By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comAfter leaving his 10 a.m. interview, Jack McClellans plans for the day consisted of going to workout and later to get a few groceries. So goes the life of a hometown gold medal discus and shot put competitor in senior games held across the state. McClellan admitted hes temporarily taking it slow while he recovers from a major shoulder tear. Staying away from surgery, he opted for physical therapy and now says hes about 75 percent recovered. Now in his mid-70s he declined to state his exact age McClellan said he began participating in official senior games 14 years ago. He said he competes in four local tournaments a year. The games are an official state endeavor and can be found in a number of cities. Theyre administered by the Florida Sports Foundation and are called the Florida Senior Games Series, with a sanctioned national championship held each year based on the results of the local qualifiers. McClellans qualifiers of choice COREY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterJack McClellan is pictured with his two gold medals from a recent event, along with his shot put and discus.Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, M A RCH 22, 2018 | Y OUR COMMUNITY NEWSPA PER S INCE 1874 | $1.00 LA KECITY REPOR T ER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 254 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Obituar ies . . . . . . 5A P uzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advic e & Comics . . 3B A visit from the mayorMonday Munchers, 6A. 63 36Sunny Gun restrictions wont go on November ballot, Story below + PLUS >> Scrabble tourney at Club HouseLOCAL MacDonald takes regional titleWEIGHTLIFTINGSee P age 1B See P age 2A %1.25APY*2018 Business Market Specialrffntrbtrnt rfntbnrrrrrrrfrrf rrrtrffrnrrrrrrbbbbbbfrfrrt rbbbbbbtrbbtbbbbbrbtbbtbbbbbbbrttbbbbbbbbrbbrf rfrrrrffrrrrrf frrrrrfrrrfrrrrrrrrrrfrnfr f Meet Your Neighbor is an occasional feature meant to introduce readers to interesting or notable local residents who might not otherwise find themselves in the public eye. EditorMEET YOUR NEIGHBORCounty health picture darkensBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comColumbia County is ranked 60th among Floridas 67 counties in the 2018 County Health Rankings released this week. The rankings, compiled by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, take into account more than 30 health factors and health outcome statistics based on health behaviors, social and economic factors, length and quality of life to determine the rankings. Columbia County was ranked 57th last year, but fell three spots this year. In 2016 Columbia County was ranked 54th. While Columbia County had 9,600 premature deaths per 100,000 (deaths before the age of 75), the number remained constant from the previous year. However, the countys adult smoking rate increased to 22 percent, while last year it was at 18 percent. The adult smoking rate had steadily dropped from 25 percent in 2013. Columbia falls to 60th in rankings, from 57th. HEALTH continued on 5A Econ chief has buckled downWhat do you think?Let us know in a Letter to the Editor. S ee 4A. Showing improvement after 4 years on job, says county.By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comNearly four years into the job, the person charged with bringing growth and prosperity to the community is showing promise, according to his just-released yearly evaluation. Columbia County Economic Development Director Glenn Hunter has earned praise from both the city manager and Florida Gateway College president for improvements hes made over the last year. The evaluation, dated Feb. 8 but released Tuesday, gives Hunter an overall rating of seven out of 10 for the period between October 2016 and September 2017, compared to the five out of 10 he got previously. In individual categories, Hunter earned a seven out of 10 in work knowledge, work quality, work quantity and judgment used in carrying out job assignments. In the categories of public relations, cooperation and attendance and dependability, he earned an eight out of 10. In a Feb. 6 email to County Manager Ben Scott included with the evaluation, City Manager Wendell Johnson wrote that Hunter appears to have buckled down to business during the last year and seems to Senior games keep him going strong ECON continued on 3A HunterStill Hunter has failed to bring career-track jobs to the county during his tenure, while low-paying retail and food service opportunities are plentiful. NEIGHBOR continued on 5A Gun restrictions wont go on November ballot By DARA KAMThe News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE --Floridians wont have to decide whether the state should ban semi-automatic weapons --or to weigh in on other gun-related restrictions --after the Constitution Revision Commission rejected attempts to debate the proposals Wednesday. BALLOT continued on 5A CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City ReporterFALSE ALARMLCF D responds t o a false alarm at Publix on West U. S. Highway 90 late Wednesday morning. The cause was a faulty smoke detector, an employee said. A3
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LEFT: Steve Smith and Leecie Dunn study the Scr abble board during Tuesda y nights tour nament. DARRYL CHANDLER/Special to the ReporterChief takes the pulpitLCP D Chief Ar gatha Gilmore preaches Tuesda y night at the Western Florida Jurisdiction Womens Convention at Miracle Taber nacle Church in Lake City. The c onvention continues through Friday. Tenebrae service set for Good FridayCovenant First Presbyterian Church invites the community to A Service of Darkness on Good Friday, March 30, at 7:30 pm. The service, entitled, Hear Us, Holy Jesus, is by Douglas E. Wagner. Bill Poplin will be directing the 24-voice choir. There will be scripture readings, congregational responses, and choral meditations. After each meditation the sanctuary will be darkened a little. The Tenebrae Service dates from the 6th century. It is a dramatic service to remember the death and passion of Jesus Christ. The literal translation of the Latin word tenebrae is shadows; thus the service moves from light to darkness. In the early church it was celebrated on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Holy Week. The purpose of the Tenebrae Service is to help us focus on the total impact of the darkest day in the history of Christianity, the day that Jesus died on the cross. The service is in complete contrast to Easter. The mood is what the followers of Jesus felt on the Friday long ago: shock, despair, gloom, grief, and sadness; however, at the close of the service, the Christ candle returns as a sign of hope. This Good Friday service will encourage the congregation to consider how their lives should reflect this historical and spiritual event. This will be purely a service of reflection. There is no admission charge and no offering will be taken. For more information call 386-365-4932. Submitted
T HURSDAY, M AR CH 22, 2018 NEWS LA KE CITY REPOR T ER 3A T o submit your Community Calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email Justin Caudell at email@example.com.COMMUNITY CALENDARTodayBingo at American LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more information, call 752-7776.Gardening questions?UF/IFAS Master Gardeners are available from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Lake City. Stop by or call 386-752-5384 to receive research-based information from university trained volunteers.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for families with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.GeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.FridayPaul Saik concertCommunity Concerts presents Paul Saik in an encore concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Levy Performing Arts Center on the FGC campus. Paul is a remarkable tenor and piano artist whose power and passion created an exciting listening experience for those who attended his concert in Lake City last year. You again have an opportunity to enjoy his piano and vocal solos, including Broadway, opera, and classic ballads. Open seating tickets ($20/adult & $5/student K-12 are available at www.communityconcerts.info, at the Lake City Chamber of Commerce, and at the door one hour before show time. Discounted group tickets are available for ten or more adults @$15. More info at 386-466-2013.Spring book saleThe Columbia County Public Library West Branch (435 NW Hall of Fame Drive, off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75) is holding a spring book sale through April 30. Fill a bag with books for $3. For more information, call 386-7581321 or email dhorner@ columbiacountyfla.com.Literacy volunteers neededVolunteers are needed to teach basic reading and writing skills to someone in need or ESOL (English for speakers of other languages). No tutoring experience needed; training provided. For more information, call the Columbia County Public Library at 386-758-2111.Dinner and dancing Dances are held each Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court (behind Baya Pharmacy). $7 admission. Bring a dish or dessert to share. All proceeds benefit the center. Call 386-7550235 for more.Baby & Me Baby & Me, a library program for parents and babies, is held onFridays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library,308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.SaturdayEaster egg huntGold Standard Lodge 167 will sponsor its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 24, at Annie Maddox Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a bicycle raffle and face painting. A limited num ber of Easter egg baskets will be distributed to children. The event also features free hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks. For more information, call Conrad Wallace at 386-3448103 or Mike Kelly at 386867-6675.Richardson High meetingRichardson High School Class of 1970 will have their monthly class meeting on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Richardson Community Center. Contact person is Macy Wilson at 386-7523471 or Dennis Murphy at 386-697-3739.Pinemount car washPinemount Panthers Archery Team will hold a car wash on Saturday March 24, 2018 from 9-12 at the First Federal Bank in front of Gleasons Mall. The car wash is $5.00 and the funds raised will help support the Panthers going to Nationals in Kentucky this coming May.Farmers marketThe Lake DeSoto Farmers Market is open every Saturday in the parking lot at Marion Avenue and Duval Street, across from the Courthouse Annex. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 386719-5766 or visit market. lcfla.com.Potluck dinnerA potluck dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. occurs each Saturday at either Lake Butler Elementary School or Lake Butler Social Club. Dress code is casual dressy and special occasion. Admission is $10 for club members or $12 for guests. For more, call 813679-5390.SundayBingo games Bingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. For more, call 386752-7776.TuesdayGardening tipsIts time to plan spring gardens. The UF/IFAS Master Gardeners will provide tips to success ful gardening in Florida from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Lake City. TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterThe Club House on Lake IsabellaIn early 2000, the Lake City Garden Club moved into the building with the Womans Club of Lake City. Once a contract was signed by the two clubs, a sign was erected calling the building T he Club House. Renovations on the building took place years later through Garden Club and Womans Club fundraisers. T he sign was removed for the renovations but once they were completed, organizers forgot to re-install it. Tw o weeks ago a sign was erected on the building proclaiming it T he Club House on Lake Isabella. Jo Ann Tor rans (clockwise from left), Garden Club president; Carol St evens, Garden Club first vice president; St ephanie Griffith, Garden Club second vice president; Jan Smithey, Womans Club of Lake City president and Marilyn Hamm, rental chair man of T he Club House on Lake Isabella, stand under the new sig n. CHEKSLawn & Land Service, LLC Wes Evachek, Jr. 386-361-1034 Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. DARBY PEELE & GREEN, PLLC is pleased to announce that it is MOVING to: 1241 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, Florida 32025. We look forward to serving our clients at our new location beginning Monday, April 2, 2018. have found himself in the real world as an economic development administrator. Johnson also notes that political and media rhetoric appears to be a thing of the past with Hunter. FGC President Lawrence Barrett gave a similarly positive review in a Feb. 7 email to Scott, writing that he and Hunter have had several meetings and conversations regarding economic development in the county. I believe we are working well together to help Columbia County economic development, Barrett wrote. However, Hunter has failed to bring career-track jobs to the county during his tenure, while low-paying retail and food service opportunities are plentiful. Many of those are due to the efforts of an Alabama-based company, Retail Strategies, that contracted with the city and county to bring restaurants and stores to the community. Since taking the job in May 2014, Hunter has faced numerous criticisms from supervisors and the community members with whom hes supposed to build relationships. His six-month probationary period was extended three times until it finally ended on his two-year work anniversary. According to his evalu ation records, he failed to complete reports, spent work time on non-economic development projects, had substandard performance, didnt tend to all his assigned duties, lied about attending work, did not make himself available to communicate with county commission ers or administration, failed to follow through on projects and showed a lack of understanding of available resources to perform his job. Hunter could not be reached for comment for this story. ECONContinued From 1A
To the Editor: The liberals want us all to give up our guns. I would be willing to consider giving up my handguns after all weapons were taken from all the criminals. However, once the weapons were removed from the security officers that our elected officials have, we would only be left with weapons such as shotguns and rifles for hunting and protection. Will liberals be satisfied then? Unfortunately this wont happen because the elected officials will not give up the protection they are given. As well, the majority do not want to surrender their own hand guns (myself included.) I have been exposed to weapons since the age 12. I have never had to use one for protection, only practice. I believe 99 percent of gun owners are like me. The issue is NOT the weapon, but the person behind the trigger. The cure would be for the parents, religious leaders, teachers and law enforcement to do their job. Ask yourself this: Have you as a parent done your job in raising your child to uphold respect for you as well as others and weapons? Irv Crowetz Lake CityIts inane, its egregious and its another spurious step in justifying the impeachment of President Donald Trump, all this talk about how he forced the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. But wait. I see a cure. Those who come to such conclusions should take a beginners course in comprehending public events. In the classroom, if they would stay quiet, a teacher could say they should put facts before venomous prejudices, and here they are: The Justice Departments independent inspector general looked into possible missteps by McCabe when the FBI was inquiring into Hillary Clintons emails and family foundation. He then sent a report to the FBIs Office of Professional Responsibility, a group made up of career officials whose job is to maintain FBI integrity through discipline if necessary. After studying the evidence, the office said McCabe authorized illicit leaks to a reporter and also, under oath, was not candid with investigators. The office urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire him and he did his duty. The teacher could note that it was then that the students had screeched about America tumbling down because Donald the Hideous had struck again. To see if they were at last catching on, a test could be administered with the following questions. Was the inspector general appointed by President Barack Obama acting on his own or in accordance with Trump tweets? Is he a liar and a fraud? Did the Office of Professional Responsibility become irresponsible, failing to study the report or make an honest, informed judgment? Do these officials themselves lack integrity? Would Sessions have been doing his job if he had ignored the report? The answers to all of this should be obvious to anyone with a reasonably balanced mind even though it is also obvious that Trump is an uncouth Twitter fanatic. He has gone after McCabe incessantly and happily did it again after the firing, also slamming former FBI Director James Comey. He shouldnt have, but maybe McCabe should not have then defended himself the way he did. McCabe argued that there was nothing wrong with his overseeing FBI discussions with the press and that Comey, then his boss, knew about it. The thing is, Comey once told interrogators at a congressional hearing that he never authorized anything like that and this could make it look like he was perjuring himself. Comey may already be in trouble because of leaking what could have been classified information concerning discussions with Trump and also the way in which he intervened in the Clinton email scandal. McCabe, meanwhile, is said to have had a conflict of interest thanks to his wife being a politician who got donations from a Clinton ally. There are now news accounts saying he may have strangely postponed letting Comey know about the FBI looking into Clinton emails found on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, the husband of Clintons top aide, Huma Abedin. We also know that the Clinton campaign paid for a former British spy to get unverified dirt on Trump from Russian contacts and that it was used by the FBI in helping to get legal permission to spy on someone who had been a Trump campaign assistant. At the same time, there has been an unprecedented barrage of leaks of classified information from intelligence agencies about supposed Trump transgressions. Right now, so very, very much is up in the air, and the last thing Trump should do is interfere in special counsel Robert Muellers investigation of his possibly doing what the Clinton campaign did: collude with the Russians. Whatever Mueller finds or does not find, we need to know about it, and we also need to know a lot more about all of these people, including government actors, who seem bent on destroying our democratic institutions in order to keep Trump from doing it. Thats what a good teacher would say, and we should all listen. 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. 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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 OPINIONDo right by McCray, all veteransWhatever the reason, little remains of the memory of Private First Class Eugene McCray, a Lake City man who lay down his life for his country on April 6, 1967, somewhere in Vietnam. The exact location isnt known, though his body was recovered, as noted in a front page story on Tuesday. PFC McCrays life all 20 years of it is as much a mystery as his death. No one can find even a photograph to ensure his likeness will live on. It is tragic and frustrating. And it makes you think. PFC McCray may be beyond our help, but what about the veterans still among us, some of whom struggle, silently, in ways the rest of us cannot comprehend? And why, at the national level, do terrible problems persist with veterans care? Animal rights activists glibly quote Gandhi, who said a nations greatness can be judged by the way it treats its animals. We love animals too, but that pithy little bon mot makes our blood boil. Substitute veterans for animals and then well talk. If you cant take care of the people who took care of you, what kind of culture do you have, anyway? Lets quit blathering and get down to the real business at hand: treating our heroes like heroes. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY Guilty even if proved innocentOn this date: In 1638, religious dissident Anne Hutchinson was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for defying Puritan orthodoxy. In 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act of 1765 to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resisted the tax. (The Stamp Act was repealed a year later.) In 1820, U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur was killed in a duel with Commodore James Barron near Washington, D.C. In 1894, hockeys first Stanley Cup championship game was played; home team Montreal defeated Ottawa, 3-1. In 1933, during Prohibition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure to make wine and beer containing up to 3.2 percent alcohol legal. In 1941, the Grand Coulee hydroelectric dam in Washington state went into operation. In 1943, the Khatyn Massacre took place during World War II as German forces killed 149 residents of the village of Khatyn, Belarus, half of them children. What matters is whos behind the trigger To the Editor: After following the Lake City Council these last few months, I believe the tree issue at the airport is nothing but our city manager doing what he seems to have always done! Whatever he wants to! Never mind whats right or what the people want! It appears he wants to sell the trees to have a nest egg to leave or SPEND before he leaves. Ive not seen the stand of trees but if they are natural growth it could amount to a very large sum. If he gets away with cutting them, I believe he will defeat the entire council, from mayor on down, and wouldnt that be an accomplishment. He has used lies, select wording and smokescreens to get what he has wanted without regard to what is best for our city. Barney Hart Lake CityCity manager does as he pleases Jay AmbroseSpeaktoJay@aol.com Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers and the editor of dailies in El Paso, Texas and Denver, is a columnist living in Colorado.
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With life insurance, the benefits live on.State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI) Bloomington, IL1311019 John Burns III, Agent 234 SW Main Boulevard Lake City, FL 32056 Bus: 386-752-5866 email@example.com G&K NurseryONE OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDAS BEST! or George Eldred Anderson George Eldred Anderson, 76 of Lake City, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. Mr. Anderson was born in Washington, North Carolina and was raised in Amelia Court House, Virginia. He has made his home in Lake City since 1971 having moved here from Jacksonville. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and also served for 20 years in the Naval Reserves retiring as Commander, VP 24 Squadron. Mr. Anderson owned his own contracting company, Anderson Truss, for over 30 years. He was very active in the Lake City Lions Club and was a member of the Lake City Elks Lodge BPOE #893. He was also a member of MOAA, Military Officers Association of America. He loved hunting, fishing, woodworking and restoring old cars. Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his father, George Archer Anderson. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Mary J. Anderson, Lake City; his mother, Ellen B. Anderson, Greenville, NC; one son, Adam Troy Anderson, Winter Garden, FL; one daughter, Camilla Paige Donnelly, Lake City; two brothers, Ronald Andy Anderson, Kittery, ME and Gregory Anderson, Greenville, NC; two sisters, Nelda Highsmith (Bill) and Loretta Lee (Boyd), all of Greenville, NC; 2 granddaughters, Dixie Caroline Donnelly and Victoria Belle Donnelly; many nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Jacksonville with Rev. Rick Wake officiating.. Interment will follow. Visitation with the family will be Friday evening from 5-7:00 PM at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOM E, 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025. 386-752-1954 Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com Ella Mae Blanton Mrs. Ella Mae Blanton, 91, of Lake City, passed away peace fully early Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018, at the Solaris HealthCare in Lake City after an extended illness. She was born in Wellborn, FL, on May 13, 1926 to the late Perry Smith and Nannie Harper Smith. She has lived in the Lake City area all of her life and worked for more than 25 years with General Electric Co. She was also a member of Southside Baptist Church and loved to sew, crochet and spend time with her family. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Esmond Edward Blanton and a son-in-law, John Wendell Staten. Survivors include her sons, Ed Blanton of Mount Dora, FL, and Tommy Blanton (Diane) of Lake City; daughter, Judy D. Staten of Lake City; sister, Jubilee Tyre of Tallahassee, FL. Five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. Private graveside funeral services for the family will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAYFOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32025. 386-7521954. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www. gatewayforestlawn.com. Sarah Lee Oneal Mrs. Sarah Lee Oneal age 92 of Lake City, FL slept peacefully away Sunday, March 18, 2018 from labor to rest. She was educated in the Public Schools of Columbia County. She was a member of Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Sarah Lee Oneal survivors are her daughter Priscilla A. Carter (Lynwood), a host of grandchildren, great grand, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel 7:00pm-8:00pm Friday, March 23, 2018 with service being held 2:30pm Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Olivet Missionary Baptist Church, 541 NE Davis Ave, Lake City, FL Rev. I.L. William, Eulogist. Interment will follow in the New St. James Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to: COOPER FUNERAL HOME 251 NE Washington Street, Lake City, FL 32055 (386) 752-3566 Willis O. Cooper, L.F.D. Brenda Fyron Perry Ms. Brenda Fyron Perry, age 58, resident of Lake City, FL, transitioned from labor to rest on March 15, 2018 at Haven Hospice in Lake City, FL. She was born July 30, 1959 in Lake City, FL. She was the daughter of the late Richard and Gladys Perry Evans and Pharoah Baker, who preceded her in death and one sibling, Michael Baker also preceded her in death. She attended the Public Schools of Columbia County and graduat ed from Columbia High School class of 1977 and was employed at ResCare in Lake City until her untimely death. She was a member of New Day Spring Missionary Baptist Church and served faithfully on the Shepherds Care Ministry until her death. She had a love for helping others in any way she could. She always brought just because gifts for those dear to her. She also cooked her special candy treats during the holiday seasons. Her loving, giving and compassionate spirit was felt by all who came into contact with her and her love was true and unconditional. She leaves her legacy and cherished memories with her sons, ReneLucious Perry of Indianapolis, IN and Ramon Shekeen Perry of Tallahassee, FL. A devoted and loving companion, Jessie Murphy of Lake City, FL. Siblings; Belgin Alfracia Perry (Joanne) of Virginia Beach, VA, Richard Allen Evans (Deeshah) of Jacksonville, FL, Marva Baker, Runae Baker and Lorenzo Baker all of Lake City, FL. Two Goddaughters, Kaylee Clark, Janita Padilla and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, devoted special and sorrowing friends. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel Friday, March 23, 2018, 6:00pm-7:00pm with service being held 2:00pm Saturday, March 24, 2018 at New Day Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 709 NW Long Street, Lake City, FL Rev. Lantz G. Mills, Sr., Pastor/Officiant. Arrangements entrusted to: COOPER FUNERAL HOME 251 NE Washington Street, Lake City, FL 32055 (386) 752-3566 Willis O. Cooper, L.F.D. Corenthain A. Rossin Mrs. Corenthain A. Rossin, age 62, resident of Lake City, FL, transitioned from labor to eternity on March 19, 2018 at Select Care Center in Gainesville, FL. She was the daughter of the late Mattie Allen. She attended the Public Schools of Columbia County and was a member of Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed at Shands Lake Shore Hospital for many years. She leaves to cherish her memories a loving husband Mr. Izell Rossin; devoted children, Izell (Latasha) Rossin, Abram (Deidra) Rossin, Allen (Michelle) Rossin, Lasunya (Darion) Rossin, nine grandchil dren (one preceded her in death) and six greatgrands. Sisters; Julia Jenkins (Jerry), Bernice Latson (Henry), Joann Jordan, Geneva Bowman (Wayne) and Rosa Hollie. Sisters who preceded her in death are Rosetta Allen, Delois Jordan and Gladys Hollie. Brothers; Thomas Allen, James Allen, Naye Hollie (Cynthia), Sylvester Hollie (Ann). Brother who preceded her in death are; Charles Jordan, Nathan Hollie and Freddie Lee. A host of other relatives, special brother-in-law Clarence Rossin, best friend Jannetta Rossin, very special friend Julia Fudge, Loving Church family and sorrowing friends. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel 4:00pm-5:00pm Friday, March 23, 2018 with service being held 11:00am Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Olivet Baptist Church, 541 NE Davis Ave, Lake City, FL Rev. Tyrone White, Officiant. Interment will follow in the Garden of Rest Cemetery, Lake Jeffery Road. Arrangements entrusted to: COOPER FUNERAL HOME 251 NE Washington Street, Lake City, FL 32055 (386) 752-3566 Willis O. Cooper, L.F.D. June Ruth Williams Ms. June Ruth Williams, 76, passed away Saturday March 17, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late William F. and Sarah Allen Lewis. She had lived in Lake City for the pass year after, moving from, Poplarville, MS. She enjoyed painting, sewing, quilting, and crocheting. She is preceded in death by a twin sister Edith Hart and one brother Tommy Walters. She is survived by her daughter Sarah A. Bushell (Joseph) Lake City, FL; three sons Kenneth William Stalter, Denim Springs, LA, Robert Thomas Williams, Jr. Denim Springs, LA; and Steven Dennis Williams, Poplarville, MS. seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive. A visitation with the family will be held Saturday March 24, 2018 at the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00P.M. DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME in Lake City, FL is in charge of all local arrangements. 458 South Marion Avenue Lake City, FL. 32025 Norma Denise LundyWilliams Mrs. Norma Denise LundyWilliams of Jacksonville, FL. (former resident of Macclenny, FL for many years) passed away March 13, 2018 at St. Vincents Hospital. Her surviving loved ones are her husband Mr. Johnny L. Williams, one daughter Janelle Denise HopeLundy, one step-son Rashone Bones (Terica), 3 siblings whom she adopted as her own sisters; Victoria Ruise of Macclenny, FL, Catherine Wright of Jacksonville, FL and Dontrell Wright of Macclenny, FL. Grandchildren; Sydney A. Givens, Rashone Bones, RaKieria Bones of Jacksonville, FL, Shaquya Ruise, Donneisha Wright, Miyanni Wilcox, Donea Wright all of Macclenny, FL. Additional grandkids, Anessa Kennedy, Allen Kennedy, Broderick Kennedy and Asia Roberson. Brothers; Tarrance Thomas (Gloria) of Orlando, FL and James Miller of Tampa, FL; Mother-in-law Lilliar Farmer of Jacksonville,FL, Father-in-law Horace Williams (Lula Mae) of Bunnell, FL, Sister-in-laws; Carol Farmer, Shirley Seymore and Carol Ruise (Mike); Brother-in-laws; Elisah Farmer (Sonia), Eugene Farmer (Gail) and Craig Farmer (Selena) all of Jacksonville, FL. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other children who affectionately called her Nannie. Special cousins Joyce Holland and Belinda Murray. A host of devoted close and personal friends. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Emanuel COGIC Friday, March 23, 2018 5:00pm-8:00pm with service being held 11:am Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Emanuel COGIC, 450 S 8th Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. Arrangements entrusted to: COOPER FUNERAL HOME 251 NE Washington Street, Lake City, FL 32055 (386)752-3566 Willis O. Cooper, L.F.D. Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. are held in Gainesville, Jacksonville, The Villages of Sumter County and Tallahassee, which had games earlier this month. His category of choice is track and field and theres a history behind the venues he chooses to compete in. He said his proclivity toward shot put grew out of a childhood fascination with the sport, witnessed on the first television his family owned while living in the Marietta area outside of Jacksonville. The Olympics were held then in Helsinki, Finland, and broadcast on-screen he watched athletes hoisting and tossing the roughly 16 pound metal ball. Dad bought a TV in 1952, first TV I saw. And I watched the Olympics that summer, some of the Olympics, and I was fascinated by of course everything in particular by the shot, McClellan said. At 10 he said he decided to make his own metal sphere to practice with. Setting out on amateur metallurgy with his familys plumbing tools he crafted a makeshift plastic mold and then smelted lead leftover from the jointed piping in their new home. So I said, well I can make one of them, he said and laughed. So I fabricated kind of a half circle with an old plastic ball kind of hard like, and melted the lead up and poured in half and I turned around and did the rest and poured in the other half as quick as I could. By then the old plastic ball was gone. But I made me a shot and I threw it for several years and the neighborhood boys did too. I horsed around with it more than anybody else I expect. In high school he picked up discus due to a light build and a slight disadvantage throwing shot with same-aged football players about 50 pounds heavier. However he had one advantage by way of his childhood project he had practiced with over five years. By the time I got in high school I found out what I had was heavier than what they threw in high school so I was already used to it by then, McClellan said. After school, he said went into the military, stationed for a short time in South Korea in 1960. It was a poor country then. Big changes in 50-something years. Its one of the richer countries now, he said. Otherwise McClellan said hes called Lake City home since 1962, despite traveling the state in a civil service career, ultimately retiring from the USDA. Now he said he tries to work out for an hour three times a week, though oftentimes it winds up twice, he said. As you get older you have problems you have to overcome, McClellan said. Work them out the best way you can, sometimes you have to go get treatments sometimes you can do it on your own. He spoke modestly about his accomplishments including the two gold medals he said he won in the 2017 State Senior Game Championship held in Clearwater. I didnt throw a great distance but I threw better than anybody else, he said. Aside from acting as incentive to stay in shape, he said the games were a good way to meet people and make new acquaintances. I know quite a few of them, friends with them, enjoy seeing them once or twice a year, talk to them quite a bit, he said. More information about the Florida Senior Games can be found at www. flasports.com/florida-senior-games, or by calling 1-866-354-2637. NEIGHBORContinued From 1A The local adult obesity rate is at 36 percent, above the state and national average which is 26 percent, but it also remained constant from 2017. Several indicators pertaining to children needed improvements. The report indicates that 10 percent of Columbia County children had low birth weights, which is higher than the state average of nine percent and higher than the national average, six percent. The children living in poverty rate was 26 percent, which is more than double the national rate of 12 percent and still higher than the state rate of 21 percent. Alcohol proved to be a factor that negatively impacted the countys stats. The countys excessive drinking rate is listed at 18 percent, while the national average is 13 percent and the state average is 18 percent. Alcohol-impaired driving deaths is at 33 percent, which is higher than both the national average, 13 percent, and the state average, 26 percent. The entire report was not negative towards Columbia County. The unemployment rate, which was 5.4 percent in last years report, dropped to 4.8 with more Columbia County residents being employed. In addition, the graduation rate remained at 71 percent, as in 2017, which was a five percent increase from 2016. Sexually transmitted infections in the county were lowered in 2018 to 437.7 from 470.8 per 100,000 people last year. There were some gains in Columbia County as a whole and there are a couple of areas that digressed, said Thomas Moffses, Columbia County health department administrator, noting the health departments focus does not include some of the areas monitored, such as graduation rates and alcohol abuse. We look forward to working with our community partners to review the areas of concern and to determine what partners we can collaborate with to improve the overall health of Columbia County. HEALTHContinued From 1A Efforts to take up gun-related issues came as the 37-member commission, which meets every 20 years, is narrowing a list of proposed constitutional amendments to place before voters on the November ballot. A handful of commissioners floated proposals that would impose stricter gun regulations, such as a ban on assaultstyle weapons, following the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in which 14 students and three staff members were shot dead by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. Cruz, who had a lengthy history of mental health problems, used an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle he purchased legally --with no waiting period --to carry out the shooting in Parkland. BALLOTContinued From 1A
6A T HURSDAY, M AR CH 22, 2018 LOCAL LA KE CITY REPOR T ER To leave an anonymous tip on a possible dangerous situation concerning Columbia County schools, call tollfree, (866) 295-7303. To leave an anonymous message on a possible truancy problem in Columbia County schools, call 758-4947. Items for the school page should be dropped off or mailed to the Lake City Reporter, 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055; faxed to (386) 752-9400; or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Thursdays.CLASS NOTES Bulletin BoardNEWS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLSFrom staff reportsCongressman Neal Dunns office is accepting artwork for the 2018 High School Congressional Art Competition for Floridas Second Congressional District, which includes Columbia County. The United States House of Representatives sponsors the competition each spring to recognize and honor talented young art ists from each congres sional district across the countr y. High school students residing in Floridas Second District are encouraged to submit their work. The winning piece will be hung in the United States Capitol building along with other artwork from across the country. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 and since then more than 650,000 young artists have been involved. The Congressional Art Competition brings together students from around the country to showcase the talent and creativity of our youth, Dunn said. We have many talented young artists in Floridas Second District and I look forward to displaying the winning piece in the Capitol for all to see. Submissions can include paintings, drawings, col lages and photography, among other mediums. Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, up to 4 inches in depth and not weigh more than 15 pounds. All entries must be original and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image will not be accepted. The dead line for submission is 5 p.m. April 17. For full com petition guidelines, visit Dunns website at https:// dunn.house.gov/art-com petition. LEFT: Last month, Richardson Sixth Grade Academ y introduced the mayor of Lake City, St ephen Witt, to a crowd of future leaders. Witt told the students not to dwell on the past and missed opportunities, but learn from them and make new opportunities. He said Dale Carnegie once said, T he person who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. T his is y our challenge. Witt continued, Dare to chase your career, dare to go the extra mile, dare to show compassion, dare to make your mark on the world, dare to have empathy, dare to be the best you can be and do it. A gain, RSGA is proud of the students that were chosen for last months Monday Munchers and every one cant wait to meet the next group of future role models. A special thanks to Martin Orthodontics and T he Landing f or making the luncheon a huge suc cess. BELOW: Pictured in no particular order are Cameron Saunders Heather White, Cadence Tr oupe, Luke Bowens, Belinda Jackson, Abb y Candler, Kaleb Grinstead, Keyonna Lee, A nna G oodson, Payton Watson, Evan Umstead, Jarrett Dur rance, Maris Ruark, Riley Law, Kla Marshall, Lane Milton, Lillian Martin, Mackenzie Libasci. Laura Folsom, Mayor St ephen Witt, Principal Son ya Judkins and Assistan t Principal Ed Carter. Not pictured: Jason Dumas.Monday Munchers welcome mayor COURTESY PHOTOSAR partySec ond graders at Summers Elementary enjoyed a board game party before spring break. Students who met their Ac celerated Reader goal for the second trimester were rewarded with a morning of games and snacks. ABOVE: Ay den Jones, Marchelle Nunely, Matthew Berry and James Williams. BELOW: Leah McGriff and Amo y Farmer. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR CARRIERS ARE YOU AN EARLY RISER WITH DEPENDABLE TRANSPORTATION? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUBSIDIZE YOUR INCOME? DO YOU LIKE TO WORK ALONE?WE HAVE ROUTES AVAILABLE NOW IN: A) PROVIDENCE, HOPEFUL CHURCH, MASON CITY AREA B) COUNTRY CLUB RD., EASTSIDE VILLAGE AREA, OLUSTEE AREA C) PLANTATION, EMERALD LAKES, BLACKBERRY ACRES, 90 WEST AREAINTERESTED IN ANY OF THE ABOVE ROUTES?APPLY IN PERSON MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 8 AM TO 5 PM, AT:180 E. Duval St.Across From DOWNTOWN LAKE CITYSTART EARNING NOW EARN MORE MONEY NOW !Congressional art competition underway COURTESY PHOTOS Take Stock In ChildrenFrom staff reportsTake Stock in Children, a statewide nonprofit mentoring program with a scholarship incentive, needs volunteers to serve as mentors to high school students. Mentors in the Change a Life Over Lunch program are paired with deserving, low-income, at-risk students to provide guidance and support as they work to conquer the odds stacked against them. To volunteer, contact Antonia Robinson at 754-4392 or email@example.com.
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, March 22, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com NCAA TOURNAMENTCOURTESYFlorida State forward Phil Cofer celebrates following the Seminoles 75-70 win over Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia weightlifter Peyton MacDonald sets a personal-best of 320 pounds in the clean and jerk during Wednesdays Region 2-2A meet. MacDonald won the regional title in the 219-pound weight class to advance to the Class 2A state meet on Apr. 7.BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING: Region 2-2A MeetBy JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comPeyton MacDonald made it look easy at Wednesdays Region 2-2A meet, so easy he had the regional title locked up before he even attempted his last lift. But it wasnt the championship that took everyone by surprise. It was his final clean and jerk that stopped everyone in their tracks inside Columbias gymnasium. With coaches and players surrounding his pad, MacDonald lifted 320 pounds on his final clean and jerk to go with a bench press of 360 pounds for a 680 total to run away with the regional title in the 219-pound weight class less than two weeks after winning a district title. His bench press tied a personal-best but his clean and jerk set a new personal-record as MacDonald won his weight class by 70 pounds, clinching an automatic spot in the Class 2A state meet on Apr. 7 at Arnold High School. It wasnt even MacDonalds best day by his standards, as he missed his final bench press attempt of 370 pounds and then his first clean and jerk rep of 275 pounds. But, remaining cool and collected, MacDonald nailed 275 pounds the second time around to clinch his weight class, setting the stage to jump 45 pounds to attempt a new personal-best. It was never in doubt. It was really perfect. Everything just really clicked for me, MacDonald said. I cleaned it perfectly, jerked it perfectly and everything just clicked for a nice clean and jerk. MacDonald was the lone Tiger to win MacDonald follows up district title with regional crown, Tigers finish 2nd.Two medals down, one to go Class 2A state meetWhen: April 7 Where: Arnold High School Cost: $9 in advance, $12 at door PREP BASEBALL: Newberry 12, Fort White 4Costly errors, mistakes doom Indians in lossBy ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE The Indians put the Panthers on notice, scoring three unanswered runs to tie the score in the second inning poised for another comeback win on the year. But the tribe lost its fire in the fourth, coming to a dim thanks to costly errors. Fort Whites baseball team unraveled during the frame, surrendering four runs to District 5-5A rival Newberry. The rattled Indians struggled find a groove again after the abysmal inning as the Panthers cruised to a 12-4 victory Wednesday night. Fort White ace Tyler Shelnut, who was replaced in the sixth, registered eight strikeouts but the sophomores performance was overshadowed by his teams batting woes. His counterpart, Brett Barron, shook off a rough second inning and bounced back with a solid seven-strikeout outing in a decisive win over the Indians. We just didnt play well all over, Fort White head coach Rick Julius said. We had 10 strikeouts and five errors, thats not going to win ballgames. Tyler didnt have his best stuff but he competed we just didnt help him out. Shelnut found himself in trouble as early as the second when Dee Covey drove in two of his four runs on the day. A fielding error in the same frame allowed another runner to score. Fort White (5-4, 2-2), though, was back in contention when Caleb Matthews, Tucker Williamson and Tanner Trice each recorded RBI singles in the bottom frame against Newberry (7-3, 4-3). But the home teams comeback was short-lived. The Indians opened the disastrous fourth with back-to-back errors before four runs came across the board, turning the previously tight contest quickly into a blowout. The team that takes care of the baseball is usually the team thats going to win in high school, Julius said. They did a good job of putting the ball in play and we didnt handle the ball very wellThe problem is we gave up in the fourth inning. Barron, who was replaced in the seventh, kept the Indians contained for the next couple innings. While the Indians struggled at the plate, the Panthers ERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterFort White first baseman Cody Morgan hangs his head during the seventh inning of Wednesdays 12-4 loss to Newberry. FWHS cant regroup following disastorous fourth inning.West Region without its top 2 seedsBy BETH HARRISAssociated PressLOS ANGELES Gonzaga, Michigan and Texas A&M are no strangers to the Sweet 16. Florida State? Its been 25 years for the Seminoles, who are brimming with confidence after knocking off No. 1 seed Xavier last weekend. Nobody had us here, Seminoles guard Braian Angola said. Texas A&M took care of defending national champion North Carolina in the second round, ensuring neither of the regions top two seeds would be in Los Angeles. The Aggies are seeking to make the Elite Eight for the first time in school history. The first time you get in a situation like this youre celebrating and everythings about having fun, A&M coach Billy Kennedy said. You want your guys to experience it all. Sometimes you experience COLLEGE FOOTBALLFun bunch: Taggarts first practice sets different toneBy JOE REEDYAssociated PressTALLAHASSEE Willie Taggarts first practice at Florida State on Wednesday definitely had a different tone compared to his predecessor. It also began a lot earlier. The practice fields adjacent to Doak Campbell Stadium were abuzz with the sounds of AC/ DC, Wiz Khalifa and Blake Shelton during the morning workouts instead of assistants yelling during the middle of the afternoon. The first practice was also at a quicker pace, with five-minute instruction periods instead of the 10-minute FSU back in Sweet 16 after 25 seasons, faces Gonzaga tonight.TOURNEY continued on 6BFlorida State begins spring practice under new head coach. TaggartFSU continued on 6B CHS continued on 6BLoyolas run shines light on barrier-breaking 1963 national title team. 5B. INDIANS continued on 6B Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and more B1
2B T HURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER TV LISTINGSToday BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 Ryan Garcia vs. Fernando Vargas, junior lightweights, at Indio, Calif. COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. CBSSN NCAA Division II Tournament, first semifinal, West Texas A&M vs. Ferris St., at Sioux Falls, S.D. 7:07 p.m. CBS NCAA Tournament, South Regional, first semifinal, Loyola-Chicago vs. Nevada, at Atlanta 7:37 p.m. TBS NCAA Tournament, West Regional, first semifinal, Texas A&M vs. Michigan, at Los Angeles 9:30 p.m. CBSSN NCAA Division II Tournament, second semifinal, Northern St. (SD) vs. Queens (NC), at Sioux Falls, S.D. 9:37 p.m. CBS NCAA Tournament, South Regional, second semifinal, Kansas St. vs. Kentucky, at Atlanta 10:07 p.m. TBS NCAA Tournament, West Regional, second semifinal, Florida St. vs. Gonzaga, at Los Angeles CORNHOLE 7 p.m. ESPN2 American Cornhole League National Championships, at Las Vegas FIGURE SKATING Noon NBCSN World Championships, Mens Short Program, at Milan (same-day tape) 3 p.m. NBCSN World Championships, Pairs Short Program, at Milan (same-day tape) GOLF 10:30 a.m. GOLF PGA Tour, Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, first round, at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 2 p.m. GOLF PGA Tour, WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Day 2, at Austin, Texas 8:30 p.m. GOLF LPGA Tour, Kia Classic, first round, at Carlsbad, Calif. (same-day tape) MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 Spring training, N.Y. Yankees vs. Minnesota, at Fort Myers, Fla. 4 p.m. MLB Spring training, Kansas City vs. Milwaukee, at Phoenix NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA Philadelphia at Orlando NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN Washington at Detroit 10 p.m. NBCSN Vegas at San JoseNFLATLANTA FALCONS Signed TE Logan Paulsen to a one-year deal. DETROIT LIONS Signed TE Luke Willson and DL Sylvester Williams. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Re-signed OL Jack Mewhort and CB Pierre Desir. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Signed DT Xavier Williams. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Re-signed K Kai Forbath to a one-year contract. Signed LS Nick Dooley and TE Josiah Price. Waived LB Shaan Washington. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Signed DE Adrian Clayborn. Re-signed WR Matthew Slater. OAKLAND RAIDERS Signed LB Emmanuel Lamur.NBAEASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB x-Toronto 53 19 .736 x-Boston 48 23 .676 4 Cleveland 42 29 .592 10 Washington 40 30 .571 12 Philadelphia 40 30 .571 12 Indiana 41 31 .569 12 Miami 39 33 .542 14 Milwaukee 37 34 .521 15 Detroit 32 39 .451 20 Charlotte 31 41 .431 22 New York 26 46 .361 27 Chicago 24 47 .338 28 Brooklyn 23 49 .319 30 Orlando 21 50 .296 31 Atlanta 21 50 .296 31 WESTERN C ONFERENCE W L Pct GB y-Houston 57 14 .803 y -Golden State 53 18 .746 4 Portland 44 27 .620 13 Ok lahoma City 43 30 .589 15 New Or leans 42 30 .583 15 S an Antonio 41 30 .577 16 Minnesota 41 31 .569 16 Utah 40 31 .563 17 Denver 39 33 .542 18 L.A. Clippers 38 33 .535 19 L.A. Lakers 31 39 .443 25 Sacramento 23 49 .319 34 Dallas 22 49 .310 35 Memphis 19 52 .268 38 Phoenix 19 53 .264 38 x -clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Tuesdays Games Toronto 93, Orlando 86 Boston 100, Oklahoma City 99 Minnesota 123, L.A. Clippers 109 New Orleans 115, Dallas 105 Atlanta 99, Utah 94 Detroit 115, Phoenix 88 Houston 115, Portland 111 Wednesdays Games Cleveland 132, Toronto 129 Philadelphia 119, Memphis 105 Charlotte 111, Brooklyn 105 Miami 119, New York 98 Denver 135, Chicago 102 L.A. Clippers 127, Milwaukee 120 New Orleans 96, Indiana 92 Washington at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Todays Games Memphis at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando, 7 p.m. Detroit at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Sacramento, 10 p.m.MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALLNIT Tuesdays Games Quarterfinals No. 4 Penn St. 85, No. 2 Marquette 80 No. 4 Mississippi St. 79, No. 2 Louisville 56 Wednesdays Games Quarterfinals No. 4 W. Kentucky 92, No. 2 Oklahoma St. 84 No. 2 Utah at No. 1 Saint Marys, 10 p.m. NCAA TOURNAMENT Sweet 16 Todays Games South Region No. 11 Loyola (Chi) vs. No. 7 Nevada, 7:07 p.m. No. 9 Kansas St. vs. No. 5 Kentucky, 9:37 p.m. West Region No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 3 Michigan, 7:37 p.m. No. 9 Florida St. vs. No. 4 Gonzaga, 10:07 p.m. Fridays Games Midwest Region No. 5 Clemson vs. No. 1 Kansas, 7:07 p.m. No. 11 Syracuse vs. No. 2 Duke, 9:37 p.m. East Region No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 1 Villanova, 7:27 p.m. No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 2 Purdue, 9:57 p.m.NHLEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts x-Tampa Bay 73 50 19 4 104 Boston 72 45 17 10 100 Toronto 73 43 23 7 93 Florida 71 37 27 7 81 Detroit 73 27 35 11 65 Montreal 74 26 36 12 64 Ottawa 72 26 35 11 63 Buffalo 73 23 38 12 58 M etropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Washington 73 42 24 7 91 Pittsburgh 74 42 27 5 89 Columbus 74 41 28 5 87 Philadelphia 74 37 25 12 86 New Jersey 73 37 28 8 82 Carolina 73 31 31 11 73 N.Y Rangers 73 32 33 8 72 N.Y Islanders 73 31 32 10 72 WESTERN C ONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts x-Nashville 72 48 14 10 106 Winnipeg 73 44 19 10 98 Minnesota 73 41 24 8 90 Colorado 73 40 25 8 88 S t. Louis 73 40 28 5 85 Dallas 74 38 28 8 84 Chicago 74 30 35 9 69 P acific Division GP W L OT Pts Vegas 73 47 21 5 99 S an Jose 73 41 23 9 91 L os Angeles 74 40 27 7 87 Anaheim 73 37 24 12 86 Calgary 74 35 29 10 80 Edmonton 73 32 36 5 69 Arizona 73 25 37 11 61 Vancouver 73 25 39 9 59 x -clinched playoff spot Tuesdays Games Columbus 5, N.Y. Rangers 3 Washington 4, Dallas 3 N.Y. Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 1 Edmonton 7, Carolina 3 Florida 7, Ottawa 2 Detroit 5, Philadelphia 4, SO Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3 Winnipeg 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Colorado 5, Chicago 1 Vegas 4, Vancouver 1 San Jose 6, New Jersey 2 Wednesdays Games Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 3 Arizona 4, Buffalo 1 St. Louis 2, Boston 1, OT Anaheim at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Todays Games N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Arizona at Carolina, 7 p.m. Florida at Columbus, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Nashville, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 9 p.m. Vegas at San Jose, 10 p.m.WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALLNCAA TOURNAMENT Sweet 16 Fridays Games Lexington Region No. 6 Oregon St. vs. No. 2 Baylor, 7 p.m. No. 4 Stanford vs. No. 1 Louisville, 9 p.m. Kansas City Region No. 4 N.C. St. vs. No. 1 Mississippi St., 7 p.m. No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 2Texas, 9 p.m. Saturdays Games Albany Region No. 11 Buffalo vs. No. 2 South Carolina, 11:30 a.m. No. 5 Duke vs. No. 1 UConn, 1:30 p.m. Spokane Region No. 4 Texas A&M vs. No. 1 Notre Dame, 4 p.m. No. 11 Central Michigan vs. No. 2 Oregon, 6 p.m. SCOREBOARD THURSDAY EVENING MARCH 22, 2018 Comcast Dish DirecTV6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEnt. TonightInside Edition (N) Greys Anatomy (N) Station 19 Stuck; Invisible to Me An apartment re impacts the station. 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This years tournament had 22 teams competing for gross and net championships which were divided into two flights. Championship flight winners were Richards and Carter (138 gross), Garrett Odom and Kevin Odom (127 net) and second place winners were Don Branske and Mike Nelson (140 gross), Todd Carter and Steve Nail (131 net). B flight winners were Billy Ryan and Wallace Christie (150 gross), Lance Bass and Brooke Russell (131 net) and second place winners were Rusty Stevens and Ronnie Strickland (152 gross), Mike Myles and Michael Harris (135 net). Quail Heights Wednesdays Blitz had 28 players. The first-place winner was Steven Carter (+7), second place was Todd Carter (+5), and Bob Budwick, Al Johnson and Delbert Smith all tied for third at +4. The skin winners were Lance Bass, Chet Carter, Todd Carter, Ricky Crawford, and Bob McGraw. The Par 3 winners (closest to pins) were Steven Carter and Ronnie Strickland. Fridays Blitz had 17 players. Tim Tortorice and Griff Griffen tied for first (+6), Joe Herring and Cameron Widergren tied for second (+5), and Steven Carter placed third (+4). The skin winners were Lance Bass, Wally Germany and Cameron Widergren. Last Wednesdays three-person scramble had 22 players. The two-man team of Todd Carter and Pierce Kelley took the win at 4-under-par The pot rolled over again, increasing to $250 in play for the next scramble. All golfers are welcome to play in the Wednesday scramble. Gators baseball beats JacksonvilleGAINESVILLE Seven different Gators picked up RBI on the night and Deacon Liput had a 4-for-4 night at the plate as Florida beat Jacksonville 10-3 on Wednesday night.UF softball rolls past USF behind BarnhillGAINESVILLE The Florida softball team downed USF 9-0 in five innings behind a no-hitter from junior pitcher Kelly Barnhill (12-1) and a walk-off home run from senior Nicole DeWitt. Barnhill hurled another complete-game no-hitter after she struck out 12 and issued only a pair of walks.FSU baseball completes sweep of UCFTALLAHASSEE No. 8 Florida State (18-4) completed a midweek sweep of No. 21 UCF (17-6), beating the Knights 13-3 Wednesday afternoon. Nick Derr and Drew Mendoza hit late home runs and FSU moved to 16-1 in Tallahassee this year.FSU softball sweeps doubleheaderTALLAHASSEE No. 14 Florida State (23-6) put on an offensive show in a pair of doubleheader victories over Troy (17-12). The Seminoles defeated the Trojans in six innings in each game, posting a 12-2 win in game one and a 9-1 victory in game two.ROUNDUP
LAKECITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICSTHURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 3B DEAR ABBY: My husband, Tom, and I have three kids: One is in college, the next is in grade school and the youngest is a baby. Im a full-time medical student, and hes a professional athlete. From the outside, it would seem like we have a perfect life. In reality, Tom does his own thing. He attends parties, goes to exciting social events and hobnobs with the rich and famous. I am left at home to manage all of our day-to-day responsibilities and socially restricted to family functions or kid sports. I would like to be included in the invitations and attend some of the fun activities with my husband, but when I ask him if I can go, he says they are work-related. So I end up staying home to care for our kids. He thinks I should be happy with this and says I dont understand his business responsibilities. Id really like the chance to interact with other adults with my husband, but I cant seem to get him to appreciate the importance of including me. If I make a big deal about it, he opts not to attend the event at all. Im slightly suspicious of his behavior and offended. Hes kind to me, a good provider and cares for our kids, but how can I get him to understand its important for both of us to have fun together with other adults? -SPORTS WIFE IN CALIFORNIA DEAR SPORTS WIFE: A wife is supposed to be more than a baby machine, housekeeper and nanny. Shes supposed to be her husbands partner. While I understand there may be some events the athletes attend without spouses, it would be interesting to know whether the other athletes wives are being treated the way you are. Surely you know some of them. Talk to the ones you are closest with. Your husband may not have been entirely honest about why he insists on flying solo, so make it your business to do some checking. DEAR ABBY: Im the proud grandmother of an 18-month-old girl. My daughter is an attentive mother in every way except one. My concern is that she lets the baby play alone in the bathtub. My husband and I recently celebrated my birthday at her house. When I asked where the baby was, another guest said, Shes playing in the bathtub. Sure enough, the baby was in the bathroom, in the bathtub, playing and swimming around in the water by herself. I was horrified! I cant imagine that times have changed this much or that it could ever be OK to leave a baby unattended in the bath, no matter their dexterity or ability to walk. I spent the next day in a panic, sending my daughter stories, news articles and other information, trying to get across to her how dangerous this is, but she didnt want to hear it. Do you have some magic words for me? -GRANDMOTHER IN NORTH CAROLINADEAR GRANDMOTHER: Babies have been known to drown in as little as 2 inches of water. Your clueless daughter may not want to hear it, but what you have described is child endangerment. The magic words you are asking for are: parenting classes. And if she still wont listen, some other good ones are: Child Protective Services. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com Wife left at home with the kids longs to socialize with adults DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Choose to follow your own path. If someone inter feres, find a detour. Its important to trust and believe in who you are and what you can do instead of following someone who is gathering minions to do his or her dirty work. 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Someone you work with or for will offer information that will help you improve the way you do your job or pursue future interests. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Listen but dont believe everything you hear. Someone will play mind games with you in hopes of influencing you to see things his or her way. Be on guard and ready to respond with facts. Do your own thing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Youll begin to see things clearer as you explore new possibilities. Consider the changes you should make to help you incorporate a long-term plan into your current living arrangements. An opportunity to bring in extra cash is apparent. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Youll have to be careful when dealing with emotional matters. Someones charm must not be allowed to overrule whats right and what isnt. Search for what works best for you, and avoid getting involved in someone elses problems. Singer Ric Ocasek (The Cars) is 69. Singer Chaka Khan is 65. Actress Amanda Plummer is 61. 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All Bids are to be firm, valid and subject to acceptance for a period of 30 days after bid opening date. All goods to be bid F.O.B. Columbia County, Florida 413593 March 15, 22, 2018 GUNSHOW: 3/24 & 3/25 @ The Columbia County Fairgrounds, Hwy 247 Lake City. $5 Sat 9am4pm, Sun 9am-3pm. Info: 386-325-6114 NOTICE OF MEETING An informational meeting to present the proposed Clay Hole Creek/Alligator Lake flood abatement alternatives will be held on March 22, 2018, 6pm at the CHS Auditorium located on Fighting Tiger Drive. The current status of the project will be discussed 412340 March 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 2018 635 NW Falling Creek Rd, Sa t 3/24, 8am-2pm. 16' geeno e w/trailer. My wife made me paint the garage now I am selling her stuff! Travel Agent needed, no exp necessary, on-site training. F T position with benefits. $360-44 0 weekly plus commission. Call Lee 229-546-7676 Help wanted for local construction company: framers, carpenter help. 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NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST MARYANNE WILLIS, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: THE SOUTH 49.50 FEET OF LOT 4 AND THE NORTH OF LOT 5, IN BLOCK 3, OF LAKE VILLAS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 108, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if pyy any, to it on McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC Lisa Woodburn, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 155, Orlando, FL 32801 on or before April 10, 2018, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the Lake City Reporter and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 8th day of March, 2018. Clerk of the Court By /s/ T. Neel As Deputy Clerk 412592 March 22, 29, 2018 NCGA and its farmer members are currently recruiting 133 Temporary farm laborers to plant, cultivate, and harvest diversified vegetable crops in various NC counties statewide. Contact the local Employment Service for the name, location, and farm specific crop information/full disclosure for each NCGA farmer member. Work will begin 05/11/18 and will end 11/10/18. The wage offer is $11.46 per hour or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Free housing provided for non-commuting worker. Conditional transportation/ subsistence reimbursed at 50% of the contract, or sooner if appropriate, for eligible workers. Work tools/equipment/supplies provided at no cost. NCGA members are equal opportunity employers. To apply, contact the nearest Employment Service office (10835968). NCGA and its farmer members are currently recruiting 146 Temporary farm laborers to plant, cultivate, and harvest tobacco/diversified crops in various NC counties statewide. Contact the local Employment Service for the name, location, and farm specific crop information/full disclosure for each NCGA farmer member. Work will begin on 5/11/18 and will end 12/10/18. The wage offer is $11.46 per hour or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Free housing provided for non-commuting worker. Conditional transportation/ subsistence reimbursed at 50% of the contract, or sooner if appropriate, for eligible workers. Work tools/equipment/supplies provided at no cost. NCGA members are equal opportunity employers. To apply, contact the nearest Employment Service office (10836010). NCGA and its farmer members are currently recruiting 363 Temporary farm laborers to plant, cultivate, and harvest tobacco/diversified crops in various NC counties statewide. Contact the local Employment Service for the name, location, and farm specific crop information/full disclosure for each NCGA farmer member. Work will begin 05/11/18 and will end 11/10/18. The wage offer is $11.46 per hour or the highest applicable piece rates. Guaranteed 3/4 of contract hours. Free housing provided for non-commuting worker. Conditional transportation/subsistence reimbursed at 50% of the contract, or sooner if appropriate, for eligible workers. Work tools/equipment/supplies provided at no cost. NCGA members are equal opportunity employers. To apply, contact the nearest Employment Service office (10835937). Oak Dining Room set, complete, like new, light coloring, $1000 352-317-6390 Preferred Pine Straw Inc. .2 Year Verifiable Driving Experience-Home 90% of the weekends and some during the week. Rider Policy, 401K & Aflac Available, Health/Dental / Vision Available, Paid per mile or percentage of load, Run Southeast. Call Misty TODAY 386-935-2773 ex 221 Full-time and Part-time CNA or Medical Assistant needed for Medical office. Fax resume to 386-754-1712 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2017-414-CA RODNEY S. DICKS and NORMA R. DICKS, his Wife, Plaintiff, v. THOMAS A. GRAHAM, if living, and, if deceased, the unknown spouse and heirs, beneficiaries, or persons claiming by, through, under or against THOMAS A. GRAHAM, and the Unknown Tenant(s) in Possession, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure in the above-styled action dated March 12, 2018, that the following described real property: Lot 5, South Columbia Acres, a recorded subdivision in Plat Book 5, page 65, public records of Columbia County, Florida. (Parcel ID No. 07-5S-16-03487008.) (Street Address: 9669 SW C.R. 240, Lake City, FL 32024) and all attached fixtures shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court, at public sale, on the Third Floor Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Columbia County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, to the best and highest bidder for cash. Any person claiming an interest in any surplus from the sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the notice of lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal in the State and County aforesaid this 15th day of March, 2018. P. DeWITT CASON Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ T. Neel Deputy Clerk 413941 March 22, 29, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 16000319CAAXMX REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE M MASHAVA A/K/A GEORGE MASHAVA A/K/A GEORGE MARIRE MASHAVA; MAUREEN R MASHAVA A/K/A MAUREEN MASHAVA A/K/A MAUREEN R KAWONZA MASHAVA; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO MERCANTILE BANK, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure Dated march 1, 2018, and entered in 16000319CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the THIRD Judicial Circuit in and for COLUMBIA County, Florida, wherein REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE is the Plaintiff and GEORGE M MASHAVA A/K/A GEORGE MASHAVA A/K/A GEORGE MARIRE MASHAVA; MAUREEN R MASHAVA A/K/A MAUREEN MASHAVA A/K/A MAUREEN R KAWONZA MASHAVA; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO MERCANTILE BANK are the Defendant(s). P. Dewitt Cason as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 173 NE Hernando Ave., Lake City, FL 32056, at 11:00 AM, on June 6, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, MAY-FAIR SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 75, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 206 SW PILOTS WAY LAKE CITY, FL 32024 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 8th day of March, 2018. P. Dewitt Cason As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ T. Neel As Deputy Clerk 412708 March 22, 29, 2018 Full-Time Administrative Position (Lake City office): HS diploma or equal.; 2 yrs office admin. exp. (or hwy construction or EEO/AA); experienced Microsoft skills (Word, Excel & Outlook); well organized with strong verbal/written communication skills Apply at www.jeaces.com Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Disability/ Veteran/AA/DFWP 224 SW Vernon Way, Sat, Mar 24, 9-? Furn, baby items, household, dishes, books, table, and much much more! CNA's needed. Immediate work. Top pay, daily pay. Call 352-336-0964. www.suwanneemedical.com RE-ENTRY TECHNICIAN Unlimited Path is seeking individuals for entry level position in a Re-Entry program BA or BS in any Social Science, no exp or AA, AS & 6 mos exp req. Contact Aaron at 850873-6415 or firstname.lastname@example.org VyStar Credit Union Career Opportunities Open House March 22, 2018 5:30 PM 7:30 PM Come speak with our hiring managers about the following positions: Teller Specialist and Member Relationship Specialist Location: VyStar Credit Union 411 NW Commons Loop Lake City, Florida 32025 Bring your resume and discuss the career opportunities at VyStar Credit Union or visit www.vystarcu.org/ home/ careers for open positions. Benefits offered to Part-time (Minimum 30 hours per week) and Full-time Employees VyStar Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer Public Auction 2010 Mercedes Bens C300 WDDGF5EB5AR120044 To be held April 3, 2018, 8:00 am at Wishes Auto Shop & Repair, 1357 SE Baya Dr., Lake City FL 32025 WISHES AUTO SHOP & REPAIR reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 415189 March 22, 2018
LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER SPORTS THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 5B Classi ed Department 755-5440 THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER 5B Office Building 650 1823 sqft, 229 SW Main Blvd & 2128 SW Main Blvd Suite 101 or 105. 386-752-5035 A Bar Sales, Inc 7 days 7AM 7PM Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS96726 3/2, FL rm, screened patio & covered deck great for entertaining. $149,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS97810 3/2 underway in Cannon Creek Pl, split plan, side entry garage, covered back porch $189,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS98034 4/3 on 17th Green alongside the 18th Fairway in Country Club, brick FP, $249,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Patti Taylor 623-6896 MLS98928 2 story river home w/2/2 upstairs $ 1/1 down w/elevator, gas FP, 24ft floating dock, 18x20 wkshp $450,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99027 4/3, FP, Jacuzzi tub in owner's ste, his/hers closets, SS appliances, new A/C $250,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99913 Country home on 3.5 ac, fam rm w/FP, XLg utility/storage rm, newer A/C $114,900 Century 21-Darby Rogers 7526575 MLS99486 $ 89,900 Investment property on 1ac, ceramic tile floors, Berber carpet, garage converted into fam rm. Century 21-Darby Rogers 7526575 MLS99633 $170,000 3/2 brick close to everything, lg living area w/gas FP, open k8it & fenced back yard. Century 21-Darby Rogers 7526575 MLS99708 $319,200 Executive bring in Country Club, open fam room w/FP, screened porch w/bar, bonus rm upstairs Century 21-Darby Rogers 7526575 MLS99716 $269,000 Vacation or work at home, new flooring & paint, office, glg entertainment room. Century 21-Darby Rogers 7526575 MLS99779 $115,000 Home in Eastside Village 55+ community, open split plan with dining area & eat-in kitchen Century 21-Darby Rogers 7526575 MLS99940 $178,000 Close to schools, open spli t plan on cul-de-sac, lg bac k deck, lots of natural light! Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS98181 $139,000 3BR w/den on 5 ac, LR w/ FP, open kit, covered porches, nice workshop/storage area. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS99278 $199,900 2nd floor loft/BR w/storage, cozy den, chef's kit w/island, lg master, 2 blks from Hodor Park Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS99156 5 acres o f wooded N Florida, mix of Oak Hickory, dogwoods. cleared & ready to build. Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS97936 $159,000 2 homes, conc block w/ceramic tild flooring thru-out & move in ready plus 1828 sf mfg home. Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS99574 $139,500 3/2 brick on corner lot, FP, den/office w/private entrance, lots o f fruit trees. Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS99966 $399,000 Well maintained 35ac farm fenced & x/fenced. 3/2 brick ranch style home, barn w/4 stalls & tack rm Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99113 $255,000 15 + ac on US90, 4/2 mfg home, 40x60 metal bldg, outbldg for yard equip fenced & xfenced. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS97748 $89,900 140' frontage on Bascom Norris & 245' frontage on Fail Rd, .859ac w/RO zoning Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99669 $375,000 200' Ichetucknee River frontage, 6 ac border Ichetucknee SPrings State park. 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com Denise Milligan-Bose Realt y 438-5627 MLS99054 $315,000 Brick custom built home w/heated pool/spa, solid wood floors, FP in great room, patio. Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 438-5627 MLS99155 $93,000 55+ community w/all amenities, bring clothes & toothbrush this home is ready for new owner. Denise Milligan-Bose Realty 438-5627 MLS99367 $112,500 Investment Property! 2/2 brick on dead end street w/ pool 3 rental SWMH Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 3/2 DWMH very private on 47 close to town. $950/mo $500/sec dep. 386-365-6228 Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lo t lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. Hallmark Real Estate Janet Creel 719-0382 MLS87051 Great investment op! 4 duplexes (8 units) in great cond, near Columbia HS, $385,000 Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS98276 3/3 brick on 15.47ac operational farm in equestrian community, workshop, gen, 2 wells & more! Hallmark Real Estate Koby Adams 623-7840 MLS99368 3/2.5 2-story, spacious master, lg 2 car garage, $158,000 Hallmark Real Estate Lacie Lantroop 697-1681 MLS99933 3/2 brick, in-ground pool w/child safety fence, open floor plan w/lg kitchen $145,000 Hallmark Real Estate Lacie Lantroop 697-1681 MLS99513 $29,500 parcel at end of cul-desac minutes from town, beautiful lake at entrance. Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 MLS95392 $196,000 49ac only 6 mi to I75 or I10, SWMH, 40x40 shed on 40x60 pad 3/4 ac pond Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 50ac backs up to Osceola Nat'l Forest w/3/2, wraparound porches on 2 sides, $215,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty Sabrina Suggs 854-0686 MLS95057 $229,000 Open floor plan & private master ste, all on 1 floor, great location. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS95873 Rustic 2/1 partially furnished, workshop w/elec. & loft @ end o f private road. $39,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS97880 3/2 w/cook's dream kit, new stove, upscale master BA, sec system, 4+car garage. $239,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS99473 3/2 w/front deck & covered back porch, lg 3 car carport, shed, near river $74,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS98921 2/2 SWMH w/lg FL room, corner lot, 2 sheds, metal roof. Owne r finance avail. $60,000 2 & 3 BR MH, $600-$875, water, sewer, stove & fridge furnished. no pets 209-8111 PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Magnolia Real Estate Group Nate Sweat 628-1552 3/2 on 1 acre w/ new kit, baths, paint, metal roof, lg back yard $115,000 Magnolia Real Estate Group Nate Sweat 628-1552 Vintage 4/3 needs some repair to bring back to its original grandeur, master on 1st floor. MLS96336 Magnolia Real Estate Group Nate Sweat 628-1552 All brick close to schools w/new roof & new kit, stainless appliances, open floor plan. MLS99125 3/2, lease option. No Pets. 1st, last + $800 sec, $1100/mo South of town. credit ref req'd 386-397-5425 or 386-755-9476 Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS98836 $197,500 Remodeled pool home in town, hardwood floors, spacious ki t w/quartz counter tops. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS99814 $249,000 4/3 w/open kit & dining rm screened back porch, lg master, private theater. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS99853 $102,000 2/2 in 55+ community, spacious LR, office/craft room. lg kit w/eat-in bar area, 1 car garage. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS99864 $170,000 Brick home close to I75 w/oversized great rm w/FP, open kit, FL room, screened porches Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS98421 $240,000 Turnkey bldg w/lobby, reception area, private office, breakroom, bathrooms, 8 lift stations Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS99781 $295,000 Sprawling lake view home w/FP, sauna, spacious BR's, upscale kit w/ dbl ovens. 2BR MH on Yates Loop off Turner Rd, lg lot, trees, quiet. 386-752-6269 leave message if no answer. Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS99752 $220,000 4/2 on 5 ac, SS appliances, lg BR's, detached workshop, 2 septic tanks, storage shed Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS99810 $239,000 3/2 10.54ac fenced, completely renovated, stone wood burning FP, access to patio from fam rm & master Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS99895 $229,000 4/3 in Callaway, island kit, SS appliances, fam rm w/FP, lg master, above ground pool Poole Realty David Mince y 590-0157 MLS97536 $299,000 4/2 brick w/maple counter tops, hardwood doors & cabinets, pool, wood burning stove. Poole Realty David Mincey 590-0157 MLS97886 $250,000 Immaculate home close to town on 3.21ac, open floor plan, lg porches, formal dining room. Poole Realty Amanda Senea 249-1640 MLS99595 $99,00 0 Brick home in great nghbd, fenced back yard, metal roof, carport, hardwood floors. Poole Realty David Mince y 590-0157 MLS99663 $129,500 3/2, brick FP, sunroom, close to shoping, lg detached pole barn w/workshop for boat. Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS95904 $210,000 3/2 cedar ranch home w/split plan on 10ac, FP, screened-in F L room, Jacuzzi tub in mater. Poole Realty Nelda Hatcher 688-8067 MLS97981 $175,000 20ac w/DW on hill, new metal roof, A/C in 2008, near Suwannee River, springs Poole Realty David Mincey 590-0157 MLS99748 $650,000 83ac horse ranch, 4/2 home, 7stall barn w/office & full BA, wood working ship, RV barn Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS98482 4BR/3BA 2198hsf $296,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS98684 3/2 in Live Oak, granite counter tops, open plan $139,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS98690 3/2.5, wraparound porch, custom kitchen $309,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS99425 $339,700 4/3, open kit, lg master, covered porch areas. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99455 $175,440 Reserve at Jewel Lake, community dock. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99616 $289,800 2/2 river house on Suwannee, wraparound porch Windsong Apartments We offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455 BUY IT SELL IT FIND IT Lake City ReporterClassifieds NCAA TOURNAMENTMore than a gameAP FILE PHOTOSLoyola coach George Ireland (right) bends over to issue orders to his team during the 1963 title game in Louisville, Ky. By ANDREW SELIGMANAssociated PressCHICAGO Under the bright lights of the popping flashbulbs, Jerry Harkness grasped the magnitude of the moment. There he was on that day in March 1963, a black player from Loyola of Chicago shaking hands with a white player from Mississippi State, Joe Dan Gold, at center court. They were about to tip off in a regional semifinal in East Lansing, Michigan, that would come to be known as the Game of Change Boy, the flashbulbs. I couldnt believe, Harkness recalled this week. I just couldnt understand. ... I was shocked. I looked him in his eyes. He didnt smile; I tried to smile at him. I could tell he was there, he was happy to play us and he was happy to be there. He had on his game face. I was shocked with the bulbs and I went back to the huddle in kind of a daze, a little. I thought, boy, this is more than a game. This is history. Loyola is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1985 thanks to two last-second shots and two prayers answered for Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the 98-yearold team chaplain who has become a celebrity during this captivating run that continues with a game against Nevada on Thursday night in Atlanta. Its also shining a light on the team that blasted through racial barriers 55 years ago. With four black starters, Loyola won what remains the only NCAA Division I championship by an Illinois school. And for the players who were there, the current run is bringing back all sorts of memories. From the taunts in Houston to the death threats mailed to their dorm, from the biggest blowout in NCAA Tournament history to the Game of Change and beating Cincinnati in overtime to win it all, it was unforgettable. Three years later, Texas Western with five black starters beat Adolph Rupps all-white Kentucky team for the championship. But the Ramblers ad started paving that glory road, whether they realized it at the time or not. Was it impactful? Yes, it was very impactful, said Ron Miller, a guard from the Bronx. My opinion was we did not realize what we were going through, nor did we fully appreciate it at the time. I think it came later. I know for me personally, it came later. They saw the obstacles in front of them, heard the insults thrown their way. Miller remembers coming off the bench the previous season because coach George Ireland was following the unwritten rule that teams could play one black player on the road, two at home and three if they were way behind. A loss in the NIT and pressure to win switched his thinking. Hed have played four green guys if they would help the team, said John Egan, the point guard and lone white starter on the championship team. I believe that. The crowd in Houston late in the season was particularly brutal, hurling insults and throwing water and ice and even pennies at the players. That was the only time I was truly fearful of what might happen, said center Les Hunter, who was from Nashville. The death threats, Harkness remembers, came after Loyola opened the NCAA tourney by beating Tennessee Tech by 69. The game played a few miles from campus at Northwestern remains the biggest rout in tournament history. It put the Ramblers in the regional semis against Mississippi State and that led to some ugly letters from Ku Klux Klan members, calling them names and saying they had no right to play, arriving at the dorm on Sheridan Road. The fact that the writers knew where the team lived was unnerving to Harkness. He got two of those letters, some were sent to other teammates. Ireland wound up taking them, dismissing the threats as junk. I was all right about it after we got over that, Harkness said. I dont know why. In a couple days, we were on our way to Michigan so I felt all right at that time. While the Ramblers dealt with threats, their opponent had to figure out a way to get to the game. Mississippi States coach and school president wanted the team to play in the tournament despite an informal rule barring the states schools from playing against racially integrated teams. The Maroons, as they were known at the time, came up with a plan to slip away and fly to the game in Michigan, avoiding an expected court order. The game itself had no such off-court drama. Loyola won by 10 and beat Illinois and Duke before dethroning two-time champion Cincinnati. The final featuring a combined seven black starters saw the Ramblers rally from 15 down in the second half to win 60-58 in overtime on Vic Rouses tip-in So much went on back then, said Harkness, who later became friends with Gold. About a month after the Game of Change, Martin Luther King Jr. penned his famed Letter from Birmingham Jail defending the strategy of non-violent resistance to racism. In 1965, Mississippi State admitted its first black student. With Loyola in the Sweet 16, Harkness has been thinking about that time and some more recent tensions, including the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August. You think, boy, a lot of progress has been made, he said. Then you have something like Charlottesville. ... You cant expect that things will stay that way. Youll have some ups and downs, youll lose some progress. But that more than anything stuck in my mind because we played such a major role not only in the teams like Mississippi State and teams in the Deep South starting (to integrate), but what it did for the players there. They were accepted back. So many good things happened around the game.Loyolas run shines light on 1963 title team.Loyolas Vic Rouse (left) puts in a basket in the closing seconds of the 60-58 overtime win over Cincinnati on March 23, 1963 in Louisville, Ky.
6B T HURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER rfntb bbbrrfntbtrrfrffrrf rrrffrffrrff ffrffffrrbfb nffbbfnffbf fffrfffffrffftrr fffrffffrf rrrffrrr fffbbrnrrnrf rrrrf frffrrrtb bbbtb bbb his weight class, helping Columbia finish in second place with 31 points. After finishing second behind Lincoln at the District 3-2A meet on Mar. 9, the Tigers edged the Trojans by 10 points but couldnt catch champion Bartram Trail, which finished with 38 points thanks its depth that only saw one champion but four second-place lifters. After failing to repeat as district champions earlier this month, the Tigers also failed to defend their regional title from 2017. But the result didnt surprise Columbia coach Brian Allen, which saw Bartram Trail first hand at the Fleming Island Tournament earlier this season. They made a heck of a lot of noise there, Allen said. Again, we knew this year was going to be a down year. We only had 10 lifters compete today, which is completely different for us because were usually two per class everywhere and thats why weve been so successful over the last several years. This year (at regionals) we didnt have any 119s or 129s and only one 139 because one didnt make weight today and just one 238 so when you look at it from that perspective and the lack of numbers, for us to finish second today was actually really good. MacDonalds chances at state are extremely good. After placing 15th last year, MacDonald is not only in good shape to medal in the top six, but hes got a shot to win a state title. Following his district results, he had the highest total in his weight class across all the entire state in Class 2A. Whether he follows in the footsteps of Columbia champions Andy Montalvo and Kamario Bell from a season ago remains to be seen. MacDonald knows that, which is why hes set lofty goals for the big stage. The goal is a 390 bench and about a 335 clean and jerk. Thats the goal. That should be good enough to win state, MacDonald said. While first-place finishers in each weight class receive automatic berths to state, the rest of the field will be determined next week. The top 12, non-first place lifters in each weight class from every region combined will earn at-large berths, which likely means MacDonald wont be the lone Tiger at state. Ayden Masters just missed winning the 169 class, finishing five pounds back of Creeksides Vance Bennett with a 540 total. Masters missed his final bench press rep of 300 pounds, which would have put him at 550 for the day, but he set personal-bests with a 290 bench and a 250 clean and jerk.. Kaden Jones also took silver in the 183 class, though his total wasnt as close as Masters. Bartram Trails Alex Newman won the class with a 695 total, 40 pounds more than Jones, who didnt set any personal-bests. He missed his final two bench presses of 275 pounds and also failed at 300 on the clean and jerk to end the day. Just looking at District 4-2As results and our results from a couple of weeks ago, we knew they were going to have to have their best days to win because of the kids they were going against, Allen said. Ayden has impressed continuously week in and week out. Kaden is starting to plateau and is still hopefully going to get in because his numbers are so high comparable across the state, but weve got to figure out these next couple of weeks how to get him to get over that plateau where hes at and continue to jump. If he can make that jump in two weeks, hell have a chance at state and so will Ayden.BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterPeyton MacDonald bench presses during Wednesdays Region 2-2A at Columbia High. too much of the success. That wasnt the case with the start of SEC play in late December. After being ranked fifth early on, the Aggies lost their first five conference games and dropped off the radar. They endured suspensions and injuries along the way. I believed that we could get it corrected, and I knew we had the pieces, Kennedy said. Florida State has a lot of moving parts. The Seminoles use a 10and 11-man rotation, which goes against what most teams do in reducing their bench as they go deeper into the postseason. Very, very impressive, Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton suggested its more about survival in the ACC against tradition-rich programs like North Carolina, Duke, Virginia, Louisville and Notre Dame. We feel that we can compete a lot better if we have more guys to share the load where we dont put all that responsibility on one or two particular players, he said. His players appreciate his trust in them. It is great because everyone that comes into the game is fresh, reserve forward Mfiondu Kabengele said. Energy is always high on a team like ours and that always makes it fun to play. A look at the regional semifinal games: TEXAS A&M vs. MICHIGAN: The Wolverines (30-7) bring an 11-game winning streak third-best in the nation into their fourth Sweet 16 berth in six years. They led the Big Ten in scoring defense at 63.1 points per game while averaging nine 3-pointers. Defense is the hallmark of the Aggies (22-12). They held opponents to 32 percent shooting on 3-pointers and limited them to 40 percent from the field overall. Their frontcourt trio of Tyler Davis, D.J. Hogg and Robert Williams all 6-foot-9 or taller makes it tough for opponents to shoot over them. If you want to stop Rob, you are going to have to double-team him because he is so dominant in the paint and just so big in general, teammate T.J. Starks said. Michigan counters with 6-11 Moe Wagner, a junior from Berlin, Germany, whose minutes were limited by foul trouble in the first two tourney wins. FLORIDA ST. vs. GONZAGA: The Zags bring a 16-game winning streak the nations best into Staples Center and are the only team in the country to be appearing in a fourth straight Sweet 16. During Mark Fews 19 years at the helm, the Zags are 21-5 as a higher seed, including a 15-1 mark since 2009. Gonzaga (32-4) is dead calm at the free throw line, shooting 85 percent in the final three minutes of its last 14 games. During that span, the Zags have made 50 of 59 foul shots. The last player opponents want to foul is Josh Perkins, who has hit all 17 of his shots during that stretch. As good as the Zags are at the line late, Zach Norvell Jr. is Mr. Clutch. Hes scored a team-best 93 points in the last five minutes of games this season. When hes not scoring in the final five minutes, he has dished out 11 assists with one turnover and had eight steals. Florida State (22-11) knocked off higher seeds in its first two tournament games: No. 8 Missouri and No. 1 Xavier. The only other time the teams met was in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, with the Zags winning 67-60. periods that were common under Jimbo Fisher. Taggart wants to see the Seminoles play fast and not worry about making mistakes. It is going to be a fast practice. Well get in and out. Well do a lot of coaching in the film room, said Taggart, who was named coach on Dec. 5 less than a week after Fisher resigned to go to Texas A&M. Many of the changes are staples of Taggarts previous stops at Western Kentucky, South Florida and Oregon. The changes have received rave reviews from the players. Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson said last year was more like a job than having fun. A lot of that was due to the Seminoles going 7-6 and Fishers messy exit. Fisher had hoped to finish last season as Florida States coach but resigned on Dec. 1 amid anger from the administration and parents when he wasnt forthcoming about pursuing the Texas A&M opening. Fisher now refers to the school he led to the 2013 national championship as the other place while Florida State President John Thrasher has said in a couple speeches to groups that he no longer holds his wallet when walking by the football offices. But theres nothing but positive vibes at Taggarts practices so far. It doesnt feel like a job anymore. It feels like something we love, he said. You loved football in high school, now you love it again in college. Taggart was quick to note that having fun will not get in the way of fundamentals and technique. But when a player does something noteworthy, like Cyrus Fagan did when he intercepted a pass, it should be celebrated by the team. I dont believe in doing anything and not having fun., he said. Im big on quotes, as you know. Ralph Emerson said, Nothing great happens without enthusiasm. I believe in that and want our guys to be that way daily. On the field, Taggart and his assistants which includes only one holdover from the previous staff are using the 16 practices between now and the April 14 spring game to get a better gage on their personnel. Taggart has told his players that the depth chart throughout the spring will be fluid and that those who grasp the system the quickest will rise to the top. Most of the focus will be at quarterback. Deondre Francois, who suffered a knee injury in last seasons opener against Alabama, will be limited to non-contract drills as sophomore James Blackman and redshirt freshman Brady Hockman. Blackman, who threw for 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions last season, said he has been watching Oregons games from last season to get a better grasp of the system. The play calls that they give us, were getting them down pretty well, he said. Weve been working them out in 7-on-7 by ourselves. Hockman said the play calls are a lot simpler and that the offense is more toned down but its effective. Besides vying for spots on the depth chart, numbers one through nine on the roster are also up for grabs. Akers, who wore No. 4 last season, was wearing No. 23 on Wednesday. Even though Akers rushed for 1,025 yards and seven touchdowns last season, Taggart said the players have to earn their numbers back, which Akers said he liked. I know when I was growing up the single digits went to the dudes. Thats kind of how we want it, Taggart said. Not everyone can be a single digit. Getting it is being one of the best. FSUContinued From 1B CHS Continued From 1B TOURNEYContinued From 1Badded insult to injury in the seventh agains reliever Caleb May, who gave up four earned runs. After a rough outing in their first action since spring break, the Indians look to get back in the win column tonight versus another district foe in Palatka. Fort White aims for a season sweep on the road after defeating Palatka 1-0 earlier this season. Well see what kind of team were made of [today], Julius added. Either well regroup and start playing Fort White baseball or we got a long road ahead of us. SOFTBALL LOSES: Fort White softball was defeated by West Port 8-3 Wednesday night. The Lady Indians fall to 6-4 on the year. Fort White faces Santa Fe at home tonight. INDIANS Continued From 1BERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterFort White pitcher Caleb May winds up for a pitch Tuesday night against Newberry.