By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comAll the technological innovations of the last half century havent brought investigators any closer to solving the three-yearold missing persons case of Mary Robertson, says a Columbia County Sheriffs Office spokesperson. On May 6, 2015, Robertsons husband reported the 61-year-old woman missing after she vanished without a trace from their home near Southwest Barwick Terrace and Southwest Parker Lane. She suffers from dementia. We would love to find her alive and reunite her with her loved ones, CCSO spokesperson Murray Smith said days before the three-year anniversary of the disappearance. But as time goes by, that fades and then you just want to get closure for the family. Robertsons husband told deputies in 2015 shed wandered away from the home before lunch. Investigators used every tool available, Smith said, including a helicopter equipped with an infrared system designed to find people in densely wooded areas. When it came right down to it, the technology didnt get us any closer, he said. A month after Robertsons disappearance, CCSO brought in specially-trained dogs outfitted with a container apparatus SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $2 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 286 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Obituaries . . . . . . 7A Puzzles . . . . . . . 2-3B Business . . . . . . . 1C Life . . . . . . . . 1D BULLS BILLCCFR walks in support of cancer legislation 7A 88 63Partly cloudy, 2A Lake City Reporter Big upgrades set for Wilson Park SUNDAY Its time to consider consolidation Opinion 4A +PLUS >> Best of the Best ballot inside 1CSee 6BWhat do you think?Let us know in a Letter to the Editor. See 4A. SEE 6A THE FOURTH AT FGCOlin unopposed for judgeWhen qualifying ended Friday, local attorney was only one on the ballot 8A RobertsonHigh-tech thwarted in 3-year search Sophisticated techniques turned up no clues in quest to find Mary Robertson. MISSING continued on 2A Marchers Out in ForcePhotos by COREY ARWOOD/Lake City Reporter By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comSuwannee County is moving forward with a plan to take legal action against yet-to-be-named bad actors over the public costs associated with the opioid crisis, a proposal that was met with some trepidation here. The Suwannee County Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to hire Gainesvillebased law firm Avera & Smith to file a lawsuit that could target drug manufacturers, distributors or any other potentially liable party to recoup funds that were spent fighting the epidemic. This is a nationwide problem and it has impacted our community and will continue to do so, said Suwannee County Administrator Randy Harris. We are confident that we have already spent money on the issue. There was little discussion about who might be party to the lawsuit, Harris said, which became the main point of con-Suwannee commission votes to pursue opioid litigation Will seek to defray costs of epidemic in county. OPIOIDS continued on 2AHundreds hit streets for babiesBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comBorn at 27 weeks, weighing one pound, 13 ounces and measuring 12 inches long, Kendall Olive spent the first three months of her life in a neonatal intensive care unit in Gainesville. Born roughly two months premature, at just under seven months, Kendall suffered from respiratory distress syndrome. Misty and Keith Olive of White Springs were unsure if their daughter would survive. She was given surfactant which helped expand her airway and her lungs, said Olive. March of Dimes actually funded the research for the surfactant so it helped expand her lungs when she was I mean MOD continued on 3AABOVE: Crowds of marchers lined up along Lake DeSoto and set out across downtown Lake City for a plannd 90-minute walk. LEFT: Keith, Kendall and Misty Olive, of White Springs, were the 2018 March for Babies ambassador family. Kendall, 2, was born at 27 weeks, Misty Olive said. A3
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If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to A ssocia te Editor Justin Caudell at firstname.lastname@example.org. See an error? The Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question, or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarications will run in this space. Thanks for reading. designed to give them a better scent from one of the missing womans items. Still nothing. Another set of dogs specifically trained to hunt down cadavers also came up empty. So we went back to the techniques that have been used since the beginning of time, Smith said. We had searchers on horseback, people hand-in-hand combing the woods. Investigators checked the electronic devices of people linked to Robertson, giving them some clues as to where they were when she went missing. But even basic questions, such as whether Robertson hitched a ride with someone, remain unanswered. Its very frustrating for us because weve done everything we can do, Smith said. We brought every resource to bear that we could possibly have brought. Early in the investigation, deputies had multiple people coming forward with what they thought were Robertson sightings. We felt like we had a good starting point for the dogs, for our searchers, Smith said. But those did not pan out. There have been few reported cases in Columbia County of a missing person walking away never to be seen again. This case is so unique, he said. Smith hopes the threeyear anniversary will bring a renewed interest in Robertsons disappearance, resulting in someone coming forward with useful information. Something like that is what breaks a case, he said. Perhaps someone saw her wandering along the road and decided to be a good Samaritan and give her a ride, he said. Someone not familiar with this area, riding down the road it wouldnt be out of the norm to stop and see if she was OK, he said. Robertson has siblings and children, Smith said. Deputies routinely reach out to family members, but they are just as baffled as law enforcement, Smith said. Not knowing is probably the worst thing that can ever happen to a family, he said. Robertson is about 5 feet 4 inches tall, last known to weight roughly 96 pounds. She was described in 2015 as having blue eyes and dirty blond hair spotted with gray. Smith said its possible someone has vital information about the disappearance and doesnt even realize it. Anyone who believes they might know something can contact CCSO at 7529212. MISSINGContinued From 1A5th judge seated in Bayfield caseBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comFor the fourth time, the judge overseeing a mineral-rights lawsuit with implications for county development projects has been reassigned. Judge Darren Jackson becomes the fifth judge to oversee the legal battle between Bayfield Mitigation in its legal battle with PCS Phosphate White Springs over mineral rights to the Bayfields land, according to a reassignment order. The previous judge, Greg Parker, recused himself in April. Before Parker, the case was in the hands of Judge Andrew Decker III, who recused himself in March amid objections mainly stemming from his previous run-in with the director of one of the law firms. Law firm GrayRobinson represents Bayfield in the case, but the director of the firm previously served on the hearing panel of the states Judicial Qualifications Commission, which in 2015 found Judge Decker guilty of failing to disclose conflicts of interest, among eth ics violations. As a result, the Florida Supreme Court sentenced Decker to a six-month suspension from the bench last year. Decker was assigned to the Bayfield case after Judge Mark Feagle recused himself in January and asked that another judge be assigned to the case. The original judge, Wes Douglas, recused himself that same month because he owns land near the mitigation banks property. The lawsuit between Bayfield and PCS is already standing in the way of one major county development project, County Manager Ben Scott said in March. Columbia County officials have raised the possibility of legal action against Bayfield. The County Commission on March 1 approved hiring attorney Eric Olsin of Hopping Green & Sams, who will push the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to recognize $900,000 worth of mitigation credits the county bought from Bayfield. DEP froze the credits last year after PCS Phosphate White Springs claimed mineral rights over Bayfields land. If regulators dont unfreeze the credits, Olsin is prepared to assist the county in litigation against Bayfield, County Attorney Joel Foreman told commissioners during the March 1 meeting. Any development project that affects a wetland requires either the use of mitigation credits, which are based on the ecological value of conservation land continually maintained by a mitigation bank to offset the impact of development, or more expensive on-site mitigation. The county purchased 27.7 mitigation credits from Bayfield in 2011. The credits stay with the mitigation bank until the county is ready to use them. Mineral-rights suit sees fourth substitution. JacksonThe lawsuit between Bayfield and PCS is already standing in the way of one major county development project, County Manager Ben Scott said in March. tention when the plan went before the Columbia County Commission. For the most part, we just briefly commented on the expenses to the local community and local taxpayer, Harris said. When Rod Smith of Avera & Smith pitched the lawsuit to the Columbia County Commission during an April 19 meeting, he emphasized how the opioid crisis resulted in increased spending in areas such as healthcare and law enforcement. Avera & Smith is part of a larger coalition seeking to get local governments across the East Coast on board with similar litigation. But Columbia County commissioners feared the lawsuit would mean targeting local pharmacies and doctors, asking if the they can just target manufacturers and distributors, leaving local phar macists and doctors out of it. But they need to name at least one local bad actor, such as a pill mill doctor, if it wants to take the case before a local judge and jury, which would be advantageous, Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group in West Palm Beach told the board during the meeting here. The local doctor would most likely be someone who has been convicted of an offense investigated by regulatory authorities, Romano said. But the big fish would be the manufacturers and distributors. Columbia County Commissioners expressed concerns that the litigation would indirectly affect local businesses. Several Columbia County pharmacists spoke out against the proposal during the meeting. There was no action item related to the proposal, but Columbia County Attorney Joel Foreman encouraged Murphy to place it on an agenda for a vote in the near future. If it votes to move forward with the lawsuit, the commission will final say in who would be named as a target. During the April Columbia County Commission meeting, Barney Bishop of the Florida Smart Justice Alliance delivered statistics on the opioid epidemic, saying 14 Florida residents die from the drugs each day. OPIOIDSContinued From 1AColumbia County Commissioners expressed concerns that the litigation would indirectly affect local businesses. in life, Olin, 48, said she knew if she were going to try for a seat she had to act quickly. This has been years in the process, she said. A graduate of the University of Floridas Levin College of Law, Olin has lived in Lake City for 22 years and was raised in Palatka. Congressional qualifying also ended at noon on Friday. U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, the District 2 incumbent, will not face a Republican primary challenge. However, two Democrats have filed to run against him in the Nov. 6 general election, Bob Rackleff and Brandon Peters. District 2 covers the southern half of Columbia County. Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown is trying to oust U.S. Rep. Al Lawson in Congressional District 5, which covers the northern half of Columbia County. The News Service of Florida contributed to this report. JUDGEContinued From 8A
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To the Editor: I applaud our county commissioners, under Mr. Tim Murphys leadership, for asking very pointed questions about the proposal from various law firms to represent the county in class action suits to recover costs associated with taxpayer expenses in treating opioid addictions. As reported in the 4/20/18 Reporter, presenters were asked questions, but acceptable answers were not readily provided. In the case of whether pharmacies or pharmacists would be sued, the response from Mr. Eric Romano of the Romano Law Group in West Palm Beach was, Its possible a local pharmacy could be indirectly affected, but hes never heard of such an occurrence. Mr. Rod Smith from the law firm Avera & Smith in Gainesville stated, Were not about the local drug store, he said. I want to make it very clear. The majority of the time this is not the case. Most everyone knows that when a suit is filed it is a shotgun approach. Anyone remotely connected to the alleged incident is most always named in a lawsuit whether they had direct responsibility or not. Those named could be the pharmaceutical manufacturer, pharmaceutical distributor, prescribing provider, pharmacy or pharmacist dispensing the item, even the cashier taking payment for the prescription. Mr. DePratter was correct in saying to the effect you would be naive if you did not think this could adversely affect local businesses in some way. Mr. Phillips asked specifically if there had been an occurrence where opioid overdose treatment payments had become the responsibility of the Columbia County taxpayers? The response from Mr. Barney Bishop of the Florida Smart Justice Alliance was, That will have to be researched if the county chooses to go forward with the lawsuit. You would think that information presented would include accurate data if you were making a case the county indeed had significant taxpayer expense related to opioid abuse management. Mr. Williams was also correct in saying that the focus should be on unethical medical providers and the drug manufacturers/distributors, leaving our local citizens and business totally out of the class action suits. Mr. Carl Allison, owner of Baya Pharmacy, spoke out against the plan, calling it a scheme to make money. I just dont think this has anything to do with helping the opioid problem, Mr. Allison is 100 percent correct. Mr. Bishop agreed, The lawsuit would be about recovering what the taxpayers spent combating the epidemic, not curbing it. Attorney Smith would not even pin down just how much a contingency payment would be. He stated payment would be, between 10 and 25 percent of the settlement or damages. Twenty-five percent of millions is a chunk of change! Taxpayers must further ask, in addition will the county be on the hook for court costs, administrative paperwork fees, investigative fees and various other hidden fees within the legal system? Please remember, large corporations can appeal for years until everyone in the legal process had possibly died and the county could potentially not receive a penny. Our commissioners should reject this offer, as there are still too many unanswered questions to which specific answers have not been received. The underlying agenda is for various law firms to earn large amounts of money using the facade of helping local governments address an opioid abuse problem. In the long run, neither the person addicted nor the tax payers will reap significant benefits from this action. However, if there is an agreement, there should be a specifically named short time duration, with no automatic renewals, and specifically exempt local pharmacies/pharmacists from being named in the class action suits unless it is documented they knowingly violated local, state or federal laws. Richard D. Poole Lake CitySome four years ago Mr. Zan Nguen dropped in to worship at Calvary Baptist Church and became a regular every Sunday and Wednesday. Though looking and sounding different, everybody at Calvary warmly accepted Mr. Zan of South Viet Nam. Harry Lumbert, Pat Wimberly, and Pastor Ivan Clements also noticed something else: Mr. Wang was without question one of the smartest men in the church. Modestly smart. Mr. Zan (always known by one and all as Mr. Zan) and I became friends and we had something in common. We were both back-row Baptists. He sat at one end of the back pew and I sat at the other. Mr. Zan always treated everybody at the church warmly and was treated as a Christian brother in return. Mr. Zan joined in the hymn singing, held hands with us in our prayer circle, and broke bread with us in our fellowship hall. He became one of us. Mr. Zan and I started eating sausage biscuits at Hardees several times a month and he was willing to tell me of his times in Viet Nam. I asked him to write his story down for me and he did. Mr. Zan Nguen September 25, 2015 I born central South Viet Nam Hue 12/20/1953.My family moved to Saigon capital in 1968 Tet offensive. Also 1968 I finished high school with 15 years old. My Mother send me to school when Im 3 years old. 1968-1971 I finished college university with bachelors biology chemistry. Also 1971 I enrolled army. After 9 months training, Im lieutenant 19 years old. 4 years combat I am captain with 22 years old. After war 1975 Im POW (Prisoner of War) North Vietnam. Lock me up 9 years behind bars. My family paid gold bar value 7,000 dollars for free. If I dont have money I die in prison hard labor. Go free, go uphill, go downhill every day 45 miles. No food. Very hungry. People die every day thousands and thousands. For many years a hard life. A hard life. Then one day Mr. Zan was absent from church and never returned. We dont know why for sure. Let this be said: Mr. Zan, the finest of men, was good for Calvary Baptist Church and we hope we were good for him.WORDS ON MONUMENTSWe have many fine words and some great history on monuments and plaques all over our county. They are inside and outside of churches, government buildings, cemeteries, often many miles apart. I want to put their words all together in one place in a book so we can all read and learn from them. Please photo the ones you know about and email them to me at email@example.com and I will take it from there. Include location of plaques and date of photo.OPEN 24/7Bumper sticker: Tell God your problems. He has to be up all night anyhow! 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, May 6, 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 OPINIONIts time to consider consolidationThe elephant in the room became apparent about 5 minutes from the end of a two-hour economic summit at Florida Gateway College on Monday. Hotelier Nick Patel, noting the challenges to growth that lie ahead, questioned whether we need the continued expense of both a city and county fire department as well as other duplicate agencies. Even before Patel spoke, it was obvious that in order to accomplish the goals laid out at the meet ing (and at previous meetings like it over the last 20 years), there was one good answer staring us all in the face: Consolidation. Combine city and county government into one and reap the benefits of reduced duplication of effort in the form of greater efficiency and a stream lined approach to growth without constant bureaucratic turf wars. The theme of the evening on Monday was utilities. W ithout water and sewer, attracting new business to outlying parts of the county is difficult. Problem is, the City of Lake City holds all the cards and doesnt always play them wisely if at all. County Commissioner Bucky Nash offered a solu tion Monday night: a joint city/county committee to oversee and approve utilities projects. Thats a great idea, but the city council, as cur rently configured, will never let it happen. As noted, Mondays summit was the same meeting thats been held time and again over the years in an ef fort to solve the economic development puzzle. So far, weve seen little progress. The tremendous expansion of restaurants and retail operations along U.S. 90 West has certainly added to the tax base, but does nothing for the employment picture. We need career-track jobs people can raise a fam ily on, yet are no nearer that goal now than we were 20 years ago. Whats needed is a unified front without all the infighting. Consolidation rings tr ue on many levels. Most folks here believe in small government. Why, then, do we persist with two separate, over lapping, conflicting governmental bodies that spend mor e time fighting each other than battling our com mon enemy: economic stagnation. Consolidation would also better show us for what we ar e: a vibrant, bustling community of nearly 70,000. Business suitors look at us on the map and see a sleepy town of 12,000 that has grown little over the years. A unified Lake City/Columbia County would dash that false image for good. There are many other compelling reasons to con sider consolidation. We will be examining them at length in the coming months. Look for reports on a regular basis. This issue is critical to the future of our communi ty, as we see it. Dont look for it to go away anytime soon. LETTERS TO THE EDITORCalvary Baptist and Mr. Zan Many questions remain on opioid proposal Morris WilliamsMorris Williams is a local historian and longtime retired educator.
S UNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A COMMUNITY CALENDARTodayBingo games Bingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. For more, call 386752-7776.TuesdayVolunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need vol unteers for all positions. Those interested in par ticipating in the program may pick up an application at the Lake City Medical Center Gift Shop or the H2U office. For more, call 386-719-7713.Club registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is accepting registration for the fall session. All children ages 6-14 are eligible to attend. There are bus pickups from all elementary and middle schools. Fees for the session are $200. For more, call 386-752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way in Lake City.Seed Lending Library The Columbia Seed Lending Library is available at the main library branch in downtown Lake City on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The CSLL meets at the Fort White Branch from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, and volunteers will also be on hand on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West branch library, 435 NW Hall of Fame Drive (off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75). WednesdayVolunteers neededCommunity Hospice and Palliative Care recently opened a new office at 163 SW Stonegate Terrace, Suite 105, Lake City. We are looking for volunteers to serve in several different capacities including: relief visits for our patients families, pet therapy, veteran pinning and clerical help. V isit our web site, Volunteer. CommunityHospice.com to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Terrific TwosTerrific Twos, a library program for toddlers, is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at First Christian Church (403 W. Duval St., Lake City) at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Newcomers group meets on Mondays at 5 p.m.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-7551770.Duplicate Bridge ClubLake City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Country Club at Lake City. All bridge enthusiasts are welcome. For more, call Dottie Rogers at 386-758-8606.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-755-1770.Haven seeks helpHaven is always seeking compassionate volunteers looking to give back and make a positive impact on their communities. There are many ways in which skills and a smile can make a difference by volunteering. Explore all of the possibilities at www.beyourhaven.org or by calling 386752-9191 to speak with the volunteer coordinator.Free soil testing Free soil pH tests are available every Wednesday morning at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Suite 170, in Lake City. Residents may bring a sample to the office during regular business hours. For more, call 752-5384. Catholics Come HomeA Catholics Come Home and Adult Catholic Education Inquiry Program will be presented at San Juan Catholic Mission each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-8:15 p.m.ThursdayGeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.Bingo at American LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more information, call 7527776.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for fami lies with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386758-2101.FridaySpring book saleThe Columbia County Public Library West Branch (435 NW Hall of Fame Drive, off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75) is holding a spring book sale through April 30. Fill a bag with books for $3. For more information, call 386-7581321 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). $7 admission. 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 information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.SaturdayFarmers market The Lake DeSoto Farmers Market is open every Saturday in the parking lot at Marion Avenue and Duval Street, across from the Courthouse Annex. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 386-719-5766 or visit market.lcfla.com.Potluck dinnerA potluck dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. occurs each Saturday at either Lake Butler Elementary School or Lake Butler Social Club. Dress code is casual dressy and special occasion. Admission is $10 for club members or $12 for guests. For more, call 813679-5390.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 service 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 14FTA to meet Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will hold its Monday, May 14, 2018 meeting at the Suwannee River Water Management District Office 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, corner of US 90 and CR 49, 2 miles east of Live Oak, from 7-9 PM. Join members for dinner before the meeting at the Brown Lantern at 5:30 PM. Our program includes a presentation featuring Tom Mirti, Director of Water Resources Management with the Suwannee River Water Management District. He is a Dendrochronologist who uses tree rings to answer questions about the natural world and the place of humans in its functioning. Bring a friend! For more details, contact: Chapter Chair, Norm McDonald, 386-776-1920 or 386-362-3256.May 16Summer camp signup set to start Girls Club Summer Camp and Boys Club @ Teen Town Summer Camp will be holding their General Public registration beginning May 16 at 8 a.m. at the Girls Club Facility. We will take registration until our summer camp is full. Spots are limited and on a first come first served basis. The cost for the 9 week summer camp is $275.00. Boys and Girls must be 6 years of age and completed the first grade through 12 years of age to attend. If you have any questions please contact T ara Krieghauser at 386-7195840 for information on the Girls Club Program or Heyward Christie at 386754-3607 for information on the Boys Club at Teen Town Program. COURTESYPerfect attendence for MarchFort White Elementary School second grade Students With Perfect Attendance for March, shown in no partic ular order: Jennifer Artica-Chavez, Cody Bales, Isabella Crawford, Sophia Crawford, Quinton Dryden, Austin Dube, Crystal Evans, Khloe Harris, DesRee James, Arrelious Jones, Ariel Legree, Deontay Lewis, Sydney Mills, Adisynne OQuinn, and Tyler Reeder. NOTICE OF MEETING COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE CITY OF LAKE CITY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee for the City of Lake City, Florida, will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May Hall at 205 North Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend.Pursuant to 286.0105, Florida Statutes, the City hereby advises the public if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid/services for the meeting City Clerk NOTICE OF SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKE CITY, FLORIDA, ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018, AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CITY HALL AT 205 NORTH MARION AVENUE, LAKE CITY, FLORIDA. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO FINALIZE THE SHORT LIST OF CITY MANAGER APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED. AUDREY E. SIKES, MMC City ClerkMarilee MyersMrs. Marilee Myers, 75, of Lake City, passed away early Thursday morning, May 3, 2018 at the Shands University of Florida Hospital in Gainesville after a extended illness. She was born in Sheridan, Wyoming on June 22, 1942 to the late Richard Dick Bentzen and Gail Bentzen. She has made Lake City her home since 1988, moving here from Wyoming. She was an Elementary School Teacher; and in her spare time, enjoyed gardening, listening to the Christian BBN radio station and was very devoted stay at home mother. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Myers in 2016. She is survived by her sons; Curtis Myers (Amy) of Lake City and William Myers (Jessica) of Lake City; daughters; Gail Boehmer of Perry and Sarah Garcia (Izzy) of Lake City. Fifteen grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren also survive. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Myers will be conducted on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 2 P.M. in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery; interment will follow. 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 advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293.OBITUARY
6A S UNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER PHOTOS BY TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterThe Fourth is with FGC grads 196 degrees given out in Star Wars based event By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comGraduating from Florida Gateway College on May 4 turned out to be Star Warsstyle adventure for more than 300 students Friday, complete with quotes from Yoda and challenges about the trilogies in peoples life. Florida Gateway College held a pair of spring commencement exercises Friday with 196 graduates walking across the stage in the morning commencement ceremony and 115 in the afternoon service. The Howard Conference Center was filled for both ceremonies. Florida Gateway College was an amazing college and I was blessed to be able to go here, said Tayannah Engle following the ceremony. It was just a great place to learn. Engle, who was homeschooled, was part of the schools dual-enrollment program and was thankful her mother was able to attend her graduation. Im super proud of Tayannah, Monya Engle, Tayannahs mother said. She overcame bullying several years ago and to see her graduate is just awesome. Debra Parker graduated with her cousin and said the two shared a special bond by attending college and graduating together. It was fun attending college with them, she said. You had somebody else to help you keep your grades up and it was cool having a family member out here with me. Buie Summerlin was with a group of friends taking photos immediately following the ceremony. Im so excited to start the next journey in my life, she said, noting she received her Associates of Arts Degree. I plan to go to the University of Florida pursue a bachelors degree in nursing. Her friend Emily Harrington said she enjoyed the commencement exercise. I thought it was so original with the Star Wars theme and Im just ready to go onto the next part of my life, she said. This means a lot. FGC is like a community and a big family and I know so many people out here that it just felt really nice to walk on the stage in front of everybody. During the graduation ceremony, students received bachelors and well as associates diplomas. Some students were still in high school, while other students were grandparents. Lawrence Barrett, FGC president, was happy the Class of Spring 2018 had such a diverse makeup. As usual, this is the best time of the year next to Christmas for me, he said as he walked and talked to graduates in Pine Square after the ceremony. Its exciting to see those wonderful faces and the diverse group of students we had. Barrett said 41 17-year-old students graduated and the oldest graduate was 64. For some, its the first time anyone in their family has graduated college, Barrett said. Its just wonderful to see all these students faces, opportunities and their hope for the future. Just like Star Wars, these students have an unknown destiny. The commencement ended with the students and faculty walking out of the gym to the Star Wars theme, in keeping with the spirit its famous May the Force be with you phrase, with their names appearing on a monitor.TOP: FGC associate diploma candidates are all smiles as they enter Howard Conference Center Friday after noon. MIDDLE, LEFT: Sharon Best, the mace-bearer, smiles as she prepares to lead the faculty and students to commencement exercises. MIDDLE, RIGHT: Larita McCallum, a wife and mother of five children, gets her diploma. ABOVE, AT LEFT: Lawrence Barrett, Florida Gateway College president, talks to the Spring Class of 2018. ABOVE: The audience stands as the graduation candidates head to their seats. AT LEFT: Several graduation candidates wore decorated caps to the ceremony.
S UNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 7A 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. Lewis Murray Tire & Road Service3827 N. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32055 (Exit 303)Tel. (352) 745-1234 Fax (386) email@example.com www.lewismurraytiresllc.com 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. 386-266-3188 (Staci)1-800-637-0719 Local Promo Code: *1 1 5 7 4 6***Fixed income and budget friendly** *NO HIDDEN FEES* USE PROMO CODE 115746 Packages as low as $35/month $7 down for most! 155+ channels and FREE premium channels for 3 months Website: www.directentertainment.net Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT YOUR LOCAL DIRECTV SPECIALIST! Construction/Debris Containers Available755-706015 yd. 20 yd. 30 yd. 40 yd. Delivered to your job site today. COURTESYTOP: Tom Bull Hill, back row, center, wearing scarf and white Panama hat, was honored on Tuesday, May 1 by area firefighters has he marched through Columbia County to pro mote awareness about pending state legislation. RIGHT: Shown are packs of helmet shields from firefighters who have died of cancer nationwide. More than 700 firefighters were rep resented on a total of five packs.Bulls bill finds friends among CCFR with cancer concernsBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comLast week, local firefighters walked 17 miles across Columbia County to show their support of a retired firefighter, who was, and is, on his way from the Keys to Tallahassee. Retired firefighter Tom Bull Hill had 35,000 signatures by the time he left Columbia County last Tuesday, Columbia County Fire and Rescue Inspector/ Division Chief Josh Wehinger said. The plan was to raise awareness, as well as 50,000 signatures, and to promote state legislation to cover the high incidence of the jobs cancer related deaths. After Hill left, Wehinger said it started the conversation at home among CCFR personnel. Personally its not something that I really think about, said Wehinger. Youre called to do a job, not with things in our mind. Were just doing what we were called to do. With statistics showing that one in three firefighters die from job related cancers, Wehinger said a conversation was kindled. He said CCFR absolutely 100 percent supports Bulls efforts. If you do contract cancer you want your loved ones to be taken care of and at this point thats something that doesnt happen, he said. When somebody points this out to you it does spur conversation. Is our family going to be taken care if something like this happens to us? Despite improvements to self-contained breathing apparatus equipment, the toxic chemicals from active fires and even those extinguished still have a negative impact on firefighters in their presence. At this point Wehinger said no official bill has been drafted. Its a good cause and hes trying to raise awareness to get a bill passed, he said. The website with Bulls petition found at BIT.LY/ BULLSMARCH and on Saturday it had reached nearly 90 percent of its goal. Wehinger said along their trek up U.S. Highway 27 to Suwannee County they were greeted by numerous supporters and newfound sympathizers to the cause. We started at High Springs county line about 9:30 a.m. and ended in Suwannee County about 5:30 p.m., he said. Bull is scheduled to arrive in Tallahassee on May 10.Region welcomes, supports firefighter on trek
By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City attorney will take a Third Circuit judge seat in January, and she promises fairness and impartiality after no one qualified to oppose her by the noon Friday deadline. Melissa Olin said she was inspired through her campaign experience. This has been one of the most self rewarding humbling experiences of my entire life, said Olin. You meet so many great people when youre out running around your circuit. Olins private law prac tice is located in downtown Lake City. Andrew J. Decker III, who currently holds the seat, dropped out of the race in January and will not seek re-election. On Saturday, Olin said she didnt want to say too much until she was sworn in at the start of 2019. As of Saturday afternoon, a full day after the deadline, no one had entered the race against her, a state Division of Elections website showed. Until its certified, we cant presume anything, Olin said. But with the deadline past for qualifying entries, and the certification of ballots slated for this week, the seat is as good as hers. Its a little surreal at this point, she said. Its a plan she said she put in motion over four years ago, and a goal she said shes had since she was a child. When I was little I always wanted to be a judge, she said. Ive always wanted to pursue [law] I just didnt have the opportunities until I made them myself. From 2010 to 2014, Olin was an assistant state attorney and from there she opened her own office with the thought in mind to seek a seat on the bench. She said when she took her job as a prosecutor she was urged by other attorneys to pursue a judgeship. 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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, May 6, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and moreOcasio shuts out Tigers, Gators clinch seriesCOLUMBIA, Mo. The fourth-ranked Florida softball team clinched its seventh Southeastern Conference series with a 5-0 shutout vic tory over Missouri Saturday afternoon. Aleshia Ocasio (17-6) hurled her sixth shutout of the season and struck out 10 Tigers (28-26, 6-16 SEC) in the complete-game effort from the circle. A pair of solo home runs in the sixth and seventh innings pushed the Florida (46-8, 19-4 SEC) lead out to 4-0. Jordan Roberts belted her fourth home run of the year in the sixth while Amanda Lorenz crushed her eighth home run of the year in the top of the seventh. The Gators claimed their fourth straight Southeastern Conference regular-season championship after they defeated Missouri 4-1 on Friday. Its the eighth overall regular-season league title for the program. Lake City native Kayli Kvistad had two RBI in Fridays victoryUF baseball clinches series at Texas A&MCOLLEGE STATION, Tex. No. 1 Florida clinched the series at No. 18 Texas A&M with a 6-1 win on Saturday afternoon in College Station. Gators starter Jackson Kowar retired the first 14 batters he faced on Saturday and finished with just one hit allowed through six innings with eight strikeouts. Once again the sixth inning provided the separation. After a four-run sixth on Friday night blew the game open, the Gators scored three in the sixth inning on Saturday to extend the lead to 4-0. On the season, UF has scored 60 runs in the sixth inning the most in any inning this season. Brady Singer recorded the first complete-game shutout of his career on Friday night to lead Florida to a 9-0 win in the series opener.Hanson tosses no-hitter in 5-0 win over NC StateRALEIGH, N.C. Redshirt senior Kylee Hanson continued her impressive season for the Garnet and Gold, tossing a complete-game no-hitter on Saturday for No. 11 Florida State (43-10, 20-3 ACC) as the Seminoles won the season series over NC State (23-30, 5-17 ACC) with a 5-0 victory at Dail Stadium. Hanson scattered three walks and recorded seven strikeouts in the win to improve to 25-4 on the season. The best chance the Wolfpack had to get in the hit column came in the bottom of the fourth inning when FSU centerfielder Morgan Klaevemann ranged over 100 feet to make a catch on the run in left center to rob an extra-base hit from Lily Bishop. It marks the fifth year in a row that the Seminoles have won 20 conference games in a season and Florida State is the only school in league history to win 20 ACC games in a single year, holding the ACC record of 24 wins in 2014 and 2017. The Seminoles also won Fridays matchup 9-1 in five innings.COLLEGE ROUNDUPTRACK & FIELD: CLASS 3A STATE MEETBy JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comJACKSONVILLE Asherah Collins entered the Class 3A state meet seeded fourth in the high jump. She had her sights set on a medal. On Saturday, she brought one home. Collins placed fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 11.20 meters. Northwesterns Dascha Robinson took gold with a jump of 12.19 meters, way ahead of second-place finisher and teammate Jada Holton (11.40). Collins, a junior, was just 0.05 meters back of fourth place. Asherah is a very strong, all-around athlete, Columbia coach Audre Ruise said. She was able to do everything shes capable of doing. She really represented well today. She was one of the younger atheltes today and she really did well. She was very strong all the way through to the finals. While Collins was expected to medal, teammate Yassin Raffey exceeded expectations. Raffey was seeded 11th in the 3200-meter entering the meet but finished eighth instead, which was also good enough to make the medal stand on Friday. A medal didnt look like it was in the cards early on in the race as Raffey hung around 10th place. But a late push by the senior catapulted him past Belen Jesuit Preps Adam Magoulas and Logan Horning from New Smyrna Beach. Raffey finished with a time of 9:40.86, just 0.10 seconds ahead of Horning and only 0.06 in front of Magoulas. It was literally a photo finish for the final spot on the medal stand. He of course wanted to do better than eighth but he really made up a lot of time Columbia duo medals at stateCOURTESYColumbias Asherah Collins (left) is pictured on the medal stand after placing fifth in the high jump at the Class 3A state meet on Saturday.Collins places 5th in triple jump, Raffey finishes 8th in 3200.HORSE RACING: KENTUCKY DERBYBy BETH HARRISAssociated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. If you want to bust a racing curse, call Bob Baffert. The white-haired trainer smashed a jinx that stood for 136 years when Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 lengths on Saturday. Not since Apollo in 1882 had a colt won the roses without racing as a 2-year-old. Now, Baffert is in position to make another run at the Triple Crown. Three years ago, he trained American Pharoah to the sports first sweep of the Derby, Preakness and Belmont in 37 years. The chestnut colt that began his career in February improved to 4-0 winning his races by a combined 21 lengths and gave Baffert his fifth Derby victory. It snapped a tie and left the 65-year-old trainer trailing only Ben Jones with six. Mike Smith earned his second Derby victory, becoming at 52 the second-oldest PREP BASEBALL: COLUMBIAJORDAN KROEGER/Lake City ReporterPictured is a chalk drawing outside of Columbias baseball field for the Tigers Senior Night on Apr. 26. Five of Columbias six seniors have been a part of the program for its four straight district titles. Micah Krieghauser (1), Clayton Steinruck (4), Jacob Garnier (7), Cole Frier (12) and Caleb Strickland (15) were all freshmen on the 2015 JV team that filled in for the suspended varsity for two games. They won both contests, defeating Middleburg and Hamilton County. By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comColumbia fans marveled at his strength and footwork a rocket running back in the teams signature Wing-T offense who could run past you, or through you if necessary. Quinton Callum devoured defenses, especially his senior year. Backed by a tenacious defense and talented Callum-led offense, Columbia went undefeated during the regular season and made it to the Class 6A state championship. The Tigers havent reached the big game since that memorable 1997 season when Callum posted 25 touchdowns and cemented himself as one of the states best backs. Twenty-one years later, his son, Kylen, is poised for the same opportunity. Like his dad, hes small in stature but also like dad, he plays with the power of a rhino. Kylen Callum enters spring practice with the keys to the backfield. The rising junior says hes looking forward to his first year as the starting running back, never an easy role to fill with the storied history of great running ERIC JACKSON/Lake City Reporter Callum is the next man up in the Tigers backfield Columbias junior RB has taken over the top spot in the teams backfield.Bard Gymnasts excel at state competition, 4B. DISTRICT DYNASTYPREP FOOTBALL: COLUMBIACOURTESY OF UF ATHLETICSFlorida pitcher Aleshia Ocasio pitched her sixth shutout of the season against Missouri on Saturday. By JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comTheres a dynasty on the diamond at Columbia, and five of its six seniors have had a hand in it from the very beginning. Even if they werent necessarily wanted at the start. The Tigers defeated Gainesville for their fourth straight district title on Wednesday, and although those five seniors have only played varsity for two seasons, they helped propel the program on this run when they were just freshmen on the JV team. Thats because on Mar. 10, 2015, Columbias entire varsity team was involved in an altercation with Suwannee that led to the suspension of every member on the roster for two games. With a pivotal district game up next on the schedule, it was up to the JV team to help improve the Tigers seeding for the upcoming tournament. Clayton Steinruck, Micah Krieghauser, Jacob Garnier, Cole Frier and Caleb Strickland were all on that team as freshman. I remember before the game the varsity team talking to me in the commons and they said, You have absolutely no chance. Your only chance is if they bring their JV, Steinruck said. Middleburg brought its varsity squad but it didnt matter. The young Tigers edged the Broncos 5-4 that day, helping propel the varsity team to the No. 2 FILEClayton Steinruck draws a walk against Middleburg on Mar. 13, 2015 when he was on the JV team. Five Columbia seniors have been a part of four straight district titles. Columbia running back Kylen Callum escapes a tackle during Thursdays practice. Callum is replac ing Teon Dollard, who graduates this spring.CALLUM continued on 4BJustify wins sloppy DerbyBaffert takes home fifth title as trainer.JUSTIFY continued on 3B Baffert DYNASTY continued on 4B CHS continued on 4B B2
2B S UNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER SCOREBOARD TV LISTINGSToday AUTO RACING 1 p.m. FS2 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series, Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, at Lexington, Ohio 2 p.m. FS1 NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, AAA 400 Drive for Autism, at Dover, Del. BEACH VOLLEYBALL 11:30 p.m. NBCSN AVP Tour, FIVB Huntington Beach Open, at Huntington Beach, Calif. (same-day tape) BOWLING Noon ESPN PBA Tour, League semifinals, at Portland, Maine (taped) COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 Florida at Texas A&M COLLEGE SOFTBALL 4 p.m. ESPN2 Arkansas at LSU COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament, second semifinal, at Gulf Shores, Ala. 2 p.m. ESPN NCAA Beach Volleyball Tournament, championship, at Gulf Shores, Ala. DRAG RACING 11:30 a.m. FS1 NHRA, Southern Nationals, qualifying, at Commerce, Ga. (taped) 6 p.m. FS1 NHRA, Southern Nationals, finals, at Commerce, Ga. (same-day tape) GOLF 7:30 a.m. GOLF European PGA Tour, GolfSixes, Day 2, at St. Albans, England 1 p.m. GOLFPGA Tour, Wells Fargo Championship, final round, at Charlotte, N.C. 3 p.m. CBS PGA Tour, Wells Fargo Championship, final round, at Charlotte, N.C. GOLF Champions Tour, Insperity Invitational, final round, at The Woodlands, Texas 5:30 p.m. GOLF LPGA Tour, Volunteers of America Texas Classic, final round, at The Colony, Texas MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Cleveland at NY. Yankees OR Toronto at Tampa Bay 4 p.m. ESPN L.A. Dodgers vs. San Diego, at Monterrey, Mexico 8 p.m. ESPN Chicago Cubs at St. Louis NBA BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ABC NBA playoffs, Western Conference semifinal, Game 4, Golden State at New Orleans 8 p.m. TNT NBA playoffs, Western Conference semifinal, Game 4, Houston at Utah NHL HOCKEY 3 p.m. NBC NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference, semifinal, Game 5, Boston at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. NBCSN NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, semifinal, Game 6, Vegas at San Jose SOCCER 8:30 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Manchester City vs. Huddersfield Town 11:30 a.m. CNBC Premier League, Arsenal vs. Burnley NBCSN Premier League, Chelsea vs. Liverpool Monday, May 7 COLLEGE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 Florida St. at Clemson MLB BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN Minnesota at St. Louis 11 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Washington at San Diego OR Houston at Oakland NBA BASKETBALL 6 p.m. TNT NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, semifinal, Game 4, Boston at Philadelphia 8:30 p.m. TNT NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference, semifinal, Game 4, Toronto at Cleveland NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference, semifinal, Game 6, Washington at Pittsburgh 9:30 p.m. NBCSN NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference, semifinal, Game 6, Nashville at WinnipegDay seizes control at Quail Hollow on Day 3CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jason Day made five birdies over his last 10 holes for a 4-under 67, giving him a two-shot lead in the Wells Fargo Championship as he goes for his second PGA Tour victory this year. Day finished with a daring play on the 18th. With his bare feet in the stream and the ball on the bank well above his feet, he hit a full wedge to the back of the green for a two-putt par. He was at 10-under 203. Nick Watney overcame a double bogey on the par-5 10th hole with four birdies over his last six holes for a 66. He will be in the final group for the first time in nearly four years as he tries to win for the first time since a back injury two years ago. Peter Uihlein finished the front nine with five straight birdies and started the back nine with an eagle. He shot 62, one off Rory McIlroys course record, and wound up three shots out of the lead and in the penultimate group. Phil Mickelson shot a 64, his best score of the year. He starts Sunday four shots out of the lead. McIlroy three-putt ed the last hole and still shot 66. Tiger Woods finished with a 68. He was nine shots behind.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Boston 23 9 .719 New York 23 10 .697 Toronto 18 16 .529 6 T ampa Bay 15 16 .484 7 Baltimore 8 24 .250 15 C entral Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 17 16 .515 Detroit 14 18 .438 2 Minnesota 12 17 .414 3 K ansas City 10 23 .303 7 Chicago 9 22 .290 7 W est Division W L Pct GB L os Angeles 20 12 .625 Houston 21 13 .618 Seattle 18 13 .581 1 Oakland 16 16 .500 4 Texas 13 21 .382 8 F ridays Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Cleveland 6 Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 2 Boston 5, Texas 1 Minnesota 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Kansas City 4, Detroit 2 Houston 8, Arizona 0 Oakland 6, Baltimore 4 L.A. Angels 5, Seattle 0 Washington 7, Philadelphia 3 Cincinnati 4, Miami 1 Colorado 8, N.Y. Mets 7 San Francisco 9, Atlanta 4 Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 4 St. Louis 3, Chicago Cubs 2 L.A. Dodgers 4, San Diego 0 Saturdays Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Cleveland 2 St. Louis 8, Chicago Cubs 6, 10 innings Philadelphia 3, Washington 1 Detroit 3, Kansas City 2 Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 3 Minnesota 8, Chicago White Sox 4 San Francisco 11, Atlanta 2 Colorado 2, N.Y. Mets 0 Miami 6, Cincinnati 0 Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 3 San Diego 7, L.A. Dodgers 4 Boston at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. Baltimore at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.Rays beat Blue Jays get within 1 game of .500ST. PETERSBURG (AP) Denard Span drove in his team-leading 24th run to help the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Saturday night. Jake Faria (3-1) allowed a run and three hits in 5 1/3 innings as the Rays got their 11th victory in 14 games to improve to 15-16. Alex Colome, the fourth Tampa Bay reliever, got five outs for his sixth save. The Rays chased Aaron Sanchez (2-3) in the fourth, taking a 4-1 lead on Spans single and a sacrifice fly by Matt Duffy. Spans 24 RBIs have come in 90 at-bats. Teoscar Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. each homered for the Blue Jays, who have lost eight of 12. Sanchez, who entered 1-0 with an 0.86 ERA in three starts at Tropicana Field, gave up four runs, five hits, four walks and had three strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Wilson Ramos extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI single in the third that put Tampa Bay up 2-0.NBA PLAYOFFSConference semifinals Fridays Games Game 3: New Orleans 119, Golden State 100 Warriors lead series 2-1 Game 3: Houston 113, Utah 92 Rockets lead series 2-1 Saturdays Games Game 3: Boston 101, Philadelphia 98, OT Celtics lead series 3-0 Game 3: Toronto at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m. Cavaliers lead series 2-0 Todays Games Game 4: Golden State at New Orleans, 3:30 p.m. Game 4: Houston at Utah, 8 p.m. Mondays Games Game 4: Boston at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Game 4: Toronto at Cleveland, 8:30 p.m.Spurs Hammon plans to interview with BucksMILWAUKEE (AP) San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon plans to interview for the Milwaukee Bucks coaching job, a person familiar with the search told The Associated Press. The person requested anonymity because the team does not comment on potential candidates. A woman has never been a head coach in the NBA. Hammon is the first full-time female assistant in the league. ESPN.com first reported the planned interview. Hammon just finished her fourth season as an assistant with the Spurs. She served as coach of the Spurs Las Vegas Summer League entry in 2015 and 2016. NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 19 13 .594 Philadelphia 18 14 .563 1 New York 17 14 .548 1 Washington 17 17 .500 3 Miami 12 20 .375 7 C entral Division W L Pct GB S t. Louis 19 12 .613 Milwaukee 20 14 .588 Chicago 16 14 .533 2 Pittsburgh 18 16 .529 2 Cincinnati 8 25 .242 12 W est Division W L Pct GB Arizona 21 11 .656 Colorado 19 15 .559 3 S an Francisco 18 15 .545 3 L os Angeles 15 18 .455 6 S an Diego 12 22 .353 10 T odays Games Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 1:35 p.m. San Francisco at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 2:15 p.m. Boston at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Baltimore at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. San Diego, 4:10 p.m. Miami at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 8:05 p.m. Mondays Games San Francisco at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Miami at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 8:10 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Washington at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.Castro drives in 3, Marlins beat Reds to even seriesCINCINNATI (AP) Starlin Castro drove in three runs with a homer and a double, backing another strong performance by Caleb Smith, and the Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-0 on Saturday night. The Marlins will try to win their fourth straight series on Sunday. Miami got Smith (2-3) from the Yankees in the offseason as part of a deal for right-hander Michael King. The lefthander has been stingy in his last three starts, allowing only two runs and seven hits in 18 2/3 innings with 26 strikeouts. Against the Reds, he gave up three hits and fanned seven in 5 2/3 innings, escaping threats created by a couple of Marlins errors. Three relievers completed a four-hitter. Miamis struggling offense got the early lead with a pair of homers off rookie Tyler Mahle (2-4). Martin Prado doubled in the first and Castro followed with his 100th career homer. Justin Bour added a solo shot in the sixth inning, his team-leading sixth homer. Castros RBI double started a threerun rally in the eighth. Brian Anderson singled home two more. Miamis J.T. Realmuto went 0 for 3 and was hit by a pitch, ending a 12-game hitting streak that was the longest active in the NL.NHL PLAYOFFSConference semifinals Fridays Games Game 4: Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3, OT Lightning lead series 3-1 Game 5: Vegas 5, San Jose 3 Golden Knights elad series 3-2 Saturdays Games Game 5: Washington 6, Pittsburgh 3 Capitals lead series 3-2 Game 5: Winnipeg at Nashville, 9:30 p.m. Series is tied 2-2 Todays Games Game 5: Boston at Tampa Bay, 3 p.m. Game 6: Vegas at San Jose, 7:30 p.m. Mondays Games Game 6: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Game 6: Nashville at Winnipeg, 9:30 p.m.NHL warns Marchand to stop licking opponents(AP) The NHL has told Brad Marchand to stop licking opponents or the Boston Bruins forward will face punishment. Senior vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell spoke to Marchand and Bruins general manager Don Sweeney on Saturday about Marchands actions against Tampa Bay a night earlier. Marchand licked Lightning forward Ryan Callahan on the face during Game 4 of their second-round series after appearing to do the same to Torontos Leo Komarov earlier in the playoffs. The league says Marchand has been put on notice that his actions are unac ceptable. He could be fined or suspended by the NHL if he continues to lick players. COURTESYCHS tennis teams hand out hardwareColumbias boys and girls tennis teams recently held their end of the year banquet. Awards were handed out to Cole Wehrli (MVP), Hanna Wheeler (MVP), McKenna Thomas (Tiger Award), Brien Boudreau (Coachs Award), Ally Mitchell (Most Improved) and Tanner Thomas (Tiger Award). PREP TENNIS: COLUMBIA CELTICS 101, 76ERS 98, OTCAPITALS 6, PENGUINS 3 Celtics take 3-0 series lead with OT win over 76ersBy DAN GELSTONAssociated PressPHILADELPHIA Al Horford scored the go-ahead basket for Boston late in overtime in a wild Game 3 where the Philadelphia 76ers gave away the basketball and the confetti, leading the Celtics to a 101-98 win on Saturday night. The Celtics go for the sweep on Monday. The ending to regulation was about as wild as it gets for both teams. JJ Redick threw away the basketball on an errant pass to no one that was scooped by Terry Rozier who threw to Jaylen Brown for the basket and an 89-87 lead. Seconds later, Marco Belinelli stunned everyone with a falling 22-footer in front of the 76ers bench as time expired that sent the game into overtime and confetti mistakenly blasted from the cannon. There was about a seven-minute delay while team employees scrambled to clean up the mess on the court. Some players even scooped up confetti as everyone waited for the start of overtime. Belinelli opened OT with a 23-footer and Redick followed with a 3 that appeared to take him off the hook. But the Celtics wouldnt let them pull away and Horford escaped for a layup with 5.5 seconds that gave Boston a 99-98 lead. Ben Simmons then threw the ball away after a timeout and Horford sealed the win with two free throws. Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Rozier had 18. Joel Embiid had 22 points and 19 rebounds for the Sixers, Redick scored 18 and Simmons 16. Redick and Dario Saric each hit 3s during the 13-0 run that helped the Sixers take a 51-48 lead into halftime.Caps win to put Pens on brinkBy STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressWASHINGTON Jakub Vrana scored the go-ahead goal with 4:38 remaining, Braden Holtby made 35 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 in Game 5 Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round series and put the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup champions on the brink of elimination. Vrana made coach Barry Trotz look like a genius for moving him to the top line alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, replacing Devante Smith-Pelly in the second period. Vrana sprung Kuznetsov for a breakaway on Washingtons tying goal 52 seconds into the third and finished off Ovechkins pass for the game-winner. The Capitals are one victory from advancing to the Eastern Conference final for the first time in the Ovechkin era and overall since 1998.
S UNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER 3B OUTDOORSOn target at Pinemount ElementaryBy MONTY STEPHENSSpecial to the ReporterOur program is just three years old and our kids are competing and winning at the state level, Richard Decker said. Tracey Brinkley, Tim Grinstead and Decker are the driving forces behind the Pinemount Elementary School Archery Team. The team consists of 18 kids ranging in age from seven years old to 11. Brinkley added, In our first year of state competition, we took home the second and third place trophies. Decker chimed in, Now, in the state of Florida for the Elementary School Division, we have the No. 1 girl archer (Jordan Smith), the No. 2 girl archer (Olivia Grinstead), and the No. 5 boy archer (Logan Grinstead.) For sure, these are huge accomplishments for a new program. Deckers pride when he discusses this program is completely justified. Pinemount started their program in 2015 when the Columbia School System was awarded a grant from NASP (National Archery in Schools Program.) Decker noted, Im not exactly sure how much money we got, but it was enough to buy 12 Mathews Genesis bows, five targets, arrows and some other essentials. That was all we needed to get this program going. Several other Columbia County Schools also started their program at the same time. Decker was targeted, pun intended, for this program because he is an avid bow hunter. He said when he was approached to lead the program, he jumped at the chance. This gave him the chance to share his extensive knowledge of archery with his skills as an educator. Judging from the incredible success of the Archery Team, Deckers plan has worked. To join the Archery Team, the kids must first join the Archery Club. At the Archery Club, the kids start with classroom-type instruction in safety, bow/arrow nomenclature and the rules for competition. Once they learn the basics, they are allowed to practice shooting. Then, to join the Archery Team, the kids must prove they can follow rules and be good students. During practice the theme is Focus and Adjust. Archery is a fine motor sport and the kids are asked to re-evaluate their performance after each shot. During competition, the kids get one practice round, followed by three Ends that count toward scoring. An End is a volley of five arrows. The kids have two minutes to fire their five arrows. The targets are scored with 10 points for a bullseye. The scores diminish for each hit in an outer ring. A perfect score shooting 15 arrows would be 150. The team is preparing for NASP Eastern National competition in Louisville Kentucky on May 10-12. There is no funding by the school system for travel to this competition. To get there, the kids will ride with parents. Fundraising events have been held all year to help offset costs for entry fees, gas, hotel rooms and a team dinner following competition. Principal Donna Darby, noted that these kids have held car washes, sold chicken Perlau dinners and many other items things. The teachers have donated money for special days such as Blue Jean Friday and Hat Days. Despite these efforts, the team is in need of additional donations. Darby noted the Archery Team gives these kids a chance to Shine. She feels every child needs an opportunity to excel. Some kids will be great in sports, others in scholastics but some kids need something else, Darby said. At Pinemount, we have numerous extracurricular activities for our students to enjoy and become proficient in. Hopefully the programs we offer will contribute to building self-esteem and scholastic success. We recognize the kids as individuals, but we win as team. Donations to offset costs are being accepted.If anyone wishes to make a contribution, please call Veronica Bennett, Fundraising Coordinator at 386-755-8179. If you have any questions about the program, please email Tracey Brinkley at: BrinkleyT@Columbiak12.com.COURTESYThe Pinemount Elementary Archery Team in practice. Pictured are Luke Hallberg (front to back), Olivia Grinstead and Elyjah Jones. winning jockey. Bill Shoemaker was 54 when he won with Ferdinand in 1986. Smith crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs with only a few specks of mud on his white and green silks in the rainiest Derby in the races 144year history. Nearly 3 inches fell on the crowd of 157,813 throughout the day. Amazing horse, Smith said. Hes got that it factor. He is so above average, hes got unbelievable talent and hes got a mind to go with it. He was loving this stuff. Smiths silks were nearly spotless after he kept Justify near the lead throughout the race. He gunned Justify out of the No. 7 spot in the starting gate something Baffert said had to happen and the colts early speed helped hook leader Promises Fulfilled from the start. When he got away clean, then I thought we had a chance, Baffert said. We had to get away. Then Mike took his time. They set a blistering pace through the muck, going a half-mile in 45.77 seconds. Entering the final turn, Justify took the lead and kept on going to the finish under Smiths left-handed whip. Justify, the 5-2 favorite in the field of 20, ran 1 miles in 2:04.20. He paid $7.80, $6 and $4.40. I was just in awe of the performance, Baffert said. He just put himself up there with the greats. Good Magic returned $9.20 and $6.60, while Audible was another head back in third and paid $5.80 to show. Good Magic was the only horse to have a serious shot at Justify turning for home. Good Magic, under Jose Ortiz, drifted out while Justify and Smith kept a clear and straight inside path. Records and streaks are made to be a broken and Baffert is certainly on a tear. Justify won his career debut on Feb. 18 at Santa Anita under 23-yearold Drayden Van Dyke. Baffert, sensing he had a special horse, knew he needed a rider who could handle the pressure of the Triple Crown trail and reached out to Smith. They teamed to win Justifys second race on March 11 in the mud, foretelling his ability to handle what he would face at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Justify announced his presence nationally last month in the Santa Anita Derby, with a front-running, three-length victory over Bolt dOro, who ended up 12th on Saturday. Hes the most beautiful horse, Baffert said. He has that presence about him. Every day at Santa Anita everybody says, Who is that? The victory was worth $1,432,000 to owners WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners. They bought Justify for $500,000. Instilled Regard, an 85-1 shot, was fourth, followed by 6-1 second choice My Boy Jack, Bravazo and Hofburg. JUSTIFY Continued From 1B
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 backs whove come before him at Columbia. After being an understudy last year to graduated running back Teon Dollard, the next guy up, Callum, says hes ready to restore the roar at Tiger Stadium this fall. Of course, Im ready, he said. I got another year up under my belt. I got to see Teon do his thing, and its my turn now. Callum still made his presence felt as the secondary back last year. His role even expanded when Dollard was injured late last season, scoring three touchdowns in the regional quarterfinal loss to Lincoln. The shifty back has worked tirelessly this offseason trying to improve his strength and agility ahead of the new campaign. Just trying to get a little bit faster, Callum said. I want a little bit more burst. I dont want just 40 yards, I want the whole hundred. After exploding onto the scene last year, theres high hopes for Callum in a full-time starter role. Columbia head coach Brian Allen believes the sophomores play late season could be indicative of whats to come yet maintains that the offensive line must continue to be stout up front so Callum can do the special things that he does. Columbia is replacing three of five starters from that unit this coming season. Hes looking good, hes had a good spring, Allen said of Callum. Again its getting those guys in front of him where theyre comfortable with everything that were doing so were able to open up lanes for [Callum]. Just doing the things we do on offense The biggest thing is to have all the pieces to the puzzle to pursue the goal youre chasing. Right now were strong at the receiver position [and] we have us a dynamic tailback and very good quarterback. Were having to now build that continuity that we need with our offensive line guys. In the meantime, Callum is quietly working on every inch of his game. His dad, the teams longtime running back coach, stepped down months ago after 14 years. But that hasnt stopped him from seeking out advice from his former coach. Even though hes not out here, hes still on the phone telling me what to do, said Callum, who dons the No. 22 jersey like his pops did. He tells what stuff to do when I come to practice since we dont have a varsity [running backs] coach yet. He still helps me out a lot. We go home sometimes and talk about it. Its clear after the first couple weeks of spring ball, theres a heap of talent on Columbias offense, which soon will be unleashed on opposing defenses. Callum and the rest of the Tigers expect to light up the scoreboard when the new season rolls around. We got it. Its all there. We still just got to put it all together. CALLUM Continued From 1BYOUTH GYMNASTICSPhotos by MANDIE BARBER/Special to the ReporterThe Eleven Bard Gymnasts recently achieved Elite status at the AAU state meet in Daytona Beach. Pictured are: Front Row: Abigail Koger (from left), Adriauna Combs, Rhaine Vasey, Beatriz Pedro and Haidyn Markham. Back Row: Emma Boone (from left), Rema Summerlin, Lindsay Ogburn, Brandi Oliver, Lauren Tylutki and Hailey Busch. Bard Gymnastics division winners at the AAU state meet are pic tured. Front row: Trinity Allen in Level 3 (from left) and Beatriz Pedro in Xcel Silver. Back row: Lauren Tylutki in Xcel Platinum (from left) and Lindsey Barnhard in Xcel Silver Lauren Tylutki of Bard Gymnastics won Florida AAU All-American Gymnast honors at the state meet in Daytona Beach on April 14-15. Her all around score was 37.95 Elite status for local gymnasts seed in the district tournament one month later. After the game varsity was mad that we had won, said Steinruck, who started in left field that night. JV won its next game as well, a 3-1 victory over Hamilton County. No one on that varsity squad thought they had a chance, but they did. And they did it twice. Thats my all-time favorite memory during this period, Krieghauser said. When youre on JV, youre kind of overlooked by the varsity players and they didnt think we were better than they were and at the time we did and we went out and won two varsity games that no one in Columbia thought we would win and we won both of them. That was pretty special. Krieghauser even made a big impact in that game, making a relief appearance where he worked the Tigers out of a jam. With Columbia clinging to a one-run lead and runners on first and second, Krieghauser came in and retired two straight batters to preserve the lead. I feel like us as a JV team, we gained some respect after that and now were on varsity and we have all those old seniors respect, Krieghauser said. Like Coach [Brian] Thomas said earlier in the year, we dont want to be that team that doesnt go out and win that fourth district title because were going to get nagged on so when we went out and won it. That was awesome. Their older classmates would return, and they went on to win the programs first district title since 2010. They won another in 2016 while those then five sophomores were relegated to JV for another year, but ever since those two games back in 2015, those five Tigers have had a chip on the shoulder. Maybe its because no one believed in them then. Maybe its because not many believed in them this year. They were very open about that, Thomas said. They talked a lot about not wanting to have to see a senior from three years ago, two years ago or last year. The Tigers were the No. 3 seed in the district tournament, mired in a five-game losing streak just two weeks ago. They could hear the whispers around town, that they were going to be the ones who ended the district streak. But they righted the ship, nearly overnight, to win five straight and another gold trophy, this time over top-seeded Gainesville. I was pretty close with the seniors from my sophomore year and, obviously they want you to carry the legacy on, but they dont want you to live up to the same thing as them probably, Steinruck said. I was hearing it from them like, Oh, you guys shouldve been way better this year. Gainesvilles going to kill you all in the district title game and we went out and won it. That was pretty sweet. But ask any of them and theyll tell you: four straight district titles are great, but they dont want for only that to be their lasting legacy. They want to accomplish something thats never been done at Columbia and thats win a regional title. The furthest the class of 2016 ever advanced was the regional semifinals. Those Tigers fell to Oakleaf in the second round in 2015 and then to Creekside in 2016. This incarnation of the Tigers has a chance to take down Creekside on Tuesday night in the Region 1-7A quarterfinals. Columbia flamed out quick last season, going out in the same round to St. Augustine on its home field. Tuesdays matchup is again in the Jungle, and these five seniors arent about to end their careers without a fight. Theres plenty of legacy to be left before this group hangs it up for the last time. They can start by doing a couple of things the class of 2016 never did beat Creekside and win a regional semifinal game. If they can do that, theyll advance to the schools first regional final since 2012. We havent won anything besides districts. We want to be that team that leaves a bigger legacy than just a district championship, Krieghauser said. DYNASTY Continued From 1BFILECole Frier catches a fly ball for an out against Middleburg on Mar. 13, 2015 when he was on the JV team. COURTESYColumbias Yassin Raffey is pictured on the medal stand after placing eighth in the 3200-meter race in Class 3A on Friday. because he was actually in about 10th or 11th and he kind of ran his way just to get in there. He really was very proud. Columbias boys 4x100 relay team of TJamari Pate, Lorinza Jelks, James Williamson and Tracy White came up short in the events prelims on Friday. The quartet finished 20th out of 23 teams in a stacked field, posting a time of 43.9 seconds. For perspective, Northwesterns team won first place with a time of 41.59 seconds on Saturday. Where were running 42, 43-something, these guys were almost 39, 40-something, Ruise said. The guys from South Florida are just amazing. They really looked so well out there but we werent intimidated by them honestly. Our numbers just werent there to do what we needed to do. But we represented as well as we could have. Ruise said after the meet that she is very humbled and appreciative to have the opportunity to coach all six of her atheltes to qualified for state. I want to thank all my coaches who have really gone beyond the call in preparing our entire team as well as our State qualifiers: Ed Morse, Cristopher Washington, Travis Sheppard, and Tracy White, Sr., Columbia schools, parents, family, Steve Faulkner and Trey Hosford, Ruise said. CHS Continued From 1B
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NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 25, 2018, and entered in Case No. 2017CA000349 of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida wherein TD Bank, N.A., is Plaintiff, and Lawrence Hassebroek, et al. are Defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the 3rd floor of the Columbia County Courthouse at 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055 at 11:00 a.m. on June 20, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOT NO. 22 IN BLOCK NO. C OF BELLAIRE SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 66, PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 720 SE Defender Drive, Lake City, Florida 32025-6366 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS PROCEEDS 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. DATED this 1st day of May, 2018. P. 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The Lake City Reporter has immediate openings for carries in the following area: Ellisville, Providence and Columbia City. Apply in person at Lake City Reporter, 180 E Duval St, Lake City, FL. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 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." 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6B LAKE CITY REPORTER CLASSIFIED SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 Classied Department 755-5440 INSTRUCTIONS AND OFFICIAL RULES: One entry form per household. Entries must be submitted on the official entry ballot published in the Lake City Reporter. Photocopies and carbon copies will not be accepted. Must be 18 years of age to enter. Ballots must include name, age, address and telephone number. Ballots must have at least half of the categories filled out in order to be considered valid. Entries not meeting these criteria will not be tabulated or entered. The Lake City Reporter reserves the right to verify all entries and to eliminate any category for any reason. All ballots must be postmarked by May 31, 2018, and mailed to: Readers Choice Best of the Best, Lake City Reporter, PO Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. No purchase necessary. The Reporter will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged or otherwise undeliverable mail. All entries become the property of the Lake City Reporter. Judges decisions are final. Contest coordinator will not enter into any written or oral discussion about the contest judges. 23RD ANNUAL LAKE CITY REPORTER READERS CHOICE BEST OF THE BEST AWARDSNominate your favorites in a variety of categories!THE CHOICE IS YOURS! VOTE NOW!(Must complete 50% of ballot to be counted.) 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Lake City Reporter Week of Sun., May 6, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section CColumbia, Inc.Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County LOCALLY AMERICAN OWNED Beef Fresh Pork Fresh 73% Fresh Beef Chuck TenderALWAYS IN STOCK:ANTIBIOTIC-FREECHICKEN! Quantity rights reserved. We accept USDA food stamps & W.I.C. GOOD THROUGH 05/08 Thin Cut or Center Cut$1.99/LB Oscar Mayer Jimmy Dean Sugardale Smoked $1.99/LB GREAT TIME TO $2.99 $1.2999/EA HEAVY WESTERN$5.99/LB $6.99 /LB99 $3.49/LB 89/LB3/$1$2.99 HEAVY WESTERN /LB77 WHOLE HALF /EA Wilson Park set for expansion, revitalizationBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comWilson Park is the latest downtown area scheduled for expansion and revitalization work as the downtown area continues to reinvent itself becoming more family-friendly. The Lake City Community Redevelopment Agency is planning on adding a band shell and making other improvements at the park. The project is expected to cost roughly $1.1 million. Melinda Moses, Lake City city council member and Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory committee chairman, said a development plan for the Wilson Park area was devised about eight years ago and they were waiting for funding to implement the plan. Weve had the plan and now were implementing it with the funds, she said. We waited until we had enough Community Redevelopment Agency money. Wilson Park will be upgraded with a band shell, seating and have other improvements. Wilson Park, on the north side of Lake DeSoto, is roughly one acre, excluding the parking area. The park has been the site of several additions Darby Pavilion and a playground, in the past few years. The big diamond in the ring is the band shell, Moses said. We wanted it extending onto the water, that was the plan, but weve had to move it to the edge of the water for monetary reasons. It would be about $250,000 on the water. The band shell will be a 30-feet x 50-feet structure. No determination has been made whether the road circling the lake will be closed. On the northside of the lake, seating for 300-500 people will be added for attending concerts and other activities that occur at the venue. Officials have not yet selected the seating style, but they were considering implementing concrete, oblong amphitheater styles seating. Its still in the planning stages and is being designed by North Florida Professional Services, said Beverly Jones, interim Community Development administrator. With the addition of the new seating, the gazebo that is currently on site will be removed. Weve got to take it out COURTESY An artists rendition of a band shell that will be erected on the banks of Lake DeSoto at Wilson Park. The Community Redevelopment Agency, which plans to renovate and revitalize the park, plans to begin construction on the bank shell within the next few weeks.PARK Continued on C2
2C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, MAY 612, 2018The importance of following baby stepsDear Dave, When is it okay to have a little fun, and buy things you want, when youre following the Baby Steps plan? Kaitlin Dear Kaitlin, The time for a little fun is after youve completed the first three Baby Steps. Baby Step 1 is saving $1,000 for a beginner emergency fund. Baby Step 2 is paying off all debt, except for your home. And Baby Step 3 means you go back and add to your emergency fund until you have three to six months of expenses set aside. Once youre debt-free except for your home and you have your emergency fund completed youve laid a solid, financial foundation for your life. Thats when you can have a little fun and spend some money on a vacation, new furniture, or something like that. Children think about their immediate wants and do what feels good. Adults, on the other hand, devise smart, logical plans, and stick to them. 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Wed like to have concerts where people can go to the Halpatter Brewery, Marion Street Deli or Sals and have dinner and walk down to the lake. Behind Darby Pavilion, Wilson park will be extended with an asphalt, kidney-shaped walkway with electrical outlets. The walkway will contain speakers. The Rotary Club of Lake City added a childrens playground area to Wilson Park and that area will also be upgraded with some new playground equipment for disabled children. Were looking at the lake as an entire area, Moses said. We want to initially do the band shell, but add-on as we go, with some exercise equipment around the lake and things that will bring people down here for a fun afternoon with their children. We want to bring families back here and were just really excited about it. The city has enough funding to do the initial phase of the parks revitalization work with the band shell and seating. However, as the city collects move TIF (Tax Increment Financing) funds, the other phases of the project will be added later. The city receives roughly $247,000 annually in tax incentive funding. To the west of Wilson Park, the city has purchased a piece of property where restrooms will be added. Plans for the Wilson Park renovation work were approved during the Community Redevelopment Meeting in late April and some construction work is expected in the near future. Within a few weeks we should start seeing things moving and shaking, Moses said. Moses said she was pleased to see the beginning phase of the park expansion and revitalization work begin. This project has kind of been my whole career on the city council because Im chairman of the CRA Advisory Board, she said. As a parent, grandparent and longtime resident, to me, this is what Lake City is. Weve always had this here with that beautiful lake and property around it. Moses said when she was first elected to city council in 2008, the economy was horrible and city officials were unable to work on beautifying the property around the lake. Now that the economy has gotten better and businesses are moving downtown, its just going to be a whole theme (of revitalization), she said. North of town Lester McKellum is doing apartment complexes and this whole area is hopefully going to be so family-friendly. Were excited. TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter Jordyn Pugh,4, (from left) plays with Monte Johnson, 2, Trayton Willliamson, 4, and Tobyn Williams, 2, while at the Rotary Childrens Playground in Wilson Park. The park is scheduled to receive additional playground equipment for disabled children. From PARK Page C1
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Columbia County Tourist Development grants and sponsorships assist with marketing tourism projects and events in Columbia and surrounding counties to attract visitors to our region. To request an application email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 386.758.1312 Columbia County Tourist Development 2018-19 sponsorship applications are now available online at www.SponsorMeColumbiaCounty.com. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, June 1, 2018.The applications will be presented to the Tourist Development Council at the July 18 budget meeting. Events and projects requesting funds must take place sometime between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019. While funds may be requested throughout the year, we strongly recommend applying for funds during the budget process, as no additional funds will be allocated once the limited promotion funds are exhausted. Columbia County Tourist Development sponsorships assist with marketing tourism projects and events in Columbia and surrounding counties to attract visitors to our region. COURTESYChandra Curbelo, second from right, receives the overall Daisy Award from CNO Karen Henson, center, for her exceptional patient care as an ICU Nurse. Also pictured are special guest LC Bradley, ER Nurse and honorable mention Markie Hunter and CEO Rick Naegler. Nurses at Lake City Medical Center are being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundations program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. This award was most recently awarded to Chandra Curbelo. Chandra was nominated by a community member after the care his family member received in at Lake City Medical Center. He described her as all-encompassing of our mission statement Above all else we are committed to the care and improvement of human life and stated that Chandra was a true professional and asset to this medical institution. Chandra exemplifies compassion, care coordination, and empathy. He went on to say that he wishes everyone that ever has a loved one in a healthcare setting has the opportunity to experience the care that his family did and a have a nurse like Chandra. The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died at the age of 33 in late 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. Nurses may be nominated by patients, families, and colleagues, and they are chosen by a committee of nurses at Lake City Medical Center to receive The DAISY Award. Awards are given throughout the year at presentations given in front of their colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors. The family that nominated the award recipient is also invited so they may participate in the presentation as well. LCMC received several heart touching nominations describing nurses as patient and kind, comforting, understanding, and extraordinary. All of the nurses that received nominations were acknowledged and awarded during the ceremony and many look forward to continuing this program within Lake City Medical Center and all the nominations to come.Curbelo receives Daisy Award from Lake City Medical CenterMYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Cody A. Gray, Marketing Manager, Columbia County Tourist Development, has earned certification as a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) from STS Marketing College. Certification comes after a course of study spread over three years that includes two work-related projects. The certification program is a project of Southeast Tourism Society, a 12-state professional association that promotes travel and tourism in the Southeast. The Class of 2017 was announced at the inaugural STS Connections conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Cody was among 79 graduates in the Class of 2017. Since inception in 1992, STS Marketing College has graduated almost 1,100 TMPs. The program uses facilities at the University of North Georgia at Dahlonega to teach travel marketing for a week each summer. There is no other program like STS Marketing College in the country. Every TMP is marked as a person who is versed in travel industry knowledge and practicalities, said Bill Hardman, STS president and CEO. Instructors are travel industry professionals such as convention and visitors bureau executives, public relations practitioners, sales and marketing consultants, and research experts. Study topics include special events marketing, media relations, tourism advertising, vacation research, crisis management, heritage tourism and community/rural tourism. In addition to classroom work, students also must complete two projects that relate to their employment. Tourism ranks among the top three industries in all STS states, which stretch from Virginia to Louisiana. Registration is open for the 2018 session of STS Marketing College, which is June 24-29. STS membership is not required, but STS members receive a tuition reduction. Founded in 1983, Southeast Tourism Society (southeasttourism.org) promotes and develops tourism in its 12 member states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Its head quarters are in Atlanta. Membership includes state travel offices, convention and visitors bureaus, lodging properties, attractions, travel media and other travel-related organizations.Gray earns three year Travel Marketing Professional certification Gray UF researchers awarded grants to advance livestock productionGAINESVILLE --Two researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are one step closer to preventing flu in pigs and helping dairy producers get more milk for their buck, thanks to several grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. John Driver and Tim Hackmann, both assistant professors in the department of animal sciences, were awarded close to $700,000 in total from the USDAs National Institute of Food and Agriculture. This reflects the impact and potential of animal sciences research here at UF, said Driver, who will use his $100,000 NIFA grant to further research into influenza, which causes large economic losses in the pork industry. He will collaborate with Dr. William Castleman in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. Drivers project focuses on a special immune cell known to have a role in battling flu. Were interested in harnessing immune cells called natural killer T-cells, which are found in pigs and humans. What makes them special is that, though they are very rare, theyre incredibly potent cells, Driver said. The idea behind this grant is to see whether activating these cells at a high level will make the animal more resistant to diseases. The second objective of the grant is to see if animals who lack NKT cells are more or less affected by flu. In the case of some diseases, you may actually be better off if you dont have NKT cells because the inflammation they cause can sometimes be harmful. Flu may be one of those diseases when NKT cells make you worse, not better, he said. Drivers findings could also have implications for combating infectious diseases in humans, he said. Flu has probably wiped out more humans than any other disease. By studying NKT cells in pigs, we could learn a lot about potential NKT cell therapies for humans, he said. Hackmann will use two NIFA grants totaling approximately $600,000 to understand how microbes play a role in cattle nutrition and impact producers bottom lines. Microbes in cattles stomachs help break down carbohydrates in their feed. Right now, scientists dont know which microbes breaking down which carbohydrates. Identifying these relationships could ultimately help make cattle feed more effective, he said. COURTESY
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READERS CHOICE 2 0 1 7 2 0 1 7 B E B E B E S E S E S T S T S T S T S T o T o T o f o f o f f t h t h t h t h t h h t h t h e B E S E S E S S T S T S B E S T o f t h e B E S T Accepting New Patientsbrr WE NOW CARRY AeroShell rfntb bbbrrfntbtrrfrffrr frrrffrffr rffffrffffr rfnff bbnfffffrfffff rffftrrff frffffrfr rrffrrr fffnrbb rfntb rf frffrrrtb bbb rfrfbbfrf SWGO reorganizes leadership staff positionsFrom staff reports Change is a familiar concept to everyone who works at Southwest Georgia Oil Company, Inc., parent company of S & S Food Stores in North Central Florida. The regional petroleum distributor and convenience store chain, based in Bainbridge, Georgia, moves at a fast pace, changing all the while. This week, Mike Harrell, CEO and President of SWGO, announced that CFO Glennie Cox Bench will become President and COO of the company, effective immediately. Harrell will continue to serve as CEO, but in passing the reins of President and COO to Bench, says Glennie Bench is a natural leader. She has the broadest range of skill and talent of any person Ive ever been around. She is ferociously loyal to her family, this community, and Southwest Georgia Oil Company. This company has enormous potential and is on the cusp of a major breakout. The only way to tap this potential and launch this breakout is to be focused and be willing to do the hard work. Glennie IS and WILL and I firmly believe that she is the right person to lead Southwest Georgia Oil Company into the future, of the decision. Glennie Bench states, What an honor this is. I am mindful of the fact that only two people have served as President of SWGO Mike and his father, SWGO founder, Jimmy Harrell. So I am grateful for the confidence Mike has shown in me. I am eager to roll up my sleeves with the new responsibilities that come with the roles and lead the company into the next decade stronger and well positioned to serve our customers better than ever before. This year, we will tip the scales at 78 stores, 6 dealer sites, a 150 million gallon wholesale operation, and 1,100 employees in three states, continues Bench. That size is a relatively new challenge for us but we have a management team that is up to the task of offering the best in service and setting the standard for our industry. Im so proud to work with this team to accomplish these goals together. Glennie Bench began working with Southwest Georgia Oil Company, Inc. In 1991 and became CFO and Vice-President of Finance in 1999. She is a licensed CPA, is serving her third term as a member of the Bainbridge, Georgia City Council and is Chairperson of the Hospital Authority for Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge. She is married to football coach Steve Bench and they have one son, Steven, who is a mortgage broker in Tampa, Florida. Initially, we will be focused on maximizing the profitability of our existing operations, rolling out our new designs for the SunStop and Inland brands, and ensuring critical spots in our organization chart are filled with talented, energized people all of which will allow us to better serve our customers, Bench comments. COURTESYGlennie Bench and Mike HarrellSVECs 81st Annual Meeting attracts residents from throughout the Suwannee ValleyLIVE OAK Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) held its 81st annual meeting on Saturday, April 28 at the Suwannee County Agricultural Coliseum in Live Oak. The event was attended by about 700 people, including SVEC member-owners and their families and guests. Last year, we saw proof of just how well the cooperative system works, said SVEC Board of Trustees President Hugh Hunter in his speech, shown at right. In 2017, we achieved our highest level of system reliability ever, stretched the amount of time worked without a lost-time injury to almost three and a half years, expanded the services we offer our members, and increased our community involvement; all while continuing to build on a solid financial foundation. And as you know, we achieved all of those successes despite experiencing one of the biggest storms to hit our system Hurricane Irma. CEO Mike McWaters added details about the co-ops recent achievements in the context of the organizations five core values: safety, member experience, outreach to community, reliability and economic viability. He made special note of the 1,291 consecutive days worked without a lost-time injury and the volunteer projects employees completed for non-profits ARC North Florida and Vivid Visions. McWaters also told those present that the lights came on 99.96% of the times a member flipped a switch in 2017, and member service representatives answered about 26,000 calls during the year. Finally, he mentioned that members pay the same amount per kilowatt-hour in 2018 as they did in 2017. Board of trustees Secretary Tim Steichen told the audience that the board of trustees has authorized a return of about $775,000 in capital credits to members this year. SVEC has returned about $13.5 million in capital credits to its members since the co-op was founded in 1937. Three of SVECs trustees were up for re-election at the meeting. Tyler Putnal was re-elected in District 4, Sidney Lord in District 5 and Andy Walker in District 6. SVEC is a not-for-profit cooperative that provides safe, affordable and reliable electric service to its member-owners in Floridas Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee counties.
LIFE Lake City Reporterwww.lakecityreporter.comSunday, May 6, 2018Section D Story ideas? Contact Editor Robert Bridges754email@example.com TASTE BUDDIES Genie NormanTasteBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.com Genie Norman is a Columbia County resi dent who loves good food and fun. Her column appears on a biweekly basis.Spring fever in the kitchen(Mary Kay Rutan, my first Taste Buddy, and I wrote this article in 2012. I decided to revive it and share again as many may have missed it or didnt keep the recipes.) Spring is a great time to take advantage of our pleasant mornings with a lazy brunch. Most of the recipes below can be prepared in advance so you have plenty of time to relax and read the paper or visit with friends and family. You cant go wrong by starting with simply made Bloody Marys or Mimosas. Two of our favorite bottled Bloody mixes include Whiskey Willies or Zing Zang. Add a garnish of celery, pickled okra or a dill pickle spear (it really is quite good!) and youve got a tasty Bloody Mary libation. If mimo sas are more appealing to you, try adding a splash of Grand Marnier to make it extra special. Blue Cheese and Bacon Puffs One of our favorite accompaniments is Aileen Crapps heavenly Blue Cheese and Bacon Puffs and best of all, they are not hard to make. Its similar to making a cream puff so it requires a little arm action but when they come out of the oven piping hot youll agree that it was worth it. 1 cups water cup butter or margarine 1 cups all-purpose flour tsp. salt tsp. black pepper tsp. red pepper 6 large eggs 8 oz. crumbled blue cheese 8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled 4 green onions, finely chopped Bring 1 cups water and butter to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and next three ingredients; cook beating with a wooden spoon until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a smooth ball of dough. Remove from heat and cool 5fiveminutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Beat in cheese, bacon and chopped green onions. You can use other types of cheese if you arent a blue cheese lover. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls two inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. (Puffs will be moist in center.) Serve either warm or at room temperature. Puffs may be frozen up to three months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight and reheat at 350 degrees for five minutes or until thoroughly heated. Asparagus and Pancetta Frittata Mary Kay loves a good frittata and especially this one that includes fresh asparagus and pancetta. Fresh, tender asparagus are especially good this time of year and this recipe is just as good hot or cold and even the next day. Keep this recipe handy, youre going to want to repeat it. 12 large eggs 1 cup Half n Half 1 cup grated parmigiano reggiano, divided in half 2 Tbsp Creole mustard or other hearty grain mustard 3 Tbsp olive oil 4 oz pancetta, roughly chopped 1 small shallot, minced (optional) 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and sliced cup fresh mushrooms, chopped (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wisk eggs, milk, cup parmigiano reggiano cheese, tsp salt and tsp fresh ground pepper. Set aside. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add pancetta and cook until softened but not browned. Saut shallot, mushrooms and asparagus and cook over medium heat until lightly browned. Pour egg mixture into an oven proof skillet or 9x 13 baking dish. Add vegetable mixture evenly over eggs. DO NOT STIR. Sprinkle with remaining cup cheese. Cook in 375 degree oven for 45 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top. Let cool five minutes. Cut into wedges or squares and serve. Serves 4-6 Penne Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes I discovered this pasta recipe several years ago and makes it often. Chock full of healthy grape tomatoes and fresh spinach that even our picky eaters devour, its especially good to take to pot-lucks since it can be made the day before and it doesnt have to be reheated. 1 (8oz) package penne pasta 1 small package grape tomatoes, sliced 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced 2 cups fresh spinach (Can use whole bag) 2 Tbs. olive oil 2 tsp. dried oregano 2 tsp. dried basil tsp. salt tsp. pepper 1 (6oz) pkg. crumbled feta cheese Prepare pasta in a large Dutch oven pan, according to package directions, drain. Return pasta to Dutch oven. Stir in tomatoes, spinach, green onions and all other ingredients except feta cheese. Cook 2 minutes over medium heat or until thoroughly heated and spinach is wilted. Top with feta cheese and serve either warm or cold. Wedge Salad In the 50s and 60s almost every restaurant served a Wedge salad. It was simply a large wedge of iceberg lettuce drizzled with Thousand Island or blue cheese dressing, a smattering of diced tomatoes and bacon bits. Mary Kays Grandma made a fabulous blue cheese dressing that is perfect for a wedge or any other salad. One head iceberg lettuce (rinsed, well drained, cored and quartered) 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 16 grape tomatoes, quartered 4 oz. blue cheese crumbles package Craisins Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing (or purchased to save time) For each serving, place lettuce wedge on plate. Top with one slice crumbled bacon, 4 grape tomatoes, quartered, 1 oz. blue cheese crumbles, Craisins to taste. Drizzle with blue cheese dressing. Add freshly cracked black pepper, to taste. Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing 3 oz. blue cheese cup buttermilk cup mayonnaise tsp freshly cracked black pepper Place cheese, buttermilk and mayon naise in a small bowl. Using a hand mixer or whisk, blend well until creamy and only small crumbles of cheese are visible. Add black pepper and mix well. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour. So, after youve have given yourself time in the hammock or rocking on the front porch or maybe catching a quick nap, dessert is a great way to end the morning. Marilee Bonyata shared her trifle recipe with us and it too has become a favorite, not just for brunch but for anytime you need a quick, delicious sweet treat. Again, its one of those you can make the day before and all you have to do is take it out of the refrigerator and serve. We must warn you, it is addictive. Brownie Trifle Prepare a box of brownie mix according to instruction on the box. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan, let cool. One 16 oz. tub of Cool Whip 2 small pks. instant chocolate pudding beaten with 3 cups of milk. 5 small Heath bars, broken into small pieces Using a trifle bowl, make this in three layers. Crumble 1/3 of the brownies in bottom of bowl, add 1/3 of the chocolate pudding, 1/3 of the Cool Whip and sprinkle 1/3 of the Heath bar. Repeat for two more layers. Place in refrigerator until ready to eat. (Note: you can add a cup of chopped pecans to the brownies if you are a nut lover.) These are easy, delicious and perfect for this time of the year. COURTESY PHOTOSBlue Cheese and Bacon Puffs Bloody Mary
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Inside the NBA (N) (Live) NBA Basketball NIK 26 170 299Henry DangerKid DangerThe ThundermansKnight SquadFull House Full House Full House Full House Fresh PrinceFresh Prince(:01) Friends Friends PARMT 28 168 241Bar Rescue Bar Rescue The Unlucky Leprechaun Bar Rescue Daddy Dearest Bar Rescue An Ode to the Capn Bar Rescue (N) (:01) Bar Rescue Raising Arizona MY-TV 29 32 -The Love Boat Touched by an Angel The Trigger Columbo Jealousy of a Hollywood lm conductor. Touched by an Angel Doodlebugs Night Gallery Night Gallery DISN 31 172 290(5:55) Bunkd (:20) The Smurfs (2011, Childrens) Hank Azaria. DuckTalesThe Smurfs (2011, Childrens) Hank Azaria. (:10) Bizaardvark(:35) DuckTalesBunkd Bunkd LIFE 32 108 252Stalked by a Reality Star (2018) Cynthia Preston, Emily Bader. The Wrong Daughter (2018) Sydney Sweeney, April Bowlby. Premiere. (:02) Psycho Brother-In-Law (2018) Brittany Falardeau. Premiere. USA 33 105 242Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitModern FamilyModern Family BET 34 124 329(5:55) Space Jam (1996, Childrens) Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight.Next Friday (2000) Ice Cube, Mike Epps. A young man lives with kin who won the lottery. (:25) Kevin Hart: Laugh at My PainMartin ESPN 35 140 206a MLB Baseball: Dodgers vs Padres Baseball: Sunday Night Countdowna MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals. From Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (N) SportsCenter (N) (Live) ESPN2 36 144 209SportsCenter (N) (Live) Spikeball Johnsonville Cornhole Championships (N) Womens College Beach Volleyball NCAA Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. SUNSP 37 -Lightning Post.Inside LightningSport FishingShip Shape TVSportsmans Adv.Reel TimeFishing the FlatsFlorida SportsmanSport FishingSilver Kings (N) Lightning Live! Postgame DISCV 38 182 278Naked and Afraid: Countdown to XLNaked and Afraid: Countdown to XLNaked and Afraid: Countdown to XLNaked and Afraid Loaded for Bear Naked and Afraid XL (:01) Naked and Afraid TBS 39 139 247(4:45) Get Hard (2015) Will Ferrell. Big Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryJokers WildDrop the Mic (N) Jokers WildDrop the Mic HLN 40 202 204The Golden State Killer: UnmaskedThe Golden State Killer: UnmaskedDeath Row Stories Feds vs. Outlaws Death Row Stories Mother vs. Texas Death Row Stories Death Row Stories Feds vs. Outlaws FNC 41 205 360Fox Report (N) FOX News Sunday With Chris WallaceLegends & Lies: The Civil War (N) The Next Revolution With Steve HiltonLife, Liberty & Levin (N) Legends & Lies: The Civil War E! 45 114 236The Help (2011, Drama) Viola Davis. An aspiring writer captures the experiences of black women. (DVS) The Arrangement Truth (N) (:01) The Royals (N) (:02) The Arrangement Truth TRAVEL 46 196 277Food Paradise Carb Overload Food Paradise Farm to Feast Food Paradise All You Can Meat (N) Food Paradise Fast Food Finds (N) Food Paradise Country Cookin Food Paradise Worth the Wait HGTV 47 112 229House HuntersHunters IntlHouse HuntersHouse HuntersLakefront BargainLakefront BargainCaribbean Life (N) Caribbean Life (N) Mexico Life (N) Mexico Life (N) House HuntersHouse Hunters TLC 48 183 280Long Island Medium (N) (Part 1 of 2) (6:57) Long Island Medium (N) Long Island Medium (Season Finale) Theresa gives readings to celebrities. (N) (:05) Long Lost Family (N) (:09) Long Island Medium HIST 49 120 269American Pickers This One Stings American Pickers Superhero Heaven American Pickers: Bonus Buys California Pickin A rare Harley Davidson Knucklehead. (N) (:03) American Pickers ANPL 50 184 282River Monsters River Monsters: Legendary Locations A giant arapaima; the water mama. (N) Jeremy Wades Mighty Rivers (N) Robson Green: Extreme Fisherman (N) (:02) Jeremy Wades Mighty Rivers FOOD 51 110 231Iron Chef Gauntlet Three chefs remain. Guys Grocery Games Guys Grocery Games Team Games Worst Cooks in America (N) Beat Bobby FlayBeat Bobby FlayBeat Bobby FlayBeat Bobby Flay TBN 52 260 372The Potters TouchJoyce MeyerThe UnholyThe Blessed LifeHuckabee Joel Osteen Kerry ShookCreo Dollar John Gray WorldHuckabee FSN-FL 56 -a MLB Baseball: Marlins at Reds Marlins PostgameMarlins Clubhouse World Poker World Poker World Poker World Poker SYFY 58 122 244(5:30) National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) Nicolas Cage. National Treasure (2004) Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger. A man tries to steal the Declaration of Independence. National Treasure: Book of Secrets AMC 60 130 254(5:20) The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Matt Damon, Julia Stiles. (7:55) Fear the Walking Dead Fear the Walking Dead Buried (N) (:07) Into the Badlands (N) (:08) Talking Dead (N) COM 62 107 249(4:15) Blended (2014) (6:50) Happy Gilmore (1996) Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald. (8:55) Blended (2014, Romance-Comedy) Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Joel McHale. Jack and Jill CMT 63 166 327(4:30) Me, Myself & Irene (2000)Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly. NGWILD 108 190 283Worlds Deadliest Die Hard Worlds Deadliest Shark Frenzy Dr. Ks Exotic Animal ER: Gloves Off!Dr. Ks Exotic Animal ER (N) The Adventures of Dr. Ks Exotic Animal ER: Gloves Off! 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LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 3D Singer Bob Seger is 73. Singer Jimmie Dale Gilmor e is 73. Singer and comedian Lulu Roman (Hee Haw) is 72. Actor Alan Dale (Lost, Ugly Betty) is 71. Actor Ben Masters (Passions) is 71. Actor Richard Cox (Alpha House, American Tragedy) is 70. SUNDAY CROSSWORD MIS-UNABBREVIATEDBY PETER WENTZ / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZNo. 0429RELEASE DATE: 5/6/2018 ACROSS1 Projects5 Nowhere close11 First name on the Supreme Court15 Delight18 Supercollider bit19 Online tracker20 Country whose capital lent its name to a fabric21 ____ reading too much into this?22 Meadows filled with loos?25 Originally26 Bar that might be dangerous27 Ax28 Be agreeable30 Negligent35 Old letter opener37 Blotto38 Where sailors recover from their injuries? 42 No longer edible43 Square figure44 Actor Paul of There Will Be Blood45 Lead-in to -tainment46 Quashes48 Chart again50 Checkpoint offense, for short52 Gusto55 Goings-on in accelerated classes?61 My man62 Subject for The Source magazine63 Sch. of 30,000+ on the Mississippi64 Bills support65 It dethroned Sophia as the No. 1 baby girls name in the U.S. in 201467 Home for a Roman emperor69 Onetime Bond girl ____ Wood71 So obvious!74 Common core?75 Like76 Prime-time time80 Dog that doesnt offend people?87 Come down hard, as hail88 Barnyard male89 First name on the Supreme Court90 Dreyfus Affair figure91 Subject for Ken Burns, briefly93 Burg96 Went by air?99 Dorm monitors100 Cry of devotion from a non-academy student?105 Source of the line They shall beat their swords into plowshares106 Things that may be rolled or wild107 Soprano Tebaldi108 Some fasteners110 They aid in diagnosing A.C.L. tears112 Funny face?116 Old White House nickname117 Morning-zoo programming?123 Panama City state: Abbr.124 Substantive125 Dont doubt me!126 Clue127 Divinity sch.128 Chatty bird129 Provider of aerial football views130 Actress Kendrick DOWN1 Best Picture nominee with three sequels2 Pac-12 school thats not really near the Pacific3 Completely, after in4 Like wet makeup5 Media watchdog grp.6 Parent co. of HuffPost7 Hundred Acre Wood denizen8 Agrees to9 Lords domain10 Fixation11 Slice for a Reuben12 Things that have slashes13 With nothing out of place14 What other explanation is there?!15 Former Today show host16 Word before pan or after Spanish17 Investment figures20 GMC truck23 Like poor months for oysters, its said24 Mentally wiped29 Stiff31 Sch. with an annual Mystery Hunt32 Words of compassion33 Stuffed34 Weak period36 Fifty Shades of Grey subject, briefly38 Symbol of China39 Onetime Blu-ray rival40 Blue-green41 Albrights successor as secretary of state42 Craft-shop item47 The Sweetest Taboo singer, 198549 Combo bets51 Absolutely harebrained53 Astonishment54 Cryptanalysis org.56 Queens player, for short57 Pledge58 ____ Poly59 Green org.60 Caesar dressing?66 Some neckwear67 Italys ____ dOrcia68 Laid up70 Second U.S. featurelength computeranimated movie, after Toy Story71 Modern subject of reviews72 Row maker73 Elite court group77 Ecuadorean coastal province known for its gold78 Micronesian land79 Some future execs81 Inclined to stress?82 Bygone gas brand with a torch in its logo83 Druids head cover84 Studio sign85 Ransack86 Boca ____92 2007 female inductee into the National Soccer Hall of Fame94 Hex95 Our, in Tours97 Uncle Toms Cabin girl98 Stave off100 Rice dishes101 Of service102 Gores successor as vice president103 Green-skinned god of the underworld104 Harley-Davidson competitor109 ____ Against Evil (IFC series)111 Totally awesome, in slang113 Role in Thor, 2011114 Islamic spirit115 Second letter after 118-Down118 Second letter before 115-Down119 Word with camp or care120 L.L.C. alternative121 That: Sp.122 Dr. ____ 12345678910 11121314151617 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 303132333435 3637 3839 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 5051525354 55 5657 5859 60 61 62 63 64 65 666768 69 70 71727374 75 76 777879 80 81 82 83848586 87 88 89 90 919293949596 979899 100101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109110 111 112113114115 116 117 118 119120121122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). Answer to last Sundays CrosswordCELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS PESTTAPEPAREEBPLUS TACHEVENOCALAABASE STARESANDSTRIPSPACER DEPORTNAIFSAYSTUSA NEWMOMSTASISHICCUP CIGSFATHERINONESCAPE ANOSTARDMXELMER PTAMICAH REALDADS NOTEAMOMENTTOSPARCIO ALESEAOOZECATHER CHURL DRT GRAZE HYPNOSPRESUMEWEI OPSJETEPROPELLEDPLAN WEARXING DELTAEMO NUDIEAIDNASTGEM HADLESSHORSEMANEKITE ELDESTURBANAOAFISH AGOASAMIPETSSALLYS VOWELLEASTBUTNOTLAST ERNSTORNOTRYANETTA NESTSPIANOEXESREST HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LASTARIES (March 21-April 19): Dont be tempted by someone or something that sounds too good to be true. Caution will be in your best interest when it comes to money, legal matters or anything that could jeopardize your reputation or position. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Listen to the voice of reason and to those much older or who have more experience than you. Understanding all your options will give you the clarity you need to make the best choice for you moving forward. A partnership looks promising. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do something creative or that can broaden your awareness or help you improve your skills or qualifications. Dont let anger or upset cause a problem. Take better care of your health and avoid indulgence. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your emotions will be difficult to control. Distance yourself from someone who is unpredictable. Secret affairs will not bode well in the end and should be handled carefully. Focus on a creative endeavor or helping a cause you believe in. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Simplicity and moderation will be required. Focus inward and do what you can to make the self-improvements that will result in more confidence. Feeling good about yourself and what you have to offer will promote greater success. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A day trip, retreat or time spent relaxing with the people you love most will do you good and help you gain perspective. Learn through observation and the experiences other people share. The future is in your hands. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Youll begin to see a positive path if you are true to your beliefs and willing to take action to reach your goals. Using your skills to get ahead is favored. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Emotions will surface when dealing with an older relative or spouse. Listen attentively, show compassion and you will get better results. An unusual change in your living arrangements must be handled with care. Put your needs first. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Personal change can be implemented. Whether it is physical, emotional or includes a partner, enjoy the moment, share your intentions and make plans that will improve your personal life and future. Romance will improve your relationship with someone special. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Emotional impulse will get you into trouble. Keep your distance from anyone who appears to be unpredictable or who takes too many risks. Protect your home, family and fortune from emotionally manipulative characters. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A lot will be going on behind closed doors. Put your efforts toward finding out the truth, not overreacting. Be good to your family and yourself. Bring about positive changes at home. Personal growth is encouraged. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Refuse to let indecisive individuals stand between you and something you want. Charming, persuasive tactics must be recognized as a ploy to distract you from doing what you should be doing. Work alongside those heading in a similar direction. DEAR ABBY: I am a happily married man. Im also a part of my churchs worship team and at the church three times a week. Two ladies are active in the church almost as much as I am. Every time Im there its a good bet Ill see at least one of them. Im ashamed to admit this, but I have lustful feelings for them. I would never act on my feelings, but I would like to get rid of them. Leaving the church is not an option. -EMBARRASSED IN KANSAS DEAR EMBARRASSED: You seem like a very nice person. Lust is part of the human condition. It has been around since before the Old Testament was written. Instead of feeling guilty, perhaps its time to accept that you are human. Rather than quietly suffer embarrassment, it may help to discuss your feelings privately with your clergyperson. It wont be the first time he or she has heard something like this, trust me. Sometimes simply verbalizing uncomfortable feelings can make them diminish or go away entirely. DE AR ABBY: A co-worker reached out to me and we started talking. He asked me on a date, and weve been official for about a month now. Hes beyond amazing, but theres a problem. He cant express his feelings to me, or to anyone for that matter. Hes very insecure because he used to be overweight. He hasnt been in a relationship in forever. I know hes serious about us. Im slowly falling for him, and I want it to work out. Is there anything I can do to help him get comfortable with opening up to me? -FALLING FOR HIM DEAR FALLING: Yes. Start by remembering the two of you have been official for only one MONTH, and relationships -like trust -have to evolve. Do not push him to make a commitment or declare his undying love. If you are patient, as your relationship develops, he may become more open about expressing his feelings to you. Give him time, and because workplace romances are sometimes frowned upon, give him space. DEAR ABBY : My wife and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary this year. What is typical or acceptable in preparing for the celebration? We have a 48-year-old son who has NEVER remembered dates, especially our wedding anniversaries, so I dont expect that hell plan anything in our honor. I love my wife so much I just cant let our 50th slide by without a celebration. Would it be appropriate for me to take the lead? I feel weird setting up a party to h onor myself. -SAD IN COLORADO DEAR SAD: It is not uncommon for couples to plan and host their own anniversary parties. If you would like to celebrate your 50th surrounded by friends and family, you are free to take the initiative and do so. Or spend the money taking your bride on a cruise or other trip of a lifetime. Dedicated churchgoer seeks strenght against temptationDEAR ABBY Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com
4D S UNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 LIFE LAKE CITY REPORTER FAMILY FEATURES Make your next fiesta one to remember with colorful decor, festive touches and, perhaps most importantly, unique and mouthwatering recipes that bring guests back for seconds. To achieve the ideal flavors of a fiesta done right, try bringing something new to the table with recipes like these party-pleasing Tortilla Pizzas for a special main dish, crunchy and refreshing Coleslaw with Green Chile Dressing on the side and, for a decadently unique dessert, Jalapeno Brownies. These party-perfect recipes can help you take flavors to new heights while adding a kick of spice when you incorporate quality ingredients like Rio Luna Organic Peppers. The peppers are cultivated by a company with more than three decades of experience. They manage the whole pepper process from annual seed selection to grower partnerships, cultivation and packing. Available in four spicy varieties Diced Jalapenos, Nacho Sliced Jalapenos, Diced Green Chiles and Large Chopped Green Chiles you can add a pop of peppers to your next celebration. Because the peppers are organic certified, non-GMO, fat free, cholesterol free, low calorie and kosher, youll be able to pack an extra punch of spice without serving up unnecessary ingredients. To find more ways to spice up your fiestas as well as everyday recipes, visit riolunapeppers.com/our-meals, and find Rio Luna Organics on Facebook and Instagram. When it comes to supplying fiesta foods that fit almost anyones taste, tacos are a go-to party favorite. That is because it can be fun for party-goers to customize their own tacos while making food prep easier and less hands-on for hosts who dont want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. However, trying to list all the possible tacotopping options can be an overwhelming task for many hosts. Along with your choice of taco filling, consider these toppings when building the perfect taco bar at your next fiesta: Shredded cheese Sour cream Beans (black, pinto or refried) Salsa Shredded lettuce Rice Rio Luna Organic Peppers Chopped tomatoes Chopped onions Diced avocado or guacamole Sliced black olives Corn Cilantro Lime wedgesTortilla PizzasPrep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 4 flour tortillas (8 inches) 1 can (15 ounces) refried black beans 4 fresh plum tomatoes, chopped 1 can (4 ounces) Rio Luna Organic Nacho Sliced Jalapenos, drained 1 1/3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro chipotle-ranch dressing (optional) Heat oven to 400 F. Bake tortillas directly on oven rack 2 minutes. Cool. Spread 1/4 cup beans onto each tortilla. Top evenly with tomatoes, jalapenos and cheese. Bake 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cilantro just before serving. Tip: For added flavor, drizzle pizzas with chipotle-ranch dressing. Coleslaw with Green Chile DressingPrep time: 20 minutes Servings: 6 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise 1 cup sour cream 3/4 cup Rio Luna Organic Diced Green Chiles, drained 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce 2 tablespoons agave nectar 2 cups shredded napa cabbage 1 cup shredded red cabbage 1 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cup thinly sliced white onions 2 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, plus additional, to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus additional, to taste In medium bowl, whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, chiles, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, Sriracha and agave nectar until well blended. In large bowl, combine napa cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, onions, salt and pepper. Add mayonnaise mixture; toss until well coated. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired, to taste. Tip: Coleslaw can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated up to 1 day. Toss before serving. Jalapeno BrowniesPrep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 16 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 can (4 ounces) Rio Luna Organic Diced Jalapenos, pureed 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup, plus 3 tablespoons, all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt powdered sugar (optional) Heat oven to 350 F. In medium bowl, whisk oil, sugar, eggs, jalapenos and vanilla until blended. In separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture. Mix just until combined. Pour into greased 8-by-8-inch baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until brownies pull away from sides of pan easily. Cool in pan on wire rack. Tip: Dust with powdered sugar before serving for added flavor and enhanced presentation. TANTALIZING TOPPINGS FOR TASTY TACOS