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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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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Lake City ReporterTHURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 | Y OUR COMMUNITY NEWSPA PER S INCE 1874 | $1.00 LA KECITY REPOR T ER.COM CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 309 TODAYS WEATHER Obituaries . . . . . . 3A Opinion . . . . . . 4A P uzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advic e & Comics . . 3B Father/daughter danceBelmont hosts, 6A. 88 67Chance of storms Trump signs bill to expand private care at VA, Story below + PLUS >> Rumors abound in High SpringsLIVE THEATER Tigers take 7v7 qualifierCHS FOOTBALLSee P age 1B See P age 3A STING continued on 2A CRASH continued on 2ABlast kills 1 in OBrienMorning explosion at iron works claims the life of a Suwannee man2A 2 left standing at City HallSting nets LO manSEX CRIMES ALLEGED Cops: Suspect went to St. Johns County to meet young girl. By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA Live Oak man was arrested Wednesday in St. Johns County after allegedly traveling there to have sex with a minor. Curtis Lavon Duggan, 59, of 132nd Street was charged with use of a computer to solicit, seduce or lure a child for sex, traveling to meet a minor for sex and unlawful use of a two-way communication device. Suwannee County Sheriffs Office investigators also found Reynolds Serious injuries in crashFrom staff reports A Fort White man sustained serious injuries in an early morning accident in Fort White on Wednesday. Edwin Alexander, 23, was traveling north on SW Spirit Avenue in a 1997 Honda four door when it moved into the southbound lane and struck the left front side of a 2014 Mitsubishi four-door driv en by Stacy Murphy, 28, of Photos by CARL MCKINNEY/Lake City ReporterCity manager candidates Judd, left, and Helfenberger field questions Wednesday. BELOW: Council members Hill, left, and Ward listen. From staff and wire reportsWASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Wednesday that will give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the troubled Veterans Affairs system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving care by steering more patients to the private sector. At a Rose Garden event at the White House, Trump praised the legislation as fulfilling his pledge to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs by bringing accountability and providing private care to veterans whenever they feel unhappy with government-run health care.Trump signs bill to expand private care at VA DunnBy CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comTwo finalists are left standing for Lake Citys top appointed position after five rounds of interviews Wednesday. Still in the running for the city manager job are Joseph Helfenberger, former city manager for St. Cloud, and Danielle Judd, city manager for Green Cove Springs, who tied for the top spot over three other candidates. The final decision will follow the next round of interviews on June 19, with a meet-and-greet event from 5 to 6 p.m. the day before. For about an hour at a time, council members asked each candidate questions about topics such as their experience managing airports, their management style, what they perceive as Lake Citys strengths and weaknesses and how they would deliver information to the council. Helfenberger said he views the job as similar to that of a coach. Im a team player, he said. He said he has experience through jobs at multiple municipalities with a wide variety of government functions, from running an airport to handling a sewer expansion and negotiating labor contracts. Helfenberger said his job would be made easier by the fact that Lake City is already experiencing economic Dunn praises legislation as big step in improving care. Trump Duggan VA continued on 2ABut only for a short time longer New Lake City manager will be selected June 19. CITY continued on 2A A3


By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comA Suwannee County man was killed in a welding tank explosion on Wednesday at an OBrien iron works shop. Andrew James Reynolds, 32, of OBrien, the shop foreman at Suwannee Iron Works, off County Road 49, died from the blast early Wednesday morning. The blast is thought to have occurred while he was moving a gas cylinder from a truck bed to a storage rack, Suwannee County sheriff and fire officials said. County fire officials said state fire marshals are investigating the explosion. Whether its a defect or whether it was dropped, those are uncertain at this time, said Suwannee Fire Rescue Public Safety Director James Sommers on Wednesday afternoon, adding that SFR stations 3 and 43 responded to calls of an explosion with multiple injuries at Suwannee Iron Works and Fence Inc. at 7:20 a.m. Once inside the building where the explosion occurred, Sommers said firefighters found the only injury had turned into a fatality. Sommers said the shop foreman had dramatic injuries unsustainable to life, and the explosion was caused by a high pressure welding cylinder containing nitrogen, butane and propane. He was unloading a cylinder out of a vehicle and putting it back on a storage rack, Sommers said. Suwannee County Sheriff Sam St. John called it a freak accident. The back of the truck got some damage, he said. Actually, the tailgate was blown back inside the back of the truck. Larry Wickline, a resident of a home adjacent to the property, said he heard the blast around 7:15 a.m. It shook the whole house, Wickline said. Sommers said after firefighters arrived their immediate concern became the safety of the environment in the wake of the explosion, and that air monitors had to be installed in the large metal frame workshop. The area was hazardous at the time of arrival due to the gas in the air, Sommers said. The container that erupted was about four and a half feet tall and 10 inches in diameter, and he said there were about 50 more in the area of the blast with similar gases. It couldve been a lot worse, Sommers said. St. John said Reynolds had two children, ages 11 and 13. Sommers said along with State Fire Marshal investigators, Florida Department of Transportation and likely the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would join the investigation. FDOT is responsible for the cylinder, regarding both matters of its transportation and storage, he said. 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 FridaySaturday 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 13 June 20 June 28 July 6 NewFirstFullLast Quarter Quarter 2A THURSD AY, JUNE 7, 2018 DA ILY BRIEFING LA KE CITY REPOR T ER Scripture of the DayT he Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. Psalm 28:7 (KJV) I live and love in Gods peculiar light. Michelangelo, 1475-1564, Italian artistThought for Today 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. 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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 Blast kills 1 in OBrien Explosion shook the whole house, says nearby resident. Lake City. The Honda then rotated and came to rest in the northbound lane, while the Mitsubishi traveled backwards from the impact and came to final rest partially off the west side of the roadway, fac ing south east, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release. Both drivers were treated on the scene by Century EMS. Alexander was flown to Shands/University of Florida Hospital in Gainesville, while Murphy was taken to Lake City Medical Center for minor injuries, the release stated. Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, and alcohol is not believed to be a factor, according to the release. CRASHContinued From 1A All during the campaign Id go out and say, Why cant they just go see a doctor instead of standing in line for weeks and weeks and weeks? Now they can go see a doctor, he said. U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, who represents southern Columbia County in Congress, applauded the bill. Today with President Trump, we took a big step in improving care and choice for our veterans, Dunn said. The VA MISSION Act gives certainty to our veterans, increasing benefits to our nations heroes and expanding options to seek care outside of the VA. Our veterans fought for our freedoms, they shouldnt have to fight the system to receive the care they need and deserve. I thank President Trump and House VA Committee Chairman Phil Roe for their dedication to our veterans. I will continue to fight to improve care and fix the VA through my work on the committee. The VA MISSION Act includes language from two of Dunns VA bills. The VICTOR Act helps veterans seek life-saving transplant care closer to their home, and the Veterans Opioid Abuse Prevention Act, helps VA providers safely prescribe controlled substances by allowing the VA to access prescribing data through a nationwide sharing network of prescription drug monitoring systems. The sweeping $51 billion plan signed today, which would also expand a VA caregivers program to cover families of veterans of all eras, cleared the Senate on a 92-5 vote last month. The House approved it on a 347-70 vote. The legislation will give veterans access to private care when they have endured lengthy wait times or the treatment was not what they had expected. VAContinued From 1A CO REY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterFlorida Highway Patrol troopers enter the premises of Suwannee Iron Works and Fence in OBrien Wednesday, where an explosion killed a worker. growth. Youre not starting out with nothing, he told the council. When asked how she would approach evaluating city departments and programs, Judd said shes careful and deliberate. I dont make wholesale changes, she said. I come into a community and I listen. I dont do what they call a knee-jerk reaction, she added. After being asked about the challenges Lake City is facing, as well as its opportunities, Judd shared her thoughts on the community. Lake City has a strategically important location near two interstates, and the airport has the potential to attract further growth, she said. On top of that, the downtown area is a gem, she added. That should make you really poised for moving forward on some economic development, she said. But the community also has a high poverty rate, she said, suggesting she could work with the school board to help develop or improve vocational programs. And the city will also need to look at the rates its charging for services to ensure they are viable for the long-term, comparing running local government to a business. Youre just the CEO of a different type of corporation, she said. Among the candidates who didnt make the final cut was David Kraus, who works for the county in multiple capacities such as safety director and grant writer. This is the job I moved to Lake City for, Kraus told the council. Also in the running was Glenn Irby, city administrator for Apopka and a former police officer. I found police work too political, so I went to the other side, he jokingly told the council. The final contender was Vince Akhimie, who offers contractual management services and has served as Avon Parks public works director. When I read your job description, I felt this was exactly what I was looking for, Akhimie told the council. On the final scoresheet and a lower score is better Helfenberger and Judd both received 12 points from the council. Kraus received 14, Irby netted 15 and Akhimie got a 22. Mayor Stephen Witts top choice was Judd, followed by Kraus, then Helfenberger, Irby and Akhimie. Councilman George Wards top pick was Helfenberger, followed by Irby, then Judd, Akhimie and Kraus. Councilwoman Melinda Moses favored Irby, then Helfenberger at second place, followed by Judd, Kraus and Akhimie. Councilman Jake Hill gave Kraus the top spot, followed by Judd, Akhimie, Irby and finally Helfenberger. Councilman Eugene Jefferson ranked Helfenberger in first place, Kraus in second, Judd in third, Irby in fourth and Akhimie last. CITYContinued From 1A more than 50 marijuana plants and 17 pounds of packaged marijuana at his residence. The arrest was part of the four-day Operation Rip Current, in which the St. Johns County Sheriffs Office arrested eight men, one of whom is homeless. Duggans is being held at the St. Johns County jail on $100,000 bond and he will be transferred to Suwannee County upon satisfying the charges in St. Johns County. The operation involved investigators posing as children online in an attempt to deter child predators from approaching actual children, who in turn were reportedly contacted by numerous subjects and were exposed to graphic and disturbing subject matter. STINGContinued From 1A


THURSD AY, JUNE 7, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 3A 352-472-6032 1-800-TREES-00 AAA Budget Tree Service, LLC www.aaabudgettreeservice.comFriend Us On 352-472-6187 1-888-ROOF-USA Friend Us On METAL ROOFING, LLC. 352-472-61871-888-ROOF-USAwww.gulfcoastmetalroof.comShingle & Flat Roong Commercial Roong www.gulfcoastmetalroof.comShingle & Re-Roof Flat & CommercialCCC1325497 Construction/Debris Containers Available755-7060 Delivered to your job site today. Rumors abound at High Springs PlayhouseFrom staff reportsThe High Springs Playhouse is happy to announce Neil Simons Rumors, running weekends through June 24 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Doors open hour before show time. HS Playhouse is located two blocks south of the Great Outdoors Restaurant on Highway 27 in High Springs. Tickets may be purchased online at www. highspringsplayhouse. com ($1 service charge) or at the door: $15 for adults; $10 for students or Seniors on Sundays (55+). Psst! The lowdown on Rumors: At a large tastefully appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York City has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Comedy. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris, must get the story straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. COURTESYAquatic summer now shaping upFrom staff reportsThe Jared Jared Allison Aquatic Complex is closing out the month of May. Despite the weather we had a great turn out from the District elementary schools. The complex has completed the training of our new staff and a special thanks to Melinda Moses, Anne Robinson, and Mr. Hosford for their support in the recruitment and recommendations for the new staff. With the replacement of a large portion of our staff Mr. Hosford and Ms. Robinson were helpful in letting me access some of the underclassmen to help with the pool supervision while the elementary schools were in attendance. The upcoming months of June and July are going to be very busy at the pool. The schedule for the months of June and July include American Red Cross swimming lesson June 11 through July 20. Times and registration dates are posted on the school board web site unde The Jared Allison Aquatic Complex. Lap swimming is available on M-W-F from 6 -7:30 a.m. and from 12-1 p.m. on Friday. Water aerobics will be held M-F from 12 1 p.m. and from 5-6 p.m. M-F. Pool will be open to the general public M-F 1-5 p.m.. Monthly membership holders will have access to the pool until 7 p.m. M-F. Saturday hours are 1-7 p.m. Sunday hours are 1-5 p.m. (If there are no rentals scheduled on Sunday) We still have several open dates for pool rental, but they available on a first come first serve basis. All current school board employees (only) with ID are admitted free of charge (excluding water aerobics). For further information please contact the Jared Allison Aquatic complex at (386)-319-7226. SOSMP set to rock tonightFrom a press release Lots of great country music coming up this weekend with Mainstream Band Friday night and an EP party with Kellen Vincent and his band and Tori Jackson Saturday night at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla. Mainstream Band of Fitzgerald, Georgia will take the stage Friday, in the Music Hall. Mainstream Band has not only opened for national acts, but has headlined festivals such as The Ashburn/Turner County Fire Ant Festival and The Georgia Peanut Festival in Sylvester, Ga. This band plays Southern rock, rock n roll, classic rock, 50s 90s and todays music with electrifying solos and dynamic duos. They play everything from The Eagles, Bon Jovi, Elvis, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean to Blake Shelton and everything in between. Mainstream strives to be the best band in the Southeastern US so get those dancing shoes ready and come enjoy! Kellen Vincent Band of Lake City will be in the house Saturday, June 9! Kellen, who recently released his first EP, will have as his guest North Florida/Nashville recording artist Tori Jackson. Tori just released her first EP! No telling who all will be here that night so get ready for some excitement, dancing, a good time at one of the best music venues in the world! Both Kellen and Tori have performed many times on the SOSMP Music Hall Stage. This event is held as an exposition for original music of both artists. EPs will be available for sale. You may also get your EP autographed! Kellens exciting band played the Suwannee River Jam this year after winning their way thru the auditions. Led by Kellen, the soulful group is rocking the rafters at every gig! Come on out and experience this awesome EP party with Kellen and his band and Tori Jackson. Who knows who else might show up! Doors to the Music Hall open Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m. The SOS Caf and Restaurant will have available at regular prices delicious food. Friday night house special is always prime rib. Saturday specials vary and are announced on the menu board at the door. Free admission to the Music Hall. If you would like to rent one of our beautiful cabins, a spot to park your RV/camper or primitive camp for this weekend, one of our many other exciting events such as the Garth Brooks Tribute Show June 23 or if you just need additional info, please call the SOSMP at 386-364-1683, email or go to The SOSMP is located 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 at the beautiful Suwannee River off US 129 at 3076 95th Drive in Live Oak, Fla. Stop in and say hello! COURTESY PHOTOSMainstream, Kellen Vincent and Tori Jackson are set lined up for the Spirit of the Suwannee this weekend. Every sport. Every play. Every day.Lake City Reporter


The Russians are ready for the midterm elections. Are we? The August primaries loom, with the general election in November soon after. But the state is getting a late start in protecting its voting system from tampering. Though county elections supervisors across the state have been persistent in their pleas for state help, too many state leaders, from lawmakers to the secretary of state, either dragged their feet in, or rejected outright, taking steps to assure Floridians that they can vote with confidence and that the integrity of the election process is paramount. To his credit, Gov. Rick Scott has stepped up, demanding that the state request the $19.2 million in federal funds available to harden the states voting system. Congress included $380 million in its 2018 budget bill for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to distribute to the states. President Trump signed the budget bill in March. Scott rightly overruled Secretary of State Ken Detzner and his oblivious announcement last month that Florida would not seek those much-needed funds. It was a stupendous lack of accountability to Floridas voters, and Detzner quickly got on message after the governor pushed back. Last week, Detzners department formally requested the $19.2 million in grant funds. Its not as if the balloting system has not been a target. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, Russian hackers attempted to break into voting systems in at least five Florida counties. None, apparently, were in South Florida. Rightly alarmed by these thwarted attempts, the governor asked the Legislature this year to fund five cybersecurity experts in his Securing Floridas Future budget. The request was rejected. Elections supervisors have a long wish list that the federal funds can, and should, fulfill. Items include toughening systems against hacking, improving technological security and educating voters. Its imperative that state officials give the counties every assist necessary. Ensuring cybersecurity is within their control. Unfortunately, not every attempt to undermine our elections can be handled with technological proficiency. In a report by Tim Johnson of the McClatchy/D.C bureau, a California-based cybersecurity firm has identified a new Russian influence operation. It looks just like the one that the FBI said tried to hijack the 2016 presidential election. USA Really is a Russianoperated website that carries content designed to foment racial division, harden feelings over immigration, gun control and police brutality, and undermine social cohesion, according to the cybersecurity firm FireEye. It will be harder to counter the manipulative, false and inflammatory stories created to sow discord among us. The fact-based media have a huge job to do in building trust among its consumers and calling lies exactly that. Its a chilling reminder that the enemies of democracy are bent on undermining what should be free and fair elections. Its disappointing, too, when those efforts come from within. Scott himself has never decried legislative efforts to suppress the vote and continues a costly fight to deny ex-felons the right to cast ballots. University students are suing his administration over a ban on using buildings on college campuses as early voting sites. The governor is no enemy of democracy. He should bring these misguided policies into alignment with his enlightened support for cybersecurity.Why in the world would Ralph Frang make me think of Colin Kaepernick? I mean, look, Frang is 93 years old, Kaepernick just 30. Frang, who sits in a wheelchair, is a World War II veteran who became a carpenter. Kaepernick is a muscular former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who earned $20 million a year. Frang risked his life for his country. Kaepernick exhibits disrespect. So there, in the last two sentences, we see the reason Kaepernick came to mind as my church paid tribute to Frang this past Sunday. There we were heading toward the June 6 anniversary of D-Day and Frang had just recently received Frances highest award, the Legion of Honor, from President Emmanuel Macron. In an accompanying letter, Macron said thank you for helping to save France from the Nazis. Frang was just 17 when he decided he had to go out and beat those sons of guns, as he himself has put it. He had to fib about his age, but was soon enough an Army paratrooper flying toward Normandy as part of the allied invasion of Europe. He was getting ready to jump from the plane when, wham, something hit it and he fell out, opening his parachute just in time to avoid fatal consequences. He was alone but clicked his cricket, a device used to locate fellow soldiers. He was soon part of a group that fought the fight on D-Day and then throughout Europe. While many of his comrades were killed, he was only wounded and got the Purple Heart along with other medals before he came home and ended up in Golden, Colo. At the church ceremony, we had Eagle Scouts march forward with flags as we all stood to say the Pledge of Allegiance, and, at the end, Frang said this should not be about him but about those who lost their lives. Kaepernick does not like to stand. His thing is disrespectful kneeling, at least when the national anthem is being played at football games. Most of us do stand when we hear the music. We do it as a way of saying we love our country, that we embrace our other precious ideals and appreciate a history exceptionally pointed in right directions despite egregious faults we have persistently conquered. Kaepernicks object is to protest black oppression, which he sees as interwoven in all we are. And some defend what he started, namely the kneeling of so many other players. He brought attention to police abuse of power, it has been said, but that theme was already getting plenty of attention. In fact, he alienated many, a likely factor in the NFL recently saying players shall not kneel on the field again and President Donald Trump playing to the crowd. Martin Luther King Jr., maybe the most successful protester of the 20th century, praised America, saying it should do more to live up to what it stands for. Meanwhile, as a show of disrespect, consider Republican Rep. Joe Wilson who shouted, You lie! when President Barack Obama was giving a speech to a joint session of Congress. Did that serve Wilsons policy ends? Much of the left does not applaud America, summing us up by whats gone wrong with little mention of whats gone right. Racism is definitely part of what has gone terribly wrong and there have been police killings of blacks that are absolutely horrid, but so are some shootings of whites. It has been shown by the scholar Heather Mac Donald that police have saved thousands of black lives by their work. Studies say they are not racially biased in their shootings. One defender of Kaepernick has said kneeling is actually a meek, prayerful thing to do. But not in all instances, for heavens sake, and Kaepernick has received awards from a branch of the ACLU (for courage), from Amnesty International (for conscience) and from GQ magazine (for citizenship). I believe the Legion of Honor matters far more. 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: Thursday, June 7, 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 OPINIONTwo left standing at City HallAnd soon, one. In just 12 days, the Lake City Council will interview the two finalists for city manager one last time, then make their pick. Based on our brief exposure to them Wednesday at City Hall, both finalists appear ready, willing and able to lead. We will all learn a little more about them on Monday, June 18, during an afternoon meet and greet with both candidates. Its an exciting time here, as the economy continues to rebound and Lake City looks to make the most of it. A strong leader can help make that happen someone tough enough to do whats needed, but willing to compromise when necessary, especially when working alongside the county on matters of the economy and long-term growth. Theres a delicate balance to be struck here one thats been lost for a long, long time. Everyone on both sides needs to work together to reclaim it. Associated Press Lessons from a D-Day hero Miami HeraldIs Florida ready for the midterms? TODAY IN HISTORY Is Florida ready for the midterms? On this date: In 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia offered a resolution to the Continental Congress stating That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States. In 1892, Homer Plessy, a Creole of color, was arrested for refusing to leave a whites-only car of the East Louisiana Railroad. (Ruling on his case, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld separate but equal racial segregation, a concept it renounced in 1954.) In 1917, the Lions Clubs service organization was founded in Chicago. Actor-singer Dean Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio. In 1929, the sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome. In 1937, actress Jean Harlow died in Los Angeles at age 26. In 1942, the Battle of Midway ended in a decisive victory for American naval forces over Imperial Japan, marking a turning point in the Pacific War. In 1967, author-critic Dorothy Parker, famed for her caustic wit, died in New York at age 73. In 1977, Britons thronged London to celebrate the silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, who was marking the 25th year of her reign. Jay Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers and the editor of dailies in El Paso, Texas and Denver, is a columnist living in Colorado.Elections supervisors have a long wish list that the federal funds can, and should, fulfill. Items include toughening systems against hacking, improving technological security and educating voters.


THURSD AY, JUNE 7, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER 5A 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 Save for a rainy year. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Bank with a Good Neighbor. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Get a 30 Month CD FDIC-insured CD2.30APY*% John A Kasak, Agent State Farm Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 *Annual Percentage Yield as of 04/11/18. Advertised rates are subject to change at the Banks discretion. The minimum balance required to earn the stated APY is $500 (rates apply to deposits less than $100,000). A penalty may be imposed for withdrawals prior to maturity. Special Term CDs renew automatically into the next highest Standard Term CD. Some products and services not available in all areas. FDIC basic coverage amount is $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank, for each ownership category. IRA and ESA CDs are not available for terms less than 12 months. Callers who are hearing or speech impaired should dial 711 or use a preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. Save for a rainy year. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Bank with a Good Neighbor. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION. State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, IL1501580 Get a 30 Month CD FDIC-insured CD2.30APY*%John A Kasak, Agent State Farm Agent 904 SW SR 247 Branford Hwy Lake City, FL 32025 Bus: 386-752-7521 *Annual Percentage Yield as of 04/11/18. Advertised rates are subject to change at the Banks discretion. The minimum balance required to earn the stated APY is $500 (rates apply to deposits less than $100,000). A penalty may be imposed for withdrawals prior to maturity. Special Term CDs renew automatically into the next highest Standard Term CD. Some products and services not available in all areas. FDIC basic coverage amount is $250,000 per depositor, per insured bank, for each ownership category. IRA and ESA CDs are not available for terms less than 12 months. Callers who are hearing or speech impaired should dial 711 or use a preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. To submit your calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email Steve Wilson at COMMUNITY CALENDARThursdayGeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.Bingo at American LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more information, call 7527776.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for 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 8 from 6:30 pm until 8 pm at the Gallery Carlene is a multimedi artist her work include 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.Spaghetti DinnerOur Redeemer Lutheran Church will host a Spaghetti Dinner on this Friday June 8thfr om 3:30-6:30 pm. Dine in or take out $7 donation. Our Redeemer is located at 5056 SW SR 47, Lake City, one mile south of I-75SaturdaySenior 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 marketThe 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 386719-5766 or visit market. 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.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 information, call 386-752-7776.COURTESY Scouts help with Buddy BenchMembers of Girl Scout Troup 2127 donated a lasting gift to Pinemount Elementary on Wednesday, May 30. As part of a project centered around community involvement, fifth graders, Natalie Button, Haidyn Markham, Emma Ross, and fourth grader, Abbi Ulloa, designed a Buddy Bench for the playground at their school. The idea behind adding the bench to the playground is to help eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. The girls hope the Buddy Bench continues to promote inclusion and kindness for current and future Pinemount Panthers. Charles Custom Memorials also helped with the Buddy Bench. OBITUARIES Keith Maurice Harris Keith Maurice Harris, age 56, resident of Lake City, FL passed away peacefully at his residence June 1, 2018 terminating a brief illness. He was the son of Mrs. Oleatha Ollie Harris and the late Mr. Joe Harris. Confessing Christ a an early age, he was a former member of Union AME Church. He was a graduate of the class of 1979 of Columbia High School and was a Honorable Discharge Veteran of the United States Army. Keith leaves to cherish his memories; sons, Navaris Jimmy Smith and Keith Maurice KJ Harris, Jr.; Mother Mrs. Oleatha Ollie Harris; siblings, Angee Ford (Gerald), Vickie Harris, Erma Joyce Morris (Johnny), Don Harris, Kendrick Harris (Vonda), Carroll Harris (Shirley) and Eric Harris (Voncile). Six aunts; Floria Garbutt, Katie Carter, Evelyn Grooms (Ross), Joyce Williams (Irvin), Margaret Carter and Mary Ruth Carter. Two great aunts; Mary Fleming and Mary Etta Hicks. Special friends, Hennis Genus and Rickie Mayo. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and sorrowing friends. Funeral services for Keith Maurice Harris will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Union A M E Church Rev. Ronald G. Williams, Pastor and Rev. Al Nelson, Eulogy. Interment will follow in the Springville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2018 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to: COOPER FUNERAL HOME, 251 NE Washington Street, Lake City, Florida 32055. Willis O. Cooper, L.F.D. Albert James Shaw Albert James Shaw, 79, was born January 20, 1939, in Madison, Florida to the late Sylvester and Janie Shaw. He was the seventh of ten children. He passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the VA Medical Center Hospice Unit, Lake City, FL. Albert was educated in the Columbia County School System, graduating from Richardson High School in the class of 1956. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army after two years of service. He then furthered his education at the Art Institute of Washington D.C. Culinary Arts. From 1964 1993, he was employed with several facilities in Washington, D.C., New York and Massachusetts in the Culinary field. In 1994, Albert returned to Lake City and obtained employment with the VA Medical Center Food Service Department, retiring in 2004. He was a faithful member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, serving in the choir, and the giving of other services. Reading the Bible, listening to gospel music, spending time with family and preparing delicious meals were among some of his favorite pasttimes. Several siblings and other family members precede him in death. Left to cherish memories: sisters, Inez Johnson, Helen Days (Percy), Jeanette Freeney (Rubin), and Betty Shaw; uncle, Walter Jones; hosts of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Funeral services for Albert James Shaw will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 550 NE Martin Luther King St., Lake City, FL., Rev. Alvin J. Baker, Pastor. The family will receive friends from 6 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2018, at New Bethel MB Church. Arrangements entrusted to COMBS FUNERAL HOME, 292 NE Washington St., Lake City, FL, (386) 752-4366, Marq Combs Turner, L.F.D. The Caring Professionals Bobby Lee Strawder Mr. Bobby Lee Strawder, 73, of Lake City, was born at home on September 11, 1944 in Hahira, Ga. a town north of Valdosta, Georgia on the fam ily farm of Charlie Shepherd and Cora (Bradford) Strawder. He died at his home on June 4, 2018. He worked at the Areo Corporation for eleven years and PCS for thirty-four years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a 32nd degree mason. He also was a trustee at the Oak Grove Baptist Church for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings; Mack Strawder, Mark Strawder, Mildred Smith, Loran Strawder and June Strawder. He is survived by his wife of twenty years; Sherrill; and his sons; John and Randy; step-children; Melodie (Tony) McGuire of Sioux City, Iowa, Sherie (Rick) Johnson of Ft. Lewis, Washington and Kyle (Erin) Schwaderer of Spartanburg, North Carolina; grandchildren; John, Casey and Jacob Strawder; Kristen Richey Scott, Alexis and Dexter Johnson, Mason Dixon Schwaderer, Jefferson Davis Schwaderer and Dietsle Hudson Schwaderer. Greatgranddaughters; Opal Adah Scott and Rayna Camari Page; along with several nieces and nephews also survive. Memorial services with Masonic Rites will be conducted on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 2 the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, with Pastor Beaver Twist officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be considered to the HavenSuwannee Valley Hospice Care Center. Arrangements are under the direction and care of GATEWAYFOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. US HWY 441, Lake City, FL, 32025. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.


6A THURSD AY, JUNE 7, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY REPORTER rrfntntbrrfrffrr frrrffrff rrffffrfff frrfbbff fbffnf fffrfffffrfff trrfffrf fffrfrr rffrrr fffrn fffrrr frrfrf rfn tbtb tbtbrfBelmont Academy hosts Father/ Daughter Dance The Belmont Academy PTO recently hosted a beautiful father/daughter dance complete with games, food and dancing as a fundraiser for the school in April. Belmont girls in grades pre-k through seven and their father figures were invited to attend. Top photo: Belmont girls sing along to the song playing, enjoying the dance. From above, counterclockwise; Sam Jackson, a Belmont parent, dances with his daughter, Everleigh Jackson, a VPK student at Belmont; Chris Lowery, a Belmont parent, smiles with his daughters, Maggie Lowery, 7th grade, and Lily Lowery, 4th grade; Shayla Mays (from left), a Belmont third-grader, poses for a pic ture with her father, Chauncey Mays.COURTESY PHOTOS


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Thursday, June 7, 2018 Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 Follow @LCR_Sports on Twitter for local stories, score updates and moreWalton agrees to 10-year extensionAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Florida coach Tim Walton has agreed to a 10-year contract extension after leading the Gators to the Womens College World Series for the ninth time in 13 seasons. Since Waltons arrival in 2006, no program has reached the WCWS more often than Florida. The five-time Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year is 845-213 in 16 seasons as a head coach, including three at Wichita State. He has the highest winning percentage (.799) among active Division I softball coaches. Florida went 1-2 at the world series last week, beating Georgia 11-3 in five innings. Walton was ejected in the seventh inning of the 6-5 loss to UCLA for arguing with the umpire about the strike zone. He wasnt suspended for the next game, a 1-0 loss to Oklahoma that eliminated the Gators. Walton has guided Florida to four straight SEC regular-season titles. Florida won national championships in 2014 and 2015. UCLA, Arizona and Florida are the only schools to win consecutive titles in the sport. Athletic director Scott Stricklin says anytime you have someone who does a phenomenal job, you want them to know they are valued and appreciated, and that the commitment is going to be there for a long time. In March 2017, Walton apologized for a shoving match with Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan during postgame handshakes.UF coach has guided the Gators to nine WCWS appearances.By TOM WITHERSAssociated PressCLEVELAND Kevin Durant scored 43 points, draining a long 3-pointer for emphasis in the final minute, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night to move within a victory of a sweep and their third title in four years. Durant stood motionless after dropping his 33-footer, which gave the Warriors a 106-100 lead and effectively ended the fourth straight finals matchup between the rivals. Golden State will have four chances to wrap up its championship starting with Game 4 on Friday night. LeBron James scored 33 points and Kevin Love 20 for the Cavs, who have fallen into a hole in which no team has ever emerged. In NBA playoff history, teams down 3-0 are 0-131. The Warriors won despite a 3-of16 shooting performance from Stephen Curry.Durant scores 43, Warriors take 3-0 lead over CavaliersCOLLEGE SOFTBALL WaltonGolden State grabs win despite Curry shooting 3-of-16 with 11 points. COURTESY OF UF ATHLETICSFlorida catcher Jonah Girand watches after connecting on a two-run home run in the fourth inning against FAU on Monday in the Gainesville Regional. Girand takes winding path to Floridas starting lineupBy MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Jonah Girands path to the NCAA baseball tournament had more movement than a knuckle ball. The 23-year-old Florida catcher started at nearby Santa Fe College, left after one season, returned home and took a job in retail. He was away from baseball for a year before ending up at another junior college near Orlando. He started playing again, got his associates degree and reached out to Florida coach Kevin OSullivan last spring. His timing was impeccable. The Gators were losing starting catcher Mike Rivera and backup Mark Kolozsvary, and in need of some depth. I just thought he maybe could be a good bullpen catcher, OSullivan recalled. Girand turned out to be a lot more. The junior stepped in for injured captain JJ Schwarz (hand) last week, homered three times in four games and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Gainesville Regional. He also caught two first-One year away from baseball didnt stop the Gators catcher.GIRAND continued on 2BPREP FOOTBALL COLLEGE BASEBALL NBA FINALS CLICKING AND QUALIFYINGBy ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comNot even the rain could slow the Tigers down Wednesday. Columbia outdueled the competition during the FHS7v7A & BattleLines NW Florida Regional Qualifier. The Tigers went undefeated (7-0) on the day, including a 27-24 win over Buchholz in the championship round. Columbia was challenged by Vanguard in pool play, edging the Knights by one point (29-28). The Tigers continued to roll knocking off Lafayette,The Villages and Newberry to claim the trophy for a second straight year. Columbias offense seemed unstoppable at times while the defense shined against lesser opponents. Still a couple months away from the season opener, but the host team walked away victorious Wednesday, showing oodles of potential throughout. Heres four takeaways from Columbias dominant 7v7 outing. YOUNG TY: All the glory goes to the starter (Jordan Smith), and rightfully so. But his understudy, Ty Wehinger, has made noticeable strides since January. The backup signal-caller shook off a couple mistakes and drove the offense downfield on a few different occasions. He even threw a 40-yard touchdown to seal the teams fourth win of the day. The rising sophomore could see playing time sooner than later with incumbent Dylan Blair no longer with the team. Hes zipping it now, Columbia head coach Brian Allen said. And I can only imagine how the kids confidence is continuing to build and build. When you get in a situation where you dont have two BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia receiver Marquez Bell catches a touchdown against Buchholz during pool play of the FHS7V7A regional qualifier. By JORDAN KROEGERjkroeger@lakecityreporter.comWhenever Columbia quarterback Jordan Smith put the ball in the air Wednesday afternoon, it seemed right on the money. From deep bombs to quick outs, Smith connected with his receivers all afternoon during the FHS7v7A regional qualifier. His best highlights arguably came on the biggest stage as well, throwing four touchdowns in the championship game to help Columbia edge Buchholz 27-24 on its home field. The Tigers, who went 7-0 on the afternoon, are one of four teams that move on to the championship tournament on June 26. Before defeating the Bobcats for the trophy, the Tigers defeated Newberry 22-6 in the quarterfinals and Lafayette 14-6 in the semifinals. Columbia also defeated Buchholz and Lafayette in pool play along with The Villages and Vanguard, which deter mined seeding for the elimination round. Weve been talking about it all week that we cant lose at Offense and defense lift Columbia to another regional qualifier title. CHS continued on 6BTigers go undefeated in qualifier to move onto FHS7v7A championship tournament. TIGERS continued on 6B SEND US YOUR SPORTS PHOTOSIf your local sports team has photos of a recent tournament or event or you have photos of a recent hunting or shing trip, please let us know. B1


2B THURSD AY, JUNE 7, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER THURSDAY EVENING JUNE 7, 2018 Comcast Dish DirecTV6 PM6:307 PM7:308 PM8:309 PM9:3010 PM10:3011 PM11:30 3-ABC 3 -TV20 NewsABC World NewsEnt. TonightInside Edition (N) Celebrity Family Feud The $100,000 Pyramid To Tell the Truth News at 11Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-IND 4 4 4News4JAX at 6PMNews4JAXEnt. TonightInside Edition (N) Last Man StandingLast Man StandingBig Bang TheoryBig Bang TheoryThe 10 OClock News (N) News4JAX(:35) DailyMailTV 5-PBS 5 -DW NewsNightly BusinessPBS NewsHour (N) 70s Soul Superstars (My Music) Motown, R&B, soul and disco artists. 3 Steps to Incredible Health! With Joel Fuhrman, M.D. 7-CBS 7 47 47Action News JaxCBS Evening NewsJudge Judy Family Feud Big Bang TheoryYoung Sheldon(:01) Mom Life in PiecesS.W.A.T. 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TVLAND 17 106 304(5:48) M*A*S*H(:24) M*A*S*HM*A*S*H (:36) M*A*S*H(:12) Everybody Loves Raymond Love-RaymondLove-RaymondMom Mom Mom Mom OWN 18 189 27920/20 on OWN Kelley Cannon 20/20 on OWN 20/20 on OWN Parents Torment 20/20 on OWN A mother ends up dead. 20/20 on ID 20/20 on OWN Parents Torment A&E 19 118 265Live PD: PatrolLive PD: PatrolLive PD: PatrolLive PD: PatrolLive PD: PatrolLive PD: PatrolLive PD: PatrolLive PD: PatrolLive PD: PatrolLive PD: PatrolLive PD: PatrolLive PD: Patrol HALL 20 185 312Last Man StandingLast Man StandingLast Man StandingLast Man StandingLast Man StandingLast Man StandingThe Middle The Middle The Middle The Middle The Golden GirlsThe Golden Girls FX 22 136 248(5:00) Now You See Me 2 (2016) Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo. Straight Outta Compton (2015) OShea Jackson Jr. N.W.A revolutionizes music and pop culture in 1988. 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A worldwide storm threatens humanity. SHOW 340 318 545(5:00) Terms of Endearment (1983) PG (:20) Bad Moms (2016) Mila Kunis. R Billions Kompenso Patrick Melrose Mothers Milk Shameless Pilot SCOREBOARD TV LISTINGSToday COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD 7 p.m. ESPN2 NCAA Division I, Mens and Womens Outdoor Championships, at Eugene, Ore. CYCLING 2 a.m. (Friday) NBCSN UCI World Tour: Critrium du Dauphin, Stage 4, from Chazey-Sur-Ain to Lans-En-Vercors, France DIVING 4 p.m. NBCSN FINA World Cup, 10-meter womens synchronized finals, at Wuhan, China (same-day tape) GOLF 9 a.m. GOLF European PGA Tour, Shot Clock Masters, first round, at Atzenbrugg, Austria (same-day tape) 1 p.m. GOLF Tour, Rust-Oleum Championship, first round, at Mundelein, Ill. 4 p.m. GOLF PGA Tour, FedEx St. Jude Classic, first round, at Memphis, Tenn. 4:30 a.m. (Friday) GOLF European PGA Tour, Shot Clock Masters, second round, at Atzenbrugg, Austria MLB BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. MLB Regional coverage, L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh OR Colorado at Cincinnati 7 p.m. ESPN Detroit at Boston MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 9 p.m. NBCSN Professional Fighters League, at New York NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBC NHL Stanley Cup Final, Game 5, Washington at Vegas SOCCER 3 p.m. FS1 Men, International friendly, England vs. Costa Rica, at Leeds, England 9 p.m. FS1 Women, International friendly, United States vs. China, at Sandy, Utah TENNIS 11 a.m. NBC French Open, womens semifinals, at Paris TRACK & FIELD 2 p.m. NBCSN IAAF Diamond League, at Oslo, Norway WNBA BASKETBALL 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 Seattle at Los AngelesNBA FINALSWarriors 3, 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: Golden State 110, Cleveland 102 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 CUPWashington 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.NFLBALTIMORE RAVENS The Baltimore Ravens have been fined by the NFL and forced to forfeit two days of practice this week for for pass coverage contact during earlier Offseason Team Activity sessions.MLBAMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Boston 43 19 .694 New York 40 18 .690 1 T ampa Bay 28 32 .467 14 Toronto 26 35 .426 16 Baltimore 19 41 .317 23 C entral Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 32 28 .533 Detroit 29 34 .460 4 Minnesota 26 31 .456 4 K ansas City 21 40 .344 11 Chicago 19 39 .328 12 W est Division W L Pct GB Seattle 38 23 .623 Houston 38 25 .603 1 L os Angeles 34 28 .548 4 Oakland 31 31 .500 7 Texas 27 37 .422 12 NA TIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Washington 35 25 .583 Atlanta 36 26 .581 Philadelphia 32 27 .542 2 New York 27 32 .458 7 Miami 21 39 .350 14 C entral Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 37 25 .597 Chicago 34 24 .586 1 S t. Louis 32 26 .552 3 Pittsburgh 31 30 .508 5 Cincinnati 21 41 .339 16 W est Division W L Pct GB Arizona 32 29 .525 Colorado 32 29 .525 S an Francisco 31 31 .500 1 L os Angeles 30 31 .492 2 S an Diego 29 35 .453 4 W ednesdays Games Washington 11, Tampa Bay 2 Baltimore 1, N.Y. Mets 0 Cleveland 3, Milwaukee 1 San Diego 3, Atlanta 1 San Francisco 5, Arizona 4, 10 innings Pittsburgh 11, L.A. Dodgers 9 N.Y. Yankees 3, Toronto 0, 13 innings Boston 7, Detroit 1 Colorado 6, Cincinnati 3 Texas 8, Oakland 2 Chicago Cubs 7, Philadelphia 5 Houston 7, Seattle 5 Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Miami at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m. Todays Games Colorado at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Miami at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Houston at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.Rendon has 4 hits as Nationals rout RaysWASHINGTON (AP) Anthony Rendon had four hits and drove in three runs, Tanner Roark hit a two-run single and the Nationals routed the Tampa Bay Rays 11-2 for a two-game sweep. After scoring 16 runs in Roarks previous seven starts, the Nationals took a 5-0 lead in the first off Jonny Venters (1-1), who made his first big league start after 244 relief appearances. Roark (3-6), coming off a loss in relief on Sunday in Atlanta, allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. Michael A. Taylor had three hits and three RBIs. Trea Turner and Juan Soto had two hits each for Washington, which has won 11 of its last 15 games. Rendon also scored three times. C.J. Cron hit his 13th homer and Brad Miller had three hits for the Rays, who have lost six straight and have scored six runs in their last four. Venters started as the Rays used their unconventional strategy of opening with a reliever for the eighth time in 17 games. He lasted only six batters.Gators learn SEC opponent breakdownFrom staff reportsThe Southeastern Conference announced 2018-19 mens basketball opponent breakdowns on Wednesday. In addition to the Gators three permanent homeand-home opponents Kentucky, Georgia and Vanderbilt they will also see Tennessee and LSU twice next season. The Gators host four teams in their only meeting this season: Ole Miss, Missouri, South Carolina and Texas A&M. UF travels to visit the remaining four SEC opponents: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn and Mississippi State. This will be UFs first homeand-home vs. Tennessee since 2014, when the Gators swept the Vols and beat them a third time in the SEC Tournament. UF and LSU last had a home-and-home in 2016, the Gators first season under Mike White, with the home team taking both games. The full SEC schedule will be released later this summer. The Gator also non-conference home games against Butler and Michigan State this season. round draft picks, righthanders Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar. Its been crazy, having been out a year to playing in the regionals with the Florida Gators, Girand said. It has been an amazing opportunity. Its not over, either. Girand likely will be behind the plate again this weekend when overall No. 1 seed and defending national champion Florida (45-18) hosts Auburn (42-21) in one of eight best-of-three super regionals. The winner advances to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. For Girand, getting to Omaha would be another trip on his unpredictable journey. Its amazing these stories that happen, OSullivan said. You sit up here and hes Regional MVP and he wasnt recruited by anybody. Girand began his college career at Santa Fe in 2015. After failing to hit his weight in 19 games, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder returned home to the Orlando area and got a job. It didnt take long for him to realize he would rather deal with curveballs than customers. He revved up his workouts, put out some feelers and traded in his name tag for a jersey number. He landed at Seminole State College in nearby Sanford. It sits in the back of your mind as to whether or not youre going to get back to it, Girand said. Playing big-time college baseball was still Girands goal, even after hitting .256 in 39 games with the Raiders in 2017. So he contacted OSullivan, who had seen Girand play in high school and in summer leagues. Girand figured it was a long shot, but OSullivan needed help. Its kind of a weird story, OSullivan said. I remember him being a big, strong kid. Girand flashed potential during fall practice, but was buried on the depth chart behind Schwarz and highly touted freshmen Cal Greenfield and Brady Smith. It stayed that way through much of the season, with Schwarz starting 45 games behind the plate. Greenfield started eight, and Smith five. Girand spent his time in the bullpen. He got his chance after Schwarz took a ball off his right hand in the final regular-season series at Mississippi State last month. Schwarz broke a bone in his hand and would miss several weeks, at the very least. In the Southeastern Conference Tournament, OSullivan made a gut decision to start Girand over Greenfield and Smith. Girand doubled in his first at-bat as a starter. It just looked right, OSullivan said. Its hard for freshmen to play this time of year. Theres just a lot that goes into it. You just make a decision. You have a hunch, and (Jonah) makes you look good. I dont know any other way to explain it. Girand made OSullivan look great in the regional. Girand homered in each of Floridas first two games, the second one a solo shot that turned out to be the winning run against Jacksonville. He was at his best with the teams season on the line. Trailing 2-1 against Florida Atlantic in a winor-go-home finale, Girand delivered a towering, tworun shot to left that put the Gators ahead for good. Its awesome. Jonah has worked so hard this whole season, even in the fall, teammate and SEC player of the year Jonathan India said. I think he was our best hitter in the fall. He works at it, works at his craft and now its paying off for him. Now he has his chance to play and hes showing why he should play. Im happy for him. GIRAND Continued From 1B COLLEGE BASKETBALL MLB DRAFT Bryne and Horvath selected on day threeFrom staff reportsGAINESVILLE University of Florida junior right-hander Michael Byrne and senior outfielder Nick Horvath were selected on the final day of the 2018 MLB Draft. Byrne was chosen by the Cincinnati Reds in the 14th round (409 overall). The two-time finalist for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year award, has earned 15 saves in 2018 with an ERA of 1.79 this season. He has appeared in 31 games for the Gators, striking out 50 batters while walking just four all season. In 50 innings pitched in 2018 he has only allowed 10 earned runs. In his career at Florida, Byrne has appeared in 82 games and with 34 saves, which ranks first on the all-time career list at Florida. He has posted a career ERA of 1.96 with six wins. Byrne has struck out 158 batters and only walked 22 in his three years in Gainesville. Horvath became the seventh Gator player to be selected when the Baltimore Orioles drafted him in the 25th round (745 overall). The two-way player has made 149 appearances in the field and 45 on the mound in his Florida career. The left-hander holds a 3.72 ERA over four seasons with a 5-1 record in 46.0 innings pitched. The finalist for the Senior Class Award is having a career year at the dish with a .275 batting average with six home runs and 32 RBIs. With a career-high 54 games played this season, he has also seen an career bests in runs (43), hits (55) and doubles (13). The duo joined teammates Jonathan India (5th overall), Brady Singer (18th overall), Jackson Kowar (33rd overall), JJ Schwarz (233rd round) and Deacon Liput (314th overall) as the seven Gators drafted.Two more Seminoles draftedOn Wednesday, senior first baseman Rhett Aplin was also taken by the Royals (28th Round). Redshirt junior pitcher Cobi Johnson went in the 30th Round to the Toronto Blue Jays. Johnson, the son of Blue Jays bullpen coach Dane Johnson, is the first Seminole drafted by Toronto since Luke Tucker in 2006. Sands was previously drafted out of high school in the 22nd Round by the Astros. Karp (34th, Cubs) and Holton (35th, Marlins) were taken after their sophomore seasons in 2017 but elected to return to Florida State for another year. Johnson was a 35th Round pick of the Padres out of J.W. Mitchell High in 2014 and a 29th Round choice of the Angels in 2017. Cal Raleigh (90th), Cole Sands (154th), Andrew Karp (191st), Jackson Lueck (242nd) and Tyler Holton (279th) were also taken on the first two days of the draft.


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Do your own thing and pay close attention to where you put your possessions or how you handle your assets. LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 3B CIPHER DEAR ABBY: My broth er-in-law died a month ago and was cremated by the local affiliate of a prominent funeral home. To make it easier for my sister, I accompanied her to the mortuary to pick up her husbands remains. I walked in alone, and as I returned to the car with his urn, a young funeral home employee in a black suit and scuffed shoes followed me. Through the window of the car, he presented my sister an artificial red rose and said, Were sorry for your loss. My sister and I were appalled by the insincerity of this gesture, and I called and told the funeral home director that the sentiments were as phony as the rose. He said, I thought it was a great idea, and couldnt understand our reaction. Were we wrong? RESENTING PHONY SENTIMENTS DEAR RESENTING: Yes, you were. When people are grieving, emotions are sometimes raw, so Im not going to scold you. However, your response to the young man was ungracious. All that needed to be said was, No, thank you. DEAR ABBY: My moth er-in-law keeps buying us decorator items that dont have a place in our home. While I appreciate the effort and the thought, I have no more closet space in which to store them. I was taught to accept gifts and express gratitude, even if you dont like them. My mother-in-law is coming to visit in a few weeks, and my husband insists we should display the items shes purchased for us. This would entail putting holes in my walls, as she tends to get us items that need to be hung. I dont think we should have to go through this charade just to appease her. It will only encourage her to buy us more things. What should I do? -NO MORE CLOSET GIFTS DEAR N.M.C.G.: It wont destroy your home to display one (or two) of the items your MIL has given you while shes visiting. But while shes there, make sure she opens the closet where you have stored all the other items she has sent because shes such a generous doll you cant possibly use them all. When she leaves, sell the gifts or donate them, then pray she takes the hint. Abigail Van Fake flower prompts emotional reaction from offended widow 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 7: Singer Tom Jones is 77. Actor Ronald Pickup (The Crown) is 77. Actor Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell on Leave It To Beaver) is 74. Talk-show host Jenny Jones is 71. Actor Liam Neeson is 65. Singer-songwriter Johnny Clegg is 64. Actor William Forsythe is 62. Record producer L.A. Reid is 61. Singer-guitarist Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes is 54. Rapper Ecstasy of Whodini is 53. Drummer Eric Kretz of Stone Temple Pilots is 51. Guitarist Dave Navarro is 50. 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4B THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTERClassi ed Department 755-5440 CLASSIFIEDLAKE CITY REPORTER Ad to Appear:Call by:Email by: Tuesda y Mon. 10 a.m.Mon. 9 a.m.ADVANTAGE AdErrors: Pleasereadyouradonthefirstdayofpublication Cancellations, Changes, and Billing Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising copy is subject to approval by the Publisher who reserves the right to edit, reject, or classify all advertisements under appr opriate headings. Copy should be checked for errors by the advertiser on the first day of publication. Credit for published errors will be allowed for the first insertion for that portion of the advertisement which was incorrect. Further, the Publisher shall not be liable for any omission of advertisements ordered to be published, nor for any General InformationTake ADvantage of the Reporter Classifieds!755-5440 You can call us at 755-5440, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some people prefer to place their classified ads in person, and some ad categories will require prepayment. Our office is located at 180 East Duval Street. You can also fax or email your ad copy to the Reporter. FAX: 386-752-9400 Please direct your copy to the Classified Department. EMAIL: Placing An Ad > UPSCALE RENTAL HOME New 3000sft 4BR/2.5BA Home for rent. 530 SW Rosemary, 32024. $2400/Mo. See Zillow for Photos. Call/Text (386) 867-3534 Front Desk, customer services experience a plus, will train. Competitive wages. Individual must be responsible with good work history. Apply in person. NO CALLS. America's Bes t Value Inn of Lake City 3835 W US Hwy 90 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 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 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 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 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS100685 $143,900 4/2 freshly painted & new carpet, private backyard, wired for sec system. Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS96726 3/2, FL rm, screened patio & covered deck great for entertaining. $149,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS98034 4/3 on 17th Green alongside the 18th Fairway in Country Club, brick FP, $249,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS99605 Country home & 3/2 SWMH, 5.01ac, enclosed in-ground pool $224,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Now underwa y in Mayfair, split plan 3/2, open kitchen to living area $194,900 Irrigation inspection and repair, 25 yrs exp. Call Blankenship Irrigation at 386-365-4788 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 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, 2018 PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN HALL MEETING County Commissioner District I Ron Williams invites all citizens to attend a town hall meeting to discuss the County's road infrastructure. Themeeting will be held on June 19, 6pm at the Winfield Community Center located at 1324 NW Winfield St., Lake City, FL 434136 June 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 2018 THE COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE Is now accepting applications for a Licensed Practical Nurse. Starting Pay is $38,500 pe r year. Applications and a job description may be downloaded from our website at or picked up between 8-5 Mon-Fri at the CCSO Operations Center located at 4917 U.S. Hwy 90 East, Lake City, Florida. Position will remain open until filled. The CCSO is an EEO Employer. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100362 1997 mfg home w/open floor plan on 8ac, approx 1ac fenced, lg covered porch $87,500 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100366 2/2, huge great rm, & front porch, on 2 lots back yard overlooking Sante Fe River. $129,300 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 18-162-CA BAR D RANCH PARTNERSHIP, a Florida general partnership Plaintiff, v. JENNIFER E. HOLMES, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jennifer E. Holmes 2333 SW 130th Terrace Miramar, Florida 33027 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to real property on the following described property in Columbia County, Florida: Parcel No.: 09617-113 Section 6, Township 6S, Range 17 Lot 13, Meadowlands Subdivision, Phase 1 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, i f any, to it on BONNIE S. GREEN, DARBY PEELE & GREEN, PLLC Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1241 S. Marion Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32025, on or before June 25, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Cour t either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a defaul t will be entered against you fo r the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this 24th day of May, 2018. P. DeWITT CASON, Clerk o f Circuit Court By: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 431429 May 31, 2018 June 7, 2018 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS99612 3/2 in town, fenced backyard & 2 ca r garage. $167,777 Starting at $ 615/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. Call ( 386 ) 752-9626 FUMC PIANIST NEEDED Pianist needed for Sunday Service. Please inquire @(386) 7 5 2-44 88 Five Ash Forest, Lake City's premier 55 plus manufactured home community. 752-7207 Lo t lease includes water, sewer, garbage & lawn maintenance. Hallmark Real Estate Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS100460 4/3 home on Suwannee River. Floating 2-story doc k w/screened upper deck. Hallmark Real Estate Jay Nash 269-2581 MLS100490 3/2 in established neighborhood, close to everything you need in Lake City! $112,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS90282 Grea t investment, currently rented a t $900/mo, lg lot in town, detached garage. $124,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100413 2/2 w/3rd started by closing in garage, carport, partially fenced w/nice trees, great location. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100654 3/2 brick on 1+ac, new appliances, HVAC, 10x20 deck, 2 sheds, chain link fenced backyard Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS97880 3/2 w/cook's dream kit, new stove, upscale master BA, sec system, 4+car garage. $239,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS98649 Newly remodeled 2/2 in Eastside Village, move-in ready, inside laundry rm, 2BR unfurnished newly renovated Apt. Downtown, W/D hookup, 1st & sec. NO PETS. $600/mo Call 386-755-3456 Subsidize your income. The Lake City Reporter has immediate openings for carries in the following area: Ellisville, Providence and Columbia City. Apply in person at Lake City Reporter, 180 E Duval St, Lake City, FL. PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to b e at least 8 weeks old and have a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian documenting they have mandatory shots and are free from intestinal and external parasites. Man y species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2018-177-CA DIVISION: CIVIL ARTHUR L. FLEMING, Plaintiff, vs. Estate of JERRY DEAN HYDE, Deceased, and any heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, legatees, leinholders, creditors, trustees of the decedents, o r otherwise claiming by, through, under or against the decedents, and any unknown defendants, and including all parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in the propert y herein described, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Estate of JERRY DEAN HYDE, Deceased, and an y heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, legatees, lienholders, creditors, trustees of the decedents, or otherwise claiming by, through, under or against the decedents, and any unknown defendants, including all parties having or claiming to have an y right, title, or interest in the property herein described, Defendants. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that you have been designated as defendant in a legal proceeding field against you for Quite Title. The action involves real property in COLUMBIA County, Florida, more fully described as follows: Lot 19 of Suzanne Subdivision, Unit 3, a subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 93, public records of Columbia County, Florida. Property Address: 275 SE Faye Lane, Lake City, FL 32025 Parcel ID Number: 03-4S-1707570-093 The action was instituted in th e Third Judicial Circuit Court, COLUMBIA County, Florida, and is styled ARTHUR L. FLEMING, Plaintiff vs. ESTATE OF JERRY DEAN HYDE, Deceased and any heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, legatees, lienholders, creditors, trustees of the decedents, o r otherwise claiming by, through, under or against the decedents and any unknown defendants, and including all parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in the propert y herein described, Defendants. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, i f any, to the action on Lloyd E. Peterson, Jr., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 905 S W Baya Drive, Lake City, Florida 32025, on or before July 3, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Lloyd E. Peterson, Jr. or immediately after service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. The Court has authority in this suite to enter a judgment or decree in the Plaintiffs interes t which will be binding upon you. DATED: May 21, 2018. P. DEWITT CASON Clerk of the Third Judicial Circuit Court COLUMBIA County, Florida B y : /s/ S. Weeks y Deputy Clerk 430576 May 24, 31, 2018 June 7, 14, 2018 Studio Apt. all utilities including cable. Min. 6 mo lease $580/mo $500/sec dep Martin 386-697-7755 Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100045 $267,900 Executive home w/Lake Jeffery access, lg kit, oversized maste r w/ French doors to sunroom Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100057 $175,000 Spacious home on 10 ac, lg porches on front & back, 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 MLS100188 $39,900 Cannon Creek Airpark lot, runway license will convey with lot. Great price for runway lot. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100593 $285,000 Custom brick in southern end of county, lg great rm, open kit, oversized master to Fla rm. Nature's Source Products is hiring office help exp w/cust svc, data entry, and accounting exp (knowledge of AP, AR, and Payroll). Exp w/QuickBooks and Microsoft Office. Multitasking is IMPERATIVE! Deal w/customers (on phone & in person) & truck drivers. Mus t be pleasant, courteous & professional at all times-an all around TEAM PLAYER! Appl y in person at 854 NW Guerdon Street, Lake City FL Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm. Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100286 $574,900 3/2 home & 4/2 DWMH, 45 ac, 3 stall barn, 60x80 metal shop w/3 bay doors, power & water. Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100640 $155,000 2/2 loft style home on 5.3ac, wraparound porch, 2 car carport, workshop, 2 sheds Oak Dining Room set, complete, like new, light coloring, $800 352-317-6390 Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS100208 4/3 LR & fam rm w/FP's, office, fla rm, 2 car garage w/safe rm/basement, fish pond. $385,000 Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS100403 $94,500 3/1 2 mi from Live Oak, new HVAC, move in ready & has awesome Oak trees for shade. Poole Realty Mindy Wilkson 209-7658 MLS100430 3/2 in Jennings, LR w/vaulted ceiling & FP, lg laundry rm, bonus room upstairs. $179,900 Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS100536 $244,900 4/2 custom brick on 22.79ac, fenced back yard as well as th e entire property. Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS99570 $146,500 Home located in bend of river, spacious deck to water. Poole Realty Amanda Senea 249-1640 MLS99595 $94,90 0 Brick home in great nghbd, fenced back yard, metal roof, carport, hardwood floors. 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 YARD SALE 06/09/18; 8:00-1:00. Lots of items. Fair prices. Please no haggling. 256 SW Melba Glen Lake City, FL 32024 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS10002 $289,800 2/2 on Suwannee River, dock w/boat shelter Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS94089 $669,000 Colonial on 5ac, 4/3 & 2 partial BA, 3 HVAC units Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS98482 4BR/3BA 2198hsf $298,200 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99455 $189,440 Reserve at Jewel Lake, community dock. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99616 $298,900 2/2 river house on Suwannee, wraparound porch 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 Windsong ApartmentsWe offer 1, 2, & 3 BR's Apply On-Line!windsong-apartmentliving.com386-758-8455


Classied Department 755-5440 LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER SPORTS THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 5B Classi ed Department 755-5440 THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER 5B 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 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS99962 $110,000 Currently used as residence w/office & workshop detached from home, Ft White Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100434 $64,900 10 ac ready for your dream home, already has well, septic & power, cleared homesite. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100590 $29,900 2.3 ac w/well, septic & power. mature hardwoods alread y thinned & ready for a home Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100669 $30,000 Camping lot on Sante Fe, walking dist to public boat ramp, Fort White. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99858 $189,500 3/2.5 brick w/formal LR, fam rm, fenced back yard on 6.9ac west of Lake City on SR-247 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99893 $777,500 gorgeous setting for this 2518 sqf t home w/73 ac plus 1800sf guest qtrs, 45ac lake & more! Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99767 24.8 ac w/paved rd frontage just east o f Ft White HS. Owner financing avail. $198,400 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99868 $55,110 Wooded corner lot 10 square ac, offers easy access to Lake City, Ft White & Gainesville Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS98342 $1,100,000 21+ac tract west of Lake Cit y on US90, 4027sf bldg & 6461sf bldg 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 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 MLS100668 73.52 ac of raw land in Lake City, planted pines & oaks. 2BR/1.5BA 24'x54' DWMH on 2ac, well, 2 septic, wash shed $62,200 386-623-4346 Hallmark Real Estate Vic Lantroop 623-6401 MLS98661 2.5 ac deep in Cannon Creek Airpark, corner lot & dead end street. $44,500 Hallmark Real Estate Lacie Lantroop 697-1681 MLS99513 $29,500 parcel at end of cul-desac minutes from town, beautiful lake at entrance. Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 MLS99619 well-known establishment in Suwannee Co w/full liquor license. Call fo r details Hallmark Real Estate Anita Tonetti 697-3780 MLS91217 Mobile Home park w/5 units on 2.5ac 3/2 DW to live in while collecting rental income. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty Jackie Taylor 397-3479 MLS97359 $139,900 4/2 on fenced 4.78ac, wkshp w/roll-up doors, fenced & cross fenced. 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. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100629 $399,000 Great location, convenient to Hwy 90, I75 & I10. 5000ft warehouse, office space w/reception 4.5 acres on Lake Jeffrey Rd, gorgeous oaks, great area, site built homes only. Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $49,900. $513/mo 352-215-1018. 6500sf warehouse, 1000sf AC office/retail, 2 lg roll-up doors, 20608 CR 49, O'Brien 352-2151018 Owner financing $159,900 $5k down $1360/mo Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100442 $94,900 4/2 DWMH w/covered front porch & back decks, 45x19 garage, stocked pond w/boat ramp. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99218 $83,900 7.5ac lot in Rose Creek Plantation. FGC FISHING CAMP COURTESY PHOTOS Reel em inFlorida Gateway College started its youth fishing camp this week. By ROB MAADDIAssociated PressPHILADELPHIA Eagles players and officials made individual decisions to not go to the White House for a scheduled celebration of their Super Bowl title, leaving two players actually planning to make the trip to Washington before the visit was canceled by President Donald Trump, according to players and a person familiar with the arrangements. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of the sensitivity of the issues. All-Pro center Jason Kelce said players filled out forms anonymously indicating whether they wanted to go to the White House, not make the trip or go to Washington and do something else. Its a little bit disappointing as a country right now that were so divided, I think thats the bigger disappointment, said Kelce, who became a folk hero in Philadelphia for an impassioned, profane rally speech he gave after a day of antics during the citys Super Bowl parade. The players did not urge a collective decision on what to do as a team, giving each player his own option of whether to take the trip. Defensive end Chris Long, who skipped the trip last year when he was with the New England Patriots and again decided early to not attend, said he hopes athletes on championship teams in all sports wont have to make the decision when Trumps term is up for re-election in 2020. The players didnt create this division (in the country), Long said. Im extremely proud to be part of this team. Safety Malcolm Jenkins, an outspoken leader for social reforms, held up handwritten signs on issues important to him and other players instead of verbally answering questions. You arent listening, one sign said. Another said that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick gave $1 million to charity. Kaepernick began the wave of kneeling protests in the NFL as a way to protest racism and police brutality, and is working through a grievance case against the league after he was not signed by any team following his run with San Francisco. Another sign by Jenkins read: More than 60 percent of people in prison are people of color. Coach Doug Pederson said before practice that he was looking forward to going to the White House to be recognized as Super Bowl champions but he wouldnt further discuss details of the trips breakdown. He declined to provide information on how things escalated to the White House accusing players of abandoning their fans by deciding to not attend. What youve seen and what youve heard is enough. Im not discussing it, Pederson said. The team is great. Were united. Our goal is 2018. Its over. Its behind us. Were moving on. Trump rescinded his invitation late Monday and instead turned the ceremony for the Eagles on Tuesday into his own brief Celebration of America after it became clear most players werent going to show up. Trump tied the dispute to his criticism of players who have kneeled during the national anthem, even though no Eagles players kneeled for the song during the 2017 season. Tight end Zach Ertz wore a Team USA soccer jersey while answering questions and said hes proud to be an American. Everyone in this locker room understands that everyones heart is in the right place, Ertz said. We werent going to let someone try and formulate an agenda. Whats unique about this locker room is that everyones treated with respect, people truly care about one another, people respect other peoples opinions. Were united. Long took a shot at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for staying silent on the matter. If he doesnt want to stand up for his players, thats not my business, Long said. I know my teammates are great men. Theres men of faith in this locker room. Theres men who serve their communities. Theres men who have a lot who give back to people with a lot less.By HOWARD FENDRICHAssociated PressPARIS Garbine Muguruzas big strokes overwhelmed Maria Sharapova right from the start. Their French Open quarterfinal Wednesday was no contest at all, a 6-2, 6-1 one-way journey. Simona Halep went from outof-sorts to on-target against Angelique Kerber, scrambling to every ball and staying the course to erase an early deficit. Halep pointed her right index finger at her temple when she eventually completed a 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-2 comeback to reach the semifinals, too. I never gave up. So I think thats why I won today, Halep said. My head won it. When the top-seeded Halep and No. 3 Muguruza meet Thursday, their contrasting styles will match up with plenty at stake. The winner earns a berth in the final at Roland Garros plus the No. 1 ranking that currently belongs to Halep. I have just to stay strong, to try to make her uncomfortable on court, Halep said, and to try to play my game. The women got their matches done before rain arrived at Roland Garros, leaving the mens quarterfinals suspended in progress. That might very well have been a relief to 10-time champion Rafael Nadal, who was not at his best Wednesday and dropped a French Open set for the first time since 2015. Nadal lost the opener 6-4 against 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman but began to play better after a rain delay of just under an hour. Nadal was serving for the second set at 5-3, 30-15, when another shower came and action was halted for the day. In the other mens quarterfinal, No. 3 Marin Cilic and No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro were at 5-all in a first-set tiebreaker when the matchup of past U.S. Open champions was stopped. In addition to Halep vs. Muguruza, the other womens semifinal is the first at the French Open featuring two Americans in 16 years: No. 10 Sloane Stephens against No. 13 Madison Keys in a rematch of last years U.S. Open final. Stephens won that one, as well as the only other match the longtime friends, Fed Cup and Olympic teammates have played against each other. Muguruza had lost all three previous times she faced Sharapova, whose five Grand Slam titles include two at Roland Garros. But they hadnt played since 2014, back before Muguruza was as confident and successful as she is these days. Muguruza has not dropped a set in this years tournament and dominated Sharapova with booming groundstrokes and superb returning that earned six breaks. When youre facing somebody that also has an aggressive style of game, Muguruza said about facing Sharapova, I think its about who takes the command, who takes the first opportunity. Sharapova certainly didnt do that. She double-faulted three times in the opening game, part of her 27 unforced errors. It took her 29 minutes just to gain a game, and by then she already trailed 4-0. She did a lot of things better than I did, Sharapova said. Sharapova didnt play a point in the fourth round, because Serena Williams pulled out of their much-anticipated showdown with an injured chest muscle. Muguruza essentially got that round off, too: Her opponent, Lesia Tsurenko, quit with an injury after only two games. Kind of a weird day, Muguruza said. Muguruza leads Halep 3-1 headto-head, but this is their first Grand Slam matchup. Heres another key category in which Muguruza has the upper hand: 2-0 in major championships. Muguruza won the French Open in 2016, then Wimbledon last year. Halep, meanwhile, has participated in a trio of major finals, losing each. That includes the French Open in 2014 and 2017, and the Australian Open in January. She has acknowledged hav ing trouble handling her nerves, which is part of why she was so proud about the way she overcame Kerber, a two-time major champion and former No. 1. Like Sharapova, Halep trailed 4-0 at the outset. Like Sharapova, Halep was erratic early, making 30 unforced errors in the first set. But Halep figured things out. She started going for less, adding a little more lift to her shots and letting Kerber make the mistakes. Over the last two sets, Halep made 16 unforced errors, half as many as Kerber, who was treated for a blister on her left foot early in the third. No expectations, no pressure, Halep said as she looked ahead to the semifinals, perhaps trying to persuade herself as much as anyone. I just want to play as I did today, and as I did every day. If I do that, I will be OK after the match, no matter the result.PRO FOOTBALL FRENCH OPEN Muguruza, Halep set up French Open semis; Nadal in limbo2 Eagles planned White House visit; decisions individual


6B THURSD AY, JUNE 7, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER home so we just wanted to keep home field advantage and win, Columbia receiver T.J. Jones said. Jones was one of three receivers to catch a touchdown in the championship game. Smith hooked up with the rising senior on the opening drive, and then following an interception by Derek Johnson, connected with Marquez Bell on a deep ball for another touchdown. Smith hit Bell for another touchdown after Columbias defense forced a three-and-out before Jaden Butter Williams made the highlight of the day. The rising sophomore laid out for a diving catch in the end zone that put the Tigers up 27-16 and the game out of reach with under two minutes to go. Its scary to see where these kids are going to go and its scary that Ive got a sophomore who hasnt even been to school one day yet as a junior in Marquez where the ceiling is unbelievably high, Columbia head coach Brian Allen said. Lanadrick Bradley has had an amazing January to where we are now and so has Butter, whos a freshman out there that hasnt had one day as a sophomore. And then our veterans, T.J. and Bobby (Fulton), theyre doing some awesome thingsI think weve got six or seven that can flat out play and Ive got a kid back there thats the general that Im highly impressed with right now. There was a lot of praise to go around on Wednesday and Smith pointed to better communication with his receivers as the reason for everyones success. The rising junior is heading into his first year as the fulltime starter after splitting reps as a sophomore with Dylan Blair, who has since left the program. Smith says the timing with his receivers is leaps and bounds better than a year ago. Combine that with his and the receivers ability to read defenses faster and its no surprise Columbias offense clicking months before the regular season begins. Me and them see eye to eye, Smith said of his receivers. Were final ly starting to click now to where they know me and I know them like the back of our hands so we just go out here and do what we have to do. They make it real easy, Smith said. Theyre so athletic to where they make plays that I dont have to make with my feet. I can just sit in the pocket and throw it to them. Timing is everything in Allens run-pass option offense and Smith knew he had to get better in the offseason. Between working with his receivers and Allen in the offseason, Smith has improved his accuracy and become more confident before Columbia has even started summer workouts, which begin next week. Plenty of people have taken notice too, especially his receivers. Hes matured a whole lot this year and hes looking like a whole different, complete player now, Jones said. Last year his timing wasnt there because we were used to playing with Davin (Schuck) and Dylan so when he came in from the middle school we had to get the timing right. He got the jitters out of himself and now I feel like hes ready. Allen does too. Hes helped Smith improve his footwork and mechanics since coming out of the eighth grade at LCMS and hes felt from the start he had a special player under center. Its not an easy offense to understand, with plenty of college elements implemented by Allen over the years. But what Allen saw on Wednesday was a unit that appeared very cohesive ahead of summer workouts, which begin next week. It looked very good out here today. At times it was flawless and at times we couldve had a quicker release, but when you look at us not having even entered week one of the summer its close right now to being very good, Allen said. This group is as far as advanced right now as any one that Ive had since being here. TIGERS Continued From 1BJORDAN KROEGER/Lake City ReporterColumbia players pose with the FHS7V7A trophy after winning the regional qualifier on Wednesday. (starters) like we had a year ago, you got to get the next one repsTy has been that kid. Like Ive said before, hes extremely smart, hes a AP (student). He can sit back and everything that Im telling Jordan, hes gotten his rep (too). So when he comes in, hell be ready to go. SAFETY ON: After a steep learning curve last season, replacing starters at every position, the Tigers secondary could be one of the teams strongest units in 2018. Columbia safety Brandon Scott, a rising senior, could be in for a breakout season after an impressive junior campaign as a first-year starter. Scott is joined in the backfield by free safety Ahmad Williams, who transferred back to Columbia after playing last season at Winter Park near Orlando. Williams provides the Tigers with another smart, energetic leader on defense. Ever since middle school weve been planning this, win a state championship, and we have the group to do it, he said. Williams has made his presence felt in his senior year return. He made a bunch of plays (Wednesday), also Brandon Scott, Allen said. Those two kids have come (around)These kids have range thats just different. Both have had tremendous offseasons and continue to get better and better. MORE THAN TWO: Sought-after wide receivers T.J. Jones and Marquez Bell have over 40 college offers combined. And its hard to imagine opposing teams not keying in on those talents when the season begins, meaning more opportunity for the rest of the corps. It was evident again Wednesday that the supporting wideouts are ready for the challenge. Bobby Fulton and Lanadrick Bradley have had strong spring seasons, along with Jaden Butter Williams, who caught a highlight-reel diving touchdown in the championship round. Those three will depended on more than ever this season, especially if Jones and Bell are contained. Lanadrick has had an amazing Januar y to where we are now, and so has Butter, Allen said. Thats a freshman out there who hasnt had one day as a sophomore whos doing it I think we have five or six that can flat out go. NEW MUSCLE: Columbia has been fortunate to bring in some talented transfers in recent years and this season looks to be no different. Levontae Camiel returns to Columbia after spending the first two years of his career at Gadsden County and Jefferson County. Camiel, who comes from a lineage of Columbia greats, is still getting acclimated but its clear that hell be a major player on the defense this fall. A defensive end who also can play in coverage, watch out for Camiel in 2018 as he brings reinforcement to that already stout defensive front. Columbia used him as a linebacker during 7v7 action however hes slated to replace S.L. McCall at defensive end. If you havent seen his highlights, type in Levontae Camiel on Hudl, google that and you will see how versatile he is, the eighthyear coach said. He can play kick returner, receiver hes a freakish athlete. CHS Continued From 1BPhotos by BRENT KUYKENDALL/Lake City ReporterColumbia safety Ahmad Williams breaks up a pass against The Villages in pool play of the FHS7V7A regional qualifier. LEFT: Columbia quarterback Jordan Smith throws a pass during Wednesdays regional qualifier. RIGHT: Columbia receiver T.J. Jones catches a touchdown during the regional qualifier.