Dragging incident finally in the booksBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comTen months after a bungled traffic stop and more than two months after the ensuing disciplinary action and following repeated requests for the material details have been made public of the fallout for a Lake City Police Department Officer who was reportedly dragged by a moving vehicle last July, but was later discovered to have jumped into the bed of a fleeing pickup truck. Officer Stuart Robinson received a written reprimand for failing to display reasonable care in the performance of assigned and lawful duties and responsibilities, according to a disciplinary report signed by LCPD Chief Argatha Gilmore Feb. 27. On July 6, Robinson was assisting officer Arielle Peterson during a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 and Sisters Welcome Road. 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But budget chief Rob Bradley, who represents Columbia County in the Florida Senate, indicated corrections health-care problems may spur lawmakers to consider criminal-justice reforms that have failed to gain traction in previous years. Corrections Secretary Julie Jones announced last week she is slashing contracts with nearly three dozen substance-abuse and re-entry providers --programs considered integral to reducing recidivism and helping inmates transition back into society --by at least 40 percent because the Bradley says no to prison budget hole, maybe to reforms Sticking point remains healthcare for inmates. BRADLEY continued on 2A Body of missing woman found Deadly Projectile Despite initial claim, officer jumped in bed of pickup as it fled. Grief-stricken daughter: I cant put it into words.By STEVE WILSONswilson@lakecityreporter.comThe story of a former Lake City resident has ended tragically in Illinois. The body of Theresa Terri Cox, 56, was found Thursday evening in Springfield, Illinois, as report ed by the State Journal Register, Springfields local newspaper. She had been reported missing on March 23, and her remains were identified by the Sangamon County Coroners Office on Friday. Toxicology tests are pending. Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards said by telephone that as of Saturday afternoon neither a cause nor manner of death had been determined. The toxicology will probably take three weeks or more to get back to us, Edwards said. Coxs daughter, Lindsay Wiggins, also of Lake City, described her mother as absolutely wonderful. I just cant put it into words, she said. She will really be missed. Family members said that, following a report made Thursday evening to police, Coxs body was found in a compost bin locat ed in the backyard of Edward Hughes, whose home is located on Springfields west side. Family members were in the process of making funeral arrangements as of Friday afternoon, as reported by the SJR. Cox relocated from Lake City to Springfield in March, due to her father, John Hall, being placed in hospice care, and planned to stay with her mother, Nancy Hall. Following a March 23 incident when Cox reportedly attempted to swallow an entire bottle of muscle relaxant pills, in front of relatives, she got away from them and escaped to a near-COURTESY PHOTOSUnwelcome surprise for law firmWheel flies off semi, crashes into E. Duval Street officeBy STEVE WILSONswilson@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City law office was damaged late Friday morning in what can only be described as a freak accident. Attorney Teresa Morgan, owner of the Morgan Law Clinic on Duval Street in Lake City, was in her office at 11:45 a.m. when one of the wheels from an 18-wheel tractor trailer crashed through an office window, badly damaging the interior. There were two of us there at the time, myself and one of my employees, Morgan said, adding that there were no clients present at the time. No one was injured during the incident. Morgan said that her understanding was that the driver of the tractor trailer was heading west on US 90 (East Duval WHEEL continued on 2A BradleyTOP: A wheel from a tractor-trailer came off and crashed into the lobby of a Duval Street law firm Friday. The front window is pictured above. LCPD continued on 7A Black bear spotted in Lake CityFrom staff reportsA black bear was sighted by several residents in the area of Lake Drive and Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center late Thursday, according to the Lake City Police Department. Officers are currently trying to locate the bear, according to an LCPD social media post Friday morning. If seen, please call us at 386-752-4343 immediately. LCPD posted the following instructions and warnings: Do not approach the bear if spotted. If confronted, remain calm and avoid eye contact. Do not run or make sudden movements. Do not play dead. No one was hurt, says firms owner. COURTESYTheresa Cox (right) and daughter Lindsay Wiggins. Crime StoppersCause of death not yet known, says coroner; funeral plans to be announced Monday. TERRI continued on 7A BEAR continued on 2A A3
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Jones said the cuts, which are already being implemented in time for the July 1 start of the new fiscal year, were necessary because lawmakers did not fully fund the corrections agency, which is running about $80 million in the red. The reductions were announced as Jones finalizes negotiations on a renewed contract with prison health-care company Centurion, hired by the secretary in 2016 in an emergency, no-bid agreement after one private vendor quit years before its contract was up and before she fired another vendor. Contractors that provide substance-abuse and re-entry services to the prison system had hoped the Joint Legislative Budget Commission, a panel of House and Senate members with the power to make funding decisions when the Legislature is not in session, would steer additional funds to the Department of Corrections to avoid the program cuts. Were looking at all that stuff right now, House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O Lakes, told reporters Wednesday when asked about the cuts. Corcoran blamed the Senate for the corrections agencys financial woes, saying the House had proposed higher funding but agreed to the Senate position as part of budget negotiations. Its not unusual for the two chambers early budget proposals to differ, and both the House and Senate eventually signed off on the final budget. Its got to be fixed and it will be fixed, Corcoran said of the Department of Corrections funding problems. But contradicting Corcoran, Bradley said the corrections department and the affected contractors will have to live within the $2.4 billion budget lawmakers approved for the agency in March during the regular legislative session. An appropriation of $437 million was about $55 million short of what corrections officials estimated they will need for inmate health care, which includes pharmaceuticals, according to documents distributed by the agency last week. I think the budget that passed off the floor and was signed by the governor in March is the budget thats going to hold through the next fiscal year, Bradley said. After the session ended, Jones and Centurion negotiated a 12-month agreement that resulted in the DOC having to spend an extra $28 million on health care, he said. Jones is trying to finalize a deal with Centurion, the only company that responded to an invitation to negotiate with the state for inmate health services. Former prison health-care vendors --such as Corizon Health, which in late 2015 notified the state that it was walking away three years early from a five-year, $1.2 billion deal --have complained that they lost money on the contracts. After ordering the cuts to the substance-abuse and reentry programs, Jones is shifting funds within the agency, something she is authorized to do when the Legislature is not in session. That will ensure that the agency has the money for a new contract with Centurion, department spokeswoman Michelle Glady told the News Service. Because Jones intends to award the health-services contract later this month, we need to continue moving forward with our plan to move the funding from the contracted-services category to the health-services category, Glady said. We need to show that funding is there before we award a contract, she said. Bradley, a lawyer who formerly chaired the Senate Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, defended Joness decision to cut the services, saying she runs the risk of federal intervention if the agency fails to fulfill its constitutional duty to provide health care services to inmates. That is an unacceptable outcome. The secretary is doing what she believes is necessary to comply with this constitutional mandate, he said. News Service staff writer Lloyd Dunkelberger contributed to this report. BRADLEYContinued From 1A COU RTESYFirst responders display a wheel that came off a semi on East Duv al Street Friday morning and crashed through the front window of a law office. No one was hurt.More safety tips for encountering Florida Black Bears: http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabita/managed// living/encounter/ Please remember that black bears are protected in Florida. Here is FWCs guide regarding getting a bear off your property: http://myfwc.com/ wildlifehabitats/managed/ bear/living/scare/ Here is more information on the bear rule, which protects them, including penalties for endangering a black bear: http://myfwc.com/ wildlifehabitats/managed/ bear/rule-faqs/ BEARContinued From 1A Street) at the time. When the wheel came loose, the tire had to have hit the stop sign near her office, then flown across the parking lot through her office window. First responders at the scene estimated it had to have been flying through the air at at least 50 to 60 m.p.h. Morgan said that the driver did not stop during the incident and his or her identity is unknown. My husband brought the wheel home, she said. The bolt holes were worn and the best we can determine is that the bolts came loose and the wheel came off. Attempts to obtain additional details from the Lake City Police Department were unsuccessful as of press time. Morgan added that she is grateful no one was injured during the acci dent, and that anyone with information about what happened and who might have been responsible is encouraged to call 386755-1977. WHEELContinued From 1A
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This column was originally published on May 11, 2003.I remember the day my mother led the church singing. It was awful and it was beautiful. Awful because she had a screechy singing voice, like Edith Bunker on TVs All in the Family. Beautiful because she had the compassion to lead the singing knowing she could not sing. The scene was a little country church, possibly Prospect or Bethel of Bony Bluff. The occasion was a funeral attended by only a dozen or so mourners. I was the only child there. In my memory, the service was short. Probably just a prayer, an obituary, a brief eulogy, and a short sermon. The minister probably reminded us that human life is like grass in time it withers; that human glory is like a flower in time it fades. Then he probably expressed confidence, or hope, that the deceased was a child of God and would therefore endure forever. The short sermon ended and the minister asked us to stand and sing a closing hymn. He announced that the deceased had made a deathbed request for Amazing Grace to be sung at his funeral. The minister then asked that someone in our small congregation begin the song. He explained that he was not a song leader and had been unable to provide one. Will someone please lead us? he asked. Nobody made a sound. Anyone at all, he said. Nobody moved. Someone just help us get started, he pleaded. Everybody remained still and quiet. There was a kind of doom in the air. We were facing a small crisis. Nobody was going to start the singing. Outside, the birds may have been singing but, inside, the minister heard only the sound he dreaded most: silence. Then it happened. Head down, my shy mother, with her highpitched screech, started singing, all alone. Uh uh maay-zingg grace, How sweet thu-uh sound... That did it. That got us started. One by one, others joined in until everyone was singing. No piano, no organ. Just human voices quietly echoing throughout the small church. There we stood, 12 or so tuneless souls, struggling to sing the best we could, but by the last stanza we were all united in singing the most beautiful verse in all hymndom. When weve been there ten-thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, Weve no less days to sing Gods praise than when we first begun. The song ended and we all remained standing. The minister paused, then looked silently out at us with love, tenderness, and gratitude. Maybe we were all thinking the same thing: We did it. We sang the mans song for him. We did not let him go to his grave without his song. And my shy, timid mother had led the singing to be sure we did it. As we left the little church that day, the words of that powerful, magnificent hymn rang in my young soul. Amazing grace! The overwhelming wonder of Gods loving mercy toward humankind. How sweet the sound! So true. But that day I had also discovered another mighty sweet sound: My mothers singing voice. The memory would forever more be sweet music to my ears. My mother, Ida Belle English Williams. Born on a remote farm near Fargo, Georgia, and, equipped with just a third grade education, she endured an early life of incredible hardship but she always retained a sweetness of spirit and a love of people. Life span: 78 years, eight months, 26 days. Of all those days we shared, the one I remember best is the day she led the church singing. In memoriam, Happy Mothers Day, Mama.So, so many are quick to say President Donald Trump made a horrible error in withdrawing from the 2015 Iranian nuclear accord, and some doubts are understandable even as the definitive harrumph is nonsense. The fact is, Trump kept pushing Iran to exhibit peaceful intent, it did not and we are therefore in a situation where its continuing evil is ever more a real peril even if unseen by those who do not want to see. Iran has been moving ahead to build nuclear weapons. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demonstrated as much with 100,000 hidden Iranian documents that Israel found. Critics yawn, but some of those showed Iranian determination to roll ahead with its weaponizing ambition, if at a slower pace. The deal from the start never said hey, stop everything. It just said quit doing as much as you were. It let Iran keep its nuclear infrastructure and keep enriching uranium if not by as much. It said Iran could still shoot off those ballistic missiles, obviously meant to transport nukes someday. All of these appeasement nods would somehow work out, the Barack Obama team said, because we would build better relations with Iran over time and weve got a good inspection regime. According to deal supporters, Iran has majestically lived up to every promise. False, false and false. Instead of geniality, what weve received from Iran is threats to wipe out Israel, the harassment of the U.S. military to the point of taking hostages and a bloody, terroristic presence in the Middle East meant to say Iran would soon be in murderous control. The Iranians have at least a day to prepare for any inspection and inspectors are denied any access at all to particularly suspect military bases that Britain, France and Germany agree should be looked at. As for compliance with the deal, consider some 32 illicit efforts to get foreign technology that have nuclear weaponry implications, at least as reported by a German intelligence agency. President Barack Obama said the only alternative to the weak-kneed deal was war, and some Trump critics have said his abandonment of the deal could send Iran scurrying to get its nukes, something that would now take about a year as compared to maybe three months before the deal. The thing is, some of the other six countries involved in this are making billions through trade with Iran, and for that reason and others, want to keep their part of the deal intact. So does Iran because, instead of taking returned billions and putting them into its economy, it put them into military buildup and support of terrorism. The economy is collapsing, strikes are happening, outright rebellion could be in the offing and the regime could be in peril without that trade. Because of a return of U.S. financial sanctions, none of this will be nearly as profitable on either side as before, however, and Iran may just finally decide that it had better heed some of what Trump wants Consider that the Obama deal was comparable to President Bill Clintons nuke deal with North Korea all talk, little action and then consider how Trumps tough stance is just maybe working with North Korea. Ponder how North Koreans recently released three American prisoners as a prelude to talks while the Iranians released no American prisoners until Obama provided a ransom that he and confused supporters said was not a ransom. Some good has come out of the Iranian deal, such as Iran sending Russia much of its super-enriched uranium while getting all kinds of natural uranium back, but it was Obama who facilitated the U.S. departure. Contrary to the Constitution which he promised to preserve, protect and defend, he did not get a required treaty that the Senate would have to ratify, but a deal Trump could easily break. But just maybe improve, too. OPINION Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! 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BY EMAIL: email@example.com Sunday, May 13, 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 OPINIONNot a happy day for someAs you mark the holiday with your loved ones, please keep in mind that not everyone is joyous today. One local woman, Lindsay Wiggins, learned just Thursday that her mother, who had been missing for weeks, was dead. We got to know Ms. Wiggins back in March when she came to us seeking help in the search for Theresa Terri Cox, already missing for a week back then. As time passed Ms. Wiggins began to sense things might not end well, but kept up her hope as best she could. Remember her today. Please also remember others facing problems they may or may not have shared, even with friends health matters, financial ills, personal woes. They, too, deserve at least a passing thought, a brief moment of charity amidst the joy of a family gathering. Then do something every bit as good for your soul: Read the Morris Williams column on this page, in which a master writer pays homage to his dear mother. This piece has run many times before, but it rings fresh and true every time. Finally, savor every second with your family, and thank God for all your blessings even if they are sometimes punctuated with pain. Youll count them even more precious. Happy Mothers Day. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: In 1607, English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown settlement in Virginia (the colonists went ashore the next day). In 1846, the United States declared that a state of war already existed with Mexico. In 1917, three shepherd children, Lucia de Jesus dos Santos and two of her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary near Fatima, Portugal; it was the first of six such apparitions that the children claimed to have witnessed. In 1918, the first U.S. airmail stamps, featuring a picture of a Curtiss JN-4 biplane, were issued to the public. (On a few of the stamps, the biplane was inadvertently printed upside-down, making them collectors items.) In 1940, in his first speech as British prime minister, Winston Churchill told Parliament, I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. In 1958, Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, were spat upon and their limousine battered by rocks thrown by anti-U.S. demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela. Trump may be right about Iran deal Trump may be right about Iran deal How sweet the sound ... Morris WilliamsMorris Williams is a Lake City historian and longtime retired educator. Jay AmbroseSpeaktoJay@aol.com Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers and the editor of dailies in El Paso, Texas and Denver, is a columnist living in Colorado.
TodayBingo games Bingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m.For more, call 386752-7776.TuesdayVolunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need 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 386-752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way in Lake City.Seed Lending Library The Columbia Seed Lending Library is available at the main library branch in downtown Lake City on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The CSLL meets at the Fort White Branch from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, and volunteers will also be on hand on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West branch library, 435 NW Hall of Fame Drive (off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75).WednesdayVolunteers neededCommunity Hospice and Palliative Care recently opened a new office at 163 SW Stonegate Terrace, Suite 105, Lake City. We are looking for volunteers to serve in several different capacities including: relief visits for our patients families, pet therapy, veteran pinning and clerical help. V isit our web site, Volunteer. CommunityHospice.com to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Terrific TwosTerrific Twos, a library program for toddlers, is offered onWednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at First Christian Church (403 W. Duval St., Lake City) at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Newcomers group meets on Mondays at 5 p.m.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-7551770.Duplicate Bridge ClubLake City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Country Club at Lake City. All bridge enthusiasts are welcome. For more, call Dottie Rogers at 386-758-8606.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-7551770.Haven seeks helpHaven is always seeking compassionate volunteers looking to give back and make a positive impact on their communities. There are many ways in which skills and a smile can make a difference by volunteering. Explore all of the possibilities at www.beyourhaven.org or by calling 386-752-9191 to speak with the volunteer coordinator.Free soil testingFree soil pH tests are available every Wednesday morning at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Suite 170, in Lake City. Residents may bring a sample to the office during regular business hours. For more, call 752-5384.Catholics Come HomeA Catholics Come Home and Adult Catholic Education Inquiry Program will be presented at San Juan Catholic Mission each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-8:15 p.m.ThursdayGeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.Bingo at American LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more information, call 752-7776. Jewel H. PueschelMrs. Jewel H. Pueschel, 93, of Lake City passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Haven Suwannee Valley Care Center following a lengthy illness. A lifelong resident of Lake City, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Mary Ellis Huchingson. She was preceded in death by her husband John Pueschel, her sons Jimmy and Doyle, and brothers, C.D., Ernest, and Homer Huchingson. Mrs. Pueschel enjoyed attending Church at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, taking photos, sewing, being outside, and reading her Bible and other books. Mrs. Pueschel is survived by her sister, Vinny Yates of Atlanta, GA; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 16, 2017 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery with Elder Herman Griffin officiating. Interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center, 6037 W. US HWY 90, Lake City, FL 32055. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAYFOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. HWY 441, Lake City. (386) 752-1954. Please sign the online guest book at www.gatewayforest lawn.com. Q.A. Sax Saxon Q.A. Sax Saxon, 70, of Lake City, Fl., passed away on Saturday, May 12,2018 at his residence following an extended illness surrounded by family. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Monday, May 14, 2018 from 4-5:00 PM at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of GATEWAYFOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S US Hwy 41, Lake City, Fl., 32025, (386) 752-1954. Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. S UNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A COMMUNITY CALENDAROBITUARIES 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. LAW ENFORCEMENT/ FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION DAY 11:OOAM SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 THANK Y U We will be recognizing and honoring our Law Enforcement Ofcers & First Responders during our morning service. On Duty or Off Duty Please stop by and let us show our appreciation for your service. 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At the finish line they could pose for a team selfie, and receive math-related flash cards and standard playing cards. Principal Tom Lashley and Assistant Principal Susan Summers donned striped shirts and blew their whistles when needed to keep the compe tition friendly. Parents had as much fun as the kids, showing that school is cool, where learning is fun. The winning team at nights end was Team Savage Indians, who managed to complete the math strategies course filled with road blocks, speed bumps and detours with a time of 26 minutes! LEFT: Team Savage Indians came out to win and they did indeed, completing the challenging course in only twenty-six minutes. Team members were, from left, Tiffany Bratcher, Landon Sanders, Peyton Sapp and Masina Sapp. RIGHT: Fort White Elementary School first grade student Jordan Walker completes a challenging math strategy. Jordan brought his mom along, but Jordan did the heavy thinking on the course.
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LEFT, BELOW: Bonnie Brock leads Kynslee Herringshaw, 5, on a pony ride during the Crime Stoppers 10th Anniversary Celebration.By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comAbout a year ago, a pair of armed robbers stormed into a local internet cafe and robbed the establishment. Not only did the robbers take all the cash they could find, but they also shot the two security guards at the business. By the time authorities arrived at the scene, the robbers were long gone with the loot and security guards could provide little to no information about the suspects. However, days later, authorities were able to arrests the two suspects. The major break in the case came from tips provided through the Columbia County Crime Stoppers program. The Columbia County Crime Stoppers program celebrated its 10th Anniversary Saturday with an event at Darby Pavilion. Crime Stoppers is a program where people can provide law enforcement with information anonymously for a possible monetary reward. The program is funded through criminal fines from the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund, local fundraising and donations. Cindy Innocenti, Columbia County Crime Stoppers program director and treasurer, said during the organizations inception, the tips the organization has received and arrests made, more than $43,000 worth of drugs have been seized and taken off the local streets. Columbia County Crimes Stoppers has received more than 1,800 tips in 10 years and more than $22,000 worth of property has been recovered with the aid of the program. Out of all those tips weve received, it lead to 118 people being arrested, Innocenti said. Of the 118 arrested, 49 were fugitives. During its 10 years Columbia County Crimes Stoppers has approved more than $25,000 worth of rewards. Weve only paid out $9,800 because people dont claim the reward, Innocenti said. They just want to do the right thing and report stuff anonymously. Charlie Carlson, Columbia County Crime Stoppers chairperson, said the program helps the county by getting information authorities wouldnt get through ordinary channels. Its important to have Crime Stoppers because with out it there would probably be a lot more crime in the area, he said. Columbia County Sheriffs Deputy Sgt. Clint Dicks, law enforcement coordinator for Columbia County Crime Stoppers, said the bigger tips for the area has been information about drugs. Crime Stoppers is a great tool to have, he said. A lot of people dont want to give information, get involved or go to court or put themselves in danger. This is a great tool they report stuff to us to keep them out of danger and reports.Photos by TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter
S UNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 7A Dragging case ends in reprimand COURTESY LCPDIn this still photo from dashcam footage, LCPD Officers Arielle Peterson and Stuart Robinson watch as a Ford pickup truck begins to flee from a July 6, 2017 traffic stop. Moments later, Robinson jumped in the bed of the truck, prompting Peterson to briefly give chase on foot before running back to her patrol car to give pursuit. Peterson, who later claimed her foot was run over by the vehicle as the driver fled, backed away as the suspect started the truck and was well clear as it sped away. LCPDContinued From 1AThe driver, Breon Antoine Pope, 30, had active warrants for violation of probation and possession of a controlled substance. Pope tried to flee in his Ford F-150 when the officers tried to apprehend him. Robinson spontaneously ran after the vehicle and jumped in the bed of the truck. During the ensuing pursuit, Robinson was ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries, according to a Dec. 11 report from Lt. John Miles. After the incident, the Lake City Reporter submitted a public records request for all documents about possible disciplinary action taken or considered against Stuart Robinson of LCPD. After numerous follow-up requests, city officials in April produced documents pertaining to a separate, unrelated incident, but documents related to the July 6 traffic stop were not made available until Friday. When Miles interviewed Robinson about the traffic stop, Robinson said he had no independent recollection of the incident, according to Miles Dec. 11 report. Officer Robinson did not remember jumping in to the bed of the fleeing pickup truck and could only surmise that it was a split second decision that he made in an attempt to apprehend the suspect, Miles wrote. Miles advised Robinson to weigh the risk of immediately capturing a suspect against the possibility of trying to detain them in the future, according to the report. Robinson agreed that boarding a moving vehicle was not a prudent decision, the report states. Robinson and Peterson were conducting a DUI investigation on the stopped vehicle. The footage shows the truck slowing down at an intersection about a mile into the pursuit. Robinson exited the vehicle off camera. After the chase, Pope was taken to Lake Shore Hospital and later booked into Columbia County Detention Facility on charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, driving on a suspended license and violation of probation. Robinson was flown directly from the scene to UF Health Shands in Gainesville. That night, LCPD told the Lake City Reporter Robinson was dragged by the truck for nearly a mile. News of the reported dragging spread across social media, sparking widespread concern from the community until dashcam footage surfaced in late July and contradicted the claim. Following the incident, Peterson claimed the fleeing truck ran over her foot as it sped away from the scene, but the footage shows she was standing 2 to 3 feet away from the vehicle as it sped off. After questioned about the inconsistency, LCPD suggested an adrenaline bump made Peterson mistakenly believe the truck ran over her foot. COURTESY LCPDOfficer Stuart Robinson is pictured with LCPD Chief Argatha Gilmore in the hospital two days after the July 6 incident. FILEA state trooper is pictured at the scene of the incident on the night of Thursday, July 6.by alley. Her relatives had called an ambulance, and despite a subsequent search by police, firefighters and community volunteers, Cox was not seen alive again. Her father, John Hall, died on March 25 from small cell carcinoma. My prayer to everyone is to hold your children close and let them know you love them, Nancy Hall told the SJR. Funeral arrangements for Cox are expected to be announced by the family on Monday. TERRIContinued From 1A
8A SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER LCMS hosts an all out Robot Rumble rf 213 NW Gleason Dr, Lake City, FL 32055 | TheCanopyLiving.comYOUR TABLE (and life) ARE WAITING. ALF LICENSE PENDING This might just be the most important reservation youll ever make.CALL NOW!SPACE IS LIMITED Photos by TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterThe inaugural Robot Rumble took place Saturday at the Lake City Middle School gymnasium with several hundred people in attendance. The event, designed to showcase robot programming, robot operation and robot building had 28 teams from local schools attend the event with third 12th grade students. TOP: Shawn Cuchens (from left) looks into a monitor with Noah Walker, Lake City Medical Center public relations manager, instructing him on how to use the da Vinici Surgery Robot. RIGHT: Jenna Cotte (from left), Haley Catledge, GiGi Lorenzo and Angeline Gallar get instructions from Lake City Middle School STEM teacher Jennifer Saylor as the students work on programming robots. ABOVE: Arnav Kapasi (from left) and Logan Mears, get information about the Columbia County Robotics team competition robot from team members Daveyon Brown, Audrey Nydam and Sarah Griffin Saturday at the inaugural Robot Rumble.
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, May 13, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com FAST BREAK UF softball captures schools 4th SEC title No. 1 seed Florida defeated No. 3 seed South Carolina 3-1 to win its fourth SEC Softball Tournament title and first since 2013. Florida is the first team since 2014 to win both the SEC regular-season and tour nament championships in the same year. I think it comes down to our seniors, said Florida head coach Tim Walton. The four seniors we have, have been the rock and our foundation. They had never won the SEC Tournament championship and they put that on their list of things they wanted to accomplish. I give them a lot of credit for buying in and working really hard and making this special. SEC Player of the Year Amanda Lorenz came up clutch by blasting her 10th home run of the season in the third to give Florida a 3-1 advantage. Lorenz is the third player in conference history to win Player of the Year and tournament Most Valuable Player in the same season and the first one since 2001.Shelnutts bomb seals 5th straight ACC titleTrailing 4-1 entering the bottom of the seventh, No. 10 Florida State (47-10) scored four runs, including a three-run, walk-off home run from Anna Shelnutt to earn a 5-4 victory over Pitt (3318-1) to win the 2018 ACC Championship. Sydney Sherrill started the seventh-inning rally with a leadoff single up the middle, and walks to Zoe Casas and Elizabeth Mason loaded the bases with one out in the inning. Cali Harrod made it a 4-2 game on an RBI groundout, setting the stage for Shelnutts two-out, walk-off home run for the 5-4 win. The Seminoles trailed in every game of the 2018 ACC Softball Championship and increased their winning streak in the tournament to 15 consecutive games as Florida State clinched its 16th conference championship in program history and fifth in a row. Sherrill, Shelnutt and Meghan King earned a spot on the 2018 ACC All-Tournament Team, with Sherrill being named Tournament MVP.Jets open series with 4-2 win over Knights WINNIPEG (AP) Dustin Byfuglien scored about a minute after the puck dropped and the Winnipeg Jets built a three-goal lead early in the first period and went on to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Patrik Laine and Joel Armia had goals 46 seconds apart to put the Jets up 3-0. Mark Scheifele gave Winnipeg a 4-1 lead midway through the second period with his 12th goal this postseason. Brayden McNabb scored midway through the first and William Karlsson late in the second period to pull Vegas within two, but the expansion team couldnt get closer. Winnipegs Connor Hellebuyck made 18 saves. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 shots for the Golden Knights. The Jets will host Game 2 on Monday night. By MARK LONGAssociated PressPONTE VEDRA BEACH Tiger Woods turned in his best round of the season and his lowest score ever at The Players Championship. It sky-rocketed him up the leaderboard, and he stayed there. Woods shot a 7-under 65 in the third round Saturday, besting his previous low score on the Stadium Course by a stroke. He honed in his iron shots, fine-tuned his putter and was so hot through 12 holes that it looked as if he might challenge the Stadium Course record at TPC Sawgrass. I wish I could repeat it more often, but honestly it was just a better start, Woods said. I got off to a much better-quality start. Woods took advantage of warm temperatures, soft greens and little wind by making birdies at three of the first four holes He drained putts of 15, 5, 10 and 17 feet, regaining a scoring touch that eluded him last week at the Wells Fargo Championship and in the opening two rounds in Ponte Vedra Beach. Eventually I was going to put all the pieces together and today, for the most part, I did that, he said. I hit a lot of good, quality shots. I hit some shots in the correct spots, which was nice. I hit probably three of the best long irons Ive hit all week. Woods will be paired with Jordan Spieth for the final round Sunday and will start the day 11 shots behind Webb Simpson. No one has ever overcome such a deficit to win on the PGA Tour.COURTESYTiger Woods hits from the 12th tee during the second round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. Woods will be paired with Jordan Spieth for the final round. PGA TOURTiger Woods shoots 65 at Players HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALLSpring Forward BRENT KUKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia wide receiver Marquez Bell makes a leaping catch over cornerback Derek Johnson during the annual Purple and Gold game at Tiger Stadium Friday night. The Tigers host the Bartram Trail Bears in Fridays spring game. By JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comThe defense started fast and the offense started slow. By the end of the night, the latter was racing past the former. Columbias first team offense scored three touchdowns in the second half to rally Gold to a 33-21 win over Purple in the teams annual Purple & Gold game Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Quarterback Jordan Smith threw for 275 yards and four scores while running for another, with two of those touchdowns going to receiver Bobby Fulton. Fulton led all receivers with four catches for 139 yards in Columbias final tune-up before next Fridays spring game against Bartram Trail. Running back Kylen Callum also rushed for 92 yards on 14 carries. But it took awhile for the first-team offense to click, with Smith completing just 12 of his 26 attempts, which included an interception by Ahmad Williams on the second play of the game. We came out slow and made a lot of mistakes, Smith said. If we come out like that next week then its not going to be good for us. Weve got to start out fast. We cant come out slow and let them get the jump on us. We cant do it.Jordan Smith CHS quarterback 275 passing yards, 4 touchdowns Bobby Fulton CHS wide receiver 139 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns Kylen Callum CHS running back 92 rushing yards Diamonte Jones CHS wide receiver 52 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns STARS OF THE NIGHT Gold team 33, Purple team 21: rfntbrf RED TEAM 44, BLACK TEAM 39 Fort Whites defense shines in Red and Black game By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE After three weeks of spring practice, head coach Demetric Jackson was compelled to say the teams defense was further along than the offense. His assertion was reaffirmed as the first-team defense carried the Red team to a 44-39 win over the Black team in the annual intra-squad scrimmage Friday night. Our defense played really aggressive, and made a few more plays than our offense, the 11th-year coach said after the Red and Black game. It kind of showed that the defense is ahead of the offense. (Offense) wasnt bad at times, we just got to know how to take care of the ball We just got to shore those things up, and if we do well be OK. [Special scoring system] After the Black team took an early advantage in the first half, the Red team grabbed the lead using an interception (Kamari Atkins) and a 36-yard field goal (Caleb May). Stanley Maxwells 23-yard touchdown run on the ensuing possession knotted the score at 11-11. Red team quarterback Coby Lee answered in the second period with a 36-yard strike to JaRod Cannon. Both teams were again tied at intermission after the Black team registered a turnover and 33-yard field goal (Matt DiMauro) before the half. The Red team extended its lead in the third thanks to a forced three-and-out and another vertical hookup by Lee and Cannon for a 10-yard score. The Black team crawled back using the legs of quarterback Brayden SEE TIGERS 6B SEE TIWAHE 4B ff f f SEE WOODS 2B 5 Indians made it official. See 4B. B1
2B S UNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER SCOREBOARD TV LISTINGSToday AUTO RACING 9:05 a.m. ESPN2 Formula One, Spanish Grand Prix, at Barcelona, Spain BOWLING 1 p.m. ESPN PBA Tour, Elias Cup Finals, at Portland, Maine (taped) COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 Texas A&M at Arkansas FS1 Kansas at Kansas St. CYCLING 4 p.m. NBCSN Amgen Tour of California, stage 1, at Long Beach, Calif. GOLF 2 p.m. NBC PGA Tour, The Players Championship, final round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 4:30 p.m. GOLF European PGA Tour, Rocco Forte Sicilian Open, final round, at Agrigento, Italy (same-day tape) MLB BASEBALL 2 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs OR Texas at Houston 8 p.m. ESPN Washington at Arizona NBA BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ABC NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference finals, Game 1, Cleveland at Boston NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference finals, Game 1, Washington at Tampa Bay SOCCER 10 a.m. BRAVO Premier League, Tottenham vs. Leicester City CNBC Premier League, Swansea City vs. Stoke City E! Premier League, West Ham United vs. Everton MSNBC Premier League, Huddersfield vs. Arsena NBC Premier League, Liverpool vs. Brighton & Hove Albion NBCSN Premier League, Newcastle vs. Chelsea OLY CHANNEL Premier League, Burnley vs. Bournemouth OXY Premier League, Crystal Palace vs. West Bromwich Albion SYFY Premier League, Southampton vs. Manchester City USA Premier League, Manchester United vs. Watford 4 p.m. ESPN MLS, Seattle at Portland 6 p.m. FS1 MLS, Atanta United at Orlando City 8:30 p.m. FS1 MLS, N.Y. City FC at Los Angeles FCMLB STANDINGSNational League East Division W L P ct GB Atlanta 22 15 .595 Philadelphia 22 16 .579 Washington 23 18 .561 1 New Y ork 19 17 .528 2 Miami 14 24 .368 8 C entral Division W L P ct GB S t. Louis 22 14 .611 Milwaukee 23 16 .590 Chicago 21 15 .583 1 Pittsburgh 22 16 .579 1 Cincinnati 12 27 .308 11 W est Division W L P ct GB Arizona 24 15 .615 Colorado 21 18 .538 3 S an Francisco 19 20 .487 5 L os Angeles 16 22 .421 7 S an Diego 14 26 .350 10 A merican League East Division W L P ct GB Boston 27 12 .692 New Y ork 27 12 .692 Toronto 21 19 .525 6 T ampa Bay 15 21 .417 10 Baltimore 12 27 .308 15 C entral Division W L P ct GB Cleveland 19 19 .500 Minnesota 16 18 .471 1 Detroit 16 21 .432 2 K ansas City 13 26 .333 6 Chicago 9 27 .250 9 W est Division W L P ct GB L os Angeles 23 15 .605 Houston 24 16 .600 Seattle 21 16 .568 1 Oakland 19 20 .487 4 Texas 16 24 .400 8 F rom staff reports Florida powers past Georgia to clinch SEC Regular Season Title Florida powered its way past Georgia to clinch at least a share of the Southeastern Conference title for the second-consecutive season. In the middle innings, JJ Schwarz, Nelson Maldonado, Blake Reese and Jonathan India all left the yard in the 9-3 victory over the Bulldogs. After extending his hitting streak to eight games in the second inning, Schwarz put the Gators on the board in the fourth when he drove the first pitch of the at bat into the left field bleachers. It was his 12th homer of the year and second of the series. Maldonado followed it up with a tworun bomb in the fifth. The ball landed in nearly the same spot as Schwarzs and gave Florida its first lead of the game at 3-1. With the bases loaded and no outs in the sixth, Reese launched a grand slam over the right field scoreboard opening the Gator lead up to six runs. It was the first grand slam of his collegiate career and the third grand slam by UF this season. Florida wasnt done in the sixth. With two outs and a runner on, India curved one around the left field foul pole to make it a 9-1 game. The Gators have now scored 71 runs in the six inning this season, which is 23 more than any other inning. Noles Move 20 Games over .500 with DH Sweep TALLAHASSEE No. 13 Florida State (36-16) swept a doubleheader against Mount St. Marys (20-28) Saturday, winning game one 10-0 and game two 8-2. Cal Raleigh hit home runs in both games and Reese Albert had five RBI on the day. On the mound, FSU struck out 20 batters and allowed just two runs in the two seven-inning games. We had exceptional pitching perfor mances from Andrew Karp, head coach Mike Martin said. He pitched beautifully. Just dominated the other club. CJ Van Eyk gave us exactly what we need, which was five good innings. The big thing about today we got after it, played hard, played the game right. Always difficult to win two ball games. Now we have to come out tomorrow and play well. Nonetheless, Woods likes how his game is coming together. He pointed to his tee shot at the 242-yard, par-3 eighth, which landed a little more than 30 feet from the hole; his second shot at the par-5 ninth, which stopped on the fringe from nearly 270 yards out; and his towering approach shot at the par-5 11th, which carried two bunkers and part of a pond before landing on the putting surface and leaving him a lengthy eagle putt. His only complaint was not keeping it rolling. He cooled off down the stretch, making five pars and a bogey over the final six holes. He pushed his drive into thick rough at the difficult par-4 14th and ended up with his lone bogey of the day. He had a chance to get it back two holes later, but lipped out a 10-footer following a stellar bunker shot. To be 8-under there through 12, realistically I probably could have got a couple more out of it and got to 10 (under) for the day, he said. But Ill take it. He hit 11 of 14 fairways and 15 of 18 greens in regulation. But the biggest different was his putting. He needed just 27 putts, his fewest of the week. A day after making just one putt longer than 6 feet, he missed only one inside 13 feet in the third round. It was nice. I made some putts today. That was basically the difference, he said. Ive hit quality irons before and I was able to convert today and got rolling early. This golf course, as humid as it is right now, these greens are going to be holding all day and I knew that going in and I knew I had to be a little bit more aggressive in there and put the ball in these sections, and I was able to do that. Woods started the day tied for 69th, but moved into fifth after getting to 9 under at No. 12. His jump was the talk of the course, and the already huge gallery following his every move really started growing at the turn. By the time Woods and playing partner Mackenzie Hughes got to 16, the frenzied crowd was dozens deep and craning for a glimpse of golfs biggest star. Spieth matched Woods for the best score in the third round. They were at 8-under 208. Woods figured his stay near the top of the leaderboard would be a short one, but the wind picked up in the afternoon and no one matched the low score of the day. Its nice to kind of somewhat be up there, he said. WOODSContinued From 1B NHLBy FRED GOODALLAssociated PressBRANDON Jon Cooper is confident the Tampa Bay Lightning will be fine. Experience tells the coach and his players they shouldnt be overly concerned about losing the opening game of the Eastern Conference finals at home. The way the Washington Capitals are playing, though, it could be more difficult to rebound from a shabby performance this time. Game 2 is Sunday night, and Cooper expects the Atlantic Division winners to be at their best. Its unfortunate how we played a couple of these Game 1s in the last couple of rounds, (and) dug ourselves a small hole this series, the coach said after a workout Saturday at the teams suburban practice facility. I guess the positive side is weve been here before, so weve seen this. But we cant keep playing with fire and dropping these Game 1s, which weve done. All of a sudden youve thrown home ice advantage back at them. Now youve put pressure on yourself. You got to go win games on the road, which you have to do anyway in the playoffs, but your margin for error gets smaller and smaller. Were really going to need a good effort (Sunday). The Capitals won the opener 4-2, ending an eight-game playoff losing skid to Tampa Bay dating to the 2003 postseason. Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie, Jay Beagle and Lars Eller scored for Washington, while rejuvenated goaltender Braden Holtby stopped 19 shots to help the Caps improve to 6-1 on the road this postseason. The Lightning didnt take solace in breaking through for a pair of third-period goals. We dissected the game a little bit, Cooper said. There were so many good things weve done in two rounds of hockey that I think if you bottled up all the bad things in those first 10 games it would be about half of what we did in that one game last night. You fueled the fire of a good team, and thats what Washington is. I thought a lot of their opportunities we just handed to them, and a lot of our opportunities were stomped out just by our not sticking to our plan of whats worked. The Capitals, in the conference finals for the first time in the Ovechkin era, said they cant afford a drop-off in performance. Beating two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh gave them momentum heading into the series. Coach Barry Trotz, mindful that Tampa Bay lost Game 1 of its second-round series 6-2 to Boston only to strom back and win four straight games, reiterated it wont be easy to build off the Caps success in the opener. You get a little bit of confidence, obviously, Trotz said at the team hotel Saturday. At the same time weve got to realize Tampa Bay is going to have some desperation in their game. And, we better have some desperation in our game. Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bays All-Star goaltender, yielded four goals on 25 shots in two periods after entering the series with an 8-2 record, 2.20 goals-against average and .927 save percentage through two rounds. The Lightning are confident theyll play better in front of him in Game 2. The Caps expect the goaltender to bounce back, too. One thing you got to remember, this is not the NCAA basketball tournament, its not one and done, Cooper said. Its the best of seven, so you get a chance to make some adjustments to improve your game and really get a look at the other team. ... Its hard to play flawless hockey all the way through.Lightning eye bounce-back performance against Caps PGA TOURBy DOUG FERGUSONAssociated PressPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Webb Simpson isnt aware of the records he has tied or broken at The Players Championship. He saw that Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth each made a big charge before he teed off Saturday, and it didnt rattle him at all. I think it helped me a little bit continue to think about making birdies, he said. Simpson had a plan and didnt back off until he holed an 18-foot par on the final hole for a 4-under 68. He stretched his lead to a record seven shots, tied Greg Normans 54-hole score at The Players that had not been touched in 24 years and left himself one more round to capture the richest prize in golf. Simpson started with an 8-foot birdie. He holed a 100-foot bunker shot for eagle. And that island green on the par-3 17th that ruined his bid for the record score at the TPC Sawgrass the previous day? With a front pin in the bowl, he hit sand wedge and listened to thousands of fans surrounding the green cheer as the ball trickled down the slope to 3 feet for birdie. It added to a 19-under 197, the score Norman had after three rounds in 1994 on a rain-softened course. And the 32-year-old Simpson has history on his side: No one has ever lost a seven-shot lead in the final round in PGA Tour history. All those things that have happened, Id love to know them if I win tomorrow, Simpson said. But Im trying not to dwell there. Im trying to just look forward, do what I always do on a Saturday night of a golf tournament and get ready tomorrow morning. And thats kind of where Im at. Danny Lee was leading the B-Flight with a bogey-free round of 70, but with birdies only on the two par 5s on the back nine. He will be in the final round. Just got to keep my hat down and play my own game and ... I dont know, where is he at? Lee asked. Told that Simpson was 19 under, Lee digested that and responded, Thats an impressive three rounds, I think. Its going very, very well for him. Woods had his best round on the Stadium Course with a 65 despite playing the final six holes in 1 over. Spieth made two bogeys in his round of 65 as both charged up the leaderboard in the morning with big crowds and loud cheers. They went from a tie for 68th to a tie for ninth. But they made up only three shots on Simpson and were 11 shots behind. Dustin Johnson at least improved his chances of staying for No. 1 with four birdies over his final 10 holes for a 69. Simpson stretches Players lead to 7 shots B2
S UNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER 3B OUTDOORSGet a kayak and catch more fishBy MONTY STEPHENSSpecial to the ReporterKayak, the timeless watercraft invented over 500 years ago by a people with very few natural resources. A Wikipedia search confirmed the common knowledge that Kayaks were invented by the Inuit Eskimos living in the subarctic circle. Early explorers to the North American continent discovered Eskimos using Kayaks made of Seal skins stretched around a simple wooden frame. The little boats were lightweight, extremely maneuverable and could transport a decent payload. Now hundreds of years later, were still using Kayaks. Although the modern Kayak uses roto molded plastic for their construction instead of Seal skins, the design is still very much the same. A few weeks ago, Kenney Scott showed me some pictures of largemouth bass he and his sons, Shayne Scott and Brandon Scott, caught at Alligator Lake. I didnt count the fish in the picture (it was on his phone) but it was at least 20. My initial thought was Alligator Lake must be experiencing a fish explosion. Alligator Lake gets intense fishing pressure, day in and day out, all year long. We know fish are there, but they have seen crankbaits, plastic worms, spinner baits, top water, spoons and every sort of lure ever created. These are very educated fish. I thought catching a nice mess of fish at Alligator Lake just not possible. Alligator Lake is why I am a saltwater fisherman. Kenney explained, we use Kayaks they make all of the difference. So I asked Kenney when his next fishing trip to Alligator Lake was? He said next Sunday. I then asked if I could meet up with him and his sons to get a picture or two and see how they did. Kenney is not the least secretive about where he fishes or what lures he uses. As he put it, I fish public areas where anyone can go. So we made plans to meet at noon. I arrived at the Alligator Lake boat ramp (the one closest to the High School) a few hours early to check things out. Walking out on the fishing pier I could not see any Kayaks. While I waited on him, two other fishermen came in and said, they could hear fish hitting, but they caught nothing. I was thinking probably a tough morning for fishing. Soon I could see three Kayaks paddling their way back to the boat ramp. When they got close, I asked if they caught any fish. Kenney responded with oh yeah, we caught some. Kenney said they threw several fish back and only kept what they needed for a fish fry. Two of the group had five bass and one had four. The largest fish was 2 lbs. but most were in the 1 lb. range. Kenney shared they caught the fish on plastic worms. He noted any lure will work but since there is so much algae and brush, we had to use a lure that is weed less. I told Kenney about the anglers in the bass boat (this was a pro style boat) and how they caught nothing. Kenney explained its always like that. He added, many times were right next to them catching fish and watch them get nothing. Kenney elaborated, Kayaks make us successful. He stated, Kayaks are very quiet, we have no trolling motor running but most importantly fish cant see us. When sitting in a Kayak, the profile above the waterline is about three feet high. On a bass boat, the angler is six or seven feet. Kenney feels this is what makes the difference. The Kayaks were Shayne Scotts idea. Kenney and his two sons have always fished together. They have had fishing boats through the years and still have a power boat. This was just something new to try. Since they didnt know how the experiment would turn out, they bought inexpensive Kayaks at Walmart. They have owned the Kayaks for just about a year. The little boats have held up very well. One did have a seam open up but it was easily repaired with a special epoxy made for plastic. From watching TV, they saw how other Kayaks were outfitted. Now their boats are outfitted the same way with fishing rod holders, landing net holders, a basket in back for supplies and a foot rest. The boats weigh about 50 lbs. and are easy to transport in the back of a pickup truck. Theyve fished several lakes in our area and one of the next lakes they want to fish is Sampson Lake in Starke. For anyone desiring to get into Kayaking, Kenney has the following advice. Select the Kayak based on your weight. The Kayaks they use are 10 ft. models and can support up to 250 lbs. Kenney said Kayaks are very stable and none of the three have ever rolled one over. But to comply with Coast Guard regulations require each person must have a life jacket, whistle, and anchor. If a trolling motor is mounted on the Kayak, then it must be titled, have registration numbers, and a sticker. For this reason, Kenney and his sons use paddles only. Sometimes an ancient low tech approach works better. Good fishing.COURTESY PHOTOSKayak fishing is all the rage right now, and its for good reason. Kayaks are much cheaper than traditional gas burners. Shayne Scott, Brandon Scott and Kenney Scott coming in from a successful morning of fishing. Scott, from his kayak, caught two Largemouth Bass that day at Alligator Lake. Sea turtle nesting begins in May on many beachesFrom staff reportsMay is the beginning of sea turtle nesting season on many of Floridas sandy beaches. Beachfront property owners and beach visitors can help nesting turtles and hatchlings by turning off or shielding lights that are visible from the beach at night. Peoples efforts to keep our beaches as dark as possible at night, without affecting human safety, can make a tremendous difference for nesting sea turtles, said Robbin Trindell, head of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) sea turtle management program. Female sea turtles and their hatchlings can be disturbed or confused by artificial light, whether it comes from a house, a flashlight or a cellphone camera. Sea turtle nesting is starting now on beaches from the Gulf coast, including northwest Florida, to the states northeast Atlantic coast and from Miami-Dade County south to the Keys. Nesting began earlier in March along Floridas southeast Atlantic coast from Brevard County south to Broward County. Florida is a critically important destination for nesting sea turtles. More loggerhead turtles nest here than anywhere else in the continental United States, with nearly 97,000 loggerhead nests counted statewide during the 2017 nesting season. Leatherback and green sea turtles also nest in significant numbers in Florida. What are the basics of being sea turtle-friendly? Its a sea turtle night, turn off the light After sundown, turn off any lights not necessary for human safety. Use long wavelength amber LED lamps for lights that must stay lit and shield lights so they are not visible from the beach. Remember to close shades or curtains. Sea turtles get lost in the light On the beach at night, dont take flash photos or use bright cellphones or flashlights. Sea turtles are protected and must be respected Stay back and give sea turtles space if you see one on the beach at night. Dont touch a nesting turtle because it may leave the beach without nesting if disturbed. Remember, it is illegal to harm or disturb nesting sea turtles, their nests, eggs or hatchlings. B3
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 Sports Department 754-0420 Summers, who finished with 90 rushing yards. Summers 7-yard touchdown toss to Rahman Paul trimmed the deficit but the Red team defense forced another turnover to stay ahead by four. Black team was on the cusp of victory regaining the lead on Elijah Conleys 94-yard interception which was returned for a touchdown. But the Red teams defense snatched momentum once again in the final minutes. Gainesville transfer Donovan Jenkins pick-six was soon followed by Darrell Browns game-sealing interception. Coach Jackson says he was pleased overall with what he say on both sides of the ball. With plenty of room for improvement following the public evaluation, he says this coming weeks practice will be geared to building on the team strengths ahead of Friday nights spring game matchup against North Florida Educational Institute. We just want to keep polishing up some things, shore up some things. We want to see what we do well against our defense. And see what our players do well offensively as well as on defense now going into next week just shoring up those things not giving up the big play, not turning the ball over and being a little more consistent offensively. THUNDER AND LIGHTING: Fort White is losing a star running back in soon-to-be graduate JacQuez Pelham but the tribe is still slated to have a dynamic backfield this fall. Rising seniors Corey Dryden and Stanley Maxwell combined 106 rushing yards Friday and could be a familiar one-two punch that fans saw in the last couple seasons. Tavion Taylor, who finished with 39 rushing yards, may also be another change-of-pace back. They both can do some good things, Jackson said. Corey is a really good tailback, but hes our best fullback so it hurts when I put him at tailback because I dont have the other solid fullback to block for him. So if we get one that can do that for him, that will help him some. BIG KAM: Kamaron Calhoun was flying around, all over the ball Friday night. His stats werent spectacular (3 tackles and a sack) but the rising junior seemed to be in every play. The younger brother of senior lineman J.J. Calhoun perhaps is in the store for a breakout season after a unfulfilled sophomore campaign. Calhoun is slated to return to Fort Whites defense this fall as a starting inside linebacker. THROUGH THE UPRIGHTS: New Fort White kicker Caleb May went 4 for 4 including a 36-yard field goal in the Red teams win Friday. With the little placekicker experience, May impressed under the lights in his first action. Incumbent kicker Matt DiMauro went 3 for 4 including a 33-yard field goal. He did a great job, Jackson said of May.Were going to have a little competition. Fall camp is going to determine whos our kicker. TIWAHEContinued From 1BERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterFort White linebacker Kamaron Calhoun (left), safe ty Derrick Roberson (right) and others retire to the bench during the annual Red and Black game at Arrowhead Stadium Friday night. The Indians host North Florida Institute in this weeks spring game. On the dotted line Five FWHS athletes sign letters of intent Friday Photos by ERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterFort Whites Sheridan Plasencia signed her letter of intent to Shorter University on Friday. The senior cross country and track standout spent seven years under the tutelage of coach Marco Martinez. First and fore most, I want to thank God for all the abilities and opportunities Hes given me, she said. And everybody, in general, thank you so much. Plasencia chose Shorter over Warner, Lynn and Valdosta State University. Fort Whites Dylan Cason signed his letter of intent to North Carolina Wesleyan College. The senior line backer was a leader in the center of Fort Whites defense for the last couple seasons. I want to thank my parents for always coming through, he said. I really appreciate it. Cason chose N.C. Wesleyan College over Shorter, Huntingdon College (Ala.) and others. Fort Whites Savana Terry signed his letter of intent to Santa Fe College. The senior catcher was a reliable backstop for the Lady Indians. I want to thank my parents for always being there and supporting no mat ter what, she said. I wouldnt have been able to accomplish these things without the help from you two. I also want to thank my siblings because theyve given me all the strength in the world. Fort White third baseman Jacob Sosa signed his letter of intent to Faulkner University Friday. The senior was offered during a showcase at the school earlier this year. When I went on my visit it felt like home. All the coaches were great and theyre No. 1 in the nation (in NAIA). They have a really great baseball program and they have what I really want to study. Its a really great opportunity and Im super excited. Photos by JORDAN KROEGER/Lake City ReporterFort White catcher Caleb Mathews also signed his letter of intent to Faulkner University. The senior was offered during a showcase at the school earlier. Its just a real welcoming school and I like the atmosphere around the campus. The coaches are really laid back but they also get the best out of players. Theyve had a lot of success doing what theyre doing.COURTESYLifting to the topLake City Middle Schools Mattie Marsee recent ly stole the show at the APF Powerlifting Raw National event in Orlando on May 4. Marsee set new records in a handful of events including squat, bench press and deadlift. Her squat broke the age group record by 15 pounds (220) and her deadlift (264.5) broke the record by 60 pounds. She also took first place in the open competition, which included all ages of lifters. The eighth grader, who is set to attend Suwannee High School, qualified for worlds with her performance. B4
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TITLE: 6.28* Annual Leave PURPOSE AND EFFECT: Revisions are being made in order to align with Columbia Count y Educational Support Personnel Association (CCESPA) SPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORI TY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1011.60, 1012.22(2), 1012.66, F.S. 6A-1.082 TITLE: 6.32 Bereavemen t Leave PURPOSE AND EFFECT: Ne w Policy to align with CCESPA and the Columbia Count y Teachers Association SPECIFIC LEGAL AUTHORI TY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1012.66, F.S., 6A-1.052 DATED THIS 8TH DAY OF MAY, 2018 SCHOOL BOARD OF COLUMBIA COUNTY BY Alex L. Carswell, Jr., Superintendent 428083 May 13, 2018 THE COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Is now accepting applications for a Clerk in our Records Section. Applications and a job description may be downloaded from our website at www.columbiasheriff.org or picked up between 8-5 Mon-Fri at the CCSO Operations Center located at 4917 U.S. Hwy 90 East, Lake City, Florida. The CCSO is an EEO Employer 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2017CA000349 TD BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CAROLINA FIRST BANK, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH MERCANTILE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. LAWRENCE HASSEBROEK, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 25, 2018, and entered in Case No. 2017CA000349 of the Circuit Court of the Third Judicial Circuit in and for Columbia County, Florida wherein TD Bank, N.A., is Plaintiff, and Lawrence Hassebroek, et al. are Defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the 3rd floor of the Columbia County Courthouse at 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055 at 11:00 a.m. on June 20, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOT NO. 22 IN BLOCK NO. C OF BELLAIRE SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 66, PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 720 SE Defender Drive, Lake City, Florida 32025-6366 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 1st day of May, 2018. P. DeWitt Cason Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 425444 May 6, 13, 2018 Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 Wanted to buy Sugar Cane Seed. 386-344-0226 15W40 CK4 Chemlube premium synthetic blend motor oil, 2100 gal bulk, $5.15 per gal take all. 904-525-3835 HEAD GOLF COACH, PART-TIME Responsible for the coordination of the men's golf program which includes coaching, mentoring, guiding, and training student-athletes while pursuing athletics' twin goals of academic excellence and instructing students in how to be academically and personally successful. Requires Bachelor's degree and coaching experience. Equivalent experience may be substituted for coaching experience. Knowledge of NJCAA rules and regulations and compliance issues concerning Title IX and the administration of intercollegiate athletics. SALARY: $5,000 annually. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled Position details and applications available online at: www.fgc.edu or visit Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment Spacious 2/1 w/garage first, last and sec, no pets, smoke free. $725/mo 386-867-9231 Fulltime Kitchen help needed at Hardee's all shifts at Baya Dr and SR 100. Apply in person. 386-752-0393 A & M Labor Management, Inc. is hiring 30 farmworkers to harvest and pack sweet corn in Hamilton County, FL for a temporary period starting on 06/05/2018 and ending on 07/05/2018. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. Three (3) months verifiable work experience harvesting crops is required. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Drug testing and background checks will occur during the interview process and will be conducted at the sole discretion of the employer. Workers must be able to lift and carry 70lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least threequarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and meal expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10682813. Everglades Harvest and Haul, LLC is hiring 40 farmworkers to harvest and pack corn in Hamilton County, FL for a temporary period starting on 06/01/2018 and ending on 07/06/2018. Two (2) months verifiable experience harvesting crops is required. The wages offered are the highest of $11.29/hr. or applicable piece rates. This job requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Workers must be able to lift and carry 50lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Employer guarantees work will be available for at least threequarters of the period stated. Required tools supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to worker. Housing will be available for workers who cannot reasonably return home after each working day. Transportation and meal expenses will be provided, or reimbursed after 50% of the work contract is completed, if appropriate. Applicants should apply for the position at their local State Workforce Agency office. Job Order Number: FL10679584. 70 acres farmland for lease, off 252 1/2 mi N on Mayo Rd, $100/ac per yr. 386-397-3258 2br/1.5ba townhouse apt 996 SE Putnam $625/mo $625/dep No pets. CH/A 386-344-2472 LAKE BUTLER HOSPITAL Director Human Resources Please visit our website www.lakebutlerhospital.com for more information and to fill out an application. PH. 386.496.2323 Ext 9258, Fax 386.496.2105 Equal Employment Opportunity/ Drug & Tobacco Free Workplace MAKE EXTRA $$ MONEY $$ The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper, seeks Independent Contractor Newspaper Carriers for several motor routes in the city and county. You must be motivated by earning extra money, be an early riser and have reliable transportation. Apply in person during normal business hours.Monday Friday 8am 5pmNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 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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. 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 Beautiful Commercial Suite for rent in Midtown Center, Lake City, office & warehouse space. Call 386-365-8818 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. 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6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 Sports Department 754-0420 Smith also threw touchdowns to Jaden Williams and T.J Jones, who caught a deflection off the hands of Marquez Bell and walked into the end zone. The Gold team was made up of the first team offense/second team defense while the Purple squad consisted of the second team offense/first team defense. Multiple players on the first-team defense made an impact in the game in addition to Williams. Brandon Scott had two deflections, including one that led to Williams interception, and the defensive line combined for three sacks. Our defense is pretty good. Im not going to lie, Fulton said. We battle everyday in practice, getting each other better and everybody is getting better as a whole. Smith found himself under pressure a lot throughout the night, forcing him to scramble outside the pocket. The rising junior rushed for 46 yards on 17 carries. Columbias offensive line has been its biggest question mark this spring and it didnt show the strides head coach Brian Allen wanted to see under the lights. There are only four guys competing for three new starting spots and Allen believes those four needs more competition behind them to make them better. That means incoming freshmen this summer may have an opportunity to win a starting job up front. There arent enough that are pushing the ones that are in front to keep their position so thats one of the biggest things were going to be looking for going into the summer, is who is going to be willing to compete for those jobs because at the end of the day the best kids are going to play, Allen said. If youre not one of them, youre going to be in the game. Theres still growth that has to take place there. Youre able to see it from the sideline or wherever youre at. We have guys running free from not understanding whats going on or lack of effort. There are still instances of too much of that going on. Columbia also had issues snapping the ball, especially on special teams. The first long snap of the night went over the punters head and into the end zone, which surely would have led to a safety in a real game. There were also a few other instances where the ball twohopped to the punter in addition to a couple of low snaps on extra points, one of which forced the kicker to get up and run with the ball. A botched snap on a field goal attempt cost Columbia in its 36-33 regional quarterfinal loss to Lincoln in overtime last season. Allen isnt going to let that happen again and he plans to find someone who can snap the ball consistently this summer, even if he currently isnt on the roster. Were going to find one or turn someone into one and that may just be somebodys in to the varsity, is that they can snap the ball, Allen said. That could be a sophomore coming up. Were going to have those woes fixed because there wont be a situation where thats going to cost us a football game. Purple quarterback and Smiths backup Ty Weinger threw two touchdowns to receiver Diamonte Jones, who caught three passes for 52 yards. Dominique Jones also rushed for 79 yards on six carries for the second-team offense. Overall, Allen was pleased with both his offense and defense. Hes excited to see what they can do next Friday against Bartram Trail. The defense has constantly improved this year. Theyve got all of the talent over there thats needed, its just understanding all the time whats going on in the scheme. But I thought they played extremely tonight at times, Allen said. Offensively, at times, we operated the offense like the machine its supposed to operate. TIGERSContinued From 1BPhotos by BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia quarterback Jordan Smith looks downfield during the Purple and Gold game at Tiger Stadium Friday night. The rising junior tossed four touchdowns in the Gold teams 33-21 scrimmage win. Smith is one of many key returners for CHS this season. LEFT: Columbias Ty Weinger unloads against the Gold team defense Friday night. MIDDLE: Columbia running back Dominique Jones shakes off a defender during the scrimmage. RIGHT: Columbia wideout Jaden Williams inhales a pass during warm-ups. Columbias Brandon Johnson (left) fights for extra yards during the Purple and Gold game. Columbias Kylen Callum looks for an opening out of the backfield Friday night. Callum finished with 92 rushing yards. Columbias TJ Jones (left) makes a catch during warm-ups Friday night. Jones is one of several Tigers gaining the attention of Division-I programs. Columbias Devun Louis (above) absorbs contact during the Purple and Gold game. Columbias Bobby Fulton sprints down the sidelines Friday. B6
Lake City Reporter Week of Sun., May 13, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section CColumbia, Inc.Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County 1 LB Package 4 LB Bag Vidalia Onions 5 LB Bag Bi-Color Corn Bi-Color Corn LOCALLY AMERICAN OWNED Semi-Boneless Beef Fresh Pork Boneless Beef Fresh BonelessQuantity rights reserved. We accept USDA food stamps & W.I.C. GOOD THROUGH 05/15 Boneless Beef Bottom$4.29/LB Beef Smoked Bacon Jimmy Dean $2.99/LB 12 OZ. HEAVY WESTERN$5.99/LB $2.99 3/$1/LB99 Beef $3.99/LB HEAVY WESTERN $2.99Happy Mothers Day! HEAVY WESTERN $1.49/LB Georgia Special$8.99 5 LB. HEAVY WESTERN HEAVY WESTERN$3.99/LB$1.99/LB2/$5$1.99 Local tourism: Just look at the dollar figuresFrom staff reportsTo understand the impact of tourism on the region, Paula Vann, Columbia County TDC Executive Director says to just look at the dollar figures. Tourism feeds a considerable portion of the economy in Columbia County, Vann said. This week, we celebrate what travel means to our community, and the role everyone plays in this important industry. Vanns comments were made at the the 2018 Tourism Awards on Wednesday, May 8, at Halpatter Brewing Company. Columbia County Tourist Development hosted the event as part of the 35th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (May 6-12), which unites communities across the country to celebrate what travel means to jobs, economic growth, and personal well-being. According to economic impact data released last month, out-of-state direct visitor spending in Columbia County amounted to $132.5 million in 2016. Including indirect and induced impacts, tourism generated $209.8 million in total business sales, 2,010 jobs, $60.3 million in income, and $25.7 million in federal, state, and local tax revenues. Judy Randall, President/CEO of Randall Travel Marketing, Inc., a company that focuses solely on research for the travel and tourism industry, was the guest speaker. Randall shared important insights regarding tourisms future, and Columbia Countys evolving role to keep up with current and future trends. Additionally, she expanded on the significance of tourism in Columbia Countys economy. Kay Poltorak, a local caterer, provided lunch for the crowd that attended the awards celebration. The 60 guests in attendance included representatives from hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, and community partners in the area. Five awards were presented in five categories. The theme of this years National Travel and Tourism Week, Travel Then and Now, highlights the travel industrys history of economic impact in every corner of America, and its enduring ethos of welcoming travelers from near and far. Across Columbia County, travel employs a prosperous and diverse workforce, from state parks and hotel employees to restaurant, gas station and retail workers, and supports related sectors such as construction, industrial, and finance. Established by a congressional resolution in 1983, the weeks events serve to champion the power of the tourism industry. Travel and tourism professionals from across the nation work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions travel markets and organizations make to the economy. To learn more about tourism and things to do in Columbia County, please visit our page online at: www. SpringsRUs.com Area leaders gather to endorse travels economic benefits during National Travel and Tourism Week Pictured, from left: Michelle Moore (Secretary Specialist, Columbia County TDC), Paula Vann (Executive Director, Columbia County TDC), Judy Randall (President/CEO of Randall Travel Marketing), Cody Gray (Marketing Manager, Columbia County TDC), Alden Rosner (Sports Marketing Director, Columbia County Sports Commission) at the 2018 Tourism Awards in Lake City. COURTESY PHOTOS Directors Award for Excellence: Bienville Plantation, Party in the Pines going to Robert Morey, at left, with Paula Vann. For more photos of the event see page 2C.
2C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, MAY 1319, 2018 MOTHERS DAY SHOPPINGEASY AS 1-2-3!1. NOBLES GIFT CARD! Mom can get what she wants when she wants it! 2. BEAUTIFUL BLOOMING PLANTS! A blooming plant will always make her smile! 3. YARD ART! e perfect accent piece for her garden. Wind chimes, bird baths, fountains and more!386-362-2333Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Closed SundayWe deliver to Lake City every week! www.NoblesGreenhouse.com Shes special lets make her day just as special!Mom and dad need help with their moneyDear Dave, My parents have always been bad with money, and recently they lost their home to foreclosure. They found another place to live, and they both work, but since the foreclosure my dad has been asking me for money on a regular basis. He tries to make me feel guilty, and he calls or asks me to come over to talk about it when my mom isnt home. He even asked for half of the bonus I received at work the other day. I know they need help, but Im not sure what to do. -Eli Dear Eli, I can tell you love your parents, because youre looking for the best way to help them. I think your brain knows what to do, but your heart is having a hard time doing it. The first thing youre going to have to accept is your father is being very manipulative right now. Put an end to these private meetings and phone calls once and for all. If he wants to talk, make sure he understands it will only happen with your mom in the room. Second, understand theres nothing wrong with helping your folks get back on their feet. However, any financial help you give them should be temporary in nature, and it should be a gift. Dont get involved in giving them money every month just because they raised you. Thats not how this works. When you permanently subsidize someone, you take away their dignity. You also change their status, and compromise their ability to stand on their own two feet. In return, you should let them know you expect them to work toward changing their financial behaviors with the help of a quality financial counselor one with the heart of a teacher. Its often difficult for parents to accept advice and suggestions from their own children, but its for their own good. Sit down with them, and gently let them know how much you care, and how much you want better, happier lives for them. God bless you all, Eli. Dave Ramsey is Americas trusted voice on money and business, and CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored best-selling books and hosts The Dave Ramsey Show. Dave RamseyCEO of Ramsey SolutionsDAVE SAYS Several Columbia County residents were honored at the 2018 Tourism Awards in Lake City on Wednesday, May 8. TOP, LEFT: Cody Gray, Marketing Manager, Columbia County TDC, at left, with Outstanding Campground Employee: Richard Homer Dunaway, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. TOP, RIGHT: Outstanding Hospitality Employee: Charmin Crawford, Cracker Barrel of Lake City, at left, with Alden Rosner, Sports Marketing Director, Columbia County Sports Commission. ABOVE: Cody Gray with Best Event of the Year: Babe Ruth State Softball Tournament (Doug Robinson, at right), and Outstanding Hotel Employee: AT LEFT: Carleen Jamison, at left, of Holiday Inn and Suites of Lake City, with Rosner. COURTESY PHOTOS
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Excellent managements give way to mediocre managements. Competitors show up and grab market share. When it comes to your hardearned dollars in stocks, dont put too many eggs in too few baskets. A good rule of thumb is to try not to let any holding make up more than 5 percent of your overall net worth.Booking ProfitsIn 1998, a travel website called Priceline.com debuted, featuring a Name Your Own Price service. While many dot-com era startups never reached profitability and failed, Priceline prospered. Today, it has rebranded itself Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG), which includes not just Priceline.com but also the Asia-based travel site Agoda, KAYAK, Rentalcars.com, restaurant reservation site OpenTable, and its biggest brand (and smartest purchase), Booking.com. The business of online travel and accommodations searching and booking has grown huge, and Booking is the world leader with 2017 revenue of $12.68 billion, up 18 percent over 2016. Management expects its double-digit growth trajectory to continue. Consolidation within the industry has put a huge portion of the overall online travel business in the hands of just a few companies. Booking Holdings does face challenges, as rising competition has led some to fear that hurdles to further revenue gains could prove difficult to overcome. Yet through smart acquisitions, the company has been able to answer past competitive threats. With solid economic conditions across much of the globe and a rising interest in travel, the outlook for the industry is bright, and Booking Holdings has established itself as a key growth leader. Its likely to hold on to that role for years to come and deserves consideration for a berth in your long-term portfolio. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Booking Holdings.) rffApple RegretsMy dumbest investment was Apple yes, one of the worlds most valuable companies. I bought shares of it back when they were trading in the teens, held for several years while the stock moved sideways, and then sold when the stock moved into the $20s. I had originally bought into the company after my wife gave me an iPod for my birthday I was so impressed that I thought it would change the world. The shares have split 7-for-1 since then, too. Doh! R., online The Fool Responds: Lots of investors have regretted selling their shares of Apple over the years. The company may seem untouchable now, with its recent market value north of $800 billion, but it didnt always look that way. Apple was struggling in the 1990s, losing money and with low market share for its computers. The 1997 return of Steve Jobs (who had been ousted in 1985), along with the introduction of the iMac and the iPod in 1998 and 2001, respectively, marked a turnaround. Following the 2007 debut of the iPhone, things really took off. Since Apple went public on Dec. 12, 1980, its stock has soared more than 42,000 percent. Yet even today, investors dont fully agree on how well it will perform from here. You can ignore the stock splits, though: They do increase your number of shares, but they decrease the share price proportionately. Temper That TradingQIm thinking of investing in some volatile stocks. Would it be effective to sell them after they go up a bit and then buy them again after they drop, holding them for a few weeks or months at a time? S.L., Pleasanton, CaliforniaAThats risky. For best results when trying to build wealth through the stock market, aim to hang on for many years, not weeks. Remember, legendary investor Warren Buffett has said his favorite holding period is forever, and that he would be fine if the stock market opened for trading only once a year.Some stocks will rise relentlessly for a stretch, and if you exited them, you could lose out on a lot of gains while waiting on the sidelines for a dip in price. Also, frequent trading will rack up lots of trading commissions. Even if youre paying just $5 per trade, trading 20 times a month will cost you $1,200 a year. Meanwhile, while gains from stocks held more than a year get a lower tax rate (15 percent for most of us), shorter-term gains are taxed at your ordinary income rate, which could top 30 percent. Its better to invest in companies you believe in, aiming to hang on for years. Otherwise, youre just guessing.***QI want to invest in fastgrowing stocks that are priced below $10 per share. Where should I start? J.C., Gainesville, FloridaADont focus on a stocks price. A $5 stock can be worth 50 cents (and may fall to that soon), while a $200 stock can be a bargain that will triple in value over several years. Seek healthy, profitable companies trading for less than their shares are worth, and be patient.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to email@example.comWhen Too Much Is BadOne way that many investors set up their portfolios for trouble is by keeping too many of their dollars in too few investments. That can happen if youve accumulated gobs of shares of stock in the company you work for. Yes, its great when you can purchase it at a discount and when you can easily dollar-cost average, regularly buying more shares, no matter the price, in order to build a big stake over time. You probably know more about your employer than any other company, too, which gives you an edge. Too much of a good thing is still too much, though. Just think of Enron: When it imploded, it wiped out many employees savings. Remember that you already depend on your employer for all or most of your income. Its risky to depend on it for the bulk of your investments, too. You might also invest too 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 5/10 tntrrttbnnfn btntn nnnnnttf tnbfnt nbnnfntntnbntn nnffntnn nnnntf fntrffntnnn btnntWant to Invest? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. COREY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterLocal Realtor Stan Batten, owner of Stan Batten Realty in Lake City, was present ed a Meritorious Public Service award and letter of commendation from The Florida Bar for his time spent on the Grievance Committee of the Third Judicial Circuit. The Florida Bar said the committees review lawyers conduct for violations of the state supreme court and to see if disciplinary actions are warranted after cases are submitted. According to its website they are made up volunteers, one-third of which are not lawyers.From staff reportsLIVE OAK Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) announced today that its board of trustees has elected to retire approximately $775,000 in capital credits to be returned to members this year. This retirement brings the total amount of capital credits retired over the life of the cooperative to about $13.5 million. SVEC is a not-for-profit member-owned business that operates at cost. Revenues above the cost of doing business are allocated to the members annually in the form of capital credits. SVECs board of trustees can vote to retire capital credits if the financial condition of the cooperative will not be impaired. The decision to retire capital credits again this year was made in light of the continued financial strength and sound management of the co-op. Active members who were also members at any time from 1987 through 2012 can expect to receive a capital credit retirement this year. Members with a retirement of $5 or more will receive a check. A retirement of less than $5 will be applied as a reduction to the bill the member receives in May for their April electricity use. If the member with a retirement of less than $5 has a MyChoice Prepay account, the retirement will be applied as a credit to that account. Inactive members who no longer purchase electricity from SVEC will receive a check. The minimum amount is $5.00. If the amount is less than $5.00, that amount will be combined with any future capital credit retirements and paid out to the inactive member when the total amount is $5.00 or more. It is important for both active and inactive members to maintain a current valid address on file with SVEC, so that we can return their retirements to them, says SVEC Director of Member Services John Robinson. In accordance with the co-ops bylaws, we set aside unclaimed retired capital credits for three years. In the fourth year, if it is still unclaimed, a retired capital credit is considered abandoned and is distributed to active members. SVEC maintains a searchable list of active and inactive members with unclaimed capital credits on its website, svec-coop.com. SVEC is a not-for-profit cooperative that provides safe, affordable and reliable electric service to its member-owners in Floridas Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee counties. SVEC maintains over 4,000 miles of electric distribution lines and serves an area of about 2,000 square miles. SVECs headquarters is in Live Oak, Florida.SVEC announces return of capital credits to membersBatten honored by Florida Bar
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Brittany AA in Psychology from Florida Gateway College Currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Business Management Worked at Peoples State Bank since 2016 2 years of banking experience Active Supporter of: Brittany Kitchings Customer Service Representative/TellerMarlen Worked at Peoples State Bank from 2006 Returned to PSB in 2017 32 years of banking experience Bilingual in English and Spanish Married to Lazaro Has three children, Christian, Justin and Britney Active supporter of: Hannah Worked at Peoples State Bank since 2017 5 years of banking experience Married to Scott She has one son, Lincoln Active supporter of: Meagan Worked at Peoples State Bank since 2017 5 years of banking experience Married to Justin Loves to make people smile with jokes Active supporter of: Marlen CuervoCustomer Service Representative/TellerHannah LevesqueCustomer Service Representative/TellerMeagan CaudellNew Accounts Coordinator Audra Worked at Peoples State Bank since 2015 6 years of banking experience Married to Jarrod She has 2 Children, Jerry and Georgia Active supporter of: Park Worked at Peoples State Bank since 2014 Over 40 years of banking experience Married to Linda Jones Active supporter of: Audra PollardCustomer Service Rep./Head TellerPark JonesSenior VP/Director of Mortgage Operations COURTESYFROM LEFT: Dixie County Gubernatorial Appointee Lorene Thomas, Chair of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council; Tim Murphy, Columbia County Commissioner; Chris Doolin, Legislative Affairs Consultant to the Florida Small County Coalition; Ben Scott, Columbia County Manager; Stephen Witt, City of Lake City Mayor; and Scott Koons, Executive Director of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. From staff reportsDixie County Gubernatorial Appointee Lorene Thomas, Chair of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council welcomed Chris Doolin, the legislative affairs consultant to the Florida Small County Coalition and also the Florida Small School District Council Consortium to the April 26, 2018 meeting of the Council held in Lake City. Also in attendance were Columbia County Commissioner Tim Murphy; City of Lake City Mayor Stephen Witt and Columbia County Manager Ben Scott. Mr. Doolins remarks provided Council members a review of issues facing rural counties that were addressed in the legislative session. The Florida Small County Coalition is a non-partisan statewide alliance of county commissions in Floridas small and rural counties. The Florida Small County Coalitions primary mission is to help Floridas small and rural counties address legislative issues from a small/rural perspective and work effectively with the leadership of state agencies. The Florida Small County Coalition supports programs that improve the financial capacity of Floridas local governments in small counties. The Council, whose members are local elected officials and gubernatorial appointees, administers a The Council, whose members are local elected officials and gubernatorial appointees, administers a variety of state and federal programs for north central Florida including Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union Counties. Programs include development of the Strategic Regional Policy Plan, technical assistance to local governments in development of comprehensive plans, land development regulations and grant management, and administration of hazardous materials, homeland security and economic development programs. In addition, the Council staffs the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization for the Gainesville Urbanized Area, the North Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee, the North Central Florida Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team and The Original Florida Tourism Task Force. The Councils offices are located in Gainesville. More information about the Council can be found at ncfrpc.org.Doolin speaks at NCFRPC meeting Dont miss a single play.Game recap and more everyday in your
We arrived in Juneau, one of our ports on this Alaska cruise. With time to kill before heading out on our water rafting adventure, we stopped in town at the Red Dog Saloon for a beer. The saloon floor was filled with sawdust that was at least an inch thick. They had a piano player entertaining us while we drank some local drafts. Next, we caught our bus to go rafting. We were dropped off at Mendenhall Lake. We all needed a restroom before we put on our waders. Unfortunately, all they had to offer were port-o-lets. Then we put on our rubber boots and waders. We sure looked funny all dressed up or rubbered up for the ice-cold water. We had to put the rest of our things in a bin to be taken to the take-out point to get later. Fortunately, I brought some waterproof disposable cameras for this excursion because we needed them. We took some photos in front of Mendenhall glacier, then got our life jackets and proceeded to our assigned to a boat. After receiving our safety instructions on how to get in and out of the boat, it was time to get in and get situated. There were not handles to hold onto. We were instructed to tuck our feet under the seats in front. However, if you were sitting in the font, as Scott and I were, you had nowhere to tuck your feet. Yikes! So, we moved off the shore and paddled around the lake in front of the glacier. I was beginning to get disappointed, thinking we were just going to float around the lake. I wanted more activity and action. Well, shortly after all rafts were loaded, I got it. We slowly made our way to the mouth of the river where we started down. There were several sections of rapids, no more than class I. However, it was a little intimidating up front to watch as the water crashed into the boat. Needless to say, we got soaked. Some of us more than the others. Along the river, I spotted a black bear cub and pointed it out to the group. It was awesome to see. We also saw many salmon swimming upstream. And we saw 2 bald eagles. One was flying towards us down the river; the other literally landed on a branch above us and practically posed. The boat started filling with water in the back. They said they had their feet in a good 3-4 inches of water. We didnt have any like that sitting in the front. Our guide entertained us along the way with stories and it was a good time. We were all pretty cold, especially after getting wet. When we made it to the take-out spot, we had gone about 6 miles down the river. After arriving we were able to get out of our wet clothes and put on dry socks (which they suggested you bring an extra pair) and our dry shoes. They also had a little picnic set up for us, which included reindeer sausage, salmon dip and crackers. We had a choice of water or hot cider and believe it or not, beer. A couple of people got cold beers. Not sure how, I wanted to be warmed up with the cider as did the others. This was a memorable experience and an adventure Id definitely repeat, except maybe in warmer waters and temperatures. Sandy Kishton is a freelance travel writer who lives in Lake City. LIFE Lake City Reporterwww.lakecityreporter.comSunday, May 13, 2018Section D Story ideas? Contact Editor Robert Bridges754email@example.com Paddles, rafts, and cold, fast waters in AlaskaTRAVEL TALES Sandy Kishton Photos by COREY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterTeacher Appreciation Week was an early year end party for the teachers of Columbia County School District, a school official said. Volunteer and Marketing Coordinator Dianna Swisher called it a kick off for summer. It was organized by the district and the Lake City Columbia County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with numerous local businesses. At the event, county teachers were entered into a raffle for about 110 prizes with the top prize, a $500 classroom makeover from Moes in Lake City. Its really just a chance to honor the teachers, they just give 100 percent all year long and this is kind of the mark of, you know, schools almost over, saiod Swisher. You can make it. They just give 100 percent
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Armageddon (1998) Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler. A hero tries to save Earth from an asteroid. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) AMC 60 130 254Oceans ElevenTwister (1996) Helen Hunt. Storm chasers race to test a new tornado-monitoring device. The Terror Hope comes in strange forms. (N) James Camerons Story (:20) The Terror COM 62 107 249(:15) The Ofce Fire (6:50) The Ofce(:25) The OfceThe Ofce The Ofce The Ofce The Ofce The Ofce The Ofce The Daily ShowThe Opposition CMT 63 166 327Last Man StandingLast Man StandingLast Man StandingLast Man StandingMiss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005, Comedy) Sandra Bullock, Regina King. Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005) NGWILD 108 190 283The Incredible Dr. Pol The Incredible Dr. Pol The Adventures of The Adventures of The Adventures of The Adventures of NGEO 109 186 276The Getaway Japan Between Earth and Sky (N) Drain the Great Lakes Drain the Ocean: Deep Sea MysteriesOne Strange Rock Single-cell bacteria. 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Genius Junior (N) Genius Junior Hope for the Future Timeless The General; Chinatown The team must thwart Rittenhouses plan. News First Coast News WGN-A 16 239 307Blue Bloods Mothers Day Blue Bloods Army veterans rob a bank. Blue Bloods Home Sweet Home Blue Bloods New Rules Blue Bloods The Art of War Bones The Feet on the Beach TVLAND 17 106 304Reba Happy Pills Reba Bar brawl. Reba Suspicions. Reba Love-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondLove-RaymondMom Mom King of QueensKing of Queens OWN 18 189 279Benson Sit-In Benson Benson Benson Stress Benson Benson Benson Benson Benson Benson Benson Benson A&E 19 118 265Storage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage WarsStorage Wars: Mother of All Finds An auction becomes a family affair. Storage WarsStorage Wars(:04) Storage Wars(:33) Storage Wars HALL 20 185 312(5:00) My Secret Valentine (2018) Falling for Vermont (2017, Romance) Julie Gonzalo, Benjamin Ayres. 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A maid of honors life unravels as the big day approaches. The Arrangement Suite Revenge (N) (:01) The Royals (N) (:02) The Arrangement TRAVEL 46 196 277Food Paradise Fully Loaded Food Paradise Rise and Dine Food Paradise Eight great restaurants. To Be Announced To Be Announced Food Paradise Stuffed HGTV 47 112 229Fixer Upper Fixer Upper Lakefront BargainLakefront BargainCaribbean Life (N) Caribbean Life (N) Mexico Life (N) Mexico Life (N) House HuntersHouse Hunters TLC 48 183 280Long Lost Family: Countdown to This is Life Live (N) Long Lost Family A Slamming Door This Is Life Live (Season Premiere) Seven-year-old girl receives prosthetic. (N) (:02) Long Lost Family HIST 49 120 269Pawn StarsPawn StarsPawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars (:31) Pawn Stars(:03) Pawn Stars(:33) Pawn Stars(:03) Pawn Stars(:33) Pawn Stars ANPL 50 184 282River Monsters Jungle Terminator River Monsters: Legendary Locations Zambezi bull shark; vundu catsh. 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LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 3D May 13: Actor Buck Taylor (Gunsmoke, `Gods and Generals) is 79. Actor Harvey Keitel is 78. Singer Stevie Wonder is 67. Comedian Stephen Colbert is 53. Singer Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 51. 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Answer to last Sundays CrosswordCELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS JUTSFAROFFRUTHJOY ATOMCOOKIESYRIAAMI WATERCLOSETFIELDSNEE SHOAL FIRESITWELL REMISSSIRSLOOPED PHYSICALTHERAPYBOATS BADSTATUEDANOEDU ENDSREMAPDWIELAN ADVANCEDPLACEMENTNEWS DADDYO RAPLSUYEA EMMAVILLALANA AHAEMSALA NINEPM POLITICALLYCORRECTLAB PELTTOMSONIAZOLA NAMTOWNWAFTEDRAS PUBLICSCHOOLILOVEYOU ISAIAHOATSRENATA LATCHESMRIS EMOJI ABEANTEMERIDIEMRADIO FLAMEATYICANSOHINT SEMMYNASKYCAMANNA HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LASTARIES (March 21-April 19): Hold on to whatever opinion you plan to share, and consider the consequences. Youll face opposition that will turn into an unwinnable argument. If you want to make changes, look inward instead of trying to change others. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Hidden matters are better left alone for the moment. Concentrate on what you can do to make your life and those of your loved ones better. Delays while traveling can be expected, along with confrontation with authority figures. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look at all your options before making a move. Prepare strategically and without letting others know your plan; you will stand a much better chance to get things done to your liking. Protect against unwanted interference or meddling. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You might feel obligated to help others, but before you make a commitment to someone, consider whether you are being used. A recommendation will ensure you dont have to put up with negativity and criticism. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep a low profile or get out of the house, and you may be able to sidestep someones overreaction. Focus on personal changes that are affordable and will make you feel good about yourself. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Experience what life has to offer. Take part in a retreat or attend an event that will bring you in contact with people who are just as enthusiastic as you are about the changes you want to see unfold in your community. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Dont let the changes being made at home or with your personal spending frazzle you. If you live within your means, you wont find it as difficult to deal with the stress debt can cause. Change begins within. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Make it a point to let someone you care about know how you feel. A family gathering will bring problems out into the open and encourage the support and help required to make positive adjustments. A transformation is heading your way. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A change in the way you feel will encourage you to resolve the issues that are causing problems. Honesty and integrity will play a role when explaining what you are willing to put up with. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put more effort into home, family relationships and making your personal life better. Express your feelings and share your sentiments about lifestyle, spending habits and the goals you would like to save for and accomplish, along with a doable plan. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A personal gain is heading your way. Making a physical change will boost your confidence and help you express your feelings for someone you love. A change of scenery will do you good. Make special plans for two. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Dont feel bad if someone doesnt want to contribute to your plans. You will discover that once you get started, those who show interest will benefit you far more than someone who isnt truly into what you are doing. DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I are looking forward to being married soon. The problem is, he wants a traditional wedding with bridesmaids and groomsmen, and I prefer a wedding at the courthouse. Im not good at planning parties, and we have almost no budget to work with. We will be paying for all of this out of pocket. We have a venue booked on a beach. However, the amount of planning thats going into this weeklong wedding/family vacation -with all invitees attending -is becoming too much. My future mother-inlaw doesnt care for me, and dealing with her is stressful. My fiance is not planning the wedding. I am, by default. I really dont want to do this, and we cant hire a wedding planner. Do you have any suggestions on how to compromise on this situation? -WEDDED UN-BLISS IN TEXAS DEAR WEDDED UN-BLISS: There are solid reasons it is recommended that engaged couples have premarital counseling to work out any disagreements before the vows are spoken. Im suggesting it for you. Your celebration should be kept low-key and inexpensive, and you do not have to explain or apologize to anyone for it. I would like to caution you, however, to think twice about going through with this marriage. From where I sit, you will have a built-in mother-in-law problem because the woman doesnt like you, as well as an irresponsible husband who is unwilling to compromise. It doesnt take a crystal ball to predict that you will have some serious challenges to contend with. DEAR ABBY: Neighbor Bill has lived across the street for 30 years. Our kids grew up together, and we socialized at least once a month with him and his wife. Three years ago, she left him, and his daughter moved out of town. My wife and I were among the few who helped to support him emotionally. Bill is pleasant and presentable. The problem is, hes the cheapest man on the face of the Earth. We have almost identical well-paying professional jobs. My wife and I travel extensively, attend events, have new cars and eat well. Bill has a 20-yearold car he wont even pay to wash. He travels only when he can stay at a friends house, and must be hard-pressed to pay for anything. Hes kind of a leech in that he waits for invitations where he can get by on the cheap. This makes for a very dull and challenging companion. My wife is neutral, but it has really gotten to me. Her take is to just not invite Bill if it bothers me so much. Im willing to support him emotionally, but not financially at the same time. Mutual friends agree with me. Your thoughts? -JUST ABOUT OVER BILL DEAR JUST ABOUT OVER: My thought is that the friendship with Bill may have run its course. And if your neighbor should ask you why, tell him what you have shared with me -that youre tired of footing the bill for Bill. Bride is drowning in details of planning a beach weddingDEAR ABBY Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com
4D SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 LIFE LAKE CITY REPORTER INSTRUCTIONS AND OFFICIAL RULES: One entry form per household. Entries must be submitted on the official entry ballot published in the Lake City Reporter. Photocopies and carbon copies will not be accepted. Must be 18 years of age to enter. Ballots must include name, age, address and telephone number. Ballots must have at least half of the categories filled out in order to be considered valid. Entries not meeting these criteria will not be tabulated or entered. The Lake City Reporter reserves the right to verify all entries and to eliminate any category for any reason. All ballots must be postmarked by May 31, 2018, and mailed to: Readers Choice Best of the Best, Lake City Reporter, PO Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. No purchase necessary. The Reporter will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged or otherwise undeliverable mail. All entries become the property of the Lake City Reporter. Judges decisions are final. Contest coordinator will not enter into any written or oral discussion about the contest judges. 23RD ANNUAL LAKE CITY REPORTER READERS CHOICE BEST OF THE BEST AWARDSNominate your favorites in a variety of categories!THE CHOICE IS YOURS! VOTE NOW!(Must complete 50% of ballot to be counted.) MAIL TO: Readers Choice Best of the Best Lake City Reporter PO Box 1709 Lake City, FL 32056 DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:May 31, 2018 DINING & ENTERTAINMENTBest All-Around Restaurant ___________________ Best Bar ______________________________ Best BBQ ______________________________ Best Breakfast __________________________ Best Buet ____________________________ Best Burger ____________________________ Best Caterer ____________________________ Best Country Style Restaurant _________________ Best Coee ____________________________ Best Deli ______________________________ Best Dinner Under $10 _____________________ Best Doughnuts _________________________ Best Food Truck/Trailer _____________________ Best Fried Chicken ________________________ Best Hot Wings __________________________ Best Italian Restaurant _____________________ Best Lunch Special ________________________ Best Mexican Restaurant ____________________ Best Asian Cuisine ________________________ Best Pizza 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__________________________ Best Place to Work ________________________ Best Subdivision _________________________ Best Retirement Community __________________ Best Campground ________________________ 2018 OFFICIAL ENTRY BALLOT(Simply write in your choice for Columbia Countys best and submit ballot by May 31, 2018.) 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