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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comA plan to calculate how much taxpayers have spent combating the opioid crisis and sue manufacturers, distributors or any other potentially liable party is set to go before the Columbia County Commission on Thursday. Gainesville-based attor ney Rod Smith of Avera & Smith, part of a larger coalition that has been pitching similar lawsuits to local governments throughout the East Coast, will make the case for mounting a lawsuit over the public cost of prescription opioid abuse, said County Attorney Joel Foreman. The theory of the case is that, on an industry level, the medications that were prescribed over the course of the last several years were prescribed for more conditions than they should have been, Foreman said. They were prescribed for long-term pain management, which resulted in addiction. As a result, Columbia County saw an influx of opioid use that required government intervention, whether by law enforcement or emergency medical services. And all of that costs the taxpayers money, Foreman said. The targets of the lawsuit would be up to the County By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comCity officials, hoping to narrow the field of 54 city manager applicants to 10, were unable to do so Monday night when two council members failed to turn in their top10 lists of candidates. During Monday nights city council meeting, city officials spent more than 30 minutes discussing how they wanted to handle the process of selecting the next city manager. Last week council members were asked to bring a list of their top 10 candidates to Mondays meeting, but council member Eugene Jefferson said he didnt have his list and Melinda Moses said she had not ranked 10 candidates. Jefferson and Moses both said they would turn their rankings in today. Three council members Mayor Stephen Witt, Jake Hill and George Ward did present their rankings Monday. Cumulatively, their top pick was a tie between Joseph Helfenberger of St. Cloud and Dannielle Judd of Green Cove Springs, each of whom received 19 points. Third was Glenn A. Irby of Umatilla with 16 points. All three are current or former city administrators. Michele Greene, the citys director of human resources, said the topranked candidate on each list was to get 10 points, the second, nine points, etc. She will tabulate the points and provide a top10 list for the council. The list will be used to deter-Lake City ReporterTUESDAY, A PRIL 17, 2018 | Y OUR COMMUNIT Y NEWSPAPE R S INCE 1 874 | $1.00 LAKE CIT YRE PORTE R.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 272 TODAYS WEATHER Obituaries . . . . . . 3A Opinion . . . . . . 4A P uzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advic e & Comics . . 3B CHS TENNISBoys advance, 1B Sheriffs report: Rant over ATV ride lands woman in jail, Story below + PLUS >> UWSV marks 50th anniversaryLOC AL DAR gets new memberLOC ALSee P age 5A See P age 6A 74 47S unny, 2A Opioid lawyer to pitch lawsuit BOCC County could recoup costs of addiction, says Gainesville atty. Cit y cant trim field yet 2 council members didnt complete rankingsMANAGER CANDIDATES ForemanBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comA nighttime four wheeler ride, alcohol and one civil dispute later a stun gun was pulled and the Department of Child and Families was called on a Lake City woman who was later placed in jail, a CCSO report shows. Jessica Marie Sturgeon, 30, was placed in Columbia County Jail on $2,000 for disturbing the peace and obstruction of justice without violence after her exchange with a Columbia County Sheriffs deputy. The deputys probable cause statement in the CCSO arrest report said he responded to the 300 block of Little Road for a civil dispute. While attempting to gather information from Jessica about what was occurring she continuously screamed at me to find her daughter. I attempted several times to calm Jessica down to which she would not, the deputys statement said. I was eventually able to obtain that Jessicas boyfriend ... took their daughter ... for a ride on his four wheeler without her permission. She said her boyfriend was out with their Husband was drunk and took daughter for a ride, she told CCSO.Sheriffs report: Rant over ATV ride lands woman in jail Sturgeon Photos by COREY ARWOOD/Lake City Reporter OPIOIDS continued on 5A ATV continued on 2AInfinity Con, called Lake Citys Comic Con, held its fifth annual event over the weekend. Scores of comic book, graphic novel, anime and manga fans, fueled by a uniting fandom and decked in elaborate cosplay walked the corridors of the Lake City armory full of vendors. Outside, several re-enactments were staged by groups performing live scenes of Comic Con favorites.RIGHT: Elle Reed and Fred Reed said they were pre miering at the event as characters from the game Warhammer 40K. LEFT: The Last Council Saber Academ ys Galaxy theme cosplay performers pose in costume as Feanix Nacil and Jib Qanen. What do you think?Let us know in a Letter to the Editor. S ee 4A. Jeerson Moses TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterMichele Greene, the citys director of human resources, hands out forms on which council members were to list their top-10 candidates at City Hall Monday night. E ugene Jefferson, left, and Melinda Moses, second from left, had not ranked the candidates and did not complete their forms. CITY continued on 5AStrange Days A3


7a 1p 7p 1a 6a LAKE CITY ALMANAC SUN MOON UV INDEX EXTREME: 10 minutes to burn T odays ultra-violet radiation risk for the ar ea on a scale fr om 0 to 10+. FYI An exclusive service brought to our readers by The Weather Channel. SPONSORED BY City THE WEATHER WEA THER HISTORY Pensacola Tallahassee Panama City Valdosta Daytona Beach Cape Canaveral Gainesville Lake City Ocala Orlando Jacksonville Tampa West Palm Beach Ft. Myers Ft. Lauderdale Naples Miami Key West TEMPERATURESNormal high Normal low PRECIPITATIONMonth total Year total HI LO LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI WednesdayThursday Cape Canaveral Daytona Beach Fort Myers Ft. Lauderdale Gainesville Jacksonville Key West Lake City Miami Naples Ocala Orlando Panama City Pensacola Tallahassee Tampa Valdosta W. Palm Beach April 22 April 29 May 7 May 15 FirstFullLastNew Quarter Quarter 2A T UESDAY, AP RIL 17, 2018 DA ILY BRIEFING LAKE CITY R E PORTER HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ (386) 752-1293 Fax number .............. 752-9400 Circulation ............... 755-5445 Online ... www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, FL, Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permission of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson ..... 754-0418 ( Robert Bridges ..... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityre ......... 752-1293 (ads@lakecityre place a classified ad ...... 755-5440BUSINESS.............. 754-0419CIRCULATIONHome delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a service error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. Circulation ............... 755-5445 ( delivery rates(TuesdayFriday and Sunday) 12 Weeks ................... $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks ................... $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter Scripture of the DayAr ise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies sake. Psalm 44:26 (KJV) A mbition is a dream with a V8 engine. E lvis Presley, 1935-1977, U.S singerThought for Today Winning Lottery Numbers Pick 3: (Saturday p.m.) 2-1-4 Pick 4: (Saturday p.m.) 8-3-9-2 Fantasy 5: (Saturday) 7-8-10-27-32 QUICK HITS Submissions T he Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to A ssocia te E dit or Justin Caudell at See an error? T he Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarications will run in this space. T hanks for reading. From staff reportsAt 5:30 p.m. Thursday, St. James Episcopal Church, will open the doors to Shepherds Hands of Suwannee Valley, a free medical clinic for medically uninsured adults who fall within specified statewide poverty guidelines. Shepherds Hands is a community outreach ministry established and governed under the auspices of the Florida Department of Health and the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. The program is staffed by physicians, nurses, pharmacists, technicians and support staff who volunteer their time to support this ministry. Shepherds Hands Ministry was developed two years ago by the Reverend George L. Hinchliffe at St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Live Oak. A second program was established under the supervision of the Reverend D. Joseph Boyles at St. Marys Episcopal Church in Madison. Both programs have provided critical outreach services to the medically needy in their communities. Medical facilities and equipment are transported as necessary in a mobile unit. Clinics are held one evening a month and last two to three hours depending upon the number of patients served. For more, call Marcia Kazmierski at 386-288-2695 or 386-752-2461.COU RTESYShepherds Hands of Suwannee Valley Director Marcia Kazmierski is pictured with the mobile unit that transpor ts medical equipment and supplies. Free clinic for the uninsured SRWMD celebrates Springs Awareness Month Program is joint effort of churches in three counties.Fort White educator named to Florida Association of Science Teachers boardFrom staff reportsFort White Elementary School Science Teacher Janet Schnauss Sweat was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Science Teachers, representing Region Three. This is a tremendous professional honor, especially considering that Jan works in Fort White and is representing teachers from numerous school districts across north Florida. Sweat is well known to the science education community in Columbia County, having taught at several schools and also serving as a teacher support colleague for Science. She transferred to Fort White Elementary in the 2017 school year. We are extremely blessed to have Jan Sweat on staff, both from a teaching perspective for the kids and from a peer perspective, to learn from her. She is an extremely talented and innovative educator, well versed in STEM and other new areas for science and mathematics, said her principal, Tom Lashley. In addi tion, she is always up for volunteering for anything that will help kids. I couldnt be happier with this for her, and for our school to be where she teaches each day. Sweats innovative approach to teaching STEM was featured in on front page of the April 2018 edition of NSTA Reports, a publication of the National Science Teachers Association. When she taught middle grades science, Sweats project include making running cars by reworking broken toys. As she was quoted in NSTA Reports, her students would take apart broken toys to create cars that run. We would repurpose motors and create circuits. A broken PlayStation became a car with a pop-up top and headlights. The students were extremely creative. She went on to say that before diving into auto assembly, the students were required to sketch out their designs. Said Sweat, The art piece was necessary to show what will the thing look like? What is the energy source? How will the circuit be designed? She noted that after this hands-on project, the stu dents remembered those circuits and did well on tests. Sweat From staff reportsWith over 300 documented springs, the Suwannee River basin is home to the largest concentration of freshwater springs of anywhere in North America. District springs represent significant historical, economic, environmental and recreational value to local communities and Florida. The Suwannee River Water Management District is celebrating April as Springs Protection Awareness Month to bring attention to these unique natural wonders. Our springs are the literal lifeblood of our communities, and they face some major challenges, said Hugh Thomas, executive director for the District. daughter on his all terrain vehicle at night and was drunk, the report said. His statement said Sturgeon then became extremely irate, prompting him to turn on his patrol car camera to record the escalating scene. The report said he couldnt get the full story from Sturgeon but somewhere between 9-10:30 p.m. the boyfriend returned. Sturgeon approached the man, reportedly yelling, and then grabbed the daughter and took her inside, it said. The deputy said he told her to stop, but she came back and continued. He told her to stop again, the report said. At this time I advised Jessica multiple times that she was interfering with my investigation and that if she did not separate herself from the situation she would be arrest(ed) for resisting without. Jessica continued to impede my investigation and continuously yelled at (the father), the report said. It said the father then asked the deputy what would happen from the incident, and he responded that DCF would be called. In an apparent attempt to beat the deputy to the call, the report said Sturgeon called DCF to speak with a supervisor. Once off the phone Jessica once again approached (the father) and I and began yelling profanity at us. At this point I pulled my agency issued Taser X2 and ordered Jessica to place her had behind her back to which she complied after multiple commands, the report said. ATVContinued From 1A


Addie Maude (Pat) CarrollPat Carroll went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 13, 2018, after a brief illness. At age 88, she died surrounded by her husband, Ed Carroll; children, Eddie Carroll, Cheri Stoeckert and Debbie Brown; grand-children, Kelli Ellsworth, Dawn Scholten, Kevin Stoeckert, Heather Brown, Todd Meister and Amy Palmero and 19 great grand-children, some there physically and some in spirit. Pat was born on February 6, 1930 in Laurel Hill, Florida. She was the youngest of 11 children and step-children. She married her high school sweetheart at the age of 18 and they just celebrated their 70th anniversary. They have 3 children, 6 grand-children and 19 great grand-children. Through the years, Pat was a beautician, seamstress, Kindergarten teacher, mother and homemaker, sign language interpreter, organist, and she owned her own knit shop. She leaves behind a legacy of love, hard work and strong Christian faith. Her husband, children, grand-children and great grand-children will miss her but know that they will be with her again in heaven. Ralph J. MortonRalph J. Morton, 92, of Lake City, Fl., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 15, 2018, following an extended illness. Born February 24, 1926 in Madison, NC, to the late Eulie E. Morton and Irma Ferguson. He was a U.S. Navy veteran during WWII stationed in Lake City, Fl. He graduated from the first class of Lake City Forest Ranger School. Mr. Morton worked 25 years as Agency Management with Farm Bureau, and 10 years operating his own Cotton State Insurance Agency. He was a member of Bethel Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and the Shrine Temple. After his retire ment he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and raising his pigeons. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years; Betty Lou Carroll Morton, of Lake City, Fl., daughters; Sarah Corky Knox (Jimmy), of Lake City, Fl., Irma Louise Wehrli (George), of Lake City, FL., Linda Gayle Babbitt (Ken), of Battle Creek, MI., and Carrie Lynn Park (Kelvin) of Lake City, Fl., grandchildren; Bernice Elizabeth Randall, Kenny Babbitt, Jr., Amanda Robertson (Jamie), Amy Babbitt, Allison Carey (Tommy), Ashley Babbitt, Daniel Faris, Wes Faris, Kelsey Park, and 5 great-grand children, and numerous Nieces and Nephews also survive. Graveside service will be conducted at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Bethel Cemetery with Rev. Ken Hamilton officiating. Arrangements are under the care of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S US Hwy 441, Lake City, Fl., 32025, (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and comfort for the family at www. Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. T UESDAY, AP RIL 17, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY R E PORTER 3A OBITUARIES are prepared when hazardous weather threatens. Before joining the National Weather Service she was an air quality forecaster for the State of Alaska. Cindy discussed weather threats that impact northern Florida, the services of the National Weather Service, and new technologies used by forecasters. Don Fenneman, the local United Ways 2017-2018 general campaign chair, kept to the end of the program the announcement of funds benefitting the community as a result of United Ways efforts. The community fundraising campaign raised $478,124. Grant funds secured through collaborative applications submitted by United Way totaled $1,209,464. Cumulatively, this results in a total community impact of $1,687,588. It has been a good year, stated Chris Dampier, 2017-2018 Board President, challenging at times, but good. The fundraising campaign dollars help support the community safety net of services provided by local United Way affiliated agencies and are allocated through a citizen review process. The grant funds primarily provide for services for those who are homeless or at risk of homeless with funds sub-granted to local agencies such as Another Way and Vivid Visions for emergency shelter services for victims of domestic violence, Catholic Charities and United Way for homeless prevention and re-housing services; and Volunteers of America of Florida for permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals including veterans. Additionally, funding for homeless services administered by the local United Way includes Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) which provides for homeless outreach and case management. Other grant funds received during the organizations 2017-2018 fiscal year include its ReadingPals grant and funds for long-term recovery assistance. ReadingPals is an early literacy initiative focused on screening, training and engaging volunteers in local Florida communities to increase the number of students who read at grade level by the end of third grade. This is United Ways third year of the grant, thanks to a gift by the Carol and Barney Barnett Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation. Locally, ReadingPals currently has 142 Volunteers working with 227 children. Long-term recovery funds have been used to assist survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria through the Suwannee Valley Long Term Recovery Committees work with individual households. Special recognition was provided to Florida Gateway College and to Nutrien, formerly PotashCorp-White Springs. Mike McKee, past United Way Board President and emcee, received an award on behalf of Florida Gateway College to recognize the contributions made above its employee giving campaign in the form of facilities and staff expertise. Nutriens local employee campaign team received recognition for its outstanding results which the corporation matched. Supporting the efforts of the general campaign team is the Challengers Club, the local United Ways leadership giving group. Chaired in 20172018 by Dave Cobb, the Challengers Club contributed 32 percent of the overall amount raised. Janie Richardson, chair of the United Way Planning Committee, highlighted the community impact initiatives undertaken during the year which supported efforts of the County Health Improvement Plans and utilized grant funds received by United Way. Two projects focused on minimizing accidental injuries among children by providing scholarships for summer programming and swimming lessons. National Childrens Dental Health Month was observed by providing dental health kits distributed in coordination with the Health Departments to elementary school children in the four-county United Way service area. During the event, attended by more than 140 community members, outgoing board members were recognized and the 2018-2019 leadership announced. 2017-2018 United Way Board President Chris Dampier passed the gavel to incoming 2018-2019 Board President Don Fenneman. Fenneman announced the officers for the 20182019 board. These included Pam Cochran, president elect and general campaign chair; Mike Williams, secretary; Cammy Scott, treasurer; Chris Dampier, past president; Lori Simpson, Columbia County Campaign Chair; Kecia Robinson, Suwannee County Campaign Chair; Christine Cribbs, Hamilton County Campaign Chair; Dave Cobb, Challengers Committee Chair; Barbara Doonan, Admissions and Allocations Chair; Dr. Alvin Jackson, Jr., Loaned Executives Chair; Renee Cobb, Communications Committee Chair; Janie Richardson; Planning Committee Chair; Mark Hilliard, Homeless Coalition Liaison; and Shayne Morgan, Community Disaster Preparedness, Recovery and Response Liaison.Williams gets major nod at UWSV From staff reportsUnited Way of Suwannee Valley recognized Mike Williams with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award at the agencys 50th annual meeting and awards banquet conducted at the Country Club at Lake City Friday evening. John W. Burns III, last years honoree, presented the award, citing Williams years of service to our community which followed his 24 years of service to our country. This years Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipient, like many, supports our community through a diverse array of volunteer efforts, all of which benefit from his exceptionally strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills, said Burns. Williams has served the local United Way in various capacities including as president of the board of directors, chair of the leadership giving committee, secretary of the board, and member of both the Building Committee and Capital Campaign Committee. Williams has also fulfilled many community service roles including the Kiwanis Club, in which he has served as president and as lieutenant governor; March of Dimes Walk for Babies; Foundation for Florida Gateway College; Catholic Charities Lake City; Columbia County School District Strategic Plan Advisory Committee; and the Haven Hospice Advisory Board. Also an active member of the Chamber, Williams was recognized by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce as the 2017 Citizen of the Year. United Way initiated the annual presentation of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, a national recognition of outstanding community volunteers who have given a lifetime of service, in 2008 in conjunction with the agencys 40th anniversary. Williams joins a distinguished list of outstanding community leaders who have been bestowed this honor through the local United Way. Past recipients include Tom Brown, the 2008 award recipient; Joe Persons, 2009; Jeff Parker, 2010; Keith Leibfried, 2011; Vern and Maureen Lloyd, 2012; Mike McKee, 2013; Dave and Renee Cobb, 2014; Jim Moses, 2015; James Montgomery, 2016; and John W. Burns III, 2017. The Presidential Volunteer Service Award is the highest honor the White House gives for volunteer service to thank and honor citizens who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to serve. The award was initiated to acknowledge our countrys long and proud tradition of volunteer service. In 2002 President George W. Bush issued a challenge to all Americans to dedicate at least 4,000 hours to volunteer service and help to foster a culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility. In 2003 the Presidents Council on Service and Civic Participation was formed to find ways to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making to our nation. The Presidents Council on Service and Civic Participation created the Presidents Volunteer Service Award. Presidential Volunteer Service AwardTONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterMike Williams (left) accepts the United Way of Suwannee Valleys Presidential Volunteer Service Aw ard from John W. Burns III during the agencys 50th annual meeting and awards banquet Friday at T he Country Club at Lake City. UWSVContinued From 6A TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterUnited Way of Suwannee Valley staff members gather for a photo following the agencys 50th Anniversary A nnual Meeting and Aw ards banquet Friday night. Front, from left: Lynne Hodges, senior case manager; sec ond row, from left: Jennifer Lee, homeless coordinator; Rita Dopp executive director; Jamie Pelham, IT/homeless management information system; back, from left: Dawn Stalt er, campaign assistant; Rebecca Layman, ReadingPals coordinator; Susie Roman, case manager; Jayne Wilson, business manager.


The tumult in Washington over Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerbergs two days of testimony before Congress is the best opportunity yet for all of us to re-examine our relationships with the Internet giants that exert enormous influence in our society. Facebook as well as Google and the vast number of other companies that trade free services for access to our private information, now occupy a central place in too much of our daily lives. The result is that weve turned over enormous troves of information that these firms repackage and sell to third parties eager to influence our purchases and what we think about politics, culture and a variety of other issues. What should be clear now is just how easy it has been for bad actors to exploit Facebook and other platforms. And what should also be clear after the hearings is just how little care social media giants have taken to construct products that are difficult for bad actors to exploit. Or as Zuckerberg admits, Facebook didnt do enough to guard against downstream consequences. The big mistake that weve made looking back on this is viewing our responsibility as just building tools, rather than viewing our whole responsibility as making sure that those tools are used for good, Zuckerberg said in an answer to a question from Sen. John Cornyn of Texas. The hearings raised other concerns beyond privacy. As most Facebook users will attest, the site can be addictive. Is it dangerous for so many Americans to use social media to filter their news and even how they interact with society? Should Facebook make it easy to identify all users who post political messages? Are there limits that should be placed on the way automated accounts, or bots, interact with real users, given how they push divisive messages to large audiences? Have Silicon Valley giants been allowed to too easily scoop up would-be competitors firms that might have created new business models with better privacy protections? Can it be made easier for users to download or even delete the data they give these firms? Should it be easier to rescind privacy permissions? But even as the hearings teed up such questions, it should also be clear there are a few things the rest of us need to confront about ourselves. It seems clear that social media has played a large role in coarsening our political discourse. We can blame the companies for building infrastructure that encouraged that behavior. But within all of us is the capacity to change the way we use these services, and to stand up for civility. Were we to resolve to do that, then the moment of reflection these hearings have engendered will have lasting effects no matter what Congress or the companies do now.There are opinions, and there are facts. First, some facts. It used to be that pregnancies were divided into trimesters and the state could not regulate abortion in that first trimester, could regulate it in the second only to protect the health of the mother, and could regulate or limit it in the third to protect the welfare of the fetus. That was the holding in Roe v. Wade. Then, Pennsylvania became the battleground in the abortion debate with Planned Parenthood v. Casey, in which the Supreme Court eliminated the trimester framework, finding it flawed. It reiterated a womans right to choose, but made this important distinction, which was missing from the sterile posture of Roe: The very notion that the state has a substantial interest in potential life leads to the conclusion that not all regulations must be deemed unwarranted. And so was born the concept of viability. For the first time, even though it continued to agree that a pregnant woman had a liberty interest in not being pregnant, the law gave dignity to the fetus and started to establish parameters by which this dignity this life should be recognized and protected by the government. So these are facts: Women can have abortions, with some legal restrictions. While my opinion is that they should be legally prevented from aborting a child, my opinion is not a fact. But if we acknowledge that women can have abortions in some circumstances, we also have to accept that they can be prevented from having them in others. And that is what brings us back to Pennsylvania, and our beautiful state Capitol. This week, the state House of Representatives fast-tracked a bill that would ban abortions based on a diagnosis or suspicion that the fetus has Down syndrome. The bill was moved out of the chambers Health Committee on Monday, and the full House will likely vote on it next week. Abortion rights groups are apoplectic. Newspapers have published op-eds opposing the bill as a grotesque infringement on the womans right to choose, as if no one had ever read Planned Parenthood v. Casey or understands the fact that women do not have unlimited choices when it comes to being un-pregnant. Planned Parenthood has, predictably, come out full force in opposition to the bill. But I think the saddest part is that some parents of Down children have actually come out publicly against the bill, too, which strikes me as supremely inhumane. Just my opinion, of course. Here are some more of them: To hear that a woman who has given birth to a child with Down is still willing to allow other children to be denied a future because she doesnt want to infringe on another mothers choice is a perfect example of the way society has dehumanized unborn life. It is the same principle at play when someone says, I am personally against abortion but I dont want to deny another woman that right. Sorry to shatter your carefully crafted illusion, my open-minded friend, but you are not then personally against abortion. You just wont have one yourself. Those who try to turn the mother into a victim by lamenting societys lack of resources for the disabled are so breathtakingly hypocritical, or naive, that I have to wonder if they even believe their own words, or are simply spouting a script prepared for them generations ago by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, who wrote the majority decision in Buck v. Bell, the case that authorized the sterilization of the mentally impaired. He stated in one chilling passage, Three generations of imbeciles are enough. For the woman or man who thinks its OK to abort a fetus that would grow into what we once called Mongoloid, Holmes reasoning makes sense. I believe the real reason people oppose this bill is because they are afraid to open Pandoras Box. Once the lid comes off, it will reveal the stark barbarity of abortion taken to the extreme: a desire to eliminate the random imperfections and inconveniences of life. Just like Justice Holmes and his fear of imbeciles. My friend Kurt Kondrich shares that opinion. He is the father to beautiful Chloe, who was diagnosed with Down in utero. He observes, It is time to stop the ultimate form of bigotry: terminating individuals who do not meet the cultural mandate for perfection. I am thrilled that Pennsylvania is poised to turn our opinions into incontrovertible fact. OPINION Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter. BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINIONCongrats to UWSV on 50 yearsMuch of todays paper is devoted to documenting the 50th anniversary of United Way of Suwannee Valley, the umbrella organization that serves so many so well in this community. It is paper and ink well spent. UWSV has long been the leader in the Suwannee River Valley when it comes to taking care of those in need. On Friday, at the organizations 50th annual meeting at The Country Club of Lake City, it was good to see the folks behind the scenes get some much-needed recognition. Allow us to join our voices to the chorus of those expressing our gratitude for all you do and have done so long. And lets not forget the one pivotal figure at the center of it all UWSV Executive Director Rita Dopp, who has announced she will soon be stepping down after 19 years. Well have plenty more to say about Mrs. Dopps good work and selfless service in the weeks to come. For the moment, a simple thank you will have to suffice. (Friday was a great night for a great cause. If you werent there, check out the coverage on pages 3A and 6A to get a sense of what you missed.) Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: In 1492, a contract was signed by Christopher Columbus and a representative of Spains King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, giving Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia. In 1861, the Virginia State Convention voted to secede from the Union. In 1924, the motion picture studio Metro-GoldwynMayer was founded, the result of a merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures, and the Louis B. Mayer Co. In 1937, the animated cartoon character Daffy Duck made his debut in the Warner Bros. cartoon Porkys Duck Hunt, directed by Tex Avery. In 1941, Yugoslavia surrendered to Germany during World War II. In 1961, some 1,500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in an attempt to topple Fidel Castro, whose forces crushed the incursion by the third day. In 1964, Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model at the New York Worlds Fair, five days before the fairs official opening. Down Syndrome Protection Act Down Syndrome Protection Act TODAY IN HISTORY Dallas Morning News How we interact with internet giants Christine M. Flowers is a lawyer and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. Readers may send her email at Christine M.


T UESDAY, AP RIL 17, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY R E PORTER 5A T o submit your Community Calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email Justin Caudell at CALENDARTodayFDOC career fairThe Florida Department of Corrections Probation and Parole 3rd Circuit will be hosting a Career and Resource Fair, Tuesday April 17, from 9:00a.m.2:00p.m. at the Robert B Harkness Armory-Florida National Guard, 490 NW Lake Jeffery Rd, Lake City, FL 32055. The event is free and open to the public. There will be resources available to those with criminal backgrounds. The LifeSouth Blood Mobile will be in attendance and taking much needed donations. Blood Donors will receive a recognition item and be entered to win a Yeti cooler through LifeSouth. Those that attend and meet with all vendors will be entered into a draw ing. For more information on becoming a vendor, or attending the event, please contact Melissa Capps, FDC Employment Specialist, at 386-688-0865.Art league meetsThe Art league of North Florida invites the community to the monthly meeting on April 17 at 6:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church located at 697 SW Baya Dr. Lake City.Volunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need volunteers for all positions. Those interested in participating in the program may pick up an application at the Lake City Medical Center Gift Shop or the H2U office. For more, call 386-719-7713.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 386-7525384 to receive researchbased information from university trained volunteers.Club registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is accepting registration for the fall session. All children ages 6-14 are eligible to attend. There are bus pickups from all elementary and middle schools. Fees for the session are $200. For more, call 386752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way in Lake City.Seed Lending Library The Columbia Seed Lending Library is available at the main library branch in downtown Lake City on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The CSLL meets at the Fort White Branch from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, and volunteers will also be on hand on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West branch library, 435 NW Hall of Fame Drive (off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75).Patrons can select a wide variety of seeds and receive advice from seasoned gardeners.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.WednesdayVolunteers neededCommunity Hospice and Palliative Care recently opened a new office at 163 SW Stonegate Terrace, Suite 105, Lake City. We are looking for volunteers to serve in several different capacities including: relief visits for our patients families, pet therapy, veteran pinning and clerical help. V isit our web site, Volunteer. to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Terrific TwosTerrific Twos, a library program for toddlers, is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 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 386-7582101.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at First Christian Church (403 W. Duval St., Lake City) at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Newcomers group meets on Mondays at 5 p.m.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-7551770.Duplicate Bridge ClubLake City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Country Club at Lake City. All bridge enthusiasts are welcome. For more, call Dottie Rogers at 386-758-8606.COURTESYNew member for DARLinda Johns (left), chapter regent, Jane McClelland and Mary Jane Weaver, registrar, welcome new member, Joy Coleman (right) who was inducted into the Edw ard Rutledge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at its recent meeting. Ill show you how life insurance can come in handy for more immediate family needs, like college. We put the life back in life insurance. CALL ME TODAY. There are also benets now. With life insurance, the benefits live on. 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T UESDAY, AP RIL17, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY R E PORTER 6A UWSV marks 50th anniversary Photos by TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter THE SOUTHS COUNTRY MUSIC & CAMPING FESTIVAL SUWANNEERIVERJAM.COM BROUGHT TO YOU BY:MAY 2-5TH, 2018LIVE OAK, FLSPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK & CAMPGROUND | 3076 95TH DRIVE LIVE OAK, FL 386.364.1683 S&S FOOD STORES & BUDWEISER PRESENT r fn t tt t b rt THE SOUTHS COUNTRY MUSIC & CAMPING FESTIVAL SUWANNEERIVERJAM.COM BROUGHT TO YOU BY:MAY 2-5TH, 2018LIVE OAK, FLSPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK & CAMPGROUND | 3076 95TH DRIVE LIVE OAK, FL 386.364.1683 S&S FOOD STORES & BUDWEISER PRESENT r fn t tt t b rt Mike Williams (from left), Chris Dampier, D on Fenneman, and David DeP lato are pictured as Nutrien was recognized for its employee and company contributions to the United Way of Suwannee Valley at the 50th anniversary meeting and awards banquet of UWSV. Nutrien, formerly PotashCorp-White Springs, was recognized for its local employee campaign team after the team raised more than $60,000. T he amount was matched by the company, totaling more than $120,000 for the United Way of Suwannee Valley on Friday at T he Country Club of Lake City.Celebrates a half-century of giving backFrom staff reportsWith a change in date and in venue to set apart its 50th anniversary event, United Way of Suwannee Valley announced the years achievements at the organizations annual meeting and awards banquet at the Country Club at Lake City Friday evening. The event focused on the many volunteers whose collective efforts resulted in the 2017-2018 community fundraising campaign results and on the receipt of grant funds for human services. Numerous companies and individuals were acknowledged for their contributions toward the accomplishments achieved. John Burns III, the 2016-2017 Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipient honored by United Way, presented the 2017-2018 award to Mike Williams, a United Way past president and participant on a variety of committee and community efforts. Columbia County Emergency Manager Shayne Morgan, who is a long-time United Way Board participant, introduced the guest speaker, Cindy Elsenheimer, a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service Forecast Office, Jacksonville. Our United Way has been responsible for supporting our community through recoveries following tropical storms, hurricanes, river flooding, and a tornado as well as for supporting response efforts in the county Citizens Information Center and Emergency Operations Center, Morgan said. Community members may not be aware of the support provided by the National Weather Service. In addition to issuing forecasts and warnings, Elsenheimer works closely with local broadcast meteorologists and emergency managers to ensure communities UWSV continued on 3A LEFT: Chris Dampier (from left), United Way of Suwannee Valley outgoing president, stands with Florida Gateway College board chairper son Suzanne M. Norris and Executive Director of Media & Public Information Mike McKee after FGC was given the 201718 Outstanding Community Service Aw ard. TOP: Chris Dampier (left), United Way of Suwannee Valley outgoing president, is given a ceremonial gavel from incoming president Don Fenneman. ABOVE: Cindy Elsenheimer, a mete orologist with the National Weather Ser vice, gets a gift bag that includes an umbrella after serving as the guest speaker during the United Way of Suwannee Valleys 50th anniversary meeting.


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 FILEColumbias Christian Chiong won one out of two singles matches Monday morning. Chiong, the teams No.1, still advanced to the doubles semifinal round. Tigers advance to district finals HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS Columbias Thomas pulls off upset, both doubles teams moving onto Day 2. By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comColumbia boys have come a long way from its season opener sweep. Their progression was evident during the opening day of the District 3-3A meet Monday morning. Columbia isnt done yet after a strong showing against some of the leagues best. Tanner Thomas, Christian Chiong, Jacob Zecher and Cole Wehrli advanced by knocking off tough competition in the first round and second round. Wehrli and Thomas will compete in singles today after winning both their matches Monday. Columbias No.1 Chiong won his opening match before falling in his second. He and Zecher didnt get out of the singles bracket, but will compete in doubles with Thomas and Wehrli. An impressive opening day showing for the rebuilding Tigers. Im so proud of this team, doing as much as they did on the first day, Columbia boys coach Tom Moore said. Columbia enters the second day tied for first place with Atlantic Coast and host school Robert E. Lee. The strong start wouldnt be possible without impressive finishes from the Tigers double teams (Zecher and Wehrli, Chiong and Thomas). Cole, the younger brother of former standout, Reid, wasnt going to be denied as he won his first singles match 6-2, 6-2. Wehrli followed up with a second round win to advance (6-3, 6-1). But it was Thomas who highlighted the opening day outing. After suffering defeats for most of the year, Thomas defied the odds with a first round upset over Atlantic Coasts No.1. The he followed up with another win over a Middleburg player during the second round. No.2 Thomas and No.4 Wehrli will compete for a district title in todays singles finals while the doubles semifinal round will follow. Columbia entered the tournament as a clear underdog, yet the Tigers have seemed to heat up at just the COLLEGE FOOTBALLFloridas Pineiro, Townsend eye rare feat in NFL draftDuo could be first specialists from the same college drafted in the same year since 1985. By MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro badly wanted to show off his leg. He pleaded with NFL scouts to kick with the breeze at his back during the schools pro day last month, believing he was capable of hitting an 80-yarder that would open eyes and raise his draft stock. They were like, No, no. Coaches want to see you kick into the wind, Pineiro said. They did the same to punter Johnny Townsend. The college teammates obliged, and performed just fine in the other direction. Pineiro and Townsend hope they did enough to get drafted. If so, they would become the first specialists from the same college drafted in the same year since Clemsons duo of Dale Hatcher (third round) and Donald Igwebuike (10th) in 1985. Pineiro and Townsend would be the first teammates to do so call it a rare feet since the NFL draft was shortened to seven rounds in 1994. Pineiro and Townsend are hardly locks, but theyre far from long shots after working out at the NFL combine, at Floridas pro day and for a number of teams in private. They are widely regarded as the second-best prospects at their positions, trailing only Auburn place-kicker Daniel Carlson COURTESYFlorida kicker and NFL prospect Eddy Pineiro made 29 of his last 30 field-goal attempts and finished his college career having made 38 of 43, including all five from 50 yards or longer. COURTESYColumbias Asherah Collins winning her 200m spot for the Region 1 meet next Thursday. CHS sends 7 to regionals HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELDBy ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comAfter strong performances in this past weekends District 3 meet, Columbias track and field team is sending seven athletes to the Region 1-3A meet next Thursday. Columbias 4x100m relay team is returning to regionals after a second place finish (43.51) in Jacksonville. James Williamson, Jamari Pate, Lorinza Jelks and Tracy White together will vie for a spot in the state finals next week in Tallahassee. Columbia also had impressive individual performances coming from Yassin Raffay, Konstance Washington and Asherah Collins. Washington, a senior, is headed back to regionals after placing third in the shot put finals (9.37m). Collins stole the show with a first-place finish in the triple jump finals (11.46m). The sophomore also took third in the 200m dash (25.69) and fifth in the 100m dash (12.49). Shes been excelling in just about every event that shes Raffay, Collins shine at district meet Saturday.GATORS continued on 5BBy MARK LONGAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE Sitting in the front row with his wife and two young daughters, Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny got blind-sided like never before in his NFL career. A guy known for his meticulous preparation wasnt ready for teammate Telvin Smiths heartwarming speech. So Posluszny started to cry as soon as Smith paused to collect himself. A few minutes later, both of them had tears rolling down their cheeks. It was an emotional farewell for them and just about everyone else in the room. Posluszny formally and reluctantly retired Monday after 11 seasons in the league, including the last seven in Jacksonville. He finished his career with 1,381 tackles, 41 pass breakups, 16 sacks, 15 interceptions and eight forced fumbles. He explained his decision in detail during a ceremony inside EverBank Field, saying he started contemplating walking away late last season. I dont want to do this, said Posluszny, who enjoyed one winning season during his time in Buffalo and Jacksonville. I dont want to retire right now. I want to keep playing. But what was more important for me was I didnt want to go back on the field and be a step too slow or miss a play. If Im out on the field with Telvin and Myles (Jack) and they expect me to do something and I miss that play because I held on a year too long, I dont know how I look at them. That was unacceptable to me. ... I know thats right around the corner, and once it hits, it hits. You dont stop it. Avoiding that was the most important thing. Its my time. I love the game too much and I respect it too Jaguars Paul Posluszny would rather retire a year early than a play lateNFL PoslusznyRETIRE continued on 2B REGIONS continued on 2B TIGERS continued on 2BINSIDE: Fort White softball defeats Hamilton County, 6B B1


2B T UESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER TV LISTINGSToday MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. FS1 Cleveland at Minnesota 10 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Boston at L.A. Angels OR Houston at Seattle NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, first round, Game 2, Washington at Toronto 8 p.m. TNT NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, first round, Game 2, Milwaukee at Boston 10:30 p.m. TNT NBA playoffs, Western Conference, first round, Game 2, New Orleans at Portland NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference, first round, Game 3, Washington at Columbus 8 p.m. CNBC NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, first round, Game 4, Winnipeg at Minnesota 10:30 p.m. NBCSN NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, first round, Game 4, Vegas at Los Angeles SOCCER 2:45 p.m. NBCSN Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion vs. TottenhamNBA Daily Playoff GlanceFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Saturday, April 14 Golden State 113, San Antonio 92, Golden State leads series 1-0 Toronto 114, Washington 106, Toronto leads series 1-0 Philadelphia 130, Miami 103, Philadelphia leads series 1-0 New Orleans 97, Portland 95, New Orleans leads series 1-0 Sunday, April 15 Boston 113, Milwaukee 107, OT, Boston leads series 1-0 Indiana 98, Cleveland 80, Inidana leads series 1-0 Oklahoma City 116, Utah 108, Oklahoma City leads series 1-0 Houston 104, Minnesota 101, Houston leads series 1-0 Monday, April 16 Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 Indiana at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 Philadelphia at Miami, 7 p.m. Portland at New Orleans, 9 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m. Boston at Milwaukee, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Philadelphia at Miami, 2:30 p.m. Portland at New Orleans, 5 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 10 p.m. Sunday, April 22 Boston at Milwaukee, 1 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 x-Milwaukee at Boston, TBA x-Miami at Philadelphia, TBA x-San Antonio at Golden State, TBA x-New Orleans at Portland, TBA Wednesday, April 25 x-Washington at Toronto, TBA x-Indiana at Cleveland, TBA x-Minnesota at Houston, TBA x-Utah at Oklahoma City, TBA Thursday, April 26 x-Boston at Milwaukee, TBA x-Philadelphia at Miami, TBA x-Golden State at San Antonio, TBA x-Portland at New Orleans, TBA Friday, April 27 x-Toronto at Washington, TBA x-Cleveland at Indiana, TBA x-Houston at Minnesota, TBA x-Oklahoma City at Utah, TBA Saturday, April 28 x-Milwaukee at Boston, TBA x-Miami at Philadelphia, TBA x-San Antonio at Golden State, TBA x-New Orleans at Portland, TBA Sunday, April 29 x-Washington at Toronto, TBA x-Indiana at Cleveland, TBA x-Minnesota at Houston, TBA x-Utah at Oklahoma City, TBAMLB STANDINGSNational League East Division W L P ct GB New Y ork 12 2 .857 Philadelphia 9 5 .643 3 Atlanta 8 6 .571 4 Washington 7 9 .438 6 Miami 4 11 .267 8 C entral Division W L P ct GB Pittsburgh 11 4 .733 S t. Louis 9 7 .563 2 Chicago 7 7 .500 3 Milwaukee 8 8 .500 3 Cincinnati 2 13 .133 9 W est Division W L P ct GB Arizona 11 4 .733 Colorado 9 8 .529 3 S an Diego 7 10 .412 5 S an Francisco 6 9 .400 5 L os Angeles 5 9 .357 5 A merican League East Division W L P ct GB Boston 13 2 .867 Toronto 9 5 .643 3 New Y ork 7 7 .500 5 Baltimore 5 11 .313 8 T ampa Bay 3 12 .200 10 C entral Division W L P ct GB Minnesota 7 4 .636 Cleveland 8 6 .571 Chicago 4 8 .333 3 Detroit 4 9 .308 4 K ansas City 3 10 .231 5 W est Division W L P ct GB L os Angeles 13 3 .813 Houston 10 6 .625 3 Seattle 8 5 .615 3 Oakland 6 10 .375 7 Texas 6 11 .353 7 TE Gavin Escobar signs with Dolphins, his 5th team MIAMI (AP) Tight end Gavin Escobar has signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fifth team in a six-year NFL career. Escobar has played in 64 games, with seven starts, and has 30 career recep tions. He played in two games last year for Baltimore, and has also spent time with Dallas, Kansas City and the Cleveland Browns, who cut him last week. He was a second-round draft pick by the Cowboys in 2013. Guard McGusty transferring to Miami from Oklahoma MIAMI (AP) Guard Kameron McGusty is transferring to the University of Miami after two seasons at Oklahoma. McGusty announced his decision Monday on Twitter He averaged 8.0 points in 32 games last season, including eight starts, and averaged 10.9 as a freshman, when he started 17 games. The native of Katy, Texas, will be eligible to play for Miami beginning in 2019-20. Last week, guard Anthony Mack said he was transferring to Miami. Mack didnt play as a freshman at Wyoming last season. SCOREBOARD TUESDAY EVENING APRIL 17, 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) Roseanne (N) Alex, Inc. 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Smith stole the show, though, with his tearful introduction. Forever and ever and ever his legacy will live on through what hes done here, Smith said. I love him. I appreciate him. ... Just know, I never met a better man than you. Ive never had a better teammate than you. I dont think Ive ever been able to say someone loved me who I didnt do something for than you. And I promise you I promise you, I promise you I wont let you down. And I feel like that last game we let you down, so I dedicate this next season to you and I promise you were going to head down and give everything I got because of you and the legacy you left. Posluszny announced March 13 that the 2017 season would be his last He waited until Monday, the day players returned for their voluntary, offseason conditioning program, to make it official. Coaches, front office personnel and teammates, including a few from back in the day, were on hand for the festivities. Posluszny thanked most of them and later said he wants to attend graduate school and get a second degree, possibly a Masters of Business Administration or something in the aerospace field. Whatever he chooses, he hopes it can fill a void created by losing being around his teammates. The great fear of mine is I dont know where to find that in the rest of society or what occupation Im sure theyre out there where you can be in that type of environment where it doesnt matter where youre from and you can work with Telvin Smith every day or you can work with Myles Jack every day and be in a room together and learn together and grow together, Posluszny said. Thats the best part of the NFL: Your teammates and the environment that you create in that locker room where you know that ... Im going to play as hard as I can so that (a teammate) has success so that we win as a group. To me, thats priceless. Thats the most important thing, and I know thats what Im going to miss the most, hands down. RETIREContinued From 1B right time. Thats what I am proud about is that they kept getting better, Moore said. For Tanner, he won one match the whole year, so he was out there trying. And we finally found the formula for him to play and he utilized it (Monday). It was really nice to see that, for him to beat the No.1 seed in his singles. Regardless of the outcome on Tuesday, Moore says he couldnt be prouder. The goal was to get better, he said. And this is better than I expected. LADY TIGERS FALL: Columbias girls tennis team season came to an end at the District 3-3A meet in Jacksonville Monday morning. The Lady Tigers were swept on all courts (0-7), falling to Oakleaf, First Coast, Middleburg and Atlantic Coast. Columbias Ally Mitchell and Hanna Wheeler had their matches come down to the end, but couldnt muster out the victories. Tough loss at districts, Columbia girls coach Michelle Lear said. We had several close matches. They had some great points and played some of the best tennis I have seen them play. The girls have come a long way, and coach John [Lear] and I are very proud of their progress. We have some work to do, but we will come back stronger and ready for some more wins next year. TIGERSContinued From 1Bbeen in, Columbia coach Audre Ruise said about Collins. She was previously in training with (former Columbia) coach Travis Sheppard, who runs an AAU program and coach [April] Morse at the middle school. Im just building on what they already put in her really. Raffay, a cross country star, placed second in the boys 3200m run (9:45.53). His strong showing was enough to advance him to regionals for a consecutive year. Hes a senior this year so he really wants to go to state this time, Ruise said. We have taken him to regionals twice I believe hes been saying hes ready to take it onto state at this point. Columbia hopes to send at least one athlete to the state meet May 4. Believe it or not, I feel like were just as good as some of the schools were going to be competing with, especially in the events that were going in, Ruise added. REGIONS Continued From 1B COURTESYColumbias boys tennis team is pictured: Cole Wehrli (from left) Christian Chiong, coach Tom Moore, Brien Boudreau, Tanner Thomas and Jacob Zecher. The Tigers competed at Robert E. Lee High in Jacksonville. B2


LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER ADVICE & COMICS TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 3B DEAR ABBY: Once I announced my engagement, my already thin, fit mother went on a diet and lost 20 pounds. My weight has always been an issue with her, and I cant believe she would draw attention to it in this way. She called me a bridezilla because I told her I think shes trying to showboat my wedding because shes the one with the insecurity issues. I would have been happy to elope, but she insisted on this big wedding to show off to her friends and recoup the gifts she gave to their kids. How do we get through the next six months and keep our already fragile relationship intact? -DAUGHTER OF MOMZILLA DEAR DAUGHTER: Weddings are supposed to be about the happy couple, not a means for a third party to recoup gifts she gave to her friends children. If you feel you would be happier eloping rather than be miserable going on with the show, thats what you and your fiance should do. However, if you do decide to go through with the wedding, you and your mother should agree there will be no further discussion about weight -hers or yours. Period. DEAR ABBY: I came into work Monday morning to the news that one of my co-workers had passed away the day before from a massive heart attack. I was shocked and saddened. I was also appalled that my employer posted her death on Facebook less than 24 hours later. I dont feel that this is an appropriate forum to announce a death, and I also dont think it was my employers responsibility to notify the world. In my opinion, the family should notify the public if they choose. Are there any rules of etiquette regarding social media and announcing a co-workers death? -SAD NEWS IN CALIFORNIA DEAR SAD NEWS: Of course it is the prerogative of family members to post that kind of news. Ideally, your employer should have waited an extra day or two to allow the family to get the word out. However, unless a family member complained to you about what your employer did, you shouldnt be so quick to judge. While you have experienced a shocking loss, your boss has, too, particularly if the employee was a longtime one. That he/she shared it on social media isnt surprising these days, considering how much information is being posted online, nor was it a breach of etiquette. DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend nearly 19 years, and we both agree that we dont want marriage. I just found out that for the last nine months he has been seeing someone else on his lunch break. He says he loves me and doesnt want to lose me, but he loves her, too, and she is his friend. He said he would stop the affair, but because shes his friend, he wont stop texting and seeing her as a friend. Should I trust what he is saying? We dont have kids together, but we raised his two and my one together as our own. -SILENT PAINDEAR PAIN: Should you trust that your boy friend wont resume the af fair with his friend -or that he has stopped it? I dont think so. Although the two of you arent formally married, you have had an understanding that lasted almost 19 years, and he has br eached it. You now must decide whether you want to be part of a threesome, and for that, you have my sympathy. Abigail Van Bride accuses mom of using wedding to spotlight herself 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): Dont disregard what others do or say. Size up your situation and consider your options. Learn from past mistakes and leave no room for error. If you want something, be willing to work for it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Opportunity knocks. 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Your involvement will help you figure out the latest trends and set new goals that will help you keep up with technology or research in your chosen field. A partnership will intrigue you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Look for opportunities that will encourage you to take on a new challenge or pick up skills that fit the current economic trends. Take care of personal money and domestic matters that can affect your lifestyle or an important relationship. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Examine alternative ways to deal with matters that put you in charge of other peoples affairs. A creative approach to your relationship with an older family member will help you avoid cleaning up a messy situation. Discuss family matters openly. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put more into your job and how you earn your living. Look for a way to make your money stretch and to use your space to create a less extravagant lifestyle. Adopt changes that promote a healthier environment. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stick close to immediate family, and be careful when dealing with outsiders. Youll be given poor information or limited support and should be prepared to do your own research. Opportunity comes to those who are willing to do the legwork. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Emotional troubles will surface when dealing with peers, a friend or relative. Choose your gestures carefully, or someone will misinterpret the signal you are trying to send. You dont want to be accused of a slight you never intended. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Memories will encourage you to attend a reunion or to connect with someone you havent seen in ages.Actor David Bradley (Game of Thrones) is 75. Musician Jan Hammer is 69. Actress Olivia Hussey is 66. Actor Clarke Peters (Treme) is 65. Singer Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks is 62. Rapper Afrika Bambaataa is 60.CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


4B TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTERClassi ed Department 755-5440 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVANTAGETake ADvantage of the Reporter Classifieds!755-5440 Retail Sales Artsy Abode is seeking enthusiastic and hardworking part time Key Holders with exceptional management skills who can thrive in a high traffic environment. Must be sales driven and have the ability to coach for excellence. Flexible schedules required with the ability to work evenings and weekends. Reliable transportation essential. Must have excellent customer service skills, be an effective problem-solver who promptly responds to customer needs. Knowledge of retail operations, sales, and inventory control required. Excellent supervisory skills and interpersonal skills. Computer literate, outgoing, and friendly communication style. Apply in person @313 NW Commons Loop or submit resume to: COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Request for Proposals Flat Field Feasibility Study RFP 2018-F The Columbia County Board of Commissioners is requesting statement of qualification proposals from firms interested in providing CDBG Grant Environmental Review and Administration Services. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on April 26, 2018 in the office of the Board of County Commissioners located at 135 NE Hernando Ave. Room 203, Lake City, Florida 32055. Schedule of Events: Proposals Due April 26, 2018 Evaluation Committee Meeting May 1, 2018 Oral Presentations if necessary May 8, 2018 Recommendation to Board May 17, 2018 Specifications and bid forms may be downloaded at the County web site, st-purchasing-projects.aspx. 418725 April 10, 17, 2018 Christian Preschool & Afterschool Program looking for part time help. DCF 40 hours required. Contact Ronny 386-365-2128 or Shelby 386-755-5795. Jacqueline Couch will be hiring 74 temporary farm workers, needed from 5/25/2018 through 07/31/2018 at 35 hours per week in Tattnall County, GA. Workers will harvest watermelons. The wage is $10.95 per hour or the prevailing wage rate. Guarantee of of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expense provided with completion of 50% of the work contract. Interested workers should apply at the nearest Georgia Department of Labor office and provide the office with a copy of this advertisement or call 912-245-0186 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to set up an interview. Reference Job # GA2119143929. Lakeisha Wilcox will be hiring 74 temporary farm workers, needed from 5/25/2018 through 07/31/2018 at 35 hours per week in Tifton, GA. Workers will harvest watermelons. The wage is $10.95 per hour or the prevailing wage rate. Guarantee of of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expense provided with completion of 50% of the work contract. Interested workers should apply at the nearest Georgia Department of Labor office and provide the office with a copy of this advertisement or call 912245-8344 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm to set up an interview. Reference Job # GA2119255739. 3/2, $725/mo $725/sec dep. Located in small, neat mobile home park. 12/mo lease, No pets. Call/text 904-704-0410 Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 2BD/2BA Condo $950/mo In town. 1st, Last, $500 security. No Pets. 697-6436 Pianist needed for First United Methodist Church. Please call for information (386)752-4488 Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lo t lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. 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 752-4663 MLS90282 Grea t investment, currently rented a t $900/mo, lg lot in town, detached garage. $124,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty Sabrina Suggs 854-068 6 MLS95057 $229,000 Open floor plan & private master ste, all on 1 floor, great location. Looking for individual to help show & sell my artwork. For information call 912-253-7475 2 & 3 BR MH, $600-$875, water, sewer, stove & fridge furnished. no pets 209-8111 LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL Facility & Maintenance Tech RNs-FT, PRN Pharmacy Tech Please visit our website for more information and to fill out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL Systems Administrator Please visit our website for more information and to fill out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Opportunity / Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace MAKE EXTRA $$ MONEY $$ The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper, seeks Independent Contractor Newspaper Carriers for several motor routes in the city and county. You must be motivated by earning extra money, be an early riser and have reliable transportation. Apply in person during normal business hours.Monday Friday 8am 5pmNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. Studio Apt. all utilities including cable. Min. 6 mo lease $580/mo $500/sec dep Martin 386-697-7755 O'Neal Roofing now hiring all positions. Apply in person 212 SE Hickory Dr. 386-752-7578 RCCAMN Summer Camp Counselor Job Announcement The Richardson Community Center/ Annie Mattox Park North, Inc (RCCAMN) is currently accepting resumes for summer camp counselors. The camp will service students 7-12 years old. The summer program dates are June 11-August 3. All applicants MUST have experience working with children. Please email resumes to Nicole_smith@ or contact by phone at (386) 7547096. Please note that background checks are mandatory for this position. For a detailed job description please visit Deadline for resume submission is April 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2018-61-CA MACEDONIA A.M.E. CHURCH, a/k/a A.M.E. CHURCH, a/k/a M. E. CHURCH, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN MCKINNEY, if living and if deceased, His unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through, or under him; PARMELIA MCKINNEY, if living and if deceased, Her unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under her; ROSCOE MCKINNEY, ALONZO MCKINNEY, GEORGE MCKINNEY, LEMAN MCKINNEY, A/K/A LEAMON MCKINEY, A/K/A LEAMAN MCKINNEY, LOGAN MCKINNEY, A/K/A COTON MCKINNEY, FLORENCE MCKINNEY, A/K/A FLORENCE POURNELL, COTTIE STEVENSON, ATTA ANDERS, A/K/A ATKA SHEALEY, MILDRED D. SINGLETON, if living and if deceased, Her unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under her; D. E. POLHILL, if living and if deceased, His/Her unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under him/her; Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION To: JOHN MCKINNEY, if living and if deceased, his unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under him; PARMELIA MCKINNEY, if living and if deceased, her unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under her; ROSCOE MCKINNEY, ALONZO MCKINNEY, GEORGE MCKINNEY, LEMAN MCKINNEY, A/K/A LEAMON MCKINEY, A/K/A LEAMAN MCKINNEY, LOGAN MCKINNEY, A/K/A COTON MCKINNEY, FLORENCE MCKINNEY, A/K/A FLORENCE POURNELL, COTTIE STEVENSON, ATTA ANDERS, A/K/A ATKA SHEALEY, MILDRED D. SINGLETON, if living and if deceased, their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under them; D. E. POLHILL, if living and if deceased, His/Her unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under him/her; Last known address/residence as to Defendant, John McKinney: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Parmelia McKinney: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Roscoe McKinney: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Alonzo McKinney: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, George McKinney; Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Leman McKinney, a/k/a Leamon McKinney, a/k/a Leaman McKinney: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Logan McKinney, a/k/a Coton McKinney: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Florence McKinney, a/k/a Florence Pournell: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Cottie Stevenson: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Atta Anders, a/k/a Atka Shealey: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Mildred D. Singleton: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, D. E. Polhill: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, John McKinney: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Parmelia McKinney; Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Roscoe McKinney; Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Alonzo McKinney: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, George McKinney: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Leman McKinney, a/k/a Leamon McKinney, a/k/a Leaman McKinney: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Logan McKinney, a/k/a Coton McKinney: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Florence McKinney, a/k/a Florence Pournell: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Cottie Stevenson: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Atta Anders, a/k/a Atka Shealey: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Mildred D. Singleton: Unknown g Current address/residence as to Defendant, D. E. Polhill: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANS. Last known address/residence: Unknown Current address/residence: Unknown The identities and whereabouts as to all other Defendants listed above are unknown. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following described property: That part of Blocks 71 and 72 lying West of US Highway 27 (aka State Rode 20), Town of Fort White, Florida, per Plat Book 1, Page 48, lying and being in Section 33, Township 6 South, Range 16 East, Columbia County, Florida, per Plat Book 1, Page 48 of the Official Records of said county. has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, within 30 days after the first publication, on Thomas J. Kennon, III, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 578 West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida 32055, either before May 25, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. This notice shall be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Lake City Reporter. Copies of all court documents in this case, including Orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. There may be money owed to you after a foreclosure sale. You may contact the Clerk of the Court at 386-758-1041 for information on what you need to do to get the money. You do not need to hire an attorney or other representative to get this money. 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 12th day of April, 2018. P. DEWITT CASON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 419908 April 17, 24, 2018 May 1, 8, 2018 3BR/2BA $625/mo quiet park, no pets, clean country living, references & deposit required. 386-292-2078 Axmaker Horse Transportation LLC seeks 3 temp FT Farm Worker from 5/22/18 3/1/19. Worksite: 4487 Louisville Rd, Salvisa, KY 40372. Housing: 1275 Gilberts Creek Rd, Salvisa, KY 40372. Attend to live horses; feed, water, load. Maintain records on horses, assist in birth deliveries; admin meds, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate; clean & maintain housing areas; clean stalls, pens, & equip. Halterbreak & care for young horses. Perform farm maint. such as repairing fences & mowing grass. Work hours: Split shift 7AM11AM & 1PM-5PM, M-F. $11.19/hr. Employer guarantees to offer employment for a min. of 3/4 of workdays for total specified period during which work contract & all extensions thereof are in effect, beginning with the 1st day after worker arrives at place of employment & ending on expiration date specified in work contract or extensions thereof. 1 mo. exp. req. Work tools, supplies & equip. provided w/o cost to worker. For workers who cannot reasonably return to perm residence at end of each work day, housing provided at no cost & expenses for subsistence & transportation to the employers address provided or paid by employer, with payment made no later than completion of 50% of work contract. To apply, call Peter Axmaker 509-840-2824 between 8AM & 5PM or contact nearest Kentucky State Workforce office using job listing 841690051. Estate Auctions: Fri, April 20th @ 6pm, High Springs, FL Hwy 27N #20822 Mah, Oak, Vict. Furn, early radios/equipment, sterling candelabras, glass, coins, tools, truck tool box, tall stacking tool box w/tools, art, Fenton, Primitives, Hess trucks, Records, jewelry. 10% B.P. C. Red Williams AU437/AB3447 352-258-0604 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


Classied Department 755-5440 LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER SPORTS TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 5B Classi ed Department 755-5440 TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER 5B Coldwell Banker-Bishop Sherry Ratliff 365-8414 MLS100226 4/2 mfg home in Deer Creek S/D, new metal roof & A/C excellently maintained $129,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS97810 3/2 underway in Cannon Creek Pl, split plan, side entry garage, covered back porch $185,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS98034 4/3 on 17th Green alongside the 18th Fairway in Country Club, brick FP, $249,900 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 MLS99605 Country home & 3/2 SWMH, 5.01ac, enclosed in-ground pool $224,000 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 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 MLS99718 $319,000 Working hay farm, fenced & cross-fenced 50'x100' ha y barn, 2100+ sqft 3BR home. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS99962 $110,000 Currently used as residence w/office & workshop detached from home, Ft White Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99858 $205,900 3/2.5 brick w/formal LR, fam rm, fenced back yard on 6.9ac west of Lake City on SR-247 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 MLS99669 $375,000 200' Ichetucknee River frontage, 6 ac border Ichetucknee Springs State park. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99868 $55,110 Wooded corner lot 10 square ac, offers easy access to Lake City, Ft White & Gainesville Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99229 $350,000 Business on highly visible Hw y 90, fully equipped restauran t w/234 seating capacity Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99977 $395,000 Great established business in 4000 sqft easy access on Main Blvd. All amenities stay. 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 10 Commercial acres at I10 & Hwy 41. Owner will finance. $125,000 Call 386-867-1190 Hallmark Real Estate Anita Tonetti 697-3780 MLS98624 Inground pool home, pool is enclosed & heated, home is like new & very well maintained. Hallmark Real Estate Vic Lantroop 623-6401 MLS99666 3/2 lg kit, open floor plan, lg garage, near schools & shopping, fenced yard, $129,000 Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS100186 Great commercial bldg in Madison, 2 yr old roof, lg walk-in safe, secity system $275,000 Hallmark Real Estate Tanya Shaffer 397-4766 MLS98872 1351sf office in city limits, CG zoning on corner lot, recently updated. $195,000 Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS99019 Historical 1915 home zoned res near downtown, carved entryway, French doors, $170,000 Hallmark Real Estate Janet Creel 719-0382 MLS96287 Sprawling 19ac, 2 rented MH w/good tenants, lg oaks & fenced. 12 ac planted pines $175,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS99970 3/1 in town, close to VA, fenced back yard, hardwood floors $62,000 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 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. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100082 $775,000 Executive pool home w/covered lanai, chef's kit, guest suite w/separate kit, lg theater rm Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100258 $225,000 Pool home, open great rm w/FP, covered lanai, split plan, lg open kit w/eat-in bar. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100274 $340,000 Beautiful home in country setting, mast on 1st floor, upstairs br, full bath & open living rm. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100279 $155,000 3/2 newly renovated w/step-down sun rm, lg screened in-ground pool & privacy fence. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100201 $49,000 Beautiful lot on paved rd, short distance to town & I-75, site built homes only. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100225 $349,900 Prime commercial professional bldg, lg corner lot close to Lake Shore Hospital w/lake frontage 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 MLS99973 $239,000 3/2 open floor plan, gas FP, FL rm off kit & master, close to city limits w/o city taxes! Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS99789 $259,000 40ac fenced & x-fences, 40x60 hay barn, 3/2 TWMH covered back porch off kit, lg open spaces. Poole Realty Nelda Hatche r 688-8067 MLS100163 2/1 in Jasper w/new appliances, counter tops & cabinet doors, bath w/jacuzzi tub $89,900 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 Kelli Shirah 2083847 MLS98877 $209,000 3/2 brick, kit has al stainless appliances & breakfast bar, screenin porch, fenced back yard Poole Realty Glenda McCall 362-4539 MLS99894 $95,00 0 3/2 w/hardwood floors, new insulated windows, downtown Jennings, new exterior doors. Poole Realty Glenda McCall 362-4539 MLS100099 84 fron t ft on Suwannee River, well, septic & power, 2 mi to Mayo, public boat ramp $43,000 Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS100079 $125,000 3/2 on 12ac, screened back porch, the cleared land great for animals. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS98482 4BR/3BA 2198hsf $298,200 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS98684 3/2 in Live Oak, granite counter tops, open plan $139,900 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 MLS99447 5/3 on 5ac 1280sf workshop, stone patio w/FP $379,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99455 $189,440 Reserve at Jewel Lake, community dock. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99617 1/1 cottage on Suwannee River, kitchenette. $98,900 rf ntb rr rf ttf t nt rLook at what you can do t bbLake City Reporter In Print & Online and Texas punter Michael Dickson. Anything can happen, Townsend said. The draft is a hectic process. As a specialist, you just have to control what you can and sit back and see what happens. Theres no doubt Pineiro and Townsend have to talent to make NFL rosters. Pineiro made 29 of his last 30 field-goal attempts and finished his college career having made 38 of 43, including all five from 50 yards or longer. His career conversation rate of 88.4 percent broke the school record set by Bobby Raymond in 1984. The Miami native hit 17 of 18 field goals as a junior in 2017, making him the most accurate kicker in the country. And theres no telling how well he would have done had he played with an offense that could move the ball with any consistency. The Gators ranked 109th in total offense, in triple digits for the sixth time in the last seven years. Pineiro was arguably the teams biggest scoring threat. They know I can hit the ball, said Pineiro, who made an 81-yarder in practice last summer. Just how consistent can I be? How consistently can I make it into the wind? Thats the most important thing: Can you kick in windy conditions? Can you kick when its raining? When its snowing? Thats what they really want to know, you know? Three place-kickers were drafted last year: Jake Elliott (fifth round), Zane Gonzalez (seventh) and Harrison Butker (seventh). Only Gonzalez (Cleveland) won a job in training camp. Elliott and Butker landed elsewhere and shined as rookies. I feel like every kicker is replaceable, Pineiro said. Its the NFL Not For Long so thats how it goes. No punters were drafted in 2017, the first time thats happened since 1998. Several will be under consideration in the final few rounds April 28, and Townsend hopes to be high on draft boards. He broke a Southeastern Conference record by averaging 46.2 yards a punt during his career. He averaged 47.5 yards as a senior and was even better (47.9) in 2016. He often helped Floridas mostly inept offense flip the field. I have a legitimate opportunity, Townsend said. Its a timing thing. ... It all depends just on the need of the team. You kind of have to fall into it. There is only one spot in every squad. It is a big timing thing for us.JORDAN KROEGER/Lake City ReporterAll-SEC punter Johnny Townsend starred for the Gators on special teams during his career. GATORSContinued From 1B By DICK SCANLONAssociated PressST. PETERSBURG Mallex Smith had four hits and Blake Snell struck out nine Monday night to help the Tampa Bay Rays stop a four-game losing streak with an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers. Smith bunted for a single against starter Martin Perez (1-2) in a fourrun second inning that gave the Rays a 5-0 lead. He doubled and scored in the third on his way to a second four-hit game in eight days. Wilson Ramos had three hits for the Rays and drove in two runs. Snell (2-1) gave up one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings, the third time this season a Tampa Bay starter has pitched at least six innings. Joey Gallo hit his sixth home run to get Texas on the board in the fourth. It was the first home run by a left-handed hitter against Snell, who has made 47 career starts. Nomar Mazara added a three-run shot in the eighth off reliever ChihWei Hu. C.J. Cron hit his second homer and Daniel Robertson connected for his first off Perez, who gave up seven runs and 10 hits in four innings. Rays third baseman Matt Duffy and Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar left the game early with injuries. Profar was in concussion protocol after being upended by Smiths slide in the second inning. Profar came down on the side of his head after making a throw toward first base. Duffy left in the first inning with right hamstring tightness. MOVING DAY INF-OF Renato Nunez, claimed by Texas on waivers Sunday from Oakland, was added to the 25-man roster and OF Ryan Rua was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. ... The Rangers acquired C Tony Sanchez from Cincinnati for a player to be named or cash and assigned him to Round Rock. TRAINERS ROOM Rangers: OF Delino DeSheilds (broken left hamate bone) is hitting off a tee. Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier, who tore a ligament in his right thumb sliding into second base Sunday, will have surgery Friday and be out two to three months. ... 1B Brad Miller (strained left groin) could start a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Charlotte. UP NEXT Rangers LHP Matt Moore, who pitched his first 5 1/2 seasons for Tampa Bay, will make his first start at Tropicana Field as a visiting pitcher. The Rays starter is to be determined.Rays beat Rangers 8-4 to end 4-game losing streak MondayMLB By JIMMY GOLENAssociated PressBOSTON After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place, Desiree Linden decided shed seen enough of the Boston Marathon for another year. My hands were freezing, and there are times where you were just stood up by the wind. It was comical how slow you were going, and how far you still had to go, Linden said. At six miles I was thinking, No way, this is not my day, she said. Then you break the tape and youre like, This is not what I expected today. A two-time Olympian and the 2011 Boston Marathon runner-up, Linden decided to stick around, outlasting the weather and the rest of the field to win the races 122nd edition on Monday in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. That was more than four minutes better than second-place finisher Sarah Sellers but the slowest time for a womens winner in Boston since 1978. Yuki Kawauchi splashed through the pelting rain, temperatures in the mid-30s and wind that gusted as high as 32 mph to win the mens race, passing defending champion Geoffrey Kirui in Kenmore Square to earn Japans first Boston title since 1987 and the $150,000 first prize. Wearing a white windbreaker that was drenched and billowing in the wind, Kirui slowed and stumbled across the Copley Square finish line in second, 2:25 back, followed by Shadrack Biwott and three other U.S. men. The winning time of 2:15:58 and was the slowest since Jack Fultz overcame temperatures in the high 90s to win the Run for the Hoses in 1976. For me, its the best conditions possible, said Kawauchi, who competed in 12 marathons last year six times the usual number for an elite runner and also works as a school administrator. Runners donned hats and extra layers, and the lead packs tried to draft off the media truck to avoid the rain that was hitting them horizontally at times. Wheelchair winners Marcel Hug of Switzerland and American Tatyana McFadden, both five-time champions, said they were unable to see through the spray that spun off their wheels. It was just tough, it was so freezing, Hug said through chattering teeth as a volunteer draped a second towel around his shoulders. Im just very glad that I made it. McFadden said she wore two jackets, with plastic bags between layers to stay dry, and hand warmers against her chest. The wet roads made it treacherous to turn and impossible to stop. I could start to feel my arms getting heavy just from all the rain soaking in, she said. You cant put your brakes on right away, so you had to be tedious on the turns. I couldnt even see because the wind was so strong. On the fifth anniversary of the finish line explosions that killed three and wounded hundreds more, Linden became the first U.S. woman to win since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 1985 before the race began offering prize money that lured the top international competitors to town. Linden nearly ended the drought in 2011 when she was outkicked down Boylston Street and finished second by 2 seconds. This time she made the turn off of Hereford with a lead of more than half of a mile. Probably 2011 is what put the fear in me, Linden said. That sprint battle is not super fun. It was nice to get it right down Boylston this time, thats for sure. A 34-year-old California native who lives in Michigan, Linden said she was so broken by the weather that she wanted to drop out after a couple of miles but instead stuck around in case she could help one of her fellow Americans. When four-time Olympian and reigning New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan fell behind after needing a bathroom break, Linden let her draft so she could catch up to the pack. Later, she helped Molly Huddle reconnect with the group.Linden wins Boston Marathon, 1st US woman since 1985 raceLONG DISTANCE RUNNING B5


6B T UESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER Fort White Middle routs Hamilton 17-2 Fort Whites Alyssa Hopkins (below) makes a tough outfield catch Monday. Fort Whites Breanna Barrs takes a swing against the visiting Hamilton County team. The girls are on a winning streak after beating Branford this past weekend. Fort Whites Emma Maggart (below) slides into home plate for a run. The middle school Lady Indians defeated Hamilton County 17-2 Monday. Fort Whites Sydney Southwell (above) slides home for another run during the contest. Fort White High crushes Hamilton 17-6 Photos by CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the ReporterFort Whites Jessica Burns (above) takes a swing during the non-district matchup against Hamilton County on Monday night. Fort Whites Anissa Penniman stands tall at first base after recording an out. The Lady Indians won the home contest 17-6. Fort Whites Aubrey Callum (above) connects at the plate against Hamilton County. Fort Whites Jessica Burns slides into second base during Mondays game. The Lady Indians head to West Port tonight. Fort White soft ball ends the regular season against Chiefland at home on Thursday night. B6