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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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By SARAH LOFTUSsloftus@lakecityreporter.com Columbia County high school students will now be allowed to take dual enroll ment courses beginning in the fall of their sophomore year as long as they have a 3.0 GPA. Students who meet the requirements for the pro gram will also be allowed to take four courses at Florida Gateway College each fall and spring semester. The Columbia County school board adopted the new rules at its meeting Tuesday night in a unanimous vote. School board members Lake City ReporterWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM LOCALPreparing the Cafe on the Square 5A. CALL US:(386) 752-1293SUBSCRIBE TOTHE REPORTER:Voice: 755-5445Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 136 TODAY’S WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4AHealth . . . . . . . 8AObituaries . . . . . 5AAdvice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B SPORTSCHS in pads for two p ractices now 1B. 92 72 Storm chance, 2A Let’s hope lawmakers got it right, Letters 4A. + PLUS >> It’s a b ig weekend at SOSMP See Page 7ACOMMUNITY LCPD swears in, honors its own See BelowLOCALFan day with Trey Marshall See Page 1BSPORTS By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.com The felony murder trial of Keiyon’tre Kenshawn Merritt began Tuesday morning with the state sending 11 people to the witness stand. Merritt, 21, is facing charges of felony murder in the first degree, two counts of attempted robbery and a count of attempted felony murder stemming from the June 2013 shooting death Christopher Terrell McConell and shoot ing and attempted robbery of Elijah D. Dunning. The state is not seeking the death penalty in the case. Third Judicial Circuit Judge Leandra Johnson is presiding in the case and the trial is scheduled to conclude today. The Merritt jury was select ed Monday and is composed of six regular jurors and two alternates. There are five men and three women on the jury in all. Court officials said approx imately 400 people were sum moned to potentially serve as jurors in the Merritt case and another felony trial scheduled for this week. Assistant state attorneys John Durrett and John Weed are prosecuting the case. Merritt is represented by Baya Harrison, a private attor ney who was court-appointed in the case. In March Merritt refused a plea offer from the state. Under the terms of the plea deal, Merritt would have been sentenced to 30 years prison time for second-degree mur der and 15 years’ probation for armed robbery. The less er charges would have been dropped. Merritt and another man District rules relaxed By BRANDON LARRABEEThe News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The spe cial redistricting session held by the Legislature lasted just five days, but the two-year battle over the boundaries of the state’s 27 congressional districts seems to be far from over. Voting-rights groups who sued to get the original map overturned say the new plan, approved Monday on nearly party-line votes in the House and Senate, isn’t enough of an improvement for Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis to sign off on it. And there’s still no clarity on whether an election that is already under way in some counties will be delayed. Deirdre Macnab, presi dent of the League of Women Voters of Florida, said Tuesday that the map passed by the Legislature this week “looks suspiciously like” the blueprint Pinemount kindergarten teacher firedMARY LEE RACHAL Parents angry she won’tface criminal charges.From staff reports A kindergarten teacher who reportedly paddled and struck children then bribed them with gifts to keep silent was fired by the school board Tuesday night. Mary Lee Rachal, a former teacher at Pinemount Elementary, was removed from the classroom after reports surfaced she paddled students and struck them on the hands with a ruler. Angry parents say she gave the children toys during “trea sure chest visits” to stay quiet about the alleged abuse. School district officials turned the mat ter over to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, which produced a 30-page report it sent to the state attorney’s office. Third Circuit State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said he didn’t doubt the facts of the case, but that corporal punishment in a school setting did not rise to the level of a crime under state law. One woman spoke at Tuesday night’s school board meeting about how angry she is Rachal isn’t facing charges. She said her child, who was in Rachal’s class this past school year, is still suffering from the abuse. She said all of the students who were in the class are suffering. Some have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, she said. “I can’t even explain what they went through,” she said. The woman stormed out of Tuesday night’s school board meeting before giv ing her name. Rachal was terminated by unanimous vote at the meeting. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterKeiyon’tre Kenshawn Merritt is seen Tuesday morning at his trial for the 2013 murder of Christopher McConnell. Merritt is facing charg es of felony murder in the first degree, two counts of attempted robbery and a co unt of attempted felony murder. MURDER TRIAL MAY CONCLUDE TODAYKEIYON’TRE KENSHAWN MERRITT Charged with 2013 death of Christopher McConnell Lake City Police Department investigator David Greear uses a lase r pointer while testifying on Tuesday. MERRITT continued on 6A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterRetired Lake City Police Department reserve officer Steve Bethea accepts a framed badge on Tuesday. Bethea worked for LCPD for 23 years. See the full story, Page 3A.LCPD swears in six officers, assistant chief 23-year LCPD reservist recognized on retirement Session over, but battle over map continues Voting rights groups still unhappy with final congressional districts. MAPS continued on 6A DUAL ENROLLMENT Will make it easier to get associate’sdegree by high school graduation. ENROLLMENT continued on 6A

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2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Official: Williams hanged himselfSAN RAFAEL, Calif. Authorities detailed Robin Williams final moments Tuesday, saying the actor and comedian hanged himself with a belt in his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriffs Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams was last seen alive by his wife Sunday night when she went to bed. She woke up the next morning and left, thinking he was still asleep. Shortly after that, Williams personal assistant came to the Tiburon home and became concerned when Williams failed to respond to knocks at a door. The assistant found the 63-year-old actor dead in a bedroom and called police. Boyd said all evidence indicates Williams, star of Good Will Hunting, Good Morning, Vietnam and dozens of other films, took his own life. But he said a final ruling will be made once toxicology reports and interviews with witnesses are complete. He would not say whether the actor left a suicide note. 7a 1p 7p 1a 6 a LAKE CITY ALMANA C SUN MOON UV INDEX EXTREME: 10 minutes to burn T odays ultra-violet radiation risk for the a r ea on a scale f r om 0 to 10+. FYI An exclusive service brought to our readers by The W eather Channel. SPONSORED B Y City THE WEA THER WEA THER HIST O R Y Pensacola T allahassee Panama City V aldosta Daytona Beach Cape Canaveral Gainesville Lake City Ocala Orlando Jacksonville T ampa W est Palm Beach Ft. Myers Ft. Lauderdale Naples Miami Key W est TEMPERA TURESNor mal high Nor mal low PRECIPIT A TIONMonth total Y ear total HI LO LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI 13 14 15 16 17Thursday Friday Cape Canaveral 92/76/ts 91/77/ts Daytona Beach 92/76/ts 92/75/ts Fort Myers 93/76/ts 89/76/ts Ft. Lauderdale 94/79/ts 92/79/ts Gainesville 90/73/ts 91/72/ts Jacksonville 90/75/ts 90/75/ts Key West 91/83/pc 90/83/pc Lake City 90/73/ts 91/72/ts Miami 94/79/ts 92/79/ts Naples 90/79/ts 91/78/ts Ocala 91/73/ts 91/73/ts Orlando 94/78/ts 93/78/ts Panama City 90/77/ts 86/77/ts Pensacola 89/75/pc 89/77/pc Tallahassee 95/73/ts 92/72/ts Tampa 91/76/ts 89/75/ts Valdosta 95/72/ts 92/71/ts W. Palm Beach 94/79/ts 91/78/ts95/70 92/76 92/72 94/74 94/70 90/77 90/72 94/76 92/74 94/77 90/76 92/76 92/76 92/79 92/77 90/79 90/77 90/81 For as long as records had been kept, Stockton, Calif. had never recorded a drop of rain on this date. In 1991, however, the city recorded 0.05 inches of rain for the first rain since weather records started to be recorded in 1906. High Tuesday Low Tuesday 91 98 in 1951 65 in 1989 81 72 75 Tuesday 0.16" 1.35" Test 31.60" 2.42" 6:56 a.m. 8:13 p.m. 6:57 a.m. 8:12 p.m. 10:18 p.m. 10:05 a.m.Aug 17 Aug 25 Sept 2 Sept 8 Last New First Full Quarter Quarter Sunrise today Sunset today Sunrise tom. Sunset tom. Moonrise today Moonset today Moonrise tom. Moonset tom. Record high Record low Normal month-to-date Normal year-to-date WED92 72 THU88 70 FRI90 70 SAT90 70 SUN90 70WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 60 70 80 90 100 110 Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue 94 95 91 90 91 81 81 72 72 72 71 72 75 75Actual high Actual low Average high Average low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Wednesday, Aug. 13 Wednesday's highs/Wednesday night's low 7 High mins to burn 20Chance of storms Chance of storms Chance of storms Slight chance of storms Slight chance of storms 11:09 a.m.HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO35.25" 11:00 p.m.Forecasts, data and graphics WSI Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89NEW YORKLauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep and off-screen magic in one of Hollywoods most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89. Bacall, whose long career brought two Tonys and a special Oscar, died in New York. The managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, Robbert J.F. de Klerk, said that Bacall died at home, but declined to give further details. Bacalls son Stephen Bogart confirmed his mothers death to de Klerk. She was among the last of the old-fashioned Hollywood stars and her legend, and the legend of Bogie and Bacall the hard-boiled couple who could fight and make up with the best of them started almost from the moment she appeared on screen. A fashion model and bit-part New York actress before moving to Hollywood at 19, Bacall achieved immediate fame in 1944 with one scene in her first film, To Have and Have Not. Leaving Bogarts hotel room, she murmured: You dont have to say anything, and you dont have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, dont you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow. She was less than half Bogarts age, yet as wise and as jaded as him. Her sly glance, with chin down and eyes raised, added to her fame; she was nicknamed The Look. Bogart and Bacall married amid headlines in 1945, and they co-starred in three more films, The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948). Their marriage lasted until his death from cancer in 1957. She appeared in movies for more than a half-century, but not until 1996 did she receive an Academy Award nomination as supporting actress for her role as Barbra Streisands mother in The Mirror Has Two Faces. Although a sentimental favorite, she lost to Juliette Binoche for her performance in The English Patient. She finally got a statuette in November 2009 when she was presented with a special Oscar at the movie academys new Governors Awards gala. The thought when I get home that Im going to have a two-legged man in my room is so exciting, she quipped. Bacall was always a star. With her lanky figure and flowing blonde hair, she was seemingly born for checked suits and silk dresses. On television talk shows, she exhibited a persona that paralleled her screen appearances: She was frank, even blunt, with an undertone of sardonic humor. When the American Film Institute compiled its list of screen legends in 1999, Bacall ranked No. 20 on the roster of 25 actresses. Bogart topped the list of actors. Scripture of the Day The brightest light has gone out. We will forever celebrate [his] loving spirit. Robin Williams, actor and comedian (1951-2014) Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Correction Thought for Today If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Emily Lawson at elawson@lakecityreporter.com. Submissions Adult tickets for individual concerts for the Community Concert series cost $20. An article in Tuesdays Reporter stated otherwise. The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question, or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarifications will run in this space. Thanks for reading. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterHappy Feet event a hitBlaine Wheeler, Christian Service Center interim director of operations, hands a box of sneakers to Charlie Suydam, CSC acting director, during the annual Happy Feet event. A number of churches and businesses donated sneakers and shoes ranging from toddler to size 15. CSC had a goal of distributing 200 pair of footwear. They had 305 children register to receive shoes in July and received 319 pairs of donated shoes. The organizations that made donations were First United Methodist, Wesley Memorial Methodist, White Springs Methodist, Providence Village Baptist, Bethel Methodist, Old Providence Baptist, Pine Grove Baptist, Christ Community, Church of God, New Bethlehem AME Church, Macedonia Seventh Day Adventist, Ramona Park Church, The Orchard, Pleasant Grove Methodist and Parkview Baptist churches and Publix and First Federal. Winning Lottery Numbers Cash 3: (Tuesday) 9-4-3 Play 4: (Tuesday) 4-1-3-6 Fantasy 5: (Monday) 17-18-19-31-34 Associated Press HOW TO REACH 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 published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, Fla. 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, Fla. Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permission of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, Fla. 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson ..... 754-0418 (twilson@lakecityreporter.com)NEWSEditor Robert Bridges ..... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityre porter.com)A DVERTI S ING ......... 752-1293 (ads@lakecityre porter.com)C L ASSIFIE DTo place a classified ad, call 755-5440B USINESSController Sue Brannon .... 754-0419 (sbrannon@lakecityreporter.com)C I RCUL AT I O NHome delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a service error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. Circulation ............... 755-5445 (circulation@lakecityreporter.com)Home delivery rates(Tuesday -Friday and Sunday) 12 Weeks .................. $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks .................. $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter Associated Press QUICK HITS JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterBack-to-school around the cornerCody Fritz (left) and Chris Morton on Monday discuss adventures they had during summer break. Morton said that he is not totally ready for summer to end. Im ready to get school over with, but I am stressed, he said. It was an average summer, but I got to go to the beach once or twice.

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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014 3A By SARAH LOFTUSsloftus@lakecityreporter.com A man traveling east in the westbound lane of Interstate 10 hit an oncoming semi-trailer, Florida High Patrol said in a press release. Jarrod Eugene Long, of Georgia, was driving a Dodge Ram near the 307 mile marker around 8 p.m. Monday, reports said. According to the report, FHP received multiple phone calls saying a vehicle was swerving in the eastbound lanes of I-10 and was not letting any traffic pass. After the initial phone calls, FHP reportedly received more phone calls saying the Dodge Ram had crossed the median and was now traveling east in westbound lanes. At the 307 mile marker on westbound I-10 a semi-trailer, driven by Edwin Ivan Esquilin, swerved to avoid hitting Long in the Dodge Ram. But Long struck the semi-trailer, then spun and went off the north shoulder of the road. The semi-trailer came to rest, blocking the inside lane of the interstate. Esquilin and the passenger in Long’s truck, Austin Long, 2, were not injured from the accident. Jarrod Eugene Long was taken to Lake City Medical Center for his minor injuries.Report: Ga. man driving wrong way on I-10 hits semi By SARAH LOFTUSsloftus@lakecityreporter.com Two Lake City men were arrest ed Monday afternoon for send ing a man into Publix to buy the ingredients for methamphetamine, Columbia County Sheriff Office reports. Robert Eugene Long, 35, of 183 SE Patio Glenn, and Arthur Daniel Harris, 28, of 468 NW Ridgewood Ave., were arrested Monday in con nection with the case. At the time the two men were arrested, CCSO was conducting sur veillances of local pharmacies in hopes of finding people purchasing ingredients for making metham phetamine, the report said. A source inside of the Publix on Southwest Pinemount Road called CCSO with information that a white, slender man in a white T-shirt walked up to the pharmacy counter to look at boxes of pseudoephedrine, the report said. Once out in the parking lot, the man reportedly got into the passenger seat of a blue van parked in the lot. According to the report, a second man, not identified in the report, then entered the store and purchased the pseudoephed rine. That man then got in the back seat of the blue van. CCSO followed the van to Walmart on U.S. Highway 90 and then fol lowed it to Pinemount Road, the report said. CCSO pulled the van over on Pinemount Road, noting it had expired tags and a cracked wind shield. The driver was identified as Long and had a suspended driver’s license. The passenger was identi fied as Harris. The man in the back seat was not arrested. Long and Harris were arrested and were booked into the Columbia County jail at 2:19 p.m. Long is charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver it and for manufacturing a controlled sub stance. He is being held on $60,000 bond. Harris is charged with manufac turing a controlled substance and is being held on $30,000 bond. 2 locals sent man to store to buy ingredients for meth, CCSO says Long HarrisBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.com Six Lake City Police Department officers stood at attention, black shoes shining, uniforms freshly pressed, but no badges on their shirts. The six officers, along with assistant police chief Gerald “Jerry” Butler, were surrounded by fellow officers, administrators, friends and family at council cham bers in City Hall Tuesday to watch the seven get their badges and be sworn in as Lake City Police Department officers. More than 100 people filled the room for the ceremony, which last about an hour, and listened as the officers took their oath and later watched as family members pinned their badges to their uni forms. Butler and officers Jason Herrera, Jason O’Neal, Jon R. Jenkins, Arielle Peterson, Tony McCloud Jr. and Matthew Waddington were sworn in during the ceremony. In addition to the swearing in of the new officers, Steve Bethea, who served as a police department reservist for 23 years, was also recognized during the ceremony on his retirement. Lake City Police Department Chief, Argatha Gilmore, welcome the new officers to the department and shook their hands and gave them their badges before the badg es were pinned to the uniforms. “It’s exciting to be the first Lake City Police Department assistant chief,” Butler said, moments fol lowing the ceremony. “I have to set the bar now for whoever comes after me and part of my job is to get members of the agency ready, so eventually when I retire or move on — which I expect to be far in the future — there will be somebody there to take my place and move the position to the next level.” Butler said law enforcement in general is in a state of flux right now, but Gilmore is dedicated to community policing, a concept that his former department embraced and one that he continues to embrace. Having 29 years experience with the Milford Police Department in Connecticut, Butler retired from there as a deputy chief. He said he gained lots of experience in the operations and administrative side of law enforcement and that’s the skill set he believes he can help Gilmore with in running LCPD. Butler also commented on the six officers beginning their careers with LCPD. “I feel old because I was a cop before a lot of them were born,” he joked. “I envy them. They are at the beginning of their careers and I think they are going to have long and outstanding careers in law enforcement. I look forward to helping mold them into the kinds of officers I know they can be.” Gilmore said she was pleased with the event’s turnout. “This is an exciting time for us,” she said, following the ceremony. “They (officers) have been here and have gone through the train ing. Now their families can come and be a part of what they’re going through and going to, so they can feel they are a part of who’ve they’ve become as a police officer.” Gilmore also said she was excit ed about having the department’s first assistant police chief. “It’s exciting to have someone who can help me lead the depart ment and help me accomplish the things we want to do and that’s to become a premier agency,” she said. “It’s an exciting time to have great officers and great assistant to help us get to where we want to go.” Deputies were conducting surveillance of local pharmacies at the time of arrest.LCPD swears in six new officers Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterLake City Police Department’s newest officers are sworn in by Lake City Mayor Stephen Witt on Tuesday. Pictured are officers Jason Herrera (from right), Jon Jenkins, Tony McClo ud Jr., Jason O’Neal, Arielle Peterson, Matthew Waddington, Mayor Steven Witt and Officer Ivan Useche. LCPD officer Jason Herrera watches as his daughter, Amayah, 10, pins his badge to him during the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday. Herrera was on of six Lake City Police officers sworn in at the ceremony. Assistant Chief of Police Gerald ‘Jerry’ Butler jokes with his wife, Barbara, not to stick him as she pins his badge on during the official swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday at Lake City City Hall. Lake City Police Chief Argatha Gilmore gives her new officers the ir badges. Lord I ask for courage: Courage to face and conquer my own fears, courage to take me where others will not go. I ask for strength: Strength of body to protect others, and strength of spirit to lead others. I ask for dedication: Dedication to my job, to do it well, dedication to my community, to keep it safe. Give me, Lord, concern for others who trust me; and compassion for those who need me. And please, Lord, through it all, be at my side.Officer’s Prayer Jason Herrerra Jon Jenkins Tony McCloud Jr. Jason O’Neal Arielle Peterson Matthew Waddington ‘I feel old because I was a cop before a lot of them were born ... I envy them. They are at the beginning of their careers and I think they are going to have long and outstanding careers in law enforcement. I look forward to help ing mold them into the kinds of ocers I know they can be.’ — Assistant Chief of Police Gerald ‘Jerry’ Butler

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To the Editor:There was an article in your August 8-9, 2014 newspaper concerning redistricting in the electoral process in Florida. Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis has directed the state legislature reconvene and by August 15 of this year give him a new plan as it pertains to Districts 5 and 10. An attorney for the House blasted the decision saying “it would decrease the chance for African-American voters to elect a candidate of their choice.” What he forgot to mention is that District 5, in particu-lar, represented by Corrine Brown, is presently configured to ensure that black Americans far outnumber the voters of other races in her dis-trict to ensure her re-election. Black Americans in many walks of life in this country are always demanding equal representation and they have this right; however, when it would mean someone from another race having this same right they see that as racist. It is sad when the members of the House and Senate of this state have to be ordered to reconvene to straighten out a mess that should have been resolved years ago. This being an election year in this state, it appears that some serving the voters in these two branches of our state government are taking exception to the fact they are having to reconvene rather than stump for re-election at this time of year. The two houses worked fast to come up with a new congressional map to show the judge. Whether the judge will accept it remains to be seen. In any case, their quick work allowed them to leave Tallahassee as soon as possible, as they have done in the past during a regular session. Sort of gives you a warm feeling way down deep, at times, when you consider their priorities. Charles Andrew MorganLake City OPINION Wednesday, August 13, 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 Emily Lawson, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: news@lakecityreporter.com T he Wounded Warrior Project is one of the most respected groups in the land focused on giving aid to fallen service members upon their return home. We support this group’s mission implicitly. So it concerned us deeply to learn a man dressed as a soldier but with no provable ties to the military was caught collecting money fraudulently on WWP’s behalf in front of Walmart recently, according to an arrest report. If these charges are true, it is an affront to all we as Americans — and as human beings — hold dear. The lesson to carry forward from this incident is this. If someone seeking money says it’s for a good cause, that’s great. But, unless you know them personally, check them out first. Ask to see any paperwork or credentials they may have. Check to see if they are who they say are, and represent who they claim to. The responsiblility doesn’t end there.When folks are asking for money in front of a private business, the proprietor also has a duty to make sure these indi-viduals are on the up and up. According to a police report, Walmart itself donated $50 to the man’s allegedly fraudulent scheme. Let’s all do better next time.It’s the least we can do for those who have given so much to every one of us. Check out charities before giving Q Associated Press LETTERS TO THE EDITORTop 10 things about me just for kidsTODAY IN HISTORY On this date:In 1521, Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured Tenochtitlan, present-day Mexico City, from the Aztecs. In 1910, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, died in London at age 90. In 1934, the satirical comic strip “Li’l Abner,” created by Al Capp, made its debut. I get a lot of odd requests. This was the first of its kind. In September, I’m to speak in several places in Indiana, including an elementary school in a small town called Hope. Usually, I speak to grownups, not children. Grownups are less demanding. If you bore them, they may heckle you or start to snore. But they’re not likely to start pinch-ing each other. Still, I’ve had vast experience with children. Mostly good. On the whole, while my own three often tried to convince me otherwise, I like children a lot. Imagine my surprise to get a request for “10 fun/interesting facts” (about me) to be shared with the children of Hope Elementary prior to my visit. Ten? Really? OK, I’ll try:1. I grew up running barefoot in the mountains of North Carolina, squishing snails with my toes, catch-ing lightning bugs in jars and jump-ing over snakes. My teachers said I was a writer. They also said I was chatty and lazy. I liked writer best. 2. I raised my children on the coast of Northern California, wading in tide pools, turning blue from the cold and watching whales spout offshore. 3. I now live in the desert outside Las Vegas, floating in the pool late at night, listening to coyotes howl at the moon. 4. I am married to a man who is an editor by profession and a bass player/rock star by heart. I have a brother who was born totally blind and insufferably stubborn, and a sis-ter who once tried to shoot me with a real gun just because I poured a Pepsi down her pants. 5. I have three children: two teachers and an actor. My daugh-ter teaches reading. My youngest teaches third grade at the school where he went to third grade. And my oldest is not a real doctor, but he played one on TV. He’s also not a policeman or a vampire or a bad guy of any kind, but he has played all those things, too. 6. I have four grandchildren. Randy is 4. Henry and Charlotte are nearly 3. Wiley is going on 2. They call me Nana. I wish you could see them. When they visit, I let them do as they please. We have another grandbaby on the way. She’ll have curls like her brothers and her cous-ins, but she will look just like me. 7. I rode a camel once in Africa; had my picture made in Mexico with a live chimpanzee; and once, in Yosemite, I nearly got run over by a big black bear. 8. When my kids were growing up, their favorite meal was Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. My favorite meal is at my favorite restaurant (Gaetano’s in Henderson, Nev.) 9. I like to watch sunsets, birds, baseball, basketball and people doing what they do best. I like sing-ing hymns in church, duets with my husband and Motown when I’m cleaning house. I like the sounds of rain and wind and waves, foghorns, sea lions and rolling thunder, and the laughter of my loved ones when they’re laughing at me. 10. I’m not good at much, but I am a decent free throw shooter, and given a chance, I would try my best to beat you in a game of one on one. Sometimes, when I stand before a crowd to speak, I feel like a little girl playing “dress up” and any minute, someone is going to figure out that I really don’t belong there. That feeling always passes (at least, I forget about it) as soon as I see someone smiling up at me. Most of all, I love stories — and getting people to open up and tell me their stories, too. Wait. Is that 10? Did I mention I’m not great at math? OK, here is one final fun/interesting thing about me: Soon, Lord willing, I will get to meet the children of Hope. If I’m lucky, they might like me. I know I’ll like them. Maybe they will even think I belong there. And honestly? What could be more fun/interesting than that? Let’s hope lawmakers got it right Sharon Randall www.sharonrandall.com Q Sharon Randall can be contacted at P.O. Box 777394, Henderson, NV 89077. To the Editor:A mule has the ability to pull a plow in the fields, a roof has the abili-ty to keep a person dry, a semi truck has the ability to haul a heavy load. There is a serious problem with just having abilities, there has got to be a motivated person that knows how to utilize all these abilities. We no longer have a county government “for the people.” They are not even interested in public safety. They demonstrate this by the never-end-ing excuses. Where are the accident preventers? Is experience working? Is knowledge working? Just think about the monstrous bypass road. What we the people need is commissioners that are motivated to help the people instead of themselves. Our county manager did not even know that we had a high turnover rate of deputies. Frank O’SteenFort White County government comes up short4AOPINION

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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014 5A Billy Edward Haynes Mr. Billy Edward Haynes, 86, of Lake City, Florida passed away on February 18, 2014 at the VA Hospital of Lake City after an extended illness. Born on March 19, 1928 in Bowman, Ga., to the late Herbert and Ruth Haynes. Billy graduat ed from Tech High School in Atlanta, Ga., he also served his country in the Korean War. Upon returning home he continued his education going to Georgia Tech College at night he also work for N.C.R. for 45 years. He also was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Billy is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy Haynes, son; Douglas Haynes (Gwen), grandson; Zachary Haynes, sister; Beverly Windom, and brother Bob Haynes.Robin Phyllis Britt Simmons Mrs. Robin Phyllis Britt Simmons, 75, of Lake City, passed away unexpected ly on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Shands in Gainesville. Born November 10, 1938, in Parrish, Florida, to the late Charles Mead Britt and Marjorie Gillett. She was a L.P.N and moved to Lake City in 2008, she loved genealogy, crocheting, reading, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter Phyllis Chitty. Survivors include her loving husband of 55 years, John Simmons, of Lake City, one daughter; Melody Downey (Daniel) of Lake City, one brother, Charles Mead Britt Jr. (Rose) of Palmet to, Fl., six grandchildren, Jacob Simmons (Brittany) of Palmetto, FL., Daniel Downey Jr. (Ginny) of Fredericksburg, Va., Daniela Moreland, of Lake City., Timothy Downey (Felisha), of Ft. White, Fl., John Paul Chitty ( Jodie) of Parrish, Fl., and Melissa Green, of Parrish, Fl. and eight great grandchildren also survive. Graveside services for Mrs. Simmons will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Parrish Cemetery in Parrish, Florida with PasVisitation with the family and friends will be held one hour (10:00-11:00 am) prior to the service at the cemetery. Ar rangements are under the direc tion of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S Us Hwy 441, Lake City, Fl., 32025 (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com. Call toll-free: 1-800-756-3857Are You Still Paying Too Much For Your Medications?You can save up to 93% when you fill your prescriptions at our Canadian and International prescription service.Celecoxib$64.00 CelebrexTM$679.41 compared to Our PriceCall Toll-free: 1-800-756-3857 Please note that we do not carry controlled substances and a valid prescription is required for all prescription medication orders.Use of these services is subject to the Terms of Use and accompanying policies at www.canadadrugcenter.com. 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OBITUARIES To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by email at elawson@lakecityreporter.com.COMMUNITY CALENDAR American HeritageThe American Heritage Girls, Troop FL8811, is having a parents meeting on Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Hopeful Baptist Church. If you would like your daughter (age 5-18) to experience new challenges, serve others and make new friends, come see what American Heritage is all about. Trail Life (for boys) will have a parents meeting at the same time and place to make it easy on families with children in both. Find more information on the American Heritage Facebook page: www.facebook. com/AHGTroopFL8811. The first kids meeting of the year is Sept. 8.Soil testingColumbia County Master Gardeners will do free soil pH testing each Wednesday at the Columbia County Extension Offices new location, 971 W. Duval St. (U.S. 90), Suite 170. Drop off soil samples at the office any week day during business hours. Also, please gather any pots you are not using and bring them in on Sept. 3 or 4 for the Pot Recycle. For more information, call 752-5384. CPAAA FundraiserThe Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is hosting a garage sale fundraiser Sept. 5-6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Flea Market, 438 Florida 247. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help purchase safety equipment for Lake City Police Departments K-9 unit and officers. Please drop off items for donation (excluding clothing) at the vacant parking lot across from LCPD, 225 NW Main Blvd, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Folk in the SpringsOn Sunday, Sept. 21 Folk music will take over High Springs as A different Folk artist will be performing at a different location throughout downtown High Springs. This is to highlight the artists and specific locations within walking distance of Main Street. There will be seven artists in six locations. Kicking off the show is Elaine Mahon, a Folk artist from Gainesville, with her award-winning CD Rise. Other artists are: Alan Height, Dayrl Brewer, Don Austin, Sno Rogers, H.R. Gertner and Brian Smalley. The headliner is Brian Smalley, winner of the 2013 Florida Folk Album of the Year. A grand finale will be at the Great Outdoors starting at 6 p.m.EVENTS COMING UP Going away to college?Take the Lake City Reporter with you by subscribing to our E-edition.Call us: 386755-5445 TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterPreparing the Cafe on the SquareKyle Green, of Third Dimension Dezigns, paints the Cafe on the Square marquee Tuesday afternoon. Aug. 13Lake City Newcomers Lake City Newcomers will have their regular luncheon meeting Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. at Eastside Village, 164 SE Pearl Terrace. The program will be the annual bingo game. For additional info please call Joan Wilson 755-9897. Aug. 14Retirement SeminarThe LifeStyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Ct., will host a Retirement Seminar reviewing when to retire, social security, pension/IRA income, Medicare, and other insurance needs. Moderators will be Sidney Thompson and Irv Crowetz. The seminar will be held Aug. 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Seating is limited to RSVP to 755-3476.Meet the CandidatesThe North Central Florida Tea Party will host a Meet the Candidates session Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. This is the last meeting before the Aug. 26 primary. U.S. Representative Ted Yoho will speak at the meeting along with challenger Jake Rush. The meeting will be held at the Jackie Taylor Building, 128 SW Birley Ave. Call 386935-0821 for more.CHS OrientationColumbia High School will have orientation for ninth graders on Thursday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in CHS Auditorium. No schedules will be given. Orientation for tenth through twelfth grade will be Thursday, August 14 at 6 p.m. in CHS Auditorium. No schedules will be given.LCMS OrientationLake City Middle School will have student orientation on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the LCMS Gym, 843 SW Arlington Blvd. Both programs are the same and you may attend the one more convenient for you. Call 386-758-4800 for more.Early LearningThe Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway Inc. will have an executive/finance committee meeting Thursday, Aug. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at 1104 SW Main Blvd. Call Stacey DePratter at 386-752-9770 for more.Aug. 15Hawaiian DinnerThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd., will host its Annual Hawaiian Dinner for members and guests on August 15 from 5:30-7 p.m. A pulled-pork dinner will be served for a $10 donation. For more information about this event please call 1-386-755-3814 or 1-386397-6966.Aug. 16Fishing ReefsHorseshoe Beach artificial reef developer Charlie Fornaciara, project manager for Dixie County, is hosting a workshop on the new fishing reefs on Horseshoe Beach. The workshop will consist of a short film, location of the new reefs, and projected reefs. He will answer questions after the presentation, give handouts and provide GPS coordinates. The workshop is on Aug. 16 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Marina in Horseshoe Beach, 262 Third Street [Route 351]. For more information or more details, call 352-4985405. ConcertMountaintop Ministries is excited to announce an upcoming concert, ARISE 2014, to be held Saturday August 16 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). This event is free of charge and everyone is invited. Mountaintop Ministries is located at 5037 SW County Road 240.Aug. 18Art League MeetingThe monthly meeting of the Art League of North Florida will held on August 18 at 6:30 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall, 697 SW Baya Dr. The community is invited to attend. The meeting will consist of fellowship, dinner, program, and business meeting. The program speaker will discuss his experiences with nature photography.SCORE WorkshopA SCORE Entrepreneur's Workshop will be held Aug. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. It is free to attend the workshop but an RSVP is required. Call 386-752-2000 to do so.Aug. 19Fall GardeningUF/IFAS Extension, 971 Duval St., will have a Fall Vegetable Gardening class on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. The class will discuss soil prep, water and fertilizer needs. Learn what to plant now, next month, and through the fall/winter. The class is free and no registration is needed.Aug. 20Early LearningThe Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Gateway Inc. will have a board meeting Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. at 1104 SW Main Blvd. Call Stacey DePratter at 386-752-9770 for more.Sea CadetsThe U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is an exciting after school leadership program for boys and girls from fifth to twelfth grade. Students may explore future career fields while developing confidence, teamwork, fitness, and self-discipline. An informational meeting to learn more or sign up will be held Saturday, August 23, at 10 a.m. at the Richardson Middle School cafeteria, 646 SE Pennsylvania St. See www. LibertySeaCadets.org for details.Aug. 21Flowers and FinanceLake City Florist, 796 W Duval Street, will host two presentations on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. Cathy smith, a designer with Lake City Florist, will present Flowerlore Fact, Fiction, or Somewhere in Between? Steve Smith, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, will present Women and Investing. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. To reserve a space for yourself and a guest, call Traci Norris at 386-7586888 no later than Aug. 18.Fall GardeningUF/IFAS Extension will have a Fall Vegetable Gardening class on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:45 p.m. at the Fort White Public Library on Route 47. The class will discuss soil prep, water and fertilizer needs. Learn what to plant now, next month, and through the fall/winter. The class is free and no registration is needed.

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6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 that Lewis tossed in July. Lewis ruled two congres sional districts approved by lawmakers in 2012 violated anti-gerryman dering standards that vot ers added to the Florida Constitution in 2010. “We don’t believe the (new) maps comply with the criteria the judge laid out,” Macnab said. She wouldn’t comment specifically on whether Lewis should redraw the districts, as some critics of the map have suggest ed. But she also made it clear that the league believes lawmakers have had several chances to draw a map correctly. “The Legislature’s already had one oppor tunity to comply with the amendments,” Macnab said. “This was their sec ond chance.” During the debate over the map Monday, Democrats were less restrained. Rep. Jim Waldman, D-Coconut Creek, said he hoped that Lewis wouldn’t give the Republican-controlled Legislature a third chance to craft districts if he strikes down the new map. “I hope he decides to do it, or at least have an impartial panel do it,” Waldman said. “Because the fact is that this map has been tainted from the beginning.” Lewis is supposed to hold another hearing Aug. 20 on the map and a proposed schedule for a possible special elec tion. Even if he decides to uphold the new plan, Lewis could delay voting in the seven congres sional districts affected by the changes to the map. Republicans have opposed any plan to change the election dates, saying tens of thousands of Floridians have already cast absentee ballots in the Aug. 26 primaries. Also, early voting has started in some counties. And if Lewis rules in favor of the Legislature on all counts, the plaintiffs in the redistricting lawsuit could appeal. In his initial ruling last month, Lewis said lawmakers put too many African-American vot ers in Congressional District 5, currently rep resented by Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown, in an apparent effort to channel those Democratic-leaning vot ers away from surround ing districts. The judge also found fault with an appendage of white voters added onto Congressional District 10, now represented by Republican Congressman Dan Webster. Lewis said the voters were placed in Webster’s district to try to help the incumbent hold onto his seat. Because all congres sional districts must have roughly equal popula tions, lawmakers Monday evened out the numbers by shifting the boundar ies of five other seats. For now, GOP lawmak ers say they’re waiting for Lewis’ final ruling. Speaking to reporters after the session ended Monday night, Senate President Don Gaetz didn’t rule out appealing if Lewis rules against the Legislature, but said he didn’t think it would be necessary. “We place our trust and confidence in his judgment,” said Gaetz, R-Niceville. “I don’t believe that there’s going to be any need or reason to appeal. It is (neither) Speaker Weatherford’s nor my desire to spend more time, more money and more energy on liti gation. “ were facing charges in the armed robbery and shooting of Elijah D. Dunning and McConell. McConell, 30, died June 27, 2013, at Shands Regional Medical Center after being shot in the chest and head while sitting in a parked car at 742 NW Alma Ave. Dunning was with McConell and in the driver’s seat of the vehi cle when the shooting occurred. He was also hit at least twice, police said. Though wounded, Dunning was able to drive himself to Shands Lake Shore Hospital. He was later flown to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville where he received addi tional medical treat ment. Deion-Tay Jones, Merritt’s former co-de fendant, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and attempted murder on Nov. 18, 2013, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison to be followed by 15 years’ probation. He agreed to testify against Merritt. MERRITTContinued From 1A SARAH LOFTUS/ Lake City ReporterCHS Robotics team receives $10,000PotashCorp-White Springs donated $10,000 to the Columbia High Sch ool Robotics team at the School Board meeting Tuesday night. School Board Chairman Keith Hudson (front row, from right) is seen with Operations Superin tendent of Potash Corp Juan Diaz, Robotics coach Celena Crews and Ge t Smart students and family members. MAPSContinued From 1A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterImplementing retention with the Three Little PigsTawan Perry (from left), creator of the Connect-5 College Completion P rogram, enacts the story of the three little pigs with Florida Gateway College faculty Courtney Chambers, Keith Rupert, Bec ky van Hoek and Chris Elder during a student reten tion activity on Tuesday. The program was to give faculty strategies on how to better increase student retention through stu dent leadership, college completion and diversity. It’s that time of year again ... Keep up to date with events on the Lake City Reporter school page each Tuesday through the academic year decided that the previous ly proposed policy was too strict. It said that students had to have 10 high school credits before they could take dual enrollment courses. That policy also set a three-course maximum per semester. All the board members said that students shouldn’t be kept from taking dual enrollment college courses at the beginning of their sopho more year. They shared the sentiment that many students are ready for college courses at that age and should be given the opportunity to take them. Board member Steve Nelson proposed the four-course maximum per semes ter. Four college courses equates to a full course load, he said. As per previous school years’ dual enrollment pol icies, students still have to take the PERT exam before entering the dual enrollment program. Students who receive a D or F in one of their college courses will not be able to take courses at the college the next semester. Supt. Terry Huddleston said any exceptions to this pol icy will be made by the princi pals of the high schools. He said the prinicipals of the high schools have always been the ones to grant exemptions. Four members of the pub lic spoke at the meeting, including one Columbia High School upcoming senior and the mother of a girl starting her sophomore year of high school. All those who spoke were unhappy with the pro posed policy, which they said they feared could made it more difficult for students to earn their associate’s degrees in high school. ENROLLMENTContinued From 1A From staff reports Christ Community Church, 159 SW Spencer Court, is offering School of the Supernatural, a 36-month school which will teach, equip, and activate the believer in their calling and destiny. The school operates on a yearly schedule of two semesters (winter/spring); each semester is between 13 and 16 weeks. A class preview will be Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. Classes will begin Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. The school uses live teachers as well as DVDs and uses curriculum from Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. Each semester the student will have opportuni ties to minister in other churches/para-church ministries. There are, also, summer mission trips available in various countries (cost for these trips various base upon location). Dr. Terry Shiver, a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and who has over 20 years of ministry experience, will be the head master for the school. The cost per semester is $175 per student which includes books/teaching material. For more information, call 386-755-0055 or visit Christ Community Church on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. School of Supernatural classes are offered soon

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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014 7A Haven Hospice seeking artistsFrom staff reports Haven Hospice invites local artists to get con nected with the ArtsCare Program by displaying work on their walls. The program will bring patients, families and artists together through the medium of art while supporting Haven Hospice services. To be considered, an artist must complete an exhibiting application and return it with a mini mum of 10 photos representative of their work. The application can be found at www.havenhos pice.org/ArtsCare. Artists who choose to display at Haven Hospice are not required to rent the wall space or submit to volunteer hours. The art will be scheduled to hang in the care center for eight weeks before it is changed out for new artwork. A portion of all proceeds benefit the unreimbursed programs and services provided by Haven Hospice to the patients and families it serves. For more information about becoming a Haven Hospice artist, please contact Stephanie Brod at 352-271-4665. Return completed Exhibiting Artist Applications by mail to Haven Hospice: Volunteer Services 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. You may also submit the application by email to: HavenEvents@HavenHospice.org. First Dowling Park concert ThursdayFrom staff Reports Members and season tick et holders of Community Concerts of Lake City, Inc. are invited to attend all of the concerts held at Dowling Park in Live Oak, free of charge. A pass to the Dowling Park series will be mailed to you with your season tickets. However, tickets won’t be mailed until after the first two concerts have been presented. If you are a season tick et holder and would like to attend the August 14 and/or September 5 concerts at Advent Christian Village in Live Oak, please be aware that your name has been submitted to the Dowling Park staff and you are wel come to attend those con certs without having your pass. The Thursday, August 14 concert is: Young Musicians. This will be a presentation of the 2013-14 Suwannee Elementary auditioned third-grade choir; Jeremiah Ross, Live Oak singer/song writer; and Boys’ Choir of Tallahassee. The Friday, Sept. 5 con cert is: Piano Quartet. “Con Brio.” This will entail an internationally acclaimed violin, viola, cello and piano quartet. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. at Advent Christian Village, 10680 Dowling Park Dr., Live Oak. The first concert of the 2014-15 Community Concert Series will be on Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be Two on Tap: gorgeous vocals, exciting tap choreography, and unique musical arrange ments and will be held at Florida Gateway College Levy Performing Arts Center, 148 SE College Place. Season tickets and Dowling Park passes will be mailed prior to this date. Adult tickets for a single concert with Community Concerts will be sold at the door for $20. For more information about tickets or concerts, call (386) 466-2013. Community Concert season ticket holders get in free. From staff reports LIVE OAK — The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park will host a new show this Friday night. Showcase of Talent, put on by Steve Briscoe of 1st Street Music & Sound, will begin Friday at 7 p.m. Showcase of Talent is designed to give aspiring artists an opportunity to perform and showcase their talent. On the line-up so far are: Alyssa Billings, Alexus Branscome, Meghan Walker, Cassidy Kinsman, Kelby Corman, Brittney Hall, James Carter, Willow Veda and Joshua Edwards. Come out and hear these talented singers, some whom you have cheered on in recent competitions, others who will be new to the SOSMP. Any artist interesting in participating can contact Steve Briscoe at www.first streetmusic.com for future showcase opportunities. On Saturday, the Battle of the Bands competition returns with a $1,000 cash prize for the winning band. Admission is free for both events. Doors open each night at 6 p.m. Big weekend at SOSMP Showcase of Talent Friday, Battle of the Bands on Saturday. COURTESY PHOTOSAlyssa Billings Alexus Branscome Brittany Hall Willow VedaFacing the GiantsFirst Baptist Church, 182 NE Justice Street, is offering a free tailgate party and movie night on Friday, August 15. The hot dog dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The movie, "Facing the Giants," will be shown at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. The film relates an underdog story about American football from a Christian worldview. Call 386-752-5422 for more.God’s not DeadWellborn Church of God, 3330 US Hwy 90, Wellborn, will show “God’s Not Dead” on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. The film is about a Christian college student who enrolls in a phi losophy class taught by an atheist who demands that his students sign a declaration that “God is dead” to get a passing grade. Call Pastor Cobb at 386-623-1348 for more.Churches to show movies this FridayFrom staff reports Christ Central Community Outreach will host its 16th annual Operation Backpack on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event has outgrown its previous spot at the Columbia County Fairgrounds and will this year be held at Christ Central, 359 SW Dyal Ave. They will again be offering Jansports back packs to the first 300 participants. If you received a backpack in previous years, you will not be able to get one this year as the backpacks come with a lifetime warranty. You are, however, still eligible to receive the school supplies. If your backpack is in disrepair, business cards will be available with information regard ing the number to call to receive a free replace ment backpack. CCSO will be on site for school-related finger printing. The Columbia County School District will also be there to provide school bus stop information for students for the upcoming school year. A pharmacist from North Florida Pharmacy will offer vitamin cards for students to receive free monthly vitamins throughout the school year. Christ Central will also offer free of charge: school haircuts, physicals, vision exams, immu nizations, and more. These are available to an unlimited number of participants. A hot dog meal will be provided after partici pants are done collecting services. Parents must be present with children. Operation Backpack this weekend at Christ Central From staff reports Early Voting for the 2014 Primary Election begins August 16 and ends August 23. Voting hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two Early Voting locations will be available for all registered voters of Columbia County. Vote at Supervisor of Elections Office, 971 W Duval St. Suite 102, or Fort White Community Center, 17579 SW State Road 47. Call the office of Supervisor of Election Liz Horne with questions: 386-758-1026. Vote this Saturday One of the goals of public librarians is that the library’s users will become lifelong learners. We don’t stop learning, or we shouldn’t stop learning, just because we received our high school diploma or college degree. I have heard recent grad uates actually say they are so glad to finally be done with having to learn some thing. Wrong. I think we learn some thing new every day, but probably are not even aware of it unless we take a moment to think it through. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, “Learning is the activity or process of gain ing knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something.” I firmly believe that not all learning has to be formal classes; just experiencing life is full of learning opportunities. Public libraries are won derful places for people to become lifelong learners. Have you ever been inter ested in starting a hobby, but you don’t know how? Or, how about becoming an armchair traveler and checking out books and DVDs about places you would love to experience, but cannot afford to visit. What better place to start your new adventures, i.e. learning, than your public library? We have public comput ers where you can search ideas and subjects to your heart’s content. Our online catalog lets you search by author, title, subject, and series. The library has eBooks that you can check out on your reading devices with no fines. See, you have already learned something because you know how to operate your device and how to download the eBook titles you want. What about your car or truck that needs some minor repairs? Come to the Library and use the online database Auto Repair Reference Center and learn how you can repair your own vehicle and save some money. You can always ask staff for help in locating some thing. Before I became a librarian and was in grad uate school, I remember having to write a term paper and going to my uni versity library. I found the call numbers of the books I needed, but somewhere along the way I started wandering through the stacks and discovering so many interesting subjects. If you have never just come to the library to browse the stacks, I recom mend it. You never know what you might learn about your self or some thing else. We have library users who only check out DVDs or bestsellers. We try to let them know about all the won derful other resources the library has for them by creating dis plays around the buildings. The library has book clubs, a craft group, a Lego club, special programs with authors and musicians, and the list goes on. I bet you can find something that interests you and you can learn something along the way. Expand your horizons and enrich your life! Visit the Columbia County Public Library and become a lifelong learner.Are you a lifelong learner? Debbie Paulson386-758-1018 Q Debbie Paulson is the director of the Columbia County Public Library. I rmly believe that not all learning has to be formal classes; just experiencing life is full of learning opportunities. Don’t stop learning just because you’ve earned your degree. CHS ‘74 ReunionThe CHS Class of 1974 will hold its 40th Class Reunion on August 15 and 16. Friday, August 15 will consist of an informal get-together at Gator Dockside at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 16 will be the reunion at Quail Heights Country Club. Social hour will begin at 7 p.m.; a DJ will perform from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The cash bar will be available all night along with hor d’oeuvres. Cost is $25 per person or $50 per couple. Contact Tonia Edenfield at 386-961-6328 with questions.SHS ‘84 ReunionThe SHS Class of 1984 will hold its 30th Class Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Brown Lantern, 417 E. Howard St., Live Oak. Dress is casual. Cost is $40 per person and includes buffet of fried/boiled shrimp, chicken wings, chicken strips, veggies, salad bar, etc. Tea, Coke products, and keg beer will be served all night. A cash bar will be avail able at a discounted price for wine and bot tled beer. Entertainment is provided by DJ Kickin' Kevin Thomas. RSVP to shs1984reunion@gmail.com by Aug. 15. Reunion for CHS class of ‘74 this weekend

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8A LAKE CITY REPORTER HEALTH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 URGENT CARE School Physicals, Immunizations, Free Childrens Vitamins. 755-2268 By KELLI KENNEDYAssociated PressMIAMI Nearly 100,000 Floridians who bought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act could have their taxpayer-subsidized coverage canceled if they dont send citizenship and immigration documents to confirm their eligibility by Sept. 5. Federal health officials sent out letters in English and Spanish to consumers Tuesday warning there was an inconsistency between what they wrote on their health insurance application and the immigration and citizenship information that the feds have on record. Officials will reach out to consumers two more times by phone and once via email before the deadline. The documents must be submitted by Sept. 5 or coverage will end Sept. 30. Many consumers have already been contacted five to seven times, but still havent responded, senior health officials said on a conference call Tuesday. Of the 8 million people around the country who signed up for private coverage through President Barack Obamas law, more than 2 million at one point had discrepancies of one sort or another that could have affected their eligibility. That number has been greatly reduced but the remaining cases are proving difficult to untangle. Nearly 1 million U.S. consumers have immigration-related inconsistencies with their applications. The feds have closed 450,000 cases and another 210,000 are in progress. But 310,000 consumers havent submitted any documents, including 93,800 in Florida. The new health law provides subsidized coverage to people with no access to health insurance on the job. More than 90 percent of the nearly 1 million Floridians who signed up are getting subsidies to help with their premiums and, in some cases, their copays and deductibles as well.Deadline to clear health law eligibility draws near Support groupAnother Way Inc. provides a domestic violence support group every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If you are a current or former survivor of domestic violence, call 386-719-2702 for meeting location and an intake appointment. All services are free and confidential.12-step groupA 12-step addiction recovery group meets every Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Community Revival Center, 244 NE Patterson Ave. in Lake City. For information call 8676288.Local health groups available each week Under the weather?Dont miss the Lake City Reporters Health Page each Wednesday.Dear Pharmacist: Im frustrated and happy at the same time because Ive read from you before about a blood test called leptin and how it relates obesity. Ive been the same weight for 5 years and cant lose anything, yet I eat very little. Please share more. A.S., Gainesville, Florida Dear Reader: Leptin and leptin resistance may explain why you eat nothing and hold on to weight. I want to make this a household term and educate you so you can get tested correctly. Leptin is your stop sign at the dinner table. This hormone is released while youre eating. Special fat cells in your body secrete the leptin which sends a powerful message to your brain saying, Stop eating, youre full now! Erratic fluctuations of leptin (and the hormone ghrelin which makes you feel hungry) complicate your ability to lose weight and triggers intense hunger. The imbalanced leptin hormone, can impede weight loss even in the presence of proper levels of estrogen, progesterone and thyroid. Some of you have adequate leptin, but your body doesnt care, it is desensitized to the hormone and resistant to leptin. This is called leptin resistance and unfortunately for your waist line, theres no stop sign at the dinner table anymore! Youll eat more than you should, and more frequently than others. Youre hovering over the fridge at all hours of the day. Yo yo dieting creates the problem, and makes it much worse. This begs the question, Why have I become leptin resistant? There are many causes. A common one is because, long ago, you followed your taste buds too long because the food was so yummy. Perhaps your portions were too big and ate until your stomach hurt. Theres no blame here. The typical diet of processed, fast foods contains ingredients that are delicious, if not addictive so theres a strong crave for these meals. Some of you wolf down your food down. It takes 10 to 15 minutes for your brain to get the leptin stop sign so if you eat too fast, then youll eat too much! Slow down when you eat to allow the leptin signal to be heard. How can you tell if youre leptin resistant? The hallmark sign is that you can virtually starve yourself and still not lose weight! Thats a sign that leptin resistance has been going on a long time. Diet pills wont help you, but exercise will. You can have a blood test done to determine leptin levels. If you can normalize it, your body will start burning fat. It helps if your thyroid hormone is optimized. Leptin resistance occurs years before insulin resistance and full blown diabetes. I wrote the book on that entitled Diabetes Without Drugs and offer solutions there. Now, heres the part that I couldnt put in the newspaper because I ran out of space. Serum leptin levels are actually low in people with anorexia nervosa. As for leptin resistance, here are 9 ways to help you overcome it: 1. First thing is to slow down when you eat because this allows time for you to secrete leptin, the feel full signal, the stop sign for eating. 2. Avoid going to bed on a full stomach. Allow at least 9 hours between dinner and breakfast, generally speaking, more if you can. Ideally, youd finish dinner 3 to 4 hours before hitting the sack. 3. Eat a diet that is rich in protein, you can have protein in every meal if you crave it, but healthy protein okay, some (or all) of it can be plant-based. The key is to reduce grains, sugars, even fructose as well as starchy carbohydrates. 4. This one is obvious, but no more junk food. The additives and chemicals confuse your body, some of them are addictive in the sense that they make you crave food a lot. 5. Exercising can be amazingly helpful, it is probably the very best way to help you overcome leptin resistance. It helps you make brown fat (good) and less white adipose fat. 6. Normalize your thyroid hormone, by that I mean optimize your T3 levels. Dont be too concerned about your TSH, its okay, but its not as telling as your free T3 levels. 7. Bring down stress with anything you can, meditation, yoga, exercise, green tea, anything! Your high cortisol levels are making you hold on to weight, and contributing to this problem. Cortisol may be helped by taking adaptogenic herbs, which you should ask your practitioner about. These herbs are sold at health food stores. 8. Zinc deficiency is associated with insulin resistance and diabetes. Zinc will raise leptin levels to some degree, but you really have to work at the resistance part. Raising leptin doesnt help you if your body doesnt respond. So is zinc right for you? Im not sure, I dont know the stage you are at in this situation, but I want you to know that zinc raises leptin. 9. Normalize serotonin, your happy neurotransmitter. Low levels lead to hunger and cravings, particularly sweets. When serotonin is normalized, you might feel more satisfied.Leptin resistance caused by weightDEAR PHARMACIST Suzy Cohensuzycohen24@gmail.com Suzy Cohen is a pharmacist in Gainesville. From staff reports GAINESVILLE Amid state and national trends showing a decline in the demand for pharmacists and an increased emphasis on interprofessional, team-based approaches to care, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy is embarking on a four-year plan to lower its student-to-faculty ratio as part of ongoing curriculum reform. Starting next year, the college will gradually reduce the size of its student body and phase out the Pharm.D. degree program it offers on the St. Petersburg College campus in Seminole, refocusing its efforts on UFs main campus in Gainesville and at its other UF-owned sites in Orlando and Jacksonville. At the same time, UF will build on and enhance the best features of its nationally regarded Pharm.D. program by integrating the fundamental basic sciences with clinical sciences, so courses are taught within a clinical context. There also will be increased focus on the elements of personal and professional development that are key to a highly effective clinician, what some refer to as soft skills. We have to be responsible stewards for the patients our graduates ultimately serve and for our college and our students well into the future, said UF College of Pharmacy Dean Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D., a distinguished professor and licensed pharmacist. That means focusing on addressing the needs of our profession, allocating our resources wisely and enriching our curriculum while lowering student-to-faculty ratios. The doctoral program at St. Petersburg College will continue operating until the students who are entering this fall have graduated in spring 2018. No new students will be admitted to the campus starting in 2015. Johnson is planning a town hall meeting on the first day of class, Aug. 25, to address any questions the 218 students who are new or returning to the Seminole campus might have. Nothing has changed for our students on the UF campus at St. Petersburg College, Johnson said. Like every entry class since the campus opened in 2002, these students will enjoy the benefits of earning a UF Pharm.D. degree while completing service and practice rotations in pharmacies and clinical settings in the region. UF has been a member of St. Petersburg Colleges University Partnership Center, composed of 16 colleges and universities offering bachelors and graduate degrees in the Pinellas County area. The mission of the center is to open its doors to partnering institutions and their programs at St. Petersburg College facilities to meet the educational demands of local residents, said James Olliver, Ph.D., provost of the St. Petersburg College Seminole campus. For the past 12 years, the UF College of Pharmacy faculty and staff have enjoyed the activities of the St. Petersburg College campus and have enhanced the campus with their presence, he added. We value our partnership with UF and the pharmacy program, and know it has brought great students to the campus and great pharmacists to the community, Olliver said.UF Pharmacy to teach class in clinical context Student-to-faculty ratio will lower, too.We have to be responsible stewards for the patients our graduates ultimately serve. Julie A. Johnson, College of Pharmacy Dean

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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, August 13, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports Editor754-0421tkirby@lakecityreporter.com 1BSPORTS BRIEFS FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Fanfare Saturday at Deese Park The Fort White Quarterback Club is hosting its annual fanfare celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Deese Park in downtown Fort White. Fort White varsity, junior varsity and middle school football teams and cheerleaders will be introduced. There will be live music, barbecue dinners for sale and a cake auction. For details, call Margie Kluess at 365-9302. GIRLS SOFTBALL Registration open for fall league Girls Softball Association of Columbia County has open registration for its fall leagues through the end of August at Brian’s Sports on U.S. Highway 90 west. Fee is $55 for a single player, $75 for two siblings and $95 for three or more siblings. Proof of age is required. Divisions range from 17U to 6U T-ball. For details, go to information@girlssoft ballassociation.org CHS SWIMMING Team meeting Monday at pool A Columbia High swim team meeting is 3:30 p.m. Monday at the pool. For details, call coach Mary Kay Mathis at 397-6661. OUTDOORS Hunter safety course offered The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering a free hunter safety Internetcompletion course in Columbia County. The class is 6-9 p.m. Aug. 20 and 8 a.m. until completion on Aug. 23. Firearms, ammunition and materials are provided. Students should bring pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16. For details, call the FWC regional office at 758-0525 or visit www.MyFWC.com / HunterSafety. SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL Team seeking players, coaches The North Florida Spartans semi-pro football team is looking for players and coaches to join the team. For details, call Luis Santiago at (386) 466-2711. RUNNING All for Hoops race on Sept. 13 The All for Hoops 5K and Duathalon is 7:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at Ivey Park in Branford. Cost is $20 for the 5k and $30 for the duathalon with proceeds to benefit basketball programs in the Branford area. Register online at www.active.com For details, call Michelle Richards at 208-2447.Q From staff reports COURTESYFan Day with Trey MarshallLake City Seminole fans Brandi and Kyle Keen visit with Columbia High graduate Trey Marshall during FSU Fan D ay at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee on Sunday. The Lake City Seminole Club’s K ickoff Party is 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at The Country Club at Lake C ity. There will be a representative there from the FSU Alumni Association for a check presentation. Th e main speaker will be Michael Langston, recruiting di rector for warchant.com. Eyes open at CHSBy BRANDON FINLEYbfinley@lakecityreporter.comColumbia High has been in pads for two practices now, but head coach Brian Allen said it wasn’t a big change for the Tigers. For most teams, when the pads go on, the intensi-ty level rises. Allen said the Tigers don’t have a hard time finding the intensity based on what the coach-ing staff puts them through during the summer. “Not so much the level of intensity has went up, and that goes back to what we’re doing in the summer,” Allen said. “It’s not a big change from just the helmets or shoulder pads.” Although the intensity level has been there, Allen said there are a few extra wrinkles thrown into the first few days of pads. “We have an eye-opener,” Allen said. “We do an Oklahoma drill or board drill. We go into some form of competition.” Allen said these drills allow for the coaching staff to see the players compete in various situations. What Columbia is still looking for are those play-ers that will make their break toward the starting lineup once the pads go on. “We will see some surprises,” Allen said. “We will see who can run between the tackles and make a play at running back. We’ll see who can fire off the board on the offensive line. It’s going to change the level of intensity.” Allen said the biggest reason that the Tigers don’t make many adjustments when the pads go on is due to the level of speed they are practicing at during conditioning drills during the spring and summer. “Our kids know one way to practice and that’s full speed,” Allen said. Allen said there’s never been a problem trying to keep the Tigers motivated and sometimes the players are a little overly excited. “The big thing we have to do is to get them to back off when it’s only in the helmet or shoulder pads,” Allen said. “We have to tone it down, but we make sure that we are getting a good practice. For us, the com-petition has been good, so we’re getting the best of both worlds.” For Allen, having experience on three levels has benefited the Tigers the efficiency at practice. “It’s been consistent with what I’ve seen at the different levels, whether you’re talking a national champion or Super Bowl caliber team,” Allen said. “That’s the for-mat that they all do it. It’s consistent throughout with little tweaks to benefit what we’re trying to do.” JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterColumbia High coach Brian Allen and quarterback Jake Thomas throw passes during practice last week. Pads go on, but intensity has been there for Tigers.

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SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today GOLF 4 p.m. TGC — USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, first round matches 5:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Made in Denmark, first round, part I LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL 9 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series championship MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. MLB — Boston at Cincinnati 3:40 p.m. WGN — Chicago White Sox at San Francisco 7 p.m. ESPN — N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore SOCCER 7 p.m. ESPN2 — National Women’s Soccer League, Sky Blue at Western New YorkBASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 68 50 .576 —Toronto 63 57 .525 6New York 61 57 .517 7 Tampa Bay 58 60 .492 10 Boston 52 65 .444 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Kansas City 64 53 .547 — Detroit 63 53 .543 Cleveland 59 59 .500 5Chicago 56 63 .471 9Minnesota 53 64 .453 11 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 72 46 .610 — Los Angeles 68 49 .581 3 Seattle 63 55 .534 9 Houston 49 70 .412 23 Texas 46 72 .390 26 Today’s Games Boston (Workman 1-6) at Cincinnati (Bailey 9-5), 12:35 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 10-9) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-7), 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 6-8) at San Francisco (Peavy 0-3), 3:45 p.m. Arizona (Nuno 0-3) at Cleveland (Bauer 4-7), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 2-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 9-5), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Worley 5-1) at Detroit (Farmer 0-0), 7:08 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 7-6) at Texas (Mikolas 1-4), 8:05 p.m. Oakland (Kazmir 13-4) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 8-5), 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia (A.Burnett 6-12) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 12-7), 10:05 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 9-11) at Seattle (Iwakuma 10-6), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.Oakland at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m.Houston at Boston, 7:10 p.m.Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 63 53 .543 —Atlanta 60 58 .508 4 Miami 58 60 .492 6 New York 57 62 .479 7 Philadelphia 53 66 .445 11 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 66 53 .555 —Pittsburgh 63 55 .534 2 St. Louis 62 55 .530 3 Cincinnati 60 58 .508 5 Chicago 50 67 .427 15 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 68 52 .567 — San Francisco 62 56 .525 5 San Diego 55 62 .470 11 Arizona 51 67 .432 16 Colorado 46 72 .390 21 Today’s Games Boston (Workman 1-6) at Cincinnati (Bailey 9-5), 12:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 6-8) at San Francisco (Peavy 0-3), 3:45 p.m. Colorado (Matzek 2-7) at San Diego (Kennedy 8-10), 6:40 p.m. Arizona (Nuno 0-3) at Cleveland (Bauer 4-7), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Worley 5-1) at Detroit (Farmer 0-0), 7:08 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 13-5) at Atlanta (E.Santana 11-6), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Masterson 1-1) at Miami (Eovaldi 6-6), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 7-5) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 11-9), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 11-6) at Chicago Cubs (Wada 1-1), 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia (A.Burnett 6-12) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 12-7), 10:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m.Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.Arizona at Miami, 7:10 p.m.Washington at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.San Diego at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.Cincinnati at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.FOOTBALLNFL preseason Thursday Jacksonville at Chicago, 8 p.m. Friday Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m.Tennessee at New Orleans, 8 p.m.San Diego at Seattle, 10 p.m.Detroit at Oakland, 10 p.m. Saturday Green Bay at St. Louis, 4 p.m.Baltimore at Dallas, 7 p.m.N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.Atlanta at Houston, 8 p.m.Arizona at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Sunday Denver at San Francisco, 4 p.m.Kansas City at Carolina, 8 p.m. Monday Cleveland at Washington, 8 p.m. USA Today Top 25 Record Pts Pvs1. Florida St. (56) 14-0 1543 12. Alabama 11-2 1455 83. Oklahoma (3) 11-2 1382 64. Oregon (1) 11-2 1314 95. Auburn 12-2 1271 26. Ohio State (1) 12-2 1267 107. UCLA 10-3 1085 16 8. Michigan State 13-1 1050 39. South Carolina (1) 11-2 1009 410. Baylor 11-2 965 1311. Stanford 11-3 955 1012. Georgia 8-5 905 —13. LSU 10-3 833 1414. Wisconsin 9-4 654 2115. Southern Cal 10-4 627 1916. Clemson 11-2 535 717. Notre Dame 9-4 509 2418. Arizona State 10-4 358 2019. Mississippi 8-5 346 —20. Texas A&M 9-4 266 1821. Kansas State 8-5 257 —22. Nebraska 9-4 228 2523. North Carolina 7-6 175 —24. Texas 8-5 143 —25. Washington 9-4 142 — Others receiving votes: Missouri 126, Florida 122 UCF 102 Mississippi State 74, Oklahoma State 56, TCU 54, Michigan 53, Iowa 49, Miami 45 Duke 41, Louisville 32, Marshall 27, BYU 18, Boise State 13, Louisiana 12, Virginia Tech 12, Texas Tech 8, Cincinnati 6, Minnesota 6, Northwestern 5, Fresno State 4, Oregon State 4, Georgia Tech 2, Houston 2, Arizona 1, Arkansas 1, Northern Illinois 1.AUTO RACINGSprint Cup leaders Points 1, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 773. 2, Jeff Gordon, 768. 3, Matt Kenseth, 703. 4, Brad Keselowski, 696. 5, Joey Logano, 671. 6, Carl Edwards, 658. 7, Jimmie Johnson, 650. 8, Kevin Harvick, 645. 9, Ryan Newman, 645. 10, Kyle Larson, 635. 11, Clint Bowyer, 634. 12, Greg Biffle, 626. 13, Kasey Kahne, 622. 14, Austin Dillon, 616. 15, Kyle Busch, 615. 16, Marcos Ambrose, 584. 17, Paul Menard, 574. 18, Brian Vickers, 573. 19, Jamie McMurray, 566. 20, Denny Hamlin, 552. Money 1, Brad Keselowski, $4,890,795. 2, Jeff Gordon, $4,666,596. 3, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $4,561,089. 4, Jimmie Johnson, $4,510,201. 5, Jamie McMurray, $4,286,167. 6, Kevin Harvick, $4,216,650. 7, Matt Kenseth, $4,192,805. 8, Joey Logano, $4,147,686. 9, Kyle Busch, $4,146,468. 10, Denny Hamlin, $3,969,926. 11, Greg Biffle, $3,581,489. 12, Austin Dillon, $3,500,672. 13, Clint Bowyer, $3,427,598. 14, Carl Edwards, $3,369,747. 15, Brian Vickers, $3,367,948. 16, Aric Almirola, $3,366,127. 17, Paul Menard, $3,354,713. 18, Kyle Larson, $3,275,280. 19, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $3,190,155. 20, Tony Stewart, $3,178,572. Wins 3 — D.Earnhardt Jr., J.Johnson, Bra. 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Page Editor: Brandon Finley, 754-0420 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014 3B Backpack giveaway night COURTESY PHOTOSNorth Florida Speedway gave out backpack with school supplies to young fans at the track on Saturday. ABOVE : Five youngsters pose with their backpacks in front of a race car. LEFT : A recipient shows off her backpack.Special to the ReporterIn addition to racing action Saturday at North Florida Speedway, the track had its annual backpack giveaway for young fans. This annual event keeps growing each year and 150 backpacks stuffed full of school supplies were prepared to go home with our school-age fans to give them a hand getting ready for the upcoming school year. Six divisions of cars hit the speedway and treated fans to another night of great racing action. The Street Stocks were the first ones to hit the speedway. Chris Manucy grabbed the early lead and set the pace for the first three laps. By lap four Sean Monaghan had advanced from his fifth starting posi-tion to take over the top spot that he would not relin-quish. While Monaghan was clicking off the laps in search of victory, behind him three drivers swapped the second through fourth positions multiple times. At the finish it would be Monaghan the victor with Jerry Fortner second, Heath Walker third and Randy Moody fourth. The Southern States Midget Series, in their inaugural season, would be next to hit the track. Trey Pearson took the early lead, but that would prove to be short-lived as mechani-cal issues ended his night early. Dillon Buhr cruised home for his second career win with Darrin Davis and Terry Becker rounding out the top three. Late Models were on deck, ready to rumble, and they would not disappoint. Front row starters Bo Allen and Brandon DeWitt would not waste any time getting their fierce battle for the top spot underway. As the duo came to the green flag the two veterans would make some contact but sail into the first turn with the advantage going to DeWitt. He would set the pace for the first five laps with Allen in hot pursuit. On lap six Allen made his winning move to the outside of DeWitt and seized the lead in convincing fash-ion. From there Allen would get in the spirit of back-to-school night, providing the fans with a demonstration of how to get around the track the fast way and total-ly dominate a very com-petitive field. DeWitt would hold on for second, with Richard Ferry rounding out the top three. Not to be outdone, former division champion Shane Taylor would be the only driver to lead a lap in the Limited Modified feature. Starting from the inside of the second row Taylor worked his way to the lead on the opening lap. Taylor still had plenty of work ahead of him before he could park his car in vic-tory lane. The race winner had to fend off challenges from his brother Shawn and then a very pesky Swede Melgaard. Unfortunately for Melgaard his night ended early as his mount lost power during a lap nine caution period. Following Shane Taylor across the fin-ish line were Seth Geary and Shawn Taylor. Darrell Roberts has been the man to beat in 2014 in the Pure Stock Division and that pattern continued in the feature event. Like Shane Taylor in the previ-ous race Roberts started from the inside of row two and was the only race leader. Brian Mullins would take the runner-up spot and Rick Reed would round out the top three. The Box Stocks feature event would wind up the night’s racing action. When the dust settled at the con-clusion of their contest, Wayne Risner was the man standing in victory lane backing up his heat race win from earlier in the eve-ning and giving him a per-fect night. Seth Caudill Jr. came all the way from 14th to finish second and Justin Wilson took third. Racing this Saturday has the Florida Mini Sprint Association headlining the action. Racing starts at 7 p.m. Visit us on the web at www.northfloridaspeedway.com or call 754-8800 for more information. Twitter campaign backfires on FSU, WinstonFILEHeisman trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston look s for an open receiver in a game last season. By KAREEM COPELANDAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE — A Florida State social media campaign turned ugly Sunday when the univer-sity’s athletic department opened their Heisman-win-ning quarterback up to nationwide mockery. The department attempted to engage fans on Twitter by soliciting questions to be used for a video on the team website. The hashtag “#AskJameis” became a trending topic on twitter for a time Sunday — for all the wrong reasons. The twitter feed was bombarded by accounts making fun of Winston and taking shots at the sophomore. Winston has been heavily criticized for several off-the-field incidents during his time at Florida State. He was investigated in an alleged sexual assault of a female student last sea-son, but was never charged. Winston was suspended from the baseball team for three games and ordered to perform 20 hours of com-munity service after being cited for stealing $32 of crab legs from a local gro-cery store. There were also other minor run-ins with authorities, but no arrests. The Twitterverse quickly went on the attack. “I knew there was going to be some negativity going into it,” said Elliott Finebloom, FSU sports information director. “The goal of the Twitter Q&A was to continue to find ways to connect our fans and the players they support. That’s important to us ... and social is a big way of doing it these days. That was the ultimate goal.” The tweets covered a wide range from witty to malicious. Most were aimed at Winston, but oth-ers questioned why the uni-versity would risk this type of response. One post read: “Do you know that you have to Buy One to get One Free at Publix?” Another read: “Who gave you better protection last year your offensive line or the TPD?” TPD is shorthand for the Tallahassee Police Department. “This was doomed from the beginning,” said Robert Stewart, director of the Ohio University school of journalism. “It’s basically a setup. Whoever thought this was a good idea had not done P.R. 101, which is to think about what all could go wrong. Everything about this was naive.” Winston has grown accustomed to the chatter. He was relentlessly heckled at away games during the baseball season. Hundreds of online memes were gen-erated after the crab legs incident. Winston said dur-ing Florida State’s football media day on Sunday that he doesn’t focus on the negative things, but has become more guarded. Florida State still plans to run the video of Winston answering questions. And a large number of people had to be turned away from a winding line hoping for an autograph from Winston during Fan Day on Sunday. “There is definitely a group of people that” are looking to attack Winston, Finebloom said. “He’s done such a good job of reaching our fan base in so many different ways. You’d hate to not be able to continue to make sure people knew about how many good things he does.” Experts said universities and businesses need to have a thoughtful conversa-tion and consider research-ing ideas before soliciting social media feedback — especially when the subject has been mired in contro-versy. Niklas Myhr, social media professor at Chapman University, said group thought can easily snow-ball on social media. He explained that it’s easy to be involved in casual bully-ing with thousands of oth-ers on the sites. “There’s always going to be haters out there, there’s always going to be people that are negative,” Myhr said. “If you leave it up to them to be the first respond-ers in a case, they can have a bigger impact than they deserve and make it easier for others to follow.” Finebloom said people learn from everything that happens.

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4B LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014 Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 DEAR ABBY: I am very concerned about my 33-year-old daughter’s safety. A man in his mid-60s, someone she met at a previous job, has become obsessed with her. He has declared his love for her, divorced his wife and slath ered my struggling, single daughter with gifts over the last three years. She has refused his advances on nearly a daily basis, and he is now track ing her every move. If she leaves her house for even 30 minutes, he knows and accuses her of going to have sex with someone. If she says she’s coming to my house, he drives by to verify it. If it takes her longer than he thinks it should, he accuses her of having sex with someone. She swears that she has never had sex with him. It has really intensified lately. I’m frantic about her safety. What should I do? — SCARED MOM IN FLORIDA DEAR SCARED MOM: Your daughter’s “admirer” is showing all the signs of being a stalk er. Why is she carrying on ANY conversations with him and telling him where she’s going? If she accept ed gifts he “slathered” on her, it may be why he feels she encouraged him. They should be returned. You and your daughter should go to the police and report what he has been doing. It may be neces sary for her to take out a restraining order because this person appears to be unbalanced and may be dangerous. DEAR ABBY: My boy friend and I recently decid ed to get married. We plan to go to the courthouse next month and have a jus tice of the peace perform the ceremony. Since it will be nothing fancy, we have decided to invite just a few family members -his mom, grandma and brother, along with my mom and dad. What we need advice about is how to tell his mom. She feels that mar riage is just a piece of paper and you shouldn’t need it to prove how com mitted you are. Because of her views, he wants to “surprise” her the day of the wedding when we all arrive at the courthouse. I feel it’s a bad idea, and she should have some time to get used to the thought of us being married. Any advice you can offer on when to tell her, and how to handle what she’s going to say? — FUTURE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW DEAR FUTURE D.I.L.: I agree that your boyfriend’s mother should be told beforehand, and the good news should be delivered by both of you. When she delivers the predictable “marriage is just a piece of paper” com ment, you should respond that the piece of paper is an important one to you, and your boyfriend should tell her he’s doing this because he loves you and, in the event that anything should happen to him, he wants to provide for you. If she gives you an argument, remember that you’re asking for her bless ing -not her permission. DEAR ABBY: Do you think people can change? -JILL IN CHESTER, PA. DEAR JILL: I assume you mean change for the better. The answer is yes, of course people can change. HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are heading into a cycle full of excitement, entertainment and opportunity. Explore whatever comes your way and focus on being your best and offering what you can. Love is on the rise and romance will enhance your life. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take care of your responsibilities quiet ly. Not everyone will agree with what you want to do or how you do it. Focus on honing your skills and preparing a flawless pre sentation that leaves little to criticize. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be cautious. Insincere gestures of friendship will end in disappointment. Make positive changes at home that are sure to improve your living space and your relationships with those you live around. A vis itor can be expected. ++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do some thing out of the ordinary. Explore what life has to offer. Let your creative imagination wander and express your ideas. Good fortune will come about through an extraordinary opportunity. Don’t be too shy to try something dif ferent. +++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Look, see and do. Self-improvement projects will lead to compliments and the option to make positive changes at work and to your lifestyle. Connecting with an old friend will bring back mem ories and an opportunity to revamp an old idea. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Rehash old ideas and options. You may have missed an important detail in a project that wasn’t successful on the first try. Reimagine and reconfig ure your plans in order to accommodate new ideas. Establish an important partnership with someone. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): New acquaintances can be made if you take part in a work-related event or a cause that con tributes to making a differ ence. A change in partners or how you relate to others will bring about a marked improvement in your per sonal life. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t fight a losing battle. Put your energy into things you can change and improvements you can make to your surroundings and to your emotional outlook and atti tude. A worry regarding work will turn out to be favorable. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Cut off anyone playing with your emotions. Stick to the people you know you can trust. Wheel and deal and make positive changes to your living arrangements. Better financial opportu nities are within reach. Invest in yourself, not someone else. +++++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stay put. Keep a close watch on your investments, projects and partnerships. Changes are heading your way, and although you may not wel come the process, you will come out on top once the dust settles. Let your intu ition guide you in the best direction. ++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): He who hesitates is lost. You will face opposition from those less eager to experiment, but your sense of adven ture and ability to instantly adapt will help you make the most of whatever life or career changes come your way. ++++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A mon eymaking opportunity is attainable. Jump at the chance to test your talent, skills and expertise. An emotional plea will buy you favors and time to iron out any problems you meet along the way. Success can be yours. +++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Daughter’s obsessive stalker ratchets up his accusations Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Fidel Castro, 88; Alan Shearer, 44; Sebastian Stan, 31; Emily Kinney, 29; Dave Days, 23; Corey Fogelmanis, 15. DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS

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Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law, the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 08th of September, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTSAMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.05546295August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec. 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the CB International Investments of the fol-lowing certificate has filed said cer-tificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 2341Year of Issuance: 2011Description of Property: SEC 20 TWN 3S RNG 17 PARCELNUM-BER 05467-001LOTS 9 THRU 16 BLOCK 8 RUBYPARK S//D. 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Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.05546293August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 The Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Board of Directors will hold a Planning Evaluation Commit-tee Meeting on Tuesday, August 26th at 9:30 A.M.; and Executive Committee Meeting will follow at 10:00 A.M. at the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Administra-tion Office located at 1171 Nobles Ferry Road NWin Live Oak, Flori-da.05546453August 13, 2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec. 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the PPF Holdings III, LTD/USBANK of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be is-sued thereon. 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Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.05546292August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec. 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the PPF Holdings III, LTD/USBANK of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be is-sued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 3553Year of Issuance: 2012Description of Property: PARCELNUMBER 11441-000NWDIV: BEG NWCOR, RUN S 134 FT, E 94 FT, N 134 FT, W94 FTTO POB. BLOCK 79. ORB 474-102 9JTWRS0, DC EMMAPAT-TERSON 947-2510Name in which assessed: VALLENE T. 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ORB 829-421, DC FOR RI-CHARD IN ORB 1085-673Name in which assessed: BAR-BRETTASTRICKLANDAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law, the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 08th of September, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTSAMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.05546294August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEEDSec. 197.241.F.S.Notice is hereby given that the TRC-SPE, LLC/US BANK of the follow-ing certificate has filed said certifi-cate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it was assessed is as follows:Certificate Number: 662Year of Issuance: 2011Description of Property: SEC 10 TWN 3S RNG 16 PARCELNUM-BER 02055-006LOTS 5 & 6 PARNELLHILLS S/D UNIT1. ORB 402-73, 530-199, 812-1975Name in which assessed: HORACE GILLIARDAll of said property being in the County of Columbia, State of Flori-da. Unless said certificate shall be re-deemed according to law, the proper-ty described in such certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Courthouse on Monday the 08th of September, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.P. DEWITTCASONCLERK OF COURTSAMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.05546297August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUITIN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDACIVILACTIONCASE NO.: 12-2013-CA-000599DIVISION:JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA-TIONALASSOCIATION,PLAINTIFF,VS.NANCYM. HARRYA/K/ANAN-CYM. BROWN A/K/ANANCYB. BROWN,, ETAL,DEFENDANT(S).NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN Pur-suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated July 28, 2014, and entered in Case No. 12-2013-CA-000599 of the Circuit Court of the Third Judi-cial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Nancy M. Harry a/k/a Nancy M. Brown a/k/a Nancy B. Brown; Owen L. Harry and Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual De-fendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties may Claim An In-terest in Spouses, heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants, are Defendants, the Columbia County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the third floor of the Columbia County Courthouse at 173 N.E. Her-nando Avenue, Lake City, Florida Legal32055, Columbia County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 27 day of August, 2014, the following described prop-erty as set forth in said Final Judg-ment of Foreclosure:LOT10, SANDYPINES SUBDIVI-SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 5, PAGE 32-32A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUM-BIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.A/K/A468 S WRANDOLPH CRT, FORTWHITE, FL32038Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-er than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.Dated in Columbia County, Florida this 6 day of August, 2014.Clerk of the Circuit CourtColumbia County, FloridaBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05546436August 13, 20, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTFOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONFile No. 14-187-CPDivision ProbateIN RE: ESTATE OFDOROTHYWILLODEAN BECK-LEYDeceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of Dorothy Willodean Beckley, de-ceased, whose date of death was April 21, 2014, is pending in the Cir-cuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-dress of which is 173 NE Hernando Ave., Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal rep-resentatives attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILE WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is August 13, 2014.Personal Representative:/s/ Carol S. Knight6319 NW31st CircleJennings, FL32053Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:/s/ Stephen M. WittAttorneyFlorida Bar Number: 231916PO Box 2064Lake City, FL32056-2064Telephone: (386) 755-2863Fax: (386) 752-1732E-Mail: stephen@attorneywitt.comSecondary E-Mail:leah@attorneywitt.com05546432August 13, 20, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAFILE No: 2014-125 CPDIVISION: PROBATEIN RE: ESTATE OF CZARRAH MERCADO HO-WARD,Deceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of CZARRAH MERCADO HO-WARD, deceased, whose date of death was September 30, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Co-lumbia County Florida, Probate Di-vision, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando Ave, Lake City, Fl 32055. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is reLegalquired to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLI-CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is August 6, 2014.Personal Representative:CORAZON HOWARD1800 SWGrandview Street, Unit 102Lake City, Florida 32025Attorney for Personal Representa-tive:CHERIE H. FINE, ESQUIREFla. Bar No. 0331317FINE, FARKASH & PARLAPIA-NO, PA622 NE First StreetGainesville, Florida 32601(352) 376-6046cfine@ffplaw.comswright@ffplaw.com05546268August 6, 13, 2014 NOTICE OF INTENTBYTHE SCHOOLBOARD OF COLUMBIACOUNTYTO ADOPTRULE AND SETPUB-LIC HEARINGThe School Board of Columbia County will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 9 2014,At 7:00 p.m., in the Columbia Coun-ty School Board Auditorium 372 W. Duval St., Lake City, Fl. 32055 on proposed amendments to rules, regu-lations and procedures for the opera-tion of the Columbia County School District. The public is invited to at-tend. Action is anticipated at this meeting.Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate in the public hearing are requested to notify the Office of the Superintendent at 755-8000 at least 48 hours in advance so that their needs can be accommodat-ed.TITLE:2014 – 2015 Student Pro-gression PlanPURPOSE AND EFFECT: Var-ious revisions are being made in or-der to comply with district policy, Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules.In Elementary, Middle, High and Ex-ceptional Student Education:Change in language related to absen-ces due to sickness.Change Reading to English/Lan-guage Arts (ELA).Change Next Generation Sunshine State Standards to Florida Standards.Change FCATto Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).In Middle and High:Change numerical equivalents to quality points for Achievement Lev-els on End of Course Exams to use in the calculation of 30% of course grade.Elementary only:Eliminate Writing in Remediation/Intervention.Change requirements for Grade 3 portfolio initiation.Eliminate READ initiative.Insert maximum retention f a student in grade 3.Middle only:Insert requirement for Geometry to count as 30% of final grade and to pass course.Insert change in Civics requirement for students who transfer into the state.High only:Insert change in EOC requirement for students who transfer into the state.Insert updated graduation require-ment charts for all cohort groups enLegalrolled in high school in the 2014-15 school year.Eliminate Basic course language.Clarify requirements for Honors/High Honors graduates.; with a change for the 2014-15 co-hort.Clarify student speakers at gradua-tion.Update language on Certificate of Completion.Exceptional Student Education:Clarify language on Parental Consent for an Individual Educational Plan.Change in language for accommoda-tions and modifications.Change in Middle School Promotion.Change in High School Promotion and Graduation Requirements.Revision in End of Course Waiver.Insert updated language for gradua-tion requirements.Adult Education:Change in name of title of Diploma received with a successful score on the GED test.Insert Graduation Requirement Chart SPECIFIC LEGALAUTHORITY: 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1003.41; 1003.4156; 1003.428; 1008.25; 230.23,1003.4282, 1003.5715 Flori-da Statutes*****TITLE:2014 – 2015 Code of Stu-dent ConductPURPOSE AND EFFECT: Various revisions are being made in order to comply with district policy, Florida Statutes and State Board of Educa-tion Rules.SPECIFIC LEGALAUTHORITY: 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1006.07; 1008.25, Florida Statutes*****TITLE: Policy Revision 5.11 – Stu-dent IllnessPURPOSE AND EFFECT: Vari-ous revisions are being made in order to comply with district policy, Flori-da Statutes and State Board of Edu-cation Rules.SPECIFIC LEGALAUTHORITY: 1001.21; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1002.20,1001.22;1006.062;1001.62,F.S.6A-6.03020;6-A-6.0331Acomplete text of the proposed amended rules, regulations and pro-cedures can be obtained at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 372 W. Duval St., Lake City, FL, be-tween the hours of 8:00 a.m. and .,,$,++'To place your classified ad call ’

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Eco-nomic impact statements, where ap-plicable, are on file in the Office of the Superintendent at the above list-ed address.DATED THIS 12th DAYOF Au-gust 2014.SCHOOLBOARD OF COLUMBIACOUNTYBYKeith Hudson, ChairmanATTESTTerry L. Huddleston, Su-perintendent05546409August 13, 2014 030Personals Atheist “Angie” would like to meet like-minded persons at Bob Evans on Sunday, August 17th at 9:30am 060Services H&R BLOCK income tax school starting soon in Lake City. Call 386.752.9426 for more info or visit hrblock.com/class 100Job Opportunities05545691Rountree Moore Automotive Group. Seeking highly motivated individual for sale position. Great income potential with benefits. No experience necessary. Call Chris Shelley today to set up your interview 386-758-6171 05546117Earn Extra Money Deliver the YPReal Yellow Pages Lake City, FLArea FT/PT, Daily work, get paid in 72hrs Must be 18 or older, have drivers license and insured vehicle•Call (800) 422-1955 Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM•Or email us at deliverphonebooksse@directrac.com •Or log onto www.phonebookdelivery .info Mention "Lake City" Help 05546367EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Columbia County Columbia County is accepting applications for Equipment Operator II Public Works. *AE;F;A@EBD;?3DKD7EBA@E;4;>;FK is skilled work in the operation of all types of automotive vehicles and mobile motorized equipment. Light maintenance of vehicles and equipment operated. Operates or drives a dump truck, participates in the loading and unloading of materials. Minimum Experience: High School education or G.E.D. preferred and two years experience in vehicle and or equipment operation, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid FLCDL Class B Drivers License required. Salary: $10.02 per hr. plus benefits. Successful applicant must pass preemployment physicals, drug screening & criminal history check. Applications may be obtained at the Human Resources Office or online at www .columbiacountyfla.com Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando Ave., Suite 203. Lake City, FL32055, (386) 719-2025, TDD (386) 758-2139. Deadline for receiving applications: 8/15/2014 Columbia County is an AA/EEO/ADA/VPEmployer. 100Job Opportunities05546417 HOLIDAYINN & SUITESLake Citys only full service hotel seeks the following: w Room Attendant w Front Desk AgentP/Tincluding weekends Apply Mon-Fri 12-5pm 213 SWCommerce Dr. EOE/DFWP. 05546450Homes of Merit is expanding & looking for “experienced” associates in the following positions: Framer, Drywall Finisher, Siding Installation, & Ceramic Tile Apply in person at 1915 SE State Road 100, LC, FL32025 05546457EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIACOUNTY Columbia County is accepting applications for the position of part-time (20 hrs/wk) Library Assistant I. Position is advanced clerical library work; performs moderately complex clerical tasks; & may work in BG4>;5E7DH;57E5:;>6D7@E circulation, technical or other areas of the library. Minimum requirements: High school diploma/GED, two years office work or clerical experience preferably in library setting. FL drivers license preferred. Mandatory library screening test must be submitted with application. Call Main Library 386-758-2101. Salary is $9.10 per hr. plus limited benefits (no health/life insurance). Nights & weekend work will be required. Successful applicant must pass a pre-employment physical, criminal history check & drug screen. Applications available at the Human Resources Office Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando Ave., Suite 203, Lake City, FL32055 or online at www.columbiacountyfla.com, (386)719-2025, TDD(386)758-2139. Application deadline: 8/22/2014. AA/EEO/ADA/VPEmployer. CounterSales Person Needed in Lake City. Electrical Knowledge Helpful Full Time with benefits Apply in person only Interstate Supply Inc. 376 SWMain Blvd Electrician Wanted Send resume or work history to: P.O. Box 2266 Lake City, FL32056 Elementary School Teacher for private Christian School. Must have a vision to help students succeed. Send resume to: pgorman @newgenerationschool.org Local company seeking qualified small engine mechanic. Call Missy at 386-752-3155 to apply. Local company seeking F/TAccounts Receivable Person exp in collections, Excel, Word & Customer service. Send Resume to: ardepartmentjob@yahoo.com MemberService Rep SunState Federal Credit Union Strong customer service skills, teller exp, opening accts, platform duties and professional appearance REQ Lending exp a plus. Great pay and benefits! App REQ and avail at www.sunstatefcu.org. Fax to 386-462-4686. DFWP, EOE Person to cut fabric from patterns & person to attend gun shows on wkends selling gun cases, bags ext. will train. 386-755-6481 100Job OpportunitiesLocal company seeking motivated individual for fast paced position in scale house operations. Call Missy at 386-752-3155 to apply. Security Officers Needed in Live Oak, Lake City & Branford areas. Current D Security Lic., Clear background, Drivers Lic, phone, Diploma/GED. Benefits, DFWPEEO Must Apply at: www.dsisecurity.com BB9100030 SHANDS LAKE SHORE REGIONALMEDICAL CENTER has the following immediate openings: Maintenance Mechanic HSD or equivalent 5 years exp. in hospital setting preferred. Ability to demonstrate proficiency in one or more of the following areas: a/c-refrigeration, carpentry, painting, mechanical maintenance, electrical work and plumbing. License in at least 1 area preferred. Knowledge of building and hospital related codes preferred Competitive salary and benefit package. See qualifications and apply online @ shandslakeshore.com EOE, M/F/V/D, Drug Free Workplace Unarmed Security Officers needed in Lake City for local hospital. Must have D Security License. Pay: $9.35, benefits available. Email resumes to: JobsTam@yaleenforcement.com 888-925-3363 x 2949 Well driller or helper with Class A CDLwith tanker endorsement. Contact Bart 386-867-0572 or 386-984-9135 120Medical Employment055463537a-7p RN/LPN and 7p-7a RN/LPN CNAall shifts competitive salary and excellent benefits. Apply in person @ Suwannee Health Care Center 1620 East Helvenston St. Live Oak, Fla. 3206 (386)362-7860 Caretenders Home Care is looking for F/TPRN OT& RN with home care experience. Please apply in person with a resume at 3593 NWDevane St. Lake City, FL. 32055. RHAhas an immediate opening for a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field. Full time or part time. Position is based in Lake City. Salary is between $29,500.00 to $31,000.00. No evening or weekend hours. Please submit resume to mike@rhapa.net, or/and call (386) 754-9005 to provide contact information. 240Schools & Education05545675INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499 Day 8/11/14 • Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class9/8/2014• LPN 9/15/14 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or expresstrainingservices.com 310Pets & Supplies 23 MO old neutered male Shih Tzu, gray & white. Lovable, likes bell rubs, kisses & kids. Up to date on medical $200 386-755-7933 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 430Garage Sales ESTATE SALE Fri 8/15 1pm6pm, Sat 8/16 10am-5pm, 1182 SE Baya Dr. This fantastic estate in Lake City has many beautiful items including Antique bedroom set with vanity, dresser, & double bed; Antique spindle leg, multi-tier table; Pristine, barely used lift recliner; 2 sofas; 2 recliners; Bedroom sets; Lovely vintage china cabinet, modern china cabinet; Round oak pedestal dining table with four chairs; barstools; Jewelry including Miriam Haskell green glass brooch, gold, sterling, & other costume; Baker's rack; Patio furniture; Dryer; Wonderful kitchen items; Glassware including depression, carnival, and sandwich glass; Crystal; Lefton, Hummel, and other decorative collectibles; General decor & household; and much more. Amy 352-359-7715, Estate Sales Service Professionals. View detailed pictures at http://www.GainesvilleEstate Sales.com/Current-Sales.html Huge Multi-Family 321 SW Hideaway Dr 32025, 8/16, 8amNoon. Designer items, furn, HH, Christmas Decor. & Much More! PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $450 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 842 Newark Dr, Ft. White 3 Rivers Estates MH 16x76 3br/2 ba, CHAReference and Lease required. No Pets 752-4348 640Mobile Homes forSaleBrand New 2015 5BR/3BA$69,900 Setup & delivered 904-259-4663 waynefriermacclenny.com No Money Down! Use your land. 3BR w/ porch $399/mo4BR w/ porch $499/mo 904-259-4663 New Palm Harbor Velocity Models! 3/2 starting in the 50's, 4/2 starting in the 60'sLimited time offer !! 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol 650Mobile Home & LandLand/Home Package 1021 NE Cummings Way. 3BR/2BACity water & sewer $69,900 Call 904-259-4663 or 386-288-2374 Land/Home Package 158 Michelle Place 3BR/2BAon 2/5 acres $74,900 904-259--4663 OwnerFinancing 3/2 S. of Lake City. Clean. Small Down $725 mth. 386-590-0642 & 867-1833 www.suwanneevalleyproperties.com 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent$530 mo $530 dep. 2br/1ba Apt. CH/A NO PETS 386-697-4814 Ft White Upstairs Sudio Apt, private entrance, clean, trash/water incl.free Wi-fi, Must have ref.1st+ last+sec. $450/mo 941-924-5183 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 STUDIO APT. FOR RENT All utilities included & Cable, $480 month + $150 sec. deposit. Call 386-697-9950 730Unfurnished Home ForRent2br/2ba Country home near town (west). Very clean, $675. mo. 1st, last + dep. Serious calls only, call for details. 386-961-4444 4BR/2BAhouse, Eastside Village 55 & older community $850 +first+security Call Jerry 386-497-4600 Brick 3bd/1.5ba -1 ac,retreat off master, near High School, recently remodeled $1100/mo 1st + dep. 386-867-4586 Just remodeled 3bd/2ba Lg family room w/FP, lg fenced backyard w/shed $850 mth, First & Sec. Call 386-466-2266 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 770Condos ForRent 3br/2ba W/D, excellent condition, new paint, pool access, CH/A References Req. Not Pets. $880 mth & $880 Dep. 752-0442, 397-3500, or 755-2235 790Vacation Rentals Scalloping in Horseshoe Beach $99/nightly & Labor Day Spec. Tastefully remodeled efficiency, sleeps 4, cable, picnic tables, grill plus washer/dryer ect. Scalloping starts June 28 Call now 352-498-5405 or 352-498-5986 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 Country Living, newly remodeled, 3BR/2.5BAon 2ac, pool, fenced yard, 2100sf + screened in porch & laundry rm. New appliances, 4 mi SE of Columbia High School, State Rd 41 & 252. $149,000 386-754-5370 or 863-801-3142 EQUESTRIAN LOG 4BR/3BA on 32 ac. CH/A, large master suite, in ground pool, barn $459,000 386-755-1641 Leave message 820Farms & Acreage1/2 acre lots; Ownerfinancing $ 300 down; $ 77 per month Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com ’