Lake City ReporterTUESDAY, A PRIL 24, 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. 277 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A P uzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advic e & Comics . . 3B Fire hydrant fixDo wntown, 2A. CCSO: On 4/20, he needed binoculars to find friends house next door, Story below + PLUS >> Voyage through the DAR websitesLOC AL Top volunteers at FW ElementaryLOC ALSee P age 2A See P age 5A 79 56Partly cloudy, 2A By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe Columbia County Builders Association is composed of local building industry professionals who are dedicated to their craft. Their hard work and dedica tion can been seen throughout the area in subdivisions as the number of residential dwellings members have built around the county continues to increase. This weekend the organization is showcasing its homes to the public during the 2018 Parade Of Homes. The 2018 Parade of Homes, a partnership between the CCBA and the Lake City Reporter, takes place Saturday and Sunday, featuring 18-newly built homes that will be open for free public tours. The event goes from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday. The event is completely free and people may tour the homes in any order at their leisure. A map of the homes with addresses can be found inside Work will be on display during Parade of Homes Saturday and Sunday.Builders association is backbone of local construction PARADE continued on 5A TMGetting back their rights AMENDMENT 4 Measure would automate process for most felons upon release from prison.Editors note: This is the first in a series of stories examining the constitutional amendments that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comAgainst all odds, Kenny Butch Bochette says hes done well for himself since his release from Bay Correctional Facility in 2001. After bouncing around several jobs, Bochette bought a house in Lake City in 2009. Soon to be 62, his property portfolio has expanded to include three duplexes and a second single-family house, all of which he rents out and pays property taxes on. But do I have a say at City Hall about how theyre taxing me? he said. No, Ive got no power at all. The only voice I have is the voice thatll listen to me. The voice that can vote. So when Bochette learned about Amendment 4, he regained hope that he could finally feel like a full-fledged member of the community again. Im a second-class citizen, and thats the mentality that it pushes you into, he said. Bochette Warren RIGHTS continued on 3A Sixthgraders advance cause in FW Resurrect program defunct for 10 years.By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comFort White residents have middle school students to thank for a town wide recycling program soon to begin operations. The Fort White Middle School sixth grade science class, under the guidance of teacher Trini Johannesen, took its concerns to town hall and the local chamber of commerce. They wanted the town to resume its defunct community recycling program and they stated their case with presentations on its importance through appearances at the meetings of both. There concerns were heard and the town will soon resume the recycling program, benefitting Fort White citizens and Columbia County residents for miles and keeping tons of trash out of the local landfill. Its very instrumental that they were a part of it, said Fort White Mayor Demetric Jackson. He said Johannesens students came to the council meeting and gave the council members letters urging they take up the project. I think it kind of help pushed the ball to move a little faster, Jackson said. Since then he said the county has provided the dumpsters and the city has provided the location for the program. When the program resumes, residents will have a central location to drop off used papers, plastics and cans without a trip to Lake City or going over A 4/20 saga: Man jailed for burglaryBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comWhen a Winter Haven man was caught green-handed in Fort White with gold and silver binoculars, he told the homeowner he needed the spyglasses to find his friends house. It was 4/20. According to a witness, he was high. His friend lived next door. All that according to a Columbia County Sheriffs report with statements from the neigh-RECYCLING FW continued on 3A Jackson Goggle-eyed getawayPhotos by TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterLandon Graham wears a pair of impairment googles to simulate intoxication as he peddles away from Columbia County Sheriffs Deput y Keith Spradley (left) and Sgt. Sean Sikes during Sa turdays Teen Driver Challenge in Fort White.Driving Challenge keeps teens safe Inaugural program held in FW.By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Some newly licensed teen drivers learned ways to be safer drivers by taking part in the Florida Sheriffs Association Teen Driver Challenge. The event took place Saturday morning at Fort White High School. Saturdays class was the inaugural launch of the Columbia County program. Seven teen drivers participated in the free event, working with six Columbia County Sheriffs Deputies and three deputies from the Florida Sheriffs Association. Murray Smith, CCSO public information officer, said the sheriffs office wants safer drivers in the community and programs like the defensive driving course helps meet that goal. Were going to start TEENS cont. on 3AABOVE: A Bradford C ounty deputy gives driving tips to Emily Lamoreaux as she tries to navigate a driving obstacle course in reverse. LEFT: Landon and Miracle Graham, siblings, learn how to check a vehicles tire pressure with help from Columbia County Sheriffs Office Sgt. D on M eyer. BURGLARY continued on 5A A3
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Another member in Keystone Heights received a local phone call that identified itself on the screen as originating from Clay Electric, but was not a number belonging to the co-op. Clay Electric encourages its members to be very suspicious of anyone who contacts them and claims he or she represents the co-op and wants to offer a service or be paid for an overdue bill. The cooperative does not offer services or collect past due amounts in this manner. Clay Electric informs its members of services in official publications and sends a reminder letter for past due bills. If you are at all suspicious of someone claiming theyre with the power company, hang up and call Clay Electric at 800224-4917. We especially urge our members to ignore suspicious requests for personal information such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers, user names and passwords, or Social Security numbers, said Derick Thomas, director of the co-ops Member & Public Relations Department. Members should not share confidential personal information over the phone. T he flyer at right is a recent example of an offer that was mailed to co-op members that is not from Clay Electric, according to the company. Photos by COREY ARWOOD/Lake City Reporter TOP, RIGHT: City work ers were out at the inter section of Hamilton and Marion streets Monday morning working with heavy equipment at a torn up section of side walk. U tilities super visor Kevin Parlatti said a fire hydrant had been struck by a truck roughly a month ago. T hey w ere replacing the hydrant and, as a preventative measure, moving it far ther back from the curb, he said.
T UESDAY, AP RIL 24, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY R E PORTER 3A THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE. RESULTS MAY VARY FROM PERSON TO PERSON. NO INDIVIDUAL RESULT SHOULD BE SEEN AS TYPICAL. Theres no denying that people mostly women are on a mission to discover the best way to eliminate ne lines and wrinkles permanently. The $14 billion dollars spent on aesthetic procedures in 2016 alone is a clear indication of that fact. But now science appears to be offering a simpler solution. Its a special delivery technology adapted for skincare that gets superior results. Known as advanced liposome technology, this powerful distribution system ensures that vital nutrients are delivered exactly where your skin needs them the most, providing your skin with maximum anti-aging benets. 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We are going to be opening our Fort White Community Recycling Center in the very near future, said Johannesen. Our council and chamber are looking at what days and what times it can be open during the week and soon we will be advertising and we are urging people to start using our recycling center. She recently took their message on the road to the Alligator Lake Spring Festival with a few of her students manning a booth and giving talks on the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling. Before going to town hall with the request they first stopped by the Fort White Chamber of Commerce to rally for support. The kids did a great presentation on the importance of recycling, said Fort White Chamber President Scott Thomason. Its definitely happening and its going to be good for the community. He said it had been close to a decade since the town had similar facilities that were discontinued because of misuse and improper dumping at the site. The chamber agreed to help staff the location, which is slated for the site of the old town dump off State Road 47. Thomason said he expected the site to begin taking recyclable products within a month, but they were currently coordinating with the town over a few details of its initial operations. Were working with the town to determine the best time. The town wants to help out too, Thomason said. The chamber and the town have, the last two years, have really been working well together to better the community. Jackson said they are planning a ribbon cutting ceremony with Johannesens class to commemorate the programs inauguration. FWContinued From 1A with newly licensed teenagers and get them some foundation and basics that will last them the rest of their lives, he said. Smith said statistics show that 25-30 percent of newly licensed drivers will have an accident or crash within their first year of driving. We dont want to have our teenagers to be statistics, he said. We want to give them the equipment and tools for them to go out and drive defensively and safely. Sgt. Sean Sikes, Columbia County Sheriffs Office training coordinator, said the students participated in a classroom curriculum, learned how to inspect their vehicles tires, brakes and fluids and learned how it feels to be in a low impact crash by riding in the Seat Belt Convincer. The students also drove their vehicles on different road courses in the schools parking lot, focusing on varied driving scenarios. They also rode a pedal cart through a prepared course while wearing goggles designed to simulate operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. This is going to give these drivers some necessary skills, for offensive and defensive driving, if they get exposed to hazards in the roadways or other motorists comes into their path, Sikes said. This gives that training to evade and use evasive techniques to hopefully avoid that crash. This is not to teach them to drive, but to get them supplemental experience. TEENSContinued From 1A TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterCC S O S gt. D on Meyer is pictured with Landon Graham, who is buckled into the S ea t Belt Convincer with students looking on and Murray S mith, CCS O public information officer, taking photos. T he device simulates the impact of a low speed traffic crash.If approved by 60 percent of Florida voters in November, the measure will automatically restore the voting rights of felons upon completion of their sentence excluding murderers and sex offenders. The front-running Republican gubernatorial candidate, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, told the Tampa Bay Times in January he opposes the measure and would only consider automatic restoration of voting rights for nonviolent offenders. Nonviolent offenders ought to have an easier path to restoration of rights, Putnam told the newspaper. Violent criminals do not deserve the same. Terrorism, manslaughter and kidnapping are treated as nonviolent crimes in this proposal, and thats not something I can support. Bochette, who describes himself as a conservative activist, said his conviction stemmed from a barroom brawl in 1996 in St. Augustine. He said he was with some women at the time when a group of men started harassing them. The law was you could not exceed you could only meet the force that was brought against you, he said. Well, I used a beer mug on them boys. I guess that exceeded the force, so they found me guilty. He served 47 months on a five-year sentence for aggravated assault. Since the crime involved violence, Bochette had to go before the states clemency board to get his voting rights restored. The board responded in 2006, acknowledging the case was under review. But theres been no progress since, he said. Nothing happens, it just stops right there, he said. Ive called several times, and Ive checked regularly. Three years ago, Bochette said he even introduced himself to Gov. Rick Scott during a Republican fundraising dinner and made his case. Scott told Bochette to keep trying to go through the clemency board, of which the governor is a member. Its a very difficult task to accomplish, he said. Because your words are falling on deaf ears. Though hes hoping for good news about Amendment 4 in November, Bochette said hes prepared for the worst. The population is of the mind that all felons are bad people, he said. Sylvester Warren, who returned to Lake City after getting out of prison three years ago, seemed to be more confident the amendment will pass. Im extremely optimistic, he said. Warren was sentenced to 22 years in 2009 on a federal charge of conspiracy to traffic cocaine. Changes in the law reduced the sentence, and he ended up serving eight years at multiple facilities in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Warren said he hasnt even applied to have his voting rights restored because statistics show most attempts are unsuccessful. Ive looked at the numbers, seen how many people the governor allowed their rights to be restored, Warren said. Warren said he wont feel whole again until he can participate in the democratic process. So many people before me fought to have this right, he said. Ive served my punishment. I havent been able to affect change in ways I would have liked, he added. In March, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ordered Gov. Scott to overhaul the states system of restoring voting rights for felons by April 26. Walkers ruling described the system as fatally flawed, saying it gives the clemency board, which is made up of the governor and his cabinet, unfettered discretion over cases. RIGHTSContinued From 1AT he fr ont-running Republican gubernatorial candidate, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam P utnam, told the Tampa Bay Times in January he opposes the measure and would only consider automatic restoration of voting rights for nonviolent offenders.
Former NFL star and Washington State Cougar Steve Gleason has made an even bigger impact off the field, as an advocate for health research and helping individuals with neuromuscular diseases live full lives. U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell want to show this Spokane native how proud his home state is of his accomplishments by nominating him for a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow. Previous recipients of the award include Thomas Edison, Jonas Salk and Jesse Owens. Its a lofty group of scientists, athletes and other luminaries. Gleason belongs in that company for changing countless lives through the Gleason Initiative Foundation and through the example he has set as a man living well despite health challenges. Steve is an inspiration to all of us. His perseverance, determination and unbreakable spirit have helped the world understand ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and how it impacts people and their families every day, wrote Cantwell. Before Congress can award a Congressional Gold Medal, both the House and Senate must pass legislation, which then must be signed by the president. The award for Gleason should not be a heavy lift. After playing both baseball and football at WSU and helping the Cougars football team advance to the 1997 Rose Bowl, Gleason was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts and went on to play seven seasons with the New Orleans Saints. In 2011, he was diagnosed with ALS and began the biggest fight of his life. At the time of his diagnosis, Gleason said there will be No White Flags, a saying that has become his mantra and the rallying cry of the Gleason Initiative Foundation. His foundation helps provide leading edge technology, equipment and services to people with neuromuscular diseases or injuries. He has given hundreds of people with ALS life experiences they didnt think possible. Steve Gleason has set a wonderful example, turning his fame and drive toward the goal of researching a way to end ALS. He is a man worth honoring with a Congressional Gold Medal. Seattle TimesLast week, the world commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Much of the news this year focused on a new national survey, conducted by Schoen Consulting for the Claims Conference, to assess just how much Americans, especially young Americans, know about the Holocaust today. The results were disheartening and disturbing. People are beginning to forget. But as I reviewed the survey, I found myself remembering another time and place when an old man who had suffered much passed on his story, and with it a special responsibility to a teenage boy who had suffered not at all. That boy was me. I called him always Mr. Michele. I never knew his first name. He owned a popular dry cleaning shop on the Upper West Side of New York where I grew up, and for three years, Mr. Michele was my boss. Every day after school, I delivered cleaning to a raft of his clients, from Robert Oppenheimer and other notables to the profs at Columbia just across the street. He and I had a typical employee-employer relationship, but we couldnt have been more different. I was a teenager with all the trials and tribulations that brings, and he was a quiet and serious man, very businesslike with a remarkable sense of responsibility. And he had numbers tattooed on his arm. I never asked about his past. He didnt talk about it, but I knew what those numbers meant, having lost distant family to the Holocaust. When I was 17, I moved to Ohio for my senior year. I gave Mr. Michele notice, and on my last day, something quite extraordinary happened that stays with me even now. I returned from my final deliveries, and as I walked back into the store, Mr. Michele sat in a chair on one side of the counter. Another had been placed directly across, and there, sitting in front of each chair, was a small glass of scotch. He asked me to join him, and for the next hour, Mr. Michele told me his story. He talked to me about the time he spent in the camp, the loss of family and freedom, and how important it was that I know what had happened to him and so many others. That I should never forget. All these years later, I now understand that when Mr. Michele decided to tell me about his life, he didnt really mean it to be about him but about the millions who didnt survive. He wanted me to remember the scale and the meaning of the Holocaust. The specifics of his life were less important to him than the context it would give me. He did this so that one day, if the time ever came again if the world needed to be reminded of the cost to our humanity when we do nothing in the face of evil I would be armed with the truth of his story. Perhaps that time has come. This is what the Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study found: One in 10 Americans and over one-fifth of millennials (22 percent) either havent heard of the Holocaust or arent sure if they have heard of it. Over 40 percent of those responding did not know what Auschwitz was, while 66 percent of millennials were unable to identify this symbol of the Holocaust. Forty-five percent of all U.S. adults couldnt name a concentration camp, although there were more than 40,000 concentration camps and ghettos in Europe. Even though at least 3 million Polish Jews were killed, only 37 percent could identify Poland as a country where the Holocaust took place. The study did have some encouraging findings as well. Ninety-three percent of people believe that all students should learn about the Holocaust in school. And theres the disconnect. Half the respondents (52 percent) said lessons about the Holocaust are mostly accurate but could be better. I would suggest a lot better. When we see data like this, it says something is terribly wrong with history education in America. It shows us why a liberal arts education still matters not just to make sure individuals are literate in history, which is important, but to ensure an informed electorate with the perspective and context to understand the outcome of remaining silent in the face of oppression. The issue may not be how we are teaching history as much as what we are teaching and calling history. There is only so much time in a classroom, so many pages in a history book. When a history text gives significantly more space to The Disco Generation or Steven Spielberg than to the Apollo mission to the moon, somethings wrong. That was my sons 11th grade American history book. In some ways, the criticism of todays news coverage applies to the teaching of history as well. How media covers news is important, but just as important are the editorial decisions that define what is news, what the public gets to see and hear. The same kind of editorial decision-making that shapes news coverage is not dissimilar from the choices made by school boards or textbook publishers or university professors whose curricula and content decisions shape young minds and, de facto, the future. The Holocaust survey should be a wake-up call for everyone concerned that the past can be prologue. It was for me. This column is for you, Mr. Michele. We wont forget. 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! 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BY EMAIL: email@example.com Tuesday, April 24, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINIONEying the issuesTodays edition of the Lake City Reporter kicks off a series of articles looking at the state constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Amendment 4 which would automatically restore felons voting rights upon release from prison is todays focus. After that there are 12 more to come during the next weeks and months, including the oddly-bundled offerings from the Florida Constitution Revision Committee. Were starting early because theres a lot to cover this time around and we want you to have plenty of time to give each proposition careful thought. As always, before early voting starts for the general election, we will offer our recommendations on these initiatives for you to consider as well. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: In 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States. (The United States responded in kind the next day.) In 1915, in whats considered the start of the Armenian genocide, the Ottoman Empire began rounding up Armenian political and cultural leaders in Constantinople. In 1916, some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in Dublin. (The rising was put down by British forces five days later.) In 1932, in the Free State of Prussia, the Nazi Party gained a plurality of seats in parliamentary elections. In 1947, novelist Willa Cather, author of My Antonia, died in New York at age 73. In 1953, British statesman Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Holocaust is fading away TODAY IN HISTORY No white flags, says Steve Gleason David Winston is the president of The Winston Group and a longtime adviser to congressional Republicans. He previously served as the director of planning for House Speaker Newt Gingrich. David WinstonCQ-Roll CallThere is only so much time in a classroom, so many pages in a history book. When a history text gives significantly more space to The Disco Generation or Steven Spielberg than to the Apollo mission to the moon, somethings wrong. That was my sons 11th grade American history book.Making driver safety fun Making driver Somehow, the Columbia County Sheriffs Office managed to do just that, based on the grins our reporter saw Saturday in Fort White (See story, Page 1A). Driver safety may be the most important lesson a teenager can learn, but all too often its either rote or so deadly serious that teens get nervous and distracted. It is deadly serious business, of course, but if you can get them smiling, the lesson goes down a lot easier. Nice job, gentlemen. We look forward to the continuation and eventual expansion of this program.
T UESDAY, AP RIL 24, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.COMMUNITY CALENDARTodayPool informationThe Jared Allison Aquatic Complex will be opening Monday, May 7 at 3 p.m. Hours for the month of May will be Monday-Friday 3-7 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. Water aerobics will be available from 5-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call Pat Sibbernsen 386-319-7226Volunteers 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.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. CommunityHospice.com 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 386-758-2101.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 386-755-1770.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.Volunteer at HavenHaven Hospice is currently seeking volunteers for many tasks including office assistance, reception, family greeters and patient support visitors at the Lake City Care Center, at home for respite and socialization, pet visitors, photographers for our Legacy Program and resale store volunteers for the Haven Attic thrift shop. No experience necessary. To apply online visit www.beyourhaven.org/volunteer, stop by the office or an application can be mailed to you.COURTESYDAR speakerLinda Johns, chapter regent, is pictured with Kitty McElhaney (right), second vice-regent, who presented a program on Voyage through the DA R websites at the recent meeting of the Edw ard Rutledge Chapter, Daughters of the Amer ican Revolution. 728 E. 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According to the deputys account, Norris repeatedly denied entering the home. He said Norris told him he was only on the neighbors back porch. Dylan said that he found the binoculars outside and used them to look for his friends house, the report said. Norris BURGLARYContinued From 1A todays Lake City Reporter or at www.lakecityreporter. com. The building industry has picked up and the real estate industry in general has lost its inventory of homes, said Lynda Yeany, Columbia County Builders Association executive officer, detailing the CCBAs role in helping to rejuvenate the event. Therefore, the builders are busier now and we just felt this was a good time to have a Parade of Homes to show the latest things in the housing industry. Columbia Countys Builders Association is comprised of licensed home builders, plumbers, subcontractors, bankers, electricians, suppliers, engineers and other industry professionals, plus affiliates. The group has nearly 50 members in its ranks. The Columbia County Builders Association gets the people together from the area who are in the building industry and we share ideas, said Yeany, who has served as the Columbia County Builders Associations executive officer since 2007. Any professional who joins the CCBA has their licenses closely vetted and monitored for accuracy and validity, so that any potential customer in the Columbia County area who is searching to do business with a contractor of any type can know that if that professional is a member of the CCBA, they are truly a reputable, licensed contractor in their field. Being a member of the Columbia County Builders Association gives a professional credibility in their respective area of the construction business, Yeany said. Once a person is a member of the Columbia County Builders Association, they also become a member of the Florida Home Builders Association as well as the National Association of Home Builders. The National Association of Home Builders does a lot of lobbying in Washington, D.C., Yeany said. The Columbia County Builders Association was founded in 1978 as the North Central Florida Builders Council and in 1995 the organization changed its name to the Columbia County Builders Association. Yeany said by becoming a member of the Columbia County Builders Association, people get to mingle with building industry professionals, share ideas, and keep abreast of the latest innovations in the industry. Yeany began working for the Columbia County Builders Association when she and her husband were newcomers to Lake City. Being a member in the Columbia County Builders Association has enabled us, my husband and I, to get to meet the people of Lake City, she said. Its a good group. PARADEContinued From 1A
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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, April 24, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and more CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING QUICK HITS PREP BASEBALLIndians chop down Hornets on the roadFort White won its second straight and seventh game in its last nine on Monday, defeating Lafayette 9-3 at home. Tyler Shelnut got the win on the mound for the Indians, who will host Dixie County on Wednesday. Fort White (12-9) wraps up the regular season on Thursday against Baker County.PREP SOFTBALLDistrict 5-5A Tourney postponedFort Whites District 5-5A quarterfinal against Palatka was postponed Monday due to rain at Keystone Heights High School. The 3-seeded Lady Indians will now face the Panthers today at 6 p.m., following the No. 4 and No. 5 matchup between Bradford and Newberry. Twoseeded Santa Fe will face No. 7 P.K. Yonge at 8 p.m. The winner of Fort WhitePalatka will face the winner of Santa Fe-P.K. Yonge on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Keystone Heights received a bye into the semifinals as the districts top seed. The district championship game is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m.Lady Tigers battle for playoff berthClass 7A No. 6 Columbia will face Middleburg tonight in the District 3-7A semifinals at Gainesville High School. The 2-seeded Lady Tigers can earn a regional playoff berth with a win as well as a spot in Thursdays district championship game. First pitch is at 5 p.m. Gainesville, the districts top seed, will host Vanguard in the second semifinal immediately afterwards.COLLEGE SOFTBALLSeminoles finish off sweep of CardinalsTALLAHASSEE A home run to tie the game in the third inning by Jessie Warren, along with a complete-game one-hitter from Kylee Hanson were not the only reasons to celebrate for the Seminole seniors on Wednesday night as the duo were both selected in the Top 10 of the 2018 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Draft. Hanson was selected with the No. 5 overall pick by the Cleveland Comets and Warren went No. 7 overall to the USSSA Pride as the draft occurred during the 3-1 victory for No. 10 Florida State (39-8, 16-2 ACC) over Louisville (28-17, 7-10 ACC) to complete the series sweep. It is the second straight season that Florida State has had two players selected in the Top 10 of the draft, as Jessica Burroughs was the No. 1 overall pick in 2017 and Alex Powers was draft No. 10, both by the USSSA Pride.UFs Ocasio, Dewitt taken during NFP DraftGAINESVILLE Seniors Aleshia Ocasio and Nicole DeWitt of the Florida softball team were selected during the 2018 National Pro Fastpitch Draft Monday evening. Its the first time since 2016 multiple Gators have been selected in the draft. Ocasio, drafted by the Chicago Bandits, was the 10th overall pick, while Nicole DeWitt went 17th overall to the USSSA Pride. The duo became the 14th and 15th Gators drafted into the NPF. In 2017, Delanie Gourley was selected 12th overall by the Texas Charge.COLLEGE BASEBALLUFs Dalton, FSUs Wells grab weekly honorsFlorida Sophomore Wil Dalton was named the SEC Player of the Week for his performance last week, the Southeastern Conference Office announced on Monday. He had just five hits on the week but he made them count, racking up 10 RBI in four games. Florida State senior Steven Wells was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week after hitting .824 (14for-17) with seven RBI, 11 runs scored and six walks in five games against Stetson (2-0) and Boston College (3-0). Wells batting average jumped from .195 to .298 over the five-game span. By JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comIts been and up-and-down season for Columbia, which has been down in dumps over the past month. Suffering losses in eight of their last 10 games, the Tigers were looking for some glimmer of hope before heading into next weeks District 3-7A Tournament semifinal against Middleburg. They may have turned the corner a little bit Monday night. Behind six solid innings from pitcher Mikah Gustavson and two RBI off the bat of Cal Gilliam, Columbia rolled to a 7-2 victory over Palatka at home to end a four-game skid. Tate Worrell, Jamie Minchin and Caleb Strickland also had an RBI apiece, which included a solo home run over the left field wall by Strickland. Dylan Blair and Worrell also scored runs for the Tigers (10-12) passed balls on a night where the Panthers (9-14) were forced to use four pitchers. Again, when we hit were pretty good and its a matter of stringing together hits with runners in scoring position, which we did tonight, Columbia coach Brian Thomas said. We got guys to second base, we scored them. We got guys to third base, we scored them, whether it was a hit or passed ball but he was there able to score. They figured it out, they found a way and thats just kind of the way this group of kids is. Theyre going to be okay. Gustavson had a lead for most of the night and settled in after Palatka pulled to within 3-2 in top of the third. The sophomore struck out seven, including the side in the fourth, and surrendered one earned run on eight hits and a hit batter while also going 2 for 4 at the plate with a pair of singles. Worrells RBI double in the first and Gilliams two-RBI double in the second was enough to get Gustavson rolling the rest of the night. Palatkas only runs came via Logan Harpers RBI single in the second and Tre Keens RBI sac fly the following inning. My offense put up some runs and Tigers end skid, top PanthersGustavson pitches six innings, Strickland goes deep in win for CHS.BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbias Caleb Strickland celebrates with coach Brian Thomas as he rounds third base following his pinch-hit home run against Palatka during the sixth inning Monday night. PREP BASEBALL: Columbia 7, Palatka 2Talladega could be equalizer for Busch & HarvickColumbia opened spring football practice on Monday. Stay tuned for more coverage of Columbia as well as Fort White. COURTESYHear me roarFormer Columbia and current Florida Gator cheerleader Kelston Sund (top) will be cheering for a new team next season. Sund recently won a tryout with the Jacksonville Jaguars and will join the NFL teams cheerleading squad for the upcoming seasonIN THE PITS COLLEGE FOOTBALL TIGERS continued on 6BCOURTESY OF UF ATHLETICSTaven Bryan performs a drill during Floridas Pro Day on Mar. 28. Bryan looks to turn NFL potential into production By JENNY FRYERAssociated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. The score is tied 3-3 between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in the race for hottest driver in NASCAR. Each has won three races in a row and has been nearly unbeatable through the first nine races of the season. Up next, though, is Talladega Superspeedway, a wild-card race track that could even the field. It means Jimmie Johnson, mired in a 32-race losing streak, has a chance to snap the longest winless streak of his career. Or Ricky Stenhouse Jr. could defend last years Talladega victory, the first Cup win of his career. Austin Dillon won the season-opening Daytona 500, and hes got as good a chance as anyone to win Rest of the field may have a chance against the duo.PITS continued on 2BBy MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Taven Bryans draft stock has more to do with potential than production. The Florida defensive tackle had 67 tackles, including 5 sacks, in three seasons with the Gators. He was a 6-foot-4, 291-pound enigma his first two years in Gainesville, but came on as a junior in 2017. He had 40 tackles last season, including six for loss and four sacks, while playing solely inside. He really played well down the stretch, showing a quick first step and the ability to disrupt offenses. Although he never took over a game, he routinely demanded double teams on a defense that lacked depth and talent up front. NFL scouts and general managers believe Bryan is just getting started. Thats why hes widely considered a first-round pick and a lock to be the first Florida player chosen when the three-day draft begins Thursday night. It would mean a lot really, Bryan said at Floridas pro day last month. You always want to be better. You want to be the first pick, but sometimes thats not realistic. You always wonder like how you could do a little bit better, maybe improved Floridas defensive tackle is considered a first-round pick.BRYAN continued on 5B B1
2B T UESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER TV LISTINGSToday MLB BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees OR Chicago Cubs at Cleveland NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. NBA NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, first round, Game 5, Milwaukee at Boston 8 p.m. TNT NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, first round, Game 5, Miami at Philadelphia 10:30 p.m. TNT NBA playoffs, Western Conference, first round, Game 5, San Antonio at Golden State SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FS1 UEFA Champions League, semifinal, 1st leg, Liverpool vs. AS RomaNBA PLAYOFFSMondays Games Game 4: Houston 119, Minnesota 100 Rockets lead series 3-1 Game 4: Oklahoma City at Utah, 10:30 p.m. Jazz lead series 2-1 Todays Games Game 5: Milwaukee at Boston, 7 p.m. Series is tied 2-2 Game 5: Miami at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. 76ers lead series 3-1 Game 5: San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Warriors lead series 3-1NHL PLAYOFFSMondays Games Game 6: Toronto 3, Boston 1 Series is tied 3-3 Game 6: Washington 6, Columbus 3 Capitals win series 4-2 Todays Games No games scheduledFletcher wont be back as Wild general managerST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild split with general manager Chuck Fletcher after nine seasons with only two playoff series wins. Wild owner Craig Leipold met with Fletcher on Monday to tell him the club was not renewing his contract. He then addressed the players. The Wild have six straight postseason appearances, matching the longest-running streak in the Western Conference, but they have not reached the second round since 2015. Wild President Matt Majka will conduct the search with Leipold. Brent Flahr, the senior vice president of hockey oper ations and assistant GM under Fletcher, will serve as acting general manager in the meantime.Colts legend Freeney officially retiresINDIANAPOLIS (AP) Dwight Freeney mastered the art of spinning long before he reached the NFL. He kept his body low, his head up and his eyes focused on the quarterback. It made him different, and it made him one of the NFLs great pass rushers. On Monday, after 16 seasons of chasing quarterbacks and making offensive linemen look silly, the former Indianapolis Colts star returned to his adopted hometown to sign a one-day contract to retire with the Colts. He leaves the game with one Super Bowl ring, having played in two other Super Bowls, seven Pro Bowls selections and three first-team All-Pro selections. His 125 sacks are tied for No. 17 in league history and his 47 forced fumbles rank fifth all-time. Freeney received a framed No. 93 jersey and a game ball. Freeney left Indy following the 2012 season as the franchises sacks leader (107). Robert Mathis claimed the title in 2013 when he had a league-high 19 sacks.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Boston 17 4 .810 Toronto 13 8 .619 4 New York 12 9 .571 5 T ampa Bay 8 13 .381 9 Baltimore 6 17 .261 12 C entral Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 12 8 .600 Minnesota 8 9 .471 2 Detroit 9 11 .450 3 Chicago 5 14 .263 6 K ansas City 5 15 .250 7 W est Division W L Pct GB Houston 16 8 .667 L os Angeles 15 8 .652 Seattle 11 10 .524 4 Oakland 11 11 .500 4 Texas 8 15 .348 8 NA TIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB New York 14 6 .700 Philadelphia 14 7 .667 Atlanta 12 9 .571 2 Washington 10 12 .455 5 Miami 5 16 .238 9 C entral Division W L Pct GB S t. Louis 13 8 .619 Milwaukee 14 9 .609 Pittsburgh 12 10 .545 1 Chicago 10 9 .526 2 Cincinnati 4 18 .182 9 W est Division W L Pct GB Arizona 15 6 .714 Colorado 12 11 .522 4 L os Angeles 10 10 .500 4 S an Francisco 9 12 .429 6 S an Diego 8 15 .348 8 M ondays Games Cincinnati 10, Atlanta 4 Cleveland 2, Baltimore 1 N.Y. Yankees 14, Minnesota 1 Chicago White Sox 10, Seattle 4 L.A. Angels 2, Houston 0 Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Miami at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Washington at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Todays Games Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 5:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m. Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, 6:35 p.m. Atlanta at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Miami at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Washington at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.Hester, Forte retire with the Chicago BearsLAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Devin Hester and Matt Forte both signed oneday contracts with their original team Monday at Halas Hall so they could retire as Bears, and an emotional cer emony capped careers rich in highlight-reel material for the former sec ond-round draft picks. For Hester it may mean a spot some day in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. No other player is in the Hall based solely on returns, but Hesters league record of 20 TD returns could make him a candidate. He had 14 punt return TDs, five on kickoffs and one on a missed field goal. Not included in those 20 returns is his most well known, because it came during his rookie year and in the post season the 92-yard return for a TD in 2007 on the opening kickoff of Super Bowl 41. Like Hester, Forte is a player whose impact may soon be a rarity. In an age when many teams use multiple backs, Forte retired after 10 years with 14,468 yards from scrimmage, the most by any NFL player during the past decade. 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Same goes for Brad Keselowski, considered by most of his peers the best restrictor-plate racer in the field right now. Busch goes to Alabama as the hottest driver in the series and the Cup Series points leader. Hes won the last three races at Texas, Bristol Motor Speedway and Richmond and has three runner-up finishes through nine races. Pretty cool to win three in a row, Busch said after Saturday nights victory at Richmond. Next week we go to Talladega. I think its easier to win the Powerball than win at Talladega. Well give it a go anyway, see what we get. Talladega should be a crapshoot with zero guarantees. It was the Team Penske trio of Keselowski, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney that led Speedweeks in Daytona and cemented themselves as the favorites for the 500. But Keselowski was wrecked out of the race, Blaney was lost in traffic after leading a race-high 118 laps and Logano led the Penske charge with a disappointing fourth-place finish. With the Penske cars out of contention, the closing laps belonged to resurgent Stewart-Haas Racing. Both Kurt Busch and Aric Almirola had a shot to win the Daytona 500 in overtime and both were wrecked Almirola by Dillon as they raced for the checkered flag. Dillon led just one lap, the final one, to earn his Daytona 500 victory. Because Daytona and Talladega are so similar in speed, style and the way the field races in a pack, the dominance shown so far this season by Busch and Harvick may not matter. With 16 spots up for grabs in the playoffs, this is a race where a driver can steal a postseason berth. Only five drivers have qualified for the playoffs through nine races: Harvick and Busch, then Dillon for his Daytona victory, defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. for his win in California and Clint Bowyer for his Martinsville Speedway victory. Stenhouse, winner at Talladega last spring and Daytona in July, doesnt mind the dominance shown so far by Busch and Harvick because it opens up playoff chances at other circuits. (The) less people win and the more opportunity for somebody like us to get in (to the playoffs) on points if we need to, Stenhouse said. It doesnt really bother me that a couple people are winning most of the races. Those two are definitely by far the fastest cars out there right now. Johnson, the seven-time NASCAR champion, has not had one of the fastest cars this year and had a disastrous Speedweeks at Daytona. He crashed in every event and has yet to lead a single lap all year. Hes a two-time winner at Talladega and has every reason to believe he can be in the mix Sunday. But like his Hendrick Motorsports teammates, hes working with a new Camaro that has yet to show much muscle on the track. Dillons victory in the 500 is the only win this season for the new Chevrolet model, and Kyle Larson in 10th is the highest-ranked Chevy driver. If theres a chance to put an end to Busch and Harvicks mastery so far this season, it comes Sunday with a wideopen opportunity for another driver to get to victory lane. PITS Continued From 1B NBA PLAYOFFS NHL PLAYOFFSAssociated PressMINNEAPOLIS -James Harden gave Houston quite the jump-start with 22 of the teams 50 points in the third quarter, as the Rockets cruised past the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-100 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Chris Paul scored 15 of his 25 points in the near-record third for the Rockets, who turned a 50-49 halftime edge into a 31-point advantage after the torrid 12-minute span. The only team in the history of the NBA playoffs with more points in one quarter was the Los Angeles Lakers, who scored 51 points in the fourth on March 31, 1962, in a loss to the Detroit Pistons. Harden finished with 36 points on 12-for-26 shooting, Clint Capela added 14 points and 17 rebounds, Eric Gordon finally got going with 18 points off the bench and the Rockets easily recovered from their rough start. Karl-Anthony Towns had 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who were dominated on both ends of the floor during the decisive third and missed 14 of 21 shots over several panicked possessions. The series shifts back south to Houston for Game 5 on Wednesday night.Harden, Rockets soar past Wolves with 50-point 3rdCARLOS GONZALEZ/Minnesota Star TribuneMinnesota Timberwolves Taj Gibson (67) and Houston Rockets James Harden (13) fight for the ball in the first quarter in Game 4 of their series Monday at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Capitals advance with win in Game 6Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Braden Holtby had 35 saves as the Washington Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 on Monday night. The Capitals will next face Pittsburgh in the second round of the playoffs for a third straight year. The Penguins won each of the last two years on the way to winning consecutive Stanley Cup championships.. Chandler Stephenson had a goal and an assist, and Dimitry Orlov, Devante Smith-Pelly and Lars Eller also tallied for Washington, which never trailed in the game after prevailing in overtime in Game 5 on Saturday. Nick Foligno had two goals, Pierre-Luc Dubois also scored and Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 22 saves for the Blue Jackets, who lost in the first round of the playoffs for the second consecutive season and fourth time overall. They remain the only active NHL franchise never to win a playoff series. Washington won four straight games after going down 2-0 at home with both games decided in overtimeBRUINS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 1In Toronto, Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the first-round series. William Nylander, Mitch Marner and Tomas Plekanec scored for the Maple Leafs, who trailed the series 3-1 before winning two straight. They also trailed 1-0 early in the second period of this one. Nikita Zaitsev added two assists, and Marner and Plekanec each had one. Jake DeBrusk scored for the Bruins, and Tuukka Rask pulled in Game 5 at home, finished with 27 saves. Game 7 is Wednesday night in Boston with the winner advancing to face Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
LAKECITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICSTUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 3B DEAR ABBY: I recently started dating a man who, until now, has been everything I wanted -respectful, kind, caring, funny, the list goes on. Hes recently divorced, and from what I know, he was unfaithful to his wife with many longterm side partners. Later, he started having one-night stands. He travels a lot for work, and because I had a rela tionship where I was cheated on, his travel already is a concern for me. Since we have decided to be an official couple, he has disclosed more detail about his one-night stands. They wer e with prostitutes. He says he has found peace with himself and knows what a poor decision it was, and how much damage he did to his wife because of it. He claims r edemption, that he has disclosed all this to his pastor and will never be that self-destr uctive man again. He told me because he didnt want to have any lies of omission walking into a new relationship. I want to believe hes the man I thought he was and that he would never disrespect me, but this was a huge blow. Should I try to move past this by giving him credit for his hones ty? -DUMBSTRUCK IN CHICAGO DEAR DUMBSTRUCK: I cant blame you for wanting to be cautious in light of this mans track r ecord. Considering the number of women he has slept with, its important you have a discussion with him about any STDs he may have contracted, as well as make an appoint ment with your OB/GYN to be checked for them because these days they are rampant. After that, if you are really serious about each other, go as a couple for r elationship counseling so you -and he -wont bring any baggage from the past into this current relationship. DEAR ABBY: A woman I worked with years ago recently moved to the city where I live. We are both in our mid-60s, retired and unattached. After she con tacted me on a social website, we met and have continued seeing each other for lunch, movies, spor ting events, etc. I misinterpreted her attempts to become friends with me. I liked her very much and became attracted to her. Recently a situation arose in which a missed communication, an irra tional act by me as well as an insensitive comment I made, upset her and now she no longer wants to talk with me. I understand her feelings. I dont know how long I hould wait to contact her to attempt to r enew our friendship -a month, two months, six months or more? Or should I just walk away and hope she has a change of heart, decides to let bygones be bygones and contacts me to renew the friendship? -UNFRIENDED IN NEW MEXICO DEAR UNFRIENDED: If apologies are in order, do not wait to make them. When you do, make clear that you didnt mean to upset her or make her uncomfortable, and you would still like to be friends -on her terms -if she is willing. From there on, the ball is in her court. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com Revelations about mans past cloud hopes for bright future 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): Step up and do something that will make a difference to the people you love, your peers or your community. Getting along and offering hope to others will put you in a good position when you need something in return. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Dont feel you have to follow the crowd or make physical changes you cannot afford. Use your intelligence and skills, not your appearance, to help you get ahead. Keep your life simple and moderate to avoid being judged. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Dont do anything drastic. Changing your look will not turn out quite the way you want, and addressing an emotional issue will only make matters worse. 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Dont be shy or reluctant to accept help when offered. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Overspending is not the way to win someones affection. Put your wallet away and use your personality and charm to turn heads. How you treat others physically and emotionally will be the deciding factor when dealing with important relationships. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Handling your relationships with colleagues or friends will be emotionally difficult. Be careful not to send the wrong message with your actions or words. Youll face criticism or blame for something you unintentionally say or do. Dont share private information. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you want to make a positive change, do something that will lower your overhead. Emotional problems will spin out of control, causing stress if you cant find a workable solution. Trying to control someones bad habits will be fruitless. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Dont feel you have to pay for someone elses mistake. Offer suggestions but dont physically or financially step in and take over. Personal changes can be made as long as they are within your budget. Personal relationships will be tested. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Dont let an offer confuse you. A change may be tempting, but before you make a decision, find out exactly whats expected of you and what you will receive in return. Dont get caught up in someone elses enthusiasm. Actress Shirley MacLaine is 84. Actresssinger-director Barbra Streisand is 76. Actor Michael OKeefe is 63. Singer Kelly Clarkson (American Idol) is 36. Singerbassist Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects is 34. Country singer Carly Pearce is 28. Actor Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games) is 26.CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
4B TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTERClassi ed Department 755-5440 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVANTAGETake ADvantage of the Reporter Classifieds!755-5440 Housekeeper, experience a plus, will train. Competitive hourly wage. Apply in person. NO CALLS. Americas Best Value Inn of Lake City 3835 W US Hwy 90 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Sherr y Ratliff 365-8414 MLS100226 4/2 mfg home in Deer Cree k S/D, new metal roof & A/C excellently maintained $129,900 INVITATION TO BID COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ENGINEERING OFFICE ADDITION PUBLIC WORKS BID NO. 2018-H Please be advised that Columbia County desires to accept bids on the above referenced project. Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on May 3, 2018 in the office of the Board of County Commissioners located at 135 NE Hernando Ave. Room 203, Lake City, Florida 32055. Specifications and bid forms may be downloaded at the County web site, https://webportal.columbiacountyfla.com/list-purchasingprojects.aspx. There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting at the site April 25, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. Columbia County reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and to accept the bid in the County's best interest. 421021 April 18, 24, 2018 NASCAR Collection. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pictures & price or 386-935-9126 Columbia Bank is seeking qualified individuals to fill the following positions: Deposit Operations Clerk The preferred candidate must possess the ability to communicate effectively with customers and employees and pay close attention to detail. The position requires excellent customer service skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Also a positive and professional attitude, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task with little supervision are needed. Prior banking experience is preferred. Network Control Technician The preferred candidate will have at least 2 years of experience with Windows 7 setup and support, an extensive knowledge of Exchange, GPO, AD, Folder Redirection, Cloud and Office applications and "troubleshooting." Candidate must possess a "can do" approach to providing creative solutions to users' I.T. issues and be a highly motivated selfstarter who understands basic information technology "best practices." A great opportunity awaits you at Columbia Bank; fax your resume to Human Resources at (386)752-0022, email to email@example.com, or submit an application online at www.columbiabankflorida.com or in person at 151 NW Commons Loop Lake City, Florida. E.O.E./M/F/H/V/ DRUG FREE WORKPLACE FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY GENERAL MANAGER For Choice hotels If you are a motivated, selfstarter with excellent communication, leadership and decisionmaking skills, we have a position for you! Hotel Management Experience is required. We offer competitive pay and other industry benefits. Only those seeking long term employment, please email resume and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 18-77-CA DEAS BULLARD PROPERTIES, LLP, A Florida Limited Liability Partnership, Plaintiff, vs. JAMIE L. TOLLISON, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, BEARD EQUIPMENT COMPANY, a Florida corporation, and STATE OF FLORIDA, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JAMIE L. TOLLISON 175 SW SHELL LINE GLEN LAKE CITY, FLORIDA 32024 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose an agreement for deed on the following described property in Columbia County, Florida: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF, Tax Parcel Identification Number: 31-5S-16-03744-413 SCHEDULE A Pine Forest, an unrecorded subdivision in Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 16 East, Columbia County, Florida. DESCRIPTION: PARCEL 13 COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SE OF THE SE SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA ND RUN THENCE NORTH 8918'56" EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 31, 715.15 FEET, THENCE NORTH 1101'02" WEST, 533.24 FEET, THENCE NORTH 0056'28" WEST, 1,693.68 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0056'28" WEST, 783.31 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF THE FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY EASEMENT, THENCE SOUTH 7526'58" EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 645.94 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF DREW FEAGLE ROAD, THENCE SOUTH 0001'26" EAST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE 210.39 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 04 44'21" EAST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 269.14 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 0340'52" WEST ALONG SAID WEST RIGHTOF-WAY LINE, 135.12 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 8918'56" WEST, 626.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THE NORTH 45 FEET OF SAID LANDS BEING SUBJECT TO FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY EASEMENT. CONTAINING 10.03 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on BONNIE S. GREEN, DARBY PEELE & GREEN, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1241 South Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32025, on or before June 1, 2018, and filed the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 19th day of April, 2018. P. DeWITT CASON, Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ S. Weeks y Deputy Clerk 422375 April 24, 2018 May 1, 2018 Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 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 Lot lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. Fridge, electric stove, rider mower, chest freezer, mountain bike, push mower 292-3927 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 Great investment, currently rented at $900/mo, lg lot in town, detached garage. $124,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty Sabrina Suggs 854-0686 MLS95057 $229,000 Open floor plan & private master ste, all on 1 floor, great location. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 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 2 & 3 BR MH, $600-$875, water, sewer, stove & fridge furnished. no pets 209-8111 Subsidize your income. The Lake City Reporter has immediate openings for carries in the following area: Ellisville, Providence and Columbia City. Apply in person at Lake City Reporter, 180 E Duval St, Lake City, FL. 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. 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. O'Neal Roofing now hiring. No experience required. Apply in person 212 SE Hickory Dr. 386-752-7578 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 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 Beautiful Commercial Suite for rent in Midtown Center, Lake City, office & warehouse space. 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Classied Department 755-5440 LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER SPORTS TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 5B Classi ed Department 755-5440 TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER5B 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 Hwy 90, fully equipped restaurant 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 www.landnfl.com 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 Janet 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, recentl y updated. $195,000 Hallmark Real Estate Janet 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 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 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 David Mince y 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/Scott 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/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS99447 5/3 on 5ac 1280sf workshop, stone patio w/FP $379,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott 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 COURTESYYoung Indians take the crownFort White Middle Schools baseball team won the SMSAC Championship last week, defeating Williston 17-2 and Lake Butler 4-0 in the tournament. The Indians finished up with a record of 15-4. From staff reportsEighteen players competed in the Top of the Hill game on April 16. Barney Hart took the win with a +4, while Gerald Smithy and Wally Germany tied for second with a +2. Closest to the pins went to #3 Gerald Smithy, #5 & #11 Wally Germany, #15 Jerry Snowberger and #17 Wallace Christie. Last weeks Wednesdays Blitz/Skins game was a success with 28 players. Chuck Slaymaker took first with a +7, Codey Blackwell in second with a +6 while Wallace Christie, Karl Ciamaiehelo, George Hudson, Bob Jaeger and Mark Wilson all tied for third. There were 17 birdies on the board with only six being skins. Richard Francis and Buddy Slay each had two, while George Hudson and Mark Wilson had one each. Closest to the pins went to #3 Chuck Slaymaker, #5 Mark Wilson, #11 Todd Carter, #15 Bob Jaeger and #17 Buddy Slay. Friday Dogfight Dacee Tuggle beat the boys with a +7, while Larry Boone and Griff took second with a +5. Wally Germany, Luke Richards and Mark Wilson took the only skins. Closest to the pins went to #3 Gerald Smithy, #5 Tim Tortorice, # 11 Mark Wilson and #15 Steven Carter. The Wednesday Scramble is open to anyone call the proshop by 4:30 to sign up. from QUAIL HEIGHTS COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUPInjuries to key players put Horned Frogs season on brink By ERIC OLSONAssociated PressTCU came into the season shooting for a fifth straight trip to the College World Series. With a month left in the regular season, the Horned Frogs will be hard-pressed to even make the NCAA Tournament. The Frogs (19-17, 6-8) are fifth in the Big 12 and No. 86 in the RPI after losing three straight at Baylor over the weekend. Theyll likely have to win the Big 12 Tournament to make an NCAA regional for the 14th time in 15 years. No question about that, coach Jim Schlossnagle said Monday. If we went on some crazy run, we might be able to do it. Its certainly headed toward a conference tournament situation. For the second straight year, TCU will finish the season without offensive star Luken Baker. The junior first baseman broke a bone in his left leg while running the bases against Abilene Christian last Tuesday. Last year, he injured his left arm in a collision at first base and missed the last 21 games. The Frogs also have been without No. 1 starting pitcher Jared Janczak for all but one inning since March 30, and he likely wont return until the first week of May as he recovers from a nerve inflammation. TCUs margin for error already was thin. Three players in their recruiting class got drafted and didnt come to school, and the Frogs entered 2018 having to replace six everyday players. Being a private school that doesnt have extra financial aid, were like a small-market team in the big leagues, Schlossnagle said. The guys that were invested in, they have to stay healthy, they have to have good seasons, and when they do, we can compete with anybody. When we have misfortune or we make a mistake in recruiting or get hit in the draft, then the depth of our team gets exposed. Schlossnagle was counting on pitching to carry the Frogs. But in addition to Janczaks problems, Saturday starter Sean Wymer had back issues in February and March. Janczak, Wymer and the other weekend starter, Nick Lodolo, have a combined 4.36 ERA not up to the level we like to pitch at, Schlossnagle said. Hopefully we figure something out and make a late run, the coach added, but without Baker offensively, we have to play super, super clean fundamental baseball especially against good teams to win. Heres a look around the country:IN THE POLLSFlorida (34-8), which lost a midweek game to Jacksonville before winning two of three at Kentucky, remained No. 1 in the D1Baseball.com and Baseball America rankings. Stanford (305) swept three games at Arizona and was promoted to No. 1 by Collegiate Baseball newspaperLONGEST STREAK SINCE 2015At 25 in a row, Tennessee Tech is on the longest win streak in Division I since Illinois reeled off 27 straight in 2015. The Golden Eagles (34-5) outscored Southern Illinois 33-9 in a three-game weekend sweep. They visit Tennessee on Tuesday.10, BUT NOT TO WINGeorge Mason freshman Jared DiCesare matched a national season high by pitching 10 innings Sunday against VCU, and he was efficient doing it. DiCesare threw just 99 pitches and retired the last 22 batters he faced after allowing three singles in the first three innings. He struck out seven, walked none and threw a first-pitch strike to 27 of 32 batters. He got no decision, however, as his team lost 1-0 in 12 innings.ADVERTISING ANOTHER NO-HITTERWashington State recorded its second no-hitter in two weeks, with four pitchers combining to pull off the feat in a 5-0 win over Santa Clara on Sunday. Scotty Sunitsch no-hit Oregon on April 8. Parker McFadden, A.J. Block, Collin Maier and Ryan Walker gave the Cougars a second no-hitter in the same season for the first time since 1976. a little better, maybe interview a little better. Just working at the small things to get better at what I do. Bryan admittedly took his football talent for granted early in his college career. He realized he was blessed physically, but he never thought much about it. He would casually talk about bench-pressing 450 pounds or squatting more than 600 pounds. Teammates recant stories of his work ethic and weight-room feats. Squat, bench, curl, whatever it is, that man is a beast, Florida defensive end Keivonnis Davis said. Like a real-life beast. ... Hes a monster. Added Gators running back Lamical Perine: We would have a full workout, and he would go back in after everyone was done and have his own workout. He could lift the whole weight room if he wanted to. So no one at Florida was surprised to see Bryan raise eyebrows at the NFL combine in March. He covered the 40-yard dash in 4.98 seconds, one of five defensive tackles to break the 5-second mark, and benched-pressed 225 pounds 30 times. He topped all defensive tackles in the vertical jump (35 inches), the broad jump (9 feet, 11 inches), the three-cone drill (7.12 seconds) and the 20-yard shuttle (4.48 seconds). The guys an animal, Florida safety Duke Dawson said. He comes out to practice and shows it. He shows it in games. Bryans background has a lot to do with him getting this far. He grew up in Casper, Wyoming, as the son of an ex-Navy SEAL. Bryan often tagged along with his dad to build houses. When they werent working, they were hunting, fishing and exploring mountain ranges and the high plains. He brings a kind of a hardcore type of attitude thing, never letting me slack off or getting away with things, the younger Bryan said. Football took over Bryans life as a teenager, eventually turning him into a big-time recruit from the Cowboy State. He ended up 1,600 miles away in Gainesville, looking to following in the footsteps of fellow Florida defensive stars Dominique Easley and Dante Fowler. Now, hes likely to join them as first-round picks Thursday night. I feel like I got a lot better, Bryan said. I just try to look back on everything and learn from my mistakes. ... I think Im a very powerful rusher. I never get blown off the ball. I always hold my gap, pretty stout for 290. BRYAN Continued From 1BCOURTESY OF UF ATHLETICSFlorida defensive lineman Taven Bryan, No. 93, reacts after making a play against Texas A&M on Oct. 14 in Gainesville.
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