1 WELLBORN Crash claims life of cyclist SEE STORY on Page 3A WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER SINCE Lake City Reporter Giving Guatemala their all 12 locals take a trip to Central American village. See Page 6A. LAKECITYREPORTER.COM Campaign finance update Contributions to local candidates as of July 8. See Page 7A. Small League shutout Fort White loses 15-0 to Whitehouse. See Page 1B. He shot that guy One victim in shooting recovering, says CCSO However, no word yet on wounded security guard. By EMILY STANTON Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter Ernest Larry Grandison waits for testimony to resume at the Columbia County Courthouse on Tuesday. Grandison is charged with the murder and armed robbery in the 2012 shooting death of store clerk Rajnikant K. Patel at the A&M Discount Beverage Store. Witness says accomplice ID d Grandison as killer Defense attorney says evidence not convincing. By TONY BRITT Testimony in the Ernest Larry Grandison murder trial started Tuesday morning with the state sending a dozen people to the witness stand. The state used surveillance video from the convenience store robbery, testimony from a robbery participant turned state witness, testimony from the robbery victim, as well as from the defendant s son s former girlfriend in trying to prove Grandison the shooter. Grandison is charged with murder and armed robbery in the 2012 shooting death of local convenience store owner Rajnikant K. Patel. Patel was shot to death in his store, A&M Discount Beverage Store, 394 E. Duval St., early the afternoon of April 27, David Collins, the state-appointed conflict attorney representing Grandison, told jurors that a crime occurred, but that doesn t mean his cli- TRIAL continued on 3A Rajnikant Patel s widow, Daxaben (right), accompanied by her translator, Deejal Patel, is sworn in as she prepares to take the witness stand on Tuesday. A local woman shot at the Washington Street Elks Lodge Saturday morning has been released from the hospital. Alvia Lee, 37, left UF Health Shands on Tuesday, according to Columbia County Sheriff s Office spokesperson Murray Smith. However, no update was available on the condition of security guard Niaja Bowles, 33, who was also wounded. The shooter believed by police to be Robert Dell Church, 29, of Lake City is still at large. The initial investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff s Office Church revealed Church was in an argument with two unknown females inside the lodge at closing. Bowels attempted to separate the parties involved and take them outside. Once outside, Church fell to the ground, police said. It is unsure what caused him to fall. Church then reportedly went to a vehicle in the parking lot and retrieved a handgun. He shot Bowles once before fleeing the area, deputies said. The bullet passed through the lower portion of Bowles body and struck Lee in the leg, Smith said. Church is described as a black man standing 5 10 inches tall and weighing about 235 pounds. Anyone who has information on Church s whereabouts or the shooting is asked to contact CCSO at or Crime Stoppers of Columbia County at Christie named assistant principal at CCE Moving to Columbia City Elementary from same post at Richardson Middle. By SARAH LOFTUS Michael Christie will be the new assistant principal at Columbia City Elementary School for this coming school year. His predecessor, Hope Jernigan, is the new principal. Christie was the assistant principal at Richardson Middle School. Superintendent Terry Huddleston said he hasn t filled the position of assistant principal at Richardson yet. It s one of the many open spots that the district is trying Huddleston to fill as fast as possible, he said. Huddleston said he s trying to place his employees in the best positions for them. We re just trying to put the right people in the right positions, he said. Sean Adams, the former assistant principal at Summers Elementary School who was moved to a homebound teaching position in October, started his new contract on July 1 when the district s new fiscal year began. While Adams was moved to homebound teaching in October, he was paid for the remainder of the school year under his old contract. According to the district s human resources department, Adams made $72,215 during the fiscal year. Now, under PRINCIPAL continued on 7A Vol. 140, No. 111 TODAY S WEATHER Opinion A CALL US: (386) SUBSCRIBE TO THE REPORTER: Voice: Fax: Storm chance, 2A Health A Obituaries A Advice & Comics B Puzzles B LOCAL CPR training at the Aquatic Complex, 2A. LOCAL Wreck on 90 injures one, 7A.
2 2A LAKE CITY REPORTER DAILY BRIEFING WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, CPR training at the Aquatic Complex Wait time for new Harry Potter ride is 450 minutes ORLANDO L ines to get on the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort were more than seven hours long Tuesday enough time to watch a couple of Harry Potter movies or for a fast reader to get through a Harry Potter book. Folks on Twitter were tweeting pictures of a sign listing the 450-minute wait time outside the ride, called Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder confirmed the long lines, though he noted that wait time varied throughout the day. Universal workers were handing out tickets with return times printed on them to ease congestion. The new park zone is called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley. Universal s original Harry Potter park, called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade, opened in Red Bull spills onto I-95 when semi trucks collide ROCKLEDGE Call it a different kind of energy jolt. Thousands of gallons of Red Bull spilled onto Interstate 95 in central Florida after two tractor-trailers collided. Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened Monday evening near Rockledge. Troopers say the truck hauling more than 30,000 pounds of Red Bull was heading north when the driver tried to move over to the center lane because another truck was disabled on the shoulder of the road. When the driver swerved back into the outside lane, his truck sideswiped the parked vehicle. The trailer on the first JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter Aquatic supervisor Daniel Taylor tests new lifeguard on CPR techniques on Tuesday. Safety at the Aquatic Complex is foremost, Taylor said. We also do recurring training monthly. Pictured are Lauren Lee (from left), 20, Taylor, Alex Milton, 18, and Taylor Baldwin, 19. truck ripped open and the energy drink spilled onto the road. The driver of the truck was ticketed for failure to maintain a single lane. No injuries were reported. Florida Lottery sales continue to grow TALLAHASSEE Sales of Florida Lottery tickets continue to grow. Lottery officials announced that the state sold more than $5.36 billion in tickets during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. That s the second year in a row that ticket sales have exceeded $5 billion. State officials estimate that the increased sales will result in $1.49 billion going to schools and to pay for programs such as the state s Bright Futures scholarship program. 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If you would like to see your organization in the newspaper, send the picture and information to associate editor Emily Lawson at Florida voters first approved the lottery in 1986, and tickets went on sale in early Sales initially peaked at $4.2 billion back in 2008 but dropped as the state s economy soured. Church forgives robber who stole offerings BRADENTON A Manatee County church is offering forgiveness to the man who robbed their offerings moments after the service ended. The Bradenton Herald reports that just after 11 a.m. Sunday, a man walked into the office of Kirkwood Presbyterian Church of Bradenton, grabbed the pile of cash and checks that ushers had just brought in and walked off. n Associated Press Chance of storms Chance of storms SUN Slight chance of storms HI 92 HI LO LO 70 HI 92 HI LO LO 70 HI 92 HI LO LO 70 HI HI 92 LO LO 72 HI 94 HI LO LO 72 Sea of bubbles Priscilla Presley tells upset fans to calm down MEMPHIS, Tenn. Priscilla Presley is asking fans of her late ex-husband Elvis Presley to please calm down after a report that two jets once owned by the singer could be removed from Graceland. Fans have posted critical comments on Facebook since The Associated Press reported last week that Elvis Presley Enterprises informed the owners of the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II to prepare to remove the planes when their agreement ends next April. Elvis Presley Enterprises operates the Graceland tourist attraction, and OKC Partnership owns the planes. On July 2, Priscilla Presley posted a comment on her Facebook page saying: I see your posts about the planes. Please calm down, we re in the midst of negotiations. It s as simple as that. Thank you. Curious George named NYC ambassador NEW YORK The popular children s book character Curious George wants families to explore New York City. 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3 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, A Cyclist killed in crash 50-year-old man hit by car Tuesday around 6:30 a.m. By SARAH LOFTUS WELLBORN A Wellborn man was killed around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in Suwannee County after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle, according to a Florida Highway Patrol release. FHP hasn t released the 50-yearold man s name yet because it hasn t been able to make contact with his family, which lives out of state. Amberlee Joy Price, 30, of Jennings, was driving west on 180th Street near 47th Drive when her car drifted off the roadway and onto the right shoulder, the release said. Price s 2010 Ford Taurus hit the back wheel of the bicycle, throwing the rider off. He landed on the hood and windshield of Price s car, the report said. Suwannee County EMS pronounced the bicyclist dead at the scene. The roadway was closed for about three hours after the accident. Photos by PATRICK SCOTT/Special to the Reporter An FHP Trooper (left) examines a bicycle after a fatal crash Tuesday morning in Suwannee County. The crash occurred around 6:30 Tuesday on 180th street near the intersection of 47th Drive in Wellborn when a Ford Taurus struck a bicyclist, who died at the scene. 180th Street was closed for nearly three hours. The Suwannee County Sheriff s Office was also on scene. Officers gather at the scene of the crash. The wrecked bicycle is seen lying in the grass, while the rider s hat is seen in the middle of the road. The Ichetucknee Springshed project subject of meeting Board will meet Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex. The Suwannee River Water Management District along with city and county officials will hold a public meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ichetucknee Springshed Water Quality Improvement project, a joint venture to convert Lake City s treated wastewater effluent sprayfields into wetlands. The water district is partnering with the city and county to improve water quality by reducing Lake City s wastewater nutrient loadings to the Ichetucknee River. The aim is to reduce nitrogen loading by about 85 percent. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex, 372 West Duval Street. The total cost of the project is $4.6 million with funding contributions of $3.9 million from the Department of Environmental Protection, $400,000 from the water district, $200,000 from Lake City, and $100,000 from Columbia County. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting to learn more about the conceptual design and provide feedback. SRWMD board approves tentative budget LIVE OAK The Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board on Tuesday approved the tentative fiscal year 2014 budget of $24.5 million. The Governing Board also approved a millage rate of , which is the same as last year. Under the proposed millage rate those who own property with a taxable value of $100,000 will pay $41.43 in property taxes to the district. The tentative budget will enable the district to protect water resources for the benefit of our citizens and natural system, a news release said. Taxes paid to the district contribute to numerous public services such as protecting springs and rivers, water supply planning, and water resource development. Springs projects and programs represent roughly 42 percent of the budget. The district will hold two public hearings Sept. 9 and Sept. 23 before the budget and millage rate will be adopted. Both meetings will begin at 5:05 p.m. at the district headquarters in Live Oak. The final budget and millage rate will be adopted at the Sept. 23 hearing. You re invited to the annual Peanut Boil Kenneth Witt s Annual Peanut Boil will be July 12 at Kenneth s house, 1277 SE County Road 349, at 4 p.m. Enjoy music, fellowship, boiled peanuts, and Southern desserts. Don t forget to bring a lawn chair. 04 class reunion The CHS Class of 2004 is having its 10 year reunion on Saturday, July 19 from 7 11 p.m. in the Banquet Hall at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Cost is $50 per person or $75 per couple. Price will increase $25 at the door. Ticket prices include barbecue dinner with sides and dessert, a cash bar, a photo booth and DJ LuNy. One free drink ticket per person is included. Checks are payable to CHS 2004 at P.O. Box 295 or by PayPal to TRIAL Continued From 1A ent did it. The state cannot prove, without a reasonable doubt, that Grandison shot Mr. Patel, he said during his opening statements. John Durrett, the assistant state attorney who is prosecuting the case, said April 27, 2012, was business as usual for the Patels, until they encountered Grandison shortly after 1 p.m. He said He died there on the loor of that store where he spent every day of his life for the last 14 years. John Durrett, assistant state attorney Grandison shot Patel four times with a 9 mm pistol, once through the heart and lungs. He died there on the floor of that store where he spent every day of his life for the last 14 years, Durrett said. Durrett s a i d Grandison robbed the store because he was behind on his bills and needed cash. In his 13-minute opening statement, Durrett said the day after the shooting Grandison, who was two months behind in his rent, met his landlord in Valdosta, Ga., and gave him $675 in cash. He said Grandison then went to Pensacola and disappeared until he was apprehended more than a year later by federal authorities. James Johnson, Grandison s son-in-law, has already pleaded guilty for his role in the robbery and been sentenced to 20 years. He took the stand and said he and Grandison discussed robbing A&M Discount Beverage. I guessed that it would be something easy to do, he said. He said he was told by Grandison that Grandison would go in first, then he would go in, grab the money and run. When asked why he took part in the crime, Johnson responded, I don t know. I guess I felt obligated. Megan McGraw was a roommate of Johnson and his wife, Sheena Grandison. McGraw, who was also dating Earnest Grandison s son, testified that the evening of the shooting she came home after running Photos by JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter Assistant State Attorney John Durrett (from left), Grandison s attorney David Collins and Third Circuit Judge Leandra Johnson have a sidebar meeting during trial on Tuesday. Nirav Patel, the murder victim s son, hands back photos of the interior of the store to prosecutor John Durrett while on the stand on Tuesday. errands and found Johnson home alone. He was panicked, she said. He was looking back and forth at the Gainesville and Jacksonville news stations. He shot that guy, she said, quoting Johnson as she said he pointed to the television. He wasn t even doing anything. He was just coming out the back door and Larry shot him... It was no need to shoot him. We already had the money and we were leaving. McGraw said she discussed it with her mother then reported the incident to law enforcement a few days later. The state showed at least 10 video clips from the store s video surveillance camera. The clips, which had no sound, show a man wearing a black hat with a white substance or object on his neck and nose menacing Daxaben Patel, Rajnikant Patel s wife, who was working at the cash register, with the gunman moving from side to side at the register pointing the pistol at her. Then another person enters the store, reaches behind the counter and leaves. The gunman then goes to the left of the screen, takes the pistol out of his right hand and holds it with his left as he appears to discharge the gun several times. Rajnikant Patel, who died in the robbery, is never seen in the video. However, prosecutors say he was shot to death by Grandison after entering the front of the store from a side room on hearing his wife s screams. During testimony Tuesday, Daxaben Patel identified Earnest Grandison as her husband s killer. Brock Dietz of the State Fire Marshall s Office, who also does video analysis, was sent the video surveillance tapes from the crime. Of the eight different cameras, he said six were of evidentiary value and he clarified, enhanced and enlarged the video as well as captured still photos. Dietz and two FDLE crime scene investigators testified about evidence they collected, as did a former FDLE investigator and State Attorney s Office investigator. The trial continues today at 9 a.m. and is expected to go to the jury this afternoon. Cambridge Prep Academy cambridgeprepacademy.org A private school for all grades. 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4 OPINION Wednesday, July 9, A A N O T H E R V I E W FCC: Cat videos need captions, too Net neutrality is all the rage. Cable and cellphone companies are universally unpopular, so the unthinking demand that the government regulate access. Such regulation invites absurd innovations, such as the latest Federal Communications Commission proposal to require closed captioning on cat videos. The commission will vote Friday whether to impose old television closed-captioning standards to short video clips available on Internet sites such as YouTube. The agency thinks that without government intervention, the hard-of-hearing will miss something when someone posts a video of a toddler toppling over or a mama cat hugging her kittens. Since the FCC has no actual authority over the Internet, the rule for now will only apply to commercial broadcasters. When NBC News wants to post a clip online about a fast-breaking story, it will think twice about how important it is. The technical challenges are significant. Some programmers may not be able to repurpose televised captions, explains Ann West Bobeck, a senior vice president for the National Association of Broadcasters, in a letter to the FCC, or may be significantly editing captions for purposes of posting an online version of the captioned clip. Broadcasters, whose native tongue is argle-bargle, nevertheless understand that it s not worth putting their licenses in jeopardy and will not offer material online. Everyone misses out, including the deaf. The FCC can t meet its own standards now. Because commissioners speak in jargon only insiders can understand, the closed-captioning for FCC open meetings is often comically bad. Professional caption services can t keep up with the machine-gun flurry of inscrutable acronyms. The NPRM about forcing CLECs to use ILEC or NECA rates translates into a caption that reads: See Lex use I lack or neck a rate. (Clear speaking, like good writing, is highly prized on the Internet.) Federal intervention isn t needed. The Internet is the great equalizer, inviting the blind, deaf and disabled, the lame and the halt, to participate in a global conversation with nobody needing to know the age, race, sex or handicap of participants. In 1998, the feds devised Section 508 rules for government websites that forbid the use of on-screen color to convey information. The result is the federal websites are awash in beige and bland, lest the colorblind take offense. The FCC is behind the times here, too. The agency seems unaware that it s the year 2014, and still it doesn t offer commission statements and agendas in the browser-friendly format used by nearly every other website on the Internet. Simple statements are only available in a Microsoft Word document, an Adobe PDF file or as ugly, unformatted text. An agency so behind the times shouldn t try to set standards for the Internet. If there s a demand for captioning of videos of tumbling toddlers and cats doing what cats do, the market will make it happen. Washington Times Lake City Reporter Serving Columbia County Since 1874 The Lake City Reporter is published with pride for residents of Columbia and surrounding counties by Community Newspapers Inc. We believe strong newspapers build strong communities Newspapers get things done! Our primary goal is to publish distinguished and profitable 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 L E T T E R S P O L I C Y 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) BY Saying I do to friendship We were young then, with our whole lives before us, starry-eyed blind to all that lay ahead. I went running up the steps of the church late, yes, to my own wedding when I spotted them out of the corner of my eye hurrying along beside me. I d never seen them before, but knew them well. Brushing back a makeshift veil that kept flopping in my face, I said, You must be Ginnie and Gary. I m so glad to finally meet you! They were college friends of the man I was about to marry. I d heard enough about them to know, or at least, hope, they d soon be my friends, too. They were in a rush to get inside for the service. I told them not to worry, it probably wouldn t start without me. That was the first of countless big laughs we have shared. I m not smart about much, but I m a genius at spotting friends. Even ones I ve never met. There are things you know with your heart more than with your head. That s how I knew them. In the months to follow, I grew to like them so well that I told my husband, if ever we should part, I wanted custody of Ginnie and Gary. He didn t laugh. Even then, I suspect he saw it as a prophecy. We lived three hours apart but took turns making the drive several times a year for a weekend at their place or ours. Personally, I preferred theirs. Actually, we all did. It was cleaner. Obama s lectures aren t helping So sue me. President Barack Obama on Tuesday, complaining about Republican leaders We re not sure who would be spurred into action by the hectoring lectures last week from the president of the United States along the lines of, I m right, you should know better. Maybe his kids. Certainly not the Republican members of Congress. Americans who aren t fierce Republican or Democratic partisans probably rolled their eyes at this display if they haven t completely tuned out Washington s bimodal distrust and contempt. Problem is, right now, that mutual distrust and contempt hampers a national response to an urgent humanitarian crisis involving thousands of children. Nearly 40,000 unaccompanied children from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras have been apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol after sneaking across the Mexican-U.S. border in the past year. They ve mainly come via smugglers, a harrowing journey that puts the kids in extreme danger. Once here, the children are Sharon Randall The food was better. And it was always more fun. Gradually, we added children, their two and our three. Occasionally, we d go camping together in the rain or take a picnic to the beach in the fog or spend a few days freezing in a cabin in the snow. Funny, isn t it? Bad times feel better with good company. We watched our children grow up, weathered changes, big and small, shared our hopes and fears and, most of all, our lives. In the four years my husband battled cancer, Ginnie and Gary kept in touch, walking that fine line of friendship, praying and cheering us on, always knowing somehow if we needed to talk or just to be left alone. I remember the day they came to tell him goodbye. I d called to say we were nearing the end and that he wanted to see them. They came as soon as they could. We spent a few hours laughing, crying, recalling all the times that we had shared. When they left, we stood on the porch waving as they drove out of sight. Then he looked at me and grinned. You can have custody, he said, picked up and held in government shelters until they can be released to family or foster care. Eventually they get hearings, or perhaps just fade illegally into communities. This is part of a huge immigration mess that needs fixing. But if the president truly wanted cooperation on this crisis, why did he unload a term s worth of frustration with gridlock by chiding Republicans for torpedoing immigration reform? The president s lectures this week have been all certitude, no introspection. Where s the acknowledgment of his administration s failure to build bipartisan consensus on almost anything? During his first two years as president, Democrats dominated both congressional chambers. Republicans now control the House. After the November election they may control the House and Senate. You d think, in the sixth year of his presidency, Obama would find a way to deal with the existence of an opposition party that can be as obstinate as he is. Broad immigration reform, once seen as the best prospect for a rare breakout of bipartisanship, is dead for the year. But we still have an immigration crisis that is putting until I see them again. In the years after he died, Ginnie and Gary held onto me and my children, inviting us to visit, showing up for weddings, sending notes and cards for Christmas or birthdays or whenever to stay in touch. Finally, when I remarried, they opened their hearts and their home to welcome my new husband just as warmly as they had once welcomed me. I tell myself they still like me better than they like the new guy. But really? I m not sure. We live some 500 miles apart and don t get to see each other often. But recently we had dinner together in their vineyard in California, along with some of our children and grandchildren. We talked and laughed, ate and drank, chased 2-year-old Henry around the yard, and celebrated three generations of a longtime friendship that has been, for me, such a gift. I wish you could ve seen us. I hope you re blessed, as I have been, with longtime friends who prop you up and make you laugh, pray for you and hold you close in good times or in bad. I hope you will tell them soon, don t wait how much you treasure their friendship. May you always stay close, always retain custody, and look forward to the day, in this world or the next, when you will surely see each other once again. Sharon Randall can be contacted at P.O. Box , Henderson, NV children at risk and creating more anxiety among U.S. residents in border states. Obama promised to move available and appropriate resources to border security. Beyond that, he didn t offer much. He said top administration figures will be tasked to come up with other responses by the end of the summer. So the president, who said he ll act when Republicans won t, promised to act on this crisis... soon. This should be a rare moment in the Obama presidency when it is possible to put political differences aside. These kids need to be kept safe and in the custody of the U.S. government, not released while there is a fair, humane and fast adjudication of their cases. The children from Central America should get legal counsel. Some may qualify for asylum here. Most will be repatriated. It s important that that happen, and quickly, so families back home recognize that shipping their children to the U.S. border will be perilous and unrewarded. Chicago Tribune
5 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, LAKE CITY REPORTER COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, A COMMUNITY CALENDAR by n To submit your Community Calendar item, contact Emily Lawson at or at ANNOUNCEMENTS Seeking Jazz Performers Local vocalists, poets, musicians and comedians are invited to perform at 1st Friday s Jazz Events which will take place the first Friday of each month from 6-10 p.m. Call Pam Cooley at for more information or to sign up. Library Event Canceled The Travel Tales (Pearl Bragg Chamberlin s tales of her time as a pilot instructor during World War II), originally scheduled for Tuesday, July 15 at the Columbia County Library Main Branch has been canceled. One, two, three JUMP! JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter Richardson Community Center Summer campers Paul Bell (from left), 11, Amare Ferrell, 9, Kenzenton Merrick, 12, and Maceon Sheppard, 8, jump in the water on a trip to the Columbia Aquatic Complex on Tuesday. Early Bird Sign Up Earns Discount Community Concerts of Lake City offers Early Bird Special season tickets to those who sign up by Tuesday, July 15. The concert season, presented at Levy Performing Arts Center, Florida Gateway College, includes Two on Tap, Sax-Sational!, Home for Christmas, Tim Zimmerman & the King s Brass, The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer, and Trio de Minaret. Members are also admitted free to all upcoming concerts of the Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series. Families are welcome, with exceptionally low price for students K-12. Sign up at the Lake City Chamber of Commerce or websitewww.communityconcerts.info, or call July 9 Lake City Newcomers The Lake City Newcomers will have their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, July 9 at 11 a.m. at Guangdong Restaurant in the Lake City Mall. Debra K. Griffin, an ear specialist with Hearing Solutions, Inc., will speak on tinnitus and balance disorders. Call Joan Wilson at for more. Alligator Festival The board members of the Alligator Festival will have a meeting July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at 851 SE CR 245- A. Call Cindy Vasco at for directions or more. The public is invited to attend. July 10 Citizens Academy The Lake City Police Department is currently accepting applications for its fourth session of Citizens Police Academy which will begin July 10. It is a 12-week course held every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Public Safety Building Training Room. Space is limited and applicants must pass a criminal background screening, be at least 18 years of age, a US citizen, and hold a valid driver s license. Contact Audre Washington at or lcflapd.com to request an application. Tea Party Meeting The North Central Florida Tea Party will hold a Meet the Candidates session on Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m. The group will meet bi-weekly at the Jackie Taylor Building, 128 SW Birley Ave., until the time of elections. Call Sharon Higgins at for more. Hot Dog Roast Teens are invited to Wellborn United Methodist Church s youth group on Thursday, July 10 to an outside hot dog roast and a program entitled Tackling Fear with the Holy Ghost. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to all area teens. The church address is County Road 137. Call Monica Tannehill at for more. SRWMD Meeting The Suwannee River Water Management District will meet with the Columbia County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex, 372 West Duval Street. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update to the public and commissioners on the wastewater management and reuse project at Lake City s spray field. The public is invited to attend the meeting. Call with questions. July 12 Hog Weigh-In The Columbia County Fair hog weigh-in will be July 12 from 8-10 a.m. Call the office at with questions. Christian Singles A Christian Singles group is forming in Lake City and looking to meet every other week. If you re interested in getting together for fun and fellowship with other singles in a safe, Christian environment, plan to join the group at the Faith in Christ Church, 282 SW Magical Terrace, on Saturday, July 12 at 6 p.m. Call Tony at or Dani at for more. Kid s Swim Day Gold Standard Masonic Lodge #167 PHA will host a Kids Swim Day on July 12 at the Columbia County Aquatic Complex from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There will be snacks available. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Call Michael Kelly at or Conrad Wallace at for more. Bridal Fashion Show Haven Hospice will host a Bridal Fashion Show and Silent Auction Saturday, July 12 from 4-7 p.m. at Christ Central Ministries, 217 SW Sisters Welcome Road. The event, which will be emceed by Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Administrator Joseph Brooks, will showcase bridal and honeymoon fashions from Belk, Golden Needle Bridal, InStyle Menswear, JCPenney and Maurices. Refreshments and appetizers will be served during the event. The silent auction, which will include more than 35 items to bid on, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Haven Hospice. July 13 Women s Day Philadelphia MB Church, 590 NW Long Street, will host a Women s Day Celebration on Sunday, July 13 at 11 a.m. Loretta Jackson of New Day Springs MB Church will be the guest speaker. Call the church at for more. July 17 Garage Sale The Shands Lake Shore Auxiliary will hold its annual garage sale on Thursday, July 17 in the first floor conference room of Shands Lake Shore from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The garage sale benefits the auxiliary s continuing education scholarship program. The public is invited to see the pre-christmas gift shop merchandise along with other donated garage sale items. Margaret Ruth Keith Splichal Mrs. Margaret Ruth Keith Splichal, 88, passed away July 6, 2014, surrounded by the love of her family at the Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville, Fla. The youngest of 10 children, Ruth and sister Mildred Ruby were the bookend twins born on Feb. 9, 1926, to William Learcus Lee and Elizabeth Jane Mimi Wright Keith in Blue Mountain, Miss. The Keiths eldest children, Ida and Frank, also were twins. Lee was a farmer, Mimi a schoolteacher. Ruth grew up in the Mississippi Delta town of Anguilla, where she played basketball throughout high school. She attended Delta State Teachers College in Cleveland, Miss. (now Delta State University), then with Ruby went to a business school in Memphis, Tenn. While she often spoke of her mother s teaching in a one-room schoolhouse and took pride in her family s academic achievements, her teaching was focused on her own seven children. At a USO dance in Memphis on the heels of World War II, Ruth and Ruby met two handsome young Army Air Corpsmen and were married within months, Ruth to Bernard Louis Splichal on May 18, Years as a military wife and mother were spent in Mississippi, Texas, Labrador, Kansas, Missouri and Georgia before the family landed in Lake City, Fla., where Splichal retired from the Air Force in 1966 to join the Aero Corp. During 40 years in Lake City, Ruth took great pride in her home and its landscaping, often sharing gardening ideas and cuttings with family and friends. But her greatest joy was family. As her children grew, her home was a gathering place for them and their friends and holiday celebrations. She July 19 Radio program Tune into on July 19 at 10:30 to hear local candidates discuss hot topic issues. School, city, and county candidates have been invited to attend. If you have questions for the candidates, call during the program to ask on air. Poker Run There will be a poker run starting at the House Saloon in Jasper on July 19 in support of Fire Chief Bill Trinder and his wife, Gayle, who were injured in a motorcycle accident last November. There will be a barbecue, auction, raffle and more. Kickstands up from the House Saloon at 11 a.m. and the run will return to the House Saloon around 4 p.m. Call for more. enjoyed sharing her Scots-Irish family history traced back to the 1600s in America, tales from her life, and photos and updates from her family. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Ruth is remembered for her genteel Southern charm, acceptance of everyone, ready nod and smile, adages and stories, lifetime love of her husband and, most of all, joy in her four sons, three daughters and their offspring. She especially reveled in the attention and affection she received from her darling girls, daughters Ann, Cathy and Beth, who daily brought light, love and laughter to her doorstep. In a 1998 interview with her granddaughter Liz, Ruth noted the immense rewards of being a parent, seeing all the stages of their development, mental and physical; the pride in accomplishment; zeal and wonder in nature and every small experience. In reality, you relive your childhood again through them, she said. I would hope people would keep that sense of curiosity and wonderment toward learning all their lives. Ruth is preceded in death by her Keith siblings and her beloved Bernies : Husband Bernard died in 2011; eldest child, son Bernard Jr., in 2002; and grandson Charles Bernard Amos in 1991 at age 13. She is survived by her children: Sig Splichal and wife Colee of Miami; Ann Amos and husband Allen of Gainesville, Fla.; Jerry Splichal and wife Kris Williams of Henderson, Ky.; Cathy Splichal and husband Tom Hostert of Gainesville, Fla.; Jan Splichal and wife Janice of Union, Ky.; Beth Farris and husband Mark of Ocala, Fla., and his daughter, Lindsey. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and by her grandchildren Michelle Shelley Amos and Meg Amos of Gainesville, Fla.; Clark Splichal and fiancée Deborah Acosta of New York City; Coty Splichal and husband Paul OBITUARIES Artists Wanted for Exhibition The Live Oak Artists Guild, in partnership with the Suwannee River Regional Library, will be presenting their annual fine arts exhibition September 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: blogspot.com/. If you have any questions, please contact Glinda Pennock at 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. Shands LakeShore The Auxiliary at Shands Lake Shore Hospital is looking for drivers 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 application or call x to receive an application by mail. Vermeren of Bradenton, Fla.; Colin Hostert and Lauren Hostert of Gainesville, Fla.; Christine Warren and husband Daniel of Edgewood, Ky.; David Splichal and wife Laura of Union, Ky.; Matt Mikell and wife Anna of Gainesville, Fla.; and Liz McKinney and husband Eric of Melbourne, Fla. Ruth also was thrilled to be the great-grandmother of Jacob and Katelyn Warren and Aubrey Mikell. She will be honored in a graveside service on Saturday, July 12, at 11:00 at Forest Meadows, 4100 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL Remembrances are welcome at the Haven Hospice E.T. York Care Center, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL, Obituaries are paid advertisements. For details, call the Lake City Reporter s classified department at
6 6A LAKE CITY REPORTER Free movie Friday at two local churches LOCAL WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, Giving Guatemala their all Wellbor n United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Lake City will both offer a free movie showing this Friday. First Baptist Church of Lake City, located at 182 NE Justice Street, will show the movie God s Not Dead at 7 p.m. Present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). An ice cream sundae fellowship will follow the movie with a chance for discussion. The event is free and the public is invited. Call for more. Wellbor n United Methodist Church, located at County Road 137 in Wellborn, will show The Note, starring Genie Francis and Ted McGinley. Following a tragic plane crash, Peyton MacGruder (Genie Francis), a newspaper columnist, discovers a note written by one of the passengers on board during their final moments. She sets out on a quest to find the person to whom the note was written. The movie will be shown after a 5:30 spaghetti dinner. Both the dinner and movie are offered free to the public. Call Everett L. Parker at for more information. COURTESY PHOTOS Local non-profit takes fifth trip to Central America Team of 12 works to meet physical, spiritual needs of village families. By CARTER JACKSON Special to the Reporter During a mission trip to Guatemala this summer, a group of Lake City teenagers visited the home of José, a young boy of perhaps 6 or 7 with precious few possessions to his name. Jared Scott, 16, a Columbia High School junior, calls it his favorite moment of the trip. José gave his drawing book to one of the members of our team, Scott recalled. That book was his most prized possession and he gave it away. It was amazing to see how some- one with nothing gave away everything. It gave me a new understanding of what giving means. Twelve people in all made the trek to Central America two adults, three college students and seven high schoolers. All are members of Kickin it 4 the King Ministries, a local non-profit. Trey Lee, 19, a student at Florida Gateway College, has been to Guatemala with KI4TK three times, and says the experience changed his life. He cited the value of seeing a different perspective of what poverty really is... getting to first Working to improve your service We re always working to deliver safe, reliable electric service, and that includes streetlights. If you notice a streetlight problem, please let us know by visiting or by calling OUTAGE ( ). When you contact FPL, please have the following information ready:» The location of the streetlight, including the nearest street address and any nearby landmarks. Alternatively, you may provide the 11-digit number mounted on the streetlight pole.» A description of the problem.» Your contact information, including name, address, address or phone number. Not all streetlights are maintained by FPL. Your request may require your local municipality or homeowners association to make final repairs. In compliance with Florida law, FPL annually publishes these procedures so customers and the general public know how to report inoperative or malfunctioning streetlights. Members of the KI4TK team from Lake City visit with a family from Buena Vista, Guatemala. Front row, from left: Tyler Myles, Devin Huchingson, Sarah Elkins, Jimmy Rukab, Jared Scott, Jacob Nave. Back row, from left: Hanna Perry, Holly Boris, Victoria Jackson, three local villagers, Vanessa Jackson, Autumn Raulerson and Jon Jackson. Not pictured: Colton Parrish. ABOVE: The village of Buena Vista is seen from afar. hand see what these people really live through everyday. Jon Jackson, president and co-founder of KI4TK, had a vision for the group when he noticed that many people say that they have faith but fail to live it out in their daily lives. Jesus Christ came to serve mankind and we want to reflect that by serving other people through love, Jackson said. We want to help them in their A young boy poses for a picture as he plays with hometime of need. made Guatemalan bracelets. KI4TK goes on these trips to For the last five years help people just like him, group organizers say. Jackson has taken teams to a small Guatemalan village called Buena Vista. The English translation is Good View. The ministr y that KI4TK par tners with in Guatemala is called Deepstream Guatemala. The ministr y is focused on meeting people s physical needs so that later, they can meet their spiritual needs in a nation filled with abject poverty, drug violence and corruption Victoria Jackson (from left), Hanna Perry, Holly Boris and among government and Sarah Elkins sit with three young girls from the village of police. According to Buena Vista. Global Finance Magazine, Guatemala is the sixth poorest nation in the lies that live there. 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It out Guatemala lism tracts been raised on the Internet five times gave me a new or food but and have so many labels with KI4TK. understanding to build which hold them down, but One of trust with I believe in this generation of what giving the people of and the great leadership in my favorite things G u a t e m a l a them, Jon Jackson said. means. we did on so that they They have had many leadthis most can reach ers fail them in their life, so Jared Scott, 16 recent trip them for they are looking for somewas building relationships Jesus Christ through rela- thing in which they can with people in the commu- tionships. believe and invest. When nity, she said. Brother Lake City-based KI4TK we take these teenagers to Jon (Jackson) and Mrs. focuses on the needs of Guatemala, we are openvanessa (Jackson) have a local folks as well. ing their eyes and adding relationship with the famithe ministry helps orga- fuel to their hearts.
7 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, LAKE CITY REPORTER LOCAL WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, A COLUMBIA COUNTY PRIMARY Campaign finance update The following lists current total loans, monetary and in-kind campaign contributions as of July 8 to local candidates for the August 26 Columbia County primary election, according to state, county and city records: Office Candidate Campaign Finance State Representative, District 10 *Elizabeth Widdon Porter $53, State Representative, District 10 Barbara Ann Prince (write-in) $225 Columbia County Attorney Joel Fletcher Foreman $39, Columbia County Attorney Bruce Wayne Robinson $80, County Commission, District 2 Marc W. Kazmierski $1,600 County Commission, District 2 *Rusty DePratter $5,100 County Commission, District 4 Richard J. Keen $5,700 County Commission, District 4 Everett A. Phillips $7,900 County Commission, District 4 Clifton O. Ward, Jr. $14,740 County Commission, District 4 Toby L. Witt $1,950 School Board, District 1 Daniel C. "Danny" Green $9,940 School Board, District 1 *Linard Johnson $3,660 School Board, District 1 Allison Lashea Scott $2,497 School Board, District 3 *Steve Nelson $1,600 School Board, District 3 Edgar Clauser III $101 School Board, District 5 *Stephanie K. Finnell $120 City Council, District 10 Adee Farmer $180 City Council, District 10 *Eugene Jefferson $300 City Council, District 10 Harold Perry $1,100 * Incumbent. In the races for County Attorney and County Commission District 4, the incumbent did not seek re-election. Stephanie Finnell, School Board District 5, was first elected in 2012 to complete the term of Glenn Hunter, who resigned to run for superintendent. PRINCIPAL Continued From 1A his new contract as a homebound teacher, his base salary is $48,850. However, his position requires him to work during the summer some in addition to during the school year. For his work during the summer, he ll earn $33.23 an hour, said Frank Moore, the district s head of human resources. Moore said it s not clear how many hours per week Adams will work at the summer post. Local student earns degree from Fort Hays State University HAYS, Kan. A Lake City student is among the 2,027 who completed associate, bachelor s or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., in the spring 2014 semester. Amanda Mae Hayes, of Lake City, earned her bachelor s of science in elementary education. FHSU is the fourth-largest of the six state universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents, with an enrollment of approximately 11,200 students (4,000 undergraduate, 1,200 graduate, and 6,000 online students). Ice cream for breakfast Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel is taking part in the national fundraiser Ice Cream for Breakfast and invites the community to attend an ice cream social on Saturday, July 26 at the hotel, 213 SW Commerce Drive. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call for more information. Crash on 90 injures one PATRICK SCOTT/Special to the Reporter Lake City Police investigate a crash that injured the female driver of a PT Cruiser around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The Cruiser was headed west on US 90 when it collided with a Subaru Forester, according to a witness on the scene. The Cruiser then struck a concrete power pole at the intersection of US 90 and Bascom Norris Road. The driver of the Cruiser was transported to a local hospital. One westbound lane of US 90 and a southbound lane of Bascom Norris at the intersection were blocked for nearly an hour.
8 8A LAKE CITY REPORTER HEALTH WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 Page Editor: Emily Lawson, Occupational Medicine Physicals including DOT, drug screens, workmans comp & urgent care Federal judge says he won t dismiss Medicaid lawsuit Recent changes to Medicaid have caused some Lake City residents to lose their local doctors. Now, with Florida s initiative to privatize the Medicaid program, residents may have to travel at least 50 miles away to Gainesville to receive certain types of care. The state argued that a massive statewide overhaul to privatize Medicaid will raise reimbursement rates, improve doctor participation and address allegations that children can t get doctor appointments. Attorneys for the state said the lawsuit, which was filed nine years ago, has become moot because of the Medicaid privatization. Statewide enrollment for most children began in May and ends in August. A federal judge refused Tuesday to dismiss the lawsuit that alleges Florida provides inadequate care to children in its Medicaid program, despite state claims that privatizing the program will resolve many of the problems. Judge Adalberto Jordan said the changes are promising, but added there are too many unknowns about whether the program will actually improve access to medical care to dismiss the case. Under privatization, the state pays insurance companies a set fee to provide care and the companies must follow standards. However, Jordan said it will be some time before it s clear whether insurers follow through. It s one thing to require standards in a contract. It s quite another thing to see if they meet the standards and we aren t going to know that for a very long time, said Jordan, who said he plans to issue a ruling in October. The state has spent millions defending the class-action lawsuit that claims Florida is violating federal Medicaid requirements by providing inadequate medical and dental care for children on Medicaid. The initial complaint alleges 390,000 children did not get a medical checkup in 2007 and more than 750,000 received no dental care. Many doctors and dentists won t accept Medicaid, as Florida s reimbursement rates are among the country s lowest. The lawsuit alleges children on Medicaid often must wait two to three months to see specialists, especially in rural counties. Nearly 3 million Florida residents more than half of them children are shifting to privatized Medicaid this year. Insurance companies are required to spend 85 percent on patient care and must expand their network of doctors and hospitals, increase reimbursement rates and meet a host of stringent new standards, said Stephanie Daniel, an attorney for the state. She said that will dramatically improve access to medical care. Medicaid as it was before won t exist, she said. About 5,000 children will not transition into the privatization program and the state will still pay for the medical services they incur, said Daniel. Medicaid privatization may be a game changer in the case, the judge said, but he noted there are still too many unanswered questions. For example, he said it s unclear whether the state will decide in January 2015 to further increase doctor reimbursement rates. Additionally, the state must get federal approval if it wants to continue the program beyond three years. It s unclear what federal health officials will decide, especially as tensions with the state escalated after the Florida Legislature voted not to expand Medicaid to roughly 1 million additional people under the Affordable Care Act. The trial wrapped up two years ago, but Jordan, who was appointed to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and maintained jurisdiction over this case, has not yet issued a ruling. Kelli Kennedy of the Associated Press contributed to this story. Detox your body with hot springs in a pill at home Use these natural dietary supplements to cleanse your cells of unwanted toxins. Dear Readers, I ve written before about fountain of youth hot spring waters which are super rich in minerals and sulfur compounds. These substances penetrate the skin and relieve muscle aches/spasms, arthritis and skin rashes. The warmth of the water increases circulation which helps detoxification and improves blood flow to the heart. I realize some of you cannot travel so recreate the hot springs in your own bath like I do. Mineral bath salts like dead sea salts are sold at many retail bath shops. You can buy bath salts at SelinaNaturally. com, SeaSalt.com and RealSalt.com. You can also buy stronger (but still relaxing) detoxification baths that include mustard or ginger. I buy the Mustard Bath Salts online. The image shown with this article is Strawberry Hot Springs, located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the United States. I ve been there, and it s as incredible as it looks here. Parental Guidance viewing The Hospice of Citrus will host a monthly movie matinee featuring Parental Guidance on Wednesday, July 12 at 2 p.m. A brief discussion will follow the movie. Late Stage Alzheimer s The LifeStyle Enrichment Center will host a Late Stage Alzheimer s workshop on July 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call to register. Elder Options seeks leaders Elder Options, a Mid-Florida area agency on aging, is seeking individuals with one or more chronic health conditions, who want to be able to support and help others learn to take control of their ongoing health conditions by facilitating workshops once a week for 2 ½ hours for six weeks. Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Leader training is a four-day training that will be held July and at Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center, 2153 SE DEAR PHARMACIST Suzy Cohen Below you will find a list of natural, dietary supplements that detoxify you as if you were in a hot spring. Detoxification is just a cleansing of the cells (or gut) and that helps unstick pollutants. You clear toxins through a variety of processes including one called methylation. You can take any, or all of these but ask your doctor first: MSM This provides the body with sulfur, and sulfur is one of the key healing elements in hot springs. MSM stands for methyl sulfonyl methane and it s found in fruits and veggies. Some clinical trials suggest that MSM relieves osteoarthritis pain by building up the squishy stuff between your joints. Sulfur-based compounds such as MSM are thought to detoxify the liver (by raising glutathione), improve allergies/asthma and clean out the gut. This is sold everywhere. Taurine This natural amino acid is sulfur based, and sulfur as you just learned is beneficial to the body. Taurine may help people with high blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, high cholesterol and GI problems. Taurine might help protect against macular degeneration. Methionine Another sulfur amino acid that helps you methylate, sold in health food stores. It helps build cell membranes, improve mood and joint pain. This goes on to form SAMe, another popular supplement. B 12 and folic acid (or 5-MTHF) These B vitamins make it easier for your body to methylate and therefore, clear toxins. These Bs Hawthorne Road, Gainesville, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is limited; for an application please contact Betty Flagg at Elder Options at or by at agingresources.org. Vocational Rehab offers help Vocational Rehab, 1389 US HWY 90 W. Suite 105, offers programs to assist people with disabilities and impairments in becoming employed. Its staff of counselors is available to assist those with learning disabilities, psychological and physical impairments and developmental disabilities. Vocational Rehab provides tuition assistance, medical and mental health treatment, hearing aids, job assistance, and much more. Call for more information. Support Group meets Tuesdays Another Way Inc. provides a domestic violence support group every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. If you are a current or former survivor of participate in a metabolic pathway that protects us from breast and prostate cancer. Bs also protect the heart, blood vessels and nerves. Magnesium Hot springs contain a lot of minerals, including magnesium which goes right through the skin and eases muscle aches and pains. Magnesium is the basis for epsom salts actually, and is very soothing. Dietary supplements may improve mood, muscle pain and energy levels. Silica Some hot springs cast a gorgeous blue color, thanks to the high silica content. This trace mineral penetrates the skin and helps psoriasis, eczema and rashes. Silica supplements are a powerful bone builder and beauty tool because it helps form collagen. Think pretty hair, strong nails and supple skin. It may also help with varicose veins and hemorrhoids. n Suzy Cohen is a pharmacist in Gainesville. Support groups, health programs offered locally and free of charge domestic violence, call for meeting location and an intake appointment. All services are free and confidential. 12-step Group meets Fridays A 12-step addiction recovery group meets every Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Community Revival Center, 244 NE Patterson Ave. in Lake City. For information call Five Wishes Workshops offered The Five Wishes Workshop is available to community groups, civic clubs, and churches in Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee counties. Larry Geiger, Public Relations Manager for the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will facilitate the workshop at no cost. Five Wishes is a easy to complete Legal Living Will document that spells out the medical, personal, emotional and spiritual needs. To schedule a workshop contact Larry Geiger at or Attend a local Vacation Bible School Under the weather? The Lake City Reporter s Health Page, printed each Wednesday, provides health, medical and nutrition advice from area pharmacists and research centers. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, County Road 10A, Wellborn, will host a Vacation Bible School with the theme Son Treasure Island July 7-11 from 6-8:45 p.m. Children 2 years old through sixth grade are invited to attend. Snacks will be provided. Call Pastor Bob Hazel at or for more. Northside Church Northside Church of Christ is offering a Vacation Bible School for all children in the community July 7-11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 378 NW Gibson Lane. Call Joyce Wilson at for more information. Southside Baptist Southside Baptist Church, 388 SE Baya Drive, will host a Vacation Bible School for children four years old through sixth grade Monday, July 7 through Wednesday, July 9 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Call Phyllis at or the church office at for more. Bethlehem Baptist Bethlehem Baptist Church SW SR 100, will offer a Vacation Bible School July A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. before classes begin at 6. The sessions will end at 8 p.m. and are offered to people aged 3-years through adulthood. Call Karen McClain at or Pastor Lowell O steen at First Full Gospel First Full Gospel Church, 288 NE Jones Way, will offer a Vacation Bible School for children through age 18 on July at 6-9 p.m. The theme is Rev it Up Full Throttle for God. Wesley Memorial Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1272 SW McFarlane Ave, will offer a Vacation Bible School for children three years old through fifth grade on July at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The theme this year is Weird Animals: Where Jesus Love is Oneof-a-Kind. Call the church at for more. Elim Baptist Elim Baptist Church, 3435 SW Elim Church Road, Fort White, will have a Vacation Bible School July from 6-8:30 p.m. daily. The theme is Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend. Call for more. New Dayspring New 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 provided and transportation is available. Call for more information.
9 Story ideas? Contact Tim Kirby Sports Editor Lake City Reporter SPORTS Wednesday, July 9, Section B Small League titles settled Whitehouse, Melrose, Ocala Highlands are division champions By TIM KIRBY FORT WHITE Both teams were undefeated division winners, but there was a big gap when they met in the Small League State Invitational Minors All-Star semifinal on Tuesday. Whitehouse shut out Fort White in strong fashion, 15-0, then went on to win the 10U division by defeating Christ the King in the championship final, 7-5. Other division winners were: 12U Ocala Highlands 12, Gilchrist 7; 15U Melrose 13, Hamilton County 7. Tuesday s championship round concluded the fourday tournament hosted by Fort White Babe Ruth Baseball at South Columbia Sports Park. Fort White did not get a real threat going until the top of the fourth inning when the final score was already set. Joseph Comesana led off with a single and moved up on a wild pitch. On a ground ball to the shortstop, he was thrown out at third base. Samuel Moore followed with a double his second hit of the game but the runners were stranded at second and third. Jonathan Fischer also had two hits for Fort White, but was left on third base in the first inning. In the 11-6 win over Normandy on Monday, Fort White got timely hitting. John Wells had a basesloaded double for three RBIs and scored a run. Comesana had a two-run double and scored a run. Fischer had a pair of singles and scored two runs. Brendan Johnson and Moore each scored two runs. John Miller (single, RBI), Caedrin Blancett and Daniel Gonzalez also scored runs. Fort White s Minor All- Stars will return to action in the North Florida 10U State Tournament. Fort White plays host Lake City at 9 a.m. Thursday. SMALL continued on 6B JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter Fort White s Joseph Comesana connects for a base hit in the game against Whitehouse on Tuesday. World Cup beat down Members of Team Monsta Wrestling show off medals and awards won at the AAU Disney Duals. Team Monsta Wrestling eighth at Disney Duals Monsta Wrestling/ Columbia High took eighth place out of 40 teams in its division at the AAU Disney Duals. Disney is a national competition held every year at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. This is the first year that a team from CHS has competed at Disney and coming away with eighth place is a huge accomplishment, Tigers head coach Kevin Warner said. The kids wrestled their hearts out. Columbia wrestlers made up part of the team sponsored by Monsta Clothing out of Lake City. I d like to personally thank Tony Curtis for all of his support and allowing us to use his Monsta Clothing brand to build quite a program, Warner said. Man did we look sharp. Competing on the Monsta team (by weight class) were: n 106 Chase Curtis, Caleb Key, Robert Lynch n 113 Cole Horton; n 120 Josh Lynch, Matt Raulerson; n 126 Daniel Mann, Alex Cao (South Walton High); n 132 Brock Carlan (Arnold High), Justin Grant (Leon High); n 138 Dustin Regar; n 145 Austin Chapman, Robbie White; n 152 Cody Pickren COURTESY (South Walton High), Josh Rodgers n 160 Gavin Hoard (Chiles High), Jordan Nash; n 170 Michael Dudzinski (West Nassau High); n 182 Christian Thompson, Randy Koscak (Arnold High); n 285 Marcus Zeighler, Gabe Beyer (Leon High). Coaches are Kevin Warner, Allen Worley and Brad Hoard. Columbia wrestler Kaleb Warner competed on Team Suwannee at Disney. As a state-placer, he was not allowed to wrestle in the Monsta Wrestling/ Columbia High division. Warner ended the tournament with a 7-2 record and a bronze medal, losing only to state runnersup from Indiana and Ohio. One loss was in overtime and one by a 4-2 decision. Next year we hope to compete in a division that allows him on our team, Coach Warner said. Summer wrestling remains in full swing and locals will be back on the mats in the coming weeks at Richardson Middle School. Practices begin at 5:30 p.m. for those in middle and high school. Ages 5 and older are welcome. Prospective wrestlers can monsta for more information. Brazil humiliated by Germany in semifinals, 7-1. By CHRIS LEHOURITES Associated Press BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil Germany poured in the goals Tuesday to hand Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation. Miroslav Klose scored a record-setting 16th career World Cup goal in a fivegoal spurt in the first half as Brazil s defense was torn apart. The Germans reached their eighth final and will face either Argentina or the Netherlands on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Previously, Brazil s biggest World Cup loss was 3-0 to France in the 1998 final. This matched their biggest ever margin of defeat in any competition, equaling a 6-0 loss to Uruguay in 1920 in the South American championship, the predecessor of the Copa America.. We wanted to make the people happy... unfortunately we couldn t, defender David Luiz said. We apologize to all Brazilians. It s also Brazil s first loss in a competitive match on home soil since Brazil s attack was weakened by the loss of Neymar, who fractured a vertebra after getting kneed in the back in the quarterfinal win over Colombia. But it was Brazil s porous defense that was the biggest problem in the first half as the host also sorely missed suspended captain Thiago Silva. We apologize to all Brazilians. David Luiz, Brazil defender On Tuesday, with Bernard playing as the third striker, Brazil attacked from the start. But they failed to get any solid chances, and it wasn t long before the Germans opened up the defense and started the rout. Toni Kroos and Andre Schuerrle scored two goals each, while Thomas Mueller and Sami Khedira added the others. Oscar pulled a late goal back for Brazil. Klose scored his record goal in the 23rd minute, pushing him past Brazil striker Ronaldo s 15 career World Cup goals. The German had his original shot saved, but he followed up as Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar spilled the ball, easily scoring from the rebound. Kroos scored his first goal in the 25th minute, knocking in a cross from Philipp Lahm that bypassed Mueller in the middle. He made it 4-0 a minute later, beating Cesar after a defensive mistake from Fernandinho left the ball on the feet of Khedira. Mueller scored the first goal, one-timing a corner from Kroos past Cesar in the 11th minute. Khedira made it 5-0 in the 29th, taking a pass from Mesut Ozil and again beating Cesar. Schuerrle, who came on for Klose in the 58th minute, scored from a cross by Lahm in the 69th, and then knocked a shot off the underside of the crossbar and into the net in the 79th.
10 2B LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, TELEVISION TV sports Today BOXING 10 p.m. FS1 Junior featherweights, Diego De La Hoya (5-0-0) vs. Miguel Tamayo (14-8-2); featherweights, Joseph Diaz Jr. (11-0-0) vs. Ramiro Robles (11-1-1); junior middleweights, Alfonso Gomez (23-6-2) vs. Ed Paredes (35-3-1), at Las Vegas CYCLING 7:30 a.m. NBCSN Tour de France, stage 5, Ypres, Belgium to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, France GOLF 5:30 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, Scottish Open, first round, at Aberdeen, Scotland MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB L.A. Dodgers at Detroit 7 p.m. WGN Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati 8 p.m. ESPN Pittsburgh at St. Louis SOCCER 4 p.m. ESPN FIFA, World Cup, semifinals, Netherlands vs. Argentina, at Sao Paulo BASEBALL AL standings East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore Toronto New York ½ Tampa Bay ½ Boston Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit Kansas City ½ Cleveland ½ Chicago ½ Minnesota ½ West Division W L Pct GB Oakland Los Angeles ½ Seattle Texas Houston Today s Games L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 11-4) at Detroit (Scherzer 10-3), 1:08 p.m. Toronto (Stroman 4-2) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 8-6), 3:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (McCarthy 0-0) at Cleveland (Tomlin 5-6), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Roark 7-6) at Baltimore (W.Chen 8-3), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 8-1) at Boston (R.De La Rosa 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Ventura 6-7) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 8-5) at Texas (Darvish 8-4), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 7-7) at Seattle (Elias 7-7), 10:10 p.m. Oakland (Hammel 0-0) at San Francisco (M.Cain 1-7), 10:15 p.m. Thursday s Games Oakland at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Boston, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. SCOREBOARD Outfield Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; Mike Trout, Angels; Adam Jones, Orioles; Designated Hitter Nelson Cruz, Orioles RESERVES Pitchers Dellin Betances, RHP, Yankees Mark Buehrle, LHP, Blue Jays Yu Darvish, RHP, Rangers Sean Doolittle, LHP, Athletics Felix Hernandez, RHP, Mariners Greg Holland, RHP, Royals Scott Kazmir, LHP, Athletics Jon Lester, LHP, Red Sox Glen Perkins, LHP, Twins David Price, LHP, Rays Max Scherzer, RHP, Tigers Masahiro Tanaka, RHP, Yankees Catchers Derek Norris, Athletics r-kurt Suzuki, Twins Infielders Jose Abreu, White Sox Jose Altuve, Astros Adrian Beltre, Rangers x-edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays; r-kyle Seager, Mariners Brandon Moss, Athletics Alexei Ramirez, White Sox Outfielders Michael Brantley, Indians Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics Alex Gordon, Royals Designated Hitter Victor Martinez, Tigers NL standings East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta Washington ½ Miami New York Philadelphia Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee St. Louis Pittsburgh ½ Cincinnati Chicago ½ West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Arizona Colorado ½ Today s Games L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 11-4) at Detroit (Scherzer 10-3), 1:08 p.m. San Diego (Stults 3-11) at Colorado (Jurrjens 0-1), 3:10 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 5-4) at Arizona (Collmenter 7-5), 3:40 p.m. Washington (Roark 7-6) at Baltimore (W.Chen 8-3), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (E.Santana 7-5) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 3-1), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Beeler 0-1) at Cincinnati (Simon 11-3), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 3-8) at Milwaukee (Lohse 9-3), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cumpton 3-2) at St. Louis (Lynn 9-6), 8:15 p.m. Oakland (Hammel 0-0) at San Francisco (M.Cain 1-7), 10:15 p.m. Thursday s Games Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. AUTO RACING Sprint Cup leaders Points 1, Jeff Gordon, , Dale Earnhardt Jr., , Jimmie Johnson, , Brad Keselowski, , Matt Kenseth, , Joey Logano, , Carl Edwards, , Ryan Newman, , Kyle Busch, , Paul Menard, , Kevin Harvick, , Clint Bowyer, , Austin Dillon, , Denny Hamlin, , Greg Biffle, , Brian Vickers, , Kyle Larson, , Kasey Kahne, , Marcos Ambrose, , Tony Stewart, 465. Money 1, Brad Keselowski, $4,128,138. 2, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $3,972,414. 3, Jimmie Johnson, $3,934,227. 4, Jeff Gordon, $3,825,192. 5, Jamie McMurray, $3,729,761. 6, Kevin Harvick, $3,528,908. 7, Matt Kenseth, $3,464,201. 8, Joey Logano, $3,460,387. 9, Denny Hamlin, $3,371, , Kyle Busch, $3,328, , Greg Biffle, $2,963, , Austin Dillon, $2,882, , Paul Menard, $2,867,282. SOCCER World Cup SEMIFINALS Tuesday Germany 7, Brazil 1 Today At Sao Paulo Netherlands vs. Argentina, 4 p.m. THIRD PLACE Saturday At Brasilia, Brazil Brazil vs. Netherlands-Argentina loser, 4 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday At Rio de Janeiro Germany vs. Netherlands-Argentina winner, 3 p.m. All-Star voting final AMERICAN LEAGUE CATCHERS 1. Matt Wieters, Orioles, 2,701, Derek Norris, Athletics, 2,689, Brian McCann, Yankees, 2,026, Kurt Suzuki, Twins, 1,245, Salvador Perez, Royals, 1,196,133 FIRST BASEMEN 1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 4,377, Jose Abreu, White Sox, 2,560, Chris Davis, Orioles, 1,753, Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,436, Mark Teixeira, Yankees, 1,106,963 SECOND BASEMEN 1. Robinson Cano, Mariners, 3,237, Jose Altuve, Astros, 2,355, Ian Kinsler, Tigers, 2,136, Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox, 1,804, Brian Dozier, Twins, 1,145,486 THIRD BASEMEN 1. Josh Donaldson, Athletics, 3,684, Adrian Beltre, Rangers, 2,577, Manny Machado, Orioles, 1,927, Evan Longoria, Rays, 1,796, Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays, 1,094,504 SHORTSTOPS 1. Derek Jeter, Yankees, 3,928, Alexei Ramirez, White Sox, 2,841, J.J. Hardy, Orioles, 2,126, Jose Reyes, Blue Jays, 1,317, Jed Lowrie, Athletics, 919,971 ALL-STAR VOTING OUTFIELDERS 1. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays, 5,859, Mike Trout, Angels, 5,559, Adam Jones, Orioles, 2,817, Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics, 2,744, Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays, 2,425, Michael Brantley, Indians, 2,131, Nick Markakis, Orioles, 1,905, Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees, 1,849, Carlos Beltran, Yankees, 1,573, Torii Hunter, Tigers, 1,451,898 DESIGNATED HITTERS 1. Nelson Cruz, Orioles, 3,942, Victor Martinez, Tigers, 2,513, David Ortiz, Red Sox, 2,443, Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays, 2,237, Brandon Moss, Athletics, 1,224,888 NATIONAL LEAGUE CATCHERS 1. Yadier Molina, Cardinals, 3,842, Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers, 3,515, Buster Posey, Giants, 2,553, Evan Gattis, Braves, 1,733, Devin Mesoraco, Reds, 1,250,557 FIRST BASEMEN 1. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks, 3,516, Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers, 1,888, Matt Adams, Cardinals, 1,746, Mark Reynolds, Brewers, 1,740, Freddie Freeman, Braves, 1,673,932 SECOND BASEMEN 1. Chase Utley, Phillies, 2,866, Dee Gordon, Dodgers, 2,090, Neil Walker, Pirates, 1,918, Daniel Murphy, Mets, 1,415, Rickie Weeks, Brewers, 1,376,392 SHORTSTOPS 1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies, 5,349, Jean Segura, Brewers, 2,118, Brandon Crawford, Giants, 1,584, Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals, 1,345, Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers, 1,338,797 THIRD BASEMEN 1. Aramis Ramirez, Brewers, 2,318, David Wright, Mets, 1,979, Todd Frazier, Reds, 1,856, Pablo Sandoval, Giants, 1,811, Matt Carpenter, Cardinals, 1,693,415 OUTFIELDERS 1. 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11 Page Editor: Emogene Graham, LAKE CITY REPORTER ADVICE & COMICS WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, B DILBERT BABY BLUES BLONDIE BEETLE BAILEY HAGAR THE HORRIBLE SNUFFY SMITH ZITS GARFIELD B.C. DEAR ABBY: My 19-year-old son has been dating the daughter of one of my friends I ll call Mona. We didn t set them up; they met at some parties. Last summer we discovered they were having sex because Meghan thought she was pregnant. Luckily, it turned out she wasn t. They broke up but have gotten back together recently. When I asked Mona if she was putting Meghan on birth control, Mona said that she wouldn t because that would be letting her know it s OK to have sex. I said, Better safe than sorry! and we left it at that. I let my son use my car last weekend and found an opened box of emergency contraception on the floor. Because my son never answers his phone, I called Meghan and stressed to her that unprotected sex is irresponsible and that they aren t ready for a baby. I warned her to take precautions and get on birth control, and I helped her to make the arrangements. Was it wrong to discuss this behind her mother s ARIES (March 21-April 19): Invest in your appearance and your skills. A change will do you good and help to rejuvenate you mentally and emotionally. Don t let criticism bring you down. An active schedule will prove to reinforce your confidence. HHHHH TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Look for the positive in everything you do and with every situation you face. Having a good attitude will make a difference when dealing with business associates or personal partners. Don t let emotional disillusionment cloud your vision. HHH GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Let your charm guide you. The heartfelt way you express your ideas will have a lasting impression on those you encounter. The energy you put behind any job you do will bring great results, as well as positive change. HHH CANCER (June 21-July 22): You ll be put in a compromising position if you offer help. Don t let anyone take advantage of you. Offer only what you feel is fair. Refuse to let anyone meddle in your affairs or your decisions. Put more time into learning instead of teaching. HHH LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make changes at home or at work that will help you expand your interests, use your skills more efficiently and connect with DEAR ABBY Young couple s use of birth control is long past due Abigail Van Buren back? Should I tell Mona after promising Meghan I wouldn t say anything? What should I do? MOM VERSUS FRIEND DEAR MOM: Wrong? You deserve a medal. And you should now have the conversation with your son that you should have had before the first pregnancy scare, stressing to HIM the importance of using condoms not only to protect himself and Meghan from an unplanned pregnancy, but also an STD if she isn t the only girl he s having sex with. Girls don t get pregnant all by themselves. As to telling your friend Mona, who seems to have the parental insight of an ostrich where her daughter is concerned, keep your promise to Meghan and your lips sealed. Meghan needs a woman she can confide HOROSCOPES THE LAST WORD Eugenia Last people who are supportive and influential regarding your ability to excel. Love is on the rise and romance can be expected. HHHHH VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Problems will develop at home if you let your emotions take over. Don t allow jealousy to ruin your day. Emotional self-deception is apparent, making it vital that you avoid making an assumption about a situation you face. Put your time into helping others. HH LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Help is on the way. What you offer others will be reciprocated. Teamwork will pay off and bring about favorable changes. A business trip, conference or seminar will bring you in touch with someone you want to get to know better. HHHH SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep your money in a safe place and refrain from making emotional purchases of items you don t really need. Getting together with people who share your interests will lead to an interesting proposal. Push for what you want and you will get it. HHH SAGITTARIUS (Nov. CELEBRITY CIPHER in, and your friend seems to prefer living in fantasyland rather than giving her daughter the support and guidance she needs. DEAR ABBY: I live in Colorado. In my state marijuana is legal now. What do you think about my inviting my adult children (they are all over 21) and my aging dad to get stoned with me? I think it might stimulate conversation and motivate more family time than we spend together now. What do you think of family night with marijuana as a way to improve family unity? ORIGINAL THINKER IN DENVER DEAR ORIGINAL THINKER: Were you stoned when you wrote this? If not, I think it s sad that your family would need pot in order to communicate or create family unity. While I applaud your desire to bring your family together, you can have a good time without inviting Mary Jane. And that s what I d recommend. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA Dec. 21): You will be emotional regarding your personal life and prospects. Make a decision that will create a closer bond with someone special. A partnership can help you stabilize your future. Romance will improve your love life. HHH CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don t get pushed into an argument. A situation you face is likely to get blown out of proportion, putting you in a losing position. Cut your losses and avoid a costly mistake. Emotional deception is evident. HHH AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put your skills to work for you. There is money to be made if you invest in your talents and update your resume. Picking up additional knowledge will also open a window of opportunity through someone you befriend. HHHH PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep busy and you will advance. Idle time will lead to emotional confusion and problems with someone you thought you could trust. Protect your assets and possessions. You can stabilize your financial position by cutting back on household spending. HH CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS O.J. Simpson, 67; Tom Hanks, 58; Kevin Nash, 55; Courney Love, 50; Jack White, 39; Kiely Williams, 28; Josh Devine, 23; Mitchell Musso, 23; Douglas Booth, 22. FRANK & ERNEST FOR BETTER OR WORSE CLASSIC PEANUTS
12 4B LAKE CITY REPORTER CLASSIFIED WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 Classified Department: Classifieds dial-a-pro Reporter Service Directory To place a Reporter Service Directory Ad in Columbia and surrounding Counties Lake City Reporter Classifieds Highlight Your Reporter Service Directory Ad With Artwork-Ask Your Representative For Details Home Improvements KIP THE HANDYMAN Carpentry, drywall, painting, clean outs, window washing Kip Pickering Services ATTORNEY CHILD SEX ABUSE LAWSUITS at DAYCARE (2011) No Statute of Limitations Christopher Parker-Cyrus, Esq. 200 NE 1ST St., Gainesville, FL Legal IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No CAXXXX U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCI- ATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2006-CW1, PLAINTIFF, VS. JAMES D. MCNAIR, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 27, 2014 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Columbia, Florida, on September 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM, at 3rd Floor of courthouse N.E. Hernando Ave., Lake City, FL for the following described property: LOT 7, BLOCK 1, WOODLAND GROVE, UNIT NO. 1, A SUBDIVI- SION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 63, PUB- LIC RECORDS OF COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of the sale be published as provided herein. AMERICANS WITH DISABILI- TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED: June 18, 2014 By: /s/ B. Scippio Deputy Clerk of the Court July 2, 9, 2014 NOTICE OF PROPOSED BRANCH SALE First Federal Bank of Florida, with headquarters located at 4705 US Hwy 90 West, Lake City, Florida has applied to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for permission to sell its branch located at 3451 Cattleman Road, Sarasota, Florida to floridacentral Credit Union, with headquarters located at 3333 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, FL Any person wishing to comment on this application may file his or her comments in writing with the regional director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation at the appropriate FDIC office: FDIC Atlanta Regional Office, Attn: Michael Dean, Acting Regional Director, 10 Tenth Street, NE, Suite 800, Atlanta, GA not later than July 28, The non-confidential portions of the application are on file at the appropriate FDIC office and are available for public inspection during regular business hours. Photocopies of the non-confidential portion of the application file will be made available upon request June 27, 2014 July 9, 22, 2014 Public Auction 2004 MITZ VIN# 4A3AB36S84E JAY VIN# 1FDEE14H0PHA84101 To be held 07/30/2014, 8:00 am at Bryant s Tire and Towing 1165 East Duval St. Lake City FL JULY 9, 2014 Legal IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No CP Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF GEORGE BASCOM TOPPINO, JR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GEORGE BASCOM TOPPINO, JR., deceased, whose date of death was January 6, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for COLUMBIA County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Ave., Lake City, FL The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's 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 THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF- TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- TION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH- IN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 9, Personal Representative: ANGELA M. TOPPINO 1004 S. Magee Creek Ct. Oviedo, Florida Attorney for Personal Representative: Lloyd E. Peterson, Jr., Attorney Florida Bar Number: SW Baya Dr., Lake City, FL Telephone: (386) ; Fax: July 9, 16, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No CP Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLA CRESCENZO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILLA CRESCENZO, deceased, whose date of death was February 8, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for COLUMBIA County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Columbia County Courthouse, 173 NE Hernando Ave., Lake City, FL The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's 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 THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF- TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- TION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH- IN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 9, Personal Representative: LEA M. TOPPINO 1800 Alma Ave., Apt. #202 Walnut Creek, CA Attorney for Personal Representative: Sandra H. Peterson, Attorney Florida Bar Number: SW Baya Dr. Lake City, FL Telephone: (386) Fax: (386) July 9, 16, 2014 Legal IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NUMBER: CP IN RE: ESTATE OF MARGARET ROBENA PEA- COCK, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of MARGARET ROBENA PEA- COCK, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida. Probate Division, the address of which is 173 Northeast Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida The estate is testate. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative s attorney are set forth below. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served must object to the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representatives, venue, or jurisdiction of the court, by filing a petition or other pleading requesting relief in accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOR- EVER BARRED. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EX- EMPT PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person entitled to elective share is required to file an election to take elective share WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO CLAIM AN ELECTIVE SHARE IS DEEMED WAIVED. An election to take an elective share must be file WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. /s/ JUDITH L. VARDY Personal Representative 295 NW Commons Loop, Suite Lake City, Florida Attorney for Personal Representative: DARBY PEELE CRAPPS GREEN & STADLER, LLP By: /s/ BONNIE S. GREEN Florida Bar No Attorneys for Petitioner 285 Northeast Hernando Avenue Post Office Box 1707 Lake City, Florida Telephone: (386) Facsimile (386) Primary: Secondary: July 9. 16, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, a FEDERALLY CHAR- TERED SAVINGS BANK Plaintiff, vs. BRENDA PICKREN AKA BREN- DA S. PICKREN AKA BRENDA SUE PICKREN AKA BRENDA SUE BRYAN, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiff s Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on June 24, 2014 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on July 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. EST, at the Third Floor of the Columbia County Courthouse, 173 N.E. Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL: LOTS 18 AND 19, KELLICHE ES- TATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT HEREOF AS RE- CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 47, OF THE PUBLIC RE- CORDS OF COLUMBIA COUN- TY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 6021 SW STATE ROAD 247, LAKE CITY, FL ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN- TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. AMERICANS WITH DISABILI- TIES ACT: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Carrina Cooper, Court Administration at 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Room 408, Lake City, Florida 32055, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated: June 26, P. DEWITT CASON, CLERK By: /s/ S. Markham Deputy Clerk July 9, 16, 2014 Legal IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NUMBER: CP IN RE: ESTATE OF MARGARET ROBENA PEA- COCK, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARGARET ROBENA PEA- COCK, deceased, whose date of death was April 4, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, Florida The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent s 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 THE FIRST PUBLI- CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- TION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH- IN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is July 9, Personal Representative: /s/ JUDITH L. VARDY 295 NW Commons Loop, Suite Lake City, Florida Attorneys for Personal Representative: DARBY PEELE CRAPPS GREEN & STADLER, LLP By: /s/ BONNIE S. GREEN Florida Bar No Northeast Hernando Avenue Post Office Drawer 1707 Lake City, Florida Telephone: (386) Facsimile: (386) Primary Secondary July 9, 16, 2014 NOTICE OF SUSPENSION AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT Case No: TO: Sandel Perez A Notice of Suspension to suspend and an Administrative Complaint to revoke you license and eligibility for licensure has been filed against you. You have the right to request a hearing pursuant to Sections and , Florida Statutes, by mailing a request for same to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, Post Office Box 3168, Tallahassee, Florida If a request for hearing is not received by 21 days from the date of the last publication, the right to hearing in this matter will be waived and the Department will dispose of this cause in accordance with law June 25, 2014 July 2, 9, 16, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA File No CP-153 AXMX Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALD DANE PURVIS, A/K/A DONALD D. PURVIS, A/K/A DONALD PURVIS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DONALD DANE PURVIS, A/K/A DONALD D. PURVIS, A/K/A DONALD PURVIS, deceased, whose date of death was March 27, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Columbia County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 173 NE Hernando Avenue, Lake City, FL The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent s 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 THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF- TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- TION OF THIS NOTICE Legal ALL CLAIMS NOT FILE WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORT IN SECTION OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 9, Personal Representative: /s/ DANA M. OSER 2804 W. Jefferson Street Inverness, FL Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ GLEN C. ABBOTT, Esquire Florida Bar No Post Office Box 2019 Crystal River, Florida Telephone: (352) July 9, 16, Services ATTORNEY CHILD SEX ABUSE LAWSUITS at DAYCARE (2011) No Statute of Limitations Christopher Parker-Cyrus, Esq. 200 NE 1ST St., Gainesville, FL Job Opportunities Graphic Artist/Production Fulltime, pay based on exp. resume to: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIA COUNTY Columbia County is accepting applications for 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee. Position is responsible for call taking and dispatching for law enforcement, fire, and medical emergency calls, as well as certain non-emergency functions. Minimum requirements: At least 18 years old, possess high school diploma/ged, at least one year continuous work experience in a busy and/or high stress environment. Successful applicant must pass preemployment physical, drug screen, criminal history check and driver s license check to satisfy FL Dept of Law Enforcement standards for NCIC/FCIC operators and additional pre employment testing as required. Within one year of employment, successfully complete Florida Department of Health Basic Telecommunicator Course; EMD; EFD; Valid CPR card; IS100; IS 200; IS 700 (NIMS); IS 800; Salary $10.02 hourly,. Excellent benefits. Applications available at Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners,135 NE Hernando Ave, Suite 203, Lake City, FL or Or (386) , TDD (386) Deadline for applications July 18, An AA/EEO/ADA/VP Employer Ad Designer Position Candidates must be proficient in all Adobe CS print production programs. Send resume and digital work samples to: Dave Kimler at Interviews to follow for qualifying applicants. Competitive salary and benefits plan available. EOE Earn Up to $10.35 Per Hour Within Your First 6 Months! 100 Job Opportunities DIRECTOR, COLLEGE FACILITIES Supervision and administration of the Facilities Department. Responsible for planning, organizing and directing custodial services, grounds, public safety, receiving and warehousing, equipment and building maintenance, and security and disaster planning. Project, plan and coordinate new construction, remodeling and renovation work. Prepare and administer budgets on planned capital outlay needs and emergent issues. Plan for long range needs and clearly articulate the current and projected status of the physical plant. Exercise independent judgment to formulate policies and procedures. Must hold or acquire a Building Code Administrator license from the State of Florida. Requires a Bachelor s degree in engineering plus five years of experience in construction and maintenance work. At least five years of supervisory experience at an assistant director or director level position. Knowledge of theory and practical application of electrical, air conditioning, plumbing and mechanical maintenance, blue print and schematic reading, steam heating operation, boiler operation, transformer operation and maintenance, law enforcement and criminal investigation. Ability to create and manipulate spreadsheets, create computerized reports and communicate electronically. Able to demonstrate and train on safe, compliant maintenance skills. Basic knowledge of regulatory climate including OSHA, EPA, water and land use regulations. Desirable Qualifications: Contracting experience, State licensure in a construction related area, State Licensed General Contractor or Certified Design Professional. Salary: $49,875 annually plus benefits Application Deadline: 7/22/14 Position details and applications available on web at: Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL Phone (386) Fax (386) FGC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment Rountree 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 Now Hiring Class A CDL Delivery drivers for local delivery routes. Lifting req. is 50lbs, Must have clean driving record with a total of 7 years driving experience and be at least 21 years of age. Criminal background check and drug screening are required. Apply in Person: 467 SW Ring Court, Lake City, FL Under NEW Leadership FREE Satellite TV Service! VALUED AT $3,000 FULL TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE! LOOKING FOR: Technically sound & sale oriented candidates
13 Classified Department: LAKE CITY REPORTER CLASSIFIED WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, B 100 Job Opportunities 170 Business Opportunities 730 Unfurnished Home For Rent 820 Farms & Acreage Full Time Housekeeping / Laundry/maintenance person needed, experience preferred send resume to: Housekeeper 256 SW Professional Glen Lake City, Florida or fax or Development Coordinator F/T position to coordinate all aspects of public relations, donor database management & special events/fund raising for non-profit minimum qualifications Assoc. Deg. w/3 yrs relevant exp. in development. Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check. Use of your personal car is required. Send reply to Box 05124, C/O The Lake City Reporter, P.O. Box 1709, Lake City, FL, EOE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIA COUNTY Columbia County is accepting applications for Maintenance Technician I, Landscape and Parks Dept. Supervisory and/or manual work in directing & participating in landscape and park maintenance of County properties. Minimum requirements: High School diploma/g.e.d., 18 years of age. Two (2) years experience in a supervisory position of two or more employees; & one (1) year experience in grounds keeping or similar maintenance work or any equivalent combination of training & experience. Valid FL driver s license. Salary: $10.02 per hour plus benefits. Successful applicants must pass preemployment physical, physical agilities, drug screening, criminal history background check and a drivers license check. Applications available on website: or the Human Resources Office, Board of County Commissioners, 135 Hernando, Suite 203, Lake City, FL (386) , TDD (386) Deadline 7/11/2014. AA/EO/ADA/VP Employer. FULL-TIME COOK I LAKE CITY $8.71 hr Two years experience cooking in a commercial kitchen, preferred. Requirements: HS Diploma/GED, current First Aid/CPR, dependable transportation. Apply at: 236 SW Columbia Ave, Lake City OR Apply Online: sv4cs.org /fax resume to: Fax (386) Call EOE Industrial Maintenance Technician, Experience Required in Electrical, Controls and General Millwright/ Mechanical work. Experience in Hydraulics and Pneumatics helpful. Send resume to Maintenance Technician, 3631 US 90 East, Lake City Fl LEASING AGENT FT Friendly, energetic person needed. Must be available weekends. Apply in person. Windsor Arms Apts. 384 SW Dexter Circle DFWP Maintenance Assistant $10.22 hr Requirements: HS Diploma/GED, Min. 1 yr exp in related field, Ability to make light plumbing, electrical, carpentry repairs, assist w/repair/maintenance of agency bldgs & equipment, provide lawn/grounds care, maintain accurate records/reports, dependable vehicle, valid Fla. driver s license, valid personal auto insurance/safe driving record, must pass physical and dcf background check Apply at: 236 SW Columbia Ave, LC OR Apply Online: sv4cs.org /fax resume to: Fax (386) Call EOE Mechanic general purpose. General building maintenance Full or Part time. Own tools Mechanic needed for general semi-truck and tire repairs. Steady employment with benefits. Wage dependent on experience. Must have own hand tools. Please contact Greg Columbia Grain Now Hiring Qualified Instructional Teachers in a positive Christian Environment. Please fax resume or TEACHERS $ $11.07 hr Infant/Toddler (birth-3) Pre-school (ages 3-5) Openings in Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette & Suwannee Counties APPLY ONLINE at Or / fax resume to: Fax (386) Call EOE 120 Medical Employment Transitional Care/Managed Care Nurse. Managed Care Preferred. RN or LPN. Apply in person at 1620 East Helvenston St. Live Oak, Fla Medical Assistant Needed F/T for Medical Office M-F and P/T for Surgery Center Wed, Thur and every other Tue. Send resume to: Remax Pam Beauchamp (386) Office/business in high traffic location. Updates include a newer metal roof, pine HW flooring. MLS84805 $78, Schools & Education INTERESTED in a Medical Career? Express Training offers courses for beginners & exp Nursing Assistant, $499 Day 7/14/14 Phlebotomy national certification, $800 next class- 8/4/2014 LPN 9/15/14 Fees incl. books, supplies, exam fees. Call or expresstrainingservices.com 310 Pets & Supplies 100% German Shepherd Sable Superior bloodline male puppy. AKC, health cert, shots. 3 mos old $1200 Call PUBLISHER'S NOTE Florida Law 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. 412 Medical Supplies Hoverround motorized wheel chair. Retail for $2500 plus will sell for $2000 OBO must see to appreciate Musical Merchandise Acrosonic Baldwin. Beautiful Spinet Piano. Light Mahogany, Free tuning & delivery. $ leave message 430 Garage Sales 1640 SE CR 245A, LC Rain or Shine! Fri-Sun 7/11-7/13 8am-? NO EARLY BIRDS Something for everyone! Community Yard Regency & James Square Apts. Huntsboro & Archer Streets off US 90 & Hall of Fame Dr. July 12 8-? PUBLISHER'S NOTE All Yard Sale Ads Must be Pre-Paid. Sat 7/12 8AM MOVING SALE 557 NW Orange St LC Household items, Dishes, Decor, Men/ Womens Clothing, Furniture 630 Mobile Homes for Rent 3 BR/2 BA, completely refurbished, appliances furnished, Fenced yard. $850 month. & $850 deposit Rent-to-Own- 3/2 S. of Lake City. Clean. Small Down $775 mth & Mobile Homes for Sale Brand New X52 6K off. $55,900 Setup w/ac Ends 7/ Like New! BR Doublewide $39K set up w/ac Mobile Home & Land Land/Home Package 3BR DWMH on 2.5 acres, prime location. $74,900 or $3500 Down - $599/mo Unfurnished Apt. For Rent 2BR/1BA APT. CH/A $530. mo $585 dep. NO PETS BR APT in quiet neighborhood with all utilities included. Close to the VA. (727) br/1ba Duplex located in Ft. White Convenient to Lake City & Gainesville. References Needed No Pets BR/1BA. CLOSE to town. $600/mo plus deposit. Includes water & sewer CLEAN 1600SF Second Story 2/1, country acre 8 mi to VA near Moore Rd. Smoke free, no dogs $500/mo+dep UPDATED APT, w/tile floors/fresh paint. Great area Furnished Apts. For Rent Immaculate Studio Apt. Avail Now $550. mo. $300. dep. Incl. appliances, cable, internet, water. Smoke Free Envir., No Pets or BR/1BA w/ch/a, Located in the country. Credit check required. $500. mo. $500 Deposit No Pets!! BR/2BA Lg backyard w/ patio CH/A, credit check required $950/mo+1st+last+sec Business & Office Rentals OAKBRIDGE OFFICE Complex Professional Office Available 725 SE Baya Dr Call Vacation Rentals Scalloping in Horseshoe Beach $109/nightly includes tax. Tastefully remodeled efficiency, sleeps 4, cable, picnic tables, grill plus washer/dryer ect. Scalloping starts June 28 Call now or Scalloping!! Horseshoe Beach Gulf Front 2br, w/lg porch, dock, fish sink. wkend $425. wk $ or alwaysonvacation.com # Lots for Sale 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 , the toll free telephone number to the hearing impaired is Home for Sale Remax Pam Beauchamp (386) Beautiful Lake Home 3BR/2BA + 1BR/1BA loft, office, island kitchen, screened back porch MLS83039 $ Remax Pam Beauchamp (386) BR/3BA, 2040sf, DWMH, 4ac fenced, LR w/fp, lg master w/his/hers baths MLS87417 $89,900 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386) BR/2BA + loft, 2958sf, access to Lake Jeffery, h/w floors, wood burning FP, pool MLS87511 $274,500 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386) BR/2.5BA, 2 story log, 11.16ac fenced & cross fenced, rock FP, 3 stall barn w/tack MLS87540 $219,900 Remax Pam Beauchamp (386) BR/1BA, 1140sf, 1+ acre, brick FP, scr'd back porch, det garage & workshop. MLS87578 $79, Farms & Acreage 1/2 acre lots; Owner financing $ 300 down; $ 77 per month Deas Bullard/BKL Properties /2 acre lot. Lake Jeffery Road. Gorgeous Oaks!Paved Rd Owner Financing! NO DOWN! $59,900. $525mo Trucks 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4X4 157,775k miles $5,500 OBO Call Cars for Sale 2000 Silver Acura TL 3.2 fully loaded, leather interior. Great Condition. 123K One owner. $3200. (386 ) , L/M 2002 Chrysler Voyager Good condition, seats 7, AC, AM/FM/ Cassette. 133K, MPG, carport kept $ ADVERTISE YOUR Job Opportunities in the Lake City Reporter Classifieds. Enhance Your Ad with Your Individual Logo For just pennies a day. Call today, Adoptions ADOPT- loving married couple seeks to adopt, will be hands on mom and dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855) , Adam Sklar # Business Opportunities OWN YOUR own Medical Alert Company. Be the 1st and Only Distributor in your area! Unlimited $ return. Small investment required. Call toll free Education TRAIN FROM HOME MEDICAL BILLING ACCOUNTING ASS T CUSTOMER SERVICE NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. HS/GED NEEDED TO APPLY Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers Help Wanted Want a Career Operating Heavy Equipment? Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. Hands On Training & Certifications Offered. National Average Hourly! Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. VA Benefits Eligible! Want to sell it quickly? Call Melissa: Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 157,775 miles $5,500 OBO Call Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: / EOE Miscellaneous AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM Real Estate NC Mountains near Lake Lure. New log cabin on 1.59 acres, huge covered porches, vaulted ceilings, EZ to finish, $74,900, add l acreage available Week of July 7, 2014 SOLD IT FAST IN THE CLASSIFIEDS Selling 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! 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14 6b LAKE CITY REPORTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 Page Editor: Tim Kirby, IN THE PITS NASCAR pulling the plug at Daytona was the right call By JENNA FRYER Associated Press When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona, and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery. The entire weekend was plagued by rain. Cars never got near the track for the scheduled Saturday start. When the race finally did begin Sunday delayed, because of rain on the pace laps it went a whopping six laps before the cars went back to pit road for another 25-minute delay. Then, the on-track carnage: a 16-car crash, and a 26-car crash. A total of six drivers managed to avoid accidents, leaving just 17 cars on the lead lap. It would have been comedic if it wasn t such a disastrous day for one of the biggest events on the schedule. So pulling the plug seemed like such a logical decision when the track was soaked through shortly before 3 p.m. Drivers especially those lined up behind winner Aric Almirola when the race was called with 48 laps remaining thought otherwise. And so did the fans. Using social media to vent their frustration, fans blasted NASCAR for calling the race so early. Daytona International Speedway has lights, and many claimed they were willing to hang in there until they saw one driver take the checkered flag. They were robbed of that right when NASCAR threw in the towel, they argued, and a race is not complete until someone crosses the finish line. I know a lot of the fans tuned into the TV and stuck around at the race track waiting to see a finish, said second-place finisher Brian Vickers. I was expecting them to wait a little bit longer knowing that we have lights here and it was going to be a night race anyway. Those fans have a point. But when posting from their living room with the race on the television, it doesn t really apply. Weather has wreaked havoc on four events this season, including the water-logged Daytona 500, which needed a stoppage of more than six hours. Then came Bristol with two stoppages of more than five hours. Both times, there were fans that stuck around for the finish. And both times, the television window was stretched, but NASCAR s partners worked with the series to keep the events on TV. Texas in April was just like Daytona on Saturday. It rained hard all day, and the cars never got on the track. So NASCAR came back Monday and got the race completed under a sunny sky. Some fans stayed, some left, but the television audience was appeased. Daytona was an entirely different animal. It was a long holiday weekend with the party scheduled for Saturday night s main event. Rain had caused a wreck in the Nationwide s shortened qualifying session, and the race was delayed on Friday night by more rain. When Saturday night racing for the Sprint Cup Series was scrapped, NASCAR and track officials picked an early start for Sunday to create the largest possible window to run the race to completion. But the final shower that spoiled it showed no signs of letting up until at least 8 p.m. It would likely take two hours to dry the track when it did finally stop. There are some fans that would have waited out the bitter end. But plenty others had to get on the road to return home for Monday work. NASCAR had to make a decision, and not stretching Sunday into a 12-plus hour day was the right call. We looked at forecasts and the potential of a few more hours of rain, we decided we were past halfway and just called the race, NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton said. We felt that it was in the best interest of fans, getting done and going home and competitors being done. We put on hours or so of solid racing and when you looked at what was in front of us weather-wise, we felt it was just best that the race was concluded. We didn t think there was an opportunity to get a good race in. This was a case of damned if they do, damned if they don t for NASCAR. Kurt Busch and several other drivers felt they d waited through a wet weekend to reach that point, so they had no problem sitting in motor homes to wait for another shot to race for the win. But for those working concession stands, or security or ushers, it was another very long day. Same for the crews, who have few places to go to wait out the weather. NASCAR knew holding everyone was unfair for a wait up to seven hours. The series had to set a stopping point to give fans some closure not the fans at home, who were warm and dry, but those sitting in slick metal grandstands wearing garbage bags to shield themselves from the rain. Doubling up on state SMALL: Whitehouse performs well Continued From Page 1B Garrett Teel pitched all four innings for Whitehouse. He did not walk a batter and had five strikeouts. Thomas Hoff led the offense, going 3-for-3 with a double, four RBIs and three runs scored. Ty Cothran was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored. Also with two hits were COURTESY The Gainesville Gold 12U girls fastpitch softball team won back to back 12U ASA and 14U USSSA state championships in the past month. This year the team has been ranked No. 1 in the state, in Region III and in the nation for ASA/USA. Team members are (front row, from left) Emily Barras, Lucy Giebeig, Hallie Bryant, Sierra Jevyak, Adrianna Saavedra, Lauren Hutcherson and Whitney Lee. Second row (from left) are Story Giebeig, Bryn Thomas, Savannah Channel, Hannah Foster, Kylee Barry and Lexi Kilfoyl. Back row coaches (from left) are Todd Bryant, Drue Barry, Jeremy McFayden, Megan Ryan and Keith Foster. Lucy Giebeig, Story Giebeig, Hutcherson and Lee are students at Lake City Middle School. JASON MATTHEW WALKER/Lake City Reporter Fort White s John Miller struck out two batters in a relief performance on Tuesday. Noah Couch (double, three RBIs, two runs scored), Garrett Lang (double, three runs scored) and Blayne Lucas (double, two RBIs, run scored).
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