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The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City, FL
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Community Newspapers Inc., Todd Wilson - Publisher
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May 23, 1884
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Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
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United States -- Florida -- Columbia -- Lake City
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30.189722 x -82.639722 ( Place of Publication )

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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, M AY 3 2018 | Y OUR COMMUNITY NEWSPA PER S INCE 1874 | $1.00 LA KECITY REPOR T ER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 284 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Obituar ies . . . . . . 5A P uzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advic e & Comics . . 3B Kentucky-bound Ar chers ready for nationals, 6A. 88 58Mostly sunny CCSO: Man holds burglar at gunpoint till police arrive, Story below + PLUS >> District title: CHS vs. GHSBASEBALL Regional quarters: Tigers vs. BartramSOFTBALLSee P age 1B See P age 1B By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City resident held a vehicle burglar at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived after the intruder an escaped Baker Act patient ignored a command from the resident to get on the ground, according to a Lake City Police Department report. When officers responded to a vehicle burglary in progress at 8:41 p.m. on April 29, the resident had Joshua Aaron Swann, 29, of Maclenny, at gunpoint, the report said. The resident said he heard his truck doors opening and went to investigate, finding Swann in the bed of the vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet. Swann refused to get out, the resident told officers. GUNPOINT continued on 2AWould-be burglar held at gunpoint till cops arrive COREY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterCHS smoke sends 2 to ER 3A JAM 2 DIE ON US 27JAMJAMSUWANNEE COUNTY FIRE RESCUEBoth occupants of this pickup truck died in a fiery, early-morning collision with a tractor trailer at the intersection of US 129 and US 27 on Wednesday. Collision kills pair in pickup By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comA wreck that ignited two vehicles in flames left two dead early Wednesday morning in Suwannee County, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The driver and passenger of a 1997 Ford F-150 were pronounced dead at the scene after the truck collided with a 2003 Peterbilt truck around 2 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and U.S. 129. FHP did not release the identities of the deceased on Wednesday because next-ofkin had yet to be notified. The Ford pickup was traveling north on U.S. 129 as the Peterbilt headed east. The front of the Ford collided with the Peterbilt in the middle of the intersection, according to FHP, causing a fire to consume both vehicles almost entirely. The driver of the Peterbilt, Freddie James, 65, of Falkville, Alabama, suffered minor injuries, according to FHP. James was not transported to a hospital. The wreck is still under investigation. James was not under the influence of alcohol, but results for the other driver are pending, according to FHP. Suwannee River Jam headliner Alan Jackson performs Saturday, but the partys already started. See story, Page 3A. SwannCCSO: A3

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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 FridaySaturday 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 May 7 May 15 May 21 May 29 LastNewFirstFull Quarter Quarter 2A T HURSDAY, M AY 3, 2018 DA ILY BRIEFING LA KE CITY REPOR T ER Scripture of the DayY e shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes. D eut eronomy 12:8 (KJV) Fear is the mother of foresight. Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928, English novelistThought for Today 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. Winning Lottery Numbers Pick 3: (Wednesday p.m.) 2-5-1 Pick 4: (Wednesday p.m.) 0-7-7-1 Fantasy 5: (Tuesday) 14-17-26-29-31 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 Editor Justin Caudell at jcaudell@lakecityreporter.com. HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ (386) 752-1293 Fax number .............. 752-9400 Circulation ............... 755-5445 Online ... www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, FL, Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permission of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson ..... 754-0418 (twilson@lakecityreporter.com)NEWSEditor Robert Bridges ..... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityre porter.com)ADVERTISING ......... 752-1293 (ads@lakecityre porter.com)CLASSIFIEDTo place a classified ad ...... 755-5440BUSINESS.............. 754-0419CIRCULATIONHome delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a service error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. Circulation ............... 755-5445 (circulation@lakecityreporter.com)Home delivery rates(TuesdayFriday and Sunday) 12 Weeks ................... $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks ................... $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter The resident told his wife to grab his gun from their bedroom closet. She came back with a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson and handed it to her husband, who then pointed the weapon at Swann and ordered him to get on the ground. But Swann still refused and started moving toward the resident, who then pushed Swann up against the truck and held the intruder at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived, according to the report. Officers restrained Swann. Before the incident, Swann fled from Lake Shore Hospital, where the Baker County Sheriffs Office transported him under the Baker Act, according to the report. Lake City officers took Swann back to Lake Shore before he was medically cleared and transported to Columbia County Detention Facility on a vehicle burglary charge. GUNPOINTContinued From 1A Black bears spring forwardBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comBlack bears are on the rise and springs the time for mobility and mating, raising the likelihood of run-ins between humans and the crafty native mammal. Both bear and human populations are increasing, said FWC Public Information Coordinator Karen Parker. We are going to have more bear-human interactions. We can coexist. We just need to know the rules and follow them. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions website, myfwc.com, is a compendium of information on the species with research and statistics ranging from its population, habitat to number of bears run over each year. They even have a special section on how to properly scare a bear in the event it stumbles onto your lawn and under what circumstances its appropriate to Scare That Bear. But this time of year Parker said they want to communicate to the public how to keep interactions with, and sightings of, ursus americanus floridanus safe and sparse. In 2012 she said the Florida black bear was removed from the states threatened species lists and since 2002 it has seen a near doubling in population. There are roughly 500 black bears in Baker, Columbia and Osceola counties, she said, with the largest concentration northeast of Lake City. But that doesnt mean they dont make local appearances. Its not near as common as say as in Ocala, said Parker. But its possible, bears have been reported in the Lake City area. She said they dont hibernate, but they do slow down and eat less during the cold months and when they wake up theyre hungry and ready to reproduce. You may see one and if you do weve got some tips to keep them out of your yard. It has to be a neighborhood endeavor. Everybody has to remove the attractors. If one person does it, but nobody else does it, its still going to be a buffet out there for the bear. Any potential food source was listed as the main attractor to residential area in a recent FWC press release. The document said to secure everything from garbage, pet feed, bird feeders, ripe fruit and beehives using bear proof measures. Parker said intentionally feeding bears is illegal in Florida. Public safetys always our first concern, but were always very concerned about the wild life becoming habituated. Our food is not good for wildlife. If a pizzas laying out there, shoot, anybodys going to go for it. They need to be out in the woods and they need to be eating the good stuff. Of the most dangerous Florida species, Parker said the most deadly was entirely harmless. The most dangerous animal is the deer. I kid you not because people are involved more with deer in accidents on the road. COU RTESY FWCSpring is when black bears in Florida are awake and on the move.Ellisville plant could soon reach capacityBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comThe Ellisville Wastewater Treatment Plant just went online in March, and its already time to start thinking about future capacity needs, says the Columbia County Commission chairman. Ellisville could be one of the next major frontiers for economic growth in the county, officials say. A Loves Truck Stop is already under construc tion at the Ellisville exit for Interstate 75. If a similar business comes online, the county would be looking at having to go right out of the box and do a further expansion of the wastewater plant, County Commission Chairman Tim Murphy said during a Wednesday meeting of the Economic Development Advisory Board, which he also chairs. The County Commission can try to find funds for a capacity increase, if and when one is needed, during a future budget workshop, Murphy suggested. Murphy said he does not expect it to be difficult to expand the capacity, as the facility was designed to be easily upgradable. Other large groups are interested in the area, Economic Development Director Glenn Hunter said during the EDAB meeting. Within a few years, the businesses at that exit could easily have thousands of employees, Hunter said. In three years, I dont think youll even recognize the Ellisville exit, he said. Planning for the wastewater plant began in 2015 and construction began in March 2017. The previous plant, built in the 1960s, had started to fail, and the county needed more capacity for new businesses, County Manager Ben Scott wrote in an email. The new facility has a capacity of 25,000 gallons per day. The plant uses a setup known as a Rapid Infiltration Basin System, which discharges treated water into a field to be absorbed back into the water table. Once Loves comes online, about 19,000 gallons will be going through the system each day, Murphy said. You can handle other stores and restaurants, he said. But if another Loves shows up, we would have to add on to it. Murphy said it would be a positive sign for Ellisville if the county has to upgrade the facility. I think good things are fixing to happen down there, he said. Game commission says this is the season to see them prowl.T her e are roughly 500 black bears in Baker, Columbia and Osceola counties, she said, with the largest concentration northeast of Lake City. Wastewater facility may need expansion, county officials say.Within a few years, the businesses at that exit could easily have thousands of employees, Economic D evelopment D irector Glenn Hunter said.

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T HURSDAY, M AY 3, 2018 LOCAL LA KE CITY REPOR T ER 3A COREY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterOpen house at The CanopyLake City Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dennille Decker far left, introduces Cindy Campbell, the chief operating officer of T he C anopy Assist ed Living Leasing Center, at its open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursda y. Lewis Murray Tire & Road Service3827 N. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32055 (Exit 303) We Carry New & Used Tires for Semi, Trucks, Trailers, RVs, Cars & Farm Equipment. We do Mechanical Work and Fuel Run. We Also Computer Balance Semi Tires. Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. 2 at CHS visit ER for smokeSuwannee River Jam underwayBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comAs Columbia High School students were moving to their second period class before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday an alarm sounded to evacuate the building. Smoke and odors were entering classrooms from a rooftop air conditioning unit with what was likely an overheated blower motor, a Columbia County Fire Rescue official said. This wasnt a scheduled drill, this was something that happened, said Principal Trey Hosford. A student and a substitute teacher were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and further observation, Hosford said. Less than a minute after the scheduled class bell at 9:21 a.m., Hosford said the fire alarm sounded. In under five minutes just under 2,000 students had exited the buildings. I really want to commend our students for how well they responded. We had 1,900 kids moving between classes when the fire alarm went off and they all did what they were supposed to do and they evacuated the building, Hosford said. Columbia County Fire Rescue Fire Inspector Chief Josh Wehinger said they were initially dispatched to CHS with seven students and a teacher complaining of symptoms related to respiratory irritants. Wehinger said he was at the school and performed a walkthrough of the affected area. He said he arrived after ventilation fans had been put in place but he saw a haze of smoke and noted, there was a pretty good smell. Sometimes that burnt rubber or electrical type smell does bother your throat a little bit, he said. Hosford said he spoke with the student and the teacher and both were responsive. Both of them were communicating fully with me when I was asking them questions, he said. But theyre just going to follow up and always want to err on the side of caution. For some time after the incident Hosford was in the ambulance with the student who was on a stretcher receiving medical attention from paramedics. We contacted the parents and the parents were meeting her at the hospital where she was being transported and one of our assistant principals is riding with her to the hospital, Hosford said. He said the problem AC unit sat over four classes and he had been up to the roof to check it out. He said as a precaution class in the affected rooms had been moved to a different location for the day and maintenance was set for the unit. Hosford COREY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterColumbia High S chool officials gathered with first responders near an ambulance soon to carry a student to a local hospital after smoke entered a classroom Wednesday from an overheated rooftop air conditioning unit, CCFR said.By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comIts the time of the year when country music flows through the hearts, minds and souls of country music fans like the dark waters of the Suwannee River heading to the Gulf of Mexico. Song after song. Musician and act after act. Its the time of the year when country music dreams come true. Its Suwannee River Jam time. The Jam began Wednesday evening and continues through Saturday night at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak. This years Suwannee River Jam is going great, said Teena Peavey, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park general manager. People have been coming in since Sunday to spend the entire week with us. I saw people from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Nebraska and Alabama. Peavey said she is looking forward to this years edition of the country music festival because it attracts thousands of country music lovers from across the country with a family atmosphere. Im looking forward to the family reunion, she said. Friends with friends, families with families and some great music. We have a star-studded line up. Come out and join us. We hope to see you at the Jam. Its going to be a beautiful weekend with great weather. Alan Jackson, Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee, is the headliner for this years event, but hes just one of many country music stars scheduled to hit the stage. Other performers will include: Josh Turner, LOCASH, Tyler Farr, Easton Corbin, Rodney Atkins, Kentucky Headhunters, Pam Tillis, The LACS, comedians/performers Williams and Ree, Texas country artist Cody Johnson and Nashville artist Julia Cole. In addition to the nationally known artists, regional artists are slated to perform. They include Lake City performers Karley Scott Collins and Alex Sandlin as well as the Kellen Vincent Band. Other regional artists include Bryan James and Al Anzian, Austin Harden, Hallie Davis, Sadie Miller, Cliff Dorsey, SoulShine, Sondra Hunt, Southern Burn and Treble Hook. Gates open 2 p.m. today with music beginning at 6:30 p.m. Gates open 11 a.m. on Friday with the music beginning at 3 p.m. On Saturday, the gates open 11 a.m. with music beginning at 1:30 p.m. An Armed Forces Tribute has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. followed by performances from Rodney Atkins, Easton Corbin and then Alan Jackson at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are still available. Single day tickets will be offered at the gate for today ($20), Friday ($40), and Saturday ($60). Tickets may also be purchased online at www.musicliveshere.com.

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On June 29, 1972, the United States Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision ruling capital punishment, as applied then, unconstitutional. Every state that wanted to use the death penalty would have to rewrite its laws to pass muster, and not until later did the court approve its restoration. That was lucky timing for Carl Reimann. On the evening of Dec. 29, 1972, the 31-year-old ex-convict, accompanied by girlfriend Betty Piche, went into the Pine Village Steak House in Yorkville wielding a semiautomatic pistol. The pair took about $640 from the cash register and from the five people who were present at the outset, and told a family that entered during the robbery to sit down. Reimann and Piche then headed for the door. But he was not done. Before leaving, a state appeals court later recounted, Reimann methodically, carefully and slowly shot the five original parties in the restaurant. All five died of their wounds, including 16-year-old Catherine Rekate, a part-time dishwasher, and George Pashade, the 75-year-old chef. The family that arrived during the holdup was spared, apparently because Reimanns gun was empty. Police caught him and Piche soon after they fled in a car. Convicted of five counts of murder and one count of armed robbery, he was sentenced to 50 to 150 years for the murders and 20 to 30 years for the robbery, to be served concurrently. Illinois restored the death penalty in 1977 to comply with the requirements established by the Supreme Court. (It was repealed in 2011.) Had it been available when Reimann carried out his massacre, he might well have been sent to death row; otherwise, he almost certainly would have gotten life without parole. Instead, hes a free man. On April 26, the Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted to release him from the Dixon Correctional Center, and he left that day. Thats a shame, because the only just outcome would have been for him to die in prison. If you wonder why some Americans continue to support the death penalty, this case offers a good answer. When a murderer is executed, the matter is closed. When he is not, there is the danger that 45 years later, a parole board or a governor will decide the killer has suffered enough, has been rehabilitated and deserves the chance to return to society. Rehabilitation and parole are legitimate goals for many prison inmates. But for someone who cold-bloodedly murdered five people, there should be no possibility of freedom, ever. Illinois law recognizes as much: Today, Kendall County States Attorney Eric Weis noted last week, a conviction for two or more murders would lead to a sentence of life without parole. The review board had refused on 19 previous occasions to let Reimann out, but this time it agreed by an 8-4 vote, citing his apparently sincere religious conversion and his work in hospice care at Dixon. Those resume items may be commendable, but compared to the horror he wrought, they carry scant weight. Reimann could have left the steakhouse with his $640 haul and the robbery victims could have gone on to live long, happy and useful lives. Instead, he cruelly slaughtered them. Had her life been spared, Cathy Rekate would be 61 today. She didnt get to live to the old age that Reimann has attained. She and the other victims will never be released from the place he sent them. Never would have been the right time to release him.I had a chance to meet Bill Cosby when I was a little boy. Really, I had a chance to stand on stage with him and a bunch of other kids at an event where he performed. Celebrities at that point in my life were mostly puppets and cartoons, but Cosby was one of the few famous humans who made an impression on me. As any 3-year-old in 1978 could tell you, he was the brains behind Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and therefore quite a big deal. At the end of his set, Cosby invited all the kids in the audience on stage. My brother and I hopped up immediately, but I got scared so I turned back to my mom. This moment of toddlerly cowardice became one of my earliest regrets. I mean, I could have been near the genius behind The Brown Hornet, Bill Cosby: Himself, The Cosby Show and Bill Cosby: 49. I had a chance to say something silly and cute to him that he would have turned into comedy gold! Man, did I blow it. Most Americans know what a celebrity is by the age of 3, and as we get older we hang on to a 3-yearolds naivete. We discover someone is exceptionally good at something, and then make a leap to believing they must be capital-G Good in a philosophical, religious and general sense. This assumption turns into an almost uncontrollable urge to befriend the famous athlete, musician, writer and even politician. As a result of this reckless admiration, we simply cannot imagine great people being annoying or tedious or complicated like the lesser mortals among whom we are doomed to live. We certainly cant believe they are bad people. How could they be, when they can write like that, hit a line drive like that, tell a joke like that? Cosby went beyond most celebrities, who are usually excellent at what they do and then go home to be good or bad or whatever they are in private. He famously badgered other comedians to stop swearing onstage, and when he was not on tour performing stand-up, he was on tour hectoring black people to behave properly. However sincere he may have been, it was his skill as an entertainer, not his moral authority, that made us listen when he preached. The #MeToo movement has brought a reckoning on many famous and gifted men, and I hope it does some damage to Americas cult of celebrity too. For many of us, it already has. Questions once confined to grad school seminars on art theory or upper-level English literature courses are now on everyones mind: Where is the line between art and an artist? Are they separate, or hopelessly interwoven? Can someone enjoy a work of art by an evil person and not be complicit in that persons evil? For the most part I find it easy to separate the art from the artist. I honed this skill over a decade performing improv. Some of my favorite performers were people I strongly disliked. Knowing talented jerks has inoculated me from the shock of discovering a famous person is not very kind. Of course, Cosbys crimes are far worse than simply not being cool after a show. And for that, timeless masterpieces like Bill Cosby: Himself are likely to be trapped in amber, forever remote from the people who first appreciated them, and doomed to wait decades upon decades for someone with enough detachment to differentiate art from artist. In 1978, it was fear that turned me away from the celebrity on stage and back into my mothers arms. Cowardice aside, the gesture remains a fine policy: place your trust, your hope and your love with the people closest to you. You know them. The ones on stage? All you know is their talent. Admire that talent and leave it at that. 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: rbridges@lakecityreporter.com Thursday, May 3, 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 OPINIONGoodbye, Mr. WittWe bid farewell today to one of the most fascinating individuals we have met in many, many years: Kenneth Edward Witt, also called the peanut boil man. He was known for that, as much as anything. These downhome soires were about a lot more than peanuts, tasty as they were. The annual fetes were the place to be for anybody considering a run at local politics, for one thing. If you couldnt pass muster there, you neednt bother. Plus they were just a good place to get to know your neighbors, broadly speaking. Everybody and thats not much of an exaggeration was there from time to time. (The peanut boils will continue, we are glad to say, courtesy of Mr. Witts grandson-in-law, Circuit Judge Wes Douglas.) Mr. Witt was also, as the name suggests, clever in expressing himself. When noting the proliferation of folks sharing his surname here, he more than once observed of county residents, If youre not a Witt, youre a halfwit. That one works better when spoken. Well miss Mr. Witt, as will so many of you. We are better for having known him, and our county was certainly better for having been his home. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: In 1515, Pope Leo X promulgated the bull Inter sollicitudines allowing the Catholic Church to review and censor books. In 1791, the Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania adopted a constitution. In 1802, Washington, D.C. was incorporated as a city. In 1916, Irish nationalists Padraic Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh were executed by a British firing squad; they were among 16 people put to death for their roles in the Easter Rising. In 1937, Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, Gone with the Wind. In 1945, during World War II, Allied forces recaptured Rangoon (Yangon) from the Japanese. In 1947, Japans postwar constitution took effect. In 1952, the Kentucky Derby was televised nationally for the first time on CBS; the winner was Hill Gail, ridden by Eddie Arcaro. In 1960, the Harvey Schmidt-Tom Jones musical The Fantasticks began a nearly 42-year run at New Yorks Sullivan Street Playhouse. Chicago TribuneAmericas cult of celebrity Dennis OTooleChicago Tribune Dennis OToole is a Chicago writer. He wrote this for the Chicago Tribune. A mass killer allowed to walk freeHad her life been spared, Cathy Rekate would be 61 today. She didnt get to live to the old age that Reimann has attained. She and the other victims will never be released from the place he sent them. Never would have been the right time to release him.

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T HURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A COMMUNITY CALENDAR Francis W. Bodnar Mr. Francis W. Bodnar, 87, passed away April 28, 2018 at the V.A. Hospital in Lake City, FL following an extended illness. He was the son of the late Micheal and Rose Maholock Bodnar. He is preceded in death by his wife Bedian Bodnar. He had made Ft. White his home for the past thirty-one years. He served in the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing, roller skating, and playing the harmonica. He is survived by two sons, Arnold Bodnar, and Dwayne Bodnar both of Ft. White, FL; two grandchildren Melissa and Jennifer Bodnar, Auburn, NY. A Memorial service will be held Sunday May 6, 2018 at the Ft. White Baptist Church at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Milton Smith officiating. DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements. 458 South Marion Avenue Lake City, FL 32025. Estella Teresa Henry Estella Teresa Henry was born September 28, 1934, in Lake City, Florida. Parents, Amos Henry, Sr. and Estella Henry, preceded her in death. Estella heard her Masters voice, answered the call and transitioned into eternal rest on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center. She was educated in the school system of Columbia County. Estella was a caretaker for many years and utilized her love for cleaning while serving in that capacity. Brother, Amos Henry, Jr. also precedes her in death. She leaves to cherish loving memories: son, Terry L. Henry, Sr.; grandchildren, Sherry Henry, and Terry Henry, Jr. (Jawanna Bowles); great-grandchildren, Davionna Henry, Terry Henry, III, Jadarrean Henry; brother, Robert Henry, Sr.; nephews, Robert Bob Henry, Jr., Martin Henry, David Henry; hosts of other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Ms. Estella Henry will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Olivet Missionary Baptist Church, 551 NE Davis Ave., Lake City, FL. T he family will receive friends from 5:00 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at Olivet MB Church. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL, (386) 752-4366, Marq Combs Turner, L.F.D. The Caring Professionals Ola Mae Montgomery Mrs. Ola Mae Montgomery was born September 9, 1940, in Selma, Alabama. Parents, Lawerence and Cloran Reese, preceded her in death. On April 30, 2018, God called one of His angels home while at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, FL. Ola was educated in the Selma County School System. After moving to Lake City, Ola began a career in housekeeping and as a caregiver. She accepted Christ into her life at an early age. She was a member of New Mt. Pisgah AME Church. Ola served her local community by always giving and helping those in need. Other precedents in death include a son, Eugene Dunning; sisters, Josephine Ashley, Patricia Ford, Juanita Rawls; brother, Joe Reese. Left to cherish loving memories, a very devoted husband of 23 years, Henry Montgomery; daughters, Shirley DunningJohnson (Will), Patricia Dunning-Williams (Robert), Johnette Brown, Shanette Brown; sons, John Carter (Denise), Terry Owens (Jacquelyn); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Vella Mae-Pender (Cecil), Kathy Jennings (Earl), Mary Jennings; hosts of loving nieces, nephews other relatives and friends; special friends, Dorothy J. Richardson and Sally Murphy. Funeral services for Ola Mae Montgomery will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at New Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 345 NE Washington St., Rev. Debra Dupree, Pastor. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2018, at New Mt. Pisgah AME Church. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME. 292 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL, (386) 752-4366, Marq Combs Turner, L.F.D. The Caring Professionals Jeremiah Underwood Jeremiah Underwood resident of Lake City, Florida passed away April 26, 2018 was the son of the late Mr. Lonnie and Mrs. Frances Jones Underwood born February 13, 1959. He was educated in the Columbia County School System and was a Graduate in the Class of 1978. His loving and devoted siblings Rosa Lee Kelsey, Ruth Underwood Franklin, Franklin Underwood, S T Underwood, Joseph Underwood and Isiah Underwood all preceded him in death. Cherishing loving memories his devoted son Jerico (Amber) Underwood, three loving grandchildren; Darrian, Xavier and JaKayla. Two brothers; Willie (Gloria) Underwood and Daniel (Margret) Underwood. One sister; Amanda Ellis, a special; Aunt Annie Mae Rowe, a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Jeremiah Underwood will be Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 am at Bread of Life Ministries, 898 SW Deputy J. Davis Ln, Lake City, FL. Isiah Sheppard, Pastor and Sylvia Sheppard, Co-Pastor. Minister Daniel Underwood, Eugolist. Interment will follow at Fellowship Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, May 4, 2018 from 4-6 pm at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to: COOPER FUNERAL HOME, 251 NE Washington Street, Lake City, Florida 32055. Willis O. Cooper, L.F.D. Kenneth Edward Witt Kenneth Edward Witt, 84, of Lake City, passed away Sunday morning, April 29, 2018 at the Haven Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center in Lake City after an extended illness. He was born in Columbia County on July 16, 1933 to the late Horace and Clarice Bailey Witt. He has been a life-long resident of Lake City, was a 1951 graduate of the Mason City Wildcats School and attended the Hopeful Baptist Church. He was employed with the Division of Drivers Licenses for 36 years until his retirement in 1992. He was also a partner in the G&K Nursery with his son. He has done his annual fish frys/peanut boils since the early 1960s, which have become well known throughout Columbia County. Kenneth also served three terms on the Columbia County Commission. He enjoyed spending time with his family, whom he loved very much. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Louise Markham Witt of Lake City; sons; Larry (Claudia) Witt and Gary (Tracy) Witt both of Lake City; daughters; Martha Kay (Wayne) Norris and Valerie (Rocky) Ryals both also of Lake City. Grandchildren; Travis Ryals, Ashley Blanton, Jeffrey Norris, Leslie McGriff, Hailey Douglas, Shelby Stinson, Kloe Witt, Regina Witt and Dylan Witt; great-grandchildren; Ryals Blanton, Leah McGriff, Luke McGriff, Hunter Douglas, Jake Douglas, Addy Braxton, Carter Stinson and Carson Stinson, Mckinney Blanton and Jackson Witt-Harmon also survive. Funeral services for Kenneth will be conducted on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in the Hopeful Baptist Church with Pastor Zeb Cook and Steve Trucluck officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, May 3, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be consid ered to the Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or to the Haven-Suwannee Valley Hospice Care Center. Arrangements are under the direction and care of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. US HWY 441, Lake City, FL, 32025. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn. com.Obituaries are paid advertise ments. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293.OBITUARIES 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. 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There are also benets now. the benefits With life insurance, the benefits live on. With life insurance, the benefits live on. State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI) Bloomington, IL1311019 John Burns III, Agent 234 SW Main Boulevard Lake City, FL 32056 Bus: 386-752-5866 john.burns.cnj5@statefarm.com 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.State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI) Bloomington, IL1311019 John Burns III, Agent 234 SW Main Boulevard Lake City, FL 32056 Bus: 386-752-5866 john.burns.cnj5@statefarm.com 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.State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI) Bloomington, IL1311019 John Burns III, Agent 234 SW Main Boulevard Lake City, FL 32056 Bus: 386-752-5866 john.burns.cnj5@statefarm.com Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville, Fl. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venue hours vary) in local galleries, eateries and businesses. info @ artwalkgainesville.com W Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville, Fl. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venue hours vary) in local galleries, eateries and businesses. info @ artwalkgainesville.com W Free self-guided tours the last Friday of each month, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. visual art, live performance, and special events. Get started at ArtwalkGainesville.com. COURTESY PHOTOPerfect attendance at FWESFort White Elementary School third grade Students With Perfect Attendance for March, shown in no particular order: Brandon, Clovis, Tyrone Hill, Leland Holland, Colton Hull, Dante Lewis, Jaidon Lindgren, Bruce Menard, Jazmine Mwangi, Frederick Patterson, Kharma Ray, Piper Rouse, Masina Sapp, Jocelyn Stalnaker, Ayden Thomas, Alex Whitehorne and Coal Williams. TodayBingo at Amer. Legion Bingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more information, call 7527776. Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime, a library program for families with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more infor mation about the librarys childrens programs, call 386758-2101.FridaySpring book sale The Columbia County Public Library West Branch (435 NW Hall of Fame Drive, off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75) is holding a spring book sale through April 30. Fill a bag with books for $3. For more information, call 386758-1321 or email dhorner@ columbiacountyfla.com. Dinner and dancing Dances are held each Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court (behind Baya Pharmacy). $7 admission. Bring a dish or dessert to share. All proceeds benefit the center. Call 386-755-0235 for more. Baby & Me Baby & Me, a library program for parents and babies, is held on Fridays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more about the librarys childrens programs, call 386758-2101.SaturdayFarmers market The Lake DeSoto Far mers Market is open every Saturday in the parking lot at Marion Avenue and Duval Street, across from the Courthouse Annex. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 386-7195766 or visit market.lcfla.com. Potluck dinner A potluck dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. occurs each Saturday at either Lake Butler Elementary School or Lake Butler Social Club. Dress code is casual dressy and special occasion. Admission is $10 for club members or $12 for guests. For more, call 813-679-5390.SundayBingo games Bingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. For more, call 386-752-7776.MondayAmateur Radio Society The Columbia Amateur Radio Society meets the third Monday of each month to discuss ham radio technologies, training, communications and community events. Hams provide emergency communications during disasters and public events. Members pr ovide training and support for the required FCC license and how to get started. Meetings are held at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd at 7 p.m. join us to find out more about becoming an amateur radio operator. For more, call 386-752-0987.May 10DAR to meet The Edward Rutledge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. on May 10 in Room 102 of Wilson S Rivers Library on the campus of Florida Gateway College. Mary Jane Weaver will present a program on Discovering Edward Rutledge: The Patriot. Visitors are always welcome. May 12Plant Sale The Florida Master Gardeners (UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County) are holding their 15thAnnual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 12. This fundraiser plant sale will take place at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Lake City from 9 am to 1 pm. And 4H members are holding a Bake Sale! Shop early for the best selection of herbs, perennials, natives, vegetable plants, butterfly plants and more. Youll find beautiful, blooming potted flowers just in time for Mothers Day. Great selection, superior quality, friendly ser vice and amazing prices. Bring your boxes, bags and wagons! The proceeds from our Plant Sale support gardening programs and activities for the residents of Columbia County.May 19Lifestyle Changes for a Healthier Future The St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church would like to invite the community of Lake City and surrounding counties to our free health fair Lifestyle Changes for a Healthier Future, on May 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 222 NW Oosterhoudt Lane, Lake City. Our goal is to increase awareness and educate our community in diabetes and hypertension. Light refreshments will be served and there will be games for children of all ages. Bottle and Collectibles Show and Sale Florida Antique Bottle Collectors fifth annual Antique Bottle and Collectibles Show and Sale will take place Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. a the Columbia County Fairgrounds at 438 SR 247 in Lake City. For more information contact the show chairmen Biran Hoblick at hoblick@aol.com or 386-8049635 or Ed LeTard at eandeletard@aol.com or at 985-7886163.

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6A T HURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER COURTESY PHOTOS On May 11, the Pinemount Archery Team will compete in Louisville, Kentucky for the national NASP tournament. We are so proud of our archers and the hard work they have put into practicing for this event! They placed second place in the State Archery Tournament in February. Pictured: (bottom row)Emma Ross, Jordan Smith, Natalie Button, Case Bennett, (middle row) Sawyer Spano, Olivia Grinstead, Haidyn Markham, Gracie Folsom, Luke Hallberg, (third row) Logan Grinstead, Eli Hayes, Isabella Sapp, Joseph Hassett, (back row) Landon Shaw, John Greene, Kaleb Markham, Elijah Jones, and Cole Peyton. Pinemounts Pre-KH class participated in the Special Olympics put on by their fabulous teacher, Mrs. Cindy Touchton with the help of the amazing Mrs. Debi Carter. These students participated in the following events: kicking, jumping, hitting, catching, throwing, and relay running, The students had loads of fun, practiced fine and gross motor skills, and all went home with awards and ribbons. Our kindergarten students put on quite a performance on Friday, April 27. The play Pajama Party, below, was a hit and enjoyed by students, family and friends. They sang songs and rocked out to a full house. The teachers had prepared them well for stardom and a great time was had by all! To leave an anonymous tip on a possible dangerous situation concerning Columbia County schools, call tollfree, (866) 295-7303. To leave an anonymous message on a possible truancy problem in Columbia County schools, call 758-4947. Items for the school page should be dropped off or mailed to the Lake City Reporter, 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055; faxed to (386) 752-9400; or e-mailed to jcaudell@lakecityreporter.com by 5 p.m. Thursdays.CLASS NOTES Bulletin BoardNEWS ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS Name: Lillian McDaniel Age: 11 Parents: Brent and April McDaniel School and Grade: Fort White Elementary School, 5th grade Principal: Thomas Lashley What clubs or organizations, both in and out of school, do you belong to? FWES Robotics Team, Battle of the Brains Team, Sargent of the School Safety Patrol, New Life Outreach Ministries. What would you like to do when you get out of school? Not really sure. I want to go to college and get a really good education. Achievements: Its a big honor to be on the Battle of the Brains team. A Honor roll for the past four years. Scored all 5s on the FSA. Named to Safety Patrol as a 4th grade student. What do you like best about school? The teachers here, they are always really nice and helpful. I really like math, its my favorite. Teachers comments about student: Lilly is a nat ural leader. As Mayor of our fifth grade class during a field trip to Enterprise Village, she made sure things operated smoothly, and with great produc tivity. She even led our student contingency who reported back to our families during an evening PTO meeting. Needless to say, she is a top-notch student, and, more importantly, a first-class person. Principals comments concerning students involvement: She is exactly what we want in a student. She is involved, always helpful, and gives 100% all the time. On top of that, she is friendly to all peers and staff and a pleasure to have at our school. Students comments concerning honor: It is really amazing. Ive never had anything like this before.STUDENT FOCUSLillian McDaniel Lillian 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 Bows, sports and pajamas for Pinemount students NAME: Abbie Green AGE: 12 PARENTS: Stephen & Joanna Green SCHOOL: Lake City Middle School GRADE: 7th PRINCIPAL: Mr. Robert Cooper What clubs or organizations, both in and out of school, do you belong to? LCMS Archery Team, and Consumed Youth Group in my church. What would you like to do when you get out of school? I would like to become a teacher. Achievements: Blue Chipper in P.E. for 6th and 7th Grade, being selected for the LCMS Archery Team, and A/B Honor Roll. What do you like best about school? P.E., doing the morning announcements for school, and spending time with my friends Teachers comment (s) about student: Abbie Green is a natural leader. She steps up to help her peers and keeps things light with her great sense of humor. She is a delight to have in class! Principals comment (s) concerning students involvement: Abbie helps out with the morning announcements each day. She is an awesome young lady with a work ethic second to none. Students comment (s) concerning honor: It is a great honor, because there are many other students that could have been chosen. I am proud to represent my school and family. I thank God for this honor.STUDENT FOCUSAbbie Green Abbie

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By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comST. JOHNS Clobbered over the left field fence, Dara Gaylards seventh-inning home run pushed her team to the cusp of a comeback victory Wednesday night. But the two-out rally came a little too late. Bartram Trail was able to escape the blaze and used a four-run fourth inning to outlast Columbia 7-5 in a Region 1-7A regional quarterfinal win. The Lady Tigers tallied three runs in the final frame yet it wasnt enough to overcome critical errors. Uncharacteristic of us, Columbia coach Trudy Andrews said of the teams four errors. I think they were just trying to push. Weve been doing great defense all season long. It kind of just got the best of them at that time. But then they settled down and did fine after that. Those little hiccups. We told them after the game a good team like this is going to take advantage of that and you cant give them that. We got to make the outs when theyre given to us. Columbia ace CrisDeona Beasley was a solid in a complete-game performance. Beasley, who fanned two batters, cruised through the first three innings but found trouble in the fourth. Florida State commit Savannah Parker and By MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLE What the Florida baseball team is doing this season is downright ridiculous, even for a defending national champion that looks primed to repeat. The top-ranked Gators (36-10, 16-5 Southeastern Conference) have won every weekend series theyve played in 2018, stretching their eye-popping streak to 17 in a row. Throw in a sweep of rival Florida State in three games played weeks apart and series victories against Wake Forest (NCAA super regional) and LSU (College World Series championship series) in 2017, and Florida has claimed 20 consecutive bestof-three events. Its an impressive streak, for sure. Its somewhat meaningless, too. The Gators have been so good for so long theyre even better than they were in 2017 that anything short of another trip to Omaha, Nebraska, and another Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, May 3, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 754-0421ejackson@lakecityreporter.com jkroeger@lakecityreporter.com Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and moreONE AND DONEBy JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comGAINESVILLE The Columbia Tigers did what theyve done for years Wednesday night win a district championship. Just like they have for the past three seasons, the Tigers brought home another first-place trophy. Columbia rallied from a two-run deficit, scoring four runs over the final three innings to edge Gainesville 5-3 in the District 3-7A championship game at Tiny Talbot Field. Its the fourth straight district title for Columbia, which enters next Tuesdays Region 1-7A quarterfinal against Creekside on a fivegame winning streak. The future didnt look too bright for the Tigers (14-12) just 12 days ago when they suffered their fourth straight loss to Newberry and fell three games below .500. What a difference one week can make. They have a resiliency, Columbia coach Brian Thomas said. Theyve been through some ups and through some downs but we never got so down that we lost focus of the fact that theres a district PREP SOFTBALL: Region 1-7A Quarterfinal PREP BASEBALL: District 3-7A ChampionshipPhotos by JEN CHASTEEN/Special to the ReporterColumbias CrisDeona Beasley delivers a pitch during the Region 1-7A quarterfinal against Bartram Trail. Columbia 5 Bartram Trail 7 Next up: Region 1-7A semifinal at Gainesville on May 8 at 7 p.m. Columbia 5 Gainesville 3 Next up: Region 1-7A quarterfinal vs. Creekside on May 8 at 7 p.m. Lady Bears four-run fourth pushes them past Lady Tigers.COURTESY OF UF ATHLETICS Nick Horvath (left) went 4 for 12 against Auburn with a teamhigh 5 RBI this past weekend.Streaking toward another CWSSAM RICHE/TNSJacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler (56) reacts after sacking Indianapolis Colts quarter back Jacoby Brissett on October 22, 2017. Page 6B Columbias Reece Chasteen secures the ball as Bartram Trails Savannah Parker takes a swing. See DONE Page 6B See GATORS Page 6B Jaguars decline Fowlers optionDefending champion Florida has been even better in repeat bid.COLLEGE BASEBALL: Gators Upcoming scheduleFriday: at Texas &M, 7:30 p.m. Saturday: at Texas A&M, 5 p.m. Sunday: at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. CHS rallies from two-run deficit to win its fourth straight district title.ChampsBRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbias baseball team celebrates on the field following its 5-3 win over Gainesville in the District 3-7A championship at Tiny Talbot Field. See CHAMPS Page 6B B1

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2B T HURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER TV LISTINGSToday MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Colorado at Chicago Cubs OR Kansas City at Boston 5 p.m. MLB San Diego at San Francisco (joined in progress) 8 p.m. ESPN N.Y. Yankees at Houston NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT NBA playoffs, Western Conference, semifinal, Game 2, Utah at Houston NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference, semifinal, Game 3, Tampa Bay at Boston 10 p.m. NBCSN NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, semifinal, Game 4, Vegas at San Jose SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FS1 UEFA Champions League, semifinal, 2nd leg, AS Roma vs. LiverpoolNBA PLAYOFFSConference semifinals Tuesdays Late Games Game 2: Golden State 121, New Orleans 116 Warriors lead series 2-0 Wednesdays Games Game 2: Utah 116, Houston 108 Series is tied 1-1 Todays Games Game 2: Cleveland at Toronto, 6 p.m. Cavaliers lead series 1-0 Game 2: Philadelphia at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Celtics lead series 1-0NHL PLAYOFFSConference semifinals Tuesdays Games Game 3: Washington 4, Pittsburgh 3 Capitals lead series 2-1 Game 3: Winnipeg 7, Nashville 1 Jets lead series 2-1 Wednesdays Games Game 3: Tampa Bay 4, Boston 1 Lightning lead series 2-1 Game 4: Vegas at San Jose, 10 p.m. Golden Knights lead series 2-1 Todays Games Game 4: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Capitals lead series 2-1 Game 4: Nashville at Winnipeg, 9:30 p.m. Jets lead series 2-1Reid files collusion grievance against NFLNEW YORK (AP) The NFL players union says former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid filed a grievance against the league, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners. Reid, a Pro Bowler in 2013, had joined former teammate Colin Kaepernick two seasons ago in kneeling during the national anthem to pro test police brutality and racial inequality. Kaepernick wasnt signed for the 2017 season following his release in San Francisco. Reid continued the quarter backs protests. The 26-year-old safe ty became a free agent this offseason when his rookie contract with the 49ers expired.Viewers see vulnerable Williams in TV series(AP) The first episode of Being Serena, a five-part documentary series on HBO about Serena Williams, closes with the tennis great in a hospital bed, about to have a C-section. Just before the screen fades, a voiceover from Williams is heard: I was terrified. And it was a whole new kind of fear. Tennis? I dont think it ever felt so far away. And I dont think my life ever felt so unsure.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Boston 22 8 .733 New York 20 10 .667 2 Toronto 17 13 .567 5 T ampa Bay 13 16 .448 8 Baltimore 8 21 .276 13 C entral Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 16 13 .552 Detroit 13 16 .448 3 Minnesota 10 16 .385 4 Chicago 8 20 .286 7 K ansas City 8 22 .267 8 W est Division W L Pct GB Houston 20 12 .625 Seattle 17 11 .607 1 L os Angeles 17 12 .586 1 Oakland 14 15 .483 4 Texas 12 20 .375 8 NA TIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 18 11 .621 New York 17 11 .607 Philadelphia 17 13 .567 1 Washington 15 16 .484 4 Miami 11 19 .367 7 C entral Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 19 13 .594 S t. Louis 17 12 .586 Chicago 16 12 .571 1 Pittsburgh 17 14 .548 1 Cincinnati 7 24 .226 11 W est D ivision W L Pct GB Arizona 21 8 .724 Colorado 17 15 .531 5 S an Francisco 16 15 .516 6 L os Angeles 12 17 .414 9 S an Diego 11 21 .344 11 T uesdays Late Games Kansas City 7, Boston 6, 13 innings Toronto 7, Minnesota 4, 10 innings Arizona 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 L.A. Angels 3, Baltimore 2 Seattle 6, Oakland 3 San Diego 3, San Francisco 2 Wednesdays Games Boston 5, Kansas City 4 Minnesota 4, Toronto 0 Cleveland 12, Texas 4 St. Louis 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 2, 12 innings Colorado 11, Chicago Cubs 2 San Francisco 9, San Diego 4 Washington 9, Pittsburgh 3 Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 0 Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 6, Miami 0 N.Y. Yankees 4, Houston 0 Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Todays Games Pittsburgh at Washington, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 1:10 p.m., 1st game Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Houston, 2:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 2:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 3:40 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 4:40 p.m., 2nd game Boston at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.Hicks bunt lifts Tigers to win over Rays in 12DETROIT (AP) John Hicks bunt single scored JaCoby Jones in the 12th inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Jones started the winning rally with a leadoff triple. Hicks then bunted toward first and the Rays didnt have a chance to make a play at the plate.Nola works into eighth, Marlins lose to PhilliesMIAMI (AP) Aaron Nola allowed four hits in 7 1/3 innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. SCOREBOARD THURSDAY EVENING MAY 3, 2018 Comcast Dish DirecTV6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEnt. 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PG-13 Billions The Third Ortolan Gigolos Homeland COURTESYHustling & sweepingLocal AAU travel basketball team, Strength, Talent, and Hustle, swept the competition in two straight tournaments winning by a 20-point margin with its 10th grade (Team Talent) boys team. Team Talent went 5-0 last weekend in the YBOA Super Regional Championship games in Tallahassee. With post player Marcus Owens bringing in 26 rebounds (13 offensive) and scoring 16 points during one game. In the same game, point guard Darrien Jones tallied 10 assists. Guards Kenney Gaines and Charleston Ponds also combined for 29 points. The S.T.H. coaching staff say theyre extremely proud of all of the teams and came away impressed with their 10th grade group, which has played against top competition. The team travels to IMG Academy for another tour nament this weekend and will joined by the girls team (Team Hustle). Team Talent is pictured. Coach Tony Johnson (top row, from left), Charleston Ponds, DeAndre Jefferson, Marcus Owens, Darian Mayo, Meshach Maddox (DNP), Kenney Gaines, Darrien Jones and Coach Erica Mayo. Fonsa Bryant (bottom row, from left), Ralph Jones, Jaylen Robinson, Zhaquon Griffin and Ken Merrick. NBA PLAYOFFS NHL PLAYOFFS Ingles leads Jazz over RocketsBy KRISTIE RIEKENAssociated PressHOUSTON -Joe Ingles scored a career-high 27 points and the Utah Jazz squandered a huge early lead before using a big fourth quarter to regain control and beat the Houston Rockets 116-108 on Wednesday night and tie the Western Conference semifinals at 1-1. Ingles made a careerbest seven 3-pointers and star rookie Donovan Mitchell added 17 points and 11 assists for his first game this postseason where he scored fewer than 20 points and didnt lead the team in scoring. The Jazz were behind by two with eight minutes left before using a 16-2 run to pull away. Game 3 is Friday night in Utah. After trailing by 25 points at halftime of the 110-96 loss in the series opener, the Jazz jumped out to an early lead in this one and led by as many as 19 in the first half. Houston regained the lead in the third quarter but couldnt keep pace with the Jazz in the fourth as their normally potent offense went cold. James Harden had 32 points and 11 assists, and Chris Paul added 23 points as Houston fell to the Jazz for the first time this season after winning the first five meetings. Houston was down by one entering the fourth but Utah scored eight straight points on 3-pointers from Dante Exum and Jae Crowder before Mitchell capped it with a nifty one-handed follow dunk to make it 100-94. Mitchell missed a jumper and sailed above three Rockets to grab the rebound and slam it down with one hand. He did it right near the Jazz bench and his teammates went wild, cheering and pretending to fall backward on each other in awe. Harden made a basket after that before Utah scored another eight straight points, with two 3s from Ingles, to make it 108-96 with 4 1/2 minutes left.Lightning strike quickly, beat Bruins to take 2-1 series leadBy JIMMY GOLENAssociated PressBOSTON Between the birth of his first child in Tampa Bay and Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Boston, Yanni Gourde squeezed in what could be his last nap for a while. The Lightning forward spent the night with his wife and newborn daughter in the hospital on the off-day and flew to Boston on Wednesday. He missed the morning skate, but was waiting for his teammates at lunch. He received quite a greeting. It was like we scored a game-winning goal, coach Jon Cooper said after Ondrej Palat scored twice and Gourde assisted on Tampa Bays third goal in a 4-1 victory over Boston that gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead in the series. Its a team that cares, Cooper said. We were so happy for him. Palat scored twice in the first 3:19 of the game, and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help Tampa Bay to its second win in a row since losing the series opener at home. Game 4 is Friday night. Boston came in and took one of our games at home, we had to take one of theirs on the road, Cooper said. We did that. After Patrice Bergeron made it a one-goal game, Anthony Cirelli scored his first career NHL playoff goal to give the Lightning a 3-1 lead late in the first. Gourde provided an assist, chasing the puck into the zone before finding Cirelli in the slot. The last 24 hours have been amazing, Gourde said. Obviously, I wanted to be there for my wife and, I think, it ended up it was perfect. Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for Boston. Playoffs are desperate hockey, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy said. You dont ever go into any games saying Oh, we have the luxury of being able to lose this one. Thats not how it goes. Palat scored just 1:47 in after Boston defenseman Matt Grzelcyk settled the puck with his glove in his own end, then appeared to lose track of it and skated away, leaving the Lightning with an easy 2-on-1 opportunity. Palat made it 2-0 just 92 seconds later on a shot that deflected off Bruins defenseman Torey Krug and into the net. Its not good, obviously, but weve come back a lot, said Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy, whose team has won 21 games this season in which it gave up the first goal. So this is nothing new, he said Youve still got 50-some minutes left. Theres going to be a lull from the crowd, but youve got to get it back. ... The second and third goals, to me, are much worse. It stayed 3-1 through the second period and most of the third, until the Lightning picked up a power play in the final two minutes of the game when Krug tripped Cirelli as he chased after the puck with an empty net in front of him.

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LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 3B DEAR ABBY: We moved to the country, but were not really far out of town. My educated, urbane, professional husband who has always lived in the city, now bypasses our 2 1/2 bathrooms and relieves himself outdoors in a king of all he surveys pose. We no longer have children living at home, and he refrains from doing it when we have company or theres any possibility of his being seen, but it still drives me crazy! Could I be jealous because I am female, or should I join him? Is it truly as unsanitary as it seems, and is my letter a first? -TEMPTED IN CALIFORNIA DEAR TEMPTED: Public urination is against the law in most communities because of sanitation -as well as indecent exposure -issues. That said, however, the practice is not as unusual as you may believe. If you want to try it, I cant stop you, but I do suggest you bring along some tissue and plan ahead for a place to dispose of it. As to whether your letter is a first, the answer is no. The topic arose about 20 years ago when The Whizzards Wife wrote me about her husband doing it after dark, and occasionally in the side yard during daylight hours. She wondered if it was a normal male ritual. I replied: This is not a subject thats often discussed, but I suspect the practice is not unusual. Dogs and cats urinate to mark their territory. Your husband may be doing it for the same reason. For pets, the problem can be resolved by neutering; however, I wouldnt recommend that for your husband. The Los Angeles Police Department informs me that its not illegal as long as it is not in public view. I then suggested she check with the police in her city to be sure there are no ordinances against it. When people ask me what some of my favorite letters are, I tell them the correspondence generated by The Whiz-zards Wifes letter ranks among them. A sample: DEAR ABBY: Though a frequent reader (after my wife), Ive only now found reason to write to you, in response to the lady who feared her husbands habit of urinating on their lawn was inappropriate. So it may be, but all men pee outdoors. My best to you and continued good luck with your column. -CHARLTON HESTON, BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. DEAR CHARLTON: Thank you for the input. Your letter is but a drop in the bucket compared to the deluge that has flooded my office since I printed that letter. DEAR ABBY: I strongly disagree with your answer to Whiz-zards Wife. You said you suspect the practice is not unusual. My husband doesnt do it, my ex didnt (except when he was drunk) and Ive never seen my neighbors do it. My husband says the guy is an exhibitionist. I say hes lazy and ignorant. However, I once knew a psychiatrist who confessed to occasionally watering the rubber tree in his outer office in this manner. I cant imagine why he disclosed this to me, unless it was to coax me into sharing personal secrets. -ARIZONA ANNIE DEAR ANNIE: I cant imagine why he did it, either. It would certainly discourage a patient from using the chair closest to the plant. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com Wife annoyed that husband answers call of nature outside 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): Size up your personal, financial and physical situations. Bring about the changes that will encourage you to toss out bad habits and replace them with something that will offer you a brighter future. Express who you are and what you want. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Partnerships are highlighted. Whether personal or professional, the connections you have established should be cared for with compassion and understanding as well as with the intention of stabilizing future objectives. Maintain honesty and integrity no matter what happens. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Relationships will suffer if one or both parties are not honest about the way they feel. A heart-to-heart talk will be beneficial as well as encourage change that is long overdue. Be willing to listen and to compromise. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Youll be enticed by someone. Dont be too quick to get involved in something you know little about. What appears to be new and exciting will come with risks, creating stress and personal turmoil that will also affect your health and financial welfare. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Children will offer an inter esting perspective on whats going on in your life. A change in position, status or reputation will be met with opposition. Think matters through carefully. Express your opinion, but be sure to listen to reason. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): With change comes anticipation. Look at the pros and cons before you make a decision that will change your life or your relationship with others. When in doubt, take a moment to rehash the negatives and positives of whatever scenario you face. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Youll desire change. Explore your options and be open to starting new relationships or new beginnings with someone from your past. A trip or learning experience will help you make an important decision regarding the changes you want to make. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Consider making a couple of changes regarding how you earn your living or handle your legal or financial affairs. Be proactive when dealing with health issues. Exhaust all your options before making a decision. False information is apparent. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): An opportu nity must not be ignored. Consider what it will take to make a change, and do whatever is necessary to ensure you are free to take part. Follow your heart, not what someone else is demanding. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take a step back and observe what others do and say. An emotional influence someone has on you will create problems that can cost you financially, legally or emotionally. Keep your facts straight and avoid unpredictable individuals. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A change is within reach. Apply for a position, revamp your resume or sign up for something that will help you promote and present what you have to offer. Love, romance and personal improvements are highlighted. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An emotional situation will surface when dealing with a friend, relative or lover. Proceed with caution and question anything that appears suspicious. Dont make assumptions; gather facts and take action. Take better care of your physical and emotional health. Actor Alex Cord (Airwolf) is 85. Singer Frankie Valli is 84. Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 72. Singer Mary Hopkin is 68. Singer Christopher Cross is 67. Drummer Cactus Moser (Highway 101) is 61. Keyboardist David Ball of Soft Cell is 59. Country singer Shane Minor is 50. Actress Amy Ryan (Bridge of Spies, `The Office) is 50. Actor Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire, `Nurse Jackie) is 48.CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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4B THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTERClassi ed Department 755-5440 CLASSIFIEDLAKE CITY REPORTER Ad to Appear:Call by:Email by: TuesdayMon., 10 a.m.Mon., 9 a.m. WednesdayTues., 10 a.m.Tues., 9 a.m. ThursdayWed., 10 a.m.Wed., 9 a.m. FridayThurs., 10 a.m.Thurs., 9 a.m. SundayFri., 3 p.m.Fri., 2 p.m.These deadlines are subject to change without notice.ADVANTAGEAd Errors: Please read your ad on the first day of publication. We accept responsibility for only the first incorrect insertion, and only the charge for the ad space in error. Please call 7555440 immediately for prompt correction and billing adjustments. Cancellations: Normal advertising deadlines apply for cancellation. Billing Inquiries: Call 755-5440. Should further information be required regarding payments or credit limits, your call will be transferred to the accounting department.Cancellations, Changes, and Billing Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Standard abbreviations are acceptable; however, the first word of each ad may not be abbreviated.General Information Take ADvantage of the Reporter Classifieds!755-5440 You can call us at 755-5440, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some people prefer to place their classified ads in person, and some ad categories will require prepayment. Our office is located at 180 East Duval Street. You can also fax or email your ad copy to the Reporter. FAX: 386-752-9400 Please direct your copy to the Classified Department. EMAIL: classifieds@lakecityreporter.com Placing An Ad > $17.50Each additional line $1.654 LINES 3 DAYS GARAGE SALEIncludes 2 Signs Local Tire Shop has immediate openings for Tire Tech & Mechanic. Call 386-515-5618 Registration of Fictitious Names We the undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interested in the business or profession carried on under the name of ALLAN'S TRACTOR SERVICE, 14035 NW 104TH TERRACE, ALACHUA, FL 32615 Contact Phone Number: (352) 316-1670 and the extent of the interest of each, is as follows: Name: ALLAN COPELAND Extent of Interest: 100% by:/s/ ALLAN COPELAND STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF ALACHUA Sworn to and subscribed before me this ST day of MAY, A.D. 2018. by:/s/ GINGER D TRAVERS Notary 425237 May 3, 2018 Fulltime Kitchen help needed at Hardee's all shifts at Baya Dr and SR 100. Apply in person. 386-752-0393 Registration of Fictitious Names We the undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interested in the business or profession carried on under the name of JOHNNY'S AUTO REPAIR, 2246 SW MAIN BLVD, LAKE CITY, FL 32025 Contact Phone Number: (386) 752-9525 and the extent of the interest of each, is as follows: Name: A.J.P.INCOROPRATED Extent of Interest: 100% by:/s/ ARAM PETIT STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF COLUMBIA Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25TH day of APRIL, A.D. 2018. by:/s/ CARRI L. SESSOMS Notary 425269 May 3, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 18000062CAAXMX THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDER OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-16, Plaintiff, v. SERGIO M. HERNANDEZ, ET AL., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment dated April 23, 2018 entered in Civil Case NO. 18000062CAAXMX in Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida, Civil division, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-16, Plaintiff and SERGIO M. HERNANDEZ; MARICRUZ HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A STEVEN HERNANDEZ are Defendant(s), Clerk of Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash beginning at 11:00 AM at the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL 32055 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on June 27, 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, SECTION 1: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, RUN THENCE 016'15" E, 984 FEET; THENCE RUN N 89 6'22" E, 3.60 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF WALTER LITTLE ROAD; RUN THENCE S 055'52" W ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE 236.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF THE BEGINNING; THENCE N 8986'22" E, 247.47 FEET; THENCE S 0 55'52" W, 176.02 FEET; THENCE S 896'22" W, 247.47 FEET; THENCE N 055'52" E, 176.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO, THE SOUTH 176.02 FEET OF THE NORTH 1395.67 FEET OF THE NE EAST OF WALTER LITTLE ROAD. Property Address: 543 S.W. Walter Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32024 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. April 30, 2018 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Columbia County, Florida /s/ S. Weeks DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 423531 May 3, 10, 2018 LEGAL ASSISTANT THREE RIVERS Legal Assistant Position in Lake City, FL. F/T. Salary DOE. EOE. Send cover letter and resume/references to jobs@trls.org LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL Director of Environmental Services Please visit our website www.lakebutlerhospital.com 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 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that on May 11, 2018 at 9:00 am at Mini-Storage & Record Storage of Lake City, 442 SW Saint Margaret Street, Lake City, FL 32025; will sell at public sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned: L-12 Eva Sanford N-05 Amy Lord S-37 Maxine Haslon S-47 Regina Mobley-Gibson T-03 Jhan Fender T-11 Kyle Green BB-16 Rhonda Oliver BB-21 Sonje Matchett BB-25 Yondalyn Calhoun BB-27 Yondalyn Calhoun CC-08 Vicki Drennen EE-05 Sharrie Keller EE-07 Christine Zallie FF-14 Annie Williams E-02 Mark Kirby R-26 Nancy Cutchins Y-22 Kayiah Swopshire S-20 Evelyn Dugger T-81 Kevin Sheffield T-48 Diamond Johnson 211 Emmalene Pickett 423444 April 26, 2018 May 3, 2018 O'Neal Roofing now hiring. No experience required. Apply in person 212 SE Hickory Dr. 386-752-7578 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 17000311CAAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, v. TONY M. CHADWELL, et al Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: TONY M. CHADWELL RESIDENT: Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 10700 SOUTHWEST 30TH PLACE, DAVIE, FL 333281536 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in COLUMBIA County, Florida: Lot 31, of QUAIL RIDGE, a subdivision, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 61, of the public Records of Columbia County, Florida. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy to your written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, PLLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2001 NW 64th Street, Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk of the g Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before or immediately thereafter, May 21, 2018 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in The Lake City Reporter. 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: April 17. 2018 Clerk of the Circuit Court By /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk of the Court 421793 April 26, 2018 May 3, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2014-CA-000409 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff -vs.Kenneth Edward Hazen a/k/a Kenneth E. Hazen; Elizabeth Jane Swinney; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not know to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2014-CA-000409 of the Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida wherein Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff and Kenneth Edward Hazen a/k/a Kenneth E. Hazen are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, P. Dewitt Cason, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE COURTROOM ONE OF THE COLUMBIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 173 HERNANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on May 30th, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 68, OF CALLAWAY PHASE III, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 145146, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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, 386758-2163 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. P. Dewitt Cason CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Columbia County, Florida /s/ S. Weeks DEPUTY CLERK 424338 May 3, 10, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2018-CA-000025 Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company Plaintiff, -vs.Harold G. DuPriest; Judy Ann Jensen; Unknown Spouse of Harold G. DuPriest; Unknown Spouse of Judy Ann Jensen; Nations Lending Services, Inc. d/b/a Nations Lending; Cooks Heat and Air Conditioning, Inc. d/b/a Cooks Air Conditioning & Heating Specialists; Lottie Farms Homeowners Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGSPROPERTY TO: Harold G. DuPriest, WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 13306 Highway 2301, Youngstown, FL and Unknown Spouse of Harold G. DuPriest, WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 13306 Highway 2301, Youngstown, FL 32466 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant (s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Columbia County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 3, BLOCK B, LOTTIE FARMS SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, COLUMBIA COUNTY FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 20. SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS OF RECORD AND LOTTIE FARMS SUBDIVISION HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION RECORDED IN ORB 946, PAGES 1088 THROUGH 1102, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MANUFACTURED HOME, YEAR: 2003, MAKE: FLEETWOOD, VIN#: GAFL275A74458CD21. AND VIN#: GAFL275B74458CD21. more commonly known as 267 Southwest Lottie Court, Lake City, FL 32024. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. 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, 386758-2163 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. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 26th day of April, 2018. P. Dewitt Cason Circuit and County Courts By: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 424189 May 3, 10, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CA-000038 EQUITY TRUST F/B/O CARL BARNA, Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF BENRETHA LONG, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION: CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY TO: Estate of Benretha Long, 917 NE Aberdeen Ave., Lake City, FL 32055. Unknown Heirs of Benretha Long, 917 NE Aberdeen Ave., Lake City, FL 32055. Robert Lee Dix Jr., 917 NE Aberdeen Ave., Lake City, FL 32055. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title to the following property in Columbia County: Forty feet (4), East and West, by Fifty Five (55) feet North and South off the West side of the NW of Block No. 28, McElroy addition, a subdivision of the SW of NE of Section 29, Township 3 South, Range 17 East, in the Northeastern Division of the City of Lake City, according to Map by B. G. Moore of said McElroy's addition, said map dated June 30, 1938 and approved by the Board of County Commissioners on August 11, 1938 and filed on same date in the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Columbia County, Florida. Has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Owen Sokolof, Esq. Sokolof Remtulla Stengel, LLC, Plaintiffs Attorney, whose address is 224 Datura Street, Suite 515, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, on or before Thirty (30) days from Date of First Publication of this Notice and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you and the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on April 20, 2018 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ S. Weeks DEPUTY CLERK 422666 April 26, 2018 May 3, 2018 NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION TAKEN BY THE SUWANNEE RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is given that the following permit was issued on April 18, 2018: Weyerhaeuser NR Company, 13005 SW 1st Road, Suite 241, Newberry, Florida 32669 permit # ERP-023212779-6. The project is located in Columbia County, Sections 31 and 32, Township 3 South, Range 18 East. The permit authorizes a surface water management system on 94.73 acres for the construction of a surface water management system serving 59.13 acres of impervious surfaces and impacts to 5.14 acres of wetlands for a project known as the North Florida Mega Industrial Park. The receiving water body is Olustee Creek. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected has the right to request an administrative hearing by filing a written petition with the Suwannee River Water Management District (District). Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule 40BB-1.1010, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), the petition must be filed (received) ei() ther by delivery at the office of the Resource Management Business Resource Specialist at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak FL 32060 or by e-mail to tjm@srwmd.org, within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publication of the notice of intended District decision (for those persons to whom the District does not mail or email actual notice). A petition must comply with Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2) (c), Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28106, F.A.C. The District will not accept a petition sent by facsimile (fax). Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., is not available. A petition for an administrative hearing is deemed filed upon receipt of the complete petition by the District Clerk at the District Headquarters in Live Oak, FL during the Districts regular business hours. The District's regular business hours are 8 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding weekends and District holidays. Petitions received by the District Clerk after the District's regular business hours shall be deemed filed as of 8 a.m. on the next regular District business day. The right to an administrative hearing and the relevant procedures to be followed are governed by Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code, and Rule 40B-1.1010, Florida Administrative Code. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means the District's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Failure to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the requisite time frame shall constitute a waiver of the right to an administrative hearing. (Rule 28-106.111, F.A.C.). If you wish to do so, you may request the Notice of Rights for this permit by contacting the Business Resource Specialist in the Division of Resource Management (RM), 9225 CR 49, Live Oak,, FL 32060, or by phone at 386.362.1001. 424814 May 3, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File No. 2018-0086-CP Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BARNEY ROWE THOMAS JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Barney Rowe Thomas Jr., deceased, File Number 2018-0086CP, by the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando Ave, Lake City, FL 32055; that the decedent's date of death was March 23, 2018; that the total value of the estate is $0.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Johnny H. Thomas, Jr. Address 277 NE Rastus Court Lake City, FL 32055 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 26, 2018. Attorney for Person Giving Notice /s/Stephen M. Witt Stephen M. Witt Attorney Florida Bar Number: 231916 PO Box 2064 Lake City, FL 32056-2064 Telephone: (386) 755-2863 Fax: (386) 752-1732 E-Mail: stephen@attorneywitt.com Secondary E-Mail: leah@attorneywitt.com Person Giving Notice: /s/Johnny H. Thomas, Jr. Johnny H. Thomas, Jr. 277 NE Rastus Court Lake City, Florida 32055 423142 April 26, 2018 May 3, 2018 COMPETITION TRYOUTS Angels Dance Team of DFC Dance Studio is hosting tryouts Wed May 9th 4-6pm. Contact Whitney for info (386) 292-9048

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Classi ed Department 755-5440 THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER5B Registered Pharmacy Tech Experience required. Apply at Baya Pharmacy (West), 1465 US Hwy 90 West, Lake City. Remington M1903 A4 Sniper Rifle, 1943 original Weaver scop $3800 386-205-4635 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 The City of Lake City has openings for the following positions: Airport: Airport Lineman Customer Service: Customer Service Manager Finance: Senior Accountant Fire: Firefighter/EMT Police Department: Communication Officer Police Officer Public Works: Maintenance Worker I Recreation: Youth Club Leader PPT/TFT Utilities Department: Collection Technician I Distribution Technician I Natural Gas Technician I WTP Operator C WTP Operator Trainee WWTP Operator C Obtain detailed job descriptions and applications by visiting 1st floor at City Hall 205 N Marion Avenue Lake City, FL 32055 or visit our web site at www.lcfla.com The City of Lake City is an AA/ADA/EEO/VP employer. 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' hay 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. Gas fireplace, unvented, $125, 16' Geehnoe w/9.9 motor and trailer $1700 386-755-7933 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lot lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. 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, recentl y 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 Spacious 3BR/2BA first, last and sec, no pets, smoke free. $800/mo 386-867-9231 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 854-068 6 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 of 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 Choice of 3 BR sets full, queen or king starting at $195; Soda & snack machines w/bill changer Joe 386-466-5938 1BR Apt. Downtown Location, $500 mo, plus Security. NO PETS. Call 386-755-3456 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. 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. Found Calf near Sister's Welcome Rd. Call to identify 386752-7922 or 386-697-4327 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 Nature's Source Products, Inc is hiring the following positions: Bag Line Chain Saw Operator Kiln Operator / Security Knuckle Boom Loader Operator Tractor Front End Loader Operator Apply in person at 854 NW Guerdon Street, Lake City FL Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Multi Fam Sale: 294 Bradshaw Gln, Sat 7am-? Armoire, dresser, LR furn, dishes, clothes, HH, decor, bedding, & more! Poole Realty Nelda Hatcher 688-8067 MLS100163 2/1 in Jasper w/new appliances, counter tops & cabinet doors, bath w/jacuzzi tub $89,900 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 front 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 counte r 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/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99455 $189,440 Reserve at Jewel Lake, community dock. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS99617 1/1 cottage on Suwannee River, kitchenette. $98,900 HUGE MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE Friday and Saturday from sun up to 2:00. Furniture, collectibles, kitchen equipment, fabric, Gaming Systems and more. 270 SW Callaway Drive, Lake City Beautiful Commercial Suite for rent in Midtown Center, Lake City, office & warehouse space. Call 386-365-8818 TEEKO YARD SALE Multi Family Yard Sale PRICED TO GET IT GONE May 5th 7:30 until Rain or Shine Teeko 2018 SW Main 2016 AUDI A3 SEDAN Almost new 3,600 miles. Warranty to Jan 2020 or 50K miles. Turbo 1.8, very quick. 33 mph hwy. White with titanium gray heated leather interior. $22,500 Call Glenn at 540-834-8912. Estate Auctions: Fri, May 4th @6pm High Springs, FL Hwy 27N auctionzip.com #20822 Mah, Oak, Vict Furn, old radios, art signs, jewelry, early toys, tools, glass, primitives, rugs, 10% B.P. 352-258-0604 C. Red Williams AU437/AB3447 Windsong Apartments We offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455

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6B T HURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER rfntb bbbrrfntbtrrfrffrr frrrffrffr rffffrffffr rfnff bbnfffffrfffff rffftrrff frffffrfr rrffrrr fffnrbb rfntb rf frffrrrtb bbb rfrfbbfrf NFL: JaguarsJaguars decline to exercise 5th-year option on Fowlernational title would be a disappointment. The expectations that everybody is putting on this team are fair, coach Kevin OSullivan said this week. But if we dont win it, Id never say it was a failure. There are more than 300 Division I teams and only eight get a chance to go to Omaha. Weve gone six out of the last eight years; its not easy. People on the outside might take it for granted. I certainly dont, but my expectation is to get there. That much seems like a given. The Gators have improved on the mound and at the plate this season, all while playing with huge targets on their backs. OSullivan deserves credit for keeping players hungry, humble and healthy. Hes really only been dealt one minor hiccup. OSullivan pulled righthander Tyler Dyson, who started and won the 2017 finale, late last month after the sophomore failed to get through the fifth inning in five of his last six starts. Freshman Jack Leftwich stepped in and won his first weekend start. If Leftwich becomes a reliable starter the rest of the way, the Gators could be difficult to catch in the powerhouse SEC. Florida enters this weekends series at Texas A&M (33-12, 11-10) with a three-game lead over second-place Arkansas and four games up on Georgia in the Eastern Division. Aces Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar have set the tone, picking up where first-round draft pick Alex Faedo left off last year. Singer is 9-1 with a 2.63 ERA and won a head-tohead showdown against Auburn standout Casey Mize. Kowar has been nearly as good, going 7-2 with a 2.91 ERA. Jackson and Kowar are considered first-round locks in next months Major League Baseball draft. Leftwich and fellow freshmen Tommy Mace and Jordan Butler have been solid out of bullpen, bridging the gap between starters and All-American closer Michael Byrne. Byrne has 11 saves and a 1.53 ERA. The biggest difference between the title team and the one trying to make two in a row is in the batters box. The Gators are hitting 30 percentage points higher this season, up from .259 to .289, and already have 15 more home runs. Jonathan India is enjoying a career year, hitting .401 with 14 homers and a team-leading 50 runs. India also had a 24-game hitting streak. Sophomore and community college transfer Wil Dalton has a team-leading 16 homers and 47 RBIs. It is a little crazy for sure, India said. Now that we have the hitting factored back into our team, it looks ever better for us. Were clicking on all cylinders. Consistency has been the key, something OSullivan credits to not having to play many freshmen. That experience should come in handy down the stretch, especially in those more significant, threegame series in the postseason. I wish we could win the national championship every year, but theres so many things that have to fall into place, OSullivan said. Theres a little bit of luck involved. This is a fickle game, and just like in any other sport, the best team doesnt always win. GATORSContinued From 1BAssociated PressJACKSONVILLE The Jacksonville Jaguars declined to exercise the fifth-year option in defensive end Dante Fowlers rookie contract. The decision could mean Fowler, the third overall pick in the 2015 draft who had eight sacks last year, will become a free agent in 2019. Executive vice president Tom Coughlin says we do like Dante and we feel that hes on the verge of having a great season. ... We want him to have a great season and earn a new long-term contract with us this year. Had the Jaguars picked up the option, they could have been on the hook for $14.2 million for Fowler in 2019. The contract would have been guaranteed only for injury. It would have been a huge risk to take on a backup to Pro Bowl pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue. Fowler has 12 sacks in three seasons, plus two more in the 2017 postseason. He missed his entire rookie year in 2015 after tearing a knee ligament during his first minicamp. He also has dealt with offfield problems, including hitting a man and throwing his groceries in a lake in 2017. Fowler was arrested in Miami Beach in March 2016 and charged with misdemeanor counts of assault against a police officer and resisting arrest without violence. The charges were later dropped. That arrest came a little more than two weeks after a video surfaced showing Fowler refereeing a violent fight between his girlfriend and an ex-girlfriend. He also has a long list of traffic violations, including several for speeding.JEN CHASTEEN/Special to the ReporterColumbias S.K. Lewis tries to tag out Bartram Trails Megan OBrien at third base during the Region 1-7A quarterfinal matchup on Wednesday. tournament at the end of all this. Some of the losses stung and we finished .500 but did I think we were better than that? Absolutely. Did they think theyd be better than that? Absolutely. But again, we talk about all the little brush strokes. Once the brush strokes are done, theres your big picture and were playing for the big picture. The Hurricanes (1313) broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth when TJ Shay ripped a two-RBI single for a 3-1 lead. But Columbia answered right back to tie it again in the top of the fifth when Tate Worrell reached on an error and scored on Sammy Walkers RBI double before Walker eventually scored on a wild pitch. Mikah Gustavson helped put the Tigers ahead for good in the sixth thanks to one of Gainesvilles four errors. He led off with a single and then courtesy runner Chris Alvarez scored all the way from first base when Cole Frier laid down a sac bunt only for the Hurricanes to sail the throw to first into right field. That wasnt even the first time Gustavson made Gainesville pay as he also scored on an error in the third after the home team took an early lead an inning earlier via Peyton Weinbergs solo homer to left field. We battled back great tonight. We had some clutch hits, Thomas said. Sammy really came up with a huge one. Grayson coming in with the squeeze at the end to give us a little bit of a cushion so we could maybe half breathe at 5-3 instead of 4-3 because we knew Gainesville was going to the top of the lineup and JoJo was up and you never know what hes capable of doing. But Gainesville could never answer thanks to Gustavson, The sophomore picked up the win in relief, retiring the final seven batters he faced after coming in for starter Mikah Krieghauser with the game tied 3-3. Gustavson retired the final seven batters he faced and never allowed the ball to leave the infield. I didnt really feel any pressure, Gustavson said. I pitched against them earlier in the season and I did good. I just had to go in there and throw strikes and I knew our offense would eventually come through. Gustavson picked Krieghauser up out of a jam with two outs in the fifth. After Luke Marquis singled and Weinberg walked, Kriegahuser was pulled in favor of Gustavson, who immediately came in and struck out Asher Akridge to end the threat, Krieghauser finished with six strikeouts and just one earned run on five hits. I was upset when I had to get taken out. I wanted to dog-pile when I was pitching but I felt comfortable when I found out Gus was coming in, Krieghauser said. Hes been great all year for ushe pitched a heck of a game. I was really comfortable with him going out on the mound. St. Augustine will host Gainesville in the regional quarterfinals after defeating Creekside 2-1 in the District 4-7A championship. Columbia hasnt advanced past the regional semifinals in any of the last three seasons, losing to St. Augustine in the quarterfinals last season. We take pride in the fact that Columbia High School wins championships and weve won four in a row but theyve come to an end shortly after that. Lets see how far we can take this thing, Thomas said. This is a loose group and you never know what this group is capable of doing. Were extremely pleased to be where were at.BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbias Mikah Gustavson heads towards home plate to score a run against Gainesville in the third inning of Wednesdays District 3-7A championship. CHAMPS Continued From 1B Emily Sikes both recorded hits in the frame which resulted in three runs for the District 4-7A champs. She had a great game, Andrews said of the junior pitcher. She just had a couple hiccups on (pitch) calling and gave up some big hits. You take those two things away and its our game easily. But it was teamwork, they kept battling and going back and forth. And its shame because I think if we played it again tomorrow we would have this game. Columbia (21-5) looked shaky early on defensively versus the Bartram Trail (252). A passed ball in the first inning allowed Reedy Davenport to score from third. The Lady Bears extended the lead thanks to Parker and Sikes in the fourth. Another fielding error, though, added insult to injury, giving Bartram Trail a 5-0 advantage. Columbia refused to go down without a fight. Story Giebeigs two-run double in the fifth gave the Lady Tigers some life. Bartram Trail didnt let up as Davenports two-run shot in the bottom frame replenished the five-run lead until Gaylard came up to bat in the seventh. They didnt give up, Andrews said. They just battling back and forth, and played hard till the last out. You cant ask anymore from them. Despite the season-ending defeat, the Lady Tigers are hopeful going into the offseason. Columbia is slated to return most of the team next softball season. Everybody will come back healthy and strong, Andrews added. We had to make an adjustment because Lucy (Giebeig) hurt her knee. So we made that adjustment and I think the girls stepped up and did very well. S.K. (Lewis) is going to be a huge loss. The way she brings intensity to the game as well as the leadership she brings. As a whole, though, we have everybody coming back so we just got use that and take this momentum into next season. DONE Continued From 1B