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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comLake City residents and visitors out on a sunny Friday at noon seemed to want only one thing more sun. The Lake City Reporter set out to take the countys pulse on a measure now awaiting the governors signature and congressional approval. Whether they were at the mall, frequenting downtown establishments or taking a brief view of Lake DeSoto, the consensus on Floridas proposal to make Daylight Saving Time permanent was as clear as the 60-degree clear-blue, breezy day. After talking with people across the city, their opinions fell largely into two camps most were either overwhelmingly in support of the measure or plainly indifferent. There were also interesting, and perhaps equally valid, outliers among those the Reporter approached. At Lake City Mall just before noon Friday, Larry and Judy Truax, retired 19-year Lake City residents, were taking a brisk walk. Their opinions were shared in Larrys answer. He said, Yes, definitely, 100 percent, that he wanted year-round Daylight Saving Time and Judy agreed. I like that extra hour in the summer and I dont want it to get so dark in the winter so early, Larry said. A few people had no opinion, some were unfamiliar with the proposal and others simply didnt want Godwin SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 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. 246 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Obituary . . . . . . 5A Puzzles . . . . . . . 2-3B Business . . . . . . . 1C Life . . . . . . . . 1D PERSONAL BESTMacDonald soars, 1B 77 56Partly cloudy, 2A Lake City Reporter Historic home on auction block, 1C SUNDAY New jail could lead to great jobs Opinion/4A +PLUS >> TASTE BUDDIES A return to TalesLIFE/1D What do you think?Let us know in a Letter to the Editor. Larry TruaxSeven seeking Lake City manager post so farBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comSeven contenders are vying for the Lake City manager position thus far, each boasting a diverse range of skills and experience. Outgoing City Manager Wendell Johnson leaves office June 1, inviting resumes from as far as Washington State. Applications for Johnsons replacement will be accepted until April 6. Lawrence F. Coppola is the executive director of the Port of Allyn, a medium-sized regional port district and economic development agency in Washington State that owns and operates two marinas, two launch facilities, a community water system and two waterfront parks. Coppola has held the position since 2015. Prior to that, he worked as the chief administrative official and mayor of Port Orchard, Washington, from 2008 until 2012. Coppola, a native Floridian from Fort Lauderdale who seeks to return home to the Sunshine State, describes his Applications will be accepted till April 6.Somewhat sinister Daylight times here again. Will it stay? Heres what folks are saying about a possible switch to permanent DST. DAYLIGHT continued on 2A Also in todays Reporter: 7 seeking city post LSHAs $7M mistake Parade of Homes BELOW & INSIDE TM CITY continued on 2A Lake Citys Only Family Owned and Operated New Car Dealership Rusty DePratter gets cool reception by ethics board3A $7 million ER revote MondayBy ROBERT BRIDGESrbridges@lakecityreporter.comThe Lake Shore Hospital Authority will revisit a decision last fall to pay $7.2 million to the company that operates Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center for expansion of the emergency room. The board voted to fund the expansion on Oct. 9, but will reconsider the move Monday in light of procedural problems that have since surfaced. The board member who made the motion, Dr. Waseem Khan, may not have been a resident of Columbia County as per LSHA requirements. Records from the Alachua County Property Appraisers office show he has claimed homestead exemption on LSHA will decide whether to let stand a vote paying HMA/ Shands money it doesnt owe. REVOTE continued on 2A RIGHT: The emergency room at Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center.CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City Reporter Most of the people we spoke with were either strongly in support of the measure or completely indifferent to it. A3


2A SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 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 17 March 24 March 31 April 8 NewFirstFullLast 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 Scripture of the DayThe name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10 (KJV) Its the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee. Nicholas Sparks Thought for Today Winning Lottery Numbers Pick 3: (Saturday midday) 7-0-0 Pick 4: (Saturday midday) 5-3-0-6 Pick 5: (Saturday midday) 4-3-4-3-8 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 ( Robert Bridges ..... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityre ......... 752-1293 (ads@lakecityre 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 ( 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 management style as open-door and friend ly, yet very direct, according to his resume. D. Sam Hughes most recently worked as city manager of North Bonneville in Washington State, a position hes held since 2017. Hughes, who previously worked for 12 years as a public-sector transit executive, has a masters degree in public administra tion from the University of Washington. His duties throughout his career have included fiscal management, community relations, annexations and grant writing, according to his resume. William Lawrence, a Maine police officer turned police chief, became the town man ager of White Springs in 2014. Lawr ence moved back to Maine in 2015 to take a job as town manager of a small municipality, Howland, in 2015 and then settled into his current position as town manager in another community, Warren, in 2016. Lawrence describes himself as a fiscal conservative with strong skills preparing and executing budgets, according to his resume. Nicole Mukes has been city manager of Spencer, Oklahoma, and boasts of a strong background in finance. Mukes has worked in various fields such as supply-chain management and was a grant writer in Stroud, Oklahoma. During her 14 years of municipal service, she secured $837,000 in grants, according to her resume. Scott S. Randall, general manager for PGA West Master Association, a 3,000-household gated golfing community, has a 40-year work history in both the private and public sectors. Randall worked as executive direc tor of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation from 2013 to 2014 and was the city, town and village man ager of communities in Michigan, Missouri, Colorado and Illinois. He has supervised teams ranging from four to 550 employees and successfully led several communities through transfor mational economic development projects, accor ding to his resume. Robert Schmidt has held various posi tions in the private sector at companies such as Lockheed Mar tin. Schmidt has an engineering degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and has more than 15 years of experience in the aerospace industry. His accomplishments include cutting $600,000 from the budget of one of his pre vious employers and reducing annual costs by 10 percent, then mapping out another 15 percent reduction for the following year. C. Edward Young is market leader of a full-service engineering firm in Lenexa, Kansas, a position hes held since 2015. Young was also senior program manager at an aviation consulting firm in Overland Park, Kansas, from 2013 to 2015, and direc tor of aviation at the Kansas Department of T ransportation from 2003 to 2013. He introduces himself as a man who has been required to keep large, complex jobs on time and on budget, according to his resume. CITYContinued From 1A a residence there since at least 2015. Khan resigned, reportedly under pressure from Gov. Rick Scott, weeks after the vote. Had someone else made the motion and Khan not been on the board, the motion still would have passed, 3-1. Still, LSHA officials apparently want a clean vote to counter any possi ble future challenge to the decision. Substantive concer ns with the decision to fund the ER renovation were known at the time, including a clause in the lease that r equires HMA/Shands, the company that operates the hospital, to pay for all such upgrades and improve ments in exchange for other considerations, such a s a reduced rental rate, according to Jack Berry, who stepped down last month as LSHA executive director. Berry says he oppos es giving HMA/Shands money to which it isnt enti tled especially since the company isnt living up to the terms of the lease any way, in his view. They should not give them $7.2 million if theyre not maintaining the hospital in accordance with the contract, Berry said. Berry presented LSHA with three engineering reports since 2012 that showed a lack of mainte nance at the facility, he said, but the board kicked the can down the road. Berry said if HMA/ Shands had kept the facili ty properly maintained, he would go so far as to support an interest-free loan for ER expansion costs. The composition of the b oard is much changed since the Oct. 9 vote, with two new members (and two remaining vacancies) on the 7-member panel. Still, it is not clear if the outcome will be any differ ent this time around. I plan to come into the meeting with an open mind, said Jay Swisher, one of the new members. I hope we can have a healthy dialog and a healthy discussion. However Swisher said he puts a lot of weight in the decision of the previous board. That will be a factor in my decision. The LSHA board will meet Monday at 5:15 p.m. at 259 NE Franklin Street, Suite 102. REVOTEContinued From 1A to contribute. A Live Oak woman, Darrilyn Little, who said she has lived in the area a year-and-a-half, held the strongest view in opposition. She said the strain it would place on talking with her son in Alaska and family in California were the reasons she hate[d] it. I dont like the idea because Im already four hours from half of my family on the other coast and it will make us five hours, said Little. Itll be impossible to communicate with them. And I also dont like getting up when its dark. Another individual who declined to give his name echoed Littles view concerning early risers, saying the measure would put kids at risk waiting for the school bus. Ruby Bourne, 80, a self-described snowbird flown in from Oregon and soon to fly out again, said she wished her own governor would pick up on the measure. Id like to see it stay, the governor out there wouldnt go for it though. I just dont see any sense in changing it back and forth. Stability as well as daylight, I like it both, Bourne said. Teenagers visiting from Gainesville and talking in the mall atrium, Nancy Hernandez and Dalia Vences, 16, were not initially aware of the measure, but were strong supporters after hearing its details. Theyre actually doing that? Thats crazy. Imagine that. We would just get used to the same time. We wouldnt have to be worried about when the time was going to change, said Hernandez, who also noted the beautiful sunsets. I be taking pictures around 6 oclock, perfect lighting, she said and laughed. A local couple out celebrating their 60th anniversary, Pete, 86, and Lois Croft, 80, were emphatic supporters of year-round extra sun. Lois said, I want the Daylight Savings Time. They oughta keep it where it should be and leave it alone. They shouldve never changed it to begin with. Across town, two couples were visiting downtown Lake City from Jacksonville one for pleasure, the other business. Dick and Dianne Studstill, lifelong Florida residents, were standing by Lake DeSoto. Dianne said they were out that day touring the smaller cities outside the Jacksonville area. She quickly answered that she favored the measure, Enjoy having more time in the afternoon to do things, work around the house, be at the beach, walk around the beautiful city, Studstill said, motioning downtown. Primadon Godwin, a four-year Lake City resident, was walking with her granddaughter Jayden along Marion street. We think its a good thing We like having the sunlight more, Godwin said referring to her fiance, who she said was a 20-year LC resident. Cass Baker and Trent Oltmer, two twenty-somethings, were walking downtown as well; both said they were Lake City residents. Baker said he supported the measure on grounds of tourism and economic development, while Oltmer shrugged, saying, Yeah, it dont matter. Another Jacksonville couple, Avery, 26, and Emily Williams, 21, both favored the measure. Emily said it would give kids more time to play in the yard. State Rep. Elizabeth Porter of Lake City co-sponsored the legislation, which passed the House Feb. 14, 103-11. The state Senate approved the measure earlier this month. If the measure is signed by Gov. Rick Scott, it will go to Capitol Hill for congressional approval. DAYLIGHTContinued From 1ATRIBUNE NEWS SERVICEState lawmakers voted this month to make Daylight Saving Time year -round. The idea behind the legislation is more sunshine will spur tourism and economic development. A3


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Call 755-5445 or fax 752-9400.DePratter gets cool reception in TallahasseeBy ROBERT BRIDGESrbridges@lakecityreporter.comThe state ethics com mission was supposed to r ubber-stamp a deal to let County Commissioner Rusty DePratter off with a $1,000 fine and a reprimand for misuse of his of fice. DePratter got the deal, but not without scruti ny from three of the seven boar d members, one of whom called his actions somewhat sinister during a hearing Friday in Tallahassee. DePratter previously admitted to use of his com mission seat for personal gain and to maintaining a r elationship with a compa ny doing business with the county. The District 2 commis sioner sold North Florida Fence Company in Mar ch 2014 but retained access to the company bank account as late as 2015, state records show. James Durrance, who bought the company, did not gain access to the account until seven months later. The company, which had done $450 of business with the county commission in 2013, billed the county for $27,067 of work in 2014 and $88,346 in 2015, state records show. During Fridays hear ing, three members of the Florida Commission on Ethics suggested DePratter, who did not appear before the board during the hearing, was getting off light. Michael Cox, a certified financial planner from T rinity, noted that in a recent case the board fined a person the same amount as DePratter for a clerical error in reporting holdings in an IRA. These allega tions are much mor e egregious in my mind, where theyre using their position for special private gain or loss. Five-hundred dol lars is not enough when the county commissioner is saying, Yes, I did it, theyre admit ting to that. DePratter admitted to two violations and was fined $500 for each. Cox made a motion to reject DePratters deal, but it died for lack of a second. 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Eugene McCray was born here in 1947. Twenty years later he died a soldiers death in Viet Nam. His name is engraved on the Viet Nam War Memorial in Washington D. C. Panel 17 East, Line 112. His name is also listed on the Virtual Viet Nam Memorial (The Wall of Faces) but, unlike many others, there is no photo by his name. His information there shows he was from Lake City, Florida, that his rank was Private First Class, and that his body was recovered. But no photo. Obviously the photos give humanity and a personal touch to those listed. Local citizen Mr. Glynnell Presley has made it part of his community service to try to find a copy of Eugenes photo to send to the website. So far, no luck. He has researched school records and made many, many phone calls. He knows that Eugene attended Richardson High School at one point but in those old records he found only a faded elementary photo too tiny and blurred to use. When Eugene died he forfeited all his tomorrows for us. And he did it willingly at the tender age of 20. He deserves to have his photo by his name. If you can help Mr. Presley find a photo of Eugene McCray, or possibly help him contact any member of Eugenes family, please call him at 386-752-4074. REMEMBERING A MIDWIFE (Midwife: a person, typically a woman, trained to assist a woman in childbirth.) The late Rebecca Singleton was one of our busiest midwives back when most babies were born at home. She was officially certified. She was one of 24 black women who completed a midwives seminary at Bethune Cookman College. After her certification she was a practicing midwife locally for more than 50 years and delivered more than 500 babies. 500! In here spare time she also taught school. One of Rebeccas students was Mildred Bennett who herself later became a teacher and then a principal at Fort WhiteBethlehem School. Most families, even the wealthiest, had their babies at home, delivered by midwives like Rebecca Singleton, until the 1930s when Lake Shore Hospital opened. WEAR IT OUT! Dwayne R. (Worm) Bullard (1971-2006) is buried in the Mount Tabor Cemetery. The words on his tombstone are: We should not be on a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, a wrench in one hand and a Bud Lite in the other, thoroughly worn out, screaming Woo Hoo, What a ride!Heres a quick thought that might see a needed county project turn into an instant and sustainable full-time job creator. Im talking about the new Columbia County jail facility that is in the planning stages, but taking shape and scheduled to move forward quickly. The new jail is needed, and the location of the facility appears to be headed to the expansive property where the sheriffs office headquarters currently is located on U.S. 90 East. The project is estimated to cost the county $25 million to build to the size to fit our current needs locally. Heres an idea to consider: What if we invested a little more and built the facility larger? What if we thought in terms of a regional detention facility? What if we ran the numbers, used a little marketing savvy and approached our neighbors in less fortunate, more rural counties and asked them if they had any interest in our housing their lock-ups or their short-term prisoners awaiting their hearings? We put a number on it and they pay us a daily fee to house their prisoners. Im not suggesting we bank this facility on a speculative federal or state prisoner contract that could be yanked at any time. Weve seen that happen nearby and its a bad scenario. Im suggesting some of our smaller sheriffs office and police department neighbors might be eager to get out of the jail business and find it much more affordable to transport those incarcerated to Columbia County and pay us to watch them. What if we turned our jail investment from taxpayers into a jail industry that generated revenue enough to pay for itself and possibly generate a surplus? What if this regional jail concept created double or triple the number of normal full-time career-track jobs? Could it work? Our county continues to look for any economic development boost for new career-track job creation that could add to the stable full-time job base here. There is no question we have a trained workforce ready to go to work in the corrections field. Plus, Florida Gateway College has a training academy cranking out graduates seeking this certification and a job every term. Of course, the details of this venture would be critical. Im neither a law enforcement nor corrections expert. This larger venture would be more challenging to manage, but our sheriff has proven himself more than capable of managing personnel and the peoples money wisely. Yes, the liability is greater, but there is always liability that comes with operating a detention facility. The jail structure our county leaders selected is made primarily of pre-fabricated steel. The shell structures are steel boxes pods, if you will that arrive on flatbed trucks and are bolted together. As long as there is open land, future expansion is not a problem. I mentioned this idea to County Commission Chairman Tim Murphy last week and he said he had heard of the concept being utilized elsewhere. He said he had personally looked into it to the point that from his research and from discussions from others, he had an idea of a daily amount an entity would need to charge per prisoner per day in order to break even. Murphy, who also serves as chairman of the countys Economic Development Advisory Board, said no one else locally had considered the new jail as being a possible economic development catalyst. Right now, Murphy, County Manager Ben Scott, Sheriff Mark Hunter and Chris Douglas are the four men, according to Murphy, focusing most intently on the new jail project. I think its an idea worth close examination and analysis. Sometimes thinking outside the box includes stepping outside a pre-fab steel jail pod and taking a broader look at the possibilities. 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 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: Sunday, March 11, 2018 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, ChairmanLETTERS TO THE EDITOR OUR OPINIONA chance for LSHA to correct a mistake The Lake Shore Hospital Authority breached the public trust back on Oct. 9 when the board inexplicably voted to give HMA/Shands, the company that operates its hospital, $7.2 million it wasnt owed to build a new emergency room we may or may not need. Under its lease, HMA/Shands (in exchange for a better deal on rent, according to former Executive Director Jack Berry) agreed to pay for maintenance, upgrades and improve ments to Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center. For some reason, LSHA voted to hand over a ton of taxpayer cash anyway. (Never mind theyll have to go in the hole to make good on their promise, possibly cutting back on indi gent services the core function of LSHA in order to balance the books, according to a Dec. 2 analysis by the boards accountant, Richard Powell.) As it happened, though, there were pro cedural problems with the Oct. 9 vote, and the boar d will be forced to revisit the matter Monday night. Some see this as nothing more than a tech nical matter, an opportunity to ratify the previous, flawed vote. W e see it as a chance to set things right. This is public money and it doesnt belong to anybody but the taxpayers of Columbia County. Some board members seem perplexed by the current state of affairs, befuddled over what to do with the millions in reserves LSHA has piled up. Thats easy. Just because the money has been collected doesnt mean it has to be spent on some pet project or, in this case, given away. Instead, cut the current millage rate by half and give county taxpayers a break for the next few years, as LSHA lives off its savings. State law requires the board keep about $5 million in reserve for emergencies, so theres no dan ger in suddenly going broke. Somethings been lost in translation along the way for some LSHA members. If you ar e set on changing the boards core mission, so be it. But state your aims openly. And dont claim for even one minute longer to serve the hardworking people of this town. Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter. Todd Wilsontwilson@lakecityreporter.comNew jail could lead to great jobsMorris Williams is a local historian and longtime retired educator. Morris WilliamsTo the Editor: I am a long-time movie buff. So, I had to drop the Reporter a line to say how much I enjoyed the recent movie reviews and Oscar previews (Sunday, Feb. 25, Sunday, March 4) by Mark Kirby. Of the movies that have been nominated for awards, it helps to make decisions about which movie to pay for and hopefully avoid disappointments. Thanks very much for the insight. Herb Ellis Lake City Seeking Eugene McCrays photo Seeking Eugene McCrays photo Oscar preview, picks a welcome addition


Laton Douglas Buddy McGrewMr. Laton Douglas Buddy McGrew, 71, of Lake City, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, March 10, 2018 at the Haven Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center in Lake City after an extended illness. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on January 7, 1947 to the late Laton Webb McGrew and Ruby Miller McGrew Smith. He has lived in the Lake City area since the ear ly 1960s, moving here from Des Moines. He was a truck driver by trade and was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his sister, Linda Sapp. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Susan McGrew of Lake City; his children, Ruby Dvorak, Iowa, Sabrina Byers (Andy), Lakeland, FL, Serina Sutton (Bobby), Lakeland, FL, Mary Brink (David), Lake City, FL, Chris Whitehead (Amanda), Scott Whitehead (Leslie), Bobby Whitehead (Patrice) and Suzanne Fowler all of Lake City; and 28 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Gateway-Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Robert Bass ofForest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. V isitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service from 2-3:00 PM at the memorial contributions may be made to Haven Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center at 6037 W US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3596 S. US HWY 441, Lake City, FL, 32025. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www. S UNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A WALK-IN CLINICNO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYBAYA URGENT CARE & WALK-IN CLINIC READERS CHOICE 2 0 1 7 7 2 0 1 7 B E B E B E S E S E S T o T o T o f o f o f f t t t h t h t h t h t h h e B B B E S E S E S T S T S T B E S T o f t h e B E S T Cuts, Bumps & Bruises WELCOME ONE OF OUR NEWEST MEDICAL PROVIDERS! 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Visitors will be able to browse a variety of collectibles and a fantastic display of antique and classic cars, military vehicles, antique bikes and more. Hand-built dioramas and scale models will also be on display highlighting the local history of the tur pentine and logging industries. New this year is the swap meet ar ea, where one will be able to browse car-related items and find the part they've been searching for. Kids activities and food concessions will also be available. Cousin Thelma Boltins Gift Shop will be open, where handmade items created by local artists and crafters, such as locally made jams, jellies, syrups, honey and refreshments, will be on sale. After the hustle and bustle, fami lies will be able to relax and play at the playground, have a picnic, rent a bicycle or canoe from the gift shop, or go for a hike along the Suwannee River. For more information on the event, call the park at 386-397-4408. To learn more about the park, visit A park entry fee of $5 per car (up to eight people in vehicle) is required to attend the collectibles day. Deadline for Scrabble tournament is MondayFrom staff reportsThe deadline to com pete in the fourth annual Lake City Garden Club Scrabble Tournament is Monday. 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 from local businesses and organizations can 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 part nership between Lake City Garden Club and the Womans Club. Even though we got the building up to date, with an old building you have to have renovations, said Lake City Garden Club President JoAnn Torrans. The Lake City Garden Club believes in preserving this space, 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, Torrans said. We want to preserve these memories and with your help, make new ones. The Club House is locat ed at 257 SE Hernando St.MondaySchools closedColumbia County Schools are closed this week for spring break. Florida Gateway College is also closed through Sunday, March 18 for spring break. Spring classes will resume and all college offices will open at 8 a.m. Monday, March 19. Additional information and important dates can be found at Cancer Support GroupThe Womens Cancer Support Group of Lake City will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Baya Pharmacy East, 780 SE Baya Drive, Lake City. Walk-ins and guests are welcome. The speaker will be Dr. Kelly Tepedino, dermatologist with North Florida Dermatology. For more information, call Katie Griffin at 386-752-4198 or Joan Restall at 386-755-0522.TuesdayVolunteer orientationHospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will provide a general orientation class for individuals who are interested in learning more about hospice volunteer opportunities. For more details or to choose a time slot and reserve a space, call 386-454-1338.SRWMD meetingThe Suwannee River Water Management District will meet at 9 a.m. at District Headquarters, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, FL 32060. The meeting is to consider district business and conduct public hearings on regulatory, water resource planning and various other matters. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by calling Robin Lamm at 386-362-1001 or 800-2261066, or by visiting www.mysuwanneeriver. com.Plant society meetingThe Sparkleberry Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Hatch Park Community Center in Branford (403 SE Craven St.). Forensic botany will be the topic. Dr. David Hall will speak about the examination of plant parts to aid in crime investigations. Meetings are free and open to the public. ThursdayDriver safety eventAn AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at 9 a.m. at Olivet Baptist Church, 541 NE Davis Ave., Lake City. Refresh your driving skills and know the new rules of the road. Learn research-based driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel. Receive a three-year auto insurance discount after completion (call insurance agent for details). There are no tests to pass. Register by calling 386-754-1821.Retired educators meetingRetired educators and those who wish to join them will meet at 1 p.m. at the School Board Adult Center, Room 120. For more information, call Barbara Lake at 386-7524997. Any retired person interested in education is welcome to attend.FridaySpring 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 COURTESY PHOTOSDAR chapter welcomes essay contest winner, guest speakerLinda Johns (left), chapter regent of the Edward Rutledge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Carol Terry (right), american history chairwoman, welcome Epiphany Catholic School student Adrienne Nicole Forman to the March chapter meeting. Forman was the chapters American History Essay Contest winner. She read her essay and received a certificate and bronze medal. RIGHT: Johns welcomes Brad Wheeler, who spoke on Cemeteries and Funeral Homes: Family History and Historic Preservation at the chapters March meeting.


6A S UNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER The Open Enrollment period will start February 19 and run through March 16, 2018. Although we will be accepting entries for all grades, some grades may not have available seats. Please see the website for the online lottery registration portal and the Admission and Registration Policy. Registration for VPK is also available online. Meet the People of PEOPLES STATE BANKWere your friends, family & neighbors. Stop by today and youll see we have a lot more than money invested in this community. Come grow with us! Cessie Lizotte CothranSr. Vice President Chief Financial Officer CessieShe earned an MBA from UNF and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UCF. She is also a graduate of the Florida School of Banking. Cessie is currently Treasurer for the Columbia County School Board Foundation. She is a member of Altrusa International of Lake City and a member of Epiphany Catholic Church. She has also served as Treasurer on the Finance Committee and Board Member for the United Way of Suwannee Valley and the Board of the Lake City Police Ofcers Pension Fund. Cessie is married to Charlie Cothran and has two children, Charlie (7) and Callie (5).Cyndra SchwabVice President Auditor/Compliance OfficerEarned her Certied Regulatory Compliance Mgr. Certication Cyndra has been with Peoples State Bank since 2004 Has 32 years experience in banking Married to Paul Schwab Have one son and three grandchildren Enjoys attending antique auto shows Active supporter of: Chamber of Commerce events March of DimesCyndra Cyndra Schwab Cessie Lizotte Cothran


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, March 11, 2018 Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING By CHARLIE CLARKEAssociated PressST. LOUIS Collin Sexton and Alabama were making another push in the second half, cutting Kentuckys big lead down to nine with 5:15 remaining. But when Wenyen Gabriel knocked down his seventh 3-pointer on the next possession, the Wildcats were on their way. Gabriel whipped up his hands, prompting a thundering Go Big Blue chant from the thousands of Kentucky fans at Scottrade Center. His teammates were shoving him around as he repeatedly tossed up three fingers. Gabriel shot 7-for-7 on 3s and matched his career high with 23 points, sending Kentucky past Alabama 86-63 Saturday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinals. I think I was in the zone after probably my third 3, Gabriel said. Ive had a game like that before. Obviously, not in a Kentucky uniform yet. That was great to have one of these today for my confidence going forward. The fourth-seeded Wildcats (23-10) advanced to play Tigers take 2nd at district meetJORDAN KROEGER/Lake City ReporterColumbias Peyton MacDonald completes a clean and jerk of 310 pounds at Wednesdays District 3-2A meet in Lake City. MacDonald won the district title in the 219-pound weight class.COURTESYColumbia defensive lineman Timothy Ray signed his letter of intent to attend Concordia Chicago University on Saturday morning. PREP FOOTBALLGabriel drains 7 treys, Wildcats will face Tennessee in SEC Championship.COURTESYWenyen Gabriel celebrates after hitting one of his seven 3-pointers against Alabama on Saturday. MacDonald sets personal-bests for district title, Jones & Masters also win.By JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comPeyton MacDonalds season was going according to plan. He was on pace to possibly break school records. Then came the flu. Then a toothache, which resulted in its extraction. He lost 15 pounds and scratched 345 pounds on three straight reps just one week ago at Eastside. With the District 3-2A meet fast approaching, MacDonald was worried. But on the big stage Friday afternoon, MacDonald laid those worries to rest. MacDonald set personal records across the board, benching 360 pounds and putting up 310 pounds on the clean and jerk for a 670 total to take the district title in the 219-pound weight class. His 310 clean and jerk came right after he missed a rep of 300, and it resulted TIGERS continued on 4BCOLLEGE BASKETBALLKentucky uses 3-point barrage to beat BamaBy JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comChaos has ensued in District 3-7A. Columbia followed Thursday nights win over Vanguard with an error-riddled loss, dropping the second game of the series 7-4 at home Friday night. Right down I-75 south, Gainesville bounced back against Middleburg one night after losing on the road. All four teams are now 2-2 in district standings. No team has emerged as the best, but after the Tigers committed five errors that led to five unearned runs, head coach Brian Thomas knows which team isnt. These are four very good baseball teams in this district and right now, Im not so sure who the best team is. After watching tonight, its not us, Thomas said. Weve got a lot of work to do, weve got some soul searching to do. The emotion wasnt there. We came out flat. We had guys showing up late to stretch, guys not getting their jobs done pregame wise and were not good enough to roll balls out and just kind of go through the motions. Columbia (5-2, 2-2) had more errors than hits, only tallying three off Vanguard starting pitcher McKeon Dean. Behind a nasty curveball, Dean struck out nine Tigers before leaving with one out in the seventh due to pitch count. The Knights did their damage early against Tigers starter Cal Gilliam, scoring six runs through the games first four innings. Gilliam gave up six hits and four walks in five innings of work, leaving after the fifth with his team down 7-0. I wasnt controlling early and I couldnt throw the curveball or changeup for a strike consistently, Gilliam said. The errors bugged me but thats part of the game. You have to deal with it. Ryley Rozar went 2-for-5 on the night with two RBI to lead Vanguard (4-4, 2-2). He also scored twice, including in the first inning when Gilliams throw with two outs sailed over the head of first baseman Caleb Strickland to allow Rozar to come in for a 1-0 lead. Gilliam walked two batters with one out in the second and looked to have out number two when Brian Long rolled a grounder to second baseman Mikah Gustavson. But Gustavson couldnt field it cleanly, allowing Abel Bailey to score from third. Rozar immediately followed with an RBI groundout to put the Knights up 3-0. We got down quick, which were not accustomed to doing, and then all of a sudden were down three runs and you could see the hands tightening up on the bats and the swings getting longer, Thomas said. You know, I got to do something great, and no you dont, just get on base. Then well play around with them and get back in the ball game. Instead, the Tigers never did. Andrew Traviseo put Vanguard up 4-0 with a two-out RBI double and then three more Columbia errors in three straight at-bats resulted in two more runs. Those errors included a CLUSTERED DISTRICTPREP BASEBALL BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia first baseman Caleb Strickland heads towards third base during Friday nights game against Vanguard. Ray signs with Concordia Chicago UniversityCHS falls to Vanguard, all four teams now tied in District 3-7A standings. DISTRICT continued on 6B UK continued on 4BFort Whites weightlifting team places fourth at districts, sends nine to regionals, 4B. 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TV LISTINGSToday AUTO RACING 12:30 p.m. ABC IndyCar, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Fla.) 3:30 p.m. FOX NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, TicketGuardian 500, at Avondale, Ariz. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN2 Ivy League Tournament, final, Harvard vs. Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia 1 p.m. CBS Atlantic 10 Tournament, final, Rhode Island vs. Davidson, at Washington ESPN SEC Tournament, final, Tennessee vs. Kentucky, at St. Louis 2 p.m. ESPN2 Sun Belt Tournament, final, Georgia St. vs. Texas Arlington, at New Orleans 3:30 p.m. CBS AAC Tournament, final, Cincinnati vs. Houston, at Orlando, Fla. 5 p.m. TBS NCAA Tournament Selection Show, at Atlanta COLLEGE SOFTBALL 5 p.m. ESPN2 Auburn at LSU COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD 7 p.m. ESPN2 NCAA, Mens & Womens Indoor Championships, finals, at College Station, Texas GOLF 1 p.m. GOLF PGA Tour, Valspar Championship, final round, at Palm Harbor, Fla. 3 p.m. NBC PGA Tour, Valspar Championship, final round, at Palm Harbor, Fla. 5:30 p.m. GOLF Champions Tour, Toshiba Classic, final round, at Newport Beach, Calif. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB Spring training, Pittsburgh vs. Toronto, at Dunedin, Fla. 4 p.m. MLB Spring training, Cincinnati vs. Seattle, at Peoria, Ariz. NBA BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ABC Golden State at Minnesota 9 p.m. ESPN Cleveland at L.A. Lakers NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC Boston at Chicago 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Dallas at Pittsburgh RUGBY 3 p.m. NBCSN Six Nations Championship, Wales vs. Italy, at Cardiff, Wales SOCCER 9:25 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Arsenal vs. Watford 10:30 a.m. FS1 Bundesliga, Stuttgart vs. Leipzig 11:55 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Bournemouth vs. Tottenham 12:50 p.m. FS2 Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund vs. Eintracht Frankfurt 3 p.m. ESPN MLS, D.C. United at Atlanta United WINTER SPORTS 11:30 p.m. NBCSN 2018 Winter Paralympics, Snowboarding; Cross-Country Skiing: Womens Standing/VI 15km Free; Sled Hockey, at Pyeongchang, South Korea WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. CBSSN Southland Tournament, final, Stephen F. Austin vs. Nicholls, at Katy, Texas 4 p.m. ESPNU Ivy League Tournament, final, Princeton vs. Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia Monday, March 12 NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN San Antonio at Houston 10:30 p.m. ESPN Miami at PortlandNFLATLANTA FALCONS Signed CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson to a one-year contract extension. CLEVELAND BROWNS Agreed to send DL Danny Shelton to the New England Patriots for a third-round pick in 2019. Agreed to trade with the Buffalo Bills for QB Tyrod Taylor for the first pick in the third round. DETROIT LIONS Re-signed DE Kerry Hyder and LS Don Muhlbach. MIAMI DOLPHINS Agreed to trade WR Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns for a fourth and seventh round pick. NEW YORK GIANTS Released P Brad Wing. OAKLAND RAIDERS Agreed to a three-year contract worth more than $15 million with DT Justin Ellis. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Agreed to trade WR Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers for cornerback Daryl Worley. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Agreed to a three-year contract worth up to $39.15 million with CB Richard Sherman. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Released CB Richard Sherman. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Agreed with WR Mike Evans on a five-year, $82.5 million contract extension that makes him the second-highest paid receiver in the NFL. TENNESSEE TITANS Released QB Matt Cassel, S DaNorris Searcy and WR Eric Weems.Georgia fires Mark Fox after nine seasonsATLANTA (AP) Georgia coach Mark Fox was fired on Saturday following a disappointing regular season and a loss to Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. Athletic director Greg McGarity announced the decision in a statement released by the school. McGarity moved quickly on Fox, the ninth-year coach, only one day after the Bulldogs exit from the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Georgia has received only two NCAA bids in Foxs nine seasons, losing in the first round in 2011 and 2015.NBAEASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB x-Toronto 48 17 .738 x-Boston 46 20 .697 2 Cleveland 38 27 .585 10 Indiana 38 28 .576 10 Washington 38 29 .567 11 Philadelphia 35 29 .547 12 Miami 36 31 .537 13 Milwaukee 35 31 .530 13 Detroit 30 36 .455 18 Charlotte 29 38 .433 20 New York 24 42 .364 24 Chicago 22 43 .338 26 Brooklyn 21 45 .318 27 Orlando 20 46 .303 28 Atlanta 20 46 .303 28 WESTERN C ONFERENCE W L Pct GB Houston 51 14 .785 G olden State 51 15 .773 Portland 40 26 .606 11 New Or leans 38 27 .585 13 S an Antonio 37 28 .569 14 Minnesota 38 29 .567 14 Ok lahoma City 38 29 .567 14 L.A. Clippers 35 29 .547 15 Utah 36 30 .545 15 Denver 36 30 .545 15 L.A. Lakers 29 36 .446 22 Sacramento 21 45 .318 30 Dallas 20 45 .308 31 Memphis 18 47 .277 33 Phoenix 19 49 .279 33 x -clinched playoff spot Fridays Games Detroit 99, Chicago 83 Indiana 112, Atlanta 87 Toronto 108, Houston 105 Milwaukee 120, New York 112 Utah 95, Memphis 78 Washington 116, New Orleans 97 Denver 125, L.A. Lakers 116 Portland 125, Golden State 108 Sacramento 94, Orlando 88 L.A. Clippers 116, Cleveland 102 Saturdays Games Charlotte 122, Phoenix 115 Miami 129, Washington 102 Memphis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Todays Games Toronto at New York, 1 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 3:30 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 4 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 5 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 7 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. Mondays Games Milwaukee at Memphis, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m. Miami at Portland, 10:30 p.m.MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALLSaturdays Top 25 Games No. 1 Virginia 71, No. 12 North Carolina 63 (ACC Championship) No. 2 Villanova 76, Providence 66, OT (Big East Championship) No. 8 Cincinnati 70, Memphis 60 (AAC Tournament) No. 9 Kansas 81, No. 18 West Virginia 70 (B12 Championship) No. 21 Houston 77, No. 11 Wichita St. 74 (AAC Tournament) No. 13 Tennessee 84, Arkansas 66 (SEC Tournament) No. 25 Rhode Island 90, St. Josephs 87 (A10 Tournament) No. 15 Arizona vs. USC, (P12 Championship), 10 p.m. Todays Top 25 Games No. 13 Tennessee vs. Kentucky (SEC Championship), 1 p.m. No. 25 Rhode Island vs. Davidson (A10 Championship), 1 p.m. No. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 21 Houston 9AAC Championship), 3:30 p.m. SEC TOURNAMENT Saturdays Conference Semifinals Kentucky 86, Alabama 63 No. 13 Tennessee 84, Arkansas 66 Sundays Conference Championship No. 13 Tennessee vs. Kentucky, 1 p.m. ACC TOURNAMENT Saturdays Conference Championship No. 1 Virginia 71, No. 12 North Carolina 63UConn fires Ollie, school under NCAA inquiry(AP) The combination was too much for UConn: an NCAA investigation and a second straight losing season. All of which left coach Kevin Ollie out of a job. He was fired Saturday four years after leading the Huskies to the NCAA basketball title. The university said in a statement it has initiated disciplinary procedures and is dismissing him for just cause. The school says it would have no further comment until its disciplinary process and the NCAA inquiry are complete. The scope of the investigation is not clear.NHLEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Tampa Bay 69 48 17 4 100 Boston 66 43 15 8 94 Toronto 69 40 22 7 87 Florida 66 34 25 7 75 Detroit 68 26 31 11 63 Montreal 68 25 31 12 62 Ottawa 67 23 33 11 57 Buffalo 69 22 35 12 56 M etropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Washington 68 38 23 7 83 Pittsburgh 69 39 26 4 82 Philadelphia 69 35 23 11 81 Columbus 69 36 28 5 77 New Jersey 68 34 26 8 76 Carolina 68 30 27 11 71 N.Y Islanders 68 29 29 10 68 N.Y Rangers 69 30 32 7 67 WESTERN C ONFERENCE C entral Division GP W L OT Pts Nashville 67 44 14 9 97 Winnipeg 68 41 18 9 91 Minnesota 68 39 22 7 85 Dallas 68 38 24 6 82 Colorado 68 36 24 8 80 S t. Louis 68 36 27 5 77 Chicago 69 29 32 8 66 P acific Division GP W L OT Pts Vegas 68 44 19 5 93 S an Jose 68 36 23 9 81 Anaheim 69 34 23 12 80 L os Angeles 68 37 26 5 79 Calgary 69 34 25 10 78 Edmonton 67 29 34 4 62 Vancouver 68 25 34 9 59 Arizona 67 21 35 11 53 F ridays Games Columbus 3, Detroit 2 Calgary 2, Ottawa 1 Dallas 2, Anaheim 1 Minnesota 5, Vancouver 2 Saturdays Games Philadelphia 2, Winnipeg 1 Tampa Bay 3, Montreal 2, SO Vegas 2, Buffalo 1, SO Boston 7, Chicago 4 Colorado 5, Arizona 2 Washington 2, San Jose 0 St. Louis 7, Los Angeles 2 Florida 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO Toronto 5, Pittsburgh 2 New Jersey at Nashville, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Todays Games Boston at Chicago, 12:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 7 p.m. Dallas at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Arizona, 9 p.m. Mondays Games Vegas at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Washington, 7 p.m. Montreal at Columbus, 7 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.Woods closes to within one shot of ConnersPALM HARBOR (AP) Canadian rook ie Corey Conners kept the lead in the Valspar Championship. Conners, the Canadian rookie in only his 17th start on the PGA Tour as a pro, saved par from the bunker on the par-3 17th and kept his cool when his ball moved slightly on the 18th green no longer a penalty in those circumstances before he tapped in for par. He was at 9-under 204 and will play with Justin Rose (66), who joined Woods and Snedeker at one shot behind. For the second straight day, Woods and his thousands upon thousands of fans will be ahead of him. Woods dropped only one shot and finished with four straight pars in his round of 67. It was his fifth straight round at par or better, his longest stretch in the same season since September 2013.Keselowski overcomes penalty to win Xfinity raceAVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Brad Keselowski overcame an early pit-road speeding penalty Saturday to win the rain-delayed NASCAR Xfinity Series at ISM Raceway. Keselowski took the lead off a pit stop with 32 laps left and held off Justin Allgaier in the race that was delayed two hours because of light rain at the mile oval southwest of Phoenix. Keselowski was caught speeding in the Team Penskes No. 22 Ford during the caution period following a rain delay of 1 hour, 35 minutes. The 200-lap race was delayed again for 25 minutes just before the end of the first 45-lap segment. Sent to back of the lead lap after the penalty, Keselowski worked his way through the field and took the lead from Christopher Bell after they emerged from the pits side-by-side after their final stops. 2B S UNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER SCOREBOARD From staff reportsTwenty-five players competed in the Saturday Blitz on Feb. 24. A-flight winners were: Terry Hunter came in first place with a +6. Steve Patterson came in second place with a +5. Cory DePratter came in third place with a +4. B flight winners were: Bob Randall came in first place with a +6. Eli Witt came in second place with a +5. Dan Stewart and George Hudson tied for third place with a +1. Skin winners were: Terry Hunter #1, #2 and #8, Bruce Gibson #4, Phillip Russell #5 and #10, Eli Witt #6 and Steve Patterson #15. The Saturday Blitz costs $15 plus cart fee and is open to anyone but you must tee off by 9:30 am. Just call the pro shop to make a tee time. Twelve players competed in the Sunday Blitz on Feb. 25. Mike Jacobs came in first place with a +11. Nate Bass came in second place with a +7. Steve Patterson came in third place with a +3. Closest to the pin winners were: Mike Jacobs #5, Timmy Rogers #7, Steve Patterson #15 and Derrick Tuell #17. Skin winners were: Randy Van Vleck #1, Steve Peters #2, Nate Bass #3, Mike Jacobs #5, #8 and #11 and Steve Thomas #9. The Sunday Blitz cost $20 plus cart fee and is open to anyone and you can tee off at anytime. Eight ladies played in the LGA Throw Out Three on Feb. 27. Trish Holm and Nicole Ste-Marie tied for first place with a net score of 57. Peggy Radcliffe came in third place with a net score of 58. There were no chip ins on the day so the chip in pot will carry over to next Tuesday. The LGA plays every Tuesday starting at 9:00 am. Twenty-eight players competed in the Wednesday Blitz on Feb. 28. A-flight winners were: Brandon Moore and Jonathan Hope tied for first place with a +8. Mike McCranie came in third place with a +6. B flight winners were: Charlie Timmons came in first place with a +8. Shelton Keen came in second place with a +5. Jonathan Allen and George Burnham tied for third place with a +2. Skin winners were: Jordan Hale #1, Derrick Tuell #5, Brandon Moore #9 and #15, Jonathan Hope #11 and #17, Dennis Crawford #13 and Eddy Brown #14. The first skins pot hole was #4; there were two birdies on the hole but only Nate Bass was in the pot so he won the $500 pot. The second pot hole was #2; there were several birdies on the hole so the $34 will carry over to next Wednesday. The Wednesday Blitz costs $13 (plus optional pot) plus cart fee and is open to anyone and you can tee off at anytime. Just call the pro shop to make a tee time. The Good Old Boys Match 1 Bob Wheary, Paul Davis, Tom Hosford, Rhea Hart, Bob Hiers-9, Mark Risk, Rob Brown, Bill Wheeler, Jim Bell, Bobby Simmons-6. Match 2 Dennis Hendershott, Steve Crane, Jim Stevens, Randy Register, Emerson Darst-7, Noidrie Moses, Tom Elmore, Eli Witt, Carl Wilson, Dan Stephens-6. Good Scores were: Mark Risk 75 (36-39), Dan Stephens 75 (36-39), Bob Wheary 76 (36-40), Noidrie Moses 77 (38-39), Eli Witt 79 (37-42), Jim Bell 79 (41-38). For more information on any events and tournaments or specials at The Country Club, please call the pro shop at 752-2266 or check out our website at Mar. 17, Callaway Demo DayMar. 24, Titleist Fitting DayMar. 31, ElksApr. 7, Masters BlitzApr. 12, Ameri-creditApr. 14, LionsApr. 24, Busy BeeApr. 28, PCERACOURTESYThe Chiefland Country Club hosted a golf tournament to benefit the Cedar Key Fire Department on March 7. Eighty players participated, including Todd Carter, the superintendent at the Quail Heights Golf Course and head coach of the Columbia High girls golf team, his sister Tammy Richards, who is the Head Professional at Quail Heights, and head coach of the Fort White girls golf team, her husband, Luke Richards and Pierce Kelley, a local attorney/author. Team Carter tied for second place with a score of 14 under par. Approximately $5,000 was raised. GOLF REPORTSHunter, Jacobs win; Moore & Hope tie for first as do Holm & Ste-Marie


From staff reportsBob and Shelly Stowe of Jupiter, knew plenty about freshwater fishing from their years living in Michigan, but when it came to saltwater fishing, they werent quite sure where to start. Thats when they found out about a local Family Saltwater Fishing Clinic being hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). We had no experience with saltwater fishing, said Shelly Stowe. That class was so complete. It was A++. I learned how to set up a pole, how to unhook a fish from the line, how to cast correctly and how to bait a hook. Every single person involved in teaching that class was so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable that if they had it again, wed take it again. The FWC hosts fishing clinics for everybody. For years weve hosted kids and womens fishing clinics across the state, and in 2017, we added adult saltwater fishing clinics. These free, one-day educational events are for anyone 18 and older, male or female. After all, who doesnt want to learn how to saltwater fish? Participants learn everything they need to know to fish on their own while conserving Floridas marine resources, from knot tying and fishing tackle to conservation efforts and marine habitats. Need one-on-one attention? Clinic class sizes are kept small in an effort to implement a structured hands-on approach. Local professionals also participate, providing local knowledge -a resource every angler needs. At the end of the day, youll also get to try catchand-release fishing firsthand. Bring your own gear or FWC will provide some for the day. And dont forget your recreational saltwater fishing license (unless you are exempt that is). We absolutely loved it, said Bob Stowe, who went out fishing with his wife the very next day after the clinic. Id recommend it to anybody who wants to learn. They did a top-notch job. So far, the pair have caught and released quite a few catfish and snapper, and even some pompano. Want to find a fishing clinic near you? Visit our MyFWC. com Calendar for upcoming dates and locations. You can also learn more at MyFWC. com/Education by clicking on Outdoor Skills. For women and adult saltwater fishing clinics, youll need to register in advance, either on the calendar, or by calling the Division of Marine Fisheries Management Outreach and Education subsection at 850-487-0554 or emailing Heather.Sneed@ S UNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER 3B OUTDOORSThe keys to success for Turkey SeasonBy MONTY STEPHENSSpecial to the ReporterSpring turkey season in our area opens March 17. I always thought hunting turkeys was too technical for me. A hunter had to know how to find turkeys, how to call them and when to call them. Oh yes, hunting turkeys is about all of that. Lets make this as easy as we can and break down the factors that can lead to a successful hunt. To get these answers, I needed to find someone that has hunted turkeys for years and years, and done so successfully in several different states. For these reasons, I called upon Judge Tom Coleman. Judge Coleman has four to five Turkey Grand Slams, has hunted in many different states and has taken a turkey (or two) every year since 1997. Despite all of this, he denies being an expert. No longer does he just want to bag a turkey. No, he wants a turkey with an 11.5-inch beard or better. So my family thinks Im quite the hunter. At least they know I hunt a lot (I do, cant hide that.) But to my credit, I have bagged a turkey every year since 2012. But Ive only hunted in Florida. Gosh, I didnt even know people measured the beards. And I should mention, I started hunting turkeys after I got advice from Judge Tom Coleman. Ok, hes the man. Well use his advice. Judge Coleman shared, for starters, that there are no tips that can be hierarchically listed. Any element of a hunt done incorrectly can mess it up. Judge Coleman told me the TV show hunts can show you how to do it. They have great callers, use decoys, and show shot placement. The TV hunters may be hunting on a private ranch with a large population of turkeys, but nonetheless they must get the basics right. High game fences wont keep a turkey where he doesnt want to be, because they can fly. We should start at the beginning though, because before a successful sportsman or sportswoman can bag a turkey, they must find the turkey. Judge Coleman strongly advises pre-season scouting. The term pre-season scouting seems self-explanatory, but not really. For one thing, when scouting pre-season scouting, one must start the day early. Its important to be there when the turkeys are getting off of the roost. This is because they typically roost in the same trees. So if you know where they are at daybreak one day before the opening day, then its a safe assumption theyll be in the same area on opening day. Also, were using the phrase locating turkeys like everyone knows what that means. In case you dont, what we are referring to is when we quietly enter an area where turkeys may be present and blow a crow call or an owl call. This is done usually before sun rise. A gobbler on the roost will usually gobble back. When you hear the gobble, STOP and quietly leave. You now know where a gobbler turkey is located. Judge Coleman advises locating 3-4 turkeys before calling it a day. We need to locate several turkeys because on opening day, having a backup plan is good. Calls are usually divided into three categories: slate striker calls, box calls and diaphragm calls. Slate calls use a striker to scratch out hen notes. A box call is the easiest to use. The lid of the call is used to stroke out the hen yelp, along with purrs and clucks. The diaphragm call is the most difficult to use. The diaphragm call will reproduce the hen yelp, clucks, purrs and putts. It requires the call to be placed in the mouth. This call is considered hands free. Mastery of a diaphragm call is considered as the epitome of turkey calling. When choosing a shotgun (turkeys are best hunted with a shotgun), choose either a 12 gauge or 20 gauge. A 16 gauge also fits in this group quite well. Use turkey loads or number four shot up to number six shot. For shot placement, a head shot is way preferable to a body shot. Safe the tail feathers, beard and spurs for mounting later. Good hunting. COURTESYJudge Tom Coleman is pictured with an impressive gobbler harvested last year. Fishing clinics are for everyone


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 UF baseball walks off with sweep of RIGAINESVILLE Florida freshman Jordan Butlers walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Gators a 3-2 win over Rhode Island to sweep the weekend series against the Rams. With two outs, Butler got the call to pinch hit with runners on second and third. Butler pulled an inside fastball to the right side and Deacon Liput sprinted home from third to walk off with a win. Florida came to bat in the ninth trailing by a run but the veteran Gators came through. Jonathan India led off with a double and Deacon Liput followed with a RBI single to tie the game at 2-2. The Gators won the first game of the doubleheader 9-2. Tyler Dyson pitched 6.1 innings with one unearned run allowed. India, Austin Langworthy and JJ Schwarz each had a pair of RBI in the game.UF softball rallies on walk off vs. KentuckyGAINESVILLE The sec ond-ranked Florida softball team trailed No. 23 Kentucky for five total innings, but rallied in the seventh to win in walk-off fashion, 3-2, at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium Saturday night. The Gators (21-1, 2-0 SEC) trailed for the longest it has all season, but took advantage of batting last for the first time of the year. Sophia Reynoso led off with a single to right field and advanced into scor ing position after Hannah Adams sent a tapper back to the circle for the initial out. Amanda Lorenz tied up the game, 2-2, with a hard hit single up the middle and Kayli Kvistad drove in the game-winning run with her walk-off RBI single that scored DeWitt from second base to finish off the win over Kentucky (15-5, 0-2).FSU baseball drops both ends of doubleheaderWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. No. 4 Florida State (14-2) dropped both ends of a doubleheader Saturday at Wake Forest (7-9), losing the first game 4-3 on a walk-off home run and the second 8-1 at David F. Couch Ballpark. It was the first ACC series for each team. The Seminoles dropped its first game of the season on a walk-off two-run home run from Wake Forests DJ Poteet in game one. FSUs Rhett Aplin hit an RBI double in the top of the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie. The loss snapped FSUs season-opening win streak at 14 games, the fourth-longest to open a season in school history. Wake Forest used the momentum from the walk-off win in game one to score six runs off FSU starter Austin Pollock (2-1) and sweep the doubleheader with an 8-1 win in the nightcap. Pollock lasted just 1.1 innings, giving up seven hits and six earned runs in his first road start as a Seminole.FSU softball sweeps UNF, Alameda wins 600thJACKSONVILLE In her 10th season at Florida State and 15th as a head coach in Division I softball, Lonni Alameda earned win No. 600 on Saturday as No. 15 Florida State (18-6) earned a pair of wins over North Florida (1311) in a doubleheader at the UNF Softball Complex. The Seminoles shutout the Ospreys 13-0 in game one, before earning a 9-6 victory in game two. Alameda is now 600-302-2 in her head coaching career, including a 443-144-1 mark at the helm of Florida State. She is averaging 48 wins per year at FSU and has been named the ACC Coach of the Year in each of the last five seasons. I love what I do, said Alameda. Thats what makes this easy to pour my life into every day. Working with a great staff and so many amazing student-athletes makes it fun and so enjoyable to compete every season and grow the game. I dont really track these things and didnt really know this was coming up, but this is more of an accomplishment for the players on the field. Today, we were scrap py and competitive in both games and worked through some challenging situations. Looking forward to a little break before ACCs start next weekend.ROUNDUPBOYS WEIGHTLIFTINGIndians finish fourth at districts CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the ReporterCorey Dryden (left) and Jacquez Pelham (right) perform the clean and jerk during Fridays District 5-1A meet at Suwannee High School. Fort Whites weightlifting team placed fourth at the meet. The Indians were led by three second-place finishers in Stanley Maxwell (183pound weight class), Marc Conners (199) and Pelham (238). Six other Indians advanced to the Region 3-1A meet on Mar. 24 at Baker County, including Kannell Stewart (139), Josh Swayze (154), Samuel Aymond (154), Mason Manning (183), Williams McLaughlin (219) and Dryden (199). second-seeded Tennessee on Sunday in the championship game. Kentucky shot 64 percent from the field, up from its 42.6 percent clip against Georgia on Friday and its season average of 46.5. The Wildcats dominated on the defensive end as well, using its unmatched length to body up ninth-seeded Alabama (19-15) all game. Sexton, who beat Texas A&M with a last-second shot on Thursday and then led a second-half charge to beat Auburn on Friday, scored 21 points on 6-for14 shooting. John Petty added 18 points on 6-for-11 shooting. It did take a little toll on us, three games backto-back versus three great teams, Petty said. The Tide simply couldnt stop the Wildcats, especially from long range. Kentucky shot 12 of 18 on 3s and compiled 20 assists. Its probably not sustainable, but let me say this: The people that have watched this, do we rely on 3-point shots to win? coach John Calipari asked. We dont. If we make wow, we made 12, then were probably going to win by 20. in a mob on Columbias weight pad by all his teammates. That 670 total was also the most at the meet. On 300 I didnt quite get my grip wide enough coming back up on clean so it messed up my jerk, MacDonald said. I knew I could get it, it was just wrong on my grip, so I knew I could get 310. It was an emotional moment for MacDonald as teammates and coaches swarmed him when he finished. His 670 total helped Columbia finish in second place with 50 points, 21 behind champion Lincoln. Whenever a guy is going for their personal-best and one of the highest in the meet, they all get around and start cheering and getting hyped. Its nice, MacDonald said. Along with MacDonald, Ayden Masters (169) and Kaden Jones (183) also won district titles. All 11 of the Tigers lifters finished in the top six in their respective weight classes to advance to the Region 2-2A meet on Mar. 21, which will be right back at Columbia. Columbia just edged Gainesville, which finished in third with 46 points. Five lifters took home district championships for Lincoln to create enough distance for the title. It was the first time in Brian Allens seven-year tenure as head coach that the Tigers didnt take home the district crown. For me looking at Lincoln, (Quinn) Gray stepped in last year as the head guy and obviously weightlifting has become an emphasis of importance over there, Allen said. They came out today and I dont think Lincoln has ever beaten us in weightlifting but they did today. Its a little bit of a blow but knowing we were young this year, the biggest thing is some guys that would have been lifting today didnt because of injuries or different things. Every now and then you have a year that you have to regroup, redevelop and that next year is usually right back where you were. Masters benched 285 pounds on his second attempt and then missed 290 on his third. But he came back and nailed all three of his clean and jerks, finishing with a 245 best for a 530 total. That was enough to win the district title, 20 pounds more than Lincolns David McRoy. Masters 245 clean and jerk tied a personal-record he set last week, a huge improvement from the beginning of the season he could only put up 185 pounds. I really didnt think Id take first place. I figured Id place but not first, Masters said. There were no surprises for Jones, who won his weight class by an astounding 105 pounds. He benched 370 pounds and finished with a 655 total after a clean and jerk of 285 pounds, despite missing his final two attempts of 300 and 305. Jones 655 total was only topped by MacDonald on the afternoon. Thats not what I wanted. I want to keep improving each week. I got 670 last week and 655 was not what I wanted but Ill get back in the weight room and work on my technique. Ill go back at it at regionals. UK Continued From 1BCOLLEGE BASKETBALLHot-shooting sends Tennessee to SEC finalBy KURT VOIGTAssociated PressST. LOUIS Admiral Schofield insists Tennessees play in the Southeastern Conference Tournament isnt about validating the schools remarkable and surprising regular season. Rather, trying to win the Volunteers first tournament championship in almost 40 years is always where the Tennessee junior expected to be even when the Rocky Top faithful were disappointed by a preseason pick of 13th in the SEC. Tennessee will have that chance at its first conference tournament title since 1979, courtesy of an 84-66 win over Arkansas in the semifinals on Saturday. The No. 13 Volunteers (25-7) showed off for all the SEC to see against the sixth-seeded Razorbacks, putting on a shooting exhibition in the first half and setting up a third meeting this season with Kentucky in Sundays championship game. We just have a standard were trying to play toward, Schofield said. The biggest thing is we try to go out to every game with that mindset, like were trying to perfect our standard. We havent done that yet, so were still a hungry team. We still want more. Tennessee shared the SECs regular-season title with No. 16 Auburn, doing so after being picked to finish next to last in the league during the preseason. The Volunteers won their opening tournament game over Mississippi State, and they continued their recent hot streak against sixth-seeded Arkansas (23-11) winning their sixth straight and for the 13th time in their last 15 games. Jordan Bone set the tone for Tennessees first-half shooting exhibition and finished with 19 points. The sophomore scored 17 of his points in the first half, during which the Volunteers hit 11 of their first 12 shots and 19 of 25 (76 percent) overall while building a 48-29 halftime lead. Schofield added 16 points for Tennessee, while Grant Williams, Kyle Alexander and James Daniel III finished with 12 points apiece. But it was Bone who left the weary Razorbacks search for answers in the first half, hitting 7 of 7 from the field and all of his 3-point attempts. He finished 8 of 11 from the field and his three 3-pointers were a part of an overall 11-of-17 shooting effort from behind the arc for the Volunteers. First half, we arguably played the best basketball we have all year, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said. Jordan Bone was terrific, and the team feeds off him when hes out there playing with the speed and quickness that he has. Daryl Macon scored 19 points to lead the sixth-seeded Razorbacks, who had won eight of their previous 10 games. Jaylen Barford added 14, and Anton Beard and Darious Hall had 11 each in the loss. Arkansas closed to within nine points early in the second half, but it was unable to climb all the way back from Tennessees first-half barrage. TIGERS Continued From 1BJORDAN KROEGER/Lake City ReporterPeyton MacDonald (from left), Kaden Jones and Ayden Masters all won district titles for the Tigers.


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6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 TM Save the Date FOR THE dropped pop up by third baseman Tate Worrell and a collision in shallow right field between Gustavson and right fielder Cole Frier. Both players left the game as a result of the play. Rozars RBI single in the fifth pushed Vanguards lead to 7-0. It was a bad game from start to finish as far as physical play. Weve got to be able to catch a fly ball, Thomas said. I dont care where the ball is, you have to be able to catch a baseball. If you cant catch a baseball youre giving more opportunities to a team thats not bad. Theyre a pretty good baseball team. Caleb Strickland, who had two of his teams three hits, delivered a two-RBI single in the bottom half of the fifth with the bases loaded to finally get Columbia on the scoreboard. But that burst of life was short-lived as Worrell was thrown out at third base on the play to end the frame on a very questionable call, as it looked like he was safe. Sammy Walker scored on a bases-loaded walk in the seventh and Clayton Steinruck raced home for the final run on a passed ball with Keibert Medina on the mound in relief. Dylan Blair then represented the tying run at the plate, but he grounded out to second to end the game. Were not hitting well right now. Were a good hitting ball team thats not hitting well and thats a little bit surprising considering where we were at the beginning of the year, Thomas said. Typically the arms are ahead of the bats and we were the complete opposite. Were pressing a little bit, having guys that are taking swings that are not conducive to what theyre seeing.CHS loses to Belleview on SaturdayColumbias rally came up short again on Saturday, losing to Belleview 4-3 on the road. The Rattlers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning against Tigers starting pitcher Daveion Love, who pitched five innings and struck out six. He walked four and gave up four hits but only one earned run, as one error in the second inning led to three unearned. Columbia scored three runs in the fourth on a 2-RBI double by Dylan Blair and an RBI single by Lance Minson. DISTRICT Continued From 1BPhotos by BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbias Cal Gilliam pitches against Vanguard on Friday night. LEFT: Columbia shortstop Dylan Blair fires a throw to first base for an out. RIGHT: Columbia left fielder stands on second base after a successful steal. Monday: Columbia softball at Buchholz, 7 p.m. Columbia track & field at Bradford Invitational Tuesday: Fort White baseball hosts Trenton, 7 p.m. Thursday: Columbia baseball hosts Clay, 6 p.m. Friday: Columbia baseball hosts St. Augustine, 4 p.m. Columbia track & field at Friday Knight Invite Saturday: Fort White track & field at Bob Hayes Invite at Raines High, 8 a.m. Columbia baseball hosts Atlantic Coast, 12 p.m.PREP SKEDRegistration underway for travel girls volleyballRegistration is now under way for travel girls volleyball teams, ages 7-11 and 12-15. They will be competing in the Act For League in Alachua. Practices will be held twice weekly at the local club and all games will be played in Alachua and High Springs. Spaces are limited and fees are $60. Contact the Boys Club at 386-752-41-84 for more information. The deadline to register is Mar. 14.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 Mar. 24 at the CHS Stadium. The course is a 5K Double loop that stays on campus. Register at http://www.get


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Neal Dunn, who represents portions of Columbia County, has urged Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to block the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposal to list the Panama City crayfish as threatened on the List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Currently, the Panama City crayfish is protect ed as a State Species of Special Concern by Floridas Endangered and Threatened Species Rule. Dunn wrote a letter in opposition to the proposed listing for inclusion in the public comments that USFWS has solicited. Working under threat of further litigation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hastily proposed a rule that erroneously used survey data on the presence of crayfish at a particular location as a substitute for scientific assessment of population size, Dunn wrote. Among other deficiencies in the USFWS review for the species and proposed rule, the misuse of available data resulted in an inaccurate assessment of population size In accordance with a 2011 legal settlement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was required to produce a listing determination for the Panama City crayfish by Dec. 29, 2017. USFWS is on-schedule to officially list the species by January 2019. I also encourage you to consider more closely the conservation measures Florida has diligently undertaken with regard to the Panama City crayfish, and allow continued management of the species by Floridians under their successful regime rather than by the Federal Government under its failed Endangered Species Act, Dunn added. Local leaders have expressed concerns about the consequences of this proposed listing on economic development in Bay County. It is also difficult to properly identify the Panama City crayfish because it is one of 11 species of crayfish found in the area. Dunn will continue to fight to defund the USFWS listing in the Fiscal Year 2019 Department of the Interior funding bill.Dunn fights to keep crayfish conservation a local effort Dunn Every sport. Every play. Every day.Lake City Reporter


W EEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 1117, 2018 BUSINESS LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER 3C ARNP-C 1140 SW Bascom Norris Dr., Suite 104 Lake City, FL 32025 386-719-6500 Most Insurance Accepted all of which Wurn rented. Now that he is nearing 70 he said he no longer has time to manage the properties, which take up roughly a block of downtown Lake City from West Duval to McFarlane Avenue. Wurn said he anticipat ed the properties would be bought together at auction and quipped, Its nice to own a whole city block. The homes historic background, tied to John Paul, is one of Wurns main selling points, but there is some debate surrounding the topic. A brief history of the Paul legacy was outlined by Rick Paul, a descen dant of the historical fig ure John Paul, who was described as a fr eewheeling late-19th century saw mill tycoon whose industry pervaded the area in the 1890s. Rick Paul said his distant grandfather made his way to America from Europe, growing up penniless in Scotland, and later capi talized on what amounted then to a mechanical engi neering degree. Running sawmills and working on steam loco motives, the height of Industrial Revolution-era technology, he said John Paul settled in the Midwest and then started buying instead of running. A hundred twenty years ago he was doing things now mega corporation are doing, Rick Paul said. They were extremely wealthy back in the day. He set up operations in Watertown, soon turn ing the surrounding area into a veritable company town with its own bank that minted currency, Paul said. It was all due to the luscious timber that predomi nated the area. W urn said John Paul essentially owned the majority of what is now known as the Osceola Forest. This is incredible, hes like a Gatsby, he had like the largest lumber operation on the Mississ ippi up in Missouri, Wurn said. T here is a question regarding which Paul actually owned and occupied the home soon to go up for auction, though. Rick Paul said his ances tor, the wealthy sawmill bar on John Paul, died in 1909 after leaving the area for the West Coast. Wurn said he gathered information about the homes history from a local historian. The confusion seemed to arise from the account of the story Wurn was told, which Rick Paul said incorrectly stated that the wealthy industrialist was named AG Paul when it was actually his father, John Paul. Rick Paul said his dis tant grandfather died in 1909 and could not have purchased and lived in the home in 1919 as stated in Wurns account. His son AG Paul, howev er, did return to purchase the home in the following years, he said. AUCTIONContinued From 1CGoss cooks at Super Bowl, Food Network festivalFrom staff reportsChef Laura Fowler Goss of Branford traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota, for Super Bowl LII in early February. Upon returning, it wasnt long before she was invit ed to participate in Food Network and Cooking Channels South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami Beach. Goss traveled to Miami Beach as a member of Operation BBQ Reliefs team, as they competed in a fan-favorite barbecue com petition hosted by Iron Chef Michael Symon. With experi ence in the transportation hospi tality industry, Goss now enjoys traveling and particularly likes showcasing exquisite food design through her culinary expertise and business. At Bullseye Event Group, The Players Tailgate, an annual SuperBowl party, Goss was a par t of the six person leadership team, responsible for 26 culinary intern students, 2,500 guests and a number of celebrity chefs and restaurateurs. Working Thursday morning through midday Sunday, Goss assisted in preparing an extensive menu of: kimchi korean fried chicken sliders; Wagyu beef sliders with truffle sauce; an elaborate brunch bar; fresh hot doughnuts and dessert bar; northern smoked fish and duck with roasted vegetables; authen tic middle eastern cuisine; a BBQ buf fet, including two 150-pound whole hogs; and fresh seafood, including king crab, snow crab legs, oysters on the half shell, sushi, sashimi, poke and shrimp galore. No guest left hungry. TV chef Guy Fieri was pleased and impressed with the food quality and taste, the set-up displays and the chef team, giving pr ops to the leadership group and high fives all around. You all made my recipes come to life, Fieri was reported as saying. Goss was directly responsi ble for several of Fieris signa ture dishes, and managed Brian Malarkeys food pr eparation. The group responsible for the barbecue station was Operation BBQ Relief. Their offerings of beef, pork, turkey, sides and whole hogs was immense. Because of the work of Goss, alongside the OBR team at The Players Tailgate, she was invited to participate in the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. OBR was offered a booth at SOBE due to their impact with disaster victims and first responders. Since May 2011, 6,513 vol unteers have spent 248 days deployed, serving 44 communi ties in 24 states, serving 1,751,692 meals. Most recently the group served in Santa Rosa County, California, Southwest Florida and the Keys, and Houston after disasters devastated the areas. It was an incredible honor to stand alongside this group of selfless volunteers and people making an impact with a hug, handshake, prayer and hot meal to those affected and all of the first responders after hurricanes, fires, floods and other natural disasters, Goss said.COURTESYLaura Fowler Goss of Branford and members of the Operation BBQ Relief team prepared meals at the Super Bowl and the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Their offerings of beef, pork, turkey, sides and whole hogs was immense.


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The Parade of Homes at one time was 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 has started the 2018 year at a record clip. Permits for newhome construction have totaled 50 permits pulled in Columbia County from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28, Zecher said. By comparison, in the entire year of 2012, there were only 55 permits pulled during the entire 12-month period. 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 twil JESSICA DEMERS/Lake City ReporterLake City Reporter Publisher Todd Wilson speaks at the Columbia County Builders Association luncheon Thursday as part of the organizations unveiling of this springs Parade of Homes. 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LIFE Lake City Reporterwww.lakecityreporter.comSunday, March 11, 2018Section D Story ideas? Contact Editor Robert Heads or Tales,RESTAURANT IS SPOT ONIn 1999, Phil, Toni and James Crenshaw were living in New Port Richey and came to visit friends who worked at Ichetucknee Springs State Park. They loved the area, and when they spotted a small restaurant for sale in Lake City, moving here became a reality. Six weeks later they moved in, cleaned up the place and opened on James 13th birthday, Aug. 23, 1999. Although small, seating 45, it quickly caught on with Lake City seafood lovers. Two years later they bought the building next door and expanded seating to 170 with an expanded bar ar ea. Their goal was to relate the menu and atmosphere to our local culture and outdoor scene. Phil and Toni have been in the food industry most of their lives. Tonis dad owned Tonys Steak House in Lanse, Michigan, and Phil grew up working in various Jacksonville and New Por t Richey restaurants. After James graduated from college, he came back to join them in Lake City. These three make an awesome team. When Phish Tales is open, one of them will be there, always checking to make sure you have everything you need. The menu has been revised over the years based on their creativity and the customers likes. The use of Ph in all words that start with F has numerous explanations, including Philip picked something gross to aggravate everyone to a yarn about a talking phish. Whatever it was, Phabulous Phood, Phunny Name has worked for the Cr enshaws. James says the most popular food item is the chicken wings served with celery, ranch or blue cheese, and you choose from either hot, medium, mild, nuke, garlic, sweet heat or Asian Fire. Ten pieces are $9.95, 16 pieces $14.95, 25 pieces $23.95 and 50 pieces $47.95. I agree these are some of the best wings ever and they have been voted Lake Citys Best of the Best Wings. The next most popular dish is the phish tacos. You wont leave hungry after these delicious phishes. You get three cornmeal cr usted Swai fillets with jalapeo corn relish, chipotle aioli and shredded lettuce piled onto a war m corn tortilla ($9.95). The third most popular dish is the 9-ounce top sirloin ($12.99) and it includes choice of potato, rice, cheese grits or veggie, house salad, Caesar salad. Every day youll find a daily special at lunch and dinner. Items like meatloaf with mashed potatoes, AUCE Catphish, slow-roasted prime rib, country fried steak, my favorite Taco Tuesday Tex Mex choices of chimichangas, fajitas, quesadillas or nachos, and the deliciousness goes on and on. The Small Bites menu has some of my favorites. Lacey and Monica see me coming in the door and they know I want my halfpound peel and eat shrimp ser ved hot with Old Bay seasoning with tartar and cocktail sauce on the side accompanied by lemon and Captains Wafers. The reason I like these so much is that there are very few places you can get this dish that isnt frozen, shriveled up, tasteless shrimp. Even if I get them at Publix and they steam them with Old Bay, they are still not like the plump and delicious ones here. Sometimes I get the pound so that I can take home leftovers and make another meal with them. Im pretty much addicted to them. Other Small Bites that are all delicious are conch fritters, corn nuggets ($5.50), cheese sticks ($6.50), fried pickles ($6.50), crispy alligator bites (market price), jalapeo poppers ($6.95), mahi-mahi bites (market price), baked crab dip ($10.95), etc. How about mixed seafood grill skewers for $9.95, which is catphish, mahi-mahi and shrimp grilled to per fection brushed with bourbon BBQ sauce and ser ved on a bed of crispy onion straws, then drizzled with ranch? Im going to try this on my next visit. My Small Bites favorites now are the conch fritters and Kimberlynne loves the cheese sticks and corn nuggets. There are a number of baskets, all served with fries and slaw. You can choose from clam strips ($9.95), chicken bites ($9.50), Phish Fingers, shrimp, bone-in catphish ($9.50), plus gator bites and mahi bites at market price. Salads include spinach, Caesar, house and club salad, and Kimberlynnes favorite, the Phiesta Chicken Salad served in a tortilla bowl with buffalo chicken bites over shredded lettuce, onions, peppers, pico and cheese ($9.99). Will often chooses the Philly wrap with his choice of beef, chicken or shrimp with onions, peppers and cheese in a tortilla wrap ($9.99). James says the most popular sandwich is the 6-ounce burger made from fresh Black Angus beef and served with buffalo sauce and crumbled blue cheese on a butter toasted bun with lettuce, tomato and crispy onion straws ($11.05). Other favorites are the Greuben ($9.50), the Bobber ($9.50) roast beef on grilled rye with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and mayo, or how about a country fried pork chop sandwich ($9.50) and all are served with chips or fries and a pickle spear. The menu just keeps on going, but in addition, they serve a daily special, which is posted when you come in the front door at lunchtime and the special at night is on each table. These are the ones where the chefs imagination takes over with a popular dish, e.g. Charleston style shrimp and grits made with Tasso ham cream sauce, smoked gouda and stone ground grits. In January of this year, Jon Taffer and his crew from the television show Bar Rescue arrived at Phish Heads to film a makeover of the restaurant. He had been in Jacksonville last summer and was checking potential makeovers in the area and called James with the offer. They were here televising from noon on a Thursday till 6 p.m. on Saturday and in 36 hours they changed the floors, the wall dcor, painting, bar-top, lighting and revised the menu. James said that they werent allowed to even drive by during the renovations. The Bar Rescue show will air sometime this summer. The restaurant name changed during this time to Phish Tales. I love the new name. We all know how those fishermen are always entertaining us with the tales of the one that got away. The bar is a major attraction and is about 30 percent of their business. James has had an interest in craft beer and youll find the 15 draft beers available on tap with choices constantly changing. Halpatter Br ewery is creating a Phish Tales craft beer that will soon be available only at the restaurant. Youll also find interesting bar choices, e.g. Largemouth Punch, Dark & Stormy, Neptunes Bounty, Desert Spice Margarita, Cool Spiced Rum and Fishing Lime Shot. The favorite dessert is the key lime cheesecake made daily by Amy Strickland, bartender. Amy is the former owner of The Cakery and twotime participant on Food Network competitions. James has also appeared on Cutthroat Kitchens. Their award-winning talent helped Phish Tales be chosen the Best Restaurant in the Lake City Repor ters 2017 Best of the Best competition. Watch for new menu items being considered, e.g. new types of salads, adding a taco menu and a craft burger menu. Ill see you there, but please dont ask for one of my shrimp. Genie Norman is a Columbia County resident who loves good food and fun. Her column appears twice a month.TASTE BUDDIES Genie NormanTasteBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.comPhotos by CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City ReporterPhilip Crenshaw (from left), Toni Crenshaw and James Crenshaw are the faces behind Phish Tales. Philip and Toni first opened a restaurant in Lake City in 1999, called Phish Heads. It soon caught on with seafood lovers and is now called Phish Tales after the restaurant was chosen for the TV show Bar Rescue. The bar is a major attraction at Phish Tales and is about 30 percent of their business. There are draft beers on tap with choices constantly changing. The most popular food item is the chicken wings served with celery, ranch or blue cheese, and you choose from either hot, medium, mild, nuke, garlic, sweet heat or Asian Fire. D1


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LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 3D Singer Mark Stein of V anilla Fudge is 71. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 68. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 68. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 67. Actress Susan Richardson (Eight Is Enough) is 66. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine (American Idol) is 65. Singer Pete Droge is 49. SUNDAY CROSSWORD CHARACTER BUILDINGBY BYRON WALDEN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZNo. 0304RELEASE DATE: 3/11/2018 ACROSS1 Where Napoleon died in exile9 Pursues, as a hunch15 Assails with emails20 Pauses for service21 Demi with the 2012 hit Give Your Heart a Break22 Droid with a holographic projector, informally23 Equally pensive?25 Heaven forbid!26 Foldable beds27 Witticism28 Canadas largest brewer29 Daschles successor as Senate majority leader30 Commit a peccadillo?33 Mo. with Constitution Day34 ____ calling36 Irish John37 Part of E.S.L.: Abbr.38 Shoot off39 Break down, in a way43 1980s-2000s Texas senator Phil45 Beyond passionate47 Perform the hit Things I Should Have Said?52 Symbol over 9 or 0 on a keyboard, for short53 Pet portal54 Horror, e.g.55 The Police frontman filming a shampoo commercial?60 Golden State, informally61 The night before, to a hard partier?62 Whimsical63 Bolted64 ____ autumn, and a clear and placid day: Wordsworth65 All-inclusive66 Tying packages, securing helium balloons, etc.?73 Lessens in force75 Flirtatious quality76 Throng77 The Beatles showing absolute amazement?81 Martial art with bamboo swords82 Ketel One rival, familiarly83 Selling point84 Handholds while slow-dancing85 The Walking Dead channel87 Headey of Game of Thrones89 Salon offering, familiarly90 Important but sometimes ignored piece93 First weapons used in a knife fight?99 Yoga pose101 Oxygen-reliant organism102 Oh-so-handsome103 Jungian souls104 Disney bear105 Surprising group of suspects?108 Endorse digitally109 Baby, baby, baby!110 Lean fillet, as of lamb111 Walk Away ____ (1966 hit)112 Enthusiastic consent113 The 15:17 to Paris director, 2018 DOWN1 Doesnt pay2 ____ track3 Metaphoric acknowledgment4 Shared values5 Performance for which one might grab a chair6 Tridactyl birds7 Blood type modifier, for short8 Waste receptacle9 Astronauts Bean and Shepard10 Mag featuring Fun Fearless Females11 Clair Huxtable or Peg Bundy12 Browns13 Nonprescription, briefly14 Drama with many fans15 Katey who played Peg Bundy16 Parts of math textbooks17 When duelers may meet18 Beginning of the German workweek19 Like chimneys24 Truckload28 Island veranda30 Barfly31 Kind of lily32 School closing?35 Snapchat posting, for short38 One seeing ghosts39 Including40 Michael who wrote The Neverending Story41 Things that clash in Washington42 Pouty exclamation44 No ____45 Rap sound46 The 48th star47 Woodland god48 Do with a pick, maybe49 Briefly50 The Theme Park Capital of the World51 German border river52 Quaint dismissals53 Tech-news website56 Hypotheticals57 Take with force58 Bears ____ (national monument in Utah)59 Messenger ____67 Post-op stop68 One releasing a dove in the Bible69 Food-truckmenu item70 Not tricked by71 Advance look, say72 Film for which Adrien Brody won Best Actor74 Park it78 Honestly79 Verdant spot80 Last Chinese dynasty81 Not be serious84 ____ Just Not That Into You (2009 rom-com)85 Relaxing86 Catch in The Old Man and the Sea88 Title family name in old TV89 Hawthorne heroine90 Snapped out of it91 Out of control?92 Showed shock93 Cossack weapon94 Crash into the side of, informally95 Marshal96 You follow?97 Fancy soirees98 Old record co. conglomerate100 Strength103 Celebrated boxing family105 Edamame source106 Alternative to caf107 ____ long way 12345678 910111213141516171819 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 3132 33 3435 36 37 38 3940414243 44 4546 47 48 495051 52 53 54 55 56 57585960 61 62 63 64 65 66 6768697071 72 73 74 75 76 77 787980 81 82 83 84 8586 87 88 89 909192 93 94 95969798 99100 101 102 103 104 105106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). Answer to last Sundays CrosswordCELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS FIFESWATSMAKESCAB ERRORKEYUPIRATEOXO GEORGIANERAKESHABIG BENTONTSKNATHANHALE EBAYMUSHWADEINELLY RIGPISTACHIOSAORTAS TEEODEAHALFLUB PTAGRATEKILTJEW WASSAILENIDORESASH EYESTRAINFIGMENTRCA RECTOCHERTUBAASFOR EARCDTOWERSURFNTURF OYEHEAPCOLTMODELTS NETITISADIOSRIM SPEDNEEOVENSLR ACCESSASTOUNDINGCUE DOURTOPTENIAMSTHRU DADBLASTEDBCCICEMEN OCDIBSENCREAMCHEESE NHLALISTHENNAANAIS SKYMEETSIDESTDARN HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LASTARIES (March 21-April 19): Youll be missing information pertinent to making a good decision. If uncertainty sets in, pause and reconsider your options. If you dont like what you see, look for alternate ways to deal with matters. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Not everyone will like what you are doing or saying, but the results you get will help you build a much better future for you and those who count on you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your imagination will take you down an unforgiving path. Dont give in to someone making promises that could separate you from your hard-earned cash. Work toward inner growth and physical improvements. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Ask questions if you want to clear up an issue thats bothering you. Greater concerns will surface if someone becomes hostile or unwilling to offer you legitimate answers. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Someone is likely to withhold information from you. Dont make a decision without getting all the facts first. Relying on someone else to come through for you will lead to disappointment. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Its good to socialize, but dont get roped into paying for something you dont want to do. Spending quality time with a good friend, family member or loved one will be cost-efficient and bring you closer together. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Refuse to play into someones emotional mind games. Get out of the house if it will help you put an end to a situation that is toxic or heading in that direction. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A day trip will do you good. Reach out to someone you enjoy spending time with and youll come up with a plan that will give you something to look forward to. An opportunity to learn something will come in handy. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Youll face opposition from someone older than you. Dont let anyone railroad you into something you dont want to do or that will stand in the way of you reaching your personal goals. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Look at the broad picture and consider if what you are seeing is worth your while. Dont hesitate to back out of an agreement if things dont wind up being as positive as promised. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Look for signs and listen carefully to what someone tells you. If you plan to lend a helping hand, be sure you understand the dynamics of the situation and the consequences that will unfold if you misjudge or make a mistake. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take better care of yourself, your dreams and your future. Get the rest you need and dont turn down a chance to enjoy a little pampering. DEAR ABBY: My 92-year-old mother lives alone, still drives and manages by herself with a feral cat she took in. Shes dealing with heart failure, but doing well on her meds. I am 70, an only child, married, retired and live six hours away. We go to see her four times a year and stay for a week in our RV. We talk on the phone once a week and email a couple times in between phone calls. Mom says shes staying in her house as long as she is able. She has nice neighbors who will do anything for her plus a lawn/snow service. We have told her shes welcome to come live with us, but she loves her independence and has the cat to take car e of. She goes to her church group, senior citizens group and gets her nails done ever y three weeks. Shes busier than I am socially. But I feel consumed by guilt that shes so far away and afraid that each visit may be our last. My husband says he isnt moving, and he has his own activities and health issues. He doesnt want to stay with Mom more than a week because we end up watching QVC with her all afternoon. When we left last week, she said, My friends told me I hardly ever see you, and I hope you can come more often. I dont know what to do. Am I doing enough? We pay her taxes and phone/cable/internet and any big bills (car repairs). But Im not there to drop in the way most of her friends children do, who never moved away after high school. GUILT-RIDDEN IN MARYLAND DEAR GUILTRIDDEN: You are doing as much as you can for your mother. Her friends should not judge because their family situations are not the same as yours. You stated that you email her in between phone calls. Ask your mother if she would be open to video chatting (Skype, FaceTime, etc.) in between those phone calls. That way you could see each others faces, and it might help her feel less distant from you. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have only recently recovered financially from the economy crashing. W e lost our car, our home and filed bankruptcy. Thankfully, we now have some savings and no debt other than our new home. It has been 10 years since we had a r eal vacation, so we are planning a cr uise. My problem is I mentioned it to some friends and family members. Four of them have now asked us to bring back souvenirs for them. I feel its pr esumptuous. I dont want to spend my vacation running around buying other people stuff. Am I being overly sensitive or are they being impolite? And how can I politely r efuse? FRUSTRATED IN THE USA DEAR FRUSTRATED: You are not overly sensitive. Tell those folks that your excursion schedule will be tight and you wont have time to do much shopping even for yourselves. Its the truth, Ill bet. P.S. And when you return, be discreet about flashing any souvenirs you pick up for yourselves along the way! Guilt weighs down daughter of independent elderly momDEAR ABBY Abigail Van


4D SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 LIFE LAKE CITY REPORTER FAMILY FEATURES A fter a long winter cooped up indoors, spring is the perfect time to start re-imagining your home and making upgrades that create a fresh, welcoming vibe. These project ideas some big, some small can help breathe new life into your home so youre ready to enjoy your favorite rooms to the fullest.Air it outMonths of closed windows and doors can make any room feel dusty and stale. As soon as temperatures allow, throw open the windows and skylights to let the fresh air chase away the remnants of winter. Its a perfect time to launder window treatments and clean area rugs. After a few passes with a carpet cleaner, allow rugs to air-dry outdoors. If youre considering an update to the overall decor, changing new look. Just donate the used drapes and rugs after cleaning instead of bringing them back into the room.Shift your outlookWhen contemplating changes to a rooms aesthetic, most and accessories. As some homeowners are discovering, theres a whole other space waiting to be discovered. The design opportunities. Whether youre seeking more natural light, access to fresh air, a sense of spaciousness or a way to bring sophistication to a room, a skylight may be just the solution. For example, splash of color just where you least expect it, and theyre blinds and installation are eligible for a 30 percent tax credit. Learn more at to perfectionOver time, once cheerful walls can grow dull. Create a livelier ambiance with a fresh coat of paint, either in the same shade or something completely new. If youre not sure exactly where to start, tackle the project room by room. To choose the right hue, select a favorite item in the room, such as an heirloom throw blanket or a piece of wall art, and consider color shades that complement the item well. Make whats old new againSometimes a fresh perspective is as simple as rearranging a become almost an afterthought because theyve been in place so long. Try moving things around to create new conversation groupings or to highlight a piece that has been tucked away in the shadows. An updated arrangement may inspire to you add and embellish with some simple new accessories or accent pieces for a room that only looks brand new.Get earth smartWith all of the new growth and hues of green that abound during spring, its natural to be more mindful of the environment. Earth-friendly upgrades like switching out energy conservation: Look for ways to maximize natural light for heat and to brighten rooms. Well-placed windows and skylights can harness energy naturally, so you can minimize your reliance on electricity for comfort and convenience. 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your 5th Wall1. Start with a smooth canvas. This means eliminating any details like popcorn ceilings or other texturing that may appear dated and dingy. 2. Add some color. Bring character to the room by adding color to the ceiling that complements the traditional walls for a cohesive look. If you have eaves, dormers or other architectural elements, consider painting some and leaving others white for variety and added dimension. 3. Introduce natural light. When it comes from above, natural light brightens a room in a whole new way. An option like a Velux skylight is a sensible of ways to customize the and functional needs. 4. Enhance with accessories. Both practical and attractive, blinds are a good idea for a skylight. They let you control the light, such as blocking out harsh rays during the heat of the day but letting the gentle evening light illuminate the room. In addition to choosing a style and color that complements the room decor, also look for features such as remote-control operation and room-darkening textiles. 5. Get creative. Treating your ceiling like a wall opens virtually endless possibilities. Especially if you have some unique architectural features, you can highlight them by adding special touches such as built-in shelves for extra storage or new place to nurture lush house plants. The BEST partner to your morning coffee. very Call to subscribe today!