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WEEKEND EDITION LOCALInstalling cables on US 90, 2vA. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 138 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Faith . . . . . . . 6A Obituaries . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 4B Puzzles . . . . . . . 5B SPORTSCHS football kicks off in one week, 1B. 92 70Storm chance, 2A Lake City ReporterFRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 15-16, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Our choices for the August 26 primaryPLUS:See Page 4A2014 Voter GuideINSIDE: VOTER INFORMATION2014 SaturdayEarly VotingEarly voting for the 2014 primary begins Saturday, Aug. 16 and continues through Aug. 23. Voting hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two locations will be available for all registered voters of Columbia County: Supervisor of Elections Office, 971 W Duval St. Suite 102, and Fort White Community Center, 17579 SW State Road 47. Operation BackpackChrist Central Community Outreach, 359 SW Dyal Ave., will host its 16th annual Operation Backpack on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jansports backpacks, with a lifetime warranty, will be available. Finger printing, school supplies, school haircuts, physicals, vision exams, immunizations, and more will also be available. Parents must be present with children.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.SundayGods Not DeadWellborn Church of God, 3330 US Hwy 90, Wellborn, will show Gods Not Dead on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. Call Pastor Cobb at 386-623-1348 for more. TuesdayFall GardeningUF/IFAS Extension, 971 Duval St., will have a Fall Vegetable Gardening class on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. Learn what to plant now, next month, and through the fall/ winter. The class is free and no registration is needed. A Live Worship Concert By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comKeiyontre Kenshawn Merritt was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for the murder and attempted armed robbery of Christopher Terrell McConell, but his attorney said that may be the least of his worries right now. Merritt, 21, was sentenced Thursday afternoon in circuit court by Third Circuit Judge Leandra Johnson. On the heels of Merritts sentencing hearing, he was arraigned on first-degree capital murder charges in the March 9, 2013, shooting death of Misty Dawn Harper. Baya Harrison, Merritts court-appointed attorney, said they were disappointed in the jurys verdict. ...But it is what it is. Were going to appeal, he said, following the sentencing Thursday afternoon. Killer may face death in 2nd trial Arraigned in another murder after sentencing. Early voting for primary starts SaturdayBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comEarly voting for the 2014 primary election begins Saturday and local elections officials say they are ready. Early voting will take place daily 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. from Aug. 16 Aug 23. Local voters can cast their early ballots at the supervisor of elections office in Lake City, 971 W. Duval St. or at the Fort White Community Center on State Road 47 in Fort White. Any registered voters can participate in early voting. To participate in early voting, registered voters need to bring photo identification and a document that contains their signature, preferably their drivers license. Columbia County Supervisor of Elections Liz Horne and her staff MURDER continued on 3A JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterKeiyontre Kenshawn Merritt is seen next to his attorney Baya Harrison, right, in court on Wednesday.Search still onBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comLIVE OAK Little Leo Walker has been missing for more than 48 hours and law enforcement and civilians from the area continue to leave no stone unturned in their efforts to find the special needs child who went missing Wednesday morning. The search continues, said Samantha Andrews, FDLE public information officer at the search COURTESYLeo Walker, 9. Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter Harper VOTING continued on 3A ABOVE: A group of new students attempt to get their bearings while taking a tour of Columbia High School on Thursday. TOP: Hundreds of incoming freshmen are seen gathered at the Columbia High School auditorium during freshman orientation on Thursday.Getting them ready forBy SARAH LOFTUSsloftus@lakecityreporter.com Ethan OHearn and Kristah Couey, both 17, gave the group of incoming freshmen they showed around at Camp Tiger on Thursday morning all kinds of tips for succeeding at CHS. Dont be afraid of seniors, said OHearn, a CHS junior and student government senator. Theyre not scary and most of them want to help you. And if youre still afraid, dont worry. Seniors wont even be here Monday morning. Were meeting on the field for an assembly, Couey, the senior class president, told the group. A lot of kids get nervous on the first day because theres kids everywhere but dont be. Couey also gave the freshmen tips about where they can eat lunch. The cafeteria isnt the only place for that. The Media Center is also a good spot, she said. And some of the duos tips werent really tips as much as they were statements of fact. These are nice bathrooms, relatively speaking, OHearn said, gesturing to a row of bathrooms in one of the wings off of the commons. Youll learn which ones are nice. He also told the students in his and Coueys group that being a Tiger means lots of walking during the day because of the schools large size. If you guys are scared of burning calories, youre at the wrong school, OHearn said. Theres a TIGER TOWN At 541 students, this years CHS freshman class has been talked about for years. FRESHMEN continued on 8A 9-year-old Live Oak boy has been missing since early Wednesday. MISSING continued on 3A
2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING FRIDAY & SATURDAY AUGUST 1516, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Robin Williams wife: He had Parkinsons diseaseLOS ANGELES Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinsons disease and was sober at the time of his suicide, his wife said Thursday. In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the Parkinsons diagnosis when he was found dead Monday in his Northern California home. Schneider did not offer details on when the actor comedian had been diagnosed or his symptoms. Williams death shocked fans and friends alike, despite his candor about decades of struggle with substance abuse and mental health. With Parkinsons, Williams faced shouldering yet another challenge. Parkinsons disease is an incurable nervous system disorder that involves a loss of brain cells controlling movement. Tremors, sometimes starting out in just one hand, are among the early symptoms. It can also cause rigid, halting walking, slowed speech and sometimes dementia. Symptoms worsen over time and can often be treated with drugs. Actor Michael J. Fox, who has long had the disease, is known for his efforts to fund research into it. Pop star Linda Ronstadt revealed in 2013 that she had Parkinsons and said the disease had robbed her of her ability to sing. Boxer Muhammad Ali, the late radio personality Casey Kasem and the late Pope John Paul II are among other well-known figures diagnosed with the disease.Murder suspect testifies that he last saw Christian Aguilar aliveGAINESVILLETaking the stand in his own murder trial on Thursday, Pedro Bravo said University of Florida student Christian Aguilar was still alive the last time he saw him. Bravo took the stand shortly after the prosecution rested its murder case against him. He faces murder, kidnapping and other charges related to the slaying of Aguilar, 20, in September 2012. At many times smiling and looking at jurors while he described his own disturbing suicidal thoughts, the 20-year-old from Miami said he was breaking apart piece by piece when he and Aguilar got together to talk about Bravos depression. I have scars both on my neck and wrists from near attempts in moments where I was pushed to the edge, he told jurors about his lifetime of suicidal thoughts. Prosecutors have painted a picture of Bravo as a jealous ex-boyfriend who followed his ex, Erika Friman, to Gainesville to win her back, only to find she was dating Aguilar. Bravo said he came to Gainesville seeking a fresh start. I wanted to go to Gainesville ... maybe a fresh start would help me erase everything in my slate, he said. And at the same time I wanted to see if I could get back together with Erika. After learning that Friman and Aguilar, both of whom he had attended high school with in Miami, were dating, Bravo requested a meeting with Aguilar to talk it out. Aguilars remains were discovered weeks after the mens talk, buried in a shallow grave in a wooded area. Im suicidal, Bravo said about why he wanted to talk to his friend, Aguilar. Its not because of Erika but all these other things that are adding up. Bravo and Aguilar went to a fast food restaurant and an electronics store before stopping for about two hours in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Prosecutors say thats where Bravo used a strap to strangle Aguilar -Bravo said he and his friend got into a heated exchanges. Bravo said they left the Wal-Mart lot, but got into a physical fight while he was driving and he pulled over. He comes up and went for my head. I got mad and I pushed him ... I swept him off his feet, Bravo said. He said he fell on top of Aguilar and hit him in the face repeatedly. He didnt get up right away, but he was still moving. Bravo said he left Aguilar there on the ground, and never saw him again. Later that night, he said he drank a bottle of Gatorade mixed with sleeping pills and pesticide in an effort to kill himself. That Gatorade bottle with drug residue was found in his car, and prosecutors have suggested he used it to drug Aguilar before strangling him. Bravo said the concoction made him vomit. I took it as a sign from God that maybe its not supposed to happen this way, he said. Bravo is scheduled to resume his testimony Thursday afternoon.State to speed up several major road projects TALLAHASSEE Florida is speeding up six major road projects across the state. Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that the state will push up the timing of $806 million worth of highway construction projects across the state. State transportation officials were able to speed up the projects because how much money state legislators set aside for roads in this years budget. One of the biggest projects is a $255 million project to widen Interstate 95 in Volusia County on the states east coast. The project will be moved up to 2015. It had been scheduled to begin in 2020. The list also includes work for Interstate 295 in Duval County, Interstate 75 in Hernando County, U.S. 98 in Bay County and State Road 821 in MiamiDade County. Scripture of the Day To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. Helen Keller (1880-1968) And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of Gods creation. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:14 See an error? Thought for Today The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Emily Lawson at email@example.com. 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL FRIDAY & SATURDAY AUGUST 1516, 2014 3A ATTENTION PARENTSDont Be The Last To Sign Up For School VBK Still Available Green Gable Learning TreeGwen LK755-7677Free afterschool childcare for VBK students when signing up. In Loving MemoryWe truly thank you for each uttered prayer, each lovely card, for each The family of the late Dave Clanton From staff reportsLIVE OAK State Rep. Elizabeth Porter, R-Lake City, was among more than 90 concerned area residents and public officials to attend a Suwannee River Water Management District meeting Tuesday to find out whats being done to resolve repeated spills from the Valdosta wastewater treatment during floods. The spilled sewage affects the Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers. The water district invited the Florida Department of Environment Protection, the Florida Department of Health and the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection to discuss why the problem exists, how the health concerns are addressed and what is being done to take care of the problem. Herschel T. Vinyard Jr., Secretary of FDEP, provided an overview of Floridas role in the wastewater spills and gave a brief history of the sewage spills of the wastewater treatment plant in Valdosta into the Withlacoochee River. He spoke about the gravity of the spills and the significance to Floridas communities. Secretary Vinyard introduced and recognized Judson H. Turner, Director of the GDEP for his responsiveness and sensitivity to the issue and its impact to Florida. We are neighbors and we take this seriously said Director Turner as he appeared before the Governing Board. He stated that a new wastewater treatment plant has been approved for the City of Valdosta and is scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2015. The first phase of the project has begun and it addresses the pump station issues as well as rerouting water mains. Porter said after the meeting she was hopeful things would improve soon. We should see some improvements even before the project is completed, she said, noting that parts of the wastewater operation could be moved into the new facility even before its completed. District gets wastewater plant update What really concerns me even more is that (Merritt) is also indicted for another homicide and since hes been convicted of a capital felony now in this case, he is subject to the death penalty regarding this pending case. My primary focus over the next couple of months is preparing a defense for him regarding this pending capital death case related to the other homicide. During court, Harrison requested the state announce within five days whether it would be seeking the death penalty against Merritt in the Harper case. Johnson and assistant state attorney John Durrett agreed the state would provide an answer within five days. Merritt was convict ed of felony murder, two counts of attempted armed robbery and one count of attempted felony murder Wednesday by a Columbia County jury that took less three hours to reach the verdicts. Sentencing was deferred to Thursday so that McConells family could address the court and Merritt. Both of McConells parents, Jeanette and Willie McConell, addressed the court. They walked up to the podium together and each gave brief and concise statements. Jeanette McConell spoke first. I just want justice done, she said. Thats all I want to say: I just want justice done. Willie McConell was equally brief in his address to the court and Merritt. I think if youre man enough to take a life, youre man enough to give up one, he said. Pheobe Glover, Merritts mother, sat in the back row of the gallery and was the only person who volunteered to speak on Merritts behalf. She first addressed the McConell family by offering her sympathy and condolences and then she addressed the court. Regardless of whats going on, youre still my child and I love you, she said, wiping away tears. Im going to be there for you. I raised a good child and I dont know what happened. I guess it was a choice of friends. Im sorry... Johnson sentenced Merritt to life for the felony murder of McConell and 20 years for attempted robbery of McConell. The 20-year sentence will run concurrently with the life sentence. Merritt was also sentenced to another life sentence for the attempted felony murder of Elijah Dunning, who was shot while sitting in the same vehicle. Merritt also received a minimum mandatory 20-year sentence on the attempted armed robbery charge against Dunning. Following court, Glover personally addressed the McConell family once again offering words of condolence. She and Jeanette McConell then hugged one another. MURDERContinued From 1Anoted that everyone in the county will have a ballot, even though its a primary election, because of the county attorney race. She said voters will use paper ballots and there will one touch screen voting machine The primary election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26. Polling sites will be opened from 7 a.m. 7 p.m. The books for the primary have already closed and those not registered will not be able to participate in the election. VOTINGContinued From 1A By SARAH LOFTUSsloftus@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City man was arrested Tuesday for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl, according to a Lake City Police Department arrest report. Michael Dwayne Byrd, 39, of 800 SE Church St., was booked into Columbia County Jail at 11:29 a.m. Tuesday for sexual assault to a victim more than 12 years old by coercing the victim by threat, force or violence likely to cause injury and child neglect without great harm, the report says. He remained in jail as of press time on a $60,000 bond. On Tuesday, LCPD went to the Lake City Medical Center in response to a call about a drugged teen. According to the report, the girl told LCPD that she came to the hospital because she didnt feel well. At about 6 a.m. that day, Byrd came to her house, picked her up and drove her back to his home. The victim said she and Byrd smoked marijuana together and that she snorted what she believed was cocaine, the report said. Byrd then brought her into a bedroom and told her to take her clothes off, according to the report. The girl told LCPD Byrd then forced himself on her, even though she had told him no. The victim reportedly told police he made her walk home after he had sex with her. She said she took more drugs given to her by Byrd until she felt sick and went to the hospital. According to the report, when LCPD asked Byrd about the girls allegations, he said he knew her but denied her version of events. Later, he reportedly said he had sold her drugs in the past. LCPD: Local man arrested for sexually assaulting 17-year-old Getting ready to go away to college? Take the Reporter with you.Subscribe to our E-edition at 386755-5445 Byrd command center. We continue to follow leads. Our law enforcement partners are working tirelessly, but at this time the search continues. Walker, 9, was last seen around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning in his Live Oak home on East Duval Street. He was wearing light blue shorts with darker pinstripes. He may have been wearing a light blue shirt. Walker has blond hair and blue eyes, is 4 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 87 pounds. He is autistic and non-communicative. Late Thursday afternoon authorities began draining a lake in Live Oak near Lee and Duval Streets. Its just a precautionary thing at this point, Andrews said. There is no indication Leo is in the lake. Authorities believe Walker may have climbed out of a window at his home and left the residence. He went missing from his familys home, Andrews said. His mother noticed him missing around 4 a.m. (Wednesday) and called 9-1-1 and the Live Oak Police Department responded immediately. Andrews said more than a dozen different law enforcement agencies are participating in the search and as well as civilian volunteers who joined the search Thursday. Search teams were expected to scour the area until 8 p.m. Thursday in hopes of finding Walker. Any civilian volunteers who would like to help in the effort to find Walker are asked to report to the Suwannee County Coliseum at 8 a.m. today. The search area may be expanded with additional manpower. The search area has been mainly focused around the residence about a five mile radius around where Leo disappeared, she said. As we continue to follow leads the search could take us throughout the entire city of Live Oak as well as surrounding Suwannee County. Andrews said Walker has autism and a limited vocabulary and advised anyone who may contact him or remember they may have seen him to immediately call 9-1-1. We are going to continue the search until this case is resolved; until all the questions have been answered and weve found Leo, she said, noting authorities have a plan to continue the search throughout the weekend. Anyone with information about Walker is asked to call the Suwannee County Sheriffs Office at (386) 362-2222, the Live Oak Police Dept. at (386) 362-7463 or the emergency operation center at (386) 3303501. MISSINGContinued From 1ACALL WITH TIPSAnyone with information about 9-year-old Leo Walker who went missing around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning is asked to call: Suwannee County Sheriffs Office at 386-3622222; Live Oak Police Department at 386-3627463; or emergency operation center at 386-330-3501 By SARAH LOFTUSsloftus@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City man was arrested for circulating counterfeit money Wednesday afternoon, Columbia County Sheriffs Office reports. Robert Terry Browne, 29, of 1423 SE Lanvale St., was arrested at 4 p.m. Wednesday. CCSO found a counterfeit $20 bill after searching Brownes car for marijuana in the parking lot of the Sunoco Gas Station at the corner of North U.S. Highway 441 and Interstate 10, arrest reports say. Octavious Larnard Dix, 40, of 267 NE Christie St., was also arrested in connection with the case. CCSO reported to the Sunoco at the corner of North U.S. Highway 441 and Interstate 10 after receiving an anonymous call about a suspicious vehicle. When CCSO Deputy Charles Vaughan reached the parking lot, he found a car matching the callers description with smoke coming from it. When Vaughan pulled up next to the white vehicle, Browne exited from the passenger door and put out what he was smoking. Upon approaching the man, Vaughan saw that he had a broken joint in his hand, according to the reports. Browne said he was the manager of the Sunoco and was just about to get off work, and that he was just smoking a joint to relax, reports say. Dix reportedly walked up to Vaughan and asked him why he was near his car. Vaughan then detained both Browne and Dix, according to the reports. When Vaughan searched Brownes vehicle, he found two bags filled marijuana, marijuana residue and drug paraphernalia, the reports say. A woman who had left the car earlier then returned and said that she was Brownes wife and wanted to drive away in the vehicle next to the one Browne had been in. She said she had to go to the bank to depos it the stores money but said she didnt work for the store, reports say. Vaughan realized that a drug deal had just taken place, and while searching the car she wanted to drive away in, he reportedly found a bank bag with money. There was a receipt in the bag for all of the money but $1,200. The woman said she got the $1,200 out of the store safe, which she said the owner allowed her to do, to bail her husband out of jail in case he went to jail, reports say. CCSO determined that together both bags of marijuana found in the car weighed 474 grams. According to the arrest reports, as CCSO counted the money from the money bag, Deputy Vaughan found a fake $20 bill. Both men were taken to Columbia County Detention Facility. Browne was charged with passing counterfeited money, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver it, possession of marijuana of more than 20 grams, possession of marijuana of less than 20 grams and possession or use of drug equipment. He has since been released on a $20,000 bond. Dix was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver it, possession of marijuana of more than 20 grams and possession or use of drug equipment, the reports says. Dix remains in jail as of press time on a $16,000 bond. Report: Fake $20, drugs found Browne Dix
Our endorsements for the Aug. 26 Columbia County primary election are the product of deliberations by the Lake City Reporter Editorial Board, which consists of Publisher Todd Wilson, Editor Robert Bridges and Controller Sue Brannon. Joel ForemanCounty AttorneyJoel Foreman is our recommendation for County Attorney. Foreman gets the nod because of his legal expe-rience in governmental affairs as the countys con-flict attorney. Whenever the current county attorney steps aside because of a conflict of interest, Foreman serves the county as his designated replacement. In these instances, he functions as the county attorney. This experience has prepared him well for taking on the elected post. Both candidates in this race are highly skilled, capable attorneys in their respective legal disci-plines. But Foreman has distinguished himself as the candidate best positioned for local gov-ernment service. He has served as town attorney of Glen St. Mary, as a code enforcement special mag-istrate, and as attorney for the economic development board in Columbia County. He also has served as forfeiture counsel to the Columbia County Sheriffs Office. Foreman is the right candidate, in our view, to fill the shoes of the long-serving current county attorney, who chose not to seek re-election. Marc KazmierskiCounty Commission District 2Marc Kazmierski is our recommendation for County Commission District 2. Its time for a change in District 2. We think Kazmierski, the challenger in a two-candidate race, will bring a new perspec-tive to county government, especially concerning meeting proce-dures. He is rightly concerned to see commis-sioners spending huge sums of money with no public discussion on the con-sent agenda. Sometimes this money was already approved at a previ-ous public meeting and what youre seeing is a simple procedural step. Sometimes its not that simple. Kazmierski points out that matters of real substance are often buried in the consent agenda and approved with no debate whatsoever. Kazmierski is a fiscal conservative who will look hard at any expenditure of taxpayer funds, and wont be afraid to say no if its questionable. With at least two bigticket items potentially on the horizon an $18 mil-lion proposed emergency radio system and a $35 million jail we need someone on the board to give careful thought to major expenditures that deserve more scrutiny. In our view, Kazmierski is the man to take on the tough issues that will face the county during the next four years. Toby WittCounty Commission District 4Toby Witt is our recommendation for County Commission District 4. Witt is a no-nonsense, stand-up candidate who knows the issues as well as most current commis-sioners. But it is clear he is not the establishments choice for this seat. He is not afraid to ask questions and speak his mind. Witt will think long and hard about spending taxpayers money on huge projects that could put us in debt for decades. Big expenditures could soon be in the works for the county to consider, including a proposed $18 million emergency radio system and a $35 million jail. Witt has serious questions about both. He also calls upon his experience running an emergency manage-ment firm with statewide reach to offer common-sense alter-natives. Witt isnt opposed to spending money when its necessary, but we feel confident he wont blindly buy into massive undertakings that might be accomplished another way or that we could sim-ply do without until the county is better able to afford it. Witt is articulate and capable of holding his own with anyone when it comes to matters of public policy. We believe he will follow what he sees as the right path. This is the third attempt at a county commission seat for Witt, who narrow-ly lost his bid in 2010. We think this is his year. Linard JohnsonSchool BoardDistrict 1Linard Johnson is our recommendation for School Board District 1. Johnson, a three-term incumbent, is smart, polished and knows school board pol-icy inside and out. Yet despite his long record of service he is just as enthu-siastic today about serving his constituents as when he first took office. Johnsons experience and expertise will be essential in helping the school district make the transition to the new Florida Standards in the post-FCAT age and all that entails. The shining moment of Johnsons current term came during a school board meeting last fall when he led the way in negotiating the districts annual dual enrollment agreement with Florida Gateway College. Johnson researched his position carefully and argued with elegant force to help craft a compromise that suited the district well. He was also instrumental in helping revise dis-trict policy on dual enroll-ment this year to ensure that highly motivated students can still obtain an associates degree by the time they graduate high school, provided they put in the considerable effort required. Johnson is a civics teacher who knows well the inner workings of local government, as well as the intricacies of local and state educational policy. He has served the students, parents and teach-ers of this district well. Some incumbents grow stale after a couple of terms or more. Not Johnson. District 1 would be wise to return him to office. Steve NelsonSchool BoardDistrict 3Steve Nelson is our recommendation for School Board District 3. Nelson, a three-term veteran of the board, has learned well during his 12 years in office. His wisdom will be vital in helping navigate the tricky waters of post-FCAT educational policy. Nelson rightly sees succession planning as an area of critical concern for local schools. At this moment we are left with precious little in-house experience should the need arise sud-denly for a replacement principal or other high-level administrator. Nelson also knows that a good or even a great teacher wont necessarily make a competent prin-cipal. They are two com-pletely different jobs. He understands the need to provide the right training for the right people to lead our schools into the future. Nelson has devoted much of his adult life to the educational well being of our public school stu-dents. He understands the districts massive fiscal budget and knows how to properly manage those taxpayer funds. Just earlier this week he was instrumental in helping craft a new dual enrollment policy that will ensure local students here have a fair chance at earn-ing an associates degree before graduating high school, provided theyre willing to work hard enough. Nelson has earned another four years in office. District 3 would do well to keep him in this seat. Adee FarmerCity CouncilDistrict 10Adee Farmer is our recommendation for City Council District 10. Change is long past due in this district. Far too many dissatisfied residents, all of whom tell the same story, complain that nothing gets done to address their com-munitys problems. From potholes to flooding to dangerous open ditches, they get promises come election season, but never the help they need once the ballots are counted. We see Adee Farmer as the man to end the cycle and finally begin making progress in this district. Farmer knows something about starting over. He was convicted of a drug-related felony in 1997 and sentenced to house arrest and probation. He completed his sentence in 2000 and has turned his life around since. Farmer has been employed by the Columbia County School District for the past seven years, where he works with at-risk youth at Challenge Learning Center. His mission now is to be a positive role model and help students learn from his past mistakes. He also works as a recreational volunteer at the Richardson Community Center and spends time coaching Pop Warner football in Lake City as well. He makes a difference daily in the lives of the children he mentors. The incumbent in this race is completing his fourth term. To date, he has proven effective at little more than winning elections. Farmer lost the race for this seat in 2010. For the sake of the residents of District 10, we can only hope the results are differ-ent this time. George WardCity CouncilDistrict 14George Ward is our recommendation for City Council District 14. Ward is well-versed in city policy and procedure, and knows how to get things done. Not just for District 14, but for the city as a whole. One of our top priorities for the city is continued focus on Lake City Gateway Airport. City offi-cials secured a $6.4 million federal grant to widen and upgrade the taxiway so as to make Lake City more attractive to cargo traffic. We hope to see additional significant progress on that front in the next four years. Ward is a tireless champion of business and com-merce, and knows what to do to help bring jobs to the struggling Lake City economy. He has served well for four terms and, in our view, deserves another turn in office. OPINION Friday, August 15, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com 4ALETTERS TO THE EDITOR 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 The Reporter recommends OUR OPINION LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: email@example.comTo the Editor:I am absolutely appalled at what is going on in Columbia High School. In the first place, why are we taxpayers paying for high school kids to get FREE AA college degrees? Ive always thought parents paid for their kids college education. When did it change? And whats more appalling you are letting kids go out to Florida Gateway College, take courses and get Ds and Fs on our taxpayers money. What planet is Columbia County High School living on? Lets stop feeding, clothing and paying for college degrees and give these kids a high school education on our tax dollar. Mary BeatyLake City4AOPINIONFree college degrees appalling Foreman Witt Nelson Kazmierski Johnson Ward Farmer
Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY FRIDAY & SATURDAY AUGUST 1516, 2014 5A Vicki Lea Bahr Ms. Vicki Lea Bahr, 54, of Lake City passed away on July 10, 2014 at the Lake City Medical Center after an extended illness. She was a long time resident of Jacksonville and a 1978 gradu ate of Terry Parker High School. A memorial service for Ms. Bahr will be conducted on Saturday August 16, 2014 at 11 A.M. in the chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home in Lake City. The family will receive friends afterward at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9056 SW SR 47 Lake City, Fl. 32024. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. MARION AVE, LAKE CIT y, 32025. Please sign the online guestbook at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com Eunice May Pope Ms. Eunice May Pope, 86, died at her home in Lake City, on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Eunice was born August 24, 1927 in New Burnside, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Dawn Pope. She is survived by two children: Mi chael (Donna) Pope, Blairsville, Georgia, Eric Pope of Lake City; three grandchildren; one great grandson; and one sister, Fern (Paul) Rauch of Spokane, Wash ington. Memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to ICS CREMA TION & FUNERAL HOME.www.icsfuneralservices.comObituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified depart ment at 752-1293. OBITUARIES Q To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.COMMUNITY CALENDAR JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterIn search of something goodA heron is seen looking for food while at a retention pond at Southside Sports Complex on Wednesday. Club RegistrationThe Boys and Girls Club of Columbia County is now registering for the fall session which will run from Aug. 18 through Oct. 18 Children 6-14 are eligible to attend. Transportation is offered from all elementary and middle schools. The club offers a variety of activities, including a homework room and computers. Cost for the nine-week session is $160. Call 752-4184 for more information. Or visit the club at 279 NE Jones Way.Mat/Frame WorkshopBranford Camera Club will hold a Mat and Frame Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 21 at Hatch Park Community Center, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, at 6:30 p.m. A representative from Harmons Photo Labs in Gainesville will be the guest speaker. Sample pieces of mat board and small mat cutters will be available to offer hands-on experience. The work shop is free and open to the public. Entry applica tions for the Fall Photo Show and Branford Camera Club Membership Applications will be available at the meeting. For more information, call Carolyn Hogue at 386-935-2044. Save the date: Thursday, September 18 will be Macro Photography, hosted by Susan Watson and Bill Kosty, followed by a Field Macro Photography Workshop on Saturday, September 20.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. 6-7 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 cloth ing) at the vacant parking lot across from LCPD, 225 NW Main Blvd, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.Artists Wanted for ExhibitionThe Live Oak Artists Guild, in partnership with the Suwannee River Regional Library, will be pre senting their annual fine arts exhibition September 8-19. Artists age 18 or older are eligible. Application Deadline: Applications and with an entry fee of $25 for members or $35 for non-members must be submitted by August 22. A photo or digital image must be submitted with the application. Applications are available at The Frame Shop & Gallery and the Suwannee River Regional Library. Or, artists may download/print the application from our blog: http://theloag.blogspot.com/. If you have any ques tions, please contact Glinda Pennock at 386-364-9363. Awards: Autumn Artfest 2014 awards will be deter mined by the entries and donations received. A mini mum of $3000 will be awarded. Artwork selected for these awards will be exhibited at a special Featured Exhibition at the Suwannee River Regional Library.EVENTS COMING UP Aug. 15Farmers MarketThe Live Oak farmers market is open Fridays from 12-6 p.m. at John H Hale Park, 215 NE Duval Street.12-step groupA 12-step addiction recov ery group meets every Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Community Revival Center, 244 NE Patterson Ave. in Lake City. For infor mation call 867-6288. Aug. 16Fishing ReefsHorseshoe Beach artifi cial reef developer Charlie Fornaciara, project manag er for Dixie County, is host ing a workshop on the new fishing reefs on Horseshoe Beach. The workshop will consist of a short film, loca tion of the new reefs, and projected reefs. He will answer questions after the presentation, give handouts and provide GPS coordi nates. 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 infor mation or more details, call 352-498-5405.Habitat WorkdayHabitat for Humanity of Lake City is having a workday on Saturday, Aug. 16 and next Saturday, Aug. 23 at 8 a.m. The house location is 117 SE Jeremy Place. Please bring paint brushes to help caulk and paint.Aug. 18SCORE WorkshopA SCORE Entrepreneurs 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. 19Art League MeetingThe monthly meet ing of the Art League of North Florida will held on Tuesday, August 19 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 fel lowship, dinner, program, and business meeting. The program speaker will dis cuss his experiences with nature photography.Aug. 20Early LearningThe Early Learning Coalition of Floridas 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 CadetThe 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, fit ness, and self-discipline. An informational meet ing 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 386-758-6888 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 fer tilizer needs. Learn what to plant now, next month, and through the fall/win ter. The class is free and no registration is needed.Suicide GriefRecognizing the Symptoms and Signs of Suicide will be offered to the public on Thursday, August 21 at 2 p.m. at the Wings Education Center, 857 SW Main Blvd. The workshop, facilitated by Jan Green, MSW LMHC will offer an overview of ways to cope with Suicide Grief. This workshop is provided as a community service and is offered to all at no charge. For informa tion or to register contact Vicki Myers at 755-7714 Ext. 2411 or 866-642-0962.Aug. 25American 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 daugh ter (age 5-18) to experience new challenges, serve oth ers 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 chil dren 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.Aug. 27Q&ARep. Ted Yoho (R-Gainesville) announc es mobile office hours at Lake City City Hall, 205 N Marion Ave., hosted by his local constituent advocates on August 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Aug. 28Nursing HomeIf you are concerned about how to pay for nurs ing home for yourself or your loved ones, Teresa Byrd Morgan will hold an informative workshop on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. Seating is limited and registration is required. Call Shana Miller at 386-755-1977 to RSVP.Sept. 6Anniversary Party Jerry Randolph Kemp I and Patricia Riley Kemp request your company at a 50th wedding anniversary and vow renewal celebra tion on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at Gateway Baptist Church, 3252 SW State Road 247. A reception will follow at the same location. At the couples request, no gifts please. Sept. 7Grief ShareGrief Share, a nonde nominational group fea turing biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics, will begin meeting Sunday afternoons starting Sept. 7 from 4-5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at First United Methodist Church, 973 S. Marion Ave. There will be a special session on November 23, Surviving the Holidays. This is open to the community and no charge. Call Rev. Jeff Tate at 752-4488.Sept. 11Early LearningThe Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway Inc. will have a Program Quality Committee meeting Thursday, Sept. 11 at 3:00 p.m. at 1104 SW Main Blvd. Call Stacey DePratter at 386-752-9770 for more.Sept. 18Early LearningThe Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Gateway Inc. will have an executive/finance com mittee meeting Thursday, Sept. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at 1104 SW Main Blvd. Call Stacey DePratter at 386-752-9770 for more.VolunteerShands LakeShoreThe Auxiliary at Shands Lake Shore Hospital is looking volunteers of all shapes and sizes. With its new regime, the Auxiliary is able to offer a variety of opportunities for volun teers willing to donate just four hours of their time each week. Of course, you may volunteer as many hours as youd like. Whether its filing paperwork, working on the computer, driving the golf cart, or working in the kitchen, theres a space for you. If you are 18 or older and would like a volunteer opportunity, stop by the gift shop to pick up an application or call 386-292-8000 x 21216 to receive an application by mail. Gift shop hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday stays open until 8 p.m.United WayUnited Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volun teers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Centers Information Center during disasters. These volunteers serve as the link between the county emergency man agement offices and the public when the EOC is activated for disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic organi zation should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Valley long-term recovery coordina tor, at 752-5604, ext. 101.Hospice of CitrusHospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast is searching for individu als who are interested in volunteering in the Suwannee, Columbia, Hamilton and Lafayette areas. Volunteers are needed to provide gen eral office support and non-medical assistance to patients and their fam ilies. Hospice volunteers can provide services such as: telephone calls, socialization, light meal preparation, shopping or errands and staff ing information booths at seasonal festivals. Specialized training will be provided. To volunteer for Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, con tact Volunteer Manager Lynda Schladant at 386-755-7714 or email: lschladant@hospiceofcit rus.org.
FAITH & VALUES Friday & Saturday, August 15 & 16, 2014 www.lakecityreporter.com 6A E very student of the Word knows the story of Moses leading the children of Israel out of bondage. The goal was for Moses to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land. It was a short journey. Because of the Israelites lack of faith, not believing God, they would not go to possess the land. All those over the age of 20 (except two) died, while they wandered 40 years in the wilderness. 1 Corinthians 10:5 tells us that most of their bodies were scattered in the wil derness. The travails of the Israelites are an example for the Church today. If you want to know how God acts toward sin, just look at the Israelites in the wilderness. 1 Corinthians 10:6 says, Now these things (talking about the travails of the Israelites in the wilderness) became our example, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. Again in verse 11, Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. I believe that the Church Age is quickly coming to a close. Its time for us to cross over and possess the victory that God wants us to have. We have been wandering in the wilderness for many years waiting for God to do something great. Dont we know that the great thing God wants to do is through us? We, the born again believers, are the representatives of God on earth. He has indwelt us with the sweet Holy Spirit; and John wrote in 1 John 4:4, You are of God, little children and have overcome them, because He who is in you is great er than he who is in the world. God has set over every local church a leader; a pastor to lead the flock. And it is time for them to start leading the people to the promised land. When God established Joshua as the one to take the place of Moses, He told him that as He was with Moses, He would also be with Joshua and would not leave him or forsake him (Joshua 1:5). God told Joshua four times to be strong and of good courage. The same is true for the pastors today. Too many are too weak-kneed to stand up for the truth of Gods Word, so they let the people in the church that are not right with God dictate how the church goes. Its high time for the pastors to take up their role. They need to warn the people that, as God told Joshua, Whoever reb els against your command and does not heed your words, in all that you com mand him, shall be put to death. Only be strong and of good courage (Joshua 1:18). A pastor who does not take the responsibility of leadership that God has given him will be in sad shape when he stands before God at the Judgment Seat of Christ. If he would just look at the example of the Israelites as God asks us to do, he would see the victory is ours. It is God that fights the battles for us. We just have to be willing to go the Promised Land is ours. Those who have a pas tor that will not lead you need to seek God and ask Him to send you one that will lead your church. Remember church, the pastor leads but you have the responsibility to follow his lead as long as he is following Christ. Now its time for the Church to cross over BIBLE STUDIES Hugh Sherrillemsemail@example.com Q Hugh G. Sherrill, Pastor Philippi Baptist Church1444 County Road 18 T he recent death of Robin Williams has brought the subject of suicide to cen ter stage. Depressed and feeling alone, Williams apparently hanged him self. Few of us are untouched by such trage dy. I have had family and friends who have ended their own lives, and there are those we hear about or read about. What was once a rare event seems to be happening more, and it makes one wonder. The subject itself stirs the emotions, especially when it affects someone we are close to, making it difficult to think about it clearly. People take their own lives for different rea sons. Some suffer from chronic, debilitating pain from injury or disease from which there is no remedy and they seek relief. Others feel they have failed those they love, or think they cannot face a sudden reversal of fortune. Some expe rience deep depression from failed relationships, chemical imbalances, and some depression is rooted in spiritual conflict. There are some who say anyone who takes his or her own life is damned, but I am reticent to agree. Typically, suicide is a per manent solution to a tem porary problem, but I can see where someone in the grip of profound pain, be it physical, emotional, or spiritual, may be deceived and driven into thinking death is the only option. The Scriptures record only a handful of instances of those who die by their own hand, and the sub ject is not addressed directly anywhere in the Bible. But that does not mean we are left com pletely in the dark. While suicide is not an act of faith, and is a prod uct of sin, it is not neces sarily damnable, because we have a merciful and understanding God. Hell is not the default desti nation, but neither can we say heaven is assured to the one who takes his own life. So where does that leave us? After God reveals to Abraham He is about to investigate the out cry from Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham, pos sibly aware his nephew Lot and his family reside in Sodom, asks God, Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Abraham, employing a rhetorical question, assures God he knows He will do what is right. Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly? The Judge of all the earth is the God who knows the hearts of all men. Those who take their own lives have crossed into eter nity, and there is nothing we can say or do to help or hurt them. Their fate will not be determined by what you or I think, or believe, or do. They are now in the hands of the Holy One who fully understands all the factors involved in each decision and will do what is right for each. I am comforted and confident in knowing He is the final Judge who will always do what is just.A Biblical perspective on the tragedy of suicideCHRISTIAN CONCEPTS Gary Kingwaywordpastor@yahoo.com Q Gary B. King is the pastor of WayWord Ministries here in Lake City. He welcomes com-ments and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. While suicide is not an act of faith, and is a product of sin, it is not necessarily damnable, because we have a merciful and understanding God.
AnnouncementChurch AvailableThere is a church available for a nondenominational pastor and congregation. Call Rita Townsend at 386-752-5267 if interested.Aug. 16Walk to Emmaus The Suwannee Valley Emmaus Community will host a Walk to Emmaus service on Saturday, August 16. The program will be held at the Wellborn United Methodist Church on County Road 137. A potluck supper starts at 6 p.m. in the churchs Fellowship Hall. The program will begin in the sanctuary after the meal. There will be information for anyone who wishes to attend an Emmaus Weekend, which is held in Jacksonville twice a year. For additional information about the event, contact Rev. Dr. Everett L. Parker at 386688-1358.Gospel SingAngel Ministries of Lake City, Inc., 443 N Marion Ave., will host an appreciation musical service for the fifth anniversary of DND Gospel Singers of Mayo. The program will be Saturday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. No ticket required. Call 386-7581886 for more.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. 17Church HomecomingPine Grove Baptist Church will have its homecoming on Aug. 17 at 10:45 a.m. Lunch will be served after the service.Andrews FamilyBerea Baptist Church, 162 SW Ridge Road, will host the Andrews Family Band on Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.Gods Not DeadWellborn Church of God, 3330 US Hwy 90, Wellborn, will show Gods Not Dead on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. Call Pastor Cobb at 386-623-1348 for more.HomecomingParkview Baptist Church, 268 NW Lake Jeffery Road, will have its 60th Anniversary Homecoming on Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Doyle Bell will present the message. There will be a covered-dish luncheon in the Fellowship Hall following the service. There will be no Sunday School or evening Worship Service that day.Church AnniversaryNew Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 550 NE Martin Luther King St., will celebrate its 146th Church Anniversary on Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. Pastor Lantz G. Mills will speak. Church AnniversarySweet Home Baptist Church will host a church and pastor anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 3:30 p.m. Guest minister Rev. VIC Givens will speak. The church is located at CR 25A in White Springs. Call 3971404 for more.Family & Friends DayAngel Community Outreach, 443 N Marion Ave., will hold its annu al family and friends day service on Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. Service speaker will be Pastor Rosa Bryant of the Pentecostal Coming of Christ Church in Fort White. Call 386-758-1886 for more.Men Day ProgramSt. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 222 Oosterhoudt Lane, will have a 2nd Men Day Program on Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The morning speaker will be Rev. Alvin L. Greene and the afternoon speaker will be Rev. Donnell Sanders of Fort White.Aug. 20RevivalNew Bethlehem Baptist Church of Live Oak will have its annual revival service on Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The community is invited. Guest speaker will be Michael Warren of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Apopka. Call James Perry at 386-6880821 for more.Aug. 31Fellowship MeetingWellborn Church of God, 3330 US Hwy 90, will have a fellowship meeting on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Clyde Ford of the White Springs Church of God. Call Pastor Cobb at 386-623-348 for more.Sept. 14School of SupernaturalChrist 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 opportunities 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 minis try experience, will be the headmaster 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.OngoingCommunity OutreachMinistry Pointing People to Christ meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 284 SW Beech Street. The public is invited. Call Essie Wilson at 386-755-1483 for more information.New BeginningsNew Beginnings of Life Church, 184 SW Windswept Glen, hosts a bible study each Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The study, written by John Bevere, is entitled The Bait of Satan, and helps bring people out of hurt and deception into victory. Cost for the workbook is $13.19. Call 386-755-3677 for more.Souls HarborSouls Harbor Church of God in Christ, 901 NE Lake Drive, will have Bible study each Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (386) 7527811.Philippi BaptistPhilippi Baptist Church has Bible Study at 10 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. We are studying in the book of Revelation at this time. The church is located at 1444 SE County Road 18, Lake City. You may call Pastor Hugh Sherrill at 386-365-0817 for more information.Womens Bible studyA womens Bible study class will be held each Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Class Extension of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 436 SW McFarlane Ave. All denominations are welcome. For more information, call Esther at (386) 752-9909. Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER FAITH & VALUES FRIDAY & SATURDAY AUGUST 1516, 2014 7A ADMISSION IS FREE VOTED TOP 10 TOYLAND IN USAOpen: Mon-Sat 9-5 & Sun 10-5COME SEE AND ADOPT OUR EXCLUSIVES AVAILABLE ONLY AT BABYLAND AND ON OUR WEBSITE.300 N.O.K. Drive, Cleveland, GA 30528 706-865-2171 www.cabbagepatchkids.com f : Cabbage Patch Kids Fan Page T : @cpkusa 2014 O.A.A., Inc. Ready or not, the back-to-school bells are beginning to ring. The slower pace of summer comes to a close, and as parents, we face the task of preparing our children for the challenges of the upcoming year: buying new supplies, getting bedtimes back into practice and meeting the new teacher. Thinking back to our own school days may remind us of something important that we too often overlook as parents: our kids may begin school with some real anxiety about what the year will hold. As adults, it can be easy to get caught up in adult problems such as work, paying bills, etc. and tend to brush off any fears our kids may have as unimportant or even silly. To your children, these issues are as real as any you may be facing. If your children seem less than thrilled about going back to school, ask some questions. Are you looking forward to seeing your friends? Are you nervous about how hard the work will be? What do you think about your new teacher? What do you hope will (or will not) happen this year? Listen to how your children answer these and other questions, and respond with encouragement. Proverbs 12:25 gives great insight: An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. Helping your child bring their fears out into the open will not only make them less fearful, it will also help them understand how to deal with their feelings in a positive way. Commit to checking in with your children on a regular basis, asking questions to draw out their feelings. One great daily practice is intentional goodbyes and hellos. It works like this: every morning before your child heads off to school, encourage them about the day, no matter how stressful the morning has been or how hard it was to wake them up, make sure that you part ways on a positive note: I love you, have a great day! or I know you will do great on your test! It works the same way when you reunite at the end of the day; make sure to take a few moments to ask about the day, especially if their heart looks weighed down. Dont get discouraged if they dont open right up and talk. Give it time and practice. Keep asking and keep encouraging. Our children have their own giants to face, and we want to make sure they know we are in their corner, because every heart matters.Helping your family handle back-to-school anxietiesHEART MATTERS Angie Landangieland3@windstream.net Heart Matters is a weekly column written by Angie Land, director of the Family Life Ministries of the Lafayette Baptist Association, where she teaches bible studies, leads marriage and family conferences, and oers biblical counseling to individuals, couples and families. To submit your Church Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at 754-0424 or by email at email@example.com.CHURCH CALENDARDo you know well the story of the valley of dry bones from Ezekiel 37? I didnt until I recently listened to a sermon on it. But wow was I in awe of our Gods prophetic nature and how he used Old Testament happenings to show us what life should be like today. Let me explain. In Ezekiel 37, God leads the protagonist (Ezekiel) by the hand into a valley of dry bones human bones. God asks the question, Can these bones live? A resounding YES was heard from the audience in the recorded sermon. I could imagine the pastor smirking as he read the next verse. The answer Ezekiel gives is not yes but, knowing God is all-powerful and most likely has a lesson up his sovereign sleeve, he instead answers, Lord, you alone know. In response to his answer, God tells Ezekiel to prophesy to the bones, saying, Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord. Even before he was done speaking, Ezekiel began to hear a clacking noise and a rattling sound. Bones began shaking on the dry valley ground, moving towards one another and joining up with other bones. Imagine that sight. What once was just thousands of dry human bones were now connecting to form skeletons the ankle bone connected to the leg bone, the leg bone connected to the knee bone. You know how it goes. Not only that, but as the skeletons began to form, then tendons began to connect the bones to each other, and flesh appeared. Skin now covered the skeletons. A valley of death had formed into what looked like a valley of life. The only catch? Ezekiel tells us in verse 8: But there was no breath in them. And heres where my eyes opened to the way God uses His scriptures. Things in our life friendships, our work, our marriage, our spiritual lives can look like they are fully alive, but in all actuality be fully dead. Without the breath without the Spirit were dead men walking. So what happened next? The Lord gave them breath. Verse 9 says, Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live. When the Spirit of Life came on these dead piles of bone, death was turned into life. Destruction became resurrection. And decay became a vast army. Read in verse 10: So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet a vast army. When we receive the Spirit of Life, the Spirit that gives us breath and awakens us from death to live, we stand up on our feet, just like the oncedry bones did. And when we stand up on our feet, we dont stand for ourselves. Dry bones became a vast army for the Lord. What is dead in our lives once given life from the Spirit can, too, become a vast army for the Lord. Marriages can be strengthened, friendships can be mended, our souls can be refreshed as we stand together and prepare to battle for the Lord.Standing up as a vast army for God Emily Lawsonelawson@lakecityreporter.com Emily Lawson is the Associate Editor of the Lake City Reporter.
lot of walking. The roughly 15 stu dents Couey and OHearn showed around are only a few of CHSs incoming freshmen. The other members of student government showed around the rest of the students at orientation. This years freshmen class has 541 students, roughly 50 more than typical CHS freshmen classes, Jonathan Jordan, the assistant principal of guidance, said. Most of the schools previous freshmen classes have had 475-500 students, he said. Tosha Feagle, whos son Braxton is one of the incoming freshmen, said she remembers always hearing that his grade was a big class, starting around the time he was in third grade. I always remember hearing about the third grade bunch, she said. But she doesnt know the reason for the larger class. Braxton Feagle said he isnt nervous about the size of the school. Im nervous for him, Tosha Feagle said. Even though she attended CHS herself, she said the sheer size of the school now makes her anxious. Nick Jerome, a 15-yearold incoming CHS freshman, also said the size of the school makes him nervous. Its so big, he said. I cant even imagine going to college. Savannah Johnson, 14, said her biggest fear is getting lost, but her tour guides, OHearn and Couey, assured her and her new classmates theyll quickly learn the layout of the school. While Johnsons a bit nervous for the first day, overall, shes excited about starting high school. The people are more mature, she said. The overall number of students attending CHS this year is much larger than normal as well, Jordan said. Last August, CHS had 1,775 students when the school year started. This year, current enrollment is at 1,964 and is still going up as students continue to transfer in. By the beginning of September, CHS could have as many as 2,000 students, he said. The higher enrollment is due to a large number of transfer students this year. The school has had an influx of students from Hamilton County after high schools there received poor school grades, he said. On Thursday at 10 a.m., freshmen and their parents filled the auditorium, with more than 500 people in attendance, to listen to Principal Todd Widergren and the schools assistant principals speak. From 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday was the upperclassmen parent and student orientation. At the freshman orientation, Widergren told the students that their pasts dont matter. When they walk in the door early Monday morning, theyll have a chance to start over. Teachers wont know if theyve gotten in trouble or struggled in classes before. This is a brand new day for you, he said. The sky is the limit. But what goes along with the new freedoms of high school is a lot of responsibility and choice, Widergren told the students and their parents. Everything you do from day one counts, he said. The grades students get in high school will affect whether they can go to college, which colleges theyll get into and what jobs theyll get after graduation, Widergren said. He also encouraged students to be thought ful about the friends they make because who you hang out with will influence you, he said. He also talked about the schools relatively new cell phone policy, which started last August. Students are allowed to use their phones and listen to music with one earbud in during lunch and in between classes. Cell phone use during class is determined by individual teachers. While students wont ever be allowed to ever use their phones for texting, social media or games during class, they may be allowed to use them for educational purposes, he said. Chester Nordmeyer, CHSs 2-D art teacher, said hell let students use their phones to look up pictures for art projects. If everybody is looking through magazines for images and a student is looking for something thats not in a magazine, that student can use his or her phone to find it, he said. Widergren said he, along with the teachers and other administrators, came up with this policy last year to allow students to have more freedom, and it worked well. Instead of keeping students from their cell phones, were finding ways to allow students to use them in beneficial ways, he said. Jerome said knowing hell be allowed to use his cell phone during breaks in the day already makes him feel like more of an adult. But while freshmen may feel like adults as they begin high school, Widergren and the assistant principals talked to parents about their important role in their childrens education. Parents need to stay involved, he said. They can use the schools online portal system to check their students grades and even to see teachers lesson plans. Many CHS teachers have their own websites as well, so Widergren said he encourages parents to look at those. Weve got to form that partnership, he said. Assistant Principal of student affairs Terri Thomas talked about the new districtwide motto, Every child, every seat, every day. Students, its imperative that you be in school every day in order to be successful, she told them during the orientation. Widergren said he asks for the parents help in this. The students that are here do great, he said. We have great teachers, but we cant teach them if theyre not here. As freshman orientation came to a close around noon, students sat in their homerooms with their tour guides and homeroom teachers, getting some of the last pieces of advice theyll get before Monday. Welcome to high school, Nordmeyer told his homeroom class. 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SCOREBOARD SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today AUTO RACING Noon FS1 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Pure Michigan 400 1:30 p.m. FS1 NASCAR, Truck Series, practice for Careers for Veterans 200 3 p.m. FS1 NASCAR, Truck Series, final practice for Careers for Veterans 200 4:30 p.m. FS1 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Pure Michigan 400 BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 Lightweights, Rustam Nugaev (27-6-1) vs. Denis Shafikov (33-1-1), at Santa Ynez, Calif. GOLF 9:30 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Made in Denmark, second round, part II 12:30 p.m. TGC LPGA, Wegmans Championship, second round 3 p.m. TGC PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, second round 6:30 p.m. TGC Champions Tour, Dicks Sporting Goods Open, first round (same-day tape) 8:30 p.m. TGC USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, quarterfinal matches (same-day tape) ESPN World Series, Vancouver, B.C. vs. Guadalupe, Mexico 3 p.m. ESPN World Series, Philadelphia vs. Nashville 5 p.m. ESPN2 World Series, Tokyo vs. Maracaibo, Venezuela 8 p.m. ESPN World Series, Pearland, Texas vs. Cumberland, R.I. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. WGN Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets 7:30 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Oakland at Atlanta or Seattle at Detroit (7 p.m.) NFL FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. NFL Philadelphia at New England 10:30 p.m. NFL San Diego at Seattle (joined in progress) SOCCER 9 p.m. NBCSN MLS, Philadelphia at Houston TENNIS 11 a.m. ESPN2 ATP World Tour/WTA, Western & Southern Open, mens and womens quarterfinals 7 p.m. ESPN2 ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, mens quarterfinals Saturday AUTO RACING 8:30 a.m. ESPN2 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Pure Michigan 400 9:30 a.m. ESPN2 NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Childrens Hospital 200 FS1 NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Careers for Veterans 200 11 a.m. ESPN2 NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Happy Hour Series, final practice for Pure Michigan 400 12:30 p.m. FS1 NASCAR, Truck Series, Careers for Veterans 200 2:45 p.m. ESPN NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Childrens Hospital 200 8 p.m. NBCSN IndyCar, pole qualifying for Wisconsin 250 (same-day tape) 11 p.m. ESPN2 NHRA, qualifying for Lucas Oil Nationals (same-day tape) BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN Mens national teams, exhibition, Brazil vs. United States BOXING 9 p.m. SHO Champion Omar Figueroa Jr. (23-0-1) vs. Daniel Estrada (32-2-1), for WBC lightweight title; champion Sakio Bika (32-5-3) vs. Anthony Dirrell (26-0-1), for WBC super middleweight title; champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1) vs. Kell Brook (32-0-0), for IBF welterweight title, at Carson, Calif. 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Dodgers or Cincinnati at Colorado (games joined in progress) MOTORSPORTS 5 p.m. NBCSN AMA Motocross, Indiana National, at Crawfordsville (same-day tape) NFL FOOTBALL 4 p.m. NFL Green Bay at St. Louis 7 p.m. NFL Baltimore at Dallas SOCCER 7:40 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Swansea at Manchester United 9:55 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Everton at Leicester City 12:30 p.m. NBC Premier League, Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace, at London (same-day tape) 2:30 p.m. NBCSN MLS, Seattle at Real Salt Like TENNIS 1 p.m., 7 p.m. ESPN2 ATP World Tour/WTA, Western & Southern Open, womens and mens semifinals, at CincinnatiBASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 69 50 .580 Toronto 63 59 .516 7New York 61 58 .513 8 Tampa Bay 59 61 .492 10 Boston 54 65 .454 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Kansas City 65 54 .546 Detroit 64 54 .542 Cleveland 60 60 .500 5 Chicago 57 64 .471 9Minnesota 54 65 .454 11 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 73 47 .608 Los Angeles 70 49 .588 2 Seattle 65 55 .542 8 Houston 50 71 .413 23 Texas 47 73 .392 26 Todays Games Baltimore (W.Chen 12-4) at Cleveland (Kluber 13-6), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Paxton 2-0) at Detroit (Porcello 13-7), 7:08 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 10-8) at Boston (Buchholz 5-7), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (McCarthy 4-1) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 7-6), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Hammel 1-4) at Atlanta (A.Wood 8-9), 7:35 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 12-4) at Texas (N.Martinez 2-8), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (D.Duffy 7-10) at Minnesota (Nolasco 5-7), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Stroman 7-3) at Chicago White Sox (Noesi 6-8), 8:10 p.m. Saturdays Games N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m.Baltimore at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.Seattle at Detroit, 7:08 p.m.Houston at Boston, 7:10 p.m.Kansas City at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.Oakland at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 65 53 .551 Atlanta 61 59 .508 5 Miami 59 61 .492 7 New York 57 64 .471 9 Philadelphia 53 68 .438 13 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 66 55 .545 Pittsburgh 64 56 .533 1 St. Louis 63 56 .529 2 Cincinnati 60 60 .500 5 Chicago 52 67 .437 13 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 69 53 .566 San Francisco 63 57 .525 5 San Diego 57 62 .479 10 Arizona 52 68 .433 16 Colorado 46 74 .383 22 Todays Games Pittsburgh (Morton 5-11) at Washington (Roark 11-7), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 2-8) at Miami (Hand 2-4), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 7-9) at N.Y. Mets (Za.Wheeler 7-8), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Hammel 1-4) at Atlanta (A.Wood 8-9), 7:35 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 11-10) at St. Louis (Lynn 12-8), 8:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 14-6) at Colorado (F.Morales 5-6), 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee (J.Nelson 2-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 12-8), 10:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 6-6) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 13-9), 10:15 p.m. Saturdays Games Philadelphia at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:05 p.m.Arizona at Miami, 7:10 p.m.Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.Oakland at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.San Diego at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.Cincinnati at Colorado, 8:10 p.m.Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Little League WORLD SERIES At South Williamsport, Pa. UNITED STATES GREAT LAKES, Chicago; MIDATLANTIC, Philadelphia; MIDWEST, Rapid City, S.D.; NEW ENGLAND, Cumberland, R.I.; NORTHWEST, Lynnwood, Wash.; SOUTHEAST, Nashville, Tenn.; SOUTHWEST, Pearland, Texas; WEST, Las Vegas INTERNATIONAL ASIA-PACIFIC, Seoul, South Korea; AUSTRALIA, Perth; CANADA, Vancouver, B.C.; CARIBBEAN, Humacao, Puerto Rico; EUROPE & AFRICA, Brno, Czech Republic; JAPAN, Tokyo; LATIN AMERICA, Maracaibo, Venezuela; MEXICO, Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon (Double elimination) Thursday Seoul 10, Brno 3Game 2: Chicago vs. Lynnwood (n)Game 3: Perth vs. Humacao (n)Game 4: Las Vegas vs. Rapid City (n) Today Game 5: Vancouver vs. Guadalupe, 1 p.m. Game 6: Philadelphia vs. Nashville, 3 p.m. Game 7: Tokyo vs. Maracaibo, 5 p.m.Game 8: Pearland vs. Cumberland, 8 p.m. Saturday Game 9: Brno vs. Loser G3, NoonGame 10: Loser G2 vs. Loser G4, 2 p.m. Game 11: Loser G5 vs. Loser G7, 5 p.m. Game 12: Loser G6 vs. Loser G8, 7 p.m.FOOTBALLNFL preseason Today 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.AUTO RACINGRace week SPRINT CUP PURE MICHIGAN 400 Site: Brooklyn, Michigan.Schedule: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 4:30-6 p.m.); Saturday, practice (ESPN2, 11 a.m.-noon); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (ESPN, noon-4:30 p.m.). Track: Michigan International Speedway (oval, 2.0 miles). Race distance: 400 miles, 200 laps. NATIONWIDE NATIONWIDE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL 200 Site: Lexington, Ohio.Schedule: Today, practice; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 9:30-11 a.m.), race, 2:45 p.m. (ESPN, 2:30-6 p.m.). Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (road course, 2.258 miles). Race distance: 203.22 miles, 90 laps. CAMPING WORLD TRUCK CAREERS FOR VETERANS 200 Site: Brooklyn, Michigan.Schedule: Today, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 3-4:30 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 9:30-11 a.m.), race, 12:30 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, noon-2:30 p.m.). Track: Michigan International Speedway (oval, 2.0 miles). Race distance: 200 miles, 100 laps. VERIZON INDYCAR ABC SUPPLY WISCONSIN 250 Site: West Allis, Wisconsin.Schedule: Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 8-9 p.m.); Sunday, race, 3:50 p.m. (NBC Sports Network, 3-6 p.m.). Track: Milwaukee Mile (oval, 1.0 mile).Race distance: 250 miles, 250 laps.Next race: Grand Prix of Sonoma, Sonoma Raceway, Aug. 24, Sonoma, California. Online: http:// www.indycar.com NHRA LUCAS OIL NATIONALS Site: Brainerd, Minnesota.Schedule: Today, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.); Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 9 p.m.midnight). Track: Brainerd International Raceway. 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 & 16, 20142BSPORTS FRIDAY EVENING AUGUST 15, 2014 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Wipeout Bachelors try to impress Jill. Shark Tank (DVS) (:01) 20/20 News at 11Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-IND 4 4 4News4JAX at 6PMNews4JAXEntertainment Ton.Inside Edition (N) Love-RaymondRules/EngagementBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryThe 10 OClock News (N) News4JAXArsenio Hall 5-PBS 5 -WUFT News at 6Nightly BusinessPBS NewsHour (N) Washington WeekCharlie RoseReturn to Downton Abbey 30 Days to a Younger Heart With Dr. Steven Masley, MD 7-CBS 7 47 47Action News JaxCBS Evening NewsJudge Judy Two and Half MenCSI: Crime Scene InvestigationHawaii Five-0 Hoi Hou Blue Bloods Righting Wrongs Action News JaxLetterman 9-CW 9 17 17Meet the BrownsMeet the BrownsHouse of PayneHouse of PayneMasters of IllusionWhose Line Is It?Penn & Teller: Fool UsTMZ (N) Access HollywoodThe Of ce The Of ce 10-FOX 10 30 30Be a MillionaireBe a MillionaireModern FamilyThe SimpsonsMasterChef Top 10 Compete Bones Hodgins makes a discovery. NewsAction News JaxModern FamilyTwo and Half Men 12-NBC 12 12 12NewsNBC Nightly NewsWheel of FortuneJeopardy! Running Wild With Bear Grylls Dateline NBC (N) NewsTonight Show CSPAN 14 210 350Key Capitol Hill Hearings Speeches. ChattanoogaH. HotzeCivil War MedicineUSS Monitor(9:54) Key Capitol Hill Hearings Speeches. WGN-A 16 239 307Americas Funniest Home Videosa MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at New York Mets. From Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. (N) How I Met/MotherHow I Met/MotherHow I Met/MotherHow I Met/Mother TVLAND 17 106 304Walker, RangerAndy Grif th ShowAndy Grif th ShowAndy Grif th ShowAndy Grif th ShowAndy Grif th ShowKing of QueensKing of QueensKing of QueensKing of QueensLove-RaymondLove-Raymond OWN 18 189 279(5:30) No Reservations (2007, Drama) Catherine Zeta-Jones. Premiere. Oprah: Where Are They Now?Undercover Boss City of Cincinnati Undercover Boss NASCAR Oprah: Where Are They Now? A&E 19 118 265Storage WarsStorage WarsCriminal Minds A Family Affair Criminal Minds (DVS) (:01) Criminal Minds Foundation (:01) Criminal Minds (DVS) (:02) Criminal Minds The Company HALL 20 185 312The Waltons The Recluse The Waltons The Warrior The Waltons The Seashore The Middle The Middle The Middle The Middle The Golden GirlsThe Golden Girls FX 22 136 248(5:30) The Other Guys (2010, Comedy) Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg. The Sitter (2011, Comedy) Jonah Hill, Max Records, Ari Graynor. The Sitter (2011, Comedy) Jonah Hill, Max Records, Ari Graynor. CNN 24 200 202(5:00) The Situation Room (N) Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) The SixtiesCNN SpotlightUnguardedThe Sixties 1968 TNT 25 138 245Castle Knockout (DVS) Castle Rise (DVS) Castle Heroes & Villains Cold Justice (Season Finale) (N) (:01) Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Robert Downey Jr. NIK 26 170 299iCarly Sam & Cat A Fairly Odd Summer (2014, Comedy) Drake Bell. Sam & Cat Full House Full House Full House Full House Friends (:36) Friends SPIKE 28 168 241Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops Cops MY-TV 29 32 -The Ri emanThe Ri emanM*A*S*H M*A*S*H Monk Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan Monk Record producers death. Seinfeld The Odd CoupleThe Twilight ZonePerry Mason DISN 31 172 290(5:40) Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) Dog With a BlogHow to Build a Better Boy (2014) China Anne McClain. Girl Meets World(:15) I Didnt Do It(:40) Austin & AllyDog With a BlogJessie LIFE 32 108 252Governors WifeGovernors WifeCelebrity Wife Swap The Time Travelers Wife (2009) Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana. Bride Wars (2009, Comedy) Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway. USA 33 105 242NCIS Marines remains found. NCIS A mortar attack in Baghdad. NCIS About Face (DVS) Modern FamilyModern FamilyModern FamilyModern FamilyModern FamilyModern Family BET 34 124 329(4:30) The Best Man (1999) Set It Off (1996, Action) Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah. Desperation drives four women to bank-robbery. Apollo Live Apollo Live ESPN 35 140 206SportsCenter (N) (Live) SportsCenter Special (N)a Little League Baseball World Series: Cumberland (R.I.) vs. Pearland (Texas). (N) Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) SportsCenter (N) (Live) ESPN2 36 144 209a Little League Baseball ATP Tenniss Boxing Friday Night Fights. (N) Olbermann (N) (Live) SUNSP 37 -Florida InsiderRays Live! (N)a MLB Baseball New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays. From Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. (N) Rays Live! (N) Pro Tarpon TournamentPleasure Boater DISCV 38 182 278Jaws Strikes Back I Escaped Jaws 2 Megalodon: The Extended Cut (N) Megalodon: The New Evidence (N) Megalodon: The Extended Cut TBS 39 139 247Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Seinfeld Family GuyFamily GuyFamily GuyFamily GuyFunniest Wins Funniest Wins, Finally Funniest Wins Funniest Wins, Finally HLN 40 202 204Forensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic Files FNC 41 205 360Special Report With Bret Baier (N) On the Record W/Greta Van SusterenThe OReilly Factor (N) The Kelly File (N) Hannity (N) The OReilly Factor E! 45 114 236Keeping Up With the KardashiansE! News (N) Botched A woman with uneven breasts. Fashion PoliceFashion PoliceChelsea LatelyE! News TRAVEL 46 196 277Terrifying PlacesTerrifying PlacesMan v. Food Man v. 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(N) Face Off Twisted tree characters. The Almighty Johnsons (N) AMC 60 130 254(5:00) The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976, Western) Clint Eastwood. U.S. Marshals (1998) Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes. Sam Gerard gets caught up in another fugitive case. Lara Croft Tomb Raider COM 62 107 249(5:51) South Park(:23) Tosh.0 The Colbert ReportDaily Show(7:57) South Park(:29) South Park Bruce Almighty (2003, Comedy) Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman. (:15) Jackass 3D (2010) CMT 63 166 327Reba (:40) Reba The Steaks Are High (:20) Reba Dallas Cowboys CheerleadersDallas Cowboys CheerleadersCops ReloadedCops ReloadedCops ReloadedCops Reloaded NGWILD 108 190 283Planet Carnivore Sharks When Sharks Attack California Killer Australias Deadliest Shark AttacksShark Battleground: The Red TriangleShark Kill ZoneAustralias Deadliest Shark Attacks NGC 109 186 276Access 360 Prague (N) Brain GamesBrain GamesBrain Games Pay Attention! Brain GamesBrain GamesBrain GamesBrain GamesBrain GamesBrain Games SCIENCE 110 193 284How-MadeHow-MadeSurvivorman & Son To no Survivorman & Son Wabakimi Survivorman: Bigfoot Nordegg Survivorman: Bigfoot Survivorman & Son Wabakimi ID 111 192 285Deadly Women Innocent Blood Deadly Women Malicious Hearts Deadly Women Brutal Bride Deadly Women Mean Teens Deadly Women Catch Me If You Can Deadly Women Brutal Bride HBO 302 300 501(5:15) The Dark Knight Rises (2012, Action) Christian Bale. PG-13 The Leftovers Guest The Leftovers Solace for Tired Feet Jonah From TongaSchool GirlTrue Blood Almost Home MAX 320 310 515(5:45) Paci c Rim (2013, Science Fiction) Charlie Hunnam. PG-13 Escape Plan (2013, Action) Sylvester Stallone. Premiere. R The Knick Mr. Paris Shoes (N) The Knick Mr. Paris Shoes SHOW 340 318 545(:15) Dark Skies (2013, Science Fiction) Keri Russell. PG-13 Masters of Sex Giants Monster (2003, Biography) Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci. R Masters of Sex Giants BRIEFS FORT WHITE FOOTBALL Fanfare Saturday at Deese Park The Fort White Quarterback Club is hosting its annual fanfare 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 club president Margie Kluess at 365-9302. CHS SWIMMING Team meeting Monday at pool A Columbia High swim team meeting is 3:30 p.m. Monday at the pool. Practice starts Tuesday. For details, call coach Mary Kay Mathis at 397-6661. YOUTH FOOTBALL Youth league registration set Registration for youth league football is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 23 at the Teen Town Center. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 6-13. A birth certificate or proof of age is required. Cost is $50 per child. A parent or guardian must accompany the player to sign permission forms. For details, call Heyward Christie at 754-3607.Christ Central flag football Christ Central Sports has flag football registration for children ages 5-10 through Aug. 29 at the church on Dyal Avenue. Fee is $45. For details, call Ronny Busscher at 365-2128. YOUTH CHEERLEADING Columbia Cheer registration set Columbia Cheer Association registration for the fall season is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 at Memorial Stadium. Fee is $40 for a first child and $35 for others. Cost of the uniform is $60. For details, call Wilma Drawdy at 965-1377. RUNNING All for Hoops races 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.Races to benefit Hayley Lewis A community 5k cross country race to benefit Hayley Lewis is 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at Alligator Park. Cost is $30 for day-of registration. Early registration (before Sept. 23) is $20 with forms at Columbia High and Carquest. There also will be an Eye of the Tiger Middle School Invitational 3k at 8:40 a.m. (register online at www. flrunners.com or day of race $5 per individual, $30 per gender team) and an Elementary School Jamboree one-mile fun run at 9:30 a.m. for $3. For details, e-mail email@example.com SEMINOLES Kickoff gathering on Thursday The Lake City Seminole Clubs 2014 Kickoff Gathering is 6 p.m. Thursday at The Country Club at Lake City. For details, call 752-2180. CHS FOOTBALL Booster tickets, gifts available Columbia High football booster season tickets, parking passes and gifts are available for pickup at McDuffie Marine & Sporting Goods. For details, call Randy Thomas at 623-0097. YOUTH BASEBALL Lake City fall registration Lake City/Columbia County Youth Baseball has online fall league registration (ages 4-15) at lcccyb.com Cost is $75 plus online fee. For details, call Jessica Langley at 867-1897.Q From staff reports
LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS FRID AY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 & 16, 2014 3B3BSPORTS SATURDAY EVENING AUGUST 16, 2014 Comcast Dish DirecTV 6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsPaid ProgramThe Insider (N) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002, Fantasy) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson. News at 11Comedy.TV 4-IND 4 4 4News4JAX at 6PMTop CookerThe Middle Pilot The Middle Rules/EngagementRules/EngagementBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryNewsGus Bradley ShowNews4JAXFirst Baptist 5-PBS 5 -African AmericansReturn to Downton Abbey Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop Musicians perform. African Americans: Many RiversAfrican Americans: Many Rivers 7-CBS 7 47 47Action News JaxCBS Evening NewsTwo and Half MenTwo and Half Men48 Hours CSI: Crime Scene Investigation48 Hours Action Sports 360Two and Half Men 9-CW 9 17 17Raw Travel JacksonvilleMeet the BrownsHouse of PayneDaryls HouseJacksonvilleMedium in the RawI Know JaxRoute 904JacksonvilleLocal HauntsThe Of ce 10-FOX 10 30 30 Breakdown (1997, Suspense) Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan.Brooklyn Nine-NineBrooklyn Nine-NineGlee Old Dog New Tricks NewsAction Sports 360Animation Domination High-Def 12-NBC 12 12 12NewsNBC Nightly NewsWheel of FortuneJeopardy! Dateline NBC Law & Order: Special Victims UnitNewsSat. Night Live CSPAN 14 210 350Washington This CommunicatorsWashington This WeekGovernment and the Free PressWashington This Week Washington This Week WGN-A 16 239 307Americas Funniest Home Videosa MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at New York Mets. From Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. (N) Americas Funniest Home VideosBones TVLAND 17 106 304Candid Camera Freestyle rappers. Candid Camera Candid Camera (:12) The King of Queens Weekend trip. King of QueensKing of QueensKing of QueensLove-Raymond OWN 18 189 279Welcome to Sweetie Pies Welcome to Sweetie Pies Welcome to Sweetie Pies Welcome to Sweetie Pies (N) Wingmen (N) Welcome to Sweetie Pies A&E 19 118 265Criminal Minds The Fight Criminal Minds A Rite of Passage Criminal Minds Outfoxed Criminal Minds 100 Criminal Minds Slave of Duty (:01) Criminal Minds Retaliation HALL 20 185 312Chance at Romance (2013) Erin Krakow, Ryan McPartlin, Ian Andrew. Cedar Cove Starting Over (N) Looking for Mr. Right (2014, Romance) Vivica A. Fox, Sarah Lancaster. Cedar Cove Starting Over FX 22 136 248 The Sitter (2011, Comedy) Jonah Hill, Max Records, Ari Graynor. 21 Jump Street (2012) Jonah Hill. Young cops go under cover as high-school students. 21 Jump Street (2012) Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum. CNN 24 200 202CNN Newsroom With Don Lemon (N) The SixtiesThe Sixties Black sh (2013, Documentary) Black sh (2013) TNT 25 138 245(5:00) Angels & Demons (2009) Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor. (DVS) Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law. (DVS) (:31) The Last Ship (:31) Falling Skies NIK 26 170 299iCarly iCarly Sam & Cat Sam & Cat The Haunted Hathaways (N) AwesomenessTVTeenNick Top 10 Full House Friends (:36) Friends SPIKE 28 168 241(5:00) Jaws the Revenge (1987) Jaws (1975, Horror) Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw. A man-eating shark terrorizes a New England resort town. (:05) Jaws 2 (1978, Horror) Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary. MY-TV 29 32 -Adam-12Adam-12BatmanBatmanWonder Woman Hot Wheels Star Trek The Way to Eden Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943, Horror) Lon Chaney Jr. DISN 31 172 290Dog With a BlogDog With a BlogAustin & Ally Austin & Ally Girl Meets WorldGirl Meets WorldAustin & Ally Jessie Mighty Med Kickin It Austin & Ally Dog With a Blog LIFE 32 108 252 Good Deeds (2012, Drama) Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton. Tyler Perrys the Family That Preys (2008, Drama) Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard. Bring It! Kaylas Big Surprise (:31) Raising Asia USA 33 105 242NCIS Gone (DVS) NCIS FBI Agent Fornell is targeted. NCIS Jimmy and Ducky go missing. NCIS Seek (DVS) Modern FamilyModern FamilyModern FamilyModern Family BET 34 124 329(5:30) Ray (2004, Biography) Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King. Ray Charles overcomes hardships to become a legend. Sparkle (2012, Drama) Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston. Premiere. ESPN 35 140 206SportsCenter (N) (Live) a Little League Baseball World Series: Teams TBA. From Willialmsport, Pa. (N)d Basketball Brazil vs. United States. (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) ESPN2 36 144 209a Little League Baseball ATP Tennis U.S. Open Series: Western & Southern Open, Womens and Mens Semi nals. From Cincinnati. (N) NHRA Drag Racing SUNSP 37 -a MLB Baseball: Yankees at Rays Rays Live! (N) Don Zimmer Boxing Golden Boy Live: Ishe Smith vs. Ryan Davis. From Las Vegas. (Taped) Boxing From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 24, 1997. DISCV 38 182 278Alien Sharks: Return to the AbyssMonster Hammerhead Sharkageddon: ExtraSharky (N) Great White Matrix (N) Sharksanity (N) Great White Matrix TBS 39 139 247Love-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheorySullivan & SonFunniest Wins HLN 40 202 204Forensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic FilesForensic Files FNC 41 205 360Americas News Headquarters (N) FOX Report (N) Huckabee (N) Justice With Judge Jeanine (N) Geraldo at Large (N) Red Eye E! 45 114 236Botched A woman with uneven breasts. E! News The Back-up Plan (2010, Romance-Comedy) Jennifer Lopez, Alex OLoughlin. John Tucker Must Die (2006) Jesse Metcalfe. TRAVEL 46 196 277Food Paradise Food Paradise Opename restaurants. Ghost Adventures Ghost Adventures The Dead Files (Season Premiere) (N) The Dead Files HGTV 47 112 229House HuntersHunters IntlHouse HuntersHunters IntlProperty Brothers Angie & Tito Property Brothers Franklin & Heather House Hunters Renovation (N) House HuntersHunters Intl TLC 48 183 280Happily Never After Happily Never After Untold Stories of the E.R. Dr. Epi Untold Stories of the E.R. Untold Stories of the E.R.: Sex EditionSex Sent Me to the E.R. HIST 49 120 269Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars (:31) Pawn Stars(:03) Pawn Stars(:32) Pawn Stars ANPL 50 184 282To Be AnnouncedThe Worlds Oddest Animal CouplesToo Cute! PintToo Cute! PintAmericas Cutest Dog: Pup Stars Pets 101Bad Dog! Dog Gone (N) FOOD 51 110 231The Great Food Truck RaceThe Great Food Truck RaceThe Great Food Truck RaceThe Great Food Truck RaceThe Great Food Truck RaceThe Great Food Truck Race TBN 52 260 372The WoodcarverTest of FaithGaither: Precious MemoriesIn Touch With Dr. Charles StanleyHour of Power Billy Graham Classic Crusades Angel in the House (2011) FSN-FL 56 -Billys Bunch (N) Marlins Live! (N)a MLB Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins. From Marlins Park in Miami. (N) Marlins Live! (N) Inside the Marlins Boxing SYFY 58 122 244(5:00) Swamp Volcano (2012) Stonehenge Apocalypse (2010) Misha Collins, Hill Harper. Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse (2014) Aaron Douglas. Premiere. Meteor Storm (2010) AMC 60 130 254 True Grit (1969, Western) John Wayne. A one-eyed marshal and a Texas Ranger aid a vengeful teen. Hell on Wheels Chicken Hill (N) (:01) TURN: Washingtons Spies (:01) Hell on Wheels Chicken Hill COM 62 107 249(5:01) Couples Retreat (2009) Vince Vaughn. (:38) Bruce Almighty (2003, Comedy) Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Aniston. Men in Black (1997) Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith. Premiere. CMT 63 166 327 Shanghai Knights (2003) Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson. Chon Wang and his comrades shake up Victorian England. Dog and Beth: On the Hunt (N) Steve Austins Broken Skull Challenge Tombstone (1993) Kurt Russell. NGWILD 108 190 283Shark Kill ZoneKingdom of the Oceans Fire & Ice Kingdom of the OceansKingdom of the OceansKingdom of the OceansKingdom of the Oceans NGC 109 186 276Kentucky Justice Firestarter Kentucky Justice Law Gone Bad Drugs, Inc.Drugs, Inc. Memphis Mayhem Lockdown Life in a Mexican prison. Drugs, Inc. Memphis Mayhem SCIENCE 110 193 284How the Universe Works Extinction How Its MadeHow Its MadeWorlds Strangest Vehicles Worlds Strangest Jobs Outrageous Acts of Science (N) Worlds Strangest Vehicles ID 111 192 285Deadly Affairs Love is a Battle eld Heartbreakers Deadly Affairs A Fools Bet Deadly Affairs Spellbound Murder in Paradise Clear Red Skies Deadly Affairs A Fools Bet HBO 302 300 501(4:30) The Sentinel(:25) Transporter 2 (2005) Jason Statham. PG-13 2 Guns (2013, Action) Denzel Washington. Premiere. R Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife (N) The Leftovers Solace for Tired Feet MAX 320 310 515(5:15) Riddick (2013) Vin Diesel. R (:20) R.I.P.D. (2013, Action) Jeff Bridges. PG-13 The Knick Mr. Paris Shoes Escape Plan (2013, Action) Sylvester Stallone, Jim Caviezel. R SHOW 340 318 545(:15) Judge Dredd (1995, Action) Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane. R Ray Donovan Irish Spring s Boxing Kell Brook vs. Shawn Porter. (N) FORT WHITE CHEERLEADERS PHOTO COURTESY CHRISTINA FEAGINFort White High varsity cheerleaders for 2014 are Morgan Cushman (from left), Brooke Dilmore, Tessa Coe, Megan No bles, TaBresha Cannon, Kelsea Sanchez, Selena Sullivan mascots Micaela Pitts and Lily Trice (front), Haneko Marvel, Tyra h Jackson, Cheyenne Russ, MaKhael Rolack, Brianna Davi s, Taylor Wooten and Jordyn Wentworth. Kathy DePratter is c oach. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High junior varsity cheerleaders for 2014 are (front row, from left) Captain Delaine Riley and Captain Allison Harrell. Second row (from le ft) are Krissie Wilson, Alexis Parnell, Hannah Rice, Caycee Collier and Brooke Romine. Back r ow (from left) are Jessica Bowen, Gina DAntonio, Cierra Arganbright, Sara Parker, Shaylen Raulerson and Carla Pentolino. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterFort White High middle school cheerleaders for 2014 are mascot Neri Stephens (front). First row (from left) are Breanna Christman, Grace Brady, K arsen Cembruch and Jordan Feagle. Back row (from left) are Sanaa Latham, Syre na Philpot, Hunter Burnette and Reagan Waldron. Woods pulls out of U.S. Ryder Cup considerationDOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressTiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play. One day after U.S. captain Tom Watson said he trusted Woods to give him the straight skinny on the condition of his back injury and his game, Woods said he called the 64-year-old captain to say he would not be available. The decision spares Watson from having to leave Woods off the team, and it eliminates a distraction over the next three weeks before Watson announc-es his three captains picks for the Sept. 26-28 matches against Europe at Gleneagles. I have already spoken to Tom about the Ryder Cup, and while I greatly appreciate his thinking about me for a possible captains pick, I took myself out of consid-eration, Woods said in a state-ment on his website. The U.S. team and the Ryder Cup mean too much to me not to be able to give it my best. That he was even under consideration was mildly surprising. Woods best finish this year was a tie for 25th because of nagging back issues at the start of the year that led him to have surgery on March 31. He missed two majors, including the Masters for the first time, and did not return for three months. In the four events he played upon his return, he missed the cut twice, withdrew during the final round at Firestone and finished 69th in the British Open for his worst 72-hole result in a major. My primary wish is for Tiger to be healthy and competitive, and I hope that hell return to the game very soon, Watson said in a statement released by the PGA of America. Of course, Im disappointed that Tiger Woods has asked not to be considered for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, and that his health is not where he would like it to be. However, I think we can all agree that we need Tiger Woods in this great sport, and he has taken the high road by informing me early on in the selection process.
DEAR ABBY: My hus band of 30 years had an affair a year and a half ago. We struggled through the aftermath and are trying to restart our relationship. He remained in touch with the other woman until she final ly pulled the plug on him, and now he has no interest in talking with me about our relationship or how to improve it. He is distant and refuses to say I love you. He doesnt initiate hugs or kisses. He will initiate sex every so often, but I am usually the one who seems to need more contact. When I question him, he tells me everything is all right and I am making a mountain out of a molehill. We have good times, but I really feel his lack of affection. I dont want to leave this man. I love him dearly and have for many years. Should I keep waiting for the renew al or has my membership here lapsed and Im just kidding myself? FROZEN OUT IN ALASKA DEAR FROZEN OUT: Because you love him dearly and dont want to leave him, stay put. However, every thing isnt all right, and you are not making a mountain out of a molehill. Your hus band appears to be punish ing you for something, and unless you get to the bottom of it, your relationship with him will remain icy cold. A licensed marriage coun selor may be able to help you rebuild your relationship, but it wont happen unless he is willing to try. If he isnt, then you should go without him and let the therapist help you decide if this is the way you want to live the rest of your life. DEAR ABBY: If you will print this, it would help pharmacy technicians every where. Drive-thru windows are for convenience, not SPEED. We are not handing out ham burgers. But if you have new insurance, questions for a pharmacist, a large order or anything out of the ordinary, please come into the store. To do otherwise is rude to the people in line behind you who will blame us because they had to wait. You take a new insurance card to your doctor, and you should do the same at the pharmacy. Were not psychic and we dont automatically know your insurance has changed. Entering new data correctly is time-consuming, and you are not the only one who forgot -so refrain from directing your impa tience at us. Dont hang onto a new prescription for weeks and present it to us in a hurry. Bring it to the pharmacy to be placed in your file, then call a day ahead to say you want it filled. Call in advance for maintenance drugs, too. That way, you wont have to wait for your medication. Do not panic about holi days, weekends or weather. WE ARE OPEN. We will need the prescription number or name to fill it correctly. Pay close attention to the number of refills and the expiration dates on each vial. If you are out of refills, obvi ously we cant fill it without a new prescription from your doctor. Abby, we start early, stay late and skip breaks to help the sick. Common sense and accountability are needed. We are here to help patients efficiently and courteously. Please remind your readers that pharmacy employees deserve the same in return. STRESSED TECH IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR STRESSED TECH: My hat is off to you and Im glad to help. Your suggestions are sen sible. Customer service is one of the hardest jobs in the world, and working with people who are sick, hungry or stressed can make it even more difficult. Readers, losing ones tem per and being rude will not improve service, and may impede it. I have found that the process of picking up and dropping off prescrip tions goes more smoothly if its done at other than peak hours. DEAR ABBY: I have been single for a couple of years. I have always been levelheaded when it comes to romance, but Im finding myself unable to control my feelings about the new man Im seeing. Brent is smart, intelli gent, sweet and loving. We have been dating for a little over a week and he has already given me keys to his place. (I have a room mate, or I would have given him my keys, too!) I love him. He loves me. I am so happy. I feel calm and confident about how were progressing. This is a first for me. I know its unusually fast, but my par ents got married six weeks after they met, and theyre still happy together after 37 years. Love at first sight is rare, but I think this is it. Your thoughts? WOWED IN NORTH CAROLINA DEAR WOWED: Im glad for your parents, but because they married six weeks after they met does not mean you must repeat history. Right now, you and Brent appear to be caught up in a whirl of endorphins and adrenaline. Because you asked for my thoughts Ill share them: Slow down until both of you have your feet back on the ground because that is how solid relationships are built. Your folks were an exception to the rule. If you dont believe me, ask them. DEAR ABBY: Im a 62-year-old male. My prob lem is I have never been married, and when I go on dates, women always want to know why Im still single. The reasons are financial and also that Im allergic to cats. (A lot of women own cats.) I have never made much money, and I live with my mother. I cant afford to move out, and even when I had a place of my own, it didnt make much difference. Id like to be married, but this has become a catch-22. No one wants to marry me because I have never been married. I have looked this issue up online and it is a huge problem; women definitely discriminate against never-married men. Sometimes I won der if I should lie and say Im a widower. What can I say to women who interrogate me about this? SEARCHING FOR A MATE IN SAN DIEGO DEAR SEARCHING: If you lie about the fact that youre a lifelong bachelor, at some point the truth will come out and your credibil ity will be shot. Thats why Im advising you to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Your marital status is nothing to be ashamed of. Not everyone is meant to be married. You say you are 62 and live with your mother because you cant afford to live on your own. Has it occurred to you that you might not be able to afford being married? HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Personal changes, self-improvement projects and having fun with friends and family will brighten your day. Youll be privy to news that will help you make a decision regarding a relationship or change in your living arrangements. Romance is in the stars. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Dont feel the need to share personal secrets. Taking on too much responsibility will leave you feeling overwhelmed. Complaining will make you look bad. Say little, do a lot and youll protect your rep utation. Indulgence must be avoided. +++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make travel plans. Youll make new friends and discover new and excit ing pastimes. Learn from the experience you encounter with one of your peers and refuse to make the same mistake twice. A change will do you good. Love is on the rise. ++++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Dont feel the need to offer assistance or you will be taken for granted. Consider the responsibilities you already have and make plans to do something that will bring you greater joy. Make changes that benefit you, not someone else. ++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Added discipline and your charismatic appeal will lead to the success you desire. The changes you make now will not make everyone in your life happy, but follow your heart and engage in what suits you best. Love is highlighted. +++++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take care of money matters and make changes that will help stabilize your position with institutions you do business with. Refuse to let anyone put you in a com promising position. If you are fully prepared, you will avoid setbacks. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Someone from your past will have an impact on your life. Dont hesi tate to make contact or ask questions about someones whereabouts. Short trips will prove to be advantageous regarding a relationship with someone special. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take one step at a time and be very careful about what you say and how you handle others. You are best to stick close to home and to work on projects that have the potential to help you out financially. +++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take control where financial, legal or medical issues are con cerned. The effort you make and the changes you push for will help improve your standard of living and the degree of satis faction and happiness you achieve. +++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Joint ventures wont pay off. Invest in your future and your surround ings. Making improvements will ensure that you add value to your assets. A partnership is likely to face emotional discord if you try to take back something you already offered. +++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Youll appear to have plenty of options. Assess whats actually being offered before you take a chance based on what some one tells you. Good for tune can be yours if you are well informed and prepared to take over. ++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You will surprise everyone with your unique plans. Your flare for drama will capture attention, but you are best to make sure you have your facts straight before you make promis es you may not be able to deliver. +++ Happy Birthday: Opportunities will open up, but deciphering which one to embrace will not be easy. Refrain from taking the path that will tax you mentally, physically or financially. Learn as you go, and rely on past experience to kick in if something doesnt feel right. Let your intuition protect you from making an impet uous move. Protect your interests and your well-be ing. Your numbers are 3, 16, 20, 22, 31, 34, 48. THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Mans affair has ended but marriage remains in limbo Q Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com 4B LAKE CITY REPORTER PUZZLES & COMICS FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 15-16, 2014 CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Rose Marie, 91; Princess Anne, 64; Maddie Corman, 44; Ben Affleck, 42; Carl Edwards, 35; Joe Jonas, 25; Carlos PenaVega, 25; Jennifer Lawrence, 24; Tristan Evans, 20. Puzzle Solutions on the next page.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 15-16, 2014 LAKE CITY REPORTER PUZZLES & COMICS 5B DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CELEBRITY CIPHER CLASSIC PEANUTS PUZZLE ANSWERS
6BLAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDFRIDAY& SATURDAY, AUGUST15 & 16, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURT, THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 13-098-CACITYOF LAKE CITY, FLORIDAPlaintiff,v.PERCYSMITH,Defendant.NOTICE OF ACTIONTO: PERCYSMITH and all others whom it may concern:YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to enforce and foreclose a lien on the following described property in Co-lumbia County, Florida:Lot 5, Block E of the Northern Divi-sion of the City of Lake City, FloridaCOLUMBIACOUNTYTAX PAR-CELNO. 00-00-00-11775-000.has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on BONNIE S. GREEN, DARBYPEELE CRAPPS GREEN & STA-DLER, LLP, Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is 285 Northeast Her-nando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055, on or before September 4, 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or im-mediately thereafter; otherwise a de-fault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.DATED this 17 day of July, 2014.P. DeWitt Cason, Clerk of the Cir-cuit CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05546122July 25, 2014August 1, 8, 15, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE 3RD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACIVILDIVISION:CASE NO.: 13272CAWELLS FARGO FINANCIALSYSTEM FLORIDA, INC.,Plaintiff,vs.DAVID ASTRATTON; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BYMERGER TO WELLS FARGO FINANCIALBANK; MAGGIE M. STRATTON; AND THE UN-KNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSES-SION OF THE SUBJECTPROPER-TY,Defendant.NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALENOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pur-suant to Final Judgment of Foreclo-sure dated the 7th day of August, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13272CAof the Circuit Court of the 3RD Judicial Circuit in and for Co-lumbia County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO FINANCIALSYSTEM FLORIDA, INC. is the Plaintiff and DAVID ASTRATTON WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BYMERGER TO WELLS FARGO FINANCIALBANK MAGGIE M. STRATTON; and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECTPROPERTYare defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 N.E. HERNANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FL32055, 11:00 AM on the 3rd day of September, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:PARCEL#2: THE EAST330.41 FEETOF THE WEST660.82 FEETOF THE NORTH 660.00 FEETOF THE SOUTHEAST1/4 OF SEC-TION 23, TOWNSHIP5 SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECTTO THE COUNTYGRADE MAIN-TAINED RIGHT-OF-WAYALONG THE NORTH BOUN-DARYTHEREOF. CONTAINING 5.01 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. IN-CLUDING WELLAND SEPTIC TANKANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.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 this 8th day of August, 2014.P. DEWITTCASONClerk Of The Circuit CourtBy: /s/ P.A. PerryDeputy Clerk05546437August 15, 22, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT,IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 2013-CA-000480FIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA,Plaintiff,vs.LINDAJ. RODGERS A/K/ALIN-DARODGERS; et alDefendants.NOTICE OF ACTIONTO: UNKNOWN TENANT1 IN POSSESSIONLast Known Address: 1334 SWSPRUCE RD FTWHITE FL32038UNKNOWN TENANT2 IN POS-SESSIONLast Known Address: 1334 SWSPRUCE RD FTWHITE FL32038 You are notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the follow-ing property in Columbia County;LOT15 AND 16, BLOCK A, SPRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PAGE 33-33A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.TOGETHER WITH: 2007 32 X 64 TOWN HOME MODEL#3221., ID#S FLTHLCT3221-1500A& FLTHLCT3221-1500B.and commonly known as 1334 SWSPRUCE ROAD, FORTWHITE, FL, 32038The action was instituted in the Cir-cuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia, Florida; Case No. 2013-CA-000480; and is styled FIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDAvs. LINDAJ. RODGERS A/K/ALINDARODGERS; UN-KNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDAJ. RODGERS A/K/ALINDARODG-ERS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENTOF TREASUREY-INTERNALREVE-NUE SERVICE; UNKNOWN TEN-ANTIN POSSESSION 1 AND UN-KNOWN TENANTIN POSSES-SION 2. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on Mark Hernandez, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 255 S. Orange Ave., Suite 900, Or-lando, FL32801, on or before Au-gust 25, 2014, (or 30 days from the first date of publication) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on August 25, 2014 or immediately after service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition.The Court has authority in this suite to enter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiffs interest which will be binding upon you.DATED: July 24, 2014P. DEWITTCASONAs Clerk of the CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy Clerk05546267August 8, 15, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO: 2013-CA-000598DIVISION: CIRCUITCIVILFIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA, a FEDERALLYCHAR-TERED SAVINGS BANK,Plaintiff,vs.COVINGTON M. WOODLEYII, et. al.,Defendant(s).NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accord-ance with the Plaintiffs Final Judg-ment of Foreclosure entered on July 29, 2014 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bid-der for cash on September 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (EST), at the Third Floor of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL.LOT15, VILLAGE WOOD, UNIT1, ACCORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 4, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF CO-LUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.Property Address: 271 SE POLK LANE, LAKE CITY, FL32025.ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.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: August 1, 2014.P. DEWITTCASON, CLERKBy: /s/ S. MarkhamDeputy Clerk05546460August 15. 22, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 2013-CA-000676FIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDA, a FEDERALLYCHAR-TERED SAVINGS BANK,Plaintiff,vs.CHARLES THORNTON, JR., et alDefendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accord-ance with the Plaintiffs Final Judg-ment of Foreclosure entered on July 29, 2014 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bid-der for case on September 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. EST, at the Third Floor of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL:ATRACTOF LAND 63 FEETIN WIDTH, NORTH AND SOUTH BY200 FEETIN DEPTH, EASTAND WESTOFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF LOTOR TRACT39, PINE NEE-DLES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAPOR PLATTHERE-OF, AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 2, PAGE 121, OF THE PUB-LIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.Property Address: 1839 N. US High-way 441, Lake City, FL32055ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FORM THE SALE, IF ANYOTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM 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: August 1, 2014.P. DEWITTCASON, CLERKBy: /s/ S. MarkhamDeputy Clerk05546403August 15, 22, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURT, THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO. 2014-211-DRIN RE: The Marriage ofDEBRAN. WHITE,Petitioner/Wife,andJAMES GILES,Respondent/Husband.NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-LUTION OF MARRIAGE(NO CHILD OR FINANCIALSUP-PORT)TO: JAMES GILESAddress UnknownYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Dissolution of Marriage with No Dependent or Minor Children, has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your writ-ten defenses, if any, to MARK E. FEAGLE, Petitioners attorney, whose address is 153 NE Madison Street, Post Office Box 1653, Lake City, Florida 32056-1653, on or be-fore September 18, 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Petition-er's attorney or immediately there-after, otherwise, a default will be en-tered against you for the relief de-manded in the petition.Copies of al court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court of-fice. You may review these docu-ments upon request.You must keep the Clerk of the Cir-cuit Court office notified of your cur-rent address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on re-cord at the clerks office.WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-quires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, in-cluding dismissal or striking of pleadings.DATED this 11th day of August, 2014.P. DEWITTCASONClerk of the Circuit CourtBy: /s/ T. BrewingtonDeputy Clerk05546496August 15, 22, 29. 2014September 5, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE NO.: 2014-CA-000108FIRSTFEDERALSAVINGS BANK OF FLORIDAPlaintiff,vs.WANDAG. ELLER, et al.,Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accord-ance with the Plaintiffs Final Judg-ment of Foreclosure entered on July 28, 2014 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bid-der for cash on September 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. EST, at the Third Floor of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL:LOT1, IN BLOCK C, OF PINE HILLS ADDITION, ASUBDIVI-SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLATBOOK 6, ATPAGES 36 AND 36A, OF THE PUBLIC RE-CORDS OF COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDAProperty Address: 122 NWRebel PL, Lake City, FL32055ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.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: August 6, 2014.P. DEWITTCASON, CLERKBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05546438August 15, 22, 2014 NOTICE OF SUSPENSIONCase No: 201401359TO: George HamouiANotice of Suspension to suspend your license and eligibility for licen-sure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida De-partment of Agriculture and Con-sumer Services, Division of Licens-ing, Post Office Box 3167, Tallahas-see, Florida 32315-3168. If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publi-cation, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the De-partment will dispose of this cause in accordance with law.05546456August 15, 22, 29, 2014September 5, 2014 NOTICE OF ACTIONBEFORE THE BOARD OF NURS-INGIN RE: The license to practice Nurs-ingSeanea L. Wilcox C.N.A362 SE Myrtis RoadLake City, Florida 32025CASE NO.: 2014-00399LICENSE NO.: 5179800The Department of Health has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be ob-tained by contacting, Jodi Ann Liv-ingstone, Assistant General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Talla-hassee Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-4444.If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by September 18, 2014, the matter of the Adminis-trative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the Board of Nursing in an informal proceed-ing.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons need-ing a special accommodation to par-ticipate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending this notice not later than sev-en days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice. Tele-phone: (850) 245-4444, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.05546380August 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014 LegalPublic Auction1997 FORDVIN# 1FTEE1426VHA672661995 FORDVIN# JH4DC4457SS0342372003 NISSVIN# JN1DA31A83T402572To be held 08/30/2014, 8:00 am at Bryants Tire and Towing 1165 East Duval St. Lake City FL3205505546407AUGUST15, 2014 030Personals Atheist Angie would like to meet like-minded persons at Bob Evans on Sunday, August 17th at 9:30am 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 vehicleCall (800) 422-1955 Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM 4:30 PMOr email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Or log onto www.phonebookdelivery .info Mention "Lake City" Help 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 0554649218 year old consulting firm expanding (located in White Springs, FL) If you would like to join a productive & enthusiastic team, have strong office experience, would like to work 40 hours a week and have good pay, please email your resume to: email@example.com Class ACDLDrivers wanted. Clean driving record and stable employment history. Steady employment w/benefits. Exp w/hopper, livefloor, or dump a plus. Contact Columbia Grain @ 755-7700 Diesel Mechanic & Mechanic Trainee needed. Great pay for the right person. Southern Specialized 752-9754 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. Farmworkers 15 Temp needed 9/15/14 to 7/15/15. Workers will operate & perform routine maintenance on GPS equipped 245+hp potato equipment. 24 months experience required performing these duties. Random drug testing at employers expense. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided at no cost. free housing provided for non-commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to worker upon completion of 50% of contract or earlier if appropriate for eligible workers. $13.42/hr. Employer is EOE. Worksites in Seminole, Decatur & Jackson Co. Georgia. Request or send a resume to the nearest Georgia DOLor call 404-2323500 & ref job GA8200891. L. Walther & Sons, Inc. Local company seeking F/TAccounts Receivable Person exp in collections, Excel, Word & Customer service. Send Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Mechanic needed for general semi-truck and tire repairs. Steady employment w/benefits. Salary dependent on exp. Must have own hand tools. Please contact Columbia Grain @ 755-7700 100Job OpportunitiesMemberService 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 Farmworkers 20 Temp needed 9/15/14 to 12/22/14. Workers will plant, harvest, cultivate sweet potatoes. 3 months verifiable experience hand harvesting perishbale crops. Random drug testing at employers expense, Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Work tools, supplies, equipment provided at no cost. Free housing provided for non-commuting workers. Transportation & subsistence reimbursed to wroker upon completion of 50% of contract or earlier if appropriate for eligible workers. $9.87/hr. Employer is an EOE. Worksites in Calhoun & Chickasaw Co. Mississippi. Reqest or send a resume to the nearest Mississippi ESC or call 662-456-1561 & ref job MS103380. REB Cane Creek Inc. Local 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: $9.35, benefits available. Email resumes to: JobsTam@yaleenforcement.com 888-925-3363 x 2949 .,,$,++'To place your classified ad call PublishedMonthlybythe Lake City ReporterREPORTER Classifieds In Print and On Linewww.lakecityreporter.com
FRIDAY& SATURDAY, AUGUST15 & 16, 2014CLASSIFIEDLAKECITYREPORTER 7B SOLD IT FAST IN THE CLASSIFIEDSSelling your stuff is simple with a little help from the Lake City Reporter Classifieds. Let our sales team help you place an ad today, in print and online! Call 386-755-5440 or go to www.lakecityreporter.com 100Job OpportunitiesTeller FT Florida Credit Union Lake City Branch Florida Credit Union has a FT teller position available at our Lake City branch.Experience with high volume cash handling, maintaining cash drawer, balancing, cross-selling ability, and customer service expertise is required. Prior credit union/bank experience is a plus. We offer competitive salary, incentives, and excellent benefits. Stop by our branch at 583 West Duval Street to complete an application or send resume to Florida Credit Union, Attn: HR/TLR, P.O. Box 5549, Gainesville, Fl 32627. Fax: 352-264-2661 E-mail: carrie.loef email@example.com M/F/D/VEOE Drug Free Workplace 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 Business Office Manager Avalon Healthcare Center is currentl accepting applications for the immediate opening of Business Office Manager. minimum of two years experience in AP/AR/Payroll in a Nursing Home required. Resumes may be faxed to 386-752-8556 or apply in person at Avalon healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 1270 SW Main Blvd, Lake City FL32025 EOE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or/and call (386) 754-9005 to provide contact information. SHANDS LAKE SHORE REGIONALMEDICAL CENTER has the following immediate openings: ARNPPrimary Care West Busy Primary Care Practice Current FLARNPLicense required 2-3 years experience in same or similar setting preferred Competitive salary and benefit package. See qualifications and apply online @ shandslakeshore.com EOE, M/F/V/D, Drug Free Workplace 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 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! Moving SaleEverything must go! 271 NWColquitt Way 8/16 & 8/17, 7-? 2011 John Deere Riding lawn mower D100, Wii gaming system, games & assessors, furn, tools, clothing & misc. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous BLACK GAS STOVE 4 years old, good condition. $250 Call 754-0813 ForSale Rheem heat pump. 2 ton condenser & air handler $475 344-0226 Fouton makes into a full sized bed. blue/grean in color $45 OBO 386-963-5126 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $450 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 2BR/1BA very nice private yard. screened porch, free water & garbage, well maintained yard, very safe, clean & quiet, owners are on premises, smoke and drug free environment. Background check, credit check & references required.. $485 mo. + $485 sec. dep., 386-719-9169 or 386-965-3003. 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 640Mobile Homes forSaleNo 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 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent05546039Under New Management NOWLEASING WINDSOR ARMS APTS 2BR, 1, 1.5 or 2BAavail. Starting at $700/mo Furnished apartments avail Pool, Gated comm, Pet friendly, W/D hook ups (rentals avail) Call: 386-754-1800 www.windsorarmsapts.com $530 mo $530 dep. 2br/1ba Apt. CH/A NO PETS 386-697-4814 GREATAREA West of I-75, deluxe 2br apts, some w/garage. W/D hookups & patio. $675-$750 plus SEC. 386-438-4600 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 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 $800 mth, First & Sec. Call 386-466-2266 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 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 1/2 Acre. Secluded Emerald Cove US90W. 6 lots @ $8,500 OBO. Bryan: 520-345-4548 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 EQUESTRIAN LOG 4BR/3BA on 32 ac. 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SUPPLEMENT TO CurrentS Magazine lakecityreporter.com VOTER INFORMATION2014COLUMBIA COUNTYVOTES Local CandidatesDiscussing their skills in: Leadership Management Vision Efficiency in GovernmentNote: Information in this voters guide was provided by the candidates themselves, who are solely responsible for its accuracy. Information is presented here exactly as submitted by the candidates. Errors in spelling, grammar or usage are those of the candidates. Candidates are presented in alphabetical order. A lso, in some instances candidates did not respond to all questions or did not provide requested information.
2 Voter Information August 15, 2014 What is the value of an elected, as opposed to an ap pointed, county attorney?The key value in electing a Coun ty Attorney is a higher degree of accountability from the County $WWRUQH\VRIFHWRWKHYRWHUV,Qcounties that hire a county attor ney, the attorney is accountable only to the commissioners and FRXQW\PDQDJHUWKDWKLUHKLP,Q&ROXPELD&RXQW\DQGRQO\LQColumbia County, the county at torney is accountable to the com mission and the voters who elect HGKLP,EHOLHYHWKLVDGGLWLRQDOlevel of accountability instills a higher level of intellectual hon esty and sensibility into the posi WLRQ7KDWDGGHGDFFRXQWDELOLW\tempers the attorneys legal ad vice with high deference to the FRQFHUQVRIWKHJHQHUDOSXEOLFBy charter the County Attorney cannot make policy decisions, but he can be a voice for the voters as he advises the county commis VLRQHUVDQGVWDII Please discuss previous personal or professional ex perience that makes you es pecially well-suited for the job of county attorney.,KDYHVHUYHGORFDOJRYHUQPHQWunits for nearly my entire legal FDUHHU,KDYHEHHQDWRZQDWWRU ney, a special magistrate for code enforcement, a code enforcement board attorney, an economic de velopment board attorney, and have served as counsel to our cur UHQWVKHULII,XQGHUVWDQGWKHLQ terplay of government, the people who run that government, and the voters that must be served ZHOOE\WKHLUJRYHUQPHQW0RVWLPSRUWDQWO\,KDYHVHUYHGIRUWKHODVWWKUHH\HDUVDVFRQLFWFRXQ sel to our current elected county attorney right here in Columbia &RXQW\7KDWPHDQVZKHQHYHUthe county attorney could not KDQGOHVRPHWKLQJGXHWRFRQLFWthe county assigned that work WRPH6RZKLOH,KDYHQRWEHHQHOHFWHGWRWKHSRVLWLRQ,DPWKHonly candidate seeking the po sition who actually has served in the capacity of the Columbia &RXQW\DWWRUQH\ In what way are you bet WHUTXDOLHGWKDQ\RXURSSR nent to serve as county attor ney? 0\RSSRQHQWLVDZHOODFFRP SOLVKHGWULDOODZ\HU,DPDZHOOTXDOLHGORFDOJRYHUQPHQWDWWRUQH\,EHOLHYHWKHUHLVDELJdifference between having the skills necessary to win in the courtroom and the skills neces VDU\WRVHUYHDV&RXQW\$WWRUQH\The County Attorney is a prob lem solver who seeks resolution without having to resort to costly OLWLJDWLRQ7KH&RXQW\$WWRUQH\will do all he can to avoid having the County dragged into an un necessary or costly law suit if at DOOSRVVLEOH$ERYHDOOWKLQJVWKHCounty Attorney is a facilitator who attempts to bring contrast ing points of view together to reach resolutions that work for WKHSHRSOHRI&ROXPELD&RXQW\,have done those things over the ODVWWKUHH\HDUVDQG,DPSUH pared as of day one on the job to keep doing them for Columbia &RXQW\ Joel Fletcher Foreman | Columbia County Attorney Joel Foreman Biographical Information Joel Foreman was raised in Lake City by Ron and Sandra Foreman. He is married to Michelle (Borst) and they have two children, Adrienne (9) and Joshua (6). Joel has been practicing law since 2005 and is founding shareholder of Foreman, McInnis & Associates, PA. He has represented countless individuals, businesses, and government entities since he started the rm in 2007. Joel has experience as a town attorney, code enforcement board attorney, special magistrate for code enforcement, attorney for the Columbia County Economic Development Advisory Board, and as forfeiture attorney for the Columbia County Sheris Oce. For the last three years, Joel has served as conict counsel for Columbia County, meaning that when the elected County Attorney has declared a conict of interest Joel has served as acting Columbia County Attorney. Joel is a Rotarian, an active Chamber member (President, 2013), and board member for The Ichetucknee Partnership (chair, 2011-12). What is the value of an elected, as opposed to an ap pointed, county attorney? An elected county attorney places the responsibility and power of government where it should be-squarely with the citizens of Co OXPELD&RXQW\ The citizens have the ability to compare the life experiences DQGTXDOLFDWLRQVRIWKHFDQ didates and choose the County $WWRUQH\ZKREHVWUHHFWVRXU&RXQW\VYDOXHV When given the choice be WZHHQJRYHUQPHQWRIFLDOVDS pointing another government of FLDORUDOORZLQJWKHFLWL]HQVWRFKRRVH,IDYRUWKHFLWL]HQV The County Attorney does not make policy and does not YRWH The County Attorney is charged with providing sound le gal advice to and legal represen WDWLRQWR&RXQW\&RPPLVVLRQHUV,EHOLHYHWKHFLWL]HQVZLOOORRNbeyond signs, slogans and sound bites and choose their County At torney based on substance, prov en experience, range of expertise, OHJDOTXDOLFDWLRQVFHUWLFDWLRQDQGVHUYLFH,KDYHIXOOIDLWKWKDWZKHQpresented with the choice, the citizens of Columbia County will PDNHDZLVHGHFLVLRQ Please discuss previous personal or professional ex perience that make you espe cially well suited for the job of county attorney. County Commissioners deal with com plex issues: growth management and infrastructure, water, utili ties, land and proposed inland port development, contracts, bud JHWVDQGOLWLJDWLRQ,DPHVSHFLDOO\ZHOOVXLWHGIRUthe county attorney job because my extensive legal credentials, life experiences, strong work eth ic, values, and insight will enable me to provide the County Com missioners with proven, sound OHJDODGYLFH:RUNLQJDVDHOGKDQGLQwatermelons and tobacco, and RQURDGFRQVWUXFWLRQ,SDLGP\RZQZD\WKURXJK)68,PDU ried Dolly, my best friend and life FRPSDQLRQ,VHUYHGRXUFRXQWU\DVD0DULQH2IFHULQ9LHW1DP,JUDGXDWHGZLWKKRQRUVIURP8)/DZ6FKRROZRUNLQJDVDZDWHUlaw abstractor and serving with D0DULQH$PWUDF5HVHUYHXQLW,YHDFFXPXODWHG\HDUVRIlegal experience representing in dividuals, farms and businesses, large corporations and govern PHQWDOHQWLWLHV,DPD%RDUG&HUWLHG&LYLO7ULDO/DZ\HUDQG&HUWLHG0HGLDWRU In what way are you bet WHUTXDOLHGWKDQ\RXURS ponent to serve as county attorney? ,PEHWWHUTXDOLHG to serve as County Attorney be FDXVHP\TXDOLFDWLRQVDUHPRUHextensive, my substantial legal credentials have depth based on \HDUVRIH[SHULHQFHUHSUHVHQW ing and advising private citizens, businesses, local Boards and gov HUQPHQWHQWLWLHVDQG,KDYHH[ WHQVLYHWULDOH[SHULHQFH%RDUG&HUWLHGE\WKH)ORUL da Bar as a specialist in Civil Tri DO/DZ3UDFWLFHLQFOXGHVQRWOLP ited: commercial, administrative law, personal injury, real estate DQGHQYLURQPHQWDOOLWLJDWLRQ2WKHUDUHDVFRPPHUFLDODQGbusiness transactions for large corporations, small businesses; farms, individuals, and govern PHQWDOHQWLWLHV 5DWHG$93UHHPLQHQWE\0DUWLQGDOH+XEEOHKLJKHVWUDW ing a lawyer can receive, indicat LQJOHJDOFRPPXQLW\SHHUUHVSHFW6XSUHPH&RXUW&HUWLHG&LU FXLW&LYLO0HGLDWRUVLQFH0HGLDWHGKXQGUHGVRIFDVHV Florida Bar Board of Gover QRUV1X PHURXVVWDWHZLGH)/$%$5FRP mittees; chaired Third Judicial &LUFXLW*ULHYDQFH&RPPLWWHHKRXUV&RQWLQXLQJ/HJDO(GXFDWLRQ/RFDO*RYHUQ PHQW/DZ8QLWHG6WDWHV0DULQH&RUSVOHDGHUVKLSWUDLQLQJ Church and Community ser YLFH Bruce Wayne Robinson | Columbia County Attorney Bruce Robinson Biographical Information People know Bruce Robinson, local attorney, as Dolly Robinsons husband, Kris and Stefanis father, a grandfather and a distinguished civic, community and church leader. He played basketball and football at Columbia High, was in National Honor Society and selected for Boys State. He graduated from FSU and was tapped for Omicron Delta Kappa and Gold Key, national university leadership societies. Bruce was a US Marine Corps Ocer in Okinawa and Viet Nam, earning a Navy Achievement Medal with Combat V. Bruce graduated from UF College of Law with Honors. He is a Board Certied Civil Trial Lawyer and Civil Mediator whose practice includes commercial litigation, administrative law, personal injury, real estate and environmental law. He also handles commercial and business transactions for large and small businesses. He serves on the Florida Bar Board of Governors and is recognized as an outstanding, experienced lawyer with a long proven history of leadership.
Voter Information August 15, 2014 3 Rusty DePratter County Commission | District 2 Marc W. Kazmierski County Commission | District 2 Beyond economic and budgetary concerns, what is the single biggest issue facing Columbia County today? Water! Local governments have historically relied upon federal and state authorities to insure adequate standards for both water quality and water quantity. Reliance on federal and state authorities alone have not resulted in meaningful change. Local governments must enter the debate and insist on reasonable standards to protect current and future generations. What must be done to bring jobs and growth to Columbia County? Utilize every incentive permitted by Florida Law, develop public/ private partnerships, develop relationships with emerging and expanding economies, outwork the competition. In what way are you your opponent to serve as a member of the county commission? When I ran for County Commissioner four (4) years ago I stated that to be a good, solid County Commissioner you needed person. That has not changed. With prior business experience in the private sector and a history of supporting community causes and now, four (4) years of actual work experience as a County Commissioner; those of my opponent. Biographical InformationLifelong resident of Columbia County Educated in Columbia County Schools Two children: Ethan and Katelyn Private business owner for 30 plus years Active Church member Full time County Commissioner Rusty DePratter Beyond economic and budgetary concerns, what is the single biggest issue facing Columbia County today? I feel the largest issue the County is facing, as a community, is job creation. Jobs that pay a decent support a family and an opportunity for growth are lacking in our community. What must be done to bring jobs and growth to Columbia County? The economic development board, County and City need to work collectively to entice businesses to move or expand to Columbia collective approach is the businesses see a desire for success. I realize that this approach may be outside the box thinking from the accepted normal, but I believe unconventional personal investment from may be what is necessary to promote our community. In what way are you your opponent to serve as a member of the county commission? As a healthcare professional, my career has been spent serving the community. As a Paramedic and Registered Nurse, my job is to put the needs of others ahead of my own and I feel that the elected position of County Commissioner is exactly the same. I feel that an a desire to serve is what District 2 desires. Marc Kazmierski Biographical InformationMarc Kazmierski is a lifelong resident of Columbia County and 20+ year resident of District 2. Married to Stephanie for 21 years and father of two boys. Currently employed at UF Health Shands Gainesville for the medical helicopter ShandsCair and previously at Lake City Medical Center and Columbia County EMS. Member of the Emergency Nurses Association. Member of the Florida Sheris Association. JOHNSON Columbia County SCHOOL BOARD District 1Non-Partisan I will continue to work for better schools to ensure the academic, artistic, and athletic success of our children; for greater community and parental involvment in the education of our children; and for better opportunities and raises for employees.My Campaign is about Better SchoolsTogether we can make a difference RE-ELECTLinard He is a known entity. There is no reason to replace him. He has been very helpful in making decisions for our children and staff in the education system of this community.... Served with a passion to improve opportunity for and quality of education in our community. His re-election to the School Board will be a the community educational system. Herbert Darby A conscientious... student-centered... and effective school board member. Bettye U. Lane Man of integrity and character. Proud to have him represent our Community on the school board. Isadore Williams Johnson is a community minded and accomplished board member. Johnsons educational, work and advantage in this campaign. Richard Coach Anders Paid for and Approved by Campaign funds of Linard JohnsonPlease mail contributions to: Linard Johnson 174 N.W. Towerview Glen, Lake City, FL 32055 (396) 755-5351 or (386) 365-2564
4 Voter Information August 15, 2014 Beyond economic and budgetary concerns, what is the single biggest issue facing Columbia County today? Protection of our natural resourc es, especially our water basin, is ensure future sustainability for pristine springs and water sysstate and federal representatives and continue collaboration with organizations to ensure that legislation is put in place to protect tion, we, along with surrounding counties, will have to continue to thwart off outside interest groups We can build new jails, upgrade What must be done to bring jobs and growth to Columbia County? Please be skill-sets so that our citizens jobs, while high-wage positions ensure our citizens attain skills continue to work with our local on other projects, such as the and resources desired by industry partners wishing to locate current businesses to support propriately to assure that we preIn what way are you betnents to serve as a member of the county commission? I feel that I possess the necessary ence and years coaching youth cabulary, as I continuously look hard work, vision, and dedicawilling to do what needs to be decisions to best support our FRPPXQLW\\000\003\003,\003DP\003HPSDWKHWLF\017\003 FRPSDVVLRQDWH\017\003DQG\003WUXO\\000FDUH\003 DERXW\003P\\000&RQVWLWXHQWV\003DQG\003FRPservant leadership, as I wish to If elected, I will represent our esty and put the Public back in Richard J. Keen | County Commission | District 4 Richard Keen Biographical InformationI am a lifelong resident of Columbia County and a graduate of Columbia High School. Im currently a self-employed Builder and I have been employed as a Field Appraiser, Code Enforcement Ocer, and Building Inspector with Columbia County. Farming has also a deep-rooted passion. I coached football for over 25 years for Boys Club, Columbia County Recreation, Pop Warner, and most recently, I am Head Football Coach at Lake City Middle School. I serve as a Board Member of the Columbia Youth Football Association and Im a proud member of the Mason City Community Center and Friends of the Library. I have been married 19 years to Mary Munch-Keen, an Administrator with the Columbia County School System, and my parents are Sherod and Marcel Keen. I have always aspired to serve my community as a County Commissioner so that I, along with help from my Constituents, can MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Biographical InformationI am a lifelong resident of Columbia County. I have benetted by many residents of Columbia County and now it is time for me to return the benets back to you by being your County Commissioner. I have experience in how to build a business and make it successful. I have road building experience. I have worked with Columbia County managing men to repair roads during a hurricane. I will work toward maintaining our taxes. To the best of my knowledge, I will use all of my past experiences in my business to help take care of the counties business and save money. I will make my own decisions on whatever the matter may be. But I will work with all the other county commissioners to make better decisions. In closing I would like to say, please nd it in your heart to vote for me. Beyond economic and budgetary concerns, what is the single biggest issue facing Columbia County today? I feel that the single biggest issue in What must be done to bring jobs and growth to Columbia County? We reassure businesses that we will have than your opponents to serve as a member of the county commission? I know how to build a business and run it Everett A. Phillips | County Commission | District 4 Everett Phillips August 16-23, 2014 August 26, 2014 EARLY VOTING PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY 2014
Voter Information August 15, 2014 5 Beyond economic and budgetary concerns, what is the single biggest issue facing Columbia County today?Beyond economic and budgetary concerns I believe that managing the potential population growth of Columbia County should be our primary focus. For example, the Intermodal Park which is LQWKHQDOSHUPLWWLQJVWDJHLVexpected to create approximately 1,500 jobs. Perhaps many of WKHVHMREVZLOOEHOOHGE\SHRSOHwho currently work at other ports such as Miami, Savannah and even Jacksonville. Hope-fully we can convince them to buy homes and real estate in Columbia County and become responsible, taxpaying citizen of our county. But we must have the infrastructure (utilities, roads, schools capacity) in place to meet their needs. Because of the location of the Park, that area between Florida Gateway &ROOHJHDQG/XOXZLOOVHHVLJQL cant growth pressure. In addi-tion to managing this growth, we must always be mindful of the pressure that growth brings to our already fragile environment and be ready to minimize that damage. What must be done to bring jobs and growth to Co lumbia County? Please be VSHFLFBringing jobs to Lake City is a lot OLNHVKLQJ\RXKDYHWRNQRZwhat bait you have in order to NQRZZKDWNLQGRIVK\RXFDQcatch. For example it doesnt do us much good to go after a gold mining company when theres not much raw gold to be mined here in Columbia County. We must match our bait (workforce skills, educational institutions, leisure time activity opportunities, en vironmental attractions, quality of life, etc) to those industries that prefer what we have to offer. :KLOHZHZDQWWRQGEXVLQHVVHVthat are relocating, we also need to look at new start-up business as well. But just as important as QGLQJQHZLQGXVWU\ZHPXVWQGZD\VWRKHOSWKHVPDOOEXVL nesses and agriculture industry we currently have to survive. It simply does us no good to attract a business that employs 20 work ers and lose a business that em ploys 30. In what way are you bet WHUTXDOLHGWKDQ\RXURSSR nents to serve as a member of the county commission?Because I am fully retired, I am the only candidate in the District 4 race who will be a fulltime commissioner. I will be there when the people need me. Rath-er than our citizens with county related problems or questions having to wait until their com-missioner returns from working out of town or because he cant leave his job until 5:00 oclock, I will be available almost imme-diately to help them with their problem. I am retired from the Florida Department of Transportation where I managed mil-lions of dollars of infrastructure improvement projects across 18 counties in North Florida. I have over 20 years of leadership and engineering experience with Lake Citys own 153rd Engineer Company of the Florida Na-tional Guard where I was the units Construction Supervisor. I understand that our government is not the solution to our prob-lems. Rather, in most cases, the government is the problem. Clifton O. Ward Jr. | County Commission | District 4 Clifton Ward Biographical Information Clifton was born in 1950 near Lulu. He attended public schools in Columbia County and graduated from Columbia High School in 1969. In 1968 Clifton joined the Florida National Guard. He rose to the rank of Sta Sergeant and was awarded numerous awards and commendations for his outstanding leadership and accomplishments while serving as a member of Lake Citys own 153rd Engineer company. From 1969 until July 1970 Clifton worked with the former Areo Corpo-ration. In July 1970 Clifton began working with what is now known as the Florida Department of Transportation(FDOT). He retired from FDOT in 2010.Clifton and Jeannette Barcia have been married for 41 years and they have two children, Steven and Daryl. Clifton and Jeannette have 4 grandchildren.Clifton is a member of Old Providence Baptist Church near Providence and he also worships at the Circle Cross Cowboy Church in Ellisville. Toby L. Witt | County Commission | District 4 Beyond economic and budgetary concerns, what is the single biggest issue facing Columbia County today?Leadership or lack thereof. True leaders are more vocal about subjects and force debate. Debate is appropriate during commission meetings and not be fore. Consent agendas should not be as comprehensive as they are at this time. Experienced leaders are com fortable completing their own re search instead of relying solely on H[SHQVLYHFRQVXOWLQJUPVWKDWhave their own agendas. Leaders should rely on local business per sons when possible, which may well produce expert advice with out the extraordinary costs.Good leaders refrain from ap pearances of impropriety and ob YLRXVFRQLFWVRILQWHUHVWTrusted leaders dont stop com municating with the public after the election. Leaders should en courage town hall meetings and community input. Concerned leaders are not only in tune with what is going on today, but what our county will look like years from now. Without leadership, the commu nity has no representation and that is the single biggest issue facing our county today. What must be done to bring jobs and growth to Columbia County? Please be VSHFLF The inland port project is an excellent example of how private efforts can lead the way in economic develop-ment. Although politicians like to laud the inland port project, it truly is a private project with no taxpayer dollars spent and little to no government involve-ment. Private industry has an advantage here because they do not have to deal with politics and government bureaucracy within their ranks. We can give our economic development board and our eco-nomic development director the same advantage by keeping gov-ernment out of their way. The role of the commission should be: 1. to make sure we have the right people serving and hold them accountable for results. 2: Provide budgetary oversight for the tax dollars delegated. 3: Approve incentives based recom-mendations from the economic development board. Lets stop worrying about who gets the credit and give economic development the tools needed to do their job. In what way are you bet WHUTXDOLHGWKDQ\RXURSSR nents to serve as a member of the county commission?I have regularly attended meet ings and kept up with the com missions activities for the past 12 years; not just during the elec tion season. I regularly deal with 14 other commissions, so I have seen how other counties handle similar issues. Because of my life experienc es, I have communication skills that give me the ability to com municate ideas to a diverse audi ence. I am familiar with multi-million dollar budgets. I am not afraid to stand up against excessive spending in cluding, but not limited to, special interest projects. I have a record of advocating for the taxpayer by speaking up against government overreach at public forums.My experience in private indus try and belief in limited govern ment sets me apart from my op ponents. Private industry is the driving machine of our nation, and I have advanced because of my determination and hard work. I will put my knowledge to use for our county. Biographical Information My family has lived here since 1859 when they were one of the founding families of the Bethle-hem Lutheran Church where I have been a life-long member. I have four children, ranging in age from 14 to 21. I graduated from Columbia High School and attended Lake City Community College. I have been a Certied Paramedic for 18 years with the last 13 years certied as a Flight Paramedic. In 2007, I was honored as the International Association of Flight Paramedics Paramedic of the Year.For approximately 8 years, I have been in an administrative capacity with the largest air medical provider in the world as Business Director and Operations Logistics Manager where I am currently responsible for a 30 million dollar budget. Since being employed in the private sector, I have been interested in our county government and have followed the Board of County Commissioners for approximately 12 years. Toby Witt
6 Voter Information August 15, 2014 VOTE Everett PHILLIPS Everett PHILLIPS County Commissioner, District 4 County Commissioner, District 4 Life Long Resident of Columbia County Experience in Building Successful Businesses Road Building Experience Work to Maintain Taxes I will make my own decisions on whatever the matter may be. But I will work with all the other county commissioners to make better decisions. Please nd it in your heart to... VOTE Paid Political Advertisement Paid for by Campaign of Everett Phillips for County Commissioner, District 4 Beyond economic and budgetary concerns, what is the single biggest issue fac ing Columbia County schools today?We need to improve our retention of high quality teachers. If we provide reasons for good teach ers to stay in our schools and community, they will remain and help our system improve and provide peer modeling for other teachers. Those quality teachers will stay if we provide monetary rewards that recognize exempla U\SHUIRUPDQFHZLWKQDQFLDOLQ centives at the individual, grade or school level; non-monetary forms of recognition that can be formal or informal recognition of achievements will increase job satisfaction and retention of all teachers; teacher leadership de velopment programs that allow exemplary teachers to remain in the classroom but with additional responsibilities, recognition and compensation; provide assistance in monitoring their work load and identifying areas that could conserve their time to help pre vent those teachers from leaving due to work and home life imbal ances; and provide career growth opportunities. If elected, what will you do to help improve the per formance of underachieving schools and students in the district?Regardless of the contributing factors causing low performance, sometimes we completely over look the role that quality instruc tion plays in determining the amount of learning that takes place for all students in our class rooms. There is growing and con vincing research that emphasizes the important role that factors such as time on task, opportuni ties to practice skills, providing quality feedback, and adminis tering meaningful assessments of student work have on stu dent outcomes. As a teacher and coach, I know there is no substi tute for intensive, relentless in struction and practice. We may need more targeted interventions to help improve the performance RIDVSHFLFVHWRIVWXGHQWVZKRare being left behind but we also need to relentlessly push to im prove teacher content knowledge and upgrade the technology in the schools to improve classroom learning and the interaction be tween teachers and students. In what way are you bet WHUTXDOLHGWKDQ\RXURSSR nents to serve as a member of the school board?First and foremost I will serve on the board full time. This will allow me the opportunity to be a better representative, much more accessible. It will give me the freedom to be available to give greater service to the constitu ents of the district I represent and the entire school system. I bring a valuable perspective to the table because of my years of service in other counties, some larger and some smaller. In these other school systems I was able to adapt and be a very posi WLYHDQGSURPLQHQWLQXHQFHThe experiences I have had as a teacher and coach will help me make the best possible deci sions for our students. I am not a politician but a candidate for this important position. I will be my own person, one who knows how to make big decisions at critical times and I wont be afraid to do it. Daniel C. Danny Green | School Board | District 1 Daniel Green Biographical Information I am Daniel C. Danny Green. That is how my name will appear on the ballot for the Columbia County School Board District 1. But to most people I am Coach Green. I was born and raised in Columbia County and spent most of my adult life here. I have been married to Pam for 39 years and we have lived in the Falling Creek area for 36 years. We have 3 sons, Todd, Corey and Colt, 3 daughters in law and 3 grandchildren, 2 of which attend Columbia County schools. I attended Five Points Elementary as did our 3 sons. My parents are Calvin, who is 90 years old, and my late mother, Doris. I received a Bachelors of Science Degree from Florida State University and was a teacher and coach for 43 years, receiving many awards during my career for outstanding achievement and leadership.
Voter Information August 15, 2014 7 Beyond economic and budgetary concerns, what is the single biggest issue fac ing Columbia County schools today? To bring all students up to at least grade level in reading so they have at least a chance to pass high stakes test that are mandated by the State. The Flor ida Reading Initiative (FRI) and Read 180 have not been enough to compensate for the lack of reading that many children are not doing to improve their read ing skills. Accountability by the State is only measured by tests that many of our students have not been ad equately prepared to pass. Many of the tests are beyond the read ing level of many of our children. Common Core, Florida Stan dards or whatever you want to call it is being pushed down our children throats with our chil dren having no way to digest them. Its similar to giving a baby adult food. Its simply not the right thing to do. Our children need to be taught critical thinking skills. This has been lacking in many classrooms because of the push to pass high stakes testing that for years only required rote memory. How? and why? are very good questions to answer when thinking critically. /HWVUVWWHDFKRXUFKLOGUHQKRZto answer those questions before we asked our children to answer them. The ability to read well helps you to think critically. Our children must have this founda tion if they are going to be suc cessful. If elected, what will you do to help improve the per formance of underachieving schools and students in the district? My plan is to establish and organized a parent involvement/training program that will pro vide parents direction instruc tion, strategies and informa tion to help their children to be successful in school. This was a program provided by title one funding that has been cut in re cent years. For example, provide them with resources to help tutor their child in various SUBJECTS THROUGH USE OF RETIRED AND CURRENT educators, high performing students, and community volunteers who just choose to help. Also, show par ents how to use technology to ac cess resources and information that are helpful to them and their children. Use our community centers as educational and rec reational centers. The national WHDFKHURIWKH\HDUFRQUPVP\belief that parents are the key to the improved academic success of their children.. In what way are you better TXDOLHGWKDQ\RXURSSR nents to serve as a member of the school board? I have 12 years of school board experience, and beyond that I KDYHVLJQLFDQWDQGLPSRUWDQWwork and community experienc es that relate directly to making good decisions about the success ful education of your children. For example as a minister I have the wisdom and compassion, as a for PHUSUREDWLRQDQGSDUROHRIFHUand administrator, I understand the need for discipline,, and as an in school suspension teacher and alternative school teacher/administrator I have knowledge RIKRZVWXGHQWVVRPHWLPHVQGLWGLIFXOWWRDGKHUHRUIROORZVFKRROand classroom rules. I have been a real estate investor for 15yrs DQGDFHUWLHGSXEOLFPDQDJHUI have knowledge and skills on how to manage and run a busi ness and the school system is a very large business. I am a cur rent 7th grade civics teacher. I have been very much in volved in the community as a member of school and community DGYLVRU\ERDUGV,DPDFHUWLHGschool board member with many hours of training on how to man age our schools. My skill set is best suited to managing your childs school as school board member. I sincerely appreciate you for giving me the opportunity to con tinue to do so. Linard Johnson | School Board | District 1 Linard Johnson Beyond economic and budgetary concerns, what is the single biggest issue fac-ing Columbia County schools today? One major issue facing Colum-bia County Schools is the need to increase student achieve-ment. As times change and will continue to change there is a need to embrace new innova-tive curriculum and the latest technology advances. It is of vital importance for students to be college or career ready upon graduation to be successful in the future. This can be accom-plished through higher order thinking instruction in the classroom with the use of research-based methods of best teaching practices. Parental involvement is another key component that will institute the change needed to improve student achievement. The promotion of high expec-tation for all students will set the tone for more rigorous yet at-tainable goals. The students are our future and it is imperative that they receive a quality edu-cation by having a genuine love RIOHDUQLQJ$JUHDWLQXHQFHLQthe lives of students is to build-ing positive relationships that embrace community involvement through ongoing mentorships. If elected, what will you do to help improve the perfor-mance of underachieving schools and students in the district? One way to improve the performance of underachiev-ing schools and students in the district is to insure that there is an adequate amount of resources provided to improve student learning. It is important to insure that all instruction is data driven using research based strategies with hands on learn-ing in all classrooms. The promo-tion of participating in weekly professional learning communi-ties to analysis student data in order to implement student action plans is absolutely effec-tive. Another key component is building positive relationships between the community and school. Providing effective par-ent workshop where parents can learn new strategies to assist their child at home. After the workshop is com-pleted, as a follow up provide a survey to track the effectiveness of the workshop. It is necessary for all key stakeholders to take an active role for the improve-ment of underachieving schools and students. In what way are you better TXDOLHGWKDQ\RXURSSR nents to serve as a member of the school board? My current educational experiences in the various areas have equipped me with the knowledge necessary to provide the skills needed to continuously increase student achievement. I have had many opportuni-WLHVRISRVLWLYHLQXHQFHVLQWKHlives of students. Students have truly been the wind beneath P\ZLQJV,UPO\EHOLHYHWKDWI will be able to make decisions and implement policies that will directly impact students learning. Having two children that currently attend Columbia County Schools, I am certain that my decision making will be effective. My current leadership role keeps me abreast of latest LQLWLDWLYHVLQWKHHGXFDWLRQHOGIn this position, I participate in ongoing professional develop-ment which has given me the tools necessary to meet the individual needs of all students. Another key aspect is my ability to bridge the gap between the school and community by build-ing positive relationships. I will be the strong support system for schools, a new voice for students, and active participant for all. Allison Lashea Scott | School Board | District 1 Allison Scott Biographical Information Allison is a candidate for Columbia County School Board District 1. She is ready to hit the roads and advocate for the needs of our students to secure the resources needed in our county to positively impact their futures! Her husband, Timothy Scott, and two beautiful daughters who attend Columbia County Schools, Alexia and Andrea have lived in Lake City for eight years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from FAMU, Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy State University, Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Reading from Saint Leo University. She is an Assistant Principal in Hamilton County and currently obtains sixteen successful years in the educational eld as a teacher, and guidance counselor. She is well aware of the challenges that face students and continue to actively support of their individual needs.
8 Voter Information August 15, 2014 In the face of this tough economy, we as taxpayers nd ourselves having to prioritize and control our own spending. Should we not expect the same from our County government? The taxpayer is burdened enough. The way to weather this recession is to stop wasteful spending on nonessential projects and fuel economic growth by keeping government out of the way. FOR SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 3 Elect SteveNELSONExperience to Get the Job DonePaid Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Steve Nelson for Columbia County School Board, District 3 General Information Born in Lake City / 7 Generations from Columbia CountyEducation Graduated from Columbia high School 1985 Graduated from Lake City Community CollegeAA degree Attended UFSports Medicine/Athletic Training Graduated Florida A&M UniversityPhysical Therapy Graduated Saint Leo UniversityMaster of Business Adm.Personal Married to Tassie Eubank Nelson, Father of 3 children: Lauren 24, Brant 16, Breah 12Professional and Community Activities Assistant Vice President for Clinical Operations at Lake City Medical Center Past Loaned executive with the United Way, Current Challenger Club Member Past Chairman of Columbia County March of Dimes Certied School Board Member by the Florida School Boards Association Volunteer Sports Medicine Professional with Gateway Pro Rodeo Volunteer Sports Medicine Professional for many local sports including CHS and Fort White High Sports Assists with Providing Yearly Sports Physicals For Local Youth Volunteer Coach, Past and/or Present for Columbia Youth Soccer Association and Columbia County Girls Softball Association Served on Summers Elementary School Advisory Committee for 6 yearsNELSONVOTE (386) 623-5305 Email: NelsonforSchoolBoard@gmail.com A Voice For Education
Voter Information August 15, 2014 9 CLIFTON WARD is Our Best Choice for County Commissioner, District 4 Leadership and Trust Clifton will provide that quiet but strong and respected leadership we so desperately need on our Board of Commissioners. He has more than 40 years of valuable infrastructure development experience with the Florida DOT where he managed road and infrastructure improvement projects of approximately $13 million for 18 counties. Additionally, Clifton has more than 20 years of leadership and engineering experience in the Florida Army National Guard where he held the position of Construction Company. Safety and Security He believes that the safety and security of the citizens of we must provide better wages and equipment to those who are charged with providing us with a safe environment. Clifton will work with the other Commissioners to responders and county workers who we call on to protect and assist us and our families during emergencies and disasters. Economic Development Clifton is a strong supporter of the proposed Inland Port project. Clifton will work with the various economic development authorities, as well as our own Florida Gateway College, to insure that Columbia County has the necessary logistical network, as well as the trained manpower required to support the proposed Inland Port. While it is important to bring new business to Columbia County, it is more important and grow our current businesses, as well as our vital agriculture industry during these tough economic times. Protecting Our Environment Clifton is an avid outdoorsman and sportsman. As such, rivers, springs, and lakes. Restoring Faith in Our Local Government People have lost respect for many of those politicians they elected to represent them. As our Commissioner, Clifton knows that politicians do not have all of the answers to the problems faced by government. He will work hard for us and always seek our ideas and thoughts on critical issues facing District 4 and Columbia County. Family and Faith Clifton is married to Jeannette Barcia. They are the parents of 2 children and grandparents to 4 grandchildren. Clifton and Jeannette attend the Circle Cross Cowboy A Vote for Clion Ward is a Vote for Integrity, Dedication & Vision!Political advertisement paid for and approved by Clifton Ward for County Commissioner District 4. Friends, I sincerely and humbly ask for your vote and support in the August 26th primary to serve as your next District 4 County Commissioner. Together we can make a difference in our local government. Thank you Clifton Dear Friends and Neighbors, On August 26th and in early voting beginning Saturday, August 16th, I ask for your vote and the honor of serving as your County Attorney. I believe Columbia County is the best place in Florida to live, work, and raise a family. Columbia County needs an Attorney who will protect our way of life while understanding the importance of preparing for our childrens futures here. As an experienced local government attorney with a history of serving the interests of taxpayers, I pledge to you that I will assist our County Commissioners in following best practices of government contracting to reduce wasteful spending and help avoid costly litigation. In addition, I will use my experience in economic development to help advise our Commissioners in expanding opportunities to create jobs and improve our quality of life. In this election, I ask for your vote and will work tirelessly to keep the trust you place in me.
10 Voter Information August 15, 2014 Beyond economic and budgetary concerns, what is the single biggest issue fac ing Columbia County schools today? A challenging issue that our schools are facing today is succession planning. We have been blessed with having great principals and administrators in our district for years, however due to retirements and the Flor ida retirement DROP program many of our leaders have retired or will be leaving over the next few years. This loss of experience is frightening to me as a School Board Member and has to be ad dressed now or we could put our students and districts future at risk. We need to develop qual ity administrators and future SULQFLSDOVWROOWKHVHSRVLWLRQVWe also need to provide quality training for all of our new hires in leadership so that we set these professionals up for success not failure. Taking a good teacher out of the classroom and putting them into a leadership position does not automatically mean they will be successful; we have to help them succeed. If elected, what will you do to help improve the per formance of underachiev ing schools and students in the district? I personally be lieve that our state has an over emphasis on testing. A report I recently read stated that the over-emphasis on standardized testing has caused considerable collateral damage in too many schools, including narrowing the curriculum, teaching to the test, reducing love of learning, push ing students out of school, driving excellent teachers out of the pro fession and undermining school climate. I do not want to see this in our schools. I want to keep the focus on student achieve ment and regular accountability discussions with administration. The board should have a frequent review of student/school data. I believe this can help identify all struggling students/schools at an earlier stage, and help the board and administration to provide the needed resources to get our schools and students back on track. In what way are you bet WHUTXDOLHGWKDQ\RXURS ponent to serve as a member of the school board? In ad dition to my services with the board, I have served the Colum bia County community for all of my adult life. I have worked on many different community ser vice boards, and remain active in my participation to this day. I work very hard to stay knowl edgeable with the current Issues facing education on a national and state level. I frequently visit our capital to push for the issues that will improve educa tion here in Columbia County. I DWWDLQHG&HUWLHG6FKRRO%RDUG Member status from the Florida School Boards Association, and attend their trainings yearly. I have continued my own educa WLRQDQGQLVKHGP\0DVWHUVRIBusiness Administration degree. I understand the economic chal lenges and issues affecting us to day. I have 3 children; 2 of which remain in the Columbia School System and one graduate. This personal investment keeps me fo cused on making sure all of our children receive the best educa tion possible. Steve Nelson | School Board | District 3 Edgar Reggie Clauser III | School Board | District 3 Steve Nelson Biographical Information General Information: Born in Lake City / 7 generations from Columbia CountyEducation: Graduated Columbia High School 1985, Graduated Lake City Community College University of Florida Sports Medicine Graduated Florida A&M University Physical TherapyGraduated Saint Leo University Master of Business AdministrationPersonal: Married to Tassie Eubank Nelson, Father of 3 children; Lauren 24, Brant 16 & Breah 12Professional/Community Activities: Current Assistant Vice President of Clinical Operations at Lake City Medical Center, Past Loaned executive with the United Way, Current Challengers Club Mem-ber, Past Chairman of Columbia County American Cancer Society, Certied School Board Member by the Florida School Boards Association, Volunteer Sports Medicine professional with Gateway Pro Rodeo and many local sports including Columbia High and Ft. White High, assists with provid-ing yearly free sports physicals. Volunteer Coach, Past and/or Present for Columbia Youth Soccer, Association and Columbia County Girls Softball Association, Served on Columbia County Tax Appraisers Value Adjustment Board, Summers Elementary School Advisory Committee Biographical Information I was born, Edgar Reginald Clauser, III, (Reggie), here in Lake City, but raised north of Atlanta. My family history dates back to the early 1870s, when my great, great grandparents settled on the west side of Columbia County. I received a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing, with a minor in Economics, from Kennesaw State University. After a career in sales and management with McCormick & Company and the Goodyear Corpora-tion, I followed my dream of being self-employed and successfully operated as a builder/remod-eler in the Atlanta housing market for thirteen years. My business was built by making good, solid decisions and operating on a budget which was realistic and within my means. In 2004 I relocated to Lake City. I was employed by Hunter Marine for a short time, and then joined the Columbia County School Board Maintenance Department in various capacities until my retirement in June 2013. Beyond economic and budgetary concerns, what is the single biggest issue fac ing Columbia County schools today? The single biggest issue facing Columbia County School District today is increasing par ent involvement and adult men toring in our schools. Educating our children should be a joint partnership between home, school, and community. Everyone has unique talents, knowledge, and abilities that could be shared ZLWKDQGEHQHFLDOWRRXUFKLO dren. Every effort must be made to make parents and community members comfortable being a part of our educational system. School should be a fun place to learn for EVERYONE. If elected, what will you do to help improve the per formance of underachieving schools and students in the district? Improving the perfor mance of underachieving schools and students requires great ef fort from different points of view. I would like to recommend that we use an improvement com mittee, made up of school per sonnel, county administration, parents, and school board mem bers. This group could be used to identify the exact obstacles that face each particular school and to brainstorm solutions. Monthly meetings, at a minimum, will be critical to monitor progress. The community should be en couraged to volunteer and serve as adult mentors and coaches. Many of the underachieving stu dents need adult role models that will be able to mentor and coach; struggling students should be as signed a mentor who is able to check on and support them. In what way are you bet WHUTXDOLHGWKDQ\RXURS ponent to serve as a member of the school board? By being self-employed I have the ability to control my own work schedule. This will allow me to spend more time in the schools listening to concerns and ideas from school personnel, students, and parents; this will increase the communi cation between the community and the school board. I bring a range of experiences in market ing, sales, construction, and en vironmental research. My work experience with the Columbia County School District gave me UVWKDQGNQRZOHGJHRIWKHLQQHUworkings of the district. Edgar Clauser
Voter Information August 15, 2014 11 Beyond jobs and the economy, what is the single biggest issue facing Lake City today? We should strive to educate our children for the jobs of the future. Our young adults should be prepared to compete for these jobs right here in their own community. Jobs of the future include healthcare, education and logistics. The new inland port will present a mul-titude of opportunities for our community. Our citizens should be ready and equipped to take advantage of these jobs. What can be done to further promote our city as a magnet to attract business and visitors? We should aggressively seek out businesses and provide them incentives to locate here. These incentives should not negatively impact the tax base. Funds from taxes could be used to support youth sports facilities and summer and after-school programs that positively impact the youth of our commu-nity. Lake City is fortunate to be located in an attractive part of the state that allows us to host major youth sporting events. These events attract families to our area which has a positive economic impact on Lake City. In what way are you EHWWHUTXDOLHGWKDQ\RXUopponents to serve as a member of the city council? I am the only lifelong resident of precinct 10 running for election this term. I was born and raised here. Because of this, I am closely connected to the people and can understand their issues and struggles. I have a caring heart for people and will do my best to listen and follow through. Finally, not only do I want to represent the people of precinct 10; I want to represent all Lake Citians with honesty and integ-rity. Adee Farmer | City Council | District 10 Adee Farmer Beyond jobs and the economy, what is the single biggest issue facing Lake City today?One of the greatest issues currently facing Lake City is a stagnant tax base. Dur-ing the past 2 years Lake City has experienced only minimal growth in taxable income. As we approach the conclusion of Fiscal year 2014 the City has continued to sustain in what could be described as a survival mode caused by the past several \HDUVDWHFRQRPLFJURZWKDQGescalating operational cost. However, I remain optimistic regarding future growth for the City of Lake City. What can be done to further promote our city as a magnet to attract business and visitors?The City of Lake City should continue to take an aggressive approach to meet the demands of growth. The City should be prepared to offer a strategically prepared incentive package to those businesses who are inter ested in expansion or location to our city. Incentives could include, but are not limited to, infrastruc ture needs, street lighting, util ity, sewer, water, tax abatement and other city service needs as may be available. In return, new businesses and growth provide jobs, growth to the housing mar ket and additional revenue to our City and County. In what way are you bet WHUTXDOLHGWKDQ\RXURSSR nents to serve as a member of the city council?In September 1998, I was elected to the City Council as representative for district 10. I have more WKDQIWHHQ\HDUVVHUYLFHDVCity Councilman. Neither of my opponents has any experience providing service as City Council member or as a member of any council appointed boards of Com-mittees. I am a current member or has previously served on the following City Committees: Airport Committee, Recreation Committee, Public Safety Com-mittee, City Utility Advisory Committee and Planning and Zoning Board. Given consid-eration to my many years of service as City Councilman, I possess the most experience and TXDOLFDWLRQ,DPIDPLOLDUZLWKcurrent and future issues and needs for our City. Therefore, as a Council member I remain Committed to make decisions which are in the best interest all Citizens and the City of Lake City. Eugene Jeerson | City Council | District 10 Eugene Jefferson Biographical Information Eugene Jeerson was born and raised in Sanderson. He has been a resident of Lake CIty since 1981. He is a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. His wife, Betty A. Wilson Jeerson is a lifelong resident of Lake City. Actively attends Trinity United Methodist Church in Lake City and he faithfully participates in church activities and functions. Eugene is a 1975 graduate of Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology. Also, he is a 1977 graduate of Florida State University with a Masters Degree in Social Work. After more than 35 years of service with the Florida Department of Corrections, Eugene entered retirement in March 2012. Biographical Information I am Adee Farmer, a lifelong resident of Precinct 10. I am the son of Elizabeth Farmer Coles and the late A.D. Farmer and the father and mentor of 4 sons (Rodney, Shane, Nicholas, & Adeon). I have been with my signicant other, Gretchen, for 18 years.I played football for the Tigers and graduated in 1981 from Columbia High. I graduated with a B.S Degree in Criminology from Florida A & M University where I also played football.As a child I attended St. James Baptist and Deep Creek Baptist Churches. I was reared in the tobacco industry working for the Witts, Feagles, Dicks, and my uncle Jake Parnell. I am currently the president of the Lake City Exposure Foundation.Currently I am employed with Columbia County Schools as an educational para-professional at Challenge Learning Center. I also work as a recreation aide for the County Commissioners at the Richardson Community Center. August 16-23, 2014 August 26, 2014 EARLY VOTINGPRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY
12 Voter Information August 15, 2014 Beyond jobs and the economy, what is the single biggest issue facing Lake City today? Beyond jobs and the economy, the single biggest issue facing Lake City today, in my opinion is education. While I realize that jobs, the economy, housing, infrastructure, health, water issues and others, are extremely important and need the utmost attention, that education is not the major focus of city govern ment: However, Education is the foundation on which quality jobs and a successful economy depend. Corporations and industry tend to gravitate (move to) to towns, cities and counties that have a sound educational system that supports, education and train the workforce. The Lake City Council should form a collaborative (work together) partnership with the local school district, the Lake City Community College, other learning institutions, and work to improve education in the entire county. What can be done to further promote our city as a magnet to attract business and visitors? Some things that we can do to attract business and visitors are: Store front renovations, removal of rundown buildings/property; offer incentives for businesses to relocate to Lake City; advertise nationally the merits of Lake City; visit other successful towns for ideas; adopt-a-work cleanup group; provide more meaningful activities for youth; keep streets clean; enforce code enforcement on all properties; consider a more inviting/updated city logo; remove unused vehicles from the streets, and make Lake Desoto a more attractive area. Harold D. Perry | City Council | District 10 Harold Perry Biographical InformationIve been a native of Lake City for over 68 years. I graduated from Richardson High School, and I was in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Im currently a Deacon at Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. After 33 years I retired from the V.A. Hospital as well as the Columbia Roads Department. In the past 23 years Ive served on several committees for the community. Such as the citizens task force. The Boys and Girls Club of Columbia County and Post Commander American Legion #322. I am also the rst Vice Commander, of the Third District of Florida, a member of the B&S Combs Elks #1599, and the Gold Standard #167 Ive been married to the best woman in the world, the lovely Annie M. Perry for 13 years and hoping for many more, Im committed to making our Community a secure and positive Environment. My accountability is my responsibility to the citizens of district 10 and Lake City as a whole, as we work to make it better! Lake Cit y Councilman, District 14 Re-Elect George W ARD August 16-23, 2014 August 26, 2014 EARLY VOTING PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY Under Florida Statute 101.031, each registered voter in this state has the right to: Vote and have his or her vote accurately counted. Cast a vote if he or she is in line at the ocial closing of the polls in that county. Ask for and receive assistance in voting. Receive up to two replacement ballots if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast. An explanation if his or her registration or identity is in question. If his or her registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot. Written instructions to use when voting, and, upon request, oral instructions in voting from elections ocers. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections ocers or any other person. Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast. Each registered voter in this state should: Familiarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues. Maintain with the oce of the supervisor of elections a current address. Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation. Bring proper identication to the polling station. Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct. Treat precinct workers with courtesy. Respect the privacy of other voters. Report any problems or violation of election laws to the Supervisor of Elections. Ask questions, if needed. Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling station. From the oce of Columbia County Supervisor of Elections Liz Horne VOTERSRights and responsibilities
Voter Information August 15, 2014 13 Beyond jobs and the economy, what is the single biggest issue facing Lake City today? Poor communication within the city and county government. They do not communicate with one another or the public as well as they should. It creates uncertainty amongst leadership and lack of What can be done to further promote our city as a magnet to attract business and visitors? Leaders and citizens need a grand vision for our city beyond what we have now. Lake City is more than a convenient pit stop for families traveling through on their way to Disney World. Governor Rick Scott has helped pave the way. I want to see Lake City working with the momentum the Scott administration has created. I want to expand our distribution capacity to booming Latin American channels. Also, I want to partner with production areas like Suwannee County and ship our neighbors goods to market. In what way are you opponents to serve as a member of the city council? George Ward is a good man. I respect him. My advantage is that I can be both a leader and work on a team. I served in the Army and I work as a Lieutenant with Department of Corrections. The balance of leadership and team work can come down to life in death scenarios in my work. This has taught me a unique skillRicky Jernigan | City Council | District 14 Ricky Jernigan Biographical Information I cannot tell you about myself without telling you about my hero. My mother, Emma Lee Jernigan, had 9 children-eight sons and a daughter. She taught me loyalty. She was married to my father 61years. She taught me to look for ways to serve others. She supported my decision to join the military. She taught me courage. My mom took her children to church on Sundays. As Christians, we need courage daily. I am a conservative. I served in the United States Army right after graduating high school. Today, Im a Lieutenant at Union Correctional Institution. George Ward | City Council | District 14 Beyond jobs and the economy, what is the single biggest issue facing Lake City today? Storm water issues are without a doubt the biggest issue the city has to tackle. The problem lies in the fact that the older sections of the city have antiquated and in many cases failing drainage systems. The cost to repair is extremely expensive as you are not just repairing pipes and inlets but you have to tear up streets to accomplish the repairs. The city has maintained the advalorum tax at the same rate since 2010. In most of these years there has been no growth in property values and consequently no increase in tax revenues. The council has been very sensitive to this fact and staff has made every effort to streamline all operatons and cut costs. Drainage issues will probably continue to be a problem untill the economy picks up again and we see a rise in revenues. What can be done to further promote our city as a magnet to attract business and visitors? The way to attract business to Lake City is to maintain our low tax rate, which is in the lower to middle range for Florida cities, and to keep our utility rates low for business, industry, and their associated employees. The city has been proactive in planning and will be breaking ground in the not too distant future on the Kick lighter Wastewater Plant. This plant will provide sewage treatment for the western area of the city and outskirts, where most of the growth is anticipated. At the same time, this will free up capacity at the St Margarets Rd Wastewater Plant to provide service for the Plum Creek Inland Port when it starts to develop. The city also has good working relations with the Economic Development Advisory Board, and we will continue to work to further enhance that relationship. In what way are you betnents to serve as a member of the city council? My education, life experiences, and service to our country and community have trained and positioned me to serve as an effective City Councilman. A lot of the decisions the Council is asked to make can be very technically oriented when it comes to operation and growth of our utility systems. I have the background to understand the such decisions. My background in business has made the Citys agement issues much easier to understand and therefore helped me to make well informed decisions. Biographical InformationBorn April 13, 1951 19571969 Attended Columbia County Schools 19711974 Enlisted in US Marine Corps, attained rank of E-5, graduated #1 in class in Basics Electronics and served as Computer tech with 2nd Marine Air WingMACS-5, Honorably discharged 1974 1975Degree Lake City Community College 1977Bachelors of Business Administration Univ of North Florida, heavy emphasis in accounting 1977Present Married Joan Goree, three sons, Chirs, Je, and Stephen 1977Present OwnerOperator Wards Jewelry and Gifts 19771991 Owned and operated Ward Service Center, Inc, Carrier Air Conditioning Contractoras License Holder 19821986 Appointed Trustee Lake Shore Hospital Authority 19841985 Director Lake City Columbia Chamber of Commerce 1989Suwanee Valley Region Retail/Service Business of the Year 1991Chaired Charter Review Board for City of Lake City 19911994 Director Downtown Action Committee 19921994 President Downtown Action Committee 1996President CHS Quarterback Club 2001PresentCity Councilman District 14 City of Lake City George Ward August 16-23, 2014 August 26, 2014 EARLY VOTING PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY 2014
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