By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comWhy have two local governments that are always at each others throats, a growing number of community members are asking, instead of a single, streamlined one? Proponents of consolidation the merging of city and county services say the time has come to take a look at this option. Consolidation can take the form of a complete merger doing away with the distinction between the city and county, or it can be a partial marriage aimed at specific departments. You do not want to see two government agencies doing the same thing in a geographical area which could be managed by one entity, said hotelier Nick Patel. One of the most glaring examples of such redundancy, Patel said, is having a fire department for both the county and city in such a small community. Patel said he now pays the city between $8,000 to $9,000 in fire assessment fees on a typical hotel. Which is a lot of money for a small town, he said. I think consolidating would help lower the fees, and the fire department will become more efficient. Law enforcement is another popular target for consolidation. Theres no reason to have a police department and a sheriffs department, said real estate broker Richard Cole. Cole also questioned the need for SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $2 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 296 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Obituaries . . . . . . 5A Puzzles . . . . . . . 2-3B Business . . . . . . . 1C Life . . . . . . . . 1D Pickleballers give back$5,000 donation to county, 5A 81 67Chance of storms, 2A Lake City Reporter Penning the Prairie Defender SUNDAY Whats at stake with a merger Opinion 4A +PLUS >> Best of the Best ballot inside 1DSee 4DWhat do you think?Let us know in a Letter to the Editor. See 4A.Also in todays Reporter: Taste Buddies: All about artichokes Lulu survives and so do her pups Bottle show returns to Lake CitySTORIES INSIDEBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comAs the weather continues to get hotter, the amount of traffic on local rivers and lakes will grow, raising the potential for more injuries and deaths. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions 2017 Boating Accidents Statistical Report, 24 percent of the boating fatalities in 2017 were alcoholor drug-related. Karen Parker, FWC public information coordinator, said there is no open container law for vessels on the water and people often drink while on the water. Penalties for BUI (Boating Under the Influence) are the same as DUI. Its something to be taken very seriously, Parker said. Especially during the summer Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day FWC officers will be out in force. In 2017 approximately 388 BUI arrests were made for operating a vessel while under the influence or while impaired. National Safe Boating Week, May 19 25, is an ongoing campaign providing the pubNational Safe Boating week continues through May 25. CONSOLIDATION Business owners, others weigh in on merging city, county servicesEfficiency the key, say observers LCPD5 kids hurt in crash; driver fleesBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comOfficers on Saturday afternoon apprehended the driver who fled a two-car crash the previous day and left behind five children who had been riding with her, according to Lake City Police Department. Eboni Unique Douglas, 21, of Southwest Dexter Circle, ran away on foot after her Buick collided with a Kia at the intersection of Marion Avenue and Duval Street around 3 p.m. Friday, said LCPD spokesperson Mike Lee. Douglas, who was thought to be at fault in the accident for failing to yield, had an active warCaught on Saturday; children now home. WRECK continued on 2A Boating under the influence a concern as temps riseCARL MCKINNEY/Lake City ReporterDunn decries defeat of Farm BillFrom staff and wire reportsWASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, who represents southern Columbia County in Congress, decried the defeat of the Farm Bill, which failed 213198 on Friday. Its disappointing that issues completely outside of the Agriculture Committees jurisdiction led to the delay of the Farm DUNN continued on 2AKiwanis Kids DayChildren do one of the things they do best playing in the dirt at the Kiwanis Kids Day event Saturday morning at the Columbia County Rodeo Arena. The event benefits the school districts and the Early Learning Coalition of Floridas backpack pro gram to provide food for children in need. More photos, 8A. MERGER continued on 7A COURTESY FWSOfficers are on the lookout for BUI. BUI continued on 2A A3
rant in Hamilton County for violation of probation on a reckless driving charge, Lee said. Which is why we believe she abandoned the five children in the car, he said. None of the children were hers. One of the children was taken to UF Health Shands, while the other were treated locally, Lee said. They have since been released back to their parents. Lee, who was out of town when Douglas was arrested, said he didnt know where she was found. Douglas was booked into Columbia County Detention Facility at 12:45 p.m. on the Hamilton County warrant. Further charges are pending investigation, Lee said. After the crash, first responders gathered around a woman as she talked to three of the children on the sidewalk. Mommas not going away, baby, the woman repeated next to the wreckage. First responders gave aid to the children, one of whom had been lying on their back on the sidewalk. 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According to Florida Realtors, at the current rate of sale there are 4.2 months of inventory in the single family market in the county. I dont ever recall ever it being that low ... in real estate, 4.2, not in Columbia County, Gherna said. Despite low supply, he said there was high demand, tilting the scale to the sellers of the transaction. Its actually pretty good considering the fact we dont have a whole lot of inventory, he said. Thats because people are jumping on it. Theres not inventory. If you see a house you like you better jump on it. The Florida Realtors statistics said there were 288 active inventory listings in 2017 compared to 202 in April of this year with a 1.8 percent bump in new listings from 56 to 57. Pending sales have shot up during that time from 49 to 79 with a year-over-year percent change of 61 percent, the Florida Realtors data stated. Its a great market right now if youre a seller and youve got suitable inventory, he said. Its a healthy market, its a great market if youre selling. Its a great market for move-out buyers. I think those people benefit the most. The number of sales paid in cash was another statistic Gherna noted. Florida Realtors numbers indicated a 137.5 percent increase from last April in paid in cash sales jumping from 8 to 19. We havent had that many for a while, Gherna said. He said that number used to hint at heavy investor activity. Realtors are coming from everywhere trying to sell our property, he said. 4.2 months supply is least in memory, says local agent.Its a healthy market, its a great market if youre selling. Its a great market for moveout buyers. I think those people benefit the most. Driver flees scene of downtown crash CA RL MCKINNEY/Lake City ReporterA child is treated for injuries at the scene of a downtown crash Friday. W RECK continued from 1A Bill today the swamp swallowed a bill that President Trump supports and Americas Farmers depend upon, Dunn said in a prepared statement Friday. Farmers, ranchers, and foresters across the Second District work hard and take risks every day producing the food and products that we need to feed our nation. I want them to know that todays result is regrettable and I will continue to fight for a Farm Bill that recognizes their important work and provides them with the protections they need. Not even a tweet from President Donald Trump supporting the farm bill could save it from the chaos Friday. Some 30 Republicans joined with every chamber Democrat in opposition. The vote was a blow to GOP leaders, exposing the power struggle underway as leaders jockey to replace Speaker Paul Ryan, who is not seeking re-election. It disrupts GOP efforts to portray party unity ahead of the midterm election and to rack up legislative wins to motivate voters to the polls to keep their majority. Trump is disappointed in the result of todays vote and hopes the House can resolve any remaining issues, said Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters. The outcome also shelves for now the big, five-year farm bill, a top GOP priority because it combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients long pushed by Ryan as part of his safety net cuts with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in GOP-leaning farm country. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., a veteran campaign strategist, said its a mistake for conservatives to play the farm and immigration bills against each other. You dont hold one thing hostage for something thats totally different, he said. Democrats are strongly opposed to the farm bill, saying the stricter work and job training rules are poorly designed and would drive 2 million people off food stamps. The Associated Press contributed to this report. DUNNContinued From 1A Dunn lic with boating safety tips. W e want everybody to have a good time, but we also want them to make it home alive, Parker said. FWC officials will be looking for impaired operators and these operators will face arrests if found to be operating vessels under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Local waterways such as the Suwannee, Santa Fe, and Ichetucknee rivers traditionally draw large crowds during holidays. During last years Memorial Day holiday in Suwannee County, there was one boating accident reported on the Santa Fe River, FCW reports said. However, despite the influx of people, Parker said she hopes BUI doesnt become a problem. The best course of action would be to have a designated driver, she said. FWC officers will stop people if they believe theyre impaired and do field sobriety tests. If the operators are impaired, theyll be arrested. When I go out on the river I see people drinking, but I dont know how many of them are impaired. Last year Florida had 766 boating accidents, 52 more than in 2016. A total of 67 people lost their lives in boating accidents, with falls overboard listed as the leading type of fatal accident since 2003 and drowning as the leading cause of death. Parker urged boaters wear their life jackets while out on the water. There were no reportable boating accidents, injuries or fatalities in Columbia County in 2017. Columbia County has 4,498 vessels registered. Suwannee County has 2,882 registered vessels and last year there was one reportable accident, with no fatalities or injuries. The accident resulted in approximately $2,300 worth of property damage. BUIContinued From 1A
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I subscribed to Vogue magazine last week. Proud to share this news. Very secure with my manhood. I could lie and tell you I just read the articles, but let the truth be told, I signed up for the photos. All of the photos. Especially the cover. One cover photo in particular that I have complete confidence is coming soon. The Grace Elizabeth Cover. I know it will happen sooner or later, but probably sooner, and I want to be ready with my own subscription, since subscribers get early delivery of these national fashion publications before they hit the newsstands. In case youve been away from your Lake City Reporter this week, Grace Elizabeth is a 21-year-old supermodel from Lake City, a Columbia High graduate who last week signed a new contract to be the face of Este Lauder cosmetics on Tuesday and showed up on the cover of Vogues Korea edition on Thursday not a bad work week by anyones standards. We started using the term supermodel this week after the Este Lauder deal made international fashion headlines and a story in the June issue of Vogue referenced the contract and her rising career and Vogue finally started referring to her as a supermodel. I first met Grace four years ago and I connected with her and her family thanks to the late Bill Potts. Grace was 16, almost 17, at the time. She had walked in a few fashion shows, done some sporadic dress modeling locally and Potts had taken a few photos of her. Potts and I were friends, neighbors, and for a time we rode Harley Davidsons in our free time with the Christian Motorcyclists Associations Iron Shepherds chapter here in Lake City. He was a passionate photographer in his spare time and the guy had a great eye for capturing the absolute best in people. I could share a magazine concept with him and tell him I needed cover art to illustrate it, give him a day or two, and he would call me back with the right vision, a great idea for the setting and usually have a model in mind that was eager to pose. He called me one day and said he was sending me a link to a few portfolio photos he had taken of a young lady in town who was interested in testing her luck at modeling. She needed a portfolio in hand to approach an agency. It was Grace and Ill never forget what he said about her. Theres something about her. Shes just got this look. When I saw the photos, the description was not vague at all, it was spot-on. There was something about Grace and she did have the look. Thanks to Potts introduction and his excellent photography work, we put Grace on her first-ever magazine cover, the May/June 2014 issue of our Currents magazine. We did a feature on Lake City people who love Jeeps and Grace is featured at sunset, standing in Potts shined up, restored 1990 Jeep Wrangler YJ. Grace was such a natural and such a stunning cover model, I didnt waste time and asked her and her mother, Toni Cabe, if they would consider Grace posing for the cover of our Guide to Lake City. A few weeks later, Potts photographed Grace in one of Columbia Countys iconic wildflower fields and our cover for the 2015 Guide was set. By the time that magazine was ready to print later in the fall, Grace had taken the portfolio Potts shot for her, signed a contract with NEXT Model Management, was working a lot from their office in Miami Beach and had already traveled with her mother out of the country twice for shoots. I was trying to reach Grace and her mother to meet with Potts and me to see the cover unveiled before it was printed, which is something we try to do with all of our cover models, and Potts offered what turned out to be an understatement that still makes me chuckle: I dont know if well be able to catch up with her now. Shes pretty big-time. She did have time for us and she and her mother met with us and they loved the layout. Since then, Grace spent a year modeling as a GUESS girl and was the face of Victoria Secret PINK for a year before the Este Lauder contract. In between, she has walked fashion runways in ancient cities for numerous designers. Grace travels the world now like you and I shop for groceries routinely. Based mostly in New York, shes somewhere new almost weekly. But, she keeps in close contact with her family in Columbia County and comes back to North Florida to decompress when she can. We dont see her as much as we used to. She is in high demand and her interviews are managed through an agent and all of this is understandable. Grace is a brand now and we share her with the world. Her time at home is spent with family and close friends. If you follow her on social media, when shes live on Instagram, she still sounds the same, still presents herself with the same humility she had from the beginning. Grace Elizabeth, the girl who first showed up in my office in a camouflage T-shirt, wearing a Costa fishing cap backward and driving a beat-up pick-up truck, now, Im sure, enjoys a few of the finer things in life. She may be on location in Portugal, China, Paris or Milan, but she is proud of Lake City and knows it shaped her foundation. Grace is another of our rising, shining superstars. Her career continues to grow and we should all be very proud of her. Her day on the cover of American Vogue is coming. When it does, Ill be holding my advance copy and smiling and thinking of my gone-too-soon friend Bill Potts, the portfolio he created and the encouragement he gave Grace and her family, and the favor he did me by introducing us. For Grace, who has worked hard for everything she has accomplished, our newspaper team will always cheer the loudest for one of Lake Citys best who continues to make her dream a reality. OPINION Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community - oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplis hed through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. 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We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community - oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplis hed 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 OPINIONWhats at stake with a mergerThere must be a better way of managing the public affairs of a community of 70,000 than the one we have now. City and county officials squabble constantly and rarely seem to be pulling the same direction when a combined effort is whats needed. Instead we have duplication of services and inefficiencies across the board. It is time to address these concerns. Despite all this, the economy here is picking up. In fact, it appears we may be on the cusp of a new boom, one that could rival those of the 1990s and early 2000s. When it happens, it will happen fast. The one thing we dont need is for government to get in the way. This is a stumbling block we have long suffered, but must now put behind us if our community is to grow. The individuals interviewed for the lead story in todays paper, many of them business owners, offer up a wide range of ideas and perspectives, up to and including complete consolidation of city and county government, but the list is not exhaustive. The political calculus is equally complex, and will be addressed in our next story of many to come on this topic. Meanwhile, wed like to hear from you. Tell us what you think about the current system of duplicated services in Lake City and Columbia County. Tell us what should be done about it. There is a growing consensus that it will soon be time to act. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, which was intended to encourage settlements west of the Mississippi River by making federal land available for farming. In 1902, the United States ended a three-year military presence in Cuba as the Republic of Cuba was established under its first elected president, Tomas Estrada Palma. In 1914, the song By the Beautiful Sea by Harry Carroll and Harold R. Atteridge was published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Inc., in New York. In I927, Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, aboard the Spirit of St. Louis on his historic solo flight to France. In 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. 1939, regular trans-Atlantic mail service began as a Pan American Airways plane, the Yankee Clipper, took off from Port Washington, New York, bound for Marseille, France. Getting fired from Piggly Wiggly Todd Wilsontwilson@lakecityreporter.com Todd Wilson is publisher of the Lake City Reporter.When I was 13 years old, I got fired from my job as a bag boy at the Lake City Piggly Wiggly grocery store. My firing was sudden and scary. The manager called me over and barked, How many times have I told you not to carry customers groceries beyond the front door? Your job is to sack groceries. Period. Going outside is for the older boys. I knew he had told me several times so I didnt say anything. And yet you keep doing it, he said. Then he stepped closer and I must have felt like Captain Ahab facing Moby Dick on steroids about to make his final, fatal run. Scared. Then, If you cant mind me, get out of my store and dont come back until you learn who is boss around here. Thinking I had been fired, and in shock, I trudged home and Mama asked why I was home that time of morning and I told her I had gotten fired from my job. Without looking up from her cooking, she said, Our family needs you working and thats all she said. I knew what that meant: go back to Piggly Wiggly and get yourself UN-fired. So, I trudged back toward the Piggly Wiggly and my mind was in a swirl. Then I thought, Wait! Had my boss told me I was fired or to leave and not come back until I could mind him. Well, I knew when I faced him I had to say something so I decided I would say, I have learned my lesson. From now on I will do exactly what you say then just see how it went from there. So, I got to the stores front door, gritted my teeth, and walked in, ready to beg for my job back. Morris Williams! the voice called out and it startled me but it wasnt the managers voice. It was Louise, the kind but bossy head cashier. Then Where have you been? This line is backing up. Put on your apron and start bagging these groceries. And I did but I didnt carry any past the front door. My boss never brought my firing up again and I kept my job until school started. I have always remembered the lesson I learned that day. The boss is the boss. Find out what the boss wants you to do and just do it. Take care of your job and your job will take care of you. By the way if you think the name Piggly Wiggly is an odd name for a grocery store, you may think it is also odd to learn there was a similar chain in Georgia called Hoggly Woggly. You can look it up! Morris WilliamsMorris Williams is a Lake City historian and longtime retired educator. Celebrating Grace Elizabeth
Lt. Col. John L. Barber Lt. Col. John L. Barber, USA Ret., age 89 of Lake City, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in the Lake City Medical Center. Mr. Barber was born March 3, 1929 in Talladega, Alabama to John Henry and Idelle Sides Barber. He was a graduate of Auburn University where he earned his bachelors degree and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He then proudly served his country in the United States Army for thirty years, having earned the rank of Lt. Colonel upon his retirement. During the 1970s and 1990s, he was the vice-president of Atlantic First National Bank in Gainesville, now known as Wells Fargo Bank. He later served as a staff member with the Alachua County Clerk of the Court until his retirement in 2009. He loved to share his passion for flying, having owned and flown many aircraft for over 60 years. This passion was demonstrated as he was instrumental in bringing the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) to the Gainesville area during the 1970s. Mr. Barber was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Joye Barber. He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Barber of Gainesville, FL; sons, Brad (Tina) Barber of Gainesville, FL and John Randy (Marie) Barber of San Jose, CA; grandchildren, Alex (Kristen) and Brian Barber, SSG Tyler (Amy) Shepherd, Michael (Lorraine) Barber and Breanne (Jason) Herrera and great grandchildren, Austin, Ethan, Shawn, Brinlee and J.J. Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:30 a.m., in the chapel of WILLIAMSTHOMAS FUNERAL HOME WESTAREA, 823 NW 143rd Street. A reception will follow the service. Entombment will follow in Forest Meadows Central Mausoleum with military honors. Please visit Mr. Barbers memorial page at www.williamsthomasfuner alhome.com.Theresa Kay Teri Hall Cox Theresa Kay Teri Hall Cox passed away at the age of 56 in Springfield, Illinois. She was born June 26, 1961, to John and Nancy (Smith) Hall. She was preceded in death by her father and former husband, Paul Barlow Teri was an animal lover. She is survived by her daughters, Amber (Craig) Lamp and Lindsay (Tanner) Wiggins; sons, John Austin Barlow and Michael Barlow; grandchildren, James, Vincent, Ava, Peytin, Xander and Craig Mason; mother, Nancy Hall; siblings, Victoria Vicki J. (Tony) Eriksson, John F. (Vicki) Hall, and Brenda M. (Kip) Nelson; and several nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life: 5-8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, at the Southern View Municipal Building, 3410 South Fifth Street, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Animal Protective League. Please visit www.vancilmurphy.comJudy Carolyn NesSmithMrs. Judy Ca rolyn NesSmith, 74, of White Springs, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the HavenSuwannee Valley Hospice Care Center in Lake City after an extended illness. She was born on January 24, 1944 to the late George and Jewell Johnson. She was a Restaurant Manager for many years and has lived in the Groveland, Lake Butler and White Springs areas most of her life. She loved her family and children dearly. She is preceded in death by her husband of 38 years; John Joe NesSmith; step-sons; Tony and Timmy NesSmith; brother; William Bill Johnson; sisters; Sadie Lewis and Melba Wilbanks She is survived by her sons; Gordon Jennings (Karen) of Kingsland, GA, Michael Jennings (Marie) of Worthington Springs, and step-son; David NesSmith (Rolan) of Denver, CO; daughters; Joei Ogburn (Jeff) of Lake City, Crystal Jennings Cantrell (Newell) of MacClenny, and step-daughter, Diane Waters of Lake City; brother; Lawrence Johnson of Groveland; sisters; Leona Davis of Gray, GA and Peggy Sykes of Louisianna. Twenty-five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren along with her best friend; Pat Pafford of Lake City also survives. Graveside funeral ser vices will be conducted on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery (Union County) with Pastor Randy Ogburn officiating. Interment will follow. The family will receive friends from 12:301 p.m. at the Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be considered to Haven-Suwannee Valley Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction and care of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. US HWY 441, Lake City, FL, 32025. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn. com. S UNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A COMMUNITY CALENDARTodayFirst Responder Appreciation Day Watertown Congregational Methodist Church, 1024 NE Okinawa Street, Lake City, will be recognizing area Law Enforcement during theirmorning service at 11 a.m.. Those on duty or off duty are asked to stop by and let the congregation show their appreciation. Lunch will be served there or to go. Bingo 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.Lay Day ServiceThe Alton Lee Sr. Lay Organization of New Pisgah AME Church invites you, the community, to our annual Lay Day Service at 3 p.m., today, May 20 345 NE Washington St., Lake City. Rev. Jessie L. Steele of Bethel AME Church of Lake City is the Speaker of the Hour.MondayKerwin Bell to speakKerwin Bell, former University of Florida Quaterback and NFL player, will speak at Live Oak Church of God, located at 9828 US HWY 129 South. on Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m.. The free presentation, titled Iron sharpens Iron, is oriented towards men and boys. For more information call 386-842-5494 or at 386362-2483.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 386752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way in Lake City.Seed Lending Library The Columbia Seed Lending Library is available at the main library branch in downtown Lake City on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. The CSLL meets at the Fort White Branch from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, and volunteers will also be on hand on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West branch library, 435 NW Hall of Fame Drive (off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75). WednesdayVolunteers neededCommunity Hospice and Palliative Care recently opened a new office at 163 SW Stonegate Terrace, Suite 105, Lake City. We are looking for volunteers to serve in several different capacities including: relief visits for our patients families, pet therapy, veteran pinning and clerical help. V isit our web site, Volunteer. CommunityHospice.com to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Terrific TwosTerrific Twos, a library program for toddlers, is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386758-2101.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 testing Free soil pH tests are available every Wednesday morning at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Suite 170, in Lake City. Residents may bring a sample to the office during regular business hours. For more, call 752-5384. Catholics Come HomeA Catholics Come Home and Adult Catholic Education Inquiry Program will be presented at San Juan Catholic Mission each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-8:15 p.m.ThursdayGeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.Bingo at American LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more information, call 752-7776.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for families with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.FridaySpring book saleThe Columbia County Public Library West Branch (435 NW Hall of Fame Drive, off U.S. Highway 90 just past Interstate 75) is holding a spring book sale through April 30. Fill a bag with books for $3. For more information, call 386-758-1321 or email email@example.com.Dinner and dancing Dances are held each Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Lifestyle Enrichment Center). $7 admission. Call 386-755-0235 for more.Baby & Me Baby & Me, a library program for parents and babies, is held on Fridays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.SaturdayFarmers market The Lake DeSoto Farmers Market is open every Saturday in the parking lot at Marion Avenue and Duval Street, across from the Courthouse Annex. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 386-719-5766 or visit market.lcfla.com. COURTESYCounty gets check for more Pickleball spaceDonna Lynch, at left, of the Columbia County/Lake City Pickleball Club presents a check to Columbia County Commissioner Ron Williams for $5,000 to be earmarked to the resurfacing and relining of the outdoor courts at Richardson Community Center, for the purpose of increasing outdoor pickleball playing area. OBITUARIES LAKE CITY PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD POSITION AVAILABLETHE CITY OF LAKE CITY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TWO POSITIONS ON THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD. APPLICANTS (MUST BE CITY RESIDENTS) INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THIS BOARD SHOULD SEND A LETTER OF INTEREST AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION OR RESUME TO: CITY OF LAKE CITY ATTN: JACKIE KITE 205 NORTH MARION AVENUE LAKE CITY, FLORIDA 32055 THIS BOARD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGEMENT AND UPDATE OF THE CITY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND LAND USE REGULATIONS. THE PLANNING BOARD ALSO FUNCTIONS IN THE DUAL ROLE AS THE ZONING BOARD FOR THE CITY AND SHALL HAVE THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS SET FORTH IN THE LAND USE REGULATIONS AND THE CITY CODE. MEMBERS SERVE WITHOUT COMPENSATION. PLEASE NOTE MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD SERVE DUAL ROLES AND ALSO SERVE IN THE CAPACITY OF THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT. THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETS ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS. THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEETS ON A MONTHLY BASIS. ANYONE INTERESTED IS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. MEMBERS ARE APPOINTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL FOR FOUR (4) YEARS TERMS. THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETS ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS. THE PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEETS ON A MONTHLY BASIS ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH. APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018. PLEASE CALL JACKIE KITE AT (386) 719-5766 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
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S UNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 7A Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville, Fl. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venue hours vary) in local galleries, eateries and businesses. info @ artwalkgainesville.com W Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville, Fl. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venue hours vary) in local galleries, eateries and businesses. info @ artwalkgainesville.com W Free self-guided tours the last Friday of each month, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. visual art, live performance, and special events. Get started at ArtwalkGainesville.com. Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. The case for consolidation MERGER continued from 1A the City Council and County Commission, saying it would likely be more efficient to eventually combine them into a single seven-member board. Real estate broker Tom Eagle said having a single legislative body would resolve one of the communitys longest-standing issues the active hostility between city and county. Youve got one set of board members, not two entities that dont like each other or work well together, Eagle said. Youd get a lot more done. Especially when a county project requires assistance with utilities such as sewer and water, which the city controls. Any attempt to merge services will have to go before the voters on the ballot. People in the positions are not going to relieve themselves of those positions easily, Eagle said. It wouldnt be unprecedented. In 2008, a consolidation measure made it onto the ballot. A group of local business owners and politicians tried to get it to happen, said businessman Bruce Drawdy. There just didnt seem to be a whole lot of interest in it at the time. Discontent with ever-increasing taxes inside the city limits could fuel a renewed interest in the idea, he said. Its getting real expensive to live and do business inside the city limits, he said. Combining departments such as planning and zoning would improve the flow of government services, Drawdy said, by making it more convenient for residents. Property owners would no longer have to figure out whether they need to go to the citys zoning department in one building or the countys in another, he said. And you could do it without eliminating jobs, he said. You wouldnt have to go in and lay everybody off. You could just start shrinking the size of governments through natural attrition as people retire and make it much more efficient. Consolidation would also help more accurately represent the community to outside companies. Drawdy said prospective economic development partners are likely to pass on bringing jobs to the area due to the seemingly stagnant population of the city which only grew from about 11,000 in 1990 to about 12,300 in 2016. They look at Lake City and think nothings happening here, he said. But the population of the city and county combined has grown at a steady rate in that same period, from about 43,000 in 1990 to more than 69,000 in 2016. Lake City-Columbia County Executive Director Dennille Decker isnt convinced acrossthe-board consolidation is a wise move, but said a smaller-scale implementation could work. I think in some areas it certainly makes sense and would be much more efficient, she said. One such area is the Columbia County Economic Development Department, she said, which could benefit from being put under the oversight of both the city and county. Businesses looking to relocate or expand to the area have to go back and forth between the city and county, instead of having a one-stop shop, Decker said. And I think that makes it a little harder for each side to do its job, she said. Mike Stalvey, vice president of Cal-Tech Testing, a geotechnical engineering and construction firm that does business in Lake City, is skeptical about how much money consolidation would save because the demand for services from the combined governments would be the same. Its still going to take the manpower and the overhead and the capital to accomplish what each one of those entities are doing, Stalvey said. There may be some savings on the administrative side at first, but over time he fears the cost of providing government services would return to the same level it was before consolidation. Without a good, in-depth study of it, Im not sold, he said. Charlie Keith, owner of American Pawn on Main Boulevard, said he hasnt researched consolidation enough to say if its the cure for what he sees as a dysfunctional city government too keen on raising taxes. But the community obviously needs to look at something, he said. Developer Daniel Crapps, who lives in the county but does business in the city, said he has no voice on the City Council despite paying city taxes. So the city has no problem raising taxes, Crapps said. And they know we cant do anything about it. Crapps said he supports consolidation at first glance. My main reason would be the city couldnt tax us without representation, he said. STAFF PHOTOS Jobless rate down slightly in countyBy STEVE WILSONswilson@lakecityreporter.comMore people in Columbia County have jobs and the county has more workers, according to statistics released by the State of Florida. According to the April employment figures released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Columbia Countys unemployment rate for the month of April was 3.5 percent, down from 3.9 percent in March. From the same report, the labor force increased slightly from 29,228 in March to 29,238 last month. Local employment numbers are doing slightly better than that of the state as a whole, as Floridas jobless rate continues to stand at 3.9 percent, where its been since the end of 2017, according to preliminary numbers released Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. An estimated 398,000 Floridians qualified as unemployed, 2,000 fewer than in March, from a workforce of 10.2 million. Locally, 1,021 people in Columbia County were unemployed last month, down from 1,145 in March.
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Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, May 20, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and more Fort White holds end-of-the-year banquet, 4B. PREP FOOTBALL: Columbia 28, Bartram Trail 13By JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Consistency was demanded and it was delivered. Fort White scored touchdowns on four consecutive drives to start the game and the JV team finished things off in the second half for a 47-6 lopsided win over North Florida Educational Institute in the teams spring game at Arrowhead Stadium. Against an inferior opponent, coach Demetric Jackson wanted to see his team dominate on both sides of the ball. The Indians did just that, outgaining the Eagles 446-117 in yardage. I was looking at the little things. Our technique was pretty good, Jackson said. Not knowing how they were going to line up and some of the things they were going to do scares you but our technique was pretty good and we had good consistent play. Behind four rising seniors on the offensive line, Corey Dryden ran for 84 yards and two scores on nine carries while Stanley Maxwell carried the rock seven times for 78 yards and Indians dominate Eagles on both sides of the ball in spring gamePREP FOOTBALL: Fort White 47, NFEI 6CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the ReporterFort White running back Corey Dryden carries the ball up the field as Stanley Maxwell prepares to block against North Florida Educational Institute in the teams spring game on Friday. By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comThe Tigers didnt need much more motivation after losing last years spring game on their home turf. One year later, it was Columbia walking off the field victoriously. Columbias star-studded offense torched the visiting Bears for three touchdowns in the opening half. The Tigers defense remained stout even after starters exited, getting an eye-opening performance from the second and third-team units. In the end, it was the reserve players who helped Columbia outlast Bartram Trail 28-13 Friday night. Columbia got revenge, knocking off longtime foe and reigning Class 7A state runner-up. It feels good, we worked really hard this spring as a team, linebacker Ethan Umstead said. And we were looking forward to playing these guys after getting beat last year. It feels really good to beat them this year, knowing how good of a team they were last year. To beat them sets our stakes even higher for the season. Columbia gets revenge on Bartram Trail in spring finale. BEAR BEATDOWN BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia running back Kylen Callum runs over Bartram Trail defensive back Eli Dima during the teams spring game Friday night. INDIANS continued on 6BFAST BREAK TOUCHDOWN TIGERS SmithBellFultonDixonTIGERS continued on 6BHORSE RACING: Preakness StakesJustify keeps Triple Crown bid aliveUF softball walks past OSU to regional finals GAINESVILLE The sec ond-seeded Florida softball team advanced in the Gainesville Regional with a 10-2 victory over Ohio State Saturday afternoon at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. The Gators (52-8) produced its ninth come-from-behind vic tory of the year after the team fell behind 0-2 to the Buckeyes (35-15) early in the game. Jaimie Hoover sparked the offense with her sixth RBI of the regional on a single up the middle in the fifth. Later in the inning, Amanda Lorenz gave the Orange & Blue the lead, 3-2, with her two-RBI single through the right side. With the lead in hand, UF ran away with the game thanks to a seven-run sixth inning. Florida set a new season-high for walks in a game with 15 against Ohio State. Of the 10 runs scored, five reached base via base on balls. Kelly Barnhill (28-1) picked up the victory in the circle, while Aleshia Ocasio notched her sec ond save of the season. The Gators will face the Buckeyes again today at Noon after they defeated USF 3-2 Saturday night.Gordons walk-off HR carries FSU Over Auburn TALLAHASSEE After narrowly missing extra bases in the fifth inning on a leaping catch at the wall by Auburns Morgan Podany, FSUs Carsyn Gordon came through in the eighth inning, leading off the frame with an insidethe-park, walk-off home run into the right field corner to give No. 6 Florida State (49-10) a 2-1 win over No. 18 Auburn (41-16) on Saturday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field. The victory places FSU in the finals of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional against Jacksonville State, which will begin at 12:00 p.m. today. Anna Shelnutt sparked the Seminole offense with a oneout double into the right field corner in the FSU fourth inning. Deja Bush entered to pinch-run at second and later scored on Cali Harrods two-out, RBI single to center to tie the game at 1-1. Meghan King retired the final 14 batters of the game to put the Seminoles in position to win it in the bottom of the eighth. She improved to 21-6 with the win, scattering three hits and one walk over 8.0 innings and finishing with eight strikeouts.Regular season ends on sour note for GatorsSTARKVILLE, Miss. Mississippi State used a six-run eighth inning to pull away in a 13-6 win over Florida to sweep the Gators in Starkville. Florida scored in the first inning but Mississippi State hit a pair of homers in the bottom half of the inning to take a 4-1 lead. A two-run homer from Deacon Liput in the fourth inning cut the deficit to one run and Florida tied the game at 6-6 in the top of the sixth inning on Austin Langworthys RBI single. In the bottom of the sixth with the bases loaded, Rowdey Jordan grounded into a double play but it was enough to bring across the winning run. UF starter Jackson Kowar suffered the loss, allowing seven runs on nine hits through 5.2 innings.FSU celebrates Martin in regular-season finaleTALLAHASSEE On a day celebrating head coach Mike Martin as the winningest coach in college baseball history, No. 12 FSU closed the regular season with a 5-3 loss to No. 4 NC State at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles (39-17, 16-13) and Wolfpack (40-14, 19-11) will meet again next week in the ACC Tournament after FSU took 2-of-3 games this weekend. The day started with a celebration of Martin becoming the alltime wins leader earlier this month in a victory at No. 9 Clemson. Once the game began, start ing pitcher Cole Sands (7-3) allowed four runs on four hits over 6.0 innings, striking out eight and walking one. He gave up a pair of solo home runs, the only hits he allowed in the first six innings, before a pair of singles and a walk loaded the bases in the seventh and ended his day.KENNETH K. LAM/Baltimore SunJustify, ridden by Mike E. Smith, wins the 143rd Preakness Stakes in the mud and fog Saturday to capture the second leg of the Triple Crown in Baltimore, Md. By STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressBALTIMORE Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead. The roar from the crowd was delayed, hushed by the thick fog that enveloped the track. When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, trainer Bob Baffert could see jockey Mike Smiths white silks and knew his horse had been pushed to his limit with 100 yards left to go. I knew he was in for a fight, Baffert said. I knew this was not going to be easy. It wasnt easy, but Justify had enough left to hold off several hard-charging challengers and win the Preakness on a sloppy, slippery track Saturday and keep alive the chance for a second Triple Crown champion in four years. After winning the most difficult race of his career, Justify has the chance at the Belmont Stakes in New York on June 9 to accomplish the same rare feat Bafferts American Pharoah did in 2015. Well see how he trains, Baffert said. Right now, I dont see why not.Kentucky Derby champion holds on to win Preakness.JUSTIFY continued on 4BFort White scores TDs on its first four possessions to pull away with ease in win. B2
2B S UNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER SCOREBOARD TV LISTINGSToday AUTO RACING 4 p.m. ABC IndyCar, Indianapolis 500, qualifying, Day 2, at Indianapolis COLLEGE SOFTBALL Noon ESPN NCAA Tournament, Regional, teams TBA ESPN2 NCAA Tournament, Regional, teams TBA 2:30 p.m. ESPN NCAA Tournament, Regional, teams TBA ESPN2 NCAA Tournament, Regional, teams TBA 4:30 p.m. ESPNU NCAA Tournament, Regional, teams TBA 7 p.m. ESPN2 NCAA Tournament, Regional, teams TBA ESPNU NCAA Tournament, Regional, teams TBA 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 NCAA Tournament, Regional, teams TBA ESPNU NCAA Tournament, Regional, teams TBA DIVING 1 p.m. NBC U.S. National Championships, at Dallas DRAG RACING 1 p.m. FS1 NHRA, Menards Heartland Nationals, qualifying, at Topeka, Kan. (taped) 2 p.m. FS1 NHRA, Menards Heartland Nationals, finals, at Topeka, Kan. GOLF 7 a.m. GOLF European PGA Tour, Belgian Knockout, final day, at Antwerp, Belgium 1 p.m. GOLF PGA Tour, AT&T Byron Nelson, final round, at Dallas 3 p.m. CBS PGA Tour, AT&T Byron Nelson, final round, at Dallas GOLF Champions Tour, Regions Tradition, final round, at Birmingham, Ala. 5 p.m. GOLF LPGA Tour, Kingsmill Championship, final round, at Williamsburg, Va. 7 p.m. GOLF Web.com Tour, BMW Charity Pro-Am, final round, at Greenville, S.C. (same-day tape) MLB BASEBALL 1:30 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, L.A. Dodgers at Washington OR N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City 8 p.m. ESPN Cleveland at Houston NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT NBA playoffs, Western Conference finals, Game 3, Houston at Golden State NHL HOCKEY 3 p.m. NBC NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Western Conference finals, Game 5, Vegas at Winnipeg SOCCER 7 p.m. FS1 MLS, N.Y. Red Bulls at Atlanta United TRACK & FIELD 1 p.m. NBCSN adidas Boost Boston Games, at Boston 2 p.m. NBC adidas Boost Boston Games, at Boston WNBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. NBA Indiana at Washington 5 p.m. ESPN2 Los Angeles at Minnesota Monday, May 21 BEACH VOLLEYBALL Midnight (Tuesday) NBCSN AVP Pro Tour, Austin Open, at Austin, Texas (taped) COLLEGE GOLF 4 p.m. GOLF Women, NCAA Division I Championships, Individual national championship, at Stillwater, Okla. MLB BASEBALL 8 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, N.Y. Yankees at Texas OR Kansas City at St. Louis 11 p.m. MLB Colorado at L.A. Dodgers NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN NBA playoffs, Eastern Conference finals, Game 4, Boston at Cleveland NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Eastern Conference finals, Game 6, Tampa Bay at Washington SOCCER 2:30 p.m. FS1 Bundesliga, regulation playoff, 2nd leg, Holstein Kiel vs. WolfsburgNBA PLAYOFFSCONFERENCE FINALS Saturdays Game Game 3: Cleveland 116, Boston 86 Celtics lead series 2-1 Todays Game Game 3: Houston at Golden State, 8 p.m. Series is tied 1-1NHL PLAYOFFSCONFERENCE FINALS Saturdays Game Game 5: Tampa Bay 3, Washington 2 Lightning lead series 3-2 Todays Game Game 5: Vegas at Winnipeg, 3 p.m. Golden Knights lead series 3-1Basketball great Russell released from hospitalSEATTLE (AP) Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell was released from a Seattle hospital Saturday after an over night stay for an unknown condition. Russell confirmed on Twitter that he went to the hospital late Friday. He didnt say why. The hospitalization was initially reported by TMZ, which said it was for dehydration.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB New York 29 13 .690 Boston 31 15 .674 T ampa Bay 21 22 .488 8 Toronto 22 24 .478 9 Baltimore 14 31 .311 16 C entral Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 22 22 .500 Detroit 20 24 .455 2 Minnesota 18 23 .439 2 K ansas City 14 31 .311 8 Chicago 12 30 .286 9 W est Division W L Pct GB Houston 29 18 .617 Seattle 25 19 .568 2 L os Angeles 25 20 .556 3 Oakland 24 22 .522 4 Texas 18 29 .383 11 F ridays Games L.A. Dodgers at Washington, ppd. Oakland 3, Toronto 1 Baltimore 7, Boston 4 Texas 12, Chicago White Sox 5 Houston 4, Cleveland 1 Milwaukee 8, Minnesota 3 Kansas City 5, N.Y. Yankees 2 Tampa Bay 8, L.A. Angels 3 Seattle 5, Detroit 4 San Diego 3, Pittsburgh 2 Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 1 N.Y. Mets 3, Arizona 1 Miami 2, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 12, Philadelphia 4 Colorado 6, San Francisco 1 Saturdays Games Oakland 5, Toronto 4 Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 4, 11 innings L.A. Dodgers 4, Washington 1 Philadelphia 7, St. Louis 6 San Francisco 9, Colorado 4 Cleveland 5, Houston 4 San Diego 6, Pittsburgh 2 Boston 6, Baltimore 3 Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 3 Atlanta 8, Miami 1 Chicago Cubs 10, Cincinnati 0 Milwaukee 5, Minnesota 4 N.Y. Mets 5, Arizona 4 N.Y. Yankees 8, Kansas City 3 L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 8:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 9:07 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.Helio, Danica move on towards Indy 500INDIANAPOLIS (AP) IndyCars marquee names turned a day of qualifying for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing into a throwback, nail-biting, bumping affair. Helio Castroneves, seeking a redemp tive record-tying fourth victory, was fast est around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Danica Patrick was fast, too, and she averaged 227.610 mph to snag the ninth and final spot in the next round of qualifying, the Fast Nine. But this was a full field for the first time in years, and it meant two drivers werent making next Sundays show. Never did the renewed bumping expect to be a threat to James Hinchcliffe, one of IndyCars top drivers. And no one expected trouble for Pippa Mann, a perennial presence in the Indy 500. The British driver spends her entire year working to raise the money to run the Indy 500. Yet after a day of bumping, it was Hinchcliffe and Mann who were surprisingly sidelined .Harvick picks up $1 million with All-Star winCONCORD, N.C. (AP) Nothing can stop Kevin Harvick these days, and the hottest driver in NASCAR picked up a $1 million payday with yet another victory. Harvick won the All-Star race on Saturday night exactly 11 years to the day of his only other win in Charlotte Motor Speedways exhibition event. This time it is part of a raging hot streak that sent him into the All-Star race with five points race victories, including the last two. Its technically three in a row now, although the All-Star race is for cash only. NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 27 17 .614 Philadelphia 26 17 .605 Washington 24 19 .558 2 New York 22 19 .537 3 Miami 17 28 .378 10 C entral Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 28 18 .609 Pittsburgh 26 19 .578 1 Chicago 24 19 .558 2 S t. Louis 24 19 .558 2 Cincinnati 16 31 .340 12 W est Division W L Pct GB Arizona 25 20 .556 Colorado 25 21 .543 S an Francisco 23 24 .489 3 L os Angeles 18 26 .409 6 S an Diego 19 28 .404 7 T odays Games Baltimore at Boston, 1:05 p.m. Oakland at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. San Diego at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City, 2:15 p.m. Philadelphia at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 4:07 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 8:08 p.m. Mondays Games Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at Milwaukee, 7:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.Newcomb, Camargo and Albies power Braves past MarlinsATLANTA (AP) Sean Newcomb pitched six strong innings to win his fourth straight start, Johan Camargo and Ozzie Albies each drove in two runs, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 8-1 on Saturday night. Ender Inciarte went 3 for 4 and Freddie Freeman added a two-run homer in the eighth to help Atlanta win for the eighth time in 11 games and hold onto the NLs best record at 27-17. Jose Urena (0-7) lost his eighth straight decision, with his last victory coming Sept. 20 against the New York Mets. The Marlins have lost each of his 10 starts this year and 12 straight overall to match the longest streak in club history, set by Brian Moehler from 2006-07. The Braves scored four runs in the fifth to take a 4-1 lead. Urena gave up five hits and four runs in six innings.Wise joins Leishman for lead at windy NelsonDALLAS (AP) Aaron Wise wasnt rattled by wind, not even by a bogey that dropped him into a tie for the lead on the final hole Saturday. Now the 21-year-old PGA Tour rookie is ready for another run at his first victory. Wise shot a 3-under 68 to pull even with Marc Leishman, four shots ahead of Matt Jones and Kevin Na going into the final round. Leishman shot 69 after setting a 36-hole tournament record previously shared by Tiger Woods. The 34-year-old Australian had a career-best 61 in the opening round. Hometown star Jordan Spieth couldnt make a move from eight shots back, shooting par 71 and falling 10 strokes behind. Na (69) and Jones (68) had to settle for 13 under. Jimmy Walker shot 70 with a double bogey on the final hole that dropped him to 12 under, with Brian Gay, who bogeyed 18 for a 72. NHL PLAYOFFSVasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off CapitalsNBA PLAYOFFSManziel signs with CFL in path back to footballHAMILTON, Ontario (AP) Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League, look ing to salvage his football career after a turbulent and unsuccessful stay with the Cleveland Browns. The quarterback signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and appeared at a news conference Saturday, ending months of speculation on his possible path back to the game. His last game came at the end of the 2015 season. He now comes to a team coached by June Jones, a former NFL and college coach. Players report to training camp this weekend.Nadal beats Djokovic, to face Zverev for Rome titleThe latest installment in the rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic met expectations for one tight set. Then Nadal pulled away for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday. In their 51st meeting but first in more than a year, Nadals court coverage eventually proved too much to handle for Djokovic, who is still regaining his form from a persistent right elbow injury. Nadals opponent in Sundays final will be defending champion Alexander Zverev, who recovered from an early break in the second set to beat Marin Cilic 7-6 (13), 6-4. By FRED GOODALLAssociated PressTAMPA Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help the Tampa Bay Lightning hold off the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Saturday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final. Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan also scored as the home team won for the first time in the bestof-seven matchup, with the Lightning taking a 3-2 series lead and moving within one victory of advancing the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in four seasons. The Capitals, in the conference final for the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era, have lost three straight after winning twice on the road to begin the series. Ovechkin scored with 1:36 remaining, trimming what once was a threegoal lead to one, however Vasiliveskiy made three more saves down the stretch to finish the victory. Game 6 is Monday night in Washington, where Tampa Bay has already won to improve to 5-1 on the road this postseason. The Capitals won the first two games on the road, scoring 10 goals on Vezina Trophy finalist Vasilevskiy and sending the Lightning won had the best record in the East during the regular season into desperation mode. Tampa Bay responded by winning Game 3 in Washington, evening the series despite being outshot and outplayed for sizeable stretches of a 4-2 victory in Game 4 and returning home, where coach Jon Cooper was confident the Lightning would be better than they were in the first two games. Turns out Cooper was right. Washingtons Dmitry Orlov turned the puck over in the neutral zone on the opening shift of the night and Callahan made the Caps pay for the mistake, feeding Paquette for a 1-0 lead just 19 seconds into the game. Palats second goal of the series made it 2-0. Tampa Bay extended the advantage to three goals when Callahan scored 33 seconds into the second period. Outshot 13-4 and limited to one scoring opportunity in the opening period, the Caps began to put some pressure on Vasilevskiy in the second. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal in his fourth straight game, giving him a franchise single-year, playoff-best 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) and trimming Washingtons deficit to 3-1 at 4:21 of the period. The Capitals kept pressing in the third period, but didnt breakthrough against until Ovechkin scored his 11th goal this postseason. Notes: The road team won each of the first four games of a series for the sixth time in the last 10 years and 26th time in Stanley Cup playoffs history. Under that scenario, the road team has won Game 5 only three times. ... Paquettes goal was his first in the playoffs since Game 3 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, ending a 34-game drought for the 24-year-old center. ... At 19 seconds of the opening period, Palats goal was not the fastest to start a game in Lightning history. Adam Hall scored for Tampa Bay 13 seconds into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against Boston in 2011. ... Capitals winger Andre Burakovsky was a game-time scratch.LeBron, Cavs overpower Celtics in Game 3By TOM WITHERSAssociated PressCLEVELAND LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home floor, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. Outplayed during two losses in Boston, the Cavs used a three-day break in the series to regroup and re-grip this series. They built a 19-point lead in the first quarter, pushed it to 30 in the second half and overpowered the Celtics, who fell to 1-5 on the road in the postseason. Any discussion of Clevelands demise is premature. Kyle Korver made four of the Cavs 17 3-pointers and Cleveland had six players in double figures. Game 4 is Monday night before the series returns to Boston. Jaylen Brown was in foul trouble all night and scored just 10 for the Celtics after averaging 23 in the first two games. Jayson Tatum scored 18 and Terry Rozier 13 for Boston. Only 19 of a possible 300 teams have ever overcome a 2-0 deficit in the playoffs. James and the Cavs, who previously did it in 2007 and again in 2016 while winning the NBA title, took the first step toward a third comeback. To return to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year, the Cavs have to win four of five and re-write Bostons illustrious history. The Celtics are 37-0 when they win the first two games in a series. George Hill finished with 13, J.R. Smith 11 and Clevelands supporting cast played so well that James only had to play 37 minutes.
S UNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER 3B OUTDOORSTips on filling your reel with fishing line By MONTY STEPHENSSpecial to the ReporterGoing fishing costs considerable money and effort. It takes a lot of equipment. But when you finally hook a big fish, the single most important element becomes your fishing line. Every inch of the fishing line must not break or the fish will get away. Using a good quality fishing line and changing it at the proper time is critical to success. We all have friends who never re-spool their fishing reels. Reminds me of a co-worker who bragged he never changed his oil. When his oil would get low he would just pour new oil into his motor. He was taking a foolish chance to save $20 in oil changes with a $3,000 motor. Using some of the best fishing line will only costs only $3 or so. The typical fishing trip costs an average of $40. It makes little sense to invest in equipment, fuel, bait and ice in order to catch fish and then take a chance on losing a quality fish because of old fishing line. Some professional fishermen/fisherwomen change their line with each tournament, whether it needs it or not. Certainly not a bad thing to do. But there are signals for when fishing line should be changed. The first is when the monofilament fishing line develops memory. No matter what kind of reel is used, if 4-5 yards of line is stripped out and it develops tight curls (like it was when it was spooled on the reel) then its time for new line. Monofilament fishing line is affected by UV rays and it absorbs water. This process weakens the line over time and causes its color to become dull. Every month or two, compare the color of the fishing line on your reel to the color of the fishing line on the spool. If there is a subtle color change, then its time to re-spool. This is true for all fishing line, even clear monofilament. Clear monofilament will lose its sheen and become cloudy. Bass Pro Shops Fishing Specialist Trevor Green offered several tips regarding the best way to change fishing line. Green is a Saltwater Fishing Specialist from Stuart and is currently attending the University of Florida. He is working at Bass Pro Shops in Gainesville while awaiting entry into Law School. Green noted the technique for spooling a reel depends on what kind of reel is being used. He noted Bass Pro Shops fills reel at no charge, except for the cost of the fishing line. Green stressed the most important thing when filling a bait cast reel is tension on the line. If the line is loosely wound up, the user will get more backlashes and the drag will function less efficiently. The amount of pressure needed when filling is no more than 1-2 pounds. This will make the line lay on the reel properly. Green also noted overfilling a reel will create problems. He recommends stopping when the line is about a 1/8 inch from the outside edge of the spool. When spooling a reel at home, Green recommends getting a friend to help. The friend will hold the fishing line spool stuck in a Philips Screwdriver with one hand so the spool is able to turn. With the other hand, the friend will press a rag gently on the spool to apply pressure while the reel is cranked. This will put tension on the line as its spooled. Green noted bait casters and spin cast reels are filled with the spool turning horizontally in alignment with the reel. Spinning reels are a different story. Green noted spinning reels by design add a 1/8 turn twist to the line with every crank of the handle. Because of this, spinning reels need to be filled by not allowing the fishing line spool to turn. Instead the spool is stood on its round base. When the reel is cranked, the line will come off the fishing line spool over its top. He also said when cranked, spinning reels rotate and lay the line on the reels in a clockwise fashion. So when the spool of fishing line is positioned, it should be aligned so its line comes off in a counterclockwise fashion. This will eliminate the line twist. For nearly all brands of line, this means the spool of new line should be placed on a table or the floor with the label down. Lastly, please dispose of used fishing line properly. Never throw it in the water or woods. The FWC has placed recycling tubes for fishing line at most boat ramps so it can be disposed of properly. Should you not find a recycle tub, then place it in a trash container. Fishing line carelessly disposed of can entangle and needlessly kill many different kinds of birds and animals. This is one way we can keep our fishing areas clean. Good fishing.Boating accident statistics provide safety remindersFWCFrom staff reportsWith the release of the 2017 Boating Accident Statistical Report, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages boaters to focus on simple, effective steps that make boating safer. For 2017, the leading contributor to boating accidents was the operators inattention or failure to maintain a proper lookout. It is critical for operators to be diligent in observing and being aware of what is going on around them, said Lt. Seth Wagner from the FWCs Boating and Waterways Section. In 2017, 261 boating accidents involved collisions and 38 percent of all collisions were due to inattention or the operator failing to maintain a proper lookout. Its important that while out relaxing and enjoying Floridas beautiful waters, boaters remember to be safe, Wagner said. Florida had 766 boating accidents in 2017, 52 more accidents than in 2016. However, there was no change in the number of fatalities. A total of 67 people lost their lives last year in boating accidents. Falls overboard have been the leading type of fatal accident since 2003, with drowning as the leading cause of death. Eighty-one percent of these victims were not wearing a life jacket. Todays boaters can choose from several models of light and comfortable inflatable beltpack or over-the-shoulder life jackets that can be worn while fishing or enjoying the sun. Boating accident statistics support an important message: Life Jackets Save Lives. The FWC is responsible for reviewing, analyzing and compiling boating accident data for the state. Its statistical report details boating accidents and their causes. The theme of accident-related messages from FWC staff is clear: Officers want to help keep Floridas beautiful waterways a safe place to boat. COURTESYTrevor Green of Bass Pro Shops is pictured re-spooling a bait casting reel.
4B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 Carl Ste-Maries Junior Golf Camps signupsCarl Ste-Maries popular Junior Golf Clinics are back again this year at The Country Club at Lake City. There will be four Junior Golf Clinics this summer. All the clinics will be held from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost will be $85 for non-members and $70 for members. The dates for the clinics are #1 June 4-8, #2 June 18-22, #3 July 9-13 and #4 July 23-27. Drinks and snacks will be provided free of charge. The clinics are limited to the first 20 paid kids. This is the longest running Junior Golf Clinic in Lake City. Make sure you register your kid up early as they will fill up. You can register your child or pick up infor mation at The Country Club at Lake City. For more information, please call Carl Ste-Marie at 386-752-2266 or 386-623-2833. Johnny Youngs Junior Tennis Camp signupsThe Country Club at Lake City is proud to bring to you Johnny Youngs Tennis Camp. There will be three Junior Tennis Camps this summer. All the clinics will be held from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost will be $85 for non-members and $70 for members. The dates for the clinics are #1 June 11-15, #2 July 16-20, and #3 July 30-3. Drinks and snacks will be pro vided free of charge. The clinics are limited to the first 16 paid kids. You can register your child or pick up information at The Country Club at Lake City. For more information on the clinics, please call Johnny Young at 386-365-3827 or Carl Ste-Marie at 386-752-2266.Iron Sharpens Iron mens and boys eventThe Iron Sharpens Iron mens and boys event will be held on May 21 atLive Oak Church of God at 9828 US Hwy 129 South in Live Oak. The event begins at 7 p.m. Doors opens at 6 p.m. with guest speaker for mer Florida Gator quarterback and Valdosta State head coach Kerwin Bell. For more Information please call 386-362-2483 or 386-842-5494 or 386-234-1289.Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp signupsThe Girls Club Summer Camp and Boys Club @ Teen Town Summer Camp are holding their general pub lic registration beginning at 8 a.m. at the Girls Club Facility. Registration will be taken until the summer camp is full. Spots are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost for the nine-week camp is $275. Boys and Girls must be six years of age and completed the first grade through 12 years of age to attend. If you have any questions please contact Tara Krieghauser at 386-7195840 for information on the Girls Club Program or Heyward Christie at 386-754-3607 for information on the Boys Club at Teen Town Program.Registration for Boys Club of Columbia CountyThe Boys Club of Columbia County is now taking registration for the youth summer program which begins on June 4 through August 3. All children, ages 6-13, are eligible to attend. The club offers game rooms, movies, crafts and much more. Lunch and snacks are also provided. Fee for the session: $265. For more information please call, 386-752-4184Registration for youth basketball leagueThe Columbia County Recreation Department and the RCCAMN will soon begin registration for the upcoming youth basketball league. The league is co-ed and will have two divisions (6-8) and (9-12). Registration will be until June 1 at the Richardson Community Center from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost of the league will be $40 and players need to provide a birth certificate to participate. Each paid registrant will also receive a free t-shirt just for participating! Flyer and registration forms available online at http://ccrd-lc.weebly.com. For questions contact Mario Coppock or Nicole Callum at 386-754-7095.Youth Summer Camp at Richardson CenterThe Richardson Community Center/ Annie Mattox Park North, Inc. is taking registration for its Youth Summer Camp. Signups will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The deadline is June 9 or until full (50 students). The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-12. Spots are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. The cost of the 8-week camp is $250.00 and includes the admission price of the weekly out of town field trips, break fast, lunch and afternoon snack. For additional information, contact Nicole Callum or Mario Coppock at 386-754-7095 or visit our website for registration forms @ http://ccrd-lc. weebly.comBRIEFS From staff reportsSixteen players competed in the Saturday Blitz on May 5. Eddy Brown came in first place with a +6. Mike Carr, Shayne Edge and Tom Wade all tied for second place with a +5. Skin winners were: Bud Johnson #1, Mike Carr #5, Shayne Edge #9, Tom Wade #12 and Scott Kishton #14. The Saturday Blitz costs $15 plus cart fee and is open to anyone but you must tee off by 9:30 a.m. Just call the pro shop to make a tee time. The Sunday Blitz cost $20 plus cart fee and is open to anyone and you can tee off at anytime. Four ladies played in the LGA Throw Out 3 on May 8. Peggy Radcliffe came in first place with a net score of 53.3. Natalie Bryant had the only chip in and won the pot. A new chip in pot will start on next Tuesday. The LGA plays every Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. Fifteen players competed in the Wednesday Blitz on May 9. Derrick Tuell won first place with a +8. Charlie Kilpatrick came in second place with a +7. Nate Bass came in third place with a +5. Steve Patterson and Jerry Smith tied for fourth place with a +4. Skin winners were: Derrick Tuell #2, Steve Patterson #3, Shelton Keen #4, Dennis Crawford #9, #11 and #15, Cory DePratter #12 and Charlie Kilpatrick #17. The skins pot hole was #12; Corey DePratter had the only birdie and won the pot worth $370. A new pot will start on Wednesday. The Wednesday Blitz costs $13 (plus optional pot) plus cart fee and is open to anyone and you can tee off at anytime. Just call the pro shop to make a tee time. The Good Old Boys Match 1 Ed Snow, Rhea Hart, Bill Rogers and Jim McGriff -7, Noidrie Moses, Eli Witt, Shelton Keen and Larry Ward 3. Match 2 Bob Wheary, Jeff Mayne, Howard Whitaker, Randy Register and Dan Stephens -7, Marc Risk, Jim Stevens, Bill Wheeler, Steve Crane and Bob Hiers 5. Good Scores were: Bob Wheary 73 (35-38), Noidrie Moses 76 (39-37), Marc Risk 77 (37-40), Howard Whitaker 79 (38-41) and Dan Stephens 78 (38-41). For more information on any events and tournaments or specials at The Country Club, please call the pro shop at 752-2266 or check out our website at www.thecountryclubatlakecity.com. UPCOMING May 26, MGA Tournament May 28, Memorial Day Blitz June 4-8, Golf Camp #1 June 11-15, Tennis Camp #1 June 16, U.S. Open Blitz June 18-22, Golf Camp #2 July 9-13, Golf Camp #3 July 16-20, Tennis Camp #2 July 21, The Open BlitzBASEBALL: Fort White banquetCOURTESY PHOTOSABOVE: Tyler Shelnut (from left), Offensive Player of the Year and Highest Batting Average Award; Cameron Couey, Academic Player of the Year Award; Caleb Mathews, Defensive Player of the Year. BELOW: Hunter Hadorn (from left), FACA All-Academic; Tyler Shelnut, FACA All-Academic and All-State; Dalton Brooks, FACA All-Academic; Brant Parker, FACA All-State; Jacob Sosa, FACA All-State; Tanner Trice, FACA All-Academic; Cameron Couey, FACA All-Academic; Caleb Mathews, FACA All-State and All-Academic. Just getting through the Preakness was a test for the Kentucky Derby champion and heavy 2-5 favorite. When Smith looked over his shoulder early and saw Good Magic he thought, Oh man, its going to be a match race from this point on, and Justify held up to the challenge down the backstretch and late as Bravazo and Tenfold chased him down. They tested his fitness today, Smith said after his second Preakness win and first since 1993. This is his hardest race that hes had. With Baffert praying for the wire at Pimlico, Justify won by a half-length after completing the race in 1:55.93. Bravazo edged Tenfold for third, and Good Magic was fourth. What I saw of it, I liked it a lot, said veteran D. Wayne Lukas, who trains Bravazo. I want them to extend it another 50 yards. ... We ran at him. We kept him honest just like we said we would. Good Magic pressed Justify so much, the Derby runner-up faded near the end of the 1 3/16-mile race and fell out of the money for the first time in his career. It just wasnt a good trip, Good Magic trainer Chad Brown said. I would have liked to see a different scenario, maybe where were just off the pace a little bit, we werent getting pressed on the fence the whole way. Disappointing. That almost happened to Justify. Smith was worried when he saw Good Magic over his shoulder and when Justify slipped early, and he was hoping there was enough left to get to the wire. Baffert tied Lukas record with his 14th Triple Crown victory and matched 19th-century trainer R.W. Walden with his seventh Preakness title. Baffert also remained undefeated with Derby winners in the Preakness following Silver Charm, Real Quiet, War Emblem and American Pharoah. Justify, who paid $2.80, $2.80 and $2.60 as the deserved favorite and improved to 5-0, showed more evidence of being the same kind of super horse as American Pharoah, and Baffert has repeatedly drawn comparisons between them. Those will only continue assuming Justify is good to go for the Belmont in three weeks. He has to come out of the race well, and hes got to be training really well, Baffert said. I did the same thing with American Pharoah, all my horses that ran the Triple Crown, they have to be 100 percent. Justify looked every bit of 100 percent after a bruised heel in the Derby caused quite the firestorm. A bigger question now is how the lightly-raced colt who didnt run as a 2-year-old handles a mile and a half. Had the Preakness been just a tenth of a mile longer, Justify might have been caught, though Smith thought he had plenty of horse left. JUSTIFYContinued From 1B from the COUNTRY CLUB from theAT LAKE CITY
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6B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 Columbias first-team offense was as good as advertised as the unit scored on its first two drives of the exhibition game. Quarterback Jordan Smith, who finished the game with 174 total yards, got his team on the board with a 1-yard goal-line punch. The Tigers took a 14-0 advantage when Smith found Marquez Bell for a 41-yard touchdown. Behind its formidable defense, Columbia kept cruising when Bobby Fulton caught a wide-open bomb for a 60-yard touchdown early in the second. One of the biggest things I was happy to see was how Jordan came out and operated the offense, Columbia coach Brian Allen said of the rising junior, who finished with three scores. He came and hit his throws. We added some tweaks (Thursday) in our walkthrough, and he came out and executed well. Bartram is always going to have well-coached players and sound packages. So I was very proud of the way he made his reads and delivered throws. And for the (first-team) defense, they were outstanding, when you go against Bartram and dont give up any scores. Special teams was solid, didnt give up anything major. I was pleased with that. Well watch the film and Im sure theres things we can take into summer. But as we continue to move forward, I feel like the offense is only going to advance and the defense only will get better as we get more comfortable. Its about players getting comfortable and continuing to build confidence. Bartram Trail kicker Will Greig converted two field goals (18, 22) before halftime. The Tigers continued to receive strong play from the backup units in the second half. Bears starting quarterback Chad Dodson did most of his damage on the ground as he tallied 94 rushing yards. But it was backup quarterback Michael French who put together the teams best drive, capped off with a 3-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarterback. The Bears cut the defect to a single score but the Tigers answered about four minutes later. Columbia quarterback Ty Weinger shook off an earlier interception and marched the offense downfield on his successful fourth quarter drive. Smiths understudy went 6 for 7 on the drive, resulting in a 32-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Dixon. The lone score in the final period was enough to seal the spring game victory. Ive been so pleased with Ty this spring, Allen added. I try to do best when I am coaching this quarterback position is making sure a kid progresses year to year. If you arent developing, it doesnt matter whether its a 6 big-armed guy. Ty is a kid whos smart, and if were every in a situation, hell be able to come in and operate the offense. We wont miss a beat in the process. He knows where to go with it. Columbia aims to build on this confidence-boosting win entering the summer. The Tigers are poised to begin their summer workouts on June 11. Columbia also is hosting a 7v7 tournament next month. After dominating the competition this spring, the Tigers have plenty to be excited about when the entire team regroups in August. This is really, really good squad, Umstead added. We should be able to make a deep playoff run if we just keep working and playing hard. TIGERS Continued From 1Banother score. Dryden scored on a 1-yard plunge on Fort Whites opening drive less than four minutes into the game before Maxwell scored on a 5-yard run on the following drive to put the Indians up 13-0 with 7:15 to go in the first quarter. Fort White dominated on the ground even once the JV team entered to start the second half, with Tavion Taylor running for a game-high 95 yards on nine carries. I couldnt do anything without them. Without them I would go nowhere at all, Dryden said. Our receivers were also blocking for us on the outside. They understand they can block themselves. I can say the same thing for me, we make sure we all block for each other. Quarterback Brayden Summers threw two touchdowns on a 4 for 7 night for 56 yards in his first start under center. He connected with Kannel Stewart on a quick hitch on Fort Whites third drive of the game and Stewart took it 29 yards to the end zone to extend the lead to 20-0. Following Drydens 4-yard touchdown on Fort Whites fourth drive set up by Izaya Lathams fumble recovery Summers hooked up with Rahman Paul on a 30-yard touchdown on the next possession to put the Indians up 27-0. Summers and company nearly scored again right before halftime but the clock ran out with the Indians inside the Eagles fiveyard line. (Brayden) managed the game well, Jackson said. I think his first throw he forgot his mechanics and I said, Let me get him out of the pocket and do some things with him. But he did some things as the game went on. Before that deep ball I kind of called a timeout to remind him to set his feet and make sure he threw where it should go. The Eagles only score came on their opening drive of the second half against Fort Whites JV defense. But they couldnt muster much of anything against Fort Whites starters, who didnt allow a first down until NFEIs fifth drive, which came on a 3rd-and-19 no less. Derrick Roberson led the Indians defense with two of its four sacks. Latham had 1 sacks while Dryden had a sack. Terrance Jones also had an interception in the win. We kind of set the tone defensively. We made some great plays, Jackson said. They finally got a 3rd-and-19 for their first down on a busted assignment and they scored on the JV guys so I thought our defense played well. Backup quarterback Emmitt Philpot led the Indians on two second-half scoring drives. He scored on a 2-yard draw and later connected with receiver Jarod Cannon on a 31-yard touchdown that started a running clock with 47 seconds left in the third quarter.CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the ReporterFort White offensive lineman Matt DiMauro pancake blocks a North Florida Educational Institute player during the teams spring game on Friday. INDIANS Continued From 1BColumbia linebackers Jaylen Brown (left) and Ethan Umstead (right) combine to tackle Bartram Trail receiver Gunner Hitzeman during the teams spring game on Friday. Photos by BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterABOVE: Columbias defense swarms in for a tackle against Bartram Trail during the teams spring game. BELOW: Columbia receiver Bobby Fulton evades a Bartram Trail defender following a catch. Columbia receiver T.J. Jones makes a one-handed catch against Bartram Trail.
By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comColumbia Countys bed tax revenue is up for 2017-18, strongly based on the impact of Hurricane Irma, and county officials expect to generate $1.6 million from the tax this year. The bed tax revenue is up 9.39 percent, said Paula Vann, Columbia County Tourist Development Council Executive Director. The 9.39 percent increase in revenue represents about $822,081. In the 2016-17 fiscal year during the same period, the countys bed tax revenue generated $751,736. This years bed tax has generated $70,546 over the same period from last year. The 2017-18 fiscal year goes from Oct. 1, 2017 Sept. 29, 2018. Last years bed tax generated $1.5 million. Bed tax revenue is generated from people staying at Columbia County hotels. Columbia County levies a 5 percent bed tax. The county has been levying the 5 percent bed tax rate since October 2015 and the rate is capped at 5 percent by state law. Vann said the increase in this years bed tax revenue can be attributed to an influx of people staying at local hotels during the period immediately following Hurricane Irma. Part of the increase is from Hurricane Irma, but weve had some up months and some down months, she said. Party in the Pines was a new event and it brought several people to the area in October. During the period before and immediately following Hurricane Irma, people seeking refuge from the storm and power company employees kept local hotels near capacity level for several weeks. Emergency crews from around the nation stage by the hundreds in Lake City during severe weather downstate. October 2017 was the largest month for bed tax revenue when the county generated $162,189. That was primarily from Hurricane Irma, Vann said. That was a unique situation. We had people traveling through, sleeping in lawn chairs in the hotel lobbies and things like that. We had power crews and everyone and anyone from the entire state. We were the hub for power crews. In addition the bed tax revenue remained surprising high in January, even though there were no special events. That was kind of a random anomaly with so many people stopping here, Vann said, noting 36-40 percent of visitors at local hotels are passing through Columbia County heading to other destinations. Vann said marketing efforts also had a positive impact in drawing more visitors to local hotels. The Olustee Battle Festival weekend in February also filled local hotels. Traffic-wise at Olustee the numbers were up substantially, Vann said. Several surrounding counties have two-night minimum stay requirements for their hotels and Vann said sometimes travelers stay in Columbia County to avoid the two-night minimum. The University of Florida graduation was one of our big hits a few weeks ago, she said... Just about anytime there is an event anywhere that feeds in this area, its a big win for us. There is no specific project that has been earmarked to get the additional revenue created through the bed tax. Each year were trying to put more (funds) into advertising and promotion, Vann said. Weve increased our advertising budget substantially over the past few years. We want to invest in the sports (tournament) programs, events and promotions. We dont have any specific events right now because were primarily trying to get the sports programs revved-up as much possible. Lake City Reporter Week of Sun., May 20, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section CColumbia, Inc.Your marketplace source for Lake City and Columbia County LARGE 2-TOPPING PIZZA$ 7 99 rfn OVER 600 LOCATIONS!Hungry Howies and its related marks are trademarks of Hungry Howies Pizza & Subs, Inc. Use of the trademarks in the State of Florida are under license of HH Pizza, Inc. All Hungry Howies stores are independently owned and operated. Prices and participation may vary.LAKE CITY857 S.W. MAIN BLVD.tbt755-7050tWE DELIVER!386LAKE BUTLER280 WEST MAIN ST.bb496-2878b386FT WHITE7905 S.W. HWY 27b tbt497-1484b386LAKE CITY5735 SW STATE RD. 247b tbt752-3111b38680473 LCR 5/20/18 LARGE 1-TOPPING PIZZA AND A REG. 3 CHEEZER BREAD LARGE 1-TOPPING STUFFEDFLAVORED CRUST PIZZA STUFFED STUFFED NEW! rfrfn rfn rfn nTWO LARGE 2-TOPPING PIZZAS, REG. 3 CHEEZER BREAD PLUS A 2-LITER ttANY LARGE SPECIALTY PIZZA ANY LARGE Impact from hurricanes ups tax revenue FILEHundreds of power trucks from across the U.S. lined up at the county fairgrounds, which doubles as a staging area for dispatch throughout Florida as Hurricane Irma bears down.Hotel guest business key to added local municipal income.
2C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, MAY 2026, 2018Kentucky Derby celebrated in Lake City benefit event From staff reports More than 400 attendees celebrated the Kentucky Derby with Haven on May 5 at the picturesque Oaks of Lake City Equestrian Center for the fourth annual Equus, a Kentucky Derby viewing party, which raised funds for Havens unreimbursed programs and services in the Suwannee Valley. Equus attendees in beautiful hats and handsome bowties gathered to watch the Kentucky Derby on several big screens and enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and a silent auction of incredible items. Several guests took home prizes for their Equus attire including Best Dressed David Tannenbaum and Linda Dowling, Best Themed Hat Melissa Olin, and Best Themed Bowtie Vernon Lloyd. Haven would like to especially thank Title Sponsor Odom, Moses & Company / Raymond James; Cup Sponsor All Things Visual, Photo Booth Sponsor Nutrien, Hat & Bow Tie Sponsor Edward Jones, Beverage Sponsor Relish Catering, Infield Sponsors Lake City Medical Center and Tyson and Kathleen Johnson, and Chance to Win Sponsor Party Time Rentals. Haven serves all patients who are eligible for hospice care, regardless of their ability to pay and 100 percent of the monies raised through Equus remain in our local communities. Continued support through Equus will ensure our ability to meet that goal by providing support to unreimbursed patient care, Camp Safe Haven, Healing Hearts Grief Support, Advance Care Planning, and community outreach programs like Transitions. About Haven: Haven is the source for patients, their families and their healthcare providers to find answers to their advanced illness challenges. In addition to providing comfort through the compassionate delivery of hospice services, Haven offers Transitions, Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care Consultations with a patient-centric focus. When health becomes a challenge, we will be your haven. For more information, visit www.beyourhaven.org or call 800-727-1889. Serving advanced illness needs in Florida since 1979 and licensed as a not-for-profit hospice since 1980. COURTESYA viewing party for the Kentucky Derby raised funds for local services in Lake CIty on May 5. Local UF staffers earn accomplishment award COURTESYAwardees Mike Boyette and Dilcia Toro, at center and at right recieved the Superior Accomplishment Award fromt he University of Floridas Insititute for Food and Agricultural Sciences. From staff reports Dilcia Toro of Lake City and Mike Boyette of Live Oak Florida, were awarded the prestigious University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Superior Accomplishment Award for their outstanding leadership at the UF North Florida Research and Education CenterSuwannee Valley. This UF/IFAS Center supports a wide variety of agricultural research and extension program activities of at least 50 faculty members of UF/IFAS and 25 graduate students. Ms. Dilcia Toro serves as the educational program coordinator at the Center where she organizes registration, educational notebooks, and local arrangements for some 100 events per year. Dilcia is the first point of contact for most citizens planning to attend a meeting, workshop, or other educational field day. Her professional touch and patience always give attendees a positive first impression of this UF Center. Dilcia works tirelessly behind the scenes to help faculty members prepare for the widely varied training programs at the Center, thus allowing the faculty members to focus on the educational programming. Mr. Mike Boyette serves as an agricultural technician for the Center where he provides essential leadership on the 400-acre research and education farm. The farm has drip irrigated acreage capacity throughout much of the farm and yet now features seven overhead irrigation (pivot and linear-move) systems. Two of the linear-move overhead systems are state of the art Valley Irrigation systems with variable rate irrigation (VRI) technology. Today the Center is supporting, in part, the implementation of over $30 million in UF/ IFAS grant projects. Mike is known for his vast knowledge, skills and drive for perfection in all he does. Mikes experience in the repair and machine shop was pivotal in reducing outsourcing many repair jobs, saving this unit nearly $50,000 last year. Assistant Center Director Bob Hochmuth; Dilcia and Mike are exemplary employees who perform at the highest level possible, while seeking no credit for themselves. They are both very humble employees with incredible skills performing at the highest level on a wide variety of tasks. Dilcia and Mike are vital members of a high performing UF team that is making a huge difference in the lives of citizens in the communities of the Suwannee Valley. Dilcia and Mike are well-deserving of this highest honor among UF/IFAS staff throughout the state of Florida. Only 30 awards were given in 2018 from the thousands of staff across the entire state, and we proudly recognize, not one, but two awardees from one of the smallest units in the state right here in Live Oak.
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Sick?...Why wait hours in the ER???Mercy Medical Urgent Care 2806 W US 90, Lake City, FL 32055 386-758-2944 9am 7pm daily We accept ALL Insurance Medicare, Medicaid and WC Self pay and credit cardsMercyMedicalUrgentCare.com From staff reports The simple sounds we likely take for granted each day, others live without. From a childs laughter to our favorite song on the radio, millions of Americans are unable to fully hear the world around us. On May 31, theres a nationwide challenge to walk in someone elses shoes. The annual One Day Without Sound pledge asks people to wear ear plugs for one day to realize how precious our hearing is and consider ways to take better care of our ears. Hearing loss affects 48 million adults and children throughout the U.S., so this special day is designed to help us all recognize why its so important to protect our hearing year round. To speak with Lake City hearing care professional Adam Ursell, HAS about the Miracle-Ear Foundations One Day Without Sound pledge, as well as the most common causes of hearing loss and how to prevent it, contact Adam Ursell, HAS at 386-466-0902. The Miracle-Ear Foundation is dedicated to helping children and adults with hearing loss. Since 1990, the Foundation has helped people who lack the resources for much-needed treatment and care. Through generous donations by local Miracle-Ear hearing care professionals, the Foundation gives the Gift of Sound to qualified applicants. For more information or to take the One Day Without Sound pledge and receive a free pair of ear plugs, visit onedaywithoutsound.org or stop by our Miracle-Ear location at 183 SW Bascom Norris Drive Ste 111, Lake City, FL 32025. About the Miracle-Ear Foundation Since the Miracle-Ear Foundation started in 1990, more than 16,000 hearing aids have been donated to more than 9,100 recipients throughout the U.S., and the Foundation continues to help an increasing number of people every year. For more information, visit miracle-earfoundation.org. About One Day Without Sound The Miracle-Ear Foundation started One Day Without Sound in 2014. This annual event gives participants a chance to wear a pair of ear plugs or noise-reducing headphones to find out what life is like for someone with hearing challenges. This opportunity happens every May in recognition of Better Hearing Month. For details and to take the pledge, visit onedaywithoutsound.org.One Day Without Sound on May 31 Take the PledgeBaya Point earns new accreditation as nursing care facilityFrom staff reports Baya Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a Consulate Health Care center, today announced it has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for Nursing Care Center Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Cold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organizations commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care. Baya Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center completed the survey process and received accreditation effective November 2, 2017 and is customarily valid for up to 36 months. During the review, Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with nursing care center standards related to several areas, including assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of care, and staff education and training. Surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews with leaders and staff of the organization. Joint Commission accreditation provides nursing homes with a framework for the processes needed to improve the care patients and residents receive, said Gina Zimmermann, MS, executive director, Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. We commend Baya Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization. Baya Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is pleased to receive accreditation from The joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation, added JoAnn Gnewuch, executive director, Baya Pointe. We are proud of our achievement as we continue to pursue excellence at Baya Pointe. Established in 1966, The Joint Commissions Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program accredits more than 1,000 organizations that offer nursing home and other long term care services. The accreditation and certification programs are awarded for a three-year period.
4C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, MAY 2026, 2018 Name That Companyr fntbttnn rrt nfbb tb tbrt nbnnnt fbrrrb rrbnbrn trt bnbrrnfnn rbbrbn brb nntnbtbrnt brffrr nfrntThink you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. in retirement, while the average 65-year-old woman will spend more (because women tend to live longer) $214,565. Worse, those averages dont even account for long-term care, which is something that 70 percent of seniors 65 and over are likely to need. According to Genworth Financials 2017 Cost of Care Survey, the average assisted living facility in the country costs $3,750 per month, or $45,000 on a yearly basis. The average nursing home, meanwhile, costs $235 per day, or $85,775 per year, and thats only for a semiprivate room. What should you do, given all that? Well, aim to save aggressively for retirement, investing your money effectively. Consider taking advantage of taxadvantaged accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s, too. Learn more about Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans in order to see which will likely keep your health care spending as low as possible in retirement. Read up on ways to save money on health care in retirement, too, whether its getting ahead of medical issues before they escalate by eating well and exercising or by being savvy about prescriptions.Some Pep for Your Portfolio?If youre in the market for stable, established companies with track records of solid dividend growth, consider PepsiCo (Nasdaq: PEP). In addition to its namesake Pepsi line, the company boasts 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion apiece in annual revenue, including Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Tropicana, Quaker, Lays, Doritos and Cheetos. Currently, PepsiCo dishes out $0.805 per share quarterly, with its dividend recently yielding 3.25 percent. The company has increased its dividend annually for 45 consecutive years (through 2017), and further increases are likely. PepsiCos wide moat, featuring intangible assets, cost advantages and brand power, keeps competitors at bay. And it boasts strong relationships with distributors and retailers. One challenge facing PepsiCo is that consumer tastes in the U.S. are trending toward healthier products. In response, PepsiCo is adding healthier items to its lineup, such as Tropicana Essentials Probiotics, while promoting existing healthier options such as its juices and aiming to reduce the sodium content in its foods. Meanwhile, international demand for much of PepsiCos offerings is growing. PepsiCo is cutting costs by increasing automation, recently implementing robotic truck loaders at shipping centers and automating some packing processes. With a solid dividend and some underappreciated growth catalysts, PepsiCo is worth considering for your long-term portfolio. rffAn Unhealthy ScamMy dumbest investment was a company out of Bainbridge Island, Washington, many years ago. The marketing was brilliant, with a sign at Safeco Field, Shaquille ONeal wearing the company hat at an NBA championship celebration and more. It seemed to be a successful high-tech health business, aiming to combine fitness and health services under one roof. I toured the facilities, met staff and was impressed. I invested $10,000 in the company, but it turned out to be a scam. I cant recall managements names, but they should be getting out of prison soon. S.O., online The Fool Responds: You werent alone that was cited as the largest stock fraud case in Washington state history. Its easy to get excited about fascinating and promising businesses you run across, but you should aim to dig into them deeply before invest ing even more so when theyre small and/or young. Hearing managements rosy outlook isnt enough, and touring the premises isnt necessary. Look into the history and track record of management. Look into their books to see whether theyre turning their great ideas into profits. Look into current and possible future competitors, and weigh all risks facing the company. Even if you do all that, a company could still surprise you by imploding. Thus, its smart to protect your money by spreading it across a bunch of companies (or a simple and low-fee index fund) and not just a few. Watch That Watch ListQHow should I go about creating and using a stock watch list? M.S., Warren, OhioAStart by jotting down the names of companies you read or hear about that seem like promising investments. You could do so on paper, but maintaining a list online is easier. You can set up an online watch list or portfolio full of stocks of interest at sites such as finance.yahoo.com, morningstar.com, marketwatch.com and others. You might pretend that you bought one or more shares of each at the stock price at which you first noticed the company.Meanwhile, research and follow the companies on your list and get to know them well. When youre ready to buy, youll be familiar with a bunch of companies and will have a sense of which are strongest, growing most briskly and priced attractively. Monitoring your list will also help you notice when a company of interest falls in price significantly, presenting a possibly great buying opportunity. When that happens, do further research to make sure any problems its facing seem temporary and not protracted.***QWhats window dressing, financially speaking? T.D., Watertown, WisconsinAWindow dressing is a not-so-great practice employed by some mutual fund managers. Since fund managers have to report regularly on their funds holdings and they want to impress existing and potential shareholders, some will sell poor performers and replace them with popular stocks before the reporting period ends. That will make a good impression on someone reviewing their list of holdings as of the end of the quarter.You might avoid being taken in by window dressing by favoring funds with low turnover ratios, which reflect relatively infrequent trading activity.Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgDont Let Health Care Costs Derail Your RetirementYou may be saving for retirement and assuming youll be fine, but theres a certain cost that many people underestimate or dont include in their retirement planning: health care. According to new data from the Nationwide Retirement Institute, health care costs are keeping roughly a quarter of current retirees from living the lives they expected. Furthermore, 80 percent said that health problems snuck up on them sooner than anticipated. Of course, theres no getting around the need to pay for health care in retirement, but you can do your part to ease the burden by knowing your costs in advance, buying the right insurance and saving for the bills that lie ahead. The amount you ultimately spend on medical care in retirement will depend on a number of factors primarily, your health. But according to HealthView Services, a medical cost-projection software provider, the average 65-year-old male today will spend $189,687 on health care 2018 THE MOTLEY FOOL/DIST. BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION 5/17 tntrrttff trtnnr trbrtfrr bbrntrtf rbffrrnrf tnntrrr brbtntnr nttrt nnttWant to Invest? Email us at email@example.com, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. From staff reports On May 17, 2018, Lake City Masonic Lodge #27 hosted a Mothers Day celebration. Over 50 masons and their ladies were in attendance. After a yummy taco bar dinner, the Brothers and their ladies were treated to an entertaining talk by the Lake City Chief of Police, Chief Argatha Gilmore. Chief Gilmore spoke about mothers and raising children and delighted the audience with anecdotes from her own childhood experiences. WM Richard McGlew presented Chief Gilmore with a Certificate of Appreciation and thanked her for her service and dedication to our community. This was Chief Gilmores second time speaking to the lodge. The evening concluded with the Brothers presenting their female family members with the Masonic Blue Slipper lapel pin. The Blue Slipper identifies a lady as a relative of a Mason and traces its roots to the biblical times of Ruth and Naomi. COURTESY PHOTOS Pictured, from top left: Chief Argatha Gilmore speaking at the lodge; WM Richard McGlew presenting Chief Gilmore with a Certificate of Appreciation; WM Richard McGlew and W Charles Peeler presenting Mrs. Diane Peeler with a Blue Slipper pin.Masonic Lodge #27 hosts Mothers Day celebration.
W EEK OF SUNDAY, MAY 2026, 2018 BUSINESS LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER 5COpposition to rooftop solar seen as critical factor.By Elizabeth Koh Miami HeraldTALLAHASSEE Political spending by Floridas largest electric companies has soared in the last two election cycles, more than doubling what those companies spent in the previous ten years, a new report says. Floridas four largest energy companies gave more than $43 million during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles to state level candidates, political parties and political committees, including $20 million on the failed 2016 ballot initiative to limit rooftop solar expansion, according to the analysis. The paper, released by Tallahassee nonprofit research group Integrity Florida Wednesday, doc umented how state level political spending by the companies ramped up significantly for the 2014 and 2016 cycles, fueled in part by a costly governors race and a failed amendment to restrict rooftop solar expansion. The report, drawn from media reports and publicly available campaign finance and lobbying records, was paid for by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. The report follows up on a similar paper also funded by the alliance in 2014 that detailed millions in campaign contributions and argued there was favoritism by lawmakers and regulators at the Public Service Commission. The authors also cite findings that regulators allowed companies to bypass a ban on using customer dollars for lobbying by paying dues to trade groups/associations that lobby on their behalf. The increase in spending is a significant jump from what we documented in the previous report, said Brad Ashwell, one of the authors of Power Play Redux: Political Influence of Floridas Top Energy Corporations. The researchers said growing lobbying expenditures and political contributions mean power companies have continued to exert lopsided influence in Tallahassee. The group also issued a slate of policy options to increase disclosures of contributions and lobbying spending. Utility companies strongly criticized the report as a political attack and the alliance as a dark money group for not disclosing its own donors. Representatives of the alliance said it files forms with some of its financial information with the government as part of its status as a nonprofit. The alliance is an anti-utility group that has sued our company multiple times, said FPL spokesman Mike Bubriski. For a group that has integrity in their name, youd think theyd have higher standards. Its pretty clear its a compilation of publicly disclosed campaign finance report material, which is really ironic because the group thats funding this doesnt disclose where their money is coming from, he added. The alliance has grappled with Floridas largest utility companies for years. It sued FPL over alleged pollution violations at its Turkey Point nuclear power plant, and has pushed for more electricity options and stricter energy efficiency standards in the state. Florida law currently allows electric utility companies to retain a monopoly in exchange for regulation and a guaranteed rate of return on investment. According to the report, the states top four energy companies FPL, Duke Energy, TECO and Gulf Power also spent heavily on their lobbying expenditures and political contributions in the last four years. From 2014 to 2017, the four companies spent more than $6 million on legislative lobbying. they have also hired about 100 lobbyists, or one for every two state legislators, the report said. Their contributions to state parties during the last two full election cycles totaled about $6.2 million. That spending favored Republicans by more than 5 to 1, according to campaign finance data. The authors also pointed to a 2017 report from the nonprofit Energy and Policy Institute, which concluded that Duke Energy and FPL charged customers for membership dues in trade groups that did political work on their behalf, although energy companies are not allowed to charge customers for lobbying expenditures. Regulators are allowing them to bypass that ban by paying dues to trade groups and associations that lobby, said Ben Wilcox, another author of the report. Ana Gibbs, a spokeswoman for Duke Energy, did not specifically address the reports findings but said all of the companys political contributions are drawn from shareholders, and that those contributions are publicly reported and comply with campaign finance laws. Bubriski, the FPL spokesman, slammed the Energy and Policy Institute as another group associated with the alliance and called the 2017 report inaccurate and literally a rehash. The report includes a handful of policy suggestions, calling for bans on candidate campaign contributions by a regulated utility and requirements for more disclosure of spending on lobbying and customer expenses versus shareholder profits. Members of the alliance said such recommendations would increase transparency around power companies influence in Tallahassee. There have been tens of millions of dollars pumped into state races by the states big power companies, said George Cavros, an energy policy lawyer for the alliance. Are the policies that benefit power companies to the detriment of customers the result of power company influence or is it coincidence? 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6C LAKE CITY REPORTER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, MAY 2026, 2018By Laura KingLos Angeles Times WINDSOR, England How about a lovely set of Meghanand-Harry tea towels? Mmm, no thanks. Champagne celebration in front of the telly? Pass. A jaunt to join the crowds outside Windsor Castle? Dont think so. Its a lonely time to be an anti-monarchist in the United Kingdom. As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the royal knot on Saturday, polls suggest some Britons a minority, but a substantial one, hovering in the low double digits would like to see the monarchy done away with altogether, though perhaps not by means as drastic as the head-lopping dispatch of a couple of Henry VIIIs recalcitrant brides. The House of Windsor remains an enduringly popular institution, weathering storms of scandal and the near-constant perception of creeping irrelevance to survive as a national symbol and for much of the outside world, an exemplar of British branding at its finest. But the spectacle of a royal wedding, swooned over by so many, also serves to revive complaints that the sprawling family tree presided over by Queen Elizabeth II is rotten at its roots a drain on public resources, the epitome of a stiflingly unequal class system, a bizarre deviation from democratic values that Britain has historically claimed to hold dear. The anti-monarchy movement has followers both passive and passionate. Large numbers of Britons, especially the young, are greeting this weekends wedding hoopla with bored nonchalance, grumbling about wallto-wall media coverage and complaining about the cost. (Security expenses are borne by the public, with the royal family picking up the rest of what has been reported to be a $43 million tab.) Its just not a big deal to me, said Paul Winstanley, 23, who lives less than 10 miles from the wedding venue. When asked if hed be heading to Windsor, or even watching the event on TV, he laughed. A considerably smaller subset of royal non-enthusiasts is not merely dismissive of the wedding hype, but stands actively in opposition to the notion that a pampered and tradition-encrusted hereditary dynasty should play such an outsize role in the public life of a supposedly modern, egalitarian society. The countrys main monarchy-abolition movement, which is called Republic and wants royals to be replaced by a directly elected head of state, was planning a pan-European gathering Saturday in London, just as the world spotlight is on the wedding at Windsor Castle. But Republic head Graham Smith said the timing is coincidental, as the conference date was announced before that of the royal nuptials. No one is looking to rain on Meghan and Harrys parade, Smith said only to cast a spotlight on the monarchys true costs to a society that aspires to hold all as equal citizens. We wish the couple well, but its fair criticism, he said. Its not about them in particular; its about the institution. Apart from a few entertainingly splenetic newspaper columns (in the Independent daily, commentator Mark Steel satirically envisioned a TV report that around Windsor, even the flies are buzzing with a joyful air), the anti-monarchists have kept a fairly low profile in this nuptial season. They acknowledge it might not be the most opportune moment to make their case, in part because both bride and groom are widely seen as so very ... likable. Harry is recalled sympathetically as the boy who lost his mother, Princess Diana, at the age of 12, and has broken with tradition to speak candidly and movingly about his yearslong and largely solitary struggle to cope emotionally with her death. He joins forces with a bride who is strikingly glamorous, refreshingly approachable and at least up until now outspoken about matters including her biracial identity and proud feminism. The two bonded in part, friends have said, over a deep and genuine devotion to charity work. In lieu of wedding gifts, the couple asked for donations to organizations championing environmental and social causes such as womens empowerment, veterans programs and helping the homeless. Theyre even directing support to a group called Surfers Against Sewage. But appealing personalities are beside the point, the monarchy abolitionists argue, even while acknowledging that Harry and Meghan together with elder brother Prince William, his shinyhaired wife Kate and their recently expanded brood of one little princess and two small princes are catnip to the public. (William and Kates elder children, 4-yearold George and 3-year-old Charlotte, are playing prominent roles in Saturdays wedding, as pageboy and bridesmaid.) Although televised images of adorable royal toddlers bearing bouquets and baskets are an extremely tough act to follow, the anti-monarchists believe that in the longer term, the temper of the times is on their side. The royal familys studiedly apolitical tradition, founded in the concept that a sovereign must embrace the spectrum of his or her subjects without championing any particular partisan cause, can seem out of place and out of touch in an era of such deeply consequential social change. The anti-monarchists also believe that lingering devotion to things royal may be shaken by succession, whenever that comes to pass. The queen is 92. Her son and heir Prince Charles is 69. Although the years have brought a measure of public forgiveness over the princes protracted and spectacularly messy 1996 split with Diana, and his marriage after her death to his longtime paramour Camilla Parker Bowles, the prospective crowning of a King Charles III excites almost no one. The idea of a generation-skipping ascension of 35-year-old William instead has considerable traction, according to polls, but no mechanism exists for making that a reality. 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LIFE Lake City Reporterwww.lakecityreporter.comSunday, May 20, 2018Section D Story ideas? Contact Editor Robert Bridges754email@example.com By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comThree brothers accused of murder, a victim who wasnt really dead and a man destined to be president Abraham Lincoln had quite the career. Nobody is the subject of more books than Lincoln, except perhaps Jesus Christ, said Bob Dekle, 70, a retired Lake City prosecutor turned history scholar. But only a handful focus on Lincolns work as a lawyer, and most of those choose only a single case to examine. Thats why Dekle wrote Prairie Defender, a comprehensive look at all of Lincolns murder cases, which recently won an accolade from the Illinois State Historical Society. No other book does anything like that, Dekle said. Each of the 18 chapters focuses on at least one case, sometimes more. Dekle researched the book through contemporary newspaper articles, letters and other documents. He originally set out to write a book on the famous almanac trial, which took place two years before Lincoln won his bid for the presidency. Lincoln defended William Duff Armstrong, a soldier accused of murder in Mason County, Illinois. Witness Charles Allen testified that he saw the crime take place in the moonlight, but Lincoln used an almanac to show the moon couldnt have produced enough light for him to see anything. Dekle decided his original idea of writing only about that case would be too thin. I decided, why dont I just write about all his murder cases? he said. He found several more interesting capers worthy of attention. Kind of went down the rabbit hole from there, he said. There was the Anderson murder case, involving a love triangle between a man, his wife and nephew. Prosecutors relied on circumstantial evidence to charge the wife with the poisoning of her husband, which Lincoln dismantled, Dekle said. You got to thinking Lincoln had to be an excellent lawyer, he said. In the Trailor case, Lincoln defended three brothers accused of murder based on scuff marks where the crime allegedly occurred. But a witness testified that he found a man wandering around and suffering from amnesia, who eventually came forward and turned out to be the supposed victim. Lincoln won by proving the victim was still alive, Dekle said. You dont win a murder case that way every day. Last week, Dekle went to an Illinois State Historical Society banquet to accept an award for Prairie Defender, which won in the category of scholarly publications. Never got an award by writing before, he said. I was pleased and honored.Several years ago, Lydia Dudley and I made a visit to California to visit my childhood best friend, Ann Gallagher who lives in Torrance. We began our visit by driving up the West Coast Highway heading for San Francisco, Napa Valley and Yosemite. As we drove we began to see fields of artichokes. It was a sight Lydia nor I had ever seen. We stopped and wandered around in them and I was fascinated by how beautiful and massive they were. In the US 80 percent of our artichokes are grown in Monterrey County. California produces 100 percent of the US crop. The flowers can grow up to 7 inches in diameter and are a violet blue color and the heart is the bud of the artichoke flower. The Spaniards settling in Monterey region brought the artichokes to the US West Coast around 1806. Records of eating artichokes dates back to Ancient Greece and was documented in 1446 in Italy. The Mediterranean area still grows the native plants where they are considered a staple in the healthy Mediterranean diet. Tidbits: The ancient Greeks and Romans considered them to be an aphrodisiac. Marilyn Monroe loved artichokes and in fact was crowned the first Queen of Artichokes in Castroville, California in 1947. Artichoke actually means stump. Fresh artichokes are a classic spring treat, but you can enjoy artichoke hearts all year long you can find them in the produce aisle, bagged and frozen, canned in water or marinated in jars. These little gems have an earthy flavor with buttery texture that you can energize with olive oil and garlic or with a squirt of lemon. They are low in fat and calories but have tons of fiber. They also offer up a pretty healthy dose of vitamins and antioxidants. The recipe below is an adaptation of one Mary Kay Rutan saw in a magazine years ago and it is still one of our all-time favorites. For a while, we were quite addicted to them and worked tirelessly to find just the right dipping sauce. While I think they are delicious on their own, fresh-made dill dip adds a little something special. I like the Dill Dip you can find in some grocery produce areas or its great with Tzatziki. Artichoke Cakes 3 14 oz cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 2 large eggs, lightly beaten cup chopped red bell pepper 2 Tbsp chopped green onions 1 cup bread crumbs (Panko) cup mayonnaise cup whipping cream 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp Creole mustard 1 tsp salt 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp Tabasco Mix all together. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Make small patties. In large, lightly oiled skillet, over medium heat, cook 3-4 minutes each side. You can also dredge in panko bread crumbs prior to cooking which adds a little extra crunch. Serve with Remoulade sauce or dill sauce. Serves 6 people as main course or 8 as appetizer This next one is an old recipe that most of us used to make cause ready-made ones just werent available like they are now. I have to admit that this is much better than the store bought ones but it does take a bit more time. Spinach Artichoke Bake 2 10 oz packages frozen chopped spinach cup butter cup finely chopped onion 2 14 oz cans artichoke hearts, drained and quartered 1 16 oz sour cream tsp salt tsp pepper tsp chopped garlic cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese, divided Cook spinach according to directions. Drain well really squeezing all the moisture you can out. Melt butter in skillet. Add onion and cook until tender. Gently stir in artichokes and next 3 ingredients. Stir in c. parmesan cheese. Spoon into lightly greased casserole ( 1 quart). Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 350 for 25-30 minutes. Another way that I enjoy artichokes is in salads. Mary Kay shared this one with me a long time ago. It became a favorite and it appears on the table at most of my cookouts. It takes a bit of chopping but its so worth the effort. I love the mixture of flavors especially the taste of the peppery pepperoni and the subtle flavors of the artichokes and sundried tomatoes. Pasta Salad w/ Pepperoni 1 16 oz. Bowtie pasta, cooked 1. 8 oz. Pkg pepperoni, chopped cup sundried tomatoes, chopped 1 lg. Can artichokes, drained and chopped 1 bunch scallions, sliced or purple onion 2. small cans black olives, sliced 1. small jar sliced green olives 1. red or orange bell pepper, diced 1. 8 oz. Mozzarella cheese, cubed salt and pepper to taste Balsamic Vinegrette e.g. Paul Newmans Directions: Cook pasta following directions on the box. Prepare the pepperoni, tomatoes, artichokes, scallions, olives and cheese while pasta cook. Drain pasta and add all the chopped ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste and dress salad with Balsamic vinegrette. Serve at room temperature. Knorr has a Vegetable recipe packet or mix that will make an artichoke dip really easy for you. Youve probably had this at parties in the past. Its often baked and served in a bread bowl using the bread hollowed from the center of the loaf as dipping bread. The recipe is on the packet or on line. Its always impressive when you serve it. Best of all, its delicious. Most Greek or Mediterranean salads will have artichokes. I love a simple salad made with chopped artichokes, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, roasted red peppers or fresh ones, Kalamata olives tossed with salt, pepper and oil and vinegar. Sprinkle feta cheese on top and you can always throw some pasta in and it becomes a wonderful addition to any meal. I hope youll try one of these artichoke recipes or one that you already have. Artichokes are healthy and good for you. These tasty suggestions will make them painless to eat and Penning the Prairie Defender FILEGeorge R. Bob Dekle Sr. holds the 1857 edition of an almanac that was used to help Abraham Lincoln win the famous Almanac Trial, in which his client was falsely accused of killing another man with a slingshot.TASTE BUDDIES Genie NormanTasteBuddiesLakeCity@gmail.com Genie Norman is a Columbia County resident who loves good food and fun. 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LAKE CITY REPORTER LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 3D DEAR ABBY: I belong to a family that doesnt respond to RSVPs for weddings or wedding showers. They often arrive late, leave weddings early and sometimes dont stay to eat at the reception even when it has been catered at a cost of $100 a person. My adult children always ask me to call my siblings to check whether they are coming or not so some of their friends can be included if the family isnt coming. I just spoke with my brother about an upcoming wedding, and he informed me that he and his family may decide to extend their camping trip and miss it, even though they had RSVPd with their meal selections. My wife was raised to observe the rules of etiquette, something she has passed on to our four children, but my family never received that kind of instruction. I love my siblings and their families, and feel privileged whenever we get together to celebrate a wedding or special event. How can I improve the situation without hurting feelings and creating turmoil? -FAMILY PEACEMAKER DEAR PEACEMAKER: Ill resist the urge to suggest you buy your relatives a book on etiquette. Start by explaining the rules to your siblings in a non-confrontational way. For instance, after you send an invitation, call and verify that the recipients plan to attend. If the answer is maybe, tell them the meals cost $100 a plate, which is why its important to have an accurate head count. Because they dont know any better, I suppose its your responsibility to explain the rules of common courtesy to your family each time you invite them to join you for anything. When your brother told you he and his family might extend their camping trip, I hope you responded that you would be taking them off the guest list and hope theyll have a great time. ** DEAR ABBY : Im almost 20, in my second year of college, and I have never been in a relationship. Usually I shrug it off, but lately it has been really bothering me. I know Im not alone because a lot of my friends are in a similar situation. Im just afraid that Ill end up alone, or if I do ever find someone, I wont know how to act. Please help. -FRUSTRATED IN CLOVIS, CALIF. DEAR FRUSTRATED: Ill try, so bear with me. Please quit flogging yourself. Youre in college and on a path to success. To obsess about ending up alone is a distraction and a waste of time. Stop being afraid of what might happen. Enjoy your college experience. Meet as many people as you can and make friends. The more friends you have, the greater your chances of finding what youre looking for. As to not knowing how to act when you finally meet someone special, I guarantee that you will know how to act because you WONT BE ACTING. You will just be yourself, and that will be all you need. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com THE LAST WORD Eugenia Word Family was absent the day wedding etiquette was taught Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, May 20: Actor David Proval (The Sopranos) is 75. Singer-actress Cher is 71. Musician Warren Cann of Ultravox is 67. Actor Dean Butler (Little House on the Prairie) is 61. Guitarist Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Gos is 59. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 58. Singer Susan Cowsill of The Cowsills is 58. Actor Tony Goldwyn is 57. 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4D SUNDAY, MAY 20, 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.) 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