By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City man will serve 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexual battery and molestation of his niece for a two-year period, from when she was 14 to 16. Mark Anthony Moore, 59, is now deemed a sexual predator by the state. He will be in jail until hes 70 if he serves the 120 months he was sentenced to concurrently for each of three sexual battery charges Lake City ReporterTUESDAY, JUNE 1 2, 2018 | Y OUR COMMUNIT Y NEWSPAPE R S INCE 1 874 | $1.00 LAKE CIT YRE PORTE R.COM + PLUS >> Next up: State tournamentBABE RUTH BASEBALL wTigers headed to the Big EasyCHS WRESTLINGSee P age 1B See P age 1B FWC: Gator killers done in by profile pics, Story below CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 143, No. 312 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A P uzzles . . . . . . . 2B Advic e & Comics . . 3B Scholarship winnersFrom Columbia, Branford, 6A. 88 70Chance of storms, 2A False alarm rattles nerves at VANo jail time in abuse caseRacing the rain Computer error to blame, say officials. Woman assaulted sleeping daughter, 5; first claimed her husband made her do it.By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comA 38-year-old woman avoided jail after admitting in court Monday to sexually abusing her 5-year-old daughter at her husbands urging. Heather Marie Sheppard pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse instead, an offense that still carries up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. However, she wont serve a day, receiving instead eight years probation under terms of a plea deal. Sheppard10-year sentence in childsex case MooreMOLESTATION SHEPPARD continued on 2A MOORE continued on 2ABy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comA computer error was blamed for an erroneous active shooter alert that was sent to Lake City VA Medical Center employees Monday morning, causing some brief scrambling at the facility. The error occurred while VA Police were conducting a software upgrade to a system that manages the facilitys alarm systems. When the upgrade got pushed out to the system, it exposed an area for one of the buttons we use to activate the system and it appears the button is miswired, said Todd Lenavitt, Lake City VA Medical Center police deputy chief. When its miswired and the system upgrades, it said one of those alarms had been depressed, which we did ACTIVE SHOOTER Crews prepare track for big weekendPhotos by TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterLance McDonald Gateway RC Club president, lays the tarp down on the race track after a Monday afternoon shower. Wet weather has hampered the efforts to prepare the track for this weekends 2018 RO AR Fuel 1/8 Off-Road Nationals. ALARM continued on 2AGator killers done in by profile pics, says FWC By COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City couple got no likes from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after posing for new Facebook profile pics with the body of a young alligator they had just killed, FWC reports. However, the images GATOR continued on 3ANATIONAL RC EVENT300 participants signed upBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comMother nature can be a tough foe and members of the Gateway RC club are battling her on a daily basis as they work to set up the local track for national competition this weekend. Things arent looking real good, Lance McDonald, president of the Gateway RC Club, said over the weekend. Over the past five days since weve had our track builder here, weve had rain. Weve had some horrendous downpours, but its been a massive struggle. The race expected to draw hundreds of participants from around the world will go on regardless. By Monday afternoon, McDonalds perspective hadnt changed much, RACE continued on 3A Show will go on, despite weather. Jimmy Raulerson uses heavy equipment to shift dirt at the Southside Raceway as he and other members of the Gateway RC Club prepare the track for races this weekend. A3
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If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to A ssocia te E ditor St eve Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. resulting from his February arrest. Moore pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery by a person in familial or custodial authority and one count of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child in his plea hearing Monday. When hes out he will have to abide by the litany of prohibitive regulations outlined by the state for sexual predators, such as mandatory curfews, restriction from contacting children, living outside proximity of schools, plus mandatory reporting and renewal of his predator status. He appeared before Circuit Judge Leandra G. Johnson and his victim, who confronted him in an emotional appearance at the prosecutors stand. She is now 16, and had prepared a written state ment to be read by her Guardian ad Litem, a victim advocate from Voices for Children of the Suwannee Valley Inc. Though her legal representative, Elizabeth Price, read the statement, she stood beside Price at the stand. Moore remained silent, though appeared visibly shaken. My uncle has abused me for many years, physically, emotionally and sexually, Price read. Even though this man has caused me so much pain, I seek to forgive him and pray that he will receive the help he needs to cure his sickness. Even through all the abuse, hes fed me, housed me and placed me with family. I want to see this day as my breakthrough the one thing that helps me grow ... You may have hurt me but now Im safe and now Im running strong. My ultimate goal is to reveal my true self and ensure that no one else gets hurt. Afterward Johnson asked the teen if the verdict suited her. She spoke through sobs. All I want is for him to say hes guilty, she told the judge. Thats all I want. For so many years I was lying. I was psycho. Thats all I want honestly. I dont want to have contact with him again, nor do I want any of my cousins that I cant see because of him to have contact with him. Johnson then asked Moore to speak under oath and had him acknowledge aloud his written admission of guilt, which she then showed to the victim. MOOREContinued From 1A She will also have to register as a sex offender. The victim was her then 5-year-old daughter whom she molested after the girl fell asleep, and allegedly at her husbands urging. The husband is not the childs father. Assistant State Attorney Jamie Tyndal defended the decision not to insist on jail time. Every case is unique ... she did get adjudicated guilty of child abuse (and) put on probation for eight years, Tyndal told the Lake City Reporter. Tyndal said the fathers custody of their three children was currently in legal limbo, though she had no involvement in the matter. In initial reports of the crime Sheppard said she turned herself in because her husband was blackmailing her over the abuse. She admitted to the molestation, though Sheppard said her husband forced her, an initial arrest report shows. Sheppard was booked into Columbia County Jail in November of 2017, and told investigators that her husband, James, was hostile and wouldnt allow her or her children to leave their house on Southwest Irwin Glen. She said it was better to turn herself in than stay with him. However, her reason for committing the acts eventually changed. After first claiming she was forced to molest the girl, she later said she agreed to do it after she was asked by her husband, according to a report from Florida Department of Children and Families. Along with her proba tion, Sheppard will have to pay roughly $1,718 in court costs and maintain sex offender status. Another condition of her probation states she is to have no unsupervised contact with any child under 18 including her own three children. SHEPPARDContinued From 1A not do. It sent (the alert) out to the group as if the button had been pushed. The error was recognized immediately, but when the system refreshed, the erroneous message was transmitted to VA employees computers a second time. Lenavitt said the message also failed to say VA and went out as an active shooter at Lake City Medical Center. It automatically sent out a response because of the way it was installed is what Im hearing, he said, noting the system is roughly a year old. I was in that area where it was automatically sent and no one was pressing the button. The message, which went out shortly after 10 a.m., had a potential of reaching 1,200 VA employees through an internal notification system. Lake City VA Medical Center police inspected the facility after the message was transmitted. Multiple units from the Lake City Police Department as well as at least one Columbia County Sheriffs Office deputy responded to the scene. The message was not automatically sent to area law enforcement, Lenavitt said. Their (LCPD and CCSO) dispatch center was called by someone other than our police center, he said. Someone, and I dont know who, most likely picked up a phone and called the local authorities. I dont know exactly who called, but it was not our police service. Monday afternoon Lenavitt said they were troublingshooting the system to find the source of the problem. Were working to correct it so that this doesnt happen again, Lenavitt said. Joe Miller, Deputy Chief of the VA Police at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, said while the false alert was not intended, they are glad to know the notification system worked. We installed the system with the purpose of notifying employees during the event of an active shooter on our property so we could protect our employees and staff, said he said. These things are happening all over the country and this was part of our mitigation to help protect our staff, employees and patients from an event or act that should it occur. If this had been a real event, we would have had an excellent response from our VA Police and our local police. Its good to know we had that kind of community involvement if that had been a real event. One VA employee, who did not give his name because hes not authorized to speak to the press, said he was working in the back with patients and saw a few people scrambling after the false alert. Another VA employee who did not identify himself said hes a former Army Ranger and he wasnt worried about the alert. ALARMContinued From 1A Trump, Kim open summitThe Associated PressSINGAPORE With a handshake, President Donald Trump and North Koreas Kim Jong Un kicked off a momentous summit Tuesday, creating an indelible image of two unorthodox leaders as they began a conversation that could determine historic peace or raise the specter of a growing nuclear threat. In the first meeting of a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, Trump and Kim con verged at a luxury resort on Singapores Sentosa Island, clasping hands as they stood on a red carpet in front of a backdrop of alternating U.S. and North Korean flags. Trump was first to arrive at the summit site, followed by Kim, both readying for the 9 a.m. meeting that culminated dizzying weeks of negotiations over logistics and policy. Trump and Kim planned to meet one on one for most of an hour joined only by translators. Then aides to each were to join for more discussions and a working lunch. But even before they met, Trump announced plans to leave early, raising questions about whether his aspirations for an ambitious outcome had been scaled back. Up early in Singapore, Trump tweeted with cautious optimism: Meetings between staffs and representatives are going well and quickly ... but in the end, that doesnt matter. We will all know soon whether or not a real deal, unlike those of the past, can happen! In the run-up to the talks, Trump had hopefully predicted the two men might strike a nuclear deal or forge a formal end to the Korean War in the course of a single meeting or over several days. But on the eve of the summit, the White House unexpectedly announced Trump would depart Singapore by Tuesday evening, meaning his time with Kim would be fairly brief. And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to keep expectations for the summit in check. We are hopeful this summit will have set the conditions for future successful talks, Pompeo said, describing a far more modest goal than Trump had outlined days earlier. The sudden change in schedule added to a dizzying few days of foreign policy activity for Trump, who shocked U.S. allies over the weekend when he used a meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized economies in Canada to alienate Americas closest friends in the West. Lashing out over trade practices, Trump lobbed insults at his G-7 host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trump left the summit early, and as he flew to Singapore, he tweeted that he was yanking the U.S. out of the groups traditional closing statement. As for Singapore, the White House said Trump was leaving early because negotiations had moved more quickly than expected, but gave no details about any possible progress in preliminary talks. On the day before the meeting, weeks of preparation appeared to pick up in pace, with U.S. and North Korean officials meeting throughout Monday at a Singapore hotel.
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Conservation officers went to the residence of Paige and Gee in Cool Breeze mobile home park on May 19, according to an FWC incident report. Offciers first spoke with Gee who told them she, Paige and friends were fishing in a pond on private property off Double Run Road. She told us she ran to the shed at the residence there and got a (pick axe) and JR struck the alligator over and over in the head killing the alligator, the investigators notes reveal. She apparently showed the officers pictures from her phone, including of her posing with its body. Ms. Gee said she was showing off with the alligator, the report said. She later allegedly told the officers the party had in fact called FWC and was visited by a heavy set officer. However, investigators found no record of a call or an officer fitting that description. She allegedly told offi cers they buried the body at the pond, though no alligator carcass was found after a search of the area, the report stated. Investigators say they spoke with relatives who knew the animal was in the pond, but said it was not a nuisance. They were very upset JR killed the alligator, the report said. Ultimately, after questioning Paige, he claimed it was self defense and he put its body back in the water. The officer wrote he believed the alligator was intentionally killed. The subjects could have left the area and contacted FWC to remove the alligator. During the time it took for Ms. Gee to go and get the tool used to kill the alligator the kids could have been taken back to safety, the FWC report said. GATORContinued From 1A but he said preparations were about 99 percent complete. The only remaining work to be done on the track was to lay down piping that is used to designate the lanes. A tarp was laid over the track to protect it from any additional rainfall. Initially, track prep was scheduled to be completed around 2 a.m. Sunday, but more rain continued to slow things down. McDonald and volunteers from the local racing club continued to work on the track throughout the weekend into Monday. The Gateway RC Club is preparing Southside Raceway to host the 2018 ROAR (Remotely Operated Auto Racers) Fuel 1/8 Off-Road Nationals. The competition is scheduled to take place Wednesday-Sunday at 1963 SW Bascom Norris Drive. Admission to all races is free. McDonald said the cars can race in the rain, but the there is a safety concern for turn marshals people who right overturned cars on the track. There are 12 turn marshals per race. The event is a four-day event, he said, noting they have two qualifying rounds. At this time we can still get the event in, but we may have to cancel a few qualifying days. They plan to bring in peat moss to aid in drying the track. We started last Tuesday and its been a massive, massive struggle with the weather, McDonald said. To try to build, form and face jumps with mud, just doesnt work. The material has to be somewhat dry for us to be able to work it. Practice rounds were scheduled for Wednesday, while the seeding rounds are slated for Thursday. The best three consecutive laps will seed the racers in the qualifying races set to begin on Friday morning. There are 300 registered participants for the race. We have people flying in from all over the United States, the West Coast, Canada, Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico, McDonald said. They are coming in from all over the place to race with us. Alden Rosner, Columbia County Sports Marketing Director, said the track has been reconfigured for the race and additional seating was added to accommodate spectators, as well as several updates including more space for vendor booths and temporary restrooms. Paula Vann, Columbia County Tourist Development Council Executive Director, said this is an event that will attract huge numbers of participants as well as spectators. Not only will they have 300 participants, theyll have three to five crew members with them, she said. In addition to spectators watching the event on site, it will also be streamed live on LiveRC.com with a possible audience of 1.5 million people around the world. Vann said the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Department have partnered and will have commercials running throughout the broadcast. Last years ROAR Fuel 1/8 Off-Road Nationals was held in Freemont, Indiana. This is the first time the nationals have been held in Columbia County and Vann said it appears to be attracting lots of visitors which will have a positive financial impact on the area. If we have 1,500 people come in thats quite a bit, and we know they are going to be staying in our hotels, eating at our restaurants and renting cars, she said. They have rooms blocked off at pretty much every hotel in Lake City.Crews prep local track for national RC race RACEContinued From 1A Scenes from previous actionLEFT: RC drivers use their remote controls as they look out over the track during a recent competition in Lake City. ABOVE: Jimmy Raulerson (foreground) makes last minute adjustments to his RC racer. BELOW: RC racers go airborne after cresting a hill. BOTTOM LEFT: Ten ts and RV trailers filled the S outhside Raceway parking lot as vendors, drivers and spectators gathered at the track for an event last year. BOTTOM RIGHT: A n RC racer gets some serious air during an event last year. FILE PHOTOS
Voter registration hit historic levels in California this year, with more people registered to vote than at any other time in history. But the numbers were bad for the states Republican Party, which marked a new low in May after decades of steady decline. For the first time, more voters were registered as No Party Preference than Republican. This erosion no doubt warmed the hearts of Democratic Party operatives hoping for a blue wave in the states primaries that would roll over the states Republican delegation and prepare the political landscape for some serious House flipping in November. That didnt happen. Instead, this ever-shrinking political minority scored an outsize success last Tuesday. With just a quarter of the states registered voters, Republicans won a spot in the gubernatorial runoff against Gavin Newsom in November and recalled a Democratic state senator, effectively crushing Democrats hope of regaining a supermajority in that house all while their candidates easily finished first in the seven Republican-held congressional districts that Democrats had targeted for flipping. Democrats were lucky they werent shut out of the November election in any of those races. It was a real possibility. How did Republicans pull off such a feat? Its simple: They voted. Registered Republicans (along with those who may be Republican in spirit, if not party affiliation) simply cast ballots in greater numbers than Democrats and their liberal allies. Turning out voters in greater numbers is the same strategy that Bay Area candidates regularly employ to win more state offices than Southern Californians. Republicans also tended to face fewer challengers from their own party than Democrats, an advantage in the primaries that will not extend to November. Well know for sure what happened who turned out, where and for what and be able to assign responsibility more precisely when the final tally for Californias 2018 primary election is complete later this month. But preliminary figures from the secretary of state on Wednesday report that less than 22 percent of eligible voters took part. This figure will likely grow in the coming days as mail-in ballots trickle into county registrar offices and the mess that inadvertently dropped 118,522 Angelenos from the rolls gets sorted out. Under state law, vote-by-mail ballots can arrive up to three days after the election and still count toward the final tally. Even if the final percentage of registered voters swells to more than 30 percent, as voting experts predicted, it would be nothing to celebrate especially when California has been bending over backward to make it easy to vote with recent changes to its election law, automatic registration, early voting centers, provisional ballots and other reforms. Its a simple calculation that too many Californians dont seem to get: If you want to change leadership, you have to take the time to vote.When it comes to the culture war, social conservatives (at least those who are not deluding themselves) know they have been routed. The forces of secularism and relativism long ago toppled the social ballasts of religious principle and moral truth. The battles since have been defensive and uphill. Perhaps, that is why last weeks Supreme Court decision in favor of baker Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop was a beacon of hope for some whose faiths have made them collateral damage by what feels to many like an unrelenting wave of progressive intolerance. It should give us hope that all is not lost. To be sure, the facts of this particular case are striking. In 2012, Phillips was asked by a gay couple to design and bake a wedding cake in celebration of their marriage. At the time, gay marriage was not recognized by Colorado, the state where the cake shop is located. Citing the Christian faith that anchored his belief in traditional marriage, Phillips informed the couple he could not bake them a custom cake celebrating their wedding ceremony, but otherwise offered his services to them. The couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission which found that Phillips had violated the state public accommodation law, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The decision was upheld by a state appellate court. The nations high court saw it differently. In a 7-2 decision, the majority of the court held that Phillips, not the couple seeking a wedding cake, was the victim of intolerance when several of the state commissioners reviewing the case likened Phillips faith to one of the most despicable pieces of rhetoric that people can use, even comparing his religious defense to slavery and the Holocaust. Writing for the court, Justice Anthony Kennedy called this overt anti-religious animus, inappropriate for a Commission charged with the solemn responsibility of fair and neutral enforcement of Colorados anti-discrimination law a law that protects discrimination on the basis of religion as well as sexual orientation. Imagine that. The commission, Kennedy wrote, disparaged Phillips faith by reducing it to something insubstantial and even insincere, a substantial error given that ... government has no role in deciding or even suggesting whether the religious ground for Phillips conscience-based objection is legitimate or illegitimate. At a time when religion is under constant assault, rebuking the claim that adhering to ones faith is tantamount to bigotry is a real win for religious liberty. Its notable, too, that Kennedy also wrote the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that asserted the constitutional right to same-sex marriage. His authorship of Mondays decision doesnt suggest an ideological retreat, but might be viewed as a tacit acknowledgment that gay Americans and religious Americans both deserve constitutional protections, and that the need for the former does not supersede the latter, a necessary reminder in an era of coercive progressivism. But many religious conservatives are worried Only profound naivete can spin the majority decision as a victory for religious liberty, decried an essay in First Things and they have reason to be. While Kennedy took a clear stand against blatant religious intolerance, the connective tissue of his opinion was equivocal, flaccid and even fitful at times. The court failed to rule on one of the cases more difficult questions: does the state have the authority to compel the exercise of constitutionally-protected individual expression in support of a constitutionally-protected act, in this case, a same-sex wedding? And Kennedy seemed to indicate that had the facts of the case been different, had the commissioners been less overtly hostile to Phillips and his sincerely held beliefs, the ruling could have gone the other way. But it didnt and there is comfort in knowing that even Justice Kennedy is not blind to the pervasive intolerance of the secular left. Whats more, as writer and lawyer David French points out, the facts of Phillips case were not so unique. Disdain for religion is a baked-in feature of state civil-rights commissions that are highly ideological and often outright hackish. Theyre undisciplined and biased as a matter of course, and religious-liberty attorneys will find no shortage of cases with similar circumstances. Several are in the pipeline already. While a broader ruling would have reassured people of faith that they still enjoy the blanket protections our Constitution guarantees, the ruling should provide otherwise beleaguered religious conservatives with a much-needed shot in the arm. Its no time for retreat. OPINION Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! 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BY EMAIL: email@example.com Tuesday, June 12, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable communityoriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman OUR OPINIONRain or shine, show goes onThe RC Nationals, that is. The races (see the front page story in this edition) are set to continue throughout the weekend, whatever the weather may bring. Its another step in Columbia Countys quest to be the hub of sports tourism in North Florida, and it appears to be working. Smart thinking all around. Admission is free for the weekend. See you there. Associated Press Religious liberty gets a win Los Angeles Times LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Blue wave? Dems ought to try voting TODAY IN HISTORY Blue wave? Dems ought to try voting On this date: In 1776, Virginias colonial legislature became the first to adopt a Bill of Rights. In 1920, the Republican national convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Warren G. Harding for president on the tenth ballot; Calvin Coolidge was nominated for vice president. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge was nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Republican national convention in Cleveland. (Coolidge had become president in 1923 upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding.) In 1939, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York. In 1942, Anne Frank, a German-born Jewish girl living in Amsterdam, received a diary for her 13th birthday, less than a month before she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis. In 1956, the Flag of the United States Army was officially adopted under an executive order signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, 37, was shot and killed outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi. (In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of murdering Evers and sentenced to life in prison; he died in 2001.) One of Hollywoods most notoriously expensive productions, Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison, opened in New York. In 1964, South African black nationalist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison along with seven other people, including Walter Sisulu, for committing sabotage against the apartheid regime (all were eventually released, Mandela in 1990). In 1967, the Supreme Court, in Loving v. Virginia, struck down state laws prohibiting interracial marriages. In 1975, an Indian court found Prime Minister Indira Gandhi guilty of electoral corruption and barred her from holding office for six years; Gandhi rejected calls for her to resign. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to tear down this wall. In 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home. (O.J. Simpson was later acquitted of the killings in a criminal trial, but was eventually held liable in a civil action.) Boeings new 777 jetliner went on its first test flight. TODAY IN HISTORY Cynthia M. Allencmallen@star-telegram.com Cynthia M. Allen is a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
T UESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY R E PORTER 5A T o submit your calendar item, stop by the Reporter oce or email A ssocia te E ditor St eve Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org COMMUNITY CALENDARTodayVolunteers neededLake City Medical Center Auxiliary needs volunteers who have a heart to serve. The auxiliary need volunteers for all positions. Those interested in participating in the program may pick up an application at the Lake City Medical Center Gift Shop or the H2U office. For more, call 386-719-7713.Club registrationThe Boys Club of Columbia County is accepting registration for the fall session. All children ages 6-14 are eligible to attend. There are bus pickups from all elementary and middle schools. Fees for the session are $200. For more, call 386752-4184 or visit the club on Jones Way in Lake City.Golf cart drivers neededShands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is seeking vol unteer golf cart drivers. 4 hours per week. For more information, please call 386-292-8000, ext. 21216.GeriActorsResidents are invited to join the Readers Theater Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court.WednesdayClub registrationGirls Club Summer Camp and Boys Club @ Teen Town Summer Camp will be holding their General Public registration beginning May 16 at 8:00 am at the Girls Club Facility. We will take registration until our summer camp is full. Spots are limited and on a first come first served basis. The cost for the 9 week summer camp is $275.00. Boys and Girls must be 6 years of age and completed the first grade through 12 years of age to attend. If you have any questions please contact Tara Krieghauser at 386719-5840 for information on the Girls Club Program or Heyward Christie at 386754-3607 for information on the Boys Club at Teen Town Program.Volunteers neededCommunity Hospice and Palliative Care recently opened a new office at 163 SW Stonegate Terrace, Suite 105, Lake City. We are looking for volunteers to serve in several different capacities including: relief visits for our patients families, pet therapy, veteran pinning and clerical help. V isit our web site, Volunteer. CommunityHospice.com to learn more about our volunteer on-boarding process and to complete a volunteer application.Terrific TwosTerrific Twos, a library program for toddlers, is offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.Al-Anon meetingAn Al-Anon group meets at First Christian Church (403 W. Duval St., Lake City) at 6 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Newcomers group meets on Mondays at 5 p.m.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-755-1770.Duplicate Bridge ClubLake City Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Country Club at Lake City. All bridge enthusiasts are welcome. For more, call Dottie Rogers at 386-758-8606.Volunteer at HavenHaven Hospice is currently seeking volunteers for many tasks including office assistance, reception, family greeters and patient support visitors at the Lake City Care Center, at home for respite and socialization, pet visitors, photographers for our Legacy Program and resale store volunteers for the Haven Attic thrift shop. No experience necessary. To apply online visit www. beyourhaven.org/volunteer, stop by the office or an application can be mailed to you.Volunteers neededThe Christian Service Center (421 NW Washington St., Lake City) is in search of volunteers. The centers mission is to serve those in need in Columbia County through Christian faith and resources. For more, call 386-755-1770.Free soil testing Free soil pH tests are available every Wednesday morning at the Columbia County Extension Office, 971 W. Duval St., Suite 170, in Lake City. Residents may bring a sample to the office during regular business hours. For more, call 752-5384. Catholics Come HomeA Catholics Come Home and Adult Catholic Education Inquiry Program will be presented at San Juan Catholic Mission each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-8:15 p.m.ThursdayBingo at Amer. LegionBingo games are offered every Sunday, Monday and Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd. in Lake City. There are three $250 jackpots each night. Quarter games are played at 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Refreshments are available at reasonable prices. For more, call 752-7776.Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime, a library program for families with preschoolers, is held on Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, at 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more information about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.FridayDinner and dancing Dances are held each Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court (behind Baya Pharmacy). $7 admission. Bring a dish or dessert to share. All proceeds benefit the center. Call 386-755-0235 for more.Baby & Me Baby & Me, a library program for parents and babies, is held on Fridays at 11 a.m. at the main branch of the Columbia County Public Library, 308 NW Columbia Ave. in downtown Lake City. For more about the librarys childrens programs, call 386-758-2101.SaturdayFarmers market The Lake DeSoto Farmers Market is open every Saturday in the parking lot at Marion Avenue and Duval Street, across from the Courthouse Annex. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more, call 386-719-5766 or visit market.lcfla.com.Potluck dinnerA potluck dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. occurs each Saturday at either Lake Butler Elementary School or Lake Butler Social Club. Dress code is casual dressy and special occasion. Admission is $10 for club members or $12 for guests. For more, call 813-679-5390.MondayAmateur Radio SocietyThe Columbia Amateur Radio Society meets the third Monday of each month to discuss ham radio tech nologies, training, com munications and commu nity events. Hams provide emer gency communications during disasters and public events. Members provide training and support for the required FCC license and how to get started. Meets at American Legion Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd at 7 p.m. For more, call 386-752-0987.MARLEY ANDRETTI/Special to the ReporterArtist CornerBorn in New Jersey, Pat A lbala received an art education degree from one of its teacher colleges in 1971. D uring this time she ran a summer arts and crafts program for 500 children. Patricia moved to Miami Florida in the 70s. S he taught herself weaving and pottery while working for the Board of education, and then Patricia taught summer classes for children. Her favorite job was teaching at the Senior Center Pembroke Pines Florida for the elderly. A t the Gateway Gallery Patricia exhibits her woodworking, and her paper art that has been her creation for many years now across Florida. Her art can also be seen and purchased at art shows, festivals, and at St ephen Foster Park gift shop. Y ou can see Pats exhibit at the Main Branch of the Columbia County Public Library until July 31. Ill show you how life insurance can come in handy for more immediate family needs, like college. We put the life back in life insurance. CALL ME TODAY. There are also benets now. With life insurance, the benefits live on. 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6A T UESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 LOCAL LAKE CITY R E PORTER Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative awarded 10 scholarships, each worth $1,000, to outstanding high school seniors from across its service area. LEFT: Zachary Flugrath, the winner from Columbia High School with SVEC Board President Tim Steichen. ABOVE: Brittany Frye and Seth R eaves, the winners from Branford High, with SVEC Trustee Jerry Goff.SVEC scholarship winnersCOURTESY PHOTOS Prize-winning cabbage COURTESY PHOTOSFort White Elementary School thir d grade student Rayleigh Seew ald took first place for her school in the recent Florida Farm Bureaus annual cabbage grow ing contest. Rayleighs monster cabbage measured 33 inches in diameter. Tha ts a lot of slaw! For her green thumb, Rayleigh was presented with a certificate and monetary award by Carol Ter ry on behalf of the Farm Bureau. LEFT: Rayleigh proudly displays her prize-winning cabbage plant. BELOW: Rayleighs teacher, Tassie M artin, congratulates her for being the school-level winner of the Florida Farm Bureau cab bage-growing contest.A job well done TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterLaura R. (Croft) Nettles, who worked as a city employ ee for 32 years and recently retired, accepts a ceremo nial proclamation from Lake City Mayor St ephen Witt during a recent Lake City Council meeting. Clerks recognized TONY BRITT/Lake City ReporterKaty McCrary (from left), deputy city clerk, and Audrey Sikes, city clerk, accept a proclamation for Municipal Clerks Week from Mayor St ephen Witt during a recent Lake City Council meeting. Buddy benchCOURTESYMembers of Girl Scout Tr oup 2127 donated a lasting gift to Pinemount Elementary recently. A s 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. T he idea behind adding the bench to the playground is to help eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the play ground. T he girls hope the Buddy Bench continues to promote inclusion and kindness for current and future Pinemount Panthers. T he school also thanks Char les Custom Memorials for their help.
Lake City Reporter SPORTS Tuesday, June 12, 2018 www.lakecityreporter.com Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com SUPER REGIONALLangworthy punches ticket to CWSCOURTESYFloridas Blake Reese steals home during the fourth inning Monday night. Staff ReportsExtra innings. Diving catches. Steals of home. Home runs. Close plays at the plate. In other words, a little bit of everything happened under the lights Monday night at McKethan Stadium in Game 3 of the Gainesville Super Regional. That theme lasted until the final pitch when Floridas Austin Langworthy drilled a pitch from reliever Cody Greenhill over the right-field fence with the help of Tigers outfielder Steven Williams. As Williams raced to the wall to try and make a catch, Langworthys shot bounced off his glove and over the wall for a walk-off home run and berth in the College World Series. PLAY OF THE GAME: There were several, but the one that surprised Auburn and the announced crowd of 5,958 at McKethan Stadium the most was Reeses steal of home for the go-ahead run in the fourth inning. With the game tied 1-1, two outs, Jonah Girand at the plate and Nick Horvath at first base, Horvath took off for second before falling to the ground. Horvaths decoy temporarily distracted Tigers left-hander Andrew Mitchell, who after a brief look toward Horvath, turned to throw home. However, Reeses slide beat the throw to send the home fans into a frenzy. IN THE SPOTLIGHT: .Florida head coach Kevin OSullivan turned to freshman right-hander Jack Leftwich with a trip to Omaha at stake and Leftwich delivered a solid outing and departed with a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth. Leftwich allowed four hits and a run over five innings in the biggest start of his young career. He struck out three and walked two, throwing 45 strikes in his 73-pitch outing. GRAND SLAMCommentaryBy HOWARD FENDRICHAssociated PressPARIS Rafael Nadal was trying to make the point that time stops for no man. You cant fight against the age, he said, and you cant fight against the watch. The watch keeps going, always. No arguing against that sentiment. Still, it is rather remarkable how Nadal, a French Open champion yet again a week past his 32nd birthday, and Federer, who turns 37 in less than two months, seem to stay forever young. Nadals 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Dominic Thiem, whos 24, in Sundays final gave the Spaniard an 11th title yes, 11th at Roland Garros and 17th Grand Slam trophy overall. At the previous major tournament, the Australian Open in January, Federer won his record 20th such championship. At the Slam before that, the U.S. Open last September, Nadal was the last man standing. And so on. Federer or Nadal has won each of the past six major tournaments, equaling their second-longest stretch of dual dominance. Their other six-Slam streak came from 2008-09. Their best run was combining to win 11 consecutive majors starting at the 2005 French Open, when Nadal collected No. 1. Sometimes, I see many, many players even good players, top players they go on the court against Rafa on clay, or Roger on hard court or any other surface, and you can almost see that they dont really believe 100 percent that they can win, said Robin Soderling, who pulled off French Open upsets of Nadal in 2009, and Federer in 2010. They hope that they will win, but they dont really believe in it. Its quite a different scene in the womens game these days. Simona Haleps 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win against Sloane Stephens in Saturdays final in Paris made the No. 1-ranked Romanian the seventh female champion at the past seven majors. Part of that probably can be traced to Serena Williams 16-month absence from the sports four most prestigious tournaments because she became a mother. Nadal, Federer fight the watch, keep on winningPHOTOS BY ERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterColumbias Alex McGuigan smiles as he gains position during practice at Lake City Middle School on Monday. PREP SPORTSEARLY DEVELOPMENT By ERIC JACKSONejackson@lakecityreporter.comAfter a couple months of training, including a few warm-up tournaments, the Tigers are ready to see how they stack up against some of the best talent in the country. Fifteen Columbia wrestlers will compete in this weekends Jazz Town Duals at Xavier University in New Orleans. After bringing just four wrestlers out west last year, the Tigers are back for their second year in a row and this time with a busload, ready to make their mark. Columbia, wrestling under Monsta WC, leaves bright and early Friday morning. With a small but star-studded group last year, Columbia placed 7th at the national event. This year, without state champion Chace Curtis, the Tigers strive to duplicate their success, hoping for another top-15 finish behind returning veterans like Matt Ross and David Thompson. But Columbia knows, it wont be easy with powerhouses like 3F Wrestling (Texas) and Oklahoma Rampage in attendance. The competition level is extremely high at tournaments like this, head coach Pete Whittington said. I want guys to see what thats like. Go out against the best competition win or lose, you get to see where you are. So that sets the table of what you need to do (later). This year, more than anything, this a team-bonding experience for Columbia High School wrestling. Over the last several weeks, the Tigers have trained with and against each other. While returners have used this time to polish their technique, among other things, newcomers have had an opportunity to showcase their skills. Rising freshmen, Columbias Kouvaris Combs (left) prepares to demonstrate a move while coach Pete Whittington gives instruction. Woods remains an enigma entering US OpenPGA TOURCOURTESYTiger Woods last won the Open in 2008 at Torrey Pines. CommentaryBy TIM DAHLBERGAssociated PressHis irons are sublime, his driver for the most part long and straight. If weve learned anything from his latest comeback, Tiger Woods can still putt a bit, too. A decade ago that would have made him the overwhelming pick to win the U.S. Open. Heck, a decade ago he won the U.S. Open basically on one leg for what, incredibly enough, was his last major championship win. But as Woods docks his yacht near Shinnecock Hills this week hes still a golfing enigma of sorts. His scores are decent, if not spectacular, but hes yet to win and has only been in serious contention once in nine tournaments this year. Is the real Tiger finally back? The answer to that question may be that no one has an answer to that question. And that might include Woods himself, who must still have trouble reminding himself hes only the No. 80 player in the world. Everything looks good. Everything including the massive crowds that See WOODS, Page 5B Section B LITTLE SLUGGERSLake City AllStar 6U team is headed to the state tournament after winning the district championship this past week. See more photos on 5B.CHS wrestling keeps improving, set to go to Jazz Town Duals. See JAZZ TOWN, Page 2B See WATCH, Page 2B B1
2B T UESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER TV LISTINGSToday MLB BASEBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN N.Y. Mets at Atlanta SOCCER 7 p.m. ESPN2 Women, International friendly, United States vs. China, at ClevelandMLB STANDNGSNational League East Division W L P ct GB Atlanta 37 28 .569 Washington 36 27 .571 Philadelphia 33 30 .524 3 New Y ork 28 34 .452 7 Miami 23 42 .354 14 C entral Division W L P ct GB Milwaukee 39 26 .600 Chicago 37 25 .597 S t. Louis 35 28 .556 3 Pittsburgh 32 33 .492 7 Cincinnati 23 43 .348 16 W est Division W L P ct GB Arizona 35 29 .547 L os Angeles 33 32 .508 2 S an Francisco 33 32 .508 2 Colorado 32 33 .492 3 S an Diego 31 36 .463 5 A merican League East Division W L P ct GB New Y ork 42 19 .689 Boston 44 22 .667 Toronto 30 35 .462 14 T ampa Bay 29 35 .453 14 Baltimore 19 45 .297 24 C entral Division W L P ct GB Cleveland 34 29 .540 Detroit 31 36 .463 5 Minnesota 28 34 .452 5 Chicago 22 41 .349 12 K ansas City 22 44 .333 13 W est Division W L P ct GB Seattle 41 24 .631 Houston 42 25 .627 L os Angeles 37 29 .561 4 Oakland 34 32 .515 7 Texas 27 41 .397 15 R ays recall shortstop prospect Willy Adames from Triple-A ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled 22-year-old shortstop prospect Willy Adames from Triple-A Durham after placing infielder Daniel Robertson on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Adames played three games last month with Tampa Bay while infielder Joey Wendle was on paternity leave, and hit his first major league homer off Boston ace Chris Sale in his debut on May 22. Robertson was hurt in the first inning of Sundays game against Seattle. Adames joins 22-year-old first baseman Jake Bauers on the big league roster. Bauers was called up last week when infielder Brad Miller was designated for assignment. Miller, dealt to Milwaukee on Sunday, joined outfield Denard Span and closer Alex Colome as veteran players traded this season b y Tampa Bay. Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, scheduled Monday to start a minor league rehab assignment for a hamstring injury with Class A Charlotte, catcher Wilson Ramos, and pitchers Chris Archer and Nathan Eovaldi are among other vet erans that might be moved before the trade deadline. Tampa Bay has dropped nine of 10 after losing to Seattle 5-4 on Sunday. Brewers get INF Brad Miller from Rays for 1B/OF Ji-Man Choi MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired infielder Brad Miller from Tampa Bay for first base man/outfielder Ji-Man Choi and will receive more than $2.2 million from the Rays as part of the trade. The NL Central-leading Brewers made the deal Sunday and assigned Miller to Triple-A Colorado Springs. He was cut by Tampa Bay on Thursday. Tampa Bay will send Milwaukee $2,209,677 as part of the trade, which will offset all but $500,000 of the $2,709,677 remaining in Millers $4.5 million salary this year. The 28-year-old Miller was hitting .256 with five home runs and 21 RBIs in 48 games for the Rays. Mostly a shortstop, he has started at every position in the majors except catcher and pitcher. Miller hit 30 home runs for the Rays in 2016, but dipped to just nine last year. The 27-year-old Choi hit .233 with two homers and five RBIs in 12 games for Milwaukee. He gets a salary of $850,000 while in the major leagues and $250,000 while in the minors. Telemundo hopes viewers like World Cup better in Spanish NEW YORK (AP) Andres Cantor screamed Goal! for 38 seconds, four fortissimo shrieks of shock, elation and hysteria that exceeded even the usual volcanic standard set by the Pavarotti of the pitch. Getting ready to broadcast its first World Cup, Telemundo hopes his huge-capacity lungs persuade American viewers that soccer is better in Spanish. I never time myself, the five-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster said. If I can have three new people watch soccer because they have this crazy announcer that goes nuts when a goal is scored and thats what they think about, but theyre watching the game, Im happy for the game. Alongside with the competition on the field will be the battle for American viewers of an audience likely to shrink because of earlier U.S. kickoff times than four years ago and because this will be the first World Cup since 1986 that wont have a United States team competing. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC averaged 3.5 million viewers for 48 group-stage games four years ago, boosted by a 13.4 million average for the three first-round games involving the Americans. Fox acquired U.S. English-language television rights for three World Cups starting with this years championship in Russia and hired mostly American commentators to differentiate itself from the mostly British voices employed in 2010 and 2014 by ESPN, which broadcast the last six tournaments. Telemundo, part of Comcast Corp.s NBCUniversal Inc., took over U.S. Spanish-language rights from Univision, where Cantor called World Cups in 1990, and before switching networks. Its disingenuous for us or anybody to say that it doesnt matter that the U.S. isnt there, said Fox analyst Alexi Lalas, who worked three World Cups for ESPN before switching in December 2014. Having said that, as the biggest party in the world, I think its going to overtake some people, and I think people are going to be introduced to teams that maybe they wouldnt, to players they wouldnt and theyre going to exposed to stories that maybe they wouldnt. Fox is planning more than 320 hours of broadcast television and over 1,000 hours including digital, according to David Neal, the networks World Cup executive producer. SCOREBOARD TUESDAY EVENING JUNE 12, 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) The Bachelorette Becca takes six men on a spa date. (N) (DVS) (:01) The Last Defense News at 11Jimmy Kimmel Live 4-IND 4 4 4News4JAX at 6PMNews4JAXEnt. 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Moroccan jibes at projections from the United States-Canada-Mexico bid came when leaders of the rival campaigns met voters from five of FIFAs six continental groups. There is lots of uncertainty, Morocco Football Federation president Fouzi Lekjaa said of the detail in North American pledges of $14.3 billion revenue for FIFA. That doesnt correspond either to historical facts or future extrapolation, its an exercise that goes beyond that, Lekjaa said in French. Money will not be the only factor on the minds of up to 206 expected FIFA member federations who can vote on Wednesday in Moscow. Still, a FIFA-appointed panel assessing the two candidates already noted the significantly higher number than Moroccos projected income of $7.2 billion for footballs governing body from a 48-team tournament. Moroccos counterattack is that $5 billion pure profit for FIFA would be a World Cup record. We do not blush when we propose that, Morocco tourism minister Lamia Boutaleb said in an impassioned speech to 53 African voters in a Moscow hotel conference center. The Moroccan bid team took to the stage at a Confederation for African Football (CAF) meeting minutes after the North Americans presented their plan to what shaped as its most hostile audience of the day. We have shown the best we have to offer to all the FIFA members, Decio de Maria, the Mexico federation president, said. Though the American team was met with just polite applause, and no follow-up questions, it still hopes for African votes on Wednesday. NBACasey agrees to coach Pistons By LARRY LAGEAssociated PressDETROIT Dwane Casey did not stay out of the NBA for long. A month after being fired by the Toronto Raptors, Casey agreed to a five-year deal to become head coach of the Detroit Pistons, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Monday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move, which was first reported by ESPN. Casey led Toronto to a franchise-record 59 wins this year and helped them earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time. The NBA coach of the year finalist was fired shortly after Toronto was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers with one year remaining on a three-year, $18 million dollar extension. He was 320238 in seven seasons and is Torontos winningest coach. Detroit has been looking for a coach for more than month since firing Stan Van Gundy, who was also its president of basketball operations. Michigan coach John Beilein was a finalist for the job before withdrawing his name from consideration last week and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ime Udoka also was a candidate. With the Pistons, Casey has a lot of work to do. The Pistons have made the playoffs only once in nine years after advancing at least to the Eastern Conference finals six straight years, winning the 2004 NBA title and falling a victory short of repeating as champions in 2005. They do not appear to have much flexibility to make significant changes this offseason. Detroit acquired Blake Griffin in a blockbuster trade this past season. like Braxton Abbott, have already turned heads, showing glimpses of potential. Columbia loses some top talent like Zion James and Curtis entering next season but the team is confident it can build on last years outstanding campaign. We dont believe in rebuilding anymore, Whittington said. We reload. This weekends challenge begins early for the Tigers, stuck in the same pool with Crusader (Louisiana), another strong contender. Win or lose, Columbia hopes to use this event as another evaluation moving ahead toward the winter season. Getting your butt kicked really does help, Ross, a state qualifier, said. My freshman year I had Chace (Curtis) beating crap out of me everyday. Thats how you become a better wrestler break em down to build them back up Theres some days I get the crap beaten out of me. But I enjoy that, because it means I have room for improvement. As intense as the competition is, it wont be all business in New Orleans. The team will again take sight-seeing trips after each days action is over. At least a dozen Columbia parents are also slated to join the team on the road this weekend. Its just good to see how far youve progressed, Thompson said of the tournament. But its about having fun too. Were going to New Orleans as a team. Columbia aims to start strong in pool play on Saturday and do well enough to reach the 16-team championship bracket on Sunday. We will be wrestling on Sunday because we expect to place in the Top-15, Whittington added. Were not going home early, I guarantee it. JAZZ TOWN Continued From 1BSerena being out for the last couple of years has left the door ajar. And theres been a few young ladies that have come through and had some victories, said Haleps coach, Darren Cahill. Over the next two or three years, weve got a lot of strength and depth in the womens game. Halep was a first-time major champion, as were Caroline Wozniacki (2018 Australian Open), Stephens (2017 U.S. Open) and Jelena Ostapenko (2017 French Open). We start to believe that anyone can win it, Halep said. In Mondays rankings, Nadal is No. 1, Federer is No. 2. And at Wimbledon, where play begins July 2, well find out whether Rafa and Roger can keep figuring out how to successfully fight against the watch. WATCHContinued From 1B B2
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your desire to be unique can lead to lofty ideas that will end up being way too expensive or cause a rift with someone you share expenses with. Look for opportunities that are reasonable. Bring in cash; dont dole it out. LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 3B CIPHER DEAR ABBY: Im turning 17 and live with my dad and his girlfriend. ey have broken up four times, causing my dad and me to retreat to the basement where we live the peaceful, happy life we did before he met her. When they rst started dating, she was very nice, and I liked her. However, because my mom is gone, she decided to assume the role of mother aer they moved in together. I dont think she has the right to make decisions about me just because I no longer have a mother. Dad has told me repeatedly that he doesnt want to continue a relationship with her, but she always manipulates him into getting back together. She treats him terribly, and it breaks my heart. I know he deserves better. His personality changes when hes with her. He gets mean and blames their problems on me because thats what she does. I know Im not responsible for this situation, but she makes me feel that way. I need stability, and I just want my dad back. What should I do? -TEEN IN TURMOIL DEAR TEEN: Whats going on is not your fault. You should not assume responsibility for their problems because you cant x them. Talk with your father about how you are being made to feel. at he and this woman have broken up four times should have given him a clue that his relationship with her isnt a healthy one -for him or for you. Your father is the adult in the family, and it is up to him to deal with this -not you. Hiding in the basement isnt the answer. DEAR ABBY: I have been having boundary issues with my neighbors and their children. We have dierent parenting styles. ey are hands-o, freerange parents. I keep an eye on my daughter. eyre all around the age of 5. Problem is, every time I take my daughter outside their two children immediately run over to play with her. Im seven months pregnant, and I do not want to be the neighborhood baby sitter! If any of those kids runs toward the road, I cant chase them down. I dont want to send my daughter to their yard to play because they have a pool, my daughter doesnt know how to swim and no one watches these kids. I feel like a prisoner in my own home. Id like to enjoy the nice weather alone with my daughter once in a while. She loves playing with them, but they just want to play with her toys -not her -and it almost always ends up with her in tears. What can I do? -TEARS IN CONNECTICUT DEAR TEARS: Talk to the parents! Explain that you would like to spend time outdoors with your little girl, and you are not prepared to watch their children. You should also mention that when their children run over to play, its not with your daughter but with her toys, which hurts her feelings. P.S. If your neighbors pool is not fenced and any of the neighborhood children should fall in, the legal liability would be theirs. ere is something known as an attractive nuisance. An unsecured swimming pool would be an example. Abigail Van Burenwww.dearabby.com Dads rocky relationship makes life a bumpy ride 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 12: Singer Vic Damone is 88. Actor-singer Jim Nabors is 86. Jazz musician Chick Corea is 75. Singer Len Barry is 74. Singer John Wetton of Asia and of King Crimson is 67. Drummer Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick is 65. Country singer-guitarist Junior Brown is 64. Actor Timothy Busfield is 59. Singer Meredith Brooks is 58. Accordionist-keyboardist John Linnell of They Might Be Giants is 57. Rapper Grandmaster Dee of Whodini is 54. Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is 39. 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4B TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTERClassi ed Department 755-5440 CLASSIFIEDLAKE CITY REPORTER ADVANTAGETake ADvantage of the Reporter Classifieds!755-5440 Temporary Farm Workers Verifiable Prior Experience of 3 months or 480 hours is required. 3/15/18 12/15/18 (776368) and 6/20/18 12/15/18 (824298) at 78 Acres, LLC in Smithsburg, MD. Workers will be planting, cultivating and harvesting fruits and vegetables. Wage rate is $12.05 per hour. Work week is 39 hours, 6 days per week, o f workdays guaranteed per 2 0 CFR 655.122 (i). Transportation and subsistence expenses reimbursed after 50% of contract completed. Work tools supplied. Group housing provided for non-local workers. 13 job openings available; all positions are temporary (seasonal). Apply for this job at your State Workforce Agency using job listing: 776368 and/or 824298. 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 APARTMENT MAINTENANCE Need reliable worker with A/C, electric and plumbing exp. Pa y depends on exp. Some benefits 386-961-0244 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 columbia.com/open-position 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 a.com/open-positions.html#op143727-quality-controlDFW / 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 Patti Taylor 623-6896 MLS100038 4/5.5, upgrades, new roof, 2 new AC's, windows, flooring, ext & int paint, and more! Coldwell Banker-Bishop Sherr y Ratliff 365-8414 MLS100226 4/2 mfg home in Deer Cree k S/D, new metal roof & A/C excellently maintained $129,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS100887 3/2, solid surface kit, lg screened back porch, 2 ca r garage $256,500 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Elaine Tolar 365-1548 MLS100918 3/2 in Mayfair, split floor plan, open kit to living area $199,900 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 email@example.com PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN HALL MEETING County Commissioner District III Bucky Nash invites all citizens to attend a town hall meeting to discuss the County's road infrastructure. The meeting will be held on June 12, 6pm at the Westside Community Center located at 431 SW Birley Ave., Lake City, FL 430766 May 29, 30, 31, 2018 June 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 2 0 1 8 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 www.columbiasheriff.org or picked up between 8-5 Mon-Fri at the CCSO Operations Center located at 4917 U.S. Hwy 90 East, Lake City, Florida. Position will remain open until filled. The CCSO is an EEO Employer. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100366 2/2, huge great rm, & front porch, on 2 lots back yard overlooking Sante Fe River. $129,300 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100938 3.08ac & custom home, screened balcony & patio area, workshop, carport & shed. $199,000 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS100679 $399,900 3/3 lake front home, 2 master suites, chef's dream kitchen Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS100838 $320,000 2story 3/2 on 4.2 ac, beautiful outdoor entertainment barn w/lg FP & in-ground pool Denise Milligan-Bose Realt y 438-5627 MLS100074 3/2.5 within riding distance of some best known horse farms in Florida. $210,000 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 Jane t Creel 719-0382 MLS100841 New roof in 2017, 12x20 screened back porch w/hot tub, move-in ready $199,000 Hallmark Real Estate Anita Tonetti 697-3780 $121,900 MLS100881 3/2, new BA's, kit, carpet & paint. Mostly fenced & patio is latticed for privacy. Hallmark Real Estate Kale y Dawson 249-3797 $215,000 MLS100926 3/2 on 6.6ac detached garage/studio & grea t outdoor entertainment area. Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100873 Lakefront at Timber Lake 4/2.5 galley style kit, Fla rm w/lg windows, wood deck $280,000 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: JIM'S AUTO SERVICE gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/29/2018, 08:30 am a t 2550 SW MAIN BLVD. LAKE CITY, FL 32025, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. JIM'S AUTO SERVICE reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2007 FORD 1FAFP34N37W231100 1998 FORD 1FDRE14LXWHB64347 2005 KENWORTH 1XKWDB9X65J052975 2005 HYUNDAI KMHDN46D35U174953 434886 June 12, 2018 2BR unfurnished newly renovated Apt. Downtown, W/D hookup, 1st & sec. NO PETS. $600/mo Call 386-755-3456 MAKE EXTRA $$ MONEY $$ The Lake City Reporter, a daily newspaper, seeks Independent Contractor Newspaper Carriers for several motor routes in the city and county. You must be motivated by earning extra money, be an early riser and have reliable transportation. Apply in person during normal business hours.Monday Friday 8am 5pmNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 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. Studio Apt. all utilities including cable. Min. 6 mo lease $580/mo $500/sec dep Martin 386-697-7755 Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100621 $349,000 3/2 in Oak Haven S/D, open floo r plan, customized kit, covered lanai & pool area. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100856 $329,900 4/3 on over 4ac w/inground pool, outbldgs include pool house w/kitchenette & full ba, MIL Ste Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100889 $179,000 New construction, open floo r plan, French door to covered back porch, spacious backyard Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100897 $124,900 2006 Town Homes the "Smith" model in Three Rivers, screened back porch 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. Poole Realty David Mince y 590-0157 MLS100053 4/2 on 4+ac lot in woods, wheelchair accessible, stone front FP, lg walk in closets $132,000 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 David Mince y 590-0157 MLS100469 2/2 move in ready, newer roof, fish pond, fenced pasture, RV cove r w/hookups $169,000 Poole Realty Anita Handy 2085877 MLS100851 $184,900 3/2 dbl pane insulated windows, gas FP, green house, Ranni water heater, eat-in kit. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 17000230CAAXMX DIVISION: FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY R. BRANTLEY; SAMANTHA J. BRANTLEY; THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendant(s). CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on May 16, 2018 in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder fo r cash on July 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (EST), at the Third Floo r of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL. LOT 48, BLOCK A, OF WOODCREST SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 133-136, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS O F COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 139 SW GUTHRIE TERRACE, LAKE CITY, FL 32024 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs an y accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 a t least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated: May 21, 2018 P. DEWITT CASON, CLERK COLUMBIA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ S. Weeks Deputy Clerk 430857 June 5, 12, 2018 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS100659 $33,800 Beautiful lot in Preserve at Laurel Lake IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2017-CA-000238 SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. Plaintiff, -vs.Timothy Aaron Mimbs a/k/a Timothy A. Mimbs a/k/a Timothy Mimbs; Patricia Marie Adams a/k/a Patricia Marie Mimbs a/k/a Patricia M. Adams; Unknown Spouse of Timothy Aaron Mimbs a/k/a Timothy A. Mimbs a/k/a Timothy Mimbs; Unknown Spouse of Patricia Marie Adams a/k/a Patricia Marie Mimbs a/k/a Patricia M. Adams; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who ar e not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2017-CA-000238 of the Circui t Court of the 3rd Judicial Circui t in and for Columbia County, Florida, wherein SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., Plaintiff and Timoth y Aaron Mimbs a/k/a Timothy A. Mimbs a/k/a Timothy Mimbs are defendant(s), I, Clerk o f Court, P. Dewitt Cason, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE COURTROOM ONE OF THE COLUMBIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, LOCATED AT 17 3 HERNANDO AVENUE, LAKE CITY, COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on August 1, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE S W OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN S 2 DEG. 58'37" E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1 A DISTANCE OF 1353.03 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SW OF THE SW SECTION 1; THENCE N 87 DEG. 19'30" E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SW OF SW A DISTANCE OF 771.80 FEET; THENCE S 6 DEG. 40'32" W 256.19 FEET; THENCE S 12 DEG. 21'50" W 101.70 FEET; THENCE S 1 4 DEG. 14'41" W 362.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 75 DEG. 45'19" E 160.00 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF QUAIL HEIGHTS BOULEVARD; THENCE S 14 DEG. 14'41" W ALONG SAID WEST LINE, QUAIL HEIGHTS BOULEVARD 125.00 FEET; THENCE N 75 DEG. 45'19" W 160.00 FEET; THENCE N 14 DEG. 14'41" E 125.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to th e provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if th e time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; i f you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. P. Dewitt Cason CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Columbia County, Florida June 1, 2018 /s/ S. Weeks DEPUTY CLERK 433467 June 12, 19, 2018 PUBLIC NOTICE: Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 260-foot self-support communications tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is 1034 SW CR 138, FortWhite, Columbia County, FL 32038, Lat: 29-5109.30, Long: 82-39-26.61. Th e Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is A1099047. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS Interested persons may review the application (www.fcc.gov/asr/applications) by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns ma y be raised by filing a Request fo r Environmental Review (www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest) and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a pape r copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Stree t SW, Washington, DC 20554. 434618 June 12, 2018 Estate Auctions: Fri June 15 @ 6:30pm. High Springs, FL Hw y 27N auctionzip.com #20822 Mah, Oak, Vict furn, Primitives, 3 guitars, crocks, gold/costume jewelry, sterling, coins, glassware, tools, mower, Dali prints, 10% B.P. C. Red Williams AU437/AB3447 352-258-0604 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 TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 5B Classi ed Department 755-5440 TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018CLASSIFIED LAKE CITY REPORTER5B 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 $199,000 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100973 3.7ac & 2006 mfg 3/2 btwn High Springs & Ft White, near Rum Island Springs $97,900 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100669 $30,000 Camping lot on Sante Fe, walking dist to public boat ramp, Fort White. Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100502 Santa Fe Riverfront, well, septic & power. River Run Rd, Branford $129,000 Country Rivers Realty, LLC 497-3305 MLS100902 .94ac lo t in Three Rivers, older SWMH, well, septic & power. California Terrace, Ft White. $19,500 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99190 $389,000 4/3.5 perfect for entertaining, w/chef's kit, upstairs bonus room on 5 acres. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS99915 3/2 w/updated kit, huge utility room all on beautiful creek-front 1.701ac lo t $129,900 Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS96294 2+ac commercial tract just west of I75/US90 w/2 entrances in shopping p laza. Daniel Crapps Agency 3973002 MLS98278 $164,500 Lg road-to-road corner lot, 1900 2story Victorian style bldg perfect for office & living qrts. 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 www.landnfl.com Denise Milligan-Bose Realt y 438-5627 MLS97867 $265,000 4/3 upscale home in gated community, custom cabinets & sold oak stairway. Denise Milligan-Bose Realt y 438-5627 MLS100711 $17,500 .85ac partially wooded homesie in MH communit y w/both septic & power pole. United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS101075 3/2.5 river house right off Suwannee River, FP, vaulted ceilings. $169,000 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS99612 3/2 in town, fenced backyard & 2 ca r garage. $167,777 United Country, Dicks Realt y 752-8585 MLS100946 3/2 DWMH on .78ac, 2 wells & 3 septics & 2 power poles, 2 utility sheds close to town. 2/1.5 24'x54' DWMH on 2ac West LC, well, 2 septic, wash shed $62,200 386-623-4346 Hallmark Real Estate Paula Lawrence 623-1973 MLS98013 Extra lg commercial bldg, 2 additional lg bldgs on .97ac, fenced with drive-thru gates. Hallmark Real Estate Tanya Shaffer 397-4766 MLS98872 1351sf office in city limits, CG zoning on corner lot, recentl y updated. $195,000 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, $124,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS99104 Lg addisiton fam rm, BR added on, wrkshp, lg pool, chicken coop, barn and more. $95,000 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS100726 2/1.5 SWMH w/addition on back, 10.14ac, multiple outbldgs, fenced, $67,900 Jackie Taylor & Associates Realty 752-4663 MLS101005 4/2 on 10ac, FP, lg back porch, fenced and cross fenced, lg oaks $154,900 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 MLS100140 $35,000 5 ac parcel, underground utilities, corner lot abundant wildlife. Remax, Missy Zecher 6230237 MLS100650 $749,000 Prime Commercial property on US 90 w/approx. 250' hw y frontage, 1.4 mi from I-75 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. www.LandOwnerFinancing.com 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 www.Landownerfinancin g .com Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100729 $218,900 3/2.5 w/island kit, scr'd bac k porch, small picket fenced are off back & 2 storage sheds. Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS100874 $215,000 4/2 on corner lot, FP in dining, screened & tiled back porch w/hot tub & grilling patio Remax, Pam Beauchamp 3032505 MLS99806 $129,900 3/2 84' on river, open floor plan, FP, deck overlooking Suwannee River, patio & grilling areas Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 MLS96509 $895,000 working poultry & cattle operation on 160ac, w/hay barn, compost & equip shelter, 3/2 DWMH. Poole Realty Kellie Shirah 2083847 MLS98463 $163,900 3/2, new stainless appliances, bonus rm off kit, 16x36 covered back porch. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS100959 $69,700 2/1 cottage in LC fenced, patio, new metal roof. Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99616 $298,900 2/2 river house on Suwannee, wraparound porch Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99617 1/1 cottage on Suwannee River, kitchenette. $98,900 Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99999 $439,9001 4BR/3BA 3057hsf Rockford Realty Group, Debi Bennefield 288-1208/Scot t Stewart 867-3498 MLS99218 $83,900 7.5ac lot in Rose Creek Plantation. follow him everywhere has the feel of the old Tiger. Someone who saw Woods practicing at Shinnecock last month described his ball striking as mouthwatering, and Woods himself says hes hitting it as well as he can remember. Something, though, is missing. So far this isnt the Tiger of old in the most important way imaginable for the greatest player of his time he isnt winning. It might be age Woods is in great shape for 42 but the noticeably thinning hair gives away the fact hes been playing professional golf for the better part of a quarter century and the nerves might not be what they once were. It might be something psychological, though Woods keeps his inner thoughts so close that no one really knows what goes on inside his head. It might be that players dont lie down in front of him anymore, or that many are too young to even understand just what Tigermania once was. Or it might just be and this Tiger fans can only hope for that this truly is a process and the best may yet be to come this week as an Open as important for his career as any since his win in 2008 at Torrey Pines unfolds on Long Island. Woods himself gives away few clues to suggest what might unfold at Shinnecock. In his mind hes always just a few putts away from a great round, or one great round away from winning. I felt good on basically every facet of the game, and its weird, not to really mishit a shot today and only shoot 3-under par is just weird, because I played much better than that, Woods said at the Players Championship. Ive hit it good enough to be right up next to that lead. If I just putt normal, Im right there, Woods said at Wells Fargo, where he never cracked the top 30 in four days. Dont bother calling in the shrinks because Woods has always been somewhat in denial when parts of his magical game desert him. Its what helps fuel him for the next day, and gets him up for the next challenge. But theres wistful thinking, and then theres reality. And the reality is, Woods has floundered pretty much every time hes gotten near the top of the leaderboard over the last few months. A tee shot into the water at Honda, another tee shot OB at Bay Hill. Three greens missed from the short grass with a wedge in his hands on Sunday at the Players. The old Tiger didnt make mistakes like that. The old Tiger was so laser focused he could almost will the ball into the hole and did on the 18th green at Torrey Pines to force a playoff in 2008. And surely the old Tiger wouldnt hit an iron off the 18th tee in Tampa when he needed birdie after closing to within a shot of the lead in his final round. So now Woods looks for a breakthrough in a tournament he has won three times. Hell try for it on a golf course where he finished 10-over and 14 shots behind winner Retief Goosen the last time the Open was at Shinnecock in 2004. Massive crowds will follow him, and they will be as loud as they are supportive. No one moves the needle in golf like Woods, even when its been 10 years since he won a major and five years since he won anything other than a putting contest in his backyard golf compound in Florida. And, aside from his runner-up finish in Tampa, he hasnt finished within six shots of the lead all year. Yes, Woods has tested his game and it looks great for the most part. Hes also tested his ability to find a way to win, and that doesnt look great for the most part. Could he contend, and even possibly win at Shinnecock Hills? Yes, but only if he can somehow figure out what is holding him back. Unfortunately for Woods, a punishing U.S. Open may not be the best place to find something thats been missing for so long. WOODSContinued From 1B 6U A team wins district, headed to state tourneyMason Sparks received the game ball from umpires after the district championship win over Union County for his outfield hit sealed the win in Live Oak. COURTESY PHOTOS District champions 6U team is pictured below posing after the 23-13 win to claim the title.They begin the state tournament in Oviedo on June 27. The A Tigers are 11-0. Michael Lumpkin (above) heads to second base during the championship game versus Union Co. Lake Citys 6U A went undefeated a week ago knocking off Santa Fe (20-5), Chiefland (18-7), Lake City B-Team (15-4) and Union County (18-14). The Tigers followed up with a district championship win this past weekend. B5
6B T UESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER Tigers make noise at Goodwill Games PHOTOS BY ERIC JACKSON/Lake City ReporterColumbias summer basketball team competed in the annual Goodwill Games at Richardson Community Center this past weekend.. LEFT: Shooting guard Kenney Gaines looks for an open teammate against Cedar Key. RIGHT: Point guard Darien Jones runs the floor during the matchup. Jones finished with a team-high 20 points in the blowout win over Cedar Key. Columbia big man DAndre Jefferson (above) absorbs contact as he looks to score Saturday. Columbia head coach Steve Faulkner speaks with his team during a break in the action. MIDDLE: Diamonte Jones defends the perimeter Saturday afternoon. BELOW: Darian Mayo drives to the basket against Cedar Key at Richardson Community Center this past weekend. Columbias Maleak Miller steals and scores on a fastbreak Saturday. Miller is one of several key returners for Columbia next season. RIGHT: J.V. guard Doreyon Taylor takes a breath before shooting a free throw. B6