helpful titles for you might be Peri Pakroos The Small Business Start-Up Kit: a Step By Step Legal Guide (346.73 PAK), Linda Pinsons Anatomy of a Business Plan: the Step by Step Guide to Building Your Business and Securing Your Companys Future (658.4 PIN), J.J. Rambergs Its Your Business: 183 Essential Tips That Will Transform Your Small Business (658.022 RAM), Stephen L. Nelsons QuickBooks 2012 All-in One for Dummies (657.9042 NEL), How to Own and Operate a Financially Successful Landscaping, Nursery or Lawn Service Business (791.068 HOW), and/or Kathryn Bechtholds The Entrepreneurial Moms Guide to Running Your Own Business (658.041 BEC). This is just a very small sample of books as the library has many more titles on starting a business. There are e-Books available on the librarys website, www.ccpl.sirsi.net, including Business Plans for Dummies, Small Business Marketing Kit, Starting and Running an Online Business, and KaChing: How to Run an Online Business That Pays and Pays, to name just a few. Click on the Enjoy e-Books icon on the librarys home page and set up an account if you do not already have one, then search for and down load the titles of your choice. You can also search for articles about starting a small business in several of the librarys online databases located on the Librarys home page, eLi brary and Infotrac. The databases can be searched while you are in the library, at home or work. If you search from out side the library, you will need your library card number to be authenticat ed. eLibrary searches may include newspapers, mag azines, books, websites, and audio-visuals with information about your topic. You can refine your search by date (maybe you want only the most recent articles printed in 2014) and language. Infotrac is another online database you can access on the librarys home page. It is very com prehensive and searches your subject in many places. SCORE is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to helping you get your small business off the ground and run ning. The SCORE website, www.score.org, has a tre mendous amount of useful information that will do nothing if not make you see all that you have to do before your business can open. The contact infor mation for the SCORE of Suwannee Valley is 386-752-2000. If you are consider ing opening your own small business, I hope you start your journey at the Columbia County Public Library. For more information on starting a business, please call 386-758-2101. Small business start-up ideas Debbie Paulson386-758-1018 Q Debbie Paulson is the director of the Columbia County Public Library.
Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 5D Weddings and EngagementsIf you were recently engaged or have an upcoming weddi ng and would like to announce it in the Lake City Reporter stop by our RKFHDW(DVW'XYDO6WUHHWWROORXWDQDQQRXQFHPHQW IRUP 3LFWXUHVFDQEHGURSSHGRJat the front desk or emailed WR(PLO\/DZVRQDW email@example.com. From staff reports GAINESVILLE Visitors will have an opportunity to discover the unique wildflowers that inspired Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513 to name this state place of flowers at the Florida Museum of Natural Historys newest photography exhibition. On dis play April 19 through Aug. 3, La Florida: 500 Years in the Place of Flowers showcases images from Gainesville nature pho tographer John Moran, who roamed the state to capture the beauty and mystique of Floridas original Garden of Eden. It features 15 large-format photographs showing the timeless beauty of wildflow ers along with a panel describing the his tory and culture of early Florida. The states astonishing wildflowers are an essential part of the real Florida, Moran said. Traveling the state with his cameras, Moran seeks his vision of natural Florida as it must have appeared to Ponce de Leon. His photography has appeared in numerous publications including National Geographic, Life, Time, Newsweek, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine and the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida. Johns photography captures the essence and splendor of the unique flora found here in the Sunshine State, said Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Florida Wildflower Foundation, which developed the exhibit as part of the Viva Florida 500 campaign. The display takes the viewer to swamps, springs, sand hills and deep into the woods in search of the natural beauty that defines La Florida, place of flow ers. The exhibit is funded with proceeds from state wildflower license plate sales. To learn more about Floridas wildflow ers and the work of the foundation, visit www.flawildflowers.org. For more information about the exhibit, visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/exhibits/coming-soon/upcoming/ or call 352-846-2000. La Florida exhibit coming April 19 COURTESY JOHN MORANAn American Lotus flower is pictured in this John Moran photo. IF YOU GO WHAT: Florida Museum of Natural HistoryWHERE: 3215 Hull Road, GainesvilleHours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.CONTACT: 352-846-2000 T he Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Cattle Identification Rule (Chapter 5C-31, Florida Administrative Code) went into effect last month. These rules will improve the states abil ity to respond to serious disease outbreaks and to help maintain out-of-state markets. The rules require cattle and bison (18 months and older) entering and moving within the state to be tagged with official iden tification. There are three exemptions to the rules: cattle moving to approved tagging sites for tagging, cattle moving directly to slaughter and cattle moving between pastures under normal ranching operations. Cattle moving between pastures can include cattle or bison transported between two ranches, owned by the same producer. FDACS will be conduct ing educational outreach prior to initiating enforce ment actions. However, any cattle moving within Florida that are not offi cially identified by April 7, 2014 may be quarantined until officially identified. Subsequent violations will result in administrative fines to the cattle owner. Cattle owners can obtain USDA officially identi fied tags at no charge or can purchase tags from private suppliers. To obtain tags at no charge, producers should con tact FDACS, Division of Animal Industry District Offices. District represen tatives will make arrange ments for tag delivery. The USDA official ly identified tags are metal tags, also known as National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES), or Brite tags. Private manufacturers offer metal, plastic panel and radio frequency iden tification device tags for purchase. If you have not joined the Florida Cattlemens Association, I would like to invite you to attend the North Florida Cattlemens meeting on Thursday, April 24 at the UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center located at 8202 Creek 417, Live Oak. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. and the guest speaker will be Dr. Cliff Lamb, UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Specialist from the North Florida Research and Education Center Marianna. This program free to attend and you may reg ister at 386-752-5384 or Columbia@ifas.ufl.edu.Quick facts about cattle IDs Derek Barberdlbarber@u.edu Q Derek Barber is a livestock and natural resources agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. SAVE THE DATE North Florida Cattlemen is having a meeting on Thursday, April 24 at the UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, 8202 Creek 417. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. From staff reports The 5th Annual Derby Dash 5-K Run/Walk and Car & Truck Show is coming back this May. As the local Haven Hospice of Suwannee Valleys annual fundraising event, this years event will utilize the newly-constructed Pavilion at Wilson Park and the backdrop of Lake DeSoto in Downtown Lake City. The community is invited to come out May 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and spend the day enjoying fitness, live entertainment, local vendors, kids activities, bounce houses, a Kentucky Derby-themed party and lots of cars. There will be classic cars, muscle cars, trucks, antique motorcycles and new sports cars. All proceeds from this event will benefit Haven Hospice and their unfunded programs like Camp Safe Haven. Last year the event added the Car Show and show cased over 40 cars from the local car clubs and drew more than 1000 spectators. Members of the Suwannee River Region AACA Car Club, Southern Knights Car Club, Moonlight Cruzers Car Club, and N.O.S. Nation of Stangs Car Club have organized this years show and anticipate to draw more than 200 cars, with participants coming from all over Florida and Georgia. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the show runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is free but donations for will be accepted. Judging results will be announced at noon for the following categories; Pre 50s/ 50s-70s/ 70s-90s/ Trucks/ Modern with trophies in each category pre sented to the first, second and third place winners. There will also be a Mayors Choice and Peoples Choice, as well as several Special Category classifica tions that will be awarded trophies. For information concerning the car show and regis tration information please contact Ralph (386)397-4571, Jack (386)365-5557 or Bob (386)984-6573. Your 5-K race registration will include professional chip timing by Start 2 Finish Race Management, a post-run meal, a chance to win awards and much more. Online registration will shut down on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. The race begins at 8 a.m. the day of the event. To learn more visit www.havenhospice.org or call Stephanie Brod at (352)271-4665. There will be plenty of free entertainment to enjoy so bring the entire family out. For event information please contact Jackie Kite at (386)719-5766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Haven Hospices Derby Dash and Car Show in May From staff reports March for Babies, benefiting March of Dimes, will be Saturday, April 5, starting and ending at Olustee Park in downtown Lake City. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by awards, entertainment and warm-up exercis es. The five-mile walk starts at 9 a.m. sharp and ends at the park about 10:30 with more entertainment and lunch(compliments of Sonnys). To join this fun event and support March of Dimes programs to ensure full-term healthy babies, visit march forbabies.org, or register Saturday as an individual walker for a $25 dona tion to March of Dimes.March for Babies event next weekFrom staff reports On Wednesday, April 2 at 12 p.m. enjoy a Lunch and Learn with students from the Speech/Debate Team at Florida Gateway College. Bring your lunch and come hear interesting presentations on a variety of topics. Ian Cosentino of Lake City, a dual enrollment stu dent from Columbia High, will present an informative speech on the development of the Tesla electric motor sportscar. Annabelle Blevins of Lake City, will present an infor mative speech on wearable technology, such as Google Glass. Samantha Lane, a dual enrollment student from Columbia High, will present a poetry interpretation from five selections about female empowerment, includ ing poetry by Maya Angelou. Sam Bass of White Springs will present an informa tive speech about the pollution and deforestation of the Ichetucknee Springs. Kellen Vincent of Lake City, will present a poetry interpretation of the balance of good and evil in the world, and will include some of his original poetry.Enjoy a Lunch & Learn
By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical WriterLove can sometimes break a heart but mar riage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem. This was true at any age, for women as well as for men, and regardless of other heart disease risk factors they had such as high cholesterol or dia betes, researchers found. It might be that if someone is married, they have a spouse who encourages them to take better care of them selves, said Dr. Jeffrey Berger, a preventive car diologist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. This is the largest look at marriage and heart health, said Dr. Carlos Alviar, a cardiology fellow who led the study with Berger. Previous studies mostly compared married to single people and lacked information on divorced and widowed ones. Or they just looked at heart attacks, whereas this one included a full range from clogged arteries and abdominal aneurysms to stroke risks and circulation problems in the legs. Researchers used health questionnaires that peo ple filled out when they sought various types of tests in community set tings around the country. Some of these screening tests, for various types of cancer and other diseas es or conditions, are not recommended by leading medical groups, but people can still get them and pay for them themselves. 6D LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 The garden cen ters were so busy over the weekend with spring-fevered shoppers. We must have looked like starved honeybees as we flitted from one pretty blooming plant to anoth er. Yes, I was among the shoppers who couldnt resist the sunny weekend even though I wasnt prepared to buy. I recom mend that before visiting your favorite garden cen ter, you should plan out the flower bed and make a list. Gardens are vivid right now with spring blooming plants such as azaleas and dogwoods. What color will you be enjoying in the garden when the spring bloomers begin to fade? Make a plan by starting with the location of your flower bed. List the factors on the site such as sunny, shady, wet, drained or acidic. Read about annuals in Florida at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg319. You can choose the right plants for the right place. Decide what your gar den can do for you, not how you can work in your garden. Color can set the mood. Would you like to view it in the evening twi light because of your work schedule? Try using white flowering plants and plants with variegated green and white foliage. The flowers seem to glow in the darkening shadows of dusk, offering a calm ing and tranquil setting for relaxation at the end of a busy day. Shades of purple, blues and pinks are cool colors and can make a hot day seem a little more com fortable. We tend to relax in a cool color garden, but keep blooms close because the colors seem to fade into the scenery if used in the distance or in the shade. They need some interplay of light to reflect soothing color to your eyes. Green fits into this color palette, also, so a cool color garden would be an ideal home for some of your favorite foliage plants. If you like lively, sunny gardens, try shades of yellows, oranges and reds. Gardens can be planned with different shades of just one color, or they can be mixed with three or four colors in a pleasing color scheme. Yellow and orange flowering plants show up well from a dis tance, too. They have a way of pulling the back ground forward, making things look closer to the viewer. Colors that fight with each other for our attention are also energetic. Mix different plant shapes, leaf textures and sizes to help make your garden appealing. Your eye will follow around the garden, stopping to enjoy all the surprises and differences that you have planned. And after you have enjoyed looking around, settle down and relax in your favorite set ting that suits your mood. COURTESY50th Wedding Anniversary Shelton Eugene Hodges and Mary Ellen West Hodges celebrated 50 years of marriage. They were married on Sunday, December 15, 1963 in Asbury Methodist Church in Lumberton, North Carolina at 6 p.m. by Rev. Donnie G. Davis. To celebrate their 50 years together, the couple renewed their vows, to the hour, on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 6 p.m. in Asbury Methodist Church in Lumberton, North Carolina. This ceremony, like their wedding, was performed by Rev. Donnie G. Davis. In attendance were two of the original bridesmaids: Mrs. Phyllis Benton of Lumberton, North Carolina and Mrs. Barbara Davis of Ellerbe, North Carolina. Also in att nedance were two of the original ushers: Mr. Dean Ivey of Rockingham, North Carolina and Mr. terry Lanier of Lumberton, North Carolina. Others in attendance at the renewal ceremony included the couples two children, Ms. Wendy Hodges of Lake City and Mrs. Cherie Stone with their son-in-law Mr. Dale Stone of Lake City. Their two grandsons, Dillon Stone of Tallahassee and Colton Stone of Lake City were also in attendance. As was Mrs. Hodges sister, Ms. Doris Faye Middlesworth of Lumberton, North Carolina. The reception was attended by family and friends.The couple have made their home in Lake City for the past 50 years. Creating mood gardenswith great COLOR combinations GARDEN TALK Nichelle Demorestdndemorest@u.edu Q D. Nichelle Demorest is a horticulture agent with the Columbia County Extension of the University of Florida Insti-tute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Photos by NICHELLE DEMOREST/ Special to the ReporterCheerful yellows and oranges are pictured in a sunny garden at the Kingwood Gardens in Mansfield, Ohio. Blue and green flowers provide for a cool and relaxing garden at th e Kingwood Gardens in Mansfield, Ohio.From staff reportsLIVE OAK Among the many top-notch coun try artists booked for the Suwannee River Jam April 30 May 3 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak this year is Brantley Gilbert. Already a hot country artist and song writer, Brantley just got hot ter his current chart-top ping song, Bottoms Up, hit #1 on the Billboard Country Chart a week ago and remains at #1 for the second week in a row. Gilbert is currently signed with Valory Music Company. His latest album, Let It Ride, produced by Valory, is expected to be released May 19-20 with Bottoms Up on that album. Gilbert has now had three #1 singles Bottoms Up and Country Must Be Country Wide both went certified Gold and You Dont Know Her Like I Do, went Platinum in sales. Gilbert has won Breakthrough Artist Single of the Year for You Dont Know Her Like I Do at the ACA, New Faces at the CRS, the CMA Triple Play Award for Country Must Be Country Wide, You Dont Know Her Like I do and Dirt Road Anthem at the CMA Awards and Top New Male Artist at the ACM Awards. Hes been nominated for Song of the Year (Dirt Road Anthem) at the CMA, USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year (Country Must Be Country Wide) and New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards. Right behind Gilbert with a fast-rising country favorite is upcoming Jam artist Justin Moore with Lettin The Night Roll, which has been on the charts 17 weeks and hit #21 this week. The song stayed at #23 for two weeks prior to jumping to #21. Moore already has three #1 sin gles Small Town USA, If Heaven Werent So Far Away and Til My Last Day, along with Top 10 Backwoods. Hes record ed two Gold albums Justin Moore and OutLaws Like Me, both which have sold more than one million cop ies. Both artists will per form at the SRJ this year along with Montgomery Gentry, Charlie Daniels & band, Chris Cagle, Colt Ford, David Nail, LoCash Cowboys, The Mavericks, JJ Lawhorn, The Lacs and a number of winners from the SRJ Auditions. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, Fla, 32060, 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Go online to suwan neeriverjam.com to order tickets. You may also email spirit@musiclivesh ere.com, go to musi cliveshere.com or call the SOSMP at 386-364-1683 for Easy Pay. Jam artist Gilbertis #1 on BillboardCOURTESYSuwannee River Jam artist Brantley Gilbert charts #1 on Billboard two weeks in a row with Bottoms Up! 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