The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City, FL
Community Newspapers Inc., Todd Wilson - Publisher
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May 23, 1884
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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Lake City ReporterTUESDAY, JUNE 5 2018 | Y OUR COMMUNIT Y NEWSPAPE R S INCE 1 874 | $1.00 LAKE CIT YRE PORTE R.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 307 TODAYS WEATHER Obituaries . . . . . . 3A Opinion . . . . . . 4A P uzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advic e & Comics . . 3B KIWANIS HELPS OUT Dona tes to backpack kids, 5A. + PLUS >> Seminoles face Huskies in WCWSFSU SOFTBALL wAll-stars claim another crownY OUTH BASEBALLSee P age 1B See P age 1B 90 65Mostly sunny, 2A MorganBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comTheir twenty-one names are known, but which lives on in infamy or fizzles at sea is up to the weather as hurricane season begins and weather officials predict an active season. NOAAs Atlantic hurricane season predictions skew to roughly 75 percent odds there will be a normal to above normal storm season. The Atlantic hurricane season started in June and will run until the end of November. The National Hurricane Centers long term averages published Friday said there was a possibility of 12 named storms, six major hurricanes and three major hurricanes this year. One names already crossed off the list. Alberto dumped rain across the state and moved from the Caribbean up the gulf and into the panhandle. That leaves 20 contenders, with Beryl next on the list, followed by Chris, Debby and so on. NOAAs forecasters predict a 70-percent likelihood of 10 to 16 SEASON continued on 3ANormal doesnt mean much during hurricane season Overall odds dont matter if we get hit by a big one. Biker alive, but stricken Then there will be two Interviews Wednesday will narrow field for top city post to final pair.CITY MANAGER By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comThe five finalists for Lake Citys top appointed position are scheduled to take the hot seat Wednesday morning. The City Council will start interviewing candidates at 9 a.m. for the recently vacated city manager position. The last ones standing are Joseph Helfenberger, former city manager for St. Cloud; Danielle Judd, city manager for Green Cove Springs; Glenn Irby, city administrator for Apopka; David Kraus, who works for Columbia County in multiple capacities such as safety director and grant writer; and Vince Akhimie, who offers contractual management services Avon Park while also serving as the citys public works director. After the application period closed, the city counted 54 applicants for the job. The City Council finalized the list during a special meeting in early May. The choices were consistent 6ASuffered stroke in Oregon; remains hospitalized. COURTESY DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, SHERIFFS OFFICE Kyle Matthew Chapin of Lake City is airlifted to an Oregon medical facility on Sunday.Blueberry fest goes silverMISSING MOTORCYCLISTBranford man dies from injuries in May 30 crash, Story below By STEVE WILSONswilson@lakecityreporter.comShannon Swiderski, of Tallahassee, was at the 25th anniversary Blueberry Festival in Wellborn at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, selling olive oil, herbs and other items for Maine-based Dafni Greek Gourment. The people are so nice, she reflected at around 11 a.m. Hundreds of people showed up to the annual event, which featured vendors selling wooden toys and furniture, pure cane syrup, chocolate, childrens books and numerous other items. Also represented were political candidates, various local municipal agencies, Florida Gateway College, the United States Marine Corps and others. Live music and carnival type rides added to the fun, festive atmosphere. Above all, of course, were blueberries, in every form imaginable. In addition to being festival chairman, Rob Dawson is president of the Wellborn Community Association. Its going really good, he said late in the morning, adding that vendors had come from across Florida, Georgia, Alabama and other places. We have more people here now than at this time last year. Dawson said that all the proAnnual Wellborn celebration marks 25th anniversary.STEVE WILSON/Lake City ReporterHundreds descended on tiny Wellborn Sa turday for the 25th annual Blueberry Festival. FESTIVAL continued on 2A6-hour search ends in fugitives capture LCPD, CCSO, K9s involved in hunt.By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comA fugitive work crew inmate who removed his tracking bracelet gave authorities the slip twice not counting the initial escape but his luck eventually ran out, ending a six-and-ahalf hour manhunt. Late Friday night, officers were told that an inmate at the Work Release Center had cut off his ankle monitor near the intersection of U.S. 41 and West U.S. 90, according to the Lake City Police Department and Columbia County Sheriffs Office. LCPD Units responded to Popeyes Chicken and found the monitor, worn by Matthew W. Roberts, 22, lying on the ground. Alerts were sent to other agencies in the area. A CCSO deputy reported a sighting of Roberts farther west on U.S. 90 near Northwest Hackney Place, but the fugitive ran toward an apartment complex and into a wooded area after seeing law enforcement, according to reports from LCPD and CCSO. Police officers and sheriffs deputies established a perimeter around the area. The Florida Department of Corrections brought bloodhounds to the scene, who picked up on Roberts scent. The dogs found a good ESCAPEE Roberts CITY continued on 2AInjuries prove fatal for Branford man, 94By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comAn 94-year-old Branford man was died in a Gainesville hospital on Saturday, three days after he was involved in a collision with a 15-year-old driver in Gilchrist County, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Yaseen Rashid of Bell, the 15-year old, was driving south on U.S. Highway 129 near Cemetery FATAL continued on 3A FUGITIVE continued on 3AWhat do you think?Let us know in a Letter to the Editor. S ee 4A. A3


7a 1p 7p 1a 6a LAKE CITY ALMANAC SUN MOON UV INDEX EXTREME: 10 minutes to burn T odays ultra-violet radiation risk for the ar ea on a scale fr om 0 to 10+. FYI An exclusive service brought to our readers by The Weather Channel. SPONSORED BY City THE WEATHER WEA THER HISTORY Pensacola Tallahassee Panama City Valdosta Daytona Beach Cape Canaveral Gainesville Lake City Ocala Orlando Jacksonville Tampa West Palm Beach Ft. Myers Ft. Lauderdale Naples Miami Key West TEMPERATURESNormal high Normal low PRECIPITATIONMonth total Year total HI LO LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI WednesdayThursday Cape Canaveral Daytona Beach Fort Myers Ft. Lauderdale Gainesville Jacksonville Key West Lake City Miami Naples Ocala Orlando Panama City Pensacola Tallahassee Tampa Valdosta W. Palm Beach June 6 June 13 June 20 June 28 LastNewFirstFull Quarter Quarter 2A T UESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018 DA ILY BRIEFING LAKE CITY R E PORTER HOW TO REACH USMain number ........ (386) 752-1293 Fax number .............. 752-9400 Circulation ............... 755-5445 Online ... www lakecityreporter com The Lake City Reporter an affiliate of Community Newspapers Inc., is published Tuesday through Friday and Sunday at 180 E. Duval St., Lake City, FL 32055. Periodical postage paid at Lake City, FL, Member Audit Bureau of Circulation and The Associated Press. All material herein is property of the Lake City Reporter Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the permission of the publisher. U.S. Postal Service No. 310-880. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lake City Reporter P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056. Publisher Todd Wilson ..... 754-0418 ( Robert Bridges ..... 754-0428 (rbridges@lakecityre ......... 752-1293 (ads@lakecityre place a classified ad ...... 755-5440BUSINESS.............. 754-0419CIRCULATIONHome delivery of the Lake City Reporter should be completed by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a service error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. Circulation ............... 755-5445 ( delivery rates(TuesdayFriday and Sunday) 12 Weeks ................... $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks ................... $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter Scripture of the DayT her efore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Micah 7:7 (KJV) Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil. J. Paul Getty, 1892-1976, U.S businessmanThought for Today Winning Lottery Numbers Pick 3: (Sunday p.m.) 6-7-3 Pick 4: (Sunday p.m.) 5-9-6-1 Fantasy 5: (Sunday) 3-4-10-24-34 QUICK HITS Submissions T he Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to A ssocia te E ditor St eve Wilson at See an error? T he Lake City Reporter corrects errors of fact in news items. If you have a concern, question or suggestion, please call the editor. Corrections and clarications will run in this space. T hanks for reading. Take Stock In Children needs volunteersFrom staff reportsTake Stock in Children, a statewide nonprofit mentoring program with a scholarship incentive, needs volunteers to serve as mentors to high school students. Mentors in the Change a Life Over Lunch program are paired with deserving, low-income, at-risk students to provide guidance and support as they work to conquer the odds stacked against them. The students pledge to stay out of trouble, keep their grades up and stay in school. Those who successfully complete the program earn a two-year prepaid scholarship to Florida Gateway College. To volunteer, contact Antonia Robinson at 7544392 or antonia.robinson@ ceeds that are raised by the event goes back into the Wellborn community. This provides 90 percent of the funds we use for community events supplies for the back to school program, the Halloween Party, Thanksgiving and toys for Christmas, etc., he said. Dawson also expressed gratitude to George Scott, who served as the main blueberry provider of the festivals pancake breakfast. FESTIVALContinued From 1ASTEVE WILSON/Lake City ReporterJerry Walls, of the North Florida Nature Club, gave an animal show, some live and some not, at the Blueberry Festival in Wellborn on Saturday. with how the council previously ranked applicants in a non-binding score system despite the objections of one council member. Councilman Jake Hill wanted former Lake City Gateway Airport Manager Nick Harwell on the list of finalists, at the expense of Helfenberger, the frontrunner. But the council did not indulge Hills request at the May 9 meeting and stuck with the score cards. The five finalists came from a short list of 13 candidates and originally included Charles Hammond, a former town manager for Ahoskie, North Carolina, as the fourth-place pick. Hammond has since dropped out, bumping Kraus from fifth to fourth and moving Akhimie into the finalists pool. Helfenberger scored 36 of 50 possible points, coming in first. Hes previously worked as the city administrator for Ottumwa, Iowa, the village administrator for the Wisconsin towns of Hobart, Pulaski and Necedah and the village coordinator for North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The overall second choice was Judd, with 33 points. Irby took third place with 25 points. The fourth and fifth-place applicants, Danny Lucas and John Klimm, either withdrew, became unresponsive or were disqualified. Hammond, who scored 17 points, became the new fourth-place applicant, while Kraus, with 16 points, took fifth. Lake City Mayor Stephen Witt ranked Hammond as his top choice. Witt gave Helfenberger second place and Irby third. Hills favored candidate was Harwell. His second choice was Kraus and his third pick was Judd. Councilman George Ward gave the top spot to Helfenberger. For second place, Ward chose Akhimie. His third pick was Irby. Councilman Eugene Jefferson chose Helfenberger for the top spot. His second choice was Lyndon Bonner, who has worked in various city governments across Florida. Third place went to Judd. Councilwoman Melinda Moses favored Lucas, the city manager for DeFuniak Springs. Irby was her second choice, while Klimm, a former Massachusetts state lawmaker and current city manager for Aiken, South Carolina, took third place. Assistant City Manager Grayson Cason is serving as city manager in the interim while the council moves to fill the position. Former City Manager Wendell Johnson announced his retirement in January. The city stopped taking resumes in early April. After the interviews, the council on Wednesday will narrow the field to two finalists. CITYContinued From 1A TO NY BRITT /Lake City Reporter2 decades of serviceLake City mayor St ephen Witt (left) stands with George Ward after pre senting Ward with a certificate and pin for serving as a councilman for 20 years. Ward became a city councilman in 1998 when he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of a councilman who moved from the district. Ward is not seeking reelection.


Lisa Marlene Cowart Mrs. Lisa Marlene Cowart, age 55, of Lake City, Florida died Thursday, May 31, in the Lake City Medical Center, Lake City, Florida following a sudden illness. Mrs. Cowart had resided in Lake City, Florida all of her life. She worked many years as a certified nursing assistant in home health and was former produce manager at Spires Food Store, Lake City, Florida. She loved her dogs and enjoyed plants, gardening and visiting with friends. She attended the Lake City Church of God. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jacqueline Frances Davis and her brother, Joe Horton. She is survived by her four sons, Travis Hobbs, Alex (Desirai) Darrah, Randall S. Tony Darrah and Charles C.J. (Cassie) Cowart al of Lake City, Florida: Her father, George Lovett Horton of Lake City, Florida: Two sisters, Ester McCoy of Lake City, Florida and Brenda Crews of Jacksonville, Florida: Three brothers, Randy Horton and David Hobbs both of Lake City, Florida and Jimmy Horton of Jacksonville, Florida: Six grandchildren also survive. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, June 9, in the Lake City Church of God with Rev. Sam Back officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to The Food Pantry, %George Horton, 943 N.W. Brown Road, Lake City, Florida 32055. GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd., Lake City, Florida is in charge of arrangements. Richard W. Thomas Mr. Richard W. Thomas, 77, of Lake Park, Georgia, passed away early Saturday morning, June 1, 2018, in the Suwannee Health and Rehab Center in Live Oak, Florida, following an extended illness. Born in Jacksonville, Florida he was the son of the late R.L. and Juanita Cooper Thomas. Mr. Thomas moved to Lake Park with his family at a young age. He was an excellent auto mechanic and owned operated the F.D. Automotive Company until ill health forced him to retire. Mr. Thomas enjoyed hunting and fishing and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Thomas is survived by his children, Robert Thomas, Kenny Thurman and James Thurman all of Lake Park, GA; Ricky Thomas and Randy Thomas of Wellborn, FL; Emily Carneline, Jennings, FL; Dana Spivey, Jasper, FL; Ruth Ann Sanders; Valdosta, GA and Daisy Scott of Valdosta, GA. His wife, Ruthie Thomas; brothers, Mike & Gary Thomas of Lake City, FL; Kenneth Thomas, Aiken, SC; and Jim Cooper of Denver, Colorado and sisters, Wanda, Sandy and Patsy Thomas all of Lake City. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mark Thomas. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 South Marion Ave., Lake City, FL. 386365-8191 Please share memories and messages of condolence at our online family website Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. 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There could be 15 named storms and if all of them stay out in the Atlantic Im a happy camper. However, if only two of those make landfall and affect the county, that would make it a highly active hurricane season at home. You can look at the numbers, but dont fall in love with the numbers because theres several key things those predictions cant tell you, he said. Strength and location of landfall were two factors Morgan said couldnt be forecast this early. However he had a recourse for action to be taken now that could help residents later, in the event one of the storms hits Columbia County. Get a plan, Morgan said. One way to get that plan was to Get A Plan! via the Florida Division of Emergency Managements website, Thats a very good resource, he said. Morgan said it is also hurricane supply tax relief week and encouraged residents to go to the Florida Department of Revenue website to learn what items they can get tax free. Otherwise Morgan said to have cash on hand, important documents ready to grab and go and to make sure there was a manual can opener within arms reach if the power goes out was crucial yet overlooked advice. OBITUARIES By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comA woman struck her daughter in the head unprovoked at a pharmacy, then asked a Florida Department of Children and Families investigator, have you met the little b in there? according to a Lake City Police Department Report. Amy Brook Jaffe, 26, was arrested the evening of May 29 on a child abuse charge after officers responded to a disturbance that broke out at Baya Pharmacy at 6:23 p.m. Jaffe said her daughter caused the disturbance after she slapped the child on the back of the head to discipline her, according to the report. Angry and upset, Jaffe said she did not know what more she could do about her daughters behavior, the report states. She said her daughter had behavioral issues and was supposed to be staying at Interface Youth Program, but ran away the previous day. The child was found in Suwannee County following the release of a missing person bulletin. After the child returned to Interface, the organization told Jaffe her daughter possibly had a broken ankle and needed to go to the clinic. The child told an officer that her mother struck her head in the lobby. Security camera footage shows Jaffe hitting her daughter with such force that she fell to the floor, according to the report. After the battery, which appeared to be unprovoked, the child then screamed, what was that for? the report states. Jaffe was taken to Columbia County Detention Facility, and the child was given a domestic violence booklet and taken back to Interface after receiving treatment for the injury. JaeLCPD: Woman struck reportedly unruly child in the head SEASONContinued From 1AFILEFlooding from Hurricane Irma in Sept ember 2017.Road in a 2013 Mercedes GL Class around 1:52 p.m. Wednesday when he failed to slow down for the vehicle in front of him, a 2017 Volkswagon Alltrack driven by Samuel Wilson Cobean, the report states. Cobean was stopped in front of the Mercedes, facing south and waiting for the traffic to clear so he could turn left into a private business. Rashids Mercedes collided with the Volkwagons rear, sending both vehicles to the eastern shoulder, according to the report. Cobean was taken to UF Health Shands in Gainesville, where he died Saturday. Rashid suffered no injuries, according to the report. Charges are pending, the report states. Under state law, someone with a learners permit can only drive with a licensed driver at least 21 years old in the front passenger seat. Were gonna be looking at why a 15-year-old was driving, if in fact they were unaccompanied, said FHP spokesperson Pat Riordan. FATALContinued From 1A track heading west and then northwest in the woods between Publix and Northwest Hackney Place, finding a shoe. The track continued northwest. Authorities spotted Roberts twice, but he managed to flee on foot and avoid capture, according to LCPD. After a third sighting, LCPD Sgt. Ivan Useche and Cpl. Brett Sullivan intercepted and detained Roberts as he tried to flee again. We were able to successfully apprehend Matthew Roberts after a tracking effort that lasted just over six and a half hours, LCPD Chief Argatha Gilmore said in the statement. This was possible thanks to the cooperative effort between LCPD, CCSO, and FDOC. Officers arrested Roberts on an escaped prisoner warrant the Department of Corrections issued during the night. Additional charges are pending for resisting arrest and criminal mischief Roberts caused during his escape, according to LCPD. Roberts was convicted in Charlotte County in connection with a pair of armed convenience store robberies and resisting arrest. FUGITIVEContinued From 1A 3 hurt in crashBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comLIVE OAK A head-on collision on U.S. 90 Monday left both drivers seriously hurt and a 12-year-old passenger with minor injuries, a Florida Highway Report said. Elayna Coombs, 18, Live Oak, reportedly left her lane of travel as she headed east on U.S. 90 in a 2005 Ford Escape at 2:30 p.m. just as a 19-year-old Wellborn woman with a child passenger approached from the opposite direction. Vehicle one crossed into the westbound lane strik ing the front left of vehicle two with its front left, the report said. Coombs was transported to UF Health Shands. Destiny Romine was taken to Shands Jax. Passenger Zachary Cravy was taken to Shands Live Oak. Both SUVs overturned along the north side of the highway, FHP said.


I dont trust anyone who tells me they already know the makeup of the midterm electorate. We cant possibly know who will vote in the fall, let alone how they will cast their ballots. If I were going to focus on a handful of variables to understand how the cycle is unfolding, Id certainly pay close attention to partisanship. But instead of focusing primarily on the percentage of Republicans and Democrats among voters, Id pay more attention to the attitudes (and then the behavior) of self-identified independents. I looked at recent national exit polls going back to the 2000 presidential race and found that the electorates partisan makeup doesnt always explain an elections outcome. Sure, there were many more Democrats than Republicans in the 2008 (+7 points) and 2012 (+6 points) exit poll samples, when Barack Obama won the White House and was re-elected comfortably. But the 2006 exits showed Democrats making up only 38 percent of the electorate to the GOPs 36 percent while riding a 31-seat wave to take back control of the House. And four years later, in 2010, exit polls showed Republicans and Democrats each making up 36 percent of voters at the same time the GOP was netting 63 House seats in one of the biggest electoral waves in history. In 2000 and 2016, both presidential election years, there were more self-identified Democrats than self-identified Republicans in the exit polls (by 4 points in 2000 and 3 points in 2016). But both times, the GOP nominee won the White House while losing the popular vote. Obviously, if Democrats constitute a much larger percentage of the November electorate than Republicans 6 or 7 points, for example that would be great news for House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. But how independent voters behave could well be the more useful indicator to watch. One reason is that the percentage of self-identified independents has been inching up recently. In the 2000 and 2004 presidential contests and the 2006 midterms, independents constituted 26 percent of the electorate. But in 2012, they were 29 percent, in the 2014 midterms 28 percent, and in the 2016 presidential election 31 percent. Obviously, those numbers change, depending in part on the appeal of the presidential nominees and the image of the parties. Some of the 2016 independents could well have been Republicans and Democrats who didnt like the two presidential nominees, both of whom had unusually high negatives. But the more important reason to pay attention to independents is that they often reflect the direction and magnitude of partisan changes. The two big wave elections of the last 20 years were both driven by independents, who voted Democratic by a margin of 18 points in 2006 (57 percent to 39 percent), Republican by an equally large margin in 2010 (59 percent to 41 percent). During Obamas second midterm, in 2014, independents also went Republican by a substantial margin (54 percent to 42 percent). In 2016 and 2000, independents voted narrowly for Donald Trump (by 4 points, 46 percent to 42 percent) and for George W. Bush (by 2 points, 48 percent to 46 percent). Given how close those two contests were, it probably isnt a stretch to say that the two Republican nominees might not have won without their pluralities among self-identified independents. The 2004 election was a bit of an outlier, I suppose. The presidential election was very close, and the electorate (according to the exit poll) had equal percentages of Democrats and Republicans. Democrat John Kerry won 49 percent of independent voters to incumbent Bushs 48 percent. And yet, Bush won re-election narrowly, by just over 2 points. Still, the competitiveness of the overall race and the closeness of the vote among independents does seem to confirm the usefulness of looking at how these voters perform to understand the kind of election we will have. Recent polling suggests the GOP has reason for concern about independent voters in the fall. An April 8-11 NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, for example, found independents currently preferring Democratic control of Congress by 11 points, 38 percent to 27 percent. Thats a big margin. A May 2-5 CNN/SSRS survey found independents preferred Democratic nominees for Congress over Republicans by a much closer 3-point margin, 43 percent to 40 percent. But since the 2016 exit poll showed Trump carrying this key group by 4 points, a Democratic advantage of 3 points would constitute a 7-point swing toward the Democrats. Finally, Quinnipiac Universitys April 6-9 national survey offers the strangest numbers. It found Democrats with a 3-point advantage on the generic ballot among all voters but Republicans with a 2-point advantage among independents, 41 percent to 39 percent. The idea that independents are more inclined toward the GOP than the overall electorate seems difficult to accept. The attitudes of independent voters toward the president and control of Congress should provide a window into the midterms. Keep watching those numbers, especially when they come from national media polls. OPINION Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Jim Barr, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writers name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter. BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINIONA big day for our townWednesday will be huge for Lake City. Thats when council members and the public get to meet in person the five individuals vying for the city manager position. After an all-day interview session, the council will vote to reduce the field to two finalists. Quite literally, the future of our town rests with this decision. Ideally, city taxpayers should be there to monitor the councils progress. Thats not likely, though, as this is an allday affair, and not too many folks will be able to spare the time to sit in for the whole thing even if work werent an issue. We will have reporters there for the duration, however, and will document the days events with care in Thursdays paper. Check it out, then be ready to voice your opinion on this page. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: In 1794, Congress passed the Neutrality Act, which prohibited Americans from taking part in any military action against a country that was at peace with the United States. In 1884, Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused the Republican presidential nomination, saying, I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected. In 1933, the United States went off the gold standard. In 1940, during the World War II Battle of France, Germany attacked French forces along the Somme line. In 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall gave a speech at Harvard University in which he outlined an aid program for Europe that came to be known as The Marshall Plan. In 1950, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Henderson v. United States, struck down racially segregated railroad dining cars. In 1963, Britains Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, resigned after acknowledging an affair with call girl Christine Keeler, who was also involved with a Soviet spy, and lying to Parliament about it. In 1967, war erupted in the Mideast as Israel raided military aircraft parked on the ground in Egypt; Syria, Jordan and Iraq entered the conflict. In 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel after claiming victory in Californias Democratic presidential primary. Gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was immediately arrested. In 1975, Egypt reopened the Suez Canal to international shipping, eight years after it was closed because of the 1967 war with Israel. In 1999, jazz and pop singer Mel Torme died in Los Angeles at age 73. The Womens Basketball Hall of Fame, the first devoted to any womens sport, opened in Knoxville, Tennessee. Focus on independents LETTERS TO THE EDITORLeague of the South coverage unwarrantedTo the Editor: I have never written a letter to an editor in my life, but I felt I needed to at least tell you that I am a bit confused by your decision on what you bring attention to in this town. Fairly recently I left 2 or 3 messages to speak to you concerning the possibility of having an article honoring our law enforcement and our first responders. Our church was honoring them in a special service and I thought it would be nice during law enforcement week to let the public know so they could join us in our service to show their appreciation to our law enforcement. I have yet to receive a call from you, either to say yes or no to my request. I did advertise the event in your paper. But, that aside, I read in Sundays paper, both on the front page, and the majority of Page 3 all about a group that has come into our area to trash not only some of our citizens, but our United States. I was amazed that you could find the time to send a reporter to such an event, and give them such good coverage in your paper, but couldnt spare the time or resources to say thank you to the people who . oh, but wait, your decision goes right along with what the Southern nationalist group is all about. They got what they wanted, recognition. I am sure they appreciate the coverage that your paper gave their cause. Bonnie Page Lake CityHold county commissioners accountableTo the Editor: First, I want to make it clear that I do not live in the Price Creek area (District 4) where the concerned residents have unified themselves to protest the rezoning request that would adversely affect their community. On the outside looking in, it sounds like the residents of that area have made their feelings abundantly clear about their concerns regarding this issue. I hope that the Board of County Commissioners does not have a problem regarding this. I plan to attend the commissioners meeting on June 7. As someone wrote, it is time that every voter in Columbia County becomes more aware of what our elected officials are doing. Mr. Tim Murphy, chairman, advised the voters of this county to hold the BOCC accountable for their actions. I plan to see for myself if Mr. Murphy is a man of his word. Gussie MacLaren Lake City Stuart Rothenberg is a columnist for CQ-Roll Call. Readers may send him email at Stuart


T UESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY R E PORTER 5A T o submit your calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email St eve Wilson at COMMUNITY CALENDARTodayVolunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need volunteers for all positions. Those interested in participating in the program may pick up an application at the Lake City Medical Center Gift Shop or the H2U office. For more, call 386-719-7713.Club registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is accepting registration for the fall session. All children ages 6-14 are eligible to attend. There are bus pickups from all elementary and middle schools. Fees for the session are $200. For more, call 386752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way in Lake City.Golf cart drivers neededShands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is seeking vol unteer golf cart drivers. 4 hours per week. For more information, please call 386-292-8000, ext. 21216.GeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.WednesdayClub registrationGirls Club Summer Camp and Boys Club @ Teen Town Summer Camp will be holding their General Public registration beginning May 16 at 8:00 am at the Girls Club Facility. We will take registration until our summer camp is full. Spots are limited and on a first come first served basis. The cost for the 9 week summer camp is $275.00. Boys and Girls must be 6 years of age and completed the first grade through 12 years of age to attend. If you have any questions please contact Tara Krieghauser at 386719-5840 for information on the Girls Club Program or Heyward Christie at 386754-3607 for information on the Boys Club at Teen Town Program.Volunteers 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. to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Terrific TwosTerrific Twos, a library program for toddlers, is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at First Christian Church (403 W. Duval St., Lake City) at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Newcomers group meets on Mondays at 5 p.m.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-755-1770.Duplicate Bridge ClubLake City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Country Club at Lake City. All bridge enthusiasts are welcome. For more, call Dottie Rogers at 386-758-8606.Volunteer at HavenHaven Hospice is currently seeking volunteers for many tasks including office assistance, recep tion, family greeters and patient support visitors at the Lake City Care Center, at home for respite and socialization, pet visitors, photographers for our Legacy Program and resale store volunteers for the Haven Attic thrift shop. No experience necessary. To apply online visit www.beyourhaven. org/volunteer, stop by the office or an application can be mailed to you.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-7551770.Free soil testing Free soil pH tests are available every Wednesday morning at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Suite 170, in Lake City. Residents may bring a sample to the office during regular business hours. For more, call 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.ThursdayBingo at Amer. LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more information, call 752-7776.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for families with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.FridayArt receptionThe Gateway Art Gallery invites the community to a Wine and Cheese Reception for the Featured Artist Carlene Heckmann, Friday June 8th from 6:30pm until 8:00pm at the Gallery. Carlene is a multimedia artist her work includes drawing, painting, jewelry making, sculpture and photography to mention a few of her talents. Plan to come to the free reception and bring a friend and share fellowship, food and drinks and meet this very talented artist. The Gallery is located at 168 N. Marion Ave. in downtown Lake City. Call the Gallery for additional information at 7525229.Dinner and dancing Dances are held each Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court (behind Baya Pharmacy). $7 admission. Bring a dish or dessert to share. All proceeds benefit the center. Call 386-755-0235 for more.Baby & Me Baby & Me, a library program for parents and babies, is held on Fridays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.SaturdaySenior promEveryone is invited to the 2018 Adult Senior Prom, Under the Sea, on June 9, 2018, Time 6 pm-10 pm. Music Backtrack Band, Food Dinner served from 6 until 7, after 7, snacks and soda only. Cost of the event $15.00. Attire: Church to formal. For more, call (386) 7550235 ask for Deanna Law.Farmers market The Lake DeSoto Farmers Market is open every Saturday in the parking lot at Marion Avenue and Duval Street, across from the Courthouse Annex. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 386-719-5766 or visit dinnerA potluck dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. occurs each Saturday at either Lake Butler Elementary School or Lake Butler Social Club. Dress code is casual dressy and special occasion. Admission is $10 for club members or $12 for guests. For more, call 813-679-5390.MondayAmateur Radio SocietyThe Columbia Amateur Radio Society meets the third Monday of each month to discuss ham radio tech nologies, training, com munications and commu nity events. Hams provide emer gency communications during disasters and public events. Members provide training and support for the required FCC license and how to get started. Meets at American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd at 7 p.m. For more, call 386-752-0987.SundayBingo games Bingo every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. For more, call 386-752-7776. Three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. For more, call 386752-7776.COURTESYKiwanis lends a handD avid Boozer, Florida Gateway Food Bank manager, left, is pictured with CHS teacher John Cole, who is accepting 350 food boxes on behalf of the Lake City Kiwanis Club, which purchased them for CCSD backpack students. Ill show you how life insurance can come in handy for more immediate family needs, like college. We put the life back in life insurance. CALL ME TODAY. There are also benets now. With life insurance, the benefits live on. 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Ages 12) June 9th 10:00 AM 12 Noon Marley Andretti Watercolor June 11th 9:30 AM 11:30 AM Wally Reichert Basic Jewelry Linda Schenavar Alcohol Ink June 13th 5:30 PM 7:30 PM Jeanne Van Arsdall Wood Carving June 30th 9:00 AM 12:00 PM Charles Kime Call gallery for time and dates of classes 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 @ 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 @ 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


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Hearing Health Event Ad Half Vert Lake City 05-25-2018.indd 1 5/25/18 9:32 AM By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comThousands of miles into a planned trip across the continent and through Canada to Alaska, Matthew Chapin, 31, suffered a massive stroke on a remote dirt road in an Oregon national forest, his family said. The missing Lake City motorcyclist hadnt traveled far from his last known location near Toketee Falls in Douglas County before he was stricken by medical emergency and dropped all communication with those who knew his whereabouts. Chapin was found alive around 2 p.m. Sunday and was flown to a hospital in a neighboring city, according to the Douglas County Sheriffs Office. It is thought Chapin had been in the woods suffering from the stroke symptoms, propped against his bike, for close to a week. Jeff Chapin, who also lives in Lake City, said his brother could have been alone in the Oregon wilds with no shelter for more than four days. Between Monday and Sunday, he was out there, said Jeff Chapin. In the elements, no tent, nothing, he was just set up against his motorcycle. However, he said Matthew had everything he needed to survive including a tent that he had used on his nightly stops to camp since he set out from Lake City in mid-April. He would stop when he got tired and set up camp, he said. Jeff said Matthew is now in an intensive care unit in Eugene, Oregon. He said he is struggling with slurred speech and a loss of mobility in his right arm and leg. Hes alive and thats really all that matters, he said. Chapin had prepared for the journey after turning in his two-weeks notice at a job hed had for over a decade, his brother said. He bought the 2016 Kawasaki dual sport motorcycle and made a few practice trips to the Carolinas and North Georgia. After 12 years, he was just ready for something else, he said. Jeff said his brother had no medical history that would indicate any likelihood of stroke. None whatsoever and no allergies, he said. When he set out, Jeff Chapin said Matthew burnt through the miles on his bike. He wanted to get out of the Southeast, he said. Once he got to southern Texas, mid-south Texas, thats when he started slowing down. The DCSO stated Chapin was found along a dirt road that runs through the woods of the Umpqua National Forest around Clearwater Falls, which is a roughly 16-mile drive from his last known location. Chapin had not crashed his bike, DCSO said. It is thought that at some point he was spotted by hikers who told the search and rescue team they saw someone fitting his description. Chapin was declared missing Friday, but his last known communication with family and friends was May 27, as stat ed by DCSO in a series of Facebook profile updates. An itinerary of his travel had Chapin on his way to meet with acquaintances in Portland after leaving Crater Lake with a scheduled arrival date of Saturday. The search, involving Oregon State Police, DCSO and several surrounding agencies, started Friday. Chapin is from Lake City and graduated from Columbia High School. A family friend made a charitable website account to help pay his medical expenses and for his transport back to Florida. The website to make donations for Chapins medical expenses is As of Monday, it had raised $490 of a stated $5,000 goal. M. ChapinFamily: Missing motorcyclist suffered a stroke in Oregon Medical emergency ended mans dream trip to Alaska. COURTESYBefore his cross-country trip, Matthew Chapin gave a young nephew a brief ride on his motor cycle in Lake City. City alters procurement policyBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThe city has revised its procurement policy to reflect its growing use of purchasing cards. During Monday nights City Council meeting, officials unanimously approved the revision in the policy that now addresses the use of the purchasing cards by employees from various departments. While the use of purchasing cards to buy goods, tools and materials is commonplace for most businesses, its a new procedure for the city. The main reason for the update was to add purchasing cards, because that wasnt in the initial policy, said Laurette Burks, City Procurement Director, earlier in the day before the meeting. That was the main reason for making that change. Purchasing cards are similar to credit cards, but these cards are in the citys name and employees are given a card based on their department head and directors recommendation to purchase items for the city. The purchasing cards have different balance limits. During the meeting, Mayor Stephen Witt said the changes were recommended in the citys last audit. Burks said using purchasing cards is beneficial to the city because it streamlines a purchase rather than going through the process of using invoices. She said processing an invoice costs approximately $75 by the time the purchase order is entered, processed, goes through financing, and the check is cut and mailed. With purchasing cards, the swipe of a card and youre done, Burks said. Its for lower cost purchases and its more convenient. The city started using purchasing cards roughly 18 months ago in 2017, shortly after the procurement policy manual was released. Therefore, the use of purchasing cards was not included in the manual. Purchasing cards are utilized in all city departments by any directors that send their staff members to make purchases. Burks, who is also the city purchasing cards administrator, said it was revolutionary for the city to add purchasing cards. Everybody else has had them for years, but the city was hesitant to do that, she said. We were finally able to convince them it was a good thing and they let us implement them, small at first, and then we got a little more aggressive with them. The city initially began using the purchasing cards on a limited basis, but now that their use is widespread, the procurement department decided to include them in the citys 33-page procurement manual. The policy specifically states that none of the thresholds change, none of the real substance changes, Burks said. The revision was just to get the purchasing cards in there. The revision needs to be in there because it gives everyone guidelines. The citys procurement policy was originally adopted Aug. 1, 2016. In other business, the city council: the costs to pay off duty police officers to work the Juneteenth Celebration parade on June 16 as long as amount does not exceed $280. Juneteenth commemorates AfricanAmericans emancipation from slavery on June 19,1865, in Texas; the citys representative for the Florida League of Cities 92nd Annual Conference; and abandoned and vacated North East Palm Street.


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and more If you have any photos from recent little league tournaments, we will run them in our section as we did today. Feel free to send them in. By CLIFF BRUNTAssociated PressOKLAHOMA CITY Florida States Anna Shelnutt hit a solo homer in the sixth inning, and Meghan King pitched a five-hitter to help Florida State defeat Washington 1-0 in Game 1 of the Womens College World Series championship series Monday night. King improved to 3-0 with a save at the World Series. She has not allowed an earned run in 27 1/3 innings in Oklahoma City. The Seminoles (57-12) could clinch their first national title in Game 2 on Tuesday. Shelnutts homer was Washington pitcher Gabbie Plains first earned run allowed in 16 2/3 innings of World Series action. There were plenty of opportunities for both teams to score more runs both teams left seven runners on base. In the third inning, Florida States Morgan Klaevemann reached third base with no outs and did not score. Washington loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the third and Florida State escaped without Noles take Game 1FSU tops Washington for series lead thanks to Shelnutt & King. WOMENS COLLEGE WORLD SERIES LITTLE LEAGUEHEATING UPCOURTESY PHOTOSThe Lake City 6U All-Star A Team is pictured with its trophy after winning the Champions Park Newberry Tournament on Sunday. The Players pictured are Blaize Butcher, Kellen Keen, Ace Whitcomb, Colson Capallia, Brantley McCray, Charlie Brush, Mason Sparks, Kelan Jones, Tucker Burns, Michael Lumpkin and RJ Higgs. The team defeated Santa Fe 20-5, Chiefland 18-7, Lake City B Team 15-4 and Union County 18-4. LEFT: The Lake City All-Stars A Team is pictured with its trophy from the Palatka Spring Classic on May 20. RIGHT: The Lake City All-Stars A Team raises its trophy from the Champions Park Newberry Tournament in celebration on June 3. The Lake City 6U All-Star A Team recently won back-toback warmup tournaments ahead of the district tournament in Live Oak this Thursday. The team went 8-0 over the two tournaments, winning the Palatka Spring Classic Tournament on May 19-20 and the Champions Park Newberry Tournament on June 2-3.NCAA REGIONALSFAU tops Florida to set up decisive gameAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Joe Montes drove in three runs, two of them in another big inning, and Florida Atlantic beat overall No. 1 seed and defending national champion Florida 7-4 Monday to set up a winnertakes-all finale in the NCAA baseball tournaments Gainesville Regional. The Owls (43-18-1) and the Gators (44-18) played again late Monday night, with the winner advancing to the super regionals to face Auburn and No. 1 draft pick Casey Mize. That game wasnt over when the Lake City Reporter went to press. The first game was delayed 4 hours, 41 minutes because of pending rain. FAU sent 10 batters to the plate during a five-run third inning, getting tworun singles from David Miranda and Montes. Montes brought home another run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Florida had two players drafted during the game: Third baseman Jonathan India and right-hander Brady Singer. Starter Jackson Kowar, also expected to go early in the draft, continued his recent struggles. Kowar (9-5) gave up seven runs (four earned) on a season-high 11 hits and four walks in six innings. He has lost his last three starts. The Owls countered with side-arm closer Zach Schneider, who threw 100 pitches in five innings both career highs. Schneider (7-1) allowed six hits and three runs, and struck out five. Floridas bigger problem was slowing down the hot-hitting Owls, who have scored five or more runs in an inning four times in four regional games.Gators & Owls played again late Monday night.COURTESYFlorida States Anna Shelnutt celebrates with her teammates at home plate following her home run against Washington in Game 1 of the Womens College World Series Monday night in Oklahoma City. STANLEY CUP FINALSCapitals on verge of Cup after blowing out Golden Knights in Game 4 By STEPHEN WHYNOAssociated PressWASHINGTON The Washington Capitals are one win away from the first Stanley Cup in franchise history after a 6-2 blowout of the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 4 on Monday night gave them a commanding 3-1 series lead. Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals will get their first chance to hoist the Cup in Game 5 on Thursday night in Las Vegas. No team since the Detroit Red Wings in 1942 has blown a 3-1 lead in the Cup Final. Evgeny Kuznetsov dished out four assists, T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson, Devante Smith-Pelly, John Carlson, Michal Kempny and Brett Connolly scored and Braden Holtby stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced. The desperate Golden Knights outchanced the Capitals by a wide margin but fell apart after James Neal clanked a shot off the post instead of hitting a wide-open net early in the first period. The expansion teams Cinderella run is in danger of coming to a quick end. Marc-Andre Fleury allowed six goals on 23 shots, and by the time Neal and Reilly Smith scored in the third period, it was too late. NOLES continued on 2B B1


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AngelsNBA FINALSWarriors 2, Cavaliers 0 (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Game 1: Golden State 124, Cleveland 114, OT Game 2: Golden State 122, Cleveland 103 Game 3: Wednesday, June 6 Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. Game 4: Friday, June 8 Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. x-Game 5: Monday, June 11 Cleveland at Golden State, 9 p.m. x-Game 6: Thursday, June 14 Golden State at Cleveland, 9 p.m. x-Game 7: Sunday, June 17 Cleveland at Golden State, 8 p.m.STANLEY CUP FINALSWashington 3, Vegas 1 (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Game 1: Vegas 6, Washington 4 Game 2: Washington 3, Vegas 2 Game 3: Washington 3, Vegas 1 Game 4: Washington 6, Vegas 2 Game 5: Thursday, June 7 Washington at Vegas, 8 p.m. x-Game 6: Sunday, June 10 Vegas at Washington, 8 p.m. x-Game 7: Wednesday, June 13 Washington at Vegas, 8 p.m.WOMENS COLLEGE WORLD SERIESAt ASA Hall of Fame Stadium In Oklahoma City x-If necessary Sundays Games Washington 3, Oklahoma 0, OU eliminated Florida State 3, UCLA 1 Florida State 12, UCLA 6, UCLA eliminated Championship Series (Best-of-3; Florida State leads series 1-0) Monday, June 4 Florida State 1, Washington 0 Tuesday, June 5 Washington vs. Florida State, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 6 Washington vs. Florida State, 8:30 p.m.Palmer, Young 1st-timers on college Hall ballotNEW YORK (AP) Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and Vince Young will make their first appearances on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. The National Football Foundation released Monday the names of 76 players and six coaches from major college foot ball who will be considered for the Hall of Fame this year. The latest class of about 15 player and coaches will be announced Jan. 7, the day of the College Football Playoff national championship. Among the other players making their first appearance in the FBS hall ballot are Syracuse wide receiver Marvin Harrison, Wisconsin tackle Joe Thomas and Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, a two-time Heisman finalist.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Boston 41 19 .683 New York 38 18 .679 1 T ampa Bay 28 30 .483 12 Toronto 26 33 .441 14 Baltimore 17 41 .293 23 C entral Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 30 28 .517 Detroit 29 32 .475 2 Minnesota 25 30 .455 3 K ansas City 21 38 .356 9 Chicago 18 38 .321 11 W est Division W L Pct GB Seattle 37 22 .627 Houston 37 24 .607 1 L os Angeles 32 28 .533 5 Oakland 31 29 .517 6 Texas 25 37 .403 13 NA TIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 35 24 .593 Washington 33 25 .569 1 Philadelphia 31 26 .544 3 New York 27 30 .474 7 Miami 20 39 .339 15 C entral Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 37 23 .617 Chicago 33 23 .589 2 S t. Louis 32 25 .561 3 Pittsburgh 30 29 .508 6 Cincinnati 21 39 .350 16 W est D ivision W L Pct GB Arizona 31 27 .534 Colorado 30 29 .508 1 L os Angeles 29 30 .492 2 S an Francisco 29 30 .492 2 S an Diego 27 34 .443 5 M ondays Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Detroit 4, 1st game Detroit 4, N.Y. Yankees 2, 2nd game Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:10 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Todays Games Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 4:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Baltimore at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Miami at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.Former Pirate Bruce Kison dead at 68BALTIMORE (AP) Bruce Kison, a pitcher who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series in 1971 and 1979 and spent three decades in play er development and scouting roles, has died of cancer. He was 68. His wife, Anna Marie, said Kison died Saturday at the Tidewell Hospice in Bradenton, Florida, near his home. He had been diagnosed with renal cancer on Feb. 14.Former 49ers receiver Dwight Clark dead at 61SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Dwight Clark, who helped launch a dynasty for San Francisco with his iconic catch that sent the 49ers to their first Super Bowl, has died one year after revealing he had ALS. He was 61. Clark said in March 2017 that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrigs disease), which attacks cells that control muscles. He suspected playing football might have caused the illness. The team said he died Monday sur rounded by friends and family. Clark won two Super Bowls with the 49ers during a nine-year career that ended in 1987. YOUTH SOCCERCOURTESYKicking and medalingThe Lil Guys placed first in this weekends tournament in the Challenge Sports 3V3 Tour in Ponte Vedra with a 4-1 record while the Lil Guys Reloaded placed third with a 2-3 record. Pictured are: Carlos Ortiz (front row, from left), Benny Acosta, Ryan Moore and Ty Handy; assistant head coach Randy Moore (second row, from left), Phillip Yaxon, David Ayon, Christian Cofield, Colyn Weatherspoon and head Coach Cyril Weatherspoon; junior assistant Cayden Weatherspoon (back row). That was a true demonstration of never quitting and great sportsmanship. Coach Randy and I are thoroughly impressed! Coach C said. allowing a run. Plain walked the bases loaded in the fourth with two outs. With a full count, Klaevemann hit a grounder and Washington shortstop Sis Bates tagged Florida States Dani Morgan to end the inning. The Seminoles might have gotten more in the sixth inning after Shelnutts homer, but Bates tracked down what appeared to be a sure hit in the outfield, then threw a runner out at second for a double play. In the seventh, Washington got a runner on with no outs before Florida State third baseman Jessie Warren dove to catch a short pop-up, then doubled up the runner at first. NOLES Continued From 1BCOLLEGE SOFTBALLBarnhill named Academic All-AmericanFrom staff reportsAUSTIN, Texas Kelly Barnhill of the Florida softball team headlines the 2018 Google Cloud Academic AllAmerica Division I Softball team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Barnhill was named the 2018 Academic All-American of the Year for Division I softball. This is a tremendous accomplishment for Kelly. Stated head coach Tim Walton. She dedicates so much of herself to being an elite level athlete on the field, but she also goes above and beyond to being an even better student. Im proud of Kellys determination to be as successful in the classroom as she is on the field and that she is being recognized for it. Barnhills dedication to her studies has led her to a 3.92 GPA in Public Relations and recently was accepted into the UF College of Journalism and Communications combined degree program, which allows her to start her masters in Global Strategic Communications in the fall. Im so honored to be receiving this award. Barnhill said. Academics have been important to me my whole life and I came to UF to get the best education, while playing softball at the highest level. NFLTrump calls off Eagles visit over anthem disputeBy JILL COLVIN and ERRIN HAINES WHACKAssociated PressWASHINGTON Digging deeper into a culture war that hes repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday, citing the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem. Trump said in a statement that some members of the Super Bowl championship team disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country. He said the team wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. Instead, Trump said he would be hosting a different type of ceremony, featuring the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus, that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem. None of the Eagles took a knee during the anthem in 2017. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney replied with his own statement, saying that he is equally proud of the Eagles activism off the field and that the players represent the diversity of our nation a nation in which we are free to express our opinions. Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our President is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend, the statement continued. Last week, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said he would not attend the ceremony because he didnt want to be part of a photo op, saying he wanted to avoid being used as any kind of pawn. In addition to Jenkins, defensive end Chris Long was the most outspoken player against going. Quarterback Carson Wentz had planned to attend. It remains unclear exactly what prompted the change of plans. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about what had sparked the decision and why the circumstances were different from other events honoring winning teams, which some players have boycotted. The team did not immediately respond to requests for comment.


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A new look or creative endeavor will bring about unexpected change that will lead to greater opportunity. Love, romance and children should all be priorities. Winning a gift or a financial gain looks promising. LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018 3B CIPHER DEAR ABBY: Twelve years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. It was a difficult pregnancy and delivery due to a medical condition my daughter was diagnosed with in the womb. The doctors let my husband and me know there could be problems during the delivery. We needed to make a decision. If things went wrong, we had to choose between my life and our daughters life. I told my husband to pick her. I cant stop thinking about how quickly my husband agreed to that decision! At the time, I was OK with his immediate reaction and loved him more for caring about our child. My kid is the light of my life, and jealousy plays no role in my emotions. I would want him to choose her again, but I dont understand why his swift agreement haunts me still. It makes me question our relationship and how much I really matter to him. -HAUNTED IN TEXAS DEAR HAUNTED: You may be viewing what happened from the wrong perspective. From where I sit, you TOLD your husband what you wanted his choice to be, and because he loves you, he immediately agreed. Im willing to bet that you are his world. I know few men who would wish to parent a child alone. You made the choice for your husband, and you are wrong to be second-guessing him after the fact. DEAR ABBY: My wife doesnt think its rude to talk -or whisper, as she calls it -during movies. I dont want to see movies with her because of this. She says I dont understand because I am not a woman. I tell her being a woman has nothing to do with it. Talking during movies is just plain rude. We can go for dessert after a movie and discuss it. Im not sure if you have any words of wisdom for her because shes too busy talking to listen to me. -SILENT IN OHIO DEAR SILENT: You and I are not the only ones who feel that when people talk and whisper in a theater, its rude. Often when I go to films, a short message is posted on the screen before it begins requesting that the audience turn off their electronic devices and refrain from talking while its running. Because your wife refuses to keep quiet, have her see movies with a female friend who doesnt mind the distraction -if she can find one. And as for you, if theres a movie you want to see, either go alone or with a buddy. P.S. Please warn your wife that she is asking to be yelled at, cursed at or worse if she persists. Abigail Van Choice made before difficult birth continues to haunt mom DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS DEAR ABBY HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LASTJune 5: Country singer Don Reid of the Statler Brothers is 72. Guitarist Fred Stone of Sly and the Family Stone is 70. Singer Laurie Anderson is 70. Country singer Gail Davies is 69. Drummer Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden is 65. Jazz drummer Peter Erskine (Steps Ahead, Weather Report) is 63. Saxophonist Kenny G is 61. Singer Richard Butler of Psychedelic Furs is 61. Actress Beth Hall (Mom, `Mad Men) is 59. Actor Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs, `Curb Your Enthusiasm) is 55. Actor Ron Livingston (The Practice, `Band of Brothers) is 50. Singer Brian McKnight is 48. Musician Claus Norreen (Aqua) is 47. Actor-singer Mark Wahlberg is 46. Actor Chad Allen (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) is 43. Bassist P-Nut of 311 is 43.CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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Man y species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. Subsidize your income. The Lake City Reporter has immediate openings for carries in the following area: Ellisville, Providence and Columbia City. Apply in person at Lake City Reporter, 180 E Duval St, Lake City, FL. Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lo t lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS10002 $289,800 2/2 on Suwannee River, dock w/boat shelter Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS100460 4/3 home on Suwannee River. Floating 2-story doc k w/screened upper deck. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100413 2/2 w/3rd started by closing in garage, carport, partially fenced w/nice trees, great location. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS90282 Grea t investment, currently rented a t $900/mo, lg lot in town, detached garage. $124,900 Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100188 $39,900 Cannon Creek Airpark lot, runway license will convey with lot. Great price for runway lot. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100057 $175,000 Spacious home on 10 ac, lg porches on front & back, spli t plan, lg kit w/center island. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100151 $194,500 Fantastic home in Wise Estates, lg great rm w/sliding glass door to covered porch. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100045 $267,900 Executive home w/Lake Jeffery access, lg kit, oversized maste r w/ French doors to sunroom Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100286 $574,900 3/2 home & 4/2 DWMH, 45 ac, 3 stall barn, 60x80 metal shop w/3 bay doors, power & water. Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS100403 $94,500 3/1 2 mi from Live Oak, new HVAC, move in ready & has awesome Oak trees for shade. Poole Realty Mindy Wilkson 209-7658 MLS100430 3/2 in Jennings, LR w/vaulted ceiling & FP, lg laundry rm, bonus room upstairs. $179,900 Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS100208 4/3 LR & fam rm w/FP's, office, fla rm, 2 car garage w/safe rm/basement, fish pond. $385,000 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100366 2/2, huge great rm, & front porch, on 2 lots back yard overlooking Sante Fe River. $129,300 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100362 1997 mfg home w/open floor plan on 8ac, approx 1ac fenced, lg covered porch $87,500 We will sell the following tenants units at Tellus Self Storage 814 SW State Road 247 / Branford Hwy. Lake City, FL, on Friday, June 15, 2018 a t 10:00AM. WE SELL FOR CASH ONLY. 386-961-9926. TIFFANY MOORE Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes JEROME CARTER (2 units) Furniture, Boxes, Sporting Goods, Tools BRYAN NICHOLS (2 units) Household goods SHANNON FOLLMANN Furniture & Boxes CHRISTINA MCNEAL Furniture & Boxes & Washer/Dryer JOEL D WILLIS Furniture & Household Goods LEAH LOVELADY SMITH Boxes of Household Goods COREY SCHNEERER Household Goods, Boxes, Suitcases, Toys, Sporting Goods, Tools DANA PUTNEL Household Goods, Boxes, Suitcases, Toys, Tools JUSTINE JIMENEZ Furniture & Household Goods TIMOTHY WILLIAMSON Furniture & Household Goods KAYLA PURVIS Furniture & Household Goods CLANITRA KELSEY Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Toys, Tools WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ALL BIDS. Cash only, 10% Buyers premium, Nyle Wells #AU3814. 429093 May 29, 2018 June 5, 2018 FUMC PIANIST NEEDED Pianist needed for Sunday Service. Please inquire @(386) 7 5 2-44 88 3/2 brick w/carport, lg pantry, fenced backyard, $975/mo 1st+last+sec 386-288-8401 Windsong ApartmentsWe offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455 Now hiring one position fo r Warehouse manager. Mus t have experience in inventor y management, receiving, pulling product and shipping. Full time position 40-50 hours a wee k subsidized health insurance, holiday pay, vacation pay and safety bonus. Must have computer skills. Please apply in person 3631 E US Hwy 90, Lake City FL 32055 or email to Quality831@qia g One Position open for an Industrial Supply Co Customer Service, Purchasing, Estimating and Other clerical duties, full time position 40-50 hours a week subsidized health insurance, holiday pay, vacation pa y and safety bonus, must have computer skills. Please apply in person: 3631 US 90 East, Lake City FL 32055, or email to: PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN HALL MEETING County Commissioner District III Bucky Nash invites all citizens to attend a town hall meeting to discuss the County's road infrastructure. The meeting will be held on June 12, 6pm at the Westside Community Center located at 431 SW Birley Ave., Lake City, FL 430766 May 29, 30, 31, 2018 June 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 2 0 1 8 3BR/2.5 BA Pool 2 story Country Home 6 miles So o f Columbia City. $1500/mo, First and last plus $500 dep Smoke free No pets. 386-365-1171 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 17000230CAAXMX DIVISION: FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY R. BRANTLEY; SAMANTHA J. BRANTLEY; THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendant(s). CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 16, 2018 in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder fo r cash on July 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (EST), at the Third Floo r of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL. LOT 48, BLOCK A, OF WOODCREST SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 133-136, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS O F COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 139 SW GUTHRIE TERRACE, LAKE CITY, FL 32024 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs an y accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 a t least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated: May 21, 2018 P. DEWITT CASON, CLERK COLUMBIA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 430857 June 5, 12, 2018 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2018-43-CP Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BARBARA L. CARDINALE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Barbara L. Cardinale, deceased, whose date of death was January 18, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the address o f which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses o f the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims o r demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate mus t file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication o f this notice is May 29, 2018, Personal Representative: /s/ Andrew D. Berns 7782 Serra Way Delray Beach, Florida 33446 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ John J. Kendron Florida Bar Number: 0306850 Robinson, Kennon & Kendron, P.A. 582 West Duval Street PO Box 1178 Lake City, Florida 32056-1178 Telephone: (386) 755-1334 Fax: (386) 755-1336 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: 430862 May 29. 2018 June 5, 2018 Needed Laborer for machine shop work must have good math skills and be able to read tape measure, need to be a hard worker and drug free fulltime start $12.00/hr apply in person Grizzly Mfg, 174 NE Cortez Terr. Lake City The Suwannee Valley Transit Authority Board of Directors, wishes to announce a special called meeting to be held Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:45 PM, in the SVTA Board Room, 1907 Voyles St, SW, Live Oak, Florida, 32064 Agenda items: Approval of 2016/2017 Financial Audit Vehicle Purchase Lighting Upgrade to LED Office Enclosure Increase in Private Pay Fares 431417 June, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2018 Science teacher teacher Anyone interested should send a cover letter and resume t o and contac t Epiphany Catholic School a t 752-2320 for an application. Fulltime or parttime childcare worker. Call 386-758-2368 Oak Dining Room set, complete, like new, light coloring, $800 352-317-6390 Immediate hire part time van driver, 24-28hrs/wk, must have clean MVR & valid ins, must b e able to pass FDLE background & fingerprint. Benefits include sick, vacation & holiday pay. Email resume only C.N.A.'s Needed $10.50 to $11.75/hrAvalon Healthcare is seeking CNA's. All candidates must pass a drug screen and background check, as well as possess an active license. Please apply in person @ Avalon Healthcare, 1270 SW Main Blvd. Lake City, FL Full, part time, and summer positions available. Machine Operator-will train. Good, clean work environment, heated and air conditioned. Paid holidays, paid vacation, and bonuses, after 90 days. An American manufacturer and equal opportunity employer. Call Ascent Precision Gear Corp. in Jasper, FL: 386-792-3215. Immediate opening for part time truck drivers. Must have a valid commercial driver license with good driving record. Please apply at https://www.anderson s.html#op-252770-cdl-construc tion-driver DFW / EOE Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 Position opening for a Laboratory Technician to perform technical work involving the testing of aggregates, cements, soils, asphalt and other materials. Please apply on line a t https://www.andersoncolumbi / EOE


Classied Department 755-5440 LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER SPORTS TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018 5B Classi ed Department 755-5440 TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER 5B PUBLISHER'S NOTE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the fair housing act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin; or any intention to make such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under the age of 18. This newspaper will not knowingl y accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation o f the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspape r are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 2BR/1.5BA 24'x54' DWMH on 2ac, well, 2 septic, wash shed $62,200 386-623-4346 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99605 Country home & 3/2 SWMH, 5.01ac, enclosed in-ground pool $224,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99913 Country home on 3.5 ac, fam rm w/FP, XLg utility/storage rm, newer A/C $99,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS96726 3/2, FL rm, screened patio & covered deck great for entertaining. $149,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS98034 4/3 on 17th Green alongside the 18th Fairway in Country Club, brick FP, $249,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS100685 $143,900 4/2 freshly painted & new carpet, private backyard, wired for sec system. Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Now underwa y in Mayfair, split plan 3/2, open kitchen to living area $194,900 Daniel Crapps Agency 7555110 MLS97936 $149,000 2 homes, conc block w/ceramic tild flooring thru-out & move in ready plus 1828 sf mfg home. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99858 $189,500 3/2.5 brick w/formal LR, fam rm, fenced back yard on 6.9ac west of Lake City on SR-247 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99868 $55,110 Wooded corner lot 10 square ac, offers easy access to Lake City, Ft White & Gainesville Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99893 $777,500 gorgeous setting for this 2518 sqf t home w/73 ac plus 1800sf guest qtrs, 45ac lake & more! Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99767 24.8 ac w/paved rd frontage just east o f Ft White HS. Owner financing avail. $198,400 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS98342 $1,100,000 21+ac tract west of Lake Cit y on US90, 4027sf bldg & 6461sf bldg Poole Realty Amanda Senea 249-1640 MLS99595 $94,90 0 Brick home in great nghbd, fenced back yard, metal roof, carport, hardwood floors. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS94089 $669,000 Colonial on 5ac, 4/3 & 2 partial BA, 3 HVAC units Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99455 $189,440 Reserve at Jewel Lake, community dock. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99616 $298,900 2/2 river house on Suwannee, wraparound porch Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS98482 4BR/3BA 2198hsf $298,200 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99218 $83,900 7.5ac lot in Rose Creek Plantation. United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS100394 $99,00 0 4/2 DWMH on 5ac in White Springs within walking dist o f Stephen Foster State Park. United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS99612 3/2 in town, fenced backyard & 2 ca r garage. $167,777 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS100668 73.52 ac of raw land in Lake City, planted pines & oaks. Hallmark Real Estate Lacie Lantroop 697-1681 MLS99513 $29,500 parcel at end of cul-desac minutes from town, beautiful lake at entrance. Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 MLS99619 well-known establishment in Suwannee Co w/full liquor license. Call fo r details Hallmark Real Estate Anita Tonetti 697-3780 MLS91217 Mobile Home park w/5 units on 2.5ac 3/2 DW to live in while collecting rental income. Hallmark Real Estate Vic Lantroop 623-6401 MLS98661 2.5 ac deep in Cannon Creek Airpark, corner lot & dead end street. $44,500 Hallmark Real Estate Jay Nash 269-2581 MLS100490 3/2 in established neighborhood, close to everything you need in Lake City! $112,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty Jackie Taylor 397-3479 MLS97359 $139,900 4/2 on fenced 4.78ac, wkshp w/roll-up doors, fenced & cross fenced. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS97880 3/2 w/cook's dream kit, new stove, upscale master BA, sec system, 4+car garage. $239,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS98649 Newly remodeled 2/2 in Eastside Village, move-in ready, inside laundry rm, Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100654 3/2 brick on 1+ac, new appliances, HVAC, 10x20 deck, 2 sheds, chain link fenced backyard Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100593 $285,000 Custom brick in southern end of county, lg great rm, open kit, oversized master to Fla rm. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100629 $399,000 Great location, convenient to Hwy 90, I75 & I10. 5000ft warehouse, office space w/reception Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100640 $155,000 2/2 loft style home on 5.3ac, wraparound porch, 2 car carport, workshop, 2 sheds Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100442 $94,900 4/2 DWMH w/covered front porch & back decks, 45x19 garage, stocked pond w/boat ramp. Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS99570 $146,500 Home located in bend of river, spacious deck to water. Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS100536 $244,900 4/2 custom brick on 22.79ac, fenced back yard as well as th e entire property. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS99962 $110,000 Currently used as residence w/office & workshop detached from home, Ft White Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100590 $29,900 2.3 ac w/well, septic & power. mature hardwoods alread y thinned & ready for a home Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100669 $30,000 Camping lot on Sante Fe, walking dist to public boat ramp, Fort White. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100434 $64,900 10 ac ready for your dream home, already has well, septic & power, cleared homesite. 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 Anniversary Announcement Birth Announcement Change of Address Delivery Issues or Concerns Engagement Announcement Give a gift subscription Letter to the Editor News Tips Obituary Form Place a Classified Ad Submit an Event to the Calendar Vacation Delivery Service Wedding AnnouncementLook at what you can do GO TOClickFORMS & SUBMISSIONSLake City Reporter YOUTH SWIMMINGC OURTESY PHOTOSTigersharks hit the poolColumbia Swim Tigersharks competed in the first meet of the 2018 swim season on June 2 in Tifton, GA. FRENCH OPENWilliams out of French Open before match with Sharapova By HOWARD FENDRICHAssociated PressPARIS Serena Williams tried to play through the pain of an injured chest muscle. Eventually, barely able to serve, she knew she had to call off her Grand Slam comeback. Williams pulled out of the French Open less than an hour before she was supposed to face Maria Sharapova in a fourth-round showdown Monday, the most-anticipated match of the tournament so far. The announcement came two days after the 36-yearold American initially felt something was wrong during a singles victory. But she hid that bit of information even from her coach and a day after Williams struggled through a doubles loss with her sister, Venus. This was Williams first major tournament in 16 months, and her first as a mother. She was pregnant when she won the Australian Open in January 2017 for her 23rd Grand Slam singles championship, the most for anyone during tennis 50-year professional era. Her baby was born last September. I have given up so much to be here. There is times where Im on the court and Im practicing, and I look on the monitor, and I see my daughter and shes playing, and I want to be there, Williams said. But I know that these are the sacrifices you have to make to live out your dream. And I have made every sacrifice that I could. So its extremely disappointing. Her voice trembled a bit during a brief news conference, where she explained she will get an MRI on Tuesday and consult with doctors before figuring out what comes next. Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, said in an interview that an ultrasound revealed the injury to the muscle, but the extent wasnt clear. The fact that I physically cant serve at all is a good indication that maybe I should just go back to the drawing board and stay positive, Williams said, and try to get better and not get it to a point where it could be a lot worse. In a statement released by the tournament, Sharapova wished Williams a speedy recovery. This would have been their 22nd career meeting; Williams has won 19, including the past 18. Because of the withdrawal, this does not count as a victory for Sharapova, who will play 2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza on Wednesday. Oddly enough, Muguruza didnt have to put forth much effort in the fourth round, either. Her opponent, Lesia Tsurenko, stopped because of an injury after only two games. No. 1 Simona Halep, a two-time runner-up at Roland Garros, will play former No. 1 Angelique Kerber, a two-time major champion elsewhere, in Wednesdays other quarterfinal after both picked up easy straight-set wins in the fourth round. The quarterfinals Tuesday are Sloane Stephens vs. Daria Kasatkina, and Madison Keys vs. Yulia Putintseva. Kasatkina eliminated Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a match that resumed Monday after being suspended a night earlier because of darkness at 3-all in the second set. The days biggest buzz was about a match that never took place. Williams said she first was troubled by her pectoral muscle during the best performance of her return, a 6-3, 6-4 win in the third round against 11th-seeded Julia Goerges on Saturday. But Mouratoglou had no idea there was an issue. She didnt tell him she was hurting? No, because she knew I would tell her not to play the doubles, he told the AP. I would have made her cancel the doubles, believe me. During Sundays doubles, though, Williams showed signs of trouble. By the third set, she hit first serves at about 80 mph (130 kph), about 40 mph (70 kph) slower than she can. Between points, she repeatedly jabbed a thumb into her chest to massage the muscle. At the end, she was just pushing the ball. ... Thats when I knew she had a problem. I didnt know what kind of problem, but I knew there was something really wrong, Mouratoglou said. Basically, she couldnt play. Williams tried taping up the muscle for doubles, but that didnt help. And while shes pretty much had every injury in the book, this was the first time dealing with this particular malady. Mouratoglou said they held a practice session Monday morning, holding out hope that maybe rain in the forecast would postpone the match against Sharapova. We might gain one more day, and you never know how it feels tomorrow. So we had to wait, he said. But we saw the sky was still blue ... and we thought, No chance. Sharapovas coach, Thomas Hogstedt, said that word of Williams withdrawal arrived while his player was doing warmup exercises outside the locker room at Court Philippe Chatrier, waiting for the match ahead of theirs to finish. She was keen on playing Serena. Its a little bit sad, I think, for everyone. Everybody looked forward to this match, Hogstedt said. This match has had so much build-up.Nadal books last spot in quartersTribune News ServicesPARIS Rafael Nadal secured his place in the French Open quarterfinals with a hard-fought threeset victory over Maximilian Marterer on Monday. Nadal claimed a 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) win against his German opponent. The Spanish defending French Open champion, who is aiming for his 11th title at Roland Garros, was broken on serve in the first game before rallying back to win the first two sets in 80 minutes. However, Marterer, who is ranked 69 places below the world No. 1, battled on to force a tie-break, but he was ultimately out-gunned in ruthless exchanges with the 16-time major winner. Nadal will meet Diego Schwartzman in the mens elite eight after the Argentine fought from two sets behind to win 1-6, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-0), 6-2 over Kevin Anderson. To complete the top half of the draw, Croatias Maric Cilic will face off against Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarterfinals. Third seed Cilic came through his match with Fabio Fognini in five sets 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3. Del Potro, the fifth seed, out-classed American John Isner 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Earlier, Simona Halep advanced to the quarters after the world number one dispatched Belgiums Elise Mertens 6-2, 6-1. No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out in the last 16 by Russias Daria Kasatkina in a 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 defeat. The match resumed after bad light stopped play on Sunday and Kasatkina won three straight games to reach her first grand slam quarterfinal. Kasatkina, the 14th seed, will meet Sloane Stephens, in the final eight. Halep will face Germanys Angelique Kerber dismissed French seventh seed Caroline Garcia 6-2, 6-3.


Associated PressSECAUCUS, N.J. The Cincinnati Red selected Florida third baseman Jonathan India with the fifth overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night. India, the Southeastern Conference player of the year for Florida, has been an offensive force for the defending College World Series champions. Hes the 12th player in school history to post 20 or more homers, 100 or more RBIs and 30 or more stolen bases in his career. Florida right-hander Brady Singer, considered a potential top-3 selection, fell all the way to Kansas City at No. 18. Jackson Kowar joined Singer with the Royals at the 33rd pick. Meanwhile, Casey Mize went from undrafted three years ago all the way to No. 1. The Detroit Tigers selected the Auburn right-hander with the first pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night. The announcement at MLB Network studios marked the second time the Tigers led off the draft, and first since they took Rice pitcher Matt Anderson in 1997. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Mize had long been linked to the Tigers, and he pitched his way this season to the top spot on the board. Mize wasnt chosen by any organization out of high school three years ago, but developed into a potential big league ace while in college. It means a ton, he said in an interview on MLB Networks broadcast. Im very thankful that the Tigers thought of me enough to take me with their first selection. I cant describe this feeling right now. Mize is 10-5 with a 2.95 ERA and 151 strikeouts with just 12 walks in 109 2/3 innings while helping the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament super regionals. He has solid command of four pitches, including a fastball that hovers in the mid-90s (mph). His outstanding command and wicked split changeup whip up lots of swings and misses. Mize became the seventh player to go from undrafted in high school to the No. 1 pick, and first since Stephen Strasburg went to the Washington Nationals in 2009. In a statement, Tigers general manager Al Avila said the club is confident Mize will become a pillar in our player development system thats going to bring winning baseball to Detroit for seasons to come. Being a college pitcher especially coming from the Southeastern Conference we know Casey has seen elite competition before, he added. With the second selection, San Francisco took slugging Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart, the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year. Wichita State third baseman Alec Bohm was the first of six players attending the draft to be selected, going third overall to Philadelphia. Oregon State second baseman Nick Madrigal at 5-foot7, 160 pounds went fourth to the Chicago White Sox. Oakland created a major buzz at No. 9 and shook up some draft boards by tabbing speedy Oklahoma outfielder and quarterback Kyler Murray, the favorite to replace Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield this season as the Sooners starter on the football field. Now, the two-sport phenom has a big decision to make. Perhaps the replacement for Giants star Buster Posey someday, Bart follows in the footsteps of Matt Wieters and Jason Varitek big league backstops who also came out of Georgia Tech. Bart led the ACC in hitting with a .359 average and topped the Yellow Jackets with a .632 slugging percentage, 79 hits, 16 home runs, 55 runs and a .471 on-base percentage. Hes also one of the countrys best defensive catchers, with a .992 fielding percentage on the season while throwing out 12 of 33 would-be base stealers. Bohm is one of the top offensive players in the draft, hitting .339 with 16 homers the most by a Wichita State player since 2004 and 55 RBIs with 14 doubles and 39 walks. He also showed a knack for hitting in the clutch by setting a school record with three grand slams this year, and led the team with 10 go-ahead RBIs. Bohm had some trouble buttoning his white Phillies jersey before heading to the podium to shake hands with Commissioner Rob Manfred. The holes are pretty tight. It was pretty tough, said the 6-foot-5 Bohm, later adding that his biggest strength is probably his maturity at the plate. Im just ready to go play ball. Despite his short stature, Madrigal is considered by many to be the best overall hitter in the draft. He rebounded nicely for the Beavers after missing half the season with a broken left wrist. He was hitting .406 with three homers, 32 RBIs and just five strikeouts in 133 at-bats while helping lead Oregon State to the NCAA Tournament super regionals. The Mets took the first high school player, selecting Wisconsin prep outfielder Jarred Kelenic sixth overall. The left-handed-hitting Kelenic was the MVP of the Team USA Under-18 squad last September at the Pan American Games in Canada while batting .404 and leading the team in extrabase hits. Tennessee high school lefty Ryan Weathers, son of former major league pitcher David Weathers, was the No. 7 pick by San Diego. Florida high school righty Carter Stewart was the second player in attendance to be selected, going eighth overall to Atlanta. It also made for a heartwarming moment as 16-year-old Luke Terry, a one-armed high school catcher from Tennessee and a lifelong Braves fan, announced Stewarts name at the podium. South Alabama outfielder Travis Swaggerty went to Pittsburgh with the 10th pick. He hit .296 with 13 homers, 38 RBIs and a whopping 54 walks for the Jaguars this season. 6B T UESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER ALL-TECH RACEWAYPhotos by LOUIE MASON/Special to the ReporterLEFT: Kevin Durden was the Pure Stock winner this weekend. RIGHT: Jason Garver was the E-Mod winner. Jamie Carter was the A-Mod winner. Chuck Cumby was the Late Model winner. Bud Chancey was the Street Stock winner. NCAA REGIONAL ROUNDUPTenn. Tech, Duke headed to their 1st super regionalsBy ERIC OLSONAssociated PressA Tennessee Tech team that boasts the nations most high-powered offense relied on its pitching to earn the biggest win in program history Monday night. The Golden Eagles of the Ohio Valley Conference knocked No. 4 national seed Mississippi out of the NCAA Tournament by beating the Rebels twice, 15-5 in the afternoon and 3-2 to clinch the Oxford Regional title. Tech joins Duke, Minnesota, Stetson and Washington as teams that will make their first appearances in super regionals. Winners in those eight best-of-three series advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Duke won the Athens Regional on Monday with two wins over No. 8 national seed Georgia. Mississippi State and South Carolina also advanced, giving the Southeastern Conference five teams in supers. Eight of the 16 national seeds have been eliminated in regionals, including four of the top eight. Defending national champion Florida, the No. 1 overall seed, played Florida Atlantic late Monday night in the Gainesville Regional final. Florida Atlantic forced a second final with a 7-4 win earlier in the evening. Tennessee Tech, a No. 2 regional seed, has put up some of the college games biggest offensive numbers in years this season, but it was the pitching of closer-turned-starter Ethan Roberts in the afternoon and Devin Lancaster and Nick Osborne at night that carried the Golden Eagles against Ole Miss. Everyone talks about our offense, but our pitchers can pitch, too, said Trevor Putzig, whose homer tied it 2-2 in the sixth. Lancaster went the first 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits. Osborne came on to start the seventh after playing the first six innings in right field and allowed two hits the rest of the way to make Kevin Strohscheins seventh-inning sacrifice fly stand up. In the first game, Roberts, normally the closer, made his second start in 63 appearances and went a career-long 7 2/3 innings before leaving the game with a 10-2 lead. Our goal from the beginning was Omaha, so were one step closer, Putzig said. Coming through the losers bracket, Duke won a regional for the first time since 1961. Duke coach Chris Pollard took over in 2012, and the Blue Devils have reached at least 30 wins five straight years. They ended a 55-year NCAA Tournament drought in 2016, and Monday they completed a difficult trek in regionals that saw them come from behind to win in three games as the No. 2 regional seed after losing 6-0 to Troy on Friday. Duke beat Georgia 8-5 in the afternoon before locking up the regional title with an 8-4 win. Mississippi State defeated Oklahoma for the second time in two days in Tallahassee, Florida, and is in a super regional for the third straight year. The Bulldogs are the first team since the tournament went to its current format in 1999 to win a regional in back-to-back years after losing the first game. This years run has been wild. Andy Cannizaro resigned as coach Feb. 20 for off-field conduct, and pitching coach Gary Henderson took over in an interim role. The No. 2 regional seed Bulldogs didnt lock up an NCAA at-large bid until they swept top-ranked Florida in their final regular-season series. They lost 20-10 to Oklahoma on Friday and, facing elimination Saturday, were down to their last strike against No. 7 national seed Florida State when Elijah MacNamee hit a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 3-2 win. MacNamees homer changed the teams mojo. A lot. A bunch. More than you can imagine, Henderson said. I think theres a constant theme of belief and they keep fighting. MSU beat the Sooners 13-5 on Sunday and 8-5 on Monday. Elijah was the only one saying we could do this, third baseman Justin Foscue said. Once he hit the home run, that sparked me and I bet it sparked the rest of the team that we could do this now. That got everyone going. South Carolina opened SEC play 1-5 and dealt with a number of injuries before it got hot the second half of the season. The Gamecocks went 3-0 in the Greenville (North Carolina) Regional, coming from behind to beat Ohio State, knocking off No. 12 national seed East Carolina and beating No. 4 regional seed UNC-Wilmington 8-4 in the final Monday. The run to super regionals came in coach Mark Kingstons first season. He left South Florida last June to take over at South Carolina when Chad Holbrook resigned after missing the tournament for the second time in three yearsSUPER REGIONAL LINEUPAuburn (42-21) vs. FloridaFlorida Atlantic winner, site TBA Stetson (48-11) at North Carolina (41-18) Minnesota (44-13) at Oregon State (47-10-1) Cal State Fullerton (35-23) vs. Washington (33-23), site TBA Vanderbilt (34-25) vs. Mississippi State (35-26), site TBA Duke (44-16) at Texas Tech (4217) South Carolina (36-24) at Arkansas (42-18) Tennessee Tech (52-10) at Texas (40-20)MLB DRAFTCOURTESY OF UF ATHLETICSFlorida third baseban Jonathan India was selected by the Cincinnati Reds with the fifth overall pick in the Major League Baseball Draft during Mondays regional game against FAU. Reds take UFs India with 5th pick, Singer goes 18th to Royals