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Income tax task eased


for all county residents


with Tax-Aide program

Jan. 29 marks start free assistance


County agency relocations



touted as public "one stop"

Better service and savings anticipated


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Beginning January 29,
the AARP Tax-Aide pro-
gram will be available to
Hamilton County resi-
dents at a location in
Jasper.
The program will pre-
pare tax returns for all
those making a request,
regardless of age, notes
AARP. There will be a
few exceptions relative
the complicated returns,
but it is estimated that the
majority of Hamilton
County residents will be
able to have their returns
done free and filed elec-
tronically.
This will mean that re-
funds will be in the bank
between seven and 11
days after the date of fil-
ing, according to the IRS.
Anyone expecting a re-


fund could save hun-
dreds of dollars by forgo-
ing the "instant refund"
(loan) of the commercial
preparers and waiting
the seven to 11 days for
their refund. Answers to
tax questions and "pa-
per" tax return prepara-
tion will be available also.
The AARP Tax-Aide
program will be located
in the Sanderlin Building
on the corner of North-
east First Avenue and
Northeast First Street,
across from the court-
house. The planned
hours are Wednesdays
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and
Saturday from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. beginning January
29 and continuing
through April 15. Other
hours may become avail-


able and will be listed in
the Jasper News if that
does occur.
Last year, nearly 32,000
AARP Tax-Aide volun-
teers helped more than
1.85 million people file
their personal income tax
forms for free. The pro-
gram is offered at ap-
proximately 9,000 sites
around the country in-
cluding senior centers, li-
braries and other conve-
nient locations.
In the past, Hamilton
County residents had to
go out of the county to
avail themselves of the
service. The local '05
turnout will be a deciding
factor, determining the
availability of the pro-
gram in the future for
Hamilton.


Year's end 1-75 accidents mar


traffic flow into Hamilton Co.

Two morning tractor-trailer accidents

occur within minutes of each other


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DRIVER WALKS AWAY: UPS truck driver Dennis Griffen of Jacksonville, emerges from the
twisted wreckage of the cab of his tractor-trailer after he struck debris from a previous acci-
dent on northbound 1-75. After spinning 180 degrees, the tractor and its two trailers stopped
against the median guard rail facing south. Although the truck suffered $50,000 damage, the
driver was not hurt. (Staff Photo)


Melody Lee
Jasper News STAFF

Two inter-related acci-
dents involving tractor-
trailer trucks occurred just
before sunrise last week as
2004 came to an end. The
accidents happened at Exit
439 on 1-75 near White
Springs. Although there
was considerable damage
to both vehicles, no injuries
or fatalities were reported
at the scene.
According to Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP) re-
ports, Otis Swinson of At-
lanta, driver of an AAA
Cooper Transport truck,
was southbound on 1-75
and exited onto CR 136. As
he started across the over-
pass bridge, he felt a cramp
in his right leg and looked
away from the road for a
moment. The tractor then
struck the south-west end
of the bridge and Swinson
lost control of the truck,
which continued east


across the bridge a short
distance. The truck came to
rest on the bridge railing
blocking the east bound
lane of CR 136. The truck
sustained $20,000 in dam-
ages and Swinson was
charged with careless dri-
ving.
FHP reports disclose that
during the course of the
collision, the fuel tank fell
from the truck onto the
northbound lane of 1-75
which passes under CR 136
into the path of an UPS
truck. The driver, Dennis
Griffen of Jacksonville,
swerved to miss the fuel
tank, struck some other de-
bris from the previous
crash and hit the guardrail
in the middle of the high-
way. The truck and its two
trailers spun around 180
degrees and came to rest
facing south against the
guardrail in the median of
the interstate.
The tractor was totaled
and the first trailer sus-
tained a broken axle. A


wrecker was able to pull
the second trailer upright
on its wheels to be returned
to the terminal in Lake
City. Most of the packages
in the two trailers were un-
damaged and were loaded
onto another UPS tractor-
trailer. Damages to the UPS
truck were $50,000 and
Griffen was not charged
said FHP.
A GMC van driven by
Donald Chilcutt of Syra-
cuse, IN, also struck some
debris but was able to safe-
ly stop in the emergency
lane. The van sustained
$700 in damages. Chilcutt
did not receive a citation
according to FHP.
Northbound traffic was
confined to the outside
lane of 1-75 until after noon
and at times was even di-
verted onto CR-136 to al-
low removal of the dam-
aged truck and trailers. De-
partment of Transportation
workers cleaned the debris

see Accidents, Page 2A


A Hamilton 'moving' experience
PROUD MOVERS SERVE COMMUNITY: The recent move of several public service agencies
into new facilities, was a move into the new year for Hamilton County. The Sandlin Building in
Jasper will now house a number of community service agencies to better serve the public.
Pleased community servants standing by their new location, include (from left) Amy Thomp-
son with Another Way, Pharmacy Assistance Coordinator Bob Clark, Experience Work's vol-
unteer Maggie Lee, along with Bob Poor and Cindi Foreman, Director and staff assistant re-
spectively of Tourism and Environmental Development. (Staff Photo)


Several Hamilton County
public service agencies
have recently moved to
new locations within
Jasper. The move took the
agencies from a rented
building to a county owned
facility, at an expected tax-
payer cost savings in addi-
tion to providing improved
public access and service to
the community.
All the county offices and
charitable organizations
previously located at 306
NE 1st Avenue have
moved to the Sandlin
Building on 204 Northeast
First Street across from the
courthouse. This includes
the Hamilton County
Tourist Development
Council, the Office of Eco-
nomic Development, The
Hamilton County Develop-
ment Authority, the Enter-
prise Zone Development
Agency and the Brown-
field's Oversight Commit-
tee.
Additional organizations
making a relocation move
included the Hamilton
County Pharmacy Assis-
tance Program, Another
Way and daily operations
of the Hamilton County
Chamber of Commerce.
Employment Connec-
tions will soon be open two
days a week in the new of-


fice building and the
Hamilton County
SHIP/Land Use office re-
mains in the building.
Bob Poor, director of the
Hamilton County Tourist
Development Council,
states that the office will be
a "one stop" location for
tourist information and as-
sistance for businesses in-
terested in relocating to the
area. The telephone for the
Chamber of Commerce will
be routed to the building
and be answered during
business hours. Pamphlets,
maps and information will
be available in the front lob-
by.
Another Way provides
help to victims of domestic
and sexual violence
through a variety of ser-
vices. A 24-hour crisis tele-
phone line (1-800-600-
1119), emergency shelter fa-
cility and other long term
services are available
through the agency. Coun-
selor Amy Thompson is
available at the office to as-
sist victims daily. Appoint-
ments are requested and
may be made by calling
792-2747 or the hotelmen.
Bob Clark, program coor-
dinator of the Hamilton
County Pharmacy Assis-
tance Program, applauds
"the visibility of the new lo-


cation." The previous loca-
tion was hard to find and
not as bright and airy as the
Sandlin building according
to Clark. Several new
clients, as well as continu-
ing ones, have already vis-
ited the new location. The
Program provides access to
free or low cost medicine,
discount cards and other
services to county resi-
dents. A representative of
SHINE (Serving Health In-
surance Needs of Elders) is
also available at the office
daily.
The AARP Tax-Aide in-
come tax preparation assis-
tance program will be lo-
cated in the new office
building in February. The
program will provide free
tax help and preparation,
including electronic filing
for quick refunds. Volun-
teers are still being sought
for the program. Training
will be provided in late Jan-
uary for the volunteers and
previous tax experience is
not needed.
Hamilton County staff
personnel helped ease the
transition chores. Repaint-
ing and sprucing-up was
done and the move com-
pleted in record time with
very little disruption in the
services the agencies pro-
vide.


INSIDE TODAY


The Healthy Secret Is in the 1


The start of the new year can
signal many changes in your
kitchen whether it's a
resolution to add a healthy flair to
your cooking style or simply to
maintain your ideal weight for
bathing suit season. PAGE 6D -


Official 2005
Calendar of Events,
featuring local
events for Hamilton,
Lafayette and
Suwannee Counties.
-INSIDE


INDEX
Obituaries .......... 5A
Jail Notes .......... 8A
Legal Notices ....... 9A
Classifieds .......1-3D
Calendar .........2-7C





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Accidents


Continued From Page 1A
from the roadway and the
median. Melvin Bedford
from AAG Environmental
emptied the diesel fuel
from the fuel tank into a
barrel.


According to reports a
team will return later in
the week to excavate dirt
and grass contaminated
with fuel.
"It's remarkable they es-
caped without any in-
juries," said Lt. Mike Bur-


roughs, FHP spokesman.
"It had the potential for se-
rious injury and even
death." He added that the
damage was minimized
because the accidents oc-
curred during early morn-
ing when traffic was light.


Year end crash on 1-75 closes-out '04
BIG RIGS INVOLVED: A pair of tractor-trailer trucks became involved in an early morning accident at Exit 439 on 1-75 last week, when one rig crossing the overpass contributed to the mishap of the other on the
roadway below according to Florida Highway Patrol. An AAA Cooper Transport truck operating out of Atlanta, had an accident while traversing the overpass dropping a fuel tank onto the northbound 1-75 lanes -
which subsequently caused the collision of an UPS tractor trailer traveling the highway below. (staff Photos)


Sign-up fo
The deadline to get the
$600 allowance for medi-
cine purchases for the first
year of the Medicare Drug
Discount Card program
has past. The $600 for
2005 is still available to
those qualifying but they
must sign up soon. Any-
one whose application is
Snot filed by March 31 will
get a reduced amount
when they do file. The
amount goes down every
three--renmtths, rfor those
who haven't applied, and
the program ends Decem-
ber 31.
Beginning January 2006,


r Medicare Drug Card important Operation Safe Ride


part "D" Medicare, the
prescription drug benefit
program, will be avail-
able. Eligible Medicare re-
cipients MUST sign up for
it, beginning in Novem-
ber. More information
will become available as
the year progresses.
The program is pleased
to announce that Bob
Clark, the Program Coor-
dinator, has completed
SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of El-
ders) trainpig through te ,
Florida Department of El-
der Affairs and is avail-
able every day to answer


questions about Medicare.
For those with insur-
ance, discount cards are
available to help with the
prescriptions that the in-
surance doesn't cover.
There are also low cost
programs for many gener-
ic medicines that cost less
then the co-pay through
most insurances.
There is no age limit or
income limit (although
the different manufactur-
ers may have them), to s
tre program. It is ayail
able to all Hamilton
County residents.
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scription medicine is
available to many people
in Hamilton County. Any-
one taking any medicine
for over a few months
may be eligible to get it
for free from the manufac-
turer. Blood pressure
medicines, heart medi-
cines and a wide variety
of other medicines are
covered by various free
programs. Some generic
medicines are available at
a very low post. Applica-
tions are free and readily
available.
Funded by a grant from
The Blue Foundation for a
Healthy Florida, the
Hamilton County Phar-
macy Assistance Program
can help with the applica-
tion process for free or
low cost medicine. It is a
local resource for resi-
dents to find other
sources for medicines,
from discount cards for
persons not on Medicare,
to free programs for those
who qualify. The program
has numerous resources
available for all Hamilton
County residents. Pro-
gram services are com-
pletely free.
The program is located
at 204 Northeast First
Street in the Sandlin
building across from the
courthouse. The entrance
is on the side of the build-
ing on First Avenue It is
open daily from 8 a.m to 5
p.m. The telephone num-
ber is 792-2143.


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The Operation Sate Ride
campaign was created by
the Florida Highway Pa-
trol in response to a gro.-
ing concern over aggres-
sive drivers and incidents.
of road rage throughout
Florida. The campaign
tnes to curb hazardous \ i-
olations, ai- well a1; height-
en av arenes- toward a
particular i sue chosen
during each enforcement
wave.
The first phase in Febru-
ary, 2004, was a statewide
enforcement campaign.
The second phase in May.
2004, targeted commercial
vehicle violations.
The third phase was
conducted December 22
and 23, 2004, throughout
the state of Florida. Troop-
ers used all available re-


source-- to track aggresS'1 e
driving violators Durin
the enforcement detail-
trooper. focused their en-
forcement efforts on Flori-
da's Turnpike. ever' inter-
s-tate and other major -tate
roads in Florida where ag-
gres.i\ve and hazardou-,
moving iolation., a.re
prc\ talent.
The FHP patrolled
101.16t miles over the
t\ o-da\v campaign. The\
Issued 4,.)-2 citation b46h
fault. equipment notices
and 1,178 warnings.
There were no traffic ta-
talitie.- in Hamilton Coun-
t\ during the Christma-
holiday from 12:01 a.m..
Deceinbei 24 until 12 a.m..
December 26. There was a
total of 25 traffic fatalitie.
in the state of Florida.


Drug Prevention Coalition

grants available to churches

and youth organizations
The Hamilton County Applications for grants are
Drug Prevention Coalition is due by Friday, January 21.
offering $2,000 grants to Contact Grace McDonald,
churches and other youth or- Project Director, at 938-4911,
ganizations to help their pro- to request an application
grams conduct drug preven- and/or assistance in com-
tion activities for their youth. pleting the form.


Scam artists may pose as relief agencies


Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles Bronson
warned the public to beware
of potential scam artists pos-
ing as relief agencies for the
victims of the tsunami in
Asia.
The Department has re-
ceived reports in past disas-
ters such as wildfires and
following the terrorist at-
tacks of September 11, 2001 -
of organizations seeking
help for victims and pocket-
ing the money. It is difficult
to investigate these cases be-
cause scam artists have usu-
ally left an area before any-
one realizes they have been
conned.
In Florida, most charitable
organizations are required
by state law to be registered
with the DACS and provide
financial information. That
information is compiled on
the Department's web site,
"www.800helpfla.com",


and in the annual Gift Giv-
er's Guide, which show how
much money an organiza-
tion has raised the previous
year, how much was spent
on program services, ad-
ministrative costs and fund-
raising activities. Con-
sumers can also contact the
Department's hotline at 1-
800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-
7352) to determine whether
a charity is properly regis-
tered and find out the com-
plaint history of a charity.
It is important that con-
sumers take precautions to
avoid being victimized.
Consumers may be ap-
proached over the phone, on
the Internet or through di-
rect mail. Use the following
tips when deciding whether
to donate to an organization:
Don't judge an organiza-
tion based on an impressive-
sounding name. Find out
what it actually does.
Be wary of emotional ap-


peals and organizations that
have only vague plans for
spending the funds they col-
lect.
Never give cash. Write a
check payable only to an or-
ganization, not an individ-
ual.
Be wary of organizations
that offer to send a "runner"
to pick up a donation. Rep-
utable charities are willing
to wait for a contribution.
Consumer's have the right
to ask for an organization's
financial report and its fed-
eral tax identification num-
ber, the latter of which is
needed to claim a contribu-
tion as a tax deduction.
If an organization is not
registered, contact the De-
partment. Consumers who
have additional questions or
who want to report a poten-
tial scam should call the De-
partment's hotline at 1-800-
HELP-FLA (1-800-435-
7352).


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2005


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Number one consumer

complaint involves travel

and vacation plans


Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commis-
sioner Charles Bronson has
released the top 10 com-
plaints of 2004. The number
one complaint among indus-
tries regulated by the Divi-
sion of Consumer Services in-
volved travel and vacation
plans. There were 4,312 com-
plaints lodged, an increase of
about 45 percent over the
previous year.
Telemarketing fell to sec-
ond place for the first time in
years with 3,673 consumer
complaints in 2004.
The Division recovered
$2,784,919 in refunds and ser-
vices for consumers this past
year. That is more than a half-
million-dollar increase over
2003 although the total num-
ber of complaints coming
into the division dropped. In
2003, the Division received
31,724 complaints, compared
with 23,718 in 2004.
The Division serves as the
clearinghouse for consumer
complaints in Florida. In ad-
dition, it regulates nearly a
dozen industries. The Divi-
sion can take a number of ac-
tions against businesses it
regulates, including levying
penalties, revoking registra-
tions or shutting down a
business altogether.


The Division also tries to
mediate complaints for con-
sumers against industries
that are not regulated by the
Department. While the Divi-
sion doesn't have jurisdiction
over non-regulated indus-
tries, it contacts businesses on
behalf of consumers in an ef-
fort to resolve their disputes.
Price-gouging complaints
ranked third with 3,023 re-
ceived. Price-gouging wasn't
even in the top 10 in 2003, a
change caused by the state of
emergency declared during
the four hurricanes Florida
suffered in 2004.
Rounding out the top 10
list are motor vehicle repair,
credit/banking, communica-
tions, [business opportuni-
ties/franchises, health stu-
dios, telemarketers (not in-
volving the "Do Not Call
List") and construction.
Consumers are urged to
call the Department's con-
sumer hotline at 1-800-HELP-
FLA (1-800-435-7352) to find
out the complaint history of a
company and any other per-
tinent information before
signing any contracts or mak-
ing a purchase. Consumers
can also file complaints on-
line through the Depart-
ment's website,
"www.800helpfla.com".


Contestants being Sought

for Olustee Festival Pageant


The Olustee Festival
Pageant will be held on Sat-
urday, January 29, at the Co-
lumbia County Schools Ad-
ministrative Complex. The
pageant is open to girls ages
2 to 20 who reside or attend
school in Hamilton, Suwan-
nee, Columbia, Baker or
Union counties.
Miniature Miss (ages 2-4),
Little Miss (ages 5-6), and Pe-
tite Miss (ages 7-9) age divi-
sions'will compete at 3 p.m.
Pre-Teen Miss (ages 10-12),
Junior Miss (ages 13-15), and
Miss Olustee Festival (ages


16-20) age divisions will com-
pete at 6 p.m. The pageant
will include a separate talent
and photogenic competition.
Pageant awards include
educational scholarships,
savings bonds, trophies,
crowns and banners. The
first place winners will ride
in the Olustee Festival Pa-
rade on February 14.
Applications may be ob-
tained from the HarnifTtn'
County Librafry of by codii-
tacting Elaine Owens at 386-
752-3430. Deadline for entries
is Wednesday, January 19.


Adult Education classes now


Take the first step toward
a brighter future by en-
rolling in the Hamilton
School Board Adult Educa-
tion Program.
Adult Basic Education
(ABE) courses are designed
for those persons who need
basic skills development,


from basic literacy (learning
to read, write, and compute)
through completion of the
eighth grade education lev-
el.
Adult General Education
Preparation (GED) Test
Preparation courses are de-
signed for those persons


According to the Florida
Department of Health
(DOH), January is Cervical
Cancer Month. Cervical can-
cer is often the most common
type of cancer among
women. Screening for cervi-
cal cancer is crucial because,
with early detection, it is
nearly 100 percent curable.
Each year, approximately
15,000 women in the United
States learn they have cancer
of the cervix. The American
Cancer Society reports that
between 60 and 80 percent of
American women with new-
ly diagnosed invasive cervi-
cal cancer have not had a Pap
test in the past five years and
may have never had one. The
unscreened population
groups include older


women, the uninsured, eth-
nic minorities (especially His-
panic, African American and
Asian American women),
and poor women, particular-
ly those in rural areas.
Since the early 1970s, how-
ever, incidence of and mor-
tality from cervical cancer
have declined nearly 40 per-
cent, due in large part to ear-
ly detection through in-
creased use of the Pap test. A
simple, painless procedure
that detects abnormal cell
growth in and around the
cervix, the Pap test can be
performed in a doctor's office
or health clinic. Often, such
cell changes can be treated
before they become cancer-
ous.
Women 21 years of age or


Florida meeting clean air standards


According to the U.S. Envi-
ronmental Protection
Agency (EPA), Florida is
meeting new, more stringent
federal clean air standards
for fine particle pollution
(PM2.5). Florida is one of just
three states east of the Missis-
sippi River meeting all na-
tional standards for clean air.
"Achieving another mile-
stone in clean air demon-
strates a continued commit-
ment to Florida's natural re-
sources and quality of life,"
said Governor Jeb Bush. "Re-
ducing emissions and adopt-
ing cleaner energy technolo-
gy is an investment in public
health and will ensure a
stronger, healthier environ-
r i :. d j e i f' i o h '
ment and economy.
All areas in the state meet
the standards for fine parti-
cles, which include dust,


smoke, soot, and liquid
droplets too small to be seen
except through a microscope.
While some particles, like
smoke, are released directly
into the air, others are
formed from chemical reac-
tions between gases emitted
by vehicles, power plants
and industrial facilities.
The EPA's new fine parti-
cle standard limits levels to
65 micrograms per cubic me-
ter over 24 hours and just 15
micrograms per cubic meter
over a year. Based on air
quality measurements over
the last three years, Florida is
meeting both the 24-hour
and annual standard for par-
ticl pollution, and is one of
only 4 states meeting te
health-based standard.
Particle pollution can con-
tribute to unnaturally hazy


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early detection vital to


dioxide and smog-contribut-
ing nitrogen oxides. Florida
is also developing low emis-
sion hydrogen and solar en-
ergy technologies, which
have te poe'nti~'t6 be pol-
lution-free power sources for
neighborhoods, vehicles and
buildings.


TECHNICAL CENTER :' i1
415 S.W. Piewood Dr.
Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 364-2750
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available in Hamilton County
who have completed the courses are designed for
ninth grade education level those persons with limited
and who need skills devel- English speaking who need
opment through the twelfth communication skills and
education grade level to be cultural competencies to en-
fully prepared to take the hance their ability to read,
GED Test. write, speak, and listen in
Adult English Speakers of English.
other Languages (ESOL) Adults 16 years or older
who have not received a
Lcer M month high school diploma may
register at the class site. A so-
treatm ent cial security card and a with-
drawal slip from the last sec-
older, and those under 21 ondary school attended is re-
who are sexually active, quired for registration. There
should ask that pelvic exami- is no cost for the class or ma-
nations and Pap tests should trials.
be included in their physical ABE and GED classes will
examinations at least once be held in Room 6 on Wing 2,
every three years. Every of the JRE Lee Complex (for-
woman should discuss with merely Hamilton Middle
her doctor what testing School) in Jasper from 8:30
schedule is right for her. am. to 12:30 p.m., Monday
The DOH's Florida Breast through Friday, beginning
and Cervical Cancer Pro- Monday, January 3. Night
gram was created in 1994 classes will be 5:30 p.m to
through a federal grant from 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday and
the Centers for Disease con- Thursday each week, begin-
trol and Prevention. For de- ng Tuesday, January 4.
tails about the program, call ESOL classes will be held
1-800-451-2229 or visit their in Room 1 of the Main Build-
w e b s i t e ing of North Hamilton Ele-
"www.doh.state.fl.us" and mentary School in Jennings
select Breast and Cervical from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on
Cancer Program on the pull- Monday and Tuesday each
down menu. week, beginning Monday,
for fine particles January 10.
Sfor fine particles or more information call
skies, acid rain and health 792-1228 or 792-6529.
problems. EPA estimates Auto B ,and
that meeting the PM2.5 stan- Auto Body and
dard prevents more than Auto Tech
15,000 premature deaths,
75,000 cases of chronic bron- Classes begin
chitis and 10,000 hospital ad-
missions for respiratory and January 3.
cardiovascular diseases na-
tionwide. Call
Over the last five years, the
State of Florida has success- (386) 364-2798
fully prompted the moderm-
ization of older power plants for more
to achieve large reductions in
emissions of soot, sulfur information.


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THE HAMILTON COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2005 FOR 45
DAYS. ANYONE INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAM MAY
PICK UP AN APPLICATION AT THE OFFICE OF HAMILTON
HOUSING CONSULTANT, LOCATED AT 102 HATLEY
STREET WEST. SEVERAL PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED TO
HAMILTON COUNTY RESIDENTS FOR REHABILITATION
AND REPLACEMENT. APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED THAT
FUNDS ARE LIMITED AND DISTRIBUTED ON POINT
SELECTION BASIS. A WAITING LIST WILL BE MAINTAINED
AND NEW APPLICANTS MAY EXPECT A MINIMUM OF ONE
YEAR WAIT BEFORE ASSISTANCE MAY BE RECEIVED.
FUNDS ARE DESIGNATED FOR SINGLE FAMILY OWNER
OCCUPIED HOMES ONLY. THIS PROGRAM IS FOR
RESIDENTS LIVING OUTSIDE THE MUNICIPAL CITY
LIMITS. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED
TO APPLY. FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION
BASED ON RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL '
ORIGIN, FAMILIAL STATUS OR HANDICAP STATUS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM PLEASE
CONTACT THE OFFICE AT 386-792-8403 MONDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
133223JRS-F


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Spiritual

Guidance

Pastor Jerry Thomason, Harvest Fellowship


Come alive in 2005


Can you believe it is 2005?
Last year seemed to pass so
quickly that it is hard to be-
lieve 2004 is gone. As a mat-
ter of fact the whole year
seems now to be a year in the
fog for me. With my father-in-
law passing away and us hav-
ing to put my mother-in-law
in the nursing home; with my
grandson, Gabe, being diag-
nosed with a brain tumor and
going through the successful
surgery in Phoenix, AZ; with
my daughter going through a
problem pregnancy and then
blessing us with twin grand-
daughters; with all the storms
that dominated our lives dur-
ing the hurricane season; with
the sell of our church property
and the purchase of new prop-
erty and plans to relocate our
church facilities, things
seemed to blitz by. Now that I
can look back on the year it
looks like a dream encased in
fog that just disappeared with
the rising sun of a new day.
But praise God He brought
us through another year and
has brought us into a brand
new untarnished year. Just
think of all the possibilities
ahead of us. We have the op-
portunity to make 2005 the
best year of our lives. If 2004
was a bad year that tried to
bury you, look up and COME


ALIVE IN 2005. This is my
theme for 2005 and we will
adopt it at our church for the
year. I am tired of struggling
through 2004 and I am taking
the authority that the Lord
gave us to be victorious in
2005.
Third John 1:2 tells us
Christians to "prosper in all
things and be in health, just as
your soul prospers." Some-
times we have to do like King
David did and speak to our
soul to encourage itself to
bless and praise the Lord. It
can become easy to loose fo-
cus on what God will do for us
while the devil is bombarding
us with problems. But, never-
theless, God has promised
never to allow more to be put
on us that we can't overcome.
And the sooner we realize that
God has empowered us to
overcome, the sooner we will
become victorious.
Many of us have been
through Hell this past year,
but the operative word there is
"THROUGH". Someone said,
"If you are going through Hell
-DON'T STOP and if you are
catching Hell DON'T
HOLD IT". We all must take
this attitude because the devil
is going to see to it that his
hellish trials and tribulations
catch up to us from time to


time. If we forget who we are
in Christ Jesus and the author-.
ity we have to rebuke and re-
sist the devil, then the circum-
stances will depress and de-
feat us. Troubles will not get
me down this year because I
am Coming Alive in 2005.
Why don't you take the
same attitude this year? Get
sick and tired of getting sick
and tired of the problems of
life getting you down. COME
ALIVE IN 2005.

Pottenr classes

available at

Stephen Foster

State Park
Jean Danidoffl master pot-
ter. will teach pottery classes
at Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
rure Center State Park. The
eight-week class will provide
instruction in several meth-
ods of working with clay, in-
cluding slab, coil, pinch and
wheel-thrown pottery. Class-
es are suitable for both ad-
vanced and beginner stu-
dents.
Classes will be 6 p.m. to q
p.m on Thursdays, beginning
January 17 and continuing
through March 10. The cost
for the classes is $100, plus
S25 tor materials. Space is
limited and advance registra-
tion is required.
For more information, call
Craft Square at 386-397-
1920 or visit the \\eb sire at
'l\lww..stephenfostercso.org"


AF Airman 1st Class


Dionndra Williams


graduated basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Dionndra Williams
has graduated from basic military training at Lack-
land Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, the airman
studied the Air Force mission, organization, and
military customs and courtesies; performed drill
and ceremony marches, and received physical
training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercis-
es, and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training
earn credits toward an associate degree through the
Community College of the Air Force.
Williams is the daughter of Pamela and Lee
Johnson of Jasper. She is a 2004 graduate of Hamil-
ton County High School.


Air Force Airman Erica Keel


Air Force Airman 1st Class
Dionndra Williams


AF Airman Erica Keel

graduated

basic training
Air Force Airman Erica Keel has graduated
from basic military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, TX.
During the six weeks of training, the airman
studied the Air Force mission, organization, and
military customs and courtesies; performed drill
and ceremony marches, and received physical
training, rifle marksmanship, field training exer-
cises, and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic train-
ing earn credits toward an associate degree
through the Community College of the Air
Force.
Keel is the daughter of Lisa Keel of
Statenville, GA, and Joe Keel of Jasper. She
graduated in 2003 from Echols County High
School in Statenville.


I OB~~ITURE


Walter W. Ingram Jr.
Walter W. Ingram, age 80,
of Lakeland, Florida, died
Saturday, December 11, 2004,
at Lakeland Regency Medical
Center. He was born October
15, 1924, in Barwick, Geor-
gia. Mr. Ingram lived in
Jasper in the 1930's when his
father owned Ingram's Drug-
store. He was an avid out-
do66riki hb t'Tearned "'t
fish, huiit and camp under thei
guidance of Lennard Register
Sr. In 1946, Mr. Ingram grad-
uated from Emory University
where he was chairman of the
Honor Council and a Sigma
Chi. A veteran of World War
II, Mr. Ingram was wounded
at Anzio and was awarded the
Purple Heart.
Mr. Ingram was prede-
ceased by his wife, Mary
Willis Ingram; a sister, Lano-
ra Hamilton; and her hus-
band, Jack.
Survivors include two
daughters: Pamela Davis and
Cheryl Gerstner.

Millie Janet Hewitt
Millie Janet Hewitt, age 91,
of Forest Park, Georgia, died
Wednesday, December 29,
2004. She was a member of
the Calvary Baptist Church in
Forest Park. Mrs. Hewitt re-
tired from Sears & Roebuck
and from Cross Keys Coun-
seling Center, Inc.
Survivors include one
daughter, Glenda Hewitt
Fowler (Elwyn) of Forsyth,
Georgia; one son, Clifford S.


Hewitt Jr. (Sarah Doris) of
Connelly; one sister, Alice G.
Wardlaw of Richmond, Vir-
ginia; one brother, Theodore
Leron Wardlaw (Frances) of
Marietta, Georgia; three sis-
ters-in-law: Evelyn Wardlaw
of Marietta, Edna "Bea"
Wardlaw of Grenada, Missis-
sippi, and Mary Wardlaw of
Columbi~i; -'St6uth C'i61ini;'
fdti- f f andctitdrerilDb rah
Dioib, Da'vid' Hewitt, 'J6seph
Fowler and Daniel Fowler;
and several nieces and
nephews.
Services were held Sunday,
January 2, 2005, at Midway
Presbyterian Church in Pow-
der Springs, Georgia, with


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January 3.

Call

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TECHNICAL CENTER
415 S.W. Pinewood Dr.,
Live Oak, FL 32064
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CITY OF JASPER

FAIR HOUSING NOTICE
It is the policy of the City of Jasper to promote,
through fair, orderly and lawful procedure the
opportunity for each person so desiring to obtain housing
of such person's choice without regard to race, religion,
color, ancestry, national origin, sex, familial status,
marital status, handicap or age, and that, to that end, to
prohibit discrimination in housing by any person.
The City Manager is authorized to implement the
City's fair housing policy, as contained in Ordinance
Number 466, as amended, in accordance with state and
federal laws.
A written complaint of any such discrimination should
be made to the City Manager, 208 W. Hatley Street,
Jasper, Florida 32052. The complaint must be received
within 60 days of the alleged occurrence. An
investigation will be conducted within 30 days of receipt
of the complaint and a determination of probable cause
will be generated. If there is cause to believe
discrimination took place, the City Manager will attempt
to conciliate the parties.
For further information or a copy of the City of Jasper
Fair Housing Ordinance, contact the City Manager's
Office at (386) 792-1212.
The City of Jasper is an Equal Opportunity Housing Agency 133222JRS-F
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Reverend Todd Allen officiat-
ing: Interment followed at
Midway Presbyterian Ceme-
tery in Powder Springs.
Contributions may be made
to the American Cancer Soci-
ety, 1825 Barrett Lakes Blvd.,
Suite 280, Kennesaw, GA
30144.
Mayes Ward-Dobbins Fu-
nrtif'HbYne in Mflienra. was
ih 6harg~ of arrangements.

Raymon R. Henderson
Raymon R. Henderson, age
76, of Jasper, Florida, passed
away Friday, December 17,
2004, at South Georgia Med-


'ical Center in Valdosta, Geor-
gia. Mr. Henderson was born
in Jasper on March 4, 1928, to
the late Frank ad Mary Kate
Henderson. He was a farmer
and a retired nuclear engineer
with Florida Power. Mr. Hen-
derson served in the Merchant
Marines during World War II
and was a member of the First
Baptist Church in .Jasper. HeI
a f,i former ...resident-* of,
Avon Park, Crystal River, and
Live Oak, all in Florida.
Survivors include his wife
of 56 years, Martha Ruth
Henderson of Jasper; two
sons and daughters-in-law:


Frank M. and Penny Hender-
son, and Jeffrey G. and Shel-
by Henderson, all of Jasper;
four daughters and three
sons-in-law: Phyliss H.
Hunter of Jasper; Clara E. and
Charlie Floyd of Cherry
Lake, Florida; Mary Kay and
Shawn Brisbane of Jasper;
and Frances and Robert Gold-
berg, ofLeKntfield, California;
two brothers: Ralph,kender-
son of Gainesville, Florida,
and Alton Henderson of
Jasper; one sister, Oleta John-
son of Jasper; 12 grandchil-
dren and 2 great-grandchil-
dren.


Funeral services were held
Sunday, December 19, 2004,
in the chapel of Harry T. Reid
Funeral Home with Reverend'
Charles Pettis and Doctor
William Floyd officiating. In-
terment followed in Ever-
green Cemetery.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Florida Sher-
iffs' Boys Rapch. PQBox
2000, Boys:.. Qh, 3Q64
or Tacachale Christmas Fund,
1621 NE Waldo Rd.,
Gainesville, FL 32609.
Harry T. Reid Funeral
Home was in charge of
arrangements.


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FIRST ADVENT CHRISTIAN
N.W. 15th Avenue Jasper
Rev. Fran Wood
Sunday
Sunday School.....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Fellowship.................6:30 p.m.
129012JS-F


CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1/2 mile East on Hwy. 6, Jasper, Fl 32052
792-2275 S. Wendell Hill, Pastor
Sunday
,Sunday School...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship...................11:00 a.m.
Children's Church.................11:00 a.m.
Church Training.......................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting....................7:00 p.m.
129013JS-F
JASPER FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
207 N.E. 2nd Street, Jasper 792-2658
.Pastor: Bill Floyd
Sunday
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship......................... 11:00 a.m.
Children's Choir &
Discipleship Training....................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Supper 6:00 p.m.
Youth WOW 6:30 p.m.
Prayer Meeting 5:30 p.m.
Youth Bible Study............................. 6:00 p.m.
129014-F
SUNRISE BAPTIST CHURCH
U.S. 129 3 miles North of Jasper
Pastor: Rev. Gene Speight
Bible Study 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Church 11:00 a.m.
129015JS-F
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
SR 6 West, 6592 NW 48th St.
Jennings, FL 32053
938-5611
Pastor:Jeff Cordero
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Youth Meeting...................... 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Evening Worship Mission Friends
RA's, GA's 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting
and Youth Meeting..........................1:00 p.m.
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FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
13159 S.E. C.R. 137, Jasper, FL
Pastor-Mark Collins Phone (386) 792-2470
Sunday
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship........................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship........................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Service 7:30 p.m.
129017DF-F



CHURCH OF CHRIST
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
N.W. 3rd St., Jasper
Bldg.: 792-2277
Sunday
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship.................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship....................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Evening 6:00 p.m.
12901BJS-F


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
204 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Jasper, 792-2258
Pastor: Rev. Doug Hilliard, 792-8412
SUNDAY
Sunday School ............................10:00 a.m.
Worship Service........................... 11:00 a.m.
WEDNESDAY
Prayer in Fellowship Hall...............9:00 a.m.
1 Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.
129019JS-F


JASPER CHURCH OF GOD
408 Palmetto Ave., Jasper, 792-2312
Pastor: Robert L. Layne
Sunday
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship..........................10:45 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Training... .................7:00 p.m.
Ministering to all ages.
129020-F


BURNHAM
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
4520 NW CR 146, Jennings, FL 32053
938-1265
Pastor: Avery Kelly
Sunday
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service........... ............. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.
129022JS-F


HARVEST FELLOWSHIP
407 Hatley St., Hwy. 6E
P.O. Box 1512, Jasper, FL
Pastor Jerry Thomason
Phone (386) 792-3833 or 792-3831
Sunday
Morning Worship................... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
Bible Study (al age groups)................7:00 p.m.
Call Church for Directions


129023-F


ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Three miles north of Jasper U.S. 41
P.O. Box 890, Jasper, FL 32052
Rectory U.S. 90 E.,
Live Oak, FL
(386)364-1108
Sunday MASS 11:15 a.m.
129024JS-F


To list your church
on our church
Directory, please
call Kathy at
y 1-800-525-4182


NEW BETHEL AME CHURCH
604 SW 6th Ave., Jasper, FL 32053
Rev. Ron Rawls
Sunday
Church School 10:00 a.m.
New Members Class....................0:00 a.m.
Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
*Communion every 1st Sunday
Wednesday
Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Thursday
Choir Rehersal 6:30 p.m.
www.newbetheljasper.com

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tary will hold a writing work-
shop at 6 p.m. on Tuesday,
January 11. CHE teacher
David Law will present infor-
mation that will allow parents
to help their children become


better writers.
Law will explain the FCAT
Writing and Essay test and the
FCAT Writing and Multiple
Choice test. He will also an-
swer the following questions:
What writing skills are tested?


When is the test given? How is
it scored? How can I help my
child is prepare for the test?
For reservations or more in-
formation call Julie Gant at
792-6538 or e-mail
"mailto:gantj03@firn.edu".


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Norris Notes

By Lillian Norris


HAPPY NEW YEAR
AGAIN! As of now, students,
teachers and staffs are back at
work, as are most employees
and officials; life will return to
day to day business and tasks.
There is something to be said
for routine, most of us need to
try to keep a schedule; no, I am
not going to make a resolution
to that effect, but in the newspa-
per business, too, that is impor-
tant. They need me to be orga-
nized and get my work in on
time to make their life easier,
and my promise is to make a
stab at getting it together on a
more regular basis. Thanks to
the Jasper News for allowing
me this opportunity, and to all of
you who make it a special part
of my life.
Guests of Lenora Braswell
for a Christmas Eve dinner cel-
ebration was her niece, Patricia
Arredondo of Huntsville, AL,
and Patricia's sons, Wade of
Huntsville, and Blake of Birm-
ingham. Joining them were
Lenora's son and his wife, Get-
tys Frank and Terri Braswell,
Jasper. Gettys Frank is owner of
the Live Oak NAPA store, and
Terri is a pharmacist at South
Georgia Medical Center, Val-
dosta.
Patricia just received a 20-
year Civil Service pin from
Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville,
where she is employed. The
family enjoyed being together;
it isn't always easy to tag up, but
when we do, it is such a fun time
that we are glad to have that
time together.
The ladies of Burnham Chris-
tian Church would like to invite
all ladies in the county to the
Sisterhood meeting on Tuesday,
January 11, at 7 p.m. Guest
speaker for the evening will be
nationally known speaker and
dramatist Betty Gray. Betty is a
graduate of Cincinnati Bible
College where she majored in
music. She has a real passion for
missions and leading work
teams to foreign countries. She
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study guides are now being used
by over 250 churches and have
been translated into two foreign
languages. Betty has been the
guest speaker at Burnham
Church several times in the past.
She will be presenting one of
her latest Living Drama -
"Gladys Alward, Missionary to
China". Bring a salad or dessert
and a friend; come and join oth-
er ladies for a great night of food
and fellowship.
In an impressive service Sun-
day morning at First Presbyter-
ian Church, Jasper, Ryan
Mitchell was ordained and in-
stalled as an Elder in the Pres-
byterian Church. Other elders
re-installed were Marsha Bark-
er, Toimmy Daniels, and Ben
Norris. A number of guests were
present for this occasion.
In the absence of the pastor,
James Montgomery will lead
worship at Jasper Presbyterian
Church on Sunday. James will
be remembered as an important
part of the Montgomery Presby-
terian Church family and is
well-known and appreciated in
our community. He retired from
the Columbia County School
System and is teaching some
classes at Lake City Communi-
ty College, busy as usual, and
always welcome in Jasper.
Mrs. Beth Johnson got back
home from spending time with
her son and his wife, Frank and
Brenda Johnson, in Winter
Haven, in time to have family
with her in her home in Jen-
nings for Christmas. Frank and
Brenda brought her back and
they were joined by other fami-
ly members for the holiday.
Their son, Darvin, is an attorney
in Atlanta and their daughter,
Dana, has just graduated from
nursing school in Tampa. She is
'home in Winter Haven and
working as a nurse at Lakeland
Memorial Hospital, Lakeland,
FL, and will be taking boards in
February. Other family, mem-
bers were son, Dr. Fred Johnson
and his wife, Ronnie, and Ron-
nie's mother, Blanche Wolfe;
and Danny Johnson and his
wife, Susan, of Jennings; and
Danny's son, Steven, Lake
Park, GA; and Susan's daugh-
ter, Renee Perez, who is teach-
ing English in Valdosta.


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my McCulley, Ormond Beach,
were not able to come. Tommy
has been retired from the power
company but was called back to
work after the hurricanes and
has been having to do double
duty, and they were going to be
together with their children and
grandchildren. Mrs. Johnson is
doing well and glad to be back
home. Her children and grand-
children are taking good care of
her.
New Year weekend was the
time for the annual Shiver re-
union, when all seven of the re-
maining brothers and sisters
gathered at the home of Marian
and George Hudson at Crescent
Lake for two days of visiting,
eating, laughing and talking,
and reminiscing. Those joining
the Hudsons were Edith John-
son, Jennings; Ruth and Mau-
rice Lindauer, Valdosta, GA;
Kenneth and Lucille Shiver,
Palatka; Ike and Melba Shiver,
Femandina Beach; Helen
Brand, Jacksonville; Amaryllis
and Jim Burchette, Tampa. How
wonderful that all of these could
be together and talk about old
times and look forward to more
reunions. We rejoice with you
on such a happy, and probably
nostalgic, occasion, and hope
for many more.
Laura Bullard spent the New
Year weekend with her grand-
parents, Everal and Sybil Allen.
Sybil said that Laura wanted to
stay up until midnight, but none
of them could stay awake; I
know that feeling. If there were
fireworks, whistles and horns or
whatever at midnight, they did-
n't wake me up.
I just rejoiced when I woke
up and it was a chance to begin
a new year and able to welcome
the new year in good health,
thankful for family and friends,
and hope for the future, thankful
for my many blessings and
looking forward to each new
day. Our prayer is for the many
people who are suffering from
losses, destructive weather,
family members and homes
lost, families separated by war,
and all the troubles of the world.
Thankful for being able to live
In the peaceful community of
Jasper, Hamilton County, and
want to take this opportunity to
say Happy New Year to each
one of you, and thank you again
and again for allowing me to en-
ter your homes through this col-
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Running off some more at
the computer ........ Oh my,
I'm an upsetting 16-11 (60%)
so far this bowl season, and
trust me there have been
plenty of upsets. I still can't
believe that LSU was beaten
on the last play of the game
against Iowa, and Virginia
blew a 14-point lead to Fres-
no State. As for one of the
other bowl games, I spent
New Year's Day watching
Florida State play West Vir-
ginia in the 60th Gator Bowl
in Jacksonville. Even though
FSU won 30-18 over an aver-
age West Virginia team, I left
the Gator Bowl with some in-
teresting thoughts. First of
all, it was one of the most
boring FSU football games I
have ever watched. I don't
know what was worse, all the
28 penalties, (including A.J.
Nickelson for throwing the
football in the stands after he
thought he had scored a
touchdown), the thousands of
empty seats, or the way FSU
continues to play. They may
have won the game, but it
was real ugly, just like the en-
tire season has been. But then
again, many college teams
and their fans would take a
nine win season, with a bowl
S victory any time! ......... As
for Gator fans, the Peach
Bowl was not much better,
considering the Miami Hurri-
canes pretty much dominated
the entire game with a 27-10
victory. his 'bould not have
been the same Florida team
that upset FSU back on No-
vember 20. For the third con-
secutive year, the Gators fin-
ish the season with five loss-
es, including three consecu-
tive bowl losses, and four out
of the last five years. As for
Chris Leak, he looked more
like Chris Rix. He was obvi-
ously rattled by the early Mi-
ami pass rush; he had trouble
pulling the trigger on many
passes, and was way off on
his accuracy. Rumor has it,
that Leak had some arm
problems. Speaking of the
Gator problems, what in the
world was wrong with the
Gator special teams play,
which had been one of the
strong points this year? UF


eivr S' e.-*1 w *" -'r- -l-r -g
had a blocked field goal re-
turned for a touchdown, and
a punt returned for a touch-
down, and a missed Gator
field goal, which I think had
a huge impact on the game.
Just for the record, former
head coach Ron Zook had
coached the special teams
play all year except in the
Peach Bowl. I still say if
Zook had coached the Gators
in the Peach Bowl, they
would have won ............
With Miami's victory over
Florida in the Peach Bowl,
the Canes have now beaten
FSU and Florida each six
consecutive times. Before
Nole fans laugh at the Gators,
they might need to know that
FSU opens next season
against those same old Canes
in Tallahassee on Labor Day
evening on September 5. The
early line has Miami favored
again by a field goal! .......
Chris Rix's FSU career ended
on New Year's Day, just
about as I expected it to end.
He had three turnovers, one
touchdown pass, and was al-
most taken out at halftime by
head coach Bobby Bowden,
which sound like his entire
FSU career. Just for the Chris
Rix record, he finished with a
28-11 record as the starting
quarterback, with 59
turnovers, including 40 inter-
ceptions, 63 touchdown pass-
es, 2 illegal parking tickets in
handicapped spaces, 2 speed-
ing tickets'on the sIame day,,
and a missed Religion final
exam, which made him ineli-
gible for the 2002 Sugar
Bowl against Georgia. To say
the least, Rix has made a lot
of bad decisions off and on
the field. Is it ironic or what,
that his last collegiate pass at
FSU was an interception?
....... Question of the week:
What collegiate team has the
most victories in college
football history? ...... The
new "Urban Renewal" starts
this week as new Florida
head coach Urban Meyer be-
gins his official duties as the
head coach at the University
of Florida. He will meet with
all players, and hit the re-
cruiting trail. Meyer did fin-
ish his season at Utah with a


perfect 12-0, including a Fi-
esta Bowl win over Pitts-
burgh, 35-7. The very first
thing he will learn as head
Gator is that it's going to be a
lot whole tougher to finish at
12-0 in the Southeastern
Conference than the Moun-
tain West Conference. Meyer
will begin his Gator coaching
career against Wyoming on
September 3, in the Swamp
.........The Florida-Florida
State game has been changed
from the Saturday before
Thanksgiving to the Saturday
after Thanksgiving, which
will be on November 26.
Since the game will be in
Gainesville, UF officials can
change the date of the game
to the week after Thanksgiv-
ing. When the game is played
in Tallahassee in November
2006, look for FSU officials
to change the date back to the
week to the Saturday before
Thanksgiving. Is there any-
thing a Gator and Seminole
can agree on? ......... Last
week, I said that FSU head
coach Bobby Bowden had the
best bowl winning percent-
age of any active coach. With
the victory over West Vir-
ginia in the Gator Bowl,
Bowden is now the all-time
leader of all coaches in col-


Date


Sept. 3

Sept. 10

Sept. 17

Sept. 24


2.2 million the payout for Florida
and Miami for playing in the Peach
Bowl.
8,339 yards the total number of
passing yards in Chris Rix's FSiU ca-
reer.
301 the total number of rushing,
yards for FSU in the Gator Bowl.
285 the total number of yards of
penalties between West Virginia and
FSU.
42 the total number of wins by
Georgia quarterback Da\ id Greene in
his career.


lege football history in bowl
games with a winning per-
centage of 19-8-1 (.692). The
victory also leaves Bowden
only one victory behind all-
time bowl leader Joe Paterno,
who has 20 bowl victories
........ I bet that you did not
know that Bobby Bowden
was the offensive coordinator
for 4 years at West Virginia
before being named head
coach in 1970. As head
coach, he compiled an im-
pressive record of 42-26, be-
fore being named FSU head
coach in 1976 ......... Last
week, Texas head coach


Opponent

Wyoming

La. Tech

Tennessee

Kentucky

Alabama

Mississippi


Oct. 1

Oct. 8


LSU


Oct. 15

Oct. 29

Nov. 5

Nov. 12

Nov. 26


Georgia


Vanderbilt

South Carol


Florida State


19 the number of fumbles by FSU
QB Chris Rix in his Seminole career.
17 the number of consecutive win-
ning seasons at The University of
Florida.
12 the total number of times that
liamni has both beaten FSU (6) and
Florida (6).
10 the number of non-offensive
touchdow\ns scored this season by
Nllami.
3 the number of turnovers for FSU
quarter back Chris Rix in his last
Game.


Mack Brown signed a 10-
year $25 million contract that
would keep him at the school
through 2014. Can you imag-
ine what his contract would
have been if he could only
just beat Oklahoma? I still
say that Mack Brown will be
the very first choice to re-
place Bowden when he final-
ly decides to retire ....... An-
swer: Michigan has won 842
college football games in his-
tory. Just to show you how
crazy this college football
season has been just consider
this: Miami beat FSU, who
beat Clemson, who lost to


Duke, who lost to North Car-
olina, who beat Miami, who
lost to Clemson! From head
coaching firings to million
dollar contracts, and the con-
troversy of the BCS, it has
truly been a crazy year, but an
exciting year of college foot-
ball. By the way, Whoever is
faithful in very little is also
faithful in much.
I will catch you next week
with the remaining bowl cov-
erage in .......... The End-
Zone!
Jeffrey A. Burnam can be
reached for .comments/sugges-
tions atjaburnam@alltel.net


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GOOD WEATHER RIDE: A break in the local weather recently produced a flurry of activity at the Jasper City Park playground. Springing
into the sunshine aboard their makeshift steeds, are a pair of local youngsters who immediately saddled-up for a warm ride in the 70 de-
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DEADLY VENOM: John Gay of Jennings displays the skin of a
canebrake rattler, one of the most deadly snakes in this area. The
venom contains neurotoxins which block nerve impulses to
muscles. Its bite can cause immediate weakness or paralysis of
the lower limbs, inability to speak or swallow, involuntary
tremors of the facial muscles, drooping eyelids, double vision
and shortness of breath. Death can occur in as little as 10 min-
utes due to paralysis of the diaphragm. Since the rattles of a
canebrake rattler are small and difficult to see from a distance,
many people wrongly identify it as a harmless oak snake be-
cause of the similarity of the coloring and markings. (Staff Photo)


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News prints the entire arrest
record each week. If your name
appears here and you are later
found not guilty or the charges
are dropped, we will be happy to
make note of this in the newspa-
per when judicial proof is pre-
sented to us by you or the au-
thorities.
The following abbrevia-
tions are used below:
DAC Department of
Agriculture Commission
DOA Department of
Agriculture
DOT Department of
Transportation
FDLE Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement
FHP Florida Highway


Patrol
FWC Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission
HCDTF Hamilton Coun-
ty Drug Task Force
HCSO Hamilton County
Sheriffs Office
JAPD Jasper Police De-
partment
JNPD Jennings Police
Department
OALE Office of Agricul-
tural Law Enforcement
P&P Probation and Pa-
role
SCSO Suwannee County
Sheriff's Office
WSPD White Springs Po-
lice Department
Dec. 27, Sarah K. Barron,
49; 475 Hickory Nut Rd.,
Nancy, Ky; reckless driving;
HCSO.
Dec. 27, Cornelius M.
Daniel, 22; 1014 Stephens
St., Jennings; violation of
probation, resisting arrest
without violence, escape;
HCDTF.
Dec. 27, Vincent M. Boyd,
40; 103 Stevenson Ave., Eu-
stis, FL; hold for Crisp


County; HCSO.
Dec. 27, Gail Hawkins, 44;
116 SW 6th Ave., Jasper; vio-
lation of probation, hold for
Suwannee County; P&P.
Dec. 27, Anthony L. Rose,
39; 2348 NW 16th Ter., Jen-
nings; violation of proba-
tion; HCSO.
Dec. 27, Joseph Anthony
Mareano, 28; 2496 NW 497th
Trl., Jasper; serving six
months; HCSO.
Dec. 27, Oliver Wendell
Young Sr., 51; 10057 Moore
St., White Springs; violation
of probation (battery do-
mestic violence); WSPD.
Dec. 27, Joshua T. Mur-
phy, 22; 9845 Seminole
Blvd., Seminole, FL; viola-
tion of probation (burglary);
HCSO.
Dec. 28, Cynthia Hutson
Spann, 44; 4575 33rd Ave.,
Vero Beach, FL; reckless dri-
ving; HCSO.
Dec. 27, Willie Robert Bur-
kett, 30; 165 NW Franklin
St., Lake City, FL; violation
of probation (felony dri-
ving while license suspend-
ed); HCSO.


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Dec. 28, Douglas Gilbert
Steele, 57; 2418 Vanburen
St., Hollywood, FL; posses-
sion of more than 20 grams
cannabis, possession of
drug paraphernalia, posses-
sion of controlled substance
(schedule 3), possession of
controlled substance (sched-
ule 4), attached tag not as-
signed; HCSO.
Dec. 28, Douglas Leigh
McGauley, 40; 101 Rustic
Pine, Jasper; driving under
the influence; HCSO.
Dec. 28, William Henry
Avriett, 28; 8097 CR 152,
Jennings; in to serve week-
end; HCSO.
Dec. 28, Jamie Combass,
31; 7919 NW Lake Jeffrey
Rd., Lake City, FL; violation
of probation; HCDTF.
Dec. 30, Bonifacio R.
Nunez, 33; Budget Lodge,
Jennings; failure to appear
on affray; HCSO.
Dec. 30, Linda B. Ponds,
51; 3740 NW 108th Lane,
Jasper; violation of proba-


tion (battery); JAPD.
Dec. 30, Webster Alan
Swafford, 40; 108 Margie
Lane, Jasper; driving under
the influence; JAPD.
Jan. 1, Floyd Andrew
Rayam, 21; 1008 NW Hatley
St., Jasper; driving under the
influence; JAPD.
Jan. 1, Deanna Kabriah
Mitchell, 25; 10580 Fisher St.,
White Springs; fleeing/at-
tempting to elude, reckless
driving, driving while li-
cense suspended; WSPD.
Jan. 1, Alphonso Thomas,
49; 16744 Branch St., White
Springs; failure to appear
(no valid fishing license);
WSPD.
Jan. 1, Julio Montero, 25;
235 W Jack Allen Rd.,
Fitzgerald, GA; no opera-
tor's license, unlawful
speed; HCSO.
Jan. 1, Melissa Ann West-
berry, 18; 2971 NW US Hwy
129, Jasper; trespassing after
warning; HCSO.
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Show-Offs Modeling/Tal- shows and photo shoots. for experience in modeling,
ent will have open registra- The company will act as acting, and talent, and expo-
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Florida Trail Association meeting scheduled Jan. 10


The Suwannee Chapter of
the Florida Trail Association
will hold its monthly meet-
ing on Monday, January 10,
at the Suwannee River Water
Management District from 7
p.m. until 9 p.m., on US 90
and CR 49, two miles east of
Live Oak. The public is wel-
come.
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After the program there
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concerning Suwannee Chap-
ter's upcoming tours and
trips, many of which are
open to the public. Hikes on
the Florida National Scenic
Trail are being planned as are
trips to Steinhatchee and
Mission San Luis in Tallahas-
see.
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at District Headquarters lo-
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in Live Oak.
The meeting is to consider
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public hearings on regulatory
and land acquisition matters.
A workshop will follow the
meeting.
All meetings, workshops
and hearings are open to the
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Rayam, 21; 1008 NW Hatley
St., Jasper; violation of pro-
bation (condition of proba-
tion); P&P.
Jan. 1, Lavita Daniels, 21;
1077 Georgia St., Jennings;
worthless checks; HCSO.
Jan. 2, Donald L. Warren,
38; 3062 86th Blvd., Jasper;
possession of controlled
substance (cocaine); HCSO.
Jan. 2, William Ronald
Gibbons, 48; 10613 SE 141st
Blvd., White Springs; serv-
ing 60 days; HCSO.
Jan. 2, Danny Ray Dun-
away, 25; 5612 SW 107th
Ave., Jasper; domestic vio-
lence (battery), driving
while license suspended
(knowingly), violation of
probation (hold for Hills-
borough County), violation
of probation (hold for
Suwannee County); JAPD.
Jan. 2, Richard Williams,
50; 5111 Meadow Brooke
Chase, Stone Mountain, GA;
evidence of theft or dealing
with stolen property; FDOT.


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# By Johnny Bullard


A New Year is upon us,
and weather wise, thus far,
the first few days of 2005
have certainly been very
pleasant (knock on wood).
However, we know that a
few warm days may cause
plants who are easily fooled,
like azaleas, to bloom out,
but you won't see an old
fashioned crepe myrtle (I
don't know about the new
hybrids), or an old fashioned
seedling pecan tree bud out
until all the cold weather is
over.
The first official day of
spring is March 21, the day
after Palm Sunday. Easter
falls early this year on the
last Sunday in March -
March 27, and I have seen it
at the annual Easter Sunrise
Service when it wasn't just
cool, it was cold.
So, don't put up those
sweaters and coats just yet,
but be sure and give the good
Lord thanks for each wonder-
ful mild day we enjoy here in
our beloved Hamilton Coun-
ty.
I shared a pleasant visit
with Dr. Mark Dolan who re-
sides in the historic Elizabeth
Fenn Griffin house on US 41,
next door to Walter and Mer-
ri McKenzie. Dr. Dolan is
presently on the staff of the
University of Mississippi
(Ole Miss), and he loves his
work there, but he comes to
White Springs fairly often,
and his parents who live two
doors down keep an eye on
his house for him. Dr. Dolan
shared with me that he had
been to Gainesville's
Alachua General Hospital to
visit Martine Young "Pokey"
Jr., and was "deeply con-
cerned about him. Martin
Young, Jr., and I were school
mates at South Hamilton
over thirty years ago, and we
have remained friends. He
has done a good job painting
some of our town's historic
structures including Dr.
Dolan's house. To all of
Martine's family members,
please know that he is in our
thoughts and prayers. We
wish him well and pray for a
complete recovery.
Kyle Graham, son of Doug
and Kim Graham, White
Springs, and maternal grand-
son of the late Julius and
Minnie Register Stormant,
will soon be leaving our area
to attend the Florida Baptist
Theological Seminary in
Graceville, Florida. Kyle is a
fine young man, and we wish
him well, as he begins his
formal education in theologi-
cal training. He is such an as-
set to First Baptist Church,
White Springs, and we will
miss him, but we know he
has greatdays ahead, as he
continues "In His Service".
God Bless you, Kyle. You are
in our thoughts and prayers.
We have so many outstand-
ing restaurants in White
Springs, and we have mar-
velous restaurant owners
who support the community


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and our school. As we begin
our new year, my thanks to
Tony and Joann Shotwell of
Country Caf6, Bob and
Melissa Thon, Taglione's,
and Judy Pruitt and Jean
Davidoff, A Place in the Park
Restaurant, for all your sup-
port of South Hamilton and
its programs God Bless you
- We can always depend upon
you to be supportive of our
school and community. I also
want to thank the Stormant
family of Stormant's Gro-
cery, White Springs, for all
their generous donations of
items from the deli. We ap-
preciate you.
South Hamilton Elemen-
tary School welcomes Miss
Donna Scaff to our school as
part of our staff. A Hamilton
County native, Miss Scaff, is
in a temporary position for
Miss Ellen Gay, in the Ex-
ceptional Student Education
Class at South Hamilton.
Miss Gay recently under-
went kidney transplant
surgery at Mayo Clinic in
Jacksonville. Her kidney
donor was her sister, Jane
Gay, who is an ESE teacher
at Westside Elementary in
Lake City, Columbia County.
The Lake City Reporter car-
ried a very nice article about
the kidney transplant and the
close relationship of the Gay
family in its Sunday, January
2 edition. Please keep Ellen
Gay and Jane Gay in your
prayers. Welcome to South
Hamilton, Miss Scaff.
Xenia Davidoff, daughter
of Jean Davidoff, was our
waitress at "A Place in the
Park Caf6" on Christmas
Day. I asked Xenia what she
had received for Christmas,
and -she informedme .that in
the Russian Orthodox
Church, of which she is a
member, that Christmas is
not celebrated until the
Epiphany which, I believe is
SJanuary 7.
Xenia and Jean are great
assets to our community.
Both of them are really out-
standing artists, and they
both are gifted in the area of
the culinary arts, as well as
pottery.
I may have the date of the
Russian Orthodox Christmas
wrong, but I do want to wish
Xenia and Jean a very happy
holiday season.
Mr. and Mrs. C.E.
Woodard, "Woody and Tra-
cy", spent Christmas in St.
Augustine with daughter and
son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Platt (nee Cleta
Woodard), and grandchil-
dren, Nicholas and Macken-
zie. I know the entire family
had a wonderful and festive
Christmas season.
Alternate Terrain Vehicles
(ATV's) whether they be
three wheelers, four wheel-
ers, etc. should be driven by
minors, in my opinion, only
with the accompaniment of
an adult. I don't know how or
if the state law presently ad-
dresses this situation, but if it


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isn't addressed, it should be.
Some adults turn young chil-
dren loose with these vehi-
cles, and children do not have
the same judgment as adults.
The recent loss of a young
child near Wellborn in one of
these vehicles "drives home"
their danger. I have witnessed
children driving in these ve-
hicles along the sides of
county roads and in the Town
of White Springs at top speed
without parental direction of
any kind. I am not making
this statement to criticize our
law enforcement officials.
Our law enforcement offi-
cials do a wonderful job, and
I appreciate each one of
them. They can't be blamed
for the irresponsibility of par-
ents. Children can't be shel-
tered forever from the
"bumps of life" I realize
that but children are chil-
dren, and no matter how
smart or responsible parents
think their child is, they are
"children", and they have a
child's judgment.
I am not writing this to
change the world, I know I
can't, but I do believe if these
vehicles are driven in the
yard, in a field, or wherever
and if a minor child is driving
the vehicle, an adult should
have to be present with the
child, and if a law enforce-
ment official views a viola-
tion, even on private proper-
ty, if the law is not being fol-
lowed, the parent of the child
should be held accountable.
My sympathy goes out to the
family in Wellborn, and I
don't know a thing about the
circumstances surrounding
the untimely death of this
young child, and you can't
stop all accidents, but they
can be curtailed. If this arti-
cle makes some people upset
or if you disagree, go right
ahead, you have the right to
disagree with me, and we can
have disagreement without
being disagreeable.
Many thanks to our county
commissioner and our county
road supervisor and to the
staff members from Hamilton
Correctional :Institute for
"cleaning up" County Road
135. We appreciate all your
hard work and attention to
the cleanliness of our road-
sides. To the public, let's all
work to keep our roadsides
cleaner. Exercise some self
control, save your garbage
until you reach a destination
with a garbage receptacle,
don't throw all your garbage
along our roadsides. Remem-
ber the little jingle from
many years ago "Please,
please don't be a Litter Bug,
because every Litter Bit
hurts."
Many thanks to Janet
Moses of the Folk Arts Stu-
dio for donating many won-
derful pieces of art to be used
in our front office at South
Hamilton during the month
of January. Our office is dec-
orated using a "Snowman"
theme, and it is charming.
I told some friends that the
movie stars go to Cartier or
Harry Winston for jewels on
loan to wear to awards pro-
grams We have our own
jewel in Janet Moses who is
always so generous in shar-
ing her art work with us here
in White Springs. Thank you,
Janet. Very soon, Janet will
complete work on the W. B.
and Edna Feagle house on the


corner of Wesson Street and
Bridge Street I don't know
what her plans are for the
house, but if she wants to op-
erate a shop there, I hope the
city council will "grease the
skids" and waive the fees for
giving her a commercial
waiver. From what I've seen,
she has positively upgraded
all the property she has pur-
chased, and there is some-
thing to be said for that. We
appreciate you, Janet
Jan Hunter and grand-
daughter, Jana Oxendine,
Jasper, traveled to New Mex-
ico over Christmas vacation
to visit with Jan's daughter
and son in law, Jay and Jo
Reinsche, Albuquerque, New
Mexico. Jay and Jo are both
enlisted in the United States
Air Force at Kirkland, Air
Force Base in Albuquerque.
While in New Mexico, the
entire family group visited
several points of interest in-
cluding historic Santa Fe
New Mexico, one of the pre-
miere art centers of the Unit-
ed States made famous by
such graphic artists as Geor-
gia O'Keefe, Los Alamos,
and the several' beautiful
mountainous regions of the
state. Jan stated that New
Mexico was beautiful, and
she and Jana thoroughly en-
joyed themselves. The two
ladies departed from Jack-
sonville on the early morning
of December 18 and came
back on Friday, December 24
- in time to spend Christmas
here in Hamilton County -
What a wonderful Christmas
trip.
Please remember the fol-
lowing in prayer: Hilward
Morgan, Ralph Hardwick,
Ouida Hardwick, Malcolm
Beauchamp, Pearsall Fourak-
er, Amy Claxton, J.M. Mor-
gan, Virginia Beauchamp,
Gussie Cheshire, Ceil Pound,
Gaynelle Greene, Verna Mae
Johnson, Tommie Smith, Ella
Taylor, Martine "Pokey"
Young Jr., Jean Padgett,
Sarah Jordan, Ellen Gay, and
Jane Gay, Lake City, Trey
Townsend, Live Oak, our
state, -our nation, and our
"own" Hamilton County.
Quote for the week: "You
don't get harmony when
everyone sings the same
note." Doug Floyd
Have a good week Hamil-
ton County I love
you.


violate the driver's license
laws of Florida.
Traffic enforcement has
found these checkpoints to be
an effective means of enforc-
ing the equipment and driver's
license laws of Florida, while
ensuring the protection of all
motorists.
The checkpoints will be:
US 41, SR-6 E, SR-6 W, SR-
129, CR-25A, CR-51, CR-
141, CR-143, CR-145, CR-
249, CR-751, and NW 16th
Ave.


Hospice volunteer


training available


in January


Hospice of the Suwan-
nee Valley is offering Vol-
unteer Training to interest-
ed persons who wish to
help patients facing a ter-
minal illness. Learn how
to work with patients 'or
work "behind the scenes."
Registration is required
for the twelve-hour train-
ing program. The classes
will be 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.


on Monday through
Wednesday, January 10
through 12, and Friday,
January 14 at Hospice of
the Suwannee Valley, 618
SW FL Gateway Drive,
Lake City, FL.
To register or for more
information, contact Car-
olyn Long at Hospice of
the Suwannee Valley at
386-752-9191.


VA offers assistance

with renewal forms


The Veterans Administra-
tion is mailing forms and pa-
penrork for the renewal of
benefits.
Anyone that needs assis-
tance \\ith the forms may


\ isit the VA office at 313 NE
Hatley St.. Suite 3. in Jasper,
or call 792-17'2. Office
hours are Monday through
Friday. from 8 a.m to 4:30
p.m.


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CUSTOMER SERVICE CLERK

City of Jasper
The City of Jasper, FL, is accepting applications for the
position of Customer Service Clerk. This position requires the
ability to handle cash and account for it accurately. This job has
responsibility for preparing utility bills, receiving utility payments,
as well as payments for other billings and collections. Minimum
requirements: High School Diploma/GED, and the ability to be
bonded. Possession of computer skills is necessary. Two years
of experience dealing with the public in a customer service
environment while handling funds is required. Salary range is
dependent on experience. The position is currently open and
review of applications will begin immediately upon publication.
Jasper is an EEO/Drug-free employer. Applications from female
and/or minority candidates are encouraged, and selection will
be based on relevant qualifications. The successful candidate
must pass a pre-employment drug screen and will be subject to
follow-up screening, either randomly, or for cause. Applications
submitted after January 13, 2005 will not be considered. Please
apply to Margaret Harper, Chief Financial Officer at 208 W.
Hatley Street, Jasper, Florida 32052. Applications are available
at this address.
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The Hamilton County Sher-
iff's Office will be conducting
driver's license and vehicle
inspection checkpoints during
January in Hamilton County.
Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by de-
fective vehicle equipment,
law-enforcement will concen-
trate its efforts on vehicles be-
ing operated with defects such
as bad brakes, worn tires and
defective lighting equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would


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The Searching for Sinus Re-
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noses, post-nasal drip and
painful sinus headaches this
winter.
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helped their symptoms.
"Some drugs are counterin-
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traps the germs in thick mu-
cus," explains Dr. Diane G.
Heatley, an ear, nose and throat
specialist in Madison, Wis. "On
the other hand, non-drug reme-
dies like nasal washing thin out
the mucus. This opens the nasal
passages and makes it easier to
breathe, providing long-term


success in managing sinus
problems."
Dr. Heatley learned of a
treatment called a neti-pot used
in the practice of yoga for cen-
turies. She went on to develop
the SinuCleanse nasal wash
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including children and preg-
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the root problem of nasal prob-
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mucus from the sinus cavities,
soothing nasal passages rather
than just masking the symp-
toms.
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washing rose dramatically in
the Midwest after publication
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Monthly Meetings
Allen Boyd (D-North
Florida) Staff Live Oak -
Third Wednesday, City
Council Chambers, City
Hall, 101 SE White Ave.,
Live Oak, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
You may reach Congress-
man Boyd by calling 202-
225-5235 or his web site at
www.house.gov/Boyd. Con-
gressman Boyd's staff visit
so that the people of Suwan-
nee County have the oppor-
tunity to discuss in person
issues of concern to them.
Congressman Boyd's staff
has been trained to assist
constituents with a variety
of issues related to various
federal agencies. It is im-
portant to the Congressman
that his staff make them-
selves available for those
who are not able to travel to
either his Panama City or
Tallahassee offices.
Alzheimer's Support
Group Third Thursday,
Marvin E. Jones Building,
Dowling Park, 3:30 p.m.
Call Cindy Erskin at 386-
658-5700.
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at 386-362-3524 or Ri
Buffington at 386
5985.
Branford Camera (
Regular club meetings
p.m., third Thursday,
ford Library, Contact
olyn Hogue 386-935-2
Cub Scout Pack Nc
Committee meets mc
on the second Tuesday
p. m., at the Live
Church of Christ, 1497
Ave (SR 51 South). A
interested is welcome
tend. Call Alan Ste
Committee Chairman,
362-3032, e
commchair@pack4(
or visit pack's we
www.pack408.net, for
tional information.
Tiger, Wolf, Bears, an
belos dens (grades
five) meet every Thu
at the church, 6:30 8
when school is in sessi
lieu of a den ,me
the pack meeting is hc
the fourth Thursday
same time and place
which 'iethe' entire '
meets for awards,, ski
fun. The pack hold t


three activities during the
summer, as well as a week
of Day Camp.
Disabled American Vet-
erans Chapter #126 Sec-
ond Thursday, 6 p.m., 226
Parshley St., S.W. Call 386-
362-1701.
S' Florida Gateway Char-
ter Chapter of the Ameri-
can Business Women's As-
sociation will hold their
regular meeting on the sec-
ond Thursday of each month
at 6 p.m. For more informa-
tion please call Laura Skow
386-362-2086. Our web
site: www.abwa.org.
Friends of Suwannee
River State Park monthly
board meeting are held the
second Tuesday of the
month at 7 p.m. at the
Suwannee River State Park.
For info, contact Member-
ship Chair Walter Schoen-
Ohio fielder 850-971-5354 or e-
uchlin mail wbs@surfbest.net
chard Girl Scout Leaders -
-364- First Monday, 7 p.m. Girl
Scouts of Gateway Council
lub will meet at the Woman's
,7:30 Club. Call Mary Check-Ca-
Bran- son 386-362-4475.

Car- Hamilton County Gov-
a044. ernmental Monthly Meet-
. 408 ings Bellville Volunteer
monthly Fire/Rescue executive
nthl30 board: second Monday of

Oak each month at 7 p.m.
Irvin Hamilton County Alco-
hol and Other Drug Pre-
nyone vention Coalition meet

fanik, fourth Wednesday, 9:30
386- a.m. 11 a.m., at the Hamil-
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08.net meeting room, JRE Lee Ad-
.bsite: ministrative Complex,
addi- Jasper. For more info, con-
The tact Grace McDonald at
d We- 386-938-4911 or e-mail mc-
one donaldgl@alltel.net
Srsday Hamilton County Board
of Commissioners First
on. In Tuesday, 9 a.m., and third
eating, Tuesday at 6 p.m., County
eld on Commissioners' Board
at the Room, courthouse, Jasper.
during Hamilton County
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info, call 386-792-13
Hamilton County
cil on Aging, Inc. -
volunteer drivers f
home-delivered mea
gram. If you enjoy I
others and are intere
need more inforr
please contact
Stubbs at Council on
1509 S.W. First St
Jasper or call 38
1136.
Hamilton County
opment Authority -
the second Thursda
p.m., at the Visitors
mation Center, 306 N
Avenue, Jasper. For
info, call 386-792-68
Hamilton (
Tourist Develo
Council meets the
Wednesday, at 12 n
the Visitors Infor
Center, 306 NE Fi:
enue, Jasper. For mo
call 386-792-6828.
Home and Comn
Educators (HCE)
council meets on tl
Friday of the month
a.m. at the Suwannee
ty Extension Office,
um Complex, E
Street, Live Oak. Th
come new member
further information
386-362-2771.
Jasper City C
Meeting Second M
6 p.m., Jasper City H
Jasper Lions Clul
ing Second and
Tuesday, 7 p.m., R
Diner. Call Jim Taitt
their information a
938-3582.
Jennings Town (
Meeting First Tue
p.m., Jennings Town
MainStreet Ha
County, Inc. Third
day, MainStreet
Jasper, 6 p.m.
School Board -
Tuesday, 6 p.m.
White Springs
Council "Meeting:
Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
Springs Town Hall.
I Can Cope Edu
support group for a
of cancer for patient
lies and friends. Thin
day, 7 p.m., Marvin
Building, Dowling
Call Cindy 386-658-
Leona 4-H Com
Club First Mon
p.m., home of Av
Betty Hicks, 6107 18
McAlpin. Call Bett
at 386-963-4205
Nettles at 386-963-1
Lion's Club Fa
reau meeting, room,
second Tuesday an
Tuesday. Call
Tucker 386-963-457
Live Oak Artist
7 p.m., first Tuesd
Luke's Episcopal
Contact Don Strick
386-362-5146.
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first Thursday of
month. If you are lo
for a strong home s
support group please
tact Pat at 386-364-17
Live Oak Garden (
Monthly from Sept.
The Morning Glorie
group-third Friday ar
Night Bloomers
group-third Tuesday,
S.W. Eleventh Street.


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no charge. For more info or
if you can't travel to the
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Devel- zens meet at 11 a.m
- meets Monday of the month
y, at 7 Exhibition II Building
3 Infor- iseum Complex, 130
4E First Eleventh St., Live
r more Members have the op
!28. nity to take part in es
County tours. For more info
)pment Lula Herring at 38(
second 1510.
oon, at Suwannee Valley
mation mane Society Animal
rst Av- ter The monthly m
re info, will be held on the s
Monday of the moi
munity noon at the shelter
the more information, c
he first the toll-free number
at 9:30 Adoptl2 (866-236-
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Colise- (use the south entran
leventh Lee off CR 255, M
ey wel- County.
rs. For Live Oak, Suw
n call County Recreation
of Directors Second
council day, 5:45 p.m.at the S
monday, nee Parks & Recreati
lall. fices on Silas Drive.
b Meet- MADD Dads -
fourth Thursday at 7. p.m.
Boosters Suwannee County
for fur- house.
at 386- Man To Man Gr
Meets regularly at 7
Council second Thursday
-sday, 7 month at the Mar
Hall. Jones Building, Do
imilton Park. Each program
i Thurs- of charge and refresh
Office, are provided. For furt
formation, call the
Fourth can Cancer Society i
ACS-2345 or the loc
Town fice at 888-295-6787
Third '2) Evt.: 114.
White Market Days -
Christian Village, fir
national urday, 8 a.m. 1 p.m.
ny type on first-come, firs
s, fami- basis, $5 each. '
rd Tues- Square shops open. C
E. Johes Lodge Office 38
Park. 5200.
-5700. McAlpin Comr
imunity Club Regular m
nday, 7 meetings are held
on and second Monday at 7
80th St., beginning with a c
y Hicks dish dinner. Every
or Pam welcome. The purp
236. the Club is to ac
irm Bu- members of the corn
7 p.m., with all the services t
d fourth available in the Coun
Richard info on scheduled sp
77. call Grant Meadow
Guild 386-935-9316 or
day, St. Jones, 386-963-535
Church. info on renting the bi
land at call Kristie Harrison
364-3400.
hristian MOMS Club -


meet Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. at
every the fellowship hall of Bethel
)oking Missionary Baptist Church.
school Go West on US 90 seven
con- miles from 1-75, and 1-1/2
34. miles from the
Club Columbia/Suwannee Coun-
-May. ty line. 12 miles from Live
-s day Oak. For more info call
id the 386-397-1254 or e-mail
night MOMSClubofLiveOak-
1302 LakeCityFl@alltel.net
, Live Nursing Mom's Group -
Second Friday, 10 a.m.,
Citi- Suwannee River Regional
., first Library. Call Michelle, 386-
at the 776-2955, for more infor-
Col- mation.
2 SW Remembering the Loss
Oak. of Your Baby An open
'portu- support group for families
corted who have experienced the
D, call loss of a baby through mis-
6-364- carriage, ectopic pregnancy,
stillbirth, newborn death or
Hu- termination due to fetal ab-
I Shel- normality or maternal com-
ieeting plications. Group meets the
second first Thursday of each
nth at month, 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m.,
r. For at Hospice of North Central
contactt Florida, North Building
: 866- Counseling Room, 4305
7812). NW 90th Blvd.,
Loop Gainesville. To register or
ce). In for more information con-
adison tact Cheryl Bailey at Hos-
pice of North Central Flori-
annee da at 352-692-5107 or 800-
Board 816-0596.
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your area to assist elders
Third and their caregivers receive
at the information and assistance
Court- on health insurance and
Medicare. Comprehensive
group training is provided by the
p.m., Florida Department of Elder
each Affairs. This service is pro-
vin E. vided at no charge. Call the
bowling Elder Helpline toll-free at
is free 800-262-2243.
hments SHINE (Serving Health
her in- Insurance Needs of El-
Ameri- ders) Branford Library,
at 800- US 129 North, Branford, 9-
cal of- 11 a.m. first Wednesday of
(Press every month. Elders and
their caregivers in Suwan-
Advent nee County who are trying
st Sat- to understand Medicare arid
Space other health insurance pro-
t-serve grams can receive help from
Village the Florida Department Of
,all the Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serv-
6-658- ing Health Insurance Needs
of Elders) Program. Spe-
nunity cially trained SHINE volun-
ionthly teers help Medicare recipi-
on the ents make informed deci-
7 p.m., sions about their health in-
overed surance and Medicare Pre-
one is scription Drug Cards.
ose of SHINE volunteers also ili-
cquaint form seniors about free arid
munity discounted prescription
hat are drug programs and eligibili-
ity. For ty requirements. This ser-
eakers, vice is provided at no
ws Jr., charge. For more info,or if
Shirley you can't travel to the site,
7. For contact the Elder Helpline
building, toll-free at 800-262-2243,
at 386- Monday Friday 8:30 a.m.-
4:30 p.m.
Second SHINE (Serving Health
Insurance Needs of El-
Sders) Advent Christian
Village Dowling Park -
Schedule appointment with
SHINE counselor by calling
386-658-3333 or 386-658-
5329. Elders and their care-
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who are trying to under-
stand Medicare and other
health insurance programs
can receive help from the
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'ders) Live Oak Suwan-
nee River Regional Library,
US 129 South, 12:30-2:30
Sp.m. second Monday of
every month. Elders and
their caregivers in Suwan-
nee County who are trying
Sto understand Medicare and
other health insurance pro-
Sgrams can receive help from
the Florida Department of
SElder Affairs' SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance
'Needs of Elders) Program.
Specially trained SHINE
"volunteers help Medicare
recipients make informed
decisions about their health
.insurance and Medicare
Prescription Drug Cards.
SHINE volunteers also in-
- form seniors about free and
discounted prescription
drug programs and eligibili-
ty requirements. This ser-
vice is provided at no
charge. For more info or if
you can't travel to the site,
contact the Elder Helpline
toll-free at 800-262-2243,
Monday Friday 8:30 a.m.-
4:30 p.m.
SHINE (Serving Health


Insurance Needs of El-
ders) Mayo Library, SR
51, Mayo, 12:30-2:30 p.m. -
first Wednesday of every
month. Elders and their
caregivers in Lafayette
County who are trying to
understand Medicare and
other health insurance pro-
grams can receive help from
the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs' SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) Program.
Specially trained SHINE
volunteers help Medicare
recipients make informed
decisions about their health
insurance and Medicare
Prescription Drug Cards.
SHINE volunteers also in-
form seniors about free and
discounted prescription
drug programs and eligibili-
ty requirements. This ser-
vice is provided at no
charge. For more info or if
you can't travel to the site,
contact the Elder Helpline
toll-free at 800-262-2243,
Monday Friday 8:30 a.m.-
4:30 p.m.
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and Craft Designers Mar-
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Thursday, 7 p.m., Coliseum


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Winter. A season marked by shorter days, cool-
Ser temperatures, and typically more time spent
,indoors. The perfect season to watch movies in
front of a fire, curl up with a good book or set to
work on that novel of your own that you've been
Meaning to write all these years. Winter also is a
Prime season to develop the condition known as
Dry Eye.
It has been estimated that 10 to 20 percent of
the U.S. population suffers from Dry Eye. Symp-
toms of the condition include dry, tired eyes;
blurriness; itchiness or scratchiness; feelings of
grittiness; burning, stinging or foreign body sen-
sation in the eye; and sensitivity to light.
Dry Eye is especially common in winter
months when air typically is dryer thanks to low
precipitation levels outside and heating systems
indoors. Extreme cold, heat and wind can zap
moisture from eyes, leaving them dry and irritat-
ed. So can recycled air in airplanes, offices and
gyms.
Aging, hormonal changes, certain types of
medications, including oral contraceptives and
antihistamines, extended contact lens use,
-smoke, pollution and concentrated near work
S'such as staring at a computer screen for extended
Periods of time, can also contribute to Dry Eye.
Dry Eye occurs when there is inadequate wet-
ting and lubrication of the eye. Blinking is the
body's natural response to this condition and
helps to spread moisture in the form of tears over
the surface of the eye. The average person blinks
eight times per minute. That number decreases
Dramatically -- by nearly half-- when we spend
extended periods of time reading, writing, using
;'a computer or even driving.


extension offices.
Suwannee Chapter of
the Florida Trail Associa-
tion Second Monday, 7
p.m., Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District.
For more information, call
Don Neale 386-362-4850 or
Sylvia Dunnam 386-362-
3256.
Suwannee County
Tourist Development
Council Fourth Tuesday, 1
p.m., Chamber of Com-
merce Building, 816 S.
Ohio Ave., P.O. Drawer C.,
Live Oak, Fla. 32064
Suwannee County Cat-
tlemen's Association-
Third Thursday, 6:30 p.m.,
Farmers Co-op meeting
room,. Call Herb Rogers
386-362-4118.
Suwannee County 'Se-
nior Citizens meet at
10:30 a.m., first Monday of
the month at the Exhibition
II Building, Coliseum Com-
plex, 1302 SW Eleventh St.,
Live Oak. For more info
call Lula Herring at 386-
364-1510.
Suwannee Valley
Builders Association Sec-
ond Thursday, 6 p.m., Farm
Bureau meeting room, 407


ry eye this winter
Dry Eye can be managed and rarely causes se-
rious complications, but should always be treat-
ed. "Artificial tears like those found in SYS-
TANE Lubricant Eye Drops are available
without a prescription and are clinically proven
to reduce both signs and symptoms of Dry Eye,"
said Shachar Tauber, MD, director of Oph-
thalmic Research, Cornea and Refractive
Surgery at St. John's Clinic Eye Specialists in
Springfield, Mo.
Avoid products designed to remove redness,
however, as some medical professionals believe
these only mask symptoms and can actually
cause eyes to become dryer.
Remember your eyes this winter season
whether you live, work and play in a cold or
warm environment, and protect them from dry-
ness in the same way you take care to moisturize
your skin, condition your hair and apply bahn to
your lips.
Following are tips from Alcon, Inc., the maker
of SYSTANE Lubricant Eye Drops, to help
you preserve your eye health and alleviate the
discomfort of Dry Eye this season:
Use artificial tears such as SYSTANE Lu-
bricant Eye Drops to alleviate discomfort and
protect your eyes from dryness
Visit your eye care professional for an annu-
al eyecare exam
Discard old or expired cosmetics and contact
lenses
Wear sunglasses outdoors and in the car to
protect your eyes against harmful ultraviolet
(UV) rays
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids
Eat right
Avoid extremely dry, cold or windy environ-
ments when possible
Use a humidifier in your office and home to
counteract the effects of heated and recycled air
If you work on a computer or read for ex-
tended periods of time, take frequent breaks and
allow your eyes to rest
For more information on Dry Eye and protect-
ing your eyes during the winter months, contact
your eye care professional or visit www.sys-
tane.com.


Dowling Ave., Live Oak, S5
per person for meal and
meeting.
Suwannee Valley Ge-
nealogical Society First
Thursday, 7 p.m., Wilbur St.
Live Oak (behind Mizell's).
Open Tuesdays and Thurs-
days, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-
5 p.m. Phone 386-330-
0110.
Suwannee Valley Quil-
ters First and third Thurs-
day, 10 a.m. Jane-386-776-
2909 after 4 p.m.
Suwannee Valley Kennel
Club Third Tuesday, 7:30
p.m., Hospitality and Recre-
ational Building, Columbia
County Fairgrounds, Lake
City, P.O. Box 2013, Lake
City, Fla. 32056.
Tobacco-Free Partner-
ship of Suwannee County -
meet quarterly, call Mary
Jordan Taylor 386-362-
2708, ext. 232.
Vivid Visions, Inc. A
shelter and outreach agency
for victims of domestic vio-
lence meets the first Mon-
day of each month at 5:30
p.m., Douglass Center Con-
ference Room. All persons
interested in helping vic-
tims of domestic violence
are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call
386-364-5957.
Wellborn Community
Association Second
Thursday, 7 p.m., Wellborn
Community Center. Contact
Bonnie Scott at 386-963-
4952 or leave a message at
386-208-1733. WCA
(building fund)-First Sat-
urday-Blueberry Pancake
Breakfast, center of Well-
born, Andrews Square.
Blueberry pancakes,
sausage, OJ, coffee. New
Years Day changed to Jan.
8, 2005.
Wellborn Neighborhood
Watch last Thursday, 7
p.m., Blake Lowe Building,
1517 4th Ave., Wellborn.
For more information, call
Bruce or Jane 386-963-
3196.
Weekly Meetings


Al-Anon/Mayo Al-Anon
Group: meets each Thurs-
day, 8 p.m., Mayo Manna
House, Pine Street for
family members and friends
to show support. For more
info call Barbara 386-294-
3348 or Marcia 386-208-
1008.
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Branford meets Tuesday
and Friday, 7:30 p.m., Bran-
ford United Methodist
Church, Express and Henry
St., Branford. For more info
call 386-935-2242 or Dis-
trict 16 Help Line toll-free -
800-505-0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Live Oak meets Tuesday
and Friday, 8 p.m., Precinct
Voting Building, Nobles
Ferry Road, Live Oak. For
more info, call District 16
Help Line toll-free 800-
505-0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Mayo Group meets Sun-
day, Monday, Wednesday
and Thursdays at 8 p.m. The
meetings are held at Manna
House, Pine Street, Mayo.
For more info call 386-294-
2423 or District 16 Help
Line toll-free 800-505-
0702.
Alcoholics Anonymous -
White Springs Courage
to Change meets Monday,
8 p.m., Methodist Church,
White Springs. For more
info call 386-397-1410 or
District 16 Help Line toll-
free 800-505-0702.
Bluegrass Association -
Saturday, Spirit of the
Suwannee Park, 6 p.m.
Covered dish. SRBA mem-
bers admitted free. For info,
call 386-364-1683.
Bridge Club Monday,
6:45 p.m., Golden Corral
Restaurant, Live Oak. For
information call 386-362-
3200.
Boy Scout Troop #693 -
Every Monday, 7 p.m., Shrine
Club, Bass Road, until further
notice. Call 386-776-2863.
Live Oak Singles Group -
meets Friday, 7:30 p.m., Live
Oak Christian Church fellow-


ship hall on US 129 North,
Live Oak (next to Walt's
Ford). Parking is between
church and cemetery on
church property or along US
129 North. This not a church
sponsored event. For more
info, call Carla at 386-364-
4756. Visit web site at
http://groups.yahoo.com/grou
p/SuwanneeSingles/
Narcotics Anonymous -
The Gratitude Group Meet-
ings held Monday, 7 p.m., at
St. Luke's Episcopal Church,
1391 S.W. Eleventh St. (in the
back), Live Oak, FL 32060.
Over Eaters Anonymous -
We care. Meets Mondays
11:35 a.m.- 12:50 p.m., Mon-
days, at Suwannee River Re-
gional Library, 129 South,
Live Oak. For more info call
386-364-4749.
Quarterback Club Meet-
ing Old Nettie Baisden
school next to the football sta-
dium, 6:30 p.m., every Mon-
day.
Square Dance With
Vagabond Squares, Thursday,
7-9:30 p.m., St. Luke's Episco-
pal Church, Newbem Road.
Loyce Harrell 386-963-3225,
or Ralph Beekman, 386-752-
2544.
Suwannee River Riding
Club Membership fee $25
per year. Team roping first and
third Friday night. Speed
events first and third Saturday
night. Call 386-935-2622.
Suwannee Valley Barber-
shop Chorus Every Tuesday,
Crapps Meeting Room,
Suwannee River Regional Li-
brary, US 129 South, 7 p.m.
Call Fred Phillips 386-362-
1886.
TOPS Take Off Pounds
Sensibly, the Live Oak Com-
munity Church of God, every
Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-weigh-in,
meeting 9 a.m. Barbara Crain
- 386-362-5933 or Sharon
Martin 386-364-5423.
Weight Watchers Mon-
day, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., St.
Luke's Episcopal.. 800-651-
6000.

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your nose or mouth after
coming in contact with a sur-
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People can pass the flu
along even before they real-
ize they're sick. "Once symp-
toms start, it is important to
treat them with over-the-
counter medications -- they
make you feel better and can
'help to prevent the spread of
the flu," says Dr. Holly
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Drink plenty of liquids
Avoid using alcohol and
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Rub ointment on and
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Use a humidifier in your
bedroom and take hot show-
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Have some chicken soup
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Dress in layers; when you
feel warm remove a layer or
two, and when you feel
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Onward
Upon another closing year,
The Lord has blessed beyond belief
To know He shares our every step,
Our burdens find such sweet relief.

Don't glance back to yesterday,
Standfast and look ahead.
Another day to walk with Jesus,
And practice what He said.

Lord bless our year 2005,
Let souls be dearer than before.
To share each day,
your truth and word,
that Christ is the only door.

So as we march to better days,
Help this Army to ever see.
All the blessings and
mercy's we receive,
From always loving Thee.

Thank You Lord,
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to this time of year to
let you know just how much
we value your friendship
and support. Here's hoping
all your year brings
much opportunity and happiness
to you and your loved ones.
Happy New Year!
In Christ,
Myrtle Parnell



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Pastor Jim Wade,
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Time for some fun in the Holy
Scriptures of our living God.
Starting Jan. 9 here at First
UMC Live Oak I will be preach-
ing a sermon series. "WHY
DOES ANYBODY NEED JE-
SUS?" is the title of this thought
provoking and perhaps contro-
versial series. Listed below are
the sermon titles and scriptures
for each Sunday in January.
Jan. 9, 2005 "No Rusty
Swords;" Text, Hebrews 4:11-
16, a message dealing with
sharpening the weapons of the
\faith in preparation to battle evil


in the 21st century.
Jan. 16, 2005 "What's So
Amazing About Grace?" Text,
John 1:29-42, GRACE is from a
source at the center of God's
love demonstrated in Jesus.
Jan. 23, 2005 "There Is Only
One Source of Vision," Text,
Matthew 22:34-40, we err when
we underestimate the true power
of a vision.
Jan. 30, 2005 "There Is Only
One Way To Deal With: sooth-
saying, sorcery, witchcraft, div-
ination, enchantments and fa-
miliar spirits;" Texts: 2 Chroni-
cles 33:6; Revelation 21:8;
Galatians 5:16-21. Do not be
misled, my friends, in our mod-


ern age of science and technolo-
'gy the spiritual realm is still real
and filled with soul consuming
danger.
As United Methodists' we
stand on the rock of the founda-
tion, Jesus Christ, the Son of the
living God, Creator of all. We
place our trust in the sacrifice of
Jesus on the cross as our hope in
His saving grace, claiming the
empowerment of the Holy Spir-
it of our Lord in all that we do
and living out the ancient tradi-
tions of holiness as our testimo-
ny to discipleship. Come join
us.


Praying that you
blessed New Year.


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United Methodists urged to join in 2005

'Week of Prayer for Christian Unity'


NEW YORK The United
Methodist Church's top ecu-
menical officials are encourag-
ing congregations to set aside
time in January to participate in
the annual Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity.
Bishop William B. Oden,
ecumenical officer for the de-
nomination's council of bish-
ops, and Larry D. Pickens, gen-
eral :secretary of the General
Commission on Christian Uni-
ty and Interreligious Concerns,
said the week of January 18-25
has been designated for the ob-
servance.
"For more than 90 years,
Christians have set aside time
for prayer and reflection on
their unity in Christ," Oden
said. "We encourage United
Methodists to join in this im-
portant celebration and obser-
vance."
Pickens said the theme for
the 2005 observance is "All
Things are Yours... You Be-
long in Christ... and Christ, the
Unique Foundation, Belongs to
God," reflecting Paul's letter to
the church at Corinth in 1
Corinthians 3:1-23.


"Christians across the world
.will come together in celebra-
tion of our unity in Christ,"
Pickens said.
Free resources to assist con-
gregations and ecumenical or-
ganizations in the planning and
celebration of the Week of
Prayer are available on-line
from the Graymoor Ecumeni-
cal and Interreligious Institute
Sof New York City- The Web site
is: www.geii.org
On-line resources include
bulletin and pulpit announce-
ments, suggestions for scripture
references, and tools for com-
municating messages about the
Week of Prayer in local com-
munities.
Here is the letter sent to
bishops and church leaders
this week by Bishops Oden
and Pickens:
Dec. 14, 2004
Dear Friends:
All United Methodists are
encouraged to observe the
Week of Prayer for Christian
Unity, on Jan. 18 25.
Communities across the
world will come together in
celebration of our unity in


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The Week of Prayer for
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The theme for 2005 is, "All
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By Pam Campbell
I trust you had a Blessed Christmas
celebrating our Savior's birth! The
New Year has come upon us, whether
we are ready for it or not! I know a lot
of people make new year's resolutions
that may or may not be kept. I have
never really tried to make a so called
"New Years resolution." It seems to me
our time would be much more wisely
spent taking t look at our Spiritual
lives, where we are and where we
would like to be or need to be. Yes, we
have a new year to look forward to, we
wonder if our hopes and dreams for the
new year will come to pass, and we
may be looking forward with excite-
ment to the great possibilities, or we
may worry about our family, our
health, our finances and numerous oth-
er things that concern us about another
year.
As I look back over my life thus far,
I see how far God has brought me and
how his hand has guided and protected


By Pam Campbell
Wow, I can hardly believe it is a
new year! I hope you had a really
great Christmas, and are excited about
2005, a brand new year to live! No
matter how old you are, this new year
is a chance -for you to make a lot of
choices about your life! I suppose you
are wondering what kind of choices
kids can make about their lives. I want
you to know there are lots of them you
make every day, even though you may
not know it! You can choose to be
happy, you can choose to be unhappy,
you can choose to say yes, or to say
no, you can choose to do your school-
work or not do it all, you can choose
to love or you can choose to hate, you
can choose to,be helpful, or choose to
make things hard for others, you can
choose to be healthy or choose to do
things that.ar@not healthy. You have a
lot of choices you can make no matter
how old you are. You can choose to
believe in Jesus, or you can choose to
ignore Him.
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myself and my family every step of the
way. I know first hand that God is a
miracle worker. My family and I have
received so many miracles that it
would be impossible to count them all.
I find myself amazed at how fast the
years seem to come and go. It seems
hard to believe that I have a daughter in
college at UF and that my husband and
I have been married for 30 years! I
guess that means I am getting older,
and hopefully wiser. I know every year
that passes by brings us closer to our
eternal home, each of us no matter
what our age, will someday leave this
world. We have a choice of where we
will spend eternity. We can accept the
fact that Jesus Christ is God's Son,
born of a virgin, hung on a cross and
rose again for our sins, we can believe
on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved
and leave this world someday for our
eternal home in Heaven, or we can re-
ject Him and leave this world someday
to hell for eternity.


and accept Him as your Savior and
best friend, so you can talk to Him
and He will always be with you to
help you and guide you and fill every
day of your life in the new year with
His peace and happiness. If you make
that' choice, then you Will 'live with
Him in heaven some day.
We all have the new year ahead of
us. We all hope it will be the wonder-
ful, exciting one we want, and some-
times even kids may worry about
things that might happen in the new
year, but everyone, especially you,
has the new year to talk to God, to
grow closer to Him, to really get to
know Him, and find out what He
wants for your future! Remember, in
the Bible which is God's Word, He
says in Psalms 32:8 "I will instruct
you and teach you in the way that you
should -go: I will guide you with My
eye." God cares very much about your
future and about what you do in the
new year, 2005. Remember, He is al-
ways with you, and He will never
leave you. Take tim6 to talk to God in
your own words this year! I pray that
you have a very Blessed 2005!


830 Pinewood St. *
Pastor Randy


Yes, life is full of choices, and some
of our choices will have eternal conse-
quences with our lives and the lives of
those we love. Many times people play
the 'what if 'game "What if this or
What if that," it may be worry or it may
be wishful thinking. Whatever the case,
the what ifs, and the "if only" never
will change something after it has hap-
pened. "If" is only a two letter word,
but many times it is one that has a lot
of meaning in our lives. When we start
to play those if games in our minds we
need to learn to do as God says in 1 Pe-
ter 5:7 Casting all your care upon
Him, for He careth for you." We all do
have choices, we can choose to be hap-
py, we can choose to be unhappy, we
can choose to live healthy, or choose to
destroy our bodies, we can work hard
or hardly ever work, we can be a giver,
or we can choose to only take, we can
love or we can hate, yes, we have a lot
of choices. What we do with the choic-
es that are set before us each and every
day of this new year is up to us.
The most important thing we can do
as we head into the year 2005 is to
make this year a new beginning. If you
are reading this, and you don't know
the peace and love that comes from
knowing Jesus Christ, you don't have
His joy and guidance, you have never
asked Him to come into your heart and
save your soul, you don't know that
when you leave this world where you
will go, it is time for you to make that
first step toward a new beginning, ask
Jesus to come into your heart. "John
3:16 says For God so loved the world
(meaning you) that He gave His only
begotten son that whosoever believeth
on Him will have eternal life." When
you find Jesus, you truly have a won-
derful new year ahead of you! If you
are already a Christian and you really


know Jesus as your Lord
and Savior, then you
know that with God in
control of your life, this
new year will be a very
blessed year!
Psalms 40:4 says
"Blessed is the man that
maketh the Lord his
trust." I want to chal-
lenge you this year to
take the time as often as
possible to go outside all
alone, to get away from
telephones, TV sets, all


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other people, all distractions and talk
to God. Talk to Him from your heart.
You don't have to pray a certain
prayer, He already knows everything
about you and everything you are
thinking. Be honest with Him, tell Him
how you feel and what you need, what
is bothering you, pray for others, actu-
ally have a conversation with Jesus!
Then take time to thank Him, maybe
even praise Him or sing to Him. He
loves to spend time with His children.
I know some of my most favorite times
are those spent out in our woods under
the stars, just the Lord and I. Look up
at the vastness of the stars and the
moon, the magnificent beauty above
and realize that God is the father of it
all. The Lord will meet you there and
when you find this place with the
Lord, it is truly the beginning of a
more personal relationship with Him.
You will find your life seems to flow
so much smoother and the sweet peace
you will find will hold you up on days
when everything seems to go wrong.
The Bible says "Delight thyself also in
the Lord; and He shall give thee the
desires of your heart" Psalms 37:4 Yes,
when we learn to delight ourselves in
the Lord we will find that many things
that we desire, that we hold in our
heart, will come to pass. What a won-
derful new beginning to a new year, to
know that Jesus is our Savior and
Lord, to learn to spend time alone with
Him and to find that we truly can re-
ceive the desires of our heart if we take
time to really know Him.
Yes, the new year, 2005 has arrived,
what kind of choices will you make,
what will you do with the new begin-
ning of the new year? I pray each of us
will make wise choices guided by the
hand of God, so we will all have a
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CALENDAR OF
EVENTS
Through Jan. 31
Driver's license and
vehicle inspection
checkpoints scheduled
The Florida Highway Pa-
trol will conduct driver's li-
cense and vehicle inspec-
tion checkpoints through
Jan. 31, on Brown Road,
CR 252, CR 252-A, CR
252-B, CR 25-A, SR 47, SR
341, US 441, US 41, CR
245, CR 238, CR 135, Turn-
er Road, SR 100, Trotter's
Road, Fairfield Farms
Road, CR 250, CR 349, SR
247 and SR 25 in Columbia
County; CR 132, CR 136,
CR 136-A, CR 137, CR
249, CR 250, CR 252, CR
349,.CR49, CR 795, SR 20,
SR 247, SR 10, SR 51, US
129 and Mitchell Road in
Suwannee County;. and CR
136, CR 152, CR,143, CR
249, CR 137, CR 251, CR
146, CR 135, CR 141, CR
150, CR 145 and US 41, SR
6, SR 25 in Hamilton Coun-
ty. Recognizing the danger
presented to the public by
defective vehicle equip-
ment, troopers will concen-
trate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with de-
fects such as bad brakes,
worn tires and defective
lighting equipment. In addi-
tion, attention will be di-
rected to drivers who would
violate the driver license
laws of Florida. The Patrol
has found these checkpoints
to be an effective means of
enforcing the equipment
and driver's license laws of
Florida while ensuring the
protection of all motorists.
Register now!
Pottery classes at Stephen
Foster State Park
Pottery classes offered for
both advanced and beginner
students for eight weeks
from 6-9- p.m., Jan. 17-
March 7, by master potter
and craft demonstrator Jean
Davidoff at Craft Square,
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park, White
Springs. Several methods of
.working with clay, includ-
ing slab, coil, pinch and
wheel-thrown pottery will
be taught for.a fee of $100,
plus $25 for materials. Lim-
ited space. Advance regis-
tration required. For more
info, call 386-397-1920 or
visit www.stephenfosterc-
so.org.
Register Now!
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley will hold Helping
Hands Volunteer Orienta-
tion on Jan. 5
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley will hold Helping
Hands Volunteer Orienta-
tion from 10-11 a.m. on
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005 at
its office at 618 SW FL
Gateway Drive, Lake City.
Make a difference in some-
one's life! After attending
orientation and completing
the screening process, you
will be eligible for volun-
teering in the Hospice Attic
thrift store, administrative
offices as well as helping at
special events, educational
fairs, community events and
fund raising. Registration
required! To register or for
more information contact
Carolyn Long at 386-752-
9191.
Now April 1. 2005
Ten Star All Star
Basketball Camp
Applications are now be-
ing evaluated for The Ten
Star All Star Summer Bas-


ketball Camp. The camp is
by invitation only. Boys and
girls ages 10-19 are eligible
to apply. Past participants
include: Michael Jordan,
Tim Duncan, Vince Carter,
Jerry Stackhouse, Grand
Hill and Antawn Jamison.
Players from 50 states and
17 foreign countries attend-
ed the 2004 camp. College
basketball scholarships are
possible for players selected


to the All-American Team.
Camp locations include:
Babson Park and Atlanta,
Ga. For a free brochure, call
704-373-0873 anytime.
The 5th Army
Association tour of
Italy, departing New York
on June 15, 2005
The 5th Army Associa-
tion World War II, Italy,
will conduct a 10 day final
tour of Italy, departing New
York on June 15, 2005 visit-
ing Rome, Venice, Flo-
rence, Pisa, Sorrento and a
special stop at the American
Military Cemetery near
Anzio. Former members of
the many combat divisions
and support groups, their
families, friends and those
interested in the history of
the U.S. 5th Army can con-
tact Sny Canton at 5277B
Lakefront Blvd., Delray
Beach, FL 33484 or call
561-865-8495.
Calling all classmates of
SHS Class of 1986
Hello! To the graduating
class of 1986, our 20 year
reunion is fast approaching.
It will be great to see every-
one. Preparation for the re-
union is in progress. Class
members please contact An-
gela Hunter Mandrell at her
e-mail address: Man-
dr003@bellsouth.net. The
class members may also
contact Catrena Francis at:
VanessaFrancis@msn.com
as soon as possible.
Tickets on sale now!
Riverdance engage-
ment rescheduled for Feb.
4-6,2005
The return engagement
for Riverdance, originally
scheduled for Feb. 18-20,
2005, has been rescheduled
to Feb. 4-6, 2005, at the
Curtis M. Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts,
Gainesville. Tickets for per-
formances of Riverdance,
scheduled' lFebr'a'ry," 426, '
2005, are-on sale now. Pa-
trons who already pur-
chased tickets for the per-
formances may use their
tickets for the performances
at the same times: Feb. 18
tickets on Feb. 4; Feb. 19
tickets on Feb. 5; and Feb.
20 tickets on' Feb. 6. For
more info, patrons can con-
tact the Phillips Center Box
Office at 352-392-ARTS
(2787) or toll-free within
Florida at 800-905-ARTS
(2787). Riverdance is spon-
sored by ERA Trend Realty
and Shands HealthCare.
Visit the Riverdance web-
site at
www.riverdance.com. Tick-
ets are also available at the
University Box Office, all
Ticketmaster outlets,
www.ticketmaster.com or
by calling Ticketmaster at
904-353-3309. Cash, Visa
and MasterCard are accept-
ed. The Phillips Center Box
Office is open Monday -
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Performance dates, times
and programs are subject to
change.
Sign up now!
Live Oak Senior Citi-
zens schedule tours
Live Oak Senior Citizens
schedule escorted tours to:
Gaither Homecoming Con-
cert, Jan. 22, 2005; The
Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit,
The Festival of Flowers and
a river boat cruise, Mobile,
Ala., March 8-11, 2005;
Carnival Cruise to Western
Caribbean, May 15-22,
2005; and a San Antonio
Experience, Oct. 19-23,
2005. Costs and deadlines
for payment vary for each


trip. The group meets the
first Monday, 10:30 a.m.,
Extension Building II, Agri-
culture Center. Visitors wel-
come. For more info, con-
tact Lula Herring at 386-
364-1510.
Jan. 5 and 6
EMT and paramedic
classes set to begin at
NFCC
Students interested in
EMT or paramedic training


at North Florida Communi-
ty College need to register
now for classes beginning
the first week of January.
Emergency medical techni-
cian (EMT) training is an
11-credit hour program that
will finish up July. Classes
begin Jan. 6 and will be
held Tuesday and Thursday
nights from 6 to 10.The
paramedic program begins
Jan. 5 and is an 11-month
training. Classes will be
held every third weekday, 9
to 4. The spring schedule
has been set up to accom-
modate EMTs who are cur-
rently working an EMS
schedule. There are plenty
of jobs available for certi-
fied EMTs and paramedics
according to Rebecca Cash,
EMT and paramedic in-
structor. "Reports about a
shortage of healthcare pro-
fessionals are true," said
Cash. For more information
call 850.973-1629 or 973-
1673.
Jan. 6
Legislative hearing
Rep. Dwight Stansel (D-
Wellborn) and Sen. Nancy
Argenziano (R-Dunnellon)
will hold a Legislative pub-
lic hearing Thursday, Jan. 6,
2005 between the hours of
2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in
Live Oak. The hearing will
be held at the Live Oak City
Hall Council chambers. Just
before the 2005 Legislative
session gets underway in
February, the two elected
officials are interested in
hearing what the public and
other elected officials have
to say regarding upcoming
legislation and local issues
in general. All residents and
elected officials are encour-
aged and invited to attend
the hearing. The hearing,
which also give Stansel and
Argenziano the opportunity
to brief everyone on what to
"expect' fr6m -the" up coJTn'r
session, is an opportunity
for you to see your elected
officials in action, give
them a bit of advise, discuss
issues and perhaps. get an-
swers to some questions
you may have. Keep in
mind Stansel and Argen-
ziano handle state issues,
not city matters or federal
issues.
Jan. 5-11
NFCC late registration
fro Spring term
Wednesday, Jan 5, 2005 -
Classes begin. Late regis-
tration through Jan. 11,
2005. North Florida Com-
munity College, Madison,
850-973-1622 or
www.nfcc.edu.
Jan. 6
American Red Cross
will hold an Adult
CPR/First Aid class in
Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Adult CPR/First Aid
class from 6-9:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 6, at their of-
fice at 264 NE Heminando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
386-752-0650.
Jan. 7
Haliegh Bates,
Miss Florida Rodeo USA
2004-2005 Benefit
Jackpot Barrel Race*
Haliegh Bates, Miss
Florida Rodeo USA 2004-
2005 Benefit Jackpot Barrel
Race on Friday, Jan. 7,
2005, at the Bob Holmes
Rodeo Arena at the Colise-
um 'Complex in Live Oak.
$500 added money! $30 en-
try fee, $4 exhibition and a
75 percent payback. NBHA


rules apply. Exhibition from
5- 6:45 p.m., show begins at
7 p.m. NOTE: Added Mon-
ey: 75-100 riders = $500
and 4D payout; under 75
riders = $250 and 3D pay-
out. Barrel racers are asked
to participate in the fund-
raiser to help send her to
Oklahoma to compete in the
Miss Rodeo USA Pageant
for the IRPA Rodeo. For
more info, call Sandy Mer-


ritt at 386-590-0662, Rita
Bates at 386-752-9148 or
Darrel Summers at 386-
935-0447.
Jan. 7
Live Oak Single's
meeting
Live Oak Single's will
meet at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 7, at
the fellowship hall of Live
Oak Christian Church on
US 129 North beside Walt's
Ford dealership. This is not
a church event. Park be-
tween church and cemetery
on church property or along
US 129 North. For more
info, call 386-364-4756 af-
ter 3 p.m. or visit web site
http://groups.yahoo.com/gr
oup/SuwanneeSingles/?ygu
id=93209524.
Jan. 7-9
Icebreaker Swap Meet
Icebreaker Swap Meet, a
three-day event at Spirit of
the Suwannee Music Park &
Campground with demon-
strations, exhibits, odds and
ends, and new John Deere,
Kubota, Massey Ferguson,
New Holland and Veltra
tractors. Come out and en-
joy the weekend! Cabins,-
RV sites and tent camping
plus horseback riding and
SOS Cafe for great meals,
Craft Village and Country
Store for your convenience.
Contact Tom Salmons, 352-
584-4326 for info. For
camping reservations or
info call the Park at 386-
364-1683 or visit www.mu-
sicliveshere.coin. Located
along the picturesque
Suwannee River at 3076
95th Dr,, Live Oak, FL
32060.
Jan. 8
Elk's National Free
Throw "Hoop Shoot"
Contest
Elks National Free Throw
"Hoop Shoot" Contest for
all boys and girls, ages 8-
13, will be held at Suwan-
' nee 'Middle 'School 'at '"10'
a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005.
Contestant age groups will
be determined by their age
as of April 1, 2005. Local
winners advance to district,
state regional and national
competition. National finals
are held in Springfield,
Mass. For more info, con-
tact your local Elks "Hoop
Shoot" director, Charles
Walker, 386-364-4601, or
visit www.elks.org/hoop-
shoot.cfm.
Jan. 8-10
Falconry School
Another exclusive pro-
gram of Accipiter Enterpris-
es is the International Fal-
conry Academy and Falcon-
ry one day workshops. This
comprehensive three-day
course will be held in a
country setting at tlie Spirit
of the Suwannee Camp-
ground in Live Oak
(www.musicliveshere.com).
Classes cover applicable
laws and ethics, bird
species,,training techniques,
bird temperament and safe-
ty, required equipment, and
introducing your bird to the
world of Falconry. Course
includes textbook and
gauntlet. Reservations re-
quired. The Academy is
scheduled for Saturday,
Sunday and Monday on Jan.
8, 9 and 10. The Falconry
Workshop is scheduled for
Saturday, January 8, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To down
load a registration form vis-
i t
www.birdsofprey.net/acade-
my.html. For more info, call
386-364-1683.
Jan. 9
Sun Country Jamboree


LIVE! From Spirit of the
Suwannee Music Park It's
the Sun Country Jamboree!
That familiar announcement
begins another performance
by some of the best "Good
Ole Boys and Girls" who
make music and fun regu-
larly in Live Oak. If you lis-
ten to the broadcast of the
Jamboree on your favorite
radio station or attended the
show in person Welcome!


Visit our website www.sun-
countryjamboree.com for
complete schedule of
monthly shows. For camp-
ing reservations or more
info call the Park at 386-
364-1683 or visit www.mu-
sicliveshere.com. Located
along the picturesque
Suwannee River at 3076
95th Dr., Live Oak, FL
32060.
Jan. 10
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education)
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Monday, Jan. 10, at
6 p.m., in the NFCC Techni-
cal Center on the Madison
campus. TABE is required
for acceptance into voca-
tional/technical
programs. Photo ID re-
quired. Pre-registration is
required. To register please
call 850-973-9451.
Jan. 10
American Red Cross
will hold a Fundamentals
.of Instructor Training
class in Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold a Fundamentals of In-
structor Training class from
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Jan.
10, at their office at 264 NE
Hernando Ave., Suite 102,
Lake City. For info and to
register, call 386-752-0650.
Jan. 10.11.12 and 14
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley Volunteer Training
Hospice of the Suwannee
Valley will hold volunteer
training from 1-4 p.m. on
*Jan. 10, 11, 12 and 14 at
their office located at 618
SW Florida Gateway Drive,
Lake City. Whether you like
to work with patients or
"behind the scenes," come
and learn how you can use
your talents and extra time
to help those facing a termi-
nal illness. If you would like
to volunteer, please join us
for this twelve-hour training
series. Registration re-
quired. To register or for
more info, contact Carolyn
Long at 386-752-9191.
Jan. 10
Suwannee Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association
meeting
The Suwannee Chapter of
the Florida Trail Associa-
tion will hold its monthly
meeting from 7-9 p.m. on
Monday, Jan. 10, 2005 at
the Suwannee River Water
Management District on US
90 and CR 49, two miles
east of Live Oak. The public
is welcome! The program
presenter will be Liz Sparks
who works as a recreation
planner for the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission
and spends a lot of time en-
joying the beautiful wilder-
ness of Florida. She studies
native plant'lore and will
present an historical per-
spective of traditional plant
usage in the Southeast. Af-
ter the program stay for a
discussion about Suwannee
Chapter's upcoming tours
and trips, many of which are
open to the public. Hikes on
the Florida National Scenic
Trail are being planned as
are trips to Steinhatchee and
Mission San Luis in Talla-
hassee. For more details on
the meeting contact Chap-
ter Chair Don Neale at 386-
3 6 2 .4 8 5 0 ,
dgneale@alltel.net.
Jan. 11
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic
Education)


North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at
1:30 p.m., in the NFCC
Technical Center on the
Madison campus. TABE is
required for acceptance into
vocational/technical pro-
grams. Photo ID required.
Pre-registration is required.
To register please call 850-
973-9451.


Jan. 11
Suwannee River Water
Management District's
governing board will meet
Suwannee River Water
Management District's
(District) governing board
will meet at 9 a.m. on Tues-
day, Jan. 11, at District
headquarters, SR 49 and US
90 East, Live Oak. The
meeting is to consider Dis-
trict business and conduct
public hearings on regulato-
ry and land acquisition mat-
ters. A workshop will follow
the governing board meet-
ing. All meetings, work-
shops and hearings are open
to the public.
Jan. 12
American Red Cross
will hold an Instructor
Training class in Lake
City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Instructor Training
class from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Wednesday, Jan. 12, at their
office at 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
386-752-0650.
Jan. 13
American Red Cross
will hold an Instructor
Training class in Lake
City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Instructor Training
class from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 13, at their
office at 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
386-752-0650.
Jan. 13
American Red Cross
will hold a Community
Water Safety class in
Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold a Community Water
Safety class from 6-9 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 13, at their
office at 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
386-752-0650.
Jan.15
American Red Cross
will hold a First Aid/CPR
(adult/child/infant) class
in Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold a First Aid/CPR
(adult/child/infant) class
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Satur-
day, Jan. 15, at their office
at 264 NE Hernando Ave.,
Suite 102, Lake City. For
info and to register, call
386-752-0650.
Jan. 15
Lewis Family will
perform at Spirit of
Suwannee Music Park &
Campground
America's First Family of
Bluegrass Gospel Music
will be performing at the
Spirit of the Suwannee Mu-
sic Park & Campground af-
ter having celebrated 50
years of recording their an-
nual Christmas show. Plus
they have just finished
recording a new CD and
cassette titled "Angels
Gathering Flowers" which
includes songs written by
Tom T. Hall, Randall Hyl-
ton, Wayne Haun, Larry Pe-
tree. and other great writers.
You can purchase this new
CD or cassette online at
www.thelewisfamilymu-
sic.com. Opening for the
Lewis Family will be
"Heather Allen & True
Heart" http://true-
heart2004.tripod.com/. For
camping reservations or
info call the Park at 386-


364-1683 or visit www.mu-
sicliveshere.com. Located
along the picturesque
Suwannee River at 3076
95th Dr., Live Oak, FL
32060.
Jan. 18
American Red Cross
will hold an Infant and
Child CPR class in Lake
City
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of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Infant and Child
CPR class from 6-9 p.m.,
Tuesday, Jan 18, at their of-
fice at 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
386-752-0650.
Jan. 18
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Edu-
cation)
North Florida Communi-
ty College will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education) on Tuesday,
Jan. 18, at 1:30 p.m., in the
NFCC Technical Center on
the Madison
campus. TABE is required
for acceptance into voca-
ti o nal/tec hn i c al
programs. Photo ID re-
quired. Pre-registration is
required. To register please
call 850-973-9451.
Jan. 18
Helping Hands Volunteer
Orientation
Helping Hands Volunteer
Orientation will be held


from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Hos-
pice of the Suwannee Val-
ley, 618 SW FL Gateway
Drive, Lake City. Make a
difference in someone's
life! After attending orien-
tation and completing the
screening process, you will
be eligible for volunteering
in the Hospice Attic thrift
store, administrative of-
fices as well as helping at
special events, educational
fairs, community events
and fund raising. You must
register for orientation. To
register or for more info
contact Carolyn Long at
386-752-9191.
Jan. 18 and 19
NFCC will conduct
GED tests
North Florida Communi-
ty College will conduct
GED tests Jan. 18 and 19,
at 6 p.m. in the NFCC
Technical Center on the
Madison campus. Persons
taking the tests will be re-
quired to furnish a photo
ID. NFCC holds GED
preparation courses free of


charge; there is a fee for the
test. Pre-registration is re-
quired. To register please
call 850-973-1629.
Jan. 20
American Red Cross
will hold an Adult
CPR/First Aid class in
Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Adult CPR/First
Aid class from 6-9:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Jan. 20, at their
office at 264 NE Hernando
Ave., Suite 102, Lake City.
For info and to register, call
386-752-0650.
Jan. 24
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education)
North Florida Communi-
ty College will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult Basic
Education) on Monday,
Jan. 24, at 6 p.m., in the
NFCC Technical Center on
the Madison
campus. TABE is required
for acceptance into voca-
tional/technical
programs. Photo ID re-


quired. Pre-registration is
required. To register please
call 850-973-9451.
Jan. 25
American Red Cross
will hold an Adult CPR
class in Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold an Adult CPR class
from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday,
Jan. 25, at their office at
264 NE Hernando Ave.,
Suite 102, Lake City. For
info and to register, call
386-752-0650.
Jan. 25
NFCC will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic
Education)
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at
1:30 p.m., in the NFCC
Technical Center on the
Madison campus. TABE is
required for acceptance into
vocational/technical pro-
grams. Photo ID required.
Pre-registration is required.
To register please call 850-
973-9451.


Jan. 27
American Red Cross
will hold a First Aid class
in Lake City
The American Red Cross
of Suwannee Valley will
hold a First Aid class from
6-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27,
at their office at 264 NE
Hernando Ave., Suite 102,
Lake City. For info and to
register, call 386-752-0650.
Jan. 29-30 and Feb. 4-6
19th Annual Hoggetowne
Medieval Faire comes to
life in Gainesville on Jan
29-30 and Feb. 4-6
The Alachua County Fair-
grounds come to life as the
19th Annual Hoggetowne
Medieval Faire brings the
magic of the past to
Gainesville. Join hundreds
of actors, artisans and vol-
unteers for two weekends of
merriment Jan. 29-30 and
Feb. 4-6. Faire hours are 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday and 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Friday. Admission
is $10 for adults, $5 for
children ages 5-17 and free
for children 4 and younger.


For more information call
352-334-ARTS or visit
www.gvlculturalaffairs.org.
Jan. 31
NFCC will conduct
TABE (Test of Adult
Basic Education)
North Florida Community
College will conduct TABE
(Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion) on Monday, Jan. 31, at
6 p.m., in the NFCC Techni-
cal Center on the Madison
campus. TABE is required
for acceptance into voca-
tional/technical pro-
grams. Photo ID required.
Pre-registration is required.
To register please call 850-
973-9451.


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Lake City
386-755-5060
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General Eye Care & Surgery
EYE EXAMS CATARACT SURGERY
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*DIABETES, LASERS
Eduardo M. Bedoya, MD
Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
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Medicare, Medicaid, Avmed,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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American Board of Internal Medicine certified,
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Allergy and Asthma Lung diseases Women's Health
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Coi[,r.r of US 27 and Monroe St.
Mayo, FL 32066
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Live Oak
(386) 364-1576
Toll Free: (800) 822-1576
South Oaks Square Shopping Center
1554 South Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32062


For more information about this home, call the associates
of Poole Realty at 386-362-4539.


We'll find the right home for you.


Loaded with Deer, Turkey, and Hogs. Or a a~-ig esu n eyi tou uesurive rii lurn Is u eu
great place for family camping and cottage across form the park on 1/2 of a
getaways. NOTE!! Electric in area AND This a flag lot with 166+ feet of US HWY city block, covered with many granddaddy
close to fishing on the Gulf!! MLS#42136 27 frontage. Possible to re-zone to oaks and flowering shrubs. MLS#42866
$35,000 commercial. MLS#42323 $114,900 $45,000 128320JRS-F


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Suite 101, Lake City, FL 32055
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(1) 20 (+/-) ACRES SUWANNEE COUNTY property is located a short distance from
Charles Springs and a boat ramp on the Suwannee River. $3,350 per acre owner financing
available (Owner/Broker)
(2) 84.50 (+/-) SUWANNEE COUNTY property has frontage on CR #49 and has scattered
oak and pine trees. Great home site! $3,000 per acre (Owner/Broker)
(3 65 ACRES SUWANNEE COUNTY property has frontage on CR #49 and has scattered
oak and pine trees. Great home site! $3,000 per acre (Owner/Broker)
(4) 155 (+/-) ACRES SUWANNEE COUNTY gently rolling land located next to Peacock
Springs State Park. Ideal for home site or hunting! $2,995 per acre (Owner/Broker)
(5) 210 (+/-) ACRES SUWANNEE COUNTY property is located on State Road #51 about 3
miles north of the Suwannee River. Great location for home site! $3,500 per acre
(Owner/Broker)
(6) 645 ACRES MADISON COUNTY gently rolling land with majestic hardwoods along the
meandering of a creek that runs through the property. Land is in 19 & 20 year old planted
pines and has paved road frontage. Ideal for hunting, other recreational uses or home site.
$2,725 per acre
(7) 674 ACRES MADISON COUNTY this tract has some cut over land, about 195 acres of
2001 planted sand pines and some beautiful hardwood hammocks surrounding the Sand Pond.
Ideal for deer and turkey hunting. Property is a short drive from 1-10. $1,995 per acre
(Owner/Broker)
For additional information, contact
BAYNARD WARD, KATRINA BLALOCK or CHUCK DAVIS
E-mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:ward@danielcrapps.com"


Lighthouse Realty
Sof North Florida, Inc.
Corner of Hwy. 27 & Clyde Avenue, Mayo, Florida
Heather M. Neill, Broker
PIIONE: (386) 294-2131 MoBll.I: (386) 208-5394
Search the MLS at WWW.LIGIITHOUSEREALTYI.US


5.41 ACRE CORIIER LOT in Kawalquin
Acres. Within 5 minutes of Branford and
the Suwannee River. Quiet country living
waiting for your site built or manufactured
home. $36,000. #43651.





OCALA NATIONAL FOREST is just a
minute away from this very pretty lot.
Heavily treed, in nice neighborhood, I
mile from the Rodman Reservoir
(Ocklawaha River) boat ramp and some
of the best fishing in Florida! 30 minutes
to downtown Ocala. $6,800. #43665


IN THE HEART OF HORSE COUNTRY -
next-door to DeChamplain's magnificent
"Heaven's Gate Farm," 58 prime acres in
beautiful, peaceful surroundings.
Subdividable. $450,000. #43188.





32+ CLEARED ACRES with paved road
frontage. Fenced and cross-fenced.
200'/10" well (currently capped). Power
on property. $180,290. #43363. 128317-F


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Real Estate
PROPERTY FOR SALE

Madison County
70 Acres. Hunting Tract w/20 acre
lake and oak hammock. $2100. per
acre.

60 Acres. with duck pond and lots of
deer and turkey. $1200. per acre.
Lafayette County
6 Ea. 20 Acre parcels. with duck
pond or sand bottom lake. Large Live
Oaks. $3,000. per acre.

Suwannee River Frontage Lots
Madison County: 150' frontage-with
home ready to move into. $175,000.

Lafayette County: 3 to choose from
with septic permits, $40,000. each. 2
to choose from without septic
permits, $30,000. each.

Suwannee County: 10.2 Acres with
850' frontage. Very private, no septic.
$250,000.

Gilchrist County: 8.2 Acres with
275' frontage. With spring head, no
septic. $150,000.

Dixie County: Without septic tanks-
3 to choose from. $30,000. each.

Call Marvin Buchanan
Owner/Broker
(386) 294-1211





PERSONAL SERVICES

Convalescent Care
Hirst Day
DIABETIC TESTING SUPPLIES
& Respiratory supplies at little or no
cost. Medicare approved supplier.
Extensive line of brand name
products. Satisfaction Guaranteed!
1-800-815-1577 Ext. 35




EDUCATIONAL SERVICES





A PETS
LOST AN ANIMAL? WANT TO
ADOPT? Call Suwannee County
Animal Control at 386-208-0072. M-F
from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.


Farm Equipm


Boats/Supplies
S-irst Day
) FOR SALE 1996 Robalo 2120,
ICULTURE center console w/225 Mercury
w/warranty. Continental trailer. Many
extras. Asking $17,500. Call 386-
ent 362-4775.


Farm Equipment
1ST ANNUAL ICE BREAKER
SWAP MEET
Jan. 7-9, 2005
New & Old tractors, Antique Engines,
Lots of Rusty bits & pieces at
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
(386) 364-1683





MERCHANDISE

Furniture
BEDROOM SET
5 piece cherry sleigh bed. New still
in boxes, never opened. $500.
Can deliver. Call 229-630-7013
FOR SALE Only $300.00! Beige
leather LazyBoy Reclining Sofa.
Great condition. Matching Recliner
chair $100.00. Call (386) 658-3137.

Miscellaneous



NEW IN PLASTIC
MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING
Memory Foam -$499.00.
Luxury Queen Pillow Top-
$135.00
King Pillow Top-$200.00
Full Double Pillow Top-$115.00
229-630-7013
CAN DELIVER!




RECREATION
FOR SALE 2003 Honda Rancher.
All-time 4-wheel drive. 27" 589 mud
tires, ITP Aluminum wheels,
electronic shift, 145 hrs, like brand
new. $5,500.00. Call 386-330-5352.

Boats/Supplies

First Day
FOR SALE Houseboat, 29 ft.
Pontoon. Self-contained. Fridge,
stove, bed. 2001 hp. Honda 4-stroke,
tilt & trim. $6000. OBO. Call 727-421-
5207 or 727-526-0622.


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Realtor, 386-364-1576 Office
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Southern Sky Realty
of Florida, Inc.
128316-F




REALTOFf
529 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL
Bus. 386-362-1389 Fax= (386) 362-6131
S.C. Sullivan (386) 362-1389, Evening 362-2990
Realtor Assoc. M. Elizabeth Elliott, Evening 842-2372


(1) Off 76th Street: 10 Acres
wooded, oaks and pines. Good
buy @ $33,500.
(2) Lee, FL: 7.3 Acres on US
90 near I-10 with a 3/4
bedroom CH/AC home
containing approximately
1,750 sq. ft. under roof together
with a C.B.S. Commercial
Building containing
approximately 12,500 with
11,500 sq. ft. of packing.
$250,000.
(3) 75 acres on paved road on
pasture with some live oaks,
fenced and cross fenced, two
wells, 1/4 mile on paved Rd.
1/4 mile on county grade, good
area. $3,995 per acre.
(4) 177th Drive: 3 Bedroom, 2
bath central heat and air. Home
containing approxaimtely
1,350 sq. ft. Kitchen furnished
225'137 lot. $72,000.
(5) Alapha River: Two one
acre wooded tracts with 200 ft.
on the water. Good country
road. $14,995. $100 Down.
(6) Jasper, FL: 3 Bedroom, 2
Bath, CH/AC, brick, containing
approximately 1,700 sq. ft., tender
roof. Kitchen furnished 147x97
lot, pool, $95,000..
(7) Off CR 51 S.W.: 20 acres
wooded with large oaks, and a
3BR/2BA, CH/CA DWMH in
excellent condition, contact
office. 2000 sq. ft. under roof,
detached stortge $149,500.
(8) 161 /St Rd.: 10 acres with a
four bedroom, three bath,
CH/CA, brick home containing
approximatley 2,500 sq. ft.
under roof, kitchen furnished, 3
car garage. REDUCED to
$225,000.
(9) Duval & Scriven St.: 3


bedroom, 1 bath home cont.
approx. 1650 sq. ft. under roof
240x106 corner lot. $49,000.
REDUCED!
(10) Hunting Tract: 13 acres
+, wooded, Steinhatchee
Springs area, river access, and
Hwy. 51 access, recent survey.
$26,000.
(11) CR 132: 13 acres wooded
on paved road with a 3
bedroom, 2 bath, CH/CA
DWMH in excellent condition,
cont. approx. 1450 sq. ft.,
heated area, will have to see to
appreciate. $119,000.
(12) Camping Lot: One acre
riverview lot in the Blue
Springs area, river access.
$5,995.
(13) 16th Street: 1 1/2 acres
with a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home
contains approx. 1180 sq. ft.
(paved Rd.) good area.
$45,000.
(14) Perry Fla: Nice two
bedroom, CH/CA, brick home
with garage, good area.
$51,900.
(15) Perry Fla: 3 bedroom,
central heat and air, 218x170'
lot, nice trees, numerous
updates, new carpet, paint,
stove & refrig. 100%
financing. $61,900.
(16) Suwannee River: Four
plus acres with 220 ft. on the
water, 4' well, septic tank,
20x32 and 10x20 buidlings.
$110,000.
(17) 177th Road: 10 acres,
wooded 4' well, septic tank,
good county road. $4,200 per
acre.
(18) US 90 West & 1-10: 32
Acres, zoned C.H.I., corner
tract, will divide.
128445-F


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Houses for Rent
-irst Day
FOR RENT Country Cottage.
Furnished, 1 BR/1 BA, LR, Kit.
Utilities furnished, no cable. Sleeps
one. No smoking, drinking, drugs on
premises. $600. mo. + 1st mo. & sec.
dep. Call 386-362-1561.
HOUSE FOR RENT 1BR/1BA Brand
New House CHA Screened Porch,
$600/mo, 1st, last & $300. sec. dep.
1 mi. from Live Oak, FI city limits. NO
PETS! 386-362-3002
Vacation Rentals






North Carolina. Easy access, great
view, 10 min to Mlaggie .alle:, 30 mrin
to Cherokee, 2 min to. Parkway,
Mountain Stream with picnic area,
Fireplace, Sleeps 10. All Amenities.
$500/wk, $1600/mo. (386) 330-4207
Lucy




REAL ESTATE FOR SALE


First Day
FOR SALE W/OWNER FINANCING
1 AC. buildable lot near SR 247
$12,000. 2 AC. buildable lot near SR
247 $20,000. 4 AC. lot off 137 on
35th $30,000. 2 AC. lot 3 mi. off US
90 near Madison Co. line $12,500.
(386) 935-2301.
OWNER FINANCE
Jasper 4BD/2&1/2BA DWMH on 1
ACRE, NICE PRIVACY, Lg. Front &
Rear decks, fireplace, new
carpet.Sm. down & $750/mo.
Call (386) 758-9785
OWNER FINANCE
O'Brien Spacious 3BR/2BA on
2.03 acres. Beautiful Oak Trees Sm.
down & $695.00 mo.
Call (386) 758-9785


Homes for Sale
-irst Day
FOR SALE by owner-N. Suwannee
County. 3/2 Cypress frame home-
1995. 2100 sq. ft. conditioned+lg.
screen porch & decks. Beautiful 6 ac.
of hardwood forest, high & dry. 3 min.
walk to Suwannee River w/gated
access to miles of state-owned river
frontage. $213,000. Call 386-362-
5979

Mobile Homes
OWNER FINANCE
E. of Branford-close to beautiful
Itchetucknee River- 3BD/2BA MH
Small down, $625/mo. 386-758-9785


Lots

FIVE, TEN AND TWENTY ACRE
LOTS with well & septic. Owner
financing. Call 386-752-4339.
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EMPLOYMENT

Help Wanted ...


Administrative
Assistant II
(Pending Classification)

State position available with Courts
of the Third Judicial Circuit to
provide administrative assistance
in mediation services. Prefer
minimum of five years of
progressively more responsible
administrative experience.
Knowledge and/or experience in
court procedures and programs,
particularly in the field of
mediation, preferred. Must have
knowledge of standard
administrative practices as well as
office equipment and computer
related software. The ability to
communicate well and practice
discretion required. Annual Salary
$29,142.60. Resumes must be
received by Jan. 12, 2005.

Submit resume w/State of Florida
application to:
Human Resources
P. Box 1569
Lake City, FL 32056
ADA Compliant/EOE.


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Double Wide
Mobile Home
and
Land for sale.

Financed

by owner.,

Ask for
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386-362-2720


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LIVE OAK AREA
CALL FOR APPT:
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First Day
CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
needed, two (2) years experience
required Drug Free Work Place.
.all (386) 294-3411.

CITY MANAGER-
CITY OF JASPER

The City of Jasper (pop. 2000) is
requesting applications for the
position of City Manager.
Applications should be submitted in
the form of a resume. Salary will be
negotiable and depend on
qualifications. A Bachelor degree
or higher is preferred with 4 years
of municipal government
experience. An equivalent
combination of training and
experience may be accepted.
Professional managerial or
financial experience may be
substituted on a year for year basis
for the education and experience
requirement. Work experience
must show successful professional
management and interpersonal
relations skills. The successful
applicant will be required to live
within the city limits of Jasper. The
city manager reports to a five
member City Council. The Mayor
and Vice Mayor are chosen by the
City Council. The city manager is
responsible for the day to day
operations of the city. The city
provides full services including
police and fire protection natural
gas, water, wastewater collection
and treatment, parks/ recreation,
street maintenance and garbage
collection. Send resume to Mr.
Matthew Hawkins, Mayor, City of
Jasper, 208 W. Hatley Street,
Jasper, Florida 32052. Only
resumes received by January 31,
2005 will be considered. Evaluation
of applicants will begin as soon as
resumes are received. Resumes
received are public record. The City
of Jasper is an equal opportunity
employer.


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FOR RENT-
3BR, 2BA DWMH,
CENTRAL H/A.
FIRST MONTH'S
RENT PLUS
DEPOSIT TO
MOVE IN.
WATER, SEWER
& GARBAGE
INCLUDED.
NO PETS
386-330-2567
133339-F


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3BR, Singlewide

mobile home.

Central H/A.

First month's

rent plus deposit

to move in.

Water, sewer &

garbage included.

No pets.

386-330-2567
133362 F


Help Wanted
Wait Staff
SOS CAFE
has wait staff positions open. Basic
math & hospitality skills a must.
Experience preferred but will train.
Apply in person @ SOS CAFE
between 2pm-5pm @
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
3076 95th Dr. Live Oak, FL
E.O.E.

Bus Drivers
SUWANNEE DISTRICT
SCHOOLS
Transportation Department is
needing dependable people for
Substitute School Bus Drivers.
Required: High School Diploma or
GED, excellent driving record, and
complete requirements mandated
by the State of Florida. We will train
interested people and help them
acquire the CDL Class B driver's
license for school bus drivers.
Excellent hourly wages and the
opportunity to become full time. For
more information please call
Marianne Wood, Driver Trainer at
386-364-3575. Please call after
January 3, 2005 for more details.
Next class scheduled for January
10, 2005.

maintenance
HELP WANTED maintenance man
with knowledge of plumbing, electric
and, carpentry.. Tools. required.
Transportation a mist. Drug free
workplace.
Call (386) 330-2567

Clerical
FRONT OFFICE
People & details oriented, full time,
flexible hours, and weekends
positions open. Basic math
and good phone voice needed.
Call & ask for Toni before
applying in person @
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
(386) 364-1683
E.O.E:
Driver
GOD TRANSPORT
is seeking Class A/CDL. 2 years
experience, clean MVR. Home on
the weekends. FL/GA. Call 386-362-
2130

First Day
Drivers
Company Drivers Needed
2 yrs. Experience. Must be at least
23 years old. Drug free workplace.
Must have Class A CDL. 386-208-
8075.
First Day
Food Service
SHEFFIELD'S COUNTRY KITCHEN
is accepting applications for
Cooks, Wait staff, & Janitorial
positions. Call 386-792-2030
between 9 a.m & 2 p.m. only.
LABORERS NEEDED
MANY POSITIONS
AVAILABLE
FOR MORE INFO CALL:
WAL-STAF PERSONNEL
(386) 755-1991 APPT. ONLY
BACKGRD/DRUGSCREEN
REQ.
farm help
HELP WANTED
Knowledge of tractor and equipment
is a must. Call 386-330-2567 to
enquire. Drug Free Work Place.
First Day
Food Service
COUNTRY KITCHENS
Now hiring, all positions open.
Call 850-971-0024.


-FOR RENT-

2 BR, singlewide

mobile home,

central H/A.

First month's

rent plus deposit

to move in.

Water, sewer, &

garbage included.

No pets

386-330-2567


For more information about this home,
call Kellie Shirah of Poole Realty at386-362-4539.


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White Spings 362, 364 Live Oak 397 White
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Dowling Park 752, 755, 758 Lake City 776 .
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RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
LIVE OAK AREA
FAX RESUMES
(386) 755-7911
WAL-STAF PERSONNEL
DRUGSCREEN/BACKGRD
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First Day
MECHANIC
W. B. HOWLAND CO.
INC.
Mechanic w/ diesel engine and
hydraulic experience needed
@ W.B. Howland Company.
Full time position with excellent
benefits package. Apply in person
@ Howlands corner of Walker &
11th St. or call (386) 362-1235.

First Day

Mechanic die gi
Part-Time Mechanic wanted. Must
be ASE Certified. Pick up application
Branford Bumper to Bumper or call
386-935-1313
386-935-1313


Help Wanted
MEDIATION
COORDINATOR
(Pending Classification)

State position available with Courts
of the Third Judicial Circuit to
coordinate County, Family, and
Dependency Mediation services.
Must have knowledge of County,
Family and Dependency Mediation
procedures. Florida Supreme Court
Certification in Family, County and
Dependency Mediation required.
Knowledge of grant application
procedures preferred. Annual
Salary $43,544.40. Resumes
must be received by Jan. 12,
2005.
Submit resume w/State of Florida
application to:
Human Resources
P. O. Box 1569
Lake City, FL 32056
ADA Compliant/EOE.
Sales
WALT'S LIVE OAK
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Call for Ist & 2nd mortgages.
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Man
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Cable installation,
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Call Tom @
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Help Wanted

First Day
STAFF ASSISTANT
BUILDING DEPARTMENT
SUWANNEE COUNTY is seeking
applicants for the full time position
of Staff Assistant at the Building
Department. An employee in a
position allocated to this class
performs a variety of office support
functions for the Building
Department including the issuance
of building permits, fee collection
for permits and service charges.
Also answering questions and
providing information relative to
code requirements for building
plans, mobile home -codes, etc.,
and other duties as needed or
required. Requires graduation from
a standard high school and three
years of experience in secretarial,
or advanced clerical office work; or,
an equivalent combination of
training and experience. Position
requires some knowledge of
building codes and related
information. Salary range is $9.02
to $18.25 per hour based on
qualifications and experience.
Retirement, insurance, paid
holidays, annual and sick leave
benefits are included. Applicants
are encouraged to submit
resumes, letters of reference, or
other biographical information with
their applications. Applications are
available at the Suwannee County
Administrative Services
Department, 224 Pine Avenue,
Live Oak, Florida 32064, (386)
362-6869. Deadline for submitting
applications is January 13, 2005 at
5:00 PM. All applicants are subject
to drug testing prior to
employment. EE/AA/V/D.


First Day
TRUCK DRIVERS Needed Full and
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Help Wanted

First Day
Yard Man
LIVE OAK GAS
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Seeking Honest & Dependable
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perform tank & facility
maintenance. Requirements: High
school diploma/GED, at least 18
yrs. old, pass Fed background
check.
Apply in person:
1717 W. Howard Street
Live Oak, Fl
386-362-2424

FAMILY MEDIATOR
(Pending Classification)

State position available with Courts
of the Third Judicial Circuit to
provide family mediation services
throughout the circuit. Must have
knowledge of the Family Court
laws and procedures as well as
extensive knowledge of problem
solving techniques. Florida
Supreme Court certification as a
Family Mediator required.
Certification as a County Mediator
or Juvenile Dependency Mediator
beneficial. Annual Salary
$43,544.40. Resumes must be
received by Jan. 12, 2005.
Submit resume w/State of Florida
application to:
Human Resources
P. O. Box 1569
Lake City, FL 32056
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Help Wanted

First Day
salesperson
W.B. HOWLAND CO. INC.
Rental Equipment Salesperson
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Including Profit Sharing Plan,
401K,
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PO Box 700
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Autos for Sale

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Trucks for Sale
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Utility
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Motorcycles

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Once the ball drops and the
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Among the foods she rec-
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snacks and meals are fruits
and vegetables that are high in
vitamins and nutrients; chick-
en, turkey, fish and egg whites
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As the holidays wound
down, it seems the most
popular topic of conversa-
tion with friends, family and
co-workers was how much
everyone overate during the
season's festivities. With the
new year, why not make a
healthy deal with yourself to
include more fruits and veg-
etables in your diet?
The vitamins and minerals
from fresh fruits and vegeta-
bles offer many health bene-
fits. And if you're trying to
shed a few post-holiday
pounds, -eating more fruits
and vegetables and fewer
high-calorie foods is a good
place to start.
A recent poll. showed that
more than 85 percent of con-
sumers are not eating .the
federally recommended min-
imum of five servings of
produce a day. Part of the
problem is that many con-
sumers aren't aware of the
dietary recommendations.
Still others aren't sure how
to fit five a day into their
food plan.
One easy way to start is to
include some form of pro-
duce at each meal. For ex-
ample, have a banana or an
orange with your breakfast.
At lunch, have a salad, or
pack an apple for dessert.
For dinner, make vegetables
a prominent part of your
menu. Sprinkle in a few
healthy snacks like carrot or
celery sticks, a pear or an
apple, and you've got your
five a day.
Another strategy for get-
ting in the recommended
servings of fruits and veg-
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that is, choose produce in a
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your body needs to maintain
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els, protect against the ef-,
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the risk of cancer and heart
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Blue/purple fruits and
vegetables like blackberries
eggplant and purple grapes
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Green foods'such as green.;
apples, avocados, asparagus
and broccoli help lower the
risks of some cancers, pro-
mote vision health and:
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White produce such as ba-
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and mushrooms promote
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,and lower the risk of some
cancers.
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healthy immune system and
lower the risk of some can-
cers.
Finally, red produce such
as red apples, cherries, beets
and red peppers can help
maintain heart health and
memory function, lower the
risk of some cancers, and
keep your urinary tract
healthy.
Eating fresh fruits and
vegetables is the best way to
get the vitamins, minerals
and anti-oxidant benefits. A
panel of experts at the Amer-
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conclude that there is too lit-
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taking antioxidant supple-
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heart disease. Instead, the
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from food sources.
By working in five a day
into your daily routine,
you'll not only do your body
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Painting. Decks.
Screened Enclosures.


LIVE OAK

MINI STORAGE
* 5x15 5x20 10x15 10x20
CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE
5x5 5x10 10x10 10x20
Units located on Gold Kist Road
Rental Office: 121 Van Buren St., Li e Oak 364-6626




LAKEWOOD
APARTMENTS
IN LIVE OAK

SQuiet country living 2 bedroom duplex
Call 362-3110


Stump Grinding


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* 30, 50 and 85 gallon units in stock.
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