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 Fla
John H. Perry
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Daily (Monday through Friday)[<1969>-]
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Vol. 95, no. 4 (Oct. 5, 1967)-
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Lake City ReporterWEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014 | YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE 1874 | $1.00 LAKECITYREPORTER.COM SCHOOLSCHS portable gets a new paint job, 6A. CALL US: (386) 752-1293 SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: 755-5445 Fax: 752-9400 Vol. 140, No. 126 TODAYS WEATHER Opinion . . . . . . 4A Health . . . . . . . 8A Calendar . . . . . 5A Advice & Comics . . 3B Puzzles . . . . . . . 2B SPORTSLearning the basics at Tiger Camp, 3B. 94 68Mostly sunny, 2A Darden completes sale of Red Lobster for $2.1 billion See below. + PLUS >> Celebrate Smokeys 70th birthdaySee Page 2ACOMMUNITY Water tower gets a faceliftSee Page 3ALOCALDoug Peeler named new CHS athletic directorSee Page 1BSPORTSPanera, DQ comingBy TONY BRITTtbritt@lakecityreporter.comPanera Bread and Dairy Queen Grill & Chill are looking to become two of Lake Citys newest restaurants. According to information from City Hall, at least four national franchise restaurants, and representatives from two local restaurants, have called inquiring about the possibly of setting up shop in the area. The restaurants that have expressed interest in locating in Lake City are: Panera Bread Company, Panda Express Restaurant, Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, Dennys Dinner Restaurant and Dunkin Donuts. Bob Hathcox, City of Lake City director of growth management, said the proposed Panera Bread Company has finished the site plan review by the city staff and the plans JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterThis photograph taken Tuesday shows the Panera Bread restaurant in Gainesville. A Panera Bread will be opening in Lake City shortly. Dennys, Panda Express, Dunkin Donuts also express interest in Lake City locations. PANERA continued on 7A By SARAH LOFTUSsloftus@lakecityreporter.comEarly voting for the primary election in Columbia County will be from Aug. 16, the minimum eight days Florida counties allot for early voting instead of the possible 14 days. Columbia County Supervisor of Elections Liz Horne said the main reason the county is only having eight days of early voting is because the ballot is small, so lines will move quickly and voters wont need the extra six days. Some voters, depending on their district, may only have one thing to vote for, she said. The maximum number of races voters will see on their ballots is four. Hornes assistant Tomi Brown said typically only Early voting set at 8 daysBy CARTER JACKSONSpecial to the ReporterA man attempting to burglarize a local home was knocked out by the homeowner before finding himself in jail, CCSO reports. James Michael Coleman Jett, 23, was arrested on Sunday for attempting to break into a Lake City house multiple times. Homeowner knocks out attd burglar, CCSO says The Associated PressNEW YORK Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so its getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants. The changes mark the latest attempt by the struggling seafood to stop a years-long sales decline as it embarks on a new era. On Monday, Darden Restaurants Inc. said it completed its sale of the chain for $2.1 billion to investment firm Golden Gate Capital, despite contentious protests from activist investors. A Red Lobster spokesperson told the Lake City Reporter that no restaurants will close as a result of the sale and that there would be no effect on the Lake City Red Lobster. In his first interview as Red Lobsters new CEO, Kim Lopdrup outlined the missteps he thought his predecessors made and why he thinks Red Red Lobster sale, at $2.1B, is final JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterDarden Restaurants Incorporated, which owns a number of restaurants including Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze and Olive Garden, announced Monday that it has sold Red Lobster to investment firm Golden Gate Capital for approximately $2.1 billion.DARDEN continued on 3A VOTING continued on 7A Horne Spokesperson: Sale wont have any effect here. COLEMAN continued on 3A Ann Opgenorth is seen next to her sculpture Rookery that is hanging in the Womans Club/ Garden Club Lake City. The piece is made of welded steel and is covered with acrylic paint. Local artist Ann Opgenorth makes a living and has built a home off of the thing she learned how to do in a college class more than 50 years ago weld metal. She owns a business called Ivy Ridge Studio that she uses to sell her welded-metal sculptures some are flat pieces made to hang on walls, others are figurines. Opgenorth uses acrylic paints on the flat pieces, so they stand out from the walls they hang on. She doesnt paint her free-standing sculptures though because the way the light hits them makes them pop enough, she said. Her work can be found at Florida Gateway College, Gateway Art Gallery, her own home, and her most recent piece called Rookery of blue herons is now hanging at the Womans/Garden Club-Lake City building. Opgenorth is a member of the Lake City Garden Club, and since the other members were so fond of ANN OPGENORTH By SARAH LOFTUS | sloftus@lakecityreporter.comSculpted JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City Reporter From staff reportsA report to Congress on VA wait-list procedures turned up widespread anomalies nationwide, including use of outside tracking logs to conceal delays getting appointments at the Lake City VA Medical Center. The report was commissioned to determine if allegations about inappropriate scheduling practices are isolated instances of improper practices or Wait times under review here LAKE CITY VA Outside logs found at local VA hospital. SCULPTOR continued on 7AA life by art VA continued on 3A


2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 Sandy Hook survivor has book dealNEW YORK A Connecticut teacher who helped save students lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has a book deal. G.P. Putnams Sons announced Tuesday that Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Your Lifes Darkest Hour by teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis will be released next spring. The publisher says the book will be a poignant account of personal triumph over unbearable tragedy. Robin Gaby Fisher is co-writing it.New Mexico city attempts to woo The Bachelor SANTA FE, N.M. The city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is trying to land the The Bachelor, and it may shell out some money for the mission. The Albuquerque Journal reports councilors are expected Wednesday to consider a request to spend between $50,000 and $100,000 from Tourism Santa Fes reserve budget in an effort to attract the popular ABCTV dating show. Officials want the show to film one of next seasons episodes in Santa Fe. The New Mexico Department of Tourism already has agreed to a letter of intent to commit $50,000 to the effort. 7a 1p 7p 1a 6 a LAKE CITY ALMANA C SUN MOON UV INDEX EXTREME: 10 minutes to burn T odays ultra-violet radiation risk for the a r ea on a scale f r om 0 to 10+. FYI An exclusive service brought to our readers by The W eather Channel. SPONSORED B Y City THE WEA THER WEA THER HIST O R Y Pensacola T allahassee Panama City V aldosta Daytona Beach Cape Canaveral Gainesville Lake City Ocala Orlando Jacksonville T ampa W est Palm Beach Ft. Myers Ft. Lauderdale Naples Miami Key W est TEMPERA TURESNor mal high Nor mal low PRECIPIT A TIONMonth total Y ear total HI LO LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI 30 31 01 02 03Thursday Friday Cape Canaveral 92/76/ts 93/78/ts Daytona Beach 92/76/ts 92/76/ts Fort Myers 93/75/ts 92/75/ts Ft. 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Sunset tom. Moonrise today Moonset today Moonrise tom. Moonset tom. Record high Record low Normal month-to-date Normal year-to-date WED94 68 THU92 68 FRI94 70 SAT92 72 SUN88 70WEATHER BY-THE-DAY 60 70 80 90 100 110 Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue 92 93 92 91 92 92 91 71 71 73 72 75 76 75Actual high Actual low Average high Average low REGIONAL FORECAST MAP for Wednesday, July 30 Wednesday's highs/Wednesday night's low 14 Extreme mins to burnMostly sunny Light wind Partly cloudy Light wind Slight chance of storms Slight chance of storms Chance of storms 11:01 p.m.HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO HI LO30.35" 10:52 a.m.Forecasts, data and graphics WSI Business denies hiring Zimmerman for securityORLANDOThe manager of a Florida business where George Zimmerman was questioned by police said Tuesday that Zimmerman was never hired to provide security, despite his claims otherwise to authorities. DeLand police report that two officers spotted Zimmerman and his dog parked behind Pompano Pats, a motorcycle and gun store, on Sunday shortly after midnight and approached him. Zimmerman, acquitted last summer in the shooting of the 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, told officers that the owner gave him permission to be there to provide security after a recent burglary, according to the police report. Officers attempted to confirm that but couldnt reach the owner. No citations were issued because There was no evidence to support that a crime had occurred or was about to occur, Officer Jessica Mayo wrote in the report. Zimmerman in no way, shape or form is employed by the store, Pompano Pats manager Sam Porter told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday. Owner Pat Johnson didnt immediately return a phone message.Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies ST. PETERSBURG A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday. Oceana Irizarrys father also was killed Sunday. The two, of Fort Stewart, Georgia, were walking along Caspersen Beach in Venice on Sunday afternoon when the 1972 Piper Cherokee plane made an emergency landing after reporting problems. In a statement, the family thanked the emergency responders and beachgoers who helped them, and expressed gratitude for prayers and support from around the world. There are no words to describe the suffering we are experiencing, the statement said. Their loss is devastating to our family and to everyone who knew them.Banned book back on reading list at school WESLEY CHAPEL A banned book is back on the eighth grade summer reading list at a Florida middle school. The book, Paper Towns by John Green, disappeared from the list earlier this summer after a parents complaint about sexual content and language. The Tampa Bay Times reports the book is now back on the reading list at John Lang Middle School. Scripture of the Day Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that dont have brains enough to be honest. Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States (1706-1790) Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction. I will never for get Your precepts, For by them You have given me life. Psalm 119:92-93 See an error? Thought for Today 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 Emily Lawson at Submissions 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 clarifications will run in this space. Thanks for reading. COURTESYSelfies with SmokeyLake City Regal Cinema 90 recently had a little help rolling out the premier of Disneys Planes Fire & Rescue. Smokey Bear, Florida Forest Rangers and the 2014 Forestry Queens made a special appearance to distribute coloring pages and greet young movie-goers. Children of all ages also had an opportunity to take a photo with Smokey. The Florida Forest Service is asking for residents who see Smokey out and about to please take a selfie with Smokey to help celebrate his 70th birthday. If youre on social media, please post the picture with the hashtag #SELFIESWITHSMOKEY. Smokeys next appearance will be at the Lake City Mall at the Belk Fashion show on August 9 from 12 to 2 p.m. Come out and wish Smokey a happy 70th birthday. 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Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014 3A By MEGAN Steve Nelson is running for his fourth term as District 3 repre sentative to the Columbia County School Board. “I hope to continue what we have been working on by focusing on working with administration to improve student achievement,” he said. “We want to team up with administrators, look at the data and push our stu dents and schools to be better.” Nelson was born and raised in Lake City and is a gradu ate of Columbia High School. He attended Lake City Community College, the University of Florida and Florida A&M to receive a degree in phys ical therapy. He then returned to Lake City and worked in a private practice, at Shands at Lake Shore Regional Medical Center and at Lake City Medical Center before going to Saint Leo University to earn a master's degree in business administration. He now has three children, one of whom graduated from CHS. The other two are still in the Columbia County school system. Nelson said he hopes to see continued financial growth and improvement of the district. “We need to get back to where we were in 2007,” he said. “We have been slowly improving, but we aren’t where we were.” He said his greatest accomplish ment thus far is helping children. “My main priority is to work to create the agenda and the focus of the school system to make our district and our students better,” Nelson said. By MEGAN Edgar “Reggie” Clauser III, who is seeking the District 3 seat on the Columbia County School Board, said he believes that chil dren should have every opportu nity to succeed in the classroom and beyond. “As a part of the Columbia County School Board, I will work to make sure that all students will have the proper tools avail able to help them be successful in whatever career path they choose to follow,” Clauser said in an email. He said to make this happen, he plans on being visible in both the community and county schools so that he can be accessible to stu dents and parents full time. “We are in the business to edu cate; input from parents, teachers, administrators, all other Columbia County School Board employees and the general public will be a top priority for me,” Clauser said. Clauser also hopes to expand Lake City career and vocational options in the county to encour age Columbia County graduates to return back to the area. “Our children should have the opportunity to be employed here in Columbia County after gradu ating from high school,” he said. After working with business and marketing, Clauser started a business as a builder and remod eler in Atlanta, Ga., which he said has prepared him for this position. “My business was successful because I built it by making good, solid decisions and operating on a budget which was realistic within my means,” he said. He moved back to Lake City in 2004 and worked in the Columbia County school system until June 2013. Nelson ClauserSteve Nelson: School Board District 3CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENTSEdgar Clauser III: School Board District 3 Officer Matthew Baucom responded to a call at 3962 SW Carpenter Rd. Upon arriving at the scene, he noticed Coleman attempting to enter the resi dence. When asked why he was there and trying to enter the home, Coleman’s answer was that he was drunk, the report said. Officer Baucom then made contact with the homeowner who said he was woken up by someone trying to enter his home through the front door. The homeowner stated that he got out of bed and found that Coleman had made entrance to his house. After telling Coleman to get out of his house, the homeowner said Coleman came at him and tried to hit him. The homeowner then hit Coleman one time in the face and knocked him out, the report said. While dialing 911 for further assistance, Coleman awoke and again tried to break into the home. Officer Baucom then arrived on the scene and subdued Coleman, according to the report. While in route to the Columbia County Detention Facility, Coleman became very irate, and started to kick and bang his head on the cage of the patrol car, the report said. After asking Coleman several times to stop, Baucom noticed that Coleman was trying to get the handcuffs in front of his body. Officer Baucom warned Coleman he’d be sprayed if he put his handcuffs in front of himself, but Coleman managed to do so then began digging in his front pants pocket, the report said. Officer Baucom saw some thing shiny in his pocket and pulled over the patrol car. When asked what he was retrieving from his pocket, Coleman said he was trying to “get high” before he went to jail, the report said. Coleman refused to hand over the shiny object in his hand, so Baucom sprayed him after repeated warnings, the report said. The object turned out to be cough and cold medicine. They continued in route to Columbia County Detention Facility and Coleman continued to bang his head on the car cage. Coleman was charged with battery, burglary, trespassing, resisting an officer with vio lence and tampering with evi dence. He is being held on $17,000 bond. COURTESYSprings protection awarenessThe Ichetucknee Partnership recently had its logo painted on the water tower on US Hwy 90 East in an effort to continue to raise awareness for springs protection and water conse rvation. COLEMANContinued From 1A Coleman Jett Lobster can win back customers. “At the end of the day, people are not going to go a Chipotle for their anniversary or their birth day,” he said. Sit-down chains like Red Lobster have been struggling since the economic downturn as people cut back on spending. Such chains are also losing business to places like Chipotle and Panera, where people feel they can get restau rant quality food without paying as much. And Darden’s recent attempts to spark turnarounds at Red Lobster and Olive Garden haven’t worked. Amid intensifying pressure from investors, the company announced late last year it would hold onto Olive Garden but get rid of Red Lobster. The company, based in Orlando, Florida, noted Red Lobster’s customers were increasingly from lower-income groups, compared with Olive Garden and its specialty chains such as Capital Grille. Investors Barington Capital and Starboard Value wanted the breakup struc tured differently, with the latter fil ing a lawsuit last week for records related to the sale. In the meantime, Lopdrup said, many people still view Red Lobster as “fine-dining for the middle class.” But changing perceptions about the quality of Red Lobster’s food could be a challenge, given recent promotions like “30 shrimp for $11.99,” or a lobster pot pie that had just a half-ounce of lob ster meat. Lopdrup, who served as pres ident of Red Lobster from 2004 to 2011 before moving on to head other aspects of Darden’s busi ness, said he planned to end such steep discounting. “You’re not going to see any of these low-priced specials that we’re not proud of,” he said. Popular promotions like “Endless Shrimp” and “Crabfest” will stay, however. About two weeks ago, Red Lobster also starting rolling out a new plating style for its fish dishes that will expand to other parts of the menu. Previously, fish dishes were served on rectangular plates, with the fish, rice and vegetables spread out in separate corners. Now when customers order off the “Fresh Fish” menu, they get a round plate on which slabs of fish are piled over the rice, a vertical presentation commonly found at higher-end establishments. “The food arranged in a way that’s more like you’d see at a fine-dining restaurant,” Lopdrup said. “The seafood is the star.” As for the food itself, that hasn’t changed. Lopdrup also said he planned to reverse the decision in late 2012 to expand non-seafood options to up to a quarter of the menu and bring the figure back down to around 10 to 15 percent by November. He declined to provide details on other menu changes planned for coming months. But he said the chain will take a “barbell strat egy,” meaning it will continue to offer pricier items, including dish es that are more than $30, as well as affordable options more akin to the recently introduced lobster tacos. Carter Jackson of the Lake City Reporter staff contributed to this report. DARDENContinued From 1A By SARAH A rate of 7.132 mills for the 2014-15 school year was approved by the Columbia County School Board Tuesday night at a meeting. The board also approved the tentative budget of $86,157,472 for the coming school year at the meeting. This year’s millage rate is actually lower than last year’s, district finance director Bonnie Penner said. That is because the portion of the millage rate required by the state is .063 mills fewer than it was last year. The capital outlay and discretionary operating millage levies, which are the parts of the millage rate counties have the option to levy, have remained the same. The district always levies 1.5 for capital outlay and .748 for discretionary operating, the maximum amounts allowed by the state, Penner said. The capital outlay will generate about $3.75 mil lion. The money from that will be used to construct a multi-purpose building at Westside Elementary School, upgrade and repair the district’s technology and purchase three new school buses among other things. The money from the dis cretionary operating and required local effort is used for district operating costs. About $43 million of expenditures will be used for instruction. There will be another public hearing September 9 at 7 p.m. to approve the final budget. Not much is expected to change in the budget, Penner said. Small changes may occur, depending on how many children actually attend Columbia County schools in this coming school year. The number of children in district schools deter mines how much funding Columbia County gets from the state. No one from the public made any comments at the millage rate and budget pub lic hearings Tuesday night. Board approves millage rate, budget Numbers are tentative until Sept. meeting. if broader, more systemic problems exist.” The findings show 13 percent of schedulers at VA facilities said they were instructed to alter wait lists to indicate visits were being scheduled closer to the date actually requested by the patient. “At least one instance of such practices was iden tified in 76 percent of VA facilities,” the report said. In some cases it may be appropriate to override patients’ wishes, the report said, though the data did not indicate how frequently this may have occurred. In other instances the scheduler may have not properly understood the system, the report said. According to the report, the Lake City VA is among 37 percent of the 216 sites visited in the Phase One Access Audit that require further review. VAContinued From 1A


P erhaps there is just not enough discrimination to occupy federal bureaucrats. How else to explain the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuit filed last month against Wisconsin Plastics Inc. for firing employees who were unable to speak English? The case came to light when 11 Hmong and Hispanic workers at the Green Bay, Wis., plastic and metal manufacturer complained to the EEOC following their dismissal in the fall of 2012. “Such alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects employ-ees from discrimination based on national origin, which includes the linguistic characteristics of a nation-al origin group,” the EEOC claimed in a press release. “Our experience at the EEOC has been that so-called ‘English only’ rules and requirements of English fluency are often employed to make what is really discrimination appear acceptable,” EEOC regional attor-ney John C. Hendrickson lectured. “But superficial appearances are not fooling anyone.” The EEOC is suing for the former employees’ lost wages and punitive damages that could reportedly be up to $200,000 per employee, for a maximum of $2.2 million. The EEOC’s charges are “false and completely without merit,” Wisconsin Plastics contended in a statement. The company noted that at the time the employees were laid off, 91 per-cent of its nearly 300 employees were racial and ethnic minorities. The EEOC’s accusations are even more ironic and unlikely given the company’s history of trying to elimi-nate language barriers with its employ-ees. As reported by Plastics News, Wisconsin Plastics was honored by a trade group in 2003 for its manage-ment’s attempts to learn the Southeast Asian Hmong language to improve communication with employees. The EEOC has gotten even more aggressive — and creative — in recent years. “We’ve seen some decisions that are a kind of radical that we haven’t seen in the past, under Republican or Democratic administrations,” Judicial Watch blog editor Irene Garcia told CNS News. Other EEOC cases have alleged that conducting background checks dis-criminates against blacks and prohi-bitions on employee head coverings discriminate against Muslim women who wear hijab headscarves. While one does wonder how employees with little to no English skills were hired in the first place, it hardly seems unreasonable to fire employees who are unable to communicate effectively with their supervisors. The EEOC’s actions are just another example of the government’s lack of respect for the freedom of contract and the troubling trend of bureaucratic overreach that is inexorable when-ever government grows too big and powerful. OPINION Wednesday, July 30, 2014 4A Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding coun-ties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities — “Newspapers get things done!” Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable community-oriented newspapers. This mission will be accomplished through the teamwork of professionals dedicated to truth, integrity and hard work. Todd Wilson, Publisher Robert Bridges, Editor Emily Lawson, Associate Editor Sue Brannon, Controller Dink NeSmith, President Tom Wood, Chairman ANOTHER VIEW LETTERS POLICY Letters to the Editor should be typed or neatly written and double spaced. Letters should not exceed 400 words and will be edited for length and libel. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, address and telephone number for verification. Writers can have two letters per month published. Letters and guest columns are the opinion of the writers and not necessarily that of the Lake City Reporter BY MAIL: Letters, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL 32056; or drop off at 180 E. Duval St. downtown. BY FAX: (386) 752-9400. BY EMAIL: C ircuit Judge Terry Lewis is skeptical he can redraw the boundaries of the state’s congres-sional districts in time for the primary and general elections this year. He has good reason for skepticism. Military ballots have already been mailed overseas, and local supervi-sors of elections are mailing ballots to voters in their counties and preparing early-voting sites in advance of the Aug. 26 primary election. To put the brakes on that process and disrupt or delay the primary and general elections would be fool-ish. Although the legality of the district boundaries is clearly in question, it’s simply too late to pull back now. He should allow the elections to proceed with the existing maps. If he does, we hope the parties that suc-cessfully challenged the maps will consider the chaos an immediate appeal will cause and accept that it’s too late. Holding the elections as scheduled will also allow time to redraw the lines, and to determine whether Lewis, the Legislature, an appointed third party, or the state’s highest court have that authority. After they are redrawn, perhaps special elections can be held in the affected districts. This unpleasant predicament can be laid at the feet of Republican lawmakers who participated in a stealth effort to rig the district maps to their advantage, a process known as gerrymandering. A lawsuit by the League of Women Voters and other voter-rights groups pulled the curtain back on the whole sordid affair. After listening to testimony, Lewis ordered new boundaries for two congressional districts: one occu-pied by Democratic U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown that stretches from Jacksonville to Orlando, and one occu-pied by Republican U.S. Rep Dan Webster in Central Florida. Of course, changing the boundaries for two districts will result in changes to bordering districts. In hear-ings last week, Lewis was asked by the voter-rights groups to redraw the boundaries before the primary. They make a valid argument that the congressional map is unconstitutional and should immediately be redrawn. But counterarguments by the state and the state’s supervisors of elections are more grounded in real-ity. They point out that some military members have already returned mail-in ballots. And this week, when Lewis is expected to make his decision, mail-in ballots sent to voters living in Florida may also start arriving in the mail. For all intents and purposes, the 2014 primary election is under way. Allowing the district boundaries to stand for the 2014 elections could be seen as a victory of sorts to the lawmakers who rigged the redistricting process to give their party an advantage. But holding special elections in the spring after the congressional boundaries are properly set could fix that problem. The conduct of the lawmakers behind this redistricting fiasco, and the looming primary, leave Lewis with nothing but bad choices. But the best of those bad choices is to let the 2014 elections proceed. The voter-rights forces have won the war; they should resist engaging in another legal battle at this late date. Keeping elections on track Q Tampa Tribune Celebrating a life – and moving on with life N o one looks forward to going to a memorial ser-vice, let alone, two in one weekend. But my husband and I didn’t want to miss either of these. The first was for a long time family friend. For 50 years or so, Dave and his wife shared their lives with my husband’s parents. As couples, they raised their children together, traveled the world and watched their grandchildren grow up. I’d heard countless stories of the memories that made the two fami-lies seem as one. Blood, they say, is thicker than water. But friendship can be the life raft that keeps us afloat. The second service, two days later, was for a young woman who wasn’t so young anymore, but will always be young to me. Trish was a teenager when we met. I was in my 20s, a new mother and a youth lead-er in our church, when she asked if we could be “prayer partners.” For the next two years, she came over once a week and we would talk (as best we could with my kids climbing on us) about everything and nothing. Between visits, we prayed for each other. The visits were great, but it was the prayers, I think, that bound us together. One thing I am sure of: I learned far more from Trish than she did from me. Then she went off to col-lege, married her childhood sweet-heart, had three babies and lived a beautiful life. We kept in touch by email. Three years ago, she wrote to tell me she had breast cancer, and reminded me that we were still “prayer part-ners.” Her treatment went well. She went on with her life. Then last week I learned the cancer had come back and she was gone. The story of our lives is always a mystery, isn’t it? What will happen next? How will it end? What will people say about us at our memorial service? The services we attended this weekend celebrated lives that were lived well by two people of great faith, who loved their families and friends, and made a difference in their communities. One life was long; the other ended too soon. But both changed their worlds, left their marks on those who loved them. And both will surely be missed. I wish they could’ve heard all that was said about them. I wish they could have seen the great gathering of family and friends and realized how much they meant — and will always mean — to those they left behind. Who knows? Maybe they did. If Heaven is anything, surely it’s a place where we’ll get to know beyond all doubt who we are and how much we are loved. Years ago, I lost my first husband to cancer. People who know that often ask me what’s the best advice to offer to someone who is grieving? The answer is simple. The best advice is no advice at all. Second best? Take care of yourself, get some rest, and then do what you want to do. And third (only if you’re sure they are ready to hear it): Remember that you’re alive. After my husband died, a very kind friend told me something I have shared countless times: “The challenge for you now,” he wrote, “having lost your loved one, is to live a life that is honoring to his memory, while at the same time, that life moves forward, so that only one person has died, and not two.” Some people get to live longer than others. It’s not fair, but there it is. Those who do, I believe, owe it to those who don’t, to live well, fully alive. That’s what memorial services are for. We gather to celebrate life. To remember the departed, wrap our arms around their families, hug the necks of old friends and remind ourselves that we are still alive in all our imperfection until it’s our turn to live in a new and perfect way. I’m looking forward to that. Bias police can leave you speechless Q Orange County Register Sharon Randall Q Sharon Randall can be contacted at P.O. Box 777394, Henderson, NV 89077.4AOPINION


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Proceeds from the fundraiser will help purchase safety equipment for Lake City Police Departments K-9 unit and officers. Please drop off items for donation (excluding clothing) at the vacant parking lot across from LCPD, 225 NW Main Blvd, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Artists Wanted for ExhibitionThe Live Oak Artists Guild, in partnership with the Suwannee River Regional Library, will be presenting their annual fine arts exhibition September 8-19. All artists, age 18 or older, are eligible and invited to submit an application. Application Deadline: Applications and with an entry fee of $25 for members or $35 for non-members must be submitted by August 22. A photo or digital image must be submitted with the application. Applications are available at The Frame Shop & Gallery and the Suwannee River Regional Library. Or, artists may download/ print the application from our blog: http://theloag. If you have any questions, please contact Glinda Pennock at 386-364-9363. Awards: Autumn Artfest 2014 awards will be determined by the entries and donations received. A minimum of $3000 will be awarded. Artwork selected for these awards will be exhibited at a special Featured Exhibition at the Suwannee River Regional Library.Mystery at the LibraryThe Columbia County Public Library is hosting an after-hours Library Mystery on Saturday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Participants will work in teams, following a string of clues, to solve the mystery of who committed the crime. The event is for adults only, and registration is limited. Pre-registration is required. Please call Katrina at 758-1018 to reserve your spot. If you would like to create your own team, gather up to 5 people and register as a team. Individuals or groups of less than 5 who register will be put with others to make a team. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is free and open to the public.Sea CadetsThe U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps is an exciting after school leadership program for boys and girls from fifth to twelfth grade. Students may explore future career fields while developing confidence, teamwork, fitness, and self-discipline. An informational meeting to learn more or sign up will be held Saturday, August 23, at 10 a.m. at the Richardson Middle School cafeteria in Lake City. See www. for details.ANNOUNCEMENTS JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterOut for a walkLisa Perez walks with her daughter, Gina, 2, along Main Street on Tuesday.July 30Da Vinci ProgramThe Art league of North Florida, The Friends of the Library, and the Columbia County Library are offering free art classes entitled The Young Da Vinci Program at the West Branch of the Public Library. Registration is July 30 from 10 11:30 a.m. The classes will be held Thursday, July 31, Friday, August 1, and Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m each day. The program is for children ages 10 through 14. The classes are taught by professional artists. Thursdays class will be taught by Jane Kopp and will be The Basic Techniques of Acrylics; Fridays class will be taught by Helen Beaty and will be The Art of Vincent Van Gough; Saturdays class will be taught by Carol Ghionzoli and will be Got your Goat: Painting in Watercolor. The class space is limited and is offered on a first-come basis. For additional information call the Gateway Art Gallery at 752-5229.Aug. 1Operation ChristmasOperation Christmas Child and Chick-fil-A will host a community fundraiser event at Chick-fil-A Friday, Saturday, and Monday Aug. 1,2, and 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Donate school supplies valued at least $2 and receive a coupon for an original chicken sandwich. Half of the collected school supplies will go to Columbia County Schools and half will go to Operation Christmas Child for shoeboxes.Volunteer OrientationHospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast is holding a general volunteer orientation on Aug. 1 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 857 SW Main Blvd, Suite 125. Volunteer opportunities include Administrative Support, Patient Support, Community Outreach & Thrift Shoppe. Scheduling is flexible enough to fix your schedule. Email Lynda Schladant at lschlandant@hospiceofcitrus with questions.Spaghetti DinnerBethel United Methodist Church will host a youth fundraiser/spaghetti dinner on Friday, Aug. 1 from 4-7 p.m. Donation of $7 includes salad, bread, pasta, dessert, and drink. Eat in or take out. Call 7551353 for more.Wine and CheeseThe Gateway Art Gallery invites the community to a wine and cheese and "Art Affair" on Friday, Aug. 1 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Gallery. There will be a special presentation of "Art in North Florida." The showing is made up of several artists that capture the beauty of North Florida in his or her unique style and medium.Friday JazzThe first First Friday Jazz event will be Aug. 1 from 6-10 p.m. at Track Sports and Entertainment Club, 164 NE Railroad St. Ben Grier, Andreal Gambles and Lynn Branscome will be performing. A $10 cover charge will be taken at the door. Food and drinks will be available. Call Pam Cooley at 407-690-0776 for more.Aug. 2Poker RunAmerican Legion Riders Post 57, 2602 SW Main Blvd., will have a poker run Saturday, August 2. Registration will be from 8-9:30 a.m. Cost is $15 for the first hand and $10 each additional hand, or buy six hands for $50 and get a meal at the end of the ride. The ride will consist of four stops, ending at the Legion. There will be drawings, raffles, food and full bar and entertainment. Call 386-697-0288 for more information.Yard SaleWellborn Church of God, 3330 US Hwy 90, will have a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Pastor W.C. Cobb at 386-623-1348 for more.Car WashBoy Scout Troop 85 is having a car wash at the Scout House at First Presbyterian Church on US 90 on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. as a fundraiser to purchase camping equipment.Cooking CompetitionNew Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 345 NE Washington St., will host a cooking competition Saturday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Set-up begins at 7 a.m.; judging will begin at noon. Categories and registration costs are: Pound Cake $25; Sweet Potato Pie $15; Barbecue $75 (Includes one meat entry: ribs, chicken, or brisket. Each additional entry is $25.) Bounce houses and a sampling of the area's best food will be available throughout the day. A food auction will take place after the competition. Call Roosevelt Lake at 386466-8697 or Kwan Morgan at 704-654-0058 for more.Craft RendezvousStephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Gift Shop will host Craft Rendezvous in the Craft Square on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blacksmithing, quilting, glass blowing, pottery, roping braiding, leatherworking, corn grinding, and many other crafts will be demonstrated. The event is free with park admission of $5 per car. For more info please call Susan Conley 386-397-1920.Aug. 3Family ReunionThe annual Allbritton family reunion will be at Deep Creek Community Center on Aug. 3 at 12 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share. Call Dessie Meeks at 386-752-1473 for more information.Aug. 5Career FairSaint Leo University will host a career fair/Human Services expo at the Columbia County Public Library (Main Branch) August 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables and chairs will be provided for you to display your organization. Space is limited so call Jessical Markham, Assistant Academic Advisor, at 386-752-6866 to RSVP. Aug. 6Lake City Newcomers Lake City Newcomers and Friends will meet at Gator's Dockside (in the Publix Shopping Center) on Wednesday, Aug. 6 for a Friendship Lunch. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. For more info contact Rose Taylor, 755-2175.Aug. 7Homeschool Book SaleA used Homeschool curriculum/book sale will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Covenant Community School, 2019 SW Main Blvd. If you are interested in selling books during this event, please contact Cindy at 386-961-8130 to reserve space. You will need to bring your own table(s) for set-up.Aug. 8Smart DriverThe NEW AARP Smart Driver Course will be held on August 8 at 9 a.m. at Lake City Medical Center. Refresh your driving skills and know the new rules of the road. Learn researchbased driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel. There are no tests to pass. Register at 386-719-9371.Aug. 9Candidate ForumIt's About My Efforts, Inc. will host another candidates forum on 107.9 Aug. 9 beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be a meet and greet with the candidates in the radio station reception area following the forum at 12:30. The station is located at 463 N. Marion Street.


6A LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424CHS ‘84 ReunionThe CHS Class of 1984 will hold its 30th High School Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 6-11 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Banquet Hall. Cost is $40 per person. Start the weekend early with a meet & greet at Gator’s Dockside, Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Make payments to or visit the Facebook page CHS Class of 1984 30th Reunion. You may also call Kelli K. Ronsonet at 386-397-9482. CHS ‘74 ReunionThe CHS Class of 1974 will hold its 40th Class Reunion on August 15 and 16. Friday, August 15 will consist of an informal get-together at Gator Dockside at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 16 will be the reunion at Quail Heights Country Club. Social hour will begin at 7 p.m.; a DJ will perform from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The cash bar will be available all night along with hor d’oeuvres. Cost is $25 per person or $50 per couple. Send your registration and check payable to CHS 1974 Class Reunion, 223 SE Lillian Loop Apt. 102 (Lake City) no later than August 1. Contact Tonia Edenfield at 386-961-6328 with questions.CHS Class of ‘72The CHS Class of 1972 will have a 60th birthday party on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 5:30-11 p.m. at the LifeStyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court. Cost is $15 per person if paid by Aug. 5 then will increase to $20. Price includes barbecue dinner. Checks payable to Class of 1972, 81 SE Anastasia Street, Lake City. Call Charles Tannachion at 386-752-3621 or Kent Harriss at 386-365-7086 with questions. Information and a reg istration form can be found on the CHS Class of 1972 Facebook page.SHS ‘84 ReunionThe SHS Class of 1984 will hold its 30th Class Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Brown Lantern, 417 E. Howard St., Live Oak. Dress is casual. Cost is $40 per person and includes buffet of fried/boiled shrimp, chicken wings, chicken strips, veggies, salad bar, etc. Tea, Coke products, and keg beer will be served all night. A cash bar will be available at a discounted price for wine and bot tled beer. Entertainment is provided by DJ Kickin’ Kevin Thomas. RSVP to by Aug. 15. Payment must be received by Sept. 15. Make check/money order payable to Class of 1984 and send to Class of 1984 Sue Swann Ratliff P.O. Box 120 McAlpin, FL 32062. The Holiday Inn Express is offering a lodging discount: $112.57 per night with a minimum of 10 rooms reserved. Reservation dead line is Oct. 6. There will be reserved seating at the Friday, Oct. 24 Homecoming Football Game at a cost of $6 per ticket. The ticket price must be included in total amount remitted with reunion ticket purchase. Indicate how many tickets are needed when you RSVP. Questions? Email Class reunions, get togethers coming up JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterPainting with ‘sands of time’Maintenance technician Doug Hall (left) holds a ladder steady fo r James Faulkner who paints a portable with the color ‘sands of time’ on Tuesday. ‘We’re just giving it a new look,’ Faulkner said ‘It’s needed it for years.’Wellborn ChurchThe Wellborn Church of God, 3330 US Hwy 90, will host a Vacation Bible School on the following Wednesday nights: July 30, Aug. 6 and 13 from 7-9 p.m. Adults and children are invited. Call Pastor Cobb at 386-623-1348 for more.Elim BaptistElim Baptist Church, 3435 SW Elim Church Road, Fort White, will have a Vacation Bible School July 20-24 from 6-8:30 p.m. daily. The theme is “Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend.” Call 386-497-1972 for more.New DayspringNew Dayspring Missionary Baptist Church, 709 NW Long Street, will host a Vacation Bible School July 28 through August 1 from 6-8 p.m. The theme is “The Jesus Connection: What a Friend.” Meals will be pro vided and transportation is available. Call 386-752-0348 for more informa tion.First BaptistFirst Baptist Church of White Springs, 16401 Camp Ave., will host a Vacation Bible School with the theme “Son World, Adventure Park.” VBS will be August 4-8 from 6-8:30 p.m. People of all ages are invited. Pre-registration will be Aug. 2 from 2-4 p.m. Call Pastor Brandon Witt at 386-365-8928.Bread of LifeBread of Life Ministry, 898 SW Deputy Jeff Davis Lane, will offer a Vacation Bible School for children three years old through adulthood on Aug. 6–8 at 7 p.m. The theme is “SonTreasure Island: Where Kids Discover God’s Love.” Meals will be provided and transportation is avail able. Call 386-628-1187 for more. Attend a local Vacation Bible School Q Email to add your VBS to the list. From staff reports All vote-by-mail (absen tee) ballots have been mailed to all voters that have requested them for the Aug. 26 primary elec tion. If you or a member of your family still needs an absentee ballot, or have any questions regarding absen tee voting, please call the elections office at 758-1026 x 3105 or stop by the office of Liz P. Horne, Supervisor of Elections, 971 W Duval St. Suite 102. You can also request to receive your ballot by mail by emailing Do you need an absentee ballot? From staff reports The Great Suwannee River Cleanup began with an idea to clean up the Suwannee from the Georgia state line all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Building on three successful years of clean up, last year’s efforts expanded to include the Suwannee’s tributar ies. The rivers that flow into the Suwannee suffer the same fate when trash and harmful garbage accumulate on river bottoms and along riverbanks. Last year, divers scoured river bottoms as volunteers worked on the river banks to remove literally thousands of pounds of trash. It’s time to do it again this year. Volunteers are needed to orga nize cleanups on the Suwannee, the Santa Fe, the Withlacoochee and the Ichetucknee rivers. The 2014 cleanup will occur during a three-month win dow from September through November along the Suwannee River and its tributaries. Businesses, civic clubs, fishing and boating groups, churches, government agencies, non-prof its, chambers of commerce, and groups of friends are all encour aged to participate. Go to the event map at to determine your sec tion based on mileposts and GPS coordinates. Then register your group, the date of your clean up, and your river section online at Shortly after registration, your cleanup will appear on the event map. Current Problems is available to assist you as you plan your cleanup and to provide supplies (grabbers, buckets, trash bags, etc.). If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Current Problems’ Executive Director Fritzi Olson at 352-215-7554 or e-mail her at aar@currentprob Sign up to help keep the Suwannee clean FILEWithout efforts to keep the Suwannee River and its tributaries clean, re cre ational activities will minimize. Lake City resident Mike Kland erud is seen braving the currents as he floats in the Ichetucknee River. Current Problems will provide buckets, trash bags, etc.Boot camp at RMS From staff reports Richardson Middle School will host a “Boot Camp” for incoming sixth graders on Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The boot camp is for students only, but parents must come to the audito rium to sign their student in and out upon arrival and dismissal. The boot camp will con sist of the following: Q Arrival/Dismissal Procedures for school days Q Block scheduling Q Physical Education Requirements and ProceduresQ Tardy Policy Q Dress Code Q Electronic Device Usage Q Social Behaviors Q RMS Behavior Program (CHAMPS)Q Class Change ProceduresQ Guest Speaker: School Resource Officer For more information call Richardson Middle School at 386-755-8130. For incoming sixth-graders Aug. 7 Shands LakeShoreThe Auxiliary at Shands Lake Shore Hospital is looking for driv ers for the golf cart. If you are 18 or older and would like a volunteer opportunity, consider driving the golf cart for 4 hours per week. Stop by the gift shop to pick up an appli cation or call 386-292-8000 x 21216 to receive an application by mail.United WayUnited Way of Suwannee Valley is recruiting volunteers who are willing to be called upon to staff the Columbia County Emergency Operations Center’s Information Center during disasters. Anyone willing to serve in this capacity when needed or can recruit volunteers through your church or civic orga nization should call Jenn Sawyer, United Way of Suwannee Valley long-term recovery coordinator, at 752-5604, ext. 101.Hospice of CitrusHospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast is searching for individuals who are interested in volunteering in the Suwannee, Columbia, Hamilton and Lafayette areas. Volunteers are needed to provide general office support and non-medical assis tance to patients and their fami lies. Hospice volunteers can provide services such as: telephone calls, socialization, light meal preparation, shopping or errands and staffing information booths at seasonal fes tivals. Specialized training will be provided. To volunteer for Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, contact Volunteer Manager Lynda Schladant at 386-755-7714 or email: you a caregiver of a loved one suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s? Let the Columbia County Senior Services help relieve your stress through “In Home Care.” Our CNAs are well-trained in caring for your loved one. Grant funding is available. Call J. Bisbrow at 755-0235 x 119 for more information. Spend your free time volunteering


Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014 7A are going to be reviewed by the city’s Planning and Zoning Board on Aug. 5. The name of the applicant has been listed as Florida Retail Group. Laura Reissener, City of Lake City planning techni cian, said conceptual site plans normally involve someone calling in, email ing or visiting the city growth management office asking questions about the requirements for local building and zoning codes needed to located in the area. The site plan review is where the planning and zoning department, build ing and zoning department, fire department and pub lic works review the site layout for parking, water and utility connections, set backs, square footage and frontage space. “There were only a few minor thoughts on what was submitted, so it’s pro ceeding,” Hathcox said. Panera Bread represen tatives submitted the initial site plan on July 7. According to information from the Columbia County Property Appraisers’ web site, the property is owned by Lake City Service. The site plan engineer has been listed as Crews Engineering. The site plan indicates Panera Bread Company proposed to build a stand-alone building that will have two occupants at the Southwest corner of Bascom Norris Drive and U.S. 90 on a 4.62-acre site. There will be a total of 54 parking spaces for the building, 52 normal access spaces and two handi capped parking spaces. The restaurant’s interior will be 4,136 square-feet. The companion tenant interior space will be 2,988 square-feet. The occupant of that space has not yet been determined. “Their next process would be to go through the planning agency,” Hathcox said. “Once they get through that then and get a thumbs-up, of course we see no reason why it shouldn’t, then it will start moving to us with building plans. Once the plans have been reviewed by me and the fire chief, that’s when we issue the permit and we should be ‘breaking bread’ so to speak.” Hathcox said his staff met about the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill site plans last week and the site plan is being reviewed. Tuesday afternoon had information that indicat ed a Dairy Queen Grill & Chill Restaurant was coming soon to 2984 West U.S. Highway 90 in Lake City. According to Google Maps on the website, the restau rant will be located between the Comfort Inn and Suites and Bob Evans restaurant. Dipak Patel, of Live Oak, submitted the site plan, according to city docu ments. Other restaurants: Q Marion Street Deli and Pub — 281 N. Marion Avenue; Permit issued, construction in progress and project is expected to be completed in early August. Q Cafe of the Corner Restaurant — 184 N. Marion Avenue; change of ownership. Q Denny’s Diner — Proposed location on Southwest Commerce Boulevard; conceptual site plan review, pending site plan submittal. City attempt ing to help the restaurant’s representatives get the site plan in order. Q Panda Express — Proposed location on West U.S. Highway 90. The city has received emails for a conceptual site plan, though no site plan has been submitted. Company representatives continue asking questions about locating in the area. Q Dunkin’ Donuts — Met with city growth man agement department offi cials on conceptual plans, no site plan has been sub mitted. her work, they asked her to design a piece for the wall above the mantle in the main room. “They asked me to do something really nice, and then I got an idea in my head and knew what I was going to do,” she said. As the name “Rookery” implies, it’s a sculpture of blue herons nesting. The outdoorsy nature of the piece is telling of Opgenorth’s other work. Her house lies on her roughly 50-acre piece of land along the Suwannee River, which is filled with lily ponds, blue herons, white egrets, trees and flowers and is her main source of inspiration, she said. Most of her work is of nature and wildlife, ranging from 3D copper-welded owls to welded-metal hanging birds to copper-welded standing wolf statues including those right out side of Florida Gateway College. One of her wolf stat ues is on display at the Gateway Art Gallery and is called “Courage and Curiosity.” One of the wolves is bent over like it’s sniffing. That’s the curiosity, she said. The other’s front legs are stretched out like it’s about to lunge for something, “not afraid of anything,” she said. That one’s the courage. The statue is on sale at the gal lery for $650. Opgenorth’s love of art isn’t limited to copper and metal welding. She also does oil paintings, and two of hers are about to be hung in the Gateway Art Gallery. Like her welded pieces, they’re both of the outdoors. Opgenorth is one of the gallery’s best-selling art ists, having sold about 20 pieces since the gallery’s opening in the spring of 2013, said Rex Feagley, a gallery board member. Many of Opgenorth’s pieces started with a vision she had, but some began with someone else’s vision. People can come to her with a request for a piece, and she’ll make it for them. A few days ago, she got a request for a mother and child llama, which she says she can probably do. After she accepts a request, she sketches an outline to give to her cli ents and then gets started on the piece. “I would never let one go that I would not want to keep and be proud of. Just for the money, I would never do that. It has to be something that I like before I let it go. And if I take a commis sion, you know I always say, ‘I will do it, but if I don’t like the way it turns out, you can’t have it.’ But that rarely happens,” Opgenorth said. Sometimes, people see something she’s already done and ask for her to make another one, so she gives her standard answer, “I can’t make the same exact thing twice,” although she will try to make something close. Welding metal is a skill that she even uses to make decor for her home and fix things in her and her neighbors’ homes. Light fixtures and lamps she’s made decorate the walls and tables of her house. She even made her dining room table. It’s made of her welded sculp tures with a sheet of glass on top, so guests can see her work as they eat. “It’s a wonderful handy thing to know just as a homeowner. You know when you need something that you can’t quite buy, you can make it. I’ve done that a lot,” she said. She made a latch for her stables because her horses had been able to open all the store-bought ones she had used in the past. “It’s fun. You know, I love to do it. It’s my life,” she said. And it’s pretty much been her life since she first learned to weld at the age of 19 at a small catho lic girls’ college in Iowa. “I instantly liked it because I had seen what others had done with it. It’s like drawing lines in space because other sculpture classes you get a piece of wood or a piece of stone and chip away at it. But with weld ing you just start with this open, empty space. There’s nothing here, and then you start with your rods. You’re taking an empty space and making some thing to fill it,” Opgenorth said. “It’s fun to take a piece of steel and a box of rods and your torch and make something out of it that has never been made before. You know, to see just what you can do with these basically industrial materials.” After college, she got her Master of Fine Arts from Notre Dame University and then started her welding career in Iowa. She had a business partner, and together they did all kinds of big projects, she said. Like designing work for the insides of banks and working with an architec tural firm that designed churches in the Midwest. “That’s really how we made our living,” Opgenorth said. When she wasn’t weld ing, she was following her other passion — gar dening, so she joined a garden club. She learned a lot from her fellow mem bers, she said. Then in 1990, she moved to Lake City and brought her business and love of nature and garden ing with her. The soil and climate of Lake City is very dif ferent from that of Iowa, so again, she joined the garden club to better her skills, she said. “The garden club is very dear to my heart,” she said. “I’ve learned so much from the ladies.” The gar den club does a lot of volun teer work for the community. It decorates the city gates when the season changes. It has done an earth day lesson at Summers Elementary School. But the organiza tion’s biggest project is restoring the Woman’s/Garden Club building on Hernando Avenue, which turns 100 next year, said Lake City Garden Club president Tina Roberts. While Opegenorth has been combining her love of art and gardening her whole life, she finally got the chance to combine her love for art with the garden club itself. COURTESYThe proposed site for Panera Bread is seen in the midto lower-left corner of the picture, next to Tire Mart on US 90. PANERAContinued From 1A SCULPTORContinued From 1A Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/ Lake City ReporterWelded steel sculpture called ‘Courage and Curiosity.’ Welded steel sculpture titles ‘Owl.’ ‘I would never let one go that I would not want to keep and be proud of... I will do it, but if I don’t like the way it turns out, you can’t have it.’ heavily populated counties utilize all 14 days of early voting. “Larger counties have larger ballots, and they have larger lines,” she said. Counties like Columbia just don’t have a need for 14 days of early voting, Brown said. Alachua, Hamilton, Suwannee and Union coun ties are only having eight days of early voting as well. “It’s hard to justify, first of all, the expense, and it’s a lot of work on our poll workers,” she said. Columbia County doesn’t have a lot of poll workers, so it’s strenuous for them for polls to be open all 14 days, Brown said. Early voting will be at the Lake City Supervisor of Elections office and Fort White Community Center each of the eight days from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Early voting is for registered vot ers. State law says early vot ing has to be for a mini mum of eight hours a day and no more than 12 hours a day. Brown said the super visor of elections office looked at what hours polls were most busy during early voting in 2012 and chose early voting hours for August based on those. Horne said she may choose to have more days of early voting for the gen eral election in November, but for now, general elec tion early voting is sched uled for Oct. 25 – Nov. 1 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. VOTINGContinued From 1A Opgenorth and Rex Feagley look at a couple of her oil paintings titled ‘Water Lilies’ and ‘Suwannee Sand Bar’ while dropping them off at the Gateway Art Gall ery on Tuesday. The gallery will be having a gathering featuring North Florida art on Fri day evening.


8A LAKE CITY REPORTER HEALTH WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, 754-0424 MEDIPLEX404 NW Hall of Fame Dr., Lake City, FL 32055 All Services Under One Roof (386) 754-DOCS (3627) Minesh Patel, MD Elizabeth Kathy Newman, ARNP Mary Goddeyne, ARNP Minesh Patel, MDBoard Certied Internal Medicine Best of Best 7 Years Primary Care for Adults Yearly Physicals Physicals for School-College Womens Health Geriatric Care Weight Loss Program EKG Spirometry Ear Lavage Holter Monitor Anti-coagulation Minor Surgeries Specialists On Site Dr. Feussner Neurologist Wed. (352) 331-6430 Dr. Jain Hand Surgeon Wed. (386) 325-7711 Dr. Samera Podiatrist Tues. (386) 234-1713 Appointments in 24 Hours Accepting New Patients Dr. Hector Miranda Pain Mgt. Mon. & Fri. (855) 915-7246 Physicians Imaging (386) 487-3970 Pro-Motion Physical Therapy 386) 755-3164Why go out of town for infusions? Arrange PICC Line Arrange consultation with Infectious Disease MD Administer and monitor antibiotic regimen Osteoporosis Treatment RECLAST / Boniva Rheumatology Neurology Infusions(386) 754-3627 Ext. 115More Space Available URGENT CARE School Physicals, Immunizations, Free Childrens Vitamins. 755-2268 Dear Suzy, Ive had fibromyalgia for the last eight years, and I take Lyrica, Hydrocodone and citalopram for medicine. My local pharmacist said those are used to treat pain and depression but I want to make sure with you. And also, Id like to know what natural alternatives I have. S.D., Gainesville, Florida Answer: Fibromyalgia affects millions of people worldwide. In latin, the term describes pain in the muscles and fibrous tissue. The muscle pain and tender points can become rather painful, and sometimes disabling but I believe there is an underlying cause, perhaps infection, nutrient deficiencies, mitochondrial dysfunction, the drug mugging effect of medicines and more. Ill elaborate shortly, but you asked me to confirm the uses of your medicines. The Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to soothe nerve pain and can make you drowsy. So can the hydrocodone which is used to reduce a pain chemical called Substance P and the citalopram (Celexa) is classified as an antidepressant but thats not necessarily how its being used. Sure, it lifts a brain neurotransmitter called serotonin, which improves mood and reduces pain. Antidepressants that improve levels of both serotonin and norepinephrine may be even more effective. My point is this class of drugs is often used to relieve pain, not necessarily for depression. All three require prescription. The cause of muscle pain varies greatly from person to person. Try not to concern yourself too much with the name of your disease or your diagnosis because the labels you take on as an identity make it harder for you to overcome. Just think in terms of having symptoms, rather than diseases, its more pleasant. The following are some known causes for muscle pain and if you can find out the cause you can address it. With the help of a conscientious practitioner and state-of-the-art blood tests, find out if you have:InfectionsPathogens known as EBV, CMV and HSV are known to hide in the body and cause muscle pain. Some cause chicken pox and shingles. Lyme disease, Bartonella, Babesia, Hepatitis C, coxsackie and parvovirus may cause terrible muscle pain. Magnesium deficiencyThis causes widespread muscle pain. This nutrient is depleted by coffee, and The Pill, certain menopause medications, antacids, acid blockers, steroids and 200 other drugs! Taking high-quality magnesium supplements along with malice acid (derived from green apples) can support muscle health.Selenium deficiencyThis can cause thyroid disease as well as muscle pain. Improving selenium can reduce thyroid antibodies and support immune system health.CoQ10 deficiencyOver 300 drugs are drug muggers, among them statin cholesterol reducing medications. When you are CoQ10 deficient, your muscles can spasm, become weak and hurt badly.Substance PThis is something you make and when its too high, you feel more pain. Analgesics such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and morphine reduce Substance P thats why they are prescribed.Hormone imbalances Without a doubt, Hashimotos, Graves disease, low thyroid (hypothyriodism) or being what I call thyroid sick will lead to muscle pain. Only when you optimize your thyroid function will the muscle pain stop. It doesnt end with thyroid hormone though, adrenal hormones (either high or low) can lead to muscle pain. So can a deficiency of growth hormone and excessive levels of estrogen hormone. Testing hormones correctly is a science in and of itself. Some doctors use blood, others use saliva or urine metabolite testing. Some doctors suggest a combination so follow your doctors advice on hormone testing, and if it doesnt work for you, try a different test. Lab tests dont always show what is happening inside of you correctly, so Im a big believer in trusting what my body tells me (over a lab test that might be wrong). Much more information that will help you in my book, Thyroid Healthy.Insomnia Alterations in nocturnal sleep (and circadian rhythm) definitely hurt your muscle cells. If you are sleep deprived you will feel muscle pain head to toe. By sleep deprived I mean you are not getting restorative, restful sleep. You may be laying their unconscious but you know it is not refreshing, and you wake up tired. You know who you are. Just FYI, certain sleeping pills dont allow you to get refreshing sleep, in fact, depending on the medicine, they could prevent you from getting a necessary phase of sleep (deep sleep) and ironically this causes sleep deprivation because you never get restorative deep sleep. Youll have to ask your doctor which sleep aids are best for you, and which allow for deep sleep. The point of this is to tell you that chronic insomnia leads to muscle pain (fibromyalgia).DysbiosisThis is a problem in the GI tract. A stool test called GI Effects through Metametrix labs would likely uncover more pathogens in there, than healthy intestinal cells and probiotics! Dysbiosis commonly leads to muscle pain.Fighting your fibromyalgiaDEAR PHARMACIST Suzy Suzy Cohen is a pharmacist in Gainesville. By MORGAN SHERBURNEUF Health Science WriterA fertility drug used for more than four decades could soon be replaced with another drug, which is 30 percent more effective in helping women become pregnant, according to a study with University of Florida ties. In a study published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at seven different academic centers recruited 750 couples to compare the long-used fertility drug clomiphene citrate, commonly called clomid, to letrozole, a drug initially developed to prevent recurrence of breast cancer in women. Of the 376 women who were given clomid, 72 became pregnant and gave birth. Of the 374 women who took letrozole, 103 gave birth. Letrozole works better, has about the same cost, has fewer side effects and has a slightly lower twin rate than clomid, said Gregory Christman, M.D., director of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Florida. Clomid has been available for fertility treatment for more than 40 years, but with this new information, we may soon have to reconsider its role in the treatment of infertility due to anovulation in women with polycystic ovarian disorder. Clomid is often prescribed to women with polycystic ovary syndrome as a first step in their treatment and this population of women account for about a third of women who seek fertility treatment, Christman said. About 1 in 20 women of childbearing age have this disorder, according to the Office on Womens Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Women with this condition typically have fewer periods seven cycles per year fewer than women without the condition and therefore have fewer opportunities to become pregnant. Christman oversaw one of the trials sites as one of the principal investigators at the University of Michigan. There, he recruited 75 of the 750 couples for the study. Women in the study, who were an average of 29 years old, were randomly assigned to take either clomid or letrozole. Because the drugs were administered in the same way both were given for a five-day period at the beginning of a womans cycle the study was double-blinded. Neither the doctor nor the patient knew which drug the patient was receiving.Clomid works by traveling to the brain, where it partially blocks estrogen receptors. This triggers the brain to send a signal to the ovaries to produce more estrogen, which causes ovulation. Letrozole is prescribed to prevent recurrence of breast cancer in women by shutting off an enzyme that converts circulating testosterone to estrogen. It works primarily in fat or adipose tissue throughout the body, causing estrogen levels in a womans bloodstream to fall. The brain sees this drop in estrogen and tells the ovaries to make more estrogen, which triggers ovulation, Christman said. The study also found that letrozole results in fewer twins. Approximately 10 percent of women who are treated with clomid give birth to twins. The rate drops to between 3 to 4 percent in women who take letrozole. It always makes you smile when you hear someone is expecting twins, but because of the increased risks of a multiple pregnancy it would be better and safer if people conceived one baby at a time. Christman said. David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., UF senior vice president for health affairs and president of UF Health, helped oversee the study, which was conducted through the Reproductive Medicine Trial Network, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development branch of the National Institutes of Health. The network is now in its fourth cycle, with each cycle consisting of five years. Guzick was involved in the networks first cycle, and now chairs the advisory board that oversees new reproductive medicine trials. This study indicates that there is a safe and effective medical treatment to help infertility patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is one of the most common conditions causing infertility, Guzick said. Generic versions of both medications are available, making treatment with either drug affordable.Researchers discover new fertility drug Thirty percent more effective than drug used for past 40 years.It always makes you smile when you hear someone is expecting twins, but because of the increased risks of a multiple pregnancy it would be better and safer if people conceived one baby at a time. Gregory Christman, Director of Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of FloridaFrom staff reportsMedicare SeminarThe LifeStyle Enrichment Center is sponsoring a free educational Medicare Seminar on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 5-6 p.m. Irv Crowetz will moderate the seminar. Subjects covered will be: What you need to know; when to enroll; what is covered; and is a supplement needed. RSVP to 386-7553476 x 107. Retirement SeminarThe LifeStyle Enrichment Center will host a Retirement Seminar reviewing when to retire, social security, pension/ IRA income, Medicare, and other insurance needs. 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By JENNA FRYERAssociated PressINDIANAPOLIS — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern sport to Madison Ave. and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in a song. Gordon won all the big races, collected four cham-pionships in seven years and had 58 victories before his 30th birthday. Then his pace began to slow, the rest of the field caught up to him and Johnson moved into the Hendrick Motorsports shop as the new kid on the block. Gordon hasn’t won a title since, while Johnson has won five. Now, 13 years after Gordon launched “The Drive for 5,” Gordon is on track to collect that elusive fifth title. The Sprint Cup points leader won Sunday’s Brickyard 400, a race that often gives a preview of the championship. Nine times in 21 years, the win-ner at Indianapolis Motor Speedway went on to hoist the Cup at the end of the year. “If you can do it here, you can do it anywhere,” Gordon said after his NASCAR-record fifth win at Indy. Gordon, a week shy of his 43rd birthday and often fighting an aching back, won on the 20th anniver-sary celebration of his first Brickyard victory. It came on the day the Mayor of Indianapolis proclaimed “Jeff Gordon Day” and showed Gordon is trying to make 2014 his year. Although he talked in January of retirement con-siderations, Gordon is rein-vigorated and deeply com-mitted to winning a title with his No. 24 team. “You feel like you’ve kind of won all that you could win, you’ve won four championships, then a guy like Jimmie Johnson comes along and starts dominat-ing, you kind of lose the motivation,” Gordon said. But he is inspired by the work ethic and dedi-cation of crew chief Alan Gustafson, and fears being “the weak link” of the race team. He also is motivated to share his success with wife, Ingrid, and their two young children. Gordon married Ingrid in 2006 and the couple quickly added a boy and a girl to the family. “It’s pushed me to give more, do more, work hard-er,” he said. “Ingrid has never experienced a cham-pionship. I told her ‘Hey, I know you want to know what it’s like to win a cham-pionship. Well, there’s a big commitment that it takes.’ She’s like ‘Whatever it takes.’ “That’s the kind of year that we’re having. We’re just putting everything we possibly can into it.” It’s going take everything Gordon has to win this Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, the first under a winner-take-all, elimination round format. A model of consistency all season long with 14 top-10 finishes in 20 races, the slate will be wiped clean come September. Gordon will have to be aggressive and out front to make it through the three elimi-nation rounds. If he is one of the four drivers to advance all the way to the Homestead finale, the title will go to the best driver in the fastest car on one day only. That could be Gordon, if he drives anything like he did at Indy. Although he’s struggled with restarts for several years, and did most of Sunday, he finally nailed one when he needed it most. A late caution gave him one shot at taking the lead away from teammate Kasey Kahne, and he figured a per-fect strategy as they head-ed toward the green flag. Kahne had given Gordon the outside lane, and he knew if he was alongside Kahne in the corner, he’d be able to hold him down and loosen Kahne’s car. “I treated him like a competitor at that point, he might not have liked it,” Gordon said. “When it comes down to the end of a race, we’re here to win.” The victory was the 90th of Gordon’s career, and By TIM KIRBYtkirby@lakecityreporter.comDoug Peeler had already achieved many of his goals. Now he has added another level. The 2004 Columbia High graduate was recently named athletic director at his alma mater at the ripe old age of 29. “I can’t say I thought I would be athletic direc-tor, but it is something I always wanted,” Peeler said. “When the opportu-nity came up, I definitely jumped at it.” After his time as a Tiger, Peeler went on to play foot-ball at Florida A&M where he graduated with a bach-elor’s degree in social sci-ences in 2004. He will finish his master’s in education leadership in September. Peeler interned at Columbia in the fall of 2008 and became a teacher in the fall of 2009. He has taught world geography, world and U.S. history. Peeler also coached. He is entering his sixth sea-son with the football team and has coached the varsity offensive line for four years. Peeler is the head coach for girls weightlifting, and has been a head coach for girls and boys track and an assistant for baseball. “This is home, where I played sports,” Peeler said. “I always wanted to come back here and be a part of the athletic program. I defi-nitely think the experience of coaching several sports has helped me get ready for athletic director, but I know there will be other things that will turn up.” Asked for a list of athletic director duties, Peeler said coordinating with coaches, coordinating with the FHSAA, budgets and eligibility. “We want to have the best coaches for our student-athletes and give them everything they need to be successful,” Peeler said. “Our coaches expect athletes to be just as great in the classroom as they are on the field of play.” Peeler said a primary responsibility is to make sure seniors are ready in case they get the call to play in college. That starts early. “Students have got to come out of the gate swing-ing and make sure their grades are up to a certain standard,” Peeler said. “We have to make sure they know coming into the ninth grade that those grades count and will count for four years. Unfortunately, you have some kids who don’t meet the require-ments in the ninth grade and they have to struggle the rest of the time to get caught back up.” Peeler will be teaching physical education and will have a “workable schedule” for athletic director duties at the school which is near-ing 1,900 students. He will continue coaching football and girls weightlifting. As a young athletic director, Peeler can expect scru-tiny and advice and that starts with family. Doug is the son of Charles and Dianna Peeler and has enough relatives to fill the stands at CHS stadium. “I am thankful to the administrative staff for giv-ing me this opportunity,” Peeler said. Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Section B Story ideas?ContactTim KirbySports 1BSPORTS GORDON continued on 2B IN THE PITS JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterDoug Peeler, a Columbia High graduate, is the new athleti c director for the Tigers. Dream jobDoug Peeler named athletic director at Columbia HighGordon eyes 5th title ‘It’s certainly a huge confidence builder for this team. ... I don’t know if we believed we were capable of winning this championship this year, truly believed it. We do now.’—Jeff Gordon Following Brickyard 400 win


SCOREBOARD TELEVISIONTV sports Today LITTLE LEAGUE 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Big League World Series, championship, at Easley, S.C. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Washington at Miami or Arizona at Cincinnati 3:30 p.m. MLB — Pittsburgh at San Francisco 7 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Angels at Baltimore SOCCER 7 p.m. FS1 — International Champions Cup, Manchester City vs. Liverpool, at New York 9 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, New York at Real Salt LakeBASEBALLAL standings East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 58 46 .558 —Toronto 57 50 .533 2New York 54 51 .514 4 Tampa Bay 52 54 .491 7 Boston 48 58 .453 11 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 57 45 .559 — Kansas City 53 51 .510 5 Cleveland 52 53 .495 6Chicago 51 55 .481 8Minnesota 47 57 .452 11 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 65 40 .619 — Los Angeles 63 41 .606 1 Seattle 54 51 .514 11 Houston 43 63 .406 22 Texas 42 64 .396 23 Today’s Games Milwaukee (Gallardo 5-5) at Tampa Bay (Price 11-7), 12:10 p.m. Oakland (Hammel 0-3) at Houston (Keuchel 9-7), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 11-3) at Baltimore (W.Chen 11-3), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-2) at Cleveland (Kluber 10-6), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Noesi 5-7) at Detroit (Scherzer 12-3), 7:08 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 10-7) at Boston (Lester 10-7), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 7-6) at Texas (Lewis 6-8), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (P.Hughes 10-7) at Kansas City (Duffy 5-10), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. L.A. Angels at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.Seattle at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.Toronto at Houston, 8:10 p.m. NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Washington 57 46 .553 —Atlanta 58 48 .547 Miami 52 53 .495 6 New York 51 55 .481 7 Philadelphia 46 60 .434 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 59 48 .551 —St. Louis 56 48 .538 1 Pittsburgh 56 49 .533 2 Cincinnati 52 53 .495 6 Chicago 43 61 .413 14 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 59 47 .557 — San Francisco 57 49 .538 2 San Diego 46 59 .438 12 Arizona 46 60 .434 13 Colorado 43 62 .410 15 Today’s Games Milwaukee (Gallardo 5-5) at Tampa Bay (Price 11-7), 12:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 5-10) at N.Y. Mets (Za.Wheeler 5-8), 12:10 p.m. Arizona (Miley 6-7) at Cincinnati (Simon 12-5), 12:35 p.m. Washington (Roark 10-6) at Miami (Hand 2-2), 12:40 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 5-10) at San Francisco (Lincecum 9-7), 3:45 p.m. Colorado (B.Anderson 1-3) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 7-9), 8:05 p.m. Atlanta (A.Wood 7-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 12-6), 10:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Kelly 2-1) at San Diego (Hahn 6-2), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.St. Louis at San Diego, 3:40 p.m.Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 p.m.Cincinnati at Miami, 7:10 p.m.Pittsburgh at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.AUTO RACINGSprint Cup leaders Points 1. Jeff Gordon, 717.2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 693.3. Brad Keselowski, 666.4. Matt Kenseth, 661. 5. Jimmie Johnson, 628.6. Kyle Busch, 609.7. Ryan Newman, 606.8. Carl Edwards, 603.9. Joey Logano, 591.10. Clint Bowyer, 577.11. Denny Hamlin, 572.12. Kevin Harvick, 565.13. Kyle Larson, 562.14. Austin Dillon, 559.15. Kasey Kahne, 555.16. Paul Menard, 551.17. Greg Biffle, 550.18. Brian Vickers, 532.19. Tony Stewart, 529.20. Marcos Ambrose, 511.21. Jamie McMurray, 499.22. Aric Almirola, 496.23. AJ Allmendinger, 466.24. Martin Truex Jr., 465.25. Kurt Busch, 456. Money 1. Brad Keselowski, $4,653,4242. Jeff Gordon, $4,387,7193. Dale Earnhardt Jr., $4,270,3844. Jimmie Johnson, $4,266,0095. Jamie McMurray, $4,046,5346. Kyle Busch, $3,940,9267. Matt Kenseth, $3,939,4388. Kevin Harvick, $3,881,9949. Joey Logano, $3,832,83910. Denny Hamlin, $3,788,94611. Greg Biffle, $3,303,32412. Austin Dillon, $3,244,39513. Clint Bowyer, $3,162,72614. Paul Menard, $3,154,93015. Carl Edwards, $3,149,132.16. Brian Vickers, $3,145,00417. Aric Almirola, $3,140,82518. Tony Stewart, $3,071,22419. Kyle Larson, $3,009,800 Wins 1. Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, 33. Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, 2. 8. Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, 1 Manufacturers 1. Chevrolet, 142 (10)2. 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His win in May at Kansas was motivating for driver and crew, but the win at Indy on Sunday con-vinced them all the title is a very real possibility. “It’s certainly a huge confidence boost for this team. We recognize the sig-nificance of this,” he said. “I don’t know if we believed we were capable of win-ning this championship this year, truly believed it. We do now.” COURTESYOlympic trainingBrandi Oliver and Lindsay Ogburn of Bard Gymnastics c ompetitive team attended Balcony Gymnastics Camp in Ocala on July 17-20, where they received instruction from two members of the U.S. Olympic team which won a silver m edal at the 2004 games. Pictured are Bard team coach Denise Kirby (from left), Un iversity of Georgia gymnast Courtney Kupets, Oliver (AAU Level 5 competitor), Ogburn (AAU Level 4 competitor) and University of Alabama gymnast Terin Humphrey. In addition to the team silver, Humphrey won a silver medal on uneven bars and Kupets won bro nze on uneven bars.


Page Editor: Tim Kirby, 754-0421 LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014 3B3BSPORT BRIEFS FUTURE TIGER CAMP JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterBraedon Proveaux, 12, throws the ball during Brian Alle n Future Tiger Camp on Friday.JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterABOVE: Columbia High head coach Brian Allen teaches Brock Hall, 5, how to properly hold a football to throw it.LEFT: Kaidin Forest, 5, leaps over an obstacle during Future Tiger Camp agility drills on Friday. JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterLatrail Burgess, 8, runs through an obstacle course at the Brian Allen Future Tiger Camp on Friday.JASON MATTHEW WALKER /Lake City ReporterTaikenyan Forest, 7, attempts to catch a pass on Friday. YOUTH BASEBALL Voices for Children tourney The Voices for Children Charity Baseball Tournament is Aug. 9-10 at Southside Sports Complex. Format is double elimination with USSSA rules. Game balls will be provided. Age groups are 12U ($375 entry fee), 11U ($325 entry fee) and 10U ($300 entry fee). There will be awards for first and second place. For details, call Elizabeth Price at 758-1170 or Stephen Smith at 867-1387. OUTDOORS Bowhunter ed. field day set Field day for a Florida Bowhunter Education Course is 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 9 at the Osceola Range. Students need to complete an online, distance-learning component and should pre-register for the course by calling the FWC office. All ages are welcome, but students younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring all equipment, including bow and arrows. For details, call the FWC regional office at 758-0525.Hunter safety course offered The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering a free hunter safety Internetcompletion course in Columbia County. The class is 6-9 p.m. Aug. 20 and 8 a.m. until completion on Aug. 23. Firearms, ammunition and materials are provided. Students should bring pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. The location of the class will be given to those who register in advance. For details, call 758-0525 or visit / HunterSafety. SWIMMING Aquatic Complex summer hours The Columbia Aquatic Complex is open with the following hours: 1-5 p.m. for the public and 1-7 p.m. for members Monday though Friday, and 1-7 p.m. Saturday. Water aerobics are offered at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Lap swimming is 5:30-7 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For details, call the pool at 755-8195. YOUTH TENNIS Johnny Young junior camps Johnny YoungÂ’s final summer Junior Tennis Camp is 8-11 a.m. Aug. 4-8 at The Country Club at Lake City. Cost is $65 for club members and $80 for non-members and includes drinks and snacks. Registration is at The Country Club at Lake City; camps are limited to 16 participants. For details, call Young at 365-3827. CHS FOOTBALL Booster tickets, gifts available Columbia High football booster season tickets, parking passes and gifts are available for pickup at McDuffie Marine & Sporting Goods. For details, call Randy Thomas at 623-0097.Q From staff reports


4B LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014 Page Editor: Emogene Graham, 754-0415 DEAR ABBY: My husband’s family are hyp ocrites! They talk about everyone and their prob lems, yet when something arises in their family, they want it kept hush-hush. My sister-in-law, “Gina,” had a baby recently. Her husband, “Allan,” was sus picious because their sex ual relations had stopped years ago. He did a store-bought DNA test (twice) and realized the baby was not his. When he confront ed her, she wouldn’t tell him who the father is, but said she had discussed the pregnancy with the father, and they had decided it would be best for her to raise the baby as her hus band’s. Well, Allan and Gina are now being divorced, and he’s having his name removed from the baby’s birth certificate. Of course, everyone but me wants this to stay quiet. I want the wife of the man to know, and I want ALL the people my in-laws trash all the time to know! Perhaps this seems mean, but DANG IT, why shouldn’t everyone know that Gina isn’t Miss Perfect? What do you think? — TICKED OFF IN LOUISIANA DEAR TICKED OFF: Please don’t act on impulse. I think that as disgusted as you are with your in-laws, you should keep your mouth shut. If you spread this around, it could become the talk of the community and eventually embarrass the CHILD, who is blameless in all this. DEAR ABBY: I am a man who has recently fall en in love with a beautiful male-to-female transgen der. She considers herself a woman, but on social media lists herself as male. I am wondering whether I should consider myself gay, bisexual or straight? I always considered myself straight until recently. — NO LONGER SURE IN TEXAS DEAR NO LONGER SURE: Because the per son presents herself to you as female, then you are a straight man who has fall en in love with a transgen der woman. If you were attracted only to members of the same sex, then you would be a homosexual. People who are attracted to both men and women are bisexual. DEAR ABBY: I use public transportation to commute to and from work. I use the time to read and unwind from my day. People often start talking to me, and I find myself trapped for the next 45 minutes listening to an unwelcome monologue about their lives. The fact that I have earplugs in and a book on my lap is no deterrent. I don’t want to be rude. What’s the best way to tell someone I prefer to chill out and not listen to his/her ramblings? — BOOKWORM IN CALGARY, CANADA DEAR BOOKWORM: Smile at the person and say, “I need this time to catch up on my reading.” That’s asserting your right to privacy, and it’s not rude. HOROSCOPES DEAR ABBY ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do your own thing. Bring about the changes necessary to make you happy or to reach your goals. Set your standards high and strive to maintain the lifestyle you want. Determination can overpower pressure and bullying by others. +++ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may be eager to pursue your cre ative interests, but taking on too much or making promises you cannot keep will cut into your ability to accomplish what you desire most. Organization and preparation will be essential. Love is on the rise. +++++ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Read between the lines and ask questions if you think someone may not be telling you the truth. An introspective approach will work better than overre acting. Refrain from being tempted by products that promise the impossible. ++ CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are the one holding everything together. Home, family and finding creative solutions for the ones you love will help you gain respect and keep you at the pulse of what’s going on around you. Self-improvement will lead to compliments. ++++ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Financial matters are best dealt with creatively. Invest in something that interests you but also has a seal of approval from those you love or partner with. Knowing your limitations and staying within your means will be critical to your success. +++ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do what you can for others, but not at the expense of missing out on something that means a lot to you. Time management will make the difference between success and fail ure. You can make a differ ence and reach your goals. +++ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A career move may be within reach, but pro ceed with caution. Get whatever is being offered in writing. Someone is likely to glorify a position in order to grab your inter est. Don’t feel the need to make an impulsive move. +++ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Consider your options. Stick to what you know and don’t take on something that has the potential to take up too much time. A conservative approach when dealing with others will save you from making a promise you’ll regret. Romance is highlighted. ++++ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Listen care fully; there will be an emo tional undertone to what’s being said. Doing things on a large scale will grab attention, but it will also lead to stress. Control your need to push things to the limit. ++ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Share thoughts, but don’t be too quick to jump into some thing without researching. There is money to be made, but only if you don’t take unnecessary risks. Focus on partnerships, but don’t allow your feelings to lead you down a dubious path. +++++ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be given plenty of options and opportunities regard ing work-related matters. Consider getting into a partnership with someone you feel can complement your talents. Be careful to draw up a game plan that specifies responsibilities before moving forward. +++ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Money matters will have to be taken care of before you move on to more enjoyable pastimes. Self-improvement projects will pay off. An investment, settlement, inheritance, winning or some other financial gain is apparent. Celebrate your good for tune with someone you love. +++ CELEBRITY CIPHER Abigail Van THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last Family’s dirty little secret is better left unexposed Q Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Arnold Schwarzenegger, 67; Lisa Kudrow, 51; Vivica Fox, 50; Terry Crews, 46; Hilary Swank, 40; Hope Solo, 33. DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY B.C. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE ZITS HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH GARFIELD CLASSIC PEANUTS


Classified Department: 755-5440LAKECITYREPORTER CLASSIFIEDWEDNESDAY, JULY30, 20145B FULL TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE! LOOKING FOR:Technically sound & sale oriented candidates FREE Satellite TV Service! VALUED AT $3,000 Earn Up to $10.35 Per Hour Within Y our First 6 Months! Under NEW Leadership LegalPublic AuctionFlorida Statue 713.585Will be held at Wishes Auto Repair, 1357 SE Baya Drive, Lake City, FL32025 (386) 754-0040.Date: August 22, 2013Time: 9:00 AM2006 DodgeVin# 2B3KA53476A13977705546248July 30, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE 3RD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDACASE No. 13000656CAAXMXNATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/ACHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY,Plaintiff,vs.THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CRED-ITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALLOTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTERESTBY, THROUGH, UN-DER OR AGAINSTTHE ESTATE OF JOYE FOLSOM A/K/AJOYE P. FOLSOM, DECEASED, et al.,DefendantsNOTICE OF ACTIONTO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CRED-ITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALLOTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTERESTBY, THROUGH, UN-DER OR AGAINSTTHE ESTATE OF JOYE FOLSOM A/K/AJOYE P. FOLSOM, DECEASED 2658 SWSTATE ROAD 47LAKE CITY, FL32025MARILYN HAMM2658 SWSTATE ROAD 47LAKE CITY, FL32025AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s).YOU ARE HEREBYNOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mort-gage on the following described property located in Columbia Coun-ty, Florida:BEGIN ATTHE POINTOF IN-TERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 18, TOWN-SHIP4 SOUTH, RANGE 17 EAST, COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAAND THE WESTLINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 47 AND RUN S WALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 18, ADISTANCE OF 277.58 FEET; THENCE N W 136.17 FEET; THENCE N E PARALLELTO SAID SOUTH LINE, SECTION 18, ADISTANCE OF 300.00 FEETTO SAID WESTLINE, STATE ROAD NO. 47; THENCE S WALONG WESTLINE 138.00 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING. LESS THATPORTION DEEDED TO THE STATE OF FLORIDADE-PARTMENTOF TRANSPORTA-TION IN WARRANTYDEED RE-CORDED IN OFFICIALRE-CORDS BOOK 897, PAGE 2499, PUBLIC RECORDS OF COLUM-BIACOUNTY, FLORIDA.has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this ac-tion, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauder-dale, FL33309, and the file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, in the LAKE CITYREPORTER on or before August 18, 2014; otherwise a default and a judgment may be en-tered against you for the relief de-manded in the Complaint.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.WITNESS MYHAND AND SEALOF SAID COURTon this 17 day of July, 2014P. DEWITTCASONAs Clerk of said CourtBy: /s/ B. ScippioAs Deputy Clerk05546142July 30, 2014August 6, 2014 IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT,IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUN-TY, FLORIDACIRCUITCIVILDIVISIONCASE NO.: 12-2013-CA-00056921st MORTGAGE CORPORA-TION, a Delaware corporation au-thorized to transact business in Flori-da,Plaintiff,vs.RICHARD F. SMITH, III A/K/ARI-CHARD FERRELSMITH, III and ANGELAK. SMITH A/K/AAN-GELAKATHLEEN SMITH, a mar-ried couple and UNKNOWN TEN-ANT(S) IN POSSESSION of 232 LegalSWBeauregard Glen, Lake City, FL32024Defendants.NOTICE OF SALENOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accord-ance with the Plaintiffs Final Judg-ment of Foreclosure entered on in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on August 20, 2014 at 11:00 am (EST), at COLUMBIACounty Courthouse:Parcel 21A, PINE ACRES, an unre-corded subdivision in Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 16 East, Columbia County, Florida, being more particularly described as fol-lows:Commence at the Southeast corner of the West 1/2 of Section 31, Town-ship 5 South, Range 16 East, Colum-bia County, Florida, and run thence North 89 degrees 18 minutes 21 sec-onds East, along the South line of said Section 31, 248.36 feet; thence North 00 degrees 24 minutes 47 sec-onds West, 2855.45 feet; thence South 89 degrees 19 minutes 13 sec-onds West, 678.94 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South 00 de-grees 24 minutes 47 seconds East 685.42 feet; thence South 89 degrees 19 minutes 13 seconds West, 543.39 feet; thence North 08 degrees 00 mi-nutes 23 seconds West, 488.72 feet; thence North 00 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds West, 317.20 feet; thence South 79 degrees 49 minutes 18 sec-onds East, 618.50 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said lands being subject to an ease-ment for ingress and egress 60 feet East and West in the Northeast cor-ner thereof, being more particularly described as follows: Astrip of land 60 feet in width being 30 feet each side of a centerline described as fol-lows:Commence at the Southwest corner of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 31, Township 5 South, Range 16 East, Columbia County, Florida, and run thence North 89 degrees 18 degrees 21 seconds East, along the South line of said Section 31, 248.36 feet;thence North 00 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds West, 45.30 feet to the North right-of-way line of Faulkner Road and to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 00 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds West, 995.51 feet to Reference Point “A”; thence continue North 00 degrees 24 mi-nutes 47 seconds West, 382.03 feet to Reference Point “B”; thence con-tinue North 00 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds West, 654.42 feet to Ref-erence Point “C”; thence continue North 00 degrees 24 minutes 47 sec-onds West, 520.44 feet to Reference Point “D”; thence continue North 00 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds West, 257.74 feet to Reference Point “E”; thence continue North 00 degrees 24 minutes 47 seconds West, 582.65 feet to the South line of PINE HA-VEN SUBDIVISION, a subdivision according to the plat thereof record-ed in Plat Book 6, Pages 138 and 139, of the Public Records of Co-lumbia County, Florida, and to the Point of Termination. Said Point of Termination being also the Southerly terminus of Pine Haven Lane in said subdivision. Also, being at Reference Point “A” and run thence North 89 degrees 18 minutes 56 seconds East, 873.80 feet to the Point of Termina-tion. Also, being at Reference Point “B” and run thence South 89 degrees 19 minutes 13 seconds West, 648.40 feet to the Point of Termination. Al-so, begin at Reference Point “C” and thence run North 89 degrees 18 mi-nutes 56 seconds East, 869.03 feet to the Point of Termination. Also begin at Reference Point “D” and run thence North 89 degrees 18 minutes 56 seconds East, 690.60 feet to the Point of Termination. Also, begin at Reference Point “E” and run thence South 89 degrees 19 minutes 13 sec-onds West, 738.94 feet to the Point of Termination.Together with a 1999 SOUTTriple-wide Manufactured Home with ID#s HMST13752AGA, HMST13752BGAand HMST13752CGA.ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN IN-TERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.AMERICANS WITH DISABILI-TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accom-modation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administra-tion at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, 386-758-2163 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear-ance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice im-paired, call 711.Dated: July 18, 2014.CLERK OF THE COURTCOLUMBIACOUNTYCIRCUITCOURTBy: /s/ B. ScippioDeputy Clerk05546147July 30, 2014August 6, 2014 LegalIN THE CIRCUITCOURT, THIRD JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIACOUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISIONCASE NO. 14-146-CPIN RE: ESTATE OFCHEYENNE JOSEPH BIZAIL-LON,deceased.NOTICE TO CREDITORSThe administration of the estate of CHEYENNE JOSEPH BIZAIL-LON, deceased, whose date of death was November 2, 2013; File Number 14-146-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida 32055. The names and addresses of the personal repre-sentative and the personal represen-tatives attorney are set forth below.All creditors of the decedent and oth-er persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICED OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICA-TION OF THIS NOTICE.ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITH-IN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED.NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.The date of first publication of this notice is: July 23, 2014.Personal Representative:/s/ MARGO F. MOSEBY245 Hidden Lake RoadHavana, Florida 32333Attorneys for Personal Representa-tiveFEAGLE & FEAGLE, ATTOR-NEYS, P.A.By: /s/ Marlin M. FeagleFlorida bar No. 0173248153 NE Madison StreetPost Office Box 1653Lake City, Florida 32056-1653386/752-7191dedenfield@bellsouth.net05546116July 23, 30, 2014 100Job Opportunities05545691Rountree Moore Automotive Group. Seeking highly motivated individual for sale position. Great income potential with benefits. No experience necessary. Call Chris Shelley today to set up your interview 386-758-6171 05546163ROWLAND TRANSPORTATION Regional positions available now! Excellent benefits: 401K w/match, paid vac, health ins. & much more. Good driving record required.Reefer exp. is a plus. We need drivers who live in or near the Lake City / Live Oak areas! It is possible you may be able to keep your truck at home.Apply online, in person, or call 352-567-2002 ext. 163 or ask for SAFETY. 05546170Homes of Merit is looking for “experienced” help in the following areas: Framing, Electrical, Siding, Shingles, & Trim Apply in person at 1915 SE State Road 100, LC, FL32025 05546175CustomerService Representative The Lake City Reporter seeks a dynamic individual for Customer Service Representative. This full time job will require multi-tasking and computer skills. Apply in person or send resume to: Mandy Brown 180 E Duval St Lake City, Fl 32055 or NO PHONE CALLS North Florida Auto Rebuilders is now accepting resumes for an exp Auto Body Combo Technician bring resume by 133 NE Anderson Terr, Lake City, Florida 100Job Opportunities05546187LOCALCOMPANY seeking F/Tdependable employee experienced in Excel, Data Entry, 50WPM typing and answering multiple phone lines, and filing. Send Resume to: Activity Director Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the immediate opening of Activity Director. Candidate should be certified in the State of Florida and must have a minimum of two years experience as an Activity Director. Resumes may be faxed to 386-752-8556 or apply in person at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1270 SWMain Blvd, Lake City, FL 32025 EOE Epiphany Catholic School seeking Guidance Counselor& PT Speech Therapist Please call 752-2320 for more information FULL-TIME COOK II $8.42 perhr 2 yrs experience commercial kitchen cooking preferred. Requirements: HS Diploma/ GED, current First Aid/CPR,dependable transportation. Excellent Benefits, Paid Holidays, Sick/Annual Leave, Health/Dental Apply at: 236 SWColumbia Ave, Lake City OR Apply Online: E-mail/fax resume to: Fax (386)754-2220 Call 754-2225 EOE Maintenance Director Avalon Healthcare Center is currently accepting applications for the immediate opening of Maintenance Director. Minimum of two years experience in a Nursing Home required. Must possess good knowledge of life safety requirements and state regulations. Resumes may be faxed to 386-752-8556 or apply in person at Avalon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1270 SW Main Blvd, Lake City, FL32025 EOE Processor/Closer: Title agent seeking someone familiar with all aspects of real estate closings. Competitive pay and bonuses. Resume/References to StarTech Computer Center Now hiring Exp Techs. Send resume to: 120Medical EmploymentCaretenders Home Care is looking for F/TOT, RN & Clinical Team Assistant, P/TPRN RN, with home care experience. Please apply in person with a resume at 3593 NWDevane St. Lake City, FL. 32055. Sleep Tech needed PRN fax resume to: 386-754-1712 170Business OpportunitiesRemax Pam Beauchamp (386)303-2505 Office/business in high traffic location. Updates include a newer metal roof, pine HWflooring. MLS84805 $78,000 240Schools & Education05545675INTERESTED in a Medical Career?Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp • Nursing Assistant, $499 Day 8/11/14 • Phlebotomy national certifica-tion, $800 next class8/4/2014• LPN 9/15/14 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call 386-755-4401 or 310Pets & Supplies PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 828.29 requires dogs and cats being sold to be 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. Many species of wildlife must be licensed by Florida Fish and Wildlife. If you are unsure, contact the local office for information. 430Garage Sales MOVING SALE 174 SWFritz Glen Fri 8/2 & Sat 8/3 7am-3pm. Furn, holiday decor, kitchen items, HH, washer/dryer, and lots of misc PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. 440Miscellaneous Big Roper Side-by-side Refrigerator/Freezer $250 Call 386-288-2909 Dining Room suite for sale beautiful Mahogany table with 6 upholstered chairs & lg china cabinet $750 386-754-3770 Harmaral 500 power chair lift, in good working condition. $500 386-288-6354 Mini Storage buy back. If you bought a storage unit from Mini Storage in Feb. I am willing to pay for baby keepsakes & memorabilia. Call 386-965-6099 630Mobile Homes forRent2 & 3 BR MH. $450 $700. mo. Plus Deposit. Water & Sewer Furnished. Cannon Creek MHP& other locations 386-752-6422 WATERTOWN AREA 3br/2ba SW, Handicap accessible, $500mth, $500 dep. Ater 2PM call 386-438-9371 640Mobile Homes forSaleBrand New 2015 5BR/3BA$69,900 Setup & delivered 904-259-4663 No Money Down! Use your land. 3BR w/ porch $399/mo4BR w/ porch $499/mo 904-259-4663 REO Realty-Nancy Rogers 862-1271 MLS87341 3BR/2BA DWMH, split floor plan 1188 sqft $79,900 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 3BR/2BA, DWMH, beautiful fenced lot, oak trees, MLS87590 $75,000 OwnerFinancing 3/2 S. of Lake City. Clean. Small Down $725 mth. 386-590-0642 & 867-1833 Palm HarborHomes limited time offer! $5K towards any exterior package. We have 24 wide, 26, 28 & 30 wide homes. 3 stock units reduced 26K, Homes from the $60's or 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol 650Mobile Home & LandLand/Home Package 1021 NE Cummings Way. 3BR/2BACity water & sewer $69,900 Call 904-259-4663 or 386-288-2374 Land/Home Package 158 Michelle Place 3BR/2BAon 2/5 acres $74,900 904-259--4663 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 MLS87271 2 newer MH on 4.01 ac, TWMH w/2640 sqft & DWMH w/1456 sqft $185,900 705Rooms forRent ROOM 1 adult, Furnished, Clean, TV, Fridge, Microwave, Cable, Laundry. Close in. Private Entrance. For more information. Contact 386-965-3477 710Unfurnished Apt. ForRent$530 mo $530 dep. 2br/1ba Apt. CH/A NO PETS 386-697-4814 1BR APT in quiet neighborhood with all utilities included. Close to the VA. (727)415-2207 UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area. 386-752-9626 720Furnished Apts. ForRentROOMS FOR Rent. Hillcrest, Sands, Columbia. All furnished. Electric, cable, fridge, microwave. Weekly or monthly rates. 1 person $145, 2 persons $155. weekly 386-752-5808 730Unfurnished Home ForRent2BR/1BA Very clean, fresh paint, carport,No Pets at this time. $625/mo & $625/dep 288-8401 3 BR/2 BA, in town, $650mo. + dep. No Pets. Call 386-758-0057 4BR/3BAupscale neighborhood Super clean $1700/mo & Deposit required. No Pets 386-438-8283 Leave message. Available 1st wk of Aug. sm. 2BR/1BA, 90 E across from college, turn Lon Easy St, R on NE Michael (182) No Pets. $450/mo + $350 dep 365-1277 Just remodeled 3bd/2ba Lg family room w/FP, lg fenced backyard w/shed $850 mth, First & Sec. Call 386-466-2266 Large clean 3br/2ba Branford area. $750/mo +sec. Call 386-590-0642 or ’


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EZ access. 866.738.5522 Week of July 28, 2014 2010 Mercury Grand MarquisExcellent condition, loaded, leather seats. 23,900 miles.$14,800386-365-7474, Terry Want to sell it quickly? Call Melissa: 386-754-0401 SOLD IT FAST IN THE CLASSIFIEDSSelling your stuff is simple with a little help from the Lake City Reporter Classifieds. Let our sales team help you place an ad today, in print and online! Call 386-755-5440 or go to 750Business & Office RentalsOAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call 752-4820 770Condos ForRent 3br/2ba W/D, excellent condition, new paint, pool access, CH/A References Req. Not Pets. $880 mth & $880 Dep. 752-0442, 397-3500, or 755-2235 790Vacation Rentals Scalloping in Horseshoe Beach $99/nightly includes tax. Tastefully remodeled efficiency, sleeps 4, cable, picnic tables, grill plus washer/dryer ect. Scalloping starts June 28 Call now 352-498-5405 or 352-498-5986 805Lots forSale Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Place on Ichetucknee River 100lots & is large (1.5 ac) cabin on property MLS81407 $169,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Realty, Sherry Ratliff 365-8414 Beautiful Santa Fe River Lot, 3 Lots sold together, $150,000 MLS85480 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 knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777, the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 810Home forSale Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty 623-6896 Patti Taylor 3BR/2BAon 5 ac, pine floors, FP, screened back porch w/custom BBQ MLS87239 $119,900 EQUESTRIAN LOG 4BR/3BA on 32 ac. CH/A, large master suite, in ground pool, barn $459,000 386-755-1641 Leave message Coldwell Banker-Bishop Realty, Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 MLS80175 Colonial grace 4BR/3BA3287sqft to much to mention $284,900 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386)303-2505 Beautiful Lake Home 3BR/2BA+ 1BR/1BAloft, office, island kitchen, screened back porch MLS83039 $249.900 4BR/4BAw/golf course view, wood & tile floors, open plan, fenced backyard. MLS83057 $269,900 Susan Holton Eagle 623-6612 Daniel Crapps Agency Coldwell Banker-Bishop Realty, Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Brick, Formal living, Lg fam rm w/brick FP$119,900 MLS83143 Nice neighborhood close to I75, metal roof & lots of shade, plenty of storage space MLS84072 $69,900 Stan Batten Real Estate Jeb Stewart (386)965-8059 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 MLS84384 3BR/2BA, all the bells, 2 car garage, hickory flooring, FP, granite $210,000 Poole Realty Anita Handy 208-5877 4BR/2.5BA, 2630 sqft, 3 car garage lg open family rm, FP, hot tub MLS84608 $199,900 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Realty, Mary Brown Whitehurst 965-0887 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceiling, great room $119,500 MLS84613 Century 21/Darby Rogers HeatherCraig 466-9223 MLS84668 Log home on 20.02 ac, extra lg screen porch, island kitchen & so much more $279,900 Century 21/Darby Rogers HeatherCraig 466-9223 MLS84683 Remodeled Tri-level, 2 master suites, Fla rm, hickory wood laminate flooring $170,000 Poole Realty Irvin Dees 208-4276 Reduced 3BR/2BAbrick, lg FP, fam rm, lg screen-in back porch MLS84778 $150,000 REO Realty-Nancy Rogers 862-1271 MLS84896 3BR/2BA, 2 ac, pool, Italian tile, Corianne counter-tops. Must see $224,900 REO Realty-Nancy Rogers 862-1271 MLS84896 3BR/2BA, lg yard, lg master, kitchen open to dining room. $119,500 Newer custom home in country w/2 additional bldg lots, custom kit, lg master suite, 2 private BR, MLS84910 Susan Holton Eagle 623-6612 Daniel Crapps Agency Poole Realty, Kellie Shirah 208-3847 3BR/2BA, lg lot overlooking White Lake, 2 car garage MLS84965 $249,900 Poole Realty, Kellie Shirah 208-3847 3BR/2BAbrick, 2600 sqft features basement on 43 ac, pasture & more MLS85113 $398,700 Hallmark Real Estate, Rob Edwards 386-965-0763 Gorgeous heated pool home on 5 acres w/huge workshop, $249,000, MLS85362 Remax Jo LytteRemax 365-2821 Custom built 3BR/2BA, rustic charm, dream kitchen, soaring 2 story living room. MLS85613 $159,900 Poole Realty 362-4539 Bank owned, 1800 sqft, 3BR/2BA, screen porch, FPMLS85947 $98,500 810Home forSale Remax Jo LytteRemax 365-2821 3BR/2BAnestled under trees on 9.37 ac, open kitchen, dining rm & living rm, 3 ac fenced MLS85844 $183,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Realty, Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Brick 3 car garage, spacious 3BR/2BA& 1/2 ba freshly painted $234,900 MLS85931 Hallmark Real Estate, Paula Lawrence 386-623-1973 River home w/glassed front room facing wide deep portion of the Suwannee. Move in ready MLS86237 Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty 623-6896 Patti Taylor Great 4BR/2BA, lg screened back porch, split BR plan MLS86249 $164,900 Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 MLS86396 4BR/2BAon 22.95 ac, numerous upgrades, newly renovated, fireplace $369,000 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS86659 4BR/2BA, lg great rm, w/FP, dining rm, open kitchen Century 21/Darby Rogers HeatherCraig 466-9223 MLS86774 over 2,000 sqft. Home has so much to offer, need to see. $97,650 Poole Realty Donna Dawson 288-5679 In town, ingroud pool, established neighborhood, close to VA$79,000 MLS86804 Poole Realty Ronnie Poole 208-3175 Custom Lake home, 2900 sqft, 3BR/2.5BA, view, hardwood floors MLS86857 $359,500 Immaculate home 3BR/2BA, 4.06ac, 2068 sf, workshop w/3750 sf heated & addnl 1875 sf on back of shop MLS86903 $299,995 Stan Batten Real Estate Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Nice brick on 5 ac, ready to move in, 3 miles from I75 MLS86967 $144,000 Poole Realty Donna Dawson 288-5679 Brick on 19.58ac, 4BR/3BA, formal dining & parlor, FR, FP, $200,000 MLS86975 Poole Realty David Mincey 590-0157 3BR/2BAbrick on 4 gorgeous ac, pasture fenced area, clean. MLS86981 $129,000 Poole Realty Donna Dawson 288-5679 14.97ac farm, 3BR/2BA, lg family room, fencing, pecan trees, MLS87023 $129,000 Poole Realty Anita Handy 208-5877 1662sqft 3BR/2BA just painted inside, fenced yard MLS87069 $174,900 REO Realty-Nancy Rogers 862-1271 MLS87070 3BR/2BA, Ranch style, stone fireplace, fenced yard $89,900 Beautiful home 4BR/3BA2320sf 3094sf under roof, screened rear porch, FP Stan Batten Real Estate 386-752-4402 MLS87078 $207,900 Poole Realty Glenda McCall 208-5244 MLS87133 3BR/2BA, 1602 sqft, lg family room w/built in cabinets & bookshelves & more. $135,000 United Country Real Estate Dicks Realty 5 BR/3 BAbrick home. Hunters paradise on 34 ac $440,400 Call Susanna Dicks @ 386-365-3307 MLS87215 Century 21 Darby Rodgers 386-752-6575 3 BR/2.5 BA, covered breezeway connects 2 car garage 2/workshop, greenhouse storage area, $199,900, MLS87221 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS87228 3BR/2BA mfg home in Brandon Heights, needs TLC Remax TaylorGoes 344-7662 MLS87256 4BR/2BAbrick in Russwood, split floor plan, FP, screened porch $269,000 Century 21 Darby Rodgers 386-752-6575 Great 3 BR/2 BA, living rm., fam. rm., lots of windows, treed backyard, $112,000, MLS87259 Coldwell Banker/Bishop Realty 623-6896 Patti Taylor Pristine Equestrian Estate 4BR/2BA, granite counter tops & so much more. MLS87263 $240,000 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Very nice 2000 MH, 3BR/2BA, screened back porach & shed MLS87267 $50,000 Century 21 Darby Rodgers 386-752-6575 3 BR/2.5 BA, FP& wet bar, hardwood & ceramic or marble thru-out. Special financing, $174,000, MLS87279 Remax Jo LytteRemax 365-2821 Updated 3BR/2BA, huge privacy fenced, exceed expectations MLS87283 $159,900 Century 21 Darby Rodgers 386-752-6575 3 BR/2 BABrick on 5 ac., split floor plan, hardwood cabinets, corian countertops. SS appliances. MLS87309 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS87312 Priced to sell, 3BR/2BACB Block 1255 sqft, above ground pool. Formal DR, lg great room w/stone FP, granite countertops, lg screened porch, pool MLS87336 $187,000 Susan Holton Eagle 623-6612 Daniel Crapps Agency Century 21 Darby Rodgers 386-752-6575 55 & older community. Need TLC $69,900, MLS87343 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 MLS87374 Still looks new, 3BR/2BA, split floor plan, screened porch $139,900 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 3BR/2BAin Piccadilly Park w/in ground pool, needs TLC MLS87378 $95,000 “Sold as is” Poole Realty 362-4539 On the river 2BR/1.5BA, great kitchen, seperate workshop overlooking river. MLS87410 $115,000 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386)303-2505 3BR/3BA, 2040sf, DWMH, 4ac fenced, LR w/FP, lg master w/his/hers baths MLS87417 $89,900 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 Stucco, plenty of space, open floor plan, FM, Liv, & Dining, private backyard. MLS87438 $229,000 810Home forSale Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 3BR/2.5BA, open kitchen, great rm, newer flooring, spacious BRs, she/workshop MLS87419 $245,000 4BR/3BA, 3700 sf 14ceilings, fenced, luxurious and full of amenities. Stan Batten Real Estate 386-752-4402 MLS87423 $295,900 Hallmark Real Estate, Nate Sweat 386-628-1552 3 BR/2 BA home, has new tile & carpet on 1/2 acre near town, new refrig., fenced $117,000, MLS87447 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS87463 5BR/3BA w/2 master suites, MH, all on 1 ac, lg deck $70,000 REO Realty-Nancy Rogers 862-1271 MLS87476 lake front Lake Lona, 3BR/2BA, 1603 sqft, 1.4 acres $199,900 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 3BR/2BA, New ceramic tile in living area, new windows, covered back porch MLS87484 $75,000 New Kitchen & granite countertops, metal roof, downstairs fam rm w/pondview MLS87493 $129,900 Stan Batten RealEstate Jeb Stewart (386)965-8059 3BR/2BA, 2040 sf metal roof, porch & pool, security system, appliances included MLS87494 $149,900 Stan Batten Real Estate 386-752-4402 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386)303-2505 4BR/2BA+ loft, 2958sf, access to Lake Jeffery, h/w floors, wood burning FP, pool MLS87511 $274,500 Poole Realty, Kellie Shirah 208-3847 3BR/2BAbrick w/in ground pool on 40ac, fenced & cross fenced MLS87513 $370,000 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS87526 Lovely 3BR/2BAw/ nice yard & possibilities, nice quite community $155,900 Poole Realty Anita Handy 208-5877 4000 plus sqft 5BR/5BA 16 plus ac, lake, pool, horse ring & so much more MLS87531 $449,000 Like new residence in center of Lake City, close to everything, move in ready MLS87532 $119,900 Stan Batten Real Estate Jeb Stewart (386)965-8059 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386)303-2505 3BR/2.5BA, 2 story log, 11.16ac fenced & cross fenced, rock FP, 3 stall barn w/tack MLS87540 $219,900 Daniel Crapps Agency 755-5110 MLS87544 Relax & enjoy the scenic 10 min drive to 3BR/2BAhome on 1 plus acre. Hallmark Real Estate, Rob Edwards 386-965-0763 5 BR on 5 ac!, Lg. formal dining, new appl. & cabinets. Private entrance to in-law suite $299,000, MLS87546 Hallmark Real Estate, Tanya Shaffer 386-397-4766 Country Home w/lg. workshop w/electric greenhouse & jacuzzi on enclosed back porch. $119,900, MLS87551 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 On over 1/2 ac, 3BR/2BA, over 1700 sqft, split floor plan, lg master MLS87567 $165,000 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386)303-2505 2BR/1BA, 1140sf, 1+ acre, brick FP, scr'd back porch, det garage & workshop. MLS87578 $79,000 Coldwell Banker-Bishop Realty, Elaine Tolar 365-1548 Wonderful home, gas FP3BR/2BA& office, spacious kitchen, great area MLS87594 $184,900 810Home forSale Century 21 Darby Rodgers 386-752-6575 Attractive 3 BR/2 BA, recently renovated, all new windows, eat in kitchen, new HVAC, $75,000, MLS87602 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 River life, fully furnished on Suwannee, many upgrades, storage, workshop, dock. MLS87604 $259,900 Remax Missy Zecher 623-0237 Private 2 ac retreat near Ichetucknee w/access to private swimming & tubing. Move in ready MLS87605 $165,00 Hallmark Real Estate, Janet Creek 386-719-0382 Priced to Sell! 3 BR/2 BAhome in town, close to schools, church, shopping, Sacrifice at $98,500, MLS87621 United Country Real Estate Dicks Realty 3 BR/1 BAhome in quiet neighborhood. Convenient to town. $84,900 Call Amy Wollum @386-365-7790, MLS87647 Remax Sandy Kishton 344-0433 MLS86467 Great 3BR/2BA, new carpet, split bedroom plan $99,000 REO Realty-Nancy Rogers 862-1271 4BR/2BA 1500 sqft, open patio, new roof. $129,900 820Farms & Acreage1/2 acre lots; Ownerfinancing $ 300 down; $ 77 per month Deas Bullard/BKLProperties 386-752-4339 4 1/2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo 352-215-1018. www 830Commercial PropertyUnited Country Real Estate Dicks Realty Office location on Baya Ave. across from FLPest Control. $119,900. Call Susanna Dicks 386-365-3307, MLS86803 Century 21 Darby Rogers 752-6575 Owner ready to retire Motel has 25 rms, wash rm & 1448 sqft brick home MLS87454 $550,000 ’

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