The Lake City reporter

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The Lake City reporter
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Lake City reporter (Lake City, Fla. 1967)
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Lake City, FL
Community Newspapers Inc., Todd Wilson - Publisher
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May 23, 1884
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Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
Weekly[ FORMER 1967-<1968>]
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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See 1DBackroom antics alleged in attorneys dismissal SCHOOL BOARD Tigers topple top-tier foeOBRIENCannabis church growing like weedBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comThe First Cannabis Church of Florida, declared a first in the state by its founder, sits on 10 remote acres in OBrien but its leadership is on the lookout for nearer, greener pastures to grow its community gardens. Just outside Branford, the rural acreage currently serves as the church headquarters, though its largely a gardening outfit where Pastor Markana, or Markie, Smith raises free range chickens, horses, rabbits and occasionally holds a small barbecue for a congregation get-together. Founded on April 20, 2015, with 30 local and 200 international members, Smith is now looking for a brick and mortar building to better establish her church in the area and continue its mission. We want to help feed local people, we want to bring unity to the community, Smith said. We would really like to have a building in Lake City that has a little bit of land with it so we could do that from there. Since there is no physical structure that serves as the FCF sanctuary, most meetings are held remotely, either online or by phone. The church has an active online presence through social media and video sharing sites, and conducts most of its fundraising and organizational efforts through its website, The organization is listed as an active not for profit by the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations. A First Cannabis Church of Florida member card bears an invitation and two brief lines summarizing its beliefs: We believe in good, come and grow with us. We welcome members from all non-violent religions. Smith, an ordained minister, Marijuana a sacrament for Suwannee congregation.COURTESY IMAGES BY BCColumbia running back Kylen Callum weaves around IMG Academy defenders during the Kickoff Classic Friday night. The Tigers beat the preseason No.1 rated team in the country, 33-30, in Bradenton, but it wasnt nearly as close as it sounds. Full coverage in Sports. Competing firm was solicited by board member, says Norris. By CARL MCKINNEYcmckinney@lakecityreporter.comThe law firm in negotiations to represent the Columbia County School Board benefited from a culture of backroom politics, says the attorney ousted from the position, who suspects a board member leaked a confidential document to the competition. The firm Douglas & Carter won a legal services contract with the School Board on Tuesday for a second time. Board members voted to rescind their first offer to the firm earlier this year, after then-outgoing attorney Guy Norris raised complaints about the selection process. Norris spoke out again Friday afternoon, criticizing the lack of public discussion about the decision to replace him and behindthe-scenes dealings that he said included the leak of his renewal proposal. I dont want this kind of backroom politics to happen to anyone else, he said. Vernon Douglas, founding partner of Douglas & Carter, dismissed claims of backroom dealings in the hiring of his firm. Were honored they have offered us to represent them, Douglas said. We will save the School Board money. Norris submitted a renewal proposal in April, before his contract ran out at the end of June. The document was not boilerplate, he said, but an original draft from his firm, Norris & Norris. COREY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterWe believe in good, says the church motto, come and grow with us. CANNABIS continued on 8A Early voting starts 2A Norris ATTORNEY continued on 6A 3rd party politics now in play hereBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comThe countys first official third party in years was established by two Lake City twenty-somethings looking to formalize their discontent with the two-party system and open the first local Libertarian party chapter. Nick Blanton and Davie Parrish, both 27, want less government and more individual liberties, and they want candidates on ballots locally who represent that. After organizing the party roughly five months ago, candidates and voters can now register as Libertarians with the Libertarian Party of Columbia County. Although it will have limited official impact on THIRD continued on 3A A3


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Please call 386-755-5445 to report any problems with your delivery service. In Columbia County, customers should call before 10:30 a.m. to report a service error for same day re-delivery. After 10:30 a.m., next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. In all other counties where home delivery is available, next day re-delivery or service related credits will be issued. Circulation ............... 755-5445 ( delivery rates(TuesdayFriday and Sunday) 12 Weeks ................... $26.32 24 Weeks ................... $48.79 52 Weeks ................... $83.46Rates include 7% sales tax.Mail rates12 Weeks ................... $41.40 24 Weeks ................... $82.80 52 Weeks .................. $179.40 Lake City Reporter Scripture of the DayFor the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Habakk uk 2:14 (KJV) Itll be a great place if they ever finish it. O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), 1862-1910, UU .S. short st ory writerThought for Today Winning Lottery Numbers Pick 3: (Friday p.m.) 6-1-2 Pick 4: (Friday p.m.) 6-7-8-2 Fantasy 5: (Friday) 7-11-18-30-31 QUICK HITS Submissions The Lake City Reporter accepts photographs and caption information to run at the discretion of the editor. If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to Associate Editor Steve Wilson at See an error? The 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. Thanks for reading. Voter turnout very good on Day 1, says supervisorAlleged meat thief caught StantonBy STEVE WILSONswilson@lakecityreporter.comJarod Pruett, of Lake City, was the very last of 544 voters who took advantage of the first day of early voting at the Lake City polling place in Columbia County on Saturday. I like to vote the first opportunity I get, Pruett said as he left the polling place at about 6 p.m. With the Lake City turnout, and an additional 177 voters reported for early voting in Fort White, Supervisor of Elections Liz Horne said she was pleased with how the first day went. Everything went great with the equipment, she said as the polls closed. Fort White went great too. That was a good number for them. Horne said that early voting, which continues from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day through Saturday, August 25, offers benefits to area voters. The primary is set for August 28, and numerous supporters of various local candidates lined U.S. 90 outside the Supervisors of Elections polling place in Lake City, as well as its counterpart at the Fort White Community Center. Early voting began in Columbia County in 2004. They can come in at their convenience, Horne said, adding that the county also offers vote by mail, which particularly benefits elderly voters. Another feature is Kids Vote, which is taking place for the third time this election cycle, having started in 2014. In addition to encouraging kids to go along when their parents vote, it introduces kids to the voting process. Issues decided by Kids Vote, with ballots marked in crayon, include the best ice cream flavor, their favorite superhero, whether swimming or riding a bike is more fun, their favorite sport to watch, how old they are, what is their favorite holiday, and perhaps most importantly, for or against school lasting all summer. I think we had 25 kids or more voting, Horne said. For more information visit www.votecolumbia. com. COREY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterCandidates and supporters line up along UU .S. 90 by the Super visor of Elections office on Saturday, the first day of early voting for the August 28 primary.EARLY VOTINGBy COREY ARWOODcarwood@lakecityreporter.comA Lake City man stole a television from a hotel lobby one day, meat from a discount store the next and then more meat the following day from a local grocery store, including a rack of ribs stuffed under his clothes, LCPD said. Scott Matthew Stanton, 44, of NE Washington St., was arrested Tuesday on three grand theft and two retail theft charges and placed in Columbia County Jail on $35,000 bond, jail records show. A Lake City Police Department news release titled Serial Thief Caught detailed the three day inter-agency operation between Columbia County Sheriffs Office and LCPD to catch Stanton after the initial television theft at a Hampton Inn early morning on Aug. 11. Around 4 a.m., hotel video surveillance captured Stanton as he entered the front lobby and removed a 43-inch television from the wall, got in his vehicle and left, according to LCPD. It said later that day Stanton was spotted at a local CVS Pharmacy snagging a gift bag, and filling it with items. The following day, Monday, Aug. 12, Stanton hit a Dollar General on Bascom Norris Drive and with a laundry basket filled with meat left through an emergency exit, the report said. Then on Tuesday, Aug. 13, Stanton reportedly went to Aldi for more meat including a rack of ribs he stuffed into his clothes and walked out with, the LCPD report said. Stanton was apprehended Tuesday in the Lake City Saveway Supermarket restroom hiding behind boxes while both CCSO and LCPD forces gathered at the building, according to the report. Both departments were independently investigating Stantons string of thefts, although Stanton insisted he was not the perpetrator. During an interview, Stanton insisted he had not committed the thefts, despite being shown camera images of him committing them, LCPD Public Information Officer Mike Lee said in the report. STEVE WILSON/Lake City ReporterRough weather in Fort WhiteOn Saturday Fort White mayor-elect Ronnie Frazier surveys a pile of wood debris, which he helped gather, following thunderstorms and damaging winds that came through the area at approximately 4:45 p.m. the previous day. Every time you have a bad storm trees fall on power lines here, Frazier noted, adding that neighbors there in the Hollingsworth Estates neighborhood told him they heard a rolling barrel sound. He added that he would like to see, as mayor, upgrades to power lines in the community.


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We support individual rights, we believe the constitution states you are free, and as long as you are not hurting anyone why should it matter what youre doing, Blanton said. He said those beliefs make them more socially liberal, yet they are conservative concerning money matters. We believe in less spending, less taxes, budgets, I mean you need to stick to a budget, Blanton said. We are conservative fiscally. They host meetings one Sunday a month at Halpatter Brewery and are active on social media publishing content that outlines their stances. There theyve detailed their positions on Second Amendment rights, which they strongly support, and until recently largely focused on national and state politics. But as city and county elections draw near, theyve set their sights on local races and have held talks and debates with county commission candidates, and published detailed slides of campaign finance reports. Weve met with four different county commissioner candidates that have come out and met with us, Blanton said. Parrish collected the finance information from county websites after they were approached by residents with those concerns at their meetings. Blanton said so far interest in the party has been varied. Weve had a strong mix actually, weve had people of all ages stop and talk to us, Blanton said. Were very open to the public anyone is welcome to a meeting. In the spring they reached out to the Columbia County Supervisor of Elections Office and took the necessary steps to get the Columbia County Libertarian Party officially chartered. Blanton and Parrish are from Columbia County and graduated from Fort White and Columbia High schools, respectively, in 2009. Blanton is a fuel technician at a local aviation company, where hes worked since 2010, and Parrish is employed at a local custom trailer design company. Both are married with families in Lake City. Were working class guys, Blanton said. I just think that more people need to be involved I think thats one of the big issues that we have is people arent involved theyre apathetic to politics, which I understand, I do. Weve all been there. You cant fix it if youre not involved. He said the Libertarian Party of Florida reached out to them last year as part of its Operation First Step to get Libertarian candidates on ballots statewide and they agreed to lead the initiative in Columbia County. From there they met with regional representatives, and neighboring party chapters before forming the local chapter charter, bylaws and constitution needed to establish a third party in the county. Its not that complicated, the issue we ran into is were the first third party to be established in Columbia County in years, Blanton said. The Supervisor of Elections here in Columbia County was great, they worked with us...they were very helpful. Blanton and Parrish now form the local Libertarian executive committee as vice-chair and chairman, respectively. Blanton said it was the largest third party in the country, and had more members in Florida than any other state. I think that Americans as a whole right now are very disenchanted with the two-party system, Blanton said. I dont think the Democrats or the Republicans are meeting the needs or the wants of the people. I think a lot of people are Libertarian without realizing theyre Libertarian. Publix at work for HabitatBy STEVE WILSONswilson@lakecityreporter.comMonty Stephens, chairman of Habitat for Humanity of Lake City/Columbia County, was hard at work on Saturday at the Habitat worksite. We think this house will be here for a long time, he said about the home being built at 268 NW Ethelind Court. On that day, a group of employees from Publix in Lake City were on hand volunteering, installing concrete siding on the exterior of the home. They worked alongside Habitat homeowner Christina Fees, who has two daughters, Chloe, 12, and Cali, 9. The volunteer day was set to run from 8 a.m. to noon. With two separate siding crews working on the front and the back of the house, Stephens said the goal was to get the siding installed up to the roofline of the house. Were trying to beat the crew out front, he said. Habitat for Humanity of Lake City/Columbia County is a local affiliate of Atlanta-based Habitat for Humanity International, which was founded in Americus, Georgia in 1976 by the late Millard Fuller, and his wife, Linda. A non-profit Christian based housing ministry, Habitat works in partnership to provide families with affordable housing. Habitat houses are built with volunteer labor and sold to the families on a no-interest basis, who also have to provide sweat equity hours on the construction of their homes. In the case of this affiliate, this is 350 hours. Stephens noted that this project represented the first time for this affiliate, that a single grant has covered the cost of an entire Habitat house. Weve got the Publix crew out here and theyre working hard, he said, adding that many local individuals a have provided financial and volunteer support. Were appreciative beyond belief. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Lake City/Columbia County visit To learn about HFHI visit WILSON/Lake City Reporter UU sing a pneumatic nail gun, Habita t for Humanity home owner Christina Dees puts in sweat equity hours, along with volunteer Curtis NN eely installing concrete siding on her new home at 268 NN W E thelind Court on Saturday.


Nearly everyone in America knows what an Amber Alert, also known as a Child Abduction Emergency, is. They stop our hearts and remind us we must all be vigilant each time we see or hear one on our cellphones, TVs, radios, digital road signs or social media. But too few Americans know that the Amber Alert system was named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old Arlington, Texas, girl abducted on Jan. 13, 1996, while riding bikes with her 5-year-old brother. The sole witness to Ambers abduction, 78-year-old retiree Jim Kevil, promptly reported it to police, saying he saw her being forced, screaming, into a black pickup by an adult male. Neighbors, friends and more than 50 police officers and federal agents spent the next four days searching for Amber. On the fifth day, near midnight, her lifeless body was found in a creek 4 miles from the parking lot where she had been abducted. Her throat had been cut. Her family and the entire Dallas-Fort Worth community were heartbroken. Ambers murder remains unsolved. But the grief that overwhelmed a community 22 years ago was channeled in a positive direction. After the slaying, a Dallas mother named Diana Simone suggested to a local radio station that a program be put in place using the Emergency Alert System to notify the public when a child is abducted. If Americans across the country could get early warnings for tornadoes and floods, why not for child kidnappings? Today, the Amber Alert system is used in all 50 states, U.S. territories and 22 other countries. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, as of March, 924 children had been successfully recovered through Amber Alerts. If only we had more stories like this. What began as a local tragedy was transformed into a worldwide effort, using the most advanced technologies available, to better protect our most precious assets: our children. Its perhaps not surprising that this global movement took root in Dallas, where for 30 years, the Dallas Childrens Advocacy Center has held its annual Crimes Against Children Conference. This years event begins Monday. As Facebooks Emily Vacher, a former member of the FBI agency that helps find missing children, writes, the social media company has partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to launch an Amber Alert program to target information including photographs of the missing child to people who are in the search area for the missing child and who might be in the best position to help. Yet, as Vacher clearly recognizes, technology alone is never enough. It takes the tireless efforts of law enforcement to keep these cases open to pursue these partnerships, and to recognize the potential of new innovations to revive old evidence. So, while we give thanks for all those saved in her name, we also hold out hope for a breakthrough in the investigation of Amber Hagermans brutal and senseless murder. As we reported two years ago, on the 20th anniversary of her abduction, while the Amber Alert system may ensure her name wont be forgotten, like so many other missing or murdered children, her case continues to weigh heavily on detectives and her family. Her mother, Donna Williams, said it best at a January 2016 news conference: Amber desperately needs justice.Tony Buzzella has been called our local cake and pie man because of his skill at auctioning off the homemade cakes and pies at the political rallies and making it fun. Tonys a great, multi-talented guy and so funny he can make a dog laugh but if you are a politician in the room when hes the auctioneer, you must be careful of every move you make or Tony will call that a bid and make you happy to buy. For example, if youre a candidate and throw a thumbs up move to a friend across the room, Tony will quickly say, Thank you for that bid of $100. Or if youre an incumbent he may say, How many terms have you been in office? and if the politician says two, Tony will say, We now have a $200 bid on this fine pie. Tony handles all this with such pleasantness and good humor, politicos will buy the pie. They always do. This system backfired on Tony one night at the Mason City speakings. Tony started to sell a pecan pie but was unsure how to pronounce pecan. So he asked the audience, How do you pronounce this nut anyhow? Is it pee-can or pee-kahn? Then Tony decided to take a quick on-the-spot poll from the group, so he said, All who say pee-can raise your hand. But the crowd thought he was up to another cake/pie buying trick so, you guessed it. Nobodys hand went up and nobody moved, thinking any movement might be seen as a bid. Tony, caught in his own trickeration, had a big laugh along with everybody else and all this just added to the fun of the evening. Here were some takeaways from the four political speakings, at Fort White, Lulu, Mason City and the Fairgrounds. flag by everybody present. Just wonderful, the unity of it, and you can bet all those 500 people stand hatless, straight and tall, when our national anthem is played. in largely polite, non-adversarial language, all making fine, well-informed speeches and presenting themselves well and this assured voters we have a fine slate of candidates offering themselves for public service. but powerful opening prayer that touched all the bases and brought out of everyone a resounding AMEN. Margie also has a clever sense of humor. She once said that when somebody asks her age, she replies, two years older than my brother and I WILL lie about his age. And we have some speakings yet to go and more pies and cakes to sell if Tonys there. 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. W e believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community -oriented newspapers. This mission will be 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 writer s name, address and telephone number for verification. W riters can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinions of the writers and not necessarily those 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 F AX: (386) 752 -9400. BY EMAIL: Sunday, August 19, 2018 www.lak 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. W e believe strong newspapers build strong communities -Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community -oriented newspapers. This mission will be 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 OPINION The cake and pie manDallas Morning News If you are a politician in the room when hes the auctioneer, you must be careful of every move you make or Tony will call that a bid and make you happy to buy.Staying alert, 22 years after Ambers deathWhy are autopsy costs spiking?As reported in Fridays Lake City Reporter, the county is suddenly being hit with more than $10,000 a month in additional bills from the Jacksonville Medical Examiners office for autopsies. It is apparently linked to hospice patients now being routinely subjected to post-mortems, the County Commission says, but things are a bit fuzzy beyond that. Wed like some answers. We know that physicians at some facilities are declining to sign off on a cause of death, triggering the legal requirement for these procedures which under such circumstances become the taxpayers burden but that just adds to the mystery. If autopsies are now a medical necessity for individuals already known to be suffering from terminal illnesses, in most cases, an explanation is in order, and soon. County Attorney Joel Foreman is on the case, researching which facilities these referrals are coming from, why, and what can be done under state law about who has to pay. We are looking into the matter as well. Well let you know as soon as we have some real answers. Associated Press TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: In A.D. 14, Caesar Augustus, Romes first emperor, died at age 76 after a reign lasting four decades; he was succeeded by his stepson Tiberius. In 1812, the USS Constitution defeated the British frigate HMS Guerriere off Nova Scotia during the War of 1812, earning the nickname Old Ironsides. In 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces landed at Benedict, Maryland, with the objective of capturing Washington D.C. In 1936, the first of a series of show trials orchestrated by Soviet leader Josef Stalin began in Moscow as 16 defendants faced charges of conspiring against the government (all were convicted and executed). In 1964, The Beatles opened their first full-fledged U.S. tour as they performed at San Franciscos Cow Palace.Too few Americans know that the Amber Alert system was named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old Arlington, Texas, girl abducted on Jan. 13, 1996, while riding bikes with her 5-year-old brother. Morris WilliamsTONY BUZZELLAMorris Williams is a local historian and longtime retired educator.


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The grand prize was sponsored by the Lake City Reporter, Currents magazine and North Florida HomeSeller magazine. The prize was presented by Todd Wilson, publisher. AA lso presen t was Brittany DD unn, sales manager for GSMS DD evelopers owners and developers of The Reserve at Jewel Lake. From left are Lake City Reporter multi-media account executive Jessica DD emers, Wilson, Lake City Reporter AA dver tising DD ir ector Chris Ratliff, Lake City Reporter multi-media account executive Kathy Milligan, Stamper, Editor Robert Bridges, DD unn and Lake Cit y Reporter multi-media account executive Jim Kennedy. ABOVE: Emily Robarts of Lake City was a winner of a gift card to Southern Sisters, in Lake City, presented by Brittany DD unn on behalf of GSMS DD evelopers Robarts was one of several gift card winners from the event. (None of the others could make the photo.) From left are Lake City Reporter multi-media account executive Jessica DD emers, Lake C ity Reporter Publisher Todd Wilson, Lake City Reporter AA dver tising DD ir ector Chris Ratliff, Robarts, Editor Robert Bridges, DD unn, and Lake C ity Reporter multi-media account executives Kathy Milligan and Jim Kennedy. Scott to put $50 million into springsGovernor Rick Scott says more than $450 million has been invested in Floridas springs since 2011 the highest amount of funding for springs under any governor in Florida history. On Thursday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection submitted a plan to the Florida Legislature to invest $50 million in springs restoration from this years budget. When leveraged with funding from local partners, this plan proposes a total investment of nearly $86 million in 35 springs projects during the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers along with Ichetucknee Springs will get at least $7.4 million under the plan. DEPs proposed plan focuses on projects critical for springs restoration, including investing $32 million in sewer and septic projects. Floridas springs are one of our states most pristine natural treasures, which is why Ive fought for record funding, Scott said in a prepared statement. Every dollar that were investing in these projects preserves our iconic springs and helps ensure that we are protecting Floridas entire environment. I will never stop fighting for our springs and waterways. In recent years Florida has made major progress protecting springs, including: springs is more than $450 million, the highest amount of funding under any governor in Floridas history; securing a dedicated source of funding for springs protection; projects implemented thanks to this historic funding will make a direct impact to protect springs and are expected to: Reduce more than 11 million pounds of nitrogen from Floridas springs; Save 339 million gallons per day of water to improve spring flow; Protect more than 10,000 acres of land surrounding springs through strategic acquisitions. The health of Floridas springs is critical to our states environment, economy and communities, said DEP Secretary Noah Valenstein, former head of the Suwannee River Water Management District. Thanks to Governor Scott and the Legislature, we continue to make record investments in projects to protect these amazing natural resources. We look forward to the Legislative Budget Commission approving this restoration plan that will allow us to continue to partner with Floridas water management districts and local communities to protect our springs. From staff reports Ichetucknee, Santa Fe, Suwannee will get $7.4 million from state DEP. Scott Quilt exhibit honors vetsThe Florida Quilt Museum exhibit, In Honor of Those Who Serve: A Patriotic Quilt Exhibit, will hang in the History Room of the Florida Quilt Museum through the end of August. The Florida Quilt Museum, located in downtown historic Trenton at 409 North Main Street, is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free, with donations accepted. A preview of these quilts may be viewed at www. The exhibit also features a Service Members Corner showcasing uniforms and gear from the Revolutionary War thru Desert Storm, including a World War I Army jacket and battlefield helmet. From staff reports


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SU NDAY, AUAU G USUS T 19, 2018 LOCAL L AA KE CIT YY REPORTER 7A New Bethel MBC Celebrates Sesquicentennial The pastor and members of New Bethel MB Church of Lake City, FL, Inc. cordially invite the Lake City/Columbia County community to join us as we conclude the week-long celebration of our 150th Church Anniversary. We give praises to God for allowing us to lead souls to Christ for one hundred fty years. We began our week-long celebration on Sunday, August 12, 2018. We were blessed each night with Spirit Filled worship and praise services through the ecumenical fellowship with various churches throughout the community. Each service was enhanced because of the preaching of each worships gospel messenger. Our Sesquicentennial Banquet was held on Saturday at The National Guard Armory. Our culmination services will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2018, with services at 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The New Bethel Family is in charge of the 11:00 AM service. Our own Pastor Alvin J. Baker is the morning messenger. Our 4:00 PM Sesquicentennial service will conclude our week-long celebration. The Rev. Dr. Tyrone Blue, Pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Gainesville, Florida, along with the First Missionary Baptist Church Family will render our nal Sesquicentennial Anniversary Service. Youre invited to join us during either or both of our nal services. For New Bethel, this is surely a celebration that will be forever sealed in our hearts. 550 NE Martin Luther King Jr. St., Lake City, FL 32055 OBITUARIES Sue Fayola SandlinMrs. Sue Fayola Sandlin, age 76, of Maggie Valley, North Carolina died Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Homestead Health Care Facility, Clyde, N.C. following an extended illness. Mrs. Sandlin was born in Franklin, N.C. and resided in Waynesville, N. C. before moving to Lake City and Branford, Florida. She worked in the medical field in Lake City as a x-ray technician and also as a merchandise manager at Ghost Town in the Sky, North Carolina for many years. She was a wonderful mother/grandmother and an avid member of The Church of Jesus Crist of Latter Day Saints. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ralph Sandlin, Jr. and her parents, Clyde E. and Esta D. Hughes. She is survived by three children, Pamela S. Sutton, Brian K. Sandlin and Willian Christopher Rice: one grandson, Dusty Justice: four great-grandsons, Cash, Levi, Jacob and David. A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Sandlin will be held at 11 A.M. Monday, Aug. 20, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Bishop Richie Miles of the Branford Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Lake City, Florida. Visitation and gathering with the family will be from 10 to 11 A.M. Monday (One hour before services) at GUERRY FUNERAL HOME, 2659 S.W. Main Blvd, Lake City, FloridaWinifred Winni Blanche Smith HartsockWinifred Winni Blanche Smith Hartsock, aged 89, died on June 25, 2018 in her home in Winter Park, Florida. Winni was born June 13, 1929 in Lake City, Florida, to Marcus Clarence Smith and Blanche Carter Smith. She attended schools in Lake City and graduated from Columbia High School in 1947, and was named Best Looking Girl in the class yearbook. She later attended junior college and earned her AA Degree, and then supported herself as a legal secretary. She later moved to Maitland, Florida with her first husband, Richard William Barrett. Her middle-aged and senior years were spent in involvement with the University Club of Winter Park, the Winter Park Womens Club, the Florida House on Capitol Hill, the Morse Museum of Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Town Club of Winter Park, Maitland Presbyterian Church, and other civic endeavors. She had a lifelong love of art and beauty, and was considered a great beauty herself, with her beautiful platinum blonde hair, her wit, and her great sense of style. She and her second husband, Virgil Leroy Hartsock, were instrumental in forming the Stephen Ministry Program at Maitland Presbyterian Church, and also spearheaded the formation of the churchs Memorial Garden. She and Virgil, having married in their senior years, had a great time traveling and volunteering with the church, and enjoyed their last years in their love ly apartment in The Mayflower Senior Retirement Center. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Georgia Eugenia Smith Schenk, her first husband, Richard William Barrett, her stepson, Richard Dwight Barrett, and her second husband, Virgil Leroy Hartsock. She is survived by her two stepdaughters, Lorraine E. Dales and Linda Hartsock-Kegley, both of Orlando, and the following cousins: Patricia Becker Oles of Orlando, Barbara Becker Wilson of Georgia, Charles Becker of California, and Harvey Lee Simpson, Jr. of Georgia, as well as other extended family mem bers and a great many friends in Central Florida and beyond. The family suggests that for those who wish to do so, memo rial gifts In Memory of Winifred Hartsock may be directed to Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 North Orlando Avenue, Maitland, Florida 32751, for the Stephen Ministry Program. Two separate memorial services were held for Mrs. Hartsock in July, 2018, one in The Mayflower Senior Retirement Center and one in the Maitland Presbyterian Church. Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporters classified department at 752-1293. of a formal protest from Norris. In a statement of intent to protest, Norris alleged the board made multiple failures during the process, including non-compliance with Floridas Sunshine Law, failure to consider the minimum qualifications for the contract and impermissible communications with Douglas & Carter. The board retained an attorney to represent it in the protest, but was told it didnt need to go through a bidding process for the contract, Carswell said. The bids were thrown out and the whole process is considered null and void, he said. Carswell said he has no knowledge of any evidence pointing to a board member leaking Norris proposal. But its a moot point, he said. Norris disagreed. I dont believe the superintendent really believes that, he said. The board is legally obligated to hold fair and competitive, regardless of whether it was necessary to bid out the contract in the first place, he said. Once you do one, you have to follow the law, he said. Both in June and when the board voted again to award the contract this month, there was little discussion in the public meetings, Norris said. Finnell, Green and Hudson all voted in favor of hiring Douglas & Carter, but didnt talk about the decision before making it, he said. The public can understand the vote and what occurred, but the public had no sense of the whys or what anybody was thinking, he said. Since the bids were thrown out, the board had no proposal outlining fees or rules of engagement to vote on when it approved negotiations, Norris said. None of that has been disclosed to the public, he said. Nelson said the bidding process started with minimal discussion. Just a comment at the end of a meeting, he said. In the only public discussions about the contract, Nelson said, most of the input came from himself and BradyGiddens. Finnell, Brady-Giddens and Green could not be reached for comment. Nelson said the recent vote left him feeling blindsided. It came up so quick, he said. The board conducted a single interview with Douglas & Carter partners, Nelson said right before the meeting where it awarded the contract in June. The request for contract proposals asked for experience with a school board, but Douglas & Carter admitted it had none, Nelson said. Their only experience was representing people suing the School Board, he said. Norris raised the same issue in his letter of intent to protest the bid. Douglas pointed out that his firm was hired to represent the Hamilton County School Board by unanimous vote in July. Hudson said Douglas & Carter has experience in labor negotiations and family law, both areas relevant to the board. Three attorneys from Douglas & Carter will represent the board for less than what Norris charged, Hudson said, and three more attorneys at the firm are available under the contract. Were getting more for less, he said. Hudson denied knowledge of any leaks to Douglas & Carter. He questioned why Norris didnt raise his issues during the bidding process, when he was still the boards attorney. He never said anything was wrong about this procedure until he didnt get it, Hudson said. Norris job performance had become an issue, and he failed to submit timely bills, Hudson said. The board received bills this year for services rendered two years ago. Some of his work was coming in real slow, Hudson said. Hudson explained why he didnt bring up those points during a public meeting. Sometimes we discuss things and sometimes we dont, he said. I guess nothing prompted it. Norris called Hudsons comments about his performance a red herring. If the School Board members had concerns regarding my work, they could have addressed it with me at the time, he said. They didnt do so. BOARDContinued From 6A


8A SU NDAY, AUAU G UU ST 19, 2018 LOCAL L AA KE CIT YY REPORTER Community Hospice & Palliative Care your Compassionate Guide for many years to come. Thank you from our team CHO 382 7/18 30 LOCAL EMPLOYEES HIRED LAKE CITY AND PALATKA LOCAL VETERANS HONORED 135 LOCAL PATIENTS & SERVED You have a choice when facing advanced illness. For More Information Lake City, FL 32024 386.361.2199 866.253.6681or visit 1-YEAR of care in columbia county. CHO 382 3A 1-Year Anniv. Print Ads 10.625 x 10.5.indd 2 8/8/18 3:19 PM said their ideology was just that. We believe in good, kind of like God, but with the extra o, and our mission is helping people in need, doing good things, Smith said. She said the churchs supporters and donors nationwide have helped them do that since its founding. Our first year we helped a grandmother that had twin babies that were like a year old, Smith said, citing one example of their work. And she was becoming homeless so we helped her find shelter, helped her with food, groceries and a little bit of cash. Though cannabis is in the name, she said the plant was neither grown nor sold at the OBrien property. Still, she is staunch in her advocacy for the plants value and views it should be decriminalized in full. She believes the plant is beneficial, hence its adoption as a symbol for the church, whose mantra is do good. Its not worshipped, grown or sold by the church though it is listed on its legal documents as a holy sacrament. We feel its a holy healing plant if you had to have a religious plant that would be it, Smith said. We dont grow out here, we dont sell, we dont do any of that. We want to help people in need, we want to be a legal church. Thats not our goal is to get stoned. Then she added, Thats part of it, but you know, you gotta be happy. The church might be a first in the state but there are cannabis churches nationwide with worldwide memberships, and her own membership reportedly is likewise made up of a widely varying demographic. She said locally an 80-year-old woman had found a place in her church, and that there are a few lawyers from around the state. Some members are from places like Alabama and Texas, while others hail from even farther away, like Canada, Rome, Paris and even Kenya. Theres a lot of people looking for a religion kind of thing that dont want to join a religion, Smith said. I kind of feel that this is kind of a unity religion that brings people together that wants to just help people. Smiths a 55-year-old grandmother who moved to the area in 1989 with her family and bought the land off 49th Road in 1992. She was a personal care assistant for 20 years. She said it was through a Centers for Disease Control-administered state program and on the job she assisted the elderly and ailing, seeing incidents which she felt marijuana couldve helped. However, a personal tragedy also weighs heavily in her advocacy. Ive been fighting for the rights of the plant for a long time, Smith said. I lost my first son to seizures, and cannabis might have been able to help that. She said Michael died when he was 18 months old. He had seizures when he was born, she said. Thats what started my activism. Smith developed the ideology herself through her own religious search, and it resonates with at least 27 people in the area from varying age groups, ethnicities and socioeconomic classes. I was studying about religion before that, because I really never found a religion that I liked, Smith said. She said her family had differing viewpoints, her mother a Christian, Catholic, her father an atheist, while she was sent to a Baptist church. She said funding and banking difficulties were the main obstacle facing First Cannabis. A membership card to the church costs about $24, and various other items like shirts, mugs and bumper stickers are sold on its website. It contains a vast amount of information about the not-for-profit like its lofty plans for a veterans and homeless village and other ideas for future growth. As another means of raising funds, Smith sells eggs produced by her free range chickens. We would love to grow hemp in the future when were allowed to grow hemp, Smith said. CANNABISContinued From 1AOur first year we helped a grandmother that had twin babies that were like a year old, Smith said, citing one example of the churchs work.Floridas 1st cannabis church is in OBrien Photos by COREY ARWOOD/Lake City ReporterABOVE: Markana Markie Smith, 55, is pastor of The First Cannabis Church of Florida, which she founded AA pril 20, 2015 in OBrien. Shes standing in her 10-acre tract in Suwannee County, which serves as the churchs address, though with no building Smith is looking to Lake City as a future home. LEFT: Smith shows off some free-range eggs sold to raise funds and produced by her free roaming Rhode Island Red, AA meraucana and Buff Orpington chickens. She said proceeds go to the church and its mission to do good locally. Smith said she wants a physical location to house a church building and to grow a community garden for feeding the hungry.


Lake City Reporter SPORTS Sunday, August 19, 2018 ww Section B Story ideas? Contact Eric Jackson or Jordan Kroeger754-0420 Fort White crushes Trenton 27-0CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the ReporterFort White linebacker Mark Connors tackles Trenton fullback Jordan Fulmer during the Kickoff Classic at Arrowhead Stadium Friday night. By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE The Fort White Indians shutout their neighbors from the south, the Trenton Tigers, 27-0, Friday night in the Preseason Kickoff Classic the final dress rehearsal for the upcoming season. The Indians offensive fire power apparently overwhelmed the visiting Tigers, who only mounted one real scoring threat during the contest. Even though the Indians collected a 27-point, blowout win, the home team had five touchdowns 30 points, taken off the board from penalties. The hometown Indians were dominant on both sides of the ball: The offensive line gave Indian signal caller Dylan Blair time to look at multiple down field receivers, while the Indians defense constantly hassled the Tigers ball carriers. When the Tigers were finally able to see a little daylight down field, they were often greeted with jarring hits from the Indians defensive unit. Demetric Jackson, Indians head coach said, quarterback Dylan Blair has got to get more confidence in the teams young receiving corps. Hes got to get some confidence in our guys offensively and be more aggressive with our approach, Jackson said. Our game plan is aggressive, but guys offensively are not coming out aggressive. The Indians turned the ball over on downs for the first possession of the game, but quickly rebounded on the second possession with a one play scoring drive after a Trenton fumble. Blair hit By JENNA FRYERAssociated PressBRISTOL, Tenn. Kurt Busch stole the spotlight from his younger brother Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to grab an overdue short-track victory. Busch won for the first time this season but sixth on the 0.533-mile bullring he once dominated. But that was before younger brother Kyle Busch learned his way around the place, and Kyle Busch has been the master of the Tennessee track. Kyle Busch, winner of seven career Cup races at Bristol, chose the song All I Do Is Win by D.J. Khaled to play as he was introduced before the race. The crowd responded with a thunderous boo, and Kyle Buschs eventful evening was off to a roaring start. Kyle Busch triggered a 15-car accident just two laps into the race. He fell two laps off the pace, came back to race Martin Truex Jr. for second, and moved Truex out the way late in the race. A frustrated Truex kicked his car in anger.Kurt Busch steals spotlight from younger brother Indians trample Tigers in preseason classic Friday night. Fast start for CHSCOURTESY Columbia High varsity volleyball players rally around assistant coaches Heather Benson-Durr and Wayne Andrews during a timeout in a game against Gainesville Eastside played in a tournament at Bell High School Saturday. The Lady Tigers opened the season 2-0 with wins against Oak Hall and Eastside. From staff reportsBELL Columbia Highs varsity volleyball team roared out of the gate Saturday afternoon, winning its first two games of the season in a round-robin tournament at Bell High School. The Lady Tigers defeated Gainesville-Oak Hall and Gainesville Eastside in back-to-back matches Saturday. CHS opened the day against Oak Hall and outlasted the Eagles in five sets for the victory. Columbia won 25-23, 25-23, 10-25, 18-25 and 15-13 to close out the victory. The Lady Tigers jumped out to a strong two-set lead, then allowed Oak Hall to come back and tie the match. Varsity volleyball matches are decided by winning three of five sets. Teams play to 25 and must win by two points. If a fifth set is needed to determine the winner, the teams play to 15 points and the winner must win by two. We jumped out and played really strong and had a good lead, then our Volleyball team opens season with back to back wins. By MARK LONGAssociated PressGAINESVILLE Florida coach Dan Mullen spent his first few months on the job trying to sell the program. First to recruits, then to boosters and students. He used a helicopter to make a splash at high schools. He made headlines by promising a national title at a basketball game and then backed it up repeatedly during a state-wide speaking tour. And he became the most popular guy on campus by running with ROTC members in the mornings and visiting with dozens of fraternities and sororities in the evenings. Mullens goal: Energize a fan base that had grown increasingly restless since he left Gainesville nearly a decade ago. Mullen felt the results were encouraging. But all that preseason groundwork could be for naught if the Gators arent considerably better on the field this fall. Of course, it shouldnt be too difficult to show improvement considering Florida is Mullen hopes to avoid massive swings as the Gators rebuild rf B1


2B SU NDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER SCOREBOARD TV LISTINGSToday AUTO RACING 1 p.m. FS1 IMSA, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, at Alton, Va. 2 p.m. NBCSN IndyCar, ABC Supply 500, at Long Pond, Pa. 2 p.m. FS2 IMSA, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, at Alton, Va. BASEBALL 9 a.m. ESPN Little League World Series, double-elimination game, Seoul (South Korea) vs. Matamoros (Mexico), at Williamsport, Pa. 11 a.m. ESPN Little League World Series, double-elimination game, Staten Island (N.Y.) vs. Houston, at Williamsport, Pa. Noon ESPN2 Junior League World Series, championship game, Taoyuan (Taiwan)Reynosa (Mexico) winner vs. Lufkin (Texas)-Manhattan Beach (Calif.) winner, at Taylor, Mich. 1 p.m. ESPN Little League World Series, double-elimination game, Arraijan (Panama) vs. Kawaguchi (Japan), at Williamsport, Pa. ESPNU American Legion World Series, Massachusetts vs. Delaware, at Shelby, N.C. 2 p.m. ABC Little League World Series, double-elimination game, Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.) vs. Honolulu, at Williamsport, Pa. 4 p.m. ESPNU American Legion World Series, Michigan vs. Idaho, at Shelby, N.C. 7:30 p.m. ESPNU American Legion World Series, Nevada vs. North Carolina, at Shelby BEACH VOLLEYBALL 4:30 p.m. NBC AVP Pro Tour, Manhattan Beach Open, semifinals & finals, at Manhattan Beach, Calif. DRAG RACING Noon FS1 NHRA, Lucas Oil Nationals, qualifying, at Brainerd, Minn. (taped) 2 p.m. FS1 NHRA, Lucas Oil Nationals, finals, at Brainerd, Minn. GOLF 7 a.m. GOLF European PGA Tour, Nordea Masters, final round, at Gothenburg, Sweden 1 p.m. GOLF PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, final round, at Greensboro, N.C. 3 p.m. CBS PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, final round, at Greensboro, N.C. GOLF Champions Tour, Dicks Sporting Goods Open, final round, at Endicott, N.Y. 4:30 p.m. FS1 USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, championship match, at Pebble Beach, Calif. 5 p.m. GOLF LPGA Tour, Indy Women in Tech Championship, final round, at Indianapolis 7 p.m. GOLF Tour, WinCo Foods Portland Open, final round, at North Plains, Ore. GYMNASTICS 8 p.m. NBC U.S. Championships, womens competition, at Boston HORSE RACING 4 p.m. FS2 Saratoga Live, Summer Colony Stakes, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. TBS Toronto at N.Y. Yankees 7 p.m. ESPN N.Y. Mets vs. Philadelphia, at Williamsport, Pa. SOCCER 8:30 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Manchester City vs. Huddersfield Town 11 a.m. NBCSN Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Manchester United 11:55 a.m. ESPNEWS Serie A, Torino vs. AS Roma 7:30 p.m. FS1 MLS, New England at D.C. United SURFING 3 p.m. FOX Red Bull Signature Series, Volcom Pipe Tour, at Oahu. Hawaii (taped) TENNIS 2 p.m. ESPN2 WTA World Tour & U.S. Open Series, Western & Southern Open, womens final, at Cincinnati 4 p.m. ESPN2 ATP World Tour & U.S. Open Series, Western & Southern Open, mens final, at Cincinnati WNBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 Washington at MinnesotaMLB STANDINGSAmerican League East Division W L Pc t GB Bost on 87 36 .707 New Yor k 77 46 .626 10 Tampa Ba y 62 60 .508 24 Tor onto 55 68 .447 32 Baltimore 36 86 .295 50 Cen tral Division W L Pc t GB Cleveland 70 51 .579 Minnesota 58 63 .479 12 Detr oit 50 73 .407 21 Chicago 45 76 .372 25 Kansas C ity 37 85 .303 33 West Division W L Pc t GB Houston 74 48 .607 Oakland 73 49 .598 1 Sea ttle 70 53 .569 4 Los A ngeles 62 62 .500 13 Te xas 55 69 .444 20 National L eague East Division W L Pc t GB Atlan ta 68 53 .562 Philadelphia 68 54 .557 Washingt on 62 61 .504 7 New Yor k 52 69 .430 16 Miami 48 76 .387 21 Cen tral Division W L Pc t GB Chicago 71 50 .587 Milw aukee 68 56 .548 4 St Louis 67 56 .545 5 Pittsbur gh 61 62 .496 11 Cincinna ti 53 69 .434 18 West Division W L Pc t GB Ar izona 68 55 .553 Color ado 66 56 .541 1 Los A ngeles 66 57 .537 2 San Francisco 61 62 .496 7 San Diego 48 77 .384 21 COURTESY PHOTOSRun like the windColumbias cross country teams opened the season with a strong start this weekend. Columbia girls finished 7th out of 13 teams in the preseason classic. Mackenzie Conklin (23:20) led the way while teammates Abbrielle Beiter (24:19), Suzannah Raines (25:15), Sarah Beth Johns (25:55), Emily Flugrath (30:03), Ivey McCardle (32:07), Marysa Tuttle (33:57) followed. Columbia boys took 4th and were led by Burch Greene (17:55, 14th) who placed in the Top 15. Seth Ziegaus (18:18), Juan Resendiz (18:44), Alex McCollum (18:47), AJ Kihei (19:05), Carson Candler (21:11), Zhaquon Griffin (21:51) followed. As Kyle Busch was tending to his wounded race car, older brother Kurt battled Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer for the lead. Kurt Busch was relentless on the restart and got his Ford to the front, then Kyle Busch spun to bring out a ninth caution. Kurt Busch had a good restart but Kyle Larson, on fresher tires, was desper ately trying to catch him for the win. Kurt Busch held him off and Larson, winner of the Xfinity Series race on Friday night, finished second in his bid for the Bristol sweep. Kyle Busch wound BUSCH Continued From 1BCOURTESYKevin Harvick (4)and Kyle Larson (42) lead the field on a restart during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Bristol, Tenn B2


SU NDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 SPORTS LAKE CITY REPORTER 3B Tuning up for archery seasonBy MONTY STEPHENSSpecial to the ReporterDeer archery season is just under one month away. We are in Zone C and opening day on private land for our area is Saturday, September 15. That gives us plenty of time to get the bow checked out, practice shooting the bow, and scout potential hunting areas. But we need to get started. Its not good to wait until the last minute to take the bow down to the local bow shop to get the strings replaced and then expect it to be ready for opening day. If hunting the Osceola WMA (Wildlife Management Area), the archery season opens September 22. It should be noted archery season is more than just an early deer season. The state of Florida allows archery hunters to take wild hog (open all year on private land), turkey of either sex, gray squirrel, quail, rabbit, raccoon, opossum, armadillo, beaver, coyote, skunk, nutria and migratory birds in season. Hunters can take a deer of either sex during archery season on private land or in the Osceola WMA. Most archers these days are using a compound bow or crossbow. A separate season has been established for crossbows on private land. In the WMAs, crossbows can only be used by disabled individuals. Since both of these bows are capable of generating tremendous force, a pre-season safety inspection should be performed. Before use, hunters should check the bow for: corrosion or rust of the pulleys/cams, cracks or gouges on the limbs, and a frayed or loose string. Bow strings should be waxed at least once per year to keep it in optimal condition. Additional, arrows (or bolts for the crossbow) should be inspected for: straightness (this can be done by rolling the arrow on a flat horizontal surface such as a glass table top with the fletching positioned over the edge of the surface), cracks or splits in carbon or fiberglass arrows, and damage to the nocks. Arrows with damage should not be used for safety reasons. At some point, if not annually, the bow should be taken to a shop for tuning. Tuning will include: a safety inspection (as noted above), total break-down of bow limbs to asses condition and ensure proper mounting, inspect cams for wear and straightness, repack the bushings/ bearings with grease or oil, install new strings and cables. The shop will also ensure proper poundage is being achieved. In addition to improving safety, all of this will improve accuracy. A good bow press is needed to perform this work which will take 2-3 hours. A few years ago, a friend of mine shared he bought a new top name compound bow. It was his fourth or fifth bow, so he was no novice. In any event, his new bow never seemed quite right. He just could not put his finger on what was wrong. He blamed himself for his slight loss of consistency in accuracy. A year or so later, he took the bow in for a tune-up and found: the bows axle to axle length was nearly 1 shorter than factory specifications, a cam was binding, and his bow had a draw weight of 50-60lb. rather than the 60-70lb. that he thought he was shooting. After correcting these issues which required only adjustments (no new parts) his accuracy improved greatly. Sometimes, it is good to let a pro check things out. For license, Florida resident archers need a general hunting license ($17), archery permit ($5), WMA permit ($26.50) if hunting on state land, and a turkey permit ($10) if a wild turkey is planned to be taken. An interesting opportunity is available for youth hunters. The state of Florida has a special license for hunters under the age of 17. This license is all-inclusive. This license can be purchased at any age under 17. Note youth under the age of 16 are not required to have a license. But when they turn 16, they have to buy the youth license anyways which will now be good for one-year. Just buy the license for the young hunter early and then if the fees go up, a few dollars might be saved since the license will still be valid. The funds from license help support the FWC and WMAs, so its money well spent. So even though archery hunting season is one month away, now is a good time to start getting ready. A good place to start is get the bow tuned up. This is important not only for accuracy, but more importantly for safety. Stay safe and good hunting. COURTESYFred Bear takes careful aim with a recurve bow. Mr. Bear was the founder of Bear Archery which is located in Gainesville. He died in 1988 but is still considered to be the father of bow hunting in the US. FWC biologist Kathleen Smith honored as Resource Manager of the YearFrom staff reportsKathleen Smith, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has been honored with the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Resource Manager of the Year award for her work at the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Wildlife and Environmental Area in southwest Florida over the past six years. The award, presented to her at the Governor and Cabinets Aug. 14 meeting in Tallahassee, recognizes outstanding resource management achievements by the hundreds of resource managers who protect state properties. Smith was recognized for her passion and commitment to conserving wildlife while working in partnership with the South Florida Water Management District that co-manages this WEA, which is in Lee and Collier counties. One focus has been work on the federally endangered Florida bonneted bat. Smith has shared 240,000 acoustic bat call signatures she collected, and then analyzed the data used to develop monitoring and permitting protocols for this rare native species. She also recognizes the CREW WEA is not just important for listed species but is a popular recreational destination. She has worked hard to maintain public access when hydrological restoration projects caused closures to roads and areas within the WEA. It is abundantly clear that Kathleen accepted the position of the CREW WEA area biologist with the aim to expand its duties, and to greatly enhance the research, monitoring and restoration of the species and habitats that make CREW WEA such a unique treasure to the region, said her supervisor Daniel Mitchell, who nominated her for the award. Kathleens impact on conservation goes beyond the footprint of CREW, as she has assisted with conflict wildlife issues in the area involving bears and panthers. She has a great ability to communicate with the public and goes the extra mile like translating information into both Spanish and Creole languages to communicate better with Farm Workers Village residents in Immokalee on wildlife issues such as being BearWise. SmithLake Piney Z named a Top MomApproved Place to Fish and Boat From staff reportsAfter six weeks of nationwide voting, Tallahassees Lake Piney Z Fish Management Area was awarded fourth place in the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundations contest to rank the Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat in the nation. It was recognized for its vibrant fishery, wildlife-viewing opportunities, paddle trails, boat ramps, bike/walking trails, play ground and family-friendly amenities. Lake Piney Z FMA was selected from a list of locations in all 50 states a list made for moms and by moms. More than 30,000 votes were cast nationwide in this contest. We could not be happier that Lake Piney Z FMA was recognized as fourth on RBFFs list of the Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat in the nation, said Jon Fury, interim director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. The lake offers impeccable opportunties for Floridas residents and guests to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities right in the heart of the states capital city. Lake Piney Z is a 193-acre lake in Leon County that is a part of the Lafayette Chain of Lakes. In 1996, Lake Piney Z was pumped dry, exposing the lake bottom for the first time in half a century. Accumulated muck was removed and shaped into five spoil islands and six earthen fishing fingers where anglers can fish from multiple locations without a watercraft. The lake was stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and channel catfish, and native vegetation was planted along the northwestern shore to provide cover for smaller fish. FWC staff have also installed fish attractors (sunken brush piles) near the fishing fingers to concentrate sportfish for bank anglers, offering an increased chance of success. The lake is managed by the FWC as a Fish Management Area in cooperation with the city of Tallahassee and Leon County. Current fishing regulations for Piney Z can be found at Fishing/Freshwater by clicking on Recreational Regulations and then Northwest in the Table of Contents. B3


4B LAKE CITY REPOR TER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 Sports Department 754-0420Indians not satisfied despite preseason blowout By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comFORT WHITE Dylan Blair had his first opportunity to face unfamiliar competition as the Fort White Indians quarterback Friday night and the Columbia High transfer resoundingly answered the challenge. Oh, he can throw that thang, said Demetric Jackson, Fort White head football coach, following Friday nights 27-0 drubbing of the Trenton Tigers. After watching Blair complete his first three pass attempts of the game, it became obvious the experienced signal caller was adding a new dimension to the Indians offense. Blair completed six of 19 passes for 125 yards with two touchdown passes in the win. I thought the game went pretty well, he said. The O-line did very well, their technique was very good and we did all right. Blairs signature pass of the night came on a short completion to Kanell Stewart, on third down and 10 slip screen, where Stewart was able to allude defenders and out run the defense for a 74-yard touchdown. I was loving that, Blair said. He was running good. He hit the holes right and took it all the way. Although Blair passed for more than 100 yards, following the game, he was the first to admit he and his receivers have more work to do. Just before halftime he had a string of seven consecutive incompletions a combination of dropped passes as well as over throws. I want to work on a little bit better catching with my receivers, so were going to practice that a lot Monday, he said. Were going to work until we get it right. The Indians offense in general appeared to outclass the Tigers defensive unit. Stewart led the receivers with a pair of touchdowns on two receptions for the night, a five-yard touchdown reception later followed by and 74-yard touchdown. Rahman Paul had three receptions for 44 yards; Brayden Summers had two receptions for eight yards and Aaron Byrne had one reception for 15 yards. Summers also happened to be the Indians leading rusher. Summers ran for 115 yards on six attempts. He longest run of the night was 76-yard touchdown run. Stanley Maxwell had 30 yards on seven carries, while Blair added 10 yards on two carries. The Indians defense molested the Tiger ball carriers the entire game. Led by junior, outside linebacker Derrick Roberson, the Indians defense force several Trenton punts. We played pretty good, but we need to work on some stuff all the penalties and stuff but Coach Jack is going to get us right in practice Monday, he said. Roberson, despite being the opposition, was in the Trenton backfield just about as much as its offensive backs. I worked my technique that coach taught me and I just played my hardest, he said. The defense is pretty good. We all stick together. Were around each other all the time and we just feed off each other. When people make a play, we just get fired up.CHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the ReporterFort White soprunning back Brayden Summers runs in open space against Trenton Friday night. Kanell Stewart for a fiveyard touchdown pass with 6:08 in the first quarter, giving the Indians a 7-0 lead, after the Matt Dimauro point after kick. Following a Trenton punt, the Indians again put up points. After two plays with no yards, Blair hit Stewart on a slip screen, and Stewart took the ball to the inside of the field, where he was able to outrun the Tiger defense for a 76-yard touchdown. The point after attempt by Caleb May was no good, but the Indians had a 13-0 lead with 3:08 remaining in the first quarter. After getting the ball back, the Trenton offense ran three plays and punted, giving Fort White the ball with 1:15 in the first stanza at its 36 yard line. After consecutive holding calls, and an incomplete pass, Indians running back Brayden Summers took a handoff, scooted around the left side and tight-roped the left side line until he hit the endzone on a 76-yard rushing touchdown with 0:08 seconds left in the first quarter. The score gave the Indians a 20-0 lead, with a successful point after attempt. The Indians final varsity score of the of the night came on a punt 77-yard punt return by Deondre Cray. The successful point after kick gave the Indians a 27-0 lead with 11:16 remaining in the second quarter. Defensively, were playing pretty good, Jackson said of the shutout victory. With Suwannee well do somethings that are going to be a little more challenging. Weve just got to sure up our discipline aspect of the game. Thats kind of what hurt us. Once we get that, we think we have a chance of playing with anybody. Jackson acknowledged the Indians left some plays and points on the field. When you have five touchdowns called back... thats frustrating, he said. Weve got to do better than that. The effort is there. Its just correcting things youve got to know when the whistle blows to stop. Overall the effort was great. As Jackson gave his initial critique of the game, without the aid of fame film, he said the Indians strong suit appears to be its defense. Our defense is pretty good, he said. We had a couple of guys out tonight. We had one that was sick and another that had a root canal done, so we only played with nine starters and well be excited to get those two guys back. Jackson was pleased the Indians didnt lose any conventional turnovers on interceptions or fumbles. Thats what were preaching, he said. Our running backs need to run with a forward lean and the quarterbacks should do a good job of not turning the ball over and I thought they did that. I really liked the way our defense swarmed and created turnovers. INDIANS Continued From 1BCHRISTINA FEAGIN/Special to the ReporterLEFT: Fort White quarterback Emmett Philpot delivers a pass Friday night. RIGHT: Tight end Aaron Byrne fights for extra yards against Trenton. BELOW: J.V. standout Mason Manning sheds a tackle while running upfield. girls took a little break, relaxed a bit and let Oak Hall back in it, said Columbia assistant coach Wayne Andrews, who assisted junior varsity coach Heather Benson-Durr in the season opener Saturday. After it was tied, our girls challenged themselves and we came back and won. Varsity head coach Trudy Andrews was handling a family matter and did not attend the game. Coach Wayne Andrews said he saw a lot of positives from the Lady Tigers in the season opener. This team is still learning to play together, Wayne Andrews said. We battled through against a very good Oak Hall team with some very good hitters and we won a close game in a very positive way. CHS (2-0) will field a balanced team this season that Andrews said can show versatility and strength everywhere. We had kills all around and thats good offensively, he said. Our team defense, so far, has been better than we expected at this point of the season. We had a lot of digs and our team coordination is starting to come around. In the second game, Columbia throttled Gainesville-Eastside in straight sets 25-9, 25-16, and 25-10. We kept our intensity up and good things happened, Andrews said. As long as these girls keep working together and working hard, great things can happen to this team. Im very proud of the way we played all day. The Lady Tigers head back to Bell High School on Monday for a JV and varsity tilt against the small-school volleyball powerhouse Lady Bulldogs. Games are set for 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Monday. LADY TIGERSContinued From 1B coming off its second four-win season in five years. The lack of consistency to me is something that really is glaring, said Mullen, pointing to two four-win campaigns and two trips to the Southeastern Conference title game. You shouldnt have those massive swings. ... The massive swings that went on is something Im still trying to figure out. The Gators can point fingers at former coach Jim McElwain, who left the program in need of repair The offense ranked in triple digits for the third consecutive year and the usually stout defense allowed its most points (27.3 a game) since 1946 and gave up its most yards (5.7 a play) since at least World War II. Throw in off-the-field issues and a strength-and-conditioning program that lacked, well, strength and conditioning, and its easy to see how Florida endured its second losing season since 1979. Mullen is tasked with fixing it all and getting the Gators back to a higher, more acceptable standard. The former Mississippi State head coach spent four years (2005-08) as Floridas offensive coordinator under Urban Meyer and helped guide the Gators to some of their most successful years in school history. Being a champion is not a sometimes thing, Mullen said. Its a way of life. Dont tell me, Coach, Ill show up on game day. Wait until you see me perform on game day. I know I dont to class. I know I dont work hard in the weight room. I dont do sprints very much and I dont study the plays. But Im a baller on game day. That doesnt float with me. Being a champion is not a sometimes thing. Its an all-the-time thing. Floridas turnaround starts at quarterback. Its Mullens spe cialty, with Alex Smith (Utah), Chris Leak (Florida), Tim Tebow (Florida) and Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) having learned under him. Sophomore Feleipe Franks is the expected starter, with Kyle Trask and highly touted freshman Emory Jones also in the mix. I have a season under my belt, so the experience is kind of there, said Franks, who started eight games in 2017. But its just taking that next step to being a championship team. We really need to bring that back to Gainesville. Some other things to know about Florida: SEASON OPENER The Gators begin the season Sept. 1 at home against Charleston Southern of the Football Championship Subdivision. Coincidentally, its the same team coach Dan Mullen opened with in 2017. Mississippi State beat the Buccaneers 49-0. Charleston Southern is winless in 20 games against Football Bowl Subdivision teams. OFFENSIVE HELP Transfer receivers Trevon Grimes and Van Jefferson, both cleared to play immediately should be huge additions to Floridas offense. Grimes spent last year at Ohio State, catching three passes for 20 yards. Jefferson spent the past three seasons at Mississippi, hauling in 91 catches for 999 yards and four touchdowns the last two years. SUSPENSIONS LOOMING? Six players, including top receiver Tyrie Cleveland, are facing university disciplinary action following an on-campus altercation that included the brandishing of Airsoft guns that resembled assault rifles. Fellow receivers Kadarius Toney and Rick Wells also could be punished.COURTESYFlorida Gators head football coach Dan Mullen speaks with the media earlier this year. GATORSContinued From 1B B4


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All applications must be returned by 5pm August 24th 2018 451180 August 17, 19, 21, 2018 PUBLIC AUCTION Will be held by Davis Towing & Recover, Inc., in Columbia County at 1226 NW Main Blvd., Lake City, FL 32055 Sale Date: 8/31/18 @ 9:00am 2005 Chevrolet 1GNDT13S852268096 1999 Ford 2FTRX08L2XCB13937 Sale Date: 9/01/18 @ 9:00am 2004 Saturn 5GZCZ33D54S803558 Salee Dat: 9//1718 @9:00am 1993 Chevrolet 1GCCS14R5P8158786 2011Chevrolet 2G1FC3DD5B9183705 451533 August 19, 2018 1/2 to 5 acre lots; owner financing. some with w/s/pp Deas Bullard/BKL Properties 386-752-4339 Starting at $ 625/mo, tile floors, fresh paint. Great Area. 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Ability to speak in front of large crowds. Associate of Arts degree plus two years records management experience preferably with one year financial aid experience is desirable. SALARY: $24,542 annually, plus benefits. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled Position details and applications available online at: or visit Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 Email: FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment Great South Timber & Lumber, LLC, a lumber manufacturing company in Lake City has an opening for an Electrician/PLC / IT Technician. Experience required. Salary based upon experience. Please call 386-7523774 for appt. Paracide Shampoo controls fleas & ticks topically on dogs & cats. Promotes healthy coat. A t Tractor Supply ( ) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 18-128CP IN RE: ESTATE OF CECILY P. HUI a/k/a CECILY PING HUI Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Ancillary Administration o f the Estate of Cecily P. Hui a/k/a Cecily Ping Hui, Deceased, whose date of death was December 29, 2017 is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Bo x 2069, Lake City Florida. The names and address of the Ancillary Personal Representative and the Ancillary Personal Representative's attorney are se t forth below. All creditors of the deceden t and other persons having claims or demands agains t decedent's Estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims within this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands agains t decedent's Estate must file their claims with this cour t WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication o f this notice is August 12, 2018. Ancillary Personal Representative: /s/ Robert J. Kuzianik 2228 Michigan Avenue Niagara Falls, NY 14305 Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative is: /s/ David H. Alexander, Esq E-Mail Address: dalexander@ Florida Bar No. 213926 Gross Shuman P.C. 465 Main Street, Suite 600 Buffalo, New York 14203 (716) 854-4300 449097 August 12, 19, 2018 MECHANIC & MAINTENANCE for light vehicles, with own tools. 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Apply in person during normal business hours.Monday Friday 8am 5pmNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Truck Driver/Equipment OperatorThe Lake City Reporter seeks a part-time overnight truck driver (Class E license OK) to drive its commercial delivery truck between its printing facility and office. Our commercial driver picks up several strapped pallets of printed products each night and delivers them to our facility. Round trip is about 175 miles per night. Position also requires operational knowledge and use of a fork lift. Position is 25 hours per week. Provide resume, work history and references. DOT physical and preemployment drug screen required of finalists. EOE. Email: No 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. 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. 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6B LAKE CITY REPOR TER SPORTS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 Sports Department 754-0420BRIAN COATS/Special to the ReporterColumbia wide receiver Jaden Butter Williams runs down the sideline during the preseason classic against IMG Academy in Bradenton. Photos by BRIAN COATS/Special to the ReporterLEFT: Columbia running back Kylen Callums bounces outside against IMG Academy. MIDDLE: Columbia safety Sirr Talbot runs after IMG Academy running back Trey Sanders. The states top-rated back was held without a touchdown. RIGHT: Columbia quarterback Ty Wehinger unloads during the second half Friday night. TOP: Columbia wide receiver Bobby Fulton stretches out at the goal-line for a touchdown Friday night. RIGHT: Columbia quarterback Jordan Smith gets off pass just as IMG Academys Hank Greathouse closes in. I think they had confidence in the gameplan. When they had an opportunity to watch film on them, the mystique of who this team is went away, and they knew they could (compete) against them. We try to make these kids believe the way we work is far different than the way anybody else works. It doesnt matter the facilities that you have, weights are weights. Smith, who tallied 254 passing yards, opened his junior campaign with 80-yard touchdown drive which ended in a 7-yard catch by wide-out Jaden Williams. Five minutes later he connected with senior Bobby Fulton for a 6-yard touchdown. He went back to Fulton for another score under a minute left in the first quarter. The Tigers dismantled the Ascenders in the opening period, three for three on drives. Coach Allen gave us a little (pregame) talk before we came out here and we just executed, Smith said after the game. We just played hard. We have a passion for this game. Columbia strong. Columbia wide receiver Marquez Bells diving 28-yard touchdown catch midway through the second quarter added insult to injury as the Tigers pushed to a 27-0 advantage. It was one of two touchdowns on the night for the junior star receiver. IMG Academy finally cut into its deficit on the ensuing drive when running back Noah Cain punched in a 3-yard score before returning to the end zone on a 70-yard run with less than two minutes before intermission. The T igers held a 33-13 lead at the break. IMG Academy running back Trey Sanders registered a 30-yard touchdown run on the final series among starters in the third. Despite the score, the Tigers managed to keep the states highest rated back to under 50 yards rushing an impressive performance by the defense. For us to not even be ranked and beat the No.3 team in the nation (MaxPreps), it feels really good, safety Ahmad Williams said. We beat them boys by a good (amount). We kept God first, and with God on our side, He can bring us through anything. I feel like we can beat any team now. Thats where our confidence is. The Tigers dont have too much time to celebrate after knocking off a team considered by several media outlets as the best in the nation. Columbia quickly turns its attention to the first one that actually counts: Gainesville. The T igers travel to Citizens Field this coming Thursday night, looking for its sixth-straight victory over its longtime rival. Gainesville is going to see a powerful defense and a scoring offense, Williams added. W ere about to bring it to them. TIGERS Continued From 1BBRIAN COATS/Special to the ReporterColumbias Travis Myers (left) and Jacob Jones (right) prepare to make a tackle on IMG Academy running back Jadon Lewis Friday night. Fill our stadium Columbia County Quarterback Club is excited about the 2018 Tiger Football season. We hope Friday nights Kickoff Classic against IMG let everyone know that the Tigers are ready to play. This year we want to introduce the #fillourstadium campaign and invite everyone out to #makethejungleroaragain! We have some awesome ideas to keep the fans involved and get that 12th man back. I challenge everyone to at least attend 1 game this season, I promise you wont be disappointed! President, Quarterback Club, Joshua Wehinger B6


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2C LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 1925, 2018Kids need to learn the value of hard workDear Dave, My wife and I are not on the same page when it comes to money and our two teenage daughters. I think they should be learning the value of work and money, but she doesnt want them to work. She regularly hands them spending money and buys them expensive gifts. I want our girls to have some nice things, but this is starting to cause problems in our relationship. Do you have any advice? Stan Dear Stan, Kids should learn to work and make money at an early age. Weve given nice gifts to our kids, but the difference is they also worked and made money for themselves. The gifts we gave them were for special occasions. Showering our kids with money and expensive toys all the time was not our way of life. In this situation, your wife is allowing them to be nothing but consumers. I know she loves them, but theyre not learning how to work, and theyre not learning how to save or give. This is setting them up for a lifetime of unrealistic expectations. If something doesnt happen to change things, youre going to end up with two spoiled little girls, who think they should be given everything their entire lives. Still, I think the biggest problem is you and your wife are experiencing a communication and marital breakdown. If the kids werent in the picture, Ive got a feeling the same problems would exist. The difference is they would manifest themselves in other ways. Obviously, your wife needs to stop being so impulsive where the kids are concerned. Try sitting down with her, and gently explaining your feelings. Let your wife know you love her and how generous she is, but youre worried this is having a negative impact on your children. Maybe you could try to establish some guidelines as to when really nice gifts are appropriate, too. Theres a middle ground you can reach, but its going to take some time and effort. Most of all, it means the two of you are going to have to communicate and work together for the good of your kids. Dave Dear Dave, I just graduated from college recently. Is it a waste of time to apply for a job if you have a degree in the proper field, but no real work experience? Daniel Dear Daniel, Absolutely not! The only surefire way to ensure youll miss out on a job is by not applying for the position. Send a copy of your resum to every job opportunity for which you have a reasonable chance of being hired. Then, when you get an interview, go in there with your head held high. Be articulate, enthusiastic, and carry yourself with purpose. Use your style, intelligence, education, and confidence to sell yourselfand your ability to jump in, learn quickly, and get the job done. Ive met lots of people who say they have 20 years of experience. But in a lot of cases its more like one year of experience 20 times. That kind of experience is useless. Ive also met many sharp, educated people without experience, but you can tell theyre the kind who will put their minds to work, think outside the box, and figure out a way to get the job done with excellence. As an employer, if Ive got a choice between the two, thats the one I want on my team! Dave Dave Ramsey is Americas trusted voice on money and business, and CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored best-selling books and hosts The Dave Ramsey Show. Dave RamseyCEO of Ramsey SolutionsDAVE SAYSWhat you can do in your life to have more timeTheres one thing this year, and every year, that most of us would love to have more of. No, not money. That would be nice too, but thats not it. Time. When you think about it, you can get more of almost anything you want in life. If you want more money, you can earn it. If you want more stuff, you can buy it. If you want more friends, you can find them. Heck, even hair can be substituted with implants, wigs or extensions! You and I and everyone else on this planet have the exact same amount of time 24 hours a day. So, how we manage it becomes a major factor in our ability to become successful. And while success is defined differently for everyone, there are three t ypes of people when it comes to time management: The busy person with no time Being busy isnt a bad thing. This type of person has a lot going on! They have many wonderful responsibilities, relationships, and commitments that are importan t, but unfortunately, no time for anything else. As the saying goes, theyre stretched a mile wide and an inch deep. The problem comes when they dont have any free time for rest, creativity, or strategic thinking. And because theyre busy all the time, they can only be mod erately successful. Eventually, theyll bec ome frazzled, stressed, and exhausted. The person whos not busy This type of person has a ton of time, which is great for new possibilities, but they dont have much else going on. Most high-achieving people enjoy having several irons in the fire and would rather be slammed than slow. Having time is a good thing, but only up to a point. Not having anything going on is an indicator theyre missing out on many of the responsibilities, relationships, and commitments that would add value to their lives. The busy person with more time The person in this group is represented by a small overlap between the two extremes. Its the smallest section, because its the hardest to achieve. This person is busy with important commitments, and strategically saves time for recovery and new possibilities. Extremely successful people often fall into this cat egory. How do they do it? Successful people make it into this last category because they control their time on purpose. They are proactive instead of reactive, and they manage their time and commitments instead of allowing their time and com mitments to manage them. They ar e the most successful because they maximize their limited time by efficiently filling it with things they decide are important, and by not letting themselves become maxed out with no room to spare. They intentionally leave room in their schedule for new options and new possibilities to enter. Make no mistake, this doesnt happen by accident. Every decision this type of person makes is stra tegic. Every time they say yes to a commitment or no to an invitation, its intentional. How can you do it? If you want to be successful at managing your time, you must begin by carefully choosing what fills your time and what defines your version of busy. What are your most important priorities? If you establish them at the beginning of each week, you can schedule your week around these priorities. We often plan to involve our selves in the things we really care about when w e have some time left over. That rarely hap pens. To ensure your time is being spent only on wha ts most important to you, make these things a priority by scheduling them first. You can create even more space by cutting out some activities that arent as import ant. This is easier said than done, but when y ou do it, you will begin to feel like you have more time. Lastly, once youve aligned your schedule with your most important priorities, you must be willing to protect it. If you arent willing to set some boundaries, like saying no to requests that pop up or invita tions that creep in, everyone will just push you ar ound. There will always be something more deserving of your time if you dont intentionally put your val ues at the top of your priority list. I ts ultimately up to you to protect your priorities, because if you dont protect what mat ters to you, no one else will. When y ou look around you, you will see that the most suc cessful people manage their time on purpose Because at the end of the day, when time is the only thing you cant get more of, its the most valuable thing youve got! Christy Wright is the creator of Business Boutique, a Certified Business Coach and a Ramsey Personality with a passion for equipping women with the knowledge and steps they need to successfully run and grow a business. Since joining Ramsey Solutions in 2009, she has spo ken to thousands across the coun try at womens conferences, national business conferences, Fortune 500 companies and her own sold-out live events. She is the host of the Business Boutique Podcast and her new book, Business Boutique, released April 2017. You can follow Wright on Twitter and Instagram @ ChristyBWright and online at or facebook. com/OfficialChristyWright. 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4C LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER BUSINESS WEEK OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 1925, 2018 Name That Company rfnntfb ttfn tnrt trtbnt tfrtnrrr ttnrnbtrt nnbbtftnnt rtbbn bbnnrtrrfnn rttfnt ntnttnnf rnrtnntb trn btbnnrbr Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. what price its a good buy. Pricerelated measures help you determine whether a stock is overpriced, underpriced or priced just right. They address a companys valuation or stock price and include its market capitalization, enterprise value, price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio and price-to-sales ratio. Its easy to think that as long as the company is wonderful, the stock price doesnt matter much. You might assume that if an overvalued company keeps growing, itll eventually grow into and surpass its current price. That could take a long time, though, and instead, the stock might fall closer to its fair value. Even if the stock grows, it might not do so briskly, if its already overvalued. To reduce your risk and have a better chance of realizing solid gains, aim to buy into stock only at attractive prices. Thats what value investors do, and they call it seeking a margin of safety. When you evaluate possible investments, focus on quality and price. These two factors can also help you determine when to sell. Learn more about successful investing at Mouse for Your HouseMany investors have been steering clear of Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), fearing the effect of gobs of consumers cutting their cable cords on its ESPN and ABC TV businesses. But thats short-sighted. Disneys theme parks attract more than 150 million visitors annually, the Disney cruise line is adding three more ships between 2021 and 2023, and the company is breaking away from its Netflix partnership to nurture its own digital video efforts. Disney is already a movie powerhouse. It owns much of the Marvel universe through its acquisition of Marvel Entertainment. And having also bought Pixar and Lucasfilm, it has the Toy Story and Star Wars franchises, too. Some analysts have estimated that Disney earned 61 percent of the movie industrys total profits in 2016. With Disney acquiring TwentyFirst Century Fox for $71 billion (the purchase was approved by shareholders last month), it will get a rich content library featuring properties from Avatar to The Simpsons. Disneys ability to turn intellectual property into cold, hard cash will serve it well as it builds its own video streaming service. Walt Disneys future looks as strong as ever, and its stock seems undervalued today, trading with a recent price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio in the mid-teens and a 1.5 percent dividend yield. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Disney.) rffReverse SplitsI should have known better, but I took investment advice from a rag that repeatedly failed me. More than half the companies I invested in had reverse splits of 1-to-10 or 1-to-20. 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Bumper-to-Bumper The basic or bumper-tobumper warranty is the most comprehensive factory warranty and covers all the original components and systems of a vehicle, excluding wear-and-tear items like tires, brake pads and wiper blades. One important area this type of warranty covers is the electrical systems. Today, vehicles are packed with electronics and computers, and repairing these can get expensive. The bumper-to-bumper warranty on a new vehicle usually lasts for three years or 36,000 miles, with some brands extending coverage to four years and 50,000 miles or five years and 60,000 miles. Powertrain Powertrain or Drivetrain warranties generally cover the engine, transmission and other mechanical components, and are commonly featured in vehicle ads because of their long length of coverage. Most new vehicle powertrain warranties last for five or six years, with some brands offering up to 10 years of coverage. For new hybrid electric powered vehicles, some manufacturers offer an additional warranty to cover components that are specific to these vehicles. Corrosion Intended to convey the quality of a vehicle, some manufacturers cover repairs for rust or premature deterioration of major sheet metal with something called a corrosion and rust or body integrity warranty. If you spend a lot of time along the coast or in areas where salt is used on the roads, this coverage can be a significant benefit. Most corrosion warranties cover the vehicle for five to seven years. Vehicle Service Contracts Unlike warranties provided by the manufacturer with a new car or truck, vehicle service contracts (VSCs) are purchased by the consumer from a dealership or third-party. VSC coverage can be tailored to fit a customers needs and budget, and can cover mechanical components, electronics and even luxury equipment like power seats or a navigation system. For more information about new vehicle warranties visit the manufacturers website or local dealership. Be a savvy consumer. Before setting foot in the dealership, learn about available warranties and vehicle service contracts that can help protect your purchase. -StatePointCar shopping? Get smart about warranties, contractsNarong Jongsirikul/stock.Adobe.comResearch can help make the best decision regarding car warranties and service contracts. Florida Gov. invested in company linked to high speed railThe Associated PressFlorida Gov. Rick Scott, who killed a major publically-financed high speed rail project in his first year in office, has invested with his wife in a fund that has links to a private company building a new high speed rail line. The Miami Herald reported Thursday that new financial disclosures show Scott and his wife have invested in a credit fund run by the parent company of All Aboard Florida. All Aboard Florida is building the Brightline line from Miami to Orlando, but recently expressed interest in extending it to Tampa. Scott in 2011 rejected $2.4 billion the federal government offered the state to build a high speed rail line to Tampa. He said the project championed by President Barack Obama was too risky and predicted the state would wind up subsidizing the project because ridership and revenue projections were overly optimistic. Scott, however, has said he supports All Aboard Floridas plans to construct a line to Tampa and called it an exciting opportunity. Scott, who is leaving office due to term limits, is now running for U.S. Senate. He was required last month to submit a detailed financial disclosure that showed his family is much richer than Scott has been reporting to state authorities. That disclosure also revealed for the first time the holdings of Ann Scott. The Herald pointed out that both Scott and his wife invested in a fund run by Fortress Investment Group, which is the parent company of the rail company that operates Brightline. Brightline is already running trains between West Palm Beach and Miami. The Scotts investment in Fortress Secured Lending Fund the credit and lending division produced at least $150,000 in income last year, Lauren Schenone, a spokeswoman for Scott, said the investment with Fortress is unrelated to All Aboard Florida. Both the governors and the first ladys investments are in an unrelated debt-financing fund, Schenone said. As such, the success or failure of All Aboard Florida or any rail project within the State of Florida will have no effect on this investment. Schenone has also said Gov. Scotts own investments are in a blind trust that he does not control and he does not discuss his wifes investments. A Democratic-aligned group that opposes Scotts candidacy sharply criticized the Scott investment. Rick Scott killed high speed rail in 2011 to help his special interest allies profit -and to pad his own wallet, said American Bridge spokesman Joshua Karrp. This is the very definition of conflict of interest and corruption. Scott has said he backs All Aboard Florida because it is a privately-funded project with no risk to taxpayers. A review of documents by The Associated Press in 2014, however, showed that some of Scotts top aides and agency heads assisted the development of the train.


WEEK OF SUNDAY, AUGUST 1925, 2018 BUSINESS LAKE CITY REPORTER 5CKey state tax projections see little change for sales, corporateThe News Service of FloridaThe forecast for state revenue remained sta ble as analysts Thursday approved a new projection of the key funding sources for Floridas budget, including sales taxes and corporate income taxes. Amy Baker, coordinator of the Legislatures Office of Economic and Demographic Research, said the forecast for state general revenue is virtually unchanged overall. The analysts periodic forecasts are important because they help determine how much money lawmakers will have to spend each year. General revenue is a critical part of the state budget because it heavily funds education, health care and prison programs. The state finished the 2017-2018 fiscal year on June 30 with revenues exceeding a prior projection by some $205 million. But nearly 60 percent of that surplus was one-time funding, including $52 million from Seminole Tribe gambling revenue and $30 million in what are known as Medicaid achieved savings rebates. In addition, the new forecast includes slightly weaker projections for near-term economic conditions, Baker said. The net result cut the general revenue forecast by about $33 million over two years, including $13.1 million in the current budget year and $19.5 million in the 2019-2020 year, which will start next July. The reduction amounts to less than one-tenth of 1 percent of the estimated $32.2 billion in general revenue that will be collected this year. Current-year general revenue collections are expected to be $1.03 billion, or 3.3 percent, higher than in 2017-2018, the forecast showed. And the 20192020 general revenue total is projected at $33.3 billion, a $1.09 billion increase, or 3.4 percent, over this budget year. One of the largest changes made by the estimating conference involved the corporate income tax, which accounts for more than $2 billion a year in general revenue. Based on increased collections in latter months of 2017-2018, the new forecast increased the projected corporate-tax collections by $86 million this year and $77 million for 2019-2020. Sales tax collections, the largest source of general revenue at more than $25 billion a year, were adjusted slightly downward. This years forecast was cut by $21.3 million and the 20192020 estimate was reduced by $57 million. The current-year forecast retains a $117.8 million boost in sales tax activity related to the rebuilding and recovery after last years Hurricane Irma. State analysts will make another general revenue forecast before the Legislature passes a 20192020 state budget. The Legislature begins its annual 60-day session in March, and the new budget takes effect July 1. The current state budget is about $89 billion, which includes general revenue and numerous other state and federal funding sources.The News Service of FloridaVisit Florida, the states tourism-marketing arm, announced a pair of programs Friday to help areas suffering from an outbreak of red tide. The programs are intended to aid counties with marketing after red tide has subsided, Visit Florida said. One of the programs will set up a sixmonth complimentary marketing partnership with Visit Florida, while the other will require counties to outline how they will market themselves as part of an application for funding. The programs, aimed at helping Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, are being funded by $500,000 that Gov. Rick Scott made available on Monday as part of $1.5 million in assistance for the region. The assistance also includes $900,000 to clean up water in Lee County and $100,000 for Mote Marine Laboratory to deploy scientists to assist in saving animals, such as manatees, dolphins and sea turtles,Visit Florida offers help to counties hit by red tideThe News Service of FloridaFloridas unemployment rate dipped in July, hitting an 11-year low of 3.7 percent, according to numbers posted Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. The latest estimate represents 383,000 Floridians considered out of work --4,000 fewer than in June --from a workforce of 10.2 million. The mark, the lowest for Florida since April 2007, kept the state below the national figure of 3.9 percent for July, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Floridas rate had been 3.8 percent in June, with Florida one of 11 states reporting a drop in July. Over the past year, Florida ranked third among states in terms of overall job creation with 210,600 new jobs, trailing 377,100 added in Texas and 332,700 in California. Gov. Rick Scott, who held a news conference at Solar Stik in St. Augustine to announce the numbers, issued a statement that highlighted Floridas longterm job numbers and the creation of 26,300 seasonally adjusted private-sector jobs over the past month. Across Florida, the region with the lowest jobless rate was the Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin metropolitan statistical area at 3 percent, with the metro areas of Panama City, Gainesville and Orlando-KissimmeeSanford each at 3.6 percent. The Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin region had been at 3.1 percent in June. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford had been at 3.5 percent. At the other end of the unemployment rates, the Sebring area was at 5.8 percent in July, the highest in the state after going up by 0.4 percentage points. COURTESYLawmakers in Tallahassee will use tax projections to make budget decisions for 2019-2020. Five ways to blow your next job interviewThe unemployment rate in the U.S. is at an all-time low, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, and many employers are struggling to find skilled workers. To overcome the challenge, companies are connecting with job candidates using emerging technologies, like video interviewing. Video interviewing can be daunting, and its easy to make crucial mistakes that will ensure you dont get that next job -but it doesnt have to be! To prepare, keep in mind these five donts, from the experts at Randstad US, one of the largest HR services and staffing companies in the country. 1. Dont forget to wear a shirt. Rather than sitting across from the person conducting your interview, you can sit in whatever quiet place you choose. However, its still important to dress the part. Your appearance should be similar to how you would look for an in-person interview. Under no circumstances should you complete a video interview in a t-shirt -or worse, without a shirt at all. Yes, we have actually seen this, says Greg Dyer, president of Randstad Commercial Staffing. 2. Dont choose the wrong location. Coffee shops can be a great place to catch up on work, but theyre not so great for video interviews due to background noise and other distractions. Opt for a quieter location, like your own home. If you live somewhere close to construction or noisy sirens, look into reserving a room at your local library. And, if all else fails, consider investing in a noise-cancelling headset. Dont let a jackhammer upstage you! 3. Dont forget to tidy up. Before you settle into your interview, take stock of whats going on behind you. It may be time to take down that psychedelic band poster or toss those empty soda cans sitting around. You should be the star of your interview -not your clutter. 4. Dont pick your nose. Dont do anything during your video interview that you wouldnt do during an in-person interview. This means picking your nose, responding to text messages, and yes, going to the restroom. Approach your video interview with the same level of professionalism that youd approach an in-person interview. And if you live in a busy household, dont forget to lock the door. You dont want your family members barging in mid-interview. 5. Dont let your battery die. You really only need two things to successfully complete a video interview: a phone or computer with a camera and a reliable internet connection. Avoid sabotaging yourself, and make sure your device is fully charged and your internet is running without disruption prior to the start of your interview. Job searching? Be prepared for the possibility of a video interview and get a leg up by learning to avoid the most common mistakes. The growing use of video interviews is a no-brainer in todays always-connected world, says Dyer. Once you get past the learning curve, its a win-win for both job seekers and employers. Video interviewing is convenient and, best of all, fast. Most video interviewing technologies work on smartphones, which makes an interview on your 30-minute break much more feasible. -StatePointPhoto by VALERY KLOUBERTPreparation is critical when going to interview for a job. State jobless rate lowest since 2007


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VARIETIES BUN LENGTH/LB99 2/$3$2.9999/LB3/$1 How much do your kids know about money?With consumer debt on the rise and many failing to adequately save for the future, experts say that financial illiteracy is a major problem for Americans -and one that communities and parents have a joint responsibility to address, starting in childhood. And right now, most children are coming up short in this area. Over 62 percent of the 15to 18-year-olds tested by the National Financial Educators Council received either a D or F on the 2017 National Financial Literacy Test. Without intervention, these young people could grow up without the skills needed to manage credit cards, loan debt or savings goals. If youre a parent, youve likely already instilled in your children the importance of good grades and healthy decisions, but if you arent also discussing concepts like overall saving, budgeting and the importance of having an emergency fund, now is the time to start. Children are never too young to learn skills needed for a secure financial future. To get started, consider these tips: Teach young children money basics by playing store at home. Take turns being the customer and the cashier. Play board games involving money exchanges to practice addition and subtraction. Give children an allowance and help them create a budget. Stress the difference between needs vs. wants to help them make smart decisions when it comes time to shop for clothes, school supplies, toys and more. Offer children incentives to save, promising to match any money they sock away so theyll learn how invested money grows. Encourage teenagers to get part-time jobs, then help them make smart decisions about how to allocate their income, whether thats saving for big-ticket items, putting money away for college or donating to charity. Review free, online financial education materials together that are geared for school-age children, such as those found at and JuniorAchievement. org. Purchasing Power has been helping adults learn to manage their money in smarter, more flexible ways for years, says Richard Carrano, Purchasing Power CEO. Expanding these efforts to include resources for young people empowers parents to put their kids on the right path in their formative years. Seek out community initiatives helping to combat financial illiteracy. Financial illiteracy and confusion over money matters is a national problem that wont be solved overnight, adds Carrano. However, families, employers and communities can take proactive steps to raise money-smart kids and foster healthy financial futures. Children are never too young to learn how to spend responsibly and save for the future. Get started now in your household. -StatePoint nastia1983 /stock.Adobe.comTo minimize financial illiteracy, children should learn about money managment at an early age.Lack of skills could impact their future. Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlookThe Associated Press Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year on Thursday after beating Wall Streets expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established stores. Its shares rose more than 9 percent. The upbeat report indicates that Walmarts efforts to improve the experience shoppers have at its stores and expand its online services, particularly in grocery, are helping bring people to its websites and stores. Like many other retailers, Walmart is also benefiting from a stronger job market and rising confidence. Home Depot, Macys and Nordstrom all raised their forecasts this week. However, not everyone is benefiting. J.C. Penney posted a bigger-than-expected loss and saw a key sales metric fall well short of expectations, and it cut its full-year outlook again. Walmart said sales were strong across many categories but the grocery business was notable with sales rising the most in nine years, fueled by fresh items like meat and produce. That helped sales at stores open at least a year rise 4.5 percent at Walmarts U.S. division, better than analysts expected. The measure, an indicator of a retailers health, was helped by a more than 2 percent increase in customer traffic and in transactions. With shoppers feeling confident, the National Retail Federation trade group raised its annual sales forecast this week, citing the results of tax cuts and an improving job market. But it warned that trade wars between China and the U.S. could dampen consumer confidence in the second half of the year, the busiest time for retail. Walmart said that its using its scale to mitigate tariff effects. Since buying for more than $3 billion two years ago, Walmart has been bolstering its online business by acquiring brands like Bonobos and ModCloth. Its also working to speed up delivery to compete better with Amazon, and is expanding same-day grocery delivery. Walmart is also revamping its website with a focus on fashion and home furnishings. It has teamed up with Lord & Taylor to offer the department store dedicated space on its site. The company said the grocery pickup service for online shoppers, at more than 1,800 stores so far, is helping attract new customers and existing ones are adding an extra item in their cart.


By TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comThree years after the Civil War ended, a group of African-Americans established roots for a Lake City Church that has become a striving pillar of the community a pillar that remains rock solid today some 150 years later. New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 550 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, celebrated its 150th Anniversary during the week and has been commemorating its sesquicentennial anniversary with a bevy of activities throughout the week, culminating today with an 11 a.m. service and a 4 p.m. service led by Rev. Dr. Tyrone Blue, pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Gainesville delivering the message. We agreed that beyond our normal third Sunday in August worship service, which we normally have at 11 a.m., there has been a few occasions where we have had two services on that day, said the Rev. Alvin Baker, New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church pastor. But because of our sesquicentennial moment, the church thought it would be an honorable thing to have a week-long celebration thereby giving us a greater opportunity to have more of our church family of different denominations and fellowships to come in and worship with us. In 1868, Rev. Daniel Sparks Sr., a staff of deacons, trustees and a small congregation purchased land from Sara and Charles Thompson to establish the church. The site was adjacent to Oak Lawn Cemetery on Washington Street and Bethel Baptist Churchs first edifice was erected. After a long line of other pastors led the church, in 1944 tragedy struck when the Bethel Baptist Church was completely destroyed by fire. Then, under the leadership of the Rev. Charlie Rawls, the church held services in the Richardson High School auditorium. In 1945 the churchs pastor, officers and members decided to rebuild the sanctuary at 924 E. Alaska Street. A year later, in 1946, the church was renamed New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. They made some renovations to the church, but it remained the same Baptist philosophy and theology, under Rawlss leadership, Baker said. Through time the churchs address was changed to 924 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and later changed again to 550 NE Martin Luther King Jr. St. due to the 9-1-1 emergency addressing system implemented by the county. Baker, who has been the pastor at New Bethel Missionary Baptist church for 20 years, said he is enjoying the festivities surrounding the 150th anniversary celebration. Were celebrating our churchs 150th anniversary this month and Im also celebrating my 20th year as pastoring it, he said. Were blessed to have two joyful moments. We have had a marvelous time, he continued. We started on our second Sunday worship (service) with our youth department and they had a power packed, spirit-filled worship and our church was honored and blessed to have one of our sons of New Bethel, minister Chris Turner, preach our first anniversary service. While celebrating 150 years is a milestone that not many churches get to celebrate, Baker described the occasion as an honor. To be celebrating 150 years is both an honor and moment of being truly humble, he said. When we look back over the history of our church and we can think of those who have passed on to glory and our members who are still here that are sitting examples from the days of when we were elevated up to leadership, its a teary moment, but we thank God that we have been able to be a part of this history. The theme for the 150th anniversary celebration is: Remembering out past, serving in the present, while building on our future, referencing the churchs community service and ties, as well as its longevity. Baker was installed as the pastor of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Jan. 1999. He said hes honored to be a pastor of a church that has such a long history in the community. Its been a joy, a learning experience, but New Bethel has always been community-minded, civic minded and wanted one of the great joys is carrying on the work of the late Rev. CC Rawls in terms of leading people to Christ and then helping make a difference in our community, he said. During my tenure Ive been blessed to see our church grow to more than 20 ministries and in terms of out reach Ive had an opportunity to serve on the Suwannee Valley Longterm Recovery Council, the Advisory Board for Habitat for Humanity, Richardson Community Center/Annie Mattox Park North Advisory Board and numerous other organizations throughout the city. The other joy has been watching two and a half generations of families and members grow and become integral members of the Lake City/Columbia County community. As the church pastor, Baker realizes the churchs importance in the AfricanAmerican community and the historical role the church has provided for local families. Having the opportunity to shepherd families during their lowest moment, such as losing loved ones, to the joy of dedicating babies and Baptising new believers, becomes the existentially evidence that our church still has a marvelous future with our young people coming in and growing, Baker said. Baker said marking the churchs 150th anniversary is momentous and special. We have come to the point where we are aware of the fact that our theme will not allow us to rest on our laurels, he said. Remembering our past, serving in the present, while building on our future, challenges us to make ready the next generation to ensure that our future will be both bright and productive. Looking back over my tenure, Im blessed to have been able to serve not only as a deacon here at New Bethel, but as pastor and Ive had the good pleasure of ordaining and installing three different sets of deacons and deaconesses and the joy of licensing two members of our church, he said. My greatest joy going forward is to remind our members daily of our mission to win souls to Christ, to help strengthen souls that have come to Christ and then to send them out to win more souls to the body of Christ. Were looking forward to continuing to make a difference in our community. Photos by TONY BRITT/Lake City Reporter COURTESY PHOTOSGoing strong after 150 yearsFROM TOP TO BOTTOM: New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 550 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, at its current location since 1945, after a fire destroyed the former Washington Street building in 1944. The Rev. Alvin J. Baker (from left), New Bethel pastor stands with April Jefferson, youth director, Earl Perry, chair of deacons ministry and Jonathan Warren, deacon. New Bethel celebrated its 150th anniversary during the week. The New Bethel youth choir per forms during the kick-off service of the anniversary. A group of church members from a 2016 Black History tour group trip to Atlanta, Ga., and Montgomery and Selma, Ala.Lake City church reaches milestone. D2


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LAKE CIT Y REPOR TER LIFE SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 3D Aug. 19: Actor L.Q. Jones (The Virginian) is 91. Actress Debra Paget (Love Me Tender) is 85. Actress Diana Muldaur (Star Trek: The Next Generation) is 80. Drummer Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) is 79. SUNDAY CROSSWORD Answer to last Sundays CrosswordCELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS CASAWENTFLORATRIODE ACEREACHRIPUPSEALUP PARTYTRAYAMISSANGLEE NIECELAMAZEHEARTRATE NEATELIJAHISEE IRANGATETEUTONSDEALS TASTETESTRITUALSPOI ADLERATOMCARMENMCRAE LIARIRONORE SOARING YOMGRANITAUSBPULSE LOSTINTHESHUFFLE YEASTAGONOTTRUEBAH ATTAINS SENEGALBADU CHATTYCATHYETONABNER HERSAMHILLLOCALCALL TRIEDLIEFLATDEPLANES MAGINIACINPARA GAMERRAGEBOXOUTYARDS APARNAORALSBRASSBARS GORGESTVSETEGGOIMIN SPEEDSHESSELESTCAPS HOROSCOPES | THE LAST WORD BY EUGENIA LASTARIES (March 21-April 19): Short trips, inspirational events or venues, or a gathering of friends or relatives will open your mind to new possibilities. Listening to what others have to offer will spark ideas regarding your own life, love and future decisions. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Make change count. Dont act on impulse. Plan your actions and make your life better. Be open to suggestions, but dont feel obligated to do what others say. Stick to whatever makes you feel comfortable. Learn from experience. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Talk, socialize, participate and take action. Get physically involved in what you want to see happen. Project your ideas, and share a detailed plan that will encourage others to pitch in and help. Personal improvements are doable and will be rewarding. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look for something different to occupy your day. A new challenge or an event that educates you regarding cultures you havent experienced in the past will be enlightening and change your perspective on how you live moving forward. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get involved in events that require intelligence and that challenge you to be better. Bring emotional matters to the forefront and make suggestions and changes to ensure things run smoothly in your personal life. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Learn from mistakes. Dont share personal information with just anyone. Someone will use your private information to unsettle your relationship with someone you care about. Protect your assets, personal life and reputation. A change of scenery will do you good. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Short trips, volunteer work, reunions and events that bring you in touch with old friends are favored. Youll gain insight into your personal situation by listening to what others share about lifestyle, relationships and goals. Avoid demanding individuals. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Youll have difficulty saying no to someone enticing you to take part in something that sounds inviting but risky. When in doubt, take a pass and be an observer. You are better off doing your own thing. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Pour your heart into what matters most to you. Dont let anyone use emotional manipulation to push you in a direction that isnt in your best interest. A romantic plan will improve your personal life. Physical improvements will boost your morale. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A steady pace will get you where you want to go. Dont feel you have to take on too much, lowering your chance to achieve your goal. Building on solid ground will ensure you end up with what you want. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Partnerships are key. Share your thoughts; youll come up with workable ways to overcome any differences that challenge you. Compromise is favored over taking on too much. Romance will help ease stress and cement your relationship. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Listen carefully. Someone will exaggerate a situation, an offer or details in order to grab your interest. Dont react without finding out the facts. A unique opportunity is apparent, but it has to be on your terms. Negotiate on your own behalf. Toxic family casts doubt on couples future plansDEAR ABBY Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abigail Van DEAR ABBY: I am in my late 20s and dating a man in his mid-30s whom I am crazy about. We have been dating for a year and are starting to discuss marriage and children. Hes kind, hard-working, gives back to the community, and does everything he can to make me happy. My problem is his family. His mother curses and yells at him every few months, usually around the holidays when he tells her hes splitting his time between his family and mine. She breaks him down any way she can, such as finding fault with me or bringing up mistakes he made 10 or 15 years ago. His sister tells him often that she doesnt like me because of things she claims I said or did. She has also attacked me on social media. The rest of the family gets involved in the drama and even blackmailed him (insinuating they would get him fired) when he tried to ignore them. A week or so after these outbursts occur, his family pretends nothing happened. He admits his family has issues, but he still wants a relationship with them. I try to limit my time with them, but Im worried about our future. He would make an amazing husband, but I am unsure how -or if -I can get past his toxic family. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated. -HAPPILY EVER AFTER? DEAR HAPPILY: I can see why you would question a future with a man from a family that guilts, manipulates and lies to the degree that his does. Whether you can overcome the baggage he will carry after you leave the altar is debatable. It might help if the two of you discuss this not only with each other, but also with a clergyperson who can give you unbiased premarital counseling. If you do get married, consider moving farther away from his family to secure your independence. He may also have to find another job if hes under their thumb financially. DEAR ABBY: My teenage son came to us because he feels lonely and like no one cares. He says he knows his family is there for him and loves him, but hes looking for that special girl. I talked to him and tried to let him know that right now he needs to focus on himself and where he wants to go with his life, and eventually he will meet someone. He has now told me that he has had thoughts of hurting himself and wants to talk with a counselor. We have made an appointment for him. My question is, is it a good sign that he is seeking help now before he has done anything? He hasnt harmed himself in any way, doesnt use drugs, doesnt drink or engage in risky behavior. I want to believe that since he is asking early, all will be OK. -VERY CONCERNED MOM IN ARIZONA DEAR MOM: Its appropriate to believe that. Kudos to your son. The people you have to worry about are the ones who hide their sadness and pretend everything is OK when it really isnt. I assume that you made an appointment for your son with a licensed mental health professional. When your son goes, encourage him to be as open with his therapist about his feelings as he can, so he can get the help he is asking for. 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4D SU NDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 LIFE LAKE CITY REPORTER George H. Hudson Jr. would like to announce the marriage of his daughter, Chrysten Allyson Hudson to Ethan Ryan DePratter. The wedding took place on Monday, August 13, 2018, in the Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. The officiate was Wes Clark accompanied by his wife, Edna. The brides hand in marriage was given away by her father. In attendance were the couples two daughters, Aaliyah and Addilyn, the brides brother, Codi A. Hudson, the grooms father and step-mother, Rusty and Vickie DePratter, the grooms mother and step-father, Clint and Ann Pittman, and the grooms sister, Katelyn Cartwright. The couple reside in Lake City and the groom is employed with ONeal Roofing and the bride is a self-employed cosmetologist.COURTESY Hudson, DePratter wed in ColoradoTips for creating a successful back-to-school carpoolIts time to get back into the school mindset, which for parents means school supplies, packing lunches and carpools. A carpool arrangement can be the school years greatest gift, but the key to a seamless schedule is good communication and a solid set of rules. With these best practices, parents can help ensure a safe and smooth ride for all the carpool passengers throughout the school year: Develop a contact list: Compile a contact list that includes the names of every child and adult involved in the carpool, along with addresses and phone numbers. Print several copies of the list. Keep one copy in the car and share the remaining copies with the other families participating in the carpool. Create a calendar: Discuss scheduling needs and clearly outline who goes where and when each day of the week. This calendar may change over time, so consider sharing a document electronically for easy updates and to keep everyone on the same page. Prioritize safety: New car seat options are making it easier to ensure every child is protected in the back seat. Minimize distractions: Carpool lanes are often busy, so its important to stay focused. Dont listen to a podcast or look at your phone. Instead, concentrate on the task at hand -getting children safely where they need to go. Provide snacks: After school, kids are typical ly hungry and will want a snack during the car ride home. Talk to the other parents about what food you plan to provide for their children. Be mindful, many children have allergies or dietary restrictions, so factor this in before snack time. A well-run carpool is a blessing for any busy parent. With these tips, youll be able to start the new school year off on the right foot and ensure the carpool runs smoothly and safely. -StatePoint COURTESYKeep safety and portability top-of-mind when organizing school carpools. Large-scale efforts helping pre-K teachers receive resourcesStudies have shown that high-quality pre-K education better prepares children to achieve in school and makes them more likely to strive for higher vocational aspirations. It also has a positive impact on society. For every dollar spent on high-quality early education, society gains as much as $13 in longterm savings, according to a 2016 study by Nobel Laureate, James Heckman. Too many teachers struggle to access essential classroom resources, says Sally McCrady, chair and president of PNC Foundation. Luckily, its easier than ever to get involved in supporting local efforts to help pre-K teachers and their classrooms and students. Large-scale efforts are being made to help more teachers, classrooms and children get the resources they need, such as science kits, books, art supplies and field trips. One example of this is a $5 million alliance between the PNC Foundation and, a crowd-funding platform whereby teachers request the materials and experiences they need most for their classrooms, and donors can give to the vetted projects that inspire them. Though teachers often spend their own money on classroom supplies, they still need many more resources to provide a well-rounded, high-quality learning experience, says Yasmina S. Vinci, executive director, National Head Start Association (NHSA), a not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to supporting the Head Start community. Major initiatives of this alliance include: Teacher Gift Cards: Every teacher who submitted a pre-K project request in the PNC footprint since April 4, 2017 received a $100 electronic gift card to be used on DonorsChoose. org. More than 3,700 public pre-K and Head Start teachers received the cards to support new projects. Spotlight: One outstanding early education teacher in most PNC markets has been honored as a Teacher Hero for his or her efforts and involvement in the alliance. All honorees received a $2,000 gift card to fund a project in their classrooms and a second $2,000 gift card to help seed other pre-K projects listed on PNC Volunteer Gift Cards: All PNC employees who volunteered for the early education initiative Grow Up Great in 2017 will receive a $50 electronic gift card to support pre-K project requests on These resources are already having real-world impacts. Last years campaign enabled nearly 244,000 preschool children across 21 states and the District of Columbia to receive new classroom materials and educational opportunities. More than 7,500 pre-K classroom projects benefited from the grant, which was made in support of PNC Grow Up Great, its $350 million early childhood education initiative. Teachers and donors can visit PNCGrowUpGreat. com/donorschoose for more information. Because of these efforts, we can introduce our children to more activities and opportunities to learn more skills, says Chicago pre-K teacher, Denise Lopez-Gill. The supplies that I have received have transformed our classroom environment. -StatePoint COURTESYResources are available online for pre-K educators. From Reese Witherspoon to SJP, the rise of celeb book clubsThe Associated PressJimmy Fallon remembers a summer a few years back when it seemed everybody was reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Everyone had that book. If we had people over, or went on vacation poolside, people had that book wrinkled and curled up. I read it with my wife and we read every chapter together and wed be like, (Gasps) This is great! It was the worlds smallest book club, he laughed. This summer, Fallon decided to expand his book club of two to include his late-night audience. In June, he launched Tonight Show Summer Reads. Fallon presented five book options on his show and instructed viewers to go online and vote for their favorite. The results exceeded his expectations with 140,000 votes. The winner was Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Any way to engage the audience and to do stuff with them is always more fun, said Fallon. He also enthusiastically tracked how the books performed on Amazon after a mention on his show. The company confirms he had an impact. When a celebrity decides to get behind a book, we generally see a lift in sales, said Chris Schluep, an editor at Amazon. For instance, Children of Blood and Bone has been selling well this year. But the week after Jimmy Fallon selected it as the first Tonight Show book club selection, it sold nearly three times the number of print, Kindle and Audible books that it had sold in the previous week at Amazon. Fallon isnt the only celebrity to follow in Oprah Winfreys footsteps with a book club. Reese Witherspoon has made such a success of her monthly literary picks that publishers are now putting Reese stickers on her selections. Its fantastic and we have a great experience, said Witherspoon, who has bought the rights to many of her picks to adapt for film or television. One of her selections, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng will be a limited series on Hulu starring Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. The Oscar winner has also partnered with the audio producer-distributor Audible on audio recordings of her selections. Emma Roberts has turned her lifelong love of reading into a pet project she calls Belletrist. A website and social media for Belletrist celebrate all things books. Each month they feature a new book to read and even an independent book store to check out. Belletrist is my baby, said Roberts, who runs the site with her partner, Karah Preiss. She says there is no criteria for books she features because her personal taste is so varied, but she does tend to learn toward highlighting female authors. She wants to create a community for Belletrist followers to share thoughts and ideas about what they read. Sarah Jessica Parker is so committed to reading that shes partnered with the American Library Association to share her own suggestions. The goal, she says, is to not only get people to read but to also support their own local libraries. When Parker was approached by publishing house Hogarth to start her own imprint, her respect for writing initially made her think it wasnt a good idea. I didnt think I had the experience and had too much respect for people whove been in publishing for a long time, she said. But Parker then thought it could be a way to help champion works in the literary fiction space which isnt always as commercial. The first novel printed by SJP for Hogarth, A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza, is a New York Times best-seller. Parker said she also enjoys posting about books on social media because its a safe topic. Books are the one thing I can talk about on Instagram thats not controversial, she said. Everybody wants to talk about their favorite books or their feelings about books and share title recommendations. I mean, its a huge exchange of information and enthusiasm and its really the easiest part of my relationship with social media certainly. Like Witherspoon, Roberts and Parker are open to the idea of giving a book they recommend the Hollywood treatment. One of the most exciting things about reading is thinking about how to bring it to life. Im always imagining the show or the movie. Were in an exciting time, said Roberts. Parker stresses her goal first and foremost is to help the author. Im in it really for the genuinely purest of intentions to introduce new authors to readers. And if the opportunity exists for there to be a discussion about any television or film rights, I would certainly enter in to those conversations. But that isnt in any way my incentive.