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The Lake City reporter

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Title:
The Lake City reporter
Uniform Title:
Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City, FL
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Community Newspapers Inc., Todd Wilson - Publisher
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May 23, 1884
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Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
Weekly[ FORMER 1967-<1968>]
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normalized irregular
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Newspapers -- Lake City (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Columbia County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Columbia -- Lake City
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30.189722 x -82.639722 ( Place of Publication )

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comThe home of the man who killed two Gilchrist County deputies last month was destroyed by fire Thursday, according to Gilchrist County Fire Rescue. Around 9:35 p.m., 911 dispatchers received reports of a residential fire at 359 NW 45th Ave. in Bell, according to a press release from GCFR. Gilchrist County Property Appraiser records show the home belongs to John Hubert Highnote, the man who ambushed deputies Taylor Lindsey, 25, and Noel Ramirez, 29, at a restaurant in Trenton April 19. Arriving units found the home fully engulfed in flames. Responding crews extin guished the fire and began an investigation. No injuries were reported in the fire. Officials believe the home was unoccupied during the incident. A representative from the local utility provider said the home still had active utilities. The power was disconnected while responders fought the blaze. Officials have determined the fire started in the garage of the home, where they found a vehicle. The cause is still unknown. GCFR did not name Highnote as the property owner in its press release, but advised readers that information on the owners identity could be obtained from the Lake City ReporterTUESDAY, M AY 8 2018 | Y OUR COMMUNIT Y NEWSPAPE R S INCE 1 874 | $1.00 LAKE CIT YRE PORTE R.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 287 TODAYS WEATHER Obituaries . . . . . . 3A Opinion . . . . . . 4A P uzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advic e & Comics . . 3B Perfect attendanceat Fort White Elementary, 2A. Unsolicited advice gets onlooker locked up, Story below + PLUS >> Tigers host CreeksideBASEBALL PLAY OFFS Columbias Top TalentLOC ALSee P age 5A See P age 1B 88 61Mostly sunny, 2A Pine beetles on the rise in countyCrash claims 1LOCAL REALTOR KILLED IN WELLBORN, 3A Hill wants $1M for Gwen Lake Councilman likens outlay to Blanche restoration project.By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comRestoring Gwen Lake has been a city priority for some time, but officials have not yet determined the best way to address the lakes problems. A few years ago during storm season, huge amounts of water poured into the lake, eroding and unsettling much of the land around it. The lake is currently filled with overgrown vegetation and a small pool of water, while portions of its banks have cement culverts or rocks in place to handle HillCop killers home burns Residence of man who murdered two Gilchrist deputies last month. Ramirez LAKE continued on 3ABy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comPreventions the name of the game with the Southern pine beetle, and the forestry commission said the infesting insects are on the rise leaving landowners susceptible to acres of loss if they miss the signs in their pines. The Florida Forest Service has found evidence of moderate to high SPB activity and has begun conducting aerial reconnaissance looking for local evidence of infestation. We look for trees with needles that are changing color from green to yellow to red and those are tell tale sings from the air of Southern pine beetle infestation, said Columbia County BEETLES continued on 3A COURTESY UFClose-up of a couple of killers: Souther n pine beetles.Photos by TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter Opening Day Dip TOP: Kenna ONeal swims a few laps on the opening day of summer season at Jared Allison Aqua tic Complex Monday afternoon. Aquatic Supervisor Pat Sibbernsen said the pool will remain open through September, Monday Friday, 3 p.m. 7 p.m. and Sa turday, 1 5 p.m. A dmission is $5 per adult and $4 per child. Memberships are available. ABOVE: A n unidentified swimmer does the backstroke. LEFT: Tcori Turner (foreground) swims while A shley Keelen holds Gio vanni Keelen under the watchful eye of aquatic complex life guard Jacob Boone. FIRE continued on 3A Lindsey Unsolicited advice gets onlooker locked upBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comA prying bystander tried to interfere with a Lake City Police Department crash probe Thursday, leading to his arrest, according to an official statement. An officer responded to a two-vehicle crash on 127 NW Main Blvd., where a man later identified as Derek Snead interrupted ADVICE continued on 3A Snead A3

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7a 1p 7p 1a 6a LAKE CITY ALMANAC SUN MOON UV INDEX EXTREME: 10 minutes to burn T odays ultra-violet radiation risk for the ar ea on a scale fr om 0 to 10+. FYI An exclusive service brought to our readers by The Weather Channel. SPONSORED BY City THE WEATHER WEA THER HISTORY Pensacola Tallahassee Panama City Valdosta Daytona Beach Cape Canaveral Gainesville Lake City Ocala Orlando Jacksonville Tampa West Palm Beach Ft. Myers Ft. Lauderdale Naples Miami Key West TEMPERATURESNormal high Normal low PRECIPITATIONMonth total Year total HI LO LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI WednesdayThursday Cape Canaveral Daytona Beach Fort Myers Ft. Lauderdale Gainesville Jacksonville Key West Lake City Miami Naples Ocala Orlando Panama City Pensacola Tallahassee Tampa Valdosta W. Palm Beach May 15 May 21 May 29 June 6 NewFirstFullLast Quarter Quarter 2A T UESDAY, M AY 8, 2018 DA ILY BRIEFING LAKE CITY R E PORTER HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ (386) 752-1293 Fax number .............. 752-9400 Circulation ............... 755-5445 Online ... www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, FL, Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permission of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson ..... 754-0418 (twilson@lakecityreporter.com)NEWSEditor Robert Bridges ..... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityre porter.com)ADVERTISING ......... 752-1293 (ads@lakecityre porter.com)CLASSIFIEDTo place a classified ad ...... 755-5440BUSINESS.............. 754-0419CIRCULATIONHome delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a service error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. Circulation ............... 755-5445 (circulation@lakecityreporter.com)Home delivery rates(TuesdayFriday and Sunday) 12 Weeks ................... $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks ................... $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter Scripture of the DayRejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 T hessalonians 5:16-18 (K JV) I have a wonderful make-up crew. T hey re the same people restoring the S ta tue of Liberty. Bob Hope, 1903-2003, U.S comedianThought for Today Winning Lottery Numbers Pick 3: (Sunday p.m.) 9-1-6 Pick 4: (Sunday p.m.) 6-4-4-0 Fantasy 5: (Sunday) 8-12-21-28-30 QUICK HITS Submissions T he Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to A ssocia te E dit or Justin Caudell at jcaudell@lakecityreporter.com. See an error? T he Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarications will run in this space. T hanks for reading. Take Stock In Children needs volunteersFrom staff reportsTake Stock in Children, a statewide nonprofit mentoring program with a scholarship incentive, needs volunteers to serve as mentors to high school students. Mentors in the Change a Life Over Lunch program are paired with deserving, low-income, at-risk students to provide guidance and support as they work to conquer the odds stacked against them. The students pledge to stay out of trouble, keep their grades up and stay in school. Those who successfully complete the program earn a two-year prepaid scholarship to Florida Gateway College. To volunteer, contact Antonia Robinson at 7544392 or antonia.robinson@ fgc.edu.Stamp out hungerFrom staff reportsThe National Association of Letter Carriers is celebrating the 26th anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, the largest one-day food drive in the country. United Way and the AFL-CIO are proud to be founding partners. Thanks to generous donors leaving food in or near their mailboxes since 1992, together weve col lected 1.5 billion pounds of food. Postmasters Paul McGinnis, Lake City Post Office, and Pam Pettyjohn, Fort White Post Office, and NALC Member Jim Bowles are coordinating the event for the Lake City and Fort White post offices. Locally, United Way of Suwannee Valley coordinates the effort with the local post offices and agencies which receive the contributed food. At least six days a week, letter carriers see firsthand the needs of the communities they work in, NALC President Fredric Rolando said, and were privileged to be able to help those in need while leading an effort that brings out the best in so many Americans. People are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable food such as canned soup, vegetables, meats and fish, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mail box before the regular delivery on Saturday, Postmaster Paul McGinnis said. These would include canned tuna or chicken as well as canned stews, boxed meals and peanut butter. Please do not include any glass or perishable items. The Lake City Post Office letter carriers and rural route carriers in Fort White and surrounding communities in Columbia County last year hauled in food totaling nearly 12,000 pounds from their customers residences to the loading docks of the post offices. The participating agencies include Christian Service Center, Another Way domestic violence center, Catholic Charities Bureau, Suwannee Valley Rescue Mission Lads Soup Kitchen and church food pantries in Fort White. United Way of Suwannee Valley is a community impact and fundraising organization which, utilizing volunteers on all levels, advances the common good by identifying unmet community needs and seeking to alleviate those needs through United Way of Suwannee Valley initiatives and the funding of 23 affiliated health and human service agencies. Letter-carrier food drive set for Saturday. Perfect attendance at FWES COU RTESY PHOTOSFort White Elementary S chool first grade students with perfect attendance for March, shown in no particular order: Noah Av ery, Oceana Babinec, St even Battles, Phillip Brennan, Karlee Certain, A ngel Feliciano, John Finley, A iden Fuentes, Joanna Glaspy, Av a Griffin, Faith Markinko-Schley Cason McCoy, Y asiel Miller, Isla Norris, Kaila Pollock, Kevyn Santiago-Diaz, Dayton Sembo wer, Meena Shipley-Winkleman, Makyrah Singh, Gavin Thomas Kaydence Walters and Brody White. Fort White Elementary S chool kindergarten students with perfect attendance for March, shown in no particular order: Camden Baily, Cayden Chrest, T y Crosby, Joel Fairley, Jasmin Figueroa, Landon Jackson, Lillian James, Harleigh Koontz. Brooke, Lindsey, Will Miller, Wyatt Mills, Jeremy Robinson, Pedro Saravia-Dominguez, William St eensrud and John Stoddard.

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T UESDAY, M AY 8, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY R E PORTER 3A Take Stock In Children still in need of mentorsFrom staff reportsTake Stock in Children, a statewide nonprofit mentoring program with a scholarship incentive, needs volunteers to serve as mentors to high school students. Mentors in the Change a Life Over Lunch program are paired with deserving, low-income, at-risk students to provide guidance and support as they work to conquer the odds stacked against them. The students pledge to stay out of trouble, keep their grades up and stay in school. Those who successfully complete the program earn a two-year prepaid scholarship to Florida Gateway College. To volunteer, contact Antonia Robinson at 7544392 or antonia.robinson@fgc.edu. Lewis Murray Tire & Road Service3827 N. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL 32055 (Exit 303) We Carry New & Used Tires for Semi, Trucks, Trailers, RVs, Cars & Farm Equipment. We do Mechanical Work and Fuel Run. We Also Computer Balance Semi Tires. Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. Dylan Christopher MooreOur son, Dylan Christopher Moore, lost his battle with himself, to suicide, on April 24, 2018, in Lake City, Florida. He was 24 years old. Dylan was born in Orange Park, Florida, graduated from Columbia County High School and attended Florida Gateway College. He is survived by a family that adores him: his parents Sean and Tosca Moore, his brother Sean Moore II, his sisters Chatlie Childs and Shelby Wright of Florida. Additionally, he is survived by his 2-year-old son, Asher Dane Moore and Ashers mother, Cheyenne Ayscue, of Florida. He is also outlived by his grandparents John and Jane Harris and grandmother Annette Moore of Florida. He also has a family in Texas a brother Donovan Hanson and parents Stephen and Dawn Hanson. Furthermore, he has numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends who love him unconditionally and always. Dylan captivated all of us with his fearlessness, laughter, passion for life to the extreme, his inten sity and strength. His impulsiveness and determination were his character. He was a daredevil on his motorcycle. He enjoyed skateboarding, skim-boarding, kayaking, swimming, and thrill seeking. He continually amazed all of us with his charm, refreshing opinions and witty banter. To say he was unique is an understatement. He was an amazing son, brother, Dad, uncle, friend, nephew, and a spectacular troublemaker. Dylan was courageous and brave during difficult times. Unfortunately, this time the pain was too difficult for Dylan to overcome. Dylan struggled for years with depression and anxiety. He was no longer just emotional or sad; he felt imprisoned by darkness. His memorial services will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018, at Southside Baptist Church, in Lake City, Florida, at 11:00am with a Celebration of life luncheon to follow in the reception hall. In lieu of flowers or food please donate to Dylans son, Asher Dane Moore. There is an account set up at First Federal Bank of Florida in Ashers name. This money will help with his special learning and sight needs in the future. Arrangements have been entrusted to ICS CREMATION & FUNERAL HOME, 357 NW Wilks Lane, Lake City, FL 32055. www.icsfuneralservices.com Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. OBITUARIES Real estate agent killed in head-on US 90 crash By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City real estate agent died Monday afternoon following a single-vehicle wreck in Wellborn, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Carl Allen Huggins, 54, was driving a 2018 Toyota Tundra southeast on U.S. Highway 90 when for unknown reasons the truck traveled across the westbound lane around 2:30 p.m., according to the report. The Toyota traveled onto the north unpaved shoulder and struck a large tree before coming to a final rest. Huggins died at the scene, the report states. Huggins was a real estate agent with Century 21 in Lake City. The crash was not alcohol related, according to the report.SUWANNEE COUNTY FIRE RESCUEA Lake City real estate agent, Carl A llen Huggins, 54, died in this single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon, Florida Highway Patrol said. Property Appraisers website. Highnote, 59, visited a former employer on the same day he left home with two rifles, a handgun and ample ammunition, authorities said during a press conference the week after the shooting. Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz called Highnote a coward for assassinating Ramirez and Lindsey at Ace China in Trenton. Highnote was described as a balding, overweight white man who was a ghost prior to the shooting. Around 3 p.m. April 19, Highnote fired two rounds form inside the restaurant, hitting both deputies, authorities say. The shooter then returned to his vehicle in the parking lot, where he shot and killed himself before responders arrived. The only photograph of Highnote known to investigators is from his drivers license, which they have declined to release. He had no social media presence and few knew him, investigators said. FIREContinued From 1A Forester Stan Shepard. Native to this area, the little black beetles always around but when the conditions are right their population becomes problematic. Most years we have a low rating. Southern pine beetles are always in the environment and the times we have large infestations occurs when all the environmental conditions come together that favor that type of population explosion, he said. The FFS conducts testing annually in the spring, Shepard said, and this year their traps brought in a large haul of the bugs. The traps imitate a tasty tree trunk, he said. Entering through a system of trap doors, they fall into a cup of soapy water all the while attracted to the scent of a wounded pine tree the trap was laced with. They work off of scent cues. The beetles are attracted to the pitch that wounded pines emit when the bark is damaged and they bleed sap. Thats the first odor that attracts them to the trees, Shepard said. Once the beetles get there then the beetles themselves emit pheromones. And once theyre there Shepard said theres little to do but cut and remove the trees to stop further losses. The FFS is asking any landowners with suspicion of SPB activity to report it and visit their website which has a slough of information on how to identify and prevent the bug, plus remove the pine conditions that attract them. Thats why we do the aerial flights to detect them while theyre small so a land owner can get them under control before a large amount of timber is potentially destroyed, he said. From a landowners point of view depending on how any acres of timbers, one infestation can kill all of the trees that a small landowner has and for a large landowner it can make a significant dent in his future. Shepard said the first thing to do in event of tree loss is to identify what beetle is attacking the tree. After that he said theres little left but to cut and remove those that are affected. There are a few visible indicators to help identify SPB activity, he said They burrow through a trees top layer and feed off the inner bark which triggers its natural defense to push the invader out using its sap. This leaves its outer bark pock marked with pitch tubes, he said. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Southern pine beetle information page found at its website, www.freshfromflorida.com, most of the conditions that spur the beetles proliferation are manmade. High density pine growth, a large quantity of the same pine variety and a build up of undergrowth from a lack of control burns all aid the infestation, it said. The FFS is requesting landowners call Shepard at (386) 243-6236 or visit their website for more information on suspected outbreaks. BEETLESContinued From 1AThe FFS conducts testing annually in the spring, Shepard said, and this year their traps brought in a large haul of the bugs.the investigation, the statement says. Snead, 47, of Tallahassee, reportedly told one driver not to answer any questions and to roll up her window. After being warned to back off, Snead replied, I know my rights and refused to leave the scene, the statement says. Additional officers responded and detained Snead, who told them his vehicle was parked nearby and he had unattended animals inside. The vehicle turned out to be unregistered, and the attached tag was assigned to a different vehicle, the statement says. Officers learned Snead recently purchased the vehicle, and according to the previous owner, he outright refused to register it. Snead was taken to Columbia County Detention Facility on charges of obstructing an officer without violence and attaching a tag not assigned to his vehicle. Sneads vehicle was impounded, and his two dogs were released to a friend who arrived at the scene. ADVICEContinued From 1A large flows of water. During Monday nights city council meeting, Councilman Jake Hill questioned Grayson Cason, interim city manager, about when work on restoring the lake would begin and what it would cost. Hill said several constituents have called asking when can they expect to see some progress on the lake. Cason said the city is trying to get grant funds to finance restoring the lake and the surrounding property and he estimated that the project would cost $1-$1.5 million. Hill suggested that the city go ahead and fund the project and when/if the city gets grant funds, they can use them as reimbursement. Cason and the other city council members said funds generated through the stormwater utility fee could be used to help pay for the project. The city just gave away $1 million to this dead building across the street, Hill said. If you can give away money like that Gwen Lake, that should be a priority. In other business, city council: n Unanimously approved a pay increase for interim city manager Grayson Cason bumping his salary to $105,000 from $86, 259.87. The motion was retroactive to May 1 when Cason became the interim city manager following the retirement of Wendell Johnson. n Unanimously approved its Sept. 30, 2017 audit from Purvis Gray & Company. The audit did not include any instances of non-compliance or a need for additional internal controls. The only recommenda tion to improve the citys financial management pertained to the citys use of purchasing cards. The audit said the city has sufficient detection control if there is any misuse of the purchasing cards, but suggested the city develop a stronger preventative control. There were several transactions last year that lacked the proper pre-approval for purchases exceeding $2,500. LAKEContinued From 1A

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A volley of misconduct accusations has trashed White House doctor Ronny Jacksons reputation and demolished his chance to lead the Veterans Affairs Department. The White House vows to clear his name. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump says he has a new candidate in mind with political capability. We hope he delivers this time. Jackson, who had been Trumps personal doctor, was a cipher on many of the important qualifications to run the VA, except for one essential prerequisite fawning loyalty to the president. Jackson had never run a huge, unwieldy, famously dysfunctional and change-averse organization. He never encountered layers of management adept mainly at wasting money and asking for more. Nor had Jackson weighed in publicly on the most important issue facing the agency: whether to accelerate the move to allow veterans more private choice in their health care. The last VA leader, David Shulkin, didnt fully embrace the mission of expanding choice. He got the hook because of that reluctance and mounting ethical troubles. The next VA secretary needs deep experience not just in lassoing unruly bureaucrats but in rethinking how the VA could better deliver health care to vets. That care needs to be first-rate, but much of it is routine and doesnt need to be delivered at a VA hospital or clinic. Much of the care veterans seek at those facilities could easily be provided by local, private doctors and clinics. Thats a way to speed care to veterans but also to help focus the agencys mission on the vets who need specialized care for combat-related injuries. Thats where many VA doctors excel. By contrast, any doc-in-the-box can do colonoscopies and prescribe statins. Many vets now have greater choice under the Veterans Choice program created by Congress in 2014, after a scandal over long wait times at some VA facilities. The program is so popular that it is slated to run out of money by early June unless Congress acts. Lawmakers, dont shortchange veterans. And dont force them back into VA buildings for ordinary problems. Keep the Choice program running. Beyond that, weve seen several smart congressional proposals to modernize the VA. One appealing idea: Update current eligibility standards so that vets can visit a private doctor even if they live close to a VA facility or dont have to endure long wait times. That proposal and many others are stalled, awaiting a new VA leader with political capability. The Jackson debacle is a warning to Trump staffers responsible for vetting candidates for this job: Be better prepared to defend the next nominee. Remember that this is the era of #MeToo. Dont bet on anyones deference or silence about past misconduct. More due diligence on the front end eliminates a White House reputation-salvaging operation on the back end. Millions of veterans depend on the VA for their health care. The next VA secretary wont have time to learn on the job. He or she will need to be battle-ready to make sure veterans get the quality of care they deserve, when and where they need it. Often, that when-and-where should lead vets not to a VA facility, but to a nearby doctor of their choosing.Nobody cares more about civics education and involvement than former Florida Governor Bob Graham does. Hes the author of a book on the subject and the founder of a center for public service at the University of Florida. He knows its an important issue that needs more attention in our schools. Abundant studies show that most Americans do not understand such core principles as the supremacy of the Constitution and the rule of law. In one disconcerting survey, nearly 10 percent of college graduates thought that televisions Judge Judy sat on the Supreme Court. But Graham isnt cheering for a proposed constitutional amendment to require the Legislature to promote civic literacy in Florida. He plans to vote against it in November because its tied to something he deplores. The amendment, put on the November ballot by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, would also enable the state to approve charter schools without the participation or consent of county school boards, which could not supervise them. Im going to end up voting against an amendment that I feel strongly about because its surrounded by what I think is bad policy, Graham told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune during an interview last week. The charter school scheme is bad policy in two ways. It shatters the present constitutional requirement for a uniform system of public schools. Thats for the benefit of the professional management companies that are lining up at the public purse in the guise of competition. Dissenting commissioner Hank Coxe, a former president of the Florida Bar, has said it would abolish public education in this state. It couples that drastic upheaval with items that have nothing to do with it except to fall under the general heading of education. That particular amendment also imposes term limits on school boards. Moreover, civic literacy a sugar-coating on a poison pill doesnt need to be in the Constitution. Florida laws already extensively spell out the fundamentals of citizenship that students are to be taught. Whether students are actually learning them is a separate question thats beyond the purview of any constitution. Another package of proposals, equally insidious, would override the voter-approved home rule charters of eight counties to magnify the political power of sheriffs and certain other constitutional officers. The wrapping on that poison pill calls for a Department of Veterans Affairs and an office on domestic terrorism, both of which already exist. Neither has any link to county charters, other than that they all deal with government. These and other examples of the commissions logrolling or bundling, as its leaders prefer to call it are unacceptable attempts to box voters into swallowing proposals they may not like to get those they do. In a guest column the Sun Sentinel printed Thursday, Brecht Heuchan, who chaired the commission committee that put these proposals together, asserted precedents for the controversial bundling. Both previous commissions, in 1978 and 1998, grouped ideas and did so with more regularity than we did, he wrote. But the record of the 1978 commission doesnt serve Heuchans argument very well. All eight of its amendments failed at the polls, largely because it had proposed to abolish the elected Cabinet and because a controversial casino gambling initiative shared the ballot. Notably, the Cabinet issue wasnt bundled with anything else. The most conspicuous example of bundling by the 1998 commission paired major tax breaks for businesses like the Daytona Speedway, which leased public property with small concessions for mobile home owners. The voters turned that down. Heuchan mentioned the present commissions widely popular proposals, including term limits for school board members, a strong ethics code, rights for crime victims and an end to greyhound racing in Florida. Significantly, the ethics code and the racing ban stand alone on the November ballot as they should. The assault on home rule charters and the dismemberment of Floridas uniform public school system should stand alone also. Neither is on Heuchans wildly popular list. One of the core principles of civic literacy is that a state constitution should deal only with the basic structure of government and the inalienable rights of the people. The commissions amendments are stuffed with details some good, some bad that dont belong in the Constitution and should be left to the Legislature. Bob Graham is right. The cause of civic literacy will be stronger, not weaker, if voters set a good example by voting down the commissions bad ones. OPINION Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter. BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: rbridges@lakecityreporter.com Tuesday, May 8, 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 OPINIONGood job on poolHats off to the school district for all the fine work at the Jared Allison Aquatic Complex, now good as new and then some. The pool opened for summer season on Monday to rave reviews. We echo them. Over the winter, the pool got a new circulation system, new coating and more. It was, in the words of Pat Sibbernsen, aquatic supervisor at the facility, a slam-up job. Sibbernsens doing a slam-up job himself with limited resources, and is even hoping to extend weekend hours (including Sundays) starting in June. Thats not set in stone, so dont get too excited just yet. But hes doing what he can to make it work. Good job to Pat and everyone else involved. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY Chicago TribuneOn this date: In 1541 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River. In 1794 Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, was executed on the guillotine during Frances Reign of Terror. In 1846 the first major battle of the Mexican-American War was fought at Palo Alto, Texas; U.S. forces led by Gen. Zachary Taylor were able to beat back Mexican forces. In 1884 the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, was born in Lamar, Missouri. In 1915 Regret became the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby. In 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced on radio that Nazi Germanys forces had surrendered, and that the flags of freedom fly all over Europe. In 1958 Vice President Richard Nixon was shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by anti-American protesters in Lima, Peru. In 1962 The musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opened on Broadway. In 973 militant American Indians whod held the South Dakota hamlet of Wounded Knee for 10 weeks surrendered. In 1984 the Soviet Union announced it would boycott the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In 1987 Gary Hart, dogged by questions about his personal life, including his relationship with Miami model Donna Rice, withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. In 1996 South Africa took another step from apartheid to democracy by adopting a constitution that guaranteed equal rights for blacks and whites. Sun SentinelSay no to civic literacy Next VA leader must give vets more choicesThe commissions amendments are stuffed with details some good, some bad that dont belong in the Constitution and should be left to the Legislature.

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T UESDAY, M AY 8, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY R E PORTER 5A T o submit your calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email St eve Wilson at swilson@lakecityreporter.com COMMUNITY CALENDARTodayVolunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need volunteers for all positions. Those interested in participating in the program may pick up an application at the Lake City Medical Center Gift Shop or the H2U office. For more, call 386-719-7713.Club registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is accepting registration for the fall session. All children ages 6-14 are eligible to attend. There are bus pickups from all elementary and middle schools. Fees for the session are $200. For more, call 386752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way in Lake City.Seed Lending Library The Columbia Seed Lending Library is available at the main library branch in downtown Lake City on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The CSLL meets at the Fort White Branch from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, and volunteers will also be on hand on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West branch library, 435 NW Hall of Fame Drive (off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75). Patrons can select a wide variety of seeds and receive advice from seasoned gardeners.GeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.WednesdayVolunteers neededCommunity Hospice and Palliative Care recently opened a new office at 163 SW Stonegate Terrace, Suite 105, Lake City. We are looking for volunteers to serve in several different capacities including: relief visits for our patients families, pet therapy, veteran pinning and clerical help. V isit our web site, Volunteer. CommunityHospice.com to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Terrific TwosTerrific Twos, a library program for toddlers, is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at First Christian Church (403 W. Duval St., Lake City) at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Newcomers group meets on Mondays at 5 p.m.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-755-1770.Duplicate Bridge ClubLake City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Country Club at Lake City. All bridge enthusiasts are welcome. For more, call Dottie Rogers at 386-758-8606.Volunteer at HavenHaven Hospice is currently seeking volunteers for many tasks including office assistance, recep tion, family greeters and patient support visitors at the Lake City Care Center, at home for respite and socialization, pet visitors, photographers for our Legacy Program and resale store volunteers for the Haven Attic thrift shop. No experience necessary. To apply online visit www.beyourhaven. org/volunteer, stop by the office or an application can be mailed to you.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.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 7525384. 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.ThursdayDAR to meetThe 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. Bingo at Amer. LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more information, call 752-7776.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for families with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.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, 628 SE Allison Court (behind Baya Pharmacy). $7 admission. Bring a dish or dessert to share. All proceeds benefit the center. Call 386-755-0235 for more.Baby & Me Baby & Me, a library program for parents and babies, is held on Fridays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.SaturdayCrime Stoppers 10th yearCrime Stoppers 10-year anniversary is set for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Darby Pavilion. There will be representatives from local law enforcement and first responders, a petting zoo and pony rides, a dunking booth and a bounce house, plus a limited supply of free T-shirts. Free hot dogs and drinks will be provided and Power County 102 will be doing a live broadcast.Plant saleThe Florida Master Gardeners (UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County) are holding a Plant Sale on 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! Find herbs, perennials, natives, vegetable plants, butterfly plants and more. Youll find beautiful, blooming potted flowers just in time for Mothers Day. Farmers 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 813-679-5390.COURTESYColumbias Top TalentPictured from left are winners from Fridays show: Sec ond place winner ($200) Christian Chiong; Golden Voice Winner ($500, 4 hours professional recording time, & a $500 scholarship) Rose Brocchi; third place winner ($100) Zachary Newsome. 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. Save for a rainy year. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Bank with a Good Neighbor. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Get a 30 Month CD FDIC-insured CD2.30APY*% John A Kasak, Agent State Farm Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 *Annual Percentage Yield as of 04/11/18. Advertised rates are subject to change at the Banks discretion. The minimum balance required to earn the stated APY is $500 (rates apply to deposits less than $100,000). A penalty may be imposed for withdrawals prior to maturity. Special Term CDs renew automatically into the next highest Standard Term CD. Some products and services not available in all areas. FDIC basic coverage amount is $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank, for each ownership category. IRA and ESA CDs are not available for terms less than 12 months. Callers who are hearing or speech impaired should dial 711 or use a preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. Save for a rainy year. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Bank with a Good Neighbor. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Get a 30 Month CD FDIC-insured CD2.30APY*%John A Kasak, Agent State Farm Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 *Annual Percentage Yield as of 04/11/18. Advertised rates are subject to change at the Banks discretion. The minimum balance required to earn the stated APY is $500 (rates apply to deposits less than $100,000). A penalty may be imposed for withdrawals prior to maturity. Special Term CDs renew automatically into the next highest Standard Term CD. Some products and services not available in all areas. FDIC basic coverage amount is $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank, for each ownership category. IRA and ESA CDs are not available for terms less than 12 months. Callers who are hearing or speech impaired should dial 711 or use a preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. COURTESYBanking at SummersFirst Federal Bank of Florida presented a program on money to 2nd grade students at Summers Elementary. T he students were educated on saving and spending money and they were each allowed to buy something at the end of the presentation with their money. Pictured is cashier Tr ason Reaves checking out Brooklynn Monroe at the store. Tr ason is getting help from Sheila Conroy, Assistan t Financial Center Manager at First Federal Bank of Florida.

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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, May 8, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 754-0421ejackson@lakecityreporter.com jkroeger@lakecityreporter.com Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and more Strength, Talent and Hustle champions, 5B. (1964) 1967 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army. ( 1970) The New York Knicks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 113-99 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to win the franchises first NBA title. (1984) The Soviet Union announced that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. (2014) The Houston Texans selected Jadeveon Clowney from University of South Carolina with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.Noles fall at Clemson on walk-off HR COMING UP THEY SAY ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAYS TOP TICKETCreekside at Columbia, 7 p.m Columbias baseball team is set for tonights Region 1-7A quarterfinal against Creekside. The Tigers are looking to advance to their first regional semifinal since 2016, when they lost to Knights. The 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. Registration will be taken until the summer camp is full. Spots are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost for the nine-week camp is $275.00. Boys and girls must be six years of age and completed the first grade through 12 years of age to attend. If you have any questions please contact Tara Krieghauser at 386-7195840 for information on the Girls Club Program or Heyward Christie at 386-754-3607 for information on the Boys Club at Teen Town Program. The Boys Club of Columbia County is now taking registration for the youth summer program which begins on June 4 through August 3. All children, ages 6-13, are eligible to attend. The club offers game rooms, movies, crafts and much more. Lunch and snacks are also provided. Fee for the session: $265. For more information please call, 386-752-4184.ON THIS DATE Kemba Walker (27), Adrian Gonzalez (35), Sam Dekker (23), Ronnie Lott (58), Lovie Smith (59), Bill Cowher (60), Mike DAntoni (66)BY THE NUMBER8The fourth-ranked Florida softball team completed the series sweep of Missouri with a 7-4 victory Sunday afternoon. It marked the eighth time in program history that the Gators have won at least 20 conference games and the third conseuctive year in a row. Lake City native Kayli Kvistad played a key role in Sundays win, belting at three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie. It was her fifth homer of the season. CLEMSON, S.C. No. 14 Florida State (32-16, 14-12) dropped the rubber match at No. 6 Clemson (36-12, 19-8) Monday night, falling 5-4 on a walk-off home run in the ninth inning. Cal Raleigh led the FSU offense with his second-consecutive three-hit game, tying a career high, and reached base in four of five plate appearances. All five of Clemsons runs were scored via home run. Seth Beers two-run home run in the seventh tied the game at 4-4. Raleigh was 3-for-4 and finished 8-for-13 against the Tigers over the series, including a pair of home runs in Sundays game. Raleighs average jumped to .308. COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREP BASEBALLPhotos by BRENT KUYKENDALL/Special to the ReporterColumbia players celebrate following their 5-3 win over Gainesville in the District 3-7A championship on May 2. The win secured home field in tonights regional quarterfinal.Columbia couldnt have drawn a much tougher opponent for tonights Region 1-7A quarterfinal. Creekside, the same team that defeated the Tigers in the regional semifinals in 2016, comes into Lake City for another playoff showdown. The meeting between the schools wasnt very close two seasons ago, with the Knights cruising to a 7-0 win. But this is a new group of Tigers, with only shortstop Dylan Blair still remaining from that 2016 squad. Riding a five-game win streak, Columbia has a strong belief in its clubhouse that tonights game wont go down in similar fashion. The Tigers learned a lot from last postseason, when they were ousted in the opening round by St. Augustine at home. Thats left a bitter taste in the players mouths all season and its a pill that dont want to swallow again tonight. I learned to take it one game at a time, Columbia pitcher Daveion Love said of last years loss. We cant look ahead of them and get overconfident with any team because anything can happen. They certainly cant overlook the Knights, who is just as talented as that 2016 team, if not better. Despite ending the season losing four of its last five games, Creekside still finished the season 19-7 and still received honorable mention in Mondays new PrepZone.com state baseball poll for Class 7A. If theres one thing Columbia can expect from Creekside tonight, its aggression. The Knights do a lot offensively to try and take teams out of their comfort zone, whether its with delayed steals or double squeezes. And base hits into the outfield? Creekside coach Kris King never hesitates to send runners home in 50-50 situations. Gates moves on from FloridaAssociated PressLINCOLN, Neb. Less than a month after being named associate head coach at Florida, Armon Gates was introduced Monday as an assistant on Tim Miles staff at Nebraska. It was a big-time whirlwind for me, Gates said at a news conference. Florida coach Mike White had announced the addition of Gates to his staff April 8. Media outlets began reporting last week that Gates would leave the Gators. Gates said he was not fired at Florida. Florida officials said the school parted ways with Gates and had no further comment. Gates was an assistant at Northwestern the last five years, and he said he realized shortly after his arrival at Florida that the fit didnt feel right. My family, they werent even there with me yet, he said. I thought it was a very important time for me to re-evaluate and assess the situation. Gates had interviewed for an assistants job at Nebraska previously and, he said, Miles rubbed off on me in a positive way. Gates said he spoke with Nebraska assistant and friend Michael Lewis about the job opening created when Kenya Hunter left April 9 to be an assistant at UConn. Gates said he then asked White for permission to speak to Miles. Miles said Gates encouraged him to call White, and the Florida coach didnt raise any issues about Gates that concerned him. Really, as you get into these things, fit is a really important thing, Miles said. I just have no doubt that Armon is a guy... Hes one of these guys who always has options, because hes so good, and there are several schools who have inquired about him in the past. With these circumstances and with his family, he thinks he can build himself into a better version of himself and build on what were doing. Nebraska names Gates team aide one month after he took job at UF. Columbia is set to host Creekside in the Region 1-7A quarterfinals.Win or go homeLightning back in East finals for third time in 4 yearsBy FRED GOODALLAssociated PressTAMPA The Tampa Bay Lightning know the grind. Back in the Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years, the Atlantic Division winners led the NHL in scoring this season but have been even more impressive defensively through the first two rounds of the playoffs. I think if people looked at our team in the regular season ... we had the most goals scored in the league or close to it. So, were kind of looked at as that team, the high-flying Bolts that can score and defense isnt really important to them, coach Jon Cooper said. To us, all along it has been (important). To win in the playoffs, you have to have that, Cooper added. Probably the one thing thats gone under the radar is how physical weve been in both series. I think thats really helped the cause to where we were. Its difficult in an 82-game season to bring that kind of intensity every single night. In the playoffs guys are more dialed in. Sundays 3-1 victory closed out the teams second-round matchup against the Boston Bruins in five games. Coming off a weeks rest, the Lightning allowed six Tampa Bay defeated Boston in five games, will face Capitals.DIRK SHADD/Tampa Bay TimesThe Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate their 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 5 in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday in Tampa. PRO HOCKEY COURTESY OF NORTHWESTERN ATHLETICSArmon Gates helped lead Northwestern to its first NCAA tournament berth and victory. LIGHTNING continued on 2B We cant look ahead of them and get overconfident with any team because anything can happen. Daveion Love, CHS head coach pitcher Columbia centerfielder Clayton Steinruck takes a lead off second base against Gainesville in the District 3-7A championship. By JORDAN KROEGER jkroeger@lakecityreporter.com TIGERS continued on 6B B1

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2B T UESDAY, MAY 8, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER TV LISTINGSToday MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB Minnesota at St. Louis 7 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Boston at N.Y. Yankees OR Seattle at Toronto NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT NBA playoffs, Western Conference, semifinal, Game 5, Utah at Houston 10:30 p.m. TNT NBA playoffs, Western Conference, semifinal, Game 5, New Orleans at Golden State SOCCER 3 p.m. NBCSN Premier League, Swansea City vs. SouthamptonNBA PLAYOFFSSundays Games Game 4: Golden State 118, New Orleans 92 Warriors lead series 3-1 Game 4: Houston 100, Utah 87 Rockets lead series 3-1 Mondays Games Game 4: Philadelphia 103, Boston 92 Celtics lead series 3-1 Game 4: Cleveland 128, Toronto 93 Cavaliers win series 4-0 Todays Games Game 5: Utah at Houston, 8 p.m. Game 5: New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.Van Gundy wont return to PistonsDETROIT (AP) Stan Van Gundy will not return to the Detroit Pistons as coach or president of basketball operations. The Pistons announced Van Gundys departure Monday, with owner Tom Gores saying it was a difficult decision. He said Van Gundy wanted to return for a fifth season with the team. The Pistons went 39-43 this season, missing the playoffs for the third time in four years under Van Gundy. Theyve made the postseason just once in the past nine seasons, and even a blockbust er trade for Blake Griffin wasnt enough to salvage 2017-18. The Pistons made the playoffs in Van Gundys second season at the helm, but they couldnt build on that breakthrough. Detroit started 19-14 before an ankle injury to point guard Reggie Jackson derailed the season. Not even the trade for Griffin in late January was enough to push the Pistons to the playoffs in their first season at downtown Detroits new Little Caesars Arena.NHL PLAYOFFSSundays Games Game 5: Tampa Bay 3, Boston 1 Lightning win series 4-1 Game 6: Vegas 3, San Jose 0 Golden Knights win series 4-2 Mondays Games Game 6: Washington 2, Pittsburgh 1, OT Capitals win series 4-2 Game 6: Nashville at Winnipeg, 9:30 p.m. Jets lead series 3-2Players union files grievance for Reid(AP) The NFL players union has filed a non-injury grievance on behalf of free agent safety Eric Reid. The NFLPA cites one team appearing to have based its decision not to sign a player based on the players statement that he would challenge the implementation of a clubs policy prohibiting demonstration during the national anthem. League policy does not prohib it demonstrating during the anthem. Referring to the labor agreement with the league, the union notes that NFL rules supersede any conflicting club rules. The union also says at least one club owner has asked pre-employment inter view questions about a players intent to demonstrate. We believe these questions are improper, given league policy. That team reportedly is the Cincinnati Bengals.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Boston 25 9 .735 New York 24 10 .706 1 Toronto 19 16 .543 6 T ampa Bay 15 17 .469 9 Baltimore 8 26 .235 17 C entral Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 17 17 .500 Minnesota 13 17 .433 2 Detroit 14 19 .424 2 K ansas City 11 23 .324 6 Chicago 9 23 .281 7 W est Division W L Pct GB L os Angeles 21 13 .618 Houston 21 15 .583 1 Seattle 19 14 .576 1 Oakland 18 16 .529 3 Texas 13 23 .361 9 NA TIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 19 14 .576 Philadelphia 19 15 .559 New York 18 15 .545 1 Washington 18 17 .514 2 Miami 13 21 .382 6 C entral Division W L Pct GB S t. Louis 20 12 .625 Milwaukee 20 15 .571 1 Pittsburgh 19 16 .543 2 Chicago 17 15 .531 3 Cincinnati 8 27 .229 13 W est Division W L Pct GB Arizona 23 11 .676 Colorado 20 15 .571 3 S an Francisco 19 16 .543 4 L os Angeles 15 19 .441 8 S an Diego 13 22 .371 10 Sunda ys Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Cleveland 4 Toronto 2, Tampa Bay 1 Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City 4, Detroit 2 Boston 6, Texas 1 Oakland 2, Baltimore 1 Arizona 3, Houston 1 L.A. Angels 8, Seattle 2 Colorado 3, N.Y. Mets 2 San Francisco 4, Atlanta 3 Washington 5, Philadelphia 4 Pittsburgh 9, Milwaukee 0 Miami 8, Cincinnati 5 San Diego 3, L.A. Dodgers 0 St. Louis 4, Chicago Cubs 3, 14 innings Mondays Games Philadelphia 11, San Francisco 0 N.Y. Mets 7, Cincinnati 6 Chicago Cubs 14, Miami 2 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. Todays Games Minnesota at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 7:40 p.m. Detroit at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Miami at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Washington at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.Cueto out 6-8 weeks, no Tommy John surgeryPHILADELPHIA (AP) San Francisco pitcher Johnny Cueto will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks because of a strained right elbow and will not have Tommy John surgery. The 32-year-old right-hander was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Cueto will undertake rest and rehabilitation. Cueto is 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA in five starts. He on the disabled list for the sec ond time this season. He missed two starts after spraining his left ankle in early April. 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PG-13 (9:50) Orange County (2002) (:15) Rellik Before SHOW 340 318 545Children of Men (2006, Science Fiction) Clive Owen. Premiere. R Shameless The Fugees Im Dying up Here Billions Not You, Mr. Dake. The Circus: InsideMan on a Ledge goals in losing Game 1. Over the last three games of the series, including a pair of wins in Boston, Tampa Bay neutralized the Bruins high-scoring line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak while not allowing an even-strength goal. Much of the credit goes to the line of Brayden Point, Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat, which rebounded from yielding 11 points to the Bergeron line in the series opener to move than hold their own against the Boston trio the rest of the way. Its a four-line effort. You have to have depth. You have to have it. Its the way everybody bought into their rolls and contributed, Cooper said. The Lightnings depth also showed offensively, with 12 players combining to score 17 goals in the second round. Point, J.T. Miller and Anton Stralman scored in Sundays clincher against Boston. For sure, you dont expect to come in and beat a team like that in four straight games after dropping the first one. We expected a long series, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said. I dont think any team goes in thinking you are going to clean out a team in the second round in five, but it happened. When you play the right way, you get rewarded for it. Tampa Bay is the eighth team since 1998 to reach a conference final three times in a four-year span. The Lightning defeated the New York Rangers in 2015, advancing to the Stanley Cup Final, where they lost to Chicago in six games. They lost the 2016 East final to the Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games. Its good, but it will be gratifying if we win two more series, forward Ryan Callahan said. Weve been here before, so the shock and awe of really getting this far really isnt there. We are happy with our first two series, but there is so much more work to do and we realize that. The Lightning will face the Washington Capitals, who finished off the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games Monday night. Well watch it for sure, but I think the most important thing at the end of the day is just getting our rest, Point said, looking ahead. Were going to be ready when our time comes, hopefully prepare well, and play some good games. LIGHTNING Continued From 1BPRO BASKETBALL PRO HOCKEY McConnell helps 76ers hold off elimination against BostonBy DAN GELSTONAssociated PressPHILADELPHIA The chants for TJ! TJ! grew louder each time T.J. McConnell darted through the lane for an easy basket or buried a 3 to build an insurmountable lead for the 76ers. He wore a sheepish look as teammates rubbed his head on the bench in appreciation, the big moment due on an undrafted guard who plugged a role in the early Process days and morphed into a surprise postseason savior. McConnell turned an eye-popping start into the save of the season and Dario Saric scored 25 points to help Philadelphia stave off elimination in a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 on Monday night. If I saw a lane, I took it. If I had an open shot, I would try and take it, McConnell said. Easy enough. Yet the Sixers still face daunting odds headed into Game 5 and trailing 3-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals: No NBA team has ever won a series down 3-0. McConnell had a careerhigh 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists in only his second start of the season and meshed well in the backcourt with Ben Simmons. The crowd chanted his initials each time he touched the ball in the fourth and he proved why he has been so valuable even as bigger stars have sliced his playing time. He was just what coach Brett Brown needed in a must-win game. I can tell you the Philadelphia 76ers spirit is just fine, Brown said. With NBA teams down 3-0 having lost all 129 series, the Sixers may need more than spirit to pull off this stunner. Joel Embiid had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Simmons had 19 points and 13 boards. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 20 points and Marcus Morris had 17. The Sixers spent the second half in control in what could be their last home game of the season. Embiid was still in the mix in his mask, stirring it up with any Celtic within his wingspan. He chirped at Marcus Morris in the third and the Celtics forward flashed a -0 with his hands. McConnell buried a 3 for a 14-point lead that would soon make that combination obsolete. The TJ! chants soon echoed throughout the Wells Fargo Center. It was a pretty special moment, McConnell said of the chants. I think we have the best fans in the NBA. Theyve been here through the dark times and theyve certainly been here on our rise. So has McConnell. Brown was desperate to spark the Sixers and benched slumping forward Robert Covington (0 for 14 combined in Games 1 and 3) for McConnell. McConnell had started 68 games combined over the last two seasons and served as an example of the type of player The Process was built on. He was an underdog, a hustler, a court general averaging 6.5 points that made him a reliable favorite for Brown. But Simmons emergence put McConnell on the bench, and without complaint. With a chance to shine, McConnell zipped inside for easy buckets, made the extra pass to keep the offense rolling and made the dive for loose balls. How do I help my stars be stars because at the end of the day thats what we need, Brown said. Thats my job. He turned to McConnell, thats how. The anticipation of elimination and a 6 p.m. EDT tip sharply cut into attendance and the game had more of an early-season feel until Embiid and Terry Rozier shook everyone up with pushing and shoving late in the first half. Embiid tried to strip the ball from Rozier after the whistle. Rozier tightened his grip and Embiid slapped at the ball again. The 6-foot-1 Rozier shoved the 7-2 Embiid in the chest with his right hand and the two quickly had to be separated. He tried to punch me twice. Too bad hes so short he couldnt get to my face, Embiid said. Rozier and Embiid were hit with Ts. Then they each hit 3s. Embiid buried one that had the crowd buzzing until Rozier came right back and hit his own. The Celtics took a punch but they can still finish it Wednesday at home. Finish the game. Get it done, Bostons Jaylen Brown said. Advance and do what we were supposed to do.Caps drop Penguins in OT to advance to East finalsBy WILL GRAVESAssociated PressPITTSBURGH Evgeny Kuznetsovs breakway goal 5:27 into overtime gave the Washington Capitals a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 on Monday night, and a berth in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 20 years. Kuznetsov took a lead pass from Alexander Ovechkin and tucked the puck by Matt Murray to end Pittsburghs two-year reign as Stanley Cup champions and propel the Capitals into the NHLs final four for just the third time in franchise history. Braden Holtby stopped 21 shots for the Capitals, who will face Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference finals. Alex Chiasson scored his first playoff goal in four years during a taut, tight contest through regulation. Kris Letang scored for the Penguins and Murray finished with 28 saves but couldnt close his legs fast enough to stop Kuznetsovs forehand flick from in close as Pittsburghs bid at becoming the first team in 35 years to win three consecutive Cups came to an abrupt end. The Capitals played without center Nicklas Backstrom, who was scratched due to a right hand injury suffered in the third period of Washingtons Game 5 victory. Forward Tom Wilson also sat for a third straight game while serving a suspension.

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LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018 3B DEAR ABBY: Im a married woman in my 30s. My husband and I own a home, which I have decorated to our taste with the exception of my bathroom. My husband and I use separate bathrooms. Mine is the one on the main floor, which is also used by our guests. A few months ago, I purchased a large piece of art to hang in my bathroom. Admittedly, it is a bit provocative, but I dont consider it to be over the top. My husband said he didnt care that I hung it, but when his father came to visit recently, he took it down and hid it. I didnt say anything, but I now feel he is embarrassed by my taste. Im hosting a couples baby shower in a few weeks, and one of the guests is very religious. My husband suggests I hang the artwork somewhere else or hide it for the party. I dont feel I should have to redecorate a room in my own home. Am I being unreasonable, or should I find a less provocative piece of art to hang for our more conservative guests? -FINE ART LOVER DEAR FINE ART LOVER: While your home is your castle, surely you want your friends and family to be comfortable in it while they visit you. Years ago, I bought an original work of art by Patrick Oliphant titled Naked Nixon, which I hung over the toilet in my powder room. While entertaining guests I knew were politically conservative, I switched it out for a print of longstemmed flowers. If you know theres a possibility someone will be offended while using a room thats a necessity, the polite thing to do would be to listen to your husband. DEAR ABBY: We invited friends over for dinner. Because they have toddlers who like to eat early, we started meal preparations accordingly. One hour before they were to arrive, the wife canceled because her daughter was cranky. She said she wanted to reschedule for two days later. Since the food was already prepared, we now have leftovers that will last for days. I dont want to go shopping again because I feel like she already stood us up, and I know she cant host us for now because she lives with her parents. Whats proper notice when canceling a dinner date? How should we as hosts handle her request to come over a different day, especially so close to the event? -MIFFED AFTER DINNER DEAR MIFFED: Because she lives with her parents, your guest could have left her cranky daughter with Nana and Poppy. Barring illness, the proper time to cancel would have been before you bought groceries for the dinner. However, with small children, things do happen, so be forgiving. Because shes a good friend, put the food you prepared in the fridge for two days and serve it when she shows up. (It may taste better after the flavors meld.) Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com Couple disagrees on etiquette of curating their bathroom art DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LAST ARIES (March 21-April 19): Speak up. Offer solutions and do what you can to help, but dont let anyone take advantage of your generosity. Keep your distance from anyone looking for a fight or showing signs of instability. Choose to work alongside compatible individuals. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Refuse to let an emotional situation interfere with your work. Take care of business first, and dont share your personal problems with anyone you work with. Make your intentions clear and your skill and input unprecedented. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Forget about taking care of everyone else. You deserve a break, and you should be putting yourself first for a change. Concentrate on making physical changes that will boost your morale. Take a moment to relax with someone you love. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Lighten up and do something you really enjoy. Refuse to let anyone put demands on you or your time. If someone makes a fuss, you should keep your distance. A spa day is favored. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Strive to maintain balance, integrity and structure. You will outmaneuver anyone or anything that gets in your way. Know your strengths and weaknesses and incorporate moderation into your plans. A romantic gesture will improve your personal life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Stick to your script if you want to stay out of trouble. Know your intention and move forward knowing you will reach your destination. Prospects look good, and being in the right place at the right time is doable. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Travel, educational pursuits and expanding your skills will all come into play if you engage in networking functions or gatherings that will help bring about much-needed change. Speak up, even if you face someone who disagrees with you. Romance is highlighted. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Partnerships will need extra care. Be mindful and listen to what others have to say. You might not agree, but understanding will help you find a solution that will benefit everyone. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Trust and love go hand in hand. If something doesnt sound accurate, ask questions. Getting to the bottom of a situation involving a friend, family member or your lover will be necessary to put a stop to an ongoing problem. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Dont expect personal matters to run smoothly. Take care of business concerns first. You can address domestic or relationship problems when you have had time to put yourself in someone elses shoes. Choose peace and love. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep a level head when dealing with someone who tends to be possessive or indulgent. Know when to say no, and youll avoid a situation that could get you into trouble. Focus on personal health, growth and happiness. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be honest about what you can do or how you feel. If you lead someone on or make a promise you dont want to keep, you will end up stressing over how to turn things around. Take better care of your health. May 8: Comedian Don Rickles is 90. Singer Toni Tennille is 76. Jazz pianist Keith Jarrett is 71. Actor Mark Blankfield (Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Incredible Shrinking Woman) is 68. Drummer Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and of Tom Tom Club is 65. Singer Philip Bailey (solo and with Earth, Wind and Fire) is 65. Country musician Billy Burnette is 63. Drummer Alex Van Halen of Van Halen is 63. Actor Stephen Furst (St. Elsewhere, Animal House) is 62.CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Please apply at https://www.anderson columbia.com/open-position s.html#op-252770-cdl-construc tion-driver DFW / EOE Registered Pharmacy Tech Experience required. Apply at Baya Pharmacy (West), 1465 US Hwy 90 West, Lake City. CDL Class A Truck Drivers Wanted. Home Evenings and Week Ends. 2 year Experience Required. May contact Donna at 386-362-1185 email dbraman@beaverbulk.com AAA Faria, LLC, 100 temporary farmworkers (Brewton, AL) 06/02/2018 to 7/31/2018. Harvesting blueberries, bag, or put in bucket, take to weigh station and load. May drive and transport workers and produce $10.95, employer may rise per productivity, 35 hours a week. 1st week guarantee. Tools are provided by employer at no cost. 3/4 guaranteed workdays. Transportation/subsistence reimbursed for costs incurred for reporting to worksite, if worker completes half the employment period. Housing provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return own residency daily. Must be 18 years old. Go to the closest State Workforce Agency or call AL 251867-4376, MS (601) 321-6030, GA 404.232.3500, FL 850.921.3299 ask for Ref. 2402009 Fulltime Kitchen help needed at Hardee's all shifts at Baya Dr and SR 100. Apply in person. 386-752-0393 Registration of Fictitious Names We the undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interested in the business or profession carried on under the name of Pecan Pond Publications, 724 SW Sherlock Terrace, Lake City, FL 32024 Cony tact Phone Number: (386) 3658742 and the extent of the interest of each, is as follows: Name: KALM Grove Enterprises LLC Extent of Interest: 100% by:/s/ Keith L. Hatcher STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF COLUMBIA Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3rd day of MAY, A.D. 2018. by:/s/ Donna Lynn Kennington Notary 426670 May 8, 2018 LEGAL ASSISTANT THREE RIVERS Legal Assistant Position in Lake City, FL. F/T. Salary DOE. EOE. Send cover letter and resume/references to jobs@trls.org Subsidize your income. The Lake City Reporter has immediate openings for carries in the following area: Ellisville, Providence and Columbia City. Apply in person at Lake City Reporter, 180 E Duval St, Lake City, FL. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. Nature's Source Products, Inc is hiring the following positions: Bag Line Chain Saw Operator Kiln Operator / Security Knuckle Boom Loader Operator Tractor Front End Loader Operator Apply in person at 854 NW Guerdon Street, Lake City FL Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. O'Neal Roofing now hiring. No experience required. Apply in person 212 SE Hickory Dr. 386-752-7578 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2018-14-CA TERRY M. KELLY as Trustee of the TERRY M. KELLY Land Trust Plaintiff, v. HARVEY L. DUNCAN, SR., and the Unknown Heirs, beneficiaries, creditors and other persons claiming by, through, under or against KATHLEEN J. DUNCAN, also known as KATHLEEN J. HAVENER, including HARVEY L. DUNCAN, JR., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: HARVEY L. DUNCAN, JR., address unknown The unknown spouse, heirs, assigns, creditors and persons having claims by, through, under or against KATHLEEN J. DUNCAN, also known as KATHLEEN J. HAVENER YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit, in and for Columbia County, Florida, to reform a deed to the following property in Columbia County, Florida: Lot 7, Block A, Langtree, a subdivision as per plat recorded in plat Book 6, pages 91 and 91A, public records of Columbia County, Florida and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to it, if any, on RALPH R. DEAS, ESQUIRE, Attorney for Plaintiff, 227 SE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32025, e-mail: ralphdeas@deaslawoffice.com, and file the original with the Clerk of the abovestyled Court at the Columbia County Courthouse, Lake City, Florida, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, not later than May 29, 2018; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS MY HAND and the Seal of this Court on April 25, 2018. P. DeWITT CASON Clerk of the Court By: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 423910 May 1, 8, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2018-61-CA MACEDONIA A.M.E. CHURCH, a/k/a A.M.E. CHURCH, a/k/a M. E. CHURCH, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN MCKINNEY, if living and if deceased, His unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through, or under him; PARMELIA MCKINNEY, if living and if deceased, Her unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under her; ROSCOE MCKINNEY, ALONZO MCKINNEY, GEORGE MCKINNEY, LEMAN MCKINNEY, A/K/A LEAMON MCKINEY, A/K/A LEAMAN MCKINNEY, LOGAN MCKINNEY, A/K/A COTON MCKINNEY, FLORENCE MCKINNEY, A/K/A FLORENCE POURNELL, COTTIE STEVENSON, ATTA ANDERS, A/K/A ATKA SHEALEY, MILDRED D. SINGLETON, if living and if deceased, Her unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under her; D. E. POLHILL, if living and if deceased, His/Her unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under him/her; Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION To: JOHN MCKINNEY, if living and if deceased, his unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under him; PARMELIA MCKINNEY, if living and if deceased, her unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under her; ROSCOE MCKINNEY, ALONZO MCKINNEY, GEORGE MCKINNEY, LEMAN MCKINNEY, A/K/A LEAMON MCKINEY, A/K/A LEAMAN MCKINNEY, LOGAN MCKINNEY, A/K/A COTON MCKINNEY, FLORENCE MCKINNEY, A/K/A FLORENCE POURNELL, COTTIE STEVENSON, ATTA ANDERS, A/K/A ATKA SHEALEY, MILDRED D. SINGLETON, if living and if deceased, their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under them; D. E. POLHILL, if living and if deceased, His/Her unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming an interest by, through or under him/her; Last known address/residence as to Defendant, John McKinney: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Parmelia McKinney: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Roscoe McKinney: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Alonzo McKinney: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, George McKinney; Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Leman McKinney, a/k/a Leamon McKinney, a/k/a Leaman McKinney: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Logan McKinney, a/k/a Coton McKinney: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Florence McKinney, a/k/a Florence Pournell: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Cottie Stevenson: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Atta Anders, a/k/a Atka Shealey: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, Mildred D. Singleton: Unknown Last known address/residence as to Defendant, D. E. Polhill: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, John McKinney: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Parmelia McKinney; Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Roscoe McKinney; Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Alonzo McKinney: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, George McKinney: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Leman McKinney, a/k/a Leamon McKinney, a/k/a Leaman McKinney: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Logan McKinney, a/k/a Coton McKinney: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Florence McKinney, a/k/a Florence Pournell: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Cottie Stevenson: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Atta Anders, a/k/a Atka Shealey: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, Mildred D. Singleton: Unknown Current address/residence as to Defendant, D. E. Polhill: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANS. Last known address/residence: Unknown Current address/residence: Unknown The identities and whereabouts as to all other Defendants listed above are unknown. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following described property: That part of Blocks 71 and 72 lying West of US Highway 27 (aka State Rode 20), Town of Fort White, Florida, per Plat Book 1, Page 48, lying and being in Section 33, Township 6 South, Range 16 East, Columbia County, Florida, per Plat Book 1, Page 48 of the Official Records of said county. has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, within 30 days after the first publication, on Thomas J. Kennon, III, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 578 West Duval Street, Lake City, Florida 32055, either before May 25, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. This notice shall be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Lake City Reporter. Copies of all court documents in this case, including Orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. There may be money owed to you after a foreclosure sale. You may contact the Clerk of the Court at 386-758-1041 for information on what you need to do to get the money. You do not need to hire an attorney or other representative to get this money. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 12th day of April, 2018. P. DEWITT CASON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 419908 April 17, 24, 2018 May 1, 8, 2018 Beautiful Commercial Suite for rent in Midtown Center, Lake City, office & warehouse space. Call 386-365-8818 We will sell the following tenants units at Tellus Self Storage 814 SW State Road 247/ Branford Hwy. Lake City, FL, on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:00AM. WE SELL FOR CASH ONLY. 386-961-9926. MICHAEL J CRAWFORD Boxes, Trunks, Sporting Goods, Tools DAVID HARRINGTON Household goods TRACY FORDHAM Furniture, household goods THADDAS JAMES Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Suitcases, Musical Equipment, Bass, Monitor, Speaker, Computer WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ALL BIDS. Cash only, 10% Buyers premium, Nyle Wells #AU3814. 422246 May 1, 8, 2018 2016 AUDI A3 SEDAN Like new 3,600 miles. Warranty to Jan 2020 or 50K miles. Turbo 1.8, very quick. 33 mph hwy. White with titanium gray heated leather interior. $22,500 Not a dealer. Call Glenn at 540-834-8912. In Print & Online www.lakecityreporter.com

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Classied Department 755-5440 LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER SPORTS TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018 5B Classi ed Department 755-5440 TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER5B Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS100685 $143,900 4/2 freshly painted & new carpet, private backyard, wired for sec system. Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS96726 3/2, FL rm, screened patio & covered deck great for entertaining. $149,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS98034 4/3 on 17th Green alongside the 18th Fairway in Country Club, brick FP, $249,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99605 Country home & 3/2 SWMH, 5.01ac, enclosed in-ground pool $224,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99913 Country home on 3.5 ac, fam rm w/FP, XLg utility/storage rm, newer A/C $99,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Now underway in Mayfair, split plan 3/2, open kitchen to living area $194,900 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100362 1997 mfg home w/open floor plan on 8ac, approx 1ac fenced, lg covered porch $87,500 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100366 2/2, huge great rm, & front porch, on 2 lots back yard overlooking Sante Fe River. $129,300 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS99962 $110,000 Currently used as residence w/office & workshop detached from home, Ft White Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100434 $64,900 10 ac ready for your dream home, already has well, septic & power, cleared homesite. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100590 $29,900 2.3 ac w/well, septic & power. mature hardwoods alread y thinned & ready for a home Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100669 $30,000 Camping lot on Sante Fe, walking dist to public boat ramp, Fort White. Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS97936 $149,000 2 homes, conc block w/ceramic tild flooring thru-out & move in ready plus 1828 sf mfg home. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99858 $189,500 3/2.5 brick w/formal LR, fam rm, fenced back yard on 6.9ac west of Lake City on SR-247 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99893 $777,500 gorgeous setting for this 2518 sqf t home w/73 ac plus 1800sf guest qtrs, 45ac lake & more! Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99767 24.8 ac w/paved rd frontage just east of Ft White HS. Owner financing avail. $198,400 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99868 $55,110 Wooded corner lot 10 square ac, offers easy access to Lake City, Ft White & Gainesville Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS98342 $1,100,000 21+ac tract west of Lake City on US90, 4027sf bldg & 6461sf bldg 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com United Country, Dicks Realty 752-8585 MLS99612 3/2 in town, fenced backyard & 2 car garage. $167,777 United Country, Dicks Realty 752-8585 MLS100394 $99,000 4/2 DWMH on 5ac in White Springs within walking dist of Stephen Foster State Park. United Country, Dicks Realty 752-8585 MLS100668 73.52 ac of raw land in Lake City, planted pines & oaks. Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 Ft White in town 2/1 inside like new. must have ref, 1st+last+ sec, smoke free, no pets. $575/mo 941-924-5183 Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lo t lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. Spacious 2/1 w/garage first, last and sec, no pets, smoke free. $725/mo 386-867-9231 Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS100460 4/3 home on Suwannee River. Floating 2-story doc k w/screened upper deck. Hallmark Real Estate Jay Nash 269-2581 MLS100490 3/2 in established neighborhood, close to everything you need in Lake City! $112,000 Hallmark Real Estate Vic Lantroop 623-6401 MLS98661 2.5 ac deep in Cannon Creek Airpark, corner lot & dead end street. $44,500 Hallmark Real Estate Lacie Lantroop 697-1681 MLS99513 $29,500 parcel at end of cul-desac minutes from town, beautiful lake at entrance. Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 MLS99619 well-known establishment in Suwannee Co w/full liquor license. Call fo r details Hallmark Real Estate Anita Tonetti 697-3780 MLS91217 Mobile Home park w/5 units on 2.5ac 3/2 DW to live in while collecting rental income. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS90282 Great investment, currently rented at $900/mo, lg lot in town, detached garage. $124,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100413 2/2 w/3rd started by closing in garage, carport, partially fenced w/nice trees, great location. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100654 3/2 brick on 1+ac, new appliances, HVAC, 10x20 deck, 2 sheds, chain link fenced backyard Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS97880 3/2 w/cook's dream kit, new stove, upscale master BA, sec system, 4+car garage. $239,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS98649 Newly remodeled 2/2 in Eastside Village, move-in ready, inside laundry rm, Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty Jackie Taylor 397-3479 MLS97359 $139,900 4/2 on fenced 4.78ac, wkshp w/roll-up doors, fenced & cross fenced. PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100045 $267,900 Executive home w/Lake Jeffery access, lg kit, oversized maste r w/ French doors to sunroom Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100057 $175,000 Spacious home on 10 ac, lg porches on front & back, split plan, lg kit w/center island. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100151 $194,500 Fantastic home in Wise Estates, lg great rm w/sliding glass door to covered porch. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100188 $39,900 Cannon Creek Airpark lot, runway license will convey with lot. Great price for runway lot. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100593 $285,000 Custom brick in southern end of county, lg great rm, open kit, oversized master to Fla rm. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100629 $399,000 Great location, convenient to Hwy 90, I75 & I10. 5000ft warehouse, office space w/reception Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100286 $574,900 3/2 home & 4/2 DWMH, 45 ac, 3 stall barn, 60x80 metal shop w/3 bay doors, power & water. Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100640 $155,000 2/2 loft style home on 5.3ac, wraparound porch, 2 car carport, workshop, 2 sheds Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100442 $94,900 4/2 DWMH w/covered front porch & back decks, 45x19 garage, stocked pond w/boat ramp. Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS100208 4/3 LR & fam rm w/FP's, office, fla rm, 2 car garage w/safe rm/basement, fish pond. $385,000 Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS100403 $94,500 3/1 2 mi from Live Oak, new HVAC, move in ready & has awesome Oak trees for shade. Poole Realty Mindy Wilkson 209-7658 MLS100430 3/2 in Jennings, LR w/vaulted ceiling & FP, lg laundry rm, bonus room upstairs. $179,900 Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS100536 $244,900 4/2 custom brick on 22.79ac, fenced back yard as well as th e entire property. Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS99570 $146,500 Home located in bend of river, spacious deck to water. Poole Realty Amanda Senea 249-1640 MLS99595 $94,90 0 Brick home in great nghbd, fenced back yard, metal roof, carport, hardwood floors. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS10002 $289,800 2/2 on Suwannee River, dock w/boat shelter Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS94089 $669,000 Colonial on 5ac, 4/3 & 2 partial BA, 3 HVAC units Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS98482 4BR/3BA 2198hsf $298,200 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99455 $189,440 Reserve at Jewel Lake, community dock. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS99616 $298,900 2/2 river house on Suwannee, wraparound porch Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scott Stewart 867-3498 MLS99218 $83,900 7.5ac lot in Rose Creek Plantation. FOR RENT 3 BDRM 2 BA HOME 1206 SW McFarlane Ave., Lake City, FL. 3 bdrm, 2 ba home, fenced back yard. Available June 1st. $1000 per month, $500 security deposit, $50 application fee. Nonsmokers and no pets. Call for appointment. 904-813-8864 Windsong Apartments We offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455 BUY IT SELL IT FIND IT Lake City ReporterClassifieds COURTESY PHOTOSTeam Talent were the champions of the April Dream Tournament. Team Talent 16 and under were the champions of the St. Patricks Weekend Tournament. The Team Talent 15 and under team were champions of the St. Patricks Weekend Tournament. The Team Strength, S.T.H. eighth grade and under team were the champions of the St. Patricks Weekend Tournament. The Team Hustle, S.T.H. girls team finished runner-up. YOUTH BASKETBALL Strength, talent and hustle teams bring home hardware

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6B T UESDAY, MAY 8, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER ALL-TECH RACEWAY Weekend winners on the trackPhotos by LOUIE MASON/Special to the ReporterLEFT: Johnie Yeomans was the Box Stock winner. RIGHT: Tom Smith was the C-Class winner. LEFT: Nevin Gainey was the Florida Late Model winner. RIGHT: Jason Garver was the E-Mod winner. LEFT: Kevin Durden was the Pure Stock winner. RIGHT: Donnie Ashford was the Street Stock winner.COLLEGE BASEBALL Gopher coach: Strong finish, not regional host bid, is goalBy ERIC OLSONAssociated PressMinnesota has won 16 of 18 games and put itself in the conversation for hosting an NCAA Tournament regional after a weekend sweep of nationally ranked Indiana. The Gophers (32-12, 14-3) are as high as No. 15 in the major polls and tied with Michigan for the Big Ten lead. They have a favorable finishing schedule as they try to win the conference regular-season title for the second time in three years. Minnesota ranks at or near the top in the Big Ten offensively, defensively and on the mound. The challenge now becomes mental, coach John Anderson said Monday. People are talking about you, writing about you, and everybody has expectations for you, he said. Weve been real good about staying connected to our own values and doing what we want to do every day. Thats what will be interesting down the stretch here, to see if we can stay connected. If we get connected to the scoreboard and standings and regionals, its going to take away from the focus that needs to be on our play. The Gophers took down the top pitching team in the Big Ten in Indiana, winning the first two games by a combined 13-2 and completing the sweep with a 7-6 win in 10 innings. Shortstop Terrin Vavra was 6 for 7 with two home runs, a double and five RBIs against the Hoosiers. He is batting .405 after overcoming back problems that bothered him the last two years. Freshman Patrick Fredrickson, who allowed two hits over seven innings on Saturday, is 7-0 with a 1.44 ERA in a team-leading 68 2/3 innings. Fellow freshman Max Meyer has 12 saves to go with his 1.95 ERA. Our young pitching staff has performed at a level you could not have predicted, Anderson said. The April weather tested the Gophers. What was supposed to be a home series against Penn State was moved to West Lafayette, Indiana, because of snow. Snow cover on Siebert Field forced the first two games of the home series against Iowa to be played at Target Field. The games against Indiana marked the first complete series Minnesota has played at Siebert. Anderson likes the demeanor of his players, given the resolve theyve showed during the harsh spring. Theyve been eager to play wherever theyve been told to go, he said. Theyve walked the talk pretty much every single day, he said. If Im a betting man, I have to bet that they are going to stay focused here on the process of just trying to compete and play the game at a high level. Anderson has coached 19 teams that have made regionals, and only one has hosted. Not an everyday occurrence, he said. Its not Florida State.IN THE POLLSSoutheastern Conferenceleading Florida (38-11) won two of three at Texas A&M and remained No. 1 in the D1Baseball.com and Baseball America rankings. Stanford (37-6), which has swept two straight Pac-12 series and won 14 of 15 games, was ranked No. 1 by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and No. 2 by D1Baseball. com and Baseball America. North Carolina (32-13), on an eight-game win streak, is No. 3 by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball. Oregon State (35-7-1) is No. 3 by D1Baseball.com.VOLS COACH SUSPENDEDTennessee coach Tony Vitello and pitching coach Frank Anderson were suspended for the 5-3 series-clinching win over Kentucky on Sunday. Vitello and Anderson were ejected for arguing a balk call in the sixth inning of a 10-3 loss Saturday. Vitello, who continued to argue after getting the heave-ho, also will have to sit out Fridays game against Vanderbilt.IRON ARMArkansas-Pine Bluff left-hander Peyton Burks became the third pitcher this season to go 10 innings. Burks threw 144 pitches Sunday in a 6-2 win over Prairie View A&M. His long outing came on only three days rest following a 4 1/3-inning, 96-pitch relief stint in a loss to Mississippi.FROGS BOUNCING BACK?TCU (27-18), which made the College World Series four straight years, has won six straight and eight of nine since getting swept at Baylor. The current streak included a shutout streak of 42 2/3 innings.ON THE DOUBLELehigh set a national season high with 13 doubles in a 27-2 victory over winless Saint Peters last Wednesday. Ryan Malloy had three doubles and nine of his teammates each had at least one. Kris does a lot of, Im banking on you making a perfect throw scenario, Columbia coach Brian Thomas said. A base hit to the outfield with a runner on second base, hes wheeling him. Hes bringing him. Hes demanding that you make a perfect throw to home to get their guy out. Theyre not scared. For the eight years I coached against (Creekside), thats been their M.O. you may throw us out once, you may throw us out twice, but were probably going to score two or three runs doing it this way and we feel like our two or three are better than your one or two. Thats the way they play. Luckily for Columbia, Thomas is very familiar with Creekside. When Thomas was the coach at Nease prior to taking over the Tigers in 2017, he faced off with the Knights in the same district countless times. Although Luke Marabell has since left as head coach, King was promoted to the job from his assistant post. Thomas says Kings system is practically the same as it was under Marabell, which Thomas believes provides a huge advantage for his team. I think Kris is probably having to do more digging on a report for us than I am on a report for him and I think thats going to come into play a little bit, Thomas said. I know a lot of the idiosyncrasies that they like to do and weve talked about it. The Knights didnt exactly think theyd be in this situation, having to travel on the road for their first playoff game. They were the No. 2 seed in the District 4-7A Tournament and looked primed to win the crown when four-seeded St. Augustine upset top-seeded Nease. But then St. Augustine upset Creekside, sending the Knights west to Lake City for tonights showdown. Then theres Columbia, which didnt even look playoff bound following its fourth straight loss to Newberry on Apr. 20. Fast-forward two-and-half weeks, and the Tigers have won five straight and their fourth straight district title. I feel like we stopped playing for each other, Love said of the losing streak. We play for each other now and not for ourselves. During the middle of the season, everybodys worried about their stats and in a one-and-done (scenario) you have to play as a team and thats what everybody is doing trusting each other. While Creekside looks vulnerable, reeling at an inopportune time, Columbia feels its playing its best baseball at the right time. The Tigers are happy with another district title but they want more. They want a piece of history they want to be the first Columbia team to win a regional title. Its a three-step process, with step one on deck tonight. We belong. We have another district championship but as the kids said, winning districts are great but lets go do something that hasnt happened here, Thomas said. Thats a goal and we talked about it openly and freely all year. I think you have to talk about those things. Were playing good enough baseball right now that I wouldnt be real comfortable playing us if I were an opponent. Were loosey-goosey, were pretty flighty in the dugout we definitely have some characters but they kind of have that mentality Im not going to let you beat me. We tasted that and we dont like that taste so were not going to let you do that to us today. TIGERS Continued From 1B