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Title:
The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title:
Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
Place of Publication:
Lake City, FL
Publisher:
Community Newspapers Inc., Todd Wilson - Publisher
Creation Date:
May 23, 1884
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Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
Weekly[ FORMER 1967-<1968>]
daily
normalized irregular
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English

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Newspapers -- Lake City (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Columbia County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Columbia -- Lake City
Coordinates:
30.189722 x -82.639722 ( Place of Publication )

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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000358016 ( ALEPH )
33283560 ( OCLC )
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By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comColumbia County election officials are going back to the basics, but with a 21st century twist. The new Dominion Voting ImageCast Evolution machines being adopted by the Super visor of Elections to serve voters covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act feature tactile devices, touch-screen monitors and they leave behind a better paper trail than the ADA-compliant units currently in use. Security was definitely the priority , said Assistant Supervisor of Elections SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $2 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 241 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Obituary . . . . . . 5A Puzzles . . . . . . . 2-3B Business . . . . . . . 1C Life . . . . . . . . 1D RiverFest 2018Tickets now on sale, 5A 68 36Sunny, 2A Lake City Reporter A boon to local economy, 1C SUNDAY Airing things out for econ board Opinion/4A +PLUS >> Mark Kirbys Oscar picksLIFE/1D Horne TM Lake Citys Only Family Owned and Operated New Car Dealership 386-752-2180www.RONSONET.com ERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterBryan Zecher, president of the Columbia County Builders Association (left), and Lake City Reporter Publisher Todd Wilson.Builders, Reporter lead ParadeFrom staff reportsThe premiere new-home building event returns to Lake City and Columbia County this spring as the 2018 Parade of Homes will showcase new homes in the region on the weekend of April 28-29. The event is rejuvenated by the Columbia County Builders Association and co-sponsored by the Lake City Reporter and Currents magazine. We are super excited about this event, said Bryan Zecher, president of the Columbia County Builders Association. Home building is back! The timing is right to have a showcase event for the builders. This event will be great for the community to come out and see what is available and what is new out there. The Parade of Homes was at New home event returns in April.Sun may shine on development deals Security upgrade for local votersCounty looks to curtail secrecy in incentive requests, 2A New machines to ensure paper trail for all ballots. HORNE continued on 2A CRASH continued on 2A Alachua man dies in crashBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comA pedestrian from Alachua died at the scene after he was struck by a vehicle in Columbia County on Thursday night. Christopher Chircop Jr., 49, was walking across Interstate 75 at 10:58 Also in todays Reporter: Parade of Homes One dead in crash FGC at nationals BELOW & INSIDE TM Quick-strike capabilityPhotos by CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City Reporter HOMES continued on 2AABOVE: Dee May of Sherms Auto Repair & Restoration poses in front of a vintage Shelby Cobra at the American Legions annual car show Saturday morning. May did the paint job on the classic hot rod. RIGHT: Bob McGraw polishes his 1960 Corvette, which won best in show. A portion of the proceeds from the car show went to Double Six Service Dogs, a nonprofit group that helps provide service dogs to veterans and community members. The event also featured a chili cook-off, giving area residents a chance to share old family recipes or show off unique creations, such as a peanut butter-based chili. A3

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2A SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 DAILY BRIEFING LAKE CITY REPORTER 7a 1p 7p 1a 6a LAKE CITY ALMANAC SUN MOON UV INDEX EXTREME: 10 minutes to burn T odays ultra-violet radiation risk for the ar ea on a scale fr om 0 to 10+. FYI An exclusive service brought to our readers by The Weather Channel. SPONSORED BY City THE WEATHER WEA THER HISTORY Pensacola Tallahassee Panama City Valdosta Daytona Beach Cape Canaveral Gainesville Lake City Ocala Orlando Jacksonville Tampa West Palm Beach Ft. Myers Ft. Lauderdale Naples Miami Key West TEMPERATURESNormal high Normal low PRECIPITATIONMonth total Year total HI LO LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI MondayTuesday Cape Canaveral Daytona Beach Fort Myers Ft. Lauderdale Gainesville Jacksonville Key West Lake City Miami Naples Ocala Orlando Panama City Pensacola Tallahassee Tampa Valdosta W. Palm Beach March 9 March 17 March 24 March 31 LastNewFirstFull Quarter Quarter See an error? The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question, or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarications will run in this space. Thanks for reading. Submissions 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 Justin Caudell at jcaudell@lakecityreporter.com. Scripture of the Day"Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power." Psalms 150:1 (KJV) You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full time informal school called life. Rules for Being Human Thought for Today Winning Lottery Numbers Pick 3: (Saturday midday) 5-3-7 Pick 4: (Saturday midday) 6-2-9-0 Pick 5: (Saturday midday) 9-6-7-5-6 QUICK HITS HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ (386) 752-1293 Fax number .............. 752-9400 Circulation ............... 755-5445 Online ... www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, FL, Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permission of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson ..... 754-0418 (twilson@lakecityreporter.com)NEWSEditor Robert Bridges ..... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityre porter.com)ADVERTISING ......... 752-1293 (ads@lakecityre porter.com)CLASSIFIEDTo place a classified ad ...... 755-5440BUSINESS.............. 754-0419CIRCULATIONHome delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a service error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. Circulation ............... 755-5445 (circulation@lakecityreporter.com)Home delivery rates(TuesdayFriday and Sunday) 12 Weeks ................... $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks ................... $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter Board looks to curtail secrecy in development incentive requestsBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comColumbia County economic development officials cant legally refuse to honor a companys request for anonymity, even when tax breaks are on the table. But the county can impose a little bit of red tape. A resolution that will go before the Economic Development Advisory Board on Wednesday would require companies that have invoked their right to confidentiality to meet with County Attorney Joel Foreman. If approved, the resolution would then go to the Columbia County Board of County Commissioners. The message theyre sending is we want to do business with you, but we want to do business in a way that our public can understand, Foreman said. State law says companies are entitled to invoke confidentiality, but the commission has a strong preference that the identity of applicants for incentives, as well as their plans and intentions, be publicly disclosed prior to deliberation by the Economic Development Advisory Board on any request by the applicant for economic development incentives, the resolution states. When a request for confidentiality is invoked, company representatives would have to sit down with Foreman, who would explain the limits of the law. Foreman drafted the resolution at the request of County Commission Chairman Tim Murphy, who also oversees the Economic Development Advisory Board. The idea is to let prospective economic development partners know that our board would prefer that they choose transparency, Foreman said. But at the end of the day, its the applicants decision. Murphy said during a previous EDAB meeting that companies are being given confidentiality even when they havent asked for it. In the future, the county could simply choose to not do business with any companies that seek confidentiality. On a fairly regular basis, you hear concerns from commissioners, as well as the Economic Development Advisory Board, that they would like to see more transparency, Foreman said. Foreman Murphy Tomi Brown. The older ADA units do not produce a paper ballot, but instead store the voters choices digitally and produce a receipt. The ImageCast Evolution allows disabled voters to make choices on a touch screen and then dispenses a completed physical ballot that can be scanned just like those a non-disabled voter would fill out by hand. That way, these people are not isolated or treated differently, Brown said. The new machines are two-in-one, meaning they have both an ADA component and replace both the old optical scan units currently used by non-disabled voters. Everybody will use it, Brown said. The Supervisor of Elections has purchased 18 units. Officials originally ordered 32 units of a different model, but had to cancel and purchase the costlier, but more advanced ImageCast Evolution due to changes at the state level. The equipment that was originally certified by the state is no longer certified, Brown said. Election officials generally want to have at least two machines at each location, in case one malfunctions. But with 18 units instead of 32, the change might affect how many polling locations will stay open this year, Y ou dont want to spread it thin, said Supervisor of Elections Liz P. Horne. Hor ne emphasized that no change inpolling locations has been confirmed yet. T he old equipment was around 20 years old, making it difficult to find replacement parts and keep the machines maintained. Y ou had to get used parts, Brown said. If you could find them. We want to make sure we have the most up-to-date and best technology available. The new equipment was mandated by a state law that goes into effect in 2020. The Supervisor of Elections is installing them this year to get ahead of the curve. You dont want to be in a presidential election year bringing new equipment on board, Horne said. HORNEContinued From 1A COURTESY DOMINION VOTINGColumbia County voters will soon use Dominion Voting ImageCast Evolution machines such as this one. p.m. when the driver of a northbound 2014 Ford Fusion failed to see him, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The Fusion struck Chircop while he was in the inside travel lane. Chircop came to a final rest on the inside paved shoulder of I-75, as did the Fusion. Century EMS responded to the scene. The driver of the Fusion, from West Palm Beach, suffered minor injuries. CRASHContinued From 1A one time an annual event, but during the economic downturn, the event went away for a decade. The last Parade of Homes event was held in Columbia County in 2008. We are very excited to work with the Lake City Reporter as our partner again in this Parade of Homes event, Zecher said. We know the Reporter is the organization that reaches our community and can best help us advertise this event. Lake City Reporter Publisher Todd Wilson said it was exciting to see the Parade of Homes event re-introduced to the community at such an important time. Our local economy continues to grow, as does our community, and its very encouraging to see local home building on the rise, Wilson said. We are honored to be selected to again partner with the CCBA to bring our community another outstanding Parade of Homes. In the coming weeks, you will see our team of marketing professionals preview and promote this event in the best way possible through several of our media channels, including print, digital and social media, as we continue to lead the way in our community. Weve already had several sponsors step up who will be saluted soon and we still have room for other businesses who want to be a part of this high-exposure event. We expect this to be one of the most anticipated and well-attended Parade of Homes in Lake City history. New-home building is off to a record clip in 2018. Fifty permits for new-home construction have been pulled in Columbia County from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28, Zecher said. By comparison, in all of 2012, only 55 permits were pulled. Zecher, who is president of Bryan Zecher Construction, said he expects between 15-20 new homes to be openhouse ready for the Parade of Homes weekend April 28-29. People who come out to this Parade of Homes event and tour these new homes will see more open floor plans than they did 10 years ago, Zecher said. Kitchen and bathroom styles have changed, as well, and there are a lot of overall new floor plans to see. Plus, houses today are a lot more energy efficient than they were a decade ago. Windows, doors, insulation, hot water heaters and appliances, they are all a lot different than what people saw if they have not looked at new houses since our last Parade of Homes 10 years ago. The houses that will be displayed by Columbia County builders will be of varying sizes built on different lot acreages. We will have a good variety of floor plans and square footages for people to see, Zecher said, adding that builders need to get involved with the CCBA and also sign up for this event. Being involved with CCBA gives a builder a lot more exposure and with an event like this, with the marketing we will have, everyone in the community will know about this Parade of Homes. It gives us an opportunity to showcase our products to the community as a group. When people come out to this event, they can meet with the builder and they can see other floor plans he has they may like better. Also, being involved with CCBA, there is strength in numbers in our industry locally. The local CCBA provides an avenue to search local builders who are licensed and insured and this is very important in this day and time. To get involved with the 2018 Parade of Homes or learn more about the CCBA and sponsorship opportunities, email Wilson at twilson@lakecityreporter. com or call 386-752-1293. HOMESContinued From 1A Every sport. Every play. Every day.Lake City Reporter A3

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Stop by today and youll see we have a lot more than money invested in this community.MAIN BRANCH: 350 SW Main Blvd., Lake City, FL 32025 WEST OFFICE: 3882 West US Highway 90, Lake City, Florida 32055 PROFESSIONAL CENTER: 161 NW Lake Jeery Rd., Lake City, FL 32055Come grow with us! Jennifer LoweMortgage Originator JenniferPart of the Lake City Community for 15 Years 5 Years of Banking and Loan Experience Assistant Mother of Two Elena & Jacob Scoutmaster with Boy Scouts American Red Cross Lifeguard, Sailing InstructorActive supporter of:Chamber of Commerce events Lake City Board of Realtors Columbia County Builders Association Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Rhonda GreenMortgage Loan ProcessorAt Peoples State Bank for 10 Years Has 3 daughters Keisha, Mia & Cassie 5 Grandchildren Mikayla, Carter, William, Brandyn & BrookeActive supporter of:Lake City Board of Realtors Columbia County Builders AssociationAdvocate for Autism AwarenessRhonda Rhonda Green Jennifer Lowe Players still needed for Scrabble tournamentFrom staff reportsWordsmiths can test their skill at the upcoming fourth annual Lake City Garden Club Scrabble Tournament. The tournament, scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, will raise money to maintain the Club House on Lake Isabella, which is more than 100 years old. Playtime is 6 p.m. Community members have until Tuesday to enter by making a $100 donation for a two-person team. All proceeds will go toward continuing to maintain and renovate the historic lakeside building, which is supported by a partnership between Lake City Garden Club and the Womans Club. The Lake City Garden Club believes in preserving this space to hold a slice of the citys history for years to come. Memories of times and events that occurred here have brought happiness and smiles to many faces, said Lake City Garden Club President JoAnn Torrans. Stage set for tax cuts deal in TallyBy JIM TURNERThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Florida lawmakers prepared Friday to hammer out a tax-cut plan, with the Senate introducing a $148 million package and the House scrapping a contro versial tax-related propos al that local governments ar gued could prevent them from banning unwanted businesses such as puppy mills. For most Floridians, the highlights of a final package could be sales-tax holidays for back-to-school shop pers and hurricane-season pr eparations, though the details of House and Senate proposals differ and will have to be negotiated. House and Senate leaders said earlier this week that they expect a final taxcut package of about $80 million. Both proposals are larger than that benchmark, but legislative leaders have said they will need to scale back tax cuts to help pay for a $400 million school-safety plan after the mass shooting last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. House Ways & Means Chairman Paul Renner, a Palm Coast Republican whose committee craft ed the tax-cut package, acknowledged Friday that changes will be needed. Given the recent events, there will be some changes before we get to the final tax bill, Renner said. The House on Friday took up its package (HB 7087) and positioned it for a vote as soon as Monday. The House package includes a 10-day tax holiday for back-to-school shoppers, which would allow people to avoid paying sales taxes on clothes costing $60 or less and school supplies costing $15 or less and on the first $1,000 of the cost of personal computers and accessories. The House plan also includes three seven-day holidays on the purchases of hurricane supplies. Also, the House package includes a controversial plan to expand by $154 million a year sales-tax credits that businesses could receive to fund voucher-like schol arships in the Gardiner Scholarship Program and the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. The Senate package (SB 620) approved Friday by the Appropriations Committee does not include the tax-credit proposal. Renner called the school tax credits a very, very important part of the House plan. But Renner moved Friday to remove two controversial proposals that had only been in the House package. The first was language that would have prohibited local governments from banning sales of goods that ar e subject to sales taxes. The second issue removed Friday would have further lowered a tax on aviation fuel, a proposal that had been opposed by airport officials across Florida.

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Were excited to once again partner with the Columbia County Builders Association to bring the community the 2018 Parade of Homes. This years event is set for Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29. It has been 10 years since weve seen a Parade of Homes event in Lake City and Columbia County and it is very exciting to see new home construction back to the level to support the event. Were honored to once again be selected to partner with the Builders to assist with this community event. If you dont remember the previous Parade of Homes events from 2008 and beyond, this is how they work. Once all the homes are registered for the Parade, we will print a map with the specific new home locations in advance of the weekend. All of the sponsors of the event will be touted prior to the event, so readers and consumers can examine the offerings of all the partners who are helping to make this Parade of Homes weekend possible. You will see plenty of promotional material across all of the Lake City Reporters platforms community print, magazines, digital and social media. Like builders, our core product the printed local newspaper is still our solid foundation. We will accent this core product through efficient use of our digital products. People who attend the Parade of Homes weekend event, scout out the new homes, drive around to the various locations, tour the homes, talk with the builders who are required to be on site to answer questions, and enjoy the day seeing the newest innovations in home construction. According to the CCBA, energy efficiency is the biggest improvement compared to new construction of yesteryear. Like everything else, building materials are becoming more efficient all the time. Everything from doors and windows to water heaters are new and improved and described in detail when you visit these beautiful homes on the tour. Another great benefit to the Parade of Homes is the builders always bring additional house plans and photographs of other models with them to these events, so if the model home on display is not exactly the one thats wanted, there are other options to consider. And the building expert is right there to answer any questions from the consumer. The Columbia County Builders Association does a great job keeping local builders and contractors together in a close group. The advantages to doing business with a CCBA member is that a local builder who signs up is vetted, has his or her license verified so that when their company is listed as part of the organization, consumers know they are doing business with a trusted professional. If your business falls into a support category of the home building industry, we have sponsorships available to become involved with this Parade of Homes community event. We will be reaching out to you in the coming days or feel free to email me: twilson@lakecityreporter.com or call me at (386) 752-1293 for more information. Mark the weekend of April 28-29 on your calendar. This years Parade of Homes is a cant-miss event in Lake City.The late Margaret Leguire of the Lake City Reporter once reported that Marilee Bonyata, Lake City resident, was arrested at her home November 2 and charged with failure to move unassisted, tottering while crossing the street, and entering into the old age of 50 while trying to keep the fact a secret from her friends. The arresting officer, H. P. Lee, said Mrs. Bonyata offered no resistance. She was brought before the Merriment Court of the Third Jovial Circuit, Clown County, State of Old Age. The Court was held in Olustee Park, and many friends served as the jury. Vernon Douglas was the presiding judge. After a few moments of deliberation, Judge Douglas declared Marilee guilty! Mrs. Bonyata was sentenced to a fine of $1 payable to Wesley Memorial Church, 50 years of clean living starting now, and she must join A.A.R.P. She was released to the custody of friends. Judge Douglas last words of admonition were, Go and sin no more. LOSING FORMER SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS In a recent three year period five of our former school superintendents died. Here are their names and the years they served: Albert Rumph (1949-57); Buford Galloway (195768); Frank Phillips (1972-76); Michael Flanagan (1996-2003); and Sam Markham (2004-08). They were all good men who served us well. Rest in Peace. TRENTON YEARBOOK I have a 1951 Trenton, Florida, yearbook in good condition. Principal was L.B. Lindsey. The yearbook (The Trenton Tiger) was dedicated to the 18 previous graduates who were in the military service. Want it? Email me at hmorriswilliams @ gmail.com. CO-MINGLING WATERS On March 13, 1860, the Florida, Atlantic, and Gulf Central Railroad completed its historic first trip from Jacksonville to Lake City. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Miss Louise Holland of Jacksonville and Miss Kate Ives of Lake City co-mingled containers of water from our Lake Desoto and Jacksonvilles St. Johns Rivers. MORE BOOKS The first 35 copies of my book Some Stuff I Wrote and Some Stuff I Didnt have all been sold. Now there are 25 more copies available at Hunter Printing. Cost: $25. Make checks payable to School Museum. PUN FUN A thief broke into a police station and stole all the toilets, leaving no clues. A police spokesperson was quoted as saying, We have absolutely nothing to go on. 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. 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: rbridges@lakecityreporter.com Sunday, March 4, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding 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 Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman Parade to feature new home trends OUR OPINIONAiring things out for econ board As your community newspaper, we despise secrecy when it comes to how your tax dollars are spent. We need to know so that you can know. In some instances we are not allowed to know, such as when a potential suitor seeks financial incentives from taxpayers in order to relocate or expand here. Under state law, county officials can agree to keep the company name under wraps until the deal is done. In recent years, this provision has been invoked in every case to come before the county Economic Development Department. That era may be coming to an end. The Economic Development Advisory Board on Wednesday will consider a mea sure to discourage such secrecy. (See story, Page 2A.) W e advise the EDAB to pass the measure then send it on to the County Commission for final approval. The issue isnt just the right to know whos angling for your tax dollars, import ant as that is. As things sit, even the EDAB is r estricted on what its members can know about matters on which they are expected to vote. W ere not sure its supposed to work that way, but thats exactly how it plays out in our county on a routine basis, as EDAB members attest. Should this measure pass, these indi viduals will be better informed and better equipped to do their jobs. The proposal also requires that any requests for secrecy go through the office of county attorney, rather than through the Economic Development Department. Thats important for a different reason. County Commission Chairman Tim Murphy, also an EDAB member, stated publicly last month that confidential status had been granted to at least one suitor who hadnt sought it. With that responsibility taken out of the hands of the EDD, any confusion or con troversy about whether the rules are being pr operly applied should quickly dissipate. Progress continues in the long, slow slog toward reform for county government. Keep the momentum going by adopting this important measure. Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. Todd Wilsontwilson@lakecityreporter.comOld age charged on her birthdayMorris Williams is a local historian and longtime retired educator. Morris Williams It has been 10 years since weve seen a Parade of Homes event in Lake City and Columbia County and it is very exciting to see new home construction back to the level to support the event.

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Laura Ashley ONealLaura Ashley ONeal, 33 of Lake City passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Lake City Medical Cen ter. She was born in Lake City May 2, 1984 to Timo thy Blackwell and Lori Williams Blackwell. She has been a lifelong resident of Lake City and was a Columbia High graduate. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she was baptized at eight years old. Ashley was a licensed cos metologist, and enjoyed nail art and nail work, she had just began pursuing her degree in counseling. In her spare time, she enjoyed go ing to the beach and taking walks on the beach and being a loving mother to her two children. She is preceded in death by her Maternal Grandmother; JoAnn Williams and her Great-Grandparents; Cora & Cozzie Albritton and L.W. & Ethel Williams She is survived by her loving children; Micah Elisha Blackwell and Laci Marie ONeal both of Lake City; Her parents; Timo thy Blackwell (Cindy) of Lake City and Lori Sanchez (Jor ge) of Lake City; Paternal Grand mother; Faye Cannon Blackwell of Fayette, AL, Paternal Grandfather; Vollie Blackwell, Maternal Grandfather; L.L. (Buck) Wil liams of Lake City; Brothers Tim othy T.J. Blackwell (Shannon) of Panama City, Codey Black well, Corey Sistrunk (Kelly) both of Lake City, Xavier Sanchez of Lake City; Sister Christina Hughes of St. Petersburg. Uncle Derrick Williams (Leslie); Cous ins; Matthew and Shelby McCalvin of Lake City; Her compan ion, Justin Parker, lifelong friend Julie Simmons, along with many extended family members and friends also survive. Funeral services for Ashley were conducted on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family received friends on Friday evening, March 2, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction and care of GA TEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. US HWY 441, Lake City, FL, 32025. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gateway forestlawn.com. Obituaries are paid advertisements. S UNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A SECOND ANNUALTee Up for the ArtsGOLF FUNDRAISER Saturday, March 10, 2018 8:00 AM Shotgun Start The Country Club of Lake CityThe cost is $65 per person in a 4-person scramble and includes one round of golf, beverages on course and lunch along with prizes for 1st Place Net, 2nd Place Net, and Hole-in-One. Well also hold a rae for a YETI Cooler! CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE Please contact Gateway Art Gallery at 168 N. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32055 or 386-752-5229. SECOND ANNUAL Tee Up for the Arts GOLF FUNDRAISER Saturday, March 10, 2018 8:00 AM Shotgun Start The Country Club of Lake City Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. CHEKSLawn & Land Service, LLC Wes Evachek, Jr. 386-361-1034CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council for the City of Lake City, Florida will hold a workshop meeting on Monday, March 5, 2018. e meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. at City Hall, 205 North Marion Street, Lake City, Florida. e item to be discussed is: 1. CITY MANAGER SEARCH PROCESS LAKE CITY COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Lake City Community Redevelopment Agency for the City of Lake City, Florida will hold a meeting on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 5:45 P.M., in the Council Chambers located on the second oor of City Hall at 205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida. CITY COUNCIL MEETING THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA WILL MEET ON MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CITY HALL AT 205 NORTH MARION AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA All interested persons are invited to attend the meetings identied above. Pursuant to 286.0105, Florida Statutes, the City hereby advises the public if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she 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 be based. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services for any of the meetings identied above, as addressed in the American Disabilities Act, please contact the City Managers Oce at (386) 719-5768. AUDREY E.SIKES, MMC City Clerk Area songwriters to reunite this monthFrom staff reportsOver the past seven years, dozens of musicians have shared their original songs about the Santa Fe River in a competition hosted each year by the nonprofit envi ronmental group Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR). The annual competition brings regional songwrit ers and music lovers from ar ound the state to celebrate and learn about a special spring-fed river. This year, several previous contest winners and select contes tants will be showcased at two locations in downtown High Springs on Sunday March 18. From 1 to 3:30 p.m., Marchs Music in the Park concert will put the spotlight on the OSFR Songwriters Reunion to promote both live local music and the preservation of local waters. They also will share their musical talent at Great Outdoors Restaurant from 4 to 7 p.m. There is no charge for either event. These events and others are part of RiverFest 2018, a series of explore, learn and play activities hosted by OSFR. The reunion showcase on Sunday paves the way for the premier event, the eighth annual OSFR Songwriters Contest, to be held the fol lowing Sunday, March 25, fr om 1 to 7 p.m. at Rum 138, located at 2070 SW County Road 138 in Fort White. The annual fundraising event offers music, food and drink, a silent auction and an afternoon of family fun. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door, with no charge for children 12 and under. Tickets to all RiverFest events, which include edu cational plant hikes, can be pur chased online at www. OurSantaFeRiver.org To submit your Community Calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email Justin Caudell at jcaudell@lakecityreporter.com.COMMUNITY CALENDAROBITUARIES At funeral, Billy Graham remembered for humility at home, on crusadesCHARLOTTE, N.C. At Rev. Billy Grahams funeral Friday, his children remembered Americas Pastor as a man devoted to spreading the Gospel, living his life at home as he preached it in stadiums, with a personable humility and an unwavering focus on the Bible. As his oldest son told the funeral congregation, There werent two Billy Grahams. Franklin Grahams funeral mes sage, which included a Gospel call to repentance and salvation, followed shorter remarks by his siblings in a service that lasted just over an hour before a crowd of approximately 2,000. Billy Graham died Feb. 21 at age 99.Associated PressMondayFree tax prepThe Columbia County UF/ IFAS Extension Office is accept ing appointments for free tax fil ing. Appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, call 386-752-5384 or stop by the extension office at 971 W. Duval St., Lake City.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at First Christian Church (403 W. Duval St., Lake City) at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Newcomers group meets on Mondays at 5 p.m.TuesdayAmplified phone giveawayFlorida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. will distribute free amplified phones to qualified Florida residents from 9 a.m. to noon at Hearing Solutions, 183 NW Veterans St., Lake City. FTRI staff members will also provide training on phone operation and features. Bring Florida ID, hear ing aids and current cell phone if you have them. For more infor mation, call 1-800-222-3448.WednesdayLake City NewcomersA friendship luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Salsas Mexican Restaurant (next to Harveys), 4578 SW Heritage Oaks Circle, Lake City. All are welcome, friends or newcomers. Call Joan Wilson at 386-438-8999 for more information.Blue-Grey Army meetingThe Blue-Grey Army Planning Committee will hold an Olustee Battle Festival wrap-up meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Room 130 of the School Board Central Building on East St. Johns Street. Committee members are encouraged to attend. Bring reports. For more information, call 386-755-1097. ThursdayDAR meetingThe Edward Rutledge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. in Room 102 of Wilson S. Rivers Library on the campus of Florida Gateway College. The speaker will be Brad Wheeler, who will present a pro gram on Cemeteries and Funeral Homes: Family History and Historic Preservation. Visitors always welcome. For more infor mation, call 386-752-2903.FridayHealth/wellness lunchThe Columbia Wellness Initiative, a monthly program promoting and educating the residents of Columbia County on healthy living and complete well ness, will be held at noon at the Lake Shore Hospital Authority, 259 NE Franklin St., Lake City. The presentation will feature Jim South, a park service specialist with OLeno State Park. A complimentary lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. For more information, call 386-754-7083.Antique engine and tractor showAntique garden tractors and more will be featured today and Saturday at Circle R Ranch, 8355 S. U.S. Highway 441, Lake City (5 miles north of I-75, Exit 414 or about 9 miles south of Lake City on Highway 441.) Special events on Saturday include Columbia County Sheriffs Office K-9 Unit demonstrations and several car clubs from the Lake City area holding a cruise-in.Spring book saleThe Columbia County Public Library West Branch (435 NW Hall of Fame Drive, off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75) is holding a spring book sale through April 30. Fill a bag with books for $3. For more information, call 386-758-1321 or email dhorner@columbiacounty fla.com.SaturdayGolf fundraiserThe Art League of North Florida and Gateway Art Gallery invite the community to partic ipate in the second Tee Up for The Arts event. The event will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start at the Country Club at Lake City. The cost is $65 per per son in a four-person scramble. Price includes golf, beverages on course, lunch and prizes. Call the gallery at 386-752-5229 with questions. The event is one of the largest fundraising events for the nonprofit art league and gallery. COURTESYTickets on sale now for RiverFest 2018Tickets for the signature event of RiverFest 2018, the eighth annual Our Santa Fe River, Inc. Songwriters Contest to be held Sunday, March 25, are on sale now. The event will bring local and regional songwriters and music lovers from around the state to celebrate and learn about the Santa Fe River. The annual fundraising event will offer original music, food and drink, a silent auction and an afternoon of family fun from 1 to 7 p.m. at Rum 138, located at 2070 SW County Road 138 in Fort White. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door, with no charge for children 12 and younger. Information and tickets to all RiverFest events can be found at www.OurSantaFeRiver.org.

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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, March 4, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 754-0421ejackson@lakecityreporter.com jkroeger@lakecityreporter.com By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comChace Curtis wasnt going down without a fight. After dropping his semifinal, Curtis battled back in the consolation final to claim third place Saturday in Kissimmee. Curtis strong performance, along with Daniel Manns overtime finish, helped the Tigers cap off their season on a high note finishing 18th out of 84 state teams. Curtis, who captured the schools first state in 41 years in 2016, wasnt able to get another gold. But the senior has no qualms walking away with the bronze medal. Honestly, Im just glad to be back on the podium this year, said Curtis, who was hampered by a back injury last season. Because last year I kinda choked a little bit. I knew this year I had to at least get on the podium. And he did just that, defeating Francisco St. Surin of Palmetto Ridge (7-2) for third. He did an excellent job, Columbia coach Pete Whittington said. His semifinal match probably shouldve been the finals match, but its just the way the bracket worked out. He ended up having to battle his way back from third but he looked By JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comGAINESVILLE Round and round, back and forth, and deep into Friday night went Columbia and Gainesville on the diamond. It was a game that saw 11 errors, three ties, two lead changes and one walk-off hit. Oh, and the Tigers first loss of the season. Asher Akridge drilled a ball into the left field gap for double in the bottom of the 12th inning, scoring Chase DeMichele all the way from first base to give the Gainesville a 7-6 win over Columbia in a District 3-7A game that lasted more than three hours. Errors cost both teams all night they combined for nine unearned runs but mistakes bit Columbia last, as Tate Worrell dropped a pop up in the infield that allowed DeMichele to reach base. The Hurricanes (3-1, 1-1) scored five unearned runs on the night on three plays that also included a poor cutoff throw and another dropped fly ball, overcoming their own miscues that rrCHS WRESTLINGCOURTESYChace Curtis gains position during Day 1 of the finals. FWHS BASEBALL CHS BASEBALLTigers give up lead twice, fall to Hurricanes in extra innings Fort Whites Tyler Shelnut delivers a pitch against Santa Fe Thursday night. ERIC JACKSON/Lake City Reporter ERIC JACKSON/Lake City Reporter By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comTheres a kid out in the country whos turning heads. Not just a strong batter, but a fierce pitcher that will make you pay. The way his fastball rips through the catchers mitt the sound of the pop could be heard from a mile away. Tyler Shelnut has arrived. After a standout freshman campaign, Shelnut has put together an explosive start to his sophomore season. Hes piled up over 20 strikeouts in just four games while getting it done at the plate, too, sport ing a .300 batting average. His dominance at shor tstop and on the mound has pushed the Indians to a solid 3-1 record so far. And he continues to remain humble through it all. Shelnut, who recently committed to Florida, says hes just thrilled to be playing the spor t that he loves, regardless of position. If Im in the game, Im happy , he said. If Im not pitching, then Im playing shortstop and Im hitting. I just want to be in the game. I love pitching, [but] Im not ready to say that I am a pitcher only and sit on the bench unless I pitch. So at Florida, thats what I am going to do, be a dual-position player . Theres been some great ones thatve graced the halls at Fort White Robby Howell, Justin Kortessis, Willie Carter to name a few. All of them have possessed qualities that arent found in most players. The kind of guys that dont come around often baseball junkies, like Shelnut, who love the game with unyielding passion. With a high celling and oodles of potential, theres little doubt Shelnut could go down as one of the programs greats when its over. Especially if he keeps fanning opposing batters with mid-80 fastballs. He goes right at people, For t White head coach Rick Julius said. Hes got a great baseball smartness, exposes weaknesses and goes right at them. Hes a bulldog on the mound, thats what you got to like. He dont ever give in. Thats what I love about him. Julius says it didnt take long to notice Shelnuts rare ability. The longtime coach says became it obvious to him during the first couple outings of fall ball last season. I started to make some calls right away, he said. But Shelnuts baseball story goes back much furJEN CHASTEEN/Special to the ReporterColumbia outfielder Morgan Hoyle beats out the tag at second base against Lafayette on Saturday morning. The Lady Tigers won 10-0. CHS SOFTBALLFinal score7 6 Clayton Steinruck yells after scoring in the 4th inning Friday night. GHS splits series with CHSPHENOM continued on 6B TIGERS continued on 6BLady Tigers look ahead after impressing at Invitational tournament this weekendBy ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comA big challenge awaits the Lady Tigers this week, as they gear up for back to back district games. But Columbia isnt worried. The girls are riding a wave of momentum after losing just one game in this weekends Santa Fe Invitational in Alachua. Without their ace CrisDeona Beasley (shoulder), the Lady Tigers (6-2) turned to Whitney Lee, who propelled Columbia to two wins during the tournament. Lee pitched in Fridays win over Bell (7-0) and Saturdays win over Lafayette (10-0). Freshman Sofia Arata and Lee combined for a no-hitter against the Lady Hornets of Mayo. Columbia was just as strong at the plate, tallying 24 runs in three games, including the 8-7 defeat to Santa Fe Friday night. Our bat were pretty hot this weekend, Columbia head coach Trudy Andrews said. We just got to keep on rolling, stay hot and keep on doing our thing. We just got to play Columbia goes 2-1 at tourney without injured star pitcher Beasley Columbia standout battles back to capture third placeSTATE continued on 5B AHEAD continued on 6BFollow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and moreSPORTS ON THE WEB B1

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2B S UNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER SCOREBOARD TV LISTINGSToday AUTO RACING 3:30 p.m. FOX NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, Penzoil 400, at Las Vegas COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBS Cincinnati at Wichita St. CBSSN Patriot League, first semifinal, at highest-remaining seed 1 p.m. ESPN Big South Tournament, final, at highest-remaining seed 2 p.m. CBS Missouri Valley Tournament, final, at St. Louis CBSSN Patriot League Tournament, second semifinal, at highest-remaining seed ESPNEWS SMU at South Florida 3 p.m. ESPN Atlantic Sun Tournament, final, at highest-remaining seed 4 p.m. CBSSN UConn at Houston 4:30 p.m. CBS Big Ten Tournament, final, at New York ESPNU Tulane at UCF 9:30 p.m. ESPNU MAAC Tournament, second semifinal, at Albany, N.Y. 11:30 p.m. ESPNU MAAC Tournament, first semifinal, at Albany, N.Y. (same-day tape) GOLF 5 a.m. GOLF European PGA Tour, Tshwane Open, final round, at Waterkloof, South Africa Noon GOLF PGA Tour, WGC-Mexico Championship, final round, at Mexico City 2 p.m. NBC PGA Tour, WGC-Mexico Championship, final round, at Mexico City 4:30 p.m. GOLF Champions Tour, Cologuard Classic, final round, at Tucson, Ariz. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB Spring training, Houston vs. St. Louis, at Palm Beach, Fla. NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN Philadelphia at Milwaukee NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN Detroit at Minnesota SOCCER 8:30 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Arsenal 9:30 a.m. FS1 Bundesliga, Koln vs. Stuttgart 11 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Manchester City vs. Chelsea Noon ESPN2 Women, She Believes Cup, United States vs. France, at Harrison, N.J. FS1 Bundesliga, Freiburg vs. Bayern Munich 5 p.m. ESPN MLS, Los Angeles FC at Seattle 7:30 p.m. FS1 MLS, New York City FC at Sporting Kansas City 10 p.m. FS1 MLS, Portland at L.A. Galaxy RUGBY 2 p.m. NBCSN English Premiership, Worcester Warriors vs. Leicester Tigers TRACK & FIELD 4 p.m. NBCSN IAAF World Indoor Championships, at Birmingham, England (same-day tape) WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPNU Atlantic 10 Tournament, final, at Richmond, Va. 1 p.m. FS2 Big East Tournament, first quar terfinal, Marquette vs. Seton Hall-Xavier winner, at Chicago 2 p.m. ESPN2 ACC Tournament, final, at Greensboro, N.C. 2:30 p.m. ESPNU AAC Tournament, second quarterfinal, South Florida vs. East Carolina-SMU winner, at Uncasville, Conn. 3 p.m. FS1 Big 12 Tournament, first semifinal, at Oklahoma City 3:30 p.m. FS2 Big East Tournament, second quarterfinal, Creighton vs. St. Johns, at Chicago 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 SEC Tournament, final, at Nashville, Tenn. 5:30 p.m. FS1 Big 12 Tournament, second semifinal, at Oklahoma City 6:30 p.m. ESPNU AAC Tournament, third quar terfinal, UConn vs. Memphis-Tulane winner, at Uncasville, Conn. 7 p.m. ESPN2 Big Ten Tournament, final, at Indianapolis FS2 Big East Tournament, third quar terfinal, DePaul vs. Butler-Providence winner, at Chicago 9 p.m. ESPN2 Pac-12 Tournament, final, at Seattle 9:30 p.m. FS2 Big East Tournament, fourth quarterfinal, Villanova vs. Georgetown, at Chicago Monday, March 5 COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. CBSSN CAA Tournament, first semifinal, at North Charleston, S.C. 7 p.m. ESPN MAAC Tournament, final, at Albany, N.Y. ESPNU Horizon League Tournament, first semifinal, at Detroit 8:30 p.m. CBSSN CAA Tournament, second semifinal, at North Charleston, S.C. 9 p.m. ESPN West Coast Tournament, first semifinal, at Las Vegas ESPN2 SoCon Tournament, final, at Asheville, N.C. ESPNU Horizon League Tournament, second semifinal, at Detroit 11:30 p.m. ESPN2 Wesr Coast Tournament, sec ond semifinal, at Las Vegas MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB Spring training, Minnesota vs. Philadelphia, at Clearwater, Fla. 8:30 p.m. MLB Spring training, Arizona vs. San Diego, at Peoria, Ariz. NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA Detroit at Cleveland 10:30 p.m. NBA Portland at L.A. Lakers NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Toronto at Buffalo SOCCER 2:55 p.m. NBCSN Premier League, Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2:30 p.m. ESPNU MAAC Tournament, final, at Albany, N.Y. 4 p.m. FS1 Big East Tournament, first semifinal, at Chicago 4:30 p.m. ESPNU AAC Tournament, first semifinal, at Uncasville, Conn. 6:30 p.m. FS1 Big East Tournament, second semifinal, at Chicago 7 p.m. ESPN2 AAC Tournament, second semifinal, at Uncasville, Conn. 9 p.m. FS1 Big 12 Tournament, final, at Oklahoma City NBA STANDINGSEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L P ct GB Toronto 44 17 .721 Boston 44 19 .698 1 Philadelphia 34 27 .557 10 New Y ork 24 39 .381 21 Brooklyn 20 43 .317 25 S outheast Division W L P ct GB Washington 36 27 .571 Miami 32 30 .516 3 Charlotte 28 35 .444 8 Orlando 19 43 .306 16 Atlanta 19 44 .302 17 C entral Division W L P ct GB Cleveland 36 25 .590 Indiana 35 27 .565 1 Milwaukee 33 29 .532 3 Detroit 29 33 .468 7 Chicago 21 41 .339 15 WESTERN C ONFERENCE Southwest Division W L P ct GB Houston 48 13 .787 S an Antonio 36 26 .581 12 New Or leans 35 26 .574 13 Dallas 19 44 .302 30 Memphis 18 43 .295 30 Nor thwest Division W L P ct GB Portland 36 26 .581 Ok lahoma City 37 27 .578 Minnesota 38 28 .576 Denver 34 28 .548 2 Utah 32 30 .516 4 P acific Division W L P ct GB G olden State 49 14 .778 L.A. Clippers 33 28 .541 15 L.A. Lakers 27 34 .443 21 Sacramento 19 43 .306 29 Phoenix 19 45 .297 30 C ollege Basketball Scores Drexel 70, James Madison 62 Harvard 93, Columbia 74 LIU Brooklyn 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 77 Providence 61, St. Johns 57 Saint Josephs 78, La Salle 70 Syracuse 55, Clemson 52 UMBC 89, Mass.-Lowell 77 VCU 83, Fordham 58 Villanova 97, Georgetown 73 Wagner 75, Robert Morris 64 Arkansas St. 83, Louisiana-Monroe 79 Auburn 79, South Carolina 70 Florida 80, Kentucky 67 Florida St. 85, Boston College 76 Georgia Southern 89, Troy 83 Georgia St. 90, South Alabama 75 Georgia Tech 64, Wake Forest 56 Grambling St. 66, Alabama St. 64 LSU 78, Mississippi St. 57 Miami 69, Virginia Tech 68 NC State 76, Louisville 69 Old Dominion 79, FIU 53 Prairie View 77, Southern U. 69 Richmond 93, George Mason 79 Tennessee 66, Georgia 61 Texas Southern 78, Alcorn St. 71 UNC-Greensboro 72, The Citadel 58 Virginia 62, Notre Dame 57 Wofford 73, Mercer 53 By MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLE With Kentucky rolling, Florida reeling and the lead dwindling, Jalen Hudson decided to do something about it. His 3-pointer from the wing with 6:19 to play was a turning point for both teams. Hudson scored 22 points highlighted by one that bounced around the rim several times and hit the backboard before falling through and the Gators beat the No. 23 Wildcats 80-67 on Saturday, ending the Wildcats four-game winning streak. That was huge, Hudson said. I think it got every part of the rim. It was deflating for Kentucky, which used a matchup zone to trim a 23-point deficit to 65-56. It also was exactly the boost Florida needed. The Gators (20-11, 11-7 SEC) won their third straight, swept Kentucky for the first time in four years and secured the No. 3 seed in next weeks Southeastern Conference Tournament. Were playing our best basketball of the year, and I think the best way to continue doing so it to not rest on our laurels and not feel like weve got it all figured out, Florida coach Mike White said. Weve got to handle success much better than we have at other times in this basketball season. Weve got remain on edge and continue to understand who we are and what our deficiencies are and stay as connected as weve been lately. The Wildcats (21-10, 10-8) will be seeded fourth or fifth in the SEC Tournament depending on the outcome of the Arkansas-Missouri game later Saturday. No team seeded lower than third has won the SEC since it went to a 14-team format in 2013. If we play this way, were not winning, Calipari said. This hopefully wakes us up and we go. The Wildcats entered Saturday as the leagues hottest team, having won four straight while averaging 87.7 points a game. They looked like a shell of that team in Gainesville, giving up 16 points off turnovers and getting outscored in the paint and from behind the arc. We reverted, Calipari said, pointing to six assists and 13 turnovers. This is how we played a month ago. Florida played hard for the fourth straight outing and looked much more like the team ranked No. 5 in early December than the one that dropped six of eight in league play between Jan. 24 and Feb. 21. Hudson and senior guard Chris Chiozza were keys. Chiozza, one of three players recognized on Senior Day, broke the schools all-time assist record in the first half. It seemed to get the Gators going. Chiozza started to drive to the basket and then tossed the ball back out to Keith Stone, who drilled a 3 that made it 28-17 and prompted Calipari to call a timeout. The Gators made their next seven shots, including a pair of 3s by Hudson, to push the lead to 17. Were playing free now, Chiozza said. Were not worried about anything. KeVaughn Allen, who had one of the best all-around games of his career, tacked on a 3-pointer at the first-half buzzer to make it 48-33 at the break. Allen finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven assists. The Wildcats showed some life midway through the second half, but Hudson answered with his biggest basket of the game. Egor Koulechov followed with two free throws, and Stone put an exclamation point on the lopsided victory with a thunderous dunk that sent the home crowd into a frenzy. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led Kentucky with 17 points. Kevin Knox added 14 in the regular-season finale for both teams. Now the real stuff starts, Calipari said. BIG PICTURE Kentucky: The Wildcats finished 4-6 on the road, not all that surprising since they have four freshmen and a sophomore in the starting lineup. Given the propensity of Big Blue Nation to travel, especially in the postseason, Kentucky should be surrounded by home crowds the rest of the season. Florida: The Gators have seemingly found something just in time for the postseason, especially if theyre able to build on wins against Auburn, Alabama and Kentucky. UP NEXT Kentucky: Plays in the SEC Tournament either Thursday or Friday. Florida: Opens SEC Tournament play Friday night.Gators top No. 23 Kentucky behind Hudsons 22 pointsCOLLEGE BASKETBALLCOURTESYFlorida forward Kevarrius Hayes and Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel fight for a loose ball Saturday night. Associated PressGREENSBORO, N.C. Marina Mabrey, Arike Ogunbowale and the rest of fifth-ranked Notre Dame handled Florida States challenge to their perfect Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament record with veteran composure particularly when it came to the fourth quarter. Mabrey scored a season-high 27 points and the Fighting Irish shot 63 percent in the final quarter to beat No. 11 Florida State 90-80 Saturday in the semifinals, putting them a win away from a record fifth straight tournament title since joining the league in the 2013-14 season. The second-seeded Fighting Irish (29-2) have gotten to this point despite having only seven scholarship players after a series of knee injuries that sidelined star forward Brianna Turner all season and point guard Lili Thompson on Dec. 31. Yet they shared the regular-season title with No. 5 Louisville, though they ended up with the No. 2 seed after losing the head-to-head matchup. Were the underdog this year, Irish coach Muffet McGraw said. Its a position were not used to, and its one that were really enjoying right now. Notre Dame rallied from eight points down in the third quarter, with Mabrey hitting a tough buzzer-beating 3-pointer from near the Notre Dame bench to end the quarter and put Notre Dame ahead for good at 62-60. I just figured there was a couple of seconds left I had to shoot it, Mabrey said. Even though it kind of looks like a chuck-up, Ive just got to make sure my shoulders are square to give myself the best chance to make the shot. That started the decisive 16-4 run, which included Arike Ogunbowale hitting a 3 as part of her own big fourth quarter. The junior guard scored 14 of her 20 points in the final 10 minutes. Her and Marina just play really well off of each other, McGraw said. They help each other, they know each others moves and where they want the ball. Shakayla Thomas scored 24 points for the third-seeded Seminoles (25-6), who erased a 10-point second-quarter deficit and took a 56-48 lead on Nausia Woolfolks layup with 4:30 left in the third before the Irish made their move. Im really proud of my team, and just the way that they fought and played together until the end, FSU coach Sue Semrau said. No. 5 Notre Dame women top No. 11 Florida St 90-80 in ACCs B2

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S UNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER 3B OUTDOORSSpringing into boat and trailer maintenanceBy MONTY STEPHENSSpecial to the ReporterIts early March, the Florida sun is shining brightly and daytime highs are in the mid-eighties. Yep, spring fishing season is here and this is the time to get your boat and trailer in shape. Unfortunately, we all have seen boats parked alongside of the road because something went wrong with the trailer. That puts a bad ending on a good trip. Attention to maintenance should also be directed toward the boat and motor, especially for anyone venturing offshore or to the gulf. Boat motors are way more reliable these days but there are some things we should do to make sure our boat is in good shape. Scott Moore General Manager, McDuffie Marine and Sporting Goods kindly shared some major maintenance issues we should be concerned with. For trailers, Mr. Moore noted by far the number one issue is lights. All boat owners, especially saltwater fishermen and fisherwomen have had problems keeping their trailer lights operational. The bulbs burn out or maybe wont work because of corrosion in the socket. Scott shared the LED lights now being installed on many trailers are a big improvement over the old system that used light bulbs. He also noted trailer lights are covered by state law. So working lights are needed in order to stay legal. Bearing failure is another area of concern. Scott shared several times a year, a tow truck pulls someones boat off of I75 to their shop because of a wheel bearing failure. He recommends boat owners jack their trailer up and spin the wheels. Listen for a loud rumble, look for a wheel that doesnt spin well and feel for looseness. If you detect any of these issues, then he recommends the boat owner disassemble the hub, inspect, clean and repack/ replace the bearings. Scott says to save money, this is something the boat owner can do. If they choose not to fool with it, then bring the boat to a repair shop. Either way, ensuring your wheel bearings are in good working order should be a top priority. Trailer springs are another area of concern. The leaf springs used on boat trailers are made with raw, unprotected steel. If used in fresh water, they will last for the life of the trailer. On the other hand, if used in salt water, Scott projects the typical boat trailer spring will last no more than 10 years before it is corroded and prone to complete collapse. This is something that should be inspected yearly. Cost of replacing a trailer spring varies by the size of the boat but will always be way less expensive than getting your boat towed on a flatbed wrecker truck. Scott shared some boats use a torsion axle, which in addition to giving the trailer a great ride, also acts as a spring. Of course trailer tires should be carefully inspected. This is another task the boat owner can do to save a few dollars. Look for severe wear, uneven wear, side wall cracks and check tire pressure. Tires with defects should be replaced. Of course, every boat owner should carry a spare tire for their boat. Scott noted all of the maintenance chores are easier done at your home, in the driveway, where you have tools and less pressure than alongside the road. For the boat, Scott noted our modern four stroke motors are very reliable. Batteries for the motors are sealed and do not require the addition of acid. Batteries should be charged during the off season to keep them from discharging. Scott recommends replacement of the battery every five years in order to ensure reliability. Generally speaking, four stroke motors should have their crankcase oil changed every 100 hours. The boat owner should check the oil level every month. Annually, the boat owner should remove the propeller annually to ensure fishing line or other debris has not wound around the shaft which can damage the seals. Lower unit grease is recommended to be changed every 100 hours and this is another task the boat owner can do themselves to save money. The tilt and trim hydraulic unit and motors are sealed and require no ongoing maintenance. Spark plugs last a long time and are expensive and usually not an issue. The fuel filter should be replaced annually to ensure clean gas arrives at the motor. The steering system should also be inspected annually. Boats and motors have never been more reliable and better built than they are today. But this does not mean that problems cannot occur. Saltwater is very corrosive and causes unprotected metals to break down. Instead of costing, preventive maintenance pays. As Scott Moore noted nobody wants their trailer or boat to break. Stay safe and good fishing.COURTESYSelect the right boat trailer and it will provide years of trouble-free towing. COURTESY PHOTOSLEFT: A boat trailer is pictured with its wheel off. Dont get stranded on the side of the road. Many breakdowns can be avoided by following pre-season inspections. RIGHT: Scott Moore, General Manager, McDuffie Marine and Sporting Goods shows the key areas to inspect on a 2016 Yamaha 70 outboard. Help nesting sea turtles by keeping beaches dark and free of obstaclesFrom staff reportsKeeping beaches dark at night and free of obstacles will help sea turtles during their nesting season, which begins in Florida on March 1 and lasts through the end of October. Bright artificial lighting can misdirect and disturb nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings, so beachgoers should avoid using flashlights or cellphones at night. Turning out lights or closing curtains and shades in buildings along the beach after dark will ensure nesting turtles are not disturbed as they come ashore and hatchlings will not become disoriented when they emerge from their nests. Clearing away boats and beach furniture at the end of the day and filling in holes in the sand are also important because turtles can become trapped in furniture and get trapped in holes on the beach. Floridas beachfront residents and visitors taking these actions will help conserve the loggerhead, leatherback and green sea turtles that nest on the states coastlines. Keeping Floridas beaches dark and uncluttered at night can help protect sea turtles that return to nest on our beaches, said Dr. Robbin Trindell, who heads the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) sea turtle management program. Many agency partners, such as nature centers, marine turtle permit holders and local governments, contribute greatly to sea turtle conservation. But caring beachgoers can also make a significant difference in helping nesting and hatchling sea turtles survive. Exactly when sea turtle nesting season starts depends on where you are in Florida. While it begins in March on the Atlantic coast from Brevard through Broward counties, it starts later in the spring, in late April or May, along the northeast Atlantic, the Keys and Gulf coasts. Wherever you are, other ways to help sea turtles include properly disposing of fishing line to avoid entanglements, and reporting those that are sick, injured, entangled or dead to the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on a cellphone. Purchasing a Helping Sea Turtles Survive External Website Florida license plate at Buyaplate. com External Website contributes to sea turtle research, rescue and conservation efforts. People also can donate $5 and receive an FWC sea turtle decal. B3

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4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 Sports Department 754-0420COURTESY PHOTOSSenior spotlightColumbia boys soccer head coach Shayne Edge stands between team captains Caleb Strickland and Nick Jerome as he proudly recognizes the teams nine seniors. Assistant varsity coach Trevor Hickman (from left) is pictured, Billy Friar, Kaleb Roberts, Camren Hinton, Caleb Strickland, Coach Shayne Edge, Nick Jerome, Tyler Pierce, Trent Morrison, and Bryson Hampton (not pictured: Josh Lewis). J.V. shinesColumbias junior varsity soccer team celebrated its season as well at the banquet last Sunday. Pictured are: Gage RegisterCaptains Award (from left), Aaron DicksDefensive Award, Zach Dicks Coaches Award, Bryant RigdonCaptains Award, Head Coach Perry Sauls, Alec VillarCaptain, Cole Wehrli MVP, Colby StricklandGoalkeeper Award, Trey HingsonTiger Award, Coach Kyle Roberts Not picturedJeremiah EricksonCoaches Award, Marcos MedinaRodriguezOffensive Award, Travis Dicks-Young Gun, Angel Gabriel Perez-Captains Award. CHS soccer takes home the hardware Trophy boysEleven Columbia players left with new hardware. Those pictured received var sity awards. Top row: Billy Friar (from left) Coaches Award, Cameron WidergrenCoaches Award, Kaleb RobertsTiger Award, Caleb Strickland-Captains Award and Goalkeeper Award, Trent MorrisonMVP, Offensive Award, Nick JeromeCaptain Award, Tyler Pierce-Unsung Hero. Bottom Row: Garrison LandYoung Gun, Williams BurnsScholar-Athlete, Coaches Award, Carson HallDefensive Award, Daniel BurnsScholar-Athlete Award. Brothers in armsSenior Caleb Strickland stands with his brother, freshman goalkeeper Colby Strickland at the banquet. Both players took home the var sity and junior varsity goalkeeper awards respectively. COURTESYColumbias Matt Ross makes a move during Day 1 of the state finals. Ross, a junior, is the lone state finalist who will be returning next season for the Tigers. He was eliminated during the quarterfinals this week. COURTESYChace Curtis stands at the third place podium Saturday. Gators Blank Stony BrookFlorida pitched its second shutout of the season on Saturday night, beating Stony Brook 8-0 at McKethan Stadium in Gainesville. After three scoreless innings, the Gators got on the board in the fourth after a leadoff walk to JJ Schwarz got a rally started. Back-to-back singles from Blake Reese and Austin Langworthy brought in one run and a RBI ground from Shane Shifflett made it 2-0. Florida loaded the bases in the sixth and added a run on a sac fly from Nick Horvath for a 3-0 lead. Jackson Kowar had a quality start, going 6.1 innings with no runs allowed on four hits. Freshman Jordan Butler took over for Kowar in the seventh with the bases loaded and escaped the jam without allowing a run. A pair of solo home runs in the bottom of the seventh inning extended the Florida lead. Nelson Maldonado hit his first of the season and Reese hit the first of his career. Butler worked a scoreless eighth before giving way to Hunter McMullen in the ninth inning. In the bottom of the eighth, Kirby McMullen pinch hit and doubled off the wall in left center to add another insurance run as Brady Smith scored from first. RBI singles from Keenan Bell and Reese made it 8-0.Gators no-hit BearsFULLERTON, Calif. The Florida softball team closed out the Judi Garman Classic in resounding fashion as the combination of Kelly Barnhill and Aleshia Ocasio in the circle no-hit No. 8 Baylor, 4-0, Saturday. Barnhill (9-0) pitched 6.0 innings with 13 strikeouts for the Gators (19-1) before she was relieved by Aleshia Ocasio. Ocasio entered the circle with a 2-0 count on batter Maddison Kettler. Kettler then drew a walk to move a runner into scoring position for Baylor for only the second time in the game. From there Ocasio struck out the next three Baylor (9-2) batters to complete the no-hitter. To start the game, freshman Hannah Adams reached base via an error as Shelby Friudenberg wasnt able to secure the throw at first. The Hoschton, Ga. native moved into scoring position after stealing her fourth base of the season. Amanda Lorenz, set the table for Kayli Kvistad as she sent a 2-1 pitch to right field to put runners on the corners for the Gators. Lake City native Kvistad drove in Adams for the first run of the game on a SAC fly deep to left field. Kvistad extended the Gators lead out to 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth after she sent a 3-2 pitch well over the wall in left field. Florida extended its lead to 4-0 in the fifth Adams picked up her first hit of the game with a single down the left line, then was immediately driven in by Nicole DeWitts two-run home run to center field.Noles walk off 4-3No. 5 Florida State extended its season-opening winning streak to 10 games, beating UNC Asheville 4-3 Saturday evening in front of 4,717 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Third baseman Drew Mendoza had a career high four hits, including a walk-off single, his second of the season.Lady Noles take 2 wins Fighting back from Fridays setback, No. 13 Florida State (14-6) earned a pair of wins on Saturday in day two of the Unconquered Invitational with a 6-2 victory over Florida Gulf Coast (133) before closing the day with a 5-0 shutout against Hofstra (10-6). FSUs Jessie Warren tallied three RBI on the day to increase her career total to 231, setting an ACC record. The senior surpassed Whitney Haller who posted 228 for Georgia Tech from 2006-09.ROUNDUPgreat the entire weekend. Curtis opened the state finals on fire, cruising through his first two quarterfinal matches to reach the semifinals. The Limestone College commit met his match, though, against reigning state champ Chris Rivera out of Fort Myers. Both wrestlers went back and forth during the clash before Rivera defeated Curtis 4-0. Despite losing to nationally-ranked Rivera, Curtis bounced back to win his next two matches, finishing 4-1 on the weekend. Im just glad to be back on the podium, Curtis said. Im looking forward to wrestling in college now. Curtis finishes his career as one of the best ever to take the mat for Columbia. Hes a state champion in 2016 and third place in 2018. Thats a great high school career, Whittington said. Curtis (126) wasnt the only Tiger who put in work this weekend. He was joined at state by Mann (132), Matt Ross (138) and Zion James (182). Mann advanced to the semifinals, but fell short during the blood round. He still finished 8th in his class. Overall Im proud of the entire team, said Whittington. Everybody we brought here won at least one match, and thats a tremendous accomplishment for our team We did fantastic. Im super proud of these boys. After a promising winter campaign, the Tigers now look ahead to next season with plenty of wresters slated to return to the program. But for now, Columbia must say farewell to its three standout seniors (James, Ross and Curtis), who carried the squad all season. The young Tigers will have big shoes to fill. Im really encouraged about where our team is going to be next year, Whittington added. Were graduating three excellent wrestlers. Were going to miss Zion. Were going to miss Daniel. Were going to miss Chace. But we got some boys coming up from middle school who will fill in a couple weight classes. And we have enough returners from this year, who were able to hold their own wherever we went. So I am really encouraged where were going to be next year. STATEContinued From 1B B4

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6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 Sports Department 754-0420ther. The young phenom has had a bat in his hands since he and his parents moved to Lake City from Miami when he was about six years old. I loved it ever since then, Shelnut said. Its all Ive done. It wasnt long after arriving to town when Shelnut started playing youth baseball. He soon befriended teammate Kameron Couey, who he shares a dugout with still at Fort White. His strong bond with Couey has proved significant 10 years later as Shelnut opted to attend Fort White last year. And hes enjoyed every minute of it, staying with his childhood buddy, Kameron, and his dad, Keith, who serves as school principal. If you and Kameron want to come to Fort White, he offered to take us every morning, so I ride with him, Shelnut said of Keith Couey. He takes care of me. I cant thank him enough for what he does for me. Hes another father figure. It wasnt a parent or a coach that stirred him to baseball years ago. He gravitated to the sport. Shelnut carries that go-getter mentality today, continuing to work on his craft, with no further motivation needed from anyone. Hes a great kid, Keith Couey said. Whats nice about him he stays leveled no matter what. What you see on the mound is what you get in the classroom. Hes a kid thats a student of it all. Hell go home and study. Hes a little different than any kid Ive been around. He deserves everything thats coming his way. Shelnuts development only accelerated when he joined the Gatorball Baseball Academy, out of Gainesville, last summer. The travel ball squad not only has provided him more formidable competition, but also an abundance of exposure to colleges and scouts. Its good to play with those guys because all of us have the same goal in mind, Shelnut said. We all want to play in college or the big leagues. Being around people like that, it pushes you to do better too. Shelnut credits part of his rise to Gatorball founder and head instructor Stephen Barton, who played at Florida (2002-2006). He says that the coach has been instrumental in his early success, including helping him secure a baseball scholarship with the Gators. It was a dream come true for Shelnut, being offered by his favorite college team. He keeps taking the necessary steps, too, to be prepared when his time comes to step on a Division I field. Whether its extra hacks in batting practice or working on his agility in a speed camp, Shelnut doesnt a waste moment to polish his game. In the summer he plays for the Gatorball club, and in a couple years will be a Gator in college but for now hes an Indian. And hes focused on bringing another district title back to Fort White before he hangs up his high school cleats. Coach Julius believes Shelnut has all the tools to lead the tribe to success. The thing about him he works at it 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Thats hard for kids these days to put that much effort in wanting to do something. With his willpower, skys the limit. Id imagine scouts will be starting to knock at the door soon because he is a phenom.CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the ReporterFort Whites Tyler Shelnut takes a swing during the district matchup against Santa Fe this past week. The Florida commit has anchored the Indians to a hot start to the season posting a 3-1 record so far. PHENOMContinued From 1B allowed the Tigers (4-1, 1-1) to score three unearned runs and two more on a bases-loaded walk and bases-loaded hit batter. They neutralized our bats quite a bit so we had so go to some small ball and some good things happened. We made them make some mistakes, which is very uncharacteristic for them, but ultimately the mistakes cost us the ball game tonight, Columbia coach Brian Thomas said. We gave up a lot of runs on three specific plays. Well have to clean that up a little bit and well be fine. The Hurricanes bounced back from a 2-0 loss to the Tigers in Lake City on Thursday night, but it appeared earlier in extra innings that they would get swept by their district rivals. Columbia broke a ninth-inning tie when Cal Gilliam drew a walk with the bases loaded before Gainesville pitcher Joseph Strong hit Worrell with a pitch to bring home another run for a 6-4 lead. Mikah Gustavson then had a chance to pick up the win in the bottom half but he surrendered a leadoff single to Seth Cox and then hit Payton Weinberg with a pitch. Following a strikeout, Rya Ealy delivered an RBI single to cut the deficit by a run and Gustavson then walked Zeb Marquis, which proved costly two batters later. Gustavson struck out Strong but Luke Marquis tied the game in the next at-bat when his slow grounder across the infield was mishandled by Worrell for an infield single, allowing Weinberg to score and tie the game again. I told them to keep playing. If we said it once, we said it 100 times keep playing the game, Gainesville coach Chris Malphurs said. We had our backs against the wall numerous times. (Columbia) is a quality team. You lose (Thursday) night and you come home and youre facing some adversity, its easy to fold and our guys didnt. We have a lot of growing up to do as a team and I think tonight we grew up a little bit. Both teams couldnt have asked for much more from their starting pitchers. DeMichele went 3 1/3 innings for Gainesville and gave up only on earned run on one hit as Columbia struck for two runs on two errors in the fourth to tie the game at 2-2. Daveion Love went six innings on the mound for the Tigers, surrendering two earned runs on six hits. He fell behind 2-0 early thanks to two Columbia errors, which allowed on run to score and another to later come in on Akrdiges sacrifice fly. Akrdige was Gainesvilles most productive hitter, going 3-for-6 with three RBI. Columbia took a 4-2 lead in the top of the sixth against Strong, who relieved Demichele in the fourth. Gainesville committed three errors in the inning, allowing Worrell to score on one of them and Sammy Walker to eventually score on a sacrifice fly from Jamie Minchin. But the Hurricanes answered right back in the bottom half when Luke Marquis led off with a single and DeMichele followed with his own single into right field, where Columbia right fielder Cole Frier sailed a cut-off throw all the way into Gainesvilles dugout. That allowed Marquis to score and DeMichele later come around on Akridges RBI single. We have to learn from the mistakes we make, Thomas said. We talk about these things in practice and work on them in practice all the time and I just challenged the kids, if were talking about it and were working on it in practice then are you really doing it? Because the moment got too big tonight on a couple of plays and we we didnt do what we talk about and what we practice everyday during our defensive fundamentals so hopefully theyll learn.JORDAN KROEGER/Lake City ReporterColumbia senior Daveion Love prepares to deliver a pitch during the district tilt at Gainesville Friday night. The Tigers dropped the contest to go 1-1 in league play this year. TIGERSContinued From 1B PHOTOS BY JEN CHASTEEN/Special to the ReporterColumbias Whitney Lee (above) unloads during the Santa Fe Invitational. Lee stepped up on the mound with CrisDeona Beasley out. Third baseman Story Giebeig (right) makes a throw to first for an out at Santa Fe. Columbia faces Middleburg on Tuesday. Tuesday: Columbia softball at Middleburg 7 p.m. Fort White baseball hosts P.K. Yonge 7 p.m. Columbia girls tennis hosts Robert E. Lee 3:30 Columbia boys tennis at Robert E. Lee 3:30 Thursday: Columbia softball hosts Gainesville 7 p.m. Columbia baseball at Vanguard 6:30 p.m. Fort White baseball hosts Palatka 7 p.m. Fort White softball hosts Newberry 6 p.m. Friday: Columbia boys weightlifting at Suwannee (districts) 4 p.m. Columbia boys baseball hosts Vanguard 6:30 Saturday: Columbia boys baseball at Belleview 11 a.m.PREP SKEDVolleyball sign-upsRegistration is now under way for the Boys Club travel girls volleyball team. Ages are 7-11 and 12-15. They will be competing in the act four league out of Alachua. Practices will be held twice weekly at the local club. All games will be played in Alachua and High Springs. Spaces are limited. Fees are $60. Contact the Boys Club at 752-4184 for more infor mation. Deadline to register is on March 14.Ducks banquetDucks Unlimited will be holding its banquet at 6 p.m. on March 10 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. There will be a silent and live auc tion during the event. An all you can eat seafood dinner also will be included. Sign up to volunteer if interested. You can purchase tickets online at ducks.org/events. Couples: $80. Single: $60. For more information contact Jeff Chapin (466-9269) or Adam Lockwood (478-501-2333).Color Run registrationGet Fit Lake City is a wellness initiative sponsored by Altrusa of Lake City.As part of the initiative,Altrusa has partnered with the CHS Cross Country Team/Columbia Strong to put on a Color Run 5K.The Color Run is fitness fun for all ages and all fitness levels.Come run, walk, push a stroller and bring the whole family. The Color Run will take place on March 24 at the CHS Stadium. The course is a 5K double loop that stays on campus. There is a special award being given to the fittest school in the county.This award will recognize the school with the most partic ipants in the color run.This award is designed to bring awareness to the impor tance of being active and how fun a healthy lifestyle can be.The participants can be students, faculty, staff, parents and families from that school. Register at http://www. getfitlakecity.com/color-run. html.BRIEFS SEND US YOUR SPORTS PHOTOSIf your local sports team has photos of a recent tournament or event or you have photos of a recent hunting or shing trip, please let us know. Send details and/or photos via email to jkroeger@lakecityre porter.com or ejackson@ lakecityreporter.com to see you kids in our sports section. For more information, call 7540421 or 754-0420. our game, and control the game. We got to keep on playing together and supporting each other. Just keep moving forward. After unspectacular batting performances through the first two games, the Lady Tigers have taken advantage of the formidable pitching faced over the last couple weeks at the Angela Slater Tournament and the Santa Fe Invitational. This past weekend Columbia was again forced to adjust and adapt in the batters box. They had scrappy pitchers, Andrews said. Their pitchers threw hard and hit spots. They had some curveballs and some rise balls. And Lafayettes pitcher is great. Shes a good pitcher. We just kinda settled in and got in our rhythm. Fortunately, things went our way [and] we put the bat on the ball with some authority. And thats what we asked our girls to do. So we just got to keep building from here. With district rivals Middleburg and Gainesville on the calendar this week, Columbia hopes to have Beasley back this week. The standout sophomore pitcher is slated to be reevaluated on Monday, according to coach Andrews. If she isnt able to go, its expected that the Lady Tigers will keep riding the hot hand of Lee, who has played well in Beasleys absence so far this season. Columbia will have its work cut out, regardless of whos on the mound. After routing Vanguard in Ocala last week, the Lady Tigers head into a more challenging district bout on the road at Middleburg Tuesday night. Columbia then turns around to host state-ranked Gainesville Thursday night. It will be the first meeting between teams since last years regional semifinal thriller when the Lady Tigers won 8-7 at home. Columbia welcomes the challenge this week. The Lady Tigers enter the matchups more prepared after playing a slew of competitive tournament games over the last couple weeks. Columbia hopes to finish the week unscathed in district play. Everything were doing from here on out is getting them ready, Andrews said. We always say stepping stones and building blocks. Everything were doing now is to get them ready for playoffs at the end of the season. AHEAD Continued From 1B B6

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Lake City Reporter Week of Sun., March 4, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section C r OVER 600 LOCATIONS!Hungry Howies and its related marks are trademarks of Hungry Howies Pizza & Subs, Inc. Use of the trademarks in the State of Florida are under license of HH Pizza, Inc. All Hungry Howies stores are independently owned and operated. Prices and participation may vary.857 S.W. MAIN BLVD.rrfnt280 WEST MAIN ST.fbffrrf7905 S.W. HWY 27ntbtb tnbbfbrrf5735 SW STATE RD. 247n tnrrrf80092 LCR 3/9/18 ff n t b r nt t n tt YOU CHOOSE! n n n n 55A 55B 55C 55D STUFFEDFLAVORED CRUST PIZZA STUFFED STUFFED NEW!Butter Butter Cheese Butter Garlic Garlic Herb Cajun Onion Sesame Asiago CheeseColumbia, Inc.Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia CountyBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comVendors selling out of inventory, hotels booked to capacity and a large amount of foot traffic in the downtown area are serving as indicators that the 40th annual Olustee Battle Festival was a financial success. Based on preliminary information from Tourist Development Council officials, it appears this years Olustee Battle Festival saw an increase in the amount of festival attendees compared to past events. I do not have exact numbers yet because were still working on that, but we know attendance at the festival was up from general viewing and traffic, said Paula Vann, executive director of the Columbia County Tourist Development Council. The amount of material that we gave away at our booth was up. We ran out of everything, which was fantastic. We hadnt done that in a few years. In addition to the Olustee Battle Festival, which took place in downtown Lake City, Vann said she spoke to park service officials at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, in Baker County, and they also said they, too, noticed an increase in attendance for this years event. The financial impact of this years battle festival was also seen through increases of traffic at local hotels as well as restaurants and businesses in the downtown area. Traffic was up and I think the weather played a big part in it as well, Vann said. The warmer weather got people out, locals and people traveling through, as well as the re-enactors that were in town.BOONto businessTourism director: Olustee festival brought in more visitors this year. FILE PHOTOS Vann FESTIVAL continued on 5CThe annual Olustee Battle Festival and re-enactment traditionally brings in more than 20,000 people and preliminary indications are the festival experienced a larger crowd than normal this year. I do not have exact numbers yet because were still working on that, but we know attendance at the festival was up from general viewing and traffic, said Paula Vann, executive director of the Columbia County Tourist Development Council. C2

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2C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 410, 2018 Name That Company rfrfnt brf ffnnrf rnfnrf ffr ff rfrnrfff rffffrf frfr nrffnrf frfrf rfff rfrffrf nnrfrffrffffr rfThink you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. $300 million, they might recommend (based on the companys needs) that it sell 10 percent of its business as stock, issuing 1 million shares priced at $30 per share. Once its announced that the company is going public, if people are scrambling to buy shares, the bank might increase the opening price, while a lack of interest could cause the price to be lowered or Home Surgery Kits might even postpone or cancel the offering. If all goes as planned, $30 million will be generated. The investment bank will typically keep about 7 percent, a hefty sum, for its services, and Home Surgery Kits will get the rest. From now on, people will buy and sell Home Surgery Kits (ticker: OUCHH) shares from one another on the market, typically through brokerages. Home Surgery Kits will not receive any more proceeds from these shares it got its money when it issued them. As a public company now, Home Surgery Kits will have obligations to its shareholders and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For example, it will have to report earnings quarterly and have its reports regularly audited.Dollars and Cents From TencentIf youre looking for stocks that have huge growth potential, the Chinese tech sector is a great starting point. One of the worlds fastest-growing economies, China features an expanding middle class and increasing internet engagement. A particularly appealing Chinese tech stock is Tencent Holdings (NASDAQ: TCEHY). Its the largest video-game publisher worldwide, generating more than $10 billion in revenue from games last year. Hit titles such as League of Legends are racking up hundreds of millions of monthly active users and demonstrating longevity thats the envy of competitors. Its Honor of Kings is Chinas most popular mobile game and perhaps the most-played video game in the world. Tencent is postitioned to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of ongoing industry growth, and its combination of gaming and social media businesses WeChat make it an early power player in e-sports competitive multiplayer videogame playing. The tech giants growth opportunities in categories such as e-commerce, ride hailing, cloud services and online payment processing make it well worth considering for the long-term portfolios of risk-tolerant investors. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Tencent Holdings.) rffHurt by Frequent TradingYears ago, a co-worker came into my office with a marvelous story of how he was making lots of money with an investment adviser who was buying and selling stocks for him. Not long after, I sent this adviser my money, and he assured me he was investing it to make me rich. I later discovered the adviser was just trading frequently and racking up some very high brokerage fees. I didnt even know what investing on margin was, but he had me doing it, and soon I was getting notices that my stocks were being sold to cover losses as various stocks were going down. It was a very expensive lesson. I learned there are questionable advisers who dont have your best interest in mind. I also learned that the No. 1 person with your best interest at heart is you, and not to invest in anything you dont understand. F., online The Fool Responds: Some financial professionals do have conflicts of interest, such as if theyre compensated for selling you on certain investments. Others may simply not be skilled investors. Many investors without much confidence in their holdings will jump in and out of them every time they run across new and exciting investments. Such frequent trading will rack up commission costs and can boost your tax bill, too. Some advisers are great, however, though being in charge of your own money is smart, too. Double TaxationQAre stock dividends really taxed twice? C.K., Richmond, CaliforniaAThey are, indeed. To understand how, imagine that the Tattoo Advertising Co. (ticker: YOWCH) generates $100 million in sales, and after subtracting various expenses, keeps $20 million, which gets taxed. The U.S. federal corporate tax rate has recently been 35 percent and was reduced to 21 percent starting in 2018. Many companies shield much of their income, with some paying an effective rate in the single digits or lower! Tattoo Advertising can do many things with its post-tax earnings. It can buy more equipment, hire more workers, pay dividends to shareholders, buy back and retire some of its own shares (which boosts the value of remaining shares) and so on. Any dividends it pays, though, are generally considered taxable income for shareholders. Thats how dividends get taxed twice. The double taxation is why some investors prefer to see a company using its money to build more value for shareholders without paying out dividends. Its also why some companies opt to repurchase shares, rewarding shareholders in a taxfree way. Repurchasing shares is wasteful, though, when a stock is overpriced.***QWhere does the money go when a stock falls in value? S.R., Columbus, IndianaANo one necessarily gains directly when a companys stock price drops. Imagine you own shares of Porcine Aviation (ticker: PGSFLY) and its shares drop 10 percent one day. You havent technically lost any money, unless you sell the stock. (After all, they could rebound.) The shares are less valuable, though, because the market views them as less valuable due to some development or news. A stocks price typically just reflects the last price someone was willing to pay for it.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to foolnews@fool.com.ntbWhere Stocks Come FromIf youve ever wondered where stocks come from, heres an explanation: Imagine the Home Surgery Kits Co., which aims to offer operations that can be performed in the comfort of your home. It will start small, but to grow, it will need to hire more employees and buy more equipment. For that, it needs cash. Home Surgery Kits can get that cash in several ways. It can borrow money from a bank. It can issue bonds, which involves borrowing money from individuals or institutions and promising to pay them back with interest. It can find some wealthy people or companies interested in investing in the new homesurgery industry. Or it can go public via an initial public offering (IPO), issuing shares of stock. To go public, it will need to hire an investment bank, which underwrites stock and bond offerings. The bankers will study Home Surgery Kits business. If they think the company is worth, say, around 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 3/1 tntrrtfrffr rfnfrrfrf frf fffnnrf ffrrfrfffn fffrrfrffffrf frrfrrtrrf frrrrfrf rffWant to Invest? Email us at foolnews@fool.com, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. THERES JUST SOMETHING ABOUT A DOGWOOD!What tree has beautiful blooms in spring, has berries for the birds in fall, will grow in sun or in shade and is a hardy Florida native? You guessed it a Dogwood of course! Whether you them grow as an understory tree or right out in the yard these trees are sure to please. Let us help you select your very own!#3 pot starting at $19.99 (386) 362-2333 Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We deliver to Lake City every week! WWW.NOBLESGREENHOUSE.COM THERES JUST SOMETHING ABOUT A DOGWOOD!What tree has beautiful blooms in spring, has berries for the birds in fall, will grow in sun or in shade and is a hardy Florida native? You guessed it a Dogwood of course! Whether you them grow as an understory tree or right out in the yard these trees are sure to please. Let us help you select your very own!#3 pot starting at $19.99 (386) 362-2333 Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We deliver to Lake City every week! WWW.NOBLESGREENHOUSE.COM THERES JUST SOMETHING ABOUT A DOGWOOD!What tree has beautiful blooms in spring, has berries for the birds in fall, will grow in sun or in shade and is a hardy Florida native? You guessed it a Dogwood of course! Whether you them grow as an understory tree or right out in the yard these trees are sure to please. Let us help you select your very own!#3 pot starting at $19.99 (386) 362-2333 Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We deliver to Lake City every week! WWW.NOBLESGREENHOUSE.COM Scrape as much as you can to pay off student loansDear Dave, I have $100,000 in student loan debt. Since the amount is so large, is there a special place in your Baby Steps plan for it? Julie Dear Julie, The fact that its a large amount of student loan debt doesnt change anything. Baby Step 2 is where you pay off all debt except for your home. I hope you have a nice, large income with which to fight that big, nasty pile of student loan debt. Believe it or not, Ive seen even worse situations. Ive talked to people who went $200,000 into debt for a four-year degree in a field where theyll make $50,000. That kind of thinking and behavior is ridiculous, but its out there. Whatever you do, dont let this student loan debt hang around for years and years. Youve got to get focused and intense about getting control of your money. That means living on a strict, basics-only monthly budget. After that, start throwing every nickel and dime you can scrape together and save toward those student loans as fast as possible. Your income is your largest wealth-building tool, Julie. You cant save, and plan for the future, when all your money is flying out the door to pay back debt! Dave Dear Dave, I have a credit card that I havent made a payment on in almost two years. The debt has been sold a couple of times, and now a collector is saying I owe $1,200. The original amount was $500. Id like to work something out, but I cant afford $1,200. What should I do? Luanne Dear Luanne,Theyre asking for $1,200 because theyve added things like interest and late fees. They want to make as much money as possible on an old debt they bought for pennies on the dollar. If you can afford $500 right now, ask if theyll accept a one-time payment to settle the account. Get it in writing if they accept the offer, and dont give them a penny until after you get a copy of the written agreement. Once you have the agreement in hand, send them a money order or cashiers check for $500. Do not, under any circumstances, give them electronic access to your bank accounts. You waited too long to take care of your obligation, Luanne. That made things more difficult and more stressful than necessary. Im glad you decided to do the right thing, and clean up your mess, though. Better late than never! Dave Dave Ramsey is Americas trust ed voice on money and business, and CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored ve New York Times best-selling books and hosts The Dave Ramsey Show on more than 550 radio stations and digital outlets. Dave RamseyCEO of Ramsey SolutionsDAVE SAYS STOCK PHOTODave Ramsey recommends following his Baby Steps when battling debt. When debt is really high, he urges people to live on a strict, basics-only budget. Tractor Supply donates 30 bags of pet food to Humane SocietyThe Tractor Supply Co. store in Lake City is donating 30 bags of pet food to feed dogs and cats in need of adoption. More often than not, animal shelters and rescues depend greatly on food donations to support the pets they take in that await adoption, said Dylan Adams, manager of the Lake City Tractor Supply store. Our goal at Tractor Supply is to do our part in helping adoption efforts in our community because we know that pets are more than just dogs and cats, they are family. Tractor Supply is presenting the pet food donation to Lake City Humane Society. In addition to the pet food donation, the Lake City Tractor Supply hosts pet adoption events throughout the year. Visit www.TSCEventPartners.com or call the store at 386-758-2015 to learn more about working with Tractor Supply for pet adoption events. For information and tips on adopting an animal and raising pets, visit www. TractorSupply.com/PetCare.Staff reports

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Optional equipment may be shown. 0% Financing Available UPS inducts local driver into Circle of HonorFrom staff reportsMatt McKee of Fort White is one of the newest elite drivers from Florida to be inducted into the UPS Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. Florida boasts 636 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 15,203 years of accident-free driving. Harold Edgecomb of Alva and Edgar Foster of Miami are the states senior most drivers, each with 39 years of accident-free driving under their belts. There are 5,310 total full-time UPS drivers in Florida. Globally 10,504 UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively theyve racked up 257,221 years and nearly 14 billion safe miles during their careers. Thats enough miles to travel to the moon and back almost 29,000 times. My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives theyve saved, said Kim Wyant, president of the UPS Florida District. Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety. Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Michigan, with 55 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, New York, is next in line with 49 years of safe driving. One hundred twenty six others have logged at least 40 years without an accident. UPSs 127,000 small package drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3 billion miles a year and delivering nearly 5 billion packages annually. Founded in 1907, UPS has a rich histor y of safety and training. The company issued its first driver handbook in 1917 and began recognizing safe drivers in 1923. In 1928, UPS recognized its first five-year safe driver, Ray McCue, with UPS founder Jim Casey presenting him a gold and platinum watch. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928.COURTESY UPSFlorida boasts 636 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 15,203 years of accident-free driving. Globally, 10,504 drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively theyve racked up 257,221 years and nearly 14 billion safe miles during their careers. Companies take a stance, raise age to purchase gunsBy JOSEPH PISANIAssociated PressNEW YORK Kroger and L.L. Bean said are the latest retailers to say they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers in a week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dicks Sporting Goods and Walmart, emphasizing the pressure companies are facing to take a stand. Kroger, the nations largest grocery chain, said that since a mass shooting last month at a Florida high school that killed 17 peo ple, its become clear that gun retail outlets must go beyond what current U.S. laws requires. The 19-year-old accused in the school slaying bought the AR-15 used in the attack legally. Federal law allows people 18 and older to pur chase long guns such as rifles. In response to the trag ic events in Parkland and elsewher e, weve taken a hard look at our policies and procedures for firearm sales, Kroger Co. said in a release. Kroger has sold guns from 44 of its Fred Meyer stores in the West and will raise the age to 21 for purchasing. L.L. Bean, which says it only sells firearms at its flagship store in Maine and only guns specific to hunting and target shooting, released a statement late Thursday saying the company will no longer sell firearms or ammunition to anyone under 21. The change comes one day after Walmart and Dicks Sporting Goods, both prominent gun sell ers, tightened their company policies, and also a day after students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, for the first time since the shooting there. And late Thursday outdoor retailer REI says its halting future orders of some popular brands including CamelBak water carriers, Giro helmets and Camp Chef stoves whose parent company also makes ammunition and assault-style rifles. Seattlebased REI has been facing mounting pressure from some customers. Companies like Dicks had already changed gunsale policies in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shoot ing in Connecticut, but the Parkland shooting has opened a fissure between a portion of corporate America and organiza tions like the National Rifle Association. MetLife, Hertz and Delta Air Lines and other major U.S. corporations have already cut ties with the National Rifle Association, and at some political risk. Georgia lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that effectively punishes Delta for cutting ties with the NRA, following through on Republican vows to deny a tax break worth an estimat ed $38 million to airlines after Delta ended discounts for NRA members in the wake of the most recent school massacre. The Atlanta-based airline would have been the chief beneficiary of the tax break. One industry analyst said after the announcement from Dicks, and strong words from its CEO about the need for change, that other retailers that devote a small percentage of their business to hunting will probably follow suit.OLIVIER DOULIERY/Tribune News ServiceHundreds of high school and middle school students gather in front of the White House in support of gun control.

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4C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 410, 2018 List-making has long been revered as the classic time management tool, and technology makes it easier than ever to blend this analog task with your digital world by using smart notebooks like the Bamboo Slate to create an online to-do list. put you on your way to more productive days: Categorized lists. Most people start with a daily to-do list, focusing just on the most urgent tasks for the day. Once youve mastered that approach, try looking ahead to the future to help you meet your goals. For this technique, you might consider an annual list or even a life list to help put the big picture in perspective and make it more manageable to accomplish your desires. Others go so far as to categorize their time to focus their attention on different types of tasks on different days. To-do vs. done lists. Another option is to use lists to catalog both the items you need to do and those youve already completed. A done list can be a motivating factor in pushing forward with your to-do list by letting you see your accomplishments in writing. Bullet journaling. The bullet journal approach is a four-step process designed to make the more productive lists you can easily reference in the future. Learn to Make Lists with PurposeFAMILY FEATURES A lthough there are many reasons to feel stressed in the workplace, productivity is often at the root. After all, productive employees are often perceived as the most valuable employees and when productivity fails, it tends to put everyone on edge. Concerns about productivity are broadly founded. They may be related to your self-assessment of your own performance, or it could be that a manager is demanding more. Or maybe youre collaborating footing, and collectively productivity is down. Productivity is not only good for business; its good for worker morale, too. A productive work day can produce a sense of accomplishment and pride, and may result in a less stressful work environment. You can take a proactive role in improving your own productivity with these ideas. 1. Face a challenge head on. Procrastination can be the ultimate roadblock to productivity. For many, that means saving the least desired task on your to-do lists for the end of the day. However, by the end of the day, its too easy to delay the task until tomorrow. Instead, start the day with your least desired task. This is when youll have the most energy and youll kick off your day feeling accomplished, ready to tackle whatever comes next. 2. Be intentional with your time. It may seem counterintuitive, but taking breaks can help you have a more productive day. When you feel your energy start to wane, give yourself a timeout. Take a 15-minute walk, run the stairs or spend some time drawing in your notebook. Over the course of a week, pay attention to your schedule and start to plan your meetings and tasks around breaks so youre working during periods of the day when youre the most energized. 3. Capture ideas when they come. Lets face it: not every great idea arrives at the ideal moment. While its possible to key your ideas immediately into your smartphone, that can come with multiple obnoxious inspiration at a more opportune time more often than not falls short with missing details. An option like the Bamboo Slate smartpad allows you to write naturally with pen on any paper without the push of a button, you can then convert your Wacom Inkspace, you can organize, edit and share your notes and sketches on your enabled smartphone, tablet or other devices. In case youre not near your mobile device when inspiration strikes, you can store up to 100 pages on your smartpad and sync later. Learn more at bamboo.wacom.com. 4. Identify areas for collaboration. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. The key is knowing yourself well enough to know when you need to ask for help to be more productive. Wasting time on tasks you dont whom you can collaborate with and learn from to help you improve your productivity over time. 5. Stay organized. When youre working under continuous deadlines, things can really start to pile report containing the data you need or the invoice to cross reference is a waste of precious time. Allow the clutter to build during the work day if you must, bringing some order to the days chaos. Coming in each morning to a desk that is de-cluttered and ready for the day ahead can be a big productivity booster.

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WEEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 410, 2018 BUSINESS LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER 5C Leaders push back against Trumps trade war By KEN THOMAS and PAUL WISEMANAssociated PressWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday insisted trade wars are good, and easy to win, a bold claim that prompted threats of retaliation against U.S. exports like blue jeans and motor cycles. Make no mistake: If the pr esident goes through with this, it will kill American jobs thats what ever y trade war ultimately does, said Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican. Trump has declared that the U.S. will impose punishing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The move will likely raise steel and aluminum prices here. Thats good for U.S. manufacturers. But its bad for companies that use the metals, and it prompted red flags from industries ranging from tool and dye makers to beer distributors to manufacturers of air conditioners. The American International Automobile Dealers Association warned it would drive prices up substantially. Markets tumbled in Asia, where China expressed grave con cern, and the weakness spread to Europe, where the European Union promised retaliation against American exports if Trump follows through. In the United States, the S&P 500 dropped as much as 1.1 percent before paring its decline. None of this is reasonable, but reason is a sentiment thats very unevenly distributed in the world, said Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the EUs executive body. Asked if a trade war is brewing, he said: I cant see how this isnt part of war-like behavior. Early Friday, Trump took to Twitter to defend himself: When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, dont trade anymore-we win big. Its easy! He later tweeted: Our steel industry is in bad shape. IF YOU DONT HAVE STEEL, YOU DONT HAVE A COUNTRY! Sen. Sasse echoed a senti ment of many U.S. lawmakers when he issued a statement in r esponse: Kooky 18th century protectionism will jack up prices on American families. Trumps announcement came only after an intense internal White House debate. It brought harsh criticism from some Republicans and roiled financial markets with concerns about economic ramifi cations. T rump has long railed against what he deems unfair trade prac tices by China and others. This week, he summoned steel and aluminum executives to the White House and declared he would levy penalties of 25 percent on import ed steel and 10 percent on alumi num imports. The tariffs, he said, would remain for a long period of time, but it was not immediately clear if certain trading partners would be exempt. This is going to have fallout on our downstream suppliers, particularly in the automotive, machin ery and aircraft sectors, said W endy Cutler, a former U.S. trade official who is now vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute. What benefits one industry can hurt another. What saves one job can jeopardize another. Steel-consuming companies said steel tariffs imposed in 2002 by President George W. Bush ended up wiping out 200,000 U.S. jobs. The decision had been strenuously debated within the White House, with top officials such as economic adviser Gary Cohn and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis raising concerns. The penalties wer e pushed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, an economist who has favored taking aggressive action. Mattis, in a memo to Commerce, said U.S. military requirements for steel and aluminum represent about 3 percent of U.S. production and that the department was con cerned about the negative impact on our key allies of any tariffs. He added that targeted tariffs would be preferable to global quotas or tariffs. Plans for Trump to make an announcement were thrown into doubt for a time because of the internal divisions. The actu al event caught some top White House officials off guard and left aides scrambling for details. Key Senate offices also did not receive advance notice. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the decision shouldnt come as a sur prise to anyone, noting that the pr esident had been talking about it for decades. On Friday, she told reporters that Trump wasnt concerned about the days market decline, adding that the president is still focused on long term eco nomic fundamentals.MIKE SIEGEL/Tribune News ServiceMachinist Bill Pham measures a chunk of steel that will become a gear for a mining conveyor at The Gear Works old factory. The White House has announced a plan for heavy tariffs on imported steel. The Olustee Battle Festival traditionally attracts 20,000-25,000 people and preliminary indications are the festival experienced a larger crowd than normal this year. Vann noted that Halpatter Brewing Company had an event the Friday night of the battle festival, which drew re-enactors. Several of the businesses downtown didnt sell out of food, but they were non-stop busy, which is fantastic, she said. Although Vann has not received statistics detailing occupancy rates at local hotels during the battle festival weekend, she expects high occupancy rates. When we talked to [hoteliers] that weekend, they were busy, she said. Holiday Inn and Suites, going into the weekend, was expected to be sold out. Vann also noted that the crowd attending Saturdays Olustee Battle Festival appeared to be larger than its been in years. I would agree 100 percent that there were more people on Saturday, she said. We gave out of all our materials and didnt sit down at the booth. It was like that from the time it started until we shut down at 6 oclock. Vann said that also echoes the feedback theyve gotten from several festival vendors. Some of the vendors sold out all of their merchandise early on Saturday, she said. Thats a good thing and an economic impact that rolls over. They can come back again and do that next year, hopefully. Vann said the final numbers detailing the economic impact of the 40th annual Olustee Battle Festival are expected to be accumulated and released in a few weeks. This years Olustee Battle Festival had a very positive impact, as far as the people that visit and also for local residents, she said. It gets people out. It gets people downtown and its a great living history display that we are fortunate to have. FESTIVALContinued From 1C Thomason appointed to boardTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointment of a local businessman to the state's Construction Industry Licensing Board as an air conditioning contractor. Scott Thomason, 48, of Fort White, will serve a term ending Oct. 31, 2020. He is the owner of HomePro Plus and succeeds Jacqueline Watts. Thomason was serving on the board as a building official, but six months ago offered to move to fill a vacant position if it was easier to fill the one he was occupying. In addition to his normal duties as a board member, he currently serves on the Continuing Education Panel and serves as chairman of Additional Business Entities, Division II. "I am proud to continue serving the people of our great state and am grateful for the opportunity and experience," Thomason said. Staff reports

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LIFE Lake City Reporterwww.lakecityreporter.comSunday, March 4, 2018Section D Story ideas? Contact Editor Robert Bridges754-0428rbridges@lakecityreporter.com Hot Springs isnt complete without trip to a bathhouseBefore leaving Hot Springs, Arkansas, my mom and I had to experience a thermal bath, right? Well, I wanted to go to one of the original bathhouses down the street that is still an active bathhouse and hasnt been converted to something else. But our hotel has a spa and bathhouse there, which was much easier than walking down the hill for access, then going back out into the cold and finding street parking that early in the morning. So we arrived when they opened and were able to get right in without a reservation. The bathhouse looks exactly like it did back in 1924 when the hotel was built. Right down to the furnishings. The cooling room has white subway tiles with partitioned private baths. We signed in and were escorted to lockers to change into wraps and flip flops. We were the only ones there so they let me take some photos. Susan was our bather. She showed us to our tubs where we disrobed and got in the hot water its supposed to be between 98-100 degrees. When she turned on the jets, I had to laugh. It looked like an old commercial mixer stuck in the water, or even a small prop motor from the back of a boat resting in the water. We were also give a couple cups of the same spring water to drink to help with detoxification. After a 20-minute soak, our bather came back in with a loofah mitt, to bathe us to improve circulation. She washed my arms, legs and chest and back areas. Next, she took us to the sauna with a cold cup of the water for as many minutes as we could stand. After a short sauna, we were instructed to lay down on the beds in the middle of the cooling room, where we were both then wrapped with towels soaked in the hot water (hot packs), to work on any sore muscles we may have. We were mummified for about 20 minutes lying there. Then she unwrapped us and took us to a cool shower for a minute so wed be ready for our upcoming massages. We each then had a 20-minute massage. That was a stretch and maybe Im spoiled, but this was almost ridiculous. I expected a short massage with maybe a specific area targeted based on our input on the registration sheets. Not so. It was the quickest full body rub down ever. And my girl wasnt very good. Mom enjoyed hers. That finished us up and overall it took about two hours. They tell you up front that just the thermal bath should take 1 hours. The thermal bath was $33 and the package with massage was $80, so thats $47 for a 20-minute massage. Maybe I should have looked at that a little closer. Overall, though, it was a cool experience. I mean, after all, people flocked to this area for years to experience the healing thermal waters and still do. Another experience for the books! Sandy Kishton is a freelance travel writer who lives in Lake City. TRAVEL TALES Sandy Kishton AND THE OSCARGOES TO ...Local predictions for Hollywoods big nightSeeing as how the British Film and Television Awards parroted the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which parroted the Golden Globes, is it any wonder Im predicting a dull Oscar telecast? Its not so much that Im dying for surprises the upset win by Crash for best picture a decade ago still infuriates me but if I have to sit through four hours of forced banter by presenters, the umpteenth reminder of why cinema is a lasting and vital art, awards for things I dont care about, and oh, dear God, another Chuck Workman montage, I want something to make my losing sleep worth it. Seeing as how this is a milestone birthday for Oscar, hopefully the telecast will also be a milestone in the good sense. At any rate, here are my predictions for the winners in tonights show. As usual, the majority of films and performers I predict to win are not what and who I want to win. SUPPORTING ACTRESS: I have been a fan of Allison Janney since seeing her in Big Night (1996), yet I hope that her awards streak ends here. She is the favorite to win for I, Tonya, but her performance, while certainly attention-getting, is to me just a crueler, brassier, more profane version of the character she has played on Mom for the past five seasons. To paraphrase what Pauline Kael wrote about Cloris Leachman in The Last Picture Show, its such an Allison Janney role. I would much rather see Laurie Metcalf win for Lady Bird or Lesley Manville win for Phantom Thread. These two ladies had nary a false note in their performances. Metcalf deserves to win an Oscar to put among her Tony and three Emmys. And Manville, if only for her venomous delivery of the line (to her snippy brother), Dont pick a fight with me, you certainly wont come out alive. Ill go right through you and itll be you who ends up on the floor. Understood? is Oscarworthy. Ill go out on a limb and predict a win for Manville. After all, sometimes surprise nominations beget surprise winners. Besides, Janney and Metcalf might be considered TV actors by snobby voters, allowing Manville to win. Im rooting for either of the L.M. ladies, but its Janney who will most likely win. SUPPORTING ACTOR: Five good candidates here, though I sure would have loved to see the meritorious Sebastian Stan (I, Tonya) and Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg (both from Call Me By Your Name) also make the cut. I predict the winner will be Sam Rockwell of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, though his co-star Woody Harrelson is equally deserving of the Oscar. Rockwells role is more flamboyant and he has more screen time than Harrelson, which gives Sam the edge here. In olden Oscar days they would have split the vote, allowing Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project (according to many critics, the best performance in his long career) to triumph. But no. Dafoe will have to be satisfied with his quartet of wins from the USAs four major critics groups (New York, Los Angeles, National Society of Film Critics and the National Board of Review) and Rockwell will get his fourth golden trophy, an Oscar, to go with his Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA. ACTRESS: Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. McDormand won an Oscar 20 years ago for her unforgettable turn as Marge, a chipper, pregnant policewoman in FARGO, and it looks like a second Oscar is coming for her 180-degree turn as a grieving, bitter, fury-filled mother driven to desperate measures to find her daughters killer. (We saw McDormand play doleful in her Emmy-winning turn in the 2014 mini-series Olive Kitteridge, but Billboards goes even further into this dark side.) Since nomination No. 1 for Mississippi Burning (1988), McDormand has long been considered one of Americas best actresses and many cant believe she has only one Oscar. That should change on March 4. Her competition is worthy (Margot Robbie, Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan and Sally Hawkins), but Oscar nomination No. 5 should bring McDormand Oscar No. 2. ACTOR: Winston Churchill has been a popular entertainment figure lately: John Lithgow won an Emmy for playing him last year in The Crown and Gary Oldman is the odds-on favorite to win an Oscar for his interpretation of the prime minister in Darkest Hour. (And also we had Brian Cox in Churchill, a movie released earlier in 2017, which, oddly, Oldman turned down.) Oldmans Oscar will be one of those awarded for a combination of good performance, career longevity, and a sterling makeup and prosthetic job. In any other year I would root for him, but Timothe Chalamet GUEST COLUMNIST Mark KirbyTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PHOTOSDue to films offsetting each other, The Post may emerge victorious in The Oscars Best Picture category, but Mark Kirby thinks Dunkirk will come out on top. OSCARS continued on 4D D1

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LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 3DSinger-guitarist Mike Pender of The Searchers is 77. Movie producer-director George Miller (Mad Max) is 73. Actress Hattie Winston (Becker) is 73. Singer Jennifer Warnes is 71. Actordirector Tim Kazurinsky (Police Academy films) is 68. Musician Robyn Hitchcock is 65. SUNDAY CROSSWORD LETTER RECYCLINGBY WILL NEDIGER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZNo. 0225RELEASE DATE: 3/4/2018 ACROSS1 Small flute5 Tries to beat the buzzer?10 Throws together15 Airport waiter?18 404 Not Found, e.g.19 Energize20 Not happy, to say the least21 Kitchen brand22 Historical period spelled using only the letters of 2-Down24 Singer who once spelled her name with a $25 Word before data or deal26 Unlikely to be talked out of27 That wasnt nice!28 Revolutionary War hero spelled using only the letters of 13-Down30 Website with a Sell an item option31 Order to go33 Enter the fray34 Womans name that sounds like its second and first letters, respectively35 Fix36 Snack items spelled using only the letters of 36-Down38 Inner tubes?40 Casual top41 Ancient theaters42 Prince of Shakespeare43 Screw up44 Fund-raising org.45 Be annoying47 Garment thats often plaid48 Sukkot celebrant51 Christmas drink55 Geraints wife, in Arthurian romance56 What assayers assay57 Butts end?58 Many an office workers problem60 Its imagined62 TV demonstrator at the 1939 Worlds Fair63 Page 1, e.g.64 Oscar winner with four #1 Billboard hits66 Bass player67 When it comes to69 You can lend one without letting go of it70 Jewel-case holder73 Combomeal entree75 Spanish Listen!76 Mound77 Future stallion79 Tin lizzies80 Basket part81 That so? reply82 See you later84 Basket part85 Put the pedal to the metal86 Word that might be helpful on a class reunion name tag87 Rack site89 Photogs purchase92 What a press pass provides95 Really impressive, spelled using only the letters of 39-Down98 Chalked stick99 Stern-looking100 Many a year-end list102 Alpo alternative103 Drive-____104 No-good, spelled using only the letters of 71-Down106 Include without notifying others, in a way107 Bygone deliverers109 Cause of a tic, for short110 The Master Builder playwright111 Bagel topping spelled using only the letters of 89-Down113 Penguins org.114 Group of stars115 Temporary tattoo material116 Writer Nin117 Sun spot?118 Track schedule119 Much-abbreviated Latin phrase120 Aw, rats! DOWN1 Its comped2 Historical period3 Double a score4 Therefore5 Jamaican export6 Was dateless7 Muhammads favorite wife8 Young ____9 Place to get pampered10 Nanki-Poos father, with the11 Glacial ridges12 Whole-grain cereal brand13 Revolutionary War hero14 Jamaican rapper ____ Paul15 Shade of blue16 Armpit, medically17 Ones not up to par?18 Grandfather of Alfred the Great23 Aloft28 Sarcastic response to a fail29 Basil, e.g.32 Word before before33 Hypothetical36 Snack items37 Jackie of The Tuxedo39 Really impressive43 Holder of shells44 Hey!46 Approve another season of47 Seaweed in Japanese cuisine48 Amount of jam or jelly beans49 Part of a motorcade50 Berth places51 You and I have a deal!52 Roger in the Navy53 Clandestine54 Brand in the dairy aisle59 Breakfast spots61 Relish65 Took back ones story68 Cherry throwaway71 No-good72 Was mounted atop74 Kind of medicine78 In ____ of83 Six things in some six-packs85 Neighbor of a Montenegrin88 Pep89 Bagel topping90 Slyly attracts91 Gets back together92 Extras93 Nickname of Duke basketballs Mike Krzyzewski94 Huggable95 Challenge for a college-bound student, maybe96 Medical inserts97 ____ Creed (Christian statement of faith)101 Actor Davis103 Lead role in Boys Dont Cry, 1999105 Neeson of Schindlers List106 Fostered108 Ballot hanger111 X112 Dojo surface 1234 56789 1011121314151617 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 3132 33 34 35 36 37 3839 40 41 42 43 44 4546 47 484950 515253 5455 56 57 58 59 6061 62 63 64 6566 6768 69 7071 7273 74 75 76 7778 79 80 81 82 8384 85 86 8788 899091 929394 9596 97 98 99 100101 102 103 104 105 106 107108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). Answer to last Sundays CrosswordCELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS APSEMISSALSFIBCRED DEUXONTARIOURETHANE INITOCELOTSTORRANCE OUTRUNETNABINGERROR SPEAKSFLYFOIL IRE VEERGIMLETSHOES HOPITAYURALAWAITS QUIRKNEATERMETE SIEGEKARTSLUMBERPAY RIG RECAMIESRRR ICONNAMEDROPPERLOTS MUGSOFIAUSE JOB PRIMCOLORSALPEUTICA AONEEGGSONTUTOR PORTERPEREEDUSYNC TONYSSERIESONCE DEE GENAEARLYAMEN PHONEMARSSARIELTORO ALCAPONEMINORCAERIN SEALIONSREDDEERRACE SRTARESTRIESONSLAT HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LASTARIES (March 21-April 19): Using force may make you feel better, but it wont bring the best results. Engage in activities that encourage constructive use of energy and dont let your anger get the upper hand. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take care of money matters. Keeping your books straight will give you the confidence to make purchases or put money into an investment without fretting about whether you should. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put your wallet away and focus on the type of changes you can make or activities you can take part in that are dependent on using your knowledge, experience and skills to have fun. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Invest in yourself. Look for alternate ways to save and investments that will bring in cash. Taking a unique approach to the way you live will help you spend less and enjoy life more. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make alterations at home that will add to your comfort. A quiet space conducive to working on something without distractions will pay off. A challenge may tempt you, but try to avoid physical and mental stress. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Dont use brute force to get others to see things your way. Give everyone freedom to choose and you will in turn have the opportunity to follow through with your plans without interference. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Youll be emotionally up and down when it comes to whats happening in your relationships. Before you jump in and make an impulsive decision, listen to reason. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Unexpected changes or disruptions will create additional stress for you. Take a step back from whatever situation you face and go with the flow instead of trying to do the impossible. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Look for the most practical path to follow and head in that direction. Being too accommodating will take you to a place that is costly and emotionally debilitating. Say no to anyone who tries to take advantage of you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Travel plans will face delays, and dealing with friends and relatives wont be easy. Memories and past experiences will be your best alternative. Revisit a familiar haunt or resurrect a hobby. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Look for new opportunities and you will find something that intrigues you. Be generous with your time, but monitor your finances carefully. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Set your sights on the goals that you believe will bring you success and happiness. Look for a way to incorporate what you enjoy doing into earning a living. Doors will open if you are happy with what you have to offer. DEAR ABBY: My wife and I live in a beachfront condo complex with a population of mostly retired people who are friendly and active. Last year a divorced woman moved in and was welcomed into the community. Although she has been invited to social gatherings and outings, she rar ely attends. My wife and I went out of our way to try to make her feel comfortable. We had her to dinner in our home and asked her to join us for several outings. I also volunteered to do chores in her home, always accompanied by my wife. Recently she confided to us that she has never really had any friends. She complains that shes not included and has criticized most of the residents at various times. Some of the things she says ar e cruel and unwarranted, including about people she doesnt know She seems to enjoy trying to turn people against each other. At a recent event, when a couple we know well entered the room, the wife came up to me and kissed me on the cheek. She later did the same to my wife, who was standing across the room. Thats how she greets most people she knows. Later our friend told my wife I had been flirting with the other woman and she had seen me kiss her. A week later I learned she had told the womans husband I flirted with his wife, which was untrue. How do we react to this new neighbor? Should we confront her, distance ourselves from her, and/ or warn others about her critical behavior and lying? MIFFED DEAR MIFFED: The answer to all three of your questions is yes. And when you and your wife talk to your friends about this toxic woman, be sure to caution them that if they ever hear anything negative about anyone else from her, to always check with the person she is talking about to determine if what she said is true. DEAR ABBY : I have lost a large portion of my vision, and will be trained soon in the use of a white cane. Although I still have some vision left, I often bump into things when Im in unfamiliar surroundings. Im sure the cane will be helpful and make me feel more secure. There is something I think is important for your readers to know. When they see someone with a white cane, it does not necessarily mean the person is totally blind. I have read of instances where people were using their cane, but perhaps sat down at a bus stop and read a text on their cellphone. These people were accused of being fakes. SAFETY FIRST DEAR SAFETY FIRST: Thank you for your letter. When I looked online for more information about white canes, I learned there are many different kinds. They include the symbol cane, which is held to let others know the person is blind or vision-chal lenged. Its carried when out in public to r emind others to be careful about possibly colliding with him or her. Readers, I know its easy to be cynical, but if you see someone with a white cane, please do not accuse the person of faking, because he or she is contending with enough challenges alr eady. Condo newcomer spreads rumors about neighborsDEAR ABBY Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com

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4D S UNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 LIFE LAKE CITY REPORTER TM Save the Date FOR THE should win for Call Me By Your Name. This young, likable actor shows us one of the best studies of love ever seen onscreen. As the film progresses we see his character Elio mature as a result of his first relationship, at times reminiscent of Russ Tamblyns performance in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954). Chalamet, the youngest best actor nominee in 78 years (and only the third youngest nominee in this category ever, after Mickey Rooney and Jackie Cooper), clearly deserves the Oscar, but will have to see Gary Oldman claim the prize. PICTURE: Every film here I felt deserved to have made the cut (though I still think this category only needs five nominees). The Shape Of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri are said to be the top two contenders. Bah. Oscar has a long history of nominating quirky, offbeat films and they sometimes win, usually in the screenplay category (The Crying Game, Melvin and Howard, Her, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and many others), but more often than not, best picture is not an award they claim. Something far more conventional gets best film and this is why Im betting on Dunkirk to win this year. Water and Billboards might very well cancel out each other in the offbeat department and smaller films like Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird might do the same. It just occurred to me that because of their similar subject matter, Darkest Hour and Dunkirk might also offset each other. So strangely enough, The Post (I say strangely because of its dearth of nominations, not because its unworthy) might emerge victorious. But I still think Dunkirk. DIRECTOR: A tough one! Two directors with huge cult followings (Christopher Nolan and Guillermo del Toro) are up for this Oscar along with three writer-directors (Paul Thomas Anderson, Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele). Nolan fanatics scream that he should have won two Oscars by now (for Memento and The Dark KnighT). Del Toro devotees say the same about him (Cronos, Pans Labyrinth). Which group will be happier next Monday? Id rather see del Toro win, but Im guessing that Nolan will nab the prize. I confess: I have this nagging feeling that Oscar voters will get lazy and give everything to Dunkirk, making it go eight for eight. Nolans directing for Dunkirk was undeniably noteworthy, but it may be yet another case of an Oscar rewarded as delayed recompense. ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The five nominated films here certainly are original, and frankly, any of them could win, but I have a feeling that itll come down to being between Jordan Peele for his nightmarish comedy on race relations, Get Out, and Martin McDonagh for his acrid study of rural revenge, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Im guessing Billboards has a slight edge and will triumph. ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: As opposed to original screenplay, there is really only one possible winner here: James Ivory for Call Me By Your Name. This haunting love story is the kind of movie he would have directed years ago in his Room With A View-Howards End halcyon days. No doubt theres some sentiment involved here: Ivory will turn 90 on June 7 and would be the oldest male Oscar winner, but his skillful adaptation of the book, deleting some peripheral characters and omitting the later years of the two principals, was a fine job and is deserving of the Oscar on its own merit. And finally, a few more predictions: CINEMATOGRAPHY: Dunkirk COSTUME DESIGN: Phantom Thread EDITING: Dunkirk MAKEUP: Darkest Hour SCORE: Phantom Thread SONG: Mystery of Love from Call Me By Your Name PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Shape Of Water ANIMATED FEATURE: Coco VISUAL EFFECTS: Kong: Skull Island Happy 90th Birthday, Oscar! I hope Ill be around for your 100th. Mark Kirby lives in Lake City. OSCARSContinued From 1DTRIBUNE NEWS SERVICEDirector Christopher Nolan on set during filming of his World War II action thriller Dunkirk. Nolan fanatics scream that he should have won two Oscars by now (for Memento and The Dark Knight), but they will likely be happy tonight, when he probably wins for directing Dunkirk, according to Mark Kirby.