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Lacquey said the push for legislation to curb gun violence is an emotional deci sion sparked by the Parkland massacre, which left 17 dead. If youre going to do something, you always wait and take your time and make a quality decision, he said. As more lawmakers, school officials and others call for the state to increase fund ing for mental health services, Lacquey said he cant support that proposal either. I just cannot see funding the govern ment anymore for anything, he said. You cant look to the government to solve all these problems. But Lacquey said he would support a government-funded program to purchase firearms for teachers who want to be armed in the classroom. At its peak, the North Central Florida Tea Party drew in upwards of 200 people at some high-profile meetings, the groups secretary-treasurer, Sharon Higgins, told the Lake City Reporter last July. After Obama left office, meeting atten dance dwindled, prompting the Lake Citybased group and other Tea Party organi zations throughout the state and country to stop holding regular meetings. Cray said. Cray filed a claim with his insurance company, which refused to cover the dam age. They said they wer ent going to pay for something that was the citys fault, Cray said. Because of the flooding, Cray had to rip out the floor ing in his living room. That floor isnt cheap, he said. Hes also concerned there might be structural damage. When Cray called City Hall a week after the inci dent, staff said they could find no record showing the city owned the ditch and told him it was private prop erty. All of a sudden, they didnt know it was there, he said. Cray said he went to the Columbia County Courthouse, where he has found records proving it belongs to the city. Took me less than three minutes, he said. The citys insurance com pany refuses to call him back, Cray said. The city has not sent anyone to inspect the damage in the living r oom. Its sort of a slap in the face, Cray said. Cray said he just wants the city to start maintaining the ditch and to be compensated for the damage. They just need to do the right thing, he said. City Manager W endell Johnson could not be reached for comment. On Tuesday afternoon, Henry told the Lake City Reporter he still believed the city is not responsible. Its all private property, he said. Henry said he had no knowledge of the docu ments Cray claims as proof the city owns the ditch. I dont remember see ing that, he said. They may have showed it to a higher-up. Its above my pay grade. LACQUEYContinued From 1A DAMAGEContinued From 1A The BEST partner to your morning coffee. very 386-752-1293 Call to subscribe today!Democrats consider new strategy as Obamacare frustrations buildBy NOAM N. LEVEYTribune News ServiceWASHINGTON After spending most of 2017 defending the Affordable Care Act from GOP attacks, a growing number of Democrats believe the laws reliance on private insurance markets wont be enough and the party should focus instead on expanding popular government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. The emerging strategy which is gaining trac tion among liberal policy experts, activists and Democratic politicians is less sweeping than the single-payer government-run system that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., made a cornerstone of his 2016 presidential campaign. Many Democrats still fear such a dramatic change would disrupt coverage for too many Americans, but they have also concluded that the current laws middle-ground approach to build on the private insurance market originally a Republican idea isnt providing enough Americans with adequate, affordable health coverage. These Democrats see the expansion of existing public programs as a more pragmatic and politically viable way to help Americans struggling with rising costs and correct the shortcomings of the 2010 law, often called Obamacare. What is clear is that the Democratic Party as a whole is coming to the conclusion that stand-alone private market solutions to health care do not achieve affordability and coverage for all, said Chris Jennings, an influential Washington health policy adviser who worked for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. But there is a recognition that you cant just snap your fingers and have political consensus. ... And one of the lessons learned from 2017 is that you better do your homework. Democrats are eager to avoid mistakes made by Republicans, who proved unprepared last year as they struggled unsuccessfully to fulfill their yearslong promise to repeal the current health law. Developing a new health care agenda doesnt promise to be easy, as liberal activists and others in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party remain committed to the single-payer solution championed by Sanders and may resist more incremental steps. At the same time, even more modest moves to build on Medicare or Medicaid will face opposition from hospitals, drugmakers and others in the industry who fear that government health plans would pressure them to accept lower prices. And no one expects any Democratic plan to go anywhere as long as Congress remains in Republicans hands and President Donald Trump holds a veto pen. But in the wake of widespread public rejection of GOP health care proposals last year, Democrats see an opportunity to seize the initiative and advance the partys long-held dream of universal health coverage. Were on offense on health care, said Brad Woodhouse, campaign director for Protect Our Care, an advocacy group formed last year to fight the GOP effort to roll back the 2010 health law. We need to make health care the No. 1 issue. Speaking to a recent conference organized by Families USA, a leading national patients rights group, Woodhouse cautioned, however, that Democrats must offer voters more than just a defense of the current law. In recent months, Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill have filed a growing number of bills that would expand eligibility for Medicare or Medicaid, which currently limit coverage to qualifying elderly, disabled or poor Americans. The two mammoth government programs are much cheaper than commercial insurance, in large part because they pay hospitals and other medical providers less. At the same time, Democratic leaders in several states, including California, New York and New Mexico, are exploring state-based initiatives to expand government health plans. And last week, the Center for American Progress, a leading liberal think tank, released a plan to open up Medicare to all Americans, while still giving workers the option to stick with coverage offered through an employer. Democrats have mostly been trying to keep Republicans from repealing the current law, said Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. Now we need to come up with the next set of ideas about how to improve coverage and affordability. Kaine and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., are co-sponsoring yet another proposal which they call Medicare X for a new government program based on Medicare, particularly for consumers in parts of the country with limited commercial options. The renewed interest among Democrats in gov-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICESenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, speak at an Obamacare press conference. A2
WEDNESD AY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 3A CLASS DATE TIMEINSTRUCTOR Acrylics Mar. 1st & 29th 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Dottie List Fluid Acrylics Workshop (Cost $65) Mar. 3rd 10:00 AM Noon & 1:30 PM 3:30 PM Jeanne Van Arsdall Jewelry Bead Stringing Mar. 3rdth 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Linda Schenavar Jewelry Basic Mar. 8th 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Linda Schenavar Youth Art Project (FREE! Ages 12) Mar. 10th 10:00 AM Noon Marley Andretti Watercolor Mar. 12th & 26th 9:30 AM 11:30 AM Wally Reichert Turkish Marbling Mar. 15th 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Christine Brewer Jewelry Basic Chain Making Mar. 22nd 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Linda Schenavar Below is the March class schedule for the Gateway Art Gallery All classes are taught by professional, local artists. Unless otherwise noted, each class is $30 for two hours, including supplies. Call for information and scheduling at 386-752-5229. Located in Historic Downtown 386-752-5229 Lawn & Land Service,LLC Wes Evachek, Jr. 386-361-1034 Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. Old-style picnic event to feature live musicFrom staff reportsArea residents and visitors are invited to join two local nonprof it organizations Our Santa Fe River and the North Central Florida Blues Society for a relaxing pad dle and musical picnic lunch on the Santa Fe River from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17. As part of RiverFest 2018, participants will kayak or canoe from Highway 27 to Rum Island County Park. The group will rendezvous midway at Lazy Turtle Lodges riverfront lawn to enjoy an oldstyle picnic with live music featuring the award-winning Bear & Rober t band. The paddle is one of the explore, learn and play RiverFest 2018 events sponsored by Our Santa Fe River, Inc. this spring. Our Santa Fe River is a North Florida nonprofit, volunteer organization working to protect the areas springs, river and aqui fer. Paddlers will meet at the State Road 27 Bridge just north of High Springs to unload boats and gear. They will have the option of taking their vehicles to Rum Island Park to catch a shuttle back to the boats or shuttling themselves. Paddlers should bring picnic lunch and liquids as well as a blanket or chair. Ar ea outfitter Rum 138 is offer ing shuttle, lunch and canoe and kayak discounts. Ther e is no charge for the event, but tickets to other RiverFest events, such as the eighth annual OSFR Songwriters Contest on Sunday, March 25, can be purchased online at www. OurSantaFeRiver.org. COURTESYThe award-winning Bear & Robert band will entertain kayakers during a picnic lunch on Saturday, March 17. The lunch is one of the events during RiverFest 2018. Anguished parents plead for school safety changesBy DARA KAMThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE After hearing the impassioned pleas of parents whose children were murdered, key legislative panels T uesday approved sweeping school-safety measures that would allow specially trained teachers to bring guns to class, raise the age from 18 to 21 to purchase rifles or other long guns and create a commission to explore failures leading up to the massacre this month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. About 40 parents from Parkland, the affluent Broward County enclave where the nations second-worst school shooting occurred Feb. 14, traveled to the Capitol to share their stories and requests with lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott as the Legislature rushes to pass a school-safety bill before the session ends on March 9. Max Schachter, whose 14-year-old son Alex was among 17 people slain at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, strained to choke back tears as he begged lawmakers to act. Ive never been an outspoken person. I never wanted to be in this situation. But Im pleading with you to put your differences aside. Its time to learn to compromise and help make our schools safe again, Schachter, comforted by his father, Steve, told the House Appropriations Committee. We owe it to all these students. You owe it to me and you owe it to all those 16 other families. The legislation approved Tuesday by House and Senate appropriations committees includes money for early mental health scr eening and services as well as additional school resource officers, raises the r equired age from 18 to 21 and imposes a three-day waiting period to purchase long guns, and would give law enforcement offi cials the ability to remove guns from people who pose a danger to themselves or others. The components of the bill would have saved my little boy Alex, and if we had had these measures in place I would not have had to bury my son next to his mother, Schachter told the committees. Im willing to compromise. Are you? Schachters testimony reduced Senate Appropriations Chairman Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, to tears. Critics of the legislation, including a union representing teachers and many Democrats, say it doesnt go far enough because it lacks a prohibition on assaultstyle guns like the one used by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz to mow down 14 students and three faculty members. Gun-rights groups, such as the National Rifle Association, also oppose the legis lation, arguing that it includes new gun r estrictions that punish gun owners for the actions of Cruz. We have long supported keeping guns out of the hands of those who have danger ous mental illness. We do not support gun contr ol provisions of this bill. These provi sions are nothing more than an attack on the Second Amendment rights of law-abid ing people, Marion Hammer, the National Rifle Associations influential Florida lobby ist, said.Photos by TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterDoggone good dayAngela Johnston (from left) and Rhonda Kaleta wear costumes matching their dogs Maggie and Arties costumes in the Wuffstock best dressed group competition Saturday. The Wuffstock Festival took place Saturday at Darby Pavilion. Johnston and Kaletas dogs took first place in the competition. Sara Hernandez smiles as she and Georgia compete in the Wuffstock Festivals Smooching Pooches contest. Saturdays festivities included several competitions. Karin Slifkers three dogs took second in the Wuffstock Festivals best dressed group contest. The Wuffstock Festival event was hosted by Covenant Pet Trust.
To the Editor: Oddly, in the wake of a mass shooting be it Columbine, San Bernardino, or the latest Parkland massacre even the media is calling for prayer for the victims families. I dont want to downplay the need for Gods intervention to comfort the families with His grace and mercy, but lets get real. America kicked God out of schools way back in 1962. For 56 years liberals have denied the need for Gods presence in the classrooms of America. Why then would the Creator of the Universe hear and answer prayers from Americans who deny the existence of Him until the needless killing of our children and teachers? Since 2013 there have been over 300 school shootings, averaging about one school shooting every week across this country. When being interviewed recently, former FBI agent Steve Rogers hit it on the head when (in his remarks on Parkland) he used the phrase, a spiritual issue. He didnt say it, but implied that students need God. A few years back Billy Grahams daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, did an interview on CBSs The Early Show on the Thursday morning after terrorist attacks. Jane Clayson conducted the interview with Dr. Grahams daughter. The broadcasts transcript says that Clayson asked Mrs. Lotz what happened in this instance if God is so good. Mrs. Lotz replied, I say God is also angry when He sees something like this. I would say also for several years now Americans in a sense have shaken their fist at God and said, God, we want you out of our schools, our government, our business, we want you out of our marketplace. And God, who is a gentleman, has just quietly backed out of our national and political life, our public life. Removing His hand of blessing and protection. We need to turn to God first of all and say, God, were sorry we have treated You this way and we invite You now to come into our national life. We put our trust in You. We have our trust in God on our coins, we need to practice it. To cap off what Anne Graham Lotz said, lets put it all in perspective. Weve rejected God in our daily lives. We all go along in search of the Great American Dream and wallow in our self-righteous prosperity. Then tragedy hits. The clarion cry is, Lets ask God to Whatever. Even though Hes been rejected over and over again, God is merciful, kind, loving, forgiving and willing to give us a fresh start. All He asks is that we spend some time with Him, believe in Him on a daily basis, and accept the fact that we are helpless without Him. How much truer that is for students! Students need God! What a great bumper sticker to have plastered all over this great nation. I want to challenge printing companies all across the country to print thousands of Students need God! bumper stickers and get school kids to distribute them throughout America. This isnt a political issue or even a religious issue. Its a moral necessity if schools are to be safe places for children and teachers. Thomas A. Noton Lake CityOn the agenda for Thursdays County Commission meeting is a complicated-looking item that entails a partial restructuring of the Economic Development Advisory Board, the sometimes-troubled body that helps guide commercial and industrial growth in our county. Commissioners will be asked to make two big changes to EDAB. First, remove Assistant County Manager Scott Ward from its ranks. This action does not reflect ill on Mr. Ward, whose service has been nothing less than stellar. The problem, rather, is legal and structural. As assistant county manager (and direct supervisor of Economic Development Director Glenn Hunter), Ward needs to consult with County Commission Chairman Tim Murphy from time to time, if not quite on a daily basis, concerning matters of some importance. Since Murphy and Ward are both members of EDAB, Floridas Sunshine laws forbid such private meetings. The only remedy is for one of them to leave the board. The commission chairman needs to stay, so Ward, as he himself has agreed, must go. The second big change to the EDAB charter concerns who will take Wards place. In the past, a seat had always been informally reserved for a representative of Florida Gateway College. When Charles Hall retired as president of FGC in 2015, that tradition fell between the cracks and was lost. Now it is being reestablished in writing. Commissioners will be asked Thursday to make the president of FGC, or his or her designee, a permanent member of EDAB. Its about time. Not just because FGCs current president, Lawrence Barrett, has proven a powerful force for intelligent growth during his short time here, but because the college, as a major economic driver in the region, needs to have a voice on the board. This ones an easy call, too. Lets hope commissioners concur come Thursday night. Murphy said Tuesday that interviews will soon commence to fill the one vacant slot on EDABs nine-member board. Things are moving the right direction for EDAB and we need to keep the momentum going. Make it count, Tim. OPINION Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman 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. 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Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Rebuilding the EDAB OUR OPINIONA good lesson for all of us When Columbia High Principal Trey Hosford got on the PA last week and warned students not to post hearsay and rumors, he could have been speaking to all of us. Based on what weve seen and heard of late, maybe he should have been. Lets recap Hosfords brief talk. First, if you see something, say something just like always. Heres the only difference. Report it to the police or other proper authority before blasting it on Facebook or Twitter. And even then, think twice before posting it online at all. The overwhelming majority of these things end up being nothing of any significance. You still need to report them. But that doesnt mean you have to send everybody else into a panic in the process. The obvious danger here is boy-whocried-wolf syndrome. The last thing we need is to become desensitized to the actual chance, however small, of real violence. A little self-control would do us all a world of good. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY Bring God back into the classroom Robert Bridgesrbridges@lakecityreporter.com Robert Bridges is editor of the Lake City Reporter. California shrugs off water shortageA defining quality of Californias state government is sluggishness. Its common for audits of state agencies to note that problems identified in previous audits remain unresolved. Now Californians are witnessing an especially egregious example of this state trait. Forty months after state voters reacted to a brutal drought by lopsidedly approving a $7.5 billion water bond, none of the $2.7 billion the measure set aside for water storage projects has been appropriated by the California Water Commission. And as George Skelton of the Los Angeles Times noted in a recent column, local water agencies are frustrated because they dont have a clear sense of what the commission wants before it is willing to commit to local projects. Water officials insist this is not another shifty power play by influential environmentalists to block new dams, which they see as an affront to nature and as likely to spur more growth. Instead, delays are blamed on wanting to make sure projects are properly vetted before sending taxpayer dollars out the door. But the sad twist is that when water storage projects finally do get funded, it might come after a brutal new state drought is already under way. UCLA postdoctoral researcher Daniel Swain reports on his California Weather Blog that the past three months have seen the same ridge of high-pressure air off the coast blocking storms from reaching shore that was seen throughout the 2012-16 drought, which was the worst in the states history. Maybe the next drought finally will create a sense of urgency about water storage among what-me-worry state officials. Or maybe not. San Diego Union-Tribune.On this date In 1844, a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton exploded as the ship was sailing on the Potomac River, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas W. Gilmer and several others. In 1917, The Associated Press reported that the United States had obtained a diplomatic communication sent by German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to a German official in Mexico; the Zimmermann Note, which had been intercepted and decoded by Britain, proposed a German alliance with Mexico and Japan should the U.S. enter World War I. (Outrage over the telegram helped propel America into the conflict.) In 1942, the heavy cruiser USS Houston and the Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth were attacked by Japanese forces during the World War II Battle of Sunda Strait; both were sunk shortly after midnight on March 1 with a total loss of more than 1,000 men. In 1953, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announced they had discovered the double-helix structure of DNA. In 1960, a day after defeating the Soviets at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California, the United States won its first Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Czechoslovakia, 9-4.
WEDNESD AY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A G B N FW M/NLocal event to close out Black History MonthIn celebration of Black History Month, Its About My Efforts, Inc. is pleased to invite the residents of Columbia County to join us today and experience living history as we welcome Lizzie Jenkins, a descendant and president of Rosewood. While the history of Rosewood is not ours, the visit of Lizzie Jenkins affords us the opportunity to demonstrate Lake City and Columbia County as the Gateway to Florida for all Americans. We are fortunate to have Mrs. Jenkins share in our celebration of the contributions made in black history and experience a guided tour of our community by a representative from the City of Lake City. She will have lunch sponsored by Panera Bread with winners of the Wax Museum from Cambridge Prep Academy. The students will receive an opportunity to discuss inclusion and choices with Mrs. Jenkins, followed by her appearance as guest speaker at tonights Black History Month Closing Ceremony and Elders Banquet at 5:30, happening at the Melting Pot, a performing arts gallery located at 500 N. Marion Avenue. Mrs. Jenkins has a background complete with service in many capacities, a few of which include: Real Rosewood Foundation Incorporated Florida Democratic Black Caucus past membership chairwoman keeper for LWV Forums F.A.C.T.S., Inc. Black Caucus Archer Farmers Network Alachua County History Commission Fifth Avenue Festival MLK Commission Scholarship donor NMAAHC Healing Project Lets join together and welcome Mrs. Jenkins to Lake City, Columbia County Gateway to Florida. Additionally, congratulate the success of our students for the hard work that impressed Mrs. Jenkins enough to meet them personally. Lake City resident Befaithful Coker is the executive director of Its About My Eorts.HISTORICALLY SPEAKING Bea CokerCOURTESYThe winners of the Wax Museum from Cambridge Prep Academy will meet with Lizzie Jenkins today. Front, from left: Mrs. Denise Maxwell (instructor), Haden Slater (10th grade), Allie Lewis (11th), Allyson Mitchell (10th), Rayna Peck (10th), Tenija Martin (eighth). Back row: Benjamin Gilliam (10th) and Josh Heston (12th). COURTESY PHOTOSSAR inducts new officers, presents awardsThe Lake City chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently installed new officers. From left: Outgoing chapter president Skip Johns presents the gavel to new chapter president Ralph Wright, pictured with Treasurer Larry Royal.Not pictured: Vice President Charles Kime. Johns presents Royal the Bronze Roger Sherman Medal in recognition for, and in appreciation of, his many outstanding services rendered to the Lake City chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Johns presents Linda Dyal Johns with the SAR Bronze Ladies Appreciation Medal. The Ladies Appreciation Medal is presented to a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in good standing and in recognition of, and in appreciation for, outstanding services rendered to SAR. COMMUNITY CALENDARTodayBusiness Book ClubThe Business Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m. at The Church at SouthRidge, 162 SW Ridge St., Lake City. The Lake CityColumbia County Chamber of Commerce sponsored club is devoted to personal and professional development through reading and discussing various business inclined books. For more information or to get involved, call 386-752-3690 Love a VET(eran) driveAmeris Bank is conducting its third Love a VET(eran) project during the month of February by collecting person al hygiene items, blank stationaries and postage stamps to be distributed to local veterans. Residents may donate shampoo, deodorant, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, denture gel, mouthwash, soap, socks and small throw blankets at the banks two Lake City locations. ThursdayGardening questions? able from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Lake City. Stop by or call 386-752-5384 to receive research-based information from universi ty trained volunteers.FridayFree tax prep Extension Office is accepting appoint ments for free tax filing. Appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, call 386752-5384 or stop by the extension office at 971 W. Duval St., Lake City.SaturdayRace the Tortoise 5KThe ninth annual Race the Tortoise 5K at OLeno State Park (410 SE OLeno Park Road, High Springs) will start at 8 a.m. All levels of ability welcome. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. and ends at 7:30 a.m., when the park gate will close for the race. Registration details at www.FriendsOfOleno.org. Proceeds go to OLenos Nature Center.Car showRacing for a Cure 2018 the 10th annual Fort White Car Show for cystic fibrosis will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort White Community Center, 17579 State Road 47, Fort White. Email cbrownsrac firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register. Acrylic workshopGateway Art Gallery, located at 168 N. Marion Ave. in Lake City, will present an acrylic workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an hour lunch break. Awardwinning artist Jeanne Van Arsdall will be the instructor. The class is $65, which includes supplies. Call 386-752-5229 for more information or to register. Bowl-a-thonCARC Advocates for Citizens with Disabilities, Inc. will host its 25th annual bowl-a-thon at Lake City Bowl (347 SW State Road 247, Lake City) with sessions at 1 and 3 p.m. Team registration is $50 for a team of five people, which covers two games of bowling and shoe rental. All proceeds will go to CARC. For more information or to register, call 386-752-1800.Miss Fort White PageantThe Miss Fort White and Junior Miss Fort White Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. in the Fort White Elementary Auditorium. Tickets on sale at the door will be $5 for adults and $2 for students. Acoustic jamThe March gathering of the SongFarmers of the Suwannee River Valley will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 2423 SW Bascom Norris Drive, Lake City. Acoustic jam format. Musicians, friends and families welcome. No charge. SundayWedding and prom expoAll Creations Salon and the High Springs Lions Club will hold a wedding and prom dress expo from noon to 4 p.m. at the club, 26900 U.S. Highway 27, High Springs. The expo will feature Cinderellas Closet, which will give free prom dresses to girls who need them (if it fits, its yours). Wedding dresses will be available for pur chase for as little as $25 and up to $100.Talent contest needs entrantsA $500 grand prize will be awarded to the winner of the annual talent contest at the 103rd Suwannee County Fair, which will be held March 16-24 in Live Oak. The one-day talent show will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 24. Second place will take home $100 and third place $50. A panel of three judges will decide the win ners. Solo, duo, trio or bands may sign up to compete. Past overall finals winners cannot compete. The dead line to sign up online at www.suwanneecountyfair.org is Friday, March 9. Contestants who believe they have outstanding musical talent (or who have been told they do) and play guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano or other instru ments, or who can sing country, blues, rock, bluegrass or other genres of music, are invited to register. Past talent contest winners include Chloe Davis (2017), Brittanie Powell (2016) and siblings Josh, Caleb, Hannah and Luke Hage with their band Red Black Mane (2015).Staff reports
6A WEDNESD AY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 HEALTH LAKE CITY REPORTER 386-755-2268 DOT & School Accepting New PatientsWeird, hidden things that cause heart attacks The beating sound of your heart is caused by the valves they open and close routinely, and in a specific rhythm. Google is developing algorithms that can predict a heart attack by looking in your eye! This, according to research published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Most heart attacks happen on a Monday. Not to be a scrooge, but Dec. 25, Christmas Day, is the most common day of the year for heart attacks. In an average day, your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood around. Compare that to a sixperson hot tub which holds about 450 gallons of water. The fairy wasp has the tiniest heart on record, whereas blue whales have the largest one, about five feet long. I received two questions today. The first came from Tom who lives in Oklahoma, and he asked me if antibiotics could impact his heart. Since antibiotics are drug muggers of almost all vitamins and minerals, the answer is Yes! You need nutrients to keep your heart beating properly, because they catalyze the electric system. T om took Clarithromycin, as part of triple therapy for his ulcer. Clarithromycin is a popular anti-bacterial sold worldwide. The United States FDA has known about heart problems with this drug, and has been warning doctors not to prescribe it to folks with known heart disease for approximately 12 years. More data was released today that confirms that people who took the antibiotic years ago (for even two weeks) might have a higher risk of dying from heart disease years later. It doesnt matter what condition you take the drug for, whether its for ulcers, sinus infections or wounds, it can still impact the cardiovascular system, and FYI, its not alone. Many antibiotics impact your heart. So if your doctor prescribes the medication Clarithromycin (brand is Biaxin) and you already have heart disease or hypertension, Id remind doc of your condition in light of the recent studies. Dont trust them to know everything. If youve had a heart attack or have heart failure, its not out of line to ask for a different antibiotic. This reminder (about your medical history) becomes particularly important if you go to a walk-in clinic instead of your regular physician. My second question came from Brad in Florida regarding his pacemaker. He asked if it can be hacked. Yes, theoretically! Never say never. Unscrupulous creeps could hack a pacemaker and reprogram it, causing it to do erratic pulsing, deliver potentially fatal shocks or stop altogether by draining the battery. In order to do this, a hacker would need to know the brand name of your implanted device and its radio frequency. Then, we need an unethical person to reprogram that specific proprietary device and hed have to get in close range to tinker with the software. Sounds like a movie plot! So breathe easy because the odds are low that anyone would hack your pacemaker. Adverse events are more likely to occur with some MP3 headphones, metal detectors, certain cellphones or MRI diagnostic scanners. But for sure, dont worry about hackers! Suzy Cohen is a pharmacist who got her start in Gainesville. Suzy Coheninfo@dearpharmacist.com www.SuzyCohen.comSTOCK PHOTOGoogle is developing algorithms that can predict a heart attack by looking at eyes. Trump weighing a mental health coverage optionAssociated PressWASHINGTON Amid the outcry over the Florida school shootings, the Trump administration says it is actively exploring ways to help states expand inpatient mental health treatment using Medicaid funds. President Donald Trump again brought up the issue of mental hospitals in a meeting with governors on Monday, invoking a time when states maintained facilities for mentally ill and developmentally disabled people. In the old days, you would put him into a mental institution, Trump said, apparently referring to alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz, whose troubling behavior prompted people close to him to plead for help from authorities, without success. Were going to have to start talking about mental institutions ...we have nothing between a prison and leaving him at his house, which we cant do anymore. Organizations representing state officials and people with mental illness say no one wants to go back to warehousing patients. But they also say that federal action is needed to reverse a decades-old law known as the IMD exclusion, which bars Medicaid from paying for treatment in mental health facilities with more than 16 beds. IMD stands for institution for mental diseases. Last year, the Trump administration opened the way for states to seek waivers from the policy in cases involving treatment for substance abuse. On Monday a spokesman said states are pressing the administration for similar waivers for mental health care, and officials are looking for ways to address those requests. Weve continued to receive ... proposals and strong interest from states to allow similar demonstrations for individuals with serious mental illness, Johnathan Monroe, a spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in a statement. We are actively exploring how best to provide states with new opportunities to improve their mental health delivery systems. Theres no telling if a more robust mental health care system would have saved the 17 lives lost in Parkland, Florida, as well as other victims of mass shootings that have become tragically commonplace. Democrats say its no substitute for stronger gun control laws. But state officials would welcome a change to Medicaids exclusionary rule, said Matt Salo, head of the nonpartisan National Association of Medicaid Directors, which supports full repeal of the policy and, short of that, expanded waivers. There is a need for a spectrum of services for people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse, Salo said. By SARAH CAREYSpecial to the ReporterIn a collaboration made possible through public and private support, University of Florida veterinarians recently performed electro chemotherapy to treat two sea turtles with debilitating tumors in the Florida Keys, the first time the procedure has been performed on the species in the U.S. The juvenile green sea turtles, named Percy and Daley, have a viral disease known as fibropapillomatosis, which is chronic in their species worldwide. The condition causes tumors that form on the surface of their tissues and can grow to impede the turtles abili ty to see, eat and move. P ercy and Daley are being cared for at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, where they received the second of two treatments on Jan. 20 as the result of an effort spearheaded by Kyle Donnelly, D.V.M., a second-year zoological medicine resident at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. Donnelly con ceived of the project over a year ago and or ganized the collaborations needed to bring it to fruition. The results we are see ing seem promising so far, Donnelly said. In electrochemotherapy, a machine is used to deliver an electrical pulse, opening cells within a tumor and allowing for the injection of chemotherapy drugs directly into the tumor site. Among those who con tributed their expertise to the project were Joseph Impellizeri, D.V.M., a vet erinary oncology specialist in private practice in New Y ork with significant expe rience in electrochemotherapy in other species, and Anna Szivek, D.V.M., an assistant clinical professor and veterinary oncology specialist at UF. Treating fibropapilloma tosis in sea turtles is very fr ustrating, Donnelly said, adding that electrochem otherapy, which has been used occasionally in other species but never pr evi ously in sea turtles in the U.S., is a potentially positive alternative. Surgery is the treatment of choice for these tumors, but that can be challenging, Donnelly said. When you remove all of that tis sue, there remains a wound that sometimes cant be closed and creates other challenges to manage. Electrochemotherapy is less invasive, as it allows the tumor to be killed from within without damage to the nearby tissue. Szivek, who traveled to the Keys with Donnelly to perform the Jan. 20 treatment on Percy and Daley, noted, After the drug injection, the tumor initially shrinks and then falls off. One tumor on each turtle was treated as part of the pilot study. Impellizeri performed the first treatment with Donnelly in December using equipment he owns. The UF team arranged for Szivek to assist with the second treatment and borrowed another electrochemotherapy machine to complete the treatment pro tocol. One of the reasons we wanted to partner with Dr. Impellizeri was his experi ence and the fact that he owns this machine, which he agreed to allow us to use, Donnelly said. The UF veterinarians said they hope the college eventually will be able to purchase the equipment needed to be able to offer the therapy to different species as an alternative to sur gery in certain cases. Donnelly said she felt the pr oject, which she began for fun soon after starting her residency, would be a good way to highlight the strengths of UFs zoolog ical medicine and aquatic animal health programs in a way that would specifically benefit sea turtles. Our team at UF brought the pieces together for the permits we needed, and the Turtle Hospital provided the funding, Donnelly said, adding that she was especially grateful to her mentor, Nicole Stacy, D.V.M., a clinical pathologist associated with UFs aquatic animal health pr ogram. Others who have contrib uted to the project include T erry Norton, D.V.M., of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center; Brooke Burkhalter, D.V.M., who is associated with the Sea Turtle Hospital at UFs Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience; and members of the UF veterinary medical pharmacy team, Donnelly said. T reating these turtles was only possible because of all the awesome collabo ration, she said. Everyone wants to save the sea tur tles.UF veterinarians perform groundbreaking electrochemotherapy on 2 Fla. sea turtlesCOURTESY UFDrs. Kyle Donnelly and Anna Szivek of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine perform electrochemotherapy on a sea turtle at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon.
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, February 28, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org SPORTS SPORTS Section B CHS anglers Seth Slanker and Seth Jackson took home first place this past weekend. See 5B.By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Only a couple weeks into the season, the Lady Indians still have some areas to improve on, but one thing remains clear: theyre swinging the bats. Fort Whites success in the batters box continued against district rival Palatka. The Lady Indians had no problem at the plate, scoring six combined runs in two innings, securing a 10-5 victory over the Lady Panthers Tuesday night. Theyve hit well all season, Fort White head coach Michele Padgett said after the district win. Very well. Since Day 1, theyve hit. Its our fifth year [coaching], so its been five years working toward this. Lady Indians pitcher Shelby Dubose kept the Lady Panthers tamed for most the contest. The senior ace registered five strikeouts, keeping league foe Palatka to one run through the games first five innings. Her solid performance on the mound pushed the Lady Indians to their fourth district win of the season. I just try to stay focused, be positive and go into it telling myself hey you can do this, said Dubose, who pitched another complete game. Just being positive [And] its definitely a great feeling to know everyone has a positive outlook, just like me. We always stay up, no matter what. Savana Terrys RBI single in the second helped Fort White (4-2, 4-1) to a 2-0 lead against Palatka (3-4, 1-3). The Lady Panthers cut the deficit in the Gators blank UNF 4-0Florida earned its first shut out of the season with a 4-0 win at UNF on Tuesday night in Jacksonville. It was a pitchers duel through four innings before Keenan Bell blasted a ball off the right field wall for a leadoff double in the fifth. After a wild pitch allowed Bell to take third, Blake Reese brought him home with a RBI groundout to give the Gators a 1-0 lead. Florida extended the lead in the top of the sixth with a RBI double from senior captain JJ Schwarz. Wil Dalton, who moved up in the lineup to the leadoff spot, singled to center and scored on Schwarzs double. Freshman Jordan Butler, making his second start of the season, was phenomenal. He pitched six scoreless innings with six strikeouts to earn his first career victory. Florida added two more runs in the seventh and eighth inning for the final margin. Jack Leftwich and Michael Byrne combined to pitch the final three innings without allowing a run. On the night, UF pitchers scattered just four hits (three singles, one double) and none of the runners advanced any further than when they reached base.Noles shut out DolphinsJACKSONVILLE Junior Andrew Karp notched a careerbest 12 strikeouts and no walks over six innings, earning his second win of the year in the Noles 4-0 victory over Jacksonville Tuesday evening. In front of 1,503 fans at John Sessions Stadium for FSUs first road game of the year, Karp allowed just four hits and no hitters to reach third base, while a pair of second-inning runs gave FSU all the run sup port it needed. Karp (2-0) allowed a hit each of the first three innings but worked out of any potential trouble each time. The junior from Winter Garden struck out at least one hitter in each of his six innings and two in each of his last five. Between the fourth and sixth innings, Karp struck out six straight hitters. The Seminoles gave Karp all the run support he needed in the second inning, scoring two runs on three hits and a critical error on catcher Jacob Southern. The Noles leading hitter, sophomore J.C. Flowers from nearby Orange Park, led off the frame with an infield single and moved to second on a walk to Rafael Bournigal. The Noles put on the double steal to advance the runners, and Southerns throw to third base went into left field, allowing Flowers to score for a 1-0 lead. Steven Wells followed with an RBI single up the middle that scored Bournigal to double the lead. Neither team scored again until Rhett Aplins RBI double in the top of the seventh inning. Mike Salvatore scored from sec ond after a leadoff walk.ROUNDUPPREP SOFTBALL: Fort White 10, P.K. Yonge 5Photos by CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the ReporterFort White catcher Savana Terry rounds third base during Tuesdays district game against Palatka. JORDAN KROEGER/Lake City ReporterFort Whites Caitlyn Frisina (second from left) signs her letter of intent Tuesday to play college soccer at Trinity Baptist. She is pictured with Trinity Baptist head coach Noom Romyanond (from left), her mother Scarlet and her father Ward. Frisina signs LOI with Trinity BaptistBy JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE No player had ever signed a scholarship to play college girls soccer in the 18-year history of Fort White High School. Until Tuesday afternoon. Caitlyn Frisina etched her name in the schools record book on Tuesday as she sat in the media center surrounded by family and friends, inking her letter of intent to play college soccer at Trinity Baptist in Jacksonville. It was an emotional moment for Frisina, who held back tears as she thanked her family and coaches for pushing her in the sport shes loved since she was four years old. This means the world to me. Its more than anything I could ever ask for, Frisina said. To be able to represent my school and make Coachs daughter receives first scholarship in program history.GIRLS SOCCER: Fort White By JOHN ZENORAssociated PressTUSCALOOSA, Ala. The Florida Gators didnt have to put on a flashy offensive performance to swat down a team that went more than 14 minutes without making a basket. Jalen Hudson scored 27 points and Florida throttled Alabamas offense in a 73-52 victory on Tuesday night, especially during a frigid stretch of the first half. The Gators (19-11, 10-7 Southeastern Conference) held the slumping Crimson Tide (17-13, 8-9) to 30 percent shooting. Florida was hot by comparison, hitting 48 percent (27 of 56). Both teams are nursing NCAA Tournament hopes in the regular seasons final week, but only Florida is coming close to playing MENS BASKETBALL: UF 73, Alabama 52Gators throttle the Tide thanks to Hudsons 27Three players score in double digits for Florida to deliver road SEC win. FRISINA continued on 6BSenior pitcher Dubose strikes out five to give Indians their fourth district win.GATORS continued on 2B INDIANS continued on 6BFort White sophomore Jen Allen prepares to bunt against the Lady Panthers. Running around town B1
2B WEDNESD AY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER TV LISTINGSToday COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. BTN Big Ten Tournament, first round, Illinois vs. Iowa, at New York 6:30 p.m. FS1 Providence at Xavier SEC LSU at South Carolina 7 p.m. CBSSN Temple at UConn ESPN2 Mississippi at Kentucky ESPNU Pittsburgh at Notre Dame 8 p.m. BTN Big Ten Tournament, first round, Rutgers vs. Minnesota, at New York 8:30 p.m. FS1 Villanova at Seton Hall SEC Texas A&M at Georgia 9 p.m. CBSSN Butler at St. Johns ESPN2 Houston at SMU ESPNU Florida St. at Clemson 11 p.m. CBSSN Nevada at UNLV GOLF 10:30 p.m. GOLF LPGA Tour, HSBC Womens Championship, first round, at Singapore MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB Spring training, St. Louis vs. Baltimore, at Sarasota, Fla. NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN Golden State at Washington 10:30 p.m. ESPN Houston at L.A. Clippers NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN Detroit at St. Louis WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon SEC SEC Tournament, first round, Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas, at Nashville, Tenn. 2 p.m. SEC SEC Tournament, first round, Florida vs. Mississippi, at Nashville, Tenn.MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALLMondays Top 25 Games Virginia Tech 64, No. 5 Duke 63 No. 6 Kansas 80, Texas 70 No. 20 West Virginia 84, No. 12 Texas Tech 74 Tuesdays Top 25 Games No. 16 Tennessee 76, Mississippi St. 54 Saint Josephs 78, No. 17 Rhode Island 48 Miami 91, No. 9 North Carolina 88 Arkansas 91, No. 14 Auburn 82 Todays Top 25 Games No. 3 Xavier vs. Providence, 6:30 p.m. No. 4 Villanova at Seton Hall, 8:30 p.m. No. 14 Auburn at Arkansas, 9 p.m. No. 18 Clemson vs. Florida St., 9 p.m. No. 21 Nevada at UNLV, 11 p.m. No. 23 Kentucky vs. Mississippi, 7 p.m. No. 25 Houston at SMU, 9 p.m.WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALLMondays Top 25 Games No. 1 UConn 82, No. 20 South Florida 53 No. 3 Baylor 80, West Virginia 54 Tuesdays Top 25 Games No. 7 Texas 79, Oklahoma 66 Todays Top 25 Games No. 23 Belmont vs. Murray St., 2 p.m.USCs Wilson earns SEC player of the year againKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) South Carolinas Aja Wilson is the Associated Press Southeastern Conference womens basketball player of the year for a third consecutive season. Mississippi State teammates Teaira McCowan and Victoria Vivians joined Wilson as unanimous first-team selec tions on the all-SEC team announced Tuesday. The other first-team picks were Missouris Sophie Cunningham and Texas A&Ms Chennedy Carter. Mississippi States Vic Schaefer is the coach of the year after leading No. 2 Bulldogs to the SECs first unbeaten regular season since Tennessee in 1997-98. NBAEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 42 17 .712 Boston 43 19 .694 Philadelphia 32 27 .542 10 New York 24 38 .387 19 Brooklyn 20 42 .323 23 S outheast Division W L Pct GB Washington 36 25 .590 Miami 32 29 .525 4 Charlotte 28 33 .459 8 Orlando 18 42 .300 17 Atlanta 18 43 .295 18 C entral Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 36 24 .600 Indiana 34 26 .567 2 Milwaukee 33 27 .550 3 Detroit 28 32 .467 8 Chicago 20 41 .328 16 WESTERN C ONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Houston 47 13 .783 S an Antonio 36 25 .590 11 New Or leans 34 26 .567 13 Dallas 19 42 .311 28 Memphis 18 41 .305 28 N orthwest Division W L Pct GB Minnesota 38 26 .594 Portland 34 26 .567 2 Ok lahoma City 35 27 .565 2 Denver 33 27 .550 3 Utah 31 30 .508 5 P acific Division W L Pct GB G olden State 47 14 .770 L.A. Clippers 31 27 .534 14 L.A. Lakers 26 34 .433 20 Sacramento 18 42 .300 28 Phoenix 18 44 .290 29 M ondays Games Boston 109, Memphis 98 Brooklyn 104, Chicago 87 Golden State 125, New York 111 L.A. Lakers 123, Atlanta 104 Toronto 123, Detroit 94 New Orleans 125, Phoenix 116 Oklahoma City 112, Orlando 105 Dallas 109, Indiana 103 Houston 96, Utah 85 Minnesota 118, Sacramento 100 Tuesdays Games Charlotte 118, Chicago 103 Cleveland 129, Brooklyn 123 Miami 102, Philadelphia 101 Washington 107, Milwaukee 104 Sacramento at Portland, 10 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Todays Games Milwaukee at Detroit, 7 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Washington, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 8 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.LeBron flattered by Phillys FA billboardsINDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James has Philadelphias basketball pulse racing. The NBA superstar still hasnt seen three billboards urging him to join the 76ers, but hes flattered by the idea that a city would want him to play there. Thats dope, he said. The three billboards were unveiled on Monday on busy Interstate-480 out side Cleveland, and each contains a message asking James to sign with the Sixers this summer as a free agent. The signs, which were paid for by a Chester, Pennsylvania, company were inspired by the Oscar-nominated film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. But their objective was to entice James to come to Philadelphia. James can opt out of his contract with Cleveland following this season and the superstar can hit the free-agency market. The three-time champion recently shot down any discussion about his future until this season ends.NHLEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts T ampa Bay 63 43 17 3 89 Toronto 66 39 20 7 85 Boston 61 38 15 8 84 Florida 60 29 25 6 64 Detroit 62 26 26 10 62 Montreal 62 23 29 10 56 Ottawa 62 21 31 10 52 Buffalo 63 19 33 11 49 M etropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Washington 64 36 21 7 79 Philadelphia 63 34 19 10 78 Pittsburgh 64 36 24 4 76 New Jersey 63 33 22 8 74 Columbus 63 32 26 5 69 N.Y Islanders 63 29 27 7 65 Carolina 63 27 25 11 65 N.Y Rangers 63 27 30 6 60 WESTERN C ONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Nashville 62 39 14 9 87 Winnipeg 63 37 17 9 83 Minnesota 63 36 20 7 79 Dallas 62 35 23 4 74 S t. Louis 64 34 26 4 72 Colorado 62 33 24 5 71 Chicago 63 27 28 8 62 P acific Division GP W L OT Pts Vegas 62 41 16 5 87 S an Jose 63 33 21 9 75 Anaheim 64 31 21 12 74 L os Angeles 63 34 24 5 73 Calgary 63 32 22 9 73 Edmonton 62 27 31 4 58 Vancouver 63 24 32 7 55 Arizona 62 18 34 10 46 M ondays Games Columbus 5, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3, SO Philadelphia 1, Montreal 0, SO Colorado 3, Vancouver 1 Los Angeles 3, Vegas 2, OT Tuesdays Games Washington 3, Ottawa 2 New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 2 Boston 4, Carolina 3, OT Florida 3, Toronto 2, OT Nashville 6, Winnipeg 5 Minnesota 8, St. Louis 3 Calgary at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Vegas, 10:30 p.m. Todays Games Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Montreal, 7 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Vancouver, 10 p.m.Jones to appeal $2M demand from the NFLINDIANAPOLIS Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones plans to appeal the NFLs decision to charge him for reimbursement fees in excess of $2 million connected to his opposition of commissioner Roger Goodells contract extension and the leagues battle with running Ezekiel Elliott in federal court. A hearing has not yet been scheduled and, according to Judy Battista of the NFL Network, Jones would be mak ing his appeal to Goodell himself. The NFL is using a resolution added to the leagues constitution in 1997 that requires an owner to reimburse the league for legal fees if he brings litigation against other owners.Lions using franchise tag on Ziggy AnsahALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have designated defensive end Ziggy Ansah as their franchise player. The Lions announced the decision Tuesday. Ansah, a first-round draft pick in 2013, has 44 sacks in five years with Detroit, including 12 this past season. 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PG-13 Eddie Grifn: Undeniable (:15) Word Is Bond (2017, Documentary) NR Hell or High Water JEN CHASTEEN/Special to the ReporterA small dropColumbias softball team dropped one spot to No. 6 in Class 7A in this weeks Miracle Sports state softball poll released on Tuesday. Pictured is Dara Gaylard hit ting a pop fly against Bloomingdale at the Angela Slater Tournament on Feb. 22. like it. We were very good defensively, Florida coach Mike White said. In basketball, obviously theres two teams. It wasnt all us. Im sure they missed a few for us as well. More than a few. Alabama missed 19 in a row during the first half and has dropped four consecutive games. There were a ton of them we missed in the paint, Tide coach Avery Johnson said. Missed layups. Wide open 3s. The ball just didnt fall for us. Hudson and the Gators didnt have that problem. He made 9 of 13 shots, including three 3-pointers. Egor Koulechov scored 15 points and KeVaughn Allen 13 for the Gators, who led by as many as 28 points. Chris Chiozza had nine rebounds and four assists, tying Erving Walkers school assist record of 547 set from 2008-12. It was a dramatic turnaround from Alabamas 68-50 win in Gainesville earlier this month. We felt like we owed them one, Hudson said. Theyre a really great team. Theyve got a lot of good players. We were just trying to compete for 40 minutes and thats what we did. The Tide made just four first-half field goals and finished 18 of 60. Florida committed just six turnovers while forcing 15. They came in playing like a desperate team, Johnson said. We got off to a decent start but once they took control of the game they never looked back. Alabamas Collin Sexton didnt have a basket in the first half but finished with 14 points on 5-of-16 shooting. Braxton Key scored 11 and was the only Tide player making shots for a while, though they were few and far between. Alabama flirted with season lows in both points and shooting percentage. Embarrassment, thats what I felt, the Tides Daniel Giddens said of the 0-for-19 stretch. Walk-on Lawson Schaffer played much of the second half for Alabama. The Gators capitalized on a huge Alabama drought to build a 37-18 halftime lead. The Tide missed 19 straight field goal attempts over span of 14 minutes, 28 seconds. Key accounted for all five Alabama baskets over a 21-minute span. Hudson had just six points in the first meeting. We guarded him in Florida, didnt guard him tonight and boy, he made us pay, Johnson said.BIG PICTUREFlorida: Won its second straight after a three-game losing streak, both against teams from Alabama (including No. 14 Auburn). Entered the week in a four-way tie for third in the SEC. Has won 13 of the past 15 meetings. Alabama: Losing streak has severely damaging its once-solid NCAA Tournament hopes. Made just 4 of 30 field goals (13 percent) before the halfJONES INJURYAlabama guard Herb Jones, who made his first start in 10 games, left the game with what Johnson described as a head injury. Jones is one of the teams best defenders but played only eight minutes. We need him on the floor for 18 or 20 minutes, Johnson said, adding he would be evaluated on Wednesday.UP NEXTFlorida closes the regular season Saturday against No. 23 Kentucky. Alabama visits Texas A&M on Saturday. GATORS Continued From 1B
LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 3B DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, Al, and I have been together for two years off and on. We dated casually for six months before we decided to be exclusive. Unbeknownst to him, I was also sleeping with someone else, Brandon. Al and I had a fight and broke up for a few months, and during that time I slept with another good friend of mine, Marc. When Marc and I decided it wasnt serious and moved on, Al and I got back together. I didnt feel obligated to tell Al about it at the time, since technically I did nothing wrong. But as we became more and more serious, it occurred to me that it was a lie of omission, since we interact with both men on a social level. I told Al, and he isnt handling it well, so now Im at a loss about what to do. Honesty and time are key, I know, but he is distancing himself from me. Do I let him go? WRONG IN THE EAST DEAR WRONG: Not all relationships last forever. Its possible that this one has run its course. If you and Al had agreed you would both be abstinent after the separation, he has reason to be upset. If you had promised each other there would be an accounting of who each of you had been with and you didnt live up to it, I can see why he would be distancing. However, if an understanding wasnt in place, then you were free to be with others and you did nothing wrong. If Al no longer wants to be with you for what ever reason you have no choice but to let him go. For your sake, quit allowing yourself to be beaten down and make it as painless for yourself as possible. DEAR ABBY: Is it wrong to paint my 2 1/2-year-old boys fingernails when he begs me to? Im a stay-at-home mom and very close with my son. When I paint my nails (I paint them pink), my son sees me and insists I paint his toes and fingers just like Mommy. I see it as all in fun, but my mother-in-law makes snide comments about him being a boy and that boys shouldnt have their nails painted. My husband has also said I should stop. I know my son will want me to paint his nails only a little while longer. Its not harming anyone, and Im sick of all the gender barriers. Am I wrong here? PRETTY IN PINK DEAR PRETTY: Your mother-in-law appears to think that polishing your 2-year-olds nails will make him effeminate. Its no more valid than her not doing it has made your husband masculine. Ignore the snide remarks because you are not going to change her. Whether your little boy wants you to continue painting his nails pink or, for that matter, to wear something pink is far less important than making sure he knows you love and support him and its OK to be HIMSELF. Thats the way parents raise confident and successful children. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com Off-and-on relationship may be off again after confession DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Short trips, exercise and learning are all favored. The more you do, the greater the overall change will be to the way you live life and the people you choose to share your thoughts and ideas with. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Try to do what you can to help others. The satisfaction you get and the difference you make will give you greater incentive to do more and complain less. Less talk and more action will bring the highest returns. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The simpler, the better. If matters become too convoluted, you will end up confused and trying to compensate for something you shouldnt. Stick close to home and concentrate on making personal improvements. 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4B WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTERClassi ed Department 755-5440 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVANTAGETake ADvantage of the Reporter Classifieds!755-5440 Donate A Boatsponsored by boat angel outreach centersSTOP CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN www.boatangel.com2-Night Free Vacation!or Car Today! 800 700 BOAT -(2628) TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED ASAP Small family owned business looking for Experienced Flatbed CDL CLASS A drivers Home 90% of the weekends and some during the week Health and Aflac Available paid per mile or percentage of load Run Southeast only. Please call David 386-3652534 Front Desk, experience a plus, will train. Competitive wages. Individual must be responsible with good work history. Apply in person. NO CALLS. America;s Best Value Inn of Lake City 3835 W US Hwy 90 509 SE Pasture Way, Sat 8am4pm Desk, plants, flowering pots, mirrors, paintings, dishes, and lots of misc. Estate Sale : 580 NW Blackberry Circle, Blackberry Farms off Nash Rd. Saturday, March 3rd 8am-3pm Furniture, tools, Golf cart, and much more! Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS97810 3/2 underway in Cannon Creek Pl, split plan, side entry garage, covered back porch $189,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS98034 4/3 on 17th Green alongside the 18th Fairway in Country Club, brick FP, $249,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99027 4/3, FP, Jacuzzi tub in owner's ste, his/hers closets, SS appliances, new A/C $255,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99605 Country home & 3/2 SWMH, 5.01ac, enclosed in-ground pool $249,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99686 3/2 in Quail Heights Country Club, open concept w/kit accessible to living areas. $149,900 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIA COUNTY Columbia County Board of County Commissioners Job Vacancy: Painter/Maintenance Full Time Position, $15.87 per hour. Position Description and Application may be obtained at the Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 NE Hernando Ave, Suite 203, Lake City, FL. 32055, (386) 719-2025, TDD (386)7582139, or online at www. columbiacountyfla.com An AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer. Position is open until filled. NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS FOR THE CLOSING OF COUNTY ROADS NOTICE IS GIVEN that the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA will conduct a public hearing to consider and determine whether the County will vacate, abandon, discontinue, renounce and disclaim any right of the County and the public in and to the following described portion of two roads located in Columbia County, Florida: A PORTION OF NW BONITA WAY That portion of NW Bonita Way lying north of the northeast corner of parcel no. 22-2S-16-01718-007 AND NW TAD PLACE presently situated between Bonita Way and Austin Way. A public hearing to receive comments from affected property owners and to authorize the adoption of the proposed resolution will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the March 15, 2018 meeting of the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSONERS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA at the Columbia County School Board Complex, 372 West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida. Copies of the proposed resolution for road closing are available for inspection at the office of the County Manager located at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, 135 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday. Any person wishing to appeal any decision of the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at the above noticed meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes, that person may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made of the proceedings, which records includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a person needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in the proceeding should contact Lisa Roberts at (386) 758-4100 or T.D. services at (386)758-2139, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the hearing, If you have any questions, please contact the Bard of County Commissioners of Columbia County, Florida at (386) 755-4100. COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS By: Timothy Murphy, Chair ATTEST: P. DeWitt Cason, Clerk of Court 409351 February 28, 2018 2 & 3 BR MH, $600-$875, water & sewer furnished, stove & fridge furnished. 288-4688 Century 21-Darby Rogers 7526575 MLS97863 $145,000 Great location in town, plenty o f space yet feels cozy & welcoming inside. Century 21-Darby Rogers 7526575 MLS99245 $89,500 3/1.5 w/screened back porch, carport, fenced backyard. Updated bathrooms. Century 21-Darby Rogers 7526575 MLS99486 $ 89,900 Investment property on 1ac, ceramic tile floors, Berber carpet, garage converted into fam rm. Century 21-Darby Rogers 7526575 MLS99722 $139,000 Move-in ready 2/2 w/lots of rm to grow, lg 1200sf outbuilding / garage/workshop, FP Century 21-Darby Rogers 7526575 MLS99725 $185,000 3/2 split plan in Wise Estates, open floor plan, seller is giving $1000 carpet allowance. Century 21-Darby Rogers 7526575 MLS99779 $115,000 Home in Eastside Village 55+ community, open split plan with dining area & eat-in kitchen WANTED: Assistant Facilities and Vehicle Manager, Part time position, 20 hr. per/wk. Apply at Columbia County Senior Services, 628 SE Allison Ct., Lake City, FL Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS98736 $75,000 2BR Town cottage in Live Oak, wood burning stove, lg storage or workroom. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS99278 $199,900 2nd floor loft/BR w/storage, cozy den, chef's kit w/island, lg master, 2 blks from Hodor Park Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS97936 $159,000 2 homes, conc block w/ceramic tild flooring thru-out & move in ready plus 1828 sf mfg home. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99179 $298,000 4/3 brick, hardwood floors, spacious master, in-ground pool in Plantations. Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS99574 $147,500 3/2 brick on corner lot, FP, den/office w/private entrance, lots o f fruit trees. E S T A T E S A L E Extensive variety of items, chain saws, tools, lawn & garden, furniture, etc. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY. 7am to 3 pm. 16244 31st Drive, Wellborn. 386.984.9062 Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 234 SE Defender Ct, Fri & Sat 8am-1pm Furn for all rooms, clothes, dishes, cookware, Popup camper & '09 Harley Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lot lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. AVIATION Grads work with JetBlue, United, Delta and othersstart here with hands on training for FAA certification. Financial aid if qualified. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888242-2649. SAWMILLS from only $4397.00MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N 3bd/2ba Just renovated, shed & front & back porch. 282 SE Margaret Dr. $750/mo $750/sec mth, First & Sec. 386-466-2266 Hallmark Real Estate Kay Priest 365-8888 MLS99627 3/3 pool home den w/FP & game room that could be 4th BR. $239,000 Hallmark Real Estate Vic Lantroop 623-6401 MLS99666 3/2 lg kit, open floor plan, lg garage, near schools & shopping, fenced yard, $130,000 3BR/1BA house in town $500 mo $500 dep No Pets. 386-758-0057 3BR/1BA house in town $600 mo $600 dep No Pets. 386-758-0057 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS96353 3/2 in Lake Forest S/D, 2car garage, corner lot, in-ground pool, pool house w/half BA, $179,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS95873 Rustic 2/1 partially furnished, workshop w/elec. & loft @ end of private road. $39,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS97880 3/2 w/cook's dream kit, new stove, upscale master BA, sec system, 4+car garage. $239,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS98649 Newly remodeled 2/2 in Eastside Village, move-in ready, inside laundry rm, $128,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS99473 3/2 w/front deck & covered back porch, lg 3 car carport, shed, near river $74,900 LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL RN-FT Please visit our website www.lakebutlerhospital.com for more information and to fill out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace Drive/Yardman, CDL A or B a plus. Must have clean driving record. Apply in person at Lake City Industries, 250 NW Railroad St, Lake City MAKE EXTRA $$ MONEY $$ The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper, seeks Independent Contractor Newspaper Carriers for several motor routes in the city and county. You must be motivated by earning extra money, be an early riser and have reliable transportation. Apply in person during normal business hours.Monday Friday 8am 5pmNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 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. 273 NW Charlotte Gln Sat, Mar 3, 7:30am-2pm Furniture, household goods and misc. Something for everyone! Magnolia Real Estate Group Nate Sweat 628-1552 Vintage 4/3 needs some repair to bring back to its original grandeur, master on 1st floor. MLS96336 Magnolia Real Estate Group Nate Sweat 628-1552 All brick close to schools w/new roof & new kit, stainless appliances, open floor plan. MLS99125 Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS98650 $325,000 4/2, lg great rm w/stone FP, spacious kit, split floor plan, screened back porch. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS98656 $293,500 Laurel Lake home w/great kit w/lg island, seated bar, master w/lg BA & walk-in shower. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS99652 $329,900 4/3.5, gorgeous kit w/pass-thru to DR, lg master w/access to back porch, 2 A/C units. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS99693 4/4 in Emerald Lakes, oversized kit, 2 en suite BR's upstairs, lot w/spiral staircase $299,000 Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS99712 $184,900 3/2 close to town, spacious master w/lg walk-in shower, garden tub, many amazing features! Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 $126,500 MLS99647 3/2, 2.32ac sunken fam rm w/FP, scr'd back porch, fenced back yard, 10'x20' det'd garage. Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 2083175 MLS96196 $129,900 2/1 w/screened back porch. Watch the sunset w/beautiful views of the lake. Poole Realty Kellie Shirah 2083847 MLS98623 Custom built, granite counter tops, under cabinet lighting, & gas range, $199,000 Poole Realty Glenda McCall 208-5244 MLS99774 Perfec t location, 3rd BR/Office w/French pocket door, lg master BA. $173,000 Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 2083175 MLS99295 Split floor plan, living rm w/FP, trey ceiling in master bedroom. $250,000 Preferred Pine Straw Inc. .2 Year Verifiable Driving Experience-Home 90% of the weekends and some during the week. Rider Policy, 401K & Aflac Available, Health/Dental/ Vision Available, Paid per mile or percentage of load, Run Southeast. Call Misty TODAY 386-935-2773 ex 221 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS97937 $439,900 4BR/3BA, 3057 sq ft Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS98684 3/2 in Live Oak, granite counte r tops, open plan $139,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS98690 3/2.5, wraparound porch, custom kitchen $309,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS99196 Rustic log home on 30ac, 4BR, 3-story, wraparound porch. $375,000 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99447 5/3 on 5ac 1280sf workshop, stone patio w/FP $379,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99617 1/1 cottage on Suwannee River, kitchenette. $98,900 CNA's needed. Immediate work. Top pay, daily pay. Call 352-336-0964. www.suwanneemedical.com Male Umbrella Cockatoo, 6 yrs, hand fed. $1000 for more info call or text 386-466-6768 TOWN OF WHITE SPRINGS PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY given tha t proposed Resolution #18-0 3 will be considered for enactment by the Town Council o f the Town of White Springs, F L on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 a t 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard. A Public Hearing will begin a t 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 10363 Bridge Street, White Springs, FL. A copy o f said Resolution may be inspected by any member of the public at the Office of the Clerk at Town Hall. Any interested person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Resolution. All persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made a t this public hearing they will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose, the y may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to b e based. Resolution #18-03 provides fo r the Town to vacate a portion o f the Third Street Right-of-Wa y immediately adjacent to the S & S Store owned by Southwes t Georgia Oil Company located at 16753 Spring Street (Parcel# 8392-000) in White Springs, FL. The land is specifically described as the westerly half o f Third Street that is immediatel y adjacent to and easterly o f Block Four (4) of Cones Survey of White Springs, Florida, tha t is approximately thirty (30) fee t easterly of the easterly boundary line of said Block Four (4) and is approximately two hundred sixty (260) feet southerly of the southerly right of way line of Spring Street located in Section 7, Township 2 South, Range 16 East, Hamilton County, Florida. 409578 February 28, 2018 March 7, 2018 Estate Auctions: Fri, Mar 2nd @ 6pm High Springs, FL Hwy 27N auctionzip.com #20822 *2 Fabulous Estates* Harley Bike, Mah, Vict, Oak furn, coins, jewelry, sgnd art, Fenton, organ, boat, glass, M/T tables, quilts. 10% B.P. C. Williams AU437/AB3447 352-258-0604 Windsong Apartments We offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455
Classied Department 755-5440 LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 5B Classi ed Department 755-5440 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 LAKE CITY REPORTER 5B Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS82741 Investors special, 5 commercial lots avail. paved streets, retention in place. Ready to build. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS99404 3/2 DWMH on 1.45ac, 5 min from Itchtucknee Springs State Park, completely fenced. $49,900 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99149 $3500/ac. Tract is off CR349 in Suwannee Co, between Live Oak & Branford. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99575 $150,000 Suwannee River frontage, buildable lot in Levy Co, includes pier & river dock. Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS98278 $184,500 Victorian-style commercial bldg w CG zoning, perfect for coffe & living qrts all in one! 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com VARIETY OF AFFORDABLE, Eastern Montana properties For Sale! Many opportunities in a great recreational area! Please go to our website www.montanalandauctions.com or call (406)366-5588. Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-00382 MLS99080 24 gorgeous ac w/brick 3/2 has been well cared for, 3 barns in a great location. Hallmark Real Estate Ginge r Parker 365-2135 MLS99329 4/3 in great location, hardwood floors, new paint, roof and HVAC $145,000 Hallmark Real Estate Tanya Shaffer 397-4766 MLS98872 1351sf office in city limits, CG zoning on corner lot, recentl y updated. $195,000 Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 MLS99619 well-known establishment in Suwannee Co w/full liquor license. Call fo r details Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS93492 3/2 sitting on 11.23ac just outside Branford, open floor plan, close to Sante Fe River. $124,900 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. Magnolia Real Estate Group Nate Sweat 365-8343 Spacious DW mfg home on 1ac in country, open kit, wood burning fireplace $98,500 MLS98406 Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS99451 $43,000 Great opportunity in downtown Jasper, formerly tattoo shop, open floor plan w/1BA. Handyman 94 Fleetwood 3/2 MH on 5 gorgeous ac, new roof & sheetrock, fenced, needs interior finish. 242 SW Unicorn Ct, Ft White. $94,900 $5K down, $789/mo 352-215-1018 www.LandOwnerFinancing.com Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 $70,000 MLS99590 2/1.5 townhouse/condo w/pool view, end unit, newer HVAC & roof, windows & more. Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 $129,900 MLS99685 3/2 DWMH on 10.9ac attached garage & enclosed breezeway, handicap ramps, FP, & more. Poole Realty Mindy Wilkison 209-7658 MLS98006 $127,900 3/2 mfg home on 3.5ac, spacious living rm w/wood-burning FP, & formal dining room. Poole Realty Glenda McCall 208-5244 MLS98663 $42,00 0 Suwannee Valley Estates 8 ac, w/well, septic & power pole. Mostly cleard w/circle drive. BUY IT SELL IT FIND IT Lake City ReporterClassifieds Angling their way to the topCOURTESY PHOTOSFive of the Columbia High Bassmasters teams participated in the Bassmaster High School National Qualifier this past Sunday on Lake Talquin. They competed against 32 other teams from around the state. All five of Columbias teams weighed in fish. Jackson Swisher and Seth Slanker won the tournament with 21.61 pounds and a five-fish limit. Cason Griffin and Turner Crews caught a bass weighing in at 7.40 pounds. The next club tournament for the Columbia High Bassmasters will take place this Sunday on Lake Lochloosa. They will also travel to Lake Seminole in two weeks to fish in a two-day state and national qualifier. NASCAR: In the PitsVeterans arent pulling over for the rookiesBy JENNA FRYERAssociated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. Kevin Harvick put the brakes on the New NASCAR! movement with a dominating victory on a weathered old racetrack. Away from Daytona, the veterans showed the young new drivers how to race on the dogged surface at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick put on a clinic, and the top eight finishers were the familiar faces that seem to compete for wins every week. All the new kids who sparkled in the Daytona 500 had their hands full at Atlanta, a track that requires an entirely different skill-set. In the season-opening showcase, the idea is to go as fast as you can while avoiding the mishaps of others. But the style of racing at Daytona, as well as Talladega, comes just four times a year. The rest of the NASCAR schedule is where the true talent rises. So at Atlanta, where experience matters, the finishing order showed five former series champions four Daytona 500 winners cross the finish line in order. This is a racetrack that takes a lot of experience, and theres a lot of things that you have to know about your car and know about the racetrack to get the car around, Harvick said. This is where experience pays off. That doesnt fit the fresh narrative that came out of Daytona, where the new crop of NASCAR drivers ruled. Alex Bowman won the pole, Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney won qualifying races, Blaney led the most laps in the Daytona 500, Austin Dillon won the race and Bubba Wallace finished second in his debut. At 27, Dillon is the oldest driver in that bunch. Harvick, meanwhile, is 42. The shift in focus to the new generation is not lost on anyone who follows NASCAR, particularly the veteran drivers. Some have nitpicked about the marketing push behind this New NASCAR! and they had to have felt the change in dynamic at Daytona. Denny Hamlin, a former Daytona 500 winner who finished third in the 500 and fourth at Atlanta, shared his thoughts on Twitter on Monday night by posting a video of pro bowler Pete Weber screaming Who do you think you are? I am! after winning his fifth U.S. Open title in 2012. Hamlin added his own message: All the old drivers after Sunday. A reply chided Hamlin that Elliott is the future, and In a couple years you will be watching him win from your recliner, the fan wrote. Hamlin didnt back down. Agree. But I wont be on that recliner for some time, he posted. This isnt about jealousy, rather reality. The older drivers know their laps are limited, but they arent going to simply go away. Experience matters and its going to take seat time for the newcomers to figure out how to contend on a weekly basis. Elliott, for example, is winless in the Cup Series but has seven runner-up finishes. Hes still working on closing races. Kyle Larson was the same, and when he finally figured it out, he knocked out four wins last season and was a legitimate title contender. Harvick noted theres going to be a balance all season between the radically different ends of the spectrum. The younger drivers may have better finishes this weekend at Las Vegas because the track is a little calmer with things that you dont have to have in your memory bank. Clint Bowyer, who finished third behind teammate Harvick at Atlanta, believes there will be a better mix at Las Vegas because its qualifying laps every single lap, and those kids will show back up. And when they do, there will be room for both new and old. Harvick, who has started the transition from race car driver to analyst with a radio show on Sirius and a recurring spot in Foxs broadcasting lineup, understands its going to take everyone for NASCAR to go through these current growing pains. Were in a great spot in our sport because we have these young guys that are fired up and can drive the car fast and have great stories and have ties to great family heritage, he said. The diversity from young to old is something that we havent had in a long time, and were going to corral everybody to make sure that they realize that we all need each other in order to make this sport what we all want it to be.STEPHEN M. DOWELL/Orlando SentinelKevin Harvick is interviewed during Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 14 in Daytona Beach.
some sort of history for the girls who play soccer at Fort White, it means everything. Theres a bunch of girls sports that are popular and really liked but soccer might not be one of those. Its rough, physical and you get dirty and to be one of those girls that gets to sign to play in college is beyond wonderful. It makes me so happy to be able to represent my school. Trinity Baptist has had its eye on Frisina since last summer when she took a tryout with the team. She was also able to take an overnight trip with the Eagles, which helped push Frisina into eventually committing to the school. Frisina also had familiarity with Trinity Baptist assistant coach Alberto Pita, who coached on her travel team called Florida Elite this past year. Trinity Baptist has been one of those schools thats been on the top of my list for a long time, said Frisina, who expects to play midfield or defense for the Eagles. Its close enough to home but far enough away. Its a four-year school with a beautiful campus and I love what theyre about. Its a very nice environment and I absolutely loved it so thats why I decided to go there. Frisina is the first to admit that she wouldnt be where she is today without her father Ward, who has also been Fort Whites head coach for all four of his daughters years in high school. He was the one who approached Frisina when she was about 10 years old and asked her how serious she was about playing soccer was it just for fun or did she some day want to play collegiately? Her answer was the latter, and Ward made it a goal to get her there one day. He was rewarded on Tuesday. Its been really hard to balance being the coach and being the father. I havent always done it perfectly but I think I did it well enough to help her be a better soccer player and not destroy her love for soccer, Ward said. Ive seen it with other parents, who destroy their kids love to play a sport and it was hard to balance pushing her but also encouraging her sometimes. From that point on, Wards recipe was a mix of hard work, motivation and daily grinding. Hes pushed me harder than anyone and I appreciate it so much. I love my father and he really works me hard and knows my strong suits and my weaknesses, Frisina said. He makes sure I play to the best of my abilities. And yes, some days that can be tough and rough on me but its better than anything else I would ever ask for. 6B WEDNESD AY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSIC GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSIC GREAT FOOD GREAT MUSIC DOORS OPEN AT 6PM MUSIC STARTS AT 8PM MARCH 2, 2018 FRIDAY SATURDAY 386-364-16833076 95th Drive, Live Oak, FL 32060www.MusicLivesHere.com MARCH 3, 2018IN THE MUSIC HALL r frntbrn rn frnfbrrtfb r frntb rn frnfbrr fb r frntbrn rn frnfbtfb Continued From 1BJORDAN KROEGER/Lake City ReporterFort Whites Caitlyn Frisina holds up her Trinity Baptist jersey after signing with the school on Tuesday. third, but the Lady Indians continued their hot batting in the bottom frame. Fort White recorded three runs during the half, using RBI hits from Terry again and Aubrey Callum. While the Lady Indians capitalized on costly fielding errors, Dubose did her part on the hill keeping the Lady Panthers frustrated with a mix of fastballs and off-speed points. Shes done really well this season, Padgett said of Dubose. I think all the [returners] have matured mentally. And I think physically, shes just stronger. Shes doing a really good workout program. So shes just physically stronger. Fort Whites Raven Miles finished off her strong night with another RBI single in the sixth. After Jen Allens sac fly during the same inning, senior Jamie Tolkkinen gave her team their eighth run on a RBI double, her first of two on the night. Theyre just a mature team, Padgett added. Its a large group of seniors, and you can see it on the field. We need to clean up some of the errors but its nothing that we cant fix. The Lady Panthers managed to cut the deficit in the sixth with back-toback RBI doubles. Kendall Hutchinson recorded her teams fourth run, but Palatkas late rally came little too late. Dubose finished off the side with her fifth and final strikeout. Fort White continues its four-game homestead hosting Oak Hall Thursday night. Its very important for us to keep that positive outlook, Dubose added. Its just about having that confidence in ourselves and in the team. We have a great team. Everybody believes in each other, and were really close.Photos by CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the ReporterABOVE: Fort White catcher Savana Terry brings in a pitch from Shelby Dubose against Palatka Tuesday night. BELOW: Jessica Burns attempts to bunt against Palatka (left). Jamie Tolkkinen and Burns (right) make a play in the outfield. INDIANS Continued From 1B